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11:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget FireChat gets offline private messaging
FireChat, that offline messenger that Hong Kong locals used during the height of their pro-democracy protests, now has off-the-grid private messaging capability. If you recall, you could only use its ...
10:24 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 is up to 14 million installs already
Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi is checking in with a Windows 10 status update, revealing that the OS is already on some 14 million devices. He noted that not everyone who reserved an upgrade has gotten it ye...
09:54 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Translogic 181: Energica Ego electric motorcycle
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09:34 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor
NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It's a tiny burg called HD 219134b that's just 21 lig...
08:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Pocket invites you to try beta features, starting with recommendations
On the heels of last month's collaboration with Mozilla, Pocket has even more tools for you to try. In fact, the save-it-for-later repository wants you to test new features before they officially arri...
08:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget 'League of Legends' pirate Gangplank is dead; long live Gangplank
Gangplank is dead. Riot, the developer of League of Legends, took an unprecedented move this week and killed off one of its champions, the pirate Gangplank. He's completely unavailable in the game rig...
07:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Samsung confirmed its next Gear smartwatch has a rotating bezel
If everything we've heard so far is true, Samsung's next Gear smartwatch could be far more interesting than any of its current products. Following news that the wearable comes with a round design, the...
06:50 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Latest Apple TV rumor: new box in September, but no TV service yet
If you thought that the lack of a new Apple TV during the company's last developer conference would put a halt to the rumors then... you must not have been paying attention for the last few years. Buz...
06:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live takes over LA on August 21st!
On August 21st at 7PM, we're taking over Exchange LA right in downtown Los Angeles for our second Engadget Live event of the year! Fresh off our amazing trip to Boston earlier this month, we're bringi...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Google is launching a new version of Glass, but only for workers
Good news, wearable fans: there's a new version of Google Glass on the way. Only... it's not really meant for you. Both Recode and the Wall Street Journal hear that Google is handing out a new, work-o...
05:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Facebook made a solar-powered plane to deliver internet
Facebook started teasing its internet-beaming planes last year, but now we're seeing one that it actually built. Pictured above is Aquila, a solar-powered, 140-foot unmanned plane that's designed to d...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: A piece of puzzle pie in 'The Talos Principle' DLC
There's nothing about pies in The Talos Principle. We're probably just hungry. Either way, today we jump into The Road to Gehenna, a bit of DLC for The Talos Principle that features brand new puzzles,...
04:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Facebook's 'Security Checkup' is ready to guard your account
Facebook initially rolled out a new account safety feature, dubbed Security Checkup, this May as part of a limited test release. Today, that feature is available for all users. Security Checkup is des...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget A closer look at the Edge browser in Windows 10
In 18 days, Internet Explorer will turn 20 years old. But rather than celebrating with a new version, as it did for birthday number 15, Microsoft will be shoving IE away into an obscure folder with ot...
03:42 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Uber opens car-leasing program to lure in more drivers
Over the past few days, Uber's been busy introducing new PR stunts and dealing with a controversy about its app being deceitful. Today the company's making a move that, if it works according to plan, ...
03:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Office Mobile apps are now available for Windows 10 tablets
Have you already installed Windows 10 on your trusty slate? Well, Microsoft released its mobile productivity apps for the new shiny new version of the OS, too. Touch-friendly versions of Word, Excel a...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Nest Cam review: a slightly better Dropcam
Keeping an eye on your family, pets, neighbors and maybe a thief or two is the pitch for the Nest Cam. The evolution of the Dropcam Pro WiFi camera isn't much more than a modest hardware upgrade with ...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget 'ZombiU' reborn for PS4, Xbox One and PC as 'Zombi'
Ubisoft's undead-infested, survival-horror game ZombiU was exclusive to Wii U when it launched in 2012, and back then we called it a "wonderfully frightening experience" thick with tension, death and ...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget NORML's 'My Canary' app knows if you're too stoned to drive
With cannabis legal in nearly half the US in some form or another, there are a lot more opportunities for people to drive while high. While a number of studies have suggested that driving stoned may n...
01:58 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget OnStar hack remotely starts cars, GM working on a fix
Hacker Samy Kamkar unveiled his latest triumph this morning: OwnStar, a tiny box that acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot and intercepts commands sent from a driver's OnStar RemoteLink app, allowing an unauthoriz...
01:36 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: VHS monstrosities invade Iceland
French artist Ob Rey mashes together a number of different media for his latest series, dubbed "V"HS. The five apparitional black and white images, each of which is accompanied by a short film, is sup...
01:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget US wants the world's fastest supercomputer by 2025
President Obama has signed an executive order demanding that the US build the world's fastest supercomputer by 2025. The National Strategic Computing Initiative has been implemented to get the country...
12:51 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Formula 1 driver joins video game racing team
Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport, Project Cars and other racing games offer a surprisingly realistic depiction of motorsport. It should come as no surprise then to hear that professional drivers are sta...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget 'Mr. Robot' creator on the evils of Facebook and hackers in Hollywood
You'd be forgiven for being skeptical about Mr. Robot, USA's new hacker thriller starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater. In general, movies and TV shows haven't done a great job of portraying hacker...
12:06 pm -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Luxury smartwatch maker Olio adds 24k gold to its repertoire
Back in March, Olio introduced a new kind of smartwatch to the world: the Model One. Olio aimed to set itself apart from other smartwatches by going premium; really premium. We're talking surgical-gra...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Prince is still using Spotify to promote new music, one song at a time
Prince may have pulled his music from nearly every streaming service, but that's not stopping the artist from using them for promotional purposes. He has a new single, titled "Stare," that's available...
11:22 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget US backpedals on plan to regulate hacking software
After a huge outcry from the security community, the US government will re-write proposed regulations on software used to hack smartphones and computers, according to Reuters. The Department of Commer...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Living with Cortana, Windows 10's thoughtful, flaky assistant
"Hey Cortana, give me a printout of Oyster smiling."It's a joke, couched in a bit of memetic stoner humor, but I couldn't help myself. After all, Cortana -- the digital assistant baked into Windows 10...
10:37 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget 'Fallout 4' won't support user mods this fall
One of the biggest surprises from E3 this year was that Fallout 4 would support user mods across PC and Xbox One. That's still in the cards, but it definitely won't happen at launch. Of course, that's...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Military drone helped look for missing schoolteacher
The Air National Guard has sent a drone -- an actual MQ-9 Reaper and not a small hobbyist machine -- to help find a missing schoolteacher in San Francisco. He was last seen riding his blue motorcycle ...
09:58 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Google's testing pollution-sensing gear in its Street View cars
A firm that builds environmental sensors is teaming up with Google to turn Street View cars into mobile pollution sniffers. Three of the search engine's mapping vehicles have been equipped with hardwa...
09:28 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Former US national security officials back end-to-end encryption
Three former US national security officials have given their support to end-to-end encryption and criticised claims that the government should have backdoor access or "duplicate" decryption keys. Mike...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Password via voice recognition, drone delivery & more
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08:08 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget The thirteenth 'Angry Birds' game is 'Angry Birds 2'
It might have the number two in its name, but don't be fooled: the new Angry Birds game is just the latest in a seemingly endless trickle of apps featuring Rovio's feathered friends. We've seen Angry ...
07:41 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget CA offers $75,000 to catch firefighter-interrupting drone pilots
Officials in California's San Bernardino County are tired of drones grounding their airborne firefighting efforts, that's why they've decided to take action. They're now offering a total of $75,000 in...
07:22 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Tesco's self-service checkouts are getting a lot less irritating
You don't step up to a self-service supermarket checkout unless you're ready to gamble. Either you hit the jackpot and escape in record time, or you end up wildly hailing the nearest assistant while t...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Graphene kirigami could lead to flexible, nanoscale machines
Graphene's looking more and more like an all-around wonder material that can be used to make armor tougher than kevlar, thin light bulbs, long-lasting batteries and even high-tech tattoos. Now, a team...
06:06 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Amazon snaps up former 'Top Gear' trio for new motoring show
Amazon has announced that it's signed a deal with ousted Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond for a new motoring show. The stars of the popular BBC franchise left the pro...
05:30 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Virgin Media's superfast broadband network heads to Leeds
After breaking ground in its first UK city last month, Virgin Media has chosen its the next location for its 3 billion broadband expansion: Leeds. The company confirmed today that it's investing 40 mi...
05:20 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Former 'Dead Island 2' developer can't pay its bills
The situation with Dead Island 2 and developer Yager took another turn today as the company announced it's filing for insolvency. Yager Productions, the team formed to work on the zombie sequel, can't...
03:27 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget PlayStation helps Sony to big profits, but mobile's struggling
Sony is actually doing all right despite a lot of turmoil, and it's got the PlayStation 4 to thank. This quarter, Sony moved 3 million PS4 and also increased peripheral and software shipments. As a re...
02:29 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Razer's Android gamepad is now on Google Play for $80
If you're tired of having to pause games on your Android mobile device just to wipe finger grease off the screen, you are in luck. For $80, the Bluetooth-connected Razer Serval gamepad will ensure tha...
01:52 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget AT&T rejects $100 million fine, claims it followed the rules
AT&T refuses to pay the FCC the $100 million fine it got slapped with, claiming that it didn't keep data throttling a secret from its subscribers at all. Ma Bell was given with such a hefty penalt...
01:02 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget 'Dropsy' the clown threatens to hug you in September
Dropsy, a new game from publisher Devolver Digital, is a pixelated acid trip disguised as a point-and-click adventure. It's stars a bald, nearly toothless clown covered in thick white face paint, brig...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, July 30, 2015
Engadget Canon's new $30,000 video camera can see where you can't
Canon is already competing with the Arri Alexa and Red cameras of the world, but it's about to take this one step further. Meet the ME20F-SH, a high-end video shooter that features a sleek, subtle and...
11:36 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Samsung will discount Galaxy S6 phones after launch sales disappoint
Samsung's earlier prediction for the second quarter of 2015 was spot on: the company has failed to hit its goals when it comes to the sales of its flagship devices. Its operating profits fell four per...
10:51 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Hackers can crack the self-aiming rifle to change its target
TrackingPoint's computer-augmented rifle sights, better known as the ShotView targeting system, have set off a wave of controversy and debate since they first debuted in 2014. That debate is about to ...
09:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Most 2016 Volkswagen cars can avoid crashes and talk to your phone
You normally have to spring for higher-end cars to get semi-autonomous features that could save your hide, but Volkswagen is aiming to make them relatively commonplace. The automaker has started shipp...
09:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget NASA crashed another Cessna to improve emergency locators
Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center have completed the second phase of a project that aims to improve the reliability of Emergency Location Transmitters (ELTs). These devices are meant to send...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget 'Guacamelee' studio's next game needs a few extra months
Before you ask: No, it doesn't have an adorably perfect food pun for a name. Severed, the next stylish game from Guacamelee studio DrinkBox, won't launch in the summer as planned. The game needs "a fe...
08:25 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Some of the cars on Uber's maps don't really exist
If you've ever wondered why Uber will show you a horde of available cars but still quote you an oddly long wait time for a ride, you now have an explanation: some of those cars don't exist. Motherboar...
07:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Android security flaw puts your phone into a near-coma
Android has more than one video-related security hole on its hands at the moment. Trend Micro has found a flaw that uses a malformed Matroska (MKV) video in apps or websites to crash Android's "medias...
07:13 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Gripping objects takes much more brain power than we thought
Researchers from Brown University have made a discovery about how the human brain operates when gripping an object. Previously, it's been assumed that the mind had a short, single command to drive the...
06:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Here's how you stream Xbox One games on Windows 10
Microsoft has made much ado about Windows 10's support for streaming Xbox One games to your PC, but how do you actually do it? There's a good chance that you can figure it out if you're reading this, ...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Twitter's Windows 10 app shows you top tweets right from the start
You're going to see a lot of apps rushing to take advantage of Windows 10 post-launch, but one of them will be particularly important if you're a social networking maven. Twitter has released a new ap...
05:08 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget 'Five Nights at Freddy's' movie lands the director of 'Poltergeist'
If you're hoping that the movie adaptation of the Five Nights at Freddy's games will get the director it deserves... well, we have mixed news. Deadline understands that Gil Kenan, best known for helmi...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Dash Buttons bring one-push ordering to all Prime members
If you're like me, you probably thought Amazon's Dash Button was an April Fool's joke that arrived a day early. Well, we found out rather quickly that the online retailer was serious about the device ...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget 'Titanfall' is going free-to-play in Asia
Free-to-play games are big business outside of America and Titanfall is the next big shooter joining the ranks of Halo and Call of Duty in taking that route. Publisher Electronic Arts is working with ...
04:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Report: United hacked by the same group behind OPM breach
United Airlines detected a breach in its computer systems in May or early June, potentially putting the movements of millions of Americans in the hands of a China-backed hacker group, Bloomberg report...
03:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Sprint counters T-Mobile with 10GB of shared family data
The battle between Sprint and T-Mobile for the hearts and phone lines of America's families is heating up. T-Mobile recently updated its Simple Choice family plan to give a pair of people unlimited ca...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Netflix synthesizes a brainwave symphony for 'Sense8'
Netflix's new sci-fi adventure, Sense8, follows eight people who suddenly develop psychic powers with each other. To commemorate the series, which is directed by The Matrix's Wachowski siblings, Netfl...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Is this the end of portable gaming devices?
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02:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Samsung adds some power to its latest Android flip phone
With the tactile buttons, nostalgic looks and snappy foldability, flip phones have a certain je ne sais quoi. But nobody wants to use a feature phone like a caveman, so Samsung has just revealed its l...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget 7 amazing human-powered gadgets
By Cat DiStasioElectricity runs the world we live in -- but we often overlook the fact that our own bodies generate quite a bit of energy just by doing what we do. This has led engineers and designers...
02:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget AT&T will require working FM radios in its Android phones
You might think that conventional radio is becoming less relevant as time marches on, but AT&T begs to differ. It's requiring that Android phone makers not only include active FM radio chips in th...
02:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget AT&T will require working FM radios in its Android phones (update: just a request)
You might think that conventional radio is becoming less relevant as time marches on, but AT&T begs to differ. It's requiring that Android phone makers not only include active FM radio chips in th...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget StubHub lets eventgoers call an Uber from its app
People love it when companies make things easier for them, and that's exactly what StubHub is doing today. If you use the service to buy tickets to events, like a live concert or sports game, you'll n...
01:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Captain EO is coming back to Disney World's EPCOT
As any child of the 1980s can tell you, Disney's Captain EO ride -- starring the "King of Pop", Michael Jackson himself -- was one of the best attractions to ever grace the park. EO debuted at Disney ...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Yahoo's Livetext is a messaging app for the Snapchat generation
Yahoo's Livetext video-messaging app popped up in Hong Kong's iTunes store a few days ago, and now it's rolling out to more locales. The app is the company's effort to provide software similar to its ...
12:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Google Translate can help you with text in 20 new languages
Let's face it: Google Translate is a handy tool when traveling abroad or reading text on the web that's written in a different language. The software already offered help with seven languages, and tod...
11:49 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Samsung sensor puts 16-megapixel cameras into slim phones
Wondering how Samsung manages to cram a 16-megapixel camera into seemingly wafer-thin phones like the Galaxy A8? By developing a brand-spanking new sensor that fits, that's how. The Korean company has...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Livescribe's 8GB Echo Pro smartpen connects to Mac and Windows
Livescribe has refreshed one of its older smartpens from way before it had an option that can automatically sync with iOS and Android devices. The new Echo 8GB Pro edition can save up to 800 hours of ...
11:17 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget High Court to decide Uber's London fate in October
A long-running legal dispute between Uber and the UK's Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) may soon come to an end. Starting on October 5th, the High Court will hold a hearing with both parties a...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Wearhaus Arc: Is the world ready for 'social headphones'?
Almost exactly a year ago, I received an email about "the world's first social headphones." The main feature of the Wearhaus Arc was their ability to wirelessly connect with other Arcs nearby, letting...
10:34 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Facebook reduces birthday wishes to a heartless one-digit text
Want to show that the art of sincere, thoughtful communication is dead? You only have to take advantage of a little-known (but recently discovered) Facebook feature. The social network has been quietl...
10:18 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Truck firm wants to deploy delivery drones on the move
Amazon's drone-delivery service may be a little fanciful, but it looks as if another company is working to make something similar to it a reality. Workhorse has applied to the FAA for special permissi...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget 'Henry' is Oculus' first, emotional step to making AI characters
If you've ever spent time in the company of young children watching colorful and cartoony TV shows geared to their innocence -- say something on Sprout or Nick Jr. -- then you'll know what it is to li...
09:38 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Cyanogen users are getting a new stock calendar
Cyanogen's certainly set on loading its Android version with Google app replacements. Earlier this year, it announced that it will make Boxer's Gmail-like email app the stock option for Cyanogen OS 12...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Xbox One will eventually stream your PC games
Xbox One streaming on Windows 10 is nice and all, but how about getting the power of your PC on the console? Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed to the Verge that Microsoft is working on Windows 10 s...
09:07 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Afineur's first batch of fermented coffee is available through Kickstarter
Back in October, we told you about Afineur's goal of replicating the process of civet coffee without all the pooping. To create a flavor profile similar to the pricey Kopi Luwak beans, and bypass the ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: VR to improve London's tube, lego arm and more
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08:28 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Mars Orbiter gets ready for InSight Lander's touchdown
NASA's InSight Lander won't be reaching the red planet until 2016, but the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is already preparing for its welcome party. In order to make sure that it's at the right place to...
07:55 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft has a trick for making holograms from live video
We've seen Microsoft's HoloLens do an awful lot of different things so far, but Halo, Minecraft and even medical applications are just scratching the surface of what the augmented reality headset is c...
07:45 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget GAME to host its own UK gaming tournament in stores
It's not quite Evo or The International, but today British video game retailer GAME has taken its first tentative steps into the eSports scene. The company is holding a gaming competition called "The ...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Lexus will officially unveil its hoverboard on August 5th
On August 5th, Lexus will finally reveal its hoverboard, which has been in development for the past 18+ months, to the public. Let that sink in for a bit: Lexus has created a working hoverboard in 201...
06:20 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Nintendo sells 10 million Wii Us, still not making much money
Nintendo has posted yet another slim profit as it moves beyond the financial difficulties of the past few years. The slow launch of the Wii U and the stagnation of its handheld sales caused Nintendo t...
05:40 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget The latest 'King's Quest' adventure starts today
In case Shenmue 3 and a Castlevania spiritual successor were a bit too recent and console-centric for your nostalgia kick, maybe the new King's Quest will tickle your fancy. The hand-painted adventure...
04:58 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget UK lawsuit may force Uber to treat drivers as employees
Should Uber drivers be classified as employees or independent contractors? The ride-hailing company has always leaned towards the latter, because it means it can avoid paying potentially expensive sta...
04:10 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget LG made 1.2 cents in profit for every phone it sold last quarter
LG's latest earnings report shows just how tough the smartphone market is getting. On the one hand, LG Mobile shipped 8.1 million LTE smartphones, its best result ever. On the other hand, it sold fewe...
02:40 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft now rolling out free Windows 10 upgrades
Today's the day! Windows 10 is now available in 190 countries as a free upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 owners. Replacing an OS is no one's idea of fun, but we're actually looking forward to this one. Fir...
01:29 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget This Netherlands bank lets use your voice as your password
Online banking is usually an exercise in remembering complicated pin numbers or passwords -- but what if there was an easier way? In the Netherlands, there is: banking customers who use the ING Nether...
01:29 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget This Netherlands bank lets you use your voice as your password
Online banking is usually an exercise in remembering complicated pin numbers or passwords -- but what if there was an easier way? In the Netherlands, there is: banking customers who use the ING Nether...
12:34 am -04 - Wed, July 29, 2015
Engadget Japanese scientists fire the world's most powerful laser
A team of researchers from Osaka University recently fired the most powerful laser on the planet: a 2 petawatt pulse, that's 2 quadrillion watts, albeit for just one trillionth of a second. It's calle...
11:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget This Arduino Basic Kit has everything a newbie maker could ask for
It's easy to think about tinkering around with Arduino, but take more than 30 seconds to look at the platform, and suddenly it becomes daunting: not only do you need an Arduino itself, but to get star...
11:20 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers
Nokia has just revealed a new camera for filmmakers called OZO that can capture virtual reality videos. But unlike similar devices from GoPro and Samsung unveiled in the past months, it's not a flatte...
10:06 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Qualcomm's wireless charging tech now works on metal phones
Until now, you've had a choice: a smartphone with a sleek metal chassis, or one that played nice with wireless charging standards. Those days may be over. Qualcomm just announced that its WiPower char...
09:43 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Elio Motors crowdfunds $25 million to build its 84 mpg 3-wheeler
Well, that didn't take long. After a month of asking for individual investors to pony up some money through the crowdfunding site StartEngine, Elio Motors announced today that it has reached the $25 m...
09:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Review', 'American Summer', 'Reading Rainbow'
We're checking in a bit late with this week's selections of what to watch -- luckily the highlights are yet to come. For anyone who writes or reads reviews, Comedy Central's Review with Forest Macneil...
08:34 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget White House speeds up (and opens up) online petitions
The White House's We the People site is supposed to help the government hear your calls for change, but that isn't quite how it worked out: backlogs meant that it took ages to respond to petitions. Yo...
08:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Netflix schedules loads of new shows, says why 'Lilyhammer' died
You won't have to wonder about when Netflix will start streaming much of its its exclusive and original programming -- the company has provided scheduling for seemingly all of it in one shot. To begin...
07:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Pentagon shuts down Joint Chiefs' email network
The Department of Defense reportedly shut down an unclassified email system on Tuesday after detecting "suspicious activity" over the weekend, according to CNN. The network served General Martin Demps...
06:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget CBS plans to livestream Super Bowl commercials for the first time
If you've been livestreaming the Super Bowl and missing out on all of those commercials, that's about to change. Variety reports CBS will stream all of the ads during the game in February, so those wa...
06:14 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Cult film 'Hawk the Slayer' gets a sequel with help from Rebellion
When Hawk the Slayer came out in 1980, Jason Kingsley became an instant fan. The film features magic swords, elven mindstones, giants, dwarves, sorcerers and a massive battle between pure evil and nob...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget HBO Now comes to Verizon's internet customers
Cablevision isn't the only big US internet provider offering HBO Now -- Verizon* is also joining the fray. Anyone with broadband on Big Red can now use their existing account to sign up for the cord c...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Amazon proposes a delivery drone flight plan
Following the FAA's recent relaxation of commercial drone flight regulations, Amazon is forging ahead with plans to employ the machines for deliveries. But first, the company has proposed some ground ...
05:25 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Google's balloons to provide Sri Lanka with high-speed internet
Google's Project Loon is ready to provide the entire country of Sri Lanka with high-speed internet access after two years of testing and improving its technology. As you know, the X Labs creation uses...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget German privacy watchdog orders Facebook to stay out of usernames
Facebook's authentic name policy was meant to make the social media platform a safe place where "pretending to be anything or anyone isn't allowed." But, ironically the policy bred harassment instead ...
04:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Twitter is making more money while signing up fewer users
Twitter's got a new temporary boss in Jack Dorsey (who's actually the old boss) while it continues to search for a replacement for ex-CEO Dick Costolo as it dropped its second quarter earnings today. ...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 review: the best of Windows 7 and 8
The best thing about Windows 10 is that it's simply Windows, through and through. It's as if Microsoft realized that devaluing the desktop in Windows 8 was akin to sacrilege, and Windows 10 is its pen...
03:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Motorola's software chief on talking to phones and life after Google
Between showing off three new smartphones and two seemingly random pairs of Bluetooth headphones, it's safe to say Team Motorola had a pretty busy morning. Still, we wanted even more insight into the ...
03:25 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget VSCO Cam adds Collections to curate photos from other users
VSCO Cam has offered some community features powered by its Grid tool on top of its regular photo-editing chops for some time now. Today, though, the company added a new way to interact with your fell...
02:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Intel's 3D memory is 1,000 times faster than modern storage
Intel and Micron unveiled a novel new kind of non-volatile data storage device during a press conference on Tuesday. The chips, dubbed "3D XPoint" (pronounced "cross-point"), are being touted as the f...
02:26 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget 'Dragon Quest XI' may be one of the first Nintendo NX games
It's been a long time coming, but another Dragon Quest title is on the way -- and you'll want to keep your eye on this one. Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest XI, a solo role-playing game (no DQX-...
01:57 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Indie developers out thousands of dollars in OUYA-Razer deal
Once upon a time, it looked like OUYA would be able to support itself as an independent gaming company focused on the Android-based, microconsole experience. In 2013, it even offered up $1 million to ...
01:57 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Indie developers out thousands of dollars in OUYA-Razer deal (update)
Once upon a time, it looked like OUYA would be able to support itself as an independent gaming company focused on the Android-based, microconsole experience. In 2013, it even offered up $1 million to ...
01:28 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Fifth Avenue flagship store will open this fall
Microsoft is apparently readying its new flagship retail outlet to open this Fall on New York's Fifth Avenue. Microsoft Extended Experts Team member Gokan Ozcifci tweeted the image below, which appear...
01:07 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Tell Android to send your texts through apps like WhatsApp or WeChat
Sure, the Google search box in Android lets you dictate regular text messages, but what if your conversations live in a non-standard chat app? You can relax as of today. Google now supports using your...
12:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Amazon Launchpad helps startups get products to customers
If you're an inventor, then your expertise probably lies in developing hardware and software rather than knowing the ins-and-outs of the logistics business. Amazon is hoping to help these individuals ...
12:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Sorry, Bethesda can't make any more 'Fallout 4' Pip-Boys
The special edition of Fallout 4 comes with a pretty spectacular piece of swag: a real-life Pip-Boy that works with your smartphone. Understandably, the $120 bundle sold out almost as soon as it went ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Two Wii U devs on why 'indie' doesn't have to be a curse word
Developers Dave Proctor and Alex Rushdy of 13AM Games are in the middle of an impassioned conversation about the Wii U and independent development."I think the industry is getting into a habit of unsu...
11:47 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile will swap your iPhone 6 for the next model at no extra cost
If you've ever had to upgrade an iPhone months after launch, you've likely felt some anxiety: you need a new device right now, but you know you'll feel buyer's remorse when the next model shows up in ...
11:23 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Moto X Play hands-on: a little G, a little X
It's fair to say that the Moto X Play is the phone that no one expected from today's big event. Think of it as something in-between a Moto G and a Moto X. It's got the specs of a mid-ranger like the o...
11:05 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget This year's Moto G feels like another cheap champion
It's a little hard not to look at the Moto G as one of the less interesting devices we saw today -- after all, it got unveiled in India well while plenty of us were sleeping and it was quickly oversha...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a 3TB My Passport Ultra courtesy of WD!
Digital photo, movie and music collections may have been growing over the years, but luckily hard drive capacity is keeping pace, albeit in increasingly smaller packages. Western Digital recently laun...
10:42 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash was due to co-pilot error
After nearly 9 months of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has an official explanation for Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash. As suspected, the accident happened when the co-p...
10:42 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash was due to co-pilot error (updated)
After nearly 9 months of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has an official explanation for Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash. As suspected, the accident happened when the co-p...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light
Our sun blasts out over 50 percent of its energy as "near-infrared" light, but solar cells only harvest visible light. As a result, the best commercial panels only convert about 20 percent of solar en...
10:27 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget The Moto X Style Pure Edition hands-on
So if you've ever wished you could get a Nexus 6, but with all the Moto Maker customizations, you're in luck, cause that's pretty much what the Moto X Style Pure Edition is. It's got the same basic sh...
10:25 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget UK plots crackdown on digital tax dodgers
The government probably has enough info on us to know what we had for breakfast this morning, but the taxman doesn't really care what fruit you liven up your porridge with. HMRC is interested in getti...
09:59 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Motorola unveils wireless Pulse and Surround headphones
Hold on, folks -- Motorola's big event wasn't done when it unveiled a trio of new smartphones. The company has also launched two sets of Bluetooth headphones, the in-ear Surround (shown above) and ove...
09:49 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget The Moto X Play is the Style's more affordable cousin
While we've been expecting Motorola to refresh the Moto X and revise its bestselling Moto G, we didn't expect a big-screened handset for those on a budget. The Moto X Play is designed to be exactly th...
09:32 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Moto X Style Pure Edition will work on any US carrier
Motorola's Moto X Style has an extra trick up its sleeve. If you get the unlocked Pure Edition in the US, it'll reportedly work on any US carrier, including LTE -- you won't have to give up fast data ...
09:13 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget The Moto X Style is big, gorgeous and (of course) highly customizable
The Moto X is alive and well in 2015. The latest iteration of the highly customizable flagship, dubbed the Moto X Style, has a giant 5.7-inch quad HD screen with the tiniest of bezels. It also has fro...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: A ban on kill-capable bots, data center design & more
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08:46 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget We're live from Motorola's 'Relationship' event!
Weeks of leaks and an early Moto G unveiling in India didn't keep Motorola from putting on a show here in New York (oh, and London too). And why should it? We're expecting to see a brand new Moto X ta...
08:45 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Watch Motorola's Moto X live stream here!
If you're a Motorola fan, you already know that the company is going to reveal a bunch of new stuff today. But did you know that you can watch a live stream of the whole shebang starting at 6AM PST/9A...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget tl;dr: Engadget is launching mini review videos!
Never accuse us Engadget editors of not knowing who reads our site. That's the whole point: We know you guys, and we know that you don't always read through to to the end (and that some of you, unfort...
08:21 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Motorola's next Moto G gets a customizable, waterproof body
Motorola has just revealed its third-generation Moto G in the US, and its best-selling device now has a waterproof shell and Moto Maker customization. As rumored, there's nothing dramatically new, spe...
08:21 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Motorola's next Moto G has a customizable, waterproof body
Motorola has just revealed its third-generation Moto G in the US, and its best-selling device now has a waterproof shell and Moto Maker customization. As rumored, it's mostly similar to the last model...
07:56 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget UK's Visualisation Lab uses VR to solve transportation issues
The UK's Transport Systems Catapult has launched its new "Visualisation Laboratory." It's called that because it depends on virtual reality to, in the agency's own words, "help generate innovation and...
06:41 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget You can't help but feel cool in Nike's new face mask
When Olympic athlete Ashton Eaton finishes an event, he feels better after dousing himself with a bottle of water, but that's not a very elegant way of keeping his head cool. That's why the decathlete...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget The best SIM-only deals in the UK
Everyone wants the perfect phone contract. Whatever your budget, you'll always want the maximum number of texts, minutes and data in your monthly allowance. There are other factors to consider, such a...
05:42 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Don't like your mobile carrier? Ofcom wants to help you switch
When your contract is up and you're toying with switching to another carrier, the hassle of porting over your number might stop you from actually following through. UK communications regulator Ofcom r...
04:50 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Twitter welcomes interactive notifications on iOS devices
Twitter has upgraded its notifications for iPhones and iPads, making them interactive to enable quicker responses. For instance, if you get pinged about a new message while using another app, the impr...
04:45 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Amazon Prime Music streaming comes to the UK
Hot on the heels of Apple Music, Amazon is launching its own music streaming service in the UK. Unlike Spotify, Rdio and most of its other competitors though, there's no single price for Prime Music; ...
03:07 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Twitch tackles foreign language trolling you didn't even notice
It might be easy to broadcast your gameplay on Twitch, but engaging with the audience, attempting to be entertaining, playing whatever game you're streaming proficiently and keeping an eye on chat for...
03:07 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Twitch tries to tackle foreign language trolling
It might be easy to broadcast your gameplay on Twitch, but engaging with the audience, attempting to be entertaining, playing whatever game you're streaming proficiently and keeping an eye on chat for...
01:34 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Periscope for iOS can mute notifications
Periscope's latest version for iOS comes with a handful of useful features, including one for folks suffering from notification overload. Now, you can "mute" broadcasters you follow so you don't get p...
01:18 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget HSBC and First Direct now support Apple Pay in the UK
Apple Pay's UK launch was spoiled earlier this month by lacklustre support from some of the nation's most popular banks. HSBC and First Direct were among the notable omissions, but today they're stepp...
12:22 am -04 - Tue, July 28, 2015
Engadget Xbox One screenshots are coming to SmartGlass on Android and iOS
Xbox One users who also own a Win 10 phone have long been able to share their gaming screenshots using Microsoft's Smartglass app. Now that ability is coming to both Android and iOS devices. Users wil...
11:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget For OnePlus, China is no longer its biggest market
OnePlus, a 900-strong company that's sold 1.5 million smartphones since its debut 15 months ago, is doing surprisingly well outside its home country, China. As we sat in OnePlus' funky recreational ro...
11:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget OnePlus 2 is a $329 metallic upgrade with a beefed-up camera
Almost exactly 15 months ago, the OnePlus One made its debut as a $299 flagship smartphone to wow the geeks; and it's even been lowered to $249 as of last month. That, of course, is to make way for th...
10:18 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Google reportedly tried to buy a veggie burger company
Google has explored at least a few fields that have precious little to do with internet searches, but sources for The Information claim that it nearly went in a very unusual direction: the fast food b...
09:10 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Israeli researchers compromise isolated network with dumbphones
Without a doubt, storing highly sensitive data on an internet-disconnected, "air-gapped" computer network is one of the best security measures an organization can take -- but nothing is foolproof. Res...
08:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget NASA shows off the International Space Station in glorious 4K
NASA's International Space Station team recently got a big camera upgrade in the form of RED's Epic Dragon, and it's more than a little eager to show off what this high-resolution gear can do. The age...
07:26 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Samsung teases an August 13th event with a big, curvy Galaxy
That rumor of Samsung holding a phone event in August to beat Apple to the punch? At least some of it is true. The Korean tech giant has announced a second Galaxy Unpacked event that will take place i...
06:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Rhapsody for Android gets prettier, more powerful music controls
Don't worry, Rhapsody isn't sitting idly by as it faces both fresh competition and renewed rivals. The streaming music service has rolled out a redesigned Android app (as well as a Napster counterpart...
05:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget eBay is shutting down its on-demand delivery service
It was only a matter of time before eBay Now would be put out to pasture once and for all. But that's official as of today, eBay revealed in a statement about how it plans to simplify shopping for use...
04:57 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Firefox wants your feedback on upcoming browser features
Typically, you have to jump in with both feet if you want to shape web browser features -- you have to use early (read: buggy) releases and leap into the developer community. But what if you're happy ...
04:28 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Next 'Splatoon' update will fix matchmaking, increase level cap
Splatoon is easily Nintendo's breakaway game for 2015. The brightly colored post-apocalyptic third-person multiplayer shooter sold more than a million copies in its first month. It's tons of fun, but ...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget With Windows 10, Microsoft corrects the problems it created
First released almost three years ago (and updated to 8.1 a year later), Windows 8 was a bet that didn't pay off. Bold -- or brash -- design decisions and a fundamental shift in UX led to a very slow ...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Motorola's phones: a visual history
Since 1984 Motorola has trotted out some of the most iconic and memorable mobile designs in the industry. Whether it's the StarTAC, RAZR V3 or the original Droid, Motorola consistently offers somethin...
03:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget NSA won't look at call metadata collected under the Patriot Act
The National Security Agency is apparently willing to make a clean break from the past now that the USA Freedom Act is forcing it to scale back its large-scale surveillance efforts. The organization n...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Shoot food at your pets with the Petzi Treat Cam
A cat usually doesn't love you the way a dog does. But my cats love me. No really. They greet me at the door meowing and carrying on. Well, one of them does. The other one greets me a few minutes late...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget This electro-optical modulator is smaller than a lightwave
As data travels around the internet, it's routinely switched from electrical signals to light in order to travel through the network's fiber optic backbone. To do this, the signal travels through devi...
02:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Apple, Google join White House pledge to fight climate change
Some of the US' bigger tech firms have already made conspicuous efforts to embrace clean energy and otherwise tackle climate change, but they're reinforcing that commitment today. Apple, Google and Mi...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's working on an Android launcher of its own
Microsoft hasn't been shy to create miscellaneous software for Android. In the past, the company's released a smart lock screen and even made a keyboard designed to be used with Excel. Now Microsoft i...
01:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget What you need to know about upgrading to Windows 10
Everyone has a Windows upgrade horror story. For me, it was an XP installation that inexplicably crashed halfway through the upgrade process, somehow corrupting my hard drive at the same time. And wit...
01:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget IBM wants to cool data centers with their own waste heat
Those "do not eat" desiccate packets of silica gel that keep shoe boxes dry could soon help keep data centers cool. IBM has launched the THRIVE project with aims to do just that by creating a heat pum...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget ZTE Axon review: a powerhouse that punches above its weight
A few weeks ago, I got a look at a curious kind of mobile marketing head-fake: A new company called "Axon" no one had ever heard of promised the moon and stars in the form of a shiny, seemingly impres...
12:52 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Google 'retires' G as a requirement, starting with YouTube (update)
After spending a few years plugging Google+ into all of its services -- even as users of those services complained -- Google is rolling that back. It started by breaking out Photos and Hangouts, and n...
12:24 pm -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Play as the Terminator if you want to live in 'WWE 2K16'
WWE 2K16, the latest installment in Take-Two's yearly wrestling franchise, will feature a familiar face stretched around a nigh-indestructible metal skeleton: the Terminator, as portrayed by Arnold Sc...
10:59 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Hawking, Musk and others call for a ban on autonomous weapons
If you don't like the thought of autonomous robots brandishing weapons, you're far from alone. A slew of researchers and tech dignitaries (including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak) have ...
10:52 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget BT's broadband prices are going up this September
Stick with the same phone, broadband or TV provider for long enough and eventually your bills will go up. It's just a matter of when and by how much. BT is the latest in the UK to announce some price ...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman leaves the company she co-founded
Julie Uhrman, CEO of OUYA, has announced that she'll be leaving the Android gaming company that she co-founded. The executive took to Twitter to make the statement, spending the better part of an hour...
10:03 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Android flaw lets attackers into your phone through MMS videos
If you're an Android user, you'd better hope that a stranger doesn't send you a video message in the near future -- it might compromise your phone. Security researchers at Zimperium have discovered an...
09:28 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Brits can now pass their Facebook profile on after they die
When a loved one passes away, their Facebook profile page can become an important place for friends and family to remember them by. The company already offers memorialized accounts, which shows the wo...
08:51 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget LinkedIn brings back contact export feature after user backlash
LinkedIn has discovered that folks really don't like waiting for their contact info. A couple of days ago, the company removed its CSV and VCF file export tool, supposedly to discourage third-parties ...
08:02 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget LG's got a flip phone that runs Android Lollipop
Flip phones aren't just for retro hipsters and the elderly anymore... well, actually they kind of are. But they're super popular in Asia, and now you can get one that'll run the latest apps: LG's Gent...
07:01 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget A PS4 mouse and keyboard, just in time for 'Black Ops 3'
If you're an FPS fan, this might be the perfect controller for you. Hori's Tactical Assault Commander 4 is a keyboard and mouse setup for PS4 that attempts to mimic a PC control system. The means the ...
05:18 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Argos now lets you trade-in old phones and tablets
What do you do with old gadgets that you no longer use? Give them away to relatives, or throw them in the bin? Argos is the latest UK company to jump into the trade-in business, offering cash for your...
05:01 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Best Buy will sell the Apple Watch from August 7th
Until now, if you wanted an Apple Watch, you had to buy it in one of three places: online, at the Apple Store or at your nearest high-end luxury goods boutique. If none of those places are convenient,...
05:01 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Best Buy will sell the Apple Watch on August 7th
Until now, if you wanted an Apple Watch, you had to buy it in one of three places: online, at the Apple Store or at your nearest high-end luxury goods boutique. If none of those places are convenient,...
03:59 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Sky will reportedly launch its 'SkyQ' 4K box within weeks
Just days after BT began selling its Ultra HD box online, broadcasting rival Sky appears ready to show off its own 4K hardware. The Telegraph reports that the pay TV provider is just weeks away from l...
03:52 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Sydney gets world's first e-ink traffic signs
Sydney is now using the world's first outdoor e-ink traffic signs to guide motorists during special events. The city's Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) agency was apparently fed up with the constant ...
02:02 am -04 - Mon, July 27, 2015
Engadget Samsung's latest monitors wirelessly charge your phone
It's not coated in gold, but Samsung's newest screen -- a monitor this time -- packs wireless charging for mobile phones (and other Qi-compatible gadgets. (Yes, functionality you'd actually want in yo...
11:58 pm -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Welcome (back) to the After Math
Our graphical calculators are back from repair, so it's time to crunch the numbers once again. It's a good week for it too: Apple Watch predictions, uneasily fast explanations of the entire universe a...
11:09 pm -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Scientists make a transistor from a single molecule
You're looking at what could be not just one of the smallest semiconductor parts ever, but one of the smallest semiconductor parts possible. A worldwide research team has built a transistor that consi...
09:08 pm -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: U2's tour art takes a page from particle physics
Who said that science can't be pretty? Certainly not artist Jeff Frost. When U2 asked Frost for tour art that reflected a "neural net of humanity," he went to CERN's Large Hadron Collider to capture t...
07:07 pm -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Police think even a holographic Chief Keef concert is too risky
Midwestern authorities really don't like Chief Keef -- there are warrants for his arrest in the region, while Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has gone so far as to say the young man "promotes violence" whe...
05:36 pm -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Instagram tries a faster, sleeker Android photo editor
Not happy with having to wade through filters and other editing tools just to post your Instagram shots? You might have a much simpler solution in the near future. Droid-Life has noticed that Instagra...
04:04 pm -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Georgia sues man for posting annotated state laws online
You might think that legislation should be freely accessible as a matter of course, but the state of Georgia begs to differ. It's suing Public.Resource.Org owner Carl Malamud for allegedly violating c...
02:32 pm -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Next-gen Moto G box shots spoil almost everything
The third-generation Moto G has been one of Motorola's poorest-kept secrets in recent memory, and things certainly aren't getting any better this weekend. A Brazilian retailer has inadvertently posted...
01:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Pakistan to shut off BlackBerry email over surveillance jitters
Remember the days when governments were threatening to cut off BlackBerry's secure email because they couldn't spy on your messages? They're back. Pakistan's Telecommunication Authority has ordered lo...
11:32 am -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Winklevoss twins get closer to launching their bitcoin exchange
You may still think of the Winklevoss twins as those guys who claimed to have invented Facebook, but they've just taken a big step toward making their names in the digital currency business. The two h...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 3D-printed villas and Earth-like planets
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.NASA dropped a bombshell this past week: The Kepler Space T...
09:04 am -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget We're hosting a Q&A with the US Labor Secretary about the 'gig economy'
Services like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Postmates are hallmarks of what's being called the "gig economy." And while presidential candidate Hillary Clinton remarked that companies like these are "unleashi...
06:06 am -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget 'Submerged' sidesteps combat for exploration on PS4 and Xbox One
In case you've already finished Journey and are looking for another gorgeous game that eschews violence, Submerged hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early August. From the sounds of it, the game shou...
02:02 am -04 - Sun, July 26, 2015
Engadget Tiny surgical robot can bend and operate on hard-to-reach areas
The coin above wasn't enlarged to make the pincer-like device look extremely small -- it's really that tiny. That "pincer" is a two-millimeter-thin instrument designed and built by a group of research...
11:07 pm -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Frontback shutdown shows that selfies don't equal success
The selfie craze might not be slowing down any time soon, but that doesn't mean that self-portraiture products are a license to print money. Need proof? Just look at Frontback. After two years of inve...
09:34 pm -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Nintendo wants to build a sleep monitor with a projector
Nintendo first announced its intention to develop a sleep monitor as part of its "quality of life" initiative in 2014. Now, thanks to a recently published patent unearthed by NeoGAF forum members, we ...
08:03 pm -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Twitter is erasing stolen jokes
Hang around Twitter for long enough and there's a good chance that you'll see people rehashing jokes that clearly aren't theirs, whether they're spam bots or less-than-original friends. You might not ...
06:27 pm -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Fan-made 'GTA V' interactive map app puts Rockstar's to shame
Grand Theft Auto V really seems like the gift that keeps on giving. The latest present? An unofficial map app (Android, iOS and web) that's been updated with collectibles locations from the current-ge...
05:02 pm -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Amazon wants to build drive-up grocery stores
If you enjoy the luxury of ordering groceries online but would rather not wait at home for your food deliveries, Amazon might soon come to your rescue. Silicon Valley Business Journal understands that...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget China will lift its nationwide game console ban
China technically lifted its longstanding ban on game consoles last year, but only for companies that registered in the Shanghai free trade zone. Needless to say, that put a damper on sales in the wor...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Have we reached peak lightbulb?
Buying smart bulbs for the home is a little like choosing between HD-DVD or Blu-ray. Like regular old incandescents, or CFL or LED or halogen bulbs, smart bulbswhich can be controlled from your phonef...
01:57 pm -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget BT's Ultra HD box now available to order online
When the Premier League kicks off again in two weeks, we'll see new teams and fresh faces, but there'll also be a new way to catch the action as it unfolds. That's all thanks to BT's new Ultra HD box,...
12:29 pm -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Apple and Nike work out settlement terms for FuelBand lawsuit
Nike is ready to pay up to get a two-year-old FuelBand-related class action lawsuit off its back. The case filed back in 2013 against Nike and Apple claimed that there were some "false and/or misleadi...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Earth's orbiting observatories and their literally awesome images
While the Voyager 1 probe, launched in 1977, cruises into interstellar space (the farthest man-made object from Earth) and missions like New Horizons capture snaps from the outskirts of the solar syst...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: The Jeep hack that led to a massive recall
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, July 25, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Power-ballad singing tech, foldable bridge and more
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07:57 am -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Watch the trailer for 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'
Quite a few filmmakers have already unleashed their take on the life of Steve Jobs, with Aaron Sorkin's Michael Fassbender-starrer slated to be released in October. But if you'd rather watch that Jobs...
02:55 am -04 - Sat, July 25, 2015
Engadget Summer is watching people beat games ridiculously fast for charity
Video game speedruns are always impressive feats of memorization, skill and flawless gameplay -- but twice a year they're also a conduit for altruism. Next week is one of those times. Starting on July...
11:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Google Chromecast celebrates its second birthday with freebies
Today marks two years since Google debuted Chromecast, the small and affordable streaming device. To celebrate its second birthday, the company's letting owners get in on a couple promotional offers: ...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Nintendo's awkward TVii service will shut down on August 11th
Remember Nintendo TVii, Nintendo's weird television hub for the Wii U? Don't worry, most people don't -- and in a few weeks you'll never have to think about it again. Nintendo just announced that the ...
09:11 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Vizio IPO plan shows how its TVs track what you're watching
While the past few years have been tough for many TV makers (Panasonic, Pioneer, Toshiba, Sony, just to name a few), Vizio has continued to grow its business, and now it's ready to go public. Vizio ha...
07:40 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Gogoro starts shipping its Smartscooter in Taiwan
The Gogoro scooter is ready for the streets of Taipei. The company will starts shipping its electric Smartscooter to customers that preordered the bike today. The brainchild of former HTC executives, ...
06:56 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Nintendo redesigned Miiverse because you were using it wrong
You know how everyone completely loses it every time Facebook pushes a redesign live? It's happening again -- except this time it's happening on Miiverse, Nintendo's quirky social network. On July 29t...
05:48 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Free mobile game 'Fallout Shelter' hits Android in August
Fallout Shelter is a nifty little mobile game that puts you in charge of your very own post-apocalyptic Vault in the Fallout universe. It's your job to make sure the Vault Dwellers are as happy, healt...
04:52 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay doesn't work on rooted phones
Bad news, power-users: if you habitually root every smartphone you put in your pocket, you won't be able to use Samsung Pay. Users participating in the South Korean trial program have learned that dev...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget PotBotics: better cannabis recommendations through science
Medical cannabis, recreational cannabis; it's getting hard to tell the two apart -- even in states where only the former is allowed. Just look at your local dispensary. If it's anything like my local ...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Computer slips into diva mode to sing sappy '90s ballads
Computers can sing. There's no Mariah Carey of machines just yet. But there is a fully automated machine that can sing like a diva. Martin Backes, a German visual and sound artist, has a new installat...
03:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Cat Shake gives you an endless stream of OMG KITTIES
Few things in life are better than videos and GIFs about cats -- they bring joy to people. If you feel that way, then you'll probably want to download this new iOS app called Cat Shake. As its name su...
03:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget NASA's latest Pluto discoveries include hazy skies and flowing ice
Ready for another dose of Pluto news? Of course you are! During an event today, NASA shared its latest discoveries in regards to the icy dwarf planet. First, detailed imagery from New Horizon's Long-R...
03:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget AT&T has the FCC's permission to buy DirecTV
Just a couple of days after the DoJ said the deal could go through and FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler recommend its approval, the FCC voted to make the $49 billion AT&T / DirecTV combo official -- w...
03:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget AT&T has the FCC's permission to buy DirecTV (update: done)
Just a couple of days after the DoJ said the deal could go through and FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler recommend its approval, the FCC voted to make the $49 billion AT&T / DirecTV combo official -- w...
02:37 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Here's what happened at last Friday's #EngadgetLive in Boston!
Engadget Live Boston 2015 was... sort of a blur. Sure, I remember the broad strokes -- our first live meetup of the year saw 1,500 people checking out great gadgets and downing drinks in the Royale on...
02:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Stephen Hawking is hosting a week-long Q&A on Reddit next week
Have a question for one of the smartest men on the planet? Mark your calendar: on Monday July 27th at 8am ET, Stephen Hawking will be taking questions from the public in his first ever Reddit AMA (Ask...
01:18 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget 'Rick and Morty' Instagram game is an interstellar treasure hunt
Adult Swim has added one more weird experience to its warehouse of silly yet generally entertaining video games based on its television shows: Rick and Morty Rickstaverse, a hidden-object game that ta...
12:43 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget LinkedIn's making it harder to download your account data
Sometimes things are way harder than they should be. If you're a LinkedIn user, the networking site is now making it more difficult to download your contact list and other personal information. Instea...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget US Treasury's intelligence network was susceptible to cyberattacks
Yet another government agency was found to have substandard cybersecurity measures in place after an internal audit -- worse, it exposed the organization's intelligence network to attacks. According t...
12:10 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Vodafone's SIM-only plans now come with more data
Vodafone rejigged its subsidised handset contracts just a couple of months ago, and today it's decided to upgrade the rest of its pay-monthly plans with beefier data allowances. Well, quite a few of t...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget The best in-ear headphones under $40
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.If you're looking for the best in-ear headphones on a budget, get the Brainwavz ...
11:40 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Watson will assess your personality based on your writing
Turns out IBM's Watson can not only critique your writing, but use it to assess your personality, too. The supercomputer has a service called "Personality Insights" that can analyze your traits from w...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles after remote hack
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will patch 1.4 million US vehicles following the reveal of a hacking method by Wired. The "voluntary safety recall" -- which it seems will come in the form of a USB don...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget 'Pixels' is somehow even worse than I thought it could be
When the first trailer for Pixels hit I was worried that the movie was going to be a "steaming pile of cinematic garbage." Now that I've actually seen the Adam Sandler and Kevin James vehicle, I can s...
10:50 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Beloved London arcade rescued by gamer donations after burglary
Earlier this week, the independent London arcade Heart of Gaming was burgled. Thieves took over 5,000 worth of consoles, games and accessories, leaving the owners understandably crestfallen. The arcad...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Ubuntu Phone review: years in the making, but still not consumer-ready
The smartphone arena is dominated by two operating systems. Gartner's latest figures show that during the first three months of 2015, iOS and Android devices accounted for almost 97 percent of global ...
10:03 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget 'Half-Life' barely runs on a smartwatch
We were getting a little tired of playing Doom on every household appliance known to man, office printers and even inside the game itself. That's why it's a nice change to see that it's now possible t...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget GE and NFL team up to fund research into concussion detection
General Electric and the National Football League have handed a firm $500,000 to continue research into a portable system that can detect traumatic brain injury. The league has been criticized for its...
09:19 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Angelina Jolie is directing a war drama original for Netflix
Netflix has secured a deal with actor/director Angelina Jolie Pitt to produce and direct an Original film adaptation of First They Killed My Father. It's based on a memoir by author Loung Ung about he...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Electric drag race, DIY hoverboard and more
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08:19 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Tony Fadell volunteered to rescue Google Glass
Google's decision to 'graduate' Glass from Google X in January was coupled with the announcement that the team would start reporting to Nest co-founder Tony Fadell. Glass was never a roaring success -...
07:22 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget France gets its own 'Patriot Act' in wake of 'Charlie Hebdo' attack
Libert, galit, fraternit? Maybe strike the first one off that list. While some US lawmakers are trying to pare down the Patriot Act, the French constitutional court has just allowed police to monitor ...
06:32 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Japan is building a 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' bullet train
Japan is yet to create any towering bio-machines in the style of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but it's doing the next best thing: decorating a Shinkansen bullet train to look like the iconic purple Unit-0...
05:42 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Google realized you hate full-page app ads
You know those full-screen 'interstitial' ads that pop-up when you load a mobile site and suggest that you install the app instead? It just dawned on Google that they actually make you rage-quit the e...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Amazon accused of spying on reviewer's social media profiles
Amazon has reportedly blocked a person from reviewing an e-book because the company thinks that they are friends with the author. Imy Santiago attempted to post a review of an unnamed title several ti...
03:03 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Pinterest's new button makes pinning easier on iPhones
It's now a lot easier to pin links from iOS devices, thanks to the new button the social network has launched for the platform. Considering around 80 percent of Pinterest's traffic comes from mobile d...
01:31 am -04 - Fri, July 24, 2015
Engadget Google Voice transcriptions will soon actually make sense
One of the most prevalent qualms users have of Google Voice is its occasionally accurate (but usually absurd) interpretations of what's being said. However, with the upcoming public debut of the Proje...
11:57 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget THORwin humanoid machine wins robotic soccer championship
THORwin isn't quite capable of bending it like Beckham yet, but when it comes to robotic soccer players, it's one of the best. The US-made machine has just won top prize in the adult-sized category at...
10:53 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget 'Doom' multiplayer test run starts 'in the coming months'
It's time to put that Doom alpha code from your PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order to use if you already haven't redeemed it. Publisher Bethesda's announced that access t...
10:17 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget YouTube has a new mobile app now, 3D VR video coming soon
During a keynote speech tonight at the 6th annual Vidcon event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a new version of its mobile app. Available on Android and mobile web browsers now (iOS coming soon)...
09:56 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Google's immersive storytelling app launches on iOS
Google is getting serious about 360-degree video content. And it's not only about supporting it through YouTube or, by extension, Cardboard. The search giant's also behind an app called Spotlight Stor...
08:35 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget This origami-inspired emergency bridge accordions into shape
Eat your heart out, GI Joe Bridge Layer. A team from the Graduate School of Engineering in Hiroshima University has developed a temporary and portable bridge design that unfolds itself like an accordi...
07:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Google fights patent trolls by giving away patents
Last year, Google and a handful of other technology companies banded together to fight patent trolls -- creating the License on Transfer Network (LOT). It's a pretty good system, effectively protectin...
06:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Flickr's revived Pro tier gives you ad-free photos and better stats
When Flickr rolled out its big redesign a couple of years ago, it also did away with Pro accounts. Unless you were a legacy user, your only real paid options for the photo service were to kill ads or ...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: talking family with Batgirl in 'Arkham Knight'
Even if your only exposure to the Batman mythos is through the excellent Arkham series of games by developer Rocksteady, (especially the latest, Arkham Knight) you're pretty familiar with Commissioner...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Honda announces Android Auto and CarPlay support are coming
At its new R&D Center in Mountain View, California, Honda announced that it is adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its upcoming vehicles. The first model that will support both car entertainm...
04:57 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA Shield update trades 'Sonic The Hedgehog' for Google Cast
Wish the original NVIDIA Shield Portable had Android 5.1 and Google Cast support? Now it does, but it comes at a price. A new, optional update for the Shield bestows the handheld with latest version o...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: the iPad Air 2, a Dell monitor and more
This post was created in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadget po...
04:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Bethesda's 'Fallout Anthology' collection comes in a mini nuke case
If you're a big fan of Bethesda's Fallout franchise, or you just like collecting things, you'll soon be able to nab a nuke. Not a real one, of course, but a miniature bomb case (complete with sound!) ...
03:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget TV giant Comcast actually has more internet customers now
Just in case you were wondering why Comcast is suddenly ready with TV service for people who prefer to watch over the internet, the earnings report it released today can show you why. For the first ti...
03:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget It looks like the next Moto G will work with Moto Maker
At this point, the Moto G 2015 edition is becoming one of Motorola's worst kept secrets. The latest piece of news, first reported by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), is that the next Moto G is going to be c...
02:53 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Livestream your GoPro adventures with Meerkat
In its ongoing war with Periscope for the hearts and screens of mobile users, Meerkat announced a new feature on Thursday. Users can now livestream their adventures from select GoPro cameras. Right no...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget ASUS Chromebook Flip review: small, solidly built, well-priced
I'm sick of reviewing Chromebooks. What was once the source of fierce debates about the future of computing is now a commodity: Most models have the same specs, the same internals and more or less per...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Defective Sony stereo is a fire hazard that drives your dog nuts
The Sony CMT-SX7 HiFi was supposed to be a compact, high-end sound system with multi-room capabilities and a full suite of wireless streaming standards (including AirPlay and Google Cast). Instead, it...
01:53 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Apple wants to put Touch ID on your TV remote
Apple has reportedly been awarded a patent that incorporates a biometric scanner into the Apple TV remote control. This fingerprint reader could serve a variety of functions such as adjusting the volu...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Despite recent challenges, Makerbot opens new factory in NYC
The past few months haven't been easy for Makerbot, after an internal restructuring resulted in layoffs of one-fifth of its workforce. But that doesn't seem to be affecting the company's progress, as ...
01:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' hits PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016
When Square Enix announced Rise of the Tomb Raider at Gamescom last year, it dropped a bomb: The game would be exclusive to Xbox platforms, meaning PlayStation 4 and PC players wouldn't get to touch i...
12:51 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget 'Life is Strange' episode 4 enters a 'Dark Room' next week
Life is Strange is about to get dark. Well, darker than all of the surreal time travel, stormy nightmares, missing-person mysteries and straight-up death contained in the first three episodes. Episode...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget NASA discovers a 'close cousin' of Earth around a sun-like star
Talk about plucking a needle from a cosmic haystack. NASA just announced that its planet-hunting Kepler telescope has discovered Kepler 452b, an exoplanet that exists inside the habitable zone around ...
12:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Researchers create super-fast Tor-style anonymity network
The price of making sure that the feds aren't reading your emails is download speeds that can be measured in weeks rather than seconds. A group of academics are hoping to change that, however, by taki...
11:51 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Susanne Daniels jumping from MTV to YouTube
Susanne Daniels is exiting her post as programming chief at MTV to join YouTube in a newly created position leading the platform's budding original content efforts.As vice president of YouTube origina...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget A very surreal check-in at Japan's robot hotel
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10:32 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Modified rice plant produces more grain, less methane
Apparently, the secret to better, more eco-friendly rice plant is another type of grain: barley. A team of scientists has created genetically modified rice that borrows a single gene from barley and f...
10:05 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget 3D-printed DNA 'bunnies' could deliver drugs into your body
"DNA origami" is nothing new -- in fact, IBM once considered it as a way to make microchips. However, Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have become ridiculously good at folding the buil...
09:43 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Apple rumored to let other companies make Watch chargers
Apple is believed to be ready to let third parties build magnetic charging cables for the Apple Watch in the same way as it does for the iPhone and iPad. A report by 9to5Mac claims that the company is...
09:22 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget LG bets big on flexible displays for cars and phones
More and more smartphones, TVs and wearables like Apple's Watch now use OLED displays, but only two companies mass produce them -- Samsung and LG. LG is trying to stay on top of demand by building a n...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: A thread display, rainbow flamethrower and more
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08:32 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Top eSports league will begin drug testing players
The Electronic Sports League has announced that it will soon begin testing players for performance enhancing substances at future competitive events. The organization told Motherboard that it won't sh...
08:06 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Sky UK and major US movie studios hit by EU antitrust probe
There's nothing the European Commission likes more than a good ol' antitrust case, and today it's set its sights on Sky UK and six of the broadcaster's US film studio partners: Disney, NBCUniversal, P...
07:05 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Uber's next PR stunt is delivering Xiaomi phones
Lyft users might get free Starbucks coffee, but certain Uber users can get a high-end Xiaomi smartphone delivered to their door, at least for a day. If you're in Singapore and Malaysia, you can order ...
05:59 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Shell's UK petrol stations let you PayPal at the pump
Although Apple Pay is currently enjoying the limelight, companies all over Britain are working to get their own mobile payment strategies in order. Once such company is Shell, which after months of te...
05:50 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Hollywood's making at least one emoji movie
Dear parents who can't wait for their kids to be over the Minion craze: Hollywood's already planning for the green critters' replacement in your children's lives. And, if you're unlucky, these new cha...
04:44 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Scientists want to send wind-powered robots to Jupiter
An icy moon with hidden oceans would of course require an underwater probe, but what about gas giants with no solid surface to land on or water to swim in? A team of NASA JPL scientists believes the a...
03:32 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Canadian city app has a voice assistant powered by Watson
Watson can beat human Jeopardy players, help people cook, critique their writing -- and apparently, it can even help the citizens of Surrey, British Columbia with their everyday life. Software develop...
02:02 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Starbucks' Lyft deal has you earning coffee with every ride
Starbucks isn't done lining up deals with tech-savvy companies -- not by a longshot. The coffee chain has unveiled a partnership with Lyft that will reward just about everyone. As a passenger, you'll ...
01:00 am -04 - Thu, July 23, 2015
Engadget Chrome for iOS talks to smart devices through the web
Your iPhone just became a better remote control for the internet of things. Google has released Chrome 44 for iOS, which lets you see Physical Web devices (think smart parking meters and vending machi...
11:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Twitch starts dumping Flash for HTML5
Twitch is ditching Flash. The first step is a redesign of its video player controls, swapping out the old Flash model for shiny, new HTML5 and Javascript controls. Twitch videos are still Flash-based ...
10:03 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' multiplayer beta starts August 19th
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 doesn't drop until November, but you won't have to wait nearly so long to find out whether or not its online play lives up to the hype. Activision and Treyarch have revealed ...
09:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Pebble Time update helps you see your watch outdoors
Wish your Pebble Time smartwatch was easier to read in bright sunlight, or didn't shake so violently that everyone can tell when you have new messages? Your wishes have been answered. Pebble is trotti...
09:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Pebble Time update helps you see your watch indoors
Wish your Pebble Time smartwatch was easier to read in low light, or didn't shake so violently that everyone can tell when you have new messages? Your wishes have been answered. Pebble is trotting out...
09:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Google introduces 360-degree YouTube ads
Google's already rolled out 360-degree videos on YouTube, like Bjork's latest musical venture, and now the company has announced that it's doing the same with advertisements. The new feature debuted o...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Watch this EV racer go from 0-100 KPH in under two seconds
It's no secret that electric vehicles are strong performers, both on the streets and in professional racing tracks. But in case you had any doubts, a group of students from GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart hav...
08:26 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Next-gen Moto X leaks hint at a big screen and a front flash
Motorola just can't keep its next-generation smartphones under wraps, apparently. Both Peru Android and Google+ user Paul Faz have posted photos that reportedly show the third-generation Moto X in con...
07:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Lawsuit claims Sling tricked viewers by introducing ads
Don't like that your Slingbox setup is dishing out ads when it wasn't before? You're not alone. Two viewers have sued Sling Media for allegedly pulling a "bait and switch" on existing customers, servi...
07:24 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget 'Hearthstone' expansion is a Grand Tournament with new cards
That's 132 new cards, to be exact. The Grand Tournament is Hearthstone's latest expansion, due to hit in August with 132 new cards, plus fresh spells and weapons. It also introduces a new keyword -- a...
06:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Apple already took 75 percent of the smartwatch market
The official numbers for Apple Watch sales are still a mystery. But, according to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics, the Cupertino company shipped an estimated 4 million units during the se...
06:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Qualcomm 'realignment' includes job cuts and a possible split
The rumors of Qualcomm planning a huge reorganization were true -- and unfortunately, that means a lot of people are about to lose their jobs. The mobile chip maker has announced a "strategic realignm...
05:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Netflix's TV apps get their first major update since 2013
While Netflix has focused on rolling out more original content to more countries over the last couple of years, we haven't seen as many updates to its software as we used to. Last week the streaming v...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Microsoft makes it way easier to report revenge porn
Revenge porn is disgusting, destructive and getting to be tragically common, so much so that titans of the web have been cooking up ways to deal with it. Microsoft is the latest to join the fray, as i...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget These are your favorite video game soundtracks
Not that long ago we published a list of the Engadget crew's favorite game soundtracks. But, of course, we left some of your favorites out. Well, we listened. What you'll find below are a selection of...
04:32 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget New York City halts its plan to slow down Uber
After battling with not only Uber, but also celebrities and New York Governor Cuomo, the De Blasio administration has shelved plans to cap Uber growth in New York City. At least until after it conduct...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget The best of Public Access Vol. 6: Apple Watch edition
It's unlikely we'll get the real dirt on Apple Watch sales anytime soon, but that hasn't stopped analysts, journalists and basically anyone with a pulse from speculating about the wearable's potential...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Watch this: The Soyuz rocket launch
A Soyuz rocket carrying three astronauts -- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency -- launches out of Kazak...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Watch this: The Soyuz rocket launch (update: launch successful)
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts -- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency -- launches out of K...
03:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile delivers iMessage-style texting, starting with Samsung phones
What if the default texting app on your phone offered some of the same handy features as iMessage or Hangouts? Well, if you're a T-Mobile customer, you'll soon be privy to more tools. The Uncarrier an...
02:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget See Neil deGrasse Tyson explain the universe in 8 minutes
Need proof that Neil deGrasse Tyson has a knack for explaining complex astrophysical concepts in simple terms? You don't have to spend the better part of an hour watching a Cosmos episode -- in fact, ...
02:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Senator Lindsey Graham on how to properly break your phone
During a recent campaign stop in South Carolina, billionaire presidential candidate and hairpiece aficionado Donald Trump decided to share Senator Lindsey Graham's personal cell phone number with the ...
02:04 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Spotify boosts its dance music cred with a Beatport deal
Beatport might be the first place you visit if you want to hear a DJ's latest single or remix, but it's no longer quite as exclusive as it used to be. The service has struck a deal to bring its music ...
01:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Your mouse will soon work with your Xbox One
Beneath that shiny exterior, the Xbox One is, basically, a glorified gaming PC in a slightly smaller frame. As such, wouldn't it be great if you could play RTS games on the machine with your keyboard ...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Scientists implant teeny, tiny lasers into human cells
A few years back, a pair of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital made human cells glow by impregnating them with a molecule that's normally found in jellyfish called green fluorescent protein...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Twitter's Flight developer conference returns on October 21
Twitter just announced its second annual Twitter Flight developer conference set for October 21st in San Francisco. Like every other conference of this nature, the event is meant to reach out to devs ...
12:42 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Sony is testing a 'stripped back' version of Android
If you've ever wished that Sony would ditch its custom Android interface in favor of Google's 'pure' experience... well, you'll want to book an impromptu Scandinavian vacation. Sony is launching a 500...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget What it's like to use Samsung's Tizen-based 4K TV (in a non-4K world)
It's not easy getting a massive 65-inch TV inside a Brooklyn apartment. But, oh, is it worth the trouble. In this case, I'm talking about the Samsung JU6500, a 4K (3,840 x 2,160) smart TV powered by t...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Is tech rejection our future?
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11:40 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Unlocked phone shootout: Meet the Huawei P8 Lite and Oppo R7
It used to be, not too long ago, that buying an unlocked smartphone online from some unfamiliar Chinese OEM was a sure-fire recipe for frustration. The thing is, the bar for no-contract phones has got...
11:25 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Almost a fifth of online Brits are enjoying content illegally
The UK government is increasing its efforts to clamp down on online piracy, and now we know the reason why: illegal downloads and streaming are on the rise. Research commissioned by the Intellectual P...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Key Silk Road witness gets 2.5 years in jail
One of the reasons that Silk Road was so popular and dangerous was because it enabled people who would have otherwise never dealt drugs to become Scarface-like kingpins. That's the tale of Michael Duc...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget 6 shape-shifting homes that give new meaning to the word 'transformer'
By Cat DiStasioSome cars have removable rooftops; some computers turn into tablets; and some houses can transform into entirely different structures at the press of a button, the flip of a switch or t...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Send brings chat-style messaging to Outlook emails
To help ease the burden of email, Google created Inbox, and now Microsoft is looking to lend a hand, too. With Send, you can keep it brief for those times when "in-and-out email" is all that's needed....
10:21 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget British pensioner's central vision restored with Argus II 'bionic eye'
Second Sight's Argus II bionic eye has already helped hundreds of patients around the globe with a rare disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to see again. And yes, that includes several Americans ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Forever 21's 'Thread Screen' displays Instagram pics using fabric
Most companies seek out the latest displays for high-tech billboards, but Forever 21 has decided to take a different route for this particular Instagram project. For the past year-and-a-half, the folk...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget XBMC's Kodi media player officially hits the Play Store
Kodi's media player got a name change last year and now it has something even better -- official Android status. The app formerly known as XBMC is now available on the Google Play store for all takers...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Immigrating to the US was hard, but tech will make it easier
When I arrived in the US just after New Year's Day in 1999, I didn't think I would stay. I came here for school and fully expected to return to Malaysia after I was done. Except I didn't. I met my fut...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Jedi sword fighting, Chrysler car hacking and more
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08:38 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget The AP adds 550,000 old newsreel clips to YouTube
The Associated Press has teamed up with British Movietone to share more than a century's worth of newsreel footage with the denizens of the internet. The pair will upload more than a million minutes o...
08:10 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget YouTube for Android will play vertical videos in full screen
There comes a time in every person's life when they realize that they can't get people behave properly. As much as we all might want to stop people from recording vertical videos, the Periscopes and S...
07:15 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget GoPro is making a mobile video-editing app
Creating short reels out of GoPro footage requires video editing knowledge, that's why some casual users don't even bother. Well, that could change soon enough -- or at least as soon as the company's ...
06:15 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Sky app to offer Premier League highlights from 2016-17 season
Although Sky spent a record 4.2 billion for Premier League TV rights for three seasons from 2016, the company wasn't able to secure access to online and app highlights at the same time. For over half ...
06:05 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Latest Pluto image shows a second, shorter icy mountain range
We're getting to know Pluto a lot better, thanks to the images released by the New Horizons mission. Take for example, this one captured during the probe's historic flyby on July 14th, which shows a s...
05:15 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Play 'Star Wars: KotOR 2' in 5K, on your Mac
So this whole year of Star Wars thing apparently includes dormant video games too, who knew? Despite the fact that the lesser of the two Knights of the Old Republic role-playing games released all the...
04:18 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget UK 'Dronecode' aims to stop pilots from flying dangerously
If we were to create a list of "top places you shouldn't fly a drone," airports would certainly rank high. As the BBC reports, the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has recorded six incidents betwee...
04:13 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Sony's phone arm is working on drones
Sony is teaming up with with a robotics company it's already invested in, and it's looking to get on board with that whole drone thing. ZMP (which aims to make the "robot of everything") develops auto...
03:36 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Pentagon confirms Iraq drone crash that surfaced online
There are a lot of hoaxes on the internet, but if you see images of a drone that looks like the one above, lying motionless in the middle of the desert, then you can be sure those aren't fake. Pentago...
02:50 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Our first look at the OnePlus 2 comes from China's regulator
So far, OnePlus has done a fairly good job of keeping its next smartphone under wraps ahead of the July 27th launch. However, a clear shot of the OnePlus 2 has been revealed by one of the biggest 'lea...
01:51 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget 3D-printed bottle caps will let you know if your milk goes bad
If you're not a fan on the ol' smell test to see if milk has spoiled, you might soon be in luck. Researchers from the University of California at Berkley and National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan c...
12:55 am -04 - Wed, July 22, 2015
Engadget Google Maps shows what it knows about everywhere you've (ever) been
Google's Location History feature keeps track of the places your mobile device has been (if you opt-in and turn it on) and now you can look back through that data with "Your Timeline." Rolling out on ...
11:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Google clarifies what's going on with Google Photos
Facing a backlash from angry Google+ users (what, both of them?), Anil Sabharwal, the head of Google Photos, released a statement on Tuesday clarifying Monday's earlier announcement about the fate of ...
10:06 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Starbucks app to serve up free New York Times articles
It's clear that Starbucks aims to pull in media companies for its Rewards program: after teaming up with Spotify earlier this year, the coffeehouse chain is now partnering with The New York Times. You...
09:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget 'Project Cars' Wii U version canceled
Project Cars finally launched on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in May, after three delays and a few platform uncertainties dating back to January 2012. The game -- a realistic racing simulator from N...
08:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget FTC slams LifeLock for false advertising, again
Worried about identity theft? If you listen to talk radio you've probably heard of one potential answer: LifeLock, an identity protection service that promises to stop identity theft before it happens...
08:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Israel, US arrest four over a string of big bank hacks
After months of investigation, law enforcement has nabbed suspects believed to be behind hacks at JPMorgan Chase and other big banks... and they're not quite the master criminals you might expect. Bot...
07:43 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Apple's Home Sharing for music returns in latest iOS 9 beta
Well, would you look at that. Not long after it was reported that Apple had killed Home Sharing for music in iOS 8.4, the company appears to be ready to bring the feature back to life. As MacRumors po...
07:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget 2K is reportedly bringing college basketball back to its games
For the first time in years, college basketball teams may soon be playable in a video game. ESPN's Darren Rovell reports that 2K Sports has licensing deals in place with ten schools and plans to inclu...
06:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget The FCC is set to approve AT&T's DirecTV acquisition
As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the FCC is gearing up to approve AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV. Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler confirmed that he is set to call a vote...
06:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget The FCC is set to approve AT&T's DirecTV acquisition (update: DoJ too)
As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the FCC is gearing up to approve AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV. Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler confirmed that he is set to call a vote...
05:53 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget The PS4 will get an officially licensed media remote
You'd think that Sony would have released a remote control for the PlayStation 4 given that video is even more important this time around, but that's not the case -- without a compatible TV remote via...
05:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget California bill allows firefighters to ground pesky drones
As wildfires scorched sections of California Interstate I-15 last week, firefighters found themselves hamstrung and unable to deliver aerial water coverage for nearly 20 minutes because a couple of sc...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget iPhones and China fuel Apple's growth, not the Watch
It's that time again Apple just dropped its Q3 2015 earnings and despite missing Wall Street's always-lofty expectations, it's been a solid three months of growth thanks to the two usual suspects. Sa...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Microsoft reports a $2.1 billion loss in Q4
Microsoft's earnings for the fourth quarter are in, and they show an operating loss of $2.1 billion, despite $22.2 billion in revenue (compared to $23.3 billion last year). A lot of that is due to the...
04:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget 'The Good Dinosaur' trailer: Pixar makes CGI look real
It's a good year for Pixar fans: Inside Out was one of the studio's best films in years, and we also have another to look forward to on November 25, The Good Dinosaur. Now we've got our best look at t...
03:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget NASA gets a peek at two of Pluto's smaller moons
NASA's New Horizons is showering loads of attention on Pluto and its largest moon Charon, but what about the dwarf planet's tinier moons? Don't worry, the probe is giving these smaller celestial bodie...
03:26 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Hurry up and patch your Chrysler against this wireless hack
Last week Chrysler quietly released a software update for its optional Uconnect in-car entertainment system. And while the official purpose was "to improve vehicle electronic security", Wired reports ...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Google Drive syncs files directly from Windows Office apps
Google already added tools that help Drive play nice with Office files, and now it's offering easy access from inside Microsoft's apps. With a new plug-in, you can open files for Word, Excel and Power...
02:34 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Here's your clearest look yet at the next Moto G
If there was any doubt left that Motorola will unveil a new Moto G at its July 28th event, Swiss retailer Digitec just removed it. The store has posted listings for a "3rd gen" Moto G that offers the ...
02:10 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget President Obama welcomes telepresence robots into the White House
If you can't greet the president in person, don't worry... as of now, you can send a robot in your stead. President Barack Obama has welcomed a telepresence robot into the White House for the first ti...
01:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget ZTE's latest smartwatch packs style and gesture control
ZTE isn't just counting on a high-end smartphone to convince you that it means business. The company has taken the wraps off of the Axon Watch, a smartwatch that's miles above last year's clunky BlueW...
01:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Your next phone could have a fingerprint reader on its screen
Security technology firm Sonavation recently unveiled a novel means of embedding an ultrasonic fingerprint reader directly into a Gorilla Glass display. With it, mobile devices would no longer need a ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Audi, BMW and Daimler are poised to buy Nokia's Here mapping
What little hope Uber had of buying Nokia's Here mapping service just went out the window. A Wall Street Journal source claims that Audi, BMW and Daimler have tentatively agreed to buy Here for the eq...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Grooveshark's playlists return on a 'legit' streaming site
Grooveshark's dodgy music service might be gone, but that doesn't mean that your carefully curated playlists have disappeared forever. Newcomer music site StreamSquid claims that it has resurrected ab...
12:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget YouTubers will be the stars of its subscription service
Google's bringing a paid-for subscription service to YouTube next year, but don't expect the company to sign a deal with a TV studio for some exclusive content. Instead, the site is going to see if it...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Here's what our readers think of OS X Yosemite
The public beta of OS X El Capitan might be out now, but plenty of users will continue using OS X Yosemite through the fall and beyond. And at first glance that's just fine: In our own review we calle...
11:40 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Surface 3 tablet with LTE reaches AT&T on July 24th
Microsoft promised that there would be a version of its entry-level Surface 3 tablet with LTE data, and it's finally here... well, almost. AT&T has announced that the cellular-equipped Windows sla...
11:16 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Apple services down for some, including Beats1, iTunes and App Store
This morning isn't turning out to be a great one if you lean heavily on Apple's media ecosystem. According to the company's status page, a whole of host of Apple services have been plagued by issues s...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Roku TV Color Series courtesy of TCL!
TCL has just launched its Roku TV Color Series, which might be what you need to really tie the room together. Sure, the display has 16.7 million colors, but now the outside has a splash green, pink or...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a TCL Roku TV Color Series!
TCL has just launched its Roku TV Color Series, which might be what you need to really tie the room together. Sure, the display has 16.7 million colors, but now the outside has a splash green, pink or...
10:27 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Rhino horn cameras promise to catch poachers in the act
Anti-poaching teams can only do so much to protect rhinos. Their immediate presence can deter rogue hunters, but a lot of the slaughter happens before these teams even know that something's wrong. Tha...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Garmin's Vivoactive fitness tracker isn't for everyone -- and that's okay
There may never be a wearable equivalent of the iPhone -- a must-have gadget that sparks a fundamental change in how we live. Instead, the future of wearables is all about niche products that may be r...
09:29 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget iOS and Mac musicians can ditch wires with Bluetooth MIDI device
Zivix has a new wireless MIDI device for Apple-centric musicians, but unlike the original WiFi Puc, this time it's using Bluetooth 4.0. The Puc+ is the "first Bluetooth MIDI interface that universally...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Tech for rhinos, smarter spacecraft design and more
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08:32 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Study: Men that harass women online suck at games (and life)
Researchers think that they've worked out why certain men abuse women over the internet: because they suck... at games. According to a study by Michael Kasumovic and Jeff Kuznekoff, the most vocal abu...
08:32 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Study: Men who harass women online suck at games (and life)
Researchers think that they've worked out why certain men abuse women over the internet: because they suck... at games. According to a study by Michael Kasumovic and Jeff Kuznekoff, the most vocal abu...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget 'Devil's Third' for Wii U headed to the US, thanks to Nintendo
If you're a Wii U owner in the US, there aren't too many games to look forward to in 2015. After Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker and Yoshi's Woolly World, the company's release schedule looks pretty ...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget NASA's robotic gas station can now also inspect satellites
It's been two years since the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) was last active aboard the ISS, but now it's back with new functions to offer. The RRM (seen above) was originally an experimental set of ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Dell's latest tablet is designed for war zones
If your typical day involves saving someone's life or trekking around a glacier, a regular tablet may be a bit... dainty. That's why Dell has just buttressed its Rugged series with a brand new model, ...
05:15 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Toshiba CEO quits after company lied about $1.2 billion profits
We knew it was coming, but Toshiba's CEO and president Hisao Tanaka is no longer at the company. As the electronics giant attempts to recover from the fallout following the disclosure that it declared...
04:14 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Qualcomm set to axe up to 10 percent of its workforce
Qualcomm has been besieged by problems lately and quite a few of its employees may soon pay the price. It's planning to lay off around 10 percent of its workforce -- several thousand employees -- acco...
03:03 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Big tech companies back Samsung in court case against Apple
Just like Taylor Swift in Bad Blood, Samsung has also found a powerful group of backers in its fight against Apple in court. According to a document unearthed by Inside Sources, Google, Facebook, eBay...
02:01 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget Scientists use lasers to find out why astronauts have bad skin
A team of German scientists are employing advanced imaging technology to help understand one of the unusual effects of long-term space habitation thinning skin. Led by Professor Karsten Koenig of Saa...
12:53 am -04 - Tue, July 21, 2015
Engadget U of M challenges Silicon Valley for automotive tech crown
A fake city rising from the middle of a Midwestern college campus is more than a proving ground for autonomous and connected car technology expected to revolutionize American roads. It's a lynchpin in...
11:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget GoPro's licensing portal sells creators' high-quality videos
GoPro has a new content portal, and, as you'd imagine, it's filled with extreme footage subscribers can pay to use. The company has followed in the footsteps of Flickr and 500px, launching a licensing...
10:32 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Nanowires help produce hydrogen fuel using sunlight
You ideally want to produce clean hydrogen fuel using clean sources, and Dutch researchers have taken a big step toward making that a practical reality. They've built a solar cell that uses a grid of ...
09:38 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget This ring light wants to make poorly-lit selfies a thing of the past
Selfie technology has come a long way in recent years, but for all our sticks, sombreros, hair-brushes and Doom mods, we still haven't overcome the selfie's biggest enemy: low light. What do you do if...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Internet investor pours $100 million into the search for alien life
The hunt for extraterrestrial life just got a big leg up. Internet investor Yuri Milner and his Breakthrough Prize Foundation will spend $100 million supporting Breakthrough Listen, a project that wil...
08:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Twitter removes background wallpaper from user homepages
If you logged into your Twitter account on the web today, you might have noticed something new. If you had previously uploaded a custom wallpaper image or just used one of Twitter's available designs,...
08:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Apple hires Chrysler's quality lead to help make its electric car
Apple isn't done hiring top talent for its electric car project -- in fact, it just scored one of its biggest hires. The Wall Street Journal understands that 1 Infinite Loop recently recruited Doug Be...
07:52 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Battlebots', 'Sharknado 3' and 'Hatoful Boyfriend'
Yup, it's summer. On TV we have the season finale of our returned robot combat TV show, a third edition of the so-bad-it's-still-bad Sharknado and a dating simulator featuring a pigeon. Beyond that, t...
07:05 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Latest Android Humble Bundle features NeoGeo's best games
If you're prone to throwing your controller when a game gets the best of you, perhaps the latest Humble Bundle isn't quite for you. Maybe. That's because the outfit's offering up a slew of classic Neo...
05:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Google Photos is dying to make way for Google Photos
Google announced today that its legacy Google+ Photos app will soon go the way of Picasa (that is, obscurity) in favor of the company's newer Google Photos app which launched in May. According to a po...
05:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion caused by faulty strut
Space is hard and currently no one knows that better than SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. During a call today about the Flacon 9 rocket mishap in June, Musk announced that a strut holding a high press...
04:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget 'The Last of Us' soundtrack is getting a gorgeous vinyl release
Somehow The Last of Us didn't make it onto our list of favorite video game soundtracks, but fret not because it is getting an extremely pretty vinyl release. This Wednesday, Mondo will drop the four 1...
04:34 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Windows gets an emergency security fix across most versions (updated)
If you use Windows -- just about any recent version of it, in fact -- you're going to want to check for updates as soon as you can. Microsoft has released an emergency, off-schedule patch for a securi...
04:34 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Windows gets an emergency security fix across most versions (update: Hacking Team link)
If you use Windows -- just about any recent version of it, in fact -- you're going to want to check for updates as soon as you can. Microsoft has released an emergency, off-schedule patch for a securi...
04:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget EA puts women on the cover of 'FIFA 16' for the first time
Back in May, EA announced that FIFA 16 would feature 12 national women's soccer teams, making it the first major sports franchise to focus on women's sports. Today marks another milestone: FIFA 16 is ...
03:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Motorola's tiny Hint headset gets a huge update
Most of Motorola's energy is likely going into the new smartphones it's expected to launch next week, but that isn't stopping it from upgrading other parts of its lineup. The company has quietly relea...
03:28 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Nike Running app soundtracks your morning jog with Spotify tunes
Sure, Adidas already offers ways to outfit your run with tunes from Spotify, and now Nike is looking to do the same. The latter footwear company updated its Nike+ Running app to pipe in the streaming ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget EU to decide whether or not Uber is a transportation service
Uber has repeatedly insisted that it's not just a ridesharing company, but that interpretation is about to get an important test. A Spanish judge has requested that the European Court of Justice deter...
02:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Adobe Lightroom for Android will let you copy and paste edits
Back in February, Adobe updated the iOS version of Lightroom to include a number of handy features. While the mobile-editing software has been on Android since January, today's update brings it up to ...
02:13 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Philae comet lander goes silent once again
It looks like the Philae comet lander's moment in the sun was short-lived. Just weeks after getting back in touch, the European ground crew has once again lost contact with its celestial explorer -- t...
01:38 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Instagram's handy search tool arrives on the web
Last month, Instagram redesigned the discovery section of its photo-sharing app to make it easier to spot what's trending and leverage search abilities. Now, that revamped search function is arriving ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Pebble Time smartwatch arrives at Best Buy and Target stores
If you passed on Pebble Time's crowdfunding campaign because you wanted to wait for reviews (or just wanted the safety net of a retail purchase), you now have an easy way to pick one up. The color sma...
12:51 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Xbox One Madden NFL 16 bundle comes with a year of EA Access
XBox One's new bundle will have football fans cheering. The Xbox One Madden NFL 16 bundle includes 1TB of storage, a full download of Madden NFL 16 and a year's subscription to EA Access. That subscri...
12:18 pm -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: NASA posts DSCOVR's epic first image of Earth
What's does Earth look like from a million miles away? Well, NASA provided the masses with a glimpse today, thanks to the first photo snapped from the Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite (DSCOVR)...
11:26 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Smithsonian crowdfunds preservation of Neil Armstrong's spacesuit
If you've ever wanted to lend a hand preserving a piece of US history, now's your chance. The Smithsonian launched a Kickstarter campaign to gain support for restoring Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 space...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget You'll soon be able to turn your sofa into a 4D theme park ride
Buzz Lightyear is tearing around on his jetpack in Toy Story 2, but I'm not watching passively. Every time he banks left, my chair banks left. When he accelerates and climbs, I tilt back. When he fina...
10:45 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Cortana in Windows 10 is coming to 6 more countries
If you're bummed that you won't get Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant when Windows 10 launches next week, don't fret: there's a good chance that you're next in line. The folks in Redmond have reveal...
10:32 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget BT's latest broadband trial will more than treble download speeds
For the fastest broadband speeds, you normally need fibre optic cables running directly into your home. While that's still the perfect solution, BT will soon be trialling a new technology that could g...
10:07 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's first Windows 10 ad is all about smiling babies
With Windows 10's launch little more than a week away, Microsoft kicked off its marketing storm last night with the first commercial for the new OS. It's a bit more direct and human than the company's...
09:46 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Can microwave-powered shuttles make space travel cheaper?
How much does it take to launch a satellite? According to Rocket Lab's Peter Beck "You pretty much have to write a check for a billion dollars." Beck, along with Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are part of a...
09:16 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Spotify's Discover Weekly uses your habits to recommend new music
Spotify just added a load of new features with a recent update and now it's looking to help you find new music. To do just that, a new tool called Discover Weekly builds a two-hour playlist of suggest...
09:13 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Lockheed Martin buys helicopter maker Sikorsky
Don't look now, but Lockheed Martin just became an even larger aerospace powerhouse. The aircraft maker has acquired helicopter maker Sikorsky (best known for the UH-60 Blackhawk) for $9 billion. The ...
08:35 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Apple's iPod Touch shows its muscle in iFixit teardown
If you want everything Apple's iPhone can do except the "phone" part, the $400 cheaper 6th-gen iPod Touch is for you. It even has the iPhone 6's A8 chip, albeit running a tad slower. The iFixit team h...
08:08 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget London's new Routemaster buses might not be as green as you think
London's Mayor Boris Johnson has long championed green public transport, but his hybrid Routemaster buses are now being criticised for faulty batteries and an overdependence on diesel. According to Ma...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win a gaming gear bundle courtesy of SteelSeries
Bingeing on Vitamin D, footy in the park and lazy afternoons whiled away in pub beer gardens are what summer's all about. But sometimes, retreating to a cool, darkened room for a guilty gaming fix is ...
07:01 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Tiny drone-friendly 4K camera lets you swap lenses
If you want to fly an interchangeable-lens camera on a DJI Phantom-sized drone, there's a few options, including Blackmagic's incoming 1080p Micro Cinema Camera. But if you needed 4K, you were out of ...
05:15 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Ashley Madison hack threatens to expose millions of users
Ashley Madison, the dating website that purports to connect people looking for an affair, has been the victim of a hack that has exposed the personal data of its 37 million users. Krebs on Security is...
04:45 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget UK sets the rules of the road for driverless car tests
A bunch of driverless cars are now being trialled in the UK, so it makes sense to give researchers a special kind of road-testing rulebook. After all, Britain's existing laws were never written with a...
03:20 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 is slimmer, smaller and squarer
Samsung has revealed its new 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 models, and it has changed direction considerably over last year. As revealed by a leak yesterday, it shrunk both of last year's models a...
01:31 am -04 - Mon, July 20, 2015
Engadget Drones are pestering Spain's royal family
France isn't the only European country grappling with suspicious drone flights, it seems. Reportedly, guards at the Spanish royal family's La Zarzuela palace have spotted numerous robotic aircraft fly...
11:16 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Massachusetts grills Uber and Lyft over disability access
Ridesharing outfits make some effort to accommodate disabled passengers, but Massachusetts isn't sure that they go far enough. Reuters has learned that the state's Attorney General is grilling Uber an...
09:45 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame
The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable and mor...
08:25 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Hack makes playing 'Doom' on a computer inside 'Doom' a reality
You know, in case there isn't a printer, ATM or graphing calculator readily available.......
07:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Tiny brain implant delivers drugs with a remote control
An implant, the size of a human hair, can deliver drugs to the brain with the click of a button. A team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Illinois have demon...
05:32 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Drum sensor helps you play digital beats on analog skins
You can certainly use drum machines and electronic drums if you want to add a digital kick to your music, but you typically lose the intuitiveness and subtlety of playing old-school skins in the proce...
04:04 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Stephen Colbert dares you to 'Escape From a Man-Sized Cabinet'
The beard might be gone, but Stephen Colbert has a new way to entertain you ahead of his debut with The Late Show this September. Game-playing folks of a certain age with pretty fond memories of text-...
03:26 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Samsung's giant Galaxy S6 Edge Plus reportedly breaks cover
Samsung may not be pinning all its hopes for summer phone supremacy on the Galaxy Note 5. All About Samsung has posted photos of what's supposed to be a store dummy unit for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, an ex...
03:26 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Samsung's big Galaxy S6 Edge Plus reportedly breaks cover
Samsung may not be pinning all its hopes for summer phone supremacy on the Galaxy Note 5. All About Samsung has posted photos of what's supposed to be a store dummy unit for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, an ex...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Drones hindered firefighting efforts in California
The aerial firefighters deployed to put out a large wildfire in San Bernardino County on Friday were forced to jettison their loads and ultimately land their planes and helicopters. Why? Because a han...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Here's what it's like to play Valve's VR 'Portal' experience
Sure, people can wax poetic about using HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, but what's it really like when you're looking through those lenses? You might not have to make a pilgrimage to one of HTC's...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Master & Dynamic's MH40 headphones sound as good as they look
When it comes to headphone design, the popular brands don't venture too far from the prescribed formula. Circular earcups, leather-like padding and a folding frame have become de rigueur for on-ear an...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: electric Corvettes and volcano sharks
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.Tesla is the hottest electric automaker around, but a myste...
07:03 am -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget US Army wants to send small, cheap satellites to space
The military has been conjuring up one idea after another in an effort to improve its personnel's ability to communicate, such as putting LTE on a ship and launching a WiFi router to space. This time,...
05:00 am -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget UK considers punishing online pirates with 10-year jail sentences
As police forces up and down the country turn the screw on sellers of illegal streaming boxes, the government is now considering whether pirates in general should receive tougher sentences. Currently,...
02:43 am -04 - Sun, July 19, 2015
Engadget California wants pollution-free freight vehicles
California is determined to make dramatic greenhouse gas cuts by 2030, and that could have some major ramifications for the state's big rigs and cargo ships. Governor Jerry Brown has ordered several a...
11:55 pm -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget Ford's high-tech lighting system makes driving at night safer
Ford is in the midst of developing a couple of advanced front-lighting technologies designed to prevent collision and keep drivers safe at night. The first one called "camera-based advanced front ligh...
09:27 pm -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget Boeing and Hacking Team want drones to deliver spyware
Forget safeguarding drones against hacks -- if Boeing and Hacking Team have their way, robotic aircraft would dish out a few internet attacks of their own. Email conversations posted on WikiLeaks reve...
07:56 pm -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget 'Street Fighter V' will give you free extras if you earn them
For most of the Street Fighter series' history, you've had to pay for significant new content. Want to get those sweet new characters? Buy the Super Ultra EX Plus Alpha Turbo Championship edition. You...
06:28 pm -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget This is how 'Shenmue 3' raked in over $6 million on Kickstarter
Records, like rules, were made to be broken. Shenmue 3's Kickstarter campaign recently wrapped and upon doing so it set the bar for video-game projects on the crowdfunding platform by pulling in some ...
04:59 pm -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget UK says it's once again illegal to rip CDs for personal use
Brits: we hope you enjoyed that brief, glorious year of legal media ripping, because you're once again flouting the law. In the wake of a challenge from the music industry, the UK's High Court has ove...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget Riding the $3,000 pickup truck of electric scooters
Scooters are known for having more storage space than the average motorcycle. Because the engine is actually connected to the rear wheel, that leaves a lot of room under the seat for stuff. It's conve...
02:01 pm -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget Samsung's next Galaxy Tab S should be a whole lot wider
Don't look now, but Samsung's widescreen Android tablets might be going the way of the Dodo. Tabletmonkeys claims to have leaked images of the Galaxy Tab S2, and the high-end slate appears to be adopt...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget Microsoft has hit the ecosystem wall
Last week's announcement that Microsoft would scale back its smartphone efforts was a clarifying moment. The resulting smartphone segments that the company will play inwhich it calls business, value, ...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget A quick spin through turntable history
Compact discs were once the wave of the future, but their sales have flagged whereas vinyl records have seen a resurgence, leaving pressing plants overbooked and struggling to keep up with demand. Sur...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Does Comic-Con have a piracy problem?
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, July 18, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Hitchhiking robot, 'Doom' within 'Doom' and more
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04:26 am -04 - Sat, July 18, 2015
Engadget Yahoo and Beme take on Snapchat with video sharing apps
There's no shortage of apps that can take short video clips you can blast to friends. But if you're willing to branch out and try new things, Yahoo and YouTube celebrity Casey Neistat have released al...
11:17 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Bing makes it easier to scope out your future neighborhood
Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are constantly working to make the best possible search engine, and that's great news for you. The more they challenge each other with new features, the better your experie...
09:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Microsoft opens Xbox-to-Windows game streaming up to everyone
Microsoft's removed the Xbox-to-PC game-streaming restrictions and now anyone with Redmond's latest console and Windows 10 can play Sunset Overdrive or attempt to jump into a few online Halo: The Mast...
07:52 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget A hitchhiking robot needs your help getting to California
Normally, picking up hitchhikers is a really bad idea. You never know what sort of ax-wielding entrepreneur you're going to get. But if you happen to see this friendly LED face on the side of the road...
06:59 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Trade the limited edition 'Halo 5' code for a disc, if you want
The Halo 5: Guardians Collector's Edition costs $250 and comes with a fair amount of stuff for die-hard fans, including this pretty little statue, a special box, a metal Guardian model and a download ...
06:26 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget eBay and PayPal officially part ways today
We knew eBay and PayPal were headed to splitsville this year, and now it's actually happening. The auction site and the payment service separated into two disparate companies today, PayPal is getting ...
05:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Google hires team behind cleaning startup to help find you a plumber
This morning, Homejoy, an on-demand cleaning service startup in San Francisco, announced that it would be shutting down on July 31st. CEO Adora Cheung told Re/Code that the decision came about in larg...
04:46 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Rural pop-up hospital gets America's first drone delivery
The first FAA-ok'd parcel delivery by drone took place in rural Virginia on Friday at Wise County, Virginia's annual Remote Area Hospital. The RAH pops up every summer in Wise, which is deep in Appala...
04:22 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget NASA gives you a flyover view of Pluto's icy mountains
Hey NASA, stop blowing our minds, okay?Actually, no, please continue.......
03:59 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million over last year's 911 outage
To settle a Federal Communications Commission investigation into 911 outages, T-Mobile will pay $17.5 million. The FCC investigation revealed that two separate outages occurred on the carrier's networ...
03:20 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Play horror game 'The Flock' before it shuts down forever
The Flock is a competitive horror game attached to a ticking clock. Every player is a monster collectively called the Flock, and they're all after the Artifact, a light-filled item that transforms who...
02:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Cortana for Android leaks out a bit early
Cortana is here for Android ... sort of. Microsoft announced back in May that it would be bringing Cortana to Android, and it was expected to land this month to coincide with the release of Windows 10...
02:23 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Tesla's 'Ludicrous Mode' takes the Model S from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds
Today Tesla announced a new "Ludicrous Mode" for its top-of-the-line Model S P85. The new mode reduces the 0-60 MPH time to 2.8 seconds with a quarter mile time of 10.9 seconds. The front engine now h...
01:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget iFixit Hero4 Session teardown: it's impossible to repair
The new GoPro Hero4 Session is an impressive waterproof camera capable of capturing 4K Ultra HD video at up to 240 frames per second without the need for a waterproof case. It's also quite expensive, ...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget The human cost of global spyware sales
This year a number of major news stories released information on world governments buying, selling and using surveillance technologies on their citizens. These stories, reports -- and in some cases, h...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Recon Jet review: expensive fitness glasses with potential to be better
Recon Jet is a sports computer for long-distance runners and cyclists that's embedded into a pair of sunglasses. Take it on a long, lung-bursting trip and you'll get your speed, cadence and calories, ...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget The best USB 3.0 hubs
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 100 hours of research, testing, and consulting with ...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Watch the world's biggest fighting game tournament right here
This weekend over 6,000 folks from 47 countries will descend into Las Vegas to kick the (virtual) snot out of each other. That's because the 13th annual Evolution fighting game tournament, otherwise k...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget This is Minecon: the biggest 'Minecraft' fan convention
Inside the main convention hall, children scurry left and right with foam diamond swords raised high above their heads. Eyes wide and mouths agape, some of them rush toward a blocky reimagining of Big...
11:14 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget UK report details what happens when police spying goes wrong
Surveillance is a contentious issue in the UK -- the government, police and intelligence agencies see it as a vital tool for preventing and solving serious crimes, whereas others see it as an unwelcom...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Nintendo was right about the Wii U. We were wrong.
With the announcement of the Wii U, everyone thought Nintendo was wrong. Hell, we thought Nintendo was out of touch, foolish and doomed for producing a gaming-focused, two-screen console that wouldn't...
10:44 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget 'Mortal Kombat' and 'NBA Jam' documentary needs your help
In the 1990s, one name ruled the arcade scene: Midway Games. From Mortal Kombat to NBA Jam, Revolution X, NARC and San Francisco Rush, you knew what you were going to get when you popped a few quarter...
10:27 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Translogic 180: Zombie 222 Electric '68 Mustang
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10:16 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Amazon's reportedly bringing its grocery delivery service to the UK
Amazon's made a name for itself as the online store that sells practically everything, but it's certainly not a site you visit for your weekly shop. That might change in near future, however, as accor...
10:04 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget How Google's robotic cars deal with human stupidity
Like the Terminator T-800, Google's self-driving cars don't feel pity, remorse or fear. But they also never lose their patience or get distracted by smartphones, and Google has revealed data collected...
09:43 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Top 'Counter-Strike' player admits eSports has a doping problem
Performance-enhancing drugs are nothing new to sports. When your physical abilities are the difference between victory and defeat, many athletes turn to banned substances to gain a crucial advantage. ...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Cute Nao robot exhibits a moment of self-awareness
See that Nao robot waving its hand up there? It's not starting a dance routine: it just had a light-bulb moment, so it's trying to catch a human's attention. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor...
09:15 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Sky's Now TV gets a 32 monthly sports subscription
If you want to watch Sky Sports without a satellite TV subscription, Now TV is one of your best options. In addition to its daily and weekly passes, the broadcaster has now launched a monthly streamin...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Gaming mood lighting, a shooting drone and more
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08:32 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget 21-year-old charged with sextortion crimes
A 21-year-old from New Hampshire has been charged with a range of crimes surrounding a grisly extortion scheme involving underage girls. The Department of Justice accuses Ryan J. Vallee of hacking int...
08:07 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Hulu's working on a premium tier with no ads
Would you kick in a few extra bucks to watch Hulu without those grating pre-roll ads, because it might become an option pretty soon. Anonymous tipsters have told the Wall Street Journal that the compa...
07:15 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Ultrasound can help wounds heal faster
It might sound a bit like quack medicine, but researchers from the University of Sheffield have proven that sound waves can help accelerate the skin's healing process. In particular, the team has disc...
06:54 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget BT's new 4K sports channel will cost 15 a month
As promised, BT is bringing the first 4K live sports channel to UK TV screens next month, and it's finally let us in on how much it's going to cost. BT Sport Ultra HD will begin broadcasting August 2n...
06:26 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget UK's emergency surveillance law struck down by MPs
The High Court has ruled today that parts of the UK's emergency surveillance legislation, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA), is unlawful. Conservative MP David Davis and Lab...
06:11 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Et tu, Watson? IBM's supercomputer can critique your writing
It's bad enough that robots are writing professionally (albeit badly), but now they're criticizing, too? IBM has unveiled the Watson Tone Analyzer, the latest tool in its "cognitive computing" suite o...
05:05 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Google Inbox suggests the perfect time to resurface 'snoozed' emails
When you snooze an email in Google's Inbox app, you're normally given a few different reminder options: three customised defaults, "someday," the last custom time you used, and a manually set place or...
02:18 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget 'Back to the Future' to celebrate 30th anniversary in cinemas
For Back to the Future fanatics, October 21st, 2015 is a momentous day: it's the destination date Marty and Dr. Brown chose for their journey through time. And now, it's also when the movies are slate...
12:30 am -04 - Fri, July 17, 2015
Engadget Space junk collision scare forced ISS crew to evacuate
The ISS crew sure had a rough morning yesterday: a piece of an old Russian satellite came hurtling towards them, and the team didn't have enough time to move the station out of the way. Since they onl...
11:35 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Twitch's 'Choice Chamber' is here, will make you hate your viewers
Ah simpler, pre-internet, times: when screwing up someone's perfect game was as easy as "accidentally" tripping over those absurdly short controller wires during a pal's perfect Sonic The Hedgehog run...
09:34 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Uber's fake feature blasts NYC regulators
Uber cars began outnumbering yellow cabs in NYC back in March, but that will change if Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal passes. See, de Blasio wants to put a cap on the number of licenses given out to ...
08:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Gear VR just got the best game about disarming bombs you'll ever play
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. It sounds like a threat, but it's really the title of (and the instructions for) one of the best dang cooperative video games I've ever played. It's a virtual reality...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Oculus wants in on VR moviemaking, partners with Felix & Paul
The consumer launch of Oculus Rift is still many months away (planned for Q1 next year), but every now and then, the company reveals its plans and it gets even the most jaded followers stoked again. T...
06:53 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Google continues to make money thanks to mobile and YouTube
While Google has been enjoying consistent financial growth for quite some time, it was dinged the last two quarters for not living up to Wall Street expectations. But in today's Q2 earnings announceme...
06:08 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget These are the wireless controllers you'll use with the HTC Vive
HTC's virtual reality headset, the Vive, blew us away when we first tried it at MWC 2015. Back then, however, the company was using wired, 3D-printed controllers, which made the experience slightly cu...
05:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Cash Money hits Tidal with $50 million lawsuit over Lil Wayne album
Tidal dropped Lil Wayne's The Free Weezy Album on July 4th, and doing so may cost the streaming service $50 million. According to TMZ, Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne's label, is suing Tidal claiming th...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: You are the 'Wind Waker HD' beneath our wings
Let's keep this Wii U love train rolling. Yesterday, we hosted a tribute stream for Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata, who died this week. We played The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and disc...
05:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Google needs your help improving its search engine rankings
Despite the fact that Google itself created the algorithms that drive its search rankings, it would appear that the Mountain View-based company could use a bit of assistance in the SEO department. Acc...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Trippy exhibit uses Kinect to send kids to the wilderness
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04:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Reddit says it will hide but not ban hate communities
Reddit Co-Founder and new CEO Steve Huffman has just laid out a host of changes to the websites content policy. He cites the company's earlier banning of non-consensual porn (ie revenge porn) as a res...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget The best of Public Access Vol. 5: Paying tribute to a gaming giant
It is with great sadness that the world mourns a man responsible for many treasured gaming memories. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, who died Saturday, had a history with the company that pre-dated e...
03:42 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has a GoPro mount as a standard feature
Considering a new truck for your next off-road excursion? Well, if you also fancy chronicling your adventures with a GoPro camera, Toyota is hoping a new feature on its 2016 Tacoma will help entice yo...
03:25 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Surely someone cares about the official 'Angry Birds' sequel
Angry Birds revolutionized the mobile gaming market after its launch in 2009, and developer Rovio has since released numerous off-shoots, follow-up games and bits of retail merchandise, plus it's work...
03:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget littleBits is opening its first retail location in NYC this month
If you've been itchin' for a chance to take littleBits' collection of electronic blocks for a spin before handing over funds, you'll soon get a chance. Well, so long as you're planning a trip to NYC. ...
02:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Toshiba accounting scandal may lead to CEO's ouster
Toshiba might be in for a rough, rough ride. Reuters sources claim that the tech giant is going to rack up the equivalent of $2.4 billion to $3.2 billion in charges due to "overstated profits" over th...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget UW-Madison researchers invent a metal-free fuel cell
The development of fuel cell technology has been hamstrung by the need for expensive and difficult-to-manufacture catalysts like platinum, rhodium or palladium. But a team of researchers from the Univ...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Pitchfork Music Festival stream delivers live music this weekend
If you aren't planning a trip to Chicago's Union Park this weekend to catch the Pitchfork Music Festival, you're in luck. Performances will stream on Pitchfork.com all weekend long (July 17-19), start...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Stream live performances from Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend
If you aren't planning a trip to Chicago's Union Park this weekend to catch the Pitchfork Music Festival, you're in luck. Performances will stream on Pitchfork.com all weekend long (July 17-19), start...
01:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget SanDisk's wireless flash drive gives your phone more storage
For all the advances we've made in mobile computing, transferring files between your phone and your desktop is still kind of a pain in the ass. We've tried using dongles, adapters and even double-side...
01:25 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Microsoft combines OneNote for iPhone and iPad, updates Android app too
Hot on the heels of releasing a new version of OneNote for the Mac, Microsoft is pushing out some updates to its corresponding iOS and Android apps. For starters, there are no longer separate applicat...
01:10 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget HTC won't ship the Grip after all, but its fitness ambition lives on
Hey, remember that time HTC built a fitness tracker (with a little help from Under Armor) and showed it off in Barcelona? The one that was originally slated for a Spring launch? Well, we're knee-deep ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget A scooter-rental startup dabbles in cars
If you live in San Francisco you've seen them. The red Scoot scooters buzz pass vehicles trapped in San Francisco's increasingly frustrating traffic. The riders' helmets sport a lightning bolt while t...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Report: Apple and Samsung in talks to adopt e-SIM technology
The Financial Times reports that Samsung and Apple are both in talks with the GSMA, the mobile telecom telecom industry association, to begin employing electronic SIM cards in their mobile devices. El...
12:07 pm -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Samsung begins testing Samsung Pay in Korea
Samsung's Apple Pay competitor is almost ready for primetime -- but first, it's going through a bit of testing. The company announced that it's begun a Samsung Pay trial for select owners of the Galax...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Oculus buys VR hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces
It's pretty easy to see why Oculus VR wanted to scoop up this company: Pebbles Interfaces specializes in technology that detects hand movement via "custom optics, sensor systems and algorithms," the O...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Moov unveils a sleeker wearable that tracks your precise motion
Moov made a name for itself last year with its first fitness wearable, which did a whole lot more than count your steps: It actually tracked your body's movement in three dimensions and used that data...
10:40 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Touring the Turing, a wonderfully weird encrypted smartphone
You'd think a company that takes security as seriously as Turing Robotics does wouldn't paint its first smartphones purple, red, gold or blue, but you'd have it pegged wrong. For a freshman effort, CE...
10:35 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget BBC faces tough questions in UK government Charter Review
Every ten years, the BBC is given a new Royal Charter which shapes its work as a public service broadcaster. The current Charter runs until the end of 2016 and in preparation, the government has publi...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget These 'Minecraft' worlds will teach you about UK geology
One of the reasons Minecraft is so popular is that it gives players a blank slate on which to build whatever creations their imaginations can conceive. This level of freedom has led to entire cities a...
10:24 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget HBO Now hits Android devices, coming soon to Chromecast and Fire TV
After HBO Now was announced for Apple devices earlier this year, the network promised to bring it to the Android faithful this summer. Well, the time has come. If you own an Android phone or tablet (i...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Google will finally add iPhone-like visual voicemail to Android
Android users on select networks will soon get native "visual voicemail," a feature that iPhone users have enjoyed since forever. In case you're wondering, that's a way of checking and deleting voice ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Clinton, Uber and the political impact of the 'gig economy'
On Monday afternoon, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave a speech laying out her economic vision. In it, she states that "many Americans are making extra money renting out a small room, design...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Microsoft launches cloud version of child porn detector
Microsoft has launched a cloud version of PhotoDNA, its free technology designed to detect images depicting child sexual abuse, giving more services and websites the chance to use it. PhotoDNA has bee...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi has a crazy slim 4K TV with pro-level colors
Xiaomi builds various products that have nothing to do with smartphones, and today it revealed two more: a 9.9mm thick 4K TV and a smart water purifier, of all things. So who cares about a 48-inch TV ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: A haunting 3D heart, dino robot bellhop and more
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09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Buying a Slingbox finally gets you free TV streaming apps
As handy as a Slingbox can be for watching TV away from home, it's not as good a deal as it sounds. You usually have to shell out another $15 or more just to get the Slingplayer streaming app for your...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Misfit Link offers activity tracking and more in a $20 wearable
Misfit's Flash activity tracker was already useful for handling stuff other than tallying your sleep and exercise stats. The wearable could already complete automated IF tasks and control connected te...
08:55 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Marshall's 'London' is a smartphone for music lovers
For a long time, Marshall's bread and butter was guitar amps. Then came headphones and Bluetooth speakers (via its partnership with Zound, makers of Urbanears) -- a fairly fitting diversification. Tod...
08:32 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget GPS gets a satellite launch for its 20th birthday
GPS was declared fully operational two decades ago, and what better way to celebrate your 20th birthday than with a rockin' party satellite launch. The US Air Force's Space Command (probably) toasted ...
07:58 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Mario and Sonic look absolutely stunning in Unreal Engine 4
Unreal Engine 4 has shown us what the next generation of video games can look like: large, realistic and mind-bogglingly gorgeous. Frankly, its tech demos are breathtaking -- technical marvels that sh...
06:58 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Jolla hooks up with Indian phonemaker, launches Sailfish 2.0
Jolla's Sailfish OS had a rocky start, but now it's found its first licensing partner: India's second largest phonemaker, Intex Technologies. It's even developing a regional mobile ecosystem called Sa...
05:58 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Intel delays next-gen chips as Moore's law begins to crack
Intel says it's next-gen "Skylake" will be delayed by six months, marking the second time in a row it hasn't released a CPU on a two-year "Moore's Law" cycle. That continues a trend, as last year's 14...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Ofcom invites suggestions on how to handle BT and Openreach
When Ofcom announced its new "Strategic Review of Digital Communications," the last of which forced BT to create Openreach, Sky and TalkTalk immediately came forward calling for both businesses to be ...
04:34 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Europe's investigating Qualcomm's mobile chip dominance
While Qualcomm enjoys a healthy hold over the mobile chip industry, regulators are wondering whether the US company has achieved its dominance in a fair manner. The company has already paid $975 milli...
04:08 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget California orders Uber to pay a $7.3 million fine
Uber can't leave its troubles at the door, so to speak, not when it's facing an issue in its own home. The California Public Utilities Commission has slapped the ride-sharing company with a $7.3 milli...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget HTC reaches past China, brings the tweaked One M9 to Europe
Remember when HTC released a shiny new flagship, and then kinda-sorta outdid itself by releasing a much cooler version just a month later? At the time, CEO Cher Wang said the company had no plans to b...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget HTC reaches past Asia, brings the tweaked One M9 to Europe
Remember when HTC released a shiny new flagship, and then kinda-sorta outdid itself by releasing a much cooler version just a month later? At the time, CEO Cher Wang said the company had no plans to b...
01:31 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Company plans to turn NYC's trash cans into WiFi hotspots
NYC agreed to convert old payphones into hotspots back in 2014, and now a Massachusetts company called BigBelly wants to add connectivity to its smart trash cans, as well. BigBelly has applied for a g...
12:30 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Panasonic outs the Lumix FZ300, a superzoom 4K camera
In case that GX8 flagship mirrorless camera is too much for you, Panasonic has prepared another announcement for today. Enter the Lumix FZ300, a feature-packed superzoom that can do many things. The m...
12:30 am -04 - Thu, July 16, 2015
Engadget Panasonic's Lumix GX8 is a sleek and compact flagship camera
Only two months after introducing the G7 Micro Four Thirds camera, Panasonic is now expanding its compact line with the Lumix GX8. The new shooter, which is dustproof and splashproof, features a 20.3-...
10:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Tesla gets ready for its 'Gigafactory' by tripling its Nevada land
Tesla's battery-focused "Gigafactory" isn't even finished yet, but that isn't stopping the electric car maker from expanding its plant's territory. The company just confirmed that it has nearly triple...
09:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Facebook wants you to shop inside its store pages
Here's a mystery: if Facebook is bending over backwards to give stores more power, why can't you shop those stores? Facebook doesn't think that makes sense, either. Accordingly, the social network tel...
09:12 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Philips' Hue lights sync up with an Xbox One game
You can get Philips' Hue lights to change color when you're watching movies, so it only makes sense that they should also put on a show when you're playing games, right? Frima certainly thinks so. The...
08:27 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget This 50-million-year-old worm sperm is a scientific treasure
Scientists in Antarctica have come across one of the rarest specimens on record: ancient, fossilized worm sperm. "Because sperm cells are so short-lived and fragile, they are vanishingly rare in the f...
07:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Twitter's new dashboard simplifies your account security
Twitter unveiled a new data dashboard for users on Wednesday. Its aim: to make managing privacy and security settings across all your devices much easier. The controls, which are accessible at Twitter...
07:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Lexus' hoverboard 'is like floating on a cushion of air'
The Lexus hoverboard is real, folks. It's not computer-generated imagery you're looking at, and it's not smoke and mirrors. In fact, what looks a lot like smoke emanating from below the Japanese luxur...
07:06 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Join us for Engadget Live in Boston this Friday!
We're kicking off our Engadget Live series this Friday, July 17th in one of our favorite cities; Boston! At 7PM, we're taking over the Royale Nightclub on Tremont Street where we'll bring together gad...
06:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget 'Goat Simulator' headbutting its way to PS4 and PS3 August 11th
Your wildest caprine fantasies are about to come true, PlayStation owners. How's that? On August 11th, Goat Simulator hits PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. From the sounds of it all the irreverence fr...
06:04 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget '3D' white graphene could revolutionize gadget cooling
Graphene seems to be the new millennium's wonder material: it can be used to build more powerful processors, more efficient solar cells, better sounding headphones and, apparently, can even be deep-fr...
05:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Emailing your members of Congress just got much easier
It's supposed to be easier to email Congresspeople than it is to pick up the phone, but that's not always how it works in practice. Just ask anyone who has navigated convoluted web forms just to voice...
05:25 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: A special tribute to Nintendo's Satoru Iwata
Above all, video games are meant to just be one thing: Fun for everyone.- Satoru Iwata, 1959-2015The gaming industry mourned the passing of Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata this week, sharing h...
04:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Yik Yak now allows anonymous photo sharing, just not selfies
Yik Yak announced today that it will now allow users to post photos to the anonymous messaging app -- just so long as they don't include human faces. That means you'll be able to share photos of your ...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Research study tests if smartphones can diagnose depression
Clinical depression is the kind of ailment that can sneak up on you, ruin your attitude, destroy motivation and lead to a multitude of other mental health issues. It can be managed if you're aware of ...
04:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Netflix: New season of 'OITNB' spurred a record amount of streaming
Netflix is flying high enough to need a 7-for-1 stock split, but now it's competing in a world where Showtime and HBO offer streaming video over the internet too. That makes today's earnings results (...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget NASA's latest image of Pluto reveals icy mountains
A day after we caught a glimpse of the best photo we've seen yet of Pluto, NASA has released an even closer shot of the dwarf planet: Behold the image above. In a press conference today, the team behi...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget VR exhibit sheds light on immigrants chasing the American Dream
Immigration is a sensitive topic in the US, due to the millions of people living here without legal status. It's known to spark heated debates throughout the country, with politicians, human rights ac...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Darkode cybercrime forum seized as police arrest 28 members
In a coordinated takedown, law enforcement agents around the world have teamed up to shut down the well-known cybercrime forum Darkode, pursuing 70 of its members and associates resulting in 28 arrest...
03:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Neil Young says his music is too good for streaming services
Neil Young's been touting the merits of high-resolution audio for some time now, and he's had enough of streaming services' quality. The singer is pulling his music from those subscription-based libra...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Smart camera warns you when guns enter your home
Anxious that you might face an armed home invasion, or that your kids might find the key to the gun cabinet? NanoWatt Design thinks it has a way to give you that crucial early warning. Its crowdfunded...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Seven of the world's weirdest green vehicles
By Cat DiStasioGreen transportation is advancing by leaps and bounds. In just the past few months, we've seen a solar-powered airplane complete historic flights, self-driving vehicles hit the streets ...
01:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget 'The Last Starfighter' is getting a TV series with VR scenes
The Last Starfighter tested the limits of early computer-generated movie graphics, and it's about to explore uncharted waters once again. Original writer Jonathan Betuel is developing The Starfighter ...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Pew: if you use Facebook or Twitter, you probably get news there
Do you read news on Facebook instead of a dedicated site, or catch breaking stories on Twitter instead of TV? You're not alone. Pew's latest study shows that 63 percent of American Facebook and Twitte...
01:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Netflix is totally cool with Charter buying Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications has Netflix's support for its $55 billion proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable after promising the streaming service settlement-free "peering" through 2018. Peering, accord...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Google Fiber joins the White House's low-income broadband efforts
Google Fiber has a few inroads into less fortunate homes, such as its not-quite-free 5Mbps service, but it's still largely aimed at more affluent households. That's going to change very shortly, howev...
12:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft has a TwinsOrNot app for Windows Phone devices
Microsoft's been big on facial recognition lately. After promising that the technology can be used as a log-in option for Windows 10, it launched a website that guesses your age based on your features...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Your passport to love
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11:40 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Sonos' limited-edition Play:1 has a design that's meant to blend in
Following its collaboration with Blue Note Records, Sonos has a new pair of limited-edition Play:1 speakers. The Play:1 Tone takes the same great audio quality we've experienced from the gear and drap...
11:28 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Apple's iPod Touch gets the same chip as the iPhone 6
The iPod may not be Apple's golden goose anymore, hell, it's not even an option on the company's site anymore, but that doesn't mean that the firm is ignoring it. The company is giving the iPods a sea...
11:28 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Apple's iPod touch gets the same chip as the iPhone 6 (update: tests)
The iPod may not be Apple's golden goose anymore, hell, it's not even an option on the company's site anymore, but that doesn't mean that the firm is ignoring it. The company is giving the iPods a sea...
11:23 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Now UK beta is now open to everyone
Until now, only a select few Brits have been invited to try out Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service. That changes today, however, as Sony has now opened up the beta trial to anyone wanting t...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Meet the faces of Japan's first robot-staffed hotel
Japan's first robot-staffed hotel opens this week and we just got the full tour. While the main attraction may be the bordering-on-human receptionist (left) and the English-speaking dinosaur (er, righ...
10:24 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Former Reddit CEO says the site's about to be purged
Steve Huffman's going to reveal Reddit's new content policy tomorrow, but one of his predecessors is promising that it'll be a "purge." Yishan Wong, who ran the site between 2012 - 2014 and has spoken...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Polar's new Loop activity tracker sends stats to more apps
If you've been mourning the demise of Nike's Fuelband and want a bare-bones activity tracker, then Polar's got your back. The fitness company is launching a second-generation Loop that retains much of...
09:38 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Amazon confirms Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' is its first original movie
After being rumored for months, Amazon just confirmed that it's producing Spike Lee's Chi-Raq as its first original film. It's even going to get a theatrical run, giving it a shot at Oscar considerati...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft bets on Facebook for Windows 10 apps
Microsoft and Facebook have always been strange bedfellows, but Windows 10 will fully embrace the social app. Redmond's new SDK tool will help developers create universal apps with Facebook integratio...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Virgin Media ups XL TV price by 3 for Champions League footy
When BT finally announced how much it would charge customers to access its new European football channel, Virgin Media remained quiet on whether those overheads would be passed onto customers. The cab...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Pot breathalyzer, VR for pharaoh's tomb and more
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08:35 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Macabre indie puzzler 'Year Walk' coming to Wii U this year
While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One get most of the attention when it comes to indie games, Nintendo's Wii U has quietly built a solid stable of them as well. The latest? Creepy puzzler Year Walk fro...
08:15 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Freesat's latest set-top box can store up to 2TB of TV
While there are plenty of TVs available with built-in Freesat, the satellite-based alternative to Freeview, set-top boxes aren't going anywhere soon. Freesat and hardware partner Humax haven't release...
08:06 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Rare Enigma machine sells for $233,000
An unnamed buyer has purchased an ultra-rare three-rotor German Enigma machine for the better part of $233,000. It was sold by an equally-secretive "European museum foundation" by the auctioneers Soth...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Gett tweaks its UK taxi app to help visually-impaired users
Thanks to smartphone apps, hailing a taxi no longer requires memorising the phone number of the local cab company or gesturing at a passing driver in the street. However, none of these options are par...
07:42 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget London's getting another 51 all-electric buses
London's public transport is already going green, but there's still a lot of work to do before all of the city's buses are switched over to renewable energy sources. Just two weeks after mayor Boris J...
07:03 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Epic Games is the latest hacking victim
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05:25 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy A8 is its thinnest phone yet
Samsung has quietly launched its slimmest smartphone ever in China. The Galaxy A8 isn't a spec-monster, but it's certainly a design feat for a company that gets criticized a lot on that front. The all...
04:19 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget These are the Amazon UK 'Prime Day' deals you should know about
Ready for some deals? Today is Amazon's so-called "Prime Day," an exclusive 24-hour promotion for people that have signed up to Prime. Yes, it's a marketing gimmick, but if you're already paying for t...
04:03 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Uber settles with family of child killed by one of its drivers
Uber has worked out a tentative settlement with the family that filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company for the death of a six-year-old girl named Sofia Liu. Sofia, her mother and younger b...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget HTC brings four more wallet-friendly Desire phones to the US
If you haven't seen of HTC's wallet-friendly Desire phones in the wild, you probably will soon -- they've been doing great for the ailing smartphone maker overseas and they're picking up steam on our ...
01:30 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Ultrasound technology captures life-like heart images
Traditional ultrasound allows doctors to see patients' hearts, but those photos are nowhere as detailed as they would like. Now, GE Healthcare has developed advanced software called "cSound" for its n...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, July 15, 2015
Engadget Logitech's first Logi iPad cases are all about tough corners
You might have heard that Logitech is rebranding itself with the hipper, more with it, Logi moniker. Now we've got the first official Logi products: iPad cases! The company's new "Blok" lineup of case...
11:56 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Google Drive can stop others from grabbing your files
Google Drive is built around collaboration. And that's great! However, you probably don't want to give collaborators unfettered access to everything -- what if someone makes off with a sensitive repor...
10:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Skype for Android takes the hassle out of signing back in
It might be safe to stay signed in to Skype these days, but that doesn't mean you want to. Do you really want a video call from your parents when you're out on the town? If not, you'll be glad to hear...
09:43 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget PBS explains the magical math behind 'No Man's Sky'
No Man's Sky is impressive. It's a mind-bogglingly massive game and from what we've seen, it's pretty to boot. But enough about that -- let's talk about math. Specifically, the math that makes this ga...
08:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget NASA probe phones home from beyond Pluto (update)
New Horizons has already sent back one of the clearest, closest photos of Pluto ever, but it has more in store for NASA and all space lovers. The agency is waiting to hear back from the probe by aroun...
08:07 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget 'Dead Island 2' needs a new developer
Dead Island 2 is dead. For now at least. Publisher Deep Silver sent out an update today announcing that it's no longer working with the open-world zombie-massacre/absurd-weapon-crafting simulator sequ...
07:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Video series gives you a rare peek into Google's world
As open as Google is about its plans, it doesn't say much about what it's like to actually work there. Just what are those engineers doing every day? Googlers Nat and Lo might just answer that for you...
07:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Meet Hive's gorgeous new thermostat and smart home devices
Google's Nest, Honeywell, Netatmo, Tado and others have made heating our abodes that bit simpler, but a smart thermostat does not a smart home make. British Gas' Hive launched its take on the smart th...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Connected cattle: how health trackers could change the beef industry
If you've ever road tripped across the United States, you've probably seen one: a feedlot, populated by hundreds (if not thousands) of cows. These animals are the lifeblood of the American beef indust...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Fly over a giant 'Warcraft' city in a 360-degree video
Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie doesn't hit theaters for another year, but that isn't stopping Legendary Pictures from giving you a first-hand look at the cinematic version of Azeroth. The studio has rel...
05:43 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Reddit to host AMA about its policy on offensive posts
Reddit has been a bit of a mess lately. With the firing of a popular employee Victoria Taylor, unpaid moderators shutting down subreddits, and interim CEO Ellen Pao "leaving" and being replaced by co-...
05:27 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Commodore returns as a 5.5-inch, nostalgia-powered smartphone
It hasn't been a legitimate name in computing for over 20 years, but somehow the Commodore brand always manages to find a way back into our lives. In 2004, it came back as a simple TV-Game joystick. I...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Google's Eddystone serves up location-based info via Bluetooth beacons
Using low-energy Bluetooth beacons to serve up location-based info to customers isn't a new development. We've seen more than a few implementations of Apple's iBeacon tech. Google has a new project th...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Television Academy replaces DVDs with Chromecasts for Emmy voting
Emmy voters won't have to worry about keeping up with the remote for their DVD players for much longer. The Television Academy is teaming up with Google to replace the truckload of physical media sent...
04:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Twitter rethinks its war against developers
For the past three years, Twitter has sent third-party developers not-so-subtle clues that they're unwanted -- its programming rules arbitrarily limit the success of unofficial apps, such as their aud...
04:08 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget ZTE thinks its Axon is the unlocked flagship America deserves
"It's designed in the US, for the US."That's not the sort of bluster you'd normally hear from Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE's American division, but he proffered it several times during a pre-show pow-wow t...
04:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Comcast tests streaming games to your cable box
Not happy with simply launching its Stream video service this week, Comcast announced the start of a beta test for Xfinity Games. A partnership with Electronic Arts (confirming Reuters rumor from last...
03:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Google's hidden data reveals details of 'right to be forgotten' requests
The Internet is unforgiving. Web search engines like Google neatly index the most embarrassing moments, traumatic histories and criminal activities. In May last year, the European Court of Justice ask...
03:20 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Now is a tech miracle, but it's no Netflix for games
Sony wants you to want PS Now, its Netflix-like game-streaming service. The problem is, the company doesn't seem to know how to build that desire. Though the recent app relaunch has seen the service's...
03:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget 'Metal Gear' creator's name deleted from 'Phantom Pain' box
Hideo Kojima revolutionized the stealth video game genre in 1987 with the release of the original Metal Gear, published by Konami. Under Kojima's leadership, the Metal Gear franchise exploded in popul...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Adonit's Jot Touch and Jot Script 2 make a strong case for the stylus
I've never been a big fan of the stylus. Sure, I don't really have a choice when I'm using Wacom's Cintiq pen displays, but other than that, I don't care much for styli. Adonit has a pair of them -- t...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Neil deGrasse Tyson and friends gush over today's Pluto flyby
At around 7:50AM Eastern this morning, NASA's New Horizons probe reached its closest point to Pluto, around 7,750 miles away, where it unleashed its full array of equipment to give us our best look ye...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget TiVo's iOS app now sends video to your Apple TV
Have one of TiVo's DVRs in the living room, but would rather not get another one of its devices just to watch recordings in the basement? If you use Apple devices at home, you no longer have to. TiVo ...
01:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget The 1989 Batmobile and Batsuit are coming to 'Arkham Knight'
Yeah, you heard that right. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original movie's theatrical release, the one directed by Tim Burton, Rocksteady Studios is releasing Michael Keaton's 1989 Batsuit ...
12:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Sprint's home-delivery service heads to four more cities
Back in April, Sprint introduced Direct 2 You, a program that brings the phone-buying process right to your home. Since then, the service has launched in multiple places across the US, including Kansa...
12:26 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Google reopens Map Maker edits in August with your help
Google put Map Maker editing on ice in May after digital vandals got away with some rogue changes, but it's finally ready to get things back on track... if you're willing to pitch in. The internet gia...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Lumos helmet keeps cyclists safe with automatic brake lights
For cyclists, the road can be a nasty place to be at night, so we're all for technologies that can help draw drivers' attention in order to reduce the number of accidents. The latest of such attempt i...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget WiFi devices will soon talk to each other before they connect
WiFi-equipped gadgets don't really say anything to each other before they connect, which limits what they can do -- you can't use them as Bluetooth-like smart beacons, or quickly find who's sharing ph...
11:24 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile's latest family plan gives everyone 10GB of full-speed data
You knew T-Mobile wasn't going to let Sprint's sweet family plan go unanswered, didn't you? Sure enough, the magenta network has trotted out an upgraded Simple Choice family plan that gives two people...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a 3DR IRIS courtesy of InterDrone!
Drones are here to stay, so if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. InterDrone, the International Drone Conference and Exposition is coming up in September in Las Vegas and it will be the ultimate one stop s...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Action camera shootout: Which GoPro is best for you?
Last week, GoPro announced the Hero4 Session, a small, square camera that doesn't need a waterproof housing. The diminutive size and simple controls (one press turns it on and starts it recording) gav...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget From YouTube fame to game developer: A chat with CaptainSparklez
It's a strange day when a YouTube star named CaptainSparklez gets bigger billing in a headline than the co-founder of Activision, but here we are.YouTube phenom CaptainSparklez, whose real name is Jor...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget YouTube fame to game developer: A chat with CaptainSparklez
It's a strange day when a YouTube star named CaptainSparklez gets bigger billing in a headline than the co-founder of Activision, but here we are.YouTube phenom CaptainSparklez, whose real name is Jor...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: 'Dark Souls' gets creepy with 'Limbo'-like mod
The Dark Souls series might not be the game for those folks who lack patience, but what you see up above is something just about anyone can appreciate. Reddit user CystisomaMagna was fooling around wi...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Large Hadron Collider finds a new 'pentaquark' particle
It didn't take long for the rejuvenated Large Hadron Collider to push the boundaries of science once more. The LHCb experiment team has discovered the existence of "pentaquarks," or subatomic particle...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Surprise volcanoes, jetpacks and new Nike shoes
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08:20 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Emailing yourself? Google Inbox suggests saving reminders instead
Google's Inbox app can become a powerful productivity tool if you get the hang of its numerous features. One of its latest offerings, for instance, makes sure you know you can save reminders within th...
07:40 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: NASA previews best Pluto image yet
Anxious to see the best images of Pluto ever? NASA is set to release high res photos soon, but in the meantime, the space agency has posted a "love note back to Earth" with a low-res Instagram image. ...
07:40 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: NASA previews best Pluto image yet (updated)
Anxious to see the closest shot of Pluto ever? NASA is set to release high res photos soon, but in the meantime, the space agency has posted a "love note back to Earth" with a low-res Instagram image....
07:40 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: NASA unveils best Pluto image yet (updated)
Anxious to see the closest shot of Pluto ever? NASA is set to release high res photos soon, but in the meantime, the space agency has posted a "love note back to Earth" with a low-res Instagram image....
07:15 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Reddit's chief engineer quits after losing faith in site's direction
Reddit's VP of Engineering Bethanye Blount has quit after just two months on the job, telling Re/Code that she lost confidence in its new direction. "There are some very aggressive implied promises be...
06:13 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Firefox now blocks Flash automatically
Flash is the Justin Bieber of browser plugins: it's everywhere, it does nothing useful and every time you see it you want to smash a window. Yesterday, Facebook's head of security publicly opined that...
05:40 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget BBC iPlayer Radio app will soon let you download shows
One of the reasons why podcasts are so popular is because, unlike live radio, you can download episodes and listen to them when you don't have a connection. The BBC has long understood their popularit...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget UK might ban social media to combat the specter of ISIS
British Prime Minister David Cameron's administration is considering legislation that would ban the use of encrypted apps like Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and iMessage unless the services included go...
04:35 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Barclays will support Apple Pay in the UK, eventually
When Apple Pay was first announced for the UK, one bank was noticeably absent from its list of launch partners: Barclays. It was a strange omission, given it's one of the most popular in Britain and A...
03:56 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Toyota takes orders for its hydrogen-fueled Mirai on July 20th
If you're fortunate enough to live in one of the California burgs where Toyota will deliver the Mirai this October, you now know just when and where you can pull the trigger. Toyota says that it'll st...
02:51 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Real Virtuality shows us what multiplayer VR might look like
2016 is shaping up to be the year the world gets virtual -- with immersive head-mounted displays coming from the likes of Facebook, Sony, HTC (and Valve) and Microsoft--but so far we've mostly seen in...
01:45 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget How to join NASA's festivities as New Horizons flies by Pluto
In a few hours, at 7:49 AM Eastern time, the New Horizons probe will fly 7,750 miles above the surface of Pluto, something no other spacecraft has accomplished before. Unfortunately, we can't fly with...
12:40 am -04 - Tue, July 14, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay goes live in the UK: Here's how to use it
It's been a while coming, but Apple Pay is now live in the UK. If you own an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, or an Apple Watch connected to an older iPhone, you now have the option of paying for purchases without c...
11:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Canadian company is developing a 'breathalyzer for pot'
With cannabis now legal in some form or another in nearly half of the US, states and private companies alike are scrambling for a means of adapting DUI legislation to weed. To that end, Vancouver-base...
10:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Former Reddit CEO says Ellen Pao was a scapegoat
Many Reddit fans were quick to blame recently departed CEO Ellen Pao for firing communication director Victoria Taylor and prompting a widescale revolt. However, it now looks like Pao might have been ...
09:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Facebook testing its own virtual assistant, 'Moneypenny'
It sounds like Siri, Cortana and the entity known only as Google Now could get some competition. Facebook is launching a virtual assistant of its own, according to The Information, and James Bond fans...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Authors call on the US to investigate Amazon's book business
Just because Apple is on the hook for allegedly anti-competitive book sales doesn't mean that Amazon is above reproach. As promised, groups representing both authors and booksellers are calling on the...
07:57 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Facebook security lead wants Adobe to say when it's killing Flash
To put it mildly, Adobe's Flash plugin has fallen from grace in recent years. BlackBerry, Google and other companies once thought it was crucial to the web, but you'll now find many of these outfits g...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Walmart counters Amazon's 'Prime Day' with its own sale
Walmart wasn't about to let Amazon have all the fun. Not long after the online retailer announced its Prime Day sale, which is said to offer more deals than Black Friday, Walmart is saying that it wil...
06:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's 84-inch pen display isn't going to ship on time
Looking forward to refreshing your office's aging teleconference system with Microsoft's 84-inch 4K collaborative pen display? You'll have to wait: the company just announced that its $20,000 Surface ...
05:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Hillary Clinton isn't a fan of Uber-style contracted workers
Like it or not, the hiring practices of on-demand internet companies just became an election issue. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has outlined her economic policies, and it's clear that she's...
05:35 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget NYT: Uber loses bid for Nokia Here's maps to German automakers
It looks like Uber has been shut out of the purchase of Nokia's mapping service Here by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. According to the New York Times, Uber is out of the running to purchase the mapping...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Deleting Google Photos won't stop your phone from uploading pictures
Google Photos is pretty amazing. Not only does it offer free, unlimited back-up space for your photos and memories, it also automatically creates collages, slide-shows and movies from your uploaded li...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Ex Machina', 'Bojack Horseman', 'God of War III'
This week it's discs vs. streaming, as the summer TV schedule is in full swing. On Blu-ray the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina arrives (as the first release with DTS:X surround sound), along with It Follow...
04:49 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Commuting with the fun, stylish and expensive Bolt e-bike
The Bolt looks sort of like a motorcycle, but it's really more like a BMX bike with an electric motor bolted to it. The startup's electric bike doesn't try to compete with motorcycle maker Zero or sco...
04:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Ex-'Assassin's Creed' lead joins EA to build 'Star Wars'
As a producer at Ubisoft and founder of Ubisoft Toronto, Jade Raymond had a hand in creating some of the most notable AAA experiences of our time, including Assassin's Creed II and Watch Dogs. She lef...
03:57 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Trees with email addresses get into strange conversations
Think you get into some oddball email threads with your coworkers? That's nothing next to what's happening in Melbourne, Australia's green spaces. The city gave email addresses to trees in 2013 to hel...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget A closer look at Sony's first crowdfunded products
It could be the start of a new Sony -- a company that's trying to recalibrate its new product compass by throwing nascent ideas and projects to the public... and asking for money. Perhaps Sony's most ...
03:05 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Researchers battle a deadly lung problem with meds, computer models
It doesn't take a whole lot to stop the tiny air sacs in your lungs from doing their jobs -- trauma, a nasty case of pneumonia or sepsis could lead to what's called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome...
02:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Comcast's 2Gbps internet costs you up to $299 per month
Are you determined to trump your Google Fiber-toting friends by signing up for Comcast's 2Gbps Gigabit Pro service? You'd better have deep pockets. The telecom has revealed pricing for its multi-gigab...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Pebble's Time Steel smartwatch ships to backers at month's end
While Pebble Time on its way to backers and available for pre-order, the company's metal-clad smartwatch is also scheduled to arrive soon. Via Kickstarter update, Pebble announced that production of t...
02:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget A sleek, Star Wars-inspired music box
That's no moon -- it's the MusicMachine 3, a state-of-the-art music box from designer Maximilian Busser, largely inspired by the TIE Fighter from Star Wars. It doesn't hook up to your iPhone, it can't...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Nike designed a sneaker for people with disabilities
Whether it be in clothing or footwear products, Nike is known for never being afraid to experiment with new technologies. The latest example is the company's new Zoom Soldier 8, a gorgeous shoe that w...
01:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Sonar-mapping ship looks for baby lobsters, finds dead volcanoes
You never know what you might find when you're looking for lobster larvae. Iain Suthers, a marine biologist at the University of New South Wales, recently led a team of 28 scientists on board Australi...
01:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Microsoft is putting the Surface in more stores
Microsoft announced today that it is expanding the distribution channels for its Surface tablet line ahead of the upcoming Windows 10 global rollout. The Surface is currently sold through "a couple hu...
12:43 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Spotify map compiles playlists from musical tastes around the world
If you're curious what kind of music folks in other parts of the world are listening to, Spotify now offers a handy tool that compiles just that. The streaming service gathers info from popular tracks...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Sonos upgrade gives you Google radio and better-sounding speakers
If you regularly rely on Sonos gear to kick out the jams, today's a big day. Sonos is rolling out its promised controller update, and it's offering more improvements than you might have expected a cou...
11:54 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Samsung explores measuring body fat through your phone
You can already measure your heart rate and step counts on your smartphone, but Samsung thinks it can kick things up a notch. One of the company's recently published patent applications would use elec...
11:28 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Hayao Miyazaki is back -- with a 3D CG short
Here's some bittersweet news for fans of Studio Ghibli's animation genius Hayao Miyazaki: He's back in the directing chair! But, it's for a 3D CG short, not a traditional animated feature, Variety rep...
11:01 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Microsoft is turning Windows 10's launch into a global upgrade party
With Windows 10's July 29 launch just a few weeks away, Microsoft is offering up more details on how it'll celebrate the birth of its new baby. And one thing is clear: This is a far bigger deal than w...
10:39 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Hacking Team boss thinks that he runs 'the good guys'
The CEO of Hacking Team has come out to defend his firm's behavior after a hack exposed the company's dirty laundry for all to see. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa, David Vincenzetti ...
09:53 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Man 3D prints dart gun to protest weapon blueprint law
In the wake of recent shootings, many Americans think the US needs at least slightly stricter gun laws. However, when it comes to 3D-printed weapons, one maker begs to differ. Peter Alaric built a 3D-...
08:45 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Acer feels the pain of the PC's decline
Analysts believe that the PC has had its day in the sun, and now, we've got another shred of proof to toss into the dossier. Acer, the world's fifth-largest PC maker, has revealed that its revenues fe...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Android Wear reportedly getting watch-to-watch sharing features
Google is launching brand new watch-to-watch communication features for Android Wear that are not unlike those on Apple's Watch, according to Phandroid. Users will reportedly be able to send each othe...
05:35 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Hacking Team helped Italian police to hijack internet addresses
The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is used to route traffic across the Internet and it's a pretty old, creaky protocol that's open to abuse. Back in August 2014, an Italian web hosting company faked o...
04:35 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget 'Very British Problems' Twitter feed gets a TV show
If you grew up in Britain, you've probably picked up a few odd societal quirks. Passive aggressive remarks, an inability to deal with extreme weather and an addiction to tea, for instance. For years, ...
03:38 am -04 - Mon, July 13, 2015
Engadget Spotify account leads cops to alleged child abductors
Authorities tracked down two children in Mexico thanks to their alleged abductors' Spotify habit, according to the Coloradoan. The 4- and 6-year-old girls were reportedly taken from Colorado by Peter ...
11:51 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Here's your closest look yet at Pluto's largest moon, Charon
Sure, Pluto may be hogging the spotlight (if deservedly so), but what about its largest moon, Charon? Don't worry, NASA hasn't forgotten about checking in on this celestial neighbor. The New Horizons ...
11:04 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Comcast launches its own cable-free TV with Stream
The latest (and most interesting) entrant to the cord-cutting TV wars is here: Comcast. Tonight the company announced Stream, a service that delivers TV exclusively over the internet (Correction: it i...
10:40 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Test run paves the way for over-the-air 4K TV
You may not have to pony up for a streaming video service (or any service, for that matter) to get 4K video on your TV in the future. GatesAir, LG and Zenith have started field-testing Futurecast, a s...
09:26 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Scientists turn to crowdfunding to safeguard black rhino DNA
Crowdfunding isn't just useful for getting clever inventions off the ground... it could also save an endangered species from fading into oblivion. Scientists have successfully funded a project that wi...
08:03 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata dies
It's a sad, sad day in the video game world. Nintendo reports that President Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55 due to a bile duct tumor. The executive had been forced to skip E3 2014 due to healt...
07:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Ditching RAM may lead to low-cost supercomputers
Many servers, supercomputers and other monster systems thrive on high-speed RAM to keep things running smoothly, but this memory is wildly expensive -- and that limits not just the number of nodes in ...
05:56 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Microsoft wants you to teach computers how to learn
As clever as learning computers may be, they only have as much potential as their software. What if you don't have the know-how to program one of these smart systems yourself? That's where Microsoft R...
04:23 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Oaxis' health devices track your water, weight and workouts
You may not have heard of Oaxis, but it's determined to get on your radar if you're a health maven. The young firm is crowdfunding a Wellness Suite that includes not just the obligatory fitness bands ...
02:55 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget ASUS' slim and sharp ZenPad S tablet arrives in the US
Looks like you didn't have to wait long for ASUS' ZenPad S 8.0 to show up in the US -- Best Buy is now selling the 8-inch Android 5.1 slate for an easy-to-swallow $200. While this isn't the highest-en...
01:24 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' will premiere in 70mm film
It's no secret that Quentin Tarantino prefers film over digital, and he's underscoring that point with the planned debut of The Hateful Eight. The director kicked off a San Diego Comic-Con panel with ...
01:24 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' will premiere on 70mm film
It's no secret that Quentin Tarantino prefers film over digital, and he's underscoring that point with the planned debut of The Hateful Eight. The director kicked off a San Diego Comic-Con panel with ...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget 7 games with a Zen state of mind
You've had a long day. Your alarm didn't go off, so you rush to get to work. To make matters worse, you get to your bus just as it's pulling away, so you have to wait 15 minutes for the next one. Then...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Why the Apple Watch is flopping
The Apple Watch, despite years of hype before it was even announced, appears to be flopping after all.It wasn't a good sign when Apple announced shortly before the Watch release that they weren't goin...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: cliffside homes and The Bark Knight
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.What if your car was powered by sunlight? It sounds like a ...
08:31 am -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget White House may find more data breaches following security 'sprint'
When investigators discovered that the US Office of Personnel Management had suffered a massive data breach, the White House kicked off a 30-day cybersecurity "sprint" in hopes of boosting its defense...
05:56 am -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Interconnected rats' brains create organic computer
Scientists have been experimenting with brain-to-brain interfaces for years. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University Medical Center, in particular, has been making strides with his resea...
02:45 am -04 - Sun, July 12, 2015
Engadget Acoustic sensor could help stop human smuggling
A number of smugglers sneak living, breathing humans illegally into a country by hiding them inside trucks, train compartments or shipping containers. It's not easy to detect people behind metal, espe...
11:54 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Disney is closing its first virtual reality attraction
Disney World broke ground in virtual reality when it launched its DisneyQuest "interactive theme park" back in 1998. To say that times have changed would be an understatement, though -- DQ is using pr...
10:38 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Twitch on Android can stream 'Hearthstone' while you play
Twitch loves Android. Following its persistent player that debuted on Google's mobile OS this past April, the game-broadcasting outfit's premiering a pop-out player window on the platform. Once popped...
09:22 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Lawsuit claims MakerBot knowingly sold glitchy 3D printers
If you bought one of MakerBot's fifth-generation 3D printers only to have trouble running it, you're not alone. A recently filed class action lawsuit alleges that MakerBot and its parent company Strat...
08:07 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Solar Impulse delay may end dreams of cross-Atlantic flight in 2015
It's no longer safe to say that the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft will make it around the world before 2015 draws to a close. The crew is now warning that its sun-powered machine won't fly the next leg of ...
06:43 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Apple Music faces scrutiny from the FTC
It's been reported even before Apple launched its Music streaming service that the company's facing antitrust probes in the US. Now, Reuters says the FTC has begun looking into Cupertino's "treatment ...
05:21 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Android gets Google Maps desktop-to-mobile destination info, too
The latest update to Google Maps on Android is one of those things that honestly should have happened a long time ago, but surprisingly didn't until recently: Now you can send destination info directl...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Target attempts to unravel the connected home with new showroom
Target wants you to have a connected home. It even created a showroom called Open House in the middle of San Francisco to help its shoppers figure out how such a home is supposed to work. But a side e...
02:55 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Watch a TV documentary about YouTube at 10PM Eastern
YouTube may be one of the big reasons to ditch conventional TV, but that isn't stopping the National Geographic Channel from putting YouTube on TV. The network is airing Generation YouTube, a document...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Hacking Team's clients are a who's who of despotic regimes
We now know that Hacking Team, a company responsible for building some of the more notorious surveillance software in the world, was also doing business with some of the most notorious regimes in the ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget 3 amazing technologies that could be part of your new smartphone
That little computer you carry around in your pocket is already your camera, navigation device, instant messaging machine, ride-hailing tool and phone. But it's very possible that, in the not-so-dista...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget A collection of man-made 'music' and the machines behind it
As technology became a part of modern life in the 19th century, an increasing amount of scientific study led to breakthroughs in electronic sound engineering -- often as a byproduct of other research....
10:16 am -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Someone made real life 'Splatoon' weapons
Sure, they're basically portable pressure-washer guns but they're still strong enough to knock a grown man on his ass.......
10:16 am -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Someone made real-life 'Splatoon' weapons
Sure, they're basically portable pressure-washer guns but they're still strong enough to knock a grown man on his ass.......
09:30 am -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Science fiction's influence on hip-hop music
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, July 11, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: A creepy mechanical centaur, flying R2-D2 and more
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07:55 am -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Pluto's latest photo shows geologic features
As the New Horizons probe gets closer to Pluto, the pictures its cameras capture also get clearer. Take for example the black-and-white image above: it's no longer just a blob or an extremely blurry c...
02:38 am -04 - Sat, July 11, 2015
Engadget Download eight years' worth of Reddit comments
If you need (almost) every publicly available Reddit comment for any reason -- hey, maybe you're a researcher or maybe you just love data -- then ready your external HDD, because someone bundled 'em a...
11:13 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' preview shows 'nothing's changed'
No, you're not at Comic-Con, but that doesn't mean you have to skip this preview of Star Wars Episode VII. Disney previewed video from The Force Awakens interspersed with behind-the-scenes chatter ton...
10:28 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Amazon previews its 'The Man in the High Castle' series tonight
We already got a look at the pilot episode from Amazon's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle, but now it's time to get ready for the series. At Comic-Con Amazon is presenting the...
09:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Your favorite pigeon-dating simulator hits PS4, Vita in July
Hatoful Boyfriend, the best game about a human dating birds in a creepy post-apocalyptic world, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita on July 21st. The PC version launched on Steam in September to criti...
07:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Microsoft killing its Photosynth 3D panorama apps
For better or worse, tech companies have to do a bit of product housekeeping every now and then. Today's Microsoft's turn to do exactly that. Most notably, the Redmond company announced it will be ret...
06:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Now you can explore Hacking Team's world of selling spyware
Plenty of ink has already been spilled about the Hacking Team's spectacular security meltdown, but why should the press have all the fun? WikiLeaks posted a searchable archive of over a million emails...
05:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Ellen Pao out as Reddit CEO, co-founder Steve Huffman takes over
After an onslaught of user criticism this week, Ellen Pao has just stepped down as interim CEO of Reddit, with co-founder Steve Huffman taking over. It all started last weekend, when Reddit abruptly d...
04:53 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Fling is its version of AirPlay and Google Cast
If you've been hoping for an AirPlay or Cast-like tool to beam content to your Amazon streaming gadgets, you'll soon be in luck. The company revealed its Fling feature this week, a tool that will allo...
04:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Calendar app Sunrise starts integrating with Office 365
Now that it owns Sunrise, the sleek and social calendar app, it makes sense for Microsoft to integrate it with its other productivity tools. That's why Sunrise now plugs directly into Office 365 on iO...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget 'How to gross out coworkers,' or my time with the FitDesk 2.0
It seemed like a good idea at the time. I'd been meaning to lose some weight for a while and all the recent news about how sitting for extended periods of time is terrible for your health convinced me...
03:23 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Senators want the FCC to look into broadband pricing
The net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission back in February permit it to examine cable and broadband pricing to ensure customers are treated fairly. Four Senators are urg...
02:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Here's where you can try on HTC's Vive VR headset this year
If you're eager to try on HTC's Vive VR headset, which blew us away back at Mobile World Congress, you may soon have your chance. HTC just announced a world tour for the Vive, starting this week at Sa...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Shuhei Yoshida on China and why PlayStation can never go Home again
One does not simply get enough of Shuhei Yoshida, the head of Sony PlayStation's Worldwide Studios. So following our nice, long chat with him at E3 (seriously, go read it), we managed to get hold of h...
02:01 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Samsung and Google censor LGBT apps in South Korea
Samsung is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, in the hub of an exceedingly connected country: South Korea boasts the fastest internet connection speed in the world and is second globally in smartpho...
01:40 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget OPM director steps down after hacks affected more than 20 million
In the last year the federal government's Office of Personnel Management has been hit by at least two separate attacks by hackers. The first one that came to light affected the info on some four milli...
01:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Which monitors are worth buying?
With all the work you do, the games you play and the videos you watch, you spend a lot of time staring at your monitor. So why not do your eyes a favor and make sure you get one that's got exactly wha...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget There's no shame in Cristiano Ronaldo's tech-shill game
Cristiano Ronaldo is more than a massive football star. He's also a model, a philanthropist and (because why not?) an entrepreneur. Ronaldo, who plays club soccer in Spain and for the Portugal nationa...
12:28 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Bangalore's police wants people to capture crimes on Periscope
Periscope is already great for showing strangers your lunch and pirating pay-per-view boxing matches, but Bangalore's police force wants the city's citizenry to use it for much more than that. If poli...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget The best water-resistant Bluetooth speakers
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.If you are looking for the best all-around value in a wate...
11:50 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget 430,000 names are hurtling towards Pluto right now
Do you remember what you were doing on the internet back in 2005? No, of course you don't--modern smartphones didn't exist yet, YouTube was just starting out and Facebook was still just an "online col...
11:08 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget DVLA extends licence code lifespan to help Brits hire cars abroad
It's not often that a government department takes on feedback and quickly makes a change to its processes, but fair play to the DVLA, it's just done exactly that. After the agency phased out paper dri...
10:53 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Russia's head of censorship ***** after being censored on ********
An aide to Vladimir Putin has told Russians to leave Facebook after the head of the country's telecommunications regulator was censored by the social network. As the Moscow Times reports, Maxim Ksenso...
10:33 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Vine for iOS updated with HD video uploads
We've adjusted to watching each other's lives six-seconds at a time, but Vine's shareable moments always come across a little ...blurry. Thankfully, the short-video service is fixing that: as of today...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Samsung is building an 11K mobile display that can mimic 3D
While most people are still trying to wrap their heads around 4K displays (and 8K screens aren't that far off), Samsung is setting up an even more ambitious milestone: It wants to build an 11K mobile ...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget NASA satellite shows black hole 'bulls-eye' eruption
NASA said its Swift satellite has imaged some of "the best dust-scattered X-ray ring images ever seen" from a black hole outburst. The V404 Cygni black hole and its companion star, about 8,000 light y...
09:20 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Mollusc-inspired robot will hunt you down one hop at a time
A team of Harvard and UC San Diego scientists believes the perfect robot is neither rigid nor soft -- instead, it's a combination of both. To prove that, the group (led by Michael Tolley from UCSD and...
09:20 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Mollusk-inspired robot will hunt you down one hop at a time
A team of Harvard and UC San Diego scientists believes the perfect robot is neither rigid nor soft -- instead, it's a combination of both. To prove that, the group (led by Michael Tolley from UCSD and...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Medical HoloLens, programmable kids robot and more
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08:04 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Spain's first smartphone maker calls it quits
Geeksphone, the world's first Spanish smartphone maker, has decided to leave the phone business after nearly six years. The company has decided that, after developing six devices, that it has come to ...
07:17 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Uber 'reviews' its own app to justify London surge pricing
Uber often defends its "surge" price increases by explaining capitalism, but it took a new tack after a controversial surge in London. The city was gripped by a tube strike yesterday that brought trai...
06:45 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Disney wins duel with fancy dress shop over starwars.co.uk
After owning the domain name starwars.co.uk for the past ten years, a fancy dress retailer in the UK is being forced to relinquish it to Disney. Costumier Jokers' Masquerade has used the domain to poi...
06:29 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Samsung launching Galaxy Note 5 early to beat Apple
Samsung is believed to be bringing the launch date of the Galaxy Note 5 forward by a few weeks in order to beat Apple to the punch. The Wall Street Journal believes that the Korean company will announ...
05:38 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Flying R2-D2 will grace the skies over Comic-Con
Otto Dieffenbach is famous for crafting drones that look like pop culture icons, and this one is no exception. Just in time for this year's Comic-Con, the self-described creator of "Identifiable Flyin...
05:38 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Flying R2-D2 will grace the skies over this year's Comic-Con
Otto Dieffenbach is famous for crafting drones that look like pop culture icons, and this one is no exception. Just in time for this year's Comic-Con, the self-described creator of "Identifiable Flyin...
05:02 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Music releases move from Monday to Friday in the UK
The weekend is often the perfect time to listen to new music. Maybe you're getting ready for a night on the town, or sitting in the garden soaking up some rare summer sunshine. Whatever your plans, wo...
04:28 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Google uses AI to rid your Gmail inbox of more spam
Spam is always annoying, but it can often be disastrous. Google has now deployed its artificial neural network to stop more of it from arriving in your Gmail inbox, something it hinted at earlier. It'...
04:00 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Sky's latest fibre broadband deal is free for an entire year
Broadband providers typically try to attract new customers by offering attractively low prices for an introductory period. Eventually, the monthly cost of these contracts shoot up to compensate for th...
03:26 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Say hello to NASA's first commercial flight astronauts
NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to work with both SpaceX and Boeing in preparation for commercial spaceflights. It's a major step for both NASA and the US government towards returning space ...
02:31 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget Smartphone 'mode' can speed up devices and lengthen battery life
Phones, tablets and other devices slow down over time, no matter how expensive or cutting edge they were when you bought them. Now, researchers from Hanyang University in Korea claim a technology they...
01:20 am -04 - Fri, July 10, 2015
Engadget NASA's Mars Trek is Google Earth for the red planet
Yes, Google Earth and Street View are great for impromptu armchair traveling. But if you prefer taking a virtual jaunt somewhere literally out of this world, you might want to visit NASA's Mars Trek w...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget NASA observatories back up New Horizons in observing Pluto
NASA's New Horizons is getting more than a little help from its friends -- other observatories and spacecraft, if you want to be technical -- in studying what was once the ninth planet. When it flies ...
10:29 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget 'Battletoads' is getting a Comic-Con exclusive vinyl soundtrack
The rumors circling a Battletoads return came to a head at E3 this year with the announcement of the Rare Replay collection, and Microsoft didn't waste its next tradeshow appearance for a chance to ca...
08:58 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget 'The Talos Principle: Road to Ghenna' promises more robots, philosophy
Haunting. Creative. Beautiful. Intelligent--these are the words we used to describe The Talos Principle and its narrative-driven first-person puzzles. It's a charming, well-written game that gently co...
08:58 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget 'The Talos Principle: Road to Ghenna' promises more robotic philosophy
Haunting. Creative. Beautiful. Intelligent--these are the words we used to describe The Talos Principle and its narrative-driven first-person puzzles. It's a charming, well-written game that gently co...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget The $200 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' bundle might be worth it
Note the operative word, "might," in that headline. It's difficult to quantify a bundle of egregiously nerdy items, but for those with Faith in their hearts, the Mirror's Edge Catalyst Collector's Edi...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Become a mechanical centaur with this wild drill-walker
The best part about the Segway craze is that it's now over. It's time for a ballin' new form of personal transportation like whatever the heck this thing is. Created by fabricator Izzy Swan, this mach...
06:55 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Join us next week for #EngadgetLive Boston!
In just about one week, you can join your fellow gadget enthusiasts in Boston for our very first Engadget Live event of 2015! If you plan to be in town on Friday, July 17th at 7pm, grab your FREE tick...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget How spyware peddler Hacking Team was publicly dismantled
What Hacking Team didSold intrusion and surveillance software to governments and law enforcement around the worldFull-service surveillance suites, including network infection, phishing, on-site traini...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Hackers stole 21.5 million Social Security Numbers in government breach
Last month, the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) learned it was the victim of a massive cyberattack--a breach that compromised personnel data of 4.2 million current and former Federal employees...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget This is the new Zombies mode in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3'
It was known Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 would have a Zombies mode, but Treyarch hadn't revealed any more details beyond that -- up until now, at least. Today, as part of the San Diego Comic-Con festivi...
04:52 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget A first look at iOS 9: Little changes add up to something big
Apple's still pretty new to this whole public beta thing, but that didn't stop it from dropping two consumer previews today. We've already taken a closer look at Apple's latest desktop OS, so it's hig...
04:36 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Yahoo wants you to gamble on fantasy sports
You already use Yahoo Sports to track your fantasy leagues, meticulously crafting winning line-ups each week for the sheer thrill of bragging rights--but what if you want to make it, well, interesting...
03:45 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget You won't buy IBM's 7nm chip, but it's a big deal for computing
While Intel is finally getting its 14-nanometer sized chips out to the public, IBM today announced an even more impressive silicon breakthrough: The production of the first working 7nm chip. It's part...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Google and BlackBerry team up for a secure enterprise Android
BlackBerry and Google are having a total peanut butter and chocolate moment here. The two companies have just announced that they're teaming up to create a more enterprise-ready version of the Android...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: Things get wild in 'Life is Strange' ep. 3
Life is Strange is an emotive sort of time-travel tale, starring angsty teenagers, viral videos and friendships tested again and again. The game stars Max, a high school girl who returns to her hometo...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget iOS 9 public beta is here
If you're eager to get your hands on Apple's latest mobile OS, and you don't mind running unfinished software, you can now snag an iOS 9 public beta for your iPhone and iPad. To refresh, iOS 9 include...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget The iOS 9 public beta is here
If you're eager to get your hands on Apple's latest mobile OS, and you don't mind running unfinished software, you can now snag an iOS 9 public beta for your iPhone and iPad. To refresh, iOS 9 include...
02:24 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Barnes & Noble's Nook store closing outside of the US and UK
It's no secret that Barnes & Noble has struggled to profit from its Nook reading platform. Still, there are people who continue to use and invest in the ecosystem, despite the rise of others inclu...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Antimicrobial silver coatings could be hindering your chemo
Hospitals around the world use a silver coating on their chemotherapy equipment, such as IV catheters, because the noble metal prevents microbial growth. However, it turns out that this germ killing c...
01:45 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget BT goes on the offensive against Sky's pay-TV dominance
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is currently taking a long, hard look at BT and its subsidiary Openreach, which is responsible for managing the company's broadband infrastructure. Ofcom's deciding whether...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget HP won't ship products for almost a week in August
We hope you weren't dead set on getting that shiny new HP laptop in early August. HP is warning partners that it won't ship any orders to customers and resellers between August 1st and August 6th due ...
01:19 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Facebook says it has 'no plans to go into music streaming'
Yesterday, it seemed like Music Ally blew the lid off of Facebook's next big project: a streaming music subscription service the likes of which could rival Spotify or Apple Music. It all seemed to mak...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Apple's public beta of OS X El Capitan arrives today
Just as it did with Mavericks, Apple is going to let the public try a beta version of OS X El Capitan. And that begins today, the Cupertino company has announced. Naturally, Apple wants people to know...
12:47 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Federal law would block FDA reviews on e-cigarettes
No, this is not a repeat from 1964. Congress has blocked a funding bill amendment that would have allowed the FDA to review and approve electronic cigarette brands before they hit market. Republican A...
12:24 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget 'The Iron Giant' returns to theaters this fall with new scenes
If you're still reeling from the disappointment of Tomorrowland, you'll be able to rekindle your faith in director Brad Bird this September when his debut feature returns to cinemas. The Iron Giant: S...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Office for Mac 2016 exits preview, bridges the gap with Windows
The last time a new version of Office for Mac came out, the year was 2010. Microsoft had recently released the Kin; our favorite e-reader had a QWERTY keyboard; and people were still snickering at som...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Filmmaker wants to Kickstart more old-school 'Thunderbirds'
If you've seen the CGI remake of Thunderbirds, you might feel as if the glossy images have lost some of the charm of the puppet-fronted original. Filmmaker Stephen La Rivire agrees with you, which is ...
11:26 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Google patent uses finger frames to snap pics with Glass-like devices
If you thought wearing a Google Glass headset was awkward, things could get even weirder. The Mountain View company was awarded a patent this week for tech that enables a Glass-like head-mounted displ...
11:04 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Star Wars finally gets an official app for all your Jedi needs
It seems silly that it's taken so long, but Lucasfilm and Disney have finally debuted an official Star Wars app to keep you connected to that far away galaxy at all times. Available for iOS and Androi...
10:44 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Uber driver threatens to cut the neck of user who canceled ride
Uber really couldn't be more of a magnet for controversy. When it's not being banned or prompting sometimes violent protests from traditional taxi competitors, it's being scrutinized for the behavior ...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Tubular waves are, like, totally common in space
"Surfer" tube-shaped waves are created when a speedy fluid, like wind, moves over a sluggish one, like water. These so-called Kelvin-Helmholtz waves occur everywhere in the universe, as you can see in...
10:10 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget BBC and ITV team up to keep Six Nations rugby out of Sky's hands
Bidding for TV rights to major UK sporting events has always been hotly contested, but things have really hotted up over the past year. BT Sport has done what it can to wrestle some control away from ...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile widens roaming as it becomes the third biggest carrier
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure recently said he was tired of T-Mobile's "Uncarrier bullshit," but that BS has almost certainly helped it displace Sprint as the nation's third-largest carrier. T-Mobile's pr...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget These are our favorite video game soundtracks
Music can tame the most savage beast, but when you're slinking around a cargo ship as a super spy, playing cowboy or making your way toward a massive mountain in the distance, sometimes you don't want...
09:22 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Facebook lets you choose what appears in your News Feed
If you're a regular Facebook user, you'll know that the posts that appear in your News Feed are visible because of an algorithm. It's part of the company's mission to reduce post overload, but it can ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Tortilla tunes, Russian selfie safety and more
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09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Vortex lets kids program their own robot buddy
Sphero, the ball-shaped robot, inspired a new generation of toys that aren't only fun, but can also be used as educational tools for kids. Vortex, pictured above, is one of these. Created by DFRobot, ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget PornHub built a $1,000 twerking, robot butt
If there's one website that knows how to combine technology and savvy public relations stunts, it's PornHub. The company behind the WankBand is gearing up to launch another piece of hardware in the fo...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Standalone scanner keeps your prints out of hackers hands
The ease with which hackers seem able to access password secured computer systems including airlines, major corporations -- even the White House -- it's little wonder that the security community is sc...
07:55 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Google's Nexus 9 tablet slashed to 200 in the UK
If you'd had your eye on a new Nexus device but missed out on the recent round of smartphone sales, today's new Google tablet deal might be of interest. Just days after the Nexus 6 price was slashed t...
07:14 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget You can use your Pinterest account to log into other apps
It's now easier to "pin" images you like from Instagram, Etsy and Polyvore, thanks to the first fruits of Pinterests' developer platform released back in May. The app/website now features IFTTT and Po...
06:24 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Your Facebook likes and shares will be ignored by advertisers
Facebook likes and shares can give you a pretty good idea of how popular your posts are, and since sharing is essential for social media, they can be considered as two of the website's key features. A...
05:32 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Survey shows boys think women are underrepresented in video games
A recent exploratory study conducted by Time has found that 47 percent of middle-school and 61 percent of high-school-aged boys believe that female characters in video games are too often treated as s...
04:28 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget BP's oil rigs just got their own Internet of Things
British Petroleum (BP) remains controversial to this day, but this isn't about oil spills or the company's questionable practices to cover them up. Nope, this is about BP and GE teaming up to connect ...
03:24 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget 'Uber for kids' car service runs afoul of California laws
Shuddle, an on demand driver service that lets strangers drive your kids around, billing itself as the "Uber for kids", is in trouble with California regulators. The company received a cease and desis...
02:36 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget TWC robo-calls customer 153 times, now owes her $229,500
Reuters reports that Time Warner Cable has been slapped with a hefty ($229,500) fine after hammering one of its own customers, Araceli King of Irving, Texas, with robo-calls. The cable company reporte...
01:27 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Facebook reportedly has a music streaming service in the works, too
If you think the playing field for music streaming services is already quite crowded, we may need to make room for one more. Music Ally reports that Facebook is working on a subscription service of it...
12:34 am -04 - Thu, July 9, 2015
Engadget Self-driving taxis may be the key to cutting greenhouse gases
You may think that self-driving cars are mostly useful for reducing accident rates and freeing your time, but they might just help save the environment, too. Berkeley Lab researchers have published a ...
11:32 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Spotify tells iOS users how to avoid iTunes charges and pay less
Spotify isn't happy that its iOS customers have to pay an additional $3 for a premium subscription if they make the purchase through the App Store. That's why it's planning to send them instructions o...
10:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget South Park is staying on the air and on Hulu through 2019
Looks like we'll be watching the kids from everybody's favorite quiet mountain town will be continuing their shenanigans for at least another three years -- huzzah! Comedy Central announced that South...
09:33 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Reddit mods explain why they shut the site down
It turns out that if you suddenly fire a valuable member of the community, that community will get very angry at you. Reddit CEO Ellen Pao learned that the hard way late last week when it abruptly dis...
08:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget New York is getting a crowdfunded, sunlit underground park
New York City has its share of famous parks, but they don't pepper the landscape like they do in other big cities. The non-profit group Lowline may have a technical solution to that lack of greenery, ...
07:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Your pals can broadcast during your Meerkat streams, if you let them
To let viewers feel like they're part of the action, Meerkat announced a new feature that lets you ask for some crowd participation. The video-streaming app now has a Cameo tool that'll allow broadcas...
07:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Echo speaker can control your Wink-powered smart home
If you've filled up your home with Wink-based lighting and similar smart appliances, you're about to get an easy (and official) way to manage it all with your voice. As of now, you can tell Amazon's E...
06:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Comcast 'Co-Pilot' is tech support screen sharing for your DVR
Comcast's X1 DVR platform is pretty powerful, but with more moving parts comes the chance for more things to go wrong. As PC tech support users might know, sometimes the easiest way to describe a prob...
06:32 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Paramount tries bringing movies home faster than ever
Despite attempts by Mark Cuban, Comcast, Netflix and others over the years, movie studios and big theater chains have combined to keep the "release window" in place -- until now. That window is the pe...
06:07 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget iPhone encryption has locked out Manhattan cops just 74 times
You'll frequently hear law enforcement complain that it can't break the full-drive encryption in newer smartphone operating systems, but how often does the police run into that problem, really? Thanks...
05:48 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: the UE Boom, a Samsung SSD, and more
This post was created in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadget po...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Finally, an official Bluetooth 'Star Trek' communicator
Star Trek fans have settled for toy prop replicas, DIY projects and the occasional off-brand (but functional) Starfleet comm-badge--but the age of compromise is almost over. In January of 2016, you'll...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Google adapter puts your Chromecast on wired networks
As good as Google's Chromecast is at putting streaming video on a big screen, its dependence on WiFi can be a problem -- just ask anyone who's struggled to play YouTube on a barely-connected basement ...
04:35 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Engadget's new buyer's guide picks: LG's G4 and a ton of audio gear
It's been almost two months since we've updated our various buyer's guides, but we've made up for lost time by adding a dozen new picks. Most of those are in our portable audio category, with nearly e...
04:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Here's how Microsoft HoloLens could teach the next wave of doctors
Microsoft is big on using HoloLens to advance science and education, but what will that actually look like? You might have a good idea after today. The company has posted a video showing how Case West...
04:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Batman: Arkham Knight's Batgirl trailer looks better than the full game
Who would have thought that the best way to improve Rocksteady's series of blockbuster Batman games would be to get rid of the caped crusader himself? Anybody who's watched the trailer for Batman: Ark...
03:42 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Taco Bell now delivers 'food' to your door
When you don't really feel like getting off the couch to make a run for the border, but you're still thinking outside the bun, Taco Bell will now bring its fast food delicacies to you. So long as you ...
03:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget iHeartRadio brings its streaming app to U-Verse TV
Even though AT&T's busy trying to merge with DirecTV, the company is still focused on improving its current home entertainment product, U-Verse. Starting today, customers who are subscribed to a t...
02:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Sony's [email protected] Android app now fights cancer while you sleep
Want to help cure Alzheimer's or breast cancer? From now on, you don't have to do much more than charge your phone. Sony has released a big upgrade to its [email protected] app for Android that can use you...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget 6 gadgets that give you real-life superpowers
By Cat DiStasioNearly every child dreams of having superhero powers, and it's safe to say a lot of adults still wish for them too, if the success of the recent Marvel films is any indication. Luckily,...
02:10 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget 3D-printed car contest winner is road ready by design
Earlier this year Local Motors set forth a challenge for the 3D printing community to design a road-ready vehicle, and now there's a winner. What you're looking at above is the Reload Redacted - Swim ...
01:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Yamaha's Reface mini keyboards put classic sounds in compact instruments
New keyboards and synthesizers that carry not only classic tones, but some classics stylings as well, are becoming quite popular. Despite leaking a bit early, Yamaha officially debuted its Reface line...
01:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Even Mount Fuji is getting WiFi
After making the 12,000-foot trek up Japan's Mount Fuji, you'll probably have a few priorities: Get some serious rest; reload on carbs; and take a killer Instagram pic. Okay, that last one might not b...
12:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget YouTube millionaire PewDiePie responds to his haters
Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, made a lot of money last year. His company, PewDiePie Productions, brought in about $7 million in revenue, mainly off of Kjellberg's YouTube videos where he...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Uber wants to suggest pickup points to speed up your trip
If you use Uber, you know that there's a delicate art to choosing pickup points: drop the pin in the wrong spot and your driver could spend ages trying to reach you. You're about to get some useful po...
12:05 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Trading stopped on New York Stock Exchange due to 'technical issue'
It has been quite a day for tech problems. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange was halted due to a "technical issue" at around 11:30 AM ET this morning. On its status page, the NYSE posted that all...
12:05 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Trading stopped on New York Stock Exchange due to 'technical issue' (update)
It has been quite a day for tech problems. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange was halted due to a "technical issue" at around 11:30 AM ET this morning. On its status page, the NYSE posted that all...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: File formats and follow-up freak outs!
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11:47 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Watch how a CGI-heavy 'Game of Thrones' zombie battle was made
(Warning: spoilers ahead.) The spectacular Game of Thrones 'Hardhome' battle scene with white walkers, zombie-like wights and wildings is pretty VFX-heavy, judging by a new video from effects house El...
11:26 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget If records were tortillas, they'd sound like this
Time to ditch your vinyl (again), there's a new format in town: tortillas. Intrepid Redditor "UpgradeTech" saw this video, and was bored/inspired/curious enough to see if you really could turn the Mex...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget I played 'Minecraft' with Microsoft's HoloLens
"Try to look straight," a Microsoft employee tells me in a bright, cheery tone. I'm staring through an unusual pair of binoculars -- the kind that's normally used to test your eyesight in an optometri...
10:46 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget United grounds all its flights due to a network glitch
We really, really hope you didn't have to take a United Airlines flight this morning. The air carrier temporarily grounded all its flights due to a networking glitch that created "automation issues" a...
10:46 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget United grounds all its flights due to a network glitch (updated)
We really, really hope you didn't have to take a United Airlines flight this morning. The air carrier temporarily grounded all its flights due to a networking glitch that created "automation issues" a...
10:31 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Future commercial satellites will be launched from New Zealand
New Zealand has been chosen as the home for what's likely to be the world's first private satellite launchpad. Rocket Lab, makers of the first 3D-printed rocket engine, has announced that it'll build ...
10:16 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget 'Dragon Quest' spin-off borrows a few blocks from 'Minecraft'
Square Enix has just revealed Dragon Quest Builders, a version of its fantasy RPG set in a Minecraft-style world. The company didn't provide many details other than the screengrab above, which bears a...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Tidal is the latest streaming service to offer a family plan
Following in the footsteps of Spotify, Rdio and, most recently, Apple Music, Tidal has announced a family plan of its own. With this new pricing scheme, Jay Z's music-streaming service will allow a pr...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget These were E3 2015's best games
E3 is (thankfully) over, and that means the press that cover the event have recently cast their votes for what they thought were the best games from the show. You know those blurbs on box art saying "...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Microsoft plans 7,800 layoffs, $7.8 billion Nokia write-down
After cutting its workforce by around 18,000 over the past year, Microsoft is readying another round of heavy layoffs. The company will cut 7,800 jobs over "the next several months." Many of the dismi...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Microsoft plans 7,800 layoffs, $7.6 billion Nokia write-down
After cutting its workforce by around 18,000 over the past year, Microsoft is readying another round of heavy layoffs. The company will cut 7,800 jobs over "the next several months." Many of the dismi...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Wave-generated power, British films and more
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08:28 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Swiss Post to start testing delivery drones this month
The Swiss Post might be one of the most advanced postal services in the world within a few years, if its plan to use delivery drones pans out. Here's one good sign for those who want to see that happe...
07:59 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Twitch game streaming comes to Sony's smartphones
Sony is launching a new app that'll let you broadcast streams of your Android gaming to the internet, straight from your smartphone. Screen Recorder has been built to connect to both Twitch and YouTub...
06:58 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Google Maps for iOS can share places on Facebook
There might be a time when you quickly need to share your location on Facebook to make sure at least one person knows where you are. If that ever happens, you can just fire up Google Maps on an iPhone...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Critical Flash exploit emerges from Hacking Team breach
Feel safe with your fully-patched computer? If you use Flash and land on the wrong website, you may get a virus or even a cryptolocker that renders your machine unusable. That's because a sophisticate...
05:02 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget 999 services must embrace texts and apps, says report
While technology has helped the UK's emergency services evolve, people in need are largely required to report incidents by calling 999. It's an adequate solution for the majority of cases, but if some...
04:47 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Google's DeepStereo makes Street View 'tourism' more realistic
Who here uses Street View to do some virtual traveling? It's not a shabby option if you want to look at places you might never visit within your lifetime, but Google thinks there's still a better way ...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Logitech attempts an image makeover
When someone says "Logitech," we're sure the first things that pop into your head are boring computer mice (zzz), keyboards (zzzzz) and other peripherals (snore). Well, the company's likely attempting...
03:04 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget Russia starts a 'safe selfie' campaign to curb fatal photography
If you've spent any time on YouTube browsing for Russian dash cam or parkour videos, you know that the country's people can take life to the (often ill-advised) limit. That devil-may-care attitude als...
01:28 am -04 - Wed, July 8, 2015
Engadget White House wants to expand people's access to solar energy
The solar industry's apparently doing really well in the US right now, but the White House wants to broaden its reach even further. That's why the administration has launched a new initiative designed...
11:56 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Action Launcher 3.5 puts your beloved Android apps in the search bar
The ubiquitous search box widget at the top of your Android mobile device is getting some new tricks. Chris Lacy, creator of the Action Launcher app, announced the release of Action Launcher 3.5 on Tu...
10:53 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget NASA prepares its Jupiter probe for arrival
It's been a long time in coming, but NASA's Juno probe is finally close to reaching Jupiter. NASA reports that the spacecraft is "on track" to arrive on July 4th, 2016 (how American!), and that the gr...
10:27 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget The next 'Star Wars Anthology' flick is a Han Solo prequel
Get ready to add another big Star Wars date to your calendar. On May 25th, 2018, Disney is planning another standalone flick in the universe, this time focusing on Han Solo's early days -- before he r...
09:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Plex's Xbox One update brings music, playlists and more
There are a host of new features coming to Plex's Xbox One app. In addition to the standard fare of navigation tweaks, added SmartGlass functionality and bug fixes, the media organizer/caster now allo...
08:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Special 'Destiny' PS4 is another expensive bundle option
If you're a hardcore Destiny fan, it's been a rough couple weeks. First, Bungie announced the game's next big expansion, then it revealed some of its content would be exclusive to a pricey $80 collect...
08:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget The best of Public Access Vol. 4: Mac Powerbooks, Microsoft Bob and more
The past week on Public Access has seen y'all looking both forward and back in tech history. Englishman and US resident Jess James explained how he would change the course of history (and the outcome ...
07:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Attacker who ruined your holiday gaming gets a slap on the wrist
If you were hoping that all of the Lizard Squad attackers who took down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live last holiday would get their comeuppance... well, you'll be disappointed. A Finnish court ...
06:40 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget ChargePoint wants to put a $500 electric car charger in your garage
If you have an electric car, you're probably familiar with ChargePoint: it's the largest electric vehicle charging network out there. It has chargers all over the world, and a lot of them are free to ...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget The FBI needs your help finding 250 sextortion victims
Lucas Michael Chansler is a 26-year-old sexual predator sentenced to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of child pornography production. Over several years, he tricked roughl...
05:04 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Capcom is making a light-up 'Mega Man' helmet
Want to up the ante on your costume for the next big comic convention? Capcom will soon have you covered. The game developer has teased plans for an official, wearable Mega Man helmet that lights up. ...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Rdio adds new options to its list of curated stations
Rdio has been keen on serving up curated stations for your listening pleasure for some time now, but today the streaming service added even more options. Like the existing selections, the new stations...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Facebook says renewables will power 50% of its data centers by 2018
Facebook is stepping up its commitment to renewable energy today. While announcing a new data center in Fort Worth (above), which happens to be entirely powered by wind energy, the social network also...
03:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Netflix's first original feature film will debut on October 16th
If you've been looking forward to the day when you can watch Adam Sandler offend the Native American population from the comfort of your own home, pay attention: Netflix just announced release dates f...
03:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget RIP New Music Tuesday. Hello New Music Friday.
If you're like me, your Tuesday morning ritual includes browsing the New Releases section of your go-to streaming service. Did you notice the list didn't change today? Whether it's Apple Music, Rdio, ...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Palette's modular controller is ready to steer your creative apps
Palette crowdfunded its unique modular controller in the hopes of giving you customizable, hands-on control over your creative apps, and it's finally ready to make that technology available to everyon...
02:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Virgin's new in-flight WiFi is strong enough to stream video
Virgin America has announced that it's teaming up with satellite internet company ViaSat to provide the fastest in-flight WiFi of any commercial carrier. The new system uses a hybrid Ku-/Ka-band recei...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Now's streaming app wants to be Netflix for games
PlayStation Now's all-you-can-play game subscription service launched back in January on PlayStation 4, but the method for actually playing those games has been kind of a nightmare. Today's news of a ...
01:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget 'Journey' comes to PS4 on July 21st
With stunning visuals and gameplay to match, Journey quickly became a platform favorite on the PlayStation 3. Now, Sony is bringing that adventurous experience over to the PlayStation 4, as was announ...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Republic Wireless drops unlimited data in favor of Google-like refunds
Another unlimited mobile data option just bit the dust... although it's not quite as bad as it sounds. Republic Wireless has switched from offering unlimited cellular data on its higher-priced phone t...
01:05 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Showtime's cable-free TV streaming is here
Eager to watch shows like Penny Dreadful or Ray Donovan without either subscribing to cable or buying the shows outright? You can, if you live in the US. Showtime has launched its promised stand-alone...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Future 'Dragon Age Inquisition' add-ons are only for newer systems
You know that you need the latest game consoles (or a good PC) to get better graphics and special features, but it now looks like you'll need them if you want to see a game's extended storyline, too. ...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Tinder adds verified profiles for people way out of your league
Just like Twitter and Facebook, Tinder is stepping into verified profiles for "notable public figures." Those semi-celebrities will get a blue check mark on their profiles and, consequently, perhaps m...
12:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Sony's 1TB PS4 priced at 350 in the UK
Sony will soon launch its 1TB PS4 in Europe and now, we've got a price-tag for the UK: 349.99. That's the same price as Microsoft's 1TB Xbox One, which should make an interesting head-to-head this aut...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Jolla hopes to 'focus' its mobile plans by splitting in two
Jolla's mobile efforts have barely begun, but it's already shaking things up by splitting into two companies. From now on, Jolla Ltd. is focused solely on developing and licensing Sailfish OS, its cus...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Wave generator supplies US electrical grid for the first time
A prototype wave generator called Azura is supplying grid power to Hawaii, the first time such a feat has been officially verified, according to the US Department of Energy (DoE). Though it can only p...
11:38 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Watch thousands of unseen British films released by the BFI
For decades now, Brits have been shooting amateur movies about their holidays, personal celebrations and experiences at huge, historic events. They're valuable snippets of UK history, but often they'r...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Withings' fitness watches automatically track your swimming
Most activity trackers and smartwatches won't monitor your swimming, and those that do usually require that you kick in a swimming mode before you dive in. Withings doesn't think you should have to sw...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a smart home starter kit courtesy of Wink!
The changeover to smart homes seems inevitable, but you do have to make a reasonable investment in networked gear or you'll be stuck building a smart(ish) home one lonely, Bluetooth item at a time. Th...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Sony's Shuhei Yoshida reacts to the 'Nintendo PlayStation'
Not long after our last intimate chat with Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios at E3, a Redditor managed to dig up a prototype of the never-released "Ninte...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget I won't be playing 'Halo 5: Guardians' and here's why
In the early 2000s, four-player, split-screen Halo was a revelation for my then-girlfriend Jenn (who would later become my wife), her two sisters and me. It was amazing, frantic, swear-filled fun. Con...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget A visual tour of the Pokmon Research Lab
There's no better way to inspire children into a career in animal taxonomy and species classification than Pokmon. Possibly. A temporary Pokmon Lab in Japan is opening its doors to wannabe researchers...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget FBI director says he's 'not a maniac' about backdoor cellphone access
FBI director James Comey is making a final push for backdoor cellphone access for law enforcement ahead of key Senate committee meetings. In national security site Lawfare, he first admitted that "uni...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: 3D-printed art, a Pac-Man satellite and more
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08:40 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget How the BBC's Micro:bit came to be
In the early eighties, the BBC started a computing revolution with the launch of the Micro. The heavy, light-brown box, created with help from Acorn and ARM, was designed to complement the broadcaster...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Facebook tests 'floating' videos in your News Feed
Pop-Up Video: it's not just the greatest VH1 show ever, it's also Facebook's latest feature. The social network is rolling out floating videos for desktop users that can sit anywhere in your window wh...
07:30 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget EE's Rook is a 49 4G smartphone for pay-as-you-go punters
It seems like we can't get through a single month these days without one UK carrier or another launching an own-brand device. And, since the last device bearing a network provider's name came from Vod...
07:16 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget NASA funds low-cost probes and other futuristic space tech
Low-cost probes, an extraterrestrial submarine and spacecraft propelled by electric sails: these are but three of the seven projects moving on to Phase II of NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC)...
05:57 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Meet the Micro:bit, the BBC's tiny programmable computer for kids
The Raspberry Pi has been a huge success story for Britain, giving millions of people an affordable way to tinker and learn with pocket-sized hardware. Now, the BBC is hoping to make a similar impact ...
05:23 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Amazon will stand trial for its 'confusing' search results
Have you ever searched for a product on Amazon, only to find a similar item from another company? Sure you have. But while this search behavior is arguably great for customers, it's the reasoning behi...
04:51 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Nest's home security camera comes to the UK
Last month, Nest unveiled two new products that could make your home a whole lot safer: a revamped Protect smoke alarm and a wireless Nest Cam security camera. Both quickly debuted in the US and now, ...
03:52 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Apple will bring back Home Sharing for music on iOS 9
It sucks that Home Sharing for music isn't available on iOS 8.4, but don't worry -- Apple isn't permanently getting rid of the feature to boost its Music subscriptions. Eddy Cue, the company's SVP of ...
02:20 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Google is testing self-driving cars in Austin, Texas
Plenty of folks in Austin, Texas have spotted Google's distinctive self-driving Lexus cars recently, and now we know why. The company revealed that it's now rolling the vehicles in downtown Austin in ...
02:20 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Google tests self-driving cars in Austin, Texas
Plenty of folks in Austin, Texas have spotted Google's distinctive self-driving Lexus cars recently, and now we know why. The company revealed that it's now rolling the vehicles in downtown Austin in ...
01:02 am -04 - Tue, July 7, 2015
Engadget Ex-attorney general says DOJ could negotiate with Snowden
Edward Snowden might be able to see his family in person again -- and (if things go his way) not from behind bars, either. According to former Attorney General Eric Holder, there's a "possibility" for...
11:57 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget The Universe might contain millions of hidden black holes
Black holes are, by definition, impossible to see by conventional methods and are often further obscured by thick blankets of dust or gas. But that's not an issue for NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Tele...
11:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Samsung's profits down again as it misreads demand for newest phones
Samsung predicts that its earnings from April-June of this year will likely be down four percent from last year, suggesting that sales of its newest flagship smartphones have failed to hit the mark. H...
10:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Army scientists build smaller, tougher, cheaper solar cells
Army researchers at the Redstone Arsenal have announced a significant breakthrough in solar energy production. They've created a photovoltaic solar panel that is smaller, more robust and less expensiv...
10:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Google's latest science camp for kids starts on July 13th
If you want your kids to learn something while they're out of school but would rather not ship them to some distant summer camp, Google is about to come to your rescue. It's kicking off the latest edi...
09:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Gene-modded mosquitoes will fight Dengue Fever in Brazil
The Brazilian city of Piracicaba has a potent new weapon in the ongoing fight against Dengue Fever, which infects more than a million people annually: genetically modified mosquito lotharios Created b...
09:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget In these new cars, your phone gets its own air conditioner
By Kim Lachance Shandrow, Entrepreneur StaffSmartphones don't play well with hot cars. If you've ever received the dreaded temperature warning on your phone's home screen after leaving it in a sizzlin...
08:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget NASA's latest Pluto images actually show a planet
At last, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is sending back images of Pluto that look (slightly) better than brown blobs or pixel art. The probe has delivered a new batch of images from between 7.8 millio...
08:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'The Strain', Shark Week, Hannibal Burress
Shark Week is in full swing on Discovery, as the network tries to find even more shark-related programming it somehow hasn't covered yet. (The answer, apparently, is to just make stuff up -- we won't ...
07:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Documentary explains why 'Shenmue 3' is a big deal
The Shenmue series represents a milestone in the gaming industry for many fans, a point where console experiences truly took off. The first Shenmue, released in 1999 for the Sega Dreamcast, was an imm...
07:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft has $500K in prize money for HoloLens science projects
Microsoft wowed me a few weeks ago with its internal HoloLens programs, but like we've seen with Kinect, the coolest uses aren't always the ones Redmond devised. To help make more applications a reali...
07:11 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Laser projection creates galloping horse movie on the clouds
A bright green horse was projected across the sky over Nottingham late last month. It wasn't a Bat-Signal-style projection that was made from a searchlight on the ground. Instead, the silhouette of a ...
06:52 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Apple Stores to carry third-party accessories in custom boxes
Apple is well-known for being very particular about its packaging... and it apparently cares about other companies' packaging, too. According to 9to5Mac, the tech giant is telling retail staff that it...
06:28 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget YouTube star PewDiePie made $7 million in 2014
Last year around this time, word got out that Felix Kjellberg, a 24-year-old Swedish bro known online as PewDiePie, made $4 million a year by playing video games, recording his reactions and uploading...
06:09 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Helio's cellphone service comes back to life with a $29 plan
Remember Helio, the virtual carrier that tried to cater to the tech-savvy young crowd (not so successfully) with data-centric plans and rebranded basic phones? It's baaaack. Ubi Telecom, a mobile comp...
05:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Comedy Central channel starts streaming on Roku
It took a while, but Comedy Central is finally bringing its video content to Roku's streaming devices. As Variety points out, although the network hasn't made an official announcement, the channel's n...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget TiVo gives ex-Aereo customers a break on its cord-cutter DVR
TiVo made no bones about wanting to scoop up Aereo's former cord-cutter TV business, and that apparently includes many of its viewers. The DVR provider has launched a promo for ex-Aereo customers that...
04:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Prepare to be inundated with Happy Birthday tweets
Do you enjoy getting a truckload of birthday wishes on Facebook each year? Well, prepare for the same thing to happen via Twitter. The 140-character social network now allows you to add your birthday ...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's latest app experiment helps you get friends together
Microsoft's Garage team has tried to solve many everyday problems with its experimental mobile software, but it's now tackling one of the most common: how do you get your friends together for a night ...
03:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 preview turns Xbox Music into 'Groove Music'
Welcome to the new music experience in Windows 10. As hinted at earlier this morning by Paul Thurrott, the company just announced it's rebranding the Xbox Music experience to "Groove", while also rena...
03:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 preview turns Xbox Music into 'Groove'
Welcome to the new music experience in Windows 10. As hinted at earlier this morning by Paul Thurrott, the company just announced it's rebranding the Xbox Music experience to "Groove", while also rena...
03:44 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Bing Maps adds trip-planning tools and easy access to reviews
If you prefer Bing Maps as your go-to navigation tool, the software's preview version received a big redesign. Focused primarily on helping you plan trips, a load of new features aim to make it easier...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Check out Predator's gory moves in 'Mortal Kombat X'
Predator -- the Invisible Eviscerator; the Brutalizer in the Brush -- creeps into Mortal Kombat X tomorrow, July 7th, for anyone who owns the $30 Kombat Pack as well as the full game. For everyone els...
02:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Reddit offers an olive branch to moderators: 'we apologize'
Reddit didn't curry any favor with its legions of users when it sacked its much-admired director of communications, but it's at least trying to make amends. Company chief Ellen Pao has issued an apolo...
02:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Uber pushes for rule changes by using drivers as mail couriers
Uber is no stranger to using grassroots campaigns to push for pro-ridesharing regulation, but it just took things one step further: it's turning its app into a political activism tool. If you live in ...
01:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Batgirl joins 'Batman: Arkham Knight' on July 14th
Gotham, get ready. The first bit of DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight stars Batgirl, and it's due to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 14th for $7 in North America (5.80 in the UK). This is a story-b...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Why it makes sense for Reddit to decentralize, a la Bitcoin
Imagine a version of Reddit that's fully peer-to-peer like BitTorrent, and which relies on small Bitcoin transactions to function. That's something the company was actually considering last year, acco...
01:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Instagram's storing HD images but won't let you see them
According to The Verge, Instagram has begun storing images at 1080 x 1080 pixels, far larger than the standard 640 x 640 pixels they are stored as now. The thing is, you can't actually see the larger ...
01:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Instagram's storing HD images but won't let you see them (update)
According to The Verge, Instagram has begun storing images at 1080 x 1080 pixels, far larger than the standard 640 x 640 pixels they are stored as now. The thing is, you can't actually see the larger ...
12:35 pm -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Cloud Drive storage service gets dedicated mobile apps
While Amazon already offered mobile apps for sorting your photos and music parked in its Cloud Drive repository, there wasn't an option for getting at all of your stored files. Late last week, a dedic...
11:40 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Samsung brings 2TB solid-state drives to your home PC
You no longer have to bend over backwards to get more than a terabyte of fast, flash-based storage in your home computer. Samsung is shipping 2TB versions of its 850 Evo and 850 Pro solid-state drives...
11:20 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget BBC told it'll have to give free TV licences to over-75s
What a week it's been for the BBC. Only a few days after it announced 1,000 job cuts as part of a new round of restructuring, the broadcaster has now been told it must fund free licence fees for over-...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Lenovo LaVie Z series review: super light, super compromised
The Lenovo LaVie Z series is a winner. Or at least it was before I tested one for this review. The HZ550, as it was originally called, captured our attention at CES for being the lightest-ever 13-inch...
10:09 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Giant Japanese robot will fistfight America's MegaBot
Get set for a live-action version of Transformers, as the company behind giant Japanese robot Kuratas has accepted a duel challenge from upstart US challenger MegaBot. However, it'll only fight on one...
09:40 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Uber hires guards to protect drivers from protests in South Africa
Uber has been forced to recruit private security guards to preserve the safety of its drivers in Johannesburg, South Africa. The move was prompted by protests at the city's Gautrain Station and Sandto...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Meet the GoPro Hero4 Session: a tiny camera with big shoes to fill
That camera you see above is the GoPro Hero4 Session, the fifth and newest member to the company's current line-up. You can't have avoided noticing that the Hero4 Session is a small black square, and ...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Makers of controversial government surveillance software hacked
When you call your enterprise "Hacking Team" you'd like to think you're pretty on top of that whole, well, hacking thing. Yet here we are, telling you about how the aforementioned organization has jus...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Google's Waze testing carpooling program in Israel
Google's navigation subsidiary Waze is getting into the carpooling business via a pilot program in Israel, according to Reuters. The application, called RIdeWith, will use the company's traffic report...
05:29 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Real life 'Pac-Man' satellite will clean up space junk
The Swiss aren't big on littering, and that philosophy apparently applies to space, too. After the nation's EPFL Center for Space Engineering launched its first satellites (the tiny SwissCubes) into o...
04:45 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Amazon offers 20 Prime discount for its 20th birthday
Not content with holding traditional retail sales events, Amazon's decided to make up one of its own. "Prime Day," as it's known, starts on July 15th and will let the company celebrate 20 years of sel...
03:40 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget Amazon's 'Prime Day' sale will have 'more deals than Black Friday'
Amazon's turning 20 on July 15th and will celebrate the occasion by giving you another reason to sign up for Prime. The company is launching Prime Day, a "global shopping event" that promises to have ...
02:19 am -04 - Mon, July 6, 2015
Engadget LG's new touchscreens will make your next laptop thinner and lighter
LG's display subsidiary is promising drastically thinner, lighter touchscreens that will be ready for notebooks later this year. With full HD (1080p) resolution, the Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) scree...
11:53 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Artists paint light using 3D printers and twisted video walls
Who said that you had to paint light by waving an arm around? Certainly not Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi and Daniel Canogar, both of whom have created art using some decidedly unusual tech. Kalsi's project ge...
10:03 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Stretchable nanowire mesh heats your sore muscles
Don't like having to apply clunky heating pads every time you want to to deal with chronic muscle pain in your arms and legs? Eventually, you might not have to -- that therapeutic care could always be...
08:31 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget The untold story of a failed Nintendo game 6 years in the making
Nintendo has had a number of high-profile flops (Virtual Boy, anyone?). However, one of its biggest failures may have been one you heard almost nothing about -- at least, until now. Unseen64 has publi...
08:31 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget The untold story of a failed Nintendo game six years in the making
Nintendo has had a number of high-profile flops (Virtual Boy, anyone?). However, one of its biggest failures may have been one you heard almost nothing about -- at least, until now. Unseen64 has publi...
06:59 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget 3D-printed 'dough' helps fix your fractured bones
One day, you might not have to spend ages waiting for broken bones to heal. Researchers have developed a 3D-printed, dough-like biomaterial that could fill large bone fractures while aiding the recove...
05:26 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Lego is developing eco-friendly plastic bricks
Lego's iconic plastic bricks aren't very kind to the planet since they're made from oil-based ABS plastic, but the toy maker is planning to mend its ways. It's paying $150 million to build a sustainab...
03:58 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget NASA's Pluto probe will spend 'days' recovering from a glitch
Don't expect to hear more from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft for a while. The Pluto observer recently encountered a glitch that made it lose contact for an hour and a half. That doesn't sound like mu...
03:58 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget NASA's Pluto probe will spend 'days' recovering from a glitch (updated)
Don't expect to hear more from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft for a while. The Pluto observer recently encountered a glitch that made it lose contact for an hour and a half. That doesn't sound like mu...
02:13 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget 'Mega Man' creator wants your help making a game-and-movie combo
Mighty No. 9 might not even be out the door, but Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune is already looking for your help with a new project -- and this one is considerably more ambitious. His studio has launc...
01:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Military AI interface helps you make sense of thousands of photos
It's easy to find computer vision technology that detect objects in photos, but it's still tough to sift through photos... and that's a big challenge for the military, where finding the right picture ...
11:33 am -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Vital Russian cargo ship reaches the Space Station
After two failed attempts in a row, the International Space Station is once again getting fresh supplies. Russia's Progress 60 cargo spacecraft has successfully docked, bringing with it important batc...
11:33 am -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Vital Russian cargo ship reaches the International Space Station
After two failed attempts in a row, the International Space Station is once again getting fresh supplies. Russia's Progress 60 cargo spacecraft has successfully docked, bringing with it important batc...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: next-gen EVs and bricklaying robots
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.Now that the first wave of electric vehicles has establishe...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Yamaha's motorcycle design team made this 360-degree drum kit sphere
Like some kind of corporate Freaky Friday, Yahama tasked its motorcycle design team with making some instrument concepts -- and asked the opposite of its instrument design team. With no constraints li...
05:36 am -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Army exoskeleton prototype helps soldiers learn to shoot
Foot soldiers thrive on their shooting skills, but learning expert marksmanship can take a long, long time. US Army researchers could soon have a robotic shortcut to improving those skills, however. T...
01:58 am -04 - Sun, July 5, 2015
Engadget Squid skin could help make color-changing gadgets
Not happy with the color of your clothes and devices? Eventually, you might get to change those hues on a whim. UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered that the color-changing California market s...
11:07 pm -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget New Zealand makes cyberbullying a crime
New Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying. The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexis...
09:43 pm -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget Bitcoin miners create invalid currency after a botched upgrade
Digital currencies are only as reliable as their software, and some Bitcoin users are learning this the hard way. Thanks to a "problem" with an upgrade that applies a new rule, some Bitcoin mining poo...
07:20 pm -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget China nails Samsung and Oppo over smartphone bloatware
A minor Chinese consumer protection group has filed lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo to contest the pair's use of bloatware on their smartphones. The Shanghai Consumer Council believes that the two c...
05:56 pm -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget BMW has a hydrogen-powered 5 Series
Battery-powered EVs are in the spotlight right now, but that doesn't mean car manufacturers aren't looking at alternative fuel sources. At its "Innovation Day" in France, BMW unveiled a prototype 5 Se...
04:35 pm -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay reportedly reaches the UK on July 14th
Irked that Apple Pay is only officially slated to reach the UK sometime in July? Don't worry -- you might not have to wait all month to see it. Multiple retailer leaks at 9to5Mac point to Apple launch...
03:17 pm -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget Uber evades a ban in Canada's largest city
Uber might be facing its worst nightmare in Europe, but it just got a big break in Canada. A Toronto judge has tossed out the city's attempt to ban Uber (and by extension, other ridesharing services) ...
03:17 pm -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget Uber narrowly evades a ban in Canada's largest city
Uber might be facing its worst nightmare in Europe, but it just got a big break in Canada. A Toronto judge has tossed out the city's attempt to ban Uber (and by extension, other ridesharing services) ...
01:57 pm -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget 'Shenmue 3' Kickstarter will offer PS4 copies on disc
It's safe to say people are excited about Shenmue 3: Just 48 hours after legendary developer Yu Suzuki launched a crowdfunding campaign, the game smashed its $2 million fundraising goal, pulling in mo...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget iTunes 12.2: New version a missed opportunity for Apple Music
Apple released a new version 12.2 of iTunes for OS X and Windows this week as part of the launch of its Apple Music service. The initial reactions from users are anything but positive. But aside from ...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget More ingenious hacks for problems you didn't know you had
It's the Fourth of July and while that light show in the sky honors US independence, why not shine a little light on our DIY perseverance? To help celebrate this holiday, we've put together a collecti...
10:04 am -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget 'Minecraft' beta for Windows 10 will pit you against mobile friends
Microsoft and Mojang don't just have a story-based Minecraft game to show at Minecon 2015 -- they're also revealing a beta version of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. This release will ditch the less th...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: The influence of the 'Super Mario Bros.' soundtrack
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...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget Welcome to the age of the micro-singularity
By Amber CaseLast month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and simultaneously began exchanging opinions about her. And while the unve...
06:51 am -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget Here's your first look at Telltale's 'Minecraft: Story Mode' game
The people behind Minecraft just kicked off Minecon 2015 with a bang. At the fan convention's opening ceremony, Mojang's Lydia Winters debuted the first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode, an upcoming ...
06:12 am -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget France evicted from moral high ground over spying revelations
France has joined the US and UK on an ignoble list of countries intercepting international communications, according to a report from L'Observateur. The news follows a Wikileaks article detailing how ...
02:37 am -04 - Sat, July 4, 2015
Engadget Holiday music exclusive battle: Apple/Eminem vs. Tidal/Lil Wayne
While many in the US are relaxing for the July 4th holiday, the folks at Apple Music and Tidal are hard at work trying to push their respective subscription music services. Apple has already announced...
11:06 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget The new Bubble Wrap is losing its pop
Bubble Wrap is one of mankind's greatest inventions. It protects our online orders from becoming rubble in a delivery van, but more importantly, it doubles as pure, joyous entertainment. Pop, pop, pop...
10:37 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Solar-powered plane completes five-day journey across the Pacific
The Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered plane that has been flying around the world since March. Back in May, it was set to make its most ambitious journey yet, a 5,061-mile trip from Japan to Hawaii. ...
09:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi's next low-cost wearable will monitor your heart rate
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has made a name for itself by delivering premium devices at budget prices. As well as phones and tablets, Xiaomi also sells accessories, including the Mi Band fitness tracke...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget NASA made a plane snuff movie... for your safety
If you survive a plane crash but your emergency locator transmitter (ELT) doesn't, it'd be a cruel irony if rescuers never found you. But NASA, of all agencies, has crashed a light airplane to make th...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget NASA dropped this Cessna 82 feet... for your safety
If you survive a plane crash but your emergency locator transmitter (ELT) doesn't, it'd be a cruel irony if rescuers never found you. But NASA, of all agencies, has crashed a light airplane to make th...
06:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Dr. Dre will debut a Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music tomorrow night
Days after Apple Music launched to the public, it's becoming clearer where Dr. Dre fits. The hip-hop mogul, who joined Apple after the company bought up Beats, announced today that he's about to launc...
06:20 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Floating plasma display makes fairies a reality
See that teensy Tinkerbell-shaped light above? That's not CGI -- that's a real floating display, and it's completely touchable too. Mid-air plasma displays aren't that prolific yet, but they're not ex...
05:11 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget OnePlus is giving away Google Cardboard for $0 plus shipping
Well, this is one way for an up-and-coming company to get people's attention. OnePlus, the Chinese manufacturer best-known for making a cheap handset with surprisingly good specs, is about to launch i...
05:11 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget OnePlus is giving away Google Cardboard for $0 plus shipping (update: out of stock)
Well, this is one way for an up-and-coming company to get people's attention. OnePlus, the Chinese manufacturer best-known for making a cheap handset with surprisingly good specs, is about to launch i...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Leica's Q camera is beautiful, expensive and totally worth it
Leica is known for making cameras that are too expensive for most people. Its latest one, the Leica Q (Typ 116), is no exception. You can tell a lot about its high value simply by glancing at it; the ...
02:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget This is the Nintendo PlayStation that almost was
It might seem crazy today, but in the early '90s Nintendo and Sony were working together on a video game accessory that'd add CD capabilities to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. There would al...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Kindle Paperwhite review (2015): our favorite e-reader gets even better
When Amazon's Kindle Voyage launched last year, I more or less fell in love with it right out of the gate. Sure, a handful of competitors came out with similar displays before Amazon did, but man -- w...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget The best Lightning cable
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.comAfter measuring the charging speed of nearly 50 Lightning c...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Here's why your favorite subreddits are unavailable
Sad to say your Fourth of July weekend Redditing might not be as smooth as you'd hoped. A number of major subreddit mods have set their domains to private after news broke out that one of the website'...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Here's why your favorite subreddits are unavailable (update: AMA is back)
Sad to say your Fourth of July weekend Redditing might not be as smooth as you'd hoped. A number of major subreddit mods have set their domains to private after news broke out that one of the website'...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget How I learned to love Alexa (and Amazon's Echo)
After the failure of the Fire Phone and the so-so Fire TV, it was hard to get excited about Amazon's $180 Echo wireless speaker. At best, it seemed like a superfluous device that simply mimicked voice...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget #ICYMI: NFC Cognac Caps, play a Virtual Neymar, and More
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07:30 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Google's 'GG1' teases a new version of Glass
Before a company announces a device, it has to pass through the FCC's secretive bunker to ensure that it's wireless radios are safe for human contact. Droid Life has trawled through the most recent li...
06:18 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Uber suspends UberPOP in France
The conflict between Uber and France takes another turn with the news that the company will suspend UberPOP from 8pm (France time) today. The ride-sharing outfit has suffered plenty of protest from ta...
05:50 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Politician against violent games pleads guilty in gun-running case
Oh, the irony. Disgraced former senator Leland Yee has pleaded guilty to charges of taking bribes in exchange for votes, racketeering and promising to smuggle guns into the US from the Philippines. Of...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Microsoft and Kyocera quietly squash patent beef
Microsoft can cross out another patent dispute in its list, now that it has settled its issue with Kyocera. Redmond filed a lawsuit against the Japanese electronics maker back in March, claiming that ...
04:15 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Music streaming has officially exploded in the UK
Music streaming has never been more popular in the UK. The latest figures from the Official Charts Company show that 11.5 billion tracks were streamed in the first six months of 2015. That's almost do...
04:05 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget EE fined 1 million for not properly dealing with complaints
As part of its job as the communications industry regulator, Ofcom routinely checks to see if UK mobile carriers are doing a good job of looking after their customers. This includes how they log compl...
02:38 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget Chevy's 2016 cars can keep charging phones from overheating
Early summer on the East Coast hasn't been its usual level of brutal this year, but it's only a matter of time before smartphones start wigging out in the heat. Things only get trickier when you're ch...
12:52 am -04 - Fri, July 3, 2015
Engadget N64 controller modded to (sort of) work with the Xbox One
Microsoft has an exorbitant $150 controller coming this year that it hopes will make up for the Xbox One's middling gamepad, but that won't make the upcoming Rare Replay feel any more authentic when y...
11:37 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Casio is making smartwatches, too
When America's greatest actor needed to defuse a bomb mounted to a passenger bus, there was only one name he could trust to keep time: Casio. Like Keanu Reeves, the company's fallen out of the limelig...
10:46 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget DNA sequencing shows how woolly mammoths got that way
In what is being called the "most comprehensive" study of its kind, a team from the University of Chicago claims that it has revealed the massive amount of genetic change needed for woolly mammoths to...
09:23 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget This might be Blackberry's first Android phone
Rumors of a fully Android-powered Blackberry device popped up again last month, and today Evan Blass aka evleaks has posted a picture showing a glimpse of the phone. Specs for the alleged "Venice" pop...
09:23 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry's 'Venice' Android slider is coming to AT&T (update)
Rumors of a fully Android-powered BlackBerry device popped up again last month, and today Evan Blass aka evleaks has posted a picture showing a glimpse of the phone. Specs for the alleged "Venice" pop...
08:06 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Watch Russia launch crucial Space Station cargo at 12:55AM ET
The International Space Station has had a tough time getting supplies lately between two rocket explosions and an orbital failure, but it's going to get an important lifeline in the near future... hop...
07:36 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget MasterCard is testing a new way for you to pay with your face
MasterCard announced on Thursday that it's looking to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all user will need to do is simply take a selfie. The system will create a digitized map...
06:46 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Bing Pong is a wonderful, terrible distraction from your searches
We hope you aren't curious about Nolan Bushnell's game development history... you may find yourself sucked into a time sink. Microsoft has quietly added an option to play Pong in Bing (Bing Pong, get ...
05:58 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Chicago kicks in 'cloud tax' on streaming services like Netflix
Citizens of Chicago need to prepare themselves for a "cloud tax" that went into effect on July 1. The nine-percent tax to cloud services like Netflix, Spotify and Xbox Live is the result of an "amusem...
05:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Uber will give you a free ride to jury duty in one US county
Jury duty may be an annoying (if vital) civic responsibility, but one US county is experimenting with a ridesharing offer that could make it a little more bearable. The County Clerk in Macomb, Michiga...
04:47 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget 22 Massachusetts towns will build their own gigabit internet service
The FCC made it clear that towns should have the freedom to build their own broadband services, and one cooperative group is determined to take advantage of that liberty. WiredWest has gained the supp...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: a soundbar, Bluetooth headphones and more!
This post was created in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadget po...
03:55 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget SoundCloud iOS update makes it easier to find new music
SoundCloud has been keen on adding new features regularly to make its version of music streaming more useful for listeners. With an update today, the company's iOS app received a handful of tools that...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Leak hints the next iPhone might record 4K video
Tired of recording 'just' 1080p video on your iPhone while your friends produce clips in glorious 4K? You won't have to look on with envy for much longer, if the latest rumors are on the mark. A tipst...
03:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: An early, eerie look at 'We Happy Few'
Drugs, check. Dystopia, check. An alternative 1960s English town with a terrifying history, check. We Happy Few ticks a lot of my boxes in its premise alone, plus the art direction seems spot-on and t...
02:47 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Play 'Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time' on your Wii U
At long last, you can play one of the best Legend of Zelda games (often considered the best) on your Wii U. Nintendo has released a Virtual Console version of Ocarina of Time for its latest TV console...
02:32 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget NASA's New Horizons captures images of mysterious spots on Pluto
As the New Horizons spacecraft preps for its inspection of Pluto on July 14th, NASA provided a status update with some interesting info. First, new color images show a series of spots along the dwarf ...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Dubai building will be entirely 3D printed, right down to the furniture
The uses for 3D printing are seemingly endless. We've seen the tech used by doctors, to build cars and for construction. While parts of a building have been 3D printed before, the United Arab Emirates...
01:55 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Shyp helps reverse a tech trend by hiring contractors as staff
Tech companies like Uber may be fighting tooth and nail to keep their workers as contractors and avoid dealing with costs like insurance and taxes, but Shyp isn't having any of that. The shipping serv...
01:34 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Robot autopsy shows Pepper's head may be replaceable
Don't worry, the gruesome image (above) of SoftBank's Pepper isn't part of Elon Musk's robot takedown plan. It's actually a teardown by Japanese website Nikkei showing exactly what makes the emotion s...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget BlueStacks emulator puts Android apps on OS X
The BlueStacks Android emulator, which already has around 90 million Windows users, has finally arrived on OSX after an extended beta testing phase. The free emulator runs both x86 and ARM-based apps ...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget BlueStacks emulator runs Android apps on your Mac
The BlueStacks Android emulator, which already has around 90 million Windows users, has finally arrived on OSX after an extended beta testing phase. The free emulator runs both x86 and ARM-based apps ...
12:54 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Drone helps rescue trapped rafters
Drones aren't just useful as scouts and signalers during rescue operations -- they can play a hand in the actual rescue, too. When the Auburn Fire Department went to help recover two young men strande...
12:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Elon Musk-backed project grants $7 million to AI researchers
After Elon Musk donated $10 million to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) to finance studies aiming to keep AIs safe and beneficial (i.e., prevent them from going down Skynet's path) almost 300 teams ...
12:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget San Francisco is serious about Airbnb regulation
Since San Francisco is all about startups, it's no surprise that the city changed its laws to accommodate one of its most successful: Airbnb. Last year, officials passed the so-called "Airbnb law," le...
11:47 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Remy Martin thinks an NFC bottle cap is the key to authentic cognac
We hope you like your cognac "connected". Remy Martin's wants to give its drinkers with "rewards beyond only its dense rich flavors." That apparently corresponds to an NFC tag built into each bottle t...
11:27 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Prince removes his music catalog from streaming services
Unless you're a Google Music or Tidal customer, you'll soon notice that Prince's catalog is absent from your go-to service. Music from the artist is gone from the likes of Spotify, Rdio and Deezer, le...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Sky's redesigned Now TV app hits the big screen ahead of new box
Sky might be gearing up to launch a new Now TV box next month, but that doesn't mean it's ready to forget about all the users of its current-generation streaming puck. Preparing for the arrival of its...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Silk Road investigator pleads guilty to stealing bitcoins
Disgraced DEA agent Carl Force has pleaded guilty to charges of extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice. The official committed the crimes while himself investigating the online black m...
10:49 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Amazon's giving Prime members stealthy game discounts
Amazon is now offering game discounts in yet another effort to call seduce you to a $99 Prime membership. If you're thinking "what game discounts?", that's because the company rolled them out with lit...
10:36 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget TVPlayer app streams 25 UK pay-TV channels for a fiver a month
For a long time, "premium" TV channels were locked behind expensive satellite and cable subscriptions in the UK. If you wanted to watch National Geographic, for instance, you had to pay a little extra...
10:29 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer' trailer: Fret not, this looks great
Wet Hot American Summer always seemed like an odd property for Netflix to revive as a TV series. The original film starred a who's who of comedic talent like Amy Poehler, Janeane Garofalo and Paul Rud...
10:08 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget You might not get the Windows 10 upgrade on launch day
We hope you didn't book off July 29th to celebrate Windows 10 launch day -- depending on your circumstances, you might be disappointed. Microsoft has detailed its rollout plans for the new operating s...
09:51 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Sprint's CEO is tired of T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier bullshit'
John Legere is famous for being the sweariest man in the mobile industry, but it looks as if Sprint's Marcelo Claure now wants a run at that title. In response to a snarky tweet by the T-Mobile CEO, C...
09:26 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Apple kills Home Sharing for music in iOS 8.4
The arrival of Apple Music has been much-celebrated, but for it to live, the company appears to have killed-off Home Sharing from iOS. The feature enabled you to stream tunes from your desktop (i.e. w...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget #ICYMI: Freezing lasers, tweeting video games and more
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08:40 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Snugs uses 3D scanners to build you bespoke earbuds
Whether in-ear 'phones cost 10 or 1000, nearly all come with the same three sizes of rubbery buds you use to wedge them in your trophy handles. UK company Snugs, however, offers a more personalised ap...
08:25 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Yahoo begins testing search partnership with Google
Now that Yahoo and Microsoft are not exclusive anymore -- when it comes to search, that is -- they can both work with other companies. In fact, according to The New York Times, Mayer and her team have...
07:55 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi sales hit record high but miss ambitious target
Xiaomi has announced that it sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of 2015. Since it's already July, though, it's safe to say that the company will have to think of something exceptional to ...
07:04 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Nexus 6 price plummets to 304 in the UK
A couple of weeks ago, Motorola slashed the prices of its top handsets in the UK as part of another of its temporary sales. If the opportunity to pick up a heavily discounted Moto X or Nexus 6 passed ...
06:40 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget BBC cuts 1,000 jobs to combat licence fee shortfall
For a long time, the BBC has operated knowing that licence fee funding may be taken away. With all eyes on how it spends public money, the broadcaster tightened its belt and committed to saving 1.5 bi...
06:30 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Anki Overdrive blends robotic racing with video game hooks
Back in February, Anki gave us a sneak peek at Anki Overdrive, the second generation version of its robotic race cars. It's introducing new toy vehicles, new gameplay mechanics, a new app and new modu...
05:55 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget The UK admits to spying on Amnesty International
In June, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled that the UK government had illegally spied on two international civil rights groups: the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and the L...
04:25 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Sprint turns to a British retailer to reverse its US fortunes
It's been almost a year since UK retailers Dixons and Carphone Warehouse tied the knot. Life as a combined entity, known as Dixons Carphone, is off to a good start: profits are up and the company made...
03:37 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Google's chatbot learned it all from movies
Chatbots are pretty common these days -- a simple search can surface numerous variants you can talk to on a lonely Friday night. The one Google is developing, however, isn't your run-of-the-mill chatb...
02:02 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget Fukushima nuclear reactor will get mapped with subatomic particles
Scientists from Los Alamos National Lab have discovered how to look through and map just about anything with a new process: the science-fictionally sounding muon tomography. Even in places like the hi...
01:13 am -04 - Thu, July 2, 2015
Engadget This website only lets one person in at a time
As I write this, I'm waiting in line. Not at the grocery store or camping out for a superfluous wearable, but to get into a website. That only one person can visit at a time. For a total 60 seconds. I...
11:03 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget 'Forza Motorsport 6' will let you drive every Formula E racecar
The first all-electric Formula E season may have just ended in real life, but the racers will keep going when Forza Motorsport 6 arrives. Microsoft announced today that after including a single car fr...
09:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget NSA's hacking tool is apparently as easy to use as a Google search
It's been a couple of years since Edward Snowden and The Guardian introduced us to the NSA's spying tool called XKeyscore. Now, The Intercept has published new details about it from 48 documents Snowd...
08:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Facebook sharing more ad dollars with video creators
Facebook's shiny logo isn't all that's new for the social network today: The outfit's also announced how it plans to split video ad revenue with publishers. Like YouTube, Facebook will give content cr...
08:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Facebook is sharing more ad dollars with its video creators
Facebook's shiny logo isn't all that's new for the social network today: The outfit's also announced how it plans to split video ad revenue with publishers. Like YouTube, Facebook will give content cr...
07:54 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget PayPal to buy money-transfer startup Xoom for $890 million
Wiring money home (especially as cash) can be an awkward, expensive and time-consuming ordeal -- but it's about to get a whole lot easier. PayPal announced on Wednesday that it is acquiring San Franci...
07:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg shows off Facebook's internet lasers
Most of us use Facebook to show off a new car, an engagement or a particularly notable lunch, but Mark Zuckerberg does it a bit differently. In a Q&A session yesterday Zuckerberg referenced his co...
05:57 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Nike uses VR to put you in the shoes of soccer star Neymar
Neymar Jr is a well-oiled marketing machine. Not only is the Brazilian footballer a Nike brand icon, but you can also find him on the cover of video games like Pro Evolution Soccer 2016. However, beca...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Feds hunt for suspects in California internet backbone attack
A string of attacks in California on one of the core portions of the internet has the FBI searching for suspects. The latest disruption occurred yesterday morning when three fiber-optic cables were cu...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Google parks its map-making tool inside Drive for easy access
To make things easily accessible, Google is nesting its My Maps feature in Drive. This means that in addition to creating custom maps for whatever need may arise, you can also nestle them alongside do...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Hulu's free, ad-powered shows are heading to Pluto TV
Up until now, Hulu has limited free videos to its desktop website and Android devices. But now, thanks to Pluto TV, a startup that offers an internet television service at no cost, Hulu's taking its a...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget The iPhone 6 Plus won't fit Fallout 4's Pip-Boy (and I'm sad)
Thanks a lot, Bethesda. After the outfit's first E3 media briefing, I pre-ordered the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4 because of course I want to put a real-life version of the game's stat-tracker and me...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Magic Leap adds former Vevo CEO to its mysterious team
Magic Leap is as mysterious as it's ambitious. Ever since the Google-backed startup raised a whopping $542 million, it's been pegged as the next big thing in mixed reality. But apart from it being a p...
03:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Sony's Cast-friendly speakers offer high-res and multi-room audio
If you're a fan of using Google's Cast tech, AirPlay or Spotify Connect to handle your wireless speaker duties, Sony announced a trio of audio gadgets that play nice with all three. Continuing its aff...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Swedish media house buys world's largest eSports company
Professional gaming is a hot item in the investment world right now and even the largest eSports organizations are getting in on the action. On Wednesday, international entertainment company MTG purch...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Sony Xperia Z4 tablet review: a great device saddled with a terrible dock
Sony's tablets have quietly been getting better over the years. Prioritizing refinement over dazzling new features, the Xperia Z2 Tablet and Z3 Tablet Compact were two of 2014's best. The Xperia Z4 Ta...
02:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Snapchat's 'tap to view' takes your fingers off the screen
Snapchat announced a host of new features for its messaging app on Wednesday. The biggest change is the new "tap to view" feature that, as the name implies, allows users to simply tap the screen to pl...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Disney Infinity might make its way to Microsoft's HoloLens
It's only natural for an entertainment corporation as massive as The Walt Disney Company, with IP holdings that span the likes of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, to be exploring the potential of virtual ...
01:45 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Watch the extended 'Uncharted 4' demo at 11am PT on Twitch
Fans of the Nathan Drake saga are going to want to tune in to Twitch at 11 am Pacific today. Naughty Dog has announced that it will stream the extended E3 press conference demo of Uncharted 4: A Thief...
01:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget The cable box might solve the Internet of Things' biggest problem
The issue with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected home is that they're not even remotely connected. At least not seamlessly. Thanks to competing communication protocols and manufacturers b...
12:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget 6 futuristic building technologies that will change the world
By Cat DiStasioTechnology progresses at a breakneck pace -- but why is our built environment so far behind? Fortunately, some smart folks have devoted their lives to developing futuristic technologies...
12:24 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Facebook has a new logo, but the differences are subtle
Facebook's last logo update came in 2005, but this year, the folks in Menlo Park felt it was time for a change. While the iconic white "f" and blue square will remain, places where the full name is us...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Real-Life Trek Tech?
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11:48 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget 'Steve Jobs' trailer looks like the next 'Social Network'
We got a brief glimpse at Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs film back in May, but today we've finally got a full trailer to watch. Scripted by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing), the biopic stars...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Scribd can't afford to feed your erotica habit anymore
The idea behind every all-you-can-eat-style service is that only a few people will consume more food/movies/e-books than it costs overall to keep the business going. Unfortunately your deranged blood-...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Scribd can't afford to feed your romance habit anymore
The idea behind every all-you-can-eat-style service is that only a few people will consume more food/movies/e-books than it costs overall to keep the business going. Unfortunately people's lust for wr...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Living with the Galaxy S6 Edge: Is that curve worth the cost?
Samsung launched two Galaxy S6 models this spring, but let's face it: The spotlight was really on the curvy, attention-grabbing S6 Edge. I know I was dead-set on trying that one-of-a-kind smartphone a...
10:50 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget UK police seize thousands of Android streamers modded for piracy
As set-top boxes help deliver streaming services like Netflix and Now TV into our homes, they're also giving rise to less-than legal methods of watching films, TV shows and sport. As manufacturers hav...
10:43 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Get ready to crowdfund a sequel to the original 'The Wicker Man'
The director of the seminal '70s horror film The Wicker Man is asking all of us to bankroll the final film in his Wicker trilogy. Robin Hardy has launched an Indiegogo campaign asking for film fans to...
10:26 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Huawei's got another low-end smartwatch in the works
Huawei hasn't even launched its first Android smartwatch yet and it's already talking-up the following entry into the wearables business. As Engadget Chinese reports, the company revealed that it's wo...
10:05 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Thanks, Obama: Now you can take selfies in the White House
We've seen President Barack Obama take a few selfies in the White House before, but until now the practice has been strictly forbidden for visitors on the public tour. Well, today that 40-year-old ban...
09:44 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget This video game is so small it fits inside a tweet
In the same way that people write words onto grains of rice, one programmer has managed to build a game with code that can fit into a single tweet. The 140-character opus is called Tiny Twitch and was...
09:23 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Toyota bets on hydrogen with the FCV Mirai
Its name means "future" in Japanese. The FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) Mirai is Toyota's $57,500 bet (not counting clean fuel incentives) on a future where hydrogen vehicles roll into fueling stations just ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget #ICYMI: German robo-operas, pan-Pacific battle mechs and more
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08:27 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Tiny house uses light to put you in the middle of a thunderstorm
Standing in a greenhouse and listening to the rain thunder against the roof can be strangely relaxing and therapeutic. Now, imagine if the same experience was recreated artificially. For the Triennale...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Microsoft is getting pretty good at digitizing reality
Microsoft Research always has the best toys, and is especially strong in augmented reality (AR) with projects like Illumiroom and its insane Hololens Minecraft game. Redmond's think tank has just reve...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Garmin's Varia radar warns cyclists about traffic they can't see
Six months. That's apparently how long it takes to buy a company, retool their product, and sell it under a new name. Garmin's new Varia Rearview Bike Radar is a rear light that scans up to 140m behin...
06:17 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Sony has a new crowdfunding website for employee projects
Last year, Sony revealed a business program that encouraged employees to develop the most innovative ideas they can think of in an effort to find new hits. Now, the company has launched a crowdfunding...
04:47 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget MIT's 'Enigma' system uses bitcoin tricks to share encrypted data
The MIT Media Lab and two bitcoin experts have unveiled a prototype encryption system that lets you share it with a third party (or be computed with), without anyone else decrypting it. It means untru...
03:40 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget Zuckerberg reveals Facebook's AI, VR and Internet.org plans
In a Q&A on his profile today, Mark Zuckerberg explained how he and his team are preparing Facebook for the future. In it, he revealed that he believes the ultimate communication technology will a...
03:01 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget 0800 numbers are now free to call from mobiles
Before dialling an unfamiliar service number, many of us feel an overwhelming sense of dread. Not just for 0800 and 0808 "freephone" numbers, which are now free to call from a mobile, but numbers star...
01:26 am -04 - Wed, July 1, 2015
Engadget 3D plant scans will help build lighter, stronger cars
Don't look now, but the plants in your backyard might just shape the next generation of cars. University of Freiburg researchers have found a way to study the junctions between living plants' branches...
11:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Aviate's 'Smart Stream' is Yahoo's version of Google Now
Yahoo has given Aviate its first major makeover since acquiring it in 2014, completely replacing its contextual panel called "Spaces" with a new feature called "Smart Stream." This "stream" surfaces d...
10:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Apple's GarageBand uses trackpad pressure to control your tunes
Apple's Force Touch trackpads haven't done a whole lot in official apps besides fast scrolling and shortcuts, but they'll do considerably more if you grab the latest version of GarageBand. As of the 1...
09:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Sprint fixes the stupidly low video cap on its new 'All-in' plan
This morning Sprint announced it planned to "end consumer confusion and frustration" with an "All-in" pricing plan that combined unlimited data with a two-year phone lease for $80 total. The only prob...
09:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Sprint (almost) fixed the low video cap on its new 'All-in' plan
This morning Sprint announced it planned to "end consumer confusion and frustration" with an "All-in" pricing plan that combined unlimited data with a two-year phone lease for $80 total. The only prob...
09:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Smart software fixes bugs by 'borrowing' from other apps
The days of waiting anxiously for bug fixes (assuming they come at all) might soon be over. MIT developers have built a system, CodePhage, that automatically patches flaws by borrowing features from o...
08:14 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget YouTube app for Android and iOS now supports 60 FPS playback
Google's been systematically rolling out high frame rate (HFR) video -- that's 60 frames per second -- across its YouTube ecosystem for a couple of months now. HFR debuted on standard videos last Octo...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget The Olympus Air lens camera can be yours for $300
Nearly five months after introducing its Air lens camera in Japan, Olympus is finally ready to bring it to the US. The AIR A01, as it's officially named, is a shooter that attaches to and pairs with y...
06:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget VPNs may not protect your information as well as you think
VPNs (virtual private networks) are a popular choice for sidestepping censorship and geographic restrictions on services like Netflix with more than 20 percent of Europeans using them. However, resear...
05:58 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Acer rolls out a curved, super-wide display with AMD's gaming tech
You can get desktop PC displays that are curved, super-wide and gaming-friendly, but all three at once? That's tricky. Thankfully, Acer thinks it has an answer. The company has just launched the 34-in...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget NSA can restart bulk data collection, says surveillance court
The ongoing saga around the NSA's bulk data collection program is getting even more confusing. A U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled yesterday that the program can temporarily resume, r...
05:12 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Doomed Indiegogo campaign hopes to crowdfund Greece's debt relief
Can crowdfunding do something better than make a beer cooler with a built-in Bluetooth speaker? That's what Thom Feeney believes after setting up an Indiegogo campaign to pay Greece's $1.7 billion loa...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Facebook Messenger's money-sending tool arrives for all US users
When it first announced plans to let you send money to your pals in its Messenger app, Facebook said the feature would roll out in the States in the coming months. Well, the time has come. After flipp...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget The best of Public Access Vol. 3: the Atari ST, virtues of HD Audio and more
You can learn a lot from someone's personal gadget arsenal, whether at home or on the road. This past week on Public Access gave us a glimpse of your technological inclinations and taught us quite a b...
04:06 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget This is what innovation looks like in big-budget video games
Indie games don't sell as many copies as big-budget titles, although not necessarily because they're lower-quality. In general, indie game development starts with a handicap: a limited market. They ar...
03:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Cisco buys a DNS provider to protect you in the cloud
When you think of internet security from Cisco, you probably imagine firewalls and routers (usually) stopping hackers and malware from hitting your network. You're going to have to expand that definit...
03:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget A closer look at Apple Music: feature-packed, but a bit disjointed
Apple Music is here. Finally. Now that the company steered the streaming service to a successful launch, it now has to prove to the world that it's actually something worth paying for after all, ther...
03:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget 'Quiplash,' a streaming party game for 10,000 people
Most people haven't hosted a party for 10,000 guests (the bathroom situation alone is daunting), but thanks to the internet and Jackbox Games, that's now a super-easy, low-mess situation. Quiplash is ...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Apple will replace your battery once it hits 80 percent health
Apple's recently changed the terms of its AppleCare+ extended warranty program. Now, no matter what iOS or OSX device you own (yes, even the Watch), Apple will replace the battery as soon as it hits 8...
02:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget YouTube shows off some upcoming features for video creators
YouTube's always placed huge levels of importance on its community, starting with the people who regularly upload content to the platform. Now, to make things better for video creators, the Google-own...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Beats Music iOS update provides a transition to Apple Music
Now that Apple Music has arrived, Beats Music is on its way out. To help with the transition from the old to the new, the Beats Music iOS app was updated to lend a hand. Subscribers can take playlists...
01:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget NASA prototypes a drone aircraft destined for Mars
No, you're not looking at a very sophisticated boomerang -- that may be the first aircraft to fly the Marian skies. NASA has revealed that it's building a prototype for Prandtl-m (Preliminary Research...
01:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Sprint's 'all-in' plan gives you a phone and service for $80
Sprint has been experimenting with including phone leases in your plan for a while, and it's clearly enraptured with the idea -- enough so that it's making the lease a part of its everyday service. Th...
01:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Sprint's 'all-in' plan gives you a phone and service for $80 (update)
Sprint has been experimenting with including phone leases in your plan for a while, and it's clearly enraptured with the idea -- enough so that it's making the lease a part of its everyday service. Th...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget How to avoid being charged by Apple Music after the free trial
Apple Music is finally here, along with a free three month trial to let anyone give it a listen. But what if you don't want to be on the hook for a $10 a month subscription fee on September 30? Or, wh...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Top Googler leaves to set up new cybersecurity agency
One of Google's most well-regarded security researchers is leaving the company, reportedly to help the government beef up its cybersecuity. Re/code is reporting that Peiter "Mudge" Zatko will be build...
12:25 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Pushbullet's share-everything app gets true messaging
Pushbullet is already a secret weapon for getting content from one device (or one person) to another -- you can relay your links, notifications, photos and SMS messages with a common app. Today, thoug...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Giant American robot wants to lay the smackdown on Japanese rival
Two giant robots with blazing guns is what apocalyptic nightmares and Michael Bay films are made of. While those autonomous machines continue to live in the fictional world, a breed of towering rideab...
11:51 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Apple to pay $450 million in e-book price-fixing suit
Apple conspired with publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books, the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled today, upholding a verdict from 2013. Now that the company has los...
11:47 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Arrested Uber France executives will stand trial on September 30th
The two Uber executives who were arrested yesterday will stand trial on September 30th, according to Reuters. Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and European GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty stand accused of ...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget AMC's 'Humans' is an android story that's really about us
Early on in AMC's newest sci-fi show, Humans, a teenager wonders aloud if there's any point in going to college and spending years training to be a neurosurgeon. After all, why invest all that time an...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Apple Music is now available on iOS and the desktop
Apple's entry into the music streaming fray has arrived. Apple Music is now available for download via the iOS 8.4 update for mobile devices, and you'll be able use it on the desktop on both Mac and W...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an iPhone 6 and BOX courtesy of Bitdefender!
There are more internet-facing devices are scattered throughout our homes than ever before and that warrants some thought on security. Bitdefender's Box can help keep your data safe and network malwar...
10:27 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget 'Loogun' uses a water jet to make toilet cleaning less crappy
Not all of us can afford $6,000 for a self-cleaning toilet, so scrubbing one usually revolves around a yucky toilet brush. However, a product coming to Kickstarter may make the chore marginally more p...
10:27 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget 'Loogun' uses a water jet to make toilet cleaning less crappy (updated)
Not all of us can afford $6,000 for a self-cleaning toilet, so scrubbing one usually revolves around a yucky toilet brush. However, a product coming to Kickstarter may make the chore marginally more p...
10:06 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget The 'father of SMS,' Matti Makkonen, dies at 63
It's a sad day in the cellphone world. Matti Makkonen, widely considered the "father of SMS," has died from illness at the age of 63. The Finnish creator pitched the concept of text messaging over cel...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Drone knocks woman unconscious at Seattle pride parade
A bungling pilot has just reminded us (again) why drones need at least some kind of regulation. During Seattle's gay pride parade, a 25-year-old woman was knocked unconscious after she was struck by a...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget OPM shutters web background checks for security enhancements
The Office of Personnel Management has decided to suspend its web-based background checks for the time being. In particular, it has pulled down the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Process...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget #ICYMI: Space X's rocket fail, Google's beer fridge and more
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08:35 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Falcon 9 disaster messes up SpaceX's launch schedule (update)
SpaceX is still trying to unravel the cause of Falcon 9's unfortunate explosion on Sunday. Until it figures things out, the company's putting future missions on hold for a few months, according to Par...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Apple Music in the UK: what you need to know
After months of waiting, Apple Music is finally upon us. The company is now ready to take the wraps off its new streaming service, which will deliver millions of tracks on demand, host a free 24-hour ...
08:05 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Microsoft is launching a site to help teachers master 'Minecraft'
Minecraft has proven to be an invaluable tool for educators and students. Not only is the game popular with children and adults, but its open, customisable nature means it can be used for all sorts of...
08:01 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget BBC Trust backs plan to make BBC Three online-only
After months of waiting, the BBC Trust appears to have finally driven the knife into the back of BBC Three, or at least as we know it. As part of its "public value assessment" of the BBC's planned tel...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget PIQ golf sensor marries swing tracking with game analysis
There are golf sensors out there that track your swing and others that give you yardage and stats, but wouldn't it be nice to have one that did both? That's the theory behind the PIQ golf sensor, whic...
06:35 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget NYT: AC/DC's dirty deeds coming to Apple Music and Spotify
Seeing as how it's impossible to write a three-chord intro with words, this sentence is just going have to do for now: AC/DC is coming to Spotify and Apple Music. The Australian rock group's catalog w...
06:35 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget NYT: AC/DC's dirty deeds coming to Apple Music, Rdio and Spotify
Seeing as how it's impossible to write a three-chord intro with words, this sentence is just going have to do for now: AC/DC is coming to Spotify and Apple Music. The Australian rock group's catalog w...
05:48 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Mojang retires its card battle game, offers one more year of playtime
Mojang means Minecraft. But that's not the only thing the Microsoft-owned developer tinkers away at. Scrolls was another project: an online card-based battle game that's available across PC, Mac and t...
04:35 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Amazon brings one-hour Prime deliveries to London
When it comes to new services, Amazon is a predictable beast: it'll launch something in the US first and then bring it over to the UK once it's ironed out all of the creases. That's exactly what's hap...
04:32 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Europe to scrap roaming charges, protect net neutrality
It's been a long time coming, but we finally know when roaming charges will be scrapped in Europe: June 15th, 2017. The European Commission had been pushing for an earlier implementation, but ultimate...
02:02 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 preview build comes with Microsoft Edge and WiFi
Microsoft's giving you the chance to try out its Edge browser before Windows 10 drops on July 29th, along with other new features that will come with the platform. You'll have to download Windows 10's...
12:52 am -04 - Tue, June 30, 2015
Engadget Google Translate gets more conversational
Google Translate is notorious for spewing out either oddly worded or overly formal results, but the company says it's getting better thanks to people's help. Mountain View's online translator is now m...