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11:58 pm -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget Ferrofluid 'font' produces trippy, one-of-a-kind art
You may have seen ferrofluid (aka magnetic ink) used for clever science demonstrations in school, but it might just get a much cooler application before long. Linden Gledhill and Craig Ward have devel...
09:35 pm -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget Swans help create smoother camera drone videos
The next time you see a graceful, dramatic video shot by a camera drone, you may have a swan to thank for the absence of any jittery footage. Stanford University researchers are developing camera sus...
07:46 pm -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget Smoother movements help robots save a lot of energy
Eliminating the herky-jerky movements of robots isn't just good for comforting nervous humans... it helps the robots, too. Researchers have developed smooth movement algorithms that slow the acc...
06:11 pm -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget Netflix hopes you won't mind losing access to some big movies
Here's hoping that you weren't bent on watching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or World War Z on Netflix -- if so, you don't have much time to do it. Netflix has confirmed that it won...
04:35 pm -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget Google's self-driving cars can't handle bicycle track stands
Ever performed a track stand, where you keep your bike upright at a stop without taking your feet off the pedals? If you have, you'll want to avoid trying that around Google's self-driving c...
03:03 pm -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget Europe doesn't properly recycle most of its electronic waste
You probably know that you should recycle your old tech when you're done with it, but getting other people to do the same? That's quite hard, apparently. The United Nations and INTERPOL have...
01:29 pm -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget The next Apple TV is reportedly much more expensive
Do you recall the early days of the Apple TV, when you could expect to pay over $100 to put an Apple-powered media hub in your living room? They might come roaring back. Sources for 9to5Mac claim th...
12:31 pm -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget NSA wants encryption that fends off quantum computing hacks
The National Security Agency isn't just yearning for quantum computers that can break tough encryption -- it wants encryption that can protect against quantum computers, too. Officials have begu...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget The After Math: Spam kings, Microsoft milestones and a bionic penis
It's been a wild week, and not just for our stock portfolios. The internet's self-described "Spam King" admitted to posting more than 27 million ads on Facebook. Microsoft celebrat...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: robot wars and edible batteries
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 gets a lot of press -- but just how good ar...
08:08 am -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget LAPD's body cameras roll out Monday, but footage won't be public
Come Monday the Los Angeles Police Department begins its deployment of body cameras for officers. The initial rollout is limited -- only 860 of the proposed 7,000 cameras will hit the streets at first...
05:09 am -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Echo speaker plays music from multiple accounts
Amazon's Echo speaker has been fine for playing music and audiobooks so far... unless you live in a household with more than one Amazon user, at which point it just gets messy. That won't be...
02:02 am -04 - Sun, August 30, 2015
Engadget Phone data can predict infectious disease outbreaks
A team of Princeton and Harvard researchers analyzed the phone call records of 15 million users in Kenya -- not to spy on people, but to study the spread of seasonal disease. The team wanted to see if...
11:11 pm -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget 'Mortal Kombat X' won't be coming to last-gen consoles after all
I hope you weren't counting on playing Mortal Kombat X on your trusty previous-generation console -- you're about to be disappointed. Warner Bros. has cancelled both the PlayStation 3 and X...
09:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget NASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in a tiny dome
A group of six people bade the rest of the world farewell on Friday to begin their year-long stay in a cramped dome on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. The French astrobiologist, German physicist and ...
08:04 pm -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry's Android-powered Venice phone surfaces in the wild
BlackBerry's Android-based Venice smartphone isn't just a figment of someone's imagination... at least, if you believe Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc. He claims to have photos of the...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft prevails over an 8-year-old attempt to block its phone sales
Remember the heady days of August 2007, when the iPhone had barely reached store shelves and the Nokia N95 was all the rage? The US International Trade Commission sure does. After reviewing an 8-yea...
04:58 pm -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget NASA chief: Congress needs to support commercial crew program
NASA recently paid Russia $490 million to continue ferrying its astronauts to the ISS, but Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden says "it doesn't have to be this way." In a piece/open letter the spa...
03:29 pm -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget Tidal claims Apple prevented it from streaming a Drake performance
It's no secret that Apple and Tidal are at each other's throats over music exclusives, but that fight might have reached a new peak. Tidal claims that Apple stopped it from streaming Drake&#...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget The many (surprisingly realistic) hacks of 'Mr. Robot'
Most infosec pros agree that few Hollywood films or TV shows have gotten hacking as "right" as USA's Mr. Robot. The show's creator, Sam Esmail, told Engadget, "The hacker side...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget 3 lessons IBM's Watson can teach us about our brains' biases
What can artificial intelligence teach us about human intelligence? Quite a bit, it turns out. IBM's Watson had its crowning moment back in 2011 when the cognitive computing system famously destr...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget Big toys for the big kid in all of us
Some of the toys we played with as children have grown up along with us and now they pack adult-sized fun. Memorable designs have bubbled up into lifestyle products with smarts, but most offer what we...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Should we be concerned robots will take our jobs?
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...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: portable laser cannons, robotic tackling dummies, and fungus furniture
Today on In Case You Missed It, Boeing unveils a drone-destroying laser cannon the size of a travel trunk. Also up, North Korea shows us all how calisthenics are done, a guy makes an ottoman out of mu...
08:06 am -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget The NSA can keep spying on phone call metadata through November
The National Security Agency can keep on keeping on with the bulk collection of phone call metadata for a bit longer, sadly. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia killed an i...
07:04 am -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget Slack ties in with Windows 10's notification center
Communication / productivity tool Slack is starting to blend in with Windows 10 after its latest update. In version 1.2.0, notifications show up in the desktop OS' Action Center, and clicking the...
03:53 am -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget HTC's Peter Chou joins visual effects firm behind 'Iron Man 3'
No, Peter Chou isn't leaving HTC. As the company is gearing up to launch its virtual reality platform (and another flagship phone) later this year, the co-founder has decided to pick up a second ...
03:18 am -04 - Sat, August 29, 2015
Engadget Construction drones can keep track of progress and lazy workers
Cameras that keep an eye on construction sites aren't anything new, but the folks in charge of building the new Sacramento Kings stadium in California are using something a bit more high-tech tha...
11:34 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Google Search starts connecting you directly to plumbers, locksmiths
Amazon launched a home services directory in 41 cities a few months ago, and now Google is dipping its toe in the water. According to the Wall Street Journal, for those "in and around" San F...
10:47 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget NASA's Pluto probe is heading for the Kuiper belt
It's been over a month since the New Horizons spacecraft flew as near as possible to Pluto and took the closest photos of the dwarf planet we've ever seen. Now, NASA has decided on its next ...
09:13 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Razer is making its own customizable Xbox One controller
The Xbox One already has an expensive controller tailor-made for competitive gamers, but Razer believes there's room for another one. Today at PAX, the company announced its new $150 Wildcat cont...
08:23 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Google Maps hack creates crazy custom art
Cartography is as much an art as it is a science. For its part, Google Maps has been extensively designed to be as easily readable as possible -- I mean, nobody wants to decipher directions while zipp...
07:52 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Researchers make a living circuit out of bacteria
Under the right circumstances, bacteria can be quite cooperative -- both with each other and the organism they're living in. A research team at Rice University has managed to exploit that natural...
07:24 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Twitter publicly announces goals for hiring diversity in 2016
It may have taken a while, but major tech companies are finally making diverse hiring more of a priority. To that end, Twitter has publicly announced its diversity goals for 2016 in an effort to hold ...
06:53 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget DARPA wants to launch and land Gremlins on moving planes
DARPA wants to transform airplanes into drone carriers. Last year, the agency invited technical ideas and business expertise to help create a reusable airborne system. Today, it announced the launch o...
06:16 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Jeep hackers get new jobs at Uber's autonomous-car lab
Security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have made a habit of getting the attention of the automotive world with their vehicle hacks. This year, the team showed an exploit that would allo...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Exploring a galaxy far, far away in 'Disney Infinity 3.0'
If you wondered what would become of Lucasfilm after 'ol George sold the firm back in 2012, you're looking at it: Disney Infinity 3.0. Yes, that game -- the best possible example of just how...
05:14 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Netflix for the Wii U adds new features like individual profiles
While the Wii U is among our favorite ways to game, its Netflix experience has been lagging behind a bit. New features like (optional) autoplaying episodes, switching between individual profiles and e...
04:49 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget FAA starts testing its drone safety app
Back in May, the Federal Aviation Administration announced plans to test an app for drone hobbyists that'll ensure they're flying in approved airspace. The mobile software appears to be on s...
04:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Kraftwerk takes techno pop into the third dimension
Not to be undone by bands that release artwork via fax machine or by albums released in sheet music form, German electronic mainstay Kraftwerk's next record will be available in a 3D format. It&#...
04:18 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget [email protected]: Wii U gets 'F-Zero'-style racer, 'Kerbal' and more
Nintendo helped kick off Seattle's annual PAX Prime gaming convention with a focus on the indie scene. The [email protected] event at the EMP Museum gave fans a chance to check out 19 indie games on ...
03:51 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Dartmouth's robotic tackling dummy is a mechanized Weeble-Wobble
Robots are replacing humans in a lot of roles. At Dartmouth, a robot may soon replace tackling dummies during football practice. Designed by engineering students at the Ivy League school, Mobile Virtu...
03:28 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Chrome will block obnoxious Flash ads starting September 1st
Back in June, Google shared the good news that the Chrome browser would soon be smart enough to "intelligently pause content that aren't central to the webpage" that you're visitin...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget The best WiFi router (for most people)
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy.Read the original full article below at TheWirecutter.comAfter spending a total of 200 hours researching and...
02:47 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget 'Mighty No. 9' team aims to calm angry backers with exclusive demo
Kickstarter backers of Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 are feeling a little burned. When its Spring release came due, Comcept pushed the release back to fall; when that September launch came on the ...
02:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget 'XCOM 2' delayed until February 2016
XCOM 2 was supposed to launch in November, but apparently planet-wide alien invasions are tricky to schedule. Firaxis has pushed XCOM 2's release date back to February 5, 2016, noting that the ga...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Babolat and PIQ team up for a pair of wrist-worn tennis wearables
The market for connected tennis wearables hasn't exactly been around for very long, yet equipment maker Babolat has already established itself as something of a veteran in the space with its Play...
01:09 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Virginia teen gets 11 years for ISIS support on Twitter
17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin from Virginia will spend the next 11 years and 4 months in a federal penitentiary for his role in running the powerful pro-ISIS Twitter account, @Amreekiwitness. This accou...
12:48 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight' studio is doing a 'Borderlands' movie
Lionsgate and two long-time Marvel producers are working on a Borderlands movie and, no, it's not called Mad Max. Lionsgate is the production company behind Twilight, The Hunger Games, Ender'...
12:27 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser uses an Xbox controller
Drones are playing an ever-expanding role in modern warfare, so it's no surprise companies like Boeing are developing news ways to shoot them out of the sky. Its last laser was the High Energy La...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Here's our first look at Cliff Bleszinski's 'LawBreakers' in action
We've already been introduced to the world of Lawbreakers, the next shooter from the Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, but now we've got our first look at some actual gameplay. And whil...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Pentagon dives into advanced wearables with Apple, Harvard and others
The Pentagon wants to use wearables for more than just tracking steps. It's pouring $75 million over the next five years into the FlexTech Alliance -- a group made of 162 separate organizations, ...
11:25 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Huawei aims high with $800 gold-plated Watch
Huawei may have accidentally revealed that its Android Wear Watch will cost as much as $799.99 and be compatible with iOS. Earlier today, the company teased a September 2nd arrival at IFA 2015 via Twi...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Hasbro wants to crowdfund your party game ideas on Indiegogo
Hasbro is hoping you'd be willing to share your best party game idea ever(!) with the company and has launched a search for the "Next Great Game." The mechanics are simple: just go to t...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Ashley Madison boss steps down following hack
Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, the company behind the extra-marital dating site Ashley Madison, is stepping down from his position "in mutual agreement with the company." In a st...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Even critically acclaimed indie games get delayed
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime was a hit in 2013 when it was just a multiplayer, neon-streaked demo mixed in with all of the nominated, blockbuster indie titles at the Independent Games Festival. Lov...
10:20 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget UK police arrest teens for using Lizard Squad's paid DDoS service
Six British teenagers have been arrested for using Lizard Stresser, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) tool developed by the troublesome hacker collective Lizard Squad. According to the National C...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget How much should we trust tech companies?
Last week, the internet was awash with journalists' interpretations of Spotify's new privacy policy. Depending on whom you ask, the policy was eerie, creepy or just downright atrocious. Whil...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Study maps where golden eagles are safe from wind turbines
Researchers have completed a novel study that aims to keep help the wind farm industry avoid protected golden eagles. Wind turbine blades kill up to 100,000 birds per year, which is admittedly a small...
09:18 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Watch this self-healing material handle a bullet
NASA-funded research has created a material that could self-heal in seconds. Two layers of solid polymer sandwich a gel that with an ingredient that solidifies on contact with air (i.e. when one or bo...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Turbine sunbather, NASA stress test and an aquatic hedge trimmer
Today on In Case You Missed It, Usain Bolt may be the "fastest man on Earth" but he can't outrun a cameraman on a Segway. An amatuer drone pilot stumbles across a sunbather 200 feet abo...
08:36 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Sprint's offering a year of free service for DirecTV customers
DirecTV and AT&amp;T are sitting in that proverbial tree, but that isn't going to stop any telecom competitors from throwing rocks their way. Case in point: Sprint is running a promo that giv...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Microsoft shoots down Xbox One Mini rumor
The Xbox One is a large console, but it seems Microsoft is in no rush to unveil a slimmer model. The company was rumored to be launching an "Xbox One Mini" in October, but Phil Spencer, Micr...
07:11 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget DeNA wants you to stream your Android phone to the world
Japanese mobile game company DeNA has launched an app called Mirrativ that lets you livestream anything and everything that's happening on your phone. Think of the app as a mix of Periscope and T...
06:18 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Developers can test Android Auto apps without buying a Bentley
Android Auto developers now have way to try out their apps without spending lots on an actual head unit or entire car. The Android Auto Desktop Unit (DHU) runs on your Windows, OS X or Linux desktop a...
05:05 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Google adds some visual flair to Android app searches
Google has transformed Android search for apps and now displays the results in a pictorial, grid-like fashion. For instance, searching for "music apps" (either in Now or a browser) brings up...
03:40 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Tencent's kids smartwatch is both cute and connected
While there are already a handful of connected wearables for kids in the market, here's one with a more complete set of features. Courtesy of Chinese tech giant Tencent, this QQ Watch comes with ...
03:21 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget Vine helps everyone add pro-level music to their videos
After pushing out updates that focus on making its visuals better, Vine (for iOS and Android) is getting a major upgrade that introduces a bunch of new music features. The one that sounds most useful ...
01:32 am -04 - Fri, August 28, 2015
Engadget NYC cabs will test app-based system to challenge Uber
Around 7,000 NYC cabs are currently beta testing a new e-hail app called Arro, which the industry hopes can help it get back the customers it's lost to Uber. Arro isn't the first hailing app...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Discovery launches short-form VR videos, starting with sharks
Discovery hasn't jumped the shark yet, but it's definitely gotten really, really close to a few ferocious sea beasts. Discovery VR is the company's new foray into virtual reality and 36...
10:38 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Sony isn't intentionally keeping 'Until Dawn' off of Twitch
Right now, there's a bit of an issue going on with Twitch and the PlayStation 4's horror-movie-director simulator, Until Dawn. Yesterday the Twitch Support Twitter account posted that if you...
10:09 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Turing Robotics' liquid metal phones to ship out in December
That rectangular, encrypted Turing Robotics phone that one of our editors called "charmingly quirky" is ready for release. In fact, it will start shipping out on December 18th -- that's...
09:39 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Expect a 'limited number' of HTC Vive VR headsets this year
According to HTC, reports that the commercial launch of its Vive virtual reality headset is delayed until next year aren't telling the whole story. The company provided a statement to Engadget sa...
08:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Tesla Model S broke Consumer Reports' rating system
The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D is officially the highest-rated vehicle ever tested by Consumer Reports. In fact, it's so good, it actually broke the magazine's rating system, achieving 103 poin...
08:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Flexible phone concept bends to control apps
This phone has a bendable screen, and it isn't just for show: it's equipped with a bending sensor and can actually be used as a form of input, like a stylus or your fingers on touchscreen di...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Facebook is trying to make it easier to stop video piracy
From user-made clips to content from big media properties, video is all over Facebook (and more people than ever are using the social network). Along with that trend comes the problem of piracy: plent...
07:25 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget What you missed at Engadget Live Los Angeles!
Last Friday, we took over Exchange LA in Downtown Los Angeles for the second Engadget Live event of the year and what a night it was. Our friend Mark Setrakian (who joined us at Engadget Expand last N...
06:56 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: It's always sunny in Brooklyn
Google isn't the only company looking to map out urban skylines ahead of the solar revolution. The folks at MapDwell create surveys similar to Sunroof using technologies developed at MIT, and for...
06:26 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget The Dexcom G5 lets diabetics track blood sugar on their phone
Keeping tabs on a body's glucose levels is a way of life for diabetics -- a ritual performed several times a day, often before or after meals. It's an essential chore, but it often requires ...
05:51 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Apple becomes the second-biggest wearables maker, behind Fitbit
The big question surrounding the Apple Watch is how well it's selling, but Apple isn't saying just yet. Without concrete numbers, we're forced to turn to various projections -- and one ...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Playdate: We're screaming through the teen-horror of 'Until Dawn'
By now you've (hopefully!) read our review of Sony's latest PlayStation 4 exclusive, Until Dawn. I'd also like to think that you've gazed upon its faces and gorgeous cinematography...
05:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: A Roomba, studio monitors 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...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget 1 billion people used Facebook on Monday
What were you doing Monday? According to Mark Zuckerberg, it probably included using Facebook. He just posted that for the first time, the social network notched one billion individual users in a sing...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5' was designed with YouTube in mind
Secrets have always been a big part of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. However, when players get stuck trying to find Easter eggs in any game now, they don't turn to glossy strategy guides like they...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5': something new, something borrowed
"It's like making a new Star Wars movie," says Patrick Dwyer, lead designer on developer Robomodo's upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. "The originals are great and then t...
03:26 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Compare the new Moto 360 against its larger predecessor
We've heard rumblings about Motorola's new version of the Moto 360 arriving in two sizes, and now we've seen some supporting evidence. In the latest round of supposed leaked images, we ...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: A nebula with the grace of a butterfly
Nebulae tend to be stunning by their very nature, but the Twin Jet Nebula might just take the cake. The Hubble Space Telescope team has captured an updated image of the dying binary star system (the ...
02:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay beta arrives on every major carrier but Verizon
Samsung has opened the public beta of its new phone-based Pay service ahead of its official launch late next month. Beta participants will need to have a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, or S6 Edge+ (unroo...
01:37 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Instagram no longer thinks it's hip to be square
Ask any photographer: good composition is essential to capturing a great image. Ask that same photographer the most frustrating thing about Instagram, and they'll probably say "aspect ratio....
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Evernote shutting down its Food apps for iOS and Android
Evernote Food has been around since 2011, but it looks like its days are numbered. In a blog post today, Evernote announced that the service's apps for iOS and Android, which allowed people to sh...
12:51 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Google: EU is 'wrong as a matter of fact, law, and economics'
Google officially responded to charges levelled by the European Commission that it unfairly favored its own products over its competition and abused its market dominance to crowd out potential rivals....
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus event takes off on September 9th
It's that time of year again. Apple's next iPhone event will take place on September 9th at 10AM PT, live at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. This is expected to be the unv...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget iPhone 6S might sport animated wallpapers like Apple Watch
Yet another feature that's been on Android for years might be finally making its way to the iPhone: animated wallpapers! Specifically, Apple is reportedly planning to bring over the elegant "...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget 6 gadgets to help you keep track of your kids
By Cat DiStasioWhen kids are young, most parents have some kind of monitoring device at home to keep tabs on the tots when they're in another room. Whether they're audio-only or combo audio/...
11:33 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Google Chrome may ease auto-playing video headaches
Let's face it: audio and video that automatically plays on a web page is pretty annoying. To help remedy the headache, a new feature in Google Chrome's Dev Channel won't play those item...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Snip annotates screenshots with voice notes and scribbles
Screenshots come in handy when offering feedback and comments on any number of things. To lend a hand with that process, Microsoft has a new app for Windows that's up to the task. The software is...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Microscopic 'fish' could clean toxins from your bloodstream
Scientists are forever keen to get tiny robots working inside our bodies, despite pop culture warning us against the idea. Researchers from UC San Diego have joined the fray with a new idea: "mic...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: our verdict of the Galaxy Note 5 in under a minute
Samsung's pen-toting Galaxy Note series has never been for everyone, and still isn't, but the latest iteration, the Note 5, might just be refined enough to change a few minds. Though the fif...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Major UK music body sues SoundCloud over unpaid royalties
With 175 million unique listeners each month, SoundCloud has established itself as a major player in the streaming space. Despite its size, the company has faced an uphill battle to convert its huge c...
09:22 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget 'Rapture' game soundtrack pulled from out-of-touch UK charts
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a post-apocalyptic game with a difference. Instead of a nuclear wasteland, you're tasked with exploring an idyllic, but empty town in the middle of the Eng...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Dell revives the Alienware 18, upgrades its smaller gaming laptops
It's a rare, satisfying feeling when a community rallies together to ask a company to bring back a discontinued product and it actually works. Today is one of those days: Dell announced at PAX th...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: User-generated Golf ads, motocross bionics and machine gun traps
Today on In Case You Missed It, Volkswagen releases a new commercial for its Golf R that changes depending on what sound effects the viewer makes. We also take a look at a bionic knee from "Monst...
08:13 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Amazon axes hardware projects after Fire Phone failure
An Amazon exec revealed last year that the company's continuing to develop more Fire phones despite the first one's failure to sell. According to The Wall Street Journal, though, that might ...
07:23 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Lenovo's folding its own smartphone division into Motorola
Since Lenovo bought Motorola, there's been a lot of speculation as to what it will do with its existing mobile division. The company has now provided more details, saying it will run all of its s...
06:50 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget NASA's 3D-printed rocket pump passes brutal stress test
NASA is pushing the state-of-the-art for 3D additive printing and wants to bring US industry along with it. It recently tested a rocket engine's crucial turbopump unit that was built almost entir...
05:45 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Leaked data shows women on Ashley Madison were mostly fake
It's no secret that Ashley Madison has fake female profiles to engage users -- heck, it's even noted in the ToS that the website "is geared to provide you with amusement and entertainme...
04:40 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Amazon is the next US streaming video service to launch in Japan
Amazon isn't about to let Netflix launch in Japan without making a move of its own. The American internet giant has announced plans to bring Prime Video to the island nation this September, inclu...
03:31 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Microsoft renders for flagship Lumia phones leaked online
If you've been wanting to see the two high-end Windows phones Microsoft has been developing, then you don't have to wait until the official launch. Evleaks has posted the renders for both de...
02:28 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate' hits PCs on November 19th
If you're determined to play Assassin's Creed Syndicate on your sweet PC gaming rig, you're going to have to wait a while longer than everyone else. Ubisoft has announced that the Windo...
12:57 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget North Dakota cops will be first in nation to use weaponized drones
North Dakota's Bill 1328 was supposed to be cut and dry. "In my opinion there should be a nice, red line: drones should not be weaponized. Period," Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck), the bi...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, August 27, 2015
Engadget Canon's EOS M3 mirrorless camera is coming to the US
Canon is bringing its latest mirrorless camera, the EOS M3, to the US after all. The Japan-based manufacturer announced this compact shooter back in February, but now people in the States will have a ...
11:27 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Colorful 3D cancer models show how tumors grow
Cancer is a terrible thing, but a beautiful representation of it might just help health care experts treat the disease more effectively. An international team of researchers has developed a 3D tumor s...
10:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget LG made a solid, roll-up keyboard for your tablet or giant smartphone
To the untrained eye, LG's new Bluetooth keyboard looks like a (very long) mobile battery, but that's because it's all bundled up. Unfurl the Rolly and you'll get a "full-size...
09:56 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Adobe's next mobile photo editor could be revealed in October
When Adobe announced it was discontinuing its mobile Photoshop Touch app earlier this year, it hinted at greater things to come in a mysterious project code-named "Project Rigel." While it l...
09:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Former Apple CEO John Sculley launches a line of stylish smartphones
Like most consumer items, the lower the price point of a phone, the less exciting the design. Obi Worldphone co-founder (and former Apple CEO) John Sculley and Ammunition design founder Robert Brunner...
08:54 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Google's been recruiting programmers based on their search habits
Want a job slinging code for Google? You might already be on the company's radar. According to new Google hire Max Rosett, he never applied for a job at Google -- the company reached out to him a...
08:27 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Americans think it's rude to stay glued to your phone, do it anyway
You're no doubt astute enough to know that you should stop using your cellphone in some social situations, but how good are you at heeding your own advice? If Pew's latest study is any indi...
07:46 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: 'Mass Effect' Reapers invade Los Santos
It's a mod, mod world when a universe-destroying Reaper from the Mass Effect series invades Grand Theft Auto V's Los Angeles stand-in, Los Santos. What you see up above is the result of Flic...
06:57 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Infltr gives Instagram addicts millions of editing options
Photo-editing apps like Instagram are great, but usually the options are limited to a couple dozen or so filters. That's not the case with Infltr, a $2 iOS app that claims 5.1 million unique hues...
06:19 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Hands-on with Samsung's shrunken-down Galaxy Tab S2
How do you follow up one of the best Android tablets? For Samsung, it's by taking a completely different direction with its new Galaxy Tab S2. We adored last year's model, primarily for its ...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Cult classic 'Deadly Premonition' gets deluxe PS3 box set
Deadly Premonition might not be a "good" game, technically speaking, but it's wormed its way into the hearts of a very passionate cult following. With that in mind, this seemingly years...
04:57 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Web tool measures your Reddit friends' bigotry
Let's face it: while Reddit is a great overall place to visit, some of its users are nicer than others. But how do you discover this without creeping histories or lurking in unsavory subreddits?...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Which gaming laptops are worth buying?
For years, the wisdom has been that if you wanted a dedicated gaming machine, you bought a desktop. Gaming components were too unwieldy to fit in a notebook form factor, and if you tried to put togeth...
03:56 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Dog emoji keyboard encourages you to adopt real pups
There are plenty of cute emoji keyboard add-ons out there, but one from the UK's Dogs Trust is going above and beyond to raise awareness for a good cause. The charity has released a dog emoji ke...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget The shaky science of shattering the moon in 'LawBreakers'
LawBreakers is the new, free shooter from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and it features a bold premise: Humans accidentally explode the moon, which leads to catastrophic earthquakes that nearl...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget New game from 'Gears of War' creator breaks the moon
LawBreakers is not a post-apocalyptic shooter.It is a shooter. It does star a group of Marine-like soldiers out to gun down people in the name of justice and it does take place in the future. But crea...
02:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: our verdict of the OnePlus 2 in under a minute
It wasn't an easy task following up on a phone that people already loved, but OnePlus has done just that with its second-gen flagship. Mostly, anyhow. The OnePlus 2 is an improvement over its pre...
02:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Coin's newest credit card replacement adds built-in NFC
After delays plagued the initial launch of Coin's Bluetooth single-card solution to slimming down your wallet, the company is back with version 2.0. The new option still stores credit card info f...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Facebook 'M' makes Messenger your personal assistant
Remember that talk of Facebook testing its own virtual assistant? Well, it's real. The social network is trying out M, an artificial intelligence-powered Messenger assistant that can answer ques...
12:56 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Amazon Underground gives you really, truly free apps
Free apps sometimes try to rope you into in-app purchases to make a profit. Not so with Amazon's new approach to free software, though, as the online retailer is offering over $10,000 in apps, ga...
12:56 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Amazon Underground has completely free apps, including in-app extras
Free apps sometimes try to rope you into in-app purchases to make a profit. Not so with Amazon's new approach to free software, though, as the online retailer is offering over $10,000 in apps, ga...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget NASA crashes a third airplane for science on live TV
If you've ever wanted to see a "severe but survivable plane accident" (without worrying about actual lives at stake), tune into NASA TV today between 1 and 2pm ET. The site will be broa...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Geocache hunting and cord killing
This week, we're having fun with geocaching! Are you a fan of these urban treasure hunts? If you want to learn more about the geocache I mention in the video, head over here and happy hunting!We ...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Hands-on with the 129 WileyFox Swift
Two years ago, Motorola pioneered a new smartphone category with the original Moto G: the almost flagship. It was a device that offered close to high-end performance and design with a price-tag usuall...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Malaysia will use RFID stickers to track vehicles
If you're planning to drive in Malaysia in the next few years, don't expect to maintain a lot of privacy. The country plans to implement RFID-equipped road tax stickers that will help autho...
10:44 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Russia's next space station trip will take days, not hours
It's not a great time to be a Russian cosmonaut. Thanks to the International Space Station making a maneuver to avoid space junk, the next Soyuz spacecraft's flight (due September 2nd) will...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Library app lets you check out 'The Walking Dead' and other digital comics
Before it was a TV show and video game, The Walking Dead was a comic book from publisher Image Comics. It's a great series and if you're interested in catching up on the source material for ...
10:13 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 is on 75 million PCs after only one month
If you're still wondering why Microsoft made Windows 10 free, just consider the latest stats: It's now on 75 million computers one month after its big launch, Windows corporate VP Yusuf Mehd...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: beauty in curves -- with a cost
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the closest thing we've got to a "Samsung greatest hits" phone. There's the sleek, curved glass from the S6 Edge coupled with the larger 5.7-inch screen from...
09:39 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Samsung has new 360-degree wireless speakers and a better app
Samsung is releasing three new 360-degree wireless speakers -- the R1, R3 and R5, which it showed off at IFA this year -- as a follow-up to its Portal-esque R7 device. They're not quite egg-shape...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Verizon's Hum can turn your '97 Stratus into a connected car
If you want in on the connected car action but your vehicle is older than the internet itself, Verizon's new Hum service may help. It's a $15 per month plan that includes an iOS or Android s...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 pre-orders start today
We know what the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 looks like, but what about the important stuff? Namely, when we'll be able to get our paws on it and how much it'll cost? Well, boy howdy the Korean el...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Firework autocannon, Sony drone, and manga noodle bots
Today on In Case You Missed It, we showcase a double-barreled fireworks cannon that's just slightly less dangerous than that personal flamethrower you've had your eye on. We've also got...
08:34 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Former 'Game of War' exec arrested for stealing company secrets
A former manager at the company that makes Game of War -- that's the one with Kate Upton, not the one with Ned Stark -- has been arrested for allegedly downloading trade secrets relating to the t...
07:32 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Only Sony could make this TV remote and speaker hybrid
We love Sony's penchant for crazy products like the P clamshell Android tablet, and who can forget the Rolly music player slash robotic, LED flashing... thing? Judging by a new speaker, the compa...
06:27 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget 'Angry Birds' studio cuts another 260 jobs
The firm behind Angry Birds has announced that it's laying off a further 260 employees as it attempts to become a smaller and more profitable company. CEO Pekka Rantala admits that Rovio was too ...
05:59 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget LG's non-curved 4K OLED TVs are finally here
LG is finally ready to sell the OLED 4K TVs it revealed in January, including the first ever flat models. The Korean company has invested huge sums in OLED tech, believing that consumers will be drawn...
05:32 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Amazon UK will waive delivery fees if you pick your order up
In order to be eligible for "free" Amazon deliveries, you either need to spend &pound;20 for Super Saver Delivery or jump aboard the &pound;79 Prime train. From today, though, Amazon...
04:57 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Impoverished 'Star Wars' company to hold merchandise telethon
Things are clearly tough over at Disney headquarters. Having only grossed $2 billion from Avengers: Age of Ultron and Inside Out, the company needs your help to stay afloat. It has something called St...
04:09 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget There's a new Tesla Model S long-distance record: 452.8 miles
There's a reason this guy's so popular. Bjorn Nyland might be familiar to readers because he just earned himself a free Tesla Model X by successfully getting ten people to buy a Model S. He ...
03:11 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Self-driving trucks to be used for highway construction in Florida
Autonomous trucks will soon be used at highway construction sites in Florida, and unlike Daimler's big rig that still needs someone behind the wheel, these ones are completely driverless. The tru...
01:27 am -04 - Wed, August 26, 2015
Engadget Light-based data transmission can replace wires in hospitals
It's not unusual to see patients in hospitals with wires sticking out of their bodies -- it's just something you expect, especially in ICUs. A group of South Korean researchers, however, bel...
11:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Intel chips to help pinpoint cause of bee colonies' deaths
Researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) want to pinpoint the factors that lead to the mass death of honey bees everywhere, in what's...
11:07 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Microsoft curbs sign-ups for Xbox One previews
Xbox Preview Programs have long been popular. They're easy ways to get sneak peeks at features that won't reach the masses for weeks, if not longer. Unfortunately, though, they're now...
10:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget VMware Fusion is ready to put Windows 10 on your Mac
Parallels may have been the first to bring Windows 10 virtualization to the Mac, but its rival VMware isn't far behind. Its newly released VMware Fusion 8 has full support for Microsoft's l...
09:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Verizon makes it easier to bring (some) phones to its network
As a CDMA-based carrier (until LTE takes over), Verizon isn't nearly as friendly to the bring-your-own-phone trend as the likes of AT&amp;T or T-Mobile. You can't usually swap SIM cards...
09:04 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget 'Splatoon' is getting a 61-tune soundtrack in Japan
If you've even had a small taste of Splatoon, you know that the inky shooter is defined as much by its upbeat, irreverent music as its bright, Nickelodeon-circa-1995 visuals. Nintendo clearly kno...
08:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Etsy's mobile apps now let you find local sellers and events
Etsy may be an online marketplace first and foremost, but the company has long had a "shop local" feature to let you find craftspeople and products made near you. Strangely, though, this fea...
08:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Researchers may have found a cancer cell's 'off' switch
Aside from their abnormal growth rates, cancerous cells aren't that much different from normal healthy tissue. That's why radiation and chemo treatments can't effectively target just tu...
07:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Gears', 'Mr. Robot' finale, 'The Carmichael Show'
This week we have the return of Gears of War, uprez'd and made prettier on the Xbox One. It's not the only big game release however, as the Dishonored and Mega Man are also getting re-releas...
07:27 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Build a 'Fantastic Contraption' in virtual reality with the Vive
Virtual Reality is often characterized as a solitary experience, but it doesn't have to be. Games like Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a multiplayer bomb-defusal game, demonstrate VR's abi...
06:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Internet tool fights censorship by making banned data look 'normal'
It's getting harder to evade censorship in countries like China and Iran, which have increasingly taken to blocking VPNs, the Tor network and any other service that might let you see the unflatte...
06:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget A unique twist on Android for broke college kids
For those who still remember, it's been well over a year since China's Smartisan launched the T1, which turned out to be a surprisingly good effort from the teacher-turned-entrepreneur, Luo ...
06:04 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget YouTube Gaming aims to be the most popular streaming site in town
YouTube is already the web's most popular video site, but with the launch of YouTube Gaming across iOS, Android and desktops on August 26th, it aims to claim another title: most popular streaming...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Google Map Maker returns to the US, UK and over 40 other countries
Google's Map Maker tool returned a few weeks ago after being shut down following an issue with digital vandalism. While it went live in six countries earlier this month, the US and UK weren'...
05:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Uber's self-driving car efforts get help from the University of Arizona
Uber's ambitions in the self-driving car space took a step forward today -- the company just announced a partnership with the University of Arizona that will see the university become the home of...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget New flu vaccine protects test animals from multiple strains
Every now and then, it happens. You take the time to get a flu shot, but you wind up sick anyway. Bummer. That's the problem with the flu, it's not just one virus -- it's multiple varia...
04:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget A light-hearted game of mass murder in 'Party Hard'
In January, someone moved into the house right next to Alex Nichiporchik's. Nichiporchik, CEO of SpeedRunners studio TinyBuild Games, immediately wasn't a fan of his new neighbor. "He d...
04:08 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Gear S2 makes its Instagram debut on an exec's wrist
Samsung showed off its forthcoming Gear S2 smartwatch pretty extensively a few weeks ago at its event introducing the Galaxy Note 5, but now we're getting a look at the device that isn't jus...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Translogic 183: BioDapt Moto Knee
Translogic heads to St. Cloud, MN to hit the dirt bike trails with X Games champion "Monster" Mike Schultz. In 2008, Schultz had a snowmobiling accident that required the amputation of his l...
03:17 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Explore the world's economy in Harvard's trippy 3D map
Wrapping your head around the planet's economic activity isn't easy, even if you study economics for a living. However, Harvard's Owen Cornec (he of WikiGalaxy fame) believes he can he...
02:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Pioneering surgery gives man world's first 'bionic' penis
When Edinburgh, Scotland resident Mohammed Abad was six years old, he was involved in a horrific car accident. He was struck by a vehicle and then dragged nearly 600 feet (180 meters), tearing his tal...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Cablevision will sell streaming CBS, Showtime to cord-cutters
Need more evidence that cable TV is giving way to internet TV? Cablevision just announced its new TV deal with CBS includes a provision for it to sell CBS All Access and Showtime streaming to its inte...
02:13 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Facebook's Moments app now automatically creates movies from your photos
Facebook's relatively new Moments app started life as a way to privately share photos with friends -- it groups pictures you've taken into, well, moments and then suggests you share them wit...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Stephen Hawking believes he knows how information escapes black holes
Stephen Hawking announced during a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday that he has potentially solved the Information Paradox. The paradox a conflict betwe...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget NASA's latest Ceres photo shows a strange, conical mountain
If you were hoping that closer-up photos of Ceres would solve some of the dwarf planet's mysteries... well, you'll have to keep waiting. NASA's Dawn probe has transmitted pictures take...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Best camping gear for the tech-savvy
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Head to the TheWirecutter.com to see all of their favorite summer picks.When you're spending ti...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Amazon's one-hour delivery service arrives in Seattle
You'd think that Amazon would have been quick to offer its super-fast Prime Now delivery service in its home territory of Seattle, but nope -- it's just getting around to correcting that see...
12:20 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Verizon's mythical Droid Maxx 2 gets pictured
Motorola's deal with Verizon meant that it was always likely that the Moto X Play would come to the US, just not as the Moto X Play. Now, Android Police believe that they've scored some phot...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget You can use a real paintbrush with Sensel's Morph trackpad
Imagine a trackpad that's more than just a trackpad. Imagine if it could also be a tablet or a keyboard or a piano or a drum machine. And imagine if it was so pressure-sensitive that you could us...
11:40 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Don't stick your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 stylus in backwards
Is it a design flaw or user error? There's a new hullabaloo over the stylus on Samsung's brand new Galaxy Note 5, as first noticed by an Android Central forum user. Up until now, every previ...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget The Uber effect: government report shows London's private taxi boom
Private taxi apps like Uber, Hailo and Gett are becoming ever popular, but not everyone is happy with their UK expansion. But how widespread are they? According to new figures from the Department of T...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Taking stock of 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition'
Gears of War practically defined the Xbox 360. And as is the recent trend, it's getting a fancy schmancy remaster that runs at 1080p and 60 frames per second. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is th...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget TuneIn Premium streams live sports, music and audiobooks for $8 a month
The ability to livestream television, especially sports, is handy while you're away from home. But what about the times (driving, working, etc.) when you can't give a screen your undivided a...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review: the best big phone just got better
For a while there, companies like Palm and Microsoft insisted that the mark of a serious smartphone was the ability to write on it with a stylus. The industry seemingly changed its mind with the adven...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget GOG Galaxy lets you roll back broken or unwanted updates
The latest version of gaming platform GOG Galaxy now supports patch and update rollbacks, letting you quickly restore a game to a previous version. Rollbacks were originally touted by the company as a...
09:52 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget eSports gets its first major UK bookmaker
Ignore it all you like, but eSports is booming. There are now million-dollar payouts, doping scandals and even official ways to put money down on your favourite squad. While gambling on eSports is sti...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget This might be HTC's late-2015 flagship phone
HTC has been promising another "hero" phone this October to try and turn around its dismal fiscal performance, but what that device would look like has remained a mystery. Would it just be a...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Mozilla to fire suspected employee posting hate speech on Reddit
Mozilla is showing an even stronger commitment to a diverse workplace, thanks to a new pledge by its CEO to fire an "employee" who feels otherwise. In a project meeting, Chris Baird called o...
08:51 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Sony's next phone is yet another rectangular slab
If you were hoping for a radical change in Sony's Xperia formula, bad news -- it looks like the company is sticking with its blocky "Omnibalance" design for now. A tweet from Sony UK is...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Massive Minesweeper, Android 4 BlackBerry and more
Today on In Case You Missed It, I've replaced Kerry Davis in a sinister plot to take over the show while she's on vacation drinking Angry Orchard by the lake. In actual news, we celebrated W...
07:52 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget BBC's license fee study muddies the debate it tries to solve
WIth the BBC's funding firmly in the government's sights, the broadcaster has published a new study attempting to highlight its value. With help from research agency MTM, the Beeb removed ac...
07:42 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Microsoft keeps the candybar dream alive with the Nokia 222
There was a time when, if you'd told me I could buy a connected MP3 player with a camera, for $37, I'd have suggested a little less "jazz" in your cigarettes. Today, in 2015, that&...
06:08 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget 'Spam King' guilty of posting 27 million Facebook messages
One of the web's all-time notorious spammers is facing jail time after pleading guilty to sending 27 million unwanted messages to Facebook users. Sanford Wallace, aka "the Spam King," a...
05:20 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Meet WileyFox, Britain's answer to OnePlus
Wileyfox isn't a smartphone brand you've heard of before. They're an entirely new player from the UK hoping to muscle into the already packed Android market with, you've guessed it...
04:35 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Mirror your Android device on your Mac or PC with Vysor
There are plenty of ways to mirror your smartphone onto your desktop, but none are as apparently easy (or snappy) as this one. Vysor has been cooked-up by AllCast creator Koush as a seamless way to mi...
04:25 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Amazon brings HDR video streaming to the UK
Sure, Amazon is focusing on Ultra HD (4K) broadcasts for its upcoming streaming content, but that isn't all that the company has on the agenda. Two months after it began supporting high dynamic r...
02:40 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Neil Young's Pono is having expansion and funding troubles
Neil Young says the Pono music player and its accompanying high-quality music service aren't doing too badly. He also admits, however, that things haven't been easy since he and his team man...
01:00 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Olympus' E-M10 II mirrorless camera is small, but feature-packed
Olympus has had a busy 2015. From the E-M5 Mark II to the Air lens camera, the company's made sure to offer products for every different type of budget and taste. Today, Olympus is keeping this t...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, August 25, 2015
Engadget Philips' latest Hue kit gives you wireless light dimming
Dimmable lights can add an air of sophistication to your abode, but setting them up? Not fun -- not unless you enjoy messing with home wiring or paying a lot of money. Philips might have a better way,...
11:53 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget 'Bit.Trip' limited vinyl soundtrack loaded with killer indie games
The folks over at iam8bit have been knocking it out of the park pretty regularly. Earlier this year they released the absolutely gorgeous vinyl edition of the Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack, an equally be...
11:10 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Google can upload your thumb drives to its cloud storage (for a price)
Cloud services are convenient, because you can upload data anytime, anywhere, so long as you have an internet connection. But if you're a developer with terabytes upon terabytes of data, it could...
11:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Watch Sony's prototype drone do a vertical takeoff
Here's your first look at the drone Sony's developing with a Tokyo robotics firm under its collab company called Aerosense. The UAV can carry up to 22 pounds, fly continuously for two hours ...
10:40 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Saturn illuminates the surface of its icy moon
Saturn's moon Enceladus is covered in ice. We already knew that. But what you see above is evidence of just how icy it actually is. The right side of the celestial body isn't illuminated by ...
10:20 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Uber tests picking up passengers along specific routes
Uber has a new feature that could save customers some precious, precious dollars. TechCrunch has discovered that the company is testing out what it calls "Smart Routes" for UberPool, wherein...
09:55 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget ASUS and Samsung make the fastest-charging smartphones
Your smartphone's battery life is no doubt very important to you, but its charging time matters, too -- just ask anyone who's had mere minutes to top up a phone before heading out. So who of...
09:35 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Russia bans all of Wikipedia over an article about hashish
Russia's government apparently thinks that by censoring the Internet, its citizens will forget that drugs exist. After briefly banning Reddit recently over a single thread about psychedelic mushr...
09:10 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Using your old gear with 'Rock Band 4' on Xbox One will cost you
Rock Band is rising from the dead this fall, and as such we're starting to get finer details about different prices and packages for the forthcoming game. Unfortunately for Xbox One owners, the &...
08:18 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget GoGo gets the green light for its next-gen in-flight internet
In-flight internet comes with a kind of technological ambivalence -- the fact that it exists at all feels like a complete miracle, but at the same time it almost always totally sucks. Don't worry...
07:18 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget 'Super Time Force Ultra' comes to PS4 and PS Vita on September 1st
Super Time Force is one of the more mind-bending indie games to break cover in recent years, and now the time-traveling, side-scrolling shooter is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. As of Septem...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Facebook's 'Donate Now' button makes it easy to help non-profits
If you've ever wanted to make an online contribution to a non-profit but were put off by having to wade through the organization's website, Facebook has your back. It's deploying a &qu...
05:18 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget MIT's newest 3D printer spouts 10 materials at a time
One of the biggest hindrances to current 3D printers is that they almost exclusively stick to a single precursor be it plastic, metal or glass. At most, you can get one that extrudes three materials a...
04:50 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Comcast's gigabit internet should be widely available by 2018
Don't despair if you're a Comcast customer jonesing for super-fast gigabit internet access -- it'll come your way eventually. The cable company's network architecture VP explains ...
04:25 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Microsoft wants you to scan in 3D using only your phone
If you want to do some 3D scanning, you usually have to get either a dedicated scanner or a less-than-elegant add-on. Microsoft Research and the University of Oxford think there's a better way, ...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget 'GTA V' video editor is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One next month
A number of recent games have photo editor modes for making stylish screenshots out of your adventure, but Grand Theft Auto V's full video recording and editing feature is unique (not to mention ...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's prototype keyboard cover has an e-ink touchscreen
Tablets are becoming more useful for getting real work done. Looking to further bridge the gap between slate and laptop, Microsoft Applied Sciences built a prototype device it calls the DisplayCover: ...
03:05 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Stephen Colbert's first 'Late Show' guests include Tesla and Uber CEOs
Stephen Colbert has long been a fan of emerging tech, and that's definitely reflected in his early guest list for The Late Show. His second episode (September 9th) will have him once again speak...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Twitter shuts down accounts monitoring politicians' deleted tweets
After suspending API access to the Open State Foundation's (OSF) primary American account in May, Twitter went ahead and nixed the foundation's 30 remaining satellite accounts over the weeke...
02:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Ashley Madison offers $500,000 bounty to help find hackers
The Impact Life hackers might not release any more data they stole from adultery-enabling site Ashley Madison, but the legal investigation into who exactly is responsible for the security breach is ju...
02:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Ashley Madison offers $376,000 bounty to help find hackers
The Impact Life hackers might not release any more data they stole from adultery-enabling site Ashley Madison, but the legal investigation into who exactly is responsible for the security breach is ju...
01:59 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Twitter adds desktop notifications to direct messages on the web
Twitter's direct messages via the web just got more useful. Today the social network will start rolling out DM notifications for its site which will be available for everyone by the end of the we...
01:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Cortana officially arrives on Android via public beta
Following a leak last month, Microsoft's virtual assistant officially arrived on Android. Thanks to a public beta, Redmond keeps its promise to bring Cortana to the Google faithful. As we've...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Back to School Guide 2015: Picks under $500
It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldr...
12:28 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry Passport sports Android in demo video
An Android-powered slider may not be the only phone BlackBerry has pegged for Google's mobile OS. Following the leaks of a device codenamed "Venice" that's said to be offered in bo...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget The gorgeous faces and stunning cinematography of 'Until Dawn'
The PlayStation 4's latest exclusive Until Dawn is absolutely stunning visually. In particular? Its faces. By using 3D performance capture techniques that include strapping an HD camera rig attac...
11:26 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Nintendo is once again open to movies based on its games
Nintendo has lately been willing to license its characters for movies (see Donkey Kong's appearance in Pixels), but it's been a long time since there was a flick based on its characters -- m...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget The real horror of 'Until Dawn' is that Sony sent it to die
"Are we, like, in a movie right now?" It's an apt question one of the handsome teens starring in PlayStation 4's latest exclusive, Until Dawn, asked about an hour after I picked up...
10:33 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Citymapper travel app tells you the best place to get on the train
While Apple and Google are incorporating more public transport data into their operating systems, standalone apps like Citymapper continue to lead the way in terms of features. Already in 28 cities, t...
10:15 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Labour party joins calls for BT and Openreach breakup
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is currently reviewing whether BT and Openreach, a subsidiary which manages most of the UK's broadband infrastructure, should be left alone or separated entirely. Sky ...
10:10 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Scientists create a 'wormhole' for magnetic fields
Humanity is still a long way from creating space-time wormholes -- if they're even possible -- but that isn't stopping Spanish researchers from achieving something similar for magnetism. Th...
09:44 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget The Mega Yarn Yoshi Amiibo is coming to take over the world
If you thought that 8-bit Mario Amiibo from E3 was huge, you ain't seen nothing yet: Mega Yarn Yoshi is coming to take the "biggest Amiibo" crown. The beautiful toy you see above is an ...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget 'Star Fox Zero' swoops onto Wii U on November 20
Nintendo Wii U owners, mark your calendars. The Japanese console maker will be launching Star Fox Zero, the next space adventure from Shigeru Miyamoto, on November 20th in the US and Europe. It's...
08:48 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Android Pay coming to US on August 26th, according to McDonald's
It's hard to get super excited about mobile payments, but Android Pay will give a large number of folks a new way to pay for things. A new document from McDonald's unearthed by Android Polic...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Happy 20th birthday, Windows 95!
When Windows 95 launched on Thursday August 24th 1995 (the clue's in the name), Mortal Kombat was the surprise box office hit, TLC was top of the charts, and Microsoft was pushing its new operati...
07:25 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget BBC to stop using Met Office weather data after 93 years
For almost a century, the Met Office has supplied the BBC with weather data for its daily forecasts. Its predictions aren't always correct, and they're often a depressing end to TV news bull...
07:17 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Torrent tracker bans Windows 10 over 'terrible privacy policy'
Windows 10 is facing some fierce resistance from a few of the most dedicated torrenting communities. As TorrentFreak reports, the private torrent tracker iTS has banned its members from using the oper...
06:10 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Huawei Nexus leak reveals a weird camera hump
Google's Nexus phablet from Huawei looks like a steamroller ran over a periscope, if a leak from China's iNexus.co has any merit. Google is reportedly releasing two new Nexus models with And...
04:22 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget Pokemon players arrested after bringing guns to World Championships
In a bizarre turn of events, police have arrested arrested two men for threatening the Pokemon World Championships in Boston. Investigators from the Boston Police Department (BPD) were tipped off afte...
03:50 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget BT outbowls Sky to show England's next Ashes series
The 2015 Ashes series may only have concluded yesterday (with England retaining the urn), but broadcasters are already focusing their attention to the next round of tests in two winters' time. Af...
02:28 am -04 - Mon, August 24, 2015
Engadget LG's latest 10-inch Android tablet comes with a sharper screen
Still (still?) looking for the Android tablet that fits your lifestyle? Maybe LG will capture your imagination, / wallet with a G Pad sequel that cranks up the processor speed (now a quad-core Snapdra...
11:47 pm -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget Twitter bots are trying to silence Mexican protesters
Many activists thrive on Twitter, both to get their messages heard and to coordinate their on-the-ground action. However, it looks like there's a growing, sophisticated effort to dismantle Mexica...
09:50 pm -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget The 'Uncharted' PS4 collection isn't just a quick-and-dirty port
There's no doubt that Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is an attempt to rekindle interest in the franchise (and score some extra sales) ahead of Uncharted 4's release next year. Howev...
08:16 pm -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget Lumia Camera works on non-Microsoft phones, with a catch
Microsoft vowed earlier this year that Lumia Camera would become the default camera app on all Windows 10 phones, but you won't have to wait for the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade to give it a shot. ...
06:45 pm -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget Google wants to help you post food photos on Maps
If you can't help but take photos of your food before you chow down, you'll be glad to hear that Google might be ready to fuel your habit. Months after shutting down its experimental food sh...
05:12 pm -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget Moto X Play reportedly coming to Verizon as the Droid Maxx 2
When Motorola unveiled the Moto X Play, it left Americans hanging. Would that combination of a big display, mid-tier specs and a huge battery ever reach the US? If you ask Phandroid, the answer is yes...
03:40 pm -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget Windows 10's face detection isn't easily fooled by twins
Windows 10's facial recognition is supposed to make it easy to sign into your PC while maintaining security, but just how good is it? Good enough that even your doppelganger might not get in, ap...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry's Android phone should include a ton of BB10 features
BlackBerry's repeatedly leaked Venice slider may look like it's running stock Android on the surface, but new leaks suggest that there's a lot more going on underneath. Evan Blass (aka...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget Life with the Dash button: good design for Amazon, bad for everyone else
On a sunny Saturday morning, seven Amazon Dash buttons arrived to my apartment. Dash is a decidedly Jetsonian future come to life. A Wi-Fi connected button for my every need! Push one in my toddler�...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget The After Math: A robot fights for funding, vaping's vote of confidence
Welcome to the After Math. This week, vaping gets a vote of confidence, Samsung plans a sky full of internet satellites and plenty of other things with numbers that we don't want to spoil. Everyt...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'Star Wars' parks and solar sports cars
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.Last week Google unveiled a breakthrough project ...
06:25 am -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget 'Pac-Man' embraces mobile with an endless running game
Pac-Man is no stranger to the mobile world, but most of his games are just the classic maze runner scaled down to phone size. Wouldn't it be nice if the yellow chomper got a game that's act...
02:36 am -04 - Sun, August 23, 2015
Engadget ASUS makes a Zenfone 2 with a whopping 256GB of storage
Smartphones with more than 128GB of storage are still extremely rare, but they just became a little more accessible... if you live in Brazil, at least. ASUS has unveiled a Delxue Special Edition of th...
11:43 pm -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget Android lock patterns as predictable as common passwords
Know how a lot of people tend to use passwords such as "123456" or, well, "password?" Well, turns out Android lock patterns (ALPs) are just as predictable. Norwegian University of ...
09:27 pm -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget Swatch plans multiple smartwatches, but they'll be simple
Swatch has only just dipped its toes into the smartwatch waters, but it already has grand ambitions in the category. CEO Nick Hayek tells Tages-Anzeiger that next year's Touch Zero Two (due arou...
07:29 pm -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget Nintendo patent hints at a return to disc-free game consoles
Nintendo has said little about what its future NX console will involve (besides not running Android), but one of the company's recent US patent applications might be a hint as to what it's p...
07:29 pm -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget Nintendo patent filing hints at a return to disc-free game consoles
Nintendo has said little about what its future NX console will involve (besides not running Android), but one of the company's recent US patent applications might be a hint as to what it's p...
06:02 pm -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget TSA inadvertently shows the dangers of master baggage keys
Security researchers have long warned of the dangers of using master-keyed locks -- if thieves get their hands on just one key, they compromise all of the compatible locks at the same time. And unfor...
04:31 pm -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Curiosity takes a 'belly selfie' on Mars
You really shouldn't take selfies from a low angle -- it could lead to unflattering images that emphasize double chins, chubby cheeks and big nostrils. That is, unless you're the Curiosity r...
03:29 pm -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget Motorola's Moto 360 sequel shows up in the wild
Motorola hasn't done the best job of keeping its Moto 360 follow-up a secret, and it doesn't look like that trend is about to reverse any time soon. Chicago-area observers on Google+ and Re...
01:58 pm -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget Verizon is still 'evaluating' support for Samsung Pay
We hope you weren't planning to use your Verizon-badged Galaxy S6 or Note 5 with Samsung Pay on September 28th... you might be disappointed. Big Red notes that it's still in the "proces...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget Why Xiaomi is Apple's biggest threat in China (and soon, everywhere else)
When the new iOS 9 comes out this fall, Apple's iPhone Maps app will finally offer public-transit directions. At first, the feature will be available for just 10 cities worldwide. Except in China...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget 13 scientific breakthroughs inspired by nature
Biomimicry, the field of science that takes direct R&amp;D cues from nature's own solutions, has provided us with breakthrough materials, inspired developments in robotic locomotion and infor...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: The Ashley Madison hack should scare you
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...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, August 22, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Gameroulette, 3D-glass printing and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: An MIT group built a 3D printer that extrudes glass rather than plastic; they believe the technology could be used to make cheaper fiber optic cables. Chatroulette user...
11:55 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget NASA technologies star in One Direction's music video
Ah, pop stars. They can be anyone they want in their music videos: spies, goddesses and, in One Direction's case, astronauts blasting off to space. The boy band's latest music video for the ...
11:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Tinder gets a lo-fi makeover in 'Millenial Swipe Simulator 2015'
If you've been using Tinder for long enough chances are that you've opened the app in the morning with some rather surprising matches. Brainlessly swiping right on whoever fits the bill for ...
11:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Tinder gets a lo-fi makeover in 'Millennial Swipe Simulator 2015'
If you've been using Tinder for long enough chances are that you've opened the app in the morning with some rather surprising matches. Brainlessly swiping right on whoever fits the bill for ...
11:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget 10 people will get to play a 24-screen game of Minesweeper
I'm not quite keen on playing a massive game of Minesweeper when a tiny one is enough to make me go nuclear. But hey, if you've aways dreamt of playing it on 24 high-definition displays, you...
10:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Weird noises emerge from a Frankenstein cassette-tape keyboard
Of course everyone knows what a Mellotron is (no, everyone doesn't), but allow us to briefly explain anyway. The Mellotron is a keyboard hooked up to analog tape -- press a key and the instrument...
10:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget OneDrive's Groups feature shutting down October 16th
Microsoft officially announced it's axing the Groups feature in OneDrive in the coming weeks, meaning stalwarts still using the online storage service for collaborating will need to start migrati...
09:35 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget The international version of the Lenovo-backed ZUK Z1 runs Cyanogen 12
There's a lot to like about the ZUK Z1, a Chinese flagship smartphone backed by the folks at Lenovo -- it has a USB Type-C port with support for audio output, a huge 4,100 mAh battery, a multi-fu...
09:15 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget 'Half-Life 2' plus 'Hotline Miami' equals 'Half-Line Miami'
What's better than a pixelated, top-down gorefest set to frenetic synth music? A pixelated, top-down gorefest set to frenetic synth music with a gravity gun. Half-Line Miami is an unapologetic mi...
08:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget PSA: Apple will replace your iPhone 6 Plus' wonky camera
Did you buy an iPhone 6 Plus sometime between last September and this January? Do you notice that your shots taken with its back camera come out all blurry? Yeah, it's not just you. Turns out, a ...
07:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Ashley Madison hackers bash the site's security practices in Q&A
Impact Team, the hackers that stole a massive amount of data from infidelity hookup site Ashley Madison earlier this week, have come forward to tell their side of the story. In an email Q&amp;A wi...
06:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Dr. Dre's 'Compton' makes its way to Google Music, Rdio and Tidal
Apple Music's exclusive grip on Dr. Dre's new album lasted two weeks. Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre is now streaming from the likes of Google Play, Tidal, Rdio and Rhapsody based on our q...
06:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Dr. Dre's 'Compton' makes its way to Google Music, Rdio and others
Apple Music's exclusive grip on Dr. Dre's new album lasted two weeks. Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre is now streaming from the likes of Google Play, Deezer, Tidal, Rdio and Rhapsody based ...
05:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Google is now including tweets in desktop search results
Twitter and Google have been playing together more as of late. A few months ago, Google started including recent and relevant tweets alongside search results on your mobile phone. Today, the company a...
04:26 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA is testing online game sharing for GeForce Experience
You know that awesome PlayStation 4 feature that lets you digitally "pass" your controller to a friend over the internet? Soon you'll be able do that on a PC, too. The next big update t...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget The top 18 gaming products you can buy right now
In general, gaming hardware has a bit of staying power, at least until you get seduced by a next-gen console. The latest update to our buyer's guide included many carryovers from last time, altho...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Intel CEO wants its technology in every device (even golf clubs)
With spider robots and BMX bike stunts taking the stage at the opening keynote for this year's Intel Developer Forum (and hardly any details about actual chips) it's clear Intel wants to be ...
02:40 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Yahoo Mail helps you track packages and remember events
A couple of new, useful features are coming to Yahoo's web email client. For starters, the company has announced that Mail will now send notifications when packages are due to be delivered -- you...
02:06 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget NASA salvages old space shuttle parts for the ISS
NASA has apparently been stripping and reusing parts from old spacecraft, because when you have lofty goals and a limited budget, you gotta do what you gotta do. For instance, it's salvaging the ...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget MIT figured out how to 3D print using glass instead of plastic
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled a new 3D printing method on Friday that employs transparent glass as precursor instead of plastic. The method, called 3DGP, works basi...
01:11 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget The Pokemon fighting game you've been waiting for hits Wii U in 2016
Hold on to your Pok&eacute; Balls -- Pokk&eacute;n Tournament, the Pok&eacute;mon fighting game that debuted in Japanese arcades this year, is heading to Wii U in spring 2016, worldwide. P...
12:44 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Foursquare dusts off its leaderboards for Swarm
Foursquare has clearly been trying to bring back the sparkle it lost when it split into two. After reviving global mayorships in hopes of enticing old users to start checking in again, it's now r...
12:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Google Chrome spellchecks multiple languages at once
Google is adding a new feature for Chrome that will help bilingual folks and ex-pats a lot. Developer Fran&ccedil;ois Beaufort revealed that you can now spellcheck in multiple languages, even in t...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget The best Bluetooth headset
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.Not everyone needs a Bluetooth headset. But if you're hopping on and off th...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget GameFly brings game streaming to Samsung smart TVs
Is it still soon for video game streaming services? Maybe. OnLive is gone and PlayStation Now has had a rocky launch, making GameFly's entrance all the more surprising. After launching on Amazon&...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget OnePlus 2 update brings Stagefright patch, battery improvements
We knew an over-the-air update was coming to the OnePlus 2, but now it's here. Today, OnePlus released the first software revision for its new flagship smartphone, bringing with it a few major ch...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget With this rugged speaker, sound takes a backseat to accessories
It takes a lot to get me excited about a Bluetooth speaker these days. Although subpar sound quality plagued early devices, newer models offer both good looks and solid audio. Even so, most of the cur...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Mike Tyson's Bitcoin ATM is now a thing
Whenever someone brings up Bitcoin, the first thing that comes to everyone's mind is an image of Mike Tyson. After all, cryptographic currencies beloved by investment wonks, libertarians and drug...
10:18 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Echo will soon control SmartThings devices
Just in time for the release of SmartThings new home automation hub next month, it looks like the Samsung-owned smart home platform is getting Amazon Echo integration soon, according to a (now unpubli...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget 'Gunjack' producer on making virtual reality work for mobile
"Mobile VR doesn't have to mean [physically] moving around, but rather something you can access as easily in a caf&eacute; or a plane as you can at home. It was a choice made from day on...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Flipboard users can upvote their way to a better home feed
Flipboard gives you lots of different ways to find interesting reads. You can choose specific topics, publications, users and magazines, all of which contribute to your main "Cover Stories" ...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Hyperloop gets a little closer to reality
One of the firms competing to turn Elon Musk's tube-based alternative to high-speed rail has taken a small step towards making it a reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed deals...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Electric surfboard, '80s video app and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: If Jaws has kept you out of the ocean, there's another way to experience surfing. Just pay $4,000 for the Onean Electric Surfboard and cruise lakes and rivers inst...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Spotify's new privacy policy shouldn't freak you out
The internet is awash with reports that Spotify, the music streaming service, is adopting The Big Book of Dystopian Futures as its new corporate policy. The furor is over the company's updated pr...
08:03 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Chatroulette users stumble into a live-action zombie shooter
Chatroulette often brings surprises, but usually not good ones. However, several users were recently greeted with an amazing real life, live-streaming Doom-style first person shooter (FPS) game comple...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry's Android-powered slider phone gets shown in motion
Want a closer look at Blackberry's rumored, occasionally leaked Android, keyboard-toting smartphone? Evan Blass (of @evleaks) has unearthed some device videos that offer a closer look at that all...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget O2's 'intelligent' network adjusts masts to boost your signal
Mobile network infrastructure isn't exactly an enthralling dinner-table topic, and yet somehow, O2's actually managed to make it sound interesting. The carrier's announced that it'...
05:37 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Sky Sports will show 100 extra La Liga matches this season
To make up for its lack of Champions League and Europa League football, Sky is doubling down on La Liga. The broadcaster will be showing over 300 matches from the Spanish division this season -- up fr...
05:32 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget The adorable 'Kerbal Space Program' will land on Xbox One
Kerbal Space Program's cute little green engineers are coming to Xbox One. Much like the PlayStation 4 version that was announced in June, there isn't a release date listed for the spaceship...
04:01 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Comcast releases its livestreaming app to all subscribers
Comcast says its livestreaming app did very well during its limited release, so the company's now making it available to all Xfinity customers. The app, called Xfinity Share, gives you a way to b...
02:37 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget UK orders Google to kill links to 'right to be forgotten' stories
The whole point of the European Union's "right to be forgotten" laws is to remove links to irrelevant or outdated data about a persons life from Google, but a vicious cycle of news abou...
01:33 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Tesla will give free chargers to select Airbnb hosts
Tesla is teaming up with Airbnb to give customers staying for a vacation in the West Coast some peace of mind. The automaker plans to give free chargers to over 100 Airbnb hosts in the region, particu...
12:01 am -04 - Fri, August 21, 2015
Engadget Samsung's next big thing is a free trial program for iPhone owners
You know Samsung isn't afraid to taunt Apple with ads. But now, in the name of marketing, the South Korean company is introducing a program that aims to lure users away from the iPhone. With Ulti...
11:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget FCC to build an open source video platform for ASL users
The FCC is developing a video access platform that will allow American Sign Language (ASL) users to communicate with businesses and government agencies more easily, Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on T...
11:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget The agonizingly slow decline of Adobe Flash Player
This story on Adobe Flash was supposed to turn out a bit differently.The idea was to talk with some of the biggest websites still using Adobe's browser plugin, which has fallen out of favor withi...
10:06 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Love, space and lasers in a neon-infused Xbox One and Steam game
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime was nominated for an award in Visual Art at the 2013 Independent Games Festival, and since then it looks like this little game has gotten a lot bigger and brighter. Plu...
08:35 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Yahoo Weather warns you about rain in time to find an umbrella
Weather apps are quite handy, and now Yahoo's mobile software is even more helpful. The app will send you an alert 15 minutes before rain or snow is expected to start so you have enough time to p...
07:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget The latest Ashley Madison data release is twice as big as the first
It looks like the Ashley Madison hackers aren't done releasing data they pilfered from the company in July. As reported by Motherboard, another set of data has been posted on the same "Dark ...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Hands-on with Fotokite Phi, a pet drone on a leash
Drone enthusiasts are flush with options these days, from a Parrot for a few hundred dollars to high-end quadcopters going for upward of $5,000. But the Fotokite Phi is unique because it offers a teth...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Jolla's crowdsourced tablet is up for pre-order
The Jolla tablet started life with an interesting pitch: a crowdfunded slate with a novel, gesture-based OS, an Intel 64-bit quad-core CPU, a high resolution 7.85-inch screen and software features cul...
04:39 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Android Wear update makes watch faces come to life
Google fans already rocking Android Wear will get an update this week that enables interactive watch faces. You can tap them to show more information or launch an app. The three watch faces released t...
04:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Your next Android phone won't have as many pre-installed apps
If you never use Google Play Games, Google Play Books, Google+ or Google Newsstand, than good news: none of them will be installed on your next Android phone. The suite of apps used to be mandatory fo...
03:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Bluetooth speakers, 48-inch TV 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...
03:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Bluetooth speakers, a 48-inch TV 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...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Make better cocktails with this LED-covered Bluetooth stick
The idea of using technology to make a better cocktail is hardly new -- companies as big as Google on down to the smallest startups are trying to enable those of us with no mixing skills to make a pas...
03:12 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget JFK installs phone-tracking beacons to better estimate wait times
More than 19 million travellers pass through JFK airport each year. That leads to a lot of standing around in lines, either waiting to get through customs or waiting for baggage at the carousel -- eve...
02:56 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Nintendo drops the 2DS to $100
Anyone who's been holding out for a new Nintendo handheld, we really hope you didn't buy a 2DS last night. Nintendo has dropped the retail price of the 2DS -- its dual-screen, non-3D handhel...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Japan's top oil company is building an 'Aliens' power loader
This is turning out to be an awesome week for powered exoskeletons. First, America's MegaBot clears half of its initial $500,000 Kickstarter goal ahead of next year's fight against Japan...
02:26 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget 'Calendula' wants to be a weird mix of 'Twin Peaks' and 'PT'
Why would anyone play a game that doesn't want to be played? It's a question with an answer, though it may be buried within the spastic, terrifying scenes of Calendula, the game in developme...
02:12 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Here are the most popular emojis by state (kind of)
Emoji are insanely popular, despite the near-endless stream of stickers and GIFs that dominate our messaging apps these days. But depending on where you live, some emoji are more popular than others. ...
01:56 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Google Photos will now automatically surface pictures you took in years past
The revamped Google Photos service that was introduced at I/O this year is already one of our favorite ways to manage our ever-growing image collections, and Google keeps on adding features to make it...
01:40 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget ISS astronauts mimic nature to turn urine into drinking water
Recycling water is key for astronauts on the International Space Station since sending water to the crew is heavy and expensive. The current systems work well and the tech is being used here on Earth ...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Video games are tackling mental health with mixed results
Mental illness occupies a strange place in video games. After centuries of misdiagnosis and misinterpretation, we've begun to comprehend the reasons behind disorders and their prevalence in moder...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Four weeks with Jet (aka 'My month without Amazon')
I placed my very first order on Amazon.com for two very popular albums back on June 20th, 2000. I'd later go on to place about 230 orders, including everything from a mattress (no wait, make that...
12:40 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Walking blindly into 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture'
Welcome back to Playdate, where Engadget runs through the latest games while broadcasting them live on Twitch. If you're feeling a bit of d&eacute;j&agrave; vu that's entirely natura...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget HBO Now arrives on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
We knew it was coming, and now it's here. HBO Now, the network's standalone streaming service, is available on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices after making its way to Android...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Giphy Cam wants to be the Instagram of GIFs
Everybody loves a good animated GIF but they're just such a pain to create from a mobile device. Or rather, they were a pain to create on mobile devices now that Giphy's new mobile camera ap...
11:45 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Researchers pluck carbon from the sky, turn it into diamonds
Carbon's the perfect material to build strong yet lightweight materials, but it's also the reason we're running head-first into an ecological apocalypse. Wouldn't it be great if we...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Google gives the world a peek at its secret servers
Google has given everyone a rare look inside its server rooms and detailed how keeps up with the massive growth of its search business. In a blog post, Google Fellow Amin Vadat said that the company&#...
11:15 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Bing beats Google Now to system-wide contextual search
If you can't wait for Android Marshmallow, Microsoft is offering an alternative for one of its most highly anticipated features. With the Bing Search app installed, you can now get "snapshot...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Here's what our readers think of Windows 10
Three weeks have passed since Windows 10 became available for download and, judging by the user reviews left on our product page, it's been one hell of a start. While many users seemed to agree w...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget NASA lists 'The Martian' tech that already exists
A lot of sci-fi films feature technologies we still only dream of, such as time traveling or warp drives -- Ridley Scott's and Andy Weir's The Martian, however, makes use of more realistic o...
10:31 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Huawei's Honor 7i has just one flipping camera
Even though Huawei is just two weeks away from its IFA launch event, it couldn't help but push out another eccentric device beforehand. In Beijing today, the company unveiled the Honor 7i which, ...
10:13 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Researchers can steer your emails away from hostile nations
You're probably doubt aware that no packet of data you send on the internet is safe from prying eyes. And because of the way traffic is routed, those packets often take a ride through nations tha...
09:58 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget App takes VHS-quality videos on iPhones and iPads
If you're wondering why anybody would want to record in VHS quality, well, you clearly never woke up with a strange desire to recreate 80's family home videos that show your dad's mulle...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget The worldwide smartphone market is slowing down
There's a statistic floating around that says that nearly everyone on Earth has a smartphone, but just over half of them have access to proper sanitation. Between that stat and this report from G...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Hypersonic plane, social connections app and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Germany is trying to revive a decades-old plan for a hypersonic commuting plane which would deliver people from Frankfurt to Australia in 90 minutes. A video for a soci...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget MusicCast is Yamaha's answer to Apple Airplay and Google Cast
There's no shortage of WiFi-networked speakers for consumers, but Yamaha wants to bring its own solution and products to the market. Enter MusicCast, the audio manufacturer's version of Goog...
08:10 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Citizen Mars: the story of five people and a one way trip to the Red Planet
You've heard about Mars One. We've spoken to its CEO and co-founder. And, plenty of ink's been spilled on the project due to the unanswered questions regarding its scientific, technolog...
07:11 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Sony's latest SmartBand has a heart rate monitor
Sony has revealed the SmartBand 2, a new version of its original fitness tracker that brings a much-needed heart rate monitor. That was a notable omission from the first SmartBand, a device that'...
06:20 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget China gives its homegrown GPS rival another big push
Alibaba has teamed up with Norinco, a Chinese arms manufacturer, to roll out global positioning services using China's homegrown alternative to GPS. The two companies have sunk roughly $310 milli...
05:14 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget WhatsApp for web is now iOS friendly
Facebook-owned chat messenger WhatsApp launched a web client earlier this year, but the QR code you need to scan to access it didn't work for iOS devices. If you felt left out that time, update y...
04:45 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget EE TV's getting new mobile features and on-demand apps
EE TV is a tough sell at the moment because, in exchange for the rudimentary set-top box, you have to sign up for both EE mobile and home broadband. Freeview DVR, multi-device streaming and some on-de...
04:03 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Scientists have found a way to connect quantum electronics together
Scientists have found a way to connect quantum devices together, transmitting entanglement &mdash; and crucially the quantum properties that could deliver the next-generation of electronics. Sound...
03:35 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Latest Sky update helps you discover new movies
The last update for Sky+HD boxes was all about keepings the kids entertained, so it's only fair that the next give parents a few ideas of what to watch when the munchkins are all tucked up. Rolli...
02:44 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Dropbox saves URLs you drag and drop on the web and PC
We're sure you have your own methods for saving project resources, but if you rely on Dropbox heavily, then this latest update will help make the process a lot easier for you. The cloud service n...
01:00 am -04 - Thu, August 20, 2015
Engadget Comcast is offering cheap internet for old folks
Comcast is launching pilot schemes for its low-cost internet service aimed senior citizens, coming to San Francisco and Palm Beach County, Florida. It forms part of Comcast's Internet Essentials ...
11:15 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Third-person MOBA 'Smite' finally exits beta, launches on Xbox One
If you couldn't get into the beta for Hi-Rez Studios' Xbox One port of Smite, today's your lucky day: you never will. Today, the free-to-play third-person MOBA finally left beta for a f...
10:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget 'Hearthstone's' tournament-themed expansion lands August 24th
If you're aching for more variety in your Hearthstone cards, you don't have too much longer to wait. Blizzard has revealed that the game's latest expansion, The Grand Tournament, will ...
09:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Sony wants your help testing PlayStation 4's next update
In a rare instance of following Microsoft's lead this generation, Sony is opening up a beta program for its game console firmware updates. If you want to help test the next patch all you need to ...
09:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Danish police arrest two for running Popcorn Time guide sites
Danish law enforcement officers have reportedly arrested a pair of men for running two websites tangentially related to Popcorn Time, an outlaw site billed as the "Netflix for Torrenting." N...
08:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget NASA satellites to predict hurricane paths by studying their cores
NASA may soon eliminate much of the uncertainty in predicting the paths of hurricanes and other giant storms. The agency is building CYGNSS (Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System), a flock of eig...
08:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Valve and JJ Abrams' Bad Robot made 'Team Fortress 2' football
Back when Valve and JJ Abrams' Bad Robot production company announced a partnership involving games and film projects it came as a complete surprise. That theme continues with the duo's firs...
07:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Uber's background checks reportedly missed criminal records
Los Angeles and San Francisco are convinced that Uber's background checks aren't as good as the company claims they are, and it looks the two cities might have ample proof that this is a rea...
07:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget MLB allows Apple Watch in dugouts, but phones remain off limits
For coaching in its annual All-Star Game, Major League Baseball gave Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost an Apple Watch. As you might expect, Yost has been wearing quite a bit -- even during games whe...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Ashley Madison leaked data is now searchable (but don't)
If you just returned from an isolated island vacation (or perhaps you live under a particularly sweet and na&iuml;ve rock structure), you may not have heard that notorious "dating service&quo...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Pocket Casts for Android lets you see what people near you are listening to
If you use Android and love podcasts, chances are good you've stumbled upon the Pocket Casts app. It's well-designed, easy to use and includes a host of excellent features to help you discov...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget 'Final Fantasy VII' lands on iOS with built-in cheat codes
If you can't find your old PSOne discs, don't want the PC version and don't have a PS4, there's now one more way to play Final Fantasy VII: on your iPhone. Today Square Enix launch...
05:15 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live takes over the Exchange in Los Angeles this Friday!
We're gearing up to take over Exchange LA this Friday, August 21st at 7PM for our next Engadget Live event, where we'll bring together gadget lovers and awesome tech brands. Sound good? Firs...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Becoming a rain detective with a backyard weather station
London summers can be the most arduous of times. Since early July, we've had highs of 98 and lows of 48. We've had sun, rain and everything in between. Planning where to go or what to wear m...
04:31 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Exotic quantum laser could help study other planets
Scientists might soon have a much easier time discovering every last nuance of other planets. Researchers have developed a quantum cascade laser (which sounds like an amazing sci-fi weapon, by the wa...
04:08 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Project Ara delayed because its phones keep falling apart
Project Ara, the modular mobile phone from Google's Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) group, has hit some delays, and now we're getting a hint as to what went wrong. The Projet Ara t...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Samsung's fast wireless charger is available for pre-order, sort of
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+, it also revealed a fast wireless charging pad that takes advantage of the smartphones' new, speedier Qi charging spec. Well, you can now pre...
03:18 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget DirecTV's first 4K set-top box works with any screen
DirecTV only kinda-sorta launched 4K programming last year. You had to own both a specific DVR and a compatible Samsung TV to watch those extra-crispy documentaries and movies, which left many 4K TV ...
02:55 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget US Open exhibit pits you against Maria Sharapova in VR
From real-time match updates to performance analytics and the Hawk-Eye, the US Open has been upping its technology quotient over the last few years. This year the two-week grand slam tournament is ope...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget 7 real-life cyborg implants
By Cat DiStasioMedical technology advances faster than the speed of light, or at least that's the way it seems sometimes. These days, there are implants to treat all sorts of afflictions, and res...
02:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget '80s game designers had to cheat their way to color graphics
We take powerful computer graphics for granted nowadays, to the point where we complain when 4K games won't play at 60fps. But YouTube's iBookGuy showed how tough designers had it back in th...
01:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Jeb Bush wants to expand the NSA's reach to fight 'evildoers'
Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says that the government should be granted broad surveillance powers over both the American people and and private technology firms so that intelligence agencies can bett...
01:23 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Electric car sales are soaring in Europe (but not the US)
You might think that the US would be the hotbed for electric car sales given California's fondness for green transportation, but nope -- it's Europe. The European Automobile Manufacturers A...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget For $200, Samsung's latest Gear VR headset is a no-brainer
If you're the owner of a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, an extra $200 will get you Samsung's Gear VR Innovator Edition, one of the first virtual reality headsets available to the public. ...
12:41 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi's global devices to get Opera's data-saving tech
Following yesterday's announcement on Opera Max supporting YouTube and Netflix, today the company revealed that Xiaomi's latest Android fork, MIUI 7, will have the same data-saving technolog...
12:22 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget LinkedIn's Lookup app finds co-workers with the right skills
LinkedIn doesn't just want to help you find a job or a new hire -- it thinks it can contribute even after you're gainfully employed. The company's new LinkedIn Lookup app for iPhones (t...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Cuff links and communication!
Hello everyone! This week, we tackle fashion for the very first time! Our main question comes to us from my friend Patrick Norton of TekThing, and answered by Evan Wolkenstein, creator of StyleForDork...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Indian airport now runs entirely on solar power
If humanity is to survive, it's going to have to embrace alternative forms of energy and ditch carbon at double-quick speed. India's making a pretty big stride in that direction after declar...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Android Auto update puts music and directions up front
Given that users are operating heavy machinery, tweaking a car system interface is a delicate act. As such, Google has made some subtle changes to the Android Auto home screen in the latest update to ...
11:05 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Amazon UK is ending book and video game trade-ins
Did you know that Amazon UK accepts book and video game trade-ins? Nope, me neither. It seems plenty of other customers were oblivious, or at least haven't been using it, because the company has ...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget NASA wants to send your names to Mars with the InSight lander
Most of us -- even those who think they have a chance to live there -- might never get the chance to set foot on Mars. But, hey, we can at least send our names to the red planet, courtesy of NASA. The...
10:15 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget OnePlus 2 review: a worthy sequel, flaws and all
I don't envy the team at OnePlus. After shipping a smartphone that made us rethink what we could get -- nay, what we deserved -- for $299, it was tasked with building an even better follow-up. If...
09:53 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Microsoft studio wants you to choose and shape its next game
Press Play, the Danish developer behind Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba is opening up its doors to seek advice on its next game. The Microsoft-owned studio is entering what it calls "op...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Virgin Media's new WiFi network uses customer routers
Virgin Media customers already have access to several free WiFi networks, but come September, they'll have even more options. On top of the company's own WiFi hotspots on the London Undergro...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Knock twice for friendship with this app
Say you've just met someone at a party. It turns out you guys go to the same school, hang out at the same coffee shops and are both really into John Steinbeck. Now it's time for you to part ...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget UK research finds vaping is 95 percent safer than smoking
Vaping just took a huge step forward in its quest for public acceptance. A report published today by Public Health England (PHE), an agency sponsored by the UK's Department for Health, has conclu...
09:14 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Hack puts custom faces on your Apple Watch
You don't have to wait for a possible software update to put custom faces on your Apple Watch... if you're willing to throw caution to the wind, anyway. Developer Hamza Sood has written cod...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Thought-controlled exoskeleton, textingbrella & more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Thought-controlled exoskeletons are walking around a lab in Korea and we remain impressed. An advertisement for a redesigned handle on an umbrella is making us all shou...
07:55 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget 'Duke Nukem' franchise ownership finally settled
A dispute that left ownership of the Duke Nukem franchise in limbo has officially been settled. In a statement, Gearbox Software affirmed that it's the "full and rightful owner of the Duke N...
07:09 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget UK advert police explain to vloggers what an advert is
Vloggers, bloggers and social media celebs have captive, loyal audiences that make them prime partners for marketers. Like it or not, most new media stars dabble in advertising of one form or another ...
06:50 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Microsoft shows off first Windows preview since release
Windows is transitioning from something that you buy once every few years to a service that's updated on a regular basis. Windows 10 has only been out for a few weeks but already Microsoft's...
05:45 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget NASA releases gorgeous image of Saturn's moon Dione
NASA today released a new image of Dione, one of Saturn's many moons, as the spacecraft responsible for the shots moved into the next phases of its assignment. The visible light photograph displa...
04:33 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Aston plans Tesla-fighting 800-hp electric Rapide
Aston Martin intends to launch an electric version of the Rapide in the next two years, boasting 800 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and a 200-mile range. An electric DBX is also on the way somewhat late...
04:14 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget BBC iPlayer now lets you pause and resume shows on different devices
BBC iPlayer lets you watch TV shows on almost any device, but until now all of the different apps have felt like pretty siloed experiences. Well, that's soon going to change. An update rolling ou...
03:11 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Privacy-focused Blackphone 2 is ready for pre-order
Blackphone 2, the second iteration of Silent Circle's privacy-focused handset, is now available for pre-order -- assuming you don't mind reserving a device without knowing its price. The ori...
01:57 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget VAIO returns: coming to a Microsoft Store near you this October
When Sony announced that it was spinning off its PC business, many mourned the passing of the premium -- but not quite best-selling -- VAIO series. The company was reborn in Japan, focusing on far les...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget Parallels 11 brings Microsoft's Cortana to Macs before Siri
The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like it's trolling Apple. One of Parallels 11's key features, alongside full Windows 10 su...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, August 19, 2015
Engadget The stuff-finding Tile now helps you find your phone
Placing a location-tracking Tile on you stuff has become a good way to keep you from pulling up all the couch cushions in your house when you misplace your car keys. Today, Tile has introduced a new w...
11:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Macy's fights online shopping with a tablet in fitting rooms
The internet changed the way people shop, and Macy's is well aware of this. In an effort to compete with successful online retailers like Amazon, Macy's wants to rethink the shopping experie...
10:58 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Skype for Android gives you custom ringtones and photo forwarding
If you use Skype enough on your Android phone that you can't always make heads or tails of who's calling, today's your day. An updated version of Skype for Android brings the same kind...
10:27 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Microsoft patches up IE flaw that gives hackers access to your PC
Microsoft has issued a critical update to patch up an Internet Explorer hole that can give hackers access to your system. Hackers could create websites capable of exploiting the zero-day vulnerability...
09:54 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Intel and Google want your phone to see in 3D
Intel's RealSense camera tech can sense and scan three-dimensional objects, while Google's Project Tango sensors are adept at motion tracking and 3D-mapping. It just makes sense for the two ...
09:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Amazon's latest service test has you picking up orders
Amazon has jumped through hoops trying to speed up deliveries, but wouldn't it sometimes make sense to eliminate the last-mile shipping altogether and pick up orders yourself? That might just hap...
08:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Sony's 'Metal Gear Solid V' devices flaunt your stealth action fandom
Are you a Metal Gear Solid fan? So much so that you bought an MGS edition PS4, and have no trouble making sense of the series' frequently intricate plots? You'll want to hit up your favorit...
08:18 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Andy Serkis whispers about the devil in this live-action 'Volume' vid
Volume isn't a movie, though it does feature a major film star, a popular YouTube personality and a BAFTA award-winning voice actor. Not bad for the sequel to Thomas was Alone, an adorable video ...
07:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Tesla starts testing its autopilot features with Model S drivers
As promised, Tesla's latest autopilot features are out in the wild. A handful of Model S drivers are now testing the electric car's upcoming semi-autonomous tech, including highway autostee...
07:12 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Aftershokz adds a titanium twist to its bone-conducting headphones
Like many companies these days, Aftershokz just launched an Indiegogo campaign to support its latest offering, a set of bone conduction headphones called Trekz Titanium. If you're unfamiliar with...
06:46 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Hackers dump stolen Ashley Madison data onto the Dark Web
Impact Team, the hacking collective that recently made headlines by absconding with the personal data of some 37 million customers, has made good on previous threats to release the information. On Tue...
06:07 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Apple refutes survey that says Apple Music users are jumping ship
Apple Music's panoply of bugs, cluttered user interface and overall instability has given the service a bit of a bad reputation in its first few months, but that doesn't appear to be driving...
05:43 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget German aerospace agency wants hypersonic flights by the 2030s
Germany's aerospace agency, the Deutsches Zentrum f&uuml;r Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), is reviving a decade-old plan to develop hypersonic passenger flights aboard suborbital space planes. Thi...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Target's data breach payout to Visa may hit $67 million
It's nearly two years since Target suffered its giant shopping data breach, and the retailer is still paying for its mistakes. In the wake of a $19 million payout to MasterCard, Target has reache...
04:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Invest in the development of your favorite video games with 'Fig'
When Double Fine launched a Kickstarter campaign for an unnamed adventure game in 2012, it changed the gaming industry in a huge way. The project asked for $400,000 but raised more than $3 million in ...
04:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget The software Stephen Hawking uses to talk to the world is now free
For almost 20 years, Intel has been building technology to help Stephen Hawking communicate with the world -- and now the company is making the same software the world renowned physicist uses to write...
04:04 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming is about to look a lot better
Remember that "very high" streaming video setting Reddit users found hiding in the Windows 10 Xbox app? It's available to all users right now. Today Microsoft announced that the app...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget The US won't end its internet oversight for another year
If you were looking forward to the US relinquishing its internet oversight at the end of September... well, you'll be disappointed. The Department of Commerce has delayed the transition by "...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget America's giant robot needs funding to fight Japanese rival
It turns out that giant robot duels are really expensive, as America's MegaBots team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000 in its fight against Japan's Kuratas. It was M...
03:08 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Chrome add-on helps you watch Netflix with friends
If you've ever wanted to watch Netflix with someone not in the same room as you, here's your chance. Thanks to a new Chrome extension called Showgoers, people can now share a viewing experie...
01:49 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget FCC fines company $750,000 for blocking hotspots
The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it is fining Smart City LLC $750,000 for blocking Wi-Fi hotspots. The company provides hotels and convention centers in Cincinnati, Colu...
01:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Intel shows off its wearable 'Curie' chip using BMX tricks
At its annual Developer Forum Tuesday, Intel demonstrated a host of new use cases for its button-sized Curie wearable module. Intel has developed the tiny device as a low-power base for consumer and i...
01:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Unofficial Amiibo can use data for any Nintendo figurine
Haven't had any luck scoring the Amiibo you need to unlock certain goodies in a Wii U or 3DS game? A very, very unofficial accessory might help. Axiogame's Amiiqo device uses an Android app ...
01:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Fossil unveils Android Wear smartwatch and other wearables
We've been hearing about Fossil's wearable tech aspirations for quite some time, and now we're finally getting a look at what the company has been working on. At IDF today, the fashion ...
12:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Razer's 3D-sensing camera brings motion tracking to your games
Razer has been big on immersive gaming as of late, and it's reinforcing that by unveiling a 3D-sensing camera at the Intel Developer Forum. The ominous-looking gadget uses Intel's RealSense ...
12:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Google and Intel bring RealSense to phones with Project Tango dev kit
It was only a matter of time until Intel's RealSense 3D camera got a chance to dance with Google's 3D-mapping initiative, Project Tango. Today at Intel's Developer Forum, the two compan...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Google's $200 'OnHub' router tries to fix complicated WiFi
OnHub is a redesigned router from Google that promises a quick and stable WiFi connection built around an easy-to-use app. OnHub features 4GB of storage space for updates, 13 antennas (six 2.4GHz, six...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Moto X Play now available in the UK from 279
Outside of the US, Motorola is pushing two strands of its premium Moto X smartphone this year: the Moto X Play and the Moto X Style. And the cheaper of the two, the Moto X Play, is now available to bu...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Live from the Intel Developer Forum 2015 keynote!
It's time once again for Intel's turn at the spotlight. Today is the first day of Intel's Developer Forum 2015, and if CEO Brian Krzanich's blog post is any indication, we actually...
11:50 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Hawk-Eye to play judge and medic at this year's Rugby World Cup
Hawk-Eye is best known for being a virtual line judge in tennis, though it's used in many other sports including soccer, where it powers the goal-line technology the UK Premier League adopted a f...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Nuance brings the full power of Dragon voice recognition to mobile
Since the dawn of the iPhone, Nuance has been working on delivering the full capabilities of its Dragon NaturalySpeaking voice recognition software to mobile devices. That started with the company...
11:10 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge now up for pre-order in the UK
Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 may never come to the UK, but if you're a phablet fan that doesn't mean you're out of options. The company is also pushing its monstrous 5.7-inch Galaxy S6 ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Opera Max saves data on YouTube and Netflix
Until now, one of the limitations with the Opera Max Android app is that it doesn't compress encrypted connections, which is probably a good thing except that many video platforms use HTTPS. That...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Shield TV set-top box courtesy of NVIDIA!
NVIDIA managed to pack a lot into their Shield TV set-top box and soon, three lucky Engadget readers will get to take one for a spin. This Android-powered device bundles TV, music, movies and gaming i...
10:47 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget SanDisk will help you switch to an SSD for $40
Looking to give your aging computer some new life? Swapping out the hard drive for a new SSD could do the trick, and if you're nervous completing the upgrade yourself SanDisk has a new service to...
10:26 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Google brings Android One devices to Africa
Google's program to bring cheap Android devices to developing lands has arrived in Africa with the launch of Infinix's HOT 2. The device is available today in six different countries, includ...
10:05 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget A farmer built his own 4G mast to fix rural broadband issues
Living in rural England, Richard Guy was a man with a problem. Like many located in similar areas, his "broadband" internet connection was pretty narrow, with download speeds below 1Mbps. Wh...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget You can try an Apple Watch without an appointment
To date, you've had to book an appointment to try the Apple Watch in a store. That's something of a hassle when you only want to find out if the Leather Loop is comfy, isn't it? Thank...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Head injury alert, zombie killing centers and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Google is putting its glut of satellite imaging data to good use with the "Sunroof" database, which helps people check their homes and figure out if they get ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget You can now send money to friends with your Apple Watch
If you've ever wanted to quickly send money to a pal to cover your share of the restaurant bill, you can now do so with your Apple Watch. Square has just updated its iOS Cash app -- which lets yo...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Misfit teams up with Speedo on a fitness tracker for swimmers
Misfit's Shine activity tracker has been around for a while now, but today the company is giving the wearable new duties. The company has teamed up with Speedo for a new Shine gadget that logs th...
08:45 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget UK to trial automatic refunds for shoddy train service
Everyone reading this will have been inconvenienced by a delayed train at some point, if not frequently, but it's unlikely you went to the bother of seeking compensation. Probably because noting ...
08:28 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Scientists stimulate mouse brains with wireless 'charger'
For reasons we'll soon explain, turning on a light inside a mouse's head can help scientists map brain function. It's easy to implant an LED in a mouse's brain, but how to power it...
07:15 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Lower-limb exoskeleton is controlled by looking at flashing lights
Just like DARPA and many other institutions, Korea University and TU Berlin researchers are working on an interface that gives users the power to control an exoskeleton with their minds. The system us...
06:09 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget FAA says a buggy software update grounded flights
Ever got a bad smartphone update? Now imagine that your phone controls air traffic on the Eastern seaboard, and you have some idea what happened to flights on Saturday. The FAA said that a software up...
05:50 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Age ratings for online UK music videos are here to stay
After a six-month trial, the UK government has successfully persuaded record labels, YouTube and Vevo to display age ratings on music videos. Under the new system, labels will pass their work onto the...
04:10 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Apple's rebranded Music Festival will be livestreamed on Beats 1
Apple's iTunes Festival is coming back to London with a new name and a slightly different format. For starters, it's now called Apple Music Festival -- an obvious move to promote the recentl...
03:19 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget UN reminds the US that member states should respect its privacy
The United Nations is still looking into the report that the NSA snooped on its NYC headquarters for years with help from AT&amp;T. But it wants to remind the US and other countries who may have p...
02:02 am -04 - Tue, August 18, 2015
Engadget Humanoid bot goes for a walk in the woods, terrifies nature on the way
Boston Dynamics' six-foot humanoid bot Atlas is breaking out of the lab... and going for walkies in nearby forests. After demonstrating that its four-legged dog robot can now open doors courtesy ...
11:56 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Next month Comcast will turn off the Xbox 360 app Netflix hated
When it launched in 2012, Comcast's Xfinity Xbox 360 app became a lightning rod for controversy. That's because to some (like Netflix CEO Reed Hastings) it was a symbol of the cable giant�...
11:36 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Darkode hacker pleads guilty to spreading Facebook malware
One of the 12 people charged when the Darkode cybercrime forum was seized has pled guilty and will be sentenced on November 23rd. According to Reuters, Eric Crocker aka Phastman from Birmingham, New Y...
11:23 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Samsung's new SmartThings home automation Hub ships next month
Samsung quickly announced a second generation of SmartThings home automation hardware after acquiring the tech for $200 million last year... and then just as quickly delayed their release in March. Fo...
10:57 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Hack Amazon's Dash buttons to do things other than buying stuff
Amazon's Dash buttons are tiny adhesive physical triggers that can order for you, through the magic of WiFi, anything you need to stock up on. But that's not the limits of their power, if yo...
10:51 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget NASA's LADEE confirms the moon's atmosphere has neon
NASA's LADEE ran out of fuel and crashed into the lunar surface in 2014, but not before it collected the data needed to answer some decades-old questions about the moon. One of those is confirmin...
10:28 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Google builds a standalone Hangouts website
Google has built Hangouts its own website, but it's not spinning it out of Gmail completely like the company did with several properties to form its new parent corporation. It's just one of ...
10:11 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget FTC names its $25,000 counter-robocall contest winner
Despite being banned by the Federal Trade Commission, prerecorded robocalls are still a common hassle for Americans. That could soon change now that the FTC has announced the winner of its $25,000 Rob...
09:40 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget GE's robotic inspector dives in nuclear containment vessels
Normally when workers at the Edwin Irby Hatch Power Plant in Georgia want to inspect welds on the water-filled containment tank that houses the plant's nuclear fuel, they have stick pole-mounted ...
09:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Phone network security flaw lets anyone bug your calls
Remember that vulnerability in the SS7 inter-carrier network that lets hackers and spies track your cellphone virtually anywhere in the world? It's worse than you might have thought. Researcher...
08:36 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Google Photos lets you tell it when your pictures were taken
Google just announced that it has pushed live a host of user-requested features for its Photos service. These include the ability to edit an image's timestamp, rearrange the image order in albums...
08:14 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget This is the desk lamp of your (robotic) dreams
It's back-to-school season. For some of you, this means needing a fancy new lamp for your home or dorm room desk. Unfortunately whatever Walmart, Amazon or IKEA may have in stock won't come ...
07:51 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Fear the Walking Dead', 'Punk'd' and 'Zombi'
This week a spinoff for AMC's popular The Walking Dead series is premiering, along with the very familiar Zombi game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Previously seen on the Wii U as Zombi U, it's (...
07:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 won't run old games with dodgy copy protection
Do you recall the bad old days of PC games in the mid-2000s, when titles were loaded with copy protection that was not only a hassle, but horribly insecure? Well, Microsoft does -- and that could be ...
06:58 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Google Maps wants to include more of your photos
Remember Views, Google's repository for geotagged Photo Spheres and panoramas? Honestly, many of us around the Engadget compound had forgotten about it too. Mountain View has decided that rather ...
06:31 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget The most dangerous voting machines in America are retired
After more than a decade of use and dozens of reported security problems, the Virginia Board of Elections voted to decommission the last of the 3,000 WINVote touchscreen voting machines being used in ...
05:44 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget The 17 best laptops you can buy today
Our last buyer's guide update had a pretty solid list of laptops, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? We do have a couple of new additions to spice things up, however. We felt co...
05:27 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Modular mobile phone Project Ara is delayed until 2016
The much-anticipated Google-backed modular phone from Project Ara was supposed to make its debut in Puerto Rico later this year. However, the device won't be coming until at least 2016, thanks to...
05:05 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Developer reveals Mac security hole without telling Apple
Typically, coders and researchers who discover security vulnerabilities in software will tell the companies involved before posting their findings -- it's a courtesy to make sure that those holes...
04:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget IBM wires up 'neuromorphic' chips like a rodent's brain
IBM has been working with DARPA's Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program since 2008 to develop computing systems that work less like conventional computer...
03:44 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget This drone can steal data while hovering above your office
It's the job of a security researcher to figure out how the company they are working for could be compromised. Apparently that now means using a drone sniff out vulnerabilities a few dozen feet o...
03:13 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Samsung imagines Earth-wide internet through 4,600 satellites
Facebook, Google and SpaceX aren't the only big names envisioning a world blanketed with satellite-based internet access. Samsung has published research proposing Earth-wide internet through a cl...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget This year's IRS breach is way bigger than the agency initially thought
Back in May, the Internal Revenue Service said thieves nabbed info for 100,000 people through its transcript website. Today the agency increased that number by an additional 200,000 folks, bringing th...
02:13 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget LG bets that OLEDs are the future of displays
It's no secret that LG has been fond of OLED screens as of late, but the company is now proving that it's committed to those organic displays for the long haul. It's investing the equiv...
01:35 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Android 'M' is for Marshmallow
As is tradition, Google has revealed the version name for the upcoming sixth version of Android with a new statue in front of its Mountain View, CA HQ. Android M will stand for Marshmallow, and while ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Facebook wants to be your all-in-one event calendar
In the latest Facebook earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook Events now has 450 million users, a big jump in numbers that he says is now of "global scale." Of course, any Fac...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Back to School Guide 2015: Picks under $300
It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldr...
12:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Facebook's redesigned Notes is easier on the eyes
Remember Facebook Notes? Yeah, I barely do. Well, it looks like the social network is planning to dust off the tool and give it a better looking layout. Some users are seeing a new version of Notes th...
11:46 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Mozilla wants anyone with an Android phone to make web content
It's now feasible for many people to access the web, but contributing to the web? That's harder, since you usually need money, know-how or both to create much more than a Tumblr page. Mozi...
11:17 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Google's making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof
Adding solar panels to your roof can be frustrating, since it's often difficult to know if your home receives enough light to justify the investment. Google Maps, however, has satellite, navigati...
10:46 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Sprint plan gives you perpetual iPhone upgrades
Sprint isn't going to let T-Mobile's iPhone upgrade promo go unanswered. It's launching iPhone Forever, a payment plan that lets you upgrade iPhones at any time without facing an up-fr...
10:22 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Amazon Echo gets StubHub event info, further automates your home
Since its introduction, Amazon has continued to add new features to its voice-controlled speaker. Most recently, the online retailer tacked on StubHub integration for keeping tabs on local events. Onc...
09:53 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Indian probe captures 3D image of vast Mars canyon
India's space agency revealed new photos of a prominent canyon on Mars and showed that it's getting a lot out of a cheap, experimental mission. Images from the nation's Mars Orbital Mis...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Samsung's latest wireless headphones tout beyond-CD quality
Wireless headphones and flawless audio quality don't usually mix (you're usually compressing the sound signal to send it over the air), but Samsung thinks it can give this blend a shot. Its ...
08:42 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget US military wants more lethal drone strikes
Despite doubts about the effectiveness of US drone airstrikes in war-torn nations, the Pentagon wants to dramatically increase them. An unnamed official told the WSJ that military commanders intend to...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win a new Moto G courtesy of Mobilefun.co.uk
Motorola's been on a roll these past few years, launching smartphone after smartphone that set a new benchmark for value for money. This year's Moto G is no different, with an improved camer...
07:26 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Motorola's next smartwatch might come in small and large sizes
The Moto 360 is one of the more stylish Android Wear timepieces, but it does have a couple of drawbacks -- one being that its circular 1.56-inch display can look a little large on some people's w...
06:28 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget This knock-off console puts the PS4 and Xbox together at last
Have you ever had a dream where you were in a place, but it looked or felt like another place? As in, you were in San Francisco, but really it was your friend Paul's basement in Delaware? That�...
05:05 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Wikipedia's volunteers are no match for PR agencies
Wikipedia's goal to create the world's finest free encyclopedia is being undermined by the separate but equal forces of volunteer apathy and PR agencies. A long report by The Atlantic reveal...
03:32 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget NYT report says it's tough (often brutal) working for Amazon
Amazon is a huge, very successful company that can make headlines with products and services years away from reality. It's also good at selling you stuff you want really cheaply and delivering it...
02:01 am -04 - Mon, August 17, 2015
Engadget Google's upcoming Nexus phone might look like this
We know another Nexus smartphone is coming soon, but built by whom? Both Huawei and LG are rumored to be making Google's reference device for Android M, and we now have pretty solid evidence for ...
11:54 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Color-changing helmets could warn you about head injuries
Head injuries can be particularly sinister -- unless it's obvious that you took a bad blow, you might not get the help you need in time to mitigate the damage. University of Pennsylvania scienti...
10:10 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Drone observers give bears a lot of hidden stress
It's tempting to use drones to observe wildlife instead of aircraft or hidden cameras, especially since some animals aren't visibly annoyed by the presence of these robotic viewers. However...
10:10 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Bears don't like being filmed by drones either
It's tempting to use drones to observe wildlife instead of aircraft or hidden cameras, especially since some animals aren't visibly annoyed by the presence of these robotic viewers. However,...
08:37 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Digital pens help spot early signs of brain conditions
Doctors frequently check for early signs of brain conditions like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's by looking at irregularities in your drawings, but it's an imperfect art based largely on t...
07:04 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget 'Sonic the Hedgehog' tribute games reflect a mascot's fall from grace
It'd be an understatement to say that the Sonic the Hedgehog game franchise hasn't held up well over time. Sonic was once nearly as big as Mario, but a long string of bad titles (with excep...
05:31 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Airbnb staff will always call police when you're in an emergency
When you rent a place on Airbnb, you're always taking on some risk. You're trusting a stranger to house you, after all. However, the home-as-hotel company is learning the hard way that it ...
03:59 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Darth Vader PS4 bundles cater to your 'Star Wars' cravings
Between The Force Awakens, Battlefront and Disney Infinity, you're about to get your fill of Star Wars -- and Sony is determined to capitalize on that sci-fi feast with some special PlayStation s...
03:28 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Why 'Sesame Street' had to turn a corner
You might say Sesame Street's newest move is being brought to you not by a letter or number, but by a symbol: $. If the show's production company, Sesame Workshop, didn't find a new way...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget DJI's Phantom 3 has its biggest rival in Yuneec's 4K Typhoon drone
We'd understand if you're not familiar with Yuneec; we've only written about its products twice. However, it's fairly well-known in the quadcopter world, and best described as a di...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget The past, present and future of ASUS, according to its chairman
"Namaste!"That was how ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih greeted some 2,000 fans at his "ZenFestival" event in New Delhi last week. And yes, he yelled on stage, just as he always does, wit...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget The After Math: Periscope views and new Samsung phones
While Google was busy reinventing itself as Alphabet, Twitter quietly annihilated its 140 character limit for direct messages, and Samsung released two new, big phones with appropriately big names. He...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: pod homes and electric highways
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.When we first saw the tiny off-grid Ecocapsule po...
08:08 am -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Senator wants promises that net neutrality doesn't help terrorists
Telecoms and other net neutrality opponents usually try to paint the regulation as anti-free market, but they've lately raised the specter of terrorism. Supposedly, it might prevent internet prov...
05:04 am -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Two-factor system uses ambient sounds to verify your login
Two-factor can keep your Gmail, iCloud and other accounts from getting hacked, but it's unfortunately rather tedious to use. That's why a team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute...
02:10 am -04 - Sun, August 16, 2015
Engadget Immersive Virtual Reality gaming center opens in Australia
A new gaming center has opened its doors in Melbourne, Australia, and it's not quite your typical after-school haunt. This place, called Zero Latency, offers true immersive virtual reality experi...
11:35 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget Intel pledges money to train potential Navajo code writers
Earlier this year, Intel promised to make an effort to hire more women and minorities, and by the looks of things, the company's making good on its word. Its latest move? Pledging $250,000 per ye...
10:03 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget Firefox private browsing test keeps more of your data off-limits
Numerous browsers have a private mode to prevent local users from learning too much about your web habits, but what about preventing the sites themselves from tracking what you're doing? Mozilla ...
08:27 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft works on an app that reads the news to you
Microsoft is testing a new app called NewsCast, which makes a playlist of news story summaries and reads them to you, according to Neowin. The publication came across a page on the Microsoft Azure Web...
08:27 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft working on an app that reads the news to you
Microsoft is testing a new app called NewsCast, which makes a playlist of news story summaries and reads them to you, according to Neowin. The publication came across a page on the Microsoft Azure Web...
06:58 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget Apple is upgrading the Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard
To put it mildly, Apple's input device roster hasn't changed much in recent years. The Magic Mouse hasn't really been touched since 2009, and the Wireless Keyboard is even older than th...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget AT&T helped the NSA spy on the UN's internet traffic
It's no secret that telecoms have cooperated with the US' surveillance efforts, but at least one was unusually eager to help out. Thanks to Edward Snowden leaks, both the New York Times and...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget AT&T helped the NSA spy on the UN's internet traffic (updated)
It's no secret that telecoms have cooperated with the US' surveillance efforts, but at least one was unusually eager to help out. Thanks to Edward Snowden leaks, both the New York Times and ...
03:57 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars: Episode IX' gets the director from 'Jurassic World'
Star Wars: Episode VII isn't even in theaters yet, but that isn't stopping Disney and Lucasfilm from providing details about a movie two sequels ahead. They've announced that Colin Trev...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget Tracking glitch grounds over 100 US flights
Hopefully, you weren't flying to or from the US East coast this weekend -- if you were, there's a real chance that a technical glitch ruined your trip. The Federal Aviation Administration re...
01:59 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget New York is the latest state to ban powdered alcohol
Powdered alcohol has faced an uphill battle for legitimacy in the US, with 20 states having banned it until now... and a new, 21st ban could represent its biggest defeat to date. New York Governor Cu...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget With Samsung's new phones, the phablet is so mainstream it's no longer a category
By Ross RubinIt was only in 2010 that Samsung introduced the Galaxy S, the first in its incredibly popular series of flagship smartphones. It had a 4-inch display, which was large for its time. A year...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget A new age of transportation is upon us and it's self-driving
We're on the cusp of change: Self-driving cars have begun to hit the streets with the goal of making transportation safer. The dream of a self-driving-car future, it would seem, is becoming a rea...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Watching football without cable
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...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Google's face-policing API, Rage Rooms and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Google's new API for Android applications comes with face detection that can tell if you're smiling or not. Then there's the trend in Rage Rooms that loo...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, August 15, 2015
Engadget 3 categories of apps that can make you healthy at work
By Spencer Blackman, Entrepreneur Contributor and Primary Care Physician at One Medical GroupAnyone who's ever worked long hours in an office knows that it can be a challenge to stay healthy. And...
08:29 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Square Enix is killing its game-streaming service in Japan
Square Enix is shutting down Dive In, the game-streaming service it introduced last year. In a blog post earlier today, the renowned developer/publisher said the platform will cease to exist on Septem...
07:20 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Report: Kaspersky developed malware to trip up competition
Reuters reports that a pair of former employees have accused Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs of building malware to trick its competition into flagging and quarantining important, non-viral, files on cust...
06:15 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Breaking up is painful, so is this vertical music video
If it's been a while since you've had your heart broken, and you forgot the feelings it can provoke, watching the vertical video for Harrison's song "How Can It Be (feat. Maddee)&q...
05:10 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Def Con 23: Where PR stunts and hackers come together
Having outgrown the odiferous corridors of the Rio, hacker conference Def Con entered this year by relocating to Bally's Hotel and Casino -- a venue described to me, in turns, by a Mandalay Bay h...
04:09 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Comcast to launch its own YouTube rival called 'Watchable'
Fresh off of its multi-million dollar investment in Vox and Buzzfeed, Comcast announced Friday it will be launching a digital video platform akin to YouTube in the coming weeks. According to Business ...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget AMD's R9 Fury X is a beast, but 4K gaming is still a waste
Since the rise of 3D graphics cards, the inexorable trend in PC gaming has been around getting bigger, better and faster. That led to a culture of PC gamers obsessing over frame rates and doing whatev...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch gets more band options for larger wrists
If you've been eying the Apple Watch, but needed a larger band to wear it comfortably, you're in luck. Cupertino added new accessories today to accommodate with a new L/XL Sports Band and Li...
01:44 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Researchers find popular car immobilizer can easily be hacked
Immobilizers are supposed to kill a vehicle's engine to prevent it from being stolen. However, a trio of researchers recently released a study that reveals the Megamos immobilizer system used by ...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Prana: an LED exhibit that breathes with you
As you step into the shimmering globe of 13,000 LEDs, a sensor detects your presence. It reacts to the rise and fall of your lungs and illuminates the sphere of suspended lights called PRANA. The sign...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget You can now restore deleted iCloud files, contacts and calendars
If you've ever accidently deleted a file in a cloud service (or worse had someone delete a shared file) you know that any restore feature is a god send. Apple recently launched its own file resto...
12:27 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Samsung shows off a 2.5-inch hard drive with 16TB of storage
Hard drives are as ubiquitous as the desktops or they're made for. But as technology evolves, manufacturers continue to make these faster and smaller than ever before. Case in point: Samsung, whi...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget The best voice recorder
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.After 36 hours of research, testing eight different devices in a number of real-...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: the Chromebook Flip and some gaming gear
Yes, we know: A bunch of phones just came out. Don't worry, we'll be reviewing those shortly. In the meantime, we have a handful of items we'd like to induct into our buyer's guide...
11:27 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Contactless payments now accepted on London's cross-Thames cable car
Since contactless payments were first accepted on London buses a few years ago, it's become increasingly easy to get around the capital without cash or a loaded Oyster card. Whether you're e...
11:10 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: our verdict of the Moto G in under a minute
The Moto G gets a little better every year. Now in its third generation, Motorola's mid-range handset is still our favorite affordable smartphone, with the most recent version notching a score of...
10:50 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget US court rejects Samsung's appeal against Apple over patent fight
Samsung's latest attempt to appeal Apple's 2012 patent infringement victory has fallen flat. A U.S Federal Court of Appeals rejected the Korean electronics giant's bid for reconsiderati...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget The realities of a $50 smartphone
As mobile networks kill off phone subsidies, users might now begin to appreciate just how much their new smartphone really costs. It's an even bigger problem in the developing world, where relati...
10:10 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Younger version of Jupiter provides clues to planet formation
It's likely not the first time you'll hear scientists compare an exoplanet to Jupiter. According to a team of astronomers, though, this one called the 51 Eridani b isn't only similar in...
09:50 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Fitbit adds Cortana support, Xbox One app coming this year
Fitbit's updated its Windows app for Windows 10. The app features all-new Live Tiles, pushes notifications to the Action Center, and supports Cortana voice commands. Saying things like "Fitb...
09:28 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Google can spot friends nearby and tell if you're glad to see them
Are you happy that Google's new Play Services software for Android developers is out? If not, one of the new features may tell you to turn that frown upside down. Google's latest APIs for An...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Far away haptic hello, birthing robot mom and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Haptoclone allows users to touch and interact with distant objects, in a way you have to see to understand. But basically, long-distance makeouts over Skype are com...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Apple hired more women, but still has a huge gender gap
Apple's largely white guy workforce isn't going to change overnight, but the company made strides this year, according to its latest diversity report. After promising changes in June, Tim Co...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget AT&T tweaks mobile data plans to match T-Mobile
With T-Mobile now behind it as the nation's third largest carrier, AT&amp;T has updated its wireless data plans (below) to give you a bit more data for a bit less money. Unsurprisingly, the b...
06:52 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Reddit rolls over to please Russia's authorities
Remember the tale of how Reddit managed to get itself banned in Russia because of a thread that promoted the growing of psychedelic mushrooms? A few days later and the site has returned, mostly becaus...
05:58 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Smart dog collar tracks your pooch's diet and location
There are a lot of devices out there that you can use to keep track of your pets, but the Buddy collar is akin to several types rolled into one. The LED collar makes sure Fido's visible in the da...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget 'Mommy robot' can build and test its own babies
A University of Cambridge team of researchers has created a "mother robot" capable of giving birth to -- or more correctly, building its own -- baby cube-bots. The team conducted five rounds...
03:12 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget OnePlus 2 teardown reveals easy-to-replace modular components
We previewed the OnePlus 2 for you in the past, but if you'd rather see some internal component porn, iFixit has got your back. iFixit has taken the device apart like it did the first OnePlus pho...
01:56 am -04 - Fri, August 14, 2015
Engadget Evernote's cleaner, faster web interface starts rolling out
Evernote's been beta testing a redesigned web interface since last October. But, after nearly a year of experimenting with the fresh look, the company is finally ready to make it available to all...
11:56 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Fox Sports is streaming a Bundesliga soccer game on YouTube
The Bundesliga, Germany's top-tier football league, is coming to YouTube. After recently securing US broadcast rights for this competition, Fox Sports has now announced it will stream a live matc...
10:56 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Google skirted drone test rules by using a deal with NASA
Getting an FAA exemption to operate commercial drones in American airspace is almost more trouble than it's worth, what with the litany of requirements and restrictions. That's why Google, a...
10:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Project Ara will 're-route' market pilot for its modular smartphone
After going a while between updates, Project Ara has sent out a confusing series of tweets suggesting plans for the modular smartphone could change. We don't know if this has anything to do with ...
09:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget NASA fires up engines that will take the SLS to Mars
NASA has successfully tested four RS-25 engines, which will power the Space Launch System (SLS), for the sixth time at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The space agency fired them up for 535 s...
09:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget NASA fires up engine that will take the SLS to Mars
NASA has successfully tested the RS-25 engine, which will power the Space Launch System (SLS), for the sixth time at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The space agency fired it up for 535 secon...
08:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Tesla is putting chargers in garages around Manhattan
Drivers commuting into Manhattan will soon have more options for charging up their Model S. Tesla plans to put charging units in two dozen garages around the borough through an upcoming partnership. T...
07:02 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Watch Samsung's 'Unpacked' event in under six minutes
Unless you're living under a rock, you probably already know that Samsung announced two flagship phones today and also teased a smartwatch. But depending on what time zone you're in -- or ho...
06:36 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget OwnStar car hacker can remotely unlock BMWs, Benz and Chrysler
Last month security researcher Samy Kamkar announced a vulnerability that allowed him to remotely unlock OnStar-enabled GM cars. While that issue has been fixed, it looks like the same vulnerability f...
05:57 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget League of Legends' first pro female player weighs her options
"I just want it to be known that I accomplished my goal for real, and I accomplished it for me, my teammates, and girls in eSports. That's it. No one else. Don't fucking put me on some ...
05:37 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Bloomberg: Apple TV service won't arrive this year
In keeping with the requirement of a new Apple TV rumor every few weeks, Bloomberg says the yet-to-be-announced subscription package will not debut until at least 2016. Its sources echo the Buzzfeed&#...
05:37 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Bloomberg: Apple TV service is not coming in 2015
In keeping with the requirement of a new Apple TV rumor every few weeks, Bloomberg says the yet-to-be-announced subscription package will not debut until at least 2016. Its sources echo the Buzzfeed&#...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget SoundCloud adds Google Cast to its Android app
You can add SoundCloud the list of services that employ Google's Cast tech to beam tunes to speakers and other devices. With the latest update, the music library not only lets you wirelessly send...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: The watery mystery of 'Submerged'
This is what we like to call a "chill stream." That doesn't mean it's cold or that it involves a small river, though this particular game does feature quite a lot of water. It simp...
04:50 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: a 6-port charger, battery pack 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...
04:33 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming has a hidden video setting
Redditor OomaThurman recently detailed a hidden "very high" video quality setting tucked within the Xbox One's streaming app. Thurman writes, "Simply edit the userconsoledata in th...
04:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Clever cameras detect drunken railway passengers in Japan
Public transportation is often the safest way to get home after an extended happy hour session -- unless you fall onto the tracks. While that doesn't seem like something that would happen very fr...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Hands-on with Samsung's clever Keyboard Cover for phones
One of the biggest surprises announced at today's blowout Samsung media event was also one of the smallest gadgets: An $80 accessory called the Keyboard Cover. As the name suggests, it's a c...
03:37 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget 'I Dream of Wires' synth documentary is streaming on Netflix
Looking to learn about the history of modular synthesizers? The documentary I Dream of Wires serves as a primer and it's now streaming on Netflix in the US. If you don't happen to live in th...
03:15 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Where kids can hack without getting in trouble
In a ballroom in Bally's Vegas casino, kids are lined up on either side of a table with soldering guns melting metal to metal. Their small hands deftly join LED to circuit board, while a few feet...
02:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Fixing 'Stagefright' flaw on Android is harder than we thought
The Stagefright vulnerability for Android won't seem to want to go away. According to Exodus Intelligence researchers one of the patched issued by Google could still allow access to Android devic...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget FDA demands Kim Kardashian remove Instagram pill ad
The FDA sent Kim Kardashian a warning letter last week, demanding that she remove an Instagram post in which she endorsed a bottle of Diclegis morning sickness pills but failed to mention any of the p...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Dell's business Chromebook is good enough that consumers will like it too
Dell's latest Chromebook, the Chromebook 13, was designed specifically for businesses. But with a high-res, high-quality screen and a durable design reminiscent of Dell's other notebooks, it...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Apple's Boot Camp 6 supports dual-booting with Windows 10
Apple began rolling out the latest version of its multi boot utility, Boot Camp 6, on Thursday. It supports newly-released Windows 10 (64-bit edition only) as well as USB 3, USB-C, Thunderbolt, SD and...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Translogic 182: CXC Motion Pro II racing simulator
Translogic gets some seat time in the CXC Motion Pro II to test if the high fidelity racing simulator can impact our host's real-life track times.Translogic gets some seat time in the CXC Motion ...
01:03 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget HBO's exclusive deal for 'Sesame Street' cuts out Amazon and Netflix
With HBO finally doing battle directly against streaming video subscriptions from Netflix and Amazon, its biggest strike against those two comes today with an exclusive deal for Sesame Street. Most of...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Pervert uses AirDrop to 'cyber-flash' fellow commuter
Ever heard of "cyber-flashing?" Us neither, to be honest, but it's certainly got the police's attention. As the BBC reports, British Transport Police are currently investigating a ...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Drone reports by airplane pilots nearly triple over 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may have loosened up its drone rules, but it'll come down hard on any pilots caught operating them near manned aircraft. The agency said that drone sight...
12:06 pm -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 isn't coming to the UK
At Samsung's big Unpacked event today, the company unveiled two new flagship phones: the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. But, as we've learned, only one of them is headed to the UK. The S...
11:49 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Samsung teases round Gear S2 smartwatch
Samsung has dropped a surprise at its Unpacked 2015 event by showing off the new Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch. I know what you're thinking, and it might go along the lines of "ugh!" based o...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 gets a keyboard cover
Those rumors that Samsung would launch an oddball keyboard add-on? They're true. The Korean tech firm has unveiled a Keyboard Cover for the Galaxy Note 5 that, as the name suggests, gives you bot...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge can have apps pinned to its curve
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is finally official, and with that comes tailor-made features for that curved design. One of those is Apps Edge, which lets users create shortcuts for up to five apps, providing qu...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Samsung's launches a keyboard cover for its newest phones
Those rumors that Samsung would launch an oddball keyboard add-on? They're true. The Korean tech firm has unveiled a Keyboard Cover for the Galaxy Note 5 that, as the name suggests, gives you bot...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Meet the Galaxy Note 5: Samsung's most elegant phablet yet
In case the news hasn't already been spoiled for you, Samsung just officially revealed two new phablets, and the updated Galaxy Note 5 is easily the more fascinating of the pair. It's the sl...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Watch out Periscope, Samsung's new phones stream video to YouTube
A new breed of live video apps like Meerkat and Periscope means just about anyone can become a streaming star overnight, but what about poor little YouTube? Well, it's sure got an ally in Samsung...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Watch Samsung Pay in action, which hits the US on September 28
Samsung Pay, the Korean electronics giant's shiny new mobile payment solution, is finally hitting the US on September 28. Ahead of that, we got a brief look at Samsung Pay in action on its new Ga...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is a super-sized sequel that plays it safe
It's been less than six months since Samsung pulled back the curtain on the eye-catching Galaxy S6 Edge, and now it's getting a very familiar-looking sibling. Say hello to the Galaxy S6 Edge...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Watch Samsung's Unpacked 2015 event right here!
Samsung is gearing up to show us... well, we don't know exactly what yet. However, if rumors and leaks hold true, there could be announcements for at least two new smartphones: the Galaxy Note 5 ...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Here's indoor mapping will help you find that bathroom
It's just as easy to get lost inside as out, but it's much harder to find indoor maps. Nokia is trying to change that with its Here Mobile SDK that will let any developer add 3D venue maps t...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Live from Samsung's 2015 Unpacked event in New York!
It's that time again, friends. Samsung wasn't going to let a load of highly descriptive leaks spoil the show it's got planned for us, so let's get the full lowdown on what the comp...
09:44 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget NASA needs help designing a smartwatch app for ISS astronauts
NASA has launched a contest to design a smartwatch app interface for use by International Space Station (ISS) astronauts. Nobody will be entering it for the $1,500 prize money, but you'll certain...
09:27 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Google reopens Map Maker edits after digital vandalism
Google is ever so slowly reintroducing Map Maker, the service that allows anyone to contribute to Google Maps. The company was left a little red-faced in May when a prank submission was discovered dep...
09:08 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget BBC Three's TV channel set to disappear on March 1st 2016
Under the BBC's latest proposals, BBC Three will remain on TV for a little longer than expected: March 1st 2016, to be exact. The broadcaster's original plan was to make the channel an onlin...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Robot barkeeps, Android Experiments and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: We take on two pieces of robot news, both of which seem promising for different reasons. First, a robot with responsive, human reflexes is being designed to enter dange...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Best of Public Access Vol.9: So What'cha, What'cha Want?
Google is Alphabet now, in one of the more confusing rebrandings since Netflix thought that Qwikster would be a good idea. This week, in addition to trying to think of clever headlines about the Alpha...
08:44 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Facebook axed internship for student who exposed location flaw
If you're about to start an internship at one of the world's biggest social networks, it might not be in your interest to publicly embarrass it shortly before you begin. It's a lesson t...
08:10 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget HTC cuts 15 percent of workforce amid weak sales
As expected, smartphone maker HTC has announced more layoffs, and the cuts are brutal. The company will let 15 percent of its workforce go (over 2,000 employees), due in large part to falling revenues...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget 'Ok Google' prompt becomes more useful for iOS users
Google has rolled out a new update for its iOS app, which considerably upgrades what its voice prompt can do. Now, the app can take what's loaded on your browser into account when answering quest...
06:48 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Compare all UK networks with Ofcom's mobile coverage checker
Between price, data allowances and customer perks, there are plenty of things to consider when choosing a new mobile plan. But all of that research is moot if the carrier you end up choosing has poor ...
06:15 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget The new Formula E cars sound like upset cats
The second season of Formula E kicks off in October, and there's one key difference for the championship's sophomore year: custom batteries and motors. The teams are now able to experiment w...
05:04 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi's $125 phone has the same heart as HTC's flagship
For those who don't know, Xiaomi has a budget line of smartphones called Redmi, but they've kind of fallen off our radar for some time. That's not the case with the latest model announc...
04:32 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Apple teams up with app devs to make iPad better for work
iPads are apparently not doing too hot at the moment, and Apple is looking for a way to reverse the drop in sales that's been going on the past six quarters. According to The Wall Street Journal,...
03:03 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget LG's premium phones to get a Hi-Fi music service
LG is launching a new Hi-Fi music service later this month, but the company's not touting it as an Apple Music or a Spotify rival. After all, it will only be accessible through certain devices, p...
01:38 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Google Drive web viewer can open files using compatible apps
You can easily launch files within applications on your PCs or Macs from the Google Drive folder, but now you can also do so straight from the cloud service's web viewer. If you have the viewer l...
12:35 am -04 - Thu, August 13, 2015
Engadget Even the world's no.1 PC maker finds selling smartphones tough
Lenovo is the biggest PC maker in the world, but smartphones remain a challenge. The company's mobile arm announced a pre-tax loss of $292 million for the three months ending in June: Motorola ph...
11:31 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Apple team-up promises more diversity among tech interns
Apple knows that improving the diversity of its workforce doesn't just depend on hiring more workers, or dishing out scholarships -- it also has to recruit a wider range of interns that could eve...
10:36 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Google adds its replacement for addresses to Google Maps
Sure exact coordinates are useful if you're treasure hunting, but if you're just trying to find something in a part of the world where addresses are uncommon or nonexistent, they're way...
09:39 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget The next versions of iOS and OS X will track your flights
Apple has made much ado of Spotlight's smart, info-fetching abilities in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, but one relatively undersold feature might just prove a lifesaver if you or your friends are fr...
08:43 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Get your telescopes: the Perseids meteor shower peaks tonight
It's that time of the year again when you can enjoy a spectacular natural light show in the sky, courtesy of the Perseids. The meteor shower peaks tonight, so if you're living somewhere in t...
08:10 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Russia bans all of Reddit over a single 'shroom thread
Russia's censoring spree continued on Wednesday when the government's internet agency, the Roskomnadzor, banned the entire Reddit website from Russian access -- all because of a single threa...
07:39 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Outlook plays nicely with Office for iOS, PayPal and Uber
Outlook is now a more powerful tool if you get a lot of work done on your phone... or just need a quick ride to the airport. To begin with, the iOS versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word have receive...
07:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Eagle takes umbrage with interloping drone
You know who hates drones -- I mean besides homeowners, fishermen, chimpanzees and the San Bernardino Fire Department? Eagles, that's who. When Melbourne Aerial Video recently sent one of its qua...
06:50 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Google's Alphabet doesn't include N for Niantic Labs
Google's newly-created parent company Alphabet apparently has room for only one "N" brand -- Ingress and Field Trip creator Niantic Labs is telling users that it's becoming an inde...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Intel says its job diversity efforts are paying off
Intel vowed to increase the diversity of its workforce early this year, and there are signs that it's already making good on that promise. The chip designer has published a mid-year diversity re...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Intel says its employee diversity efforts are paying off
Intel vowed to increase the diversity of its workforce early this year, and there are signs that it's already making good on that promise. The chip designer has published a mid-year diversity rep...
06:13 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Periscope's live streaming video reaches nearly 2 million users daily
Now that Facebook is getting into streaming (soon for non-celebs too) and even Google/YouTube is taking notice, the folks at Twitter-owned Periscope are publishing some stats to let us know where the ...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's 84-inch Surface Hub won't ship until 2016
If you've been waiting to get your hands on Microsoft's 84-inch 4K collaborative pen display, you're going to have to wait just a little longer: the company says the $20,000 Surface Hub...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget 'Super Mario Maker' lets you record custom sounds in Mario levels
Prepare for joyful levels full of farts, curse words and all manner of silly sounds. When it launches for the Wii U on September 11th, Super Mario Maker will feature an option to add custom, recorded ...
04:58 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Apple will help shape the future of NFC
Apple has come a long, long way in its attitude toward NFC. The company seemingly went out of its way to avoid the short-range wireless tech for years after others embraced it, but it quickly became ...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Google's Life Sciences division to build a miniature glucose tracker
A pin-prick from a finger stick is a daily ritual for about 10 percent of the American population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million people in the United States...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Samsung's more daring phone designs: a visual history
With Samsung poised to reveal its latest take(s) on the smartphone in a matter of hours, we thought it was as good a time as any to take a look back. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are rumored ...
03:51 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Lock down your Dropbox account with a USB security key
If you're so concerned about the security of your Dropbox account that even two-factor authentication through your phone seems too risky, you can rest easy. The cloud storage outfit has added su...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget The countdown begins in August for limited-time game 'The Flock'
The Flock is a multiplayer horror game with a twist -- its in-game population begins at 215,358,979, and every time someone dies, the counter drops by one. When the population hits zero, the game will...
03:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Moto X Pure Edition hits the US on September 3rd
Up until today, we only knew the Moto X Pure Edition would launch sometime this September. But now Motorola's revealed via Twitter that its new flagship, also known as the Style, will hit the US ...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Researchers can predict bad weather up to a month in advance
Climate change means that it's no longer certain that the tailgate you've planned for the third weekend in August will have clear skies and sunshine. Fortunately, a group of Chinese research...
02:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Soul Electronics' new sport headphones double as a walkie talkie
App-based personal trainers are great, but they usually lack the yelling abilities of a real live human. Soul Electronics has a solution for that, and it allows you to keep your headphones on. The com...
02:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Electronic Sports League bans the same drugs as the Olympics
Sorry, everybody, but you can't get high and play Counter-Strike anymore, at least not in the Electronic Sports League. The fledgling pro gaming league announced on Reddit Wednesday that it is ad...
01:51 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget UK police smug after 'major success' blocking pirate site ads
The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is patting itself on the back today, claiming a small victory in its ongoing war against online piracy. The specialist division announced ...
01:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Sony wants you to delay upgrading your old VAIO PC to Windows 10
Sony might not be making PCs anymore, but it's still on the hook for supporting its older systems -- and that's creating a big problem for Windows 10 upgrades. The electronics giant is warni...
01:24 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Capcom finally greenlights a 'Resident Evil 2' remake
It's official and it feels oh-so good: Capcom is working on a remake of 1998's survival-horror masterpiece Resident Evil 2. This one has been a long time coming for many fans, as Resident Ev...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Twitter nixes 140 character limit in Direct Messages
Twitter's push to make DMs a full on messaging service continues. Beginning today, the 140 character limit for Direct Messages has been lifted in the iOS, Android, Mac apps, Tweetdeck and on Twit...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Plus members can vote for their next free game tomorrow
If you've ever been disappointed with the selection of "free" PS Plus games, listen up: Sony is giving you the chance to have a say over which titles make the next cut. Starting tomorro...
12:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Google's Android Experiments show what your devices can do
Google has Chrome Experiments to showcase what's possible in its web browser, so it stands to reason that there should be an equivalent for Android, doesn't it? Sure enough, the folks in Mou...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Qualcomm Snapdragon 820's GPU is primed for VR
Confirming earlier reports, Qualcomm announced today that the graphics processor in its next flagship mobile CPU, the Snapdragon 820, will be around 40 percent faster than its predecessor. And while t...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Does Microsoft's new browser have the Edge?
It's a new Wednesday, which means I'm back to answer more of your questions! This week, we have Dana Wollman on to talk all about Microsoft's new Edge browser and how it compares to IE....
11:34 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget 7 solar-powered buildings that produce more energy than they use
By Cat DiStasioAs the cost of solar energy falls, more and more buildings are being outfitted with photovoltaic systems -- and some even generate more electricity than they use. Structures like that a...
11:29 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Vodafone's home broadband service is now live across the UK
Two months ago, Vodafone started selling home broadband in the UK again. The service was only available to a small group of customers in Manchester, however, as well as parts of Surrey, Hampshire and ...
11:11 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Lenovo PCs installed custom software even if you wiped them
Samsung isn't the only Windows PC maker to have hijacked Windows' update process as of late. Users have noticed that some Lenovo PCs running Windows 7 and 8 (such as the Yoga 3) had firmwar...
11:11 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Lenovo PCs installed custom software even if you wiped them (updated)
Samsung isn't the only Windows PC maker to have hijacked Windows' update process as of late. Users have noticed that some Lenovo PCs running Windows 7 and 8 (such as the Yoga 3) had firmware...
10:32 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Computers can categorize buildings into architectural styles
Even if you've never heard of "Byzantine," you can probably tell a Byzantine church from a Gothic one. Judging style differences is nearly impossible for a computer, however, and resear...
10:13 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Parallels' remote PC access works with games and your Apple Watch
Parallels' Access app just became considerably more useful... even if you're bent on goofing off. The company has released version 3.0 of its remote access tool, which includes experimental ...
09:48 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget 'Cities at Night' uses ISS photos to map light pollution
The Cities at Night project organizers began compiling hundreds of thousands of nighttime photos of metropolises taken from the ISS in order to study light pollution last year. NASA even asked the pub...
09:24 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget New Hampshire judge makes 'ballot selfies' legal again
Voters in New Hampshire are once again free to take "ballot selfies" after a judge struck down one of the silliest laws ever enacted. Yes, folks actually take pictures of their ballots and s...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Real wizard wands, another remote car hack and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Another car hacking job, this one by the University of San Diego, is showing just how vulnerable our smart cars can be. And if you're sick of people stealing thing...
08:16 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Add Google Cast to your Fire TV with an $8 app
Buyers remorse can be a terrible thing as you always wonder if you'd have been better off picking the other device when stood in the aisle at Best Buy. Thankfully if you've got $7.99 lying a...
07:45 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget iPad mini 4 split view support clues hidden in El Capitan
iOS 9's split-screen feature will only work properly on the iPad Air 2, because it's only one in the existing lineup with hardware capable of supporting it. 9to5mac and developer Hamza Sood,...
06:40 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Here's a curved LG sound bar to go with your curved LG TV
Because everyone hates straight lines....
05:28 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Twitter gives companies access to its full archives
Twitter has just launched a new tool called "Full-Archive Search API," which gives brands access to every public tweet ever made from the microblogging site's inception nine years ago. ...
04:28 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Hillary Clinton to turn over her private email server
Hillary Clinton has decided to surrender the private email server she used during her time as Secretary of State to the Department of Justice. A few hours after the Intelligence Community Inspector Ge...
03:10 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Skype for Business is coming to your mobile device
Two months after Microsoft launched Skype's Business edition, which integrates into MS Office Calendar and allows for group messaging/video chats/calls for up to 250 people, the video conferencin...
02:24 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Twitter sees a big increase in account info requests
Law enforcement agencies are making social media part of more and more investigations these days, based on Twitter's latest transparency report. Between January 1st and June 30th this year, the c...
01:31 am -04 - Wed, August 12, 2015
Engadget Retailers' Apple Pay rival is ready for testing, three years later
Merchant Customer Exchange is an alliance of several of the US' biggest retailers and restaurants, including Wal-Mart and Target, aimed at bringing mobile payments under their own control &md...
11:56 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Wildcard launches a slick news app you might actually use
Here's the evolution of mobile news reading in a nutshell: First there were browsers; then RSS readers; and eventually we saw a slew of news reading apps like Flipboard, Feedly and Nuzzle that ai...
10:36 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Shure wants dedicated spectrum for wireless audio gear in the UK
The proliferation of mobile phones is great, and so is the availability of 4G in the UK. However, dwindling spectrum available for wireless audio gear could cause problems at your local music venue or...
10:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget This super-thin OLED desk lamp will also charge your phone
Do you take your desk lighting seriously? Really seriously? You'll want to look at Aerelight's just-shipped A1 desk lamp, then. The eye-catching design uses an OLED panel to illuminate yo...
09:36 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Rdio adds free live radio stations to its streaming library
Apple Music has Beats1, and now Rdio has live radio, too. Rdio announced today that in addition to its library of 35 million songs and curated stations, it's tacking on live broadcast radio with ...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Blizzard's 'Compete' trademark hints at an eSports service
There's no question that Blizzard is a cornerstone of the eSports world. StarCraft is so big in South Korea that it's virtually an institution, and Heroes of the Storm was the first game to...
08:23 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget An electropop band used fax machines to promote its new album
Always looking for a reason to dust off your office's sad, unused fax machine? Here's one: The band YACHT used faxes to initially distribute its new album's artwork. No, really. It'...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Facebook is reportedly building a breaking news notification app
Right now, the easiest way to read breaking news on your smartphone is to download a dedicated news reader app, something like Paper or Flipboard -- but rumor has it that Facebook is working on someth...
07:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Makerbase knows who built your favorite website
Makerbase, a new site from Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani and former blogger Anil Dash that's being billed as the IMDb of web design, has just launched. Just as IMDb maintains archives of the pe...
06:43 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Netflix is making 'Mascots,' a film from Christopher Guest
Netflix has acquired yet another movie: Mascots. Behind the full-length project, scheduled to be released in 2016, is Christopher Guest, best known for his acting and directing in comedies like A Migh...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget LastPass is now free on mobile, but cross-device syncing costs extra
If you've been wanting to play around with LastPass on your mobile device without paying the $12 annual fee for premium support, today is your day: the password manager just added mobile to its f...
06:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Indie games are vast, varied and very 80s in this Megabooth trailer
There is no single definition of an "indie" video game. "Indie" doesn't mean free, cheap, mobile, 8-bit, 3D, platformer, shooter or any other thing. Thanks to the recent, rapi...
05:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Surviving the Def Con hacker conference
The phrase I saw and heard over and over again while talking to other journalists and security researchers about the Def Con hacker convention was "hostile environment." Not physically hosti...
05:08 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget MIT team gets us one step closer to robot bartenders
Sure, we've seen machines that can mix drinks with the help of an app and robot bartenders that can create cocktails out of Keurig-esque pods, but they all require you to actually push the contro...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Facebook offers up its autoplay video ads to other apps
If you're already annoyed with the autoplay video ads in your Facebook timeline, you might want to brace yourself. The social network is opening up that advertising tech to outside apps, or more ...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget VR pop-up studio will help journalists track online shaming
It doesn't take long for social media to become antisocial. A tactless tweet, an inappropriate picture or even a mundane status update can create the perfect storm for online shaming. In an attem...
04:05 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live hits Los Angeles next week!
Last year, we had a lot of fun at Engadget Live Los Angeles and now we're gearing up to do it all over again. Next Friday, August 21st, we'll take over Exchange LA from 7PM to 10PM and give ...
03:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget The PS Vita of Steam Machines arrives in 2016 for $299
The Steam Machine invasion is happening this fall. But while these computers are said to be more powerful than traditional consoles, such as the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, none of them are exactly por...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Verizon tests new fiber system that hits 10Gbps speeds
Verizon has announced that it has successfully completed field tests of its new super-fast fiber optic technology, dubbed the next-generation passive optical network (NG-PON2). It could offer users co...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget With Alphabet, Google wants to avoid becoming Microsoft
You're probably tired of hearing just how "unconventional" Google is after yesterday's surprise restructuring announcement. Sure, making Google a subsidiary of a company called Alp...
02:35 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Former Google, HTC execs promise an 'awesome' phone September 1st
If you think that the hype cycle for Nextbit's inaugural smartphone is already getting to be a bit much, you'll be glad to hear that you won't have to deal with it for too much longer. ...
02:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Google reveals Alphabet, but BMW already owns that trademark
Google co-founder Larry Page unveiled a surprise restructuring yesterday with the announcement of Alphabet, a new company that owns Google and all of its semi-related products. Google's stock soa...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Rite Aid to start accepting Apple Pay and other mobile payments
Nearly a year after shutting off support for Apple Pay and other NFC-based payments, Rite Aid has announced that will be changing soon. On August 15th, the drug store is set to begin accepting mobile ...
01:17 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Feds charge nine hackers for $30M insider trading scheme
The Wall Street Journal reports that federal prosecutors are set to unseal charges Tuesday against nine hackers and stock traders involved in an insider trading operation that netted more than $30 mil...
12:56 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Hackers control connected cars using text messages
It's not only Chrysler drivers that have to worry about hackers taking control of their cars from afar. UC San Diego researchers have found that you can control features on cars of many makes by...
12:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget UK to trial under-road wireless charging for EVs this year
Plug-in charging infrastructure like Tesla's Supercharger network are currently helping drive the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), but the UK government is already looking towards a future wh...
12:13 pm -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Firefox version 40 set to roll with new Windows 10 features
Firefox has hit a new landmark today with the release of version 40. The biggest change is improved Windows 10 compatibility, though previous versions of Firefox certainly work fine with Microsoft...
11:52 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Pixar will open-source the code for a key movie-making tool
Fancy that you could create the next Inside Out if you only had the right tools? Pixar just made that dream a little more realistic. Mere months after giving away Renderman, the studio has announced...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Galaxy studies show that the universe is slowly dying
Not to bum you out, but many scientists believe that the universe will eventually die -- stars and even black holes will release energy until there's virtually nothing left. And unfortunately, t...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Moto G review (2015): Motorola wins the 'best cheap phone' crown, again
Motorola is on a mission. For the last two years, it's been trying to suss out the finest blend of silicon and style it could get away with selling for just $180. And for the last two years the c...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Spy on a vampiric slumber party in the browser port of 'Night Trap'
There's a Night Trap fan group on Facebook. This isn't too surprising, considering Night Trap's storied past in the video game industry and its unabashed, nostalgic charm. It's a f...
09:54 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Custom 'Minecraft' PC is more than a skin-deep tribute
You may see yourself as a big Minecraft fan, but Spencer Kern just took that devotion to another level. The Microsoft game artist marked the launches of both Windows 10 and its special version of Min...
09:31 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget NASA wants more ideas for its low-cost CubeSat nanosatellites
NASA's CubeSat is a (sort-of) adorable tiny satellite that makes space exploration a (relatively) low-cost prospect. Now, the space agency is looking to offer the cube's talents and explorat...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: 3D-printed telescope, bird drone and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: An open-source, 3D-printed telescope is being offered by the Open Space Agency so that hobbyists of all stripes can easily share their discoveries. The BionicBird drone...
08:39 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Waterproof Bluetooth speaker blasts tunes without your phone
If you want a vacation from your smartphone but still need tunes, a Bluetooth speaker called Drifter may be just the gadget. Yes, the rugged, waterproof and buoyant model is aimed at the boating and b...
08:09 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Force Touch to provide shortcuts on the upcoming iPhone
Reports came out earlier this year that the next iPhones will have Force Touch -- a feature that makes it easy to access particular content or functions by pressing down on a pressure-sensitive screen...
07:39 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Lenovo-backed phone has reversible USB 3.0 and a big battery
Following the LeTV "Superphones" and the OnePlus 2, here's yet another Chinese smartphone that supports the reversible USB Type-C port; except this time, we're going beyond USB 2.0...
06:19 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Leak shows Galaxy S6 Edge preorders start August 21
Samsung appears to have confirmed, likely by accident, that the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 phone will indeed be joined by a curved model. The company's French site has a pre-order page for the "...
05:52 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget UK PS4 owners will soon pay more for online multiplayer
Some PlayStation Plus subscriptions are getting a little more expensive in the UK. From September 1st, Sony's 30-day option will cost &pound;5.99 instead of &pound;5.49, and the 12 week p...
05:05 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Sky Sports customers can now watch goal replays on their phones
With its live Champions League and Europa League TV rights, BT has proven to be a worthy sports broadcasting rival to Sky. The latter is now playing defence with renewed La Liga rights and a new deal ...
04:42 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget OneDrive will tell you when someone's editing your files
If you've ever worried that someone was editing your shared documents behind your back, Microsoft might just set your mind at ease. The folks in Redmond are rolling out an update to OneDrive that...
02:52 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget Amazon rolls out Bookerly font to more Kindle e-readers
Amazon debuted the more spacious "Bookerly" font to replace "Caecilia" on the 2015 Kindle Paperwhite. Now, it's being rolled out to the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Touch, Kindle 7th...
01:05 am -04 - Tue, August 11, 2015
Engadget OnePlus 2's arrival in US and Canada gets delayed
We've got some bad news for those of you in the US and Canada waiting for the OnePlus 2. While you can still purchase the new device from OnePlus.net today if you have an invite code, you have qu...
11:57 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Gear Indie channel highlights independent VR filmmaking
Gear VR owners are about to get a whole new channel of 360-degree video content: Samsung just announced Gear Indie, an independent film channel for its Milk VR video platform. Over the next few weeks,...
11:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Lenovo's latest pro laptops pack 4K and Xeon processors
There are plenty of workstation laptops that claim to deliver on the promise of heavy-duty computing on the road, but they're not usually that much different on the inside than a garden variety p...
10:08 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Columbia House owner wants to drop its mail-order business
Believe it or not, Columbia House's mail-order media business is still around -- although it might not be for much longer. Its parent company, Filmed Entertainment, has filed for Chapter 11 bankr...
09:39 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Microsoft attempts to teach computers how to make a funny
Computers and artificial intelligence systems have long struggled with a human understanding of humor &ndash; as anyone who has ever asked Siri to tell a joke well knows. Bloomberg reports that re...
09:16 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Sprint challenges T-Mobile's international plans with 'Open World'
If these carriers were characters fighting game, then Sprint is back with a special move designed to take on one of T-Mobile's. The Now Network is challenging T-Mo's "Mobile without Bor...
08:43 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Samsung's 256-gigabit chip puts multi-terabyte flash drives in your PC
Think that Samsung's 2TB solid-state drives are pretty capacious? They're just the start of something bigger. The Korean tech giant has started manufacturing the first 256-gigabit (32GB) 3D...
08:06 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget AT&T offers DirecTV customers $500 to change phone service
Now that AT&amp;T has finalized its acquisition of DirecTV, the carrier isn't wasting any time trying to bring in new wireless customers. Today, AT&amp;T announced a promotion for people ...
07:39 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Humans' season finale, 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
AMC is wrapping up its first season of Humans this week, so let us know if you'll be hanging around for season two of its android shenanigans (eight new episodes are confirmed for next year. If t...
06:50 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Researchers find that people with epilepsy process music differently
A team at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center may have just uncovered the most unexpected side-effect associated with epilepsy -- musical brainwave synchronization. The idea for the resear...
05:57 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Snapchat's new update goes easy on your data, heavy on emoji
Snapchat rolled out a pair of new features for the photo and video sharing app (for both iOS and Android) designed to reduce the amount of data it uses while increasing the number of ways users can em...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Facebook oversight lets others find you by guessing phone numbers
Just because you mark some of your Facebook data as private doesn't mean that you're hard to track down. Software engineer Reza Moaiandin has learned that it's possible to scoop up the ...
04:59 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Google gets an overhaul and a new CEO: Sundar Pichai
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have started a new "collection of companies" called Alphabet -- and it includes Google. That's right, now there's a company bigger than G...
04:54 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Defend your desk with a 3D printed rubber band auto-gun
If you work with a bunch of sticky-fingered co-workers, your desk is going to need protecting -- especially when you're away at lunch. This 3D-printed sentry gun from Swiss engineering student Ke...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Birth then kill a virtual baby for fun, but mostly profit
Babies are cute, cuddly and worth a lot of money if you know how to exploit their existence. While the babies being virtually birthed by Kustodian CEO Chris Rock (no, not that Chris Rock) may not insp...
04:05 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Challenge friends to real-life wizard duels with 'Maguss'
Harry Potter's brand of magic may not exist in the real world, but smartphone applications, electrical engineering and plastic wands sure do. Maguss uses all of these things, plus a badge that ac...
03:41 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Japan to restart nuclear power tomorrow after energy prices soar
It's been four years since an earthquake and tsunami knocked out the nuclear reactor at Fukushima, causing a meltdown and mass evacuation of the local area. The tragedy eventually saw the shut do...
03:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Microsoft built a robotic air hockey table to show off Windows 10
Microsoft is more than a little proud that a version of Windows 10 runs on tiny, embedded PCs -- proud enough that it's willing to make clever devices to show this off. The folks in Redmond have...
02:55 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Virtual reality video project will immerse you in space
Virtual reality is big on immersing you in cool new environments, and what's cooler than space? Nothing, if you ask SpaceVR. It's crowdfunding a project that will send a 12-camera video ar...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Spotify is reportedly clamping down on free streaming
Enjoying Spotify's free tier? Well, you might be hearing a limited selection in the near future. Digital Music News reports that the streaming service plans to offer some of its content only to p...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Spotify is reportedly scaling back free streaming
Enjoying Spotify's free tier? Well, you might be hearing a limited selection in the near future. Digital Music News reports that the streaming service plans to offer some of its content only to p...
02:04 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget 'Faster, sleeker and simpler' Hangouts arrives on Android
Google released its Hangouts 4.0 for the Android platform on Monday. First and foremost, the app now has been reskinned with material design. It also features a simplified compose button as well as a ...
01:38 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Internet giants team up to fight child porn through shared lists
The world's larger online companies have already been doing quite a lot to combat child porn on their own, but they're now teaming up to fight that sexual abuse across the internet. Faceboo...
01:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Sprint's traveling installers come to Boston, Philly and Atlanta
One of the ways that Sprint is hoping to revive its fortunes is with Direct 2 You, a service where door-to-door salespeople set up your phone from inside your home. The offering has added a fair few l...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget On-demand veterinary service gives advice on poorly pets
Getting a last-minute appointment at your local GP surgery can be nigh-on impossible. It's no surprise, then, that online services like Babylon Health and Dr Now have sprung up to meet the demand...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Back to School Guide 2015: Picks under $100
It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldr...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Nick and Aaron on Gamescom: a conversation
Last week, two Engadget editors braved the sweltering Gamescom floor in Cologne, Germany, to bring you all the news. Now that the show is finally over, Aaron Souppouris and Nick Summers look back on a...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Plex's media-playing iOS app finally got an overhaul
Plex has overhauled its iOS app, which it's also calling the poster child "for new feature support", that includes Plex Home, music features like multi-disc support and mixes and music ...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Anyone in the world can buy an Ubuntu phone (but shouldn't)
If you were dismayed that Canonical's campaign to launch an Ubuntu-running smartphone crashed and burned, then today might be your lucky day. Spanish smartphone maker BQ has already been selling ...
11:23 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Your Android games are getting a software speed boost
iPhone users have low-level Metal code to speed up games and other visually intensive apps, but what if you're an Android fan? Don't worry, you'll get your boost soon. Google has anno...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Virgin-Tesla takes you to space in Gone Home studio's 'Tacoma'
Fullbright struck a nerve with 2013's Gone Home, its emotionally haunting tale of a 20-something who returns from Europe in 1995 to find her family home deserted. That indie game darling not only...
10:34 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget NFL highlights return to your Twitter feed this season
If you enjoy seeing NFL highlights in your Twitter feed on Sundays (and Mondays, Thursdays and some Saturdays, too), you can rest easy as those clips are staying put. The 140-character social network ...
10:04 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Watch live as two ISS Cosmonauts perform a spacewalk
With only a bit of fabric preventing certain death, spacewalks are one of the most thrilling and dangerous jobs (among many) that ISS astronauts and cosmonauts do. You'll be able to watch one (he...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Omate's pricey ring vibrates just for your beloved
While Apple, Olio and Opening Ceremony are already tinkering with premium materials in the smartwatch space, other wearable devices haven't received just as much love. But today, Omate and French...
09:33 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Android users can fire Google Now and replace it with Cortana
Microsoft recently unveiled plans to launch its Cortana digital voice assistant on arch-rival Google's Android OS, but until now, you could only use it as a standalone app. However, the latest be...
09:06 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Cardiovascular health app is the UK's first ResearchKit project
One of the first health apps built with Apple's ResearchKit platform is now available to download outside the US. MyHeart Counts, which was first announced at Apple's "Spring Forward&qu...
08:52 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi thinks its next big opportunity lies in India
China's smartphone market isn't the hotbed of new customers that it once was, which means that companies now need to look elsewhere for fresh profits. Plenty believe that India is the next b...
07:20 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Coder wins a thousand Twitter contests using a bot
You've probably seen "retweet to win" contests on Twitter, and maybe even won a t-shirt, concert tickets or marshmallows. But computer engineer Hunter Scott completely automated the ide...
06:59 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget My BT app lets you restart your router remotely
If you're a BT broadband, mobile or TV customer, it's now a tad easier to manage your account from a phone. BT has released a new app called "My BT" for iOS and Android, which lets...
05:37 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Google relaunching Android One phones to hit $50 'sweet spot'
Google is rebooting its much-hyped Android One project that's supposed to bring low-priced smartphones to emerging markets. The company's managing director in India, Rajan Anandan, told the ...
05:37 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Google's relaunching Android One phones to hit $50 'sweet spot'
Google is rebooting its much-hyped Android One project that's supposed to bring low-priced smartphones to emerging markets. The company's managing director in India, Rajan Anandan, told the ...
05:10 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget GiffGaff to introduce 4G cap on unlimited data tariff
GiffGaff will simplify its mobile "goodybags" this September with a new range of plans which come with 4G as standard. In total, there will be seven plans priced between &pound;5 and &am...
03:22 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget This $30 device defeats almost any keyless car or garage door
You probably don't think about thieves when you unlock your car, but Samy Kamkar certainly does. The security researcher known for his droll (and scary) hacks has created a device called "Ro...
12:04 am -04 - Mon, August 10, 2015
Engadget Nano-sized 'yolks' should lead to longer-lasting batteries
Those eggs you might have had for breakfast? They're not just food -- they may be the key to longer-running batteries in your devices. Scientists at MIT and Tsinghua University have developed a n...
10:37 pm -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget Eye tracking will help the paralyzed talk to the outside world
Those affected by locked-in syndrome are effectively cut off from the outside world. They're paralyzed to the point where they can't move or speak -- in many cases, they might only have con...
09:16 pm -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget Song sharing service This Is My Jam shuts down the 'right' way
When internet services shut down, that's usually all she wrote. You have a few weeks to grab your data, and then all those memories are lost forever. Well, that's not going to happen with ...
07:47 pm -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget Quantum VJ puts a glitchy audio visualizer around your neck
Do pendants and other wearable ornaments lack pizzazz for you? Alexander Zolotov has a way to spice things up... if you're fond of 8-bit graphics gone haywire, at least. His Quantum VJ is small ...
06:18 pm -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget Drones may get better cell service thanks to an old ambulance
Aerial internet connections will likely be crucial for courier drones and other robotic aircraft, but modern-day cell towers are usually designed to serve people on the ground, not machines in the ski...
04:51 pm -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget 500px's redesigned iOS app is an Instagram for pros
500px built its service around serious photographers uploading DSLR shots on their PCs, but it knows that mobile users matter, too -- and it's not going to sit idly by while Flickr and Instagram ...
03:23 pm -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget NASA astronauts will eat space-grown veggies for the first time
Just because you're aboard the International Space Station doesn't mean you can avoid eating your vegetables. NASA has revealed that its ISS crew will munch on space-grown veggies (specifica...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget Opera buys a Netflix-style smartphone app service
You may associate Opera with data-saving web browsers and handy compression tools, but the company is determined to make more of a name for itself in smartphone apps, too. Opera just bought Bemobi, a...
12:27 pm -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget VR film festival will tour the US and Canada this fall
The thing with virtual reality is, you really need to try it out to "get" it. And since head-mounted displays aren't considered a necessary gadget like phones yet, something like a tour...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget The After Math: Apple Music user numbers and cheap Windows 10 PCs
We've taken a lot of good with the bad this week. On one hand, all four major cell carriers went down in in the Southeast overnight, Samsung killed its Boxee project , Reddit banned its most famo...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: hypersonic jets and spider cars
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.Airbus just unveiled its vision for the future of...
08:08 am -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget Mars Express videos the red planet from orbit
Here's something for those tired of looking at rock-and-dust photos of Mars: an entrancing video clip of the planet spinning taken by the European Space Agency's Mars Express. ESA's Mar...
05:01 am -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget MIT's robot borrows quick reflexes from a human pilot
Based on what we've seen at DARPA's Robotics challenge finals, most humanoid machines are still stiff and hilariously clumsy. MIT's new robot named "Hermes," however, moves a ...
02:02 am -04 - Sun, August 9, 2015
Engadget Breathalyzing bike lock keeps tipsy cyclists from riding drunk
You'd be surprised by the amount of damage and havoc that an inebriated bicyclist can inflict just by swerving through traffic, ignoring stop signs or falling off their bikes into the paths of on...
11:44 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Yahoo revives its signature San Francisco billboard
Have you missed seeing Yahoo's distinctive billboard while driving along San Francisco's piece of Interstate 80? So has Yahoo. After a 4-year hiatus, the internet giant is bringing back its ...
10:11 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Old Intel chips are vulnerable to a fresh security flaw
If you have an old, Intel-based computer hanging around, you might want to get rid of it post-haste. Security researcher Chris Domas has discovered a vulnerability in the x86 architecture of Intel pr...
10:11 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Old Intel chips are vulnerable to a fresh security exploit
If you have an old, Intel-based computer hanging around, you might want to get rid of it post-haste. Security researcher Chris Domas has discovered a vulnerability in the x86 architecture of Intel pro...
08:53 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Motorola is the next to patch Android's big video security flaw
Chalk up one more big Android phone maker racing to patch its devices against that nasty Stagefright video security flaw. Motorola has explained that it will not only fix the vulnerability in phones f...
07:24 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget The Wachowskis' Netflix show 'Sense8' gets a second season
The Wachowski siblings' trippy Netflix series Sense8 may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the show clearly has some fans: as part of a birthday celebration, Netflix has revealed that it...
05:56 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Tesla considers its own autonomous ride-sharing business
The best music often comes from the notes left unplayed, and so it was with the Tesla Motors Q2 earnings call with financial analysts this week. While we heard upbeat news about the Model X delivery s...
04:22 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Intel's pro-level Xeon processors are coming to laptops
Intel's professional-grade Xeon processors are no longer confined to fancy workstations or data centers. The chip designer has unveiled its first-ever Xeon processor family for laptops, the E3-15...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Two indie pretenders to the 'XCOM' crown
2012's XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a revelation. I'd never played the '90s original or its successors, but I was immediately drawn in by the reboot's story, world and, most of all, com...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' is make or break for Faith
Even now, after seven years, Mirror's Edge is a unique and exhilarating parkour thriller. It's littered with flaws -- a paper-thin story, some frustrating level design and unnecessary gunpla...
12:28 pm -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget EU finds that Apple and labels didn't conspire to end free music
Apple Music is facing its fair share of scrutiny over concerns of possible anti-competitive behavior, but it's not going to get that much flak from Europe. According to both Mlex and Recode'...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Carphone Warehouse says up to 2.4 million customer accounts hacked
Carphone Warehouse, the UK's biggest independent phone retailer, has confirmed it has been the target of hackers. The company has said that the personal details of up to 2.4 million customers hav...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Behold, the majesty of weird, but beautiful science!
Artist or scientist? Work of art or laboratory machine? The two pairs needn't be exclusive and we've collected a batch of real-world photos to prove it. The artistry in crafting experimental...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: How baseball's tech team changed television
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...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Kids abusing robots, solar powered balloon and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A piece of robot news out of Japan has us riveted, mostly because it's internationally understood that kids can be jerks. Researchers there studied how children tr...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, August 8, 2015
Engadget Typewriters suck. This web app proves it.
Typewriters are beautiful objects. They are charming and ingenious in a way that only something analog can be. They make sounds that strike a chord even in those born long after the thwack-thwack of a...
11:47 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Hackers are attacking US gas pumps
After a gas station monitoring system was hacked earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt decided to take a closer look. They set up fake internet-connected systems cal...
11:47 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Hackers are attacking US gas stations
After a gas station monitoring system was hacked earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt decided to take a closer look. They set up fake internet-connected systems cal...
10:43 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Amazon Studios has two new pilots for you to judge
While Amazon has a track record to go by for its upcoming car show, it's still crowdsourcing impressions for its new dramas. Today the service posted pilot episodes for two new series that it mig...
08:59 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Wave goodbye to manual car seat controls with gesture tech
It sounds a bit like an infomercial: Tired of using manual controls and levers to adjust your car seats? There's got to be a better way! And now of course there is, thanks to researchers at the F...
07:11 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Twitter hires Falcon Pro developer to make its Android app better
If you've been disappointed with the progress of Twitter's official Android app, there may finally be reason for optimism. Joaquim Verg&egrave;s, developer of the popular third-part Falc...
06:06 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Japan's Privacy Visor will hide your face from software for $240
Right, it's not quite as cool as the Laughing Man's live camera hacking, but it's as close as we'll get for a while. Dr. Isao Echizen at Japan's National Institute of Informat...
04:46 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Russia apparently gets the blame for hacking Pentagon email
A couple of weeks ago the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff suddenly shut down its unclassified email network for all users, but didn't say why beyond citing "suspicious activity." ...
04:18 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: #TeamEngadget's own Splatfest
Later tonight, Nintendo will celebrate Splatoon's latest update with an official Splatfest event, but forget that noise. Here at Engadget, we're having our own. Welcome to the Engadget Splat...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Prince's 'HITNRUN' arrives September 7th as a Tidal exclusive
In case you missed it, Prince pulled his catalog from nearly every streaming service recently except for a select few. And as you might expect, he's releasing his next album in one place: Tidal. ...
03:37 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget FBI: Retweeting terrorist organizations could get you arrested
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's least likely informant isn't a shadowy figure in a parking garage or an anonymous phone call -- it's a fast-paced social network with a short atten...
03:09 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget The top 8 wearables you can buy right now
Fall is right around the corner and whether you're looking for a fashionable accessory, fitness tracker or productivity wearable to see the season through, you've got plenty of great options...
02:26 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Verizon nixes phone subsidies and simplifies its data plans
Following the lead of alternative carriers like T-Mobile and Google Fi, Verizon announced today that it will be doing away with phone subsidies (the precise opposite of what it said last October) and ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget LG commits to monthly Android security updates
In the wake of the Stagefright bug, LG has reportedly committed to posting monthly security updates to protect its Android smartphones. It's the third company in two days to pledge to ensure that...
01:40 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget 'World's first' solar hot air balloon takes flight in the UK
The UK's International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol is a celebration of all things hot air ballooning, but this year it's taken a big stride into the future. August 6th saw the maiden public fl...
01:20 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Researchers find major security flaw with ZigBee smart home devices
Manufacturers of smart home devices using the ZigBee standard are aiming for convenience at the expense of security, according to researchers from the Austrian security firm Cognosec. By making it eas...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Go inside a giant Japanese concrete-crushing robot
Japan's got another robot. But this one isn't selling coffee or checking you into a hotel. No, this one has industrial metal claws on both hands, monster truck tires and a seat for you to si...
12:40 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Thai man gets 30 years in jail for insulting monarchy on Facebook
While Reddit users continue to complain about their speech being restricted, following moves by the site to finally clean up its most hateful communities, internet users in Thailand continue to face a...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Uber comes to Liverpool and the entire Merseyside region
While Uber's currently being scrutinised over its employment practices, and the UK's High Court closes in on a decision of whether the service is even operating legally in the capital, the r...
12:10 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars Battlefront': a fine line between authenticity and fun
The Star Wars Battlefront franchise has a simple goal: to put players in the middle of huge, sprawling battles ripped straight from the films and wider fiction. Whether that's battling the AT-AT ...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget The best mirrorless camera for beginners
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.After 60 hours of research and 25 hours of testing, we found the $600 Sony a5100...
11:50 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Scientists develop software for drone traffic management
It's all systems go for NASA Ames' Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management project. One of its partner organizations participating in the program's initial phase is the University of...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Is HTC Android's first falling giant?
HTC has announced "significant cuts" and slashed jobs after posting a $265 million net loss, with more losses promised for the future. Reuters is reporting that the poor performance has been...
11:11 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget EFF's browser extension that blocks spying ads officially launches
After more than a year of testing, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is releasing Privacy Badger 1.0, a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that prevents ads and sites from tracking your activit...
10:50 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget 'Mighty No. 9' producer: 'We feel bad. Really, really bad.'
Mighty No. 9 is one of the most successful video game Kickstarters of all time. It's also been delayed. First until September, and then, earlier this week, it was pushed all the way to 2016. In t...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget 'Rare Replay': gaming classics at their best-worst
It wasn't until after I'd repeatedly pummeled an oversized rat's testicles that I realized why preserving video game history is so important. Were it not for Rare Replay, an anthology o...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget A game about a dude and his dragon is my Xbox One must-have
PlatinumGames is on a roll. The Japan-based studio is less than a decade old, but already it's put out a string of critically acclaimed titles such as Bayonetta, Vanquish and Metal Gear Rising: R...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Gnarbox puts a video editing suite in your back pocket
Gnarbox is a modern solution to a modern problem. Right now, if you're shooting video outdoors, you'll either need your laptop with you, or (more likely) have to wait until you get back to b...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is coming to the NFL sidelines
With NFL teams set to kick off their pre-season next week, Microsoft today announced that the Surface Pro 2 won't be used during games anymore. Instead, the upcoming 2015-2016 season will see its...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Drone goes fishin', reflection fix for photos & more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A $200,000 drone is helping wildlife officials protect fish from poaching and it looks super cool too. A new algorithm to eliminate reflections, raindrops and chain-lin...
08:21 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Microsoft has iOS devs building the 'bridge' for Windows 10 apps
It's no secret -- even with its fast start, Microsoft needs more apps on Windows 10, across PCs, tablets and phones. Many of the most popular ones are already built for Android, iOS or even older...
07:30 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Researchers program robot to run from kid bullies
What happens when you leave a robot with packs of unsupervised kids? Researchers from the ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Osaka University, Ryukoku University and Tokai Univer...
07:01 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Premier League club badges come to Twitter ahead of new season
Twitter's hashflags have encouraged colourful conversations around the general election and Wimbledon already this year, and right on time, the social network has issued a new set for fans of the...
06:31 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Firefox has a new security hole, but you can already patch it
Yesterday, someone noticed that an ad from a Russian news site was exploiting a serious vulnerability in the Firefox browser. According to a Mozilla security post, the attacker was able to bypass the ...
05:11 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Android app tells you if you have 'Stagefright' vulnerability
Got Stagefright? Not the fear of an audience, but an Android vulnerability that could hijack your smartphone via a garden-variety MMS. The company that discovered the flaw, Zimperium, has now released...
03:55 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget BitTorrent makes offline messages on Bleep more secure
The biggest thing BitTorrent's Bleep messaging app can offer users is privacy, so it's rightly beefing up that feature even more. In BT's latest engineering blog post, senior software e...
02:50 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget This is how you'll customize the Xbox One 'Elite' controller
We got up close and personal with the Xbox One's incredibly expensive Elite controller at E3, but how do all those modular bits and bobs work? A new video from Microsoft out of Gamescom sheds som...
01:28 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget PlayStation's streaming TV service rolls out to Dallas and Miami
Looking to stream Sony's TV service to your PS3 or PS4? Living in Fort Worth and Fort Lauderdale? If that particularly specific Venn diagram has you smack in the middle, then good news: PlayStati...
12:30 am -04 - Fri, August 7, 2015
Engadget Google Maps on iOS won't blind you at night anymore
When you're using Google Maps in the dark, the iOS app's blinding bright white display can kill your night vision. Good thing then that a new update addresses that and adds a few other welco...
11:03 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Apple's website redesign kills separate 'Store' section
You'll notice something new if you visit Apple's website right now. Things might look the same at first glance, but a closer look will reveal the absence of the familiar "Store" ta...
09:38 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft brings Outlook and Translator to your smartwatch
Microsoft has just released a bunch of productivity apps for wearable devices -- nope, not for the Band, but for Android Wear smartwatches and the Apple Watch. First for the Apple Watch is Outlook, wh...
08:45 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Blizzard's huge 'World of Warcraft: Legion' expansion hits beta this year
Blizzard ended 2014 with a promise to release bigger, better expansions faster -- and today at Gamescom it finally showed off the goods. The next World of Warcraft expansion is called Legion, and like...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Phone companies ditching copper wires will have to follow the rules
The age of the copper land-line is nearing its end, but traditional phone lines aren't going quietly: new rules from the FCC now require service providers notify customers of the impending remova...
06:54 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Yankee Stadium to fans: Scan your thumb and skip the line
Welcome to the future, sports fans &ndash; you can use your smartphone to track trades, Twitter can tell you who's on the DL, and now your fingerprints can get you into the ballpark faster. B...
05:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget A guy in the UK called the ISS from his backyard and you can too
For most of us, visiting the International Space Station is little more than an impossible dream -- but if you know what you're doing, talking to the orbiting laboratory is surprisingly plausible...
05:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget JXE Streams: digging through the 'Rare Replay' vault
More than any other artistic medium, video games have a dire need to preserve their history. Unlike movies, books or music, it's incredibly hard to enjoy a classic game years or even decades afte...
05:09 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Audi's A3 e-tron starts at $37,900 in the US, rolls out in October
If you live in the States and have been itchin' to get behind the wheel of Audi's new plug-in hybrid, you'll soon be in luck. The A3 e-tron "Sportback" (read: hatchback) will ...
04:44 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget GE's Neuro VR experience takes you inside a musician's brain
"Welcome to the complex universe inside Reuben's head." A mysterious voice boomed through the headphones. With an Oculus headset strapped on my face for GE's Neuro VR experience, I...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Leaks point to a new TiVo 'Bolt' DVR on the way
So what's next for TiVo? After the company successfully kicked off the DVR era with its boxes, the world is now changing into one where cable TV isn't quite as important. Purchasing the remn...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Big Data VR app allows researchers to 'browse' genomes
Earlier this year, Epic Games (the folks that made the Unreal Engine) held a $20,000 competition that challenged VR companies to create programs that could help users better tackle the valuable, albei...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Tesla's prehensile car charger plugs itself in automatically
Keep your flying cars and robot maids, we are already living in Elon Musk's future. Tesla officially unveiled its automatic charging system today and whaaaaa? When Musk first announced its develo...
03:10 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget The surprising joy of Time's virtual reality cover starring Palmer Luckey
It's amazing to see Palmer Luckey -- creator of the Oculus Rift and custodian of the tech industry's current obsession with virtual reality -- on the cover of Time magazine this month. It�...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' looks like 'Dota 2' with new features
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is banking big on eSports with a handful of new, updated and returning features that make the professional game stand out from everyday matches. Arena, for example, replaces ...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Japanese court rules that bitcoin can't be 'owned'
Tokyo's district court has ruled that it's not possible for people to own bitcoin, and therefore they can't sue for compensation in the wake of Mt. Gox's collapse. The ruling comes...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget 24 hours with the Sony RX10 II, a 4K-ready superzoom camera
The market for superzoom cameras is a niche one. But manufacturers continue to churn them out for people who want them, as small a group as this may be. And while Canon is designing models that can fi...
02:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Tesla's Model S hack still proves it's better than other car makers
In the run up to this year's DEF CON, major car hacks seem to be a recurring theme. A few weeks ago we saw how hackers were able to remotely take control and shut down Chrysler vehicles -- now Te...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget The top 14 portable audio gadgets you can buy right now
We love our tunes and we're guessing that most of you do too. If you're in the market for some portable audio gear or summer's been so great that you've inflicted serious damage on...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Researchers can take complete control of Android phones
The wave of security issues with devices, cars and even skateboards continues as Check Point researchers presented a vulnerability at the Black Hat conference that could potentially open millions of A...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Crystal Dynamics is putting the 'tomb' back in 'Tomb Raider'
2013's Tomb Raider was a reboot of a game that defined the 3rd-person adventure genre. It represented a change in direction for the series, one that took cues from successful titles like Uncharte...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget The Pebble Time Steel is beautiful, but probably not worth $249
Pebble already had a hit on its hands with the unveiling of the Time, its next-generation color smartwatch. But it was the introduction of the Time Steel a week later that propelled its crowdfunding c...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget How real spacesuits differ from movie versions
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's curator Cathleen Lewis and conservator Lisa Young answered a number of questions from the public via a Reddit AMA session yesterday. The topic? Spa...
12:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Drone can stay in the air for two days to spot fish poachers
Fishing companies might soon launch drones to keep an eye out for poachers and hunt for specific types of fish. Aerovel has begun manufacturing its Flexrotor drones with the fishing industry in mind. ...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget DSCOVR photographs the moon's journey across the Earth
The DSCOVR satellite has outdone itself: after taking a photo of the Earth in July, it has now captured a series of images showing the moon making its way across the Pacific Ocean. Since the satellite...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget HBO Now finally gets Google Chromecast support
A few weeks after HBO Now hit Android, HBO is continuing to roll out the new streaming service beyond Apple's devices. Next up is Google's Chromecast, the company announced today. HBO Now�...
11:19 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Researchers reduce VR sickness by letting your eyes focus
Virtual reality has unlimited potential, but it could make you sick. Stanford researchers are trying to solve that problem by tapping another new tech, light-field cameras. You see, VR devices can cau...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Synology DiskStation DS415play!
This week's giveaway really hits the sweet spot in a big way. Synology, a well known name in networked storage has handed over one of its multimedia-optimized Play series DiskStations for one inc...
10:44 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Ultra HD Blu-ray will have 4K discs here in time for the holidays
After locking down a name, logo and spec, the Blu-ray Disc Association has announced it's just about ready to start licensing the Ultra HD Blu-ray technology. The group anticipates we'll hea...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Studios lead talks Kinect and the future of Xbox
You might not know who Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda is, but you know his work. He was the driving force behind Kinect and HoloLens. And more recently, he's taken control of a large part of Micro...
10:17 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Pentagon and Silicon Valley cyberunit reveals leaders and HQ
The Department of Defense's partnership with Silicon Valley is a done deal, and now officials have announced who would serve as the initiative's head honchos. According to The Wall Street Jo...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Breaking up in the time of Twitter
For nearly 10 years, we shared everything, but it never occurred to me that sharing a four-digit PIN could ruin it all....
09:46 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget 'Oculus Cinema' will let friends watch movies 'together'
If you've ever peered into a VR headset, you'll know it can be a pretty lonely experience -- much like going to an empty cinema in the real world. VR heavyweight Oculus will kill these two b...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Smartphones become the most popular device for keeping Brits connected
It was only a matter of time, but smartphones are now officially the UK's most popular internet-connected device. For the first time, more people are choosing smartphones to get online than lapto...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget How the TV show in Xbox One exclusive 'Quantum Break' works
When Remedy released Alan Wake on Xbox 360, few people questioned the live-action cut scenes sprinkled throughout the campaign. It turns out those moments were the seedlings for a grander vision: to d...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Spider vehicle, a 3D-printed teeny tiny saw and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A miniature circular saw printed on a 3D printer is about to be produced by a designer so that it actually cuts wood. Teeny tiny little thumbs best be careful. The Spid...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Pornhub launches a Netflix-style subscription service
If you've ever googled the phrase "Netflix for Porn," you'll find more than a few people wishing for a one-stop shop to satisfy their sexual peccadilloes. Pornhub is hoping to fill...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Snowden wannabe leaked files to 4Chan, but no one believed him
One person's dream of becoming the next Snowden or Manning was ruined when nobody believed that the classified documents that they posted to the internet were genuine. Michael Scerba was a 21-yea...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget The best of Public Access Vol. 8: RIP Hitchbot, Hi Soylent
There's a reason your mom told you not to hitchhike -- it can be dangerous, even for friendly, harmless robot creations. This week, the internet mourned the loss of Hitchbot the hitchhiking robot...
07:42 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget India will partly reverse its online porn ban
It looks like the Indian government's broad attempt to block internet porn didn't last long. Officials say they'll lift a ban on many of the 857 sites just recently cut off for being &q...
06:41 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget ASUS put an insanely large battery in the ZenFone Max
During its big launch event in India today, ASUS decided to throw in a surprise for those who are into phones with a massive battery: the ZenFone Max. This is one of the very few smartphones that come...
06:40 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget ASUS' photo-centric ZenFones head to India first
Back at Computex in June, we got a first glimpse of ASUS' upcoming ZenFone Selfie and the then-unnamed ZenFone 2 Laser, both being the first phones to switch back to Qualcomm's chipset after...
05:49 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Apple Music recruits 11 million trial users in six weeks
Over 11 million people are now using Apple Music following the June 30th launch. "We're thrilled with the numbers so far," Apple senior VP Eddy Cue told USA Today. The service is in a f...
05:15 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget NASA renews ISS flight contract with Russia for $490 million
Despite NASA's budget increase in 2015, the Congress didn't allocate enough money for the Commercial Crew Program to fast-track the development of American spacecraft that can ferry the ISS ...
05:07 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Amazon expands Prime Now one-hour deliveries to Birmingham
Londoners have been taking advantage of Amazon's Prime Now one-hour delivery service for a little over a month now, and it's time to afford others the same convenience. Today, Amazon has lau...
03:46 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Now you can drive around Mars with NASA's Curiosity simulator
Want to explore the surface of the red planet without signing up for the Mars One mission? No problem: NASA has built two interactive web applications that will let you explore the planet to your hear...
02:34 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Target launches Bluetooth beacon pilot program in 50 stores
Bluetooth beacons are already helping London's visually-impaired subway riders navigate the Tubes, now they're going to help shoppers find great deals at their local Target stores. The retai...
01:25 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Nicki Minaj and Jason Statham are getting their own mobile games
Hip-hop fans have had a lot to deal with lately: Dr. Dre shelved Detox, there's that whole Meek Mill and Drake feud that's spilling out all over Twitter and Run the Jewels might not be hitti...
12:28 am -04 - Thu, August 6, 2015
Engadget Shazam update adds songs to Spotify and Rdio playlists
Shazam is great for discovering new music and settling a friendly bet. While you could already listen to full-length songs from Rdio or Spotify inside the app, now you can add identified tunes to your...
10:41 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Apple won't face class action lawsuit over iMessage problems
If you were hoping to get a payout from Apple after an iMessage flaw prevented you from seeing some text messages on your Android phone... well, you'll probably be disappointed. Judge Lucy Koh (...
10:19 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Custom $3,100 Apple Watch celebrates famed Russian leaders
If Lenin weren't so pickled, he'd be rolling over in his display case at the sight of Caviar's limited-edition luxury Apple Watch Epoca. The company has unveiled three unique designs fo...
09:58 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Send Facebook messages directly to businesses from ads
If you want contact someone from running a Facebook Page, you can head over to that profile or rely on post comments. Now, the social network allows you to send messages directly to those businesses a...
09:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 has a $15 DVD player app that you shouldn't buy
Microsoft may have inadvertently made a good case for embracing movie downloads and streams. The company has released an official DVD Player app that lets you play old-school disc-based movies in Wind...
08:54 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget 'Mafia III' looks like the 1968 version of 'True Detective'
The first trailer for Mafia III takes us down to the American bayou in 1968, tied up and bloodied in the backseat of a car while Vietnam veteran Lincoln Clay menacingly espouses the true meaning of &q...
08:31 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Android fingerprint readers may be easier to hack than Touch ID
There's nothing like a Black Hat Security Conference to leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable. Today's compromise? Fingerprint readers. Security researchers Tao Wei and Yulong Zhang have ...
07:46 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Microsoft and Netflix help diversity by offering more parental leave
There are a few ways to increase the number of women working at tech companies. Intel is offering referral bonuses, for example, while other firms are trying more inclusive hiring policies. However,...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Adidas buys Runtastic to boost its fitness tech
Adidas is no stranger to technology by any means, but it clearly feels that it needs a leg up -- the fitness equipment maker has bought fitness tech firm Runtastic for just shy of $240 million. Both ...
06:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Google's Nexus devices are getting monthly security updates
Samsung isn't the only Android device maker promising monthly security updates in light of huge exploits like the Stagefright flaw. Google itself is vowing that Nexus devices will get monthly ov...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Tell us how you really feel about Windows 10
Windows 10 became available for download last week, and in our review we hailed it as the "most refined desktop experience ever from Microsoft." We were able to recommend it "without an...
05:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: an iPad case, 2TB hard drive, 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...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Reddit bans some of its most well-known racist communities
Former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong predicted that racist and sexist users who agitated to push his replacement, Ellen Pao, out the door were actually sealing their own fates, and it appears that has happen...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Here's what our readers think of the Fitbit Surge
Even as other companies plow ahead with their plans to put a smartwatch on every wrist, Fitbit is staying focused on fitness tracking via simpler wearables like the Flex and the Charge/Charge HR. But ...
04:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Samsung kills Boxee's secret tablet remote project, lays off staff
If you were hoping for Boxee's glorious return as part of Samsung, brace yourself for crushing disappointment ahead. Samsung has reportedly cancelled the group's next-generation remote proje...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Epson's new printers ease refill woes with ink tanks
We've all been there. It's late, and you have a final project or presentation due first thing in the morning. You've been awake for days and you've finally finished. Only when you ...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget YouTube is getting rid of '301 Views'
When a video posted to YouTube starts to really rack up hits, the view counter has always frozen at "301+" for a while as the system checked for any robotic view count inflating shenanigans....
03:24 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Fly among beautiful floating islands hiding ancient secrets in 'Aer'
Aer is more gorgeous every time I see it. I first ran across it by accident: While waiting in a line at Gamescom 2013, I noticed Robin Hjelte, the game's creator, showing off a video on his table...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget 6 technologies that protect endangered animals from poachers
By Cat DiStasioJust about everyone with internet access spent last week reading about crimes against animals happening in far-flung places on the globe. If that sort of news moves you, it might leave ...
02:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget San Antonio is getting Google Fiber
Nearly six months after the city cleared a steeplechase-worth of legal hurdles, Google has finally announced that it will be installing its ultrafast fiber-optic network in San Antonio, Texas. Google ...
02:14 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 specs leak: 35 percent faster than 810
The cat appears to be out of the bag for Qualcomm's next major mobile chip, the Snapdragon 820. Analyst Pan Jiutang posted some slides on Weibo detailing pretty much all of the important informat...
01:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Facebook does live video streaming, if you're a celebrity
After months of sitting on the sidelines while Meerkat and Periscope dominate the livestreaming space, Facebook is rolling out its own offering... well, sort of. It's launching Facebook Live, a...
01:36 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Apple will patch the DYLD bug in its next OS X release
Apple will patch the dangerous DYLD "privilege escalation" bug in its next OS release, Mac OS X 10.10.5, The Guardian reports. The DYLD bug allows a program to run with administrator access ...
01:10 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget 24 hours with Sony's A7R II full-frame mirrorless camera
If that RX100 IV point-and-shoot isn't powerful enough for you, Sony has a couple other new cameras to fit your needs: the A7R II and RX10 II. For now, our focus is on the A7R II, a full-frame mi...
12:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Rolls-Royce's new Wraith can silence the jeers of the poor
Music is about youth, vibrancy and rebellion, something that seems at odds with Rolls-Royce, cars that are normally the province of stuffed shirts the world over. Despite this, the company feels that ...
12:34 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Sky's new Now TV box is full HD compatible after all
Sky's second-generation Now TV box goes on sale tomorrow, and the company's just been in touch to say it made a bit of a boo-boo on yesterday's announcement. You see, the new Now TV box...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Samsung 'fast tracks' Android security fixes with monthly updates
To ensure that your Samsung devices get timely updates when security issues arise, the company announced a new plan for the patches. Samsung is changing how it handles the security problems by fast tr...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Your brain on code
Welcome back to the show, everyone! In case you missed it, we now have an iTunes and RSS feed for the show, so you can subscribe to it however you like. Thanks for your patience on that!As for the epi...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Google and MIT can take reflection-free photos through windows
Who knew that reflection-free window photos were suddenly in vogue? Google and MIT do, apparently. Some of their researchers have developed an algorithm that eliminates unwanted visuals by using fra...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget 'Mighty No. 9' won't arrive until early 2016
Mighty No. 9, the new game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, isn't going to be arriving until some point in the first three months of 2016. It's the second delay for the kickstarted title...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Sway presentation app hits Windows 10, leaves preview
Sway, Microsoft's app for building well-designed presentations on the web, is beginning to seem like more than just a mere experiment. Today, Microsoft announced that it's bringing the app o...
10:29 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Bang & Olufsen is the latest to jump into multi-room audio
It's almost trivially easy to buy a multi-room audio system at this point, but what if you want stylish audio to go with your designer home? Don't worry -- Bang &amp; Olufsen has you co...
10:08 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Piracy app Popcorn Time vulnerable to hack attack
Get ready for a shock, but Popcorn Time, the illegal-as-hell streaming app for pirated movies, may not exactly be secure. Researcher Antonios Chariton told Torrent Freak that he found a vulnerability ...
09:47 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Genius' crowdsourced song annotations arrive on Android
Genius, formerly known as crowdsourced song annotation service Rap Genius, has finally released an Android app, along with a redesigned website and iOS version. It's where music enthusiasts can r...
09:24 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Xbox 360 update will make it just as social as the Xbox One
With Windows 10, Microsoft is all about the Xbox integration. Xbox 360 preview users can now see gaming activity from Windows 10, Xbox One and of course, their Xbox 360. The feeds show achievements, b...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: 3D-printed meds, old-man exoskeleton and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: An exoskeleton to mimic the effects of aging is teaching empathy and also, helping engineers develop technology to help older people. 3D-printed medication is officiall...
08:42 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget How robot hands can use the environment to manipulate objects
Human hands remain far more dexterous than their mechanical counterparts, but we doubt manufacturers would replace basic pincers with expensive robotic arm technologies. Since it's darn hard and ...
08:23 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Xbox One gets its first exclusive external hard drive
Even though modern consoles ship with at least 500GB of storage, you only have to install a small number of digital games before your internal disk is full. Sony and Microsoft have alleviated some of ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Intel targets gamers with sixth-gen 'Skylake' CPU launch
With mobile annihilating the mainstream PC industry, Intel knows gaming is buttering its bread. The chip giant launched its sixth-generation "Skylake" desktop processors today with two enthu...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget DJI's sub-$800 drone packs smart features for first-timers
After the Phantom 3 Professional and the Phantom 3 Advanced, DJI's back with an even cheaper drone dubbed Phantom 3 Standard to tempt beginners. It costs just $799, which is $200 less than the Ad...
07:25 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget EE recalls Power Bar chargers over fire risks
EE's free Power Bar portable chargers have been incredibly popular with customers, but recently a medical student was left with nasty burns after one exploded while charging. And it can't be...
07:21 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Amazon's UK Instant Video iOS app now supports HD streaming
With Amazon Instant Video set to become the new home of the Top Gear team, we're sure many of you are looking at the value of a Prime subscription in a new light. And if you needed a little more ...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Garmin's latest low-cost running watch gives you live tracking
If you've been jonesing for a Garmin running watch that will talk to your smartphone without trashing your bank balance, you're in luck. Garmin has rolled out the Forerunner 25, a follow-up ...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget BT exclusive 'Fear The Walking Dead' to premiere on August 31st
When BT announced it had teamed up with AMC to bring exclusive US shows to the UK, all eyes were on when Fear The Walking Dead, a new spin-off of the popular zombie drama The Walking Dead, would reach...
06:07 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Watch 'The Martian' astronauts struggle with isolation training
One of the greatest challenges for any manned Mars mission isn't surviving the planet itself, but remaining mentally sound on the way there -- you don't want to freak out during a months-lon...
05:53 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Sky edges out BT to retain Spanish football TV rights
Much like the Premier League, broadcasters have to bid for the TV rights for other major sporting leagues around the world. Sky has delivered comprehensive coverage of Spain's La Liga championshi...
05:53 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Sky retains Spanish football TV rights for three more years
Much like the Premier League, broadcasters have to bid for the TV rights for other major sporting leagues around the world. Sky has delivered comprehensive coverage of Spain's La Liga championshi...
05:10 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars: Battlefront' gets 20-player aerial combat
Yes, slicing your enemies with a lightsaber is one reason to buy Star Wars: Battlefront, but it shouldn't be the only reason. At Gamescom 2015, Electronic Arts has revealed that it's adding ...
04:36 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Watch Faith return to freerunning in 'Mirror's Edge: Catalyst'
EA and Dice are returning to the Mirror's Edge franchise early next year, and today we got an in-depth look at the game in action. Just like the original, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst has Faith l...
03:34 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay makes its way to smart TVs
Samsung is making it simpler to shop for apps, in-app purchases, books and movies, among other things, on its smart TVs. Months after launching its mobile payment system, the Korean company's now...
02:32 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget 3D printed circular saw is smaller than a thumbnail
What is this, a saw for -- bah, we'll spare you that joke. You probably knew it was coming the moment you saw the image above, because yes, that's a teeny tiny circular saw that actually wor...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, August 5, 2015
Engadget Razer stuffs colored lighting into more gaming keyboards and keypads
Razer has been decking out seemingly every gaming peripheral it makes with many-colored Chroma lighting, and there's no signs of that trend letting up any time soon. The company has rolled out Ch...
11:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget This web game shows you why self-driving cars are better
You've probably heard that self-driving cars are safer than their human-guided equivalents (as a general rule, at least). But what if you have a hard time wrapping your head around how that conce...
11:07 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Cristiano Ronaldo teams with Monster for his own line of headphones
Cristiano Ronaldo is a pretty decent footballer. He also has a knack for pitching products. This time around, he teamed up with Monster through his own company, ROC Live Life Loud, for line of co-bran...
09:54 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Images of Microsoft's next flagship Lumia prototype leak out
If you've been hankering for some powerful new Lumia hardware, feast your eyes on the first images of a prototype of Microsoft's upcoming flagship phone, courtesy of a (soon to be fired) lea...
09:17 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Intel tackles diversity problem through referral bonuses
If the Ellen Pao case showed us anything, it's that Silicon Valley is still very much a (white) boy's club. In response a number of industry leaders including Apple, IBM, and Google, have pl...
08:44 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Dr. Dre's 'Compton' is an Apple Music exclusive
If you want to listen to Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre before it arrives on Friday, Apple Music has you covered. Cupertino's streaming service will offer an "exclusive" stream of Dr....
07:54 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Xbox at Gamescom 2015: a recap of Microsoft's strong showing
Gamescom isn't open to the public just yet, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from dropping some early news and trailers. During its "Xbox Briefing" in Cologne, the company announc...
07:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Cell service out for thousands across the American Southeast
Cellular service appears to be down across every major provider throughout Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky with Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville being the hardest hit. According to the website Do...
07:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget MLB's Advanced Media arm inks deal to create content for NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball Advanced Media, MLB's interactive and online broadcast arm, have come to terms on a deal that would give the NHL access to the same Emmy...
06:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Lexus let skateboarders put its hoverboard to the test
After weeks of teasing, Lexus is finally showing off its latest Amazing in Motion project in full. The Slide video posted today shows skateboarders riding the company's superconducting hoverboard...
05:58 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Chrome beta previews custom tabs, improved media controls for Android
Back at I/O, Google previewed a few new items in Chrome. More specifically, it detailed a tool called custom tabs. Basically, it'll allow app developers employ a pop-out browser window for link p...
05:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Get a terrifying taste of 'We Happy Few' on Steam, Xbox this holiday
We Happy Few isn't necessarily a terrifying first-person stealth and combat game. So far, it's more of a bone-chilling, creepy, deeply unsettling experience. In other words: It looks great. ...
04:49 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Galaxy Note 5 photo leak shows a giant, pen-toting S6
At last, real-life images of the finished Galaxy Note 5 have leaked through Droid-Life... and if they're accurate, they confirm a lot of hopes and fears. The good? It's basically an upsize...
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget White House Demo Day focuses on diversity
When the White House hosts a Demo Day, tech entrepreneurs come out to play. The Obama administration kicked off its first ever showcase for startups today. It isn't your typical day of demonstrat...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget A chat with Black Hat's unconventional keynote speaker
The most interesting thing about Black Hat 2015 keynote speaker Jennifer Granick isn't her gender -- though she appears against a backdrop of historically male keynotes. It's that Granick is...
03:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget 1TB My Passport Cinema drive puts 4K Ultra HD movies in your pocket
New super high-res televisions are already here, but with Ultra HD Blu-ray still yet to debut, the best available way to get 4K video on that screen is with streaming and, now, downloading. Western Di...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget 'Destiny' ditches Dinklage
Before Destiny officially launched on consoles, it launched a meme: That wizard came from the moon! The phrase, which was printed on Bungie-sanctioned t-shirts (and sold like hotcakes), spawned from P...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Sony's RX100 IV is still the point-and-shoot to beat
Does the world need another point-and-shoot camera? Sony seems to think so. Despite an influx of smartphones that have put sophisticated imaging features in people's pockets, the company is still...
02:46 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Super-fast projector may be key to holodeck-like rooms
Projection mapping theoretically adds a Holodeck-like level of immersion to simulations, but current projectors are simply too slow to keep up with fast-moving people. That won't be an issue if ...
02:23 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Twitch bans streamer who faked his own swatting
There are a couple things you probably shouldn't do to celebrate acquiring 800,000 followers on Twitch. Faking your own swatting at the end of a 24-hour live event, as streamer Trick2g recently d...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Behind the wheel of Logitech's G29 Driving Force controller
While gamers are still waiting for any official word on a PlayStation 4 entry in the venerable Gran Turismo series, there's still plenty of racing to be done on Sony's current-gen console. T...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Toshiba's new flash chips hold twice the data
Judging by recent announcements, we're about to enter a golden age of fast, nearly unlimited storage for all the high-res selfies you can shoot. Following an announcement by Intel and Micron last...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's document sharing service, Docs, is available to everyone
Sure, you can technically use OneDrive and other cloud services to share your Office files, but wouldn't it be nice if there were a dedicated site for that? Apparently, Microsoft agrees -- it qui...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Sky's new 15 Now TV box arrives this week
Sky announced a successor to its cheap and cheerful Now TV streaming puck way back at the beginning of the year, and today we've learned it's definitely going to meet its August release wind...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Sprint hopes thousands of new cell sites will revive its fortunes
Sprint chief Marcelo Claure may have done a lot to clean house and keep his customers from leaving, but it's clear that there's still a lot of work left to go before people stop abandoning s...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition gets stainless steel, keeps it square
Blackberry debuted its square-screened Passport last fall, and now it has a new model to entice you. The company revealed the Silver Edition of the phone today, a variant that wields a "refined d...
11:51 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget 'Halo Wars 2' exists, hits Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2016
Halo Wars 2 is the sequel to 2009's troubled yet generally beloved real-time strategy game, and it's on its way to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall 2016. Microsoft presented Halo Wars 2 as th...
11:25 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget The 'Halo 5' 1TB Xbox One is up for pre-order today
Among the bullet storms and massive explosions of today's Xbox conference, Microsoft unveiled a limited edition, Halo 5-branded 1TB Xbox One bundle, and it's so, so shiny. The bundle is avai...
11:08 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Mojang's next game is 'Cobalt,' a 2D platformer due in October
Mojang isn't just focused on shipping endless variations of Minecraft -- it can publish other games, too. As proof, the Microsoft-owned team has announced that Cobalt, an Oxeye-developed 2D platf...
11:05 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget 'Crackdown 3' hits Xbox One in 2016
Crackdown is back and as boom-tastic as ever. The first gameplay video for Crackdown 3 shows off a futuristic, neon-tipped city that acts as a sprawling sandbox once players dive in. The game features...
11:03 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget New UK mobile provider bundles music streaming service as standard
New mobile providers seem to be springing up left, right and centre these days. Already this year, we've seen BT and Carphone Warehouse join the MVNO club, not to mention Sky's after its own...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Microsoft says 'Quantum Break' coming April 5th, 2016
Microsoft first announced Quantum Break as an Xbox One exclusive quite a while ago, and it has finally revealed the launch date: April 5th, 2016. At Gamescom 2015, the company also showed off brand ne...
10:44 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget The Chatpad returns on Xbox One this November
Remember that Chatpad you used to trash-talk your Xbox 360 rivals? It's back in an Xbox One version with a few new twists. The keyboard add-on still clips to the bottom of your gamepad and makes ...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget New Xbox dashboard and backwards compatibility come in November
At E3, Microsoft unveiled a revamped dashboard for the Xbox One that put an emphasis on speed and community. It's now here at Gamescom when the company has revealed when exactly this revamped use...
10:28 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Xbox One will be a 'full-featured' DVR for TV
We'd heard rumblings for some time, but today at Gamescom, Microsoft announced that Xbox One would get its own DVR. The new functionality works from the OneGuide and streams over-the-air TV recor...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget We're live from Microsoft's Gamescom event!
Gamescom doesn't even officially start until tomorrow, but Microsoft is in Cologne early to show off everything Xbox and Windows 10. Chances are we'll see a lot of footage from upcoming excl...
09:26 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Huge malware campaign used Yahoo's ad network
You've probably heard of malware-laden ads causing havoc on the web, but rarely on this scale. Malwarebytes has discovered a malware campaign that was using Yahoo's ad network to target legi...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Keurig-like cocktails, handmade holograms and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: We break down the lazy man's cocktail machine, filling your bellies with machine-crafted designer drinks for your boozehound friends. An Australian stunt rider rig...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Sphero targets the education market with a redesigned robot
Sphero's road to becoming more than a toy began last year with SPRK, an educational program that lets kids build up their coding skills. Fast forward to today and the company, formerly known as O...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget ICANN reveals plan for ending America's control of the internet
Though it's called the "world wide web," the US Commerce Department has held the keys to the internet since its inception in the '90s. Last year, it agreed to hand them over to wor...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget YouTube makes new desktop player available to everyone
YouTube just got a facelift -- it's not a complete reconstruction, but it's definitely more than just fillers to smooth out wrinkles. The Google-owned video sharing service has rolled out it...
06:14 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Finally, a $9,000 watch that attaches to your Apple Watch
California-based (where else?) watch-maker Nico Gerard has announced a timepiece that has an Apple Watch lodged within a pretty typical analog watch strap. Yep: a watch for your Apple Watch. Oh and pr...
05:00 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Acer Aspire One Cloudbook gives you a full Windows laptop for $169
Hey, HP: you're far from the only one who can play the ridiculously low-cost Windows laptop game. Acer has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14, a pair of thin-and-light Windows 10 portabl...
04:29 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget OS X flaw leaves Macs vulnerable to attacks, no password required
The latest version of OS X contains a serious flaw that hackers can use to attack your computer without ever needing your password. The issue is around a hidden document -- Sudoers -- which is effecti...
03:41 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Researchers develop multifaceted insect eyes for UAVs
A team of researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have developed a tiny new set of electronic eyes for drones that are based on the m...
02:15 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget Largest plane in the world to perform test flights in 2016
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started planning to build the largest plane in the world in 2011, along with several partners like Elon Musk. Now, that plane called Stratolaunch is already under const...
12:45 am -04 - Tue, August 4, 2015
Engadget EFF is building a stronger 'Do Not Track' browser setting
Despite "Do Not Track" being a standard option on Firefox, Chrome and Safari (but not Microsoft Edge), many unscrupulous advertisers are still secretly tracking the browsing habits of intern...
11:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Xbox Live and [email protected] indie games coming to HoloLens
Microsoft's promise of unifying its disparate platforms with Windows 10 has even more going for it with some surprise announcements ahead of this week's Gamescom show in Germany. We knew tha...
10:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget 'Guitar Hero Live' is a karaoke simulator
This October, prepare to bring the house down with wild guitar riffs and your mad karaoke skills in Guitar Hero Live. That's right, it's official: Guitar Hero Live brings singing back to the...
09:48 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Innerspace' Blu-ray, 'True Detective' finale
This week season two of HBO's True Detective is coming to an end, plus a few oldies on Blu-ray with Innerspace and Free Willy. In gaming, there's a Rare Replay pack of oldies on Xbox One, Su...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Hacks turn Square's reader into a card-stealing machine
As helpful as a Square Reader may be for purchases at trendy stores, you'll want to watch out -- in the right circumstances, they can also be used to steal your credit card info. Security resear...
07:53 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently
Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thun...
07:16 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget 'Gunjack,' a VR space shooter that puts you in the cockpit
You're sitting in the pilot seat of a cutting-edge spacecraft outfitted with two heavy-duty turrets. The inky universe expands around you and begins to populate with enemy ships: You pull the tri...
06:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Matchstick's Firefox OS-based TV dongle is dead
Bad news if you backed Matchstick's crowdfunded, Firefox OS-powered TV adapter: it's not going to happen. The team has cancelled its would-be Chromecast rival after realizing that implement...
05:52 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Twitter tries out a dedicated News tab
If you're noticing a new tab at the bottom of your Twitter app for iOS and Android, you're not alone. The social network is experimenting with a "Featured News" tab that surfaces t...
04:57 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget FDA approves a drug made using 3D printing
You might be familiar with the concept of 3D-printed medical equipment, but you're going to have to get used to seeing 3D-printed medicine, too. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved i...
04:29 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Final zombies pack for 'CoD: Advanced Warfare' hits tomorrow
The latest trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's "Exo Zombies" mode might not feature a megalodon-esque sea-borne monstrosity, but it does have John Malkovich doing his best Wern...
03:46 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget 'Star Trek's' Uhura will join a NASA mission (but not to space)
Making geek dreams come true, Star Trek's original Lt. Uhura, Michelle Nichols, announced a few days ago that she's going on a mission for NASA. But don't get your hopes up Nichols gett...
03:14 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Now game streaming officially arrives on Vita and PS TV
If you've been itchin' to give PlayStation Now's streaming a go on your gaming handheld, the wait is over. The subscription service officially arrived on the PlayStation Vita and PlaySt...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Researchers inject oil into cells and create little lasers
The Massachusetts General Hospital research team that lit up human cells with the help of jellyfish genes a few years ago are back with a more advanced version of the technology. This new version forg...
02:24 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget $18 million up for grabs in this week's 'Dota 2' championships
The International is back and bigger than ever. The 2015 championships for Dota 2, Valve's massively popular MOBA, take off today in the "main event" stage, beginning with three matches...
01:55 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget 'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast optic communications
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new kind of material that could improve the speed of optical communications by as much as 5000 times the current state of the art. The material is mad...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget The US wants you to track endangered wildlife with your phone
The next time you go fishing, make sure to bring your smartphone... it might just help you protect an endangered species. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with the developers of mobile ...
01:08 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget World's first braille smartwatch is an ebook reader and more
On the surface, Dot sounds like a fairly standard smartwatch: It resembles a Fitbit and features a messaging system, navigation functions, Bluetooth 4.0, an alarm and, of course, a timepiece. Dot is r...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Back to School Gift Guide 2015: Picks under $50
It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldr...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Back to School Guide 2015: Picks under $50
It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldr...
12:45 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Amazon's voice-controlled Echo speaker is now available at Staples
If you find yourself re-ordering office supplies, you can also nab Amazon's smart speaker in one fell swoop. Staples is the only place other than Amazon where you can purchase the voice-controlle...
12:23 pm -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi retakes the smartphone lead in China as Apple slips
It looks like Apple's time at the top of China's smartphone heap was short-lived. Researchers at Canalys estimate that local brand Xiaomi has once again become the country's smartphone...
11:42 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget India blocks hundreds of sex sites in the name of 'decency'
India's government has been threatening to crack down on porn in the country, and it looks like the administration has made good on its word. The Department of Telecommunications has blocked 857...
11:04 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Soylent 2.0 comes ready-made in bottles
The next version of Soylent is perfect for anyone who's been intrigued by the curiously named food replacement, but doesn't want to deal with mixing messy powders and storing pitchers of liq...
10:39 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Buying 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition' gets you past games, too
It's all well and good that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition lets you relive the original game in the series, but what about the other three titles? Don't worry -- you'll get those too. ...
10:15 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 is coming to these Lumia phones first
In case you haven't heard, Windows 10 is here, and the version for phones will arrive soon. To help you prepare, Microsoft posted the initial list of Lumia handsets that'll be privy to the f...
10:05 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win wireless charging furniture courtesy of IKEA
Wireless charging has become an increasingly popular feature among high-end smartphones, but it's not particularly useful when you leave your lone charging plate at the office. IKEA recognises th...
09:44 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Amazon limits Prime sharing benefits to one other adult
For a long while, Amazon would let you share some of your Prime perks with four other people of any age -- handy if your roommates need to get an order in a hurry. However, it looks like the internet ...
09:44 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Amazon limits Prime sharing benefits to one other adult (updated)
For a long while, Amazon would let you share some of your Prime perks with four other people of any age -- handy if your roommates need to get an order in a hurry. However, it looks like the internet ...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Samsung agrees to compensation for employees that contracted cancer
After admitting that it didn't do enough to prevent illnesses and deaths of workers at its Korean semiconductor plants, Samsung has launched a new fund to put things right. Reuters reports that t...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Fujifilm's X-T1 flagship camera gets an infrared edition
No, this isn't the next flagship camera you've been waiting on from Fujifilm -- but this doesn't mean some of you won't be interested in it. The company today announced the X-T1 IR...
08:24 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget DJs can buy remix-friendly 'Stems' music files starting today
Back in March, Native Instruments -- the company behind the ubiquitous Traktor DJ software -- announced Stems: a music format that lets DJs and remixers to control individual parts of a track. Today S...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Autodesk targets small studios with its Stingray game engine
Autodesk finally has a game engine to go along with its design tools. The company just launched Stingray, which it built around the Bitsquid engine it bought last year. Autodesk kept the basic guts of...
07:21 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Apple reportedly wants to turn Siri into your receptionist
Apple is testing a service that will let Siri take your calls, record them and transcribe them to text, according to Business Insider. The company is reportedly referring to it as iCloud Voicemail, an...
06:23 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch now works with August's designer smart lock
Unlocking a door with your smartphone feels like the future, but you still have to fish something out of your pocket to do it. If you happen to own one of the Yves Behar designed August smart locks, h...
04:45 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Sony's new mid-range phones take 13-megapixel selfies
These are dark days for Sony's smartphone business. The division saw sales drop 16.3 percent over the past year, and is losing money faster than PlayStation is making it. The answer to this problem, a...
04:38 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget London's police vans are getting fitted with CCTV
London's police forces are adopting cameras and other recording equipment in earnest. Twenty-thousand officers are already in the process of receiving body-worn cameras and soon, every police van will...
03:22 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget This interactive map crams in American literature's greatest road trips
People love road trips. Some like 'em more than others. And some like them perhaps a little bit too much. This interactive map from Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez crams the locations mentio...
02:41 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget The German car industry is buying Nokia's Here maps
Nokia is selling its Here maps service to a group of German car makers for &euro;2.8 billion (roughly $3.07 billion). The consortium is comprised of Mercedes' owner Daimler, BMW, and Audi. As...
02:25 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget Call Windows' Cortana assistant with this Bluetooth button
Now that Microsoft's voice-guided Cortana assistant is up and running in Windows 10, you might be eager to trigger it without leaving the "hey Cortana" feature on (which might sap batte...
12:01 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget AT&T's first DirecTV plans include a $200 phone-and-TV combo
AT&amp;T isn't waiting long to take advantage of its DirecTV acquisition. The telecom giant is introducing its first plans that incorporate the satellite TV provider, including a promo plan ...
12:01 am -04 - Mon, August 3, 2015
Engadget AT&T's first DirecTV plans include a $200 phone-and-TV combo
AT&T isn't waiting long to take advantage of its DirecTV acquisition. The telecom giant is introducing its first plans that incorporate the satellite TV provider, including a promo plan that could...
11:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Empire State Building projection shines a light on endangered animals
If you were hanging around midtown Manhattan this weekend, you may have noticed some exotic animals projected on to the side of the Empire State Building. What was that all about? As it turns out, t...
10:40 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Comcast's X1 box automatically records extra-long events
There are few things worse for DVR-toting sports fans than to realize that a game is going into extra time that they can't record -- just ask Red Sox and Yankees fans, who may have missed 10 inni...
09:25 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget BMW wants you to know when traffic lights change
Traffic lights are supposed to help keep driving orderly, but they often create more tension than they resolve. How do you know that the green light won't turn yellow before it's too late t...
08:02 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Groupon's food delivery service brings discounts with every order
You're about to get a fresh alternative to internet-based restaurant delivery services like GrubHub and Seamless. Groupon has just launched the simply-titled Groupon To Go, an order-in service t...
06:38 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 should be an evolutionary upgrade
Still wondering what Samsung is going to unveil at its August 13th event? Well-known tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) might have just removed what few doubts are left. He not only posted official-l...
05:16 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Build your own smart, modular speaker with SparkBlocks
You've seen modular controllers and even modular phones, but here's a new twist: a modular speaker system. Meet SparkBlocks, a crowdfunded audio system that's just as elaborate (or simp...
03:54 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic
Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like Big Hero 6 and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explan...
02:26 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Hitchhiking robot lasts just two weeks in the US
Hitchbot might have made it across Canada, but it appears that the US wasn't quite so kind to this mechanical traveler. The hitchhiking robot's American journey has ended after a mere two ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Honda looks to developers to make its robotic stool useful
Honda has always been more than a car company. In addition to its car and motorcycle business, it also manufacturers marine vehicles, generators, a weird robot and even planes. To keep that spirit of ...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget IndyCar racers use LEDs to show their positions in real-time
It's sometimes hard to keep track of positions in an IndyCar race, especially if you're in the stands and don't have the luxury of a broadcaster or data stream to point things out. Neve...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget The After Math: Stupid-fast storage and what's in a Windows number?
Already immersing yourself in Windows 10? Trying to block out the not-so-favorable memories of Windows 8? Good for you. This week involved a new smartphone from a new challenger, and several new smart...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Facebook drones and giant slides
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.Tesla's Model S got a lot of press when Elon...
08:03 am -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Amazon lets anyone put Alexa voice control in their devices
Amazon released the Alexa Appkit last month in hopes that developers will create cool new features for the voice technology that powers the Echo. This time, the e-commerce giant is offering the Alexa ...
05:15 am -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Roku's Dropbox channel puts cloud files on your TV
You can already access your Dropbox files on all your PCs and mobile gadgets, but what if you want to put them on your TV? If you have a Roku player, you're set. Roku has launched a Dropbox cha...
02:32 am -04 - Sun, August 2, 2015
Engadget Businesses can rent a Pepper robot for customer service
Folks in Japan might find themselves chatting with Pepper robots in business establishments these coming years. The enterprise version of the gentle-looking humanoid machine will be available for pre-...
11:45 pm -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget Tiny sensor tells you when your favorite places are crowded
You probably aren't a fan of showing up at the coffee shop right when there's a large line, or at the gym when there are no free machines. Wouldn't it be nice if you could find out how...
10:20 pm -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget Frontback's selfie app is back thanks to an anonymous rescuer
Tech startups rarely get a second chance if they fail, since they can't usually draw on the help of either a huge following or a pile of cash. However, the recently defunct Frontback is getting ...
08:58 pm -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget Uber reaches $50 billion value thanks (in part) to Microsoft
Uber is getting richer and richer. It's now valued at $51 billion after raising another $1 billion in funding, and it got to this stage two years faster than Facebook did. As always, the ride-sha...
07:29 pm -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget Sling TV says Comcast/NBC doesn't want to run its ads
Just as Comcast dips its toe in the internet TV business, Sling TV is claiming that the giant is refusing to run ads for its service on NBC stations that it owns. According to Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch...
06:01 pm -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's HoloLens headset will reach developers within a year
When Microsoft said that its HoloLens headset would arrive "in the Windows 10 time frame," what did it mean, exactly? Thanks to a BBC interview with Satya Nadella, we now have a better sense...
04:27 pm -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget Apple and BMW have been exploring partnerships on cars
Apple and BMW may eventually have more in common than just some features in your car's infotainment system. Sources for both Reuters and Manager Magazin understand that the two companies have ha...
02:58 pm -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget Facebook's Lollapalooza feed shows the festival you're missing
If you can't make a pilgrimage to Lollapalooza but want to get a sense of what it's like to be there beyond the concert streams, Facebook might have what you're looking for. It's ...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget A look back at Windows through the ages
It's hard to believe that Windows is 30 years old this year. Originally a graphic shell that sat on MS-DOS, Windows has blossomed over the years to be the visually rich experience it is today. Th...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget A look at the evolution of modern video game controllers
If anything's kept pace with how video games have changed over the years, it's how we interact with them. Our biggest touchpoint with virtual worlds is the gamepad and -- akin to how games t...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget This is the future of food
Are you ready for lab-made hamburgers, bug-filled protein bars and 3D-printed cuisine? With the Earth's population rapidly approaching 8 billion and the race to keep up with food demand intensify...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget This is what happens when Facebook hacks Nintendo
When I entered the doors of the building, an approximately 7-foot Piranha Plant greeted me. Inside, I saw large question block cushions scattered throughout and 25 Wii U stations. Off in the corner wa...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Kentucky distillery uses music to flavor its brandy
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...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Internet aircraft, Uber retiree drivers and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Facebook just built an aircraft that can stay aloft over areas without internet, beaming it down for free. Uber is announcing a partnership with AARP in an effort to ge...
07:08 am -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Plus members will soon vote on what games go free
Sure, PlayStation Plus subscribers are used to getting "free" games every month, but they haven't had any say about what the gratis titles would be. Until now. With Vote to Play, you�...
03:33 am -04 - Sat, August 1, 2015
Engadget Surgeons practice on 3D-printed models for kids' operations
Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital started using 3D-printed copies of patients' affected body parts to prepare for procedures last year. Now, that move has helped save the lives of four ...
11:51 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Former Mt. Gox CEO arrested in Japan over missing bitcoin
It's been months since Tokyo police revealed their belief that the Mt. Gox bitcoin heist was an inside job, and tonight they arrested its former CEO, Mark Karpeles. Some 650,000 bitcoin still rem...
10:39 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget US reportedly planning to scare off China's hackers, somehow
So how will the US government respond to a recent spate of attacks by hackers, including one that extracted an unprecedented amount of data on government employees from the Office of Personnel Managem...
08:42 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget FDA tells hospitals to ditch IV pumps that can be hacked remotely
The Food and Drug Administration "strongly encourages" hospitals to stop using Hospira's Symbiq Infusion System, because it's vulnerable to cyberattacks that would allow a third pa...
07:11 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget You can delete Samsung's phone bloatware in China
Samsung isn't waiting around for the verdict of a Chinese lawsuit over bloatware to take action. The company will offer patches in August that let local Android phone owners delete unwanted pre-i...
06:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Yahoo's latest purchase is digital fashion community Polyvore
Marissa Mayer opened up the Yahoo warchest once again, and this time it was to buy the "leading social shopping site," Polyvore. Yahoo's purchasing the whole kit and caboodle from the s...
05:46 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Security researcher: Globalstar GPS at risk of hackers
As is the case with seemingly anything that connects to the internet these days, a security researcher has found that GPS devices which connect to the Globalstar satellite network are vulnerable to ma...
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Marine Corps finally declares the F-35B ready for combat
After years of testing and development, production setbacks and cost overruns and more than half a trillion dollars invested, the F-35B fighter jet has finally passed its biggest milestone to date: it...
04:34 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Kim Dotcom promises to launch an open-source competitor to Mega
Third time's a charm. Kim Dotcom -- creator of Megaupload and Mega file-sharing sites, New Zealand politician, US fugitive -- plans to launch a third cloud-storage company when his existing non-compet...
04:34 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Kim Dotcom promises to launch an open-source competitor to Mega (updated)
Third time's a charm. Kim Dotcom -- creator of Megaupload and Mega file-sharing sites, New Zealand politician, US fugitive -- plans to launch a third cloud-storage company when his existing non-c...
04:10 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget HBO is selling 'Game of Thrones' S5 downloads earlier than usual
In another sign that HBO is trying to convert some of the numerous Game of Thrones pirates into paying customers, the network announced that season five will be the first one available for downloaders...
03:45 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget These disposable vapes let you huff your caffeine instead of drink it
Dammit, Logan. I'm glad it's your first day working at this coffee shop; congrats on getting hired and all. But dude, seriously, I don't have time to waste waiting for you to fish that beard hair out ...
03:43 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget The best of Public Access Vol.7: online security and Android frustrations
Microsoft set the world on fire this week with the release of Windows 10 as a free download for existing Windows users. And in our review of the OS, we found that Edge, Windows 10's new web browser, i...
03:20 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: our verdict of Windows 10 in 45 seconds
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03:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Japan's ridiculous robot hotel is actually serious business
"My name is Yoshiyuki Kawazoe. This is my hotel." The University of Tokyo's associate professor of architecture gestures behind himself to a flat, two-story building that doesn't really look like a ho...
02:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Amazon Acoustics channels 'MTV Unplugged' for Prime Music
Exclusive content is all the rage these days when it comes to music streaming services, and Amazon has some new goods of its own. The retailer announced Amazon Acoustics today, a collection of unplugg...
02:16 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Tesla's autopilot mode will get two awesome new features
Last fall, Tesla introduced an optional, semiautonomous "autopilot" mode on its Model S. Equipped with ultrasonic radar, the system can sense and avoid obstacles, other vehicles and even pedestrians. ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Here come the K-Cup drunks
My desire for a mechanized mixologist is as strong as an overproof rum. Much to my chagrin, and despite a long history of inventors toiling to perfect the drink-mixing machine, the practice is still l...
01:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Russia considers blocking Facebook over gay emojis
Vladimir Putin's Russia doesn't like Facebook and it doesn't care for gay people, and the government is now attempting to censor both of these things in one fell swoop. Mikhail Marchenko, a Russian se...
01:28 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Nextbit taps Foxconn to build its first smartphone
Earlier this week, mobile software startup Nextbit revealed that it's about to launch its first smartphone, according to Recode. The move comes as no surprise, because it'd be silly for a company to h...
01:28 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget App maker Nextbit wants to build smartphones that 'stand out'
Earlier this week, mobile software startup Nextbit revealed that it's about to launch its first smartphone. The move comes as no surprise -- it'd be silly for a company to hire Scott Croyle, HTC's for...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Watch Lollapalooza sets from Alt-J, Metallica and more this weekend
The time has come once again for some of the biggest acts in music to visit Chicago for the three-day live-music extravaganza known as Lollapalooza. If you're not making the trip, or just prefer to en...
12:51 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Japan's Suntory to conduct important space whisky research
We have a strong whisky bias, so when Suntory revealed that it would be sending products into orbit, we had to know more. The company will fire six samples of its beverages to the International Space ...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget The best Wi-Fi extender (for most people)
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.We spent a total of 110 hours researching 25 different Wi-Fi extenders (and test...
12:10 pm -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget WikiLeaks: NSA also targeted Japan, spied on climate change policy
Add Japan to the list of countries that the National Security Agency purportedly spied on. New documents published by WikiLeaks alleges that the NSA kept tabs on Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, hi...
11:59 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget YotaPhone 2's US launch canceled after crowdfunding success
We sort of loved the dual-screened YotaPhone 2, and we weren't alone -- nearly 450 people ordered devices from the company's Indiegogo campaign earlier this month, and a few of them are going to be ve...
11:50 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget 'Super Smash Bros.' gets tournament modes and YouTube replays
Nintendo isn't done with the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. just yet. The company has released an update today which adds tournament modes and the ability to post video replays to YouTube...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget The business of eSports in numbers
It takes about 50 years for a "game" to become a "sport," according to Andrew Paradise's calculations. He's an entrepreneur who recently joined the wave of investors getting in on the eSports game: Hi...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Philae delivered crucial comet data despite its bumpy landing
Philae had a bumpy landing on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet last November, but that didn't stop it from relaying some important data back to Earth. Papers published in the journal Science reveal...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Space drones will collect samples from planets and asteroids
While Curiosity's doing a great job on the red planet, there are still areas it can't go to, such as steep cliffs/hills and locations hidden by permanent shadows. That's why the engineers at NASA Kenn...
10:40 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Sharp abandons TVs in the US, hands keys to China's Hisense
Sharp's financial problems have forced it to leave the LCD TV business in North America. Chinese TV maker Hisense has paid a mere $23.7 million for the company's Mexican factory and the right to use t...
10:20 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Uber is betting $1 billion to expand in India
Uber has big plans for India -- specifically, $1 billion worth. The taxi-hailing company announced last night that it would make the investment to expand its ridership in India to 1 million rides per ...
10:01 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Recon Jet smart glasses get the GoPro controller app they deserve
Recon Instruments makes tech-friendly snow and cyclist headwear with built-in GPS, displays and more. Recon's Jet glasses even have a camera on board -- but it's limited to 15-second videos. Riders, r...
09:42 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget The FCC is already getting thousands of Net Neutrality complaints
Net Neutrality. The internet as a public utility. Hooray? The FCC is already receiving a lot of complaints from customers that are sick of data caps, slow speeds and possibly uncompetitive prices. Acc...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Google rejects France's demand for a global 'right to be forgotten'
When French regulator CNIL told Google it must apply "right to be forgotten" requests globally last month, it gave the company 15 days to comply or face further action. That deadline came and went wit...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Street View pollution hunt, Easier Amazon and more
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08:41 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget BMW pays i3 owners to charge their cars at non-peak times
Electric vehicles could be our salvation from traditional gas guzzlers, but mass adoption poses new challenges. If millions of homeowners start charging their cars every night, will the power grids be...
08:20 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Nvidia recalls Shield Android tablets over battery fire fears
Nvidia has issued a recall for the Shield Android tablet after determining that its battery "can overheat, posing a fire hazard." Although the recall is voluntary, Nvidia is asking users to back up th...
08:05 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Google makes it even easier to test Android apps
For developers, allowing the public to evaluate apps before general release is paramount -- it helps weed out the bugs that could derail an otherwise successful launch. Both Apple and Google offer the...
07:10 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Tiny robotic insect can jump on water like a strider
Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has a history of creating tiny, insect-inspired robots, and its latest one can stand and jump on water just like a strider. The Wyss grou...
06:15 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Vodafone turns to QR codes for 'simpler' pay-as-you-go top-ups
QR codes look like they're really starting to catch on, and Vodafone's not one to turn down a reserved seat on the bandwagon. As part of a new trial, the UK carrier has teamed up with mobile payments ...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Huawei passes Microsoft as third-largest mobile phone maker
When Microsoft bought Nokia, it inherited a pretty large feature phone business. But that business has shrunk a lot since the purchase, according to Strategy Analytics, and Microsoft hasn't set the sm...
04:40 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget 'Endless Space 2' hopes to sate your space-faring strategy thirst
The million-selling Endless series of strategy games is expanding with the fourth entry, Endless Space 2. It takes place in the same universe as the previous releases, but at the "space colonization a...
03:21 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget 'Yooka-Laylee' snags a publisher after record-breaking Kickstarter
What's the next step after fully funding your game in 40 minutes on Kickstarter? If you're the team behind Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic, you get a publisher to help with stuff like localization (translatin...
02:20 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Mozilla is unhappy with Microsoft over Windows 10 changes
If you're one of the millions of people who've already upgraded to Windows 10, you've probably noticed that the OS changed your default apps. Your main browser, for instance, suddenly became Microsoft...
12:28 am -04 - Fri, July 31, 2015
Engadget Twitter's new homepage is designed to lure in new users
Twitter's making its experimental homepage visible to all visitors who aren't logged in, the company has confirmed to BuzzFeed. This new landing page shows potential users what the website is all abou...