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11:14 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Uber shuts down in three German cities amid driver shortage
Surprise: Uber has having trouble in Germany, again. No, the company isn't facing another nationwide ban, but the trouble does seem to stem from a previous court decision -- apparently Uber is ju...
09:39 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Find life on Mars and kill it in 'The Techromancer'
Miss the character decision-driven science fiction epic of Mass Effect, but wish it had a little more of a melee focus? Pay attention to Techromancer -- it could be the spiritual successor you've...
08:29 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Hacking Team offers encryption breaking tools to law enforcement
Mere months after having more than 400 GB of confidential information stolen from its servers, spyware vendor Hacking Team has announced that it has resumed operations with a suite of digital tools to...
07:43 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Amazon to deliver 'Call of Duty' at midnight on release day in 20 cities
Going the physical route on day one videogame releases has always meant either braving an in-store midnight event or waiting for a package to be delivered. In the case of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Am...
07:09 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Congress pushes deadline to make trains safer to 2018
If you travel by train or live near tracks, Congress is not doing you any favors. Yesterday it passed a bill extending the deadline (see Section 1302) for the implementation of the potentially life-sa...
06:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Stingray phone surveillance tools can also record your calls
It looks like the Stingray tools law enforcement agencies have been using to track cellphones are even worse than we thought. They also have the ability to record your calls and access your text commu...
05:52 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Facebook changes 'Real Name' policy rules after public outcry
Facebook announced Friday that it is modifying the terms of its oft-criticised "real name" policy which demands users go by their "authentic name" when on the social network rather...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Playdate: A (probably terrifying) chat with 'SOMA' dev Ian Thomas
Well, the chat may not be terrifying, but the game certainly will be. Today on Playdate, we're diving into two horrifying, Halloween-worthy games, SOMA and PT. SOMA is the creepy underwater game ...
05:09 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Prime Music stores tracks on an SD card
To help you conserve that limited storage space on your Android device, Amazon is letting you download Prime Music tracks to an SD card. If your go-to device has a slot for extra memory, you'll b...
04:47 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget 'Pay with Amazon' buttons are coming to third-party mobile apps
Amazon's making it even easier for you to spend your money outside of its own site. Re/code reports that the online retailer is expanding Pay with Amazon, which lets customers use their saved pay...
04:23 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's Ghost Gags
Ben works on Halloween inspired projects on this week's episode of The Ben Heck Show while Felix fights off the Ghost of Unfinished Projects Past. First, Ben tells the story of Mothman while he b...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Roomba 980 review: iRobot's best vacuum yet, but too pricey for most
It's 2015 and I'm still waiting for Rosie the Robot, or some sort of equivalent home bot, to clean my home. We're probably years away from a Jetsons-like future, but it's easy to f...
03:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Amazon will ditch its daily local deals on December 18
If you're the sort of person who really likes getting $50 of seafood for $25, your day just got a little more depressing. Amazon just announced that it would stop selling those sorts of daily dea...
03:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Amazon will ditch its daily local deals on December 18 (update: Register too)
If you're the sort of person who really likes getting $50 of seafood for $25, your day just got a little more depressing. Amazon just announced that it would stop selling those sorts of daily dea...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Watch a live Director's Commentary of 'Until Dawn' right now
Until Dawn is a spooky spectacle of classic horror themes and beautifully branching narrative paths -- and today, developers at Supermassive Games will spill a bunch of behind-the-scenes secrets, live...
03:23 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Google's 'Who's Down' app is here because no one replies to your texts
Never let it be said that Google doesn't like throw weird ideas at the wall and see what sticks. Take the quietly-released "Who's Down" Android app that just hit the Google Play st...
03:17 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Periscope's first live horror flick will scare you off the internet for good
The internet can be a scary place if you're not careful. Horror film producer Jason Blum is making sure of that. His latest film, Fifteen, doesn't just leverage social media networks for its...
02:48 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Apple's iPad Pro may go on sale November 11th
With Apple's iPad business continuing to slow down, the upcoming iPad Pro is one of the more important products in the company's pipeline. Apple introduced it in early September but declined...
02:26 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Facebook is testing a Craiglist-style Local Markets feature
The next time you clean out your house, you might end up selling your old stuff on Facebook instead of Craigslist. According to a report from Techcrunch, Facebook recently did a small test of a "...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget SXSW apologizes, launches day-long Online Harassment Summit
South by Southwest organizers earned the ire of the internet this week after canceling two panels aimed at addressing online harassment and "GamerGate" culture in the video game industry. SX...
01:25 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Adobe's Photoshop iOS apps are ready for use on the iPad Pro
If you're a designer or photographer, you're likely champing at the bit to get your hands on an iPad Pro for creative work. To prep for the larger slate's arrival, Adobe updated both Ph...
12:59 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Apple's latest Android app gives you control of the Beats Pill
When the new Beats speaker, its first since joining Apple, was announced earlier this month, the companion app and its added features were only ready for iOS. Now that the Pill+ is on sale, Beats rele...
12:35 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Test-driving Audi's new A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid
Audi built an A3 that gets over 80 miles per gallon in the right conditions. That's the biggest thing you need to know about the new plug-in hybrid A3 e-tron. Yet with hybrids and electric vehicl...
12:10 pm -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget The best $500 TV
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After over 100 hours of researching the field and testin...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget 'League of Legends' shoutcaster loves the game, not the fame
Trevor Henry doesn't like to think of himself as "famous." He prefers the term "recognizable," and then only in certain situations -- like at the League of Legends World Champ...
11:25 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Mini-fridge disguised as a life-size, mobile R2-D2 is up for pre-order
Yes, these are full-scale R2-D2s replete with a moving head and flashing lights. They're not loaded with a super-intelligent AI and they don't project holograms, but they can chill your beer...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Sony's new PSVR shooter is a rollercoaster ride of horror
"When we announced this, we saw a 50/50 split among the fanbase," said Simon Harris of Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Supermassive Games' recently announced virtual reality shooter. The tit...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Foursquare cards are popping up in Google Now, even without the app
Google Now has been serving up cards with info from your apps for a while. According to a report in VentureBeat, you might start seeing cards from apps you don't have installed -- starting with F...
10:19 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Reuters: Walmart's new app will reduce wait times for store pick-ups
Walmart's delivery drones unfortunately won't be ready to drop off packages these holidays. According to Reuters, though, the retailer will at least release a new app that can make picking u...
10:10 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk says 'less than 1.2 million' customer details stolen in hack
Exactly one week ago TalkTalk revealed that it had been hit by a "significant and sustained cyberattack," resulting in a wealth of customer data being stolen. Millions of users were potentia...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget 'Dreams' isn't an enigma, it's 'LittleBigPlanet' reborn
Sony hasn't worked out how to explain Dreams, the new title from LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway creator Media Molecule. Its debut at E3 was exciting but enigmatic, with a focus on player-driven cre...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Google Nexus 6P's display will be tough to replace
Google's new big phone, the Nexus 6P, has no separate display assembly: that's what iFixit has discovered when it tore its first Huawei-made device down. Upon pulling the phone apart, almost...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Apple unlocks 'billions' more colors in latest iMacs
The latest retina iMacs already display colors very accurately, but with El Capitan, Apple now uses their their full potential. According to German publication Mac &amp; i, the new OS X version no...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Living bacteria clothes, the phone drone and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT's Tangible Media Group created clothes and shoes partially made of living bacteria that react to sweat by opening small vents in the garment. A new Kickstarter...
08:50 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget EE's wallet-busting 'Complete' tariffs come with a 50GB data allowance
EE split its pay-monthly plans into two tiers a couple of years ago, offering "double-speed" data and the highest allowances to anyone willing to shell out for its pricey "Extra" t...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Download every 'Tribes' game for free
Fancy yourself a fan of playing awesome PC shooters online? Boy howdy, do I have a story for you: Developer Hi-rez Studios has released every game in its Tribes series for free on its website as part ...
08:18 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget World's largest offshore wind farm to be built in the UK
When the UK government began pulling subsidies for onshore wind farms, it meant that private companies dedicated to harvesting renewable energy would no longer receive financial kickbacks when they so...
08:10 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Sky wants to 'set your TV free' on November 18th
Out of the blue, Sky has started teasing a big TV-related event for November 18th. There's little to discern from the company's mysterious teaser site and video, which simply comes with the ...
07:44 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget UK police force trials virtual crime visits over Skype
In an effort to cut costs and make its officers more efficient, police in Peterborough are asking citizens to report their crimes over Skype. So whereas before a local bobby would come round to their ...
07:07 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Nier: Automata is hack-and-slash the Platinum way
A Nier sequel was one of the last things we expected to see at E3 this year -- which is why it was such a surprise when Square Enix showed off a proof-of-concept trailer for an upcoming PS4 sequel. To...
07:07 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget 'Nier: Automata' is hack-and-slash the Platinum way
A Nier sequel was one of the last things we expected to see at E3 this year -- which is why it was such a surprise when Square Enix showed off a proof-of-concept trailer for an upcoming PS4 sequel. To...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget This selfie AI is trained to know a good shot from a bad one
What's the difference between a good and bad selfie? A neural network artificial intelligence, trained on a diet of over two million selfies, apparently knows. First, the important findings: good...
05:22 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget London police arrest second teenager over TalkTalk data breach
The hack which exposed millions of TalkTalk customer account details may have been orchestrated by more than one individual. Following the arrest of a 15-year-old boy on Monday, Metropolitan Police to...
05:13 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget HTC won't talk about its own future any more
A few months ago, we suggested that HTC could be the first really big Android manufacturer to go to the wall. In the wake of the firm's most recent update on its financial health, we're not ...
03:21 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Seattle Police's hacker leaves the force
The hacker who helped the Seattle police department work on its transparency has left the force. Tim Clemans will no longer be developing auto-blurring software for dash-and-body cameras at the depart...
01:58 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Video games are pretty lazy in their portrayal of PTSD
It's reported that one in three troops returning home from war are being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress symptoms. If you look at video games, those numbers are probably exponentially higher...
12:25 am -04 - Fri, October 30, 2015
Engadget Tor Messenger makes chatting off the record easier
Tor has finally released a beta version of the cross-platform chat program it's been working on for quite a while. The client works with several chat services/protocols such as Jabber, IRC, Googl...
10:56 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget License plate readers can be a security nightmare
The fact that automated license plate recognition (ALPR) systems can store data for years is apparently not the only disturbing thing about them. Some of them are exposed online and are easily accessi...
10:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Internet providers invest in networks despite net neutrality jitters
If you ask most big US internet providers, they'll swear up and down that the newer, tougher net neutrality rules will kill investment in their networks. Surely the only way to promote growth is...
09:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Gibson takes a whimsical approach to the podcast microphone
When it comes to USB microphones, you're pretty much limited to a collection of black, silver and gold devices. There really isn't a ton or personality in the color schemes or look of those ...
09:39 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Terror returns in 'Outlast 2,' confirmed for fall 2016
Outlast was one of the most horrifying games of 2013 -- and perhaps of all time. Our review called it a "perfect nightmare" of gore, mental strain and tense sound design, and the Whistleblow...
08:52 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 upgrade push changes things for IT pros and bootleggers
Microsoft mistakenly pushed Windows 10 upgrades to existing Windows 7/8 users through the Update process earlier this year, but next year it will do it on purpose. That's just one of several chan...
08:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Google slaps Symantec for issuing fake web security certificates
Not long ago, Symantec revealed that it had issued bogus security certificates for numerous web domains, including Google's... and as you might guess, Google isn't happy. The search firm is...
07:54 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Steam Halloween sale slashes prices on 'GTA V' and more
You know Steam loves to celebrate most holidays in a big way -- with notable discounts on ton of different games. And since Halloween is almost here, the service is now letting you save cash on spooky...
07:29 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' release date pushed back to May 2016
Mirror's Edge Catalyst, the long-awaited sequel to 2008's free-running spectacle Mirror's Edge, has been delayed from February 23rd to May 24th, 2016. The developer, DICE, will use the ...
06:48 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Windows 10's latest preview sends web videos to your TV
If you've wanted nothing more than to sling web videos from your Windows 10 PC to your TV, today's a very big day. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview build that gives early ...
06:29 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Uber's surge pricing doesn't translate to more drivers
Uber's surge pricing is ostensibly meant to put more drivers on the road and get you a timely trip during busy hours. But does it really? Not if you ask researchers at Northeastern University. ...
06:08 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget NASA: Amino acids in Apollo-era lunar samples are from Earth
The mystery of where amino acids found in lunar soil samples from the Apollo missions has stumped scientists for decades. They certainly didn't come from the moon, which is completely inhospitabl...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Skype video and voice chats come to Office and Outlook on the web
You can already have Skype text chats while you're collaborating on Office Online docs or checking mail at Outlook.com. But wouldn't you rather talk to your colleagues and keep your hands f...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Playdate's Xbox 360 Halloween Horror: 'Dead Space' and 'Condemned'
Today on Playdate, we're facing our fears. Not of things that go bump in the night, but of industrial mining spaceships and rabid hobos. It's all in the name of good fun though! We're t...
05:18 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Google Keep welcomes your pretty drawings on Android
Google's Keep note-taking app has improved drastically since its release in 2013, thanks to features like labeled to-do lists being added over time. It's also now available for iOS, which op...
04:55 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Android and Chrome OS may be combined as early as next year
For years, people have wondered if Google would merge its Android and Chrome operating systems, and the company has steadfastly held to them important but distinct pieces of its strategy. That might b...
04:53 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Facebook to push more video ads in developing countries
With more than half of its revenue coming from international markets, Facebook is well-aware that the next big growth area lies in developing countries. Aside from investing in Internet.org so that mo...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Sony's RX100 point-and-shoot and more!
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget The coming smart-thing apocalypse
Bad Password is a hacking and security column by Violet Blue. Every week she'll be exploring the trendy new cyberhysteria, the state of the infosec community and the ever-eroding thing that used ...
03:28 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Sony's CD rootkit fiasco marks its inglorious 10th anniversary
Here's one product anniversary that Sony probably wants you to forget. It's the 10th anniversary of security researcher (now CTO for Microsoft Azure) Mark Russinovich publishing details of ...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget 'Titanfall' is going mobile
Titanfall, the mech-based multiplayer shooter from the creators of Call of Duty, will land on iOS and Android in some form in 2016. Titanfall studio Respawn Entertainment has partnered with free-to-pl...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile will reportedly give you free data for streaming video
T-Mobile is known for making bold moves at its Uncarrier events, and it appears the next one might be the biggest yet. According to the often-reliable @evleaks, T-Mobile will soon start offering unlim...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget 3D printing hair is as easy as using a hot glue gun
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised an ingenious method for creating lifelike hair fibers the only requires a common, inexpensive fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer. The techni...
01:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Europe's lawmakers suggest giving Snowden amnesty
The European Parliament has voted to grant amnesty to Edward Snowden, the former US government contractor who revealed the depth of the country's surveillance programs back in 2013. By a vote of ...
01:25 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's first Android launcher focuses on your favorites
Microsoft has already courted Android fans by releasing a lock screen, but it's taking the relationship one step further by introducing a full-fledged launcher. The newly official (if already ex...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Mustbin for iPhone is a secure and private photo-sharing network
There's no question that photo backup and sharing is one of the main problems that technology companies are trying to solve. Facebook, Apple, Google, Dropbox and others have all taken their shot ...
12:43 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget The Moto X Force is the Droid Turbo 2 for everywhere else
Motorola sells phones all over the world, but for many years now it's had an extra special relationship with US carrier Verizon. In fact, Motorola's "Droid" range is made exclusive...
12:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in
If you were hoping that the courts would find a way to end the National Security Agency's mass phone surveillance a little early... well, you'll be disappointed. The 2nd US Circuit Court of...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live's final stop this year is in New York City tonight!
After stops in Boston, LA and Austin the Engadget Live tour is coming to a close for 2015. Before we park the party bus for the year, we're making one last stop tonight: New York City. Join us at...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Flywheel gives taxi drivers an Uber-like app of their own
Flywheel has helped drag taxis into the modern era through app-based hailing. However, that modernization usually stops in the cab itself -- your driver's gear is antiquated next to the phone-bas...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Google app contest winners show what Project Tango can do
Sure, Google and crew can put together some nice tech demos for Project Tango's advanced depth sensing and motion tracking, but what happens when everyday developers take a crack at it? You'...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget The makers of VSCO Cam unveil an Instagram-like app for GIF making
Let's face it: GIFs continue to be a popular way of expressing yourself, no matter how you'd argue the word is pronounced. There are a number of apps that'll help you make your own anim...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Deezer expands podcasts and talk radio to bolster its streaming library
After nabbing podcast company Stitcher in late 2014, Deezer added the listening material to its own service earlier this year. Now, the streaming option is filling out its library and adding some to f...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Hands-on with the Galaxy View: A huge $599 screen for streaming
Is it a TV? Is it a tablet? As far as Samsung is concerned, its enormous new Galaxy View is a little bit of both. We took one home for some hands-on time on our own turf, and after a day the View seem...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Snapseed for Android can read and edit RAW images
Snapseed has made it easier to post high-quality pictures taken using your Android phone's sweet camera online. The Google-owned photo-editing app's latest update gives you the ability to pr...
10:50 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget It's been a slow year for the smartphone industry
We all know that smartphone sales have slowed down recently, but it's apparently been especially sluggish this past year. According to Strategy Analytics' latest report, global shipments gre...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget I played through 'Halo 5: Guardians' solo and hated it
This article contains spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.Halo 5: Guardians is not the Halo you remember. It's a different kind of game altogether, something that more closely resembles a modern f...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Siri will soon control Music on the new Apple TV
With the new Apple TV landing on customers' doorsteps in the coming days, the company will finally join its streaming rivals in offering universal search (with a little help from Siri). Right now...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Befriend a bear or get killed by it in PS4-exclusive 'Wild'
When Michel Ancel, creator of Rayman, first demoed Wild, the PlayStation 4-exclusive game set in a lush Neolithic world of ancient tribes and animals, it was generally met with raves. After nearly a y...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Honda's latest mobility vehicle has space for two passengers
If you thought Honda's Unicub was all a little bit lonely, perhaps its Wanderstand is the conceptual mobility vehicle of your dreams. With space for two, passengers half-sit/half-stand in the fra...
09:22 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget PlayStation in Paris: Lots of trailers, not much news
Paris Games Week 2015 became a Iot more interesting when Sony decided to hold its fall event there instead of at Gamescom. So after all the hand-wringing, how was it in the end? Comme ci, comme ca. Th...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Watch all of Bob Ross' 'The Joy of Painting' on Twitch
To celebrate the Bob Ross' birthday, streaming video outfit Twitch has secured the rights to broadcast all 403 episodes of the well-coiffed artist's The Joy of Painting series. The magic run...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Humanoid moto bot, engineered desk marvel and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Altwork Station is a $3,900 computer desk that can sit, stand and fully recline, levering the screen and desk up to keep that ergonomic alignment you've realized y...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Band 2 review: Still flawed, but a step in the right direction
You really can't accuse Microsoft of phoning it in when it built the original Band. Between jamming 10 different sensors into a glorified wristband and creating a new health platform to interpret...
08:40 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Hands-on with the smaller, cheaper OnePlus X
From the moment you pick up the OnePlus X, it's hard not to think about the iPhones of yesteryear. There's no denying it: there's a whiff of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 to this new handse...
08:22 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Apple dips a toe into VR with U2 music video
Apple just stepped into the virtual reality game, kinda, via a(nother) partnership with U2. Apple Music and the Irish band collaborated on a special 360-degree video for Song for Someone produced by V...
07:31 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget 'Salt' is a gun and pepper spray in one
Salt's Indiegogo campaign says it "was designed around the belief that a gun does not have to take a life to protect a life." See, it might look like conventional handgun, but its bulle...
07:31 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget 'Salt' is a gun and pepper spray in one (update)
Salt's Indiegogo campaign says it "was designed around the belief that a gun does not have to take a life to protect a life." See, it might look like conventional handgun, but its bulle...
06:22 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget LG's mobile business just lost $67.8 million
If you were under any doubt that companies will struggle to make a profit from the smartphone business, you won't after today. LG has updated its financial results to reveal that the firm's ...
05:16 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget PlayStation and a strong dollar help Sony turn a profit
Twelve months ago, Sony was busy recalculating the losses it was expecting to report, due to its beleaguered mobile division. Today, the firm's announcing a 33.6-billion yen ($278-million) profit...
05:16 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget PlayStation and image sensors help Sony turn a profit
Twelve months ago, Sony was busy recalculating the losses it was expecting to report, due to its beleaguered mobile division. Today, the firm's announcing a 33.6-billion yen ($278-million) profit...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Meet the $249 OnePlus X
With its first two phones, OnePlus proved that it could deliver flagship-level devices at a cheaper price-point than most of its rivals. Neither were exactly design duds, but for its third handset -- ...
04:24 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget BBC iPlayer is finally coming to Apple TV
In its bid to bring programming to the largest possible audience, the BBC supports all manner of hardware and devices for its popular iPlayer service. iPhone and iPad owners have been able to stream o...
02:59 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Google Photos will hide pics of your ex on Android
An unfortunate part of the future we live in is photos surfacing in our digital history of people we'd rather not see again. Google has a way around that with the latest update to its Photos app ...
01:49 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget New website showcases profiles of people of color working in tech
One way to address the lack of diversity in tech is to expose kids to computer science as early as possible. That's exactly what Ruth Mesfun is doing. She studied how to teach CS, so she could co...
01:08 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Project Loon wants to encircle the globe in 2016
Google's Project Loon has big plans for 2016, including its first round-the-world coverage. Its vice president, Mike Cassidy, told the BBC that the team is hoping to launch 300-plus balloons next...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, October 29, 2015
Engadget Sonos Play:5 review (2015): a generational leap forward
The all-new Sonos Play:5 is the company's first major hardware revision; a fresh flagship for its fleet of WiFi-enabled speakers. Sonos' products have always been praised for their design an...
11:45 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Oculus Social Alpha delivers group watching to virtual reality
Oculus announced a "multiplayer mode" for its Cinema app was on the way, and today it has arrived. Currently available in the Oculus Store for any of Samsung's Gear VR devices (make sur...
09:47 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Nintendo's first mobile game sounds weird, has in-app payments
Mario won't be leaping or exclaiming on your iPhone any time soon. At an investor's meeting, NIntendo announced that it's delayed its smartphone game debut til around March 2016. It...
09:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Samsung's price cuts for high-end phones worked, but hurt profits
First, the good news for Samsung: it made more money in the third quarter (as it predicted) than it did in the same period last year. In 2015 it racked up $6.46 billion in operating profit for Q3, whi...
08:16 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Chinese hackers targeted an insurer to learn about US health care
When Anthem revealed a data breach that exposed the details of more than 80 million people, the incident raised a lot of questions: who would conduct such a hack against a health insurance firm? Why?...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget 'Batman: Arkham Knight' returns to PC with some lingering issues
Warner Bros. removed Batman: Arkham Knight from Steam in June because that version of the game was essentially too broken to function. Today, it re-launched Arkham Knight on Steam, though some players...
07:29 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Astronomers find pure oxygen leaking from Rosetta's comet
European Space Agency astronomers, with the help of the Rosetta spacecraft, have made a remarkable discovery that could fundamentally alter our understanding of how the solar system formed. They have ...
06:58 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Toyota's concept car duo couldn't be more different
One car; fashioned from chrome alloy, exposed suspension and steampunk dreams. Another? See-thru turquoise-hued glass, white spiderweb frameworks, and a hydrogen-powered heart. Toyota's concept c...
06:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Xbox One Kinect bundle drops to $399 for a limited time
With the holiday season just around the corner, Microsoft is looking to capitalize on Xbox One sales over the next couple of months. As such, the company has announced a limited-time deal for the kit ...
05:58 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget A 'Quake Live' Steam update raises the game's price from $0 to $10
Quake Live, a highly competitive first-person shooter from Doom studio id Software, has been free since it launched in 2010. Rather, it had been free. On Wednesday, long-time players booted up the gam...
05:36 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget GoPro shows off footage from its first camera drone
GoPro's first-ever camera drone might not be ready until the first half of 2016, but that doesn't mean it will leave you completely in the dark about what this machine can do. The action cam...
05:18 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Mercedes Vision Tokyo Concept is a minivan for millennials
Mercedes-Benz believes that the next generation of drivers would much rather interact digitally with their machines than actually be behind the wheel. To satiate the desires of these tech-obsessed pas...
04:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Skype's filters bring some life to your video messages
The Skype team doesn't have it easy these days -- it not only has to compete with legions of live chat apps, but also the back-and-forth video messaging of Snapchat. What's it going to do? ...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Yamaha's robot motorcycle rider could challenge real racers
Humans might not be the fastest things on two wheels before long. Yamaha has unveiled Motobot, a robot designed to ride superbikes much like you would -- it even has to twist the throttle to get movi...
03:55 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Snapchat videos get slow-motion, fast-forward and rewind filters
Snapchat's focus of late has been on showcasing mainstream content, while simultaneously continuing to enhance its core business: quick-and-dirty pictures and videos. To make those even more ente...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget The US Army lost control of a radar blimp
It's the runaway llamas all over again... in airborne form. One of the US Army's missile-detecting radar blimps broke off its tether in Maryland, creating havoc both in the skies (the Air Fo...
03:15 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget The politics of nuclear technology, from Hiroshima to Iran
Gaze into a clear night sky for long enough and a nagging thought will worm its way into your brain: It's highly probable that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe, but if so, why ha...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget If you code Android or iOS apps, Engadget wants YOU!
While the web is where most of Engadget's over 20 million monthly readers get their fix, we also bring the goods through our Android and iOS apps. That's why we're looking to hire two t...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget British scientists create a 'tractor beam' of ultrasonic sound
A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex have developed the world's first functioning sonic tractor beam able to operate outside of a lab environment. The device uses 64 ...
01:56 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget BeeLine brings easy GPS navigation to your bike
It's easy to get navigation on your bike through dedicated GPS or a smartphone cradle, but that doesn't mean that navigation is easy. How are you supposed to pay attention to turn-by-turn d...
01:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Huawei hires a former Apple director to design its phone software
Huawei has been kicking up the quality of its hardware design as of late (see the Mate S and Nexus 6P as proof), but software? Not so much, unless you believe that knuckle gestures are the pinnacle o...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Android can record your mobile gaming sessions
Google doesn't want YouTube Gaming to be populated solely with videos from consoles and PCs. It's rolling out a feature in the Google Play Games app that lets you record 480p or 720p footage...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget 6 high-tech bikes that bring cycling to a new level
By Cat DiStasioFor cyclists who want to go farther, ride faster, and look cooler doing it, there are a lot of options on the market when it comes to high-end bikes. This week we're gawking over a...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Outlook on iOS and Android gets a facelift from the Sunrise team
Microsoft's Outlook mobile apps got a solid revamp last year, thanks to its acquisition of the email app Acompli. Now, it's ready to integrate the spoils of another mobile acquisition: the c...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget The Altwork Station is an expensive marvel of desk engineering
Standing desks are all the rage in modern offices these days, thanks in large part to plenty of research that claims sitting all day is detrimental to your long-term health. And you can spend a lot of...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: How many pixels are too many?
Welcome back to another episode of Dear Veronica! Very excited to welcome my friend Robert Heron onto the show this week, to answer a question about pixels. No, not Pixels (thankfully), but the kind y...
11:43 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Bosch counter-sues Dyson over claims it's cheating efficiency tests
Dyson might have landed the first punch, but today Bosch is back with a counterblow. BSH Group, which owns both Bosch and Siemens, has announced today that it's taking "legal steps" aga...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Samsung's absurdly large Galaxy View tablet is official
After being teased and leaked multiple times over the past few weeks, Samsung today officially revealed its supersized 18.4-inch tablet, the Galaxy View. As you might expect, the company's peggin...
10:57 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Spotify really does reduce music piracy, but at a cost
Spotify swears up and down that its free music streaming helps curb piracy. But does it really? Yes, if you ask the EU... but it's not the cure-all that the company might suggest. A European C...
10:31 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Toyota's tiny robot companion fits in your car's cup holder
It's another animated friend to add to your collection of 'bots that might not ever appear in the US -- although it might make it into space.Toyota's Kirobo mini is tiny. In fact, it�...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget BFI focuses on movie classics with 5 streaming service
If you're a serious movie buff, it doesn't take long to burn through Netflix and Amazon Prime Video's best titles. Within a couple of months, many of us are left mindlessly scrolling th...
10:09 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget IBM is buying The Weather Company's tech to integrate with Watson
IBM's Watson AI has been a Jeopardy champion and a very creative chef, next up, Watson the weather man. Well, sort of. IBM just announced that it plans to acquire The Weather Company's produ...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Nissan's Teatro for Dayz: A crazy name for a crazy car
It's hard to stake a claim to silliest car concept at a show like the Tokyo Motor Show, but Nissan is probably, no definitely, the winner. What other car lets you play an RPG across almost the wh...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Designer makes a dress that can pay for your purchases
One of MasterCard's first partners for its new wearables project is Adam Selman -- Rihanna's favorite fashion designer, according to The New York Times. Since that initiative aims to bring m...
09:23 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Rare lunar rover prototype accidentally sold for scrap
A priceless lunar rover prototype, built by NASA in the mid '60s, has been broken up and sold for scrap. Motherboard has discovered that the vehicle was found rusting in an Alabama back yard at t...
09:23 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Rare lunar rover prototype accidentally sold for scrap (update)
A priceless lunar rover prototype, built by NASA in the mid '60s, has been broken up and sold for scrap. Motherboard has discovered that the vehicle was found rusting in an Alabama back yard at t...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Mousetrap for memory, balloon space launch and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A virtual reality simulator putting mice through a pretend maze is analyzing memory formation that should benefit humans. A newish space launch company plans to inflate...
08:39 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Open this link as a different user with Chrome Canary's new feature
Switching between Chrome browser profiles is easy. But, like all trivial internet tasks, it can somehow become a chore. Or, worse, all too easily forgotten about. Especially if you're just about ...
08:26 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Wileyfox's Storm smartphone goes on sale for 199
Fresh-faced British upstart Wileyfox is hoping to make a name for itself in contract-free smartphones, joining plenty of other manufacturers searching for the perfect balance between performance and p...
07:35 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Amazon delivery drivers sue for employee benefits and compensation
Four Prime Now delivery drivers in LA have filed a lawsuit against Amazon for making them work like employees when they were being compensated as contractors. According to The Wall Street Journal and ...
07:15 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Marks and Spencer suspends website after customer details leak
Shoppers logging into the Marks &amp; Spencer website were given a little surprise last night when it began sharing other people's account details. The company confirmed that a "technica...
06:35 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Honda Clarity is your new fuel cell future vehicle
We know it will go on sale in the US next spring. We know it will have an estimated range of over 300 miles. We know it will start sales in California, since that's where the hydrogen stations ar...
06:10 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Amazon brings its white Kindle to the UK
Amazon offers a range of different Kindle e-readers depending on your budget, but they normally always come in black. If you've wanted to stand out from the crowd, the only option has been to buy...
05:30 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen chokes on its first loss in 15 years
After inventing a diesel engine that doesn't emit any harmful gases into the atmosphere, you'd think that VW would never run out of money ever again. Despite this, the German auto maker has ...
05:16 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget EE unveils a tiny 4G clip-on camera
EE boasts one of the UK's biggest and fastest mobile networks, but that doesn't mean it can just sit back and wait for new customers to roll in. To keep itself busy, the company has got into...
04:51 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget UK watchdog gives BT and EE's merger the go-ahead
BT's &pound;12.5 billion acquisition of EE cleared a big hurdle today after the UK's competition watchdog agreed to provisionally clear the deal. The Competition &amp; Markets Author...
04:04 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay will work with more credit and gift cards in the US
Samsung Pay will be a lot more useful in the US these coming months. According to the South Korean electronics maker, the mobile payment service is doing quite well in the country, but it still has a ...
02:58 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Judge says drone was invading the privacy of the man who shot it
William Merideth, the man from Kentucky who shot down a drone earlier this year, told WDRB that he felt vindicated after a district judge dismissed the charges against him, even if the accuser can sti...
01:23 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Fantasy sports industry rushes into self-regulation
In the wake of the insider trading scandal surrounding DraftKings and FanDuel, the multi-billion dollar daily fantasy industry's created a self-governing agency dedicated to making sure affiliate...
12:07 am -04 - Wed, October 28, 2015
Engadget Nissan's self-driving EV gives you restaurant recommendations too
It's not another Leaf, but Nissan's treating its IDS concept vehicle as an equally huge a step for automobiles. Packing a 30kWh battery with enough (EPA-rated) power for a drive up to 107 mi...
10:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget FDA finds flaws in Theranos' nanotainers and quality control procedures
The latest blow to Theranos' blood testing technology comes from the US Food and Drug Administration, which found flaws in the company's quality control procedures. In one of the two heavily...
08:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget This ad is how Twitter is introducing itself to the world
You read Engadget, so you're probably familiar with Twitter even if you're not a regular user. For most other people -- who apparently aren't joining fast enough to please investors -- ...
08:33 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Morocco is building the biggest solar farm in all of Africa
Morocco's 160 MW concentrated solar farm, Noor 1, was only the start. When the African nation is done, Noor 1 will be joined by three more similarly-sized power plants which will generate a whopp...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget HTC One A9 review: Not the winner this company needs
After the year HTC has had, you almost can't help but feel bad for them. Don't. The Taiwanese phone maker can't take your pity to the bank, so it sequestered itself behind closed doors ...
07:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Northrop Grumman lands USAF deal for new long-range strike bomber
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced on Tuesday that the DoD has awarded Northrop Grumman the lead contract for the US military's upcoming Long-Range S...
06:26 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Apple starts offering carrier billing for iTunes in Germany
Up until now, Apple's held out on offering carrier billing for services like iTunes and the App Store. But it looks like that's coming to an end, at least in Germany. As reported by TechCrun...
06:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay comes to Australia and Canada this year
At last, Apple Pay will be available outside of the US and the UK... if you have the right credit card. Tim Cook used his company's fiscal results call to confirm that the tap-to-pay service will...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Twitter raises its follow limit to 5,000 users
Twitter may be having trouble getting more people to use its service, but it's at least offering more headroom for the folks who've already signed up. In a confirmation of what some people ...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Playdate's Wii U Halloween Horror: 'Fatal Frame' and 'Year Walk'
'Spooky' isn't exactly the first word that comes to mind when one things of the family-friendly Wii U -- but that didn't stop the PlayDate crew from digging up a couple or horror t...
05:24 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget US Senate passes controversial CISA bill
The US Senate convened for a vote on the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) today as well as five amendments to it. All five amendments, which would have restrained law enforce...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Copyright exemption lets you modify old games to keep them running
You no longer have to dread the day that a game developer shuts off its servers and renders your favorite title unplayable. As part of a series of DMCA copyright exemptions, the US Library of Congres...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Twitter continues to struggle with attracting more users
A lot has happened in the land of Twitter in the last few months. It has a new CEO (who really isn't so new) in Jack Dorsey, who wasted no time in shaking things up in a quest for more users and,...
04:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget The iPhone helped Apple to another quarter of record-breaking sales
Apple just announced its Q4 2015 financial results, and as usual it's another big quarter for the iPhone. The company sold just over 48 million iPhones in Q4, up from 39.3 million one year ago. T...
03:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Buzzfeed will skip SXSW unless cancelled gaming panels are reinstated
On Monday, the South by Southwest festival announced that it was nixing a pair of gaming-related panel discussions because a bunch of mouth-breathing, neck-bearded man-children threatened "on-sit...
03:53 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Enjoy all the trailers from PlayStation's Paris Games Week event
Sony had plenty of titles to show off at its inaugural Paris Games Week press conference today, from Star Wars: Battlefront to No Man's Sky, Dreams and Gravity Rush 2. It showed off some new game...
03:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Facebook gives staff slow internet to understand the developing world
Many have accused Silicon Valley of being out of touch, and for good reasons: among other things, it acts as if the entire planet has access to super-fast, always-on internet connections. Facebook, ho...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: our verdict on the Surface Pro 4 in under a minute
With each generation of the Surface Pro, Microsoft gets closer and closer to fulfilling its promise of a tablet that can replace your laptop. Last year's Surface Pro 3 was certainly powerful enou...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget The first NBA game of the season will be streamed in VR
NextVR has announced that it'll stream tonight's opening game of the NBA season to all of its users in virtual reality. If you have a Gear VR (and compatible handset), then you'll be ab...
03:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'Detroit: Become Human' is Quantic Dream's debut PS4 game
Detroit is bouncing back from some absolutely devastating economic times, but Detroit: Become Human from Quantic Dream exists in an altogether different timeline. The team behind Heavy Rain is using t...
03:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'Detroit' is Quantic Dream's debut PS4 game
Detroit is bouncing back from some absolutely devastating economic times, but Detroit from Quantic Dream exists in an altogether different timeline. The team behind Heavy Rain is using the Motor City ...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'Gran Turismo Sport' for PS4 will award real prizes
At long last, Gran Turismo is coming to the PlayStation 4... and you'll have more reasons to play than just the usual graphics and gameplay updates. The newly unveiled Gran Turismo Sport will hav...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget You can ride a bear in 'Rayman' creator's PS4 game, 'Wild'
We haven't heard much about Wild, the new game from Rayman creator Michel Ancel, since its announcement in August 2014. It was a highlight of Sony's Gamescom press conference that year, offe...
02:29 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Surprise: 'Tekken 7' is heading to PlayStation VR
Squeezed between the high-octane trailers of its Paris Games Week press conference, Sony quietly announced that Tekken 7 would launch on PlayStation VR. Details are scarce, but it's definitely ha...
02:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Google Play Music finally gets into the podcasting game
For the plethora of musical choices offered on Google Play Music, one genre has been noticeably absent: podcasts. Not anymore! Google announced today on its Official Android Blog that the streaming se...
02:17 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'Until Dawn' coming to PlayStation VR in 'Rush of Blood'
Thankfully it looks like Sony isn't treating the excellent Until Dawn as a one and done. The interactive horror flick is coming to PlayStation VR sometime in the future and PlayStation Head of Wo...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget The Droid Maxx 2 is a Moto X Play with loads of Verizon bloatware
Verizon and Motorola didn't just announce the Droid Turbo 2 today &mdash; the two smartphone buddies also confirmed the arrival of the Droid Maxx 2. The thing is, the Maxx 2 is really just a ...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Media Molecule's 'Dreams' beta coming to PS4 in 2016
One of the most interesting games we saw at E3 2015 was Dreams, from the team behind LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. Today, during Sony's PlayStation event at Paris Games Week, Media Molecule demoe...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'Driveclub' spices up its racing with superbikes
Like Driveclub's arcade racing, but miss the two-wheeled adventures of Evolution Studios' earlier MotorStorm? You might just get the best of both worlds. Evolution has taken the wraps off of...
01:55 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Watch the trailer for Uncharted 4's frenetic multiplayer
With Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection safely out the door, Sony can turn its attention to the franchise's next instalment: Uncharted 4. During its press conference at Paris Games Week, the ...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' launches in June
At Sony's inaugural Paris Games Week press conference today, studio Hello Games revealed that its much-anticipated exploration survival game will hit store shelves some time next June. The develo...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Hands-on with Motorola's shockingly sturdy Droid Turbo 2
Motorola's new Droid Turbo is here, and its arrival might be a tough pill to swallow for Verizon customers who just shelled out cash for a new Moto X. After a bit of hands-on time, though, it...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'Street Fighter V' launches on February 16th, 2016 with Dhalsim
At Sony's Paris Games Week on Tuesday, Yoshinori Ono, the mastermind behind Street Fighter 5, made a series of stunning revelations. First, he revealed that Dhalsim, everybody's favorite ass...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'Street Fighter V' launches on February 16th, 2016, with Dhalsim
At Sony's Paris Games Week on Tuesday, Yoshinori Ono, the mastermind behind Street Fighter 5, made a series of stunning revelations. First, he revealed that Dhalsim, everybody's favorite ass...
12:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Raspberry Pi offers custom-made, mass-produced boards
It's one thing to buy a Raspberry Pi for your own tinkering, but it's another when you need to buy a lot of them for your company -- you aren't going to tweak thousands of boards by han...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget We're live from Sony's PlayStation event!
Sony skipped its traditional August Gamescom conference this year, preferring the golden fall leaves of Paris to the sweltering summer heat of Germany. Today it's holding an event just outside of...
12:12 pm -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Google's second OnHub router is built by ASUS, goes on sale this week
Google introduced its OnHub router this summer, promising that it would be just the first in a series of routers designed to be easier to set up and use. Now, the company has taken the wraps off the n...
11:42 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Qualcomm to enable 'conscious' security cameras at lower costs
Just as all eyes are on Qualcomm's next move after its recent realignment, the company threw a surprise by announcing its entry into the security camera market by way of a reference design. But w...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Droid Turbo 2 is the Moto X Pure on Verizon's steroids
It's a little hard to believe Verizon's Droid line is six years old, and the family just keeps growing. Today, the carrier and its hardware partner Motorola pulled back the curtain on the Dr...
11:21 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Mitsubishi's using AI to save distracted drivers from themselves
There's no doubt that self-driving vehicles will play a huge part in our automotive future, but until they do, ensuring that human drivers stay safe on the road remains the top priority for car c...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an Omni S6 speaker from Polk Audio!
The days of bulky, wired hi-fi systems are numbered when you consider the freedom that whole-home sound systems provide. Polk Audio recently added the S6 to its Omni line of connected speakers, which ...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget AT&T gives you extra data in return for taking surveys
Do you find yourself perpetually running just over your phone carrier's data cap, and wish you could get a little more breathing room without paying a lot more? AT&amp;T might have the answe...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget A paperweight made from every 'collectible' element on Earth
Is your paperweight made of too few elements? Do you even have a paperweight? (No, not this.) We'd excuse you if you didn't, frankly. If you're in the market, though, the Element Cube i...
10:02 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'Uncharted' borrows from cinema to sidestep clunky game design
Developer Naughty Dog's games have always had a flair for the cinematic and that's due in large part to their presentation. The studio takes a minimalistic approach to how it delivers inform...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Research shows brain waves sync to the music we're listening to
Many of us naturally tap our feet when we want to keep in time with a tricky piece of music. However, researchers at New York University have discovered that this physical technique is but one example...
09:23 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget EU passes net neutrality laws that leave 'fast lane' loopholes
Legislation designed to protect net neutrality and abolish mobile phone roaming fees has been passed today by the European Parliament. These new rules -- hotly debated for two years by EU representati...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Drop's kitchen scale celebrates iPhone debut with cocktail recipes
Drop's smart scale promises to turn any kitchen klutz into a competent cook. Like your own personal sous-chef, the connected scale and companion app walks you through recipes step-by-step, even s...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Egyptian tomb tech, new fusion reactors and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Everyone who ever wanted to be Indiana Jones or just give up on it all and join an archeological dig will be interested in this: A new project called "Scan Pyramid...
08:32 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Netflix's 'Beasts of no Nation' already has 3 million views
With Netflix's first theater-ready film, Beasts of No Nation, content chief Ted Sarandos broke a long-standing company rule not to reveal viewing numbers. "It is worth sharing that this movi...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Blue's Lola headphones slim down for a more comfortable fit
Blue, a company known primarily for its microphones, announced its Mo-Fi headphones last year. They sound great, but the cans are quite hefty. Mo-Fi houses a built-in amp to handle the high-quality au...
07:33 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget HTC's quirky action camera drops to $50
When HTC launched the Re Camera last year, it was difficult to recommend. The image quality was pretty underwhelming, especially in comparison to GoPro's extensive lineup; when you can snap simil...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Garmin launches a new smart scale and fitness tracker
If your company makes fitness trackers, then it's probably wise to make your own scale, lest a rival firm steals your lunch from under you. It's a lesson that Garmin has belatedly learned, w...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk customers must prove fraud to avoid cancellation fees
With investigations making progress and a 15-year-old suspect in custody following a "significant and sustained" attack on its website, TalkTalk has begun notifying customers of their next s...
06:15 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Samsung's supersized Galaxy View tablet looks like this
It's hard to visualize how big an 18.4-inch tablet is without reference. Nevertheless, if you want to see Samsung's upcoming enormous device called the Galaxy View up close, check out the im...
05:40 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget 'Dragon's Lair' hits Kickstarter in search of a feature-length movie
That Dragon's Lair debuted as a LaserDisc format game/interactive movie but was never a proper film was always a little weird, but that could change. Original creators Don Bluth (An American Tale...
04:19 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget World View tests a small version of its balloon-powered spacecraft
World View, the company that plans to offer relatively affordable trips to the edge of space using ginormous helium balloons, has successfully completed its first major test flight. While it aims to u...
02:57 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget AIG has an insurance policy for your drone
Owning a drone is sometimes a harrowing experience all by itself, but it can be downright agonizing if your robotic pride and joy gets into an accident. It's not like you're likely to replac...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget HTC's new flagship phone will cost $100 more after launch in the US
If the $399 pricing of HTC's new flagship phone, the One A9, sounds like a sweet deal, you may want to reserve a unit right now. Turns out it's just a "special promotional pre-sale"...
01:02 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget VR simulator for mice helps researchers study Alzheimer's
A group of scientists from Janelia Research Campus have built their lab mice some sort of an Oculus Rift of their own. Okay, so it's not a tiny VR headset for rodents -- though that would have be...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, October 27, 2015
Engadget Researchers use video games to test chameleons' vision
You probably know that a chameleon's eyes move independently of one another. Thanks to video games, however, it's clear that this oddball vision is more powerful than previously thought. Isr...
11:16 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Nanofiber gel and snake venom work together to stop the bleeding
Researchers at Rice University announced a novel use for batroxobin, a hemotoxic component in the venom of two South American pit viper species. They've figured out how to leverage it as a potent...
10:52 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Etsy ASAP offers same-day delivery in NYC this holiday season
Just in time for the holiday season, online crafted goods mecca Etsy is launching a local delivery pilot in New York City. Just as rumored, Etsy will partner with Postmates, a company making a name fo...
10:28 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Citigroup is testing iris-scanning ATMs from Diebold
The Wall Street Journal reports that Citigroup Inc is testing a pair of newfangled ATM formats from Diebold that will scan customers' eyeballs with smart phones rather than require PINs. The firs...
10:05 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget New lunar maps let you explore the moon from your couch
The existing lunar maps used by the US Geological Survey are two years older than I am. But thanks to the tireless efforts of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Earthbound astronomers can...
09:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Chase hopes you'll use its shopping app instead of Apple Pay
You might think that the future of phone-based shopping belongs to tap-to-pay services like Apple Pay and Android Pay. However, Chase begs to differ. The banking giant has unveiled Chase Pay, a mobi...
09:17 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget SXSW cancels online harassment panel, because of harassment
Online harassment is a real world problem, and you don't need to look any further than a cancelled South by Southwest Interactive panel for more reasons why. Citing "numerous threats of viol...
08:52 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Xbox One's big backwards compatibility update arrives November 12th
During tonight's Halo 5: Guardians launch festivities, Xbox boss Phil Spencer just announced that the Xbox One will receive its Windows 10-based update on November 12th. That's the one that ...
08:23 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Halo 5,' 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' and the World Series
This week's releases are topped by the arrival of Halo 5: Guardians, complete with the usual midnight releases and excitement. We've been playing it for a few days and while the game is as w...
07:48 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Judge dismisses Wikimedia case against NSA as 'hypothetical'
Remember that lawsuit the Wikimedia Foundation filed against the NSA earlier this year? It's not moving forward: The district judge presiding over the case has dismissed the lawsuit because the p...
07:17 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Cristiano Ronaldo's Monster Roc headphones are now available
You can now buy Cristiano Ronaldo's signature audio gear. The football superstar, who isn't shy to put his tech-shill game on full display, recently teamed up with established manufacturer M...
06:50 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget MasterCard aims to bring mobile payments to every gadget
MasterCard is envisioning a future of ubiquitous payments, where practically every device has the ability to pay for things at contactless terminals. The credit card company unveiled a new program tod...
06:28 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Facebook's mobile notifications say more about the world around you
Facebook's mobile app practically revolves around the notifications tab, but it can be a pretty insular place. It won't show much about what's happening in your friends' lives, le...
06:05 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Germany investigates claims of NSA-backed malware spying
When word got out that both the US' NSA and the UK's GCHQ were likely using purpose-built Regin malware for their spying campaigns, that raised more than a few alarm bells... including in th...
05:48 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Lyft starts operating out of Las Vegas' McCarran airport
Las Vegas' notoriously long airport taxi lines might get just a little shorter. Today, ride-sharing platform Lyft announced that it would be operating out of Sin City's McCarran airport. Bot...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's Essentials series: circuit protection at Eaton
"3, 2, 1...Fire!" This week Ben travels to St. Louis and visits Eaton's Electrical Sector to talk about the essentials of circuit protection. First, Ben tours the facility to learn abou...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget The IRS has used Stingray phone-tracking tech
This year, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice have thankfully put into place more stringent regulations on how government agencies can use "Stingray" cellphone...
04:55 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: our verdict on the Surface Book in under a minute
Did you read our Surface Book review? We know quite a few of you did -- this turned out to be one of the most popular reviews Engadget has run all entire year. That said, in case you missed it, here&#...
04:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Walmart reportedly asks FAA for permission to fly drones
According to Reuters, Walmart has reportedly petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to test drones in a variety of tasks -- from home delivery and curbside pickup operations to ...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Bernie Sanders joins Verizon union workers' picket in NYC
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders put his campaign where his mouth is on Monday when he spoke at a picket line with Verizon union workers in New York City. Communication Workers of Amer...
03:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget BroadwayHD streaming service brings the theater to you
There's no doubt live and on-demand streaming services are the future of entertainment. Knowing that, BroadwayHD is launching a new product with video content from over 100 theater performances. ...
03:40 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget London police arrest 15-year-old boy over TalkTalk hack
As TalkTalk looks to reassure customers and investors in the wake of last week's website hack, the Metropolitan Police have wasted no time tracking down the people behind it. Scotland Yard confir...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget A piece of memory from Gemini 3 spacecraft is up for auction
Do you want a piece of the first computer on a manned spaceflight? Of course you do -- and you're in luck, because a piece of RANAM (Random Access Non-Destructive Readout) from the Gemini 3 space...
02:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Yahoo's live NFL stream was popular, but no match for TV
Wondering how well Yahoo's grand experiment with a free NFL game stream fared? Quite well, actually... although your TV provider probably isn't sweating bullets. The league has revealed th...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Nintendo wanted to tone down the violence in 'GoldenEye'
The classic N64 first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 is one of the most beloved games of the '90s and played a big part in ushering such games from the PC to the living room. It's the kind of ...
02:05 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Watch: First sketch from Bob Odenkirk, David Cross' Netflix series
The joke's on Paul F. Tompkins in the first full sketch released for Bob Odenkirk and David Cross' Netflix series, "W/ Bob &amp; David."In the scene, a casual poker party gets ...
01:41 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget The Surface Mini is a real tablet that you can't buy
You've heard the rumors: Microsoft axed the launch of a small "Surface Mini" Windows tablet just before the Pro 3 hit stores. Hints of the canceled launch showed up in news articles, Mi...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Become a cuddly teddy bear with Oculus Rift and Adawarp
Adawarp, a two-man Japanese tech startup, is in the long-distance bear-hug business. The company's Telepresence virtual reality technology transports one person, wearing an Oculus Rift, into the ...
12:29 pm -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Verizon asks for permission to offer WiFi calling
Earlier this month, AT&amp;T applied to the FCC for permission to offer native WiFi calling and now just a few weeks later, Verizon is following suit. The network has delivered a request to Tom Wh...
11:20 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Airbnb wants to book your whole trip
Outside of a limited concierge service, Airbnb hasn't done much beyond getting you a room -- you're on your own if you want a tour. That might change very soon, however. Airbnb is testing ...
10:54 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Google is relying on AI to handle difficult search queries
You've probably heard of PageRank, Google's original secret sauce for organizing search results quickly and accurately. Now there's a new, artificial intelligence-powered search technol...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget LG's dual-screen V10 phone reaches AT&T and T-Mobile this week
When LG promised that its unique V10 smartphone would reach the US soon after its Korean launch, it wasn't kidding around. Both AT&amp;T and T-Mobile have announced that you can order the dua...
09:57 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Kangaroo is a portable, phone-sized Windows 10 desktop
As convenient as a PC-on-a-stick may be, it's typically saddled with some major limits: you rarely have more than one port, and you always have to plug into a power source. InFocus (yes, the pro...
09:35 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Egypt hunts for hidden pyramid chambers with cosmic rays
Egyptologists, rejoice. A new project was launched on the weekend with the goal of scanning Egypt's pyramids to find secrets about how they were built, and even discover hidden rooms and chambers...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win a Galaxy Note 5 courtesy of Bitdefender
Samung's Galaxy Note 5 isn't officially available in the UK -- not yet, anyway -- but nonetheless, we've got a cheeky import to send the way of one lucky reader this week. The 32GB, Bla...
08:53 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget You can now order the new Apple TV
At last, the next iteration of Apple's living room set-top box has arrived. Well, almost. The fourth-generation Apple TV is now available to order online, with the first units arriving on October...
08:30 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget AuraVisor takes on Gear VR, no phone required
Most current virtual reality headsets fall broadly into one of two categories: high-end options (Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR etc.) that connect to a console or PC, and glorified phone holders (S...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Picobrew takes a stab at automated counter-top homebrew beer
PicoBrew is hoping to do for homebrewed beer what Keurig has done for coffee. It tried previously with the Zymatic, but the $2,000 price tag, intimidating size and complexity limited its appeal. Reall...
07:34 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget London Mayor calls for UK to legalise hoverboards
Even though they can't actually levitate, "hoverboard" self-balancing scooters have become a huge hit. Celebrities are jumping on the two-wheeled bandwagon, either signing deals to prom...
07:18 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget The Steve Jobs movie flopped at the box office
The internet was full of talk about the accuracy of Steve Jobs, but it turned out that the general public just didn't care about the film at all. The Danny Boyle / Aaron Sorkin biopic of the late...
06:21 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget New York's Attorney General probing state broadband speeds
For an industry obsessed with accuracy, it seems hilarious that the broadband speeds that you pay for are so vague and ill-defined in reality. It's a situation that has angered New York Attorney ...
05:02 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget See how InVisage's HDR sensor will improve smartphone filmmaking
It's been over five years since we heard from InVisage, a company developing a new kind of smartphone sensor with higher dynamic range and zero rolling shutter. It just produced a short film call...
02:03 am -04 - Mon, October 26, 2015
Engadget Scientists made the blackest material ever
Scientists may have made a breakthrough in materials that can help manipulate light at nanoscale, but is it really, really, really black? No. Researchers at Saudi Arabia's King Abdulla University...
11:57 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Comedians Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx will return as 'holograms'
Holographic (really, "Pepper's Ghost") versions of dead musicians have proven successful, so why not comedians from days gone by? Hologram USA doesn't think that's a bad idea...
11:57 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Comedians Andy Kaufman and Redd Foxx will return as holograms
Holographic (really, "Pepper's Ghost") versions of dead musicians have proven successful, so why not comedians from days gone by? Hologram USA doesn't think that's a bad idea,...
10:28 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget US worries Russia would cut undersea data cables in a conflict
Many military commanders will tell you that it's wise to cut the enemy's lines of communication. However, the US is concerned that Russia may take this advice one step too far. The New York ...
09:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Take a tour of Microsoft's new Fifth Avenue flagship store
Microsoft's first flagship retail store is opening its doors tomorrow in New York City, just a few blocks from Apple's iconic glass cube store on Fifth Avenue. This isn't your typical M...
07:56 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Apple sued over iOS 9's eagerness to chew up cellular data
Not happy that iOS 9's WiFi Assist feature is quietly gobbling your iPhone's cellular data for the sake of boosting your WiFi performance? You're not alone -- and you might get compens...
06:35 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Samsung's latest batteries make unusual wearables possible
Samsung's latest battery prototypes could lead not only to more powerful wearables, but also to unusual ones. The first model called Band is meant to be attached to smartwatch straps, as its name...
05:10 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Twisty reactor hints at a future of practical fusion power
Many fusion reactors are based on a tokamak design, which uses an electrical current to twist a superheated plasma's electrons and ions into a three-dimensional loop. That's good for contai...
03:33 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Scientists confirm a cornerstone of quantum computing
Quantum physics theory has an odd but fundamental quirk: atoms in a quantum state aren't supposed to move as long as you're measuring them. It sounds preposterous, but Cornell University re...
02:01 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Court orders TSA to set rules for full-body airport scanners
Did you think the Transport Security Administration was reckless when it started installing full-body scanners at airports several years ago? So did the Competitive Enterprise Institute -- and the li...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Watch this iPhone screen protector heal scratches within a second
The folks who came up with the self-healing iPhone case is now back with something a lot more impressive. Innerexile's earlier technology could repair light scratches within about half a minute (...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget The After Math: Go faster
It's been a week filled with 30 to 40-year-old movie franchises, but other stuff happened, I swear. There is a new Cheap, cheap Segway pretender, a high-speed asteroid fly-by and more! Time may b...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: superdogs and a cave museum
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.So far Elon Musk has created next-gen spacecraft ...
06:02 am -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Eye-tracking robot arm lets you paint while you eat
One day, you might not have to even touch a canvas to make a masterpiece. Scientists from Imperial College London have developed a system that lets you paint hands-free through a combination of eye t...
12:48 am -04 - Sun, October 25, 2015
Engadget Malware turns hundreds of security cameras into a botnet
Closed-circuit security cameras are supposed to make you safer, but some malware is turning them into weapons. Researchers at Incapsula have discovered code that turned about 900 Linux-based CCTV cam...
10:54 pm -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget Chrome Canary shows how secure your web browsing really is
If you think that your browser's little padlock icon isn't enough to verify a website's security (but don't want to install a full-fledged app), you now have a better solution. Go...
09:19 pm -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget Toshiba is reportedly selling its camera sensor business to Sony
Toshiba's accounting scandal may cost it a lot more than just a CEO and a wad of cash. Sources for Bloomberg, the Japan Times and Reuters all claim that the tech giant is expected to sell its ca...
07:45 pm -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget Inventor makes a real-world 'Assassin's Creed' rope launcher
One of the centerpieces of Assassin's Creed Syndicate is Jacob Frye's wrist-mounted rope launcher -- he can scale buildings like a Victorian-era Batman. But would such a thing be possible i...
06:10 pm -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget 'Batman: Arkham Knight' returns to PC on October 28th
Months after Warner Bros. yanked the PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight to tackle its many launch day glitches, it's ready for take two. The publisher has announced that Rocksteady's game wil...
04:37 pm -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget OSIRIS-REx is complete and will collect asteroid samples in 2016
It seems like only yesterday that OSIRIS-REx got its first scientific instrument: a thermal emission spectrometer that can take the temp of an asteroid called Bennu every two seconds. Now, Lockheed Ma...
03:03 pm -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget Netflix will stream the new 'Star Wars' in 2016, but only in Canada
If you're determined to save money by watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens at home through a streaming service... well, you'd better live in the True North Strong and Free. Netflix tells V...
01:31 pm -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget Apple poaches NVIDIA's artificial intelligence leader
Apple's widely rumored electric car may not be fully autonomous, but it may well have some smarts. The company has hired Jonathan Cohen, who until this month was the director of NVIDIA's de...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget Access granted: Mobile security at the touch of a finger
Whether spurred by work regulations or the desire for personal data security, many of us spend more time than we'd like entering PIN codes and passwords to access our devices. Biometric authentic...
10:29 am -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget Leaked screenshots preview Apple Music for Android
Apple's Music service is slated to make its way to Android devices real soon if the company stays true to its word. If you want to see what it will look like right now, though, German website Mob...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Cancer loves supplements, cheap robot claws and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: An affordable robotic arm is up on Kickstarter for $350 and promises machine vision, artificial intelligence and all kinds of other great stuff that we can hardly belie...
07:50 am -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget Amazon Echo links with Yelp to find info on local restaurants
It's such an obvious feature it's hard to believe it wasn't already there, but the latest update for Amazon's Echo lets it pull up Yelp recommendations for restaurants and other lo...
06:14 am -04 - Sat, October 24, 2015
Engadget Short story vending machine promises old-school distractions
In the French city of Grenoble, there are unusual vending machines that don't dispense soda or snacks -- they print out short stories that look like paper receipts instead. These machines were bu...
11:57 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget One of Xbox Live's creators has left Microsoft
The man who helped transform Xbox Live from a network of desktop PCs running under its developers' desks to a service connecting some 39 million game-playing folk has left Microsoft. Eric Neustad...
11:05 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Walgreens is waiting for answers about Theranos blood tests
Controversy has swirled around Silicon Valley startup Theranos ever since the Wall Street Journal reported the company has struggled to roll out its unique blood testing technology. Since 2013 Walgree...
10:09 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Smart robot arm can follow your lead without coding
You might not be able to control the 7Bot robotic arm with your mind or your eyes, but at least it'll only cost you around $350 -- cheaper than an iPhone, its creators point out -- to get one. Ev...
09:31 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Lovejoy is the galaxy's booziest comet
An international team of astronomers made a surprising discovery recently. They found that the Lovejoy comet is spewing a mixture of alcohol, sugar and 21 other organic compounds as it speeds through ...
08:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget One South Jersey town calls a free Uber if you're too drunk to drive
A southern New Jersey town of 45,000 is testing out a new kind of ride-hailing program, this one targeted at people who've had a bit too much to drink. Uber has partnered with New Jersey's E...
08:33 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Dyson's big, heavy, complicated robot vacuum that never was
Introduced to the public way back in 2004, Dyson's first robot vacuum never wheeled itself into retail. While it was apparently close enough to a finished product to pick up a sticker with a help...
08:10 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Marvel's new Cinematic Universe Blu-ray set is up for pre-order
Marvel fans, prepare your wallets for the hefty spending you're going to do this holiday season. The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection will be available exclusively from Amazon on D...
07:26 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Time Warner Cable will test internet-only TV in NYC next week
If you want cable TV without the cable box, Time Warner Cable may have something for you soon. Reliable sources tell Engadget that starting Monday, Time Warner Cable will beta test a TV service for it...
07:05 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Tesla's Autopilot approved for international use
At the launch of its latest Autopilot features, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted that it would roll out the new vehicle capabilities to nations outside the United States once it got regulatory approval. Toda...
05:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget DOJ: Apple owns your iPhone's software, so it should have a backdoor
The Department of Justice is trying to get Apple to unlock a defendant's iPhone. While Apple has stated that it can technically bypass the phone's passcode security, it has so far refused to...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Kart racing with Disney Princesses and stepping on LEGOs
Just when you think you're done with this whole "toys-to-life" genre of video games, nostalgia is there to pull you back in. Did you play with LEGOs as a kid? Do you like Walt Disney? H...
05:05 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: All about polish and power
When Android 5.0 Lollipop started hitting devices last November, people could tell. Google's new Material Design aesthetic made sure you wouldn't mistake it for any prior version of the OS, ...
04:59 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget This 46-gigapixel image is the biggest map of space ever made
Astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have unveiled the largest space map ever compiled on Friday. The image is composited from some 268 individual shots captured over the past five ye...
04:34 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget 'Steve Jobs' isn't totally accurate, and that's okay
Steve Jobs isn't your typical biopic. That's something we explored in our interview with its director, Danny Boyle, and writer, Aaron Sorkin. It's more like a play set in three acts, ea...
03:47 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget On-demand package delivery service 'Doorman' goes live in Chicago
Doorman, a San Francisco startup founded in 2013, is bad news for whoever makes those "Sorry we missed you!" sticky notes. Doorman allows subscribers to schedule deliveries for times that fi...
02:45 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Blizzard rolls out Battle.net voice chat starting with 'Overwatch'
Blizzard has been in the online gaming business for decades with massively popular games like StarCraft and World of Warcraft, but it's never implemented a native voice-chat system in its Battle....
02:19 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Tesla may build cars in China within the next two years
Tesla Motors primarily manufactures its cars in California, but CEO Elon Musk intends to change that. As reported by The Wall Street Joural Musk said that Tesla will start building autos in China as a...
01:53 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Twitter adds ads to Moments
Well that didn't take long. Twitter announced Friday that it will begin monetizing its new Moments feature, which launched at the start of the month. The company will begin leasing a single Momen...
01:29 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Fear not, Android users: The taco emoji is coming soon
Earlier this week, iOS and Mac users rejoiced at the arrival of the taco emoji, just one of a number of new emoji that were added to the operating systems via a software update. Unfortunately, Android...
01:04 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Google made an info hub to help the migrant and refugee crisis
A number of tech companies, such as Apple, Google and Facebook, have joined the global efforts to aid Europe's ongoing refugee crisis. With that in mind, Google today introduced a new initiative ...
12:38 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk hack: what you need to know
Late last night, quad-play provider TalkTalk issued an urgent statement alerting customers that its website had been hacked. Following a "significant and sustained cyberattack," the company ...
12:28 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Fallout Beer is a real thing
Miss out on the special edition of Fallout 4? You know, the one that comes with a real-life, smartphone-enabled Pip-Boy? Never mind, you can always drown your sorrows with some Fallout Beer instead. T...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget YouView lands on Sony's Bravia TVs next month, no set-top box needed
After announcing a tie-up earlier this year, we now know that November 4th will mark the launch of YouView on Sony's 2015 range of Bravia TVs. Arriving a little later than originally planned, the...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget The best LED lightbulb
By Casey JohnstonThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After researching more than 70 LED bulb options...
11:54 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry's Priv will cost you $699
BlackBerry has opened-up pre-orders for its first ever Android smartphone, the curved-screen slider that's better known as the Priv. The move comes just a day after the spec list was leaked on th...
11:24 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Google's cheapest Nexus phone is easy to fix, too
It turns out that the cheaper of Google's two new Nexus Marshmallow devices, LG's Nexus 5X, is a cinch to repair, according to iFixit. The 5.2-inch, $379 device can be taken apart with a Phi...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget 'Jessica Jones' trailer continues Marvel's gritty Netflix vibe
Marvel's Daredevil Netflix series was a surprising dark addition to Disney's cinematic superhero universe, but it looks like the new Jessica Jones series is going to push things further into...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Android Marshmallow requires devices to show all battery stats
On top of the big changes coming with Android Marshmallow, Google is also forcing Android device makers to be more transparent about battery usage on all of their devices. Specifically, Google notes t...
10:18 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Yota aims for mass-market success after buyout
It's fair to say that the global launch of Yota Device's last E-Ink smartphone didn't quite go to plan. Despite positive reviews and a successful crowdfunding campaign, the Russian star...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Why Dyson's pricey robot vacuum is late for its Japanese debut
We warned that Dyson's first robot vacuum was going to put all that cyclone technology to use on your wallet's contents and we weren't wrong. After a hefty half-year delay, the 360 Eye ...
09:39 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget FCC caps 'excessive and egregious' prison telephone rates
Who are the criminals in this story? The FCC has acted to reduce what it calls "excessive rates and egregious fees" of up to $14 per minute charged by federal and state prisons. The commissi...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Driving fails, global warming bacteria fix and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: AAA and the University of Utah teamed up to collect data on how well driver's fare while using voice commands. The results are pretty terrible: Apparently it takes...
08:22 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget New Horizons parts Pluto with a shot of its puniest moon
NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft has done yeoman's work at Pluto, having taken stunning images of the ex-planet and its major moon Charon. Now it's taking off for the largely unseen...
07:35 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Pandora signs $90 million truce with the recording industry
Thanks to a quirk of copyright law, songs recorded before February 15th, 1972 weren't covered at the federal level. It's a loophole of sorts that Pandora, amongst others, has exploited to pl...
07:08 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch arrives in the UK on November 12th
The Gear S2 is one of Samsung's best smartwatches to date, combining a sleek design and a unique rotating bezel for navigation. The Tizen timepiece has its flaws -- the app selection is a little ...
05:31 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget These Bluetooth lights turn your bike wheels into turn signals
Safety lights are one of the most important pieces of bicycle equipment, especially if you ride at night or in low-visibility weather conditions. Most look the same -- a large, forward-facing beam und...
03:43 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Google 'Frightgeist' might help you avoid Halloween costume clashes
Google Trends has tapped into its daily search data to unearth the top 500 costume searches across the US. National and more local trends are listed (a whole lot of Star Wars characters and pirates ou...
03:37 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk hacked in 'significant and sustained cyberattack'
TalkTalk subscribers are this morning waking up to news that the company has been the target of another hack. Following an intrusion at the end of last year, which saw some customer data stolen, the b...
02:04 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Extensions for Microsoft's Edge browser aren't coming until 2016
When switching web browsers, importing favorites isn't hard, but the thought of losing all your extensions is usually what keeps people where they are. As a result, even if you're on Windows...
12:33 am -04 - Fri, October 23, 2015
Engadget Twitter CEO and founder gives a third of his stock to employees
"I'd rather have a smaller part of something big than a bigger part of something small." That's how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted about his decision to channel a huge chunk of hi...
11:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget FCC will publish telemarketer phone numbers to help you block them
The Federal Communications Commission has said that protecting consumer privacy is one of its biggest priorities, and its latest actions prove just that. The communications bureau is going to publish ...
09:13 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Microsoft adds a cheaper Surface Book option with NVIDIA graphics
If you're like most of us, Microsoft's Surface Book looks like an incredibly attractive laptop, however adding on all the fixin's (like a powerful NVIDIA GPU embedded in the keyboard) c...
07:54 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Get an explosive taste of the 'Doom' multiplayer mode
Doom is upon us. The closed alpha for id Software's Doom launches tomorrow, October 23rd (at midnight ET) and runs through October 25th. The alpha is available to those who pre-ordered the game o...
07:10 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Update Facebook on iOS now to keep it from draining your battery
Facebook users on iOS have had a sneaking suspicion that the app was starting to misbehave, to the detriment of their phone's battery life. After saying it was looking into the issue, Facebook ha...
06:43 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Google's redesigned Play store starts rolling out
After being teased last week by Google engineer Kirill Grouchnikov, the redesigned Play store has apparently started showing up on some Android devices. Android Central says the new mobile shop for ap...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Google continues to grow thanks to strong mobile and YouTube ads
Google is now Alphabet, but the company has one more quarter of results to report under its old business structure. As usual, Google's advertising business made up the lion's share of the co...
05:50 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Chrome for iPad now supports iOS 9's multitasking features
With iOS 9, Apple introduced a handful of new multitasking features for the iPad, like the ability to run two apps side by side. Now Google's Chrome browser is ready to take advantage of these, t...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'
Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to photonic-based (rather than electronic) te...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Microsoft phone sales fell 54 percent because of 'updated strategy'
Despite being an overall strong first quarter for Microsoft, its mobile side is still hurting. Phone sales fell 54 percent over the last few months, "reflecting our updated strategy," the co...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Xbox Live gets 28 percent more monthly active users in the first quarter
It was a pretty good first quarter for Microsoft on the gaming front. The company revealed today that monthly active Xbox Live users increased by 28 percent over the last three months, a huge jump tha...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget The problem with 'pumpkin spice' security bugs
Bad Password is a hacking and security column by Violet Blue. Every week she'll be exploring the trendy new cyberhysteria, the state of the infosec community and the ever-eroding thing that used ...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Giving away the farm with 'Halo 5: Guardians'
Halo 5: Guardians launches next week on Xbox One and we're celebrating the only way we know how on Playdate -- by giving stuff away and playing video games on Twitch. What's the giveaway? A ...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget HTC exec defends One A9's design: Apple copies us
You don't need perfect vision to see that HTC's latest smartphone, the One A9, is nearly identical to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6s. But the Taiwan-based company swears Apple copied its desig...
02:53 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Canon's G7 X, Nikon binoculars, and more!
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget How Twitter helped make the 'Archer' pinball game a reality
Pinball FX creator Zen Studios released a bundle this week featuring tables from Archer, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers and American Dad. The pack, called Balls of Glory, is available now across PS3, ...
02:09 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget NASA's Space Launch System inches even closer to flight
NASA has been toiling away on its heavy-lifting Space Launch System since around 2011, and now those rocket plans have taken another giant leap toward actual usability. The Administration announced ea...
01:47 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Facebook expands search to all 2 trillion of its posts
Facebook announced on Thursday that it will expand its search function to include every publically-available post in its archive, not just those of your friends and liked Pages. But this won't si...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Elon Musk responds to Consumer Reports' Tesla Model S downgrade
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is good at looking on the bright side of things, from space travel to clean energy and even people getting fired. After Consumer Reports revoked its "recommended" ...
12:55 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget The original Chromecast now works with Spotify
If you don't need one of those fancy new Chromecast devices Google announced a few weeks back but still want to 'cast tunes from Spotify, you're in luck. A new firmware update has arriv...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Runkeeper's new Apple Watch app lets you jog phone-free
The Apple Watch got a lot more useful with WatchOS 2.0, an update that let developers write apps that can run natively on the Watch without the need for your iPhone. Runkeeper's latest app update...
12:04 pm -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Amazon's one-hour deliveries expand to San Francisco, San Antonio
Amazon continues to expand its Prime Now one-hour deliveries. The online retailer has announced that the service is now available in San Jose, San Francisco and other places around the Bay Area, inclu...
11:23 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen's emissions scandal might affect even more cars
And further down the rabbit hole we go. On top of the 11 million cars already found to be cheating on diesel emissions tests, Volkswagen has also announced that it's investigating to see if other...
10:59 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Harmonix caught posting five-star Rock Band 4 reviews on Amazon
When is it a good idea for employees to post reviews of their own company's game? Most people would probably say "never," but that didn't stop Harmonix employees working on Rock Ba...
10:31 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Instagram's Boomerang app lets you shoot 1-second video loops
Slowly but surely, the Instagram team is building a suite of apps to help you be more creative on its photo and video-sharing platform. Following Hyperlapse and Layout, we've now got Boomerang, a...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Watch how Neon Indian used Kinect for its latest concert
The combination of the electronic band Neon Indian and Microsoft's Kinect makes so much sense it seems practically inevitable. During Neon Indian's performance at the CMJ Music Marathon in N...
09:27 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Remember Mplayer? The '90s game service is relaunching
If you lived in the '90s and tried to run multiplayer Quake across a 56K modem, you may have fond memories (or not) of MPlayer. The '90s PC gaming service is coming back after being defunct ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Pocket 3D scanner, light show record and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Russia set a world record for the largest projected light show that took 140 Panasonic projectors to display. A Kickstarter project for Ulo the security camera is truly...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Xbox One Elite controller review: A better gamepad at a steep price
Is a gamepad worth $150? That's the question Microsoft is asking with the Xbox One Elite controller, a revamp of its almost two-year-old paddle that shipped with the Xbox One. The company isn...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Watch the premiere of 3DR's drone-shot series 'Life after Gravity'
For the most part, consumer drone videos are without narrative; beautiful sweeping views of the world. That's no bad thing, but 3D Robotics thinks we're missing the full potential that quadc...
08:15 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget London's future black cabs are going green
In a few years, the familiar hum of diesel engines powering London's black cabs will begin to be replaced by the whirring motors of more efficient vehicles. The London Taxi Company, which for tim...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Shyp now lets you send packages without entering an address
Shyp, the smartphone app that finds you the cheapest courier and even boxes up your deliveries, has just been redesigned. On top of an aesthetic overhaul, the biggest change is that you no longer need...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry might have leaked the Priv's specs and release date (update: confirmed)
BlackBerry's been drip-feeding data about its first Android phone for the last few weeks, but it looks as if someone's spilled the rest of the beans a little bit early. An eagle-eyed member ...
07:05 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget In-car voice commands cost you 27 seconds of safety
We all know that taking your eyes off the road is a bad idea, but now researchers have added another paper to confirm that using voice commands is just as unwise. A team from the University of Utah, i...
06:01 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Apple invests in more clean power for Chinese manufacturing
It's no secret that Apple takes its energy responsibilities seriously. It already powers a large percentage of its buildings via renewable sources, but ensuring that its manufacturing facilities ...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Tesco officially calls time on the Hudl
Last week, it became apparent that Tesco wasn't gearing up to release a new low-cost Hudl tablet, as it had done in October in years past. When asked about the future of the Hudl brand, Tesco con...
04:40 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Nextbit's 'cloud first' smartphone is up for pre-order
Want your next smartphone to stand out from the crowd? Nextbit's Robin will do just that. The boxy, mint-colored handset (it also comes in a blackish "midnight") was originally funded o...
03:22 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' first season ends next month
Beware, for the night is dark and full of terrors folks: Telltale Games is wrapping the first season of its Game of Thrones series, Iron from Ice soon. When the season finale, dubbed "The Ice Dra...
01:36 am -04 - Thu, October 22, 2015
Engadget Vudu starts streaming 4K movies to the Roku 4
Vudu's 1080p HDX streams were once considered high quality for streaming movies over the internet, (now they're even watchable on phones) but in the last year Amazon and Netflix surpassed th...
11:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Facebook site helps start your programming career
Facebook knows that it can't hire a more diverse workforce unless there's a broader interest in computer science, and it just launched a website to help that happen. TechPrep provides resour...
10:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Airbnb ad campaign in San Francisco riles locals and librarians
There's bad ads and then there's this bus advertisement from Airbnb. The tone of it seems, well off and condescending and initially we thought it was a hoax. Turns out, not so much. After co...
09:14 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Astronomers find the first planet known to orbit a white dwarf
It's virtually certain that some white dwarfs still have planets in orbit despite their violent histories, but seeing those planets has proven difficult... at least, until now. Astronomers using...
08:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Simulated brain cells give robot instinctive navigation skills
A team of researchers at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced on Wednesday that they had taught a robot how to navigate on its own, in much the same way that...
07:23 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Plex's redesigned desktop media player comes with 4K support
Just as it did in 2012, Plex is once again bringing a new look to its desktop app for PCs. Back then the service focused on offering more of a living room-friendly experience, hence the application be...
06:38 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget White House streams time travel talk for BTTF Day
The White House jumped into the Back to the Future Day hooplah by hosting a panel discussion on the feasibility of time travel. Tom Kalil, director of White House Office of Science and Technology Poli...
06:05 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Nintendo revives 'Wild Gunman' in time for 'Back to the Future' Day
You've probably seen your share of over-the-top publicity grabs on Back to the Future Day, but Nintendo has a subtler one that you might just appreciate. The company's European branch has q...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's pilfered email attachments
There's a reason your job wants you to use just your work email for employment-related items. It keeps your personal and career lives separate and lets your IT department lock down job-related co...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Nike's power-laced 'Back to the Future' shoes arrive in 2016
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few hours, then you know today is Back to the Future Day. In the trilogy's second film, Michael J. Fox's character Martin Seamus McFl...
04:53 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget New Homeland Security policy demands warrants before deploying StingRays
The Department of Homeland Security announced a substantial policy change Wednesday regarding how it employs cellphone-tracking tools like the StingRay system. These cell-site simulators have been in ...
04:53 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget New DHS policy demands warrants before deploying Stingrays
The Department of Homeland Security announced a substantial policy change Wednesday regarding how it employs cellphone-tracking tools like the Stingray system. These cell-site simulators have been in ...
04:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Domino's built a pizza delivery car with its own oven
You have to sympathize with pizza delivery drivers. They're rarely driving more than an everyday car (often their own), which won't do much to help them get a pizza to your door on time. C...
03:58 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Scientists stretch metal to make it stronger
You'd think that stretching metal would make it weaker, but just the opposite is true... on a very small scale. Researchers have developed a technique that pulls nanoscopic metal crystals to eli...
03:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget 'Mythbusters' plans to 'go out with a bang' in 2016
Mythbusters will go off the air at the end of its 14th season in 2016, Entertainment Weekly reports. Mythbusters is Discovery's quirky, science-centric show starring special-effects and physics s...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Theranos CEO strikes back over blood test scrutiny
Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article that raised some questions surrounding startup lab Theranos' claims that it can run a variety of blood tests with just a single finger-pric...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Theranos CEO strikes back over blood test scrutiny (update from WSJ)
Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article that raised some questions surrounding startup lab Theranos' claims that it can run a variety of blood tests with just a single finger-pric...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Try out the 'Paranormal Activity' VR game at some AMC theaters
The Paranormal Activity movie series may be over after the upcoming 3D-infused Ghost Dimension entry, but it will live on in virtual reality. VRWERX announced today that it will be bringing its VR Par...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay is now available on all major US carriers
Samsung has opened the floodgates to its mobile payment solution in the US. The company announced today that Samsung Pay now works with all major US carriers: AT&amp;T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellul...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Fitbit trackers can be hacked in '10 seconds'
Fitbit trackers have a whopper of a vulnerability that can let somebody within Bluetooth range quickly hack them, according to security company Fortinet. Worse yet, once the attackers are in, the devi...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Fitbit trackers can be hacked in '10 seconds' (updated)
Fitbit trackers have a whopper of a vulnerability that can let somebody within Bluetooth range quickly hack them, according to security company Fortinet. Worse yet, once the attackers are in, the devi...
02:19 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Twitter makes it easier for anyone to curate and post tweet collections
When Twitter launched Moments, it talked briefly about its launch partners and how eventually anyone would be able to build their own moments. Until that happens, Twitter is launching an ecosystem usi...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget America's drone strike program needs a low-tech fix
Last week, The Intercept released a trove of classified documents (provided by an unnamed source) relating to America's use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as weapons of assassination. These a...
01:45 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget 7 tiny solar-powered homes
By Cat DiStasioWant to see the state of the art in solar-powered architecture? Then head to the Solar Decathlon in Southern California where the US Department of Energy challenges students from around...
01:33 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget iOS and OS X updates arrive with a ton of new emoji
If you've ever wanted to text taco pics from your iPhone or give the middle finger from your Mac, today's your lucky day. Apple has released iOS 9.1 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.1, both of whic...
01:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Twitter to finally update OS X app later this year
While the iOS and Android apps have gotten regular updates, the OS X app has languished. Twitter has shown the app very little love in the past few years. But, today at the company's Flight devel...
01:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Apple News comes to the UK with iOS 9.1
As part of iOS 9, Apple introduced its own news curation app called News (an unimaginative name, but it's straight to the point at least). Like Flipboard, Google Play Newsstand and others, it...
01:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Twitter will finally update its OS X app later this year
While Twitter's iOS and Android apps have gotten regular updates, the OS X version has languished -- the company has shown it very little love in the past few years. But, today at Twitter's ...
01:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget YouTube Red is Google's ad-free subscription video service
Google is finally taking the wraps off of its long-rumored subscription video service at an event in Los Angeles today. YouTube Red is a $9.99 monthly subscription that'll offer everything on You...
12:50 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Barnes & Noble unveils a waterproof Nook e-reader
If you're Barnes &amp; Noble, how do you make an e-reader that stands out when Amazon's Kindle all but dominates the market? By making it usable in the bath, that's how. The at time...
12:23 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Fossil launches its Android Wear watch and a slew of activity trackers
Fossil has taken its sweet time getting its self-branded smart wearables ready, but they're finally here... well, almost. The fashion brand has unveiled Fossil Q, a wristwear series with Intel�...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Going old school with game emulators!
I can't believe it's already been 20 episodes! You guys have been awesome about sending in questions, so thank you. But enough sentimental stuff, let's get to the questions!...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Dyson says vacuum makers are cheating efficiency tests, VW style
As far as Dyson is concerned, Volkswagen isn't the only company that should be taken to task over shady efficiency testing. The company's just launched legal proceedings against Bosch in the...
11:10 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Disney's bringing its own streaming service to the UK
Disney doesn't need any help distributing its content in the UK. Despite recently inking a new deal with Sky, the company has decided to strike out on its own with a new, standalone streaming ser...
11:04 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Samsung app gives you a virtual Gear S2 try-on
You ideally get to try on a smartwatch before you buy it, but that's seldom easy -- you can't exactly rip a store's security device off and strap on the watch for a minute. Samsung thi...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry reveals the lengths it went to make Android 'secure'
BlackBerry's reputation for security is so strong that its devices are frequently used by world leaders as their go-to smartphone of choice. With the forthcoming Priv, the firm has had to try and...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Google gives you more info on why it's blocked a website
Every once in a while, when you click on a link from Google Search, you get a blood red screen that screams malware. Sometimes, it even happens to a website you frequent, and Google knows you might be...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Twitter opens up polls to everyone
If you've been wondering which candy your Twitter followers prefer -- Red Vines or Twizzlers, -- the social networking company has your back. Starting today, the micro-blogging service is rolling...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget 'Back to the Future Part II': science fiction vs. reality
If you came of age in the late '80s, there's a good chance that Back to the Future Part II was a formative film that helped inform your idea of what society might look like in the not-too-di...
09:44 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget 23andMe given permission to offer some limited health reports
23andMe has been given the green light to resume some, but not all, of the health reporting that the FDA prohibited it from carrying out in 2013. The startup launched with the pitch that a sample of y...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Starbucks' store of the future bets on tech, luxury and alcohol
Starbucks stores are designed to feel welcoming and instantly familiar. In most locations, you know exactly what to do -- a long bar sits against one of the walls and you slowly work your way down, ex...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Insect robot for kids, paralysis fixed and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: We are covering the drone guideline news from the FAA the only way we know how: With some silly videos and real ones as well, like the Google X drone delivery test vide...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Surface Pro 4 review: Yes, it can really replace your laptop
With the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft's surprising hybrid tablet journey finally makes sense. It's as if Microsoft was laser-focused on fixing the issues we had with the Surface Pro 3. We liked ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Surface Book review: the ultimate laptop, even if it isn't perfect
For years, Microsoft has been telling us that the future of PCs was actually the tablet. The Surface Pro in particular is powerful enough that it could truly keep pace with your laptop, and Microsoft ...
08:35 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Indiegogo rebrands charity as Generosity(.com)
Indiegogo will rebrand Indiegogo Life, its service to raise money for good causes, as Generosity.com. Launching later today, the platform will charge no fees, set no deadline and use Indiegogo's ...
08:08 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Western Digital is buying SanDisk for $19 billion
Hot on the heels of the Dell-EMC megaquisition comes the news that Western Digital, the world's largest storage manufacturer, is buying one of the world's largest flash memory manufacturers,...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Israeli startup wants to modernize eMusic download site
Do you remember eMusic? It used to be a huge mp3 download site until iTunes, Spotify and other music services eclipsed its popularity. Still, it's not dead yet: in fact, it's been snapped up...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Garmin's latest sports watch gets a new heart rate sensor
Garmin has launched a trio of GPS running watches, including the first equipped with the company's new wrist-based heart rate sensor. The Forerunner 235 uses the "Garmin Elevate" optica...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget 'The Park' isn't your typical haunted-carnival horror game
The Park looks like a classic first-person horror game that happens to take place in a creepy, dilapidated, deadly amusement park. It has all the horror bells and whistles, from rides that suddenly st...
05:50 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Apple and Dropbox join fight against controversial cybersecurity bill
Apple and Dropbox have spoken out against the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) that's being discussed in the Senate. In a statement sent to The Washington Post, an Apple...
04:42 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget High-tech brew kit returns to Indiegogo for more beer money
Remember Brewie, the touchscreen-equipped, WiFi connected home brew kit that launched on Indiegogo? Despite a six-month shipping delay, the project is still bubbling along. It's relaunching on In...
03:35 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget PlayStation 4 drops to 350 across Europe and 300 in the UK
With Uncharted 4 slipping into 2016, Sony's PlayStation 4 doesn't have much in the way of exclusives this fall. But in its ongoing battle with Microsoft and the Xbox One, the company does ha...
03:21 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Meet the J-Pop 'idol' robot that dances and dresses up just for you
This robot is a better dancer than half of the Japanese pop idol groups it's trying to emulate. While we're not going to torture ourselves (or you) by deep-diving into the curious phenomenon...
02:01 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget UCLA chemist: Life on Earth began way earlier than we thought
A team of geochemists from University of California, Los Angeles published a report today that contests the widely-held belief that life on this planet began 3.8 billion years ago. The study, publishe...
01:02 am -04 - Wed, October 21, 2015
Engadget Stanford turns a DeLorean into a drifting, driverless car
This isn't from some weird movie franchise mashup entitled Back to the Future IV: Stanford Drift. No, Stanford's Revs Center simply decided to experiment on an old DeLorean, giving it the ab...
11:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Season finale arrives for the time-bending 'Life is Strange' game
Square Enix and developer DONTNOD (Remember Me) have delivered the fifth and final episode of their time travel drama Life is Strange on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Beside...
11:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Final episode arrives for the time-bending 'Life is Strange'
Square Enix and developer DONTNOD (Remember Me) have delivered the fifth and final episode of their time travel drama Life is Strange on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Beside...
10:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Google lures your workplace away from Office by covering app costs
Google really, really wants your company to jump from Microsoft Office to Docs. So much so, in fact, that it's willing to pay a lot to make sure that happens. It just launched a promo that will...
10:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Misfit's Shine 2 is a thinner, more colorful activity tracker
Misfit took a roundabout approach towards releasing a sequel for its svelte Shine activity tracker: It announced the cheaper, plastic Shine Flash last year, and it stepped into the connected home with...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Magic Leap is a computing platform where the real world is your screen
Magic Leap, an augmented reality startup that's kept its project under wraps for over a year, has finally revealed a few more details about its mysterious technology. In an interview at WSJD Live...
08:53 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Twitch finally gets a proper PS4 streaming app
PlayStation 4 owners: you're no longer forced to use Live from PlayStation (and limit your viewing to fellow PS4 gamers) if you want to watch Twitch through a native app. As promised, Twitch has ...
08:31 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget GM and LG are working together on the Chevy Bolt electric car
In an unexpected, but interesting partnership, General Motors and LG today revealed they're working together on the development of the Chevy Bolt. This electric vehicle, which will reportedly lau...
07:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Both new and old Apple TVs get CBS and NBC today
Apple announced on Tuesday that two of the "Big Four" cable channels, CBS and NBC, are available on current (2nd) generation Apple TV boxes. However, there are some restrictions. CBS, for ex...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Here's why the 'Destiny' story was so weak on launch
If you rushed to play Destiny when it first arrived, you probably noticed that the story was a little... thin. But how did it get that way, especially when Bungie is known to have spent years working...
06:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Paralyzed man regains use of arms thanks to 'wireless spinal cord'
Remember that paralyzed guy from Southern California who managed to walk on his own accord thanks to a revolutionary technique that bridged the gap in his severed spinal column with a wireless Bluetoo...
06:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget The 'shatterproof' Droid Turbo 2 gets teased by Verizon
October 27th can't come soon enough for fans of the Droid series. Although Verizon is expected to reveal its latest flagship smartphone on that day, the carrier seems to be extremely eager to sho...
05:56 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Google will provide some of Yahoo's search results
Yahoo clearly isn't wasting time now that it's free to partner with search firms besides Microsoft. The internet pioneer has revealed a partnership that will have Google providing some sear...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Surviving the apocalypse in 'Wasteland 2: Director's Cut'
Fallout 4 isn't the only post-apocalyptic role-playing game out this fall. Nope. Also out is a sequel to the game that's pretty much directly responsible for Bethesda's dark vision of t...
05:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Consumer Reports drops its Tesla Model S recommendation
Once upon a time, Consumer Reports gave the Tesla Model S P85D its highest rating ever, but the love affair is over, for now. While it still loves the way the sedan drives, the review organization has...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Sony reaches multi-million dollar settlement with ex-employees over hack
Nearly a year after being infiltrated and bullied by hacker group GOP (Guardians of Peace), Sony is still feeling the effects of the breach. One of the larger issues the company has had to contend wit...
04:25 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget NASA flies four satellites in 'tightest ever' formation
NASA is boasting that it's been able to fly four giant satellites around our home in the "tightest" formation ever attempted in space. The quartet of craft are just six miles apart, and...
03:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget The majority of Earth-like planets haven't been born yet
Humanity's inability to find Earth-like planets may not be the result of limited technology or a lack of ambition -- we might simply be too early, and in the wrong place. Astronomers poring over...
03:33 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Wireless Xbox One controller adapter for Windows ships today
You won't have to wait much longer to use your Xbox One gamepad wirelessly with your PC. Microsoft announced today that its handy peripheral, revealed earlier this year, is now shipping to "...
03:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Konami says Hideo Kojima hasn't left, he's just on vacation
Please stop toying with our emotions like this, Konami. Yesterday, The New Yorker reported that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima officially parted ways with Konami on October 9th, following a farewell ...
02:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Ubisoft's new reward program aims to mend UPlay's image
Ubisoft's UPlay gaming service has something of an image problem, to put it mildly. It's supposed to handle everything from copy protection to multiplayer matching, but it's frequently...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget ARM's latest graphics core will speed up your smartwatch
Let's be blunt: the graphics in most smartwatches suck. They're frequently limited to basic effects, and you'll sometimes see the kind of stuttering that has long-since disappeared on y...
02:08 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Here's what you need for a fingerprint reader in Android Marshmallow
Google made sure that the Nexus 5X and 6P take advantage of Android Marshmallow's fingerprint reader support, but have you wondered what it'll take to get that digit scanning support in thir...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget HTC's unlocked One A9 will get "every" Android update soon after Nexus
HTC has a lot riding on the success of its new One A9, so it's no surprise it's busy trying to sweeten the deal. To that end, HTC US president chimed in at the end of the phone's live u...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget HTC's unlocked One A9 will get 'every' Android update soon after Nexus
HTC has a lot riding on the success of its new One A9, so it's no surprise it's busy trying to sweeten the deal. To that end, HTC US president chimed in at the end of the phone's live u...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Leica's SL full-frame camera features an impressive high-res EVF
Fresh off of its Q release this past summer, Leica is back with another full-frame camera: the SL Typ-601. The new shooter, which Leica says is geared toward professional photographers, comes with a 2...
01:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Giphy cuts out the middleman with DIY GIF-making
Tired of fruitlessly searching the internet for the right GIF? Find an immensely-giffable clip but don't have the m4dl33t Photoshop skills necessary to actually create it? You are in luck because...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget The Ora-X smart headphones include a flippable AR display
Google Glass was, by all accounts, a spectacular flop in the eyes of potential consumers. Now, another company hopes to succeed where Google has failed by incorporating an AR display into a device peo...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Facebook's Instant Articles comes to all iPhones
In a blog post and at WSJD Live, Facebook has just announced that Instant Articles will now be available for all iPhone owners, with an Android beta rolling out starting today. That means that even mo...
12:33 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live heads to New York City on October 29th!
We couldn't miss an opportunity to make one more stop on our Engadget Live tour: New York City! We've had fun in Boston, Los Angeles and Austin, and now on October 29th at 7PM, we'll he...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget HTC is trying to flip its fortunes with the flagship One A9
HTC has been keeping its brave face on, but 2015 hasn't been very kind. After releasing its high-end One M9 to mixed reviews, the Taiwanese phone maker crept along to the point where its market v...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Google invests in Africa's largest wind power farm
Google's big bet on clean energy isn't just limited to the US or Europe -- far from it. The search firm just promised to invest in Africa's largest wind farm, the Lake Turkana Wind Pow...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Spotify streaming comes to Virgin America planes
Virgin America has teamed up with Spotify and the New York Times to stream music and deliver news articles aboard its planes. If it's new in-flight ViaSat WiFi connection can stream Netflix video...
11:05 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget 'Minecraft' with a story isn't as weird as you'd think
A story-driven game about Minecraft, the block-building phenomenon adored by children and adults alike, might sound a tad contradictory. By design, Minecraft has little in the way of plot or character...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 courtesy of Bitdefender!
As major corporations continue to succumb to hacks and the government's prying eyes are still relatively unchecked, it's always a good idea to bulk up your personal security. Bitdefender has...
10:44 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Beddi smartphone alarm dock hooks up to Uber, Spotify and Nest
We've seen plenty of smartphone -- well, mostly iPhone -- alarm docks in our lifetime, but there's been little development on that end in recent years. OK, there was that one bacon scent ala...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget NY Times launches VR app with Google Cardboard giveaway
The New York Times is launching a VR app, and will give a million plus subscribers a Google Cardboard VR viewer to use it. It'll also debut a VR film for the app called The Displaced, which detai...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget LG's much-improved G Vista 2 is coming to AT&T
You'd be forgiven if you forgot about LG's G Vista -- the smartphone's huge size couldn't make up for the ridiculously low-res display and slow processor. You might just remember ...
09:50 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Social media users give UK storms the most British names ever
Last month, the Met Office announced it would begin naming the storms that batter the UK and Ireland and asked social media users to put their suggestions in the hat. By giving them a moniker, the wea...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Google launches beta testing program for Search app on Android
If you're the type to sign up for beta testing programs to get first access to upcoming features, then Google wants your help. Mountain View is looking for beta testers for Android's Google ...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Play PSP games on an Oculus Rift with this VR emulator
While Sony is mulling the PlayStation Vita's future, someone is giving the last-generation PlayStation Portable a new life -- in virtual reality. Oculus developer 2EyeGuy has created an Oculus Ri...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget 3D Robotics' Solo drone is about to get a lot more useful
When 3D Robotics announced its Solo quadcopter, one of the more intriguing features was an accessory bay. Instead of opening up the Solo and wiring in, or screwing on an accessory (as is common with h...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: A cold foam heart, fast oil change invention and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Castrol invented an oil-storing apparatus that lets you change the oil and filter by swapping in a fresh container under two minutes. It's already inside an Aston ...
08:47 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Uber improves its service for disabled passengers in London
After recently seeing off a challenge from the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) at London's High Court, Uber is wasting no time in its attempt to broaden its appeal across the capital. Th...
08:35 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Former New Delhi Uber driver convicted of rape
A former Uber driver has been found guilty of rape in a case that caused New Delhi to ban the ridesharing service. Shiv Kumar Yadav was convicted of rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation and now ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Libratone jumps into multi-room audio with its latest speakers
Libratone isn't content with churning out more cloth-covered wireless speakers -- it wants to muscle in on Sonos' home turf. The upscale gear maker has launched both an updated Zipp speaker ...
07:05 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget No fair: Japan gets another 'Evangelion' phone
It's been 20 years since Shinji first piloted Unit-01 in the apocalyptic mecha anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. The series is still incredibly popular, and to celebrate its anniversary there's...
06:22 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget EE's 130 Robin tablet is aimed squarely at kids
Tesco might be easing back on building family-friendly phones and tablets, but UK retailers and carriers believe there's still plenty of interest in such products. Amazon recently surprised us wi...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Polar finally has a fitness tracker that can monitor your heart
As the optical heart-rate monitoring has improved, the technology has increasingly become a must-have feature for most serious fitness trackers. One notable holdout from this club was Polar, probably ...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget 1Password switches data formats for stronger security
1Password has decided to switch its default file format as a response to a post by Microsoft software engineer Dale Myers, explaining its current one's vulnerabilities. Myers has examined his 1Pa...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker update lets friends share DJ duty
Ultimate Ears has been redefining its lineup of Bluetooth speakers lately, waterproofing them and fine-tuning their innards so they all have the same tech at their core. As part of this unification, t...
02:25 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Tim Cook expects 'massive change' in the auto industry
In an interview yesterday evening at the WSJD Live event in Laguna Beach, California, Tim Cook didn't spend too much time talking about phones and computers. Rather, he chatted about the company&...
01:30 am -04 - Tue, October 20, 2015
Engadget Google Maps for Android displays quick stops along your route
Google Maps' upcoming update for Android devices adds a really handy feature that sounds especially useful during grueling road trips. Android Police got its hands on a copy of the app's new...
11:54 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Apple Music has 15 million users, but free trials count for over half
After informing the audience at WSJ Live that the Apple TV arrives next week, Tim Cook went on to talk / praise Apple Music, which now has 15 million listeners. The generous free three-month trial sti...
11:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Tim Cook says the new Apple TV is coming next week
Apple's CEO is being interviewed tonight at the WSJ Live event, and Tim Cook revealed that yes, the new Apple TV will arrive this month as promised. The taller, more powerful fourth generation bo...
10:55 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Tiny pneumatic actuator makes soft robots practical
Soft robots that bend and stretch are cool concepts, but there's usually a lot of clunky hardware involved to make them work, like air compressors and gas generators. They're seldom practic...
10:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer debuts during MNF
As promised, we have the latest trailer for the new Star Wars movie, which just aired during halftime of Monday Night Football. Giving us a two and a half minute look at the seventh entry in the serie...
09:58 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Get a daily fresh look at the Earth with NASA's new website
NASA launched a new website Monday to remind forgetful Terrans what their planet looks like. The website will feature at least a dozen new images of the Earth's full, sunlit face from within the ...
09:25 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget A preview of NYC's underground park is now open to the public
Since underground parks aren't exactly commonplace, non-profit group Lowline has opened an exhibit to give New Yorkers a glimpse of the future subsurface Manhattan park it's planning to buil...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Professional 'StarCraft 2' players, coach accused of match-fixing
South Korean authorities have arrested nine people, including two professional players and their coach, on charges of fixing professional StarCraft 2 matches, according to translated reports on the Te...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Rogue federal agent to serve 6.5 years for Silk Road scandal
Former federal agent Carl Force has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for his role in obstructing justice while investigating the online black market, Silk Road. As Reuters tells it, pr...
08:09 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Star Wars' trailer, 'Guitar Hero Live', 'Jurassic World'
The biggest item on our TV schedule this week is actually a trailer. Tonight we'll see an extended peek of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at halftime of Monday Night Football, just before tickets a...
08:09 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Star Wars' trailer, 'Guitar Hero Live,' 'Jurassic World'
The biggest item on our TV schedule this week is actually a trailer. Tonight we'll see an extended peek of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at halftime of Monday Night Football, just before tickets a...
07:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Uber starts rolling out its own mapmaking cars
This past June, Uber struck a deal with Microsoft to acquire some of Bing's mapping tech and staff. But back then neither company was willing to disclose specific details about the agreement, wit...
06:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Watch the White House's Astronomy Night live at 7:35PM ET
In 2009, the White House held an Astronomy Night to get students dreaming big and pursuing careers in science. Well, that event is back -- and this time, you can tune in. The White House will livestre...
06:28 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen had 'several' emissions cheating devices
Those suspicions that Volkswagen cooked up more than one defeat device to cheat on emissions tests? They may be well-founded. Reuters tipsters claim that the car maker produced "several version...
05:52 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget 'Gilmore Girls' is reportedly the latest series to be revived by Netflix
In case it wasn't obvious already, Netflix is the knight in shining armor for fans of shows that ended before their time. Gilmore Girls appears to be the latest show to come back to life after a ...
05:50 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget 'Metal Gear' creator Hideo Kojima leaves Konami after 29 years
Hideo Kojima, creator of the wildly successful Metal Gear franchise, has officially left Konami, the studio that defined his career -- though it could be argued that, over 29 years, Kojima instead def...
05:08 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget US transportation department confirms drone registration program
You might call your remote-controlled, quad-copter flying toy a "drone," but to the US government it's an "unmanned aircraft system", and it needs some red tape. Yes, the rumo...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Adidas' Fit Smart wearable now tracks more of your fitness data
Software updates can breathe new life into existing hardware, and that's what's happening today with the Fit Smart. Introduced last year, this wrist-worn wearable has been able to measure bu...
04:21 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Microsoft built Halo 5's weapons 'from scratch' for Xbox One
Halo 5: Guardians' soundtrack isn't the only aspect of the game's audio that got an overhaul -- the developers at 343 Industries had to reimagine what the Xbox One exclusive's weap...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Qwerkywriter's retro iPad keyboard is a flawed masterpiece
The internet has made our culture impermanent, and in its confusion, humanity mistook nostalgia for authenticity. Our cameras take images in unprecedented detail, but we only share them if they look l...
03:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Google is giving out 'instant' Project Fi invitations for one day
If you've been jonesing to ditch your existing phone carrier and try Google's invitation-only Project Fi service, now's the time to act. Google is marking the launches of the Nexus 5X ...
03:23 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Your kid's Google Doodle can win them a $30K scholarship
If you frequent the Google home page (and really who doesn't), you're familiar with Google Doodles; the search giant's series of art based on the company's logo that commemorates a...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget The 'Halo 5: Guardians' soundtrack gives fans what they want
When Microsoft's in-house Halo studio 343 Industries took the franchise over from creator Bungie, it made a bold statement by abandoning longtime composer Marty O'Donnell's iconic score...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Lenovo's 27-inch tablet is still heavy, but comes with more useful apps
Lenovo's been making giant, battery-powered all-in-ones for nearly three years now, and though the company apparently hasn't given up on the idea, it has the same challenge as ever: helping ...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Lenovo's flagship Yoga 900 laptop is an improvement in every way that matters
The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro was one of our favorite laptops of 2014, but mostly for impractical reasons: At 2.62 pounds and half an inch thick, it was exceptionally thin and light, even for an ultraportable...
02:07 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Waze's maps and traffic app gets a cleaner and smarter design
Waze is one of the most popular maps and traffic apps on iOS and Android. For good reason, too: It's fast, intuitive and, often times, more accurate than the highly rated Google Maps. Today, Waze...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget ASUS may make its own version of Microsoft's HoloLens glasses
Microsoft might not be the only one making a holographic augmented reality headset in the near future. ASUS has revealed to CNET that it's talking to Microsoft about making a version of HoloLens...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget High school student claims to have hacked CIA chief's personal email
The New York Post reports that an unnamed source claiming to be an American high school student has contacted the paper with evidence that he had compromised the personal email account of CIA Director...
12:53 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Apple pulls hundreds of apps that collected personal data
Apple recently suffered a rare breakdown of its App Store review policies. Because of that lapse, a couple hundred apps that used private APIs to collect personal information from users made its way i...
12:06 pm -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Amazon slams report criticizing its working conditions (update: response)
Do you recall that New York Times report which claimed that working at Amazon is brutal? Amazon sure does... and it's not happy. The company's Jay Carney (formerly the White House's Pre...
11:10 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget BBC iPlayer now offers personalised suggestions after each programme
Across its TV, radio and online operations, the BBC produces a ton of new content every day. Making sense of it all on iPlayer and ultimately finding something to watch can, therefore, be a little dau...
10:51 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget E-bike company blames Apple poaching for its demise
When promising EV company Mission Motorcycles went bankrupt last month, it said that "we have not earned any cash (or) revenue of any kind." However, it's now putting part of the blame ...
10:12 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget China accused of hacking US firms even after cyber-peace treaty
A security firm is accusing China of attempting to hack American businesses and steal trade secrets, just weeks after signing a treaty not to. The claims come from researchers at CrowdStrike, which cl...
09:41 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Asteroid making surprise flyby at an 'unusually high' velocity
A newly discovered asteroid (not pictured) will make Halloween more thrilling by passing within 1.3 lunar distances (310,000 miles) of Earth. The object, which measures between 300 and 600 meters (1,0...
08:52 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Facebook will warn you if you're subject to government 'attacks'
Imagine logging into Facebook to find a message telling you that your profile may have been targeted in a suspected state-sponsored attack. It's now a possibility, after the social network announ...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget HP's refreshed Chromebook 14 gets a price drop and longer battery life
No, they're not as wacky as that special edition Star Wars laptop, but Chromebooks are still likely to make for popular gifts this holiday season, given that they're cheap, compact and come ...
07:55 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Google's Nexus 5X phone is now on sale in the UK
Google's successor to the much-loved Nexus 5 smartphone has arrived. The LG-developed Nexus 5X is now available via the Google Store in the UK, starting at &pound;339 for the 16GB model. Ther...
07:34 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi brings Segway to the masses with $315 Ninebot mini
We'd be throwing money at our screen right now, if we could. Chinese company Xiaomi has launched a small Segway device, the Ninebot mini, for a mere $315 (&pound;203), on the same day it reve...
06:40 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi will let you replace the brains in its new smart TV
Xiaomi is more than just a phone manufacturer -- it makes almost every kind of consumer electronics now, including Segways, wearables and GoPro-style action cameras. Today, the company is expanding it...
05:31 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Guy creates handheld railgun with a 3D-printer
YouTube user "Xtamared" built a partly 3D-printed railgun that can fire aluminum or graphite projectiles at over 250 meters per second (560 mph). No, this isn't Quake, and it's no ...
04:00 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Nexus 5X review: Google's triumphant return to smaller, cheaper phones
While the Nexus 6 received plenty of praise when it debuted last year, it also got its fair share of flack. Why? Because it was just too big. For many, the Nexus 6 was the size of a tiny giant, with i...
04:00 am -04 - Mon, October 19, 2015
Engadget Nexus 6P review: Google gets better at big phones
Every year, like clockwork, Google and some popular phone maker cook up a handset to be a standard-bearer for the newest version of Android. Well, maybe not every year: This time around there are two ...
11:55 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Happy Birthday! The NES is 30 years old today
Well, on its American birth certificate at least. Yep, to the groans of middle-aged gamers everywhere, it's been three decades since Nintendo's home console first landed: 18th October 1985. ...
11:26 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Scientists make an artificial heart out of foam
Artificial hearts only kinda-sorta behave like the real thing. They pump blood, sure, but they're typically solid blocks of machinery that are out of place in a squishy human body. Cornell Univ...
09:50 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Amazon sues 1,114 people offering fake product reviews
Amazon isn't just content to chase down the larger outfits offering fake reviews on its store... it's pursuing individuals, too. The internet retailer has sued 1,144 people who used Fiverr&...
08:20 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Apollo and Space Shuttle pioneer George Mueller dies
It's a sad week for space travel: acclaimed NASA administrator George Mueller (shown at right) has died at the age of 97. He was only with the agency for six years, but he's well-known for ...
06:45 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Car makers are worried tougher emission tests will kill diesel sales
If you guessed that the ever-expanding Volkswagen diesel scandal would make other automakers nervous... you guessed well. In a statement, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget TiVo Bolt review: getting smaller and faster has a price
TiVo has been in the DVR game for the better part of two decades, and even in the slow-paced TV world, that's enough time to see lots of change. Surprisingly, with the introduction of its Bolt DV...
05:12 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Leak shows Verizon's 10-inch budget tablet
You might not be very fond of Verizon's Ellipsis tablets, but they do serve a purpose: they're low-cost ways to get LTE data access on the road. And apparently, there are enough people buyin...
03:41 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Microsoft wants you to stick with Windows 10's default apps
If you don't like how difficult it is to change your default web browser in Windows 10... well, you may be particularly upset in the near future. A leaked Windows 10 preview release now gives you...
02:06 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Verizon's Samsung Pay update now out for compatible phones
Verizon has started rolling out the software update it promised earlier this October -- one that adds Samsung Pay to the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. A Reddit user has posted a snap...
12:32 pm -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Amazon's grocery service now requires a $299 yearly membership
Amazon warned late last year that it would eventually require a $299 yearly membership just to use its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service. And like or not, the internet giant is making good on its ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget The After Math: Splitting things down the middle
So much happened this week! There was the bisecting Ultimate Hacking Keyboard, Amazon's Destinations site which lasted just half a year, a bunch of products that cost exactly $50 (aka half a Benj...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'Iron Man' prosthetics and a creepy Airbnb
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.Want to see the state of the art in solar-powered...
08:03 am -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Meet the American astronaut who has spent the most time in space
Astronauts already have such amazing jobs, but Scott Kelly's in particular is probably a smidge more envy-inducing. The current commander of the International Space Station is spending his 383rd ...
05:59 am -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Cablevision and Viacom settle their lawsuits over channel bundling
And just like that, Cablevision's feud with Viacom over channel bundling is over. The two TV giants have settled their antitrust lawsuits with promises that they're making "mutually ben...
02:58 am -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget WSJ: IBM gives Chinese officials (limited) access to its source code
IBM has reportedly started holding demonstrations to show off an unspecified product's source code to people outside the company -- particularly to officials from China's Ministry of Industr...
12:10 am -04 - Sun, October 18, 2015
Engadget Apple will fix your MacBook's worn-out display coating
The Retina display on your MacBook or MacBook Pro is supposed to look gorgeous. However, some owners have encountered just the opposite -- the screen's anti-reflective coating is wearing out quic...
10:42 pm -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's 1TB Surface Book will cost you a hefty $3,199
Microsoft talked about the Surface Book having up to a 1TB solid-state drive when it announced the laptop/tablet hybrid, but you couldn't actually buy it on launch -- 512GB was as good as it got....
09:09 pm -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Report: YouTube to show off originals for its subscription service
YouTube's gearing up to reveal some of the programming it's funding on October 21st during an event in Los Angeles, according to Recode. These new programs will reportedly feature a handful ...
07:36 pm -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Google buys a panorama startup to bolster Street View
Think that Google Street View could use a fresh coat of paint? Google does, too. The search firm has just snapped up Digisfera, a Portugese startup whose specialty is making the most out of panorami...
06:02 pm -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Here's how 'Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer rankings work
Halo 5: Guardians is almost upon us, and once the campaign credits roll (or the game itself finishes installing on your Xbox One, depending on your style) you might be curious how multiplayer ranking ...
04:33 pm -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Droid Turbo 2 leak hints at 'shatterproof' screen and Moto Maker
Those rumors of Verizon launching the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 at its October 27th event? They just got much more concrete. Droid-Life has obtained leaked promos spilling the beans on both of th...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Scoot launches electric car rentals and plans second city expansion
Scoot is moving beyond its namesake. Today the company announced the availability of the Scoot Quad, a four-wheeled electric car from Nissan called the New Mobility Concept (worst name ever) based on ...
02:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Apple Stores show off iPhone 6s 3D Touch with fancy tables
Apple is doing a new trick at its flagship San Francisco and New York Stores to show off the benefits of 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. A video from Grate App (below) shows the phones rigged u...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Marshall's Stockwell speaker is a guitar geek's dream despite its flaws
When I first saw a Marshall-branded speaker announced some time ago, I immediately dismissed it as a gimmick. As a recovering musician, I figured the company's line of headphones and other portab...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget The humble beginnings and ambitious future of 3D printing
Consumer-focused 3D printing has been all the rage in the past several years, and while Yeezy may be apprehensive, it's putting the power of manufacturing into the hands of the people. The concep...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget This is what success looks like on Twitch
Twitch is exactly what you make of it. Looking for some dating advice while a broadcaster drinks wine and plays Minesweeper? There's a channel for that. How about a corny sci-fi show about a guy ...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: iPhone 6s in the hands of a pro photographer
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, October 17, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Draw-an-instrument, levitating light and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A conductive-ink pen and matching sensor from Japan allows you to draw an instrument on any piece of paper. Carnegie Mellon scientists invented the Ballbot: A robot tha...
07:49 am -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Good luck repairing anything in the new iMac
If you've read our review of the new iMac, you already know that a majority of what's really new about Apple's latest all-in-one is its accessories. The destructive folks over at iFixit...
05:07 am -04 - Sat, October 17, 2015
Engadget Google wants your suggestions for new illustrations in its Calendar
As a part of an overall Material Design facelift, last year Google added helpful illustrations to its Calendar app that automatically highlight what you'll be doing, and now it's expanding t...
11:38 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Don't blame your phone for a poor sleep schedule, study finds
You've probably read an article or two about the negative effects of staring at a screen before going to bed (hell, you've probably read one of them while in bed). But, a study recently publ...
10:51 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget A heat gun, suction cup, razor and bravery yields a clear Galaxy Note 5
Remember when the best way to make your gadget look more futuristic and all-powerful was to make it clear? Reddit user Skarface08 does. That's why he or she took a heat gun and suction cup to the...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Someone in China has hacked the Woods Hole Institute
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, one of America's premiere scientific research centers, was reportedly hacked last June by unidentified forces operating in China. According to a staff le...
08:39 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Sprint is throttling data hogs who use more than 23GB in a month
Sprint's unlimited data plan is about to get more expensive, and now the carrier is also saying that it'll start throttling the heaviest users of that unlimited data. Sprint CTO John Saw say...
07:41 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Tinder's parent company files for IPO
Match Group, the owner of Tinder and OkCupid, is going public. According to the filing, the company hopes to raise $100 million dollars. The mega-dating company states in its paperwork filed with the ...
07:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget US will reportedly require consumers to register their drones
If you get a new drone this holiday season, you might have to register it with the US government. According to a report from NBC News, the US is ready to announce new requirements for consumers purcha...
06:57 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Jury rules Apple owes $234 million for University of Wisconsin patents
Apple's loss of a patent infringement case to the University of Wisconsin could turn out to be a costly one, as a jury ruled today that it owes the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation $234 milli...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Russian hackers reportedly stole stock trading info from Dow Jones
Last week, Dow Jones (owner of The Wall Street Journal among other things) said that its customer database was hacked -- but it's possible the company has been contending with a much bigger data ...
05:56 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Adobe patches that horrible Flash vulnerability
Relax folks, the latest Flash vulnerability has been fixed, according to a security bulletin from Adobe. Yesterday we learned that Flash on Windows, Macs and Linux all had a critical vulnerability tha...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Playdate: We're exploring 'Yoshi's Woolly World'
From all of your custom Super Mario Maker levels, to Steam Machines and now to Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U in one week, you can't say we aren't afraid to switch things up now and agai...
04:48 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Prepare your PS3s, North America: 'Yakuza 5' lands next month
Yakuza 5 launched in Japan for the PlayStation 3 in December 2012. Three years and one console generation later, it's heading to North American PS3s in "mid-November, if all goes to schedule...
03:50 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget 'OK Google' voice-activated search removed from latest Chrome release
Some of the most notable changes to the latest version of Chrome are what's going away, rather than what's new. A few days ago, Google confirmed that it was removing the notification center ...
03:27 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget George Harrison's solo catalog is available at most streaming services
If you enjoy listening to solo work from members of The Beatles, the library of options just got larger. The solo catalog of guitarist George Harrison hit most music streaming services today. This mea...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's Hack to the Future: Apple Watch Teardown
Ben's future self delivers an Apple Watch for Ben to unbox and tear down this week in the "Hack to the Future" episode of The Ben Heck Show! Using a spudger and tweezers, Ben dissects t...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget The best cheap scanner
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.By Lizz SchumerAfter more than 40 hours of researching scanners and testi...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Gear S2 review: Samsung's best smartwatch is still a work in progress
Samsung is learning. After a string of smartwatches that failed to became bestsellers, the Korean company decided to reshape its vision of wearables -- and I mean literally reshape. Its latest, the Ge...
01:34 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget NYC considering GPS-based meters for taxis, on top of nixing TVs
We've already heard that New York City is considering killing those annoying backseat Taxi TV screens, now it looks like the digital fare meter, along with the mechanical method for tracking ride...
01:08 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Germany orders recall of 8.5 million emissions-cheating Volkwagens
The outcome for consumers affected by the diesel emissions cheating scandal that has enveloped Volkswagen over the past month is becoming clearer, at least in Europe. According to the AP, Germany is o...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Nike and Adidas turn to tech to make sneaker shopping safer
I recently bought an online shopping cart from a 16-year-old on Twitter. And when I say "an online shopping cart," I mean it: In exchange for $140, I received a login code to Nike's sit...
12:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget You don't have to know 'Borderlands' to play 'Tales from the Borderlands'
The final trailer for Tales from the Borderlands, the narrative-driven point-and-click adventure game from Telltale, is full of action, guns, humor, drama, raw emotion and a catchy chiptune-inspired s...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Google Play's pending redesign gets an early tease
While an app store redesign may not be the most exciting update, there are some pending tweaks to the Google Play store app that tidy things up a bit. Thanks to Google software engineer Kirill Grouchn...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Amazon's 4K Fire TV is more capable, but still unnecessary
So the Fire Phone was a flop -- so much so that it reportedly pushed Amazon out of the phone business entirely. But the Fire TV ($100) is still around, and judging from what we've seen from this ...
11:43 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Researchers build a cheap camera that sees what we can't
Normally, our eyes can see things better than our cameras, which is why those smartphone shots of a full moon at night are so bad. Hyperspectral imaging is a way to fix that, since it can capture part...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal
Google's goal of scanning millions of out-of-print books for online access has drawn the ire of authors and publishers for years. Today, a US appeals court ruled that the practice is in fact lega...
11:09 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Hacker drama 'Mr. Robot' hits the UK via Amazon Prime Video
Britain is fast-approaching winter, and as temperatures plummet we're all a little more inclined to stay indoors and binge-watch TV shows at the weekend. If you're looking for some TV inspir...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Your PS Vita deserves to live again
There's no PS Vita 2 on the horizon. So now what? There are a whole bunch of reasons why the now three year-old handheld may not be the mega-hit that Sony hoped for. As Kotaku's elaborated o...
10:24 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Authorities test autonomous helicopter's firefighting capabilities
Lockheed Martin's and Kaman's K-MAX helicopters are known for transporting cargo in Afghanistan, but it might soon be saving lives and nature in the US, as well. The companies have demonstra...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Dell Chromebook 13 review: Chrome OS without compromise
I've long wondered why it was so hard to find a nice Chromebook. Sure, the Pixel may be an exemplary laptop, but it's near-impossible to recommend that anyone spend $1,000 on a Chrome OS dev...
09:43 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget You'll never believe what neural networks can do now
Clickbait headlines are the lowest form of journalism, but could they be written by a machine? After all, the Associated Press is using one to write complete financial articles, terrible as they are. ...
09:23 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Stanford researchers make artificial skin that senses touch
A team from Stanford University might have made a breakthrough that could change the lives of people with missing limbs. Researchers have developed an artificial substitute for skin that is capable of...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Pig organ donors, 3D-printed car fashion and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Gene researchers published a paper detailing how they removed DNA sequences from pig cells that are normally harmful to humans, which could eventually lead to pig organ...
08:39 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Cassini takes close-up pictures of Saturnian moon's north pole
Yes, the image above shows the cratered surface of a moon, but it's not ours -- it's Saturn's ice-covered satellite, Enceladus. NASA has received the first batch of photos Cassini captu...
08:05 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget London's High Court rules Uber is legal, but its troubles aren't over
Uber and other ride-hailing services like it have completely changed the way we interact with on-demand transport. But being a new, popular force in a traditional industry has its downsides. When Uber...
08:03 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget More and more people are coming out on Facebook
Timed to coincide with Spirit Day, Facebook's Research and Data Science division has published a report outlining how increasing numbers of US users that identify as lesbian, gay, bi or transexua...
07:23 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Your PC may update to Windows 10 if you don't pay attention
Microsoft really, really wants you on Windows 10. We noticed last month that it was downloading the optional Windows 10 updater whether you asked for it (and had space for it) or not. Now it's ac...
06:15 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Intel throws its tiny Curie module in an Arduino board
The low-power Curie from Intel helps developers quickly prototype a device with turn-key access to Bluetooth, a six-axis sensor with gyroscope and accelerometer and the 32-bit SOC Quark micro-controll...
04:44 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Netflix premieres its first feature film: 'Beasts of No Nation'
With its online-first strategy, Netflix has changed the way people watch with TV shows -- now it wants to do the same with movies. Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation has hit the streaming servic...
04:14 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Variety: Google Play kills VR apps with 'cardboard' in their names
Google Play has jettisoned a handful of VR apps that use the word "cardboard" in their names, according to Variety. Some of the affected applications are Cardboard VNC, Cardboard Catapult an...
04:09 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Uber heads to Scotland, starting in Glasgow
After months of quiet hiring in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Uber is finally ready to take on Scotland. The company is launching first in Glasgow, although we suspect it won't be long before it enters ...
03:02 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget Tennessee's 10Gbps broadband is $299 a month
Remember back when Chattanooga, Tennessee fought the FCC and Comcast earlier this year over broadband regulations? Of course you do. Now the city's back in the news because it's offering 10G...
01:30 am -04 - Fri, October 16, 2015
Engadget 'PC Does What?' commercials take you right to the danger zone
That "PC Does What?" ad campaign from the likes of Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo and Microsoft isn't a rumor anymore. As Business Insider notes, each of the five spots highlights a different ...
11:28 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Startup lab Theranos isn't using its 'finger prick' blood tests much
Theranos, the $9 billion Silicon Valley startup that promises blood test results with just a finger prick, is under serious scrutiny. According to The Wall Street Journal, FDA investigators recently s...
11:28 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Startup lab Theranos scales back unique 'finger prick' blood tests
Theranos, the $9 billion Silicon Valley startup that promises blood test results with just a finger prick, is under serious scrutiny. According to The Wall Street Journal, FDA investigators recently s...
10:37 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Poorly-named 'League of Legends' players get psychology surveys
League of Legends has roughly 67 million players, so the developer has a big challenge when it comes to monitoring the community the size of a small country &mdash; and curbing the worser elements...
09:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Deezer taps BandPage for more interaction between artists and fans
Music streaming services like Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify and Tidal already offer ways for artists to connect with their fans. By partnering with BandPage, Deezer is looking to do the same. After ma...
09:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's 'Device Night' lets you go hands-on with its new products
Microsoft has a handful of new devices and wants you to experience them as soon as possible. Similar to what it is doing with HoloLens, the company's taking recently announced products like its S...
08:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget DARPA's developing a data network that connects squadrons even when jammed
DARPA issued a Broad Agency Announcement solicitation for a new program called Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization (DyNAMO) which aims to keep America's manned (and unmanned) comb...
08:20 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch with 3G will cost you $50 more
If you've been itchin' to get your hands on the cellular version of Samsung's Tizen smartwatch and its fancy rotating bezel, you'll soon be in luck. Both T-Mobile and Verizon annou...
07:52 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Apple updates iWork productivity apps for OS X, iOS and the web
Now that OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 are available to everyone, Apple's updating its iWork productivity suite to take advantage of certain new features. The refreshed Keynote, Numbers and Pages app...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Nevada gaming board shuts down daily fantasy because it's gambling
While daily fantasy games (DraftKings, FanDuel and others like them) may have gotten a special exemption for online betting from Congress in 2006, today the Nevada Gaming Control Board decided they do...
06:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget A sheep steals the show in the new 'Ratchet & Clank' movie trailer
Look at that sheep. Just look at it. Adorable, confused and fluffy -- a trifecta of cute cuddliness. Ratchet and Clank each come close, but it's really no contest. Sorry, guys.Ratchet &amp; C...
06:07 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Pebble Time smartwatch apps are getting voice dictation
If you're a Pebble Time owner and would like to respond to emails or texts without pulling out your phone, we've got good news. Starting today, Android users can employ the Pebble Time and P...
05:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Yves Behar on designing beautiful, functional products
Engadget caught up with world-renowned product designer and co-founder of August, a leader in home security products, Yves Behar at Wednesday's Smart Lock event. I picked his brain about his ever...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Trying out Steam Machines and Valve's new controller
For years, Valve's been teasing us with the promise of a new kind of gaming device: a PC that lives in your entertainment center, outperforms traditional consoles and has more games available for...
05:09 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget FIFA wants to have a wearable tech standard for soccer teams
The past few months haven't been kind to FIFA, football's governing body, after news broke that its top officials were being investigated for corruption crimes. But the organization isn'...
04:47 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Skype gets shareable conversation links for easy invites
Need to invite someone to join a Skype session? Well, that task just got a lot easier. The video-chatting app added a new feature that lets you invite folks to join a conversation with a shareable lin...
04:25 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: a standing desk, compact printer and more
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
04:05 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Bet you can't tell whether or not the girl in this picture is real
This is either the school portrait of a teenage girl named Saya or it's the single best photorealistic CGI rendering I've come across to date. Honestly, I couldn't figure it out at firs...
03:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Interactive drone app lets you capture aerial shots like a pro
Quadcoptors have introduced a new visual language in filmmaking. These four-rotor UAVs, when equipped with a high definition camera, fly out and capture shots of sweeping landscapes, football matches ...
03:19 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Adobe warns of 'critical vulnerability' in some versions of Flash
The general consensus on Adobe Flash is that it's no longer good for anyone. In 2010, Steve Jobs' wrote an open letter about the software, stating it fell short in many areas and wasn't...
03:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Google's Trekker program takes you on a tour across the US
The individuals and organizations that borrowed Trekkers from Google's loaner program have been a big help to Street View's growth, capturing various places around the globe that you can tou...
02:38 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget 'Fallout 4' live-action trailer brings the wasteland to life
With less than a month to go until Fallout 4's November 10th release, Bethesda has debuted a new live-action trailer to whet your appetite for some post-apcocalyptic wandering. Fallout 4 will fea...
02:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget The Apple Store's biggest fan, Gary Allen, passed away at age 67
You may not recognize the name Gary Allen. For a time, though, Allen traveled the world to be among the first in line when a new Apple Store opened. He wrote about Cupertino's retail efforts on h...
01:54 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Transparency Hub tracks surveillance requests
Microsoft has released transparency figures for the first half of the year and launched a new site to keep all the reports in once place. The Transparency Hub is very similar to Google's Transpar...
01:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget The Intercept publishes massive leak on America's drone strike program
The Intercept published a huge trove of secret documents Thursday morning that extensively document the Obama administration's secretive and controversial drone-based assassination program. This ...
01:26 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Cubs fan uses jukebox app to troll St Louis fans
In the hours ahead of the decisive game four for the NLDS, a Cubs fan who goes by Clue Heywood on Twitter, and lives in Arizona, pranked Cardinals fans. Hoowee, he pranked them hard. Using a jukebox a...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Facebook explains the tech behind its 360-degree videos
Facebook made 360-degrees videos viewable on the News Feed back in September, but it was apparently no easy feat making it possible. The latest post on its Engineering blog explains the problems they ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget The Alienware Steam Machine: finally, a gaming PC for the living room
I laughed when the rumors started back in 2012: "Valve is building a PC-based game console for living rooms." Sure it is, I thought. Imagine my shock when "Steam Machines" turned o...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Valve's Steam Link: better than a 50-foot HDMI cable
Steam Machines are finally here -- real gaming PCs designed to live in your entertainment center and play the role of hardcore gaming console. There's just one problem: I've never wanted one...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Valve wants the Steam community to build its own controllers
Valve is all about fan service. And with "over 125 million active users" in its Steam base, that's a lot of varying expectations to meet. This month, the secretive Bellevue, Washington-...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget A swarm of alien satellites may explain one star's strange behavior
There's something extremely odd about KIC 8462852, a star 1,481 light-years away from Earth. It demonstrates irregular, seemingly unnatural, flickering patterns -- usually, scientists detect a fa...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Ultimate Hacking Keyboard splits in half, is fully programmable
If you want to go a step beyond mechanical keyboards, you'll inevitably end up looking at the wild variety of ergonomic options. Now we have a new challenger: The Ultimate Hacking Keyboard by the...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Throw money at YouTube Gaming stars each month with sponsorships
Remember when we said Twitch learned a lot from the recent launch of YouTube Gaming, Google's own video game-focused live-streaming site? Turns out, YouTube is picking up some tricks from Twitch,...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Paper is Dropbox's new vision for how teams can work together
Six months ago, Dropbox quietly announced a collaborative note-taking tool called Notes and launched it in an invite-only beta test. But starting today, the product is being officially branded as Drop...
11:37 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Apple introduces ResearchKit apps for autism, melanoma and epilepsy
Apple wanted to make data gathering easier for medical researchers with ResearchKit. According to the company, since the launch of the open-source platform earlier this year, over 100,000 participants...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Hightail's new Spaces make it easy to annotate any kind of file
Remember YouSendIt? Late in the last decade, you probably send or received some big files through the service, perhaps of questionable legality. Regardless of how pirates may have used it, the company...
10:46 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Relive your childhood Transformers obsession with these headphones
In the section of New York Comic Con's exhibit hall known as "The Block" you'll find goodies galore for collectors and hobbyists with money to burn, ranging from Gundam model kits ...
10:27 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget NBC launches SeeSo, a comedy streaming service for $4 a month
We've been hearing for a while that NBC was prepping some sort of streaming comedy service -- today it finally took the wraps off. The new service is called SeeSo, and it'll deliver ad-free ...
10:25 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget The BBC's live 'League of Legends' Championship coverage starts today
Even the BBC has recognised the enormous popularity of eSports. As promised, the broadcaster is covering the quarterfinals of the League of Legends World Championship, which kicks off today at London&...
10:18 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Pandora gives its iOS app the CarPlay treatment
As the number of CarPlay-compatible vehicles continues to grow, it's about time a few extra iOS apps made the jump to the dashboard. The latest to join Apple's in-car operating system is Pan...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Volvo's first fully electric car will arrive in 2019
Volvo's been bullish about self-driving vehicles, but it's much more coy when it comes to electric cars. The company's latest XC90 has a hybrid edition, and there's an existing V60...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Bell Canada gets slapped for fake App Store reviews
Bell Canada has been handed down a $1.25 million CAD ($970,719) fine by Canada's competition bureau after its employees posted fake reviews of Bell apps. According to the regulator, the carrier &...
09:20 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget 'WarGames' reboot will let you choose your own adventure
It's been more than 30 years since Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy and a WOPR supercomputer named Joshua came close to triggering World War III in the hacker movie WarGames. The phrase "Shall...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Yahoo Mail drops passwords and adds third-party email support for new apps
It's Yahoo Mail's 18th birthday this month and to mark the occasion, Yahoo is pulling out all the stops with three major announcements: a brand new mobile app for Android and iOS, the suppor...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Becoming Thor, the future of beekeeping and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The FlowHive is a new bee colony rig that allows beekeepers to tap the honey easily by cranking open the honeycomb design, creating a channel down to the spout. Japanes...
08:39 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Blizzard's 'Overwatch' shooter enters public beta on October 27th
Blizzard is almost ready to put its colorful team-based shooter Overwatch in the hands of the public. An "extremely limited" number of US players will gain access to the closed beta on Octob...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Tesco's all but given up on its Hudl tablets
In early October 2013, Tesco launched its first own-brand Android tablet: the Hudl. Despite being deep into uncharted territory, the supermarket succeeded in delivering an extremely affordable, entry-...
08:21 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget B&O Play's H7 headphones trade silence for longevity
Bang and Olufsen held out on Bluetooth for a lot longer than other audio businesses, waiting until it could guarantee that the standard had good enough sound. Ever since it was satisfied, the usually ...
08:07 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Researchers are helping robots avoid expensive face plants
Why are robot tumbles comedy gold? Unlike humans, they make no effort to protect themselves, resulting in flailing, extra hard falls (bottom). But the high-g impacts are hell on the extremely expensiv...
07:45 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget LG first to push Android Marshmallow to its own flagship
LG's gearing up to roll out Android Marshmallow to its devices, and you can install it as soon as next week... if you own a G4 handset and live in Poland. The South Korean manufacturer will relea...
06:35 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Twitch made multitasking a lot easier on iOS9
In case you hadn't heeded that red flag on the App Store icon and downloaded the latest update for Twitch, you might want to fix that. The latest version of the streaming app favored by gamers ad...
06:35 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Twitch made multitasking a lot easier on iOS 9
In case you hadn't heeded that red flag on the App Store icon and downloaded the latest update for Twitch, you might want to fix that. The latest version of the streaming app favored by gamers ad...
05:25 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Feds launch fantasy sports probe due to insider trading scandal
In addition to fighting a class-action lawsuit accusing them of fraud, fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel now have to face scrutiny from the FBI. According to The Wall Street Journal and T...
04:12 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Forbes lists the top-earning YouTube stars for 2014 to 2015
Forbes has ranked the YouTube stars who earned the most for the year ending on June 1, 2015... and the money they raked in can make you seriously think that you're in the wrong line of work. The ...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget Zero Motorcycles' latest electric bikes pack more powerful engines
Electric motorcycle maker Zero has announced its 2016 line up and it's expanding its stable of two-wheeled vehicles. The FXS is a lightweight supermoto-inspired bike for the city while the DSR ad...
01:37 am -04 - Thu, October 15, 2015
Engadget 'AmpStrip' heart rate wearable drops athletes to focus on health
A while back we were introduced to AmpStrip: an innovative wearable that contains a thermometer, accelerometer and heart rate sensor, all packed into a barely-there Band-Aid-like strip. From what we s...
11:52 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget FAA: Don't pack lithium batteries in your checked bag
If you've been packing extra lithium batteries in your checked bag before a flight, you might want to avoid doing so in the future. The FAA warns that storing those batteries in luggage that'...
10:02 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Self-driving cars will be tested on Canadian roads in 2016
Hey, Canadians -- you're not going to sit on the sidelines while the US experiments with self-driving cars. Ontario's Ministry of Transportation has approved autonomous vehicle testing in t...
09:40 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget JINS' fatigue-tracking smart glasses hit Japan next month
Okay, so you've been able to order JINS' non-smart (dumb?), app-customizable glasses for awhile if you live in Japan. That much is pretty well established. But the eyewear outfit's rece...
09:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Anti-drone rifle shoots down UAVs with radio waves
While the US military continues to develop new and awesome ways of blowing aerial drones to smithereens, not many of these systems can easily be adapted to use in the civilian realm. That's why B...
08:56 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget San Francisco's 311 app allows residents to report troubled homeless
Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a new feature for the city's 311 public information/assistance app that will allow residents to report homeless people in need of assistance to city officials. The feature i...
08:25 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget California's new online hub helps you fight revenge porn
If you're a victim of revenge porn, the attempt to fight back can prove daunting. How do you get someone to pull the offending images? Where do you turn to for legal aid? California wants to ...
07:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget 'Slender: The Arrival' is ready to creep out Wii U players this month
Everyone knows the tale of Slender Man, the impossibly tall, lanky, humanoid creature with no face who wears a suit and stalks unsuspecting children in dark woods and quiet nighttime hallways. In othe...
07:18 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Amazon shutters its 'Destinations' travel site after just six months
Amazon Destinations, the travel site that offered deals on hotel stays, is no more. The company shut down the site yesterday, just six months after it began offering reduced rates on one- to three-nig...
06:54 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget No thanks: JPEG images may soon have copy protection
So much for hopes that the tech industry would back away from copyright protection any time soon. The Joint Photographic Experts Group recently launched a Privacy &amp; Security initiative that po...
06:32 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Sony's RX1R II full-frame camera stuffs 42MP into a small body
As far as compact cameras go, Sony is undeniably the best at making them. But in case that RX100 IV point-and-shoot wasn't good enough for you, the company is now introducing the RX1R II, a full-...
05:57 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Godzilla and King Kong will share one cinematic universe
Because everything needs a cinematic universe, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have announced that Godzilla and King Kong will share one across three movies scheduled to follow the Godzilla flick ...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget JetBlue will have free satellite WiFi on every flight by fall 2016
JetBlue's plans to outfit its aircraft with fast satellite WiFi are most definitely on track. The airline has announced that it not only has Fly-Fi on all of its Airbus aircraft, but that it exp...
05:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Tesla takes the wheel: driving a Model S hands-free
Elon Musk isn't happy just introducing an automobile and walking away to work on next year's model. Instead his company continues to offer over-the-air upgrades to current vehicles. The late...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Square bets big on payments as it becomes a public company
It's a big week for Jack Dorsey in more ways than one. The new Twitter CEO's other company, the payment service Square, has filed for an initial public stock offering that's tentativel...
04:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Netflix says its price hike is all about acquiring more content
Netflix has released its quarterly earnings today (PDF), and so far, the folks on Wall Street aren't responding positively. Of course, customers have already heard the big news -- Epix movies and...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Shooting in the dark with Sony's A7S II full-frame camera
Sony's marketing team may be reaching with its claims that the A7S II can turn night into day. But it isn't far off. The company's new full-frame mirrorless camera, announced last month...
03:57 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Swatch takes the wraps off its mobile payments watch
Swatch has revealed that it's working on a mobile payments watch that it'll launch in partnership with banks in China. Bloomberg reports that the timepiece will let users make purchases at p...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Google is killing Chrome's notification center for Mac and Windows
In 2013, Google added a full-fledged notification center to Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux that combined rich notifications from web pages with Google Now info. However, it seems that almost no one...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget 6 flying cars that let you soar over traffic
By Cat DiStasioThe dream of flight has entranced humans for centuries, and modern innovators won't quit until the flying cars of sci-fi movies are realized. Although today's traffic jams sti...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget PC industry unites to convince you that it's still relevant
It's no secret that the PC industry is hurting. Sales are down, in no small part because the PC itself isn't as important as it used to be -- why get a basic computer when your phone is freq...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Chrome shows sites with minor security issues as totally insecure
Google has just launched Chrome 46, and there's a significant change in how it notifies you about web security. If you're on an HTTPS site that's 100 percent secure, you'll still s...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Amazon Fire review: $50 of incredible value
With every passing year, Amazon finds ways to upgrade its Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets while also lowering the cost of entry. The company's Fire HD 6, launched last October, broke the sub-$1...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget GoPro rewards you for sharing photos and videos of your adventures
To encourage GoPro users to share more action-packed video footage and still photos, the company is offering rewards. The GoPro Awards will give you money when your snapshots, raw video or edited foot...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget VW's 2016 diesels have a different device that may dupe emissions tests
Just when you thought the Volkswagen emissions scandal couldn't get any worse, it might do just that. The automaker revealed to US regulators last week that its 2016 diesel models may have a diff...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget August unveils a Homekit-enabled lock, keypad and doorbell camera
August Home Inc, makers of the August Smart Lock, announced the forthcoming release of three new products as well as a new service at a press event in San Francisco today. The new product lineup inclu...
12:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget New York City may finally ditch annoying taxi TV screens
Hop into one of New York City's yellow cabs and you'll notice a Taxi TV unit. It's supposed to handle payments and give you a feel for current events, but it's mostly annoying -- ...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget HP is putting privacy screens in its laptops because people are nosy
If you find yourself working in crowded spaces like coffee shops, it can be tough to keep prying eyes from glancing at your screen. To combat that sort of snooping, HP is outfitting its stable of note...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget AT&T NumberSync lets one phone number rule all your connected gadgets
We're encumbered with more connected silicon than ever before, and having to juggle multiple phone numbers for wearables and bigger screens, well, really sucks. To that end, AT&amp;T just ann...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: How can I make an app?
This week, we've got a great range of questions from you! We kick things off with a few more ways to use an old Microsoft Zune from you folks, as well as suggestions from the audience for a guy t...
11:45 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Samsung keeps Tizen smartphone dreams alive with the Z3
Tizen leads something of a quiet life. The open-source OS championed by Samsung has received extra attention of late, being the platform of choice for the company's sleek, new Gear S2 smartwatch....
11:28 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 now does Windows within Windows within Windows
Call it Windows Inception. Microsoft has revealed that the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview supports nested virtualization, which lets you launch a virtual machine within another virtual machine -- y...
10:51 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Cassini will soar close to Saturn moon Enceladus for the last time
NASA is considering a mission that will look into the habitability of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, thanks to data gathered by the Cassini probe. Now, the spacecraft will get up close and personal...
10:27 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Uber's latest service delivers just about anything in minutes
Those rumors of Uber launching a general-purpose delivery service, rather than the niche options it had before? They're true. Meet UberRush, an option that lets you order most anything from loc...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Inside Apple's Mac accessory testing lab
Design seems to be at the heart of every new Apple product. In the company's eyes, a new laptop or tablet shouldn't just perform well -- it has to look, feel and sound right too. But just ho...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Magic Leap's moving into Motorola's old campus
We don't specifically know what Magic Leap is doing, but we do know where all of this unknown stuff is going to happen. The augmented reality / VR startup is renovating a 260,000 square foot buil...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Magic Leap is moving into Motorola's old campus
We don't specifically know what Magic Leap is doing, but we do know where all of this unknown stuff is going to happen. The augmented reality / VR startup is renovating a 260,000 square foot buil...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget YouTuber creates a magnetic Mjolnir not even Thor can pick up
If the Mjolnir were real, most of us would probably never be able to lift it. We'll bet Allen Pan wouldn't care one bit, though: not when he can easily make his own. The electrical engineer ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Latest grenade launcher, modular smart watch and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The U.S. Army is more interested than ever in blowing things up with precision, and that's why it's beginning acceptance testing on a smart grenade launcher t...
08:22 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Watch Virgin Galactic test fire its satellite launching rocket
On top of doing space tourism, Virgin Galactic aims to launch small satellites under 200 kilograms (440 pounds) into standard orbit via its LauncherOne program by the end of 2016. To achieve that (and...
07:35 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Most Android phones are vulnerable due to lack of security patches
A study partly funded by Google and conducted by University of Cambridge researchers found that a whopping 87 percent of Android devices are vulnerable to known flaws. According to a post by Alastair ...
06:15 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Lasers help prove parts of the brain 'sleep' while you're awake
Have you ever spaced out in the middle of a conversation without dozing off completely? MIT scientists now have a better idea why: only part of your brain is sleeping while the rest stays awake. Neuro...
05:02 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Sainsbury's will kill its mobile network on January 15th
After more than two years of selling mobile plans to customers, Sainsbury's is very suddenly exiting the game. Talks with Vodafone, the carrier underpinning the mobile virtual network operator (M...
04:52 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget OnePlus X phone to be unveiled on October 29th
OnePlus might be struggling to get its second phone into people's hands, but that hasn't stopped it from pressing ahead with another handset launch. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei had already c...
04:30 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Electric Jukebox: the music player for everyone else
"I'm not after the Spotify customer," says Rob Lewis, co-creator of the Electric Jukebox, "I'm after everyone else." He's devoted the last two years of his life to c...
03:25 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Pornhub streamlines revenge porn reporting process
Pornhub has introduced a new online form (NSFW) that will help identify and remove nonconsensual revenge porn from the site. In the past, victims could only send through removal requests via email, bu...
02:32 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget Wii U emulator (almost) runs 'Mario Kart 8' on your PC
Want a Wii U but don't want to own Nintendo's latest console? That's sort of possible now. I emphasize the "sort of" because the recently released Cemu emulator is almost enti...
12:36 am -04 - Wed, October 14, 2015
Engadget MIT's online master's courses sound like an incredible deal
Move over University of Phoenix, MIT has announced that you can now obtain a highly-regarded Masters degree in Supply Chain Management (mainly) online. The new 14-week credential is called a MicroMast...
11:17 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Psychological thriller 'Allison Road' picks up a publisher
Allison Road's Kickstarter is canceled. Not because developers at Lilith Ltd can't reach their &pound;250,000 goal or because they aren't up for the challenge after all -- Allison R...
10:43 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Apple found liable of using University of Wisconsin's patent
Apple can't win every patent lawsuit it's involved with. Here's a good case in point: the tech giant has been found liable of using a 1998 patent owned by the University of Wisconsin wi...
10:43 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Apple found liable for using University of Wisconsin's patent
Apple can't win every patent lawsuit it's involved with. Here's a good case in point: the tech giant has been found liable of using technology patented by the University of Wisconsin in...
09:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Hubble's 4K images prove Jupiter's Great Red Spot is shrinking
NASA's Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy program, which aims to observe the outer planets every year using Hubble, has released its first (UltraHD) maps and images. The subject? Jupiter. While you&...
09:12 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live heads to Austin on Friday!
This Friday, October 16th at 7PM, we're heading back to Austin, TX, for our second-to-last Engadget Live event of the year! We're taking over the Austin Music Hall to bring together gadget l...
08:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget SanDisk is reportedly eager to sell itself off
SanDisk is a mainstay of the storage world thanks to its memory cards and solid-state drives, but you might not see its name for much longer: Bloomberg sources hear that SanDisk is exploring the possi...
07:54 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Beasts of No Nation', 'Continuum' finale
Tonight we have our first listing that's also viewable in virtual reality, as the Democratic Party's presidential debate airs on CNN and via NextVR's streaming (click here for instructi...
07:09 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Intel's profit drops as PC sales keep sliding
Where goes the PC market, so goes Intel's profit... and unfortunately, that means those profits are headed south. Intel is reporting a 6.3 percent year-over-year income drop for the third quarter...
06:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget The adorable dog in this PlayStation 4 game better not die
Sure, we already have Tokyo Jungle, Nintendogs, Valiant Hearts, Fallout and plenty of other franchises starring adorable pups, but there's always room for more. Home Free is about a dog living on...
06:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Japanese researchers invent a throwable 'Droideka' drone
A team of researchers from Japan's Chiba Institute of Technology recently presented a novel robot design at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. It can be thro...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Putting your custom 'Super Mario Maker' levels to the test
When we asked for your Super Mario Maker levels you guys and gals responded in a big way. Don't believe us? We have a Gmail folder with over 300 responses to prove you otherwise, and more keep co...
05:17 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Even Windows 10 is vulnerable to a big Internet Explorer security flaw
Just because Internet Explorer sits on the sidelines in Windows 10 doesn't mean you're safe from IE-specific exploits. Microsoft has released a patch for a "critical" flaw in the ...
04:43 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget California OKs insurance plans made specifically for Lyft
According to California law, the rules governing legal liability for ride-sharing services can get pretty tricky, depending on whether the passenger is waiting to be picked up, is getting into the cab...
04:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Tesla claims trespassing journalists attacked Gigafactory workers
As a news editor, I can understand the desire to get a scoop about Tesla's mysterious Gigafactory by pushing boundaries... but this is very much beyond the pale. Two Reno Gazette Journal staffer...
03:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Experiments may prevent autonomous cars from killing people
Rather than working out the problem purely theoretically, Stanford professor Chris Gerdes (pictured above) is actually putting the rubber to the road to conduct real-world experiments in ethics in aut...
03:27 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Facebook's 'On This Day' feature has controls to filter out sad times
Facebook's On This Day tool is a nice feature when it recalls good times that may have slipped your mind. It has a tendency to bring up events and people that you might prefer to forget, though, ...
03:06 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget New York Times offers newsstand customers 'Digital Day Passes'
The New York Times is launching a new "digital day pass" program today to help convince folks that still buy the paper at newsstands to instead get their news from its website. The day pass ...
02:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Pinterest's location pins offer easy access to directions and tips
Pinterest is quite handy for stowing away project ideas, recipes and more for future reference. Today, the internet repository is making those stored pins even more informative. Location info is now a...
02:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Uber's new app gives drivers more incentives to pick you up
You might care the most about Uber's app for customers, but the drivers' app matters a lot, too -- after all, you won't get a ride if cars aren't waiting for your request. Appropr...
01:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Facebook testing YouTube-like dedicated video hub
Facebook has been pushing video pretty hard lately and today is sharing its plans on making sure users have even more ways to watch tiny movies of their friends and from pages they follow. The most co...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Play as Jason in the first official 'Friday the 13th' game since 1989
When Gun Media's Wes Keltner and Ronnie Hobbs announced Summer Camp, a slasher-inspired horror game set in a creepy campground, it was already more than an homage to Friday the 13th. The develope...
01:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Starbucks starts testing in-building delivery in New York City
Starbucks is no stranger to delivery, thanks to a hand from Postmates. However, the bean-slinging company is taking matters into its own hands with a new delivery option. The "Green Apron" s...
12:49 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Comcast puts more internet video on your X1 cable box
You probably don't think of your cable box as a place to watch online video, but Comcast is determined to provide more reasons to stream from your set-top: it just brought over 30 new internet vi...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget DARPA's new program plans to stimulate your nerves for self-healing
DARPA wants to modulate your nerves. The research agency's new Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) program is designed to discover the science and the technology that will stimulate the peripheral...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Blocks wants your help funding its modular smartwatch
After a long, long development process, Blocks is getting relatively close to releasing its modular smartwatch -- and it wants your help making that final push. The startup has launched a Kickstarter ...
11:58 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget US Army will test a smart grenade launcher that hits hidden targets
After years of work, Orbital ATK (born from Orbital Sciences) is close to delivering a clever weapon that could help American soldiers in very tricky situations. As of early 2016, the US Army will st...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget iMovie for Macs goes 4K, lets you continue edits from iOS
Just in time for new 4K and 5K iMacs, Apple released a major update of iMovie for OS X that adds 4K video editing, along with a slew of other changes. The iOS version of iMovie got 4K support last mon...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Nucleus wants to take the friction out of video calling
Video calling is a great example of a technology that once felt highly futuristic but is now available on nearly every computer and smartphone out there. FaceTime, Hangouts, Skype -- there are plenty ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a trio of Qi chargers courtesy of Fonesalesman!
It's a subtle pleasure, but not needing to plug cables in to charge your phone is a beautiful thing. If you have a smartphone that supports the Qi wireless standard (or an adapter), you can simpl...
10:44 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Sprint's delivery service arrives in Las Vegas and six other cities
Sprint continues to expand its in-home sales and service effort, making a trip to its retail stores a thing of the past. The carrier's Direct 2 You home delivery option is heading to seven more c...
10:28 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Ambush a friend's browser with this crazy Chrome extension
There's an insane new Chrome extension called "Shove" that we're sure nobody's going to misuse. As spotted by Wired, it lets you drop a web page onto your friend's browse...
10:04 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Apple's e-book business is no longer under scrutiny
Three years ago, the Department of Justice brought Apple, and major publishers, to book for trying to maintain the prices at which e-books could be sold. As part of its punishment, the firm had to suf...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Toshiba's Surface-like DynaPad is coming to the US next year
Toshiba has unveiled the DynaPad, a 12-inch, Suface-pro like convertible that packs an exotic Wacom Active Electrostatics TruPen stylus. Microsoft revealed the news on its Windows blog, where it'...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Google registers two delivery drones for US testing
Google X's Project Wing concept was a unique take on the delivery drone: a single-winged UAV that took off and landed vertically. Despite extensive testing in Australia, the plan didn't work...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Google registers two delivery drones for US testing (update)
Google X's Project Wing concept was a unique take on the delivery drone: a single-winged UAV that took off and landed vertically. Despite extensive testing in Australia, the plan didn't work...
09:05 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Currys PC World trials collections from Carphone Warehouse stores
Following their &pound;3.8 billion merger, Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have set about expanding their collective retail presence by incorporating phone shops inside bigger Currys and PC World st...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Lightest building material, eco-bikini and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Boeing says it has produced the lightest material structure and the video demonstrates it by balancing a portion of its metal structure on top of a dandelion. A prototy...
08:54 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Twitter is cutting up to 336 jobs to 'streamline' its workforce
Those rumors of new Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey cutting jobs were unfortunately true. The social network has announced that it's axing up to 336 jobs, or about 8 percent of its total headcount. Dorse...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Apple iMac review (2015): 4K is optional, faster hard drives shouldn't be
No, it's not just a CPU refresh. Apple started selling a new line of iMacs today, and yes, while they have fresh processors and graphics cards inside, that's really the least of it. Going fo...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget The smaller iMac gets a 4K display, all the 27-inch models have 5K
Apple's big fall keynote happened more than a month ago, so it's a bit late for Tim Cook to be saying "one more thing." Sure enough, though, the company just unveiled a refreshed l...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Toshiba's pixel-packed 4K convertible arrives next week for $1,299
Toshiba has revealed more details about its Satellite Radius 12 Windows 10 convertible, including the price and availability. It looks like a serious contender if you're considering a Lenovo Yoga...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Time's up for Snapchat's original content
A service built on the two pillars of ephemerality and genitals was always going to be an unlikely destination for entertainment content. That's why it comes as little surprise that Snapchat is c...
06:27 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Netflix and Marvel release a first peek at 'Daredevil' season two
Netflix's second Marvel series, Jessica Jones, doesn't arrive until November 20th, but it's already teasing the next round of Daredevil. Season one was well received earlier this year, ...
05:06 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget YouTube trains its thumbnailer to generate better images
Since a YouTube video's thumbnail could convince or deter viewers from hitting play, we're sure a lot of creators would love the website's new and improved automatic thumbnailer. Accord...
04:59 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget The company behind Relish wireless broadband makes a big loss
Relish's dream to connect London homes with wireless broadband, rather than traditional landlines, could be in trouble. UK Broadband, the company behind the service, has reported losses of &p...
03:53 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget ComEd wants to put a million smart thermostats in Illinois homes
ComEd, the largest power provider in Illinois, wants to give its customers a hand in switching over to smart thermostats like those from Nest and Ecobee. The idea is to get a million of them installed...
02:41 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget DoubleTwist's CloudPlayer can stream to Android Wear and Auto
DoubleTwist's CloudPlayer can already pull and stream media from Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive accounts, but now it works on AllPlay speakers, Android smartwatches and Auto. Yep, you'll...
01:29 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Apple's first stores in India open next month
It's kind of bonkers that Apple doesn't already have a retail presence in India, a country with some 1.25 billion people, but that's the world we live in. For a little bit longer anyway...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Canon widens premium point-and-shoot line with the G5 X and G9 X
As it turns out, the PowerShot G5 X we got a glimpse of earlier today is indeed real. But there's more where that came from: Canon has also announced the G9 X, another new member of its high-end ...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Canon's EOS M10 is a mirrorless camera designed for beginners
Now that Canon has (finally) figured out how to make a decent mirrorless camera, the manufacturer is adding another model to its lineup. Meet the EOS M10, a compact shooter designed for the entry-leve...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, October 13, 2015
Engadget Adobe and Dropbox make it easier to edit PDFs from the cloud
Dropbox got cozy with Microsoft Office back in the spring, offering a way to easily edit files stored in its cloud-based repository. Now, Dropbox is getting friendly with Adobe Document Cloud, too. Mo...
11:32 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Internet porn has pushed Playboy Magazine to go PG-13
Tonight in a New York Times article, Playboy Magazine announced the biggest change in its 62-year history: starting next march it will no longer include pictures of women fully nude. Playboy.com dropp...
11:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Facebook tests Shopping feed and immersive ads for in-app purchases
Facebook is testing two new shopping features that could ruin the recovery of impulse buyers trying to kick the habit. While they are two distinct additions, both enable you to make purchases from wit...
10:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Rand Paul will livestream an entire day from his presidential campaign
Senator Rand Paul's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination isn't going well -- he's as far down as eighth place, depending on whose polls you trust. And he's hoping t...
10:24 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget The entire 'Black Ops 3' campaign will be unlocked from the start
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch is embracing the Netflix way of doing business. When the game launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 6th, its entire campaign will be avai...
10:08 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Spotify update adds support for the new Chromecast receiver
Spotify released version 4.1 for both iOS and Android on Monday, a software update that finally enables support for the newly released Chromecast. Spotify users will finally be able to wirelessly stre...
09:55 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Key and Peele pen TV deal with Vine's King Bach
When it was announced that Key &amp; Peele were going to wrap up production this year on their self-titled sketch show, comedy fans all around the world were pretty bummed about it. But now Deadli...
09:36 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Fantasy sports staff earned obscene cash by playing on rival sites
Those suspicions that DraftKings and FanDuel employees are profiting from being a little too cozy? Yeah, they've just gained some serious credibility. On top of a recent lawsuit accusing the tw...
09:20 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 Preview tests Skype integration, activation fix
Microsoft has bundled the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build with a number of major (but still experimental) features, including Skype integration. If you're an Insider on the "fast&quo...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget 'Overwatch' is Blizzard's first all-new game in years, see it Thursday
Legendary game developer Blizzard hasn't released an entirely new game (not counting spin-offs of existing franchises; lookin' at you Hearthstone and World of Warcraft) in over 17 years, whi...
08:42 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget NFL complains, Twitter shuts down Deadspin and SBNation accounts
Copyright laws are a complex beast. One person's fair use is a content owner's reason to shoot off a DMCA takedown notice. Gawker Media's sports site, Deadspin and Vox Media's SBNa...
08:16 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget The new 'Destiny' emotes might just be worth buying
I won't blame you if you're skeptical of Bungie's plan to add purchasable emotes to Destiny on October 13th. Would you really want to pay for a canned animation? If some early previews ...
07:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Teen texting can be just as compulsive as gambling
There's no question that modern teens are more comfortable with cellphones than earlier generations, but there's now evidence to suggest that some of them are a little too comfortable. A re...
06:54 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Ford invests in car tech to boost automotive sales in China
In order to combat slowing automotive sales in China, Ford has announced today that it's investing $1.8 billion (that's 11.4 billion yuan) to bring a new generation of smart cars into the co...
06:34 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget California unbans the use of electric skateboards in bike lanes
In 1977, California banned the use of powered skateboards on state streets; largely because the only reliable source of power back then was noisy two stroke gas engines. However with the development o...
05:56 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget 'Asteroids' travels to the Cold War and beyond in 'VEC9'
Asteroids is the quintessential vector arcade game, featuring a stark black background and simple, geometric images representing spaceships, bullets and floating bits of space rock. Now, that visual g...
05:08 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Tesla batteries will help power California office buildings
Tesla is about to prove that its energy storage batteries aren't just meant for saving money (and possibly, the environment) at home. The Irvine Company plans to outfit office buildings across C...
04:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Yes, Pepsi is launching smartphones in China
In today's edition of baffling corporate branding decisions, Pepsi has confirmed plans to launch smartphones and a line of accessories in China in the coming months, Reuters reports. The company ...
03:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget The battle over backdoor government data access isn't over
Tech companies are more than a little happy that the US won't require backdoor data access, but you might not want to join in the celebrations just yet. Firms talking to Bloomberg say it's...
03:16 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget The new 'Back to the Future' vinyl box set is a work of art
The so-called "future day" -- the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown forward in time to in Back to the Future Part II -- is fast approaching. As such, the movie and music memorabilia masters...
02:53 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Google releases improved Cardboard SDK and adds Street View
Google announced today that its Cardboard VR app is now available in 100 countries for both iOS and Android. The company also stated that the app's software development kit has been improved. Acc...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget 'Firewatch' reaches PC and PS4 on February 9th, 2016
Campo Santo's Firewatch has racked up its fair share of hype: its creators hail from venerable studios like Telltale and Double Fine, and it's based on the unusual premise of serving as a lo...
02:07 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget The $850 Archos GranitePhone promises to keep all your data secure
The Blackphone isn't the only smartphone out there that has security as its number one feature. A partnership between Archos and secure software specialists Sikur has yielded the GranitePhone, a ...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Neuroscientists accurately predict intelligence with an fMRI scan
If fingerprints can identify individual people, imagine what a brain-print could reveal -- namely, how you think and how intelligent you are. Neuroscientists studied fMRI scans of 126 patients in the ...
01:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Astronauts capture stunning 4K video of antacid bubbles aboard the ISS
NASA released 4K video of astronauts aboard the International Space Station experimenting with water, antacid and food coloring to create incredible, fizzing aqueous spheres in the zero-G environment....
12:08 pm -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Ubisoft ships a game without the discs it originally promised (update: resolution)
It's no longer surprising to find a boxed game that ditches discs in favor of a download code. However, it's another matter when a publisher promises those discs and then doesn't follow...
11:42 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Young amputees will soon get 'Iron Man' and 'Star Wars' bionic hands
A heroic set of prosthetic hand designs will soon allow young amputees to transform into their favorite Disney characters. Whether they prefer a red Iron Man gauntlet, one of Queen Elsa's sparkli...
11:18 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget TuneIn adds NFL broadcasts to its $8 premium radio subscription
Back in August, radio-streaming app TuneIn announced its $8/month premium streaming option that included music, audiobooks and live sports. Today, the company revealed that NFL games are now part of i...
10:56 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Facebook's iOS app uses 3D Touch to make short work of status updates
When you find yourself needing to post to Facebook quickly, the social network's app leverages tech on Apple's latest handsets to do just that. Thanks to the newfangled 3D Touch tool that ar...
10:35 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget UK police pull Assange embassy guard after wasting millions waiting
For the past three years, London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has maintained a 24/7 presence outside the Ecuadorean embassy in an attempt to arrest Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange on s...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget iHeartRadio crafts a radio station just for you
When it comes to streaming music, it's all about personalization these days -- so it was only a matter of time until iHeartRadio went down that road. With the service's new "My Favorite...
09:31 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Qualcomm gives up on its augmented reality business
There's a renewed excitement around Augmented Reality (AR), driven largely by Microsoft's HoloLens headset. Not everyone is so enthused, though, most notably Qualcomm, which is selling its A...
08:37 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Canon quietly launches the M10 mirrorless camera
Just a few weeks after Canon launched its first decent mirrorless camera, the EOS M3, it has revealed a tiny, cheaper sibling, the EOS M10. The camera arrived in Canon's store with no press relea...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win an iPhone 6s courtesy of Mobilefun.co.uk
To upgrade or not to upgrade: that is the question. If you're currently asking yourself this very brainteaser, then we'd guess Apple's shiny new iThings may well've taken your fanc...
07:40 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Dell's buying EMC for $67 billion in the biggest tech deal ever
Dell has agreed to buy EMC Corporation for a deal worth $67 billion. While EMC isn't a household name, some of its products and subsidiaries are. In addition to selling cloud services, storage an...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Vodafone's home broadband service opens to all
After a three-year hiatus, Vodafone returned to the home broadband game this summer, starting out with a limited service available in just a few counties. A few months later, it expanded the launch to...
05:52 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Acer makes its new all-in-one portable by adding a battery
With the PC market dwindling and Microsoft itself now providing some of the best Windows 10 models (like the powerful Surface Book convertible), third-party OEMs have to do something to stand out. Tha...
05:45 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Sky to offer 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' first after UK cinemas
Sky knows that more and more UK families are shying away from building costly DVD and Blu-ray collections and embracing on-demand services like Sky Movies and Now TV. To be the best, you need the best...
05:45 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Sky to show 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' first after UK cinemas
Sky knows that more and more UK families are shying away from building costly DVD and Blu-ray collections and embracing on-demand services like Sky Movies and Now TV. To be the best, you need the best...
04:12 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget New data suggests Mars had lakes that could have supported life
If you asked most star-gazers about water on Mars a month ago, you'd likely be told there is evidence for liquid H2O in the past, but it's probably long gone. How things can change. First wa...
01:43 am -04 - Mon, October 12, 2015
Engadget Researchers control fruit flies' hearts with a laser
Scientists have directly controlled animals before, but these approaches tend to either require surgery or only work with critters at certain stages in their lives. Researchers might have a more power...
11:22 pm -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget Chinese firm wants to sell you genetically modified pet pigs
The concept of buying pets with custom genes may soon become a reality. Beijing Genomics Institute has divulged plans to sell genetically modified pigs whose DNA will keep them small, weighing in at ...
09:48 pm -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget Scientists want an exercise pill that saves you from hitting the gym
Those '50s-era dreams of taking pills to solve all your problems? They're more realistic than you might think. Researchers have created a blueprint of the molecular-level muscle reactions ...
08:16 pm -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget App-controlled habitat grows just about anything in your home
You can already get smart gardening gear and smart aquariums, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get one box that handles just about anything you'd care to grow in or around your home? Ja...
06:37 pm -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget Comcast's home automation app links with Nest, Lutron and more
Earlier this year Comcast said its Xfinity Home service would start connecting to more automation gadgets you probably already own, and now it does. Right now, its app (iOS, Android) connects to Nest ...
05:11 pm -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget Rinspeed's latest concept is a self-driving sports car
Most prototype self-driving cars are designed for comfort, not performance. After all, wouldn't you want to take the wheel if you really wanted a thrill? Rinspeed thinks there's a case to ...
03:38 pm -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget 3D printed bionic finger hints at life-like prosthetics
Researchers from the Florida Atlantic University have developed a new type of soft bionic finger that can move like the ones on your hand. In order to come up with the most authentic-looking design, t...
02:05 pm -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget Apple's News app is disabled in China
The News app in iOS 9 is officially available only in the US, but you can still access stories when you're traveling abroad... unless you're visiting China, that is. A New York Times source ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget Living with the Jolla Tablet: a promising device with few apps
There's no question that the Jolla Tablet is an odd duck. It's a crowdfunded, first-generation slate running an unfamiliar platform (Sailfish OS), and some of its features are based on your ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget The After Math: It all adds up
Microsoft and Dell added a slew of new products to their portfolios this week. But those aren't the only additions to the industry over the past seven days. Netflix added a dollar to the price of...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 3D-printed pavilions and cardboard 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.What will the homes of the future look like? If t...
07:19 am -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget The best podcast app for iOS is now completely free
Overcast is widely considered to be the best podcast app on iOS, if not all mobile platforms. For many, its no-nonsense interface and slick features (such as cutting dead air and boosting voices) mak...
04:12 am -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget Vudu finally delivers 1080p HDX movies on Android devices
One of the best features of Vudu's movie service has always been its high quality video, and now you can view it on mobile devices. The latest version of Vudu for Android brings a native interfac...
01:27 am -04 - Sun, October 11, 2015
Engadget China's ridesharing services will require special licenses
Ridesharing services are big in China, but they've run into many of the same regulatory concerns you see everywhere else -- officials are worried about holding drivers accountable for their behav...
11:04 pm -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget Cortana is available on Xbox One, if you know the right tricks
Microsoft won't officially bring its Cortana voice assistant to the Xbox One until 2016, and it's not even supposed to be available if you're using the console's interface preview....
09:33 pm -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 didn't stop PC sales from dropping this summer
Windows 10 may have breathed new life into your PC, but it didn't do anything to juice PC sales this summer. Both Gartner and IDC estimate that computer sales dropped several points year-over-yea...
07:02 pm -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget Unity Engine working to keep years of browser games alive
One of the big factors to game engine Unity's success is that for awhile it ran on basically any platform be it Oculus, PS Vita or home consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But according...
05:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget Twitter's returning CEO is reportedly planning layoffs
Twitter's 'new' permanent CEO only took the reins five days ago, but he already appears bent on cleaning house. Sources for both the New York Times and Recode understand that Jack Dors...
04:01 pm -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget China arrests hacking suspects on behalf of the US
You read that headline right: according to The Washington Post, China has arrested an unspecified number of suspected hackers for the US government. The suspects were taken into custody a week or so b...
02:28 pm -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget ITC finds that Samsung and Qualcomm didn't violate NVIDIA patents
NVIDIA's first patent lawsuit campaign isn't exactly going according to plan. The US International Trade Commission has ruled that Samsung and Qualcomm aren't infringing on NVIDIA'...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget Our ongoing missions to Mars are over 50 years in the making
A deep space mission to Mars will require more than a few bottles of Poland Spring and water reclamation is a complicated business. Luckily, recent research is showing that liquid water may be more pr...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget 'Steve Jobs' writer and director on avoiding the typical biopic
Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Sunshine) and Aaron Sorkin's (The Social Network, Moneyball) Steve Jobs is a unique film in many ways, not the least of which is its complete disregard for the tropes ...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget The weird and the wonderful from Japan's biggest tech show
CEATEC 2015 is trade show that tries to thinly spread a trend across a whole range of exhibitors: traditional electronics giants like Honda, Sharp and Panasonic mix with university research projects, ...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Rick Moranis on the 'Ghostbusters' reboot and more
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, October 10, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: The Martian colony plan, simulated rat brain and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: We are rounding up Space Week with NASA's detailed plan to get earthlings to settle on Mars. Meanwhile other scientists teamed up to unravel how a rat's brain...
07:26 am -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget Chicago's mayor wants every American high school grad to know how to code
Rahm Emanuel, former Chief of Staff for the Obama administration and current mayor of Chicago, has called on the president to institute computer coding competency as a national requirement to graduate...
04:07 am -04 - Sat, October 10, 2015
Engadget Google CEO Sundar Pichai does some exec shuffling
Sundar Pichai must have gotten used to his shiny, new CEO seat, because according to Recode, he's just announced the first exec shuffling under his leadership. By the looks of things, a number of...
11:50 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Google search on Safari mobile to display results for iOS apps
By the end of October, you might notice that doing a Google search via Safari on an iPhone or an iPad returns results with deep links to iOS apps. That's because Mountain View has given developer...
10:44 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Kanye West hates in-app purchases on kids games
When Kanye West runs for president, we know what at least one item on his platform will be -- and there will probably be plenty of parents agreeing.Fuck any game company that puts in-app purchases on ...
09:14 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Shovel Knight is delayed by a fortnight
Shovel Knight was supposed to come out next week -- the operative phrase there being "supposed to". However SK's developer, Yacht Club Games, announced on Friday that the retail release...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Only in Japan: the robot that's a smartphone that's a robot
RoboHon ("Robot Phone") is the cutest smartphone ever: a (familiar looking) robot frame that fits in your pocket. It can take calls, dance, project photos, display maps and more. It's a...
07:06 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget AI could be the solution to catching tax cheats
The fear of AI usually revolves around the fear of an uprising and humans being attacked by our new robot overlords. Researchers at MIT and non-profit technology source Mitre have a new terrifying fut...
06:28 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Computer Science is the most popular major for women at Stanford
Stanford reportedly has 214 female students enrolled in its Computer Science major -- that's 30 percent of the major's total enrollment -- making it the most popular major with women at the ...
05:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Firefox will stop supporting web plugins (except for Flash) by the end of 2016
Horrible browser plugins used to offer extended multimedia features for website, often at the cost of a much worse overall experience -- thankfully, they're going the way of the dodo. Chrome rece...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Giving away Snake's watch with 'Metal Gear Online'
Metal Gear Online hasn't even been active a week and yet and it's dealing with some pretty serious issues. First there's the whole real-money for in-game insurance thing, and as Eurogam...
05:11 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Can't accept autonomous liability? Get out of the game, says Volvo
Volvo has an easy answer for all the hand-wringing about whose responsible when self-driving cars crash.Volvo chief executive officer and president H&aring;kan Samuelsson says one of the most vexi...
04:49 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Stephen Hawking: 'The real risk with AI isn't malice but competence'
Artificial intelligence was one of the biggest topics during Stephen Hawking's Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) earlier this year. So it's not too surprising that Hawking used up a significant p...
04:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Hulu's virtual reality app will launch alongside Gear VR in November
Oculus and Samsung's first fully-fledged virtual reality product, the Gear VR, is set to launch in November for $99. A host of apps have been announced to work with the new hardware, and now we h...
03:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget The Trans-Pacific Partnership could spell the end of filesharing sites
According to documents leaked by Wikileaks -- specifically, the TPP's finalized chapter on Intellectual Property -- the days of filesharing sites could quickly be coming to a close. Per the agree...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget TwitchCon made me a Twitch convert
I'm going to admit this right up front: I wasn't looking forward to covering the first-ever TwitchCon. Sure, I co-host our weekly Playdate broadcasts and absolutely adore talking with our co...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget The best $150 over-ear headphones
By Lauren DraganThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.If I wanted to spend $150 or less on a pair of over-ear h...
02:39 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget DARPA wants to build vehicles that disappear after delivering supplies
What if the vehicle delivering the goods to a remote village or group of soldiers could just vanish after it made the drop? Sounds crazy, right? Well, DARPA is hoping to do just that. The research uni...
02:21 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget The Wall Street Journal's customer database was hacked
If you're a Wall Street Journal subscriber, you might be getting an unpleasant letter in the main. William Lewis, CEO of WSJ parent company Dow Jones, just released a statement in which he reveal...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Ebro Darden: the DJ who curates the sound of New York on Beats 1
"Beats 1 worldwide. Always on," Ebro Darden's voice booms on the radio. A little over three months ago, Darden became the voice of New York on Apple Music. When the service was announce...
01:28 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Brain simulation breakthrough reveals clues about sleep, memory
The Blue Brain Project is a vast effort by 82 scientists worldwide to digitally recreate the human brain. While still far from that goal, the team revealed a breakthrough that has already provided ins...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Moto 360 review (2015): More than just good looks this time around
The Moto 360 made a huge splash when it was introduced alongside Android Wear some 18 months ago. It was by far the most attractive smartwatch the world had seen, and it held its spot near the top of ...
12:43 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Healthcare.gov users get privacy controls as enrollment nears
Following an Associated Press report in January, the government-run Healthcare.org website scaled back its sharing of user data with third parties. Now, the site will let users opt out entirely as the...
12:25 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live is making one more stop this year: New York City!
We've had a lot of fun this year with all our Engadget Live events. In July, we kicked off the tour in Boston, then headed to Los Angeles a few weeks later, and now are gearing up for Austin next...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget I found a secondhand telescope, now what?
It's amazing what you can find on the streets of San Francisco. No, the actual city streets, not the '70s cop drama starring Michael Douglas. I recently came across a scavenger's treasu...
11:33 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget LastPass gets acquired by remote desktop service LogMeIn
The popular password manager LastPass will soon have a new home at LogMeIn, which runs a remote desktop management service, the companies announced today. But don't fret if you're an existin...
11:08 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Toyota's hydrogen concept car could power your concept home
While we're stuck working out the mpg of a practical family sedan, Toyota's off playing with our dreams (or nightmares) with cars like the above. The latest round of concepts from the Japane...
10:46 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget NASA details its plans to reach and explore the red planet
NASA once said that no private company's reaching the red planet without its help. If that's true, then private space corps should be thankful that the agency has a solid plan to get us ther...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget I lost my friend, but his voice and music live on in my game
The desert shouldn't exist. At the very least, people shouldn't live there. We did, only not by choice.When I decided to develop a virtual reality game based on my simultaneous repulsion and...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget NASA's studying how zero gravity affects the brain
Because there's no up or down in zero gravity, the way our brains calculate 3D space stops working. As it turns out, that can be problematic, with astronauts finding it hard to complete basic tas...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget The DMV is publishing self-driving car accident reports
The California DMV has released the reports for a full year's worth of self-driving car accidents. From the accounts in the paperwork none of the eight accidents involving Google's cars can ...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget The US government won't force backdoor access, but still wants it
Here's some good news: the government has decided not to push for a law that would force tech companies to include backdoors in their software. The move means that your encrypted communications f...
09:03 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget A robot made me (marginally) better at ping pong
We're back for a rematch. The ping-pong robot has had an upgrade or two, and in Rocky-style, your rival is now your trainer. Yep, the newest demo from Omron (a company better know for its healthc...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Smart measuring leggings, 3D-printed Adidas and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: LikeAGlove's new smart leggings that measure your body, then match you to the perfectly-fitted pair of jeans just went on pre-sale for $40. A new camera that remin...
08:28 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are now available SIM-free
Apple is now selling unlocked versions of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, giving you options if you'd rather not be tied to a contract or want a handset that works in other countries. The downside, of...
07:52 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget OMRON's Family Eye home camera is both cute and powerful
Most home security cameras these days already come with microSD storage, two-way audio, motion detection and night vision, so it's about time someone offers a more powerful package. If you happen...
06:42 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Get ready for more videos (and ads) in your Twitter timeline
Along with becoming more user friendly, Twitter's next big change is focusing on videos and ads. Now, instead of being limited to the mobile app, users can upload video from their desktop compute...
05:49 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Now's subscription option hits the UK for 13 per month
PlayStation Now still hasn't managed to shake its open beta label in the UK, but today it's moved into what could be its final phase, with Sony adding a new subscription payment option for i...
05:32 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget This sensor knows if you like anime a little too much
At some point in life, you may have wondered: would you prefer dating an anime character instead of an actual human being? If you're unsure, ROHM's here to help. At CEATEC, the component mak...
04:13 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Apple pulls ad-blocking apps that can 'compromise' security
Apple has removed several ad-blocking apps from its Store that created a risk of "man-in-the-middle" security breaches. While Apple now permits ad-blockers for Safari, the banned apps also b...
02:57 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch owners can use Facebook Messenger on their wrists
The dedicated Facebook Messenger app Apple promised for its wearable's latest operating system, the watchOS 2, is finally here. So long as you've already installed the updated platform, you ...
01:35 am -04 - Fri, October 9, 2015
Engadget California authorities need a warrant to probe your digital life
The state of California passed the "Leno bill" that would keep your private digital info, well, private from law enforcement in June, and governor Jerry Brown has signed it into law. The Cal...
11:43 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Elon Musk: Apple hired the Tesla engineers we've fired
During an interview with German business newspaper Handelsblatt on Thursday, Elon Musk unleashed some very CE-Oh No He Didn't!-worthy words about Apple's car efforts. "They have hired p...
11:02 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget GLAAD updates Spirit Day app for 2015's anti-bullying event
A lot of people have been tinting their social media profile pics in purple every mid-October for the past five years as a way to support the LGBT youth and to take a stand against bullying. One easy ...
10:11 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget The Liberty Trike is a 21st century Rascal
Tired of being shuttled about like a sack of potatoes by your current electric getaround? Want to at least pretend that you're getting a workout while scooting to the supermarket? Then you'r...
09:16 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget MakerBot lays off another twenty percent of its workers
In April MakerBot laid off 20 percent of its workforce. Roughly six months later, its doing it again, trimming another fifth of its payroll as it struggles to meet lofty ambitions and expectations set...
08:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's taking HoloLens on tour to woo developers
Microsoft has already said its mixed reality headset, HoloLens, will be reaching developers early next year. But while we wait for that to happen, the company plans to take it on tour across the US an...
07:39 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen may give money to owners of emissions-cheating cars
If you're an owner of one of the 11 million owners of a Volkswagen car that's part of the company's huge emissions cheating scandal, you might be getting some compensation for the car&#...
07:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Reuters: Uber hacking investigation is targeting a Lyft exec
There is very little love lost between car-platform rivals Lyft and Uber. Nowhere is that more apparent than in a Reuters' article about anonymous sources pointing fingers at Lyft's technolo...
06:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget HBO Go launching as a standalone streaming service in Latin America
HBO's Go on-demand streaming service is set to launch in Latin America and the Caribbean as a standalone subscription product, the network revealed today. While HBO Go has been available in these...
06:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Instead of dislike, Facebook is testing 'Reactions' animated emoji
Last night Engadget brought you a sneak peek at Facebook's new "Reactions" feature, and today the social network confirmed it's now in testing. Instead of the often-requested "...
06:09 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay coming to Starbucks, KFC and Chili's in the next year
In a sign that Apple Pay is gaining traction with even more retailers, VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey has just announced on stage at Code/Mobile a plan to roll out Apple Pay in Starbucks, KFC and Chi...
05:47 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget NASA finds that Pluto has blue skies and surface water ice
Move over Mars, NASA's just confirmed that Pluto, everybody's favorite Kuiper belt object/celestial punching bag, not only has expansive fields of water ice on its surface but blue skies as ...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Revisiting 'Uncharted' in 'The Nathan Drake Collection'
PlayStation doesn't have an official mascot character, but if it did, developer Naughty Dog's Nathan Drake would probably fit the bill. Much like Microsoft did last year with Halo: The Maste...
05:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget iPhone 6s battery life may vary slightly depending who made the processor
A few days ago, it was revealed that the A9 chip in Apple's new iPhone 6s is manufactured by two different companies, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC). More notably, repor...
05:05 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget The PS4 universal remote hits stores later this month
Sony America announced on Thursday that the wait for its PS4 universal remote is nearly over. The much-anticipated accessory is set to go on sale for $30 "later this month," according to a c...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Adobe ditches the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom mobile
Adobe's Lightroom mobile apps were already free to download. However, the software still required a Creative Cloud login or for you to own the desktop version to get any real use out of it. Well,...
04:18 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: a Vizio 4K TV, the UE Roll, and more!
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
03:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Singapore Post trails island-hopping delivery-by-drone program
You thought the USPS had it tough with all that rain, sleet, snow and hail they have to deal with? Try delivering mail throughout the Malay archipelago, the world's largest island chain. However,...
03:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Singapore Post trials island-hopping delivery-by-drone program
You thought the USPS had it tough with all that rain, sleet, snow and hail they have to deal with? Try delivering mail throughout the Malay archipelago, the world's largest island chain. However,...
03:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Medium overhauls its collaborative publishing platform
Medium's management unveiled a radically redesigned publishing platform on Thursday including a host of new formatting and production features. These new writing tools include the ability to incl...
03:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Adobe teases 'Monument Mode' for better photos of crowded landmarks
During its Max design conference this week, Adobe previewed a number of features that are currently in the works. For example, the company is building a tool called Monument Mode that'll allow yo...
03:09 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget AT&T's WiFi calling feature is now available
It's been just a few days since the FCC granted AT&amp;T's waiver request that allowed the company to finally turn on its WiFi calling feature, and now WiFi calling is officially live. A...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Chromecast (2015) review: Not much new, but still worth $35
The original Chromecast proved that big surprises can come in small packages. Even though it was just a $35 HDMI dongle the size of a pack of gum, it had the power to transform any TV into a smart one...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Google Chromecast review (2015): not much new, but still worth $35
The original Chromecast proved that big surprises can come in small packages. Even though it was just a $35 HDMI dongle the size of a pack of gum, it had the power to transform any TV into a smart one...
02:52 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Nintendo revamps Miiverse site with more social features
The MiiVerse website is about bringing Nintendo's online community together, among other things. But up until today, the virtual hub was missing features that could have made it even more useful....
02:37 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Lyft partners with Hertz to offer its drivers affordable rental rates
If you've been trying to become a driver for Lyft, but your car doesn't meet the minimum requirements (like having four doors), the company has a solution. It's partnered with Hertz car...
02:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget DNA nanomachine detects HIV antibodies in minutes, not hours
Current methods for detecting the antibodies that indicate HIV infection are agonizingly slow and cumbersome. However a new DNA nanomachine developed by an international team of researchers (and funde...
01:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Illustrated 'Harry Potter' novels come to iBooks
Apple fans are used to getting the latest and greatest before others, from apps all the way through to, uh, U2's latest album. But, they've also had to learn how to be patient, for instance,...
01:53 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry could quit hardware as early as next year
At a panel interview at Code/Mobile, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said that the company might quit the hardware business if it isn't profitable by next year. He said that he "never says neve...
01:36 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Netflix's most popular streaming plan now costs $10 a month for new customers
Netflix last raised the price of its most popular streaming plan in May of 2014, but it looks like new customers will now have to pay a little bit more. As noted by Bloomberg and confirmed by a quick ...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget You might have to wait until November for the new Apple TV
While Apple previously said it would officially launch the revamped Apple TV this month, you might not actually see it until November, reports 9to5Mac. Sources tell the site that the new set-top box w...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget HBO Now is finally on the Roku
After its stint as a 90-day Apple TV exclusive had come and gone, it seemed like HBO Now would never end up on the Roku. But, if you've been pining for episodes of Veep on your set-top box of cho...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Designing Surface Pro 4: a chat with a Microsoft hardware lead
At first glance, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 doesn't look that much different than last year's Surface Pro 3. But there are a slew of upgrades on the Surface Pro 4, as well as its acc...
12:54 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget DJI's slick 4K hand-held gimbal is ready for action
The day has finally come. After our sneak peek at a prototype back in January, DJI's first hand-held gimbal is finally arriving in its slick true form along with a new name: Osmo. This $649 devic...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget 6 technologies that will help humans survive on Mars
By Cat DiStasioPlanet Earth is abuzz with headlines about Mars. First, NASA announced the discovery of flowing water on the red planet. Then The Martian opened to rave reviews. We have so many questio...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Verizon increases the price of unlimited data plans by $20 a month
If you're still on a grandfathered unlimited data plan with Verizon, your bill is about to go up. On November 15th, the carrier confirmed to Engadget that it'll increase rates for those cust...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget SwiftKey's latest keyboard is powered by a neural network
A new SwiftKey keyboard hopes to serve you better typing suggestions by utilizing a miniaturized neural network. SwiftKey Neural does away with the company's tried-and-tested prediction engine in...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Burner's disposable phone numbers save everything in the cloud
Thanks to The Wire (one of the greatest TV shows ever), we know all about burner phones. These cheap and quickly discarded phones are an easy way to communicate without sharing your permanent number w...
10:38 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Mitsubishi set to show off its latest far-out EV concept
You may have though Mitsubishi's Tron-like EV concept was a one-off when the company revealed it nearly four years ago. But the Japanese company has been toiling away on the Emirai ever since, an...
10:19 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Chromecast app for iOS gets content and app recommendations
The Chromecast app for iOS no longer has a sad, bare interface, now that the major overhaul Android users have been enjoying for weeks has arrived. Since it's the same update Google released for ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Kodak has a new surveillance camera to compete with Nest Cam
Google's Nest Cam, previously known as Dropcam, is without a doubt one of the most preferred home monitoring camera brands. But Kodak doesn't want to be left behind, and today it introduced ...
09:42 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Nanowire technology will improve brain-stimulating implants
Scientists at Lund University have published a paper about a new nanowire thread (only 80 nanometres in diameter) that will work to strengthen brain implants. Neuro-prostheses are currently used to st...
09:29 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget BBC vows to make more cuts in response to government review
The BBC's Royal Charter isn't due for renewal until the end 2016, but it's already come under fire from the UK government over how it's funded and its perceived public value. Minis...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Mozilla proposes three golden rules for ad blockers
Users and advertisers are about to get involved in a dust-up over the role of content blockers, with much of the internet caught in the crossfire. Mozilla is hoping to play peacemaker by proposing a s...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Mars life, bendy smartphone screens and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: It's Space Week, and today's celestial story is an earth-bound look at what a colony of humans would have to endure on Mars. People from Hawaii's Space E...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets Kit gives kids a range of DIY projects
Do you know an aspiring young maker? If so, littleBits is looking to lend a hand with its new Gadgets &amp; Gizmos Kit. The collection of tech includes everything those young inventors will need t...
08:17 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Video game voice actors vote a resounding 'yes' to strike
Last month the Screen Actor's Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists started the process to strike in an effort to be better compensated. Now, the union members have voted an...
07:35 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Live 'League of Legends' coverage is coming to BBC Three
The BBC will tap into the popular world of eSports next week by offering live coverage of the League of Legends World Championships for the first time. From October 15th, BBC Three will deliver action...
07:25 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Sony buys a company that makes Kinect-like depth sensors
Sony has purchased SoftKinetic, a Belgian startup that's most famous for creating image sensors that can digitally capture objects in 3D. The firm specializes in time of flight, a camera technolo...
06:48 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: Mars' fractured surface underneath the dunes
The dune images Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter sends back to Earth helps NASA study erosion, wind, weather and movement of materials on the red planet. But this image taken by the orbiter's High Res...
06:21 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Amazon launches a Handmade rival to Etsy
If you've been looking for for a hand-sculpted Gothic dragon weathervane, you now have a new way to find it: Amazon's Handmade online store. As rumored earlier, the new venture has arrived i...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Bowers and Wilkins' new Zeppelin speaker nixes the dock to go wireless
Eight years ago, Bowers &amp; Wilkins released its first Zeppelin speaker dock. After a few updates along the way, the company nixed the dock and went wireless for the new model. The appropriately...
05:24 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Google for iOS can play GIFs in search results, show maps in-app
Google has released an update for its iOS app to add a fun feature and make it even more useful after upgrading its "Ok, Google" voice prompt. Now, when you search for an address, you'l...
04:11 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Facebook tests 'Reactions,' a Like button with more emotions
How you "like" things on Facebook is about to change. Engadget has learned that the site is about to launch a "Reactions" feature that expresses multiple emotions, instead of the l...
03:28 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget PlayStation 4 drops to $350 in the US
Sony is cutting the base price of its PlayStation 4 from $399.99 to $349.99 including a game. The drop has been heavily rumored following a similar cut in Japan last month. The new prices come into fo...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Dell's latest XPS 12 looks like a Surface rival, feels like a step backward
We first reviewed the Dell XPS 12 back in 2012, when Windows 8 had just come out and touchscreens on PCs weren't yet standard. It had a weird design, but it worked: a screen that flipped around i...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Dell's redesigned XPS 15 is a bigger version of our favorite Windows laptop
Whenever people ask what my favorite Windows laptop is, I'm always quick to say the Dell XPS 13. It has very few flaws to speak of, with a stylish design, comfy keyboard, vibrant screen and fast ...
01:26 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Android founder says next major wave of computing will be AI
In a talk at Code/Mobile, Android founder Andy Rubin said that he believes the next major wave of computing will be in the realm of artificial intelligence. Rubin, who left Google to start a hardware ...
12:10 am -04 - Thu, October 8, 2015
Engadget Light's L16 camera challenges DSLRs with 16 lenses in one package
Photography startup Light has launched L16, which the company's calling a "a multi-aperture computational camera," at the Code/Mobile conference. It's named L16, because it's ...
11:39 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget 'Astroneer' is a planetary exploration game on a grand scale
Games like Kerbal Space Program are great at depicting the challenges of getting to another planet, but there isn't usually much to do when you arrive beyond planting a flag. Wouldn't it be...
10:53 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget 'Indivisible' is a hand-drawn JRPG that needs your help
The folks behind Skullgirls are at it again, and this time they're taking to crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo for a hand in creating a gorgeous hand-drawn role-playing game, Indivisible. As BoingB...
10:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Meet the laundry-folding washing machine of our lazy-ass future
Socks are the hardest. For an future washing machine that washes, dries and then folds the results, it's one of the small barriers that remains in that latter stage. But as a research project tha...
09:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Twitter's goal for the next year is to be simpler and easier to use
With the introduction of curated Moments, it's clear that Twitter is trying very hard to not only keep its existing userbase, but also to make its product easier to use, especially for newcomers....
09:25 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars: Battlefront' beta opens wide Thursday at 1PM ET
You watched our stream of Star Wars: Battlefront but you didn't win one of the early access codes we were giving away and you feel a little left out. That's understandable, but know this: Co...
08:52 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget FAA tests tech to spot illegal drone operators near airports
As the number of privately-owned UAVs have exploded here in the US, so too have incidents of hobbyist drones being flown too closely to airports. More than 100 incidents have been reported every month...
08:17 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Journalist found guilty of assisting Anonymous hacks
Reuters journalist Matthew Keys was arrested back in 2013 over claims that he'd helped the activist group Anonymous compromise and deface the LA Times by handing over login information for its pa...
07:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen's US head knew of possible emissions trouble in 2014
It's no longer a secret that Volkswagen's management was aware of the company's shady diesel emissions practices. Now, however, it's evident that this awareness included some of t...
06:36 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget DraftKings bans employees from betting on fantasy games
Well that didn't take long. After a strong, almost oppressive initial marketing blitz at the start of the NFL season and the announcement that it would soon expand into eSports, DraftKings has co...
06:04 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Adidas Futurecraft 3D: A running shoe made with 3D-printed materials
While Kanye West is worried about people 3D-printing shoes at home, his contractor Adidas believes the technology will play a major role in the future of footwear. (West designs the Yeezy shoe and clo...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Disney retires a ton of apps to focus on 'more engaging' games
Disney Interactive recently announced it was retiring close to 100 applications, claiming that it wants to focus on building "new and more engaging" games. The Disney branch, which is behind...
05:07 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Vizio's 120-inch Reference Series 4K TV with HDR costs $130,000
Although Vizio is known for making affordable 4K TVs, the manufacturer's also busy exploring other areas. Revealed back in April, its Reference Series television sets are designed for home entert...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Snowball is a smart box for shipping tons of cloud data
It seems paradoxical that you'd have to ship cloud data, but plenty of companies do -- it's sometimes faster for them to send a courier than to wait days for a massive upload to finish. And...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Google is purging hacked spam from your search results
It's bad when your web searches include sites that are mainly marketing fluff, but it's much worse when that fluff has been hacked into legitimate sites that you wouldn't visit otherwis...
03:51 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Chinese hackers attacked the company behind Samsung Pay
A notorious group of state-sponsored Chinese hackers reportedly broke into the computer systems of LoopPay, the company that created the tech used in Samsung Pay. According to the NYT, the breach by t...
03:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Amazon reportedly plans to build its own live video service
Amazon has found pretty significant success with some of its original shows -- particularly the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning Transparent -- and it seems the company's TV ambitions don't st...
03:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Barnes and Noble's Galaxy Tab E Nook is yet another tablet for readers
If you're a fan of Barnes &amp; Noble's Nook line of e-readers and tablets, there's a new option to tempt you this fall. The Galaxy Tab E Nook is a 9.6-inch slate that offers all of...
03:02 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Pandora snatches up Ticketfly to become a one-stop shop for music
Pandora has been providing artists with tools to connect with fans and understand their audience for a while now, but the company is getting serious about event promotion, too. The internet radio serv...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget FAA slaps drone video firm with record $1.9-million fine
It looks like the FAA is getting serious on unauthorized UAV flying. The department's just slapped SkyPan, a Chicago-based aerial video company, with a record $1.9-million dollar fine for violati...
02:18 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Lexus made a working electric car out of cardboard
Suddenly, Lexus' hoverboard doesn't seem quite so impressive. The automaker has unveiled the Origami Car, a fully functional electric IS sedan whose main body, interior and wheels (!) are ma...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget WhatsApp for Android will use Google Drive to back up your data
The more we rely on our smartphones for every facet of our lives, the more risk there is of losing important data if your phone gets lost, stolen or destroyed. Android already has some backup services...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget HP's dorky 'Star Wars' laptop is impressive in its attention to detail
Depending on how you feel about Star Wars, either you've had enough of the gimmicky merchandising tie-ins, or you intend to buy all the things until the new movie comes out on December 18th. For ...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Toyota aims to build autonomous car around 2020
Toyota believes that it can make human inputs largely unnecessary from highway drives in vehicles by 2020. To prove what the company can do, the Lexus GS Highway Teammate concept shows the tech in act...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget US Army's new anti-drone gun blasts UAVs from a kilometer away
Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey successfully concluded a demonstration of its new anti-UAV platform recently by, you guessed it, blowing a pair of airborne drones clean out of the sky fro...
12:52 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Nearly a quarter of Android users are running Lollipop
Android Lollipop is enjoying its last, shining moment in the sun before Marshmallow arrives in earnest. Google's not-quite-current operating system now accounts for 23.5 percent of active Android...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Everything Twitch does is for its community
Twitch would be nothing without its broadcasters and viewers, and the livestreaming service is fiercely protective of both. So much so that to prevent its first-ever TwitchCon conference from transfor...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Barclays won't enable Apple Pay support until early 2016
When Apple Pay launched in the UK back in July, Barclays was a notable absentee. It didn't take long for the bank to change course, however, as it took only a couple of hours for it to confirm th...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Dyson's latest bladeless fan keeps the air pure and your toes warm
When Dyson isn't turning its R&amp;D-heavy hand to new interests, it likes to go about improving upon existing products. Case in point: the new "Pure Hot + Cool," which combines Dys...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Breaching the 'Great Firewall' of China
Happy Wednesday once again! This week, we kick things off with a great question from Daryl, who wants to stay in touch with his wife who will be staying in China for the next few months. Fortunately, ...
11:44 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Have your say on the FCC's plan to lock down WiFi routers
You may know that you can replace your WiFi router's software with an open source version like DD-WRT or Tomato to make it more secure or powerful. However, the US wireless regulator (FCC) only s...
11:29 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget The Google XPrize moonshot is a step closer to reality
An Israeli team competing in the Google Lunar XPrize has secured a launch contract to send its rover to the Moon. Xprize is offering $20 million to the first team to land a rover on the moon, travel 5...
11:17 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget The first Freeview Play set-top box is now on sale
Freeview Play, the new service that marries live and catch-up TV in the same programming guide, launched earlier this month. Not that many people have been able to give it a whirl, since it's onl...
11:07 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Google wants to make mobile web browsing faster
Let's face it: a lot of those beautifully-designed websites, feature articles and media don't translate well for those browsing on a mobile device. To improve the speed and efficiency of the...
10:48 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget These 8K displays may end up on your next tablet
Most of us have barely touched 4K content, but the keen folks in Japan are already showing off some 8K displays, and we're not just talking about those of conventional TV sizes. At CEATEC, NHK br...
10:24 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget New Chromecast teardown reveals it might not overheat as much as before
Much like the original Chromecast streaming stick, Google's new Chromecast video and audio gadgets aren't things you'd want to try and repair if anything goes wrong. "Ultimately an...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen will recall its super-polluting cars in 2016
Matthias Mueller, the man that Volkswagen hopes will save the company after Emissions-gate, has revealed the first stage in his rescue plan. According to Reuters, the executive told German media that ...
09:43 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget This paper origami bird actually flies
Origami and technology go together pretty well. Lightweight, efficient structures... and animal shapes. But there's nothing more "origami" than the humble paper crane. Now, courtesy of ...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 Mobile begins its roll out this December
What, you thought the Microsoft news would end once the keynote from the Windows 10 Devices showcase did? Guess again because Redmond's latest operating system hits existing mobile phones startin...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: HoloLens gaming, walking talking robot phone and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The RoBoHon is a 7-inch tall smartphone robot that can also dance, walk and talk and basically simultaneously creep out and amaze all your family and friends. Microsoft...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget This is the Pill, Beats' first speaker since joining Apple
Its been a while since Beats revealed some new personal audio tech. To be fair, the company has been a bit busy getting settled in Cupertino and lending a hand with Apple Music. Now that the streaming...
08:38 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget NASA's rocket launch to paint the night sky with colorful vapor clouds
If you live in a mid-Atlantic state and see an aircraft leaving trails in the sky on October 7th, don't panic: those aren't chemtrails. NASA's just testing a handful of new spacecraft t...
08:19 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Thailand's gamers fight to save the open internet
Thailand's military junta has already banned Facebook (a few times), Bitcoin and the game Tropico, but that's not enough for the censor-happy dictatorship. The nation is now kicking around t...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget HP wants you to use its new 8-inch Windows tablet to get work done
The nice thing about 8-inch Windows tablets, aside from how portable they are, is that they're often super inexpensive and come with Microsoft Office pre-installed. The challenge for big tech com...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget HP's updated Stream laptops offer better battery life for your buck
HP's inexpensive Stream laptops weren't perfect by any means, but with a starting price of $200, we were able to forgive a lot, including so-so displays, sluggish performance and sometimes-f...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget HP's newest gaming notebook is for more casual users
After taking a long break from making gaming notebooks, HP finally got back in the saddle last year when it unveiled the Omen, a slim gaming laptop priced at $1,500. It generally earned respectable re...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget HP's new PCs include an updated convertible, a thin-and-light and some all-one-ones
Of all the products HP is announcing this morning, its Surface Pro competitor is likely to get the most attention. That said, the company's new line of PCs doesn't end there. HP is making so...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget The HP Spectre x2 is like the Surface Pro, but cheaper and lower-specced
What timing: Just a day after Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4, HP is unveiling a similar-looking 2-in-1 of its own. Though HP has made laptop/tablet hybrids before, the new 12-inch Spectre x2 is...
07:40 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Waterstones stops selling Amazon Kindles over 'pitiful' sales
Waterstones, the UK's largest book retailer, surprised many when it put plans for its own e-reader on ice to start selling Amazon's range of Kindle readers. It's been more than three ye...
07:32 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Makerarm wants to 3D print, plot, and carve its way into your heart
If you want to do 3D filament printing, resin printing, carving, plotting, laser etching, and fabrication all at once, that'd get pretty expensive. However, there's now a product called Mark...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Facebook brings Messenger's doodle trick to its main app
Next time you upload a photo on Facebook via the iOS or the Android app, you'll see a "Doodle" option at the bottom right next to another fun feature called Stickers. It's identica...
06:29 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget UK pricing for Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 phones and other goodies
It's fair to say that Microsoft's latest launch event was its most interesting for a long time. We finally learned that Hololens will be made available to developers early next year, clapped...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Lumo's running shorts fix your form to avoid injury
Lumo is a wearable company that's already conquered the world of bad posture, so now it's moving on to helping runners avoid injury. The company is launching the Lumo Run, a pair of shorts w...
04:21 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Touchy turns you into a over-friendly, clingy human camera
"Hold my hand for ten seconds and I'll take a picture of you."That's what you get to say to people when you're wearing Touchy. The idea's simple: You put on this camera-s...
04:21 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Touchy turns you into an over-friendly, clingy human camera
"Hold my hand for ten seconds and I'll take a picture of you."That's what you get to say to people when you're wearing Touchy. The idea's simple: You put on this camera-s...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Argos takes on Amazon with UK-wide same-day deliveries
In the past couple of years, Argos has unveiled a number of new initiatives aimed at differentiating itself from its retail rivals. We've seen it open click-and-collect stores on the Tube, partne...
02:49 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Google Translate works within apps for Android Marshmallow users
When Android Marshmallow arrives on your device, you can also get a really handy update for Google Translate. Instead of having to switch between apps to translate text, you'll be able to do some...
01:44 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Jumping robot uses safety tethers to control its fall
Spiders don't typically jump off ledges without some sort of plan. Many species of jumping spider (family Salticidae) will affix themselves to their perch with a silken thread that acts as a safe...
12:36 am -04 - Wed, October 7, 2015
Engadget Samsung boasts massive third-quarter profit growth
Samsung has given us a glimpse of the earnings report it's releasing in late October, and it shows an operating profit worth 7.3 trillion won or $6.25 billion for July to September 2015. That...
11:36 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Verizon's customer-tracking 'supercookies' connect to AOL ads
In the last year it's become known that Verizon uses "supercookies" (aka UIDH or Relevant Mobile Advertising) to track what its mobile customers are doing, but now it's taking a st...
10:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to neutrino 'flavor' change
The Nobel Prize for Physics has previously been awarded to scientists for things like the study of the Higgs Boson particle and for complicated work that deals with graphene. This year is no different...
09:56 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Synaptics will bring pressure-sensitive screens to Android phones
Right now, the only way to get a pressure-sensitive screen in a smartphone is to snag an iPhone 6s or wait patiently for the Force Touch version of Huawei's Mate S. You won't have to be qui...
09:33 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget AT&T's WiFi calling nears launch as FCC grants its waiver request
AT&amp;T has received a waiver for its long-awaited WiFi calling feature from the FCC after it was delayed (yet again) by the lack of options for deaf users. It was already made available on a bet...
09:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Google's Meter turns your home screen into an active widget
Google's Creative Lab has released an interesting, and potentially super-helpful, new app on Tuesday called Meter. It transforms your boring, static wallpaper into a functional Material Design wi...
08:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Tesla Model Y hinted at in deleted Elon Musk Tweet
As is his wont, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was Tweeting up a storm Friday afternoon, following the Wednesday-night debut and hand over of the first "Founder" edition Model X crossovers. Amon...
08:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Clean energy is nearly as inexpensive as coal and gas
One of the biggest obstacles to adopting solar or wind power is simply the cost of getting started. However much an electricity company might save in the long run, that up-front expense is tough to s...
07:43 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Verizon: Samsung Pay support is coming in a software update
Last we heard, Verizon was still evaluating whether or not it would support Samsung Pay. But today the carrier shared some good news, revealing it will open its doors to the Korean company's mobi...
07:08 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Google denies scooping up your car's data through Android Auto
If you ask Motor Trend, Porsche is leery of supporting Android Auto. The sports car badge supposedly refused to use it due to an agreement that required sending Google tons of data about a vehicle, f...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Which Android devices are getting Marshmallow and when?
Google has started rolling out Android 6.0, aka Marshmallow, to a handful of Nexus devices. But, as great as that is, there are still millions of people who have to wait for third-party manufacturers ...
05:56 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Your Facebook News Feed speed now depends on your connection
To better accommodate its users in emerging markets, many of whom only have access to 2G signal, Facebook announced a number of improvements to News Feed on Tuesday. In short, the news services has be...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Engadget Live is coming to Austin next Friday!
We're excited to be returning to Austin, TX, one of our favorite cities, on October 16th at 7PM for our third Engadget Live event of the year! We'll take over Austin Music Hall and bring tog...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Waging war in the 'Star Wars: Battlefront' beta
The wait is almost over, Star Wars fans: a new Battlefront is almost upon us. On Thursday, EA will open the Star Wars: Battlefront beta to all players, giving the gaming community it's first main...
05:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts an early Reddit video AMA
Reddit's Ask Me Anything videos are getting off to a very good start. The social site has just posted its first batch of these moving AMAs, and one of these stars none other than Neil deGrasse T...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget 'Far Cry Primal' will take humanity back to the stone age
What would happen if you took the large, open-world chaos that defines the Far Cry series, removed the guns, vehicles, modern weapons and political character motivations? You'd have Far Cry Prima...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget HoloLens 'Project XRay' lets you blast robot armies with a ray gun fist
Microsoft took time during today's Windows 10 Devices event to give the audience a more in-depth look at what its new HoloLens AR system is capable of. Minds were blown, jaws were dropped and mor...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's upgraded Band is a little sleeker, and smarter too
For all its promise and potential, the original Microsoft Band wasn't exactly a runaway hit. It's OK -- they can't all be winners. Even more surprising than the Band's existence in...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget The Hubble Telescope's breathtaking views of space
We already showed the Hubble Telescope some love back in the spring when it turned 25. However, since it's Space Week, we thought we'd revisit some of its amazing space imagery once more. Si...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget View-Master introduces kids to VR with space and wild animals
Mattel wants to make virtual reality kid-friendly. The company's been trying to bring its toys into the digital age for the last year or so. Barbie received a speech-recognition makeover; a plush...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Watch how game music went from beeps to Sound Blaster
You can't enjoy retro games without digging the music, and a YouTube video (below) shows exactly how those tunes evolved. As explained by the 8-Bit Guy and Obsolete Geek, early PCs and Apple mach...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: our verdict on the new iPhones in under a minute
If you haven't yet read our iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review (and why not?), the whole thing can be summed up in just one sentence: These are the best iPhones Apple has ever made. Kidding! We actuall...
02:56 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Lumia 950 XL vs. the competition: The big flagship phones are here
It's become commonplace for phone manufacturers to offer two sizes of their flagship phones: big and bigger. Microsoft is following suite with the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL, the latter of which is...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Surface and Lumia event: by the numbers
The dust is settling on Microsoft's Windows 10 Devices event where the company showed off all the shiny devices that it's about to start selling. But if you weren't able to sit through ...
02:14 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget The Lumia 950 vs. the competition: a battle of flagships
The smaller of the new Lumias is quite the powerhouse on paper, but how does it stack up against the latest iOS and Android devices? At first glance, Microsoft's newest flagship, the Lumia 950, s...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Surface Book vs. the competition: Battle of the flagship laptops
And then there were three: with the introduction of the Surface Book, Microsoft has joined Apple and Google in offering a premium laptop that runs its own platform. But how does it stack up next to it...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Surface Book vs. the competition: flagship laptops go head-to-head
And then there were three: with the introduction of the Surface Book, Microsoft has joined Apple and Google in offering a premium laptop that runs its own platform. But how does it stack up next to it...
01:58 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget The Surface Pro 4 vs. the competition: Tablets for work first
It's been an up-and-down ride for Microsoft's line of Surface tablets -- but the company hit on a formula that worked with the Surface Pro 3. It's a device that has inspired a number of...
01:58 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget The Surface Pro 4 vs. the competition: Tablets for productivity
It's been an up-and-down ride for Microsoft's line of Surface tablets -- but the company finally hit on a formula that worked with the Surface Pro 3. It's a device that has inspired a n...
01:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget High-end Windows Phones make a comeback with the Lumia 950 and 950 XL
You could be forgiven for forgetting that Windows Phones were ever really a thing &mdash; iOS and Android devices keeping making headlines, but it's been ages since we got a high-end phone fr...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget VAIO's convertible PC for creatives lands in the US
As promised, VAIO (Sony's now spun-off PC brand) is returning to the US. To start, it's just a single model, the Z Canvas. The 12.3-inch convertible Windows 10 PC comes with a stylus capable...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Reddit experiment brings you news without the community
As great as Reddit can be for discovering interesting news, it's not always ideal for newcomers -- it takes time to navigate that sea of posts, and some communities aren't so friendly. Redd...
12:27 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Hands-on with Surface Pro 4, Microsoft's ideal hybrid tablet
The Surface Pro 4 is here and ... it's pretty much just like the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft basically refined its design from last year to create a hybrid tablet that's slightly thinner and 30...
12:14 pm -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Here's our first look at the Surface Book, Microsoft's answer to the MacBook Pro
Wow. Microsoft finally did it. After years of rumors and speculation the company finally unveiled its very own laptop. Not a tablet that could replace a laptop (although there's that too), but a ...
11:57 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Artists rejoice: The Surface Pro 4's stylus has 1,024 touch levels
At the big Windows 10 devices event today, Microsoft's Panos Panay said that 53 percent of Surface Pro 3 owners use the device's stylus. So, when it came to building the improved Surface Pro...
11:36 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft has a docking station for your Surface Pro tablet
Microsoft isn't just unveiling a phone dock today -- it has a dock for your computers, too. The tech giant's new docking station gives the Surface Pro 3, Pro 4 and Surface Book the kind of ...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Book is its first (and 'ultimate') laptop
And then Microsoft dropped a bombshell on stage. "What if you wanted a Surface... But you wanted a laptop Surface, something with a bigger screen, something with the perfect typing experience of ...
11:23 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 type cover has 'laptop class' feel
Microsoft has completely remade its Surface 4 Pro type cover, adding better type feel, a fingerprint sensor, a larger trackpad and more. For starters, the company gave its Surface Pro 3 users some lov...
11:14 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft announces Surface Pro 4
In the span of a few years, Microsoft's Surface has gone from a genuine surprise, to a big disappointment, to a solid hybrid tablet (thanks to the Surface Pro 3, and to a lesser extent the Surfac...
11:07 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Display Dock turns your Windows phone into a mini PC
When Microsoft talked about Windows 10's universal apps enabling experiences you couldn't get on other platforms, it wasn't joking around. The company has revealed a Display Dock that ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an iPhone 6s courtesy of Spigen!
Live and learn, right? While having a bare-bottomed phone looks great, with one or two catastrophes under your belt, you may not be going commando again any time soon. This is especially true if you h...
10:57 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Lumia 550 offers entry-level Windows 10 for $140
Back when Lumia phones were under Nokia's charge, the 5-series was a budget-friendly range. Nothing's changed now that Microsoft is in control, as the freshly announced Lumia 550 will attest...
10:42 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Meet the Lumia 950, Microsoft's first Windows 10 flagship
Microsoft has announced the Lumia 950, the smartphone that will carry the burden of being the company's first Windows 10 mobile flagship. The device comes with a 5.2-inch WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) OLE...
10:39 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL is liquid cooled and $649
While the Surface Pro 4 may garner the bulk of the attention from today's Microsoft event, the folks in Redmond had other stuff to reveal, too. Those other announcements include a pair of smartph...
10:33 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft HoloLens reaches developers in early 2016 for $3,000
Microsoft has been answering a lot of questions about HoloLens as of late, but a few questions have remained: when can you get it? And will you need to mortgage your home to get one? Well, those myste...
10:33 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget The new Microsoft Band has a curved screen, fancy metal accents
Remember that awkward, blockly looking fitness bracelet / smartwatch Microsoft made last year, the Band? It's back, but this time it actually looks pretty nice. A more comfortable, curved screen?...
10:28 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 is now installed on 110 million devices
With Windows 10 being a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users, it's no surprise that many have jumped at the chance to see what Microsoft's latest OS has to offer. In fact, only a day after...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft demos 'Project XRay' mixed reality game for HoloLens
One of Microsoft's most exciting products to date is HoloLens, and today the company revealed a new mixed reality game for the headset called Project XRay. The title was developed internally, acc...
09:54 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Live from Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Lumia event!
Hello! We hope you're not sick of big keynotes, because Microsoft is about to kick off a press event in New York, and if that invite up there is any indication, some shiny new hardware is in orde...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Here's how to watch Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event
First was Apple, then Google and now it is Microsoft's turn to show us fresh devices ahead of the holiday season. As for what we can expect from today's event, Microsoft is rumored to have a...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Amazon-owned Twitch finally overhauls its Fire TV app
You'd think that since Amazon owns Twitch, Fire TV devices would be the lead platform for its apps but that isn't the case. However, the latest update for the streaming service favored by ga...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Crowdfunded rocket, swimming robotic bees and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Harvard researchers taught a swarm of robotic bees to swim, propelling themselves through the water with their tiny little wings. A new Kickstarter project aims to crow...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Razer Music is a content sharing and creation portal for musicians
Ever notice that conspicuous green glow radiating off of Deadmau5's desk during his Twitch streams? There's a reason for that. It turns out the artist has been working with Razer to help lau...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget WageSpot app wants you to see the salaries of everyone around
If you're on the hunt for a job, chances are good that getting a decent raise is part of your plan. Or at the very least, it's worth doing some research to figure out what others doing simil...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Twitter's curated Moments slows down the newsfeed for new users
Twitter moves at the speed of human consciousness. With our attention span more and more resembling that of a gnat, that's pretty quick. That's partially the reason that the social network i...
08:46 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget TVPlayer Plus lets you stream 25 UK pay-TV channels for 5 per month
As much as we all love binge-watching TV box sets, sometimes you just wanna poke around and see if there's anything interesting on live TV. Freeview offers a fair channel selection, but anything ...
08:24 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Nintendo launched a multiplayer web portal for Splatoon stats
How do you get your Splatoon fix when you're away from your Wii U? With SplatNet -- the game's newly christened web portal, of course. Okay, it's not actually that new: Japanese players...
07:28 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Sony's lucrative image sensor division is now a separate company
Sony is transforming one of its most successful businesses, image sensors, into a brand new company called Sony Semiconductor Solutions. All of its chips will be produced under the new company, but So...
06:33 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Apple fixes 'app slicing' iCloud bug for latest iOS 9 update
The iOS platform's "App Thinning" feature is now available, and you'll be able to download leaner, smaller apps if you've already installed iOS 9.0.2. App Thinning or "ap...
05:52 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Amazon expands one-hour Prime Now deliveries in London
When Amazon first brought Prime Now deliveries to the UK, only a select number of London postcodes were covered by the service. In three months, the company has expanded to Birmingham, foreshadowing t...
05:42 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget YouTube gives its iOS app a new look and in-app editing tools
YouTube has given its iOS app a full facelift, making it look a bit more like its Android counterpart. Now, the main page has three tabs on top: Home, which houses the usual recommended videos/channel...
04:52 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget EU rules that US companies can't freely pull data out of Europe
A legal framework used to justify the movement of user data across the Atlantic has just been ruled invalid by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The Safe Harbor agreement, as it's known, let c...
03:32 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget UV-light enabled catheter fixes heart defects without surgery
Advances in medicine are treating patients in ways that were never thought possible. The latest breakthrough comes from a team of scientists in Boston who have developed a way to fix holes in the hear...
02:28 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget US Marshals to auction last remaining Bitcoins seized from Silk Road
Here's your last chance to grab a chunk of those bitcoins authorities seized when they arrested Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. On November 5th, the US Marshals will be auctioning off 44,341 bit...
01:29 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget The new Roku does 4K and finds the remote for you
It's clearly video-streaming box season. Apple finally dropped an updated Apple TV, the Chromecast got all colorful and the Fire TV upped its resolution to 4K. Now it's Roku's turn with...
12:02 am -04 - Tue, October 6, 2015
Engadget Las Vegas bets that SpaceX will make it to Mars before NASA
NASA may believe that it'll be the first to land on Mars, but don't tell that to Las Vegas betting houses. Popular Mechanics has asked Docsports' Raphael Esparza to set odds for the fir...
10:51 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget 'RoboHon' is the tiny robot smartphone you never knew you needed
Watch the teaser video after the break. Skip along then come back to me. Sharp's RoboHon is so damn adorable, I can't look away from this kawaii singularity. This robot smartphone is also ja...
10:11 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Apple buys an AI startup with eye on better photo management
Apple's acquired a startup with a keen focus on developing artificial intelligence systems that run locally on your device rather than at an offsite server farm. In Perceptio's case (why doe...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Mayors unite to trash Verizon over slow fiber internet rollouts
New York isn't the only city getting up in Verizon's grill over the provider's reluctance to roll out FiOS across its service areas. The mayors of 13 large US cities (plus a mayoral ca...
08:34 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel face questions about 'insider trading'
Massive ad campaigns have made the rise of daily fantasy hard to ignore, but maybe there's one thing that could put the brakes on the likes of FanDuel and DraftKings: scandal. The issue seems to ...
08:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget 'Destiny' is getting microtransactions, but don't panic yet
Destiny is getting microtransactions. Unlike item cool-downs or the obnoxious stuff that's intrinsic to all those Facebook distractions that clog up your news feed, however, these purchases aren&...
07:43 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Watch this: Inside Android's Easter egg tradition
Google loves placing Easter eggs in its products. On Android devices, this has been a tradition since the Gingerbread days, wherein a zombie showed up on the screen after repeatedly tapping a menu...
07:19 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Apple already blocked the first malware for non-jailbroken iPhones
With certain exceptions, most iOS-focused malware targets jailbroken devices whose compromised security makes them easy prey. However, there's been concerns that a recent strain of malware, YiSpe...
06:25 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Four-legged bot uses drone sidekick to avoid rough terrain
Even with a sure-stepping robot like DARPA's Big Dog, there is still plenty of terrain that today's packbots simply can't handle. That's why a team of researchers from ETH Zurich&#...
05:53 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Winklevoss twins get approval to run their bitcoin exchange
After several months of waiting, the Winklevoss twins (they who claim to have invented Facebook) have the all-clear to run their Gemini bitcoin exchange. New York state's Department of Financia...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Adobe's 'core' design apps are now all touch-friendly on Windows
When the Surface Pro 3 was announced last spring, Adobe revealed that it was working on touch-friendly versions of its design apps for Windows. At today's Max event, the company announced that it...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Department of Justice plans to crack down on counterfeits sold online
These days, people are resorting to the internet for most of their shopping. Who can blame them; the experience is far more convenient, and often cheaper, than going to traditional brick-and-mortar re...
04:28 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Russia orders Google to loosen its Android policies by November 18th
Russia is convinced that Google's policies on pre-installed Android apps are anti-competitive, and it's now drawing a line in the sand. The country's regulators have ordered Google to...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Sony and Verizon just scrapped the Xperia Z4v's US launch
Sony makes a mean smartphone, but it could never quite crack the macadamia nut that is the US mobile market. For while there it seemed like it had another fighting chance in the Verizon-only Z4v, too....
03:35 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Bud Light's connected fridge ensures you never run out of beer
There's no good time to run out of beer. And if it's going to happen, it's usually when you have friends over or your team is in a close game. To ease the frustration of drinking up all...
03:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch Herms leather bands are now available
In case you haven't been paying attention for the last seven months or so, it's very, very easy to spend a lot of money on an Apple Watch. But if Apple's own lineup of bands and crazy e...
02:38 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget You'll soon watch 4K live sports with HDR... in Canada
You might think that Japan, South Korea or the US would be the most enthusiastic about 4K live sports, but nope: right now, that distinction goes to Canada. The country's largest cable firm, Rog...
02:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Thousands of images from NASA's Apollo missions make it to Flickr
Over the past few months, NASA's been showing us a ton of stunning images of Pluto. And if you thought that was captivating, wait until you see what else has made it onto the web. On Friday, Proj...
01:51 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Sensor-equipped plant pods take the guesswork out of indoor gardening
Have you been thinking about trying your hand at gardening, but lack the green thumb to keep those plants alive? There's a new Kickstarter project that may be able to lend a hand. Plug &amp; ...
01:26 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Android Marshmallow begins rolling out to Nexus devices today
As expected, Nexus owners are in for a treat this week as Google's latest OS revisions begins rolling out to select devices. According to a post on the Official Android Blog, the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (t...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget What to expect from Microsoft's Windows 10 device event
Microsoft may be tight-lipped about what will be revealed at its October 6th device event, but that doesn't mean that everything is a mystery. In some cases, a slew of leaks have telegraphed Redm...
12:38 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Confessions of a 'Rock Band 4' drum queen
"Drums are hard."That was the verdict from my boyfriend after a raucous night playing Rock Band 4 with a group of friends. He's a guitarist, in both the physical and digital realms, and...
12:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Nissan's concept car is covered in displays for the selfie generation
There's little doubt the cars of the future will be increasingly more high tech. However, if Nissan has anything to do with it, those vehicles could be blanketed in customizable displays, too. Th...
11:45 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget New certification will ensure HDMI cables can output 4K
While many HDMI cables these days can spit out 4K, the results can be hit-or-miss (especially as you start exploring longer cable lengths). So the HDMI Licensing group, which manages the interface, ha...
11:24 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget ASUS' ZenWatch 2 launches in the Google Store
Want a brand new Android Wear smartwatch while sticking to a tight budget? It's your lucky day. The Google Store has started carrying ASUS' ZenWatch 2, which offers the latest Android experi...
11:05 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Spotify's Android app now works with MirrorLink in-car systems
If you've been looking for another way to access Spotify playlists in your car, you might be in luck. MirrorLink-compatible in-car systems play nice with the music streaming service thanks to a h...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Tune in to our Microsoft event liveblog tomorrow at 10AM ET!
First Apple, then Google, now Microsoft. Over the past month, we've seen some of the biggest tech companies either hold hold keynotes or just straight-up announce a ton of stuff. Now, rounding ou...
10:20 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Lunar Xprize hopeful pins plans on experimental rocket
Going into space is risky enough, but two startup companies are taking it to a new level. Moon Express is trying to get to the moon and land a robotic rover that can travel at least 500 meters (0.3 mi...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Chromecast Audio review: Give your old speakers a new brain
It's been a little over two years since Google introduced the first Chromecast, a cheap and easy way to turn any TV in your house into a smart TV. The tiny little dongle has taken the market by s...
09:42 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Philips Hue now responds to your Siri commands
One of the frustrations of choosing an Internet of Things device is finding one that plays well with the other smart appliances in your home. Philips' Hue lighting platform is already pretty exte...
09:24 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Add this: LinkedIn must pay $13 million to annoyed users
Networking site LinkedIn has agreed to pay out $13 million for overzealous marketing of its services on behalf of users. You've likely received one of the emails, which appear to come from a cont...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Photoshop Fix brings some of Adobe's powerful editing tools to iOS
Remember that tease Adobe gave us during the recent iPad Pro reveal? It was a brief demo of the so-called Project Rigel, and now the creative software company is ready to make the big reveal just befo...
08:01 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Jack Dorsey is back in charge of Twitter
Jack Dorsey has announced that he is re-taking the reins of the social network that he helped build. Dorsey had been the interim CEO since it was announced that previous CEO Dick Costolo was stepping ...
06:22 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Facebook to beam free internet to Africa via satellite
Facebook has made it clear that satellites will play a big role in delivering its free internet initiative to people across the globe, but talk of a rollout has been pretty limited. That changed today...
04:46 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Robotic bees outdo their organic rivals by swimming
Harvard's Robobees are already pretty adroit for paper-clip sized drones; they fly around stably in calm air and hover like real bees (if real bees were tethered to power). Researchers have given...
03:01 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Soon you'll be able to remap your Xbox One controller's buttons
Xbox One users will be able to transplant one button's function to another -- without having to stump up money for a fancy new Elite controller. While that controller costs $150 (with other reaso...
12:58 am -04 - Mon, October 5, 2015
Engadget Watch code and projections bring a paper sculpture to life
Paper art doesn't have to be flat and lifeless... just ask Aristides Garcia. The artist recently created an interactive sculpture, Tesela, that uses a combination of 3D projection mapping and tes...
10:36 pm -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget Here's where you're most likely to take an Instagram photo
Certain locations are obviously Instagram photo magnets, like the Golden Gate Bridge or Times Square. Have you wondered which locations are actually the most popular, though? Busbud has done some le...
09:10 pm -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget Virtual reality for mice teaches scientists about navigation
Virtual reality isn't just helping scientists understand and treat fellow humans -- it's helping them make sense of their four-legged friends, too. Researchers have built a virtual maze tha...
07:38 pm -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget Easy-to-make mini brains will help medical research
If you want to study the effects of drugs or transplants on the brain without operating on the real thing, you typically have to break out some microelectronics and build a model yourself. Not exactl...
05:05 pm -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget Panoz unveils a concept version of its arrow-shaped road car
Panoz's years-long vision of an arrow-shaped road car is finally coalescing into something tangible. The automaker has unveiled a real-world concept version of the car, the DeltaWing GT, that sh...
03:33 pm -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget Fizzy microparticles may save lives on the battlefield
Battlefield medics and paramedics rely on chemical-infused bandages to help stem blood loss and treat wounds. However, the blood itself is frequently their worst enemy -- it takes those chemicals away...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget Instagram blames Apple for strict anti-nudity stance
There's a reason why the #freethenipple campaign blew up on Instagram: the photo-sharing website is typically quick to pull down posts showing women's nipples, even if there's nothing p...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road
By Adele PetersThis article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced th...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget The After Math: Long-distance trips, iPhone issues and Twitter n00bs
Such an eventful week! Besides NASA finding water on Mars, Apple releasing El Capitan and Experian exposing data on 15 million T-Mobile users, we saw journeys of unprecedented distance. And don't...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Model X and man-made islands
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.After three years of anticipation Tesla just laun...
07:01 am -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget Daimler tests a self-driving, mass-produced truck on real roads
Daimler's dreams of self-driving big rig trucks just took one step closer to reality. The automaker has conducted the first-ever test of its semi-autonomous Highway Pilot system in a production t...
02:54 am -04 - Sun, October 4, 2015
Engadget 10-micron-wide flowers can bloom just like the real thing
A team of researchers from the RMIT-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Research Centre has developed a technique to create 10-micron-wide flower-like structures that bloom like the real thing. Th...
11:59 pm -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget Google wants Glass-like headsets with holographic displays
Google Glass (aka Project Aura), as cool as it is, isn't very immersive: you're still looking at flat pictures superimposed on a 3D world. You may see some added depth in the future, though....
10:37 pm -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget Disney Research app turns colored drawings into 3D characters
A new Disney Research project can make coloring books more exciting for those of us with limited art skills. The team has built an interactive Android and iOS coloring book app using the Unity game en...
09:09 pm -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget Rare shows the 'Conker' game that never was
If you know your Rare history, you probably know that Conker's Bad Fur Day began life as a tame, kid-friendly game and evolved into the foul-mouthed 'mature' title that reached your Nin...
07:35 pm -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget 'FTL: Faster Than Light' soundtrack on vinyl looks out of this world
One of the direct results of folks helping Subset Games, the developers of FTL: Faster Than Light, absolutely demolish their Kickstarter goal was hiring Ben Prunty to score the game. And now thanks to...
06:02 pm -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget Scottrade learned about a data breach from law enforcement
Companies typically find out about data breaches first-hand, and bring in the police after the fact to (hopefully) identify the culprits. Unfortunately, Scottrade didn't even have that luxury: t...
04:33 pm -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget Google updates Photos for iOS, but no Chromecast support just yet
Waiting for the revamped Google Photos app to arrive on iOS? Well, the company has just rolled out an update on iTunes, but we're afraid it doesn't come with all the new features Mountain Vi...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget Aetho's 'Aeon' GoPro stabilizer looks slick, and so will your video
"Shoot video that's worth watching" reads one of the straplines for Aetho's "Aeon" handheld GoPro stabilizer. It sounds kinda obvious, right? But, if you've ever wal...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget What I learned from spending a week with the first big Apple Watch update
By Jared NewmanThis article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.As the first Apple Watch update big enough to merit its own official web page, WatchOS 2 is supposed to...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget The interfaces that bridge the human-machine divide
First it was toggle switches. And then keyboards, the mouse and other standard interface devices gave us control of computers and the digital world. From the tangible, to hands-free and beyond, the wa...
10:30 am -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Microsoft's knack for predicting NFL games
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, October 3, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Grippy robot hands, smarten up your dumb car and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT developed robotic hands of pliable silicon that are also studded with pressure sensors so it knows how tightly to hold something. A small dashboard camera and advan...
03:04 am -04 - Sat, October 3, 2015
Engadget Listen to a 'CD' made from fool's gold, powered by a Raspberry Pi
What's music to some is noise to others. And that's perhaps most apparent with Ra the latest piece from the creator of an 8-bit camera gun, ::vtol::. As the artist writes in the demo's ...
11:33 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Cortana won't help you on Xbox One until next year
If you were hoping to experience Cortana's most helpful version on your Xbox One this year, you might have to settle for her possible appearance in Halo 5 at the end of the month instead. The vir...
10:07 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Alphabet replaces Google's 'Don't be evil' with 'Do the right thing'
Google has long used the phrase "Don't be evil" as a sort of company motto, including it in the founder's letter for its IPO in 2004, and at the top of its Code of Conduct. The Wal...
08:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget TiVo exec explains Bolt strategy, Fire TV app and new Pro next year
When the TiVo Bolt was unveiled earlier this week, most of the questions (that weren't about its odd shape) came from long-time enthusiasts wondering why it doesn't cater to them? Many aren&...
07:02 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Microsoft buys 3D physics developer Havok to boost gaming efforts
Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Havok from Intel. Havok makes a 3D physics engine and licenses it to gaming studios; its work has been featured on more than 600 titles, including popular ...
06:14 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Google is now Alphabet, the owner of Google
The paperwork is filed and it's official: Google has restructured itself into Alphabet. As of the close of business today shares of the old Google are now part of Alphabet, which counts Google as...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Playdate: An introverted journey with 'The Beginner's Guide'
Everybody needs a creative outlet -- a valve, if you will, to relieve the pressure of modern humanity. What if your outlet was creating video games? And what if a friend of yours compiled the games yo...
04:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Adblock Chrome extension has been sold to an unknown buyer
Ad blockers have been all over the news lately, in large part because of Apple's decision to allow them in iOS 9. Now, the creator of one of the most well-known ad blockers has apparently decided...
04:27 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget NASA working with students on Mars airplane concept
NASA is hard at work on designing the perfect aircraft to land on Mars. Just a couple of weeks ago, the space administration showed a new wing shape it is testing for future Red Planet-bound planes. A...
04:02 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Apple acquires speech technology and virtual assistant startup VocalIQ
Cupertino is set on improving its voice technology and virtual assistant, and is reportedly doing so by acquiring a UK-based startup that specializes in just that. Financial Times reports that Apple a...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget 2016 Chevrolet Volt first drive
There's a hit vehicle hiding in GM's formula for the Chevy Volt. You can sense it in the enthusiasm that current Volt drivers have for their cars. You can see it in the amount of money GM ha...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone
Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more...
02:50 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Scientists can watch HIV spread through a mouse in real time
Scientists have long been perplexed by HIV's ability to spread through the body - until now, that is. A team of medical researchers from Yale University have for the first time recorded the retro...
02:25 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Twitter noob Snowden gets hammered with 47GB of notification emails
What happens when one of the most wanted men in the world joins Twitter and forgets to disable email notifications? 47GB of emails. As you might expect, Edward Snowden was immediately inundated with f...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Sony's connected speakers take aim at Sonos, but come up short
When it comes to connected speakers and multi-room audio, Sonos is the clear leader in the clubhouse. Its devices are also typically more expensive than the competition. Sony, a name with a lot of hom...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget 'Super Mario Maker' crushed my dreams of making video games
"Isn't this supposed to be fun?" I asked myself over and over again. I knew the answer was "yes," but I still wasn't having any. I'd been playing Super Mario Maker, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Apple's late to the car game and that's okay
There have been Apple Car (or iCar) rumors since at least 2007. They usually involve the company teaming up with an automaker to design an iPod- or iPhone-ready vehicle. Nothing has ever come of all t...
12:38 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget AT&T says competitors launched WiFi calling without FCC clearance
While Sprint and T-Mobile have already flipped the switch on WiFi calling for the iPhone, AT&amp;T continues to wait it out on the sidelines. And now we may know why. As reported by The Verge, the...
12:19 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Tell us how you really feel about the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
It's been a week since the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and while this is an "s" year -- meaning a lot of subtle changes instead of a big redesign -- there's still a lot t...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget The best cheap vacuum
This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After scoping out 160 models over 42 hours of research and testi...
11:23 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Elon Musk's SolarCity has the world's most efficient solar panels
SolarCity, the company co-founded by Elon Musk, now produces the world's most efficient rooftop solar panels with a module efficiency of just over 22 percent. That bests the X-Series panels built...
10:53 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Nexus 5X won't ship with a USB-C cable that plugs into older USB ports
Google appears to be going all in for the USB Type C future with the Nexus 5X. The LG-made phone ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable, but it won't include a USB-C cable that plugs into most compute...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch is coming to Target stores on October 18th
If you're shopping at Target, you'll soon be able to buy something other than picture frames and bedding. The Apple Watch arrives October 18th and be available in every store by October 25th...
10:05 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Smart menstrual cup tracks your periods and knows if you're ill
A common complaint from women about tampons is that wearing one is annoying and messy. On top of that, every time one is used, there's a risk of contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome, a life-threateni...
09:39 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget The dark side of Rosetta's comet is icier than expected
The comet that the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has been chasing around the sun has a dark side. No, 67P isn't hiding any terrible secrets -- the southern hemisphere literally ...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Apple's reportedly getting a second 'Spaceship' campus
Apple's new 2.8 million square foot California HQ hasn't even been built yet, but already the "spaceship" campus has achieved iconic status. Tim Cook and 12,000 other employees hop...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Self-driving taxis, menstruation tech and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The self-driving car service Robot Taxi is planning on testing in Japan soon and if all goes well, will roll out legitimate taxi services within the next five years. A ...
08:18 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Blue Origin subjected rocket engine to over 100 rounds of testing
Blue Origin joined forces with Boeing's/Lockheed Martin's United Launch Alliance to build its BE-4 rocket engine last year. Now, the American-made component has completed over 100 staged-com...
07:24 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Introducing Nokia... wait, Best Buy... no, PlayStation Theatre
With a revolving door of owners, the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square (previously the Nokia Theatre) has been taken over by Sony Computer Entertainment. The newly branded PlayStation Theatre is set to...
07:04 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Vodafone's Call lets you share photos and maps while you chat
Regular phone calls are simple affairs: just one voice on either end of the line. If you want to share anything other than a quick natter, like a meet-up address, some other communication tool is requ...
06:14 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Japan Display crammed 8K into a 17-inch LCD
In 2015, we want our displays to be sharper, brighter and even wrapped around the edges of our smartphones (maybe). Now, Japan Display has pushed the limits of screen resolution yet again by announcin...
05:09 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Microsoft persuades ASUS to install Office on its Android phones
ASUS will install Office apps and other "innovative product solutions" from Microsoft on its Android phones thanks to a new patent licensing deal. The arrangement builds on an existing, priv...
03:57 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Patreon donation site's user data published online after hack
Patreon, the crowdfunding platform for artists, has been hacked recently, and almost 15 gigabytes of data stolen from the site is now available online. Security researcher Troy Hunt of have I been pwn...
02:49 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Sprint's cutting budgets by $2.5 billion, layoffs inbound
Plenty of digital ink's been spilled over Sprint's financial woes of late, and sadly here's some more. The Wall Street Journal's reporting that the Now Network is prepping to cut s...
01:02 am -04 - Fri, October 2, 2015
Engadget Tweetbot 4 for iOS brings redesigned universal app to iPads
The latest Tweetbot update for iOS might be a massive update for the whole platform, but it's iPad users who'll benefit the most from the changes. Since it's introducing a universal app...
10:52 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Minecraft's story mode means more action, less dirt farming
Back in December, Telltale Games hinted that there was a narrative-driven installment of the Minecraft franchise on the way. Now in the newly released trailer, we get to see the story behind the first...
09:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: NASA shows off Pluto's largest moon
As the long, slow download of data from the New Horizon's mission continues, NASA has posted some new high-res enhanced color pictures of Pluto's largest moon, Charon (shown above in the upp...
09:08 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Outlook on the web borrows Facebook's Like and Twitter's @mention
Microsoft is giving Outlook on the web a couple of familiar social media-flavored features. First, it's adding a thumbs up on every email, which you can click on the reading pane. That gives you ...
08:14 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Amazon lands exclusive streaming rights to more CBS series
If you thought Amazon was done getting cozy with CBS, think again. The online retailer today announced yet another streaming deal with the TV network, which will give it exclusive access to three new ...
07:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Apple's mobile ad-blockers save you time and money, NYT finds
It's no secret that ad-blocking software, well, blocks ads. Now that Apple allows ad-blockers on its mobile devices, The New York Times decided to find out what else the software does for your iP...
06:46 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Humble Bundle will send you indie games every month for $12
There's yet another interesting roundup of products hitting Humble Bundle's digital shelves tomorrow. The charitable gaming distributor announced on Thursday that it is rolling out a new mon...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Asteroid hit and volcanoes linked as suspects in dinosaur extinction
Ah majestic dinosaurs, your oversized bodies and tiny brains may have been doomed no matter what. But, that asteroid that wiped out all of the giant lizards may have had some volcanic help. According ...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Grinding through 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5'
The reviews are in and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is... not looking good. When I played the game in Chicago earlier this year, it was fine. There were a few glitches here and there, sure, but it wa...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Experian leaks info from 15 million T-Mobile credit applications
T-Mobile has just revealed that it has been the victim of a major hack that has exposed the personal details, including social security numbers, for approximately 15 million of its customers. CEO John...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Verizon's streaming video service, Go90, launches today
As revealed last month, Verizon is throwing its hat into the streaming ring with Go90. This new service is geared toward none other than millennials, delivering free access to live, as well as on-dema...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck on his first video game soundtrack
Robin Finck's slow entry into the video game industry began, as he puts it, "a hundred years ago." Around that time, Finck -- best known as the guitarist for Nine Inch Nails -- ran into...
03:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Windows 10's Cortana taps into LinkedIn to cure your meeting anxiety
Microsoft's Windows 10 virtual assistant Cortana is getting even smarter today by integrating LinkedIn. If you're using Windows Mail and Calendar for meetings, you can now connect Cortana to...
03:36 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: more than just a refresh
Some people look a little unkindly on the so-called "S" years -- those years when Apple updates the iPhone, but doesn't change how it looks, and then sells that while secretly working o...
02:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: SodaStream, UE Boom 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...
02:36 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Stagefright bug now spreads through malicious audio files
Cripes, how many times is Google going to have to patch before the Stagefright exploit bug stays fixed? The company has already patched its code three times but on Thursday, security research firm Zip...
02:11 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Amazon pulling Apple TV and Chromecast over Prime Video support
Say goodbye to Prime shipping of the Apple TV and Chromecast. In an email obtained by Bloomberg, Amazon informed marketplace sellers that it would no longer allow the sale of the two devices after Oct...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors
Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" withi...
01:47 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Tribeca and Lionsgate's video-streaming service is now available
It took almost a year to get here, but Tribeca and film distributor Lionsgate have finally launched their paid video-streaming service. Shortlist, as the on-demand product is called, will have a $5 mo...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget YouTube Kids streams content on Chromecast, Apple TV and more
YouTube's kid-friendly app arrived earlier this year, delivering a library of age-appropriate content for younger viewers. Now, the streaming software is moving beyond mobile devices. YouTube Kid...
01:11 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Skype Translator is rolling out to all desktop users
After a preview offered access to Skype's live translation tool on the desktop earlier this summer, the feature is rolling out to all users. If you're in need of a quick refresher, Skype Tra...
12:49 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Self-driving taxis will begin trials in Japan next year
Self-driving cars are a few years away from becoming a thing, right? Not in Japan, where the company Robot Taxi has announced that it'll start testing robotic taxis in 2016. A report by the Wall ...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget 'Citizen Kane' to 'Call of Duty': The rise of video games in universities
Picture an art school. Visualize the hallways of a university dedicated to the arts, the classrooms lined with paint tubes, charcoal sticks and nude models. Imagine the galleries where outgoing senior...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Moog adds to its analog arsenal with the Mother-32 semi-modular synth
Moog announced that it would no longer produce the legendary Minimoog Voyager earlier this week, but that doesn't mean the company isn't slowing down. Today, the North Carolina-based synth m...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Hands-on with LG's dual-screen, dual-selfie camera V10
If you were wondering how LG might keep up with Samsung's experimentation with extra screen real estate on its Edge phones -- and really, isn't that the first thing we all think about after ...
11:35 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Children's picture books get an internet-era makeover
Remember those customized children's books that the rich kids in school used to get, featuring a story with their name and face pasted onto the pages? It turns out that these things are still goi...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Rate your friends like they're restaurants with Peeple
A 'Yelp'-style app for rating people is not a new idea, but nobody's been terrible enough to actually build one in real life -- until now. A startup company has launched an app called &...
11:03 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget UK consumer rights laws now cover digital downloads
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 becomes official legislation in the UK today, pulling several, previously separate consumer rights laws together into a simpler structure. The Act also brings in clearer r...
10:50 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Hailo ditches private hire vehicles and recommits to black cabs
As the debate over whether private hire taxi apps like Uber are good for London continues to rage on, Hailo has announced it has resigned its licence and will go back to supporting regular black cabs....
10:42 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Tiny 'supercapacitors' could make batteries live longer
Scientists in Canada and France have created a micro-supercapacitor with the same energy density of a modern lithium-ion battery that could potentially last forever. Supercapacitors have long been eye...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Pornhub thinks your smartphone choice reflects your kinks
Much like OK Cupid, Pornhub has access to a large repository of data concerning our most private and intimate desires. Every now and again, both sites like to reveal some statistics about what we like...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget 'Thug Notes' is YouTube's unlikeliest education destination
Not long ago, whenever a teacher would assign a book report, most students would sprint to Barnes &amp; Noble to grab the CliffsNotes version that could save their weekend. These days, however, th...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Disney Research designs 3D-printed soft skin system for toy robots
Baymax is the perfect healthcare companion, because he's soft and doesn't have any sharp edges that could hurt his patients. That's why it's no surprise that when Disney Research w...
09:19 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget TAG Heuer's first smartwatch gets a $400 price bump
Normally, when a company changes its mind about the pricing of a forthcoming gadget, it's to surprise us all with a nice discount. Luxury watch brand TAG Heuer, on the other hand, felt that its f...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Toilet tech, sight-giving headset & lab-grown veins
Today on In Case You Missed It: Biosynthetic veins and arteries have been created by researchers in London that are able to imitate traits of human tissues, including the ability to self-heal. A heads...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Nest gets more smart home devices talking to each other
Getting your connected-home gear to actually connect with one another can be a pain. Nest is trying to alleviate at least some of that hassle by adding Weave, its ad-hoc networking system to Works wit...
08:32 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Apple fixes lock screen issue in latest iOS 9 update
Remember that iOS 9 security issue that allows someone to bypass the iPhone lock screen using Siri and access your contacts and photos? And how some folks thought that it wasn't real? Well, Apple...
08:06 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Tinder's 'Super Like' is now available to all
Swiping right on Tinder is a simple to tell someone that you like them, but what if you want them to know that you really, really, really, really, really like them? That's what Super Like is for,...
07:16 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Chromecast-enabled Google Photos now out for Android devices
Google has rolled out the latest version of its Photos app for Android devices, and it comes with all the new features the company announced during its Nexus event. The app is now Chromecast-enabled l...
06:18 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget BBM app lands on Apple Watch before WhatsApp
Apps are continuing to trickle into Apple's wearable, with recent standouts including Airbnb, Google and...BlackBerry? The company once called RIM has announced Apple Watch support for its messag...
06:13 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget ITV Player comes to Amazon's Fire TV
ITV's replacement for ITV Player is meant to launch before the end of the year, but that doesn't mean the company is holding back on its app expansion. As promised, the broadcaster has broug...
05:24 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget NASA reveals potential low-cost missions for the Discovery program
NASA has announced the five new project concepts it's considering for the Discovery program, which focuses on low-cost space missions. It's the same program we have to thank for the Dawn spa...
05:14 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Deezer gets into live football commentary with TalkSport's help
In recent months, Spotify and Deezer have mixed things up by extending beyond music and into podcasts and video. But what about live content? That's exactly what Deezer hopes will set it apart fr...
04:12 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Serial's real-crime podcast has inspired a TV show
If you asked me yesterday what Serial was, I would describe the podcast as a mystery investigation TV show specially tailored for your ears. The first season chronicled a murder over the course of 12 ...
03:31 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Starbucks' app lets UK users pre-order drinks and skip the queue
Starbucks first allowed US customers to begin pre-ordering drinks and food at the end of last year, but it took until late last month for it to become available to both iOS and Android users across th...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget The Army wants to protect its bases with gun turrets, not guard towers
Maintaining perimeter security in a forward operating base (like Bagram "Rocket City" AFB in Afghanistan) is a full time job. In fact, it normally takes teams of four to six soldiers to man ...
01:25 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Scientists are developing an invisibility cloak for solar panels
Current solar panel technology has enough trouble as it is converting sunlight into useable current, what with their paltry 20 percent average efficiencies. And it certainly doesn't help matters ...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, October 1, 2015
Engadget Rhapsody's new music feature is designed for kids
Over the past few months, Rhapsody has focused on making its mobile apps prettier. But now the music-streaming service is announcing something a little bit different: a feature designed with children ...
10:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget LG's new superphone has two screens and two selfie cameras
LG's renaming its powerful flagship smartphone series, here's the V10 and it marks a new smartphone start, with some notable features all on the front of the thing. The company is literally ...
10:28 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget LG's 2nd Watch Urbane is the first Android Wear device with LTE
Tonight LG took the wraps off of the new V10 phone and its latest smartwatch, the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition. Like the first model, it has a circular display but one-ups its predecessor by arriving as t...
09:58 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget NASA's trippy Ceres map shows what the dwarf planet is made of
No, you're not looking at an artist's watercolor impression of the Moon. That's NASA's false-color map of Ceres, generated using a mix of infrared and visible light filters onboar...
09:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget 'Splosion Man' developer Twisted Pixel is leaving Microsoft
Twisted Pixel may have gotten into Microsoft's good graces (and the company itself) through games like Splosion Man and The Maw, but it didn't stay there for very long. The developer has re...
08:56 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Google Maps for iOS shows you the fastest way to travel in one page
Google Maps for iOS has become a lot easier to use when you're in a hurry and quickly need to check how to get to your destination. The app now shows you all the possible ETAs for all the transpo...
08:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Oceanographers invent device that tracks even the tiniest jellyfish
With barely two percent of the seafloor explored, we know a whole lot less than we'd like to about the Earth's oceans and its myriad of residents. Among the more numerous but less studied oc...
07:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Google and Microsoft end their years-long patent war
And just like that, another one of the tech industry's epic patent battles is coming to a close. Google and Microsoft have dropped all 20 (!) of the lawsuits they've filed against each othe...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget One login to rule them all: Welcome to the new Engadget comments
Our community of readers (that's you!) is of the utmost importance to us, and we're committed to making the Engadget experience the very best it can be. For three years, Engadget's been...
06:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Apple pulls iFixit's app after it tears down the new Apple TV
The team at iFixit is learning a hard, hard lesson about the importance of honoring developer agreements. Apple has banned an iFixit developer account (and consequently, the iFixit app) after the rep...
06:32 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Tidal's music-streaming service reaches 1 million subscribers
Remember when Jay Z said Tidal, the streaming music service he acquired earlier this year, was doing just fine? Well, as it turns out, things are still on a respectable course. The musician/entreprene...
06:10 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Create 'Gran Turismo 6' race tracks on your tablet
For ages, Polyphony Digital has been promising a Gran Turismo 6 track editor that lets you build the race course of your dreams. Well, it's finally here... if not quite in the form you might hav...
05:52 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Microsoft store slip reveals the Lumia 950 a week early
Microsoft has already done a not-so-stellar job of keeping its upcoming Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones a secret, and it just erased whatever doubt was left. The company's UK online store brie...
05:35 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's flagship store in NYC opens October 26th
The Big Apple's very own flagship Microsoft store is opening soon. Today, the Windows maker announced that its massive five-story, 22,269 square foot retail space in the heart of New York City wi...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Next Issue, the Netflix for magazines, reborn with a fresh design and new name
For those who haven't heard of it, Next Issue is best described as the Netflix of magazines: It's an app that, for a monthly fee, gives you all-you-can-read access to a large library of digi...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget XKCD webcomic turns 10 years old today
Combine math, science, romance and crudely-drawn stick figures and you'll get something approximating XKCD, a webcomic that's celebrating its 10th anniversary today. Created by Randall Munro...
03:56 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Mac exploit dodges Apple's anti-malware app check
If you've used a Mac running OS X Mountain Lion or later, you're well-acquainted with Gatekeeper: it's the security measure that prevents unsigned apps from running unless you want them...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Deadmau5 is on Twitch
If it weren't for Deadmau5's terrible broadband speeds, he wouldn't be on Twitch, the live video-streaming site favored by gamers. Prior to moving to the Canadian countryside just outsi...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Sprint's unlimited data plan increases to $70 a month on October 16th
If you're been eyeing Sprint's Unlimited Plan for an endless supply of data, you'll want to act quickly. The carrier is increasing the cost of its unlimited data option by $10 a month o...
02:48 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Tattoo-like electronic health patches are now easy to make
However much you like the idea of a wearable electronic patch monitoring (or improving) your health, it's not all that practical. Making just one patch using current tech can take days, and you&#...
02:26 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Freevolt generates power from thin air
What you see above may look like an unremarkable slice of electronics, but it can theoretically power a low-energy device forever, and for free. If that sounds like a big deal, well... that's bec...
02:06 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Ask the Nexus 5X and 6P developers anything right now on Reddit
The team behind the Nexus 5X and 6P will be on Reddit today starting at 11AM PT, answering all kinds of questions about the new smartphones. The 6P, you'll recall, is Google's sturdy, sophis...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Ridley Scott is working on a VR project
For a 77-year-old guy who's been pumping out films for decades, Ridley Scott shows no signs of slowing down. The director has The Martian hitting theaters this week (his best film in some time), ...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget OS X El Capitan is now available for download
By now, you're likely read about the new version of Apple's OS X more than once. Today's the day you can get your hands on the final version. El Capitan is now available for download vi...
01:23 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Google's secret strategy for controlling your home
Yesterday in San Francisco, Google launched a pair of new smartphones, some AV devices and a Surface-like tablet. But future events could just as easily devote a large portion of their running time to...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Facebook brings videos and temporary pictures to your profile
Users will soon have a host of new ways to personalize their profiles and control what content is shared on their walls, Facebook announced on Wednesday. The biggest change comes as tweaks to the mobi...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget 6 next-gen electric vehicles taking on Tesla
By Cat DiStasioTesla tears up the headlines like nobody's business. The California-based company makes the most widely coveted luxury electric vehicle in existence, and it just officially launche...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Smart watches and dead devices
Today it's all about the gadgets: we have questions about Android smartwatches, how to flip the script on your Apple Watch, and what the heck to do with that old Zune you have laying around.Do yo...
11:37 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget 'Mass Effect' is getting its own theme park attraction
Theme park attractions tend to be based on well-worn movies, if they're based on anything at all, but games? Not so much. However, Santa Clara-based California's Great America is planning ...
11:11 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget 'Sin City' and 'Hellboy' comics come to Hoopla's public library app
After adding DC and Image Comics to its public library digital-checkout service, Hoopla is back with news that Dark Horse Comics' titles are now available for all your Sin City, Hellboy and Lone ...
10:53 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget London plans to regulate Uber with driver tests and pick-up delays
Over the past year, London's Mayor and transport authority have held discussions over how best to regulate private hire taxi services like Uber, much to the delight of the city's black cab d...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget 'The Martian' author Andy Weir: Private space travel is 'critical'
The Martian is the sort of success story that will inspire countless authors. Andy Weir initially started writing the story of Mark Watney, a NASA astronaut who gets stranded on Mars, as a free serial...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch arrives in the US October 2nd
After a number of teases, Samsung finally revealed its Tizen-driven Gear S2 smartwatch earlier this month at IFA. If you've been champing at the bit to purchase one, you'll soon have the cha...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Judgment day for Apple Music: Will you be subscribing once the trial ends?
Today marks the three-month anniversary of the launch of Apple Music, but more importantly, the end of the streaming service's free trial period for anyone who signed up on day one. At last count...
09:42 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget 23andMe data helps shed light on common cause of female infertility
Biotech company 23andMe is very open about the fact that it offers your genetic data from its DNA test kits to researchers -- with your consent, of course. Now, its contribution to a genetic study abo...
09:23 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Mealworms convert Styrofoam waste into usable soil
Researchers have found a scourge for the 33 million tons of plastic dumped each year in the US: mealworms. A team from Stanford and China's Beihang University found that the beetle larvae stay pe...
09:13 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA's Shield TV goes on sale in the UK and Europe tomorrow
In the six months since NVIDIA launched Shield TV, we've put it through its paces and called it best Android TV box money can buy. Consumers in the US have been able to get their hands on it sinc...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Take-home laser razor, IKEA-building bot and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A Kickstarter campaign for a razor has us all riveted. Rather than the cold, hard metal we're all used to, it uses a laser-beam to cut hair. Meanwhile roboticists ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget GeForce Now puts PC games on your NVIDIA device for $8 per month
NVIDIA's GRID service wasn't the be-all, end-all of its cloud gaming ambitions... if anything, the company was just getting started. The crew in Santa Clara has unveiled GeForce Now, an $8 ...
08:26 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Vue adds EPIX Hits to its streaming selection
You might not be able to catch Optimus Prime on Netflix anymore, but soon you'll be able to see the autobot on PlayStation's TV alternative. After expanding its reach in the US, Vue has anno...
07:45 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Government audit finds federal networks unprepared for cyberattacks
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has discovered that 24 federal agencies are unprepared to protect their networks in the face of cyberattacks. According to the results of a recent GAO audit,...
07:17 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen says 1.2 million UK cars involved in emissions scandal
After confirming that it will spend more than 6.5 billion euros (&pound;4.8 billion) to fix the 11 million vehicles affected by its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen has come clean over how man...
06:57 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Xbox One update increases party chat to 12 of your friends
Who says big companies never listen? Based on user feedback, Microsoft has increased the number of people in a local Xbox One party chat from the current eight. "Garnering over 2,200 votes on Xbo...
05:34 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget TrueCrypt Windows encryption app has critical security flaws
If you're still using TrueCrypt to protect your Windows disks, even though its developers abandoned it and said it was "not secure" last year, you may want to stop that. Google Project ...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Logitech's Circle camera is a portable Dropcam-killer
If you were disappointed by Nest's minor update to Dropcam's home monitoring cameras, Logitech might have just what you're looking for. The new Logi Circle is a home monitoring camera s...
03:45 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget AmazonFresh grocery deliveries come to the UK via Birmingham
While we've known for a while that Amazon will bring its "Fresh" grocery delivery service to the UK, details regarding its launch plans have been scarce -- at least until this week. Ret...
03:12 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Apple ordered to pay $4.2 million for botched iPad program in LA
The LA Unified School District (LAUSD) will receive a settlement worth $4.2 million from Apple for the ill-fated program that aimed to put an iPad in the hands of 640,000 students in the city. Cuperti...
02:02 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Airbnb bought a Russian design studio and nobody knows why
Russian design firm Lapka sent out a Tweet yesterday announcing that it had been acquired by Airbnb, confusing all of those who were faced with the black and white mock up image publicizing the partne...
12:02 am -04 - Wed, September 30, 2015
Engadget Tesla's first Model X electric SUVs sell for $132k
Now that Tesla's Model S has the world warmed up to the idea of classy-looking electric cars, it's ready to do it all again with a different form factor. After delays (and more delays), CEO ...