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11:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Shazam shows you the music artists are discovering
The ability to follow your favorite music artists on Shazam isn't new, but that feature is now getting a huge boost. Starting today, the service will let you see how entertainers are using Shazam to d...
11:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft wants to make you funnier in online chats
Do you constantly struggle to make jokes? Are you one of the millions of folks who wishes they could be spontaneously funny when communicating via the internet? Microsoft Research has some news (PDF) ...
10:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget PayPal explains when it will hit you with robocalls
When PayPal updated its user agreement with language suggesting that it had broad powers to make automated calls (aka robocalls) and texts, customers were understandably nervous. Was the company going...
09:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Medium ditches passwords for single-use email links
Passwords are, by many accounts, quickly going the way of the dodo. And while many sites now allow users to log in via social media, they're not always a viable option. That's why (as an alternative t...
08:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Yelp study claims that Google 'knowingly' worsens search results
Yelp really, really isn't a fan of Google's search rankings, and it's making sure that you know it. The location-based service has partnered with net neutrality pioneer Tim Wu on a study alleging that...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Samsung is launching 'several' more Tizen smartphones this year
It's tempting to think of Tizen as an also-ran in the smartphone world next to powerhouses like Android and iOS, but that's not entirely true when Samsung has sold 1 million Z1 phones in India since J...
07:26 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: Women's World Cup, 'Zoo', 'Vanilla Sky' Blu-ray
This week the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will conclude, and the USWNT is taking on Germany Tuesday night. Beyond that, Cameron Crowe fans (still sticking around since the release of Aloha) can finall...
06:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Apple Maps minivan spotted in the wild
Earlier this year, a few eagle-eyed folks in the East Bay region in Northern California noticed unmarked minivans with what looked like an array of cameras and sensors sitting on top of it. It turns o...
05:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Google Hangouts for iOS gets a redesign, better performance
Frustrated with the Google Hangouts app on iOS from time to time? Us too. Mountain View updated the mobile software today with a refreshed UI and more. First, you'll likely notice the new coat of Mate...
05:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget The 1998 'Battlezone' remake is getting remastered
The trends of remaking and remastering classic games just kicked into overdrive. Rebellion (best known for its Sniper Elite games) has revealed that it's developing not just a virtual reality version ...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Facebook figures if you listened to a video, you must like it
Facebook continues to refine what you see in your news feed. Today, the social network that your mom uses announced that it will track more information about your video watching habits to include whet...
04:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Sprint's latest family plan offers two unlimited lines for $100
Sprint is trying to do everything it can to compete with T-Mobile's audacious, budget-friendly plans. As such, the carrier's introducing a new plan called Best Buy One Family, featuring two lines with...
03:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Comcast's TV sports app delivers baseball stats when they matter
If you're a baseball stats hound, you probably don't enjoy tearing your eyes away from the game just to dig up facts about the latest at-bat matchup. You might not have to distract yourself for much l...
03:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Uber picked up some of Bing's mapping tech and employees
It turns out that Uber's desire for mapping tech didn't really stop with Nokia's Here maps. The ride-sharing platform just picked up a portion of Microsoft's Bing maps technologies and about 100 of Re...
03:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Uber picked up some of Bing's mapping tech and employees (update)
It turns out that Uber's desire for mapping tech didn't really stop with Nokia's Here maps. The ride-sharing platform just picked up a portion of Microsoft's Bing maps technologies and about 100 of Re...
02:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget LG's hexagonal battery promises longer-lasting smartwatches
Quite a few smartwatches are round, so why are they still using rectangular batteries? LG Chem certainly doesn't think that makes sense. It just started shipping a hexagonal battery that should delive...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Teaching a robot to feel, live on the opera stage
Myon is a shiny white humanoid robot and the star of My Square Lady, an opera that opened this month in Berlin's Komische Oper in Germany. The operatic robot is a product of the Neurorobotics Research...
01:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Bricasso 'printer' makes mosaic art out of Lego tiles
If you fancy playing with Lego blocks and you're not familiar with Jason Allemann, take a few minutes to browse his work. He's one set of hands behind JK Brickworks, a site that posts rather unique bu...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Instagrads: What it's like to spend all 4 years of high school on Instagram
By Sarah Kessler"You've never heard of 'Man Crush Monday'?"Michael Martin, a recent graduate of Musselman High School in Inwood, West Virginia, has graciously agreed to explain his class's Instagram h...
12:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Google Earth gets two new features for its 10th birthday
Can you believe that Google Earth has been around for a full decade now? To celebrate this milestone, Google unveiled a pair of striking new (and expanded) features to the planet virtualization system...
11:56 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget 'Top Gun 2' will pit Tom Cruise against drones
Cinema always reflects our anxieties back onto us, so it's no surprise to see that the Top Gun sequel will involve unmanned aerial vehicles. Producer David Ellison told the Guardian that Tom Cruise wi...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Supreme Court won't touch Google's fight with Oracle over Android
When Oracle got a second chance at making Google pay for using Java programming kits in Android, the folks in Mountain View raced to the Supreme Court in hopes of stopping that renewed lawsuit dead in...
11:12 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget London's getting the world's first all-electric double-decker bus
London's red double-decker buses are going green. No, we're not talking about a change to their iconic paint-jobs: Mayor Boris Johnson today announced plans to introduce an all-electric model in the c...
11:04 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch patent would have you sharing files with a handshake
Wondering how you'd exchange info between smartwatches when their displays are so small? Apple thinks it has an easy answer: make the same gestures you already use to greet your friends. The tech firm...
10:33 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Uber France CEO taken into custody in wake of protests
After days of violent protests and defiance on the part of Uber's French management, two of the company's employees were taken into custody for "illicit activity" today. Uber France CEO Thibaut Simpha...
10:07 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Sprint expands in-home sales and support to New York and L.A.
Since not everybody loves going to a phone store, Sprint recently launched Direct 2 You to help you buy or update a handset from pretty much anywhere you want. It must have been on to something, as it...
09:40 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Sky uses stats to explain why BT and Openreach should split
It's no secret that Sky wants BT and Openreach split up. When Ofcom announced its new review of the UK telecommunications industry, the broadcaster said "structural separation" was vital to address wh...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget BBC loses the rights to the Olympics
Think of the Olympics and you'll likely remember catching some action on the BBC. The Beeb has helped televise the Games since 1948 and delivered more coverage than ever before in 2012, but from 2020,...
09:05 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Google Maps to include every US railroad crossing
US Railway crossing accidents are up sharply over last year, but the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) is about to get some high-tech help. Google's Maps will soon include the locations of every pu...
08:10 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Diet-based 'video game' claims to make you thinner
We know that Pavlovian conditioning can make you do all sorts of crazy things, so could it be used to make us all a bit healthier? Psychologists from the universities of Exeter and Cardiff believe tha...
07:16 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Apple is bumping the iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs
When Apple first revealed iTunes Match -- the service that lets you add your own, non-Apple purchased music to iTunes -- the 25,000 song limit probably seemed huge. That was way back in 2011, however,...
06:01 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Nitrogen-rich star left a beautiful corpse
A small minority of enormous stars explode in a fiery supernova after they run out of fuel and collapse. Regular stars die less spectacularly, but the remnants can still be gorgeous. Case in point is ...
04:55 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Hawk-eyed police seize drone flown over Wimbledon
If you own a drone and want to take it for a quick test flight, heed our advice: don't fly anywhere near large sporting venues. Police arrested a pilot for filming Premier League football matches in M...
04:35 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Sky's making a kids app that will rival Netflix and YouTube
When Sky announced the launch of a new Kids section on its set-top boxes, it immediately put Google and Netflix in its crosshairs. On-demand TV shows and movies were suddenly front and centre on the h...
03:00 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Barclaycard steps up its contactless game with three new NFC devices
If you didn't know, Britain now prefers cashless payments to notes and coins. Contactless cards play a big part in the shift away from cash, but as technology evolves, smartphones and wearables are be...
02:41 am -04 - Mon, June 29, 2015
Engadget Researchers have broken the capacity limits of fiber optic networks
You can allay those fears that the fiber optic network of that delivers your internet is going to overload. At UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute, engineers not only broke the supposed limits of fiber ...
11:50 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Floating robots will find out what keeps the Indian Ocean healthy
Believe it or not, scientists don't know a lot about how the Indian Ocean works. Without many samples, researchers are frequently left in the dark about the ways that fish, plankton and other aquatic ...
10:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Startups can ask investors for cash through Twitter
Your favorite internet startup might not just be using Twitter for business news and sales pitches in the near future -- the US Securities and Exchange Commission has greenlit using the social network...
09:46 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Stretchy conductive ink puts computing power on your clothes
Those dreams of having computers in your clothing might be more realistic than you think. Japanese researchers have developed a printable conductive ink that maintains a circuit even when you stretch ...
08:43 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds
In the hunt for planets around distant stars, the stars themselves are often the worst enemy. They're so bright that you rarely spot anything smaller than a gas giant, which isn't much help when you'r...
07:31 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Here's how Google checks for lag on your Android phone
Yes, Google hates lag on smartphones as much as you do -- enough so that the search giant has a robot dedicated to spotting that delay between your finger input and what happens on screen. Meet the Ch...
06:27 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Facebook wants to give your photo uploads a Snapchat-like flair
Facebook may be not as in tune with the teen crowd as Snapchat, but that isn't stopping it from trying to fit in. TechCrunch has discovered that Facebook is testing an iOS photo uploader that lets you...
05:14 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Apple Music will play on Sonos speakers by the end of the year
When Apple Music showed up, one of the biggest questions was whether or not it would get at least the same level of third-party hardware support as Beats. Will you have to chuck your Sonos speakers in...
03:55 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Formula E's first season of electric racing comes to a close
After several months of occasionally intense competition, Formula E's first season of all-electric racing is over. Virgin Racing's Sam Bird has won the second race of the London ePrix, while NEXTEV TC...
02:39 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Google-powered beer fridge translates thirst in 40 languages
Better brush up on your language skills... they might just get you a free drink. Google and Thinking Box have teamed up to create Molson's Global Beer Fridge, an appliance that depends on Google's rea...
01:14 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Apple Music arrives June 30th at 11AM Eastern, Beats 1 an hour later
Determined to try Apple Music and its accompanying Beats 1 radio the very moment they're available on June 30th? The streaming service's senior director, Ian Rogers, is happy to help those early adopt...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Ryan Seacrest's iPad keyboard is surprisingly good, but expensive
It's hard to expect much from Typo, a company that was co-founded by Ryan Seacrest and whose legal tango with BlackBerry has forced it to stop selling phone keyboards. But with its new iPad keyboard, ...
10:51 am -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket breaks up shortly after launch (updated)
Today is not a good day for private spaceflight. SpaceX and NASA have confirmed that a Falcon 9 rocket broke up shortly after launching on a resupply mission for the International Space Station. It's ...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: hoverboards and a 3D-printed car
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.A working hoverboard has been the elusive dream of Back to ...
07:08 am -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Fitbit tracking data comes up in another court case
When you wear Fitbit or any other fitness tracker and smartwatch, you not only monitor your physical activities, you also collect data about yourself -- data that can apparently be used against you in...
03:54 am -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Uber's latest service takes you across continents in a speed boat
Never mind using ridesharing services to get across cities -- Uber wants to take you across continents. The company has launched a permanent version of its UberBoat service in Istanbul that shuttles y...
01:21 am -04 - Sun, June 28, 2015
Engadget Robotic vines illustrate chaos theory and the Butterfly Effect
We've seen capacitive-touch-enabled plants before, but the robotic vines and leaves of Branching Systems are something altogether different. And, perhaps craziest of all, they respond to your presence...
11:15 pm -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget Tougher encryption guidelines close a back door for NSA spies
The US' National Institute of Standards and Technology is more than a little worried that its encryption guideilnes have been creating back doors for spies, and it's changing its tune in order to plug...
09:27 pm -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget Samsung tech would nearly double your phone's battery life
Don't like that your Galaxy S6 conks out before you're finished for the day? Samsung might offer some relief in the future. Its scientists have developed lithium-ion battery technology that promises m...
09:27 pm -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget Samsung's next-gen tech would nearly double your phone's battery life
Don't like that your Galaxy S6 conks out before you're finished for the day? Samsung might offer some relief in the future. Its scientists have developed lithium-ion battery technology that promises m...
07:43 pm -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget E.Dams-Renault wins Formula E's first team title
The all-electric Formula E racing league is on the cusp of finishing its inaugural season, and it's already handing out the first prizes. The E.dams-Renault team has clinched the Formula E's first-eve...
06:09 pm -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget Resupply mission to ferry a meteor shower camera to the ISS
There's a lot at stake with Falcon 9's June 28th launch. SpaceX plans to use the opportunity to test if its rocket can successfully land on a barge, and the ISS crew needs all the supplies Dragon is c...
04:40 pm -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget Asteroid-bound spacecraft gets its first scientific instrument
NASA has begun attaching scientific instruments to the OSIRIS-REx probe, just over a year before it starts making its way to asteroid Bennu. The first instrument to arrive at Lockheed Martin's HQ is A...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget For post-Snowden cloud startups, privacy proves a hard sell
In the two years since Edward Snowden's revelations about pervasive government monitoring of the Internet first made the news, developers have worked to build hardware and software to help Web users r...
01:31 pm -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget Apple reportedly starts making force-sensitive iPhones
Those rumors of a pressure-sensitive iPhone just gained a little more weight. Bloomberg sources claim that Apple has begun "early production" of iPhone models that incorporate Force Touch input. Full-...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget Watson's spicy, ginger-laced gazpacho
'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...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget The photos you (probably) won't find on Instagram
Photography reached the mainstream early on; Kodak's Brownie made daily snapshots accessible and Polaroid's Instamatic provided instant gratification. Now we can capture and share moments on a whim wi...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Roku's plan to take on Apple, Amazon and Google
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...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget #ICYMI: A flying roto-car, HoloLens in space and more
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07:18 am -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget Microsoft plugs OneDrive storage into your Chromecast
In case you needed another way to beam photos and videos to your Chromecast, the Android OneDrive app has you covered. The latest update for Microsoft's cloud-storage service will take all those gorge...
03:49 am -04 - Sat, June 27, 2015
Engadget BBM's $1 privacy add-on offers private chat, message editing
BlackBerry's introducing a $1 privacy subscription for folks who continue to use Messenger on iOS, Android and its own platform. It will totally replace the old "timed and retracted messages" option, ...
11:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Self-assembling gauss gun idea would heal patients from the inside
A research team from the University of Houston and Boston Children's Hospital debuted a novel new approach to internal medicine: using a swarm of tiny, noninvasive robots as a gauss gun to shoot medic...
09:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget 'Shenmue 3' creator Yu Suzuki is taking questions live on Twitch
Whether you've already eagerly thrown money at the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter or are skeptically viewing the explanations, you can hear more directly from the man in charge tonight. Shenmue creator Yu Suzu...
07:59 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Samsung PCs will unblock Windows Update 'in a few days'
Looks like Samsung is finally getting around to patching the SW Update software that has been disabling Windows Update. The company has issued a statement on the issue, which was initially discovered ...
07:16 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget All-in-one camera ball scouts dangerous locations
Imagine how much easier it would be if first responders could search inside collapsed buildings, or if police could scope out a suspect's room for danger before breaking in. That's the driving force b...
05:33 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Yahoo's redesigned mobile search looks a lot like Google's
Yahoo has been pushing hard to be people's default search engine on every device. Before it can make that happen, though, the company knows its product must be improved drastically. As part of these e...
04:33 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Google offers a way to check your Project Fi invite status
If you signed up for Google's Project Fi phone service, Mountain View now offers a way to check your invite status. TechCrunch reports the company alerted those who signed up via email about the new f...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Mythbusting with 'Mr. Hyperloop'
Dirk Ahlborn is two hours behind schedule, and it's no surprise, since the project that he represents has the potential to change the world. He's the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one ...
03:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Meerkat's embeddable player puts your streams all over the web
Want people to see your Meerkat streams in more places? Well, you're in luck. The company announced an embeddable player today, a feature allows you to place your channel on the web so that folks don'...
03:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget SiriusXM will pay $210 million to use songs recorded before 1972
Before now, satellite radio company SiriusXM wasn't paying royalties on the catalog recorded before 1972 that it beamed to customers. Today, the company agreed to pay $210 million for those songs, com...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Can technology solve America's literacy problem?
Roughly 36 million adults in the United States read English at or below a third-grade level. For a predominantly English-speaking country, that's a massive problem. Without an elementary knowledge of ...
01:57 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Facebook lets users 'celebrate pride' with rainbow filter
If you're a fan of the Supreme Court's ruling today that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, Facebook has your profile-pride needs on lock. While logged into Facebook, head to facebook.com/ce...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Facebook makes it easier for iPhone users to find links
Facebook's about to make it easier for you to find and share links while you're on the move. The social network has updated its iPhone application with a new feature that lets users search for article...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Fruit scraps and algae: It's what's for dinner
Supercomputers are dreaming up crazy new ways to cook the food that we have today, but will we eat the same things in the future? For instance, when news of California's drought began to hit, people w...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget The best portable USB battery pack for daily use
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com.Smartphone batteries don't always last throu...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget How a file format brought an industry to its knees
MP3. It's the format that revolutionized the way music's been consumed since the late '90s. When Karlheinz Brandenburg, a German acoustics engineer, discovered that an audio file could be compressed d...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses
Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about the impact DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ might have on our skies. Up to that point, drones (or quadcoptors/multirotors, for the purists) had been slowly edging th...
10:29 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget China says 'absurd logic' is behind US hacking accusations
China isn't taking accusations that it's connected to the recent hack of US government employee data lying down. "We have noticed that the US is still investigating, but feels that China is responsibl...
10:22 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' piracy is rampant, but UK TV smashes records too
Whether they're tuning in as it airs or grabbing a copy via their favourite file-sharing site, people just can't get enough of Game of Thrones. The fifth season has only just drawn to a close, but dur...
09:59 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Uber defiant in the face of French ridesharing crackdown
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve today launched a legal action to permanently shut down UberPOP, Uber's non-professional ride service, according to Reuters. The move follows a protest agains...
09:28 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Lenovo wants you to decide if it should build this retro ThinkPad
IBM's original boxy, black ThinkPads, exemplified by the seminal 1994 700c model, are beloved by laptop design aficionados. But would such a style (in a much thinner package, of course) fly in today's...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Amazon's Treasure Truck, mood-altering wearables and more
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08:37 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget SpaceX recounts past mistakes before next barge test landing
Everyone at SpaceX must be crossing their fingers right now, as the company prepares for another barge landing attempt on Sunday, June 28th. While CEO Elon Musk said the original droneship was fine af...
08:20 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget BT doesn't want the burden of building landlines anymore
BT has asked Ofcom to relax requirements imposed on its Openreach network arm to provide traditional telephone services, with the expectation VoIP systems "will be used nationwide by 2025." Currently,...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget The flying car has arrived and it looks scary as hell
Deliver packages by drone? Yawn! Thorstin Crijns aims to transport people by multicopter, flying car style, and he actually built a brilliant/insane working prototype. A typical quadcopter won't cut i...
07:50 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Twitter's Wimbledon emoji will let you ace your tweets
Twitter knows it plays a big role in delivering sports news, but it also hosts millions of conversations around the biggest events. To help get users in the spirit, the company has launched emoji for ...
07:34 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget YouTube still has a way to go before its ad-free tier launches
YouTube might have Music Key in its hat (sort of), but apparently it's having issues locking down deals for the proposed ad-free subscription service that'd cover the rest of its media. Google's video...
06:33 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget FLIR's thermal camera is out for iOS, Android to follow
That second-gen FLIR One thermal camera we saw earlier this year is now available for iPhones and iPads, with the Android version shipping in July. If the last time you've heard about it was back in 2...
05:32 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget NASA's under-ice rover takes fish pics in warm waters
NASA has started testing its new Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration (BRUIE) prototype, and as you can see above, it looks markedly different from its predecessor. It's taller, thicker, has rotati...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Audi is helping to make a moon rover for Google's Lunar Xprize
In a possible bid to make the most stylish entry yet for Google's Lunar XPRIZE, Audi has announced that it's teaming up with Part-Time Scientists, a German team working to put its rover on the moon. T...
04:13 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Netflix Card is your pay-as-you-go gateway to binge watching
In the UK, if you want to sign up for Netflix, your options are basically PayPal or your bank card. With the Netflix Card, however, the company has just introduced a new pay-as-you-go option, allowing...
03:21 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Crazy fast X-ray laser catches chemical reactions in the act
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC laboratory have taken a "molecular movie" of a chemical reaction for the first time. The results of their research could give new insights into to how che...
02:01 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Shoot cyborgs in 'Terminator Genisys' game before the movie starts
When you head out to watch Terminator Genisys next week, you might want to get to the theater a little early. Not just to get good seats, but also to play a game on your phone before the movie starts....
12:57 am -04 - Fri, June 26, 2015
Engadget Stanford researchers find a cheaper, better way to make hydrogen gas
A team of researchers from Stanford University unveiled an easier and more efficient way to strip hydrogen atoms from water molecules on Thursday. It's still the same electrolysis method that's been i...
11:29 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's supercharged presentation app arrives on iOS
Last year, Microsoft expanded its Office 365 productivity suite with Sway, a service that gave users a simple way to create and publish content on the internet. The only caveat was you could only use ...
10:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget #EngadgetLive Boston is just three weeks away!
We're getting pumped for our first Engadget Live event of the year, taking place at Boston's Royale Nightclub on July 17th from 7pm-10pm. Not only will you experience the latest in technology local to...
09:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget El Capitan beta has clues about new iMac, Bluetooth remote
Apple's latest El Capitan beta for developers has a few Easter eggs hidden in its codes, which hint at possible new products on the way. 9to5Mac has unearthed some very telling references to future ha...
08:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget This robotic bricklayer can build a house in two days
For all the modern tools and heavy machinery found on construction sites these days, one aspect has remained a decidedly manual labor: bricklaying. Just as they did 6000 years ago when masonry was fir...
07:59 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Missouri Guardsmen go on virtual patrol
National Guard troops from the 35th Engineer Brigade take a breather during simulated patrol and building clearance at Fort Leonard Wood in the Missouri Ozarks. Part of the Dismounted Soldier Training...
07:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Amazon 'Instant Previews' let friends peek at what you're reading
It's been a busy day for Amazon, with announcements about its voice tech efforts and, wait for it, a Treasure Truck that offers on-the-go deals to people. But there's more where that came from. If you...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Exploring 'Lego Jurassic World' brick by brick
In just under two weeks, Jurassic World has absolutely demolished box office records around the globe and has raked in over $1 billion to date according to Box Office Mojo. The film series is a natura...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Women, LGBT least safe on Facebook, despite 'real name' policy
Despite Facebook's insistence that its "real names" policy keeps its users safe, a new report reveals that Facebook is the least safe place for women online. And things are turning more explosive, as ...
05:46 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget NASA is putting Microsoft's HoloLens to work in space
When its mixed reality headset was first announced, Microsoft touted its ability to lend a hand in a variety of enterprise scenarios. The company teamed up with NASA for Sidekick: a project that is pu...
05:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Experience the OnePlus 2 cellphone launch July 27th in VR
OnePlus has heard your frustration about the drip-feeding of information leading to its next phone, but according to co-founder Carl Pei, it's going to "keep doing things differently." For the OnePlus...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's CEO rallies the troops with a new mission statement
It was only a matter of time until Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella updated the company's mission statement with his own twist, and today, a week after a major executive shakeup, he revealed it a "State of...
04:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Tumblr TV makes sure you never run out of GIFs to watch
You already know Tumblr is like GIF heaven. But now, with Tumblr TV, the social network wants to make the animated-image viewing experience better for people. Not only does the newly minted site let y...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget How Intel's Ayse Ildeniz got fashion designers and engineers to play nice
By Sarah Lawson, Fast CompanyWhen Intel unveiled the MICA smart bracelet designed with fashion house Opening Ceremony last fall, the news came amid a flood of other, similar announcements. Buzz surrou...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget 'Sailor Moon' in a post-apocalyptic pigeon-dating simulator
Hatoful Boyfriend is a pigeon-dating simulator. You read that correctly and, yes, it means exactly what it sounds like. However, Hatoful Boyfriend is also much more than a pigeon-dating simulator: It'...
03:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Vertu's latest 'basic' luxury phone goes well with your Bentley
So you just bought a fresh Bentley, but you're worried that it clashes with the look of your basic cellphone? Never fear, as Vertu is coming to your (totally unnecessary) rescue. The luxury phone make...
02:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Google's unique self-driving cars hit the streets of Mountain View
Google has been testing self-driving cars on the roads of Mountain View for a while, but now the company's own models are hitting the streets. Last month, Google announced that its rather unique vehic...
02:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget UK spy agency found to be conducting unauthorized surveillance... on itself
We're still learning about all the different surveillance tactics and targets of the UK's GCHQ spy agency, but the latest organization found to have been snooped on unnecessarily may surprise you. Whe...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Apple yanks games with Confederate flags from the App Store
Following the lead of other major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Etsy and eBay in removing products featuring the Confederate flag, Apple has reportedly begun removing apps that feature the Stars and...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Apple yanks games with Confederate flags from the App Store (update)
Following the lead of other major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Etsy and eBay in removing products featuring the Confederate flag, Apple has reportedly begun removing apps that feature the Stars and...
01:26 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget GM working on over-the-air updates for future vehicles
Over the past few weeks, General Motors has focused on bringing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support to its vehicles. While this functionality is great for drivers, the company's current infotainmen...
01:12 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Ikea to trial smaller UK stores for picking up online orders
Most Ikea stores are massive, bustling places located far from the high street and built-up urban areas. Visiting one isn't a problem if you have a large car and a few hours to spare -- but for many p...
01:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Building a high-end racing sim setup with $1,800 in gaming accessories
When it comes to racing games, and especially simulator-style titles, using a standard controller is fine for casual, laid-back play. But the genre really comes into its own with a dedicated wheel/ped...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget GM adds real-time theft alerts to OnStar
Ring! "Hello?" Car: "It's your car." You: "My what?" Car: "I've just been stolen and have alerted the authorities." Okay, that's a call nobody wants, but GM has just added a feature to its OnStar secu...
12:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Amazon is offering Echo voice tech to other manufacturers
Now that Amazon's voice-controlled Echo speaker is available to everyone, the company is hinting at third-party devices that will make use of the same voice tech that powers the Echo's built-in assist...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Redefining the purity ring
"I know that we can't change people's behavior," says Irina Rymshina, "but in later life they may want children and they certainly don't want cancer. I think that we can help them." She's talking abou...
11:58 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Taylor Swift brings '1989' to Apple Music after all
Taylor Swift demonstrated her power in the entertainment industry when she wrote an open, widely publicized letter to Apple slamming the company for not paying artists during Apple Music's three-month...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Treasure Truck is like an ice cream truck for deals
You can't really blame Amazon for being afraid to try something new. While we await drone-powered deliveries, Amazon is launching a new service called "Treasure Truck" that's basically the equivalent ...
11:35 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Jawbone's Up3 fitness band hits the UK just weeks after the Up2
At long last, Jawbone's Up3 fitness tracker is available in the UK. It's been almost eight months since the health band was first announced, so we suspect many Brits have forgotten about it entirely o...
11:22 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget UberPOP ban proposed in France as protests block airports
In response to taxi drivers protesting UberPOP by blocking major transportation routes in France, the country's interior minister has proposed a nationwide ban on the service. Taxi drivers completely ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget At E3, I saw the missing pieces of the VR puzzle
The excitement around virtual reality may have started when Sony unveiled Project Morpheus last year, but last week's E3 was its coming out party. The thing is, I've been around long enough to remembe...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Designer uses algorithms to create unique knit scarves
If you fall within the intersection of a Venn diagram, wherein circle A is labeled "knitting enthusiast" and circle B is "math geek," then you've got to see this Kickstarter campaign. It's called Knit...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Public library app Hoopla adds DC comics to its lineup
DC comics have been available digitally for a while. But while some public libraries have carried physical DC titles, you couldn't check them out digitally. Starting today, though, fans of reading com...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Yahoo's trying to trick you into switching search engines
Thinking about how much you'd like to try Yahoo's search engine instead of Google or even Bing? Us neither, but you may end up with it anyway if you're not careful during your next Java update. CEO Ma...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile's JUMP early upgrade plan lets you swap phones even more
These days, T-Mobile's not just trying to trip up its far bigger rivals -- it's sprucing up some of its own features, too. The carrier just announced some hefty changes to its JUMP early upgrade progr...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile's new early upgrade plan lets you swap phones even more
These days, T-Mobile's not just trying to trip up its bigger rivals -- it's sprucing up some of its own features, too. The carrier just announced an improved way to handle early upgrades, and it could...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Pharrell, Drake and Elton John will DJ on Apple's Beats 1
With Apple Music launching in less than a week, much of the focus has been on its relationship with artists and the royalties it pays. Thanks to Taylor Swift, it appears to have weathered its minor st...
09:13 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Atom is a new UK bank that'll have no branches, just apps
Banking is a bit of an old boys' club dominated by a few huge, lumbering corporations, but up-start Atom thinks it's time for a new player with a different approach. Atom wants to take mobile banking ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Street view climbing, a "real" hoverboard and more
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09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Samsung invests in another crowdfunded VR company
Just because Samsung is extra-cozy with Oculus doesn't mean that it's putting all its virtual reality eggs in one basket. Samsung Ventures has invested an unspecified amount of cash into Fove, the com...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Google could build a hoverboard, but won't
Buried deep in the bowels of Google's top-secret X lab is the technology that could, theoretically, enable us to all have a Back to the Future-style hoverboard. Unfortunately, according to the lab's d...
08:02 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Google's next data center will be a converted coal plant
Google is constructing another data center in the US, but the location it's settled on might surprise you. Instead of building a site from scratch, the company has decided to redevelop an old coal pow...
06:55 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget Apple and indie publishers are still ironing out Music deals
Apple recently gave in to indie labels' demands for proper compensation during its three-month Music trial, thanks in part to Taylor "Catastrophe" Swift. Now, Billboard and The New York Times have rev...
05:16 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget UK plans world's first artificial blood transfusions by 2017
To better treat specialist patients, scientists have experimented with lab-grown organs and cells for some time. For the NHS, maintaining UK blood supplies is also high on the agenda, so it's been wor...
03:46 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget NASA's sending astronauts underwater to train for spacewalks
What's the best way to simulate the conditions of outer space here on Earth? Go to the bottom of the ocean, of course. NASA has actually been sending astronauts to an underwater habitat for years unde...
03:46 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget NASA takes to the sea to test new space tools
What's the best way to simulate the conditions of outer space here on Earth? Go to the bottom of the ocean, of course. NASA has actually been sending astronauts to an underwater habitat for years unde...
01:52 am -04 - Thu, June 25, 2015
Engadget 'Batman: Arkham Knight' for PCs pulled because of glitches
If you've been holding off from buying Batman: Arkham Knight for Windows due to reports of numerous performance issues, low quality textures and glitches, its publisher Warner Brother Games agrees. Th...
11:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget HBO's 'Ballers' and 'The Brink' pilots now up on Facebook
Looks like Facebook's video efforts have been paying off lately. The social network has scored two more series premieres after Amazon's Catastrophe, and both are from HBO: Dwayne Johnson-starrer Balle...
11:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Nintendo includes same-sex marriages in 'Fire Emblem Fates'
Nintendo has a rocky past when it comes to same-sex relationships in its games, but the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates for its 3DS handheld should change that. There are a few different options to choose ...
10:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile's iPhones are getting the 'blue screen of death'
If you've been having problems with your T-Mobile iPhone, you're not alone. A lot of people have been experiencing random freezes, restarts and (this is not a joke, folks) the dreaded blue screen of d...
09:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Bungie apologizes to 'Destiny' players by selling them stuff
At E3 Bungie announced The Taken King expansion for Destiny, and as we explained this morning that didn't go over very well with existing players. One of the main reasons is that, aside from a $40 pri...
09:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget 'Shenmue 3' creator explains how Sony is helping out
When the word got out that Shenmue 3 was getting financial help from Sony, not just E3 stage time, some gamers understandably flipped out. Were Yu Suzuki and crew duping fans into supporting a big-bud...
08:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget IFTTT's automation app can watch your Android phone's battery
Thanks to a slew of updates, IFTTT's automation apps just became decidedly more useful -- especially if you're religious about your smartphone's battery. If for Android now includes a battery channel,...
07:42 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Picasa's Web Albums work again for some reason
Back in 2013, Picasa users suddenly found themselves being automatically redirected to Google+'s web albums rather than the site they were familiar with. Of course, in light of Google's subsequent ann...
06:54 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Polaroid's tiny Cube camera now packs WiFi
The Polaroid Cube, released last year, is nowhere near matching the quality of a GoPro. Still, this pocketable camera can be a good accessory for those times you can't, or won't, use a smartphone to t...
06:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Artist paints a 328-foot-long line of code at Twitter's office
Qinmin Liu, the tech-savvy artist who offered replica kidneys in exchange for gold Apple Watches, is back with a new project -- and this one is every bit as audacious and full of social commentary as ...
06:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Artist paints a 328-foot-long line of code at Twitter's building (updated)
Qinmin Liu, the tech-savvy artist who offered replica kidneys in exchange for gold Apple Watches, is back with a new project -- and this one is every bit as audacious and full of social commentary as ...
05:27 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Latest Qi spec promises fast wireless charging for your phone
Before long, you won't have to choose between charging your phone quickly and plunking it on a convenient wireless charger. The Wireless Power Consortium has rolled out a new version of the Qi standar...
04:58 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Samsung doesn't want Windows Update running on your computer
As if you needed another reason to do a clean install of WIndows with any new computer, Samsung's got you covered. It turns out that a piece of the bloatware from the OEM is apparently disabling Windo...
04:58 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Samsung doesn't want Windows Update running on your computer (update)
As if you needed another reason to do a clean install of WIndows with any new computer, Samsung's got you covered. It turns out that a piece of the bloatware from the OEM is apparently disabling Windo...
04:27 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Color-changing condoms could tell which VD you just got
A group of teenage inventors have struck upon a clever (albeit still very conceptual) way to alert folks to the presence of various venereal diseases before the burning starts: fluorescing condoms tha...
03:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Going 'off the grid' with BioLite's BaseCamp stove
Tent? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Spare battery packs to stave off the fear of being disconnected from the grid? Double check. Earlier this month, I loaded up the aforementioned gear for a quick weeke...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget 'Driveclub' finally reaches PlayStation Plus on June 25th
Remember how Sony promised you a free version of Driveclub with your PlayStation Plus subscription about, oh, two years ago? You'll finally get to claim it this week. The Plus Edition of Evolution Stu...
03:08 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Nintendo's adorable shooter 'Splatoon' sells 1 million copies
For the most part, Nintendo kept quiet during E3 2015 -- at least in comparison to PlayStation and Xbox. But today the company's celebrating a huge milestone for Splatoon, the magical third-person sho...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Red Bullshit: How 'Destiny' lost support of its biggest fans
Last week, Destiny developer Bungie was riding high following the reveal of the game's biggest expansion to date, The Taken King. Gamers were excited to learn about the new subclasses, missions, weapo...
02:25 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Six incredible 3D-printed buildings
By Cat Distasio, Inhabitat3D printing has opened up a new frontier for design, and the technology is progressing by leaps and bounds. Whereas the first 3D printers could only produce tiny trinkets and...
02:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget The Blade is a 3D-printed supercar
3D printing technology has already revolutionized the aeronautics industry. Manufacturers can create lighter, stronger components at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional production methods. ...
01:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Translogic 179: DARPA Robotics Challenge
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01:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Facebook Messenger no longer needs a Facebook account
Facebook wants as many people using Messenger as possible... and after today, that includes people who aren't using Facebook at all. Anyone in the US, Canada, Peru and Venezuela can now sign up for Me...
12:53 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Cablevision boosts internet speeds enough to make the FCC happy
If you subscribe to Cablevision's standard Optimum Online service, we have good news: you're getting a free upgrade. The company has boosted the download speed on its core internet tier from 15Mbps to...
12:25 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Resident Advisor's app leads you to the nearest rave
Electronic dance music is booming far, wide and loud at spectacular festivals. As per Ibiza's International Music Summit report, the EDM industry in North America alone rakes in $1.6 billion from live...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Super Awkward Grandma on Facebook
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12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Disney's Playmation toys let kids feel like an Avenger
The rise of smartphones and tablets has forced entertainment firms, such as Disney, to design themed toys that can come to life and build a story around them. That's the case for Playmation, a platfor...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Amazon Prime's first HDR videos are here
Determined to watch streaming video with the maximum color range possible? You now have your chance. As promised, Amazon Prime Instant Video is now offering high dynamic range (HDR) videos to American...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Amazon Prime's first wave of HDR videos is here
Determined to watch streaming video with the maximum color range possible? You now have your chance. As promised, Amazon Prime Instant Video is now offering high dynamic range (HDR) videos to American...
11:16 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Office apps officially launch for (some) Android phones
Right, well that was fairly quick. Microsoft gave us a taste of how its Office apps would look on Android phones in a preview just last month, and now they're ready for public consumption. Word, Power...
10:25 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget B&O's H8 wireless headphones offer stellar audio at a steep price
I'm pretty vocal about my love for Bang and Olufsen's BeoPlay H6 headphones. To me, they're the best wired set I've used in the last three years and they still hold their own against newer rivals, eve...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Foursquare and Swarm: Breaking up is never easy
More than a year ago, Foursquare decided to split its app in two. The main app was now focused on location discovery, while Swarm was created to handle the social check-in side of things. The reason? ...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget 'Blackshades' webcam spying ring leader gets over 4 years in prison
A year and a half following his arrest, the leader of the 'Blackshades' hacking ring is going behind bars. An American judge has sentenced Alex Yucel to 57 months (4.75 years) in prison after he pled ...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget 'Blackshades' webcam spying ring leader gets over four years in prison
A year and a half following his arrest, the leader of the 'Blackshades' hacking ring is going behind bars. An American judge has sentenced Alex Yucel to 57 months (4.75 years) in prison after he pled ...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Apple Music wins indie label love and its first exclusive song
Pharrell Williams has announced that his upcoming song Freedom will be exclusive to Apple Music, the first of no doubt many such announcements to come. The news isn't a huge a surprise, considering th...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget #ICYMI: A cockroach robot, new half-boat drones and more
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08:50 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget UK Apple Pay transactions won't be limited forever
When Apple finally confirmed it was launching Apple Pay in the UK, questions over how it would operate immediately surfaced. Between supporting banks and retailers, it became clear that transactions w...
08:37 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget SEC investigates financial hackers attacking biotech firms
The Securities and Exchange Commission doesn't usually investigate cyberattacks, but it's making an exception this time to hunt for a group of hackers known as FIN4. The group reportedly breaks into c...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Ford gets serious with self-driving and 3D printing tech
Ford's new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto must be doing well. The autonomous driving technologies the company's been developing in the facility, which are all part of its "Smart Mobility"...
07:09 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Climb 'El Capitan' with Google's first vertical Street View
Google has taken us to some high places before, but it just gave Street View users a climber's-eye-view of a sheer cliff for the first time. Amusingly, it chose to kick off the project at Yosemite's "...
06:37 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Amazon makes it more expensive to get people to do stuff for you
Mechanical Turk, Amazon's "human intelligence task" marketplace is about to get slightly more expensive. For the first time since 2005, the company is going to increase the cut it takes from each tran...
05:44 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Research spat turns a GM lamb with jellyfish DNA into lunch
There's a scandale playing out at a genetic research facility that caused a valuable lab sheep to end up as someone's gigot d'agneau dinner. France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA...
05:17 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget London's Mayor plans Knowledge-like test for Uber drivers
London's Mayor wants Uber drivers to pass a test similar to the "Knowledge" before they can start working in the capital. In a State of London debate, Boris Johnson said it wasn't fair that taxi drive...
04:51 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Ford wants customers to rent their cars to other people
Although Ford's main business is selling cars, it also operates a number of other services that help people do more with them. It's app-based GoDrive service already allows Brits to rent a car on a pa...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget The next Ubuntu phone is here, but you'll need an invite
Another Ubuntu phone, another unusual launch. After the BQ Aquaris E4.5, which debuted with a series of online flash sales, Canonical is following up with an invite-only handset built by Meizu. Yep, t...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget EE's free Power Bar chargers are back in stock
Mobile operators aren't often recognised for their benevolence, but EE caught everyone's attention when it started handing out free portable mobile chargers to customers. In fact, it received over a m...
02:40 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget Ford's latest eBike breaks down to fit in your trunk
Ford is serious about marrying eBikes and cars and just revealed a new bike concept called the MoDe:Flex, complete with a new smartwatch app. Like other prototypes from its new Palo Alto Research and ...
12:39 am -04 - Wed, June 24, 2015
Engadget iPhone users can attach Drive files on Google Calendar
iPhone users can start associating files from Drive directly to Google Calendar events, thanks to the app playing catch up to its Android version. Those files can be documents, PDFs, work presentation...
11:09 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget The $300 'PITA' steals encryption keys with radio waves
Your computer is leaking information. It's not from the usual suspects: WiFi, Bluetooth or ethernet, but from radio waves originating from your processor. Researchers at Tel Aviv University and Israel...
10:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Meerkat reminds users that it has a points system
Did you know Meerkat has a points system? Yup, it's been around since launch, and there's even a Leaderboard that shows streamers with the highest scores, similar to the ones you see in games. Since i...
09:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Honda CR-Z will run Pikes Peak with full-EV power
Honda is hitting the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in this experimental CR-Z with an electric powertrain driving and steering all four wheels up the twisting mountain route.Honda is running...
08:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Google's urban tech lab is working on free, city-wide WiFi
When Google unveiled its urban improvement initiative, Sidewalk Labs, it left one big question: what was this new outfit actually working on? As of today, you should have a good idea. Sidewalk and a g...
08:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Lexus video teases a 'real' magnetic hoverboard
Yes, we know - it's 2015, the year Marty jumped to in Back to the Future 2 and you still don't have a hoverboard. Right on time, Lexus has presented the latest example from its "Amazing in Motion" ser...
07:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Tesla Model S drivers rack up over 1 billion miles
Apparently, Tesla Model S owners like to hit the road quite often. The electric car maker has revealed that Model S drivers have collectively notched up more than 1 billion miles, or enough usage to p...
06:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Face-tracking tech knows when you skip church services
More than two dozen churches around the world have installed a facial-recognition system that monitors which members of the flock have actually shown up for the Sunday sermon. The system is called Chu...
05:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget iOS 9 will delete apps to make room for system updates
Early adopters of iOS 9 beta 2 have discovered a new feature that will temporarily delete apps from overloaded devices when there isn't enough space to install system updates. Many users with the smal...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Netflix announces a 7-for-1 stock split
We've come a long way from Qwikster. Netflix's stock price has more than doubled since last December, and with prices of shares nearing $700 today it announced plans (PDF) for a 7-for-1 stock split. T...
04:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Experiment charges your Tesla with footsteps
Eventually, you might not have to find a charging station when you park your electric car downtown -- pedestrians could do the work instead. Pavegen has teamed up with Tesla to show off an experimenta...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget The best of Public Access Vol. 2: Robot friends, flaming Macs and more
Last week, you took us to the dark side of customer support with your worst IT nightmares, and at least a couple of your stories felt like the opening scenes of a Sci-Fi thriller. Carl Zetie took us b...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget NASA tests sense-and-avoid system for commercial UAVs
NASA's testing a sense-and-avoid system that will allow fully-autonomous, commercial UAVs to operate in civilian airspace. The trials are being held at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Californ...
03:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget BMW's concept motorcycle carries your surfboard
Like surfing, but would rather not strap your board to a big, stuffy car? BMW's Concept Path 22 motorcycle would let you travel lighter and enjoy the open road. The retro-inspired scrambler (a bike me...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Amazon, eBay and others to stop selling Confederate flags
Many prominent online retailers have vowed to remove all items bearing the Confederate flag from their websites following a mass shooting last week at a historic black church in Charleston, South Caro...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Amazon, eBay and others to stop selling Confederate flags (update)
Many prominent online retailers have vowed to remove all items bearing the Confederate flag from their websites following a mass shooting last week at a historic black church in Charleston, South Caro...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget The Rock will fight a giant gorilla in a 'Rampage' film
Just after rescuing his family from The Big One in San Andreas, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to save the world in a film adaptation of Midway's arcade classic Rampage, Deadline reports. Now, you m...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy A8 should be its thinnest smartphone yet
Samsung isn't synonymous with extra-thin smartphones -- that distinction usually goes to Chinese vendors like Gionee or Oppo. However, you may have to rethink that reputation very shortly. Samsung's a...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget The road to Mars: NASA's next 30 years
What will NASA be up to by 2030? The space agency (and even President Barack Obama) hopes it will be close to launching a manned mission to the surface of Mars. But, before that's possible, there's a ...
01:58 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget One day, you'll fine-tune hearing aids yourself
Hearing aids are supposed to help you resume a normal life, but they sometimes make things worse -- and when most clinics aren't prepared to calibrate the devices, it's tempting to ditch them altogeth...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget 'The Last Guardian' is a stripped-down sort of beautiful
The Last Guardian needs to be perfect. Fans of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have been waiting for this, the third game from director Fumito Ueda, since it was announced in 2009. As issues with its p...
01:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Google's new health watch will keep tabs on patients' vitals
Google unveiled a new wearable today, though it won't be competing with the Apple Watch any time soon. Developed by Google X (the company's advanced research division), the experimental device is gear...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Hulu hooks up with Showtime to make internet TV more like cable
Showtime is following HBO's lead and launching an internet-only version of its service in July, but cutting the cable doesn't mean the bundle is going away. In a first for Hulu, it's adding the networ...
12:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Instagram's revamped photo exploration helps you follow trends
Want to see all the Instagram shots coming out of that big music festival? It should be much easier after today. Instagram is releasing new versions of its Android and iOS apps whose overhauled Explor...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Gmail's most useful experimental feature, 'Undo Send,' gets official
For anyone who's ever sent an angry/pathetic/embarrassing email that they've instantly regretted, Gmail's experimental "Undo Send" feature has been a lifesaver. Now, it's becoming an official part of ...
12:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Panoz wants an all-electric, arrow-shaped car racing at Le Mans
Panoz's arrow-shaped DeltaWing car concept technically hit the race track last year when Nissan's ZEOD RC prototype participated in Le Mans, but it wasn't exactly a dream come true. Nissan was no long...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Google Play Music takes on Spotify with free streaming
Google must not be content to sit on the sidelines as Spotify tries to conquer the streaming media world -- the internet behemoth has unveiled a free, ad-supported version of Google Play Music's strea...
11:40 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Lenovo is the latest to hop on the PC-on-a-stick bandwagon
Who knew that stick computers were suddenly in vogue? In the wake of pocket-sized desktops from Intel, Dell and Google, Lenovo is joining the fray with the Ideacentre 300 Stick. The extra-tiny Windows...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Rosetta comet probe will continue its mission until September 2016
The Rosetta comet probe just got a new lease on life... if not a terribly long one. The European Space Agency has extended the space explorer's mission from its original December end to September 2016...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Supercade: inside the Louvre of arcade museums
Most museums don't stimulate your senses with an onslaught of sounds and blinking lights. They definitely do not accept quarters as payment to fully enjoy the artwork. Despite this, the Supercade is a...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Trick Spotify into paying bands more with Eternify's 30-second loops
Want to help your favorite unknown artist make a little extra dough from Spotify? Eternify can lend a hand. The website games the streaming service's payouts by streaming 30-second clips from the arti...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Eternify tricks Spotify into paying bands more with 30-second loops (update)
If you don't mind completely ignoring the service's terms for a little extra dough from Spotify, Eternify can lend a hand. The website games the streaming service's payouts by streaming 30-second clip...
10:23 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget As the NFL gets sued over Sunday Ticket, NBA offers la carte games
If you're tired of bundles that force you to pay hundreds of dollars for games you'll never watch, two new developments might make you happy. First off, the NBA has announced that you can now buy indi...
09:58 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Amazon's voice control speaker is now available for all
While not every gadget Amazon throws to the wall sticks (cough Fire Phone), the Echo voice-controlled wireless speaker was a surprising smash. Though it's been on sale for quite awhile by invitation o...
09:44 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Cockroach-inspired robot can squeeze through tight spaces
Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a robotic cockroach that can crawl through the tightest of gaps. The team began by studying actual cockroaches, observing how they moved through the densely p...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget John Lewis starts selling smartphones
Upmarket retailer John Lewis has added a new product category to its electricals section today, as it starts selling smartphones for the first time. A curated selection of top handsets from the likes ...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Google lets you hide unwanted web notifications
When you launch a Google service like YouTube or Gmail on the web, there's always a little bell icon in the corner hiding a bundle of notifications. For many people, this feed is a complete mess and f...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Todoist's Android update makes it easier to stay organized
Todoist may be one of many to-do list apps available for your mobile device, but it's certainly a capable option. Today, the company announced a major redesign for its Android software that adds in fe...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Buick and GMC vehicles will support Android Auto and CarPlay
If you prefer to drive big honking Buick sedans and GMC trucks, you won't have to give up a phone-savvy infotainment system for the privilege. Both Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto are coming...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: An accident impeding big rig, hoverbikes and more
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09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Videophone lets kids call Grandma but not surf the web
Want to encourage your kids to stay in touch with family, but don't trust them with a smartphone? A product called the ILY family phone from startup Insensi may do the trick. It's designed to help you...
08:27 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Microrobotic tentacles pick up bugs without squishing them
Some researchers develop soft robots, while others specialize on building tiny ones. This robotic tentacle by a team of engineers from Iowa State University, however, is both soft and tiny. In fact, t...
07:57 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Online retailer experiments with junk mail you can't delete
Between promoted tweets, unduly specific banner ads and a never-ending onslaught of marketing emails, it's impossible to escape targeted advertising. Luckily, though, the white noise of the internet c...
07:35 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk's new (almost) gigabit broadband is actually affordable
While BT's broadband networks dominate the UK, other ISPs want to avoid giving their rival any more money by creating their own. Just yesterday, Virgin Media announced it had begun installing 152Mbps ...
06:46 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget BBC's Newsbeat app is its first aimed solely at young adults
BBC Radio 1 is struggling to keep young listeners tuned in. The station's audience has shrunk to its smallest size in over a decade, but the BBC believes it has a strategy: expanding Radio 1 beyond tr...
06:27 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Fancy testing Google's GoPro VR camera rig?
Google and GoPro teamed up to produce Jump, a VR camera-rig that'll record 360-degree footage using 16 of the little action cameras. Just a few weeks later and the search engine is asking if anyone wa...
05:03 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Epson's smart glasses are for tech-loving mechanics
For the mall-pounding public, smart glasses are a hard sell. The combo of dorky looks and, well, lack of actual need has strangled the few attempts to commercialize them. Epson (of printer fame) think...
03:40 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Asteroid Day seeks to find a way to protect our planet
NASA has recently teamed up with the National Nuclear Security Administration to look into the possibility of using nukes to save the Earth from serious asteroid threats. Both organizations have been ...
01:39 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Time Warner Cable faces net neutrality complaint
Time Warner Cable has made history by being one of the first (if not the first) broadband providers hit with a net neutrality complaint. Virtual server and streaming media provider Commercial Network ...
01:39 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Time Warner Cable receives the first net neutrality complaint
Time Warner Cable has made history by being one of the first (if not the first) broadband providers hit with a net neutrality complaint. Virtual server and streaming media provider Commercial Network ...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, June 23, 2015
Engadget Now you can try Watson's freaky-deaky recipes for yourself
If you think that a supercomputer can do a better job of inventing new meals than, say, Gordon Ramsey, then today's your lucky day. IBM is opening up its Chef Watson web app to the world, enabling ope...
11:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Kenyan slums dispense clean drinking water through ATMs
In many parts of Kenya's capital of Nairobi, clean water is difficult to come by. That often means taking your chances with dysentery from an impure source, or pay through the nose from a "water vendo...
10:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget 'Project Cars' developer is already crowdfunding a sequel
Now that Project Cars is finally out after several delays, Slightly Mad Studios has decided that it's time to begin raising funds for the game's sequel. According to its creators, who were also the fo...
09:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget UK spy agency broke rules when it snooped on civil rights groups
The spies at the UK's Government Communications Headquarters may swear that they're obeying the law, but that doesn't mean that everything they're doing is completely above-board. The Investigatory Po...
08:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Humans', 'Mr. Robot', Nina Simone on Netflix
We're back after an impromptu break, and while HBO has reloaded on its series (Ballers, Brink, True Detective S2), there's a lot new this week to look out for. For the creepy sci-fi vibe there are two...
07:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget NASA's version of 'Shark Tank' results in six aviation moonshots
NASA wants to change the way planes fly. As part of a new Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project, the agency's innovators recently formed teams to pitch their wildest ideas to a jury. Out of the 17 ...
06:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget This device helps the blind navigate by tingling their tongues
Remember the BrainPort, that device that helps the blind get around by sending electrical signals to their tongues? It's finally getting the green light. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared t...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Australia passes controversial law to block 'pirate' sites
Australia's senate has passed a controversial bill allowing sites hosted overseas that distribute pirated material to be blocked at the ISP level. But which sites to block is not up to the service pro...
05:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 testers can keep it for free, with a small catch
Microsoft made headlines last week when it seemingly announced that it would give away a free copy of the new OS to anyone who signed up to test it. Today however, the company has "clarified" that sta...
04:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Army and Air Force team up for laser-based landmine sweepers
Used to be that if the US military wanted to clear a roadway, runway or airfield of deadly IEDs (improvised explosive devices), they'd have to send in highly-trained and heavily armored explosive ordn...
04:32 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Facebook algorithm can recognize people if it can't see their face
A number of companies have developed photo software for facial recognition, but what happens when your face is partially hidden? What if it's completely covered up? Facebook's artificial intelligence ...
03:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Super-thin E Ink watch is the latest crowdfunding casualty
You're about to get an all-too-blunt reminder of why crowdfunding sites shouldn't be treated like stores. Central Standard Timing has shelved its extra-thin, Kickstarter-backed CST-01 watch after runn...
03:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Third-gen Moto G leak shows a new camera, not much else
The Moto G is quite the attractive handset for someone looking for a capable phone that's also very budget friendly. In fact, our own Chris Velazco calls it the best budget smartphone available. Thank...
02:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Robot agents will spare you from airport customs checks
If you're a frequent international flier, you know the pain of the customs check -- outside of the security inspection, it's one of the biggest hurdles you have to clear at the airport. You won't have...
02:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Swarm revives Foursquare's mayorships, restoring your self-worth
If you miss the early days of Foursquare, when checking into places was still novel and being mayor of your favorite hangout made you feel like royalty, get ready for a blast from the past. Foursquare...
02:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget LSTN's Encore headphone blends vintage looks with a feel-good factor
I first met Bridget and Joe -- the duo, and driving force behind LSTN headphones -- in a London pub. The enthusiasm for their altruistic headphones (a portion of each sale goes to the Starkey Hearing ...
01:32 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget The US military is developing Star Wars-style hoverbikes
Last time we heard from Malloy Aeronautics, it was testing hoverbike technology with a robot-carrying drone. A few months later, it's partnering with a Maryland-based defense company to develop a hove...
01:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Younger generations don't fear the robot revolution
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12:26 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Europol pledges to take down ISIL's social media accounts within two hours
Europol has announced that it's setting up a taskforce just to deal with Islamic State's social media accounts. In an interview with The Guardian, director Rob Wainwright pledged that officers would b...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget New Android Wear watch faces include Angry Birds and Hello Kitty
Android Wear aficionados already have more than 1,500 watch faces to choose from, but Google's thinking that you can never have too much of a good thing. That's why it's rolling out 17 more ways for y...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget You can now pre-order the Pebble Time smartwatch for $200
If you missed out on nabbing a Pebble Time smartwatch through the company's Kickstarter campaign, now's your chance to order one. The wearable is available for pre-order starting today for $200 throug...
11:02 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Google's News Lab helps journalists with their online reporting
Google's efforts to improve internet journalism are going far, far beyond a special YouTube feed. The search firm has officially launched the Google News Lab, an initiative that helps reporters collec...
10:35 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Videophone lets kids call Grandma but not surf the web
Want to encourage your kids to stay in touch with family, but don't trust them with a smartphone? A product called the ILY family phone from startup Insensi may do the trick. It's designed to help you...
10:08 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget SoftBank's cutesy Pepper robot sells out in one minute
If you always wanted a robot butler to greet guests, amuse kids or be a live-action version of Cortana, you're way too late. The Pepper robot that does all that sold out exactly one minute after it we...
09:41 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Spy agencies are exploiting flaws in security software
Those worries that governments are trying to undermine security software? They're well-founded. The Intercept has learned that both the US' National Security Agency and the UK's Government Communicati...
09:41 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget US and UK spy agencies are exploiting flaws in security software
Those worries that governments are trying to undermine security software? They're well-founded. The Intercept has learned that both the US' National Security Agency and the UK's Government Communicati...
09:08 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Mikme is a wireless microphone and audio recorder like no other
Recording random bits of sound these days is easy -- but recording audio that sounds good enough to be used in professional environments still requires plenty of work. Enter Mikme, a portable audio re...
08:13 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Cyberattack grounds 10 flights out of Warsaw
It may be, statistically, the safest way to travel, but that doesn't mean that flying isn't immune to technology's most persistent irritation. According to Reuters, a group of hackers managed to groun...
07:15 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget NASA's iconic images are now easier to find
NASA has just launched a mega photo library that masses more than 70 different collections together, with 138,000-plus images in total. Created by an archiving company called Luna Imaging, it includes...
06:55 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Virgin Media's superfast UK broadband expansion kicks off in Manchester
Despite recent growth, Virgin Media has work to do if it's to make inroads into BT's broadband dominance. The company knows this, so in February it launched "Project Lightning," a 3 billion investment...
06:11 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Microsoft sends mixed signals about free Windows 10 upgrades
Microsoft has managed to confuse us (again) about its Windows 10 upgrade policy. Last week, it said Insider Program preview users would "receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated...
03:48 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Sony's 1TB PS4 is official
Sony and Microsoft had a ton of games to show off at E3 this year, so we didn't see much in terms of hardware announcements. Microsoft had already unveiled a 1TB Xbox One and today, we're finally seei...
12:51 am -04 - Mon, June 22, 2015
Engadget Arctic drone is tough enough to monitor icy waters
Sure, there are already drones out there that can take a bruising, but can they survive the brutally cold Arctic Ocean? Laval University's Argo drone can. The newly developed robotic submersible can r...
11:53 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Apple says it will pay artists during Music's free trials
Taylor Swift has a lot of clout in the streaming music world, it seems. Just hours after the singer railed against Apple for declining to pay royalties during Music's 3-month trials, Apple's Eddy Cue ...
11:53 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Apple says it will pay artists during Music's free trials (updated)
Taylor Swift has a lot of clout in the streaming music world, it seems. Just hours after the singer railed against Apple for declining to pay royalties during Music's 3-month trials, Apple's Eddy Cue ...
11:21 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Etsy doesn't want you selling spells
Etsy's online shop is mostly known for its handmade crafts, but it has also developed a reputation among the supernatural crowd as an easy place to find spells, potions and other mysterious goods. Wel...
10:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Dark Sky uses your iPhone's sensors to improve weather forecasts
Your iPhone gives you weather forecasts right from the get-go, but it's now ready to shape those forecasts as well. Dark Sky has given its iOS app a big overhaul that, if you like, uses the barometer ...
08:59 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget New Fisker ready to reopen in California?
New incarnation of Fisker will open 556,000-square-foot factory east of Los Angeles.We've reported extensively about Tesla Motors developing its massive Gigafactory in the hinterlands near Reno, Nevad...
07:48 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Light-based battery makes its own power
Sure, you can make solar-powered devices that store their excess energy in a battery, but what about the battery itself? Unfortunately, it's still behind the times -- the lithium-ion cells you see tod...
06:34 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Sony's wafer-thin, Android-powered 4K TVs will start at $2,499
Spring has come and gone without any sign of Sony's promised X900C and X910C TVs, but those super-thin 4K sets are finally on their way... well, almost. The slimmest of the bunch, the 0.19-inch thick ...
05:05 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget 8 movie robots that would fail the DARPA challenge
By Eric AltA few weeks ago, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) held the DARPA Robotics Challengethe culmination of a three-year contest pitting teams from around the world against one a...
04:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget This is E3 2015 in motion
A picture paints a thousand words. A video does even more again. A gif... well, somewhere in the middle. So let's join the cosplayers, tour some of the elaborate booths and dodge around the people-in-...
03:29 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Amazon will pay some authors based on how many pages you read
Authors are normally paid a consistent amount for every e-book you download, no matter how much of a page-turner it is. Amazon might just shake up that model before long, though. As of July 1st, the i...
02:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA Shield TV review: the best Android set-top box you can buy
Never let it be said that Google gives up on ideas that don't pan out the first time. Remember when it tried invading our living rooms with clunky, disappointing set-top boxes? And then when that very...
12:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Taylor Swift slams Apple for skimping on Music royalties during trials
Taylor Swift isn't just miffed at Spotify for its low payouts to musicians... she has a beef with Apple, too. The pop star has written an open letter saying that Apple Music won't get her latest album...
11:28 am -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget At last, the Raspberry Pi mini PC has an official case
There's no question that the Raspberry Pi is successful among the homebrew computing crowd. However, it's not what you'd call consumer-friendly -- the bare circuit board you normally get is clearly in...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: garden wheels and 3D-printed fashion
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.Electric car lovers are waiting with bated breath for the r...
06:34 am -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Cassini captures detailed images of Saturn's moon Dione
This is a photo of Dione, one of Saturn's moons. Just like the planet's most stunning images, this picture was also captured by NASA's and ESA's Cassini spacecraft, as it flew by on June 16th. The ves...
02:56 am -04 - Sun, June 21, 2015
Engadget Bing's smarter video search is big on music
Microsoft knows that Bing's video search looks more than a little outdated in an era when YouTube frequently doubles as a music player. Accordingly, it's giving the feature a much-needed makeover. The...
11:58 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget UCLA discovers how solar cells' charges can last for weeks
Solar cells have always been inspired by photosynthesis, so it's only natural for researchers to take cues from different aspects of the energy-making process. A team of UCLA chemists, for instance, h...
10:24 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Apple invented a material that hides your iPhone's antenna lines
Not a fan of the iPhone 6's less-than-flattering antenna lines? Neither is Apple, apparently. The company has filed for a patent on a composite material that looks like anodized metal, but still allow...
08:57 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Court wants Comcast to expose commenter sued for defamation
Here's a reminder that online anonymity can't always protect you: the Illinois Supreme Court has ordered Comcast to reveal the identity of a subscriber involved in a defamation lawsuit. The case was f...
07:32 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Facebook and Google get neural networks to create art
For Facebook and Google, it's not enough for computers to recognize images... they should create images, too. Both tech firms have just shown off neural networks that automatically generate pictures b...
06:11 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Amazon uses machine learning to show you more helpful reviews
Let's be blunt: Amazon's reviews sometimes suck. Many of them are hasty day-one reactions, others are horribly misinformed and a few are out-and-out fakes. The internet shopping giant thinks it knows ...
04:36 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Apple to replace broken 3TB hard drives in some older iMacs
If you have a 27-inch iMac with a 3TB hard drive that conked out on you recently, check your receipt. Apple might be able to fix it for you, so long as it's a late 2012 model and was purchased between...
03:10 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget How email became the most reviled communication experience ever
By John PavlusIt wasn't until I heard that a colleague had nuked his personal email accounton purpose, for goodthat it hit me: Email is the most reviled personal technology ever. Mat Honan, the San Fr...
01:49 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Uber says no guns in cars, period
Drivers and passengers can no longer carry guns on Uber rides, even if they have a legal permit. Uber previously allowed partners to drive with guns, as long as they "abide(d) by local, state, and fed...
12:34 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget I wish I were a 'Street Fighter V' master
If there was one game I wish I could be good at, it's Street Fighter V. Maybe it's because I've played the series, in some form or another, for around two decades, maybe it's because most of the other...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Watson's South American spin on a Canadian classic
'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...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Our love affair with the future of food and drink
Are we getting lazier or have we just gotten smarter at not working harder? It's possible we may see the day when IBM's Watson will control an automated system, delivering unique meals from start to f...
10:30 am -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Morpheus mech game 'Rigs' uses color to make VR less overwhelming
My most vivid takeaway from PlayStation 4's new Project Morpheus game Rigs wasn't what I expected. Sure, the first-person mech shooter handled like a dream at 60 frames per-second, and targeting my en...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Ramen by drone, creepy robot gloves and the week in sum
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08:30 am -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Why the Cardinals hacked a bad MLB team
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...
05:30 am -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget Switching your broadband supplier just got really easy
When Ofcom announced that consumers can ditch their contract if broadband speeds aren't as advertised, it also said it would also make changing providers even easier. This new "one touch" process come...
03:34 am -04 - Sat, June 20, 2015
Engadget NASA mission sends back fuzzy, color 'movies' of Pluto
Sure, Pluto doesn't have full-fledged planetary status anymore, but we're still excited to get some pictures from the edge of the Solar System. The New Horizons spacecraft is carrying a "Multicolor Vi...
11:06 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget WikiLeaks follows up its Sony post with Saudi diplomatic cables
Now that Wiki:eaks is back to sharing secrets, it's released another cache of information. This dump comes in the form of 70,000 documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, which it attributes to a hac...
11:06 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget WikiLeaks follows up its Sony post with Saudi cables
Now that WikiLeaks is back to sharing secrets, it's released another cache of information. This dump comes in the form of 70,000 documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, which it attributes to a hac...
08:55 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget 'Whale tail' makes ships fuel efficient by using wave power
There's no better way to develop more efficient marine vessels than to take cues from the animals that can effortlessly navigate the waters. In this case, researchers from the Norwegian University of ...
07:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Investigators connect massive federal hack to China
More information about the hack that leaked info on millions of US government employees -- including extremely detailed data from background checks -- is coming out now. While a computer security firm...
05:51 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget All the news you need to know from the final day of E3 2015
From Day Minus-1 to now, it's been one of the most exciting E3s in recent memory. No new consoles, but lots of actually exciting sequels, ideas, games and cos-players. As we rub lotion into our lanyar...
05:28 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Jameis Winston will use VR to prepare for his first season in the NFL
Jameis Winston, the NFL's top draft pick, will have a number of tools at his disposal as he prepares for his first professional season. According to a report from Fox Sports, virtual reality is on tha...
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget The Navy is testing out a bigger, badder Fire Scout UAV
The Department of Defense is reportedly readying it's larger and more capable iteration of the MQ-8 Fire Scout UAV for use aboard its Littoral Combat Ships beginning in 2018. Military.com reports that...
04:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Google further embraces custom Android with standalone clock app
Google released a standalone clock in the Play Store this week. While Mountain View has been keen on serving up pieces of the Nexus experience (read: unskinned Android) for a while now, this latest re...
04:07 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Amazon launches Fire OS 5 dev preview, based on Android Lollipop
Amazon is still trucking along with its customized version of Android -- though we'd imagine updates are more focused on the company's Kindle Fire tablets and TV hardware, rather than the disastrous F...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget 'Minecraft' meets 'Grand Theft Auto V' in space
Imagine: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, reclines behind a desk built out of spare rocket ship parts. A gleaming saber rests to his right. Sean Murray, founder of the independent game devel...
03:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget E3's 'Into the Pixel' celebrates video games as art
I've been checking out Into the Pixel since my first E3. Seeing video game concept art in a gallery setting is a beautiful way to unwind and get a minute or two of respite from the madness of the show...
02:56 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Lyft pays $300k to get New York off its back
One downside of reinventing an industry is that you can sometimes forget that the red tape you're bravely circumventing was put in place for a reason. It's a lesson that Lyft has learned the hard way ...
02:28 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget NASA tests battle trucks as astronaut escape vehicles
If something goes catastrophically wrong during one of NASA's upcoming commercial spacecraft launches, the crew will need to get clear of the launchpad -- and fast. But they won't be doing so in the l...
02:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Prototype roboglove gives patients with weak grips a hand
For patients suffering from the effects of a stroke, ALS or muscular dystrophy, routine tasks like picking up a cup or grabbing a doorknob can be infuriatingly difficult. That's due to their lack of h...
01:33 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Twitter tests pages that collect tweets about places and products
Twitter started life as a way to let your friends know what you were doing and thinking. But everyday the glorified status update service evolves in an attempt to be all things to all people and, more...
01:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Google will pull 'revenge porn' out of its search results
An unintended side effect of the increasingly connected world we live in, is that sometimes your identity can be maliciously tied to information that should remain private. The proliferation of "reven...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Soundwall is art that demands to be seen... and heard
Hang something like a painting on your wall, and it fades away into the background after a while; you'd notice if it were missing, but otherwise you wouldn't necessarily fixate on it. Rather than let ...
01:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget High Court sides with UK music industry in challenge to CD copying law
A group of organisations representing the UK music industry has today succeeded in challenging recent copyright legislation that legalised the duplication of music for personal use. You see, before Oc...
12:58 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Swimming nanobots target cancer cells inside your body
Scientists keep saying they'll put tiny robots into our bodies to cure disease, perhaps not realizing we may not be down with that. But the field is progressing rapidly, and researchers at the Israel ...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget The best multiport USB wall charger
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com.After surveying more than 1,100 Wirecutter readers and usi...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Talking 'No Man's Sky' with Hello Games
Another E3 has come and gone. This one was particularly spectacular. We got to play Volume with Mike Bithell. We got to talk about Yooka-Laylee with legendary Rare composer Grant Kirkhope. We even got...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget From adorable to cringey: The week of E3 that was
E3 is one of the most exciting events of the year. There are plenty of announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, EA and many other companies. Behind the scenes, though, the power of the brands is o...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget From adorable to appalling: The week of E3 that was
E3 is one of the most exciting events of the year. There's plenty of gaming news from Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, EA and other big players. Behind the scenes, though, the power of the brands is out in f...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Verizon gets slapped by New York City's mayor
Way back when, Verizon pledged to build fiber optic services to every home in NYC, but for some reason, it never got around to finishing it. Unfortunately, New Yorkers are used to getting what they wa...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Verizon gets slapped by New York City mayor
Way back when, Verizon pledged to build fiber optic services to every home in NYC, but for some reason, it never got around to finishing it. Unfortunately, New Yorkers are used to getting what they wa...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Apple pulls the original iPad Mini, its last non-Retina iOS device
Pour one out for the OG iPad Mini, as Apple has just removed it from its website and online store, 9to5Mac reports. It proved Apple could effectively build a smaller tablet, though its low-resolution ...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget A video game as metaphor: How a Twitter freakout inspired 'Adr1ft'
It feels like a lifetime ago, but early 2013 was a really strange time for video games. In the lead-up to Microsoft debuting the Xbox One that May, the mood was incredibly tense. Rumors were flying th...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget 'Mega Man' creator says Japanese publishers need to 'wake up'
If you grew up playing any installment of the storied Mega Man franchise, the name Keiji Inafune should carry some weight. Inafune's one of the masterminds behind the beloved metallic man in blue we f...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Bendy batteries, spray-painting drones and more
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08:42 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget FCC: Telcos can block robocalls and spam texts for you
The Federal Communications Commission has just made it clear that customers can ask carriers to block illegal robocalls and spam messages for them -- and that telcos can legally do so. In a 3-2 vote, ...
08:17 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Marvel deal puts 12,000 comics in the Kindle store
Amazon has a virtual monopoly on digital Marvel comics, but it's just opened up another way to get them. Kindle owners can now purchase single issues through Amazon's store without needing the Comixol...
08:17 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Marvel deal puts 12,000 comics in the Kindle store (updated)
Amazon has a virtual monopoly on digital Marvel comics, but it's just opened up another way to get them. Kindle owners can now purchase single issues through Amazon's store without needing the Comixol...
07:28 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Here's why you can't get Facebook's latest photo app in Europe
Facebook has a sparkly new photo-sharing app called Moments, but you can't download it anywhere in Europe. At least, not without employing a sneaky workaround. The reason for its omission in the App S...
06:46 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Cuba's getting island-wide WiFi hotspots next month
Cuba's making it easier and cheaper for its citizens to get online by building out an island-wide network of WiFi hotspots. According to local paper Juventud Rebelde, the nation's state-run telecommun...
06:46 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Cuba is getting island-wide WiFi hotspots next month
Cuba's making it easier and cheaper for its citizens to get online by building out an island-wide network of WiFi hotspots. According to local paper Juventud Rebelde, the nation's state-run telecommun...
05:57 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget VR Stock Photos are coming to Oculus Rift
If virtual reality takes off like its backers hope, it'll create a whole new market for panoramic content -- 2D photos and video aren't going to cut it. That's why Getty has just launched 360 View for...
05:10 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Vodafone's most powerful own-brand phone is great value at 125
Own-brand devices appear to be all the rage at the moment, or at least for two of the UK's major carriers, they are. EE's recently launched new smartphones, a tablet and a 4G action cam, while Vodafon...
04:57 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Forget stamps, the Post Office now offers pay-as-you-go SIMs
There's no shortage of mobile networks to choose from in the UK, but that hasn't stopped the Post Office from throwing its hat in the ring. The iconic mail service is launching a pay-as-you-go SIM tha...
04:52 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Jaguar adapts NASA tech to monitor drivers' brainwaves
If you're wondering how many projects Jaguar Land Rover's developing in addition to its pothole and cyclist alerts, the answer is "quite a few." In fact, the company has revealed that it's working on ...
04:52 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Jaguar adapts NASA tech to monitor brainwaves and avoid accidents
If you're wondering how many projects Jaguar Land Rover's developing in addition to its pothole and cyclist alerts, the answer is "quite a few." In fact, the company has revealed that it's working on ...
02:46 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Google, Microsoft join government's disaster response program
People hit by storms and other disasters need more than food, clothes or shelter in the days following the unfortunate event. They also need access to working internet or cellular networks to find fam...
12:48 am -04 - Fri, June 19, 2015
Engadget Targeted, interactive ads are coming to the Roku platform
Roku and advertising firm Innovid have joined forces to make advertisements on the company's streaming set-top boxes both more accurate and more entertaining. The new ad format will reportedly allow v...
11:33 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget YouTube's multi-angle video meets Boeing's acrobatic 787 flight
At the Paris Air Show earlier this week, Boeing showed off a few of its 787-9 Dreamliner's tricks, including a near vertical takeoff. This new YouTube video shows the flight demo from several angles: ...
10:06 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Neutrinos may not be faster than light, but they can shapeshift
About four years ago, CERN made a claim that sent shockwaves through the scientific community. During the course of an experiment, CERN scientists apparently discovered that neutrinos -- tiny subatomi...
09:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Nokia CEO says the company will design and license phones again
When a deal with Microsoft allows it to do so in 2016, Nokia plans to design and license phones again. In what comes as no surprise, the company's CEO told Manager Magazin that it would look for inter...
08:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Valve opens up 'Dota 2 Reborn' to beta testers
Dota 2 Reborn is now open for beta testing like Valve promised, and just in time for the weekend. You will need to install Dota 2 if you haven't yet, so you can access the Reborn tab and download the ...
07:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget WikiLeaks adds 276,394 more leaked Sony docs to its database
WikiLeaks has dumped a second enormous cache of internal documents from Sony into its searchable database. In April of this year, it added internal Sony emails that shined a light on the inner working...
06:55 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget California U-turns, DMV releases self-driving car crash data
Facing pressure from the Associated Press, the California Department of Motor Vehicles released incident reports for self-driving cars on Thursday. The department had previously refused to do so, as s...
06:06 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Samsung announces a fix for wide-reaching Galaxy keyboard exploit
Samsung is finally responding to a major security bug that affects the keyboards on its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The security firm NowSecure revealed the exploit earlier this week, which gives ...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Media Molecule's 'Dreams' is for YouTubers and Twitch streamers
When Alex Evans, co-founder of Sony PlayStation first-party studio Media Molecule, announced Dreams onstage at E3 this week, there was a lot of confusion in the audience and on social media. And that'...
04:56 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Epic wants to avoid making 'terrible' VR with Unreal Engine
Epic Games is a big proponent of VR, led by its Unreal Engine and the integrated resources it provides to developers. These tools are designed to be compatible with most existing hardware for virtual ...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget How Microsoft keeps 'Halo 5' multiplayer games glitch-free
Glitches and bugs can ruin even the greatest of multiplayer games (looking at you MW3 Javelin Suicide Bomb). But thanks to a pair of cutting-edge analytics tools, Halo's dev team can find and fix thes...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Google's 'My Ramadan Companion' offers tips during the holy month
The holy month of Ramadan began for Muslims this week, which includes fasting from all food and drink during the day. In order to keep you informed of the exact times for sunrise and sunset, Google la...
03:35 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Here's how Xbox One backward compatibility works
The Xbox 360 had a dedicated spot in millions of living rooms, bedrooms and offices for nearly 10 years, and during that time, players purchased massive libraries of games. However, when the Xbox One ...
03:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Rearranging jellyfish limbs may lead to self-healing robots
Normally when a jellyfish loses a limb, say to the jaws of a hungry sea turtle, it simply regenerates the lost appendage, no big deal. However, a Caltech research team has been studying a certain jell...
03:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Sonos adds Spotify Radio support to its Android beta
Sonos owners are able to stream from an impressive collection of services using the company's Controller app. If you've been listening to Spotify on any of Sonos' speakers, you've likely noticed the s...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget FCC votes to subsidize broadband internet for low-income households
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to subsidize broadband internet service for low-income households. Today, the commission voted on the matter, approving the addition o...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget SoftBank's adorable Pepper robot goes on sale this Saturday
Japanese robot Pepper is ready to unthaw the hearts of any consumer who wants one. Maker Softbank said that it'll go on sale June 20th through a partnership with China's Alibaba and Foxconn Technology...
01:58 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget The next Apple Watch reportedly has a video chat camera
The first Apple Watch might have only just reached stores, but that isn't stopping rumors about Cupertino's next wearable. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that Apple already has some big plans for its secon...
01:29 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Ricoh's big-sensor compact gets more social with NFC and WiFi
Ricoh has just revealed a new version of its GR compact camera, and though it's largely unchanged, why mess with a good thing? The GR II still has the same big 16.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, a fast f/2....
01:08 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Facebook tests a new tool to personalize your news feed
Last year Facebook debuted a very handy "muting" feature for its News Feed service that allowed users to stop receiving updates from specific people and pages without actually unfriending them. Today,...
12:48 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Fitbit's IPO is more evidence wearables have grown up
Wearable company Fitbit began trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning, signaling the device maker had completed it move to go public. According to Forbes, the IPO raised $732 million for t...
12:35 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Xbox is working with a 'broad array of VR providers'
Microsoft is entering the virtual reality conversation with a one-two punch: partnerships with both Oculus and Valve VR. The Oculus Rift will be bundled with a wireless Xbox One controller, native sup...
12:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Twitter will start curating the best tweets about daily events
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will officially leave the building next month, but one of his ambitious pet projects codenamed "Project Lightning" just might change the way people interact with Twitter eve...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget London councillor wants to ban 'FIFA' games after corruption scandal
Enough is enough. For one London councillor, the recent FIFA corruption scandal just crossed a line. He's calling for radical action: a ban on FIFA video games in Camden. Awale Olad told the Camden Ne...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget E3 Streams: 'Volume,' 'Fortnite,' 'Elite: Dangerous,' and more!
Onward into E3 2015! Our week in Los Angeles has left us wild and crazed. We interviewed the director of the Final Fantasy VII remake. We played Star Fox Zero. Now we're going to give you a chance to ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget All the news you need to know from Day Two of E3 2015
Day Two at E3 2015 means there's finally some breathing room between briefings, press conferences and literal breathing to play some of these rather exciting games. This year's E3 has turned into a pr...
11:45 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Google launches YouTube Newswire, a feed of verified news stories
The massive amounts of video on YouTube makes it tough to tell if the video you're watching is legit, or an elaborate hoax. So, in a bid to make the streaming video site more useful for people who wan...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget This is the 'Halo 5: Guardians' collector's edition statue
$250 worth of static love from Master Chief.......
11:23 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Microsoft: We won't skip 'Halo' betas from now on
When Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched last year, it was supposed to be ultimate fan service: four of the most renowned games in the series, all in one fancy package loaded with extras, all o...
11:09 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget The bots that bucked the humanoid trend at DARPA's challenge
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10:20 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Tesla settles legal dispute to put its Superchargers on UK motorways
One of the perks of being a Tesla EV owner is having access to the company's Supercharger free refueling stations. Knowing a widespread network of Supercharger sites will be key to getting British bum...
10:13 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Astronomers find evidence of oldest stars in ancient galaxy
For the longest time, Population III stars, which formed in the very early years of the universe, were nothing but a theory. Now, some astronomers led by David Sobral from the University of Lisbon in ...
09:48 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Harmonix demos a music visualizer for Project Morpheus VR
Harmonix, the creators of the Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central franchises, is working on a new title for Sony's Project Morpheus VR headset and... it's odd. The company has basically created t...
09:24 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Scientists discover how to make safer lithium batteries
Lithium-based batteries' tendency to overheat and catch fire has been keeping back the development of promising new technologies. In particular, it's been affecting R&D of lithium-sulfur and lithi...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Band will track your golf game from start to finish
You won't have to worry about buying a dedicated golf watch to track every nuance of your next trip to the links -- a Microsoft Band will soon do the job. The folks in Redmond are partnering with Tayl...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Shoot RAW photos on your iPhone with this tiny camera
Apple's keen to remind the world how great the camera on the iPhone 6 is with its new "Shot on iPhone 6" billboards. But, some mobile photographers want more. That's where the new DxO One comes in. It...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: A new naval launcher, Halo on HoloLens and more
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09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Devialet's $2,000 Phantom speaker lands with a boom in the US
There always seems to be a gap between what's described as "good sound" and "great sound" for home audio systems, one that's usually bridged in dollar signs. Serious audiophiles with a discerning ear,...
08:36 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Major indie labels are not happy with Apple Music
Smaller record labels are unhappy with Apple Music, so much so that some big-name artists may be unavailable when the company's new subscription music service launches on June 30th. Beggars Group says...
08:17 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget OnePlus says its next flagship won't overheat, despite what you heard
"Today, I am proud to share with you that our eagerly-awaited OnePlus 2 will come loaded with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1," starts the blog post from OnePlus. Color us not surprised that the sequ...
08:05 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget UK government pulls support for new onshore wind farms
In the future, there's a good chance you'll see fewer wind farms being erected in the British countryside. That's because the UK government is killing a subsidy scheme that gives onshore wind farms a ...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget HP unveils $300 Pavilion X2 hybrid and new Envy laptops
HP's got refreshed laptops for budget buyers and those looking for something a bit more premium. The company just announced its latest Pavilion X2 hybrid laptop, which features a 10-inch detachable sc...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Toshiba's Windows 10 laptops all have a built-in Cortana key
Toshiba just unveiled its back-to-school laptop lineup, and while mainstream notebooks are normally a bit of a snooze, there's at least one detail that makes these worth a second look. Everything in t...
07:39 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget NASA's Europa mission takes another step toward development
NASA's current plan for exploring Europa has just passed its first major review, proving that it's feasible, unlike any of the previous ideas the agency's scientists cooked up. America's space agency ...
07:39 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget NASA's Europa mission takes another step toward reality
NASA's current plan for exploring Europa has just passed its first major review, proving that it's feasible, unlike any of the previous ideas the agency's scientists cooked up. America's space agency ...
07:18 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget 'Halo 5' doesn't have split-screen, but 'never say never'
Halo 5: Guardians doesn't have split-screen cooperative play. This is a drastic shift for the series -- every console Halo game has featured local co-op, including the recently released Halo: Master C...
06:48 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget BMW's 'Light & Charge' street lamps double as EV chargers
If you own an electric car, your two main charging options are plugging in at home or connecting to a public charging station like one of Tesla's Superchargers. Home charging is simple enough, but the...
06:06 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Canon's pricey PowerShot G3 X compact is all about the zoom
By recent standards, Canon's new PowerShot G3 X is a nicely-equipped compact camera. But, arriving days after Sony's RX10 II, it's hard for it to avoid tough comparisons. Both cameras have 1-inch, 20....
04:31 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget The Moto 360 smartwatch is getting better with WiFi, always-on apps
It's taken nearly a month, but the round Moto 360 smartwatch is finally joining some other Android Wear devices with support for the latest software update. It's rolling out to owners now, and adds fe...
04:20 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget BBC experiment lets you control iPlayer with your mind
Instead of grabbing the remote or poking at your smartphone, the BBC thinks the future of TV navigation could lie in mind control. For its latest experiment, the broadcaster is testing a brainwave rea...
02:38 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Scientists freeze molecule to almost absolute zero
Thanks to Elsa's freezing powers lasers and some advanced techniques, a team of MIT scientists has managed to freeze a molecule to 500 nanokelvins: a temp that's nearly absolute zero. Not zero degrees...
01:14 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Fox US Open broadcast has live VR streams, drones and 4K cameras
We haven't connected cutting edge TV tech to golf much since 3D met the Masters, but Fox is promising a live streaming virtual reality setup this weekend during the US Open tournament. It's working wi...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Vimeo completely revamps its iPhone video editing app
Vimeo has just released a redesigned Cameo video app, more than a year since it purchased the startup. According to the company, it rebuilt the app "from the ground up starting from scratch," though i...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, June 18, 2015
Engadget Ello's ad-free social network comes to the iPhone
When Ello came into the social networking scene late last year as an ad-free alternative to Facebook, it was pretty barebones in terms of features. That didn't stop it from gaining hundreds of thousan...
10:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Batteries that stretch are perfect for smart watches and clothes
Used to be that the only time your lithium-ion batteries changed their shape was when they were about to explode in an airliner cargo hold. But thanks to the ingenuity of an Arizona State University r...
10:06 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry 10 phones get the Amazon Appstore in the US
If you're a BlackBerry-toting American, you're about to get a ton of Android apps on your plate. As promised, BlackBerry has started the US rollout of an update that gives all BB10 devices access to t...
09:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Tacos, burritos and unicorn emoji are coming, thanks to Unicode 8.0
The Unicode Consortium unveiled its new emoji set as part of the standard's version 8.0 update on Wednesday. Yes, that taco emoji we've all been waiting for on bated breath has arrived and lo, it is g...
08:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 streams Xbox 360 games to Oculus, too
You read that headline correctly. With the Xbox 360 to Windows 10 game streaming out in the open, it stood to reason that you'd be able to play your collection of games from Microsoft's second Xbox on...
08:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget 'Final Fantasy VII': The challenge of remaking a classic
Almost 20 years later, Final Fantasy VII is being remade. It's no prequel, sequel, gamified Advent Children thing. It's a proper darn remake. The short trailer shown first at PlayStation's E3 2015 eve...
08:06 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget 'Yoshi's Woolly World' is the video game equivalent of a hug
I am not what you would call a "hardcore gamer." I don't enjoy shooters; I don't have the time for RPGs; and my last dance with open-world gameplay was a 45-minute joyride through the faux-LA of Grand...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Xbox 360 game-streaming is coming to Windows 10
As if backwards compatibility for Xbox One wasn't enough, Microsoft's also going to let you stream those older games to Windows 10 PCs. In a private demo of the Xbox One's revamped interface, the comp...
06:34 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget 'Star Fox Zero' will drive you crazy, but in a good way
Last E3, Shigeru Miyamoto, the famed Mario and Zelda creator, made it known that Nintendo was well underway with a new Star Fox game for the Wii U. So when the company kicked off its bizarro Muppets-t...
06:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Google wants you to follow hot search trends in real time
Never mind waiting until after the fact to find out what people are searching for online -- Google wants you to know what's hot right fricking now. The internet giant has introduced real-time tracking...
05:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Nest's smart thermostat will warn if your pipes are going to freeze
Nest didn't just show off its first self-branded home monitoring camera and a revamped smoke detector at its big event. The home automation firm also gave its Learning Thermostat an update that, if yo...
05:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget The world's thinnest light bulb is made from graphene
Forget LED light bulbs... in the future, your lighting may be made from carbon. Columbia University researchers have built a light bulb chip that superheats graphene to produce illumination. While tha...
04:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Reddit announces it will encrypt site traffic data
Following the lead of Google, Wikipedia and Facebook, Reddit announced on Wednesday that it will begin encrypting all of its traffic by the end of the month. Once July rolls around, users will see the...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Cyberattack takes down Canadian government websites
It's not just the American government that's facing withering internet attacks in recent days. Canadian officials have confirmed that a "cyberattack," likely a denial of service campaign, has taken do...
04:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget The best of Public Access Vol. 1
When we introduced Public Access just over two weeks ago, we dubbed it "community storytelling at its weirdest." It appears y'all took the "weird" to heart. You told us your stories about "Growing up ...
03:57 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Watch the first full-color HD videos of Earth from space
It's no longer a challenge to get astonishingly sharp photos of the Earth from space, but video? That's another matter. UrtheCast is about to open the floodgates, however. It just released the first b...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Twitter buys a machine learning company to better study your tweets
Twitter thrives on its ability to understand both your tweets and the hot topic of the day, and it needs every bit of help it can get -- including from computers. Accordingly, the social network just ...
03:07 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's supersized Lumia 640 XL comes to AT&T
Microsoft might have given the boot to device leader Stephen Elop, but it's still going full steam ahead with its Windows phone launches. AT&T has announced that it will carry the Lumia 640 XL, gi...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts 3' promises bigger, almost seamless, worlds
Blending different fictional universes together is kind of a thing now in gaming. However, Kingdom Hearts was fusing together the Final Fantasy and Disney universes back in 2002. Before chewing direct...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Honeywell gets YouTube videos to play over global in-flight WiFi
The days of staying offline during your international flights might be coming to an end. Honeywell and Inmarsat have successfully stress-tested their global Ka-band satellite internet access in mid-ai...
02:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget I got Holo-briefed on 'Halo 5'
Typically E3's vision of the future is pretty shortsighted. But this year when I stepped into a war room for a Halo 5: Guardians mission briefing, that's when I knew that the gaming trade show's look ...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget What is consumer 3D printing good for?
By Laura Entis, Entrepreneur StaffAs the co-founder and CEO of SOLS, a startup that manufactures custom 3D printed orthotic insoles using scans of customers' feet, Kegan Schouwenburg is frustrated tha...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Amazon's delivery drones could be in the air within a year
Commercial drone operations like Amazon's highly-touted delivery service could commence in about a year, according to a senior official from the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA Deputy Administrat...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget E3 Streams: 'Divinity: Original Sin' and 'Cosmic Star Heroine'
We're at the halway point of E3 2015 and the hits keep coming. We've got an awesome interview with Sony's Shuhei Yoshida covering everything from Morpheus to Shenmue 3. We even chatted with Keiji Inaf...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Nest's second-gen Protect is better at detecting fires
Nest's Protect smart smoke and CO alarm has been getting better with age thanks to software updates, but now it's time for a hardware upgrade. Nest has just announced a brand new Nest Protect, with im...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget All the news you need to know from Day One of E3 2015
So many games. So much Mario. So much to cram into just three official days of E3 2015. We've already seen Sony and Microsoft's opening salvos from Day Zero, but today Nintendo and big-hitting game ma...
01:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Nest's home monitoring camera is a sleeker Dropcam
In one of the worst kept secrets in recent history, Nest revealed its new Nest Cam wireless camera. The new camera borrows heavily from Dropcam, a recent Nest acquisition. The new camera shoots 1080p ...
01:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Microsoft watched gamers at home to design the new Xbox Elite controller
By now, if you're an Xbox One gamer, you know that Microsoft has a pretty badass controller on the horizon. But what's truly interesting about the new Elite controller, announced at the company's majo...
01:07 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Uber poaches former Google Maps chief for its self-driving car project
Uber's poached plenty of robotics experts from Carnegie Mellon and now we know who it's snagged to lead that team to produce something worthwhile. According to Re/code, Uber's new Advanced Technologie...
12:48 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Robot dinos, archery and mystery in 'Horizon: Zero Dawn'
Horizon: Zero Dawn was a bright spot of Sony's E3 press conference, largely because it was so unexpected. It broke through the monotony of sequel and remake reveals, and it was surprising to see a new...
12:36 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget 6 amazing bikes that fly, float or go faster than cars
By Cat DiStasio, Inhabitat StaffThese days, many people prefer two wheels to four. Folks opt for bikes instead of cars for the exercise, the maneuverability, the low environmental impact and the camar...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget AT&T faces $100 million fine for quietly throttling data speeds (update: AT&T responds)
Look, it's no secret that if you've got a old-school unlimited data plan from AT&T, your data speeds get throttled from time to time. Alright, it might be a bit of a secret -- that's why the FCC h...
12:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Intel buys Recon, makers of the 'Google Glass for fitness'
Recon Instruments is famous for two things: building the technology behind Oakley's Airwave and the Recon Jet head-worn fitness wearable. The company has had a close relationship with Intel ever since...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Should you hold off on solar, pre-Powerwall?
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11:45 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget 'Pro Evolution Soccer 2016' is actually worth playing over 'FIFA'
I grew up with Winning Eleven, the franchise that Konami morphed into what we now know as Pro Evolution Soccer in North America. These days, I find myself playing EA Sports' FIFA, a choice I suspect i...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget See the ISS like never before in these 4K videos
We're sure a time will come when watching something in 4K won't seem special. Now isn't that time. Astronaut Terry W. Virts is tweeting links to videos shot in Ultra HD during his time on the Internat...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Dropbox File Requests makes getting files from friends way easier
If you've ever tried to collect files from multiple people you know it can be a train wreck of emails with random subject lines and links to various online storage. Dropbox announced a simpler way to ...
10:52 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget California labor commission rules Uber drivers are employees
The California labor commission has ruled that an Uber driver qualifies as an employee, not a contractor, of the company. As a result Uber will have to reimburse a driver for expenses accumulated in t...
10:52 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget California labor commission rules Uber drivers are employees (update: Uber responds)
The California labor commission has ruled that an Uber driver qualifies as an employee, not a contractor, of the company. As a result Uber will have to reimburse a driver for expenses accumulated in t...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget The NHS wants to give wearables to hospital patients
To cut costs and improve patient care, the NHS is looking to technology more than ever before. Under its latest proposals, Britain's healthcare service wants to introduce free wi-fi across all of its ...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget The new 'Metroid Prime' is made for the New 3DS
It's been eight years coming, but Nintendo has a new Metroid Prime game. However, it's a little bit unusual -- at least that's what a lot of people (including us) took away from the teaser trailer rev...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Stephen Elop out at Microsoft as it merges OS and device teams
Stephen Elop, the former Nokia CEO who helped engineer Microsoft's acquisition of that company's mobile arm, will soon be leaving Microsoft. The software giant announced a management restructuring thi...
10:17 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Hackers used Google Drive to attack Tibetans
Tibetans and pro-democracy activists in China are often the victims of cyberattacks, but a public campaign to educate people against blindly opening email attachments has been a big success. Unfortuna...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Square's food delivery service can get you a $15 NYC meal in 15 minutes
You might have forgotten that Square, the company best known for its mobile credit card reader, also owns the restaurant delivery service Caviar. With so many food delivery options out there, it's sim...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Vodafone's letting some customers escape contracts, but it doesn't have to
Vodafone's introducing changes to out-of-plan charges this August, and it's giving customers who could be particularly affected by new pricing an opportunity to ditch their contract without penalty. T...
09:51 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget GM powers data center with used Chevy Volt batteries
General Motors believes old Chevy Volt (and eventually, Bolt) batteries have a future as backup power sources for houses and buildings that use renewable energy. In fact, the company has repurposed fi...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget An intimate chat with Sony PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida
Sony PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida is the best kind of corporate executive. The Worldwide Studios head is affable, open-minded and, best of all, he embraces competition from rivals. I'm speaking, of co...
09:19 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Radio telescope spots previously unknown star-forming region
Scientists at the Institut de Radioastronomie Millimetrique (IRAM) have discovered that a region in the Medusa merger serves as home to thousands of recently formed stars. That region's called the Eye...
09:19 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Amazon's latest Kindle Paperwhite packs text that's twice as sharp
Don't want to shell out $199 for the Kindle Voyage just to get an Amazon-badged e-reader with extra-crisp visuals? You won't have to after today. Amazon has launched an updated version of the Kindle P...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget V-Moda's 3D-printed headphones can cost you up to $40,000
From clothing to food, 3D-printed consumer goods are still a hit or miss at this point. Even so, that hasn't stopped companies from trying to feature this novelty in their products. The latest to do s...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Driving like 007, making Super Mario and more
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08:39 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget NASA's heat shield tech could save firefighters' lives
NASA has teamed up with the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service to see if the agency's heat shield technology could be adapted to protect people during forest fires. Currently, firefighters car...
08:21 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Artificial intelligence learns Mario level in just 34 attempts
Perhaps it's that all the levels have simple, left-to-right objectives, or maybe it's just that they're so iconic, but for some reason older Mario games have long been a target for those interested in...
08:05 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget IT glitch sees 600,000 RBS payments go missing
RBS has just stepped into another IT nightmare. The company, which owns the Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Coutts and Ulster Bank, has admitted that 600,000 customer transactions weren't completed l...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Two questions with legendary 'Mega Man' creator Keiji Inafune
Keiji Inafune co-created Mega Man in the 1980s -- and the rest, as they say, is history. He's led a storied career in video games ever since, building franchises such as Dead Rising and Onimusha. Inaf...
07:32 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget TWC is threatened with the first Net Neutrality lawsuit
It's been less than a week since the net neutrality rules came into force, but they're already being used to slap the ISP that everybody loves to hate. According to the Washington Post, Commercial Net...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget 'Volume' is a Robin Hood origin story for modern gaming
"Honestly? Volume is my inner 12-year-old," gushes Mike Bithell one evening.The game in question is a futuristic stealth-puzzler; a non-violent Metal Gear Solid played to the rhythms of Hotline Miami....
06:03 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Samsung's made an app that lets you record your mobile gaming
Recording games on your console or PC is pretty easy these days. But, what if your game of choice is on mobile? Search Google's Play store, and there's a bevy of apps promising to record your screen w...
05:45 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Police face-scanned 90,000 people at Download music festival
Unbeknownst to Download attendees, Leicestershire Police were using facial recognition software last weekend to identify known crooks. Roughly 90,000 people descended on the music festival, and strate...
05:23 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Gogo's internet TV service debuts on Brazilian airline's planes
It looks like Gogo's speedy 2Ku internet technology for international flights is ready for a wider launch. The company is outfitting all the planes in GOL's fleet -- a budget Brazilian airline -- with...
04:30 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget The Moto X and Nexus 6 have never been cheaper in the UK
Motorola's no stranger to flash sales in the UK, but its latest price drop could well be the one that clears its remaining stock ahead of a hardware refresh. Following the phone maker's two-day sale b...
04:19 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch can now be reserved online and picked up in stores
Apple will finally start selling its Apple Watch in retail stores later this month, but if you're desperate to pick up the timepiece, there's now another ordering method to consider. The company is ro...
03:35 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget BitTorrent Shoot shares photos and videos between platforms
It's not that hard to exchange pics and videos these days -- you can just attach them to emails or forward them via messaging apps. BitTorrent is hoping you'd still be willing to pay for an app design...
01:37 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget CloudPlayer streams your music from Dropbox and Google Drive
DoubleTwist has released a media player separate from its main product, and this one can stream music straight from various cloud services. Aptly named CloudPlayer, the app links to your Dropbox, OneD...
12:25 am -04 - Wed, June 17, 2015
Engadget 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition' and 'Killer Instinct' will come to PC
Microsoft hasn't offered a whole lot of affection to PC gamers in recent years, but it's making some reparations for that today: the company's Phil Spencer has revealed at the PC Gaming Show that both...
11:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Kerbal Space Program' is coming to PS4
Imaginative rocket designers have good news out of E3 tonight, as the Kerbal Space Program team revealed that its quirky construction and space flight simulation is coming to the PlayStation 4. There'...
10:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Panasonic's behemoth camera phone hits the US for $1,000
Did you take one look at Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 and vow to pay whatever it took to get this smartphone/mirrorless camera hybrid in the US? You now have a chance to put your money where your mouth i...
09:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Amazon doesn't want states regulating courier drones
If you thought Amazon was already fighting tooth-and-nail for permission to fly delivery drones in the US, you haven't seen anything yet. The internet shopping giant has warned a House oversight commi...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Airbus to build the world's biggest satellite constellation
The OneWeb startup founded by Richard Branson's Virgin and Qualcomm, has announced that it has awarded European aerospace giant Airbus a multi-billion dollar production contract for internet-beaming s...
08:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Nissan turns old electric car batteries into fixed energy storage
Mercedes and Tesla aren't the only electric car makers giving their batteries something to do besides getting you from A to B. Nissan is teaming up with Green Charge Networks to repurpose "second-life...
07:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget This ultra-efficient robot walks just like people do
You don't have to worry about robots rising up against humanity anytime soon -- the bipedal ones, at least. When they aren't constantly falling down, two-legged robots are running down their power sup...
07:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget The many Amiibo collectors can look forward to not collecting
This one goes out to all the Amiibo collectors. Here's Nintendo's delectable and drool-making spread of upcoming, sure-to-be sold out Amiibo on display at its E3 booth. There's really nothing more to ...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' has something new: female combatants
Among the upgraded abilities, new weapons and winding metal passageways in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, there's one important, yet subtle, change to the series: women in combat roles. There were of cours...
06:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Vessel brings its YouTube-like subscription service to Android
Vessel launched as a YouTube alternative with exclusive early access to ad-free content for $3 a month. Beginning today, it's available for Android in beta form. The service launched in March for iOS ...
06:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Snapchat CEO posts a grainy video explaining how his app works
Snapchat may be four years old and raking in tons of investment money, but that isn't stopping the messaging service from acting like a basement-based startup from 2007. The company has posted a an ex...
05:46 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Apple nixes Monster's licensing over Beats lawsuit
Monster's lawsuit against Beats Electronics last January has come back to bite it now that Beats is an Apple subsidiary. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has killed Monster's official licens...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget HTC is testing ads in its BlinkFeed app
HTC opened up its BlinkFeed stream of info to more apps and to other Android devices last year. Now, it's getting a new form of content: ads. In a blog post, the company announced that it's testing "a...
04:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Rupert Murdoch out, son James in as Fox CEO
The Murdoch dynasty continues at 21st Century Fox as the company announced today that Rupert Murdoch's son, James Murdoch will take over as CEO beginning July 1. The elder Murdoch will join his other ...
04:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget AMD's latest video cards include a liquid-cooled beast, the R9 Fury X
Only a few weeks after NVIDIA debuted its latest high-end card, the GTX 980 Ti, AMD is now showing off its latest wares. And if you're looking for a powerful video card, your decision just got a lot m...
04:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Big news outlets are researching drones at Virginia Tech
CNN already announced its intent to make drones part of news coverage. It's not the only media outlet looking to leverage the UAVs, though, as a group of 15 other companies are partnering with Virgini...
04:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Fairphone's next 'ethical smartphone' is modular for easy repair
Smartphones are great, but oftentimes it's not so much fun for the people who have to source the raw materials and build the hardware. That's why Fairphone exists: It's an "ethical" smartphone that pr...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Etsy launches crowdfunding service to help sellers
Sometimes launching a product on Etsy involves more than just reclaiming some wood or hoarding mason jars and burlap. Occasionally you need capital for new tools, expansion or hiring new employees. To...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Belgium hauls Facebook into court over excessive tracking
Belgium's privacy watchdog has sued Facebook for supposedly "trampling" privacy laws, making good on a threat it made last month. It claimed at the time that the social network "tramples on European a...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Belgium hauls Facebook to court over excessive tracking
Belgium's privacy watchdog has sued Facebook, making good on a threat it made last month. It claimed at the time that the social network "tramples on European and Belgian privacy laws," and demanded t...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Just Cause 3' trusted me to create my own ballet of destruction
"We're not really into subtlety," says Roland Lesterlin, the director of Just Cause 3, as he and another developer from Avalanche Studios blow up an offshore oil rig in the game. He's really describin...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Just Cause 3' let me create my own ballet of destruction
"We're not really into subtlety," says Roland Lesterlin, the director of Just Cause 3, as he and another developer from Avalanche Studios blow up an offshore oil rig in the game. He's really describin...
02:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Twitter automatically plays videos on iOS and the web
Facebook isn't the only big social network automatically playing most videos these days -- Twitter is hopping on that bandwagon, too. Visit your feed on iOS or the web and any GIFs, Vines and native T...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Square Enix made a new game studio for a new console RPG
After news on familiar game series like Hitman, Just Cause and Final Fantasy -- Square Enix threw in one more thing into its E3 show: a new console RPG. Currently code-named "Project Setsuna," the com...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Square Enix made a new game studio for its new RPG
After news on familiar game series like Hitman, Just Cause and Final Fantasy -- Square Enix threw in one more thing into its E3 show: a new console RPG. Currently code-named "Project Setsuna," the com...
02:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Amazon: Hey public, can you deliver this package for us?
Amazon may be considering yet another way to get packages from its distribution centers to your front door. No, it doesn't involve more drones or warehouse bots. According to the Wall Street Journal, ...
02:08 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget The new 'Hitman' will be an 'ever-expanding world of assassination'
At Square Enix's E3 press conference today, developer IO Interactive revealed more details about the upcoming Hitman, an assassination-based shooter. But for this new title, due out December 8th on PS...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget FBI investigating St. Louis Cardinals for hacking another team's files
Sports teams employ questionable methods to gain an advantage over their opponents, but the FBI is looking into whether or not one team took to hacking. The Justice Department is investigating the St....
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Platinum Games is working on a new 'NieR' game for PS4
It's been five years since NieR last arrived on consoles, but at today's Square Enix E3 press conference, the publisher announced that a new title is in-development for the PlayStation 4. Fans of the ...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Just Cause 3' parachutes in on PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 1st
In case you forgot, Just Cause 3 lands this year on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and we've now had a closer glimpse of the five-years-going sequel. Expect to topple a tyrant in charge of your mother's homela...
01:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Super Mario Maker' out September 11th, demo this week at Best Buy
After a year of teasing, Nintendo's finally revealed when we'll get to make side-scrolling Mario levels of our own in Super Mario Maker: September 11th, 2015. Can't wait that long? The gaming giant is...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Here's where to watch Square Enix's big E3 showcase
We're sure Square Enix will have more up its sleeve that simply reiterating its (awesome) Final Fantasy remake. Check below to see what unfolds. Kingdom Hearts, Deus Ex.. maybe some Just Cause? Let's ...
12:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam' drops on 3DS next spring
The oft-rumored Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is on its way to 3DS in spring 2016. This is a brand-new game with RPG elements, turn-based combat and Paper Mario inspiration all rolled into one experien...
12:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Zelda: Tri Force Heroes' is a multiplayer action game for 3DS
Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a three-player multiplayer game set in the wonderful world of Hyrule and heading to 3DS this fall. The king of your village seeks a hero to save the day and three brave citi...
12:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Hyrule Warriors' and a new 'Metroid' are coming to Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo's 2015 E3 Direct has just kicked off with great news for 3DS owners: Hyrule Warriors and a new Metroid are on the way. We'd already seen leaks indicating the Koei Tecmo-published Hyrule Warri...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget E3 Streams: 'The Long Dark,' 'Yooka Laylee,' and more!
E3 2015 is officially underway and the gaming world's been set ablaze. Xbox One backwards compatibility! A Final Fantasy VII remake for PlayStation 4! There's also a metric ton of brand new games. JXE...
12:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Skylanders' opens its world to a Nintendo crossover
Unlike Microsoft or Sony, Nintendo isn't hosting a big event on the ground at E3 2015. But that doesn't mean the gaming titan won't be taking part in this week's festivities. During a video showcase f...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget LightSail solar spaceship ends test flight in fiery descent
And just like that, LightSail's inaugural flight is over. The Planetary Society has determined that its experimental solar sailer likely entered Earth's atmosphere (and met a fiery end) near the South...
11:59 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Star Fox Zero' blasts to Wii U this year
Fox McCloud is coming for your Wii U later this year in Star Fox Zero. Nintendo announced as much during its E3 YouTube broadcast. It has the classic elements you remember (campy dialogue, barrel roll...
11:55 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Here's where to watch Nintendo's digital E3 showcase
Heads up, Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros. and amiibo fans everywhere: Nintendo's all-digital E3 showcase goes live at 9AM PT / 12PM ET today. Watch the stream here with us and check out all of the new and h...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Sony at E3: a recap of a surprisingly safe showcase
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11:42 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Phone-controlled Range Rover helps you get out of a jam
Never mind those dreams of using a handheld device to steer your car from the back seat, James Bond-style -- the real purpose of remote control may be to get your vehicle past a muddy trench. Jaguar L...
11:21 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Google's rewards program tackles Android security flaws
The folks in Mountain View have been paying security researchers who find flaws in Google's software for years. After announcing a program that specifically targeted Chrome, the company is looking to ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Fire HD 6 courtesy of Amazon!
Father's day is rapidly approaching and what better way to honor the man whose wits you may have stretched to the limit, by giving him access to brain-building literature and the occasional action fli...
10:38 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Emoji passcodes promise more security than numbers
There's little doubt that PIN codes are lousy security measures. They're not only easy to crack (there are just 7,290 non-repeating four-digit combos), but hard to remember at first. Intelligent Envir...
10:16 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Sony's tweaked Xperia Z4v has a better screen and a wider waistline
Remember when Sony cooked up a new flagship smartphone for Japan called the Z4, then renamed it the Z3+ when it came time to take it overseas? Yeah, well, it's finally coming to the United States with...
09:57 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget FTC appoints an ombudsperson to hear your complaints
As it promised when it made broadband a "Title II" utility, the FCC now has an ombudsperson in charge of "open internet questions and complaints." The regulator appointed Parul P. Desai to the job, wh...
09:57 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget FCC appoints an ombudsperson to hear your complaints
As it promised when it made broadband a "Title II" utility, the FCC now has an ombudsperson in charge of "open internet questions and complaints." The regulator appointed Parul P. Desai to the job, wh...
09:55 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Sky's new Now TV box will launch in August for 14.99
Sky is shedding a little light today on its next-generation Now TV box and a new monthly streaming plan for Sky Sports. Its refreshed hardware, which slipped out earlier this year in an investor prese...
09:55 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Sky's new full HD Now TV box will launch in August for 15
Sky is shedding a little light today on its next-generation Now TV box and a new monthly streaming plan for Sky Sports. Its refreshed hardware, which slipped out earlier this year in an investor prese...
09:37 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Arnold Schwarzenegger is giving voice directions to Waze users
There's a new Terminator movie coming out, and what the studio saved on spellcheck it was able to pay Arnold Schwarzenegger for extra promotional work. As such, the actor has teamed up with Waze to le...
09:19 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Super League brings competitive 'Minecraft' to US movie theaters
Arcades used to be the go-to place for gamers to come together and test their skills in friendly matches. While quarter-fuelled cabinets have fallen in popularity, the online eSports scene has explode...
09:19 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Super League Gaming brings competitive 'Minecraft' to American movie theaters
Arcades used to be the go-to place for gamers to come together and test their skills in friendly matches. While quarter-fuelled cabinets have fallen in popularity, the online eSports scene has explode...
09:05 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Head-mounted Minecraft, CGI celebrities and more
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09:05 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Head-mounted Minecraft, CGI celebs, and more!
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09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Misfit's Flash fitness tracker will switch on your lights, shame you for being lazy
Misfit's wearable devices are know for their nice aesthetic, but it's the company's ongoing support, that keeps them joining the rank and file fitness trackers. Today, it's a trio of small, but handy ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Razer's VR platform gets Android support and position tracking
Razer recently launched its Open Source VR intiative, complete with a virtual reality headset to get more developers into the VR game. The initial launch notably lacked Android support and positional ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Metal Gear Online' evolves its stealthy multiplayer in 'The Phantom Pain'
At the same two-day preview event where we got to spend hours at the helm of Hideo Kojima's next (and possibly last) Metal Gear Solid game, publisher Konami confirmed a handful of details about its on...
08:41 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Apple will have human editors running its News service
The big pitch for Beats 1 is that, rather than leaving the finding of new music to algorithms, humans will actively seek out and curate fresh tunes for our ears. Now we've learned that Apple will do t...
08:22 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Uber lost delivery contracts from Apple and Starbucks
Is Uber worth up to $50 billion? Maybe, but many experts think it needs to diversify from, ahem, "transportation services" to get there. However, its plan to deliver high-end retail products, food and...
08:01 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget 'Shenmue 3' quickly smashes $2 million Kickstarter goal
The long-awaited sequel to the iconic Dreamcast franchise Shenmue is really happening. Shenmue 3, unveiled by series visionary Yu Suzuki at Sony's E3 press conference, has already hit $2 million on Ki...
07:32 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Google displays the nutritional values of popular fast food meals
Google wants to count calories in your food photos someday, but until that happens, it can at least help you speed-search popular fast food meals. Say, you want to know what exactly you're consuming w...
07:32 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Google displays the nutritional values of fast food meals
Google wants to count calories in your food photos someday, but until that happens, it can at least help you speed-search popular fast food meals. Say, you want to know what exactly you're consuming w...
07:15 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Gett's latest expansion takes it beyond Uber in the UK
Uber is finally starting to ramp up its operations in the UK, but it faces tough competition from taxi-booking app Gett. Formerly known as GetTaxi, the company is expanding into 18 new cities today: O...
07:03 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget EE adds the 8-inch Harrier Tab to its own-brand range
EE wasn't kidding around when it said its new "connected strategy" would yield a whole host of additional own-brand devices this year. Merely a week after launching the 4GEE action cam, the carrier is...
06:42 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Russia's reportedly built a missile-killing 'microwave gun'
Kremlin-owned United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has reportedly constructed and begun testing on a "microwave gun" capable of knocking both UAVs and missiles out of the air from six miles awa...
06:24 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget BT grabs 'Walking Dead' spin-off exclusivity in AMC channel deal
While Sky finances its own original TV content, it also imports blockbuster US series including Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Silicon Valley for its Sky Atlantic channel. BT's tried to keep up...
05:23 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Malware used Foxconn digital certificate to spy on Iran nuclear talks
Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab has looked deeper into the malware that attacked its network and found that it used a digital certificate stolen from Foxconn. That's the same Taiwanese company fre...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget UE's Roll is a resilient flying saucer of sound
Ultimate Ears just tied up the last loose end in its product line today, replacing its aging Mini Boom speaker with the UE Roll. Instead of a rounded rectangle with mono-directional sound, this new mo...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget UE's Roll speaker is a resilient flying saucer of sound
Ultimate Ears just tied up the last loose end in its product line today, replacing its aging Mini Boom speaker with the UE Roll. Instead of a rounded rectangle with mono-directional sound, this new mo...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Sony E3 2015: From 'Horizon: Zero Dawn' to 'No Man's Sky'
Sony has surprised audiences at its E3 event by revealing a full-blown Final Fantasy VII remake, the new Call of Duty and The Last Guardian gameplay. It has also announced a seriously lengthy list of ...
01:47 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 is actually multiple cars, including a crossover
When Tesla talks about its plans to enter mainstream electric cars with the Model 3, it's not just referring to one vehicle -- it's actually talking about a whole lineup. The automaker's JB Straubel s...
01:47 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 lineup will include a crossover
When Tesla talks about plans to enter the world of mainstream electric cars with the Model 3, it's not just referring to launching one vehicle -- it's actually talking about a whole lineup. The automa...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, June 16, 2015
Engadget Adobe Creative Cloud update boosts speed, adds stock photo library
Moving to a subscription-based plan of cloud-run apps allows Adobe to push regular updates, and the company is keen on at least one major update a year for the entire suite. In the 2015 installment, A...
11:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Netflix launches its long-awaited web interface revamp
You won't have to wait long at all to try Netflix's long-expected (and arguably overdue) web interface overhaul -- it's rolling out over the course of the next two weeks, starting today. No matter whe...
11:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Ubisoft at E3 2015: 'Assassin's Creed,' 'Just Dance' and new IPs
Ubisoft (featuring Aisha Tyler, as always) has revealed quite a lengthy list of games at this year's E3. It includes new entries in fan favorite series Assassin's Creed and Just Dance, as well as new ...
11:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 20th Anniversary PS4 controller and headset bring back PSX colors
PlayStation fans who have been with Sony's system since the beginning can pledge their allegiance with a pair of new PS4 accessories. Designed to commemorate the original PlayStation's 20th anniversar...
10:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Uncharted 4' looks like a ghost from E3's past
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10:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget PlayStation is the new home of 'Call of Duty,' first with beta and DLC
At tonight's pre-E3 press conference, Sony made yet another big splash by announcing itself "the new home of Call of Duty." The next entry of the franchise, Call of Duty Black Ops III, will have a bet...
10:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Shenmue III' will come to PC and PS4 with your help
Apparently, the running theme of Sony's E3 event is "long-sought follow-ups to classic games." Famed developer Yu Suzuki has revealed that he's crowdfunding Shenmue III, the sequel to a much-admired a...
10:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Sony adds a la carte channel subscription to PlayStation Vue
If you've been longing to ditch your cable provider for PS Vue, PlayStation's streaming take on "television," then you'll like what Sony Computer Entertainment head Andrew House announced at E3 today....
09:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Final Fantasy VII' is getting a genuine remake on PS4
Final Fantasy VII is being remade. It's coming to PS4 (at least first) and it's all beautiful and goosebumpy. That all-too PC version? Well, that's probably coming too. But this is what I, er, you wan...
09:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Destiny' expansion 'The Taken King' arrives September 15th
Destiny has been a massive hit since it debuted at the end of last year, and tonight during PlayStation's E3 event we got our first look at its next big expansion: The Taken King. It's supposed to lau...
09:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Sony invites PS4 gamers to invade each other's 'Dreams'
Leave it to Media Molecule, the Sony first-party studio responsible for the crafty Tearaway and level-creation bonanza that is Little Big Planet, to introduce something a little different at E3. Dream...
09:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'The Last Guardian' is still happening and it's coming to PS4 in 2016
The Last Guardian. It still exists and Sony opened its big E3 showcase with footage of a toga-clad boy exploring ancient structures with his giant behaving-like-a-pet Fox-Hawk-Dog beast. Fumito Ueda's...
09:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget The PlayStation 4 is getting a media player
Believe it or not, Sony couldn't even wait for its E3 event to get started to share some news about the PlayStation 4. The company is launching a media player for its console with some playback featur...
08:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Check out Sony's 2015 E3 conference live
Sony's setting itself up for a pretty big 2016 -- with the release of the Project Morpheus virtual reality headset, a remastered Ratchet & Clank title and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End all expected n...
08:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget The Xbox One's revamped interface is all about speed and community
When Microsoft said it had a new Xbox One user experience in store at E3, it wasn't joking around. The company has unveiled its redesigned console interface, and it has very little in common with the ...
07:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Now you can stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 computers
Microsoft announced that, starting today, Xbox One users running Windows 10 and who are members of the preview program will be able to try the company's new Game Streaming feature. It does exactly wha...
07:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Ubisoft's 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' is an open-world tactical shooter
Well, here's something you probably didn't expect from Ubisoft's E3 event: an open-world Ghost Recon game. The developer's just-unveiled Ghost Recon Wildlands has you fighting a Bolivian drug cartel u...
06:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Rainbow Six Siege' has Angela Bassett, beta launches September 24th
Last year Call of Duty brought Kevin Spacey, and for 2015, Ubisoft is calling on Angela Basset to star in its next Rainbow Six game. Named Six, she's the leader of your terrorist-hunting squad, doling...
06:51 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Ubisoft's 'The Division' arrives on March 8th, 2016
Ubisoft's The Division has seen a protracted development cycle, to say the least -- the studio unveiled the Tom Clancy-badged online shooter back in 2013, and a release has been elusive ever since. At...
06:07 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget There's a new South Park game and it's all about superheroes
Well, Ubisoft just kicked off its E3 press conference with what's definitely a crowd pleaser: a new South Park game. Aisha Tyler (she of "LANAAAAA!!! fame) brought out South Park creators Trey Parker ...
06:07 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget There's a new 'South Park' game and it's all about superheroes
Well, Ubisoft just kicked off its E3 press conference with what's definitely a crowd pleaser: a new South Park game. Aisha Tyler (she of "LANAAAAA!!! fame) brought out South Park creators Trey Parker ...
05:53 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Time to change your master password, LastPass was hacked
Password-management service LastPass announced today that it "discovered and blocked suspicious activity" on its network on Friday. While the company says that there is no evidence that user vault dat...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Tune in here for our Sony E3 2015 liveblog!
We've already got Microsoft's massive E3 press event under our belt and now it's Sony's turn. If you want to catch all the latest news to come out of planet PlayStation, be sure to tune in here at 6PM...
05:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Xbox at E3: The big news and what it means for you
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05:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Try hating 'Star Wars Battlefront' now that you've seen it
Star Wars Battlefront invades PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 17th with large-scale multiplayer gameplay and a lot of classic series trimmings. We're talking lightsabers, X-Wings, AT-STs an...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Ubisoft's E3 2015 liveblog!
Ubisoft's E3 blitz is a curious mix of triple-A titles, like Assassins Creed, as well as, er, Raving Rabbits and Just Dance iterations. It's also typically had a spadeful of spectacle thrown into the ...
05:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget EA shows off its stable of upcoming sports blockbusters
As expected, EA took the stage at E3 2015 to showcase the next installment of its popular sports franchises. That, of course, includes FIFA 16, Madden 16, NBA Live 16, NHL 16 and Rory McIlory PGA Tour...
05:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Watch Ubisoft's E3 keynote live stream here!
If you're reading this, chances are you're waiting for Ubisoft to shed more light on its upcoming titles: Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Tom Clancy's The Division and poss...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Adobe brings its handy mobile design apps to Android
Back in October, Adobe delivered a new suite of mobile apps to iOS devices. Keeping its promise to include the Android faithful as well, the company's Photoshop Mix, Color CC, Brush CC and Shape CC ar...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' hits consoles and PC on February 23rd, 2016
Do you recall that Mirror's Edge reboot we reported on at last year's E3, and the E3 before that? Yeah, EA is finally providing a close look at the long-in-the-making parkour title Mirror's Edge Catal...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Heartbeat chip tests medicine based on your natural rhythms
Scientists can simulate organs on chips when testing medicine, but mimicking your natural rhythm is another matter -- it's hard to know if those drugs will behave properly under the stresses of your b...
04:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Skype's web chats now work on your Chromebook
As of today, you no longer need a relatively pricey PC to chat on Skype when you'd rather not break out your phone -- a cheap-and-cheerful Chromebook will do the trick. In addition to expanding the Sk...
04:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Unravel' is the adorable new game from a small Swedish studio
Unravel is a physics-based puzzle game starring Yarny, a creature made of yarn who can use his own body to explore the world around him and overcome obstacles. It's currently in development for PC, Pl...
04:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Need For Speed' has been rebooted, arrives November 3rd
EA already told us that Need For Speed was taking a... brake, but now it's back. And EA is calling it "the definitive Need For Speed experience." You'll be able to drive around an open-air environment...
04:08 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' coming holiday 2016
We've waited and waited for solid details on Mass Effect: Andromeda for what seems like an eternity and now we have a few more. The game launches next holiday season, to start. That's big enough on it...
03:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Camouflage could soon change colors the same way squid do
Researchers at the University of Bristol have announced they've developed of artificial cephalopod chromatophores -- the specialized cells that allow squid and octopi to instantly change their skin co...
03:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Rare's next game is 'Sea of Thieves' for Xbox One and Windows 10
Rare isn't just banking on 30 years of nostalgia, it has a brand new franchise on the way called Sea of Thieves. Announced today for Xbox One and Windows 10, it's looking like the pirate sim we didn't...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Here's how to watch EA's event at E3 2015
Now that Microsoft's done for the day with Xbox news, it is EA's turn to give us a glimpse at some of its future products. There's no doubt we'll learn more details about the company's upcoming sports...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Apple won't pay royalties during Music's trial period
A leaked Apple Music contract surfaced last week containing details about how it plans to compensate indie labels for music streamed during the trial period. According to the document Apple won't pay ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget OS X El Capitan preview: a series of minor, but welcome improvements
When Apple revealed that the next version of OS X would be called "El Capitan," I couldn't help but laugh. I think we all did. I mean, here we were expecting the company to name its new operating syst...
02:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Share event photos with friends via another new Facebook app
Facebook's Creative Labs has produced yet another app that feels like it should be a feature within the main Facebook app rather than another icon taking up space on your smartphone. The new Moments a...
02:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' starts a new saga in late 2016
What, you didn't think The Coalition would stop its Gears of War revival with a remastered version of the original game, did you? Sure enough, the developer has announced Gears of War 4 (or as it was ...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition' lands August 25th, beta starts today
Yes, the leaks were accurate. Microsoft and The Coalition have taken the wraps off Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, a remastered version of the original Gears of War for the Xbox One. The cover-based s...
01:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft is also partnering with Valve for VR on Windows 10
It seems like Microsoft's approach to virtual reality will mimic it's approach to the PC world: Support just about every piece of hardware. The company just revealed that it's partnering with Valve VR...
01:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft shows off 'Minecraft' built specifically for HoloLens
At its E3 2015 event, Microsoft has given us a new demo of Minecraft built specifically for its HoloLens augmented reality headset. As we've guessed since the hardware originally appeared, the creativ...
01:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Rare Replay' puts 30 classic games on your Xbox One this August
It's Rare's 30th anniversary, and the game studio is marking the occasion in style: it's releasing Rare Replay, a 30-title compilation for the Xbox One. The pack includes everything from the mind-numb...
01:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Xbox One 'Rainbow Six Siege' will come with both 'Vegas' games
To accompany today's news that Xbox One will soon be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, Ubisoft just announced that Rainbow Six: Vegas and Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 will be free for anyone that buys...
01:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft reveals a slew of Xbox One indie games at E3
Microsoft's massive E3 press conference wasn't just about big-budget shooters -- the company also took some time to highlight the many smaller titles coming from indie developers. The highlights inclu...
01:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' hits Xbox One this November
Sorry, Sony, but the next installment in Lara Croft's tomb raiding adventures is slated to hit Xbox One as an exclusive on November 10th. As Microsoft's Xbox head Phil Spencer announced at Gamescom la...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Xbox Game Preview will give you early access to indie titles
Microsoft has announced a new early access program for independent titles, called Xbox Game Preview. With this service, you'll have the ability to play games that are in active development and provide...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Alternate iOS 9 keyboard hints at larger iPad
Whenever someone talks about the 12.9-inch iPad, we pull the same nervous, hopeful gaze that we do when Half-life 2: Episode Three is mentioned. Deep down, we know in our hearts that neither are very ...
01:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Dark Souls III' is coming in early 2016
What, did you think From Software would take a break from releasing its punishing Souls games just because Bloodborne is out the door? Just the opposite. The studio has just teased Dark Souls III, the...
01:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Forza 6' arrives September 15th, hails the return of the Ford GT
If fast cars are what you're after when it comes to gaming, Forza 6 will pack in plenty of that. The next installment in the series arrives September 15th on Xbox One. When the garage door opens, the ...
01:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Your 'Fallout 4' PC mods will work fine on the Xbox One, too
Take a quick tour of YouTube and it'll become clear that PC gamers get to have more utterly ridiculous fun since their games are so easier to mod. Wanna fire cars out of a gun? Simple. How about turni...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's new Xbox Elite wireless controller has swappable parts
When you've got a good thing going, the prevailing wisdom says you shouldn't mess with it. But today, at Microsoft's E3 press event, the company unveiled a redesigned Xbox controller: the wireless Eli...
12:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget 'Halo 5' brings the epic scale of its solo campaign to multiplayer
Halo 5: Guardians won't force you to you choose between the grand scale of its single-player story and the camaraderie of multiplayer... in theory, you'll get both at the same time. The crew at 343 In...
12:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Xbox One will play Xbox 360 games, preview members can try it today
Fans of backwards compatibility are getting their wish: Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One will be able to play Xbox 360 games. Demonstrated on stage with Mass Effect by Mike Ybarra, it sounds...
12:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Sony already has over 30 Project Morpheus VR games in the works
We're ready and waiting for Sony's E3 press conference later today, but for now you can get yourself amped up for its PlayStation 4 virtual reality initiative, Project Morpheus, with an early look by ...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Investment bank 'confirms' Razer quietly bought OUYA
One of the problems with keeping the news of a recent engagement a secret is that, sometimes, an investment banker runs off and tells your parents before you can. That's the sticky situation that has ...
11:45 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Here's where to watch Microsoft's Xbox event at E3 2015
If you're an Xbox fan, today is the day you've been waiting for. Microsoft's getting ready to show us what's next for the platform, live from E3 2015 in Los Angeles. Will we learn additional details a...
11:45 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Here's how to watch Microsoft's Xbox event at E3 2015
If you're an Xbox fan, today's the day you've been waiting for. Microsoft is getting ready to show us what's next for the platform, live from E3 2015 in Los Angeles. Will we learn additional details a...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft E3 2015 Xbox liveblog!
Welcome to E3 2015! Today is Day Zero and we have a lineup of major showcases ahead of us, starting with Microsoft's Xbox press conference at 9AM PT. We expect to see new footage and details about Hal...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget SpaceX hosts competition for the best Hyperloop pod design
While a few private companies are hard at work developing a commercial version of Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept, SpaceX is hosting a pod design competition. Intended for students and independent engin...
11:15 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget BBC trials a way to explain complex backstories in its shows
Most of the BBC's programming is only available for 30 days on iPlayer, so trying to keep up with long-running and complicated TV shows can be a pain. Want to remember how River Song fits into the Doc...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget $299 buys you the ergonomic keyboard your wrists deserve
There are plenty of ergonomic keyboards, but the creators of Keyboardio believe that theirs is the only one that a serious typist should buy. It's been created by Jesse Vincent, a name familiar to any...
09:48 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Nintendo leaks an 8-bit Mario Amiibo ahead of E3
It should come as no surprise, given Nintendo's propensity for creating Mario games, that the company can't stop making Amiibo based on its most-famous character. Since the NFC toy line was introduced...
09:16 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Google kills Chrome's unpopular new bookmark manager
Google has decided to expunge it's new Chrome bookmark manager in favor of the previous version, likely because users kind of hated it. With search, images and other fancy additions, it probably seeme...
08:39 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget StarVR is a QHD headset with an ultra-wide field of view
Starbreeze, the game developer behind Payday 2, Syndicate and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, is getting into VR. The company has acquired hardware startup InfinitEye and is developing its prototype VR ...
08:08 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Spotify Taste Rewind time-shifts your music library
Spotify has quietly rolled out its latest feature: a time machine. Accessible through a dedicated site, "Taste Rewind" accesses your current Spotify collection to suggest decade-specific playlists. Th...
07:35 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Sony hack 'caused' f-bombs to go out on British daytime TV
Did you know that the Sony hack, amongst other things, caused scores of British children to hear some salty language on TV? That's what the UK's telecommunications authority believes after the company...
06:05 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget World's fastest car to make 'slow' debut in the UK
We've waited years to see the Bloodhound supersonic car in action, and at last the promised day is starting to draw near. The team has revealed that its monster motor will debut at the Newquay Aerohub...
05:03 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Virgin Media's free WiFi app finally comes to iOS
One of the perks of being a Virgin Media customer is gaining access to the company's suite of mobile apps. They let you make landline calls and watch TV on your smartphone, but also connect to thousan...
04:40 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Nintendo brings 'Earthbound' prequel to Wii U
Hippies beware! Nintendo has just revealed that Mother, the 1989 NES console game, has finally come to the Wii U Virtual Console under the title Earthbound Beginnings. The paranormal Japanese role-pla...
01:45 am -04 - Mon, June 15, 2015
Engadget Iran bans some officials from using smartphones over spying jitters
As you might gather, Iran is more than a little nervous about people bringing the wrong devices into high-security locations -- the last time that happened, its nuclear program went down the tubes. It...
11:36 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget North Korea turns off foreigners' mobile internet access
You probably aren't planning a trip to North Korea any time soon, but if you are... well, don't expect to post your Instagram photos while you're there. The country's only cellphone provider, Koryolin...
11:28 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget 'Fallout 4' special edition comes with a Pip-Boy for your phone
I don't know about you, but I've wanted a Pip-Boy of my own since I first played Fallout 3. With the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4, I'll finally be able to make that happen with a real-life wrist-bound...
11:20 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget 'Fallout 4' hits PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 10th
Fallout 4 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 10th.Bethesda revealed Fallout 4 earlier this month with a teaser site and a trailer full of brighter colors and a friendly dog compan...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget 'Dishonored 2' doesn't hit this year, but a remake of first game does
We've barely begun E3 2015 and the worst kept secret of the show might go to Dishonored 2. Regardless, Bethesda and developer Arkane Studios made it internet official tonight at their media briefing a...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget 'Dishonored 2' doesn't hit this year, but a remake of the first game does
We've barely begun E3 2015 and the award for "worst kept secret of the show" might go to Dishonored 2. Regardless, Bethesda and developer Arkane Studios made it internet official tonight at their medi...
10:57 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget 'The Elder Scrolls: Legends' is Bethesda's new strategy card game
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a strategy card game (a la Hearthstone) heading to PC and iPad later this year. Bethesda announced Legends during its pre-E3 press conference and showed off a non-gamepla...
10:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Bethesda launches a hub for all things 'Fallout,' 'Doom' and more
Bethesda.net is the new hub where all of Bethesda's news, mods and content will reside, as announced today during the company's pre-E3 press conference. Bethesda.net was revealed in tandem with the ne...
10:41 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Next 'Doom' hits Spring 2016 with mod support across all platforms
Prepare to shoot plenty of demons in the face this spring on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when Doom 4 hits. It's predictably gorgeous and based on the gameplay demo onstage at the historic Dolby The...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Watch Bethesda's first-ever E3 conference right here, live
Bethesda is showin' up for E3 in 2015. This is the first time the studio will host its own pre-E3 showcase and it all kicks off at 7PM PT today, June 14th. We're expecting more news about Fallout 4, w...
07:25 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget An '80s-era Amiga controls the heating for an entire school district
Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is using to control its climate systems. All 19 schools...
05:20 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget The US Navy wants to buy unpatched security flaws
It won't surprise you to hear that governments are eager to buy unpatched security exploits for the sake of cyberdefense or surveillance, but they're rarely overt about it. No one must have told that ...
03:31 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Celebrities get digital puppets made from paparazzi photos
Typically, recreating a celebrity as an animated 3D character requires painstaking modeling based on motion capture and laser scans. In the future, though, all you'll need is a few limo-chasing photog...
01:38 pm -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Chinese shopping giant Alibaba is launching an HBO-like Netflix rival
Alibaba is already a cornerstone of China's online shopping space, and it's now setting its sights on one of the internet's other big draws: streaming video. Jack Ma and crew are planning to launch Tm...
11:50 am -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget 'Super Smash Bros.' gets 'Street Fighter' and 'Fire Emblem' brawlers
The roster for Super Smash Bros. just grew a little larger. Nintendo announced today that Street Fighter icon Ryu and Fire Emblem's Roy are joining the fight on Wii U and 3DS. They'll be available for...
10:47 am -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Europe's Philae comet lander finally wakes up
After seven months of not-so-voluntary deep sleep, the comet lander Philae has finally woken up in earnest. The European Space Agency got in contact with its explorer for 85 precious seconds late on J...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: fish domes and 3D-printed bridges
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.We've seen 3D-printed clothing, cars and houses -- and now ...
07:07 am -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Ride shotgun in this 360-degree Le Mans video
Sure, 360-degree video is practically old news at this point, but we've never seen an example that works as well as this. To coincide with the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race, Nismo (Nissan's motorspor...
04:31 am -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Amazon's first transparency report details data requests for 2015
Amazon has finally published a bi-annual transparency report (PDF), revealing the kinds of data requests it received from the government in recent months and how the company responded to them. Apparen...
02:11 am -04 - Sun, June 14, 2015
Engadget Tearaway Unfolded arrives adorably to PS4 on September 8th
Ready to guide a papercraft "You" through a world of hugs, malevolent squirrels and craft projects again? Yes, Tearaway Unfolded is coming at last to Sony's PS4 console on September 8th. The game is a...
11:57 pm -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Technical error prevents US issuing passports and visas overseas
A technical issue has halted the State Department's issuing of passports and visas from its overseas offices. According to the department's guidance, anyone that applied for a passport from outside th...
11:57 pm -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Technical error prevents US from issuing passports and visas overseas
A technical issue has halted the State Department's issuing of passports and visas from its overseas offices. According to the department's guidance, anyone that applied for a passport from outside th...
09:45 pm -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Leak: 'Street Fighter' DLC coming to 'Super Smash Bros.'
Street Fighter's Ryu is almost certainly coming to Super Smash Bros. (SSB). Multiple files featuring the character have been extracted from a recent update, adding weight to a rumor that began back in...
07:34 pm -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Scientists defy gravity with 'perpetual' water pump
Scientists have figured out how to pump water upwards in a thick tube using a combination of surface tension and water-repellent materials. Before you get your hopes up, it's definitely no perpetual-m...
05:23 pm -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Amazon to launch 'Catastrophe' comedy series on Facebook
Amazon is slated to debut British comedy Catastrophe in the US on January 15th, but you won't find the pilot episode on Prime. Instead of bringing the series straight to its video platform, the e-comm...
03:02 pm -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget CubeSats will escort NASA's InSight lander to Mars in 2016
NASA's InSight lander will make its way to the red planet with two smaller companions: briefcase-sized CubeSats called Mars Cube One (MarCO). Each one measures 14.4 x 9.5 x 4.6 inches and is comprised...
01:05 pm -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Wikipedia's secure pages stop others from tracking your fact finding
You may not think that the security of your Wikipedia research is a big deal, but it can be. You don't want spies to misinterpret your searches for potassium nitrate and the Gunpowder Plot as evidence...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Moore's Law in action: making our machines ever more micro
Over the past few decades, engineers have leveraged Moore's Law to the fullest, resulting in powerful ultrathin laptops and feature-rich miniature wearables. Back in 1981, a 23-pound Osborne 1 compute...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: NFL player turns mercenary in 'Call of Duty'
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...
08:05 am -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Germany calls off probe into whether the NSA spied on Angela Merkel
We might never know if the NSA truly spied on German chancellor Angela Merkel. And if the agency did, the details might never come to light, because her government has decided to stop investigating wh...
06:50 am -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget Apple reportedly scrapped a Sonos-like Beats speaker
Shortly after it acquired Beats, Apple spiked one of Dre and Co.'s pet projects, according to a report from Variety. The product was supposedly a WiFi-connected speaker that could directly play intern...
02:55 am -04 - Sat, June 13, 2015
Engadget 'Dota 2 Reborn' will make playing or just watching easier next week
E3 isn't even under way yet, but Valve (which will not be presenting at the event) is starting things early by revealing a new client for its massively popular PC game Dota 2. Dota 2 Reborn is being r...
11:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Facebook tweaks your newsfeed by how long you read each post
In an unsurprising revelation, it turns out your Facebook news feed is watching you almost as much as you watch it. The Menlo Park-based company announced today that it is "improving" its news feature...
09:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Realdoll invests in AI for future sexbots that move, and talk dirty
Tired of your $10,000 anatomically-correct sex doll just lying there? Well, now RealDoll, purveyors of alarmingly lifelike silicone sex partners -- and apparently not movie buffs -- plans to give them...
08:13 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget The original number-pushing puzzle game, 'Threes,' goes free
Threes is a deceptively simple puzzle game. You slide numbered tiles across a 16-slot board, combining twin numbers to rack up the highest score possible. It seems like something timeless, like it sho...
07:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Planes take to the runway in a glorious 8K 360-degree video
We haven't even had a chance to fill our homes with 4K TVs and already YouTube is moving on to 8K. To get an early jump on the coming wave of mega-high resolution videos, Dubai360 says that it has pos...
06:10 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Hackers stole security clearance background files for US agents
Wondering how the recently uncovered hack covering personal information from millions of government employees could be worse? We now have our answer, as sources have told the Associated Press and othe...
06:10 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Background info on US spies, military stolen by hackers
Wondering how the recently uncovered hack covering personal information from millions of government employees could be worse? We now have our answer, as sources have told the Associated Press and othe...
05:38 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget I visited Jurassic Park in VR and tried to pet a dino
Imagine you're in a dense forest with the largest lizard-like creature that has ever walked the planet. It's just you and the Apatosaurus, one of the many dinosaurs featured in Jurassic World. You sit...
04:09 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Quirky bails on building not-so-useful products
The Quirky dream is over -- or at least, it's fundamentally changing. The company just announced that it'll no longer be building products of its own, instead it'll focus on channeling ideas to corpor...
03:35 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget E3 2015: What to expect from gaming's big show
We meet again, E3. Festivities around the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo kick off on Sunday, June 14th, with Bethesda's first-ever E3 press conference at 7PM PT. We're expecting more news about Fa...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Cooking with Watson: Caymanian Plantain Dessert
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...
03:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget ILM created a film-quality Star Wars VR experience
Industrial Light and Magic, George Lucas' award-winning special effects company, has created a stunning photo-realistic augmented and virtual reality that puts Star War fans in the middle of scenes in...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Sprked does for game modders what Valve couldn't
When Valve and Bethesda introduced paid Skyrim mods on Steam, there was a huge backlash from the community. Some players were unhappy with the profit-sharing model, which only gave 25 percent of each ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Google puts Twitch on notice with launch of YouTube Gaming
For awhile, the rumor was that Google would buy Twitch. That didn't happen (Amazon did that instead), but that doesn't mean it's given up on gaming. Today at an event held in YouTube Space LA, the com...
01:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget NASA explains how cell networks can restrict drone flights
NASA has taken on the job of preventing drones from crashing into things, and it's now revealed more info about how it plans to do that. It wants to link up drones up to a control system when they're ...
12:59 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Europe's space agency is still looking for the Philae comet lander
The European Space Agency apparently hasn't given up on Philae that's currently hibernating on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In a new post on its website, the agency has detailed a highly technical...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Team MIT's robot lost the DARPA challenge but won over the crowd
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12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget The best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus battery cases
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com.We've spent more than 140 hours testing 21 different batte...
11:43 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Moonraker is the Nokia smartwatch we almost got
If you were wondering what Nokia's take on a smartwatch would have been, take a look at the Microsoft Moonraker, a cancelled watch that attempted to bring in some of Windows Phone's style. Microsoft n...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Baidu will test a self-driving BMW later this year
We've known for a while that Baidu wants its first self-driving car on the road by the end of this year, and now we know who's making that happen. The Guardian reports that the Chinese company is part...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget I want to love 'The Witcher 3,' but my Xbox One won't let me
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a massive, open-world, role-playing game from Polish studio CD Projekt Red, has sold 4 million copies in two weeks across PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. Those aren't Grand T...
10:37 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget IRS to fight fraud and identity theft with help from tax-prep firms
The IRS has just revealed a collaboration with various tax-preparation firms and software companies such as Intuit that aims to prevent refund fraud. It will introduce new safeguards to authenticate a...
10:16 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget David Attenborough dives into VR with special museum exhibit
Wildlife documentarian and hypnotizing narrator Sir David Attenborough will finally lend his storytelling expertise to the fledgling medium of virtual reality later this month, in a special exhibit op...
09:51 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget AutoExpress: BMW's futuristic hybrid is getting an engine upgrade
BMW's futuristic plug-in hybrid is so popular that the company can't keep up with demand, a problem that's likely to get much worse next year. Auto Express believes that BMW is about to release a seco...
09:26 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget 'Shadow Warrior 2' hits PC, PS4, Xbox One in 2016
The cult classic PC shooter/slasher Shadow Warrior got an over-the-top revamp not long ago and now a sequel is en route from the fine folks at Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital. Protagonist Lo Wang...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Manure just got real with this $300 'Farming Sim' controller
At one point or another, most of us have tried (and normally failed) to tackle a few laps in Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport with a racing wheel. But have you ever used one to drive a tractor in Farm...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Fulfill your virtual farming dreams with this $300 tractor controller
At one point or another, most of us have tried (and normally failed) to tackle a few laps in Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport with a racing wheel. But have you ever used one to drive a tractor in Farm...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Google can tell you which Android phone you should buy
The sheer variety of Android devices out there means that it's hard to know which one best serves your needs. That's what we're here for, but if you'd prefer not to take the advice of technology revie...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget 'Battleborn' seduced me with arcade spirit and role-playing style
Battleborn looked like it would be my kryptonite. When Gearbox Software showed the game to a group of reporters at a pre-E3 event, the roster of 25 characters looked like League of Legends clones, all...
07:31 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Parrot unveils 13 new minidrones to tackle air, sea and land
Well, here's a fun surprise! Parrot has just revealed a pile of inexpensive new mini-drones, 13 in all, including one that tackles a new medium: water. That hybrid UAV/Boat is called the Hydrofoil Dro...
06:55 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Anywhere SIM uses different networks to dodge UK not-spots
One company is promising to end Britain's so-called "not-spot" problem with a special SIM card that automatically switches between carriers. The "Anywhere SIM" will alternate between Vodafone, O2 and ...
06:31 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget France tells Google: expand 'right to be forgotten' globally, or else
It's been a tough year for Google, especially after it was told it must delist search results as part of the so-called "right to be forgotten" ruling. In that time, the company has vetted each individ...
05:31 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget 'Transistor' takes its sci-fi swordplay to iPhone and iPad
Dig Transistor's blend of hack-and-slash action, role-playing elements, and sci-fi storytelling? You no longer have to sit down in front of your console or PC to give a shot. Supergiant Games has rele...
04:16 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget MLB Network starts streaming live broadcasts on mobile devices
If you're a baseball fan, chances are you're already aware of the Major League Baseball's At Bat app for streaming live games with a MLB.tv subscription. Now, the league is bringing it's 24/7 news, an...
03:11 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Nickelodeon is now streaming to the Roku platform
Nickelodeon announced Thursday that its popular streaming app is now available on Roku-enabled devices and televisions. The Nick App (which is already available on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon a...
02:03 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Use Skitch on iOS to annotate pages without leaving Safari
Skitch is one of the most popular productivity apps, both on mobile and the desktop, for a reason: it makes it easy to snap, mark up and share just about anything, like PDFs. If you've been using it o...
01:03 am -04 - Fri, June 12, 2015
Engadget Virgin America's in-flight entertainment will run on Android
To call most in-flight entertainment systems old and crusty would be generous when even the more advanced systems typically pale in comparison to your laptop or tablet. Virgin America might just narro...
11:56 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Steam summer sale arrives with deals on 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'XCOM'
It's time once again for Valve to kick off its annual Steam summer sale -- and as is the custom, there are some huge bargains to be had, even on day one. The sale (which runs from June 11th through Ju...
10:53 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Netflix pushes 'OITNB' release six hours early during primetime
We were expecting season three of Orange is the New Black to become available for streaming at about 3AM ET tonight, but Netflix surprised everyone and released it at about 9PM. That was during its "O...
10:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Hackers stole all federal employees' SSN and private info, union says
A federal worker union claims that the massive Office of Personnel Management hack reported last week is even bigger and more damaging than the government cares to admit. The American Federation of Go...
09:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Explore 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' on August 11th
The middle of August is looking mighty fine if you're an indie game fan. Not only do we get the incredibly snazzy-looking Volume from Mike Bithell on the 18th, Everybody's Gone to Rapture exclusively ...
08:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget A game told me I don't have what it takes to be a good Uber driver
Think you have the behind-the-wheel skills to cut it as an Uber driver? Well, the transportation company has a way for you to find out: a mobile game. UberDRIVE is an iOS title that not only offers a ...
08:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget New net neutrality rules will take effect tomorrow
Nothing will stop the new net neutrality rules from taking effect on Friday now. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has just tossed out the telecom industry's request to bloc...
08:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Reuters: BlackBerry is planning on making an Android device
Reuters has just reported that BlackBerry could come out with a phone loaded with -- wait for it -- the Android operating system later this year. Sources told the news outlet that this doesn't mean th...
07:26 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Translogic 178: Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycle
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07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Adidas' RBZ baseball bat can boost your swing speed and power
There are plenty of gadgets out there to help you improve your baseball skills, including motion-sensing connected sensors. But Adidas wants to take that to a whole different level, for recreational p...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget FTC starts cracking down on crowdfunding fraud
Hang around the crowdfunding scene long enough and you'll hear tales of campaigns that were too good to be true, or creators who simply took the money and ran. It's scary stuff, we know -- but you'll ...
05:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Oculus and Microsoft sitting in a tree, R-I-F-T-I-N-G
Microsoft and Oculus are leaping into the future of virtual reality hand-in-hand. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe today announced that the Rift will be packaged with a wireless Xbox One controller, native su...
05:27 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Twitter removing the 140 character limit from DMs in July
Twitter really wants you to start using Twitter DMs to privately chat with your friends. Of course, when you're chatting with folks, a 140 character limit means you have to span your long messages ove...
04:51 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Reddit's user revolt is the best thing for Reddit... and the internet
One day, internet users will learn "free speech" doesn't give them the right to harass others without any consequences. This is not that day. After Reddit announced yesterday that it would finally sta...
04:34 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Twitter swaps CEOs again, Jack Dorsey takes over temporarily
Twitter's stock slid significantly in April when its earnings report leaked out early, and in a likely-related move, now it's changing CEOs. Dick Costolo is out (at left in the picture above, taken du...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Dyson built a lamp that burns for 37 years thanks to satellite tech
Dyson has put its know-how to use improving vacuums, fans and more. Looking to tackle lighting woes, the British company built the CSYS line of lamps that'll burn bright for 37 years. Using Heat Pipe ...
04:05 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget HP's 'blended reality' Sprout desktop just got better at 3D capture
Back when HP first introduced Sprout, an ambitious all-in-one desktop, the company came up with lots of reasons why you might want such an unusual PC -- one with an overheard projector/camera, and a t...
03:54 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Rupert Murdoch's exit as Fox CEO hints at a bigger digital future
There's a big executive shakeup looming that could change the digital media landscape in the long run. Both CNBC and the Wall Street Journal report that Rupert Murdoch is planning to step down from th...
03:26 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Oculus offers $10 million to help indie developers make VR games
Oculus' top brass showed a slew of new VR games at a special event today -- including a closer look at the badass-looking EVE Valkyrie -- but they need more than big-name developers if they want the R...
02:56 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Line jumps from messaging to music with its own streaming service
When messaging giant Line signaled its intent to jump into music by acquiring Microsoft's MixRadio, it wasn't kidding around. Meet Line Music, a streaming music service for Japan that (to no one's sur...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Computer algorithm picks the world's most creative art
Who would you trust to determine history's most creative art? A room full of seasoned critics? Rutgers University researchers think a machine can do the job. They've developed a computer vision algori...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Welcome to the 'Jurassic Park' extravaganza
Some people saw the trailer for Jurassic World and thought, "That looks stupid. Andy from Parks and Recreation riding a motorcycle alongside a team of velociraptors? What's become of our beloved movie...
02:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Your next plastic gun won't make it past metal detectors
Conventional metal detectors -- like those employed nearly universally to courthouses and (sigh) schools -- are useless against 3D-printed plastic guns. And in light of how comically inept the TSA is,...
02:07 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Oculus Touch gives you natural, hand-based VR control
Oculus might be giving you an Xbox One controller to get your virtual reality experience off the ground, but what if you want more natural control? Don't worry, that's coming soon. Palmer Luckey and c...
02:07 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Oculus Touch gives you natural, hand-based VR control (update)
Oculus might be giving you an Xbox One controller to get your virtual reality experience off the ground, but what if you want more natural control? Don't worry, that's coming soon. Palmer Luckey and c...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Oculus Rift teams up with Xbox for game streaming, controller
Gamers picking up the first consumer Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will notice a very familiar controller scheme -- the company just announced it will ship with an Xbox One wireless controller a...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Oculus teams up with Xbox for game streaming, controller
Gamers picking up the first consumer Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will notice a very familiar controller scheme -- the company just announced it will ship with an Xbox One wireless controller a...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Oculus reveals its consumer Rift headset
Three long years after Oculus unveiled its VR headset to the world, it now finally has one ready for consumers. Say hello to the Rift headset that you can actually buy. It features two OLED screens th...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Oculus reveals its consumer Rift VR headset
Three long years after Oculus unveiled its VR headset to the world, it now finally has one ready for consumers. Say hello to the Rift headset that you can actually buy. It features two OLED screens th...
12:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget London's black cabbies launch smear campaign against Uber
The squabble between Uber and the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), champion of London's black cabbies, is on hiatus for the moment. The LTDA maintains Uber's fare-calculation method is illega...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Watch Oculus' 'Step into the Rift' event here
Oculus is holding a very special event today in San Francisco simply called "Step into the Rift," and it's presumed to be, at long last, the unveiling of the consumer version of its VR headset. There ...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Skype ditches its Windows 8 app on July 7th
If you need any further proof that Microsoft is backing away from touch-centric interfaces in Windows 10, you just got it. The Skype team has revealed that it's planning to ditch the "modern" Windows ...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Way before Apple Watch and Android Wear, there was Casio
Casio might be only lightly involving itself in the current boom in smartwatches and wearables, but the company still makes plenty of money from its G-Shock series and rugged outdoor watches. That's n...
11:38 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Future Range Rovers could tell the city about local potholes
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed that it's working on technology that'll alert the authorities whenever your car finds a bump in the road. It's one of several high-tech initiatives the outfit has been w...
11:14 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Sony's latest high-end superzoom shoots in 4K
The new Sony Cybershot RX10 II has huge boots to fill, as the original RX10 superzoom is one of the best cameras we've ever seen. To up the ante, Sony has piled on a lot of new features, with the spla...
10:44 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Google Slides adds Chromecast support for your next presentation
Fancy Google Slides over PowerPoint for your super exciting presentations? Well, if you've been using a cord to get your work on the big screen in the office, that task is about to get a whole lot eas...
10:44 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Google Slides adds Chromecast support for your next presentation (update: AirPlay too)
Fancy Google Slides over PowerPoint for your super exciting presentations? Well, if you've been using a cord to get your work on the big screen in the office, that task is about to get a whole lot eas...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Amazon will bankroll Terry Gilliam's cursed 'Don Quixote' movie
There are many famously unmade films, but few are as well-documented as Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The Monty Python star has been trying to make his passion project since 1998, th...
09:59 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Unreal Engine 4 is (sort of) coming to Wii U and PS Vita
Long-time Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi is currently Kickstarting a spiritual sequel to the series called Bloodstained. Thanks to the overwhelming response to the campaign -- it's now the highest...
09:37 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget This robot will take sick kids on a virtual trip to the zoo
If everything goes to plan, the mildly terrifying robot in the image above could bring joy to some deserving children later this year. Robots For Good is a nonprofit initiative that's building a robot...
09:04 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget FBI seized computers linked to celeb photo leak scandal
A huge celebrity nude leak scandal took the internet by storm last year -- now, an unsealed federal search warrant gives us a peek into the FBI's investigations. Apparently, the feds used phone record...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget UK government should retain mass surveillance powers, says report
An "undemocratic" and "unnecessary" patchwork of laws that facilitate the UK government's use of mass surveillance should be abandoned in favour of new legislation "drafted from scratch." That's the c...
08:35 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Sony shifts to pricey game rentals in UK PlayStation Now beta
Sony kicked off closed beta testing of its PlayStation Now game streaming service in the UK a couple of months ago, and now it's time to talk turkey. Beta participants previously had unrestricted acce...
08:22 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget 'Halo' dart guns are perfect for the galactic war in your backyard
Need something to take your Master Chief Collection frustrations out with? Then these Halo branded Nerf foam-dart guns from BOOMco might be right up your alley. For $30 you get toy versions of the sci...
07:41 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Twitter adds landscape video recording to its mobile apps
Some of us don't want to share portrait and square cropped videos all the time. Crazy, huh? The mobile-centric video formats have been championed by Vine, Instagram and a whole host of live-streaming ...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Why easyJet is banking on VR, drones and 3D printing
When you book a flight with a company like easyJet, it's usually for one of two reasons: you want the cheapest tickets possible, or it's the only airline operator flying to your destination. Nobody ch...
06:55 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Sony's A7R II full-frame camera has it all, for a price
Sony's full-frame camera family just got larger with a superb, but expensive mirrorless flagship, the A7R II. The new model is one of Sony's highest resolution cameras ever at 42.4-megapixels, handily...
06:08 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Europe probing Amazon's potentially shady e-book contracts
The European Commission has opened yet another antitrust investigation into a US tech giant. This time, its crosshairs are aimed at Amazon, which it's formally investigating for potentially anti-compe...
06:01 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Texas judges make it harder to fight patent trolls
Federal courts might have made it harder for patent trolls to sue over vague ideas, but the Eastern District of Texas (the trolls' preferred venue) just put the ball back in their court. Some judges i...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Slow broadband? Ofcom says you can ditch your contract
While the UK's broadband coverage is expanding, its infrastructure is only maintained by a few providers. With little overlap, some areas suffer from a lack of investment, which often means that speed...
04:38 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Netflix raises the price of its basic HD plan (again) in the UK
Netflix is investing heavily in new TV originals, and maintaining the standard set by House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Daredevil doesn't come cheap. With that in mind, it should come as lit...
04:27 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget iOS flaw tricks you into giving up your iCloud password
Successful hack attacks often happen not because of tricky coding, but plain old "social engineering" -- ie, conning people. A Github researcher called "jansoucek" has discovered an iOS exploit that w...
03:09 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget Reddit brings the banhammer down on harassment subreddits
Reddit announced its official definition of harassment just recently to clarify what kind of practices will get users banned. Now, the website's administrators have started taking action, deleting fiv...
02:03 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget StingRay phone trackers are being used in the UK
Sky News has found evidence that StingRays -- those fake cell towers American cops are so fond of -- are in active use in the UK. The news organization ran software made by a German security company t...
12:59 am -04 - Thu, June 11, 2015
Engadget The LG G4 is getting updates you can't turn down
When a software update is ready for your smartphone, you usually get a friendly notification that lets you refuse the fix if you're anxious or just busy. At least some LG G4 owners aren't getting that...
11:56 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Bacteria-powered folding batteries could power paper biosensors
We've seen flexible displays for some time now, and engineers at Binghamton University developed an origami-inspired foldable battery. The folding part is great, but these batteries are also powered b...
10:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget 'Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons' coming to PS4, Xbox One and mobile
At this point in the PlayStation 4's and Xbox One's lifecycle, they almost seem more like "in case you missed it" machines than those offering brand new experiences. That isn't always a bad thing thou...
10:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Nest's first home camera will look familiar, but its app won't
If you've been wondering what kind of home monitoring camera Nest would make after buying Dropcam... well, don't expect a revolution. Droid-Life has posted leaked details revealing that the companies'...
09:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget iOS 9's web browser can block annoying ads
Don't like having to wrestle with pop-up ads and similar intrusions when you're browsing the web on your iPhone? You might not have to when iOS 9 rolls around. Apple has quietly let slip that the oper...
09:16 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget 'Hellblade' is a terrifying journey through one person's mental hell
Hellblade has been shrouded in shadows since its announcement at Gamescom last year, but the veil is finally lifting. Developed by Enslaved, Heavenly Sword and DmC: Devil May Cry studio Ninja Theory, ...
08:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget I strapped on a harness to fly in a virtual world
I flew over snowcapped mountains with the wind in my face. Actually the mountains were virtual and the wind was just two fans blowing at my head. But, if you've ever wanted to be Superman, the folks a...
08:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Google's plan to fix big cities starts with Sidewalk Labs
Google wants to do more than just simplify privacy for its users and put autonomous cars on the road, it wants to "improve city life for everyone." Cofounder Larry Page writes on G+ that with Mountain...
07:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile customers can use iOS 9 beta's Continuity over cellular
The Continuity feature that allows you to continue text convos and calls across devices used to require those gadgets to be on the same WiFi network. With the iOS 9 beta, though, the functionality can...
07:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Twitch rolls out a private-message system called Whisper
Psst. We heard something about Twitch that you might enjoy. Lean in. A little closer. A little closer. Perfect: You can now send private messages to friends on Twitch, even if your buddies are watchin...
06:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Jawbone hits Fitbit with another lawsuit, seeks to ban US shipments
The court drama between Jawbone and Fitbit is heating up quickly. Two weeks ago Jawbone sued Fitbit for "plundering" confidential information (along with employees), now Jawbone is topping that off wi...
06:13 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Don't spill your mead in the new 'Hearthstone' Tavern Brawl mode
Hearthstone, the massively popular digital card game from Blizzard, is getting a new mode that pits players against each other, one-on-one, in weekly battles with special rules. The mode is called Tav...
05:42 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Leak hints at a curvier BlackBerry Passport
Whatever you think of the BlackBerry Passport's oddball aspect ratio or software, there's no denying that the original design had rough edges... or rather, corners. That squarish handset might not dig...
05:08 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Sony's new point-and-shoot is the point-and-shoot to end all point-and-shoots
A well-worn techie clich asserts the best camera is the one you've got with you, and that usually means the smartphone sitting in your pocket. Not so fast. Sony just pulled back the curtain on its lat...
04:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Space Sex: PornHub wants $3.4 million to make orbital whoopie
Despite the associated physical difficulties of boinking in orbit, PornHub recently started an IndieGoGo campaign raising funds for the world's first space-based sex scene. The online pornography clea...
04:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget State-backed spyware targets antivirus maker, Iranian nuclear talks
The threat posed by state-sponsored malware might be even larger than first thought. Antivirus developer Kaspersky Lab says it discovered an attack on its network by allegedly government-made spyware ...
03:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Razer is in talks to buy OUYA, reports say
The OUYA rollercoaster is preparing to make its final run, according to a report on CNET: Apparently, Razer is in talks to buy the company. Razer and OUYA are working on a deal and discussing how to f...
03:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Razer is in talks to buy OUYA, reports say (update)
The OUYA rollercoaster is preparing to make its final run, according to a report on CNET: Apparently, Razer is in talks to buy the company. Razer and OUYA are working on a deal and discussing how to f...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget iOS 9 code hints at an iPhone with a front camera flash
Like it or not, selfies remain A Thing -- and there are signs that Apple is about to embrace those narcissistic photos through a hardware upgrade. Programmer Hamza Sood has discovered code in iOS 9 wh...
02:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget 'Hyrule Warriors' hacks and slashes its way to 3DS
Hyrule Warriors, the Zelda-themed hack-and-slash game that hit Wii U in 2014, is on its way to 3DS, according to a new Japanese trailer. The 3DS version comes from Wii U developers Omega Force and Tea...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Come revisit 'Fallout 3' after the 'Fallout 4' bomb
When the Fallout 4 trailer dropped on the world last week, irradiating ravenous explorers anxious to return to the series' wastes with fresh hope, it drove something home: Fallout 3 was awesome. Has i...
02:13 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Tell us how you really feel about the New 3DS and 3DS XL
With E3 starting next week, we're going to hear plenty of news from companies like Microsoft, Sony and yes, Nintendo. The company's Digital Event on June 16th promises new games for the handheld 3DS, ...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget You can now share Twitter block lists because people are horrible
Anyone can use Twitter which makes it equal parts amazing and horrible for some users. To help squelch some of the more annoying voices on the social network, Twitter lets users block accounts they fi...
01:08 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget A water droplet computer is more useful than you think
Scientists have built a computer out of water droplets, which begs the question, why? It's not the first computer we've seen built with analog materials, and obviously runs at a tiny fraction of an el...
12:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget iOS 8.4 is coming, will protect against the 'shutdown bug'
Apple began distributing fourth beta of iOS 8.4 to its developers on Wednesday that includes a permanent solution to the recently discovered "shutdown bug." This programming glitch causes an iPhone, i...
12:25 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Research project uses drones to track emerging diseases
Mosquitoes are the worst -- but they could also be the key to giving us a heads up about emerging diseases before they become full-blown outbreaks. That's the focus of Microsoft Research's "Project Pr...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Technophobe parents and the reality of VR
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11:46 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Netflix is coming to a Marriott near you
After being scolded by the FCC over its plans to block guests' personal WiFi connections back in January, Marriott hotels has announced that it is partnering with Netflix to deliver the streaming serv...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Leafly: the web's ultimate cannabis resource
In July of 2014, New York State did what few thought possible at the time: Its legislature passed Assembly Bill 6357 (better known as the Compassionate Care Act of 2014), which effectively legalized m...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget A supermarket thinks it can create the most advanced robot known to man
Online-only supermarket Ocado is a household name in the UK, and some of you undoubtedly rely on the service to deliver your weekly shop. Something you're unlikely to be aware of, however, is Ocado's ...
11:13 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget 'Ratchet & Clank' for the PS4 looks like more than a remake
When Sony and Insomniac Games teased that there would be a "re-imagining" of Ratchet & Clank for the PlayStation 4, that raised at least a few questions. Would there be a genuinely new story? New ...
10:27 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Amazon hopes to mend its image by backing a giant solar farm
Amazon has a reputation problem. While fellow tech giants like Apple and Yahoo are considered champions of clean energy, Greenpeace and other advocacy groups regularly knock Amazon for running its ser...
09:56 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget NASA releases climate change projections to help developing nations
NASA has just released detailed climate change projections through the year 2100, and it's one of the key aspects of a project intended to help developing nations combat the impacts of global warming....
09:27 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Platinum 'nano-raspberries' may hold the key to methanol fuel cells
Could our future cars be powered by methanol fuel cells, rather than gas, hydrogen or electric batteries? The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) has made the oil alternative slightly ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget 'Abzu': a scuba diving game that's part Zen, part 'Journey'
Abz, the debut game from game development house Giant Squid, may as well have the subtitle Journey 2 or maybe even Flower 3. Studio founder Matt Nava, the former thatgamecompany art director of those ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget The Leica Q is a compact and stylish full-frame camera
Leica's been relatively quiet since Photokina 2014, where it revealed a full set of cameras for every different budget and taste. Today, though, the German manufacturer is stepping out of the shadows ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Tabletop display turns your phone's images into 3D holograms
If you've ever thought that the apps and videos on your phone were flat and lifeless, H+ might have an answer. It's crowdfunding the Holus, a tabletop display that turns 2D content from phones and PCs...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Hub pen display costs from $6,999 to $19,999
You'd be forgiven if you forgot what the Surface Hub is. After all, Microsoft announced it the same day as its futuristic HoloLens headset -- arguably the more interesting of the two products. Even so...
08:41 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Tesla won't build more battery swap stations
If you've ever taken your Tesla to a battery swap station then, according to Elon Musk, you're in a minority. At the company's shareholders meeting, the CEO revealed that the uptake on the service has...
08:24 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Facebook Messenger has its first game
Facebook recently revealed that it would open up its Messenger platform to third-party apps, and we're now seeing how you'll be gaming on it. Facebook told TechCrunch that Doodle Draw is the first "tr...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Spotify builds a war chest to compete with Apple Music
Now that Apple is launching a streaming music service, Spotify is going door-to-door to drum up backing for its forthcoming war. Of course, it doesn't need moral support as much as cash, and investors...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget The next game from 'Thomas Was Alone' developer due August 18th
The follow-up to indie darling Thomas Was Alone finally has a firm release date. Developer Mike Bithell's incredibly stylish stealth-puzzler that hinges on you being heard, Volume, hits PlayStation 4,...
07:07 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Google's voice search helps you ask about nearby places
One of the biggest problems with voice search is that, for consistent results, you have to use specific words and phrasing. The process often feels unnatural, and you spend most of your time trying to...
05:43 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Apple is sending cars to help build its own Street View
Google's Street View cars are well known, but you may also soon see vehicles from its biggest rival: Apple. The company today confirmed that in order to improve Apple Maps, it's embarking on a mission...
04:16 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Samsung reveals plans for new mirror and transparent OLED displays
Samsung has unveiled its new mirror and transparent OLED displays in Hong Kong, and from the sound of it, the company has big plans for both of them. While the event has only showcased the screens as ...
03:54 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget Vodafone returns to broadband with 'Connect'
More than three years after it left the market, Vodafone has made a return to broadband. After months of teasing, the carrier has unveiled 'Connect,' a new internet and home phone service that will in...
02:22 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget YouTube has an 8K video (that almost no one can watch)
The equipment to shoot it might not exactly be widespread, and the displays needed to view it at home are even less so, but 8K video has made its way to YouTube. It's a feature the outfit announced wa...
12:33 am -04 - Wed, June 10, 2015
Engadget NASA tests a quicker way to predict destructive solar storms
Solar geomagnetic storms could sometimes cause telecommunication disruptions and power outages -- problem is, we can only predict if they're destructive 30 to 60 minutes before they arrive. Now, galac...
11:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Two states don't think Universal helped Apple stifle free music
It's no secret that both Apple and music labels are less than fond of free music streaming from Spotify and other services, but are they conspiring together to hurt these services in favor of pay-only...
11:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Two states are looking at Apple's deals with record labels
It's no secret that both Apple and music labels are less than fond of free music streaming from Spotify and other services, but are they conspiring together to hurt these services in favor of pay-only...
10:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget LightSail sends back photo of deployed solar sails
A series of computer problems and battery glitches make LightSail's victorious unfurling of solar sails extra sweet. Now, we have a sailfie (*groan*) of the spacecraft with its wings proudly rolled ou...
09:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget PlayStation's Vue TV streaming app hits iPad in limited release
We've known that PlayStation Vue would hit iPad sooner or later and now Sony's TV streaming service finally has. PlayStation Vue Mobile's available in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia (the same citi...
08:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Canada greenlights an anti-terror law that hurts internet privacy
The US government might be curbing its surveillance activities, but just the opposite is happening north of the border. Canada's Senate has passed the heavily disputed Bill C-51 into law, granting spy...
07:58 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Samsung Smart TVs get PlayStation Now game-streaming service
We knew PlayStation Now support was coming to Samsung Smart TVs, but now it's finally here. If you have a compatible 2015 set in your home (or office), you can now start streaming games directly from ...
07:38 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live comes to Boston on July 17th!
Because we love Beantown, we're kicking off this year's Engadget Live series in Boston on July 17th at Royale from 7pm-10pm. This night will be all about bringing our esteemed editors and readers clos...
06:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Websites can use Apple's pressure-aware trackpad in OS X El Capitan
Apple's pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad isn't tremendously useful in typical Mac software, but it might just get a new lease on life in OS X El Capitan. The new operating system's development ...
06:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Watch D'Angelo, Alabama Shakes and more perform at Bonnaroo
Manchester, Tennessee's annual music festival is set to take place this weekend, and thanks to Red Bull, you can watch in your air conditioned living room. Bonnaroo's livestream starts Thursday, June ...
05:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Send destination info from your desktop to Google Maps for iOS
If you're looking for an easy way to send places from Google Maps on the desktop to your trusty iOS device, the wait is over. The folks in Mountain View updated the software for iPhone to allow you to...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Leaked image suggests 'Dark Souls 3' is coming in 2016
Dark Souls 3 exists and it's due to launch in early 2016, an official image obtained by IGN suggests. Rumors of a third Dark Souls game have been swirling over the past few days, first (and most credi...
04:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Mercedes-Benz takes on Tesla with a home battery of its own
Guess what, Tesla: you're not the only car maker getting into the home battery game. Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a personal energy cell that, like Tesla's Powerwall, uses giant batteries to store surpl...
04:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Instagram tidies up web profiles with bigger pictures and less clutter
It may be a tad late for spring cleaning, but Instagram redesigned profile pages on the web to cut down on the clutter. On both mobile and desktop, profile pages, hashtag collections and your home fee...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Apogee Groove improves headphone audio, for a price
It's been awhile since I've spent much time with Apogee's audio gear. In my early Engadget days, I reviewed both the Jam and MiC, two portable recording accessories that turned the iPad into a trackin...
03:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget TiVo Online has some web TV for everyone, more if you have a TiVo
We still haven't progressed to TiVo's cloud DVR future, but the company is jumping ahead with the launch of TiVo Online. That is the name of its new web portal that collects video from cable channels,...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Oculus accidentally reveals an early VR controller concept
The Oculus VR crew has been doling out hints about what the mainstream version of its headset will do, but the controller? It's been pretty tight-lipped so far. However, the company just gave an inadv...
02:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Vine makes it easier to search for the right clip
If you've ever tried to find a video on Vine you know that unless you know the name of the user or the tag associated with that video, you're pretty much out of luck. Starting today, Vine is going to ...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: 'Faade' celebrates 10 years of awkward sexual advances
Faade turns 10 in July. Archaic as Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern's interactive drama is after a decade, it remains one of the most distinctive experimental video games ever made. Even with scores of...
01:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget CarPlay and Android Auto will be in Cadillac's 2016 models
Following in the footsteps of sibling Chevrolet, Cadillac has also revealed its plans to support both CarPlay and Android Auto. This is yet another move by the automaker's parent company, General Moto...
01:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Bionic leg climbs stairs with ease
As advanced as prosthetic feet and legs have become, they're frequently lousy with stairs. You usually have to reconfigure your limb to make the climb, even if it's just for a few seconds. That won't ...
12:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget eBay's Apple Watch app puts auctions on your wrist
If you're an eBay veteran, you know that every moment of a late-stage auction counts. You don't want to lose because you couldn't grab your phone quickly enough to make a counter-bid, after all. Appro...
12:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget A $1,495 toaster oven takes the guesswork out of cooking
It may look like the toaster oven that you fed yourself with that time you were on the lam and hiding in a seedy motel, but this could be the future of cooking. Meet June, a tabletop oven that combine...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Samsung's NX500 camera delivers 4K video in a small package
Samsung's NX500, introduced earlier this year, is basically a smaller version of its NX1 flagship mirrorless camera. The main difference between them is their look, although the top model does feature...
11:34 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Governments want to get rid of passwords, too
It's not just giant tech companies that want to put an end to passwords. Both the US' National Institute of Standards and Technology and the UK's Office of the Cabinet have become the first government...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget UK Apple Pay purchases to face the 20 contactless cap
Apple Pay is on its way to the UK next month, and from launch, all the big banks except Barclays, and a quarter of a million retail outlets will support it. And yet, despite so many day-one partners, ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an iPad mini 3 courtesy of Blast Motion!
Is that cross fit regimen working? Perhaps that batting cage practice is paying off or you're lofting those dunks better than ever. Capturing the action on video will tell part of the story, but addin...
10:36 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Here's your clearest view yet of star formation in the early universe
Spotting anything at the edge of the known universe is difficult, but scientists have just managed to get a surprisingly sharp view. They've used the ALMA telescope array's imaging and spectral info t...
10:14 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Use your Xbox One gamepad wirelessly with your PC this fall
Microsoft didn't have just a 1TB Xbox One in store today. The company has also revealed that a wireless PC adapter for the Xbox One's controller will be available this fall, both by itself ($25) or bu...
09:53 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Scientists work out how to wire up your brain
Imagine a future where neurological disorders are cured with a single injection into the top of your skull. That's the expectation placed on the shoulders of Charles Lieber, a Harvard chemist who has ...
09:32 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget SpaceX Crew Dragon nails critical safety milestone
NASA has granted the SpaceX Crew Dragon pad abort milestone approval following critical tests last month. The vehicle -- which will eventually carry astronauts to the International Space Station -- ro...
09:11 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Microsoft officially launches 1TB Xbox One console
As rumored, Microsoft has officially launched an Xbox One with double the storage of the standard model and a new matte finish. It comes with the controller we glimpsed earlier that packs a 3.5mm ster...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Get tailor-made headphone audio with this little device
Audio snobs may already be boasting their high-end audio equipment, be it portable headphone amps or a special chip inside their smartphones, but these are no good if your ears have slight hearing los...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain' is a tale of revenge
In Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, a human bomb sank the dreams and private military corporation of Big Boss, the central figure in Konami's stealth franchise. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain ...
08:26 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget LG's 4K monitor is first with AMD's game-enhancing FreeSync
LG will be the first to sell a 4K monitor with AMD FreeSync technology, beating models from rival Samsung by a nose. The technology in its 27-inch 27MU67 is similar to NVIDIA's G-Sync, matching monito...
07:43 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Authorities want collision avoidance tech to be a standard car feature
A lot of automakers have been developing crash avoidance systems for years, but the technology hasn't made it to most vehicles' feature list yet. The National Transportation Safety Board wants to chan...
07:15 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget BT's launching an Ultra HD box to host Europe's first 4K TV channel
While BT will begin charging Sky subscribers for access to Champions League football next season, the company may soon ask for more money from existing customers too. It's for a good reason, though: t...
07:07 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Solar storm-monitoring satellite reaches orbit a million miles away
NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) almost become a very expensive piece of junk. It spent over a decade in storage until the Air Force injected the project with $35 million in much-needed ...
06:11 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget BT details how much it'll charge for Champions League football
We knew it was coming, but now we've got confirmation: Next season, BT will start charging for full Champions League and Europa League coverage on BT Sport. When both tournaments start up again, BT br...
05:50 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Apple's Watch getting the same anti-theft security as iPhone
One thing Apple failed to mention last night at its WWDC 2015 shindig is that its WatchOS 2 update will have much improved security. Early Watch adopters noticed that all a thief would need to do to p...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget US government wants a single website security standard
We've known that most of the government's anonymous tiplines aren't secure, and Uncle Sam is implementing changes across the board to make HTTPS a standard for federal websites. It's a a "new, strong ...
04:28 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget EE's own-brand action cam livestreams over 4G
With own-brand smartphones, tablets, MiFis and portable chargers, you would think EE's starting to run out of relevant products to stamp its logo on. After showing a recent interest in remote livestre...
03:56 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Wales to ban e-cigarettes in public places
While the debate over the risks of e-cigarettes continues to rage on, some governments aren't taking any chances and have enforced new rules to limit their use. Belgium and Spain have already introduc...
03:32 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Facebook's Place Tips goes national, retailers get free beacons
Six months after its initial trial run, Facebook's Place Tips program is finally expanding nationwide. Place Tips employs Bluetooth beacons to push FB posts and photos about a business to shoppers' ph...
02:04 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Snapchat for iOS switches cameras with a double-tap
If you're recording a Snapchat clip on your iPhone, it's now much easier to show friends both your handsome face and whatever you're looking at. The video messaging service has updated its iOS app wit...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, June 9, 2015
Engadget Apple Music still needs tuning
Apple Music: As simple as the name is, what it offers is surprisingly complex. It bundles in a streaming service, a 24/7 radio network and a whole new social outreach tool for artists. Oh, and you'll ...
11:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Netflix is producing a satirical war movie starring Brad Pitt
Netflix has scored some big names for its exclusive content in the past, but its latest coup is one of its largest yet. The streaming video service is teaming up with Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment ...
10:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple's 'Move to iOS' app makes it easy to switch from Android
Apple's upcoming mobile platform apparently comes with a new app called "Move to iOS" that wirelessly transfers data from Android devices to iPhones and iPads. It was curiously skipped over during the...
08:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S6 Active heads to AT&T with extra battery power
Samsung's Galaxy S6 broke cover last month and today AT&T revealed its exclusive grip on the rugged device. The IP-68 rated dustproof and water and shock resistant handset packs a 5.1-inch Quad HD...
08:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Syrian government supporters hack the US Army's website
The Syrian government's digital supporters aren't letting up on their attacks against the US. Officials have confirmed that hackers linking themselves to the Syrian Electronic Army both defaced the US...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'OITNB' S3, 'Game of Thrones' season finale
This week Orange is the New Black returns on Netflix, but it's also a big sports week. The NBA and NHL Finals are ongoing, and the US Women's National Team is already playing tonight on Fox Sports 1 (...
07:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Homebuilt laser shotgun is every bit as dangerous as it sounds
If you thought building your own laser weapon at home was hot stuff, you haven't seen anything yet. Do-it-yourself fan Styropyro has built a laser "shotgun" whose eight 5W beams are adjustable with le...
07:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Major League Gaming finals head to New Orleans in October
The Major League Gaming World Finals, featuring championships for Dota 2 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, will be held in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from October 16th to ...
06:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget 'Forza' finally gets some Porsche love
There's been a Porsche-sized hole in the Forza roster for quite awhile, but that changes tomorrow. The German automaker's coming to Forza Horizon 2's open world with 10 models, according to our sister...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple WWDC 2015: the numbers you need to know
It's Monday. The work week just started and the last thing you need is to spend two hours of it watching Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote address. But fear not, even if you missed it, you can still get all t...
05:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Barclays doesn't support Apple Pay, but it's likely to
Nearly a year after it launched, Apple Pay is coming to the UK. Most major financial institutions were included in Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote, but there was one notable exception: Barclays. It's a weir...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget The machines that rose to DARPA's robotics challenge
The robot apocalypse has been postponed. At DARPA Robotics Challenge in California, where the world's best and brightest robots came to compete, the machines were far from invincible. They moved at a ...
04:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Studio wants to preserve games with the same care as movies
Classic movies frequently get reissues and remastered versions with behind-the-scenes content, but games seldom receive that kind of affection. More often than not, you get a barebones port, a technic...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Zane Lowe traded Radio 1 for Apple's Beats 1
When Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe announced he was leaving the BBC to join Apple, it was clear that he'd been lured away from the bright lights of London to help launch a new music platform. The logical assum...
04:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget President Obama calls for stronger American cybersecurity
Citing a series of embarrassing, high profile incursions against US computer networks in recent months, President Obama called for "much more aggressive" efforts to shore up the government's vulnerabl...
03:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Music vs the competition: A streaming music cheat sheet
The past few years have seen a shift from owning music to accessing as much as you want on various streaming services. Why pay $9.99 for a new album each month when you can get a firehose of content f...
03:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Music vs. the competition: A streaming music cheat sheet
The past few years have seen a shift from owning music to accessing as much as you want on various streaming services. Why pay $9.99 for a new album each month when you can get a firehose of content f...
03:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Music launches June 30th, comes to Android this fall
You won't have to wait very long to give Apple Music a spin... even if you don't use any Apple gear. The Cupertino crew has announced that the $10 per month streaming service will be available on iOS,...
03:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple's Beats 1 believes the future of music is radio
Big changes are on the horizon for Apple's music streaming services. After acquiring Beats audio last summer and luring famed British DJ Zane Lowe away from BBC Radio 1, Apple announced that it is lau...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget 'Fortnite' would be a fun game, if it weren't so complex
When Fortnite started teaching me how to build a fort, its gentle tutor voice told my pickaxe-wielding warrior to never forget this simple rule: Remember to make a door. When you build forts in Fortni...
02:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Music unites streaming, radio and social for $10 a month
It's finally here. Well, it will be soon, but at least the announcement is official. At WWDC today, Jimmy Iovine revealed Apple Music: the long-rumored music service that follows the purchase of Beats...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple's Swift programming language is going open source
Last year, Apple introduced Swift, its very own programming language which was focused on making it easier to build apps. Now, in a bid to make it more palatable to developers, Apple is making another...
02:27 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple HomeKit now supports more sensors and security systems
It's been just over a year since Apple announced HomeKit, its plan to allow you to control your smart home with an iOS device. Compatible products have only just started trickling onto shelves, and th...
02:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget iOS 9 public beta available in July
On stage at WWDC Apple announced that a public beta of iOS 9 would be available in July. The beta will include an enhanced Siri, a more proactive experience based on your location, time and recent app...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple CarPlay will also control your vehicle's apps
Apple's in-car operating system, CarPlay, is about to get a major boost. The company has announced at WWDC 2015 that it will soon let you control additional parts of your vehicle, directly from the iP...
02:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple brings side-by-side multitasking to the iPad in iOS 9
Frustrated that your iPad has all that screen real estate, but you still have to use one app at a time? That won't be a problem when iOS 9 arrives -- Apple has revealed that its new mobile software wi...
02:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay's new Square Reader will make you a compulsive shopper
Apple really wants its users to be shopaholics. The tech giant first introduced Apple Pay and made life easier for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users in the US last fall. Despite the initial skepticism fr...
02:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay adds Square Reader to make you a compulsive shopper
Apple really wants its users to be shopaholics. The tech giant first introduced Apple Pay and made life easier for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch users in the US last fall. Despite the initial skepticism fr...
01:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple News app brings 'beautiful' personalized content to iOS
.Today at WWDC Apple announced a Flipboard-like news curator called, wait for it, Apple News. Like Facebook's Instant Articles push, it includes articles specifically built for the app , but can also ...
01:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Maps finally gets transit directions
Apple's Maps app has been lacking one of the more important turn-by-turn directions features since its launch. Today at WWDC, Maps finally got transit directions. The new feature will offer directions...
01:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay to launch in the UK in July
Apple's take on mobile payments have been available in the US for the better part of a year, but here in the UK, we've been left with the faint hope that it'll one day arrive. Rumours suggested it cou...
01:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Siri's 'proactive' overhaul makes it Apple's answer to Google Now
No, it's not the Rodan + Fields, Katy Perry-backed acne solution. At today's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Craig Federighi, Apple's SVP Software Engineering, revealed a new "proact...
01:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple unveils iOS 9 at WWDC
It would be a software development conference without some software, so please be upstanding as we welcome iOS 9 to the world. One theme of this year's update is to improve both the foundations of the...
01:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple unveils OS X El Capitan, which is all about experience upgrades
So long Yosemite, hello El Capitan. Apple just announced the latest version of its desktop operating system, OS X (10.11) El Capitan, at its WWDC conference in San Francisco. And while Yosemite gave u...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch update brings full native apps
When Apple's Watch first arrived, we couldn't help but notice that the first third-party apps on it were a tad sluggish. But that's because they were running on an iPhone and not natively on the Watch...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple's WatchOS 2 update brings native apps, new features
When Apple's Watch first arrived, we couldn't help but notice that the first third-party apps on it were a tad sluggish. But that's because they were running on an iPhone and not natively on the Watch...
01:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Apple News app brings 'beautiful' personalized content to iOS
.Today at WWDC Apple announced its newest app, a Flipboard-like new curator called, wait for it, Apple News. Like Facebook's native articles push, it includes articles specifically built for the app b...
12:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget NASA's Mars 'flying saucer' is ready for its next test
If you need something to watch that's not Apple related, the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator(LDSD) that NASA hopes will help Mars missions land safely is about to undertake its next test. After mor...
12:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget NASA's Mars 'flying saucer' is ready for its next test (update)
If you need something to watch that's not Apple related, the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator(LDSD) that NASA hopes will help Mars missions land safely is about to undertake its next test. After mor...
12:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Live from Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote!
It feels like we were just here, and in a way we were: Just three months after unveiling the new MacBook, Apple is back at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to kick off its annual Worldwide Develope...
12:32 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget NASA shows what it would be like to fly over Ceres
Humans might not fly over the dwarf planet Ceres any time soon, but that doesn't mean you have to wonder what it would be like to soar over this miniature world. NASA just released a simulated flyover...
12:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget XPRIZE and Barbara Bush Foundation aim to improve adult literacy
The latest XPRIZE competition isn't as high-tech as getting a rover to the moon, but it's no less important. The organization has teamed up with the Barbara Bush Foundation for a $7 million adult lite...
11:39 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Skype Translator is heading to the desktop app this summer
Last month, Microsoft removed the sign-up requirement for folks to give Skype's live translation chops a try. Now, a preview version of the multi-language tool is heading to the desktop. Skype Transla...
11:17 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget 'The Martian' trailer: Matt Damon gets stranded on Mars
What do you do when you're stranded on an alien planet all by yourself? Engage your engineering skills -- or die. That's the basic plot of The Martian, the latest film by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Ru...
10:51 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Existing Philips Hue bulbs will work with HomeKit this fall
Apple keynotes normally display pictures of pictures of Philips' tech, but it was never clear if the existing gear would work with the company's home control platform. Now, Philips has taken to the in...
10:38 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Say goodbye to your UK paper driving licence, it's all online now
As of today, driving licences have gone digital. Don't go throwing away your photocard, though, as that's still vital proof you're allowed to get behind the wheel, but your paper counterpart is now al...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Showtime's cord-cutter service will come to Roku and Sony devices
We already know that Showtime's internet-only service is coming to Apple TV, but that's not the only home entertainment platform that's been invited to the party. The company has revealed that if you ...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget In Case You Missed It: We've got a new daily show!
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09:01 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget There's now a Popcorn Time clone for porn
Using Bittorrent to pirate brand-new movies and TV is nothing new, but Popcorn Time's genius was to wrap the activity in an easy-to-use, Netflix-esque bundle. Naturally, it was only a matter of time b...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget DJI's experimental drone will help prevent collisions
DJI has just made its UAV platform a lot more developer-friendly with a new test drone and collision avoidance system, along with an SDK for its current DJI Inspire 1 and Phantom 3 models. The Matrice...
07:58 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Dallas Cowboys become the first NFL team to go all-in on VR
When an old-school coach like Mike "Da Bears" Ditka gets behind virtual reality as a football training device, you know there's something there. And now, the Dallas Cowboys are the first NFL team to a...
06:51 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Plex gives your media server a secure connection
You probably don't think of your personal media server as a target for hackers and spies, but Plex isn't taking any chances. The company has started handing out free SSL security certificates to every...
05:46 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget South Korea will track cellphones to keep an outbreak under control
South Korea is grappling with an outbreak of the frequently deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and it's taking some drastic technological steps to keep this bad situation from getting wor...
04:50 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Uber starts getting serious in the UK
Uber is finally making its move to become an ubiquitous transport service in Britain. For months, the company has been slowly growing with launches in major cities such as Leeds, Birmingham and Newcas...
04:36 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Tim Cook says diversity is the future of Apple
Tim Cook has pledged that Apple's future won't be as white and male as it has been in the company's past. The CEO sat down with Mashable in advance of the WWDC keynote to say that diversity is the "fu...
02:45 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Here's how 'flawless' materials break on a nanoscopic scale
Have you ever wondered why a supposedly defect-free material ends up cracking? Penn State researchers have an answer. They've studied supposedly flawless materials (in this case, palladium nanowires) ...
12:34 am -04 - Mon, June 8, 2015
Engadget Anti-drunk driving technology won't start the car if you're smashed
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's anti-drunk driving technology won't let you get away with driving sloshed -- it won't even let you start the car. At a recent event, the agency has...
10:32 pm -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget Airbus thinks it can trump SpaceX's reusable rockets
Airbus isn't done trying to beat SpaceX... in fact, it's going for the jugular. The German aerospace firm has unveiled Adeline, a reusable first-stage rocket engine that aims to one-up the efforts fro...
08:48 pm -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget GE's big-nosed wind turbine generates more power
Despite their giant blades, most wind turbines waste a lot of energy -- gusts around the rotor don't really generate electricity at all. GE thinks it can do better, however. Its experimental ecoROTR t...
07:04 pm -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget Monkeys may be the first primates to get successful head transplants
Outside of horror and sci-fi flicks, head transplants aren't really viable. What attempts have been made so far usually kill the unfortunate test subjects within a day, and they can't really survive w...
05:12 pm -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys its sails
The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft just dodged another bullet -- the ground crew has not only regained contact with the Carl Sagan-inspired ship, but managed to deploy its sails. It's still ...
03:28 pm -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget NASA pushes back its latest flying saucer test
NASA's not having an easy time testing the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator that should eventually put big payloads on Mars. The agency has scrubbed all test flights this weekend due to weather, and...
01:51 pm -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget Watch the US Navy test its electromagnetic jet fighter catapult
The US Navy's next-gen electromagnetic catapult for aircraft carriers works! Well, OK, the military hasn't exactly used it to launch an actual fighter jet yet, but a recent test has proven that it can...
11:57 am -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget Sony Music chief says Apple's streaming service arrives 'tomorrow'
In case there was any doubt that Apple is unveiling its self-branded streaming music service at the Worldwide Developer Conference this week, one loose-lipped executive just let the cat out of the bag...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: hoverbikes, UFOs and a Lego Titanic
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.A couple years ago, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the f...
09:00 am -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget The biggest misconceptions about bitcoin (video)
Many mistakenly believe it's a company. Others say it is bound to be destroyed by regulators. In some circles, it has been described as nothing more than a conduit to buy and sell drugs.As a relativel...
06:05 am -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget Drones hunt illegal logging in Amazon rain forests
Drones have seen a lot of bad press and idiotic hype that has slowed their acceptance by regulators and the public. But let's not forget that they perform valuable services like search and rescue and ...
03:03 am -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget Cornell's website can ID bird species through photos
Casual birdwatchers may want to bookmark Merlin Bird Photo ID, a website created by Cornell University and the Visipedia research project. Thanks to powerful artificial intelligence techniques, the we...
12:24 am -04 - Sun, June 7, 2015
Engadget Amazon's voice-savvy Echo speaker now reads audiobooks to you
If you're the sort to wander around the house listening to audiobook versions of hot new novels, Amazon just made your day: it upgraded its voice-guided Echo speaker to handle Audible files. Much like...
10:16 pm -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget 'Better Re' Kickstarter finds a use for old cellphone batteries
Better Re hasn't exactly smashed through the boundaries and who even knows if designer Enlighten is here to stay, but it did exceed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal for a project that's on the greener sid...
08:35 pm -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget The LightSail solar spacecraft is in dire straits once again
Unfortunately, the LightSail spacecraft's recovery wasn't quite as miraculous as its creators first thought. The Planetary Society reports that it hasn't heard back from its sailer since Wednesday, sh...
08:35 pm -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget The LightSail solar spacecraft is in dire straits once again (update: it's back!)
Unfortunately, the LightSail spacecraft's recovery wasn't quite as miraculous as its creators first thought. The Planetary Society reports that it hasn't heard back from its sailer since Wednesday, sh...
06:50 pm -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay is reportedly coming to the UK this summer
Apple Pay's tap-to-buy service might not be confined to the US for much longer. The Telegraph's sources hear that Apple will use next week's Worldwide Developer Conference to announce the UK launch of...
04:59 pm -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget Valve starts handing out HTC's VR headset to developers
If you're one of the fortunate few software developers to have scored HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, you'll want to keep an eye out for a delivery truck in the near future. Valve has confirmed th...
03:10 pm -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget Why online harassment is still ruining lives -- and how we can stop it
In 2010, Anthony Elonis threatened his estranged wife by writing rants on his Facebook page such as, "There's one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I'm not going to rest until your body...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget Hackers in giant federal breach got 30 years of worker info
Just how bad was the hack that compromised the info of 4 million US government workers? Exceptionally bad, if you ask anonymous officials talking to Reuters. They understand that the Office of Personn...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Behind the scenes with Sirron Norris
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11:00 am -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget Android's deviant identities
Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) rolled out in 2007 with the goal of creating a unified framework for mobile operating systems and, in turn, expediting the development of mobile products. T...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Russia's professional trolling agency
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...
07:34 am -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget Amazon is hiring developers for its first PC game
Amazon's ambitions for gaming apparently go quite a bit beyond the mobile space and "hit" consumer hardware. The e-commerce juggernaut is looking for folks to help flesh out the development team of it...
05:03 am -04 - Sat, June 6, 2015
Engadget Netflix is coming to Spain, Italy and Portugal in October
Netflix wants to grow from servicing its current list of 50 countries to 200 in the next couple of years and now we know three of the new ones coming soon. Earlier this week it added Spain to the list...
11:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Bjork out-Bjorks herself with wild 360 degree VR music video
Y'all know Bjork. Besides being the sound that the Muppets' Swedish Chef makes, Bjork is also a super-talented Icelandic pop diva. She made a name for herself with off-the-wall outfits and over-the-to...
09:57 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Investigate a murder mystery this weekend with 'Jenny LeClue'
A young woman with copper hair, thick-framed glasses and a bright blue trench coat sneaks around the edges of shadowy mansion. She's searching for clues -- something about a nefarious man, a ghost shi...
08:25 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget We're not doomed: A supercut of robots falling down
Today's action at the DARPA Robotics Challenge has been interesting, but if there's one takeaway so far it's this: the robot apocalypse is not here yet. If you've been warily looking on as robots run,...
07:16 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget 'Final Fantasy Tactics' hits Android
Final Fantasy players, lovers and haters, come together and rejoice: Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions has finally launched on Android. It hit iOS back in 2013, but now the playing field is ...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Robot and samurai face off in an awesome sword duel
Used to be that if you wanted to become an Ieyasu master and swing a katana around with reckless abandon, you'd have to spend years training your mind, body and spirit in preparation as well as subscr...
05:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Chrome on Android uses context to search within web pages
Arguably the biggest announcement to come out of Google I/O last week was the Now on Tap feature that lets you search within apps. Well, a new update for Chrome on Android dubbed "Tap to Search" looks...
05:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Chrome on Android finds relevant info for any word you touch
Arguably the biggest announcement to come out of Google I/O last week was the Now on Tap feature that lets you search within apps. Well, a new update for Chrome on Android dubbed "Tap to Search" looks...
05:27 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Riding the battery-powered Gogoro smart scooter
While Tesla is working on solving range anxiety with its Supercharger stations, electric motorcycles and scooters continue to be tethered to outlets for hours in order to get back on the road. Smart s...
05:08 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Google publishes the boring details of its self-driving car accidents
While Google prepares to move its driverless car tests from modified hatchbacks and SUVs to the custom prototype shown above, questions keep popping up about any accidents they've been in (even though...
04:40 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget This superheated knife toasts bread as you cut it
Tired of having to slice up your fresh bread before you drop it in the toaster? Colin Furze feels your pain. The homebrew inventor just built a toasting knife that -- you guessed it -- toasts whatever...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Bookindy Chrome extension lists local options for books on Amazon
There's no question that Amazon is hurting independent bookstores. It's hard to compete with the convenience of quick shipping. If you live in the UK, though, a Chrome extension uses the online retail...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Cooking with Watson: Spanish almond crescent
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...
03:47 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget 'SteamCrew VR' is the mobile VR game Oculus wants you to play
Since April, Oculus has been running a competition where new virtual reality games, designed for Samsung's Gear VR, compete against each other for cash prizes. What began as a straight fight between 6...
03:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Twitch is planning a ton of live video coverage from E3 2015
Twitch wasn't about to let a competitor have all the fun. Not to be outdone by YouTube's recently announced coverage plan for E3 2015, Twitch is now following suit. The video-streaming platform has re...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget The one-cable future of gadgets: simpler, but still confusing
For such a quiet tech show, this week's Computex in Taiwan may have been a watermark moment that will affect nearly every PC, phone and tablet you'll see in the next few years, if not decade. The new ...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Scientists beam power to a fitness tracker via WiFi
Wireless electricity transmission sounds... dangerous, but the ability to do it could transform the internet of things. Researchers from the University of Washington have charged a JawBone UP24 fitnes...
02:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2015
Didn't we just wrap up a developer conference? Never mind that -- Apple's WWDC kicks off in earnest on Monday, June 8th, and we'll be there to liveblog the finer points of the morning's keynote (and b...
01:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget 1TB Xbox One with new controller spotted on Amazon
I spy with my little eye an Xbox One with 500GB more storage and a controller with a built-in 3.5mm headset port. Amazon has what appears to be a placeholder page for a 1TB Xbox One bundled with the n...
12:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Fire TV is a hit among US consumers, says report
Its ability to do everything, from video-streaming to gaming, makes the Fire TV a solid home entertainment product. And people in the US are starting to take note of this. According to Strategy Analyt...
12:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget You can now Skype from your browser in the US and UK
If you like using Skype, but the only connection you have in Squankville, USA is at an internet cafe, now you have an option. Microsoft has opened Skype for Web (beta) to all users in the UK and US on...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget The best handheld vacuum
This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the original full article at TheSweethome.comFor small spills and tight spots that a regular vacuum ca...
11:44 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Gaming hall of fame inducts 'Pong,' 'Tetris' and other classics
The results are in. After a selection process that lasted nearly four months, the newly created World Video Game Hall of Fame has announced its first class inductees. Doom, Pac-Man, Pong, Super Mario ...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget A drop of blood reveals every disease you've ever had
This stock image is just for illustration, you do not need this much blood to take the new test.Every disease that you've ever encountered is cataloged within your DNA, and now a team from the Howard ...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget A drop of blood reveals almost every virus you've ever met
This stock image is just for illustration, you do not need this much blood to take the new test.Every disease that you've ever encountered is cataloged within your DNA, and now a team from the Howard ...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Going Android: How Nintendo could learn from Amazon
Nintendo may have quashed rumors that its next-generation "NX" console will run Android, but that isn't enough to stop the speculators. After all, the company has a history of denials that weren't ent...
10:15 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget How an astronaut shook hands with someone on Earth from space
NASA astronaut Terry Virts is part of the current ISS crew, while ESA telerobotics specialist Andr Schiele is in the Netherlands. Thanks to two special joysticks with force feedback in both locations,...
09:53 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Nubia's bezel-free Z9 smartphone is coming to the US
If I had a nickel for every "ugh, too much bezel!" comment, I'd have... well, a few bucks anyway. That's why it's good news that Nubia's borderless 5.2-inch Z9 smartphone is coming to the US next quar...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Guess who's (kinda) keeping 'Rock Band 4' from PCs
Rock Band 4 arrives on the PC-like Xbox One and PS4, so it made sense for Eurogamer to ask if the game would ever make its way onto the real thing. Unfortunately, PC gamers won't be getting a version ...
09:09 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Wild UI concept uses paper to interact with projected displays
A simple table can be a profound tool for collaboration, so it's particularly disappointing that we haven't yet solved the puzzle of how to effectively digitize that experience. Microsoft's original S...
08:26 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget NASA to hold competition for autonomous rock-collecting robots
DARPA isn't the only government agency holding a robotics competition this June. NASA's fourth Sample Return Robot Challenge will take place on June 8th to 13th, though with fewer contenders -- mostly...
07:34 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget HP abandons futuristic tech for its futuristic supercomputer
HP has abruptly changed course on its 'Machine,' a new type of memory-driven computer it thinks will radically alter large-scale data processing. When the company first launched it last year, the plan...
06:54 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget UK government department swaps Microsoft for Google
For the longest time, the UK government built its systems around Microsoft software. That's still largely the case, but things have slowly changed as departments get to grips with the cloud, and compa...
06:40 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget London tests traffic lights that stay green for cyclists
Cycling is one of the quickest ways to get across London, and soon adaptive traffic lights could make pedal-power even faster. Transport for London (TfL) is testing a system that detects groups of cyc...
06:24 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Google revamps Android TV with over 600 new apps
Google is hoping to give Android TV a boost after updating the platform to make app discovery much easier, letting you find more than 600 'new' apps that have previously been difficult to find. Our ch...
04:41 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget New York sets rules for running Bitcoin exchange businesses
New York has finally issued an official set of rules for businesses that deal with Bitcoins. If you recall, New York Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky and his team have been writ...
04:15 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Vodafone and Virgin Media may team up to take down BT and Sky
With BT currently in the process of acquiring EE and Sky expanding into mobile, the UK is set for media consolidation. Consumers are set to benefit as providers fight for their money, but it's also pu...
02:52 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Yahoo takes the ax to Mail, Maps and Pipes features
Yahoo has published its second quarter progress report for 2015, and its theme's pretty clear: killing features and antiquated products. Starting on June 15th, Yahoo Mail will no longer be able to syn...
12:57 am -04 - Fri, June 5, 2015
Engadget Chrome will 'intelligently' pause Flash content like auto-playing ads
Few things are more annoying on the internet than auto-playing Flash ads, especially if it has audio. If you don't already have an ad-blocker installed, then you might want to consider getting the upc...
11:36 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Massive hack compromises 4 million federal employees' private info
A group of hackers has attacked the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), stealing sensitive data on 4 million current and former American federal employees. Law enforcement sources tell Reuters that ...
10:48 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Edward Snowden op-ed celebrates 'power of an informed public'
It's been about two years since we first discussed the NSA plan for "bulk metadata" monitoring of phone calls. At the heart of that information and so many revelations since, is Edward Snowden, the ma...
10:48 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Edward Snowden looks back, two years after NSA leaks started
It's been about two years since we first discussed the NSA plan for "bulk metadata" monitoring of phone calls. At the heart of that information and so many revelations since, is Edward Snowden, the ma...
08:59 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Poke monster heads and solve puzzles in VR with 'GNOG' on PS4
GNOG is a weird game from a strange studio, which is probably why it's attracted the attention of both Sony and Double Fine, the company behind Broken Age and other big-name indie games. GNOG is a col...
08:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Pebble Time's iOS app hasn't been approved by Apple yet
The iOS faithful who already received their shiny new Pebble Time smartwatches are likely more than a little disappointed. The wearable is shipping to Kickstarter backers, but there's one big problem:...
07:06 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Google search on iOS now works like it does on Android
Google's been including contextual search results (links to content from installed apps, not just web pages) for Android users since 2013. Today, iOS users will be able finally be able to do the same....
07:06 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Google Search on iOS picks up a new feature from Android
Google has included contextual search results (links to content from installed apps, not just web pages) for Android users since 2013. Today, iOS users will be able finally be able to do the same. Fol...
06:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Sling TV launches a standalone service for Latinos
Last month, Sling TV introduced a couple of channel packs for the Spanish-speaking audience in the US. But now the company's taking that one step further with Sling Latino, a standalone service for pe...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Facebook Messenger only shares your location when you tell it to
Sharing your location with the person you're chatting with in Facebook Messenger isn't a new feature, but the way its done has changed... thankfully. The app no longer shares your location by default,...
05:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget ESPN's X Games to use GoPro footage during live broadcasts
ESPN is never afraid to experiment with new technologies. Earlier this year, it used drones to capture footage of athletes as they performed during the winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. That recorded...
04:54 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget High-yield yeast converts 97 percent of a plant to biofuel
The Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center announced a major breakthrough in the biofuel field yesterday: a newly developed strain of yeast capable of producing more than three times the amou...
04:54 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget High-yield yeast converts 97 percent of a plant's sugars to biofuel
The Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center announced a major breakthrough in the biofuel field yesterday: a newly developed strain of yeast capable of producing more than three times the amou...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Fizzics countertop 'draught' system makes bad beer good
I like, nay, love beer. But I'll be honest, when I first heard about Fizzics and its promise to deliver the perfect pour of tap-quality beer from any can or bottle I dismissed it. It seems like the so...
03:46 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Facebook Lite uses less storage and bandwidth for emerging markets
Facebook's regular Android app just uses too much data and storage for devices in developing areas. It also tends to eat up a good bit of pricey data. To remedy those connectivity woes, the folks in M...
03:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget You can pre-order the first official Steam Machines starting today
Look, there's literally no shortage of things you can slot into your home theater system for a spot of streaming media or some melt-into-your-couch gaming. If you want to be able to recline in your li...
03:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Drugs and dystopia in 1960s England: 'We Happy Few' hits Kickstarter
We Happy Few takes place in 1964 in the isolated English town of Wellington Wells. On the surface, it's an ideal place, filled with smiling residents and all the conveniences of retro-modern technolog...
02:47 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget SoundCloud inks licensing deal with 20,000 indie labels
SoundCloud continues to lend a hand to independent artists, and today the streaming service announced a royalty agreement with Merlin. While the name may not ring a bell, Merlin works with 20,000 indi...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Blending 'Advance Wars' and 'Hearthstone' in 'Duelyst'
Keith Lee and his partner Emil Anticevic have some serious gaming cred on their resumes. Lee was one of the project leaders on Diablo 3 and Anticevic is responsible in part for the cloud based technol...
02:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Airbnb rolls out a pricing recommendation tool for hosts
If you try to book a hotel room in San Diego in September, you can probably get one for around $200-300 a night. If you try to do the same in mid-July during Comic-Con? You'll likely have to cough up ...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Here's what our readers think of the Apple Watch
Long-awaited and eagerly anticipated by many, the Apple Watch finally arrived in April to fairly positive reviews. In our own write-up of Apple's first wearable, we admired its construction, calling i...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget SpaceX wants to launch internet-beaming satellites
Google's Project Loon and Facebook's internet drones could soon see added competition from SpaceX. The Elon Musk-owned rocket company has just petitioned the FCC for permission to launch a pair of exp...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget White House secretly expands NSA power to collect US internet data
The Obama administration expanded the NSA's ability to collect Americans' internet data in 2012, with absolutely no notice to the public, The New York Times reports. The Justice Department issued two ...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget This cock ring quantifies your sex life
There are fitness trackers for your head, torso, wrist and calves, and then there are fitness trackers for your genitals. Drawing inspiration from Bondara's conceptual SexFit, Lovely is a cock ring we...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Google's Sergey Brin opens up about self-driving car accidents
Accidents happen, but that hasn't stopped people being curious about the sort of scrapes that Google's self-driving cars have gotten into. Sergey Brin recently conceded that there had been a 12th inci...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Lycos is making a comeback with a suite of connected devices
Lycos is synonymous with the '90s. It was once the internet's favored portal, long before Google, Bing and other search engines. Nowadays, we're living in an era ruled by Silicon Valley giants and hun...
11:46 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Sony pledges to be 30 percent 'greener' by 2020
Like the epic vomiting session after a long evening in Las Vegas, climate change is inevitably coming for us all. Sony has decided to show off its greener side by pledging to shrink both its carbon fo...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget I smelled a little girl and I liked it?
Once upon a time, on a warm afternoon in May, I followed Goldilocks on her adventure, one smell at a time. As she made her way through the illustrated forest on the iPad in front of me, I tapped the s...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget 'Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection' brings Naughty Dog's trilogy to PS4
After Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was pushed into 2016, PlayStation 4 owners hungry for supernatural-tinged archaeological adventure, adequate gunplay and roguish quips were braced for a disappointing ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Popular card game 'Apples to Apples' takes its deck of laughs to iOS
Enjoy the hilarity of making silly comparisons in Mattel's Apples to Apples card game? Well, you can now play it on iOS devices too -- and not have to futz with a handful of cards. For the uninitiated...
10:43 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Inside Taipei's huge tech wonderland of a mall
Taipei isn't really lacking in gadget shopping options, but, even so, the recently launched Syntrend Creative Park is noteworthy. A joint project between electronics supplier Hon Hai and Taipei's gove...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Google makes its case for VR by reinventing the field trip
I was standing on the surface of Mars. The rocky terrain was red and dusty, with nothing above it except the vast expanse of space. "Now if you look over here, this is where the Spirit rover landed," ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Tumblr makes it easy to search for reaction GIFs
Reaction GIFs are already a common sight on Tumblr, but this new feature might make them even more prolific. The social network/blogging platform now has a built-in GIF search and insert feature: simp...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Periscope for iOS lets you scour the globe for livestreams
Part of the appeal of Periscope is watching streams from complete strangers. Sure, your friend's tour of their office is compelling, but it's nothing compared to video streamed from inside North Korea...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Scientists are one step closer to growing replacement limbs
If the goal in medicine is to be able to repair people as if they were made out of Lego, then we just took a big stride towards that future. A team at Massachusetts General Hospital has managed to gro...
09:19 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Twitter bars site that kept politicians' boneheaded tweets
Politwoops -- a database of tweets US lawmakers would rather you forget -- has been banished by Twitter for violating its terms of service. The Sunlight Foundation, which created the site (and still o...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Epic Games wants architects to make Unreal Engine more lifelike
While gaming graphics keep getting more realistic, they're still a far cry from what architects can do. That's why Unreal Engine maker Epic Games and architectural site Ronen Bekerman are marrying the...
08:52 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch finally arrives at Apple Stores in two weeks
Apple says the Watch will finally hit its US retail stores in two weeks, and it expects to clear up most of its May pre-order backlog by then, as well. The wearable is also coming to seven more countr...
08:37 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Watch RoboSimian prepare for DARPA's Robotics Challenge finals
I've got to be honest: the moment I saw the robot above straighten its torso like some sort of a human-arachnid hybrid, I felt a tinge of fear. Good thing NASA JPL designed it to help humans in times ...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget 'Battleborn' has the trappings of a modern shooter and more
The folks at Gearbox Software want you to know a few things about Battleborn, the incredibly colorful "hero shooter" ahead of its grand showing at E3 in a few weeks. Why? Probably so it can expand upo...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget 'Abused emoji' give kids an easy way to talk about serious issues
Some situations are just too hard to put into words even if you're the most eloquent person on the planet. So just imagine how tough it is for kids in troubled homes to tell someone, anyone, what they...
06:20 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Tesco trials app for donating unsold food to charity
It's strange to think that in an affluent nation like the UK, there are people going hungry while shops and eateries throw out masses of perfectly good food every day. Charity organisation FareShare h...
06:02 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Lufthansa will charge you extra for booking flights on other websites
Be careful when choosing a website to book that upcoming trip to Munich... you may end up paying more than you have to. Germany's Lufthansa Group is introducing a 16 ($18) fee for flights booked throu...
05:42 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget MPs bid to overturn UK surveillance law at the High Court
When UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced he had passed emergency legislation to retain everyone's web and phone activity, privacy groups were understandably upset. The Data Retention and Investi...
04:42 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Quick Charge 2.0 is coming to USB hubs
Isn't it annoying when some smartphones boast Quick Charge 2.0 but only come with a regular USB charger? Given the option, we'd rather spend the money on something more practical, like a USB hub that ...
04:42 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Quick Charge 2.0 is coming to USB charging stations
Isn't it annoying when some smartphones boast Quick Charge 2.0 but only come with a regular USB charger? Given the option, we'd rather spend the money on something more practical, like a multi-port US...
03:32 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Software can detect your pain level just by looking
Remember Baymax's pain scale in Big Hero 6? In the real world, machines might not even need to ask whether or not you're hurting -- they'll already know. UC San Diego researchers have developed a comp...
03:32 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget Computers can tell how much pain you're in by looking at your face
Remember Baymax's pain scale in Big Hero 6? In the real world, machines might not even need to ask whether or not you're hurting -- they'll already know. UC San Diego researchers have developed a comp...
02:15 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget HTC's new pixel-density champ is the One ME
Oh, HTC, we're starting to lose track of all your tempting Asia-only models. The Taiwanese company has just revealed the One ME, which is basically an M9+ with less metal and no Duo camera (as rumored...
01:13 am -04 - Thu, June 4, 2015
Engadget California senate wants warrants to be required for phone searches
The California State Senate has passed the "Leno bill," which aims to protect residents' digital privacy. Officially called Senate Bill 178, it would require authorities to secure a warrant whenever t...
11:58 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Dish Network and T-Mobile are talking merger
Add one more (potential) communications company deal to the pile: T-Mobile and Dish Network. According to the Wall Street Journal, the two are in "close agreement" about the structure of a combined co...
11:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Baidu caught gaming recent supercomputer performance test
Chinese search engine giant Baidu recently made headlines when its supercomputer reportedly beat out challengers from both Google and Microsoft on the ImageNet image recognition test. However, the com...
10:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Watch Synaptics' touch-sensitive space bar in action
Earlier today, Synaptics announced its SmartBar technology that adds a touch input area -- enabled by a sub-0.2mm-thick PET film -- onto the space bar, which then lets you perform certain tasks withou...
10:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget The DEA's eavesdropping has tripled over the past decade
A federal agency eavesdropping is nothing new -- even if sometimes they do it with controversy. But, aside from the NSA, there's one in particular that has been quite active in the past few years: the...
09:28 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's dedicated 'Gears of War' studio has a new name
Microsoft's done it again. After buying the Gears of War franchise last year, it's tasked one team to focus exclusively on that franchise and change its name in doing so. Sounds familiar, right? Canad...
08:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget How to watch the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals online for free
DARPA's Robotics Challenge is finally coming to a close. The finals will be held on June 5th to 6th, almost three years after the contest was launched, in Pomona, California -- but you thankfully can ...
08:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget NASA and Verizon are working to monitor drones with cell towers
While NASA works with the FAA to build a network for monitoring drones in the US, NASA is enlisting help from a cellphone carrier. The Guardian reports that Verizon joined the effort too, helping NASA...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Stephen Colbert introduces 'The Late Show' to social media
Stephen Colbert's no stranger to the internet or technology, but you can't exactly say the same for the show he starts hosting in December. Well ahead of his first night behind the The Late Show desk,...
06:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Leaked trade deal stops countries from saying where your data goes
There's been a fair share of leaked trade deals raising hackles in recent memory, but the latest could have some big repercussions for your data privacy. WikiLeaks has slipped out details of the in-pr...
06:05 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget I tried to identify high-quality audio samples and failed miserably
High-resolution audio is getting a lot buzz as of late thanks to the efforts of Tidal, Neil Young and others. While Tidal had a test of its own, NPR set up another quiz to see if you can tell the diff...
05:24 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget The USAF found and flattened an ISIL base because of selfies
According to Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, a USAF intelligence team with the 361st ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Group in Hurlburt Field, FL, uncovered a meaty piece of intel dur...
05:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Massive shooter 'PlanetSide 2' hits PS4 for free in June
PlanetSide 2 is massive -- it holds the Guinness World Record for the most players in a single online, first-person shooter battle with 1,158 people -- and it officially launches on PlayStation 4 on J...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget These smart headphones come with a Google Glass lookalike on the side
The unholy union between a pair of over-ear headphones and wearable display that bares a more than passing resemblance to Google Glass. That's how we're going to summarize the SiMe smart headphones. I...
04:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget New Apple TV hardware reportedly won't show up at WWDC, either
Apple's oft-rumored streaming TV service won't be the only thing going AWOL from the Worldwide Developer Conference next week, it seems. New York Times sources say that 1 Infinite Loop has scrapped pl...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget The Android M Preview makes for a surprisingly usable daily driver
Late last week, I fired my up Mac's Terminal, pecked out a few half-remembered commands, looked them up, typed them out more slowly and that was that. After a few moments of silent finger-crossing, I ...
04:07 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Online video poised to outsell DVD purchases this year
Believe it or not, the surge in online streaming options from Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Hulu and others have yet to outsell DVDs. That'll change this year, though. In a new report from consulting firm Pri...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Large Hadron Collider gets back to running science experiments
What's that strange circular shape, you ask? That, friends, is what particle physics looks like when it's getting back on track. After weeks of test runs following its return to service, the Large Had...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Watchdog on recent IRS hack: We told them so
The IRS web portal is no digital Fort Knox, officials from IRS watchdog Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) told the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. In fact, J. Russell Geor...
03:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget One Chinese brand makes a quarter of the world's wearable devices
Which company do you think is the fast-rising upstart in the wearable world? Fitbit? Jawbone? None of the above, if you ask IDC. It estimates that China's Xiaomi claimed 24.6 percent of the wearable d...
03:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Robotic vehicles find the Pacific Ocean's deepest thermal vents
Robotic underwater vehicles from the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Research Institute just helped discover one of the Earth's more elusive scientific treasures. Both an autonomous mapping craft and a remote...
02:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget FBI surveillance planes flying over US cities linked to fake companies
Thanks to an Associated Press report, we now know more about the FBI's fleet of small surveillance planes that are flying over US cities. It's no secret the aircraft have been used for years to aid th...
02:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Windows will make it easier to remote-control Linux PCs
In case there was any doubt that Microsoft's war against Linux is (mostly) over, the company just offered another olive branch. The company has revealed that its PowerShell team is working on support ...
01:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Drone catches cheating students in 'world's toughest exam'
If students want to cheat their way through one of China's most difficult exams, they'll now need to thwart a patrolling drone. The National Higher Education Entrance Exam, known as "gaokao," is held ...
01:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Hornby's KitStarter lets fans crowdfund vintage model sets
Hornby, a British company that makes detailed model trains, plastic build-it-yourself toolkits and die-cast collectibles, wants to bring back some of its classic sets. To do so, it's launching a Kicks...
01:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget 'Teletubbies' to return with tablet tummies
You wouldn't think that technology would have infected the primary colored world of children's TV, but even the Teletubbies have been forced to move with the times. The forthcoming remake of the stone...
12:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Showtime reportedly announcing standalone streaming this week
Showtime's standalone streaming service was tipped back in November, and now it appears we may be close to the official reveal. Variety reports CBS is prepping to announce the subscription option to t...
12:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Showtime's cord-cutter service launches in July on Apple
Showtime's standalone streaming service was tipped back in November, and now it appears we may be close to the official reveal. Variety reports CBS is prepping to announce the subscription option to t...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Tidal delivers desktop app, refreshed UI and student pricing
Jay Z's music-streaming service, Tidal, relies heavily on bringing exclusive content to subscribers. But it knows more features are needed to complement that. Today, in an effort to make the overall e...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget YouTube's Music Insights tool can monitor artists' popularity
YouTube has released a new tool for artists, one those truly hungry for stardom can use to keep a close eye on how their popularity is growing. The data tool is called "Music Insights," and it shows u...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Juul is the e-cig that will finally stop me from smoking (I hope)
I started smoking at 13. To be honest, I can't even pin the blame on peer pressure. Maybe it was my teenage desire to rebel; maybe I just wanted to look cool. I'm not sure why I started, but I know th...
11:45 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Sensor-equipped seals deliver goldmine of climate data
Seals with sensors have been roaming Antarctica's seas for over a decade and the trove of data they gathered is now available to scientists across the world. The research, conducted by an 11-nation co...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Somebody's already making a movie about the Sony hack
Mere months after a series of red lights began flashing in Sony's IT department, a film covering the event has already been greenlit. The Hollywood Reporter believes that a documentary about the studi...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget NFL teams with Yahoo for first free Internet live-stream of regular-season game
The National Football League inked a deal with Yahoo to be the league's exclusive partner to deliver the first-ever live stream of a regular-season NFL game for free over the Internet to users world...
10:47 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Tim Cook says privacy is a fundamental, moral right
It should surprise no one that, while being honored as a champion of privacy, Tim Cook threw shade at Google for its attitude toward its customer data. As TechCrunch reports, Apple's CEO was speaking ...
10:32 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Disney's smart toys combine Avengers, sensors and imagination
Those giant, green Hulk hands in your closet might be cool but their utility doesn't extend much beyond freaking out your cat and making tired "you wouldn't like me when I'm angry" jokes. Disney has a...
10:18 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speaker due to overheating battery
While most of the internet was busying oogling the Fallout 4 trailer, Apple delivered some bad news to owners of Dr. Dre's super-sized speaker. The company is recalling the Beats Pill XL, citingthe wi...
10:17 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Catch up on ASUS' busy week at Computex
Computex? More like ASUStex, amirite? Like last year, the Taiwan-based company used the 2015 show as its personal product launchpad, revealing selfie phones, smartwatches, tablets, hybrid laptops, all...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Here's that 'Fallout 4' trailer you're looking for
Fallout 4 is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and so far, this is what it looks like. First, the rumors are true: Fallout 4 is set in Boston, as demonstrated by scenes from an alternate-unive...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Huawei's fighting for American attention with the $250 P8 lite
Huawei held an "Unlocked" event in New York City the other day, and it didn't reveal US launch plans for the Huawei Watch or the mostly new, mostly great P8. What we did get, though, is a less expensi...
09:53 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Good luck tilting this massive pinball machine
If you're in Wolfsburg in the near future, you could do a lot worse than to head over to the Phaeno museum, which is currently playing host to one enormous pinball machine. The outfit teamed up with t...
09:40 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget 'Resident Evil 4' secretly adjusted its difficulty for you
Resident Evil 4 is one of the most beloved entries in the survival horror franchise, and the last game before the series moved towards a more bombastic, action-focused style. There are many reasons to...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Google wants to build a futuristic see-through dome
The curious structure above blanketed with transparent, undulating glass isn't someone's concept of a futuristic high-tech habitat on another planet. It's actually Google's latest design for the dome ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Metromile's Tag uses Apple iBeacon tech to track your driving
For almost three years now, Metromile has offered a pay-per-mile insurance service that tracked your trips via an OBD-II reader (a device that plugs into your car's data port) called the Pulse which a...
08:41 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Fallout 4 is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC
In the four-plus years since Fallout: New Vegas was released, gamers have been waiting for Bethesda to confirm the next title in the super-popular franchise. The company had us salivating when it drop...
08:41 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget 'Fallout 4' is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC
In the four-plus years since Fallout: New Vegas was released, gamers have been waiting for developer Bethesda to confirm the next title in the super-popular franchise. The company had us salivating wh...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Intel wants you to stop hating meetings
The worst part about meetings isn't showing off your new presentation, it's how difficult it is to get your computer screen to show up on the TV. At Computex, Intel introduced its real-time collaborat...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget 'Skylanders SuperChargers' takes to the skies, streets and sea
Imagine Mario Kart, Looney Tunes and Top Gear got together to plan a wild, rockin' birthday party for a 9-year-old. The result would probably resemble Skylanders SuperChargers, the latest game from Ac...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Synaptics' touch-sensitive space bar speeds up your writing
Your smartphone's keyboard has loads of shortcuts that help you write faster, but the keyboard on your big, brawny PC doesn't. Seems illogical, doesn't it? Synaptics doesn't think it makes sense, eith...
07:27 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget 20,000 London police to wear body cams by early next year
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today announced plans to supply the majority of Metropolitan Police officers with roughly 20,000 body-worn cameras within the next ten months. Like other law enfo...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Dell unveils a range of affordable PCs ahead of Windows 10
While Dell managed to surprise us with its rather handsome XPS 15 -- the sibling of the thin-bezel XPS 13 laptop -- at Computex, it's also bringing us a range of both new and refresh models ahead of t...
06:02 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Skype bug crashes the messaging app on Android, iOS and Windows
Skype users aren't safe from app-crashing messages, too. VentureBeat has discovered through the service's community forums that the app suffers from a bug similar to Apple's texting flaw. If you recal...
05:23 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Dell's latest thin-bezel laptop fronts a wave of new Windows 10 devices
After Microsoft recapped all of the major themes from the Build conference at its Computex keynote today, it tried another tactic to promote Windows 10: showing off sexy new devices. Microsoft corpora...
04:50 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget This tiny robot head replaces your mouse with a laser-projected one
If you don't want to be reliant on (or still don't really like using) a trackpad, and tire of dragging a full-sized mouse around, then the Odin, a laser-projected mouse, might be worth a look. You've ...
04:32 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Amazon targets UK parents with its kid-friendly Fire tablet
Over half of UK households now own a tablet, which is no surprise given how popular the devices are with children. Amazon seems to have noticed the trend and will soon be launching its Fire HD Kids Ed...
03:44 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Report: AT&T will accept net neutrality if it gets DirecTV
AT&T previously called the FCC's new net neutrality rules "a tragic step in the wrong direction" and even filed a lawsuit to block them. However, it would obey at least some of the new stipulation...
02:40 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Virginia opens up 70 miles of highway for driverless car testing
Google and other companies developing self-driving vehicles now have another state to consider for public road testing: Virginia. It has earmarked 70 miles of highway in the northern part of the state...
01:35 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Steam will refund nearly any online purchase within two weeks
Used to be that if you purchased and downloaded a game from Steam, and it didn't work out for whatever reason, you'd generally be SOL. However, Valve has recently reversed its zero tolerance return po...
12:36 am -04 - Wed, June 3, 2015
Engadget Tumblr replaces 'Ignore' with a more robust 'Block' feature
Tumblr has made it easier to keep trolls out of your account. The feature has been renamed "Block" -- "A proper, muscular name," the Yahoo-owned company said -- and it's accessible from several locati...
11:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Amazon won't charge for shipping on small, light items
In an effort to better compete with rival eBay, Amazon announced a new service today that offers free shipping on small, lightweight items for every customer -- not just Prime members. Dubbed "Fulfill...
09:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Blizzard's 'Heroes of the Storm' officially launches today
You're entirely forgiven if you thought that Blizzard's take on the MOBA genre (or multiplayer online battle arena if you aren't into the whole brevity thing), Heroes of the Storm was already released...
09:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget AMD's latest chips bring gaming and video chops to mainstream laptops
With AMD's new sixth-generation A-series processors, laptops in the $400 to $700 range could soon become far more capable. Formerly code-named "Carizzo," the new chips offer twice the gaming performan...
08:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget 'Gravity Ghost,' a game that heals, heads to PlayStation 4
Gravity Ghost is currently in development for PlayStation 4, but it's already a success. It launched on Steam in January, offering physics-based platforming tucked inside of soothing, spiraling gamepl...
08:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Sense8', 'The Wire' Blu-ray, 'Community' finale
First up, for sports fans this week is all about the finals, whether NBA or NHL -- it's time to take the trophy home. Otherwise, the Wachowskis have a big week, with the release of Jupiter Ascending o...
07:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Logitech's Harmony remotes can control your PS4 too
The PlayStation 4 is a lot of (mostly great) things, but easy to control without its DualShock 4 paddle isn't one of them. That changes today so long as you have a Logitech Harmony remote sitting on y...
06:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Magic Leap opens its augmented reality platform to developers
Magic Leap's vision for the future of augmented reality is mind-blowing. However, the mysterious startup, which Google backed with a hefty cash investment, knows this won't be possible without support...
06:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Senate passes USA Freedom Act, Sen. McConnell is not amused
For the first time since the 9/11 attacks, both houses of Congress have agreed to limit the government's domestic surveillance powers. Earlier today, the Senate voted 67 to 32 and passed the USA Freed...
06:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Senate passes USA Freedom Act (update: signed by Obama)
For the first time since the 9/11 attacks, both houses of Congress have agreed to limit the government's domestic surveillance powers. Earlier today, the Senate voted 67 to 32 and passed the USA Freed...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget SoundHound takes on Siri and Google with new voice search app
While SoundHound hasn't seen the tune-searching success as Shazam, the company behind it is taking a similar stance as the competition. Like Shazam's recent addition of product queries, SoundHound is ...
05:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Instagram is opening its advertising floodgates
Today Instagram announced sweeping changes to its 18-month old advertising scheme in an effort to monetize all those loyal sets of eyeballs. The company is essentially opening its platform to advertis...
05:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Comcast's new Chief Product Officer hails from Xbox, Nike
As Comcast keeps trying to turn around the negative reputation that it (and the rest of the pay-TV industry) has, it has a new Chief Product Officer to help. Enter Chris Satchell, who comes from Nike ...
04:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Who the @!#$&% is this guy? John Legere's strategy for taking new customers by storm
"The fuckers hate you.""I can't wait to watch the peckers scream and cry.""I'm bombing their factories."......
04:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Chlorine leak injures five at Apple data center
It hasn't been the best week for Apple. After a small fire broke out at its Arizona facility, it's now dealing with a chlorine leak at its data center in North Carolina. Catawba County Emergency Servi...
03:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Exploit can control older Macs even after they're formatted
There's a new vulnerability that could let evildoers control your Mac, even after you format the system drive. Discovered by OS X security expert Pedro Vilaca, the exploit targets older machines after...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Japanese robot moves heavy objects by putting its back into it
When you need to move something but it's too heavy to lift off the ground, most of us default to one of two strategies: find someone stronger, or shove it along the floor instead. Researchers from the...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Google Maps real-time transit info is now available in more places
Public transportation info has been in Google Maps for quite some time, but today the feature is seeing some handy improvements. First, when you select a transit option in the app, you're served a a l...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: 'Metal Gear?!' We're playing the 1987 original
Can love bloom on the battlefield? Metal Gear elicits more questions like these -- from both players and its characters -- than it ever answers. In the wake of Konami's recent public relations meltdow...
02:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Everybody still hates their cable provider
Two of America's independent consumer ratings agencies have revealed something we already knew: our cable providers suck. Picking up where it left off last year, America's Consumer Satisfaction Index ...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Google hopes to count the calories in your food photos
Be careful about snapping pictures of your obscenely tasty meals -- one day, your phone might judge you for them. Google recently took the wraps off Im2Calories, a research project that uses deep lear...
01:31 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Shop from your Pinterest board with Buyable Pins
You've spent a lot of time collecting those dream dresses on your Pinterest board, but at the end of the day, you still have to actually go to the store to buy them. No longer. Pinterest has just intr...
01:14 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget US Air Force and DARPA team up on hypersonic weapons
"What do we want to do with this technology? We want to weaponize it." That's what the US Air Force told Military.com it's planning to do with the X-51A WaveRider -- use its "scramjet," (supersonic ra...
12:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget We played 'Assassin's Creed' with our eyes... partially
Taiwan's big tech trade show isn't just about CEOs shouting about its newest laptops and tablets. It's also the place for execs to shake hands, make deals and do ole' fashioned business. One deal is p...
12:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget This is 'Henry,' Oculus Story Studio's second VR film
Oculus' big push into cinema began at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it introduced its VR filmmaking endeavor, Story Studio. Back then, the company debuted Lost and revealed a list of other sh...
12:17 pm -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Play PC games on your Amazon Fire TV through GameFly
Amazon's Fire TV devices may be focused primarily on Android games, but they can now do some PC gaming in a pinch. The media hubs have just scored an exclusive GameFly app that streams a mix of PC tit...
11:53 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Only thunder gods are worthy of handling this PC
Thermaltake's PC modding community often likes to do things to excess: Taiwan's biggest tech show is a huge opportunity for such excesses. The PC you see above, unashamedly modeled on a certain Nordic...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Intel: Rezence wireless charging will be in next year's devices
As we heard from Intel at its Computex keynote, the merger between A4WP (Alliance for Wireless Power) and PMA (Power Matters Alliance) is finally a signed deal as of today, which is a big step towards...
11:37 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Watch NASA test its main deep space rocket in a cloud of steam
If you thought NASA's recent booster rocket test for the Space Launch System was full of sound and fury, just wait until you see what happens with the main engines. The agency recently conducted a nea...
11:18 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Global Apollo program wants to make green energy cheaper than coal
A team of scientists wants to quickly drive down the cost of renewable energy to the point that it's cheaper than coal within ten years' time. In order to do that, though, they need money -- lots and ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget YouTube wants to be your one-stop shop for live E3 game videos
If you've ever followed the Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka E3) closely, you know that there are a lot of events taking place in a short space of time: press conferences, live booth presentations a...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Raspberry Pi 2 and DIY kit courtesy of Element14!
Where to begin? Would you like to make your own PiRate radio station or Pi Microwave? Does a techno upgrade to your Fisher Price Chatter Telephone sound like fun? You can do all this and more with a c...
10:42 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Acer's smart diaper is the crappiest demo at Computex
Ever since the introduction of the Edison, Intel's been actively pitching this tiny computer module to makers by way of workshops and hackathons. At Computex, the chip giant took the opportunity to sh...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Hold on, now GameStop's buying Think Geek
There was a hushed silence as the Priest shouted "should anyone have an objection to the marriage of ThinkGeek and Hot Topic, speak now or forever hold their peace." Suddenly, a side-door slammed open...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Hold on, now GameStop's buying ThinkGeek
There was a hushed silence as the Priest shouted "should anyone have an objection to the marriage of ThinkGeek and Hot Topic, speak now or forever hold their peace." Suddenly, a side-door slammed open...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget The Apple Watch as a fitness device (as written by a runner)
I was supposed to review the Apple Watch. That was the plan, but then, when Engadget had its first chance to test the device, I was on vacation. Specifically, I was in France, where I ran the Paris Ma...
09:46 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Nintendo's next console won't run Android after all
Aside from its codename, we know little about Nintendo's in-development "NX" console. Yesterday, however, Japanese publication Nikkei claimed to have hit upon a particularly juicy detail about the nex...
09:33 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget The first products that support Apple's HomeKit have arrived
A year after Apple first announced HomeKit, you can finally buy products based on the standard from Lutron and Insteon. Other manufacturers are also bringing HomeKit products soon: Elgato has sensors ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget 'Lego Dimensions' has the toys, but 'Disney Infinity' is a better game
The toys came to life, and it was cool when they did. Almost four years after Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure let kids place action figures on an NFC device to make them playable in a grand adventure ga...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Dude, you're getting a call from Dell
Right or wrong, Dell once had a reputation for some terrible customer service. But to its credit, the company seems to be showing some self-awareness. After making some recent improvements to its supp...
08:40 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget More than half of Android devices use Jelly Bean or KitKat
Google's big developer conference is done for another year, which means that the company is ready to dish out some hot statistics regarding the state of Android's union. Thankfully, the search engine ...
08:20 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Next for Qualcomm: faster WiFi and a gateway to cheap tablets
Computex is the perfect sort of tech convention for a chip giant like Qualcomm. It's all about companies showing off their wares so that other companies will actually want to buy them. And this year, ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget These smart earbuds are volume knobs for the real world
Your choices for filtering the sounds around you are typically quite limited: you either have to drown it out (such as through earplugs or headphones) or let all the annoyances in. Doppler Labs might ...
07:41 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Microsoft WiFi could be another reason to get Office 365
Although Microsoft already offers millions of WiFi access points around the world through Skype, it appears the company has bigger plans for its wireless internet service. If a new (barebones) website...
07:26 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Google boosts employee diversity but is still mostly white guys
As of the start of this year, 53,600 people work for Google full-time. Too many of those workers, according to the company's detractors and its own assessment a year ago, are male, and white or Asian....
06:42 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget The last Pirate Bay co-founder has served his jail time
For years, authorities had played a game of cat and mouse with the co-founders of Bittorrent site The Pirate Bay. The long game eventually paid off, with Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Warg and Fredrik Neij al...
06:10 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Vodafone expands 4G roaming to the Carribean and beyond
With its Feel at Home free roaming perk, Three is undoubtedly the most jetsetter-friendly carrier in the UK, but Vodafone's not too far behind. It's WorldTraveller add-on lets you use your usual call,...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Thync's mood-changing wearable arrives for $299
How eager are you to calm down (or psych yourself up) at a moment's notice? If the answer is "enough to buy a fairly expensive gadget," your solution is now within reach. Thync has launched its namesa...
05:40 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Jawbone's Up2 fitness tracker arrives in the UK for 90
Jawbone's delayed Up3 still isn't available in the UK, but it seems the company is quite content to push ahead with its cheaper Up2 instead. The wrist-worn health tracker is available now for 89.99 in...
05:23 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Report: UK cops request citizen data every two minutes
According to Big Brother Watch (PDF), law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom have requested the personal metadata of citizens nearly three quarters of a million times in the past two years. Th...
04:41 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Intel beefs up fifth-gen Core chips with IRIS graphics
Intel has revealed a crop of new fifth-gen Core chips for mobile and desktop that should tide over power-users and gamers until next-gen "Skylake" CPUs arrive later this year. There are five new model...
04:24 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Thunderbolt 3 is twice as fast and uses reversible USB-C
The next laptop you buy with a USB-C port could be even more useful than you thought. Intel today unveiled Thunderbolt 3, which uses an identical port design as its USB brethren. So if Apple sticks wi...
03:27 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget The PS4 will have a 1TB hard drive version very soon
Coming right on time after Microsoft's leak a few hours ago, some pre-E3 Sony news just popped up. An FCC filing reveals two new versions of the PS4 are on the way, and one of them is its first to com...
02:30 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Acer's Android gaming tablet is the first with Intel's new chip
Mobile gaming doesn't mean low-power gaming according to Acer and Intel. The companies have joined forces to produced the first 14nm Atom x7 processor-powered (AKA Cherry Trail) Android tablet. The ga...
01:17 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget 'World's smallest' USB 3.0 flash drive is about the size of a dime
Thanks to Moore's Law we've seen flash drives grow steadily smaller and smaller as storage capacity does exactly the opposite. To wit, the new SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 USB 3.0 storage unit is perhaps...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, June 2, 2015
Engadget Ford Sync 3 launches in the Escape and Fiesta this summer
Ford's Sync 3 connected car system is nearly ready to hit the road. The automaker has revealed that its tuned-up infotainment will first show up in 2016 Escape and Fiesta models, both of which go on s...
11:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Protesters want Facebook to remove 'fake name' reporting tool
Drag queens, Native Americans, victims of abuse and anyone who'd rather not use their real names on social media aren't done waging war against Facebook's real name policy. Around 50 to 100 protesters...
10:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Microsoft buys the company behind to-do app Wunderlist
Microsoft's quest to conquer the mobile productivity app world by acquiring it is still underway, it seems. A Wall Street Journal source claims that the folks in Redmond have bought 6Wunderkinder, bet...
09:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget NASA tests airplane wings that shrug off insect guts
You may not think of insects as a problem for aircraft (Bambi Meets Godzilla comes to mind), but they really are -- the residue from those splattered bugs slows aircraft down and hikes fuel consumptio...
08:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Xbox One 'Independent Developers Pack' revealed with new controller
It's not E3 yet, but Microsoft has taken the wraps off of this limited edition "Independent Developers Pack" Xbox One, in Australia of all places. Besides packing download tokens for five [email protected] (Han...
07:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Rumored Apple TV service isn't ready for WWDC next week
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference will kick off next week, on July 8th, and the company might announce a new music streaming service, a thinner set-top box and OS updates. You know what we...
07:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Nintendo reveals a flood of new games ahead of E3 2015
The NX console isn't the only product Nintendo's working on behind the scenes, naturally. Via a Direct Micro video session, the company has now shared an outlook of its game plan for this year and bey...
06:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget AirDog's auto-following camera drone launches on August 31st
It's been several months since AirDog's namesake tag-along camera drone was originally expected to ship, but the award-winning robotic flyer is finally close to reaching your doorstep. The company has...
05:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Of course there's a shark in this 'Call of Duty' Exo Zombies video
Carrier, the latest map for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Exo Zombies mode, is a seafaring vessel infested with hordes of ravenous former-humans. Since it's on the open seas, of course the ship has...
05:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Supreme Court: online threats must be intentional to be illegal
You can't be sent to prison for kinda sorta threats in the real world, and that now applies to the internet as well. The US Supreme Court has overturned the conviction in Anthony Elonis v. United Stat...
05:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget The Dark Web may be smaller, pervier than previously thought
Last week, two hackers unleashed an automated scanning tool on the the internet's deepest layers, known as the Dark Web. This digital underworld is accessible only through the Tor Network and traffick...
04:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Facebook will encrypt the emails it sends to you with PGP
Facebook, the social network where there's no such thing as too much information is handing another olive branch to the privacy crowd. The company has announced that it'll allow users to add PGP keys ...
04:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Use Foursquare to hail your next Uber ride
Since it gave check-ins the boot, the main Foursquare app became a directory of restaurants, coffee shops, retail locations and more. Thanks to a partnership with Button, though, the mobile software i...
03:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget U of Oregon's robo-ostrich can blindly clamor over obstacles
So what if some mechanical cheetah can hop curbs in stride? The ATRIAS bipedal robot from University of Oregon can now step over obstacles without even looking. For this experiment, the ATRIAS was not...
03:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Oregon State's robo-ostrich blindly clambers over obstacles
So what if some mechanical cheetah can hop curbs in stride? The ATRIAS bipedal robot from Oregon State University can now step over obstacles without even looking. For this experiment, the ATRIAS was ...
02:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Apple's new music service will reportedly cost $10 a month
Rumors that Apple is going to debut its retooled music offering at WWDC next week are nothing new. However, in a report by The Wall Street Journal comes word that the streaming service will be priced ...
02:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Netflix is testing ads surrounding its shows (update: only its own)
Anxious to see what happens next in Daredevil? In the future, you might have to endure an ad first. Netflix has confirmed to Cord Cutters News that it's publicly testing ads both before and after show...
02:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Shopping online doesn't mean you have to skip the tailor
Before the end of the year, Macy's and Bloomingdale's will offer custom tailoring for clothes you purchase online. How does that work? Well, thanks to a new startup from Men's Warehouse founder George...
01:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget 'XCOM 2' takes over PCs in November
Prepare for permadeath. XCOM 2, the sequel to 2012's wonderfully rich strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is due to hit PC in November. XCOM 2 comes from publisher 2K and developer Firaxis Games, the v...
01:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget 'XCOM 2' infiltrates PCs in November
Prepare for permadeath. XCOM 2, the sequel to 2012's wonderfully rich strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is due to hit PC in November. XCOM 2 comes from publisher 2K and developer Firaxis Games, the v...
01:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Smart thermometer is ready to track your kid's fever all day long
You no longer have to disturb your kid's sleep just to see if that fever is getting any better. Months after its CES debut, Blue Spark's TempTraq thermometer is available for a fairly reasonable $25. ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Welcome to Public Access: Community storytelling at its weirdest
Before YouTube, before Twitter, before Lil Bub and The Dress, there was the localized meme generator known as public-access television. As an alternative to commercial broadcasting, public access gave...
12:29 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Internet pictures can hide code that leaves you open to hacks
You might want to be more cautious the next time you click on an internet image link sent by a stranger -- much like the pirate cat photo you see above, that adorable picture could be hiding something...
12:29 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Internet pictures can hide code that leaves you open to hacks (update: criticism)
You might want to be more cautious the next time you click on an internet image link sent by a stranger -- much like the pirate cat photo you see above, that adorable picture could be hiding something...
12:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Three backtracks on mid-contract price hikes
With all-you-can-eat data tariffs, 4G connectivity as standard and free roaming in popular travel destinations, Three's often applauded for being a carrier of the people. Whenever a new service is ann...
12:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Lego's 'Minecraft' competitor is real and ready to download
Yes, those rumors of Lego building a direct competitor to Minecraft were true: meet Lego Worlds. The sandbox game has launched on Windows through Steam's Early Access program for $17, and promises to ...
11:43 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Hubble peeks at the Milky Way's densest star cluster
Some parts of space are a little more crowded than others. The Arches Cluster, located 25,000 light-years from Earth, is currently the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way. For comparison, if y...
11:14 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget This transforming PC tower could be a robot in disguise
Remember that time when Hasbro got really upset with ASUS for calling its convertible laptops Transformers, only to have its request for sales injunction shot down by the court? A little over three ye...
10:43 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Amazon crowns winner of first warehouse robot challenge
The robots that joined Amazon's Picking Challenge aren't quite ready to replace human warehouse workers, but some of them seriously showed great promise. Team RBO from the Technical University of Berl...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Typo's truce with BlackBerry stops it from selling phone keyboards
Typo started fending off lawsuits from BlackBerry almost as soon as its lookalike iPhone keyboards went on sale, but it's at last getting a break... well, sort of. The Ryan Seacrest-backed company has...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Why 'Rock Band 4' got the gang back together
Walking onto the roof of the Shangri La Hotel in Santa Monica, California, I was nervous and curious to see Rock Band 4. After all it had been five years since Rock Band 3. Would it still feel good? I...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget How laser scans and VR are preserving London's hidden 'Mail Rail'
Deep in the heart of London, buried beneath 70 feet of soil and concrete, lies a hidden underground railway. For almost 80 years, the UK's "Mail Rail" transported letters and parcels between the capit...
08:38 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget HangKeys makes a fun game out of an iOS keyboard
When messaging a friend of family member begins to drop off, wouldn't it be good if you could fire up a game to liven things up a bit? Normally, you'd have to meet your would-be opponent in an app lik...
08:15 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Google simplifies security and privacy with new account hub
Many of us are dependent on Google apps like Gmail and now Photos, but Google has a rep for being less than transparent on security and privacy, especially in Europe. Now, the search giant has put all...
07:35 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget US limits the NSA's reach ahead of sweeping reform
The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to reform the powers of America's security services, at the expense of renewing existing provisions of the Patriot Act. In a contentious debate leading up to midnig...
06:49 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget GoPro's Hero LCD puts a touchscreen on its entry-level camera
Last week, GoPro unveiled some advanced tools for the more ambitious content creator. Today, for the folk that just want to snorkel in the Bahamas, or jump off a cliff there's a new member of the GoPr...
06:46 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA's G-Sync brings smoother graphics to gaming laptops
NVIDIA's G-Sync promised to kill a lot of gaming issues like lag and stutter on desktop PCs, but you need both a supported graphics card and monitor to make it work. However, that's obviously not an i...
06:01 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Nintendo's new 'NX' console will reportedly run Android
Nintendo has already said that it won't be talking about its new NX console until 2016, but that hasn't stopped a few tantalising details from slipping out to the press. Nikkei reports that the new ha...
05:15 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget MediaTek's Helio P10 offers octa-core and faster LTE on the cheap
It's only been half a month since MediaTek announced a 10-core mobile processor, the Helio X20, as its flagship product for next year, but the company is already prepping a slightly lesser model to st...
04:15 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 launches on July 29th, here's how to get in line
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is coming on July 29th, and you don't even need to get out of your chair to get a spot in the upgrade line. Take a gander at your Notification Area in the Taskb...
04:04 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Agar.io brings massively multiplayer games to the petri dish
Most massively multiplayer online games take place in epic fantasy worlds or the distant future, but one of the latest sensations takes place on a much, much smaller scale. Agar.io pits thousands of p...
02:44 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget ASUS has ridiculous tablet cover that adds 5.1 surround sound
What your tablet lacks isn't NFC or a fingerprint reader. It's a pop-up case that houses six speakers (with sub-woofer), and support for 5.1 channel surround sound. Maybe? ASUS says it will output six...
02:44 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget ASUS has a ridiculous tablet cover that adds 5.1 surround sound
What your tablet lacks isn't NFC or a fingerprint reader. It's a pop-up case that houses six speakers (with sub-woofer), and support for 5.1 channel surround sound. Maybe? ASUS says it will output six...
02:30 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget ASUS' new Transformer Book is a Windows 10 hybrid with USB Type-C
As we approach the launch of Windows 10, we'll be seeing more and more devices -- especially portables -- featuring the slim and reversible USB Type-C port. One of such is the refreshed ASUS Transform...
02:21 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget ASUS' tiny projector can play video from Android phones over USB
If having friends crowd around your smartphone screen to watch videos isn't exactly your idea of a good time, ASUS' new portable projector might be for you. The E1Z, announced today at Computex, is an...
02:01 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget ASUS' updated 32-inch 4K monitor does the full Adobe color gamut
Following the $2,200 ProArt PA328Q semi-professional 32-inch, 4K 16:9 monitor announced at last year's Computex, ASUS is back with a follow-up model dubbed PA329Q. The most notable improvement here is...
02:01 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget ASUS' fancy all-in-one packs a 3D camera and speedy USB 3.1
PCs with integrated Intel RealSense are still hard to come by these days, so excuse us for getting a little excited with this new ASUS all-in-one. Specifically, it's the 23.8-inch Zen AiO (Z240IC) tha...
02:01 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 has a sharp screen, slim body and plenty of RAM
Just as we heard last week, ASUS is now launching a new family of stylish Android tablets dubbed ZenPads, which will replace the MeMO Pad series. These will come in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch flavor...
02:01 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget ASUS ZenFone Selfie is all about its 13MP cameras
Selfie. What a word. It became a thing as front-facing cameras on phones improved dramatically in recent years. Until now, the HTC Desire Eye is one of the first that comes to mind in this category, b...
02:00 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget ASUS ZenWatch 2 comes in two sizes with more variations
It's only been half a year since we reviewed the stylish ZenWatch, but ASUS is already back with its second attempt in the Android Wear space. At Computex, the company announced the appropriately name...
01:01 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget FBI slip-up leaves Megaupload, other seized sites hosting nasty ads
The FBI might want to continue brushing up on its internet skills. The agency's online division forgot to renew the web domain it uses to host seized websites, leading to a "black hat SEO" marketer ta...
12:01 am -04 - Mon, June 1, 2015
Engadget Adorable AI-powered robot Musio just wants to be your friend
Everyone complains about not having flying cars yet, but where are our robotic pals? Films like Short Circuit, Big Hero 6 and Wall-E certainly make them seem appealing, though our ever-constant anxiet...
11:24 pm -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget ARM makes another stab at boosting the Internet of Things
ARM's been championing the Internet of Things for several years now, and for good reason: it's poised to win big as more devices tap its low-power chips. Last year it unveiled an Internet of Things pl...
10:03 pm -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget Apple I worth $200,000 gets tossed out for recycling
You're about to get a textbook lesson in why you should always, always check vintage gadgets before you toss them out. A woman discarding her late husband's electronics inadvertently gave a Milpitas r...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget Enrique Iglesias learns first-hand that drones and concerts don't mix
Does the notion of flying a drone around a crowded, hectic concert sound a tad too risky to you? We're sure Enrique Iglesias is having second thoughts. The singer sliced his hand at a Tijuana performa...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA's GTX 980 Ti has enough power for solid 4K gaming
Who needs a $650 video card? Pretty much anyone who wants to play games in 4K at decent frame rates. That's the basic pitch for NVIDIA's new $650 GTX 980 Ti, its latest high-end video card which, natu...
05:25 pm -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget Volvo's On Call app can control your car from a smartwatch
Sure, you drive a Volvo and not an Aston Martin, but that doesn't mean you can't pretend to be a charming spy who controls his car with a high-tech watch. Volvo will soon release its On Call app for A...
03:59 pm -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget The US will protect Japan against cyberattacks
The US knows that it's not enough to protect its own networks against cyberattacks -- its allies have to be safe, too. Appropriately, it's agreeing to shield Japan from digital assaults against its mi...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget Tesla loses its shot at direct car sales in Texas
If you want to buy a Model S in Texas, you're going to have to jump through some hoops for at least the next couple of years. Bills that would let Tesla sell cars directly to customers aren't going to...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget Spotify is my new running mate, even if it doesn't know me well
Apparently, after all these years, Spotify still doesn't really get me. I've used the service since 2010. Technically I was a subscriber since before it hit US shores. And yet, Spotify clearly has no ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Self-driving Audis and free solar panels
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.California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest ...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget Hackers On Demand
In 2013, a pair of private investigators in the Bay Area embarked on a fairly run-of-the-mill case surrounding poached employees. But according to a federal indictment unsealed in February, their tact...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget Uber will let drivers track your location, but only if you agree
Uber has rewritten its privacy policy to make it easier to grok and added some very important changes. According to the updated guidelines, the ride-sharing app will soon give drivers the power to tra...
03:56 am -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget DARPA to develop best practices for 3D printing
Just as steel's physical properties change depending on how it's produced, so too do 3D printed materials. However, unlike steel, we don't yet fully understand how different these newfound techniques ...
01:23 am -04 - Sun, May 31, 2015
Engadget University of Miami's hurricane tank simulates storms for scientists
Researchers from the University of Miami have started looking more closely into category five hurricanes this month. No, not by chasing them around -- they're thankfully quite rare -- but by simulatin...