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11:59 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget FCC considers improving its definition of broadband to a video-friendly 10Mbps
The FCC last set its definition of broadband as 4Mbps downstream, and 1Mbps upstream. That was fine for 2010, but it's arguably outdated in 2014 -- you can't reliably stream HD video or host high-qua...
11:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget It's official: Steve Ballmer is buying the LA Clippers for $2 billion
The papers are signed and the deal is done (pending approval by the NBA's Board of Governors). Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer really is buying the LA Clippers (you can say LA Clippys, once) for $...
10:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Austin, get ready... Engadget Live is coming!
We've heard that it's going to be hot in Austin on June 20th. Sure, one could say that's just a typical June day in Austin, but we'd like to think it's because we're coming to town. Our Engadget Live...
10:13 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Twitter abandons one of humanity's most widely used fonts
The next time you visit Twitter.com things may look a little different, now that the site is rolling out a new font. After years of using Helvetica Neue, it's switching to the Gotham typeface. Alread...
10:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Tune in to our liveblog of Apple's WWDC keynote Monday!
Get ready to put on your Sunday best, kids -- WWDC 2014 begins in just a few days. The developer conference will begin with its traditional keynote, headlined by CEO Tim Cook and the rest of the exec...
09:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Motorola confirms Moto Maker isn't dying, despite US factory closure
Today's revelation that Motorola is shutting down its sole American plant is an indication that its latest flagship didn't do as well as expected in the US and the costs of operating the Texas factor...
09:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 399 - 5.30.14
We're taking the elephant in the room for a ride this week and jumping right into Apple's purchase of Beats, including both its Electronics and Music divisions. Since we're back in cramped confines o...
09:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Back to life: A collection of 'holographic' appearances
We've offered up the details about holographic live appearances, and now it's time to kick back and take in a few. Jump in the gallery below for performances from Michael Jackson, Tupac, Mariah Carey...
08:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Major League Soccer has big plans for the World Cup and beyond
On June 12th, most football fans around the globe will have their eyes set on Brazil's Arena de Sao Paulo, where the host nation is set to take on Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World ...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Samsung Chromebook 2 review: A $400 laptop never looked so good
Chromebooks seem to be having a moment. Which is odd, because for a while there, nobody seemed to be giving them a chance. Since the first Chromebook came out, about three years ago, Chrome OS device...
07:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Microsoft is building a foot-controlled infotainment platform
Here's something we didn't expect: Microsoft is developing a projector-based infotainment system that you manipulate with your feet. Really. We found Microsoft's Project Ripple at the Augmented World...
07:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget iTunes Radio eyes local reach with broadcast content and focused ads
The Beats Music purchase may help Apple compete with Spotify, but iTunes Radio remains focused squarely on Pandora. According to a report from The Information, Apple is said to be working on local ad...
06:49 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Google Stars bookmarking app makes brief appearance on Chrome Web Store
Google's Stars bookmarking app showed up ever so briefly on the Chrome Web Store, and then disappeared again. The app, which was leaked early this month, seems to allow you to "star" web pages from C...
06:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Rdio's Android app finally lets you listen to live albums correctly
Imagine this, if you will. You're sitting in a recliner listening to Electric Light Orchestra's Time, and just as Prologue gives way to Twilight -- nothing -- and then music. Those odious little paus...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Playdate: We're livestreaming Mario Kart 8 for Wii U!
Welcome, ladygeeks and gentlenerds, to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from next-gen consoles. Because games! They're fun!Mario...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Playdate: We're livestreaming Mario Kart 8 for Wii U! (update: game over!)
Welcome, ladygeeks and gentlenerds, to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from next-gen consoles. Because games! They're fun!Mario...
05:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget TrueCrypt development stopped amid a cloud of mystery
Last Wednesday the SourceForge page for popular open-source disk encryption software TrueCrypt started recommending the use of BitLocker on Windows instead. Visitors were told that the application wa...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget What's on tap for Apple at WWDC 2014
It's that time again, folks -- geeks from around the globe (us included) are getting ready to descend on San Francisco's Moscone Center for WWDC 2014. Once those doors open and the keynote starts, we...
04:40 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Motorola to close its Moto X plant in Texas by the end of the year
Motorola became part of a growing trend when it opened a plant in Texas to build its flagship Moto X, but just a year on, its now decided to shut down its US manufacturing operations. According to Th...
04:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Samsung's latest smartphone-camera hybrid launches in the UK tomorrow
Samsung appears intent on single-handedly bringing back the word "cameraphone," if the Galaxy S4 Zoom and recently announced Galaxy K Zoom are anything to go by. The newer of the two does a much bett...
04:02 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget NASA uses smart sandals to stop astronauts cheating their exercise routines
A happy byproduct of zero gravity is an astronaut's ability to totally fake a power-lifting session. (Oh gosh this barbell is so heavy, Houston, do you copy?) Then again, given the rate at which the ...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12pm ET!
Ben and Terrence are back in good ol' NYC and they've got the one and only Edgar Alvarez in the studio with them! Obviously, the big news this week is that Apple snatched up Beats, which means we're ...
03:08 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Scientists extract clean water from cow pies
The planet's 1.5 billion cows are (innocently) an environmental scourge thanks to the copious amounts of horrible greenhouse gases they disgorge. Scientists from Michigan State U have flopped that ar...
02:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset
Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral that enables VR interaction for flagship phones from the world's largest phone manufacturer. This week we've go...
02:31 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Two-thirds of Americans are doing nothing to protect their privacy
Americans are still not getting the message about protecting their personal info, despite recent epic data breaches. Consumer Reports said that one in seven US residents, or about 45 million people, ...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy S5 courtesy of Pixa Prints
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is the best in its flagship series to date (duh), but if you don't have an upgrade loaded, it'll set you back a pretty penny. If only you could get hold of a brand-spanking new on...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about hologram people
Perhaps you watched the Billboard Music Awards and were aghast (or impressed) by Michael Jackson's performance from beyond the grave. Or maybe you were at Coachella and caught a resurrected Tupac ons...
12:24 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear update switches it from Android to Tizen
When Samsung debuted its new line of Tizen-powered wearables, it looked like the original Galaxy Gear had been put on notice. Instead of leaving early adopters in the cold, the Korean smartphone make...
12:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Nintendo resurrects its best controller for Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U
Not only is one of Nintendo's most loved games soon to arrive on the Wii U, but you'll also be able to play it using one of the game company's best controllers. An officially licensed adapter will le...
10:36 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's UK Store will now sell you a Windows Phone
It's weird to think that before Microsoft spent a few billion euros to acquire Nokia's smartphone division, it didn't sell Windows Phone handsets directly on its online UK store. Now that Nokia is of...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Virgin Galactic's space flights cleared for US blastoff
Virgin Galactic's plans to charter its first space flights by the end of the year have been given another huge boost after it got the green light to begin planning launches. The company, which is now...
09:09 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Velociraptor-inspired robot can run almost as fast as DARPA's Cheetah
There's a new robot that's almost matched Cheetah's speed record, but it wasn't designed after another speedy cat. Instead, it takes cues from something more terrifying: a velociraptor. The two-legge...
08:18 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget This augmented reality motorcycle helmet could save your life
"I was in early morning traffic when an inattentive driver hit me from behind and I was thrown from my motorcycle." Ryan Shearman, founder and CEO of Fusar Technologies, tells me at Augmented World E...
07:33 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Physicists use diamonds to reach quantum teleportation breakthrough
Quantum teleportation promises a leap into the next great era of computing -- but first we've got to get it working consistently. Scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft say they've ma...
06:29 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Google's EU-only form can help the internet forget about you
Google has now complied with a European court ruling that it must remove links to personal data if requested. It has just put up a "right to be forgotten" form to help you remove links about yourself...
05:11 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Meta's augmented reality glasses are almost ready for developers
With all the attention Meta has been giving its $3,000 smart glasses prototype, you'd be forgiven if you thought the company and let its original Kickstarter design fall to the wayside. Forgiven, but...
04:01 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Galaxy S5 Active launches on AT&T: tougher shell, same water resistance
We knew it existed but now it's finally crawled out of some jungle or scuba-diving vacation to go official and Samsung's Galaxy S5 Active is available today on AT&T. While ruggedized phones typic...
03:50 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Got PlayStation Plus? You're now getting two games every month
Now that Microsoft is offering free games each month to Xbox One owners with Live Gold subscriptions, Sony is in a tough spot -- how does it get you to buy a console and sign up for PlayStation Plus?...
02:54 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget SpaceX Dragon V2 can seat up to seven passengers, use thrusters to land on solid ground
SpaceX's Dragon capsule has been taking cargo to the International Space Station since 2012, but it's done so lacking the chops to shuttle humans into orbit. The firm's just unveiled the next generat...
02:45 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Apple and Beats, GoPro's media empire and more!
Today we discussed Apple's purchase of Beats Electronics, got a taste of GoPro's growing media empire, went hands-on with Beats' new Solo headphones and learned about an American-made TV that sits be...
01:45 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Watch SpaceX unveil its next-gen space capsule, Dragon V2
SpaceX is getting ready to reveal its next-generation space capsule tonight at its HQ in Hawthorne, California, and while we'll be covering it live, you can watch as it unfolds too. The firm's setup ...
01:45 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Watch SpaceX unveil its next-gen space capsule, Dragon V2 (update: done!)
SpaceX is getting ready to reveal its next-generation space capsule tonight at its HQ in Hawthorne, California, and while we'll be covering it live, you can watch as it unfolds too. The firm's setup ...
12:35 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Surviving Yahoo: Upcoming's social calendar rises again
Yahoo killed Upcoming.org, but thanks to Kickstarter, a passionate founder and a surprising bit of generosity, the community events calendar is on its way back.Before it fell apart, however, Upcoming...
12:14 am -04 - Fri, May 30, 2014
Engadget Cleveland Indians want to put ads where fans can see them
Advertisers and sponsors are extremely valuable to all professional sports teams, and thus it is very important to keep them engaged with the fans. In an effort to make this happen, the Cleveland Ind...
11:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget LA Times: Steve Ballmer agrees to buy the LA Clippers for $2 billion
So what's Steve Ballmer up to now that Satya Nadella is running things at Microsoft? According to the LA Times, he's just made a tentative agreement to buy the Clippers for about $2 billion. After NB...
10:37 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Google Maps brings terrain view back to Android for outdoorsy types
If you're hoping to get a bit more help from Google Maps on your next trek through the wilderness, you may be in luck. Version 8.1.0 appears to be on the way, thanks to a peek at the APK from the fol...
09:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget NSA claims Snowden only sent one email questioning surveillance tactics
The man behind the biggest leak of United States government secrets in history, Edward Snowden, is having his reputation challenged by the very entity he sought to call out, the National Security Age...
09:27 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 400 - 5.29.14
Welcome to the 400th HD Podcast! Similar words were typed back in February 2006, when the fledgling HDBeat Podcast was launched, with a slightly younger Ben Drawbaugh at the helm. Richard is no slouc...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget A return to American-made TVs, by way of the bathroom
It's a story we've heard from Apple, Google and Amazon. From humble beginnings, those companies grew into global giants. But countless other American companies start the same way; they just aren't ho...
08:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Apple's smart home plan rumored to be a boring certification program
When rumors of Apple's smart home efforts broke Monday, expectations for the future of home automation began to soar. According to sources speaking with Gigaom though, Cupertino's connected household...
08:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Surprise: Microsoft's working on a smartwatch of its own
Apple's reportedly working on one, Google's developing an entire ecosystem and hundreds of smaller companies either have products already on the market, or currently under development. The question i...
08:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Simple.TV's streaming DVR now sends shows to your Chromecast
Simple.TV's streaming DVR is handy if you want to catch up on shows while on the road, but what if you want to watch on a friend's TV, or don't have an internet connection at all? Neither should be a...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Ditching the MacBook Air for Microsoft's Surface Pro 3
I, like many others, participated in what could be called the unofficial Surface Pro 3 challenge: trading in my regular laptop for the company's new device for a week, with the intent of doing all my...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Dish will soon let you pay your bill with bitcoins
While some companies are steering clear of Bitcoin, others, like Dish, are now getting ready to welcome the digital currency into the fold. Today, the satellite provider revealed that it plans to sta...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Netflix has a new original series for kids, courtesy of DreamWorks
The relationship between Netflix and DreamWorks is one that just keeps on giving. Accordingly, the video-streaming giant has announced that it is partnering with the studio yet again, this time to br...
06:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget US officials reportedly duped into friending Iranian spies on social networks
A fair few government officials will be poring over their personal LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts today, following a warning about an elaborate hacking campaign that appears to stem from Ira...
05:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Facebook is the latest coup victim in Thailand, where the selfie reigns supreme
Foreign governments have been blocking Twitter and Facebook off and on for years, and now Thailand's responsible for some social service downtime. The country's Information Communications Technology ...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Google's cutesy cars are a 'serious threat' to the auto industry, says GM
There's no doubt about it: for a company that makes most of its money from web ads, Google knows how to make an adorable self-driving car. The search giant's automotive prowess isn't going unnoticed ...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Exploring the best of the best at this year's White House Science Fair
The annual White House Science Fair is, above all else, an amazing public relations play. President Barack Obama hangs out with a few dozen of America's brightest students who show off their latest w...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Google takes American ISPs to task over video buffering
You don't like when YouTube videos pause during playback, and neither does Google. More often than not, your internet connection is to blame, shifting the responsibility to provide consistent perform...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Virgin Media's 'quad-play' phone, TV and net bundles now available to all
Virgin Media launched the UK's first 'quad-play' packages earlier this month, which wrap all of its mobile, landline, broadband and TV services up into neat, pay-monthly bundles. These were only avai...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget HTC One's plastic cousin officially shown off with M7 design, M8 guts
It's no secret that HTC's prepping a plastic variant of its flagship One (M8) phone, but we've never taken a proper look at it until now, courtesy of the company's China website. And no, this isn't a...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Extreme exposure: Inside GoPro's burgeoning media empire
A sun-pinked face stares down the barrel of a surfboard-mounted camera. Mountain biker Sam Pilgrim is gently floating in crystal-clear water against a backdrop of cotton-wool clouds and bright blue s...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Intel's working on a system to secure self-driving cars
The prospect of seeing self-driving cars on the highway someday soon came into even clearer focus earlier this week, when Google announced its work on an autonomous vehicle thats excludes a steering ...
03:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget With Beats, Apple faces the music
So the Apple/Beats deal is done. But, what most people really want to know is "why?" We got an official answer surprisingly quickly. But, let's face it: Of course the execs are going to wax lyrical a...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Watch Edward Snowden's interview with NBC right here
Did you miss last night's epic Brian Williams interview with Edward Snowden? Well you can catch it in all its six-part glory after the break. We can't say that anything particularly revelatory came o...
01:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Real-world Mario is kind of a creep...
You know how some things you expect to be sacred, but then it turns out that even Nintendo is prepared to bulldoze your childhood in exchange for some cash? Welcome to 2014, where you can drive a Mer...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Germany turns to 3D printed food to help those who can't swallow
See that meal up there? All of it was crafted on a 3D printer. Smoothfood is a project designed to provide better meals for both the elderly and sufferers of dysphagia -- an inability to swallow food...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Beats' new Solo2 headphones sound way better than they feel
After the news broke yesterday of Apple officially acquiring Dr. Dre's headphone and music streaming business, Beats isn't putting the new product announcements on hold. The success of the brand is w...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Lian Li's new desk is a computer, no, wait, it's a desk, no, wait...
We've seen plenty of modders build gaming PCs into their desks, but what about those of us without any DIY skills? Lian-Li has stepped in, offering the DK-01 and DK-02, a pair of Table PC chassis tha...
11:34 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Black cab feud with Uber will be decided by London's High Court
It's safe to say that London's black cabbies don't like Uber, or anything like it. While it could simply be that they're bothered by the new-style competition, traditional taxi drivers also argue Ube...
10:43 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Doctors urge the World Health Organization to lighten up on e-cigs
The World Health Organization suspects that e-cigarettes should be treated with the same regulatory scorn as Tobacco, even if it hasn't yet made this conclusion legally binding. A group of 53 doctors...
08:18 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Not even Snapchat's CEO can make his embarrassing email history disappear
Snapchat's CEO has previously shared his emails to show his business dealings with Facebook, but we imagine he now regrets making his inbox fair game. Silicon Valley gossip site Valleywag has leaked ...
07:46 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Google employee shows off what to expect from Android Wear notifications
There's plenty we know about Android Wear already: It's Google's software platform for wearables; it's designed to allow you to interact with your phone and with Google Now straight from your wrist; ...
07:46 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Google employee shows what to expect from Android Wear notifications
There's plenty we know about Android Wear already: It's Google's software platform for wearables; it's designed to allow you to interact with your phone and with Google Now straight from your wrist; ...
06:14 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Lookout alert system sends you email when it detects thief-like activities
Getting your phone stolen can make your stomach drop in the blink of an eye, that's why some security app devs, like Lookout's, try to make it easier by offering anti-theft features. The app's latest...
03:22 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget This is why Apple bought Beats
Ever since the rumors first broke that Apple wanted to buy Beats for $3 billion, the masses have uttered one universal word: Why? Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue and Beats CEO and co-founder Jimmy Iovine sa...
03:14 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Apple buys Beats, LG's G3 inspiration and more!
Today we watched Apple purchase Beats Electronics for $3 billion, investigated the benefits of solar energy, learned about LG's inspiration for the G3 and uncovered a few tricks to help you find new ...
02:59 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Backers pledge over $1 million to bring Reading Rainbow to the web
Few things in this world are as moving as a potent mix of nostalgia and passion. Don't just take my word for it: just look at the more than 22,000 people who backed LeVar Burton's vision of bringing ...
01:50 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Apple owns Beats, but the brand is still alive at HP
Beats Audio may be moving to Cupertino, but that doesn't mean it's giving up on the PC market. Well, at least not yet -- HP says it still has rights to use the brand's audio technology for the forese...
01:12 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Homey gives your living room a voice
Too lazy to flick on a light switch? There's a Kickstarter campaign you should check out. Homey isn't the first crowdfunded home automation platform we've seen, but it is one of the most personable: ...
12:41 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Google highlights the lack of diversity in tech by publishing worker data
While many will tell you that there isn't much diversity among technology workers, it has been tricky to back up that claim with real, hard numbers. Well, Google now has some evidence: it just publis...
12:41 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Google highlights the lack of diversity in tech by publishing its own stats
While many will tell you that there isn't much diversity among technology workers, it has been tricky to back up that claim with real, hard numbers. Well, Google now has some evidence: it just publis...
12:07 am -04 - Thu, May 29, 2014
Engadget Join the 400th Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:30PM ET
It's Tuesday Wednesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. This might be our 400th show, but that doesn't mean we're taking the wee...
11:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Google's camera app now lets you shoot in different aspect ratios
Google isn't done getting its Android camera app up to the standards set by third-party software -- not by a long shot. The company is now rolling out an update to Google Camera that lets you choose ...
10:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with the PadFone X: ASUS' phone-tablet hybrid arrives in the US
If you're a special sort of person -- I don't know, like a tech writer-- the ASUS PadFone is old news. Since June 2012, Engadget has reviewed three versions of the phone, which comes with a tablet-li...
10:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget AllCast now sends your phone's media to anything with a Chrome browser
For Koushik Dutta, it's not enough that his AllCast app can stream an Android device's content to set-top boxes and other mobile gear; he now has it streaming to PCs, too. His new AllCast Receiver fo...
09:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Tim Cook says Apple could have built a subscription music service, but didn't need to
"Could Eddy's [Cue] team have built a subscription service? Of course." That's what Apple CEO Tim Cook told the New York Times today following the announcement that it had acquired Beats Electronics....
08:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Apple acquires Beats Electronics for $3 billion
Apple is making things official: Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics belongs to Cupertino, and it cost them $3 billion. Rumors had circulated that Tim Cook was interested in nabbing up the audio accessory an...
08:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget The $250 MOD-t delivers simplicity and beauty in a 3D printer
Affordable desktop 3D printing is imminent, and today another option began its crowdfunding campaign. The folks at New Matter are looking to simplify the process so that anyone can output the items t...
07:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Uber partners with AT&T to bring preloaded apps to your new phone
Uber's growing like a weed, and it's about to get a lot more exposure for people who may not have tried or heard about the ridesharing service. CEO Travis Kalanick announced a strategic partnership w...
07:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Pocket's new paid service gives you a permanent reading collection
Read-it-later apps like Instapaper and Pocket are handy for digesting large articles, but they're really just pulling up optimizing internet links. What if your favorite story disappears a few years ...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget NFL's online network is coming to Roku, Fire TV and Kindle Fire tablets
The National Football League has yet to formally launch its new digital network, NFL Now, but there's no doubt it will be fully prepared once it does. As such, the NFL has announced that Roku will jo...
06:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Google to plug Play Music in UK's first live music TV advert
Google's run plenty of ads on UK TV over the years, but its next campaign is set to break new ground for the company and for British TV. AdAge reports that the search giant has teamed up with the UK'...
06:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Google to plug Play Music in UK's first live music TV ad
Google's run plenty of ads on UK TV over the years, but its next campaign is set to break new ground for the company and for British TV. AdAge reports that the search giant has teamed up with the UK'...
06:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Samsung launches a flexible platform of sensors for wearables
At Samsung's "Voice of the Body" event today, the company announced SIMBAND, a modular reference platform for wearable health sensors that it hopes will inspire a new generation of fitness products. ...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your Wii
It's not a great time to be a Nintendo fan. Forecasts are falling; profits are down; and Nintendo's new console just can't bottle the lightning its predecessor left behind. The faithful may believe t...
05:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Smash's new wristband helps perfect your tennis swing
We've come a long, long way since the days when smart wristwear did little more than track your footsteps. Need proof? Smash has unveiled a wearable dedicated to tennis. The wristband uses motion sen...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Put your back out again? Doctors now available to order through Zesty
Zesty.co.uk launched this time last year as an online portal for booking last-minute dentist appointments at clinics across London. While it's no doubt been useful for anyone that needs an emergency ...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Watch Samsung's 'Voice of the Body' event here
When we received an invitation for a Samsung event "around health" a few weeks ago, our thoughts immediately leapt to a potential health-centered product, perhaps either a new wearable or an updated ...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Intel's vision for wearables includes... a shirt?
dThe next biggest thing in wearables is apparently something that's already technically... wearable: A smart shirt. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich came to the Code Conference wearing a shirt laden with sen...
04:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Intel will let you build your own 3D-printed robot later this year
Intel CEO brought a robotic companion named Jimmy with him on stage at Code Conference today. Jimmy is a 3D-printed robot capable of walking, moving his arms, dancing and even tweeting, and it's the ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about solar energy
Right now, you can install relatively cheap technology on your own roof and power your house, gadgets and even your car. For free! Sorcery? Not so much. The Earth receives more energy from our sun in...
03:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Track the majesty of outer space with SkyWatch
Staring up at the night sky can give you a sense of galactic FOMO, since none of the celestial bodies bother to update their Twitter accounts. What if, however, you could keep track of the ongoing dr...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Leap Motion's latest motion tracking tech can see your joints
The Leap Motion controller is a curious little motion sensor, but it isn't always easy to use. The hand-sensing tech has a tendency to lose sight of your fingers are and almost every application that...
02:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget ASUS' modular PadFone X is finally coming to AT&T for $199
AT&T promised back in January that it would launch ASUS' PadFone X hybrid, but the device has been stuck in limbo ever since -- the carrier hasn't given out much more than specs for the phone-and...
01:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Square dips into banking with quick loans for small businesses
Square has so far focused on helping businesses take payments; now, it's ready to make payments to get those businesses off the ground. The company has launched Square Capital, a quick loan service t...
01:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Square dips into banking with quick cash for small businesses
Square has so far focused on helping businesses take payments; now, it's ready to make payments to get those businesses off the ground. The company has launched Square Capital, a quick financing serv...
01:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Amazon welcomes numismatists with new collectible coin store
Amazon's well known as the one-stop online shop for practically anything you might want, but apparently it has, until now, regretfully underserved numismatists -- that's coin collectors to the uninit...
01:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Amazon's opening a store for coin collectors
Amazon's well known as the one-stop online shop for practically anything you might want, but apparently it has, until now, regretfully underserved numismatists -- that's coin collectors to the uninit...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Samsung will let you swap your DSLR for a free NX30 on June 4th in NYC
If you like free stuff, you're gonna want to make your way to Times Square on Wednesday, June 4th. Samsung's hosting a "Ditch Day" event from noon to 6PM, letting you trade in a digital SLR (any DSLR...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Samsung will give you a new camera for your aging DSLR, for one day only
If you like free stuff, you're gonna want to make your way to Times Square on Wednesday, June 4th. Samsung's hosting a "Ditch Day" event from noon to 6PM, letting you trade in a digital SLR (any DSLR...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Robotics kit steers kids away from complex code, toward fun projects
You''ve likely come into contact with one of the many wondrous robots with an Arduino brain, but actually building one yourself? That's hard enough for adults, let alone young kids. BirdBrain Technol...
12:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget BBC's major iPlayer update comes to iOS and Android
Incredibly, Windows Phone users were the first to see the BBC's big mobile iPlayer refresh, but platform parity has now been restored. Continuing its ongoing iPlayer revamp, the Beeb has launched upd...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Broadcom's new chip lets your phone use any wireless charging standard
Wonder why only a handful of mobile devices support wireless charging? It's partly because the standards are horribly fragmented: companies have to choose between technologies like PMA, Rezence and Q...
11:52 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Microsoft slashes Surface Pro 2 prices by up to 150
Microsoft might be gearing up for the launch of its bigger, better Surface 3 tablet, but it still hopes to shift some older slates in the interim, with help from an enticing discount. In the biggest ...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Facebook pokes the EU to help push through its WhatsApp purchase
Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is a done deal in the US, but in Europe, it still has a few more hoops to jump through. In a bid to move things along, the Wall Street Journal reports t...
10:27 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget After drones, Google and Facebook eye satellites to expand internet access
Google and Facebook already compete on PCs, mobile devices and recently their rivalry has moved to the skies, but a new report from The Information suggests it could move even further from land. Over...
10:11 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Virgin Media's TV Anywhere app now works on the latest Android devices
Virgin Media's TV Anywhere Android app has been available since November, but its rollout has been hampered by limited device support. After the company opened the app to Nexus 5 owners earlier this ...
09:36 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Google uses self-aware datacenters to cut the cost of searching
Google spits out about 4 million search results per minute (among many other duties), which consumes a lot of energy. According to a recent blog, it cut its electrical bills significantly by applying...
08:49 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Amazon admits it's limiting Hachette book sales to get better deals
Tried to pre-order JK Rowling's forthcoming The Silkworm on Amazon, only to find that no such option exists? The title is one of several victims of the company's very public spat with publishers Hach...
08:11 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget The FTC wants to help you control how you're tracked online
Brokers are collecting and selling information about where you go and what you do online, and you might not even realize it's happening. According to an FTC report Tuesday, data brokers are compiling...
06:59 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget MIT's CityHome turns tight spaces into futuristic abodes
Pulp sci-fi novels have painted a picture of a bleak future, with dense, dystopian urban sprawl forcing us into ever-shrinking living spaces. Such ignominious abodes would probably benefit from somet...
05:48 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Edward Snowden wants you to call him what he is: a trained government spy
Edward Snowden has been called a variety of things: whistleblower, patriot, traitor. But when it comes to his technical expertise, he's usually just referred to as a hacker, contractor or some flavor...
04:10 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget German scientists make it possible to fly a plane with your brain
Mind control technology gives you the capability to do things you didn't think possible -- like piloting a plane even if you have zero flying experience. A team of researchers from the Technische Uni...
03:19 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: LG announces the G3, Toshiba unveils three new tablets, and more!
We went hands-on with LG's newly announced its G3 smartphone, took a look at Toshiba's latest trio of tablets, learned that the legendary B-52 bomber is still a force to be reckoned with and more. Re...
02:40 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Valve: don't expect to buy a Steam Machine until 2015
Looking forward to putting a gaming PC in your entertainment center? Keep waiting: Valve says it doesn't expect to officially launch its Steam Machine until 2015. The delay was announced in a rather ...
02:08 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Google whips up its own self-driving vehicles that lose the steering wheel and pedals
Google has been tweaking its self-driving car project for years, but now it's taking another big step. Later this summer it will start testing prototype vehicles it's designed from the ground up, ins...
02:08 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Google designs new self-driving vehicles that lose the steering wheel and pedals
Google has been tweaking its self-driving car project for years, but now it's taking another big step. Later this summer it will start testing prototype vehicles it's designed from the ground up, ins...
01:34 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Volvo building an electric roadway to wirelessly charge buses
Not content with its energy-sipping plug in hybrid buses, energy-friendly Gothenburg, the Volvo Group and Swedish Transport Administration have announced grand plans to hopefully augment its Hyper Bu...
12:52 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget Skype Translator will let you chat in real-time with people in other languages later this year
Tonight at Code Conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella brought his Skype team onto the stage to prove that his company's got the next big thing. Taglined "the pre-beta of magic," the service, called...
12:14 am -04 - Wed, May 28, 2014
Engadget The US military wants brain implants to treat combat trauma
For soldiers coping with brain injuries and post-traumatic stress, coming home may be tougher than the actual fighting; their conditions can last a lifetime. Long-term relief may be on the horizon fo...
11:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Google cuts off Chrome extensions that don't come from the Web Store
A while back Google said that it would stop letting Windows users install Chrome extensions that didn't come directly from the Web Store. The company ended up delaying the plan, but there is no more ...
10:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget What's on your HDTV this week: Watch Dogs, The Life Aquatic, Wil Wheaton, Mario Kart
With Memorial Day come and gone and the temperatures rising, it's time to get ready for our summer TV schedule. The NBA and NHL are almost ready to enter the championship rounds of the playoffs, and ...
10:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Playdate: We're livestreaming Watch Dogs for PS4!
Welcome, ladygeeks and gentlenerds, to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from next-gen consoles. Because games! They're fun!What ...
10:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Playdate: We're livestreaming Watch Dogs for PS4! (update: game over)
Welcome, ladygeeks and gentlenerds, to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from next-gen consoles. Because games! They're fun!What ...
10:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget 'Lomo Instant' takes your standard Polaroid to the next level
Back in the good old days, you could take a photo of Fido with your Polaroid, and after a few shakes be ready to tape it to your dorm room wall. Now Lomo is looking to bring that same old-school expe...
09:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Nintendo wants its cut of 'Let's Play' gaming videos
Remember when Nintendo started wrapping ads around 'Let's Play' commentary videos last year and pocketed the revenue? It's happening again, albeit in a more organized way. Nintendo just announced tha...
09:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Inside LG's G3: How vacuums, focus groups and competitive pressure shaped a smartphone
Nine months ago, deep in a heavily guarded lab in Seoul, South Korea, LG's mobile design team set out to create a phone to rival Samsung's flagships. It was no light responsibility: According to IDC,...
08:48 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Minnesota man building a 3D printer to construct houses
It's the dream of many to build their own home, but financial, temporal and technical limitations mean that few of us ever do. At least, that's the situation right now. An inventor from Minnesota is ...
08:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Improve your skills with Adidas' miCoach smart ball
In an effort to expand its miCoach line of sporting gear, Adidas has now launched a smart ball for football (aka soccer) players. With an array of motion sensors featured inside, this new intelligent...
07:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Controlling fruit-flies with lasers looks fun, not very useful
What with their simple genetics and ultra-brief lifespan, poor fruit flies are the go-to insect for mad scientists. Researchers have discovered a new way to make their lives miserable with a mind-alt...
07:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Scientists use lasers to make fruit flies do a song and dance
What with their simple genetics and ultra-brief lifespan, poor fruit flies are the go-to insect for mad scientists. Researchers have discovered a new way to make their lives miserable with a mind-alt...
07:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Facebook will no longer share all of your activity by default
Facebook revoked Instagram's auto-posting credentials recently, and it looks like the social network is going a lot further than it's own properties. After noticing that links and other activity shar...
06:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget The LG G3 has a keyboard that grows, shrinks and learns
Despite an occasionally groan-inducing press conference in London, there's little denying that LG's new G3 has plenty going for it (personal aside: I've never been more smitten by an LG phone). It's ...
06:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget #NowPlaying: Twitter and Billboard flip the switch on real-time music charts
Back in March, Billboard and Twitter announced plans to bring real-time tune-tracking charts to the masses. Well, today a couple of those charts went live. The Trending 140 keeps tabs on shared songs...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Comixology is giving away free comics for 20 days
If you're an iOS user, you're no doubt unhappy that Amazon made Comixology pull in-app purchases on your platform of choice. However, the service is offering a nice consolation prize: it's giving awa...
05:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget The hacker who helped the FBI stop cyberattacks is now a free man
Lead LulzSec hacker Sabu (aka Hector Xavier Monsegur) was no doubt hoping for leniency when he turned informant, and it looks like his gamble has paid off. A federal court has sentenced him to the ti...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget LG's G3 flagship is a bigger, simpler, higher-res smartphone
Simple is the new smart. That's how the invite to today's LG event in London reads. But what's simple about the newly announced LG G3 flagship LTE phone? We'll decode the marketing talk soon, but for...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Report: China pushing banks to abandon American hardware
There's a growing undercurrent of tension between the US and China because both countries think the other is trying to hack them. They're both probably right, but China seems to be taking some concre...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget IBM's Watson computer makes a delicious BBQ sauce
We know through first-hand experience that IBM's Watson supercomputer can make a fine meal, but it's apparently an ace at condiments, too. Fast Company has tried Bengali Butternut BBQ Sauce, a recipe...
04:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Revamped iPlayer app for Windows Phone adds live TV but drops radio
Windows Phone users typically have to wait longer for apps and updates than their iOS and Android counterparts, but the latest BBC iPlayer rollout tips things back in Microsoft's favour. As part of i...
03:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Machine ridicules nature by turning fruit juice into fruit
3D printing with meat and sugar is fine, but where's the food for the more health conscious futurists among us? Cambridge based design studio Dovetailed might have the solution, after developing hard...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Build your own robotic bartender with Arduino and a 3D printer
You can certainly buy a ready-made drink mixing robot if you're flush with cash, but wouldn't you rather spend that money on the drinks themselves? Yu Jiang Tham thinks so -- he recently designed Bar...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a charged-up camping combo courtesy of ThinkGeek!
Keeping gadgets juiced up while enjoying the great outdoors can be tough, but the technology is out there, so it's no reason to stay at home. The folks at ThinkGeek always have a slew of gadget solut...
02:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Australian Apple users held to ransom by Find My iPhone hacker
Some Australian Apple device owners today woke up not to the sound of their alarm, but the jingle of a "ransom" notification instead. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a hacker (or a group of ha...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget GE helps old wind turbines increase power production by lengthening their rotor blades
Building new fleets of windmills isn't the only way to meet increasing demand for breeze-based energy, it seems. General Electric plans to get more renewable energy out of some of its existing turbin...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Uber shows defiance following pressure from London's black cabs
Uber's used to taking heat from traditional taxi organisations that'd rather the new breed not muscle in on their turf; including in London, where black cabbies are expected to protest against the ca...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Spotify warns Android users to update their apps following hack
It's not all good news over at Spotify HQ. The service says it's just investigated a security breach in which one unlucky user's account was hacked. Despite the apparently limited scale of the attack...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Spotify alerts Android users to hack, will update its app
It's not all good news over at Spotify HQ. The music streaming service says it's just investigated a security breach in which one unlucky user's account was hacked. Despite the apparently limited sca...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Netflix's first show from the UK could be a 100m drama about the Queen
Netflix is going big on original programming: House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black are proof of that. However, no such content has so far come out of the UK. That could be about to change, afte...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Iranian court summons Mark Zuckerberg to answer privacy concerns
We've got a feeling that Mark Zuckerberg will, regretfully, be unable to accept this particular foreign invitation -- especially after all the recent name-calling that's been coming out of Iran. Neve...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Watch Dogs: The Joystiq Review
The advanced technology in Watch Dogs is not just indistinguishable from magic it IS magic. The game would have you believe you're the world's most powerful hacker, bending surveillance cameras, tra...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Toshiba is the latest PC maker to rip off Lenovo's Yoga line
The last time we heard from Toshiba it was doing its annual back-to-school notebook dump. Turns out, the company wasn't quite through: It just announced a trio of convertible laptops. Of the three, t...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Toshiba's new tablets are aggressively priced, especially its $110 Android slate
The last time Toshiba unveiled a bunch of tablets, it paid lip service to cutting-edge specs -- things like screen resolution and processing power. This year, it wanted to push the price down low eno...
11:33 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Normandy landings recreated in Oculus Rift D-Day simulation
3D virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift are often lauded as the next big thing in entertainment, but they're also helping to change the way we learn. To mark the anniversary of the Allied in...
10:52 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Anonymous Twitter user sends SF citizens on cash goose chase
If you need cash and don't mind chasing Twitter clues around San Francisco, you're in luck. A group called @HiddenCash, apparently led by a wealthy real estate developer, has decided to try a "social...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Robot fixes robot on the ISS so astronauts don't have to (video)
When something goes wrong with the ISS, astronauts usually don their suits and brave the harsh conditions of space to do what needs to be done. But the space station's Canadian robotic arm (aptly cal...
09:42 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Canadian airlines will let you use devices during takeoff and landing
American airlines may let you use your mobile devices at every stage of flight, but their Canadian counterparts still insist that you power down until you're in mid-air. That's going to change shortl...
09:02 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Museum teams up with Samsung to render mummies in 3D (video)
Thanks to more advanced medical CT scanners, we can now look at what's inside the British Museum's mummies... even if they remain wrapped. The museum has partnered with Samsung to provide 3D visuals ...
08:22 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Japan is building a huge 'ice wall' to block Fukushima's fallout water
No one can blame Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) for the earthquake and tsunami that wrecked its Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011. Since then, however, the company has been accused of having a "weak ...
07:13 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget The US Air Force's oldest bomber is now a flying network
The B-52 may be one of the US Air Force's most reliable bombers, but it's not exactly a technology powerhouse; some of its systems were only fresh when Kennedy was President. The aircraft's newly-del...
05:21 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's next flagship phone is all about metal, a quad HD screen and a big battery
Lenovo's current flagship phone, the Vibe Z (K910), opted for plastic instead of metal like its predecessor, so it's nice to see metal making a comeback on the next model, dubbed the Vibe Z2 Pro. Thi...
03:48 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Samsung's mobile health app can now tell when you're stressed out
The Galaxy S5's heart rate sensor has mostly been handy for fitness gurus, but it's now helpful for the rest of us, too. Samsung has pushed out an update to S Health that uses the sensor to track str...
02:10 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget ESPN mulls streaming Major League Soccer to fans without cable subscriptions
ESPN's latest Major League Soccer news could be a boon for cord-cutters. At the moment, there are a few different ways to watch the sports channel's soccer football offerings, but they require a pay ...
12:26 am -04 - Tue, May 27, 2014
Engadget Samsung shows a smartwatch concept you control by waving your hands
Touchscreens on smartwatches are limited by their very nature; there's only so much you can fit on a tiny piece of glass. However, Samsung might overcome that surface area limit if it ever implements...
11:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 398 - 5.26.14
It's all happening in San Francisco this week, as your hosts are joined by Tim Seppala and Mat Smith to talk NSA reform, Surface Pro 3, burritos and.. Guy Fieri? Terrence takes the time to detail the...
09:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget LG G3 leaks leave nothing to the imagination
LG hasn't been particularly guarded about its G3 smartphone, but the latest leak, coming from an official company site, really lets it all hang out. We've already seen plenty of the phone, slated for...
08:05 pm -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget Moto E review: Where very good meets very cheap
After Motorola released the well-received Moto X into the world last year, most of us had just one question: What's Google's expensive mobile division doing next? Then-chief Dennis Woodside was surpr...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget Apple may enter the smart home business
Forget those rumors of an Apple smartwatch for now -- home automation may be where it's at. The Financial Times hears from sources that the crew in Cupertino is going to unveil a smart home platform ...
01:40 pm -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget Watch an artist bring cartoons to the real world using his phone
If you think that plain reality is boring, you're not alone. Storyboard artist Marty Cooper (aka Hombre McSteez) has been bringing cartoons into the real world through a clever technique that draws o...
11:35 am -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month
The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in ...
09:11 am -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget Marbel's electric skateboard doesn't look like an electric skateboard
Big wheels, heavy motors and enormous batteries: electric skateboards certainly have a type. It doesn't have to be that way -- the latest motorized deck to hit Kickstarter almost looks like a normal ...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget HTC One mini 2 review: A worthy new addition to the premium One clan
HTC created what was undoubtedly one of the best smartphones of last year with the original One. That was later followed up by the One mini, which was surprising in the sense that the handset maker h...
05:12 am -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget Paralyzed teen to kick World Cup's first ball with mind-controlled exoskeleton
This year's World Cup could be host to something more exciting than a bicycle kick scoring the winning goal. Thanks to an international collaboration between universities such as Colorado State Unive...
03:58 am -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: Surface Pro 3 review, Samsung VR headsets and more!
Head past the break to find some of the top stories from the past week!......
02:53 am -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget How would you change the Chromebook Pixel?
What's the point of a halo device? After all, it's designed to grab headlines and eyeballs more than it is a device that'll be used by consumers. We put Google's $1,500 (yup) Chromebook Pixel through...
12:03 am -04 - Mon, May 26, 2014
Engadget PlayStation 4 to get pre-loading of all pre-order games starting with Destiny
Tired of making sandwich after sandwich, idly waiting while the ol' PlayStation 4 downloads Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes? Though we'd never encourage you to stop making delicious sandwiches, we do...
09:20 pm -04 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Engadget Joystiq Weekly: 'Transistor' review, 'Metro' director's cut and a book about 'Earthbound'
Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication.......
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Engadget IRL: A few weeks with HTC's One M8 Harman Kardon Edition
When HTC CEO Peter Chou first confirmed the existence of the Harman Kardon edition One M8 at a small press event in New York City, I leaned over to a reporter friend sitting next to me and mouthed a ...
04:49 pm -04 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Engadget Following Microsoft, Sony's PlayStation business officially enters China
It's only been about a month since Microsoft announced that it'll be bringing the Xbox to China come September, courtesy of the local government lifting its somewhat lax ban on imported video games a...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2007: Aliph Jawbone
In the years before texting's domination of smartphones, the mobile-toting masses relied heavily on headsets and earpieces to stay connected. These people would often be seen shouting crazily into th...
02:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: hybrid Batmobile, self-cleaning fish tank and an anatomical Barbie
Clean tech fans were thrilled this week when Germany proved it's possible to power the world with greener energy by announcing that 74 percent of its energy was recently met with renewable sources. B...
11:11 am -04 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Engadget US considers blocking Chinese nationals from hacking conferences
Following its decision to charge five Chinese officials for allegedly stealing trade secrets, the US is apparently ready take further action. Reuters reports that the US government may impose visa re...
07:07 am -04 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Engadget Instagram is the latest social network to hit Iran's blacklist
Iran's top officials may use social media, but the country's general populace isn't allowed to join them. The nation has already banned Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, and yesterday it reportedly add...
03:50 am -04 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Engadget Google voice search adds car rentals and reminders that work like they should
Car rentals is typically an exercise in utter frustration. Now, even if a little, Google's latest voice search update might help. "When is my rental car reservation?" are the magic words, pulling tog...
12:45 am -04 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Engadget Roombots: Lego-like robotic blocks that transform into furniture (video)
Imagine if you can just snap your fingers or issue a verbal command for a table, a chair or any other furniture to assemble right in front of you. That's what a team of researchers from the Swiss Bio...
10:16 pm -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget FCC gets approval for plan to subsidize fast rural internet access
At long last, the FCC can move forward with reforming its rural connection subsidies for the broadband era. A federal appeals court has upheld the agency's Connect America Fund after challenges from ...
08:40 pm -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget Apple wants more money from Samsung, so it's asking for a retrial
The next chapter of the (seemingly) never ending legal wrangling between Samsung and Apple is here, and because it's a holiday weekend when everyone has better things to do, Apple is tossing a few ne...
07:07 pm -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget Cox will start its gigabit internet rollout in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha
Bandwidth-hungry internet users can register a few new cities as potentially acceptable places to live. Following Google Fiber and AT&T, Cox Communications is one of the first big cable companies...
05:03 pm -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Warming up to ads, killing tablets and more!
In this week's edition of Feedback Loop, we take a look at the possibility of Google bringing ads to home appliances, discuss whether Microsoft is trying to kill the tablet, as well as the reasoning ...
03:50 pm -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12pm ET!
Ben and Terrence are back, a day late but definitely not a dollar short. You might be wondering why your weekly dose of the dynamic duo was postponed? Well they're in San Francisco and they've got a ...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget From foe to friend: my journey with Linux
Nowadays, it's just a sanctuary for my father to play marathon sessions of Diablo 3. But a little over 15 years ago, the breakfast nook in my parents' kitchen more closely resembled a coliseum where ...
01:54 pm -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget This map shows you how far you can go in 10 minutes
Commuting is often, no, regularly, hell. And now there's a map to prove it. Enter a city into the Isoscope map, and it will show how far a two, four, six, eight and ten-minute drive will take you, sp...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: will.i.am's Beats payday and bringing The Last of Us to PS4
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 that we think are worth your time. We hop...
11:36 am -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget PlaceAVote wants to replace politicians with internet polls
Congress' approval rating sits as low as 10 percent, depending on which poll you trust. So a bunch of engineers and developers came up with a uniquely Silicon Valley solution -- replace politicians w...
10:03 am -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget Milan building will pioneer smog-eating cement
When the Milan Expo opens next year, the centerpiece building will be a masterpiece of sustainable engineering. Designed around the idea of an urban forest, the new Palazzo Italia will generate its o...
08:03 am -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget Google+ for Android gets flatter and faster with new update
Google+ loyalists, your time has come. Your social network of choice already has automatic photo journals, and now its Android app has gotten a hefty makeover to go with it. The update rolled out wit...
06:02 am -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget Amazon steps up pressure on Hachette for better e-book pricing
For months, Amazon has been applying relatively subtle pressure on Hachette an apparent bid to get better pricing on e-books; unnecessary shipping delays and reduced discounts on paper books have bee...
03:55 am -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget Google, Yahoo and others are getting fed up with government gag orders
The EFF may be handing out gold stars to firms that publish their own transparency reports, but earning that recognition isn't easy. Government data requests are often coupled with gag orders, barrin...
02:12 am -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: NASA's 3.2-gigapixel global selfie
"Where are you on Earth Right Now?" That's the question NASA posed the public on Earth Day recently. The twist? NASA wanted you to answer, not with words, but with a selfie. 36,422 of you replied wit...
01:11 am -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review, hacking Watch Dogs and more!
We put Microsoft's new Surface tablet through the review ringer, took a look at vaporizer technology, found out just how realistic hacking in a video game can be, and discovered that Sony's new conso...
12:09 am -04 - Sat, May 24, 2014
Engadget X-Men enthusiast turns himself into a real-world Magneto (sort of)
Sure, we'd all love to have at least a few super powers, but finding the right scientific "accident" to make your dreams comes true can be such a hassle. One British inventor, Colin Furze, is taking ...
11:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Analog Synthesis: The life and legacy of Bob Moog
For many, the name Robert Moog may only sound familiar due to the synthesizer company that bears his name... if at all. However, chances are you've likely heard one of the instruments that carry that...
10:13 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Fiat's CEO still telling people not to buy the Fiat 500e
If a company convinces you not to buy its products, it's normally destined for a spot on some "Worst Business Decisions" list. Sergio Marchionne, however, is a master of the art when it comes to diss...
10:13 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Fiat's CEO still telling people not to buy his electric car
If a company convinces you not to buy its products, it's normally destined for a spot on some "Worst Business Decisions" list. Sergio Marchionne, however, is a master of the art when it comes to diss...
09:25 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Surface Pro 3 review: Has Microsoft finally made a tablet to replace your laptop?
It didn't last long, but there was a moment earlier this week when I was sure Microsoft would unveil its own laptop. At a press event, Surface chief Panos Panay took the stage to remind the reporters...
08:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Samsung hopes 'respected older generations' will dig its new flip-phones
It may be a tad ageist to presume that some older folks prefer simple flip-phones to souped-up smartphones, but Samsung isn't making any apologies. In fact, the firm's just introduced a new line of c...
08:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget German court rules that you can't keep your homemade porn after you break up
If you're with someone and own a smartphone, you've at least considered aping those arty monochrome shots on Tumblr by making some homemade erotica. What happens to those images, however, when you an...
07:54 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Gaming deals of the week: 5.23.14
Starting of the weekend with a gaming purchase could set the tone for a stellar few days off. For those looking to do just that, we've compiled a smattering of gadgets on the other side of the break ...
07:17 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget New Windows 8.1 version is cheaper for device makers, with a catch
Microsoft has just announced Windows 8.1 with Bing, confirming rumors about a lower-cost Windows version for OEM manufacturers only. As suspected, Redmond is attempting to recoup the lost revenue wit...
06:32 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget YouTube will soon let you crowdfund projects directly on the site
Plenty of users weren't happy when YouTube ditched its commenting system in favor of Google+, and following that backlash the video-sharing service has been working hard to prove it's listening. Its ...
05:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Note-taking platform Springpad shutting down on June 25th
Springpad, the online and app-based platform for saving and sharing web content, managing notes and collaborating on projects with others, has announced that it'll be shutting up shop come June 25th....
04:49 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Wikileaks: US government recording every call from Afghanistan
When The Intercept revealed mass NSA "full-take" call recording in the Bahamas and other nations, it declined to name another, sensitive country, citing US concerns about violence. Now Wikileaks has ...
04:46 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 063 - 5.23.14
We're broadcasting from San Francisco this week and joined by TUAW editor-in-chief Victor Agreda Jr. and Engadget's own Sarah Silbert to talk Beats acquihire rumors and the "lapability" of the Surfac...
04:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Samsung expected to unveil a call-making smartwatch in June
Unlike cellphone-tethered models like the Pebble or Galaxy Gear 2, "Dick Tracy" watches that make calls haven't set the world on fire -- probably because they're still clunky as hell. The WSJ, though...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about vaporizers
Smoking is bad for you. There! We said it right up front. There's no reasonable line of argument that can lead to any other conclusion: smoking kills lots of people, around 50 percent of its long ter...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget The real-life hacking behind Watch Dogs' virtual world
It starts out simply. One day, you're scrolling through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service database, identifying a perp's body when an alert flashes red on your monitor. "INTRUSION DETECTED," i...
02:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget LG offers first official glimpse of the upcoming G3
LG's G3 launch event is almost upon us, and the hype train is continuing to build momentum courtesy of a new, official teaser site. The highlight of this single page is three short clips that focus o...
02:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Use your smartphone to purchase donuts at Tim Horton's
When you're in a hurry to get that much needed sugar fix, you can't be bothered to futz with things like actual currency or debit cards. Thankfully, Tim Horton's now allows mobile payment options fro...
02:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Use your smartphone to purchase donuts at Tim Hortons
When you're in a hurry to get that much needed sugar fix, you can't be bothered to futz with things like actual currency or debit cards. Thankfully, Tim Hortons now allows mobile payment options from...
01:25 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Top publisher embraces Oyster's and Scribd's Netflix-like services for e-books
Out of the five biggest publishers, HarperCollins was the first one that understood the potential of Nextflix-esque services for e-books like Scribd and Oyster. Simon & Schuster seems to have cau...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 is already profitable and on course to beat the PS2's success
If Sony is to reverse its heavy losses, big-selling products like the PlayStation 4 need to turn a profit. The good news is that the company's newest console is already fulfilling that requirement, h...
10:46 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago
Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ide...
09:58 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Twitter's blocking of 'blasphemous' content raises questions over its censorship policy
At first glance, Twitter's international policy on censorship seems reasonable. If the laws of a particular country require content to be locally blocked, then Twitter will adhere to that, deeming it...
08:32 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget HP's 7 Plus is a $100 Jelly Bean tablet
Cheap Android tablets are a dime a dozen these days, but HP's targeting the budget market with its own $100 slate. The 7 Plus, a low-end 7-inch tablet, isn't going to blow you away with performance, ...
07:44 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Hailo's HQ trashed by Uber-hating London black cab drivers
London's black cabs are in a league of their own, so when Hailo, an app specifically designed for those vehicles, announced that it was becoming a fully-featured Uber rival, things got a little heate...
06:54 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget NASA will use video games to rekindle our love of space travel
The Kerbal Space Program folks teaming with NASA was pretty cool, right? Well, it wasn't an accident. The US aeronautics outfit is embracing the space-travel sim as a means to get the public interest...
05:34 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget New York City using Yelp reviews to track outbreaks of food poisoning
Remember when Yelp added hygiene inspection ratings to its restaurant reviews? Now, New York City is using the review service to work out which outlets are responsible for outbreaks of food poisoning...
04:13 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Twitter's working on a way for mobile users to embed promoted videos
Twitter's been working on numerous ways to marry tweets and video, and it looks like Seth MacFarlane has inspired them to try another. If you type the hashtags #AMillionWays or #AMillionWaysToDieInTh...
03:26 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Samsung's VR headset, the new Leica T 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...
03:09 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Elon Musk blames bribery for Air Force awarding rocket contract to a competitor
Remember that Air Force rocket contract Elon Musk was so peeved about? If you don't, let's recap: without accepting other bids, the Air Force awarded an exclusive deal to a company called United Laun...
02:30 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget WSJ: Google will give developers tablets that can see in 3D
Remember Google's Project Tango, a smartphone with depth-sensing cameras capable of capturing precise 3D images of both objects and people? According to the WSJ's homies people familiar with the matt...
01:40 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget NYC's Met museum is offering 400,000 works of art as free downloads
The NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art is making some of its gigantic collection of masterpieces available for you to use in your next project. The Met just marked almost 400,000 digital images of its wo...
12:55 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Drone equipped with Google's 3D-sensing phone won't be deterred
Google wants to put its Project Tango handsets in orbit, but researchers from the GRASP Lab at UPenn are keeping things on the down-low with one of their already-clever quadrotors. If you'll recall, ...
12:18 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Meet the Smartisan T1, a surprisingly unique phone from China
A little over a year ago, a fresh Chinese startup by the name of Smartisan ("smart" and "artisan" combined) showed off its first work: the Android-based Smartisan OS. What caught our attention was it...
12:18 am -04 - Fri, May 23, 2014
Engadget Meet the Smartisan T1, a surprisingly unique Android phone from China
A little over a year ago, a fresh Chinese startup by the name of Smartisan ("smart" and "artisan" combined) showed off its first work: the Android-based Smartisan OS. What caught our attention was it...
11:47 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry's ultra-secure chat gives each message its own security key
Chat systems like BBM and iMessage are typically very secure, since they're encrypted end-to-end. However, they still have a glaring flaw: if intruders do crack the code, they can see everything you'...
11:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Microsoft wins case to block FBI request for customer data
When Microsoft said last year that it's committed to protecting its customers from government data requests, it wasn't messing around. Microsoft general counsel and executive VP Brad Smith recently r...
10:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Modern dance with drones is confusingly beautiful
Dancers with weird costumes? Check. Trippy sci-fi music? Check. Drones with pyramids on top... wait, what? The Eleven Play dance troupe in Japan has integrated quadrotors into its performances, start...
10:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Uniqlo's new smartphone app lets you design (and buy) your own tees
Uniqlo is offering customers in its homeland the option to make their own T-shirts through their smartphones. The UTme! app is on both Android and iOS, and lets you craft your own T-shirts with photo...
09:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget The man behind some of gaming's most notorious rumors outs himself
Excited about Fallout 4? Well, cool it, because that's not necessarily a real thing. You're forgiven if you thought it was, and not just because we love you: rumors swirled about the supposed game fo...
09:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget HP cuts 16,000 jobs, up to 5 percent of its workforce
It looks like HP's layoff estimates were off again -- according to the company's latest financial report, it needs to cut an additional 11,000 to 16,000 employees from its payroll to make ends meet. ...
08:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Edward Snowden is giving his first American TV interview on May 28th
Edward Snowden has discussed his NSA surveillance leaks and their implications with magazines, foreign media and South by Southwest attendees, but a chat with an American TV outlet has proven elusive...
08:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Philips is turning one of Germany's biggest stadiums into a huge LED display
Germany's Allianz Arena is already covered with color-changing plastic panels, but they can only currently display the red of Bayern Munich, the blue of TSV 1860 and the white of the national team. P...
07:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget $20 FreedomPop 'Unlimited Everything' plan includes 1GB of Sprint LTE, limits
FreedomPop's been signing up customers with the promise of free mobile phone service since last year, but once you're hooked, you'll need to shell out a bit of dough to keep things going. The basic p...
06:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile rolls out next-gen voice calls, starting with Seattle
Even though your voice is magically being transported through the air, cellular phone calls actually work more or less the same as their land-line counterparts. T-Mobile is finally ditching the old-s...
06:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget California will soon issue licenses for driverless cars
California's legislators are taking self-driving cars seriously, having already instated regulations that forbid humans from falling asleep behind the wheel of autonomous vehicles. And the Golden Sta...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Watch Morpheus take off and land itself at 2:30 PM ET (Update: success!)
The brains behind the Morpheus lander have made significant progress since it's ill-fated, but spectacularly fiery first voyage. But then, that's what makes rocket launches fun to watch: like a NASCA...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Watch Morpheus take off and land itself (Update: success!)
The brains behind the Morpheus lander have made significant progress since its ill-fated, but spectacularly fiery first voyage. But then, that's what makes rocket launches fun to watch: like a NASCAR...
05:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Google Fiber won't charge content providers for quicker access
Irked that your internet provider is strong-arming media services into connection deals just to guarantee the quality you were expecting all along? You won't have to worry about that happening with G...
04:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Minecraft arrives on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this August
Look, playing Minecraft on a console is really great. It's basically the same delightful/terrifying experience from PC, albeit in the comfort of your living room. What's not to like? Well, on last-ge...
04:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget 'Minecraft' arrives on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this August
Look, playing Minecraft on a console is really great. It's basically the same delightful/terrifying experience from PC, albeit in the comfort of your living room. What's not to like? Well, on last-ge...
04:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget 'Gutted' NSA reform bill passes the House, but sheds supporters
It's not exactly what privacy advocates and most tech companies wanted, but it's something. The USA Freedom Act has passed through the House of Representatives, but it didn't escape unscathed. While ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Smartglass interface turns any surface into a touchscreen using AR and fingertip heat
A developer called Metaio believes it can make a smartglass interface far more interesting than what has Google done thus far: one that can turn any surface into a touchscreen. Unlike Disney's REVEL ...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Samsung is making a VR headset for its phones and tablets
Samsung is known for its ubiquitous Galaxy smartphones and tablets, popular smart televisions and, most recently, smart watches. The Korean consumer electronics giant is about to enter another major ...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget BBC Sport app brings World Cup streaming to UK Roku boxes
The BBC's desire to launch apps for all manner of connected devices sees it bring sporting coverage to UK Roku boxes at an exciting time. With the 2014 World Cup just a few short weeks away, the Beeb...
02:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Moonlight as a DJ using Spotify tracks and an iPad
We've living in an age of on-demand music and high-power hardware everywhere. That means (among other things) that it's never been easier to play at being a DJ... especially if the streaming audio bu...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget A week with Leica's T, the most beautiful mirrorless camera money can buy
Leica's cameras have always been good-looking, and they've always been expensive. You might expect the German camera maker's most visually stunning model yet to cost more than a pretty penny, and it ...
01:56 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Amazon's 'exclusive' Fire TV trial is just a fancy name for its standard returns policy
Amazon is sending emails to some of its customers, telling them they're "eligible for an exclusive offer" to try out the $99 Fire TV box free-of-charge for 30 days. If they don't get along with the l...
01:56 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Amazon invites customers to try Fire TV free for a month
Amazon is emailing some of its customers with an offer to try out the $99 Fire TV box free-of-charge for 30 days. If they don't get along with the little Android-powered streamer and gaming console, ...
01:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Facebook stops oversharing, defaults status updates to just friends
Previously, when you first joined Facebook, all of your posts would be shared with the world by default. Anyone who stumbled upon your profile could read anything you previously shared, be it a short...
12:27 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Apple to fix iMessage bug that causes ex-iPhone users to lose their texts
Apple says it's fixed a server bug that was affecting "some" former iMessage users who had tried to switch to Android or another OS. However, it admits there's another problem with its messaging plat...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Any.DO makes a serious push toward bigger screens with new web app
Task-managing applications like Any.DO are known for helping you stay on top of things, like reminding us to pick up that milk on the way home -- because we all know how important it is to do that. B...
11:11 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Vodafone's gift of Netflix takes the edge off its 4G plans
If deciding which mobile operator to go with hinges more on watching House of Cards than on price or coverage, then Vodafone's latest entertainment offer could be worth a look. In addition to its Sky...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget First Unreal Engine 4 mobile game built in a week with no coding skills
Epic Games can crow all it wants about how easy its next-gen development toolset is to use, but until we actually see results, those words are pretty hollow. That changes today with the release of Ta...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Epic's Unreal Engine 4 'Flappy Bird' homage 'Tappy Chicken' now available for free
Epic Games can crow all it wants about how easy its next-gen development toolset is to use, but until we actually see results, those words are pretty hollow. That changes today with the release of Ta...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Epic's Unreal Engine 4 'Flappy Bird' homage 'Tappy Chicken' now available for free (update: video!)
Epic Games can crow all it wants about how easy its next-gen development toolset is to use, but until we actually see results, those words are pretty hollow. That changes today with the release of Ta...
10:07 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Samsung gives up on its homegrown Music and Book Hub services
Just like HTC with its doomed movie service, Samsung is apparently starting to realize that its in-house efforts can't compete with specialist alternatives. While Spotify has been busily publicizing ...
08:28 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Chrome's 'OK Google' voice search rolls out to all
If you wanted to enjoy hands-free Google searching from your desktop, your only option was to install an extension or become an early tester. The downside was that you'd have to accept some additiona...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget DARPA flaunts wearable display with Oculus-like head-tracking
DARPA has long sought a heads-up display to give soldiers situational awareness without distracting them, and it looks like technology has finally caught up to that ambition. It recently unveiled a n...
05:28 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Yelp will soon let you add video to your reviews
Yelp is about to let you to catch the vibe of your favorite eateries with video as well as pictures, according to Business Insider. Provided that you're an elite user, you'll be able to upload 3-12 s...
03:53 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget LG's 'QuickCircle' G3 case opens a window into your phone
LG hasn't officially revealed the G3 yet, but its new QuickCircle case gives you a pretty good idea of what the device can do. The QuickCircle, which the South Korean company just announced, features...
03:30 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Ads on your thermostat, eBay's password breach and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
02:49 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget Report: Google targeting businesses with subsidized WiFi routers
Google is readying a plan to provide heavily subsidized, commercial grade WiFi routers and equipment to businesses, according to The Information. The idea is to give companies like doctor's offices a...
12:41 am -04 - Thu, May 22, 2014
Engadget New Segway Patroller gives mall cops a third wheel
When you think of a Segway, usually a self-balancing, slightly dorky two-wheeled contraption comes to mind, right? Well, forget all that. The company has just committed heresy by launching the SE-3 P...
11:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget California's new self-driving car regulations prohibit falling asleep at the wheel
California is fine with car makers test-driving autonomous vehicles on its roadways, but the DMV now has some rules on exactly how. Under new regulations, drivers (or riders as the case may be) will ...
10:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Virtual weed farms and the sticky state of Apple's App Store restrictions
I was just about to tell you about Weed Firm, an insanely addictive app that tasks you with building a marijuana empire from your house in the suburbs, but I feel a little bad about gushing... becaus...
10:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Verizon's latest LTE test streams Indy 500 in-car video to phones in pit lane
As the Indy 500's title sponsor this year, Verizon is bringing more than its name to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- it's augmenting the venue with LTE Multicast service. The new tech allows many ...
09:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget SingStar for PS4 employs your smartphone for belting off-tune renditions
When SingStar arrives on PlayStation 4 consoles later this year, it won't require shelling out extra dough for a shiny new microphone. Instead, the title will allow you to use your smartphone or tabl...
09:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 399 - 5.21.14
Things are heating up in the HD world this week, but definitely not enough to cook a pizza properly. AT&T is making a bid to buy DirecTV for a hefty sum, unless the company's NFL Sunday Ticket po...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget An autonomous octo-copter transport truck is as amazing as you'd expect
Advanced Tactics' (AT) autonomous Black Knight Transformer may not be small enough to get eaten by an aircraft's engine, but it still falls under the purview of the FAA after completing its first fli...
08:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Navy sailor pleads guilty to hacking from an aircraft carrier
You may think that the US Navy's biggest digital threats come from the outside, but that's not always the case. Former Navy serviceman (and leader of the hacking group Team Digi7al) Nicholas Paul Kni...
08:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Steam In-Home Streaming now beams PC games to any room of your house
It has been in beta since mid-November, but Steam's In-Home Streaming is now available to all. Folks who have a fleet of computers at home can link 'em up and then remotely install and play PC games ...
07:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Listen in: Jimmy Page hosts livestream for unreleased Led Zeppelin tracks
Plans to reissue Led Zeppelin's first three albums with unreleased tracks were first detailed back in March, but today Jimmy Page is offering the masses a sneak peak. At 3:30PM ET (7:30 GMT), the gui...
06:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Oculus VR and Palmer Luckey being sued by CTO's former employer
Oculus VR and co-founder Palmer Luckey are being sued by Zenimax Media and id Software, the former employer of Oculus VR chief technical officer John Carmack. The suit claims that John Carmack, while...
06:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Oculus VR and Palmer Luckey being sued by CTO's former employer (update)
Oculus VR and co-founder Palmer Luckey are being sued by Zenimax Media and id Software, the former employer of Oculus VR chief technical officer John Carmack. The suit claims that John Carmack, while...
06:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Russia invests in homegrown tech with Visa and Mastercard out of the picture
America's sanctions against Russia have already had an impact on high-level space and satellite projects, but it's clear this is just the beginning of the growing technological separation between Eas...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget SmartThings brings a truly connected home closer to reality
The connected home is an inevitable reality, but it's a market still in its infancy. SmartThings wants to be at the forefront of this expanding realm and today it's announcing a number of updates and...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Motorola contest pegs the price of a Moto 360 smartwatch at $249
If you've been at all interested in Motorola's Moto 360, the biggest question has likely been the price: how much will that swanky circular smartwatch set you back? Not that much, if you believe the ...
04:47 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your Xbox 360
Whether you're holding out for the Kinect-less Xbox One or you've already unpacked a new system, there's still plenty of life left in the Xbox 360. Microsoft will have its new system properly on trac...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Facebook app will soon identify songs and TV shows just by listening to them
If you've ever wanted to tell your Facebook friends what you're listening to -- say, REM's "It's The End of The World And We Know it (And I Feel Fine)" -- without having to spell the whole thing out,...
03:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Psst, Secret's anonymous sharing app finally arrives on Android
Up until now, Android users had to stew in envy as their iOS colleagues delighted in juicy rumors and salacious stories revealed on Secret, an app that lets you share confidential information under t...
03:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Land a role in the new Star Wars movie just for donating to UNICEF
Admittedly, we're pretty stoked about the next instalment in the Star Wars saga -- specifically seeing the old cast back in action. J.J. Abrams announced the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative fr...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget EE launches own-brand 4G 'Eagle' tablet for 199
Something told us that when EE unveiled an own-brand smartphone, a tablet wouldn't be far behind. The UK's biggest operator today confirmed it's been working on a new 8-inch Android slate, it's calle...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget EE takes on Google and Tesco with 199 own-brand 4G tablet
Something told us that when EE unveiled an own-brand 4G smartphone, a similarly-equipped tablet wouldn't be too far behind. The UK's biggest operator today confirmed it's launching a new 8-inch Andro...
03:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Prime Instant Video gets its first HBO shows, right on cue
If you've been waiting for the day you could marathon The Wire without buying a DVD set or an iTunes pass, your moment has come: as promised, Amazon has rolled out the initial wave of HBO shows on Pr...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Spotify stays ahead of its streaming rivals with 10 million paid subscribers
Spotify has no shortage of competition, but it looks like the streaming music service is managing to stay ahead of the pack. The company has just notched up its 10 millionth paid subscriber, doubling...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Google ads could be coming to thermostats, refrigerators and car dashboards
Targeted ads have popped up in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds as well as inside mobile apps and more. That said, it shouldn't really be a surprise that Google has seemingly explored the possib...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Google ads could be coming to thermostats, refrigerators and car dashboards (update)
Targeted ads have popped up in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds as well as inside mobile apps and more. That said, it shouldn't really be a surprise that Google has seemingly explored the possib...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's June update adds your friends' real names and external drive support
Here are some hard facts: regardless of how proud you are of that Xbox Live handle combining your love for Halo, the Deftones and Arrested Development without subbing in numbers for letters, it's pro...
12:18 pm -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget BBC will soon show you how green its TV programmes are
In an effort to reward programme makers for doing their bit for the planet, the BBC will soon start displaying a seal of approval on shows that are greener than most. In partnership with BAFTA, the B...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget World's smallest nanomotor can pump drugs into cells at 18,000 RPM
Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Texas have created a nanomotor less than one micrometer in diameter, smaller even than a cell. Powered by electric fields, it consists of a nanowir...
10:39 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget eBay wants all users to change their passwords
eBay has just posted a strange message up on the community homepage and press page of its daughter company, PayPal. The headline is a bit worrying, implying that eBay has possibly had some kind of se...
10:39 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget eBay publishes, then deletes message asking all users to change their passwords
eBay has just posted a strange message up on the community homepage and press page of its daughter company, PayPal. The headline is a bit worrying, implying that eBay has possibly had some kind of se...
10:39 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget eBay asks all users to change their passwords following cyberattack
eBay has just posted a strange message up on the community homepage and press page of its daughter company, PayPal. The headline is a bit worrying, implying that eBay has possibly had some kind of se...
09:47 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Bounden is an iPhone dancing game that gets better when you hold hands
You met on Tinder, you romanced on Snapchat, and now your smartphone can also help you to get physical. (No, not in that way, pervert.) An iPhone game called Bounden has just arrived at the App Store...
09:08 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Google makes your photos even Awesome(r) with new Android GIF and collage tools
It's great that Google+ can now automatically make photo albums, but if animated GIFs and collages are more your jam, then this news will sound loads better. Google+ Photos for Android just got updat...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Lenovo overtakes Apple in US PC sales for the first time
Apple has rightly made a big deal of the fact that its Mac sales have continued to grow, in spite of a contracting PC market. But Cupertino certainly isn't alone in having figured out how to win at d...
07:42 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 now available to pre-order
Microsoft's intimate Surface event didn't reveal the smaller tablet many expected, instead it went much bigger. In an attempt to capitalize on early buzz for the super-thin 12-inch slate, the company...
06:42 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Samsung's extra-rugged Galaxy S5 variant gets caught on video
Rumors of a truly rough-and-ready Galaxy S5 variant have so far had little support beyond vague filings and benchmarks. However, TK Tech News has just delivered the motherlode: it has posted hands-on...
05:27 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Apple's iWork for iCloud now lets you collaborate on projects with 100 friends
If you're using Apple's iWork for iCloud to get stuff done, now you can collaborate on projects with even more people. Before if you wanted to get your co-workers input on your big plans for the comp...
04:14 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Netflix's new European expansion will add Germany, France and more later this year
Netflix has been talking about plans to expand its footprint in Europe for months and tonight it's announced the new countries for its streaming movie service: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, ...
03:50 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Voice over LTE and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
02:56 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Robots that can sweat and get goosebumps give us goosebumps
While most scientists are attempting to give robots facial expressions, a group from Japan's Kansai University is working on another aspect that makes them more human: physiological reactions. Accord...
02:03 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Homebrew server keeps Nintendo DS and Wii games online
Nintendo may have pulled the plug on internet multiplayer services for the DS and Wii, but that doesn't mean that you'll be stuck playing their games offline from here on out. Enterprising fans have ...
01:22 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Chrome OS gets better organized with latest update
The Chromebook revolution is here and, naturally, Google is doing everything it can so that these devices keep improving even as time goes on. As such, the search giant today revealed some new things...
12:38 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Oculus Rift is coming to... Chuck E. Cheese's?
Sure, a spin in the ol' ticket grabber machine on your birthday can be fun, but trying to capture the small pieces of paper as they whiz by your head? That's a lot of work. Luckily, Chuck E. Cheese's...
12:21 am -04 - Wed, May 21, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:30PM ET
It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. It finally happened, Microsoft dropped the price of the Xbox One. We'll discuss wh...
11:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Bringing internet to the Amazon takes more than cables and laptops
Internet access is something most of us likely take for granted, but for portions of the developing world, reliable connectivity isn't available. The New York Times recently cast its lens on an ultra...
11:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Virtual reality's biggest enemy is bad virtual reality, says Oculus founder
Palmer Luckey can hardly take a step without being stopped for pictures, questions or just friendly handshakes. I'm not surprised; we're at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo, and Luckey just cl...
10:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget HTC One M8 Prime purportedly shows up flaunting a larger camera
Rumors of a higher-end edition of the HTC One M8, the M8 Prime, have been difficult to pin down; we've seen little in the way of tangible evidence. However, things just got interesting. Frequent tips...
10:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget The new HTC One appears to be getting a bigger, badder cousin
Rumors of a higher-end edition of the HTC One M8, the M8 Prime, have been difficult to pin down; we've seen little in the way of tangible evidence. However, things just got interesting. Frequent tips...
10:05 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Virtual Joey app arrives with satellite TV for your PS3
Dish Network earned one of our Best of CES trophies a few months ago for its Virtual Joey app, and now PS3 owners (with the satellite TV service and Hopper DVR) can try it out. Instead of plugging in...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Watch Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science
Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject the rules of science, but the folks behind It's OK To Be Smart set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding Game of Thrones. In the PBS digital short t...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science
Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind It's OK To Be Smart set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding Game of Thrones. In the PBS digital shor...
08:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft reportedly axed a smaller Surface
We'd surmise that a few folks were disappointed then Microsoft's Surface event concluded earlier today. Rumors swirled that the "small gathering" tease meant a more compact version of Redmond's table...
07:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Spyglass beefs up iOS navigation with augmented reality for the great outdoors
Sure, you can use the regular maps available for iOS to get around, but those who trek around the wilderness need a bit more muscle. Well, Spyglass offers just that, employing all of the sensors Appl...
07:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Study suggests e-cigs trump patches for quitting smoking
E-cigs or vaping as it's often called, is not only more acceptable as far as stink factor and convenience go, but may now finally be considered a real tool in the quest to kick the habit. Fans of vap...
06:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget LifeLock pulls its wallet apps, deletes data in light of security worries
Wallet apps are typically more convenient than trying to keep tabs on a slew of identity and payment information yourself. However, that assumes that the apps are secure in the first place -- and unf...
06:06 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Verizon's next-gen voice service still planned for this year, will come with video calling
Verizon and AT&T, the two largest mobile operators in the US, have spent the last couple years in a race to deploy next-generation voice technology known as Voice over LTE (VoLTE). With its annou...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Spotify-based service puts an end to lousy coffee shop music
Chances are that the music at your local eatery sucks. If the owners aren't just piping in elevator music or radio, they may be using CDs or internet stations. Soundtrack Your Brand has a better solu...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget IFTTT now automates tasks based on your Fitbit activity
If you're sporting one of Fitbit's activity trackers, you can now automate tasks and reminders with the help of IFTTT (If This Then That). The recipe-based software announced a dedicated channel for ...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3
So, it wasn't the Surface Mini we were expecting. But hey, we got fresh hardware, so that's all that matters. The new Surface Pro 3 isn't the smallest tablet Microsoft has made -- in fact, it's the b...
04:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget HTC's One M8 Ace squeezes high-end specs into a prettier, cheaper body
HTC's One M8 isn't even two months old yet and it's already sparked a few spin-offs. We're not just talking about the One mini 2, either: a render of the oft-rumored One M8 Ace started making the rou...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Box's redesigned Android app opens almost any file you put in the cloud
Box overhauled its iOS cloud storage app early this year with a simpler, speedier interface; now, it's Android's turn. The just-launched Box 3.0 for Android shares much of its iOS cousin's look and f...
03:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Adobe is working on a touch-friendly, full-powered version of Photoshop CC
Microsoft is breaking out the big guns for the launch Surface Pro 3. It trotted out creative software powerhouse Adobe to show off a new version of Photoshop CC it's got in the works. This edition is...
03:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Surface Pro 3's accessories include a new Type Cover and a 4K-ready dock
A professional tablet like the Surface Pro 3 deserves some equally high-end accessories, don't you think? Microsoft certainly thinks so, as it just introduced some add-ons built with demanding users ...
03:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft wants its new pen to be a big part of the Surface Pro 3
Satya Nadella and his team are hosting an event in New York City, where Microsoft has already revealed its Surface Pro 3. Not surprisingly, the company's placing a lot of focus in the integrated pen....
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft announces its biggest tablet yet, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3
When Microsoft invited us to a "small gathering" here in New York City, we thought that meant a smaller-screened Surface Mini was in order. Instead, the company just announced a larger Surface, the 1...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft announces its biggest tablet yet, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3; starts at $799
When Microsoft invited us to a "small gathering" here in New York City, we thought that meant a smaller-screened Surface Mini was in order. Instead, the company just announced a larger Surface, the 1...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an Elite Edition AR.Drone courtesy of Riviera Partners!
Flying a quadcopter around the park all day sounds like fun, but it could be more than just a time killer. Today's tech toy could be the gateway to tomorrow's valuable job skill and even piloting a c...
02:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Surface event livestream right here!
Microsoft is set to announce some Surface related news and we'll have all the nitty gritty in our liveblog. But you can also watch the event live after the break or right here courtesy of the fine fo...
02:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Live from Microsoft's Surface event in NYC!
Microsoft's here in the Big Apple to announce a new Surface product or two, and we're on site to bring you all the latest updates. It's been a while since MS has announced updates to its tablet and P...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Google+ Stories automatically creates digital journals from your photos and videos
Google has steadily been improving its Auto Awesome personal storytelling features inside G+, and today it launched new tool that is simply called "Stories." The idea is that no one really has a huge...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget EA Sports UFC looks to bring out the mixed martial arts fighter in you
Given the success of franchises like FIFA and Madden, it's easy to see why EA would want to commit valuable resources to developing an MMA title, a sport that's been getting bigger and bigger over th...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget 'EA Sports UFC' looks to bring out the mixed martial arts fighter in you
Given the success of franchises like FIFA and Madden, it's easy to see why EA would want to commit valuable resources to developing an MMA title, a sport that's been getting bigger and bigger over th...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Live from Microsoft's Surface event in NYC!
Microsoft's here in the Big Apple to announce a new Surface product or two, and we're on site to bring you all the latest updates. It's been a while since MS has announced updates to its tablet and P...
01:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget The words hashtag, steampunk and selfie are now tired enough to go in the dictionary
There's something in the water over on lexicography boulevard. Just a day after Collins asked Twitter users to vote on a new word, Merriam-Webster has revealed which internet-born terms it now consid...
01:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Apple now letting UK customers trade in their iPad at retail stores
Seven months after it began letting customers trade in their iPhones at its retail stores, Apple's expanded its Reuse and Recycle programme to include iPads. From today, anyone with an iPad 2, iPad 3...
12:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Comcast and TWC voted most-hated ISPs in America's most-hated industry
America's Consumer Satisfaction Index doesn't have a lot of nice things to say about Comcast or Time Warner Cable. The two business, which are currently trying to merge with each other, were found to...
12:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget New telescopes could uncover a wormhole in our own galaxy
If you're ever unlucky enough to be sucked towards a super-dense black hole, you'll soon arrive at something called the event horizon -- from which nothing can escape, including light. Thanks to a ne...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget China bans the installation of Windows 8 on government computers
China believes that Windows 8 poses enough of a future security risk that it's banning government agencies from installing the operating system on any of its new computers. In a statement issued last...
11:36 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Meet the electric motorcycle that's now the fastest production bike in the world
The Lightning LS-218 boasts a model number that actually means something. Back in 2012, a prototype of the electric bike clocked in a wholly unnecessary (yet much appreciated) 218mph, helping it to w...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget EE Kestrel review: a good low-cost 4G phone, but with a Moto on its back
The adjectives "affordable" and "budget" often allude to something of inferior quality -- a questionable substitute for something more premium. Something out of financial reach. A few years ago, I wo...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget US targeting Bitcoin exchanges in hunt for drug money
While Bitcoin tries to go mainstream, many supporters still celebrate its "anarchist spirit" -- but certainly not the FBI. According to the WSJ, they're probing the now-collapsed Mt. Gox exchange and...
09:59 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Ofcom considers slashing fees for fibre broadband switchers
Under new rules put forward by UK communications regulator Ofcom, switching between superfast broadband suppliers could soon become a whole lot cheaper. Currently, if you switch from one fibre-optic ...
09:39 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Sleep Number's smart bed series now has a $1,000 entry-level mattress
Even if you're resting, your Sleep Number mattress probably won't be. We heard about the company's smart beds back in CES 2014 (if you can remember that far back), but now the tech inside the firm's ...
08:50 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Sprint fined $7.5 million for violating your 'Do Not Call' requests
Sprint's bank account is going to be a bit lighter thanks to the FCC's recent announcement that the telco has failed to comply with customer "do-not-call" requests. The Now Network has to pay a $7.5 ...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget First right-hand drive Tesla Model S and Superchargers coming to the UK in June
It's safe to say electric cars haven't yet captured the attention of UK drivers. Then again, Brits haven't officially been able to get their hands on a right-hand drive Tesla, despite the company ope...
07:37 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Police raid 'Blackshades' webcam hackers who spied on naked victims
More than 90 people across 16 different countries have been arrested in a coordinated raid targeting users and sellers of a piece of malware, called the Blackshades Remote Access Tool. Known to its f...
07:07 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget This treadmill lets you walk in any direction
No, that's not a detached tank tread you're looking at, it's a treadmill -- and it doesn't care which direction you're walking. It's called the Infinadeck, and we found it hiding in a dark corner of ...
06:04 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Brazilians will see every blade of World Cup grass on outdoor 4K screens
If you're in Rio de Janeiro this summer but can't attend any World Cup matches in person, don't fret; you may still be in for a treat. Brazilian TV giant Globo is teaming up with Sony to broadcast th...
04:09 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget AT&T's solar charging stations invade New York again
Next time you're at a park, beach or high-traffic spot in New York, and your phone battery's running low, look for the contraption in the image above. That's AT&T's Street Charge station, which h...
03:30 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Flip-phones in Japan, what you need to know about net neutrality and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
02:14 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget $17 million technology prize lets you choose which of humanity's problems to solve
Technology prizes are nothing new, but they tend to be focused on specific issues like space travel or security flaws. The upcoming Longitude Prize, funded by the Nesta charity and the UK government,...
01:28 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Scientists make deep-brain implants possible through wireless charging
Stanford researchers have figured out a way to wirelessly charge electronic devices that are deep inside your body. Currently pacemakers and nerve transmitters need to have large receiving coils near...
01:06 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Gmail for Android can save attachments directly to Google Drive
Just because you want to save an email attachment on your phone doesn't mean you always want a local copy. What if you're running out of space? That won't be an issue if you're using the latest versi...
12:33 am -04 - Tue, May 20, 2014
Engadget Google's new Chrome experiment lets you remix the Rubik's Cube
Sure, you could spend a while trying to solve the Rubik's Cube in Google's new Doodle, but that may get a little dry. Google was clearly prepared for that eventuality, though: it has just launched th...
11:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of May 19th: Indy 500 and no Game of Thrones
That's right, we're taking a week off from Game of Thrones. To help us get through it, the NBA and NHL playoffs have both amped up the pressure while the weekend of racing includes NASCAR's Coca-Cola...
11:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of May 19th: Indy 500, Monaco GP and no Game of Thrones
That's right, we're taking a week off from Game of Thrones. To help us get through it, the NBA and NHL playoffs have both amped up the pressure while the weekend of racing includes NASCAR's Coca-Cola...
11:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget AllCast now streams your media to any Android device
Koushik Dutta's AllCast app can stream media to seemingly any set-top box you might own, but it hasn't let you stream to (most) Android devices. Today, though, that barrier has come down: Dutta has r...
10:57 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Rdio is now streaming in nine more locales
Spotify isn't the only music streaming service looking to blanket the globe. In fact, Rdio has surpassed its primary competition in that tally. The latter outfit is now available in 60 countries afte...
10:23 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget New eye-tracking glasses show others what you're looking at in real time
Researchers and marketers often want to know what catches your eye, whether it's players on the basketball court or just a new shampoo at the store. They may have an easier time figuring this out wit...
09:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget GoPro files for an IPO to grow its media empire
Look, it was no surprise that GoPro has been planning to go public for a while now -- it said as much back in February. Things are finally getting officially official, though: the company just filed ...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Researchers maximize your hybrid's battery by learning your routine
Researchers have figured out a way to make your Prius even more efficient by tracking your route to work. Right now your car uses the battery until its power runs out and then starts dipping into you...
08:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Tune in at 11AM EST tomorrow for our Microsoft Surface liveblog!
It's been a while since Microsoft announced a new product in its Surface family, but we can almost guarantee there'll be at least one new model at tomorrow's NYC event. We've heard some rumblings abo...
08:25 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget The NSA is recording all cellphone calls in the Bahamas
You might want to be careful of what you say over the phone the next time you visit the Bahamas. According to The Intercept, NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the security agency is ...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget AMC embraces the power of Tumblr to debut its new series 'Halt and Catch Fire'
A new television series chronicling tech and social media narratives pops up on the regular these days and AMC's upcoming "Halt and Catch Fire" is the latest entry into that sub-genre. In order to cu...
07:28 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Generate power to recharge gadgets while grilling with this camp stove
BioLite has been recharging smartphones, action cams and GPS units via camp stove fire since 2012, but now it's offering a larger model that will grill enough grub to feed your entire crew. The BaseC...
06:57 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget PlayStation Now's game streaming beta comes to PS4
Back in January we were impressed by just how well Sony's PlayStation Now game-streaming service worked, and the chance to test it out yourself could be coming rather soon. The closed beta program is...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Twitter eyes SoundCloud to get folks sharing more music
Twitter's usage stats have shown its growth slowing for quite some time, and now it seems buying a social-minded audio-sharing outfit could be part of the plan for a turnaround. Recode reports that S...
05:48 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Scientists find a way to create matter from light
Scientists have long theorized that you can create matter from light by colliding photons, but proving that theory has been a different story -- you need the right high-energy particles to even think...
05:17 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Whisper app now includes related posts, still keeps your identity anonymous
Whisper, the anonymous secret-sharing app, now delivers a more personalized experience -- but don't worry; your identity will still be hidden. To show you relevant posts without revealing who you are...
04:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget MIT can map the activity of every neuron in an animal's brain
Scientists have long yearned for a neuron-by-neuron illustration of brain activity; get that and you can see exactly what drives an animal's thoughts and reflexes. MIT may make those wishes come true...
04:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Groupon lets merchants process cards, track customers with iPad-based Gnome
Gone are the days when restaurants and retailers needed to drop five figures for the privilege of tracking and ringing up customers. Square's Register app has been letting merchants process transacti...
03:57 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget AT&T's multibillion dollar DirecTV purchase could hinge on... football?
AT&T and DirecTV ruined an idyllic Sunday afternoon with the news of a multi-billion dollar acquisition, and -- surprise, surprise -- people haven't stopped talking about it yet. That's at least ...
03:54 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Game to complete a remarkable two-year turnaround by going public (again)
Two years after it went into administration, UK video game retailer Game could complete a stunning comeback by floating on the London Stock Exchange for a second time. The company, which was forced t...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about net neutrality
The internet! It's a truly wonderful place, a reflection of humanity that encompasses the breadth of our achievements and failures as a species. It's at the center of modern life in the United States...
03:07 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Verizon lights up improved XLTE data service in 44 states
Well, if the comprehensive leaks from last week weren't enough, Verizon Wireless has just confirmed that its enhanced XLTE wireless data service is a real thing. Haven't been keeping tabs on the nuan...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget 'Assassins Creed: Pirates' now available as a free-to-play browser game
Here's the thing about Assassins Creed: Pirates (you know, aside from the obvious swashbuckling theme): It was made specifically for phones and tablets. In fact, Ubisoft warned from the get-go that w...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Chinese cyberspies charged with stealing secrets from US companies
The Department of Justice has taken the unprecedented step of charging five officials from the People's Liberation Army of China, who are accused of hacking into six American private-sector companies...
01:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Should 'Adorkable' 'Duckface' or 'Nomakeupselfie' be added to the dictionary?
How does the fusty council of elders that compose Collins' English Dictionary spend their time? Just like the rest of us, they're messing around on Twitter. In preparation for the twelfth edition of ...
12:55 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Samsung plans to bring biometric security to its low-end phones
The Galaxy S5 was widely tipped to launch with iris-scanning capabilities. When the crunch time came, Samsung played safe with only fingerprint sensor support. According to the Wall Street Journal, t...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget 'World's first' braille mobile phone goes on sale in the UK
Touchscreens may have kicked-off a mobile computing revolution, but they didn't do much for the visually impaired. OwnFone, which launched a customizable mobile phone for kids and the elderly back in...
11:45 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Shazam baffles UK users by dropping Spotify integration
If you, like us, regularly use of Shazam to tag and add tracks to Spotify for later listening, we have some bad news: you may now find that option has gone. It comes as one of the unexpected conseque...
11:14 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Is this Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime?
When a $600 smartphone isn't considered "premium," then we're all in deep, deep trouble. That's the problem facing Samsung's Galaxy S5, however, with scores of people hoping that an even more expensi...
10:39 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Glasses-free 3D projector offers a cheap alternative to holograms
Holograms are undoubtedly spiffy-looking, but they're not exactly cheap; even a basic holographic projector made from off-the-shelf parts can cost thousands of dollars. MIT researchers may have a bud...
09:42 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Celebrate the 40th birthday of Rubik's Cube with today's Google Doodle
It must be hard being Ern Rubik. Back in the 1980s, the architect and toy inventor had the rare fortune of becoming one of very few self-made millionaires from communist Europe, but in the process he...
09:19 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget The future of Formula 1 could involve AR headsets and farting
What's the next frontier for F1? If these guys get their way, races will be run on intelligent tracks, drivers will wear augmented reality headsets and cars will breathe air for extra thrust. Team Lo...
08:11 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Upcoming Xbox One update might let you use external drives
According to Microsoft product director Albert Penello, external drive support for the Xbox One has always been on the company's docket to enable in a future update. That refresh looks to be on the h...
06:52 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Japan: the country where flip-phones refuse to die
The buttons are easier to type on, the battery lasts longer, it's familiar. No, we're not talking about BlackBerry this time, but the Japanese feature phone. Glorious, folding forefather to the smart...
05:42 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Fight the (super) power as Kim Jong Un in this bizarre retro-styled shooter
Ah, the '90s. A decade of mullets, heroin-addled rock-stars and 16-bit video games where North Korean dictators waged one-man wars against the United States. Wait, what? In Glorious Leader!, you play...
03:40 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget How would you change Sony's Xperia Z?
Sony's been trying to reinvent itself, and in doing so, is hoping that we can put these turbulent last few years behind us. Nowhere is this more evident than in the company's smartphones, like the Xp...
02:45 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Watch Michael Jackson's holographic return at the Billboard Music Awards
Michael Jackson isn't the first posthumous recording artist to be reconstituted by light projection -- Tupac got there first -- but it didn't stop the assembled crowds at the Billboard Music Awards w...
12:47 am -04 - Mon, May 19, 2014
Engadget Sailor Moon arrives on Hulu Plus in its full, uncensored glory
Raise your hand if you remember that anime from the '90s called Sailor Moon -- now put that hand down and fire up Hulu if you want to see the show's female warriors kick ass on screen again. Apparent...
11:34 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Variety: Google is near buying game video service Twitch
AT&T may not be the only one landing a big acquisition this weekend. Variety claims that Google's YouTube division has struck a deal to buy Twitch, the game-focused video streaming service, for m...
11:34 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Variety: Google is near buying game video service Twitch (updated)
AT&T may not be the only one landing a big acquisition this weekend. Variety claims that Google's YouTube division has struck a deal to buy Twitch, the game-focused video streaming service, for m...
11:34 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Variety: Google is near buying game video service Twitch (update)
AT&T may not be the only one landing a big acquisition this weekend. Variety claims that Google's YouTube division has struck a deal to buy Twitch, the game-focused video streaming service, for m...
10:18 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget FAA seeks to unleash small 'low-risk' drones for films and farms by November
Since the FAA has only just begun flying drones at test sites, it'll take quite some time before it can draw up rules and regulations for commercial use of UAVs. But if you start seeing small flying ...
09:28 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget AT&T buys DirecTV for $48.5 billion
AT&T clearly isn't taking Comcast's recent acquisition efforts lying down; it just announced plans to buy DirecTV in a deal worth about $48.5 billion.Developing...[Image credit: Associated Press]....
09:28 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion
AT&T clearly isn't taking Comcast's recent acquisition efforts lying down; it just announced plans to buy DirecTV in a deal worth about $48.5 billion. The communications giant sees a takeover as ...
09:28 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion (updated)
AT&T clearly isn't taking Comcast's recent acquisition efforts lying down; it just announced plans to buy DirecTV in a deal worth about $48.5 billion. The communications giant sees a takeover as ...
08:45 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget IRL: Roost's portable, foldable (and kinda pricey) laptop stand
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. As someone ...
07:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Joystiq Weekly: 'Mario Kart 8' in review, co-op 'Killzone' and a new Jurassic tour
Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication.......
06:15 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget AT&T relaunches Cricket prepaid brand with nationwide 4G coverage
It's a brand new day for Cricket, AT&T's budget wireless arm. Last year, the mobile giant announced plans to acquire Leap Wireless, Cricket's parent company, and has since launched a major refres...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Olympus Stylus TG-3: a ruggedized camera that doesn't suck
In the past, opting for a ruggedized camera has required some serious sacrifices. Whether that's meant comically large housings or mediocre performance, you couldn't get a fantastic point-and-shoot c...
03:45 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2007: Pioneer Kuro PDP-5080HD plasma
The bleeding edge for pixel-pushing displays has shifted, and 4K, aka Ultra HD, is the one to watch. Though the once-great 1080p HD specification has now become commonplace, seven years ago, it was a...
02:50 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Facebook may launch 'Slingshot' Snapchat competitor this month
Facebook could be gearing up to introduce a Snapchat-like video message tool later this month, according to a Financial Times report. The app, known to staffers as 'Slingshot,' would enable users to ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Aero-X hoverbike, vertical forest towers and a braille robot
Climate change is already causing serious problems, including extreme weather events, drought and wildfires like the massive fire that displaced thousands of people in San Diego County this week. But...
11:48 am -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Microsoft puts on an 'infinite' light show to make data pretty
If you're Microsoft, how do you convince people that data is more than just a dry set of charts and graphs? You put on one heck of a light show, that's what. The company recently marked the launch of...
04:19 am -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Google's new Outlook plugin lets you start video Hangouts with coworkers
If you spend your work day in front of a PC, there's a good chance that you still use Outlook for much of your email and scheduling. However, Google apps also play an important role these days -- wha...
02:15 am -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget MotionSavvy uses gesture recognition to give sign language a voice
If you're fluent in American Sign Language, congratulations: you know one more language than most of the people reading this post. The rest of us? A solution to our communicative failures is on the w...
12:32 am -04 - Sun, May 18, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Home automation, Chrome extensions 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...
10:20 pm -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget This motion controlled dog wants to be the Candy Crush of physical therapy
Physical therapy isn't fun. It's a physical and emotional challenge that often consists of dull, repetitive tasks. It's boring, and offers patients almost no short-term rewards for their very real ef...
09:22 pm -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: the Moto E, futuristic Army helmets 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...
08:16 pm -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget New algorithm turns 'Lord of the Flies' into an emotional ballad
Sure, you've read Lord of the Flies, but have you ever danced to it? Well, now you can. Researchers have created a way to digitally compose songs using the text from books. To make the jams, a comput...
06:28 pm -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: Console Wars and inside the 9/11 museum
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 that we think are worth your time. We hop...
06:28 pm -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: 'Console Wars' and inside the 9/11 museum
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 that we think are worth your time. We hop...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Disarm a bomb with your hand, a robot arm and Leap-motion controller
Neutralizing explosives, it turns out, is a delicate and complicated procedure -- but a company called Mirror Training hopes to make it simpler. "Our company has built an interface that literally use...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget TED founder thinks big data needs a big makeover
Richard Saul Wurman isn't a fan of President Barack Obama's push for data.gov, an online repository for big data. "That's just politicians talking," the 79-year-old TED (technology, entertainment, de...
01:04 pm -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Game of Thrones' author explains why he writes with an ancient DOS computer
You may have heard that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin writes on a decades-old computer. Well, it's (still) true: he hones his craft on a DOS-based PC running WordStar 4.0, the same techno...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Add Apple CarPlay to your existing ride with Pioneer's latest head units
If you're an iPhone user who's dying to try out the new auto-friendly CarPlay interface, but can't quite shell out the big bucks for a new Ferrari, Pioneer has good news for you: It recently announce...
09:10 am -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Google Maps' bike routing now helps you avoid steep hills
Just because you enjoy cycling doesn't mean you want a challenge every time -- it's not much fun to pedal uphill when you simply need to get to work. You won't have to face those arbitrary hill climb...
06:03 am -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Get ready: Verizon is launching improved mobile data as 'XLTE'
Verizon has been widening its LTE data pipes for months, and it now looks like the carrier is ready to take full advantage of that extra headroom. An early TV ad (below) and details from both Droid-L...
03:16 am -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Samsung's tablet for schools carries a tougher shell and extra smarts
We don't envy schools that have to go tablet shopping; many slates can't survive roughhousing by playful kids, let alone impart some wisdom. Teachers will be glad to hear, then, that Samsung has fulf...
12:47 am -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Adidas is taking sneaker customization to a whole nother level
Adidas is in the process of revamping mi Adidas, its feature that lets people customize shoes with various elements -- you can mix and match colors and even have your name embroidered on them. To mak...
12:02 am -04 - Sat, May 17, 2014
Engadget Apple and Motorola agree to drop lawsuits against each other, work on patent reform
And just like that, the longstanding legal battle between Apple and Motorola appears to be winding down. The two smartphone giants have reached an agreement that will see them drop patent lawsuits ag...
10:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Remixing Renaissance art with help from a 3D scanner
Some of the world's oldest art is getting a bit of a facelift. Brooklyn artist Barry X Ball has developed a way to recreate Renaissance-era sculptures using 3D scanning. Rather than printing duplicat...
10:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Sony's Alpha A7s, WP8 gets home automation app, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
09:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 397 - 5.16.14
It's been a long and busy week, leaving a newly nicotine-free Terrence a tad more irritable than usual. Ben's been busy too, but that just means long hours of playing Mario Kart 8. Both of these fact...
09:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to Xbox One this year, collects Halos 1-4
Master Chief is getting a facelift with an HD collection of his exploits. We've learned that Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4 are being collected in a Master Chief-focused HD remaster ...
09:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' coming to Xbox One this year, collects 'Halos 1-4'
Master Chief is getting a facelift with an HD collection of his exploits. We've learned that Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4 are being collected in a Master Chief-focused HD remaster ...
09:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Let us fund your hardware dreams: Submit your project for the 2014 Insert Coin competition
It's May 16, and you know what that means? You only have 133 days to submit your Insert Coin entries and get the chance to win some serious cash to fund that childhood dream or that brilliant idea yo...
08:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget MIT harvests fog to make water in one of the driest places on Earth
The climate is so arid in some corners of the globe that virtually any source of water is crucial to survival; even the fog rolling over the hills could make a big difference. MIT is well aware of th...
08:27 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Comcast has 'no plans' for internet caps despite testing them
Those statements that Comcast's David Cohen made about possible nationwide data caps within the next five years? He'd like you to forget them, please. As he explains in follow-up statement, the compa...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Happy 54th Birthday, Laser Beams
We imagine that on May 16th, 1960, when the first laser was fired, no-one involved was particularly concerned with the invention's impact upon pop culture. After all, proving Albert Einstein's 1917 t...
07:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget 3D printing shows why sharks are so deadly efficient
A shark's fearsome teeth don't end in its mouth, as its skin is also made up of millions of sharp, microscopic "denticles." That roughness helps sharks slip through the water more efficiently by redu...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget My week with LeBron... the app
LeBron James is the best NBA player... to follow on Instagram. Whether you're a superfan of the Miami Heat forward or not, scrolling through the carefully curated mix of courtside action, Lanvin outf...
06:38 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Titanfall's second-screen app is neat, if you ever remember to look at it
The companion app for Xbox One's Titanfall is finally available, free of charge, over at the the App Store and Play store. Ironically, it offers a second-screen gaming experience without any need for...
06:16 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Google acquires Word Lens makers to improve Translate
Remember Word Lens, the impressive mobile app that would translate foreign text on menus and street signs right in front of your eyes? Well, that incredibly sweet translation tech has just found a ne...
05:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget The Otto is an adorable point-and-shoot for making GIFs
It looks like a baby's first camera, but the blue and black plastic Otto camera is more than just a toy-like point-and-shoot. It's a camera made specifically with the intention of creating instant GI...
05:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Google Now gets billing integration, reminds you when payment is due
Google Now, with cards displaying info for your upcoming flights and shipment tracking, is becoming more and more useful. The latest improvement to Mountain View's virtual assistant integrates billin...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget This $40 plastic ring is the first point-and-shoot accessory you actually need to own
There's a lot of junk you can buy to stick on your camera. Point-and-shoot enthusiasts are likely acquainted with those pricey screw-on lenses that let you capture at a slightly wider angle or zoomed...
04:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Latest Snowden leak reveals the NSA intercepted and bugged Cisco routers
As promised, the release of Glenn Greenwald's new book, No Place to Hide, has brought plenty more Snowden leaks, and one document is particularly mind-blowing. The photo above shows an NSA team inter...
04:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Accurately replicating Tutankhamun's tomb
The image above isn't Tutankhamun's tomb, but the most accurate large-scale facsimile ever made. The replica was created by Factum Arte, from Madrid, Spain, in conjunction with the Supreme Council of...
03:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Don't worry, the Pentagon's got a plan to deal with a zombie apocalypse
What would happen if the plot of The Walking Dead, or any other TV show with "Dead" in the title, came true? It turns out that the Department of Defense already has a plan for that, in a folder marke...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
It's been another whirlwind week here at Engadget Towers. Microsoft suddenly dropped Kinect from the Xbox One (along with $100 from the price tag), the United States government voted in rules on net ...
03:26 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget BBC brings its revamped iPlayer to SkyPlusHD boxes
Sky's in the middle of rolling out a big electronic programme guide (EPG) update to connected Sky+HD boxes. Part of that overhaul will see it present new ways to deliver online content, which has ope...
03:26 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget BBC brings its revamped iPlayer to SkyPlus HD boxes
Sky's in the middle of rolling out a big electronic programme guide (EPG) update to connected Sky+HD boxes. Part of that overhaul will see it present new ways to deliver online content, which has ope...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about online advertisers tracking you
Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, ...
02:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget After two years of prep, Formula E cars are here and ready to race
What does it take to create an entirely new motorsport? In Formula E's case, two years, ten teams and ten city-street circuits, which will play host the first championship. Since the idea of Formula ...
01:48 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 062 - 5.16.14
Dan's getting forgetful and Sharif is squeezing in mini holidays between cloud banks, but Matt champions the concept of news, so off we go. There's the often turbulent tale of Virgin Media and Sky, a...
01:06 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Microsoft brings home automation app and devices to the Windows Store
While Google was busy buying Nest for $3.2 billion, the home automation business largely passed Microsoft by. Redmond has now made a move into the booming field, albeit indirectly, via a partnership ...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Amazon rewinds to 1994 to remind you how good music was back then
Jeff Bezos must be an Oasis fan, because Amazon UK has gone all retro to mark the 20th anniversary of the band's iconic Definitely Maybe debut album. If you pop on over to Amazon's Music section righ...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget EFF praises major tech companies for doing more to protect your data
The jury (or rather, congress) is still out on how Snowden's now-legendary leaks will effect the NSA, but it's certainly changed how companies handle user data. According to the Electronic Frontier F...
10:37 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget 'Halo 5: Guardians' and live-action Halo TV show set for fall 2015 launch
We've known for a while that there's new Halo game coming to Xbox One and that it could possibly make its debut this year. Today, Microsoft and 343 Industries provided some additional details on the ...
09:47 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget When you land at Heathrow Terminal Galaxy S5, you'll know who to blame
A Samsung-sized marketing budget buys airport-sized publicity stunts, as you may well notice if you fly to or from Heathrow this month. For two weeks, starting May 19th, the owners of the "world's bu...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Fancy ash tray rewards smokers for not littering with a song and light show
Some places impose hefty fines to prevent cigarette littering, but a group of Dutch designers believe that the answer lies in rewarding smokers for doing the right thing instead. So, the team designe...
07:59 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin bank entices mom and pop with insurance, fraud checks and zero fees
If Bitcoin is meant to be an anonymous, decentralized currency that is free of intermediaries and national restrictions, then today's launch of a new Bitcoin bank, called Circle, might seem deeply an...
07:59 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin bank entices mom and pop with insurance, fraud checks and no fees
If Bitcoin is meant to be an anonymous, decentralized currency that is free of intermediaries and national restrictions, then today's launch of a new Bitcoin bank, called Circle, might seem deeply an...
07:15 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Google puts Mattel and Disney designer Ivy Ross in charge of Glass
Google has just made a creative choice for its new head of Glass, picking one-time Mattel design lead and noted jewelery artist Ivy Ross. That signals a big shift away from Glass' geeky developer bas...
06:23 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Cuba's first independent digital news will be sent via cellphones and flash drives
Cubans haven't had an above-ground, independent digital news outlet in their country so far -- not surprising when their government only allowed personal cellphone and computer sales six years ago. H...
05:07 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Upcoming Xbox history show will let you 'play TV'
Microsoft has been teasing a level of interactivity within its slate of original Xbox video programming, but what kind of control will you actually get? The company isn't revealing everything right n...
04:00 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Full-frame and 4K-ready: The Sony Alpha A7s can be yours in July for $2,500
It's hard to believe that the Alpha A7 is about to have its successor hit the market, especially since a full-frame mirrorless camera from Sony was just a rumor not that long ago. Today, Sony announc...
04:00 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Meet Sony's RX100 III, a refined edition of its excellent point-and-shoot
Even though Sony has been suffering from financial woes of late, the Japanese company did find some form of success recently thanks to new Xperia smartphones and the PlayStation 4. And let's not forg...
03:16 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget This bloke's air-powered Wolverine claws could probably kill you
For some of us, the closest we'll ever get to becoming Wolverine is making a pair of cardboard claws, growing a bitchin' set of sideburns and developing a cigar-chewing habit. The more industrially i...
02:21 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: The FCC's new net neutrality rules, HTC's One Mini 2 and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
01:21 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Google Play starts accepting PayPal for digital goods, but not for physical ones
Well, here's a surprise: Mountain View now accepts PayPal payments for apps, games, books and other digital goods on Google Play. If you're not exactly fond of paying through credit cards cards or ca...
12:18 am -04 - Fri, May 16, 2014
Engadget Cities use online ticket tracking to save you time on the subway
Many commuters know the agony of mass transit at rush hour; it's no fun to skip packed buses and subway cars when you're already desperate to get home. Urban Engines clearly shares in that pain as we...
11:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Now you can text 911... just not from everywhere
Text-to-911 became available in select markets today. As the name implies, the service allows you to text your emergency to first responders rather than call. There's just one issue: it doesn't work ...
10:52 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Here's an electric bike that's easy on your eyes, not just the road
With certain exceptions, many electric bicycles make it all too clear that there's some technology involved: they're big, heavy and otherwise ungainly. You won't have those gripes with the new Vanmoo...
10:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Vanhawks' connected bike helps you avoid traffic and potholes
Vanhawks' Valour is a connected commuter bicycle that hopes to make your travels both smarter and safer. The 16-pound carbon fiber bike can help you find a route to the office that avoids heavy traff...
09:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget MapMyFitness brings coaching and improved post-workout stats to Android
After being nabbed up by Under Armour late last year, things have been relatively quiet for MapMyFitness and its activity tracking app. That all changed this week though, as the outfit has rolled out...
09:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Grand Theft Auto III series lands on Amazon's tablets and Fire TV
The Grand Theft Auto games have been on seemingly every platform known to humankind, but those with Amazon devices have had to make do without Rockstar's vehicular mayhem. That changes today: you can...
08:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Podcasts for iOS is now properly outfitted for Siri and CarPlay
Folks that spin favorites through Podcasts on iOS to endure the workday can nab an update that should boost listening sessions. Version 2.1 of the standalone app boasts improved browsing by episode, ...
08:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget AT&T's high-quality LTE calls arrive on May 23rd, but only on one phone
Right in sync with rumors, AT&T has launched its high-quality LTE voice calling in a handful of places across the US. If you live in the right parts of Illinois, Indiana, Minneapolis and Wisconsi...
08:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Tires with built-in sensors keep a watchful eye on tread wear
Continental is bolstering its Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS ) to not only monitor your tire pressure but its tread depth, too. As your tires age and change shape, so does the way they roll an...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Shocker: The telcos are not pleased about today's net neutrality vote
Earlier today, the FCC voted in a 3-2 split to move ahead with plans for fresh net neutrality rules. All told, this new set of proposed regulations isn't that different from the commission's first pr...
07:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 398 - 5.15.14
Yep, there's more net neutrality talk this week, but look on the bright side: at least Eastbound & Down has arrived on Blu-ray. But it doesn't take a major leaguer to throw a curveball, as exempl...
07:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 398 - 5.15.14
Yep, there's more net neutrality talk this week, but look on the bright side: at least Eastbound & Down has arrived on Blu-ray. But it doesn't take a major leaguer to throw a curveball, as exempl...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget How a water bottle gave birth to a whole new world of self-healing products
IBM's had a breakthrough in accelerated materials science and it's owed, in part, to a Dasani water bottle. It sounds simplistic, but the discovery of a new polymer that's not only super strong, but ...
06:27 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Amazon Studios' first-ever kids series will premiere this summer
Over a year ago, Amazon Studios expanded its original content lineup and made a big push for kids programming with five pilot episodes. The company even sought help from children's entertainment expe...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Boca Raton's most expensive home has Star Trek and Call of Duty-themed rooms
As much as we love Star Trek, we've never thought about modeling our home after the USS Enterprise. But then, we've never had $35 million in our back pocket, so what do we know? A mansion in Boca Rat...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Crafting the perfect tweet is one third talent, two thirds science
Random and fickle as social networks may seem, the success of an individual Tweet or Facebook post can be hugely dependent on the way it's worded. Some sentences will work well, while others will qui...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Crafting the perfect tweet is one-third talent, two-thirds science
Random and fickle as social networks may seem, the success of an individual Tweet or Facebook post can be hugely dependent on the way it's worded. Some sentences will work well, while others will qui...
05:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Far Cry 4 arrives November 18th on current, last-gen consoles and PC
Amidst talk of its 2014 financials, Ubisoft hid a sliver of information that will please fans of open-world, first-person shooters: Far Cry 4 exists, and it's coming out this year. Ubisoft Montreal -...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Wearhaus: If you love your social headphones, set them free
Wearhaus wants to crowdfund its dream, its vision: to create a brand of social headphones that let you share music with other wearers nearby. Essentially, it wants to make the world a silent disco, a...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget FCC votes in favor of new Net Neutrality rules, leaves room for 'fast lanes'
Five months ago, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals came down hard on 2010's Open Internet Order. Today, the FCC voted -- in a split decision along party lines-- to try again with a proposal for new N...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Meet Skylock, the smart bike lock that can save you after a crash
There are plenty of smart bike locks that warn you about thieves, and some will even let you share your bike if you're the generous sort. However, their utility often stops when you start riding -- w...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Even chickens have their own virtual world
How much would you pay for organic, virtual free-range chicken breasts? It doesn't really matter, you can't buy such a thing. But Austin Stewart, an assistant professor at Iowa State University, real...
03:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget From Dodgeball to Swarm, Foursquare seeks to move beyond the check-in
On May 1st, 2014, Foursquare announced that after nearly five years, it'd be splitting its app in two. The main Foursquare app still exists, but its focus is now on location discovery and local recom...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Swarm inherits Foursquare's social roots, tells you where your friends are
In an effort to focus more on local search and finding you the best restaurants in your area, Foursquare recently announced that it would be splinter off the social aspect of its app -- the part wher...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Nintendo being sued over motion patents in the Wii and Wii U
Nintendo's not having a great 2014. Between lackluster financial results, an accidental controversy, and now a lawsuit from Philips, life could be better. The Dutch electronics company Koninklijke Ph...
02:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Square Register for iOS now works even without an internet connection
Jack Dorsey's little credit card machine that could only really had one major flaw: it only worked with an internet connection. That's not an issue any more, thanks to an update to the Square Registe...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget LittleBits' Arduino module puts the focus on programming, not wiring
Getting your feet wet with programmable hardware can be tricky; even if you're comfortable with coding, you may not want to break out the soldering iron just to build a usable device. LittleBits is a...
01:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Two more companies sign up to build Windows Phone handsets
Microsoft may have its own phone business now, but that doesn't mean that other companies can't still produce Windows Phone handsets under their own flags. Redmond's China VP Zhang Yongli has announc...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Google Maps now offers 'quick facts' about the world's biggest tourist destinations
Google Maps just got a new and pretty useful info card that takes data right out of the company's Knowledge Graph. This expandable window called "Quick facts" lists, well, bite-sized factoids about s...
12:53 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Nest strikes deal with npower to offer its smart thermostat for just 99
Now that the Nest learning thermostat on sale in the UK, the Google-owned company is pulling out all of the stops to make it your go-to smart heating controller. Today, it buddied up with its first E...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Univision partners with T-Mobile to create US Hispanic operator
Move over Jennifer Lopez and Verizon, as Univision has just partnered with T-Mobile to create a new Spanish-language cellphone service called Univision Mobile. Underpinned by T-Mo's network, the new ...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile launching Spanish-language mobile network with Univision
Move over Jennifer Lopez and Verizon, as Univision has just partnered with T-Mobile to create a new Spanish-language cellphone service called Univision Mobile. Underpinned by T-Mo's network, the new ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Sony's $700 4K streaming box gets a much needed pre-order discount
4K TVs are still quite expensive and there's still not a lot of stuff to watch on 'em. If neither of those things deterred you from buying one, however, then Sony's FMP-X10 Ultra HD Media Player is p...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Google's ambitious London HQ delayed until at least 2017
For Google, when it comes to building a new home, it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as it's been done right. After the search giant halted plans to break ground on its new 950,000 square fo...
10:44 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Vudu's 'Share My Movies' lets up to five friends peek into your library
While Ultraviolet digital copies have been pitched as a way to make watching videos online easier, so far they've lead to frustration for many users. A recent incident involving the early release of ...
09:46 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget AI algorithm takes seat on investment company's board
The coming robot apocalypse will need robot executives to rule over it, but it looks like they're going to have to start with more mundane business first. A Hong Kong venture capital firm has just "a...
09:10 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640
The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just...
08:12 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi's first tablet offers powerful gaming on the cheap
Just over two years ago, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun told this author that he wasn't sure about making a tablet at the time; but today, he confessed that he'd been developing one all this time. What we have h...
08:12 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi's first tablet offers powerful gaming on the cheap (video)
Just over two years ago, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun told this author that he wasn't sure about making a tablet, but today he confessed that he's been quietly developing one this whole time. What we have here...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget HTC's One Mini 2 is an awkwardly named, cut-down version of the excellent One M8
There's a lot riding on today's announcement. A smaller, cheaper, perhaps more mainstream version of the lovely (but long) HTC One M8 could be a good thing not only for phone buyers, but also for HTC...
06:55 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merge to form Dixons Carphone
Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have just completed a merger and will now be known as Dixons Carphone. The negotiations began in earnest some three months ago, but merger discussions between the compan...
05:42 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Students build a robot arm you control with the wink of an eye
Want proof that you don't need big, specialized equipment to produce a mind-controlled robot arm? Just look at a recent University of Toronto student project. Ryan Mintz and crew have created an arm ...
04:29 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Google Glass tempts travelers with new apps from Foursquare, OpenTable and TripIt
Now available to one and all (but still in beta, only for US residents and priced at $1,500), Google Glass is adding another selling point: travel accessory. That's thanks to new Glassware from Fours...
03:12 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Minnesota beats California to the punch, signs smartphone kill-switch into law
The Governor of Minnesota just signed a bill that could change the cellphone industry forever: a mandatory kill-switch law. The bill was written as a criminal deterrent: if a stolen phone can be remo...
02:24 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Log your fabulous life with this $663 designer handbag
What do you get when you put Autographer, creator of that lifelogging camera we saw in 2013, and quirky British designer Lulu Guinness together? If you guessed a zany handbag for wannabe spies and fa...
01:33 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Sony's finance chief explains why it's been hemorrhaging cash
Further heavy losses for Sony: electronics sales (minus phones and gaming) stand at half of the peak seven years. The company's latest financial report is grim reading for its investors -- and its fa...
12:54 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Experimental navigation system swaps satellites for quantum physics
GPS can be useful when you're trying to navigate to that hot new bar -- as long as your travels don't take you somewhere its signal can't reach. A new so-called quantum positioning system could pick ...
12:34 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:30PM ET
It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. It finally happened, Microsoft dropped the price of the Xbox One. We'll discuss wh...
12:23 am -04 - Thu, May 15, 2014
Engadget Sprint had legal details of the NSA's bulk phone data collection in 2010
The public only started learning about the legal justifications for the NSA's collection of bulk phone records last June, but we now know that at least one telecom received notice much earlier. Both ...
11:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Want to be a race car driver? Start playing video games
The Nissan GT Academy is a racing competition that sees winning drivers transition from Gran Turismo's digital realm to an honest-to-goodness race car. Lucas Ordez was the very first GT Academy winne...
11:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Comcast may roll out data caps for all customers within five years
So much for Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable being good for your internet service. The cable giant's David Cohen tells investors that he expects "usage-based billing" (that is, data c...
11:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: futuristic Army helmets, Sony Alpha 6000 review and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
10:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget How to get started with home automation through Z-Wave
For many of us, smart homes seem like a far off concept from a science fiction novel set hundreds of years in the future. Imagine things like appliances that learn our schedules, lights that turn off...
10:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget UC Irvine School of Medicine outfits students with Google Glass
Medical schools have been eyeing Google Glass for some time, but the UC Irvine School of Medicine is making the device a standard tool for its four-year program. Starting this month, third- and fourt...
09:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Flappy Bird is coming back as a 'less addictive' multiplayer in August
If you got hooked on Flappy Bird just in time for the game to be pulled, you're in luck. Creator Dong Nguyen told CNBC today that he'll put the title back in the App Store in August. When it does ret...
09:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Flappy Bird is coming back as a 'less addictive' multiplayer game in August
If you got hooked on Flappy Bird just in time for the game to be pulled, you're in luck. Creator Dong Nguyen told CNBC today that he'll put the title back in the App Store in August. When it does ret...
09:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Autodesk is making a 3D printer to showcase its new software platform
The 3D printing process frustrates Autodesk CEO Carl Bass, so his company is looking to ease headaches with its new software project. Spark is an open platform effort that looks to create more reliab...
08:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Desktop construction gets a boost from the compact Nomad CNC machine
Desktop 3D printers have offered makers their building chops for some time now, and Carbide 3D is looking to do the same with a highly-capable CNC machine. This is the Nomad 883: a mill that takes bu...
08:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Tesla Motors' Elon Musk will help fund a Nikola Tesla museum
You may recall The Oatmeal's (aka Matthew Inman's) fundraising campaign to save Nikola Tesla's former lab and get a museum built in the electrical pioneer's honor. Well, it only partly succeeded; whi...
08:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Never leave bullet time in SUPERHOT, a unique take on first person shooters
Unlike your typical first person shooter, in SUPERHOT time only moves when you move. This gives you the ability to strategically plan out your approach. If you've played Braid before the mechanics wi...
07:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget You can now 3D print your own Sesame Street toys thanks to MakerBot
We first learned of MakerBot's Digital Shop plans back and CES, and now the 3D printing outfit has announced its first licensing agreement: Sesame Street. That's right folks, starting today you can d...
07:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Artist stuffs Wikipedia into apple DNA to create real trees of knowledge
If DNA is code, and code can be art, then DNA can be art... right? Harvard artist in residence Joe Davis certainly thinks so. He's working on a project, Malus Ecclesia, that will insert Wikipedia ent...
06:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Mozilla bends on 'built-in' Firefox DRM so it can keep streaming Netflix
While Netflix and others work on new ways to stream movies to your browser through HTML5 that don't use Flash or Silverlight plugins, Hollywood's requirements for DRM to prevent copying have put Mozi...
06:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Bond producers snag film rights to the Snowden story
A secret meeting in Hong Kong, a stunning revelation and a pulitzer prize-winning news story. Sound exciting enough to grace the silver screen? Sony sure thinks so -- the company's film branch just b...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget A PC component maker in a post-PC world
If you had a desktop PC during the early naughties, your first encounter with Creative likely involved sound cards. Back then, if you wanted to upgrade the audio on your desktop, a Creative sound car...
05:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike
With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled ...
04:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Jawbone and Automatic can now log runs and road trips in one place
Jawbone makes an activity tracker that goes on your wrist. Automatic makes an activity tracker that plugs into your car. The opportunities for synergy there just seem endless, don't they? Thanks to a...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Sony Alpha 6000 review: a do-it-all mirrorless camera that's worth every penny
By now, you've probably had a chance to shoot with a compact interchangeable-lens camera, or you've at least caught a whiff of that never-ending mirrorless cam hype. Sure, we've run into a few duds, ...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Prius battery guru says future EVs will be powered by nothing but cotton
The road to the perfect EV battery is already littered with burnt out husks, so it's only right to be wary of big promises. Nevertheless, a startup called Power Japan Plus (PJP) says it has developed...
03:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Students get iOS apps running (slowly) on Android
Running apps from one mobile platform on another is theoretically great for boosting your app selection, but it's not a trivial task -- even BlackBerry's Android support is rough. However, some Colum...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget 3D printed 'nano-liver' could help poisoning and infection victims
When 3D printing and nanotechnology get together for a party the results are actually good for your liver, according to researchers at the UC San Diego. They've managed to create a device that uses n...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Tesco fixing Hudl screen responsiveness issues with new update
It's safe to say Tesco's Hudl has been a success: the company has sold more than half a million units and is prepping a new model for release later this year. It hasn't been all plain sailing for the...
01:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget The Library of Congress is wrecking CDs to learn how to save them
Like it or not, CDs rot over time -- your well-worn copy of Soundgarden's Superunknown might not play anymore. Just how they rot is frequently a mystery, though, which is why the Library of Congress ...
12:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Oculus Rift user transplants his whole body into VR using three Kinects
So, not every indie developer abandoned Oculus VR after the Facebook take-over. 3D video expert Oliver Kreylos is one of those who stuck around, and we're mighty glad he did. Check out his three-way-...
12:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Future Army helmets make for cooler soldiers, terrified enemies
It's hard to look at the US Army's latest helmet and not think of Halo, but the design does have a purpose beyond gaming chic. Its latest "soldier of the future" concept would not only protect grunts...
12:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Sony will give your PlayStation controller a free World Cup makeover
Major sporting events serve as the perfect time for brands to thrust their latest wares in fans' faces. With only weeks until the start of the 2014 World Cup, Sony is maximising its marketing opportu...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Play: Steam games on the cheap thanks to daily Humble Bundles
Your average Humble Bundle is a fortnightly affair. Starting today, however, there's going to be a fresh bundle every 24 hours for a period of two weeks, which ought to add up to some decent savings ...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Get a different Humble Bundle every day for the next two weeks
Your average Humble Bundle is a fortnightly affair. Starting today, however, there's going to be a fresh bundle every 24 hours for a period of two weeks, which ought to add up to some decent savings ...
10:55 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Twitter pledges $1 million to help poor SF families learn tech skills
Twitter has just announced that it will set up a technology learning center for homeless San Francisco families called the "Twitter Neighborhood Nest." The company told the SF Chronicle that it will ...
09:40 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Russia threatens to disrupt GPS navigation in tantrum over sanctions
Hold onto your sat nav. The Russian government has just threatened to end cooperation with America on major space projects, including maintenance of the GPS system. The policy will also prevent NASA ...
09:40 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Russia threatens to disrupt GPS navigation in fight over sanctions
Hold onto your sat nav. The Russian government has just threatened to end cooperation with America on major space projects, including maintenance of the GPS system. The policy will also prevent NASA ...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Samsung issues 'deep apology' over illnesses and deaths of factory workers
Samsung has admitted it didn't respond quickly enough to deal with illnesses and deaths of workers at its Korean semiconductor plants, Yonhap News reports. Following a string of recent accidents at i...
06:56 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Sony reaps benefit of PS4 and Xperia sales, but forecasts further bleeding
There are few surprises in Sony's full-year earnings figures, especially since we've already covered the huge loss it suffered in pulling out of the PC business. However, although overall profit is h...
06:20 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget High-tech Russian instrument turns brainwaves into music (video)
To play the Russian gusli, you pluck its strings like you would other string instruments. But artist Dmitry Morozov has taken the folk instrument to the next level -- he's designed one that's actuall...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Nikon's latest high-speed mirrorless cameras come to the US
After a (thankfully brief) wait, Nikon's super-speedy J4 mirrorless camera is coming to the US -- and it's bringing along a low-cost counterpart, the S2. You should see the J4 arrive later this month...
03:42 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Watch Dogs won't hit 1080p on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are both plenty powerful, but so far, many third-party games have ended up running better on Sony's console. That trend apparently continues later this month with Ubiso...
02:39 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Motorola's smartphones can now alert your close contacts in an emergency
You'll usually want to call emergency services if you're in truly dire straits, but the odds are that your friends and family also want to know if you need help. How do you reach them quickly? If you...
01:14 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget This quadriplegic racer will drive a Corvette using only his head
When Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt crashed in 2000 and became a quadriplegic, many assumed that his driving days were over. However, technology is about to put him back on the track. Arrow El...
01:14 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Quadriplegic racer will drive a Corvette using only his head
When Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt crashed in 2000 and became a quadriplegic, many assumed that his driving days were over. However, technology is about to put him back on the track. Arrow El...
12:39 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Electronic artists turn 600 phones into a symphony of light and sound
Forget Prince's "Purple Rules" demanding smartphone-free concerts, one group is actually encouraging fans to wave their handset in the air because it's part of the show. Electronic group Booka Shade ...
12:20 am -04 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: the Moto E, Xbox Live tears down app paywall, 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...
11:54 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget This wearable camera films life from your point of view
We've seen all sorts of wearable cameras for capturing life's precious moments, and now there's a head-worn option to capture the action as you see it. After showing off its headset at CES, LifeLogge...
11:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget UN debates a preemptive ban on killer robots
Killer robots are at the heart of popcorn fare like the Matrix and Terminator movies, but there's a serious debate underlying it all: do we want to trust fully autonomous machines with lethal weapons...
11:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Google adds nearly all UK public transport routes to Maps for easier journey planning
Planning a journey across London using public transport has been possible in Google Maps from mid-2011. Since then, though, the search specialist has made only slight improvements to this feature, as...
10:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Google starts selling Glass to anyone (in the US) with $1,500 to burn
Forget an Explorer program or attendance at either a developer conference or golf tournament, Google has just announced it's opening sales of the Glass headset to all (in the US). As long as they're ...
10:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Xbox One without Kinect is great for consumers, terrible for Kinect game developers
Sure, a $100 price drop on the Xbox One is great for us. First things first, it's less money to fork over for a new game console. Second, no Kinect, which means no all-seeing eye judging our tawdry l...
10:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Google Search for iOS gets smarter with conversational voice search
Google's just updated its search app on iOS, and in doing so it's made the voice search feature much more useful. With Google Search version 4.0, using voice becomes conversational -- you can ask fol...
09:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget The hidden value of Amazon's Fire TV
After a week with the Fire TV, I was confident that it was just another streamer, and our review reflects that. Amazon put a few nice tweaks on the existing set-top formula with an easy setup and voi...
09:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Hollywood, Amazon and your local realtor are fighting to legalize drones
In the United States it's legal for you to take your A.R Drone out for a spin around the neighborhood, but if you want to use one to shoot a car chase on a closed movie set you'd be breaking the law....
08:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Volkswagen introduces 10-speed transmission for better fuel efficiency
When it comes to gas mileage, Volkswagen's always had a competitive lineup of vehicles. Even still, the company wants to improve its fuel economy by 15 percent across the board come 2020. As part of ...
08:06 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Windows Store now helps you find apps faster, even if they're for your phone
Although Windows 8.1's store has a healthy stock of apps, actually finding those apps has been a pain at times. Much of the store's interface has been hidden, and it hasn't always been clear where to...
07:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Spotify finally adds Android and iOS staples to its Windows Phone app
Windows Phone users sometimes get left behind when it comes to new apps and freshly updated software. Unfortunately, Spotify is no exception. Today, the music streaming service finally added three co...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Flower Power review: Can technology give you a green thumb?
Sure, you've heard of the connected home, but what about the connected garden? If you're someone who manages to always kill your plants, Flower Power, a new gadget from Parrot, might sound like just ...
06:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget New smart glasses warn when you're fatigued
Many people know that they should take breaks when they're fatigued, but actually recognizing that worn-down state is tricky; it's all too easy to push past the breaking point. If JINS' upcoming Meme...
06:18 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Google's voice-activated Spell Up game hones your speling skills
We've seen charming and freaky in Google's games, but the search giant has a nobler aim with its latest experiment: improving your English skills. Spell Up is a mishmash of a spelling bee, Wheel of F...
05:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget The Boyfriend Log merges data obsession with your love life
If we can log our exercise and eating data to get recommendations on how to improve our health, who's to say we can't apply the same concept to our love life? After all, with every day comes 1,440 mi...
05:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget The Xbox One price drop isn't just to boost sales, says Microsoft
This morning, less than a year after Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One, the game console's price dropped from $500 to $400. How's Microsoft making up for the price difference? By removing Kinect, of co...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Care about an open internet? Tell the US government on Twitter today
Rumors that the FCC would let ISPs like Comcast or Verizon give an internet "fast lane" to well-heeled customers has become a debacle, with Google, Yahoo and a hundred other companies denouncing the ...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Sonos' revamped, search-friendly music controller is now available to everyone
Should you own any Sonos audio gear, you've probably been on pins and needles waiting for the company's big (and frankly overdue) controller app revamp. Well, it's here: starting today, both Android ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Outlook.com now lets you create extra-specific email rules
If you're an email power user, you frequently know what to do with messages as soon as they hit your inbox -- even if it's just to avoid dealing with them until later. Microsoft is more than happy to...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Airbnb goes instant: book stays for tonight or tomorrow, starting today
It's been a long 24 hours. First, that assassin woke you up with attempted murder. Then, after plunging to the Paris streets, you narrowly avoided death while leading your assailant on a high-speed c...
03:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Syrmo teaches you to skate better, captures your sick tricks
Skateboards have seen their share of electronic add-ons lately, but most are designed to take the effort out of cruising around. But leveraging some tech to conquer 360 kickflips and other tricks sou...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other services now open to all on Xbox One, Xbox 360
In a move that bucks the standard set by Microsoft itself back in 2005, both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 will drop the requirement for an Xbox Live paid membership to access services like Netflix, Hulu...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other services will be open to all on Xbox One, Xbox 360
In a move that bucks the standard set by Microsoft itself back in 2005, both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 will drop the requirement for an Xbox Live paid membership to access services like Netflix, Hulu...
02:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Microsoft lowers Xbox One price to $400 without Kinect
Is the $500 asking price of Xbox One too rich for your blood? Turns out you're not alone, and Microsoft's responding: the price of the Xbox One is dropping to $400, and the company's dropping Kinect ...
02:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a health and fitness bundle courtesy of Withings!
Beach season is upon us and you probably want to turn some heads, but being fit is about more than just looking good. You should be taking care of yourself and the right set of gadgets can go a long ...
02:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget 'Alien' designer HR Giger dead at 74
Yesterday the world lost the man behind one of the most memorable movie villains of all time. HR Giger, the Swiss-born artist who designed the "Xenomorph" monster for the film Alien, passed away at a...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget BBC's iPlayer revamp goes live for everyone
The BBC unveiled a heavily redesigned iPlayer web client a couple of months ago now, but if you ignored the prompt to opt-in and see the new UI for yourself, we're afraid you can't fight change any l...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Share keys and other small items with Hoard's mini lockers
Everyone knows the ol' key-under-the-rock trick for hiding your spare keys for guests, but it's not exactly a secure method. Still, sometimes it's preferable to the scheduling nightmare of arranging ...
01:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Another Uber SUV cab service comes to San Francisco
We've all suffered that problem when we've got too many friends to share a single cab, but not really enough to justify splitting into two groups. Uber understands our pain, and has launched UberXL, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget LG's Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate earphones to arrive on May 18th
Though the internet was trolled recently with Apple's "biometric" earpods, LG's fitness-oriented Heart Rate earphones and Lifeband Touch are no joke. In fact, they're finally set to arrive next week ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Jawbone now lets you link Mini Jamboxes -- if you happen to have two
As far as portable Bluetooth speakers go, Jawbone's Mini Jambox falls short of being our favorite; it's more expensive than the competition, without being significantly better. That said, then, you m...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget LG's Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate earphones coming May 18th (update: US pricing)
Though the internet was trolled recently with Apple's "biometric" earpods, LG's fitness-oriented Heart Rate earphones and Lifeband Touch are no joke. In fact, they're finally set to arrive next week ...
12:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Nexus 7 purchases now come with 50 Play Store credit
If you've been eyeing up Google's latest Nexus 7 tablet but needed a little something to tip you over the edge, then this might give you the incentive you need. Google and ASUS have teamed up to offe...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Cue measures vitamin D and fertility, brings lab testing to your home
Wearables like FitBit and the Jawbone UP have encouraged our love of personal statistics, but they're currently limited to steps taken, distance walked and a handful of other relatively simple metric...
11:01 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget EU court says Google must remove links to personal data if it's asked to
Google's recent run of bad luck in Europe has reached new heights after it was told it must take down links to personal information found in its search results. The Court of Justice of the European U...
10:05 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Flying drone can '3D print' with foam, help carry away hazardous objects
Flying drones with 3D printers attached to their body: it was only a matter of time until the two technologies met. Such a thing now exists, although we're not quite sure it's earned its printing qua...
08:50 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget If LG's working on a Windows Phone 8 handset, this is what it'll look like
A picture is worth a thousand words, which is good, because the above image is all we've got. The gadget industry's person-in-the-know, evleaks, has posted what purports to be a shot of the LG Uni8, ...
08:21 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Motorola launches the 89 Moto E, a durable and affordable Android smartphone
It's hard not to love the Moto G, it being an incredible handset for the asking price and the benchmark against which other affordable smartphones should be judged. A lot's happened since that phone'...
08:21 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Motorola launches the $129 Moto E, a durable and affordable Android smartphone
It's hard not to love the Moto G, it being an incredible handset for the asking price and the benchmark against which other affordable smartphones should be judged. A lot's happened since that phone'...
08:16 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Motorola adds LTE to its mid-range Moto G handset
Motorola's Moto G was a great handset, but if we had a gripe, it was that it lacked a 4G modem. Last night, however, Amazon let it be known that a tweaked version of Motorola's mid-ranger was coming,...
08:16 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Motorola adds LTE and microSD support to the Moto G
Motorola's Moto G was a great handset, but if we had a gripe, it was that it lacked a 4G modem. Last night, however, Amazon let it be known that a tweaked version of Motorola's mid-ranger was coming,...
07:49 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget How Amiga hackers saved Andy Warhol's digital images
A new documentary from the HIllman Photography Iniative (see the video below) has revealed exactly how those now-famous Andy Warhol Amiga works were extracted from decrepit 3.5-inch floppies. First, ...
06:53 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget How Amiga hackers saved Andy Warhol's digital images
A new documentary from the HIllman Photography Iniative (see the video below) has revealed exactly how those now-famous Andy Warhol Amiga works were extracted from decrepit 3.5-inch floppies. First, ...
06:11 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Smart cushion reads your vitals, nags you not to slouch or stress
There are fitness trackers that help monitor your pulse and assess your health, but most of them require you to move around with an awkward thing strapped to your wrist or chest. The Darma smart cush...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's ThinkPad 10 tablet brings a sharper screen, loads of accessories
Some companies throw gadget spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. Others... keep the same tablets around for nearly two years. We've seen Lenovo be both those companies, frankly, but when it come...
03:16 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Lighter tracks your smoking habits to shame you to quit
Ask any smoker: quitting is hard. Cigarettes become a part of your daily life, a habit that's not only hard to break, but hard to keep track of. "Tracking is one of the most important factors in one'...
01:41 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Square to replace its digital wallet app with one that lets you order dinner
Square pulled its Wallet app from the App Store Monday in order to make way for something new: Square Order. With Wallet, you could check in to a restaurant and pay your bill using just your name. Wi...
01:27 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Unannounced Moto G with LTE pops up on Amazon
As good a deal as the Moto G might be for frugal smartphone shoppers, it doesn't have speedy LTE data; for some, that's practically a deal-breaker. However, it might get that often-sought upgrade rel...
01:09 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget All of the US government's spending will soon be available on one website
US government spending data can be a pain to track down; while much of it is publicly accessible, it's scattered across many agencies that have their own ways of presenting information. Soon, though,...
12:37 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Twitter Mute, what you need to know about smart guns 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...
12:14 am -04 - Tue, May 13, 2014
Engadget SAM packs full-home control into a powerstrip
Home automation gadgets that allow you to remotely turn things on and off are certainly nothing new, but SensePlug's SAM duo offers that and a lot more. The smart plug and power strip also houses sen...
11:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of May 12th: Her, Crocodile Dundee and so many finales
It's that time of the year, when most TV shows wrap up their run. From Castle to The Mentalist to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which is surprisingly coming back for another season) to Grimm, fina...
11:06 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Disney uses adorable little robots to illustrate big ideas
Disney Research has had some neat ideas in the past (capacitive touch feedback for plants, as an example), but the lab's amped up the cute factor lately. Its newest project? Getting tiny, LED-adorned...
10:28 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Sony reportedly puts its OLED TV efforts on hold
There were hints that Sony's OLED TV plans were in trouble when the company's collaboration with Panasonic went south last year, and it now looks like those efforts have stalled out completely. Nikke...
10:04 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Custom controller lets disabled man dig into Minecraft using his eyebrows
Alexander Kostov has spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that makes impossible for him to use most traditional game controllers. Rather than let that hold him back, he just got creative with the help ...
09:33 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Rumors say AT&T is close to a $50 billion deal for DirecTV, unless it isn't
It's been a couple of weeks since rumors that AT&T is going to purchase DirecTV popped up, so how about another look? Today Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that the usual "peo...
09:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Major League Soccer to stream out-of-market games on ESPN3
In an effort to increase popularity of the league in the US, MLS announced a new broadcasting partnership with ESPN, FOX and Univision. As part of the deal with these TV networks, which will run thro...
08:22 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your PS3
Already paid up for Sony's PlayStation 4? Or are you waiting on a certain blockbuster title before you make the move to the next gen? We don't blame you. However, the PS4's ancestor -- that slightly ...
07:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Germany wants Google to stop sharing customer data between services
Google's privacy-related woes in Europe aren't over just because France has issued a fine over a lack of transparency -- if anything, they're getting worse. Germany now says it will order the search ...
06:34 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Don't freak out: Firefox is testing advertisements in new tabs
You know those rectangles that appear when you open a new tab in the Firefox internet browser? They show your most frequently visited websites -- convenient! -- but soon they'll also show a mlange of...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget OnStar finally details its next-gen connected car packages
OnStar has slotted the last piece into its Connected by OnStar 4G LTE service today by finally laying out its price plans for in-car data. The LTE data service will see a radio and WiFi access point ...
05:57 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Twitter shuts up your annoying friends with Mute
Twitter has just announced a new mute feature that'll let you shut up the annoying people in your feed, at least temporarily. If, say, one of your friends is at a conference and is just babbling non-...
05:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Cyclist GPS data could help cities plan safer routes
Strava has been using GPS coordinates to monitor progress for cyclists and runners for quite some time, and now it's looking to lend a hand to local governments. With its new effort Strava Metro, the...
04:52 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Betty helps you conquer the console by translating English to Unix commands
If you've got a smartphone in your pocket, chances are you've got a digital assistant in there too (or you will very soon). For all her smarts, though, Siri can't help much when you hunker down in fr...
04:12 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Scientists build a robot arm that catches objects in the blink of an eye
Humans are good at catching fast-moving objects -- just ask any baseball fan. Robots typically lag behind, however, which is why the cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne (EPFL) has developed a robot...
03:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Near collision with airliner prompts US to crack down on drone use
The FAA might not have full legal authority to regulate drones just yet, but it at least has some evidence to support its case for tighter restrictions. The administration's Jim Williams has revealed...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about smart guns
It's increasingly difficult to have a rational discussion about gun violence. Thankfully for us, we're not here to do that. We're here to explain what the concept of a smart gun is, beyond what you'v...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Make your air conditioner modern with Tado's smart thermostat
Plenty of companies produce smart thermostats to control your home's heating, but what if your air conditioner isn't part of the same system? Tado, which already produces Nest-like smart thermostats ...
01:57 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Electric shocks could hold the key to manipulating dreams
Ever wanted to have more control over your dreams? A new study into how electricity affects the brain is enabling scientists to influence the way people sleep, giving hope that it could one day be us...
01:16 pm -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Uber's offering private jets for the rich kids of Cannes
It's already the hate-figure for taxi drivers, but now Uber wants to alienate the rest of the 99 percent. The smartphone-based cab service is launching UberJET, a private airline service that'll oper...
10:49 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Square's new app lets you pre-order food and drink before picking it up
Square is one of those apps you may have heard of, but have no idea what it does -- because it mostly sells point-of-sale software and readers to businesses. It has just quietly expanded its consumer...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Skylens heads-up display helps pilots 'see' through the fog
Thanks to instrumentation, flying blind in bad weather isn't the problem it used to be, but pilots still suffer the unfortunate effects of spatial disorientation. Not being able to see where you're g...
08:39 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Virgin Media to soon offer access to Sky Sports and Movies on mobile
Virgin Media might be locking horns with Sky in a battle over broadband and phone lines, but when it comes to programming, cable customers have enjoyed the results of a content truce. Having delivere...
08:38 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Inmarsat offers airlines free global tracking to prevent another MH370
After the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the ability of a plane to simply vanish in an age of information seemed impossible. Satellite company Inmarsat is pledging to prevent the si...
06:26 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Google Play Music for iPad found lurking inside iPhone app
If you're a Google Play Music fan and have been limping along with the iPhone version on your iPad, you may already have the big-screen version without knowing it. That's because the iPad bits are al...
02:45 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget G Watch promo video gives us another peek at LG's Android-powered wristwear
We're not expecting to find out all about LG's "G Watch" smartwatch (and new top of the line G3 phone) until the end of this month, but if you needed another teaser then here it goes. A short promo v...
02:19 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget LG admits that one size doesn't fit all with three new G Pad tablets
LG hasn't quite pulled a Samsung with its new G Pad tablet family, but it's coming close by offering the slate in three different sizes: 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch. We liked the original 8.3-inch G Pad ta...
02:08 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget How would you change Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2?
When it comes to Windows laptops, Lenovo has the knack of making some of the best. It's a talent that the company has put to good use in its tablet and hybrid devices, like the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Whe...
01:40 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget FCC may revise the new net neutrality rules, but it's unlikely to satisfy critics
After pushback from a number of internet companies and even calls from within the FCC to delay a vote on the proposed new net neutrality standards, the Wall Street Journal reports Tom Wheeler is maki...
01:17 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget New medical gel grows bone tissue exactly where you need it
Repairing seriously damaged bones is normally a delicate art; while you want to regrow bones quickly, you also have to carefully manage that growth to produce the right shape. Thankfully, Rice Univer...
12:19 am -04 - Mon, May 12, 2014
Engadget Watch what happens when you pair an Oculus Rift rollercoaster with the real thing
It's hard to imagine getting bored on a roller coaster, but a pair of English gents figured out a way to make riding the rails even more thrilling: adding VR to the mix. The duo took a publicly avail...
10:41 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Google sells Glass at a golf tournament, turns players into Explorers
Google Glass may not be permanently available for sale to the general public, but Mountain View recently promised to find new ways to expand the Explorer program. The pricey gadget's first stop? The ...
09:32 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's Cortana could soon control your mood lighting
Microsoft's Cortana may be younger than counterparts such as Google Now and Apple's Siri, but the virtual assistant already stands out thanks to some unique features. One prime example is Notebook, w...
08:44 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget We take flight with Parrot's new Oculus-friendly Bebop drone
Parrot still hasn't released that MiniDrone we saw at CES, but its already got something new up it's sleeve: BeBop. Unveiled Monday, the indoor/outdoor quadricopter has a new accessory for extended-r...
08:28 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget This remote-controlled robot can run faster than you (video)
RC cars and helicopters are cool and all, but if you want a combo breaker in your collection, here's something different: a multi-legged robot that runs. At the moment, you can only get this remote-c...
07:53 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Sky's Now TV woes continue as streams go down before the Premiership finale
Sky's Now TV streaming service has experienced its fair share of issues in recent months, but today it couldn't have picked a better time to leave users in the lurch. While previous hiccups took the ...
07:32 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Street photography, using Flickr, mouse shootouts 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...
06:24 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Joystiq Weekly: overdrive the sunset, a million dark souls and sample Destiny
Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication.......
05:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Self-healing plastic bleeds when cut, and that's a good thing
Wouldn't it be great if everything was as good at healing itself as our own skin? That's the concept behind a new self-healing plastic that's been developed over at the University of Illinois at Urba...
03:54 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Samsung may soon launch Tizen phones in Russia and India
Remember Samsung's Tizen operating system? It's not a household name, but it did make an appearance on the second wave of Galaxy Gear devices. We're still waiting for a full-fledged phone running the...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2005: Lenovo X41 Tablet
Lenovo made headlines earlier this year when it took Motorola Mobility off of Google's hands, giving it a boost in smartphone markets outside of its usual stomping grounds. But that wasn't the first ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Flux, smart parking meters and 1,600 paper pandas
Climate change isn't some abstract future -- it's already here. And the federal government is finally acknowledging that. Last week, the White House issued a landmark 1,300-page report identifying cl...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Facebook reminds you to celebrate your first friend this Mother's Day
Every now and again, Facebook likes to wheel out a clip to celebrate a special event, and today is no exception. If you are a mom, then congratulations, and if you have one, then why not take the Zuc...
05:01 am -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Social networks key to understanding chimpanzee civil war
A long-standing mystery about a chimpanzee civil war might have finally been solved, thanks to social networking. Back in 1971, a group of chimpanzees in Tanzaina's Gobe Stream national park suddenly...
03:07 am -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget This remote-controlled robot can run faster than you
RC cars and helicopters are cool and all, but if you want a combo breaker in your collection, here's something different: a multi-legged robot that runs. At the moment, you can only get this remote-c...
02:21 am -04 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Engadget Missouri is close to banning Tesla's direct-to-customer sales
The US as a whole may strongly believe in free trade, but that seems to go to out of the window whenever Elon Musk is involved. According to KOLR 10 News, Missouri's legislature has sneakily included...
11:03 pm -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Health care outlets pay $4.8 million after 6,800 patient records leak on the web
Want to know why health care institutions can be antsy about making their patient data available online? Here's why: Columbia University and the New York and Presbyterian Hospital have paid a total o...
09:32 pm -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: OnePlus One review, Apple eyes Beats for $3.2 billion 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...
08:05 pm -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget OMsignal's biometric shirt watches you breathe, tells your smartphone about it
Most fitness wearables wrap around your wrist or clip to your belt, but the folks at OMsignal have distilled the category down to its most basic form: the shirt. "We've been wearing clothing all our ...
06:08 pm -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget IRL: Letting IFTTT automate my life
I've come to rely on different services to help power me through the day: Foursquare to find new coffee shops, Pocket for my reading habits and Instagram and Flickr for photo sharing. As great as the...
04:28 pm -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: Star Wars visuals and Square's data gold mine
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 that we think are worth your time. We hop...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Whatever happened to Netscape?
Netscape's story reads like a proper fairy tale: takeovers, fierce and hostile competition, split-ups, a giant payout and even a dragon! While Netscape may now only be a sweet, sweet memory to those ...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Here are some of the best reaction GIFs according to Reddit
Sometimes there's no better way to respond to a story or a comment than with an animated GIF. Specifically, a reaction GIF, which should be no stranger to anyone who's ever spent a significant amount...
12:04 pm -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Motorola's first post-Google phone looks to be another low-end wonder
Motorola was planning a big shindig for May 13th, where it'll launch its first phone after being sold to Lenovo by Google. Unfortunately, any big surprises that were being kept for the day look to ha...
11:03 am -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Microsoft says 'shwmae' to the Welsh language
If you've ever struggled to understand what Cymru am byth means, you'll have found that few web translators are prepared to help you out. That's changed now, thanks to a deal between Microsoft and th...
09:01 am -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget The US is opening up the Smithsonian's digitized art collection
The White House promised that it would open up government data last year, and it's now expanding those plans in some intriguing directions. For one, it's opening up the Smithsonian American Art Museu...
03:48 am -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Thieves beware: future ATMs will spray foam that helps track stolen cash
ATM thieves are increasingly focused on digital heists, but many of these robbers still prefer old-fashioned currency. They may want to think twice about stealing cash in the future, though, as ETH Z...
02:44 am -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Google wants your help making cheaper, tinier solar power systems
Solar panels have become cheaper and more efficient in recent years, but you can't say the same for the big, costly inverters turning their energy into usable electricity. Google isn't happy with thi...
02:09 am -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget White House announces latest solar initiatives just as new array goes online
Along with announcing that the White House's newest solar array has become operational, the administration has also revealed its latest set of solar and energy initiatives. The new presidential array...
01:37 am -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget Facebook dumps the Poke and Camera apps you never used
Remember that Poke app that Facebook released a couple years ago? Yeah, we're guessing no, which might explain why the company has decided to put the kibosh on it and pulled it from the App Store. If...
12:54 am -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget WhatsApplebees: Lunch with America's hottest chain-restaurant app
When news broke Friday of WhatsApplebees, an Applebee's-exclusive networking app, we were pretty pumped. A place for us to network with like-minded Steak Quesadilla Tower lovers sounds like it deserv...
12:23 am -04 - Sat, May 10, 2014
Engadget FDA approves a life-like prosthetic arm from the man who invented the Segway
After years of testing, the FDA today approved a new type of prosthetic arm that its makers claim will bring a whole new level of control to amputees. Known as the "Luke" arm or DEKA Arm System, Segw...
11:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Here's how you hide secret messages in your Twitter updates
Twitter offers a surprising freedom of expression within 140 characters, but what if you want to hide a message in plain sight -- say, to get around censorship? Well, it's now as easy as pie. Matthew...
11:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget How to hide secret messages in your Twitter updates
Twitter offers a surprising freedom of expression within 140 characters, but what if you want to hide a message in plain sight -- say, to get around censorship? Well, it's now as easy as pie. Matthew...
10:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Twitter improves password-reset options, cracks down on suspicious logins
Almost a year after rolling out two-factor authentication for verifying your logins, Twitter is announcing another welcome security update. This time, it's an improved password-reset process and a sm...
09:53 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 396 - 5.9.14
Dr. Dre hit it big this week with Apple flinging $3.2 billion his way for Beats Electronics and the Cristal beers were flowin' in celebration. Big Ben and JV are throwing down their thoughts on the m...
09:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Nintendo promises 'more inclusive' games in wake of #Miiquality campaign
When Nintendo designed Tomodachi Life, a bizarre life-sim that puts the company's Mii avatars in an exaggerated parody of reality, it probably didn't expect to provoke a marriage equality campaign. C...
09:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: a guide to Japanese toilets, Apple eyes Beats for $3.2 billion 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...
08:32 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Foursquare goes Oprah: You're a mayor and you're a mayor
When Foursquare announced plans to split check-ins off into their own app last week, it didn't reveal too many details on how the finer points -- like Mayorships -- would factor in. Well, starting to...
08:05 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Viber looks to challenge Skype with backing from Japanese internet giant
Let's face it: The tech industry is starting to get used to big-name companies acquiring young, relatively successful startups. To wit, such was the case for Viber, a Tel Aviv-based service that lets...
07:31 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget CNN turns Google Glass owners into citizen journalists
Sometimes breaking news happens right before your eyes while you're out and about. If you happen to be wearing Google Glass when those events take place, CNN now has a way for you to share photos and...
07:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Oracle gets another shot at making Google pay for using its code in Android
Oh, you thought Oracle and Google's heated legal battle was over? Not quite: the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) overturned a lower court's decision that Oracle's Java APIs weren't...
06:38 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Home theater deals of the week: 5.9.14
Let's face it: It's no longer enough to just have a TV in your living room to access broadcast programming. Streaming services are the norm; DVRs allow delayed commercial-free viewing; and most displ...
06:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Samsung's next Android tablet looks like a supersized Galaxy S5
Samsung has already launched a cavalcade of new Android tablets this year, but it looks like the company isn't quite done yet. SamMobile claims to have the first photos of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, a re...
05:38 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Amazon's studio photography patent makes Apple, Samsung look reasonable
Smucker's, believe it or not, has a patent for the process of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You should see the filing, too -- based on the complex diagrams you'd think it detailed comple...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget A Westerner's guide to Japanese toilets
Dirt, stains, effluent, material, the load, waste, matter. These are the words my tour guides at Toto's toilet factory and research center in Kyushu used to verbally pirouette around what exactly its...
04:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Google now lets you use Chrome apps to open files on your Mac
Although Google has quietly been working to bring Chrome apps to the desktop, you've not been able click a file and have it open inside a browser extension. According to Chrome tinkerer Franois Beauf...
04:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Google lets you use Chrome apps to open files on your Mac
Although Google has quietly been working to bring Chrome apps to the desktop, you've not been able click a file and have it open inside a browser extension. According to Chrome tinkerer Franois Beauf...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Solar Highways wants $1 million to turn the US' roads into an energy farm
At some point, you've probably sat back and said "Couldn't we solve climate change and the broader energy crisis just by sticking solar panels to everything?" It's not a bad idea, mind, but the cost ...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Solar Roadways wants $1 million to turn the US' roads into an energy farm
At some point, you've probably sat back and said "Couldn't we solve climate change and the broader energy crisis just by sticking solar panels to everything?" It's not a bad idea, mind, but the cost ...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
Drunk Dr. Dre, y'all. That's where we're at this morning, having witnessed the hilarity of him and Tyrese celebrating the still unannounced $3.2 billion purchase of Beats by Apple. We're down one bei...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Smartphones for hire: Which personal assistant is right for you?
"Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding."This isn't a standard job interview answer, but then again, "What does the fox say?" isn't a typical question, either.The top three smartphone platforms now featu...
02:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Vodafone pretends it's doing you a favour by not upping prices mid-contract
Vodafone took to its blog today to affirm a commitment: customers on any pay-monthly plan will never see its cost increase mid-contract. Three saw this as an opportunity to tweet about its identical ...
02:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget With Free, France shows the US what an open mobile market should be
If you hadn't noticed, T-Mobile has been on a rampage lately in the US. It has offered cheaper contract-free plans, paid users cold hard cash to switch, and generally crashed other carriers' parties....
01:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 061 - 5.9.14
It's barbecue time in the UK, the sun is shining (for the moment) and things are right in the world. Unless, of course, you happen to be Nintendo. The crew looks at the state of Nintendo's financials...
11:52 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget What does hip-hop's 'first billionaire' have that Apple wants?
"Oh Shit, the Forbes list just changed." The words come from Tyrese Gibson about a minute into a video posted to (and since pulled from) Facebook just a few hours ago. Gibson is talking about Dr. Dre...
10:58 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Scientists are trying to help taxis beat Uber at its own game
Taxi companies aren't pleased with Uber and Lyft, but they could be making way better use of ride-sharing technology themselves, according to researchers. A study by MIT and Fujitsu examined why cabs...
10:51 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget ISPs will send warning letters to illegal downloaders from next year
If you're suspected of naughtily downloading copyrighted content, then expect the most savage of punishments: a letter asking you to stop. BT, Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk have signed a deal with t...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Apple just hired one of Nokia's PureView camera experts
Now that Nokia is out of the smartphone game, many of its key engineers are undoubtedly considering their options. Senior Lumia engineer Ari Partinen, who Nokia calls "(our) own camera expert" has ju...
07:34 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Netflix hikes its European pricing, but current users get a two-year freeze
Remember that Netflix price hike we were warned about? Well, it's finally happening, and it's affecting potential streamers across Europe. We say potential because although the costs is rising by 1 a...
07:34 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Netflix hikes prices in the US and Europe, but current users get a two-year freeze (update)
Remember that Netflix price hike we were warned about? Well, it's finally happening, and it's affecting potential streamers across Europe. We say potential because although the cost is rising by 1 an...
07:34 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Netflix begins raising prices, but current users get a two-year freeze (update)
Remember that Netflix price hike we were warned about? Well, it's finally happening, and it's affecting potential streamers across Europe. We say potential because although the cost is rising by 1 an...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Colin Pillinger, Britain's Mars-rover chief, dies aged 70
Colin Pillinger, one of Britain's most famous space scientists, has died at the age of 70 from a brain hemorrhage. Professor Pillinger was the very definition of a plucky Brit, whose force of persona...
05:43 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin is now approved for political donations
If your local politician starts soliciting donations in Bitcoins, don't be surprised: the US Federal Election Commission just approved the cryptocurrency for political contributions. Now, politicians...
04:39 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget The 13 billion-year evolution of the universe, crammed into a four-minute video
Now you've got the basics of the universe down, try a dreamy tour through 13 billion years of stars and the space between them all. That's what Nature's offering, courtesy of MIT and the Harvard-Smit...
03:27 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget 3D printing might save lives
Sure, 3D printers can make guns, but it can also be used for good: for instance, its capability to create whatever you want gives it a bright future in humanitarian efforts around the globe. Oxfam (a...
03:27 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget 3D printers find a home fighting disease in Syrian refugee camps
Sure, 3D printers can make guns, but it can also be used for good: for instance, its capability to create whatever you want gives it a bright future in humanitarian efforts around the globe. Oxfam (a...
01:40 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Kobo takes over Sony's eBook business starting today
As part of its multi-pronged effort to stop leaking red ink Sony decided to eliminate its Reader division. Rather than simply cut off customers who have already bought one of its devices though, it's...
01:40 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Kobo takes over Sony's e-book business starting today
As part of its multi-pronged effort to stop leaking red ink Sony decided to eliminate its Reader division. Rather than simply cut off customers who have already bought one of its devices though, it's...
01:40 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Kobo takes over Sony's e-book business starting today (updated)
As part of its multi-pronged effort to stop leaking red ink Sony decided to eliminate its Reader division. Rather than simply cut off customers who have already bought one of its devices though, it's...
12:50 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget Scientists create 'semi-synthetic' living cells with extra DNA letters
It turns out that your biology teacher (and a certain 1997 sci-fi flick) got something wrong -- DNA isn't necessarily limited to four letters. Scripps Research Institute scientists tell Wired that th...
12:17 am -04 - Fri, May 9, 2014
Engadget California's smartphone kill switch bill passes a second senate vote
Perseverance pays off, it seems. Just weeks after California's senate shot down a bill that would require a remote kill switch feature on smartphones, the legislature has passed an amended version of...
11:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: OnePlus One review, new Nintendo consoles, 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...
11:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget New app brings doctors to doorsteps in New York City
Uber's been making waves (and pissing off city governments) by letting you flag down fancy cars, so is it any surprise that one of its early engineers created another "we'll come to you" startup? It'...
10:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Uber and Google are just getting started
This week, Google announced a huge update to its Maps app on Android and iOS, bringing new tools such as lane guidance along with one particularly intriguing feature: Uber integration. If you have th...
10:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Apple is reportedly close to buying Beats for $3.2 billion
The days of Apple limiting itself to (relatively) small acquisitions may soon be over. The Financial Times hears from sources that the folks at 1 Infinite Loop are close to buying Beats Electronics f...
09:54 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Sprint is ready to throttle its unlimited data plans, but only in 'congested' areas
It was a big promise: unlimited data, without quotes, throttling or restrictions. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has repeatedly defended the company's pledge to offer a true unlimited plan, but now the company...
09:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Beijos to kisses: Retirees teach Brazilians to speak English via video chat
Folks living in retirement communities around the US may have just been given another activity option. As part of the Speaking Exchange project for language schools, creative agency FCB Brazil paired...
08:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget This smartphone app can detect skin cancer
You can already use your smartphone to do things like hail a pimp ride home or order an artisan pizza, obviously the next step is cancer detection, right? Researchers at the University of Houston thi...
08:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Here's what Apple does when US law enforcement wants your data
Apple insists that the US government doesn't have backdoor access to its data (despite signs to the contrary). So what happens when law enforcement comes knocking at the company's door, then? We have...
07:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget United States credit card system begins complete overhaul in the next 18 months
The United States is lagging behind most of the world when it comes to credit card technology, but luckily it's about to catch up. In the next 18 months, the US is gearing up to transition debit and ...
07:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget PBS gives parents a way to monitor what kids are watching on its site
The PBS KIDS website is a pretty great hub of entertainment for little ones. And even though there's nothing but useful learning content to be enjoyed there, PBS still wanted to make it easy for pare...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Here's how to to get that Harman Kardon sound on your new HTC One
The recent introduction of a special edition One M8 by Sprint, which features some sound-enhancing software from Harman Kardon, had a few owners of HTC's flagship feeling slightly neglected. Thankful...
06:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Google's camera app once again lets you snap photos while recording video
Google's redesigned Android camera app wasn't a full step forward. While you got a much improved interface, you also lost the ability to snap photos while recording video -- not so hot if you want mo...
06:06 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Remember Unreal Tournament? Epic's making a new one and it's free
Epic Games is known for a lot of things, the Gears of War game franchise and development tool Unreal Engine prime among them. But old-school game fans might know Epic Games for another classic franch...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Sky News launches on-demand hub for SkyPlusHD boxes
News programming isn't something you'd think a good fit for catch-up TV when up-to-date reporting is so readily available. That's why we were a tad puzzled to hear about Sky News' catch-up service la...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Flickr struggles to capture the selfie generation
Flickr's latest app is its best yet, but even that might not be enough to save it.I posted my first-ever selfie on Flickr on July 11, 2004. Taken with the rear camera of a Sony Ericsson T616, the pho...
05:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Snapchat settles with FTC for misrepresenting its ephemeral nature, gathering user data
Snapchat has been a popular choice for those looking to send temporary messages that will soon disappear forever. Well, the auto-erase feature wasn't without flaws, and now the mobile outfit has sett...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget London's black cabs plan 'severe chaos' on city streets in protest of Uber
Uber's no stranger to disputes with traditional taxi firms in Europe; it's already been banned in Belgium and French lawmakers want to take its tracking tech and hand it over to regular cab firms. Di...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Lyft's new premium service hauls you around in high-tech style
So you're out on the town with five of your best buddies, and you want a posh ride to the next party without paying a premium for Uber SUV or a limo. Are you stuck? Not after today -- Lyft has unveil...
04:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget An avalanche of new Snowden documents will go online next week
Scroll to the bottom of Glenn Greenwald's blistering response to recent remarks by just-retired NSA chief Keith Alexander, and you'll find some very interesting news indeed. Greenwald, who shared the...
04:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Facebook says it only needs Moves' data to help build the app
When Facebook initially addressed concerns about Moves' new privacy policy, it raised more questions than it answered: just what does it mean when it says Moves will share data? Does that mean advert...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget OnePlus One review: a $300 smartphone has never looked so good
Look at your phone. If you can honestly admit that you love every single thing about it, I have good news: You can stop reading this review, since it won't have an impact on your happiness. But if th...
03:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Hipstamatic brings its retro filter editing to video with Cinamatic
Hipstamatic was early to the filter-driven photo editing fray, and now it takes aim at Vine with the Cinamatic app. The new offering allows users to long press on the screen to record videos that ran...
03:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget The Minecraft version of Denmark is being attacked, hilariously
In Denmark, it's someone's job to monitor and maintain a replica of the country in megapopular exploration game Minecraft. If you take away one thing from this piece, make it that.Now that we've gott...
02:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Sony built the PlayStation 4's controller with VR in mind
You may think that Sony built its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset to accommodate the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller, but it turns out that the opposite is true -- the gamepad was des...
02:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Uber introduces Uber Family in NYC, guarantees a child seat with your ride
As they so often are, the rumors were true: the smartphone-based taxi request app, Uber, is adding a new service today in New York City called "Uber Family." The company's calling it "uberFAMILY," bu...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Litely looks to improve mobile photo editing by focusing on simplicity
"The best photos don't look edited; it's all about the story and the moment," photographer Cole Rise quips while walking me through his new mobile image editor. You may not recognize his name, but if...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Samsung, Nokia join 5G trials in Japan, but crazy speeds still far away
We hope you're happy with 4G, because 5G's magical land of unicorns and 10Gbps speeds still isn't coming until 2020 or so. However, Japanese carrier DoCoMo is still hard at work developing the tech a...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Yahoo brings its personalised Sports app for iOS and Android to the UK
There's no shortage of sport-related apps available on iOS and Android, but when a major online player outs one for the UK, it's certainly worth a look. Having served US audiences for a little while ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new mirrorless camera tries to fuse style with modest specs
For some, Samsung's NX mini mirrorless camera went too far in catering to the style-minded; while it's eye-catching, that small sensor and reduced control won't please demanding shooters. Appropriate...
12:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget BMW's designed an eco-friendly carport for its electric vehicles
BMW's first electric vehicles are rolling out in the US, but do you really want to store your prized ride in a crusty old garage? The company's DesignWorks studio doesn't think so, which is why it's ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision Avant is a 55-inch UHD TV that moves
A group of journalists are huddled together in a function room deep within a central London hotel. Before them is a wide, framed display stand. Walled on three sides, a long, Bang & Olufsen-brand...
11:15 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget London police testing body-worn cameras for 'speedier justice'
Rugged video cameras have become part of the police uniform for London officers after the Metropolitan Police kicked off a one-year trial thought to be the biggest of its kind. A total of 500 Axon Bo...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Breaking Bad in 4K coming to Netflix in June
Curious to watch all of the grisly deaths in Breaking Bad, but in a higher resolution? You've only got a month or so to wait, as Netflix has confirmed that it'll begin streaming the show in 4K and Do...
09:47 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget LG gives a taste of the upcoming G3 with its first QuadHD phone
KDDI has just launched the first QuadHD (QHD) phone solely for the Japanese market, the Isai FL model built by LG. That gives us a preview of LG's G3's 5.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display and its record 5...
08:35 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget UK's National Archives now saving tweets and YouTube videos as historic media
Already home to the UK's most iconic national documents from the last millennium, The National Archives is expanding its digital collection by going social. It's begun archiving tweets and YouTube vi...
05:12 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Nintendo responds to marriage equality campaign for its bizarre life-sim
Nintendo has no problem with its Mii-based Tomodachi Life being off-kilter, but when it comes to the handheld game's same-sex avatars being able to wed, well, that's a different story. Tomodachi Life...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Nintendo is making entirely new consoles for emerging markets
Nintendo's Wii U woes are well known by this point, but the Japanese company's latest move to expand its gaming reach is incredibly unexpected. Rather than pare down the existing Wii U hardware for e...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Adobe Voice lets amateurs make videos like a pro (sort of)
Whether you're doing a book report or trying to show someone how to boil an egg: video can make it a heck of a lot easier for you to get your point across. Adobe's new iPad app, Voice, hopes to make ...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Nintendo is making entirely new consoles for emerging markets (update)
Nintendo's Wii U woes are well known by this point, but the Japanese company's latest move to expand its gaming reach is incredibly unexpected. Rather than pare down the existing Wii U hardware for e...
03:38 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Samsung replaces its mobile design chief
It might have been defiantly plastic, but the Galaxy S5's lukewarm critical reception has apparently stimulated change at the higher levels of Samsung. Chang Dong-hoon, formerly Head of Mobile Design...
03:38 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Samsung replaces its mobile design chief (updated)
It might have been defiantly plastic, but the Galaxy S5's lukewarm critical reception has apparently stimulated change at the higher levels of Samsung. Chang Dong-hoon, formerly Head of Mobile Design...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Nintendo's smartphone efforts start to surface
At the start of the year, Nintendo explained that while it wasn't bringing its gaming properties to the smartphone carrying millions, it would be tackling the platform as a way of attracting more peo...
01:54 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget Nintendo plans new NFC figures and games in a bid to rescue the Wii U
We hope you liked Skylanders, because Nintendo is apparently setting up its own range of toys to accidentally tread under foot. At the company's financial briefing this morning, it outlined a Mario f...
01:50 am -04 - Thu, May 8, 2014
Engadget NASA investigates how to keep crew healthy during deep space missions
Now that we're this close to sending humans to Mars, NASA thought it best to start preparing for one of its biggest goals: deep space exploration. Three NASA Ames Research Center studies that aim to ...
11:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Arizona will get non-stop clean energy from hot air drafts
Many green energy sources only generate power in a narrow range of conditions. Solar panels won't work when it's dark, for instance, and wind turbines are useless when everything is still. If Solar W...
11:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: NYC's smartest neighborhood, pulsing pill for pooping 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...
11:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Google Wallet on Android now juggles all your internet accounts
As good as Google Wallet might be for payments, you've so far been locked into one Google account; that's not so hot if family member need to borrow your phone to send some cash. That won't be an iss...
10:47 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget NASA discovers star clusters like Orion may have formed from the outside in
Astronomers have long thought that star clusters form when clouds of gas and dust condense, constructing themselves from the center out. But as recent findings suggest, this might not be the case. Re...
10:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget FCC's new net neutrality rules face pushback from commissioners, Amazon and more
Despite FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's insistence that he is on the side of an open internet, the controversy over proposed net neutrality rules continues to expand. Resistance to the new rules is now co...
10:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget FCC's new net neutrality rules opposed by 100Plus internet companies (update: vote still on schedule)
Despite FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's insistence that he is on the side of an open internet, the controversy over proposed net neutrality rules continues to expand. Resistance to the new rules is now co...
09:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Carefully choreographed robot pretends to do magic, recites Asimov
Who claims science isn't magic? Well, anybody you might ask, really -- but that doesn't stop Techno-illusionist Marco Tempest from trying to meld the two. In a recent TED talk, Tempest used a top hat...
09:23 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Some companies are already paying employees in Bitcoin, but it's complicated
Direct deposit, stock options and the traditional paycheck are all outmoded: the future of employee wages, apparently, is Bitcoin. At least that's how Bitwage, a virtual currency payroll firm, feels ...
08:54 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Watch Lockheed Martin's laser weapon take down boats from a mile away
It's good that Lockheed Martin's ADAM laser can shoot down drones and rockets, but there are threats much closer to Earth -- say, small boat crews bent on destroying large warships. Never fear, thoug...
08:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 397 - 5.7.14
Stories about net neutrality and slowed connectivity continue to surface, and the FCC chairman has made it clear that preferential treatment will not be tolerated. In other news, merger mayhem contin...
08:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Taiwan considers fines for smartphone-addicted pedestrians
Taiwan is considering ticketing people who cross the street paying more attention to their iPhone than the cars around them. No, seriously. Taiwan currently has over 14 million mobile internet users,...
07:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Fly like a bird with this VR-powered, scent-emitting machine
Current technology and human anatomy may prevent you from soaring like a bird in real life, but a team at the Zurich University of the Arts may just have the next best thing. Their Birdly machine let...
07:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Mink will let you 3D print custom makeup at home
Here's a little secret that the cosmetics industry doesn't want you to know: the base materials for most makeup, from the cheapest lip gloss to the highest-end eye shadow, is basically the same. The ...
06:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget This book sharpens knives, seasons steaks and serves dinner
You could pen a grilling cookbook when promoting a line of kitchenware, or you could make one that actually offered the tools needed to prep a meal. Creative studio JWT Brazil did just that for clien...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Google pads small-business toolbox with purchase of website builder
By nabbing up Appetas, a company that gives restauratuers a way to build a website in minutes, Google appears to be diving deeper into small business. The culinary outfit announced the acquisition on...
06:06 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget NASA wants its next rover to bring a greenhouse to Mars
Any long-term human presence on Mars is going to require renewable food sources, and that likely involves plants. But how do we know that they'll flourish in the Red Planet's higher radiation and low...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Don't go to North Korea, but do check out this travel app
When we think of the places we'd rather not go, a Whole Foods on a Tuesday night before Thanksgiving or your great-grandparents' windowless basement apartment come to mind. And then there's also Nort...
05:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget The world's largest election is being led by a holographic politician
What do you do when you're running for prime minister of one of the most populous nations on Earth and need to reach over 800 million people? How can you possibly shake every hand and kiss every baby...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget NBC's $7 billion Olympics deal will keep the games tied to cable TV until you're old
We hope you love how NBC handles its Olympic Games broadcasts, because it just locked up broadcast rights on TV, internet and mobile devices until 2032. NBC previously outbid rivals from ABC/ESPN and...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Drone inspectors: UK airline easyJet looks to tech to cut costs
Virgin's the kind of brand we're not shocked to see to playing with the latest tech -- after all, Branson's got a space plane. Experiments with Google Glass, smartwatches and iBeacon for Virgin have ...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Stormtroopers return to Tatooine
Oung Jmel in Nefta, Tunisia, is better known by many as an outcrop of Tatooine called Mos Espa. The above image was taken on location in preparation for a parade organized by the local tourist board ...
04:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Here's what the new HTC One might have looked like
The new HTC One may seem like a logical evolution of the original design, but that wasn't guaranteed -- just the opposite, according to company Creative Director Daniel Hundt. He tells Stuff in an in...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's medical robot returns after the first-gen sold but two
Remember Hospi, the digital porter from 2004? We wouldn't blame you if you didn't, since Panasonic only sold two of the things in the better part of a decade. Now, the company is looking for a do-ove...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget New York's next big neighborhood is its smartest
"It was always going to be tomorrow's city today. A new heart of New York City; Midtown expanding west." -- Thad Sheely, SVP operations for Related CompaniesTourists come to stop and stare, and somet...
02:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Not just for figurines: 3D printing saves companies big
While we're monkeying with our MakerBots, large corporations have much better toys to play with. They insist on calling them "additive manufacturing" machines but, truth be told, they're just Replica...
02:06 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Hyperrealistic virtual reality adventure Loading Human headed to Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus
As the medium of virtual reality progresses, its applications only get more incredible. Take Untold Games' Loading Human, for instance. It takes Unreal Engine 4 and infuses it with the tropes of the ...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Can't I help you? Shoppers are shunning store assistants in favor of smartphones
Although it often feels like you're stealing, being able to walk into an store, pay for a product with your phone and leave without any employee interaction can be liberating. It's an experience that...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget LinkedIn and Evernote partner to make business cards useful again
Fact: everyone likes doing business with the guy who remembers them. With that in mind, LinkedIn and Evernote just announced a new partnership to bring the Rolodex into the 21st century, and it all s...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget China's Vivo Xshot slaps Android on a bright and stabilized camera
Despite its relatively small presence outside China, Vivo is still a mobile brand that's worth keeping an eye on. The company's known for its fondness for high-end audio chips, and it's also often on...
12:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget The BBC wants you to join it for 'the first 24/7' World Cup
With the greatest footballing show on earth less than a month away, the BBC is looking to whet the British public's appetite with the promise of "the first 24/7 World Cup." Building on the platform t...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Huawei's Ascend P7 wants to be the LTE phone of the people
With the Ascend P6, Huawei looked to build a smartphone that emphasized design and material quality over performance. Unfortunately, it shipped without LTE at a time when networks were making a big p...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Navy develops dubiously named secure e-reader
Somewhere in between developing seafaring lasers and electromagnetic railgun, the Navy found time to design an e-reader especially for deployed sailors. As you'd expect, it was designed with security...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget LG's SMS-activated smart appliances are ready to wsh ur shts
If you're rich and lonely, LG is now rolling out the SMS-controlled smart appliances it previewed earlier this year. You can send commands "much like chatting with a friend" to the Smart Refrigerator...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget LG's SMS-activated smart appliances are ready to wsh ur shrts
If you're rich and lonely, LG is now rolling out the SMS-controlled smart appliances it previewed earlier this year. You can send commands "much like chatting with a friend" to the Smart Refrigerator...
10:39 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Pulsing pill promises to put an end to problematic pooping
The average trade-show diet of meat and bread plays havoc with our bodies, so it's no surprise everything grinds to a standstill after a long week. Israeli company Vibrant looks ready to solve our in...
09:28 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Artist helps Arabic speakers to code without learning English
If you want to build software, it's almost mandatory that you'll need to know the English language since all of the tools rely upon that tongue. Unfortunately, that puts non-English speakers at a hug...
08:37 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Album turns 'Out of Range' animal sounds into music for your ears
Even with fancy Hi-Fi equipment, the weak link is often our ears and their limited 20Hz-20,000Hz hearing range. As pointed out by Motherboard, artist Jane Winderen wants you to get a feeling for what...
08:37 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Album of inaudible animal sounds puts you inside the head of a bat
Even with fancy Hi-Fi equipment, the weak link is often our ears and their limited 20Hz-20,000Hz hearing range. As pointed out by Motherboard, artist Jane Winderen wants you to get a feeling for what...
07:17 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Nintendo had another very bad year and it's all the Wii U's fault
Nintendo's reported a staggering loss of $456 million for the past financial year. The blame is being laid squarely at its still relatively-new console, the Wii U. Sales have slowed significantly: Ni...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget TuneIn tries reinventing itself as a social network for audio
What do you do to improve a service with over 50 million active users? Why, totally revamp it of course. It sounds crazy, but that's exactly what TuneIn, an audio service that lets you listen to podc...
04:27 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Dropcam can now tell the difference between your cat and boyfriend
Wi-Fi-connected surveillance camera Dropcam can be useful for checking on your special furball when you're away from home. However, movement from an enthusiastic scratching post session registers the...
03:48 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget TinkerForge brings home automation to the masses with its DIY kit
Do you have some old 433MHz home automation gear lying around and fancy making your home a little smarter? TinkerForge is releasing a new internet of things controller designed to let you run power s...
03:07 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Crysis 8K resolution hack offers a peek at the next decade of gaming
Want to know what you'll be playing on your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Two in the next decade? Take a look at K-putt's Crysis 3 resolution hack. His tweak to the first-person shooter's main Windows progra...
02:32 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Boeing's commercial spaceliner takes cues from sci-fi
Look at the image above and choose one: a.) It's the set of a new sci-fi movie. b.) It's the mock-up of an actual spacecraft that's currently a work in progress. The correct answer? It's B -- but the...
01:42 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Alibaba's massive IPO plans shift the focus from Silicon Valley to China
The recent big tech IPOs of companies like Facebook, Twitter and Tesla could all be dwarfed soon by a company with roots far outside Silicon Valley. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group just filed ...
01:07 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:30PM ET
It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:30PM. Once again we lead off with the latest trials and tribulations of net neutrality, ...
12:29 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Chromebooks go mainstream, CleverPet trains dogs to solve puzzles, 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...
12:04 am -04 - Wed, May 7, 2014
Engadget Moves will share fitness data with Facebook after all
When Facebook bought Moves, the companies swore that they wouldn't "commingle" data and raise hackles among privacy-minded users. Many took that to mean that Facebook would take a largely hands-off a...
11:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Titanfall nears 1 million sold in three weeks
Many looked at Titanfall as being the first tentpole game for the Xbox One, but how many people actually bought it? It turns out 925,000 units were sold through for the quarter, according to publishe...
10:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Your smartphone may soon double as a hearing aid, thanks to Mimi
Let's face it: we live in a noisy world. If we're not sitting on loud trains or traipsing past construction sites, we're retreating into music with headphones. Alas, this also means hearing loss is a...
10:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget For HBO, it's all about making 'good shit'
It's not often that HBO CEO Richard Plepler is out doing some public speaking about his company. Today, however, Plepler took the stage at The Atlantic's New York Ideas event in The Big Apple, where ...
09:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Symantec declares antivirus 'dead' as it focuses on damage control
Given how hard antivirus software makers push you to sign up, you'd think that business was booming. Far from it, according to Symantec's Brian Dye. He tells the Wall Street Journal that antivirus to...
09:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget You can now spice up those iPad docs with Hoefler & Co. fonts
Sure, you're likely not buying $300 fonts just for your Pages and Keynote work on an iPad, but for those who've already splurged for a bite of Hoefler & Co.'s catalog, the option is pretty tempti...
08:48 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Epson's latest Android glasses finally arrive for the faithful few
We doubt that there's a horde of wearable fans jonesing for Epson's second-gen Moverio glasses -- not after Google's one-day Glass sale, anyway -- but they're at last available, several weeks behind ...
08:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Jack White's Lazaretto 'Ultra LP' is a marvel of vinyl engineering
Setting a Guinness World Record after tracking and releasing a 7-inch vinyl in under four hours last month wasn't enough. Now, Jack White and Third Man Records have revealed plans for the Lazaretto U...
07:54 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Microsoft OneDrive adds sharing and organization features for Android
If you're a Microsoft OneDrive user on Android, sharing and organizing files just got a bit easier while on the move. Thanks to an update to version 2.5, the cloud-storage option allows those with Go...
07:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget The $20 smartphone is coming later this year
In some corners of the world, even starter smartphones like the ZTE Open are too costly; basic cellphones such as the Nokia 105 thrive in areas where whole families can only afford one device. Howeve...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Tumblr's mobile apps finally get full-on customization tools
While Tumblr has had mobile apps for years, it hasn't been easy to truly cut the PC cord; you've had to retreat to your computer to fine-tune every aspect of your blog's look. You won't be held back ...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Google aims for the mainstream with 20 new, more powerful Chromebooks
If you haven't picked up a Chromebook just yet, you might want to wait a little longer. Intel has just announced that it plans to roll out as many as 20 new Chromebook designs by the latter half of t...
06:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget This swatch book from 1692 puts modern Pantone guides to shame
We're pretty tricky nowadays with our billions of colors, but Dutch masters weren't exactly chopped liver. As spotted by This Is Colossal, one patient individual even created a volume with individual...
05:42 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Chrome OS will bring offline Play Movies later this year
One of the biggest concerns with Chrome OS is the fact that much of the platform relies on an internet connection to actually do what they're supposed to do. Fortunately, Google's aware of this and i...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget You can get LG's first Chrome all-in-one later this month for $350
Five months is almost enough time for us to question whether a product announced at CES will become vaporware, so any news about the LG Chromebase is welcome. This morning, we learned that LG's first...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Razer Blade review (2014): a 'no-compromise' premium gaming laptop
More often than not, I feel like my feedback -- both as a customer and a writer -- vanishes into a collapsing singularity of customer service. And yet, I've never felt this way about Razer. When the ...
04:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Google Classroom helps teachers easily organize assignments, offer feedback
In doing its part to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day, Google has announced a preview of Classroom: a simple system for course work organization. The free software is nestled inside Google Apps for...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Major Google Maps update adds Uber integration, better transit info and more
Today Google announced a pretty hefty update to its Maps app, with improved navigation instructions, new search options and even the ability to jump into the Uber app to order a ride. Available for d...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget MSI's '3K' gaming Ultrabook lands in the US for $1,999
When we reviewed MSI's GS60 Ghost gaming Ultrabook, we suggested that you hold out for the "3K" (really, 2,880 x 1,620) display of its higher-end cousin, the Ghost Pro. Well, it's here -- you can now...
03:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget There's a new PlayStation Vita available in the US today: what you need to know
Look, we're not gonna review the PlayStation Vita again. Promise. Three times is enough, no? We think so too. But we do want to tell you that the second version of the PlayStation Vita is finally ava...
03:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Google discusses security with the NSA, but don't draw any wild conclusions
Following Edward Snowden's PRISM leaks last year, companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft sought to distance themselves from the NSA and claimed to be unaware of some government surveillance ac...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy S5 courtesy of Tech21!
We're officially kicking winter to the curb and pretending the polar vortex never happened. It's time to revel in nature's glory by kayaking, biking or at least relocating to the backyard for a bit. ...
02:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget KickSat's tiny satellites may burn up before they're released
If you backed the KickSat project in hopes of getting your own tiny satellite into orbit, you'll want to brace yourself for some bad news. The host vehicle's master clock has unexpectedly reset while...
02:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget AT&T and Verizon received one government data request per minute last year
Companies including Apple, Facebook and Google recently updated their privacy policies to disclose all government data requests to the individual users in question, a move meant to appease web denize...
02:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Waitrose and Tesco begin trialling iBeacons for in-store offers and alerts
Apple's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology looks set to enrich in-store shopping experiences, so it should come as no surprise that two of Britain's biggest supermarkets are looking to see what it's ...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Sony hopes Michael Jackson's legacy can boost its streaming music service
Sony sure knows how to dangle a carrot in front of its customers. In a not-so-subtle use of music industry clout to drive its technology business, the company is offering access to five of Xscape's t...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Todoist adds Dropbox and Google Drive support, audio notes for premium users
Todoist added key collaboration tools earlier this year, and now it's going one step further for paid users. Users opting for premium account status will get Dropbox and Google Drive support to inclu...
12:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget CleverPet makes every dog Pavlov's dog
Psychologist Ivan Pavlov conditioned dogs to salivate by ringing a bell, but maybe he should have made them play Simon instead. That's the idea behind CleverPet, a device that plans to train your dog...
11:44 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Google Stars leak reveals a new way to share and search your bookmarks
Google+ expert Florian Kiersch recently revealed that Google's testing a bookmarking app called "Stars," and he's just posted a video (embedded below) showing how it might work. The initial leak expo...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Garmin's new GPS watch wants to keep you moving on and off the track
Running watches are great when you're headed out for an afternoon of training, but are typically pretty useless when it comes to day-to-day activities. Garmin is looking to change that by combining t...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget John Lewis' own-brand smart TVs with webOS launching today from 1,399
The TV section of John Lewis stores, where customers and voyeurs alike come to gawk at the latest sets, will be joined by three new models today that also happen to bear the retailer's name. Its firs...
10:12 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Dropbox cuts access to shared documents that were accidentally exposed to the web
If you've shared a Dropbox document recently, but your intended recipients are complaining that the link is bust, then here's the likely reason: The cloud storage service has been forced to sever man...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Virgin Media bundles mobile, landline, TV and broadband into new 'quad-play' packages
Virgin Media has operated as a virtual mobile operator for some time now, but had never combined smartphone plans into the cost of its TV, phone and broadband deals. That's all about to change, howev...
09:29 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget US to start testing universal internet IDs to tackle fraud
In 2011, the government started concocting a plan to issue Americans one online ID they can use across multiple agencies' websites -- sort of like an OpenID for the government. Now, that plan's wheel...
09:29 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget US to start testing universal internet IDs to combat fraud
In 2011, the government started concocting a plan to issue Americans one online ID they can use across multiple agencies' websites -- sort of like an OpenID for the government. Now, that plan's wheel...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Tesco to launch an Android smartphone alongside the Hudl 2 later this year
After accumulating more than 500,000 sales of its first ever own-brand tablet, the Hudl, supermarket giant Tesco is to expand its device line-up by launching a high-powered Android smartphone. Speaki...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Volvo's self-driving cars tackle merging, braking traffic in first road tests
Volvo has now joined Google and others by testing autonomous cars on public roads, in its hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, no less. This is the first phase of its "Drive Me" project, and will be limit...
06:38 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Orange is the New Black renewed for a third season before the second even debuts
We're still a month out from the next level crazy of Orange is the New Black's second season, but Netflix has already ordered a third. The show's writing team took to Twitter (later confirming with V...
04:44 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Don't touch this toilet
If there's one thing we can all universally agree on, it's that toilets can get pretty gross. Sometimes to a point you don't want to even get near them to flush. Kohler feels your pain, and has creat...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Lenovo outs two more Chromebooks, one has a folding, Yoga-like screen
When Lenovo gets into something, it really gets into it. Exhibit A: the company's recent Chrome OS kick: it just announced two more Chromebooks, after having released two kid's versions last month. T...
03:35 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: #AmazonCart, Oculus VR denies IP theft, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
02:09 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget AT&T's new fiber optic phone network could delay disaster response
AT&T wants to put its old copper-based telephone networks to rest and start testing its next-gen fiber optic cables in more locations outside the initial ones in Florida and Alabama. There's just...
01:20 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget TicketZen lets you pay off parking tickets with a smartphone
Getting a parking ticket sucks, but paying for it shouldn't have to be. That's what the folks at Boston's Terrible Labs think anyway -- they built an app called TicketZen to take the trouble out of g...
12:16 am -04 - Tue, May 6, 2014
Engadget AMD plays both sides of the CPU wars with chips that use the same socket
Typically, you can't reuse many parts when you switch processor technologies; if you change chips, you change the entire motherboard at the same time. That won't be true for AMD in the future, though...
11:44 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Microsoft is planning a Surface event for May 20th
It didn't seem that long ago that Microsoft held its last Surface tablet launch in New York City, but it's time again for yet another one. Yep, Microsoft has just sent us an invitation for a Surface-...
10:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Bill to end NSA's mass surveillance moves closer to a vote
The House Judiciary Committee is getting ready to begin mark up procedures on the USA Freedom Act, a bill that would effectively end the NSA's mass surveillance program as it exists today. Jim Sensen...
10:34 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Rock Band team hits Kickstarter to fund a remake of its cult classic, Amplitude
The team behind Rock Band and Dance Central wants to return to its roots, but needs your help to do so. That's right, Harmonix Music Systems is revisiting the PlayStation 2 cult classic Amplitude and...
10:09 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Mozilla asks the FCC to rethink net neutrality with content providers in mind
Like some, Mozilla is concerned that the FCC's second take on net neutrality won't be enough to guarantee that internet service providers (ISPs) treat all content fairly. To that end, the Firefox dev...
09:53 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of May 6th: 24, Louie and Weekend at Bernie's
It's springtime and football is back (sort of). The NFL Draft will stand in for actual games (unless you dig arena league) among a slew of sports this week, but if your tastes turn towards drama or c...
09:39 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Mulling a new wardrobe? Google Now alerts you when it's available nearby
Sometimes you have to run out for a meeting seconds before you're able to commit to a well-researched online purchase. Fret not though, Google Now is here to help. The card-based system will display ...
09:11 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget You can now crop and add borders to images in Google Docs
You'll have to download the standalone apps to get to work on mobile devices, but you can now crop, rotate and add borders to images inside Google Docs. The same handy modification tools that have be...
08:39 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget An internet middleman's take on net neutrality
This week's update on the battle between Netflix, internet service providers (ISPs) and the companies that often carry internet traffic between them comes from the third group. Level 3 VP Mark Taylor...
08:39 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget An 'internet middleman' calls out six ISPs for letting connections slow down
This week's update on the battle between Netflix, internet service providers (ISPs) and the companies that often carry internet traffic between them comes from the third group. Level 3 VP Mark Taylor...
08:04 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Oculus' new research program aims to make students into VR wizards
Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe is excited about the future of virtual reality (naturally), but the company can't make VR a global phenomenon all by itself. It's doing more than just tapping into Faceboo...
07:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S5 now comes in a tweaker-friendly Verizon model
Fancy a Galaxy S5 on Verizon, but still want the freedom of tweaking your smartphone to your heart's content? Today's your lucky day. Samsung has just released a Developer Edition of the Android smar...
07:18 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Apple's heart rate monitoring headphones were a hoax
Remember a couple of days ago when the internet was going all frothy-mouthed over a rumor that Apple would be releasing new EarPods with iBeacon integration and built-in heart rate sensors? Well, tur...
06:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Meet the Teenage Engineering PO-12: a $49 card-sized drum machine
Tucked neatly into a panel discussion at last week's Moogfest, Teenage Engineering outed its latest synthesizer effort. The unit, labeled the PO-12, was intended to be a giveaway during the festiviti...
06:24 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Xbox handheld game console isn't in the books, says Xbox lead Phil Spencer
Microsoft's new Xbox head Phil Spencer doesn't think an Xbox gaming handheld makes sense. Spencer took to Twitter yesterday afternoon in a surprisingly candid conversation with fans, one of whom aske...
05:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget ESPN makes it easy for you to watch the World Cup anytime, anywhere
With the world's biggest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup, set to kick off in roughly 37 days, ESPN has now revealed how it plans to deliver coverage to you. At a recent media event in New York Cit...
05:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Google Play Music comes to Canada at last
Canadians are used to getting short shrift on internet media services compared to their American neighbors -- just ask them how little Netflix content they get. They're receiving better treatment tod...
05:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Google Play Music comes to Canada at last (update: iOS app)
Canadians are used to getting short shrift on internet media services compared to their American neighbors -- just ask them how little Netflix content they get. They're receiving better treatment tod...
04:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget IBM's Watson supercomputer can help settle your debates
IBM's Watson supercomputer is already good at finding answers to tough questions, but it's going one step further: it can now argue an issue when there's no clear answer. A new Debater feature lets t...
04:07 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Norway's VR test helps soldiers see through armored vehicles
There's a good reason why games like Battlefield rarely offer a realistic view of what it's like to steer armored vehicles: actual drivers have to either look through tiny portholes or risk getting s...
03:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget John McAfee's latest project is yet another secure messaging app
Now that John McAfee's days of running from the law appear to be over, he's been left with plenty of time to slam the company he founded and mull over products that originally made him famous. We've ...
03:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Yosemite National Park cracks down on drones that scare bears
Itching to get out there and make the most of your newly-upgraded drone's ability to capture the majesty of Mother Nature? Well, your UAV isn't welcome at Yosemite National Park. In fact, it never wa...
02:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget You've selected Mad Men? Moviefone redesign tacks on TV listings
Earlier this year, AOL shuttered Moviefone's call-in directory service. The brand lives on though, and today it outed a new look, with a retooled web site and mobile apps in tow. Chief amongst the ch...
02:13 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Chairman tries to boost confidence in Acer as he slips out the back
Six months ago, the co-founder of Acer stepped out of retirement to take up the positions of Chairman and CEO, with the intention of turning the embattled PC maker's fortunes around. Stan Shih now cl...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Target CEO steps down in aftermath of customer data breach
The fallout from Target's massive customer data breach continues: following the departure of the retailer's chief information officer in March, CEO Gregg Steinhafel has stepped down. The executive fe...
01:19 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Google takes its same-day delivery service to New York and LA
Just over a year after it started offering same-day deliveries to San Franciscans, Google's Shopping Express has finally made its way out of California. The service, which offers expedited shipping f...
12:52 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Add items to your #AmazonCart directly from Twitter
As if you need more temptation to spend, Amazon has now made it possible to put items aside for purchase using Twitter. To start with, you need to connect your Twitter and Amazon accounts from your s...
12:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Oculus fires back at IP theft claims: 'Zenimax has never contributed any IP or technology to Oculus,' never made claims pre-Facebook purchase
When word came out last week that Oculus VR chief technology officer John Carmack was being accused by his former employer of stealing intellectual property for use in his new gig, the nascent Facebo...
12:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Oculus denies John Carmack stole VR tech from his former employer
When word came out last week that Oculus VR chief technology officer John Carmack was being accused by his former employer of stealing intellectual property for use in his new gig, the nascent Facebo...
12:11 pm -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Laptop mode finally returning to the ASUS PadFone line
When we last hung out with ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, the exec expressed his support for bringing back the keyboard dock to the PadFones, which would mean you'd get three form factors with one product: a p...
11:37 am -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Cash-rich Nokia invests $100 million to boost connected car tech
Nokia still has to make a living in its new handset-free order, and it looks set to expand one of its most profitable apps: Here. It just launched a $100 million connected car endeavor through its No...
10:40 am -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Iran censors move to block WhatsApp because it's run by 'zionist' Zuckerberg
There's a tug of war going on between political factions in Iran, and once again it's internet users who are likely to bear the brunt of it. According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Iranian censor...
09:02 am -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Scientists reverse aging in mice by giving them young blood
Plots from The Simpsons are rarely prophetic, but it appears as if, just as it did for Mr. Burns, the blood of the young could help to stave off the signs of aging. Competing teams at Harvard, Cambri...
06:56 am -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget HTC One Mini 2 leak reveals no depth-sensing camera
When a Swedish carrier leaked the existence of an HTC One Mini 2, we weren't exactly shocked, given the timing of the original One Mini's arrival. We now have alleged pictures of said device courtesy...
05:13 am -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA
You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- 1,000 years ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in m...
03:47 am -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget If you want to make an Android phone with Google, here's some of the rules
Before large (and even larger) sums of money were asked of Samsung and Apple, the legal brawl between the pair kept dragging a third party, Google, into the discussion. A big part of this was the Mob...
03:47 am -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget If you want to make an Android phone with Google, here are some of the rules
Before large (and even larger) sums of money were asked of Samsung and Apple, the legal brawl between the pair kept dragging a third party, Google, into the discussion. A big part of this was the Mob...
02:23 am -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget How would you change Nokia's Lumia 620?
When Nokia launched the Lumia 620, it looked as if the company had perfected the formula for what an entry-level smartphone should be. The hardware and performance was great despite the slow internal...
12:40 am -04 - Mon, May 5, 2014
Engadget NYC inks deal to put train tickets on smartphones
Part of New York City's train system is set to get a 21st-century kick in the pants. Digital tickets that live on commuters' smartphones will soon be introduced thanks to a deal inked between the Met...
10:31 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's Innovation Center to school citizens on technology, help startups in Miami
Miami is going to get a whole lot geekier if Microsoft has its way. The software giant has recently announced plans to open its first US-based Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) in the sexy city later...
08:27 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget White House wants immunity for telecoms that surrender customer data
American telecoms already have legal immunity when they cooperate with the government's warrantless wiretapping, and they may soon be in the clear when they supply customer data, too. As The Guardian...
06:14 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget Etihad's A380 'Residence' has a lounge, double bed and an en-suite shower
We've seen full-length beds, 32-inch TVs and even dedicated chefs on board the latest Airbus and Boeing planes, but Etihad's setting the bar far, far higher by offering an entire section of its brand...
05:35 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget Joystiq Weekly: transferring destiny, final fantasies and light-children
Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication.......
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget Engadget Rewind 2008: BlackBerry Storm
Smartphone makers were still reeling from the arrival of Apple's touchscreen-only iPhone when 2008 rolled around. Research in Motion (RIM), a mobile manufacturer best known for its BlackBerry line an...
03:47 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget If you want to make an Android phone with Google, here's some of the rules
Before large (and even larger) sums of money were asked of Samsung and Apple, the legal brawl between the pair kept dragging a third party, Google, into the discussion. A big part of this was the Mob...
03:03 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: spasers, battery-powered airplanes and phones printed on clothes
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.Technology is getting small -- this week, Inhabitat took a...
02:11 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget IRL: Trading in the MacBook Pro for Dell's Precision M3800 workstation
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. I know what...
02:11 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget IRL: Trading in the MacBook Pro for Dell's Precision M3800 workstation (updated)
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. I know what...
12:20 pm -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: Apple vs. Samsung round two, the new Engadget 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...
08:02 am -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget 50 Cent's Star Wars-themed headphones launch on the light side of the 4th
That great disturbance you just felt? It's likely the bass from SMS Audio's Star Wars-themed headphones. We heard they were coming back in Vegas. In fact, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson joined us in person...
05:38 am -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget Google Drive to lose document editing, prompt downloads of Docs and Sheets apps
Looks like the new Docs and Sheets apps were harbingers of changes for Google Drive. The good folks at Android Police parsed Drive's new, currently unreleased version and discovered that it no longer...
03:50 am -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget Windows 8 users can now pilot their AR.Drone 2.0 with official AR.FreeFlight app
Drones. If they're going to become the true public nuisance that we're lead to believe they will, then we're gonna need more ways to get 'em airborne, right? If you're UAV of choice is Parrot's AR.Dr...
02:13 am -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget Huawei makes an investment in its international image
Outside of its home grounds, Huawei hasn't had the easiest of times making a dent in markets such as the US and Europe. But that's not to say the company hasn't been been trying. Just last year, the ...
12:20 am -04 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Engadget LAPD has a new tool for crowdsourcing photo and video evidence
Citizen-provided evidence is clearly on the up. With the amount of cameras knocking about, this is hardly surprising. However, when something goes down at a large public event, the mass of well-meani...
09:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Running with watches, dissing on games and unpacking net neutrality
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...
07:29 pm -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget Test-driving Acompli: Could an email app be reason enough to go back to the iPhone?
Is a particular email experience reason enough to switch smartphones, or even platforms? For me, the answer was yes. I recently retired my iPhone 4s and began using the native Android Gmail app on an...
05:21 pm -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget Variety: Microsoft finds a co-op partner in Showtime for Halo TV series
It's been almost a year since Microsoft first announced its live-action Halo TV series, but the amount we know about it hasn't exactly changed that much. That stops now, as we've learned that Redmond...
03:27 pm -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget This is NASA's new Z-2 spacesuit
The follow-up to NASA's rather Toy Story-esque Z-1 spacesuit was decided this week, thanks to an online poll. Three options were up for the task of being the next cover layer that will protect the Z-...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: Sound, noise and Xbox in Hollywood
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 that we think are worth your time. We hop...
01:07 pm -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget BMW's all-electric i3 ready to roll in the US
At long last, BMW's eco-friendly i-series cars are reaching US buyers. The automaker has delivered its first all-electric i3 models to a handful of Americans that include both loyal ActiveE driver Ch...
09:16 am -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget Scientists confirm the existence of the heaviest element ever seen
It's tricky to verify the existence of super heavy elements; you have to fuse very short-lived materials, hope you get some useful atoms, and wait for someone else to reproduce your achievement. Howe...
03:31 am -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget Recon Instruments' Jet sporting sunglasses get delayed (again)
When we first saw Recon Instruments' Jet at Google I/O last year, we expected to be using it to monitor our heart rate and speed on the track by fall. But alas, it wasn't to be. In November the compa...
01:52 am -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget Microsoft wants you to help improve Kinect 2.0's voice recognition
Using the Xbox One's Kinect for voice commands is still pretty hit-or-miss for many, and Microsoft knows it. With the console's next update, Redmond is adding an option for speech data collection as ...
12:35 am -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget Apple vs. Samsung trial round two: Samsung infringed two patents, owes Apple $119.6 million
Here we go again. 2012's patent trial of the century -- which was all about whether certain Samsung devices were utilizing Apple technology without paying for it -- resulted in a billion dollar win f...
12:35 am -04 - Sat, May 3, 2014
Engadget Apple vs. Samsung trial round two: Samsung infringed three patents, owes Apple $119.6 million
Here we go again. 2012's patent trial of the century -- which was all about whether certain Samsung devices were utilizing Apple technology without paying for it -- resulted in a billion dollar win f...
11:16 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Stanford turns to Twitter to track earthquakes
It's easy to tell when an earthquake hits an area full of Twitter users -- there's frequently a rush of panicked tweets within seconds of the ground shaking. If Twitter and Stanford University have t...
10:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Google's modular smartphone, Kevin Spacey stars in COD, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
09:55 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Reuters: Comcast, EA working on a deal for Madden, FIFA and PvZ on cable boxes
Despite our long wait for a next-gen Sega Channel, the rise of gaming on new platforms and recent push of cloud gaming services, our cable and satellite TV boxes mostly stick to just video. That coul...
09:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 395 - 5.2.14
Urban legend confirmed. Atari did dump a pile of its E.T. game cartridges into a landfill in New Mexico and it's thanks to Microsoft's recent documentary efforts that we've gotten some closure. This ...
09:14 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget This poster lets you hear what herbs and spices taste like
Don't worry, that's not a typo. You can actually swipe across this poster to hear what a handful of spices sound like. The interactive artwork is the result of a collaboration between the creative ag...
08:38 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget The EFF wants your help testing a browser add-on that blocks spying ads
Like many privacy advocates, the Electronic Frontier Foundation isn't a big fan of advertisers and sites following you around the web. So, it's doing something about this nosy behavior -- it's launch...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget America's next fleet of spaceships will have to double as lifeboats
Right now, there are six people living and working in the International Space Station as it hurtles around our little oasis among the stars. That thought alone is astonishing/freaky enough until you ...
07:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Google Now's info cards will stick around when your phone goes offline
One of Google Now's biggest quirks has been its inability to cope with going offline -- go through a subway tunnel and you risk losing those important directions or your parking place. You won't be l...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget The BBC's World Cup Rewind will let you stream classic matches 'live'
Like us, you might be unreasonably excited for the start of the 2014 World Cup. The BBC knows this more than anyone, so it's banking on the streaming technology it used for the 2012 London Olympics t...
07:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget NY State to launch a patient portal that gives residents access to health records
If you've ever wished you had more immediate access to your health records beyond just asking your doctor for a copy, then you might want to consider a move to New York State. Dr. Nirav Shah, NY stat...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Stream: Jonah from Tonga
Now that the BBC is killing off BBC Three, the corporation is pushing viewers over to iPlayer. Auntie is testing the waters by letting users binge-watch (Netflix-style) Chris Lilley's comedy Jonah fr...
06:41 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Those glow-in-the-dark roads? They didn't fare well in the first public trials
The pilot project that looks to replace streetlights with video game-esque glow-in-the-dark lane markers in the Netherlands has hit a bit of a snag. If you're in need of a refresher, the lines absorb...
06:19 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Soon, you'll be able to browse files on your Windows Phone
Windows Phone's latest update added a lot of features that we've been waiting years for, such as a virtual assistant and notification menu, but a file manager is still notably missing. In a Reddit "A...
05:50 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Portable audio deals of the week: 5.2.14
Let's face it. We all like music. If you're like those of us parked at Engadget HQ, you listen to hours of the stuff on a daily basis. This week, we're looking to help boost those audio experiences w...
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Play nearly any video on your Chromecast using this browser add-on
You can stream seemingly anything to your TV using a Chromecast, but tracking down the software you need can be time-consuming -- and it frequently won't pull media from other devices on your network...
04:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget You can see the International Space Station's view of Earth right now
It's possible to see the International Space Station floating overhead if you have the right equipment and good timing, but have you ever wondered what it sees at any given moment? As of now, you won...
04:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Game values your PS3 and five games at 100 in console upgrade promotion
A long bank holiday weekend is the perfect excuse to spend a little bit more time than you would normally in front of your TV, controller in hand. If the impending opportunity to do just that has you...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Embracing the future: Tribeca Film Festival goes beyond its roots
As has been the case since 2002, this year brought thousands of movie buffs to New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival. While at its core, the festival is still very much rooted in providing a pl...
03:35 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
My word what a week -- but it's almost over. Friday is here, which means it's time for Ben and Terrence to excavate this weeks biggest and most interesting stories from the smoldering pile of rubble ...
02:53 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Here's how Google's modular phone will get its 3D-printed parts
Google's modular Project Ara smartphone is all about customization, but that creates a challenge: how are manufacturers supposed to build so many uncommon (and possibly unique) parts? The crew at 3D ...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Visualized: Curiosity rover takes us back to the surface of Mars
Been a while since you last took a trip to Mars? Once again, photographer Andrew Bodrov has stitched together the latest shots from the Curiosity rover so that you can spend a little time on another ...
01:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Popular login services have a security hole, but Facebook and Microsoft can't fix it
The recent Heartbleed scare caused a huge stir, even though it was effectively fixed before it even happened. There are other sorts of security hole, however, which can't be plugged so readily, and w...
01:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Sky's raising Now TV package prices, but don't blame Game of Thrones
If you've invested in Sky's super-cheap Now TV box, the chances are that you've also been enjoying the company's introductory pricing it offers on its streaming packages. Sky's entertainment and movi...
01:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Sky's raising Now TV package prices, but don't blame Game of Thrones (update: hike on hold)
If you've invested in Sky's super-cheap Now TV box, the chances are that you've also been enjoying the company's introductory pricing it offers on its streaming packages. Sky's entertainment and movi...
01:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Sky's raising Now TV package prices, but don't blame Game of Thrones (update)
If you've invested in Sky's super-cheap Now TV box, the chances are that you've also been enjoying the company's introductory pricing it offers on its streaming packages. Sky's entertainment and movi...
12:25 pm -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget LG's G3 breaks cover with narrow bezels, redesigned back button
Earlier this week, LG said that the G2 successor would be called the G3 and launch before July -- nothing terribly shocking. Now we get to see what the upcoming device (allegedly) looks like, thanks ...
11:23 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Adidas confirms offline Spotify playback coming to its SmartRun Android watch
Yesterday we reported on a new collaboration between Spotify and Adidas that would allow runners to cook up a personalized playlist and fresh route for their next run. That's great, if you run with y...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget EE's homegrown Kestrel smartphone now available for 99
EE announced at the end of March it would be taking its first stab at own-brand hardware with the Kestrel, a 4G handset for thrifty speed merchants. Well, the Android smartphone is now available to b...
10:31 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget White House advisors call for an internet privacy bill of rights
Nintey days ago, President Obama ordered a review about internet privacy, data use and other concerns sparked by the NSA spying revelations. Following a public consultation, the report has now been r...
09:18 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer features futuristic action, Kevin Spacey
With Call of Duty being one of the most successful game franchises out there, you know there's always going to be a next one. Well, the first trailer for that game has dropped, revealing its full tit...
09:18 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is this year's entry, starring Kevin Spacey
With Call of Duty being one of the most successful game franchises out there, you know there's always going to be a next one. Well, the first trailer for that game has dropped, revealing its full tit...
08:10 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Watch SpaceX's reusable rocket hover at 3,280 feet before gently landing back to Earth
Between winning an injunction against a rival and proving that its reusable rocket works, it's been a pretty good week for SpaceX. As a victory lap, the company has once-again test fired its Falcon9R...
05:47 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Apple, Facebook and Google will tell you when the government wants your data
The companies that asked the US government for permission to publish federal data requests last year have apparently lost their patience waiting for a reply. Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are...
03:34 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Paperfold is a foldable, transformable smartphone prototype
If Kyrocera's folding smartphone Echo didn't have enough screens for you, try this on for size. The Human Media Lab at Canada's Queen's University has created a fully functional smartphone that uses ...
03:00 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Amazon's new phone, Snapchat video and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
02:32 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Google Glass community goes on charm offensive, plans a #glassnightout
Glass has gotten a bad rep over the past few months, particularly in bars where other patrons think mistakenly think Explorers are recording their every move (or they actually are). To help improve t...
01:56 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Samsung plans an event 'around health' for May 28th
Health. It's the new smartphone -- or the current best excuse to buy a fancy new wearable. And apparently, Samsung isn't done with merely the Gear Fit and a (possibly unused) S Health app. We just re...
01:36 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Uber is reportedly launching a family-friendly ridesharing service
Uber's ridesharing service has primarily catered to an adult crowd that rarely needs to bring more than a suitcase, but it may soon offer a solution for those whose kids have to tag along. VentureBea...
12:23 am -04 - Fri, May 2, 2014
Engadget Engadget Live is coming to Austin on June 20th!
Austin, we love you. We mutually understand that things should be kept weird (otherwise, life would be boring). With that in mind, we're kicking off the Engadget Live series in the live music capital...
11:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Sony trolls the US by accidentally showing off an Xperia Z2 for Verizon
Hey, what's this? Sony said that it would only sell the Xperia Z2 in the US as an unlocked model, but the company has briefly teased Google+ followers with a picture of the high-end Android phone spo...
10:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Logitech's modular iPhone case lets you change features on a whim
As clever as smartphone cases can get, their features are usually set in stone; if you decide you need a battery pack after you bought a wallet case, you might be stuck. Logitech hopes to eliminate t...
10:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Tablet demand hits a wall as many are happy with the devices they own
It looks like Apple wasn't the only tech firm to see its tablet business take a hit this winter; according to IDC, others suffered a similar fate. The analyst group estimates that overall tablet ship...
09:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Groupon Basics offers deals for bulk shopping at home
Groupon has tackled localized offers and sorted reservations, so now the deals site is looking to offer discounts for those who shop in bulk. The new effort -- appropriately called Basics -- allows y...
09:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Yahoo gives up on Do Not Track, thinks privacy should be 'personalized'
The Do Not Track initiative sounds like a great idea in theory -- you as a user can basically tell the websites you visit that you don't want your behavior monitored or shared with third parties. Ala...
08:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget OneNote updates let you start notebooks on iPhone, print on Mac
After lavishing much of its recent attention on Excel, PowerPoint and Word, Microsoft is ready to show OneNote some more love. The company has unveiled a big redesign of its iPhone app that brings si...
08:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Wahoo's new heart rate monitor also improves your running form
Many heart rate monitors can show that you're running quickly enough to get a good workout. However, they won't tell you that you're running properly -- which is why Wahoo has just unveiled the TICKR...
08:04 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Beats Music finally outfits the iPad after an iOS update
Spotify and Rdio have offered iPad-friendly apps for quite some time, but Beats Music didn't appropriately outfit Apple's slate with its streaming service until today. Thanks to iOS update, subscribe...
07:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Here's an all-in-one travel adapter for your MacBook charger
Road warriors who carry a MacBook may already have Apple's world travel adapter kit, or even Twelve South's PlugBug for that extra USB port; but both products require swapping plugs for different reg...
07:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Can't get enough of LeBron James? Samsung's here to help
Listen, LeBron James is the best basketball player ever of all time. And I love everything about him. His shoes. His jerseys. His Samsung commercials. Thankfully, I now have constant access to his li...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Vine on the web gets sections like the app, doesn't require log in
You could peruse Vine clips on the web since early January, but now the app's browser-based presence is getting more of what its mobile companion offers. The new version of the site allows you to scr...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Vine's web redesign makes it a lot more useful
You could peruse Vine clips on the web since early January, but now the app's browser-based presence is getting more of what its mobile companion offers. The new version of the site allows you to scr...
06:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget SpaceX seeks video experts to help it prove Falcon rockets are reusable
Between courtroom battles with the federal government, SpaceX is in the business of launching things into space. The company has been trumpeting the ability of its Falcon 9 to safely land back on Ear...
06:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Amazon's same-day delivery service adds two cities, but loses one
Amazon's same-day delivery option has been a boon to impatient shoppers in those few areas where it's available, and it's significantly expanding its reach today -- with one notable exception. The sp...
06:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget New York City looks to blanket the five boroughs with free WiFi thanks to next-gen payphones
Free public WiFi has been available in spots throughout NYC, but now the mayor's office is looking to cover all of its five boroughs with connectivity. In a press release today, the city's Department...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget The true story of the worst video game in history
"E.T. was the death of Atari." If you believe the urban legend, then that game, based on Steven Spielberg's blockbuster movie, is the sole reason Atari flopped in the 1980s. As the myth went, the com...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget AT&T set to beat Verizon by deploying high-definition calls over LTE this month
With so many apps, services and features on today's smartphones, it's easy to forget that there are still plenty of people out there who still actually make calls. Eager to leverage the speed and eff...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Sony Experience joins Samsung, Microsoft as a Best Buy store-in-a-store
If you've been in a Best Buy recently you've certainly noticed a shift in approach from the big box shop of old to what's become a store filled with other stores. Depending on the layout, there's the...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Sony, Samsung will square off with competing 4K-focused Best Buy store-in-store units
If you've been in a Best Buy recently you've certainly noticed a shift in approach from the big box shop of old to what's become a store filled with other stores. Depending on the layout, there's the...
04:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Microsoft won't leave XP out of today's major Internet Explorer security update
Late last week Microsoft announced that it had discovered a serious security flaw in Internet Explorer (versions 6 through 11!) that left users vulnerable to attack. Nefarious characters could use ma...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget This is what Amazon's phone looks like
BGR has posted what it touts as the very first real pics -- OK, renders -- of Amazon's still-unannounced smartphone. If you'll remember the bits we've already heard and seen, one of the phone's most ...
04:08 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Foursquare unleashes Swarm: a separate app for check-ins
Foursquare is taking a page from Facebook and splitting its app in two. Soon the main app will be focused purely on search, reviews and finding places to get a decent meal. A second offering, Swarm, ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: sharp screen, worst-in-class battery life
Not long ago, I vowed to review every 8-inch Windows tablet. That's partly because they're popular, sure, but there was another reason, too: Their specs are so similar that you'd have to actually use...
03:26 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Twitter's working on a 'Whisper mode' to make conversations private
When sharing gossip on Twitter, there's always that moment when you have to boldly announce that the conversation will have to continue over DM. Sadly, as well as killing the mood, it means that grou...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Aviary for iOS appeals to tweens with blemish-removing selfie tools
You know what veritable selfie addicts would love to get for their birthday? A fairy godmother to magically erase their flaws -- or a darn good photo editor. Aviary claims the newest version of its P...
02:56 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget John Carmack's former employer claims he stole tech for Oculus VR when he left
The man who co-created Doom, who co-founded id Software, and who later left id Software for Oculus VR, is being accused by his former employer of taking intellectual property with him to Oculus VR. L...
02:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Sony expects huge loss after bailing on PC business
Here's a euphemism to start your morning: Sony just issued a news alert, giving investors a heads-up that it's "revising" its earnings forecast for the 2014 fiscal year, which actually ended back on ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Remembering BASIC on its 50th birthday
Nowadays, "basic" has a very different and derogatory Urban Dictionary-style meaning. Fifty years ago on this very day, however, it was the name given to a new computer-programming language born in a...
01:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget PlayStation 4 indie devs are already using Project Morpheus
Becoming an independent PlayStation 4 developer is easy, Sony's Adam Boyes tells us: "You just have to sign up." The PlayStation VP of publisher and developer relations was explaining what the compan...
01:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Edward Snowden's OS of choice, the Linux-based Tails, is now out of beta
Edward Snowden knows better than most how effectively the NSA can scope us online, so that's why he used the Amnesiac Incognito Live System (Tails) to cover his own whistleblowing. That OS is now out...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Oral-B's app-connected toothbrush now rescuing British teeth for 230
Oral-B's electric toothbrushes spin, vibrate and get into places your standard scrubber can only imagine, but none are more extravagant than the new "Smart Series" launched today. The Bluetooth-endow...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Adidas teams with Spotify to soundtrack your run, hook you up with a new route
Spotify knows a thing of two about playlists we guess. As for Adidas? It's responsible for more gallons of sweat than most. So, in something of an inspired combination, the two forces have linked-up ...
11:56 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Experimental UI equips you with a virtual tape measure and other skeuomorphs
While companies like Apple are moving away wholesale from faux real-world objects, one designer wants to take the concept to its extreme. Chris Harrison from CMU's Future Interfaces Group thinks mode...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile's no-contract attitude brings in another 2.4 million customers
So, now we know where all those disgruntled Sprint customers have been going. In total, 2.4 million people joined T-Mobile USA's network in the first quarter of this year, with around half of those o...
09:59 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Snapchat now does video chat and IM, with self-destruct still included
Snapchat, the photo messaging app beloved of cheeky monkeys everywhere, has just undergone a major transformation. Self-destructing messages are still at the core of what it does, but the iOS and And...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Sony bets on speed with the second edition of its Alpha A77 DSLR
The Alpha portfolio from Sony is pretty well stacked, what with cameras like the newly minted, 4K-ready A7s. To add to that, the Japanese electronics giant today's announcing the A77 II, a successor ...
08:04 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Google will also stop scanning business and government Gmail inboxes for ads
Student Gmail accounts aren't the only ones safe from Google's prying eyes. Apparently, the company's also pulling its targeted ad scanners from Gmail inboxes for businesses and government, as well a...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Redbox Instant for Android arrives on Chromecast
If you've been hoping for Redbox Instant to come join the Chromecast party, then your wish has just been granted. The Android app's latest update gives you the power to beam whatever flick you want t...
06:27 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Sky Go and Now TV both coming to British PS4s this summer
Quietly mentioned inside Sky's financial report for this quarter, the broadcaster has revealed that two of its streaming services will arrive on the PlayStation 4 in just a few months. Details are sc...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget This is how ancient Egyptians moved rocks for pyramids
Long before the days of trucks and bulldozers, ancient Egyptians were building pyramids out of heavy rocks they had to haul by hand. After getting slowed down in the desert terrain, they figured out ...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget This could be how ancient Egyptians moved rocks to build pyramids
Long before the days of trucks and bulldozers, ancient Egyptians were building pyramids out of heavy rocks they had to haul by hand. After getting slowed down in the desert terrain, they figured out ...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Report suggests ancient Egyptians used wet sand to transport pyramid bricks
Long before the days of trucks and cranes, the ancient Egyptians were building pyramids out of giant bricks stacked hundreds of feet high. Even getting the stones to the construction site would have ...
03:54 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Cox wants to hop on the gigabit internet bandwagon this year
In case there was any doubt that gigabit internet access is spreading like wildfire in the US, Cox has revealed plans to introduce an ultra-fast service of its own. The cable provider tells Bloomberg...
03:20 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget WSJ rumor has AT&T talking about buying DirecTV
With Comcast attempting to gobble up the second latest cable business in the land, it's no surprise that other rumors are said to be on the table, but this one comes out of left field. The Wall Stree...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Facebook anonymous login, Hulu adds free mobile content, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
02:17 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile wraps up deal that promises LTE in more places
After champing at the bit for months, T-Mobile has finally closed its deal to buy $2.4 billion in wireless spectrum from Verizon. The UnCarrier now has the all-clear to roll out LTE data on the 700MH...
01:47 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Google Now for Android remembers where you parked
You probably have a trick or two up your sleeve to remember where you've parked amidst a sea of other cars. But if you're still prone to forgetting your parking spot, Google's refreshed Android Searc...
12:59 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget McDonald's partners with Kobo to give UK kids free e-books
Forget racecars and Disney princesses. Kids in the UK are getting something a little more digital with their McDonald's Happy Meal: an e-book. The golden arches is partnering with Kobo to include a d...
12:19 am -04 - Thu, May 1, 2014
Engadget Sony's 185TB data tape puts your hard drive to shame
It's hard for magnetic data tapes to stand out from the crowd in an era when it's easy to load up on legions of hard drives. However, Sony might have managed that rare feat with nano-sized tape tech ...
11:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget The US government is using social media to battle terrorist regimes
The United States government puts hundred of billions toward military spending to fighting terrorism each year, but it's also putting social media to work combating Al-Qaeda and other extremists. In ...
10:47 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget LeapFrog's latest gadget for kids is a Tamagotchi-Fitbit mashup
Look, we get it: wearable tech is big business these days. We also get that childhood obesity is a serious problem. That's why it's literally no surprise that the folks at Leapfrog are jumping on the...
10:17 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Bloomberg: Sprint planning a bid for T-Mobile this summer
Those longstanding rumors of Sprint hoping to buy T-Mobile USA may soon come to fruition: Bloomberg sources claim that Sprint has met with six lending banks in preparation for a takeover bid. There a...
09:49 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets
What's that odd shape, you ask? That's the world's thinnest nanowire -- and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an elec...
09:17 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Windows will let you search your computer using everyday language
If you've ever searched a computer's apps or settings, you know how frustrating it can be to guess the keywords you'll need to get a result -- why can't you just say what you want and let the PC figu...
08:51 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1's new apps let you make reading lists and bite-sized movies
The perks for Windows Phone 8.1's early users just keep on coming. Microsoft has posted versions of two desktop Windows 8.1 apps, Movie Moments and Reading List, that are built solely for its new mob...
08:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Photographer uses drone to create military-style landscapes of America
Tomas van Houtryve is a photographer with an eye for reframing perspectives -- particularly those we're more used to seeing in modern conflict. The image above is taken from a 16-page photo essay fea...
07:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Mercedes' first electric vehicle for the US has a Tesla heart and plenty of muscle
I shouldn't be imagining the sound of crickets when test-driving a brand new Mercedes, but that's exactly what happened to me this week with the company's B-Class Electric. In this case, however, it'...
07:31 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget This $14,000 vacuum-powered brewer aims to make the perfect cup of tea
Here at Engadget HQ, most of us are used to the concept of heating a kettle or catching water from the office cooler in order to make a cup of tea. For true leaf aficionados, a more elaborate setup m...
07:31 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget This $13,000 vacuum-powered brewer aims to make the perfect cup of tea
Here at Engadget HQ, most of us are used to the concept of heating a kettle or catching water from the office cooler in order to make a cup of tea. For true leaf aficionados, a more elaborate setup m...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Lightroom mobile review: Adobe brings (most of) its digital darkroom to the iPad
Talk about timing. Almost as soon as I convinced myself I could use an iPad Air in my life, Microsoft and Adobe made my day with mobile versions of two of my most-used PC/Mac programs -- Office and L...
06:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 396 - 4.30.14
Net neutrality is still on the table for discussion this week and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler even wants to hear your opinion on the situation. Ben and Richard share their two cents on the issue and con...
06:31 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Minecraft creator's latest game trades blocks for existential angst
While the game's intro tells us, "There is nothing," there is a lot more to the little word game beneath the surface. Drowning in Problems is in fact Minecraft creator Markus Persson's entry in Ludum...
06:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Paym platform for sending and receiving money by mobile number goes live
Paym, a new mobile payment platform that lets you send money to a mate for your share of Friday's curry with only their phone number to hand, is now live in the UK. To use Paym, you'll first need to ...
06:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Rest in peace Ubuntu for Android, we hardly knew ye
We can't say that the future of Ubuntu for Android ever looked particularly bright, but we were enamored with the concept. You'd walk around by day with a standard issue Android phone in your pocket,...
05:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Facebook will let you log in anonymously
Just in case you've always been skittish about offering up your Facebook credentials when logging in to an unknown app, the company has just announced at its f8 developer's conference that it'll fina...
05:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Facebook will let you log in anonymously to third-party apps
Just in case you've always been skittish about offering up your Facebook credentials when logging in to an unknown app that requires it, the company has just announced at its f8 developer's conferenc...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget FCC chairman to cable companies: forcing some net traffic into a slow lane will not be permitted
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's PR push to explain the new meaning of net neutrality that's under consideration continued today at The Cable Show 2014. Speaking directly to executives of the cable broadba...
05:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Motorola's first post-Google phone is coming on May 13th
Motorola will soon fall into Lenovo's clutches, but it's still got some shiny new hardware to show off in the meantime. According to an invite that just hit our inboxes, the company's planning to sho...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Google releasing standalone mobile apps for editing word docs, spreadsheets and presentations
Google's long had a Drive app for both Android and iOS, but who knows, maybe you just can't handle that many features in one program. If for some reason you're the kind of person who only wants to ed...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Google releasing standalone mobile apps for editing docs, spreadsheets and presentations
Google's long had a Drive app for both Android and iOS, but who knows, maybe you just can't handle that many features in one program. If for some reason you're the kind of person who only wants to ed...
04:28 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Yahoo Screen gives you yet another way to watch comedy clips on Android
Talk about impeccable timing: the same day Hulu announces it'll let users watch TV shows for free on their phones, Yahoo brings its video app to Android. That application, called Screen, is already a...
03:59 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget You can now stream WWE Network wrestling on your Xbox One
We already knew WWE was bringing live-streaming of its wrestling matches to the Xbox One (and pretty much every other device you might have in your living room). For whatever reason, though, streamin...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Nintendo bundling Wii U with two games and an extra controller for $330 on May 30th
You don't have a Wii U yet, right? You're forgiven, and far from unique (in that respect, anyway -- you're a unique snowflake otherwise). Should the eighth entry in the Mario Kart series pique your i...
03:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Graphene: miracle material and potentially potent pollutant
While the rest of the world has been harping on about how strong, conductive, light-sensitive and generally amazing graphene is, stern-faced researchers at the University of California have been inve...
02:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Hulu will bring free TV shows to your phone, and it's trying to reach your cable box
One advantage Hulu has always had over other streaming services is that it has newer TV shows, and you can watch them for free. What's frustrated viewers however, is that it only applies if you're wa...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Lix reveals a portable, pro-grade 3D printing pen
There's little doubt that 3Doodler's 3D printing pen is fun, but it's not strictly a precision tool; it's big, and mid-air drawing can get messy. Lix believes that pros need something more accurate, ...
01:55 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Dreamworks CEO believes films will be ready to buy 3 weeks after hitting cinemas
Jeffrey Katzenberg, the man who revived Disney's animation studios before co-founding Dreamworks, knows a thing or two about Hollywood revolutions. He believes that, if cinema is going to survive aga...
12:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Concept smartwatch uses the whole screen as a joystick
It ain't easy using a smartwatch, especially if you have gigantic fingers. So, a team from Carnegie Mellon University developed a concept smartwatch that turns the whole screen into one relatively bi...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Sony's Evolution UI tries to make learning Android fun
Ever get "ghost hands," where you're always trying to take the smartphone away from a novice to show them how it's done? Well, Sony is working on something a little more polite. The company has annou...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Hackers set to release Bitcoin-laundering app 'Dark Wallet'
Ever since sites like Silk Road showed the dark side of anonymous Bitcoin transactions, governments have been trying to regulate the crypto-currency. But a group of coders -- headed by 3D-printed gun...
10:36 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Google no longer mining student Gmail accounts for targeted ads
Google makes no bones about scanning our emails for advertising purposes, but the company has suddenly become a bit more timid when it comes prying into students' messages. According to the WSJ, Goog...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget GTA 5 will survive GameSpy's server shutdown, but Rockstar's older games aren't as lucky
Since GameSpy announced that it was shuttering its online mulitplayer services come May 31st, a few companies have adressed how their respective legacy games would keep functioning in the future. Roc...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget GTA V will survive GameSpy's server shutdown, but Rockstar's older games aren't as lucky
Since GameSpy announced that it was shuttering its online mulitplayer services come May 31st, a few companies have adressed how their respective legacy games would keep functioning in the future. Roc...
08:40 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Secret's anonymous confession box comes to the UK, Ireland, Australia and NZ
Ever wanted to tell the world that you stuck your genitals into a bowl of jam (or vegemite) without compromising your reputation? Secret, the app that lets you anonymously bare your soul to the world...
08:20 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget LG's probably going to announce the G3 and G Watch on May 27th
LG's new flagship phone is coming: the company told us to expect the G3 later this quarter, with a screen resolution going beyond the (increasingly standard) 1080p spec. New smartphone necessitates a...
08:07 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Essay generator can spew out BS, still get you an 'A'
While automated essay-grading machines can tackle 16,000 essays in 20 seconds, are they any good compared to a human? Online course administrators in the machine camp think so, but retired MIT prof L...
07:12 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Interactive chandelier turns data streams into a light show
Most hotels have fancy chandeliers hanging in their lobbies, but a new one in Palo Alto has something a lot more apt for its location: a "participatory" light fixture. This high-tech chandelier, whic...
06:25 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget BioShock gets an HD remake, sort of
When it launched almost seven years ago, BioShock was quite the looker thanks to its stylized aesthetic and the custom version of Unreal Engine 2 under its hood. The game has held up pretty well in t...
05:42 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Lunecase harvests excess iPhone energy to light up LED notifications
iPhone cases are a dime a dozen, but the creators of Lunecase claim their masterpiece can do something special. While it looks just like any other case on the surface, Lunecase can apparently harness...
04:43 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget MIT students raise cash to give $100 in Bitcoins to every undergrad
Starting this fall, every MIT undergrad will have at least $100 worth of Bitcoins to their name, thanks to a couple of students who've raised half a million to do so. But, they're not just doing it s...
03:47 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Gibson has crammed a digital recorder inside a guitar cable
When I was an aspiring musician a few years back, I'd always forget new guitar licks that would arise from just messing around at rehearsals. Well, Gibson is looking to remedy that, and has partnered...
03:08 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget New York City is cleaning its ancient Egyptian monument with lasers
A 69-foot, 3,500-year old granite obelisk has stood in New York City's Central Park for 130 years, and it's never, ever, been cleaned. The ancient pillar is deceptively fragile, and conservationists ...
02:43 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Twitter seeks to soar despite slowing adoption
When Twitter released its first earnings report earlier this year, one of the more distressing trends was that the company's user growth is slowing, and has been for the better part of a year. That's...
02:32 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget The PS4's first big update is almost here, check out what's inside
Curious to know everything that's in the PlayStation 4's 1.70 update launching on Wednesday? You won't have to download it yourself to find out -- Sony has spilled the beans ahead of time. Some of th...
02:14 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Judges have more discretion to punish patent trolls, but they probably won't
The US Supreme Court just gave judges a little more leverage to punish patent trolls: it defined the word "exceptional." A provision of federal patent law hinged on the definition of the word, statin...
01:51 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget GoPro's Android app now connects to your action cam automatically
GoPro's smartphone apps have been a useful addition to its popular action cams for quite some time, and now the Android version sees a nice update. First, and most importantly, the app now automatica...
01:25 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's motion-sensing keyboard lets you skip the touchscreen
As convenient as touchscreens and air gesture controls can be on a PC, it's not very comfortable to keep raising your hands just to handle basic tasks. You might not have to subject your arms to that...
01:12 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: a new Engadget, sex ed on VHS 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...
12:56 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Your fingerprint unlocks LastPass on the Galaxy S5
On any other phone, you'd have to type in the master password to access all your other passwords stored on LastPass -- including the iPhone, where Touch ID gets you into your phone and iTunes account...
12:37 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Google Glass can now tell when you take calls using only your phone
Google isn't done upgrading Glass this month just because the KitKat update is out the door. It's rolling out another release this week that should be huge for frequent callers and photographers. The...
12:37 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget Google Glass won't steal your phone calls anymore
Google isn't done upgrading Glass this month just because the KitKat update is out the door. It's rolling out another release this week that should be huge for frequent callers and photographers. You...
12:12 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 2014
Engadget China is getting the Xbox One in September
Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to China in September, making it the first major console release in the country since it lifted its long-standing ban on video games. This comes after the company joine...
12:06 am -04 - Wed, April 30, 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. The latest trials and tribulations of the FCC's attempt to regulate the internet, ...