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11:43 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget HoloLens promo video gives a glimpse of early prototypes
During Microsoft's Build 2015 event earlier today it displayed a "Closer look at the hardware" promo video for its HoloLens AR headset. It's the normal fluff and info we're expecting about augmented r...
10:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Daily Roundup: Windows 10 plans, Apple Watch issues and more!
In today's edition of the Daily Roundup, Microsoft kicked off its annual Build developer conference by showing off some of the tools developers can use to get their Windows 10 apps up and running. We ...
10:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget 3 atom-thick transistor promises ultra-thin electronics
Researchers from Cornell University announced a breakthrough in transistor technology in the latest issue of the journal, Nature. The team has reportedly developed a novel and highly efficient method ...
09:25 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget New Windows 10 preview comes with Aero Glass and an upgraded Cortana
In addition to showing off holographic apps and revealing the name of its post-IE browser, Microsoft has also released its latest Windows 10 preview build for PCs today. The build (now called "Insider...
08:53 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Netflix and Ellen are making a 'Green Eggs and Ham' TV show
Hulu picked up Seinfeld, and now Netflix is working on a new show with Ellen DeGeneres -- but it's not a mid-90s sitcom at all. The two will create a 13-episode series based on the Dr. Seuss book Gree...
08:16 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Math explains why beating 'Tetris' is basically impossible
You're never going to beat Tetris. Sorry. You might be asking why I'm so pessimistic and even though that's perfectly natural, PBS' Game/Show will back me up here. While the seven multicolored falling...
07:39 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Land Rover fails in its bid to block Chinese copycats
China is famous for many things, but a deeply-held respect for the concept of intellectual property isn't one of them. It's a problem that Land Rover has just run into head-first after its claims that...
06:46 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Android's official texting app offers replies from notifications
Hangouts may be Android's star messaging app at the moment, but Google is still willing to show its original Messenger client a little TLC. The company has updated its basic Android texting app with s...
06:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Adidas and Spotify offer another way to soundtrack your run
Adidas and Spotify are already quite friendly, especially when it comes to supplying workouts with the proper tunes. The duo teamed up for offline playback on the Adidas SmartRun watch and soundtracki...
05:36 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Gmail ditches a web view built to highlight ads
Gmail on the web is getting a little more drab... and arguably, that's a good thing. Google has confirmed to Marketing Land that it's no longer testing a grid view in Gmail's promotions tab that showe...
05:05 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Your Apple Watch is late because of bad haptic feedback parts
Wondering why your Apple Watch won't ship for weeks, even though you ordered as soon as humanly possible? The Wall Street Journal might know why. Its sources claim that some Taptic Engines (the haptic...
04:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget You can buy your own smell-o-vision VR headset, if you wanna
Aside from the anguished cries of our loved ones begging us to go to work, there are two things that are left out when we play games in virtual reality: our senses of smell and taste. After all, we ca...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget TomTom put its navigation know-how to work in an action cam
TomTom, a company best known for its GPS gadgets and a line of watches for runners and athletes, is diving deeper into action sports. Meet the Bandit camera: a GPS action cam that'll beam footage to a...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi's affordable Yi action camera versus the GoPro Hero
The first thing my Spanish mother-in-law asked me when she saw the Xiaomi Yi was, "Is that a toy camera?" With its lime-and-aqua-marine color scheme, it's not hard to see why she might think that. But...
03:58 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Unreal game engine will support HTC's virtual reality headset
The crew at Epic Games has made a point of welcoming virtual reality with open arms, and it's not about to shy away any time soon. The studio recently updated its roadmap with indications that Unreal ...
03:32 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Now there's a wearable for tracking your farts
Unless you're Le Ptomane, Terrence, Philip or Leslie Nielsen, you probably don't like the gaseous emissions that leak from your ass every now and again. Farts, you see, are a result of digestion, but ...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Evernote's Plus tier gives you a bit more notetaking for $25 a year
Until now, Evernote's service options have been something of an all-or-nothing proposition: either you stick to the free, very limited tier for your notetaking or shell out $50 a year for the full Pre...
02:49 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget iPad 'test model' swiped in Cupertino kidnapping
Despite Apple's notorious love for secrecy, it famously lost a prototype device in the past (maybe even two), when one of its employees left it in a bar. Now, the company might have lost another: a 20...
02:28 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Your Windows 10 phone is a tiny desktop computer with Continuum
Microsoft just demoed its 2-in-1 Continuum feature on a Windows 10 phone giving the mobile device the ability to become a really tiny desktop computer. Continuum adjusts the UI of Windows 10 on a devi...
02:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft shows off Windows Holographic running Windows 10 apps
When Microsoft debuted its Windows Holographic software and HoloLens headset a few months back, Windows 10 apps were mentioned as a possibility. Well, at Build 2015 today, the folks in Redmond offered...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Windows 10's web browser is called Microsoft Edge
After months of waiting, Microsoft finally has a proper name for Windows 10's brand-new web browser: Forget Project Spartan, and meet Microsoft Edge. It still has the same flat, minimalist look you sa...
01:39 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Any site can be a Windows app
At today's Microsoft Build conference, vice president of operating systems, Terry Myerson announced that websites can now be placed inside a Windows 10 universal framework. In other words, developers ...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Desktop apps are coming to the Windows Store
One of the reasons some people didn't like Windows 8 was that it seemed to include two versions of Windows: Live Tiles and the desktop, with touch-friendly apps kept far away from traditional x86 prog...
01:36 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft invites Android and iOS apps to join Windows 10
Microsoft's Terry Myerson confirmed on-stage at Build what many of us suspected in the hours leading up to the event -- the company's going to make it easier for developers to bring Android apps into ...
01:33 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Carrier billing is coming to all Windows devices
Wish you could put that Windows app purchase on your phone bill rather than rack up a separate charge? Microsoft just made your day. It's bringing carrier billing to all Windows devices, so you only h...
01:26 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Instagram dives into curated content with a dedicated music account
Instagram uses its official account to promote notable snapshots on the social network, and has been doing so for quite some time. But now, the filter-driven app will serve up a daily look at music "a...
01:17 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft expands Office integration with third-party apps
So far, Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote has mostly been focused on the tools available for developers. But, having said this, the company just made an announcement that's beneficial to its core consume...
01:13 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Smart pedals will track your stolen bike for $149
Back when we saw Connected Cycle's smart bike pedals at CES in January we were pretty impressed by its plan to track activity and location; now you have a chance to get in on the action. The outfit's ...
12:46 pm -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Hillary Clinton wants all police to wear body cameras
Police body cameras might just represent a big talking point in next year's US elections. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells those at a policy forum that she wants "every department" to issu...
11:59 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget TAG Heuer's Android smartwatch will cost you $1,400
So much for hopes that TAG Heuer's first smartwatch will cost less than its conventional counterparts. Jean-Claude Biver, the head of TAG's parent company LVMH, says that the Android Wear timepiece wi...
11:27 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Hulu's the exclusive online home of 'Seinfeld' and 'Fear the Walking Dead'
It may be a fraction of Netflix's size, but Hulu is no small fry when it comes to the online video business. At an advertising conference in New York, the company has revealed that it has won the excl...
11:04 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget We're live at Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote
We're ready and waiting in San Francisco for Microsoft to kick off its next Build developer conference. There will likely be some surprises, especially around HoloLens, but mostly we're expecting Micr...
10:35 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Chrome add-on stops scammers from getting your Google password
No matter how diligent you are about watching for scam sites trying to swipe your password, there's always the chance that a very convincing page will trick you into handing over the goods. Thankfully...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget LG sees its future in smartphones and cars
If you had to summarize LG's financial health in a few seconds, you could just shrug and say "life's good." That's because the Korean company is one of the few in the technology industry right now tha...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Pretend you've got Project Ara with this modular smartphone case
As awesome as Project Ara is, we've yet to hear a solid timeline nor pricing info for Google's ambitious modular smartphone. But we bring you good news: For those who lack patience and want to try the...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Pretend you have Project Ara with this modular smartphone case
As awesome as Project Ara is, we've yet to hear a solid timeline nor pricing info for Google's ambitious modular smartphone. But we bring you good news: For those who lack patience and want to try the...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Cyanogen and OnePlus are never ever getting back together
It's always sad when a couple that looked so good together decides to part company, but that's what's happening with OnePlus and Cyanogen. The cracks in their relationship started to show back in Nove...
07:34 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Uber's about to get into the delivery business
Uber's already got a taxi and a courier business, so it makes perfect sense that it'd want to muscle in on UPS' turf. TechCrunch has uncovered documents revealing that the outfit is currently testing ...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Amazon UK doubles the minimum spend for free delivery to 20
In times past, when Amazon offered you Free Super Saver Delivery, it really meant free. That all changed in July 2013, when the company introduced a 10 minimum spend to have your order delivered on th...
06:22 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Google will tell you who your local General Election candidates are
The manifestos are out and party leaders are busy touring the country. Even tech companies are doing what they can to help you choose a side ahead of next month's General Election. Twitter rolled out ...
06:13 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Dark tattoos can throw off Apple Watch's heart rate sensor
Here's one factor to take into account if you're still undecided about getting the Apple Watch: it doesn't seem to play well with tattoos. Several users revealed online that their devices act wonky wh...
05:29 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Movie streaming service Popcorn Time blocked by UK court
Popcorn Time has painted a rather large target on its back with its movie-streaming service. Due to its questionable legality, movie studios have sought to block the service, but a shift to Bittorrent...
04:31 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget DORA offers a realistic telepresence experience through Oculus Rift
Many commercial telepresence robots are merely screens or iPads on moving platforms. DORA (Dexterous Observational Roving Automaton), however, promises to make users feel like they've been transported...
03:17 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Marilyn Manson released his latest album on early PlayStation CDs
The '90s are back in style, in more ways than one. Kill Screen has revealed that Marilyn Manson released his latest album (The Pale Emperor) on the black CDs used for original PlayStation games, made ...
02:02 am -04 - Wed, April 29, 2015
Engadget Samsung's profits are down, but it believes the S6 will change that
Samsung's latest earnings numbers reveal that the company did better in the first quarter of 2015 than at the end of 2014, but its overall profits are still down while the competition's are rising. Th...
11:38 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Hulu reportedly lands 'Seinfeld' streaming rights
According to a report by Variety, tomorrow Hulu will announce that it has won the bidding war for streaming rights to the Seinfeld series. The deal is said to be worth nearly $1 million per episode, a...
11:27 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget American Airlines flights delayed because of iPad app glitch
A couple of years ago, American Airlines swapped out its pilots' "flight bag" for iPads loaded with the terminal charts and other reference materials they're required to carry. Losing the 35 lbs of ma...
10:39 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Judge denies mistrial in case against Silk Road's founder (again)
If you were hoping that Ross Ulbricht (Dread Pirate Roberts of Silk Road fame) was going to get a retrial, you might wanna walk those expectations back a bit. Okay; a lot. Despite the two former feder...
09:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget There's an easy way to bet on competitive video games
Competitive gaming is big enough now in the US that it's catching ESPN's attention, so it stands to reason that you'd want a way to bet on those virtual matches, doesn't it? Ex-Microsoft manager (and ...
08:38 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget NASA's shape-shifting plane wings pass initial flight tests
After six months and 22 flights at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, NASA has announced the successful completion of testing for its morphing airplane wing design. Known ...
07:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: Mayweather/Pacquiao, NFL Draft, 'Powers' finale
This weekend sports dominates the TV landscape, with the big fight on pay-per-view, the Kentucky Derby and the NFL Draft. Meanwhile, The Last Man on Earth is readying its season finale, along with Pla...
07:11 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Four of the best 'Star Wars' games just landed on Steam
You've had the option of playing X-Wing and TIE Fighter (aka some of the finest Star Wars games ever) on modern PCs for a while, but let's face it: you've been waiting to buy them on Steam, haven't yo...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Europe is making in-car emergency calling standard by 2018
More than 25,700 people died driving on european highways last year. In an effort to reduce these incidents, the European Parliament has voted to outfit every new passenger car and light truck in the ...
05:54 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget GoPro acquired a virtual reality company
GoPro is expanding its horizons... in a very literal sense. The action camera maker has just acquired Kolor, a French outfit that specializes in videos for virtual reality and 360-degree viewers. It d...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Livescribe 3 smartpen now sends your notes to Android devices
Making good on its promise back in January, the Livescribe 3 smartpen now works with Android devices. A preview version of the requisite app is now available for download, ready to equip devices runni...
04:56 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Twitter has over 300 million users, but is still losing money
In the fast-moving world of social media, Twitter can be considered something of an old-timer; after all, it just turned nine years old this past March. Yet, in many ways, it's still struggling to fin...
04:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Time Warner Cable's Xbox One app now streams live TV
Time Warner Cable's Xbox One app, TWC TV, just became much, much more useful. The company has added live streaming for up to 300 channels, so you don't have to miss out on a show when you're at a frie...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Your Apple Watch can help you tune a guitar
The Apple Watch is handy for a lot of things, and now you can use the wearable when you tune your axe. Thanks to the folks at IK Multimedia, when you employ the company's UltraTuner app for iOS, note ...
03:50 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Murder, cat women and time travel hit PC in detective game 'D4'
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is a wacky, weird and fairly wonderful point-and-click adventure originally released on Xbox One for Kinect. Fast-forward a few months and, now, it's heading to PC. Creator H...
03:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Russia's latest ISS supply ship is spinning out of control
The International Space Station has yet another problem on its hands. Russia's Progress 59 supply ship (you're looking at Progress 47 above) appears to have suffered a communications breakdown shortly...
03:06 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Apple doesn't want you making Watch apps that only tell the time
The Apple Watch may come with gobs of customizable watch faces out of the box, but that doesn't mean that you can install any face you like. Apple has updated its App Store developer guidelines to exp...
02:38 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Google Now pulls info from 70 more Android apps
Google Now started pulling details from third-party Android apps back in January, but today the folks in Mountain View added support for a truckload more. As expected, in addition to the collection of...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Engadget vs. Upright Citizens Brigade in 'Mario Kart 8'
Mario Kart 8's brand new 200cc races are fast. Very fast. Indeed, they are so damned speedy that they almost made our own Joseph Volpe throw up while he was having an insanely good time playing. Since...
02:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Cablevision is the first cable company to sell Hulu, but how?
Cablevision was already the first provider to start pushing HBO Now for its internet subscribers, and today it's announcing a deal with Hulu. The two have reached an agreement to bring Hulu's VOD cata...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget 'Lucid Sleep' keeps your Chromebook connected during naps
Getting back to work after waking your Chromebook Pixel from its digital slumber is about to get a bit easier. Google announced that its new (still experimental) Lucid Sleep feature is now available. ...
01:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget PayPal's simple One Touch payments reach the web
PayPal helped fast-track your online shopping when it rolled out One Touch payments on phones last year, and today it's bringing that simpler system to the web. As with mobile apps, you shouldn't have...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget The curious case of 'SpyParty' and self-funded indie games
Game developer Chris Hecker attended Parsons School of Design in the late 1980s -- his admissions counselor was a fashionable man named Tim Gunn, who accepted Hecker's portfolio complete with a four-f...
12:47 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Infrared implant brings practical sight to the blind
You can already get a retinal implant to restore some sight when you're blind, but the quality is usually too poor to be useful for more than avoiding collisions. A better solution is close at hand, h...
12:16 pm -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget YouTube's making 'TV' series and movies with its most popular creators
For many people, Netflix, Amazon Prime and those pirates episodes of Game of Thrones have all but replaced TV. YouTube's another big draw for "cord cutting millennials," but since its videos are all u...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget LG G4 preview: Fashion and firepower collide in a flagship
Between LG and the rest of the leakers running wild these last few weeks, there's not a whole lot we didn't know about the G4 before today. Screen details? Leather? Word of that sweet, sweet f/1.8 cam...
11:44 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget 'Mighty No. 9' release blasted back to September
Mighty No. 9, the new, Kickstarted game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, is now due out in September, delayed from a spring 2015 launch window. Inafune's team, Comcept, announced the delay in a Ki...
11:29 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget LG unveils the G4 with a super-bright camera and leather backs
After weeks of quasi-leaks and actual leaks you might feel that you already know everything about the LG G4. The company's mobile chief Juno Cho clearly disagrees, however -- he just took the wraps of...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Dropbox comments help you explain your shared files
Sure, it's comparatively trivial to share your files with others on Dropbox. But how do people know why you've shared a file, or what they'll get when they open it? That's what the company's newly int...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget We're live from the LG G4 launch event!
Earlier this year, almost every smartphone maker revealed a flagship model at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But not LG. The South-Korea based company has been relatively quiet since its introduc...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget A Chrome extension taught me to love the internet again
The internet hasn't been the happiest place for me lately. Over the past three years or so I've watched friends, colleagues and loved ones battle trolls; I've learned of tragedies, both personal and p...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Uber's food delivery service launches in four cities
Uber's experiments with food delivery in California and Spain must've been a resounding success, as the ridesharing outfit is making that on-demand dining a permanent option. UberEats has officially l...
10:02 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Sainsbury's oft-forgotten streaming service comes to Chromecast
Supermarkets can now insure your car, offer broadband and mobile services and, on the odd occasion, actually sell you food. In recent years, some of these grocers have expanded into streaming, launchi...
09:54 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Yet another Chinese firm launches an Android rival
If Frank Herbert was around today, the tagline of Dune would probably be "those that control their own operating system, controls the universe." It's an idea that China's tech firms have taken to hear...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Amazon's making digital homework easier to assign, ugh
If you've ever seen a 6th grader lugging around a 30 pound backpack, you'll understand the allure of e-readers and tablets as a replacement for traditional textbooks. To help school districts make the...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Spotify streaming comes to Polk Omni wireless speakers
Ever since Spotify announced Connect, a feature that lets you easily play music on various compatible devices, manufacturers quickly started taking advantage of it. Now, following in the footsteps of ...
08:08 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Yes, these tiny robots can (autonomously) move a car
A swarm of small robots developed by a team of European scientists can carefully extract and transport vehicles up to two tons in weight. These tiny machines and their larger deployment unit are colle...
06:57 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget SwiftKey's new keyboard corrects whole phrases
SwiftKey has a new Android keyboard that will autocorrect entire phrases. Named Clarity Keyboard Beta, it aims to constantly scan the last few words typed in order to offer better corrections than riv...
05:26 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Air Force uses its secretive space drone to test futuristic propulsion system
Ask someone in the street what they know about the Air Force's top-secret space plane and you'll probably wind up getting pinched by the NSA. Nobody can claim to know much about the X-37B, beyond the ...
05:26 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Secretive space drone used to test futuristic propulsion system
Ask someone in the street what they know about the Air Force's top-secret space plane and you'll probably wind up getting pinched by the NSA. Nobody can claim to know much about the X-37B, beyond the ...
04:03 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Thirty Meter Telescope's website was hacked to protest its construction
A lot of people are obviously still unhappy that the Thirty Meter Telescope's (TMT) construction was greenlit, because the project's website was reportedly hacked on Sunday. A group called Operation G...
03:37 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Sky's closing its dedicated 3D channel
Once touted as the next big thing in television and film, 3D has ultimately failed to find an audience. It's been five long years since Sky first introduced 3D programming, starting with a Premier Lea...
02:31 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget AR comic book spreads awareness about sexual violence in India
An augmented reality comic book called Priya's Shakti aims to open people's eyes to how badly rape survivors are treated in India. A life-sized version is now coming to the US, and you'll have the cha...
01:10 am -04 - Tue, April 28, 2015
Engadget Swedish armored vehicles get F1-inspired active suspension
BAE Systems recently announced that it has adapted the active damping suspension originally made for F1 cars to a Swedish Combat Vehicle, the CV90. This is reportedly the first system of its kind for ...
11:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Audi makes eco-friendly diesel from carbon dioxide and water
In an ideal, pollution-free world, everyone would be driving electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars. Audi knows society isn't quite there yet, however, so it has a stopgap if you still get around using ...
09:44 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Daily Roundup: Hackers read President's email, eSports injuries and more!
In today's Daily Roundup, read how Russian hackers were able to read some unclassified email from President Obama. Meanwhile, one of eSports' biggest stars, Hai Lam, is retiring due to a repetitive st...
08:59 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget DARPA's steerable bullet proves it can hit moving targets
DARPA announced that its self-steering bullet program, dubbed the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), passed another developmental milestone in late February. Per an administration release, and...
08:12 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Horror sequel 'Five Nights at Freddy's 4' is happening on Halloween
Five Nights at Freddy's is a terrifying game series about gruesome murders, dead children and haunted animatronic creatures a la Chuck-E-Cheese meets Poltergeist. Yep, it's everything awful about your...
07:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Valve removes option to sell 'Skyrim' mods
After a few days of hearing complaints on the internet, Valve is removing the payment feature from the Skyrim Workshop on Steam. The PC gaming juggernaut explains that it underestimated the difference...
07:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Valve removes option to sell paid 'Skyrim' mods
After a few days of hearing complaints on the internet, Valve is removing the payment feature from the Skyrim Workshop on Steam. The PC gaming juggernaut explains that it underestimated the difference...
07:32 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget LG's posh Watch Urbane arrives at Google's store for $349
You no longer have to wait for AT&T (or go through an importer) to buy LG's ritzy-looking Watch Urbane in the US -- it's available to order today. Google is now carrying the upscale Android Wear t...
06:58 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget 'Halo' tournament canceled because Xbox One game is still broken
Halo: Combat Evolved may have been one of the first console shooters to hit the competitive gaming circuit but a recent tournament was derailed because almost six months later, The Master Chief Collec...
06:07 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Google makes nice with European news publishers
European publishers have long chastised Google for allegedly hurting their bottom line, but the internet giant is now trying to meet them half way. It's launching a partnership with eight news outlets...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay hits Best Buy's app, coming to stores later this year
Best Buy, one of the largest Apple Pay holdouts, is changing its mind. Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced during its earnings call that Best Buy stores will support Apple Pay later this year. It's also...
05:08 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Apple sold 61 million iPhones last quarter, China now second-biggest market
Back in January this year, Apple recorded a blockbuster of a quarter thanks to holiday sales of its new, larger-screened handsets. It sold a whopping 74.5 million iPhones in the last three months of 2...
05:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Rubix's wireless battery sticks to your phone with magnets
When you're spending most part of the day out and about, chances are at some point you'll have to whip out your portable battery to juice up your smartphone. This usually means stacking your phone on ...
04:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Supersonic air keeps train tracks clear when weather sucks
Unlike forest fires, you personally can't do much to stop trainwrecks. With that in mind, the folks over at General Electric took a break from tracking your brain on BBQ and devised a way to keep one ...
04:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Ultrathin membrane makes plane cabins 100x quieter
While air travel is quicker and safer than driving, it's also louder. The continuous low-frequency drone of the engines is why some people invest in noise-canceling headphones. To help reduce that non...
03:26 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget 'Minecraft' finally has a free girl character
Lots of girls play Minecraft, but you wouldn't know it from the default character options. Unless you've been willing to pay up or install a mod, your only real choice so far has been Steve, the game'...
02:51 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Instagram debuts three new filters and emoji hashtags
The five new filters that Instagram released back in December have reportedly been such a hit with users, the company has unveiled three more retouching options: Lark, Reyes and Juno. According to Ins...
02:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Facebook brings video calling to Messenger
Facebook is no stranger to video chat, but it's been keeping a low profile as of late. Well, it's no longer content to sit on the sidelines while Skype and Hangouts steal the show -- the company has j...
01:57 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget NBC's live sports streaming comes to Apple TV and Roku players
You have more than a few ways to watch live sports on Apple TV and Roku boxes, but there are still a few gaps. What if you want to catch lots of golf tournaments? If you live in the US, you won't have...
01:28 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Snapchat hires a top CNN reporter to oversee its news
Snapchat just showed how serious it is about turning its mobile video messaging service into your news hub. The company has hired Peter Hamby, one of CNN's best political reporters, to oversee its new...
12:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Want the best Apple Watch display? Get a Sport model
Splurging on a gold or steel Apple Watch might get you a fancier timepiece, but there's one thing you won't get: the best possible display. DisplayMate has taken a close look at the OLED screen in the...
12:14 pm -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Google wants first refusal on the patents you want to sell
When a business is finished with a patent or just needs some cash, it often winds up selling its intellectual property to a patent troll. With it, these "non-practicing entities" can then fire courtro...
11:44 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget ESPN sues Verizon for custom FiOS TV plans
We knew ESPN wasn't happy with Verizon's recently announced flexible TV plans, and now it is ready to take legal action on the matter. According to CNBC, The Worldwide Leader in Sports is suing Verizo...
11:44 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget ESPN sues Verizon over customizable FiOS TV plan
We knew ESPN wasn't happy with Verizon's recently announced flexible TV plans, and now it is ready to take legal action on the matter. According to CNBC, The Worldwide Leader in Sports is suing Verizo...
11:35 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Every major US credit card will soon work with Apple Pay
The roster of credit cards that work with Apple's mobile payments platform has always had one notable absentee. Thankfully, the folks at Discover have realized that there's little to be gained from no...
11:10 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Wimbledon bans 'nuisance' selfie sticks
If you're heading to the All England Lawn Tennis Club in June to enjoy some strawberries and cream and perhaps snap the odd selfie while watching the world's best tennis players, we have some bad news...
11:01 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Wireless glove adds touch to VR video games
While Oculus, Valve, Samsung and HTC are all looking to captialize on the resurgence of VR, their solutions all focus on what we can see and hear. That's more than enough to immerse you in a virtual w...
10:41 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Eurovision's official app is your guide to (not) enjoying Eurovision
For some of us, the Eurovision Song Contest means cringing at over-the-top performances and chuckling at Graham Norton's dry, subtly cynical commentary. For others, however, the annual karaoke competi...
10:22 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget First home HIV test goes on sale in Britain
Although sexual health has become less of a taboo subject, ensuring that people get tested for STDs remains a big issue. The NHS now offers DIY kits for those worried they might have caught something ...
10:13 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Samsung app helps Alzheimer's patients remember their families
If you've seen Still Alice, you know how important a smartphone can be for an Alzheimer's patient -- it helps jog memories that might otherwise be lost. Samsung is clearly aware of this, as it just re...
09:31 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Tesla's home batteries may be leased, rather than sold
Tesla's not-so-secret plan to fill the world's homes with giant batteries could involve leasing them, according to a report from The Guardian. The batteries have apparently already been leased to cust...
08:01 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget One of eSports' biggest stars retires with repetitive strain injury
If you're into eSports, then it's highly likely that you would have heard of Hai Lam. He's best known as the Mid Laner and captain of Cloud9, which is regarded as the best US eSports team for the popu...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk's unlimited everything SIM is 12 per month but laden with fine print
The UK mobile market is undergoing a serious makeover, with two huge acquisitions on the horizon and new MVNOs popping up left, right and centre. Quad-play provider TalkTalk is already known for its l...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Kojima and del Toro's 'Silent Hills' is not going to happen
Silent Hills, at least as it was originally conceived, is no more. The next chapter of the once-popular horror series had built considerable hype off the back of a fantastic playable teaser, P.T., whi...
03:55 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Car headlights of the future won't blind other drivers
Carnegie Mellon's work on headlights has made an appearance here before, where it's near-future smart headlights would parse raindrops and 'cancel' them out, projecting light around the rain drops, su...
01:33 am -04 - Mon, April 27, 2015
Engadget Scientists spot runaway galaxies
It's well established that runaway stars and planets are a cosmic reality, but runaway galaxies? Yes, amazingly enough, those exist. Scientists have discovered at least 11 galaxies moving so quickly (...
11:16 pm -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget Someone got Android Wear running on Samsung's Gear 2 watch
Don't despair if you bought Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch, only to realize that you wanted the Android-powered Gear Live instead -- there might be a solution in the works. XDA tinkerer biktor_gj has suc...
09:12 pm -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget Interactive exhibit honors women in game development
There's a new interactive video game exhibit at The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) in California, and it's not showing off just any game-related material. No, it's putting a spotlight ...
07:11 pm -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget Jay Z says his Tidal music service is doing just fine, thank you
Jay Z re-launched Tidal with a lot of fanfare, but how well is his artist-owned streaming service doing so far? Just fine, if you ask the man himself. As part of a flurry of Twitter posts, Mr. Carter ...
05:03 pm -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget 'Gears of War' looks like the next game to get an Xbox One remaster
Like it or not, ports of classic games to the latest consoles are still all the rage... and Microsoft appears eager to cash in on the trend. Both Kotaku and Polygon report that Microsoft, Black Tusk S...
02:56 pm -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget NASCAR's first hydrogen-powered pace car hits the track
NASCAR may be dominated by gas-guzzling racers, but its pace car this weekend is decidedly kinder to the environment. The motorsport league's Sprint Cup race in Richmond on the 26th (delayed from the ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' is fast, frantic and adds a co-op campaign
Developer Treyarch has a good record of keeping things fresh in Call of Duty. The company started working on the franchise back in 2005. With World at War it added zombies, Black Ops went to Vietnam, ...
10:57 am -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget Nokia denies that it will resume making phones
We hope you weren't counting on Nokia reviving its phone business. The Finnish firm is now bluntly denying claims that it's planning to return to making phones -- there are "no plans" to make or sell ...
10:57 am -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget Nokia says it's not going to start making phones again
We hope you weren't counting on Nokia reviving its phone business. The Finnish firm is now bluntly denying claims that it's planning to return to making phones -- there are "no plans" to make or sell ...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Chevy's concept car, LED bulbs and solar lanterns
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.Tesla made headlines again this week with the official (sor...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget Your Tor-based email isn't as secure as you think
A recent security breach just provided a painful reminder that Tor's anonymity network isn't completely foolproof against truly determined intruders. The email service SIGAINT is warning users that so...
03:09 am -04 - Sun, April 26, 2015
Engadget Police can spot differences between identical twins by melting DNA
Believe it or not, police have a real problem with identifying suspects who are identical twins -- unless you're willing to spend a month sequencing genes, DNA samples are all but useless. They may be...
11:20 pm -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Hackers deface Tesla's website and Twitter accounts
It's all too common to see ne'er-do-wells compromising a website or a social network account, but Tesla just got hit with a triple whammy. At least one group has hijacked not just the electric car mak...
09:06 pm -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget The CIA couldn't properly use a mass surveillance program for years
Whatever you think about the morality of using mass surveillance to catch evildoers, the technology only works if people can use it -- just ask the CIA. The New York Times has obtained a declassified ...
07:01 pm -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat
There's a thin line between a flourishing product category and an oversaturated one. The smart thermostat racket is fast approaching critical mass, and energy providers across the UK have begun offeri...
06:59 pm -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Russian hackers scooped up the President's unclassified email
Russian hackers may have had more success in breaching the White House network than first thought. New York Times sources understand that intruders who got into the White House's unclassified system m...
05:05 pm -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Facebook and Google help find Nepal earthquake survivors
The Nepal earthquake has caused an immeasurable amount of tragedy this weekend, but some internet services are offering tools that might provide comfort if you have friends or family in the area. Face...
03:09 pm -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Send directions to your Android phone with a Google search
Sending Google Maps directions to an Android phone hasn't been that hard for a while, but it's now downright easy. Google has introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple searc...
01:01 pm -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Google sends a Glass-like mystery device through the FCC
Google might have just hinted at the future of its Glass headsets. The company has sent a mystery "smart BLE" (Bluetooth Low Energy) device to the FCC for approval, the A4R-CAP1, and there are a few t...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget From garage to campus: a look at the digs of tech's Big Five
Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon: These juggernauts are at the forefront of the tech industry. And with that success comes an ever-expanding workforce, and the need for a place to put the...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Designing a roller coaster that'll make you weep
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 hope...
07:08 am -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Only selfies can kill the bad guys in this game
Okay, "bad guys" is a bit of an exaggeration: The green boxes you have to kill in Selfie Assault don't really do anything but stay perfectly still. You'd have to eliminate them all to conquer the game...
05:30 am -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Google pulls the Nexus 7 tablet from its online store
In case you were on the fence about grabbing one of Google's affordable Nexus tablets, you'd better jump off it pretty soon. The Nexus 7's been pulled from the Google Store, as spotted by TalkAndroid,...
05:30 am -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Google pulls the Nexus 7 tablet from its online store (updated)
In case you were on the fence about grabbing one of Google's affordable Nexus tablets, you'd better jump off it pretty soon. The Nexus 7's been pulled from the Google Store, as spotted by TalkAndroid,...
03:50 am -04 - Sat, April 25, 2015
Engadget Chill out with this 'holographic' virtual aquarium
There's something inexplicably tranquil about gazing at fish in an aquarium as they swim back and forth, darting about rocks or that tacky plastic treasure chest sitting in the corner. But what if you...
09:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Portland unbans UberX
Citing violations of its hired transportation rules, the city of Portland, OR sued Uber last December and temporarily halted the ridesharing company's operations within city limits. Now, after months ...
08:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Creep your friends out with this online GIF tool
GIFs are usually a source of delight and wonder. Artist Vince McKelvie, however, has taken that wonder and warped it beyond recognition. In his new site, click drag click, you can create animated terr...
07:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay
The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday. After decades of research and development, the NRL has created a transparent, bulletproof material tha...
06:31 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Quirky wine rack could refill itself using Amazon Dash
Do you wake up in the middle of the night, soaked in cold sweat and frantically worrying, "Oh God, is my wine rack sufficiently full?" Well, fear not, because this automated wine rack from Quirky not ...
05:58 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget These tiny gecko-inspired robots can lift over 100x their weight
Beware the tiny robot uprising, which at this point are taunting us with the equivalent of superhuman strength. Researchers at Stanford have created several tiny bots that can move things more than 10...
05:27 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Department of Defense creates new cyberunit in Silicon Valley
In order to better combat cyberthreats to national security, the US Department of Defense is setting up shop in Silicon Valley. At a lecture today at Stanford University, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ...
04:56 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Seattle PD pushes for transparency by hiring a coder/critic
Remember Tim Clemans, the formerly anonymous programmer who requested all of the city police department's for basically all of its bodycam footage and emails? His data petitioning ultimately led to th...
04:12 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget With Comcast out, Charter eyes Time Warner Cable merger again
Comcast is out, but that doesn't mean Time Warner Cable is off the market. Charter, which already cast a losing bid for the provider in 2014, is considering trying to acquire TWC again, according to t...
04:04 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Formula 1 aerodynamics will make grocery stores more efficient
No, that's not a typo. It turns out Formula 1 racing technology, specifically aerodynamics, can help rid grocery stores of the so-called "cold aisle" issue. Using aerofoils that are designed to guide ...
03:39 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget BitTorrent reportedly laid off dozens of employees
According to Buzzfeed, BitTorrent drastically reduced its US workforce on Thursday. Multiple anonymous sources reportedly confirmed that about 40 of the company's 150 domestic employees were sacked ye...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Cooking with Watson: Australian asparagus and pig's feet croquettes
'Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson' is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Once a week, as part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe f...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Cooking with Watson: Austrian asparagus and pig's feet croquettes
'Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson' is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Once a week, as part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe f...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Cooking with Watson: Austrian asparagus and pigs' feet croquettes
'Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson' is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Once a week, as part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe f...
02:45 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget JXE Training Day: How to play your first 'League of Legends' match
We covered the League of Legends basics during our very first episode Training Day. Loc Tran, he of San Jose State University's rising League team, gave us the lowdown on just what mobile online battl...
02:25 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Watch the Apple Watch unbox itself
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02:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget How cheap VR helped a Stanford professor bring his dream to Tribeca
Last year, the Tribeca Film Festival began highlighting new mediums being used in storytelling, and that trend has translated over to 2015. Virtual reality is, naturally, a big part of this movement, ...
01:38 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Selfie typewriter hammers out ASCII portraits
Dimitry Morozov, better known as vtol, is a Russian musician, engineer and artist who decided that selfies were far too modern for his liking. Instead, he wanted people to wait for their gratification...
01:13 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Jack White's Third Man Records now has its own synth and amp
Jack White has been know to go all out for Record Store Day events with his Third Man Records imprint. This year, in addition to transferring Elvis' first recording from acetate to vinyl for release l...
12:44 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch app roundup: It's all on the wrist
It's Apple Watch day. And whether you received one already, or are stuck waiting a few weeks for it, you'll want apps to make the most out of your new wearable when the time comes. Thankfully, we here...
12:16 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Luxottica CEO says company is working on Google Glass 2.0
When Nest CEO Tony Fadell took over Google Glass back in February, he pledged to redesign the headset "from scratch." Well, it looks like that process is well underway. In a company meeting today, Lux...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget The best exercise headphones
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the original full article below at TheWirecutter.com.If I were looking for a pair of headphones to use...
11:33 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Nintendo backs off of bringing Super Nintendo games to Wii U
Bad news for Super Nintendo fans: your Wii U fix is about to dry up. Nintendo's Virtual Console, the download service offering older games on its consoles and handhelds, has never had the most robust ...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Hubble turns 25: The past, present and future
Today, 25 years ago, Hubble finally left Earth aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery after decades of planning and development. Its journey was fraught with problems and delays, but it ultimately rose ab...
10:37 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Technology turns touchscreen displays into biometric scanners
A team of researchers from Yahoo Labs has developed a much affordable alternative to fingerprint sensors for phones. It's a biometric system called "Bodyprint," and it only needs devices' capacitive t...
10:22 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Here's the Apple Watch torn apart for your pleasure
You likely won't be able to repair the Apple Watch on your own -- shocking, we know. The gadget eviscerators over at iFixit put the Apple Watch under the knife today, just as people who've preordered ...
09:54 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Google and Facebook come out against government spying
The Department of Homeland Security is setting up shop in Silicon Valley, with secretary of state Jeh Johnson pushing for easier access to our private data. Naturally, both Google and Facebook have st...
09:18 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Berkeley's artificial photosynthesis turns carbon dioxide into future fuel
Whenever a scientific discovery claims to have solved one of the world's most critical issues, it's hard not to get a little bit excited. Today, our hopes are riding high on the news that Berkeley Uni...
08:47 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Comcast officially gives up on Time Warner Cable merger
The rather unpopular, $45 billion merger attempt between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been officially called off. In a very brief statement, Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts said that he would have l...
07:40 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget An Android is urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps
Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordina...
07:40 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget An Android is urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps (update)
Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordina...
07:23 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Drones will deliver mail in Switzerland this summer
You know which organization doesn't want to fall behind Amazon, DHL and Alibaba when it comes to drone deliveries? The Swiss Post. Yes, Switzerland's postal service wants to deliver small packages usi...
06:08 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Ultraviolet strands form this celestial tapestry
Sometimes you just need to grab 18 miles of fluorescent string, coat it in ultraviolet paint and stretch it along an art installation and hit it with black lights. At least that's what artist Julien S...
04:46 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Steam lets modders sell their wares, starting with 'Skyrim'
Valve's move to start selling community-created mods on its PC-game storefront looks like it could boost that $57 million user payout from earlier this year. And it's starting with The Elder Scrolls V...
03:30 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget The Army's testing clip-on ray gun attachments for its rifles
The energy-blasting G.I. Joe future that we've all been waiting for is steadily getting closer. Not only is the US Army outfitting trucks with increasingly powerful laser systems, it is also looking t...
03:30 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget The US Army's testing clip-on ray gun attachments for its rifles
The energy-blasting G.I. Joe future that we've all been waiting for is steadily getting closer. Not only is the US Army outfitting trucks with increasingly powerful laser systems, it is also looking t...
02:34 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget Samsung's next smartwatch will be round
Samsung's gearing up for the launch of its latest smartwatch by releasing its SDK ahead of the official reveal, which it has never done before. Devs might need some extra time to prep their applicatio...
01:28 am -04 - Fri, April 24, 2015
Engadget The new 'Call of Duty Black Ops 3' trailer looks... familiar
The latest teaser trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops 3 -- this year's installment from Black Ops creator Treyarch -- depicts a future ruptured by the onset of technologically enhanced and weaponized h...
11:57 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Daily Roundup: Comcast rethinks bid for Time Warner, Project Fi and more!
In today's Daily Roundup, read about Comcast reportedly dropping its bid for Time Warner Cable, how Google's Project Fi mobile phone service will work and get the details on an amazing Jedi mode for S...
11:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget 'X Files' goes HD on Netflix ahead of new episodes
Been itching to prep for The X Files' return by binge-watching the series from the beginning? Given that Netflix has just flipped the switch on an HD upgrade of the first season, that's gotten a littl...
10:46 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Cablevision offers 'Cord Cutter' packages with optional HBO Now
It looks like Cablevision is covering all of its bases. Today the company announced "Cord Cutter" packages that include a free digital antenna and access to its Optimum WiFi network. Additionally, Cab...
10:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Scientists fully decode a pair of mammoth DNA genomes
A team of Harvard Medical School geneticists have deciphered the complete genomes of not one but two individual woolly mammoths. The results, recently published in the journal Current Biology, are alr...
09:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Take notes on your wrist with Google Keep and Android Wear
Keep, Google's cloud-based note taking app, has always been pretty handy. But having to pull out and unlock your phone, then launch the program, open a new note and finally type in your thought is oft...
08:25 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Watch eSports on ESPN2 for the first time ever this weekend
The final round of the collegiate championship for Heroes of the Storm -- Blizzard's answer to hugely popular MOBA games League of Legends and Dota 2 -- will be broadcast live on ESPN2 on Sunday at 6:...
07:53 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Marvel and Telltale team up for a brand new game
Telltale, the studio behind Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead adventure games, has partnered with Marvel for a game series due out in 2017. Telltale announced the collaboration in a brief blog post...
07:53 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Marvel and Telltale team up for a brand-new game
Telltale, the studio behind Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead adventure games, has partnered with Marvel for a game series due out in 2017. Telltale announced the collaboration in a brief blog post...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Xbox revenue dips 24 percent thanks to Xbox One price cut
In the three months leading up to March 31, 2015, Microsoft reported a 24 percent drop in revenue from its Xbox division compared with last year, attributing much of the decline to sales of an "increa...
06:45 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Twitter Highlights serves up the day's best tweets
Unless you're constantly checking Twitter, there's a very good chance you're going to miss something cool. To help keep you from missing those very important tweets, Twitter introduced Highlights for ...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Hulu's Turner deal gives it Adventure Time, Venture Bros. and more
Hulu is about to be your go-to destination to catch up on the adventures of the Venture Bros. and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The streaming service announced a deal with Turner Broadcasting that adds Cart...
05:35 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Google eyes the bigger picture while missing Wall Street's expectations
It's earnings time once more, and Google's gone and done it again. Despite taking in $17.3 billion in revenue over the past three months (that's a 12 percent lift over how much it made this time last ...
04:56 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Amazon Web Services is a $5 billion business
Even though Amazon Web Services has taken off in recent years to become the cloud computing solution of choice for businesses, not much was known about how much money it was bringing in. Now, however,...
04:29 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Surface sales are on the upswing once again
After a very slow start, Microsoft's Surface finally seems to be hitting its stride. The company made $713 million from Surface sales last quarter, a 44 percent jump over last year, according to its l...
04:05 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Hubble celebrates its 25th anniversary with space fireworks
To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter century of scientific service, both NASA and the European Space Administration (ESA) have published this stunning photograph of Westerlund 2. At just ...
03:38 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Microsoft offers schools a discount on Surface 3 and a cheaper model
Microsoft is sweetening the pot for schools looking to adopt its new hybrid tablet by giving them a 10 percent discount on the Surface 3, Type Cover and stylus. Normally, they cost $500, $130 and $50,...
03:05 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Comcast will reportedly drop its bid for Time Warner Cable
That heavily-criticized $45 billion Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger? Well, it looks like it's not going to happen after all. Bloomberg reports that the former company is dropping its bid to acqui...
02:58 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Chinese automaker shows off country's first EV sports car
It shouldn't be a surprise that China is looking to zero-emission vehicles to help tackle its air-quality issues. Beijing-based CH-Auto is looking to take advantage of that push with the country's fir...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Playing 'Shovel Knight' PS4 with Yacht Club Games
Shovel Knight raised a mighty pixelated fist to the sky when it came to Nintendo Wii U, 3DS and PC in 2014. Yacht Club Games created a marvelously assured debut, giving the little blue warrior and his...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch App Store is ready to equip your device upon arrival
If you've already ordered Apple's smartwatch, it should arrive sometime in the next few weeks. To prep for that delivery, the App Store's selection of Watch-specific apps is available for browsing on ...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget The amazing 'Star Wars Galaxies' Jedi mode that never was
"Well, my opinion is Jedi are evil." That's how Raph Koster, creative director of the 2003 MMO Star Wars Galaxies, begins discussing the problems that faced his design team back in the day. Jedi were ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget A cheat sheet to Project Fi, Google's mobile phone service
Rumors of Google breaking into the wireless carrier game have been fodder for scoops, breathless reports and thinkpieces for years now, and for the longest time it looked like the search giant just co...
01:53 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Acer's Liquid X2 smartphone is another globetrotter's dream
Sure, you probably don't need a smartphone with a massive 4,000mAh battery and a trio of SIM card slots, but thanks to Acer, your author can't stop thinking about one. Acer's so-called Liquid X2 is cl...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Solitaire returns to Windows 10: the bouncy cards are back!
To the dismay of many users, Microsoft decided to remove its Solitaire, Hearts and Minesweeper games from Windows 8. But now, to celebrate the venerated card game's 25th anniversary (it debuted all th...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Latest Ubuntu hits the web with mostly minor refinements
Today's release of Ubuntu 15.04 is yet another installment in the slow and steady march forward from Canonical. The company knows that not every OS release needs to be accompanied by fanfare and drama...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Developer makes Amazon's Echo control Wink and Nest devices
After Amazon gave select developers access to an SDK for its Echo wireless speaker last month, we now have a few examples of what you can do with it. Developer Jeffrey Bachand has built apps allowing ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Which gaming keyboards are worth buying?
The act of building a great gaming rig isn't just about finding the most powerful processor, a capable graphics card or massive amounts of RAM. It's also about what you use to interact with the machin...
12:49 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Acer's building an Android gaming tablet to go with its Predator PCs
It's safe to say that Acer's gone a little batty this morning - the company crammed announcement after announcement into a press conference overlooking the New York City skyline, but some of the most ...
12:31 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Europe's looking into tighter controls for America's tech titans
Almost all of the world's biggest tech companies are American, a fact that's got the European Union slightly worried. So worried, in fact, that the EU has started looking into forming a regulatory bod...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Google's Project Fi is great, but the UK doesn't need it
For years, there have been rumblings that Google was looking to get into the carrier business, but it took until yesterday for the search giant to finally reveal what it's been working on. It's called...
11:02 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Documentarian recreates Trayvon Martin's shooting in VR
The aim of a jury trial is to recreate a moment of history with sufficient detail to let a people decide what the truth is. But unless there's video footage of the event, it can often be difficult to ...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Will Tidal's artist exclusives ruin streaming music?
Tidal, the Jay Z-led music-streaming service, recently relaunched at the end of March with a roster of high-profile celebrity backers, like Madonna, Rihanna and Kanye West. The event was much more tha...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Misfit's Apple Watch app is a tiny, fast-paced fitness coach
If you can get a decent workout in just a few minutes, you've got no excuse to be a lazy bum. That's the thinking behind Misfit Minute, a new Apple Watch app launching today from the fitness wearable ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Djay for Apple Watch puts decks on your wrist
Desktop, laptop, tablet, phone and (now) watch. That's a list of things you can DJ (or rather, djay) on, thanks to a multi-platform update to the eponymous(ish) app from Algoriddim. As Apple Watch (ki...
09:28 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget You can pre-order Samsung's new Gear VR for Galaxy S6 on April 24
If you just snapped up a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, it won't be too long until you can get your hands on Samsung's new Gear VR headset. Samsung just announced that the revamped Gear VR will be available fo...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget This smartphone is extra-secure and stronger than steel
How do you stand out if you're a fledgling smartphone maker that can't compete on specs alone? If you're Turing Robotic Industries (formerly QSAlpha), you pour your energy into clever design -- both i...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget BBC Three's online switch delayed until next year
BBC Three's transition from a traditional channel to an online-only property, with new media playing a key role in its evolution, ain't happening any time this year. The channel was set to be switched...
08:14 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Pentax's top DSLR uses image stabilization to reduce noise
Given the moribund DSLR market, Ricoh wasn't about to mess around with the follow-up to its popular Pentax flagship, the K-3. Sure enough, the K-3 II retains the weather-proof body, fast 8.3 fps shoot...
07:10 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Uber co-founder's new app wants to be your personal shopper
Shopping these days is easy peasy. You can either buy online if you want to stay in your pajamas or go to a store if you need a sales rep's help. One startup believes it can combine both experiences, ...
06:05 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget House passes bill allowing corporations to share your data
If you wanted to explain the dilemma of privacy versus security to a curious relative, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act would be a good place to start. The bill has just been passed by the House of r...
05:09 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Diabetes app shares your blood sugar levels with strangers
Living with diabetes means tracking your meals and insulin level. The new One Drop app for iOS (an Android version is planned) aims to not only make that monitoring easier, but also use the logged inf...
05:02 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Plusnet's jumping on the YouView bandwagon with its own TV service
In recent times, many of the UK's biggest broadband and TV providers have sought to head off competition by expanding into new markets. Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Sky are betting on mobile, while othe...
03:50 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Aziz Ansari is getting his own Netflix comedy series
Netflix must have liked the response to Aziz Ansari's latest stand-up special, as it's about to give the comedian a lot more screen time. Deadline understands that the streaming service has ordered a ...
02:33 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Apple Stores won't sell the Watch at launch, but six other shops will
You've likely heard or read that Apple's debut wearable isn't going to be sold quite like the company's previous products. Whether it's about where the demand for the product is coming from (or where ...
01:39 am -04 - Thu, April 23, 2015
Engadget Blink: an on-demand, smartphone-powered service for eye exams
Yes, smartphones can be fun, no doubt about it (Flappy Bird, anyone?). But there's more to them than that. Take EyeNetra, for example: this young startup has come up with a smartphone-based service th...
11:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget It looks like the government will stop the Comcast/TWC merger
That seemingly ever-looming union between Comcast and Time-Warner Cable looks like it hit another roadblock. The Federal Communications Commission wants to put the $45 billion merger in front of an ad...
11:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget New bill would extend Patriot Act surveillance until 2020
In case you haven't heard, the Patriot Act's Section 215 is set to expire June 1st. That's the provision that National Security Agency uses to justify its bulk data collection practices. However, Sena...
11:07 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Carphone Warehouse launching flexible 'iD' mobile network next month
Does the UK need another carrier? Carphone Warehouse seems to think so. It's been rumoured for months, but finally the company is ready to unveil its own mobile network. "iD" will arrive in May and, a...
10:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget UMaine's clean snowmobile runs on (a lot of) natural gas
Take a look at what these mechanical engineering students from the University of Maine say is the only natural gas-powered snowmobile in the US. Why make all these changes to what used to be a stock A...
09:49 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Butterfly wings are the key to glare-free phone displays
Butterflies have proven to be a surprising source of inspiration for technology, and that trend isn't about to slow down any time soon. German researchers have discovered that irregular, nanoscopic st...
09:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Nanotech is the key to better EV batteries
Living up to his billing as an inventor/visionary, Ray Kurzweil kicked off an engineering conference in Detroit this week by imagining what might power cars of the future. Sure, he mentioned the self-...
08:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Scientists create first genetically modified human embryo
For the first time in history, a team of researchers have successfully edited the genes of a human embryo. The researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou reportedly used the CRISPR/Cas9 tech...
07:58 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Germany rules that using ad blocking software is legal
The ability to silence the constant braying of advertising is great, unless you're a publisher who relies upon the cash that it generates to keep running. This tension between media outlets and ad-blo...
07:58 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Germany rules that using ad-blocking software is legal
The ability to silence the constant braying of advertising is great, unless you're a publisher who relies upon the cash that it generates to keep running. This tension between media outlets and ad-blo...
07:33 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Video games can drive social change, if they grow up first
Games for Change president Asi Burak has noticed an odd trend in the gaming industry. Gaming is growing rapidly as a form of entertainment and it's entering a space of serious artistic critique, where...
07:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget EE adds two own-brand smartphones to its low-cost Android flock
Besides offering the flagship smartphones from Apple, Samsung and HTC, UK mobile operator EE also offers a range of own-brand 4G devices. The carrier's avian-themed lineup already includes the Kestrel...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Why video game bodies look nothing like real people
Have you wondered why video game characters bear precious little resemblance to the people you see on the street? PBS has. Its latest Game/Show episode dives into the reasons why bodies in games are s...
06:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Tidal Discovery will allow independent artists to upload directly
While Tidal didn't have too much to say about independent artists during its relaunch a couple weeks ago, the company is lending a hand now. In an interview with Smashd, Tidal's Chief Information Offi...
05:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Facebook continues to make most of its money from mobile
Facebook's bet on mobile continues to pay off in absolute spades. The first quarterly earnings report of the year from Zuckerberg and crew lay testament to that, showing that a whopping 73 percent of ...
05:02 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget This is what the inside of your head looks like when you sing
There's a lot more that goes into producing human vocalizations than just the dual flaps of your larynx and a gust of air. More than 100 muscles throughout your face and neck coordinate to create the ...
04:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget 'GameLoading' documentary charts the rise of indie gaming stars
The indie game community has exploded in the last few years, especially as development tools and digital distribution channels have become more accessible. StudioBento filmmakers Lester Francois and A...
04:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget A radioactive drone landed on the Japanese Prime Minister's office
Japan has a mystery on its hands. A worker has discovered a drone on top of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office that was not only carrying a water bottle, but was marked with a radioactive sign and car...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Scientists turn old smartphones into all-seeing eyes
That clunky old Android phone sitting in a drawer may be more useful than you think. A team from Carnegie Mellon University has created a program called Zensors that uses connected smartphone or surve...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Three's launching Voice over LTE support this autumn
Three's hellbent on continually improving network reliability and coverage, and as part of that, the carrier has today announced it's gearing up to add Voice over LTE (VoLTE) support to its network th...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget NASA forms a coalition to look for life on other planets
NASA knows that it can't rely solely on astronomers and robotic rovers to find life on other worlds, so it's recruiting some help. The space agency has formed the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (N...
02:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Mini's weird-looking AR goggles are actually useful
Augmented reality is supposed to be the future, but its current usefulness is pretty fuzzy. Sony's SmartEyeglass is reminiscent of your old monochrome monitors, Microsoft's HoloLens' games look intrig...
01:52 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Facebook Hello shows who's calling your Android phone
As helpful as it is, caller ID doesn't really tell you everything about who's ringing your phone or why. Is it an acquaintance? A best friend's birthday? Or a robocaller? Facebook might have a better ...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Google's Project Fi service turns multiple phone networks into one
Got a Nexus 6? Itching to dump your traditional wireless service provider for something a bit more ambitious? Google's got you covered. After months of speculation and a not-so-subtle nod from Sundar ...
01:31 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Xbox One update preview targets the SmartGlass app
The May Xbox One update preview is all about SmartGlass. First up, users will be able to turn their consoles on or off directly from the Xbox One SmartGlass beta apps on Windows, Windows Phone and And...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Making beats with Teenage Engineering's pocket-sized synthesizers
When I first heard about Teenage Engineering's Pocket Operators at last year's Moogfest, I was pretty skeptical. A card-sized digital synth in your pocket? Sure, it sounds cool. And yes, the folks at ...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget popSLATE gives your iPhone a second (not so useful) screen
Like most smartphone users, I unlock my screen incessantly so I usually run out of battery when I most need it. But popSLATE promises to be the rehab for my swipe-screen addiction. It's a smartphone c...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Make sense of your Instagram followers with SocialRank
Use a social network like Instagram long enough and you'll inevitably amass a slew of followers -- but what do you actually know about them? If you're relying on mere follower counts, probably not muc...
11:26 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Researchers find another terrifying iOS flaw
It can't have escaped your attention that security experts have declared open season on Apple products over the last few weeks. At San Francisco's RSA conference, an even more terrifying exploit has b...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget 'Adventure Time' may finally be getting the game it deserves
The Adventure Time TV show has been a huge success, but the accompanying video games rarely offer the same level of quality. Developer Vicious Cycle is hoping to change that with Adventure Time: Finn ...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget E4 will 'shut down' on election day to encourage young people to vote
What's the best way to encourage young people to vote? There's no definitive answer, but switching off a TV channel is one of the more unusual ideas we've heard about. For the UK's General Election on...
10:28 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Amazon trial delivers packages directly to Audi cars
Tired of having to stay home (or ship to the office) just to collect your online orders? If you live in Germany and drive the right car, you might not have to. In an expansion of what Volvo tried last...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget You'll need a leather jacket for this retro e-bike
If you're worried that the future will make us lose our sense of style, you should check out what the e-bike industry has been up to. In order to accommodate the electric motors and batteries, designe...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Zeiss's latest full-frame Sony lenses have OLED screens
Sony's full-frame Alpha cameras have serious game, and their only weakness -- a lack of lenses -- is quickly becoming a non-issue. Zeiss has just added a couple more full-frame "Batis" AF lenses that ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Health app won't need a tracker to get your fitness data
When Microsoft said its Health platform was open to everyone, it wasn't kidding around. The company has revealed that its mobile Health app will soon get step counts and calorie burns from the sensors...
08:28 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Internet forums are good for you
Internet forums have a positive impact on life satisfaction and lead to increased involvement in communities outside the confines of the online world, according to a study published in Computers In Hu...
07:35 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget 'Halo' on Xbox One gets even more 'Halo' next month
If you've stuck with Halo: The Master Chief Collection this long you deserve a reward, and folks who played during the game's disastrous launch window last year will soon have theirs. As a 343 Industr...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget 'Daredevil' will return to Netflix for a second season
Despite the popularity of Netflix's original shows, the streaming giant doesn't actually own most of the content it delivers to customers. It's a situation that the company is working hard to rectify,...
05:54 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Blackberry wants to lock down security for the Internet of Things
Say what you will about BlackBerry's current state of affairs, but in its heyday it was workplace no-brainer because of its then-unparalleled security systems. Well, the Canadian company has plans to ...
04:49 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Amazon Destinations handpicks hotels in LA, NY and Seattle
Amazon's rumored new travel site has appeared and it's well, exactly as rumored. While the company previously sold flash-sale hotel rooms as part of Amazon Local, alongside steep discounts, Destinatio...
04:06 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Daniel Radcliffe confirmed for BBC 'Grand Theft Auto' drama
The rumors were true. The BBC's new Grand Theft Auto drama will feature two heavyweight stars: Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar Games co-founder Sam Houser and Bill Paxton as Jack Thompson, a former attor...
03:17 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget HTC's VR headset is available, but you probably won't get one
HTC and Valve will be giving out Vive virtual reality headsets for free as reported in March, but only if you're a developer -- a very lucky developer. The duo has just launched a sign-up form for fol...
02:35 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Los Angeles partners with Waze to head off traffic gridlocks
Los Angeles' traffic problems are legendary, which is probably why the City of Angels is following Boston's lead and partnering with Waze for real-time traffic alerts. The LA mayor's office Periscoped...
01:29 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget Uber complies with German taxi rules to end court ordered ban
Uber has announced operational changes in response to German courts banning its service twice in less than a year. According to a Reuters report, Uber will amend its UberPOP program (the European vers...
12:56 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget HP's Pavilion and Envy x360 are a cheaper path to convertible laptops
Intrigued by HP's luscious new Spectre x360 convertible laptop, but looking for something a bit cheaper? Say hello to the new Pavilion x360 and Envy x360. Starting at $410, the Pavilion x360 is HP's m...
12:55 am -04 - Wed, April 22, 2015
Engadget CyberPower's three-blade gaming PC is built for showing off
Sure, you can accessorize a gaming PC with curved monitors and glowing lights to make it stand out, but what if you don't think they're eye-catching enough? CyberPower thinks it has an answer: it just...
11:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Daily Roundup: Setting up a 100-inch projector, 'Rock Band 4' news and more!
Welcome to the Daily Roundup. What is it like to setup a 100-inch projector inside your apartment? Meanwhile, Rock Band 4 will be co-published by a hardware company and a Darknet-shopping bot was fina...
10:45 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Netflix wants to own its original shows
Despite all the "Netflix original" branding plastered over shows like House of Cards, it's not technically Netflix's content. That's a big reason why you've had access to some of it through TV provide...
10:15 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Fox Sports and NBC come out against Verizon's custom TV plans
Not long after ESPN voiced its objection to Verizon's customizable FiOS TV packages, Fox Sports and NBC are following suit. Earlier today, both networks revealed they are also not on board with Verizo...
09:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Feds ask airlines to look for theoretical WiFi hacks
The FBI and TSA have begun telling airlines to watch out for passengers attempting to access their planes' internal navigation networks, despite lacking evidence that anybody's ever actually tried to ...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Vine makes it easier to share videos everywhere at once
So you've discovered a catchy Vine video that you know your friends will instantly appreciate, but they're scattered across multiple social networks. Will you have to sit there diligently tapping the ...
08:59 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Aereo to pay broadcasters $950,000 for copyright claims
As if the situation couldn't get worse for Aereo, the defunct TV streaming service is now set to make a payment to the broadcasters responsible for its downfall. And, all things considered, it's getti...
08:25 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Google will roll out its wireless service starting tomorrow
The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Google plans to launch its very own phone service starting tomorrow. The plan was first announced over a month ago at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,...
07:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Tesla will reveal a battery for your home at its April event
You don't have to wonder any longer as to what Tesla will unveil at its April 30th event -- the company just spoiled things in advance. In an email to investors, the company states that its shindig wi...
07:07 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Facebook tweaks its News Feed to show you more from your friends
If you're like me, your News Feed on Facebook is filled with just as much content from brands as it is updates about your classmate's vacation. Based on feedback, the folks in Menlo Park are changing ...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Terrafugia's flying car project is still a couple of years away
Terrafugia's car/plane hybrid has been "coming soon" for nearly a decade and it will stay that way a bit longer. The Transition vehicle has come a long way since those early renders, and in a talk tod...
05:52 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget 1,500 iOS apps are vulnerable to an HTTPS-crippling bug
According to analytics service SourceDNA, nearly 1,500 iPhone and iPad apps currently available in the App Store include a bug that breaks HTTPS. This could leave users' sensitive personal information...
05:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget The 'Journey' game soundtrack will be available on vinyl
Sony and Thatgamecompany are proud that Journey's soundtrack was good enough to make it the first game nominated for a Grammy -- so proud, in fact, that they're releasing the score on vinyl. Spend $35...
04:45 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget The Palette brings multiple colors to your 3D printer
3D printers are great for homemade toys. But most affordable desktop machines can only print monochrome models. Mosaic Manufacturing, a Montreal-based startup, has created The Palette, a filament feed...
04:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Wii U 'Splatoon' bundle lands at Best Buy on May 29th
Nintendo must be really, really confident that you'll want Splatoon. It's launching a Best Buy-exclusive Wii U bundle that includes the ink-drenched, kid-friendly shooter, Nintendoland and a 32GB Delu...
04:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget 'Rock Band 4' will be co-published by hardware company Mad Catz
Rock Band creator Harmonix is bringing a roadie along for this year's release of Rock Band 4 -- Mad Catz, the peripheral manufacturer, will co-publish the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Mad Catz ...
03:44 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Researcher says Apple hasn't fixed major OS X security flaw
Earlier this month, Apple released an update that was supposed to patch a serious flaw in OS X, albeit only for Yosemite users. But, according to a recent finding by an independent researcher, the com...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Dept of Homeland Security is opening a Silicon Valley office
Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced that the Department of Homeland Security will soon open a satellite office in the heart of Silicon Valley. The new location will serve a dual purpose: to s...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget How I fit a 100-inch projector setup in my NYC apartment
You could call me a bit of a movie fan. I own hundreds of Blu-rays and DVDs, see an obscene amount of movies in theaters and have been podcasting about my obsessive media habits for the past eight yea...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Me, you and Mewtwo in 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U'
Nintendo's reticence to make downloadable content has been exasperating this past decade. Is it admirable to focus on making full games, the whole thing complete and defined when it ships on a disc? O...
02:14 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget WhatsApp's voice calls arrive on iOS
When its calling feature hit Android gadgets a couple weeks ago, WhatsApp founder Brian Acton said the tool would make its way to iOS soon enough. Well, today's the day. WhatsApp calling is rolling ou...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Google's mobile search prioritizes sites optimized for phones
Google announced in February that it would start highlighting mobile-friendly sites on phone searches -- today, that update is finally here. Now, when you search Google on your phone, you're more like...
01:34 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Twitter's broader abuse powers let it filter hostile tweets
Twitter knows that it's not enough just to make it easier to report abusive tweets. You have to catch and discourage that abuse as often as possible, too. Appropriately, the social network is rolling ...
12:57 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Xbox and HoloLens games now under domain of ex-Lionhead boss
Former Lionhead Studios boss John Needham is now in charge of internal development for several games and experiences on Microsoft's Xbox and HoloLens platforms, a Microsoft spokesperson told Engadget ...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget The Darknet-shopping robot has been released by Swiss police
After spending a couple months in Swiss robot prison, the Random Darknet Shopper (RDS) is once again free to purchase random goods from the deepest corners of the Internet. The robot, originally desig...
12:27 pm -04 - Tue, April 21, 2015
Engadget Microsoft and Yahoo can end their search deal after October 1st
Yahoo's renewed search deal with Microsoft is even more laissez-faire than it looks at first glance. A filing from the internet pioneer reveals that either company can call it quits from October 1st o...