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11:48 pm -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget Turning sunlight into clean fuel is now cheap and simple
Scientists have already produced artificial photosynthesis, but it has been an exotic process until now. You aren't about to replace the oxygen-giving plants around your home, in other words. H...
09:50 pm -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases
Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases, but there's now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altgether. Researchers have shown that it's possible to eliminate facial musc...
07:53 pm -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget App turns your writing into trippy 3D images
It's easy to imagine a piece of art in your head, but making it real is another matter if you're not an artist. Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply describe what you wanted? WordsEy...
05:52 pm -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget The Pirate Bay won't be blocked on its home turf
Numerous countries order their internet service providers block The Pirate Bay, but its home country of Sweden won't be one of them... at least, for now. A Stockholm court has ruled that Sweden c...
03:55 pm -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget Amazon and Jeremy Clarkson hint at the future of delivery drones
Former Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson isn't just working on a new motoring show for Amazon... he's helping the internet giant pitch its vision for delivery drones, too. Amazon has unveiled...
01:57 pm -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget VW reportedly knew its fuel economy figures were wrong a year ago
If one report is accurate, Volkswagen execs didn't just know that their cars' emission estimates were fishy -- they knew the fuel efficiency figures were off, too. German newspaper Bild clai...
12:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget The AfterMath: A week of excesses
Too much food? Too many bargains? With a handful of antacids nearby, we hope you've enjoyed this Thanksgiving week. Following in tradition of all that indulgence, we're all about size and ex...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla Model S recall, and more!
When a problem comes along, you must fix it. This week Tesla noticed a defective seatbelt in one of its Model S sedans, so the automaker immediately issued a recall for all 90,000 vehicles on the road...
06:20 am -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget Professor saves home with smart sprinklers from 3,000km away
Deadly bushfires have swept across South Australia this week, destroying countless properties and natural spaces. One ingenious professor was able to save his rural home, however, by remotely activati...
01:35 am -05 - Sun, November 29, 2015
Engadget Amazon's new Fire TV can talk to your connected home
Amazon's Echo speaker and 4K Fire TV just got much better at handling around-the-house tasks. The Fire TV now controls smart home devices with a simple voice command -- you can ask it to dim the...
11:10 pm -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget This 'Super Mario Bros.' watch will cost you $18,950
How much of a Nintendo fan are you? Enough that you could spend as much as you would on a car, just to show the world where your allegiances lie? You'll want to talk to luxury watchmaker Romain...
09:12 pm -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget E-paper sneakers change your style on the fly
If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWe...
07:11 pm -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget Apple's next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack
Apple's quest for ever-thinner, ever-smarter devices may produce another casualty: your iPhone's headphone jack. A rumor at MacOtakara claims that the next iPhone might drop the 3.5mm port a...
05:15 pm -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget The NSA's mass US phone surveillance ends tonight
The National Security Agency's long-running mass phone surveillance program is coming to an end. As promised, the USA Freedom Act will forbid the NSA from indiscriminately collecting Americans&#...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's controller mods tutorial
For a while now Ben and Felix have been making and selling single handed accessibility controllers. In this episode Ben will tear down the XBox One gamepad and show you how to do mods of your own, fro...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget The Coin universal card is ready for 2012
If your wallet is bursting at the seams with credit, gift and loyalty plastic, the Coin universal card is supposed to lighten the load. Just add all your information to the app, sync it with Coin and ...
12:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget The best Cyber Monday deals
So you successfully emerged from Black Friday shopping relatively unscathed, and you've got the cash for an extra tech gift (or, let's be honest, a treat for yourself). Where do you go to sp...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget 10 ways to manage the post-Thanksgiving madness
Ahhh, the holidays. What a lovely time of year to catch up with the extended family and do a quick bit of shopping at enormous discounts. The truth of the situation, however, is often less relaxing th...
09:14 am -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app
Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other ...
05:36 am -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget You partly have Eric Schmidt to thank for the new $5 Raspberry Pi
While many of you were supposed to be eating turkey on Thursday, you were instead geeking out over Raspberry PI's newest computer, the Zero: a pint-sized module that costs just $5. But according ...
02:14 am -05 - Sat, November 28, 2015
Engadget Formula E is planning the first racing series for driverless cars
It was only last year that Formula E made its debut as the first racing series exclusively for electric cars. Now, after just two seasons of championships, its organizers are already preparing for ano...
11:06 pm -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget A new chiptune album is coming to the Nintendo Famicom
Every week it feels like a new video game soundtrack gets a vinyl release. Journey, The Last of Us, FTL and Shenmue -- none of these are surprises anymore. So what's next? MiniDiscs? Cassette tap...
08:33 pm -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget Toymaker VTech says data was stolen from its kiddie app store
VTech, the brand best known for its electronic kid's toys and cordless phones, said Friday that hackers had stolen some of its customer data. While VTech is hardly the first company to see its us...
05:59 pm -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Cortana iPhone app rolls out to beta testers
Less than a month after kicking off the Cortana for iPhone beta signups, Microsoft has started rolling out the app to people who showed interest in testing it. As TechCrunch points out, the early buil...
04:45 pm -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget Instagram tests multiple account support on Android
The Instagram team appears to be readying an Android update that will introduce one of its most highly requested features: multiple account support. For the average user this probably isn't a big...
03:33 pm -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget Bill Gates is launching a multibillion-dollar clean energy fund
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is set to reveal a massive clean energy project on Monday, during the first day of the United Nations climate change summit in Paris. According to Reuters, which origin...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget Lenovo teams with Razer on gaming PCs
When you think of gaming PCs, Lenovo probably isn't your first choice. It has gaming PCs, but it's often far more tempting to either go with a game-centric brand or build a system yourself. ...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget 9 gifts for animal lovers
Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many optio...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget The best electric shaver
By Dan Koeppel 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 more than eight months of testing with a do...
11:03 am -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget Debris from SpaceX's Falcon 9 washes up in England
When SpaceX sends Falcon 9 rockets up into the skies above Florida's Cape Canaveral, there's no telling what will happen to the projectile should it complete its mission or fails to reach or...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Lumia 950 review: Not a flagship, but a first step
After years of misguided attempts at mobile, Microsoft is ready for a fresh start. While Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 mostly just looked like their desktop counterparts, Windows 10 Mobile aspires to someth...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Plant-powered lamps, livestreaming AI and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A coder from the Netherlands used a live webcam feed for a walk around Amsterdam, running neural network code that identified everything in view. Despite some obvious s...
05:58 am -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget Data-mined photos document 100 years of (forced) smiling
Here's an odd fact: Turn-of-the-century photographers used to tell subjects to say "prunes" rather than "cheese," so that they would smile less. By studying nearly 38,000 high...
03:28 am -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget DJI's MG-1 drone is water-resistant, dustproof.. and made for farming
DJI's newest drone isn't its sexiest: it's a specialized, toughened agricultural drone. Yep, hard to get excited about unless you're a farmer perhaps, but the Agras MG-1 is dust-pr...
02:30 am -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget This crowdfunded router updates its own security
It's really, really, really hard to make a router sound exciting, but the folks behind the Turris Omnia are betting the device's focus on keeping your sensitive data secure might grab you. T...
12:10 am -05 - Fri, November 27, 2015
Engadget Sony confirms official PS4 Remote Play app for Windows and Mac
Well that was quick. It's only been a couple of days since someone came up with an unofficial app to stream PlayStation 4 gaming to PC, but earlier today, Sony's awesome Shuhei Yoshida confi...
10:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget LG's spending billions to make more OLED things
LG's OLED 4K TVs are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but the price still isn't anywhere near the level it needs to be for mass consumer adoption. Hopefully the company's new manufacturing plan...
08:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Scientists create gold nuggets that are 98 percent air
Researchers at ETH Zurich have accomplished a bit of modern-day alchemy, transforming 20 carat gold into a lightweight foam. Well, technically it's an aerogel: an exceedingly light and porous mat...
07:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget 'Spencer' the robot is here to help guide lost airline passengers
Meet Spencer. This armless automaton will begin a test run in Schiphol Amsterdam Airport at the end of the month, greeting and guiding harried travellers through the transport hub's famously conf...
06:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget NASA to test sugary bacteria as space-based power source
Following its successful harvest of red leaf lettuce, NASA has announced plans to launch genetically engineered bacteria into orbit to see if they can be harnessed by future astronauts as potent survi...
06:02 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Mozilla says it doesn't need Google's cash to survive
For many years, Firefox's survival was tied into how generous the folks over at Google were feeling, since the company effectively bankrolled the browser. Times have changed, and in an interview ...
05:32 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget The biggest data center in Russia will be nuclear powered
According to the news agency Telecom Daily, the Rosenergoatom power company is building what will be the largest data center in Russia -- and they're plopping it right on top of the Kalinin power...
05:03 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Tarantino explains why he thinks 70mm is better than digital
Famed film director Quentin Tarantino is well-known for his purist cinematic tastes and revelry of antique movie production techniques. His fondness for old-school cinema is on full display in his upc...
04:04 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Scientists use 'spooky action' to mail electron messages a mile
Researchers at Stanford University announced Tuesday that they had successfully leveraged the "spooky" interaction of entangled electrons to send a message between them over a span of 1.2 mi...
03:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Stretchable square of rubber doubles as a keyboard
There's a whole branch of science that's dedicated to turning flexible surfaces into sensors that can be used as an artificial substitute for skin. These materials could then be used to give...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget 6 hypermiling cars that get over 100 miles per gallon
By Cat DiStasioFuel efficiency is one rating that can really set a car apart from the pack. Although you can't yet walk into just any dealership and drive away in a vehicle that gets more than 10...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Watch ESA explain how it plans to find gravitational waves
In just under a week the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch its LISA Pathfinder spacecraft on a Vega rocket. Buried within the vessel are two cubes made of gold-platinium which, scientists hope, ...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Lenovo Yoga 900 review: Same thin design with fewer compromises
Lenovo's Yoga laptops hardly need an introduction at this point: The company's iconic 2-in-1s are so popular that its competitors have been copying them right and left. Last year's edit...
11:19 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Black Friday deals: here are the UK's best
It's that time of the year again. Black Friday has finally arrived, bringing with it a near-endless stream of deals and discounts for you to consider. If you've decided to stay at home and a...
11:15 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget OnePlus won't replace the 2's flawed USB Type-C cable
Google engineer Benson Leung recently tested the OnePlus 2's USB Type-C cable and said it "may cause damage to your charger, hub or PC USB port" if used on a fast-charging device. OnePl...
10:48 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget 'Pro Evolution Soccer' gets a free-to-play version this December
For years, FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer have been fighting for the hearts of football fans. EA has always had the money, with authentic strips and team names, but PES players will argue that Konami&#...
10:30 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Translogic 189: 2015 LA Auto Show
Tranlsogic host Jonathon Buckely gets all the details on BMW's 330e plug-in hybrid, Honda's latest FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car, the Elio Motors updated, three-wheel P5 concept, and Vo...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget BBC Three to go off air and move online in February next year
The writing is well and truly on the wall: BBC Three will cease to exist as a broadcast TV channel from February next year. The plan to take BBC Three off the air and reinvent it online has been a lon...
09:45 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Pepper robots are getting fashionable makeovers
Pepper, Softbank's adorable emotion-sensing robot, is rapidly becoming the victim of its own cuteness after owners began dressing it up in wacky costumes. The Wall Street Journal has found that b...
09:06 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget London taxis set to accept contactless payments in 2016
London's cabbies have moved one step closer to accepting credit cards and contactless payments inside their vehicles. It's about time, right? After launching a consultation earlier this year...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Genetically-based cancer meds, taste's base and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists managed to turn taste on and off in mice by activating and silencing brain cells, putting to bed the notion that taste is determined by the tongue. Universit...
07:35 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Watch this Czech pirate's YouTube video or he'll get a huge fine
The Czech Republic's first convicted software pirate has been offered an unexpected way of escaping punishment: log 200,000 video views on YouTube and Facebook or be handed a huge fine. The man i...
07:28 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget 'Sensible Soccer' remake will happen without its Kickstarter
Developer Jon Hare surprised many people when he announced that iconic football game Sensible Soccer was getting a spiritual successor. With Codemasters still owning the rights to the existing franchi...
05:32 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Indie puzzler 'Fez' resurfaces with a $100 special edition
We aren't getting a sequel to the adorable retro indie puzzler Fez well... ever. But that doesn't mean developer Polytron is out of things to sell fans. The Canadian company hopes the wound ...
03:40 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5
Over the years, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has enabled universities and hobbyists to create their own DIY computing projects with its affordable boards. But that doesn't mean it's stopping ...
03:06 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Panasonic makes its 4K Toughpad more film industry-friendly
When Panasonic's 20-inch, 4K Toughpad tablet arrived to CES 2013, there was nothing even remotely like it on the market. The company did have a method to its madness, however, positioning the the...
01:36 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Huawei still thinks 6-inch phablets is the way to go
It's been well over a year since Huawei launched its premium Mate 7 phablet, and as of August, over five million units have been sold worldwide. That's far more impressive than the original ...
12:36 am -05 - Thu, November 26, 2015
Engadget Lara Croft's awesome mobile adventure adds a free tomb to raid
Lara Croft has a pretty big adventure on Xbox One this fall with Rise of the Tomb Raider, but her grand mobile mission is about grow too. Developer Square Enix Montreal announced it's dropping &q...
10:57 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget This Rasberry Pi handheld wants to be every gadget in the world
Chances are, you've already got a versatile computer in your pocket -- smartphones play music, record video, play games and more -- but what if it was smaller, open source and completely hackable...
10:57 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget This Raspberry Pi handheld wants to be every gadget in the world
Chances are, you've already got a versatile computer in your pocket -- smartphones play music, record video, play games and more -- but what if it was smaller, open source and completely hackable...
09:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Steam Controller's new trick is designed for strategy games
By default, the haptic touchpads that define Valve's Steam Controller are just thumb-friendly fill-ins for a proper mouse -- but that's not all they can do. Thanks to a new Steam client beta...
08:26 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Amazon Prime will reportedly offer access to other video services
Normally, signing up for a streaming video service only gives you the content from that service, leaving you heading elsewhere when a TV network decides to hoard all its shows. If rumors are true, th...
07:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget President signs pro-asteroid mining bill into law
And just like that, American asteroid mining efforts are legal. President Obama has signed the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA) into law following Congress' approval, letti...
06:19 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Microsoft rolls out a basic phone that's big on selfies
Microsoft today introduced the Nokia 230, a successor to the Nokia 130 from last year. In similar fashion to its predecessor, this new handset is geared toward developing markets as well, featuring a ...
05:21 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget This holiday, Verizon will let you gift gigs of data for $10
Verizon announced a new promotion on Tuesday that will allow its customers to "gift" a gigabyte of mobile data to other users on the network. The offer is available through both the Verizon ...
04:56 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Airbus' detachable cabin concept could save you time at the airport
There are probably plenty of things that frustrate you about air travel, but waiting to take off or disembark is probably high on your list. Why should you have to board well before the plane is read...
04:28 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is too sexist for Europe and US
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, the game where you play volleyball as scantily clad women, won't be making its way to the US or Europe. Apparently, the game's publisher is worried about how Western ...
04:02 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget 'Dragons Lair' movie project leaves Kickstarter, heads to Indiegogo
Don't worry, Dragon's Lair fans, the proposed feature-length project is still happening -- but it won't be raising money on Kickstarter. Creators Don Bluth and Gary Oldman have cancelle...
03:36 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Google scours 1.2 million URLs to conform with EU's 'right to be forgotten'
While still fighting it in the courts, Google has been complying with the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling. In a transparency report, the search giant stated that is has evaluated 1,...
03:11 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile will give you an extra $200 to switch from Sprint
T-Mobile's ongoing feud with Sprint continues to have some benefits for your bottom line... and this time, T-Mobile is trying to tempt you with cold, hard cash. As of November 26th, the carrier i...
02:24 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Valve's Gabe Newell is backing a smart sous vide cooking tool
Valve founder Gabe Newell isn't just interested in gaming technology, like living room computers and virtual reality -- he also appreciates the science behind a well-prepared meal, too. The lege...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget The best deals this Black Friday
Every November, people in the US (and other parts of the world) spend millions of dollars during the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. This tradition is only growing too, as retailers br...
01:46 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget VW explains how it will fix its European diesel engines
Volkswagen released a short explainer video on YouTube Wednesday, outlining the measures needed to bring its line of EA 189 diesel engines back into compliance with EPA regulations. The EA 189s are th...
01:25 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget That crazy modular hybrid laptop for kids hits Indiegogo
The intriguing Infinity modular laptop from OLPC's Australian partner, One Education, is edging closer to reality. The organization just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its Infi...
01:01 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Giphy Cam finally lets you make GIFs from videos
Giphy Cam, the app that lets you become a master GIFs-man (or woman, it doesn't discriminate) has just released its first major update. Before, users were only able to create GIFs using the nativ...
12:35 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget NASA installs the first mirror on the Hubble's replacement
NASA announced on Wednesday that it had successfully installed the first of 18 mirrors on the new James Webb space telescope. The work took place at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbel...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Aural assaults
Oh boy, get ready for a rant. I've had it up to here (/gestures approximately three inches over my head) with bad listening habits. From middle-aged business men in the United lounge to teenagers...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget The Chemical Brothers bring Hollywood special effects to dance music
I look around at the sea of glowing faces surrounding me in the dark of Randall's Island in New York. There's no fist pumping. Their feet aren't shuffling. Instead, they're looking...
10:54 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Facebook's new alert system warned the US about Iranian hackers
How do you think the US would find out about a state-sponsored hack from Iran? Sophisticated security software? Surveillance? Nope -- Facebook. According to the New York Times, State Department of...
10:22 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget 'Sesame Street' begins its first HBO season on January 16th, 2016
You won't have too much longer to wait to see how HBO handles Sesame Street. The network says it's launching the 46th season of the kids' show on January 16th, 2016 at 9AM (Eastern and...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Samsung Gear VR review (2015): A no-brainer if you own a Samsung phone
When Samsung and Oculus debuted their Gear VR headset almost a year ago, the companies made it clear the device wasn't yet ready for the masses. Billed as "Innovator Edition" models, th...
09:42 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget US regulators delay law that will make electric cars more noisey
Electric cars are famous for how quiet they are compared to regular gas-guzzlers. This is good for noise pollution, bad for pedestrians -- especially the visually impaired. Manufacturers are well awar...
09:42 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget US regulators delay law that will make electric cars more noisy
Electric cars are famous for how quiet they are compared to regular gas-guzzlers. This is good for noise pollution, bad for pedestrians -- especially the visually impaired. Manufacturers are well awar...
09:22 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Wu-Tang Clan sells its one-of-a-kind 'Shaolin' album for millions
Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Once Upon a Time In Shaolin album? The group spent nine years recording 31 tracks for a special LP, then decided to sell just one copy of it -- for a very high price, of c...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Smartest lights yet, robots on the farm and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: BeOn Home has made smart lightbulbs that recognize noises like a doorbell or fire alarm and turn on accordingly. A robot designed to check fertilizer levels and smash w...
08:23 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget 'Retro City Rampage' is getting a '16-bit' sequel
Retro City Rampage is getting a sequel named Shakedown Hawaii. Like RCR, Shakedown is a top-down action game in the same vein as the original Grand Theft Auto. The new game is set 30 years after RCR a...
08:05 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget O2 also considers blocking phone ads
More than one UK network is weighing up whether to offer its customers mobile ad-blocking tools. After EE stepped forward over the weekend, O2 is doing the same through an interview with Business Insi...
07:18 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Australia's using drones to protect its coasts from sharks
While shark attacks are rare in Australia, every year a handful of people lose their lives while swimming off the country's coastlines. New South Wales (NSW) government officials know there is no...
06:10 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Temp tech tattoos can monitor your health and location
Chaotic Moon, a start-up known for conjuring fun projects like a shark-punching virtual game, has a wide range of applications in mind for the temporary tattoo technology it's developing. Called ...
05:05 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Google's fast mobile pages coming (with ads) in early 2016
Google revealed the "AMP" endeavor last month to accelerate mobile page-loading times, the slowness of which is a huge user bone of contention. It now says the fast-loading mobile pages will...
04:20 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk hack: Police make fifth arrest on blackmail charges
Now that we know the full extent of the TalkTalk hack, the whole affair has started to quieten down. Police are still pursuing the people responsible though and now, we've been told that a fifth ...
03:58 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Apple buys motion-capture company that worked on 'Star Wars'
Apple's latest startup pickup is Faceshift, a company that specializes in facial motion capture -- often doing it without any need for physical "markers" on the model's face. Cuper...
02:31 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Black Friday foot traffic doesn't peak when you think it does
The day that practically every retail worker loathes with a passion is almost upon us: Black Friday. To get an idea of just how much of a nightmare shopping is on the day after Thanksgiving, Google tu...
01:22 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Sony PlayStation 4 sales speed past 30 million
In just over two years Sony's sold over 30 million PlayStation 4s. That tally was 20.2 million in March, and now ahead of the busy holiday shopping season we have word from the Japanese tech gian...
12:25 am -05 - Wed, November 25, 2015
Engadget Officials link hacker to theft of 1.2 billion log-in credentials
The FBI is linking a hacker only known by the moniker "mr. grey" to a whopping 1.2 billion stolen internet credentials after finding his Russian email address in the evidence it gathered. It...
11:08 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget DARPA wants to protect critical infrastructures from cyber attacks
Hackers have been breaking through a lot of government agency's defenses these past years, and DARPA thinks it's high time to do something about it. Pentagon's mad science division has ...
10:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget FCC hires a privacy guru to help lead its telecom investigations
If you want proof that the Federal Communications Commission is getting serious about privacy, you only need to look at its latest recruit. The agency has hired Jonathan Mayer, one of the masterminds...
09:27 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen is issuing AR glasses as standard factory equipment
Following a successful 3-month pilot program at its Wolfsburg plant, Volkswagen announced on Tuesday that it will begin issuing 3D smart glasses to its plant logistics personnel. These glasses, which ...
08:55 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget That star's 'alien megastructure' is likely just a swarm of comets
Occam's Razor apparently holds true everywhere, even in the farthest reaches of space. While researchers speculated that star KIC 8462852's mysterious dimming might be the result of alien m...
08:32 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget TiVo's ad-skipping tech is coming to its older Roamio DVRs
It looks like TiVo Roamio owners won't need to buy an upgraded box for the new SkipMode feature. Zatz Not Funny points out info on TiVo's website promising SkipMode will come to older Roamio...
07:54 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Twitter videos now run full screen on other apps
Twitter announced the rollout of full-screen video playback for its Twitter Kit on Tuesday. That means users will be able to view videos and animated gifs within Twitter without having to pop open a n...
06:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Hilton confirms hackers swiped payment info from its hotels
If you've stayed at one of Hilton's hotels in the past year, you might want to check your credit card history. The chain has confirmed a report that hackers compromised its payment systems,...
06:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Hilton confirms malware accessed payment info at its hotels
If you've stayed at one of Hilton's hotels in the past year, you might want to check your credit card history. The chain has confirmed a report that malware compromised its payment systems, ...
05:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Playdate: 'Mario Tennis Ultra Smash' and board games with animals
Ah, Thanksgiving -- the perfect time to relax with your family and play something slow, wholesome and casual. Nintendo, it's your time to shine: join us as we check out Animal Crossing Amiibo Fes...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Bang and Olufsen couldn't convince me a speaker is worth $1,000
Bang and Olufsen is known for two things: unique design and high prices. Sometimes, the cost isn't so much of an issue if the design is matched by quality audio or a solid display panel. The comp...
04:32 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Amazon Video gets a bunch of new features on iOS
Amazon has released a ton of new features for its Video app. The update includes 3D touch support, Next Up (which is basically auto-play), picture-in-picture and X-Ray, which offers a wealth of IMDB i...
04:07 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Google will give $1 for special ed every time you use Android Pay
After Android Pay's slow rollout throughout the US, it's finally available to everyone -- well, those with a compatible device anyway. In the spirit of giving (or trying to get more people u...
03:40 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Smart sprinklers only water your lawn when it's thirsty
Putting your sprinklers on a timer system is probably the best way to avoid under-watering your plants -- but the "set and forget" mentality isn't the most economical. What if it rains ...
03:14 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget 3D-printed vascular systems help doctors practice for your surgery
It's safe to say that you want your doctors to know exactly what they're doing when performing surgery. But how do they train for a vascular operation, which is both extremely tricky and un...
02:43 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Unofficial app makes PlayStation 4 to PC streaming a reality
Sony's had its Remote Play tech in one form or another since the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, but it didn't truly take off until its implementation on PlayStation 4 and the PS Vit...
02:20 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Vine puts looping videos on your Apple Watch
Vine teased months ago that it was working on support for the Apple Watch, and it's finally delivering on that promise. Grab the updated Vine app for iOS and you can watch those 6-second looping ...
01:56 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget You don't have to be a millionaire to invest in Fig's next video game
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter don't deal in investments: Backers pledge money to a project and that's generally where their involvement ends. No purchasing shares, no percentage of...
01:23 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget The Ion Belt: 'sleek,' safe and 'stylish' portable charging
Have you ever wanted to carry an external battery for your phone, but hated the thought of creating even the smallest bulge in your pocket? No? Well, someone decided to fill that niche anyway. Ion Tec...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: The iPhone 6s, Surface Book and much more
Sorry we haven't updated the buyers's guide in a couple months -- we've been too busy pumping out reviews of all the new devices. Now that things have finally started to slow down (fing...
12:35 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Amazon resets passwords that might have been 'exposed'
Did you recently get a notice that Amazon changed your password? You're not alone. Numerous readers tell ZDNet that Amazon reset their passwords after learning that the login might have been &q...
12:09 pm -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Rowing robot powers itself by gulping dirty water
One day, you might see robots that not only survive in hazardous environments, but thrive in them. University of Bristol researchers have built Row-bot, a swimming robot that powers itself by feeding...
11:48 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Security system watches over your home without cameras
You don't have many great choices for home security systems right now. Conventional systems are expensive and effectively fixed in place, while connected cameras are conspicuous and carry the ris...
11:27 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Bing Maps' traffic cam views let you preview your commute
When you switch on the traffic layer in Bing Maps, you'll now get a lot more info than color-coded route details. On top of letting you know how bad (or good) traffic is along your route, Bing al...
11:05 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget NASA tests Orion spacesuit in low-gravity environment
Since NASA modified its old "pumpkin suit" for future missions aboard the Orion spacecraft, it has to undergo testing to ensure that it's tougher and more mobile than its predecessor. T...
10:44 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Hoopla's public library app gets Chromecast support
Hoopla, the app that lets you borrow videos, books and music from your local library digitally, has been on a roll this year when it comes to adding comics. Now, it's making a play for your livin...
10:22 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Alphabet wants its startups to behave like companies
A report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Alphabet wants its startup-like subsidiaries to behave more like financially accountable independent companies. Alphabet is the recently formed pare...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the Droid Turbo 2 in about a minute
On paper, Motorola's Droid Turbo 2 looks like an upgraded version of the Moto X Pure Edition, which was already one of our favorite Android phones. In particular, the Turbo 2 brings more powerful...
09:31 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Uber forms safety board, hopes to restore faith in its drivers
Uber's rapidly becoming a polarizing topic, with people either prepared to defend it to the hilt or attack it with similar fervor. Much of that hate comes from a belief that the firm has a lax at...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget A Misfit Flash wrapped in glitter is still a Misfit Flash
Misfit has teamed up with BaubleBar to create a necklace and bracelet for the Misfit Flash that'll provide the wearable with some much-needed style points. Essentially, the Helena Necklace and Br...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Robotic teddy bear, electric glue formula and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Teddy Ruxpin is all grown-up with the artificially intelligent Diro robot that can act as an alarm and keep your kid entertained. London installed solar-powered recharg...
08:25 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay will launch in China early next year, says WSJ
Apple's latest iPhones have been a raging success in China, so the lack of Apple Pay in the nation has been a sore point. That's about to change soon, however, as Apple will bring Pay to Chi...
08:10 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget EE's tiny 4G lifelogging Capture Cam goes on sale
Not content with offering a variety of smartphones and tablets, EE has expanded its accessory portfolio with a range of broadband devices and action cameras. We've already met the Action Cam -- b...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Amazon starts streaming Prime music and videos on JetBlue
Back in May, Amazon said it would bring Prime Music and Instant Video to select JetBlue flights. Fast forward to today, over six months since the original announcement, and the retailer is finally tur...
06:40 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget ITV launches 'Hub' with a focus on live TV
Wave farewell to ITV Player and say hello to ITV Hub. The British broadcaster has revamped its TV streaming service today with an updated design and navigation. The channels are now separated into dif...
06:23 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race
Blue Origin, the private space firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has just dropped a huge, unexpected gauntlet in the race to develop a reusable rocket. In video released by the company (below), ...
05:29 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi's latest phone is cheap, metal and has a fingerprint sensor
Just three months after launching the Redmi Note 2, Xiaomi is back with its successor. The Redmi Note 3 is, unsurprisingly, another mid-range handset with decent specs and a staggeringly low base pric...
04:31 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget CyanogenMod gives select smartphones an Android 6 update option
Lots of folks still don't have Android 6 "Marshmallow" on their shiny new phones, but owners of some older models can now it from CyanogenMod. The Nexus 7, LG G4, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG...
03:01 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Google's made several 'Star Wars' VR experiences for Cardboard
Turns out there's more to Google's collaboration with Disney for the upcoming Star Wars flick. In addition to dressing up your Google services to represent the side you choose (Light Side or...
01:33 am -05 - Tue, November 24, 2015
Engadget Pebble Time watches can reply to texts on iOS (if you're on AT&T)
Some Pebble users that link their smartwatch to an iPhone will now be able to reply to text messages straight through their devices. We say "some," because this is a beta release, and the fe...
11:56 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Doctors grow tumors that roll up like toilet paper
Modern medicine still takes a decidedly ham-fisted approach to treating cancer -- it attacks with radiation and chemotherapy drugs that are just as toxic to healthy tissues as they are to tumors. What...
11:27 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget 'Gene drive' mosquitoes could end malaria once and for all
The scourge of malaria could be going away for good in some regions, thanks to a groundbreaking discovery by researchers at the Universities of California, Irvine and San Diego. Their study, published...
10:57 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Facebook quizzes are (still) a privacy threat
An online quiz that illustrates the words you use the most on Facebook as a "word cloud" has gone viral -- and it's a great reminder of why you should be wary of connecting ostensibly f...
10:28 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Tesla's cheapest Model X is priced at $80,000
If you don't mind waiting on delivery, the Tesla Model X is now on sale to the public. Like the Model S before it, there's three different versions to choose, but the 70D starts at $80,000 -...
09:55 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget New York's anti-terror reporting app could easily cause problems
New York state is understandably more anxious than ever about terrorist threats, and it's hoping that some mobile technology will bolster its defenses. Governor Cuomo has launched a campaign that...
09:33 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Make your 'Halo 5' Spartan into a 3D-printed trophy
Halo 5's campaign is hot garbage if you're playing through it solo, but the multiplayer suite is pretty much the opposite if you're into competitive shooters. It's a likely reason ...
09:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget This 'Plant Lamp' uses bacteria to generate electricity
Maintaining infrastructure in the rainforest is a pretty tall order -- the area is dense with vegetation and prone to intense moisture and flooding. Villages like Nuevo Saposoa in Peru have had their ...
08:31 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Beyond: Two Souls,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Drunk History'
If you've already binged through Jessica Jones and The Man in the High Castle (no spoilers please, I'm taking it slow), there's still a few things to look forward to on the holiday week...
07:39 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Bangladesh blocks Facebook and chat apps to stop 'crimes'
To call things tense in Bangladesh would be an understatement: the country recently executed two high-profile leaders for decades-old war crimes, and ISIS (aka Daesh) claims to have killed an Italian ...
06:53 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Your future smartphone's screen will hardly need any power
As you're likely all too aware, smartphone screens chew up a lot of power -- that's why turning down your brightness frequently does more to save energy than closing an app. If Bodle Techno...
06:28 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Snapchat's new feature lets users dive deep into 'Stories'
Following on a series of recent upgrades and UI improvements, Snapchat began rolling out a new feature for its users on Monday, called Story Explorer. With it, users will be able to more fully examine...
06:04 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget CBS' streaming video service comes to Amazon's Fire TV
Your Fire TV (or Fire TV Stick) just became much more useful as a cord-cutting device... at least, if you watch a lot of CBS shows. The TV network has launched an Amazon-native app for its All Access...
05:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Use your Apple Pencil to alter photos, make music and weigh things
The Apple Pencil is aimed at professional artists who want to use the iPad Pro as a fancy creation tablet, but Simon Gladman has other uses in mind for the stylus. He made three Swift apps that use th...
05:15 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Netflix is bringing back 'Lost in Space'
Netflix is known for its quality original programming. But every now and then it can't help but pick some low-hanging fruit like rebooting a classic series. The streaming service has just penned ...
04:59 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Apple and Microsoft's advocacy group is against encryption backdoors
Following Tim Cook's lead, the advocacy group behind Apple, Google, Microsoft and plenty of other big tech firms has come out against calls to weaken encryption, which authorities argue would mak...
04:33 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget FAA task force recommends drones over 250 grams be registered
Private companies including Google, GoPro, DJI, Amazon and others have submitted their recommendations to the FAA concerning drone registration. The group determined that all drones over 250 grams sho...
04:15 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Air Button adds handy shortcuts to NFC-enabled phones
The idea of customizable add-on buttons for smartphones isn't exactly new. First we had Pressy (which was quickly cloned by Xiaomi and others), then the Dimple NFC button pad came along. So what&...
03:53 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Flying a drone is easier when the battery doesn't die right away
It just kept going until it was barely a speck in the sky. I was sure I had lost the Bebop 2 review unit Parrot had sent Engadget. The fact that the company's latest mid-level drone flies longer ...
03:28 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Troublesome details arise about 'Clock Kid' Ahmed's arrest
The attorney for Ahmed Mohamed revealed new details about the September events in Texas in a letter sent to both school and city officials in Irving, Texas. If you'll recall, Ahmed is the 14-year...
03:04 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Dell is the latest PC maker with a gaping security flaw
Lenovo and Samsung might not be the only big Windows PC makers pre-installing software that compromises your security. Computer buyers have discovered that Dell is shipping at least some PCs (such as...
03:04 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Dell is the latest PC maker with a gaping security flaw (update: solution)
Lenovo and Samsung might not be the only big Windows PC makers pre-installing software that compromises your security. Computer buyers have discovered that Dell is shipping at least some PCs (such as ...
01:59 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget HP teams up with another giant watchmaker on smart wristwear
HP isn't done reviving its smartwatch partnerships just because it's helping Movado -- far from it. The tech pioneer has unveiled a smartwatch deal with Titan, the fifth-largest watchmaker ...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget 9 naughty and nice gifts
Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many optio...
12:43 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Belgian Twitter users post cat pics to help police in weekend raids
Belgium's capital, Brussels, entered lockdown this weekend as authorities swept the city for suspected terrorists, including at least one high-profile fugitive wanted in connection with the Paris...
12:31 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Disney's streaming service arrives in the UK
Right on schedule, Disney has launched its own streaming service in the UK. For &pound;9.99 per month you'll gain access to many of the company's animated classics, such as The Lion King...
12:31 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget DisneyLife rolls movies, music and more into a 10 subscription
Right on schedule, Disney has launched its own streaming service in the UK. For &pound;9.99 per month you'll gain access to many of the company's animated classics, such as The Lion King...
12:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Square's new reader arrives to accept mobile payments and chip cards
We've known about Square's new NFC-friendly reader for a while, and now the point-of-sale gadget is available for use. Starting today, 100 merchants in "select cities" (quite a few...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget The best Thanksgiving kitchen tools and tableware
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.Preparing a Thanksgiving feast can be a pretty hectic experience...
11:27 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget 3D printing files for guns are illegal in an Australian state
The Australian state of New South Wales has made it illegal to possess the blueprints necessary to make your own projectile weapons. Lawmakers have passed an amendment to the Weapons Prohibition Act 1...
10:55 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Google Street View gives you a tour of ancient Jordan landmarks
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10:06 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Shazam's song recognition just got a lot faster
Shazam is doubling down on what it does best with its latest update: Recognizing songs when your memory (or pop cultural knowhow) fails you. And, for the first time, the app now highlights a search fe...
09:43 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Opera Max saves data while you stream music
The data savings of Opera Max for Android may make the most sense when you're watching cat videos, but music matters, too -- listen to a few albums and you'll easily burn through several hun...
09:22 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Google experimented with a Star Trek-style Communicator badge
Did you ever watch Picard's Star Trek and hope that someday, we too might communicate with just the touch of a lapel-worn gadget? No, we didn't really, either -- Bluetooth headsets quickly p...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay gets support for cards from Chase bank
Today, Samsung's making good on a promise recently made to people in the US. The company has announced that its mobile payments system, Samsung Pay, now works with Visa debit and credit cards fro...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Fitbit Surge and Charge HR automatically detect and log exercises
Just in time to entice holiday shoppers, Fibit is updating its Surge and Charge HR fitness trackers with a handful of new features. First, a SmartTrack feature automatically recognizes exercises durin...
08:40 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Mastercard gifts Apple Pay users with free London travel
Everyone likes getting something for free, especially when you get to save money doing things you normally do on a daily basis. For the next four Mondays (including today), Mastercard is offering free...
08:22 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget 'Futurama' will be resurrected as a mobile game
If the TV show that you love gets axed before you're ready to let it go, then there are a couple of things you can hope for. For instance, a streaming service could step in to fund a new season o...
07:26 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Nexa3D needs your cash to make its 'ultrafast' 3D printer
Not long ago, we saw a new kind of super-fast 3D printer that works by "growing" objects from resin, rather than laboriously depositing the print material in layers. Another company called N...
06:03 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Domino's makes ordering pizza dangerous with 'Easy Order' button
With more than half of its customers now ordering via its mobile apps, it's fair to say that Domino's has pizza delivery down to a fine art. But in this modern age, there's always room ...
05:48 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget EE is considering whether to block ads on customers' phones
The ability to block online ads could soon come from an unlikely source. Instead of installing a browser extension or a third-party iOS app, there's a chance Brits will be given the option by the...
04:20 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars' promo turns your Google account to the dark side
One downside of being a billion-dollar movie studio that owns one of history's most popular film series is that it's hard getting the word out about new releases. Take Disney, which is strug...
01:26 am -05 - Mon, November 23, 2015
Engadget Nano-sized diamond thread may be a super-strong wonder material
Move over, graphene -- you're not the only miracle material in town. Australian researchers have discovered that diamond nanothreads (one-dimensional diamond crystals capped with hydrogen) could...
11:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget Two-player synthesizer looks just as wild as it sounds
Noodling on a synthesizer is normally a solo affair, but Ben Bengler and Fiore Martin have found a way to spice things up. Their Collidoscope lets two musicians play in tandem thanks to the combinati...
09:50 pm -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget Scientists create quantum entanglement at room temperature
Quantum entanglement, where two particles are inextricably linked, is a real thing. However, creating that odd behavior has been extremely difficult so far -- you have to cool things down to near abs...
08:14 pm -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget A 'Dragon Quest' game is coming to PCs through Steam
At long last, you can get a Dragon Quest game on Steam... if not quite the role-playing game you might be hoping for. Square Enix has revealed that Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and t...
06:40 pm -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget FanDuel warned staff against winning too often on rival sites
DraftKings and FanDuel may have bitten off more than they can chew when they sued New York to keep their daily fantasy sports games alive in the state. FanDuel's corporate policies from before i...
05:05 pm -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget Researchers create working electronics inside a rose
Plants and electronics frequently get along, but you don't see electronics in plants -- not surprisingly, it's hard to insert circuitry without killing the host. Swedish scientists just ove...
03:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget China and the US create a 'space hotline' to avoid conflicts
The Kremlin and the White House famously established a hotline between each other during the Cold War to avoid annihilating each other by mistake, and history is repeating itself now that China is a p...
02:02 pm -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget Microsoft app tries to lure you from Android to a Windows phone
It's true that Windows Phone (and now Windows 10 Mobile) doesn't have as many apps as Android or iOS. However, the perception of that app deficit may be just as problematic -- why would you...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget Motorola's Chicago flagship store is the antithesis of an Apple store
Motorola has exactly one retail store, and it's located in the heart of Chicago's downtown Loop district. I happened to be in the area recently and stopped by on a Friday afternoon before it...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget After Math: That's it, we're calling security
It's been a heck of a week. With the world still reeling from the Paris attacks, more people than ever are concerned with their personal security. That's why we're featuring five of thi...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: The new Prius and a two-legged puppy
2016 is shaping up to be a tremendous year for green transportation. This week Honda announced plans to launch its Clarity Fuel Cell car next year in the US, while Gogoro is getting ready to roll out ...
05:06 am -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget Many of your Android apps send unnecessary hidden data
It won't shock you to hear that Android apps send a lot of data, but you may be surprised at how much of it isn't really necessary... or public, for that matter. MIT researchers have determi...
12:04 am -05 - Sun, November 22, 2015
Engadget Oddball machine makes 'analog' techno music with vinyl records
Many techno DJs are used to playing music on vinyl, but creating it? That's another matter. However, Graham Dunning has found a wonderfully strange way to make that idea work. His Mechanical Tech...
10:16 pm -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget Check your credit card transactions: 54 Starwood hotels hit by malware
Third-party forensic experts have discovered that the point-of-sale systems in 54 Starwood hotels across the US and Canada were infected with malware. The company has listed all the locations in its P...
08:43 pm -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget Teens have trouble telling between Google ads and search links
You may have have a keen eye for that golden "ad" marker when you're searching Google, but not everyone is so astute. UK watchdog Ofcom has posted a study showing that just 31 percent ...
07:08 pm -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget The Marines start training Google's 160-pound robo-dog Spot
Spot, the silent robo-dog made by Google-owned company Boston Dynamics, enjoyed the great outdoors for a week back in September. Not to fetch sticks or roll around in the grass, but to train... with t...
05:35 pm -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget Leaked Apple support app could save you a trip to the store
The Genius Bars in Apple's retail stores are supposed to be convenient ways to answer questions and get repairs, but the ever-growing deluge of customers sometimes makes it a pain. Ever waited 2...
04:02 pm -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget Pepsi Phone comes out of the blue in China
We don't exactly know why, but China seems to have a thing for the Pepsi brand. Following the Pepsi edition Oppo N1, another company from the Far East is launching a new device that's simply...
02:29 pm -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget Here's how ISIS tries to keep its online activity a secret
It's no longer surprising that ISIS uses Telegram's secure messaging to conduct its terror campaigns, but what other tools does it use to keep its online actions under wraps? Thanks to rese...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's Hot Pocket-lypse Now
With the release of Fallout 4 you need sustenance when wandering the wastelands. Ben mods the game controller mounted Hot Pockets dispenser build with motors and 3D Printing. Survive the Hot Pocketlyp...
11:30 am -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget These are the robots taking our jobs
Robots have been helping out around the house for decades, but now that they've been at it for a while, they're almost ready to be deployed into the work force. It's a trial period real...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' is a different kind of hero
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 -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Buzzing blind guide, lab-grown voice and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Doctor's used bioengineering to grow fresh vocal cords that they say sound just like the real thing. Haptic feedback headbands are helping to guide sight-disabled ...
07:00 am -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget EFF's new website keeps an eye on social media censorship
Facebook, Instagram and other social media websites had been in hot water many, many times in the past for purging content other users deem inappropriate. In order to pinpoint the exact reasons for th...
05:00 am -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget Microsoft HoloLens to provide AR demos in Volvo showrooms
Microsoft and Volvo have joined forces, thankfully not for the sake of creating a gaudy car-themed phone, but to equip the automaker's showrooms with HoloLens headsets. Starting next year, Volvo ...
01:50 am -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Echo speaker wants to play games with you
Amazon seems bound and determined to not let its internet-connected w&uuml;nderspeaker, the Echo, fall prey to the same fate as the Fire TV and Fire Phone. Good on Jeff Bezos for that. In case you...
12:21 am -05 - Sat, November 21, 2015
Engadget This fitness tracking app pays you to walk more
Having a hard time motivating yourself to exercise? What if somebody offered to pay you work out? That's the idea behind Bitwalking -- an app, digital currency and marketplace that pays its users...
10:41 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Nintendo opened an eBay store for some reason
Looking for a good deal on a refurbished Wii U, but don't like using Nintendo's clunky online shop? Now you have another option -- the company just opened an official eBay store, stocked wit...
09:35 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Oculus Concepts collects experimental mobile VR 'games' in one spot
Virtual reality is nothing if not an awesome font for weird little experiences, but they can be kind of difficult to find. Some are on Steam, some are available elsewhere. Oculus is hoping that Oculus...
08:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget NASA orders SpaceX to taxi astronauts to the ISS in 2017
Right now, flying to the International Space Station means leaving from Russia, but it won't always be that way. Today, NASA announced that it officially ordered a crew rotation mission from Elon...
07:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Chill optional: 51 percent of US internet users watch Netflix
Netflix's robust content library has helped it top nearly 70 million subscribers worldwide. Not surprisingly, the majority of those come from the US, where the streaming service has over 43 milli...
06:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Shift is a debit card for your bitcoin wallet
Even though the banking industry and US regulators are getting on board the bitcoin train, actually spending your hard-mined bitcoins can be a bit tricky. Luckily, Coinbase debuted a solution on Frida...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Death becomes us in 'Darksiders 2'
When publisher THQ went bankrupt a few years back it was a staggering blow to the game industry. Sure, the company made some flops (oh hi, Homefront), but it also published some killer games like the ...
05:03 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Rdio will transition subscribers to free accounts after November 23rd
Following the news of Rdio's bankruptcy filing and sale to Pandora, the company offered some details on how its users can expect their streaming accounts to ride off into the sunset. Starting Nov...
04:38 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the iPad Pro in under a minute
Had trouble reading every single word of my iPad Pro review? It's okay, writing all of those words was kind of hard, too. For those of you with shorter attention spans, here's the abridged v...
04:11 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Facebook at Work rolls out a dedicated chat app on Android
Facebook at Work caters to businesses, allowing employees to communicate and share documents on private channels, and this week it adds a new mobile feature called Work Chat. Work Chat is a separate m...
03:45 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Facebook has a cure for your broken heart: more Facebook
Your best friend, Facebook &mdash; you know the one who toyed with your emotions for personal gain; repeatedly brought up moments you'd rather forget; and refused to call you by your chosen n...
03:24 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Hillary Clinton calls for cooperation on encryption
The debate over smartphone, app and data encryption rages on in the US. With the recent events in Paris only fueling the fire for those arguing for backdoor access, Democratic presidential candidate H...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget The challenges of running a modern VFX Studio
We've come a long way since the Harryhausen-era of special effects. Instead of countless hours spent adjusting claymation models, modern VFX require more computer processing power than the moon m...
02:35 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget VW's emissions shenanigans may go back as far as 2009
Volkswagen has disclosed to regulators that issues with emissions from its larger cars and SUVs may actually date back more than six years and encompass thousands of more vehicles, the EPA reported on...
02:07 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Virtual reality shooter 'Gunjack' is ready for Samsung's Gear VR
Just in time for today's launch of Samsung's consumer Gear VR, developer and publisher CCP is making Gunjack available for the headset. The virtual reality game, powered by Unreal Engine 4, ...
01:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Dyson's $1,200 robotic vacuum is expensive, but also the best
Dyson is very confident about its new vacuum. Then again, with this price, it has to be. On sale now in Japan for just shy of 150,000 yen ($1,200), the 360 Eye is the company's first robotic mode...
01:21 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Samsung's consumer Gear VR is available now for $99
We knew it was coming, but now it's finally here. Samsung's newly improved virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, is launching today in the US for $99. This iteration of the Gear VR is, witho...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget 7 awesome gaming gifts
Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many optio...
12:46 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Tesla recalls 90,000 Model S sedans to check possible seatbelt defect
Due to a possible defect in the front seatbelts, Tesla is recalling 90,000 of its Model S electric sedans. The company announced the voluntary recall today, adding that the cost of recalling so many v...
12:42 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Watch live streamers play developers at their own games for charity
Erin Robinson Swink, developer of the hand-painted space-physics game, Gravity Ghost, has a simple reason driving her passion for green energy and environmental advocacy: asthma. "I remember how ...
12:22 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Experience the Paris vigils using the New York Times' VR app
The New York Times launched its virtual reality news app last month, and in the wake of the Paris attacks last week, it's giving readers a glimpse at the heartbeat of the city. The NYT VR app all...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget The best wireless exercise 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.After considering a total of 145 sport-specific headphone...
11:41 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget The world's fastest consumer CPU probably isn't worth the upgrade
If you're able to splurge on Intel's high-end Xeon CPUs, then congratulations, Mr. McDuck! For the rest of us, the next best option is Intel's fastest consumer processor, the Core i7-59...
11:20 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget NSA spied on your email even after program was shut down
The New York Times is reporting that the NSA developed a way to spy on our emails even after the program allowing it to do so was shut down. Until December 2011, the agency was entitled to bulk-collec...
10:55 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget The prison-building simulator that makes you part of the problem
It wasn't supposed to be this way. I started off with altruistic intentions. I was going to create a spacious, roomy penitentiary. I was going to double the minimum size of cells. There was going...
10:30 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget WSJ: China's government wants homegrown, backdoor-free phones
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that China's government has now leant on ZTE to produce a smartphone using predominantly local hardware that'll run COS, a homegrown operating system tha...
10:08 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget The best stories in 'Fallout 4' are the ones you can't spoil
A few weeks ago, a malicious person created a new user account on Engadget (a time-consuming process in its own right) and dropped a massive pair of Fallout 4 spoilers in the comments of my Pip-Boy ed...
09:41 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget NASA's FireSat system will be able to detect wildfires from space
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and San Francisco-based company Quadra Pi R2E are developing a space-based wildfire detector that can keep an eye on the whole world. This system, called FireSat,...
09:31 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Game's 'Christmas Shopper' sequel is hilariously bad
The insanity of Black Friday is almost upon us and to celebrate, British retailer Game has dropped an intentionally bad PC and Mac title called Christmas Shopper Simulator 2: Black Friday. That's...
09:22 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget USA Today: California wrongly wiretapped 52,000 people
USA Today is claiming to have uncovered evidence that prosecutors in the state of California violated federal law by improperly authorizing the use of wiretaps. The paper believes that drug investigat...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget 'The Martian VR' teaser flies Gear VR owners to the planet's surface
Adding a highlight to the new $99 Gear VR headset launching today, Samsung and Fox are delivering a preview of The Martian VR. When the full experience launches, it will take people directly into the ...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Pigeon cancer detection, pill stethoscope and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers were able to train pigeons to choose whether medical images contain a benign or malignant tumor with 99 accuracy. MIT scientists made a biomonitoring pill t...
08:32 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Yahoo restricting Mail accounts if it detects ad-blockers
Yahoo is reportedly preventing some of its users with ad blockers installed on their computers from accessing their email accounts. Digiday has spotted a thread on the Adblock Plus forums with complai...
08:32 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Yahoo restricting Mail accounts if it detects ad-blockers (updated)
Yahoo is reportedly preventing some of its users with ad blockers installed on their computers from accessing their email accounts. Digiday has spotted a thread on the Adblock Plus forums with complai...
08:10 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Apple now lets Brits order online and pick up in-store
Apple already offers free next-day delivery for online purchases, as well as convenient local pickup points, but as of today, you also have the option of collecting your order in-store instead. Look a...
07:58 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Headband detects obstacles and guides the blind haptically
Until scientists perfect bionic vision, shouldn't there be a better way for the blind to get around than a simple cane? That's the idea behind Sentiri, a proximity-sensing headband that help...
07:05 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Black Friday deals include $299 Xbox One bundles
Microsoft is desperate for the Xbox One to make an impact this holiday season. In addition to a slew of exclusive games, including Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Motorsport 6, th...
06:10 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget 'GTA V' will never feel the same with this hydraulic rig
Grand Theft Auto V provides the perfect playground for car junkies that want to perform some Furious 7-inspired stunts. Take this clip of a player landing his favorite ride inside a flying cargo plane...
06:10 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget 'GTA V' will never feel the same with this crazy driving rig
Grand Theft Auto V is the perfect playground for car junkies that want to perform some virtual Furious 7-inspired stunts. Take this clip of a player landing his favorite ride inside a flying cargo pla...
05:28 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Channel 4's All 4 will soon support Chromecast streaming
Love Channel 4 shows like Peep Show, Humans and Grand Designs? Own a Chromecast? If your answer to both of those questions is "yes," then we've got some good news for you. From November...
04:35 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Elon Musk is making Tesla's self-driving software a priority
Tesla might have chosen to put more limits on Autopilot, but that doesn't mean it's slowing down the software's development, as well. In fact, Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that he&...
03:00 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget FCC Chairman gives T-Mobile's Binge On the thumbs up
T-Mobile's Binge On feature, which allows subscribers to watch videos from select services without using up their data, has raised eyebrows... and net neutrality concerns. FCC Chairman Tom Wheele...
01:28 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget MIT researchers develop ingestible sensor to measure vital signs
Stethoscopes listen to your body. These acoustic devices have been around since the 19th century and are still the norm for auscultating or examining the internal sounds of your body. But a team of re...
12:20 am -05 - Fri, November 20, 2015
Engadget Sony's adding PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility to the PS4
Revisiting PlayStation 2 games (at this point) might cost more than you expect. Sony and Electronic Arts have a Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle available right now and with it comes a quar...
11:35 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Adorable, grisly adventure game 'Jenny LeClue' hits PS4 in 2016
Jenny LeClue is a coming-of-age story wrapped in a choose-your-own-adventure novel and tied up with the pixelated ribbon of a point-and-click detective game. And it's coming to PlayStation 4 next...
11:06 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Durex thinks a condom emoji can help promote safe sex
Look, there's already a taco emoji, so it doesn't seem far fetched to have one that represents a condom as well. After all, despite their obvious differences, they both have something in com...
10:35 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget 'Hotline Miami' sale benefits the artists behind those wild soundtracks
Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number are both dense, addictive and brutal -- and a lot of those adjectives come courtesy of the games' soundtracks. In recognition of this musical magni...
10:06 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Telegram founder knew ISIS was using his service before Paris attacks
Secure messaging service Telegram announced on Wednesday it had shut down 78 ISIS-related channels since the deadly attacks on Paris and Beirut, alongside a statement saying the company was "dist...
10:06 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Telegram founder knew ISIS was using his service before Paris attacks (update)
Secure messaging service Telegram announced on Wednesday it had shut down 78 ISIS-related channels since the deadly attacks on Paris and Beirut, alongside a statement saying the company was "dist...
09:35 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget NASA's growing flowers on the ISS for the first time
Following upon its initial successes with lettuce back in August, NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station are attempting to coerce a colony of zinnias to flower for the first time. The ...
09:06 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Cyberpunk noir game 'Read Only Memories' heads to PS4 and Vita
Read Only Memories, a pixelated adventure game set in the futuristic city of Neo-San Fransisco, will make its way to PlayStation 4 and Vita "soon," developer Midboss announced in a new trail...
08:35 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now
A group of scientists at the University of Washington were able to successfully refrigerate water using an infrared laser. This is a big deal because researchers weren't even sure this was possib...
08:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget LG yanks its Watch Urbane 2nd Edition from stores
Did you have your eye on one of those new LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition from AT&amp;T? Well tough. LG just yanked the smartwatch from store shelves citing "a hardware issue which affects the da...
07:27 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Jimmy Iovine thinks women need help finding music
I was wondering to myself just the other day: Man, it is so hard to find music. I don't know how to turn on the radio. I don't know how to search for songs on Google. I don't know how t...
07:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Amazon Echo owners can create custom voice commands with IFTT
Telling Amazon's Alexa to play some music or add an item to your shopping list is pretty cool, but there comes a point where you start to feel the limits of the Echo's pre-programmed voice c...
07:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Amazon Echo owners can create custom voice commands with IFTTT
Telling Amazon's Alexa to play some music or add an item to your shopping list is pretty cool, but there comes a point where you start to feel the limits of the Echo's pre-programmed voice c...
06:35 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget New Balance unveils its first 3D-printed running shoe
Following in the footsteps of sportswear rival Adidas, New Balance today introduced its own 3D-printed running shoe. Created in collaboration with 3DSystems, a company known for offering 3D printing t...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: GoPro's Hero4 Silver camera, 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...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Answering the 'Call of Duty' in 'Black Ops III"
Another year, another Call of Duty campaign. It's almost comforting -- an annual tradition of unlocking weapons, leveling up and ultimately realizing that we're a lot worse at this game than...
05:22 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Google to move all of its cloud services under one umbrella
Google's shuffling its alphabet again. The company announced on Thursday that it will condense all of its cloud-based internet services -- including Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Ap...
05:16 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Amazon offers a free screenwriting tool to discover new stories
Amazon's original series have been on quite the run as of late, and the online retailer wants to help both aspiring and established screenwriters get their work discovered. To do just that, the c...
04:52 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Groupon's new CEO insists the company is 'misunderstood'
Last week Groupon's shares hit an all-time low, only days after appointing Rich Williams as its new CEO in place of co-founder Eric Lefkofsky. What's more, Groupon recently ceased operations...
04:41 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Facebook's making it easier to ignore your ex after a breakup
Social networking can be a little ...awkward after a break up -- forcing you to revisit potentially painful memories each time your ex posts a meme, status update or, worst of all, photo with their ne...
04:23 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget FDA approves world's first GMO fish: fast-growing Atlantic Salmon
In a landmark decision more than two decades in the making, the US Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of a genetically modified Atlantic Salmon variant on Thursday. The AquAdvantage s...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Let's have an argument about encryption
Government officials have been vexed for quite some time now that they can't surveil communications that use end-to-end encryption. Never mind that to crack encrypted platforms open for one spy w...
03:40 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget I just don't understand why Samsung's Galaxy View exists
The process is always the same. New gadget arrives, I use it heavily for a few days, and then slowly settle into the process of figuring out if it in fact serves a need in my life. Things were differe...
03:20 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Paris and the trail of social media misinformation
In the wake of the multi-pronged terror attacks on Paris last Friday, social media was awash with emotion; from concern and outrage to offers of support to those in need. Unfortunately, social media w...
02:56 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Google Fit gets real-time stats and grabs data from more wearables
Just in time to outfit your holiday workout regimen, Google its updating its Fit app with a few new features. First, the activity-tracking software now provides real-time distance, steps, pace and cal...
02:32 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Comcast's new streaming app doesn't count against your cap
Following T-Mobile's lead, Comcast is launching a new streaming TV app that will not count against users' data caps. The app, called Stream TV, is "an IP cable service delivered over [C...
02:10 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget 'Gravity Rush Remastered' launch date shifts up a week in Europe
Sony is doing the fine people of Europe a solid and pushing up the release date of Gravity Rush Remastered from February 10th to February 2nd. This is the new-and-improved, PlayStation 4 version of Gr...
01:49 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Someone made a giant Rubik's Cube in 'Fallout 4'
It seems there are two types of Fallout 4 gamers: those who want to do nothing but take out bad guys, and a very patient few who painstakingly create some incredible stuff. Case in point, this giant f...
01:27 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget 'Beyond: Two Souls' hits PS4 next week
When it comes to story-driven gameplay, few developers are quite as ambitious as Quantic Dream. We already knew that its PS3 titles, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, were coming to PS4, and now we�...
01:12 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Daily fantasy sports to stay in Massachusetts with new regulations
As the likes of DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo fight to keep their daily fantasy sites open in New York, they'll be able to do so in Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey announced the firs...
12:55 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Rumor has it Adele's new album won't hit Apple Music or Spotify
Adele's latest album, 25, is due to release on Friday -- but it's going to skip streaming sites like Apple Music and Spotify, The New York Times reports. Adele's previous records, 21 an...
12:55 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Rumor has it Adele's new album won't hit Apple Music or Spotify (update)
Adele's latest album, 25, is due to release on Friday -- but it's going to skip streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, The New York Times reports. Adele's previous records, 21...
12:50 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget YouTube foots the bill for video makers to fight copyright takedowns
YouTube is no stranger to cases of copyright infringement, and it's lending a hand to video creators who are involved in the disputes. The video-hosting site says that it will cover the legal fee...
12:36 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Google now lets you join Hangouts as a guest, no account needed
The worst thing about organizing an online meeting is squabbling over platform. Should you choose WebEx? Skype? Google? Your decision just got a little easier. As of today, you no longer need to have ...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget People tweeted their phone number and got spammed with cat facts
There are people who share their real phone numbers via a tweet. Yes, really. One programmer decided to teach those folks a lesson by spamming them with cat facts. Using phone numbers that were beamed...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget SeatGeek lets you easily resell tickets, transfer them to friends
SeatGeek has made a name for itself with its mobile app, which lets you snap up tickets for sporting events, concerts and the like, while also giving you a view of your seat. But starting today, you c...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget iPad Pro review: Big and powerful, but it won't replace your laptop
Here we are. Apple, the same company that once swore off styluses, and dismissed hybrid PCs as experiments gone wrong, is now selling a laptop/tablet mashup of its own. One that accepts pen input, at ...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Sport and Aim fitness tracker courtesy of Skulpt!
If you're serious about fitness (or want to be), stepping up your game beyond basic activity trackers couldn't hurt. Products like the Skulp Aim let you quantify your workout beyond steps by...
10:56 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget London Fire Brigade adopts Uber model to track and dispatch engines
When a fire breaks out in the heart of London, every second counts for the emergency services. To speed up its response times, the London Fire Brigade has adopted a new mobilising system that tracks t...
10:40 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Reuters bans RAW photos in questionable bid for authenticity
News agency Reuters will no longer accept photos shot in the RAW format, saying its freelancers are now required to submit JPEG photos shot in-camera. It told PetaPixel that it made the unusual move p...
10:21 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Astronomers image the birth of a planet, verifies formation theory
We already have a pretty good idea of how planets come into existence, but the first one astronomers ever imaged in the midst of formation is LkCa 15 b. The Jupiter-like protoplanet (that's the t...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Target and Indiegogo team up to get crowd-funded wares to retail
When you back a project on Indiegogo, Kickstarter or any other crowd-funding site, chances are you've never seen the product you're putting your faith (and cash) in the flesh. Target and Ind...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Self-balancing skateboards are illegal in New York, too
If you ride a self-balancing skateboard in New York, you won't have just the seething hatred of those around you to deal with. A tweet from NYPD's 26th precinct, since deleted, pointed out t...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget The Dojo gateway secures your smart TV and other home devices
Two things are true about the Internet of things: it's a fragmented mess and it's a target for hackers. The Foscam baby monitor hack reminded everyone that anything that's on a network ...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Robotic cats, Kickstarter fails and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: In today's cautionary tale, the recordbreaking drone company Zano Drone is going belly-up after shipping only 100 of the roughly 15,000 drones ordered. Hasbro'...
08:15 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Tinder CEO's 'sodomy' interview puts Match.com in hot water
Tinder CEO Sean Rad set the internet ablaze yesterday with a number of controversial comments made to the Evening Standard. He said he investigated a Vanity Fair reporter because he didn't like h...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget The UK government is getting its own 'Air Force One'
UK Prime Minister David Cameron and cabinet ministers are set to get their very own Air Force One under new government plans. Reuters reports that as part of a spending review due next week, Chancello...
05:53 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget LG throws its hat into the crowded mobile payment game
You might not be terribly excited about mobile payments, but there's a reason why there are so many out there, including Apple Pay, Android Pay and, yep, Samsung Pay. All of those companies get a...
05:08 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Amazon brings one-hour Prime Now deliveries to Newcastle
Just a day after it expanded its same-day delivery service to more of the UK, Amazon has added another big city to its list of Prime Now locations: Newcastle. The Northern city joins London and Birmin...
04:55 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Sky told it doesn't have to give BT a discount on Sky Sports
BT Sport is no longer the David to Sky Sports' Goliath. When it launched in August 2013, the underdog TV service weighed heavily on less popular football leagues such as Serie A in Italy and Ligu...
04:20 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Get some face time with a snarling dinosaur in virtual reality
Until the real version of Jurassic World opens the closest we'll get to going face-to-face with dinosaurs is in virtual reality. The folks at German game developer Crytek are helping that stopgap...
03:00 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Google Play will start labeling ad-supported apps
Google Play clearly states which applications have in-app purchases, and starting in 2016, it'll also be more transparent when it comes to ads. According to Droid Life, Mountain View has notified...
01:30 am -05 - Thu, November 19, 2015
Engadget Skype updates Android app so you can save video messages
Next time you receive a memorable video message on Skype that you want to keep forever, you can tap it and then choose Save to Gallery if you're using an Android device. The messaging application...
11:51 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget 'Don't Starve: Shipwrecked' lands on December 1st
So far, the cult hit Don't Starve has maintained a largely familiar (if decidedly weird) setting. There have been twists and turns, but you knew what you were getting into. Well, the developers a...
10:55 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Stagelight teaches you how to make music on your Android phone
If you like the idea of learning to compose music on your phone, your go-to app has typically been GarageBand on IOS. But what if you're rocking an Android phone and would rather not switch? Don&...
10:33 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Local Motors could melt your 3D-printed car to create a new one
You may know Local Motors as the company behind the Rally Fighter, but these days, it's best known for creating the world's first 3D-printed car. As the company prepares to sell those cars t...
09:34 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Carnegie Mellon says it didn't help the FBI hack Tor for money
The Tor network volunteers recently accused Carnegie Mellon University of helping feds uncover the identities of some shady website operators and users, including drug distributors and child pornograp...
09:03 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget DARPA wants your crazy robot pitches
DARPA is known for its amazing tech and scary robots. But it knows that somewhere out there, others are thinking of sweet automatons to help the Department of Defense. To that end, it has teamed up wi...
08:17 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Oppo embraces near-stock Android to sell more phones beyond China
It's relatively easy to buy Oppo's smartphones in many places around the world. However, it's still obvious that they were originally designed for Chinese buyers, who tend to favor heav...
07:56 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget This new security checkpoint could keep the TSA out of your bags
At the top of the list of "things that piss off air travelers" is, far and away, the hassle of having a bunch of TSA clownholes rummage through their bags at security checkpoints. However, a...
07:22 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Doctors can now grow human vocal cords in a lab
Used to be that if you damaged your vocal cords and needed a new set, doctors would have to shoot you full of immunosuppressants to keep your body from rejecting the cadaver-sourced replacements. Not ...
06:42 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Congress approves space mining, minus regulation
American companies now have the all-clear to pursue their dreams of mining in space. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, a...
06:17 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Samsung's latest smartphone camera loves the low light
Are you sick of disappointing low light photos taken on your smartphone? Samsung might have a solution for you. At an investor conference in Korea, the telecommunications brand announced a new camera ...
05:49 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Ralph Lauren starts testing interactive fitting rooms in NYC
Ralph Lauren isn't afraid to experiment with new tech. Last year, the brand introduced a smart shirt for athletes, designed to measure performance with conductive silver threads and other trackin...
05:29 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Telegram blocked 78 ISIS messaging channels this week
As details emerged after ISIS' coordinated, deadly attacks on Paris and Beirut last week, one name stood out in conversations about communications channels: Telegram. ISIS operatives use Telegram...
05:06 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Google's iPhone app gets better (looking)
Not to be outdone by Microsoft's new Bing app for the iPhone, Google has just released version 10 of its main iOS search-focused app. It's not a massive revision like Microsoft released toda...
04:44 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget It's time to secure your Amazon account with two-factor authentication
Relying solely on passwords to secure important accounts may be outdated, but until they're gone for good your best alternative is locking things down with two-factor authentication: Amazon. Cons...
04:20 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Vine's new feature lets you remix audio on top of existing clips
Sometimes you come across a Vine that you'd like to put your own spin on. To help make that process a little easier, the app now sports a remix tool that allows you to create new audio for the lo...
03:56 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Zano mini drone project shuts down following delays
The Zano mini drone project held a lot promise: not only was it supposed to make camera drones affordable, but it was Europe's most successful Kickstarter campaign to date. Unfortunately, though,...
03:25 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Instagram won't let feed-reading apps browse your pics anymore
If you're one of the few still using a third-party app to browse Instagram feeds, you'll need to make other arrangements soon. The photo-sharing app is killing support of the feed API that a...
02:57 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Facebook is testing a new set of tools for nonprofits
Facebook wants to make it easier for nonprofits to collect donations and spread awareness of their causes. The social media giant recently announced that it's testing a new feature called "f...
02:37 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Google search can stream apps to your Android phone
Ever found something on the web that would be better-served by an app, but didn't relish the thought of downloading the app to give it a shot? Google clearly has: as part of a broader mobile sea...
02:37 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Google search can 'stream' apps to your Android phone
Ever found something on the web that would be better-served by an app, but didn't relish the thought of downloading the app to give it a shot? Google clearly has: as part of a broader mobile sear...
02:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Garmin's working on an Android streaming stick for your TV
Although Garmin is mostly known for its GPS navigation systems, the company recently started expanding its scope to other things like wearables. Now, according to FCC documents, Garmin looks to be rea...
01:51 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget NY Attorney General targets Yahoo's daily fantasy sports next
Yahoo is no stranger to fantasy sports, and its foray into daily fantasy games grabbed the attention of regulators in New York. The internet company is being included in the inquiry into daily fantasy...
01:26 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Too good to survive: The rise and fall of Rdio
Spotify is probably how most Americans were introduced to streaming music over the last four years or so -- the service has grown by leaps and bounds since it launched in the US in July of 2011. But a...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget 6 futuristic cars powered entirely by the sun
By Cat DiStasioInnovators around the world are obsessed with harnessing the power of the sun. Solar energy has been used to power lamps that light up the night, to run desalinators that create clean d...
12:27 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Dunkin' Donuts takes aim at Starbucks with mobile ordering and delivery
You can already order your coffee from Starbucks before you get there, and soon you may be able to do the same from another popular purveyor of the brew. Dunkin' Donuts is testing mobile ordering...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Picking your penguin
Welcome back to another episode of Dear Veronica! This week, we have some great responses from you guys from our most recent "Question to the Crowd" from Tiyana. Watch to see how you guys th...
11:37 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' is delayed to August 2016
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is due to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 23rd, 2016 -- though it was originally scheduled to launch on February 23rd. Eidos Montreal head David Anfossi announced...
11:17 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Bing for iPhone makes it easy to jump from search straight to your apps
As Windows Phone continues to struggle, Microsoft has turned its focus towards making its trademark services like Office, Outlook and Bing available on Android and iOS. Today, the Bing app for the iPh...
11:11 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Air Force torch cuts through locks like a hot knife through butter
Firefighters, police and soldiers don't have many good options when they want to breach a door: blowtorches and lock picks are usually slow, while battering rams, explosives and guns aren't ...
10:51 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget AVG is crowdfunding a router, but wait for its privacy policy
Antivirus company AVG is taking to Indiegogo to crowdfund a router called Chime that it believes will fix your home's WiFi issues. Solitarily, a Chime is a fairly simple 802.11ac dual-band router...
10:30 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget The video game 'outsiders' creating VR art that makes you think
When Tale of Tales announced its departure from the gaming industry after 12 years of creating eccentric, cult-hit experiences, Twitter lit up with messages extolling the studio's impact on the i...
10:02 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget NASA sends its Valkyrie humanoid robots to college
NASA wants to send its 6-foot-tall, 290-pound humanoid robot R5 (which also goes by the more intimidating name "Valkyrie") to Mars and other extraterrestrial locations. The agency originally...
09:47 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget BT Sport ads banned for promoting 'free' Champions League coverage
Once again, BT has been criticised for promoting its BT Sport channels with "misleading" TV ads. The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told the company to pull a number of ...
09:41 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Rdio's collapse will hurt Sony, Roku and Shazam
When a company goes under, the firms that it still owes money to have to bear the pain of those unpaid debts. Rdio's collapse has, unfortunately, sent ramifications through the tech and music ind...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch gets an official charging dock for $79
That didn't take long. Hot on the heels of a couple of leaks, Apple has released its very own Watch perch: meet the Magnetic Charging Dock. Fork over $79 and you'll get a plastic, Lightning-...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Long distance loving, NASA's ice news and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA scientists are tracking sea ice and say the Antarctic mass is larger than we've ever seen since satellite tracking began in the 70's. Sadly, it's st...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget IBM's supercomputer knows what'll be hot this holiday
After elbowing its way into hospitals and restaurants, it was inevitable that IBM's supercomputer would turn its attention towards the retail business. IBM has launched Watson Trend, a service th...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Ring's video doorbell let me banish unwanted visitors
If you live in a well-heeled apartment building it's likely that you have the use of a video intercom. People ring your bell and you can not only speak to them, but see them as well, which is use...
08:32 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget The freedom to explore most open-world games is a lie
Open-world games aren't going away anytime soon, but more often than not when we play them we're being led around by a breadcrumb trail instead of actually exploring. Sometimes even quite li...
07:46 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Horror game 'The Park' creeps onto consoles in 2016
The Park, a dark thriller about a child lost in an amusement park, was not everybody's cup of tea when it came out for the PC on Halloween. But we certainly had fun with the messed-up, H.P. Lovec...
06:58 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget NASA wants to find out why zero G impairs human eyesight
A previous NASA study proved that space can impair an astronaut's vision, which is a huge problem if we want to start sending humans to Mars. That's why the agency has launched a new study t...
06:51 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget BBC to kill Red Button services in bid to save 150 million
As the BBC continues to streamline its operations following a less than glowing government review, the broadcaster has announced a fresh round of cuts that it says will "address a shortfall"...
06:51 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget BBC could kill Red Button services in bid to save 150 million
As the BBC continues to streamline its operations following a less than glowing government review, the broadcaster has announced a fresh round of cuts that it says will "address a shortfall"...
06:18 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Amazon expands same-day Prime deliveries to more of the UK
Amazon only just launched its free, same-day delivery option for Prime members a few weeks ago, but already it's expanding the convenience to other parts of the UK. Previously available in Greate...
05:30 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Sky reinvents itself with Sky Q
Television is going through a period of transition that's greater than almost anything that's been seen up to this point. The inexorable rise of the internet, smartphones, tablets and on-dem...
04:50 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Scientists build atom-scale sub that moves at 'breakneck' speeds
There are still no nanobots plying our bloodstreams, seeking and destroying cancer and other diseases. However, scientists at Rice University have just built a molecule-scale "submarine," so...
04:28 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget The UK is closing all of its coal power stations
The UK's last fifteen coal power stations are to be closed within the next decade under new government plans. In an announcement, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd confirmed that in ...
03:26 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget UK to create cybersecurity forces to fight off ISIS hackers
The UK is boosting its cybersecurity efforts after government officials learned that ISIS is planning to launch cyber attacks on various infrastructures, such as hospitals, banks and air traffic contr...
01:27 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget Google lowers minimum app prices in 17 countries
To many people around the globe, 99-cent apps might still be too expensive. In an effort to reach more people worldwide, Google has lowered the minimum app price in the Play Store for 17 countries, af...
12:00 am -05 - Wed, November 18, 2015
Engadget YouTube Kids entertains children outside of the US
Some seven months after launching, YouTube Kids is expanding outside of America. Folks living in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom can access the family friendly section o...
10:42 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget NASA's chemical 'laptop' would help find life on other planets
Planetary rovers can already find potential signs of life, but they're not really meant to find life itself. NASA may have just the device to find that concrete evidence, though. Its newly test...
09:16 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget DJI's drone safety system has you signing up to fly in some areas
DJI is understandably nervous about where you fly its drones given that one owner trespassed on White House grounds, and it's rolling out a new geofencing system to make sure that these kinds of ...
08:53 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'High Castle,' 'Jessica Jones,' 'SW: Battlefront'
This week two of the biggest releases come from streaming services. Netflix premieres its second Marvel series with Jessica Jones, while Amazon Prime has its adaptation of a Philip K. Dick novel, The ...
07:52 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Commerce Department gets its first ever Chief Data Scientist
Want proof that US officials are taking data seriously? Just look at the Commerce Department. It's following in the White House's footsteps by hiring its first ever Chief Data Scientist, J...
07:08 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget ISIS' online presence reportedly includes a 24-hour 'help desk'
The terrorist group known as ISIS has ramped up its online outreach efforts in a big way over the past year, including establishing a 24-hour help desk that teaches members how to use encryption and o...
06:28 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Congress considers letting US companies hack Chinese attackers
Your parents probably told you that revenge solves nothing, but the US might be willing to make an exception to that rule when it comes to hacks. A Congressional commission's report suggests tha...
05:59 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Pushbullet's 'Pro' syncing service is stuff that used to be free
Pushbullet, the mighty app that lets you sync notifications, links, photos and SMS between your phone and computer, has just announced that it will be offering a Pro tier. But here's the kicker: ...
05:44 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget The Apple Watch looks like it's getting an official dock
If you've been wishing for an Apple-made dock to go with your Watch, you should start making room for it soon. Based on a couple of leaks, the Cupertino company appears to be ready to introduce a...
05:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Crushing the Rebel scum in 'Star Wars: Battlefront'
Not too long from now, on a Twitch stream in the very near future, Sean Buckley and myself will be blasting Rebel scum in Star Wars: Battlefront. The sci-fi shooter's the topic du jour on the lat...
04:40 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Google has been completely redesigned with a focus on communities
Much like the Google logo before it, Google+ is being completely reinvented today. In a blog post, Google says that after pulling in feedback from users it has decided to focus the former do-everythin...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Todoist is bringing its popular productivity app to Windows 10
Todoist's take on the to-do list is handy for keep your daily agenda organized, and now it's available for Windows 10 users. The free productivity app is available for Microsoft's opera...
04:05 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Anonymous goes to war with ISIS over Paris attacks
In the wake of ISIS' coordinated attacks on Paris Friday night that left 129 civilians dead and scores more injured, the loosely-affiliated hacker collective known as Anonymous announced Sunday t...
03:41 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget The original 'Valkyria Chronicles' heads to PS4 in HD (in Japan)
Valkyria Chronicles, Sega's strategy RPG that hit the PlayStation 3 in 2008, is getting an HD upgrade for a launch on PS4, Famitsu reports (as translated by Gematsu). The remake is confirmed for ...
03:12 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget The Toyota i-Road is the funnest electric vehicle on three wheels
While typically underpowered, small cars can be a hoot to zip around dense cities. They weave in and out of traffic that trap larger vehicles and more importantly, they're easier to park. The ele...
02:48 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Vudu movies take advantage of your Dolby Atmos and Vision gear
If you've been itching to put your Dolby Atmos- and Vision-capable home theater gear to work, you'll be glad to know that you now have one more streaming option besides Microsoft and Netflix...
02:25 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Pyro Mini turns your boring old wrists into flamethrowers
In 2014, magic retailer Ellusionist released a device called Pyro that shoots fireballs from your wrist. Now, a year later, the brand is releasing a smaller, more capable version of its predecessor; m...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Sony's X900C 4K television isn't perfect, but it makes a good case for Android TV
We're already living in the future. Virtually every appliance in the modern home has become smarter thanks to ubiquitous internet connectivity, and the same goes for televisions as well. What use...
01:42 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget LED implants could ease your pain
One day, eliminating pain may just be a matter of flicking on a light. Scientists have shown that you can implant LEDs that stop neurons from firing and cut out pain reception. The current technique...
01:21 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget LG's smart TVs will stream Google Play movies this month
Who said that TVs with Google Play Movies &amp; TV had to be running Android? Certainly not LG. It just announced that many of its recent smart TVs (including both webOS- and NetCast-based model...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Tumblr gives you an easy way to make reaction GIFs on mobile
Tumblr made it easier to search for GIFs earlier this year, but if you're tired of seeing the same old stuff, you'll like this update a lot better. The social network has created a built-in ...
12:55 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Parrot's Bebop 2 drone doubles flight time to 25 minutes
If you haven't already bought one of the hundreds of drones that seem to be filling the market, Parrot has a new version of its personal flying camera. The Bebop 2 now has a 25 minute flight time...
12:44 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Galaxy Note 5 wrapper warns you to insert the pen the right way
You probably don't need someone to tell you to insert the Galaxy Note 5's pen the right way, but Samsung isn't about to take any chances. As evidenced in a recent unboxing, at least som...
12:24 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Scientists chart Mach 7 winds on a Jupiter-sized exoplanet
When scientists discovered a Jupiter-sized exoplanet in the Vulpecula constellation, they knew the weather there wasn't great. That's because HD 189733b orbits its star every 2.2 days at a s...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget The best vacuum cleaners
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.We've spent 280 hours researching and testing...
11:45 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay goes live in Canada, but only for American Express customers
Apple Pay has been available in locales outside of the US already, and now our neighbors to the north are getting in on the action. Cupertino's mobile payments tech is now available in Canada, so...
11:30 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Meet the high school dropout paving the way for indie eSports
It sounds like a classic Silicon Valley success story: A young, inexperienced entrepreneur drops out of school to pursue his dreams and ends up founding an influential, innovative company. Except, Ale...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Athena router and range extender courtesy of Amped Wireless!
Even if you're in a tiny studio apartment that keeps you in arm's reach of your router at all times, you could probably do with a high-powered upgrade. Amped Wireless' Athena AC2600 dua...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Google Photos saves space by deleting photos you've already backed up
Google Photos is a handy way to backup and organize images, and starting today, Android users are getting new features to help with the task. First, a "Free Up Space" option in the Settings ...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Google Photos saves space by deleting images you've already backed up
Google Photos is a handy way to backup and organize images, and starting today, Android users are getting new features to help with the task. First, a "Free Up Space" option in the Settings ...
10:30 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Getting out of the garage and into VR with 'Dungeons and Dragons'
When I was a kid, my best friend's garage was a magical place. My friends and I would gather around a dirty table on cold winter nights, huddled between unused sports equipment and the family...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Here's what our readers think of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus aren't going to wow you with a new design -- that's not the point of Apple's 's' phones. Instead, they offer a lot of under-the-hood updates, includi...
09:35 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Robots learn to grasp objects by practicing and teaching each other
Even for robots, practice makes perfect. At least that's how it works for the technique developed by Brown University assistant professor Stefanie Tellex, which teaches robots how to pick up obje...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Figment VR is an iPhone case that turns into a VR headset
Google's low-end Cardboard headset is by far the cheapest and easiest way to get started with virtual reality. Unfortunately, it isn't exactly super portable and it's not very durable e...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA's new Shield Tablet is just like the old one, but cheaper
NVIDIA's first Shield tablet was a device that got almost everything right: The 8-inch slate had a crisp display flanked by twin speakers, a surprisingly precise built-in stylus and a powerful 19...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Translation megaphone, live-caption headwear and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A crowdfunding campaign to help the hearing impaired pairs a Google Glass-like head display with a mini-computer to create real-time closed captioning. International tr...
08:30 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget 'Need for Speed' balances opponents and adds neon later this month
Need for Speed is one of this fall's best games (it really does deserve your attention) and it's about to receive some changes. First up are tweaks to the game's computer-controlled opp...
08:15 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget UK lads mags FHM and Zoo to disappear from shelves
For many young men growing up in the nineties and early noughties, FHM and Zoo were the very definition of "lad culture." Bedroom walls across Britain used to be filled with blu-tacked pages...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget 3DR's Solo drone can update no-fly zones in real time
Now that drones are everywhere, pilots keep blundering into no-fly zones, threatening people and airliners alike. Most of the time these are simple mistakes, so drone-maker 3DR has launched a new vent...
06:51 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Ford's new Sync Connect app lets you remotely start your car
How do you know that app-connected cars are going to become the norm rather than the exception? When Ford decides to get in on the action. The firm has announced the launch of its Sync Connect app tha...
05:50 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Volta Flyer is a solar-powered build-it-yourself toy plane
Kids have much, much fancier toys to play with these days. The Volta Flyer is one of them: it works kind of like a paper plane, except it's made of sturdier materials and has a solar panel to kee...
05:35 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget 5Gbps broadband is coming to Britain, for 399 per month
Words like "superfast" and "ultrafast" are thrown around all the time to describe home broadband in the UK. Of course, what we really want to know are the cold, hard numbers. Downl...
04:40 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget MetroPCS' new music streaming product doesn't use up your data
If you're a music-loving MetroPCS customers, you'll want to know about this. The prepaid provider has just launched a new streaming product called "Music Unlimited" that gives you ...
03:48 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay now supports TSB and Tesco Bank in the UK
Apple Pay is now firmly established in the UK, but since the service went live in July, a handful of banks have bided their time and left customers waiting for smartphone payments. Luckily, two more c...
03:35 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Nest's latest thermostat comes to the UK with hot water controls
A month after its US launch, Nest's third-generation thermostat has arrived in Britain. The hardware might look familiar, but it has a few extra tricks that separate it from previous versions and...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Gogoro rides its battery-swapping electric scooter into Amsterdam
After launching in the scooter-drenched city of Taipei, Taiwan, Gogoro is setting its sights on Europe; Amsterdam specifically. Today the company announced that it's headed for the capital of the...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget ASUS Chromebit review: Turn any display into a Chrome OS machine
If you've got some spare time, search for the words "Android dongle" on eBay -- your screen will be filled with little, Android-powered HDMI doodads that purport to make your dumb TV sm...
02:01 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Researchers discover the source of animals' natural compasses
For years, biologists have pondered how so many members of the animal kingdom -- from fruit flies and pigeons to sea turtles and wolves -- are able to navigate long distances apparently by sensing the...
12:32 am -05 - Tue, November 17, 2015
Engadget Microsoft uses 'Minecraft' to teach your kid how to code
You can get kids to do a lot if you promise them Minecraft... just ask parents who've watched their children race through chores to get some building time. And Microsoft knows this, too. It just ...
11:18 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Twitch private messages make their way to mobile
Twitch introduced its private messaging, dubbed Whisper, almost six months ago and now the system is rolling out to mobile. Like normal, a small number of Android users will get the functionality firs...
10:46 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Sony's crowdfunded e-paper watch is coming to Japanese stores
Sony's one-of-a-kind FES Watch is about to become more than a clever crowdfunded idea. The mostly e-paper timepiece is going on sale in Tokyo at Omotesando's MoMA Design Store on November 2...
10:02 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Xbox One update brings back Xbox 360's universal controller settings
You don't need to drop $150 on the Xbox One Elite controller to get access to one of its most prominent features: remapping the gamepad's buttons. Tucked away inside the Xbox One's new ...
08:50 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget FAA: No, you won't need to pay someone to register your drone
You may not like the idea of having to register your drone to fly it in the US, but you likely won't need to pay someone to handle the paperwork. The Federal Aviation Administration is telling w...
08:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget AI has a better shot at Tokyo University than your kid
Students in Japan could soon compete with AI to get into colleges. The National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo has developed a program that scored above average on a standardized entrance exam that...
07:24 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Google's mobile app answers your complex questions
Google's mobile search app just got much better at handling the sort of detailed, nuanced questions you'd ask a real human. The Android and iOS software now does more to gauge the true inte...
06:56 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget You get what you pay for with Walmart's $10 Android phone
Walmart is known for its heavily discounted goods, and in another display of price-slashing has just announced that it will sell two Android smartphones for $10 each. Prior to this offer, the cheapest...
06:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year is... an emoji
Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year is as much about capturing the cultural zeitgeist as it is reflecting the evolution of the English language, and that's truer than ever in 2015. For th...
05:47 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget One Google Glass follow-up reportedly ditches the screen
Google Glass (aka Project Aura) might not include so much actual glass the next time around. Sources for The Information understand that there are three next-generation headsets in development, and t...
05:24 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Facebook truce with Google helps you find info on your phone
Facebook and Google are calling a partial truce in their longstanding feud, and that's good news if you've ever tried to track down a contact or status update. As of Friday, Facebook is let...
04:59 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Twitter tests emoji reactions for the times a heart won't do
Still bummed that tapping a heart is the only way to show your appreciation, sadness or any other reaction for tweet? Well, that may change. Twitter user @_Ninji stumbled across emoji reactions in a j...
04:27 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget As Rdio files for bankruptcy, Pandora picks it up for $75 million
Pandora, already one of the biggest players in the music streaming space, has just announced it is acquiring "key assets" from fellow streaming service Rdio for $75 million. However, this is...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget DraftKings, FanDuel and the feds: The daily fantasy story so far
This season, if you're a sports fan or are even sports fan-adjacent, two words have become nearly inescapable: daily fantasy. The suddenly booming industry has steamrolled TV, radio and the inter...
03:33 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Airbnb draws the wrath of French designer over decorating ideas
When you rent out your home through Airbnb, theft is probably one of a host's biggest concerns. What if a guest doesn't steal anything tangible, but copies your entire home decor? That'...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Jason Giambi bets on virtual reality to train better batters
Virtual reality has made substantial strides in gaming and entertainment, but there's another area where the technology could also prove useful: sports training. Kansas City-based EON Sports VR h...
02:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Indiegogo and Brookstone want to deliver crowdfunded products faster
One of this biggest issues facing crowdfunded products is the amount of time between backing a project and when you actually receive the goods. Indiegogo is looking to do something about that with the...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Droid Turbo 2 review: What it lacks in style, it makes up for in power
Verizon's line of Droid phones just celebrated its sixth birthday, and what better way to celebrate than by releasing the best device to ever bear the Droid title? I jokingly called Motorola'...
01:26 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget AT&T will carry Samsung's ludicrously large Galaxy View on Friday
AT&amp;T announced on Monday that it will offer service for the gigantor 18.4-inch Galaxy View beginning Friday, November 20th. The tablet supports DirectTV and, as such, AT&amp;T customers th...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget HP and Movado bring simplicity to smartwatches
Smartwatches are starting to look like regular watches. Movado, a Swiss watchmaker known for its crisp designs, has partnered with HP Inc. for its Bold Motion smartwatch. It will do all the smartwatch...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget 7 gifts for a killer living room
Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many optio...
12:34 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Watch a human face emerge from a bunch of overlain, inanimate objects
As the brain attempts to organize the visual world, it hones in on familiar patterns -- like the shape of a human face -- and sometimes, it even concocts these patterns out of random noise. We spot fa...
12:07 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Amazon shines a spotlight on startup products in the UK
After going live in the US this summer, Amazon has today brought its Launchpad program to the UK. Appearing sans fanfare on the UK portal, Launchpad is a dedicated storefront specifically showcasing t...
12:07 pm -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Lumia 950 is set for a November 20 launch on AT&T
The wait has been pretty agonizing (for some of you, anyway), but the first batch of Windows 10 phones is almost here. AT&amp;T just announced that it'll be the first -- and possibly only -- ...
11:38 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget NBC's comedy streaming service starts free beta preview December 3rd
If you want to give SeeSo a shot before signing up, you'll get your chance next month. NBC's comedy streaming service will be available as a limited free public beta starting December 3rd. D...
11:09 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Uber drivers can pick you up when you're headed the same way
Uber drivers live with uncertainty: there's no guarantee that they'll get a passenger on the way home from a long shift, or while they're running errands. However, they're about to...
10:43 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Hail a scooter-riding 'Vallie' to park your car in London
Driving in London can be slow and stressful enough, but finding a parking spot? Eesh. For many locals, that's the stuff of nightmares. Vallie wants to solve the problem with a valet parking app t...
09:55 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Germany scales back its spying while other nations want more
The UK and other countries might be pushing for greater spying powers than they've ever had before, but don't tell that to Germany -- it's doing just the opposite. The country hopes t...
09:33 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Graphene could bring night vision to phones and cars
Thermal imaging devices like night-vision goggles can help police, search-and-rescue teams and soldiers to pick out bad guys or victims through walls or in complete darkness. However, the best devices...
09:02 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Scientists want to laser-heat stuff to ten million degrees
Researchers at Imperial College London believe that they've created a method that could prove critical in the search for unlimited clean energy. The team has produced a theoretical method that, a...
08:30 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Netgear's Nest Cam competitor has seven days of cloud video recording
These days, connected cameras like the Nest Cam (previously known as the Dropcam) aren't exactly special. There are a slew of competitors out there, like Logitech's Circle and Samsung's...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Withings' third analog fitness tracker is the $170 Activite Steel
Last year, French hardware maker Withings debuted the Activit&eacute;, a $450 Swiss-made watch that also functioned as a fitness tracker. It then followed that up with the Activit&eacute; Pop,...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Lowe's updated connected home system is built for your phone
While most connected home devices on the market were introduced as mobile-first solutions, the Lowe's Iris system on the other hand, required new users to set it up via a browser. After set up --...
07:27 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Researchers use satellite launch blunder to test relativity
Pop quiz, hotshot. You've just launched a pair of GPS satellites into the wrong orbit, rendering them useless for navigation. What do you do? If you're the European Space Agency (ESA), you r...
06:29 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Google rewards restaurant reviewers with 1TB storage
Did you know that Google has its own, homegrown rival to services like Yelp and TripAdvisor? You do now. The search engine is hoping to improve the quality of its offering by handing perks to its unpa...
05:51 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Experts say phones need a 'bedtime mode' to fix our sleep
We've all done it: you've gone to bed early in order to catch up on some much needed sleep, only to lay there for hours staring at your phone until you're no longer tired. Some reports ...
04:50 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Microsoft delays tool that will bring Android apps to Windows
Microsoft has confirmed that a tool that lets Android apps easily run on Windows 10 is "not ready," according Windows Central and other sources. The software giant introduced the Windows Bri...
04:08 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Amazon briefly slashes Prime to 59 ahead of Black Friday
With Black Friday and Christmas on the horizon, Amazon knows that countless Brits would appreciate next-day deliveries and other Prime-associated perks. As a result, the retailer is making it a little...
03:05 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Pop-up sensor would give robot surgeons a sense of touch
Robotic surgery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. However, these robots can't really feel their way around -- the need for super-small mechanisms rules out existing approaches to touch. ...
12:58 am -05 - Mon, November 16, 2015
Engadget Apple's Tim Cook says a converged MacBook and iPad won't happen
Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't sold on the Surface, and the company doesn't plan on bringing together its MacBook or iPad into a single product like Microsoft's computing device, either. In a...
11:10 pm -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget Computers learn how to spot hidden facial expressions
Machines are good at spotting obvious emotions like smiles, but they're not so hot at detecting the extremely brief microexpressions that reveal when people are covering up their true feelings. ...
09:37 pm -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget MetroPCS site flaw exposed the data of 10 million subscribers
It's not just hacks that put your personal data out in the open -- sometimes, it's just poor coding. Security researchers Eric Taylor and Blake Welsh have shown Motherboard a MetroPCS websi...
08:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's Raspberry S-Pi Cam Part 2
This week on The Ben Heck Show, Ben completes his spy gear project to stop the evil Pieface from spraying radioactive pie filling all over the world. Ben puts the finishing touches on his hidden camer...
06:29 pm -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget Huawei can quick-charge your phone without hurting its battery
That fast-charging smartphone you just bought has a dirty secret: more likely than not, it's reducing the lifespan or capacity of the battery to get that breakneck speed. Huawei doesn't thi...
05:01 pm -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget Airbnb helps Paris attack victims' families find free places to stay
Facebook isn't the only internet giant offering a helping hand in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. Airbnb has launched a portal that helps anyone affected by the attacks find (or offer) ...
03:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget Shopping with Amazon Dash buttons made me less forgetful
If you're like me, you've made a trip to the grocery store with a list full of items only to return frustrated. You forgot toilet paper. Or soap. Or laundry detergent. Whatever it may be, we...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget I let Google's Autoreply feature answer my emails for a week
Google's Inbox is like an experimental Gmail, offering a more active (or laborious) way of tackling your inbox bloat, delaying and reminding you to respond at a later time. Its latest trick invol...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget Facebook expands scope of Safety Checks following Paris attacks
Facebook originally built its Safety Check feature to help you reassure friends and family in the wake of natural disasters. However, the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and beyond have pro...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget The After Math: On the road again
Forget robot chauffeurs, our future ground transports won't even need drivers to start with. Between their LIDAR arrays and digital mapping technology, autonomous vehicles are getting safer, more...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat Week in Green: An EV that could last a million miles, and more!
Here's something we never thought we'd hear: Wind farms in Texas are generating too much energy -- and some utilities are actually giving it away for free. In other news, the world's la...
08:02 am -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget FCC: yes, you're allowed to hack your WiFi router
A few months ago, the FCC proposed regulations that theoretically banned the use of open source firmware on your WiFi router. Needless to say, that rubbed a lot of enthusiasts the wrong way -- how we...
05:04 am -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget The first big 'Halo 5' update brings 16-player vehicle battles
Whatever you think of Halo 5's solo component, 343 Industries is determined to keep you interested in the multiplayer part. As part of a first content drop due next week (Battle of Shadow and Li...
12:45 am -05 - Sun, November 15, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: A psychedelic portrait of Pluto by New Horizons
No, you're not tripping. This is really Pluto -- it's just dressed in hues much more exciting than its usual cream, white, gray and copper. Think of this color scheme as the dwarf planet...
10:40 pm -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget Turkey blocks Reddit through its internet censorship law
The Turkish government's eagerness to censor the internet isn't letting up any time soon. The country's officials have blocked Reddit under the guise of Internet Law 5651, which lets T...
09:05 pm -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget UFC doesn't want you posting Ronda Rousey fights on Instagram
The running joke about a Ronda Rousey fight is that you can fit the whole thing into a 15-second Instagram video, if not a 6-second Vine -- she's so good that her opponents usually crumble in sec...
07:33 pm -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget Translogic 188: Defiant EV3
Translogic drives the Defiant EV3, a boutique three-wheeled electric roadster designed by Shockwave Motors founder John McMillian.Host Jonathon Buckley hops behind the wheel of the Defiant EV3 on this...
06:04 pm -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget Android Wear can do a whole lot more using your wrist
That big Android Wear update isn't just about allowing cellular data on smartwatches -- it's also really helpful if you don't have a hand free. Google has quietly revealed that Android...
04:32 pm -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget Steam Machines are slower gaming systems than Windows PCs
The whole point of a Steam Machine is to get PC-like gaming in your living room, but do you actually get PC-like performance? Not so much, if you ask Ars Technica. It recently ran benchmarks compari...
03:01 pm -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget The iPad Pro's chip is not a big deal
The iPad Pro is here, and it comes with a lot of promises. The most-repeated is that its A9X chip is a desktop-class processor that fits inside a tablet. Initial benchmark results confirm that this is...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget Tech has a diversity problem, and that problem is culture
I've heard it before and so have you. We need more women in tech. We need more minority engineers. Everyone from Jesse Jackson and even President Obama has made a call for more inclusive policies...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget Watch people play 'Desert Bus' for days in the name of charity
Penn &amp; Teller's Desert Bus mini game is legendary for its tongue-in-cheek monotony (you drive 8 hours to score a single point), but it's also a force for good: the Desert Bus for Hop...
11:30 am -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget Broadband for the people, built by the people
Competition is good, especially when it comes to internet service providers. Unfortunately, it's also rare. According to the White House's community-based broadband report released earlier t...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Jony Ive tells the story of the Apple Pencil
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 -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Seeing CO2 from space, best arena selfie and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: An app that syncs up with robotic cameras in sports arenas is up and running in a few locations in California. With it, attendees can get photos of themselves at the ga...
06:10 am -05 - Sat, November 14, 2015
Engadget Vinyl brings in more money than YouTube for UK music labels
YouTube views aren't translating into profit for British musicians, and even vinyl sales are bringing in more money. According to The Guardian, that is what British music industry association...
11:56 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Pope Francis: Don't use your phones at the dinner table
Know who's not cool with you poking at your phone at the dinner table? Your friend who's scowling while you Instagram your food, your mom/dad/significant other shouting at you to put your ph...
11:33 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget 'Everest VR' will take gamers up a CGI mountain next year
Along with a "mobile supercomputer," NVIDIA dropped off this teaser for Everest VR at its event earlier this week. Made by S&oacute;lfar Studios and RVX, it used NVIDIA's GPU to mas...
10:57 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget The iPad Pro's Lightning port supports USB 3.0 transfer speeds
That's right -- the biggest iPad of 'em all has a USB 3.0-compatible Lightning port, Apple has confirmed to Ars Technica. iFixit found a controller for the new USB standard when it took the ...
08:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Dubai firefighters could start using jetpacks to fight blazes
Dubai is a city known for its extravagance, so it's no surprise that the emirate closed a deal to buy 20 jetpacks for the Dubai Civil Defense service. The packs, made by Martin Aircraft Company, ...
06:45 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget German robot practices hitting humans to ensure future safety
Roland Behrens, a German scientist, wants to teach robots how not to kill humans. But first, he needs to know how hard they can hit before causing any serious damage. According to a Bloomberg report, ...
06:10 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Audioengine's HD6 powered speakers pack Bluetooth and a built-in amp
If you're not familiar with the name Audioengine in regards to speakers and other audio gear, allow us to introduce you. The company may not be a big-name brand, but it has a knack for stellar so...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Chilling out in the Mushroom Kingdom
It's been a long week, folks -- and there's only one proper way to unwind: a cool drink, some Twitch friends and your Super Mario Maker levels. That's right, we're returning to our...
05:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget The Pentagon's plan to outsource lethal cyber-weapons
The Pentagon has quietly put out a call for vendors to bid on a contract to develop, execute and manage its new cyber weaponry and defense program. The scope of this nearly half-billion-dollar "h...
04:55 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Microsoft wants 'Red Dead Redemption' on Xbox One, too
You aren't alone in your desire to play Rockstar Games' old West epic Read Dead Redemption on your Xbox One -- Microsoft's director of program management Mike Ybarra wants to play it ag...
04:50 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget UC Berkeley to study climate impact of Uber and Lyft
Researchers at UC Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) have announced that they are pairing with NRDC Urban Solutions to study the climate impact of ridesharing schemes...
04:31 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Chinese-owned Vertu vows to keep making luxury phones in the UK
It's been a little over a week since Vertu announced that it is now under full ownership of Hong Kong's Godin Holdings. Which, as we found out, is linked to Godin Cyberspace Security Technol...
04:11 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel sue to stop New York Attorney General's ban
Following New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's request for daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to stop operating in his state, the two sites filed a lawsuit against the AG....
03:47 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Tim Cook says Apple will learn from discrimination seen in Australia store
A video hit the web this week showing Apple store employees in Melbourne, Australia, kicking out a group of black teenagers because security was worried "they might steal something." In the ...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget In the App Store, love comes cheap
When you're a writer, people expect you to write. And when you're courting someone the pressure to write for them, and to do it well, is amplified. My most recent romantic conquest, a Mexica...
02:41 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Snapchat's 'lens store' is full of 99-cent selfie filters
Snapchat debuted in-app purchases back in September with the arrival of replays, and now it's offering more ways for you to spice up your selfies. The ephemeral messaging app introduced what it&#...
02:18 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Gmail will soon warn you when an unencrypted message arrives
In its on-going quest to lock down your email communication, Google is working on a new notification system for Gmail. The alerts will let you know when you receive a message from an incoming mail ser...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget OnePlus X review: Never settle for second best
The OnePlus X breaks new ground for the young Chinese company. Making the X, OnePlus eschewed its usual formula of stuffing the best processor in a ridiculously cheap phone. Instead, it has repurposed...
01:36 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget SXSW removes Gamergate panel from online harassment day
The organizers of South by Southwest have been dealing with significant backlash after cancelling a panel dedicated to overcoming the rampant harassment culture that has cropping up around video games...
01:22 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Mainframe computing pioneer Gene Amdahl dies at 92
Gene Amdahl, a pioneer of mainframe computing, died from pneumonia this week at age 92. Dr. Amdahl is known for is work with IBM, more specifically on the IBM 704, IBM 709 and other projects. He was a...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget 11 gifts for audiophiles
Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many optio...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget The best photo inkjet printer
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.By Amadou DialloAfter 76 hours of research and side-by-side testing with ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget PowerPoint spruces up your presentation using image recognition
If you've ever slapped together a PowerPoint presentation at the last minute, Microsoft has an Office 2016 feature called Designer that may save your bacon. It worked with graphics pros to build ...
11:50 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Fallout 4's greatest asset is its color palette
Of all the ways Fallout 4 outshines earlier entires in the series, the way it uses color is perhaps the most apparent. The game is a vast improvement over its predecessors in one simple way: It's...
11:36 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Variety: ABC is prepping exclusive content for its streaming service
CBS isn't the only major network getting into the exclusive content game. According to Variety, ABC is planning to do the same. The programming will be available through WatchABC and the first sh...
11:04 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget 'Uncharted' for beginners: My first romp with Nathan Drake
I am the 80 percent. Let me explain: Sony recently released a remastered collection of the Uncharted series for the PlayStation 4. The games were all critically acclaimed, with Uncharted 2: Among Thie...
10:42 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget NASA to study how higher temps affect the Earth's ability to absorb CO2
Our atmosphere's carbon dioxide levels are through the roof -- it's the highest it's ever been at 400 parts per million within the past 400,000 years. The situation would have been much...
10:21 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget KFC's fried chicken delivery will have you licking your fingers in no time
If you've got a hankering for a bucket of the Colonel's Original Recipe, KFC will now bring the goods to you. The purveyor of fast-food fried chicken is partnering with DoorDash to offer del...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget ASUS' $299 hybrid tablet is a good idea that's past its prime
When ASUS launched the original Transformer Book T100 back in 2013, it had a relatively novel concept on its hands: a low-cost Windows tablet that could double as a laptop thanks to its included dock....
09:25 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Gogo's next generation in-flight WiFI launches next year
Gogo's new 2Ku in-flight WiFi might not be as fast as your home internet connection, but it gets the job done -- and a lot faster than current in-flight connectivity. But how much will it cost? W...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Mobile music making, skateboard stroller and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The iMaschine 2 app uses Apple's 3D Touch to record the difference in how hard you tap to make beats, a big upgrade since our wasted days using Simon. Construction...
08:25 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Microsoft OneNote gets instant access on Android, 3D Touch on iOS
Microsoft has released quite a number of major OneNote updates for Android, iOS, Windows and the web. If you're an Android user, you'll be able to quickly write down thoughts or copy-paste t...
07:28 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Three UK gifts customers free Deezer music subscriptions
Deezer's music streaming service has been around for years, but its subscriber base is small compared to Spotify and newcomer Apple Music. Now, the company hopes to grow those numbers by partneri...
07:20 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Ford first to test self-driving cars in Michigan's fake city
The University of Michigan recently built the 32-acre "Mcity" proving ground so that automakers could test autonomous vehicles with zero risk to the public. Since the faux city is in US car ...
06:31 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget This 'Fallout 4' flaming sword can set the world on fire
It's Fallout 4 week. That means it's safe to say that when gamers aren't busy logging more than 4.5 million hours in Bethesda's latest instalment, they're probably watching al...
06:17 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Amazon brings grocery deliveries to the UK with 'Pantry'
Clearly, Amazon isn't content with its small AmazonFresh trials. The company is expanding its UK operations today with Amazon Pantry, a new service for ordering "everyday essentials." I...
05:16 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Steam Controller gives disabled player one-handed 'Skyrim' controls
Valve's Steam Controller, like PC gaming in general, is highly customizable. Whether you think its large, circular trackpads are an annoyance or a revolution, there are plenty of ways to tweak ho...
03:57 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Microsoft brings its time-lapse video stabilizer app to Mac
When Microsoft first released its Hyperlapse video editing app, it wasn't clear whether it would ever become available for Apple's devices. The mystery has finally been solved: Redmond has j...
02:36 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget 'BioPhone' can do pulse-tracking even when it's in your pocket
Don't like wearing fitness trackers? You might find this new study dubbed "BioPhone" by a group of scientists from MIT's Media Lab interesting, then: they're exploring the pos...
01:07 am -05 - Fri, November 13, 2015
Engadget Cyberpunk PC classic 'System Shock' is getting a proper remake
While System Shock might have only just received a facelift when it launched on GOG.com earlier this year, an entire remake of the legendary PC game is now in the works &mdash; and perhaps even Sy...
11:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget A startup is growing faux shrimp meat in the lab using algae
Someday, you might be able to throw a lab-grown meat party with not only burgers, but also tempura on the menu. A startup called New Wave Foods is developing artificial shrimp meat in the laboratory, ...
11:13 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Razer says it's 'doubling-down' on Android and Forge TV
Razer's Android TV-powered Forge TV is no longer on sale through Google, but tonight the company tells Engadget it's not giving up. According to a Razer representative, it's "doubl...
10:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Vue internet TV is coming to Chromecast and Amazon
Sony's TV subscription service, Playstation Vue is expanding to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick with Chromecast support coming soon. The electronics giant also announced a $5 price drop on Core ($5...
09:35 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget 'Halo 5' pushed Xbox One sales past the PS4 in October
No matter how you feel about the single-player experience for Halo 5: Guardians, its place as the Xbox family's standard-bearer is secure. NPD data reveals that its release last month not only to...
08:59 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Beats Music confirms it will fade out on November 30th
Now that Apple Music is firmly in place (and even on Android) it's time for Beats Music to go. An app update back in June greased the skids and an updated support page -- as well as emails going ...
08:43 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Google's cars have driven 1.2 million miles without getting a ticket
This afternoon Aleksandr Milewski posted a picture that suggested the ticket-less streak might come to an end, but now Google says its car was flagged down because it was going so slowly. These new pr...
08:09 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget New Android exploit can hack any handset in one shot
Hackers have discovered a critical exploit in Chrome for Android reportedly capable of compromising virtually every version of Android running the latest Chrome. Quihoo 360 researcher Guang Gong demon...
07:37 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Next for Nintendo: Zelda reboots, fresh Splatoon gear and more
Nintendo announced a slew of upcoming titles and their release dates -- as well as new content for existing franchises -- during the company's Nintendo Direct livestream on Thursday. Gird your lo...
06:53 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget App Store's failed download bug traced to expired security certificate
Numerous Apple customers found themselves unable to download and run Mac apps from the App Store on Wednesday night. It appears the service outage culprit is Apple itself. More specifically, the culpr...
06:34 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Japan is planning an unmanned moon mission for 2019
Japan's space program announced today that it wants to become the fourth country to successfully land an unmanned vessel on the moon. The scheduled launch date is planned for 2019 and even though...
06:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Um, Cloud from 'Final Fantasy VII' is heading to Smash Bros.
You haven't accidentally stumbled into an alternate reality where Final Fantasy VII was actually developed by Nintendo. But, the following is still true: Cloud from Final Fantasy VII will be a pl...
05:55 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Sonos Play:1 and the UE Megaboom
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...
05:41 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget 'Star Fox Zero' lands on Wii U in April
Star Fox Zero makes its way to Wii U on April 22nd, 2016, barrel rolls and all. The game was originally due on November 20th, but in September, Nintendo announced its delay into 2016. "we will ne...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Giving away a 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' Xbox One bundle
So you want to play the new timed-exclusive Tomb Raider game, but you don't have an Xbox One. We might be able to help with that: today on Engadget Playdate, we're streaming Rise of the Tomb...
05:14 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget 'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD' hits Wii U in 2016
It's official: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD exists and it's heading to Wii U on March 4th, 2016. Twilight Princess HD introduces a new Wolf Link amiibo, which is included in a s...
05:11 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Facebook tests Snapchat-like self-destructing messages
Some Facebook users in France have spotted a new feature in the Messenger app. They're seeing an hourglass in the top-right corner of a conversation that when tapped sets messages to self-destruc...
04:50 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Watch today's Nintendo Direct right here
Nintendo Direct is back and ready to deliver some serious 3DS and Wii U news. Today's live stream starts at 2PM PT (5PM ET/10PM GMT), and the US version is viewable at the bottom of this post (or...
04:47 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Fossil buys Misfit for a bigger stake in wearables
After launching an Android smartwatch and a bunch of fitness wearables, Fossil Group announced today that it's also snapping up Misfit, which is best known for its svelte Shine fitness tracker. T...
04:36 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Loss of flight MH370 prompts UN satellite tracking agreement
Following the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 last year, the United Nations agreed to use global satellite tracking for passenger airliners. Under the terms of the deal, nat...
04:06 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Hulu reportedly wants to sell part of itself to Time Warner
Time Warner might soon be joining NBCUniversal (Comcast), Fox and Disney as a co-owner of Hulu, the Wall Street Journal reports. The streaming site is said to be in discussions to sell Time Warner a s...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget 'We take your security seriously'
Anyone who has even the slightest amount of contact with the internet is familiar with the scenario: An email or actual piece of mail arrives from a company who apparently handles some part of your co...
03:39 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget A closer look at NVIDIA's vision for AI ubiquity
Building new hardware has become increasingly easier thanks to the rise of 3D printing and the quick prototyping that's now possible thanks to devices like the Arduino, Raspberry Pi and LittleBit...
03:23 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget We pushed the in-flight WiFi of the future to its limit
It shouldn't have worked, but I streamed an episode of Last Week Tonight, a Twitch broadcast of Fallout 4, the premiere episode of Aziz Ansari's Master of None and Meow the Jewels all at onc...
03:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Twitter's Scratch Reel lets you scrub GIFs like digital LPs
Twitter debuted a new Scratch Reel feature on Thursday which allows users to hover a mouse or finger over GIFs and rewind or advance the image as they please. The functionality appears to only apply t...
02:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Astronomers discover the most distant Solar System object to date
Little by little, the furthest corners of the Solar System are starting to come into focus. Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in our planetary system, roughly 15.5 billion kilome...
02:23 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Laser-cooked bacon is a delicious techno-culinary masterpiece
There's no wrong way to cook bacon -- even if you don't cook it at all. Kentaro Fukushi, a Mathematical Science professor in Tokyo, Japan recently proved as much to Munchies. He, along with ...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Google Play Books is more comic friendly thanks to vertical scrolling
Is Google Play Books your go-to app for reading comic books? If so, your digital page turning is about to get a whole lot better. While the app is getting a number of updates, the most notable is the ...
01:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Control the weather via Twitch and torture these poor souls in London
You read that correctly. It's called Survival Billboard, and to be clear, it's a marketing campaign for Rise of the Tomb Raider's launch in the UK -- but it's so strange (and sligh...
01:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Comcast's $15 Stream TV service launches in the Boston area
On the heels of Time Warner Cable's streaming test for its internet customers, Comcast's Stream TV is live in the Boston area. That's if you're paying for Xfinity internet service,...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Facebook brings 360-degree videos to iOS as content creation ramps up
360-degree videos made their way into Facebook's News Feed back in September, but it was only available for web and Android users. Now, however, iOS users can join in on the fun as well thanks to...
12:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Windows 10 focuses on Cortana and Edge in first big update
Microsoft is rollingout the first major update to Windows 10 for tablets and PCs. The release focuses on improvements to Cortana, Edge and performance. The personal assistant will now track your event...
12:22 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Spotify recommends concerts based on your listening habits
Spotify's Discover Weekly feature curates a new playlist based on your listening habits every seven days. Now, the streaming service is using those tracks you play to serve up nearby concert reco...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Native Instruments uses 3D Touch for better mobile beat making
Native Instruments is a huge player in the music production and DJ world. Its Traktor DJ software and (myriad) hardware controllers are a favorite with digital crate diggers. The company also manages ...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget YouTube Music isn't perfect, but it's still heaven for music nerds
The new, ad-free YouTube Red subscription service that just arrived is only one part of Google's big re-imagining of YouTube taking place this year. The odd-duck YouTube Music Key service has gra...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Storytelling in video games doesn't have to be scary
Benjamin Rivers believes in the dramatic, emotional appeal of the video game industry. He's the man behind Home, a surprisingly complex, pixelated horror game that found great success once it deb...
11:20 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Hyundai makes owner's manuals more interesting with augmented reality
Augmented reality showrooms are one thing, but Hyundai using that tech to make learning about your new car more interesting. This week, the automaker announced its an augmented reality owner's ma...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a set of SnapPower USB Chargers and a Guidelight!
You don't need electrical know-how or have freshly renovated digs to get some of the latest built-in conveniences at home. One easily solution for adding USB charging or illuminated ambiance to y...
10:28 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Carnegie Mellon may have ratted out Tor users to the FBI
In a story that may become an acid test for internet privacy, the operators of the Tor network have accused Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) of taking up to $1 million to help the FBI bust illegal sit...
10:05 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Construction has begun on the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile
A groundbreaking ceremony on top of a mountain in the Chilean Andes on Wednesday has signaled the beginning of Giant Magellan Telescope's construction. Three years after blowing up the peak where...
09:42 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget ASUS confirms it will build a Hololens-style headset
After teasing the idea last month, ASUS has confirmed that it's planning to release an augmented reality (AR) headset sometime in 2016. "It should be next year when we come out with a produc...
09:21 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Uber signs up TomTom to provide navigation for its drivers
After losing out to a consortium of Germany's biggest car makers over the purchase of Nokia's HERE Maps, Uber has set about building its own mapping and navigation services. They're not...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Nest is now selling its home surveillance cameras in discounted three-packs
If you're looking to create a low-level surveillance state within your own home, Nest has a bundle deal for you. Beginning this weekend, Nest will sell its WiFi camera in a three-pack for $497. T...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Trekkie health scanner, car vending machine and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A vending machine for cars (by Carvana) just launched in Nashville, removing the necessity of talking to a car salesman -- or anyone, really -- before driving off in a ...
08:34 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget See London through the eyes of a self-driving car
When a driverless car glides down the street, avoiding pedestrians and stopping at traffic lights, what exactly does it see? Is the machine's perspective of the world so different to you and me? ...
08:04 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget 'Sensible Soccer' is getting a modern remake
For kids growing up in the early 90s, the Commodore Amiga was the pinnacle of gaming hardware. It was no doubt helped by classic titles like Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder, which were the brainchil...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Runtastic Results wants to be the P90X of mobile apps
There are currently a total of 15 Runtastic apps available across iOS, Android and Windows Phone. But the Austrian startup, recently acquired by sportswear giant Adidas, doesn't want to stop ther...
07:43 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Lenovo blames smartphones for its first loss in six years
Lenovo had a nice run of profits thanks to its PC business, but like many others, it's finding smartphones to be a tougher go. Thanks to charges related to its Motorola acquisition and $300 milli...
07:20 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Facebook's Instant Articles aren't bringing in a lot of money
The 20 participating publishers of Facebook's Instant Articles program just aren't getting as much money per post as they do for pieces posted on their own websites. As a result, the social ...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Vending machine dispenses your new car like a soft drink
Believe it or not, there are already vending machines for cars. However, they typically require that you walk over to your new ride -- it's not much more than a cute take on what you'd see a...
05:33 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Explore 4,500 British Museum artifacts with Google's help
The British Museum in London holds an array of beautiful and historically significant artifacts including the Rosetta Stone, which helped historians to understand the ancient hieroglyphics used in Egy...
05:08 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Firefox finally comes to iOS
While Mozilla wants Firefox to be all things to all people, the browser has been noticeably missing from Apple's App Store. The software company put that down to the iPhone maker's software ...
04:15 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Yahoo highlights image and video search results for Firefox users
Yahoo is adding more colors and visuals to its search results page, but only if you're using Firefox on a computer. Now, when you search for a public figure's name or a movie, you'll se...
02:25 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Samsung's 'premium' smartphone chip puts everything in one place
Samsung's next chip is a single square of silicone with a load of things your mobile computer needs. To start, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 (memorable) is based on 14nm FinFET tech, whose 3D design mea...
12:34 am -05 - Thu, November 12, 2015
Engadget Airbnb promises to work more closely with cities on home rentals
To say that Airbnb's relationship with cities is sometimes confrontational would be an understatement. At times, it's practically contemptuous. The home rental service is trying to offer an ...
11:04 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry's second Android phone might look like this
BlackBerry is reportedly working on another Android phone after the Priv, and CrackBerry has gotten its hands on renders of what it could look like. The publication calls it "codename Vienna,&quo...
10:46 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget The Xbox One Windows 10 update starts rolling out at 3AM ET
After months of teasing, beta testing and announcements, the Xbox One's big update for Windows 10, an all-new UI and backwards compatibility with some Xbox 360 games will arrive tomorrow. Accordi...
10:46 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Xbox One Windows 10 update begins rolling out
After months of teasing, beta testing and announcements, the Xbox One's big update for Windows 10, an all-new UI and backwards compatibility with some Xbox 360 games will arrive tomorrow. Accordi...
10:13 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Android Wear can switch to LTE, works without your smartphone
Your next (or first) Android wearable needs not for Bluetooth or Wifi. Android Wear's cellular support has finally arrived, just as the first compatible watch starts to ship. LG's Watch Urba...
09:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget In-N-Out Burger sues food delivery service DoorDash
In-N-Out Burger has sued on-demand food delivery service DoorDash due to food handling and safety concerns, according to TMZ. A part of the filing obtained by TechCrunch explains that the food chain i...
09:23 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Someone crashed a drone into Seattle's Great Wheel
Tonight Seattle news stations are reporting that someone hit the Great Wheel ride with a drone (hopefully it's not one of Amazon's). There were no injuries or damage to the Ferris Wheel, whi...
08:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget iFixit pries open the iPad Pro
As they usually do, the folks at iFixit have welcomed the launch of a new device by grabbing their tools and taking a peek inside. This time the device being examined is Apple's iPad Pro, the big...
08:07 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Razer's Android TV box quietly leaves Google's store
You may have thought that Razer's Forge TV was hot stuff back at CES, but it's not clear that the buying public felt the same way. Google has quietly stopped selling the Android TV set-top ...
06:55 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Watch Philips and Rudimental meld smart lighting with music
If you were making connected lighting, how would you convey the concept to the public? Philips thinks it has a way. It just launched the Living Light Sessions, a series of performances that has musi...
06:32 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Virtual pop star Hatsune Miku will tour North America in 2016
Hatsune Miku may have started out as the humble Mascot for a music production software suite, but today she's a bonafide pop star -- and she's about to embark on her first multi-state US tou...
05:57 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget US trade agency isn't allowed to block overseas internet data
If you've followed the smartphone patent wars, you know that the US International Trade Commission is a force to be reckoned with -- copy someone's product and you could face a sales ban. It...
05:18 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Russia demands Twitter store user data within the country
Russia's social media shenanigans continue. After first blocking Reddit over a thread on 'shrooms, banning Wikipedia for a single entry on cannabis, threatening Facebook over gaymojis, outla...
04:54 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Bluetooth is getting big range and speed boosts in 2016
If you're like me, you employ multiple Bluetooth devices on a daily basis. From headphones to speakers and household gadgets, the wireless connectivity drives many of our tech habits. Thanks to t...
04:29 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Apple is reportedly working on peer-to-peer payments
Apple is reportedly in negotiations with US banks to create a mobile personal payment platform that would compete with PayPal's popular Venmo app. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources ...
04:04 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Google's 'About me' is your all-inclusive profile for the company's apps
In its on-going quest to strip Google+ down to its frame, Mountain View has spun yet another feature from the sputtering social network as a standalone item. A new "About me" page is Google&...
03:40 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget US prisons allegedly record more inmate calls than they should
It might not just be everyday people who've been subject to illegal surveillance -- prisoners may be victims, too. An anonymous hacker has given The Intercept phone records showing that prisons h...
03:40 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget US prisons allegedly record more inmate calls than they should (update: response)
It might not just be everyday people who've been subject to illegal surveillance -- prisoners may be victims, too. An anonymous hacker has given The Intercept phone records showing that prisons h...
03:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Microsoft will hand out $500K to these five HoloLens grant winners
Microsoft put out the call this summer for innovative, academic applications using its HoloLens augmented reality headset, offering $100,000 and two dev kits each to five winning universities. Today, ...
02:55 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget New T-Mobile customers will have to pay more for unlimited data
Lost amid the usual T-Mobile hoopla surrounding its latest "Uncarrier" move was a pretty significant price jump for new customers who only need one phone on their plan. Currently, if you go ...
02:35 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Dyson loses fight to change EU power efficiency label laws
The world of vacuum cleaners isn't exactly known for its gripping legal drama... except maybe for the one Dyson has found itself in recently. After launching legal action against the European Com...
02:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget The mobile world's walls are crumbling
Ponder the photo you see above for a moment. Yes, that's Apple Music running on a BlackBerry phone powered by Android -- products from three mobile rivals working in harmony. The very concept of ...
01:55 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget JJ Abrams is working on a game with the makers of 'Infinity Blade'
JJ Abrams' attempt to conquer the gaming world isn't just limited to a partnership with Valve. His Bad Robot studio is teaming up with Infinity Blade creator ChAIR on Spyjinx, an espionage g...
01:34 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget 6 insane plans to hack the planet's ecosystems
This week, weather experts at the United Nations announced that carbon dioxide concentrations are higher than ever. The report calls on world leaders to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions at the U...
01:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Periscope's skip-ahead update hits mobile, with 3D Touch on iOS
Periscope's latest update hit the web late last week, and today it's live across Android and iOS devices, with some special twists. Mobile users can now fast-forward and rewind through repla...
12:57 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Roku's new media player will cost you just $25 on Black Friday
Roku may have poured a lot of energy into its spiffy new 4K player, but it's not forgetting the budget crowd. The company has unveiled the Roku SE, a TV streaming box aimed at those who only wan...
12:36 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Facebook's Notify news app sends headlines to your lock screen
If you're an iPhone user who feels like they don't quite have enough notifications being pushed to your lock screen, fear not -- Facebook has you covered. The company just released a new app...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Self-promotion advice with John Scalzi!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! We've got a few fantastic questions this week, starting with this question about self-promotion!#DearVeronica ,In this tech age, how should a novice novelist make an im...
11:33 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Apple's Tim Cook calls Microsoft's Surface Book 'deluded'
On top of announcing an expansion in Ireland, Apple CEO Tim Cook also took some time to weigh in on Microsoft's newest hybrid laptop, the Surface Book. "It's a product that tries too ha...
11:33 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Apple's Tim Cook calls Microsoft's Surface Book 'diluted' (update)
On top of announcing an expansion in Ireland, Apple CEO Tim Cook also took some time to weigh in on Microsoft's newest hybrid laptop, the Surface Book. "It's a product that tries too ha...
11:33 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Apple's Tim Cook calls Microsoft's Surface Book 'diluted' (updated)
On top of announcing an expansion in Ireland, Apple CEO Tim Cook also took some time to weigh in on Microsoft's newest hybrid laptop, the Surface Book. "It's a product that tries too ha...
11:22 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Virgin Media to increase bundle prices by up to 4 next year
Virgin Media customers who are signed up to one of the company's "Big Bundles" will soon see their monthly bill get an inflation-busting price increase. The cable provider says "t...
10:29 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Apple plans to add 1,000 more jobs in Ireland
Apple is gearing up to add another 1,000 employees in Ireland, and it's also expanding its headquarters in Cork to make room for the new crop, reports RT&Eacute;. That would bring the company...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget I used an app to make custom molded earbuds in only a minute
Earlier this week, we heard about the Revols, a pair of wireless earbuds that can be custom-fit to your ears in 60 seconds. In just a few short hours after it hit Kickstarter, Revols met and surpassed...
09:51 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Anywhere SIM helps avoid UK 'not spots,' but at a cost
Whether you live in central London or the northernmost tip of Scotland, you've probably experienced flaky mobile coverage at one point or another. Carriers say they're working to fix the UK&...
09:42 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Grow your own edible mealworms in a desktop hive
The idea of eating insects isn't new -- there are several cultures around the world that actually rely on them as a major food source. But those in the Western world haven't quite caught on,...
09:22 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget You can now try Firefox OS on your Android phone
Mozilla has dropped the latest version of Firefox OS into everybody's lap, and there's a special treat tucked inside for brave Android users. A new developer preview of the software can be d...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Tinder hopes its new features will improve your odds
'Super likes' be damned, Tinder is fleshing out its addictively swipey profile cards with more information aimed at connecting you with the person of your dreams / evening. As well as "...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Future motorcycle, brain membrane breakthrough & more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Doctors were able to bypass the blood-brain barrier to deliver medicine to the brain quickly. Yamaha's new electric concept motorcycle is getting attention from ev...
08:29 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Google makes its self-driving cars friendlier with artist prints and colors
Google's self-driving car prototypes still look as cartoony as ever, but some of them are now a lot livelier, thanks to the company's "Paint the Town" project. The Big G asked loca...
07:11 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget China smashes sales records during its version of Black Friday
In the US there's Black Friday, but in China, they get all their big online shopping discounts on November 11 aka "Singles Day" instead. As of 4:28am ET today, Alibaba's Tmall, the...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget The Alpha2 robot will dance its way into your house and your heart
The field of human-like household robots got a little more crowded today as Ubtech Robotics launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new Alpha2 humanoid companion-bot. This diminutive domestic drone i...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Logitech's iPad Pro keyboard case is relatively affordable
Apple's iPad Pro is pricey even before you add in the $169 official keyboard case, but Logitech may have a way to make the whole package a little more palatable. It's now shipping its promis...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget The Alpha 2 robot will dance its way into your house and your heart
The field of human-like household robots got a little more crowded today as Ubtech Robotics launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new Alpha 2 humanoid companion-bot. This diminutive domestic drone ...
05:52 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget LinkedIn promises to send only the messages you'd want to read
LinkedIn is working on an email, text and push notifications platform called Air Traffic Controller (ATC), perhaps in an effort to avoid losing more money to settle another lawsuit. The social network...
04:43 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Microsoft wants to make Bitcoin easier for banks
Microsoft no longer solely counts on Windows 10 to pay the bills. With CEO Satya Nadella at the helm, it's also betting heavily on cloud services, and just revealed an interesting new one: Bitcoi...
04:08 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk offers all customers a free upgrade to stop them leaving
After totting up the final number of customers involved in its October cyberattack, TalkTalk has begun laying out what it will do for those affected and how it expects to recover. In a trading update ...
03:26 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget White House teams with Uber and Lyft on free rides for veterans
Uber and Lyft are doing a rare team-up to offer "tens of thousands" of free rides to veterans who need transportation to seek work, according to a message from the White House. Uber pledged ...
02:01 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Cyanogen Apps lets modders in on the Cyanogen OS experience
While Cyanogen has whipped up a suite of exclusive apps for the commercial version of its mobile operating system, those using the open source CyanogenMod were unfortunately left out. Now it's ch...
12:36 am -05 - Wed, November 11, 2015
Engadget Politician wants to give 200 NYC trees email addresses
You read that right: Upper West Side Councilmember Mark Levine plans to give 200 trees in New York City their own email addresses. His spokesperson, Tyrone Stevens, told Gothamist that the goal is to ...
11:12 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Instagram profile tracking app harvests your usernames and passwords
Just because an app has passed iTunes' verification procedure doesn't automatically mean it's safe. Take this Instagram client called "Who Viewed Your Profile -- InstaAgent" f...
09:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Tumblr starts rolling out instant messaging
Tumblr now has a legit private messaging feature you can use to chat with friends. It's a lot more basic than other messaging applications, so don't expect emojis or a way to paste gifs or a...
08:53 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Facebook lets you know when celebrities are streaming live video
No, Facebook isn't opening up its live streaming feature to the hoi polloi just yet, but it does have the next best thing. It's rolling out a subscription feature to Facebook Live that lets...
07:49 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget This week's Xbox One update deletes dashboard Kinect gestures
When the New Xbox One Experience hits consoles on November 12th, it will remove Kinect gestures from the dashboard entirely, platform head Mike Ybarra confirmed to Windows Central. The update is poise...
07:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Smart projector aims to bring the big screen home wirelessly
There's nothing better than a projector in your living room for movie fans. But for many people, setting one up isn't exactly easy (though it's doable if you put in the effort). There&#...
07:08 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Loyal robot dog waits for you to walk through the door
WowWee, a smart toys company, has unveiled a robotic dog with blue-green LED eyes. The dog, aptly called CHiP (short for Canine Home Intelligent Pet), sits with the tap of a button, picks up your pres...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Robot watches store shelves so you don't leave empty-handed
Few things are more annoying while shopping than finding out that a store hasn't bothered to stock what you want... assuming you know to look for it in the first place. A robot may just come to ...
06:37 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget NVIDIA's 'mobile supercomputer' can make machines smarter
Hardware developers looking for a quick way to add machine learning to their devices just got some help from Nvidia. The GPU-centric company announced the Jetson TX1 developer module with an emphasis ...
06:33 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget FanDuel and DraftKings are getting shut down in New York too
The New York Times and ESPN are reporting that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has followed his counterpart in Nevada by asking the two biggest daily fantasy sites to stop taking bets in h...
05:43 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Twitch rewards you for watching 'Tomb Raider' on the Xbox One app
Live-streaming platform Twitch is handing out in-game points to people who watch Rise of the Tomb Raider via the Xbox One app. Plus, viewers on any platform have the ability to mess with their favorit...
05:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Playdate: We're giving away the 'Fallout 4' Pip-Boy Edition!
The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition proved insanely popular, so much so that developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks had to apologize when it couldn't meet demand for the plastic wrist-computer. You kno...
05:04 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget ARM's latest design brings 64-bit processors to smartwatches
It's no longer hard to find 64-bit processors in smartphones. In smartwatches, though, they're still a rarity -- and ARM wants to change that with its new Cortex-A35 processor design. The ...
04:39 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Chrome will stop supporting XP, Vista and early OS X this year
It seems like Google is looking to do a little spring cleaning. In an announcement on the official Google Chrome blog, the company noted that it will no longer support browsers on Windows XP, Vista an...
04:15 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Pinterest's redesigned profiles make it easier to find pins later
If you're an avid pinner, finding items on your Pinterest boards can sometimes be quite the chore. Thanks to today's update, though, you should spend less time hunting for what you're a...
03:49 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases will arrive early next year
If you were hoping Ultra HD Blu-ray discs would be here in time for the holidays, you're going to have to wait a bit longer. Well, as far as Sony Pictures content is concerned anyway. The company...
03:25 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget How Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will improve next year's gadgets
Qualcomm officially unveiled its latest mobile chip, the Snapdragon 820, at a media event in New York City this morning. But, given that the company has been divulging details about the 820 for the pa...
03:07 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile's 'Binge On' lets you stream video, leave your data untouched
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is on a bit of a tear over in Los Angeles right now -- after doubling the amount of mobile data T-Mo customers will get as part of the carrier's Simple Choice Amped plans...
02:45 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Stanford scientists get a little closer to a medical tricorder
Being able to identify problems with a person's body without subjecting them to invasive procedures is the fantasy of all Star Trek doctors. There's even a prize offering a fortune to anyone...
02:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Apple Music on Android is near-identical to iOS, for better or worse
Steve Jobs once famously said that launching iTunes for Windows was "like giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell." Well, Apple has a second glass ready today: the company just relea...
02:06 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Withings tracks your nutrition thanks to MyFitnessPal
Withings has a connected scale that tracks your weight and activity trackers that help you lose weight, but it doesn't have anything to measure the food contributing to that weight. However, the ...
01:41 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Watch T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier X' live stream here!
T-Mobile is holding another "Uncarrier" event this afternoon to announce, well, nobody quite knows for sure. Set to start at 2PM EST, the tagline for the invitation reads "we never hit ...
01:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget 'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer is making a show for Hulu
You may still see Stephenie Meyer as synonymous with vampire books and movies, but she's determined to shake things up -- including where she puts her big-screen productions. The Twilight writer ...
12:46 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Apple Music is live on Android devices today
Apple Music launches in beta form today on Android, cementing it as the second Apple program to hit Google's mobile platform (following the "move to iOS" app). Apple offers a three-mont...
12:20 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget 'MST3k' needs Kickstarter cash to make its comeback
If there's a much-loved but commercially unsuccessful TV show with enough of a fanbase, then someone's probably tried to resurrect it on Kickstarter. Now, following in the success of Veronic...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget The best toaster oven
Brendan Nystedt | September 29, 2015This 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 going through more tha...
11:44 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars' characters are teaching kids to code
Code.org has teamed up with Disney for a Star Wars-themed 'Hour of Code' project to teach kids computer programming. Given the hype around The Force Awakens, that's quite a coup for the...
11:21 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Nintendo Direct returns on Thursday with Wii U and 3DS news
The next Nintendo Direct takes place on November 12th at 2PM PT (10PM GMT), and it promises news and trailers for a slew of Wii U and 3DS games. This is Nintendo's first live-streamed news progra...
11:15 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget easyJet's new cabin crew uniforms are covered in LEDs
Whether it's recon drones, VR training or 3D-printed plane parts, easyJet is quick to embrace new technologies. The company's latest experiment is a little more garish -- to mark its 20th bi...
11:08 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Hailo opens mobile payments to all of London's black cabs
After ditching its private hire business and recommitting to London's black cabs, Hailo has been pulling out all of the stops to get traditional taxi services back onside. On top of campaigning &...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a GoPro Hero4 Black courtesy of Leef!
Expandable storage and iOS devices rarely go hand-in-hand, but Leef has bridged the gap with its iAccess microSD card reader. This plug-and-play accessory works in tandem with Leef's MobileMemory...
10:46 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Amazon's Echo smart speaker is coming to retail stores
You no longer have to buy online to give the Amazon Echo a shot. Amazon will soon sell the smart, voice-guided speaker in more than 3,000 retail stores, including Brookstone, Fry's, Home Depot, ...
10:30 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Talking it out: Do I buy a console or the Oculus Rift?
So my old Xbox 360 finally gave up its ghost last weekend and presented me with the most dreaded of error codes, the 'Red Ring of Death'. It wasn't an entirely shocking turn of events, ...
10:14 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Samsung's improved Gear VR is available for pre-order
Samsung said its improved, cheaper Gear VR would arrive sometime in November, and it's clearly making good on its promise. Best Buy has started taking pre-orders for the virtual reality headset ...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget We hate Valve's Steam Controller because it's different
My stomach tied itself into a knot as I read the gaming community's first impressions of Valve's final Steam Controller. "It's cheap feeling," many of them said, "difficu...
09:39 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Hollywood FX artists help doctors practice child surgery
Boston Children's Hospital has formed an odd partnership with a practical special effects company to create more realistic surgery simulator models. Santa Monica-based Fractured FX is well acquai...
09:21 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Tim Cook warns UK government against weakening encryption
Following the UK's Investigatory Powers Bill, which was released last week with new and extended surveillance powers for the government, Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended strong encryption. Speakin...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Sonos' automatic speaker tuning feature is available today
Sonos' new automatic tuning feature Trueplay is rolling out to the masses. The software addition adjusts the strength of various frequencies in order to compensate for a room's poor acoustic...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Perfect temp mug, MIT's wiggly robot and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT's Media Lab created the LineFORM out of a wiggly bit of robotics that can morph into different shapes, like a telephone or a data connecting cable. Meanwhile a...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Google Maps gets offline search and navigation
Google Maps is a ridiculously useful app but that's assuming you've got a stable internet connection. As soon as your signal gets a little wonky, however, you might as well still be printing...
08:24 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Scent-dispensing chips help researchers snap wild wolverines
Wildlife experts in the US have a cunning technique to track "high-elevation" animals such as wolverines, lynx and gray wolves. Small survey stations known as "camera traps" use te...
07:34 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Doctor dubbed 'the father of cyborgs' tested implants in his own brain
How far would you go to create a brain-controlled speech decoder? Doctor Philip Kennedy already helped blaze a trail in brain-computer interfaces back in the 80s. Now, a report in MIT Technology Revie...
07:22 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Asda ditches the Black Friday hell it helped create
Like Father's Day, Britain has accepted another US tradition into its heart: Black Friday. By accepted, we mean coming to terms with fighting off a marauding gang of supermarket bargain hunters t...
06:26 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget A university is digitizing thousands of wax cylinder records
The University of California, Santa Barbara has an alternative for those whose unusual musical needs can't be fulfilled by Spotify and similar services. Its library has been digitizing cylinder r...
05:55 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Almost every London Underground station now has WiFi
In case you hadn't noticed, Virgin Media is still expanding its WiFi service on the London Underground. The company says it's recently flicked the switch at 100 new stations, including end-o...
05:02 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget The Big Picture: The world's most powerful x-ray laser
This is a photo of the Linac Coherent Light Source or LCLS -- an x-ray free-electron laser in Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. It's also dubbed as the most powerfu...
03:31 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget SceneSkim movie app does exactly what it says it would
As much as I love watching movies, I'm not doing it for work and don't really need to worry about finding a specific scene or line of dialogue as fast as possible. But I'm not a film sc...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Amazon Prime Video finally comes to UK Roku boxes
If Amazon wants its Prime Video streaming service to properly compete with Netflix, it needs to be available on every major set-top box. Period. Today, the company is inching closer to that goal with ...
02:01 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget 40 years later, Sony finally kills Betamax
Betamax: the punchline for over a decades-worth of VHS-center comedy bits and most format wars. However, Sony's Beta cassettes can still be bought in Japan. Just about. Sony's announced that...
12:58 am -05 - Tue, November 10, 2015
Engadget Supreme Court dismisses appeal based on warrantless phone search
It's hard to forget a name like Quartavious Davis, but let us remind you anyway: he was sentenced to 162 years in prison with no possibility of parole for a number of armed robberies in Miami. Hi...
11:53 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Time Warner Cable's Roku TV test starts in NYC for $10 per month
We've been telling you about Time Warner Cable's plan to test streaming TV for its internet-only customers since before it was officially announced, but now customers can actually sign up fo...
09:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget 'Painless' dental cavity procedure regrows tooth enamel
When a dentist says the word "cavity" a lot of people sweat thinking about painful injections and relentless drilling. But scientists in Britain have developed a new procedure dubbed EAER, o...
08:56 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget This awesome DIY railgun fires rounds with 27,000 joules of force
Used to be that if you wanted to fire off a few high-velocity rounds with an electromagnetic railgun, you'd have to land a commission aboard the USS Ponce. That is, until YouTuber Ziggy Zee went ...
08:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Fallout 4', 'Better Call Saul' Blu-ray
This week's big release is Fallout 4, which takes gamers back to its familiar post-apocalyptic setting. There's also a new StarCraft II entry with Legacy of the Void, and Rise of the Tomb Ra...
07:56 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget New wireless earbuds conform to your ears in 60 seconds
Finding the right earphones is tricky business. Your options are basically limitless and everybody has their own favorite brand or shape. The only problem is, where half the world might love a particu...
07:14 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Doctors breach the blood-brain barrier for the first time
Our blood-brain barrier is a highly selective membrane specially designed to only allow very specific molecules access to our grey matter while keeping everything else out -- regardless of whether the...
06:40 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget EPA plans more real-world emissions tests in light of VW's cheating
Car makers like Volkswagen should have an even tougher time cheating on emissions tests than they first thought. The Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that it'll include considerably ...
06:05 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Facebook must stop tracking non-users in Belgium, or else
If you thought Facebook was already in hot water for its web tracking, you haven't seen anything yet. A Belgian court has given Facebook 48 hours to stop violating the country's privacy law...
05:43 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Hangouts video calls are getting a quality boost
Google isn't giving up in its bid to improve Hangouts' call quality any time soon. It just introduced a redesigned web calling experience that, on top of a simpler interface, improves qualit...
05:26 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Cheese was the best part of TAG Heuer's smartwatch event
Sure, Tag Heuer unveiled a smartwatch today with the help of Google and Intel. But the real star of the show was CEO Jean-Claude Biver and his love of cheese. Literally.Who cut the cheese? Jean-Claude...
05:08 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Google just released new AI software that can learn faster
Google is ignoring everything the Terminator franchise taught us and is releasing "TensorFlow", open-source software that helps computers learn quicker than ever before. The software is a br...
04:44 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect
Privacy advocates just secured a victory against the National Security Agency's bulk phone data surveillance... albeit a limited one. A federal judge has ordered the NSA to stop collecting the p...
04:20 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Facebook Photo Magic asks you to send pics to photographed friends
Facebook is testing out Photo Magic, a new facial-recognition feature that prompts users to send photos via Messenger directly to the people in the shots. The test hits Australia today on Android, wit...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Twitch rolls out two-factor to reduce profile hijinks
Twitch announced today that it is implementing optional two-factor authentication on its user profiles. The increased security measures, while "100 percent voluntary" according to the stream...
03:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Master and Dynamic's MW60s are a stellar mix of style and sound
My first experience with Master &amp; Dynamic's audio gear was the time I spent with the MH40 wired headphones this summer. I noticed the company's knack for stellar design a while back,...
03:16 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Google's VR for students comes to more cities and countries
Google's virtual reality education efforts may have only just begun this fall, but they're about to grow in a big, big way. The search giant is expanding its Expeditions Pioneer Program to ...
02:29 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Comcast resets customer passwords after account info hits Dark Web
If you received a correspondence from Comcast that your password was being reset, there's a good chance your customer information was for sale on a Dark Web marketplace. A list of 590,000 account...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget TAG Heuer's Connected smartwatch looks like an actual watch
TAG Heuer unveiled its first smartwatch called Connected at an event today. The 155-year-old luxury watch company turned to its classic Carrera for inspiration. But for the innards of the watch, it ta...
01:53 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget The President finally has a Facebook page
For all of the White House's efforts to join the internet era, it's been awfully slow at giving the President a Facebook presence. It's not dragging its heels any longer, though: Presid...
01:28 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Break out your paintbrushes again: Twitch launches Bob Ross Mondays
When Bob Ross began painting happy trees and sunlit fields on public television in 1983, there was no such thing as Twitch, no online streaming and certainly no KappaRoss. But now, there's Bob Ro...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget 10 gifts for a smarter home
Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many optio...
12:29 pm -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget VW offers $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers to affected diesel owners
Volkwagen's attempt to compensate vehicle owners who drive one of the models included in the company's emissions scandal is now official. The initial reports were indeed correct, as the comp...
11:40 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget TAG Heuer's Connected is a $1,500 Android Wear watch you can trade in
Before we kitted them out with high-res AMOLED screens and WiFi, luxury watches were the sorts of thing you could wind up and pass down through the ages. With its new Connected smartwatch (seriously, ...
11:02 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Google explains why some Nexus 5X pictures are upside down
If you recently splashed out on a brand spanking new Nexus 5X, you might be wondering why some of the images you take aren't the right way up. It turns out that it's a quirk of how the devic...
10:27 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Watch TAG Heuer unveil its Android smartwatch at 11AM Eastern
After months upon months of hype, Intel and TAG Heuer are finally ready to show their Android Wear smartwatch to the world. The two are hosting a live stream at 11AM Eastern to spill the beans on the...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget 'Resident Evil' the play is better than I expected
The first Resident Evil games were my favorites. With comically bad dialogue like the now infamous "Jill sandwich" meme, tension built on scare tactics, gore and the thrill of a shotgun blas...
09:31 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Here are the first Xbox 360 games that will work on Xbox One
Microsoft's Xbox One is getting its big "New Experience" update on November 12, which also includes the long-awaited backwards compatibility feature for playing Xbox 360 games. Now, we&...
09:05 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget MIT's shape-shifting bot can be a phone, lamp or exoskeleton
MIT's Media Lab has created LineFORM, a "Shape Changing Interface" that presents new ways for us to interact with technology. LineFORM is a serpentine robot that has the ability to form...
08:02 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Apple's iPad Pro goes on sale on November 11th
Two months ago, Apple announced the impending arrival of its gigantopad iPad Pro, but wouldn't be drawn on when we could actually buy it. After some pushing, a mumbled hint of November was coaxed...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Fallout 4's Pip-Boy is a glorified smartphone case
"The Pip-Boy is an important part of Fallout and we love it so much we made a real one." Those words, delivered by game director Todd Howard at developer Bethesda Softworks' first-ever ...
07:20 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Watch this graphene paper slither around like it's alive
Researchers from China have taken shape-memory materials to a creepy new level with a self-folding paper that can propel itself by "walking." Sorcery? Not quite. It's actually made fro...
06:14 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Xiaomi's $16 fitness tracker gets a heart-rate monitor
Although it isn't readily available in the west, Xiaomi's Mi Band fitness tracker has helped the company account for a quarter of all wearables sold. Unveiled in July 2014, the low-cost rubb...
04:41 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Pinterest's visual search tool can identify items in a pin
Lots of people turn to Pinterest for inspiration, but it can be a hassle to figure out who makes that whiskey barrel table. Now that the site has buyable pins and shopping pins, it has launched a vis...
03:01 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget 18 ways to (nearly) die with Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
Lara Croft is basically a superhero. She leaps with the power of someone bitten by a radioactive kangaroo, climbs sheer rock faces like her hands are coated in glue and spontaneously zip-lines down hu...
01:15 am -05 - Mon, November 9, 2015
Engadget Portable particle accelerators may soon become reality
Modern particle accelerators are big, to put it mildly -- even the smallest ones tend to occupy large rooms. Researchers at the University of Maryland, however, have found a way to shrink them down to...
11:10 pm -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget ABC's 'BattleBots' reboot will come back for a second season
Good news if you liked ABC's resurrection of BattleBots for the modern era: it's sticking around. The network has renewed BattleBots for a second season, albeit with some tweaks. It'l...
09:36 pm -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget Visit this digital art museum in real life or VR
There's plenty of digital art, but it tends to either be meant for the physical world, where it disappears within weeks, or is strictly digital and risks losing some of its impact. However, a te...
08:05 pm -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget Snapchat's video viewing triples in just six months
Have you been watching a lot of video on Snapchat lately? You're not alone... far from it, in fact. Snapchat has confirmed to the Financial Times that its video viewing has tripled in half a ye...
06:32 pm -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget Comcast leak shows that data caps aren't about congestion
Many internet providers with data caps (especially in mobile) will tell you that those limits exist to prevent network congestion -- that's not necessarily true, but it's the official line. ...
05:08 pm -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget Vizio's high-end 4K TVs are on sale at (some) Best Buy stores
After more than a year of waiting Vizio finally opened up orders for two models from its "Reference Series" line, and now it's expanding the rollout. At Best Buy's Magnolia Design ...
03:34 pm -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry's Android phone is coming to Verizon, too
You won't have to jump to AT&amp;T or get an unlocked phone just to give the BlackBerry Priv a try in the States. Verizon has teased that BlackBerry's first Android smartphone is "c...
02:01 pm -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget NSA discloses most security flaws, but that's not the whole story
The National Security Agency is opening up a bit about how it discloses security exploits... though not by much. Officials have posted an infographic boasting that the NSA shares details about 91 perc...
12:27 pm -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget UK wants all residents to have access to broadband by 2020
The UK certainly has fast broadband access in some places, but ubiquitous access? Not so much. However, that might change if the British government has its way. It's developing a Universal Servic...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget The After Math: Pop culture phenoms
Quentin Tarantino is taking some serious flack this week for his comments on the #BlackLivesMatter debate. As such, we're taking a look at some other franchises that are sure to get your geek blo...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Obama's Keystone XL pipeline veto
The world's oceans contain an immense amount of energy -- and this week two pioneering projects sought to unlock it. First Australia announced the world's first wave energy microgrid, and th...
08:00 am -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget Translogic 187: Virtue Pedalist
The Virtue Pedalist aims to combine the best of the bike and trike world to create the ultimate green commuter. With the e-assist of an electric bike, the stability of a tricycle, the storage of a car...
05:17 am -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget Dongle 'fixes' your PC's security by killing your USB port
We've seen some questionable crowdfunding campaigns in our time, but this one might take the cake. A Russian outfit is raising money for USB Killer, a $99 dongle that thwarts data thieves by... e...
01:11 am -05 - Sun, November 8, 2015
Engadget Watch a jetpack pilot fly past the Statue of Liberty for the first time
Forget taking a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty... how about visiting with a couple of jet engines strapped to your back? JetPack Aviation chief David Mayman did just that: the entrepreneur is the...
11:02 pm -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget US Army lab develops a way to read soldiers' brains
Military intelligence analysts spend a lot of time scrutinizing countless images from various sources, such as drones and surveillance systems. An automated program developed by cognitive neuroscienti...
09:33 pm -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget Lawsuit claims AMD lied about the number of cores in its chips
Processor makers regularly exaggerate the performance of their chips (remember Intel's obsession with clock speed?), but AMD is learning that there are limits around what you can claim. It'...
08:01 pm -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget BuzzFeed returns to SXSW lineup following online harassment fiasco
BuzzFeed said it would only come back to the South by Southwest festival panel roster if organizers put online harassment back on the agenda, and it's making good on its word. The web firm tells...
06:32 pm -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget Translogic 186: 1978 Ferrari 308 GTE Virtual Reality Test Drive
Translogic partners with 8112 Studios to take you on a virtual reality test drive of the all-electric 1978 Ferrari 308 GTE, converted by EV West.For years we've heard about how virtual reality wi...
04:59 pm -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget VW will reportedly offer cash to cheated diesel car drivers
If you're feeling burned by Volkswagen's decision to cheat on diesel emissions tests, you might get some compensation for your troubles. Sources for The Truth About Cars understand that VW w...
03:28 pm -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget The Keurig Kold: You could just buy a mini-fridge instead
As I took Keurig's Kold machine out of its box, the first thought that ran through my head was, "Man, Alton Brown would hate this." You see, the Good Eats and Cutthroat Kitchen host has...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget Sony Xperia Z5 review: A decent phone overshadowed by the competition
At the start of 2015, Sony effectively gave up on making smartphones in the hope of recapturing former glories. Its mobile division now loses the company nearly $2 million per day even after being sli...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget The Hexo drone is your flying selfie companion
Hiring a film crew to capture your action sport exploits can cost thousands of dollars an hour while trying to take selfies as you barrel full-tilt down the side of a mountain is a great way to wind ...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget Here's what the astronauts aboard the ISS have been up to
The first piece of the International Space Station (ISS) was launched into orbit in 1998 and two years later, its first occupants arrived. It's currently the largest artificial body orbiting the ...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: The gadgets and cocktails of James Bond
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 -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Record-setting bot walk, holographic drones and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers from Queens University built tiny quadcopters that can join to form a hologram display, hovering in mid-air. A Guinness World Record for furthest distance b...
07:38 am -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget Amazon's 12 new pilots include animated, spy and biopic series
It's Amazon pilot season, which means there are a bunch of new shows you can stream via Prime Instant Video for free -- well, their first episodes anyway. The selection includes a handful of anim...
03:39 am -05 - Sat, November 7, 2015
Engadget One of the world's first personal computers is up for sale
Many people don't know the history of the Kenbak-1 Digital Computer, but it's considered to be the world's first commercially available personal computer -- and one is going up for sale...
11:49 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Syfy will premiere 'The Expanse' online before it hits cable
If enough time has passed for you to be comfortable calling the network "Syfy," perhaps you'll check out its new TV show. The Expanse is based on a popular series of novels by the same ...
11:09 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget FCC refuses to force websites to honor Do Not Track requests
The FCC has dismissed a petition filed by California nonprofit Consumer Watchdog, asking the commission to require "edge providers" to honor Do Not Track requests. The group named Google, Fa...
09:03 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Counterfeiters already have fake 'BTTF' Nikes with power laces
Nike won't have its Back to the Future 2 kicks on shelves until next year, but it looks like the folks who make their money selling knockoffs aren't waiting around. Since Nike announced the ...
07:07 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Former Sony Pictures exec snags the rights to a 'GamerGate' movie
Former head of Sony Pictures Amy Pascal is working on a film based on a coming memoir from Zoe Quinn, the game developer at the heart of the online controversy known as "GamerGate." Quinn�...
06:38 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Periscope adds rewinding and fast forwarding
We live in a fast-paced world and sometimes there are things that we miss. The folks over at Periscope understand this and so have added a rewind and fast forward function to the app. All you need to ...
05:57 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Verizon kills affordable WiFi program for schools in Alabama
Less than a year after starting OmniLynx, a program that provided low-cost WiFi access to schools in Huntsville, Alabama, Verizon is cutting ties with it. As reported by WHNT-TV, the city's educa...
05:57 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Verizon kills affordable WiFi program for schools in Alabama (update: response)
Less than a year after starting OmniLynx, a program that provided low-cost WiFi access to schools in Huntsville, Alabama, Verizon is cutting ties with it. As reported by WHNT-TV, the city's educa...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Playdate: We've got the 'Need for Speed' on PlayStation 4
It's time to kick some tires and light some fires, folks. The new Need for Speed, out this week, is awesome. More importantly, it shows exactly what can happen when a video game publisher (Electr...
05:21 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Google buys Fly Labs, Photos to get in-app video editing
The team at Fly Labs announced on Friday that Google had acquired their company and will be rolling their image-editing technology into Google Photos. "We'll be pouring the same passion into...
04:57 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget 3RDi is the camera-enabled headband you didn't ask for
So it turns out someone has developed a piece of wearable tech that manages to make Google Glass look understated and elegant. Introducing 3RDi -- as the name suggests, this camera is supposed to act ...
04:32 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget PSY is finally getting the monument he deserves in Seoul
PSY's "Gangnam Style" is so recognizable, the second it starts to play people know what to do. To commemorate the the track that broke YouTube's view counter, the Gangnam District ...
04:07 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget The New York Times VR app took me inside the news
I'm standing in the center of a rubble-filled classroom. The floor is ankle deep in books with overturned desks jutting up like volcanic islands in a sea of literature. At the chalkboard, a young...
03:41 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's SPi-Face spy camera
Ben begins to create spy gear to stop the evil Pieface from spraying radioactive pie filling all over the world on this week's episode of The Ben Heck Show. Ben first builds spy glasses with an i...
03:17 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Hackers have infiltrated the US arrest records database
Earlier this year, a hacking group broke into the personal email account of CIA director John Brenner and published a host of sensitive attachments that it got its hands on (yes, Brenner should not ha...
02:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget The first full 'Warcraft' movie trailer is, in a word, epic
Whether you're a veteran World of Warcraft player, a Hearthstone newbie or someone who loves a great fantasy story, the trailer for Legendary Pictures' Warcraft is captivating. Warcraft is d...
02:23 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Marshmallow debuts in less than one percent of Android devices
Google's latest version of Android, Marshmallow, only started rolling out last month. As such, it shouldn't come as surprise to see that the current adoption numbers for it are extremely low...
01:58 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget I electroshocked my brain and I feel great!
For years I've relied on caffeine and cannabis to modulate my moods. It's an effective, albeit slightly illegal, system and not without its side effects. Too much coffee and I become a jitte...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Apple TV review (2015): A huge leap forward, unless you want 4K
For years, Apple TV has been like a perpetually ignored child, eclipsed by its overachieving siblings, the iPhone and iPad. Design-wise, it hasn't changed at all since 2010, and it's been sh...
12:53 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Activision starts a studio for 'Skylanders,' 'Call of Duty' TV and film
Activision Blizzard today launched a studio in charge of taking its franchises from the console to the silver screen, starting with a film franchise based on Call of Duty and an animated television se...
12:46 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Studying jellyfish is the key to better underwater crafts
Jellyfish and lamprey have been swimming in the same hypnotic way for millions of years. It has taken a Stanford-lead team of scientists to figure out how they do this so efficiently and the results s...
12:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget We turned on the Nintendo PlayStation: It's real and it works
When a mysterious "Nintendo PlayStation" prototype with both an SNES cartridge slot and a CD drive made the rounds back in July, many remained skeptical. Not even Sony PlayStation's hea...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Dear first-generation sex robot ...
A life-size rubber doll named Roxxxy is on display during the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.Computer Love is a semi-regular column exploring the weird world of human se...
11:41 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Instagram reportedly testing ads that use 3D Touch and Apple Pay
Instagram ads have been around for some time now, but a new report claims the company is looking to boost the in-app shopping experience. According to Digiday, the photo-sharing app is testing 3D Touc...
11:41 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Instagram reportedly testing ads that use 3D Touch and Apple Pay (update)
Instagram ads have been around for some time now, but a new report claims the company is looking to boost the in-app shopping experience. According to Digiday, the photo-sharing app is testing 3D Touc...
10:32 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget The best wired exercise 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.After considering 145 sport-specific headphones and testi...
10:06 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Researchers turn a swarm of drones into a physical hologram
The augmented reality interface in Minority Report was futuristic, but what it lacked were objects that you could physically touch, according to researchers from Queens University. The problem is that...
09:42 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Toyota sets aside $1 billion for AI and robotics research centers
Toyota originally announced earlier this year that it's spending $50 million to establish joint research centers with MIT and Stanford. Turns out the company has decided to set aside a much, much...
09:20 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Let's talk about sex: This is Computer Love
Computer Love is a semi-regular column exploring the weird world of human sexuality in the 21st century.That's me four months ago, emerging from the frozen tomb of a near decade-long relationship...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Astronaut recruitment, kegels for men and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A Kickstarter project called KGoal Boost is aimed at helping men strengthen their kegel muscles (the ones at the base of the pelvis) and we had to give it the ICYMI tre...
08:43 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Japanese 'Star Wars' trailer has new 'Force Awakens' footage
Well this is a surprise. A trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just popped on Disney Japan's YouTube account, and it's full of unseen footage. Without spoiling too many surprises, y...
08:26 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Uber launches in Edinburgh, its second Scottish city
Scotland, get ready for your second dose of Uber love. The company is launching UberX, its cheapest service, in Edinburgh this afternoon following a successful roll-out in Glasgow last month. Once you...
08:20 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Doctors treat drug-resistant leukaemia with 'gene editing'
Doctors at Britain's Great Ormond Street Hospital believe that they're on the cusp of a breakthrough in how to treat genetic diseases. Researchers have successfully -- so far -- implemented ...
08:20 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Doctors treat drug-resistant leukemia with 'gene editing'
Doctors at Britain's Great Ormond Street Hospital believe that they're on the cusp of a breakthrough in how to treat genetic diseases. Researchers have successfully -- so far -- implemented ...
07:33 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Sky will show Premier League highlights on-demand next season
It might have lost the Champions League and Europa League to BT, but Sky still dominates when it comes to the Premier League. Along with live coverage for 126 matches, the broadcaster has announced th...
07:30 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget I didn't listen to a pair of $55,000 headphones
I was supposed to try out Sennheiser's new Orpheus headphones yesterday. Priced at $55,000 and a decade in the making, they're a reimagining of the company's 1990 model of the same name...
06:15 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Google Keep launches share extension on iPhones and iPads
Google has given its Keep app for iOS new features that might make you consider using it more often. It's now so much easier to save tidbits of whatever you're reading on your browser, after...
05:05 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Google is reportedly planning to standardize Android chipsets
Google is trying to take more control of its Android ecosystem by designing its own chips, according to a report from The Information (subscription). The search giant reportedly spoke with chip manufa...
05:00 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk hack: exactly 156,959 customers had personal details stolen
Two weeks after TalkTalk confirmed a "significant and sustained cyberattack" on its website, the company has revealed exactly how much data was stolen. Hackers obtained personal details for ...
04:30 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Citizen Mars: the bonus bits
The Mars One candidates have a single goal: to help establish the first human settlement on the Red Planet. Over the course of five episodes, we've seen them weigh up what it takes to become a Ma...
03:53 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Apple hires engineer who used to work on digital license plates
Apple has been snapping up talent from all over the place ever since it started putting more effort into Project Titan, Cupertino's electric car initiative. One of its latest hires is veteran sof...
02:25 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget School and nonprofit customers stop Sprint from shutting down WiMAX
Sprint announced back in 2014 that it will shut down its WiMAX data network today, November 6th, 2015. That's not going to happen now, though, because a Massachusetts court has put a stop to the ...
01:03 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget Boston company launches spy drone that can fly indefinitely
Boston company CyPhy Works has just launched the commercial version of the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone, which can stay up in the air for however long you want it t...
12:01 am -05 - Fri, November 6, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry Priv review: Android alone can't save the company
Sports fans often say that their team could pull itself out of a losing streak if only it'd play that exciting but untested, kid who's usually consigned to the bench. Gadgets fans sing a sim...
11:54 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Turn any watch into a smartwatch (kinda)
Have you been eyeing your friend's Apple Watch and wishing you had one of your very own? Well, tech startup Trivoly has developed a way to squash that burning jealousy. The company launched a cro...
10:48 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Researchers 3D print 'Lego bricks' of functional stem cells
A team of scientists from Beijing's Tsinghua University have reportedly devised a means of producing uniform embryonic stem cells with a 3D printer. These cells stack like organic Lego bricks and...
09:58 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget New Horizons is now on track to explore the outer solar system
After snapping beautiful images of Pluto, New Horizons has set its sights on an ancient body in the Kuiper Belt. The space probe has completed the last of four maneuvers and is now on course for "...
09:28 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget PC makers' tech support asks customers to avoid Windows 10
You may have upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as humanly possible, but don't tell that to your PC manufacturer. As part of its tech support research, Laptop has learned that at least Dell and HP a...
08:53 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget NASA's closer to knowing why Mars' surface is cold and dead
It looks like NASA's figured out one of the reasons why Mars isn't fit or human -- or any other kind -- of life. The space agency held another press conference to discuss why Mars has turned...
08:09 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget 'Overwatch Origins Edition' will be on PC, PS4 and XB1 next year
Until now only a PC version had been announced for Blizzard's first all-new game in years, but today a splash page on its Battle.net website promises it will come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. O...
07:56 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget SNK ditches slot machines to focus more on video games
Call SNK the anti-Konami. Rather than back away from video games, the legendary Japanese studio has announced that it's dropping its pachinko slot machine business to concentrate its efforts on ...
07:29 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget 'The Witcher' will be a movie in 2017
The Witcher is perhaps best known as a video game series, but its roots travel deeper than the digital realm. The Witcher games are based on a long-running series of novels and short stories by Andrze...
06:53 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget New strain of Android malware is 'virtually impossible' to remove
Do you remember the bad old days of computer viruses so invasive that it was easier to nuke your software and start over than fix the problem? They're back... in mobile form. Lookout has noticed ...
06:13 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Uber event service makes sure you get home from the party
If you're hosting a big shindig, you frequently need to find ways to get people home at the end of the night -- and a shuttle bus may be a waste if only some of your guests actually need it. This...
05:48 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget The federal prison bureau needs help stopping contraband drones
The Federal Bureau of Prisons issued a Request for Information on Wednesday soliciting ideas and proposals for "countering, mitigating and/or interdicting the impact and possible nefarious intent...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Clambering around London in 'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate'
It's autumn, so that means it's time for a new Assassin's Creed game. This time out the franchise has gone back to London's industrial age with Syndicate. A period when kids worked...
05:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget NASA photos show the Antares rocket explosion in gritty detail
When Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded last year, your only real view at the time was a grainy video. However, you should now have a much better sense of what happened: NASA has posted l...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget NASA now knows why the surface of Mars is cold, dry and dead
NASA has done a really good job at debunking Mars mysteries in 2015 and it's not done yet. The space agency held another press conference to discuss what is stripping away the atmosphere around M...
04:48 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Anonymous posts the names of people it believes are KKK members
Online activist group Anonymous has followed through on its promise to divulge the names of people it believes are involved in the Ku Klux Klan. Anonymous outlined its plan on November 2nd, with a cho...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget The cyberpsychologist is In
My first session with a cyberpsychologist didn't go so well.She asked me to lay back on the couch, relax, and "think of cyber.""You know," she said, "what you do when you...
03:41 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Time Warner CEO: DC Comics shows could be slow to hit Netflix and Hulu
If you're waiting to catch up on Gotham or Arrow, the wait could get even longer. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told analysts this week that past seasons of DC Comics television shows could be slow...
03:23 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Drone fights fires by dropping flaming balls
The thought of a fire-starting robot would normally have us fleeing in terror, but we'll make an exception for this one. Researchers are developing a drone, the Unmanned Aerial System for Fire F...
02:58 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Comcast expanding internet usage caps to more areas
Now that cord-cutting is taking off, thanks to web services like Sling TV and Hulu Plus, Comcast won't let that dictate how much money it's going to make going forward. The company, which ru...
02:35 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget The US wants the world to offer more airwaves for 5G and drones
The US doesn't just want to carve out space for 5G cellular service on its own frequencies -- it wants the rest of the world to follow suit. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is calling on other countrie...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Scientists map high-temp superconductivity in 3D for the first time
High-temperature superconductivity represents a potential breakthrough across multiple fields of technology, from MRIs to levitating trains, hoverboards and computing. Scientists at the Department of ...
01:25 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry can bypass carriers to deliver Android security fixes
Multiple Android phone makers are promising monthly security updates, but there's a big gotcha: they typically have to get approval from carriers, which means you'll wait weeks before those ...
01:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget The New York Times VR app launches with portraits of refugee children
At a time when virtual reality is changing the way we experience entertainment, it was only a matter of time before news outlets turned to immersive storytelling. The New York Times was one of the fir...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Pebble Time Round review: A prettier design comes with tradeoffs
Earlier this year, Pebble released two new smartwatches: The Time and the Time Steel. Both feature color e-ink displays, an updated "Timeline" interface, support for voice replies, and a new...
12:52 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget YouTube rolls out support for VR video
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai took to Twitter Thursday to announce that YouTube now supports VR video. The site already offers 360 degree video but has now officially added Cardboard support as well. Com...
12:40 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Facebook 'Music Stories' preview Apple Music and Spotify tracks
In its on-going quest to make the sharing of things easier, Facebook has a new way to tell others what your listening to. The new feature, or post format, is called Music Stories. Instead of posting a...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget The 'Fallout 4' launch trailer has robots, beasts, mutants and more
Fallout 4 is poised to be a massive game (even by Fallout standards) and today's three-minute launch trailer really drives that point home. You want a city of giant, horned, Doom-like monsters? C...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Luma's 'surround WiFi' kills dead spots with multiple routers
Google appears to have started a trend with its easy-to-use but pricey OnHub WiFi router. A startup company has Luma created a router with the similar goal of giving you easy-to-use wireless security,...
11:50 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget There's now a smart kegel exerciser for men, too
Every International Women's Day, a chorus of snippy men ask where's their equivalent day of celebration. For the last few years, British comedian Richard Herring has led a one-man quest to g...
11:23 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Verizon's new kid-tracking smartwatches look all grown up
GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget aren't going to win any prizes for cool product naming, but the kid-friendly smartwatches come with noble intentions. Both products let you geofence your progeny, so yo...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Flickr takes advantage of iOS 9 and your iPhone 6s
The pressure-sensitive touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was practically tailor-made for quickly glancing at photos, so wouldn't it make sense that major photography apps let you do just that? ...
10:35 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Developers can now sell in-game items through Steam
The folks at Valve have introduced a new Steam feature called "Item Store" which, as its name implies, makes it easier for game developers to manage and sell microtransactions. Facepunch Stu...
10:10 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Disney and ESPN channels are coming to PlayStation Vue
For all the channels that PlayStation Vue gives you, there have been a few conspicuous gaps: without Disney or ESPN, you didn't have much in the way of kids' programming or sports. That gap ...
09:45 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Kickstarter's 9.5 million users have pledged over $2 billion
You may hate how crowdfunding websites are being used for pre-sales, but Kickstarter's new numbers report makes it clear that a lot of people don't mind the practice. The website has announc...
09:22 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Expedia to pay $3.9 billion for Airbnb competitor HomeAway
The short-term rental market is growing, and Expedia understandably wants a piece of it. After snapping up Orbitz and Travelocity earlier this year, it has now decided to purchase HomeAway. It's ...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Karma launches $50 unlimited data for its shareable hotspot
Up until now, the shareable hotspot company Karma has offered internet access one way: Pay as you go for $14 a gigabyte, with free data thrown in when others hop onto your Karma Go hotspot. Now, it�...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Magic Robot Fingers, Borked Tesla Autopilots and More
Today on In Case You Missed It: A Korean startup is set to launch a crowdfunding campaign for its home smartening "robotic fingers" -- internet-connected gadgets that push analog buttons so ...
08:28 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Immerge is a ball of Lytro cameras for VR video
Lytro first made a name for itself with a small rectangular camera that did one magical thing: It allowed you to refocus photos after you've taken them. It did this trick thanks to some complex s...
08:05 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Google Drive sends you phone alerts for shared files
Google is updating Drive with new features, which are especially useful to employees and students that tend to work in teams. You'll now get instant mobile mobile alerts, for instance, whenever s...
07:35 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Fitbit-owned app creates customized exercises on Android devices
A couple of years before it was acquired by Fitbit in 2015, FitStar released an app starring NFL star Tony Gonzalez that can create customized workouts based on your goals and fitness level. Now, that...
06:42 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Sony's entry-level Alpha A68 has '4D focus' for low light
Sony just reminded us that it makes more than mirrorless and compact cameras by launching the Alpha A68, an A-mount model with a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. As with Sony's APS-C Alpha A77 II and f...
06:15 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Amazon UK Prime members get free same-day deliveries
In its bid to get more products to customers quicker, Amazon UK has today added another delivery option for customers. Prime Same Day offers (you guessed it) same-day delivery on one million products,...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget A week with FreedomPop in the UK: you can't argue with free
Between the four main carriers and numerous tier-two operators in the UK, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a mobile network. And yet, we've now got another new player to cons...
05:33 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget DJI buys stake in high-end camera firm Hasselblad
Drone maker DJI has purchased a stake in Hasselblad, the company best known for medium-format still cameras and pimped out, overpriced Sony rebadges. The move is a bit of a head-scratcher, because we ...
04:46 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Watch two 'Jetmen' fly alongside an A380 superjumbo
We've seen Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy (aka Jetman) fly his carbon fiber jet wing over Rio, and, more recently, in tandem above Dubai with his protege Jetman Vince Reffet. The latest video from th...
04:30 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Huawei's first smartwatch finally goes on sale in the UK
It's taken a while, but companies are finally getting better at smartwatch design. Following the original Moto 360, we're starting to see some stylish Android Wear devices, like the long-awa...
03:54 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Explore New Zealand's 'Great Walks' with Google Street View
If you want to take a trip to Middle Earth tonight but don't have a passport, Google's got you covered with a new addition to Street View. The internet juggernaut's partnered with New Z...
03:11 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget BBC Store lets you buy and download classic TV shows
Before iPlayer existed, VHS tapes and DVDs were one of the few ways to rewatch BBC shows. Unless you caught a rerun or had diligently prepared the VCR, that is. These days iPlayer reigns supreme, but ...
02:39 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget Huawei's next chipset may give competitors a run for their money
Huawei is now Europe's second largest Android brand, according to Kantar, but there's just no time for celebration. Not too long after launching the Huawei Mate S and the Nexus 6P, the Chine...
12:27 am -05 - Thu, November 5, 2015
Engadget The 'Fallout 4' Pip-Boy app is available right now
Attention future Commonwealth explorers: The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy app is available for you to download. Unlike the gap between the release of Fallout Shelter on Android and iOS, both versions are availab...
11:20 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Google engineer takes on subpar USB Type-C cables
Trying to save a few bucks by purchasing offbrand cables? We've all done it -- but there's something you should know about new USB Type-C connectors popping up on cellphones (Nexus, OnePlus)...
09:57 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget California police use these biometric scanners
Police are increasingly turning to biometric tech in the field. It's supposed to help cops verify the identity of suspects, but there's a real concern that they could abuse this to get perso...
09:20 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Circle with Disney makes it easy to control your kids' screen time
When I was younger, I had a friend whose dad would shut down their house's internet connection every 12AM without fail. He'd love Circle with Disney if his children were still kids. It'...
08:25 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Sony's A7 II camera gets a faster and more accurate autofocus
The Sony A7 II is one of the best mirrorless cameras available right now, although it isn't perfect. After trying it out earlier this year, one of our main issues with the full-frame shooter was ...
07:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Google Maps for iOS speaks out traffic warnings while you drive
If you're carrying an iPhone, Google Maps just got much more helpful in those moments when you're determined to avoid gridlock. As on Android, Maps' iOS app now speaks out traffic warni...
07:13 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget You can drive cars from 'Fallout 4' in 'Forza Motorsport 6'
Can't wait until November 10th to wander through a desolate nuclear wasteland? That's a little weird, dude -- but if you need something to tide you over until Fallout 4 hits stores, Forza Mo...
06:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Mobile apps share a lot more of your data than you think
You're probably well aware that many mobile apps want to share your data. They need your email address to set up an account, or your location to tag your photos. However, a research team has di...
06:24 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Evernote adds sketching and split-screen features on iOS
Sketching has been available in Evernote's Penultimate app for quite some time, but now the company's main productivity app is handling your scribbles on its own. With an update for its iOS ...
05:55 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Facebook averaged over 1 billion daily users in September
Facebook's growth shows no sign of stopping. Today is announced that it has over one billion users on average using it everyday. In August it announced it had passed a milestone of having one bil...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Free app brings local news broadcasts to Android, iOS and Roku
We're living in a cord-cutter's world where everyone seems to be ditching their cable and satellite subscriptions in favor of the cheaper alternative: streaming. The problem is, when we clen...
05:10 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget NASA wants to hire more astronauts
Have you dreamed of becoming a space explorer? You now have your chance to do something about it: after a four-year silence, NASA is once again hiring new astronauts. The recruiting drive will run b...
04:50 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Facebook reportedly launching a stand-alone news app next week
According to Financial Times, Facebook will be releasing yet another stand-alone app. The yet-to-be-released Notify app will feature news from media partners like The Washington Post, CBS and Vogue. U...
04:50 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Facebook reportedly launching a standalone news app next week
According to Financial Times, Facebook will be releasing yet another standalone app. The yet-to-be-released Notify app will feature news from media partners like The Washington Post, CBS and Vogue. Us...
04:29 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Runaway blimp prompts the US to freeze a missile defense program
That US Army radar blimp that ran amok didn't just trigger an internet frenzy... it may have put the brakes on a big military research initiative. Pentagon officials have frozen the JLENS (Joint...
04:18 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Google hopes to reboot its low-cost Android phone program
Google's Android One program was supposed to help the developing world go mobile and promote 'pure' devices full of Google services, but that's not how it panned out -- the phones ...
03:56 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Motorola is opening a retail store in Chicago this weekend
With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, this week Motorola will open its first brick-and-mortar store in Chicago. Named Moto Shop, the space is designed to be a showroom and hands-on ...
03:34 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Scientists create a tiny, flexible lens modeled on insect eyes
Science seems obsessed with creating tiny objects that can do big things. Like a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison which has created a new microlens with a 170-degree field of vision. Modele...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Apple CarPlay review: A useful companion, even in its early stages
It's been two years since Apple announced its plot to put your iPhone's core features inside the dash of your car, but only now is its CarPlay software becoming available in lots of new mode...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget 6 world-changing innovations by teenage geniuses
By Cat DiStasioSolutions to some of the world's most challenging problems are coming from an unlikely place: teenagers. Around the world, young inventors are developing gadgets and techniques tha...
02:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget 'Robotic fingers' make your dumb appliances smarter
Naran, a South Korean startup, has developed a series novel devices that transforms analog, push-button devices into internet-connected tools for your smart home. The devices, dubbed "Microbot Pu...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Samsung's latest ATIV laptop gets a 4K screen, discrete graphics
Samsung's ATIV Book 9 series has mostly targeted Ultrabook buyers with lighweight, powerful and pricey models like the ATIV Book 9 Plus. However, the company's latest model, the ATIV Book 9 ...
01:50 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Maker Camp becomes the after-school program you wish you had as a kid
"One thing we can bet on is that 'making' engages kids," Dale Dougherty, Maker Media founder told Engadget. Anyone that's ever been to a Maker Faire knows that's a solid ...
01:25 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Korg's OK Go Volca Sample is pre-loaded with sounds from 'Hungry Ghosts'
Last fall, OK Go released their latest album Hungry Ghosts. If you happen to enjoy the samples the band used on it, you can employ those sounds yourself thanks to Korg. The audio company revealed a li...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Engadget presents the Best of CES 2016: Here's what you need to know
It's November. For some, that means planning for Thanksgiving, while others might already be in the midst of holiday shopping. For us here at Engadget, November is when CES organizing kicks into ...
12:23 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Netflix will produce original Bollywood and anime programs
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced the service will offer more original content in 2016, including Bollywood and anime programming. During his talk with New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin a...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Ice-cold science!
This week on Dear Veronica, I welcome onto the show Dr. Kiki Sanford of This Week in Science. She brilliantly explains the science behind why your whiskey and vodka stays perfectly chilled in your fre...
11:41 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Apple thought about making a car back in 2008
The possibility of an Apple-made car isn't anything new -- as it turns out, it's practically old news. iPod co-creator (and Nest CEO) Tony Fadell tells Bloomberg that he and Steve Jobs had ...
11:25 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget UK Investigatory Powers Bill: what you need to know
The UK government has put forward a bill today that would force internet service providers (ISPs) to keep a record of the websites their customers access for up to 12 months. These "internet conn...
11:15 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget 'SOMA' nearly wasn't a horror game and other secrets from Ian Thomas
The developers at Frictional Games have a lot to live up to. This is the independent studio responsible for Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a terrifying first-person game fraught with monsters, mysterious ...
10:51 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Sky's Now TV app brings more UK content to Apple TV
While the new Apple TV has been available to order for over a week, UK-centric apps have been a bit thin on the ground. Less than a week after the BBC confirmed that iPlayer is coming to the streamer,...
10:48 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Tesla will put more limits on Autopilot to discourage stunts
Tesla introduced Autopilot features to the Model S for the sake of convenience, but some drivers have been using it as a chance to goof off. They've invoked the semi-autonomous mode while speedi...
10:24 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Cortana for iPhone beta signups kick off
Just as it did with Android, Microsoft is gearing up to bring its Cortana virtual assistant to iPhones. The beta release of Cortana won't have all of its features -- you can't say "Hey ...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget On the court with the promising Qlipp tennis sensor
It wasn't long ago that we rounded up a collection of gadgets aimed at tennis players -- everything from fitness trackers to sensor-laden rackets. But this is still a young market and we've ...
09:43 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Airbnb wins over voters in fight against rental restrictions in SF
Airbnb and similar services have won against Proposition F, with most San Francisco residents choosing to vote against the controversial measure. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the proposit...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget The new 'Need for Speed' looks like a movie shot on film
The new, simply titled Need for Speed (out this week on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) is as close as you're going to get to an art-house, video game version of The Fast and the Furious. The series ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Obstacle-avoiding UAV, smartwatch whys and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new wearable screen that runs Android while strapped to your wrist is out, but we can't help but make fun of it. MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intel...
08:28 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Cult horror game 'White Day' is coming to PSVR
The first-person horror game White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is being ported to Sony's PlayStation VR headset. To call White Day a sleeper hit would be an understatement. It debuted in Korea ...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget YIFY: The rise and fall of the world's most prolific movie pirate
It's never been hard to pirate movies, but for a long time, one collective has made it easier to watch the latest blockbusters than any other: YIFY. By focusing on speed, better quality rips and ...
07:25 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk hack: MPs launch inquiry after police make fourth arrest
We now know the extent of the TalkTalk hack, and while it's not as bad as everyone first feared, it still poses massive questions about cybersecurity and the countermeasures being taken by Britis...
07:16 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Here's a physical emoji keyboard that costs $100
Emoji are now deeply embedded in our collective psyche, and yet, they're always out of reach. On your phone, they're hidden behind at least a single tap, and on your Mac or PC, they're ...
05:44 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Cheap satellite-launching rocket fails on its maiden flight
Satellite-launching rocket programs like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are household names thanks to the larger-than-life personalities behind them. But you may not know about a modest progr...
04:57 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Sprint faces 'thousands' of job cuts and price hikes
SoftBank, Sprint's Japanese parent company, made a ton of profit over the last three months, but not as much profit as people were expecting. That's largely due to it having to carry Sprint ...
04:35 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Hilton and MC Dean fined by the FCC for blocking guests' WiFi
MC Dean and Hilton have joined Marriott in the FCC's list of companies that block personal hotspots. In fact, the commission has proposed a $718,000 fine against MC Dean, Baltimore Convention Cen...
03:48 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Game streamer Hitbox takes on Twitch with 4K eSports broadcasts
Pop quiz hotshot: Name a game broadcasting service that isn't Twitch, YouTube Gaming or MLG.tv. Give up? You're forgiven. Vienna-based Hitbox.tv is relatively new to the space and its lookin...
02:13 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Polaroid sues GoPro for copying a design patent
C&amp;A Marketing Inc., the company that produces the Polaroid Cube, has filed a lawsuit against GoPro for releasing the Hero4 Session camera. On what grounds? Well, the two cameras look almost id...
12:46 am -05 - Wed, November 4, 2015
Engadget Apple cuts a deal with failed sapphire screen supplier
Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Inc. agreed to part ways back in 2014, after the latter filed for bankruptcy. Now the two have reached a deal that will eradicate GT's $439 million loan from Cu...
11:03 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget PuzzlePhone wants you to fund its modular smartphone
If you're enamored with modular smartphones but aren't convinced that Project Ara will pan out, you can now pour your money into an alternative. PuzzlePhone has launched a crowdfunding campa...
09:42 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget MPAA filed lawsuits in Canada and NZ to shut down movie pirates
The MPAA can and will hunt pirates down wherever they are, it seems. According to TorrentFreak, the association sued three popcorntime.io developers in Canada earlier in October, accusing them of &quo...
08:50 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Sundance and Jaunt are looking for VR filmmaking visionaries
Sundance Film Institute has announced a six-month residency aimed at helping budding virtual reality filmmakers turn their ideas into dynamic projects. To make this a reality, the institute has teamed...
07:58 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Uber carpooling experiment helps you commute between cities
Ridesharing services already have carpooling services that let you share a ride with strangers, but they're designed for typical commuting distances, not the city-to-city jaunts that can define c...
07:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Redbox owner buys phone trade-in company to get away from DVDs
If you owned Redbox and faced a slowly declining disc-based movie rental business, what would you do? Diversify so that you're not rendered obsolete by internet video? If so, you're not al...
07:04 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget NASA Spacebot, what big eyes you have
Space isn't exactly the safest of places for squishy meatbags like us, what with the lack of atmosphere and all. But when satellites in orbit break, somebody's got to fix them. That's w...
06:41 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen also lied about its gas-powered cars
Volkswagen admitted in September that it used defeat devices aimed at fooling emissions tests in 11 million of its diesel vehicles -- but now its gasoline models are implicated in the scandal as well....
06:27 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Actually read the iTunes TOS with this graphic adaptation
It's a little lie you tell every single time you sign up for anything on the internet. "I have read and agree to the terms of service." You haven't read them and everybody knows it...
05:59 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget A&E and Vice hope that you still like conventional TV
You may be devoting a lot of your viewing time to streaming services, but A&amp;E reckons that you still have a soft spot for old-school TV. Its parent company A+E Networks is teaming up with Vic...
05:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Playdate's Halloween Horror Hangover: 'The Park' and 'NOCT'
Thought our week of spooky Twitch streams was over? Not quite: there are just too many deliciously creepy games out there to cram into just two Playdate streams, so we're giving you a bonus -- En...
05:24 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Konami reportedly closes the LA studio behind 'Metal Gear Online'
In case it wasn't already evident that Konami is scaling back its video game efforts, the company just dropped a big hint. Both Eurogamer and numerous developers understand that Konami has close...
04:57 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Wireless charging's smaller players unite as the AirFuel Alliance
The wireless charging world can usually be reduced to two factions: the Qi standard... and then everyone else. However, those frequently neglected alternatives are now rallying around a common banner...
04:29 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Epic Games' new PC shooter is called 'Paragon'
Thought the new Unreal Tournament was Epic Games' only upcoming PC shooter? Think again: today the company quietly announced Paragon -- but truth be told, we know almost nothing about the new tit...
03:45 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget I'm not paying CBS to watch 'Star Trek' online
Yesterday I got the best birthday present a lifelong Trekkie could hope for: Star Trek is coming back to television -- kinda, sorta.It's been over a decade since Star Trek ended TV production and...
03:43 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Here's a sneak peek at the new 'Warcraft' movie trailer
Legendary Pictures today released a 16-second clip of the trailer for Duncan Jones' upcoming World of Warcraft movie. The trailer itself will debut this Friday at Blizzard's BlizzCon event w...
03:25 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Comcast to offer unlimited data for an extra $35 a month
As the world's attention shifts from typical cable services towards streaming alternatives, Comcast is trying its very hardest to keep people interested in its products. The company recently anno...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget The best electric toothbrush
By Casey Johnston 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.We put in almost 100 total hours of research, ...
02:42 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Adware found in MacUpdate's Skype Installer package
Long-trusted software site MacUpdate has apparently gone the way of its competitors: It has been tainted by adware. A Twitter user tried to download a Skype Installer package from the site and discove...
02:05 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Firefox brings its tracking-resistant private browsing to everyone
Psst: the private browsing mode in your current web browser probably isn't that private. It'll (usually) get rid of your history and cookies, but it won't prevent cross-site trackers f...
01:37 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Vertu's mysterious Chinese buyer has its own secure smartphone OS
In recent years, we've watched Vertu evolve to a luxury phone maker that actually cares about specs, and you can thank CEO Massimiliano "Max" Pogliani for that. But according to Financi...
01:12 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Jon Stewart's return to TV will be on HBO's streaming TV services
Even after leaving the Daily Show behind, apparently Jon Stewart just couldn't stay away. HBO just announced it has signed a four year production deal with the TV host that will kick off with &qu...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Pinterest's shopping pins arrive on Android for the holiday frenzy
After launching its Buyable Pins on iOS earlier this summer, Pinterest is looking to let the Google faithful in on the goods, too. As of today, the online repository is rolling out the feature to Andr...
12:41 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Sennheiser's new Orpheus headphones cost $50,000
When it comes to the very particular world of audiophile headphones, few names raise as many pulses as Sennheiser's Orpheus HE90. Designed 25 years ago, and limited to 300 pairs, the legendary he...
12:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Now adds 105 games, including 21 from Capcom
PlayStation Now is Sony's game-streaming subscription service, and its library basically just doubled in size. With today's addition of 105 titles, PlayStation Now offers more than 250 subsc...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Zolt's tiny laptop charger starts shipping on November 17
After debuting at CES earlier this year, Zolt is finally gearing up to start shipping its tiny laptop charger on November 17. To refresh, Zolt is a 70-watt charger that's significantly smaller an...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget FreedomPop is building a 'WiFi-first' smartphone with Intel
Budget carrier FeedomPop has signed a deal with Intel that will see it introduce a "WiFi-first" smartphone next year. The phone will use Intel's low-cost "SoFIA" Atom x3 proce...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget You can buy this 3D printed car next year for $53,000
Local Motors recently held a contest to build a roadworthy car using (mostly) 3D-printing techniques, and the winner, crowned in July, is the vehicle you see above. We now know that it'll be call...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Grove grows your veggies indoors using LED lights and fish poop
The Grove Ecosystem is for people who want to grow veggies and herbs indoors, as well as take care of some pet fish at the same time. Its setup and name should give you a clue on how it works: it uses...
11:41 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget AT&T offers its first smartwatches that share your phone number
If you've wanted a smartwatch that could take its own calls without having to use a separate phone number, relief is in sight... as long as you're willing to subscribe to AT&amp;T, anywa...
11:35 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget BBC Radio 1's new show is designed specifically for iPlayer
Now more than ever, Brits are discovering new music through streaming apps such as Spotify, Rdio and Apple Music. Specifically, listeners are tuning in to playlists that are themed around artists or m...
11:19 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Time Warner Cable tests the 'evolution' of streaming TV in NYC
Confirming plans Engadget exclusively revealed to you, Time Warner Cable is very close to publicly testing a way for its internet-only customers to get TV services. Fundamentally the big change is tha...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Wilson's X connected basketball is fun, but not ready for prime time
I am not a good basketball player. I am average at best, which is ironic for someone who loves Jordan sneakers. Still, that doesn't keep me from playing the sport recreationally, even if I end up...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget How PayPal stole Christmas (according to 233 Brits)
Halloween has passed and November is here. For advertisers, that means it's about time to debut this year's festive adverts. PayPal jumped straight in, airing its own during an X Factor ad b...
10:30 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Roku 4 review: 4K is nice, but otherwise it's not a huge upgrade
It's no surprise that the Roku 4 is a solid set-top box -- Roku has been making them for a while now, after all. It's also not surprising that the new Roku's search is smart, that the i...
10:15 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Sling TV now works with Google's Chromecast
Just as Google promised, Sling TV has brought its streaming television service over to Chromecast iOS and Android apps. Even better, the company is offering a few deals to sweeten the pot. New custome...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Twitter replaces stars with hearts because it loves new users
Say goodbye to favs. The Twitter stars you've so desperately collected over the years with your witty status updates are being replaced with hearts. Starting today, both Twitter and Vine will sta...
09:53 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Google's Inbox gets a 'Smart Reply' tool that suggests short responses
Gmail's Inbox app packs a number of features aimed at helping you better tackle your email load. Starting this week, it's getting one more. The new tool is called Smart Reply and it automati...
09:40 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Book is near impossible to fix yourself
If you took one look at Microsoft's unique Surface Book and guessed that it'd be an absolute bear to fix... you guessed well. The do-it-yourself repair crew at iFixit has torn down the hybr...
09:20 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen pushes back against latest EPA allegations
Volkswagen has disputed new allegations that it installed software that circumvented emissions testing on several small SUV models sold in the United States. In a written statement released Monday eve...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Pulse is a '3D' music controller for the multi-instrumentalist
Tapping out everything from a bassoon to a bass drums with a MIDI keyboard and a sampler is no big deal -- it's been a staple of electronic music for years. But, as anyone who's tried it wil...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Floating wind farm, autonomous robot delivery & more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Delivery company Starship Technologies will begin testing sidewalk-scooting autonomous delivery robots next year in London and the U.S. They can go up to 4 miles-per-ho...
08:31 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget The BBC wants to right Hollywood's 'Golden Compass' wrongs
The Golden Compass was a critical flop, but thankfully Philip Pullman's epic trilogy of fantasy books, His Dark Materials, is being given another shot on TV. The BBC has commissioned an eight-par...
08:01 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Sony's pricey noise cancelling PS4 headset launches next month
Sony already offers a varied range of official accessories for the PlayStation 4, but in-ear headphones have mostly been shunned in favor of on-ear headsets. The good news is that if you've been ...
07:25 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Google's VP of design rips into Windows 10 on Twitter
Shortly after recording his first podcast, Google's vice president of design Matias Duarte has publicly slammed Microsoft and Windows 10 on Twitter. After the latest episode of Joshua Topolsky�...
06:42 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Jay-Z's Tidal music service to offer original TV shows
Under the management of Jay Z, music streaming service Tidal has slowly grown to more than one million subscribers. The company has sought to differentiate itself from the likes of Spotify and Apple M...
05:41 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Apple now ranks the top Apple TV apps
One of the best ways to discover new Mac and iOS apps is to simply peruse the charts in their respective App Stores. When the fourth-gen Apple TV debuted last week, this particular feature was missing...
04:31 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Autonomous drone can avoid obstacles even in unfamiliar environments
Andrew Barry, a PhD student at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), has developed a detection algorithm that allows UAVs to avoid objects on their own. Even better, it ...
03:11 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Microsoft gives retailers another year to sell Windows 7 PCs
If you still want your next PC to run Windows 7, better act soon. Microsoft has updated its "Windows lifecycle" fact sheet, and the last day you'll be able to buy a PC with Windows 7 pr...
01:09 am -05 - Tue, November 3, 2015
Engadget Google reportedly abandons plan to open retail store in NYC
Remember those rumors about Google opening a chain of retail stores? Apparently, it isn't happening -- at least not in New York City. According to Crain's the retail space the company leased...
11:57 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Amazon opens first physical bookstore in Seattle
It may feel odd associating Amazon with a brick-and-mortar store, but you'll get used to it. The online marketplace will open its first physical outlet at University Village, an open-air shopping...
11:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Microsoft shrinks OneDrive storage for Office 365 and free users
If you're a OneDrive user, the changes Microsoft just announced for its cloud storage service are almost certainly cutting down the amount of space available to you. Last year it was flying high ...
10:55 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Activision bought the 'Candy Crush' developer for $5.9 billion
Say what you will about the quality of Activision's output, but the company makes incredibly smart business moves. Like the announcement that it purchased Candy Crush studio King Digital Entertai...
10:55 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Activision buys 'Candy Crush' developer King for $5.9 billion
Say what you will about the quality of Activision's output, but the company makes incredibly smart business moves. Like the announcement that it purchased Candy Crush studio King Digital Entertai...
10:32 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Google's 'Project Wing' commercial drone service to launch in 2017
We've seen Project Wing, the air-delivery service from Google, tap NASA to help sidestep reams of bureaucratic red tape and get off the ground before, and it looks like the service could soon lau...
10:04 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget The International Space Station celebrates its 15th birthday
The International Space Station's assembly in low-Earth orbit began in 1998: the Russian modules arrived via autonomous rockets, whereas the American parts were delivered by a Space Shuttle. It w...
09:21 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Fire ants can act as an organic super-material by playing dead
Scientists at the George Institute of Technology have discovered a material so versatile that it can form solid objects, bend under pressure without breaking, easily float on water and even disperse i...
08:41 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Jawbone countersues Fitbit over activity tracker patent 'abuse'
Jawbone isn't letting up on its plan to sue Fitbit into oblivion any time soon. The wearable maker has responded to a Fitbit patent lawsuit (itself meant as a response to Jawbone) with a counter...
08:12 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'That '70s Show,' 'Call of Duty,' 'Master of None'
This week is all about Call of Duty, as this year's edition arrives on consoles Friday with all single player missions unlocked from the start -- unless you're on Xbox 360 or PS3. If you wan...
07:26 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget The 'tablet' for your wrist has arrived
Yes, someone actually made a wearable "tablet." And no, we're not talking about the Neptune Pine, which is basically an oversized watch that doubles as a phone. This new device, dubbed ...
06:55 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Snowden's favorite secure chat services unite in one Android app
Want to keep your text and voice chats truly private, the way NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden does? You'll want to try Open Whisper Systems' Signal for Android, then. The newly launched, ...
06:28 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Plex comes to the new Apple TV for free
The Plex team just delivered the first version of its media streaming app for the new Apple TV. Now that there's an app store, Plex's media player is accessible without any jailbreaking or e...
06:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget US prosecutes man who hacked identities to help ISIS
Extremism and terrorism are complex things in the internet era, and US federal prosecutors are learning this first hand. The Justice Department recently charged Kosovo citizen Ardit Ferizi with leadi...
05:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget A weekend with the new Apple TV
The iPhone 6S and iPad Pro are cool and all, but the Apple gadget that I was most looking forward to this fall was the new Apple TV. It is, quite notoriously, the device that Apple has most publicly n...
05:04 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Scientists map world first 3D image of cancer-spreading protein
Scientists at Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics released the world's first 3-D image of a protein that is linked to the spread of cancer. Where before scientists had to guess wha...
04:31 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Bunk Baidu SDK puts backdoor on millions of Android devices
A software development kit created by Baidu, China's Google, has reportedly opened more than 100 million Android devices to malicious hackers. Baidu's Moplus SDK may not be available to the ...
03:54 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Pentagon launches cybersecurity exchange to combat hackers
The Department of Defense is taking a number of steps to up its cybersecurity game, Terry Halvorsen, the Pentagon's Chief Information Officer recently told a reporters breakfast hosted by The Chr...
03:05 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Anonymous says it's outing 1,000 prominent KKK members (updated)
Anonymous is no stranger to risky internet activism, and its latest campaign is no exception to the rule. The hacking-focused collective claims that it's outing "up to" 1,000 people who...
02:41 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget EPA discovers defeat device in more VW TDI engines
In a sternly worded letter, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new set of allegations against Volkswagen claiming that so-called emissions defeat software has been found in...
02:26 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Google swears it won't phase out Chrome OS
That talk of Google merging Android and Chrome OS, effectively killing Chrome OS as you know it? Google would rather that you forget about all that. In a follow-up to its early rebuttal, the search ...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Battlezone's PSVR reboot is the ultimate fan service
It could be argued that Atari's 1980 arcade classic Battlezone was the first virtual reality game. In a simple duel of tanks, players looked through a small opening in the cabinet to maneuver the...
01:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Best Buy hopes same-day delivery will fend off Amazon
Online retailers like Amazon are putting the pressure on brick-and-mortar retail spaces by offering cheap and speedy delivery of goods, with same-day -- and in some cases one-hour -- deliveries to met...
01:04 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Sprint signs first direct roaming agreement with Cuba
Not so fast Verizon, Sprint announced Monday that it is the first US carrier to ink a direct roaming agreement with Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA). This agreement, along with a similar de...
12:43 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget AT&T will be the first US carrier to offer Blackberry's Priv
AT&amp;T will begin carrying the Blackberry Priv on November 6th, the company announced on Monday. The phone, which runs Android's Lollipop OS and features a slide-out physical keyboard, will...
12:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Spotify gets serious about its country music curation
Country music fans are flocking to streaming services and Spotify's latest hire shows the company is taking that segment of its audience seriously. The streaming service nabbed SiriusXM's Jo...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 2, 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'...
11:37 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget 'Star Trek' (kinda) returns to TV in January 2017
CBS has announced that it's going to make a brand new Star Trek TV series that'll begin airing in January 2017. The corporation has shoved a big pile of money in the face of Star Trek and In...
11:20 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Gfinity needs more cash to build its UK eSports empire
Although demand for eSports continues to rise every day, helped by Twitch and YouTube, making money from competitive gaming can be hard (unless you're a successful player). It's a struggle t...
11:12 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget SoundCloud's latest mobile app helps share your audio creations
SoundCloud has made much ado over playing its eclectic audio mix from your phone. But what if you're a creator who wants to make sure those tracks blow up? That's where the new SoundCloud ...
10:43 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile wants to put a mini LTE tower in your home
T-Mobile has done a fair amount to get LTE into every nook and cranny of its coverage map, but that doesn't matter much if there's still a cellular dead zone in your home or office. You migh...
10:13 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Serial season 2 will stream on Pandora 'exclusively'
If for some reason you can't access the next season of the popular mystery podcast Serial on iTunes, Stitcher, or any number of other podcasting apps out there, you'll be able to hear it on ...
09:45 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Wileyfox's Storm is as chic as 199 smartphones come
New smartphone brand Wileyfox arrived on the scene brandishing the Swift, a midish-range device with an agreeable &pound;129 price tag. Last week, it followed up with the Storm, its second contrac...
09:31 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Amazon tries to one-up Black Friday (again) with a 7-week sale
Remember how Amazon trumped Black Friday with its Prime Day sale? No? We can't blame you -- the offerings were so modest that you had a better chance finding bargains at a garage sale. That isn&#...
09:03 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Google thinks it can make translated apps fail less
While often hilarious, mistranslations can be embarrassing or even dangerous. Google, which is no doubt responsible for a large number of those, has come up with a way to help developers ensure their ...
08:55 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget DJI drones to help Devon, Cornwall and Dorset police fight crime
Drones have been used for all sorts of devious deeds, but now they're being used to save lives too. Police in two English counties, Devon and Cornwall, have recruited some DJI Inspire 1 drones to...
08:29 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Apple is quietly working on a new indoor mapping system
Apple has discreetly released an RF-based interior positioning app called Indoor Survey, as spotted by developer Steve Troughton-Smith. It appeared recently on the App Store, and the description says ...
07:47 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Skype co-founders build delivery bot that rides on sidewalks
While companies like Amazon and Google are betting on airborne drones for the future of delivery, two of the founders of Skype are taking a more pedestrian approach. They've created a company cal...
06:31 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget World's biggest floating wind farm is coming to Scotland
Just days after Danish energy provider Dong announced it had signed off plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm comes news of another milestone in the UK's push for renewable e...
05:44 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget DJI wants you to build sentient drones with its tiny computer
DJI has created a computer called Manifold that extends the capabilities of its Matrice test drone. It's a platform for developers to build on, which DJI says can turn drones into "truly int...
05:01 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget Snapchat tells everyone to chill out over its new privacy policy
A few days ago, Snapchat updated its terms of use and privacy policy with some broadly-worded clauses that sent the internet into a tailspin. If you read it one way, you'd think that the firm wou...
04:18 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget TalkTalk hack investigation results in a third arrest
Just how many people were involved in the TalkTalk hack? That's the question everyone's now asking after UK police arrested a third individual over the weekend. Detectives from the Metropoli...
02:09 am -05 - Mon, November 2, 2015
Engadget The Large Hadron Collider's next upgrade is moving forward
The Large Hadron Collider recently got back to work after a two-year layoff for maintenance and upgrades, but soon it will go under the knife again. Last week 230 scientists met at CERN in Switzerland...
11:56 pm -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget This NYC music venue uses water springs to soundproof itself
National Sawdust is an event space that took five years (and a bunch of engineering magic) to realize. Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the building is a nonprofit looking into the creative process be...
09:14 pm -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget EVE Online's new minigame puts players to work, for science
EVE Online is probably best known as the hardcore space sim where huge quantities of real money (say, about $1,500) can be lost at the drop of a hat. It's a pretty unique accolade, but developer ...
07:28 pm -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget Now you can create Windows 10 apps without writing a line of code
The Windows Store isn't exactly known for being a robust app marketplace, and Microsoft knows it. The company is always looking for new ways to attract developers to the platform. In the past, Mi...
05:45 pm -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget Warner Bros. offers refunds for 'Batman: Arkham Knight' on PC
The failure of Batman: Arkham Knight's PC port is finally complete -- after being removed from digital stores for being completely broken at launch, going through a four month overhaul and return...
03:54 pm -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget Instagram used Halloween to test a new, curated video channel
Snapchat has its Stories, Twitter has moments and, as of Halloween, Instagram has 'Best Videos.' It's not the catchiest name in the world, but it delivers. The feature launched with a c...
02:13 pm -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget Watson's melt-in-your-mouth Moroccan almond curry
'Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson' is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. As part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe...
12:20 pm -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software
Antivirus and malware protection programs are great, but they have a fatal flaw: they can only protect your PC from threats they know about. It's not a terrible problem, but it gives attackers a ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget The After Math: You've got to see this
What a week it's been for entertainment news on the internet! Netflix's first theatrical release, Beasts of No Nation, is racking up views; the NFL's first live-streamed game, which deb...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget Disney Research has a faster way to render realistic fabrics
Computer graphics have come a long way, but there are still a few aspects that are pretty time consuming to get right. Realistic fabric movement that reacts to gravity and other forces is one of '...
09:00 am -05 - Sun, November 1, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Concept cars and betting big on solar
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.The World Health Organization handed down some he...
10:01 pm -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Google's self-driving cars are more cautious around kids
If you've got spawn traipsing through the streets of Mountain View in search of sweets tonight, you needn't fear Google's self-driving cars... much. While there's something a littl...
07:40 pm -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Study answers lingering questions about Voyager 1 in interstellar space
Three years ago, the American Geophysical Union said the Voyager 1 probe left the solar system. NASA quickly said nope, hold your horses, we're not there yet. Then, NASA announced a year later th...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Researchers see evolution working faster than expected (in chickens)
The word "evolution" tends to conjure up images of early hominids dodging predators on the veldt as they inch &mdash; agonizingly slowly &mdash; toward modern humanity. Most of those...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget A month with Nest's latest smart thermostat
Nest's programmable thermostat has just turned four, and the company marked the anniversary with the debut of its third-generation device. Four years ago, thermostats were still boring blocks stu...
02:01 pm -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget DJI Osmo review: A hand-held stabilized camera worthy of its price
Thanks to the rise of small action cameras, camera stabilizers (aka gimbals) are becoming more portable than ever. Amazon has plenty of these coming from random Chinese brands, but most are either poo...
01:08 pm -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Vodafone says 1,827 customers' bank details accessed in attack
In what's been a big week for corporate security following the TalkTalk hack, Vodafone has confirmed that it has also been the target of a malicious attack. In a statement today, the company said...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Life with my robot secretary
By Mark WilsonThis article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.I'm not important enough to have what the rich and powerful call "people." Most of us are...
11:26 am -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Nuka-Cola Quantum available in time for 'Fallout 4'
No one really knows what's in those bottles of Fallout Beer, but they likely won't hit US shores. What will however is Nuka-Cola Quantum. The folks at Fallout developer Bethesda have teamed ...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Who are the best horror movie monsters?
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...
09:33 am -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Cassini gets cozy with Saturn's moon, flies 30 miles above its surface
Cassini has just finished the second of three planned Enceladus flybys on October 28th, going as close at 30 miles above the surface of the icy moon's south polar region. The photo above was take...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Halloween Spooktacular and some tech news too
Today on In Case You Missed It: Chinese state-run media announced the country will begin building the world's largest super-collider, with an ETA of 2020. Realm Pictures just pulled off another l...
06:18 am -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Nissan unleashes its autonomous car prototype in Japan
Nissan has begun testing its Leaf-based autonomous car prototype, not on private property, but on Japanese inner city roads and highways. To be exact, the automaker wants to put its "Piloted Driv...
05:46 am -04 - Sat, October 31, 2015
Engadget Medicine-covered nanoparticles could help stroke victims
Doctors have been working for years on using tiny nanoparticles covered in clot busting drugs to clear blocked vessels in stroke victims. The only problem is that when a vessel is completely blocked, ...