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07:49 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget National parks will soon ban most drone flights
While we've already seen a few US national parks clamp down on drones in their airspace, it now looks like that no-fly rule is about to extend across the country. The National Park Service tells the ...
07:16 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Iran throws tech bloggers in prison for working with 'enemy media'
Most countries with internet access see the web as a tool for communication. But in Iran? It's a threat. The country has made a habit of censoring social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp an...
06:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Europe's unmanned combat drone concept
Pictured above, a mechanic works on the the fusilage of Neuron, an unmanned stealth drone developed by a group of European nations, led by the French. "nEUROn" is a working concept for an "Unmanned C...
06:13 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget GoPro cameras show what it's like to endure a terrifying car crash
GoPro is trying to build a media empire by capturing moments that other video cameras sometimes miss, and it just might achieve that feat if its latest (and arguably most dramatic) footage is any ind...
05:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Google now offers links to music apps when you search for bands on Android
Google is making it a little bit easier to start listening to musicians you're researching. If you search for a band on Android the results will now show quick links to the artist's page in your musi...
04:41 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget 'Computerworld' ends its print run, becomes a digital-only magazine
After nearly half a century Computerworld is ending its existence as a print magazine. Next Monday the final issue of the stalwart publication will be circulated on processed wood pulp. Computerworld...
04:07 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Blame Canada: Google ordered to block website links worldwide
A minor Canadian court dispute has resulted in a judge's far-reaching decision that Google must block a website's search results worldwide, not just in Canada. It arose from a case involving a compan...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about 3D-printed organs
Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They'r...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Path spins out dedicated messaging app that'll let you text businesses too
Today, Path has joined the likes of Facebook by splintering off one of its most popular features -- messaging -- into its own app. Simply called Path Talk, the standalone messenger comes just a year ...
02:35 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget LAPD embraces the clean and silent electric motorcycle
If we were ever asked to ride an electric motorcycle, our first instinct would be to make NYEEEEAWWWW noises to compensate for the vehicle's silent engine. That's precisely why we're not employed by ...
01:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Super cheap Smart Home kit brings automation to the masses
If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two w...
12:53 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Quantum computing firm calls 'bullshit' as scientists undermine its technology
How do you evaluate a quantum computer you just bought from D-Wave for $15 million? It's not easy, especially since no one can really understand how the machine -- with its ones, zeros and superposit...
12:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Scientists may have worked out how to defeat antibiotic-resistant superbugs
It's been known for a while that bacteria are rapidly becoming immune to the current range of antibiotics humanity has available. That's why it's harder to get hold of pills now than it was a few yea...
12:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget EE and Three will soon change the way you make calls and send texts
Mobile dead spots can be a right headache, whether you get them at home, at work or a place you visit often. Luckily, EE and Three may soon be able to help. Earlier today, the two operators confirmed...
11:01 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget iFixit: OnePlus One equals five for repairability
Like the proverbial internet pony of lore, the OnePlus One smartphone is highly desirable with its juicy specs and cheap $300 price, but you can't have it -- yet. Somehow the iFixit screwdriver briga...
10:15 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Hackers use Snowden leaks to reverse-engineer NSA surveillance devices
Over the past year, we've learned of the many techniques the NSA has used to tap into global communications. However, Edward Snowden's document leaks didn't just uncover the gadgets the agency used, ...
09:36 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Mozilla and US news giants team up to reinvent commenting
If we ask you for a favorite comments platform, will you be able to name one, or will your answer be "I hate them all -- including yours?" Folks at The New York Times and Washington Post believe they...
08:41 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Vudu makes it a little easier to buy your TV shows by the episode
If you're really dedicated to a la carte TV, then maybe separating by channel isn't enough and it's time to buy only the shows or episodes of shows you really want. The only problem with that? On som...
07:42 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget WSJ: Apple's smartwatch will feature 'more than 10 sensors'
Long rumored but never confirmed, Apple is said to be creeping ever closer to launching a smartwatch, and there could be more than one. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is planning a ...
06:50 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Chrome's latest experiment is three soccer mini-games with a samba beat
We've had the World Cup doodle, and now Google's Chrome is getting into the Beautiful Game's big tournament, with three experimental games that connect between your smartphone and browser. (Well, the...
05:14 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget RoadTrip auto-creates 'mixtape' playlists based on your route
It's easy enough coming up with playlists for road trips -- just bring a phone with your whole music collection and hit shuffle. But if you want to spice things up a bit, there's this new web app cal...
03:07 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget House passes amendment to cut NSA's 'backdoor search' funding
Following a push from several Representatives, the House has pushed through an amendment -- tagged on to the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 4870) -- to stop at least ...
02:22 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Amazon's ultimate weapon, T-Mobile Test Drive and more!
Today, we take a deeper look at Amazon Firefly, learn about T-Mobile Test Drive, review the ASUS Padfone X and investigate the biggest third-party games from this year's E3 event. Read on for Engadget...
01:31 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Honeywell's Lyric thermostat is a worthy Nest competitor (hands-on)
Last week Honeywell announced the Lyric, its answer to the Nest learning thermostat. Today, we got a chance to see the WiFi-connected smart device in person. Retailing for $279 starting in August, th...
12:42 am -04 - Fri, June 20, 2014
Engadget Disney Research uses trippy camerawork to tell a tale of immortality
Disney Research has done an awful lot of neat stuff in the past, but it hasn't really approached Walt's bread and butter before: video. Instead of going with animation, though, the team is using some...
11:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget AMC's plans for an internet TV service leak out, but don't expect 'Mad Men'
AMC's cable TV channel has evolved from the home of old movies to hosting TV series, topped by Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. Now, the infamous "people with knowledge of the situation" h...
10:48 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Yes, Nokia has released an Android launcher
The Android launcher scene might be getting a little out of control -- even Nokia (whose X phones are now under Microsoft's wing) is getting into the game. The Finnish firm has just released Z Launch...
10:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget The next version of Android will enhance battery life, speed up apps
Several months ago, Google added an experimental runtime option to speed up apps in Android 4.4 KitKat. A runtime, for the record, supports the apps running on your device -- without it they'd be not...
09:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget See more of Android Wear, Google's wrist-borne OS
Google pretty much divulged the most important things about Android Wear when it launched the OS, but this new video lays out all the details complete with visual aid. Timothy Jordan, the company's d...
09:06 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget The Passport is BlackBerry's newest, oddest-looking smartphone
Turns out BlackBerry's stronger-than-expected financial performance wasn't the only surprise the company had for us today. CEO John Chen took a few moments during this morning's earnings call to ment...
08:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle is Project LiveWire and you can ride it
Legendary motorcycle builder Harley-Davidson teased an electric motorcycle with a video yesterday and now here it is. Project LiveWire is a part of Harley's attempt to expand its relevance beyond cur...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget ASUS Padfone X review: A phone to replace your tablet? Not quite.
I doubt ASUS knew it was carving out a place in Android history when it revealed the first Padfone back in 2011. That's not just because it starred in an amazing product unveiling, either -- the resu...
07:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Supreme Court unanimously rules that software patents can't cover abstract ideas
From now on companies will have to be a little more specific when filing software patents. The United States Supreme Court today ruled in favor of CLS Bank, a company that was accused by Alice Corpor...
06:53 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Watch Conan O'Brien make E3 2014 into an even bigger spectacle than it already was
As if the game industry's annual trade show weren't enough of a spectacle on its own, massively tall comedian/talk show host Conan O'Brien took to E3 2014's lavish booths and talked with swaths of at...
06:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Netflix and Chelsea Handler will 'revolutionize the talk show' -- two years from now
Netflix is adding a new category to its rapidly expanding stable of original content: the talk show. The subscription video service confirmed long-running rumors today, announcing it's signed a deal ...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget 3D-printed material can carry 160,000 times its own weight
Researchers from MIT and Lawrence Livermore have created a new class of materials with the same density as aerogels (aka frozen smoke) but 10,000 times stiffer. Called micro-architected metamaterials...
05:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget US Marshals accidentally leak list of Silk Road Bitcoin bidders
Next week, the US Marshals will auction-off the $18 million or-so worth of Bitcoin that the FBI gained when it seized the online black market Silk Road. It turns out, however, that it's not just the ...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Garmin's fitness trackers now help you master your calorie balance
There are plenty of apps and gadgets that track the calories you burn during exercise. But comparing those figures with the calories you're taking in? That's harder, which is why Garmin has teamed up...
04:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Twitter's latest acquisition could bring more video clips to your feed
Another day, another startup acquisition by a tech giant. Earlier this morning the social gurus at Twitter announced that it snapped a San Francisco-based outfit called SnappyTV in a move that could ...
03:55 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' wants to reboot his classic show, but isn't sure it makes sense
Bill Nye co-hosting The 2014 White House Science Fair livestreamBill Nye -- known to most as "The Science Guy" -- doesn't get paid for his regular appearances at The White House. "I have to pay my ow...
03:29 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Teenager builds browser plugin to show you where politicians get their funding
The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which representatives are in the pocket without a lot of tedious research? A 16-yea...
03:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget 'Bleeding' pants can show paralympians that they're injured
One of the biggest worries paralympians have is sustaining injuries in areas where they won't be able to feel it. After all, if they don't even know they're injured, they might end up bleeding to dea...
02:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget NASA wants to explore Saturn's biggest moon with drones
Despite brisk temperatures of -290 degrees F, Saturn's giant Titan moon is of great interest to scientists, thanks to Earth-like geography, hydrocarbon "lakes" and even possible life. Though NASA's C...
02:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Intel launches messaging app that lets you speak through video avatars
It's easy to think of Intel as a hardware company, the sort of chip-making giant that helps build wearables, cable-free laptops, smart baby onesies. Today, though, the company is showing off software...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Google's Made with Code encourages girls to embrace computer science
Less than one percent of high school girls are interested in computer science, but Google wants to alter that script with a new initiative called Made with Code. Created in conjunction with heavy hit...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget FCC report checks if your internet speed lives up to the ads, and why that's not fast enough
Since 2011 the FCC has collected data on the wired (there's a separate report for wireless) broadband speeds US residents are actually receiving to release in its Measuring Broadband America report, ...
12:55 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget 'Games of Thrones' Season 4 hits Google Play and Amazon just days after the TV finale
The fourth series of Game of Thrones came to its conclusion just a few days ago, but HBO isn't leaving anything to chance. Knowing that single episodes are smashing piracy records on Bittorrent, the ...
12:55 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 hits Google Play and Amazon just days after the TV finale
The fourth series of Game of Thrones came to its conclusion just a few days ago, but HBO isn't leaving anything to chance. Knowing that single episodes are smashing piracy records on Bittorrent, the ...
12:48 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Police say Apple's anti-theft switches have dramatically reduced iPhone thefts
When mobile sales are booming, smartphone thefts are almost certain to rise. That's something San Francisco and New York prosecutors George Gascn and Eric Schneiderman have been telling smartphone ma...
12:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Divemachine's 3D audio tech adds motion-tracking sound to VR headsets
You slave over trying to match the 3D visuals of the Oculus Rift with its audio equivalent, and then what do you do for a promotional image? Someone in an Oculus rift and earphones, and a pair of ren...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry steadies the ship but smartphone sales continue to evaporate
BlackBerry's plan to cut costs and shift to services is starting to pay dividends. While the company's latest financial earnings report shows it's still suffering losses, they aren't as bad as expect...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget These are the biggest third-party games at E3 2014
Sure, Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all have their own internally-developed games but there's so much more to E3 than what The Big Three show off for their respective platforms. Even better, almost ev...
10:34 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget YouTube won't block music videos from Indie labels, but it won't pay them either
There's been some brouhaha about YouTube blocking a huge swathe of music videos before launching its paid Spotify rival. The truth, however, is a little more nuanced. Labels who haven't signed up to ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Lego Fusion lets you build virtual playgrounds with real-world bricks
If your child is constantly glued to a tablet swiping away at birds or fruit, you're probably wistfully wishing for the days when kids liked playing with actual toys. Well, Lego just might have the p...
08:58 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget X-Doria's KidFit is a low-cost fitness wearable for five-year-olds
X-Doria is a company we normally associate with smartphone accessories, but now it's decided to branch out into wearables. While the jury is still out on whether children should be introduced to the ...
07:56 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Ambient glasses put smartphone notifications right in front of your eyes
Still not sold on smartwatches, but want to know what's going on with your phone without taking it out of your pocket? Maybe Matilde's Fun-iki glasses, spotted at CNET Japan's Live 2014 event, will d...
06:44 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Future phones will have security measures built into the glass
The glass on your smartphone screen doesn't do a lot right now: it lets pictures and touch input get through, and that's about it. It may pick up a few extra talents in the future, though. Researcher...
05:16 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Sony Action Cams are ready to stream live internet video
Sony Action Cam owners: if you're eager to share your sporting adventures with the world, your moment has come. The company has just rolled out a firmware update for the AS100V (installable on Macs o...
04:21 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Hate drones? This system tells you when to duck and cover
While drones can be fun and tremendously useful for huge industries like film and farming, in the wrong hands and with the right payload, they still have the capacity to invade privacy. That's why a ...
03:09 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Confiscated data must be returned or deleted if it's not covered by a warrant
Picture a scenario where the government's accused you of a crime. During its investigation, law enforcement copies your computer's hard drive to look for evidence of your misdeeds (pursuant to a warr...
02:36 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto feels a 'bit of uneasiness' about virtual reality
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto may have been an initial supporter of the Virtual Boy back in the '90s, but modern virtual reality? Not so much. The Mario Bros. creator finally tried an Oculus Rift heads...
02:17 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Amazon's Fire phone, Adobe's digital sketching hardware and more!
Today, we take a look at Amazon's new handset, the Fire, go hands-on on with the $22,000 Vertu Signature Touch, learn about Amazon's new Firefly feature and review Adobe's set of premium sketching ac...
01:41 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget On T-Mobile, you can now stream music without hurting your data plan
Streaming music on your phone would be fantastic -- if it weren't for all those pesky data caps. T-Mobile's latest UnCarrier move addresses this particular pain point: Starting today, you'll be able ...
01:15 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile Test Drive lets you borrow an iPhone 5s for a week
T-Mobile clearly wants you to become a customer -- the company's "UnCarrier 5.0" move will get you an iPhone 5s to try out for a full seven days. At an event in Seattle today, the carrier introduced ...
01:07 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget The Fire phone is Amazon's ultimate hardware weapon
Amazon's first phone is finally here. But what makes it such a curious little device isn't all that (lackluster) 3D, head-tracking stuff; it's Firefly, the company's new visual search engine. Amazon ...
12:48 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget A 56-year-old prototype of the first microchip going up for auction
Without the integrated circuit (IC) basically none of the things you take for granted in your life would exist. And it's not just your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Your TV, microwave even your car i...
12:13 am -04 - Thu, June 19, 2014
Engadget You can preload all your new PS4 games starting next week
One of the roadblocks to really enjoying an all-digital game collection is that it's a lot faster to drive to the store and buy a new PlayStation 4 release at midnight than it is to snag it off of th...
11:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Austin: Engadget Live is this Friday!
If you're going to be in Austin, TX this Friday, June 20th, join us as we kick off our Engadget Live series at the famed Austin Music Hall, 7PM sharp! Come join your fellow Austin gadget lovers and t...
11:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Watch Jeff Bezos unveil Amazon's new Fire phone (video)
Amazon didn't provide a live stream for its festivities earlier today, but if you'd like to relive the unveiling of its first smartphone, now you can. The nearly 1 and a half hour Fire phone event vi...
10:49 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Harley-Davidson teases its first electric motorcycle
The sound of a Harley-Davidson roaring down the street is unmistakable, but it's looking like the Milwaukee-based motorcycle company could be going a bit quieter with its next model. The outfit poste...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Fire Phone has average looks and high aspirations (hands-on)
It was only a matter of time before Amazon launched a smartphone. In the past 10 years, the company's extended its reach from the online realm into physical hardware, and after the addition of the Fi...
09:57 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Sharp flaunts Free-Form displays for funky-shaped devices
When Motorola unveiled its snappy Moto 360 smartwatch, the first thing we thought was "how do you make a round display?" Sharp has one answer with its new IGZO-based "Free-Form" LCD prototype that ca...
09:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 402 - 6.18.14
A short time ago, your hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler celebrated the 400th episode of the Engadget HD Podcast and it was a milestone achievement. After this week, however, the show will be on...
09:06 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Watch out: fake EA social accounts are swiping World Cup fans' logins
Internet scams certainly aren't new, but they're kicking into high gear now that the World Cup has many people eager for some futbol. For example, Malwarebytes has spotted a fake EA Sports account on...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget The oPhone Duo lets you send aromas when pictures aren't enough
It used to be that if you wanted to remind your far-flung paramour of those heady, sun-soaked days spent puttering around on the beaches of Ko Pha Ngan, you had to send a picture. Maybe you'd paint a...
08:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget 'R.B.I. Baseball 14' hits Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 24th
We knew MLB would eventually bring R.B.I Baseball 14 to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but now there's an official date. Today, the league announced that the classic title is coming to Microsoft and...
07:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry is getting Amazon's catalog of 200,000 Android apps
BlackBerry users haven't exactly had an abundance of apps to choose from lately, due in no small part to the once-legendary phone maker's dwindling market share. However, the company just reached an ...
07:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin gets its first big sports sponsorship
Bitcoin is about to hit the big leagues in a very literal sense -- it just got its first major sports sponsorship. BitPay has struck a deal with ESPN Events that will rename one post-season NCAA foot...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Fire Phone has a multi-perspective display that moves with you
After weeks and weeks of being rumored, Amazon's finally unveiled its first smartphone: the Fire Phone. And, as expected, there are 3D-like features on board, with something the company's calling Dyn...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Fire has a multi-perspective display that moves with you
After weeks and weeks of being rumored, Amazon's finally unveiled its first smartphone: the Fire. And, as expected, there are 3D-like features on board, with something the company's calling Dynamic P...
06:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Firefly recognizes everything you see and hear, then lets you buy it
So yes, Amazon's phone is a real thing... and it's turning out to be quite a sales tool, too. Jeff Bezos just pulled back the curtain on the device's Firefly feature, which scans music, art and even ...
06:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Fire Phone will come with free, unlimited cloud storage for photos
Amazon just announced the much-anticipated Fire Phone, and along with some solid display and camera specs, the handset offers unlimited photo storage via Cloud Drive. In an on-stage comparison with t...
05:54 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Amazon announces the Fire Phone
Yep, it's a phone alright. Amazon officially unveiled the Fire Phone today at a special press event held in Seattle. Developing.........
05:54 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Amazon announces the Fire, its first-ever smartphone
Yep, it's a phone alright. Amazon officially unveiled the Fire today at a special press event held in Seattle. Consistent with the rumors, Amazon's first-ever handset has a 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass dis...
05:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Fire Phone has a multi-perspective display that moves with you
After weeks and weeks of being rumored, Amazon's finally unveiled its first smartphone: the Fire Phone. And, as expected, there are 3D-like features onboard, with something the company's calling Dyna...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Live from Amazon's phone announcement in Seattle!
Look, Amazon didn't exactly hide the fact that today's mystery product announcement would be its long-rumored 3D phone. But with the exception of the occasional picture, the company did a decent job ...
05:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Apple discounts the books Amazon refuses to stock
If you head over to iTunes and look for book pre-orders at $9.99 or less, you may notice something strange: they're all Hachette titles. That's no coincidence -- Amazon is delaying shipment on Hachet...
05:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Twitter now lets you share gifs on the web, Android and iPhone
And there was much rejoicing.......
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Scientists use lasers to understand how water stays liquid below its freezing point
We only remember a few things from science 101, but we're reasonably certain that water boils at 212 degrees (Fahrenheit) and freezes at 32. Scientists at Stanford's SLAC National Accelerator Laborat...
04:34 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget The man who defined net neutrality is running for office in New York
Many will tell you to run for office if you really want to change the political status quo. Tim Wu, the professor who defined the term "net neutrality," has clearly taken that advice to heart -- he's...
04:07 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget 4SRS: the FBI built a list of Twitter slang to keep up with the kids
Forget passwords: the FBI wants to crack your internet slang. Thanks to a FOI (freedom of information) request published over at Muckrock, we now know that the Bureau is TCOB (taking care of business...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Adobe overhauls Creative Cloud with new touch features and cheaper pricing
Adobe updates don't get the same amount of attention that they used to. No doubt, this is largely due to the company's Creative Cloud platform, which pushes gradual improvements to more than one mill...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Adobe Ink and Slide review: A software giant tries its hand at hardware
As big as Adobe is in the software space, the company only announced last spring that it planned to dive into hardware, starting with a cloud-connected stylus and a drafting ruler. The Ink and Slide,...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget 'No Man's Sky': the game that 'won' E3 2014
Ever heard of Joe Danger? That's okay, you're not alone -- most folks haven't heard of the motocross-based platformer, despite it receiving glowing praise from critics and earning healthy sales from ...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Surfing with GTO, the very promising future of Gogo in-flight WiFi
Let's face it: with few exceptions, in-flight WiFi still sucks. ViaSat's solution available on a few United and JetBlue planes is a step in the right direction, but even that product is inconsistent ...
02:08 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Apple TV price slashed to 79 in the UK
Apple today introduced a new, cheaper iMac, but that wasn't the only update it made to its online store. In a move that will do nothing to dampen speculation of a new Apple TV, the company has slashe...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Fleksy brings a predictive messaging app to the Gear 2 smartwatch
Fleksy's already brought its intuitive touch keyboard to the Galaxy Gear, but now Samsung's smartwatches all run Tizen, it needed an upgrade to operate on the phone maker's own OS. That's exactly wha...
01:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget US Navy wants to blast enemy drones with Humvee-mounted laser cannons
Mounting laser weapons on a Humvee to shoot down drones might seem like a military pipe dream, but the US Navy has now awarded contracts for just that. It figures that unfriendly armies will soon be ...
12:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Apple unveils a lower-cost iMac starting at $1,099
If you've felt that the iMac's baseline $1,299 price was too high, you're in luck... to a degree. Apple has unveiled a new 21-inch iMac that lowers the cost of entry to a more palpable $1,099 (899 in...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Wireless label maker is a boon for cable-hating office supply fetishists
For some just the phrase "P-touch" elicits feelings of organizational euphoria. We get that label makers aren't exactly the sexiest gadgets in the world, but like ever other gadget there is a need to...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like
With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal. After all, it's not everyday that one gets to play with a $21,900 phon...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget This robot's customizable OS doesn't make it any better at soccer
Softbank's Pepper robot is hard not to love, even if we haven't quite grasped the point of the adorable thing. We're having much the same issue with the Asratec bot shown above, also part of Softbank...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Now you can push YouTube live-events to Chromecast with your mobile device
Chromecast users have been able to throw live YouTube broadcasts to Google's streaming stick via their PCs for a bit now, but the search giant recently added a perhaps more convenient way to do that ...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget You can now push YouTube live-events to Chromecast with your mobile device
Chromecast users have been able to throw live YouTube broadcasts to Google's streaming stick via their PCs for a bit now, but the search giant recently added a perhaps more convenient way to do that ...
08:41 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Snapchat now lets you collaborate with other users on evaporating pictures
In 2013, Snapchat launched My Story for those who don't mind sharing their pics for just a bit longer, and now they're expanding that feature for those who'd also like to share with more people. Whil...
07:50 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Galaxy S5 LTE-A is Samsung's first phone with a QHD display and Snapdragon 805 chip
Samsung has just announced a special variant of the Galaxy S5 for its home market. The phone -- simply dubbed Galaxy S5 LTE-A -- plays host to the manufacturer's first 2,560 x 1,440 display, which pr...
07:31 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Twitter restores accounts and tweets previously blocked in Pakistan
Back in May, Pakistani authorities requested the removal of multiple tweets and Twitter accounts that were, according to them, blasphemous or unethical. Now, Twitter has now restored said content. In...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Adonit's latest Jot Touch stylus works with Adobe's cloud software
Adonit, the company known for its artist-oriented iOS styluses (stylii?) has just released a new model: the Jot Touch with Pixelpoint. The "Pixelpoint" term refers to the fine point 3.1mm tip that Ad...
06:03 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget This robot guard keeps an unblinking eye on suspicious activities
If ever Pepper gains sentience and starts looking for a boyfriend, Bob sounds like the perfect candidate. Just like Pepper, Bob takes on a legless, rather funny appearance (as opposed to South Korea'...
04:51 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Samsung's 'Gear VR' trademark sounds a lot like a virtual reality headset
Heard some of those Samsung VR headset murmurs? Well, you probably heard them from us, but here's the latest updates: the company has just registered a trademark for "Gear VR". The Engadget editorial...
03:41 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Google Fiber customers could get new TV boxes soon
Even as Google is planing to bring its Fiber internet and TV service to more areas, it's working on making it better. Dave Zatz points out an FCC listing for what looks like a second generation versi...
03:03 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Google search results now let you call stores from your PC
While it's easy to call a store if you find it through a Google search on your phone, it's a bit more of a hassle on your computer -- you frequently have to copy the number into your voice app of cho...
02:33 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Lumia 630 review, the deal with laser-cut clothing and more!
Today, we dive into the realm of laser-cut clothing, review the Lumia 630, break down the benefits of the recent Xbox One update and take a look at Nike's new Android Fuelband app. Read on for Engadge...
02:07 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Creating technology with amphibious ambitions
The first practical hovercraft, the Saunders Roe SRN1, was designed by Sir Christopher Cockerell. The first trials took place 55 years ago to the week, near the Isle of White, UK. The Saunders Roe SR...
01:29 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget YouTube confirms music service, will block holdout labels' videos within 'days'
The cat's (partly) out of the bag. After a string of rumors, YouTube has confirmed to the Financial Times that it's launching a paid music service this summer. It's not saying exactly how the service...
12:23 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 2014
Engadget You can now message businesses directly through Yelp
Yelp has a very active community of reviewers, giving you plenty to consider as you search for the perfect restaurant, bar or spa. While the site gives you no shortage of opinions, sometimes you have...
12:00 am -04 - Wed, June 18, 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. The non-stop onslaught of conferences are actually over, so we're back to the regu...
11:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange gets approval for US bankruptcy protection
The Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange may still be reeling from the botnet discovery that ruined its business, but it just got a big reprieve. A US court has approved Mt. Gox's Chapter 15 bankruptcy protectio...
10:46 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Surface Pro 2 prices drop in the US by as much as $200
If you've been hoping to score a deal on the Surface Pro 2 knowing that the Pro 3 is on the way, it's time to start spending. Much like it did in the UK, Microsoft has cut prices on its older Windows...
09:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Symbian was once held ransom for several million euros, and Nokia paid it
Long before Nokia took up residence at Microsoft and became enamored with Windows Phone, the company had another mobile OS to care for: Symbian. For a while, it was the most widely used smartphone OS...
09:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Online 'nanodegrees' boost your career without requiring time off
Climbing the career ladder can be daunting. You frequently need new skills to move ahead, but it's not always practical to take time off just to get some new credentials. However, AT&T and Udacit...
08:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Oxford University's smart glasses help people with partial vision see more detail
When we hear the term "smart glasses" these days, we tend to focus more on the smart and less on the glasses. Researchers at Oxford University see things the other way around: putting the emphasis on...
08:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget eBay Valet sells your stuff for you, for a (steep) price
eBay has offered Sell for Me, a service does most of the heavy lifting for you, for sometime. But, it hasn't been widely used. The company seems to think its lack of success might be a combination of...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Engadget Live heads to Seattle on July 18th!
Seattle, the always caffeinated, drone-building, Super Bowl-winning, beautiful city that coddles the Puget Sound. We had such a great time hanging with the locals last year that we're making a comeba...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget 1Password for Windows now lets you manage accounts from your browser
AgileBits isn't done sprucing up 1Password just because it released a much-needed Android upgrade; it's also showing some love to the Windows version of its secure account manager. The just-launched ...
07:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget The Department of Energy's ESnet brings blinding speeds to big thinkers
Sure, you might be paying your cable company for premium internet performance, but you don't know speed. Research scientists who have access to the Department of Energy's ESnet (or Energy Sciences Ne...
07:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget 4oD catch-up apps now support mobile streaming
While Channel 4's catch-up service 4oD has been available on mobile for a number of years, viewers were always limited to streaming their favourite shows over a Wi-Fi connection. That changed at the ...
06:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget White House helps tech startups make advanced parts
It's one thing to come up with a clever product idea, but it's something else to actually build it; it can be tough to find the materials you need, let alone the tools put everything together. That's...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Nokia Lumia 630 review: An affordable phone you can live without
The Nokia we used to know is no longer. In late April, the handset maker was finally folded into Microsoft's Devices and Services business after more than six months of courtship. Nokia wasn't ready ...
05:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget What do you want to know about ASUS' PadFone X?
When we first saw the new ASUS PadFone X, we walked away somewhat intrigued by the improvements that had been made to the device. But how does it stand up to the top phones and tablets available toda...
05:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Tune in to our liveblog of Amazon's phone announcement tomorrow!
Amazon has taken a crack at e-readers, tablets and even set-tops, so it was only a matter of time before the company turned its sights to the ripe smartphone market. Of course, we've also heard about...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Facebook's Slingshot is a Snapchat competitor that wants you to snap back
After accidentally releasing it to the world last week, Facebook has now officially unveiled Slingshot, a curious new app to come out of the company's Creative Labs division. Widely rumored as a Snap...
04:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Nike finally introduces a Fuelband app for Android
Despite rumors of the Nike+ Fuelband's demise (and a cozy relationship with Apple), the sportswear maker has finally expanded its compatibility by releasing a sync app for Android. Just like the iOS ...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Marriott and MIT want to turn your hotel into a social network
If you travel often, you know that it's hard to socialize at hotels; short of a chance encounter, you'll probably end up drinking at the bar by yourself. MIT and Marriott may have a better solution i...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget UK spies using foreign loopholes to monitor Google, Facebook and Twitter users
GCHQ, the UK's intelligence agency, has yet to confirm whether it taps undersea network cables to gather content from ISPs, but we now know how it would justify access if it did. Charles Farr, the Di...
04:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Automatic's updated iOS app tells you how much gas you've got left
Automatic brought its driving companion app (which, if you'll recall, pairs with a dongle in your car to deliver real-time driving feedback) to Android earlier this month, but it hasn't left iOS user...
04:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget The Ekocycle Cube 3D-prints recycled plastic, is backed by will.i.am
Who isn't making 3D printers these days? We've seen countless models hit the market, but the new Ekocycle Cube from 3D Systems may be the first to boast backing from both a beverage maker and a celeb...
03:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget The world's largest video game collection sold for $750,250
Remember the story of Michael Thomasson, who was forced to sell his collection of video games? The Guinness world record-holding haul was eventually snapped up for a whopping $750,250. The unnamed bi...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about laser-cut clothing
You know the intricate, elegant, classic pattern found on your grandma's doilies? Imagine that design as an item of clothing. That is laser-cut design.Laser cutting used to be reserved for haute cout...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Cloud Frame and 1TB of storage courtesy of nixplay!
Let's face it, we all probably know someone who isn't online (or doesn't quite know how to get there). So having a way to share our endless stream of food pics family photos to a frame in their home ...
02:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Higgs boson pioneers are knighted by the Queen
Two UK scientists connected to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 have been awarded one of Britain's highest honors. As part of the Queen's Birthday Honours, professors Tom Kibble and Tejinder ...
01:51 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Clarification: Does Xbox One have 10% more horsepower without Kinect?
Here's the short answer, right up front: no. The long, more explanatory answer is more complex of course.Last week at E3 2014, GameTrailers host and well-known video game dude Geoff Keighley tweeted ...
01:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Amazon's smartphone is an AT&T exclusive, says The Wall Street Journal
Tomorrow, Amazon is going to lift the lid on its not-so-top secret smartphone project, answering questions like "why?" and "how will six cameras and a 3D screen help you sell more books?" Before the ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Terrain Android launcher helps you organize and find your content
Samsung's Accelerator division has just spawned a new Android launcher that aims to help you see and find everything on your phone. Called Terrain, it resembles a stock Android home screen at first g...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget FiftyThree's Pencil stylus set to level up with pressure sensitivity on iOS 8
Even though FiftyThree's Pencil stylus can't completely replace a proper digital pen and tablet, it's at least getting better over time. For instance, the arrival of iOS 8 will finally give it pressu...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Spire breathing monitor can tell if you're stressed, relaxed or focused
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is supposed to be able to measure stress, but there's something about its "heart-rate variability" test that just isn't very convincing. (Namely, if you enjoy a brisk walk and rai...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Qplay's video streaming service is now on Chromecast
When TiVo founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton announced their curated video stream service called Qplay earlier this year, the only way you could play those queues -- or "Qs" -- on your TV was if you...
12:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Astronauts on the ISS are getting their very own espresso machine
One of the biggest complaints from Italian astronauts is the lack of fresh espresso. At least, that's according to the Italian coffee brand, Lavazza, which has an obvious interest in the matter. At l...
11:56 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Uber and other taxi apps score a victory as Seattle has a change of heart
Uber's having a pretty tough time over in Europe, but it's having a luckier streak in the US. After Seattle city council members upheld their decision to place limits on private taxi companies like U...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Garmin's new app lowers the price of premium navigation
While Garmin is no stranger to mobile navigation apps, it has continued charging $30 or more for its StreetPilot software even after breaking out some components as in-app purchases. That's a hard ba...
10:17 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Aston Martin will use solar panels to keep race car drivers cool
What's a fairly low-powered solar panel going to get you on a 600 horsepower car? Plenty, according to Aston Martin, which is set to install one of the roof of a Vantage GTE race car for the World En...
09:37 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Live on YouTube app lets you stream videos straight from the Sony Xperia Z2
So, you want to go on a trip and be able to livestream your epic adventures to friends at home or even to fans, eh? We're sure you'll find a way to do so, but if you live in one of the countries wher...
08:44 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget US government lifts restrictions on high-detail satellite imaging
The US government will now allow the likes of Google and Microsoft's Bing to use satellite images containing far more detail. Previous restrictions stopped anything smaller than 50 cm (1.64 feet) bei...
07:04 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget New emojis let you throw shade with a single symbol
https://www.engadget.com/2014/06/17/250-new-emoji/Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so a smiling, yellow face is probably worth at least 160 characters. If you ever found th...
06:01 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Jelly catches up with the rest of the internet by adding comments
Jelly tries to get answers to the questions that keep you awake at night. A question we've had since its launch, however, was why it lacked any kind of comment or thread system. Fortunately, that's J...
05:00 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Nest Protect smoke alarm returns with a lower price following safety recall
Earlier this year, Nest recalled the Protect smoke detector after it realized the product's standout feature (the ability to silence it with a hand gesture) made it potentially unsafe to use. In resp...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Parallels' new remote desktop apps let you control your PC like a phone
Remote desktop apps have an easier time working on tablets, where you have a lot of display area to work with, but they're frequently awkward on smartphones. Wouldn't it be nice if you could control ...
03:48 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget One year in, and Google's crazy internet-by-balloon project is doing just fine
Even we laughed a little when Google X announced Project Loon -- an ambitious experiment built to give rural areas balloon-powered Internet access -- but one year later, the company may have proven i...
02:38 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget This drone made from chocolate can actually fly (video)
The drone above honestly looks a little shoddy, but there's a good reason for that: when you make parts of a UAV out of chocolate, it's not going to be all that sleek and shiny. No, it's going smell ...
02:38 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget This drone made from chocolate can actually fly
The drone above honestly looks a little shoddy, but there's a good reason for that: when you make parts of a UAV out of chocolate, it's not going to be all that sleek and shiny. No, it's going smell ...
01:40 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget iHeartRadio's new "For You" feature tries to find music you'll love
Tired of picking your iHeartRadio stations based on whatever mood passes your fancy? Now you've got other options -- starting with iHeartRadio's latest update, the app will offer users a curated list...
01:40 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget iHeartRadio's new 'For You' feature tries to find music you'll love
Tired of picking your iHeartRadio stations based on whatever mood passes your fancy? Now you've got other options -- starting with iHeartRadio's latest update, the app will offer users a curated list...
12:57 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget New York law lets Tesla continue direct car sales
Tesla has just dodged another bullet -- well, sort of. Just days after New Jersey overturned a ban on direct car sales, New York has enacted a law that lets Tesla continue selling cars through its st...
12:15 am -04 - Tue, June 17, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: inside the NBA finals, France scores with FIFA's new goal-line tech and more!
Today, we go behind the scenes at the 2014 NBA Finals, learn about Earin's truly wireless earbuds, relive France's controversial score with FIFA's goal-line technology and take a look at Airdog: a Go...
11:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Tesla's Model X SUV enters production in early 2015, clever doors intact
Worried that Tesla's all-electric SUV, the Model X, might face yet another delay? Don't be. Tesla is telling pre-order customers that their vehicles will roll off the line in early 2015, complete wit...
10:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Facebook Paper adds a trending section, hopes you'll notice it
Remember Paper? That app for reading stuff from Facebook. It sure is pretty, but certainly has some issues in the functionality department. Well, last month it added some seemingly essential features...
10:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Playdate: Engadget plays the 'Battlefield: Hardline' beta on 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!......
10:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Playdate: Engadget plays the 'Battlefield: Hardline' beta on 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!......
09:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Facebook for iPad's new sidebar wants you to play more games
Love Facebook, but hate your friends' endless invitations to play Farmville? You might not like the social network's latest iPad update. According to the Facebook developer blog, the company is testi...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget What's on your HDTV this week: World Cup, 'Fargo' finale, 'True Blood' premiere
Hockey and basketball are over, but now it's time for the global game to take center stage. The World Cup started last week, but the USMNT is only just getting ready for its first game today against ...
08:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget An adorable, Wellies-wearing robot will bum rides across Canada this summer
Humans have long wondered whether robots can be trusted, but what about the flip side of that question? Hitchbot, a project developed by researchers from McMaster and Ryerson universities, will exami...
08:08 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Obama administration making the case for immigration reform with Nobel-winning STEM leaders
Nobel-winning biochemist Thomas Sdhof isn't necessarily a household name, but he is an incredibly accomplished gentleman with a delightful German accent. Sdhof took up citizenship in the United State...
07:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget 'Breaking Bad' hits Netflix in 4K today
Are you jonesin' for a fix of some new content to play on that fancy-dancy 4K Ultra HDTV in the living room? Netflix has some blue sugar for you, right on schedule. Breaking Bad hits the streaming se...
07:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Supreme Court will decide when threats made on social media become criminal
We're still waiting to see what the Supreme Court has to say about Aereo and warrantless cellphone searches, but in the meantime there are more cases to be heard! Including Anthony Elonis v. United S...
06:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Inside Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals
San Antonio is known for a few things: the Alamo, the River Walk and the Spurs. In 2014, as was the case last year, the NBA Finals saw the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs battle it out for basketbal...
06:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Internet Explorer test release lets you peek at the browser's long-term future
While Chrome and Firefox have had experimental browser releases for a while, you've usually had to wait for betas to try new Internet Explorer features. Starting today, however, you can be as impatie...
05:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget US government wants tighter controls for in-car navigation
Many are in favor of rules that prevent texting while driving, but in-car navigation is a murkier legal area -- how do you minimize distractions without limiting the ability to get from point A to po...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry launches BBM Protected, bringing secure IM to the enterprise crowd
While BlackBerry has traditionally been a favorite among business users, Android and iOS have made significant inroads into the enterprise area in the past few years -- bad news for a company that's ...
04:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget 3D printer headed to the International Space Station this August
Astronauts on the International Space Station will need to make room for one more gadget: a NASA-certified 3D printer. The device, designed by Made in Space at NASA's Ames Research Park in Mountain V...
03:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Phone-jamming cloak lets you be seen and not tracked
We've covered invisibility cloaks, thermal cloaks and acoustic cloaks. But none of those were actual, you know, cloaks. The voluminous CHBL Jammer Coat really is. Created by Austrian designers, appar...
03:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Printeer is the 3D printer your kids can use
There's no denying that 3D printers are cool. However, they're not exactly easy to use for kids -- not unless Junior has a knack for modelling software, anyway. If Mission Street Manufacturing's Prin...
02:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Court ruling could force YouView to change its name
YouView could soon be forced into a rebrand after it suffered another loss in the courts. After almost two years of legal battles, telecoms company Total successfully argued that YouView had infringe...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Samsung hints that its next Galaxy Note phone will have a quad HD display
It's no surprise that Samsung would make a new Galaxy Note smartphone given the series' very healthy sales, but just how is the company going to improve on the design of the Note 3? By giving it a qu...
01:27 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Honeywell thermostat lets you set the temperature using your Pebble smartwatch
Honeywell may now be looking to take on Nest with a new sleek and stylish thermostat, but it's still making sure that users of its other connected systems enjoy updates too. In a bid to make things a...
12:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Crowd-control drones reveal the technology's dark side
The treatment of South African miners has been a troublesome issue ever since black laborers were forced into the mines in 1894. It's led to a series of bloody strikes and protests, starting in 1946 ...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Tokyo Toy Show 2014: Robot pets, maglev toys and more!
It's our first year touring Japan's premier toy show, and we'd be happy to do it again. Among traditional wooden blocks, tricycles, action figures and card games (so many card games!) there's a numbe...
10:50 am -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Earin's tiny wireless earphones recharge while they're in your pocket
Bluetooth earbuds like Dre's new Powerbeats aren't actually "cordless." They still have a cable running from one bud to the other, which puts a limit on just how tidy and inconspicuous they can be. A...
09:14 am -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Europe and South Korea will share their 5G know-how
There's a fine line between being fashionably late and arriving just as the party's over, which is the problem Europe suffered when it came to implementing 4G mobile networks. That's why the EU is no...
08:15 am -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget This remote-controlled car moves on land, sea and air
We probably have drones to thank. They've helped the price of flying vehicles plummet from the days of gasoline-powered helicopters, but what about water? Or racing on land? For those, you might want...
06:16 am -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget France is the first team to benefit from goal-line tech at the World Cup
Well, the above image might look pretty straightforward, but when the shot from France's Karim Benzema bounced off the far post and deflected off the keeper into goal, in the midst of a World Cup mat...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Airdog drone serves as your loyal action sports cameraman
The battle in the skies this week is the autonomous action-sports drone apparently. Why? Because, what if you want to be the star in your as yet un-made aerial epic? With a regular drone that's a tri...
03:54 am -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Discussing E3, Nintendo, live streaming and more!
This week's edition of Feedback Loop is packed with gaming goodness. We discuss all the E3 things, analyze Nintendo's upcoming titles, share the worst games we've ever played and find out if watching...
02:45 am -04 - Mon, June 16, 2014
Engadget How would you change the Roku 3?
When we're recommending media streamers, our first thought is always toward the Roku 3. After all, it's got the best features of the Roku 1 and 2, a motion gaming remote and, slightly belatedly, now ...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget Autonomous camera drone lets you shoot your own action scenes
If you want to record a bike ride or some other adventure by yourself, you typically have to wear an action camera. Going that route is fine for a first-person view, but what if you want some more dr...
08:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget Want to hijack people's PCs? Pay them a few cents
Apparently, hackers wanting to control PCs are wasting their time with elaborate botnets and vulnerability exploits -- all they may really need is some pocket change. A study found that between 22 to...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget IRL: A few rounds with Babolat's Play Pure Drive smart tennis racquet
The market for connected, stat-tracking tennis gadgets has blossomed seemingly overnight. Some companies offer motion-sensing, snap-on attachments; others sell fancy racquets with built-in sensors. T...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget These are the biggest Nintendo games at E3 2014
Nintendo's in a weird place. The company's got a game console that no one's buying, the Wii U, and it's the only place to play some of gaming's biggest franchises: Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, M...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2006: Nintendo Wii
Nintendo planned a "Revolution" for your TV. When it arrived in 2006, it was a lot more fun than the confrontational term might imply. Revolution turned out to be the code name for the company's new ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Ocean Cleanup Array, ForceShoes and a warp-capable spacecraft
Innovative design has the power to save the world. Case in point: Last year, teenage inventor Boyan Slat announced plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove up to 7 million tons of pla...
11:01 am -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget Amazon lines up a drama from writers behind Braveheart and Lost
Amazon clearly doesn't think that one politically charged show is enough to counter Netflix efforts like House of Cards. The online retailer turned media producer has ordered a pilot for Point of Hon...
07:04 am -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget IMAX shows why its 4K camera could get you watching 3D movies again
Is 3D video on the decline, destined to return to the realm of novelty? Not if you ask IMAX. The company has just detailed a large-format 4K camera that could give 3D movies a (frankly needed) visual...
03:54 am -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget Someone is making a handheld Steam game system
Every Steam Machine shown so far has amounted to a small desktop PC. But what if you want to take that gaming experience on the road? Well, you might get your wish -- meet Steamboy, a handheld take o...
01:00 am -04 - Sun, June 15, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: E3 2014, getting sweaty with Sony's Project Morpheus and more!
This week, we stormed the floors of E3 2014, interviewed Shuhei Yoshida and Phil Spencer, took Sony's Project Morpheus for a test-run and watched Amazon launch its Prime Music streaming service. Read...
10:43 pm -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget Toyota's LED-lit concept car lets your kids customize the hood
If you complained about your family's drab-looking car when you were a kid, you're going to love the latest incarnation of Toyota's Camatte concept. The vehicle lets children (and creative adults) cu...
08:44 pm -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget Watch Jiro dream of sushi with Hulu's latest movie additions
Hulu is building up its fledgling collection of art house movies this weekend with a deal to offer Magnolia Pictures' catalog. The team-up lets both regular and Hulu Plus viewers watch a slew of full...
06:58 pm -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget You can now tour baseball's hallowed halls through Google Street View
So far, you've had to swing by Cooperstown to pay homage at the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- not very practical if you're a West coast fan. Thankfully, you can honor those sports legends from ho...
05:24 pm -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget This purple, talking box can save you from an accidental prescription overdose
How's this for a crazy statistic: according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more people die each year from drug overdoses than car accidents -- and 70 percent of those deaths are ca...
03:39 pm -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget BMW and Mini make it easier for GoPro to record your road adventures
Sure, you can use GoPro with any car you want, but BMW and Mini owners will have an easier time controlling the device from inside their cars. Why? Because the action camera's now tightly integrated ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: sexist video games and origins of forensic science
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...
12:36 pm -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget Xbox One July update brings help for Achievements and 'Likes' on recordings
Microsoft gave viewers a peek at the continuing evolution of the Xbox One just ahead of its E3 press conference, but everyone should get to try out the new Snap mode for Achievements next month. That...
09:07 am -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget Nissan's ZEOD RC prototype racer completes first all-electric lap at Le Mans
The 24 Hours of Le Mans (check after the break for details on how to watch, for free) hasn't even started yet and already history has been made. During warmups, Nissan wheeled its ZEOD RC prototype r...
07:33 am -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget Twitter puts tweets inside your tweets on iOS and Android
If you think retweeting's so 2013, then you may want to update your Twitter app now. As The Next Web notes, the latest version gives you the option to embed tweets in your tweets (credit Xzibit or In...
02:13 am -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: surviving Aliens on the Oculus Rift, a guide to drones and more!
Today, we fight off aliens on the Oculus Rift, meet SoftBank's new robot, Pepper-kun, investigate the reality of commercialized drones in the US and go hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Tab S. Read on f...
12:50 am -04 - Sat, June 14, 2014
Engadget Canadian Supreme Court rules internet anonymity is key to privacy
Congratulations, citizens of Canada, it's your God-given right to travail the internet as UrTheWurst420 hurling sexually graphic insults at children singing pop songs on YouTube. And, unless the poli...
11:28 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Bjork's interactive 'Biophilia' album is the first downloadable app in MoMA's permanent collection
We've seen lots of crazy things on display at the Museum of Modern Art -- a "rain room," a sex toy that works with your phone, a sleeping Academy Award-winning actress. Now you can add "iOS app" to t...
10:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Playdate: Engadget plays the Destiny alpha on 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!......
10:24 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Netflix is shutting down its API, but helpers like InstantWatcher aren't going away
Over a year ago, Netflix announced it was no longer issuing keys to its public API platform, cutting off any potential new developers from joining. That's the service that allowed third-party develop...
10:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget These are the biggest Xbox One games at E3 2014
Sure, you could spend the rest of your days playing Titanfall online, but what if you'd like to give your Xbox One something a little different to play? Microsoft's message for this E3 was clear: gam...
09:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget LinkedIn to face lawsuit for sending repeat invitations to your contacts
If you've given professional-networking site LinkedIn access to your email account, you may be aware that the site uses your contact list to recruit new members. What you probably weren't aware of, t...
08:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Can Electronic Arts make a 'Battlefield' game that works?
I stopped playing Battlefield this year. Why did I stop playing the massively popular first-person shooter? Because it never works when it launches. For those who haven't experienced the promise and ...
07:57 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Sprint will provide home broadband to 50,000 students in the US
Through its ConnectED program, the White House is aiming to connect 99 percent of students with high-speed broadband in the next five years. One year in, Sprint's making an important contribution to ...
07:24 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget FCC is looking into Netflix's issues with Comcast and Verizon
Netflix has been loudly agitating over the last few months about deals it says ISPs like Comcast and Verizon have forced it into for adequate service, and now the FCC is looking into them. While ther...
07:24 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget The FCC is looking into Netflix's issues with Comcast and Verizon
Netflix has been loudly agitating over the last few months about deals it says ISPs like Comcast and Verizon have forced it into for adequate service, and now the FCC is looking into them. While ther...
06:57 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Facebook relaxes its policy on breastfeeding photos
Breastfeeding in public tends to bring out some strong opinions: For every person who believes there's nothing raunchy about feeding one's child, there's someone who thinks women should keep it in th...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Iraq blocks Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook in effort to stifle insurgency
The Iraqi government has essentially shut off all social networking in the country in an effort to stem the rising tide of insurgent group Isis (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). The country has...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget New littleBits modules make the Synth Kit more powerful and versatile
Click 'em together, make some noise. Littlebits are like Lego for music nerds (like us). That's fun and all, but currently, once you've built your mini-modular synth creation, there isn't really much...
05:20 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Social Sweepster mines your accounts for beer pong and bad words
I must have some uncanny ability to hide bottles whenever someone busts out a camera, because I know I'm tagged in more than a few drunken photos on Facebook. According to Social Sweepster, though, t...
04:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Inside the cockpit of the '1,000 mph office'
Above is the view Andy Green will have when he attempts to break the world land-speed record in the British Bloodhound supersonic car. The numbers on the dials refer to a legend that can be found her...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Ridley Scott's 'Halo' project is a prequel to the next major 'Halo' game
In a way, director Ridley Scott's Halo-themed project, dubbed Nightfall, brings Microsoft's tentpole shooter franchise full circle. Master Chief's galaxy-spanning exploits owe a giant debt to the fil...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about commercial drones
Wondering why you don't see drones everywhere, despite the intention of Amazon and others to deliver all the things with flying robots? Here's why: it's illegal. The United States Federal Aviation Ad...
03:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Pic Nix lets you anonymously shame Instagram friends, with some help from a robot
The blight of oversharing on Instagram is nothing new. Luckily, the image-based social network gives you a very easy solution for cutting out unwanted brunch photos: unfollowing. If you aren't prepar...
03:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Pic Nix lets you anonymously shame Instagram friends, with some help from a robot (updated)
The blight of oversharing on Instagram is nothing new. Luckily, the image-based social network gives you a very easy solution for cutting out unwanted brunch photos: unfollowing. If you aren't prepar...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Firefox OS apps run like native apps on Android
The beauty of apps written for Firefox OS is that they're basically just web apps -- they're built primarily on Java Script and HTML5. That means if you can run the app on Mozilla's mobile operating ...
01:52 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Twitter expands Bing-powered translations for iOS and the web
Twitter's been experimenting with Bing's translation services for quite some time, but now it's making it available to more people on a wider range of devices. As spotted by CNET, the company has beg...
01:10 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget A surfboard attached to a firehose is a... hoverboard?
A few years ago, JetLev developed a jetpack that let users float in mid air, so long as they were on the water. Using that same principle, French jet ski champion Franky Zapata developed the Flyboard...
12:16 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Oculus game teaches journalists how to survive in war zones
You're sat in the back of an armored personnel carrier when, suddenly, something hits you and the lights go out. Stumbling out of the darkness, you emerge onto the battlefield armed with just a video...
12:07 pm -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget EE opens its broadband packages to all
After initially limiting connections to mobile customers, EE is throwing its broadband packages open to everyone. With BT and Virgin Media firmly in its sights, the company has slashed the cost of it...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget High-speed maglev toys are coming in 2015
That's what Takara Tomy's promised us at this year's Tokyo Toy Show in Japan. It had two very different maglev-powered toy sets to show off: an on the rails maglev train shuttle that apparently reach...
11:02 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget CloudFlare donates tech to stop politically-sensitive sites from being knocked offline
If protecting yourself from hackers wasn't tough enough, there's another crippling internet attack that knocks websites completely offline while you're a target: a denial of service attack. That's wh...
10:27 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Apple recalls older European iPhone chargers due to overheating risk
Apple recently launched a takeback program for faulty, third-party iPhone chargers, but should've looked inside its own glass house first. It has just issued an advisory that Apple-branded iPhone USB...
10:27 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Apple swapping older European iPhone chargers due to overheating risk
Apple recently launched a takeback program for faulty, third-party iPhone chargers, but should've looked inside its own glass house first. It has just issued an advisory that Apple-branded iPhone USB...
09:42 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Aaron Paul is messing with people's Xbox Ones
If you sell a voice-activated console, it's probably wise not to have people in your advert uttering the key phrase. Someone at Microsoft missed that point when they asked Aaron Paul to bark "Xbox on...
08:46 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget US to begin selling off its Silk Road Bitcoin hoard
When the FBI seized Silk Road and the assets of its founder, it inadvertently became the owner of one of the world's largest Bitcoin hoards. Just six months later, the US has decided that it wants to...
07:50 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Google set to launch a health-tracking platform called Google Fit
Not to be left behind by Apple, Google could soon launch its own health-tracking platform for mobile devices. Forbes reports that the search giant is working on a new service, tentatively called Goog...
07:32 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Facebook Messenger now lets you instantly send video clips
Facebook Messenger used to lag behind other messaging apps like Line or Viber when it came to sending media files. The key phrase here is "used to," because its developers just gave it an instant vid...
06:38 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget You can watch the Spanish-language version of Breaking Bad on Hulu Plus right now
Sure, via Netflix (in 4K, soon) or on Blu-ray is a good way to watch the entire Breaking Bad series, but what if we told you there was a way to experience the show all over again for the first time? ...
04:58 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget This is the next Slingbox, with WiFi in a smaller (and probably cheaper) box
Nearly two years ago when Sling last brought out some new TV placeshifting hardware we got the interestingly-designed 350 and 500. Zatz Not Funny points out this Slingbox M1 that has appeared on the ...
03:28 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Google Now tests calendar event suggestions based on Gmail convos
Google knows many, many things about you, perhaps even that you can be a bit forgetful sometimes. To help you remember your plans, the company has started testing a feature that takes possible events...
02:20 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget OnLive is giving enterprise cloud services one more try
Stop us if this sounds familiar: after successfully launching and new a video game service, a growing cloud computing firm looks to the business sector to expand its customer base. Oh, you've heard t...
01:26 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Netflix's website is suddenly sporting a fresh logo and brighter background
Netflix started tagging some of its trailers with a new logo around the start of May, and now it's part of changes on the streaming movie service's main website. The redesigned logo has replaced its ...
12:47 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Visual encyclopedia builds itself by scouring the internet
Crowdsourced knowledge bases like Wikipedia encompass a lot of knowledge, but humans can only add to them so quickly. Wouldn't it be better if computers did all the hard work? The University of Washi...
12:00 am -04 - Fri, June 13, 2014
Engadget Up close and personal with Samsung's vibrant Galaxy Tab S
When Samsung first made what it considered to be the definitive Android smartphone, they called it the Galaxy S and stuck with that naming convention for every other flagship phone it's made since. T...
11:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Amazon Prime Music, getting sweaty with Sony's VR headset and more!
Today, we demo Street Luge on Sony's Project Morpheus VR headset, break down Amazon's new Prime Music streaming service, go hands-on with Beats' new Powerbeats2 wireless buds and learn about Sony's p...
11:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Samsung sticks more colorful screens in its new Galaxy Tab S family
Thanks to the internet, we've already seen leaked images of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Tab S. So when the company announced a press event for June 12th, we had a pretty good idea of what was in store....
11:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Samsung sticks more colorful screens in its new Galaxy Tab S
Thanks to the internet, we've already seen leaked images of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Tab S. So when the company announced a press event for June 12th, we had a pretty good idea of what was in store....
10:29 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Watch a paraplegic in an exoskeleton open the World Cup -- with a kick
As promised, a paralyzed man did indeed kick off today's World Cup festivities by wearing a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton. Juliana Pinto, a 29-year-old paraplegic, was one of eight patients cho...
09:51 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget How I got stabbed in the chest at E3 2014 (an Oculus Rift tale)
There I was, impaled by an alien. I was carefully walking around a space station, with nothing more than my (admittedly dim) wits and a motion tracker, watching a large, terrifying alien stamp about....
09:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Grumpy Cat's upcoming Christmas special could be the death of cinema
Scene: a theater full of people, laughing at images of butts with farting noises played as a soundtrack. It's satire from the world of Idiocracy, but we may not be that far off -- Lifetime has decide...
08:29 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Ex-Microsoft employee who leaked company secrets sentenced to three months in prison
Remember that time Microsoft rifled through someone's Hotmail account and then claimed it was totally OK? The incident -- and Microsoft's response -- was disturbing enough that it was easy to forget ...
08:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget The Vessyl smart cup knows how many calories are in your favorite Pinot
"How many calories are in this mojito?" you ask yourself three drinks in. Or maybe you don't -- but you should. (Those cocktails really add up.) If you want to get a handle on your beverage habit and...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Are you ready for your first home robot?
The path to mainstream home robots is strewn with the battery-drained corpses of AIBO and lesser-known, Dalek-esque robots like Wakamaru. But now Japan's SoftBank, flush from the purchase of Sprint, ...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Are you ready for your first home robot? Meet Pepper
The path to mainstream home robots is strewn with the battery-drained corpses of AIBO and lesser-known, Dalek-esque robots like Wakamaru. But now Japan's SoftBank, flush from the purchase of Sprint, ...
06:46 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' has what you expect and a whole lot more
We told you that Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) existed before anyone else, but thanks to the package being officially official, we now have a veritable truckload of details about it. When t...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget The man who made the game in 'Her' is about to release a game you can play
He's fresh to game development, but David O'Reilly has already created a game you likely know very well: the game in Spike Jonze's excellent film, "Her." While that "game" was, ya know, in a film and...
06:08 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget FCC demands that states get out of the way of municipal broadband
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler got his start as a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries. So, it's no surprise that many are suspicious of his intentions and dedication to fighting for the rights o...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Elon Musk 'clears a path' for electric cars by opening Tesla's patents
Following up on his promise from a few days ago, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk just announced (in a blog post tiled "All Our Patent Are Belong to You") the company is opening its patented technology for...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Recently single? Facebook won't bombard you with dating ads (unless you want it to)
Ever liked a fitness product on Facebook, or changed your relationship status to "it's complicated?" If you have, you might have enjoyed the cold pragmatism of advertisers trying to ease your woes wi...
04:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Imagining NASA's IXS Enterprise conceptual 'warp ship'
The image above is Dutch designer Mark Rademaker's CGI design concept; created to illustrate how NASA engineer Harold White's IXS Enterprise "Warp ship" might look. White has been researching into po...
04:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Nokia and Korean carrier demo LTE fast enough to transfer 5GB of data in just 11 seconds
File this under "science for science's sake." At least for now. A team of researchers at Nokia and Korean carrier SK Telecom have demonstrated a super-fast LTE network running at 3.7Gbps -- that's sp...
03:36 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget FBI testing face recognition for finding suspects
The NSA may claim it's not collecting photos of American citizens for a facial recognition database, but the FBI most certainly is. The feds has been building what it calls the "Next Generation Ident...
03:05 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about Amazon Prime Music
Remember all those rumors about Amazon launching a music streaming service? Well, they were absolutely true: Amazon pulled back the curtain on Prime Music earlier today, which gives paying Prime subs...
02:34 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Military's 'Plan X' would put cyberweapons into the hands of soldiers
A soldier's natural home is on the battlefield. So what happens when to infantry when conflicts move online? It turns out that DARPA, America's mad science division, has a solution called "Plan X." T...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget With the PlayStation TV, Sony's going after families with kids
The PlayStation TV is a curious oddity. The $100 device, a rebranded Vita TV that's slated to launch in North America and Europe later this fall, is Sony's direct answer to the Apple TV, Roku and Ama...
01:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Console OS will let you run Android on a Windows PC or tablet
Toggling between Windows and Android on a single device? That sounds desirable enough maybe, especially the way Intel describes it, but the quest for a practical mixture of green and blue has had its...
01:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Google reportedly wants in on Virgin Galactic's space business
Fresh from its $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging specialist Skybox, Google appears to be ready to make another space-related investment. Sky News reports that the search giant is in advan...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Huawei launches an online store to sell its own unlocked phones
Remember Huawei's Ascend Mate 2? The decidedly mid-range phablet that, among other things, can charge lesser phones for you? When the company revealed the thing at this past CES, about the only thing...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Powerbeats2 are Beats by Dre's first wireless earbuds
There may have been some big changes at Beats recently, but it's still all about the headphones. The newest addition to the (ever growing) family is the Powerbeats. As the name suggests, they are a r...
12:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Intel forced to pay record $1.4 billion fine for unfair sales tactics
The European Union's second-highest court has upheld a $1.4 billion fine levied against Intel for anti-competitive practices against chip foe AMD. In the original decision, way back in 2009, the Euro...
11:59 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Helicopter drones are ready to drop driverless vehicles into danger zones
Helicopter drones and driverless cars have been doing their thing for a while now, but having the two work together in unison is not a simple task. Not to be put off by a challenge, researchers at Ca...
11:26 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Microsoft expands its pledge not to sell ads against your private data
Microsoft constantly reminds us that Google scans email in order to sell ads. Now it's adapting its policies to specifically state that it won't engage in the same practices as its rival. Well, at le...
10:51 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget How Tim Jenison created 'Tim's Vermeer'
Tim Jenison may have been behind Video Toaster and LightWave, but he'll probably be remembered as the man who proved that Vermeer used technology to help him paint. In a lengthy piece over at BoingBo...
10:09 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget 3D-printed corset turns see-through the more time you spend online
Corsets are typically used to squeeze torsos into shape, but designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira had other ideas in mind. Instead of making another waist-pinching underwear, they've designed a 3D...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget WiFi tech lets scientists monitor your vital signs through walls
MIT's CSAIL lab has just taken its very cool but kinda creepy WiFi motion tracking to a new level: monitoring your vital signs from another room. Last we saw, the same researchers bounced low-powered...
07:58 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Parrot's two-wheeled MiniDrones to jump and fly into the US in August
While the AR.Drone quadrocopter is still Parrot's most recognizable product, the company actually has other toy robots to offer. Take, for instance, the Jumping Sumo and Rolling Spider MiniDrones it ...
06:51 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget AeroVelo is trying to build the world's fastest bicycle
What do you do after you set the record for human-powered flight and bag the Sikorsky Prize by floating around in a pedal-driven helicopter? You break the human-powered speed record, of course -- at ...
06:21 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Amazon launches free streaming music service for Prime members
It looks like the rumors were true: Amazon has just launched Amazon Prime Music with a million-plus songs and unlimited streaming with no ads. As we noted earlier, the service is free to Prime member...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Sigma's unique dp2 Quattro camera can be yours in August for $999
The dp2 Quattro is a strange looking camera. Its extra-wide design is quite unusual, but if Sigma's CEO is to believed, the 29-megapixel shooter will deliver superior image quality thanks to its uniq...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Starbucks is rolling out wireless charging spots that you probably won't use
Public wireless charging stations for mobile devices may not have caught on in earnest, but what the heck -- Starbucks is giving it a go. Following a trial run, the coffee giant (and its sister brand...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's Lumix FZ1000 is a camera that wants to do it all
Since its beginnings, photo and video enthusiasts have been very fond of the GH4 camera. Now, as it looks to broaden its Lumix portfolio, Panasonic is introducing the FZ1000, a compact shooter that o...
03:39 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Chrome tool lets you see what web apps are really doing
Ever get the nagging feeling that a Chrome web app or add-on isn't entirely above board? You now have an easy way to prove it. Google has posted a new version of a Chrome developer tool that lets you...
02:13 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Split-screen multitasking on an iPad could work like this
In the run-up to the reveal of iOS 8, there was a frission of eager rumors that Apple could add split-screen multitasking to the iPad, but then... nothing. Well, the good news is that code referring ...
12:38 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: an interview with Shuhei Yoshida, a social guide to the World Cup and more!
Today, we sit down with Shuhei Yoshida to discuss PlayStation Now, watch SwiftKey lose its price tag, go hands-on with Mario Maker and explore how to keep up with the World Cup on Facebook, Twitter a...
12:21 am -04 - Thu, June 12, 2014
Engadget HP's Machine technology rethinks the basics of computing
We've seen bits and pieces of technology that hint at the future of computing, but HP has just taken a big, big step toward bringing them all together. The company has unveiled The Machine (yes, that...
11:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Getting sweaty with the future of Sony's virtual reality
The private room, elevated above the crazed throngs of E3 attendees, was dark and oppressively stuffy. Inside, Conan O'Brien lay on a beanbag in front of Sony's newest virtual reality demo for its Pr...
11:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Outlook Web App finally debuts on Android, but only for 'small' devices
Been looking forward to a native Outlook Web App for your Android device? You just might have to wait a little longer: the freshly launched OWA Android app is only available on 'select devices.' Micr...
10:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Cheap, tiny robots serve as terrain scouts for expensive ones (video)
Big robots like Cheetah and Big Dog cost a lot to make, so it would be such a shame if they get put out of commission after slipping on, say, a patch of ice. To prevent that from happening, UC Berkel...
10:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Court rules collecting cellphone location without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment
Quartavious Davis was sentenced to nearly 162 years in prison, without the possibility of parole, for a string of armed robberies in the Miami area several years ago. After having his day before the ...
09:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget A look at how 'Jurassic Park' and its CGI dinosaurs changed cinema
Here's a fun piece of trivia: Steven Spielberg was originally going to use stop-motion animation for the dinosaur sequences in Jurassic Park. That's right, one of the most iconic films in the world, ...
08:59 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget HTC One (E8) hands-on
HTC's betting big on its recently unveiled E8 by pricing it almost half as much as the similarly-specced M8 in China, so naturally, we had to check it out for the sake of curiosity. To our surprise, ...
08:59 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with HTC's plastic One: Flagship features for half the price
HTC's betting big on its recently unveiled E8 by pricing it almost half as much as the similarly-specced M8 in China, so naturally, we had to check it out for the sake of curiosity. To our surprise, ...
08:28 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Lasers could be the future of drunk-driving detection
Forget the "walk-and-turn" field sobriety test; researchers have developed a laser that can detect drunk drivers remotely. A team at Warsaw's Military University of Technology shined a laser beam thr...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Oculus VR explains why mobile virtual reality won't poison the well
With all the talk of high-fidelity virtual reality coming from Oculus VR -- the virtual reality headset company that's now part of Facebook -- it's easy to believe that the only type of VR is PC-base...
07:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 401 - 6.11.14
Has it been two weeks since we last saw you? Yep, but audio-file-munching software systems couldn't keep us away this week, so get ready. There are piles of console related tidbits on top of E3 this ...
07:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Lowe's Holoroom is an augmented reality showroom, not a sci-fi revolution
Admit it, you've seen the 'holodeck' on Star Trek and thought to yourself: "I want that." So did the folks at Lowe's Innovation Lab, but what they came up isn't exactly science fiction. Lowe's Holoro...
06:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Pinterest reaches Windows Phone, with some caveats
Microsoft has made some giant strides in getting big social networks to hop aboard the Windows Phone bandwagon, but Pinterest has long been a no-show. Today, though, that changes: Pinterest has at la...
06:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget 'Destiny' runs at a higher resolution on Xbox One thanks to Kinect changes
It looks like Microsoft's decision to let game developers access system resources previously reserved for Kinect features is already paying dividends. Bungie says that the resulting performance boost...
05:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget These are the biggest PlayStation games at E3 2014
The launch window is over. The PlayStation 4 is, for now, leading the sales charts and the best way for Sony to keep driving that momentum this generation is with -- what else? -- compelling games. T...
05:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget PlayStation at E3 2014: an interview with Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida
Sony Computer Entertainment's Shuhei Yoshida wants his company's new game streaming service, PlayStation Now, to be the Netflix of gaming. When it launches later this summer, it won't be. In fact, it...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Twitter turns off Tweetdeck to 'assess' Javascript security breach
If you're a Tweetdeck user and can't login right now -- there's a reason. The service's webapp contained a vulnerability that let it run scripts embedded in tweets; just reading a tweet could cause a...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Twitter turns off Tweetdeck to 'assess' JavaScript security breach (update: it's back)
If you're a Tweetdeck user and can't login right now -- there's a reason. The service's webapp contained a vulnerability that let it run scripts embedded in tweets; just reading a tweet could cause a...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Making your own Mario level is incredibly fun, but difficult to master
Today, I wrote my very own level of Super Mario Bros. at E3. Featuring a pyramid of goombas, several randomly placed pipes, a dozen mystery blocks in a row and countless coins scattered throughout, m...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Netflix brings The Magic School Bus into the internet era with a new series
Netflix made a big push into educational video when it picked up Scholastic's TV shows, and we now know that this effort has paid off -- The Magic School Bus has been "remarkably popular," Netflix te...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget A shampoo tycoon is offering cellphone service with built-in music streaming
John Paul DeJoria has a knack for business success in areas as diverse as haircare products and tequila, and he's now ready to dip his toes into yet another industry: cellphone service. The magnate (...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget A quick guide to following World Cup 2014 on Google, Facebook and Twitter
Like a trio of vuvuzelas, the three big internet platforms became a significant part of the World Cup's background noise in 2010. They have even more to offer this time around: Not just a multitude o...
03:27 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Greener fridges will keep cool using magnets instead of chemicals
Though modern refrigerators are getting fancy and connected, they're still just a jumble of pipes, pumps and hazardous fluids. Scientists from Canada and Bulgaria have made a discovery in the field o...
03:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget PlayStation TV coming to the UK this autumn for 85
You may have heard that Sony is finally launching the PlayStation TV (or Vita TV as it was previously known) outside of Japan. We know that the mini-console will be priced at $99/99 in North America ...
03:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Like it or not, your Comcast Xfinity router may now be a WiFi hotspot
Comcast has just transformed part of Houston into a WiFi commune by activating 50,000 residential Xfinity routers, according to the Houston Chronicle. The new service will give any Comcast client fre...
02:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Intel and San Jose's smart city will use real-time data to monitor air quality and more
Today Intel announced a partnership with the city of San Jose, with the goal of improving quality of life through real-time data tracking of air quality, traffic flow and more. The six-month pilot pr...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Here are Nintendo's new 'Super Smash Bros.' Amiibo toys for Wii U
Toy-based gaming is not only alive and well, it's expanding to more franchises. This time it's Nintendo's turn: Following the footsteps of games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, Nintendo announce...
01:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Your Chromebook now sends photos to Google+ in the background
To date, Chrome OS has only backed up photos to the cloud as long as you left the Google+ Photos app open; that's a hassle on the frequently limited screen real estate of a Chromebook. You won't have...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Intel's cable-free future will use WiTricity's advanced wireless charging
The wireless charging space recently expanded with the introduction of A4WP's Rezence brand, followed by the participation of PC giants, Lenovo and Dell. Now, things are about to get even more intere...
01:07 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Cable companies duped community groups into fighting net neutrality
Last week, it transpired that the big cable companies were bankrolling fake consumer groups like Broadband for America and The American Consumer Institute. These "independent consumer advocacy groups...
12:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Researchers write comedy rulebook for joke-telling robots
Imagine if, at some point in the future, groups of humans were force-marched down to their local theater to watch Jerry Seindroid or Stewbot Lee say "Hey, so what's the deal with humans, eh?" How wou...
12:16 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Amazon stops taking DVD pre-orders in price row with Warner
Amazon's quest for better deals and cheaper prices has seen it squeeze publishers, but it isn't limiting itself to just books. The New York Times reports that the retailer is refusing to list DVD pre...
12:16 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Amazon stops taking DVD pre-orders in price dispute with Warner
Amazon's quest for better deals and cheaper prices has seen it squeeze publishers, but it isn't limiting itself to just books. The New York Times reports that the retailer is refusing to list DVD pre...
12:16 pm -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Amazon stops taking movie pre-orders in pricing battle with Warner Bros.
Amazon's quest for better deals and cheaper prices has seen it squeeze publishers, but it isn't limiting itself to just books. The New York Times reports that the retailer is refusing to list DVD and...
11:47 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget OnePlus One gets delayed over 'security issues'
OnePlus One equals more than the number of units of this $300 smartphone that have so far been shipped to paying customers. The high-spec, low-cost Android handset was meant to launch back in May, bu...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Microsoft resists US government demand to seize offshore emails
Microsoft has filed a court challenge to a US government demand that it hand over emails from its data center in Ireland. That appears to be the first time a US corporation has opposed such an order,...
10:31 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Europe opens investigation into Apple's tax deals
Apple has said on more than one occasion that it pays its fair share of taxes, but it appears that the European Commission isn't so sure. Today, the regulator confirmed it's launched an investigation...
09:56 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Uber launches new taxi service to appease London's black cab drivers
As taxi drivers in London and other big European cities prepare to blockade streets in protest of Uber, the private hire service has come up with a compromise. Accused of stealing custom from London'...
09:03 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget If you like vibrating jewelry, put a Ringly on it
Remember HTC's Rhyme? That slightly patronizing "women first" smartphone came with hobbled specs and a charm indicator: an accessory that clipped to your purse strap and glowed if you received a call...
08:14 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Here's what made Grim Fandango a legendary adventure game
When Double Fine said that it was reviving Grim Fandango for PlayStation systems, you may have been left scratching your head. Why remake a nearly 16 year old adventure game that many of today's play...
08:14 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Here's what made 'Grim Fandango' a legendary adventure game
When Double Fine said that it was reviving Grim Fandango for PlayStation systems, you may have been left scratching your head. Why remake a nearly 16-year-old adventure game that many of today's play...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget SwiftKey's Android keyboard is now available for free
Of the third-party keyboards available on the Google Play Store, SwiftKey is among the oldest and most well-known. And although it's getting its iOS8 app ready for the fall, it certainly isn't forget...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget ITV Player comes to Roku and Now TV streaming devices from today
If we'd written Jay Z's 99 Problems, we'd have been tempted to mention that Roku's failure to support ITV Player was a bigger issue than being pulled over for doing 55 in a 54. Thankfully, the compan...
05:40 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget iTunes Radio expands sports and news offerings with ESPN and local NPR stations
NPR came to iTunes Radio in March, but at the time it was only one national station. Now there are over 40 local stations like WBEZ in Chicago, WBUR in Boston and WNYC in New York. You can pull in th...
04:05 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1320 comes to the US through Cricket, sales begin June 13th
It's been so long since Nokia announced the Lumia 1320 that we just sort of assumed it wasn't headed to the US. Heck, even when the 1320 showed up in an FCC filing we weren't convinced -- after all, ...
02:39 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget 1Password for Android can now be your only account manager
For the longest time, AgileBits' 1Password for Android was just a pale shadow of its desktop and iOS counterparts. Besides the ancient interface, you couldn't add anything -- if you signed up for a s...
01:20 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Google's flight search can now send you on random journeys
Google Flight Search is fine if you already have a destination in mind, but what if you simply want to sate your wanderlust? That's where a new "I'm Feeling Lucky" button comes into play. Hit that an...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 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. Another week, another mega show to announce the latest in consumer electronics. Th...
12:44 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Google Glass update serves up World Cup scores and faster photo sharing
Google Glass is about to get a handful of updates that should be especially helpful this summer. To start, it should be easier to share Glass photos from your vacation; a new MyGlass app for Android ...
12:15 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget What's on your HDTV this week: 'Game of Thrones' season finale
This week the NBA Finals and NHL Finals could both come to an end, but the finale we think most of you will be watching is Game of Thrones. Episode #40 is titled "The Children" and is the longest one...
12:00 am -04 - Wed, June 11, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: an interview with Phil Spencer, Nintendo's new 'Zelda' game and more!
Today, we interview Xbox head Phil Spencer, get a quick preview of Nintendo's new open-world Zelda game, watch Honeywell take on Nest with its new Lyric thermostat and drop our jaws at a $1.6 million...
11:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget GE's metallic ink can put tiny sensors inside jet engines
Embedded tech can fit into some incredible spaces, but it can't yet fit everywhere; there are places that are simply too harsh or small for modern technology. If GE gets its way, though, just about a...
10:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Commercial drone allowed limited access to fly over US land
A hand-launched UAV called Puma just made history -- it's now known as the first drone to get the Federal Aviation Administration's seal of approval to do commercial flights over land. Puma, which wa...
10:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Apple turns up its advertising push with plans for 1,000-person internal agency
Few companies have had advertising campaigns as iconic as Apple's -- from the infamous 1984 ad to the more recent PC vs. Mac commercials -- but there's a general perception that the outfit's latest e...
10:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Theater chain bans Google Glass in a bid to cut down on piracy
If you're one of the few people in the country with a prescription Google Glass headset, you might want to keep extra glasses handy for when you go to the movies. First, some guy got booted from an A...
09:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Here's a closer look at the white PS4
It's like the other one, but white. The controller is also white.......
09:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Everything Nintendo did (and didn't) announce at its digital E3 event
Nintendo once told us that if it didn't change, it "might die," but we never expected the company to turn into a puppet show. It happened anyway: Nintendo's digital E3 event was hosted by Robot Chick...
08:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget The Werkstatt-1 is an affordable, educational synth kit from Moog
Oh Moog, you make so many wonderful, noisy and (of course) expensive toys. So you can imagine how excited we were to see the Werkstatt-1, a $329 analogy monophonic synth kit that retained that signat...
08:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sorry, guys, you didn't actually crash the FCC website (hackers did)
The only thing more charming than John Oliver's 13-minute net neutrality explainer? The idea that we, his viewers, managed to crash part of the FCC website because we submitted too many comments abou...
08:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sorry, guys, you didn't actually crash the FCC website (update: maybe you did)
The only thing more charming than John Oliver's 13-minute net neutrality explainer? The idea that we, his viewers, managed to crash part of the FCC website because we submitted too many comments abou...
08:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Amazon's reportedly working on a service that connects you with local businesses
According to a report by Reuters, Amazon will launch a marketplace for local services, connecting customers with babysitters, handymen, hair stylists and more. As with its AmazonFresh grocery-deliver...
07:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Pinterest hires two former Apple execs to lead engineering and design
Pinterest is doing really well - we're talking $5 billion valuation-level well. And to cement its status as a mega-success, the site has scooped up two former Apple execs to lead engineering and prod...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Google's street art project includes over 5,000 images of murals (and graffiti, too)
There's a joke here about Google owning everything ("all your art is belong to us"?) but if you're the sort of person who enjoys looking at interesting graffiti, you might enjoy this anyway. The comp...
06:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget eBay's same-day delivery service stalls out
When we checked in on eBay Now last fall, its leaders were brimming with optimism, announcing plans to bring the same-day delivery option to 25 more cities by the end of 2014. Skip forward to today, ...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget China is the global leader in Internet of Things thanks to government support
China accounts for more than a quarter of global machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, according to a report by the GSMA association of mobile operators. With more than 50 million connections, the co...
06:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Xbox at E3 2014: an interview with the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer
Yesterday wasn't the first time Phil Spencer took an E3 stage for Microsoft to talk Xbox, but it was his first time as the head of Microsoft's Xbox division. After taking over for Marc Whitten back i...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget All the games from Sony's PlayStation event at E3 2014
Sony's E3 event didn't end until 11PM ET last night. So, just as we did with the Xbox titles revealed at E3, we're going to round up all the future games heading to Sony's various consoles. It'll bas...
05:46 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Google just bought a satellite company for $500 million
Google is in the ground, on the roads and in the skies, and now it's looking beyond, having just purchased a company that says it's "built and launched the world's smallest high-resolution imaging sa...
05:25 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget There's a new 'Doom' coming and you can see it right here
You like fighting crazy demon-robot hybrids, right? Boy do we have some news for you: video of the new Doom surfaced today. There isn't much to see at the moment aside from some smoke and grisly Hell...
05:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Oculus nabs co-founder of 'Uncharted' developer
More than a few people (including one absurdly rich 30 year old) think that the Oculus Rift is going to change the world. As it turns out, that list just got a little longer today: former THQ preside...
04:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Nintendo teases 'Mario Maker' for creating custom levels
We had a feeling Nintendo was going to announce something called "Mario Maker" -- Nintendo Enthusiast found a poster for it in the company's still-under-construction E3 booth. Indeed, Nintendo just t...
04:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Nintendo teases 'Mario Maker' for creating custom Mario levels on Wii U
We had a feeling Nintendo was going to announce something called "Mario Maker," a game that allows you to create your own levels in Super Mario Brothers -- after all, Nintendo Enthusiast found a post...
04:31 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget 'Super Smash Bros.' for Wii U lets you bring toys (and yourself) into the game
Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U isn't just leaning on your nostalgia to clinch a sale; it also has a few technological tricks up its sleeve. Nintendo's latest brawler will let you bring the character...
04:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Open-world Zelda game heading to Wii U in 2015
Last year, Zelda tastemaker Eiji Aonuma told us that he wanted to give players more freedom. "I want them to be able to explore more." Back then he was talking about A Link Between Worlds; today Nint...
04:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Open-world 'Zelda' game heading to Wii U in 2015
Last year, Zelda tastemaker Eiji Aonuma told us that he wanted to give players more freedom. "I want them to be able to explore more." Back then, he was talking about A Link Between Worlds; today Nin...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget 'Star Fox' sets course for Wii U along with smaller projects from Miyamoto
Sure, Star Fox hasn't seen a home console game of his own since the GameCube, but Nintendo has different plans for the Wii U. Time's let word slip that the Big N is releasing a game starring the anth...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Watch Nintendo's E3 'Digital Event' right here!
Hey! Nintendo's annual not quite E3 event is kicking off at 9 AM PT (12 PM ET). As usual the company isn't holding an in-the-flesh press event. So, why don't you follow along with us and watch a stre...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Formlabs' second-gen pro 3D printer is 50 percent faster
Formlabs' Form1 was a top dog among 3D printers when it first shipped, but others have stepped up their game in the past year. It's about time for an upgrade, don't you think? Appropriately, the comp...
02:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Amazon's updated Kindle apps let you seamlessly switch between text and audiobooks
It's a hulking behemoth now, but let's not forget that Amazon got its start peddling books. It never really forgot those roots, either: somewhere along the way it built its own e-reading platform and...
02:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Hanwell speaker courtesy of Marshall!
As our lives become saturated with digital devices, it's often refreshing to saunter over to the vintage side of things for a moment. Marshall paid tribute to its '60s guitar amp origins when it rele...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Honeywell's Lyric thermostat has the looks and smarts to take on Nest
Honeywell has been in the connected thermostat game for a long time now. So when Nest came along and stole it's thunder, you had to know the company would go back to the drawing board and return with...
12:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget MakerBot app lets you remotely check 3D prints in case they go all wrong
We love 3D printing, but let's face it: it's slow. Luckily, MakerBot has just given you a new way to track the progress of a printout from afar with its new iPhone app. Using the camera from any fift...
12:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Adorkable is a real word now, and it's all your fault
A few weeks ago, we brought you news of #Twictionary, a poll to determine which internet-created term would be included in the twelfth edition of the Collins Dictionary. Now that voting has ended, th...
12:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget London's Tube stations to serve up live World Cup scores alongside train times
There's going to be no escaping the World Cup when travelling on the Tube over the coming weeks. To supplement Virgin Media's WiFi hotspots, which'll let you check scores on your phone, ESPN has link...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget 370-inch TV costs more than the mansion you'd need to house it
What will Panasonic make of this, then? The Japanese manufacturer's enormous 152-inch 4K set has been superseded by a rival giant -- the "Titan Zeus" -- which is more than four times the size and tri...
11:06 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sky Sports 5 launches as a dedicated channel for European football
Sky may have lost its crown jewels to BT Sport, but the company isn't prepared to sit idly by in its last year as the UK's top football dog. The broadcaster is launching Sky Sports 5, with an offer o...
10:37 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Wearable sensor can tell you when you're dehydrated
Summer is the ideal time to frolic out in the sun, but there's always the risk that you'll neglect the amount of water that you're taking in. Sandia National Laboratories is hoping to put an end to t...
09:42 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Twitter users will pick the Man of the Match during World Cup games
When a football soccer player wins a Man of the Match award, it's a recognition of their achievements during a particular game. Commentators and other pundits are often asked to decide which of the 2...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Viber's new desktop app arrives with a huge focus on stickers
There's no doubt that people have a common interest in emojis and stickers, so Viber knows how important it is to keep that market content. With that in mind, the service is now getting a revamped ve...
08:03 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget SteelSeries claims its Sentry Eye Tracker can improve a gamer's focus
While most of us are happy just to avoid Luigi's death stare, how you look at the screen apparently has a big bearing on your gaming prowess. SteelSeries has just launched a new device to give you an...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Japanese carrier Docomo wants to move your phone's SIM card into a wearable
The Portable SIM, as Japan's Docomo is calling it, will combine your tiny mobile card with Bluetooth and NFC to make a standalone authentication device, allowing users to 'wave' the portable over tab...
06:48 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Amtrak wants trackside WiFi that keeps you online for the whole ride
To put it bluntly, Amtrak's current on-train WiFi sucks; even if you don't mind sharing 10Mbps with hundreds of passengers, there are significant gaps in coverage. Relief may be on the horizon, thoug...
05:22 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Apple starts banning apps that reward video views and social sharing
With revamped policies in the iOS 8 App Store, Candy Crush and other apps that reward you for social sharing could soon be booted. Apps that provide users incentives for sharing on social networks ar...
04:09 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's next big Windows Phone may use Kinect-like motion gestures
Yes, the Lumia 930 and 1520 are fine Windows Phones, but where's the sequel to the fan favorite, the 1020? Apparently, it's coming -- and it's bringing a clever control scheme along for the ride. Sou...
03:17 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Tesla opens Supercharger patents and more!
Today, we dive into day one of the Electronic Entertainment Expo and pore over a load of new games like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Forza Horizon 2, learn about Tesla's plan to expand the EV m...
02:50 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' coming to PlayStation 4 in 2015
You knew a new Uncharted was coming to the PlayStation 4 -- it was inevitable, really. And tonight at E3, Sony just capped off its E3 press event with a teaser trailer of Naughty Dog's next title in ...
02:44 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget 'Grand Theft Auto V' is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
If you've long suspected that Grand Theft Auto V would reach next-gen consoles and the PC, you were on the mark -- Sony and Rockstar have confirmed that the open-world crime saga is coming to the Pla...
02:32 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sony's new PlayStation Network TV show 'Powers' hits in December, free on PS Plus
We'd heard that Sony signed up Brian Michael Bendis' comic series Powers for an original TV show, and tonight it confirmed that at its E3 2014 event. With Bendis on stage, we saw some concept art and...
02:26 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Vita TV becomes PlayStation TV in the US, Europe and Canada for $99 this fall
The Vita TV is coming to America! It's just going to get a bit of an identity change first. Now the micro-console will be called PlayStation TV for North American and European audiences. The good new...
02:17 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Now beta opens to all PS4 owners on July 31st
While its E3 presser has mostly been about specific games like Little Big Planet 3 and Destiny, Sony has just given us a bit of good news about its game streaming service, PlayStation Now. Starting J...
02:16 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sony's next update for Playroom will bring custom AR broadcast sets
Sony's odd augmented reality demo/broadcasting tool, Playroom, is getting some new features. At its E3 2014 event, Sony announced the PlayStation app would be updated with custom broadcast sets, just...
02:10 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget YouTube headed to PlayStation 4 'later this year,' adds one-click sharing
Sony Computer Entertainment's new head, Shawn Layden, confirmed that YouTube is on its way to the PlayStation 4 "later this year." Layden tossed out a few stats about the PS4's social reach with game...
02:06 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget The adventure game classic 'Grim Fandango' is coming to PS4
Just because LucasArts as an active game studio is no more doesn't mean that some of its original franchises are going the way of the dodo -- far from it. Double Fine's Tim Schafer has revealed at So...
01:42 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget PS4 owners will be able to play 'FarCry 4' with friends who don't own the game
Looking forward to playing FarCry 4 with your friends? Sony says if you buy it for the PlayStation 4, you'll only need one copy between you.Developing.........
01:32 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sony announces 'Little Big Planet 3' with loads of new characters and abilities
You know you want it. We don't even have to ask, and Sony is delivering! Little Big Planet 3 is coming. The most immediately notable change is the slew of new characters, like the quadrupedal Oddsock...
01:32 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sony announces 'LittleBigPlanet 3' with loads of new characters and abilities
You know you want it. We don't even have to ask, and Sony is delivering! LittleBigPlanet 3 is coming. The most immediately notable change is the slew of new characters, like the quadrupedal Oddsock a...
01:14 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sony's Playstation 4 will be available in white this September, comes with Destiny and 500GB
Not only did Sony just announce that the beta of Bungie's next title, Destiny, is coming as a beta next month, it also let the cat out of the bag that you'll be able to get the game bundled with a "g...
01:14 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 will be available in white this September, comes with 'Destiny' and 500GB
Not only did Sony just announce that the beta of Bungie's next title, Destiny, is coming as a beta next month, but it also let the cat out of the bag that you'll be able to get the game bundled with ...
01:14 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 ships in white this September, comes with 'Destiny' and 500GB for $450
Not only did Sony just announce that the beta of Bungie's next title, Destiny, is coming as a beta next month, but it also let the cat out of the bag that you'll be able to get the game bundled with ...
01:11 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Destiny Beta coming to PlayStation 4 on July 17th
Sony's Andrew House just kicked off the company's E3 show by announcing an open beta for Bungie's Destiny on July 17th. But gamers won't have to wait until later this summer for a crack at the massiv...
01:11 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget 'Destiny' Beta coming to PlayStation 4 on July 17th
Sony's Andrew House just kicked off the company's E3 show by announcing an open beta for Bungie's Destiny on July 17th. But gamers won't have to wait until later this summer for a crack at the massiv...
12:57 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Watch Sony's E3 2014 PlayStation event right here!
Of course our liveblog is the best way to keep up with everything Sony will announce at its E3 launch event tonight, but if you want to see it for yourself you can do that too. Check out an embedded ...
12:46 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Alienware's Steam Machine starts at $549 and launches this holiday season
Alienware is no slouch when it comes to cranking out high-end gaming PCs, but its approach to Valve's Steam Machine project is a bit different. The company is looking to deliver a high-quality PC gam...
12:46 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Sony E3 2014 PlayStation liveblog!
With the Xbox One taking center stage this morning at Microsoft's press conference, Sony's trying to own the evening with its own PlayStation-focused event tonight. What's in store from the folks beh...
12:21 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget iOS 8 makes it tougher for WiFi hotspots to track your location
Apple made a hullabaloo over iOS 8's user-accessible privacy controls during its WWDC keynote, but it now appears that some of the biggest safeguards are under the hood. Security guru Frederic Jacobs...
12:04 am -04 - Tue, June 10, 2014
Engadget Bloomberg built a virtual trading terminal using Oculus Rift
No matter how many screens they add to their setup, traders are limited to a finite amount of display real estate. To solve that problem, Bloomberg LP's turned to the virtual-reality headset Oculus R...
11:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Ubisoft's 'Shape Up' uses the Xbox One camera to try to make fitness fun
"Fitness is boring," says Ubisoft's Charles Huteau at the company's E3 press event. He's right, it is: There's a whole industry growing around our attempt to make exercise fun. Huteau, however, think...
11:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget New 'Rainbow 6: Siege' is on the way from Ubisoft
Worried the Tom Clancy universe of games wouldn't be as widely represented on next-gen consoles? After giving us a new peek at The Division Ubisoft doubled up with this multiplayer match from a new v...
10:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' gets redesigned open world, ships October 28th
Earlier today at Microsoft's Xbox One E3 event, we got a glimpse of four-player co-op in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Unity. But the developer's giving the new title a proper unveiling at its own show...
10:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'Just Dance Now' lets anyone with a smartphone and internet connection join in to... dance
Ubisoft's just kicked off its E3 presser with a look at Just Dance 2015 which is -- let's be honest -- expected and not all that exciting. But the company also has a trick up its sleeve for this new ...
10:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Skype's redesigned iPhone app is all about sharing things faster
Skype has been lavishing attention on its Android and Windows Phone messaging apps as of late, but it's now time for the iPhone client to get a makeover -- and it's one of the company's biggest overh...
09:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Facebook's Snapchat competitor appears then disappears quickly, just like its messages
The rumors are true: Facebook has indeed been working on a Snapchat competitor called Slingshot, and true to its ephemeral nature, it showed up ever so briefly on the App Store today before it was ta...
09:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Watch Ubisoft's E3 press conference right here!
Seeing Assassin's Creed: Unity and The Division this morning at Microsoft's press conference was just a tease, and we expect to see much, much more at publisher Ubisoft's own briefing. Aside from tha...
09:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Secret's new Dens will keep your confessions within company walls
When you spill your guts on Secret, that post is sent anonymously to a network based on the people on your phone's contacts list, and if it gets enough hearts, it might even go viral and spread out t...
08:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Amazon takes on PayPal with subscription-based payments
With plenty of third-party sellers populating its online store, Amazon is well accustomed to playing the middleman for processing transactions. Now the e-tailer's taking that middleman role one step ...
08:27 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' trailer teases future of combat: jetpacks and robots
Miss that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer Microsoft teased at its big E3 press event? No you didn't: We have it right here. The well-rehearsed teaser follows a player through the streets of Se...
08:08 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'Battlefield: Hardline' is an insane version of cops and robbers, beta launches today
Who hasn't played cops and robbers at some point in their life? That's what Battlefield: Hardline is. Matches can handle 32 players and the portion of the match we saw at EA's press conference resemb...
07:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget DICE's upcoming 'Mirror's Edge' sequel features new parkour controls, tighter combat
Remember that Mirror's Edge sequel DICE showed off at last year's E3? Yeah, well we're no closer to an actual release date for the title, but the studio did show off some more rendered footage at Ele...
07:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'Burnout' developer Criterion is making another racing game
Criterion Games is working on another racing game; it isn't Burnout, however. This time it's not just about cars: it's about motorcycles, helicopters, wing-suits, jet-skis and ATVs from the looks of ...
07:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Bioware teases next installment of Mass Effect and new, unnamed title at E3
Prepare for a huge tease Mass Effect fans: Bioware showed off some "conceptual footage" of the game's next installment at Electronic Arts' E3 event. While we didn't get much in the way of actual game...
07:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Bioware teases next installment of 'Mass Effect' and new, unnamed title at E3
Prepare for a huge tease Mass Effect fans: Bioware showed off some "conceptual footage" of the game's next installment at Electronic Arts' E3 event. While we didn't get much in the way of actual game...
07:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'The Sims 4' launches this September on PC
You like playing with people's lives, right? When The Sims 4 hits this fall, you'll be able to take that to an entirely new level. Your virtual people will have "heart," can die of laughter and you c...
07:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'Star Wars: Battlefront' is coming in spring 2015
Sweden-based developer DICE -- best known for the Battlefield series -- is making Star Wars: Battlefront. Working closely with Lucasfilm, the game launches in spring 2015.Developing.........
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget All the games from Microsoft's E3 event
Right before Microsoft kicked off its E3 event, Graeme Boyd told us to expect games, games and... more games. True to his word, Redmond spent the full presentation talking about the new generation's ...
06:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Watch Electronic Arts' E3 press conference right here!
Electronic Arts is one of the largest third-party publishers in the video game industry, and if you aren't in LA you'll probably want a way to watch their E3 press briefing, right? Well you can do th...
06:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Soldiers of the future will climb walls like Spider-Man
The mad scientists at DARPA are encouraged to come up with crazy schemes to provide the US with an edge in future military campaigns. It looks as if the Z-Man Program, presumably subtitled "project m...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Dance Central returns to Xbox as a download-only game
Kinect may no longer be a mandatory part of the Xbox One experience, but there could still be an incentive to pick one up: Harmonix has just used Microsoft's E3 keynote to unveil Dance Central Spotli...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'Dance Central' returns to Xbox as a download-only game
Kinect may no longer be a mandatory part of the Xbox One experience, but there could still be an incentive to pick one up: Harmonix has just used Microsoft's E3 keynote to unveil Dance Central Spotli...
05:26 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' coming to Xbox this fall, Halo 5 beta in December
The next installment of the Halo series isn't coming out until next year, so there's plenty of time to revisit the franchise and catch up on the timeline. Given today's consoles, however, the four ga...
05:26 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' coming to Xbox this fall, 'Halo 5' beta in December
The next installment of the Halo series isn't coming out until next year, so there's plenty of time to revisit the franchise and catch up on the timeline. Given today's consoles, however, the four ga...
05:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Netflix will stop 'test' blaming streaming slowdowns on ISPs, for now
In Netflix's latest ISP Speed Index, it's not only tracking how well streams are flowing to customers, but has an update on the new error messages that started popping up last week. Referring to a me...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Minecraft maker's newest game blends cliffs, horses and Dogecoin
Markus "Notch" Persson is mainly known as the man behind Minecraft, but he's quickly developing a reputation for eccentric games that cover everything from speed typing to existential drama. If there...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Microsoft E3 2014 Xbox liveblog!
Microsoft's annual E3 press briefing on its Xbox business is, if nothing else, never a dull affair. Heck, last year, a car rose out of the stage! And one year, some of The Beatles showed up. What's g...
03:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Kim Dotcom offers whistleblowers $5 million to help Megaupload case
The basic facts of how Megaupload was shut down in 2012 are public knowledge. But the founder of the file-sharing service, Kim Dotcom, believes there's a subtext to what really happened -- and he's l...
03:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Kim Dotcom offers whistleblowers $5 million to help Megaupload's case
The basic facts of how Megaupload was shut down in 2012 are public knowledge. But the founder of the file-sharing service, Kim Dotcom, believes there's a subtext to what really happened -- and he's l...
03:21 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Watch the Xbox E3 2014 press conference right here!
It's that time of year again, can you feel it? It's E3! What will you be playing this fall on the Xbox One's first birthday? We'll find out today, and you can watch along as it happens. What should y...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)
Spring rains are ending; the R train tunnel is nearly through with repairs (after being ravaged by Hurricane Sandy); and we're nowhere near Engadget HQ in downtown Manhattan. Alas, it's early summer:...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget This kids blanket can stop a bullet
Throughout the history of blankets, hiding behind one to escape the boogeyman has been a largely pointless tactic. Now, however, an Oklahoma company has developed a blanket that'll protect you agains...
01:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Facial recognition software helps convict a robber
Watch Dogs' vision of a super-connected Chicago may be truer than you think. A local judge has convicted Pierre Martin of armed robbery after police used facial recognition software (NEC's NeoFace) t...
01:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget UK to introduce new road laws allowing the use of self-driving cars
Not to be left behind by developments in the US, the UK government is set to rewrite road laws to allow self-driving cars on Britain's roads. According to Mail Online, science minister David Willetts...
12:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget MIT reactor gets a second shot at producing unlimited clean energy
Nuclear fusion is the holy grail of scientists (and politicians) as it could produce limitless free energy without nasty consequences like meltdowns and radioactive waste. Though nobody's been able t...
11:52 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget O2's discounted SIM-only plans offer 4G from 11 per month
It's become a race to the bottom over who can provide the cheapest 4G tariffs. Today, O2 altered its one-year SIM-only plans, which now means its 4G tariff of 500MB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited...
11:21 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Motorola doubles the Moto X's storage and lets you try one for a penny
Motorola has just released a 64GB version of its customizable Moto X handset, and is extra keen to get one in your hands. It just launched a promotion that will allow you to put a nominal $.01 deposi...
10:39 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Tesla will open up its Supercharger patents to boost electric car adoption
Tesla's CEO has been carefully dropping hints that he might "do something controversial" with his company's collection of technology patents, and now we know what he's on about. Speaking at the UK la...
09:46 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Microsoft now selling Kinectless Xbox One for $400
One way Microsoft can stimulate Xbox One sales is to drop the price to match its better-selling rival, the PlayStation 4. After it confirmed exactly that by announcing a Kinectless Xbox One last mont...
08:22 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget EE could soon ditch Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U
A strategic shift by the UK's largest mobile operator could leave a nasty taste in the mouths of Carphone Warehouse and its new partner Dixons. The Telegraph reports that just weeks after the two UK ...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Logitech's universal remotes can now control your Sonos speakers
If you like to simplify your home theater with universal remotes, there's a good chance that you also like multi-room audio systems. Wouldn't it be swell if you could combine the two? As of today, it...
07:18 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Spotify now handles multi-room streaming on Samsung devices
If you've decided to invest in Samsung's wireless audio multiroom system instead of similar offerings from the likes of Sonos, there's good news: it now supports Spotify's Connect system. If you'll r...
06:05 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Nano barcodes can trace bombs even after they've exploded
You may not pay much notice to product trackers like barcodes and RFID tags, but they're absolutely vital in some fields; they cut back on bootlegging and help police determine the origins of bombs. ...
04:35 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget This smart hoodie lets you message friends on the sly
You don't have to be a forward-thinking fashion designer or scientist to produce tech-savvy clothing. Need evidence? Just look at the smart hoodie developed by New York University grad students Alina...
02:53 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget How would you change Intel's Next Unit of Computing?
What is Intel's Next Unit of Computing? It's far too bulky to be an Intel-hewn alternative to the Raspberry Pi or Arduino, nor is it powerful enough to be designed to replace a low-powered desktop. S...
01:29 am -04 - Mon, June 9, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: must-play video games, Netflix woes and more
June is here! Let's get this summer started with a fresh edition of Feedback Loop. Kris finds a list of video games we must play before we die; Netflix tries to shame ISPs; Tetris hits the big three-...
11:19 pm -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget Poet explains why he spammed Twitter with every word in the English language
zealots- everyword (@everyword) June 2, 2014 Approximately 109,150 tweets. Spread across seven years. Posted automatically by a bot which, each time, simply grabbed a single word from an already publ...
10:08 pm -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget Your smart TV can be hacked over the air, but it's not likely
It only makes sense that putting a TV online theoretically exposes it to hackers, but it's now clear that those hacks don't have to go through conventional internet pipelines. A team of Columbia Univ...
08:26 pm -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget What it's like to drive a Tesla Model S in the UK
In a nutshell: more fun and more practical than you might expect, despite the high upfront cost. The right-hand drive model of the Tesla Model S has just arrived in the UK and it instantly transforms...
06:12 pm -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget Supercomputer passes the Turing test by mimicking a teenager
After 64 long years, it looks like a machine has finally passed the Turing test for artificial intelligence. A supercomputer in a chat-based challenge fooled 33 percent of judges into thinking that i...
05:31 pm -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget Android can now wake you up when you're close to your bus stop
If you've ever taken the bus or subway home after drinking too much at a party, you know how tough it can be to get off at the right stop -- you may fall asleep well before then. That shouldn't be an...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Beijing's urban e-waste economy
Head out of Beijing in a north-westerly direction, and you might pass Dongxiaokou village. Perched on the outskirts of town, the Dongxiaokou is where a lot of Beijing's electrical waste goes to be fo...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2004: iRobot Roomba Discovery
Little robot helpers found a place in our hearts and homes in 2002 when iRobot introduced the Roomba. This house-cleaning 'bot definitely made for an odd addition to the company's existing lineup of ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Terrafugia, Urban Skyfarm and a motorized 'home in a box'
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.Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast in the fall of...
10:56 am -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget Scientists use lasers to imitate an exploding star here on Earth
It could be centuries (if ever) before humans can observe the behavior of a supernova first-hand, but scientists at the University of Oxford may have delivered the next best thing. They've recently s...
05:53 am -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget San Francisco takes the pain out of joining secure public WiFi
Security on public WiFi tends to be either non-existent or a bit of a hassle; it's not fun to track down passwords just so that you can get online from the street corner. If you frequently visit down...
02:06 am -04 - Sun, June 8, 2014
Engadget International Space Station beams a video back to Earth using lasers (video)
In April, NASA sent special equipment to the ISS that'll be able to test if laser beams can effectively transmit large amounts of data from space. Sounds like the project (called Optical Payload for ...
11:02 pm -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget New film makes shatterproof phone screens a practical possibility
Sure, the screen on your smartphone is likely scratch-resistant, but it still won't survive a drop to the sidewalk. However, that could all change if University of Akron scientists get their shatterp...
08:59 pm -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: Apple's developer conference, LG G3 review and more!
This week, we watched Apple announce iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, reviewed the LG G3, gave Cortana a psych eval and investigated the reality of life with autonomous cars. Read on for Engadget's news high...
07:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget IRL: Choosing the Nexus 5 over the Moto X (and the Galaxy Note, too)
I enjoyed using the Nexus 4 during my time with it last summer, but its short battery life, glass back and quirky camera behavior made it tough to truly love. The Nexus 5 is theoretically a different...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget Format Wars: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD
The format war. Over the last few decades it has played out across various forms of tech -- AC vs DC, VHS vs. Beta -- usually with fierce battle lines drawn and millions or even billions of dollars a...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget Galaxy K Zoom review: Samsung's best cameraphone yet
Samsung is on a mission to build the perfect cameraphone. Low-quality fixed lenses and tiny smartphone sensors are clearly insufficient for photography enthusiasts, but while you always bring your ph...
11:27 am -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget Alan Moore's Electricomics promises to reinvent the medium, but not too much
If you've seen V for Vendetta, Watchmen or even The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, you've encountered the work of Alan Moore. He's one of the comic industry's most prolific and influential author...
09:15 am -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget Korean protester spreads democracy's message by baloon and flashdrive
As funny as the idea of a video game starring Kim Jong Un might be, how North Korea treats its people isn't exactly a laughing matter. As a child of officials who were part of the North Korea's Worke...
09:15 am -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget Korean protester spreads democracy's message by balloon and flashdrive
As funny as the idea of a video game starring Kim Jong Un might be, how North Korea treats its people isn't exactly a laughing matter. As a child of officials who were part of the North Korea's Worke...
06:38 am -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget Apple reportedly snaps up social maps app Spotsetter
Last year, Apple bought a string of companies in an effort to better its rather unpopular Maps app, and it looks like Cupertino isn't quite done yet. According to TechCrunch, the company has also sna...
03:40 am -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget Razer's CEO is sorry for 'screwing up on anticipating demand,' wants to do better
If you pre-ordered Razer's new 14-inch Blade laptop the day it was announced, there's a good chance you still don't have it. Frustrated? Don't worry -- your voice has already been heard; Razer CEO Mi...
01:27 am -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget Hubble's latest deep field imagery is the most colorful picture of the universe we've ever taken
Want to feel amazed, isolated and inspired all a the same time? Look to the stars. Form here on Earth, space seems like and endless empty void -- but anybody familiar with NASA's Hubble Space Telesco...
12:18 am -04 - Sat, June 7, 2014
Engadget IBM's Watt-sun: great at solar forecasts, useless at Jeopardy
Pop quiz: if you worked on a research project at IBM that dealt with chewing on large amounts of data to predict how efficient solar power arrays could be, what would you call it? If you said "Watt-s...
11:12 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: life with self-driving cars, the world's largest video game collection and more!
Today, we investigate the pros and cons of self-driving cars, uncover some of the most intriguing devices from Computex 2014, celebrate Tetris' 30th birthday and learn about the world's largest video...
10:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget AT&T's prepaid GoPhone service now gets your tablet online
AT&T may want to think twice about the name for its prepaid GoPhone service -- it's not just for phones anymore. You can now bring your own tablet to the no-contract offering, with pricing simila...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget This cover of the 'Game of Thrones' theme was made with an NESkeytar
Enjoy this for what it is: a bitchin' chiptune cover of the theme song to the nerdgasm, soft porn fantasy-fest that is HBO's Game of Thrones. And, yes that is a "keytar" with a Nintendo Entertainment...
09:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Your next Uber ride could be 20% cheaper
Who would've though that an app that flags down roving towncars would blow up as dramatically as it has? Apparently every venture capitalist worth their salt. Uber revealed earlier this afternoon tha...
09:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Your next Uber ride could be 20 percent cheaper
Who would've though that an app that flags down roving towncars would blow up as dramatically as it has? Apparently every venture capitalist worth their salt. Uber revealed earlier this afternoon tha...
09:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Google and the accidental mystery of Webdriver Torso
A series of 11-second videos have been driving the internet crazy. There are over 80,000 of them, and all they show are a series of blue and red rectangles moving around on screen in seemingly random...
08:36 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Hangouts' web chat now lets you sketch messages
Ever threatened to draw someone a picture because they didn't understand you in an online chat? It's now easy to act on that threat. Google has started rolling out an update to Hangouts' web interfac...
08:12 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget HP's Leap Motion keyboard to be sold separately for $99
The Leap Motion controller is currently present in three forms: a $74.99 standalone dongle, inside the special edition HP Envy 17 laptop and inside an HP keyboard. The dongle -- with almost half a mi...
07:46 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Latest rumors have Apple's wearable launching in October
If you've been waiting for Apple's long-fabled wearable to make an appearance, you now have a time frame to (tentatively) mark on your calendar. Both Nikkei and Recode hear that the device is current...
07:09 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Computex 2014 wrap-up: Intel and co. usher in the future of computing
For the last few years, we've travelled to Computex in Taiwan to see the latest flock of Ultrabooks, with the latest and greatest models providing the biggest news of the show. This year, though, the...
06:35 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget After 54 years as vaporware, the web's oldest ancestor is released
In 1960 Ted Nelson, the man who coined the term "hypertext", began work on his magnum opus -- Xanadu. In late April, after 54 years of development, the complex document builder and viewer was finally...
06:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Did the moon spin off from another planet? German scientists say 'yes'
There are many wacky theories about how the moon was formed, including one that suggests it's actually a huge, dormant spacecraft. Of the several, slightly more scientific hypotheses, the leading one...
05:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Here's the world's 'most powerful and lightest' 13-inch gaming laptop
Following the impressive Razer Blade we reviewed last month, Gigabyte also wants a piece of the portable gaming laptop action with its new Aorus X3 line, a sub-14-inch Windows 8.1 device that claims ...
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Acer CEO: Better to make an imperfect smartwatch than none at all
Acer is in trouble, but that's not Jason Chen's fault. The CEO, who's only been on the job five months, inherited an organization besieged by a shrinking PC market and record losses. So how is he doi...
04:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Laptops to get maglev keyboards that reduce their thickness
Magnetic levitation keyboards have been around for a while, but they've never really taken off, or floated our boats, or attracted much atten... Anyway, a Taiwanese manufacturer called Darfon is pers...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Baby steps toward better wearables at Computex 2014
Google's latched on to Diane Von Furstenberg as the solution for making Glass fashion-forward, unveiling a collection of frames made by the famed Belgian designer last week. While it remains to be se...
03:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Tesla can resume New Jersey sales after ban is overturned
Tesla needn't be furious with New Jersey anymore, a new bill has passed lifting a ban on direct-to-customer sales in the state. After Governor Chris Christie assisted the Motor Vehicle Commission in ...
03:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Tesla may soon resume New Jersey sales after ban is overturned
Tesla needn't be furious with New Jersey anymore after a new bill has passed that could lift of a ban on direct-to-customer sales in the state. After Governor Chris Christie assisted the Motor Vehicl...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about self-driving cars
A few months back at CES, I found myself at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as a guest at BMW's "Highly Autonomous Driving" demo. While our cameraman set up his gear and I pondered what I was going to s...
02:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Delivering crew to the ISS
The Soyuz-FG rocket booster and Soyuz TMA-13M space ship are shown here on a long exposure image of the launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The cargo? Three astronauts headed to the Inte...
02:13 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Plain old gravel could hold the key to greener power stations
Renewable energy is getting better all the time, but no-one's yet worked out a good way to store the juice for those cloudy, windless days. Batteries do work, but given the high cost of swapping out ...
01:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget The world's largest video game collection just went up for auction
Meet Michael Thomasson. He's a 31-year-old video game historian who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest video game archive. Now he wants someone else to have it. Thomasson admits that he'...
01:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 064 - 6.6.14
Dan goes freestyle this week in order to liven up the joint, boost morale and woo another age bracket of listenership, perhaps. His wild stylings are nothing compared to the crew's speculation about ...
01:14 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Watch a man jump off a 45-story building, thankfully wearing a jetpack
Testing a jetpack is one thing. Testing it by jumping off a 45-story building, way up above the zero-bounce concrete streets of Denver, Colorado -- well, that requires some rock-hard fuel tanks.......
12:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget When a meme goes too far, someone makes a Hodor keyboard
It was Shakespeare who said "brevity is the soul of wit," and you won't find a better champion of that statement than Hodor. The gentle giant from Game of Thrones can express seemingly anything using...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win an iPad Air courtesy of Misco
You lucky devils, you. Last week you were in with a chance of winning a free Galaxy S5, and today we've only gone and got ourselves an iPad Air to send someone's way. It wouldn't be possible without ...
12:11 pm -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Happy 30th birthday, Tetris
It's been 30 years since Alexey Pajitnov crafted the world's most popular game of all time, while as an employee of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Tetris spent the next 10 years bouncing o...
11:40 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Huawei's first octa-core chip promises faster LTE than its rivals
While MediaTek's trotting its way into the premium smartphone market with an LTE octa-core chip later this year, Huawei's creeping up right behind with its own octa-core offering. Like Samsung's newe...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Vodafone admits some governments have free reign to eavesdrop on calls
Gone are the days when we thought governments could only access our phone calls through official, naive-sounding procedures like "warrants." Nevertheless, it's only now, after the whole Snowden / NSA...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Vodafone admits some governments have free rein to eavesdrop on calls
Gone are the days when we thought governments could only access our phone calls through official, naive-sounding procedures like "warrants." Nevertheless, it's only now, after the whole Snowden / NSA...
10:32 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Live-tweets narrate the D-Day landings exactly as they happened
To mark the anniversary of the Allied invasion of Western Europe on June 6, 1944, one Twitter account is sharing the events exactly as they happened exactly 70 years ago. The UK's National Archives h...
09:56 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Yahoo to strip Facebook and Google logins from Flickr starting June 30th
Yahoo's slowly been closing off third-party logins for its web services, but it's now turning its attention to one of its most-established communities: Flickr. The Next Web reports that the company h...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Cable companies are reportedly funding fake consumer groups to attack net neutrality
The public wants net neutrality so badly that it broke the FCC's website. But can the weighty voice of the people combat well-funded astroturfing? VICE believes that the nation's cable companies are ...
08:24 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget TechCrunch: Amazon's first phone uses 'Okao Vision' for 3D effects
Amazon's June 18th event is still mostly shrouded in mystery, but general consensus is that the e-commerce giant is releasing a phone of its own with an interactive 3D interface. Now, TechCrunch clai...
07:40 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget 'Orange Is The New Black' season two is ready for streaming on Netflix
House of Cards is often recognized as Netflix's flagship original, but there's another award-winning show that's returning for a second season: Orange Is The New Black. Piper Chapman's prison-based p...
06:34 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Connected car model gives us a glimpse of the automobiles of the future
Your dream car is (choose one):A.) A bumper-to-bumper candy-color paint-job, ostrich seats and 22-inch chrome rims.B.) One with everything connected cars can offer, such as in-car 4G LTE and WiFi.If ...
05:11 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Google and Twitter join forces for disaster alerts
Google's and Twitter's relationship has been a bit rocky since the former launched a social network of its own, but, for the greater good, that's changing. When a "more extreme" natural disaster stri...
04:01 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Dyson's Motorhead cordless vacuum challenges your classic upright
Like many companies, when Dyson's not trying to develop a genre-busting product, it's usually at the drawing board fine-tuning existing lines. That's certainly the case with its recent twist on the D...
03:01 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget University of Michigan will open fake city to test self-driving cars this fall
The University of Michigan will open the doors to its unique Mobility Transformation Facility this fall to test automated and wirelessly connected vehicles. The 32-acre research center will give rese...
02:43 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Google Play Movies & TV gets offline viewing on Chromebooks, info cards in Chrome browsers
Google has unleashed a Chrome add-on for the video on-demand arm of its Play store, a move that also to combat the notion that Chromebooks die and wither away from internet connections. Just as promi...
01:52 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget OpenSSL bug allows hackers to see private communication
The world hasn't yet recovered from the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL and now there's news of a new bug affecting the popular open-source security package. This recently announced, and already ...
12:42 am -04 - Fri, June 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: LG G3 review, Xbox One performance and more!
Today, we review LG's latest handset, gain insight into how significantly the Kinect affects the Xbox One's performance, go hands-on with Google's secretive 3D-mapping tablet and learned about the Sa...
11:55 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Healthcare.gov revamp promises simpler sign-ups
It's almost universally accepted that Healthcare.gov's launch was an absolute nightmare. The next iteration may very well not be, thanks to the new blood that's been working tirelessly on a redesign ...
11:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Canon serves up its own cloud-based image repository
We're shooting images with DLSRs, point-and-shoots, GoPros and smartphone cameras these days, so keeping all of those snaps in one place can be a chore. Looking to help ease the workflow, Canon has i...
10:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget GOG is launching its own PC game platform and client, but it's optional
Anyone who's ever bought a game on Steam or Origin is familiar with the concept of a desktop client, but what if managing your game library through a piece of software was merely an option instead of...
10:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Good Old Games is taking on Steam with an (optional) PC service of its own
Anyone who's ever bought a game on Steam or Origin is familiar with the concept of a desktop client, but what if managing your game library through a piece of software was merely an option instead of...
10:07 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Tinder takes on Snapchat with self-destructing photo feature Moments
Tinder figured out a way to make casual, location-based hookups a little less creepy. But apparently connecting you with someone 30 feet away who just happens to like the cut of your jib isn't enough...
10:07 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Tinder takes a hint from Snapchat with self-destructing photo feature Moments
Tinder figured out a way to make casual, location-based hookups a little less creepy. But apparently connecting you with someone 30 feet away who just happens to like the cut of your jib isn't enough...
09:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Richard Dawkins blames fairy tales for making kids unscientific
What sort of grumpy academic would pick a fight with Santa Claus? Well, actually, not Richard Dawkins. The prominent zoologist, atheist and skeptic is no stranger to controversy, but his recent, wide...
09:07 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget EU court rules that reading online news doesn't violate copyright
You probably didn't know it, but the legality of what you're doing right now has been a hotly debated issue in EU courts -- reading articles online. For the last four years the Public Relations Consu...
08:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget KitKat is now on nearly 14 percent of Android devices
You know how Apple was keen to point out that only 9 percent of Android users (technically, 8.5 percent) were running KitKat in May? Well, that figure's now out of date. Google has published fresh us...
08:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Angry owl is angry: ASUS does a badass gaming headset
When ASUS announced its new mainstream gaming sub-brand Strix two weeks ago, it also unveiled the Strix Pro gaming headset which, to be frank, didn't look that good in the official renders. Luckily, ...
07:52 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget In-flight WiFi to be available across Europe by 2017
In-flight internet is readily available across the US, but that type of connectivity is almost unheard of in Europe. Regulators are coming 'round to the idea, and seeing an untapped opportunity, Inma...
07:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Aereo finally brings live television to your $35 Chromecast
Heads up, cord-cutters: those of you who own Chromecasts and live where streaming startup Aereo operates can now use both to bring live TV to your, well, TV. All it takes (besides the prerequisite ha...
07:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Verizon slaps Netflix with cease and desist letter over error message (Update: Netflix responds!)
In this digital age, it can be nice to receive a letter. Not so much if you're Netflix, and the letter is a cease and desist from an angry Verizon. The contents of said letter are in relation to clai...
06:47 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget New Kinect for Windows is now available for pre-order, costs $199
If you've been jonesing to snag the new Kinect sensor for Windows, you can now get one -- well, almost. Microsoft has just made its latest Kinect for Windows available for pre-order for only $199.99 ...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Iconic album covers reimagined with the help of emoji
Some folks like to pass the time with a playlist or TV show while getting a treadmill workout in, but for musician Wesley Stace, it was the perfect time to recreate highly-recognizable album covers. ...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Preparing for a solar-powered flight around the world
Earlier this week, the second Solar Impulse aircraft embarked on its maiden voyage over Payerne, Switzerland. Solar Impulse 2 hopes to expand on the success of its predecessor, and make an around-the...
05:34 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Xbox One controllers now work with your PC
The Xbox One controller is a wonderful piece of gear, so it's natural that people would want to use it with PC games, too. Right on schedule, but perhaps a year too late, Microsoft is now offering th...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget LG G3 review: the company's best phone yet
Bigger, higher resolution, simpler to use. That's how we described LG's latest flagship, the G3, when we finally got our hands on it last week. The headline feature is, without a doubt, that Quad HD ...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Watch NASA launch its hypersonic LDSD this afternoon
In preparation for a potential trek to Mars, NASA's launching its UFO-like low density supersonic decelerator into the stratosphere to simulate an arrival on the red planet. The best part? You can tu...
04:36 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Tech CEOs push US Senate for stronger surveillance reform
The CEOs of AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo! all agree: more needs to be done to reform the government's snooping capabilities. That's the thrust of a le...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Google's secretive 3D-mapping project now has a tablet: here it is
Comprehending the world around us is something we humans take for granted, but it's not so easy for our technology. Sure, autonomous robots and military-grade research labs have hardware that can app...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Asia's biggest tech show is ASUS' show
While covering Computex 2014 this year, we saw ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih take to the stage no-less than three times. Granted, two were to showcase his company's seemingly limitless product launches, ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget LaCie's popular portable drive adds more convenience and durability
Who hasn't misplaced an accessory cable at one time or another. We've all been there. Well, to combat that issue with it's popular orange-draped Rugged portable drive, LaCie has built it right in. A ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Stir's 'smart desk' now works with Fitbit, shows how many calories you've burned while standing
Remember the Stir Kinetic, that $3,890 "smart desk" we showed you last fall? You know, the sleek-looking one made by someone who used to work on Apple's iPod team? Yep, that's the one. In any case, i...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Intel: Where we're going, we don't need cables
If you ask us, Intel's "Llama Mountain" design -- a PC even thinner than the iPad -- is already pretty futuristic. "Futuristic" might be an inaccurate word, though, considering that thing (or devices...
02:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Barnes & Noble teams up with Samsung for its newest Nook tablet
It's no secret that Barnes & Noble has been trying to save money by offloading its tablet development to someone else, but more than a few people expected that "someone" to be Microsoft. Mmm, not...
01:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Philips helps to re-create Times Square in a Moscow shopping mall
Russia and the US may not be best buds right now, but that hasn't stopped the former building a homage to one of New York's famous landmarks in its newest shopping mall. The VEGAS Crocus City teamed ...
01:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Pebble update lets you pump up the jam from your wrist
The Pebble smartwatch nicely alerts you to most of your smartphone's activities, but it's pretty limited in controlling it -- there are just a few functions, like music track skipping. A new 2.2 firm...
12:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Microsoft admits the Xbox One performs better without Kinect
Prepare to be confused: Despite everything we've heard about the Xbox One's Kinect sensor containing its own onboard processor, so that it doesn't burden the main console with voice- and image-recogn...
12:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Microsoft admits the Xbox One performs better without Kinect features
Prepare to be confused: Despite everything we've heard about the Xbox One's Kinect sensor containing its own onboard processor, so that it doesn't weigh down the main console with voice- and image-re...
12:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Microsoft says developers can eke more power out of Kinect-free Xbox Ones
Prepare to be confused: Despite everything we've heard about the Xbox One's Kinect sensor containing its own onboard processor, so that it doesn't weigh down the main console with voice- and image-re...
12:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Microsoft lets Xbox One devs turn off Kinect for a power boost
Prepare to be confused: Despite everything we've heard about the Xbox One's Kinect sensor containing its own onboard processor, so that it doesn't weigh down the main console with voice- and image-re...
12:26 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Intel's super-thin 'Core M' tablets will be cheaper than you think
It's OK if you're not a chip geek: All you need to know is that Intel's 7.2mm-thick reference PC was the most important thing we saw this week at Computex. Designed for 2-in-1's, the company's Core M...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Sainsbury's teams up with Google to stop you wasting food
It turns out that us Brits are a wasteful bunch. Studies suggest we're throwing out as much as 60 worth of food and drink each month when we could be putting it to better use. Instead of trying to co...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Edyn's smart gardening system gives your plants exactly what they need
Smart home gardening devices frequently tell you that your plants need a little TLC, but they don't always deliver it; you frequently have to bring out a hose or watering can. If Edyn successfully fu...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget UK plans to lock up cyberattackers for life
The Queen's speech is that moment when the government asks an 88-year-old to read out its legislative agenda for the forthcoming year. This time out, Her Majesty has got hackers in her royal sights, ...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Freeview planning to kill YouView with a new connected TV service
All's fair in love and war, especially if you're a major UK broadcaster. Once big investors in YouView, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have agreed plans to kill the service they helped create by doubling...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget These VR gloves will let you control Oculus and more for $350
With the sale of Oculus Rift to Facebook for $2 billion, virtual reality has officially become very interesting for developers. One of the companies trying to ride that wave is Control VR, which is r...
10:37 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget BBC to test 4K broadcasts of World Cup matches, but you can't watch them
UHD TVs are starting to make more sense now compatible content's slowly appearing. Traditional broadcasters can't react as quickly as streaming services to adopt the new format, but some are showing ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Is this NVIDIA's next Shield handheld console?
A while back, NVIDIA's CEO gave us a not-so-subtle hint that the next Shield handheld was close to release. The picture above goes a long way to backing that up. It's from an official FCC filing for ...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Telescopes spot an explosion that took place just after the Big Bang
Space is vast. So vast, in fact, that if a sun exploded shortly after the Big Bang, the light from the fire would have only brushed the Earth's surface in the last few months. One such gamma-ray burs...
08:54 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Argue about the offside rule in Portuguese with Rosetta Stone's Futebol app
We're big fans of Football English Soccerball, but even we aren't hardcore enough to be able to discuss the technicalities of the game in Portuguese. Thankfully, and just in time for the World Cup, R...
08:34 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Three extends free roaming to France and four other countries
Not content with offering free roaming to customers travelling in the US and other far-away locales, Three has extended its Feel At Home service to five countries a little closer to home. From July 1...
07:41 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Take a sunny Street View tour of Brazil's World Cup stadiums
If heading out to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil weighed too heavy on your wallet, Google's latest Maps update might help you experience some of the ftbol magic from the comfort of your own home. With ...
06:56 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Study: NASA can't afford a trip to Mars, but deserves the cash to do it
It's no secret that NASA's long-term goal is to get people to Mars. But how realistic is that objective, really? Unfortunately, the prospects aren't looking good right now. The National Research Coun...
05:44 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Computer trickery makes these shadows 'dance'
You know how to turn crooked vases into an interesting art installation that remind us of Beauty and the Beast's singing pots and candlesticks? We'd like to say magic, but since we don't live in a Di...
04:29 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Softbank has robot customer service reps that recognize emotions, still can't credit your bill
Japanese telecom Softbank and its CEO Masayoshi Son have never been afraid to push the envelope, and now the exec is presenting a new development: robots. Presented at a press conference going on rig...
04:29 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Softbank's 'Pepper' robot understands feelings, will cost less than $2,000 next year
Japanese telecom Softbank and its CEO Masayoshi Son have never been afraid to push the envelope, and now the exec is presenting a new development: robots. Presented at a press conference earlier toda...
02:46 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget This is the wild work of art the internet asked for
The internet produces some strangely wonderful things when you ask it for input -- just ask anyone who saw Twitch play Pokmon. If you need more proof, though, you don't need to look any further than ...
02:10 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Samsung Z is Galaxy on the outside, Tizen on the inside
While Samsung has been a loyal proponent of Android for quite some time, it's also spent the past few years cooking up its own open-source mobile operating system called Tizen. After several prototyp...
12:49 am -04 - Thu, June 5, 2014
Engadget Route-tracing robot shows where bike lanes should be
Tired of having to share the road with cars while you're biking? You're not alone. The marketers at Radwende have built a route-tracing art robot to make a case for more bike lanes in Wiesbaden, a Ge...
11:54 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Rezence wireless charging standard now supports laptops and tablets
Wireless charging is a technology often reserved for smaller devices -- smartphones, watches and electronic toothbrushes -- but that's about to change. The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) just upd...
11:54 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Lenovo and Dell back effort to bring wireless charging to laptops and tablets
Wireless charging is a technology often reserved for smaller devices -- smartphones, watches and electronic toothbrushes -- but that's about to change. The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) just upd...
11:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget BBC: YouTube's new music service is shortchanging independent acts
Who's going to argue that stuffing a veritable world of music in your pocket isn't awesome? Probably very few. One of the downsides to the digital age, though, is that musicians often get the short e...
10:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: inside the mind of Cortana, a desk/PC hybrid and more!
Today, we give Microsoft's Cortana a psych eval, take a closer look at Lian Li's desk/PC hybrid, go hands-on with the MSI GT70 Dominator and learn about the HP's latest slate, the Pro x2 612. Read on...
10:16 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Toshiba stuffs Windows into a 7-inch tablet, whether you want it or not
There's no shortage of 8-inch Windows tablets on the market right now, but Microsoft and its partners are pushing ahead with plans to shrink the OS even further. A Redmond executive at Computex has j...
09:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Virtual reality training for rescuers may save your life in a crisis
While some soldiers have virtual reality training to familiarize themselves with the battlefield, paramedics and other rescuers are out of luck; their first crisis is frequently all too real. Intelli...
09:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Watch this: Robot arm composes intricate 3D light paintings
What happens when you outfit a robot arm used for manufacturing with RGB LEDs? Well, lots of things we'd surmise, but super detailed 3D light paintings are but some of the possibilities. A pair of hu...
08:53 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Sony's $99, life tracking SmartBand lands in the US
Let's flash back to the heady days of CES 2014, shall we? Sony embraced the wearable bandwagon (again) with the "tiniest gadget" it's ever made, and now the Americans reading this can go out and nab ...
08:53 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Sony's $99 life-tracking SmartBand lands in the US
Let's flash back to the heady days of CES 2014, shall we? Sony embraced the wearable bandwagon (again) with the "tiniest gadget" it's ever made, and now the Americans reading this can go out and nab ...
08:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Amazon's likely announcing its new phone on June 18th
What has six cameras, a large screen and tracks your head? Amazon's new phone, probably. The company's first handset has been long rumored and occasionally leaked, but now the company seems ready to ...
08:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Amazon's likely announcing its new phone on June 18th (update: yep, it's a phone)
What has six cameras, a large screen and tracks your head? Amazon's new phone, probably. The company's first handset has been long rumored and occasionally leaked, but now the company seems ready to ...
07:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Apple's new Lightning spec allows for smarter, better-sounding headphones
When Apple first unveiled its Lightning connector, there was a debate about whether or not it was needed at all: what can this proprietary tech do that standard micro-USB can't? Well, it looks like w...
07:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Wallpaper lets your friends borrow e-books from real-world shelves
As convenient as e-books may be, lending them to friends is a headache; copyright woes notwithstanding, it's simply hard to show what you have on offer. Vodafone Romania just made things a bit easier...
06:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Create your own 'Toy Story' sequel with free tools from Pixar
Renderman is the in-house software that Pixar uses to produce its amazing animated films, oh, and Cars. The studio charges a pretty penny to license it out to its rivals, but doesn't feel that hobbyi...
06:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget The PhoneStation uses your smartphone as a head-mounted display
You'll find plenty of knock-off wearables at a trade show like Computex, but there are always a few gems mixed in among the boring copy cats. Exhbit A: View Phone Technology, a little-known Taiwanese...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget MSI GT70 Dominator review: everything it's supposed to be, not much else
Thin and light gaming notebooks may be a new trend, but they're by and large the exception. Traditional gaming rigs look more like MSI's GT70 Dominator: large, heavy and questionably portable. It's a...
05:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Scientists solve solar energy's burning question: how to make it cheaper than fossil fuels
In a fight between solar and fossil fuels, the latter has always had a killer question up its sleeve: "What about supercritical steam?" That's the method by which the most advanced power stations gen...
05:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Departing Samsung exec dares to criticize his own products
Samsung's former head of TV innovation, Richard Bullwinkle, insists he's still on good terms with his old employer. But that could change when the company discovers what he really thinks about its sm...
04:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Gun company figures out how to shoot around corners using Google Glass
TrackingPoint is a startup that's building smart weapons, like rifles with targeting scopes that'll turn a rank amateur into a crack sniper. Now, the company is working on ShotView, a system that'll ...
04:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Xbox One getting Twitter, Vine, and HBO Go by year's end
There you were, using your Xbox One, thinking how much you'd like to watch a variety of six second video clips. Right? Maybe? Okay, maybe you were using your Xbox One, thinking how much you'd like to...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget The man behind Words with Friends is creating a VR game, partnering with Oculus
It looks like dogfighting in spaceships isn't the only virtual reality experience being co-published by Oculus VR. The creative lead behind mobile hit Words with Friends, Paul Bettner, has a new stud...
03:58 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Trade your DSLR today to celebrate Samsung's 'Ditch Day'
Been eyeing Samsung's new NX30 mirrorless camera? Well, if you live in New York City and can make it to 42-43 Broadway Plaza in Times Square between noon and 6PM, it might be your lucky day. Thanks t...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Google Maps easter egg lets you plan journeys with Nessie and dragons
Google took its sweet time adding almost UK-wide journey planning to Maps, and perhaps it could've done so quicker if it wasn't so busy building easter eggs into the feature. It's been discovered tha...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget E Ink's working on a smartwatch with a full wraparound display
E Ink's perhaps best known for its e-reader displays, such as the Pearl used in Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite, but the company's black and white panels can also be found in a variety of smartwatches, fr...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Her name is Cortana. Her attitude is almost human.
She was modeled after real-life personal assistants. She is the product of two years of work, and a large team of scientists and product managers. She has video game origins. She is Microsoft's respo...
02:28 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Keurig's coffee copy protection should take just months to crack
Much like printer makers barring cheap ink, Keurig is using elaborate methods to block third-party coffee pods; its upcoming Keurig 2.0 machine will have cameras that read tags and limit you to offic...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget This $295 battery-powered unicycle could replace your Segway
Ah, the sweet memory of learning to ride a bike with training wheels! My hands are sweaty, and my ego a bit damaged after spending a half-hour learning to ride a battery-powered unicycle called the P...
01:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget SiME Google Glass knock-off is held together with Scotch Tape
It's not exactly a good sign when your product's being held together with Scotch Tape. But that's actually one of the main points of distinction between the SiME Smart Glass and Google's version of t...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget ITV channels come to Sky Go in time for the World Cup
It's hard to sniff at Sky Go, the service that lets you watch live TV on computers and mobile devices when out of set-top box range. Free to Sky subscribers, its main weakness is a limited channel se...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget An up close look at the giant gaming PC that's also a desk
Lian LI usually deal in computer towers, but they occasionally dabble in incredible (or mad) desks built specifically to house desktop PCs. We even got to see one of these monstrosities in person, th...
12:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget NASA readies Mars 'flying saucer' for risky hypersonic flight test
The wispy atmosphere of Mars is 99 percent thinner than Earth's -- not great for slowing down space ships or metorites. NASA's testing a way to make it work, however, using a helium balloon, rockets ...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Watch strap batteries could double the life of your wearable
Smartwatches are starting to look a whole lot better, but their still liable to run out of juice in mere days. A flexible battery manufacturer here at Computex reckons its thin, flexible lithium cera...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Relish drops the landline to offer 'fibre-fast' broadband without the hassle
UK broaband is in a state of flux. Fixed-line providers like BT and Virgin are expanding their services to deliver super-fast broadband into homes. Elsewhere, operators including EE, Vodafone and Thr...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin rival rewards you for archiving history instead of doing useless math
Other than generating lucre, Bitcoin mining does nothing but waste of time and energy. That's why researchers from Microsoft and the University of Maryland have developed "Permacoins" which reward yo...
10:41 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget MIT's robotic limbs pave the way for real-life Doc Ock (video)
Two groups of MIT scientists are working on robotic limbs, which when worn together can make you look like one famous comic book villain: Doctor Octopus. Unlike prosthetic limbs developed to replace ...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget China's state media wants Apple and Google to be 'severely punished' for NSA spying
Today has seen a sudden spike in anti-American sentiment in Chinese state-owned media, with Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook all being described as "pawns" of the US government (aka the "high-le...
09:19 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Tizen graduates from phone to television with smart TV prototype
Yesterday, Samsung released a developer kit that shows it's planning on releasing a version of its open-sourced Tizen platform to run on smart TVs, not just wearables and smartphones. At the Tizen De...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Fans streamed 2.4 billion hours of competitive gaming last year
We've known that streaming game video from the likes of Twitch has been popular, but the extent of it hasn't exactly been clear. Last year 2.4 billion hours were spent watching competitive gaming (eS...
07:29 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget CreoPop lets you draw in three dimensions without that plastic smell
First TVs, then printers -- now even pens are producing content in 3D. It's truly a mad world, but at least our universe is still ripe for innovation. Introducing the CreoPop 3D Pen, a wieldable prin...
06:22 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Life-saving vest shocks wearers' hearts to keep them alive
Apparently, 20 percent of patients who need to wear defibrillators don't actually keep them on at all times -- even if they mean the difference between life and death. So, a group of biomedical engin...
05:43 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Xbox One June update arrives so you can drop the nickname and add storage
Whether or not we love the update process, we're quickly getting used to the rapid pace of improvements coming to Microsoft's Xbox One. After the usual beta period, the promised June update is here, ...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget HP's Pro x2 612 laptop-tablet hybrid brings pen support, a sturdy keyboard
If you read our Surface Pro 3 review, you know we recommend it, but only for a certain kind of person: someone who needs both a laptop and a tablet, preferably one that allows for pen input. Even the...
03:30 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: new features in iOS 8, Apple invades the connected home, and more!
Today, we explore Apple's push into the connected home, uncover a few lesser-known iOS 8 features, take a look a net neutrality and go hands-on with ASUS' Llama Mountain reference tablet. Read on for...
02:54 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget ASUS shows off a 14-inch USB touchscreen monitor
ASUS is demoing quite a few alleged "world firsts" at its Computex booth. In addition to a 32-inch curved LED monitor, there's a 14-inch USB touch monitor on hand here in Taipei. We're used to seeing...
02:25 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Google Glass test update lets you see notifications by shifting your eyes
If you've worn Google Glass, you know that it can be a pain to tilt your head back every time you want to check a missed alert. You might not have to move so awkwardly in the future, though. Google h...
01:46 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Automatic launches on Android, dismisses your friends when you drive
If you're a car fan making do with a slightly older ride, Automatic's $99 Link dongle is a neat thing to have around: it tracks your trips, monitors your fuel consumption, and lets you know when you'...
01:17 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Apple: Putting doctors, trainers and nutritionists in your pocket
It's been a long day. You were in meetings from nine in the morning until five in the evening, with barely enough time to eat in between. So you gorged on donuts from the cafeteria and indulged in a ...
12:56 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Turkey finally drops its ban on YouTube
YouTube joined in Twitter's freedom last night as the government of Turkey lifted its two-month ban. The move, unsupported by Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, follows an April 4th ruling...
12:45 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 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. Although it's the week of Apple's WWDC, the big news for the HD world is what wasn...
12:27 am -04 - Wed, June 4, 2014
Engadget Move aside graphene, there's a new wonder-material on its way
Everyone talks about graphene as if it'll solve all of the world's problems, forgetting that it's got a few of its own, too. The biggest issue is that the substance only works in two dimensions, maki...
11:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget The Secret Service's proposed Twitter sarcasm detector is totally going to work
Governments are often eager to watch out for online threats, but it's sometimes tough to spot the real dangers when the internet is rife with sarcasm; just witness the confusion when someone jokingly...
11:24 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015
Just imagine: a smartphone that projects 3D holograms into thin-air. If you can wait until the end of next year, and if you can believe the claims being made by a well-funded company called Ostendo, ...
10:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Cablevision gets better at letting you watch TV away from home
Whether it is on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, being able to watch live television outside your home network is pretty great. Cablevision, through the Optimum App, has been letting its cable custom...
10:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Google's new Chrome add-on secures your email every step of the way
Privacy advocates (including Edward Snowden) will tell you that one of the better ways to evade internet snooping is to encrypt data end-to-end, so that people can't casually peek at what you're doin...
09:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Congratulations, internet: you collapsed part of the FCC website with comments
Apparently Last Week Tonight host John Oliver's call to arms was answered, as the United States government's website for Federal Communications Commission complaints is experiencing some issues. Spec...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Razer's Junglecat looks like an Xperia Play gamepad for the iPhone
Apple's iOS gamepad protocols have spawned some solid mobile button solutions, but they all have the same fundamental problem: portability. The appeal of mobile games is mobility -- it's not fun to l...
09:08 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Touch-enabled Office app could be headed to Android ahead of Windows
Microsoft has been quite overt with its mobile-minded strategy, and now it seems a touch-friendly version of Office is headed to Android next -- before it arrives on Windows 8. ZDNet reports the prod...
08:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget AirPlay on iOS 8 doesn't need a network to stream your media
Right now, Apple's AirPlay media streaming requires an established WiFi network to fly. That's fine when you're at home, but do you really want to ask for a friend's hotspot password just to show vac...
08:24 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget ASUS' new external Blu-ray drive does 7.1 audio at a fair price
While ASUS continues to impress us with a slew of PCs and mobile devices at Computex, let's not forget that it still makes some nice peripherals. One thing that surprised us at the ASUS booth was a p...
08:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Chrome goes 64-bit on Windows with promises of faster, safer web browsing
While many apps and operating systems made the jump to 64-bit code a while ago, Google's Chrome browser is still stuck in a 32-bit world and misses out on much of what newer computers can offer. Toda...
07:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Kickstarter simplifies the path to funding... or failing
A lot of Kickstarter campaigns sink quickly, even with the help and advice of the crowd-funding giant's Community Managers. But, if you're super confident in your project you can skip that feedback p...
07:18 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget NSA says it's not collecting images of US citizens for facial recognition
Over the weekend, reports surfaced on the NSA using facial recognition to scan the web and match faces with intelligence data -- thanks to another Edward Snowden leak. Today, Admiral Mike Rodgers, th...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Acer shows off the first 4K monitor with NVIDIA's stutter-reducing G-Sync tech
It's been nearly eight months since NVIDIA unveiled G-Sync, a new technology for game monitors that reduces lag, stuttering and screen tearing. In that time, none of these displays has been widely av...
06:32 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Oliver Stone is making his own movie about the Edward Snowden saga
Between W., Nixon, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon, it's safe to say that Oliver Stone has a reputation as being a political film-maker. It shouldn't come as a surprise, therefore, to see...
06:09 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget FDA makes it easy for apps to give you public health data
Want to know if it's safe to buy an unknown foodstuff or medicine when you're already at the store? You'll have that option soon. In step with the White House's open data efforts, the FDA has launche...
05:47 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget ASUS introduces us to the 'world's largest' curved LED monitor
ASUS announced a slew of high-profile devices at its press conference yesterday, but the company's booth at Computex still turned up a few gems today. Among them: a prototype of a 32-inch curved LED ...
05:24 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Forget training wheels: This bike balances itself
Training wheels are great for getting kids rolling, but they don't really develop the balance required for real riding. Jyrobike takes a different approach to the learning process, providing a more a...
05:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Scientists can create and erase memories 'at will'
A person is the sum of their memories, so what happens when our personal histories can be deleted at will? That's the ethical dilemma facing researchers over at the University of California, San Dieg...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Moto Stream turns any regular speaker into a shareable Bluetooth one
You'd be forgiven if you looked at the Moto Stream and were immediately reminded of the Nexus Q. But there's a couple of key differences here. One, this does not connect to your TV and two it's only ...
04:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Instagram adds nine new editing tools, makes filters adjustable
The problem with trying to be unique on Instagram, is that there are millions of other users spoiling that, using the same darn filters. How dare they. Starting today, things should get a little more...
04:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Study claims that virtual drug dealing cuts back on real violence
Few would say the FBI was doing something wrong by shutting down Silk Road's online black market, but new research suggests that there may have been a silver lining to the service's dark cloud. Resea...
03:51 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Vertu's Signature Touch puts the luxury back into specs
It's been a year and a half since luxury phone maker Vertu ditched Symbian in favor of Android, thus slowly catching up with the rest of the mobile market. Its first Android phone, the Ti, fell behin...
03:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget ASUS crams 4K gaming into sleek and distinctive laptop
What should a company do immediately after unveiling an incredible 4K laptop that's only 19 mm thick? Why, repeat the feat while throwing in some gamer-level GFX from NVIDIA on the way. You might hav...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Google brings WatchESPN, MLS and more to Chromecast
The response Google's received since opening up its Chromecast SDK has been phenomenal, as more and more services continue to bring support for the tiny streaming device. As of today, we can add some...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a pair of Bose QuietComfort headphones courtesy of Amazon!
In case you've forgotten, Father's Day is approaching and it wouldn't hurt to grease the skids with the old man by setting him up with some fresh technology. Amazon's Electronics Father's Day Gift Gu...
02:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Intel's 'Devil's Canyon' chip will break the 4GHz barrier for $339
Sure, we've seen 4GHz base clock speeds before, but never in an Intel chip. Such a part is just weeks away, however, in the form of the refreshed Haswell Core i7-4790K, codenamed "Devil's Canyon." Th...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Intel's Windows 8.1 Pro Broadwell tablet is thinner than the iPad Air
When Intel announced the new 14nm Core M (Broadwell) processor to enable thinner, fanless convertible devices, I knew the "Llama Mountain" reference design would be impressively svelte. But hearing a...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget ASUS' Chromebook C300 is yet another well-made budget laptop
Lenovo, HP and other big-name laptop makers are on board; now ASUS is embracing the Chromebook movement with its first two laptops running Google's browser-based software. The 11.6-inch Chromebook C2...
01:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Apple attempts to conquer the connected home
It was only one announcement among many at WWDC 2014's opening keynote, and Craig Frederighi, Apple's VP of software engineering, made mention of Apple's new foray into home automation practically in...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget The next Batman game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 just got delayed to 2015
Remember when we told you that the next big Batman game was arriving on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2014? That was apparently a stone cold lie. Well, at the time it wasn't, but as of today, we'...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget With seven different use modes, Toshiba's Kirabook is a Lenovo Yoga on steroids
Lately, Toshiba's all about multitasking laptops -- at CES the company showed off a "5-in-1" laptop concept with a detachable keyboard, and here at Computex we're getting a look at the "7-in-1" Kirab...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Drop opens pre-orders for its smart kitchen scale, early-bird price is $80
Hey, not all of us are Marissa Mayer -- most of us don't have the time to make a spreadsheet outlining the optimal ratio of cupcake ingredients. If you never know which recipe to trust -- or you're s...
11:14 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Sony retires the decade-old PSP in Japan to make way for the Vita
It had a good run, but Sony has decided to bring the curtain down on the PlayStation Portable. The company has announced that June's shipment of the hardware will be the last in Japan, and local user...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget HTC's 'Vogue Edition' One (E8) is around half the cost of the M8
Just as we were getting bored of the leaks about the plastic HTC One "Vogue Edition," the company has finally decided to announce the only thing that we actually care about: its price. Well, accordin...
08:55 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Sony's Xperia T3 is mid-range phone with premium looks
Sony has already launched most of its high-end models like the Xperia Z2, so it's trying to spice up the arrival of its mid-range Xperia T3 model by touting the design. It claims that the otherwise m...
08:23 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Multinational operation busts Windows botnet that infected half a million PCs
The FBI, UK's National Crime Agency and Europol hope to squash the insidious Gameover Zeus botnet to bits under a joint project called Operation Tovar. According to US Deputy Attorney General Cole, t...
07:34 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Google's first fashionable Glass frames are designed by Diane Von Furtstenburg
Diane Von Furstenberg may be better known for wrap dresses than wraparound shades, but her fashion label has actually been a long-term collaborator with Google Glass. The partnership has now resulted...
06:54 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Microsoft is getting the Xbox One ready for World Cup action
The World Cup 2014 is one of the hottest topics there is at the moment. Whether you're looking for in-depth coverage or streaming live games, it looks as if everyone has something special planned for...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Intel launches processors for 2-in-1 PCs, embeds them in a 7.2mm-thick prototype
At Intel's keynote presentation here at Computex, president Renee James is set to show off Intel's mobile future: a 2-in-1 reference PC powered by the company's new 14nm Intel Core M processor. 14nm ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Intel doubles down on tablets, says it will power 130 new models this year
It's obvious Intel wants to be inside your next tablet. But odds are, it isn't: Revenue for the company's mobile division was down an alarming 61 percent in the first quarter. And while the future st...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Intel launches Core M processors for even thinner 2-in-1 PCs
At Intel's keynote presentation here at Computex, president Renee James is set to show off Intel's mobile future: a 2-in-1 reference PC powered by the company's new 14nm Intel Core M processor. 14nm ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Intel doubles down on tablets, says it will power 130 models this year
It's obvious Intel wants to be inside your next tablet. But odds are, it isn't: Revenue for the company's mobile division was down an alarming 61 percent in the first quarter. And while the future st...
05:12 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 and Note Pro reach AT&T sporting giant price tags
Want to get one of Samsung's latest and greatest Android tablets with fast LTE data on AT&T? You can snag one very soon... but it might cost you a pretty penny. The carrier will offer both the Ga...
03:49 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget ASUS has two Steam Machines and one is incredibly compact
Computex has a heavy PC gaming flavor to it in places. Between the likes of NVIDIA and ASUS' ROG brand, it acts as a gentle primer to PC-based gaming hardware ahead of E3 - which is next week, if you...
03:48 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget ASUS' GX500 gaming laptop has a 4K screen and is just 19mm thick
Remember the ASUS NX500, that super-thin, MacBook Pro-inspired laptop we saw yesterday? (Now you do.) Well, then: This right here is its macho, gaming-obsessed cousin, the GX500, which just made its ...
03:29 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Wii U's quick-boot update is finally here, takes you straight to the games
If you're planning to play Mario Kart 8 in the near future, you may have a wait ahead of you thanks to the latest Wii U update. Ironically enough, though, this should speed up the process of playing ...
02:49 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Nanotechnology can turn your jacket into a battery
There are certainly clothes and wires that can transmit electricity, but wouldn't it make sense if they could hold on to it as well? Researchers at the University of Central Florida certainly think s...
02:16 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Apple announces OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 and more!
Today, we watched Apple unveil OS X Yosemite, iOS8 and its own smart home platform, went hands-on with ASUS' new Zenbook NX500, learned about Samsung's Tizen-based smartphone and more! Read on for Eng...
01:44 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Google brings Chromebooks to more countries around the world
We're sure folks from New Zealand, the Philippines, Denmark, Norway, Mexico and Chile can find ways to buy a Chromebook if they want to. But now that Google's officially bringing the minimalist lapto...
01:06 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Here are a few lesser-known new features in iOS 8
Widgets! Quicktype keyboard! Hey, Siri! Interactive notifications! Like most new versions of Apple's mobile OS, iOS 8 comes with its fair share of features that, in theory, will help improve the expe...
12:44 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget Swiftkey, Swype and Fleksy are already making iOS 8 keyboards
When Apple revealed that iOS 8 would allow third-party keyboards, one big question came to many people's minds: would some of the better-known Android keyboards make the leap? In short, yes. Swiftkey...
12:13 am -04 - Tue, June 3, 2014
Engadget iOS 8 lets your iPhone make WiFi calls on T-Mobile
Apple covered a lot of ground during its iOS 8 launch, but it glossed over a big, big deal for some iPhone owners: WiFi calling support. When the upgrade is available in the fall, subscribers on T-Mo...
11:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget What's on your HDTV this week: NBA & NHL Finals, Orange is the New Black
This week we're finally ready to kick off the championship round of playoffs in both the NBA and NHL. Meanwhile, Netflix has loaded up its streaming library with a new season of Orange is the New Bla...
11:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Valve's simplified VR prototype ditches the QR code-laden room
We're pretty excited about Valve getting into the virtual reality game. What we weren't excited about, was the cumbersome solution used by the original prototype to track head movement. Basically it ...
10:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget With three SIM slots, Acer's Liquid E700 is a phone for frequent travelers
Not that you'd know from its formulaic product name (seriously, Acer, you've gotta switch things up), but the 5-inch Liquid E700 Android smartphone has an interesting feature geared toward travelers:...
10:07 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Kickstarter project lets you print eerie 3D x-rays for $99
If your average 3D-printed paperweight isn't morbidly realistic enough, then here's an interesting alternative. It's an object that consists of thin layers of plexiglass, each of which has been print...
09:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Up close with ASUS' quirky Windows laptop / Android phone hybrid
Computex hasn't even officially started, and we're already blown away by ASUS' rather eccentric Transformer Book V from this morning. The name doesn't tell the whole story; it's actually a Windows 8....
09:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Up close with ASUS' quirky Windows laptop/Android phone hybrid
Computex hasn't even officially started, and we're already blown away by ASUS' rather eccentric Transformer Book V from this morning. The name doesn't tell the whole story; it's actually a Windows 8....
08:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Watch Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote in full
For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few hours, Apple had a number of things to announce on the first day of WWDC 2014. And in case you weren't paying attention to our live...
08:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Google+ for iOS updated to make your photos look better, create videos with them
You don't have to wait for iOS 8 to edit your photos in the cloud: Google is giving the option to its iPhone-toting users right now. The latest build of Google+ for iOS has been outfitted with the us...
08:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS' new Fonepads are solid tablets, but still awkward for making calls
ASUS' new Fonepad 7 and 8 are sleek, well-built Android tablets equipped with 3G connectivity and dual SIM slots, along with a speaker and mic. Whether making calls on a gigantic slate is something y...
07:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Dyson developed a Google Glass-like headset ten years ago
Dyson is near-synonymous with household electronics like vacuums and fans these days, but we're learning that it could have gone in a very different direction. The company tells The Next Web that it ...
06:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple's Swift is a new programming language with a focus on speed and ease of use
Apple's used Objective-C as its programming language of choice for right around twenty years now, but it's brought something new to its yearly developer conference: Swift, a new language of its own m...
06:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget iOS 8 apps can share data, features with each other
Apple's annual developer conference is well underway, and they've just revealed what could be a seismic shift in the iOS world: third party apps will soon be able talk to each other. Applications on ...
06:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple will let you log into other apps with TouchID
Guess what folks! With iOS 8 Touch ID will finally be useful for something besides unlocking your phone and buying apps. During the big keynote at WWDC 2014 Apple announced the debut of an API for To...
06:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple will let you log into other apps with Touch ID
Guess what folks! With iOS 8, Touch ID will finally be useful for something besides unlocking your phone and buying apps. During the big keynote at WWDC 2014, Apple announced the debut of an API for ...
06:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple's smart home initiative is called HomeKit
We heard it was coming, and here it is: Apple's smart home platform. Taking the stage in sunny San Francisco, Apple's Craig Federighi announced HomeKit: Cupertino's solution for the connected home. D...
06:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Siri in iOS 8 will let you identify songs and buy from iTunes
Siri is going to learn a few new tricks in iOS 8. As rumored, the voice assistant will now identify songs using Shazam; if you want to find out the name of a catchy track, you don't have to fire up a...
06:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple will finally support third-party keyboards in iOS 8
After years of waiting, Apple has finally brought support for third-party keyboards to iOS. Inside iOS 8, keyboards like Swiftkey, which have enjoyed huge usage on Android, will have system-wide acce...
06:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Widgets are coming to Notification Center in iOS 8
It's been a long time coming, but Apple is finally adding support for widgets to iOS. On stage at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the company's senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi...
06:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple's iOS 8 supports widgets in Notification Center
It's been a long time coming, but Apple is finally adding support for widgets to iOS. On stage at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the company's senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi...
06:32 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple App Store getting developer bundles and video previews
As Tim Cook embarked on the developer section of the keynote at WWDC, it might be easy for end users to disconnect. But, if you did, you'd have missed out on two fairly solid updates: developer app b...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Family Sharing on iOS spreads photos, purchases and more amongst relatives
With the arrival of iOS 8, sharing amongst the family is about to get a lot easier. Once you set up all the members of your household (up to six total), you can automatically share photos, calendars,...
06:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple's Health app for iOS 8 collects your vitals from Nike and more
Apple's iPhone is going from part-time health stat monitor to full-time mobile monitoring unit. HealthKit is a new service coming to the iPhone that tracks, records and analyzes your fitness level ac...
06:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple's Health app for iOS 8 collects your vitals from Nike and more (update)
Apple's iPhone is going from part-time health stat monitor to full-time mobile monitoring unit. HealthKit is a new service coming to the iPhone that tracks, records and analyzes your fitness level ac...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget OS X Yosemite will let you answer calls to your iPhone from your Mac
As part of OS X Yosemite's focus on creating a more seamless experience between your Mac and iOS devices, Apple's updating iMessage to keep conversations going. Now, it's not just instant messages fr...
05:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple reveals iOS 8 at WWDC 2014
We all knew it was coming, and now it's here. Apple CEO Tim Cook just put months of breathless speculation to rest by pulling back the curtain on iOS 8 during the company's WWDC 2014 keynote address ...
05:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple reveals iOS 8 at WWDC, available for free this fall
We all knew it was coming, and now it's here. Apple CEO Tim Cook just put months of breathless speculation to rest by pulling back the curtain on iOS 8 during the company's WWDC 2014 keynote address ...
05:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget OS X Yosemite will be available for free this fall
Apple just announced that its latest desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, will be available as a free upgrade to Mac users later this fall. Developers, meanwhile, will have access to it starting ...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple revamps Safari with new UI, power-saving features
Apple's not forgetting about Safari with its massive overhaul of OS X, Yosemite. The browser has been completely overhauled with power-saving tweaks, new tabs and a privacy mode, among other new feat...
05:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple takes on Dropbox with iCloud Drive
Apple's slowly improved iCloud since it transitioned from MobileMe, but this year its getting a serious upgrade. On stage at WWDC 2104, Apple's SVP of Software Craig Federighi introduced us to a bett...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget OS X Yosemite is Apple's latest desktop operating system
Apple's just unveiled the latest update to its desktop operating system for Macs and it's called Yosemite. While last year's Mavericks brought the inevitable reality of iOS/OS X integration even furt...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget OS X Yosemite: Apple's latest desktop operating system is free this fall
Apple's just unveiled the latest update to its desktop operating system for Macs and it's called Yosemite. While last year's Mavericks brought the inevitable reality of iOS/OS X integration even furt...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget OS X Yosemite: Apple's latest desktop OS works even better with your iPhone
Apple's just unveiled the latest update to its desktop operating system for Macs and it's called Yosemite. While last year's Mavericks brought the inevitable reality of iOS/OS X integration even furt...
05:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2014 in numbers: 40 million on Mavericks and more
Charts, graphs and stats: these are the things Apple keynotes are mad of, and today's WWDC 2014 kickoff was no different. CEO Tim Cook took to the stage this morning at the Moscone center in San Fran...
05:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2014 in numbers: 40 million on Mavericks, 800 million iOS devices and billions of apps
Charts, graphs and stats: these are the things Apple keynotes are mad of, and today's WWDC 2014 kickoff was no different. CEO Tim Cook took to the stage this morning at the Moscone center in San Fran...
04:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2014 liveblog!
Ready or not, here it comes: The annual WWDC keynote. This is the holy grail for Apple faithful, as CEO Tim Cook and his team of executives show off most of the company's new firmware and -- in many ...
04:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget There's no such thing as too many antennas for ASUS' high-end router
Six antennas, apparently delivering up to 3,200Mbit per second. That's some impressive credentials, especially from the typically sleepy world of wireless routers. ASUS reckons its new six-pronged Wi...
04:21 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde caught after two years on the run
A Swedish court convicted Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde for copyright infringement back in 2012, but he never served his eight-month jail sentence -- despite an Interpol warrant, the piracy advoc...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote will be streamed live on Safari and Apple TV
A liveblog of an Apple keynote is great, but sometimes you just want to see the real thing for yourself (while reading our commentary at the same time, of course). We totally understand. And apparent...
03:29 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Mortal Kombat X heads to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2015
An official teaser for Mortal Kombat X landed on YouTube this morning, which raised as many questions as it answered. Yes, a new installment in the ultra-violent series from Netherrealm Studios is on...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about the 'right to be forgotten' on Google
Who decides your rights to privacy and freedom of speech on the internet? Earlier this month, a landmark ruling by Europe's biggest court left Google trying to find an answer to that unanswerable que...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Forza Horizon 2 is the next exclusive racer on Xbox One and 360
Now that Forza Motorsport 5 is dishing out realistic driving, it's time for the Xbox-exclusive series to swing back to open-world arcade racing: meet Forza Horizon 2. While the announcement at IGN do...
02:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget You can now add another YouView box to your BT TV subscription
You used to need special hardware to replicate the set-top box experience in another room. Now, complicated setups and IR repeaters are almost unnecessary when you can just add another box to your TV...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Spotify lets you take all of your tracks offline with just one button
While Spotify's allowed you to save music for offline playback for some time, downloading playlists can be a laborious process. Today, it's making things a whole lot easier. As part of its latest iOS...
01:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS' 20-inch 'portable' all-in-one PC has gesture controls and a carrying handle
Portable can mean different things to different people, and ASUS is also severely stretching the definition of the word with its new 20-inch all-in-one PC. The built-in battery will apparently go the...
01:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS' Transformer Book Flip has a 360-degree rotatable screen, realistic pricing
Lenovo's Yoga series has a lot of fans -- and we just mean within the PC-making fraternity. ASUS might have initially bested the Yoga with its dual-screened convertible laptop, but two screens meant ...
12:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Walmart exploits Amazon publisher feud to remind people that it still sells books
While Amazon is caught up in an e-book pricing dispute with one of the world's biggest publishers, Walmart is making hay. As the internet retailer continues to squeeze Hachette for better pricing on ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Acer claims its 79 Liquid Z200 is the cheapest branded Android phone
The Acer Liquid Z200, an Android phone with a 4-inch WVGA display and a plastic design, is nothing if not budget-friendly. What makes it special is that it's the cheapest Android phone -- at least ex...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Acer shows off 'Extend' app allowing you to control your phone from your PC
For every promising concept we see, there's one that gets scrapped before ever making it to market. That's what happened with Acer's "Extend" dock, an accessory that would have allowed you to connect...
11:44 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Acer Liquid Jade is the world's 'most compact' 5-inch smartphone
As an American site, we tend to ignore devices that have zero chance of making it to the states. That said, we're making an exception for Acer's new Liquid Jade phone. For one thing, it's going to co...
11:38 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with the Liquid Leap: Acer's first wearable tries to be everything to everyone
Thanks to a quick tease a few weeks back, we already knew Acer was on the verge of revealing its first smartwatch. Until today, though, we had all talk -- it's a smartwatch! It's a fitness tracker! -...
10:33 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with ASUS' Zenbook NX500: The MacBook Pro meets its match
Before you yell at me for putting the word "MacBook" in the headline, hear me out: the new ASUS Zenbook NX500 really is one of the closest things I've seen yet to a Retina display MBP competitor. For...
10:13 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS Transformer Pad refreshed with front speakers, lighter keyboard
It's been a while since we last heard about ASUS' Transformer Pad series, so today's announcement of two new 10.1-inch models was a nice surprise. Starting from the higher end we have the TF303CL, wh...
09:54 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Researchers are using 3D printers to make blood vessels
There has been talk of printing blood vessels for a few years, but it's tricky to make tissue that fits the complex shapes of a human body while remaining effective. However, a research team at Brigh...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Dell aims for the mainstream with its two new Windows convertibles
Here's the thing about Computex, the big computer show going on in Taiwan this week: though lots of PC makers are announcing products here, they're almost all focusing on the low end. It's almost as ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Dell's new Inspiron 20 is a giant tablet for work and play
Dell's new all-in-one is a sleek, battery-powered unit that can travel with you from room to room. Starting at $450 (or $350 without touch), the Inspiron 20 (3000 Series) is by no means a high-end pr...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Dell adds two budget Android tablets to Venue lineup, prices start at $160
Dell's just announced two new Android models in its Venue lineup of tablets, and though the new Venue 7 and Venue 8 cost a bit more than their predecessors, they still top out at just $200. Don't exp...
08:38 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget MIT's cooking up robots that can assemble themselves in the oven
It's 2050, and you're prepping the oven to bake your next robotic minion while a 3D printer spews out its components. Wait a sec... bake a robot? As strange as that sounds, there's already a group of...
08:10 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Scientists identify insects by listening to the music of their wings
It's sometimes tricky to identify insect species, but it's also important -- you want to quickly find out whether you're dealing with a disease-carrying threat or a harmless fly. That won't be an iss...
07:56 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Here's a semi-professional 32-inch 4K monitor from ASUS
Following ASUS' $799 28-inch 4K monitor from earlier this year, the Taiwanese tech giant has today unveiled yet another high-res display, but this time it's aimed at semi-professionals instead of mai...
07:46 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Samsung lets you make apps for Tizen-based TVs that don't exist yet
The open source Tizen platform may only just be making its way on to wristwear, but Samsung has much bigger plans... in a very literal sense. The company is releasing a developer kit that will let yo...
07:12 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Watch this guy shred through four decades of video game music
Sure, some video games require lightning-fast fingers, but even the most insane combos in Street Fighter don't quite compare to running up and down a guitar's fretboard lickety-split. To pay tribute ...
06:38 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS Transformer Book V is a Windows hybrid laptop with a detachable Android phone
Wow, just wow. ASUS has just announced the Transformer Book V, a Windows 2-in-1 laptop with a detachable Android phone. No, this isn't the Windows Phone-powered PadFone that we've been waiting for, b...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS' Transformer Book T300 Chi is a super-thin hybrid PC with a 2,560 x 1,440 display
We've heard companies make lots of claims, but this latest one from ASUS is mighty specific: The company says its new Transformer Book T300 Chi is the "world's thinnest 12.5-inch detachable tablet." ...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget A super-thin hybrid laptop with a 2,560 x 1,440 display: the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi
We've heard companies make lots of claims, but this latest one from ASUS is mighty specific: The company says its new Transformer Book T300 Chi is the "world's thinnest 12.5-inch detachable tablet." ...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS intros the Transformer Book T300 Chi, a super-thin hybrid laptop with a 2,560 x 1,440 display
We've heard companies make lots of claims, but this latest one from ASUS is mighty specific: The company says its new Transformer Book T300 Chi is the "world's thinnest 12.5-inch detachable tablet." ...
06:29 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS announces the FonePad 8, its latest tablet-phone hybrid
It wouldn't be an ASUS event without a new device that functions as both a handset and a slate. And, as expected, the Taiwanese company delivered on that front here at Computex; CEO Jonney Shih annou...
06:29 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS' new Fonepads offer 3G, extra processing power
It wouldn't be an ASUS event without a new device that functions as both a handset and a slate. And, as expected, the Taiwanese company delivered on that front here at Computex; CEO Jonney Shih annou...
06:29 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget New Fonepads from ASUS offer 3G, extra processing power
It wouldn't be an ASUS event without a new device that functions as both a handset and a slate. And, as expected, the Taiwanese company delivered on that front here at Computex; CEO Jonney Shih annou...
06:26 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget The ASUS MEMO Pad 8 is 'the lightest LTE tablet in the world'
ASUS boss Jonney Shih is barreling through his announcements at Computex 2014. Between routers, 4K monitors and flagship laptops, he also revealing the company's newest tablets, and the MEMO Pad 8 is...
06:26 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget The ASUS MEMO Pad 8 is 'the world's lightest eight-inch LTE tablet'
ASUS boss Jonney Shih is barreling through his announcements at Computex 2014. Between routers, 4K monitors and flagship laptops, he also revealing the company's newest tablets, and the MEMO Pad 8 is...
06:18 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS's Zenbook NX500 is a thin and light laptop with a 4K screen
Lest you think all the laptops announced at Computex this week are Yoga knockoffs, ASUS has at least one traditional notebook for you. The company has just announced the Zenbook NX500, a 15.6-inch la...
05:44 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS' PadFone X goes global: still a 5-inch to 8.9-inch transformer
The ASUS PadFone X due June 6th can be considered as a slightly rugged version of the regular PadFone Infinity flagship line, but it's only limited to AT&T customers. Luckily, for those outside t...
05:35 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Samsung breaks from Android with its first Tizen phone
Samsung has been teasing a Tizen-based prototype phones for quite awhile now, but it has finally launched an honest-to-God smartphone with the OS: the Samsung Z. Yes, there's no Galaxy in front of th...
05:35 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Samsung breaks from Android with its first ever Tizen phone
Samsung has been teasing a Tizen-based prototype phones for quite awhile now, but it has finally launched an honest-to-God Tizen smartphone: the Samsung Z. It's Samsung's attempt at a homegrown non-A...
05:02 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget This is what brain synapses look like in 3D
Many know that brains are inherently complex things; there are trillions of synapses converting chemical and electrical signals in a human mind. However, did you know that even those synapses are ver...
03:58 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy W blurs the line between phones and tablets
If you thought that big devices like the Galaxy Mega 6.3 were already blurring the distinctions between phones and tablets, hold on to your hat -- Samsung has just erased those distinctions altogethe...
02:47 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget How would you change the HTC One (M7)?
Wouldn't it have been great if we'd covered last year's HTC One just before the replacement arrived? Clearly. Since the calendar didn't work out like that, however, let's instead take this moment to ...
01:41 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide
Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a little more concrete. The Wall Street Journal hears that the search firm is planning to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not ...
01:09 am -04 - Mon, June 2, 2014
Engadget WhatsApp returns to Windows Phone with new features in tow
Windows Phone users worried that Whatsapp's devs might be enjoying their Facebook money too much to fix the app can now rest easy. Whatsapp is now back on the Windows Phone Store after a couple of we...
11:26 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Funding push would put Reading Rainbow on phones and game consoles
LeVar Burton had no trouble crowdfunding Reading Rainbow for the web; now, he'd like your help bringing it to living rooms and pockets everywhere. His team has announced a $5 million stretch goal tha...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Huawei's WiFi is ten times faster than yours
Don't look now, but the speedy WiFi router you just bought may already be old hat. Huawei has tested WiFi based on a future standard (802.11ax) that can hit 10.5Gbps -- about 10 times faster than wha...
07:59 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Preparing for the Moon
During the Apollo program, NASA sent many of its astronauts to Hawaii's Big Island for field training in the run up to missions. The surface of the Moon isn't an environment that's easy to replicate,...
06:27 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Google wants you to (safely) search the web while driving
While phones like the Moto X let you issue voice commands without touching the device, they're still not ideal for driving; if you search for something on the web, you'll still have to take your eyes...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget IRL: Trading in Fujifilm's X-E1 camera for the X-E2
A quick look at my Engadget profile can confirm I've owned too many cameras over the years. For the most part, they've been unassuming tools that have helped me make a living. Fujifilm's recent X-Tra...
04:01 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget HP hedges its bets, unveils a 14-inch laptop running Android
If you thought this year's Computex show would be dominated entirely by Windows machines, you're in for a little twist. HP has just revealed the SlateBook, that 14-inch Android laptop we saw in a lea...
04:01 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget HP's back-to-school lineup includes lots of convertibles (and Beats products, too)
This week is Computex, a huge computer show happening in Taiwan, which means lots of PC makers will be unveiling their back-to-school lineups, if they haven't already. HP, for instance, just unveiled...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Microsoft and ESPN make vital World Cup info pretty to look at
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup just around the corner, Microsoft is now the latest brand to show how it plans to get in on the tournament's hype. Through a partnership between its Internet Explorer tea...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2007: ASUS Eee PC 4G
The ASUS Eee PC was launched in 2007 and while it had all the characteristics of a "netbook," it arrived before the term had wormed its way into popular vocabulary. This species of compact computer -...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week In Green: Google's new car, ice walls and the future of bamboo
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.It's 2014 and even though we can 3D print entire buildings...
12:08 pm -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Google's hacking game trades exploits for cake
Everyone knows the best way to teach children is to make the learning process fun and engaging; and if we're honest, that methodology works just as well on us big kids, too. Now, even hunting through...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Headshot: Watch new Unreal Tournament devs play first deathmatch
In three weeks time, what can you accomplish? When we last heard from the Unreal Tournament team at Epic Games, they'd only announced that the project was a thing. Well, now there's video of them pla...
04:27 am -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget The NSA has collected 'millions' of faces from the web
The NSA isn't just interested in pure communications intelligence like call records; it wants to look for faces, too. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA has been using facial rec...
02:00 am -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: WWDC predictions, Dropcam Pro impressions and more!
Ring in the weekend with the latest edition of Feedback Loop. Apple's WWDC kicks off on Monday and we try to predict what will be announced, share impressions of the Dropcam Pro, discuss the viabilit...
12:18 am -04 - Sun, June 1, 2014
Engadget Leak hints the Galaxy S5 Mini will keep its bigger sibling's sensors
While many have been expecting Samsung to launch a mini version of the Galaxy S5 given the company's past habits, there have been questions about just what the smartphone would include. Would it be a...
10:41 pm -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget Head of Intel's former internet TV project abandons ship
When Intel formally abandoned its IPTV project in a sale to Verizon, the team behind it transitioned as part of the deal. Now, only four months later, the man who's been in charge of the venture all ...
09:10 pm -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: Apple buys Beats, LG unveils the G3 and more!
This week we watched Apple buy Beats for $3 billion, explored the inspiration behind the newly-announced LG G3, learned about Samsung's new partnership with Oculus VR, investigated the benefits of so...
07:13 pm -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget AT&T and Verizon are tied for the most US cellular customers
AT&T and Verizon have long dominated the American cellular landscape, but there's always been a top dog (more recently, Verizon). In the first quarter of the year, however, something strange happ...
05:34 pm -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget The Big Picture: Exploring the deep blue in a wearable submarine
Developed and built by Nuytco Research, this exosuit is made from hard metal and allows divers to operate safely down to a depth of 1000 feet. The suit has four 1.6 horsepower propulsion thrusters, f...
03:58 pm -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget Meet NASA's commercial space capsule contenders
Sure, the Dragon V2 is the latest (and greatest) spacecraft from SpaceX, but it's not the only capsule that may one day schlep astronauts to the International Space Station. In fact, Elon Musk's firm...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: Beer genetics and Kinect physical therapy
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...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget Oppo's N1 mini makes iPhones look tiny
The N1 isn't exactly a household name, so allow us to refresh your memory: it's a CyanogenMod phone with a selfie-friendly swivel camera made by Chinese manufacturer Oppo. Well, its creator just anno...
11:08 am -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget MIT project transforms selfies into pro-style portraits
As it stands, you can spice up your selfies with Instagram filters and other edits before beaming to the interwebs. But what about making a truly compelling smartphone self-portrait? Well, a team of ...
04:03 am -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget LG's G3 is surprisingly repairable for a smartphone
LG's new G3 has some impressive internals, but just how impressive can't be seen until you take the thing apart. That's just what the folks at UBreakIFix did: they got their collective hands on a new...
03:33 am -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget Nokia's Here Maps acquires an AI firm to build you a virtual travel agent
Ever used Nokia's Here Maps on your Windows Phone? If so, you'll agree the platform has an impressively comprehensive vault of travel data to pull from. Today, the Finnish company hopes to make said ...
02:52 am -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone now lets you browse your files
You no longer have to go searching app-by-app to find a buried file on your Windows Phone. Right on schedule, Microsoft has released its Files app; if you're running Windows Phone 8.1, you can now di...
02:21 am -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget 'BioShock' series lives on with help from the second game's dev team
The news that BioShock and BioShock Infinite developer Irrational Games was winding down was a punch to the gut for many last year, but it turns out there is a bit of silver lining. The franchise wil...
01:07 am -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget E.T. and other Atari games rescued from New Mexico landfill to be sold
At this point some 1,377 game cartridges for the Atari 2600 have been rescued from the New Mexico landfill where they were unceremoniously dumped over 30 years ago. Of those, 700 will be appraised, c...
12:42 am -04 - Sat, May 31, 2014
Engadget Engadget Daily: Apple's dev conference, Samsung's VR headset and more!
Today, we watched Samsung announce it's building a VR headset with Oculus VR, dissected rumors surrounding WWDC 2014, took Samsung's Chromebook 2 for a test run and investigated the technology behind...