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11:59 pm -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget LightSail solar spacecraft gets back in touch with its ground crew
If you were on pins and needles wondering whether or not the LightSail solar ship would resume contact with the crew back on Earth, you can relax. The Planetary Society reports that the Carl Sagan-ins...
11:11 pm -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget Google Calendar won't send you text alerts after June 27th
We hope you didn't lean too heavily on Google Calendar's text message alerts in order to keep your life organized. Google is warning that Calendar's SMS notifications will vanish for regular users (ed...
09:03 pm -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget Solar Impulse begins its sun-powered flight across the Pacific
Solar Impulse has already shown the potential for sun-based aviation in its attempt to fly around the world, but it just embarked on its most ambitious trip yet. Pilot Andre Borschberg has taken off f...
07:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget Which portable hard drives are worth buying?
With all our computers, phones and cameras, we create a lot of data. And while there are plenty of cloud-based options for storing all the information you generate, many people prefer something they c...
04:59 pm -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget Apple says the Watch's irregular heart rate tracking is intentional
When Apple trotted out its first update for the Watch, fitness mavens were alarmed at the suddenly inconsistent heart rate tracking. Did Cupertino break one of its wearable's signature features? Well,...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer on the present and future of Android and Chrome OS
In 2005, software engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer got a call from Andy Rubin, his former boss at Danger Research, the creator of the Sidekick (aka Hiptop), the first truly web-savvy smartphone. Rubin was ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget Intel Compute Stick review: nothing more than a prototype for now
Intel's new Compute Stick isn't that hard to grasp: It's a computer... on a stick! Using one of its Atom processors, Intel managed to cram everything a fully functional PC needs in something the size ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget A farewell tour of Google I/O 2015
After two furious days of news -- both expected and not -- Google I/O has finally come to a close. We're still summing up our thoughts about the show and what Google's new future looks like, but we wa...
11:58 am -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget Ross Ulbricht verdict dismisses the idea of Silk Road as a safe place
Ross Ulbricht is going away for life. The prosecution urged judge Katherine Forrest to send a strong message to anyone who might be tempted to go the Silk Road way, and she did. In addition to maximum...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget 14 ingenious hacks for problems you didn't know you had
People can be crazy, yo. But where there's a will, there's a way that can lead to all sorts of fantastic oddities in the gadget world. Today's community of hackers, makers and DIY fanatics oftentimes ...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: The new and improved 'Halt and Catch Fire'
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...
05:09 am -04 - Sat, May 30, 2015
Engadget 'Halo 3: ODST' is rolling out for Xbox One, check your inbox
From one bug-ridden console game to another -- Halo: Master Chief Collection owners should check their Xbox One inbox this morning, as redemption codes for the Halo 3: ODST add-on are going out now. A...
11:55 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Sony promises 'Ultra Street Fighter IV' PS4 patch next week
The launch of Ultra Street Fighter IV on the PlayStation 4 hasn't exactly gone as planned, with gamers complaining of input lag, shoddy netcode, glitches, a start screen that refers to a button on the...
10:43 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Google's solar plane crashed earlier this month
According to Bloomberg Business, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident wherein Google's solar-powered Solara 50 plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff. The even...
10:43 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Google's solar plane crashed earlier this month in New Mexico
According to Bloomberg Business, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident wherein Google's solar-powered Solara 50 plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff. The even...
09:08 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget US military testing a Tinker Bell-sized drone
There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the US Special Forces plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway...
09:08 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget US military tests a Tinker Bell-sized drone
There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the Army plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway-based firm P...
08:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Google's Cardboard Design Lab teaches VR with (what else) VR
Google debuted its larger and more robust Cardboard VR headset at I/O yesterday, now it needs some apps that actually run on it. However, designing a program in a virtual 3D environment is quite diffe...
07:26 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget With Android Pay, Google gets mobile payments right
Even though Google started the whole mobile payment thing years ago with Google Wallet, it never really took off with the masses. Google's newly announced Android Pay, however, might. Instead of relyi...
05:53 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Highly anticipated horror game 'SOMA' hits PC and PS4 in September
Acclaimed developer Frictional Games has fully taken the wraps off SOMA, it's super-hyped new sci-fi horror title. The company, which built it reputation on terrifying first-person games like Amnesia:...
05:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Dolby Digital Plus surround sound plugs into Microsoft's Edge
Windows 10 won't have Media Center included but this week Microsoft revealed that it will have support for surround sound in some new ways, and it could make Netflix streaming even better. Beyond supp...
04:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Reuters: US launched a failed Stuxnet-like attack on North Korea
Iran wasn't the only country that had its nuclear ambitions targeted by a sneaky US cyberattack. It turns out the American government also tried to take down North Korea's nuclear programs with the St...
04:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Google's Project Loon improves launch and range to expand its reach
Google's Project Loon internet balloons have been airborne for quite some time, and now the company is planning to take the next step with the initiative. The next phase has two parts: a 50-foot-tall ...
04:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison
Despite Ross Ulbricht's emotional plea for leniency in court today, Judge Katherine Forrest has sentenced him to life in prison. He was facing a minimum of 20 years up to the maximum life sentence aft...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Cooking with Watson: Swiss-Thai asparagus quiche
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 fro...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Google's Project Vault secures your devices with a microSD card
Hackers are getting more brazen and passwords are becoming huge of a pain as we keep signing up for services. Password managers help ease the pain of dealing with security over multiple sites and serv...
02:44 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Panasonic's Lumix G7 is a small camera with serious 4K chops
Panasonic has been a huge proponent of 4K-ready cameras, starting with the Lumix GH4 and LX100. A few days ago, the Lumix G7 joined that group. The recently introduced Micro Four Thirds camera feature...
02:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Google and Qualcomm squeezed Project Tango tech into a smartphone
It seems like a decent of chunk of Google's big news today deals with its partnerships. The search giant is already teaming up with Levi's to explore the realm of smart Jacquard clothes, and now Googl...
01:57 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Google's Project Soli to bring gesture control to wearables
Gesture-based system are usually attached to video game consoles like the Microsoft Kinect or your computer like the Leap Motion. Google's ATAP team figured that the smaller form factor of the smartwa...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Path's social apps get sold to the company behind KakaoTalk
Remember Path, the social network for keeping in touch with your closest friends and family? Unless you live in Indonesia, probably not. And that's part of the reason why it ended selling its social n...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Weaponizing code: America's quest to control the exploit market
When the US Bureau of Industry and Security published how it plans to implement the sections on hacking technologies in a global weapons trade pact called the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) last week, it ...
12:56 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Google's first partner for smart, sensor-laden clothes is Levi's
Remember when we said yesterday that Google's Project Jacquard would lead to the advent of touch-friendly pants? Well, we were more right than we thought: During the Google ATAP address here at Google...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget These seven climate science projects could save the world
The human race is doomed, and it's all our own fault. With the quantity of carbon in our atmosphere now well beyond the safe limit, it's almost certain the planet's temperature will continue to rise. ...
12:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Turn Instagram food posts into meals with recipe app Handpick
Handpick, a recipe app that helps users craft meals using ingredients they have on-hand, now scours the filtered seas of Instagram for delicious-looking dishes and their accompanying recipes. This mea...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget The best kitchen scale
This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article at TheSweethome.comIf you need an all-purpose digital kitchen scale for baking, cooki...
11:38 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget A look at two alternatives to those $200 Beats headphones
Thanks to Beats, there's no shortage of $200 headphones on the market. But what about cans coming from folks known for their speakers rather than their rhymes? Given their heritage in the audio space,...
10:44 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Apple offers a quick workaround for nasty iOS messaging bug
We already know Apple is working on a fix for a recently discovered texting bug that can render your Messages app useless (and in some cases even reboot your phone), but now there's a faster solution ...
10:13 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Facebook supports GIFs, so go knock yourself out
It's hard to believe, but that bastion of instant gratification, Facebook, has never supported GIFs (except via a kludge). But that appears to be fixed and you can now express your joy or add some com...
10:13 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Facebook now supports GIFs, so go knock yourself out
It's hard to believe, but that bastion of instant gratification, Facebook, has never supported GIFs (except via a kludge). But that appears to be fixed and you can now express your joy or add some com...
09:46 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget A fight is brewing over ads in the 'open-source Photoshop'
Far from just being that character in Pulp Fiction, GIMP is also an open-source alternative to Photoshop that's given away freely for all to use. Unfortunately, there's been a kerfuffle between the pr...
09:14 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Hyperloop might be 'free to play'
We're all expecting to pay through the nose to travel between LA and SF in just 30 minutes, but the minds behind Hyperloop may have a surprise up their sleeve. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies' D...
08:44 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget 'Amnesiac' mice made to remember what they forgot with blue light
Mice with amnesia were able to recover training memories with assistance from blue light, in research that suggests that memories lost in brain trauma could still exist (and perhaps even be recalled) ...
07:58 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget YouTube montage celebrates 10 years of wasting your time
From screaming goats to Russian meteorites, YouTube has been making us unproductive since 2005. What better way to celebrate than with an artsy montage (below) featuring categories like "fails," "meme...
07:31 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Skeegle is like Meerkat or Periscope, but for private groups
Broadcasting live video from your smartphone has quickly become all the rage. The most popular enablers of this craze are Meerkat and Periscope, both of which aim to create a global community of strea...
07:04 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget IRS blames Russia for '$50 million' hack
Remember when the IRS website was hacked and around 100,000 people had their tax data stolen? Officials are now pointing accusatory fingers in the direction of Russia, at least according to CNN. The r...
05:58 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Asteroid mining might compromise telecom and defense satellites
Asteroid mining might provide a lot of jobs and new sources of gold, titanium, platinum and other metals, as well as hydrogen and ammonia in the future. But it could also spell disaster for telecom sa...
05:13 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Lenovo's Windows 10 devices will get unique Cortana features
Microsoft's chatty Cortana is one of the more well-liked parts of Windows Phone, and Lenovo is making it more versatile on its own PCs with ReachIt. It exploits the voice assistant to find your own ph...
04:06 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Website writes up notes for you using Instagram font
Kidnappers who send out ransom notes made of magazine cutouts are so old school. Any self-respecting, tech-savvy abductor who finds ordinary fonts boring would use Type To Design's Instagram font gene...
02:03 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Uber's driver app now serves the hearing impaired
More often than not, most features released by Uber are designed for its customers, not drivers. Today, though, the ridesharing firm is making some changes to help a specific group of people behind th...
12:05 am -04 - Fri, May 29, 2015
Engadget Oh no: MIT's Cheetah robot can jump over hurdles while running
MIT's scientists spent years making the Cheetah robot a more efficient runner. Now that's done, its creators probably thought it was time to give it a major upgrade: the metal quadruped can now autono...
11:08 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google's Project Jacquard wants to put a trackpad on your pants
The ATAP division of Google is known for some the most innovative ideas to come out of Silicon Valley. It's the home of the Project Ara modular phone and Project Tango. So it's no surprise to find tha...
10:35 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Apple's latest purchase is an augmented reality company
Out of all the major technology companies, Apple is yet to reveal its plans for augmented or virtual reality. But still, chances are the Cupertino firm's working on a project (or two) behind closed do...
10:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google Photos cuts out Plus to make the app we really wanted
The most striking part of the just released (on the web, iOS and Android) Google Photos is how familiar it feels if you've already been using Photos in Google+, or before that, Picasa. The biggest cha...
09:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google's Now on Tap makes Android M smartphones so much smarter
In no particular order, Google's invading our living rooms, our extremities, our skies, and curiously our Android phones. No, really! By announcing Google Now on Tap during today's I/O keynote, the ...
09:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget This foldable drone origamis itself and dissolves when done
MIT recently unveiled -- or rather, unfurled -- an unusual drone specimen. The tiny robot weighs a third of a gram and is just 1.7 cm long. It starts its existence as a flat, paper or polystyrene wafe...
08:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google wants more Chromecast multiplayer games and autoplaying apps
Google has sold 17 million Chromecasts thus far, but it obviously wants to sell more and make the media player more valuable to current users at the same time. The company is releasing a bunch of new ...
08:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google wants you to buy Big Macs with your face
Google may have been the first big tech company to push NFC payments, but it was Apple Pay that got the public excited about buying things with your smartphone. At a Google I/O session for Android Pay...
07:37 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget iPhones can be Google VR viewers, too
As we walked out of today's Google I/O keynote, we -- and all other keynote attendees -- were handed the second-generation version of Cardboard, Google's low-tech effort at a VR headset. As was announ...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Feds to overhaul program that delivers broadband to the poor
While 95 percent of American households earning six figures annually have access to broadband internet, just 48 percent of homes making under $25,000 enjoy the same benefit. Thursday, the Federal Comm...
06:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget 'Pillar' is a personality test and much more in video game form
"When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you instead of just -- ""Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak."This scene from Fight Club encapsulates one of the driving idea...
06:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Sign into Netflix straight from your Google account
You've been able to sign into third-party websites with your Google credentials for years, but now the company is broadening out the places that info can take you. On its Developer Blog, the outfit is...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Canadian man gets fined for using his Apple Watch while driving
Now that electronics manufacturers are releasing more and more smartwatch models, you might be wondering what the authorities' stance is on using one while driving. Well, this clears things up a bit f...
05:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget What sweet treat will the 'M' in 'Android M' stand for?
In no surprise to anyone, Google announced that its next version of Android will be called "M," the natural followup to Lollipop and its other edible mobile operating systems. We won't know for some t...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget '3D printing' used to test a 'cure' for type-1 diabetes
Researchers are one step closer to reducing the effects of type-1 diabetes after developing a way to implant insulin-generating cells into the pancreas. According to publisher IOP, this method was pre...
05:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget NHL team projects Nintendo-esque 'Bolts of Steel' game on ice
We've seen 3D projections on basketball courts and arena floors before, but the NHL's Tampa Lightning just took the game up a notch. Before the team's Eastern Conference Finals game on Tuesday, it use...
04:53 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Wax Woz is coming to Madame Tussauds in San Francisco
Step inside the Madame Tussauds in San Francisco and you'll find waxworks of Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and other American icons. Steve Jobs is also present, but for many Apple fans there's somethi...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Seattle Symphony uses Kinect to conduct robotic instruments
Microsoft might have scaled back its ambitions for Kinect, but creative modders and developers are still finding ways to put the peripheral to good use. Conductor Ludovic Morlot used the device to con...
04:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google I/O 2015: the numbers you need to know
Didn't fancy sitting through the whole liveblog from this year's Google I/O keynote? We understand. Sometimes you just want to catch the key plays via the post-game show. And that's kinda why Engadget...
04:04 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Android TV will display video apps as traditional channels
For Android TV, 2015 could turn out to be a breakout year -- at least that's what Google hopes. But how does the search giant plan to reach those heights? One way is by expanding its home entertainmen...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget DARPA wants you to help with its terrifying schemes... by gaming
If you like playing online games, then you too can help birth some (possibly sinister) software from DARPA. The US Army's slightly insane research division launched its Verigames web portal in late 20...
03:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Acer outs three new models of its Liquid Leap wearable
Last month, Acer teased a trio of new wearables in New York City. Today it's making them official. Enter the Liquid Leap Active, Leap Curve and Leap Fit, all designed with fitness, activity tracking a...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget A taste of something great: five days with NVIDIA's Shield Android TV
I wanted to watch The West Wing, so I asked for it. I wanted to play Asphalt 8 on my TV, so I downloaded it. I wanted people to see me playing a copy of Street Fighter X Tekken I didn't (strictly spea...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA starts selling its Android TV-powered Shield media hub
Been jonesing for a very high-powered, Android TV-based media hub? You now have a chance to do something about that craving, as NVIDIA has started selling its Shield set-top box in North America. Pay ...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google Cardboard now works on iOS
At the I/O developers conference this morning, Google announced that its low-cost VR headset, dubbed Cardboard, is now available for (official) use with the Apple operating system. The system has only...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Android app makers can experiment with Play Store listings
Those rumors of Google letting Android app developers experiment with what you see in the Play Store? Yes, they're true. Creators can now conduct tests to see what pricing works best, or whether one i...
02:37 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget GoPro unveils a 360-degree camera array for VR videos
Now that Google has announced Jump, a new VR technology platform that lets you create and share 3D content, you're probably wondering how you can do exactly that. Well, Google has partnered with GoPro...
02:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google intros new Jump VR platform and improved Cardboard
Google brought virtual reality to the masses cheaply with Cardboard, a DIY headset announced at last year's I/O conference. Now, the search giant's building upon its 1 million VR viewers with an impro...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Join us for some 'Affordable Space Adventures'
KnapNok Games gets what Richard Branson doesn't. Of course people want to hang out in space, but they definitely don't want to pay top dollar to do it! So rather than drop $200,000 on a Virgin Galacti...
02:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google Play rolls out kid-friendly discovery experience
Finding kid-friendly content in the clutter of inappropriate digital entertainment is one of the hardest tasks for parents. Google Play will now include a discovery tool that makes it easier for famil...
02:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google Play makes it easier to find kid-friendly apps
Finding kid-friendly content in the clutter of inappropriate digital entertainment is one of the hardest tasks for parents. Google Play will now include a discovery tool that makes it easier for famil...
02:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google's Cloud Messaging now sends notifications to iOS devices
Google's Cloud Messaging is no longer just for sending alerts to Android devices or your web browser. The internet giant has announced that the service now pushes notifications to iOS devices as well ...
02:09 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google Maps delivers destination info, voice directions while offline
Sometimes you still need navigation and destination info when you're offline. Google is delivering just that with offline Maps. Even when you're not connected (or in airplane mode), the app will still...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google Photos offers unlimited storage for mobile and web
Google is launching a standalone, unlimited photo- and video-hosting service called Google Photos. This is a "home" and an organizational system for all of your selfies, videos and other pictures, Dir...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google reveals Now on Tap, its canny new Android M concierge
Google's trying to make Now even more subservient to your needs with its next version for Android M called Now on Tap. The new digital assistant listens in on your activities and gives you supplementa...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Project Brillo is Google's platform for the 'internet of things'
Google wants to be everywhere in your home, not just hiding inside your thermostats and smoke alarms. That's why, as rumored, it's just announced Project Brillo, a super-slim operating system that's d...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Project Brillo is Google's platform for the Internet of Things
Google wants to be everywhere in your home, not just hiding inside your thermostats and smoke alarms. That's why, as rumored, it's just announced Project Brillo, a super-slim operating system that's d...
01:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google standardizing fingerprint IDs across Android devices
At its I/O conference, Google's just revealed that it will standardize fingerprint ID security across Android M devices, so that manufacturers like Samsung don't need to build their own. That means de...
01:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget BBC iPlayer comes to the Wii U with GamePad viewing
These days, it's pretty hard to find anything electronic that doesn't have access to BBC iPlayer already. Nintendo's Wii U is one of the most notable exceptions, but if you've been quietly jonesing fo...
01:06 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Android Pay will arrive with Android M, handle payments via NFC
Google SVP Sundar Pichai may have tipped the company's hand on mobile payments back in Barcelona, but he offered little detail on how the system would work. At I/O 2015, though, the folks in Mountain ...
01:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google's Inbox email app is now open to (almost) everyone
You no longer have to cajole your friends into giving you an invite to Google's smarter, task-oriented Inbox app. As of today, it's available to everyone with a standard Gmail account -- you just have...
12:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google debuts Android M, which is all about 'polish and quality'
Like clockwork, Google lifted the veil on Android M at its I/O developer conference today, an event that's traditionally served as the company's launchpad for its mobile OS updates. No, we don't yet k...
12:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget HBO Now is coming to Android and Chromecast this summer
That Apple-exclusive streaming window is ending -- Google exec Sundar Pichai just announced that HBO Now is coming to Android too. Whether you use Android, iOS or a web browser, Google Cast support is...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Live from Google's 2015 I/O keynote!
The stage is set, the Moscone Center is tricked out with leopard print Androids, and Google I/O is just about to start. You know the drill here: The first order of business is an hours-long keynote ad...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Watch the Google I/O keynote right here
Technology is pretty awesome. Google is prepared to take the stage in San Francisco for the I/O Conference keynote presentation, with executives ready to talk about the company's latest wares -- and y...
11:52 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Boeing is NASA's first pick for manned ISS flights
NASA is on track to bring human spaceflight back to the US. The agency has ordered its first "crew rotation" mission from Boeing, which will involve ferrying astronauts to the International Space Stat...
11:42 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google reveals Now on Tap, its new concierge for Android M
Google's trying to make Now even more subservient to your needs, and has just revealed a new version for Android M called Now on Tap. The new features are designed to instantly help you with extra inf...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget NASA's InSight lander goes through rigorous tests for Mars mission
Within the next seven months, NASA will subject the InSight lander to a series of tests to ensure it can survive a grueling trip to the red planet. Before it lifts off in March 2016, it will have to u...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope could force others to close
For one to rise, others must fall. Hawaii's governor David Ige has given his blessing to the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) that scientists want to build on the Mauna Kea mountain. But the...
11:19 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's imaging technology can automatically caption photos
Microsoft's already demonstrated how its computer vision technology can recognize objects even better than humans, now it's onto the next frontier: Interpreting elements of a photo and automatically g...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Ford joins Tesla in opening up its electric car patents
One of the biggest issues in the automotive industry is that when car makers come up with an innovative new technology, it can take years for others to catch up. Tesla made a positive change when it o...
10:32 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget 'FIFA 16' will feature women soccer players for the first time
If you're entitled to play a sport in real life, then it's only fair that you can do so from the comfort of your couch. That's why it's good to see EA Sports announce that FIFA 16 will feature women's...
10:16 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Lego appears to be building a 'Minecraft' competitor
Lego's new Amiibo-like Dimensions figures haven't even hit stores yet, but already the company appears to be taking on another gaming phenomenon: Minecraft. The world's biggest toy brand has begun inc...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Watch this little robot learn to walk after taking damage
Robots are getting pretty good at carrying on after taking a knock, but what if they lose a limb? Scientists from the US and France have given a six-legged 'bot the smarts to keep going even if two of...
09:39 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Amazon Prime same-day delivery is now free in 14 cities
Amazon can get you a package in an hour, but if you "only" need it the same day, delivery is now free in 14 metropolitan areas. To get the service, you'll need to place an order of $35 or more and be ...
09:19 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Third-party Twitter apps will display quoted tweets properly soon
It's been six weeks or so since Twitter revamped its "quoted tweet" function, saving users valuable characters and generally improving the experience for everyone using the site or the official apps. ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget 'Batman: Arkham Knight' is a fun distraction, but it's not Batman
Neon green and red lights flash as Batman maneuvers the Batmobile through loop de loops in a gaudy underground racetrack. On the streets of Gotham, giant, bulbous tanks strafe around each other shooti...
08:41 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Twitch: please don't broadcast Adults Only games on our service
Twitch is asking that its legion of video game broadcasters think twice before they share video of a game with gratuitous sex or violence. In an update to the streaming outfit's rules of conduct, user...
08:23 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget British Museum to give live tours over Periscope
Live-streaming apps may have become a new way for social types to show their vanity, but they're also great tools for delivering slices of world culture to people's mobile phones. That's exactly what ...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Runtastic's latest workout app puts more junk in your trunk
Runtastic already offers dedicated apps for ab and bun workouts, and now the company takes aim at your lower half. Leg Trainer delivers over 50 exercise videos that'll allow you to select activity bas...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Where to buy LG's G4 in the UK
If we were to ask what your current smartphone is lacking above all, you'd probably cite a shortage of leather, right? OK, so maybe not, but with the launch of the LG G4 in the UK, a leather-backed ha...
07:20 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch charges faster with secret port, but not by much
Apple doesn't want you hacking around its Watch, so it was kind of a deal when an accessory maker discovered a diagnostic port that would enable just that. The company, Reserve Strap, now has a video ...
06:42 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google's experimental 3D-scanning tablet goes on public sale for $512
If you're fascinated (or baffled) by Google's spatially aware, three-dimensionally scanning Project Tango tablet, you can now buy and try one yourself. The in-development tablet is now (still?) $512, ...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget The new Shazam identifies boxed items, books and magazines
It's true: Shazam's adding more useful features to its application, as was reported by Reuters back in March. Now, the famed discovery software can identify more than music, movies, TV shows and comme...
05:16 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Google's URL shortener deeps links directly to iOS and Android apps
You know those goo.gl shortcuts you regularly come across on Twitter or Facebook and other places online? They now open the exact pages they link to either on the website's official app or on your bro...
04:29 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Microsoft is adding a headset port to Xbox One controllers
Even though the Xbox One controller has earned many plaudits, one thing universally hated is the lack of a headphone port. So far the best solution has been to buy the $24.99 Xbox One Stereo Headset A...
04:14 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Apple Store app offers same-day delivery in select locations
The Apple Store app now offers same-day delivery service through Postmates, the same company bringing Big Macs to New York City homes and Starbucks coffee to households and offices in several US citie...
03:32 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Lenovo's 'Magic View' smartwatch concept hides a private display
Smartwatches, you know the drill: a touchscreen display, and it feeds you notifications and stuff. Pretty boring, right? Lenovo agrees, so has cooked up a "Magic View" concept to show things don't nee...
02:53 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's new Windows Store policy will combat junk apps
It's no secret that Windows Store has serious issues not just with scammy apps, but also with spammy ones. Now, Microsoft is finally addressing that problem by introducing a stricter certification pol...
02:03 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Canada's response to Netflix is available nationwide this summer
Canadian cable firms Rogers and Shaw have hogged the Shomi video service all to themselves during its testing phase, but they're loosening up now that they're nearly ready for prime time. The two have...
01:17 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface
Smartphones with built-in projectors -- well, just the two from Samsung, really -- haven't exactly been a huge hit so far, but Lenovo thinks it's finally got the right use case for this combination: b...
01:04 am -04 - Thu, May 28, 2015
Engadget This telescope is really just 10 Canon lenses strapped together
Hunting for extremely dim galaxies is especially difficult with single-lens telescopes. That's because, no matter how technologically advanced, the device's design cannot fully eliminate detail-obscur...
11:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget 'Nano-paper' chips end up in compost heaps, not landfills
Today's cast-off gadgets are far more likely to end up in a landfill than they are being responsibly disposed of. In fact, 41.8 million tons of e-waste were scrapped last year alone. To combat this, a...
10:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Pixelmator's photo-editing app is coming to the iPhone
After testing the waters on Mac and iPad successfully, Pixelmator is now bringing its highly rated image editor to Apple's iPhone. Finally. Most notably, the application will feature new editing eleme...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Lenovo unveils a $49 Chromecast competitor
Lenovo has unveiled its own media sharing device to keep up with the Chromecasts and Roku Streaming Sticks of the world. But the Lenovo Cast differs considerably from Google's similarly named device, ...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Lenovo launches depth-sensing laptop and Surface 3 rival
If you're in the market for a mid-range laptop, Lenovo has revealed an interesting option at its Tech World event in Beijing. The 15-inch Z51 laptop has an Intel RealSense 3D camera that can be used f...
09:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Google is adding a 'buy' button to its shopping ads
That rumor of Google adding a "buy" button to shopping ads? It's true. The company's Omid Kordestani has confirmed to Recode that this super-quick purchasing option is "imminent." He didn't describe h...
08:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget GoPro is working on a spherical camera rig for VR, and a drone
In case you were wondering what the next move is for GoPro as it keeps its action cameras one step ahead of cellphones and DSLRs, we have answers: virtual reality and drones. CEO Nick Woodman announce...
08:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Android Pay's arrival means a new direction for Google Wallet
As we suspected, you'll be hearing more about the new Android Pay setup -- announced a couple of months ago during Mobile World Congress -- during the Google I/O event this week. According to a New Yo...
08:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Oculus Rift and a VR-ready PC will cost $1,500, CEO says
The Oculus Rift is prepared to melt your perceived reality in early 2016 -- if you have the proper PC. If not, a new, Rift-ready PC plus the headset itself should cost around $1,500, Oculus CEO Brenda...
07:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Office Lens for Android is ready to scan your documents
Need to quickly capture that taxi receipt, or the notes from a meeting? You can now pull out your Android phone to do it. After several weeks of testing, Microsoft has released the finished version of...
06:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Pebble Time's regular pre-orders start on June 22nd
If you missed out on Pebble Time's crowdfunding campaign and won't get one of the early units shipping today, you now have a date to mark on your calendar: Pebble has revealed that it's going to start...
06:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget All of your feline fantasies come true in 'Catlateral Damage'
Life would be so much easier as a cat. Few humans recognize the potential for feline bliss better than Chris Chung, the creator of Catlateral Damage, a first-person cat simulator. As a kitty locked up...
05:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Apple is fixing a bug that crashes your iPhone with a text message
Beware if you have any jokester friends with iOS devices -- they might just have a way to ruin your day if you have any iOS gadgets of your own. Apple has confirmed that it's fixing a recently discove...
05:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'plundering' product information
Jawbone is suing its archrival, Fitbit, for "systematically plundering" confidential information. According to the complaint, Fitbit recruiters attempted to poach almost one-third of Jawbone's staff. ...
04:54 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Creepy Chrome extension shows where FB messages come from
Even though Facebook's mobile Messenger specifically tells you that it tracks your location data the first time you install the app (and every time you start a new conversation), most folks don't real...
04:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget The top 15 gaming products you can buy
The approach of summer might mean it's time to unfurl the Slip N Slide, but there's only so much gaming you can do while flopping around in the water. Yes, you should get outside while the weather's n...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget The Awair helps you breathe easier by tracking air quality
If you have allergies, you know that air quality can mean the difference between having a productive day and being a congested, sneezing pile of sadness. The Awair from Bitfinder analyzes the indoor t...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi officially launches its US and European stores in early June
After a brief dry run, Xiaomi is just about ready to officially launch its online store in both the US and Europe. The Chinese tech firm has announced that the Mi Store will be available in the US on ...
03:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Castrol makes a driver burn rubber while wearing a VR headset
You'd think that blinding a professional driver with a custom Oculus Rift headset as they drift around a live track would be a crazy way to promote anything. And you'd be right. But, well, Castrol rea...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Chevrolet's 2016 models support both CarPlay and Android Auto
Apple's and Google's in-car efforts aren't mainstream just yet, but manufacturers have given us a glimpse at how these features will work going forward. Soon enough, most automakers are expected to su...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget LG's G4 arrives at T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and US Cellular next week
Have you been eyeing LG's latest flagship handset since it was announced last month? Well, it's set to arrive in the US next week. T-Mobile began selling the G4 online today, for $0 down and $25/month...
02:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Facebook Messenger's pay-your-friends feature reaches New York City
Facebook has been cautious about rolling out Messenger payments in the US so far, but it just opened them up in a big way. The feature now works for anyone in New York City and the surrounding areas, ...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Facebook tests a new Security Checkup to keep your account safe
Over the last few years Facebook has made a number of tweaks to make it easier to protect your account from hackers, but that doesn't mean individual users are keeping up. Since there's no point to se...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget The DJs of Silicon Valley who are changing music
Before Silicon Valley had an app for everything, and before the halcyon years preceding the dot-com bubble, Richard Quitevis and Ritche Desuasido were teaming up and making waves in the DJ industry. D...
01:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Apple is reportedly working on its answer to Google Now
Apple has made some efforts to give you relevant info when you need it (such as iOS' Today screen), but it hasn't really had a response to Google Now, which brings you everything from timely direction...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Transform parts of your screen into Mario levels with Screentendo
You know what's a good cure for office boredom? A Mac app that changes parts of your screen into a playable level straight out of Super Mario Bros. Thanks to Aaron Randall's Screentendo desktop add-on...
01:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget This pizza box doubles as a movie projector
Movie-and-pizza night usually means having to retreat to the TV in the living room, but not if you live in Hong Kong. Ad firm Ogilvy & Mather HK has built the Pizza Hut Blockbuster Box, a pizza bo...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatches
For two years, Pebble was the smartwatch company to beat. In 2012, it raised over $10 million on Kickstarter for its simple, monochrome e-paper wristwatch, putting itself and the crowdfunding site on ...
12:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Google search displays results for iOS apps, too
Google's search tools on Android started digging up results from Android apps a while back. Now, the search app on iOS does the same. When you enter a query into the main Search app or the Chrome brow...
11:58 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's age detection shows up in your Bing image searches
Microsoft's face-based age detection is still a little wonky (I'm thankfully younger than what you see above), but the company is clearly enamored with it -- you'll now find it in Bing image searches....
11:30 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Adult Themes: Digital sex just isn't 'sexy'
The attic room is sparsely furnished, with just a bed, a side table and a bookcase made from cheap plywood, shelves sagging from overuse. It's sufficiently cold in here that clouds of vapor peel from ...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is in trouble
The test flight of Carl Sagan's LightSail craft is in jeopardy after a computer problem left it unable to communicate with its mission controllers. According to the Planetary Society, the hardware was...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a pair of smart glasses courtesy of Augmented World Expo!
There's no denying that virtual and augmented reality are on a roll lately. Oculus, HTC and a host of others have committed to producing quality VR experiences and Microsoft's Hololens put the buzz ba...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget 'Ultra Street Fighter IV' for PlayStation 4 has big issues
Turns out the PS4 port of Street Fighter IV isn't all that Ultra. Sony secured a next-gen exclusive for the fighting game and its sequel, but its release has been marred by complaints. The internet is...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget US wants future first responders to be more high-tech
The folks that might one day save your ass still rely on '50s-era radio technology (with some exceptions), and the US Commerce Department wants that to change. Its National Institute of Standards and ...
09:54 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget 'Movie of the Day' app hopes you'll impulse buy 'X-Men' via iPhone
Fox and Apple are trying a new twist on digital movie sales starting today, pushing a Movie of the Day app on iOS. For now, it's only for Apple devices and Fox movies (a Google Play version should arr...
09:54 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Movie of the Day app hopes you'll impulse buy $7 'X-Men' via iPhone
Fox and Apple are trying a new twist on digital movie sales starting today, pushing a Movie of the Day app on iOS. For now, it's only for Apple devices and Fox movies (a Google Play version should arr...
09:47 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget UK ISPs ordered to block e-book piracy sites
In a small victory for book publishers, the UK's High Court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block several major sites offering pirated e-books. The decision means that BT, Sky, Virgin...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Disney wants to make robots of your favorite animated characters
Folks working as Disneyland mascots may want to start looking into possible employment opportunities for the future. The company's crazed scientist branch, Disney Research, is developing a biped robot...
08:51 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Hot Topic is buying ThinkGeek
High school is teenage tribalism, which is why the Lip Service kids aren't going to hang with the Forever 21 set in the lunch hall. Now, however, Hot Topic has realized that it's got plenty in common ...
08:44 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Argos opens its first 'digital stores' inside Sainsbury's supermarkets
What better way to maximise footfall to your store than to set-up shop inside places people visit daily for tomorrow's bread and milk? Undoubtedly that's the thinking behind Argos' new batch of "digit...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Neato robot vacuums get better brushes for your filthy floor
Having a robotic vacuum scoot around your home sucking up filth isn't all that novel. But if your current rolling dust buster just isn't cutting it, Neato just updated its D-series line. The Botvac D7...
07:07 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget 'Evolve' simplifies the hunt with free deathmatch arena mode
Evolve isn't a typical multiplayer shooter. The game pits four hunters against a quickly mutating monster, with the first task usually being to find and trap the player-controlled goliath. The experie...
06:13 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget 70,000 pictures make up this panorama of Mont Blanc
This is a photo of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the European Union. But it's not just any photo: it's actually just a small part of a panorama comprised of 70,000 pictures and 365 gigapixels. I...
05:02 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Oculus VR bought a firm that reconstructs 3D scenes in real time
I'm willing to bet that one of the best things about having Facebook in your back pocket is that your pocketbook is likely bottomless. How's that? Well, Oculus has acquired yet another company on its ...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Wake up to the smell of money, not farts
If we were rich, we'd pay gourmet baker Richard Bertinet to rouse us every day with the scent of his freshly baked bread. Unfortunately, we're not, which is why SensorWake's smell-based alarm clock is...
02:04 am -04 - Wed, May 27, 2015
Engadget Silk Road creator could spend decades behind bars
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts will be an old man by the time he gets out of prison. The 31-year-old is already expected to serve a minimum of 20 years after being found guil...
11:54 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Cox is bringing VOD to select TiVo boxes in July
Cox and TiVo have been making noise about joining forces and making the cable provider's extensive Video-On-Demand catalog available on retail TiVo set-tops for nearly five years now. Following a rece...
10:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Nintendo asks you to pay what you want for indie games
Nintendo's been going through some serious growing pains on its path to the modern era of console gaming but with this latest step it's actually beating Microsoft and Sony to the punch for once. The J...
09:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Adult Swim makes virtual reality even weirder
Virtual reality's notion of strapping a display to your head is already a bit weird by itself, but Adult Swim just took that strangeness to a new level. The network's Virtual Brainload app for Android...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Air Force certifies SpaceX to bid for military space missions
Making peace with US Air Force and dropping charges against the agency has paid off for SpaceX. Its Falcon 9 rocket has finally been certified, giving the company the right to compete for national sec...
08:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Motion-sensing 'PomPom Mirror' recreates your likeness in fur
If you're tired of your ugly mug staring back from across the bathroom sink every morning, just install this furry silhouetting mirror from New York-based artist Daniel Rozin. He built it for the Desc...
08:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget 'Mad Max' the game has crazy cars, murder and a story
The "Savage Road" story trailer suggests that there's a deeper tale behind all of the desert-drenched road rage and creative killing in the Mad Max video game. Apparently, that story is about a dude l...
07:05 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Plus gets an answer to Xbox Live's subscriber-only sales
Sony has long been willing to discount certain PlayStation games if you're a Plus subscriber, but it hasn't offered the certainty of Xbox Live's Deals With Gold. You don't know that you're going to ge...
06:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Thieves steal tax data for 100,000 from an IRS website
You might need to keep a closer eye than usual on your tax-related info. The Internal Revenue Service is warning that intruders stole tax data for 100,000 people between February and May by taking adv...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget WTF, 'Clickbait' and 'Emoji' are now officially words?
As the English language continues to evolve in response the internet's cultural onslaught, Merriam-Webster has announced that it's adding a host of new net-centric terms to its pages. In fact, the dic...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Marvel's universe gets a dedicated search engine for comic queries
Since Marvel opened up its API to developers, creative types are able to leverage the company's massive comic library for apps and the like. One dev, Filix Mogilevsky, took it upon himself to create a...
04:18 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget NASA picks the scientific tools it'll use to study Europa
NASA is convinced that Jupiter's moon Europa is worth visiting, and for good reason: its icy surface could be hiding a giant ocean friendly to life. The agency is going to need the right equipment if ...
03:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's apps will ship with Android tablets from LG and Sony
If you thought Microsoft's app deal with Samsung was surprising... well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Windows maker has reached agreements to bundle its apps and services on Android tablets...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Google to create 'universal access for people with disabilities'
One billion people worldwide live with a physical or developmental disability. And for those in developing nations, many of these disabilities dictate a life of social and economic marginalization. Bu...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget What's on tap for Google at I/O 2015
We're coming down to the wire now: Google I/O 2015 is just a few days away, and we'll be liveblogging and reporting from the ground as soon as the festivities begin. Don't let its reputation as a deve...
02:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Fire breaks out at Apple facility in Arizona
An Apple building in Arizona is on fire, and a live stream from local news station ABC 15 shows crews on site, as well as a burning roof full of scorched solar panels. Based on the location, it appear...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: 'Splatoon' seduces us with squids and squirt guns
I couldn't resist Nintendo's Splatoon when I saw it for the first time at E3 2014. Squids with squirt guns locked in a summery battle to cover skate parks in neon ink? With a premise so weird and wond...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Time-traveling detective game 'D4' hits PC on June 5th
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is a wonderfully strange detective game with a twist: There's a bullet lodged in your skull that allows you to touch certain objects and travel back in their timelines, to pl...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Facebook tests critic reviews in your restaurant searches
Ever had a Facebook friend rave about a restaurant, only to find out that it leaves your own tastebuds underwhelmed? Facebook might just come to your rescue. It's experimenting with a feature that add...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget The US Air Force hopes to recruit you with a virtual reality game
The US Air Force has an interesting dilemma: how do you convey the thrill of flying a fighter jet to potential recruits without taking them on a very expensive trip? Virtual reality, apparently. The m...
12:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Comcast says Charter/TWC deal 'makes all the sense in the world'
If Comcast had any bitter feelings about the collapse of its Time Warner Cable merger, following today's announcement of a $55 billion Charter/Time Warner deal, it's not making them public. "This deal...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Researchers use an app to predict GPA based on smartphone use
What a person does on their phone call tell you a lot about them -- including their GPA. Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an app that tracks smar...
11:44 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Here's how Apple's Force Touch might work on the next iPhone
We've been hearing for months that Apple's upcoming iPhone models will be force-sensitive, just like the Apple Watch and its newer MacBook trackpads. Now we have an idea of how the company's "Force To...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget LG and Huawei are reportedly making Google's Nexus phones this year
If you were disappointed that your only choice for a new, official Google phone last year was the gargantuan Nexus 6, you'll be glad to hear that 2015 could be very different. Android Police sources h...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Korg brings its classic M1 synthesizer to the iPad
If you're fond making classic synth sounds with your iPad, Korg offers quite the library of apps that'll do just that. As of this week, there's a new addition: the M1 digital synthesizer and music wor...
10:12 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget The NSA wants to identify phone users by their finger swipes
For the National Security Agency, the fingerprint reader on your smartphone just isn't secure enough. Lockheed Martin has confirmed to Nextgov that the intelligence outfit is testing Mandrake, an iden...
09:38 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Russia's deputy PM blames space failures on 'moral decay'
Russia's Roscosmos space program doesn't have a lot of cash to waste after its budget was cut by 35 percent in March. But an internal audit found that it flushed $1.8 billion down the toilet anyway, a...
09:32 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Ford's GoDrive brings app-based car hire to London
London is home to a number of car-sharing services, but over the past few months car makers have also been getting in on the action. BMW brought pay-as-you-go vehicles to the capital late last year, w...
09:25 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget ASUS to unveil stylish ZenPad at Computex next week
It's Computex next week, which means we'll be busy fiddling with a whole bunch of new ASUS devices. According to Ausdroid, some of these will be contributed by a new Android tablet line dubbed ZenPad,...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Twitter finally launches Periscope for Android
Periscope for Android is here. Twitter's new streaming app contains many of the same features found in the iOS version, but with a few Android exclusives. In addition to more granular notification con...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget 'Mad Max' the game lacks the charm and detail of 'Fury Road'
Like any Mad Max fan thrilled by the film Fury Road, I approached Avalanche Studios' new video game translation hoping to find echoes of the film's anarchic spirit. And while the full game may deliver...
08:47 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Microsoft unveils Cortana voice assistant for Android and iPhone
Yes, it's official: Microsoft is bringing Windows' Cortana voice assistant to Android and iPhone. Both platforms will get a dedicated app that, much like you see on Windows Phone today, will let you d...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Opera Max for Android starts saving data when you're on WiFi
Opera's data compression was originally meant to get the most out of thimble-sized cellular plans, but you'd probably agree that WiFi matters, too. After all, you've likely had that moment when you we...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Taking a spin in the first car with Android Auto
Get ready for Android Auto to hit the masses. Until now, the only way to get the Google-powered car interface was to install an aftermarket unit from Pioneer, and even those have only been around sinc...
07:50 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Ofcom plans to auction more 4G spectrum later this year
Ofcom is planning a fresh spectrum auction that will improve 4G coverage later this year. The regulator has 190 MHz to allocate to the major mobile networks, and today it's launched a consultation wit...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Charter and Time Warner Cable agree on $55 billion merger
Time Warner Cable (TWC) has leaped into the arms Charter Communications in a merger valued at $55 billion, confirming previous rumors. That's considerably more than the $45 billion Comcast proposed to...
06:44 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Samsung patented a laptop-smartphone dock with dual OSes
Combination laptop-tablet not enough? Want even more gadget overlap? Then try ASUS' still incoming Windows laptop/Android phone hybrid. We (half) joke, because Samsung's patented something along those...
05:32 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Microsoft cheaps out after Nokia phone saves a life
There are plenty of tales on how Nokia phones -- now under Microsoft -- have saved people's lives, with the latest one coming from China, where a man managed to survive a collapsed wall courtesy of hi...
05:15 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Roku brings smarter search features to UK set-top boxes
Roku faces growing competition in the UK, but for now its streaming set-top boxes are still some of the best on the market. To help it fend off Apple, Amazon, Google and others, the company is introdu...
05:00 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Sony's Xperia Z3 is a familiar flagship
Sony announced the Xperia Z4 for Japan last month, but this isn't it. Well it is, but internationally Sony wants it to be known as the Xperia Z3+. Truth be told, that's a more appropriate name for the...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget All of Logitech's hub-based Harmony remotes now control your home
You no longer have to be quite so picky about which of Logitech's Harmony remotes you use to control your smart home. The company is trotting out an update that gives the Harmony Ultimate Hub the same...
02:04 am -04 - Tue, May 26, 2015
Engadget Chevy still has 6,000 unsold last-gen Volt hybrids
The 2016 Chevy Volt promises to be a much better hybrid than its predecessor, with a lower price and better performance... and unfortunately for GM, that improvement might be hurting sales of the outg...
11:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Audi's R8 e-tron electric supercar can now drive itself
Slowly but surely, Audi is getting closer to realizing Will Smith's wildly futuristic motor from I, Robot. At CES Asia, the company has revealed an updated version of its R8 e-tron electric supercar w...
10:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Iron Man edition Galaxy S6 Edge lacks J.A.R.V.I.S.
With Samsung being an active promoter of Marvel's latest Avengers movie, it's no surprise to see the tech giant releasing some sort of special edition product to sweeten the deal. Why yes, it's an Iro...
08:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget TiVo said to be launching Cox video on demand
You're forgiven if you forgot that TiVo and Cox were once best buddies. They formed a partnership years ago, but that alliance quietly fell by the wayside. However, there are signs that it could come ...
06:22 pm -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Jony Ive becomes Apple's first Chief Design Officer
There's no question that Jony Ive is more important than ever to Apple's design process given his heavy influence on everything from the look of iOS to the philosophy behind the Apple Watch, and the C...
06:05 pm -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Robot learns skills through trial and error, like you do
As a rule, robots have to learn through explicit instruction, whether it's through new programming, watching videos or holding their hands. UC Berkeley's BRETT (Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of T...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Oculus' next big move is to make VR a social experience
VR turned me into a movie character -- a tiny, bright yellow firefly. But here's the best part: I got to experience it with someone next to me, both literally and virtually, in a dark room with headse...
02:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Ultra Street Fighter IV', 'Halt and Catch Fire'
Winter may be coming in Westeros, but it is long gone from our TV viewing schedules. The NBA and NHL conference finals are wrapping up this week, while summer TV shows start to pop up on the schedule....
12:24 pm -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Charter is reportedly close to buying Time Warner Cable
Charter's interest in buying Time Warner Cable appears to be more than just a passing fancy. Bloomberg sources claim that the cable company is on the cusp of reaching a deal to buy TWC for $195 per sh...
10:31 am -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: NASA images typhoon eye in stunning detail
NASA's CloudSat has imaged the eye of a category 4 typhoon, a feat the space agency likened to a "golfer hitting a hole in one." Its cloud-penetrating radar has a field of view of just .5 square miles...
08:29 am -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Amazon finally starts paying proper taxes in European countries
For many years, Amazon has sent a huge percentage of its European revenues over to Luxembourg. The tiny country levies a much smaller rate of tax than most of the countries in which the retailer opera...
06:27 am -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Google patents creepy smart toys that interact with kids
Nexus Ruxpin? Google's mad science X division is, er, toying with the idea of smart teddy bears in one of its strangest patents yet. In response to junior's voice or movements, "the anthropomorphic de...
02:53 am -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Google finds that security questions aren't really secure
If you've ever thought that "what was your first pet's name?" is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published...
12:22 am -04 - Mon, May 25, 2015
Engadget Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas
Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening....
11:37 pm -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget 'A Beautiful Mind': mathematician John Nash dies aged 86
Dr. John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose work included noncooperative game theory, has died aged 86. Know as Nash equilibrium, the theory is used in a broad range of fields, includin...
10:10 pm -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget Chromecast app update gives a clearer look at your streaming devices
If you're fortunate enough to have more than one Chromecast device at home, you should now have an easier time making sense of your streaming options. Updates to both the Android and iOS Chromecast ap...
08:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies
When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props la DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- n...
06:03 pm -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget Android's stand-alone Photos app will give you more creative control
Wondering what will happen when Android's Photos app finally makes a clean break from Google+? You should now have a pretty good idea. Android Police has peeked at a leaked copy of a reworked Photos a...
04:09 pm -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget Instagram wants to reel you back in with emailed photo highlights
Instagram's photographic social feed isn't as novel as it once was, and you may be tempted to stop using it if you're overwhelmed by that never-ending stream of square pictures. How is the company sup...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget Some of Hollywood's best animatronics are going to auction
If you're a movie buff who can't get enough of Hollywood's monsters, you might want to brace your wallet for impact. Famed special effects guru Rick Baker is auctioning over 400 items from his collect...
12:07 pm -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget Clip-on adds gesture control to Pebble Time and Android Wear watches
Aria is a small add-on that clips underneath a smartwatch band and lets you control the device with finger gestures. It's an accessory for an accessory, which sounds kind of ridiculous, but it's not l...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: rain lamps and solar-powered pod homes
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.Everything about Tesla is groundbreaking, including its dir...
07:11 am -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost
Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices have been aimed squarely at the budget crowd -- at folks who would otherwise have to entirely forego smartphoness or tablets. However, Mozilla...
04:08 am -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns
Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, right? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 trillion suns. That's how intense "the most luminous galaxy found to d...
01:22 am -04 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Engadget Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick
Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these days... but how do you know that your DNA data is up to snuff? As of now, there's an easy way to find out. The National Institute of Standards...
11:08 pm -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air
Pardon me while I say something that might not be entirely popular: Software updates are pretty awesome. Maybe not so much for game consoles, but, I digress because the Curiosity rover recently receiv...
09:05 pm -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget Firefox browser for iOS is almost ready for testing
It's been a long time coming, but Firefox for iOS is nearly here... in a manner of speaking. Mozilla has revealed that it's about to conduct a "limited" beta test of the web browser, and has already p...
07:02 pm -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget CIA shuts down program using spy satellites to track climate change
For most of the past two decades, a handful of climate change scientists have had the CIA's MEDEA (Measurement of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis) program as an ace in the hole: they could draw ...
04:57 pm -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget DOJ lays down some privacy rules for feds flying drones
The Justice Department promises to keep a closer eye on how its agencies are using drones from now on -- after all, they can be useful in nabbing suspects, but they can also be used as a tool to abuse...
02:56 pm -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget Daimler and Qualcomm team up on connected car tech
Car companies aren't usually good at wireless tech, and wireless companies aren't great with cars -- if you want to make wireless-savvy vehicles, you'll probably need some teamwork. Accordingly, Daiml...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget Skully debuts AR helmet app while navigating delays
Skully CEO Marcus Weller stood in front of an crowd of customers that shelled out $1,500 to be one of the first recipients of the company's helmet with a heads up display and rear-facing camera to ans...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget Virtual reality's roller coaster ride to the mainstream
In the early '90s, four odd-looking arcade games appeared at a rented-out store in my local mall. For about seven dollars, anyone could stop in and play three minutes of a new virtual reality game cal...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Why do we hate CGI so much?
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...
08:04 am -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes
Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 7...
04:35 am -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget Artist adds poop emoji to selfie sticks to remind us of mortality
As depressing as it may be, selfie sticks are inescapable despite how many places ban them. It's a sad truth of the future we live in. But! An enterprising artist by the name of Pablo Garcia has figur...
12:49 am -04 - Sat, May 23, 2015
Engadget Senate blocks NSA reform bill and Patriot Act extensions
The USA Freedom Act aimed at addressing the NSA's bulk collecting of phone call metadata was approved by the House of Representatives ten days ago, but blocked by the Senate tonight (live video stream...
11:10 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible
Android's factory reset function isn't as effective as we'd all like it to be, according to a team of Cambridge University researchers. The group estimates that as many as 500 to 630 million Android d...
09:26 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Amazon's 'Handmade' section takes aim at Etsy
There's a lot to love about Etsy -- it's one of the best places on the internet to find all sorts of stuff like minimalist Captain America prints or laser-cut Deathly Hallows earrings, but shipping wi...
08:31 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Meat your match with this Tinder-swiping steak
Dating apps are often characterized as 21st century "meat markets" and, thanks to this Dutch art installation, Tinder's getting uncomfortably close the real thing. The piece, appropriately called Tend...
07:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget State Dept. releases some of Hillary Clinton's emails
Worried that your own inbox isn't keeping you busy enough? Following a judge's request to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private account on a rolling basis, the State Department posted some 296...
06:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget 'Mad Max' meets 'Mario Kart' in this rad mash-up
Mad Max: Fury Road is already one of the year's best movies, but you know what was missing in all of director George Miller's gear grinding under the desert sun? Mario Kart's banana peels and green sh...
05:50 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history
No, this isn't some guerilla marketing campaign for Back to the Future's upcoming pseudo-anniversary. It's a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a homebrew h...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Oculus founder sued for using confidential information
Palmer Luckey and his company, Oculus VR Inc, are being sued yet again. Total Recall Technologies, a company in Hawaii, is accusing Luckey of violating a confidentiality agreement that he signed as a ...
04:55 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget HBO Now survey points to possible subscription discounts
Paying $15 a month for HBO Now is a pretty good deal, especially if you're a cord cutter who yearns for your weekly fix of Game of Thrones. But what if even that price is a little too rich for your bl...
03:47 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Microsoft tests cloud-based clipboard app that syncs across platforms
This turned out to be quite the week for unannounced Microsoft apps. News of a "light-weight" email solution broke cover a few days ago, and today another pair of productivity apps were tipped. Thanks...
03:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Hot Pockets imagines its greasy place in the VR gaming future
Hot Pockets are the official food of those who have declared: "I've given up caring about my health and I just want radiated bread, cheese and 'meat.'" But you can't deny how easy it is to pop one in ...
02:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Mapping project catalogs Instagram sunrises from around the world
Have you noticed the wealth of sunrise and sunset photos on Instagram? Michelle Chandra certainly has, and her project offers a look at the sun's activity around the world in real time. "All Our Suns"...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Cooking with Watson: Scandinavian salmon quiche
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 fro...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Navy AR goggles turn a golf course into a battleground
Marines on a sunny golf course in Quantico, Virginia, this week demonstrated a pair of augmented reality glasses that simulate combat scenarios. The Office of Naval Research recently completed develop...
01:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Silk Road Survival: In conversation with 'Deep Web' director Alex Winter
An unassuming, Mormon family man. A brilliant physics and engineering student with a goofy smile. Five years ago, neither of these men knew each other, let alone suspected that they'd be drawn into a ...
12:53 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Bionic eye implant promises a lifetime of perfect vision
An optometrist in British Columbia claims to have invented an easily implantable device that provides its wearer with vision "three times better than 20/20" for life. Dubbed the Ocumetics Bionic Lens ...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget The best air purifier
This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article at TheSweethome.comIt took 100 hours of research and testing conducted by an airborne...
11:46 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Re/code: Apple wants local stations on its web TV service
Earlier this week, folks in the know claimed that Apple's HDTV project had been junked after more than a decade of development. Now, however, Re/code is reporting that the company is still working on ...
11:20 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Samsung's new wireless headphones are a worthy contender
Last summer, I spent some time getting to know the first four entries in Samsung's "Level" audio line. There's a new item this year, though: a wireless version of the original Level On headphones. In ...
10:58 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Tinder sneaks ads for albums into your dating profiles
There comes a point in every zeitgeisty app's life when it wonders if it should stop eating nothing but Doritos and having those drunken one-night stands and become a mature, serious business. We've a...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget DirecTV launches a kid-friendly video app
DirecTV saw what YouTube and Netflix were doing with their kid-focused apps, and decided that it, too, wanted a piece of that action. After many months of toil, the company has busted out DirecTV Kids...
10:22 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget 'Shenmue' and 'Streets of Rage' tunes are headed to vinyl
When it comes to classic Sega games, they don't get much bigger (or better) than Shenmue and Streets of Rage. They were released more than eight years apart and on completely different consoles, but t...
10:03 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Escort website operator is going to prison for 13 months
Eric Omuro, the operator of RedBook, has been sentenced to 13 months behind bars. RedBook or MyRedBook.com was a popular website that hosted ads for Bay Area sex workers, as well as forums where both ...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Watch how the Navy plans to deploy its tiny Cicada drones
Cicada, the Navy's palm-sized, sensor-laden drone, has no propeller or engine. In fact, it looks like a child's plaything. So, how will they get to their destination? Well, the Navy plans to drop them...
09:20 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Lizard Squad member pleads guilty to harassing women gamers
The co-called Lizard Squad have established that they're pretty terrible people, but one of the members has hit a sad new low. A 17-year old Canadian has pleaded guilty to 23 separate offenses against...
09:04 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Google heads list of 16 companies trying to kill passwords
People don't put enough thought into passwords because it's a pain, but that creates security problems for the whole internet. Google, Microsoft and others in the FIDO Alliance want to replace passwor...
08:45 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget UK government torn over plans to censor 'extremist' TV shows
The Home Secretary Theresa May wants to give Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, the ability to block shows with extremist content before they're shown on TV. The Queen's Speech will detail some...
08:34 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets
Philips believes that the days of endlessly roaming around a store looking for the right kind of balsamic vinegar may soon be at an end. The company's lighting division has developed an indoor navigat...
08:03 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Xbox for Windows app gets a flurry of features ahead of E3
If you're an early Windows 10 adopter, you'll soon find a smattering of new features inside the Xbox app. As part of its June update, Microsoft is adding "game hubs" which, similar to the Xbox One, sh...
07:30 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget EE Harrier and Harrier Mini review
EE's Kestrel was its first own-brand 4G smartphone, meant for those wanting breakneck mobile data speeds without breaking the bank. One year on, the Kestrel is coming to the end of its life, and when ...
07:19 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget You won't need waves with this $20,000 electric surfboard
If you want to surf, but are too lazy to paddle or look for waves, the Wakejet Cruise from Swedish outfit Radinn is for you! The company says it "marries the agility and speed of wakeboarding with the...
06:38 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Facebook launches 'caller ID' for new Messenger conversations
Next time someone contacts you on Facebook Messenger for the first time, you'll see a calling card of sorts showing his photo, other public info and how you two are connected. Facebook's Vice Presiden...
05:42 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Android M might have its own fingerprint login system
Android is getting a TouchID-style system of its own with Android M, according to Buzzfeed's sources. Apparently it'll act a lot like the iOS tool too, bypassing passwords for associated apps in favor...
04:20 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Google makes a Hangouts Mac app you'll want to use
Listen up, OSX users: with the new Hangouts update from Google you might actually want to use the official app rather than Adium. It consolidates your contacts on the left side of one window and puts ...
03:03 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Uber's experimental cars are driving around Pittsburgh
It looks like Uber's robotics lab is now up and running -- the Pittsburgh Business Times has just spotted one of its test cars marked "Uber Advanced Technologies Center" driving around the city. If yo...
01:33 am -04 - Fri, May 22, 2015
Engadget Help these 30-year-old Intellivision games live again on PC
One of the biggest problems facing video games as an artistic medium is one of preservation. Thanks to HD remasters, digital distribution and the Internet Archive that's becoming less of an issue. But...
11:53 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Say hello to NASA's 'nastiest' star
NASA's "Nasty 1" isn't like other stars. Bigger than our Sun but barely older than humanity itself, this unusual celestial body sits just about 3,000 light years away from Earth. And while it's certai...
10:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Brain implants control robot arm well enough to grab a beer
A paralyzed man named Erik Sorto has finally been able to drink beer on his own after 13 years, and it's all thanks to a robotic arm controlled solely by his mind. If you've been following our robotic...
09:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Apple Transit maps could be coming to iOS 9
9to5Mac, citing unnamed sources, reports that Apple is potentially gearing up to release its updated Transit service -- the same one it nixed immediately before last year's WWDC event -- with iOS 9. T...
08:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget SFW 'Playboy Now' app is only here for the articles
19 million people visit Playboy.com every month, 80 percent of which reportedly coming via mobile devices. In response to that demand, Playboy magazine has released a new mobile-centric app that gives...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Firefox will look at your history to show Suggested Tile ads
Starting next week, Firefox beta users will start seeing "Suggested" tiles whenever they open a new tab. These are ad tiles clearly marked as such (see bottom left above), which are a separate entity ...
07:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Razer's latest gaming mouse mat is a light-up wonderland
Think your mouse pad is a little lifeless? Razer thinks it can spruce things up. Its new Firefly gaming mat is ringed with customizable lighting that can glow and pulse in 16.8 million colors. It'll e...
06:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Google Maps: offensive search results came from 'online discussions'
Google is constantly scraping the internet to fill out its search results, but apparently using crowdsourced information can have its drawbacks. Over the last couple of days word spread that searching...
05:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget 'Ballistic Wallpaper' bombproofs US combat shelters
At a recent DoD Lab Day, the US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) unveiled a unique defensive product. Dubbed "ballistic wallpaper," this amalgamation of kevlar f...
05:26 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Adobe says goodbye to its Photoshop Touch app, hello to Project Rigel
Adobe's been keen on new mobile apps as of late, but today it announced the end of the road for one of its more popular pieces of software. As of next week, Photoshop Touch will no longer be available...
04:53 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget 'Need for Speed' reboot rolls out this fall
When EA's quarterly report dropped earlier in May, it included a few tasty game-related tidbits, including a "holiday 2015" launch window for a new Need for Speed. EA today confirmed that Need for Spe...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch support is coming to IBM's enterprise apps
For the past year or so, Apple and IBM have collaborated on the MobileFirst for iOS project, a series of 22 enterprise-specific apps for iOS. These apps are designed to help service professionals bett...
04:06 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget It's now easier to buy stuff from YouTube video ads, huzzah?
A good 99.999 percent of the time, the adverts that run before your dogs sitting on cats video are irrelevant. But every once in a while, an ad hits and you want to know more. Beginning today, Google ...
03:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget ASUS VivoWatch review: a fitness watch with style and shortcomings
My wife often says I'm fat, but that's hardly a motivation for me to resume my exercise routine. Then the ASUS VivoWatch landed on my desk, so I had no choice but to get back on the treadmill for your...
03:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget 9to5Mac: Apple's working on iOS tweaks for 12-inch iPad
Still holding out for a larger iPad? Well, you're certainly not alone. Thanks to new details from 9to5Mac, it looks like Apple's prepping for a reveal as well. The site has a solid track record when i...
02:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Microsoft brings Clutter's inbox organization to Outlook.com
The folks in Redmond are hard at work putting the finishing touches on Windows 10, and in the process Microsoft is retooling individual apps, too. Today, the company announced that key productivity fe...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: going Jurassic with 'theHunter: Primal'
How long would you last on an island full of dinosaurs when you've nothing but a rusty machete and the clothes on your back? That's the question theHunter: Primal poses. It's also my absolute childhoo...
01:57 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Your guide to 21st century living
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01:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget eBay's testing Amazon Prime-like shipping service in Germany
Amazon Prime offers many benefits to its subscribers, starting with super-fast shipping on web purchases. Not surprisingly, retail competitor eBay must try to match this. Over in Germany, the company ...
01:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget TS Eliot and a tragic childhood in 'Home is Where One Starts'
You stand on the edge of a strip of asphalt, in the middle of a breezy, weedy, Southern forest. It's nearly sunset and the day's final rays sprawl over hay rolls and a small pond across the road. Behi...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Google reportedly building an OS for the Internet of Things
The Information reports that Google is working on a new Android-based operating system to run specifically on the emerging class of low-power devices, aka the Internet of Things. This new OS, dubbed "...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget The best accessories to upgrade your action camera
"Have action cam, will travel." That's probably what was going through your mind as you pecked your credit card details in when buying your first GoPro, Drift, Sony or what have you. We promise, it wo...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Pro gaming doesn't need balls to be considered a 'sport'
The hockey game on the flat-screen behind the bar had served as a pleasant background visual as I ate dinner. But with my plate cleared, the action on-screen drew my full attention. I took a sip of be...
11:02 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget The NSA tried to use app stores to send malware to targets
It shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the NSA worked on iOS and Android malware meant to capture information from a target's phone, but actually getting the software onto phones? That's tricky....
11:00 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a BeyondCloud NAS courtesy of Synology!
The Cloud doesn't have to be a nebulous space in the stratosphere, you can have one in your own home. Sure, there's usually a steep initial price tag and configuration learning curve for most people, ...
10:39 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Propose to your beloved with this Bitcoin engagement ring
Much like the idea that Santa Claus wears red, the notion that you should spend a fortune on a diamond engagement ring is the invention of advertisers. So, since the act is already about ostentatious ...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Sling TV brings its cord-cutter app to Android TV devices
So far, Dish has done an exceptional job of launching its internet television service, Sling TV, on most major mobile and stationary platforms. And now Android TV is the latest to offer support for th...
09:58 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Gyrocopter pilot who landed at US Capitol faces a decade behind bars
The government worker who accidentally landed a drone on White House grounds reportedly got off easy, but Douglas Hughes isn't so lucky -- he could be locked up for nine-and-a-half years. You might re...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget DrumPants 2.0 is open source, still turns your pants into drums
That crazy DrumPants wearable tech we first saw in '07 -- the same one that raised 75 grand on KickStarter and was featured on Shark Tank in 2014 -- is back. Its creators have now turned to Indiegogo ...
09:19 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Rockstar owner sues the BBC over upcoming GTA drama
When the BBC announced it was making a docudrama about Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto franchise, we assumed it had the blessing of the games' creators. Not so. As IGN reports, Rockstar Games,...
09:01 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget 'Vidity' 4K movies you can download are coming later this year
At CES the long-brewing alliance to push Hollywood movies you can legally download, store and play across different devices finally surfaced, and now its system has a brand name: Vidity. As we learned...
08:52 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Google Maps gets even more detailed traffic features
Google has updated Maps with more specific traffic alerts just in time to help you dodge Memorial Day traffic nightmares. The app can already route you around closures and other problems using crowdso...
08:28 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Lenovo sold 60 million PCs in a year, but probably won't again
Lenovo's basement full of accountants has released the company's financial report for the last 12 months, and it's all smiles and dollar signs. After all, it increased the cash coming in through the f...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget YouTube now supports 60 fps live streaming
YouTube blew more than a few minds last October when it rolled out 60 frame-per-second video playback on the site. Gamers especially flocked to the frame rate as it allowed for jutter-free playback of...
07:08 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget 77mph is the speed record for poo-powered buses, apparently
Britain has several players in the fledgeling poop-bus industry, including one that literally shows people pooing, but a gauntlet has just been thrown by the town of Reading. Its very own cow manure-p...
07:08 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget The speed record for poo-powered buses is 77mph, apparently
Britain has several players in the fledgeling poop-bus industry, including one that literally shows people pooing, but a gauntlet has just been thrown by the town of Reading. Its very own cow manure-p...
06:07 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Sky's new Kids section is a direct shot at Netflix
When the little ones are having a temper tantrum, kids TV is often your best line of defence. In the UK, that used to mean switching on CBBC or CITV, but in the internet age Netflix and YouTube rule s...
05:55 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Google launches Hispanic coding initiative in eight US cities
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) president, Jose Antonio Tijerino, thinks that "seeing a latino programmer shouldn't be akin to seeing a unicorn," so his group is trying to do something about ...
05:22 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Britain now prefers cashless payments to notes and coins
It's taken a while, but the UK is now primarily cashless. No, it's not all-digital, but for the first time, consumers and businesses are making more payments with cards, smartphones and online banking...
04:31 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Nintendo kills off the basic Wii U in Japan
Nintendo is about to halt production of its 8GB Wii U Basic in Japan, according to a notice on its product site. The white-clad product has been around since 2012, but was never super popular since th...
03:59 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Amazon's one-hour delivery service now features local stores
When it's not busy sending its delivery personnel on the New York subway, Amazon has quietly been working to expand its one-hour delivery service. From today, customers in Manhattan, the company's fir...
03:39 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Oculus VR figures out how avatars can mimic your facial expressions
Imagine a VR game where your avatar can laugh, smile or frown as you do while interacting with other players -- sounds fun, right? Well apparently, that kind of face-tracking tech already exists. Face...
02:04 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Americans are using more energy, but green tech is softening the blow
It may be tough to satisfy the US' seemingly never-ending thirst for energy, but clean power sources are at least helping to soften the impact. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laborator...
12:29 am -04 - Thu, May 21, 2015
Engadget Hey ladies, this German billboard wants to sell you a beer
Here in America, women are far more likely to be featured in a beer commercial than actually targeted by one. However in Germany, Astra brand beer is focusing specifically on female drinkers with an u...
10:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 beta on Xbox One coming 'post-summer'
Want a taste of Windows 10 on your Xbox One? It's coming sooner than you might've thought. Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted today that a beta of the program that ties your console in with your desktop c...
10:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget The US Navy wants to protect its drones against hacks
Cyberwarfare is bad enough by itself, but it's especially dangerous when military drones are involved. The last thing you want is a hijacked UAV that can give away your position or, worse, fire on you...
09:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget 90s web portal Lycos returns to sell its patents
Long before Google and eons ahead of Bing, Lycos was the Internet's search engine. In fact, the company was one of the first to implement spidered web indexing. And while Lycos hasn't made many headli...
09:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget '90s web portal Lycos returns to sell its patents
Long before Google and eons ahead of Bing, Lycos was the Internet's search engine. In fact, the company was one of the first to implement spidered web indexing. And while Lycos hasn't made many headli...
08:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Prosthetic foot only needs 'mind control' for movement
During a press conference in Copenhagen on Wednesday, prosthetics manufacturer Ossur announced the release of an implantable sensor that allows users to mentally control a mechanical limb. The technol...
07:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Your photos are more popular when you use filters, according to Yahoo
Whether or not you think photo filters represent creative assets or the death of photography as we know it, one thing's becoming increasingly clear: they're your ticket to popularity. Yahoo and Georgi...
07:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Google Editions cases come with live wallpapers and a shortcut button
Before you dismiss this as a slow-day news post, hear us out: these aren't your run-of-the-mill phone cases. These are the first products Google has released under its new Editions project, a series o...
06:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Viber's calling and messaging app launches on Chromebooks
In order for Chrome OS to succeed, Google needs all the support it can get from developers. Hardware companies are certainly doing their part, namely by offering Chromebooks to people at affordable pr...
06:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget White 'Halo' Xbox One bundle coming to the US
It's no secret that people love white gadgets. And in case you missed out on the Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle from last year, now's your chance to get one. Microsoft just revealed a kit that's loa...
05:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Trolls are using Twitter ads to push hate speech
As much as Twitter is doing to fight harassment lately, it's clear that ill-willed users are still slipping past the social network's defenses -- and sometimes, in very conspicuous ways. Users have sp...
05:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Gaming cooperatively makes you more sociable, say scientists
Gaming has well known dark sides, but it can also improve spatial skills, reduce stress and even bring families together. Two new studies may further confuse you about the benefits, with one concludin...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Robotic news writers are faster, but not necessarily better
Robotic news editors promise to save the trouble of picking and writing news stories (and might put people like me out of work), but are they really ready to replace human writers? Yes and no, if you ...
04:47 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget A video for Konami fans who need a laugh, courtesy of Mega64
Konami has made some major, mysterious changes this year. It canceled Silent Hills, a horror game from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, even after the exceptiona...
04:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Teen arrested for breaking an entire school district's internet
A teenager from Idaho has landed themselves in hot water after arranging a takedown of their school district's internet access. KTVB News reports that the 17-year-old student paid a third party to con...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Verizon's old phone network will stick around for connected devices
It's no secret that Verizon wants to drop its legacy phone service like so much dead weight. But is the underlying CDMA network going to go away, too? Not for a long while, the carrier's Fran Shammo ...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Xbox One Digital TV Tuner hits the US and Canada today
The Xbox One is already an entertainment powerhouse. But, starting today, those of you in the US and Canada will have the chance to get even more out of it. Microsoft has announced that the official T...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Epic Games challenges VR devs to make sense of big data
We've seen a handful of neat ways to visualize big data and make it useful, and the folks behind Unreal Engine, Epic Games, think virtual reality is the next step for that. Currently a half-dozen inte...
03:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Netflix's slicker web interface launches worldwide in June
Netflix on the web is about to get the sleeker, more polished design you're used to in its native apps. In the wake of a report that some viewers were already seeing a redesigned interface, the stream...
03:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Twitch brings on-demand video streaming to its mobile apps
Missed out on a live game tournament stream when you were at home, but want to catch up when you're on the road? As of now, you can. Twitch is pushing out updated Android and iOS apps that include vid...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget 3D printing your own clothes just became (kinda) a reality
Unless the technology, somehow, proves to be drastically limited, 3D printing is likely to the genesis of a manufacturing revolution. Now, a team in San Francisco believes that it has taken another le...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Hydrogen-powered drone will fly for hours at a time
Even the nicer drones you can buy typically last for just minutes in the air, which isn't much help if you're delivering packages or shooting movies. Horizon Unmanned Systems (HUS) thinks it has a sol...
02:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Comcast unlocks HBO and Showtime streaming to Amazon Fire TV
Streaming services that use a cable TV subscription have an annoying wrinkle, where sometimes the provider can block them from working in places for apparently no reason at all. For Comcast customers ...
01:35 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget The top 12 tablets you can buy right now
It's true, we don't review quite as many tablets around here as we used to, but that doesn't mean slates have gone the way of the dodo. Microsoft's new Surface 3 is as much a budget PC as it is an iPa...
01:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Hulu will have every episode of 'Seinfeld' on June 24th
After paying big bucks to lock up the show about nothing, Hulu has announced when we can expect to see Seinfeld: June 24th. Since it's a heavily syndicated show (and previously available in smaller po...
12:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Microsoft is reportedly making a 'light-weight' mobile email app
Hey, Google: you might not be the only tech giant that can rethink email apps. Twitter user WalkingCat claims to have discovered a download page for Microsoft's "Flow by Outlook," an iPhone email app ...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Nintendo hired a guy named Bowser as its new VP of sales
You could say he's been a company man all his life.......
11:58 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Spotify automatically selects tunes to match the pace of your run
The addition of video and podcasts is great, but Spotify is looking to enhance workouts, too. Selecting the perfect tracks to match your run will be quite easy, now that the app now measures your pace...
11:26 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Spotify adds video and podcasts to keep listening habits in one place
At an event in New York City this morning, Spotify revealed more tools to enhance that daily listening experience. To keep all of the things you enjoy hearing in one place, the streaming service added...
11:26 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget With podcasts and video, Spotify becomes an all-in-one streaming service
At an event in New York City this morning, Spotify revealed more tools to enhance that daily listening experience. To keep all of the things you enjoy hearing in one place, the streaming service added...
11:24 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Spotify will play music, podcasts and video based on your mood
Spotify has been chipping away at the problem of choice for years now. When you have instant access to so many millions of albums at some point you cross over from being a perk, to being a hindrance. ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget ZeroLemon channels the sun for 20000mAh charging versatility
Device portability is key for adventure tech, and chargers need to deliver serious punch per inch with versatility, to boot. The ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery will charge your iOS, Android and...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Uber poached Carnegie Mellon's robotics lab to make self-driving cars
Remember how Uber forged a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University to get its ambitions for self-driving cars off the ground? It turns out this deal wasn't exactly balanced. The Verge understands ...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Uber poached Carnegie Mellon's robotics lab to make self-driving cars (updated)
Remember how Uber forged a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University to get its ambitions for self-driving cars off the ground? It turns out this deal wasn't exactly balanced. The Verge understands ...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget NASA wants to explore other planets with breadbox-sized satellites
Most CubeSats sent out to space by scientists and students end up orbiting the Earth -- that's pretty much their final destination. NASA, however, wants to use the diminutive satellites for missions t...
10:04 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Sweden's 'dream home' crowdsourced from 200 million web searches
If you adore box-like, red houses with an open kitchen and around 1,200 square feet of space, guess what! You're an average Swede, apparently. Real estate site Hemnet and architects Tham & Videgrd...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget 'Logjam' browser vulnerability fix will block thousands of websites
Researchers have discovered a new browser and website encryption vulnerability called Logjam, and there's good news and bad news. On the plus side, the vulnerability has largely been patched thanks to...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Fire TV Stick drops to 25 in the UK
If you're looking to buy a cheap streaming dongle, now might be a good time to reconsider Amazon's Fire TV Stick. Today, the company dropped the price of its Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick compet...
09:24 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Adblock Plus gets its own Android browser
Whatever your views are on online advertising, it's here to stay. But that doesn't mean that companies aren't doing all they can to strip the web of ads on your behalf. Perhaps the most notable is Adb...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Future 'Lego Dimensions' packs will work with the originals
Lego has something up its sleeve to lure you away from Skylanders and Disney Infinity: future-proofing its toys-to-life-game, Lego Dimensions. Along with the announcement that a handful of new figures...
08:51 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget The British Library is fighting to save endangered sounds
For most of us, thinking about museums and archives conjures up images of physical relics; faded books, paintings and trinkets discovered beneath the soil. But now, the British Library is fighting to ...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Oppo's R7 Plus squeezes a big battery into a slim body
Nope, these aren't the near-bezel-less phones that Oppo teased us with back in March, but they are still very compelling. Following the super slim R5, the Chinese company has shifted its focus back to...
08:03 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Facebook Messenger's video calling lands in (almost) every country
Facebook Messenger's video calling feature is now available in more locations -- almost everywhere, according to David Marcus, "with the exception of a few countries." Marcus, the social network's Vic...
07:35 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget The brain's unique reaction to words could sign people into devices
Here's one type of biometric authentication you might not have heard of before: using your brain's response to words as your personal identification. Blair Armstrong and his team of researchers from t...
07:19 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Uber clashes with London mayor over cap on minicab numbers
While the city's black cab drivers wait for the High Court to decide whether Uber's operation in London is legal, they may soon be given a helping by mayor Boris Johnson. The Financial Times reports t...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Toyota wishes the Prius was a 'Final Fantasy' chocobo
In Japan, Toyota has a history of tapping classic Japanese role-playing games to sell its latest vehicles. The company has previously used the music from Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter in its TV ads,...
05:33 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Chrome adds MIDI support for browser-based music composition
Let's say you went all out for Rock Band 3 and bought a MIDI drum kit and the game's keyboard peripheral, haven't used them since, but hate to put that stuff on Craigslist. With the new Chrome update ...
04:50 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget YouTube gamers are getting their own 'Minecraft'-inspired figures
If you head down to your local toy store today, you'll likely find that the shelves are dominated by video game packs and figurines. Franchises like Minecraft, Disney Infinity and Skylanders mostly do...
04:10 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget The French are coming... for Time Warner Cable
Ever since Comcast was scared off buying Time Warner Cable, a slew of other firms have been eyeing up the business for a purchase. The latest to throw a beret into the ring is French telecoms firm Alt...
03:32 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Playstation is recruiting for a VR-exclusive studio in the UK
It's getting real for Sony's Project Morpheus. The electronics giant has posted job listings (eight, all told) for veteran animators, level designers and a few others to fill out a studio dedicated en...
02:28 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget This smartwatch doubles as a wearable wireless storage
ReVault looks just like any ordinary smartwatch, but its main feature's quite different from others in the category: it has wireless local storage you can access like a private cloud. According to its...
01:28 am -04 - Wed, May 20, 2015
Engadget Samsung's cross-device sharing app arrives on Google Play
Last November, Samsung introduced Flow, which lets users seamlessly share activities between devices. (Yes, much like Apple does with Continuity.) And while the software still isn't fully baked, the S...
11:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Tiny palm-top UAV folds itself up like an origami quadcopter
Tiny quadcopters that fit in the palm of your hand have been around for a few years now, but very few of those drones can also fit in your pocket; what with their easily snapped rotor spars. However, ...
10:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Android Wear update brings WiFi to select smartwatches
The latest version of Android Wear that Google promised back in April is finally starting to make its way to devices today. It comes with quite a list of updates, starting with the activation of dorma...
10:07 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Popcorn Time-like pirate movie streaming comes to the web (for now)
Popcorn Time's less-than-legit movie streaming has been available on lots of devices, but the web? Not so much. However, some enterprising developers have seen fit to make that happen in an unofficial...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Watch a boss battle from 'God of War III Remastered' for PS4
I knew you would be back, Spartan. Did you miss me?......
08:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Google plans to play nice with Facebook and Twitter on photos
According to Bloomberg Business, Google could soon be separating its web based photo sharing and storage service from the existing Google+ platform and offering it as a standalone. Bloomberg cites Goo...
08:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Chrome add-on shares your web links through sound bursts
If Google has its way, the days of sharing web links through copying text (or bumping devices) will soon be over. The internet giant has released Google Tone, an "experimental" Chrome extension that s...
07:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' pirated 3.5 million times despite HBO Now
HBO seemed certain that offering customers the option to watch without a cable subscription through its $15/month "HBO Now" app would help curb the rampant piracy afflicting its most popular shows. No...
06:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Google Maps app suddenly shows up on an Android Wear watch
After updating his phone to Google Maps version 9.9, an Android Central writer made a surprising discovery: a near-fully functional Google Maps app had suddenly appeared on his Wear watch as well. The...
06:35 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget MasterCard Send is a new way to distribute funds quickly
Let's face it: checks aren't convenient. If you're using them to pay for something, there's all the extra writing and mailing. If you're receiving them, there's a whole process for getting them into y...
05:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Mobile Google searches now show real-time tweets
Google and Twitter announced a new service today that will allow US mobile users to receive live Tweets -- now that the social network's firehose is connected once again -- in their web searches. For ...
05:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget KFC's Tray Typer keeps you clicking even with greasy fingers
Horror of horrors, you've just downed a plate of Colonel Sander's famous fried chicken only to have that text you've been waiting for suddenly ping your phone. What do you do? Clearly the answer isn't...
05:04 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Fove headset uses eye-tracking to make VR more real
If you've shoved one VR headset on your face, you've pretty much shoved them all on your face. They all immerse you in a 3D world with a device that tracks your head movement so you can look around. T...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Uber will give you a driver that speaks Spanish
Would you rather say "hola!" to your Uber driver instead of "hello?" You've got it. The ridesharing firm has formally launched UberEspaol in six US areas (Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix,...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Uber will give you a driver who speaks Spanish
Would you rather say "hola!" to your Uber driver instead of "hello?" You've got it. The ridesharing firm has formally launched UberEspaol in six US areas (Chicago, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix,...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Spotify's deal with Sony reveals the high costs of streaming music
Labels and streaming music services have spent ages bickering over payments for streaming music, but it's never really been clear who was getting the short end of the stick... besides the artists, tha...
03:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget LG's super-thin OLED screen sticks to your wall using magnets
Forget buying a clunky wall mount for your TV... what if you could stick it up like a fridge magnet? LG Display is hoping you'll do just that. The company has unveiled a 55-inch OLED screen that's so ...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Apogee's tiny USB headphone amp is now available for $295
When it was announced back in January, Apogee promised to deliver its Groove USB headphone amp and digital-to-analong converter (DAC) this spring. Well, the company kept its word as the audio accessor...
02:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget PayPal will refund $15 million to customers if the CFPB has its way
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges that PayPal engaged in unfair, abusive and deceptive practices in the marketing and management of its PayPal Credit service, formerly known as Bill Me ...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Slaying monsters with a vengeance in 'The Witcher 3'
You've likely seen the infamous "sex on a stuffed unicorn" scene by now, but what's the rest of The Witcher 3: WIld Hunt really about? That's what I'm hoping to show you today on this latest edition o...
02:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Instagram's Layout collage app comes to Android
You no longer have to use an iPhone to get creative with Layout, Instagram's collage app -- it's now available for Android. As before, the software lets you cram up to nine photos into a single image,...
01:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget The first Apple Watch update arrives with faster app performance
The Apple Watch arrived on the scene with at least a few rough edges, but the crew at 1 Infinite Loop is trying to smooth at least some of them today. The company has released a 1.0.1 update for the W...
01:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Pandora buys analytics company to get more out of your streaming data
In order to serve up its song suggestions, Pandora collects listener data based on those thumbs up and thumbs down votes you tap in. The music streaming option announced today that it acquired Next Bi...
01:08 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget LG busts out budget and Note-style versions of the G4
LG's leather-clad flagship hits stores this week, but no blockbuster device can come to the party without its squad in tow. That's why, in addition to the G4, the company is outing the Galaxy Note-tro...
12:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Hillary Clinton's emails won't be released until January 2016 (update)
The emails that Hillary Clinton sent as Secretary of State from a private account will eventually be released to the public, but not as quickly as some had hoped. Government lawyers reportedly reveale...
12:24 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget New York Stock Exchange begins monitoring bitcoin value
Bitcoin's march toward legitimacy just took a hop, skip and jump with the news that the New York Stock Exchange is going to start monitoring its value. The NYSE Bitcoin Index (NYBXT) will keep a beady...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget MixRadio's music-streaming app heads to iOS and Android
After a long exclusive spell on Windows Phone, MixRadio is finally expanding outside of Redmond's mobile platform. The music-streaming service, which Microsoft sold to messaging company Line last year...
11:57 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Microsoft reveals Office preview for Android smartphones
Microsoft has been enthusiastically rolling out touch-friendly Android (and iOS) versions of Office, even before it launches on its own OS. It just outed a preview version for Android smartphones, alt...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget '#Notifications' is a weak attempt at simulating online abuse
Spend enough time on social media and you're bound to make a mistake that'll piss a few people off. It's pretty much inevitable. That's what the free indie "game" #notifications is all about. It begin...
11:11 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Apple finally has a dock for your Lightning-based iPhone
When Apple switched the iPhone to the smaller, simpler Lightning connector back in 2012, it also ditched one of the iPhone's most appreciated accessories: the dock. Yes, for the past three years you'v...
11:11 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Apple finally has a dock for your iPhone 6 (updated)
When Apple switched the iPhone to the smaller, simpler Lightning connector back in 2012, it also ditched one of the iPhone's most appreciated accessories: the dock. Yes, for the past three years you'v...
10:51 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Should this be the flag for planet Earth?
What's going to happen when we finally land astronauts on Mars? In all likelihood, the expedition will be a joint effort between multiple nations and space agencies. So when a perilous explorer steps ...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Hoopla lets you digitally borrow almost anything from your library
Today the Hoopla service and apps added e-books and comic to its media library of audiobooks, movies, TV shows and albums. While the app has always synced with local libraries, it wasn't until today t...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Basis' fitness tracker now comes in titanium, talks to other health apps
As useful as the Basis Peak may be for tracking your fitness, your data has largely been trapped so far -- you couldn't see it outside of Basis' own apps. However, you'll be glad to hear that things a...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Fetch's shopping app puts a smarter concierge on your wrist
Talking into a smartwatch still isn't the most socially acceptable thing to do, but a pair of startups is hell-bent on at least making it worthwhile. Fetch and Expect Labs -- a personal shopping servi...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Tom Cruise once helped NASA redesign its website
In the early 2000s, Tom Cruise was working on movies like Mission Impossible II, Minority Report and The Last Samurai. However, when he wasn't busy playing a lead role, he also had a penchant for tell...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Another Oculus competitor heads to Kickstarter
By the end of next year, there'll be so many virtual reality headsets in stores that you'll wonder if you even need a TV anymore. Fove is one such device and, unlike many of its rivals, offers built-i...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Zepp upgrades its tennis game with a beefed-up app
Just in time for the French Open, sports-tracking firm Zepp is launching a big update to its tennis app. The simply named Tennis 2.0 app works with the company's multisport sensor -- a bright, little ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget YotaPhone 2's American crowdfunding campaign kicks off
Have you been jonesing to get the YotaPhone 2 in North America? It's time to put your money where your mouth is. As promised, Yota has kicked off an Indiegogo campaign to help fund its unique smartpho...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget RealNetworks' next app makes sense of your photos and videos
The company that gave us RealPlayer is now targeting something else entirely: All of the media that we take that never sees the light of day. RealTimes, the next flagship app from RealNetworks, automa...
08:38 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Apple adds Force Touch to 15-inch MacBook Pro, cuts 5K iMac prices
Now that the people are used to the pressure-sensitive trackpads in the new MacBook and smaller MacBook Pro, it's high time that the 15-inch model joined the party. That's why Apple has revealed that ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Automatic launches an app store for cars
Two years ago, Automatic released a $100 Bluetooth-enabled car adapter along with an accompanying smartphone app to give you all kinds of insight about your vehicle. You could use it to track your tri...
07:45 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget The internet's biggest TV pirate calls it quits after scam
If you enjoy getting the latest TV shows from EZTV, you may want to stop that now, and not just because it's illegal. It's also more risky, because the hugely popular torrent site is now in the hands ...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Vodafone to make its return to broadband 'in the coming weeks'
With BT snapping up EE and Three UK's owner buying O2, Vodafone must be feeling a little left out of the industry shake-up that's currently underway. But Vodafone's got more important things to focus ...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Deezer adds podcasts to its music streaming service
It's become increasingly difficult for music streaming services to differentiate from one another. They all offer huge music libraries, mobile apps and the ability to store specific tracks, albums and...
06:45 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget UK to put space seeds in the hands of schoolkids
If we're ever to inhabit other planets in our solar system, we must first make sure that we can grow our own food in order to survive. While space scientists have been experimenting with this for deca...
06:01 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Oculus names VR Jam finalists, and here are some of them
Oculus VR's apps and games contest for the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is in full swing. The 2015 Mobile VR Jam contest received quite a number of interesting submissions, including a game that ...
04:24 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Apple and Google push Obama to prevent encryption backdoors
Apple, Google and other major tech companies have urged President Obama not to give the FBI backdoor access to smartphone data, according to the Washington Post. The publication obtained a letter sign...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Using Netflix on your hotel TV sounds pretty painless
Surprise! Netflix built into hotel-room TVs doesn't seem awful. When Mariott announced that it'd add streaming apps including the House of Cards outfit, Crackle, Hulu Plus, and YouTube into its in-roo...
01:40 am -04 - Tue, May 19, 2015
Engadget Researchers discover a 'partial workaround' for blindness
When your eyes' photoreceptors (the so-called "rods and cones") fail either due to illness or injury, so to does your vision. And until very recently, few options to correct the condition existed -- t...
11:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget US Navy's cheap and tiny Cicada drones can listen in on the enemy
The Navy's Cicada drone has reemerged looking smaller than ever. Navy scientists have been developing the tiny smart glider since 2006 and even performed a flight test back in 2011. This newest iterat...
10:39 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Scientists close to brewing morphine (or heroin) from sugar
Sugar is basically ubiquitous and it looks like it could be used to make morphine, which is a refined form of heroin. Recent research shows that a genetically modified strain of yeast, when exposed to...
09:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Apple shelved its HDTV plans last year
Ever wondered what happened to that Apple HDTV we've been hearing rumors about for years ? According to The Wall Street Journal, those rumors weren't baseless speculation, as the company did work on a...
09:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Ricoh invents super-efficient power-producing rubber
No, this is not an image of a delicious Fruit Roll-Up, it's actually a unique new flexible material from Ricoh that can create electricity from pressure and vibration. Dubbed "Energy-Generating Rubber...
08:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget L'Oreal is 3D printing its own human skin to test cosmetics
The L'Oreal Group hasn't tested its products on animals worldwide since 2013, instead relying on a predictive model that utilizes a "Reconstructed Human Epidermis" -- basically bits of skin grown in a...
07:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Microsoft marks 25 years of Solitaire with a tournament
Microsoft Solitaire, aka Windows' biggest productivity killer, is turning 25 this year -- and the team in Redmond is going to mark the occasion in style. The company is starting with an internal tourn...
07:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Outlook will clean up your email by default
If you saw Microsoft's Clutter feature and dreamed of a day when your email inbox was always under control, you're about to get your wish. The folks in Redmond have revealed that Outlook (both on the ...
06:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Starbucks picks Spotify for radio, and baristas are the DJs
Starbucks and Spotify are teaming up to to build a music ecosystem across retail stores. By joining forces with the popular streaming service, the giant coffee chain hopes to create an experience that...
06:17 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget James Cameron backs a contest to build better movie drones
You can already record some decent footage with a drone if you're so inclined, but "decent" isn't good enough for director James Cameron. He's lending support to C-Prize, a New Zealand competition mea...
05:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Russia is making its own smartphone platform, sort of
When Russia said it was reducing its dependence on Western technology, it wasn't kidding around. Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov recently met with Finland's Jolla to talk about developing an...
05:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'House of Wolves', 'Late Show' finale
Summer doesn't officially begin for another month, but most of our favorite TV shows are ready to go on vacation now. Shows wrapping up their seasons this week include The Following, The Flash, Battle...
04:49 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Microsoft wants to keep your online data secure while you're using it
There are plenty of security measures to keep your online files safe, but they frequently diminish or disappear when you're actually using those files. What if someone tries to swipe your data while y...
04:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget 'Mass Effect' director Casey Hudson joins Microsoft's HoloLens team
Casey Hudson, the producer largely responsible for EA and BioWare's Mass Effect trilogy, is now Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, where he's working on HoloLens and Xbox games. Microsoft appears...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Amtrak installs automatic train controls before service resumes
Following the deadly accident last week near Philadelphia, Amtrak installed a braking system on the section of track that could've prevented the derailment. The automatic train control system (ATC) ke...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget White House launches the Police Data Initiative
Following the police-shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent riots in Ferguson, MO, the Obama administration assembled a task force charged with somehow easing the adversarial relationship betw...
03:22 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget HTC doesn't see a future in 'mini' smartphones (update: it might)
We hope you weren't pinning your hopes on a downsized version of HTC's One M9 smartphone, as you probably won't get it... or anything like it in the future, for that matter. HTC's Jack Tong says that ...
03:04 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Facebook wants to put games in Messenger after all
Contrary to previous reports, it appears Facebook is still toying with the idea of featuring games in Messenger. According to The Information, the social network plans to strengthen its instant messag...
02:40 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget The top 14 smartphones you can buy right now
It's been a while since we took time out to list our favorite smartphones, which means we've had to make more than a few updates to our buyer's guide. Big players like LG, HTC, Samsung and Motorola ha...
02:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget President Obama gets his own Twitter account: @POTUS
The President of the United States of America is one of the most powerful people in the world. Now, whoever holds that office also has a Twitter account to match. The White House announced today that ...
01:49 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget ASUS' lovely, low-cost Zenfone 2 hits North America tomorrow
ASUS's Zenfone 2 isn't exactly an unknown quantity -- we first saw it at CES earlier this year, and since then the thing's been trickling onto store shelves around the world. Still, after a surreal, s...
01:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Mercedes-Benz has an Apple Watch app, too
Apple Watch apps aren't all about sorting payments and getting notifications. There are plenty that play nice with your car, too. Following the likes of BMW and Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz announced its...
01:07 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Leak hints at the first round of Apple Watch upgrades
There hasn't been much talk of software upgrades for the Apple Watch now that it's a real product you can (sort of) buy, but sources for 9to5Mac understand that there are some important tweaks in the ...
12:40 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget European powers team up to build homegrown drones
Drones are sufficiently commonplace now that if you aren't building your own, you get a serious dose of FOMO. That's why Germany, France and Italy have agreed to bankroll a joint drone project, separa...
12:12 pm -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi opens its online accessory shop in the US and Europe
We knew that Xiaomi was beta-launching its online accessory store in the UK this week, but now it's become clear that other regions are also being supported. The Mi Store will be available at two sepa...
11:43 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Some e-cigarette flavors may have toxic effects on lung cells
E-cigarettes may be a popular alternative to the traditional smoke sticks, despite contrasting opinions on how safe they are. Adding to the list of harmful effects, the American Thoracic Society publi...
11:17 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Alibaba hopes visual codes will fight counterfeit goods
As you may have heard, Alibaba has a problem with counterfeit goods among its merchants -- you may not know if that Gucci bag is fake until it's too late. The Chinese online shopping giant may have a ...
10:45 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Apple's $930 million legal win over Samsung gets partially reversed
The Great Apple/Samsung Legal Throwdown of 2012 ultimately resulted in the Korean company having to pay a whopping $930 million in damages for violating Apple intellectual property... or it did, until...
09:58 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Amazon's riding the New York subway to speed up deliveries
Despite its incredible reach, Amazon has always had to play catch-up with brick and mortar retailers when it comes to getting products in customers' hands. If you're in a pinch, you can normally visit...
09:48 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Airbnb is floating a liveable house down the River Thames
If you happen to be in London this week, we recommend keeping one eye locked on the Thames. Airbnb is sailing a bright blue house down the iconic river to celebrate the passing of the Deregulation Act...
09:36 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Edward Snowden helped embroider a Wikipedia page, for art
Magna Carta is regarded as one of the foundation documents of western democracy, and its 800th birthday is coming up next month. That's what prompted prize-winning artist Cornelia Parker to recruit so...
08:42 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Nikon's doggy camera mount snaps when Rover gets excited
Dogs, it's fair to say, are easily excited. Walks, treats, sniffing other dogs' butts -- for man's best friend, life is a non-stop thrill ride. Now, to help you capture these moments of canine euphori...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Panasonic's Lumix G7 camera is all about 4K video and photos
Well, Fujifilm isn't the only camera maker with an announcement today. Now it's Panasonic's turn. The Lumix series manufacturer is introducing the G7, a Micro Four Thirds body with a 16-megapixel Digi...
07:09 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget The US wants cars to 'talk' to each other, sooner rather than later
The Department of Transportation wants America's cars to talk to each other, and it wants that to happen pretty soon. That's why Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that legislation to make vehicle-t...
05:46 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Google researchers create amazing timelapses from public photos
There are a zillion digital photos in the public domain and scientists have just figured out something very cool to do with them. A team from Google and the University of Washington have developed a f...
04:07 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget LG's leather-clad G4 flagship goes on sale this week
LG is super-excited about the leather used in making its G4 (judging by the video below), and hopes you are too as it goes on sale this week. We certainly liked the new flagship, especially the screen...
02:34 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Follow the world's mass transit on this live map
Sure, it's not hard to learn when your bus is likely to show up, but have you wondered where everyone else's bus is at any given moment? You now have an easy way to find out. GeOps and the University ...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, May 18, 2015
Engadget Fujifilm outs the X-T10, an $800 interchangeable lens camera
If you've been holding out for a cheaper model of Fujifilm's X-series flagship, the X-T1, today is your lucky day. The company has just revealed the X-T10 interchangeable lens camera, featuring a 16.3...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget The first trailer for 'Steve Jobs' is here
Ready for another movie based on Apple's cofounder? Well, this one appears to have a bit more gravitas behind it, and a little less Kutcher: Based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, the screenplay's...
10:20 pm -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget US Navy fighter jets will carry an autonomous anti-ship missile
The US Navy may have a robotic ace in the hole when it fights enemy warships in the future. It's planning to put Lockheed Martin's autonomous LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile) on the F/A-18 Super H...
08:19 pm -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget The US' drone pilots aren't getting enough training
The US is increasingly relying on drones for recon and air support, but you almost wouldn't know it from how little training those drones' pilots get. A Government Accountability Office report has rev...
06:17 pm -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget SpaceX gets the all-clear to launch most NASA science missions
After three long years, SpaceX finally has approval to launch most of the US' scientific missions. NASA tells Spaceflight Now that it recently greenlit the use of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for "medium-...
04:14 pm -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget Fingerprints will soon tell cops if suspects are on cocaine
A research team from the University of Surrey in the UK has reportedly developed a new, noninvasive drug test for cocaine that accurately detects its presence in your system through your fingerprints....
02:10 pm -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget The internet risks hitting peak capacity soon, but it can be saved
The internet has more than one capacity problem to worry about, apparently. Researchers met in London this week to tackle growing concerns that fiber optic cables, which represent the internet's backb...
12:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget Apple bought a company focused on super-accurate GPS
Apple has snapped up more than a few companies that know how to deal with your location data, but it now appears to be focused on improving the accuracy of that data from the get-go. MacRumors has dis...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: folding cars and an R2-D2 van
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's on a roll lately -- it's planning to reveal a $35,0...
08:01 am -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget Plex brings photos, music and video streaming to TiVo June 8th
After a number of leaks and hints, this week Plex and TiVo announced their products will start working together soon. Plex media server gives users a way to easily stream photos, music or video files ...
04:56 am -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget Microsoft study shows that tech is shortening your attention span
Think the abundance of technology in your life is making it harder to concentrate for long periods? Microsoft might just have some evidence to support your theory. It recently published a study (condu...
01:54 am -04 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Engadget Wounded turtle can return to the ocean thanks to a 3D-printed beak
Look, we know this sea turtle's prosthetic beak has a tragic backstory, but it sure makes the reptile look like it has a future as a badass pizza-loving mutant. According to 3D Printing Industry, Turk...
11:07 pm -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget NASA competition pays you to design a 3D-printed habitat
If NASA is going to put humans on Mars and other distant worlds, it's going to need a place for explorers to stay -- and it wants your help building those extraterrestrial homes. The agency has launch...
09:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget Luxury brands sue Chinese online shopping giant for allowing fakes
It's no secret that luxury designers see Chinese online stores as a haven for fake goods, but they're now taking concerted action to shut down these less-than-official outlets. Kering, the parent comp...
07:02 pm -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget Sprint activates free data roaming in six more countries
Sprint has expanded its free international roaming plan to six more countries: Colombia, Denmark, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Paraguay and Sweden. That makes the new total 22, including the original 16 ...
05:03 pm -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget Russia grounds Proton-M rockets following an accident
Russia's space program just can't catch a break, it seems. A spokesperson tells RIA that the country has suspended all Proton-M rocket launches following an accident that destroyed one model carrying ...
03:01 pm -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget Browse your recent Google Play tunes on your Android Wear watch
Google Play Music just got a lot more convenient... if you're using a cutting-edge Android wearable, that is. Smartwatches running the new Android Wear 5.1.1 update (such as the LG Watch Urbane) now l...
12:58 pm -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Google will add buy buttons to search results on mobile
Google's getting ready to face Amazon and eBay, according to The Wall Street Journal, and will be adding buy buttons directly to its search results. You'll see those buttons accompanying sponsored res...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget No car, no problem: 17 of the slickest electric rides
All kinds of personal-sized, eco-minded rides have been popping up on the market ready to propel us through the streets. Whether it's for a quick commute or a casual cruise, these electric rideables h...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: The making of a self-driving semitruck
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...
08:14 am -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget SpaceX's Mars travel posters make us want to explore the red planet
SpaceX has released a few Mars travel posters in the same vein as NASA's vintage exoplanet ones, and they're making us sad we were born too early for space exploration. Valles Marineris the "land of M...
03:21 am -04 - Sat, May 16, 2015
Engadget Two Asian bank websites held ransom for bitcoin
One of the problems with virtual currency is that when it's robbed from a bank, it's going to take an awful lot of work to make it look exciting in a movie. So I feel for future filmmakers who have to...
11:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget FBI: Security researcher claimed to hack, control plane in flight
Remember the security researcher who was pulled from a United flight and had his equipment taken (before its frequent flier miles-paying bug hunt) for tweeting about hacking into the plane via its ent...
11:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget This app reminds you to drunkenly buy stuff at 2 am
The best kind of Amazon deliveries are often the ones you were too drunk to remember ordering. And with the help of the Drunk Shopping app, you'll never miss another opportunity to do so...just as lon...
09:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Judge rules Pandora has to increase royalty payouts to BMI
Pandora's propensity for litigation is pretty storied by this point, but it seems like the internet-radio outfit's luck has run out. A New York judge has ruled that Pandora must raise its payout rates...
08:06 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget 'Zombies, Run!' marks latest update by going free-to-play
Zombies, Run! celebrated the release of version 4.0 earlier this week with some major modifications. The popular gamified exercise app, which used to retail for a flat $4 at the Google Play Store, has...
07:11 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Curtain lifts on first 'Rock Band 4' songs
Not to be outdone by Guitar Hero Live, the folks over in the Rock Band 4 camp unveiled the first handful of tracks for this fall's face-melting simulator. And they're pretty diverse! As noted on IGN, ...
05:43 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Pirated Windows 10 installations will rock a desktop watermark
You dirty Windows pirates will have to live with a constant reminder of your crimes come Windows 10. Pirated versions of the new operating system will be stuck with a desktop watermark reminding users...
05:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Penn State says it was the victim of a China-based cyberattack
Cyberattacks are in the news seemingly every day, and today's announcement comes from a university here in the States. Penn State announced that its College of Engineering was targeted in a pair of "s...
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget I trusted my gut to IBM's Watson and it gave me a fowl old-fashioned
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 fro...
04:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Seven times Kanye West dressed like a 'Final Fantasy' character
Apparently the Kanye West role-playing game, Kanye Quest 3030, contains an eerie hidden area involving a butterfly and a New Age cult called Ascensionism. We know, it's hard to believe that Kanye has ...
04:13 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget FBI says police can disclose Stingray use, but not what they can do
Look, none of us should be surprised that police departments across the country use things like Stingrays -- sophisticated surveillance devices that suck up cell phone communications -- in their inves...
03:48 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget See the 'Batman: Arkham Knight' Dual Play mode in action
And we do mean action. Dual Play in Batman: Arkham Knight allows one player to swap between Batman and a trusty sidekick during fights. For example, if you're battling a room full of nasty baddies as ...
03:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Enjoy this LSD trip from the comfort of your web browser
It's time to stop what you're doing an enjoying some soothing visuals brought to you by physics. Created by George Corney, the browser-based GPU fluid simulation reacts when you click and drag your mo...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Technology and immigrant tales collide at Ellis Island
The story of mankind's migration across the world, starting with the people who first ventured out of Africa roughly 60,000 years ago, is well-documented. Since then, our lifestyle has evolved tremend...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget FOMO in the digital age
We've all been there. You sit slack-jawed swiping and swiping past dozens of movies you've seen/want to see/added to your queue all in the hopes of selecting one to watch. But that doesn't happen. You...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget The top 15 laptops you can buy right now
Between the new MacBook, the Chromebook Pixel and the Spectre x360 (HP's newest laptop, which it designed with Microsoft), we've been testing a lot of notebooks over the past few months. That means we...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Swipe into your new home with the Knocker real estate app
A new app, billed as the "Tinder of Real Estate", is allowing homebuyers in the UK to shop for a new home the same way they shop for new partners: by swiping. It's called Knocker and was recently crea...
12:50 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Hulu pulls a Netflix, rescues 'The Mindy Project' from cancellation
Were you bummed when Fox announced it cancelled The Mindy Project after three seasons? Fret not, Hulu announced today that it's picking up the series, starting with a 26-episode fourth season. The sho...
12:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Oculus pauses Mac and Linux development, offers PC specs
The retail version of the Oculus Rift finally has a confirmed release window of early 2016, meaning virtual reality fans have just less than a year to create their ideal gaming environments. A crucial...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget The best video camera
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.comIf you've ever tried to record your kids soccer game or mus...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget He made Tom Cruise 'forget the mouse.' Now it's our turn.
In a way, John Underkoffler's like Hollywood's own Wizard of Oz. He's the man behind the curtain responsible for infusing blockbuster fantasy with real-world tech. He created the futuristic UI in Mino...
11:16 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Netflix in talks to offer its streaming library in China
President Underwood is already popular in China, but it looks like Netflix is prepping to offer more of its streaming library in that locale. The Wall Street Journal reports that Reed Hastings & C...
11:11 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi starts small with a UK online accessory store
Xiaomi is about to enter the UK market, but it won't be selling the Android phones and tablets it's best known for. Mimicking its plans for the US, the company is starting with an online accessory sto...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget LG Watch Urbane review: a premium watch that falls short of greatness
There are only a few companies out there with as much experience making Android Wear watches as LG. After all, the platform's only been part of the public consciousness for a year and yet this Korean ...
10:27 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Shutting down piracy sites is like playing Whac-A-Mole, says EU
The European Commission (EC) has finally confirmed what we've all known for years: if you shut down one online piracy site, another will simply take its place. A report published by the EC's Joint Res...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Etsy's counterfeit problem is getting worse
News of Etsy's battle against sellers pedaling knockoff goods on its site isn't a recent revelation, but an analyst report this week details the extent of the problem. Investment firm Wedbush says tha...
09:38 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Belgium tells Facebook to reign in user tracking
Belgium's Privacy Commission thinks that "Facebook tramples on European and Belgian privacy laws," and said it would take legal action if its latest recommendations aren't obeyed. A new report follows...
09:15 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget New VR game lets you be the bullet
Remember Superhot? It let you dodge bullets by controlling time la The Matrix, but a new VR game takes that premise even farther by making you the bullet. Drift is a game for Samsung's Gear VR, devel...
08:50 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Find a security flaw and United Airlines will pay you in... miles
In the world of digital security, bug hunting is the practice of finding holes in a corporation's security and selling it back so the problem can be quietly fixed. Companies such as Microsoft know tha...
07:55 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Panasonic debuts first Firefox-powered Smart TVs in Europe
Panasonic lost some mystique when it stopped making those amazing plasma sets, but its new Firefox OS-powered 4K Smart TVs are showing a return to form. First revealed at CES this year, those sets are...
07:20 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Amazon drops the price of the Fire Phone to 99, again
Remember Amazon's Fire Phone? It hasn't even celebrated its first birthday yet but you'd be forgiven for never giving the retailer's first smartphone a second thought. In a bid to rectify the device's...
07:10 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Motorola's holding a two-day sale for its top devices in the UK
If the latest flagships from Samsung and HTC haven't impressed you, now might be a good time to reconsider a Motorola phone. Starting at midnight on May 18th, the company is holding a 48-hour sale in ...
06:59 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Sony Smart Tennis Sensor to analyze games in North America and the UK
Sony's Smart Tennis Sensor has finally arrived in the US, Canada and the UK from Japan, and just in time for the perfect weather to start working on being the next Nadal. It's been a while since we sa...
05:43 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget European carriers could block internet ads for their own benefit
While advertising has become a necessary evil, some companies have become specialists in helping you rid yourself of it. If you live in Europe, you could soon find help from an unlikely ally, after a ...
05:15 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget BT under pressure to sort out super-slow broadband installations
We all want super-fast internet in our homes, but for many people that's borderline impossible, because there's no fibre optic infrastructure in their area. When they're told that a connection is fina...
05:00 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget 'Divinity: Original Sin' casts its classic RPG spell on consoles
Lots of people thought that Diablo 3 wouldn't have been possible on consoles and it proved the best version of the title. Now it's time to see if the same holds true of last year's breakout role-playi...
04:01 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget Google's unique self-driving cars will hit public streets this summer
Almost a year after it unveiled its first self-driving bubble car prototype, Google is finally ready to take it off the test track and let it loose on California's public roads. In fact, the search gi...
01:30 am -04 - Fri, May 15, 2015
Engadget A few 'GTA V' mods are installing malware on PCs
While you've been busy enjoying guns that fire cars, piloting flying saucers or swimming 'round a flooded Los Santos thanks to mods for the PC version of GTA V something darker's lurked beneath the su...
11:55 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Watch Atlas go through a push test before DARPA's Robotics Challenge
The DARPA Robotics Challenge finals is scheduled for June 5th to 6th, and we'll bet the finalists are now pulling all-nighters finishing up their entries. Team IHMC Robotics from the Institute of Huma...
11:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget 2001 DARPA movie predicts the state of today's technology
Does DARPA employ psychics or something? I mean they must, or how else can you explain this precognitive glimpse at the modern world? The advanced research agency produced it more than a decade ago! A...
10:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Xbox One pulls off an unlikely sales victory over the PS4
Well, this is kind of surprising: the Xbox One lead console sales last month. I say it's surprising because there wasn't an exclusive game that launched for the system, nor was there a new bundle deal...
09:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Octopus-inspired surgical tool will dig deep into your guts
Telecommuting surgeons are becomingly increasingly adept at working on humans but there are still limits on what they can do using the stiff metal manipulators of a robotic stand-in like the DaVinci. ...
08:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Candy Crush Saga to jeopardize productivity of Windows 10 users
Know what game's coming to all versions of Windows 10 aside from the usual ones like Solitaire and Minesweeper? Candy Crush. Yes, the same sugar-filled time-sink that's already taken over a lot of peo...
07:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Prosthetic electrodes will return amputees' sense of touch
For all the functionality and freedom that modern prosthetics provide, they still cannot give their users a sense of what they're touching. That may soon change thanks to an innovative electrode capab...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Microsoft ban for 'Gears of Wars' leakers only knocks them offline
Remember that Xbox One Gears of War remaster leak from a few weeks back? Well, the folks who gave word about it and then proceeded to upload video of the game in action have apparently had their Xbox ...
06:06 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget ADT partners with LG and Nest to pair home automation with security
ADT already dipped its toe in the home automation waters, but the company plans to make an even bigger splash in the months to come. It announced today that it'll leverage tech from LG and Nest to add...
05:27 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget At last, Amazon's voice-guided speaker buys things for you
You'd think that an internet shopping giant like Amazon would have baked purchasing into its voice-controlled Echo speaker at the very start, but nope -- the best you could do until now was add items ...
04:57 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Apple wants to stop RadioShack from selling your data
When RadioShack went bankrupt, it put shoppers' data up for sale alongside its brand name and stores. Well, Apple isn't happy with that data scattering to the four winds -- it's joining AT&T and o...
04:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Sunrise calendar app tweaks your keyboard for easy scheduling
If you're as big a fan of the Sunrise calendar app as the folks at Microsoft, scheduling meetings just got a lot easier. There's a new feature called Meet that adds a tab to your device's keyboard off...
04:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget 'Rainbow Six Siege' raids PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 13th
While The Division might not be launching in 2015 (it was pushed back to early 2016), you'll have at least one way to get your Tom Clancy gaming fix this year. Ubisoft has announced that Rainbow Six S...
04:04 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Microsoft will push mobile-friendly websites in its search results
Google isn't the only big internet company that will promote mobile-friendly websites in its search results -- Microsoft says it will soon give higher rankings to mobile-optimized sites in Bing. While...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget We're having reader meetups tonight in NYC and San Francisco!
You know us, we like to hang out with you, the readers, every chance we get. So let's make that happen tonight in New York City, at the Barcade in Manhattan's East Village, and in San Francisco at the...
03:34 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget CBS All Access app gets Chromecast support for your streaming habit
CBS All Access was already available for folks who fancy Roku devices, and now the television streaming app plays nice with Chromecast. The network updated both the Android and iOS versions to beam sh...
03:34 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget CBS All Access app gets Chromecast support (Update: Fox and FXNow, too)
CBS All Access was already available for folks who fancy Roku devices, and now the television streaming app plays nice with Chromecast. The network updated both the Android and iOS versions to beam sh...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Reddit defines 'harassment' in an effort to curb it
Reddit has had it up to here with the trolls in its forums and is finally doing something about it. In fact, Reddit's doing a lot of somethings. In a post to the company's official blog this morning, ...
03:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget LG's first Windows phone in ages is a budget model for Verizon
LG hasn't really done much to support Windows Phone as of late (despite promises to the contrary), but it's making amends for that today. Verizon has announced the previously leaked LG Lancet, a Windo...
02:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 phone preview tests out universal Office, Xbox apps
Microsoft's latest preview version of Windows 10 for phones is here and whether you prefer work or play -- or non-Lumia Windows phones -- it has something new to offer. This is the first one ready to ...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Roll7 explains the guns and bunnies in 'Not a Hero'
Just over a month ago, Roll7 stopped by JXE Streams to laugh at us as we repeatedly wiped out grinding rails in skateboarding game OlliOlli 2. Now the studio is coming back on the show to mock us for ...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Powerful magnetic shield will test the limits of physics
The Standard Model of physics, as good as it is, has gaps: it can't really explain dark matter, gravity or the imbalance between matter and antimatter. Thankfully, German researchers have a new tool t...
02:04 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Qualcomm brings Bluetooth support to AllPlay audio streaming
Qualcomm just announced additional ways to input audio into its AllPlay WiFi streaming platform. The feature now supports Bluetooth and analog audio input on supported devices. Once the Bluetooth-stre...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Engadget's new buyer's guide picks: the GS6, Spectre x360 and more!
Another month, another handful of reviews. Which means another round of new additions to Engadget's various buyer's guides. For the fifth month of the year, we've got five new products to induct, incl...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Wallet service folds shut on June 30th
Now that Samsung Pay is nearly here, the company is riding its two-year-old Wallet service into the sunset. Samsung is now telling users that Wallet will stop taking purchases on June 30th. Any reserv...
01:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's E3 event gives you a chance to play upcoming games
It's not unheard of for game console makers to invite fans to their media events -- largely to get more cheering than they'd usually get -- but Microsoft is upping the ante for its E3 gathering this y...
01:08 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Apple could be delaying HomeKit by a couple months
Citing sources close to the project, Fortune reports that Apple plans to delay the release of its much anticipated HomeKit platform. While the company has never actually provided a firm release date, ...
01:08 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Apple could be delaying HomeKit by a couple months (Update: Nope)
Citing sources close to the project, Fortune reports that Apple plans to delay the release of its much anticipated HomeKit platform. While the company has never actually provided a firm release date, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Twitch's live game video streaming arrives on Roku players
You now have an easy way to follow your favorite Twitch game streamers on a big screen without splurging on a console or Fire TV. The live video service has just launched a channel for Roku players, h...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Become an aerial stuntman with the world's smallest quadcopter
Tiny flying machines are quickly occupying our airspace, but before we go too far down the Skynet rabbit hole, let's have some fun. The half-ounce SKEYE Nano Drone is the world's smallest quadcopter, ...
12:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Hackers are stealing money through the Starbucks app
If you use the Starbucks app with a linked credit card to pay for java with your phone, now would be a good time to change your account password. The Seattle-based coffee company confirmed Wednesday t...
12:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Driveclub lets you race Rimac's ultra-rare electric hypercar
For most of us, ultra-realistic racing games like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport are as close as we'll ever get to driving the world's most luxurious motors. We've drooled over Rimac Automobili's C...
12:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Movie producers call for an end to the 'Six Strikes' rule
It may sound like the fictional government department that Patricia Arquette works for in CSI: Cyber, but that's not what the Internet Security Task Force is for. In fact, the ITSF is a group of indep...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Shipments of 'white box' tablets overtake iPads
The hottest-selling tablets aren't likely to be iPads or Galaxy Tabs these days -- if anything, they're the cut-rate slabs you see in the back of the drug store. Strategy Analytics estimates that ship...
11:46 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Wolfram's new website can identify objects in your photos
Wolfram Research can already do some pretty cool things, like answer Twitter questions and spot overhead flights. Now, the maker of the Mathematica programming language and Alpha knowledge engine can ...
11:29 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Silver Mario Amiibo will drive collectors insane this month
Nintendo has already released a gold version of its Mario Amiibo, so guess what's coming next? A silver version, of course. We suspected as much after both figurines leaked back in February, but today...
11:15 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Uber and Live Nation handle your concert transportation this summer
Summer music festivals are just around the corner, and the warmer temperatures offer a good chance to catch an outdoor show at your local venue. Uber's well aware that many music fans plan on doing on...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a 4K Action Cam courtesy of Sony!
There's so much power packed into tiny action cams today, that it's easier than ever to embed them in your everyday life, often with wild results. Heck, a daily commute in New York is rife with enough...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget AT&T will sell Hulu subscriptions, but not to watch on your TV
Hulu's push to put its content in front of cable TV customers has a new partner: AT&T. The streaming service already teamed up with Cablevision, and also announced it's working with several smalle...
10:31 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Browsing Twitter and Instagram in VR? Yup, it's a thing
I know, you bought yourself a VR rig and never want to take it off. It's the future, that's natural! And with something like the Gear VR's passthrough camera you don't even need to remove the headset ...
10:16 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget The 'Ratchet & Clank' Movie comes out April 29th, 2016
If you were wondering when Sony would pull its finger out and announce the release date for the Ratchet & Clank movie, then today is a good day for you. The company has revealed that the flick wil...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Tumblr encourages users to speak up about mental health issues
A lot of people turn to social media to vent and say how they really feel when they can't do so in real life. That's the reason Facebook has suicide prevention tools and why Tumblr has launched a new ...
09:32 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget NASA probe snaps Pluto's smallest moons for the first time
Getting kicked out of the major planet club always seemed a bit unfair to Pluto, considering that it has four more moons than Earth. On the other hand, two of those, Styx and Kerberos, are so small th...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's super-stable video recording arrives on PCs and phones
Microsoft's Hyperlapse is now more than just a clever idea in a research lab -- the folks in Redmond have released apps that help you record and produce super-stabilized videos on Android (in preview ...
08:33 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Your Apple Watch's security can be bypassed pretty easily
Apple's Activation Lock made the iPhone less desirable to thieves, since they'd also need your Apple password to use it. The Watch is supposed to be similarly unhackable, but the built-in security app...
08:04 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget The old Raspberry Pi gets an overdue price cut
If you've ever toyed with the idea of starting a DIY-computing project, chances are you will have considered (or bought) the Raspberry Pi. You're not alone: more than five million of the boards have n...
07:46 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Walmart is developing a $50 Amazon Prime-like service
Walmart's apparently gearing up to challenge Amazon on its turf and has conjured up a Prime competitor that will begin testing as soon as this summer. According to sources, the company's unlimited two...
07:11 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget HTC's Butterfly 3 makes you wonder why the M9 exists
Here's yet another case of "Japan gets all the nice things." Earlier today, local carrier au by KDDI announced its smartphone lineup for the summer, and the one that caught our attention was the new H...
06:19 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Apple close to settling with EV battery-maker over poaching lawsuit
If Apple still keeps a "hands-off" list of companies it promised never to poach employees from, (probably not, though) then EV battery-maker A123 is likely not included. The two companies are close to...
05:27 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Google got some 'right to be forgotten' decisions wrong, says UK
It's been almost a year since the European Union ruled in favour of the "right to be forgotten," giving anyone permission to request that specific links be removed from Google's search results. Since ...
04:46 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget TiVo wants to become the legal version of Aereo
Turns out TiVo snapped up Aereo's trademarks and customer lists for a reason: it's planning to make its own version that won't have broadcasters lining up to sue. According to Multichannel, the compan...
03:43 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Tokyo bans UAVs from its public parks
Citing concerns over visitor safety, officials in Tokyo have temporarily banned the use of UAVs in 81 public parks throughout the city. An announcement released Tuesday explains that violators could f...
02:40 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Every ridiculous vehicle in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is drivable
Practical effects have gotten incredibly scarce in big-budget summer blockbusters, so it's pretty refreshing to learn that every ride in Mad Max: Fury Road's apocalyptic menagerie isn't CGI -- they're...
01:38 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Doctors find a way to deliver drugs straight to your brain
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a marvelous piece of evolutionary engineering designed to keep the inside of your skull pristinely clean by segregating the nervous and circulatory systems. The downsi...
12:28 am -04 - Thu, May 14, 2015
Engadget Facebook's free internet service expands to Malawi
As good a cause as it is, Internet.org recently came under pressure for allegedly violating India's net neutrality laws -- something Facebook was quick to address. Still, that's not stopping the socia...
10:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Rdio Select is a $4 monthly music streaming service (with limitations)
When the competition from Spotify, Apple and new contenders doesn't let up, it's time to try something different. That's what Rdio is doing, with a new $3.99 subscription service, Select, which will l...
10:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget New coloring technique creates perfect spots on 3D-printed cat
Hydrographic printing looks like a magic trick. You print a pattern on a see-through film, place that sheet on a tub of water and spray it with a chemical potion. When you immerse a bland 3D object in...
09:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Tesla thinks turn signals will solve liability in semi-autonomous cars
In vehicles with self-driving features, who takes the blame for a crash? Tesla may have an answer. The Wall Street Journal understands that the turn signal activation of the Model S' car-passing autop...
09:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Virtual reality game asks you to fight blind
Virtual reality gaming isn't just about immersing yourself in visuals... it can be about sound, too. If you need proof, you only need to look at (or rather, hear) Scoot Leadman's experimental Gear VR ...
08:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Apple music service will give artists control over what they share
Apple's oft-rumored, Beats-based streaming music service may have more to offer artists than a big wad of cash. Tipsters for 9to5Mac claim that the service (reportedly called just "Apple Music") will ...
07:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Meerkat for Android is out of beta on Google Play
Meerkat has not only beaten its Twitter-owned rival Periscope to Android devices, it's also shed its Beta phase according to a Tweet published Wednesday. The Meerkat for Android live streaming video a...
07:05 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Scientists create chickens with dinosaur snouts to study evolution
How do scientists study the evolutionary transformation from snouts to beaks as those winged dinosaurs became birds? By putting dinosaur snouts on chickens, of course. A team of researchers at Yale we...
06:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget House approves NSA reform
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act on Wednesday in a sweeping 338-88 vote, moving forward legislation that would curtail the NSA's bulk collection of data. T...
06:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget The US runs out of old-school internet addresses this summer
The conventional internet address is about to go the way of the dodo... at least, in the US and Canada. According to estimates, North America will run out of IPv4 addresses (the familiar 1.2.3.4 forma...
05:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Google tosses 59 percent of Europe's 'right to be forgotten' requests
How is the European Union's "right to be forgotten" faring a year after it kicked in? If you ask Google, it's more than a little messy. The internet firm has published an updated Transparency Report w...
05:18 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Google Fit finally estimates how many calories you've burned
No, you're not wrong: Google's activity tracking app, Fit, didn't have a means to estimate burned calories -- or kilojoules -- before today. As Mountain View tells it, all you need to do to activate i...
04:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Chrome extensions are now only available from the Web Store
To combat the spread of malicious code and malware through un-vetted websites, Google implemented a new rule for Windows users last year: Chrome extensions can only be hosted on the Chrome Web Store. ...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S6 Active breaks cover with an expectedly rugged look
If you're looking for a phone with great specs that can be tossed around and survive a swim, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Active appears to be on the way. Both GSM Arena and trusted leaker @evleaks offered a g...
03:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget The RadioShack brand lives to see another day
RadioShack's brand will live on. According to The Wall Street Journal, the retailer's label assets have been purchased by Standard General LP, a hedge fund, for $26.2 million. Along with the trademark...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Humanoids, showoffs and other machines ready to do our dirty work
If you've developed a not-so-irrational fear of losing work opportunities to robots, you'd probably mistake RoboUniverse as a job fair. And you wouldn't be too far off. It's the first year for the thr...
03:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget A virtual server bug is said to be worse than Heartbleed
In case you were napping, Heartbleed struck web servers' OpenSSL security last year, opening up the servers' memory to intruders. There's a new so-called zero-day vulnerability, only this time the res...
02:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Verizon vulnerability made it painfully easy to access customer info
On the off chance you've experienced some sketchiness with your Verizon home internet account over the past few weeks, we might just know why now. As first reported by BuzzFeed, a vulnerability in Ver...
02:33 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Nokia's stores are turning into Microsoft resellers
It's been a long time coming, but some of the last vestiges of Nokia's phone business are going away. Microsoft has started converting Nokia's stores and service centers into "Microsoft Resellers" (ca...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget A digital globe and 200,000 years of human migration
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum suffered the devastation of Hurricane Sandy firsthand. Now, more than two years after the storm struck New York City (and many other places), the building is celebr...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Nintendo World Championships are back for E3 2015
The Nintendo World Championships, a gaming competition last held in 1990, return this year for E3 in June. Nintendo fans can compete for a spot in the Championships on May 30 at select Best Buy stores...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget I regret buying an Apple Watch (and I knew I would)
I bought an Apple Watch. I didn't preorder it, because at first I didn't even want one. I warned people who asked me about the company's first wearable: These things (Apple things) always get much bet...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Microsoft details the many different versions of Windows 10
A new Windows release wouldn't be the same without many different versions of the OS to confuse the heck out of you. Microsoft finally gave us the skinny on Windows 10's upcoming versions today -- and...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Jawbone Up3 review: a feature-packed disappointment
Is there room for a $180 health band today that doesn't have a built-in display and is totally reliant on your smartphone? Jawbone's pitch for the Up3, its latest wrist-worn health tracker, is pretty ...
11:40 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Ubisoft will release virtual reality games in 2016
There isn't much of a market for virtual reality games at the moment, but Ubisoft thinks it can help create one. Company chief Yves Guillemot tells investors that Ubi is developing a "certain number" ...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Watch gravity waves ripple through Earth's atmosphere
You might think of gravity as an invisible force here on Earth, but that's not entirely true... if you have the right computer simulation, that is. Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric R...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget The Nikonos Project shares classic cameras and stunning photos
Brandon Jennings has a deep affection for Nikonos, the renowned film camera series born from Jacques Cousteau's famous Calypso underwater camera. The Nikonos Project is the vessel through which Jennin...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget What Instagram did for brunch, MassRoots hopes to do for weed
Cannabis or "weed" is, in practical terms, going mainstream. It's no longer exclusively sold from basements and back alleys; in 23 states and Washington D.C., it's sold from licensed and bonded shops....
10:10 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Is Netflix seriously going to revive 'Top Gear' as 'House of Cars?'
Ever since Jeremy Clarkson punched a producer in a row over steak, the future of Top Gear has been completely up in the air. The BBC appears to have distanced itself completely, leaving Clarkson and h...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Laser art show puts you inside a virtual flood
What do lasers have to do with an 1651 oil painting? Quite a lot, as it turns out: a new project called Water Light celebrates a Dutch museum's acquisition of The Breach of St. Anthony's Dike by makin...
09:23 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Venus airplane concept could be a working prototype in a few years
Northrop Grumman has been toying with the idea of sending an inflatable aircraft to Venus since at least 2013 (PDF). Now the company feels it's ready to turn its concept into a real vessel. According ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Ring's video doorbell now works like an old fashioned bell
The great thing about a smartphone-connected doorbell is that you're able to see and talk to the people standing on your porch. Never again will you miss the UPS courier because they've turned up just...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget NASA conference will discuss how to manage drone traffic
Someday, commercial drones might become so prevalent, it would be impossible to look up without seeing at least one in the sky. NASA and a number of drone enthusiasts believe that in order to keep tho...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Japanese smartphone gets iris-scanning for mobile payments
The common objection to using your phone for purchases is that any sufficiently-motivated criminal could lop off your thumb and go on a spending spree. That's one of the reasons why Japanese carrier N...
07:25 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget 'Angry Birds VR' puts the infamous fowl on your face
In case you felt T-shirts, the silver screen, lunch buckets, go-karts or your smart device weren't enough places to ogle Angry Birds, now there's one more: virtual reality. A demo for the ubiquitous g...
06:46 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget WWE Network bodyslams onto UK Apple TVs
Streaming Wrestlemania matches just got a little easier in the UK, now that the WWE's standalone streaming service is available on Apple TV. WWE Network was supposed to arrive on the set-top box last ...
06:14 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Google making high-res video on Chrome suck less
Trying to make YouTube's new super-high-res 4K 60fps video work? Good luck with that -- not only does such video require very fast internet, but also a super-charged computer. Google's new VP9 video c...
06:14 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Google's making high-res video on Chrome suck less
Trying to make YouTube's new super-high-res 4K 60fps video work? Good luck with that! Not only does such video require very fast internet, but also a super-charged computer. Google's new VP9 video cod...
06:04 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Sony told off for unfair 20th Anniversary PS4 competition
To celebrate 20 years of PlayStation, Sony created 12,300 limited edition PS4 consoles and offered them to gamers all over the world. In the US, they were sold to whoever could click the buy button fa...
05:23 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget EE's 10 million 4G customers are great news for BT
EE was the first mobile network to offer 4G in the UK, and now, more than two and a half years later, it's still easily the most popular. The company has accumulated 10 million 4G customers, beating t...
05:07 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Bill Nye goes to Kickstarter to fund Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft
The LightSail is blasting off to space (along with the X37B drone) for a test flight on May 20th, but the project still needs a lot more money for its first major mission in 2016. To be precise, Bill ...
04:26 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Free mobile plans are coming to the UK in July
Sure, mobile plans are getting cheaper by the day, but what if you could enjoy voice, texts and mobile data without having to pay a penny? That's what mobile carrier FreedomPop will offer when it laun...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget YotaPhone 2 gets whiter, cheaper and Lollipopier
The YotaPhone 2, with AMOLED on the front and E Ink on the back, is already quite a striking handset thanks to its dual-screen design. Though not striking enough, apparently, or at least not as openly...
03:46 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Google's Android-for-all program comes to Europe
Google's bid to democratize Android just reached Europe. The internet giant has announced that Turkey will get its first Android One smartphone, the General Mobile 4G, on May 15th. The device is stric...
02:23 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget Marshall's Kilburn speaker packs even more guitar amp aesthetics
If you like your portable audio gear to match your guitar rig, Marshall's new Bluetooth speaker fits the bill. The Kilburn not only handles music-playing duties via the aforementioned wireless connect...
01:09 am -04 - Wed, May 13, 2015
Engadget New York's getting 500 solar-powered food carts this summer
Street food is an celebrated (and inescapable) facet of New York City culture but many of those gas-fired mobile food stalls aren't exactly environmentally friendly. "I breathe it in, I get the fumes,...
11:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Jupiter's moon Europa might be coated in irradiated sea salt
Astronomers have spent more than a decade trying to identify the dark substance erupting from geological features on the surface of Europa. Now, a team of researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab beli...
11:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Ultra HD Blu-ray is bringing high-res movies home soon
After Blu-ray and HD DVD ushered in the age of HD and 1080p movies for the masses, discs were beaten to 4K by streaming services like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. While the internet is still doing mos...
10:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget This drone follows you down the trail after you toss it up in the air
Aerial footage is a nice way to capture those action sports endeavors, and it's even better if you can fit the gear in your backpack. Lily ticks those boxes, and all you have to do to launch it is tos...
09:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Facebook's plan to host full news articles could start tomorrow
Facebook wants to do for news content what it's done with native video, and the first bit of self-hosted editorial content ("Instant Articles") could go live tomorrow. It's starting with The New York ...
09:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Facebook 'Instant Articles' plug in content from NYT and Buzzfeed
Facebook wants to do for news content what it's done with native video, and the first bit of self-hosted editorial content ("Instant Articles") could go live tomorrow. It's starting with The New York ...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Tweet a pizza emoji and Domino's will send you a real one
Ordering your go-to Domino's pizza just got a little easier -- yes, even more so than using your XBox One or Pebble smartwatch. The restaurant chain announced Tuesday that its customers will soon be a...
08:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Sonos update will improve sound and setup of the Play:1
Keeping its word to tweak its line of audio gear as needed to improve performance, Sonos' upcoming software update takes aim the Play:1. When version 5.4 arrives, audio clarity for the compact speaker...
07:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Here's what it's like to fly over Dubai with a jetpack
Dubai already seems pretty futuristic on the ground, but what's it like in the air? As you'll soon see, it's almost like another planet. Yves Rossy (aka Jetman) and "protg" Vince Reffet recently flew ...
06:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Skype's live translation feature is open for anyone to use
Today Microsoft removed the sign up process required to beta test its Skype Translator app. Now if you want to use the almost real-time translation service, you can just download it without filling ou...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Firefox can finally stream Netflix videos without a plugin
Due to Hollywood's insistence on DRM to stream its movies on Netflix, Firefox users who wanted to watch flicks on the service had to download the Silverlight plugin. That's because until now, Mozilla'...
06:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Google delivers news headlines to your Apple Watch
If you were gutsy enough to buy an Apple Watch on launch, you've likely been asking a common question: where are the Watch-savvy Google apps? Well, one of them is finally here... although it's probabl...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget The first bands in 'Guitar Hero Live' include Alt-J, Pantera, Skrillex
The star of Guitar Hero Live is its new controller, a guitar with six buttons instead of the classic five. The additional button allows developers to include more genres of music in the game, includin...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA's GRID cloud gaming service gets 1080p 60 FPS streaming
NVIDIA just flipped on a major upgrade for its GRID cloud gaming service: Full 1080p support at a blistering 60 frames per second. That's the same resolution and frame rate as many games running on th...
05:09 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Sidecar is starting a weed delivery service in San Francisco
Your next Sidecar ride could be carrying more than passengers and parcels. The ride-sharing company announced that it is teaming with local cannabis service Meadow to bring same-day weed deliveries to...
04:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Verizon is buying Engadget, not its editorial
Verizon is buying Aol, and so Engadget's going to be owned by Big Red, too. What's that mean for you, our readers?Well, nothing, really.In the time that I have been editor-in-chief, the Engadget team ...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Here's what our readers think of the BlackBerry Passport
Though BlackBerry has been trying its hand at touchscreen devices like the Z30 and the recently reviewed Leap, it hasn't left keyboard devotees behind just yet. Released last fall, the BlackBerry Pass...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's age-guessing tech highlights effects of homelessness
Microsoft's how-old.net isn't the most reliable age detecting software. The company set it up as a demo site and never expected it to go viral (two million shares on Facebook). While thousands of user...
03:48 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Regulators will likely approve AT&T/DirecTV merger
AT&T's $48.5 billion DirecTV acquisition likely won't go the way of Comcast's similarly-sized play for Time Warner Cable, which saw plenty of regulator pushback. The FCC and Justice Department are...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Sprint and Verizon to pay $158 million over bogus texting charges
No, Sprint and Verizon* aren't going to escape the FCC's bid to punish carriers for letting shady text message services bill their customers. The two providers are respectively paying $68 million and ...
03:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget BBC shuts down iPlayer service for subscribers outside the UK
The BBC has offered subscriptions to an international version of its iPlayer streaming service since 2011, but in the next month or so it will close its doors. In case you're wondering why you've neve...
03:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Samsung reveals a few facts about its round Gear smartwatch
Samsung hasn't exactly been coy about its new Gear watch having a round screen -- it confirmed as much in an SDK announcement the day the Apple Watch launched -- but we're finally getting a better sen...
02:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Washington state police now need warrants to spy on cellphones
The US government might have only started taking a serious look at the civil liberty implications for stingrays and other cellphone surveillance devices, but Washington state isn't willing to wait. Go...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: A real bodyman tackles 'Car Mechanic Simulator 2015'
True story: our very own Tim Seppala worked as a car mechanic for 12 years. He was a bodyman, or an auto collision tech if you want to get fancy. The short version is that the man knows how to tear ap...
02:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Artik platform aims to jump-start the Internet of Things
We've been hearing plenty about the "Internet of Things" (IoT) lately, but despite all the hype there's still a sore lack of compelling connected gadgetry for you to buy. Now Samsung hopes to change t...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget BitTorrent's messaging service goes wide, adds ephemeral options
Last we heard of BitTorrent's chat client, Bleep, it was just debuting. Today the news is that the secure messaging client is moving from open alpha to a release aimed at the general Android and iOS o...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Brain-like circuit performs human tasks for the first time
There are already computer chips with brain-like functions, but having them perform brain-like tasks? That's another challenge altogether. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara aren't daunted, however -- th...
01:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Masterclass offers online lessons with the super famous
If you wanted, say, acting lessons from Dustin Hoffman, you'd probably have to write a check that's bigger than the Empire State Building to make it happen. That's why Masterclass has such an appealin...
12:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate' brings stealth action to Victorian London
Ubisoft's last Assassin's Creed title didn't exactly get a warm reception, but the game developer is apparently bent on making amends: meet Assassin's Creed Syndicate, the next installment in Ubi's hi...
12:42 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Victory brings an e-bike to the world's best-known motorcycle race
Victory Motorcycles is better known for its burly cruiser bikes than racing, but it's about to challenge that reputation in a big, big way. The company has revealed that it will run a prototype electr...
12:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Bots and booze: The automated bar of the 'future'
Hard manual labor isn't the only task mankind's assigned to robots; they've also been known to make a drink on occasion. Since the '50s, we've had machines of one type or another that were ready to po...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget If 'Rock Band' is Coachella, 'Loud on Planet X' is CBGB
Loud on Planet X is the ultimate independent artist's dream: It's an indie game all about indie bands. The actual gameplay is a blend of two familiar mechanics, a Plants vs. Zombies-style tower-defens...
11:50 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Virgin TiVo boxes can now access media stored in the cloud
Virgin Media customers might be at least vaguely familiar with "Cloud," the company's thoughtfully named cloud storage service. Anyone on Branson's books gets 5GB free, with up to nine other members o...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget MIT can fix pictures taken through your window... kinda
Take a picture through a window and you'll often find you've captured more of your own reflection than the scene outside. You can solve the problem with a black cloth and a polarizing filter, but that...
11:22 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Discovery is filming virtual reality 'Mythbusters' and other shows
The Mythbusters team is already shooting in virtual reality for the next season, Discovery told AdWeek. We're not exactly sure what that means at the moment -- they could be filming Jamie and Adam in ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an Xbox One, Chromecast and more courtesy of Plex!
You may have done the spring clean around the house, but have you organized your digital media, too? Installing the Plex Media Server software can help centralize all your scattered music, movie and p...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Imagination shrinks down its 'Raspberry Pi on steroids'
It was just under a year ago that Imagination Technologies launched its "Raspberry Pi on steroids," the MIPS Creator CI20. Now that Maker Faire is upon us, the company has taken the opportunity to pre...
10:38 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Break me off a piece of that YouTube bar
Remember when Google teamed up with Nestle and went and named a flavor of Android after a four-fingered chocolate bar? Turns out it wasn't the last we'd see from this unlikely partnership. To celebrat...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Warner Music made more money from streaming than it did downloads
So it seems that while streaming services don't offer much of a payout for artists, at least one label is apparently doing pretty well off of them. Warner Music Group announced today that for the firs...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Yes, 10-core smartphones will be a thing in 2016
When MediaTek first launched an octa-core mobile processor back in late 2013, many folks -- including Qualcomm -- called it a gimmick, but said feature has since become quite popular amongst device ma...
09:42 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Radio telescope array could unlock the secrets of the early universe
To capture the night sky and better understand the formative years of our universe, astronomers are using something a tad more powerful than a traditional telescope. The Owens Valley Long Wavelength A...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget FTC airs support for Tesla's direct-to-consumer sales
The FTC did what it could to convince New Jersey and Missouri to repeal their ban against Tesla's direct-to-consumer sales approach back in 2014. Now the commission has published another strongly word...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Makers are getting their own social network
Maker Media founder Dale Dougherty speaks with such an infectious exuberance about creating and building that after speaking to him you want to go home and resurrect that project that's been sitting i...
08:35 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Someone just bought this 'Tron' lightcycle for $77,000
As movie vehicles go, not many rank as high on the cool scale as a Tron lightcycle. So when father and son collectors Paul and Chris Andrews decided to offer up their full-scale replica of the two-whe...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror' could become a Netflix exclusive
Only seven episodes of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror have been made, but their dark and unsettling depictions of the future have garnered a sizeable cult following. Now, Radio Times is reporting that...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion
AOL, Engadget's parent company, has just been acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion, or around $50 a share. The carrier believes that a tie-in between the two businesses will boost Big Red's online vid...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Garmin's running watch finally tracks your heart rate by itself
Garmin is more than a little late to heart-tracking watches (even TomTom had one last year), but it's making up for that today. The company's new Forerunner 225 running watch has a built-in, Mio-devel...
06:06 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Facebook wants to help you share that must-read story
Picture the scene: you're browsing on your phone when, suddenly, you find a list of the Top 10 celebrity pets that have killed people. Now, you just have to show this to your friends on Facebook, but ...
05:17 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget VR game 'SMS Racing' trivializes texting while driving
Texting while driving is against the law and it can put you and other people on the road in serious danger. That can't be understated. However, when it's your main objective when playing a virtual rea...
04:32 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Periscope no longer requires Twitter for sign ups
Periscope used to require Twitter integration, because the livestreaming app's kinda, sorta owned by the social network. Yes, we did mean to say "used to," because its latest version gives you the pow...
03:03 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Illinois police will use drones, won't say 'drones'
The Illinois State Police will be able to use unmanned aircrafts to assess traffic-halting crashes and crime scenes for the next two years. Despite the recent FAA approval, the department is careful n...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Miito can heat tea directly in your cup
Miito's Kickstarter page says it was designed to prevent people from wasting water and energy, which happens when heating liquids in kettles. But we'll bet it's the lazy tea drinkers who'll truly have...
01:07 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Experience dysentery on an Arduino-powered Gameboy
The handheld gaming world has been on the retreat since smartphones replaced the Gameboys in our pockets. But, when you mix nostalgia, an Arduino, virtual dysentery and a low price point, you get the ...
01:07 am -04 - Tue, May 12, 2015
Engadget Experience dysentery on an Arduino-powered 'Gameboy'
The handheld gaming world has been on the retreat since smartphones replaced the Gameboys in our pockets. But, when you mix nostalgia, an Arduino and a low price point, you get the credit-card sized A...
11:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Genie transforms food pods into meals in 30 seconds
If you've seen an episode of Star Trek, you're likely familiar with the Replicator device on board the USS Enterprise that synthesized meals and beverages on demand. Well, a company in Israel created ...
10:16 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Microsoft pours money into undersea data cables
For many internet giants, undersea fiber optic cables are a lifeline. In some cases, it's the difference between delivering fast services overseas and watching people give up in frustration. Microsoft...
09:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Uber and other app-hailing services become legal in the Philippines
Uber has finally caught a break in the Philippines. It's no secret that the company's dealing with a bunch of issues, from sexual assault complaints to resistance by local taxi businesses and permit p...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget LA's newer cell towers will keep working after earthquakes
Cellular networks are only trustworthy if they continue running in emergencies, and Los Angeles knows it. The city's council has voted for legislation that requires all new cell towers to be tough eno...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Mad Men' finale, 'Battlestar Galactica'
After seven seasons (the last one stretched out as far as it will go), AMC's flagship series Mad Men is coming to an end this weekend. While some will say goodbye to Don Draper and the rest of the cre...
07:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget The first solar bike path is producing more energy than expected
Back in November, SolaRoad launched a test bike path that generates energy through solar cells embedded in the concrete. It sounds like an outlandish idea, but it's apparently paying off very quickly....
07:05 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Researchers show you can be uniquely identified by your bacteria
The bacteria on and inside of your body, also known as your microbiome, could be another sort of fingerprint to identify you, according to new research out of Harvard. Researchers found that your bact...
06:28 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Seven Sega Saturn oddities you never played
It was 20 years ago today that Sega released the Sega Saturn, the US video game industry's first and only surprise console release. Tom Kalinske, Sega of America's CEO at the time, walked out onstage ...
06:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Two more AT&T prepaid plans will offer data rollover
Looks like AT&T is the latest carrier to hop onto the "data rollover" bandwagon. The company recently announced that customers subscribing to its prepaid GoPhone $45 and $60 plans will be able to ...
05:37 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Uber will take cash for rides in one Indian city
Part of the point of Uber is paying for a car ride without reaching for your wallet, but the company is willing to make exceptions if it means getting your business. As of May 12th, you can get a lift...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget 'Castlevania' creator just funded a 'Symphony' successor
In case that two-hour commentary video featuring Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from over the weekend stoked a new fire in you for another side-scrolling dungeon romp, boy have I got some good new...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget 'No Pineapple Left Behind' and the politics of American education
Seth Alter was a teacher for all of six months before quitting his job and going indie to make video games full-time. No Pineapple Left Behind, his second PC title, is more or less the story of why he...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Snapchat is getting a Sofia Vergara video series
If you ask Fusion, Snapchat's Discover portal isn't just for keeping up with daily events -- it's also about following the lives of the Hollywood elite. The media company is launching a six-episode Sn...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget How I nearly became hooked on a $335 laptop bag
When I was first approached about checking out the WaterField Designs $335 Rough Rider messenger bag, it occurred to me that I've never written about something as decidedly non-technical before. Let's...
03:39 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget AT&T's first self-branded tablet is built for the budget crowd
Hey, Verizon: you're not the only US carrier that can play the in-house tablet game. AT&T has unveiled the Trek HD, the network's first self-branded slate. The 8-inch Android design isn't exactly ...
03:17 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Hunt dinosaurs and craft tools while stranded naked on 'ARK' island
ARK: Survival Evolved begins with a simple premise: You're stranded on an island, naked, cold and hungry, and you must survive. Also, there are dinosaurs. And other survivors. And... dragons? (Maybe i...
02:55 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Self-driving cars involved minor accidents, but don't blame the tech
Since California began issuing permits for self-driving car tests on public roads last fall, four out of nearly 50 vehicles had minor accidents. According to an Associated Press report, three of the f...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Sennheiser pulls Momentum Wireless headphones after Bluetooth issues
Sennheiser's Momentum headphones have been a staff favorite here at Engadget for a while. When the company announced a wireless version at CES, I was eager to get my hands on a pair for review. Unfort...
02:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Giphy has come to Gmail and lo, it is glorious
The best thing to happen to your email client since spam filters just did! Giphy, the ubiquitous search and discovery site for animated gifs, has released a Chrome extension that allows you to easily ...
01:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Turn on your Xbox One from an app with the latest update
Ever wanted to turn on your Xbox One before you've even reached the living room? If so, it's time to upgrade your console. Microsoft has released the Xbox One's promised May update, and you now have t...
01:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget What you need to know about the laws of space
Neil deGrasse Tyson has said he loses "sleep at night wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe." It's a valid concern. We've put a man on the moon, landed on a comet and ...
12:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Google suspends Map Maker service after digital vandalism
Google is suspending Map Maker, the service that allows anyone to contribute to Google Maps, following a prank submission that showed the Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo. When the mapping mi...
12:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget NYT Now news app goes free, ending a subscription experiment
Say goodbye to the $8 a month curated news app NYT Now, and say hello to the free, ad-supported news app of the same name. More than a year after launching NYT Now, which was basically a way for the N...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget 'The X-Files' six-episode series premieres January 24th
Back in March, Fox confirmed that FBI agents Mulder and Scully would return to television, and now we know when. The network announced that The X-Files six-episode run will begin on January 24th at 10...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry Leap review: an old phone with a fresh face
Two years ago, BlackBerry finally broke free of the monotonous cycle it had entrenched itself in by launching its first all-touchscreen device, the Z10. Despite it being a costly flop, the company for...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget For $19, this USB stick turns almost anything into a button
Makey Makey Go is a super-cheap invention kit. For $19, you get a USB stick and an alligator clip; use the two in tandem and you can turn (almost) anything into a keyboard or mouse button. Examples of...
09:59 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget AeroMobil's flying car prototype crashes mid-test
AeroMobil may have its work cut out for it if it's going to deliver a practical flying car within two years. Unfortunately, inventor Stefan Klein crashed a prototype in Slovakia this weekend after it ...
09:18 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget We're one step closer to navigable 3D pictures of real places
If you've experienced a VR representation of a real place, chances are that you've just been looking around a static, 360-degree panorama of a room. OTOY believes that the days of the fixed-camera 3D ...
07:33 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Annoying song stuck in your head? Chew gum
Catchy songs are infectious, so you shouldn't feel bad if you've spent the last six months muttering about being all about that bass. Treatments for this persistent condition normally include either p...
06:19 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Carphone Warehouse's 'iD' mobile network launches tomorrow
Carphone Warehouse is launching its "iD" mobile network tomorrow, and in preparation it's revealed new details about its contracts and how they differ from the competition. For starters, they'll be se...
06:08 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget A game that explores the effects of Alzheimer's Disease
You're standing in a living room. It might be your living room. Something's not quite right -- for every object you recognize, there's another you don't. Normally, if you get this feeling while playin...
04:40 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget London's 'Boris bikes' get an app for paying and planning rides
Using one of London's "Boris bikes" isn't as simple as, say, taking the Underground or catching a bus. You have to find a docking station with an available bike, work out your journey time and how muc...
04:25 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget China's smartphone market is big, but it isn't getting bigger
China's such a big country that there'll always be an insatiable demand for smartphones, right? Not according to research firm IDC, which believes that the nation's phone market has contracted by four...
02:48 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Apple's new environmental initiative focuses on China's forests
Apple's been vocal about trying to get its global operations running entirely on renewable energy, but the company is now looking to reduce its impact on paper, wood and similar fibers too. Outlining ...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, May 11, 2015
Engadget Fujifilm's X-T1 camera is getting a revamped autofocus system
A notable firmware update is coming to the X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition in June, Fujifilm has announced. With this new version, 4.0, both sleek cameras will welcome a vastly enhanced autofocu...
10:57 pm -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget 'Lego Dimensions' will include 'Portal', Doctor Who and Homer Simpson
If the combined might of Batman and Gandalf wasn't enough to intrigue you, how about throwing in a Timelord (with a Scottish accent)? More details of the Skylanders-baiting Lego Dimensions game have b...
08:39 pm -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch hack puts a tiny browser on your wrist
Still trying to find a use for your Apple Watch? Noted jailbreaker Comex has an idea: browse the internet an inch-and-a-half at a time. In a short video, he shows off the Google search bar, which, due...
05:06 pm -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget FCC shoots down petitions to delay open internet rules
Remember when a wolfpack of cable companies and telecoms -- including AT&T, CenturyLink, the American Cable Association, USTelecom and more -- filed motions to delay the FCC from enacting parts of...
05:03 pm -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget The Void wants to offer fully immersive virtual reality games
Ken Bretschneider dreams of a virtual reality experience that will have you literally running, jumping around and chasing digital villains. That's why this fall, he'll start building The Void: a virtu...
02:27 pm -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget Court tosses lawsuit that sought gadget ban during takeoff and landing
Next time you absolutely need to be on the phone while your plane's landing or taking off, make sure to give a silent thanks to the United States Court of Appeals. A Washington DC appeal court has thr...
02:27 pm -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget Court tosses lawsuit seeking gadget ban during takeoff and landing
Next time you absolutely need to be on the phone while your plane's landing or taking off, make sure to give a silent thanks to the United States Court of Appeals. A Washington DC appeal court has thr...
12:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget Rhino Slider Evo is a modular camera motion tool
We don't cover a ton of pro-level camera gear here at Engadget (though it's far from unheard of). But, a cool gadget is a cool gadget whatever it's for -- and this new motorized slider system from Rhi...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Concept kitchens and Google's crabots
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.Hardly a week passes when Tesla doesn't make the news, and ...
08:34 am -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer
The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way p...
05:29 am -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget MetroPCS shuts off its old phone network on June 21st
You'd better move quickly if you're holding on to an older MetroPCS cellphone. The T-Mobile-owned carrier has posted a Frequently Asked Questions warning that its outgoing CDMA network will effectivel...
02:26 am -04 - Sun, May 10, 2015
Engadget Google adds pre-registration and alerts for Android apps
Starting with Glu's Terminator Genisys: Revolution mobile game, you can now pre-register for apps from the Play store. Now if a developer wants to drum up some interest before an app release, they can...
11:18 pm -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget Bright House Networks and Charter deal looking less likely
According to Reuters Bright House Networks may look to kill its impeding merger with Charter Communications. After pressure from regulators put an end to Comcast's effort to purchase Time Warner Cable...
08:49 pm -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget MIT Study suggests current solar power tech is good enough
The standard line about solar power is that while good in theory, the technology just isn't there to keep our lights on and our Netflix streaming. But a new study from MIT (PDF) suggests that's not th...
06:27 pm -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget NASA thinks a robotic eel might be the key to exploring Europa
We've seen the submarine that NASA wants to explore Saturn's moon Titan with, but compared to what the aeronautics outfit's looking at for icy climes like Jupiter's Europa it's downright pedestrian. T...
04:33 pm -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Echo wireless speaker gets voice-controlled Prime Stations
Amazon has added Prime Stations to Echo, its wireless speaker-slash-personal assistant, perhaps in hopes that it would get more people to press the "Request an invitation" button. Prime Stations are t...
02:27 pm -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget 'Castlevania' designer explains what made 'Symphony' so special
There's plenty I could say about Castlevania: Symphony of the Night but in the interest of time I'll keep it short and sweet: it's one of the most influential games ever made. Don't believe me? Eighte...
12:48 pm -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget Cybersecurity firm accused of staging data breaches to extort clients
Have you ever heard of a cybersecurity firm called Tiversa? No? Well, you'll likely be hearing about it a lot in the coming weeks, because an ex-employee is accusing it of fraud. Richard Wallace, one ...
11:12 am -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget AZ town hides license plate readers in dozens of fake cacti
City officials from Paradise Valley, Arizona have reportedly set up an array of license plate readers, hidden within fake cacti no less, throughout the wealthy Phoenix suburb. Problem is, officials ca...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Wearing Google Glass every day for two years
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...
07:48 am -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget Mozilla launches Firefox OS phones in Morocco and Senegal
Firefox OS might be in a distant fourth place (or further?) here domestically, but Mozilla sees plenty of value for it in emerging countries. Specifically? Senegal and Madagascar in Africa, where it r...
04:21 am -04 - Sat, May 9, 2015
Engadget Russia and China promise not to hack each other
Russia and China have further solidified their growing friendship this week by making a cybersecurity pact. According to The Wall Street Journal, the two countries have sworn not to launch cyberattack...
11:38 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Fox officially plans 'Minority Report' TV show for this fall
It's official: Fox will bring back Minority Report later this year. Steven Spielberg directed the 2002 movie, and his company Amblin TV is behind the new TV series, set 10 years after the end of "pre-...
10:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Google executives talk Snowden and NSA backdoors during AMA
Senior members of Google's public policy team took to Reddit today to discuss the company's stance on government surveillance reform and the pending expiration of Section 215 of the Patriot Act that a...
08:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget The dark side of competitive archery hits 'TowerFall' in May
TowerFall Ascension is a glorious little game. It shines as a local, competitive platformer, with players bounding around levels, shooting explosive arrows at each other, dodging and grabbing power-up...
08:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget 'Photofucket' devs arrested for selling their pic-stealing app
Years before stolen pictures of celebs hit the internet in a massive bundle, news that Reddit posters were searching for private photos popped up under the term "fusking." As detailed by Buzzfeed in A...
07:38 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Recode: Apple to offer free music with its upcoming streaming service
It's no secret that Apple plans on revealing a new streaming music service -- thanks to its Beats Music acquisition -- some time this year, supposedly at its annual developer conference in June. What ...
06:52 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Harvard engineering class tries to make the best BBQ smoker
As part of a 14-week-long assignment, 16 Harvard engineering students were given the task to create the perfect brisket. But what did they need to do that? A really, really good BBQ smoker. To build o...
05:57 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Anti-graffiti device nabs taggers by sniffing their fumes
Australian taxpayers spent a whopping $34 million last year to remove graffiti from Sydney's commuter trains. To combat this urban blight, the Australian Department of Transport is rolling out an elec...
05:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Japanese bankers get exosuits to help move stacks of cash
Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation announced Friday that it will provide Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) exosuits to select senior employees as part of a pilot program aimed at reducing the strai...
04:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Scientists are using powerful X-rays to make better chocolate
Have you ever unwrapped a piece of chocolate only to discover that it looked a little old? That white substance that appears on the delicious confection is known as a fat bloom. As the fats in the cho...
04:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Some Canon Rebel T6s and T6i cameras have defective sensors
Canon has acknowledged that a number of Rebel T6s and T6i DSLRs, which were introduced in February, are being affected by a major issue with the sensor. This matter came to light a few days ago, when ...
03:57 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Facebook is using your Instagram feed to suggest new friends
Notice some familiar faces popping up in Facebook's "People You May Know" section? Well, there's a reason for that. Zuckerberg & Co. recently began serving up suggestions for prospective connectio...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Cooking with Watson: Italian grilled lobster
'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...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi review: thinner than air, but at what cost?
When ASUS formally unveiled the Transformer Book Chi T300, it did so in the cheekiest way possible: with a cleverly worded swipe at Apple. "Our Chi is thinner than Air," the company proclaimed -- a cl...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget JXE Training Day: Picking the right 'League of Legends' Champion
We covered League of Legends basics in Training Day Episode 1, and in Episode 2 we took a long look at how to actually play through your first match. Today Loc Tran, he of San Jose State University's ...
01:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget US SKYNET program marks Al Jazeera journalist as Al Qaeda
The US government has marked Ahmad Zaidan, an influential journalist and Al Jazeera's longtime Islamabad bureau chief, as a member of Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, according to NSA documents un...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget MIT gave exploring robots a way to plan underwater missions
Forget those teensy deep-sea submersibles cradling crews of brave scientists -- the future of underwater exploration might be led by robots that can do their own thing. MIT engineers, led by professor...
01:10 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Tidal will stream Prince's 'Rally 4 Peace' concert for free
You won't need a ticket to Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore to see Prince perform this Sunday. Heck, you won't even need to be on the Eastern seaboard. Tidal, Jay Z's much maligned streaming music servi...
12:50 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Snowden: Court ruling against NSA surveillance is 'encouraging'
Surprising no one, NSA whisteblower Edward Snowden is mighty pleased by yesterday's court decision, which deemed the agency's widespread surveillance program illegal. Speaking via livestream at the No...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget The best smart thermostat
This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article below at TheSweethome.com.Three years after the Nest Learning Thermostat's debut, the...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Looking at the future of mobile gaming with Samsung's new Gear VR
If you just got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S6 (or its curvier sibling, the S6 Edge) and you happen to be a fan of VR, well good news: the latest Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 is now officially on sale. It'...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Students design a facial recognition cane for blind people
Facial recognition technology has many use cases, but none nearly as significant as this next one might be. A group of students at Birmingham City University are developing a smart cane, dubbed XploR,...
11:09 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Tesco's now looking to offload its mobile business
With a 6 billion loss hanging over its head, Tesco has taken steps to help plug its financial leaks. This involved the sale of its Blinkbox streaming properties, including Movies, Music and Books, but...
10:50 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Drone owner gets a Royal telling off for flying near Windsor Castle
If you're a drone enthusiast living in the UK, heed this advice: Don't fly anywhere near land owned by the British Monarchy. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are already banned from Royal Parks and now...
10:22 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Alibaba tipped to invest in one of India's top phone makers
Alibaba's sitting on the better part of $20 billion, and it's using some of that cash to buy small, yet notable, pieces of the tech industry. So far, it's thrown money at Ouya, Meizu and Snapchat, but...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Watch the story of how 'Hotline Miami' came to be
Hotline Miami is one of the most memorable indie games of the decade. It was made by just two people: Dennis Wedin and Jonatan Sderstrm, collectively known as Dennaton Games. A new documentary from Co...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Straight Talk gives customers who bring their own phones more data
Straight Talk has a nice weekend surprise for both old and new Bring Your Own Phone customers. The prepaid carrier has just upped its $45-per-month plan's data allowance from 3GB to 5GB for anyone who...
09:19 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Russia's broken ISS supply vessel burns up in the atmosphere
An out-of-control Russian spacecraft has finally met its demise after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. Progress M-27M was supposed to perform a resupply mission with the ISS, but ground control qui...
08:54 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget This $8.6 million mansion is actually a giant Faraday cage
If you've ever wanted to live in a fancy Faraday cage, here's your chance. An $8.6 million condo for sale in San Francisco has walls thickly covered in semiconductive graphite paint, floors connected ...
08:22 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Nintendo's first of many mobile games is coming this year
Nintendo has revealed some new details about its plan to develop mobile games. Most notably, its first smartphone title will come out later this year, and it's hoping to release four more before March...
07:42 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Bloomberg: Google improving controls for Android app permissions soon
It's always a little concerning when a battery management app needs access to your location and contacts. According to Bloomberg, Google's poised to ease that anxiety by improving control over what ap...
06:02 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Square's 'cashtags' get more specific for sending quick payments
Square's let you securely wire money via its (cringe-inducingly named) $Cashtags for a bit now, but the feature's gotten a little more streamlined as of late. Now, you can specify a dollar amount for ...
03:56 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Oculus program makes it possible for novices to animate VR characters
A 3D animation studio called Masters of Pie has developed a prototype program called Geppetto that makes it easy to animate virtual reality characters. And yes, it's "easy" even for those who've had z...
02:27 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Logitech remotes can turn down Hue lights before movie night
Logitech's Harmony remote just got considerably more useful when you're setting the mood for a movie. A recent hub firmware update (available through the Android and iOS apps) for its Smart Control an...
01:01 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Facebook: If your news feed is an echo chamber, you need more friends
Facebook wants you to know that you've only got yourself to blame for the lack of diversity in views on your news feed. The social network has recently conducted a study to find out why people mostly ...
01:01 am -04 - Fri, May 8, 2015
Engadget Facebook: If your feed is an echo chamber, you need more friends
Facebook wants you to know that you've only got yourself to blame for the lack of diversity in views on your News Feed. The social network has recently conducted a study to find out why people mostly ...
11:54 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget The Rockstar Editor is coming to 'GTA V' on consoles after all
Apparently "exclusive" doesn't mean what it used to anymore. Rockstar Games recently revealed that its eponymous video editing toolset is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Grand The...
10:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Daily Roundup: LG G4 review, Nintendo makes money again and more!
In today's Daily Roundup you'll find our review of the new LG G4, read all about how Nintendo is making money again and get a sneak peek at the new controller for Guitar Hero Live. Get the details on ...
09:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Electronic mini-city comments on the dangers of surveillance
Nervous about the rise of a surveillance culture, where both companies and governments seem hell-bent on knowing everything they possibly can about you? So is British artist Stanza, who found a clever...
08:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Google search 'place an order' to get lunch delivered
You know the delivery drill. When you're feeling peckish, the first thing you do is search for open restaurants in your area, but then you have to close search, open a separate food delivery app, find...
08:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Google finds a way to make ordering delivery food even lazier
You know the delivery drill. When you're feeling peckish, the first thing you do is search for open restaurants in your area, but then you have to close search, open a separate food delivery app, find...
07:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget HDHomeRun Kickstarter wants to build the perfect DVR for you
Now that Microsoft has announced it's through with Windows Media Center, what options do you have left to build your own machine for recording, organizing and watching TV? A new one ready to enter the...
06:55 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Keurig revives refillable K-Cups following disappointing sales
Following its first disappointing holiday sales numbers since its coffee machines hit shelves, Keurig will bring back refillable K-Cups. So far, the Keurig 2.0 machines haven't taken off like the comp...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget NYT: Uber bids $3 billion for Nokia's Here maps
Uber wants to buy another mapping technology: Nokia's Here, and it's bid $3 billion for it according to The New York Times. Who else wants in on the action? Apparently a handful of German car manufact...
05:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Los Angeles is hiring an advisor for ridesharing and robotic cars
Los Angeles might be opening up to next-generation transportation between its loosening stance on ridesharing and its deal with Waze, but it's still looking for someone who can shed more light on the ...
05:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget A close look at the new, yet familiar guitar in 'Guitar Hero Live'
Tim Dunn and Nate Coppard are on a mission to rewire your brain. They're respectively the senior producer and senior designer behind Guitar Hero Live's new six-button guitar, and while neurological ch...
04:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget 'Matrix' directors' Netflix show 'Sense8' looks like a crazy head trip
If you're all out of Daredevil, there's another geeky show coming to Netflix soon: Sense8, a new sci-fi series from the Wachowskis and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski. We've been excited abou...
04:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget 'SimCity' creator Will Wright launches social networking app
Will Wright, creator of the incredibly popular SimCity, Sims and the slightly less popular Spore franchises, is back with something new and completely different, a social networking app. The Thred app...
03:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Arms control and free speech go to court over 3D-printed guns
Cody Wilson fundamentally altered the way we produce and distribute firearms in 2013 when his company, Defense Distributed (DD), first published the plans for a 3D-printed pistol, dubbed The Liberator...
02:56 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget LG is making a smaller, stripped-down version of its G4 phone
You didn't think that LG would reserve its latest design language just for the G4, did you? Sure enough, WinFuture claims to have leaked details of the G4c, a 5-inch budget counterpart to the G4 flags...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Klei indoctrinates us into 'Invisible, Inc.'
Klei Entertainment has been building up its bonafides since 2010, pumping out a steady stream of deeply cool two-dimensional games. Shank had the old-fashioned action, Mark of the Ninja blended that a...
02:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is getting its first test flight
Legendary astronomer Carl Sagan once envisioned a solar sailer, a spaceship that uses sunlight radiation to push itself through the solar system much like a boat relies on the wind. Decades later, his...
01:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Flickr builds powerful photo search engine in major redesign
Flickr unveiled an impressive new search function today that aims to make digging through the site's 10 billion or so photos far less of a chore. The unified search results page now includes sections ...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Earth's ozone improves while CO2 levels worsen
Good news: the hole in the ozone layer is shrinking. Bad news: worldwide levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide has reached another terrifying milestone. First up, NASA's Goddard Space Center is promoti...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Lyft's deal with Verizon gives drivers a break on phone service
Lyft isn't going to let Uber's partnership with AT&T go unanswered. The ridesharing outlet has unveiled a team-up with Verizon that not only pre-loads Lyft's app on some of Verizon's Android phone...
12:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget AT&T won't always throttle your unlimited LTE data
While AT&T has limited its throttling for unlimited 3G data to clogged-up networks, it hasn't been so kind to the LTE crowd. Go past 5GB of usage in a month and your high-speed connection would al...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Spotify wants to get into online video
Spotify is virtually synonymous with streaming music, but it may be poised to shake things up in the near future. Wall Street Journal sources claim that the company is planning to launch a web video s...
12:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget 'Avengers: Infinity War' will be filmed with IMAX cameras only
The final planned Avengers films, Avengers: Infinity War - Parts 1 & 2, will be the first movies ever to be shot exclusively with IMAX cameras, Variety reports. First, directors Anthony and Joe Ru...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Wordpress vulnerability leaves millions of sites open to attack
If you've got a Wordpress site, pay attention: A recently discovered vulnerability within the blogging platform leaves your site open to attack, according to the security firm Sucuri. So far, it affec...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget LG G4 review: refined, but not game-changing
When LG cooked up last year's G3, we (and many of our contemporaries) fell in love with it. At last, a well-designed phone with a killer Quad HD screen and a custom interface that didn't make us want ...
10:53 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Federal court rules NSA's data collection program is illegal
The US court of appeals has ruled that the NSA's bulk phone data collection wasn't authorized under law. The metadata surveillance program has been scrutinized ever since Edward Snowden made its exist...
10:17 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget 'Guild Wars 2' cheater faces public humiliation before ban
Most cheaters in online role-playing games face an ignominious end. The developers ban them, and that's all she wrote. Not one particularly egregious Guild Wars 2 offender, however. When game develope...
09:44 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Facebook test allows users to curate their own News Feed
Facebook is testing a revolutionary feature that gives you the power to choose which friends you'd like to see prominently displayed on your News Feed. As you likely know, the social network has a min...
09:14 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget 'Snake Rewind' modernizes the Nokia game for touchscreen devices
Snake -- that addictive, reflex-testing mobile game on old Nokia brick phones -- is attempting a comeback. A version for modern smartphones and tablets called Snake Rewind will be released on May 14th...
08:50 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget At 199, Google's Nexus 9 finally makes sense
Ever since Google launched the Nexus 10, I've craved a decent full-size Android tablet. Sony's Xperia slates are nice enough, but I've always missed the purified software experience that comes with Ne...
08:33 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Scientists turn an iPhone into a blood parasite detector
Seeing a hematologist is a luxury that few people can afford in the poorest parts of Africa. That's why a team at UC Berkeley has adapted its iPhone microscope project to identify blood parasites in u...
07:24 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Nintendo rides are coming to Universal's theme parks
Over the years, Nintendo has crafted a diverse roster of beloved video game characters. They're colorful and instantly recognisable, so inevitably some fans have wondered whether a Disney-style theme ...
06:22 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Canada passes anti-terror bill that's bad news for online privacy
An anti-terrorism bill with huge ramifications for online privacy has won over the Canadian House of Commons, despite all the protests held against it across the country. If it becomes a law, C-51, or...
04:56 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Nintendo is finally making money again
Nintendo recorded its first annual profit since 2011 today. Its final results for 2014 (technically April 1st 2014 to March 31st 2015) reveal a $207 million operating profit on $4.6 billion in revenue...
02:34 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Oregon State University's ATRIAS robot takes a walk in the park
We've seen Oregon State University's ATRIAS robot prove its mettle in a controlled environment, sure, but what changes when it goes for a stroll in the great outdoors? Perhaps unsurprisingly, not a wh...
01:43 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Xbox One rumor claims DVR is coming to replace Media Center
Even as Microsoft buries Windows Media Center, there's a rumor that it actually does have a plan for a replacement. According to Paul Thurrott's sources, the Xbox One will gain the ability to record l...
01:02 am -04 - Thu, May 7, 2015
Engadget Nubia's near bezel-less phone also has a grip-sensitive frame
Oppo may have already shown off its near bezel-less prototype phone back in March, but local rival Nubia has actually released a handset featuring the same optical trickery on the edges (and let's not...
11:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Daily Roundup: Oculus Rift release date (sort of), Patriot Act renewal and more!
Get the details on all of today's stories right here. The Oculus Rift will go on sale at the beginning of 2016, the fight over whether or not to renew section 215 of the Patriot Act heats up and the S...
11:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Secretive drone will test materials for future spacecraft
While the Boeing-built X37B drone's nature remains mysterious, we at least know that it's a test-bed for futuristic space tech. When it launches on May 20th, it won't only be testing a new type of Hal...
09:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget This speaker lights on fire (and it's supposed to)
Your Sonos setup is pretty handy, what with its wireless audio and all that, but you know what it's missing? A mothereffin' open flame that bounces along to your music's beat, that's what. Because ser...
09:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Tesla bought a Michigan-based auto parts maker
Tesla's just made its first acquisition: a tool and die shop based in Grand Rapids, Michigan (roughy 150 miles west of Detroit) that makes automotive stamping parts. As The Detroit Free Press reports,...
09:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Tesla's first acqusition is a Michigan auto parts maker
Tesla's just made its first acquisition: a tool and die shop based in Grand Rapids, Michigan (roughy 150 miles west of Detroit) that makes automotive stamping parts. As The Detroit Free Press reports,...
09:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Tesla's first acquisition is a Michigan auto parts maker
Tesla's just made its first acquisition: a tool and die shop based in Grand Rapids, Michigan (roughy 150 miles west of Detroit) that makes automotive stamping parts. As The Detroit Free Press reports,...
08:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget FAA will consider rules that allow drone couriers
American airspace regulators might be having a change of heart about rules that ban robotic couriers. Sources for the Wall Street Journal are hearing that the Federal Aviation Administration will anno...
07:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Chrome add-on helps you see the web if you're color-blind
The web isn't always a great a place to visit if you're color-blind -- in fact, you may not properly see the Chrome logo above. Thankfully, Google may have a way to fill in some of that missing pictur...
07:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Giant phones are finally a big deal in the US
Extra-large phones have been hot stuff in some countries for a long while, but not so much in the US. The country must have had a change of heart in the past few months, however. Kantar Worldpanel est...
06:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Larry Page's asteroid-mining firm launches its first satellite in July
Planetary Resources hasn't had much success getting its asteroid-mining business off the ground, in a very literal sense -- it lost its first satellite, Arkyd-3, in the Antares rocket explosion last y...
06:17 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Using 'Dark Souls 2' mods on PC? That's a dealbreaker
The Dark Souls series' relationship with PC gamers has been contentious at best. The vanilla versions of the first two games weren't unplayable per se, but if it weren't for the enterprising community...
06:05 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Tesla's Powerwall is already sold out through middle of 2016
On Tesla's quarterly earnings call, CEO Elon Musk announced "crazy off the hook" demand for its just-announced Powerwall battery product. He said over 38,000 reservations have been received, which sho...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Woman uses Pizza Hut's mobile app to escape a hostage crisis
It's sometimes too dangerous to call 911, but one Florida woman just found a potentially life-saving alternative: a food delivery app. When Cheryl Treadway's boyfriend threatened to hurt her and her f...
05:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Google will use robot-crane hybrids to build new Mountain View HQ
"Crabots" will help build Google's sprawling Mountain View campus. According to Architects Journal's latest report, these robot-crane hybrids will play a specific role in the construction of the Bjark...
04:56 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Swatch is working on a smartwatch battery that lasts six months
Smartwatches have yet to solve the riddle of battery life, but Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek says his company is hard at work on a solution. Speaking with the Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung, the chief e...
04:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA is getting rid of its cellular chip business
Alas, NVIDIA's one-time dream of hitting it big in the cellular chip world is not to be. The company is planning to "wind down" its Icera modem business in the second fiscal quarter of the year (that ...
03:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Toyota's hydrogen car to sell on just eight lots come October
Toyota's new hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle (FCV), dubbed the Mirai, will be hitting dealer lots this October...all eight of them. The car company announced today that only select lots throughout ...
03:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Reddit creates a team devoted to original videos
Reddit is about to host a lot more than links and comments. The social site is launching a dedicated team that will produce original video content. It'll initially focus on bringing the spirit of Ask ...
02:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Sony's original series 'Powers' renewed for a second season
Sony has announced it is bringing Powers back for a second season. And, all things considered, it's easy to see why. As an entertainment platform, the future of PlayStation's original programming depe...
02:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget EU aims to remove regional restrictions on digital goods by 2017
Being an EU citizen means you can grab your passport, head to the airport and travel freely among the 28 EU member states. When you arrive at your final destination, however, and fire up Netflix in yo...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Do you need a $249 'smart' water filter?
There seem to be three mindsets when it comes to the water we drink. You can care a lot about it and buy bottled; care a lot about it and have a water filter; or you just drink from the tap. Maybe it'...
01:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget FAA gets help from CNN for its new commercial drone-testing program
As part of its effort to work with companies on advancing drone use here in the States, the Federal Aviation Administration announced two initiatives today that'll do just that. First, a testing progr...
01:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget NASA tech helps find Nepal earthquake survivors
A new search-and-rescue tech by NASA JPL and Homeland Security found living survivors buried underneath 10 feet of debris in Nepal, proving that it works in real-life situations. The briefcase-like de...
01:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons together again
It's been a long wait, but finally CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is back doing what it does best: smashing protons together. The machine was effectively shut down for two years while engineers in...
12:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Explore Vincent van Gogh's painterly world in this VR project
We've seen modern ASCII art in virtual reality before, but until now nothing approaching the works of the masters. With "The Night Cafe" that changes. Strap a mobile VR headset on and you can take a g...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Apple is crawling the web to help your Siri and Spotlight searches
Apple doesn't have to rely solely on outside web providers like Google or Microsoft to fuel your iOS and Mac searches. The company has confirmed the rumored existence of Applebot, a web crawler that c...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Racing to June 1: The fight to control the Patriot Act
If Defcon is the cultural Comic-Con of security conferences, then RSA is more like the business-focused Game Developers Conference (GDC), though largely packed with government-corporate attendees.At t...
11:44 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Mophie's latest iPhone battery case is waterproof, too
Mophie's cases are a popular choice for adding some extra minutes to your mobile device's battery life. While the company already had both charging and storage options for the iPhone 6, it how offers ...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Hulu is reportedly making a TV series based on 'Myst'
It's a good day for point-and-click fans. After the news that you can now play Grim Fandango Remastered on your morning commute, it seems like the '90s classic Myst is getting its own TV series. Accor...
11:14 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Google will spend $150 million this year to diversify its workforce
Last year, Google released internal data revealing that almost all of its workforce was male, and nearly all of them were from either white or Asian backgrounds. In an attempt to make itself more dive...
10:58 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S6 uses 'several' different camera sensors
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6, you might have noticed that the company stopped touting its in-house ISOCELL camera tech. Was it using relying on someone else's sensor instead? As it turns out, t...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Google searching from your desktop is officially old skool
That people might favor a connected mobile device over a clunky old desktop isn't news. Even in nations where a big boxy computer has long been a thing (unlike, say, in developing nations). Perhaps in...
10:17 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Comcast's 4K set-top box is coming later this year
Comcast is going 4K in a big way this year. The much-hated cable giant just announced that it'll be rolling out a new version of its Xfinity X1 set top box later this year that will bring 4K programmi...
09:59 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Watch SpaceX's Dragon capsule perform its launch abort test
If you were still hitting snooze when SpaceX launched its Dragon capsule this morning, fret not: you can relive the action now. Elon Musk & Co. successfully launched the unmanned spacecraft at Cap...
09:24 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Google's cellular service makes you ditch key Voice features
Are you a long-time Google Voice user? You might not want to sign up for Google's Project Fi service, then. Early adopters who've received an invitation report that you're required to give up importan...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Sharp will start making HDTVs with Roku built-in
Until now, the only names that had signed up to be part of Roku's integrated smart TV club were TCL, Hisense and Insignia. If none of those brands floated your boat, however, then you may be relieved ...
08:18 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget 'Grim Fandango Remastered' comes to Android and iOS
The classic point-and-click adventure Grim Fandango has made its way to iOS and Android. Originally released by LucasArts, Grim Fandango was remastered by creator Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions...
07:38 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Oculus Rift goes mainstream early 2016
Quarter one 2016. It's the answer to a question we've asked basically every time we've spoken with Oculus VR since 2012: "When does the consumer version of the Rift come out?" Aside from that revelati...
07:16 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Hugo Barra on why Xiaomi is against microSD cards in phones
If you were to compare iOS and Android, the latter's storage expansion option via microSD -- up to a whopping 200GB these days -- is often regarded as an advantage, though not all devices come with su...
06:02 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Snapchat adds sharing tools to its news discovery portal
Snapchat's curated selection of news stories called Discover is reportedly in trouble, with traffic dropping significantly since its debut back in January. That's probably why the company has introduc...
04:02 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Apple reportedly wants to help test your DNA
Now that Apple has launched a platform for medical research, it's apparently ready to expand what that platform can do. MIT's sources understand that the Cupertino crew is working with academics on Re...
02:47 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Apple may be under FTC investigation for Beats deals
The hushed whispers surrounding the Federal Trade Commission's supposed investigation into Apple's Beats Music service relaunch have gotten a little louder. From the sounds of it, Cupertino's approach...
01:38 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Researchers find new 'most distant' galaxy in the universe
Peering through the voids of space is a lot like time travelling: the deeper we gaze into a seemingly endless Universe, the further back in time we can see. Now, a team of researchers led by astronome...
12:53 am -04 - Wed, May 6, 2015
Engadget Cox continues rolling out its gigabit internet to US cities
Last May, Cox Communications announced that it would join Google and AT&T in offering residential customers gigabit-fast wired internet service to Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha. Today the service, ...
11:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget The first self-driving big rig licensed to operate in the US
A Daimler-built autonomous truck can now legally operate on the highways of Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval has officially granted the "Freightliner Inspiration Truck" a license for road use in the state,...
11:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Google Maps for Android lists your events, flights and reservations
Google Maps' Play listing doesn't quite elaborate on what's new with the latest version, but the update's definitely more than just a bunch of bug fixes. Android Police has discovered that the app can...
10:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget The clone that won't disappear: 'Threes' vs. '2048' on Google Play
>Google removed the quirky puzzle game Threes from the Play store on Tuesday. Its removal was unceremonious and sudden, but that's not exactly why Threes creator Asher Vollmer found the situation frus...
10:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Daily Roundup: Steam Early Access, Microsoft Surface trade-in and more!
In today's Daily Roundup, you can read all about how developers have embraced Steam's Early Access program, learn about Microsoft's new trade-in program for its old Surface tablets and find out how mu...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget EU court finds Skype's name too similar to Sky broadcaster's
Microsoft has lost another legal battle against British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), after a European court found Skype's name to be too similar to the latter's. The judges also ruled that the service's ...
09:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget 'Portal' turning into a game of hyperdimensional pinball
Developer Valve legendarily has a hard time counting to "3" but that doesn't mean getting your hands on some new Portal action is too far out of reach. It just might not be in a place you'd expect. Th...
09:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Nanotube-soaked spiders spin super-strong silk
Orb spider silk, already among the toughest and strongest materials found in nature, could soon get a super-strong nanoscale upgrade. A research team from the University of Trento, Italy recently spra...
08:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Video on demand firm sues Apple over streaming patents
Remember OpenTV, the video on demand software developer that sued Netflix for allegedly violating its streaming patents? It's back. The company is suing Apple in the belief that virtually everything A...
07:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars' teams up with 'Disney Infinity 3.0' in the fall
Disney Infinity 3.0 is the latest edition of Disney's Skylanders-style video game series, and it's scheduled to hit stores in the fall, complete with figurines from the Star Wars universe. That's a re...
07:29 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Uber quits Kansas after a bill makes its ridesharing 'impossible'
If you rely on Uber to get around Kansas, you'll have to find an alternative in short order. The ridesharing firm has ended service in the state after legislators overturned the Governor's veto on SB ...
06:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Periscope will find live video streams near you
Sure, Twitter's Periscope app will tell you which of your friends are streaming, but what if you want to find out who's broadcasting the local baseball game? You won't have that problem for much longe...
06:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Android developers will get to experiment with app prices
When you make a mobile app, you usually have to find out the hard way what will sell. You can't fiddle with pricing for just a few people, for instance. All that could change very shortly in the Andro...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget The French Parliament approves controversial surveillance bill
In an attempt to prevent terrorist attacks, the French Parliament has approved a new surveillance law that gives unprecedented access to intelligence agencies. According to the BBC, the new bill was d...
05:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity Home works with automation tech you already own
Comcast's Xfinity Home has been automating living spaces for a while, but now the company is opening up the cloud-based system to more gadgets. Starting this summer, customers can add devices from Aug...
05:08 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget The 'Mirror's Edge' sequel is due to launch in early 2016
The sequel to the beloved 2008 parkour game Mirror's Edge is scheduled to release in early 2016 for consoles and PC, EA's quarterly financial presentation reveals (PDF). EA announced a new Mirror's Ed...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Snowden documents reveal how the NSA searches voice calls
The Intercept has released a new document from Edward Snowden's cache of government files describing how the NSA has been converting voice calls to searchable text documents for nearly a decade. The N...
04:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Which keyboards are worth buying?
When you consider how much time we spend in front of our computers, how we interact with them should be a key concern. That said, unless you're a gamer or programmer, you probably haven't done much sh...
03:48 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Mysterious group relaunches Grooveshark
Quasi-legal music streaming service Grooveshark shutdown earlier this month as part of a settlement agreement with major labels. But the internet wouldn't let it die. A mysterious team has resurrected...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Apple TV channel lineup expands with CBS Sports and USA Now
All signs point to a completely revamped Apple TV being in the works. For now, however, the growth of the platform doesn't appear to be slowing down -- even as new hardware and software loom on the ho...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Telesurgery tests highlight the limits of the Internet
Telesurgery has the potential to bring surgeons in contact with patients anywhere, any time. In a remote robotic-assisted surgery, a doctor would be able to guide a mechanical device at a far away loc...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Blasting robot dogs in 'Wolfenstein: The Old Blood'
One year ago, Machine Games did an unbelievable thing: it made Wolfenstein relevant again. id Software's 1992 original is still fondly remembered; it was, after all, the only game in town where you co...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' returns this year and adds... projectiles?
Get ready to Ride again. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year, with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions slated to launch shortly afterward, Game Informer's...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget IBM's big bet on Watson is paying off with more apps and DNA analysis
IBM's cognitive computer Watson is on a roll. After spinning it out as a $1 billion division last year, IBM went on to give Watson a flashy new home in Manhattan, made it a more tool for doctors with ...
01:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Government scales back plans for license plate-tracking program
To say that there's been some concern about the Department of Homeland Security's on-again, off-again license plate-tracking initiative is something of an understatement. Despite fresh resistance from...
01:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Keep tabs on your Volkswagen with the Apple Watch
Volkswagen America announced Tuesday that its Car-Net app is coming to the Apple Watch and will allow drivers to remotely interact with their cars using it. The Car-Net platform is VW's driver safety ...
12:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Microsoft will give you cash to ditch your old Surface for a new one
Haven't had much luck offloading your older Surface to help pay for a Surface 3? Microsoft thinks it can help. Similar to its Surface Pro-oriented effort from a few months ago, it's launching a US tra...
12:18 pm -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Amazon is bringing Prime videos and music to JetBlue's fleet
Amazon has spent an exorbitant amount of cash to grow its Prime Instant Video service. Still, the company knows there's more it can do to make the offering better for subscribers. As such, Amazon is t...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Comcast burned $336 million trying to buy Time Warner Cable
Comcast's failed bid for Time Warner Cable didn't just leave egg on the company's face -- it was also horrendously expensive. The cable giant's latest earnings suggest that it chewed through a total o...
11:23 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Rockets, flirting and bruised egos on Steam Early Access
Steam launched its Early Access program in 2013, allowing developers to publish and sell incomplete, in-progress builds of their games on the internet's largest digital distribution hub. And publish t...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Former Pixar developer builds a plug-and-play hobbyist board
You won't know Erin Tomson by name, but she's one of the minds that helped build the tools that Pixar uses to make its movies. Now, the developer has left the studio to found Modulo Labs, a startup th...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Dropbox for iOS will create Microsoft Office files from scratch
If you've ever wanted to start a report on your iPhone and save it straight to Dropbox, you're in luck. The cloud storage outfit is rolling out an iOS update in the next few weeks that allows you to c...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a gaming headset and sound bar courtesy of Polk!
This week's giveaway goes out to all the Xbox One owners out there (and even future adopters). Polk Audio collaborated with Microsoft to fine tune some of its gaming-centric gear and we've got a set o...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Sony's sold two million PS4s in the UK
Although Sony's other businesses aren't faring too well, its entertainment division is helping keep the company's head above water. This is thanks, in part, to the success of the PlayStation 4, which ...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget 'Goat Simulator' is getting a ridiculous zombie survival add-on
Goat Simulator's offbeat, knowingly glitchy gameplay is about to invade yet another genre: zombie survival. Meet GoatZ, a not-so-subtle jab at DayZ and other titles where you spend as much time scroun...
10:31 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Get ready for your Facebook friends to tell you they voted
The UK's General Election is this Thursday, and if marking a cross next to your preferred MP fills you with pride, Facebook will soon make it easier to tell your friends and family. The company is int...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Facebook taps Nokia for its mapping know-how
If Facebook's maps for mobile have suddenly gotten a whole lot more (or less) accurate, there's a reason. The social network is now sourcing its location data from Here, Nokia's soon-to-be-sold mappin...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget The Nintendo studio behind 'Kirby' talks its new game 'BOXBOY!'
BOXBOY! did not hit the 3DS with the fanfare it deserved this spring. It's a brand-new game, with brand-new characters and it's published by Nintendo. Which is precisely the sort of thing the company'...
09:23 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget LG's Watch Urbane bucks the trend of hard-to-fix wearables
Think that smartwatches are tough to fix by their very nature? LG is seemingly determined to prove otherwise. The repair-it-yourself team at iFixit has finished tearing down the Watch Urbane, and it t...
09:06 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget BT's new home phone is as smart as your Android mobile
Now that smartphones have become personal companions, landline usage has understandably dropped. BT launched an Android-powered home phone, complete with smart call-blocking features and apps, in an a...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget GOG's Galaxy platform is one step closer to taking on Steam
It seems like just yesterday Good Old Games was giving away copies of Aliens vs. Predator to get folks to try its (optional) PC gaming service, Galaxy. Times have changed and leading into The Witcher ...
08:46 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Vodafone pushes value with its latest own-brand 4G phone and tablet
'Tis the season of own-brand device launches, it seems. A couple of weeks ago, EE announced its new range of in-house products, including two smartphones, and today it's Vodafone's turn to show what l...
07:57 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile's 'Never Settle Trial' takes aim at Verizon
T-Mobile's latest Un-carrier offering is going straight for Verizon's jugular. It's called the "Never Settle Trial," and as you might have guessed, it specifically mocks Big Red's #NeverSettle ad camp...
07:15 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Channel 5 steals Football League highlights away from the BBC
If you support a football team that's in the Championship, League One or League Two, watching match highlights in the UK is a real pain. The BBC's Football League Show starts at 11:55pm, which means s...
06:57 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Someone's built a Bitcoin-like system for real gold
There's no short, elegant way to describe Bitcoin, but if you put a gun to our heads, we'd say that it was digital gold. That's because the cryptocurrency is based on a limited quantity of resource th...
05:13 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Foursquare is bringing mayorships back for Swarm
When Foursquare split its app into two separate services, Swarm and Foursquare, some users were unhappy that their favorite gamification elements had been nuked. If you were checking in with Swarm, fo...
03:44 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget NIH bans funding for genetic engineering of human embryos
Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China made headlines late last month upon announcing that they had successfully edited the genes of a human embryo. This revelation set off a fire...
02:21 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Under Armour's MyFitnessPal goes premium for fitness fanatics
Roughly three months ago Under Armour snatched up Endomondo and MyFitnessPal for about half a billion bucks. Now the sports apparel company is looking for a return on its investment by rolling out the...
01:03 am -04 - Tue, May 5, 2015
Engadget Apple launches program for third-party Watch strap makers
There's already a number of Apple-made and third-party Watch bands out there, but Cupertino wants more -- and it wants products that follow its exact specifications. The company has launched a "Made f...
11:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget New military goggles combine nightvision and thermal imaging
Nightvision and thermal imaging play similar -- but very distinct -- roles on the modern battlefield. Soldiers utilize night vision to illuminate their darkened surroundings while thermal imaging is e...
11:13 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Android Lollipop is gaining more users as new flagships come out
It took a while for Android Lollipop to even get its own slice on the OS pie chart Google releases regularly, but it now seems to be steadily gaining popularity. According to the latest Android stats ...
10:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Daily Roundup: Building Windows 10, killing net neutrality and more.
Get caught up on all the stories you might've missed this weekend in today's edition of the Daily Roundup. Today, we look at how Microsoft is making Windows 10 an exciting upgrade. Meanwhile, US telec...
09:40 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Gaming legend Sid Meier auctions his SNES kit for charity
Want a rare piece of video gaming history? We hope you're a quick-draw bidder. Legendary game developer Sid Meier is holding a charity auction for a Super NES developer kit (which is hard to find by i...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Now's game streaming subscription hits PS3
It was easy to scoff at Sony when the electronics giant said it had a 10 year plan for the PlayStation 3, but here we are almost a decade later and it's still supporting the console. Case in point: th...
08:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget NYT: New Apple TV will get a new, bigger remote
Tired of losing your Apple TV's slim remote in the couch cushions? The New York Times reports that an updated version of the device will finally get a redesigned remote. The new control is described a...
08:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget NYT: New Apple TV will get a bigger remote
Tired of losing your Apple TV's slim remote in the couch cushions? The New York Times reports that an updated version of the device will finally get a redesigned remote. The new control is described a...
07:56 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Project Cars', 'Grace and Frankie'
The NBA and NHL playoffs have moved on to round two, and Formula E is racing in Monaco. Of course, if you prefer virtual racing, this week PC gamers will finally get to experience the release of Proje...
07:38 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Nikola Labs' case uses stray radio waves to charge your iPhone
To hear Nikola Labs co-founder Dr. Rob Lee tell the tale, some 97 percent of the energy a smartphone expends to forge data and voice connections using radio frequencies is lost to the ether. Rather th...
07:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget SpaceX's manned Dragon capsule gets its first real test on May 6th
You won't have to wait much longer to see what SpaceX's manned Dragon capsule is like in action. SpaceX now expects to conduct its promised Crew Dragon launch pad abort test (the craft's first major t...
06:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Comcast app lets Xfinity customers share live streams on TV
It's no secret that people love live-streaming content to anyone who's willing to watch, whatever it may be. So, with this in mind, Comcast is introducing an app that will let its X1 subscribers recor...
06:11 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget The super-secure 'Case' will fit bitcoins in your pocket this summer
There's no such thing as being too crazy about security, especially when it comes to hoarding mountains and mountains of invisible, digital, volatile money. If that description hits a little too close...
05:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Kraftwerk's 3D concerts return to North America in September
Good news if you missed out on Kraftwerk's 3D concerts the last time the band was in North America: you're about to get a second chance. The electronic music pioneers have announced a slew of American...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Sharing app Droplr wants to woo you back with a 'free' tier
In case you dropped Droplr when the sharing app went from free to paid-only the company has a plan to potentially woo you back. How's that? It's going freemium starting tomorrow. Links and files you s...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget GE announces HomeKit enabled lights that'll help you sleep
Turns out it's not just our addiction to smartphones that messes with our sleep patterns, it's also the lighting in our homes that keeps us up at night. To alleviate all that tossing and turning, GE a...
04:18 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Watch Jason Voorhees hack up rivals in 'Mortal Kombat X'
If you thought that the Friday the 13th movies' legendary Jason Voorhees would make for a great Mortal Kombat fighter... well, you're right. NetherRealm has released a trailer showing how Jason will p...
03:55 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget HBO switches to streaming-only review policy starting right now
HBO is trying super hard to dislodge Game of Thrones' crown as the "most pirated TV show" of modern times. It recently launched HBO Now, a non-cable-based streaming service, and today the company anno...
03:54 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget HBO switches to streaming-only review policy starting right now
HBO is trying super hard to dislodge Game of Thrones' crown as the "most pirated TV show" of modern times. It recently launched HBO Now, a non-cable-based streaming service, and today the company anno...
03:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget FCC Chairman on why lawsuits won't beat net neutrality this time
Companies have been gunning for the FCC's open internet rules since the very moment news crossed the wires, and their latest move involved pushing for a stay -- a sort of legal "not so fast!" -- on th...
03:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Google buys a firm that organizes your calendar around your life
Google has been striving for smarter apps that are built around the way you really live, and it's reinforcing that today by acquiring Timeful. The startup built a system that organizes your calendar a...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Microsoft is reportedly making high-end Windows phones again
One of the biggest gripes among Windows phone devotees is a lack of high-powered devices as of late. How are you supposed to be a hardcore fan when most of the lineup is downright basic? At last, thou...
02:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget McDonald's will deliver your Big Mac, if you're in New York City
What's that? You want a Big Mac combo for lunch but don't have time to venture out? Well, if you happen to be in New York City, McDonald's will soon bring that double-decker burger to you. The company...
01:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Google launches Collections, a Pinterest-style sharing board
The new Collections tab on Google+ offers a way to organize and share your interests with other people on the network, a la the mother of all cutesy-sharing sites, Pinterest. You're able to create a c...
01:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget NYC commits $70 million towards universal broadband
In an ambitious effort to close New York City's digital divide, the De Blasio administration has announced that it's going to spend $70 million bringing high-speed internet access to the city's reside...
01:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget NYC commits $70 million toward universal broadband
In an ambitious effort to close New York City's digital divide, the De Blasio administration has announced that it's going to spend $70 million bringing high-speed internet access to the city's reside...
12:33 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Creator of the Roomba robotic cleaner is making a drone
Over the next few years, the market for consumer-facing drones is going to continue growing. And, as they say, the more the merrier. Enter CyPhy LVL 1, a sleek drone brought to you by the co-designer ...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Office 2016 Public Preview is now available
Office 2016 may still be getting the finish touches in Redmond, but Microsoft is opening up its productivity suite for public preview. If you'll recall, some apps were included in previous releases of...
11:31 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Pinterest wants to turn your pinned dreams into app realities
You may have carefully crafted a Pinterest board to plan your dream vacation, but how are you going to make that trip a reality? Pinterest thinks it can help. The social site has launched an app devel...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget 'League of Legends' documentary chronicles America's eSports underdogs
Patrick Creadon wants to tell you about what he thinks is competitive gaming's Miracle on Ice moment. And to do so, he's employing the tool he knows best: a movie camera. Whereas before, the film dire...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget 'League of Legends' doc chronicles America's eSports underdogs
Patrick Creadon wants to tell you about what he thinks is competitive gaming's Miracle on Ice moment. And to do so, he's employing the tool he knows best: a movie camera. Whereas before, the film dire...
10:12 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget US telecoms try to kill net neutrality by blocking key rules
The big US telecoms are trying every trick in the book to kill net neutrality, and that includes some very specific tactics. AT&T, CenturyLink and multiple industry groups have sent filings to the...
09:40 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Court tosses United Airlines lawsuit over a cheap ticket website
United Airlines can't sue Skiplagged for exposing a loophole in ticket prices... at least, for now. A Chicago court has tossed out United's lawsuit because the airfare website doesn't operate in that ...
08:59 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget The US opens up on its use of phone surveillance hardware
It seems as if we're not alone in thinking that America's spies may have trodden on a few too many civil liberties of late. That's why senior officials at the Justice Department are calling for a wide...
08:01 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch diagnostic port: a goldmine for accessory makers
Long before it officially existed, there were rumors that the Apple Watch had disappointing battery life. It wasn't long afterward that we started to hear companies were preparing to build external po...
07:07 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Meerkat breaks up with Twitter, jumps into bed with Facebook instead
If your social media startup uses Twitter as a link to the people, then you run the risk of getting your lifeline cut off should you get too popular. After all, Twitter tried to crowd Instagram out wi...
06:06 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Samsung and Samsonite are working on smart luggage
There have been more than a few efforts at smart luggage, but this is one you're likely going to notice. Samsung and Samsonite (appropriately enough) are teaming up to develop smart bags that will lik...
04:48 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Facebook opens up Internet.org in wake of net neutrality concerns
Led by Facebook but with backing from a number of other prominent tech companies, Internet.org has made slow but steady progress in a bid to connect underserved countries around the globe. However, de...
02:33 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Taking walks with this leg brace can power an artificial heart
Someday, folks with artificial hearts might have to take long, daily walks to stay alive -- not because exercise is good for their health, but because those walks literally power their synthetic organ...
01:10 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget HTC's plastic M9 variant will be a compelling flagship
HTC's all about its One M9 in the West, but we know many of our readers would rather have the slightly bigger and more powerful M9+. While chances of the latter device escaping Asia are slim, a myster...
12:22 am -04 - Mon, May 4, 2015
Engadget Your free Android apps talk to thousands of ad sites
If you've used ad-sponsored Android apps, you've probably wondered where those ads are coming from, and whether or not there's anything to be worried about. According to French researchers, you have a...
10:10 pm -04 - Sun, May 3, 2015
Engadget Solar-powered grill cooks your food no matter the weather
However much you may like grilling food on a warm day, you probably don't like dealing with gas tanks or other typical grill hassles... and most solar cookers won't help much if it's overcast outside....
08:07 pm -04 - Sun, May 3, 2015
Engadget Chevy's 2016 Volt costs just $25,000 if you live in California
Chevy's Volt hybrid was once considered pricey even after government tax credits, but the 2016 model may well be within your reach... if you live in the right state, at least. The automaker has reveal...
05:58 pm -04 - Sun, May 3, 2015
Engadget Sony makes it easier to put new operating systems on its phones
Sony's Android smartphones haven't been tinkerer-friendly to date -- since you couldn't boot from a recovery partition, you couldn't install CyanogenMod and other unofficial operating systems without ...
04:04 pm -04 - Sun, May 3, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Facebook to start hosting other sites' content this May
Facebook might start natively hosting full Buzzfeed, National Geographic and The New York Times articles and videos as soon as this month, according to The Wall Street Journal. This new feature is cal...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, May 3, 2015
Engadget Tesla starts selling used electric cars on the web
Tesla is a big fan of selling electric cars directly to the public (much to dealers' chagrin), and it's now doing the same for used vehicles. The automaker has opened an online pre-owned store where y...
12:03 pm -04 - Sun, May 3, 2015
Engadget Germany investigates claims that it helped the US spy on Europe
Germany is more than a little nervous about US surveillance these days, and it's now anxious enough that it might just file charges. Federal prosecutors say they will investigate claims that the count...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 3, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla's Powerwall and the 2015 Milan Expo
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 capped the week off with the announcement everyone's ...
07:03 am -04 - Sun, May 3, 2015
Engadget Amazon's voice-guided speaker juggles your IFTTT tasks
You can tell Amazon's Echo speaker to directly control certain apps and services, but what if you want it to send information to other apps that you use more often? That's where IFTTT's new Alexa chan...
02:55 am -04 - Sun, May 3, 2015
Engadget Scientists look at flower cells in 3D without wrecking them
Plants are delicate things, which makes them a pain to study under an electron microscope -- you'll probably damage the very cells you're trying to look at. You'll get a much better look if the Univer...
11:06 pm -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget Unmanned cargo chopper shows off its search-and-rescue talents
For three years between 2011 and 2014, the unmanned Kamen K-Max 1200 helicopter delivered more than 4.5 million tons of supplies to the most dangerous and far-flung US Forward Operating Bases througho...
09:01 pm -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget Lenovo's super-light LaVie Z laptop is now available
If you've been jonesing for a featherweight laptop but feel that Apple's MacBook rubs you the wrong way, you're in luck: as promised, Lenovo is now selling the LaVie Z and LaVie Z 360 in the US. Both ...
07:03 pm -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget Schwing! 'SNL' app adds AirPlay and Android support
Since it launched in February I've been a pretty big fan of the Saturday Night Live app, and the latest update should make it quite a bit better. Now there's native iPad support (hooray!) in addition ...
05:02 pm -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget You can build Microsoft's Kinect-powered holodeck at home
Got a Kinect, a projector and a knack for code? If so, you can create a Star Trek-like holodeck in your living room. Microsoft has released the RoomAlive Toolkit, a software framework that lets you st...
02:56 pm -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget Instagram takes a serious look at how people use emojis
Emojis are starting to flood Instagram, and the website's engineers are on a quest to sort out how people are using the yellow-faced emoticons. Apparently, their popularity skyrocketed after Apple rel...
02:09 pm -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget Microsoft: Media Center Edition won't make it into Windows 10
Rumors Microsoft would dump its Media Center feature have plagued the project for years -- in 2007 we worried if it still had a future, after it was largely pushed aside in Windows Vista -- and the co...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget Build 2015: With Windows 10, Microsoft is no longer a follower
Referencing former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's infamous "developers!" chant is practically a cliche nowadays, but it felt like the silent refrain throughout the company's entire Build conference thi...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget These are the coolest cars you'll never drive
Our ability to drive innovation through creative visualization has helped us explore the reaches of space, put powerful computers into our pockets and design some bad-ass car concepts. There's always ...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Can Apple avoid a fate similar to IBM?
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...
05:49 am -04 - Sat, May 2, 2015
Engadget New FAA system can track twice as many flights at once
Whoever said "it's the journey, not the destination" obviously lived in a time before air travel. But maybe, just maybe, the Department of Transportation's implementation of the En Route Automation Mo...
10:35 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Hungry, hungry black holes gobble up huge gas and dust donuts
According to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, there's a breed of supermassive black holes out there a lot more ravenous than usual. Supermassive black holes are found in the middle ...
08:56 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Nordstrom tests curbside pickups for online orders
Store pickups give you the luxury of shopping online without waiting days for deliveries, but there's still one big hassle involved: you have to, y'know, enter the store. That won't be a problem if No...
07:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Control the 'GTA V' cellphone with an iPhone, Arduino and a hack
Grand Theft Auto V has a few mobile apps of its own, but one enterprising modder has taken the idea to its natural conclusion: an application that lets you control the in-game cellphone with an iPhone...
07:11 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget NASA's 10-engine electric UAV now flies as well as it hovers
NASA's ten-engine UAV, dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently showed off a slick new trick in the skies over Hampton, Virginia. The drone, which is under development by a team at the Langley R...
06:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget To keep a Boeing Dreamliner flying, reboot once every 248 days
The 787 Dreamliner has been plagued with battery woes since its early days, to the point where the Federal Aviation Administration kept it from flying the skies in the past. And while those technical ...
05:56 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Sling TV targets Latino viewers with latest channel bundles
The content programming spree for Sling TV continues today. Now, the company has announced two $5 bundles intended for the Spanish-speaking community in the US. Deportes Extra is one of them, featurin...
05:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Warby Parker wants to replace your optometrist with an app
Warby Parker, the eyewear company that sends you frames to try on before you make a purchase, has some lofty goals for the near future. In addition to plans that'll almost double its current retail fo...
05:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Warby Parker wants you to use your phone for eye exams (update)
Warby Parker, the eyewear company that sends you frames to try on before you make a purchase, has some lofty goals for the near future. In addition to plans that'll almost double its current retail fo...
05:17 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget WikiLeaks opens its doors to whistleblowers (again)
After almost five years of internal turmoil and allegations, WikiLeaks is back in secret-sharing business. The site has re-launched a beta version that is accepting anonymous files starting today. Eve...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Cooking with Watson: Indian turmeric paella
'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...
04:25 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Facebook lets you choose what to share with 3rd party apps
For ages, whenever you've wanted to use your Facebook credentials to log into a third party app like Foursquare or Candy Crush, you've had to give the app access to any and all data that FB has on you...
03:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Microsoft helped me build a HoloLens app, and it was pretty easy
If you had told me years ago that Microsoft was to come out with a futuristic augmented reality headset, I'd have said you were nuts. And yet, a few months ago, it did exactly that. The headset is cal...
03:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Google opens a Twitter account
Yeah, we don't really get it either.......
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Alibaba posts job for 'open minded Lolita' encouragement specialist
Sometimes companies post stuff then react to the backlash with a "just kidding." Chinese internet company Alibaba says it was just kidding after it posted, then pulled an incredibly sexist job opportu...
02:53 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget New game from 'Banjo-Kazooie' team fully funded in 40 minutes
All that the team at Playtonic Games had to say was, "It's a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie," and their project probably would have reached its 175,000 funding goal on Kickstarter. But Playtonic...
02:24 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget FBI dumps 5,000 redacted pages on its cellphone-tracking device
It's no secret that local law enforcement offices around the US are using a tool called Stingray to track cellphone locations without the approval of a judge. In response to a Freedom of Information A...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Vertical farms, smart ceilings and national pride at the world fair
Expo Milano is a makeshift city studded with spectacular pavilions. In an attempt to outshine each other at the world fair, which opens today, 143 countries brought in their A-list teams of architects...
01:48 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget White House to announce it's buying 50,000 police body cams
According to The Hill, President Obama is reportedly set to announce a nationwide body camera program on Monday. This pilot project will purchase 50,000 body-worn police cameras at a cost of $20 milli...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Join us for an Apple Watch Q&A on Facebook!
If you're on the fence about getting an Apple Watch (though it's going to be a while before you can strap on one of your own), you probably have some questions that our detailed review might not answe...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Join us for an Apple Watch Q&A on Facebook! (update: it's over!)
If you're on the fence about getting an Apple Watch (though it's going to be a while before you can strap on one of your own), you probably have some questions that our detailed review might not answe...
12:53 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Finally, a Meerkat app for Android you'll actually want to use
The temptation to write off Meerkat -- the live-streaming app that sort of blew up at SXSW -- is tough to resist. After all, Twitter wasted no time releasing a competitor (with a cleaner interface, no...
12:52 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget A tearful tech demo from the studio behind 'Final Fantasy'
Square Enix, the studio responsible for the famously pretty Final Fantasy series, routinely creates tech demos for the latest and greatest gaming systems, and this week it added one more to that reper...
12:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget The HTC One M9 can finally capture uncompressed images
Look, sometimes it takes a little while for things to reach their full potential. Or does it? In our review of the HTC One M9, we talked about how lackluster the smartphone's camera is, especially whe...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Microsoft snaps up the technology behind the Surface Pro 3's pen
In love with the Surface pen? You're not the only one. Microsoft confirmed on its Surface blog this morning that it acquired the pen-sensing technology that helps power the Surface Pro 3 from the comp...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget The best coffeemaker
This post was done in partnership with the Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article at TheSweethome.comAfter two months surveying readers; interviewing coffee experts; r...
11:32 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Now you can use a drone to mess up Kendall Jenner's face
Drones, yeah, are now like, so cheap, you know, that you can just, like, use them to do vandalism that's also an artistic statement, right? That's what graffiti artist, hacker and, er, vandal Katsu do...
11:32 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Graffiti artist sloppily vandalizes massive billboard via drone
Drones, yeah, are now like, so cheap, you know, that you can just, like, use them to do vandalism that's also an artistic statement, right? That's what graffiti artist, hacker and, er, vandal Katsu do...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Can Canary's smart home camera keep your home secure?
Canary is a 6-inch-tall black plastic cylinder that's designed to be a one-stop shop for securing your home. Essentially, it's a $249 infrared security camera that alerts your phone or tablet when it ...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget NASA's next rocket will sniff the remnants of a supernova
There's been a lot of space stories this week, including rockets going up, satellites coming down and supply craft doing both, but not in the right order. Not to be deterred, NASA is talking up its ne...
10:21 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Amazon Instant Video's iOS users can stream in HD and use mobile data
Amazon has given its Instant Videos app for iOS a huge boost, and just in time for the weekend. First up: you can now finally watch movies and shows in HD on your devices. No more putting up with stan...
10:01 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget AT&T buys Nextel Mexico to create 'North American Mobile Service area'
AT&T has acquired another Mexican carrier in what seems to be an effort to conquer the continent... well, two of its countries anyway. Ma Bell has snapped up Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion, shor...
09:32 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget 'Street Fighter' pros hardly even look at their character
Do something enough and it becomes second nature: muscle memory and instinct kicks in. But does that hold for the high-twitch dynamics of pro gaming-level Street Fighter 4? Japanese gaming site 4Gamer...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Obama to provide 10,000 free e-books through your library
President Obama announced a new program on Thursday aimed at delivering access for more than 10,000 e-books to financially-strapped school children throughout the United States. The $250 million progr...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget By teaming up with Three, Huawei's Honor brand goes mainstream
Chinese firm Huawei is no stranger to the UK. Unbeknownst to many, it's an important provider of cellular infrastructure, and just a couple of weeks ago, it held its new flagship smartphone launch in ...
08:17 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Xbox 360 update makes the digital transition easier
It turns out that support for bigger external hard drives isn't all that the latest Xbox 360 preview's packing. The surprise features aren't huge by any means but they're pretty self explanatory and a...
07:55 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars' streaming finally comes to the UK on May 4th
When the Star Wars saga finally became available to buy on digital storefronts like iTunes and Google Play, we hoped it would only be a matter of time until Disney and Fox made them available to strea...
07:25 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Apple confirms tattoos can mess with the Watch's heart sensor
After the Internet was awash with reports that tattoos can negatively affect the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor, Apple has confirmed the issue on its website. In a page dedicated to explaining how th...
06:15 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Sony kills its head-mounted video display to go all-in on VR
For those with long-ish memories, Sony's HMZ series of head-mounted displays were a very rudimentary way to catch movies on a "750-inch screen." Of course, strapping one to your face wasn't a very soc...
05:03 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Microsoft bought 'Minecraft' because it's perfect for HoloLens
Microsoft surprised many when it announced it had acquired Mojang, maker of the hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion. What could a company specializing in operating systems and business software possib...
03:49 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Russia launches its third 'world's quietest' submarine
Russian defense contractor Admiralty Shipyards launched the latest of its ultra-modern Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines earlier this week. Dubbed the Krasnodar, this sub is the third of s...
02:20 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Grooveshark's illegal music streaming service is extinct
Death's icy grip hit more than just Secret this week; Grooveshark is shutting down too. Last year, judges found the music streaming service guilty of mass copyright infringement for hosting illegal up...
12:34 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Mozilla: All new web features should require secure HTTP
A number of internet organizations and even the government want websites to use encryption by default in the future, and from the sound of it, Mozilla shares their view. The non-profit has announced t...
12:19 am -04 - Fri, May 1, 2015
Engadget Tesla wants its Powerwall to save the grid and your bank account
Our lust for electricity is insatiable. At night we connect a hydra of wires to our phones, computers, smartwatches and tablets. They sip at the electrons being pumped into our homes, filling their ba...
10:45 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Daily Roundup: Apple Watch review, Windows 10 and more!
Ready to get caught up on some of today's top stories? Find out what we thought about the Apple Watch in our review, learn about what's changed in Windows 10 from Microsoft's design lead and read why ...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Ford explains why Sync supports Apple and Google car apps
With both Apple and Google wrangling to become the infotainment center of your next new car, Ford will be choosing neither. Or both, depending on how you look at it. During an interview with Re/code, ...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Ford explains why Sync 3 supports Apple and Google car apps
With both Apple and Google wrangling to become the infotainment center of your next new car, Ford will be choosing neither. Or both, depending on how you look at it. During an interview with Re/code, ...
10:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming feels just like console gaming
With the release of Windows 10, Sony won't be the only company to offer game streaming from its consoles. Today we finally got our hands on Windows 10's Xbox One game streaming feature, which lets you...
09:38 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Here's what happens when a lithium-ion battery overheats
Lithium ion batteries are practically ubiquitous; they power everything from laptops and cell phones to cameras and tablets. But before they can start providing the juice for bigger and more demanding...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Where to watch Tesla's 'The Missing Piece' livestream
Tesla is known for its amazingly quick electric vehicles, but if the chatter around today's event is true, the Elon Musk-led company will be introducing a home battery solution this evening. The lives...
08:39 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Microsoft wants third-party apps for its fitness tracker
Microsoft Band users might get to enjoy a lot more third-party apps in the near future. Redmond has released the full Band SDK, giving developers power to create fully functional apps for the fitness ...
07:58 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Turn your home into a haunted house with AR game 'Night Terrors'
You're home alone. It's the dead of night and all of the lights are off; you creep down the hallway with one hand dragging along the wall, your phone serving as a makeshift flashlight. You hear a youn...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Our first close look at Microsoft's HoloLens
It's only been a few months since Microsoft introduced the augmented reality HoloLens headset, and now we've finally got a close look at the unit to show you. We don't have much to show other than the...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Roman schoolkids give the pope a drone of his own
From pizza to Fiats, people love giving gifts to Pope Francis. Most recently, students from a Jesuit school in Rome presented the Holy See with a customized quadcopter painted in the colors of the Vat...
05:50 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget 'OK Google, Shazam this song'
Siri started handling song queries when iOS 8 arrived, and now Google's voice commands recognize Shazam as a prompt to do the same on Android. That's right, Android devices now recognize the "Shazam" ...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 'on track' for summer on PCs, other platforms come later
We still don't have an official release date for Windows 10, but Microsoft maintains it's on track for release this summer. That's according to Joe Belfiore, its corporate vice president of operating ...
05:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Microsoft can guess your age using facial recognition
Since we're right smack in the middle of Microsoft's BUILD dev conference, the company's showing off one of it's Azure APIs with a site you can put to the test. How-Old.net allows you to upload a pict...
05:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Microsoft thinks it can guess your age using facial recognition
Since we're right smack in the middle of Microsoft's BUILD dev conference, the company's showing off one of it's Azure APIs with a site you can put to the test. How-Old.net allows you to upload a pict...
05:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Valve releases a kit for making virtual reality apps
Eager to build a game or 3D modelling tool that takes advantage of HTC's Vive and other SteamVR-friendly virtual reality headsets? It's time to get cracking. Valve has released a software development ...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget California ACLU chapter unveils police-monitoring video app
In an effort to reduce police abuses that have occurred with frightening regularity throughout the US, the Southern California branch of the ACLU has just released a new smartphone app designed to sec...
04:11 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live is back and headed to Boston, LA and Austin!
The weather's getting warm, which means here at Engadget HQ, we're already planning our summer getaways. For us, that means we're gearing up for the return of Engadget Live, where we throw a series of...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Obama's 2013 'BRAIN' initiative results in remote-controlled mice
The first results to stem from President Barack Obama's 2013 "Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies" initiative are in, Reuters reports. As noted in the journal Neuron, scienti...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Uber's panic button can let cops in India know where you are
Earlier this year, Uber launched an in-app panic button for people in India, which lets any user easily alert local police in case of an emergency. And now this safety feature is getting improved. The...
02:51 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Department of Energy 3D prints an all-electric Shelba Cobra
Carroll Shelby's iconic Cobra roadster has been making jaws drop for half a century now. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cobra's debut the US Department of Energy built one of its own. The ne...
02:51 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Department of Energy 3D prints an all-electric Shelby Cobra
Carroll Shelby's iconic Cobra roadster has been making jaws drop for half a century now. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cobra's debut the US Department of Energy built one of its own. The ne...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Acid Nerve teaches us how to topple 'Titan Souls'
Welcome to the new masochism! For a decade now, games have held our hands and walked us patiently through their soft hallways. Playing BioShock Infinite? Try easy mode, darling. Rollicking your way th...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget These surrealist games melt more than clocks
Some say surrealism was the most influential art movement of the past century and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it's had an effect on video game developers too. The games you'll find below weren't made by ...
01:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Samsung outs Level On wireless headphones for untethered listening
I took Samsung's Level line of "premium" audio gear for a spin last summer, and now the company is adding another wireless model to the set. The Level On Wireless is exactly what the name suggests: a ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Living with Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge in an S6 world
I was torn this past winter. I knew the Galaxy S6 was imminent and that there'd likely be a model with a curved screen, but I was dying to see what it was like to live with its bigger precursor, the G...
12:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Waze will tweet if there's unusual traffic in your area
Unless you live in California, it's not that often that you make an effort to specifically check the traffic conditions for your morning commute. That's probably because you'll be spending a big chunk...
12:06 pm -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Apple and IBM customize iPads to help the elderly in Japan
The partnership between tech giants Apple and IBM, which began last year, isn't just about working together on enterprise products. In Japan, the two companies just announced an initiative that will d...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Jeff Bezos' first proper test rocket has successfully launched
Elon Musk may be the most famous tech billionaire with an interest in spaceflight, but he's certainly not the only one. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also has a company, Blue Origin, which is doing simila...
11:23 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget NASA's Messenger probe will crash into Mercury at 3:30pm ET today
It's been a long and hard road for NASA's Messenger Probe as it studied the surface of Mercury for the last four years. That journey, however, will come to an end today, after NASA announced that the ...
11:23 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget NASA's Messenger probe will crash into Mercury at 3:30pm ET today (update: it's done)
It's been a long and hard road for NASA's Messenger Probe as it studied the surface of Mercury for the last four years. That journey, however, will come to an end today, after NASA announced that the ...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch review: a status symbol for iOS devotees
Mankind's fascination with watches capable of more than simply telling the time is nothing new. But recently, our collective interest in intelligent timepieces has spiked, and we have more and more po...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Steam hands developers the power to ban cheaters
Cheating in multiplayer games isn't big or clever, but people still think they can successfully get away with it. That's a problem for the folks at Valve, who are constantly trying to ensure that Stea...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Artificial blood vessels can cause your body to regrow the real thing
A blocked blood vessel can be pretty nasty, and the two most common treatments involve wedging it open or transplanting another vessel from elsewhere in your body. Scientists in Vienna think they may ...
09:31 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Out-of-control Russian ISS cargo vessel will plummet back to Earth
The Russian space agency (Roscosmos) has given up trying to regain control of Progress 59 and the 6,000 pounds of food, water, clothes and equipment on board. It reportedly told TASS, the country's ne...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Flywheel wants you to skip the wait for app-friendly taxis
As convenient as ridesharing and app-based taxi services can be, you still have to wait for your lift to show up. Wouldn't it be nice to hop into the first available taxi and then pay through an app? ...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Secret's out: The rise and fall of the anonymous social app
Secret, the app that was practically synonymous with the anonymous app movement, is shutting down. David Byttow, Secret's co-founder and CEO, explained in a Medium post yesterday that the reason for t...
07:35 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Play classic MS-DOS games without even leaving Twitter
Although they went live at the very start of the year, it was like all of our Christmases had come at once when Archive.org added 2,400 playable MS-DOS games to its website. Retro titles like Maniac M...
06:40 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Watch Tesla's souped-up Model S beat the world's fastest sedan
Tesla's Model S P85D is quick. Or is it fast? Can it be both? Ever since Elon Musk unveiled the company's speediest car ever, it's become the fashionable thing to take the P85D to a drag strip and pit...
05:42 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 design lead explains what's changed (and what hasn't)
Albert Shum, the design team lead for Microsoft's OS team, has outlined through some of the decisions made in its new OS. He reiterates that - especially now Windows 10 is out in the open - the work h...
04:54 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget The former head of Intel's internet TV project winds up at Vevo
Back in the day, there was a hope that OnCue, Intel's long-mooted internet TV service, would be the ultimate cord-cutter product, but a lack of support from both inside and outside the company killed ...
01:29 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Get your Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 2 while it's hot
Day one of Microsoft's Build 2015 conference is in the books, but that doesn't mean the news has stopped. The Windows 10 IoT Core Insider developer preview (phew!) has launched for small devices inclu...
12:55 am -04 - Thu, April 30, 2015
Engadget Before Mayweather and Pacquiao, it's HBO and Showtime vs. pirate sites
The upcoming "Fight of the Century" has ridiculously expensive PPV prices, but if you want to watch it live, you might have to let that benjamin go. HBO and Showtime, which paired up for the fight, ha...