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10:14 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Theranos blood test tech supposedly went unchecked for years
The saga of startup lab Theranos continues to get increasingly complicated. The firm, known for its proprietary tests that only need a finger-prick's worth of blood for analysis, has recently fac...
09:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget HTC and Valve's Vive VR system passes through the FCC
Getting certified by the Federal Communications Commission for safe use is a rite of passage for every legal gizmo, and the joint virtual reality project from HTC and Valve, the Vive, recently passed ...
08:49 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Mini bioreactor makes life-saving drugs in the field
Paramedics and field medics can patch up some wounds on the spot, but they're usually stuck if they have to administer specialized drugs. What if you need medicine that health care workers don�...
08:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Uber surpasses a billion rides
Despite the taxi industry's protests against its presence and all the legal issues it's had to face, Uber continues to thrive. In fact, it says it's given its billionth -- yes, that...
08:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Uber completes one billion rides
Despite the taxi industry's protests against its presence and all the legal issues it's had to face, Uber continues to thrive. In fact, it says it's given its billionth -- yes, that...
07:23 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Pirates apologize for leaking Quentin Tarantino's new movie
Movie pirates aren't usually remorseful about their bootlegging, but one group appears bent on some contrition. The Hive-CM8 team has apologized to Quentin Tarantino for posting The Hateful Eigh...
06:37 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Facebook's free internet service shut down in Egypt
Last week, regulators in India clamped down on Facebook's Free Basics in the country, and now Egypt is doing the same. The Associated Press reports that the program the social network launched wi...
06:08 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget AT&T completes its first LTE calls with another carrier
You can already get high-quality LTE phone calls on multiple US carriers, but they're not all that practical when they only work between customers from the same carrier. They're on the cusp...
05:52 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Gracenote automatically tunes your car stereo for each song
Gracenote has developed several ways to leverage its audio tech in the past few years, and the one unveiled today is all about making sure your music sounds its best while you're on the road. Dyn...
05:17 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Microsoft released a new selfie app for iOS because YOLO
Microsoft has done an excellent job of putting its apps and services where users are lately. Since Satya Nadella took over at CEO in early 2014, the company has released great (and free) Office apps f...
04:54 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Near-infrared dye helps doctors spot cancer
Doctors regularly use dyes to highlight blood vessels that would normally be hard to see, but there's now the possibility that they'll use those chemicals to find cancer, too. Stanford rese...
04:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile says it doesn't 'throttle' YouTube, it 'downgrades'
T-Mobile's Binge On service allows eligible customers to stream videos from select services -- Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu and others -- without eating into their data allowances. The catch? Binge On v...
03:57 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget House looks into claims the NSA spied on Congress
You're not the only one concerned that the National Security Agency might be spying on Congress... Congress is, too. The House Intelligence Committee says it's investigating claims that the...
03:26 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Apple's in-store workshops offer art and photography tips
If you're looking to get some photography tips for that shiny new iPhone you got for Christmas, Apple is offering just that. The company will host mobile photography and art workshops at its reta...
02:48 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Steam's Christmas privacy issues affected 34,000 users
On Christmas day, up to 34,000 Steam members were able to view other users' private information, including billing and email addresses, following a glitch triggered by a denial-of-service attack,...
02:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Twitter for Mac is finally updated
Ahead of its own deadline of the end of 2015, Twitter has updated its OS X app. The Mac version of the social network has languished for years while mobile apps and the site have received multiple upd...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget What to expect from CES in 2016
In just a few days the Engadget team will be getting on a plane (well several different planes) and heading to Vegas. That's right, its time for CES again -- the biggest consumer technology show ...
01:42 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Potential Tesla competitor posts teaser video of concept car
Ahead of its big reveal at CES next week, super-secret car company Faraday Future unveiled a short teaser video of a concept car driving around a track at either sunset or day break with dramatic musi...
01:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Oculus Rift will ship with VR platformer 'Lucky's Tale'
Evoking the days of when consoles shipped with actual games, Oculus just announced a second bundled title for its upcoming Rift VR headset: Lucky's Tale, a platformer from Words with Friends crea...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget 6 gadgets that harvest energy from play
By Cat DiStasioA lot of hard work goes into engineering the gadgets that surround us, but technology isn't all work and no play. In fact, there's a number of really smart, practical products...
12:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget AT&T to ditch most two-year phone contracts on January 8th
AT&amp;T's long affair with the two-year contract continues to wind down, Engadget has learned. According to an internal document sent to employees this morning, new and existing customers wi...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Resolution resolutions
Did you think you could come to Engadget today and not get tech resolutions for the New Year? Think again, my friends! I asked, and you sent in your biggest and most optimistic plans around technology...
11:40 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget DARPA wants a military drone that can land on small ships
For the longest time, the US Navy has conducted surveillance and reconnaissance missions by launching planes from large aircraft carriers. Those vessels are expensive though, so the Office of Naval Re...
11:21 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget 'Halo: Reach' runs poorly on the Xbox One
The Xbox One's backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games has largely worked as promised, but there's now one glaring exception. Microsoft has confirmed reports that Halo: Reach (aka one o...
11:02 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget India now has over 1 billion mobile users
Just as we've been expecting for a while, India has joined China in the billion-user mobile club. India's total number of mobile subscribers reached 1.03 billion in October, Bloomberg report...
10:42 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Facebook must deal with class-action lawsuits over its IPO
If Facebook thinks the legal troubles with its initial public stock offering are over, it has another thing coming. A federal judge has ruled that the social network must face two class-action lawsui...
10:24 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Engineer creates functional concrete 'Satisfaction' record
German engineer Ricardo Kocadag has developed what he claims is the "first concrete record," built from a high-performance concrete developed for high-rise buildings and bridges. The idea wa...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget The prose at the end of the universe
For over a decade, Canadian poet Dr. Christian B&ouml;k has toiled to create living prose. B&ouml;k calls the project The Xenotext and, should he be successful in his attempts, he will have do...
09:41 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Twitter slammed for hiring Apple's (white) head of diversity
Twitter is one of the Silicon Valley companies most criticized for a lack of diversity, and its latest hire isn't helping that image. The company recently announced that Jeffrey Siminoff will rep...
09:20 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Apple fined $347 million for Italian tax... irregularities
Apple's Italian subsidiary has reportedly been slapped with a &euro;318 million ($347 million) bill for failing to pay tax in the country. According to the BBC and La Repubblica, authorities ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: A real hoverboard for 20K, the worm robot and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists have built a robot that is controlled by software directly modeled on a worm's brain, near cyborg-style. ARCA has built a hoverboard they say can actual...
08:35 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget All 4 catch-up streaming comes to Amazon's Fire TV
When you've gone about revamping and rebranding your streaming service like Channel 4 did this year, the next step is to get your app on as many platforms as possible. Just before Christmas, All ...
08:10 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Politicians are trying to legalize 'hoverboards' in New York
Plenty of New Yorkers will have woken up on Christmas morning and discovered a motorized two-wheeler, otherwise known as a "hoverboard," underneath their festive tree. The electric curiositi...
06:55 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Samsung says its new Tizen TVs will be harder to hack
Samsung has announced that its next generation of Tizen smart TVs will be a lot harder to crack than before. The firm has created Gaia, a security product for its 2016 range that promises to do for TV...
05:45 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Nadine the social robot takes you straight to 'Uncanny Valley'
The two women in the image above might resemble each other, but looking more closely at the one in black might make you feel a bit uncomfortable. That's because she's a humanoid robot named ...
04:35 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget LG has a smarthome hub that looks a lot like an Amazon Echo
LG is like the kid who can't keep what he got you for Christmas a secret. Except here, it isn't gifts wrapped under the tree, it's what the electronics giant will be showing off at CES....
03:25 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Google will strip Oracle's Java code out of Android
Google has confirmed that it will no longer use Java application programming interfaces (APIs) from Oracle in future versions of Android, according to VentureBeat. Instead, it will switch to OpenJDK, ...
01:32 am -05 - Wed, December 30, 2015
Engadget Samsung to show off its secret lab's projects at CES 2016
Samsung is finally showcasing projects out of its secret laboratory called Creative Lab for the first time at CES next week. One of the three projects it's launching is Welt: a smart belt that he...
11:49 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Yeah, there's another rumor about Apple and an OLED iPhone
It's the rumor that simply won't die: Apple will use OLED screens in a future round of iPhones. The latest report comes via Reuters citing unnamed sources from South Korea's Electronic ...
10:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Derby the dog gets better 3D-printed paw prosthetics
Derby, the dog with 3D-printed legs, can walk straight and sit like any other pooch now, thanks to a new set of prosthetics. If you recall, South Carolina company 3D Systems created his initial pair t...
10:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Louis Vuitton's 2016 collection, as modeled by 'Final Fantasy'
She might have already been decked in Prada (and er, moogles), but Final Fantasy XIII's often-reheated hero, Lightning, is now the face of Louis Vuitton's incoming collection early next year...
09:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Derby the dog gets better 3D-printed paw prosthetics
Derby, the dog with 3D-printed legs, can walk straight and sit like any other pooch now, thanks to a new set of prosthetics. If you recall, South Carolina company 3D Systems created his initial pair t...
09:35 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget The NSA spied on Congress, too
Just because the United States said it stopped spying on friendly foreign heads of state like Germany's Angela Merkel, doesn't mean that Uncle Sam actually has. Eavesdropping has actually co...
08:24 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget This DIY sonar glove can 'feel' distant objects underwater
If you live in a relatively dry climate, you probably don't worry about underwater hazards during the flood season. If you attend Tsukuba University, Japan however -- just miles from where the Ki...
08:07 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget This DIY sonar glove can 'feel' distant objects underwater
If you live in a relatively dry climate, you probably don't worry about underwater hazards during the flood season. If you attend Tsukuba University, Japan however -- just miles from where the Ki...
07:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget 'Hateful Eight' hits digital screens earlier than planned
The 70mm roadshow release of Tarantino's Hateful Eight has been doing very well financially despite its various projector problems and the leak of the movie's DVD screener. In order to accom...
07:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget US Army retires its first drone
Military drones may still seem like relatively fresh concepts, but they're officially old hat as of this month: the US Army has retired its first-ever drone, IAI's Hunter, after 20 (!) years...
06:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Spend an afternoon with the 'Sonic' charity marathon
The fine folks at Respawn Point are in the middle of a non-stop, seven-day Sonic the Hedgehog marathon, livestreamed on Twitch and benefiting UK charity Special Effect, which helps people with disabil...
05:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget AVG's Chrome security add-on had a big security hole
You'd normally expect antivirus software to improve your web browser's security, but just the opposite was true for AVG until today. The company has fixed an exploit in its protective Chrom...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Brazil's biggest city wants to charge fees for Uber rides
Many cities try to limit or ban ridesharing services like Uber, but Sao Paulo is trying an uncommon strategy to keep the companies in check: skimming a little off the top. The major Brazilian city ha...
04:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Facebook tests multiple News Feeds based on your interests
If you've been yearning for a way to cut through the clutter that is your Facebook News Feed, you may soon be in luck. The social network is testing multiple News Feeds inside its mobile app, as ...
04:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Twitter wants you to know it's still dealing with harassment
Twitter is continuing its (long overdue) fight against abusive users by updating its service terms with more specific language about harassment. This time around, there's a new section dedicated ...
03:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Sidecar shuts down rides and deliveries ahead of new year
It's tough to be the third choice when someone is looking for a ride home. Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul announced that the ride-hailing and delivery business would shut down at 2pm PT on December 31....
02:35 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Doctors use Google Cardboard to explore a heart, save a life
Four-month-old Teegan Lexcen was born in Minnesota with a small, malformed heart, no left lung, and the faintest chance of seeing her first Christmas. Now she's recovering after open-heart surger...
01:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Smartisan's T2 phone is all about metal and minimalism
You may not have heard of Smartisan before, but this Chinese smartphone maker is already three-and-a-half years old and has released two devices so far: the premium T1 and the budget-friendly U1, both...
01:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Amazon's holiday hits included instant film and turntables
You'd think that an internet retail behemoth like Amazon would primarily sell a lot of cutting-edge tech during the holidays, but nope -- that wasn't the case this year. The company has pos...
12:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Ford concept turns your car wheel into an electric unicycle
There's an irony to driving downtown: since you frequently have to park well away from your destination, there's a real chance that you'll be slower around town than someone taking the ...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget The best gaming headset (for most people)
By Dennis BurgerThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After more than 100 hours spent researching and testing 3...
11:36 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Spotify is on the hook for $150 million in class-action suit
A class-action lawsuit filed this week claims that Spotify knowingly and willingly distributes songs without obtaining the proper, mechanical licenses, Billboard reports. The suit, filed by the band C...
11:05 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Disney's robot car drives up walls
As clever as robotic cars may be, they have one obvious disadvantage over flying drones: their journey stops the moment they run into a wall. Disney Research and ETH Zurich have a clever workaround, ...
10:36 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Xiaoice AI becomes the first live TV weather host
Even though machines can now generate clickbait headlines and automatically write earthquake news reports in the name of journalism, live television has remained shielded from artificial intelligence....
10:04 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Deranged magnet shoes claim to let you walk on the moon
It's one of those ideas that seems inspired at 3am after several beverages too many, but insane in the cold, harsh light of the following morning. Look, yeah, why not create a shoe that's go...
09:25 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Automatic garbage bin promises to clean the oceans
Take a close look at the water in your local marina and you'll probably shudder at the amount of waste floating around. You'd practically need a dedicated clean-up crew to make it safe, wou...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Magellan's new dash cam gives you a 340-degree view
GPS specialist Magellan has announced a number of new dash cams, including a high-end model with a hyper-wide field of view. The RoadMate 7670T-LM is a navigation system that also offers dual HD camer...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Pollution sea vacuum, SpaceX's success and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: SpaceX successfully landed its reusable rocket, from a height of 125 miles-- then Elon Musk and Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos traded Twitter jabs for our entertainment. Sc...
08:10 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Microsoft: We need a phone as good as the Surface line
Speaking to Twit's Windows Weekly show, Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Chris Capossela has admitted that the company's latest Windows Phones are not enough to reverse the ail...
07:06 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Intel swallows one of its rivals for $16.7 billion
After getting the all-clear from the European Commission, Intel has wrapped up its $16.7 billion acquisition of fellow chip maker Altera. The deal is the company's biggest buyout to date, and wil...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget China launches a disaster prevention satellite
Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, is reporting that the nation has launched its "most sophisticated observation satellite," ever. Gaofen-4 is reportedly the country's first ge...
02:30 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Samsung is putting SmartThings hubs in its 2016 HDTVs
All the smart TVs in Samsung's 2016 lineup can connect to its SmartThings platform, the company has revealed. Even better, it equipped all the flagship TVs, which it calls SUHDs, within next year...
01:02 am -05 - Tue, December 29, 2015
Engadget Marines send its 'AlphaDog' robot to the farm
The Legged Squad Support System (LS3, or AlphaDog) won't be part of the near-future Marine corps. Following years of development and improvements through DARPA and Boston Dynamics, the robot was ...
11:28 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Samsung has an all-in-one health chip for wearables
Samsung's already wide product family is getting even bigger thanks to its new chip dubbed the "Samsung Bio-Processor." As the company tells it, it's already in mass production and...
10:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Tiny cameras spy on crows making tools
It's well-known that crows are smart enough to make tools. However, catching that crafting on video is sometimes a big challenge -- unless you lure the birds to a feeding site, you probably won&#...
09:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay to expand to online payments and more phones
You might soon be able to use Samsung Pay in the US, even if you don't have an S6 or a Note 5. The mobile payment service will likely make its way to lower-priced Samsung phones within the next y...
09:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: NYE, 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' season finale
Now that we're finally getting to bowl games that matter, it's also time for the inevitable slew of New Year's Eve celebrations. The first season of Ash vs. the Evil Dead is wrapping up...
07:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Christopher Nolan goes to war in 'Dunkirk'
His last movie took audiences to the other side of a black hole, but director Christopher Nolan's next project is an altogether different trip back in time. Dunkirk tells the story of one of Worl...
06:24 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Vladimir Putin dissolved Roscosmos, Russia's federal space agency
With the flourish of a pen earlier today, Russian president Vladimir Putin officially put an end to Roscosmos, the country's federal space agency. That decree capped off over a year's worth ...
04:12 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Fujifilm's X-Pro1 camera is finally getting a sequel
Fujifilm's X-Pro1 was hot stuff for mirrorless camera fans when it arrived in 2012, but a lot has changed in 4 years -- you can get considerably more powerful gear for the original asking price. ...
03:47 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Google Glass for work is sleeker, tougher and foldable
You won't have to wait for Google to reveal the next generation of Glass (aka Project Aura) -- regulators just stepped in on its behalf. A newly published FCC filing shows the previously rumored...
03:22 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Verizon will you give you up to $650 to switch carriers
If you've been pondering switching to Verizon, now would be a good time to make the jump. The company is offering up to $650 to AT&amp;T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers to switch teams and joi...
02:52 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' hits PC in January, Steam says
The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider is due in January, according to the game's Steam listing. Square Enix has yet to confirm a date for the desktop launch of its latest Tomb Raider installm...
02:35 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Apple Music could be getting more Beats Music stations soon
Beats 1's radio broadcasts were a key selling point when Apple Music was first announced. Now, it appears Apple is expanding with new radio options. In a series of filings, the company applied fo...
01:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget New York City's public WiFi hotspots are being installed
Back in November 2014, New York City announced plans to replace pay phones with gigabit WiFi hotspots in 2015. Well, the year's almost up, and today the installation began. The Verge caught a loo...
01:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget BMW to show how gestures will control the cars of the future
BMW, like a number of other automakers, is keen on showing off its latest tech at CES. This year will be no different as the company plans to demo its AirTouch concept in Las Vegas next week. AirTouch...
12:34 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Hyundai Sonata will finally get CarPlay in early 2016
Hyundai began teasing Apple's CarPlay software for its vehicles way back in 2014, but failed to deliver it as promised in the 2015 Sonata. Now, the automaker will finally make Cupertino's in...
12:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget 'Take This' livestream starts today with video game stars, swag
Take This is a non-profit that educates and supports those with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, with a focus on the video game community. Starting today at 12PM ET, Take This hits ...
11:35 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget The first taste of Orphan Black Season 4 is an eye-opener
As we sit in the no man's land between holidays, let us take a moment to quietly contemplate what the actual eff is going on with the eye in this new Orphan Black teaser trailer. Will the Clone C...
10:41 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Botched database leaks records for 191 million voters
Did you vote in a US election sometime this century? If so, your personal info may be out in the open. Researcher Chris Vickery has discovered that a badly configured database exposed the voter regi...
09:34 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget US Air Force allows enlisted ranks to fly drones
The US Air Force is hurting for drone pilots, and it's willing to take an unusual step to make sure its unmanned aircraft are well-staffed: it's letting the enlisted ranks fly. As of next y...
09:08 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Social media led police straight to movie pirates
How can law enforcement agencies track down some of the world's most (in)famous pirates? The same way that we find out how our school frenemies are doing: stalking them on social media. TorrentFr...
08:31 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Kid opens PS4 on Christmas day, finds block of wood instead
It's always a little awkward when a well-intended Christmas gift is a bit off target. But it's down right cruel what happened to little Scott Lundy from Wakefield, MA. After (we imagine) wee...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win an Ollie bot and spine ramp courtesy of Sphero
The leftovers have been eaten and the games put away, but don't let your festive spirit dwindle just yet. We know all too well what Christmas can be like for big kids. Sure, everyone likes a nice...
07:08 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget F1 tech is about to make its way to supermarket fridges
For over four decades, Williams has maintained its reputation as one of the leading names in Formula 1. In years past, illustrious racers including Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hil...
04:02 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Yet again, 'Game of Thrones' is the world's most pirated TV show
For the fourth year in a row, Game of Thrones has won the dubious honor of being the world's most pirated TV show. The annual study, carried out by TorrentFreak, reveals that an estimated 14.4 mi...
12:57 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Japan gets Nintendo's 2DS in limited-edition 'Pokemon' colors
Pokemon will soon be 20 years old. But before you reach for another egg-nog, here's how Nintendo is really going to twist your arm with the strength of nostalgia and bright primary colors alone. ...
12:57 am -05 - Mon, December 28, 2015
Engadget Japan gets Nintendo's 2DS in limited-edition 'Pokmon' colors
Pok&eacute;mon will soon be 20 years old. But before you reach for another egg-nog, here's how Nintendo is really going to twist your arm with the strength of nostalgia and bright primary col...
11:57 pm -05 - Sun, December 27, 2015
Engadget Virtual art gallery mimics and defies reality
Digital artists don't typically have many choices for where they can exhibit their work: they either have to ground their pieces in the real world or else put it in a fantastical virtual space th...
10:05 pm -05 - Sun, December 27, 2015
Engadget Homemade laser lightsaber is as risky as it looks
It's clear that there are a lot of Star Wars fans these days, but one of them just took that adoration to a decidedly geeky new level. Styropyro (he of laser shotgun fame) has built a lightsaber...
08:10 pm -05 - Sun, December 27, 2015
Engadget North Korea's version of Linux is extremely oppressive
It's no secret that North Korea has its own Linux distribution, Red Star OS, that limits you to a government-approved view of the world. However, researchers have just taken an in-depth look into...
06:12 pm -05 - Sun, December 27, 2015
Engadget The Silk Road bust almost didn't happen
Officials like to boast about taking down Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts), but it turns out that they almost didn't get him at all. The New York Times has learned that...
03:58 pm -05 - Sun, December 27, 2015
Engadget Frozen oil could be the key to shapeshifting materials
Those odd, glowing shapes may look like they're straight out of a weird puzzle game, but don't laugh... they may be crucial to a future of ever-changing materials. British and Bulgarian sci...
01:31 pm -05 - Sun, December 27, 2015
Engadget China anti-terrorism law makes firms give up encryption keys
If you were hoping that you could regularly rely on encrypted messaging services to keep your discussions private while you're in China, you're about to be disappointed. The country has pas...
10:59 am -05 - Sun, December 27, 2015
Engadget Comcast switches on the first public gigabit cable modem
Comcast's gigabit internet access doesn't officially go live until sometime in 2016, but that isn't stopping the company from flicking the switch a little early. The cable giant recentl...
07:14 am -05 - Sun, December 27, 2015
Engadget UK claims its spying bill will protect you from cyberbullies
When politicians want approval for controversial security measures, they sometimes like to lean on insecurities about your kids' safety -- the "won't somebody think of the children?&quo...
03:09 am -05 - Sun, December 27, 2015
Engadget Anonymous takes credit for cyberattacks crippling Turkey
Apparently, the hacktivists from Anonymous aren't just targeting ISIS directly -- they're causing chaos for indirectly responsible countries, too. The collective is taking credit for an esc...
11:10 pm -05 - Sat, December 26, 2015
Engadget Pluto gets rainbow-hued in NASA's latest images
Pluto may have been imaged six ways from Sunday, but it's clear that the New Horizons probe still has a few surprises up its sleeve. NASA has posted both a photo and a video showing how the spac...
08:36 pm -05 - Sat, December 26, 2015
Engadget Columbia House hopes you'll come back for vinyl records
To put it mildly, Columbia House has seen better days. The mail-order service went bankrupt this summer, and it's hard to see the allure of regularly buying movie discs when downloads and stream...
06:04 pm -05 - Sat, December 26, 2015
Engadget Translogic 191: Best of 2015
It's been another stellar year for Translogic. We explored the futuristic world of electric and autonomous cars, as well as drones, robots and hoverboards.It's been another stellar year for ...
03:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 26, 2015
Engadget A lot of people apparently got Fitbits for Christmas
If Apple's App Store rankings are any indication, a lot of you got a Fitbit for Christmas yesterday: The company's fitness-tracking app quickly shot to the top of the free list in iTunes. As...
12:58 pm -05 - Sat, December 26, 2015
Engadget 'Pokken Tournament' Wii U controller coming to US after all
When the Pokken Tournament Wii U controller from Hori surfaced earlier this month our excitement was quickly subdued when Japan seemed like the only place you'd be able to buy it when in launched...
10:30 am -05 - Sat, December 26, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Ford's self-driving cars, and more!
Energy bills tend to spike in the wintertime, but this incredible UK home costs just $2 a month to run. The secret? Tons of insulation and a massive set of rooftop solar panels. We also spotted a futu...
07:59 am -05 - Sat, December 26, 2015
Engadget So, what did you get?
With Christmas well under way around the world, it's time for our annual show-and-tell. This year we're doing things a little different, and pulling in your favorite gifts into this article....
03:03 am -05 - Sat, December 26, 2015
Engadget Researchers propose using patterns and icons for passwords
Researchers at Plymouth University have devised a new password input method they believe could improve security. Called GOTPass, it combines patterns, imagery, and one-time passcode to create a system...
10:03 pm -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Samsung execs said to blame struggles on lack of software expertise
It would be unfair to say that Samsung alone is struggling in mobile: There's evidence that the smartphone industry in general is suffering a slowdown. That said, despite being a huge name in tec...
06:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Watch LeBron James' training on your Gear VR
Did you get a shiny Gear VR headset as a gift? If so, you already have something new to try with it. Oculus, Samsung and Uninterrupted are launching Striving for Greatness, a 12-minute Gear VR "...
04:53 pm -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Valve's gaming platform is experiencing a Christmas disaster
Valve's Steam platform is giving players access to people's private accounts. As per reports, when players log into their accounts for details, they're able to access someone else'...
04:53 pm -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Valve's gaming platform is experiencing a Christmas disaster (updated)
In a major security lapse, players on Valve's Steam platform have been able to access other people's accounts. As per reports, when players logged into their accounts on the massive gaming s...
03:03 pm -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Neato's new vacuum is cheaper than Roomba, but more trouble
In the robot vacuum wars, Neato has made a name for itself by developing cheaper, laser-guided devices that are just as effective as iRobot's Roombas. In fact, while Roombas have been bouncing ar...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's Holiday Present Protection System
Scales pack a punch for detecting holiday present thieves when Ben, Felix and Karen hack apart a set of weighing scales with a PIC microcontroller and key lock to use as an alarm system, preventing ch...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Getting Christmas right was never this hard for my parents
The most my parents generally had to do for a Christmas present was remember to buy batteries. Okay, maybe I'm underselling their role. One year they got me a bike, and somehow kept it hidden fro...
07:29 am -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Radiohead released a 'Spectre' theme tune for Christmas
It's the season for giving, and Radiohead just gave us a real treat. The British band was apparently invited to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre last year. Ultimately, "it didn&...
06:06 am -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Tesla Model Xmas show is cooler than your house's lights
Currently there are only a handful of owners of the Tesla Model X. But by this time next year, expect everyone with the electric SUV to show off the vehicle's elaborate holiday light show complet...
01:51 am -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up
Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you up. Professor Antoine Adamantidis fro...
12:38 am -05 - Fri, December 25, 2015
Engadget Spotify pledges to fix the music industry's royalty problems
Paying artists for streams isn't just Spotify's problem -- the whole industry is stuck with a royalty model that's better suited for physical sales than streaming. Spotify is the one th...
11:11 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget The fate of a Picasso is in the Internet's hands
Each holiday, Cards Against Humanity runs a mystery gift club, in which subscribers pay $15 in exchange for... uh... mystery gifts. This year, the presents included socks, socks and socks, as well as ...
09:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel sue to keep operating in Illinois
Online fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel are striking back at Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan who asked that the sites (and similar services) be banned in the state because she believ...
08:17 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget Apple wants $179 million more from Samsung after patent fight
Apple and Samsung &mdash; or more precisely, their teams of incredibly well-paid lawyers &mdash; can't get enough of each other. This time, Apple claimed Samsung owes it an additional $17...
06:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget Fujitsu spins out its PC and mobile divisions
Much in the same way that Sony got rid of its PC division last year, Fujitsu has announced that it'll do the same in 2016. The outfit's leadership has revealed that its laptop and desktop fi...
04:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget Sony will ensure 'The Banner Saga' comes to PS Vita
Now that Sony has more or less given up on first-party support for the Vita, indie games have become the portable system's lifeblood. It should come as no surprise, then, that when The Banner Sag...
03:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget China's moon rover is alive and analyzing moon rocks
Turns out China's Jade Rabbit (Yutu) successfully came back from the dead after a serious malfunction in 2014. In fact, the rover has recently beamed back data that could reveal more about the mo...
03:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget China's moon rover proves the moon has different rocks (update)
China's Jade Rabbit (Yutu) successfully came back from the dead after a serious malfunction in 2014. (*see update below) Scientists have finished analyzing the data China's moon rover Yutu b...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget Firefox OS may live on in a TV stick and Pi-powered keyboard
Shortly after Mozilla said that it was done with Firefox OS smartphones, it confirmed that the OS would live on in connected devices. We might now have a better idea of what that means, thanks to a le...
01:46 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget Confessions of an ab-toning addict
I always thought that those as seen on TV-style ab-toning belts were a con, with only the most credulous of fools being taken in by them. "That's not a way to get fitter," scoffed my in...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget The Engadget Guide to Tokyo
Robots, the otaku culture epicenter, the country that gave us Nintendo, Sony and Hatsune Miku. In Tokyo, there's so much to see -- and maybe that's why I live here. Being the good friend tha...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget Pre-order this vaporware hoverboard now for only $19,900
We don't like that those small, self-balancing and oft-exploding scooter things have come to be called "hoverboards" any more than you do. After all, they don't even hover. Today, ...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget Toshiba Radius 12 review: A 4K laptop with compromises
Toshiba hasn't always made the best laptops. The company is perhaps known for the sort of bargain-basement machines you'll find at big-box stores like Best Buy, and when it has dabbled in fl...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget How a design firm built the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' statue
The last Avengers film, Age of Ultron, capped off its world-saving adventure in a unique way: With a stunning statue rendering of our heroes in action. It was reminiscent of classical depictions of Gr...
09:56 am -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget 'Impact' is the best vertical video we've seen this year
I normally hate vertical videos. Why shoot with an upright phone when so many people will watch the finished article on their laptop, TV or PC monitor? After pressing play on a YouTube or Facebook cli...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: The best space, drone and car tech of the year
Today on In Case You Missed It: We are rounding up our very favorite transportation stories since launching ICYMI in June and it wouldn't be us if we didn't talk about NASA taking applicatio...
08:07 am -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget HTC One X9 goes head to head with affordable Chinese phones
Even though it's Christmas Eve, we're getting used to seeing the odd product announcements coming from the Far East around this time of the year (ugh). Today, the culprit is none other than ...
07:16 am -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget 'Rock Band 4' devs will wipe the leaderboards next month
In a sign of what's to come for your favorite board game, Harmonix announced it's fixed a "gnarly" Rock Band 4 bug, and next month will deliver a patch that ends a number of scorin...
05:40 am -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget EPFL's printing technique hides one image behind the other
Remember those holographic cards that give off different colors when you tilt them a certain way? Well, in the video below the fold, the &Eacute;cole Polytechnique F&eacute;d&eacute;rale d...
03:14 am -05 - Thu, December 24, 2015
Engadget Space X's Jason-3 satellite launch looks like it's happening
Between that successful landing the other night and news that the oft-delayed Jason-3 satellite's launch preparations keep progressing toward its scheduled departure, Space X CEO Elon Musk likely...
11:42 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Google's turning an old semiconductor plant into a data center
It's a happy holiday season indeed for Clarksville, Tennessee officials. Google vice president for Data Center Operations Joe Kava has confirmed to The Leaf-Chronicle that the company is turning ...
11:13 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget JINS' subtle smartglasses turn into sport-centric sunglasses
JINS' fatigue-tracking smartglasses have a new running-obsessed relative: the Meme MT. At the Japanese glasses makers' flagship store in Harajuku, JINS is offering free trials for anyone int...
10:04 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Super Mario Galaxy lands on the Wii U Virtual Console
Nintendo has ported Super Mario Galaxy, one of the most popular Mario Bros games of all time, to its Wii U Virtual Console and will release it on Thursday, December 24th for $20. SMG joins other gravi...
10:04 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget 'Super Mario Galaxy' lands on the Wii U Virtual Console
Nintendo has ported Super Mario Galaxy, one of the most popular Mario Bros games of all time, to its Wii U Virtual Console and will release it on Thursday, December 24th for $20. SMG joins other gravi...
09:17 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Hyatt is the latest hotel chain to spot malware on its systems
Unfortunately, Hilton isn't the only hotel chain grappling with malware on sensitive computers. Hyatt is now warning travelers that it recently spotted malware on its payment processing systems (...
08:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Illinois AG also thinks daily fantasy is gambling
DraftKings and FanDuel are already fighting to keep their doors open in New York City, and now Chicago is also at risk. Today Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan informed state representatives that...
06:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Apple wins lawsuit claiming messages to Android were blocked
You certainly have reason to be upset at how Apple handled iMessages for users switching away from iOS, but it's clear that not everyone has raised those gripes the right way. Judge Lucy Koh (fr...
05:48 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy A9 comes with a gigantic 6-inch display
If you're looking for a phone that can double as a serving tray you're in luck. At its Galaxy A Party 2016 event in China, Samsung announced the high-end Galaxy A9 with a six-inch 1080p supe...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget 'Rock Band 4' and 'Guitar Hero Live' are basically board games
The puppies always get excited when I open the hall closet. As the heavy, wooden door slides open with a twist and a pop, my two tiny dogs run over, tails wagging, because opening that closet means on...
04:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Livestream alerts customers it may have been hacked
Nothing says yuletide cheer like a cup of egg nog, a roaring fire and reseting the password on a video streaming service. Livestream is alerting customers that an "unauthorized person may have ac...
03:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Researchers show off a working light-based processor
The year has been chock-full of scientific breakthroughs, but the University of Colorado is determined to finish 2015 with a bang. Its researchers have created what they say is the first full-fledged ...
03:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Yahoo alerts victims of state-sponsored cyberattacks
Yahoo is the latest tech company pledging to warn users if it appears they've been targeted in state-sponsored cyberattacks, Chief Information Security Officer Bob Lord announced today. Google, F...
02:42 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Leaked 'Hateful Eight' DVD screener linked to Hollywood exec
Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight doesn't officially hit theaters until Christmas, but a DVD-quality rip is already floating around the internet. This shouldn't sound too surprising...
02:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Judge says NVIDIA violated Samsung's patents
NVIDIA's attempt at suing its mobile chip rivals into oblivion isn't really going according to plan. On top of losses in its own cases, the graphics pioneer is now facing the threat of a sa...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget India puts the kibosh on Facebook's 'Free Basics'
India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) has called on Reliance Communications, Facebook's Indian telecom partner, to halt the company's controversial "Free Basics" mobile I...
01:40 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget 2015: The year the Internet of Things jumped the shark
The Internet of Things started off as a way to turn on a few lights and control the climate in your home. Then as manufacturers ran out of bulbs and thermostats to shove chips into they looked to conn...
01:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Over 45,000 drone pilots have registered with the FAA
Now that the FAA's mandatory drone registrations are open, how many people are rushing to sign up? Quite a few, actually. The administration reports taking over 45,000 registrations since the pro...
12:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget 6 Star Wars technologies that exist today
By Cat DiStasioThe new Star Wars sequel had a record-breaking opening last week, proving once and for all the indelible mark the sci-fi saga has left on the world. On top of its social and cultural co...
12:27 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Explore a beachside desert in a new video for 'The Witness'
The Witness' release date is coming in hot -- the Myst-inspired exploration game is due to hit PlayStation 4 and PC on January 26th. That's the launch date for digital distribution, though i...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: STEM gifts and holiday disasters
Looking for that perfect gift for your sweet little munchkin this holiday season? We have some great ideas for the STEM-curious set out there!We also get suggestions for that perfect geeky getaway to ...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' delayed once more to April
If you're itching to experience what has been described as Nathan Drake's final chapter, you'll have to sit tight for just a little bit longer. Developer Naughty Dog has announced anoth...
11:08 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget ASUS' mobile devices will ship with built-in ad blocking
Ad blocking is now easy to find on just about every device you own, but it's rarely included from the get-go. However, ASUS aims to change that. As of early 2016, all of the company's web-...
10:45 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Software glitch let 3,200 US prison inmates out early
Washington's Department of Corrections has been forced to admit that around three percent of the prison population has been released early since 2002. The issue, which was admitted yesterday by G...
10:23 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Your Apple TV now plays 360-degree videos
The new Apple TV can do a lot of things now that it runs full-fledged apps... and that includes 360-degree videos. The Disney-funded VR service Littlstar has launched an Apple TV app that lets you ex...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Moto 360 Sport review: Solid smartwatch, subpar workout tool
The original Moto 360 was the first Android Wear watch to get people really excited about the platform. The second was a thoughtful update, if not exactly a game-changer. And now we have a third, the ...
09:39 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Lyft beats Uber in race to offer rides from LAX
Lyft has beaten Uber in becoming the first ride-sharing company that can take passengers from Los Angeles airport. The service has agreed to pay a $4 fee for every pick-up, and will go live from 8am l...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget This is why 'Prince of Persia' has the legacy it does
Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time defined how the company looks at its properties. But before the publisher began pumping out annual sequels with a startling cadence at rapidly dimini...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: The best health innovations of the year
Today on In Case You Missed It: It's been a pretty magical year for medical innovation, with something for everyone but most especially Star Trek fans. The FDA approved 3D-printed medicine for th...
08:28 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget YouTube says T-Mobile downgrades its video quality without consent
YouTube was nowhere to be found in T-Mobile's list of partners when Binge On was launched, but the Google-owned website claims the carrier's been downgrading its videos anyway. A YouTube spo...
08:08 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Vodafone brings WiFi calling to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Vodafone launched its seamless WiFi calling service in early autumn, opting for a native experience over the kind of apps O2 and Three use. For several months, only iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners have a...
07:45 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Pandora ends its war with two major music publishers
If there's one thing that Pandora likes, it's a fight, but even the firm that bought an FM radio station to stick it to the man has limits. The outfit has decided to make peace with two of i...
07:28 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget All 4 streaming app arrives on PlayStation 4
If your PlayStation 4 hogs the first or second input on your telly, there's a good chance it doubles as your TV streaming box too. It already has a bundle of apps including iPlayer and Netflix, b...
06:25 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget The Beatles come to streaming services on Christmas Eve
The rumors were true: music from The Beatles is coming to your favourite streaming service. From tomorrow (December 24th), you'll be able to listen to all 13 remastered studio albums and four ess...
06:02 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Russian rocket shows up as a streaking fireball over Nevada
The fireball people saw streaking across the sky in Southern California and Nevada earlier wasn't the Millennium Falcon. According to US Strategic Command spokesperson Lt. Col. Martin O'Donn...
04:58 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget 'Katamari Damacy' making clicky comeback on iOS and Android
That one game where you roll about and everything sticks to you, Katamari Damacy, is making a comeback on iOS and Android. The original PlayStation 2 game won over many hearts with its simple but char...
04:35 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget GAME takes a hit as Brits stop buying for PS3 and Xbox 360
The video game business can be cruel at times, as British retailer GAME knows all too well. After weathering a complete collapse and returning to the London Stock Exchange in recent years, the company...
04:12 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget London adopts e-paper signs for real-time bus schedules
Picture the scene: it's raining and you're waiting for a night bus in London, with very little charge on your phone. Wouldn't it be great if the bus stop had some up to date arrival tim...
03:55 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget LG to launch high-end appliance lineup at CES
You wouldn't usually associate LG with luxury appliances, but that could change with the introduction of its new lineup. The Korean company is preparing to launch premium home appliances at CES 2...
02:49 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Kim Dotcom could face extradition to the US
Kim Dotcom, essentially the Motion Picture Association of America and Digital Millennium Copyright Act's de facto prime target, and his colleagues actually can be extradited to the United States ...
01:25 am -05 - Wed, December 23, 2015
Engadget Feds arrest hacker for stealing scripts, celeb identities and sex tapes
The Department of Homeland Security has arrested and charged (PDF) a man from the Bahamas for stealing unreleased movie/TV scripts along with celebrities' files and sensitive information. Accordi...
11:46 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Flightsharing website closes due to court ruling
DC's Court of Appeals has decided to uphold the FAA's ban on flightsharing websites, forcing Flytenow to shut down indefinitely. If you recall, the FAA announced last year that it's not...
11:09 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Watch 58 years of space debris appear in 1 minute
You probably know that the proliferation of space junk is a real problem, but we won't blame you if you have a tough time wrapping your head around the concept. There are roughly 20,000 fragments...
10:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Full-body TSA scans are mandatory for 'some passengers'
The Transportation Security Administration was under pressure to establish rules regarding airport body scanners, and well, the Department of Homeland Security's weighed in. Now the Advanced Imag...
09:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget California approves Flywheel's attempt at modernizing taxis
Flywheel's plan to bring taxis into the 21st century just got the all clear. California regulators have approved TaxiOS, the smartphone-based Flywheel platform that lets cabbies ditch their clun...
09:08 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Marco Polo,' and 'Da Vinci's Demons'
Sure you're got your list of things to binge, but for a quicker meal Netflix has a one-hour special for you this week. Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes focuses on one character from the series, and s...
08:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget 'Battlefield 4' hides an incredibly elaborate Easter egg
You've probably seen some clever gaming Easter eggs in your day, but few of them are likely to be this... involved. Gamers playing Battlefield 4's new Dragon Valley map have discovered an E...
07:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Drone camera almost takes out a skier on live TV
Another day, another UAV causing headaches. This time around, a falling drone camera almost crashed into Marcel Hirscher, a four-time World Cup skiing champion and Winter Olympics medalist, during a s...
07:21 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Here's a close look at SpaceX's historic rocket landing
SpaceX's much-hyped rocket landing was impressive, but you didn't exactly get a good look at it if you were watching live. It seemed more like a matchstick putting itself out, really. Not ...
06:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget NASA sidelines its next Mars Rover mission indefinitely
NASA announced on Tuesday that it has cancelled the upcoming March, 2016 launch of its next Mars Rover, the InSight mission, after realizing it would be unable to fix a busted, French-built seismologi...
06:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Boston Dynamics wishes you a terrifyingly happy holiday
Whether you think holiday greeting cards are touching or annoying, Boston Dynamics is celebrating the season just a little differently with this new video. Its robots have shown they are capable of na...
05:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Google is reportedly making an AI-powered chat assistant
Hey, Facebook: you might not be the only tech giant with an artificially intelligent chat assistant. The Wall Street Journal's sources understand that Google is building an AI-based messaging ser...
05:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Razer brings Ouya gaming content to its Forge TV set-top box
After quietly acquiring Ouya earlier this year, Razer's now folding some of those assets into its own gaming platform. Enter the Cortex Game Store, a digital shop for the Forge TV that has more t...
04:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget The playable poetry of 'That Dragon, Cancer' lands in January
Joel Green loved pancakes. He was, and continues to be, the inspiration behind That Dragon, Cancer, a low-poly adventure game created by his father, Ryan Green, as Joel battled cancer over four years....
04:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Netflix's next show from David Fincher is an FBI crime drama
Now that House of Cards has helped establish Netflix as a purveyor of serious television, director David Fincher is bringing along another series to the streaming service together: Mindhunter, an FBI ...
03:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget How seismographs can track battlefield bombings
A team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, led by Ghassan Aleqabi, recently stumbled upon a treasure trove of seismic data from a most unexpected source: an array of earthquake mon...
03:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget 10-year-old kid becomes first Minecraft National Champion
eSports are here to stay. And as part of this growing culture, Super League Gaming, a firm that sets up tournaments in theaters across the world, recently launched the first ever Minecraft National Ch...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget The best stuff we bought in 2015
When you write about technology for a living, a lot of folks ask you for buying advice. And, while we get to test the latest and greatest gear on the planet, telling others what to spend their money o...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Why I'm leaving Spotify after six years
Spotify changed the way I listen to music. When I joined the service in 2009, I had maybe 4GB of music on my laptop at any given time, and a 2GB Sony MP3 player that I rotated my collection on. I now ...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Google Play holiday deals include three months of music for $1
Most big digital retailers do holiday deals, and Google Play is no exception. Google surely wants the recipients of new Android phones and tablets to get used to buying things through its storefront a...
01:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Add a 3D printer to the list of things your phone can replace
Smartphones have taken over almost every aspect of our lives. We spend a good chunk of our days clicking links, swiping faces, exchanging emoji or listening to computer-picked playlists. Soon, we'...
01:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Google tests a way to login with just your phone
Reddit user rp1226, aka Rohit Paul, scored early access to a new feature that Google is reportedly testing out which allows users to log into accounts on their computers simply by placing their phone ...
12:55 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Magnets could soon track your fingers in virtual reality
In an ideal world, you'd grab objects in virtual reality with your hands, like you do in real life. However, that's not usually how it works -- outside of some specialized gloves, you'...
12:35 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Twitter has lots of ideas for drones, patent form reveals
All of a sudden, a Twitter drone doesn't seem like such a crazy idea. The social network applied for a patent earlier this year for a "Messaging-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle," which ...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Google adds more Chromecast games for the holidays
If you're giving someone a shiny new Chromecast this holiday season, it turns out you'd be giving them a healthy dose of family-friendly games as well. Today, Google has announced that it�...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget The best space heater
By Seamus BellamyThis 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 87 hours of research and 27 hours of hand...
11:31 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Apple unsettled by the UK's draft surveillance bill
Apple CEO Tim Cook's position on encryption is pretty clear: it's important and shouldn't be weakened with "backdoors" that would give governments open access to communication...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget What to binge-watch over the holidays
If you've been struggling to keep up with the mammoth amount of television these days, 2015 didn't do you any favors. We saw more original series than ever from Netflix (most of which are de...
10:40 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Unofficial Apple museum shows decades worth of gear
Apple isn't about to open a museum any time soon, but that isn't stopping fans from making one of their own. Prague's newly opened Apple Museum showcases what's billed as the &quo...
10:22 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Stratos' universal credit card lives on with a new owner
Like a certain Monty Python Black Knight, the all-in-one credit card company Stratos is still clinging to life. Yesterday we heard that it was going out of business after only six months, but now Tech...
09:59 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Report: Samsung will start building chips for AMD
With falling smartphone sales, Samsung has been trying to boost its chip manufacturing business. AMD, meanwhile, builds CPUs and GPUs for PCs and both major consoles, but doesn't have a fab busin...
09:28 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Genius for Android shows lyrics for whatever you're playing
Genius is all about digging up lyrics for that song you're listening to, so it would only make sense if it brought up those lyrics at the very moment the song comes on, wouldn't it? Sure eno...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget GoPro's streaming channel finally lands on PlayStation
GoPro's been feeding the other gaming platform its curated video channel for over half a year. Now, it's ready "for the players." The console app will allow PS3 and PS4 owners to s...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: The best robot news of the year
Today on In Case You Missed It: We hit just over 120 episodes since our launch in June and from the beginning, we have been obsessed with robot innovation. That's why we put together a special ye...
08:30 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Microsoft bans adware that use man-in-the-middle techniques
Starting next year, Microsoft will be a lot stricter when it comes to adware. In a post on the Technet blog, Redmond has announced that it will block advertising programs "that take choice and co...
07:35 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Google's interactive 'Spotlight Stories' come to YouTube
Google's Spotlight Stories started life as a partnership with Motorola. The made-for-mobile 360-degree videos let viewers dive into animated worlds created by engineers and movie makers. The late...
06:25 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Oculus begins shipping the finished Rift to developers
Oculus has announced that it's shipping "early builds" of its Rift VR headset to developers, along with the developer kit SDK 1.0. According to the company's blog, "the Rift S...
05:10 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Last-gen systems aren't getting new 'Call of Duty' maps
If you're still feeling salty over Activision nixing Call of Duty: Black Ops III's campaign mode on last-gen systems the next bit of news won't do much to make the situation any better....
03:46 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Watch this Lexus NX concept roll out on wheels made of ice
Lexus isn't a newcomer to the world of bizarre vehicle concepts. Back in October, the company introduced the Origami Car, a working electric IS sedan made out of cardboard. Fast forward to today ...
02:12 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget BMW and Nissan roll out dual-plug EV chargers across the US
In some says, Tesla's Supercharger network is its ace in the hole -- you can buy one of the company's electric cars knowing that you'll have speedy charging when away from home. BMW an...
12:49 am -05 - Tue, December 22, 2015
Engadget Rumor: Google and Ford will announce self-driving car hookup at CES
While Google's doing well developing driverless cars on its own, it's still teaming up with Ford for a new self-driving vehicle venture, according to Yahoo Autos. Since neither corporation h...
09:33 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Oracle settles charges that it misled you on Java security
Oracle's Java software is known for creating its share of headaches, but security is arguably the biggest. For one thing, upgrading to the latest version of Java Standard Edition didn't alw...
08:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sticks the landing on its return
SpaceX's last flight in June ended with its Falcon 9 rocket breaking up shortly after launch. When the rocket is meant to be recoverable after launch, you can why this would be an... issue. CEO E...
08:35 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget LG wants to make using smart TVs easier with webOS 3.0
LG debuted its webOS-powered HDTVs back in 2014, bringing HP's mobile technology to the living room and making for a smart TV that mostly succeeded in being simpler and faster. Last year the seco...
07:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Watch Space X's latest attempt at landing a reusable rocket
Tonight we could possibly see Elon Musk's dream of landing a reusable rocket on a hard surface come true. The test flight for the Falcon 9 is scheduled for 8:29 PM and the live-stream (embedded b...
07:19 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's AI no longer listens to 'Hey Cortana' on Android
Less than two weeks after Microsoft introduced its hands-free AI helper, Cortana, to Android mobile devices, the company has yanked the feature from the US market. Users used to be able to say "H...
06:38 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Tesla brings Spotify Premium to non-US customers
Tesla announced on Monday that it is partnering with Spotify to integrate its Premium net-radio offerings into the Model S. But don't get too excited, the new service is only going to be availabl...
05:46 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Former employee claims Theranos' FDA-approved test is faulty
Startup medical testing company Theranos came under fire in October as the accuracy of its tests were called into question. The FDA has been investigating since then, and today more fuel was thrown on...
05:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Arkansas senator blasts Tim Cook over iPhone encryption
Tim Cook has been very vocal about his belief that a customer's private data should stay private. The Apple CEO has thrown shade at Google for selling user data to advertisers and the iPhone-buil...
04:40 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Database error publishes data of 3 million Hello Kitty fans
Online researcher Chris Vickery uncovered a database this weekend containing the personal information of 3.3 million accounts associated with Hello Kitty Online and official Hello Kitty websites, incl...
04:40 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Database error publishes info of 3 million Hello Kitty fans
Online researcher Chris Vickery uncovered a database this weekend containing the personal information of 3.3 million accounts associated with Hello Kitty Online and official Hello Kitty websites, incl...
04:04 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Lawsuit demands the right to resell Steam games
One of the biggest gripes about downloadable games (unless you're a developer) is that you can't typically resell them -- that title is yours forever, even if you'll never play it again...
03:33 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Thimble wants to ship you tinkering kits every month
A Kickstarter project aims to be the perfect solution for the DIY crowd. Thimble, which has already beat its pledged goal of $25,000, says it wants to deliver different electronic kits to tinkerers ev...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Talking it out: Why I'm switching from Verizon to Google Fi
I've been a loyal Verizon customer since the mid-1990s when I got my first StarTac. Heck, I even work for them, technically. And for the duration of that two-decade relationship, despite the comp...
02:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Kim Kardashian cashes in with her own emoji app
If you know someone who lives vicariously through Kim Kardashian West's life of endless photo ops and reality TV shows, brace yourself: you're about to get an eyeful of her in your phone cha...
02:19 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget This engine saves gas by shutting down most of its cylinders
The V8 Denali I'm about to drive isn't known for its fuel economy. But the huge GMC SUV isn't your usual over-sized grocery-getter. It's outfitted with Tula's engine optimizin...
01:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Bandai Namco sends its anime-inspired games west in 2016
Bandai Namco, the studio responsible for Dark Souls and Tekken, will expand some of its franchises in the western world with new installments in the Tales of, God Eater and JoJo's Bizarre Adventu...
01:27 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Stratos is going out of business
According to TechCrunch, the Stratos Card company is going out of business barely half a year after launching the product. The Stratos, which was meant to replace a customer's various debit, cred...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget You can share your iPhone 6s' Live Photos on Facebook
Live Photos on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are supposed to add a dash of life to your memories, but what good are they if you can't share them with your Facebook friends? You might not have that p...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Video game tie-ins shouldn't feel 'cheap'
It used to be that if you loved a video game, your options for showing it beyond buying the cartridge or disc were pretty limited. Now there's a whole cottage industry for gaming fandom. Want a r...
11:59 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget 'Saturday Night Live' created the perfect 'hoverboard' ad
If Amazon's push to throw out unsafe hoverboards wasn't enough of a wakeup call for you, this Saturday Night Live sketch might make you think twice about picking one up. The gadgets, which e...
11:30 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Boingo's faster airport WiFi makes you feel more at home
Many airports have WiFi, but that doesn't mean it's good WiFi -- just ask anyone who's tried to stream video or upload photos during a layover. However, Boingo thinks it can help. It�...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Pirate Bay co-founder builds a perpetual piracy machine
Pirate Pay co-founder Peter Sunde has created a device that'll duplicate a single MP3 in perpetuity, as long as it's plugged in. Sunde, who spent five months in jail for his involvement with...
10:30 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget DJI's first store is a drone paradise
To mark its status as an $8 billion company, drone-maker DJI has just opened its first flagship store in China. The dramatic 8,600 square foot glass-and-metal building is located on the harbor in DJI&...
10:14 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget BT's Ultra HD box can now stream Netflix in 4K
BT beat its UK TV rivals to the punch earlier this year, launching an Ultra HD channel and a 4K set-top box to watch it on. After turkey, all the trimmings and one too many sherbets, though, it's...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Man sues Bethesda over his 'Fallout 4' addiction
There's little doubt that Fallout 4's gameplay is involving when you can spend dozens of hours on the main storyline alone. However, one Russian man is convinced that it's too involvin...
09:30 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget A video game journey through America's original remix culture
Long after Deadmau5 finished his closing set at The Game Awards, one new trailer stayed with me. It was understated and soothing, featuring a hand-painted desert landscape, a rolling train and a hint ...
08:48 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget LG's robotic vacuum is both janitor and security guard
LG has launched its latest Hom-Bot robotic vacuum, the Turbo+, and is trying a few techie gimmicks to make it stand out from the latest models by Roomba and Dyson. The main new feature on the Turbo+ i...
07:38 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Formula 1 coverage moves from BBC to Channel 4 next season
As the latest Premier League auction has shown, obtaining live TV rights to prestigious sporting events is expensive. It's unsurprising, therefore, to hear that the BBC is cutting back on its cov...
06:35 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Vizio's cheapest 4K TVs are on sale starting at just $600
Worried that Vizio's $130,000 120-inch Reference Series TV is a bit out of your price range? For the budget-constrained buyers among us, Vizio has recently launched a new series of 4K TVs that ar...
05:42 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget London's entire Boris bike fleet will soon have laser lights
Boris bikes have never been London's trendiest mode of public transportation, although they picked up some much-needed style points earlier this year thanks to a laser-projected light system. At ...
05:01 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Toshiba to cut 6,800 jobs following accounting scandal
The fallout from Toshiba's accounting scandal is hitting in force, and it's not pretty. The Japanese company has announced that it will take a $4.5 billion loss and cut 6,800 jobs, or about ...
04:32 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Sky to turn porn filters on for all new broadband customers
Soon, Sky's home broadband will come with its adult content blocker switched on by default. From the moment a new package is "activated," subscribers will find that the company's B...
02:45 am -05 - Mon, December 21, 2015
Engadget Pinball Labs wants to bring the pool hall experience to VR
Early adopters of the soon-to-arrive Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets are going to need games, and what better way to waste time than a few rounds of pinball? Thomas Kadlec, the devel...
10:10 pm -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget Web status code tells you when sites are censored
With a few exceptions, web status codes are meant to indicate errors. A 404 page shows up when you tried to reach content that wasn't found, for example. However, there's now a code for th...
08:33 pm -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget Court says ridesharing for flights is illegal
If you had hopes that the FAA's ban on ridesharing flights would be reversed... well, you're in for a disappointment. A Washington, DC court has ruled that pilots need commercial licenses f...
06:59 pm -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget The first website went online 25 years ago today
If the web were a person, it wouldn't have trouble renting a car from now on: the world's first website, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, went online 25 years ago today. The inaugural ...
05:29 pm -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget Watch SpaceX try a land-based rocket landing on December 21st
SpaceX has been understandably quiet since its last rocket exploded right after launch, but it's hoping to make up for that failure in style. It's planning to not only launch a Falcon 9 rock...
05:29 pm -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget SpaceX will try to launch and land a rocket Monday night
SpaceX has been understandably quiet since its last rocket exploded right after launch, but it's hoping to make up for that failure in style. It's planning to not only launch a Falcon 9 rock...
04:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' broke several movie records
If you suspected that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would smash box office records when you saw the lengthy queues at your local theater, you made a pretty good guess. Disney expects the adventures of ...
02:45 pm -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget Watch Apple show off its design studio at 7:30PM Eastern
For years, most people have only known about Apple's secret design studio through anecdotes. There's talk of extreme security, loads of specialized manufacturing gear and other stories that ...
02:45 pm -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget Watch Apple show off its design studio and spaceship campus (update)
For years, most people have only known about Apple's secret design studio through anecdotes. There's talk of extreme security, loads of specialized manufacturing gear and other stories that ...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget Living with the BlackBerry Priv hooked me on its keyboard
When my colleague Dan reviewed the BlackBerry Priv, he was understandably cool about it. You're paying a steeper-than-average price ($699-plus in the US) for a phone whose selling point is its sl...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget The After Math: Baby, it's cold outside
It's 50 degrees and raining here in San Francisco which, by West Coast standards, constitutes the second coming of Snowpacalypse. With this sort of weather the only rational choice is to stay ins...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Elon Musk's solar energy plan
It's been a good week for environmental news. For starters, world leaders sealed the deal on a historic climate agreement in Paris, President Obama announced the largest energy efficiency rule in...
06:20 am -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget Tiny microscope lets you see the smallest-ever inkjet prints
No, that's not an up-close look at a monitor. That's the world's tiniest color inkjet image made large, and you may not need it blown up to see it in the future -- if you're willi...
02:48 am -05 - Sun, December 20, 2015
Engadget The world's 'most powerful' smartphone isn't, but it's still good
One smartphone maker is learning the hard way why you shouldn't promise more than you can deliver. Yu (partly owned by India's Micromax) has unveiled the Yutopia, which it bills as the &quo...
11:51 pm -05 - Sat, December 19, 2015
Engadget Ex-NBA star buys a 'League of Legends' eSports team
If there was any doubt that eSports are attracting the attention of the conventional sports world, it just got erased. Former LA Lakers player Rick Fox has bought Gravity, one of the bigger League of...
09:53 pm -05 - Sat, December 19, 2015
Engadget With this self-drying jacket, your Marty McFly costume is complete
A startup called Falyon has created a jacket that'll match those Back to the Future kicks perfectly. It doesn't only look like Marty McFly's jacket from the movies, you see, it can also...
07:54 pm -05 - Sat, December 19, 2015
Engadget The Beatles may hit streaming music services by Christmas
The Beatles haven't exactly been in a rush to embrace the online music world -- there's iTunes, Rock Band and that's about it. However, they might be making up for lost time. Billboard ...
05:55 pm -05 - Sat, December 19, 2015
Engadget Video license deal protects the future of 4K
The future of 4K video has been in doubt as of late. You see, the HEVC Advance group that's licensing the H.265/HEVC video format (crucial to stuffing 4K into modern data pipes) wanted steep roya...
03:58 pm -05 - Sat, December 19, 2015
Engadget Chrome will soon stop supporting weak SHA-1 certificates
Google hasn't had confidence in SHA-1's -- the algorithm used for encryption by most SSL certificates, which add the "s" to https:// -- ability to keep your info safe for a long ti...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 19, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's Star Wars Christmas special
No Star Wars spoilers! From the Boonta scrapyard, Ben, Felix and Karen get hacking with electronics, grinders, bearings, laser cutting and a CNC router to build their own R2D2 cooler, who wouldn'...
11:59 am -05 - Sat, December 19, 2015
Engadget Cassini leaves Saturn's moon Enceladus after one last mission
The Cassini vehicle has been visiting Saturn's moon Enceladus for a full decade now, but it's finally time for the two to bid adieu. The spacecraft will fly by Enceladus for the last time a...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, December 19, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: The harsh realities of internet fame
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, December 19, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Helmet with OnStar, NASA's 3D-printed engine and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A helmet cam for motorcyclists has an emergency alert system that kicks in when a crash is detected. NASA 3D-printed parts for an engine that has withstand 6,000 degree...
06:07 am -05 - Sat, December 19, 2015
Engadget Insider allegedly hacked lottery software in multiple states
If you use insider knowledge for your own gain, it could land you in hot water... especially if you hacked the computers at your job to get the information you need. At least that's what Eddie Ti...
11:55 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget CNN: FBI is investigating the Juniper Networks security hole
Yesterday's news of "unauthorized code" that could enable untraceable backdoor access to VPN traffic on certain Juniper Networks firewalls is now being investigated by the FBI. That new...
10:43 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Lunar Orbiter captures the Earth rising from the moon's horizon
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured a view that's reminiscent of the famous "Blue Marble," except this one comes with something extra: the moon's surface. On October 12th...
08:49 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget FAA confirms that drone registry info will be public record
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Friday afternoon that information logged in its fledgling UAV registry will be searchable by the general public -- just not initially. In an email to Forb...
08:13 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget SpaceX's next rocket launch is on schedule for Sunday
We're eagerly awaiting SpaceX's next launch of a Falcon 9 rocket, and CEO Elon Musk tweeted tonight that it "will aim to launch Sunday." This is also the company's first attem...
08:13 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget SpaceX is on target for a launch-and-land attempt Sunday
We're eagerly awaiting SpaceX's next launch of a Falcon 9 rocket, and CEO Elon Musk tweeted tonight that it "will aim to launch Sunday." This is also the company's first attem...
06:52 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Despite hype, Nissan Leaf outsells Tesla Model S 2-to-1
All eyes continue to be on how quickly the Tesla Model S has been accepted by consumers, beating the expectations of critics who said it was too expensive and that the EV range would always be a hindr...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Giving away the Force
It's been a long wait, but today's the day: Star Wars is back in theaters. We've seen it. No, we're not going to talk about it (well, not much. Spoilers, you know) -- but we are ce...
05:26 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Log into most any Linux system by hitting backspace 28 times
Security researchers have discovered a ludicrously simple way to hack into a number of Linux distributions: Just tap the backspace key 28 times in a row. A team from the Cybersecurity Group at Polytec...
05:02 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Amazon is reportedly leasing jets to power shipping network
Amazon-branded trailers aren't all the online retailer has planned to improve is shipping network. The Seattle Times reports that Jeff Bezos &amp; Co. are in talks to lease a fleet of Boeing ...
04:37 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Uber scolded by judge for its confusing new contract
Uber got into more hot water on Thursday as part of its class-action lawsuit, which centers on drivers seeking to be reclassified as employees, rather than just being contracted. Federal Judge Edward ...
04:11 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Report: DOJ opens criminal investigation of Uber data breach
The US Department of Justice is conducting a criminal investigation of a breach that exposed the personal data of 50,000 Uber drivers in May 2014, Reuters reports, citing "sources familiar with t...
03:23 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Play 'Threes' for free in your browser right now
Threes, the adorable number-squishing, tile-sliding puzzle game, is available to play for free (and without ads) in browsers via desktop and mobile devices. The game is otherwise free (with ads) on An...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget The myth of Mariana's Web, the darkest corner of the internet
Chances are, like me, the first time you heard about the Dark Web it was described as a foul and depraved marketplace, where children, drugs, and pirated movies could be bought for mere Bitcoin. Tablo...
02:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Amazon renews 'The Man in the High Castle' for a second season
Amazon's Original Series The Man in the High Castle was the retailers most-watched pilot, and it seems the first season was popular was well. The company renewed the show for a second season toda...
02:20 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Audi's Q7 SUV tries to make you a better driver
I'm sitting in the passenger seat of the new 2017 Audi Q7 as it prepares to turn left. Another car is barreling towards us in the opposite lane. An Audi engineer sitting behind the wheel assures ...
01:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget HTC Vive to demo a 'very big' breakthrough in VR at CES
Regular folks who are eager to get hold of the HTC Vive would have been bummed by the news that it's been pushed to April 2016, but in return, we'll actually be getting a much improved versi...
01:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Apple is being sued over another data-gobbling bug
Apple is fending off another lawsuit regarding its phones helping themselves to cellular data even when supposedly running on WiFi. As you may recall, a California couple took Apple to court in Octobe...
01:17 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Bernie Sanders' campaign punished for accessing Clinton data
Bernie Sanders' National Data Director has been fired amid accusations from the Democratic National Committee that he viewed confidential voter information collected by the Hillary Clinton campai...
01:17 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Bernie Sanders campaign sues the DNC after data breach
Update: The Bernie Sanders campaign sued the DNC on Friday in federal court over a breach of contract. Read the complaint in PDF form here. It claims, in part, that being banned from accessing the DNC...
01:17 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Sanders campaign regains access to DNC voter info (updated)
Bernie Sanders' National Data Director has been fired amid accusations from the Democratic National Committee that he viewed confidential voter information collected by the Hillary Clinton campai...
01:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Take a VR tour of the White House's Christmas splendor
Think your Christmas decorations are impressive this year? Think again. Google has released a 360-degree video of the White House today which shows off some of its most impressive Christmas trees and ...
12:45 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Budget bill heads to President Obama's desk with CISA intact
Earlier today, the US House of Representatives passed a 2,000-page omnibus budget bill that contains the entirety of the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Just moments ago, the Sena...
12:39 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Humans are smart because we sleep weird
A new study claims to have learned one of the reasons that humans were able to rapidly evolve beyond rival primates, and it's all down to our weird sleeping patterns. Researchers at Duke Universi...
12:20 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for older Lumias
If you've been itching to try Windows 10 Mobile on your Windows Phone 8.1 device, we've got some bad news. Microsoft says older Lumias won't be upgraded until "early 2016," wh...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget The best pico projector
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After 45 hours of research and hands-on testing with fiv...
11:46 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Facebook accuses bug hunter of unethical behavior
A security researcher who uncovered a major Instagram hole has gotten into a tiff with Facebook and opened up a can of worms about the boundaries of "bug bounty" programs. Wesley Wineberg is...
11:30 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Square Enix Montreal gets what makes mobile games great
Apple recently named Lara Croft Go its game of the year, and deservedly so. But the back-to-basics 2D puzzler wasn't developer Square Enix Montreal's first stab at mobile gaming. The studio ...
11:12 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Target is reportedly working on its own mobile payments, too
Walmart isn't the only major retailer developing its own mobile wallet. Reuters reports that Target is in the early stagings of planning its own payments system as well. While the company hasn�...
10:51 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget VLC brings its feature-rich video player to Chrome OS
Considered the Swiss Army Knife video players, VLC is available on a plethora of different mobile and desktop platforms. However, the app has proved elusive on Google's Chrome OS. The web-orienta...
10:30 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Nintendo's 2015 was the best of times and the worst of times
Let's face it: In the world of video games, Nintendo exists in a state of constant scrutiny. More often than not, the Japanese company is targeted for being "behind the times" or "...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget 6 self-contained skyscraper super cities
By Cat DiStasioToday's architects are imagining the cities of the future as building styles fall in and out of fashion and construction materials evolve. As urban centers get more crowded and pol...
09:55 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Software error overinflates thousands of UK divorce settlements
An error in an electronic form used to help calculate the financial aspects of a divorce could potentially open old wounds for thousands of UK couples, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. The Guard...
09:41 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget LifeLock forced to pay $100 million FTC fine
LifeLock is a company that purports to provide protection for people at risk of identity theft in exchange for a monthly fee of $10. The FTC doesn't feel that the firm does enough to justify that...
09:19 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Veteran Affairs to pick up the tab for paralyzed vets' robotic legs
When the US Department of Veteran Affairs paid for Retired US Army Sergeant Theresa Hannigan's ReWalk exoskeleton, it also decided to pick up the tab for other vets. Now, the agency has made it o...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Dark matter search, the personal plane and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The new Icon A5 personal aircraft is available for $189,000, shrinking middle class be damned. China's space agency launched a spacecraft to hunt for signs of dark...
08:40 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Street Fighter V is coming to SteamOS
Capcom's Street Fighter V is coming to Valve's SteamOS with full support for the company's Steam Controller. The franchise's first new series since 2008 will also be the first to m...
08:12 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget FCC wants providers to explain their data exemption schemes
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler once called T-Mobile's Binge On feature "highly innovative and highly competitive," but it looks like things have changed since then. The agency has summoned no...
07:08 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Sony working on phone batteries that last 40 percent longer
Recent history has taught us we can't expect our smartphones to last more than a day on a single charge. Bigger batteries are an uninspired solution and fast-charging a minor consolation, so it&#...
06:06 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Plex streaming app now free on Xbox and PlayStation
Plex, the app that helps a large number of folks organize and stream their media collections, is now available for free on Xbox and Playstation consoles. Up until now, it was in the preview stages and...
05:00 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Roli's quirky musical keyboard is now an iPhone app
When ROLI introduced the Seaboard -- a quirky interpretation of the musical keyboard -- it was hard not be curious. But, at $2,000, that's likely where you remained. Even the smaller, more afford...
03:03 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget ESA makes an easy-to-view archive of new Rosetta comet images
The Rosetta probe has finally beamed back the photos (among other data) it took of 67P/Churyumov&ndash;Gerasimenko, as it flew within just 19 miles of the comet's surface. They were captured ...
01:01 am -05 - Fri, December 18, 2015
Engadget Apple Pay comes to China in early 2016
As rumored (and inevitably), Apple Pay is coming to China. The company has partnered-up with Chinese bankcard network UnionPay to launch its payment system. The network, which is as ubiquitous as Visa...
11:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Evernote's Skitch will soon bid Android, iOS and Windows farewell
If Skitch is one of your favorite sketching and annotation apps, we hope you're using a Mac, because it's saying goodbye to Android, iOS and Windows on January 22nd. Evernote isn't exac...
10:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Robotic 'glove' will allow the blind to see with their hands
A team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Arkansas, Little Rock announced on Thursday that they are developing a robotic wearable which will enable the visually i...
09:37 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Etsy launches curated local shopping guides for four cities
Online marketplace Etsy has put a lot of effort into helping its users find local places to buy its goods, whether online or offline -- the company added local listings to its mobile app and launched ...
08:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget The beautiful and delightful 'Badland' now has a sequel for iOS
Badland is one of the biggest gaming successes to ever hit the App Store. Its distinctive and beautiful visual style, challenging gameplay and high attention to detail all reinforced the notion that i...
08:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Sundar Pichai: Maybe we'll use a poll to name Android
Google has never had a problem coming up with sweet-related nicknames for each new version of Android, but after Marshmallow it might start taking suggestions. During a Q&amp;A at Delhi University...
07:36 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Here are the devices law enforcement use to spy on you
The Intercept obtained the catalog of devices used by federal and local law enforcement to collect and monitor cell phone data. The tracking hardware -- including the infamous Stingray -- in the catal...
07:09 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Listen to NPR clips right in your Facebook news feed
NPR will offer bits of its audio stories directly in your Facebook news feed throughout December and January, NPR Tech Reporter Aarti Shahani announced via Twitter today. (If that lede doesn't en...
06:25 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Juniper Networks finds backdoor code in its firewalls
One of the reasons corporate users and the privacy-minded rely on VPNs is to control access to their networks and (hopefully) not expose secrets over insecure connections. Today Juniper Networks revea...
05:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Vine adds new 'For You' channel across the top of your feed
Vine wants to help you discover videos and people to follow with its new, For You channel that will populate the top of your feed in the iOS app. The company says that the videos surfaced will be cust...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Playdate: 'Star Wars' week celebration, episode two!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is nearly upon us, and Engadget's gaming crew can barely contain itself. Life for Sean, Tim and Jess has been a constant struggle between the pain of being patient an...
05:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget These are the first third-party Windows Hello cameras
Microsoft's Windows 10 computers have a log in feature called Windows Hello, where users are able to access their devices using facial recognition algorithms. On the downside, the feature was onl...
04:59 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget VW to set up emissions claims program for your lawsuits
Volkswagen announced on Thursday that it is establishing an independent claims program led by Ken Feinberg, the man that handled both the government's payout efforts for 9/11 victims and Transoce...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: The Nexus 6P, and more!
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
04:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Mozilla makes it easy to create VR websites with 'A-Frame'
With the launch of A-Frame today, Mozilla is trying to make it easier for developers to craft virtual-reality websites. Mozilla's VR research team, MozVR, created A-Frame as an open-source framew...
04:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Facebook's live streaming is available to all verified pages
Facebook Live, the social network's version of Periscope, was already available for "public figures." Now, the folks in Menlo Park are giving all verified pages the chance to employ the...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget 2015's big hacks, attacks and security blunders
The security breaches, blunders, and disasters of 2015 tanked our trust in health insurance providers, credit agencies, the IRS, car manufacturers, connected toys for kids, and even "adult" ...
03:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Play photo tag with your Facebook friends this holiday
Whether you're a Facebook inhabitant or not, you have to give the social network credit for rolling out timely features that make it easier for people to share their personal moments and random t...
02:59 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Google is offering $1 million in security research grants next year
In a world where consumers are trusting more and more of their personal data to the cloud, security of that data is a growing concern. As a company with a major interest in learning about its customer...
02:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Roland taps iconic 808 sounds for rhythm-based gaming
Roland revived the iconic sounds of the TR-808 with last year's AIRA TR-8, and now its leveraging those tones for mobile gaming. With TR-REC, the audio company uses sounds from both the TR-808 an...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget The brain hacks that make climbing in VR feel real
When I talk to friends and family about VR, their most pressing questions are usually about immersion. Once they've finished asking about the possibility of vomiting, the conversation turns to: &...
01:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget The thing you'd worry about happening in an Airbnb happened
Airbnb has been slapped with a lawsuit by a woman who alleges that the apartment that she rented was equipped with a spy camera. Yvonne Schumacher says that her and her partner spotted a light peeping...
01:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget 'League of Legends' is now fully owned by China's Tencent
After buying most of the studio behind League of Legends in 2011, Tencent now owns it outright. California studio Riot Games told employees that the Chinese internet giant behind WeChat had purchased ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Facebook's iOS app now lets you browse events by category
If you live in a major city and usually spend your evenings and weekends bored at home, then you might want to give Facebook's new Events feature a try. Following on its recent commitment to impr...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Sony's new Alpha A68 camera is coming to the US next April
Sony introduced the Alpha A68 last month, but that announcement was geared toward the UK market. Today, however, the electronics company announced that its new DSLR-esque camera will be coming to the ...
12:48 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Apple names Jeff Williams as its first COO since Tim Cook
Apple has just named its first Chief Operating Officer since Tim Cook took over as CEO in 2011. Longtime Apple veteran Jeff Williams (who joined the company in 1998) is now COO, reporting directly to ...
12:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget China launches satellite to unlock dark matter's secrets
Dark matter is that pesky, hidden material that keeps foiling scientists' efforts to come up with a grand unified theory of physics. China's space agency has set about to find it with the la...
12:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget 'Xbox Fitness' no longer requires the Kinect
The Kinect, once such an integral part of Microsoft's Xbox One story, just lost a big toehold. You no longer need the depth sensor for Xbox Fitness, a key non-gaming app. The device brings gamifi...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Flying the Icon A5, an almost affordable personal plane
As we cut through the skies over the Hudson River and traced a loop around the Statue of Liberty, I spent as much time glancing down at the instrument cluster as I did peering out the window. That mig...
11:41 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget China tells the world to respect its censorship
Chinese president Xi Jinping opened the World Internet Conference by telling world leaders to respect other nation's cyber sovereignty. The leader went on to say that every country has the right ...
11:22 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Adobe's new app adds text and graphics to your social posts
To help the less design savvy create graphics for their social posts, Adobe has a new app that's driven by so-called Design Filters. The app is Adobe Post, and similar to Instagram, it relies on ...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a 15.6-inch HP Envy laptop courtesy of AMD!
Tablets and smartphones becoming the norm, so it's not unusual to find your laptop's display accruing fingerprints out of habit, even if it's not a touchscreen. This week, AMD is offeri...
10:41 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget You can search for 'Mario Maker' levels on the web next week
Crafting truly brilliant Mario Maker levels isn't easy, but finding them soon will be. Nintendo just announced its "Super Mario Maker Bookmark" portal will go live on December 21 so you...
10:22 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Xbox One adds 'Halo: Reach' and 15 more playable 360 titles
Microsoft's Xbox One has had a stellar release slate over the last few months, packed with exclusive games like Rise of the Tomb Raider and multiplatform hits such as Fallout 4 and Metal Gear Sol...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Razer debuts its 'Leviathan Mini' portable soundbar
Razer introduced a smaller, portable version of its popular Leviathan sound bar on Thursday. Dubbed the Leviathan Mini, this 24-watt system ditches the original's subwoofer for a pair of 12-watt ...
09:41 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Tesla 'corrects' claim that anyone can make a self driving car
Tesla has never been shy about starting fights with publications that claim its technology isn't all that. This time the firm has windmilled into Bloomberg Business and George "geohot" ...
09:23 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget These DIY Netflix socks pause your show when you fall asleep
Passing out during a Netflix session is a very real threat. Especially with the incoming holiday season and all those requisite carbs pumping in your bloodstream. So Netflix's latest make it proj...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: We've gone full Leia in honor of Star Wars
Today on In Case You Missed It: Many of you will be leaving work as quickly as possible to catch an early screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We're helping you prepare for the glory of wha...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's mixed reality is for developers, not the public
HoloLens, the augmented reality headset Microsoft's been touting as a future pillar of its Windows business, isn't "fun" to use. At least, it wasn't for me during my whirlwind...
08:28 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Brazil temporarily shuts down WhatsApp messenger
If you've seen "WhatsApp" trend on Twitter lately, it's because a judge in Sau Paulo, Brazil has ordered for the messaging app to be shut down for 48 hours, starting at 9PM Eastern...
08:28 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Brazil temporarily shuts down WhatsApp messenger (update)
If you've seen "WhatsApp" trend on Twitter lately, it's because a judge in Sau Paulo, Brazil has ordered for the messaging app to be shut down for 48 hours, starting at 9PM Eastern...
08:15 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget No 'hoverboard' is safe from UK Trading Standards
"Hoverboards" are getting a pretty bad rap of late, and not just because their common name is annoyingly misleading. Several UK retailers have stopped selling the things due to serious conce...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget DisneyLife gets kids' streaming absolutely right
Despite sinking billions of pounds into the production of blockbuster movies and hit TV shows over the years, Disney decided it was best to let companies like Apple, Netflix, Amazon and Sky handle the...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Pacemaker's DJ app is putting the 'mix' back into mixtape
The team that gave the world the Pacemaker portable DJ device, the Pacemaker DJ app, and put the whole Spotify library in your virtual record box doesn't want you to DJ anymore. In fact, the late...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Tribeca Shortlist movies arrive on iPhone, Roku and Fire TV
Since launching in October, Tribeca Shortlist had only been available on the iPad. But, starting today, the movie-streaming service will expand to iPhone, Roku and Amazon's Fire TV. To make thing...
05:41 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Facebook excludes sad moments from 'Year in Review' photosets
Facebook messed up its "Year in Review" slideshow programming in 2014. A number of photosets didn't only use images that dredged up painful memories, they also ended with "It'...
04:46 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget UK government cuts home solar rewards by 65 percent
As part of its commitment to renewable energy, the UK government has offered financial contributions to those who have solar panels installed at their home. This "Feed-in Tariff" pays homeow...
04:24 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Canadian cable company Shaw just bought a phone network
Shaw Communications has announced that it's going to pay $1.6 billion CAD for Canuck carrier Wind Mobile. As MobileSyrup reports, there were rumors of a Verizon purchase back in 2013, but the US ...
03:00 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Word-puzzler 'Scribblenauts Unlimited' returns to mobile
Scribblenauts started as a handheld game, and now the adorable interactive dictionary puzzler is making its way to Android and iOS after an extended break from mobile. 2012's Scribblenauts Unlimi...
01:28 am -05 - Thu, December 17, 2015
Engadget Pandora has to pay higher royalties starting in 2016
Pandora and similar services like iHeartRadio and SiriusXM will have to give a bigger part of their earnings to music labels starting January 1st next year. The Copyright Royalty Board has ruled that ...
11:57 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Netflix's Windows 10 app is at home on PCs and tablets
Microsoft continues to fill out its library of Windows 10 apps, and the latest addition is from Netflix. Upgrading from its old Windows 8 edition to take advantage of the new operating system, this on...
09:40 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget California wants autonomous cars to have humans behind the wheel
The California DMV has already started preparing for the arrival of driverless cars by writing up draft regulations to govern them. While that's a step forward for manufacturers working on the te...
08:55 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget 'The Banner Saga' pillages its way to PS4 and Xbox One soon
The Banner Saga's road to a console release has been a bit rocky, but the development team at Stoic has some good news: the excellent viking epic lands on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this coming J...
08:04 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Google drops Nexus 5X and 6P prices by $50 for the holidays
Google announced on Wednesday that it has reduced the price for its flagship Nexus 6P and 5X handsets by $50. That means you can pick up a 6P or a 5X for as little as $450 and $330, respectively (and ...
06:58 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Wear your DNA as a scarf
It's a clich&eacute; to say that clothes reflect who you are... but in this case, it's definitely true. Dot One is offering a lambswool scarf (among other products) whose artwork is bas...
06:12 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget 'Terminator 2' is returning to theaters in 3D
Let's be honest: no matter how many times studios try to revive the Terminator franchise, its peak is (and possibly always will be) Terminator 2: Judgment Day. And James Cameron knows this too, ...
05:38 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget 'P.T' can return to your PS4 if you know the right tricks
When Konami cancelled Silent Hills as part of its broader retreat from top-tier video games, it was determined to burn bridges. It not only stopped offering the excellent P.T. teaser, but prevented p...
04:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Wikipedia continues to chronicle human history in real time
Wikipedia is more than an immense series of articles about events, people and things. It's a living breathing organism that grows, adjusts and feeds on the ebb and flow of history. From tragedy t...
04:10 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Hillary Clinton's private server had two 'top secret' emails
Those concerns that Hillary Clinton's private email server had classified intel? They're apparently well-founded. Sources for Fox News and Politico maintain that two of the messages sent to...
03:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Facebook's Instant Articles arrive on Android
You no longer need an iPhone to read Facebook's Instant Articles on the move. As of today, anyone in the world with an Android phone (and the Facebook app, of course) can read those quick-to-load...
03:19 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Hyundai teases the Ioniq, its first all-electric vehicle
Hyundai is planning to officially debut its Ioniq EV next month, but there's something rather unique about the new model. Not only will it arrive in an all-electric version, but the automaker wil...
02:55 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget The Xperia Z5 Premium's UHD screen broke my heart
Pro BMX biker Kriss Kyle navigates a complex series of colorful loops and platforms, set against a seemingly endless void of black. With every perfect landing, my heart sinks. I'm watching Kaleid...
02:29 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Facebook brings Uber rides to Messenger
In the near future, you might not have to interrupt that Facebook Messenger chat to hail a ride home. Facebook has announced Transportation on Messenger, which integrates ride-hailing services into it...
02:07 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget The FIFA 2014 World Cup was streamed by 280 million people
FIFA. Oh, FIFA. There are so many things to say regarding football's governing body. But today we're not here to talk about how its top officials are facing corruption charges, or that suspe...
01:45 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Congress will give NASA nearly $20 billion next year
In a surprise move, the Republican-controlled Congress has promised to give NASA roughly $19.3 billion dollars next year as part of its 2016 omnibus spending bill. That's nearly a billion dollars...
01:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget An algorithm can tell if your face is forgettable
Some faces are more memorable than others. The brain processes visual cues to decide if a face or an image will stay lodged in the memory bank. What if a network could be trained to imitate that respo...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget HP Spectre x2 review: A less expensive Surface rival
We've been noticing something the past few months: Every tech company is trying to be more like Microsoft. Which is to say, they're belatedly copying the Surface Pro, a laptop/tablet mashup ...
12:45 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Philips won't block third-party Hue bulbs after all
Well, that was fast. After announcing that it would drop support for third-party Hue bulbs, Philips is reversing its decision. The company initially nixed support for bulbs that weren't certified...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Karma's CEO on reinventing the hotspot
It's hard to get excited about a mere hotspot these days, but the Karma Go is something different. It's a $149 device that lets you pay for mobile internet access (on Sprint's LTE netwo...
12:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Congress tucked CISA inside last night's budget bill
Last night's budget bill wasn't all about avoiding a government shutdown. Packed inside the 2,000-page bill announced by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is the full text of the controversial Cybers...
12:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget UK carriers say draft snooping law will be a technical feat
Key to the draft Investigatory Powers Bill is a proposal that would require internet and other communications providers to collect and store 12 months of web traffic data, so it can be made available ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Santa's little tech supporters
You guys delivered when it came to tech support disasters over the holidays! Check out your worst stories, as well as those of the Engadget staff! You have so much more patience than I do, seriously.W...
11:46 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget The next Ford GT has a Gorilla Glass windshield
Corning, the firm that's famous for making the glass for your smartphone that never, ever breaks, has now signed a deal with Ford. The firms are teaming up to produce a new windshield glass for n...
11:24 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Large Hadron Collider may have detected a new particle
The rejuvenated Large Hadron Collider might have achieved another breakthrough... provided everything lines up, that is. Two teams of CERN scientists have detected an excess of gamma ray pairs that t...
11:17 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget EE recalls every free Power Bar it ever gave out over fire risks
If you own one of EE's free Power Bar chargers, we have some bad news. After issuing a partial recall on selected units in August, the company announced today that it's asking for every sing...
11:01 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Apple shutters Topsy, the social analytics firm it acquired in 2013
Apple is shutting down analytics firm Topsy Labs two years after snapping it up for over $200 million. Unlike Hopscotch, though -- the mass transit directions and guides it bought in 2013 and shuttere...
10:46 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Amazon tells customers to throw out unsafe 'hoverboards'
As a popular destination for self-balancing "hoverboards," Amazon needs to take its safety responsibilities seriously. The retailer has already pulled some models from its store until it can...
10:30 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget These are our favorite video games of 2015
Different strokes, different folks -- never has this been more true in gaming. And so, it's with that spirit of varied perspective that we at Engadget bring you our favorite video games of the ye...
10:22 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Google reportedly plans to spin off its self-driving car business
Google's self-driving car technology might not remain Google-branded for much longer. Bloomberg sources claim that Google plans to turn its autonomous car business into a separate outfit under i...
10:14 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Jeb Bush has strong feelings about the Apple Watch
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is open about being an Apple fanboy, but now we know that he's got the same love/hate relationship with the Apple Watch that many others have. In an int...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Adobe Lightroom for iOS brings another desktop tool to mobile
Adobe continues to make its mobile photography apps more powerful, and a new update for Lightroom mobile on iOS delivers more of that. Leveraging another useful feature from the desktop, you can now e...
09:41 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Our Google searches are defined by tragedy and entertainment
Nothing signals Christmas like Google's year in search lists, and this year it's gotten a lot more visual thanks to the search giant's fledgling News Lab and Trends. Sadly, the most-sea...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay works with 19 more banks in the US
Samsung has signed a deal that'll get its smartphone-based payments system accepted with 19 more banks in the US. The agreement means that you'll now be able to use your Galaxy smartphone as...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget The future of fitness might be a VR-friendly exercise bike
To the casual observer, my morning with VR startup VirZoom was spent peddling like a madman with an Oculus Rift strapped to my face. My experience was a little different; far as I was concerned, I was...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Theater headset, robot plumbing snake and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new visor headset that can be worn on the go yet replicate watching your favorite show in a movie theater is out for about $700. The only downside: Looking like you d...
08:08 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Paid 'Destiny' level boosts promote progression over experience
When developers Bungie and Activision released their biggest-ever paid Destiny expansion, The Taken King, it signalled a return to everything that made the game great. It appeared that both companies ...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Spotify launches party playlists with exclusive tracks
Spotify wants to permanently cross out one entry in your perennial to-do list for parties: 1.) Prepare food, 2.) Set up location, 3.) Prepare a party playlist. The music streaming service has launched...
05:55 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Bitcoin tech approved as a way to issue shares
For the first time, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is allowing a company to issue public shares using the technology behind Bitcoin. The honor went to Overstock, which was also the fi...
04:45 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Twitch on Xbox One now shows hosted (and recent) game streams
Twitch's Xbox One app just became much more useful if you can't stop watching live streams. Thanks to an update, Amazon's game-focused video service offers the Host Mode viewing you...
03:01 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Slack's App Directory proves it's more than just a chatroom
All those apps in collaboration suite Slack are about to get a little easier to find and integrate within your team -- and over 160 of them live within the company's new Slack App Directory. Just...
01:15 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Hideo Kojima's first independent game is a PS4 exclusive
Konami's loss is PlayStation's gain: Tonight Sony announced an exclusive collaboration with legendary game developer Hideo Kojima, the auteur responsible for the Metal Gear and Zone of the E...
12:50 am -05 - Wed, December 16, 2015
Engadget Google Play Books new blue light filter reduces eye strain
Google's usage research indicates that most of us do a majority of our reading between 8 and 10 pm -- you know right before bed. But doing so in a dimly-lit bedroom can wreak havoc on your eyes, ...
11:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Lyft changes bonus system to prevent drivers from cheating
Lyft's old bonus scheme that offered more money based on the number of hours a driver clocks was a bit too easy to manipulate, forcing the ride-sharing company to rethink its strategy. Now, Lyft ...
10:37 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Pokemon fighter 'Pokken Tournament' gets a Wii U controller
Pokken Tournament, the Pokemon-infused fighting game hitting the Wii U worldwide in the spring, will get a dedicated controller in Japan, as spotted by Tiny Cartridge. It's wired and doesn't...
10:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget 'House of Cards' season four is coming March 4th
While a field of contenders vied for attention during tonight's Republican debate, Netflix took the occasion to reveal Frank Underwood's 2016 campaign plans. House of Cards and its star char...
09:43 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Hulu and the WWE are now available on the TiVo Bolt
TiVo's newest set-top box, the Bolt, got some added functionality on Tuesday when the company announced the addition of two new streaming content sources: Hulu (now upgraded from Flash for the ne...
09:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Rdio will shut down for good in one week
It's been a couple of weeks since Rdio announced its bankruptcy and plans to become a part of Pandora, and now we know exactly when it will shut down. The music service emailed subscribers tonigh...
08:38 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Firefox is finally 64-bit on your Windows PC
Believe it or not, Firefox on Windows has been a 32-bit affair until now -- while Google and Microsoft made the leap to 64-bit web browsing a while back, Mozilla hasn't been quite so quick off th...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget LG unveils next year's monitors and laptops ahead of CES
LG announced three classes of products on Tuesday that it will be showcasing at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. First up, LG announced a trio of new models for its 21:9 UltraWide line of m...
07:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Facebook makes it harder to abuse its 'real name' policy
Facebook may not be dropping its "real name" policy in the strictest sense, but it's definitely taking steps to prevent abuse of that guideline. It's testing fake name reporting t...
07:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Google Now on Tap gives you flights and related news
Google is apparently bent on stuffing Now on Tap full of features in a short amount of time. On top of adding screenshot support, it's introducing both flight statuses and related news stories t...
06:43 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Vue internet TV gets Chromecast support
Back in November, Sony said PlayStation Vue would soon start working on the Chromecast. Now, having teased that over a month ago, the electronic company's finally making its internet TV service f...
06:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Google debuts designer watch faces for Android Wear
With companies like TAG Heuer and Fossil now investing in Android Wear, Google knows how important it is to keep smartwatches looking stylish. As such, the company has revealed a set of fashion-centri...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Ford will test autonomous cars in California next year
Ford's autonomous vehicles will be joining Google, Mercedes and Audi on California roads in the coming year. The automaker secured permits to operate specially built Fusion Hybrids out of the com...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Play as Cloud in 'Super Smash Bros.' today, Bayonetta later
Final Fantasy VII's Cloud takes his Buster Sword to Super Smash Bros. today, series creator Masahiro Sakurai announced during Nintendo's final presentation dedicated to the rapid-fire fighti...
05:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Playdate: 'Star Wars' week celebration, episode one!
Get ready for a week almost 40 years in the making: over the next five days, Engadget Playdate is all about Star Wars. The movies, the toys and, most of all, the video games. Join us as we trip over o...
05:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Facebook, Google and Twitter agree to delete some hate speech
Germany has long complained that major internet services don't do enough to fight hate speech, and it now looks like those companies are going to do something about it. Facebook, Google and Twit...
04:55 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Watch Nintendo's final 'Super Smash Bros.' show here
Today's the day. Nintendo's final, livestreamed presentation dedicated to Super Smash Bros. starts at 5PM ET (2PM PT). Nintendo generally announces updates to the game during its Nintendo Di...
04:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Google's Fi wireless service now supports data-only devices
If you ever wished you could have Google's Project Fi wireless service on your tablet as well as your Nexus phone, well now you can. Google announced today that Project Fi now has support for dat...
04:15 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Outlook for iOS now supports 3D Touch
Microsoft's Outlook for iOS has quickly become one of the platform's best options for managing your inbox, and today it got a handy new feature: 3D Touch support. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users...
03:55 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Facebook helps you find highly-rated local businesses
Facebook is putting those business ratings you've been entering on its Pages to work. With a new Professional Services portal, the social network lets you search for the highest-rated businesses ...
03:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Spotify will reveal your 'Star Wars' soul mate
With three days to go before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Spotify has become the latest company to piggyback on the marketing bandwagon. The streaming service is giving users the chanc...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Your phone is a lightsaber in Google's desktop browser game
Since real lightsabers don't exist (yet), Google and the studios behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens are offering the next-best thing: A program that turns your smartphone into a lightsaber, whic...
02:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Skype's latest iOS update makes sharing content easier
Skype released an update for iOS on Tuesday that makes sharing content during calls easier. Version 6.8 allows users to send links, web pages or camera roll photos to whoever they're calling with...
02:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Jaguar returns to racing with its first all-electric car
Jaguar hasn't been involved with motorsports since it offloaded its Formula 1 team to Red Bull, but it's about to come back in a big, big way. The automaker has announced that it's wor...
01:51 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Microscope can scan chemical processes in real-time
Atomic force microscopes are the tool of choice to see the tiniest atomic structures, right down to hydrogen bonds. The drawback with current models is that they're too slow to create anything bu...
01:25 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Use Android Pay to handle your in-app purchases
Android Pay has been handling mobile payments for the Google faithful since September, and now it's ready to lend a hand inside apps. Starting today, you can use Mountain View's payments sys...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Pebble smartwatches get a built-in fitness tracking app
If you've wanted to use your Pebble smartwatch as an activity tracker so far, you've had to grab a third-party app -- unlike Apple or Google, you didn't have anything built-in. Well, th...
12:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget You can start using Apple Music with your Sonos speakers
Just as Sonos promised last month, Apple Music is now available on its platform. Subscribers of Apple's streaming service can, finally, pair their account with Sonos' speaker lineup -- inclu...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget The best snow blower
By Doug MahoneyThis 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 75 hours of research, including interviews ...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget LinkedIn's revamped job listings are all about you
LinkedIn is revamping its job listings pages with new sections geared towards giving you more information on whether a position is right for you. Rather than simply listing a job description and simil...
11:40 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Microsoft owns up to issues with the Surface Book and Pro 4
When reviews of the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 hit, it seemed like Microsoft would be riding a wave of positive publicity into the holiday season. We liked both devices, and while the Surface Book...
11:19 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Rdio bids farewell with a look at your favorite songs (updated)
Rdio has one last treat for you before it rides into the sunset following Pandora's acquisition. Visit a special farewell site and you not only have a handy place to export your data, but a retro...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a 'Star Wars' prize pack courtesy of ThinkGeek!
In case you've been under a rock (or frozen in carbonite), Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters this Friday. There's been a massive build up to the film and that means more merchan...
10:42 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget EFF confirms that the DEA has deleted its phone call database
Earlier this year, it was revealed that the NSA's massive surveillance program had a precursor: the Drug Enforcement Administration's USTO, which monitored almost every international call Am...
10:21 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Netflix's new video approach looks better, uses less data
The last time we noted Netflix extensively discussing how it stores video for the best streaming performance, its HD quality maxed out at 720p, surround sound was still a pipe dream and tablets weren&...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget The 15 weirdest gadgets of 2015
It's been a good year for gadgets, and also a bad year for gadgets. From smile-enforcing Santa beards and remote telepresence teddy bears to "wearable" tablets and cameras, here are 15 ...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Developer diversity changes the way video games are made
In 2003, BioWare developers working on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic hid a fact about one of the game's characters from their own marketing team. This character, the Jedi Knight Juhani, ...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Avegant's Glyph video headset will start shipping next month
Nearly two years after Avegant first launched its Glyph video headset on Kickstarter in January 2014, and it's finally ready to go into mass production. Today, the company announced that it'...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Water-repellent coating, elite air travel and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Rice University scientists came up with a new kind of water-repellent coating that is modeled on the lotus leaf. Australians have their first ever remotely controlled f...
08:50 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Over a million Brits have reserved seats for 'Star Wars'
If you hadn't noticed already, the world is riding a megatsunami of hype over the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- or every nook and cranny of the internet is, at least. The movie has j...
08:28 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5' quietly comes to PS3 and Xbox 360
The previous-gen versions of Activision's poorly received Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 are quietly launching this week. Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games were due out November 13th, but ...
07:25 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget UK man arrested in VTech kids app hacking scandal
Police have arrested a 21-year-old UK man in relation to the VTech kid's app hacking scandal that compromised the accounts of up to 6.3 million users. The crime unit said he was being held on &qu...
06:44 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Lucozade thief may also be first UK 'hoverboard' conviction
As an orange Lucozade addict, I can't help but quietly applaud the work of the Hoverboard Lucozade Bandit (hat tip to VICE for coining the name). Not just for his choice of loot, but for executin...
06:31 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget NASA accepting applications for the position of 'astronaut'
Wanted ads aren't usually newsworthy, unless the company is NASA and the job is "going to space." The US space agency has started recruiting astronauts and will likely need quite a few ...
05:35 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Twitter brings curated 'Moments' to the UK
For years, Twitter has served us text, photos and videos in chronological format, allowing us to keep up with news and events the very minute they happen. That's great if you follow a wide range ...
05:00 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Watch the first British astronaut in 20 years blast off for the ISS
One in, one out. Or to be more specific, three in and three out. A trio of astronauts descended from the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, making way for a new group of space-smitten explor...
05:00 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Watch the first British astronaut in over 20 years blast off for the ISS
One in, one out. Or to be more specific, three in and three out. A trio of astronauts descended from the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, making way for a new group of space-smitten explor...
04:40 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Amazon UK brings one-hour Prime Now deliveries to Manchester
With Christmas less than two weeks away, Amazon wants to be there for UK customers who are likely to leave their festive shopping until the very last minute. After its recent expansion in Newcastle, t...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Hydrogen fuel cells give drones 'several hours' of flight time
If we want drones to deliver packages and generally do much, much more than just fly around for a few minutes, they need to be able to last longer. A company called Intelligent Energy says its hydroge...
02:28 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Block all 'Star Wars' spoilers with this Chrome extension
If you won't be able to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the day it comes out, you're going to have a tough time dodging spoilers on the internet. This Chrome extension called "Force...
12:32 am -05 - Tue, December 15, 2015
Engadget Apple is reportedly working on OLED displays
Apple has opened a lab in Taiwan, according to Bloomberg, with "at least 50" engineers looking into advanced display technology for products including the iPhone and iPad. It's pulled i...
11:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Seattle votes to let Lyft and Uber drivers unionize
The Seattle City Council's voted unanimously (9 - 0) that drivers for Lyft and Uber can form unions. The decision is much more complex than the drivers simply being able to organize and collectiv...
09:39 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget The US wants to check visa applicants' social media posts
Getting a US visa might soon become even harder for some individuals. In addition to the 5939582 requirements applicants need to enter the country, the United States government wants to start inspecti...
08:47 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Philips Hue won't work with third-party light bulbs for now
Bad news if you're planning to slip a few non-Philips light bulbs into your Hue setup: they won't work, at least not for a while. Philips has dropped support for third-party bulbs after not...
08:12 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Fargo', 'The Expanse' and 'Luther'
It's hard for me to think of a better show than Fargo, and tonight its season finale airs on FX. While there's a collection of other season and mid-season wrap-ups on TV, the one to watch is...
07:25 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Nanoparticle-based windows could switch colors on demand
One day, you might not need special bulbs to give your room's lighting a different hue -- you'd just tell the windows themselves to change. Rice University researchers have discovered that ...
06:49 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Hulu's reworked iPhone app helps you find favorite shows
Hulu knows that you sometimes want to plow through a TV series on your smartphone instead of a bigger screen, and it's making that easier through a freshly redesigned iOS app. The new version gi...
06:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget UK police try to scare teen hackers by visiting them at home
As you might have noticed, many teen hackers aren't easily deterred. Why would they be when they have a lot to prove, loads of peer pressure and little sense of the damage they're doing? B...
05:28 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget NASA's using PlayStation VR to train its space robots
Virtual Reality tricks the human brain. With a headset strapped on your face, you can pet a dino, visit restricted sites or even experience the horror of being devoured by a shark. But outside the rea...
05:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget NASA offers a rare, steady view of the sunlit Earth
Until now, getting a good, steady look at the sunlit side of Earth either required a trip to the Moon or a photo from a departing space probe. Neither of those are very practical, to put it mildly. ...
04:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Gmail's Inbox app makes it easier to share travel info
If you fancy Google's Inbox app to wrangle your Gmail, sharing travel details is about to get even easier. Mountain View is rolling out an update to the service that lets you attach those handy c...
04:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Verizon catches up to the pack with on-the-go DVR streaming
Heads-up, FIOS fans: Verizon (which, through a bizarre turn of events, now owns our parent company AOL) is now letting all of its FIOS subscribers stream the contents of their DVRs to their smartphone...
03:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Nintendo's 'Yo-Kai Watch' is a love letter to urban life
I was sitting on an eight hour flight back from London, my 3DS the only thing illuminating my little corner of the plane. My boyfriend, bored in the middle seat next to me, had leaned over to look at ...
03:23 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Facebook is replacing Photo Sync with its Moments app
If you've been storing pictures with Facebook's Photo Sync feature, those will soon be moved to another property from the social network. As spotted by TechCrunch, Facebook has started notif...
02:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget The True Love Tinder Robot swipes based on your sweaty palms
We're not always honest with ourselves, especially when it comes to love -- and this is where the True Love Tinder Robot can lend a hand. It promises to read (and swipe) your true feelings via th...
02:35 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Buy a $30 Chromecast and Google will give you $20
Google announced a new promotion for its Chromecast line on Monday: Buy one of the $30 devices, get $20 in Google Play store credits. What's more, you don't have to buy it directly from Goog...
02:10 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget NC town fears solar farm will 'suck up all the energy from the sun'
The town counsel of Woodland, North Carolina rejected a rezoning proposal that would have allowed the installation of a new solar farm within its borders. The counsel had previously approved three oth...
01:48 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget NY Attorney General wants public to report broadband speeds
If you're a New York resident, here's your chance to tell the state government how bad your internet service really is. The state's Attorney General wants the public to test their broad...
01:23 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Google Maps for iOS displays gas prices along your route
As if Google Maps wasn't useful enough already, the application is getting yet another handy feature. Today, Google updated its iOS version of the app to show gas prices when people search for st...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Meet the firm designing futuristic UI for Iron Man and Samsung
Remember Tony Stark's glass smartphone and transparent coffee table in the Iron Man movies? Or how about that gorgeous statue rendering of the Avengers in action at the end of Age of Ultron? You&...
12:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget YouTube axes direct video uploads from webcams
If you're one of the few recording to YouTube straight from your webcam, the video-hosting site will soon get rid of that feature. On January 16th, you'll no longer be able to capture video ...
12:24 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget 'Fable Legends' will launch after spring 2016
Fable Legends -- Lionhead's free, multiplayer-focused fantasy romp for Xbox One and Windows 10 -- is scheduled to launch after spring 2016. It was originally on tap to release this holiday season...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Almond WiFi routers now control Nest gear in your home
Securifi's Almond routers just got much, much more useful if you use one of them as the center of your smart home. Both the base Almond and the Almond+ now talk directly to Nest's thermostat...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Adorable puzzler 'Unravel' pulls heartstrings in February
Come February 9th, you'll be able to play the most charming (and atypical) game to come out of Electronic Arts' E3 media briefing this year, Unravel. The adorable physics-based puzzle platfo...
11:45 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget The first 'Star Trek Beyond' trailer makes some noise
Okay, Star Trek Into Darkness wasn't very good. But there's still hope for the next film! Star Trek Beyond comes from another team of writers, Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, and the man who reboo...
10:58 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Xprize offers $7 million for exploring the ocean floor
After years of focusing on moonshots and other lofty goals, the Xprize Foundation now hopes to inspire innovation in the opposite direction... in a very literal sense. Its new Shell Ocean Discovery X...
10:39 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget US drone operators must register with the FAA by February
If you fly a drone, the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration wants to know about it. The FAA's online drone-registration program goes live on December 21st, and any...
10:19 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget US officials investigate 'hoverboard' safety
If concern about "hoverboard" safety from airlines, Amazon and the UK wasn't enough, the US government is getting in on the action. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigati...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Paris climate talks, and more!
This week marked the close of the COP21 climate talks in Paris, where world leaders from 195 countries voted to clean energy in the United States, and researchers revealed a road map for how the entir...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win an iPad Pro courtesy of Mobilefun.co.uk
It's that time of the year again. A time for food, family, good times and giving. Alright... enough of the pretence: it's the receiving we're most excited about. And what better way to ...
09:40 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Pandora launches a personalized station based on your likes
Pandora is putting to work what it knows about all of those songs you've thumbed up over the years. Today it's launching Thumbprint Radio, a "hyper-personalized" station that'...
09:22 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Researchers hide messages in a sea of spam
Researchers are trying quantum cryptography and other exotic ways to keep your missives safe, but here's a new one: junk mail. A team of computer scientists from MIT's CSAIL have devised a s...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Elon Musk wants to get to Mars before we nuke ourselves
Elon Musk is bullish on humanity's chances getting to Mars and even building a city, but he's not super confident about our odds here on Earth. During a wide-ranging interview with GQ, the S...
08:02 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget I learned to ride an electric unicycle
As a beginner, stepping onto an electric unicycle is equal parts frightening and exhilarating. There are no handlebars to grip or a saddle to clench between your thighs, just two narrow pedals separat...
06:48 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Tinder wants to talk to you about organ donation
If you're hot and horny then there's one thing that's guaranteed to kill the mood stone dead: a long discussion about organ donation. Tinder isn't too worried about harshing that b...
05:20 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Samsung's Galaxy S7 will have a pressure-sensitive display
Nine months is a long time in the smartphone industry, so it should come as no surprise that Samsung is already preparing to launch the next iteration of its flagship smartphone. While the Korean smar...
04:00 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget Rossignol and PIQ team up to track your skiing performance
PIQ has teamed up with Rossignol to give you all the skiing metrics you probably never thought you needed. The 13-axis ski sensor, which is identical to PIQ's golf and tennis models, comes with a...
03:00 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget BBC iPlayer comes to the Apple TV
The new Apple TV has been available for a little over six weeks and there are more than 2,600 apps available. However, dedicated UK apps have been few and far between. Sky's Now TV is on the plat...
02:04 am -05 - Mon, December 14, 2015
Engadget 'Plants Vs. Zombies' is becoming a theme park attraction
If it's not Mario or Shepherd and the Mass Effect crew, it's... plants and zombies. Cedar Fair Entertainment, which runs 14 park attractions across the US, is working with EA on two attracti...
11:45 pm -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Watch Pluto's mesmerizing space weather
Ever wondered what the cosmic weather is like, especially around more distant worlds? NASA's happy to help. It recently published a simulation of the Solar System's weather (specifically t...
09:46 pm -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Security drone chases trespassers all on its own
After a long wait, Secom's security drone is ready for service... and it has a clever trick up its sleeve. The robot will not only capture photos of cars and people that wander on to forbidden g...
08:14 pm -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Huawei wants to bring its Honor smartphones to the US
Huawei wasn't kidding around when it talked about spreading its wings and launching more phones in Western markets. The Chinese mobile giant's George Zhao is teasing that it'll bring i...
06:42 pm -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget This smartphone packs a 10-day battery
Forget picking up a gigantic USB battery, or shoving your phone into an equally bulky battery case -- if Oukitel has its way, your phone will have the juice you need for days on end. Its upcoming K10...
05:10 pm -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Apple Music's Taylor Swift concert exclusive is one big bet
Oh, how far Apple has come from the days when it was effectively giving Taylor Swift the cold shoulder. The tech giant has announced that Apple Music will be the exclusive home of Swift's 1989 wo...
03:37 pm -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Astronomers spot a star with a Jupiter-like storm
Unfathomably large storms aren't reserved solely for gas giants like Jupiter... they can exist on stars, too. Astronomers using the Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have discovered a giant sto...
02:05 pm -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Nintendo invents a gamepad built from a touchscreen
Nintendo has said precious little about its plans for the NX (other than that it won't be like a Wii U), but it might have hinted at what's coming through some recent paperwork. The console...
02:05 pm -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Nintendo invents a gamepad dominated by its touchscreen
Nintendo has said precious little about its plans for the NX (other than that it won't be like a Wii U), but it might have hinted at what's coming through some recent paperwork. The console ...
12:32 pm -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Amazon pulls some 'hoverboards' over safety concerns
Airlines aren't the only ones nervous about "hoverboards" catching fire -- Amazon is pulling some of the self-balancing scooters until they're proven to be safe. Swagway (one of t...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget The After Math: 'Murica!
With the presidential elections just under a year away, the American political season is kicking into high gear. But the race to be Commander in Chief isn't the only thing going on in this countr...
09:00 am -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget This electric car took almost a decade to build
We drive the Arcimoto SRK from Mark Frohnmayer's Oregon-based electric carmaker to see how the eighth-generation concept stacks up against previous prototypes.The last time we checked in with Arc...
05:54 am -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Your iPad's Apple SIM can give you data while you travel
The Apple SIM in your cellular-equipped iPad is about to become useful for much more than choosing a carrier when you're getting started. Otono Networks has launched AlwaysOnline Wireless, a ser...
02:36 am -05 - Sun, December 13, 2015
Engadget Tor's new executive director is a digital privacy legend
Tor's anonymizing internet technology is already vital to whistleblowers, human rights advocates and others who value their digital privacy. It only makes sense that the project team should hire...
11:45 pm -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget Google Now on Tap update helps you take Android screenshots
To take a screenshot on an Android phone so far, you've typically had to press an awkward button combo -- or, worse, use a palm gesture. It's getting much easier, though. Google is pushing...
10:10 pm -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget Moscow's prominent cemeteries will get free WiFi
Remember this next time you're stuck in a place with no internet connection: even some cemeteries in Moscow will offer free WiFi visitors can use starting in 2016. These are no ordinary graveyard...
08:41 pm -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget Twitter warns users targeted by state-sponsored attacks
Facebook and Google already warn you if they think you're the victim of a state-sponsored cyberattack, and now Twitter is joining the fray. The social network recently alerted some users that th...
07:06 pm -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget NASA releases an even closer look at Pluto's heart
Now that you're better acquainted with Pluto's mountains and ice fields, it's time to examine its heart. We're talking about the dwarf planet's heart-shaped region called Tomb...
05:35 pm -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget 'Star Citizen' gives backers their first taste of a fuller game
To date, what little you could play of Star Citizen has existed in bits and pieces: a dogfight module here, a hangar there, but not the cohesive interstellar experience promised from the start. At las...
04:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget 'MST3K' is the biggest crowdfunded video project to date
If you guessed that a Mystery Science Theater 3000 crowdfunding campaign would rake in a lot of cash... well, you guessed correctly. Joel Hodgson's quest to revive the poke-fun-at-bad-movies sho...
02:29 pm -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget Disney's FaceDirector changes facial expressions in movies
The new tool out of Disney Research's labs could turn an ing&eacute;nue's semi-decent attempt into a finely nuanced performance. This software called FaceDirector has the capability to m...
01:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget Final climate change deal keeps emissions in check, if it sticks
After weeks of work, the United Nations is on the cusp of reaching a deal to prevent climate change... hopefully. A just-published final draft agreement sets some clear targets that include a hefty am...
11:30 am -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's DIY Novena laptop
Felix and Ben meet up with Bunnie and Sean, the creators of the open source computing platform, Novena! With the Novena laptop kit, Ben and Felix begin setting up and building an open source laptop wi...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: The story of 'The Father of Video Games'
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Smartphone picture printer, AR app for all and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A case designed to print the pictures that normally just stay on your smartphone is out, just in time for Christmas. Researchers at MIT are doing their best to connect ...
06:35 am -05 - Sat, December 12, 2015
Engadget Lie detection software learns from real court cases
Machine learning has been used to make computers guess your age, count calories and even do our jobs, but University of Michigan researchers are applying it to lie detection. In this case they used te...
11:55 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Google CEO speaks up against 'intolerant discourse'
Following a slew of tech CEOs coming out against anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric, Sundar Pichai published his first essay on Medium tonight. Like Mark Zuckerberg and others his words stand in ...
11:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Kickstarter hires a journo to investigate a failed campaign
When you hear the word "Kickstarter," you probably think of campaigns asking for your money. This time, though, the crowdfunding website is using its own money to fund a project: one that ai...
10:56 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget French prime minister says public WiFi will not be banned
A few days ago, French newspaper Le Monde reported on the existence of a document suggesting the country's police are seeking a bill that would severely limit internet freedom, access and privacy...
09:49 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget The App Store now shows you when iOS apps work on Apple TV
The fourth-generation Apple TV already has over 2,600 apps, a significant number considering tvOS is such a young platform. Naturally, as more developers make their applications compatible with the ne...
08:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget VW teases electric concept for CES
Volkswagen reportedly plans to revive the Microbus's classic look for an EV concept at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, but the first teaser for the vehicle suggests a more futuristic design w...
07:53 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Uber's updated driver agreement may limit class-action suit
Uber is embroiled in a class-action lawsuit in California, with some drivers fighting to be recognized as employees rather than contracted workers. This week, Judge Edward Chen ruled that the arbitrat...
07:18 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Racial discrimination skews Airbnb rentals, study claims
Renting a room at a hotel is a fairly blind process: if you can pay the rate and the hotel has vacancy, you've got a place to rest your head. Airbnb is a little different -- allowing hosts to acc...
06:36 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Microsoft caves and gives 15GB back to legacy OneDrive users
Free cloud storage is great. That is until you've added it to your workflow and the amount of storage you have is being reduced by Microsoft. That's what happened to OneDrive users. In Novem...
06:04 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Google app for iOS gets 3D Touch and multitasking
Google has updated its iOS app to include three new features, two of which are not available to Android users. First, the company has integrated 3D Touch functionality. Hard-press the screen to pull u...
05:40 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Breaking the sound barrier in 'Fast Racing NEO'
Nintendo's seemingly forgotten about the futuristic, hyper-fast racing series F-Zero when it comes to a Wii U release, but developer Shinen hasn't. We first caught a glimpse of Fast Racing N...
05:29 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Elon Musk backs future AI initiative
As more and more companies like Facebook and Google race to develop their own flavor of AI (artificial intelligence), a new altruistic challenger has appeared. The OpenAI initiative is a new non-profi...
05:06 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Bipartisan education bill makes computer science a priority
Yesterday, the president signed a new education bill designed to replace the 13-year old No Child Left Behind act, reducing federal controls on state education systems -- but it does something else, t...
04:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Your VPN may be worthless
You may have heard that VPN provider Perfect Privacy found a massive security hole in most services -- one can de-anonymizes users, thus rendering it useless.Two weeks have passed and most affected pr...
03:58 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Spend the weekend making 'Hotline Miami 2' levels
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is about to get even more wild. The beta is live for the official Hotline Miami 2 level editor, meaning PC players can now create their own top-down mazes of murder. The ...
03:33 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Study finds most drone incidents occur in prohibited airspace
The rising popularity of drones is a cause for concern for a lot of folks, not just the FAA. Thanks to the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, we have a bit more info on the dangers cre...
03:10 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Microsoft Band 2 gets new music controls and activity reminders
If you own one of Microsoft's latest wearable, the Band 2, today is good day. The company has revealed a few fresh features for the device, designed to make it smarter and more functional. For st...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Pee-powered socks generate emergency electricity
A team of researchers from University of the West of England in Bristol, UK want you to pee in your socks. You know, in case of an emergency. They've developed a novel power system that leverages...
02:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Yahoo's new app is your guide to streaming
We've all been there. You decided on a movie or TV show and fired up Netflix only to find it wasn't available on the service. Next, you tried Hulu. Nope. Then it's on to Amazon, where y...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Junk technology: Why your penis pedometer is DOA
If all you want for Christmas is a penis pedometer, get ready to be disappointed.NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts....
01:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget DJI has a thermal imaging camera for drones
DJI has announced that it's partnering with FLIR to create a thermal imaging camera for its Inspire 1 and Matrice 100 drones. The Zenmuse XT camera should be a boon for tasks like spotting fires,...
01:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget MIT created the smart home app of the future
A researcher at MIT's Fluid Interfaces Lab is looking beyond the Internet of Things. With the Reality Editor app, Valentin Heun proves that all of our smart objects can be linked directly togethe...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget 7 gifts for uber geeks
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...
12:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Curiosity rover snaps a detailed look at sand dunes on Mars
In its trek around the surface of the Red Planet, the Curiosity rover reached the sand dunes it already ogled from afar. While that may not sound all that exciting, these images the vehicle captured a...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Great gear for parties
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.Here's our guide to the most essential gear you'll nee...
12:17 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget New York shuts down FanDuel, DraftKings during legal battle
FanDuel and DraftKings will not be allowed to operate in New York while the companies fight in court against state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who contends the sites constitute illegal gamblin...
12:17 pm -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget FanDuel, DraftKings can operate in New York for now (update)
FanDuel and DraftKings will not be allowed to operate in New York while the companies fight in court against state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who contends the sites constitute illegal gamblin...
11:41 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Google is testing Android split-screen multitasking
Google's Pixel C convertible was a stark reminder that Android still doesn't have the productivity chops of other platforms like Chrome OS and Windows, despite packing in a decent keyboard a...
11:19 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Google Play Movies finally adds AirPlay support
Cupertino recently announced that the Apple TV has some 2,600 applications in its ecosystem and one of them just got a pretty major update. The app in question is none other than Google Play Movies an...
10:54 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget The tech industry teams up to take on Donald Trump
Inexplicable presidential candidate Donald Trump has spoken loudly about his distaste for immigration, as well as the mass-deportation he would institute if elected. That puts him squarely at odds wit...
10:31 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Airlines ban hoverboards due to fire risk and safety concerns
Even if those self-balancing scooters called "hoverboards" become street legal in London, you might have a tough time taking one across the pond. A number of airlines has decided to ban them...
10:31 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Airlines ban 'hoverboards' due to fire risk and safety concerns
Even if those self-balancing scooters called "hoverboards" become street legal in London, you might have a tough time taking one across the pond. A number of airlines has decided to ban them...
10:10 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget An AI algorithm can draw letters as well as a human
Researchers claim to have made a breakthrough in artificial intelligence by giving machines cognitive powers similar to humans. The team from MIT, York University and the University of Toronto first t...
09:48 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget NASA gets to the bottom of Ceres' glowing spots
For months, the bright spots on the surface of Ceres captured by the Dawn spacecraft's cameras have stumped NASA's scientists. Now, thanks to a study led by Andreas Nathues from Germany'...
09:27 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Bloomberg: Swatch is hoarding smartwatch patents
We've snarked at Swatch for waiting forever to release a smartwatch, only for the finished article to be a regular watch with an NFC chip beneath the dial. Bloomberg Business believes that the Sw...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget PopKey's keyboard now adds GIFs to Twitter and Slack
After Apple added third-party keyboard support to iOS, developers were quick to whip up keyboards that made adding a GIF to iMessages a breeze. Now PopKey for iOS is adding the ability to drop GIFs on...
08:12 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Google's Verily has its own robot-surgery spinoff
It hasn't even been a week since Verily became an official Alphabet entity, and it's already announcing its own spinoff. The former Google X Labs Life Sciences division has collaborated with...
07:16 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Pepper the robot's latest job is in a train station
When it's not vaguely talking up Nescafe coffee or or telling you about a Japanese phone carrier's excellent data packages, Pepper the robot is in France, working at a train station. Startin...
06:20 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Tokyo's solution to rogue drones? Drones with nets
Law enforcement agencies the world over are worried about the power of drones, and how nefarious types could use them for evil. Tokyo has decided that there's only one thing to be done about the ...
04:31 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Google's Project Sunroof can assess homes in more states
Solar panels are a huge investment, so something like Project Sunroof that can tell you if they're a good fit for your location is extremely useful. The good news is, the initiative is expanding ...
03:32 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Red launches the Scarlet-W, an entry-level 5K video camera
Shooting a film or commercial with the same high-end equipment as a Peter Jackson or David Fincher just got cheaper. Red just revealed the $9,950 Scarlet-W and Scarlet-W Monochrome, cameras that shoot...
03:32 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Red launches the Scarlet-W, an entry-level 5K cinema camera
Shooting a film or commercial with the same high-end equipment as a Peter Jackson or David Fincher just got cheaper. Red just revealed the $9,950 Scarlet-W and Scarlet-W Monochrome, cameras that shoot...
01:03 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Why not make a McNugget vending machine out of Legos?
The answer? Because after about 15 minutes they're not nearly as good. That minor hiccup aside, the YouTubers at Astonishing Studios have created this to celebrate the glorious food-like item tha...
12:29 am -05 - Fri, December 11, 2015
Engadget Share your iPhone 6s' Live Photos on Tumblr
Tumblr is a bit more animated now thanks to Live Photo sharing from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The GIF-dominated social network's app on iOS bumped to version 5.0 and with that milestone brings s...
11:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Steam's item trading system is convoluted to protect you
Steam's community market may have started as a system for buying and selling silly hats in Team Fortress 2, but it's evolved over the years. These days, its an active economy and item tradin...
10:50 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Yahoo wants to manage your Gmail account too
When Yahoo announced two months ago that it would add third-party email support to its newly launched Mail app, only Hotmail, Outlook and AOL accounts were supported. Now, however, Gmail -- arguably i...
10:19 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Faraday Future will build its Tesla-fighting EV in Nevada
Carmaker Faraday Future materialized earlier this year with word of significant funding from a Chinese backer and a list of designers that hail from Tesla, BMW, GM and Ferrari. We won't see a con...
08:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Ford's 'Dynamic Shuttle' tests out a competitor for Uber
While Uber just announced that it's testing out some very familiar-looking group transportation options, its next competition could come from Ford. Today at an event in Dearborn, the carmaker sho...
07:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget EA launches an eSports division led by Peter Moore
Electronic Arts, the studio responsible for Star Wars: Battlefront, SimCity and the Battlefield franchise, has launched a new Competitive Gaming Division led by former COO and EA Sports President Pete...
07:01 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Soon Google Wallet will send money via text messages
A forthcoming update to Google's Wallet app will drastically change how users send and receive money using it. Instead of needing the recipient's email address, the app now only requires a p...
06:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Twitch plays modern art
Whether or not the art world wants a robotic painter, it's going to get one. Chris Chen, founder of Instapainting, a web service that converts your photographs into paintings, has built a machine...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: The iPad Air 2, 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, December 10, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Going to war in 'Dragon Quest Heroes'
There are lots of ways to enjoy the button-mashing guilty pleasure of a Dynasty Warriors game: the trappings of the original series in ancient China, the robot-smashing action of Gundam Reborn and eve...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget In hacking, the blame game is purely for entertainment
As the holidays approach, I find myself missing the drama and spectacle of the Sony hack.You know, the kind of drama where a movie studio realizes it's under attack and decides that overacting wi...
04:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Facebook makes the hardware it uses for AI open-source
You might not think of it often, but behind the scenes Facebook uses a lot of artificial intelligence. The company leans heavy on AI, using machine learning to curate a better news feed, sort through ...
03:48 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Here's the Cygnus spacecraft launching in glorious 4K
Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft, laden with more than 7,000 pounds of supplies destined for the International Space Station, finally got off the ground earlier this week and NASA was there to cap...
03:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget The Apple TV already has over 2,600 apps
It really shouldn't surprise anyone that the new Apple TV is already home to over 2,600 apps. The company that helped launch the entire app-centric industry might have been a bit late to the stre...
02:57 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Google Photos' new albums make it easier to share memories
When the time comes to collect photos from your weekend camping trip, Google Photos now has a way to do so with ease. With the image repository's new shared albums, all you have to do is share a ...
02:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget SwiftKey launches assistive app for users with special needs
SwiftKey released a new app on Thursday designed to give users with learning disabilities (those living with autism, for example) a non-verbal means of communication with friends and family. The app, ...
02:11 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile will give Verizon customers a year of Hulu to switch
T-Mobile announced a new phase of its Un-carrier Unwrapped holiday promotion on Thursday. The company already offered Sprint customers $200 to change carriers and tempted AT&amp;T subscribers with...
01:47 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Google's Chromecast Audio beams music to multiple rooms
If you're been eyeing Google's Chromecast Audio for your holiday shopping spree, Mountain View just added some new features to sweeten the deal. First, the $35 gadget now supports high-res a...
01:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Adidas Futurecraft 3D shows the potential of 3D-printed shoes
3D printing is far from being a novel manufacturing technique, but it wasn't until recently that we started seeing the benefits of it on a grander scale. Organs and prosthetics? Check. Clothing? ...
12:57 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay stores your gift cards, lets you buy new ones
Samsung Pay was already handy for using the company's line of Galaxy phones to take care of mobile payments via credit and debit cards. Making good on its promise ahead of the holidays, Samsung a...
12:27 pm -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns to the skies this month
SpaceX is tentatively planning its next Falcon 9 rocket launch for December 19th at Cape Canaveral, Florida, following a static fire on December 16th. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted the news today, writ...
11:42 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Amazon and Netflix land a dozen Golden Globe nominations
Streaming services collecting awards for original content is nothing new, and this year's Golden Globes nominations show the potential for more of the same. Netflix and Amazon both picked up nomi...
11:35 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget ISPs warn UK snooping law will cost time and lots of money
The Investigatory Powers Bill, aka the new Snoopers' Charter, aims to clarify and extend the UK government's surveillance capabilities. Of the proposed changes to existing legislation, one o...
11:21 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Google's group payments let anyone in your family buy apps
Yesterday, Google launched a Play Music plan that lets up to six family members listen to music for $15 a month. But it also quietly unveiled another interesting feature: Family groups and payments. Y...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget This is how Oculus will sell VR to the masses
By Nathan Ingraham and Aaron SouppourisA big question has followed Oculus around since its Rift unveil back in June: How will it persuade the public that virtual reality is ready for primetime? Today ...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget AmpMe's app for daisy-chaining phone speakers gets more useful
Earlier this fall we told you about AmpMe, an app that lets you daisy-chain a handful of phones and tablets to create a multi-speaker setup. That the application worked across iOS and Android devices,...
10:45 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Sport and Aim fitness tracker courtesy of Skulpt!
If you're experiencing a sense of deja vu, don't worry, we're giving everyone another chance to win one of these health-focused packages for the holiday season. Products like the Skulpt...
10:22 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Twitter tests Promoted Tweets for users who aren't logged in
Twitter is looking to expand its advertising reach, and to do so, the company is testing Promoted Tweets for folks who aren't logged in. This means that if you're browsing a profile or viewi...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Amazon adds 4,000 items to its one-hour delivery service
For those of us who like to procrastinate, Amazon added 4,000 items to its Prime Now delivery service for the holiday rush. In addition to its selection of food items and household goods, the one-hour...
09:42 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Sunnyclist is an EV powered by the sun and your hard work
It's hard to describe the Sunncyclist, but let's put it this way: it's like a trike and a golf cart produced an environmentally conscious offspring. The electric vehicle's rotatabl...
09:22 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Those early Teslas might not be too reliable
A survey of 327 Tesla owners conducted by Plug In America has revealed that there may be a serious issue with the drivetrain on the 2012 and 2013 Model S. As reported by Green Car Reports, the compone...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget GoPro brings Apple Watch control to its cameras
While it's possible to control a GoPro camera using a smartphone or remote, the company just added a device option that might be simpler: the Apple Watch. You can now use the wearable to start an...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Self-cleaning fish tank, satellite launcher and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Anyone with goldfish is going to be into this fish tank that claims to clean itself. Virgin Galactic is testing mid-flight satellite launches with a converted 747. And ...
08:32 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Adidas has a 'Speedfactory' in Germany staffed by robots
Adidas, like most big companies, brought most of its production to China and other Asian countries in recent years. Now, it wants to bring production back closer to its German headquarters in order to...
07:24 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget An insurance provider is offering cyberbullying coverage
A high-end insurance provider in the UK has become what's thought to be the first to include personal cover for victims of cyberbullying. Chubb Insurance -- unrelated to the lock and security sys...
06:31 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget The second season of 'Serial' is here
Serial began life as an understated NPR show about an obscure murder case and quickly became the hottest podcast in the world. After almost a year of silence, Sarah Koenig is back with a brand-new run...
06:26 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget GoPro's incoming drone is called 'Karma'
GoPro has revealed that its camera-equipped drone, which is set to arrive sometime in the first half of 2016, will be called "Karma." To refresh your memory, the company teased the UAV back ...
06:26 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget GoPro's first drone is called 'Karma'
GoPro has revealed that its camera-equipped drone, which is set to arrive sometime in the first half of 2016, will be called "Karma." To refresh your memory, the company teased the UAV back ...
05:00 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Zuckerberg: Facebook will fight to protect Muslim rights
It's hard to open a laptop or cellphone these days and not be appalled by the latest awful or just plain factually incorrect thing Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said on the cam...
03:05 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Slow down time with PlayStation 4's video editor update
Sony has an early gift for you this holiday season: more tools for its PlayStation 4 video editing app, Sharefactory. The electronics giant says that the ability to manipulate time has been among the ...
01:54 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Baidu's autonomous car completes full driverless testing
Baidu's working hard to catch up to Google's autonomous car tech, and just recently, its modified BMW 3 series has completed a rigorous, fully autonomous testing on mixed roads. The Chinese ...
12:01 am -05 - Thu, December 10, 2015
Engadget Walmart wants you to pay through its mobile app
Never mind Android Pay and Apple Pay -- Walmart would rather you use its own mobile payment service. It's launching Walmart Pay (how creative!), a payment system that has you scanning QR codes wi...
10:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Japan's Akatsuki probe successfully makes it into Venus' orbit
After five years of orbiting the sun, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA's) Akatsuki probe has finally reached the destination it was gunning for from the start. JAXA has confirmed t...
09:53 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Comedian Nick Frost makes his Gear VR debut in 'Esper 2'
Something about virtual reality and games about exploring the mind or using your mind to control objects around you just seem to go together extremely well. Case in point, the Gear VR launch title Esp...
09:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Deep-ocean diving robot Nereus is gone and won't be replaced
Last year, the only robot capable of diving into and exploring the deepest ocean trenches (the hadal zone) perished on the job, and now its creators have announced that it will not be replaced. That r...
08:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Facebook's News Feed is gentler on your flaky phone connection
Facebook might depend on the internet, but the social network knows that people don't always have good internet connections. You may be knocked offline in a subway tunnel, or live in a part of t...
07:56 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Twitter's website supports all the new emoji
Twitter now supports all the new variations of emoji for Unicode 8 (the version found in iOS 9.1) on Twitter.com. So if you're tired of giving a thumbs up with a finger that more resembles Bart S...
07:12 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget YouTube's 2015 Rewind brings you cage dancing and gamers
YouTube may not be the first internet giant to serve up a year-end retrospective this week, but it's making up for that in style. The video service has posted the 2015 edition of its annual Rewi...
06:34 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Google Drive update makes finding files 'super easy'
Google announced on Wednesday four new ways to find files on Drive. First, users will be able to drill down their search by file type. You can also now open the advanced search options dialog directly...
06:07 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Switzerland's 50-year racing ban will change with Formula E
Switzerland hasn't allowed motor racing to take place within its borders in over half a century. That looked poised to change when the state relaxed the ban earlier this year, opening the door fo...
05:19 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Uber upgrades Windows app with Cortana, desktop support
You can pick up your phone and call-in a car-on-demand anytime, but what if you're sitting at a desktop PC? Well, now you can do it there, too. Uber announced today that it used the Universal Win...
04:55 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget A sponge-filled syringe could save you from bleeding out
RevMedx's sponge-filled syringe, the XSTAT 30, was approved for military use in treating gunshot wounds last year. Now, the FDA says paramedics and other first repsonders can use the device to tr...
04:34 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Microsoft extends Xbox One bundle deals through Christmas
Citing their sales successes on Black Friday/Cyber Monday, Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it will extend its $300 console bundle deal through December 26th. This $50 price drop reportedly appli...
04:14 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Flickr's Gear VR app takes you inside 360-degree photos
We've known Flickr was planning to jump in the VR game since September, and now its first project has arrived. The photo repository's app for Samsung's Gear VR lets you browse its colle...
03:47 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget NBC's comedy streaming service launches January 7th
SeeSo, NBC's comedy streaming service, began serving up buckets of laughs for those with an invite to is free limited beta last week. The network announced today that it would keep its word and m...
03:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Want Tesla's home battery soon? Go to Vermont
Tesla's upcoming Powerwall battery might be sold out through mid-2016, but you might get one as soon as January... if you live in the right state, that is. Vermont's Green Mountain Power wi...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Nintendo's future lies in its 'Super Smash Bros.' updates
Nintendo will host the last "Direct" presentation for Super Smash Bros. (SSB) on December 15th at 5PM ET. As those that follow Directs will know, this is the third presentation dedicated sol...
02:40 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Sling TV adds local content to its Latino streaming service
Sling TV recently began catering some services to Spanish-speaking subscribers. In June, the company introduced Sling Latino, a standalone package for people who only wanted access to video content in...
02:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Uber food delivery gets an app of its own
Uber has tried a wide variety of services as of late, but they've always been crammed into the company's main app. More than a little awkward, don't you think? Mercifully, it's ...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Engadget's guide to the 2016 presidential election
In 2016 America will elect a new president.After eight years in office Barack Obama will move out of the White House and take a long overdue break from the stresses of running the country (or at least...
01:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Guide helps you fight online harassment
Harassment may be a regular part of the modern internet landscape, but that doesn't mean that you have to simply sit there and take it. Feminist Frequency, which is all too familiar with harassm...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Jolly Tracker forces holiday cheer with a shock to the face
The holiday season is supposed to be a happy time. But lets be honest, between the stress of picking out gifts, racking up credit card debt you can't afford and being forced to spend time time wi...
01:17 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen 'concludes' CO2 emissions are not a problem
Volkswagen has "largely concluded" that its CO2 emissions problem is smaller than suspected. Based on an internal investigation, the automaker claims that there's no evidence that the f...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget 6 futuristic appliances from the house of tomorrow
By Cat DiStasioWhat will the home of the future look like? Designers are running wild envisioning appliances that could become reality in 10, 20 or 50 years. Some are highly efficient and use less (or...
12:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Google Play Music's family plan goes live this week
Back in September, Google announced that it would offer a family plan for its Play Music subscription service, and today it's finally launching. Just like Apple Music, $14.99 every month will get...
12:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Google: We have proof that our quantum computer really works
Google announced a breakthrough in the field of quantum computing Wednesday. The company thinks it's found a quantum algorithm that solves problems 100 million times faster than conventional proc...
12:14 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget The White House wants your thoughts on encryption
If you've felt that the US government was more than a little tone deaf about the importance of strong encryption, now's your chance to do something about it. In response to a popular petiti...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: Facebook follows and ghost girlfriends
We kick off the show today with a great question about the creepiness factor of the Facebook "follow" button. Does it bother you when random strangers comment on your Facebook posts? Well, i...
11:43 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Facebook's 2015 review video puts the year in perspective
One of the internet's greatest achievements is its ability to connect disparate global communities in discussion and, at times, compassion -- and a lot of that conversation takes place on Faceboo...
11:21 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Most hated man on the internet bought Wu-Tang's one-off album
Martin Shkreli has a strong claim to be the most hated man on the internet, and his latest obnoxious display of wealth is about to piss off plenty of hip hop fans. Bloomberg has learned that the smirk...
11:02 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Yahoo reverses its Alibaba spinoff to save on taxes
After a week of debating options that included a possible sale, Yahoo has made a decision about its future... and it's probably not what you expected. The web pioneer is conducting a "revers...
10:38 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Chinese university finds a way to control cars with your brain
While Google and other automakers were developing autonomous cars, a group of Chinese researchers were working on a way to control vehicles with your mind. The team from Nankai University in mainland ...
10:19 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Take a trip through the minds behind 'Psychonauts'
Cult classic Psychonauts getting a crowd-funded sequel was perhaps the biggest news out of this past weekend's second annual PlayStation Experience. But what about the game that came before it? T...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Microsoft officially launches Cortana on iPhone and Android
After several months of beta testing, Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is officially making her debut on competing platforms. You'll be able to snag the Cortana app for iPhone and Andro...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Algoriddim's djay Pro app isn't just for the desktop anymore
Apple's laptops have yet to adopt touchscreen capabilities, so when the super-sized iPad Pro was released, DJ software maker Algoriddim saw an opportunity. All that screen real estate could be we...
09:39 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Nissan wants you to use its Leaf EV like a Tesla Powerwall
In May, Tesla explained why it's a good idea to put multi-kWh batteries our homes. Half a year on, Nissan has worked out how to use the multi-kWh battery inside its Leaf EV in the same way. It�...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Samsung wants to get into the self-driving car business
It's too soon to crack wise that Apple will design a self-driving car and Samsung will build it, but we're another step closer to that being a reality. The Korean conglomerate is launching a...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Pegleg cat, X-ray laser sight and recharging tabletop
Today on In Case You Missed It: A cat born without part of its hindlegs got an upgrade with 3D-printed prosthetics implanted in its bones. A camera that basically gives X-ray vision has been invented,...
08:40 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Google Play Store bids the Nexus 6 farewell
You read that right: The Motorola-made handset is no longer sold through Google's online shop. Droid Life has discovered that the Nexus 6 has been taken out of the Play Store, a little after a ye...
08:20 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget PINE A64 is a $15, 'high-performance' take on the Raspberry Pi
Thanks to boards like the Raspberry Pi, DIY computing projects are no longer reserved for enthusiasts who can afford to sink hundreds of dollars into them. As the new $5 Pi Zero demonstrates, picking ...
08:08 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Best Buy knocks $100 off all its Apple Watches
Here are two pieces of information that you might think that it's worth using to draw a conclusion, or not, we won't judge. First up, Best Buy is offering a $100 discount on the Apple Watche...
06:42 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Google wants you to trick out its OnHub router
With its first two OnHub routers, Google has a simple goal: to make the WiFi network in your home a stronger, simpler and more beautiful experience. Its debut hardware, built in partnership with TP-Li...
06:30 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Google's Pixel C tablet now available in the UK from 399
Google's Pixel C might not be the tablet to replace your laptop, but it's still a beautifully put together device with oodles of power. If you've had your eye on the convertible after f...
05:23 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget European Union lays down first cybersecurity rules
The European Parliament has made headway into the development of cybersecurity rules its member states should follow. Under the first set of regulations it has laid down, critical service companies in...
03:44 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Police target the man identified as 'Bitcoin creator'
Australian Federal Police raided the home and offices of Craig Steven Wright, the man named in Gizmodo and Wired reports as the possible mind behind Bitcoin. A dozen officials entered a home he was re...
02:00 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget Ancestry kills its desktop software, moves to online subscriptions
Ancestry.com has announced that it's getting rid of its desktop software options at the end of the year. The company is reacting to what it sees as the "declining desktop software market&quo...
12:43 am -05 - Wed, December 9, 2015
Engadget CBS exec says Apple's streaming TV plans are 'on hold'
The other half of the rollout for the new Apple TV has always been a rumored streaming TV service. It wasn't present for the device's launch, and now CBS CEO Les Moonves (who has previously ...
11:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget End texts with a period if you want to seem like a jerk
It appears as though those among us who use proper punctuation when texting look like big jerks. A new study out of Binghamton University says that text messages appended with a period come off as kin...
10:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Yahoo reportedly gets serious about selling its core business
Yahoo appears to have more than just a casual interest in selling itself off. Both CNBC and the New York Times claim that the web giant has ruled out spinning out its remaining stake in Alibaba and i...
09:37 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Facebook's Security Check comes to Android
Facebook's account security feature, dubbed Security Check, landed on Android this Tuesday. It allows users to quickly review their current account settings and tighten sharing controls, log out ...
08:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Watch a full boxing match in VR for the first time
You're probably going to see a lot of virtual reality sports coverage before long, but there's still a lot of ground left to cover -- including, apparently, fisticuffs. Showtime has posted w...
08:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Adidas uses plastic ocean waste to create a 3D-printed shoe
Back in June, Adidas revealed a shoe made almost entirely from recycled ocean waste. That product marked the beginning of a partnership between the sportswear firm and Parley, an organization trying t...
07:35 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Mozilla stops working on Firefox OS smartphones
Mozilla originally launched Firefox OS with dreams of democratizing the smartphone: instead of closed platforms and apps, you'd have an open, web-based framework that anyone could work with. Alas...
06:59 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget HTC will launch its Vive VR headsets in April 2016
It doesn't sound like HTC will be able to make a limited number of Vive VR headsets available for purchase by the end of 2015, as it once told Engadget. But at least it now has a set date for the...
06:40 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Uber is looking into launching two new ridesharing services
Uber announced on Tuesday that it will trial a pair of new ridesharing services in the Seattle and Chicago metro areas. The first, called UberHOP, functions very much like conventional bus transports....
06:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Wired thinks it knows who founded Bitcoin
The person responsible for creating Bitcoin remains a mystery, though Wired is convinced it's a 44-year-old Australian man named Craig Steven Wright. The founder is commonly referred to as Satosh...
05:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Spotify reportedly testing subscription-only tracks
According to the Wall Street Journal, Spotify may be considering reversing a longstanding policy requiring artists to make their music available to both the company's 80 million free listeners an...
05:38 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Breaching and clearing with 'Rainbow Six: Siege'
Rainbow Six: Siege hit a few bumps on the road to release, but now it's out in the wild and folks are breaching doors and clearing rooms with a righteous fury. Not us. We're going into the g...
05:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Google uses Pixar's 'Inside Out' to teach girls programming
If you've ever toyed with the idea of learning to code, the process can be a little daunting: there a dozens of languages, thousands of variables and few newbie-friendly places to get started. Go...
04:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget FBI: yes, we exploit unpatched security holes
It's no secret that the FBI uses tech tools like Stingray phone trackers to investigate suspects, but it's now clear that the bureau is willing to go even further than that. Operational Tec...
04:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Your new Apple TV finally works with the Remote app
Ask owners about their biggest gripes with the new Apple TV and they'll probably mention the text input. Given that the Remote app hasn't worked with the box since launch, you've been f...
04:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Play 19 SNK games in a browser via the Neo Geo Humble Bundle
A bevy of classic SNK games make their debut on PC today in the latest Humble Bundle, in celebration of the Neo Geo console turning 25 this year. Plus, you can demo 19 of these games directly in your ...
03:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget 'Destiny' won't get big add-on packs in its second year
Those reports of Bungie scaling back Destiny's add-on plans were apparently well-founded. The studio's Derek Carroll tells Eurogamer that the game's Taken King era will focus on events...
03:08 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget iOS 9.2 gives you more control over Apple Music and iBooks
Apple is clearly hoping to clear its slate before the year is over. On top of that iPhone battery case, it just posted an iOS 9.2 update that brings big improvements to Apple Music and iBooks. For a...
02:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Samsung Pay won't arrive on the Gear S2 until next year
If you were hoping to pay for a few Christmas presents with your new Samsung Gear S2, you'll have to wait until next year. After pledging to deliver Samsung Pay to its latest smart watch in Novem...
02:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Instagram brings '3D Touch'-like functionality to Android
When Apple rolled out its latest handsets, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the company took great pains to highlight a snazzy feature called "3D Touch". With the help of a pressure sensitive scre...
01:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Online multiplayer is free this weekend on PS4
Sony is lifting its PlayStation Plus requirement for online multiplayer access on PlayStation 4 this weekend. This means online multiplayer will be free for all PS4 players from Friday, December 11th ...
01:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Apple Watch 2 will reportedly debut at March event
If the rumors are true, Apple's next big reveal will happen in March. 9to5Mac reports that Cupertino is planning to pull the wraps off of the Apple Watch 2 at the event, which would be the second...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Pixel C review: Google's first tablet makes rookie mistakes
All of a sudden, pretty much every computer maker wants a Surface-like convertible of their own. Apple's got the iPad Pro, of course, but Lenovo, Dell and HP are getting in on the action too. And...
12:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget You can now use your Xbox One to try on clothes at home
High-tech fitting rooms have been around for quite some time, but most of the gear stays inside a retail location. However, Xbox One owners can now have a personal setup in the comforts of their livin...
12:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Use your Xbox One to try on clothes at home
High-tech fitting rooms have been around for quite some time, but most of the gear stays inside a retail location. However, Xbox One owners can now have a personal setup in the comforts of their livin...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget The best Christmas lights
By Doug MahoneyThis 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 spending nearly 55 hours researching Christ...
11:41 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Mozilla launches an iOS 9 content blocker, Focus by Firefox
Even Mozilla is getting into the iOS 9 ad blocking arena with Focus by Firefox, a free content blocker for Safari on Apple's mobile OS. Just like the early batch of blockers, it can keep your mob...
11:22 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Google taps Los Angeles and Chicago to explore Fiber
Google is considering installing Fiber, its 1000 Mbps internet service, in Chicago and Los Angeles. Fiber is live in three cities across the US -- Austin, Provo and Kansas City -- and it's headin...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a PS4 and two lifetime Plex Passes!
We're careening into the gifting season at full throttle and Plex is making things easier this year. You can now give the gift of Plex to friends and family with just a few clicks. Whether they&#...
10:54 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget The BBC wants ITV to keep its opinions to itself
At the end of 2016, the BBC will be given its next Royal Charter, which will define its duties as a public service broadcaster for the following decade. While the UK government will ultimately agree t...
10:47 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Amazon lets you attach other video services to your Prime account
Those rumors of Amazon letting you attach other video services to your Prime subscription? They're true. The internet giant just kicked off the Streaming Partners Program, an alliance that makes ...
10:38 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Sky TV streaming comes to Xbox One a year after PS4
If you're a Sky TV subscriber with an Xbox One console, Christmas has come early. At last, the broadcaster has released a "TV from Sky" app for Microsoft's new console, giving user...
10:28 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Europe accuses Qualcomm of bribing companies to use its chips
The European Commission has sent a sternly-worded letter to Qualcomm, accusing it of abusing its position in the local market. Regulators claim that the chipmaker quietly sent suitcases full of cash t...
10:06 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Most e-cigarettes have chemicals that will hurt your lungs
Electronic cigarettes are ostensibly safer for you than conventional cigs (you're not inhaling tar and other elements of tobacco smoke), but it now looks like they might not be much better at all...
09:51 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is breaking UK pre-booking records
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still a little over a week away from premiering in cinemas, but already the movie has broken some UK ticket sales records. Theatre chain Vue announced today that the fi...
09:41 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Legendary game series 'System Shock' is getting a sequel
It looks like System Shock 3 is going to be a thing. Otherside Entertainment put up a countdown which was quickly decoded by fans to point to a teaser for the new game. System Shock and its sequel wer...
09:20 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Google Life Sciences transforms into Alphabet spinoff Verily
Google X's Life Sciences group has grown up to become a full-fledged member of Mountain View's Alphabet Inc., and it's even taken on a new (and curious) name: Verily. Yes, that's a...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Scrubbable smartphone, bioreactive bandage and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists created a bandage that react to the presence of infection with a green glow. Yet another flying drone camera is up on Kickstarter, but this one keeps its rot...
08:30 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Move over Mophie, Apple has a $99 Smart Battery Case
When I reviewed the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus earlier this year, I lamented the fact that companies like Apple seemed more eager to build thinner phones than improve the battery life. That industry-wide t...
07:17 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Researchers use ultrasound to activate cancer-killing drugs
Since your liver is surrounded by delicate blood vessels and bile ducts, cancers are tough to treat with toxic chemotherapy drugs and usually require surgery. However, researchers from the University ...
06:16 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Fossil's Android Wear watch goes on sale for $279
A company that specializes in designing watches has released an Android Wear model you might actually wear to dinner. Fossil's Q Founder smartwatch is now available on Google Play for $275 in lea...
04:20 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Ex-federal agent gets 6 years for stealing Silk Road bitcoins
Shaun Bridges, the second federal agent taken to court for stealing Bitcoins while investigating Silk Road, has been sentenced to 71 months or almost six years in prison. US District Judge Richard See...
02:24 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget Tiny wireless sensor never needs a battery
The internet of things is a nice idea, but there's one big catch: you have to power all those smart devices, which is no mean feat when some of them might not even have room for a battery. Dutch ...
12:40 am -05 - Tue, December 8, 2015
Engadget NASA plans to 'move out' of the ISS on its way to the Moon
During a meeting with NASA's advisory panel, William Gerstenmaier (the agency's chief of human spaceflight) has pretty much confirmed that the agency isn't working on a successor to the...
11:11 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget PlayStation launches a messaging app for your phone
In a world of WhatsApp, Line, SMS, Facebook Messenger and all the rest we can't fit into an intro paragraph, there's a space for very specific messenger apps. Maybe. Sony's launched a c...
11:11 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget There's a PlayStation messaging app for your phone now
In a world of WhatsApp, Line, SMS, Facebook Messenger and all the rest we can't fit into an intro paragraph, there's a space for very specific messenger apps. Maybe. Sony's launched a c...
10:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget America's first penile transplants will be for war veterans
Arms and legs aren't the only appendages that American servicemen lose to IEDs but, thanks to a pioneering surgical technique, injured soldiers will soon have the option of replacing their war-da...
09:55 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Clever photog builds a fully-automatic photo processor
German photographer Lukas Fritz has spent the last year developing an easier means of processing his film negatives at home, without the need for a dedicated dark room. He recently published a video o...
09:31 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Jeff Bezos' fourth tweet promises to #sendDonaldtospace
I've sent out plenty of Twitter replies to haters, but you'll have that after 38,000~ posts. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is relatively new to the service, and as such he has used one quarter of hi...
08:52 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Startup promises a legal alternative to Aereo's TV streaming
TiVo may have dreams of becoming the next Aereo and giving you access to over-the-air TV in the cloud, but one startup isn't willing to wait that long. FreeAir.tv is crowdfunding CloudAntenna, a...
08:28 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Google Authenticator takes security codes from your smartwatch
It can be annoying to set up two-factor authentication and boost the security of your accounts, but Google may have found a way to ease your pain. It's delivering an update to Authenticator for ...
08:09 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'X-Files' Blu-ray, 'The Ridiculous Six'
The new X-Files won't air until next year, but fans can grab the entire existing series run on Blu-ray this week. Available in both a complete series set and as individual seasons, it has every e...
07:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget AT&T expands its fiber internet service to 38 new cities
AT&amp;T's mission to blanket most of the US with gigabit internet is moving at full speed. Today, the network revealed that its GigaPower fiber service is coming to 38 more cities, adding to...
06:47 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Cat gets cutting-edge prosthetic legs
Say hello to Vincent the cat. Due to a congenital defect, Vincent was born without rear tibias and likely would have died had he not been rescued and surrendered to an Iowa animal shelter. Once adopte...
06:04 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Kickstarter: 9 percent of crowdfunding projects don't deliver
You've no doubt heard of failed Kickstarter projects that left backers hanging, but how often do these implosions happen, really? They're not as common as you might think. The crowdfunding...
05:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Donald Trump commandeers Jebbush.com
The domain Jebbush.com redirects to the official campaign page for Donald Trump's presidential bid. The URL has been up for grabs since April, at least -- at the time, CNN Money reported it was o...
05:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Facebook shutters Slingshot and other Creative Labs apps
Facebook isn't throwing in the towel when it comes to experimentation, but it has shuttered the project that sought to encourage it. Three apps born from its Creative Labs have been pulled from t...
04:35 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Kink.com's VR porn experiment is a lesson in extreme anatomy
Six years ago, I exited the porn industry after the studio I worked for succumbed to a decline in DVD sales. Toward the end, I was one of two employees. I answered phones, designed box covers, scripte...
04:06 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Chrome for Android protects you from dangerous websites
Google Chrome already shields you from sketchy websites on the desktop, and now it's doing the same on your smartphone. Grab the latest version of Chrome for Android and you'll get the same ...
03:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget USPS will email you images of what's in your mailbox
We've all done it. Take a few minutes to walk to the mailbox only to discover it's either empty or filled with junk that immediately goes in the trash. The US Postal Service is testing a new...
03:18 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Ford safety feature snitches out hit-and-run driver
One of the more helpful safety features found in newer vehicles is their ability to automatically call emergency services after an accident. It turns out it's also great for catching hit-and-run ...
02:50 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Turing's super-secure smartphone won't ship this year
Bad news if you were hoping to get the extra-secure, extra-strong Turing smartphone as a gift this holiday: it's not going to happen. Turing Robotic Industries is telling customers that it won&#...
02:25 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Netflix to double its original programming in 2016
On Monday, Netflix head of content Ted Sarandos announced that the company will double the number of original shows it produces in 2016. Next year, Netflix will deliver 31 original series compared to ...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Being a reviewer has made me dread gadget shopping
I, Dana Wollman, reviewer of laptops, have not purchased a laptop for myself since 2008. In the years since, I've tested 92 computers for Engadget, and who-knows-how-many for my old employer Lapt...
01:41 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Parts of Beijing shut down in first-ever smog 'red alert'
Beijing's smog is legendary, at times blocking out the mid-day sun and enveloping city landmarks, but Monday marked the first time officials have issued an emergency "red alert" concern...
01:19 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Google Calendar gets reminders to keep track of your tasks
Google's services have had reminders for a while, but they've usually been kept apart from your day-to-day schedule. That's a bit counterintuitive, isn't it? However, the company...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget 8 gifts for design nerds
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, December 7, 2015
Engadget Twitter's 2015 was defined by activism and its own tough luck
Twitter has posted its year in review, and it's clear that some things are truer than ever in the social sphere... including for Twitter itself. More often than not, the 2015 trends were a conti...
12:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Dropbox is killing its Carousel and Mailbox apps
Dropbox expanded its product lineup significantly last year with the launch of its Carousel photo management product and its acquisition of the formerly-excellent Mailbox email app that originally lau...
12:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Way is the smart skin sensor nobody needs
For a lot of people, devoting their life in a quest to look forever young is probably a bit too much effort, which is why a device like Way exists. Way is a semi-wearable sensor that monitors the mois...
11:39 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Can a screenplay algorithm save Hollywood?
Hollywood may be full of focus groups and statistical analysts, but deciding which movie to back still comes down to the gut feeling of a cigar-chewing studio mogul. Now, a Belgian startup is hoping t...
11:18 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Twitter no longer crops the photos in your Timeline
A small change, but one that's welcome all the same. Starting today Twitter.com will no longer crop the photos in your timeline, saving you a click to see holiday snaps, selfies and anything else...
10:54 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Amazon's $250 Fire bundle will feed your reading habit
If you've been eyeing an e-reader for that special someone this holiday, Amazon has a new bundle that could do the trick. The online retailer announced what it's calling the Reader's Ed...
10:25 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Consumers are buying a super-secure phone that's not meant for them
Let's get this out of the way right up top: Sikur's GranitePhone is not for you. Security as a feature is nothing new -- BlackBerry's entire existence rests upon it at this point -- but...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Adobe Lightroom mobile on Android is now available for free
Adobe ditched the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom mobile on iOS back in October, and now it's doing the same for Android. With an update to version 1.4 for the Android app, the photo-edi...
09:44 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget The shower of the future will save the planet, but at a high price
Aside from building a coal-fired power station, the thing that activates your brain's climate-guilt gland the fastest is taking a luxurious bath. Unfortunately, using a shower isn't that muc...
09:38 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget BBC iPlayer to show trailers before programmes
When you next load up The Bridge on iPlayer, there's a good chance the BBC will try to tempt you with another show. The broadcaster has announced today that short trailers will now be shown ahead...
09:24 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget French police want to ban public WiFi during emergencies
The FBI isn't the law enforcement agency that wants to restrict privacy for the sake of national security. Following the Paris attacks of November 13th, French police and gendarmes have submitted...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget The EazeMD app lets you consult a weed doctor on your phone
San Francisco-based cannabis delivery service Eaze announced Monday that it is launching EazeMD, a mobile video conferencing service designed to directly connect medical marijuana patients and prescri...
08:44 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget 'Minecraft' is coming to the Wii U on December 17th
While it might feel like Minecraft is available everywhere, gamers have had to look on as the popular franchise launched on every other company's platforms bar Nintendo's. Today, however, we...
08:02 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Spotify's 'Year in Music' recaps your streaming in 2015
Spotify loves to make lists, and recently gave a global rundown of the year's most-streamed artists, topped by Rihanna and Drake. It's latest recap is more personal, however. The "Year ...
07:31 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget London's black cabs become moving traffic billboards
Driving around London can be nightmarish at the best of times, but no more so than when you end up sandwiched in an inescapable gridlock. Transport for London's latest tech trial is hoping to mak...
07:05 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Apple increases iCloud Music Library limit to 100,000 tracks
Apple has made good on its promise to increase the iCloud Music Library limit to 100,000 tracks. This was previously set at 25,000, so the change increases the cap threefold. The move was first teased...
06:45 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Postmates will offer one-hour deliveries in London next year
Sometimes you're in a hurry and need a delivery fast. Not just that day, but within the next couple of hours. It might be an umbrella for when you leave work, a pair of trainers for an evening ga...
05:48 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget PlayStation Now offers 12 months of game streaming for $100
For a game streaming service to succeed, it needs three components: a decent library, competitive pricing and reliable, silky-smooth performance. PlayStation Now struggles on all three fronts, but slo...
04:42 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Hubble spots faint galaxy with 'natural magnifying glass'
NASA's Hubble and Spitzer have been ridiculously successful at spotting distant objects, but some galaxies are too faint to spot directly. Thanks to gravitational lensing, the space telescopes ha...
02:35 am -05 - Mon, December 7, 2015
Engadget Glowing bandages can reduce the chances of antibiotic-resistant bugs
Bacteria that can shrug off antibiotics is a medical problem that still needs answering, but this prototype could help reduce how much antibiotics are used on patients, and decrease the chances for bu...
11:42 pm -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget This is your closest look yet at a Kuiper Belt object
That moving dot you see in the picture above may not seem like much at first glance, but it's a pretty big deal -- it's humanity's closest-ever look at an object in the Solar System...
09:39 pm -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget Court says violating your work's computer policy isn't a crime
Your employers might shake their fists when you check Facebook at work, but they can't have you sent to prison for it. A US appeals court has ruled that breaking corporate computer policies isn&...
08:04 pm -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget Scientists 3D print 'live' blood vessels
It's no longer a rare feat to 3D print blood vessels. Printing vessels that act like the real deal, however, has been tricky... until now. Lawrence Livermore researchers have successfully 3D pr...
06:33 pm -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget Japan's Venus probe is about to take another shot
Japan tried and failed to get its Akatsuki ("Dawn") probe into Venus' orbit back in 2010, and the spacecraft has been stuck orbiting the Sun ever since. However, the team is about to ge...
04:59 pm -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget Orbital Sciences launches first spacecraft since 2014 explosion
After some weather delays, Orbital Sciences has reclaimed some of its lost reputation. The private spacecraft firm has successfully launched Cygnus, its International Space Station resupply mission,...
03:28 pm -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget Verizon's WiFi calling is available December 8th on two phones
Verizon didn't take too long to get the ball rolling on WiFi calling. The carrier has announced that it'll make the feature available to customers with Advanced Calling (read: voice over LT...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget PlayStation VR is a few games away from being ready for prime time
The PlayStation Experience event in San Francisco this weekend is one of the biggest opportunities to date for the public to check out PlayStation VR -- more than a dozen titles are on display here, i...
01:41 pm -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget EA's new jobs hint at plans for VR gaming
EA hasn't done much of anything with virtual reality so far, but that may well change soon. DICE has started hiring creatives and engineers to bring VR support to Frostbite, EA's seemingly ...
12:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget Watch the Patriots practice in VR through Google Cardboard
You can't currently get a first-hand experience of an NFL game short of becoming a football star and strapping on a helmet, but Bank of America and Visa are promising the next best thing. They&#...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget The After Math: With great power
Well, this week as been rather terrible. With all the death and mayhem both at home and abroad, it's enough to make anyone feel rather helpless. It's times like these that we have to force o...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Paris climate talks, and more!
The COP 21 climate talks kicked off in Paris this week, and President Obama hailed the proceedings as the "turning point" in the fight against climate change. Some of the world's most p...
07:42 am -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget 'Gigantic' creator layoffs show that MOBA games aren't easy
With Blizzard, Riot and seemingly everyone else making a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, the field is getting pretty crowded... and unfortunately, it's clear that some of those devel...
03:36 am -05 - Sun, December 6, 2015
Engadget Microsoft wants to make your dream HoloLens app
Think you have a really good idea for a HoloLens app? Microsoft might just help you build it. The tech giant has launched a Share Your Idea challenge that asks developers to submit their holographic...
11:43 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Kazakhstan will require internet surveillance back doors
Want to know why it's a bad idea for the government to ask for back door access to your data? Here's why. As of January 1st, Kazakhstan will require the presence of a "national securi...
09:04 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget GoPro's Hero4 Session camera drops to a more reasonable $199
When GoPro launched its cube-shaped Hero4 Session camera, we wouldn't have blamed you for giving it a pass. Why pay $399 (eventually $349) for an action cam whose main selling point is its size? ...
07:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget FBI arrests alleged Silk Road creator's mentor in Thailand
Another major Silk Road player might be facing court in the near future, specifically Roger Thomas Clark, whom the feds caught in Thailand on December 3rd. During his time as Ross Ulbricht's seni...
05:50 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget TAG Heuer's Android smartwatch is (relatively) popular
TAG Heuer's $1,500 Connected smartwatch may have been a big gamble, but it's paying off... relatively speaking. LVMH watch chief Jean-Claude Biver tells Bloomberg that his company is upping...
04:31 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget NASA shows the sharpest ever close-up photos of Pluto
I can practically hear you groan -- more Pluto photos? Well, these are kind of special: they're the sharpest pictures the New Horizons probe took during its closest flyby in July, and NASA believ...
03:47 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Watch two minutes of remastered 'Final Fantasy VII' on PS4
Square Enix teased a remastered, PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy VII back at E3 2015 -- and today we get a better look at what that remake means. Final Fantasy VII kicked off the PlayStation Ex...
03:26 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget 'Gears of War' studio is making a MOBA for PS4 and PC
Epic Games, the studio best known for the Gears of War franchise, is building Paragon, a new multiplayer shooter for the PlayStation 4 and PC. It's a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), meani...
02:51 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget 'Destiny' will add a hovercraft racing competition next week
If you're searching for a new way to play Destiny, Bungie and Activision have PlayStation owners covered. Starting on December 8th, Destiny: The Taken King owners can participate in the Sparrow R...
02:48 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Music shooter 'Rez' is coming to PlayStation VR
Sony has a ton of PlayStation VR content lined up at its PlayStation Experience gathering, but there's a truly special title in that mix: a modern version of Rez. The upcoming Rez Infinite will b...
02:39 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget 'Ratchet & Clank' hits PS4 on April 12th
The PlayStation 4 version of Ratchet &amp; Clank, a mega-remaster of Insomniac's PlayStation 2 game, lands on Sony's new console on April 12th. That's just before the Ratchet &a...
02:20 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Hey, Kid: 'Bastion' is out on Vita today
It's a good day to be a Vita owner. Bastion, the gorgeous 2011 isometric adventure from Supergiant Games, is out today on Vita. Sony announced Bastion's Vita launch during its PlayStation Ex...
02:16 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Double Fine's next games include a 'Full Throttle' remaster
Double Fine isn't counting solely on a crowdfunded Psychonauts sequel to capture your imagination -- it just unveiled a ton of new projects at Sony's PlayStation Experience event. The highl...
02:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Draft climate change deal lowers greenhouse gases by 2050
Earth just took a tentative step toward a new, comprehensive plan for improving the environment. Representatives from 195 countries have approved a draft UN climate change agreement that will ask all...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Radioactive shooter 'Nuclear Throne' hits PS4, Vita today
Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail dropped a huge surprise during the PlayStation Experience keynote in San Fransisco on Saturday: Nuclear Throne is available now on PlayStation 4 and Vita, while the Ste...
01:27 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget 'Final Fantasy VII' is out today on PlayStation 4
The original Final Fantasy VII is available today on PlayStation 4, Sony announced during its PlayStation Experience keynote. This isn't the remake that Sony teased at E3 earlier this year, but i...
12:20 pm -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Here's where to watch Sony's PlayStation Experience keynote
Sony's big PlayStation Experience event kicks off in San Francisco in less than an hour -- but if you're not in attendance, it'll still be easy to follow along. The whole event will be ...
11:30 am -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Ben Heck's hour of code in 50 minutes
Ben shows us how easy it is to use a CodeBug to participate in the global movement Hour of Code this week. Now join Ben in exploring coding concepts using a drag and drop development environment with ...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Recommended Reading: Don't try to shop on Facebook or Twitter
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, December 5, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Reading a fly's mind, real Minecraft phone and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Neuroscientists figured out what fruit flies are thinking with fluorescent molecules. Minecraft now has an internal smartphone that can be used to text and call people ...
04:32 am -05 - Sat, December 5, 2015
Engadget Mozilla is removing (some) ads from Firefox
Whether you still use Firefox or not, the company has some news: It's pulling ads from the Tiles that pop up when a new tab is opened. The company says that the move is the result of learning wha...
10:40 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget For Mirai buyers, Toyota trucking in mobile hydrogen stations
With only a small number of hydrogen stations available to the public in California, Toyota will bring in mobile H2 pumps to dealerships.The exact number of open, working, public hydrogen refueling st...
09:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548 million in settlement
Samsung has been fighting Apple in court for years, but it sounds like it's getting near to letting it all go. The South Korean electronics maker has agreed to pay Cupertino $548 million -- or a ...
08:39 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget 'Snowstorm' personal flying machine lifts off in Singapore
What you're looking at above is Snowstorm, a personal flying machine. This electric-powered aircraft, designed and built by a group of students from the National University of Singapore, can be c...
07:52 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Volkswagen scandal might force it to sell luxury brands
The Volkswagen saga continues, as the company deals with the aftermath of its emissions scandal. According to Reuters, the German automaker has secured a loan of roughly 20 billion euros in order to p...
07:03 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Eight classic PS2 games launch on PlayStation 4 tomorrow
A few weeks ago Sony acknowledged its plan to get PS2 games running on the PlayStation 4 and today it announced which ones are first. According to exec Shuhei Yoshida, the company will celebrate its &...
06:18 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Amazon aims to speed up deliveries with new truck trailers
Don't be surprised if you see an Amazon-branded semi-trailer on the road this holiday season. The shopping giant just announced that it's snapped up "thousands" of trailers (the re...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Playdate: We're playing with fire in 'Just Cause 3'
It's really hard to not smile when you're causing massive amounts of mayhem in a video game, and what I've played of Just Cause 3 so far has me grinning ear to ear. Now it's time t...
05:26 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Watch NASA launch its Cygnus mission to the ISS
Need one more thing to do on a Friday afternoon? Check out this live stream (YouTube) of NASA's Cygnus resupply mission launching on its way to the International Space Station. This mission is be...
05:09 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Castrol's latest stunt turns two race cars into VR controllers
Motor oil maker Castrol has a weird obsession with virtual reality as a marketing tactic, but at least it yields some pretty interesting videos. Earlier this year, the company dropped an Oculus Rift h...
04:34 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget US considers rebranding its anti-ISIS propaganda
According to a report by the Washington Post, the US State Department is considering scaling back its anti-ISIS messaging. The move follows a review from a panel of marketing experts, which included p...
04:04 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget FBI, Microsoft help take down massive global botnet
At long last, a global task force consisting of the FBI, Microsoft and various law enforcement agencies, have finally cracked down on a botnet with a ring of over 100,000 computers worldwide. Known as...
03:36 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Telltale's 'Batman' and more big news from The Game Awards
Last night's Game Awards were a lovely affair, filled with fresh trailers and information about fan-favorite games. We watched the entire show with you live on Twitch, but one day later, it'...
03:11 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Chrome beta for Android can beam presentations to Chromecast
Whether it be on the desktop or mobile, Chrome's beta browser is a handy way to preview features before they hit the mainstream crowd. In the most recent release for Android, there's now the...
02:47 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Porsche green lights its all-electric Mission E concept
You might have to wait a few years to get behind the wheel of one, but the first all-electric Porsche is happening. The automaker announced that its Mission E, a concept first revealed at the Frankfur...
02:23 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Twitter trademark filling lays claim to the word 'subtweet'
It appears the practice of subtweeting has become so popular that Twitter wants to trademark the term. In a recent application, the 140-character social network filed for a trademark on the word "...
02:23 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Twitter trademark filing lays claim to the word 'subtweet'
It appears the practice of subtweeting has become so popular that Twitter wants to trademark the term. In a recent application, the 140-character social network filed for a trademark on the word "...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Navigating Chernobyl in VR is tricky business
A yellow Ferris wheel looms over an abandoned amusement park. A rusty red frame alludes to a carousel that was once on the ground. Decaying bumper cars stand motionless behind fading fences. Sights th...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget How Casio accidentally started reggae's digital revolution
Looking at the Casio Casiotone MT40, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was an unremarkable keyboard. You may even have owned one just like it. Launched in 1981, the cream machine came with 37 key...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget 7 gifts for sports fanatics
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...
12:51 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Microsoft's Build 2016 conference kicks off on March 30
Microsoft's last Build developer conference was a doozy, since it was the company's final shot at convincing developers that Windows 10 was worth their time. For its next conference, Microso...
12:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget The best powerline networking kit
By Samara LynnThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After 5 hours of research and 29 hours of testing with 12 d...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget 'Gone' is a VR thriller from the 'Walking Dead' team
While playing games and watching 360-degree videos in virtual reality is fun, the medium is so powerfully immersive that it seems to beg for something more compelling; something that goes beyond just ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget 'Gone' is a VR thriller from 'Walking Dead' team and Samsung
While playing games and watching 360-degree videos in virtual reality is fun, the medium is so powerfully immersive that it seems to beg for something more compelling; something that goes beyond just ...
11:42 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget You can finally watch Twitch streams on Android TV
Twitch has been on Google's Chromecast for over a year, so it's hard to believe it wasn't on Android TV before. But the streaming company has just revealed an official app for the Googl...
11:22 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget 123 Rdio staffers face lay-offs after its collapse
A few weeks back, we reported that Rdio's collapse was going to hurt Sony, Roku and Shazam -- companies that it still owed money to when it went under. Now, VentureBeat has discovered that 123 of...
11:22 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Some Rdio staffers will lose their jobs during Pandora takeover
A few weeks back, we reported that Rdio's collapse was going to hurt Sony, Roku and Shazam -- companies that it still owed money to when it went under. Now, VentureBeat has discovered that 123 of...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the Lumia 950 in about a minute
Engadget's review of Microsoft's Lumia 950 was so controversial that a few of you sent hateful Twitter DMs to our author (tsk, tsk, guys). Still, as much as we hate to disappoint our readers...
10:36 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Scientific community approves human gene editing studies
Human gene editing research is extremely controversial due to numerous ethical, moral and legal reasons that some groups would prefer to see it banned outright. Those who do want it to move forward ca...
10:28 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Tesco puts more vinyl on supermarket shelves
Vinyl's recent resurgence shows no sign of slowing down. In the UK, Tesco has decided to back the format by stocking 20 records in 40 of its supermarkets. These include Coldplay's new album ...
10:19 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Toshiba, Fujitsu and Vaio could merge their PC divisions
The PC business as we know it is dying, and whenever an industry reaches this point in its life, it has to team up with the other survivors to avoid oblivion. To that end, Nikkei Asian Review believes...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget After six months with Google's Project Fi, I'd switch if I could
If there's anything that needs disrupting in the US, it's wireless carriers. By and large, Americans pay far too much for our monthly cell phone bills. Additionally, we tolerate practices li...
09:41 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Sony buys Toshiba out of the sensor business for $155 million
Sony has purchased Toshiba's image sensor business for 19 billion yen, or around $155 million, confirming rumors from October. It recently re-organized its sensor division into a wholly-owned sub...
09:22 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Is this climate change real estate agent for real?
Climate change threatens the lives of millions as it causes the seas to boil and the skies to burn, but hey, everything's a business opportunity if you look hard enough. Higher Tides Realty is a ...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Dreamy robo-chef, concussion finder and smart wallet
Today on In Case You Missed It: Moley the robot-chef will man your kitchen and creep out your friends by sometime in 2017, cooking up stored recipes just like you first taught it to. Aka the end is ne...
08:37 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Meet the FTC's new chief technologist
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has again cocked an eye toward privacy by appointing Lorrie Cranor as chief technologist. Cranor heads Carnegie Mellon University's Usable Privacy and Securi...
08:13 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget BBC experiments with video personalized to every viewer
The BBC has for some years been enamored with the idea of "perceptive media," which loosely put, means content that adapts to its audience. The British broadcaster first experimented with an...
07:38 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget GAME begins selling PC hardware in stores
With the gargantuan success of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it's easy to forget about the popularity of PC gaming. Players young and old are building new rigs to compete in League of Legends, ...
07:25 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Zuckerberg denies that his new organization is a tax dodge
Mark Zuckerberg is well aware that a lot of people think he's giving away $45 billion worth of Facebook shares to dodge taxes. That's why he's taken to Facebook yet again to clarify tha...
06:33 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Watch a 4-year-old drive a dump truck by remote control
To prove the toughness of its latest FMX truck, Volvo turned it into an RC racer and handed the "keys" to the luckiest 4-year-old ever. The results were what you'd expect: Pure chaos. T...
06:10 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget UK astronaut Tim Peake will run the London Marathon in space
Running the London Marathon is hard enough. Running it in space? That's another challenge entirely. British astronaut Tim Peake is headed to the International Space Station (ISS) on December 15th...
06:10 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget A British astronaut will run the London Marathon in space
Running the London Marathon is hard enough. Running it in space? That's another challenge entirely. British astronaut Tim Peake is headed to the International Space Station (ISS) on December 15th...
05:23 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Jellyfish Aquarium can make it easy to care for pet jellies
Jellyfish are notoriously hard to care for, and even a slight change in temperature can kill them quickly. A startup called Jellyfish Art swears its cylinder tanks can help you keep teensy moon jellie...
04:42 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Wetherspoon hack exposes over 600,000 customers
Another week, another hack. JD Wetherspoon, the owner of countless cheap British pubs, has revealed that an older version of its website was hacked between June 15th and 17th, putting over 600,000 cus...
04:04 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Cardboard Fender Stratocaster shreds without being shredded
The Signal Snowboard crew is known for its unorthodox snowboard projects. Now the team has partnered with Ernest Packaging and Fender's custom shop to create a playable cardboard Stratocaster. Ex...
03:02 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Latest IDC wearable numbers show Xiaomi's continued surge
While there was no change in the top two spots for the Q3 2015 IDC wearable numbers, Xiaomi made a staggering jump. In terms of market share, Fitbit is still in the top spot with a 22 percent market s...
01:23 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Robots expected to run half of Japan by 2035
Data analysts Nomura Research Institute (NRI), led by researcher Yumi Wakao, figure that within the next 20 years, nearly half of all jobs in Japan could be accomplished by robots. Working with Profes...
12:36 am -05 - Fri, December 4, 2015
Engadget Google crams fully-functional smartphone apps into mobile ads
You probably ignore most of the mobile ads that pop up on your smartphone -- "Cookie Jam" may promise to be a engaging, fun experience but you're not going to hunt down the app to find ...
11:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Watch 'Super Mario Bros' as an 8-player, 360-degree game
When researchers from ETH Zurich and Disney get together, they tend to conjure up fascinating creations, such as Beachbot -- a turtle-shaped robot that draws in the sand. This time, they've turne...
10:55 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Scientists built a spacecraft that converts junk to fuel
It turns out that the sky is full of space debris, which poses a threat to craft and satellites orbiting Earth. A team of scientists at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China have come up with a way to...
10:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget 'Rock Band VR' is coming from Oculus and Harmonix in 2016
Oculus VR's Palmer Luckey was going to be at The Game Awards but we didn't know why. It turns out that he was going to appear onstage and debut Rock Band VR. All we know for now is that it&#...
09:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Double Fine is making 'Psychonauts 2' but it needs $3.3 million
Psychonauts 2 is happening. It's a sequel to Double Fine's first-ever game, a quirky, beloved, 2005 platformer about a team of psychic spies-in-training. Most of the pieces are in order -- t...
09:06 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Rumor: Apple has an updated 4-inch iPhone due early next year
Want a handset with Apple's fancy new A9 processor, a colorful metal case and a slightly smaller display? GHI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo says you're going to get one. According to the ana...
08:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Watch The Game Awards with us tonight
The Game Awards kick off at 9PM ET (6PM PT) and we're hosting the entire show live on Twitch, complete with ridiculous commentary from your trusted Playdate team, Timothy Seppala, Sean Buckley an...
07:58 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Comcast brings personalized TV notifications to X1 users
Comcast isn't done improving its X1 cable box. Over the past few months, the company has added a variety of new features to the device, including the ability to record extra-long events and more....
07:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Panasonic's TS6 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...
06:51 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Fashion brand Moschino is making a 'Super Mario' collection
Moschino is becoming known for sending bizarre collections down the runway, meshing interesting aspects of culture with fashion. The brand's creative director, Jeremy Scott, has designed pieces b...
06:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget World's first in-human gene-editing treatment will tackle hemophilia
Hemophilia B is a terrifying disease. The livers of those suffering from the genetic disorder fail to produce a key protein called Factor IX, which is responsible for clotting blood. Without this prot...
05:58 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Sign up to try 'Doom' on PS4, XB1 or Steam this weekend
So you didn't buy Wolfenstein: The New Order, but you still want early access to the new Doom game? Run, don't walk to the sign-up page and get your information in (those who bought Wolfenst...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Slashing through 'The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing'
Creatures that go bump in the night, beware: Van Helsing lives. But just how "incredible" are the monster hunter's adventures, especially if he isn't played by Hugh Jackman? Find o...
05:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Spotify is going to keep missing out on big albums
According to The Wall Street Journal's sources, Coldplay's new album won't be streaming on Spotify. Before you shrug, mutter something insulting about Coldplay and walk away, this is ac...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget After Hours: Engadget drinks on the job
Most of the time we're chained to our laptops, providing you a never ending stream of reporting on the technological wonders of the world. But at the end of the day, we like to let our hair down,...
04:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget The ESPN app now streams live sports from WatchESPN
Up until today, if you came across live video content in the ESPN app, you had to be redirected to the WatchESPN application to start watching. But that's about to change. The network has announc...
04:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Yes, everyone has been breached
Oh, a company you do business was breached? No biggie. You probably won't die or be sold to a Russian white slavery botnet cartel. Probably. But your data will.It's really hard to come up wi...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Sundance's experimental New Frontier looks beyond virtual reality
Virtual reality found itself front and center of Utah's wintery celebrity village earlier this year, virtually dominating the conversation around this past Sundance Film Festival. The technology,...
03:46 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Bluestacks now runs multiple Android apps on Windows simultaneously
Bluestacks has come a long way since its original app player in 2011, which was notable for being one of the first methods for running Android apps on Windows. Now it's launching Bluestacks 2, th...
03:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget The 'godfather of revenge porn' gets 2.5 years in prison
Hunter Moore, the founder of revenge porn website IsAnyoneUp, has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail. In addition, the 29-year-old will have his mental health evaluated while behind bars a...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Watching amateur coders foil a 'bioterrorist plot'
A woman's voice blares out through the building's loudspeaker. "Stay calm," she says, as the room's lights fade away, bathing everyone in an ominous red glow. People in white ...
02:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget T-Mobile offers AT&T customers 128GB iPhones for $200 less
After tempting Sprint customers to jump ship, T-Mobile is looking to do the same with the AT&amp;T faithful. To do just that, John Legere &amp; Co. are offering AT&amp;T customers who make...
02:25 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Kevin Spacey will teach you how to act for $90
Masterclass is an online education service with a twist: all of the teachers are household names in their chosen subject. The website launched with an acting track that included five hours of video co...
02:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Explore Machu Picchu's Inca remains through Street View
Google's Street View "Trekker" backpacks sure get around. After snapping the British Museum and the ancient city of Petra, they've now been to Machu Picchu in Peru. It's an ic...
01:40 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Facebook locks down Belgian site following tracking lawsuit
It's not altogether surprising that a website some use to scrapbook their entire lives be regularly held to account over its privacy policies. Facebook's ongoing legal predicament in Belgium...
01:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget The NX is not another Wii or Wii U, Nintendo's new boss says
Tatsumi Kimishima has big shoes to fill as the new president of Nintendo, following the unexpected death of Satoru Iwata earlier this year. Kimishima laid out his winding path toward leadership to Tim...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Facebook pokes at Periscope with live video feature
Facebook rolled out a pair of new features on Thursday that position the social network as a breaking news outlet. The first feature, dubbed Live Video, does just that -- enabling users to post and sh...
12:51 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Apple makes its Swift programming language open source
Earlier this year, Apple said it would be making its programming language Swift open source. And now the company's making good on that promise to developers, specifically those who want to make a...
12:40 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget OnePlus 2 drops the invite requirement on December 5th
If you're looking to purchase a new handset this holiday, OnePlus is hoping you'll look its way. To help lure you, the company is permanently dropping the invite usually required to purchase...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Wikipedia edit turns groupie into backstage VIP
Wikipedia edits often get politicians and law enforcement officials into trouble, but a sneaky amendment apparently pays dividends if you're looking to gain access to somewhere you shouldn't...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Google's latest app can turn Android phones into VR cameras
While we're big fans of Samsung's Gear VR, Google's Cardboard is still the cheapest and easiest way to get your feet wet with virtual reality. With just a piece of cardboard, velcro, a ...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Play god live on Twitch in 'Legend of Dungeon: Masters'
Livestreaming sites like Twitch and YouTube Gaming are driving developers to rethink the way their games are played (and watched). One studio in particular has embraced this spectator-focused industry...
11:15 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Google makes big clean energy purchase to power data centers
Powering Google's online empire takes a lot of energy, and the company wants to use all clean sources to run its data centers by 2025. The company announced the next step towards that milestone t...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Sometimes silence speaks louder than Twitter
On November 13th, when a group of terrorists murdered 130 people in Paris without justification, I said nothing. Their aim was to provoke fear and chaos in the western world, and to cause tensions bet...
10:45 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a TS-251 two-bay turbo NAS courtesy of QNAP!
If you're dealing with stacks of digital content for your home or small office, it helps to have a centralized place to store and access it 24-hours a day. QNAP's TS-251+ two-bay turbo NAS i...
10:21 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget France wants to make its own cheap electric car
The world's politicians are currently huddled in Paris arguing over how much effort they're prepared to make to stop the seas from boiling. As such, France has decided to throw down a well-t...
10:01 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Researchers claim they've built the first 3D color hologram
Princess Leia was apparently indisposed, but Korean researchers are laying claim to the world's first 360-degree color hologram -- a floating Rubik's cube. A 16-company consortium called ETR...
09:41 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Finally, a smartphone you can wash with soap and water
What's better than a waterproof smartphone? How about one you can clean with soap? Kyocera, which has done a line in toughphones for several year, revealed exactly that. Launching in (particularl...
09:22 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget An 'XCOM' game in Excel beats playing with spreadsheets
Who said that spreadsheet apps had to be dry and boring? Certainly not Reddit user Crruzi. As a test of Visual Basic skills, the budding programmer wrote and released an XCOM game, EXLCOM, for Microso...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Yahoo attempts to take on Facebook with reimagined Messenger
Remember Yahoo Messenger? It used to be the instant messaging client of choice for many people (like myself) but even though it never really went away, it eventually fell by the wayside as social medi...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: 7-D heart MRI, astronaut cups and tech tats
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA just shipped the astronauts on the International Space Station a cup that will let them almost drink like earthlings. GE announced scanning tech that would reveal ...
08:55 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Wayfindr gets Google grant to solve navigation for the blind
Wayfindr, the vision-impaired navigation solution originally conceived by multidisciplinary design studio Ustwo, is a step closer to becoming reality. After a pair of small-scale trials, the audio-bas...
08:27 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget 'Vampyr' casts you as a creature of the night with a conscience
Since we last heard about developer Dontnod's vampire role-playing game, Vampyr, set against the first World War, the studio released and wrapped the excellent episodic Life is Strange. But seein...
07:15 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Hawaiian court nullifies Thirty Meter Telescope's building permit
The Thirty Meter Telescope's story has been so full of trials and tribulations, a producer might just find a way to turn it into a soap opera. On Wednesday, the Hawaii Supreme Court has canceled ...
06:20 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget MouseMingle is a dating site for Disney lovers
MouseMingle promises a whole new world of online dating -- one that could make you feel like you've got a chance for the first time in forever, since it connects you with fellow die-hard Disney f...
05:30 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Canadian Mounties launch a national cyber crimes unit
Following 40 percent jump in digital incursions between 2011 and 2013, the Canadian government has announced the formation of a national cyber-crimes unit. The 40-member unit will be comprised of a mi...
05:25 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Over 15,000 'unsafe' hoverboards seized at UK borders
Self-balancing scooters. Hoverboards. Whatever you want to call them, they're now a smash-hit in Britain. Companies are now scrambling to offer cheaper and sleeker versions in time for Christmas,...
04:40 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Recreate the old-school internet with this web browser emulator
Sure, you can visit the Internet Archive if you want to see a website the way it looked years ago, but it won't recreate the feel of browsing that site when it was fresh. What if you want both? ...
04:05 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Ford is bringing Siri to 5 million SYNC-enabled cars
Most modern Ford cars come installed with its bespoke infotainment system called SYNC, allowing drivers to make calls, listen to various music streaming apps and keep their eyes on the road. The syste...
03:00 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Opera's latest iOS browser wants to replace your news app
As helpful as apps like Apple News or Flipboard might be for catching up on the day's events, they can still be a bit of a hassle. After all, you have to switch apps the moment you want to surf t...
02:02 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget Pay Humble Bundle $15, get $276 worth of maker know-how
Humble Bundle unveiled its latest book pack on Wednesday and, hoo boy, is it a doozy. The pay-what-you-want charity is teaming up with Make for a huge book pack that teaches the basics of Arduino and ...
01:30 am -05 - Thu, December 3, 2015
Engadget YouTube plans to add movies and TV shows to subscription service
When YouTube took the wraps off its Red subscription service, the video website confirmed that it's developing a number of original shows. Now, a new report by the The Wall Street Journal says yo...
11:59 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget China says OPM breach was the work of criminal hackers
China says the massive security breaches at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that exposed the personal information of more than 21.5 million US government employees, contractors, veterans a...
11:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget The 'Uncharted 4' beta launches ahead of schedule
We didn't know the specifics of exactly when the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer beta would launch before, but that's changed. Nathan Drake's online adversarial adventures, ...
11:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Watch the European Space Agency launch LISA Pathfinder
Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves as a part of his Theory of Relativity, and in order to better understand them, the ESA is about to launch its Lisa Pathfinder mission. This is a small-sca...
10:41 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Dave Chapelle's Chicago shows will be phone-free
When it comes to highly anticipated performances, artists are always worried that their material will end up on the Internet before the show is even over. Revered comedian Dave Chapelle is just about ...
09:56 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Secure messaging app Signal is coming to Chrome
Open Whisper Systems announced Wednesday that it is bringing its encrypted open-source messaging app to the desktop. The Signal app enables users to communicate privately via its end-to-end encryption...
09:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Uber color coding experiment promises smoother pickups
If you've ever used a ridesharing service, you've probably had that moment where you had to guess which car was your ride. Yes, you have the model and license plate, but what good are those ...
09:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Nick Cannon is the new Chief Creative Officer of RadioShack
RadioShack filed for bankruptcy a while back but, thanks to the deep pockets of the folks over at Standard General, a few stores will remain open. The retailer is trying to rebrand itself and its late...
08:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Uber's making it easy to request rides from other apps
With the introduction of the Uber API last year, the ridesharing company began opening its platform to third-party services. Today, Uber's expanding on that goal by launching the Ride Request But...
08:04 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget 'Severed' trailer shows that the PS Vita is full of life
If you need proof that the PlayStation Vita is a haven for creative games, Drinkbox Studios just delivered it in spades. The Guacamelee developer has posted a fresh gameplay trailer for Severed, its ...
07:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Android's new emoji arrive next week on Nexus devices
Android head Hiroshi Lockheimer said new emoji were on the way, and now they're right around the corner. The Google exec revealed that next week Nexus devices will be updated with the new taco, u...
06:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Google is shutting down Songza's music service on January 31st
It's been more than a year since Google bought Songza and started integrating its mood-savvy streaming into Play Music. And now, it seems, it's time for the service to ride into the sunset ...
06:09 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Former Android boss Andy Rubin could be coming back to phones
It's been a little bit over a year since former Android boss Andy Rubin left Google entirely to start a hardware startup incubator called Playground Global. Now, it sounds like Rubin is going to ...
05:58 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Uber hopes you'll rent a car to work as a driver
Uber is eager to get lots of drivers... so eager, in fact, that it's hoping to recruit drivers who don't even own a car. The ridesharing firm is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car on a p...
05:27 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Epson wants to put a paper recycling machine in your office
If Seiko Epson has its way, your office paper recycling bin could soon become obsolete. The company's PaperLab, an 8.5-foot-wide device that turns used paper into clean white sheets, is set to go...
04:52 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget No, your Instagram account wasn't hacked earlier today
A host of Instagram users were logged out of the app earlier today, causing varying degrees of panic that their accounts had been hacked. Fret not! It turns out that no one was hacked, but rather a bu...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget The creators of 'The Martian' and 'XKCD' will chat live on Facebook today
It's been a big year for Andy Weir, author of acclaimed sci-fi novel The Martian. His bestselling book -- originally published serially for free on his personal website -- was turned into a simil...
04:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Galaxy A 2016 brings Samsung Pay to budget phones
Samsung's Galaxy S and Note smartphones usually get the most fuss, but it's arguably the Galaxy A series that matters most. These are the affordable phones that you're more likely to s...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget PayPal, Square and big banking's war on the sex industry
For nearly a decade, PayPal, JPMorgan Chase, Visa/MasterCard, and now Square, have systematically denied or closed accounts of small businesses, artists and independent contractors whose business happ...
03:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Target settles data breach lawsuit with banks for $39 million
Nearly two years after Target's massive data breach leaked customer payment info, the retailer has reached a settlement with financial institutions. The company agreed to pay $39 million to the l...
03:05 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Wunderlist's iOS app uses 3D Touch to increase productivity
The company behind to-do list app Wunderlist may have been purchased by Microsoft, but that's not stopping it from churning out fresh updates. Following a new version of its Android app, Wunderli...
02:45 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Make sweet, sci-fi music with 'Amplitude' on PS4 in January
Amplitude blends rhythm gaming with sci-fi spaceship action, and it's heading to PlayStation 4 on January 5th, for $20 via the PlayStation Store. This is the new, Kickstarted version of Harmonix&...
02:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget The 'Star Wars' VR experience for Google Cardboard is here
The Star Wars hype machine's rolling at full force. But that shouldn't surprise you, considering the new film from the world-famous franchise is debuting soon, on December 18th. As part of D...
02:05 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Legislators want to know how VTech handles children's data
In the days following a surprisingly heinous hack on kiddy-gadget-maker VTech, shock and surprise have given way to pointed curiosity. The latest slew of questions come from Senator Edward J. Markey (...
01:45 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget The Logi Circle connected camera is simple, yet limited
Logitech isn't the first company you'd think of when considering potential Nest/Dropcam competitors, but it's aiming to change that with its new Logi Circle connected camera. On top of ...
01:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Super-sharp 3D cameras may come to your smartphone
Many 3D cameras and scanners produce rough images, especially as they get smaller and cheaper. You often need a big laser scanner just to get reasonably accurate results. If MIT researchers have the...
01:05 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget GE researchers invent a 7-dimensional heart scanner
While conventional MRI scans can produce highly detailed images of our internal organs, the process can take up to 45 minutes -- not the sort of delay you want when suffering from a heart attack. Howe...
12:43 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget NASA's Space Cups help astronauts drink like they do on Earth
Astronauts can't really enjoy beverages the way you do here on Earth. They have to drink from a pouch through a straw, which is about as glamorous as sipping from a juice box. NASA and IRPI are...
12:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Starbucks now delivers coffee in Seattle thanks to Postmates
We've known about Starbucks' plans to offer delivery, starting in its hometown, since this spring. The coffee purveyor promised the service would go live this year, and it's keeping its...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Dear Veronica: British baddies and fitness farces
The holidays are in full swing, and I want to hear you worst holiday tech support stories! I'll be sharing them for the next few weeks, so make sure you send them in using the hashtag #DearVeroni...
11:41 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Amazon makes it easier to read its Fire tablets at night
Soon you'll be able to fall asleep with Amazon's Fire tablets and still get a restful night's sleep. Starting today, Amazon is rolling out a new "Blue Shade" feature that turn...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget UK watchdog singlehandedly dismantles TfL's Uber sanctions
Uber's impact on the London taxi trade has been huge. The exponential growth of the ride-hailing service has caused anger and criticism among more traditional operators, particularly black cabbie...
11:21 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Samsung kills its camera and camcorder business in the UK
First it was laptops and Chromebooks, now it's cameras and camcorders. In a statement to TechRadar, Samsung has confirmed that it's quietly abandoning both product categories in the UK. Why?...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget 6 incredible high-tech urban farms
By Cat DiStasioFarm life typically calls to mind sprawling fields of plants in neat rows, dotted with bent-over bodies and heavy diesel-guzzling equipment. The world is rapidly changing, though, and s...
10:43 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget One of Apple's favorite developers just left the Mac App Store
Bohemian Coding has pulled its popular design app Sketch from the Mac App Store. In a blog post, it cites numerous reasons for the switch, "many of which in isolation wouldn't cause huge con...
10:26 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Beloved 'Super Smash Bros' mod Project M is finished
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a staggering game packed with imaginative characters, stages and modes, but some players still prefer older instalments in the franchise. Super Smash Bros. Melee for Gam...
10:02 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Homeland Security will hack you if asked nicely
With how many data breaches companies have suffered as of late it makes sense that the Department of Homeland Security is starting to do its own whitehat hacking work. It's done at the request of...
09:42 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget The EFF claims that Google spies on school kids
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a complaint alleging that Google is being a bit creepy when it comes to school kids' personal information. The search engine stands accused of data-mi...
09:15 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget I taught a computer to write like Engadget
That's my baby.Raising a kid is the closest analog I've found to explain the pride and wonder I drew from training a neural network. But while my own son's development has taken years, ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: Holograms you can touch, holiday light tech and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: In hologram innovation that has nothing to do with Tupac, some Japanese scientists created a "Fairy Lights" system that can be manipulated with your fingers i...
08:29 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Amazon wants augmented reality to be headset-free
Augmented reality (AR) isn't all headsets and funny glasses. Amazon wants to turn it into something that you can interact with in your living room, judging by a couple of the company's recen...
07:46 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget SpaceX is eyeing Cape Canaveral for its rocket's ground landing
It might take a while before we see SpaceX make another attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a barge. According to Florida Today, Elon Musk and his cohorts have decided try ground landing next time. T...
07:39 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Samsung's Gear VR goes on sale in the UK for 80
If you're intrigued by VR and whether the technology is really up to snuff, there's a new smartphone-powered headset by Samsung to consider. The consumer-ready Gear VR is now available in th...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget The next phase of Engadget's evolution
A year and a half ago, I told you that Engadget's editorial mission was going to change. Since then, we've delivered on that promise, telling stories about how and why technology is affectin...
05:31 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Apple game of the year 'Monument Valley' is now free on iOS
If you're looking for a free iOS game, an interesting new option has just opened up. Puzzle-adventure game Monument Valley managed to pull off the hat trick of being fun, zen and beautiful all at...
03:58 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget See what every star system Kepler's found looks like compared to ours
Since its launch in 2009, the Kepler spacecraft has discovered more than 1700 planets in some 685 star systems. This slick animation from YouTuber Ethan Kruse shows every one of them with their orbits...
02:38 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Hololens (briefly) shown streaming 'Halo 5' and Netflix
We've known for awhile that you can beam practically anything to Microsoft's augmented reality headset, Hololens, but seeing someone playing Halo 5 on a TV that seemingly appears out of thin...
01:27 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Wikipedia's AI can automatically spot bad edits
Wikipedia has a new artificial intelligence service, and it could make the website a lot friendlier to newbie contributors. The AI, called Objective Revision Evaluation Service (ORES), will scour newl...
12:37 am -05 - Wed, December 2, 2015
Engadget Half of Airbnb's New York City hosts are breaking the law
New York's Attorney General already suspects that most Airbnb rentals in New York City are dodgy, and he now has some extra evidence to back up that claim... from Airbnb itself. The room sharing ...
10:54 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Flash-based drives may soon be as cheap as the spinning kind
If you've noticed that solid-state drives (and the PCs that include them) no longer cost an arm and a leg, you're not alone. Researchers at DRAMeXchange understand that the price per gigaby...
10:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget CDC: Nearly half of American homes no longer have landlines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new survey Tuesday, showing that nearly half of all American households now use only cell phones rather than older landlines. In total, ...
09:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget New AI 'Gabriel' wants to whisper instructions in your ear
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are building an AI platform that will "whisper" instructions in your ear to provide cognitive assistance. Named after Gabriel, the biblical messenge...
09:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget IRS promises to get a search warrant before spying on cellphones
The IRS will no longer use "Stingray" cellphone-tracking devices unless the agency receives a search warrant supported by probable cause, in accordance with the Department of Justice's ...
08:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget WSJ: Yahoo may sell itself off
Yahoo's attempt at turning around its fortunes hasn't gone that well: on top of sagging profits and departing execs, it's still heavily dependent on both its Japanese business as well a...
08:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Rainbow Six: Seige,' Bill Murray
The holiday season is upon us. While college football's regular season wraps up, we're looking forward to the newest Tom Clancy game, Rainbow Six: Siege, and the season finale of Doctor Who....
08:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Rainbow Six: Siege,' Bill Murray
The holiday season is upon us. While college football's regular season wraps up, we're looking forward to the newest Tom Clancy game, Rainbow Six: Siege, and the season finale of Doctor Who....
07:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Comcast starts describing live video entertainment to the blind
Sadly, the blind and others with visual impairments tend to lose some of the impact of live TV, especially entertainment. They'll get the dialogue, but they'll frequently miss the sight-bas...
06:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Santa's village comes to life as Google's holiday tracker goes online
Now that Thanksgiving is complete and the holidays are officially upon us, Google has unveiled a new and expanded Santa's Village for 2016. The dedicated website is part of the company's ann...
06:15 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Samsung made a web browser for the Gear VR
Yes, there are already plenty of great games for Gear VR, but Samsung wants to keep enriching the platform with content. That's why it is introducing Internet for Gear VR, a web browser for peopl...
05:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget 'Dead or Alive' maker denies restricting game launch due to sexism
You know that Koei Tecmo staffer who claimed that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 wasn't shipping to Europe or the US due to concerns about sexism? Apparently, he was speaking out of line. The developer...
05:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Playdate: Exploring a new world in 'Xenoblade Chronicles X'
So you want a big, open-world adventure with stunningly huge maps and a plot that revolves around the extinction of the human race, but Fallout 4 isn't available for the Wii U? Monolith Soft has ...
05:21 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Shyp will now deliver your eBay packages, with no fee
Delivery startup Shyp has teamed up with eBay to deliver items, just in time for the holiday shopping season. The process seems fairly straightforward: Sellers simply need to connect their eBay accoun...
04:58 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg will donate 99 percent of his Facebook shares
While new baby announcements are common on Facebook, founder Mark Zuckerberg's post is a little different than most of the new parent pics in your newsfeed. That's because he and his wife Pr...
04:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget VTech's data breach includes children's photos and chat logs
News of VTech's data breach affecting nearly 5 million customers first broke last week, and now it appears other kinds of info were easily accessible to hackers. Motherboard reports that the comp...
03:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Researchers confirm Humpty Dumpty really can't be put together again
Researchers at the Federal University of ABC, in Brazil, have made a major breakthrough: they've confirmed that thermodynamic processes cannot be reversed, even in a quantum system. This revelati...
03:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Instababies: People are naming kids after Instagram filters
When it comes to deciding on a baby name, you could go with a family name. Or, like several couples did in 2015, you could look to your cellphone photography habit for inspiration. According to BabyCe...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Lenovo's ThinkPad P40 Yoga is a hybrid PC with pro-level power
Lenovo's existing ThinkPad Yoga hybrids have some power, but they're probably not your first choice for heavy-duty graphics work when they're saddled with integrated video. Thankfully, ...
02:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget DirecTV will begin live 4K broadcasts early next year
4K is the way of the future, but until now, the selection of ultra-high-def content has been limited. Enter DirecTV. In an announcement made at New York's TranSPORT conference, the company noted ...
02:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Details of FBI's National Security Letter revealed for the first time
The FBI has been secretly tracking user information without judicial oversight since 2001. Ever since the Patriot Act's controversial expansion of the Bureau's authority, tens of thousands o...
01:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Facebook's Instant Articles come to Latin America
Facebook's Instant Articles haven't been available in many parts of the world so far, but that's improving today. The social network's speedier, simpler reading feature has launch...
01:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Sony tempts gamers with two $300 PlayStation 4 bundles
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be behind us now, but Sony wants to keep people's shopping momentum going. The tech company today announced two PlayStation 4 bundles at a new low price: $300 ea...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget The Moto 360 Sport goes on sale in the US in January
The new Moto 360 was a definite step up over the original model, but we found it wasn't particularly well-suited to workouts. Motorola appeared to know that right off the bat, as the company anno...
12:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Kinect sensors could lead to safer X-rays
You don't want to stand in front of an X-ray machine for any longer than necessary, and scientists have found a clever way to make that happen: the Kinect sensor you might have picked up with you...
12:21 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Step aside Gershwin: Computer-generated musical to premiere in London
Computers might be ideal productivity companions, but sometimes they need to express their creative side too. They produce music, design knitwear, create art and delicious recipes; even write news sto...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget The best immersion blender
By Christine Cyr ClissetThis 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 putting in more than 20 hours rese...
11:41 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Scientists solve the urinal pee splash-back conundrum
What a urinal gives in size, convenience and quantity, it takes away in bouncing droplets of hot piss back onto your trousers and shoes. Researchers at Utah State University are hoping to remedy the p...
11:22 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Snap makes your Android widgets reachable from any app
Android's widgets are certainly helpful, but you have to duck out to your home screen (where they also consume valuable real estate) to see them. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just take ...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a W Studio Micro courtesy of Definitive Technology!
While it can't help you with your holiday waistline, this week's giveaway could help slim down your home theater system. Definitive Technology's W Studio Micro offers an ultra-slim soun...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Spotify confirms this is Drake's world, we just live in it
Drake's unique dance moves may have grabbed the internet's attention as of late, but the rapper's popularity on Spotify spans all of 2015. The streaming service revealed its end of the ...
10:31 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget The OnePlus iPhone case comes with a OnePlus X invite
OnePlus has launched the "Sandstone" case for Apple's iPhone 6 and 6s, and guess what's inside? An invitation to purchase the OnePlus X. You have to admire the sheer chutzpah of th...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Adobe bows to HTML5 and renames its Flash Professional app
Given that Flash is widely considered an internet blight, it's hard to imagine a time when it was actually cool. But in the day, the app was the only way to make interesting animated pages, so it...
09:32 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget LG dresses up a mid-range smartphone in an all-metal suit
LG has announced that it'll begin selling the LG Zero, its first smartphone to come with an all metal body, to customers in Taiwan from this week. Shortly afterward, the Korean conglomerate will ...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: E-paper kicks, robot directions via thought and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Shiftwear wants to change your shoe game with color e-paper screens that can move and shift into beautiful pictures on the sneakers you're wearing. It's too e...
08:35 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Chrome for Android slims down the internet when speeds are slow
If you've ever been stuck with slow mobile internet and just wanted to read an article, Google has some mighty good news. It's about to release a new feature to its Chrome for Android Data S...
08:05 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Sit in the orchestra pit with Google's 360-degree video
To get a good view of an orchestra in New York's Carnegie Hall, you would normally have to buy an expensive front row seat. With a little help from Google, however, you can now sit on the stage f...
07:35 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Sky Go finally comes to Amazon Fire tablets
For more than three years, Brits have been able to enjoy the Sky Go app on their Android device. Sky's been quite clear that as long as you own a smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 (and you...
07:05 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Future PS4 games will have more power to play with
It seems the PlayStation 4 is now just a little more powerful than before. At least for game developers, anyway. None of the console's components have changed -- instead it's being reported ...
06:04 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Google Hangouts finally supports Apple watch
The latest update for Hangouts on iOS won't tell you this, but Google's instant messaging app will play nicely with your Apple Watch now. What the change log does say, however, is that you c...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Omate Rise is a circular Android 3G smartwatch for just $200
Omate probably isn't the first brand that comes to mind when you think of smartwatches, but the truth is it was one of the first to launch a 3G-enabled smartwatch. It's been over two years s...
03:22 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Samsung replaces its smartphone chief
Samsung Mobile's top execs held on for a while during the company's troubled time with smartphones, but it's apparently been long enough. JK Shin, in addition to another co-CEO, (Samsun...
02:00 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Massive 'GTA V' mod adds way more than 4K textures
Grand Theft Auto V got a pretty major overhaul when it made the jump from last-gen hardware to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year, but that leap's got nothing on a new user mod that takes t...
12:00 am -05 - Tue, December 1, 2015
Engadget Adobe Photoshop update brings custom toolbars and artboards
Before the sun sets on 2015, Adobe has another round of updates for its Creative Cloud software. The new features span a number of apps, but we'll focus on Photoshop CC. To boost overall producti...
11:32 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Explore the surfaces of planets in 'Elite: Dangerous' beta
The expansion pack for Elite: Dangerous, the one that lets you go planetside and explore the surface of places like Europa, is out now. Sort of. The Horizons Planetary Landings beta, teased in a video...
11:16 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget WhatsApp reportedly blocks links to its chat rival Telegram
Not long ago, social networkers accused Facebook of blocking mentions of potential rival Tsu.co. Well, Facebook's supposedly at it again... and this time, you're more likely to notice. Tel...
10:38 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Nokia's next move is VR with this $60,000 OZO camera
Nokia announced its new hardware a few months ago, and tonight at an event in Los Angeles revealed it's opening preorders for the OZO virtual reality camera. A professional-level device capable o...
09:57 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Amazon's tablet web browser is getting easier to use
Amazon's Silk may not be the darling of the web browser world, but you should know it's still getting plenty of affection. The internet giant is recapping recent updates that promise an easi...
09:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Use Snapchat Tuesday and the Gates Foundation will donate to AIDS prevention
Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, and as such the non-profit (RED) organization has plenty of activities planned to raise both money and awareness for its fight against the disease. If you're a Snapcha...
08:08 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Sending private Twitch messages on iOS gets a lot easier today
It looks like Twitch gathered enough feedback from its Android test run of mobile private messaging, "Whispers," because the feature has made its way to iOS. A post on the live-streaming jug...
07:12 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Now you can bookmark Google image searches for later reference
Normally, image searches on Google are ephemeral things and gone the moment you close the browser tab. However, a new feature on the search giant's mobile version makes saving the images you find...
06:57 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Vintage Electric's latest e-bike gives you more retro power
Vintage Electric drew a lot of attention when it unveiled its retro e-bikes a couple of years ago: it managed to fuse the classic look of early 20th century board track racers with a decidedly modern ...
06:32 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Latest batch of Clinton emails may contain classified intel
The State Department announced on Monday that it will release an email from former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server that, according to members of the intelligence communi...
06:07 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Google hires the lead for Tesla's semi-autonomous driving tech
Apple and Tesla aren't the only two tech companies grabbing each other's staff to fulfill their automotive dreams -- Google has quietly hired Robert Rose, the lead for Tesla's semi-auto...
05:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget No, SoundCloud didn't remove a silent track for violating copyright
On November 22nd, artist collective DJ Detweiler posted a screenshot of a message from SoundCloud that said its track, "John Cage - 4'33 (DJ DETWEILER REMIX)," had been removed because ...
05:13 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget AT&T hiking price of unlimited data to $35 a month
AT&amp;T customers who've managed to hold strong to their $30 unlimited data plans since the carrier ended that option back in 2010 are about to get a bit of a surprise. According to 9to5 Mac...
04:44 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Want a sleek Windows 10 phone? Go to Japan
Just last week, Microsoft began selling the Lumia 950, the first Windows 10 mobile phone, and though the software showed promise, the hardware itself was lacking in charm. Now, Japanese design firm Nu...
04:15 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Mind-controlled robot gives the disabled a taste of home
Brain-controlled robot limbs have already helped the disabled gain some mobility, but full-fledged robots have proven elusive: how do you use thoughts to steer a free-roaming machine? Swiss researche...
03:48 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget TiVo's QuickMode viewing feature hits all Roamio DVRs
Tivo's QuickMode option, which lets you speed up recorded shows with pitch-corrected audio, is available on every Roamio DVR as of today. The feature arrived last week for the TiVo Bolt, the comp...
03:17 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Here's why the iPad Pro's processor is so fast
Whatever you think of Apple's products, there's little doubt that the A9X processor in the iPad Pro is quick -- in a few cases, it rivals the performance you'd get from a laptop. But wh...
02:38 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Adobe Premiere Clip brings its video-editing tools to Android
Adobe's bet on mobile productivity is serious, with its suite of Creative Cloud apps leading the way. One of the company's newest applications is Premiere Clip, a video editor that first deb...
02:09 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Sonos will support Apple Music starting December 15th
Sonos will close a major gap in the services that it supports on December 15th -- that's when the company's products will start working with Apple Music. The company said that this would hap...
01:51 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Post a racist comment online, see it on a billboard near your house
Messages posted on Facebook, Twitter and other online spaces may feel like they carry less weight than things said in the physical world -- but that's not the case, argues Brazilian civil-rights ...
01:21 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Microsoft updates navigation headset for the blind
In 2011, Microsoft UK teamed up with charity Guide Dogs to create 'Cities Unlocked,' an organization that worked to create a headset designed to help the visually impaired. That device came ...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget 9 gifts for the ultimate tinkerer
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...
10:24 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Researchers create magic sponge to clean up oil spills
Researchers at Australia's Deakin University claim to have developed a new material that's capable of cleaning up large oil spills in a flash. A team, led by Professor Ying Chen, has created...
10:02 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget VTech's data breach affected five million customers
Kiddie toymaker VTech tried to downplay the extent of last week's data breach, which affected its "Learning Lodge" app store, but now it's revealed that five million customer accou...
09:39 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget UN says dating apps helped foster a teen HIV epidemic
Dating apps certainly have their virtues, but a new UN study suggests that they could sometimes play a big role in spreading sexually transmitted diseases. The report finds that dating apps helped spr...
09:09 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget 'Top Gear' returns in May 2016 without Clarkson
While Clarkson, May and Hammond develop a new motoring show for Amazon, the BBC is working on its biggest Top Gear reboot in years. Presenter Chris Evans (no, not Captain America) is taking over Clark...
08:50 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Amazon's first original UK drama will be set in post-war Paris
2016 is shaping up to be a good year for Amazon Prime subscribers after the company confirmed a second original UK series will be heading to its video streaming service. Joining Jeremy Clarkson and co...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Londoners will soon be able to share an Uber with strangers
If you're willing to share an Uber with a stranger, travelling across London could soon be a little bit cheaper. The company is launching UberPool this Friday (December 4th) at 4pm, starting with...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Wileyfox Swift and Storm review: Two cheap UK phones, one worth buying
There are two ways you can go about buying a new smartphone: Either you spread the cost over a year or two with a carrier contract, or purchase the thing outright. When you're finally done paying...
07:48 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Black hole ejects massive energy jet after devouring a star
For the first time, scientists have caught a glimpse of a black hole ejecting a hot "flare" of matter after devouring a star the size of our sun. The discovery was made thanks to the quick a...
06:53 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry is leaving Pakistan over demands for backdoor access
BlackBerry has announced it's formally shutting down shop in Pakistan over demands from the country's Telecommunications Authority that backdoor access be granted to the company's encry...
05:33 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Swatch's payments watch is coming to the US
Swatch has announced that the mobile payments watch that it's sending to China will also make its way over here. The watchmaker has teamed up with Visa in order to offer the Swatch Bellamy in the...
03:46 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Gates, Zuckerberg and Bezos invest in huge clean energy fund
After announcing the Mission Innovation program to convince nations to double their clean energy investment budgets, Bill Gates has launched another massive initiative at the United Nations Climate Ch...
01:49 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Virtual wound will teach medics how to treat soldiers
Field medics have ways to practice their craft before they're helping soldiers on the battlefield, but it's hard for them to understand how wounds work until they're involved in a life-...
01:26 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Kobe Bryant decides to announces his retirement online
Kobe Bryant announced his retirement at the end of the NBA season through the web and social media &mdash; not by press conference. Sure, Twitter retirement announcements aren't a new thing: ...
01:26 am -05 - Mon, November 30, 2015
Engadget Kobe Bryant decides to announce his retirement online
Kobe Bryant announced his retirement at the end of the NBA season through the web and social media -- not by press conference. Sure, Twitter retirement announcements aren't a new thing: Shaq did ...