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10:27 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Yes, 'Beyond Good and Evil 2' is still happening
Beyond Good and Evil 2 isn't dead yet, according to its mastermind Michel Ancel. If you aren't familiar, the sequel is something of an enigma in the gaming world. Merely mentioning its name ...
09:03 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Tesla hires veteran from AMD, Apple to make self-driving tech
If there was any doubt left that Tesla is serious about self-driving car tech, it all but disappeared this week. The company has confirmed to Electrek that it recently hired processor design veteran J...
07:28 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Huawei's first Honor phone for the US goes on sale January 31st
Huawei's Honor brand teased that it would land in the US this year, and it's making good on its word: the company will officially begin selling the Honor 5X on American shores tomorrow, Janu...
06:01 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Google plans to beam 5G internet from solar drones
Google has a new top secret project by the same team that brought us Project Loon, according to The Guardian. It's called Project Skybender, and it aims to deliver 5G internet from solar drones. ...
05:20 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Louis CK launches an online-only video series
Louis CK is no stranger to dodging conventional TV in favor of releasing his shows online, but his latest effort might take the cake. He just surprise-released the first episode of a new online-only ...
04:43 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Twitter's week of beef is everything we all need more of
Despite rapper beefs being an unofficial feature of Twitter practically since it launched, this week alone has taken things to a new level. Less than 24 hours after Neil deGrasse-Tyson tangled with B....
04:43 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Twitter's week of beef is something we need more of
Despite rapper beefs being an unofficial feature of Twitter practically since it launched, this week alone has taken things to a new level. Less than 24 hours after Neil deGrasse-Tyson tangled with B....
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Steam controller-inspired concept
The Ben Heck Show team were asked to check out Valve's Steam Controller, so we took this as an opportunity to see how the controller works and bring PC gaming to the console masses. The team uses...
01:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Tag Heuer Connected review: $1,500 for a smartwatch?
Smartphone makers have churned out watch after watch in hopes of happening upon something game-changing. If nothing else, they're getting good at making pretty gear. Still, none of them have the ...
12:15 pm -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget President pledges $4 billion toward computer science in schools
The White House isn't just relying on legislation to make computer science education a priority in the US. President Obama has launched a Computer Science for All initiative that gives states $4...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Michael Jackson's music in 'Sonic 3'
The Michael Jackson Video Game ConspiracyTodd Van Luling,Huffington PostIf you paid attention to the music in Sonic 3, you likely noticed some of the audio resembles Michael Jackson's tunes. Whil...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Printing in 4D, solar panel breakthrough and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists at Harvard have figured out how to print incredibly small, shape-shifting creations out of hydrogel that can then morph from 3D to 4D depending on water or h...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Live Video simplifies live streaming for everyone
Livestreaming has been around for several years now, but it wasn't until the arrival of mobile apps like Meerkat and Periscope that it caught on. Now Facebook has jumped in on the trend too. Yest...
06:15 am -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget Google is offering home phone service to select Fiber customers
Google is expanding the Fiber line to include a home phone service, according to The Washington Post. A letter the publication has obtained is giving members of Fiber's Trusted Tester program a c...
04:23 am -05 - Sat, January 30, 2016
Engadget What picture-in-picture on the new Apple TV would look like
A subscription TV service isn't the only add-on we could envision for the new Apple TV. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith -- who gave us a peek at iPad split-screen multitasking well before Apple ...
11:18 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget NYT: DraftKings and FanDuel lose major payment processor
The daily fantasy sports industry has a new problem, and The New York Times believes it's "the biggest blow yet" despite all its other legal challenges. One of its main payment processo...
09:56 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook has banned person-to-person gun sales
Apparently you could buy and sell guns on Facebook before today. Note the past tense there. The New York Times says that this change is in response to President Obama's recent push for Zuckerberg...
08:39 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget White House refuses security clearance for Ashkan Soltani
Last month White House CTO Megan Smith announced that Ashkan Soltani would be joining her staff as a senior advisor, after leaving his post as the FTC's chief technologist. Today, Soltani reveale...
07:22 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Scientists predict human thought in real time, nearly every time
Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have decoded brain signals in real-time and with astounding accuracy, as revealed in a recent study published in PLOS Computational Biology. Researche...
06:42 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Snapchat goes after the sports crowd with live score filters
If there's one key area where Snapchat could step its game up, it would be sports. And it looks like the social app's already doing something about that. According to TechCrunch, Snapchat ha...
06:13 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Zero-day exploits aren't as important to the NSA as you think
The head of the National Security Agency's elite hacking arm, Tailored Access Operations, downplayed the importance of zero-day exploits during a talk at USENIX Enigma 2016 in San Francisco this ...
05:44 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget US, UK intelligence agencies cracked Israeli drone data
The National Security Agency and the UK's Government Communication Headquarters have been hacking into Israeli drones to observe military operations and areas of interest in the Middle East, acco...
05:15 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Congress to investigate US involvement in Juniper's backdoor
Congress announced plans on Friday to investigate the backdoor recently found in Juniper Networks software and whether it was intentionally placed there for the National Security Agency's benefit...
05:13 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget 'Gilmore Girls' is officially coming back to Netflix
All the signs have been there, but now it's official: Gilmore Girls will be coming back via Netflix. News of the series' revival broke last fall, and all the evidence had pointed towards the...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Why the war on VPNs is one Netflix can't win
Netflix has started blocking users who try to bypass country-based content restrictions by using a VPN, beginning its enforcement last week with Australian subscribers. The problem is, by forcing cust...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget What you need to know about Hyperloop
Elon Musk has a plan for humanity that covers clean energy, electric cars and spreading out amongst the stars. The billionaire also wants to do away with the tired and slow railways of the past in fav...
04:12 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Google's solar plane crashed due to wing failure
Last year, the National Transportation Safety Board revealed that one of Google's solar-powered planes, designed to deliver free internet from the skies, crashed in New Mexico shortly after takeo...
03:53 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget These SteamVR games will make or break virtual reality
In one month, the HTC Vive will be available for pre-order, giving consumers a chance to buy the first room-scale virtual reality system with full head and hand motion tracking. It sounds great, but w...
03:35 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget US government says 22 Clinton emails contain top secret info
Just days before the 2016 election cycle really kicks into gear, the US government offered new details on the Clinton email fiasco. With the Iowa caucuses set to take place soon, the Obama administrat...
03:10 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook should know by now what's news and what's spam
Late last week, The Guardian published an interview with a survivor of Obama's first drone strike, which occurred in tribal Pakistan on his third day as president. It detailed the impact the atta...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget That time Twitch jumped the shark
Twitch made its debut in 2011. Since then, the service has evolved from a gaming-only subset of Justin.tv into a popular, culture-shaping phenomenon pioneering the world of live online broadcasting. J...
02:19 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Tidal's Rihanna exclusive drove a ton of interest in the app this week
Rihanna released her long-awaited new album ANTI earlier this week, her first release since 2012's Unapologetic. It was a surprise launch, and it had a twist: Rihanna offered it up for free in pa...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars' and the coming holographic cinema revolution
"AR is going to hit us like a big bang," says ILMxLab creative director John Gaeta when I ask him whether augmented reality, as that holographic technology is known, has been undervalued by ...
01:47 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly has a huge, secret VR team
Earlier this week during Apple's earnings call, CEO Tim Cook responded to a question about virtual reality by saying this: "In terms of VR, I don't think it's a niche. It's re...
01:23 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Spotify video is now on Android and iOS
Spotify's new video content section, dubbed Shows, hit Android devices this week. And though the feature wasn't supposed to make it to iOS devices until sometime next week, there is a way fo...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget The only video game developer in Mississippi
Mathew Weymouth lives one hour away from the birthplace of the blues, that humid, fertile swampland known as the Mississippi Delta. He grew up along the state's southern coastline, and over the y...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Trigger fingers/Twitter fingers
It's Friday which means it's time for another installment of the Public Access Weekly, the column that updates you on all things related to the Engadget communities. Last week, we updated yo...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Snapchat lets you add friends with a link, at last
Snapchat is a messaging platform that's so cool that the primary way to connect two people is by using... a QR code. Or at least it did, since its creators are now rolling out a way for you to ad...
12:09 pm -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Google shutters My Tracks outdoor activity-logging app
Google's My Tracks app for logging outdoor activity isn't long for this world. The company plans to shutter the software at the end of April, though it regularly updated the GPS-based app in...
11:45 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget PS Vita hit with battery and PlayStation Store problems
Sony's PlayStation Vita is usually a quiet little beast, slowly accruing indie titles and the occasional "triple-A" exclusive. Today, however, the under-appreciated handheld has stumble...
11:22 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Uber's price cuts arrive for New York City passengers
Uber announced price cuts to encourage riders to use the service during the winter months a few weeks ago. Today, the price drop is hitting New York City. Passengers in the Big Apple can expect fares ...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget The best winter running gear
By The Sweethome Staff 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.Running is one of the most accessible for...
10:44 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget LG will reportedly unveil a universal payment card next month
When LG announced it was readying its own payments service last year, it appeared that the company would follow the path travelled by Apple, Google and Samsung and launch a mobile-first solution. Howe...
10:22 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook eyes ride-sharing feature for events pages
Facebook has been ramping up its Events pages as of late, and a recent patent application shows another use for those listings. In the paperwork, the social network explains how Events pages can also ...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget The robot revolution starts with data entry and small talk
Pepper the home robot is looking for work. According to SoftBank, the Japanese company behind the humanoid bot that looks like a friendlier version of an anime villain, this is the year that robots st...
09:39 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget EA might have revealed secret Xbox One sales figures
We know that Sony has sold 35 million PlayStation 4s, but Microsoft won't talk about how well its rival device is doing. A dignified silence is the stance you normally take when things aren'...
09:21 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget US Customs seize 16,000 counterfeit 'hoverboards'
The US Customs and Border Protection has prevented 16,000 counterfeit "hoverboards" from making it to people's homes. Authorities have seized a warehouse full of the controversial two-w...
09:21 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget US customs seizes 16,000 counterfeit 'hoverboards'
The US Customs and Border Protection has prevented 16,000 counterfeit "hoverboards" from making it to people's homes. Authorities have seized a warehouse full of the controversial two-w...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Cheaper exo suits, radical plane design and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A Berkeley robotics company is building exoskeleton suits for children with neurological conditions. Australian scientists are testing an implantable bionic eye. And a ...
08:18 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Apple ends its free iTunes Radio service
As anticipated, Apple discontinued the free, ad-supported version of iTunes Radio today. If you used the service to create your own radio stations and want to continue to do so, you'll need to jo...
07:50 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget The TappLock smart padlock opens with a fingerprint
Still fiddling with a key or combination to lock up your stuff? Get with the times, man! A company called Pishon Lab has launched a smart padlock that you can open with your fingerprint, in much the s...
06:48 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Win college tuition if you're good at 'Heroes of the Storm'
If you're good at throwing, catching or hitting objects with sticks, then it's possible to go to college for free on an athletic scholarship. Kids who spent warm summer days indoors working ...
06:35 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget BT's acquisition of EE is complete
For BT and EE, the moment has finally arrived. All of the relevant regulators have given their approval, allowing BT to acquire the UK's largest mobile network. It's a &pound;12.5 billio...
06:23 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Sky Q launches February 9th starting at 42 per month
Sky Q is almost, nearly ready for public consumption. We've heard all about the functionality and features of the new Q family of hardware, and have taken a top-level tour of the user experience....
05:53 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Driverless pods to hit the streets of Greenwich
As you stroll past the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and that place where Thor fought in The Dark World, you'll soon see driverless pods gliding next to you. That's the plan, anyway. The GA...
05:43 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Convert your tired table into a powered standing desk for $400
NextDesk has long offered standing desks, which are argued to have health benefits over regular desks that you sit at. Its latest product is a powered desktop solution that can "convert" you...
04:33 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Folding offshore wind turbines could power 10,000 US homes
The US Department of Energy's plan to generate 20 percent of the nation's electrical power from wind by 20130 is ambitious, to say the least. To pull it off, the turbines will need to be lo...
03:40 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Sky's Now TV Smart Box looks a lot like a Roku 4
While Sky might be busy readying its new Sky Q service, the company has also found time to show Now TV customers some love. Just five months after it launched its second-generation Now TV streamer, Sk...
03:27 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget 'Need for Speed' becomes a little more social next week
Need for Speed's next Living Game update, dubbed "Showcase," arrives next week, and with it comes a handful of improvements both paint-level and a bit deeper. Taking screenshots has alw...
01:37 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget PlayStation sells well (again), but mobile is hurting Sony
Sony made money. Again! The company saw in tiny increase (0.5%) in sales compared to the same quarter last to 2,581 billion yen (or $21.5 billion), but income now stands at $1.69 billion. This quarter...
01:32 am -05 - Fri, January 29, 2016
Engadget Apple is developing charging tech that works from a distance
Apple wants you to be able to charge your iPhones and iPads even from afar, and it's developing the wireless technology to make that a reality, according to Bloomberg. Cupertino is reportedly wor...
11:57 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Soon you can get cash from an ATM with your smartphone
Soon, you won't need your card to withdraw cash from JPMorgan Chase ATMs. Upgraded machines arriving later this year will be accessible with your phone, using codes generated from its smartphone ...
11:09 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Reddit starts testing its official Android app
Reddit is finally developing an official Android app, and it has started its closed beta testing phase today. CEO Steve Huffman has announced the development in the middle of a long post talking about...
10:26 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget USC will publish its student's games on PlayStation and Xbox
The premise of college is that it's going to prepare you with what you need to survive in a real-world work environment, but whether or not it fulfills that is another matter altogether. To that ...
10:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Get ready to use your smartphone to withdraw cash at ATMs
Soon, you won't need your card to withdraw cash from JPMorgan Chase ATMs. Upgraded machines arriving later this year will be accessible with your phone, using codes generated from its smartphone ...
09:35 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget HP's smartwatch has Swarovski crystals and a see-through screen
The product of HP's collaboration with American designer Isaac Mizrahi wouldn't look out of place next to ordinary analog watches designed for women. It looks just like any other Swarovski-e...
07:33 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Bernie Sanders shuns Microsoft's vote-counting app
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is taking matters into his own hands. Rather than use the Microsoft-provided tools to tabulate the results of the upcoming Iowa caucus, the Vermont sen...
06:47 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Netflix is bringing 'House of Cards' back for S5 in 2017
The Frank Underwood 2016 campaign doesn't kick off until March 4th, but Netflix is already announcing that its flagship original series House of Cards will be back again in 2017. There is a major...
06:03 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Apple's latest acquisition is an education-focused startup
Apple went on a major shopping spree last year, acquiring a handful of startups from different fields -- depth-sensing cameras, speech technology and more. But it doesn't look like the company�...
05:45 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: The Nexus 6P, a GoPro, 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...
05:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Hawaii AG declares that daily fantasy is indeed gambling
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin issued an official opinion on Thursday arguing that daily fantasy sports, like DraftKings and Fanduel, constitute gambling under Hawaiian law. "Gambling generall...
05:12 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Google to Feds: Project Loon is totally safe, despite outcry
Google asserted in a report filed to the Federal Communications Commission that the company's upcoming high-altitude, wireless signal tests (likely part of Google's Project Loon) pose no thr...
04:51 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime memberships grew by over 50 percent in 2015
Amazon just announced its financial results for Q4 of 2015, and one of the big trends the company highlighted was the continuing strength of Amazon Prime, a service that has its roots in free two-day ...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Surface sales up 29 percent, phones down 49 percent
Sales of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book led to a 29 percent increase in overall Surface family revenue, Microsoft announced in its Q2 2016 earnings report. Its overall phone revenue, however, fell...
04:37 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget No, 'Fable' designer Peter Molyneux isn't retiring today
Peter Molyneux is not done making video games. Molyneux appeared to announce his retirement from the video game industry in a series of tweets today, but it turns out that his account was hacked. The ...
04:34 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Walgreens is beginning to break up with Theranos
The bad news just keeps piling on for Theranos, following yesterday's announcement from the US government that its blood testing technology "jeopardizes" patients' health. Walgreen...
04:15 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget I watched someone commit suicide in VR and it freaked me out
This wasn't how it was supposed to go. I was standing on a junkyard hovercraft, pointing my revolver at the young lady floating on the adjacent skiff. She was my enemy, but I couldn't pull t...
03:59 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Yahoo unifies its homepage and news app with more content
Yahoo's bringing a major overhaul to its homepage and apps for iOS and Android. Today, the internet giant announced it's making notable content and design changes to these platforms, in an e...
03:37 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget National Science Foundation funding rules target harassment
Sexual harassment has been an endemic problem within the scientific community for years. Well, the National Science Foundation is mad as hell and it's not gonna take it anymore. The NSF announced...
03:14 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget 'Song of the Deep' is GameStop's first published game
GameStop is making its debut as a gaming publisher with Song of the Deep. Created alongside none other than Insomniac Games, the studio behind acclaimed titles such as Ratchet &amp; Clank, this 2D...
02:51 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Google's VirusTotal can tell if your firmware is infected
BIOS firmware is the root of your electronic devices, dictating communication between a computer's hardware and operating system from the boot-up process. It's an insulated layer in most dev...
02:31 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile adds more channels to Binge-On
T-Mobile announced on Thursday that it is expanding its Binge-On catalog to include three new streaming services -- Amazon Video, Fox News, WWE Network and Univision NOW -- bringing the total up to mo...
02:16 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Hulu nabs exclusive streaming rights to IFC documentaries
If you're a Hulu subscriber who loves documentaries, the streaming service is adding a bunch of those films to its library. Hulu nabbed the exclusive streaming rights to future IFC Films, Sundanc...
02:01 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Live Video is rolling out to all iPhone users
Facebook began testing its Periscope-like Live Video feature back in December. Only celebs and verified pages could get in on the livestreaming action, though, but that's about to change. The soc...
01:45 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Nokia CEO talks Ozo and the company's big VR bet
"We had some projects in augmented reality. We had projects in the camera. We had projects in head-mounted displays," says Nokia CEO Ramzi Haidamus, speaking to Engadget at the Sundance Film...
01:45 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Nokia president talks Ozo and the company's big VR bet
"We had some projects in augmented reality. We had projects in the camera. We had projects in head-mounted displays," says Nokia Technologies president Ramzi Haidamus, speaking to Engadget a...
01:28 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Zika virus is a threat of 'alarming proportions,' says WHO
The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, wants to make it clear that the Zika virus is something we need to take seriously. In an address yesterday, Chan said that the virus, whic...
01:28 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget WHO: Zika virus is a threat of 'alarming proportions'
The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, wants to make it clear that the Zika virus is something we need to take seriously. In an address yesterday, Chan said that the virus, whic...
01:12 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget California secretly listened to cellphone calls from the air
If you had cellphone problems in Orange County within the last few years, you may have been the unwitting victim of a secret cellphone surveillance program, according to the ACLU. Since 2009, the Anah...
12:49 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget NY Attorney General takes aim at high-tech ticket scalpers
The state of New York has been known to take the lead on matters of consumer protection, and it looks like Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will do so once more. Schneiderman's office released ...
12:31 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Apple planned ahead for the inevitable hardware slump
It was inevitable, but nonetheless concerning to investors. iPhone sales flattened out this quarter, part of an overall trend of weakness in the smartphone market, and Apple admitted that next quarter...
12:15 pm -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget The Oscars piracy problem is only getting worse
In 2016, Oscar screeners for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are still receiving DVDs as part of the voting process. This year, though, the piracy rates are at an all-time high as all ...
11:55 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Han Solo will preview Disney's 'Star Wars' park areas on TV
Before you swear off going to Disney parks for shoving everything Frozen down your throats, you may want to see how the new Star Wars-themed attractions are doing first. Han Solo a.k.a. Harrison Ford ...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Amazon is reportedly working on a more robust music service
Prime Music may not be the extent of Jeff Bezos' music streaming aspirations. According to the New York Post, the online retailer is prepping a so-called Spotify killer. More specifically, Amazon...
11:25 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Google's latest partnership could make smartphones smarter
Google has signed a deal with Movidius to include its Myriad 2 MA2450 processor in future devices. The search giant first worked with Movidius back in 2014 for its Project Tango devices, and it's...
11:15 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Scientists better understand the roots of schizophrenia
Scientists already know that schizophrenia has genetic roots, but the condition has still been something of a mystery. How, exactly, does it get started? Researchers at Harvard and MIT now have a be...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Yahoo Mail app lets you customize your inbox swipes
Yahoo debuted a new Mail app back in the fall, and today the mobile software is getting a few new features. First, both the Android and iOS versions will allow you to customize your swipes. This means...
10:45 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Why has Malaysia blocked Medium?
Medium is a popular platform, offering amateurs and professionals alike a simple way to publish their articles. This week, it was blocked in Malaysia. Over a single article posted by Sarawak Report....
10:28 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Apple issues voluntary recall for some international AC adapters
Heads up, world travelers. If you have an Apple AC plug adapter or Travel Adapter kit meant for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea, you might want to ...
10:25 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget The iPad Pro can handle firmware updates for accessories
Well, here's an interesting development. Some iPad Pro users have noticed that, with the latest version of iOS 9, their monstrous tablet is able to push firmware updates to a connected accessory....
10:15 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Watch tonight's Republican debate with Engadget
Tonight, the field of Republican candidates for president will face off again on the debate stage. This is the last time the whole band will get together before the Iowa caucuses on February 1st. Well...
09:50 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk call centre reps arrested for leaking customer data
TalkTalk just can't catch a break. Late last year, the quad-play provider suffered a "significant and sustained cyberattack" that resulted in the personal details of over 150,000 custom...
09:41 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget The OnePlus X is now available without an invite
OnePlus is now selling its "X" smartphone to anyone that wants it. The budget Android device had previously been part of OnePlus' much maligned invite-only policy, which makes buyers wa...
09:35 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget The UK's highest-ever box office takings don't tell the full story
All told, 2015 was a pretty good year for UK cinemas. Fuelled by blockbusters such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World, theaters took &pound;1,240 million over the 12 months -- a ne...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget NASA to honor crews of doomed Apollo 1 and Challenger missions
Every year, NASA holds a Day of Remembrance to honor the memory of the astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration. The space agency is holding 2016's ceremonies on Januar...
09:21 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget PayPal's Venmo adds third-party app payment support
After being dogged by scary security concerns last year, PayPal-owned Venmo is focusing on new features for its payment system. The company revealed that it will let you pay for sporting events via Ga...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Chrome extension makes quick clips from Twitch broadcasts
In the words of Harlan Ellison, "Pay the writer." Or, in this case, attribute and pay the streamer. Plays.tv is launching a a Chrome app that enables Twitch casters to recieve full attributi...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Good Old Games is selling still-in-development titles, too
Who says only Steam users get to have all the fun with Early Access games? Well, not Good Old Games anymore. Today the PC-gaming seller is announcing its curated take on vending still-in-development s...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Smart sweat detector, AI for gaming and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Berkeley researchers developed a wearable sensor that can track the chemicals inside your sweat. The idea is that it can help identify dehydration, muscle fatigue and s...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Pandora's iOS app now has better recommendations and a redesign
Pandora's iOS app is getting a much-needed facelift as well as a pretty major new feature today. The music streaming service has a new way to find tunes called Browse, which basically takes all o...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Scientists observe the largest solar system ever discovered
Astronomers have discovered that a huge planet and star 104 light years from Earth form the largest solar system ever seen. The planet, dubbed 2MASS J2126-8140, and its red dwarf star are a full 7,000...
08:08 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget BBC Radio 1 will broadcast a monthly gaming show
Slowly but surely, BBC Radio 1 has expanded beyond radio and into social and video. It now has its own iPlayer video channel, for instance, which hosts original shows, Live Lounge recordings and inter...
07:31 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Watch the Coast Guard train in this 360-degree video
Disney has just released a cool promo video for its upcoming film The Finest Hours, and you'll likely want to watch it using a VR headset if you have one. The House of Mouse captured the Coast Gu...
07:18 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter opens topical Moments feed to UK advertisers
Twitter's Moments feature lets users step back from their rapid-fire feeds and see what hot topics are dominating internet chatter. From news to funnies to trending subjects, Moments blend media ...
06:25 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Bungie has a new CEO
While Bungie is trying to keep its head down and focus on development of its Destiny sequel, a management reshuffle has thrust the company's operations back into the spotlight. After more than 15...
05:31 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget SpaceX tests Crew Dragon's parachute landing skills
There's a well-worn saying about what goes up. Usually it's metaphorical, but in the case of SpaceX's human-carrying Crew Dragon craft it's very, very literal. That's why the ...
04:28 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Tinder adds GIF support to show matches what you really mean
It doesn't seem like Tinder's done anything with Tappy, the photo messaging app it acquired last year, but the hook-up application has added a new feature that takes advantage of the interne...
03:14 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Mitsubishi's SeaAerial is an antenna made of seawater
Mitsubishi has developed an unusual alternative to conventional antennae, and it uses seawater instead of metallic conductors. The new system called SeaAerial shoots conductive plumes of seawater into...
01:59 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Smartphone makers shipped a record 1.4 billion devices in 2015
Smartphone global shipments grew 12 percent and hit a record 1.4 billion devices in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. That doesn't mean all's well in the industry, though -- not when it...
12:47 am -05 - Thu, January 28, 2016
Engadget Stanford's 'Gecko Glove' makes Spider-Man climbing possible
Never let anyone crush your dreams. Last week the results of a University of Cambridge study spread through the news, claiming that the dream of Spider-Man-like abilities for humans is simply impossib...
11:31 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Online love with OKCupid and Tinder peaks at 9 PM
OKCupid might send out email blasts telling you to log in during a rainstorm because that's when the site's apparently busiest in any given location, but Nielsen wants you to know when the b...
10:58 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' creator wants you to go on a kaleidoscopic trip
Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft has something to show you, but you might not be ready for it. Okay, "your browser might not be ready for it" is probably the more a...
10:29 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Oracle will soon lay the Java browser plug-in to rest
Now that Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari don't support plug-ins anymore, Oracle thought it best to accept the Java plug-in's fate and let it go. The company has announced that it will be de...
10:09 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Def Leppard uses 'Guitar Hero Live' to debut new music video
Def Leppard is still crankin' it to 11 in 2016, on the heels of a new self-titled album released in October. To debut its latest music video, though, the band is taking a rather interesting appro...
09:44 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Wendy's looks into claims of a credit card data breach
If you grabbed a bite to eat at a Wendy's (you know, the other other big burger chain) using a credit or debit card, you might want to check your financial statements. The restaurant tells securi...
09:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Apple and Samsung are feeling the mobile sales pinch
So Apple had a pretty good financial day yesterday. The broad strokes: it reported $75.9 billion in revenue and a whopping $18.4 billion in pure profit, the biggest of any public company ever. And yet...
08:40 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget The CW is bringing eSports to broadcast TV next month
The growing popularity of eSports is making traditional TV networks take notice. We know ESPN's already working hard to embrace that community, and now The CW seems to be on a similar path. In pa...
08:18 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung is still making a ton of money, but 2016 will be tough
Korean mega-tech company Samsung just dropped its fourth quarter results and while the short term looks meh, year-over-year it's doing pretty well. It posted an operating profit of $5 billion dur...
07:47 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget New York City won't let you take 'hoverboards' on the subway
Efforts might be underway to legalize "hoverboards" in New York City, but that doesn't mean that you'll get to take them everywhere you go even if they do get the all-clear. The M...
07:35 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 12th anniversary on Mars
When the Opportunity made its Mars landing on January 24th, 2004, NASA believed the rover would only last about 90 days, due to the Red Planet's dusty nature. But, thanks to unexpected winds whic...
07:14 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Flexible sweat sensors monitor fluids while you exercise
Plenty of fitness wearables track fundamentals like your heart rate or step count, but there's so much more to your body than that. What about your fluid levels, for example? That's where UC...
06:51 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Circuit City is coming back
RadioShack's recent demise isn't keeping Circuit City from getting back into the retail business. According to Twice, a publication that covers tech industry news, Circuit City is preparing ...
06:27 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly plans to launch a new iPad in March
Apple's oft-rumored March event is quickly becoming a smorgasbord... you know, a little bit of everything. Sources for 9to5Mac say that Apple now hopes to introduce a new 9.7-inch iPad as part o...
06:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Facebook's growth is apparently unstoppable
Facebook continues its upward trajectory with a very successful fourth quarter last year. Today, the social network reported that it made $5.84 billion and had about 1.59 billion monthly active users ...
05:39 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget US government says Theranos lab jeopardizes patients' health
Federal regulators have sent a letter to troubled Theranos Labs and the news is not promising. The (CMS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services states in a letter that it conducted a CLIA recertif...
05:29 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Def Leppard uses 'Guitar Hero Live' to debut new music video
Def Leppard is still crankin' it to 11 in 2016, on the heels of a new self-titled album released in October. To debut its latest music video, though, the band is taking a rather interesting appro...
05:17 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Starry's CEO on building a new type of wireless ISP
After making a noble attempt at bringing wireless television signals to the internet (and failing), Chet Kanojia is now trying to offer broadband internet wirelessly. How poetic. His new company, whic...
05:01 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget FCC pushes #unlockthebox campaign to fix cable TV
Cable TV has many issues that frustrate its customers -- channel bundles, poor customer service, high prices and more -- but so many of them track back directly to its antiquated and troublesome set-t...
04:40 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Google Cardboard attracted 5 million users since launch
Google Cardboard made its debut in June of 2014, and has been picking up steam ever since. Mountain View offered an official update on the usage stats today, though, showing just how popular the VR vi...
03:55 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Dropbox adds real-time collaboration for Office Online docs
Following the release of a Windows 10 app for tablets, Dropbox is expanding its Microsoft Office integration. The cloud-based repository allows multiple users to edit a file with Office Online with al...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Funny or Die makes a fart joke in VR
The news itself sounded like a joke: Funny or Die, the irreverent comedy video site created by the likes of Will Ferrell, among others, was to premiere its first-ever virtual reality short at the Sund...
03:25 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget DeLoreans are coming back as we hit peak 'Back to the Future'
The world's favorite time machine platform is making a comeback. The DeLorean Motor Company is spinning up production of its iconic DMC-12 gull-wing vehicle. DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne told Click...
03:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Large Hadron Collider crew has to pull 9,000 old cables
Even particle physics researchers have messes to clean up now and then. CERN has revealed to Motherboard that it's pulling 9,000 obsolete cables in three of the Large Hadron Collider's injec...
02:55 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Lenovo fixes basic flaws in one of its bundled apps
Lenovo's software security headaches aren't quite over yet, it seems. The PC maker has fixed an a slew of glaring flaws in a file-sharing app, ShareIt, that comes bundled with both its Andro...
02:40 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget 'The Witness' causes motion sickness in some players
Some first-person games -- including Skyrim, Fallout 4 and The Talos Principle -- trigger motion sickness and nausea in certain players, and The Witness is the latest addition to this list. The Witnes...
02:25 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Google's AI is the first to defeat a Go champion
Google's DeepMind division has pulled off an impressive milestone. It's AI has beaten a top ranked Go player five matches to zero. While computers winning chess matches against professional ...
02:15 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget The future of entertainment's taking shape on a flying whale
When Alex McDowell tells me he's considering using virtual reality as "a new kind of literacy," as a way to educate using real science, it's clear that I'm dealing with a visi...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Google adds chat-like commenting to Sheets and Slides on your phone
Over the last year or so, Google has put a focus on making the phone and tablet versions of its productivity suite up to par with the web versions. The latest new feature Google's rolling out aro...
01:40 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Ride along with Apollo 11 astronauts on launch day
David Whelan, lead developer for the kickstarted Apollo 11 VR Experience, announced on Wednesday that the game will be a launch title for three upcoming VR systems: the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayS...
01:18 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Amazon's first Super Bowl commercial is for Echo
Tech companies are ready to make the most from one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Super Bowl. That includes Amazon, which will air its first-ever Big Game commercial during the 50th ...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget 6 buses transformed into incredible homes on wheels
By Cat DiStasioConverting a disused school bus into a groovy makeshift home on wheels is a pretty common occurrence in many places around the world -- and that trend continues to blossom in some incre...
12:40 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Peach now has a web version, if you care
Three weeks ago, a new social network called Peach debuted. Created by Vine founder Dom Hoffman, it quickly caught on and climbed the download charts thanks to its unique "magic word" comman...
12:19 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget You can build a life size BB-8 out of a beachball
It took just days after BB-8 was shown to the world for someone to build their own, with the first one coming 48 hours after Star Wars Celebration. We've seen 'em come in all shapes and size...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: Do you have a minute for beats?
This week on the show, we get super music-nerdy with producer and composer Justin Lassen, coming to us from the floor at NAMM. He explains to us how music software figures out BPM (beat per minute) in...
11:38 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Facebook will launch 'Reactions' in a few weeks
It won't be long before you can react to a Facebook post with more than a thumbs-up or witty comment. Facebook tells Bloomberg that its expanded 'Reactions' should be available worldwid...
11:15 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Starry's Station aims to be the smartest, prettiest WiFi router around
Starry founder Chet Kanojia seems intent on changing how people get their internet service like he did with Aereo and television. While the beta launch of the startup's millimeter-wave wireless s...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Chrome is now faster and more reliable on iOS
Google's Chrome browser has a loyal following on iOS, but it's certainly not for the speed or reliability -- it has long used a second-tier iOS web rendering engine (UIWebView) that isn'...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Aereo founder takes on ISPs with millimeter wave wireless internet
Aereo dared to take on the broadcast industry by streaming over-the-air TV channels on the internet -- that is, until the Supreme Court ruled that its technology was illegal. Now that company's f...
10:41 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Vertical scroller 'Downwell' fires its way to Android
Downwell is finally coming to the Play Store. The vertical scroller where your character falls down a well (hence, the name) while battling enemies was only available via Steam and for iOS devices. It...
10:19 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Google Hangouts for Android update adds quick replies
Google is updating its Hangouts chat app that adds some long-awaited functionality. The update is slowly rolling out now, but has already been thoroughly investigated by Android Police. The headline f...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget A first-hand quest for the future of sex
Over the past two months, I've been intimately involved with a series of machines. On a mission to find the future of sex, I've masturbated into a crowdfunded sex sleeve, been transported in...
09:39 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Can drone racing become as big as eSports?
Is drone racing the sport of the future? That's certainly what the Drone Racing League, and a growing number of followers, sponsors and event holders seem to think. Taking a page from competitive...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Lyft will pay $12.25 million to settle drivers' lawsuit in CA
One company is done battling a gig economy-related lawsuit, at least in California. Lyft has agreed to grant its drivers more workplace protection and to pay $12.5 million to settle a proposed class a...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: UAV for land and sea, Boeing's super rocket and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Drones For Good competition turned out a dual-purpose drone submission for use in search and rescue operations. The Loon Copter can both fly through the air and div...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget VAIO's new laptops look a lot like the old ones
Sony stopped selling laptops two years ago, but you wouldn't know it from looking at the latest VAIOs. Though the company's PC line has new ownership, the machines' design and even nami...
08:46 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Apple's Safari browser is broken
iOS and OS X users around the world are experiencing serious issues with Apple's Safari. Many are reporting that typing into the browser's search box crashes the browser instantly. The issue...
08:46 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Apple's Safari browser was broken
iOS and OS X users around the world are experiencing serious issues with Apple's Safari. Many are reporting that typing into the browser's search box crashes the browser instantly. The issue...
08:31 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget The FCC is going to war over set-top boxes
The FCC is preparing to propose rule changes that'll loosen cable companies' stranglehold on the set-top box market. According to the Wall Street Journal, Tom Wheeler is planning to give con...
07:58 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Edward Snowden's OS of choice gets a major update
If you still assume you don't forfeit the right to privacy by going online, there are very few truly secure OS options. The best one might be the Linux flavor called Tails, recommended by none ot...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Steel yarn jackets absorb energy from the sun to keep you warm
ThermalTech's jackets don't look too different from a North Face, but the company promises they're more unique (and less bulky) than the standard fare. See, they sandwich a "smart&...
06:40 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung may launch its own phone upgrade program
If Apple and Samsung were humans rather than multi-billion dollar multinational corporations, the best way to describe them would probably be "frenemies." Time and again one looks to the oth...
05:45 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Amazon brings one-hour Prime Now deliveries to Liverpool
After launching one-hour Prime Now deliveries in London last summer, Amazon brought the option to Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester before year's end. The retailer has grand plans to take the ...
05:35 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Apple News is reportedly getting subscription articles
Apple is getting ready to bring paywalled articles to its News app, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. If true, this would signify a major change in the service, since it would provid...
04:30 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget TfL is making it easier to beat traffic and find parking
With the majority of Brits now owning a smartphone or tablet, developers have jumped at the chance to deliver up-to-the-minute information on traffic and travel. Transport for London (TfL) has helped ...
04:28 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Chrome's latest tool checks your website's security
You may never notice Chrome's green lock showing that an HTTPS site is 100 percent secure, but developers pay rapt attention to it. That's because Google prioritizes search results for sites...
04:10 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Amazon adds playlist 'stations' to Prime Music in the UK
Ten months after its US debut, Amazon is bringing Prime Stations to its music streaming cohort in Great Britain. The feature allows Prime Music listeners to launch ad-free playlists centred around an ...
03:39 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Photo contest awards $10,000 for finding 'everyday heroes'
Attention class, it's time to get your submissions ready for Mr. Jefferson's "Everyday Heroes" photo contest. Well, not really, but Life is Strange publisher Square Enix is bringin...
03:00 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Hive begins selling its smart plug and connected home sensors
When British Gas subsidiary Hive unveiled its latest take on the smart thermostat, the company also committed to launching a new a range of motion sensors, lightbulbs and a smart plug. It's taken...
02:09 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Twitter's product head is jumping to Instagram
Ex-Twitter executive Kevin Weil is switching social networks: he's joining Instagram as its new head of product and will be reporting directly to CEO Kevin Systrom, according to NYT. Recode says ...
01:00 am -05 - Wed, January 27, 2016
Engadget Olympus PEN-F camera takes you back in time with its looks
Olympus had a busy 2015, having introduced a number of cameras for people with different levels of expertise. This year, the manufacturer's first announcement was its Stylus TG-870, a ruggedized ...
11:55 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget SF's Yellow Cab blames lawsuits, Uber and Lyft for bankruptcy
San Francisco's Yellow Cab Co-op has filed for bankruptcy, a few weeks after the first reports came out that it was on the verge of doing so. According to San Francisco Examiner, the biggest taxi...
10:56 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget AMD wants to open up PC graphics chips
AMD isn't just depending on ever-faster chipsets to boost graphics performance -- it thinks coders can lend a hand, too. The company's new GPUOpen effort gives developers the kind of open so...
10:17 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget 'Monument Valley' is the latest game soundtrack going vinyl
Monument Valley was one of the most interesting, unique and beautiful games released in 2014 on any platform. Forget that fact that it's "just" a mobile game -- developer UsTwo build an...
09:44 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Ford CEO goes full tech by joining IBM board
Ford CEO Mark Fields has been very vocal about his desire to move the automaker beyond just selling cars to folks. Instead he envisions it becoming a mobility company with pilot programs that offer ca...
08:32 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Pepper the robot is going to staff an entire phone store
Kicking off an event that showcases Softbank's Pepper robot working in a business environment, the Japanese phone carrier says it's going to test it out for itself, announcing a Pepper phone...
08:21 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Platinum is making a 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' game
It's been a bit since we had a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game and an even longer time since we had a good one. But that could soon change when Platinum Games unleashes TMNT: Mutants in Man...
07:34 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Death Star map coming to 'Star Wars: Battlefront' this fall
Get ready, Star Wars: Battlefront buffs -- there's a ton of downloadable content coming your way. For starters, following the release of the Battle of Jakku in December, DICE will add more DLC co...
06:58 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Google drops the Nexus 5X price again, to $299
If the earlier price drop for the Nexus 5X wasn't quite enough to make you pull the trigger, you might want to look again. Google has quietly slashed its official store's price on the 5X on...
06:58 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Valentine's Day sale drops prices on Nexus 6P, 5X
If the earlier price drop for the Nexus 5X wasn't quite enough to make you pull the trigger, you might want to look again. Google has quietly slashed its official store's price on the 5X onc...
06:33 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Neil deGrasse-Tyson blesses a flat-earth rap diss
If you've ever gone deep enough down a Wikipedia or YouTube hole, you know something that many people don't: there are a number of people in the world who believe the Earth is flat. Recently...
06:13 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Dating app Lulu's controversial guy reviews are no more
When Lulu launched over two years ago, its approach to mobile dating raised more than a few eyebrows. Instead of connecting girls with eligible dudes nearby, the app let them share anonymous reviews o...
05:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Apple has 1 billion active devices
Apple's device sales weren't stellar as 2015 wound to a close, but it did cross an important milestone: it now has 1 billion active devices. The figure includes all iOS, Mac, Apple TV and A...
05:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget 'Destiny' player matching focuses more on good connections
Destiny's Crucible multiplayer mode can be a blast... up until you're lumped into a match so laggy that you may lose simply because your rivals keep jumping around. That might not be a probl...
05:28 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Amazon and Netflix go on movie shopping spree at Sundance
As the streaming war rages on over original content, the most active buyers at the Sundance Film Festival aren't traditional studios and distributors. Instead, Amazon and Netflix, both of which t...
05:06 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft just launched an iOS news app for some reason
News apps aren't anything new these days, but that's not stopping Microsoft from taking a shot. News Pro for iPhone and the web comes fresh out of the oven from Microsoft Garage, the company...
04:44 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Apple has another record quarter, but iPhone sales growth slows to a halt
It's going to be very interesting to see Apple spin these financials results. The company just announced its Q1 2016 results, and the company posted recored quarterly revenue and profit of $75.9 ...
04:29 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget 'Five Nights at Freddy's World' removed from Steam
Five Nights at Freddy's, the jump-scare franchise depicted above that YouTubers love to make reaction videos to, has just joined company with Afro Samurai: it's had a release pulled from Ste...
04:07 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Lyft taps Google's Waze maps to make rides more efficient
Looking to keep pace with Uber, Lyft set out to improve the overall experience for both drivers and passengers. Today, the transportation service announced a "first-of-its-kind partnership" ...
03:44 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Google helps you hear directly from presidential candidates
Trying to understand presidential candidates' positions through debates can be an exercise in frustration. You might get a sense of where they stand on the issues... or might watch helplessly as...
03:20 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Firefox gives you push notifications from websites
If you've wanted websites to push notifications whenever there's a big update, you've typically had to use a browser like Chrome or Safari. As of today, though, there's a third op...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget How one illustrator forced Oculus Story Studio to redraw VR
During pre-production on its latest virtual reality short, Dear Angelica, Oculus Story Studio found itself in a peculiar situation: The chosen art style, illustration, had necessitated a design pivot....
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget A 'Hi-Fi' Bluetooth adapter doesn't help Plantronics' new headphones
When it comes to stylish premium headphones, Plantronics probably isn't the first company that comes to mind. It's best known for its PC headsets and Bluetooth earpieces -- not exactly Beats...
01:38 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Fresco News brings its citizen journalism to Apple TV
Now that most of us carry around a camera in our pockets, we're able to provide first-person accounts of breaking news. Fresco News uses iOS and Android apps to source photos and videos from citi...
01:19 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget The Twitch app is down for some PS4 players
The Twitch app on PlayStation 4 has been down since Friday for some users under the error code CE-34878-0. But, fear not, live-streaming PS4 fans: Twitch is on the case."Our team is aware of it a...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget The best coffee grinder
By Cale Guthrie WeissmanThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.A grinder that grinds beans to a uniform...
12:41 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Scientists make a 'true' neural network using brain-like chips
Many people have built brain-like neural networks that can learn on their own, but they're typically using plain old silicon to do it. Wouldn't it be better if the chips themselves were bra...
12:22 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Nanowire discovery may lead to better, cheaper solar cells
Scientists have figured out a standardized way to make nanowires out of perovskite, a material that could one day make solar energy cheap and ubiquitous. Just a few years ago, cells made from the rela...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Singapore's artificial natural paradise
Singapore is one of the most densely-populated states on earth. It's also growing. Through reclamation its landmass has grown by an estimated 24 percent since 1960, with 5 percent (37 square kilo...
11:45 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget 'Dangerous Golf' is a crazy game from the creators of 'Burnout'
The co-founders of Criterion Games, Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward, left the EA-owned property last year to start their own company. We now know that venture as Three Fields Entertainment, which today is ...
11:24 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Japan may relax its drone rules to protect crops
Japan is leery about the threat drones possess after one deposited radioactive material on the home of its Prime Minister. That doesn't mean that the country doesn't recognize their potentia...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Google's Inbox app now has smarter search results
Google's Inbox may take a bit of getting used to, especially if you've been using the plain vanilla Gmail interface for years, but once you dig in there's a lot of powerful and useful f...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win $600 worth of SCOTTeVEST tech wear!
If your New Year's resolution was to get organized, this week's giveaway could definitely help. SCOTTeVEST's (SeV) clothing line keeps your gear at hand without needing a bag, using sta...
10:41 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Sony buys a chip maker to boost its Internet of Things
You probably don't think of Sony as an an Internet of Things company (unless you count light bulb speakers), but it might change your mind soon. The Japanese tech giant just bought Altair Semicon...
10:20 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Spotify video streaming rolls out to Android users
Video streaming has finally arrived to Spotify on Android devices, giving you more to do than just listen to audio. As earlier reports revealed, content is available from providers like NBC, Comedy Ce...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Japan and Trains: The Love Affair
Snowfall causing train delays is nothing new. In the UK, where I'm from, this happens with hilarious, infuriating regularity. But last week, the first snow of 2016 brought Tokyo's central ra...
09:42 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Sherlock Pikachu is the best Pikachu
Nintendo has just announced a new (Japan-only) title starring Pikachu as a world-famous detective. Named Famous Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Partnership (translated by our Japan-based editor)...
09:21 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Uber is using smartphone data to alert it to bad drivers
Although Uber's review system allows both riders and drivers to submit feedback on a recent journey, it can be hard for the company to know what really happened. Did a driver constantly break the...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Livestream your next GoPro video through Periscope
Those Periscope livestreams on Twitter are about to get a bit more eXtreme (note the uppercase X). Or at least you'll have a front row seat to someone wiping out. Today Periscope and GoPro announ...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: California water woes, VR arcade life and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: California adjusted the details in the project to address the water crisis in the state by diverting water, called WaterFix. VR gaming is being visualized at Sundance a...
08:32 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget 'Ghost In The Shell' wants you! (..for Japan's cybersecurity)
Ghost In the Shell questions what it is to be human (or not), but they also usually nab the bad guys in Tokyo's fictional near-future, filled with cybercriminals. Now Japan's legit, real NIS...
08:30 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget A closer look at Sky Q
Sky's hardware hasn't changed a great deal since the Sky+HD set-top box debuted nearly 10 years ago. Viewing habits, on the other hand, couldn't be more different. Catch-up and streamin...
07:50 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Cassini starts preparing for its sensational grand finale
Cassini, the spacecraft responsible for spectacular images of Saturn and its moons, is expected to dive into Saturn's atmosphere and burn up on September 15th, 2017. To prepare for this grand fin...
07:10 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget BBC Three's online relaunch starts with new shows and sites
BBC Three is undergoing its wildest metamorphosis to date as it prepares to close its TV channel and move its operations entirely online. That means plenty of new shows and a new means of distribution...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Garmin's TruSwing golf sensor can help you improve your game
Data-tracking sensors are becoming popular across the world of sports. In golf, we've seen this type of technology before from startups like Zepp, which created a swing analyzer that attaches to ...
06:32 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget A drone that can fly, float and dive underwater
In the future, there will be no escape from robotic observation. Proof (if proof were needed) comes in the form of Loon Copter, a drone developed by Oakland University's Embedded Systems Research...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Chris Chibnall is in charge of 'Doctor Who,' and it's British TV's fault
The news that Chris Chibnall was going to replace Steven Moffat as the man in charge of Doctor Who wasn't one I relished hearing. After all, Chibnall lacks the pedigree of both his predecessors, ...
05:49 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget LG's weak mobile sales drag down profits again
The weak smartphone market is reportedly affecting even Apple, but it's proving especially difficult for second tier players like LG, which has recently seen meager profits turn into losses. The ...
05:05 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Dixons Carphone to close 11 percent of UK stores
The British high street is a difficult place to compete. Dixons Carphone, the company behind Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse, knows that all too well after announcing plans to shutter 134 stor...
04:45 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Barclays confirms it'll support Apple Pay by mid-April
Since it came to Britain in July 2015, Apple Pay has made slow and steady progress, with 15 banks or credit card issuers now supporting the service. However, in that time, Barclays has done nothing bu...
04:45 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Barclays confirms it'll support Apple Pay by April
Since it came to Britain in July 2015, Apple Pay has made slow and steady progress, with 15 banks or credit card issuers now supporting the service. However, in that time, Barclays has done nothing bu...
03:13 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Twitter VIPs don't see as many ads as everybody else
Twitter's most prominent members have apparently been enjoying an ad-free (or an almost ad-free) experience these past few months. According to Recode, the microblogging website has started exper...
01:42 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget Sony creates a new company to run everything PlayStation
Okay, so this is kind of weird: Sony just announced that it's spinning off PlayStation into its own separate company, dubbed Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. It combines Sony Computer Entertai...
12:41 am -05 - Tue, January 26, 2016
Engadget 'Meeky Mill' makes a game out of current rap feuds
In case you haven't been keeping up with the life of rapper Meek Mill, he's had a tough go of it over the last six months or so. After Meek accused Drake of using a ghostwriter on hit songs ...
11:15 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Tesla Autopilot promo shows what it can do for your commute
Why let fans make the videos when you can do it yourself? Tesla Motors just made public a new video -- if it ever runs as a TV ad, it could be the company's first one -- promoting it Autopilot fe...
10:37 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget 'Sound wave tweezers' can move cells around for 3D bioprinting
A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon, MIT and Penn State University have developed a different kind of tweezers, one that can move single cells around without damaging them. That's because ...
09:17 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Marvin Minksy, A.I. pioneer, dies of brain hemorrhage at 88
The world lost one of its brightest minds to a brain hemorrhage recently; Marvin Minsky was 88 when he passed on Sunday night. A World War II veteran, his life's work was essentially creating and...
09:17 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Marvin Minsky, A.I. pioneer, dies of brain hemorrhage at 88
The world lost one of its brightest minds to a brain hemorrhage recently; Marvin Minsky was 88 when he passed on Sunday night. A World War II veteran, his life's work was essentially creating and...
08:34 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Sprint lets go 2,500 employees in cost-cutting measure
Sprint indicated a couple of months ago that layoffs were coming to its organization. Today, that finally happened, as at least 2,500 people were laid off from the company. According to Reuters, most ...
07:59 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'X-Files,' 'Suits,' and 'The Witness'
You've had 24 hours to absorb the return of The X-Files, and now it's time for episode number two. The other big highlight for this week is Jonathan Blow's new game, The Witness, arrivi...
07:29 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's iPhone keyboard has a one-handed mode
Microsoft isn't just porting its Windows smartphone keyboard to iOS verbatim -- it's spicing things up in the process. Both Windows blogger Paul Thurrott and The Verge understand that iPhon...
06:52 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Foursquare helps you ask friends for travel advice
It's a familiar problem: you're heading to an unfamiliar city and looking for things to do, but you'd rather not ask each and every friend in the area for advice. What do you turn to? ...
05:58 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Nicki Minaj and Will.i.am backed the 'perfect' bullying app
Hip-hop artists Nicki Minaj and Will.i.am are under fire for investing in an app, called Blindspot, that's said to encourage bullying. Launched last month for Android and iOS, the application let...
05:08 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget New stem cell treatment could 'cure' type 1 diabetes
Researchers at MIT and Harvard figured out how to produce pancreatic beta cells -- the ones that produce insulin -- in large quantities back in 2014. The same intercollegiate team announced in the jou...
04:44 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Two major visual effects studios join forces for VR push
Digital Domain, the visual effects studios that brought you feature films like the Transformers series, the X-Men series, Iron Man 3 and Her, has announced that it's acquiring an 85 percent stake...
04:15 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Web link crashes Safari on your iPhone or Mac
You've probably run into websites (or buggy browsers) that have inadvertently bogged down your devices, but there's one lurking out there that causes very intentional grief. If you visit cr...
03:33 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Gene-modified autistic monkeys could lead to a cure for humans
There's little doubt that gene editing could be one of the greatest advances in medical science, since it might let you "turn off" conditions. However, the way you test that editing is...
03:11 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Apple TV software update adds missing Podcasts app
Apple has a host of notable updates coming for iOS, the Apple Watch and the new Apple TV. But in the meantime, the company has just released tvOS 9.1.1, a relatively minor bug fix update that nonethel...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: So this is the New Year
It's widely accepted that with a new year comes new beginnings and now that 2016 is upon us, we're taking that as an open door to shake things up at Public Access. We've been planning ...
02:48 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Amazon wants to integrate its services with your smartphone
Just because the Fire phone bombed in spectacular fashion doesn't mean that Amazon is giving up on smartphones altogether. Sources for The Information understand that Amazon is talking to Androi...
02:26 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Google donates $5.3 million in Chromebooks for refugees
To give some of the millions of refugees in Europe access to education and asylum application information, Google is equipping nonprofits in Germany with Chromebooks. The company announced a $5.3 mill...
01:32 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget The next political speech you hear may be written by an AI
Humanity has made huge advancements in chatbot technology over the past few years. Artificial Intelligence systems can now imitate Philip K Dick, write convincing thinkpiece pitches and even pass the ...
01:10 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget It looks like Google wants to make its own VR hardware
Google is going all-in on virtual reality hardware, if a few recent job postings are anything to go by. Road to VR spotted a handful of consumer-focused VR jobs up for grabs at Google, including a Har...
12:50 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Pokemon's Super Bowl ad is the very best
We're still a few weeks out from Super Bowl 50, but we've already been blessed with one of the most absurd &mdash; and amazing &mdash; ads of the season. To commemorate the franchise...
12:50 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Pokmon's Super Bowl ad is the very best
We're still a few weeks out from Super Bowl 50, but we've already been blessed with one of the most absurd &mdash; and amazing &mdash; ads of the season. To commemorate the franchise...
12:15 pm -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Google Play Games no longer needs a Google account
Google's plan to scrub Google+ requirements just went one step further. Sometime this year, Google Play Games will no longer require a Google+ account to function -- you can just use a basic Goo...
11:46 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget The new 4-inch iPhone may pack a speedy A9 chip
That rumored new 4-inch iPhone, the iPhone 5se, may not just be an iPhone 6 in a smaller case. In a follow-up rumor, 9to5Mac's sources claim that the compact phone is "more likely" to ...
11:25 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Cortana helps you keep deadlines by scanning your email
Remember telling Ted in accounting that you'd get the Tuttle figures over by Wednesday morning? No? Well, Cortona does -- it can now read your emails and remind you of any written commitments. Mi...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget 'Street Fighter V' will feature the series' first full story mode
Street Fighter V will launch in just a few weeks, but Capcom's already sharing details about the game's long-term content strategy to keep players hooked. Perhaps the most notable announceme...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget 'Street Fighter V' creator says his game is meant for pros and noobs alike
Street Fighter IV was a textbook case of how to breathe new life into an aging franchise. Led by Capcom's enthusiastic and passionate Yoshinori Ono, the 2008 release was designed to be a spiritua...
10:53 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Blinkbox Music's user database was just sold to... JD Sports
Of Tesco's three ailing digital Blinkbox services, its e-book store appeared to be the only one that would go gently into that good night. Eventually, it did, while Blinkbox Movies found a new ow...
10:44 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget 'The Martian' VFX reel shows how they put Matt Damon on Mars
If you want a reminder of why The Martian was nominated for a best visual effects Oscar, check out this highlight reel from MPC, the lead VFX company for the film. While the film was shot in an actual...
10:26 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Snapchat leak hints at a bid to fight Facebook Messenger
Snapchat has had features like live video calls for a while, but you almost wouldn't know it from the interface -- it's still built around those one-at-a-time photo and video messages. Howe...
10:05 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Amazon accused of handing out its users' personal data
Eric Springer is not happy, mostly because he believes that Amazon let a nefarious type get at his account. In a blog over at Medium, Springer revealed that he was the victim of a "social enginee...
09:44 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Tokyo police are taking 3D mugshots of suspects
Security camera footage isn't always that useful for identifying suspects, even if you know who it's likely to be. What good is a mugshot when video shows the crook's head tilted down?...
09:25 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Theranos could be in trouble with Medicare regulators
Federal regulators have found problems at one of Theranos' labs, according to The Wall Street Journal's sources. The Silicon Valley startup, famous for its blood tests that require just a fi...
09:03 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Most of your Facebook friends couldn't care less about you
Even if you have thousands of Facebook friends, you can probably only count on a handful in a pinch, according to a new study. The author, anthropologist Robin Dunbar, should know. He's the guy w...
08:29 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Spotify's video service launches on Android this week
It's been a long time coming, but it looks like Spotify is about to launch its video service this week, starting with Android. Rumors that the Swedish music-streaming giant would move into video ...
07:35 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget 'Mighty No. 9' is delayed. Again.
Mighty No. 9, the crowdfunded game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, has been delayed for a third time. The long-awaited title has become the poster-child for how not to run a Kickstarter campaign....
07:13 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget UK councils given 40 million to boost electric car numbers
UK electric car sales might be on the rise, but the government believes the public still needs convincing that plug-in vehicles are the future. As part of its Go Ultra Low City Scheme, councils in Lon...
06:32 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Tesla wants a factory in China, and fast
Ahead of his participation in a Hong Kong technology forum tomorrow, the ever so busy Elon Musk has managed to take some time out to give us an update on how Tesla's doing in Greater China. Witho...
06:06 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Explore New York's Guggenheim museum with Google's help
When it isn't capturing (tiny) city streets and picturesque locations, Google's Street View team also catalogs the collections of some of the world's most iconic cultural buildings. Wit...
04:44 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Patriot's Surface tablets break down during AFC title match
Microsoft paid the NFL a fortune to have teams use its Surface Pro 3 tablets on the sidelines, but it likely wasn't thrilled with the publicity it got on Sunday. During the AFC championship game,...
04:44 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Patriots' Surface tablets break down during AFC title game
Microsoft paid the NFL a fortune to have teams use its Surface Pro 3 tablets on the sidelines, but it likely wasn't thrilled with the publicity it got on Sunday. During the AFC championship game,...
02:51 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Floating Bonsai trees are better than floating speakers
Floating things on magnets makes most things cooler. Bonsai trees are certainly no exception. Kickstarter project "Air Bonsai" combines together magnetic levitation, wee plants and tradition...
01:14 am -05 - Mon, January 25, 2016
Engadget Hubble shows some of the galaxy's biggest, brightest stars
The Hubble Space Telescope still isn't done providing insights and pretty pictures -- far from it. Researchers have published a composite Hubble image showing the massive, extra-bright stars of ...
11:12 pm -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget The internet is making public grieving acceptable again
Grieving used to be a public affair, but it was gradually suppressed in the 20th century as psychology made those outward displays socially unacceptable. Death and loss were things you were supposed t...
09:40 pm -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Lockheed Martin works on smaller, more powerful telescope tech
To make space telescopes more powerful, scientists would have to make their lenses larger. The bad news is it's not only tricky to make huge lenses (remember Hubble's spherical aberration?),...
08:09 pm -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Donald Rumsfeld helped make an iPhone game
Like him or hate him, Donald Rumsfeld has been a jack of all trades -- and apparently, that now includes mobile games. The veteran politician has teamed up with programmers to release Churchill Solita...
06:36 pm -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Watch how 'Star Wars' turns people into CG characters
Heads-up: spoliers ahead. It's not shocking to hear that the frequently practical visual effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are still loaded with computer graphics, but you might be surpris...
05:01 pm -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Twitter is reportedly losing some of its top executives
It's not a good day if you're part of Twitter's top brass. Recode sources claim that multiple executives are leaving the social network, including senior engineering VP Alex Roetter, g...
05:01 pm -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Twitter is reportedly losing some of its top executives (updated)
It's not a good day if you're part of Twitter's top brass. Recode sources claim that multiple executives are leaving the social network, including senior engineering VP Alex Roetter, gl...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget The VR arcade of the future will look something like this
I knew I was on solid ground. I knew that no matter if I misstepped, I wouldn't fall hundreds of feet, plummeting to my death in some CG-Egyptian ruin. And yet, I was shaky, desperately reaching ...
02:03 pm -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Samsung is opening a VR studio in New York City
The library of things you can play and watch on a Gear VR headset is growing, but Samsung doesn't think it's growing quickly enough -- it wants to help make some of that content, too. The c...
12:32 pm -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Apple and Google surprise Daimler with their progress on cars
You'd think that the head of Daimler would have little to worry about from Silicon Valley right now given his company's technological progress, but there is apparently a good reason to be ne...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Up, up and away
We've seen a number of historic announcements regarding the future of autonomous flight this week. Amazon promised 30-minute deliveries via its fleet of flying horses. DHL tried its best to demon...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Fisker Karma gets a price cut, and more!
Architects are constantly pushing boundaries to redefine what buildings can do. Baca Architects just unveiled the UK's first "amphibious house," which is able to rise up and float when ...
06:31 am -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Donald Trump gets his own blustery programming language
Have you ever wondered what code would look like if it were dictated by a presidential candidate's grandiose statements rather than such radical concepts as accuracy and logic? No? Well, you'...
01:58 am -05 - Sun, January 24, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Selfie app now shares your iPhone self-portraits
The whole point of Microsoft's Selfie app for iPhones is to share your pretty face (albeit an ideal, algorithmically-modified version of it) with the world, but you haven't had an easy way t...
11:38 pm -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget Scientists figure out how to create affordable smart windows
Imagine having the power to tweak your windows' opacity depending on the weather. That's one application a group of MIT scientists believe they've made possible by conjuring up an equat...
10:05 pm -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget FBI Dark Web hacks were a part of a global child porn bust
That FBI hacking initiative that caught 1,500 pedophiles on the Dark Web? It was just the tip of the iceberg. Motherboard has discovered that the operation was just one part of Operation Pacifier, a...
08:33 pm -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget Harvard will take a close look at the brain to build better AIs
There's no AI that can learn as fast as the human brain -- at least not yet -- but Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to change that. The government organization has g...
07:04 pm -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget Consumer Reports backs Fitbit accuracy despite lawsuit
Given that there's a lawsuit over the accuracy of Fitbit trackers' heart rate monitors, you might be wondering how trustworthy those wearables really are. Should you buy a chest strap if you...
05:32 pm -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget Feds change up how they do background checks after OPM hack
The White House is taking steps to prevent another massive security breach that can compromise the information of future federal employees. It plans to replace (and absorb) the Office of Personnel Man...
04:01 pm -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget Google will pay the UK $185 million in back taxes
Like other tech giants, Google has been accused of using legal loopholes to avoid paying many of the taxes it owes... and it's now tackling some of those claims head-on. Its parent company Alpha...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's DIY Novena laptop, part 3
When we left Ben three weeks ago, he encountered a problem with the open-source Novena laptop build. Now, watch how Felix and Ben circumvent the need for a breakout board now that the time has finally...
01:03 pm -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget Astronaut Scott Kelly hosts a Reddit Q&A from space at 4PM ET
You may have seen some interesting Reddit Q&amp;A sessions in your day, but you probably haven't seen one like this. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is hosting an Ask Me Anything session at 4PM E...
11:30 am -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget OnePlus' Icon earbuds are solid but overhyped
My commute to Engadget's New York office sucks. At around two hours on a good day, it's far worse than any of my colleagues' (Terrence's is pretty bad too, but it also involves pos...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Will high-tech fighter jets replace pilots?
The Last Fighter PilotKevin Gray,Popular ScienceForgive us for missing this one during the holiday rush, but Popular Science's look at what the high-tech F-35 fighter jet could mean for combat pi...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Self-warming concrete, underwater robot and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Curling up with a fireplace and a bottle of whiskey is now a little less depressing, now that we know self-heating concrete is on the way. Still a research project in N...
03:10 am -05 - Sat, January 23, 2016
Engadget Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin sent its rocket to space... again
As Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos continue their battle to develop re-usable rocket technology first, the Amazon man's company has news to announce tonight. Its video shows its New Shepard rocket -- th...
11:27 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget 'Dragon Age' lead writer David Gaider leaves BioWare
You might not know his name, but if you've played a game from BioWare in the past seventeen years chances are pretty high that writer David Gaider had a hand in it. Specifically, the Dragon Age s...
08:33 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Venus flytraps are far from 'dumb'
When I was a kid, I had a Venus flytrap that lived all of about a week. I couldn't figure out why it hadn't eaten the morsel of raw hamburger I'd put in its "mouth," and it di...
07:20 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Apple's 'Titan' car project loses its leader
Apple has allegedly been working on its own version of the electric/autonomous car for the past few years. Unfortunately, 'Project "Titan' leader, Steve Zadesky is leaving the company f...
06:19 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget The Wii U finally has its own shadow puppet simulator
After more than a year of being available on Steam, Shadow Puppeteer is ready to take its adventure over to the Wii U. The award-winning independent title, developed by Sarepta studio, will be hitting...
05:21 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo can tell you movie times and NFL scores
Amazon keeps making its Echo speaker better and better. The device, powered by the retailer's Alexa voice recognition technology, is now getting an update that allows it to give more info about m...
04:56 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget House Speaker livestreams snowstorm with world's worst soundtrack
During an election year, politics can get extra annoying. Opponents slamming each other on TV and Twitter. Donald Trump screaming "loser" every five minutes. So House Speaker Paul Ryan decid...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget The RSA keynotes: A cautionary tale
On February 29, thousands of cybersecurity professionals will flood San Francisco's Moscone Center for the RSA Conference, one of the security industry's largest and most authoritative event...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Apple's 4-inch iPhone is reportedly a 6 in a 5S case
It's right around that time of year when iPhone rumors start heating up and 2016 is no exception. Earlier this week, there were rumors floating around that Apple could be working on a 4-inch iPho...
03:14 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Researchers are training computers to recognize sarcasm on Twitter
Twitter contains multitudes. On any given day you'll find earnest and passionate rumination, breaking news and analysis, silly hashtag games, horribly abusive idiots spewing hate and much, much m...
02:50 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Leap Motion is perfecting natural hand gestures for VR
As immersive as virtual reality can be, you're still left holding awkwardly shaped controllers in your hands -- a reminder that you're still very much in the real world. But what if instead ...
02:23 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget World's first 'gamer hotel' opens in Amsterdam
The first hotel dedicated to serving gamers has opened for business in Amsterdam. The Arcade Hotel, as it is named, is located in the city's De Pijp area. It each of its 36 rooms includes gratis ...
01:57 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget NSA director: 'Encryption is foundational to the future'
While the US government continues to argue the pros and cons of encryption, one official is actually defending the practice. NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers said Thursday encryption is "foundati...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Intel Compute Stick review (2016): Second time's a charm
I had high hopes for Intel's original Compute Stick, but it ended up being a massive disappointment. Sure, it was cool to have a fully functional computer the size of a few thumb drives. But it w...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Intel Compute Stick review (2016): Second time's the charm
I had high hopes for Intel's original Compute Stick, but it ended up being a massive disappointment. Sure, it was cool to have a fully functional computer the size of a few thumb drives. But it w...
01:09 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Helicopter and six-wheeler make a mean, crewless recon team
Why send humans into dangerous territory when you can send unmanned helicopters and six-wheelers instead? In an impressive mashup of autonomous transportation, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and air...
12:45 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget The best superzoom camera
By Amadou DialloThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.After more than 40 hours of researching and spending several day...
12:27 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry wants you to know its phones are cool
People say you must love yourself in order to be loved by others, and that's exactly what BlackBerry's trying to do. The manufacturer recently posted a blog highlighting how many times its d...
12:04 pm -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Atari Vault collection brings 100 classic games to Steam
It's been a long time since Atari was a dominant force in video games. The company rarely makes an impression on the industry these days, but there's no questioning the impact it had on the ...
11:47 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook uses 3D Touch to preview links, profiles and photos
Facebook already let owners of the latest iPhones take advantage of' 3D touch in iOS for post shortcuts. With a staggered rollout, the social network is now releasing more features that leverage ...
11:25 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Honda's hydrogen car costs $500 a month, if you can find one
Hydrogen vehicle technology still faces many technical hurdles, but there's a slight chance early adopters can buy Honda's latest model. The company revealed that it will start selling the C...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget It's a conspiracy! You want to believe
"This video was originally posted on February 20, 2008 by YouTube user NibiruShock2012. The original producer of this video was compromised and his account stolen by an impostor. This has been fu...
10:45 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's 1TB Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 now available
If you've been holding out on a Surface Book or Surface Pro 4 with more storage, you're in luck. Microsoft announced 1TB versions of both are now up for sale in its web store. The duo also p...
10:30 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Happy third birthday, Vine, here's what's trending
Vine celebrates its third birthday on January 24th, and in just three years the platform has become a cornerstone of pop culture. These days, memes just don't happen unless they got their start o...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget For VR to be truly immersive, it needs convincing sound to match
I'm staring at a large iron door in a dimly lit room. "Hey," a voice says, somewhere on my right. "Hey buddy, you there?" It's a heavily masked humanoid. He proceeds to t...
09:42 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Smart mat can help diabetics prevent amputations
A Jackson State University professor challenged his engineering students to develop a technology that solves a problem for their senior project. And one particular group decided to create a smart mat ...
09:19 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Japan Display reignites rumors of an OLED iPhone
OLED displays are better than their LCD counterparts, thanks to their lower power draw and much greater picture quality. Despite this, Apple is one of the few companies that's remained staunchly ...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The death-proof car, rat gambling addiction and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Volvo just pledged to build a 'deathproof' automobile by 2020 that will include adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection. By 'deathproof,' i...
08:31 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget France wants to fix the terrible AZERTY keyboard
When I first encountered a French AZERTY keyboard as an ex-pat, I thought "this isn't so bad." The letter layout is similar to QWERTY, so I reckoned that typing in fran&ccedil;ais w...
07:24 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Skype hides IP addresses to protect users from online trolls
Let's be honest: it's pretty hard to find someone who will be genuinely happy for you when you win something. When it comes to online gaming, however, that probability falls to zero. Losing ...
05:52 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Psychedelic love arrives on PS4 in time for Valentine's Day
Let's say you were gazing longingly at your PC and Xbox One owning friends when Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime released on those platforms last year. Despite all the killer couch co-op games at ...
04:40 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Google paid Apple $1 billion to be the default search on iOS
$1 billion. That's how much Google paid Apple in 2014 to be the default search app on the iPhone, according to court transcripts obtained by Bloomberg. As you might imagine, neither company is to...
04:05 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon UK will take 10 off any order over 50 today
Here's a little deal that we think you should know about; for today only, if you place an order over &pound;50 on Amazon UK you can get &pound;10 off. Simple, right? The company says it&#...
03:03 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget Climb Europe's highest peak on Google Street View
Someday we might be able to explore Machu Picchu or walk around the plains of New Zealand ourselves. But climb a steep, icy mountain that's known as the highest peak in the European Union? Yeah, ...
12:48 am -05 - Fri, January 22, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent Sync adds ability to make encrypted folders
BitTorrent has released a new version of its Sync peer-to-peer app, and its biggest feature is the encrypted folder. Any data you keep in one will be encrypted, whether you choose to place it on cloud...
11:06 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Kickstarter lets you crowdfund from your Android device
Kickstarter released its Android app today, which is probably great news for crowdfunding creators but terrifying news for your wallet. The app focuses on helping you discover new projects, and it fea...
10:19 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Upcoming 'Zelda' amiibo unlocks a challenge dungeon
There have been a few rumblings regarding what was going on with March 4th's Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD amiibo, but now Nintendo's made the rumors official. With the Wolf Link amii...
09:50 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Tinder's STD-awareness webpage helps it save face
Presumably, we all learned about it in health class: sexual encounters with strangers brings with it the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. Stay safe, use protection and get tested. Now, Tinder is...
09:22 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Android earned Google $22 billion in profit, says Oracle
Who'd have thought that we'd learn just how profitable Android is from Oracle's lawyer during a court proceeding against Google? According to Bloomberg, Oracle Atty. Annette Hurst has r...
08:53 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Apple hires an expert in virtual and augmented reality tech
Apple hasn't shown off anything like HoloLens, Cardboard, PlayStation VR, Gear VR or Oculus Rift yet, but there's something in the works. The Financial Times reports that Apple hired one of ...
07:22 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget SpaceX Dragon capsule proves it can hover
SpaceX is never shy to share the latest advancements of those snazzy Crew Dragon capsules, even if things don't always go as planned. Now, Elon Musk's firm is providing details from a test t...
06:57 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: A 1TB Samsung SSD, 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...
06:11 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Netflix is blocking Australian users who access US content
Last week, Netflix said it would be bringing down the hammer on people who use VPNs (or other similar means) to access geo-restricted content. And, by the looks of it, the streaming titan isn't w...
05:49 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Remix Massive Attack's new songs with a sensor-aware iPhone app
It's been quite a while (2010 to be exact) since Massive Attack dropped an album. But they're back with a new tour and more importantly new music. But instead of just dropping a few singles ...
05:23 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget California lawmaker wants to ban phone encryption in 2017
California lawmaker, State Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), has introduced a bill that would effectively ban the sale of mobile devices that have encryption on by default beginning in 2017. The bill, AB...
04:55 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Sandberg says a 'like' attack can help fight ISIS
One way to combat terrorist organizations such as ISIS on the internet, according to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, could be to engage in a so-called "like" attack. At a panel on the World Ec...
04:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Scientists use synthetic skin to test box jelly sting remedies
Box Jellyfish kill more people worldwide each year than sharks. That's why a team of researchers from the University of Hawaii at Mnoa are working to develop an effective first aid treatment for ...
04:06 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's new alarm app wakes you with physical challenges
Microsoft introduced a new alarm clock app to the Play Store on Thursday that aims to rouse even the VanWinklest of sleepers. The Mimicker Alarm, as it's called, presents the user with three &quo...
03:44 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Ai Weiwei's recent London art exhibit is available in VR
If you missed Ai Weiwei's recent exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, don't fret. The work of the filmmaker, photographer and sculptor is available online in 360-degree video. An ...
03:24 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget 'Journey Live' blends video games with the symphony stage
Journey is going on tour. No, not the band -- the innovative PlayStation 3 game, Journey, and Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble are embarking on a tour that blends gaming with live, reactive music. ...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget For Under Armour, health tracking is more than a wristband
Under Armour's pitch got me excited. Rather than dropping another fitness tracker on the world, the company had a vision. An ecosystem more robust than the competition and geared toward athletes,...
02:41 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Google's mobile app gets more detailed weather info on Android
You can now get more detailed info about the weather from Google's standalone Android app. In an effort to help people better prepare, the search giant has revamped its interface with new climate...
02:23 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget IBM buys Ustream to power its new video services division
Well, that was fast. Hours after reports surfaced that IBM was planning to nab video livestreaming company Ustream, the deal is official. The internet broadcast outfit will join IBM's new Cloud V...
02:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Xbox One adds backwards compatibility for 'Witcher 2' and more
Microsoft is keen to make its Xbox One Backward Compatibility as robust as possible. The feature, which lets users play Xbox 360 titles on Microsoft's latest console, continues to grow thanks to ...
01:40 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Use your Apple Pencil to draw all over Microsoft Office apps
Microsoft has rolled out support for the Apple Pencil in its iOS version of Office, allowing iPad Pro users to scribble to their heart's content across spreadsheets, documents and presentations. ...
01:21 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Vote for Microsoft's trio of HoloLens app finalists
After some 5,000 entries, Microsoft has narrowed down the field by picking the finalists for its HoloLens app pitch-off. Voting opens at noon Pacific today and your choices include the following: &quo...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook optimizes 360-degree videos for VR
Facebook's preparing for a time when virtual reality headsets are more common, especially since the Oculus Rift will soon be released to the public. In an effort to make VR experiences posted on ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Teenage Engineering's new pocket synths mine the sounds of the '80s
Until last year, buying a Teenage Engineering synthesizer meant spending hundreds of dollars. But the Pocket Operator series that debuted at NAMM in 2015 changed that equation by putting the company&#...
12:45 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Princeton researchers find security flaws in IoT devices
One of the main concerns about the so-called Internet of Things is security, and the recent findings of researchers at Princeton won't help ease the anxiety. Researchers at the university's ...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Traveling through time with 'Braid' creator Jonathan Blow
In the world of independent games, there is "before Braid" and "after Braid." Before this game hit Xbox Live Arcade in 2008, "indies" were barely a blip on the industry&#...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Dropbox just released a native Windows 10 app for tablets
Dropbox teamed up with Microsoft back in 2014, and since then many of the new features the company has introduced have focused around that partnership. You can now access files stored in Dropbox throu...
11:21 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Fender now offers musicians guitar gear and headphones
If you're looking for some affordable in-ear monitors and a new guitar, Fender's got you covered. The company joined fellow guitar maker Gibson in a product category we all should've se...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget 16 states unveil privacy protection measures
While US lawmakers and Congress beg tech companies to give them encrypted user data access, many states are going in a different direction. With help from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), si...
10:42 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Researcher warns of backdoor in GCHQ-developed encryption
The UK government's spy agency stands accused of developing and promoting an encryption standard for voice calls which includes a backdoor, allowing it to conduct "undetectable mass surveill...
10:21 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget 'Prison Architect' is coming to consoles this spring
Incarceration simulator Prison Architect is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game, developed by Introversion Software, was independently crowdfunded a few years back and has been a ...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget 6 buildings that you can sled, ski and snowboard on
By Cat DiStasioSnow sports are wildly popular around the globe -- even in regions with no winter to speak of. No matter, because architects and engineers have joined forces to create ski and snowboard...
09:42 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Google denies Linux flaw is a serious Android security issue
Red Hat and security company Perception Point recently revealed a Linux flaw they say could affect servers, PCs and up to 66 percent of Android phones on the market. The vulnerability directly affects...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget BBC Micro:bit delayed further due to 'fine-tuning' issues
The BBC launched the "Make it Digital" campaign early last year as a multi-pronged effort to get our young ones interested in coding and other creative pursuits within technology. A key piec...
09:21 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget 'Exploding Kittens' comes to iOS with local multiplayer
The Exploding Kittens card game became an overnight sensation thanks to Kickstarter, and now it's on your smartphone. Available on iOS now, and Android "soon," the multiplayer-only game...
09:05 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget 'Twin Peaks' will air on Sky as part of big new Showtime deal
In its bid to deliver high quality programming, Sky often inks deals with US networks to bring popular TV shows to the UK. Its tie-up with HBO, for example, allows millions of Brits to watch new episo...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Mind-controlled prosthetics, architect ants and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Johns Hopkins University researchers surgically repositioned a patient's nerves and also implanted a prosthetic adapter to use mind control on his prosthetic arm. ...
08:25 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget The US is looking into exploding self-balancing skateboards
The US Consumer Safety Product Commission has announced that it's launching a large-scale enquiry into the safety of self-balancing skateboards. The devices' propensity to spontaneously comb...
07:55 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget IBM might buy live video service UStream for $130 million
The first name that comes to mind when you hear "live-streaming video" might be Twitch, but even despite how that service has grown, it isn't exactly something you'd use for video ...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Garmin launches a fitness watch for watersports
Garmin has built a version of its Fenix 3 multi-sport fitness watch that's capable of being used for marine activity. The Quatix 3 takes everything you know and love about the aforementioned devi...
06:30 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Watch a drone autonomously land on a moving car
The German Aerospace Center has recently demonstrated a technique that enables UAVs to touch down on top of moving cars. And let's just say, if there were a modern version of Knight Rider, we ima...
06:20 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay comes to Android and more UK stores
If there's anything Brits enjoy more than an orderly queue, it's skipping one. That's what the Mobile Order &amp; Pay feature in Starbucks' mobile app is all about, allowing yo...
06:04 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget UK ISPs told adverts must feature clearer pricing
If you've ever gone on the hunt for a new internet provider, you'll know how hard it can be to glean pricing information from adverts. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK'...
05:35 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget China's Twitter will expand text limit to 2,000 characters
China's version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, also plans to expand its messages' capacity from 140 characters to 2,000. Unlike its American counterpart that's still thinking about it, though,...
04:23 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Apple to open its first European app training center in Italy
In its bid to keep the App Store full of interesting and profitable apps, Apple has announced it's opening its first iOS Developer Center in Naples, Italy. The center will operate as a formal tra...
03:58 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Space balloon company finds a home in Arizona
Arizona's Pima County residents could soon brag about having a cool space balloon port, according to TechCrunch. The county's local government has agreed to award World View $14.5 million to...
02:44 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Foxconn trumps Japanese rival in $5.2 billion bid for Sharp
Sharp may have mounds of debt and falling sales, but it has one thing that China's Foxconn doesn't -- display technology used by Apple and others. That's reportedly why Foxconn has bid ...
02:08 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook wants Sports Stadium to host your big game chatter
Just in time for Super Bowl 50, Facebook is launching a new feature aimed squarely at sports fans called Sports Stadium. While most of us are already watching the game with one eye on our social netwo...
01:29 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget ESPN exec: Sling TV 'significant' but Apple is 'frustrated'
ESPN has come of age in the cable era, but as internet TV grows and cord-cutting continues, its future is suddenly fuzzy. President John Skipper talked to the Wall Street Journal and commented a bit a...
12:01 am -05 - Thu, January 21, 2016
Engadget GM gets serious about car-sharing with new 'Maven' service
Move over, Zipcar. General Motors just announced the launch of Maven, a new car-sharing service meant to ease personal transport woes. Public transit is great (when it works anyway), but some situatio...
11:01 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Air Force drones had a record number of crashes last year
The Air Force has a huge drone problem that's costing the military division a pretty penny. A total of 20 drones were completely destroyed or sustained at least $2 million in damages when they cr...
10:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Drone sets record for carrying the heaviest cargo ever
A team of engineers from the University of Oslo recently set a Guinness world record by lifting a 61 kilogram load with nothing but remote-controlled drones. Or rather, one gigantic Voltron-esque mult...
09:57 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Skype for Android lets you schedule calls, open Office files
Skype is constantly getting new tools to make call-related tasks easier, and today the Android version received two more. First, there's now an option for scheduling calls in the mobile app. Sele...
09:41 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget 'Mortal Kombat XL' is loaded with characters and skin packs
NetherRealm's found a new way to milk its beloved creation Mortal Kombat X. Today, the studio revealed a version of the title dubbed Mortal Kombat XL, which includes the main game and all downloa...
09:06 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget 2015 was the hottest year on record
If you needed further signs that humans are likely warming the planet, you just got it. NASA and NOAA have independently determined that Earth surface temperatures in 2015 were the hottest since recor...
08:33 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget UberX can pick you up from Los Angeles International Airport
Lyft may have beaten Uber to the punch on offering ridesharing pickups from Los Angeles International Airport, but its lead will be short lived. As of January 21st at 8AM local time, you can order an ...
08:07 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget YouTube's looking to cash in early on Super Bowl 50 ads
With Super Bowl 50 set to kick off on Sunday, February 7th, YouTube doesn't want advertisers waiting until then to debut their highly anticipated commercials. As part of a major push for its AdBl...
07:46 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget UberEats is coming to 10 more towns
Uber announced on Wednesday that it is expanding the number of cities served by its beta UberEats program. The service enables users to order food from local restaurants and have it delivered by Uber ...
07:34 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Former Mozilla CEO's browser blocks (and replaces) web ads
Let's say you're Brendan Eich, the former CEO of Mozilla -- an organization that thrives on internet privacy. What would you do? If you guessed "build a privacy-minded web browser,&qu...
07:18 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget A 'self-propelling' stroller just launched on Indiegogo
By Carly Okyle, Entrepreneur StaffAttention tech-loving parents everywhere: the stroller of the future is looking for backers to push it past its crowdfunding goal. The Smartbe Stroller, an intelligen...
06:52 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget DARPA wants to build wetware so we can mind control computers
Hot damn, our Ghost in the Shell future is getting closer by the day. DARPA announced on Tuesday that it is interested in developing wetware -- implantable brain-machine interfaces (BMI) that will all...
06:04 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Nielsen adds Facebook to its social television ratings
Since 2013, Nielsen leverages Twitter chatter to gauge how popular a television show is on the web. Starting in a few months, those social ratings will include Facebook. Neilsen's new Social Cont...
05:31 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Oculus founder must face lawsuit over use of confidential info
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey isn't going to escape that lawsuit over the alleged misuse of confidential data. A judge has ruled that Luckey has to face the core claim, which accuses him of breach...
05:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Scientists tie quantum materials into infinite knots
As if quantum physics isn't knotty enough, scientists have now figured how to tie quantum materials into literal knots. A team from Finland's Aalto University, in collaboration with Amherst ...
04:55 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Kickstarter explains why the Zano drone project went bust
If you were left wondering how the team behind the Zano mini drone could raise so much crowdfunding cash only to crash and burn within the space of a year, you're not alone. Kickstarter commissio...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Eight top-secret aircraft that definitely aren't UFOs
Since its establishment in 1955, the Groom Lake airfield at Edwards Air Force Base -- better known as Area 51 -- has hosted the development of some of the most exotic and advanced aircraft the world h...
04:13 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget The world's largest prime number has 22 million digits
A computer at the University of Central Missouri has calculated the world's largest prime number, coming in at 22,338,618 digits and surpassing the previous record by nearly 5 million digits. Pri...
03:48 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Werner Herzog AI documentary to debut at Sundance
During this week's Sundance Film Festival, legendary director Werner Herzog will debut new work produced by cybersecurity company Netscout. Herzog's latest is a documentary on artificial int...
03:27 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' delayed by seven months
You'll have to wait a bit longer to see what the heck is up with Luke Skywalker. Disney announced this afternoon that it's delaying Star Wars: Episode VIII from May 26, 2017 by seven months ...
03:15 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Electric car sales fell short of the President's goals
In 2008, President Obama set the lofty goal of putting 1 million plug-in cars on US streets by 2015. So, how did the country do? Not well at all, if you ask Reuters. It understands that only 400,000 e...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Sci-fi mystery 'Altered Carbon' is reportedly coming to Netflix
Netflix hasn't been shy about delving into geekier fare with its original programming -- the Wachowski's Sense8 is straight sci-fci, and Marvel's Jessica Jones and Daredevil are fantast...
02:45 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget 4K Blu-ray has already lost to streaming
It may seem a tad hyperbolic to say this, but 4K Blu-ray could very well be the Holy Grail of home theater technology. Finally, a disc that makes movies look almost as good as they do in theaters, whe...
02:33 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Fox Sports to stream boxing card in VR this weekend
Virtual reality isn't only taking root in gaming and movies, it's hitting the world of sports, too. This weekend, Fox Sports will broadcast its Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) coverage in VR ...
02:12 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Weather could keep delivery drones on the ground
A key threat to delivery drones isn't regulation, it's weather. DHL cancelled a demonstration of its package-toting UAV this week due to snow and a drop in temperatures. The shipping company...
01:52 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Bragi Dash review: The smartest earbuds on the planet
Since I started at Engadget, it's been my life's mission (possible exaggeration) to reduce the number of gadgets I carry when I run. At one point, getting ready for a workout was something o...
01:31 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Ubuntu Linux tablet will turn into a makeshift desktop
Want to use your mobile device as a desktop, but would rather not go the Windows route? BQ might have just what you're looking for. The Spanish device maker is teasing the launch of an Ubuntu-bas...
01:11 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Astronomers may have found the Solar System's 9th planet
Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology (CIT) announced on Wednesday that they have found evidence to suggest that our solar system does indeed have a ninth planet -- a rather enormous...
12:44 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Toyota turned the Prius' parts into anime characters
If you were running a big Japanese car manufacturer, how would you make your technology accessible to the public? Toyota has a rather strange answer: turn it into anime characters. The company has l...
12:21 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Leica's X-U is the most stylish ruggedized camera you'll find
Leica has revealed its first ever outdoor and underwater camera, the X-U (Typ 113). As we're accustomed to with the German manufacturer, this new shooter doesn't leave much to be desired in ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: All hail our robot chauffeur overlords!
Welcome back to Dear Veronica! This week, I struggle with issues of control -- mainly, how ready am I to enter into the world of autonomous vehicles? It's a tricky subject, since we've still...
11:40 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Internet of Things could save lives during Antarctic expedition
Can the internet of things do more than just let your phone control your home's lighting and temperature? It's an idea that Sigfox is putting to the test after revealing that it's equip...
11:19 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Chrome gaming add-ons steal your Steam inventory
Beware browser add-ons that promise to boost your Steam-based games -- you might be in for a rude surprise. Security gurus have spotted a known scammer offering Chrome extensions that claim to change...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget GarageBand for iOS makes creating music almost too easy
Oh, you thought Apple's new recording app was the company's only music-related news today? Not quite. Apple also pulled back the curtain on a new version of GarageBand for iOS &mdash; 2....
11:00 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Apple's Music Memo is a sketch pad for song ideas
Apple has always been a little obsessed with music, and its newest iOS app is further proof of that fixation. Enter Music Memos, a free app that makes it easier for musicians to record music on the fl...
10:45 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Vodafone's back with another cheap(ish) 4G tablet
Network-branded hardware is normally a bit of a bore, but Vodafone surprised us last year with its excellent value and well-constructed Smart Ultra 6 phone. Today the company is following up with a ne...
10:40 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget 'The Division' goes cinematic in live-action story clips
For an awfully long time, the only news we'd heard out of Ubisoft regarding the ultra-ambitious online shooter/role-playing game hybrid Tom Clancy's: The Division were release date delays. B...
10:22 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget NASA's probes shed light on the Van Allen radiation belt
NASA scientists are done analyzing the data sent back by its twin Van Allen probes, and its results have shattered our understanding of the radiation belt. For decades, scientists believed the belt lo...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget 'That Dragon, Cancer' forced me to confront my past
This article contains spoilers for That Dragon, Cancer.My son died on May 27th 2005, the day after his extremely premature birth. I rarely talk about it, or even let my brain wander to the memories of...
09:40 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget FreedomPop's latest free SIM plan includes international data
FreedomPop made a name for itself on the back of its free, no-frills mobile plans. Having honed its services in the US, FreedomPop headed across the pond to set up shop in the UK last September, but e...
09:22 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Facebook is opening an Oculus research office in Pittsburgh
Facebook is about to open a facility dedicated to Oculus virtual reality research in Pittsburgh. The company confirmed the news to Venture Beat after a local paper noticed that it had leased a 20,000 ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Electrify your food and cleaning bubbles too
Today on In Case You Missed It: Virginia Tech researchers found they can better clean fruits and vegetables with electrified water bubbles. Japanese scientists are also harnessing the power of electri...
08:25 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Google can take you on a VR trip to the Great Barrier Reef
One of Google's more exciting announcements at least year's I/O was Expeditions, a VR kit that let educators lead students on virtual field trips to far flung locales like Mars and the Great...
08:10 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Sky Go gets a brand new look
Today Sky unwrapped its "biggest-ever redesign" of Sky Go, a companion service which lets TV customers watch movies and shows on hardware besides their main set-top box. With that sort of cl...
07:55 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Daily fantasy sports under scrutiny in Texas and Washington
DraftKings, FanDuel and all other daily fantasy sports websites can't catch a break. In Washington, their fate depends on which bill state legislators decide to pass. Rep. Chris Hurst's Hous...
07:20 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Uber's safe after TfL softens new private hire regulations
In a bid to clear up controversy surrounding Uber's operations in London, the city's transport authority, Transport for London (TfL), opened a public consultation to drastically overhaul pri...
06:55 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Crytek will help colleges train young VR developers
Crytek is best known for Crysis, Far Cry and other games that push the limits of CryEngine, a developer tool that it licenses to other studios. Having gone through a bit of a rough patch, the company ...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Is Spotify about to get a lot more social?
With over 20 million subscribers and more than 75 million users, Spotify has helped redefine how people access and listen to music. Its streaming apps are functional, but in a world where lots of peop...
04:49 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Google's latest data-squeezing algorithm is coming to Chrome
Google is no Silicon Valley startup, but it's just as intent on creating compression algorithms as the fictional "Pied Piper." The search giant is about to unleash its latest algorithm,...
03:39 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Smartphone accessory 3D-scans your food to count calories
Visual calorie-counting apps have appeared on smartphones before, but typically involved object identification through the camera (or barcode scanning, which isn't quite the same). Other apps, wi...
02:27 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget More restaurants can sign up for Uber's delivery service
UberRush, the ride-sharing company's food delivery service, is still only active in San Francisco, Chicago and New York, sorry to say. The good news is that it's no longer limited to the sma...
01:07 am -05 - Wed, January 20, 2016
Engadget Microsoft donates $1b in cloud services to non-profits
Microsoft's philanthropic arm is making a big donation to university researchers and 70,000 non-profit organizations. Instead of money, though, Redmond is giving them $1 billion worth of cloud se...
11:14 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget 'Life is Strange' disc puts every episode in a tidy package
If you've been holding off on playing Life is Strange until there was a really cool, commemorative physical release, your wait's over. Developer Dontnod's episodic game about time-trave...
10:38 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Oscar de la Hoya to launch free boxing channels on the web
Ever since he retired from professional boxing, Oscar de la Hoya's turned into one of the most powerful people in the sport. Now, as the CEO and founder of Golden Boy Promotions, a firm that repr...
09:50 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget 'Tropes vs. Women in Video Games' is changing a bit
Culture critic Anita Sarkeesian has made some significant waves since launching her wildly successful Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Kickstarter over three years ago. But it wasn't without a hea...
09:19 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Time Warner Cable's monthly prices are going up in New York
Last month, Time Warner Cable confirmed some customers would see their bill go up beginning in mid-January. And, well, here we are. The upcoming price hikes apply to both cable and internet users in t...
08:38 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Sony Online's former chief opens his own game studio
John Smedley may have left Sony Online Entertainment just months after its acquisition, but he's still staying true to his roots. He recently co-founded a studio, Pixelmage Games, and is already ...
08:04 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'X-Files,' 'Straight Outta Compton,' Marvel vs. DC
In the run up to the NFL's conference championships, ABC and CW have loaded up tonight with comic book TV. ABC has a celebration of 75 years of Captain America leading into the Agent Carter premi...
07:12 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Apple wins a US sales ban on ancient Samsung smartphones
Many will tell you that patent lawsuits are useless as competitive weapons, in part because the years-long legal process makes any product bans pointless -- by the time you get a ban, the offending ge...
06:15 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Microsoft to recall Surface Pro power cords over fire risks
If you own a Surface Pro, you might want to be careful using it for the next little while. Microsoft tells Channelnomics that it's planning a voluntary recall for the power cords on every Surface...
05:19 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget HBO is bringing a cord-cutter streaming service to Spain
HBO's planning to introduce a standalone streaming service in Spain, Bloomberg Business reports. The TV network is said to be eager to take on Netflix across that European region, as it looks to ...
04:58 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget The lawsuit that can change how you watch Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball is in court today to defend its practice of region-locking game broadcasts, Bloomberg Business reports. The MLB's broadcast deals force some fans to purchase bloated TV and ...
04:58 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget The lawsuit that can change how you watch Major League Baseball (update)
Major League Baseball is in court today to defend its practice of region-locking game broadcasts, Bloomberg Business reports. The MLB's broadcast deals force some fans to purchase bloated TV and ...
04:41 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Netflix reminds us that its price hike to $10 is coming
Now that Netflix is worldwide, how are things going with its business? The company announced its quarterly earnings today (PDF), and noted that its number of subscribers has reached nearly 45 million ...
04:25 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget How tech did (and didn't) help the Engadget staff lose weight
Last September, I received some rather sobering news from my doctor. My glucose levels showed that I had prediabetes, putting me in danger of developing the real thing if I didn't alter my diet a...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Remix Mini won't replace your Roku, or your PC
I've heard more than a few times that Android is destined to replace Windows as the pre-eminent desktop operating system. As much as I want to believe them, the truth is that we're still yea...
03:36 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget NASA wants your ideas for its cube robot's arm
Think you could build a better robot arm than NASA? You now have a chance to prove it. The agency is teaming up with Freelancer to crowdsource ideas for the arm on Astrobee, a cute cube robot that wil...
03:10 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Watch PBS Kids' latest show online, before it reaches TV
You don't have to be a grown-up to watch shows online before they hit TV. PBS Kids has started streaming Ready Jet Go, an animated series that teaches astronomy and Earth sciences, almost a mont...
02:40 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget LinkNYC's free gigabit Wi-Fi is here, and it is glorious
I'm standing on the corner of 15th Street and Third Avenue in New York City, and I'm freezing. But my iPhone is on fire. After connecting to one of LinkNYC's gigabit wireless hotspots, ...
02:18 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Amazon Dash is ready to refill your printer or washing machine
Amazon has been hyping up devices with built-in Dash refill ordering, and the first wave of those devices is finally here. As of today, you can use the Dash Replenishment Service to top up the ink or...
01:53 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Facebook on Android gives you privacy through Tor
Facebook has offered Tor support for a while if you've been concerned about keeping your social networking activity private, but what about on your phone? Don't worry, you're covered. ...
01:27 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Starbucks' app is now a Shazam for coffee shop beats
You're in a Starbucks. A sick beat suddenly kicks in over the PA. You must know who is filling your ears with musical wonderment. Normally, you'd pull out your phone, launch Shazam (or maybe...
01:01 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Watch a smart drone fly through a 'forest' all on its own
Drones can already find their way around obstacles, but they're usually looking for obvious obstacles like walls. What about navigating through tiny spaces where there may be just inches to spar...
12:41 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Taser's smallest weapon ever is for civilians, not cops
Although Taser is mostly known for supplying weapons to law enforcement officers, the company also focuses on hobbyists and other people who are interested in self-defense products. With the latter in...
12:22 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Xbox One gets a smarter home screen and leaderboards
After a holiday break, Microsoft is back to trotting out Xbox One software upgrades... and the next one is a doozy. The impending February update will introduce a smarter home screen that lets you re...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Calorie counting made easier with this pretty lunch box
Today's technology can do fitness tracking without much manual input, but that's not the case with food tracking. There's simply no "smart fork" just yet that can measure your...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget The best slow cooker
By Christine Cyr Clisset, Camille Chatterjee | December 3, 2015This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.W...
11:42 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Scientists reanimate tiny frozen animals after 30 years
In 1983, the first consumer mobile phones launched and "Star Wars" meant Return of the Jedi. That year, scientists from Japan's National Institute of Polar Research collected microscopi...
11:25 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Twitter's former CEO is working on a fitness platform
Dick Costolo hasn't been sitting on his thumbs since getting the boot from Twitter. The former CEO has announced that he's starting a new company whose software "reimagines the path to...
11:14 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Verizon wants advertisers to pay for 'free data' websites
Nobody likes paying for mobile data, which is why Verizon is hoping that advertisers will foot the bill for us. The network (that owns Engadget's parent company) is testing FreeBee, a service tha...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget HP's 3D-scanning Sprout Pro PC is built for schools
HP originally pitched its 3D-scanning Sprout computer to creatives and hobbyists, but doesn't it seem like an ideal machine for curious classrooms? The company agrees, apparently. It's int...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a pair of Vortex robots courtesy of DFRobot!
Since most kids have already mastered the art of iPad password cracking and in-app purchasing, we should probably give them something productive to do. The arduino-based Vortex from DFRobot is a STEM-...
10:21 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget GM quietly buys failed Uber rival Sidecar
They won't say it out loud, but car makers are secretly terrified about what Uber will do to their business. That's why GM is buying up the remains of one of its rivals, Sidecar, in a deal w...
10:01 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Apple is (very) slowly improving its employee diversity
Apple mildly improved employee diversity this year, but voted against a proposal to improve it where the problem is worst -- the executive suite. According to the company's latest EEO-1 Federal E...
09:41 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Android users will be able to install apps directly from search
When you Google for apps on their respective mobile platforms, the main results appear on top inside their own panels. That makes them easy enough to install, but Google wants to make it even easier. ...
09:21 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Apple, Samsung and Sony linked to child labor in Africa
A new report from Amnesty International claims that some of the world's biggest technology and automotive companies are failing to check whether cobalt mined by children is being used in their pr...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Space X's near-landing, Fukushima's new robot and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Space X's latest Falcon 9 autonomous landing almost went according to plan. The rocket's satellite made it into orbit and the first stage booster set down on ...
08:40 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Renault recalls 15,000 vehicles following emissions raids
Groupe Renault is recalling 15,000 of its vehicles in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal. French authorities publicly shone a light on the carmaker last week when fraud investigators swarmed...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Intel's latest ads move beyond the PC
There's no doubt that the PC market is in trouble. And for Intel, that's a real problem -- how do you market yourself when your bread-and-butter processor business is on the decline? By sh...
07:29 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft: Education Edition' is launching this summer
Minecraft has become a popular tool to teach children about countless subjects including art, geography and computer science. A tweaked version of the game called MinecraftEdu has long helped educator...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Ultrasound and software could replace a phone's proximity sensor
Smartphone makers are obsessed with making their gear thinner, and Norwegian startup Elliptic Labs has come up with a pretty good way to help. Their answer: get rid of the proximity sensors in our pho...
06:39 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget London is getting a 10-day 'Games Festival' this April
The UK has never held a video game event with quite the same clout as E3, the Tokyo Game Show or Gamescom. There's EGX and the indie-focused EGX Rezzed, but neither attracts quite as much attenti...
06:29 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Google links your camera app and Photos library
Inside the Android version of the Google Photos app, a chunk of users have noticed a new option that makes it easier to access your cloud-centric library after taking a photo. As DroidLife explains, b...
05:49 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget The FDA wants improved cybersecurity for medical devices
The Food and Drug Administration has released draft cybersecurity guidelines for medical device makers. It still remains only a guideline, but data leaks and security issues are typically never a good...
04:37 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Samsung is building chips for next-gen gaming graphics
Samsung likes being the first kid on the block with new memory products, and has done it again with a type of DRAM. The so-called HBM2 modules can power through data at the rate of 256GBps (with a cap...
03:01 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Too many people still use terrible passwords
The fifth annual SplashData chart of the internet's worst passwords is out, and it looks like people just can't learn the lesson. The firm has aggregated the passwords from around two millio...
01:32 am -05 - Tue, January 19, 2016
Engadget Here's how you make coffee in the International Space Station
Now that the International Space Station is in bloom, how about a nice cup o' joe to enjoy alongside the (single piece of) greenery? European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake pulls out a coffee w...
11:57 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Amazon exec explains how Prime Air delivery drones will work
Amazon vice president Paul Misener doesn't know if the company already has a pricing scheme for its Prime Air service, but he knows everything else there is to know about the delivery drones. He ...
10:51 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Beer tracker Untappd goes 'to the next level'
Beer fans are probably already familiar with Untappd, an app (Google Play, iTunes, Windows Phone Store) that piggybacks on Foursquare's check-in system. Instead of just tracking where you go, it ...
08:32 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget How a novel class of microscopes have changed science
The laws of physics are simple. There's a hard 500 nanometer limit on the size of objects that you can see through a conventional, optical microscope because that's the "diffraction lim...
08:32 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget How a novel class of microscopes has changed science
The laws of physics are simple. There's a hard 500 nanometer limit on the size of objects that you can see through a conventional, optical microscope because that's the "diffraction lim...
07:04 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget A new app could help doctors predict risks of preterm birth
Researchers from King's College London have developed a mobile tool to help doctors better predict preterm birth dangers. The QUiPP app relies on gathering personal data, such as the state of a p...
06:24 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Science: no, you can't be Spider-Man
We hate to crush your childhood dreams, but we have to be blunt: you're never going to be Spider-Man... not without some technical help, anyway. University of Cambridge researchers have determin...
05:47 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Russia has plans to nuke Earth-bound asteroids, if necessary
From 2012 to 2015, Russia researched ways of deflecting Earth-bound asteroids using nuclear weapons and came up with a best-case scenario, The Telegraph reports. The Central Scientific Research Instit...
05:03 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Trump claims he'd make Apple build devices in the US
Donald Trump isn't known for having a firm grasp of technology-related issues, and he just reinforced those beliefs on Monday. The hopeful Republican presidential nominee told an audience at Libe...
04:25 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Brain monitoring chips dissolve when you're done with them
By far the biggest danger of brain implants is rejection -- it can be just a matter of time before your immune system freaks out and makes a bad situation that much worse. That's where Washingto...
03:59 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Scientists write with nanoparticles using a laser and a bubble
Nanoparticles are extremely small -- less than 100 nanometers in size -- but they can have a big impact on medicine, solar technology, batteries, computing and other industries. Nanoparticles are gene...
03:31 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Light-triggered nanoparticles kill drug-resistant bacteria
Many current attempts at killing drug-resistant "superbugs" amount to racing against time, whether it's improving research technology or developing germ-fighting techniques that are les...
03:02 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Tidal charged ex-subscribers and re-activated accounts (update)
If you gave Tidal a shot and have since cancelled, you likely noticed you were charged for the service in the last day or so. You're not alone. The Verge's Chris Welch was charged $20 by the...
02:33 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Samsung fixes the Galaxy Note 5's backwards pen problem
Samsung isn't just relying on warning labels and "read the manual" suggestions to prevent people from inserting the Galaxy Note 5's S Pen the wrong way. A Phandroid reader has dis...
02:04 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Researchers use Myo muscle-sensing wearable for prosthetics
Controlling Call of Duty or flying a drone isn't all the Myo armband can do. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are employing the muscle-sensing wearable for a different application: prosthe...
01:35 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Toshiba's wrecking-bot will dismantle Fukushima
The Japanese government plans to begin disassembling parts of the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant next year, beginning with the removal of some 566 fuel rods from the crippled number 3 reactor. But rath...
01:11 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft: Story Mode' comes to the Wii U on January 21st
Those of you with a Wii U have been missing out on Minecraft: Story Mode, created by Mojang and Telltale Games, the indie developer behind The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones titles. But that's ...
12:50 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Robots could replace 5 million jobs by 2020, report claims
It's no secret that robots are replacing humans in factories, and both the retail and service industries are set to take a hit, too. Just how bad will things get? Well, the World Economic Forum s...
12:26 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Enjoy the 1998 'Metal Gear Solid' in Unreal Engine 4
Shadow Moses is a labor of love from some serious Metal Gear Solid fans who want to play Konami's pivotal 1998 game in updated, Unreal Engine 4 graphics. So far, it's looking so good. The cr...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Karma restores unlimited speeds, but throttles after 15GB
There's good news and bad news for Karma hotspot users. The good: Karma is restoring 5 Mbps download and upload speeds on its $50 unlimited data plan, after slowing things down a few weeks ago to...
11:14 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Friends Reunited finally admits defeat to Facebook
In the immediate years following the turn of the millennium, Friends Reunited was the premier social network in the UK. Before Myspace, Bebo or, most importantly, Facebook had gripped the nation, it w...
11:02 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Game Boy Macro mod breathes new life into your Nintendo DS
Your Nintendo DS is no longer the hottest handheld on the block, but that doesn't mean it has to sit in the closet gathering dust. Modder Anthony Thomas recently started up Game Boy Macro, a serv...
10:31 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Ukraine blames Russians for a cyberattack on Kiev's airport
Ukraine's problems with cyberattacks aren't over -- far from it. The country reports that intruders attacked the network for Kiev's main airport, Boryspil, last week. Officials aren&#...
09:59 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Pakistan ends YouTube ban after custom version launches
YouTube is now officially back in Pakistan, following the launch of a localized version of the site last week, Reuters reports. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority banned YouTube back in 2012 aft...
09:52 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Cabbies look to raise 600,000 to contest Uber's London licence
Under pressure from black cabbies and traditional private hire operators, Transport for London (TfL) is currently entertaining new regulations that could cause serious problems for Uber and its busine...
09:28 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' fan finds a way to program BASIC code in-game
You may have seen Minecraft used to teach programming or even mods that allow some in-game programming, but writing BASIC code inside Minecraft? That's virtually unheard of... until now. SethBlin...
09:01 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Samsung's new fitness tracker looks like a sporty Gear S2
It's been a couple of years since Samsung announced its last dedicated fitness tracker, the underwhelming Gear Fit. Now, leaked images suggest it's getting ready to launch a new device in th...
08:05 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Adidas looks to phone cases for its new laceless boot
Technology may have changed the way soccer (or as the locals call it, football) is officiated, but it's also played a big part in how the game is played. Professionals' vitals are constantly...
07:12 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Fujitsu wants to fix Japan's deer problem with software
Fujitsu is teaming up with a Japanese forest research institute to learn how animal populations grow. The pair will look into Sika deer, a creature that's causing plenty of environmental damage d...
06:09 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp is dropping the $1 annual fee
WhatsApp, the $19 billion dollar messaging service is dropping its $1 annual fee. Founder Jan Koum revealed the news on stage at this year's DLD conference, explaining that the buck-a-year charge...
05:50 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Thorpe Park unveils VR ghost train designed by Derren Brown
VR headsets have matured to the point where some of the UK's biggest theme parks now want to integrate them into their next rides. Alton Towers announced a VR rollercoaster last week and today Th...
05:25 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget This color-changing polymer warns of tiny damage you can't see
Tiny cracks can actually be a big deal when they're forming inside parts of your car or, say, a metal shell that's flying into space. University of Illinois research, led by Professors Nanc...
03:36 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Comets don't explain the strange 'alien megastructure' star
And here we thought that the mystery of the "alien megastructure" star was all sewn up. Researcher Bradley Schaefer has determined that the most plausible explanation for KIC 8462852's...
01:02 am -05 - Mon, January 18, 2016
Engadget Wikipedia fund gives the site a long-term future
Wikipedia just turned 15 years old, but you wouldn't know it from the nigh-on inescapable donation drives -- the crowdsourced encyclopedia often seems as if it's months away from extinction....
10:59 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Astronauts grow their first flower in space
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly can brag about having a green thumb all day long, and we wouldn't mind at all. He's earned that right by successfully growing the first flower in space after the z...
09:25 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Hit indie game 'Axiom Verge' gets a vinyl soundtrack
Game studios have sometimes been a little too eager to get their soundtracks on vinyl, but this is one you'll want to consider if you're a connoisseur. Creator Thomas Happ and Ship to Shore ...
07:42 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Judge says Facebook tagging violates protective orders
You don't have to physically get close to a person or to call and text them to end up violating a protection order. According to Acting Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Susan Capeci, tagg...
06:14 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Windows Phone's keyboard is coming to your iPhone
Ask Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile fans about their favorite interface features and they may point to the Word Flow keyboard -- that combination of swiping, word correction and overall feel is ha...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Atari Video Music teardown
Ben goes beyond retro gaming machines with the "Atari Video Music," uncovering customized microchips, replacing aged parts and braving the hazards of ungrounded metal. Can Ben repair this on...
04:24 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Uber deal with Airbus gives you more helicopter rides
It might not be long before Uber helicopter rides are more than just expensive novelties. Uber has forged a deal that has Airbus supplying helicopters for a transportation test project launching in &...
03:23 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Video: 2017 LC 500 is the future of Lexus
Based on a new global platform, the stylish Lexus LC 500 sets its sights on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.The 2017 LC 500 shows where Lexus is headed. In this case it's not just a flashy grille...
02:21 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget SpaceX sea landing fails thanks to a broken leg
So much for SpaceX's successful ground landing representing a sign of things to come. SpaceX has confirmed that the first stage of its latest Falcon 9 rocket suffered a "hard landing" ...
02:21 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget SpaceX sea landing fails thanks to a broken leg (updated)
So much for SpaceX's successful ground landing representing a sign of things to come. SpaceX has confirmed that the first stage of its latest Falcon 9 rocket suffered a "hard landing" o...
02:05 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: The Detroit Auto Show, SOTU and more!
The North American International Auto Show kicked off this week in Detroit, and we hit the floor to bring you seven of the best green cars, including a hot hydrogen sedan and the world's first el...
12:50 pm -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Netflix is bringing 'Jessica Jones' back for a second season
Netflix is determined to start 2016 with a bang. As part of a broader premier announcement, the streaming service has revealed that Jessica Jones is getting a second season at some point in the near f...
11:30 am -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Watch SpaceX attempt a sea-based landing at 1:42PM Eastern
Flush with success from its first ground landing, SpaceX is about to make history again... well, maybe. The private space firm is scheduled to launch the ocean-monitoring Jason-3 satellite today (Jan...
11:30 am -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Watch SpaceX attempt a sea-based landing at 1:42PM ET
Flush with success from its first ground landing, SpaceX is about to make history again... well, maybe. The private space firm is scheduled to launch the ocean-monitoring Jason-3 satellite today (Janu...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Engadget's guide to tonight's Democratic debate
Tonight the Democrats will take the stage and battle it out for the affections of the American public. The spectacle begins at 9PM ET on NBC. But, if network television isn't your thing, you'...
06:56 am -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Pluto probe sends back photos of possible ice volcano
The New Horizons spacecraft might already be heading for a Kuiper belt object farther than Pluto, but it continues to give us a closer view of the dwarf planet. Some of the latest photos it sent back ...
02:21 am -05 - Sun, January 17, 2016
Engadget Penthouse drops print magazines to deal with internet porn
Internet porn just claimed another casualty. Penthouse has announced that it's dropping its print magazine after 51 years of publication -- from an unspecified point in the future, you'll ha...
11:11 pm -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget Microsoft bundles 1TB Xbox One with 'Tom Clancy's The Division'
Maybe you've been holding out on getting an Xbox One all this time because your subconscious has been waiting for this bundle. Whatever your reason is, this package is worth checking out if you&#...
09:34 pm -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget The first 'Doom' gets a new map from co-creator John Romero
John Romero is virtually synonymous with Doom as one of its key developers, but he never made a map for it after 1995. Quake, and eventually his other studios, took over after that. However, he'...
08:02 pm -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget Microsoft HoloLens can talk to just about any device
As much as Microsoft has been willing to show of HoloLens, it has been surprisingly shy on some basic details. What devices work with the augmented reality headset? How long can you use it? How imm...
06:32 pm -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget Iran shuts down most of its nuclear program
Iran promised to shut down the majority of its nuclear program in return for an end to stiff economic sanctions, and it's making good on its word. International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors ha...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget Video: Interview with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn
From the Autoblog booth at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Patrick McIntyre interviews Renault-Nissan Chairman, President and CEO Carlos Ghosn. Topics include autonomous driving and Nissan's Titan Wa...
03:29 pm -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo can read your Kindle books aloud on request
You don't even need to lift a finger when you're done playing Jeopardy! on Amazon Echo and want to relax with a book. Simply say "Alexa, read [Kindle book title]," and the voice as...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget Blue's Lola headphones nix features in favor of comfort
When it comes to headphones, comfort is at the top of my list of demands. It even edges out sound quality. Blue's Mo-Fi headphones were announced last year, and while they offered great sound, a ...
12:31 pm -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget Microsoft won't support old Windows versions on new processors
Were you hoping to get a new Windows PC in the office this year without having to move to Windows 10 in the process? You might not have much of a choice, unfortunately. Microsoft has revealed that, ...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: The brilliance of David Bowie
'Heroes,' Heavenly Bodies and David Bowie's Untouchable BrillianceBomani Jones, PlayboyI've followed the work of ESPN's Bomani Jones long enough to know that when he writes ab...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: DARPA Bots doing chores, VR fight action and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A team that placed in the most recent DARPA challenge is still testing its robot, only now the tasks are more house-related. The IHMC has found that they can best tell ...
07:05 am -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget 'Simpsons' creator Matt Groening is in talks with Netflix
Netflix will spend a ton of money on original series to double its output this year, and some of that could be heading Matt Groening's way. Variety and Deadline are reporting that the creator of ...
04:53 am -05 - Sat, January 16, 2016
Engadget SpaceX successfully fired up its returned Falcon 9
Elon Musk and the folks at SpaceX aren't only preparing to return another rocket from space back to the Earth this weekend, they're also running tests on the one that already safely came bac...
11:53 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget NYT: Alphabet's reorganized 'X' division now includes robots
Last year Google shipped off some of its wilder projects for administration under new parent company Alphabet, which included its efforts with robots and the lab formerly known as Google X. A New York...
09:56 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Supreme Court will hear Microsoft's appeal in Xbox 360 case
Proving that the console wars are never truly over, today the Supreme Court of the United States announced (PDF) it would hear an argument relating to Microsoft's Xbox 360. At issue is whether or...
07:51 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Apple's ad-supported iTunes Radio will go away at the end of January
iTunes Radio was Apple's first foray into streaming music, but a pretty major change to the service is afoot -- today, the company has started sending emails to customers saying that iTunes Radio...
07:11 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget EA's Vault is free for Xbox One Gold members next week
The EA Access Vault creaks open next week on Xbox One for those with an Xbox Live Gold membership, which enables many of the console's online functions. EA's Vault will be open from January ...
06:27 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget House Science panel opens new investigation into Clinton emails
Hillary Clinton already has the FBI and a Senate judiciary committee on her tail about her private emails possibly containing classified info, but now it looks like she has to face yet another inquiry...
06:07 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Spacewalk cancelled after water found in helmets again
Mission control had to cut short an ISS spacewalk on Friday after US astronaut Tim Kopra noticed water building up in his helmet hours into the excursion. Both Kopra and British astronaut Tim Peake ar...
05:32 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Lyft is dropping prices to get you out of the house
It's so cold outside. Well maybe not right now (thanks climate change), but the colder weather does tend to keep us indoors and out of ride-hailing services. To lure us out of our warm abodes, Ly...
05:27 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Apple confirms that it is shutting down iAd on June 30th
Earlier this week, Buzzfeed reported that Apple was going to start phasing out its iAd advertising network -- rather than having an ad sales business, the company was rumored to automate things and le...
05:27 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Apple is shutting down iAd 'App Network' June 30th (updated)
Earlier this week, Buzzfeed reported that Apple was going to start phasing out its iAd advertising network -- rather than having an ad sales business, the company was rumored to automate things and le...
05:07 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Scientists may have found Earth's largest canyon
An international team of researchers led by Durham University believe they've discovered the largest canyon on Earth. Using satellite data and ground-penetrating radar, they estimate it to be mor...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget NYC won't limit Uber surge pricing
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's war with Uber was all for naught. Today, the City Council voted not to limit Uber's surge pricing, which inflates prices during periods of peak demand, t...
04:13 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Prepare for new 'X-Files' episodes with this trailer
New episodes of The X-Files are almost here. Let that sink in for a moment. The show is coming back for a special six-episode event on January 24, and now we've got the final trailer to whet your...
03:39 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Video: Interview with Ford VP of Research Ken Washington
From the Ford booth at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Autoblog's Jonathon Buckley interviews Ford VP of Research Ken Washington. Topics include Ford's mobility future and its new Silicon Valley...
03:14 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Government testing smart parachutes that stay on target
GPS is not foolproof -- especially on the modern battlefield, where electronic warfare systems can interfere with the satellite guidance. And when packages miss their mark, soldiers often have to vent...
02:49 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget You can now make Twitter polls last as short as you want
There's a question burning in the back of your mind, and the only people that can answer it to your satisfaction are your Twitter followers. That's exactly what Twitter polls are for -- but ...
02:08 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget US government will work with car makers on safety issues
The US Department of Transportation has joined together with 18 automakers to announce a new set of safety principles, which will hopefully help catch vehicle defects before they become serious enough...
01:43 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Get an Amazon Prime subscription for $73 this weekend
Making Mozart in the Jungle free to watch this weekend isn't the only way Amazon is celebrating those Golden Globe wins. Starting tonight at midnight ET and running through 11:59 PM local time on...
01:19 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Play the video game starring David Bowie for free
David Bowie was a man ahead of his time across a range of industries, including gaming. The man and his music are featured in the 1999 game Omikron: The Nomad Soul, from the studio that went on to cre...
12:55 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget The best Bluetooth keyboard
By Kimber Streams This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.After testing 21 keyboards over the past year, we found that t...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Google's creepy plan to kill the password
In the grab bag of Google/Alphabet's big projects for 2016 is Project Abacus. It's basically the company's plot to kill the password in cold blood, by replacing it with smartphone user ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget 'Oxenfree' and the sweet spot of supernatural, teenage drama
"Do you want a cigarette?"It's a simple question for most people. But for a high school senior surrounded by friends, acquaintances and crushes, the inquiry can be a minefield of reputa...
11:31 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget China plans to visit the dark side of the moon in 2018
The dark side of the moon hasn't been extensively explored by humans yet (hence the name), and China aims to do so in 2018. The country's State Administration of Science, Technology and Indu...
11:06 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon' fighting game 'Pokkn Tournament' hits Wii U in March
Pokk&eacute;n Tournament smashes into the Wii U on March 18th in North America, Europe and Japan, the official Pok&eacute;mon Twitter account announced today. Pokk&eacute;n Tournament comb...
10:30 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Korg outs $500 Minilogue analog synthesizer ahead of NAMM
NAMM doesn't start until next week, but that's not keeping Korg from announcing new gear ahead of the show. The pro audio company usually reveals a new synth at the winter soir&eacute;e,...
09:42 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Xbox One won't get background music until summer at the earliest
Would it be nice to play your own songs through your Xbox One without having to use a second window? Unfortunately, the console doesn't support background music, and that feature isn't comin...
09:19 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Hyatt admits over 300 hotels were hit by card-skimming malware
Hyatt has confirmed that the malware it spotted in its systems last year was capable of collecting credit card names, numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. In its latest post about the iss...
09:19 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Hyatt admits 250 hotels were hit by card-skimming malware
Hyatt has confirmed that the malware it spotted in its systems last year was capable of collecting credit card names, numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. In its latest post about the iss...
09:05 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Home Secretary leaves plenty unanswered after IP Bill debate
At its heart, the Investigatory Powers Bill aims to give law enforcement and government agencies the means and powers to access Brits' online communications to aid their investigations. The bill&...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Smart following suitcase, NASA wormbots and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA was just awarded a patent for a crawly, amorphous robot that can climb through rubble or dusty planets, theoretically more easily than rovers with wheels and gears...
08:42 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Which 8 tracks would Bill Gates take on a desert island?
Desert Island Discs is a long-running show on BBC Radio 4 which asks each guest a straightforward question: if you were trapped on a tropical paradise, which eight records would you want to listen to?...
08:30 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Has the 'Bitcoin experiment' failed?
A prominent voice in the Bitcoin community has announced that he is abandoning the cryptocurrency that he helped to popularize. Mike Hearn has revealed that deep divisions within the platform's &...
08:00 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Apple's Gatekeeper vulnerability still needs to be fixed
Back in September security research Patrick Wardle of Synack disclosed a nasty issue with Apple's nefarious-app stopping Gatekeeper system of OS X. While the app is great at stopping malware-infe...
07:16 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Microsofts preps Windows 10 updates for Lumia phones
After Microsoft delayed the release of Windows 10 for Windows Phone 8.1 handsets, there are signs that it's finally ready to roll. The software giant has launched an internal beta for the Mobile ...
06:29 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Watch Tim Peake become the first Briton to spacewalk
At 12:55pm GMT (7:55am ET, or 4:55am PT) British astronaut Tim Peake will step outside the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time. He'll be accompanied by NASA astronaut Tim Kopra a...
06:06 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Self-checkout concept makes your phone the cash register
Even with modern self-checkout machines, every quick shopping trip comes to a screeching halt when it comes time to pay -- every single item needs to be scanned all at once, consecutively. This is why...
05:05 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Barclaycard brings NFC payments to its Android app
Android Pay still isn't available in the UK, so Barclays has decided to fill the void with it own NFC-enabled contactless payments. The new functionality is part of the Barclaycard app, specifica...
04:40 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget A truck touring the UK can give you a taste of dementia
They say that to truly understand other people, you need to put yourself in their shoes. The Mobile Virtual Dementia Tour does just that in order to give people the chance to know what it feels like t...
03:21 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Woman sues Twitter for allowing ISIS activity on the website
It's pretty well-known that ISIS and its supporters have been using social media to encourage acts of violence, and Twitter seems to be one of their preferred platforms. Now, a woman whose husban...
03:15 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget BT gets the green light to buy EE for 12.5 billion
In the 11 months since BT confirmed it was buying EE, the UK's biggest carrier, the two companies have waited on the approval of regulators that need to make sure their union won't stifle co...
01:50 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Get ready for Android app promo codes
Have you ever seen an Android developer give out promo codes before? Most likely not, because Google has only just added the feature. A poster on Android Forums has spotted a page on Google's Dev...
12:24 am -05 - Fri, January 15, 2016
Engadget Ex-con posts gun photo to Facebook, gets another 15 years
There is so such a thing as oversharing, just ask Malik First Born Allah Farrad (formerly Marvin Buckles). He was convicted of federal gun and drug charges in 2000. In 2013, the FBI began investigatin...
11:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Fujifilm X-Pro2: The upgraded premium camera finally arrives
As rumored, Fujifilm's beloved X-Pro1 is indeed getting a sequel. Meet its appropriately named X-Pro2, the top-of-the-line camera that Fuji fanatics have long been waiting on. Designed for profes...
11:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Fujifilm's mid-tier camera line grows with its X-E2S and X70
Not into the FinePix XP90 that was just announced? Don't worry, Fujifilm has something else for you. The Japanese camera maker is also introducing the X-E2S and X70, a pair of compact shooters fo...
11:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Fujifilm reveals the FinePix XP90, a durable point-and-shoot
Fujifilm couldn't let Olympus, which introduced the TG-870 at CES 2016, have all the fun in the multi-purpose camera space. As such, Fuji has introduced the FinePix XP90, its new rugged point-and...
10:06 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Netflix signs a YouTube 'star' for a scripted series
Like it or not, there's no escaping YouTube stars moving from Google's video wing and onto other sources. Miranda Sings, fresh off her spot from last season's Comedians in Cars Getting ...
08:56 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Foursquare's new CEO to shift company focus beyond consumers
Foursquare gambled big two years ago when it split its app in two. Unfortunately, that hasn't worked out so well. Despite reinstating universal mayorships and leaderboards into Swarm (it's s...
08:19 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget These were some of 2015's best selling games
What games sold the most copies in 2015? Exactly the titles you'd expect: the latest entries in long-running franchises like Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Madden NFL 16 and Fallout 4. It's no...
07:42 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget California fines Uber $7.6 million for not reporting driver data
Uber was hit with a $7.6 million fine on Thursday after the California Public Utilities Commission found that the company failed to provide proper data on its drivers in 2014. Uber plans to pay the fi...
07:27 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Amazon is getting into the oceanic freight shipping game
Virtually every product produced in Asia comes to the US by boat and, as such, oceanic shipping has become a $350 billion industry. Now, Amazon wants a piece of that action. The online mega-retailer&#...
07:09 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget The NSA releases its first transparency report under the US Freedom Act
Back in June, President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law. The bill finally put limitations on the NSA's ability to bulk collect telephone data under the controversial section 215 of the ...
06:50 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Skype makes it easy to start work calls in Slack
If you think the one thing Slack is missing is the ability to start voice/video calls, you're in luck. Skype released a preview version of its Slack integration, allowing you begin calls inside t...
06:20 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are getting a Broadway musical
Yes, you read that correctly: A musical about the late Steve Jobs and Bill Gates is coming to Broadway, the famed theatre hub in New York City. The production, titled Nerds (because of course it is), ...
05:48 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Netflix is cracking down on proxy users
The practice of using VPNs to spoof one's location to the Netflix servers has long allowed those outside the US to watch American content that was not available locally. But in the wake of the la...
05:10 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget NASA picks three private space companies to resupply the ISS
NASA will fund the International Space Station at least through 2024, so keeping the astronauts on it fed and experimenting is a big deal. That's why the nation's top space agency announced ...
04:42 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget It's now a little easier to organize your horribly messy Google Drive
It's been a while since Google officially launched Drive, its answer to OneDrive, Dropbox and the like. And if you're anything like me, your virtual Drive is getting a bit unruly and disorga...
04:19 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget ESPN embraces eSports with a dedicated gaming section
ESPN is, slowly but surely, trying its best to embrace eSports. Since last year, the cable network has broadcasted multiple gaming tournaments, despite its president John Skipper once saying he didn&#...
03:45 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Why did Twitter invest in a headphone company?
Here's the hard truth: Twitter, as popular as it is, isn't making money. Its shares recently hit an all-time low. It seems like the company is trying anything it can to stay afloat. It'...
03:20 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget 'SNL' alums launch comedy site for Latinos
Saturday Night Live alumni Fred Armisen and Horatio Sanz have announced a partnership with their former boss, Lorne Michaels, to launch a new Latin America-focused comedy studio called M&aacute;s ...
02:56 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Virgin Galactic taps fashion brand Y-3 for space suit designs
If you set out to do something incredible, you should do it looking your best. For Virgin Galactic, the commercial spaceflight venture from Richard Branson, that means teaming up with fashion brand Y-...
02:34 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Yahoo releases massive 13.5TB web-browsing data set to researchers
Yahoo's business may be struggling, but millions of people still visit its site to read the news every day. That gives the company unique insights into browsing and reading habits, and today the ...
02:12 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget US government announces $4 billion self-driving car program
Turns out we're way closer to our self-driving car future than most of us expected. US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at the Detroit Auto Show (pdf) Thursday that t...
01:55 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget What's going on with GoPro?
When you think of DIY action footage these days, GoPro is probably the first company that comes to mind. (#Branding!) And yet, it's also in serious trouble: GoPro just announced that it'll b...
01:41 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Even your academic advisor might one day be a robot
We Google things we're too lazy to remember or ask another human. We've become accustomed to asking Siri and Cortana about the weather. The current generation of artificial intelligence can ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Watch Amazon's 'Mozart in the Jungle' for free this weekend
To celebrate its two Golden Globe wins, Amazon is letting you watch its original series Mozart in the Jungle for free this weekend. Starting tomorrow at midnight ET, you'll be able to stream the ...
12:39 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget DARPA wants help hunting for individual photons
America's mad science division wants the ability to see the building blocks of light, but needs the scientific community's help to do so. The agency is launching one of its famous open calls...
12:18 pm -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget France doesn't think encryption backdoors are the answer
As the debate over whether or not government officials should have backdoor access to encrypted services rages on, one country doesn't think that's a good idea. France's deputy minister...
11:55 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget UK faces big backlash on longer sentences for online pirates
The results are in and surprise surprise, the public doesn't agree with the UK government's proposal to raise the maximum sentence for online copyright infringement. Policymakers want to inc...
11:43 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving car facility has amazing street names
At Google's self-driving car testing grounds, the streets have some pretty awesome names. Thanks to a map in a behind-the-scenes look from Steven Levy, we know Mountain View is having a blast whi...
11:21 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Juno sets distance record for solar-powered spacecraft
Aided by its enormous solar array, NASA spacecraft Juno has set a record as the most distant solar-powered space explorer. The four ton "armored tank" craft hit 493 million miles yesterday o...
10:58 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Sony's Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will hit the US unlocked
They've been available in Europe and beyond for months, but we in the US are only now getting our chance to pick up Sony's newest smartphones. Sony just announced that the Xperia Z5 and its ...
10:49 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget See how VFX transforms 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
Alert: Spoilers ahoy. There was a lot of talk about practical effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but make no mistake, digital dominates -- there are over 2,100 CG shots in the film out of 2,500 ...
10:49 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget See how VFX transforms 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (updated)
Alert: Spoilers ahoy. There was a lot of talk about practical effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but make no mistake, digital dominates -- there are over 2,100 CG shots in the film out of 2,500 ...
10:27 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget The best 7 green cars from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show
By Marc CarterThis week the world's biggest automakers gathered in snowy Detroit to kick off the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Over 40 new models debuted at this year's event -- including some gro...
10:27 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget The 7 best green cars from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show
By Marc CarterThis week the world's biggest automakers gathered in snowy Detroit to kick off the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Over 40 new models debuted at this year's event -- including some gro...
10:05 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget How to watch tonight's Republican debate with Engadget
Tonight the Republican candidates for president of the United States square off once again in the art of debate. The main event, which begins at 9PM ET on Fox Business, will feature Donald Trump, Ted ...
09:55 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget 'League of Legends' music gets an EDM remix in 'Warsongs'
Something about electronic dance music makes it the perfect soundtrack to League of Legends. Maybe it's that pounding bass. Maybe it's EDM's steady, rhythmic backbone. Maybe it's t...
09:28 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Channel 4's game publishing arm announces first titles
Channel 4 makes video games? It might sound strange, but the British broadcaster has long tinkered with its own TV tie-ins and now wants to help the larger indie game development community. All 4 Game...
09:15 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars,' 'Mad Max' and 'Martian' get Oscar nominations
The next Oscars ceremony looks to be an exciting one for geeks, with some of 2015's best sci-fi films nominated for major categories. Who could have imagined we'd actually see Mad Max: Fury ...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget 'Twitch Plays' directory makes it easy to find new games
The huge success that is TwitchPlaysPokemon gave rise to a number of other Twitch Plays games, and the video platform wants to make sure you can find them all in one place. If you can't get enoug...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Tiny sperm motor, tablet for the blind and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Male fertility issues usually contribute to about half the cases of infertility in couples, which is why some German researchers invented a tiny little Spermbot designe...
08:28 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget World's first radar station gets life-saving grant
A radar site considered by some to be as historically important as Bletchley Park will be preserved, thanks to a &pound;1.4 million ($2 million) grant from the UK government. The Bawdsey facility ...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Is Renault facing its own emissions scandal?
An AFP report, syndicated by The Telegraph, claims that Renault could be facing a Volkswagen-style emissions scandal of its very own. Representatives from the CGT Renault union are claiming that the F...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Is Renault facing its own emissions scandal? (Update)
An AFP report, syndicated by The Telegraph, claims that Renault could be facing a Volkswagen-style emissions scandal of its very own. Representatives from the CGT Renault union are claiming that the F...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Is Renault facing its own emissions scandal? (updated)
An AFP report, syndicated by The Telegraph, claims that Renault could be facing a Volkswagen-style emissions scandal of its very own. Representatives from the CGT Renault union are claiming that the F...
05:55 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget You can stop Microsoft bugging you about Windows 10 upgrades
One of the great things about the days of the doorstop salesperson is that you could slam the door in their face if you weren't in a buying mood. It's not a hint that Microsoft was willing t...
04:57 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Netflix and E4 team up for 'Kiss Me First' gaming drama
Netflix is a proven producer of top-tier TV shows, so it should come as no surprise that traditional broadcasters now want to collaborate on new projects. Today, Channel 4 announced that it's tea...
04:46 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget 'Desert Bus' to get a sequel for Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR
The notoriously monotonous prank mini-game Desert Bus is getting a virtual reality sequel, and it'll most likely be just as mind-numbingly unexciting. Just how dull is it, you ask? Well, playing ...
03:12 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Google Now launcher forces Android apps to literally fit in
Anyone wringing their hands over the fact that their Android apps just don't line up flush will be delighted with an update to Google Now's launcher -- the de facto home screen for Nexus-bra...
01:36 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Software bug forced Nest thermostats offline
A Nest software update in December came with a hidden surprise: a bug that drains the thermostat's battery and ultimately deactivates the device. Users were caught by surprise, and in the case of...
12:51 am -05 - Thu, January 14, 2016
Engadget Samsung is making Qualcomm's latest mobile chip
Samsung says it's making new Exynos processors with low-power 14nm chips -- which is no surprise. What is, however, is that the company is also in charge of building Qualcomm's (maker of Sna...
11:08 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Kymeta's Toyota Mirai plays well with satellites
Connected vehicles need to connect in more and better ways. That's why Toyota's new research vehicle that's been built into a Mirai fuel cell car has tech that lets it get connected in ...
10:09 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Pewdiepie gathers online video stars for entertainment network
YouTube star Pewdiepie wouldn't earn millions from the video platform if he weren't tremendously popular, so creating a network of his own sounds like a logical next step. The Swedish bro ha...
09:16 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Human climate influence means we're skipping an ice age
According to a new study published in Nature, human-generated climate change -- specifically the massive additions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere -- is causing the Ear...
07:57 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Australian securities market set to begin trading Bitcoin
The Australian securities exchange (ASX) is preparing to publicly trade shares of the Bitcoin Group on February 9th, under the BCG handle. Bitcoin Group currently operates 6,000 "mining" rig...
07:14 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget DICE Awards nominate 'Fallout 4,' 'Ori' and more for GOTY
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has revealed its finalists for the 19th annual DICE Awards, with Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt leading the pack at eight nominations...
06:34 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget NASA's closest-ever Ceres photos reveal more odd shapes
NASA's ever-closer inspection of Ceres may have answered some questions, but not all of them... if anything, it might raise a few more. The agency has published its closest-ever photos (240 mile...
06:06 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget All Razer peripherals and accessories are half off Thursday
Fresh off its win in both Best of CES: PC and People's Choice categories for the forthcoming Stealth, Razer announced on Wednesday that it is holding a CES 2016 Fan Appreciation Event. The event,...
05:31 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget GoPro cuts jobs after a big drop in action camera sales
It's tough times for GoPro's fledgling empire. The action camera maker is cutting the jobs of about 7 percent of its workforce (roughly 105 people) after poor sales during the fourth quarte...
05:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Ross Ulbricht appeals his Silk Road conviction
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht isn't taking his conviction laying down. His attorneys have appealed for a new trial in the case, primarily citing evidence of corrupt DEA and Secret Service agen...
04:50 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Apple is taking a new hands-off approach to iAd
Apple's big foray into advertising isn't working out as expected. Six years after launching iAd, the company will soon take a step back from selling ads on its own platform, and will instead...
04:28 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Uber will allow nonviolent criminals to drive in California
Uber doesn't have the best track record when it comes to screening its drivers, and now the transportation company is changing those policies. Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan said in an inter...
04:15 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Google's developing spatial audio for Cardboard
Google's Cardboard division, which oversees development of the VR platform and its associated software, announced on Wednesday that it is updating the platform's SDK to allow developers to i...
03:55 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Uber might owe you money for charging airport fees
If you've taken an Uber ride to a Californian airport and got hit with a surprise fee, you might be owed some cash. Uber has agreed to pay a settlemement in a class action lawsuit that accuses it...
03:35 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Watch Engadget on your Apple TV with our new app
Good news, Apple TV owners: Engadget now has an official app! You'll be able to watch all of our shows, reviews and other video goodies from the comfort of your couch. You can find it right on th...
03:08 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget UC San Diego researchers aim to bring EEGs out of the lab
A team of researchers from the Jacobs School of Engineering and Institute for Neural Computation at UC San Diego have developed a 64-channel "dry" electroencephalogram (EEG), reportedly the ...
02:43 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Sony's smart light turns on the TV when you enter a room
Sony is launching a connected light that performs a surprising number of chores. The "Multifunctional Light," developed using Toshiba's LED lighting tech, can (of course) output a full ...
02:18 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Michigan Tech's anti-drone drone snatches drones in mid air
Drones are in the mainstream now, and for every good drone operator, there's a nefarious one looking to do something nasty with theirs. A team of researchers from Michigan Tech is hoping to preve...
01:53 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget US Customs seized $35,000 worth of counterfeit Fitbits
Being one of the most identifiable names in a technology sector means that people will always want in on your turf. It's a problem that Fitbit knows all too well, since it's now dealing not ...
01:27 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Google hires a White House aide to handle its policy battles
The trend of White House veterans leaving for tech giants (such as Press Secretary Jay Carney) isn't stopping anytime soon. Google just hired Caroline Atkinson, the White House's just-depar...
01:05 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Does it make sense for Apple to buy Time Warner?
The New York Post believes that Apple could target Time Warner, the parent company of Warner Bros. and HBO, for acquisition. It seems unlikely, but the paper reports its poorly-valued stock and simple...
12:39 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget VR brings better motion capture to your video games
The problem with conventional motion capture is that you can't see the world you're supposed to be acting in. How do you get a feel for that epic fantasy landscape when you're staring ...
12:20 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud and Universal finally agree on licensing deal
It took a while to complete, but SoundCloud and Universal Music Group have a licensing agreement in place. Back in 2014, reports surfaced that the music hosting site was working on deals with both Uni...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: Virtual assistants for human people
I like to pretend that I'm important enough to warrant a personal assistant, but the fact of the matter is that I'm just bad with procrastinating. However, there are some of you out there th...
11:42 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Google is working on extension-free tab Casting in Chrome
Mirroring a basic Chrome tab on your Chromecast-connected TV could soon be a little easier from a laptop or PC. As company evangelist Fran&ccedil;ois Beaufort explains, the Chromium team is curren...
11:24 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Outlook for iOS turns your meetings into Skype calls
If you use Skype on a frequent basis, you've probably wanted to schedule a few of those internet-based calls. Doing that on your phone, however, has been a hassle -- at least, until now. Microsof...
11:02 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Google Maps' 'driving mode' can guess where you're going
The latest version of Google Maps for Android has a new feature called "driving mode" that makes the app a cinch to use for everyday commute and regular errands. According to Android Police,...
10:41 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget The US wants self-driving cars, and fast
Just a day after a technology-heavy State of the Union comes news that the White House isn't done pushing us into the future. Reuters believes that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will head...
10:18 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget 'Serial' slows down its release schedule
Broadcast TV may be tied to a rigid schedule of weekly releases, but services like Netflix have shown that the internet has no such restriction. It's a fact that the creators of Serial are now ta...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget The first working Hyperloop could arrive by the end of 2016
Rob Lloyd, the recently-minted CEO of Hyperloop Technologies, believes that his firm will have a fully-working test loop ready for the end of the year. The executive is here at CES to oversee the brea...
09:41 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Motorola opens up Verizon's Moto X to custom software
When Motorola declared that it wouldn't support Android 6 "Marshmallow" on carrier-locked versions of its nearly-new 2014 Moto X, owners of the $500 flagship phone were rightly pissed. ...
09:24 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Google wants automakers to help its self-driving car project
Google's self-driving cars are getting smarter and safer, but the company still wants some help from traditional automakers. Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress, John Krafcik, the head...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Sex censorship breeds a fetish-focused social network
She lay back on a tan leather chaise lounge in a luxury suite in a Las Vegas hotel, a VR headset covering her eyes, surrounded by strangers and coworkers. She squirmed with embarrassment, screamed, gi...
08:32 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Archaeologists have new tools that make it easy to scan artifacts
A European Union-funded project called "Presious" could make a modern Indiana Jones' tasks easier even if they're operating with tiny budgets. See, the initiative is currently deve...
08:10 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget 'Robot Wars' is returning to BBC Two
We can't believe it either. The carnage of Robot Wars is coming back to BBC Two, promising "more battles and more science" as a new batch of tinkerers duke it out for the show's co...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget 'Hateful Eight' producer joins Activision's film and TV division
Veteran Hollywood producer Stacey Sher is the latest executive addition to Activision Blizzard, the company behind major franchises including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Skylanders, Hearthstone a...
07:37 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Trend Micro anti-virus software leaves users open to attack
When they're not working on their own projects, Google engineers often focus on highlighting potential issues with software delivered by others. We've already seen bug hunter Tavis Ormandy e...
06:40 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Google uses tiny cameras to capture adorable mini Street View
When you think of Google Street View, you'll probably get visions of the company's camera-mounted cars or its colossal Trekker backpacks. The search giant has has sent them to some of the wo...
05:35 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Watch SpaceX staff erupt as Falcon 9 nails the landing
"The Falcon has landed." With that pronouncement, the SpaceX ground crew shares hugs and high fives, while a huge crowd of employees explodes in celebration. Sure, the new video of December&...
04:26 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget YouTube gives three Asian countries their own homepages
YouTube hasn't officially been a thing in Pakistan since 2012 when the country blocked the video sharing service over its refusal to remove Innocence of Muslims, a low-budget schlockfest that dep...
03:03 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget Pilots rely too much on automated tech, DOT says
While automakers are still in the midst of developing driverless tech for cars, pilots are already relying too much on automated systems. According to the Department of Transportation, the Federal Avi...
01:37 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget LG plans to triple its solar panel production by 2020
While LG's consumer electronics business has been pumping out high-res TVs and other gadgets, its solar panel division has apparently been making plans for its expansion, as well. The company has...
12:21 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget DARPA's developing an unjammable communications chip
Electronic warfare (EW) techniques -- from killing missiles with microwaves to downing drones with radio interference -- have become an integral part of modern wars. This issue is exasperated by the f...
12:21 am -05 - Wed, January 13, 2016
Engadget DARPA is developing an unjammable communications chip
Electronic warfare (EW) techniques -- from killing missiles with microwaves to downing drones with radio interference -- have become an integral part of modern wars. This issue is exasperated by the f...
11:13 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Amazon Studios' next original movie comes out later this year
Amazon is ready to make another feature film. Paterson is written by Jim Jarmusch and will star Adam Driver in the title role. Following Spike Lee's musical drama satire, Chi-Raq, Paterson, also ...
10:28 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget PC shipments see their steepest drop ever
Windows 10 might be pretty popular, but it wasn't popular enough to rescue the PC business. IDC estimates that computer shipments actually fell 10.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, making ...
09:48 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget President Obama wants US to 'reignite its spirit of innovation'
President Obama gave his final State of the Union address on Tuesday. In it, he discussed how far the country has come over the last year and where he sees it going in the future. But beyond the expec...
08:54 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Must See HDTV: State of the Union, 'Workaholics,' 'Teachers'
After President Obama finishes his State of the Union Address, there are still a bunch of new choices for your TV watching this week. Netflix is premiering a new season of Degrassi, while Amazon has m...
07:52 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Rockstar North boss Leslie Benzies resigns after 17 years
Rockstar North President Leslie Benzies has bid farewell to the studio after 17 years and a handful of highly influential games under his belt. As the head of Rockstar North, Benzies was the lead deve...
07:29 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget The teen hackers that cracked the CIA chief's email are back
"Crackas With Attitude," the hacking group that reportedly broke into CIA chief John Brennan's personal email last October (and whose contents have since been released by Wikileaks), ha...
07:29 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget The teen hackers who cracked the CIA chief's email are back
"Crackas With Attitude," the hacking group that reportedly broke into CIA chief John Brennan's personal email last October (and whose contents have since been released by Wikileaks), ha...
06:58 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Google's Nexus 5X now starts at $349
If you've been looking for an excuse to buy Google's latest entry-level smartphone, the Nexus 5X, here's your chance. Today, the search company announced a permanent price cut for the L...
06:36 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix chief starts a $100 million education fund
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings may plan to make a lot of money in the near future, but he's also bent on giving some of that money away, too. He's starting up the Hastings Fund, a $100 million mo...
06:02 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Google renews focus on VR with new leadership
When Google first introduced its Cardboard VR viewer two years ago, it was mostly just a fun side project that many didn't take too seriously. But it's grown substantially since then to be a...
05:26 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Comcast doesn't like you using third-party cable modems
Not long after facing consumer backlash for its newly implemented bandwidth caps, Comcast is at it again. Now, as Consumerist reports, the company's being put on display for interrupting a custom...
05:04 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Morphing Braille tablets offer graphics to the blind
You can use voice dictation and feedback to navigate a phone or tablet if you're blind, but that doesn't really answer all your needs. What if you need to read charts or other graphics? Th...
04:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Lyft takes you to the doctor even if you don't have a phone
People who don't have a cellphone need rides too, and Lyft is looking to lending a hand. The transportation service teamed up with National Medtrans Network in New York City to take folks to the ...
04:23 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime gives you 20 percent discounts on new games
If you're a big video game fan with an Amazon account, there's a real chance that you have a few games on pre-order. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get a break on those games without...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget 'To the Moon' and back again: Making a sequel after indie success
Kan Gao's life changed remarkably in 2011. That's the year his studio, Freebird Games, released To the Moon, a tender role-playing game about two doctors who travel through a dying man'...
03:38 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget President Obama is the White House's first social media ninja
President Barack Obama will give his final State of the Union address tonight, kicking off the final 12 months of his time in the Oval Office. To mark the occasion, the president and his administratio...
03:19 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget N64's 'GoldenEye 007' goes modern with Unreal Engine 4
Ah, yes. GoldenEye 007. One of the classic Nintendo 64 titles and a memorable first-person shooter is certainly a game that I spent a lot of time with. Now we have a glimpse of what the game could loo...
02:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget California rejects VW's recall plan
California isn't happy with Volkswagen recall proposal for its emissions-cheating diesel vehicles. Today the state rejected the automakers plan saying it "contained gaps and lacked sufficien...
02:27 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Here's the list of vehicles that support Apple CarPlay
As CarPlay arrives on 2016 vehicles, Apple finally has a list of models that support Cupertino's automotive software. Before now, there was only a general list of auto makers and we were left wit...
02:02 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Mozilla drops its single sign-on tech November 30th
Mozilla launched its Persona single sign-on platform to let you easily log in to websites without chaining yourself to a social network or storing passwords locally. However, it never really caught o...
01:41 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Google I/O 2016 set for May 18-20 in Mountain View
Mark your calendars, folks. Google, Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai took to Google+ today to announce the company's annual developer conference, I/O, would take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Moun...
01:19 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget VLC for Apple TV plays virtually all of your media
The new Apple TV is a more capable media device than its predecessors, but let's face it: out of the box, it's not much use if your collection is in formats that Apple doesn't handle. ...
12:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Silicon Valley execs highlight tech's equality problem
Silicon Valley is slowly taking steps to address its diversity and equality issues, but oftentimes this problem is spoken as if just hiring from a wider pool of people will solve everything. There is ...
12:24 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Political TV ad archive preserves lies for the ages
You're about to see a lot of political TV ads in the US (if you haven't already), and keeping tabs on them is going to be... difficult. Who paid for which ad, who are they attacking, and wh...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget The best humidifier
By John Holecek, Tim HeffernanThis 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 a third year of testing, the...
11:42 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget The original 'Psychonauts' comes to PS4 this spring
Slowly but surely, Double Fine Productions is re-releasing its greatest hits on the PlayStation 4. In addition to Grim Fandango, Full Throttle and Day of the Tentacle, the developer has announced plan...
11:21 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Samsung lets inspectors into its factories following deaths
Samsung has agreed to allow inspectors into its plants as part of a deal with plant workers who contracted cancer and other workplace maladies. The company signed the document with two groups that rep...
11:02 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget 'Homefront: The Revolution' coming to the US on May 17th
After switching studios twice, Homefront: The Revolution will finally be released in North America on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 on May 17th, while Europe and other regions will get it on May 20th...
10:38 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Philae comet lander has likely gone silent for good
If you were hoping for a happy ending to the Philae comet lander's frequently perilous adventures, you might be disappointed. The German Aerospace Center reports that a last-ditch attempt at cont...
10:25 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Amazon's 7-inch Fire tablet discounted to 40 in the UK
Amazon's newest 7-inch Fire is all the tablet most people need, which is why it's such incredibly good value for money at only &pound;50. Or it was, anyway, before Amazon decided it wasn...
10:19 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget The CW network might get its own streaming service
As streaming deals with Netflix and Hulu are nearing their end, CBS and Time Warner are considering a new online service for their jointly-owned CW network, Bloomberg reports. It sounds like they'...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Nintendo bundles 'Pokmon Red' and 'Blue' in new 3DS pack
Happy birthday, Pikachu! And Bulbasaur, and Charmander, and Squirtle, and Growlithe, and ... about 700 other adorable creatures. February 27th is Pok&eacute;mon Day, and this year Nintendo is cele...
09:42 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Google search cards help you learn yoga
If you're getting started on yoga, you'll probably be wondering how and when to perform poses. However, you won't necessarily have to turn to professional help if you just need some ba...
09:21 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Uber wants to keep you entertained while you ride
Uber pretty much has the whole getting us from A to B thing down pat, but having recently dropped off its billionth customer, the company has cause to reflect on all the downtime its users spend in tr...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Spotify wants to give you the story behind a song's lyrics
In it's ongoing quest to bring artists and fans closer together, Spotify has a new feature that aims to do just that. Starting today, the streaming service will give you a look at the meaning of ...
08:31 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget NASA forms planetary task force against asteroid threats
NASA wants to be ready for asteroids that could destroy our planet so it doesn't have to find a crew of deep-sea oil drillers to rescue us at the last minute. As such, it has officially named its...
08:07 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Tinder hits 100 million downloads, but newbies beware
Many New Year's resolutions were apparently "hook up with someone," because Tinder said it had its biggest day in active user growth on January 3. That's part of an overall trend t...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Live Periscope feeds will show up on Twitter for iOS
Like GIFs and Vines before it, Periscope streams will now show up and play directly in the Twitter timeline on iOS. If you happen to miss the live stream, replays will also autoplay when you see the o...
06:03 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10
Although PC users love to hate Microsoft's Internet Explorer, the software is credited with helping millions of people enjoy their first taste of the web. The browser is not as popular as it once...
05:19 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Alton Towers to open 'Galactica' VR roller coaster in April
Virtual reality headsets can trick your eyes and ears into thinking you're someplace else, but what about the rest of your body? Alton Towers thinks it has the answer and, unsurprisingly, it invo...
05:05 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget Twitter reportedly plans to embed users' tweets alongside ads
According to Digiday, Twitter is working on a new form of advertising that would connect tweets from normal users with a company's own advertising. The new service would be able to collect togeth...
03:33 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile's CEO does damage control, apologizes to the EFF
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has published an open letter on the company's website, and it smells like an attempt at damage control after getting some real backlash. As you might know, he's been...
01:49 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget President Obama will be interviewed live on YouTube this Friday
The hype machine for President Obama's final State of the Union address is in full swing. Earlier today, it was announced that the address will be shown live on Amazon Instant Video, and the Whit...
12:24 am -05 - Tue, January 12, 2016
Engadget 'Tomb Raider' and 'Witcher 3' snag Writers Guild nominations
The Writers Guild of America has nominated Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Pillars of Eternity, Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in its Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writin...
11:56 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Grindr sells majority stake to a Chinese gaming company
The majority stake of gay dating app Grindr is now in the hands of Beijing Kunlun, a Chinese gaming firm. The company will pick up 60 percent of the app, which it valued at $155 million. "We have...
10:26 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Police claim to have cracked extra-secure BlackBerry phones
BlackBerry smartphones have secure messaging as a matter of course, but for some that isn't enough: there are custom models that are even more secure thanks to PGP-encrypted mail. However, it se...
08:56 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Efficient incandescent bulb cannibalizes its own waste heat
A team of researchers from MIT announced Monday that they have developed a novel method to make conventional incandescent lights far more energy efficient. Incandescents, the ones with the white hot f...
07:27 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Finally, a lithium battery that doesn't explode
When lithium-ion batteries overheat they expand and on some occasions, erupt into flames. It's the reason low-quality hoverboards keep exploding and can't be taken on flights. Thankfully Sta...
06:09 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget The US' next climate science supercomputer is twice as fast
Ever since 2012, scientists have been leaning on the Yellowstone supercomputer to model and predict climate. It's a powerful ally, especially when it's still one of the fastest computers on ...
05:44 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Animal Planet will stream the Puppy Bowl in VR on February 7th
There's something that folks look forward to about the Super Bowl every year besides the commercials. It's the Puppy Bowl. And this year, Animal Planet is stepping things up a notch with VR....
05:13 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget FBI broadens investigation into Clinton emails
A few months ago, presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed over her email servers to the FBI. Since then, the federal agency found out that at least a couple of her ...
04:40 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Live speedrunning marathon raises $1.2 million for charity
Games Done Quick offers exactly what its name promises: a marathon of video games played quickly -- this is called "speedrunning" -- in front of a live audience and streamed online. The cool...
04:04 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Tinder's hidden score rates your 'desirability'
If you've used Tinder often enough, you've probably wondered whether there was a science behind who your matches are. Well, it's now certain that there is -- although whether or not yo...
03:29 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel will remain open in NY during appeal
Daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel are free to continue operating in the state of New York. After a judge banned the gaming services from taking funds for a few hours last month, an appeals co...
02:55 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Apple's latest iOS, Watch and TV betas pack big features
Apple's pre-release software isn't usually buzz-worthy outside of major revamps, but there's definitely a reason to take notice today. The company's iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2 and WatchOS ...
02:31 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Amazon is reportedly building a smaller, cheaper Echo
If you've been intrigued by the Echo, Amazon's voice-activated personal assistant speaker, but aren't quite willing to shell out $179.99 to figure out if it works for you, there might s...
02:01 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget No, EA isn't reviving 'NCAA Football'
EA Sports revived the official NCAA Football Facebook page this morning after one-and-a-half years of silence, posting a four-second video of a heart monitor and the caption, "Our heart still bea...
01:29 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Obama's final State of the Union will be broadcast on Snapchat
The White House announced today that it had joined Snapchat ahead of tomorrow's State of the Union address, the last before President Obama leaves office. Snapchat is a social site where users�...
01:29 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Go behind the scenes of the State of the Union with Snapchat
The White House announced today that it had joined Snapchat ahead of tomorrow's State of the Union address, the last before President Obama leaves office. Snapchat is a social site where users�...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget David Bowie fused science fiction and pop culture
David Bowie passed away yesterday following an 18-month battle with cancer. The news was confirmed through his official website, his publicist and son Duncan Jones, who tweeted, "Very sorry and s...
12:34 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Amazon will stream the President's State of the Union speech
The President's State of the Union address has been viewable online for years, but you've had to visit either the White House's website or YouTube. That's not very convenient in a...
12:02 pm -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Ford service helps you get around town, whatever you drive
Ford's traditional business has revolved around making cars, but it's increasingly seeing itself as a transportation company that just happens to make vehicles. Need proof? Just look at th...
11:33 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Audi's hydrogen concept car fuels up in four minutes
CES was a hotbed of car announcements this year, but luckily some surprises have been saved for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Take Audi's h-tron quattro, a hydrogen-power...
11:01 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Uber's latest app partnership helps you catch the bus
For many, the biggest problem with public transit is simply reaching it. A 15 minute bus ride isn't very fast if it'll take you 30 minutes to walk to the stop, after all. That's where...
10:29 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget New material can store solar energy to warm you up later
Solar projects are usually focused on generating electricity, but we could arguably save more power by storing heat. Scientists from MIT have created a new type of solid material that does exactly tha...
09:57 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget AT&T's unlimited mobile data plan is back
After discontinuing its unlimited mobile data plans back in 2010, AT&amp;T has brought them back as a bundle with its U-Verse TV and new DirecTV services. If you're a subscriber on either of ...
09:35 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Scientists find a way to make concrete on Mars
If humans are ever going to have a long-term presence on Mars, they'll need to make their own buildings -- they can't count on timely shipments from Earth. But how do they do that when the ...
09:02 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget HTC Vive pre-orders open February 29th
If you've been jonesing to try HTC's room-focused take on virtual reality, the Vive, you won't have to wait long to plunk down some cash. Following a tease late last year, HTC has confi...
08:04 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Lily's smart camera drone racks up $34 million in pre-orders
If you need proof that there's a market for camera drones that follow you around, you just got it in spades. Lily Robotics has revealed that its tag-along drone scooped up $34 million in pre-ord...
07:20 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is the UK's biggest ever film
We knew that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be a popular film, but the sheer speed at which it's breaking box office records has still taken us by surprise. It's now the biggest movie in...
06:43 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Amazon beats Netflix to take home two Golden Globes
The 2016 Golden Globes ceremony was held last night, once again highlighting Amazon and its growing repertoire of high-quality TV shows. Mozart in the Jungle, which follows a group of orchestral music...
05:04 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Gamma ray map offers best view yet of our galaxy's energy
Space is full of gamma rays and other intense forms of energy, but you've only ever had a partial picture of it. Ground-based telescopes can only see so much, and even the Fermi space telescope (...
04:29 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Oyster and contactless cards now stretch to Gatwick Airport
If you live in London and regularly take the train to Gatwick Airport, we've got some good news: starting today, you can use your Oyster card to travel to the station just outside departures. Tha...
03:14 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Apple doesn't know how many people are using its News app
Apple has admitted that it has no idea how many people are using its News app, according to the WSJ. The confession doesn't put the company in too bad a light, because Apple believes it has been ...
01:58 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Watch Intel's record-setting drone light show
Intel talked a big game when it said that it set a Guinness World Record for the most drones controlled by a single person, but it now has the evidence to back up that braggadocio. Guinness has posted...
12:40 am -05 - Mon, January 11, 2016
Engadget Ford is testing autonomous cars in the snow
If you've ever driven in the snow you know how difficult and dangerous it can be. Which makes Ford's announcement that it's testing fully autonomous cars in this less-than-optimal envir...
11:38 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget In China, $100 already gets you a nice metallic smartphone
Why yes, here's yet another dirt cheap Chinese smartphone from none other than Xiaomi. The Redmi 3 is the company's latest budget device that costs just 699 yuan (about $107) off contract, w...
10:48 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget VW's latest plug-in hybrid is built for off-roading
Most plug-in hybrid vehicles are better-suited to the streets than mud and rocks, but Volkswagen thinks it can make an exception. Its just-unveiled Tiguan GTE Active Concept mates a 148HP gas engine w...
09:35 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Tracking the Engadget staff's vitals was a terrible mistake
We challenged eight Engadget staffers to wear a biometric health tracking shirt for the first few days of CES. In a word, it went terribly. For many of us, it was a struggle to set up a shirt, compute...
08:44 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Brussels wants you to make internet calls to random locals
Brussels is having a tough time lately. While it's the effective capital of the European Union and famous for its street art, the combination of terrorism fears and an economic slump has kept th...
07:41 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Nikon made CES 2016 worth paying attention to for camera fans
Canon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony failed to make waves with their latest camera announcements. For the most part, the manufacturers focused on introducing minimal upgrades to existing point-and-shoot...
07:07 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget The other CES 2016 trend: Put a screen on it
Wearables, 4K and 8K TVs, connected homes and self-driving cars may be the mainstream themes dictated by multimillion-dollar corporations. But sometimes a concept pervades all corners of CES, from plu...
06:27 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Tesla hopes cars will drive themselves cross-country by 2018
Tesla only just introduced the ability to summon your car from its parking spot, but it already has much, much larger ambitions. Company chief Elon Musk is predicting that the Model S' just-intr...
06:10 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget VW wants to fix emissions cheating with catalytic converters
Volkswagen has already promised to recall US vehicles caught up in its emissions cheating scandal, but how is it actually going to fix most of them? We now have a good idea. Bild, the Financial Time...
05:30 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget The Internet of Things looks to be more of the same in 2016
Despite analyst expectations that the so-called Internet of Things will generate as much as $1.2 billion in 2016, the Internet of Things appears to be continuing its same shark-jumping trajectory that...
05:30 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget The Internet of Things will be more of the same in 2016
Despite analyst expectations that the so-called Internet of Things will generate as much as $1.2 billion in 2016, the Internet of Things appears to be continuing its same shark-jumping trajectory that...
05:15 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget A closer look at Cellrobot, the Voltron-like modular bot
When we first heard of Cellrobot, a device that can by customized by linking up to 100 separate bots, it seemed like a genuinely cool idea. You could, for example, snap two wheels onto a Cellrobot to ...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Say hello to Panasonic's invisible TV
Often one of the biggest eyesores in an otherwise impeccable living room is the large black expanse of a TV. Panasonic could have a solution for that, however, in the form of transparent displays. The...
04:35 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget The story behind Master & Dynamic's mix of sound and design
Master &amp; Dynamic's latest headphones, the wireless over-ear MW60s, may have been announced ahead of CES, but that didn't stop me from getting the story behind the excellent aesthetic...
03:59 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Intel-powered hard hat could help contractors of the future
A few days ago, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduced DAQRI founder Brian Mullins to demonstrate a brand new Intel-powered augmented reality hard hat which looks very much like a Robocop helmet. The hel...
03:02 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget 2016 is the year CES became the high-tech auto show
Cars have been a part of CES for a while. But they've always been a bit of an afterthought, pushed to the back corners of the north hall behind the iPhone cases. The last few years though, the au...
02:01 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Cord cutters can have DVRs with multiroom and placeshifting
Most of the developments in DVRs are for people who still have cable or aren't bothered by paying a monthly fee -- see the new TiVo Bolt and Dish Network's new Hopper 3 -- but what about cor...
01:33 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Apple Music reportedly hits 10 million subscribers
Apple was quick to crow that its fledgling music service had 6.5 million paying customers back in October, but many people were understandably cautious. Were those numbers actually going to grow, or ...
01:01 pm -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Audi is outfitting its dealers with an impressive VR experience
Some applications of virtual reality were obvious right from the start -- video games immersive VR video experiences were two obvious places to start. But for VR to be something that justifies, say, F...
11:59 am -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's smart mirrors gave me a makeover
We've seen Panasonic's smart mirrors before a couple of years ago, when they made over Engadget Managing Editor Dana Wollman into a 1970s space princess. Now the company is at CES 2016 showi...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat Week in Green: All the EVs at CES, and more!
Want to see the future of transportation? Look to CES 2016, where innovators debuted the state of the art in high-tech mobility. Chevrolet kicked things off by launching the first electric car for the...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Pi Top Assembly demo
Felix and Ben build an alternative laptop based on the Raspberry Pi, the Pi-Top! The successful Kickstarter laptop which you can build yourself. Still in its prototyping stage but nearing ready for pr...
09:31 am -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Samsung's weird wearables include a smart suit and solar purse
We've already seen some crazy product concepts from Samsung's secret labs, but the company also had a few more unique wearable ideas over at its CES booth. How does a suit equipped with NFC ...
08:04 am -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget John McAfee on his new startup and why he should be president
Perhaps the only way John McAfee could surprise us again is by doing something as pedestrian as joining another tech company. These days, he's more known for his love of guns and drugs, not to me...
05:37 am -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget US college campuses ban 'hoverboards' over fire risks
If you're planning to get around campus on your new hoverboard, you may want to check your school's policy first. According to AP, at least 20 universities in the US have restricted or banne...
01:44 am -05 - Sun, January 10, 2016
Engadget Birth control for men comes down to flipping a switch
Birth control for men still tends to be divided between condoms (which aren't always fun or reliable) and more drastic surgical procedures like vasectomies (which are frequently permanent). Not ...
11:58 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Holorama reproduces your favorite scenes in a tiny holo-theather
"Holorama" is an art installation that revives the likes of The Big Lebowski, Twin Peaks and, yes, Jason and the Argonauts with some transparent screens, a mirror and lovingly handcrafted di...
10:37 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook is reportedly making a Messenger app for Mac
Desktop messaging apps haven't gotten much attention lately. Sure, you continue to see mainstays like Skype, but the big chat services still tend to steer you toward websites. That might be cha...
09:10 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Tesla's Model S now drives up to meet you
When Tesla first unveiled its semi-autonomous driving upgrades for the Model S, it made much ado over the ability to summon your car -- you wouldn't have to go into the garage (or walk across a l...
08:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget At CES, plenty of companies want to put a Fitbit on your furbabies
The animal wearable device market isn't going anywhere thanks to the popularity of products like Whistle. Because we're both animal lovers, editor-in-chief Michael Gorman and I hit the show ...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Wearables are inching towards a purpose in 2016
Before CES 2016 began, I was expecting wearable technology to occupy less space on the floor than in 2015. I'd reasoned that the industry's failure to make the devices essential for life wou...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Wearables are inching toward a purpose in 2016
Before CES 2016 began, I was expecting wearable technology to occupy less space on the floor than in 2015. I'd reasoned that the industry's failure to make the devices essential for life wou...
07:17 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Taking a spin in the electrified Chevy Bolt EV
There's a reason the Chevy Bolt EV received best of CES from Engadget. Even though the we drove a model that's about 80-percent of what will end up in production, the promise of a solid comp...
06:36 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Edit your GoPro videos on your TV with Sugarlock
Right now, if you want to share GoPro videos (or any video sitting on a memory card, and not your phone), then it usually involves a PC and some effort -- or at least some time exporting and uploading...
05:55 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget I became a cyborg to feel older, not stronger
I like to joke that I'm technically 33 years old, but on the inside I'm 65. I'm less inclined to make that joke after spending 20 minutes or so inside Genworth's "Aging Experi...
04:45 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget The scooters of CES: Riding the Genze and chatting with Gogoro
While cars grabbed the CES headlines, electric scooters continue to innovate just as quickly and in Gogoro's instance, quicker than their four-wheel counterparts. I rode the Genze electric scoote...
04:15 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Time Warner fights Netflix by offering TV seasons on-demand
Time Warner isn't shy about its disdain for online-only video services like Netflix, which threaten its revenue from old-school TV providers. However, it's not just going to sit around and ...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Carl Zeiss thinks it can make smart glasses you'll want to wear
After the initial bubble of excitement, Google Glass was ultimately rejected by the public and sent back to the drawing board, all for one simple reason. Despite repeated attempts to town down the des...
03:05 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget At the CES 'Shark Tank' open call, the optimism is infectious
"I just want to do the royalty, because I develop formulas for cancer. So, I want to use Michael's money to help heal the world," a gray-haired man in a kung-fu uniform explained, his f...
02:35 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Sling TV CEO on the competition and internet TV's future
Sling TV was the big winner at CES 2015. The internet TV service, which is owned by Dish, took home multiple awards from the show, along with dominating the news cycle throughout the first few weeks o...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Nielsen wired me with sensors and exposed my CES tech fetish
After four days on the ground in Las Vegas, I thought I didn't care about any of the new products announced this year at the Consumer Electronics Show. But Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience hooked me...
01:35 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' is now a pinball machine
Stern Pinball, a regular at CES, usually bringing along its latest machines. The company has a history of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist and that explains why we're here playing Game Of Thro...
12:56 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Linked love: OKCupid offers options for polyamorous couples
One of OkCupid's biggest advantages versus other matchmaking sites is the seemingly endless amount of dating data its users provide voluntarily in an effort to find a compatible mate. The flip-si...
12:03 pm -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget SpaceX will attempt to land a rocket on a barge yet again
After SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches the Jason-3 satellite on January 17th, its first stage will attempt to land back to Earth unscathed. The private space corp performed a successful touchdow...
11:27 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget New York City's whole subway system gets WiFi in 2016
Forget having to remember which New York City subway stations have WiFi -- by the end of this year, you won't have to pick and choose. State governor Andrew Cuomo has promised that every undergro...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget What you missed on day five at CES
The longer CES goes on, the weirder it gets -- and not just because five days is wayyy too much time in Vegas. Rather, the big consumer announcements have already been made, so we're left with th...
10:30 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Indiegogo CEO talks crowdfunding, busts out push-ups
Slava Rubin has had a busy week. After ogling a brigade of drones on the show floor and revealing a way to help huge companies like Anheuser-Busch take advantage of crowdfunding, the Indiegogo CEO too...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Sony aims to reinvent its LCD TVs to match OLED rivals
CES has a lot of TVs. So many TVs. Huge ones. 8K ones. HDR capable ones (and not). In the midst of all that confusion, one thing has been constant: the increasing presence of OLED. LG is making more O...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Kodak's big comeback is an old school throwback
As I squeeze my way through the small gaps between people on the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, the excitement of the crowd is palpable. TVs are rolling up like sheets of paper; robo...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Delivery drone for humans, VR gaming and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Ehang 184 is a Personal Flying Vehicle (PFV) that promises to deliver human cargo to its commuting destination in a way that has us intrigued and also, of course, m...
08:10 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget EyeForcer wants to force your kids to sit up straight
The rise in smartphone use has created a new spinal condition that's called "tech neck," or "gameboy disease." All of that time hunched over our devices, shoulders forward, ha...
07:14 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget OhMiBod's smart kegel exerciser doubles as a sex toy
Though there were plenty of fitness devices here at CES 2016, OhMiBod's Lovelife Krush beat out all of them to win our Best of CES award in the Digital Health and Fitness category. That's be...
06:04 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo users can start playing this classic trivia game
Amazon Echo is already pretty darn useful, but its latest update adds a fun trivia game you're definitely familiar with: Jeopardy!. After installing its app's newest version, you can start p...
04:31 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget NFL talking to Apple and Google about streaming London games
The NFL's streaming test of a London game between the Lions and Chiefs went rather smashingly last year, so it's planning on doing even more in 2016. The league will reportedly live-stream a...
02:52 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Juniper will release another patch for its backdoored firewalls
A couple of weeks after announcing it found "unauthorized code" in firewalls that could've let someone spy on secure VPN traffic, Juniper Networks has another update on the issue. Despi...
01:27 am -05 - Sat, January 9, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving cars don't crash as much as humans do
Evidence is already starting to pile up that autonomous vehicles are pretty darn safe, but would you like to slap a number on it? Okay, we've got one: according to a study commissioned by Google ...
11:51 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Fossil's Q54 Pilot is a very handsome activity tracker
Fossil has long made a name for itself for affordable fashion watches, but it's recently ventured into the smartwatch territory with its Q line of wearables. At CES, it showed off a new model cal...
11:21 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Sony is trying to trademark 'Let's Play' videos
You've heard of a "Let's Play" video, right? That's a common term for YouTube videos featuring video game commentary and gameplay. People have built careers out of this kind o...
10:53 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Uber is cutting prices to spur demand in a slow winter
Not surprisingly, demand for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft tends to drop in January. You don't have all those holiday parties to visit, and you're usually back to the daily grind ...
10:22 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget 'Metal Gear,' 'The Witcher 3' lead game developers' nominees
You probably have a short list of favorite video games from 2015, but what do you think game creators would pick if given the chance? You don't have to wonder: the Game Developers Choice Awards ...
09:56 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Former Cardinals official pleads guilty to hacking another team
The Justice Department announced back in the June that it was investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly accessing another team's scouting reports. Today, the Cardinals former director o...
09:40 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget I zapped my brain's pleasure center with electric headphones
Behind the scenes at Engadget, my nickname is "Mr. Chill" because I'm the most permanently-wound member of the team. That's why I had to meet Nervana, a company promising to use mu...
09:28 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget The ESA wants to put people on the moon by the 2020s
The European Space Agency is going back to the moon. It announced on Friday that it's working with international partners to land a series of manned missions on the moon by the end of the next de...
09:10 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget At over five feet wide, this drone is not for noobs
Imagine: You turn up at CES with a big ass hexacopter, only to find it's not even the biggest drone at the show. Not by a country mile. Still, at 5.4 feet across and 1.65 feet tall, Aee's F6...
08:56 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget It's 'Blade Runner' android Roy Batty's birthday
Back to the Future isn't the only big sci-fi movie whose memorable dates are cropping up in real life -- January 8th, 2016 marks the "birthday" of Roy Batty, the leader of the rogue Rep...
08:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Presenting the Best of CES 2016 winners!
After several nights debating with each other on which of our many finalists should win our Best of CES awards, we've come to a decision. Below is our list of winners for each category, including...
08:11 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Meet the real people of CES
The number of attendees at CES is huge. A huge mass of people descending on Las Vegas to experience the latest and greatest in consumer technology. But, sadly, amidst all the hustle and bustle, busy s...
07:55 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget The founder of Vine made a sweet new social app, Peach
Peach is the latest product from Dom Hofmann, the founder of Vine, and he once again seems to have hit the social-networking sweet spot. Peach is a free app that allows users to share updates like on ...
07:45 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Feds tap America's top tech companies to help hunt terrorists
Today, leaders from some of the biggest technology companies in the country met with the US government to discuss ways they might collaborate to help identify and find terrorists on the internet. The ...
07:17 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming soon for $399
There aren't many Ultra HD Blu-ray players to choose from, but the first one you can buy is this one from Samsung. We'd seen it before at IFA last year, but this week Samsung announced the U...
06:59 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget VW isn't handing documents to US emissions investigators
Volkswagen may be willing to recall vehicles affected by its emissions cheating scandal, but that doesn't mean that it's being entirely cooperative with investigators. Attorney general offi...
06:24 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget BMW's motorcycle helmet is the connected future on two wheels
In addition to bringing its highly connected concept car to CES, BMW also showed off a HUD helmet that syncs with its ConnectedRide platform delivering a plethora of information right into the face of...
06:10 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget A chat with the folks bringing free gigabit WiFi to NYC
We've been charting the progress of LinkNYC for the past year -- from a mere concept to a legitimate replacement for New York City's payphones. Now as LinkNYC has begun installing its gigabi...
05:51 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Ford CEO Mark Fields on car research and partnerships
Ford CEO Mark Fields joined us onstage at CES 2016 to talk about the automaker's car-sharing plans, its research into autonomous driving and the growing list of partners entering its dashboard. &...
05:25 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget You can order groceries from the door of Samsung's new fridge
When Samsung announced its latest smart refrigerator earlier this week, we were intrigued. After the company demoed the appliance during its CES press conference, we had to stop and take a look. If yo...
05:20 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Sex is back at CES
For years, CES shared the Las Vegas Convention Center with the Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). But when AEE decided to reschedule its show in 2012, the biggest tech show on Earth lost its adult edge. ...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Fox pushes virtual reality to the limit with 30 minutes on Mars
I wasn't prepared for The Martian VR Experience. All I'd known before sitting down in a padded seat in a near-pitch-black booth, tucked away in the Library bar at Vegas' Marquee nightcl...
04:45 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Apple is reportedly making premium wireless earbuds for the next iPhone
Rumors have swirled about Apple ditching the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack for much of the last year. Now, one of the most reliable Apple rumor reporters is saying that the iPhone 7 will indeed for...
04:25 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget VW claims Apple wouldn't let it show wireless CarPlay at CES
Apple may have baked wireless CarPlay into an iOS update months ago, but that doesn't mean it's ready to show off the feature... at least, not according to Volkswagen. The car giant claims ...
04:05 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget The Fleye drone could be the safest flying robot at CES
Following its successful Kickstarter campaign, the Fleye drone made its debut at CES 2016 this week. The $1200 UAV is designed, first and foremost, with safety in mind. Its main rotor is encased in a ...
03:45 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Challenge: Multitasking
The most ridiculous spectacle to ever grace the Engadget stage at CES is over. But you can relive the magic of the Engadget Challenge right here.We're never satisfied doing just one thing at a ti...
03:25 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget 'Half-Life' writer Marc Laidlaw leaves Valve after 18 years
If you've been holding your breath for Half-Life 3 over the past 12 years, we have two questions for you:How are you still alive?Can you handle more disappointment?Marc Laidlaw, an 18-year vetera...
03:05 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Meet Krush's 360-degree VR vomit comet
You know those firms that are famous for making one thing, but also have some wacky projects on the side? Krush is one such outfit, which is most commonly known for its video chat platform, ooVoo, and...
02:49 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's 4K CES: OLED, LCD and Ultra HD Blu-ray
At Panasonic's CES press conference we focused on its new SL-1200 turntables, and now we've hit the company's booth to see some new 4K hardware. That includes the 65-inch OLED TV that&#...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Sex-robot maker says you probably won't own his machines
David Levy, author of Love and Sex with Robots and sensual chatbot champion, claims that sex with humanoid companions will be routine by 2050. Self-proclaimed futurologist, Dr. Ian Pearson recently to...
02:10 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Play 'Amplitude' on PS4 in the dark with giant speakers
Amplitude is a quiet kind of phenomenon. Not that the game itself is silent -- depending on how high you crank your speakers, it can be soul-pounding and skin-tingling -- but there's a surprising...
01:42 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Karma slows down unlimited speeds to deal with data hogs
Karma has quickly discovered the downsides of offering unlimited data. The company debuted a $50 a month "Neverstop" unlimited plan for its Go hotspot a few months ago, but since then it...
01:22 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Netflix has been streaming the wrong 'Lost' finale
The series Lost bent fans' minds one more time thanks to a Netflix mix-up. Reddit users noticed that the show's finale, as aired on the streaming service, was missing scenes that made it 18 ...
12:55 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Apple is buying up Apple Car domains
If reports are to be believed, we can expect Apple to enter the automotive market by 2019. Before then, it appears the company is doing what it can to stop opportunists from derailing its plans. MacRu...
12:24 pm -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget We could finally see an event horizon in 2017
Event horizons remain shrouded in mystery (and is depicted as the gateway to hell by a certain sci-fi horror flick) for good reason. Since they don't emit or reflect light, they're notorious...
11:52 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Samsung's home tech will eventually plug into Windows 10
Microsoft has revealed that it will join forces with Samsung to develop smart home "internet of things" (IoT) devices that work on Windows 10. The idea is to let people monitor and control w...
11:21 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget US internet providers fail FCC's annual broadband test
A year after the FCC redefined broadband, 34 million Americans still lack access to the minimum standard, according to the commission's preliminary report. Specifically, 10 percent of the nation ...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Here's what you missed on day four at CES
Day four of CES 2016 was less about consumer products, and more about pie-in-the sky ideas. A company that one day plans to mine asteroids 3D-printed an object out of asteroid dust, just to show how h...
10:43 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop Technologies starts work on its test track
Ever since SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk proposed the idea, people have been wondering whether Hyperloop is actually possible. Two companies are hell-bent on making it a reality and one of them, ...
10:21 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget YouTube to join Netflix and Amazon with HDR video
With big-name TV makers and movie studios all pledging to support high dynamic range (HDR) technology, it was only be a matter of time until the world's biggest online video platform got in on th...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget You say advertising, I say block that malware
The real reason online advertising is doomed and adblockers thrive? Its malware epidemic is unacknowledged, and out of control.The Forbes 30 Under 30 list came out this week and it featured a prominen...
09:39 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Samsung MediaSquare makes watching TV a social experience
Samsung's MediaSquare can either transform a boring party into a fun one or make you want to punch the asshole in the room. The user interface allows everyone to control and interact through a TV...
09:12 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget BMW's concept car puts next-gen interior in a sports car
CES is quickly become the place to show off concept cars. Not to be left out of the fun, German automaker BMW shared its vision of an autonomous car that is the complete antithesis of the driverless p...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Aging exoskeleton suit, the biometric bed and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Applied Minds built an exoskeleton suit for insurance company Genworth and took it on the road to CES to give conference goers a dose of empathy for the elderly. The s...
08:28 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is launching its own data SIM for Windows devices
Microsoft appears to building its own contract-free cellular data service for getting Windows 10 devices online, if a curious app store listing is any indication. According to the app's descripti...
08:00 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget 8K Attack: LG and Samsung's super high-res TVs are here
We're barely emotionally adjusted to the existence of 4K, and already tech companies are looking to the next big thing. Sharp put its $130,000 8K TV on sale last year, while this week both LG and...
08:00 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget 8K Attack: LG's and Samsung's super high-res TVs are here
We're barely emotionally adjusted to the existence of 4K, but already tech companies are looking to the next big thing. Sharp put its $130,000 8K TV on sale last year while this week both LG and ...
07:15 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Mantises get tiny 3D glasses to test depth perception
The praying mantis is the only known invertebrate with 3D perception, however this fact was originally proven in the 1980s using prisms and occluders, which only support a limited number of images. Sc...
06:04 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget DokiWatch lets kids make video calls and share their location
A cellular watch that can make video calls? You won't find many of them because smartphones are so much better at doing that, but we've probably all longed for this seemingly futuristic conc...
05:03 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Twitter co-founder to relaunch Jelly Q&A app
For a short period Silicon Valley followed Jelly, a question and answer app developed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, with great interest. It attracted a sizeable community but, like so many other mo...
03:37 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget The Dark Web has its first major news publication
The Dark Web has a nasty reputation (and deservedly so) but perhaps investigative news publication ProPublica being the first major media organization on the anonymized version of the internet can cha...
01:13 am -05 - Fri, January 8, 2016
Engadget Gay dating app Grindr is hosting a fashion show this Sunday
Apparently there comes a time in every (allegedly) salacious dating app's life where it tries shedding its perceived sins by going mainstream. For Grindr, that's being the exclusive live-str...
11:23 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget US leaders meet with tech CEOs to fight terrorism online
The US is determined to knock terrorists offline whenever it can, and it's about to go to great lengths to make sure that happens. Business Insider, the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal unde...
10:51 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget FBI hacked the Dark Web to bust 1,500 pedophiles
The Federal Bureau of Investigation infiltrated and shut down what it called "the largest remaining known child pornography hidden service in the world" this summer, using a hacking method t...
10:47 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget A sweatshirt massage is better than no massage at all
I like massages. Who doesn't? But what if you could get a massage while you worked? Stood up or sat down anywhere. In your home, the office, or in the car? That's the premise of the AiraWear...
10:18 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: The 13-inch MacBook Pro, 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...
09:51 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Philips' izzy offers simple take on multi-room audio
As expected, a number of companies debuted multi-room audio gear here at CES, but Philips aims to make its system the easiest to use. With the izzy line of speakers, the company's goal is simplic...
09:43 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Google and Lenovo's 3D-scanning smartphone costs less than $500
Google and Lenovo have partnered to create a smartphone that uses the Project Tango platform, meaning your little handheld computer will be able to read the physical world to overlay digital informati...
09:37 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Federal marshals raid a booth at CES over patent violation
US marshals raided and shut down a booth at CES on Thursday afternoon, serving a court order to the Chinese company displaying a $500, one-wheeled, self-balancing electric skateboard, Bloomberg Busine...
09:10 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget A virtual baseball simulator could change how hitters train
EON Sports VR is on a mission to change sports training as we know it. The young, Kansas City-based startup recently teamed up with retired MLB player Jason Giambi on Project OPS, a virtual reality ba...
09:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Glowforge is a laser cutter for DIY enthusiasts
The onslaught of 3D printers has created a booming market for machines that can make quality products at home. Glowforge is a new object-maker that's a 3D laser printer, cutter and engraver rolle...
08:41 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Hands-on with the crazy projects from Samsung's secret lab
Just like most major companies, Samsung now has a secretive incubation lab of its very own, dubbed Creative Lab. The company revealed last week it'd be showing off its first batch of projects her...
08:19 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Intel and Lady Gaga team up to 'Hack Harassment'
Hack Harassment is exactly what it sounds like -- a tech-driven initiative to curb online harassment and find solutions to issues with hate speech and threats on the web. The program, which Intel teas...
08:12 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Meet KATIA, a robotic arm that wants to do it all
Some people very strongly believe that robots will eventually replace humans in the workforce. Those people probably wouldn't like KATIA, a surprisingly versatile robot arm we just met here at CE...
07:44 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget 360Fly's new camera captures 4K video
360Fly unveiled at CES this week a new 360 degree camera that captures 2880 x 2880 4K video -- quadruple the resolution of its predecessor -- at 30FPS while generating immersive, VR-capable content. W...
07:31 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Instagram's everyday spotlights give you a reason to explore
If you've ventured into Instagram's Explore section during big holidays, you've probably noticed Spotlight Compilations, or collections of videos that share a theme, such as New Year�...
07:09 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' season six debuts on HBO April 24th
Is ____________ really dead? We might find out on April 24th when Game of Thrones' sixth season premieres on HBO. Aside from the dramatic fantasy series, the lovable slackers of Silicon Valley re...
06:48 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Streaming music was twice as big in 2015
Nielsen just removed any doubt that streaming music is here to stay. The research group's end-of-year music report reveals that the number of on-demand US streams nearly doubled year-over-year i...
06:25 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Kodak's Super 8 camera is retro in all the right ways
One of the nicer surprises at this year's CES was Kodak's Super 8 camera announcement. Perhaps more surprising is the fact that the company isn't leaving the film development up to aspi...
06:13 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Philips' Fidelio E6 system has surround sound when you need it
When it comes to home theater speakers, they're mostly meant for one purpose: audio from your television. Sure, you can connect a mobile device and listen to music, but you're pretty much st...
05:55 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Motorola's name disappears from its phones this year
Motorola's name is virtually synonymous with cellphones (it invented the category, after all), but you aren't going to see it around for much longer. Parent company Lenovo informs CNET that...
05:53 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Owlet's smart baby monitor can save lives while looking cute
Most startups crow about saving people time or money &mdash; Provo, Utah-based Owlet, on the other hand, is part of an exclusive club that wants to save lives. After a successful crowdfunding camp...
05:39 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Challenge: Living vicariously through others
The most ridiculous spectacle to ever grace the Engadget stage at CES is over. But you can relive the magic of the Engadget Challenge right here.We spend much of our modern lives exploring the world t...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Study: A Tesla Powerwall pays for itself after nearly 40 years
The Tesla Powerwall promises to power your home in a more efficient, green way than traditional energy options, all for a manageable cost. The Institute for Energy Research looked into the numbers and...
05:20 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Alienware announces Oculus-ready PCs, teases OLED laptop
Breaking down and accepting the Oculus Rift's $599 price tag is just the first step of experiencing virtual reality. The second step is getting yourself a gaming PC capable of running high-end VR...
05:15 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Razer's Nabu Watch is a tribute to the past
Don't call it a smartwatch, because as far as Razer is concerned, this is a digital chronograph that just happens to have smarts built-in. The Nabu Watch takes an old-timey digital watch from the...
05:10 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Apple buys AI firm that detects emotions in facial cues
If it wasn't already clear that Apple is getting serious about artificial intelligence, it is now. The company has confirmed that it bought Emotient, a fledgling outfit that uses AI to gauge emo...
04:50 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Here's what Hyundai's first all-electric vehicle looks like
The Hyundai Ioniq is poised to be a bold vehicle -- a sedan sold with drivetrain options that can turn it into a gasoline-hybrid, a plug-in or a fully-electric car -- but beyond a couple of teaser ima...
04:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget I don't need a damn Bluetooth pregnancy test
My first response when I heard about the First Response Bluetooth pregnancy test was this: Nope. Nope, nope and nope. Of all the things in my life that need to be "connected" or "have a...
04:15 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Vote for the Best of CES People's Choice award!
We've announced our Best of CES finalists so now it's time for you to cast your vote for your favorite gadget at CES 2016! Just head over here (or below) to pick your three favorite items fr...
04:15 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Introducing the Best of CES 2016 finalists!
Our editors have been on the ground for the better part of this week scouring every nook and cranny in Las Vegas to bring you the latest and greatest from CES 2016. And now we're ready to announc...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Three Vegas psychics predict the year in tech
The idea hit me as I deleted yet another email from yet another eager publicist desperately seeking an outlet for their analyst client's technology predictions. I'd get a psychic reading. Bu...
03:55 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Intel's RealSense camera made me the star of 'Fallout 4'
Over the holidays, I've really been putting the hours into Fallout 4 So when Intel and Uraniom said that it'd be demonstrating its RealSense 3D camera to embed people into that vault suit, I...
03:42 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget This wearable wants you to spend more time with your friends
How much time do you spend with the people you love? That's the question that Concepter wants you to ask yourself with its off-beat wearable, the Soul time tracker. Its hardware couldn't be ...
03:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Funimation is launching its own streaming anime service
Funimation announced on Thursday that it is partnering with Sony DADC to create its own ad-free Crunchyroll-style streaming platform, called FunimationNow. The new service will begin rolling out in Fe...
03:20 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget The Oculus Rift made you forget what the first iPhone cost
Yesterday, Oculus VR finally announced the price of its first consumer virtual reality headset: $599, plus shipping. Fans reacted quickly, shocked that the price was twice as much as the original deve...
02:56 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Nick Woodman talks Karma and the future of GoPro
GoPro head honcho Nick Woodman joined Engadget on stage at CES, and took the chance to tease more info about the much talked about quadcopter, Karma. Not much is known about how it will look, but Wood...
02:54 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Audio-Technica has a turntable for your wireless speakers
There's no doubting the vinyl resurgence, and this year's CES has a few turntable options for those hobbyists. In addition to Sony's new model that digitizes vinyl tunes and a Technics ...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget This is the first object 3D-printed from alien metal
So-called "asteroid mining" company Planetary Resources is built on the belief that asteroids and other objects in space are loaded with resources that we can take advantage of, both here on...
02:15 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Time Warner Cable: 320,000 customers may have been hacked
Time Warner Cable (TWC) may have a data breach on its hands. The cable outfit told Reuters that up to 320,000 customers' email passwords were potentially comprised, either through phishing or hac...
01:55 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget NBC's Seeso comedy streaming service is now available
If you cut the cord but still miss network shows like Parks &amp; Recreation or The Office (US), you can now officially sign up to NBC's Seeso comedy streaming network. The service, launched ...
01:34 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Intel's RealSense phone with Project Tango up for preorder
We heard back in August that Intel was creating a Project Tango developer kit, which also happened to be the first phone to include its RealSense 3D cameras. Now, it's available for pre-order for...
01:14 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Recon's HUD mask transfers your gaming skills to paintball
Recon Instruments and Empire Paintball's paintball mask is fun to wear &mdash; and I didn't even get to shoot anyone. The Empire EVS houses Recon's Snow2 heads-up display in bottom-...
12:47 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Motorola's Moto 360 Sport watch is now on sale for $299
If you want the full Android Wear experience on a smart watch, Motorola's Moto 360 Sport is now on sale. It's based on the 42mm version of the regular model, but has a silicon strap that wil...
12:22 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile CEO: Calling Binge On 'throttling' is 'bullshit'
T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to YouTube this morning with a video where he, essentially, criticizes YouTube. Legere defended his company's Binge On service (again), saying, "There are peopl...
12:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Pirates are finding it harder to crack new PC games
Pirates at the infamous Chinese hacking forum 3DM are complaining that recent PC games are simply too darn hard to crack, according to Torrent Freak. The problem is apparently Denuvo, a copy protectio...
11:38 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget 'Guardians of the Galaxy II' to be shot with Red's 8K Weapon
Red and director James Gunn revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first movie shot on the company's Weapon 8K digital cinema camera. The original film, which grossed nearly $80...
11:28 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Google, Microsoft and Twitter have 'issues' with the IP Bill
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have banded together to list their concerns with the Investigatory Powers Bill, a proposed piece of legislation that would update and extend the UK gover...
11:18 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget MyFitnessPal adds calorie counts for more restaurant meals
It will now be harder to pretend you didn't know how many calories that Fettuccine Alfredo has before you ordered. MyFitnessPal quietly slipped the Restaurant Logging feature into its iOS app bac...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget What you missed on day three at CES
Day three of CES wasn't quite as crazy as yesterday, but it was still a massive gadget overload. Never fear, though, because we've once again wrapped the highlights here with a nice neat bo...
10:42 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget iHeart and Universal are partnering for VR concerts
iHeartMedia and Universal Music Group are teaming up to take music into virtual reality. From the sounds of it, this isn't going to be just a music visualizer a la what game developer Harmonix is...
10:22 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget NASA to study the health of coral reefs across the world
Coral reefs are breathtaking homes for a diverse range of marine life, including turtles, sharks and eels. They're under threat from pollution, fishing and climate change though, and the data ava...
10:11 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget UK health agency approves first e-cig for clinical use
The long-term effects of vaping won't be known for some time, but despite some cautionary advice and unsettling research into flavourings, the general consensus is e-cigarettes are better for you...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget The Fitbit Blaze doesn't feel nice enough to wear every day
The Fitbit Blaze is a new type of device for the company. It's the first hardware Fitbit has made that could be classified as a smartwatch, albeit one with a major focus on fitness rather than th...
09:39 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget NY Public Library releases 180,000 free public domain pictures
The New York Public Library has made 180,000 old-timey, out-of-copyright pictures available as high-res downloads through its Digital Collections website. "No permission required, no hoops to jum...
09:21 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Oculus founder apologizes for how Rift pricing was handled
It's fair to say that quite a few people are disappointed with the price of the Oculus Rift -- just read the comments on our article announcing that pre-orders had gone live. At $599 (&euro;6...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Smart dumbbells, robot car seat and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: We are continuing our special Las Vegas coverage with a round-up of our favorite tech from Pepcom, a pre-CES event that showcases some of the technology at the show. Bo...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget What goes down at a Vegas drone rodeo?
The Mandalay Bay hotel and conference center sits toward the south end of the Las Vegas strip. Inside it, past all the smokey slot machines and brightly lit restaurants, you'll find sharks rubbin...
08:37 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Amazon is selling its own processors now, too
Amazon's come a long way since its humble beginnings as an online book store. It sells everything from groceries to its own Kindle and tablet hardware, runs streaming services complete with origi...
08:19 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget 'Daredevil' season two hits Netflix on March 18th
Netflix has revealed that Daredevil, one of its best-received original series, will launch its second season on March 18th. The rumor mill had the date as March 25th, but the streaming company perhaps...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget The best resources for learning to code in 2016
If learning how to code isn't on your list of new year's resolutions, you should reconsider -- The demand for tech skills is higher than ever, and you can master them from the comfort of you...
07:25 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry's dumping BB10 for Android in 2016
BlackBerry spent years fine-tuning BB10, but its homegrown mobile OS will have to take a back seat for now. During an interview at CES in Las Vegas, CEO John Chen has revealed that the company plans t...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget David Pogue hates 3D TVs, but loves HDR and autonomous cars
David Pogue is renowned for his musical talents, technological expertise and strong opinions. On the Engadget stage at CES 2016, he waxed poetic about the virtues of self-driving cars, told me why HDR...
06:31 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Solar-powered action camera charges itself in about an hour
Mountable action cameras are pretty cool, but almost all of them share the same fatal flaw: limited battery life. At best, most cameras will only record continously for a few hours before calling it q...
05:59 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget The Swiss Alp Watch is unashamedly an Apple Watch rip-off
We'll get straight to the point: the new Swiss Alp Watch designed by luxury watchmaker H. Moser &amp; Cie looks exactly like the Apple Watch. The company isn't shying away from its desig...
04:50 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Nintendo is renovating its one-of-a-kind New York store
Nintendo's headquarters may be in Kyoto, Japan, but the spiritual center, where most big US console launches happen, is the Nintendo World store at Rockefeller Plaza, New York. The only official ...
03:44 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Uber settles probe into 'God View' customer-tracking app
Uber has agreed to pay a fine and adopt more stringent privacy practices as part of its settlement with the New York Attorney General's office, according to BuzzFeed News. If you recall, the Atto...
02:22 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget FAA's B4UFLY app tells drone operators if it's okay to fly
Flying drones is a lot more complicated than it used to be. These days, drone pilots need to register their toys with the FAA, be aware of drone-specific laws and even notify local airports of their f...
01:21 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget Audi has a plan to keep you healthy while driving
More than just making electric vehicles, luxury automaker wants drivers to stay safe and healthy too. With the "Audi Fit Driver" system (spotted by Autoblog), the idea is to monitor your vit...
12:22 am -05 - Thu, January 7, 2016
Engadget San Francisco's biggest Taxi company to file for bankruptcy
If the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's word isn't enough, take it directly from taxi companies: ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are taking business from traditional cab ...
11:51 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget 'Metal Gear' mastermind Hideo Kojima will be a Hall-of-Famer
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences will induct Hideo Kojima, father of the Metal Gear franchise, into its Hall of Fame at the 19th DICE Awards on Thursday, February 18th in Las Vegas. To put...
11:33 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget DVR headphones keep an eye on the crowd while you spin
Even in person, Altec-Lansing's new DVR DJ-Style headphones seem more like a "because we could" item than something the world has been desperately asking for. They pack a tiny 1080p cam...
11:23 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Reddit published some of its best AMAs in a book
Have you enjoyed Reddit's Ask Me Anything sessions so thoroughly that you want a physical collection to cherish for posterity? Well, like it or not, it's here. Reddit has published the fir...
11:05 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget LG's SmartThinQ wants to be the main hub for your smart home
LG's SmartThinQ home automation platform has existed for a few years now, but it's always felt like an afterthought for the electronics giant. This could be changing soon, however. Last week...
10:48 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Syfy Labs fires up its 3D printers, lights and VR at CES
Syfy has always been willing to experiment with tech that promotes its shows -- Hue lights, the Defiance game/show tie-in -- and now it's launched the Syfy Labs "think tank" to crank ou...
10:36 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Sony's new wireless headphones mix comfort and great audio
Wireless headphones are a dime a dozen here at CES, so you have to be pretty selective with what you take time to check out on the show floor. After last night's Sony presser, I was intrigued by ...
10:23 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Hackaball, the toy kids can program, rolls out in March
After launching on Kickstarter last year, Hackaball, a programmable toy for kids, is almost ready for prime time. It's already sold out its initial pre-order run, but you'll soon be able to ...
10:13 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Pinterest hires its first diversity chief
The US tech industry has had some success in diversifying its workers, but many companies know there's still more work to be done... including those that hadn't made it a high priority until...
10:08 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget A closer look at Intel and Xiaomi's Ninebot Segway Robot
Intel's collaboration with Xiaomi on its new (now modular) Ninebot Segway means at least one very important thing: it now has an adorable roboface. Arguably upstaging Intel's CEO when he rod...
09:41 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget What does it take to make a great show in Las Vegas?
Ever wonder what it takes to make a popular show on the Vegas strip? Tex Dike, general manager of The Axis at Planet Hollywood is familiar with the subject, as he overseas the venue where Britney Spea...
09:25 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget The Skreens app puts all of your HDMI signals on one display
Skreens showed off its newly-patented media device at CES Showstoppers. The self-titled gadget allows users to spread the video content from up to four HDMI inputs across a single display. The system ...
09:19 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget 3DR's Made for Solo program does 360-degree video on a budget
When 3DR announced its Made for Solo program last October, we knew it was working with Kodak to bring 360-degree video to its Solo drone. Today at CES, 3DR is showing off a prototype model of that int...
09:17 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget You can now buy a Bluetooth pregnancy test
While I might not be in the target market for First Response's new Bluetooth-enabled Pregnancy Pro test, it's obvious that this new test ties right into the bigger connected health trend tha...
08:56 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget LG takes a cue from Apple's gold MacBook with the Gram 15
It's only been a few months since LG brought its lightweight Gram laptops to the US, but the company's already looking toward the future with a new 15.6-inch model. Up until today, LG had on...
08:17 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Sony's new multi-room audio gear includes better speaker options
CES isn't the first time Sony's debuted speakers capable of multi-room audio. In fact, I spent some time with the company's SRS-X77 earlier this year. The wave of products that included...
07:18 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget This VR flying rig had me pining for the fjords
Riding on a flying, virtual Pegasus is cool and all, but German design firm Hyve has cooked up what might be an even purer VR flying experience. Rather than plop down on a specially made stationary bi...
07:12 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget I quite literally ran around a virtual arena and loved it
We've been watching the development of Virtuix's Omni VR treadmill since 2013. The company debuted a fully-functional production model at CES 2016 and I was lucky enough to take the $700 dev...
07:03 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget 3DR: The future of drones needs to be smart yet simple
Quadcopters, drones, UAVs. Whatever you want to call them, they are an unavoidable part of our future according to 3DR CEO Chris Anderson. He should know, his company is the largest drone maker in Ame...
06:49 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget 'Psychonauts 2' is really, actually, totally happening
You made Psychonauts 2 happen. The $3.3 million Fig campaign's been fully funded and now perhaps the hardest work for developer Double Fine Productions is ahead of it: finishing the game. In the ...
06:33 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget LG shows off a 4K laptop with Harman Kardon speakers
The first official day of CES 2016 is underway, which means it's time to find those products companies left out of their keynote. Let's start with LG. Tucked in a small corner of its booth a...
06:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Intel's conceptual Adrenaline Dress gets upset when you do
Intel tapped Chromat to make its weird and wonderful Adrenaline Dress. Packing Intel's Curie computing module, the garment senses differences in adrenaline (based on your conductivity). A network...
06:11 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget LG's rollable OLED display is my CES dream come true
It's real and it's dreamy. After touring the company's other futuristic prototypes, LG Display got in touch so it could show us that glorious rollable OLED in action. It was glorious. A...
05:50 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget The new 'Star Wars' is the biggest North American movie to date
You knew it was just a matter of time before Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke some of the truly huge movie records, and that's starting to happen this week. As of sometime on January 6th (likel...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Indiegogo helps big companies crowdfund their gadgets
With certain exceptions, crowdfunding is usually geared toward startups with little more than a clever idea under their belt. But what if big companies want to gauge your interest in a new product -- ...
05:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Fitbit faces class-action lawsuit over faulty heart monitoring
If you weren't already taking your fitness tracker's reported statistics with a grain of salt (there's no way I burned that many calories!) maybe you should: Fitbit is now facing a clas...
05:04 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Bang and Olufsen's BeoSound 35 is an 'all-in-one' soundbar
If you're familiar with Bang &amp; Olufsen, you're well aware of its high-end audio gear for the living room. At CES, the Danish company is showing off its latest speaker: the BeoSound 3...
04:45 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget 'Her Story,' 'Undertale' and more headline IGF 2016 finalists
Innovative games Her Story, Superhot, Mini Metro, Darkest Dungeon, Undertale, and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes are up for the grand prize at the 2016 Independent Games Festival Awards. The IGF hol...
04:23 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Netflix execs talk 'Ridiculous 6' popularity, censorship
In their first Q&amp;A session since launching a (nearly) global internet TV network, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and content head Ted Sarandos sounded appropriately pleased with themselves. Sarando...
04:13 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Chevy unveils its pure electric Bolt
Chevy's Bolt is finally here. The pure EV was unveiled at the company's event at CES and it's got a ton of technology that you can get in the near future unlike a few concept cars that ...
04:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Nextbit's cloud-savvy smartphone ships on February 16th
Good news if you've been sitting on pins and needles waiting for Nextbit's Robin smartphone to ship: it's nearly ready for action. The company has revealed that the early adopter wave ...
03:50 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Razer's first smartwatch is mostly meant for fitness
Razer's first experiments with wearable tech had their share of problems (notably months of delays), but the company is willing to give it another shot... with a bit of a twist. Its just-launche...
03:32 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry's building software to help power self-driving cars
It's been a long time since BlackBerry was just a phone maker, a fact that was made more apparent than ever at the company's cozy CES press conference. To wit: The company just pulled back t...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Intel's latest Compute Stick squeezes in Core M3, M5 chips
As a concept, Intel's Compute Stick has always been intriguing. Who wouldn't want an HDMI stick that turns any monitor into a fully functioning computer? But the original Compute Stick had p...
03:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Livescribe's latest smartpen is aimed at writing buffs
Livescribe had the canny idea of letting you digitize your art by drawing with ink on actual paper, and it's trying to make the drawing experience better with the Livescribe 3 Black Edition. The ...
02:50 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly shrinks iPhone orders
Don't look now, but Apple may be facing a rough patch. Wall Street Journal sources claim that Apple has cut its iPhone order forecasts to suppliers in the "past several months." Moreo...
02:32 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget With a kids' wearable, I became a human 'Pac-man'
Gesture-based gaming ain't new, but using it to steer Pac-man around a maze is. Moff band, a Japanese gesture toy for kids, has teamed up with Namco-Bandai to bring gesture controls to smart devi...
02:31 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry CEO says Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint will sell the Priv
For two months now, there were only two worthwhile ways to get a BlackBerry Priv in the US &mdash; you could buy one unlocked straight from the source or ink an agreement with AT&amp;T. That w...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget This supersized drone will fly you to work (or anywhere)
It's happened. Someone built a quadcopter big enough to carry human cargo. The future is officially here, and it's kinda scary. Scary in the cool way though. The same company that brought us...
02:15 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Dell's 4K OLED monitor outshines its new PCs
Dell seems not to have gotten the memo that CES is actually short for the Consumer Electronics Show. With few exceptions, the company has mostly used its time in Vegas this week to unveil business-gra...
02:02 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget LG home automation hub gives you pro-level security
It's no longer difficult to find both home automation and security in a single package, but LG thinks it can one-up its rivals with something special... if a bit odd-looking. Its previously prev...
01:46 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Black and Decker power tool battery talks to your smartphone
When you're using power tools to complete a big project, battery life is a big problem. You probably don't want to find out you need a battery swap when you're in the middle of drilling...
01:25 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Snapchat closes its lens filter store despite decent sales
You probably wouldn't give up hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue a month, but then you're not Snapchat. The social app will close down its popular lens store this Friday after openi...
01:06 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget The internet was fixated on a livestream for a puddle
It's official: the internet is off its rocker. Just months after the one-two punch of the blue/gold dress and a llama chase took absurdity to a new level, legions of people (reportedly over 300,0...
12:42 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget MasterCard and Coin bring payments to your fitness band
Right now, you don't have many choices for paying for things from your wrist: there's the Apple Watch, the Microsoft Band (at Starbucks) and not much else. MasterCard and Coin don't th...
12:21 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Google Cast tech is coming to more speakers this year
At last year's CES, Google announced that the Cast tech that allows you to beam video with a Chromecast would be available to audio as well. This meant that companies were free to put the feature...
12:18 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Netflix Everywhere: It's live in every country except China
Today during a keynote speech (watch live here) at CES 2016, we learned the company is working with LG to extend its streaming service throughout the Middle East, Asia and Europe. In a press release, ...
12:18 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Netflix Everywhere: Now streaming (almost) worldwide
Today during a keynote speech (watch live here) at CES 2016, we learned the company is working with LG to extend its streaming service throughout the Middle East, Asia and Europe. In a press release, ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Sennheiser's 3D audio will finally make VR complete
Virtual reality is incomplete without immersive audio. Even though you might be able to strap on a headset and be visually transported, the absence of 3D audio can quickly break your illusion. With st...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: The magic of electromagnetism!
I'm at CES this week (are you watching our coverage?) but before we set up shop in Sin City, I picked out a few great questions from your guys about electromagnetism! Specifically, if an EMP can ...
11:42 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Teslasuit does full-body haptic feedback for VR
Smartphone-powered headsets like Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR have been worthy stop-gaps for introducing the medium of modern virtual reality. But this year, more resource-intensive VR ...
11:32 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk finally rebrands Tesco's old Blinkbox service
A year ago Tesco abandoned its various Blinkbox businesses, which spanned TV, movies, music and ebooks, by either closing them down or selling them off to the highest bidder. The TV and movie streamin...
11:22 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Comcast home security exploit could let burglars in (updated)
Comcast's Xfinity Home system is supposed to keep your whole house secure, but a recently published vulnerability could leave things wide open. Researchers at Rapid7 report that you can use a qui...
11:01 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget The Oculus Rift costs $599 and ships in March
Pre-orders are now open for the first Oculus Rift consumer virtual reality headset and the company finally revealed the all-important price: $599 (&euro;699 in Europe and &pound;499 in the UK)...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Here's what you missed on day two at CES
CES is a lot of fun for gadget lovers, but damn is it overwhelming. If you couldn't get through the 118 articles we posted yesterday, fear not. This one will take you through the highlights, whic...
10:39 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Drinky the robot is the perfect companion for lonely drunks
Well, OK. The truly perfect companion to a lonely drunk is a sympathetic human being, but Drinky is a close second. It can listen to your troubles without judgement while occasionally nodding and givi...
10:29 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget HTC and Under Armour's HealthBox hits the UK in June
Arguably the biggest unveiling at CES this year, at least for fitness fanatics, was the UA HealthBox by HTC and Under Armour. There's just one problem for Brits: all three gadgets won't be a...
10:19 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Hackers shut down power grid in Ukraine
Malware is no longer reserved for the millions of consumer PCs all over the world -- it's now used in corporate espionage, as tool to disrupt the infrastructure of entire countries. It's bee...
10:01 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Square Enix closes its 'Shinra' cloud gaming business
Square Enix's mysterious cloud-based gaming business, Shinra Technologies, is no more. We saw little from the secretive project, which was founded in 2014 and headed by former Square Enix preside...
09:40 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Fossil opts for looks over tech with its latest smartwatch
Fossil may have waited a while to debut its new line of Q wearables, but now that they're here, the company is wasting no time adding more models to its line-up. With the Q54, Fossil has stuck to...
09:20 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget 'Pokemon' meets 'Rick and Morty' in an Adult Swim mobile game
The news arrived quietly in a Tweet -- there's a new, free mobile game coming from Adult Swim. But this isn't just any game. It's a Rick and Morty adventure game that appears to be styl...
09:20 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon' meets 'Rick and Morty' in an Adult Swim mobile game
The news arrived quietly in a Tweet -- there's a new, free mobile game coming from Adult Swim. But this isn't just any game. It's a Rick and Morty adventure game that appears to be styl...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Misfit dives into smart, wireless headphones with Specter
Last year Misfit, a company best known for the attractive Shine health tracker, surprised us all when it introduced a smart light bulb at CES. And this year it's got another shocker: A smart wire...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Action sports drone, the future of shoes and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: AirDog took us on an adventure in the desert to showcase its nearly $1600 drone that can follow action sports junkies autonomously. While other action drones that follo...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Heads-up displays come to paintball goggles
Recon Instruments, the Canadian wearables outfit purchased by Intel last year, has released a heads-up display for paintball enthusiasts. Much in the same way Recon partnered with Oakley to produce it...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget MSI's flagship gaming laptop gets an eye-tracking upgrade
If you're looking for a big, powerful gaming laptop, the MSI's GT72 Dominator has always been a solid choice -- but it's never been really interesting. The Dominator is known for a stro...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget MSI announces its own take on the high-end all-in-one gaming PC
The all-in-one gaming PC is a rare beast, and with good reason: like a laptop, these machines are typically difficult to upgrade. Like a desktop, however they aren't portable. It seems like the w...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Kodak's 4K action cam shoots VR-ready videos (in a pair)
Spherical videos have been on Facebook and YouTube for a while now, but they're little more than a novelty. The medium should take on new meaning this year, however, once high-end VR headsets are...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Razer's 'Stargazer' webcam is built for streaming
Razer announced a new feature-laden webcam geared specifically for gamers and streamers, rather than business conference calls, on Monday. Dubbed the Stargazer, this webcam is built on Intel's Re...
08:40 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget 360fly puts 4K video cams on helmets
If you don't want to MacGyver an action helmet, you might like 360fly's new products. The company has launched not only a 360-degree action cam that can take 4K videos at CES, but also four ...
08:20 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Tablo gives your Apple TV a DVR for live video
By itself, the new Apple TV's full-fledged app support only partly fulfills cord-cutting dreams. You can subscribe to loads of streaming services, but you can't quite recreate the experienc...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Philips goes after Sonos with its izzy multi-room audio line
Companies have finally caught on to Sonos' style of multi-room audio and are trotting out similar products of their own. Philips is jumping on the bandwagon as well, and at CES this year, the com...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Philips' living room audio gear includes 'detachable' speakers
Living room audio gear doesn't usually sport dual uses, but Philips' new Fidelio E6 speakers do just that. The units have detachable speakers that can be used as either a stereo setup or sep...
07:50 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Tesco Direct to charge for smaller Click & Collect orders
If you frequently pop into Tesco, or one just happens to be close to your home, Click &amp; Collect can be a compelling proposition. Instead of waiting in the house for a delivery truck, you can p...
07:35 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile's first Windows 10 Mobile phone is big and cheap
Say whatever you want about Windows 10 Mobile, but the folks over at T-Mobile reckon there's still a demand for this relatively niche player, which is why it's partnered with Alcatel OneTouc...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Lumus wants its display optics in future smart glasses
You might have never heard of Lumus, but it's likely that the companies making the smart glasses of the future will. You see, Lumus is a display optics company that has traditionally made its tec...
06:35 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Some 'Shenmue III' backers won't get their rewards after all
After breaking records with their Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign, the developers at Ys Net are taking an... interesting stance toward fans of the project. You see, as a result of the wildly successful...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget The first generation of real wearable tattoos are here
Whenever people talk about the technology of the future, someone will always bring up "tattoo-style" diagnostic technology. MC10, a firm that's emerged out of research by medical wearab...
05:30 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger might soon have an army of bots
Facebook has given select developers access to a secret SDK for Messenger, according to TechCrunch, one that they can use to build bots for the app. We're not talking about spambots or those AI c...
05:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Scientists use battery tech to harvest energy from movement
The idea of getting free energy from activities we do every day, like walking, has proven to be a pipe dream -- not that companies haven't tried. However, MIT scientists have tapped a new way to ...
04:21 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget The Rival 700 is a modular gaming mouse with an LCD screen
There are a lot of PC gaming peripherals out there -- so many, in fact, that it can be hard to tell them apart. What makes one keyboard better than another? What's the real difference between two...
03:42 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Oculus Rift pre-orders get you in line for Touch controllers
Did all of the recent Oculus news make your heart skip a beat? Well here's another bit to make your blood pump go pitter-patter: Should you pre-order the consumer edition of the Rift VR headset, ...
03:04 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Lumosity settles claims it misled you over 'brain training'
Did you see the endless wave of Lumosity brain training ads and think there was no way that a bunch of games could significantly improve your mind? You're not alone. The brand's parent compa...
02:32 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget TP-Link announces the 'world's first' 802.11ad router
Two days after Acer's announcement of the world's first 802.11ad laptop, and we now have a router that supports it. The TP-LINK Talon AD7200 is, obviously, the world's first 802.11ad ro...
02:05 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget AT&T voice assistant helps you control your smart home
AT&amp;T's Digital Life home automation service is supposed to make your life easier, but it's been lagging a bit in the control department. While Apple and Google let you command your h...
01:35 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Meet the world's first phone with a Snapdragon 820 chipset
Just a few years ago, we might have scoffed at the idea of buying a smartphone from a Chinese OEM. Now, with companies like Huawei and ZTE showing us that smartphone pedigree matters less than ambitio...
01:25 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget FLIR's Scout TK is a $600 pocket-sized thermal camera
FLIR is a company mostly known for making professional-grade thermal vision cameras or smartphone-connected ones like the FLIR One. At this year's CES, however, FLIR is coming out with something ...
01:15 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget LEGO's little bot teaches kids about science and coding
Earlier today, LEGO revealed WeDo 2.0, a new robotics kit that's designed for elementary school kids. The 280-piece set enables the creation of motorized forms, okay, robots, that will help stude...
01:07 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Olloclip's new iPhone accessory is definitely not a clip
Your fevered dreams of a self-contained iPhone studio are here. Olloclip (a company best-known for its lens clip-ons) might have gone too far. "Studio by Olloclip" is a rugged-looking iPhone...
01:03 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Wearable maker claims Apple and Fitbit stole its tech
There's a longstanding legal tradition in tech: a small company gets patents on a nice idea, finds only modest success selling the idea and finally sues the living daylights out of its bigger riv...
12:16 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Zspace created a virtual reality browser and I used it
Browsing the web just by clicking a mouse is so 2015. It's the new year now, and to go along with that, zSpace has come up with a new way to browse the web: via virtual reality. The browser is si...
12:16 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Zspace created a virtual reality browser
Browsing the web just by clicking a mouse is so 2015. It's the new year now, and to go along with that, zSpace has come up with a new way to browse the web: via virtual reality. The browser is si...
12:13 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget NextVR announces live VR content portal for Qualcomm phones
NextVR has been streaming 360-degree virtual reality video to Samsung Galaxy devices for awhile now -- but to access it, you needed to have the right phone, the right app and a Samsung Gear VR headset...
12:06 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget See how much fat you're burning just by breathing out
Using a weighing scale to keep track of your weight is tricky. Your body can lose water, muscle or fat but the scale simply picks up your overall weight. It doesn't reflect your gym obsession or ...
12:00 am -05 - Wed, January 6, 2016
Engadget Razer's gaming Ultrabook lets you bring your own video card
If you're a gamer, you don't have it easy when buying laptops: you may want a sleek, lightweight Ultrabook when you're traveling, but you also want the big, powerful desktop replacement...
11:58 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Intel is taking its fight against GamerGate even further
The most important news from last year's CES was Intel's $300 million response to GamerGate, the caustic online movement that targeted women with vicious harassment. But talk is cheap, even ...
11:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Channel Master's DVRs add Sling TV to entice cord cutters
One of the few major drawbacks of Sling TV is that it doesn't license the big broadcast channels, but there's an easy fix for that now. Channel Master announced at CES that its DVR+ products...
11:35 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Everything Intel ships this year will be conflict-mineral-free
In 2011, Intel pledged to eliminate conflict minerals (tin, tungsten and tantalum sourced from the Congo) from its products. In 2014, it announced that all of its processors were finally conflict free...
11:32 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Can a high-tech car seat offer a safer ride for your baby?
Properly installing a car seat is a struggle all parents with young children face. At CES this year, a company called 4moms is showing off its solution to the problem: a self-installing car seat that ...
11:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Toshiba thinks it has a Surface competitor in the DynaPad
Yes, it's another Surface competitor. So far, before today, we've seen a slew of companies copying Microsoft's tablet-and-keyboard-dock formula, from Apple to Lenovo to Dell to HP. Not ...
11:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen announces e-Golf Touch with gesture controls
Not nearly as exciting as the electric BUDD-e microbus the company introduced a new version of it's electric compact, the e-Golf Touch at CES. Odd that it's called the Touch because the feat...
11:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget VW shows off its quick-charging electric microbus concept
When the US government has filed a civil suit against you because your vehicles violated emissions laws, it's a good idea to start showing off some electric vehicles. That's exactly what Vol...
11:29 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Audeze's Sine are lightweight planar magnetic headphones
Usually planar magnetic headphones aren't the most portable cans. At this year's CES, Audeze unveiled its much more portable Sine planar magnetic on-ear headphones. What does that mean exact...
11:21 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget The new Ninebot Segway is an adorable robot helper
When you're not riding the self-balancing Ninebot Segway, it transforms into a self-propelling personal helper with a voice, livestreaming camera, and object-detection and facial-recognition capa...
11:05 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget LG's TV future is filled with weird shapes and big screens
I really, really wanted to roll an OLED TV up and carry it under my arm. But while LG Display has teased the idea of a very flexible OLED display for a few years, it's never really let the public...
11:03 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Here's an Intel-powered smart hard hat with thermal vision
Intel loves putting its sensors and chips in places you might not expect them, and its latest is the DAQRI smart hard-hat. In a brief demo onstage during its media briefing company CEO Brian Krzanich ...
10:54 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Droppler water monitor listens for flow to help you conserve
Nascent Objects has teamed with Shock Top (yes, Shock Top the beer company) to develop and debut a new, modular water conservation device called the Droppler. Its simple white housing holds a pair of ...
10:53 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Fisher-Price's caterpillar bot will teach kids how to code
A grinning caterpillar zooms around the table with blinking lights. Its bright purple eyes light up as it takes a moment to process the commands attached as various segments behind its head. Designed ...
10:38 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Can a high-tech car seat offer a safer ride for your baby?
Properly installing a car seat is a struggle all parents with young children face. At CES this year, a company called 4moms is showing off its solution to the problem: a self-installing car seat that ...
10:29 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Yuneec Typhoon H drone uses Intel tech to avoid collisions
DJI-rival Yuneec has a new hexacopter under its Typhoon line of drones, and it's compatible with an Intel RealSense technology add-on for collision avoidance. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrate...
10:29 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget HP's Envy Phoenix gaming desktop will support HTC's new VR headset
If the events of the past year have proven anything, it's that VR is going to be a big, big deal. HP certainly gets it, and that's why it inked a curious partnership with HTC &mdash; the...
10:28 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Intel and New Balance are making a sports watch (and more)
At today's CES keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed that the company has signed a deal with New Balance to produce a sports-based smartwatch. The Android Wear-running device, as described b...
10:16 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Intel and Oakley present sports glasses that coach you
Last year, Intel purchased Recon Instruments, the makers of a pair of smart glasses designed for runners and cyclists. At the same time that the deal was going down, however, the firm was also signing...
10:02 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Dell's most interesting CES debut might be this wireless monitor
You'd think, after winning a Best of CES award last year in the tablet category (and being named a finalist for the XPS 13), that Dell would be back in 2016 with even more show-stopping products....
10:01 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Dell is the latest PC maker to unveil a $199 laptop
Generally speaking, tech companies use CES as an opportunity to unveil their latest and greatest: their highest-res TVs; their thinnest and lightest laptops; driverless-iest cars. This year, though, D...
10:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Olympus outs the Stylus TG-870, a ruggedized compact camera
The D5 is, without a doubt, the biggest camera announcement from CES 2016 -- so far, at least. But if that beastly DSLR is a little too much for you, maybe you'll be interested in what Olympus ha...
10:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Intel teams up with ESPN to build connected snowboards
Intel has announced that it's doing deals with two companies that'll put its tiny computer module, Curie, in plenty of action sports gear. The first is with ESPN, the network that's cov...
10:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Withings launches a fitness wearable with an E Ink display
Withings has spent the last eighteen months courting wealthy fitness nerds with its high-end range of Activite watches. 2016 sees the firm turn its attention towards the low-end crowd, putting the Fre...
09:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Xfaire's plan for internet TV has almost everything
Even though Aereo didn't make it, we've seen more movement towards internet TV that replaces traditional cable or antenna in the last year than ever before. This year at CES, I spoke to a st...
09:50 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung's latest CES surprise is the humble Chromebook 3
Oh, what's that? You thought Samsung unveiled all its new notebooks at its press conference earlier today? Yeah, so did we &mdash; either way, Samsung just announced the brand new Chromebook ...
09:23 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget MGM and Universal commit to Dolby's HDR imaging tech
Over the past year, Dolby's worked hard to convince many of the major movie studios and streaming services that its HDR imaging technology is the one worth backing. Netflix, Warner Bros. and Sony...
09:14 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Live from Intel's CES 2016 keynote
Intel's been running CES keynotes for some time now, and while they're rarely full of mind blowing product announcements, they never fail to be interesting. Typically, Intel stuffs its keyno...
09:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Melomind's brain-soothing helmet gets redesigned for 2016
Technology can be stressful, and the only way to stop a bad gadget from acting on your brain is with ... a good gadget. That's the idea behind myBrain's Melomind headset, which uses neuro-fe...
08:42 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Sony's new turntable lets you digitize your vinyl collection
Vinyl is back. Even Sony is getting in on the game with the PS-HX500, a hi-res turntable that allows music lovers to digitize their record collections. The PS-HX500 stores the sounds stemming from you...
08:39 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Live from Intel's CES 2016 keynote
Intel's been running CES keynotes for some time now, and while they're rarely full of mind blowing product announcements, they never fail to be interesting. Typically, Intel stuffs its keyno...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Energous has a solution for wirelessly charging wearables
Energous' wireless charging tech WattUp made a splash at CES 2015, promising to charge your devices from 15 feet away with an "energy router." After winning two Best of CES awards, thou...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Sony's UHD Blu-ray player also handles multi-room audio
Going into CES, we knew we'd see a number of Ultra HD Blu-ray players. It's no surprise Sony has one of its own: the UHP-H1. In addition to handling the visuals from those 4K discs, the play...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Sony's flagship Handycam camcorder mixes 4K with a 20x zoom
Last year, Sony took over the full-frame mirrorless camera market, thanks to high-end models such as the A7R II and A7S II. Today at CES 2016, the company's switching gears and refreshing its lin...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Sony expands its multi-room audio line with two new speakers
Sony already has a stable of speakers to handle multi-room audio, and at CES 2016, the company is adding two more. With the SRS-ZR7 and SRS-ZR5, the company offers a pair of options that feature HDMI ...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Sony's latest 4K TVs get their own HDR video service
It wouldn't be CES if Sony didn't have a new TV lineup with a central theme, and this year it's all about high dynamic range video. The flagship, 4K-capable Bravia X930D series revolves...
07:40 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Bragi's Dash headphones are finally here
I insert a bud into my right ear, and then the left. A few seconds later I hear a woman's voice. She explains how I can listen to music on my phone, afterwards there is silence; deafening silence...
07:27 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Kia plans to deliver semi-autonomous driving features in 2020
Autonomous driving is all the rage these days, but luxury automakers have generated most of the buzz so far. At CES 2016, though, Kia is showing off an update on what it has in store future of driving...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Wacom's new stylus gives Windows 2-in-1s Surface-like input
Chances are that if you've picked up a stylus to use with your slate or hyrbid device, Wacom was responsible for the tech. At CES, the company announced its Bamboo Smart stylus for Windows hybrid...
06:50 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Sony's big CES 2016 press show starts at 8PM ET, join us!
Sony's big CES parade starts here. The company has leaned down in the last few years, and even turned to crowdfunding for some of its more unusual creations. That said, it's still got plenty...
06:50 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Live at Sony's big CES 2016 press show!
Sony's big CES parade starts here. The company has leaned down in the last few years, and even turned to crowdfunding for some of its more unusual creations. That said, it's still got plenty...
06:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Dish's Hopper 3 DVR uses 4K to watch four HD games at once
Dish has been pushing its placeshifting and ad-skipping Hopper DVR for a few years now, and now it's ready to unleash the biggest upgrade yet. The Hopper 3 is ready for 4K -- there's already...
06:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Sling TV redesign makes it easy to find your favorite content
Since launching at last year's CES, Sling TV has focused on supporting more devices and expanding its content portfolio. Now, the cord-cutter-friendly service is revealing a major redesign, one t...
06:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Dish's Hopper Go is a portable DVR for its subscribers
Along with announcing a shiny new 4K receiver, Dish has revealed a portable device for the streaming generation: Hopper Go. Pictured above, this tiny gadget will let Dish subscribers take up to 100 ho...
06:13 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget What you need to know: CES 2016 day one
The show floor at CES 2016 doesn't officially open until January 6th, but we've been in Las Vegas for days already -- working hard to bring you news of the coolest, weirdest futuristic gear ...
06:01 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch will support iOS this year
Samsung will bring iOS support to its Gear S2 smartwatches this year, the company announced at CES today. Samsung Electronics America Vice President of Product Marketing Alanna Cotton delivered the ne...
05:40 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Twitter is rolling out interactive 'conversational' ads
We're still not 100 percent on whether Twitter will lift its 140-character limit on public tweets, but you can bet your bottom dollar that users will soon see more -- and more in-depth -- ads on ...
05:20 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Now just got 40-plus new PS3 games
Sony announced the addition of more than 40 PS3 games to its Now service, bringing the total number of available PS3 games to 300, 100 of which are PS3 exclusives. Additionally, Sony's offering a...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung outs two super-light Notebook 9 series laptops
Samsung might blow the most minds with its TVs here at CES, but don't worry &mdash; it brought a pair of new laptops to show off here, too. The tech titan showed off its new 13.3-inch and 15-...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is a crazy-thin Windows 10 2-in1
Surface Pro 4 not your speed? HP's Spectre X2 not svelte enough for you? Never fear: Samsung's jumping back into the Windows 10 fray with the Galaxy TabPro S, a sleek convertible whose ultra...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung is releasing gold and platinum versions of its Gear S2 watch
Samsung's Gear S2 was surprisingly one of the best smartwatches we've tried so far. It may run Tizen, but it also has a wonderful interface thanks to the spinning bezel around the watch face...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung's SUHD TVs amp up the colors and picture quality
Samsung hasn't gone all-in on OLED TVs like LG did this year, but it still has models that can make your wallet light in a hurry. The company just launched its latest top-shelf SUHD lineup that i...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung outs two super-light 'Notebook 9 series' laptops
Samsung might blow the most minds with its TVs here at CES, but don't worry &mdash; it brought a pair of new laptops to show off here, too. The tech titan showed off its new 13.3-inch and 15-...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is a crazy-thin Windows 10 2-in-1
Surface Pro 4 not your speed? HP's Spectre X2 not svelte enough for you? Never fear: Samsung's jumping back into the Windows 10 fray with the Galaxy TabPro S, a sleek convertible whose ultra...
04:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Virgin Galactic debuts the next SpaceShipTwo on February 19th
Virgin Galactic is still reeling from the tragic loss of a crew member in its 2014 SpaceShipTwo crash, but it's nearly ready to soldier on. The private spaceflight pioneer is rolling out and nami...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung's CES 2016 press conference liveblog
A Samsung press conference is almost always an over-the-top, ostentatious affair, and today will likely be no exception. The event starts at 2PM PT / 5PM ET, and I'll be liveblogging all the anno...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget A closer look at Nikon's beastly D5 DSLR camera
As promised, we managed to take a closer look at the D5, Nikon's new flagship DSLR camera. Although the company didn't let us take any pictures with it (not yet anyway), we were able to pick...
04:26 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Panasonic teams up with Facebook for 'freeze-ray' data discs
Panasonic has teamed up with others before to push optical disc archive technology, and today it announced a new partner in its quest: Facebook. Because the social network is simply bursting at the se...
04:15 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Kodak resurrects Super 8 with a new video camera
Kodak hasn't made a Super 8 camera since 1982, however the company announced on Tuesday at CES 2016 that it will debut a prototype video camera designed by Yves Behar that utilizes the venerable ...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Casio's first smartwatch is an even more rugged G-Shock
Phone makers and start-ups were the first to attempt the modern smartwatch. Then, even more tech companies as well as a trickle of high-end watch makers, testing the water to see if their clientele we...
03:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's car sensor sees beyond cameras and radar
Microsoft has teamed up with automated driving firm, IAV to create a sensor that "sees" what cameras and radar might not pick up. Using Azure and Windows 10, the CHAD (connected highly autom...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820A car chip has machine intelligence
It's about time for a new automative chip from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 602A was announced way back in 2014, so it's not a huge surprise to see the company unveil its new Snapdragon 820A chi...
03:10 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' officially hits PCs this month
The latest Lara Croft game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, launches on Steam, the Windows store and other retailers on January 28th, Square Enix announced today. Rise of the Tomb Raider popped up on Steam l...
02:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Lego's WeDo 2.0 gives kids a crash-course in robotics
You may not have been able to play with Lego in school, but your kids can. Lego Education has revealed the WeDo 2.0 robotics kit aimed at elementary school students, over eight years after launching t...
02:49 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Nikon reveals its own VR-ready action camera
Nikon isn't exactly quick to jump on the latest trends, as it still lacks a mirrorless camera with a truly large sensor. However, it just filled a giant hole in its lineup by launching its first ...
02:42 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Nikon reveals the D500 DSLR with 'smart connectivity'
Nikon's has neglected its smaller DX-sensor DSLR lineup of late, but it just changed all that in one fell swoop by launching the D500 DSLR. It says that the new camera has "advanced smart de...
02:42 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Nikon launches the D500 DSLR with 'smart connectivity'
Nikon's has neglected its smaller DX-sensor DSLR lineup of late, but it just changed all that in one fell swoop by launching the D500 DSLR. The 20.9-megapixel camera has "advanced smart devi...
02:32 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's Technics revival has a new direct-drive SL-1200
During its CES 2016 press conference, Panasonic took some time out to talk about its new line of Technics turntables. This year it's releasing two versions of a direct-drive model: the limited ed...
02:31 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Netflix's next kids' shows include 'Voltron,' Guillermo del Toro
If it wasn't already clear that Netflix and DreamWorks are best buddies, it'll be patently obvious after today. The two have announced an expanded partnership that includes a handful of new ...
02:15 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Dolby Vision imaging technology comes to TCL's X1 4K UHD TV
If you're looking for a TV with bright colors, an excellent backlight and a fantastic range of contrast, you're probably on the prowl for a set with Dolby Vision imaging technology baked in....
02:06 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Nikon announces the D5, its new flagship DSLR camera
Three years after the D4 was born, Nikon's now introducing the highly anticipated successor to its flagship DSLR: the D5. Nikon says the camera is built for speed and accuracy, featuring an insan...
01:59 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Twitter's thinking of expanding tweets to 10,000 characters
According to a report from Re/Code, Twitter's top brass is considering dropping its 140-character limit in lieu of a 10,000-character cap. The so-called "Beyond 140" project, as Re/Code...
01:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's new compact camera features a 30x zoom and 4K
Canon isn't the only camera maker announcing new products at CES 2016. Panasonic today revealed the Lumix DMC-ZS60, a compact shooter with an 18-megapixel MOS sensor and a 30x zoom lens. The glas...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget The Engadget CES stage show kicks off at 1:00PM ET tomorrow
Sure, here at CES we're scouring the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center (and hotel suites in a roughly three miles radius) for all the latest tech toys to write about. But that part of our ...
01:15 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Yahoo faces class action lawsuit over text spamming
Yahoo probably isn't the first company you'd think of as a text spammer, but the courts might soon beg to differ. A judge has ruled that the internet pioneer has to face a class action laws...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Huawei reveals two new Watch models for the ladies
It might be thick, but Huawei's Watch is still arguably the classiest-looking bit of Android Wear wristcandy out there. Still, device makers are starting to realize that yes, women might want to ...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Huawei's flagship Mate 8 phone goes global, we go hands-on
Huawei earned a new legion of fans after crafting the surprisingly good Nexus 6P, but its new flagship &mdash; the Mate 8 &mdash; is a drastically different beast. The company announced at its...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Huawei just brought the gold Nexus 6P to the US
The Nexus 6P is our favorite Android phone on the market right now, but let's face it: the Aluminum, Graphite and Frost finish options don't have enough pizazz for everyone. To help up the p...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget iHeartRadio brings its internet radio stations to Apple TV
Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook proclaimed that TV's future meant more apps. That's certainly the case for Cupertino's streaming device, and today the gadget got one more piece of...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Ring branches out from doorbells, creates a WiFi security camera
One of the ways that Ring likes to sell its smart, WiFi-connected doorbell is that it, apparently, helps to reduce burglaries. In order to capitalize upon this trend, the firm is launching the Ring St...
12:46 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Play as Ronda Rousey in EA Sports' 'UFC 2' in March
UFC 2 lands on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 15th, and pre-orders are open right now. Pre-ordering grants players day-one access to UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten, "The Gracie Hunter" Ka...
12:35 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget MIT's 'Galileo' matches humans at predicting how things move
The human brain is able to quickly predict how objects will react in any given scene. When you drop a ball, for instance, you have some idea of how high it'll bounce based on its materials, size ...
12:25 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget British astronaut Tim Peake will spacewalk next week
It's the moment every astronaut dreams of. Tim Peake has been told he'll be exiting the International Space Station (ISS) next week and conducting a spacewalk with NASA astronaut Tim Kopra. ...
12:15 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Microsoft and Harman want to put Office 365 in your car
We get it, driving to work is a period of time where we're not particularly productive. We're usually listening to some Serial episodes or swiping through emails in the passenger seat. But d...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget ASUS offers yet another curved monitor plus a 4K display
It's CES, so of course ASUS is going to show off a bunch of brand spanking new screens. In addition to the world's first USB Type-C portable monitor, the Taiwanese giant is also launching tw...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Here's the world's first monitor running on just USB Type-C
Single-cable USB monitors have been around for a while, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a USB Type-C update. As it turns out, ASUS is the first to announce such a product. ...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Ultimaker's latest 3D printers let you swap the nozzles
The Ultimaker 2 became a popular 3D printer after it was launched in 2013, thanks to a combination of high-resolution output, sharp looks and decent pricing. The fact that it outputs larger-than-avera...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Vuze camera shoots 3D VR video for under $1,000
You can already get affordable virtual reality cameras, and low-cost 3D cameras have existed for years. However, getting both in one package is another matter -- it's entirely possible to pay a ...
11:50 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget PlayStation 4 sales top 35 million after a huge holiday
If you had a hunch that the PlayStation 4 would keep up its gangbuster sales rate through the holiday season... well, you guessed correctly. Sony is crowing that lifetime sales of the PS4 have reache...
11:40 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Politwoops is back preserving politicians' deleted tweets
Politwoops is back in action, capturing and storing the boneheaded mistakes of politicians around the world. Twitter pulled the plug on the site last June, claiming that it violated user privacy and i...
11:30 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget LG's 2016 4K OLED TVs promise 'superior' HDR experience
LG's TV lineup for 2016 includes eight new 4K OLED TVs in addition to the new LCDs -- including an 8K model -- that it announced earlier. They come in various shapes -- some of them are flat, whi...
11:15 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Ford will let you talk to your car through Amazon Echo
The Amazon Echo is becoming one of the best parts of the connected home with its impressive voice command system and growing integration with other IoT device like WeMo, Hue and Wink. Now Ford is gett...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget ASUS' latest Chromebook is rugged enough for kids
ASUS made a name for itself in the crowded Chrome OS scene with the Chromebook Flip, and now it's ready to bring that design know-how to the classroom. The company's new Chromebook C202 is t...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Fitbit Blaze is a $200 smartwatch with a focus on fitness
With the advent of smartwatches, barebones activity trackers from the likes of Fitbit might seem like a relic of the past. Well, Fitbit must have thought so too. Today, the company that built its rich...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget LaCie's latest hard drives offer extra space via USB-C
As USB-C arrives on more machines, accessory makers will need to update their products accordingly. That's just what LaCIe has done for CES with its latest Porsche Design Desktop and Mobile hard ...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Ford wants you to know it's serious about self-driving cars
CES doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but already Ford has talked up its new project with DJI to launch drones from moving vehicles, as well as impending updates to its Sync 3 connected ca...
10:35 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Live from LG's CES 2016 press conference
CES 2016's big day of press conferences starts now -- we'll be liveblogging LG's press conference when it starts at 8AM PT / 11AM ET. The company has already made a host of TV announcem...
10:30 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Oculus gives Kickstarter backers the finished Rift for free
Sometimes, it pays to be an early adopter. Oculus just revealed that it's handing out free Kickstarter Editions of the finished Rift headset to everyone who pledged enough money to get the devel...
10:05 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Altec Lansing's DJ headphones pack a camera for livestreaming
We've seen a company pack a camera in headphones for DJs before, but unfortunately, those cans never shipped. At CES 2016, Altec Lansing is packing the feature inside its DVR DJ-style headphones....
10:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget HTC's making virtual reality safe for the home with Chaperone
I was standing with my back facing a large glass window, the mammoth casinos that punctuate Vegas' vast expanse of excess and desert showboating behind me. Here, on the top floor of the Wynn'...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget OhMiBod launches its own smart kegel exerciser
Kegels seem to be everywhere these days, and as soon as a body part gets popular, people start making gadgets for it. Sex-tech pioneers OhMiBod is the latest to follow in the footsteps of kGoal, Skea ...
09:41 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget BBC America to show social media on 'Doctor Who' reruns
The latest season of the time-travelling Doctor is all wrapped up, so what should you be doing while you wait for his next adventures? Watching reruns with a sprinkling of social media, apparently. BB...
09:25 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Under Armour and HTC built an entire fitness ecosystem
Under Armour is a king in the realm of sport apparel. But it's been laying the ground work for sometime now to become a bonafide technology company. It started some years ago with the E39 and eve...
09:10 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Sainsbury's puts Argos on its shopping list
For big-name supermarkets and high-street stores, business has been tough as of late. Sainsbury's has seen its UK market share decline following the rise of discount grocery chains like Aldi and ...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Misfit Ray: A stylish wearable that compliments your watch
Yes, Misfit has another health tracker for your wrist. But unlike the company's iconic Shine (now in its second version), this one won't take attention away from your fancy wristwatch. It�...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Origin has an all-in-one gaming PC, too
One trend we didn't expect to see at CES this week was all-in-one gaming PCs. But here we are with another, this time from the folks at Origin PC. Dubbed the "Omni," the machine packs q...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Chamberlain's garage door app now works with your Nest Cam
Things disappear out of garages. Especially when you accidentally leave them open. Chamberlain and LiftMaster's garage solutions not only open and close that giant door with the MyQ app, they als...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Harman Kardon's Omni speakers offer HD multi-room audio
When it comes to speakers, connected gadgets capable of multi-room audio are all the rage these days. At CES 2016, Harman Kardon pulled the wraps off its new line of devices that'll do just that....
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Canon introduces upgraded PowerShot and Vixia cameras
As has been the case in years past, Canon's taken to CES to reveal an upgraded line of PowerShot and Vixia cameras and camcorders. For point-and-shoots, the main model being introduced is the SX5...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Gogoro has a plan to quickly get scooters into your city
Gogoro's smart scooter launch in Taipei this past summer did so well that the company is already planning on launching it's smart scooter and battery-swapping ecosystem in Amsterdam. But acc...
08:32 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Design the 18th century wig of your dreams
If you've got a few hours to kill, London's prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum has just launched an app called "Design a Wig" that lets you design a magnificent 18th century pe...
08:02 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Griffin gives Apple's Macbook its missing Magsafe plug
One of the most criticized features of Apple's ultra-thin and lightweight MacBook (along with its lack of computing power) is the solitary USB-C port. Not only can you not power the device and us...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget This Bluetooth router connects to 22 devices from 1,000 feet
Surprisingly enough, Bluetooth has become one of the best methods for connecting smart devices. Internet of Things standards like Zigbee and Z-Wave still have plenty of issues, and WiFi, while popular...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Garmin bike headset warns about traffic behind you
There are already bike-friendly smart headsets that will tell you how you're doing, but they won't usually say much about traffic. How are you supposed to know when a car is getting uncomfor...
06:20 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Book now up for UK pre-order from 1,299
In the Surface Book, Microsoft finally delivered a tablet that can replace your laptop. Or is it a laptop that can replace your tablet? Whichever way you look at it, Microsoft is gearing up to bring i...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Tell your Volvo what to do with the Microsoft Band 2 this spring
CES has become more and more of a car show in recent years, and automakers continue to look for ways to fit smartphone and wearable connections into their vehicles. The latest attempt comes from Micro...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget HP's new business laptop is stylish enough even for regular folks
For the most part, HP showed up to this year's CES with -- you guessed it -- consumer-tech products. In addition, though, it also snuck in a few business-class devices. Wait, wait: Where you guys...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget HP's high-end Spectre x360 laptop now offered with a 4K screen
HP's Spectre x360 convertible was one of our favorite laptops of 2015, and now the company is making some upgrades in the hopes that it'll keep its top spot in the new year. For starters, wh...
04:17 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget DJI and Ford want to launch drones from moving vehicles
Ford and DJI, best known as Phantom drones' creator, want to help the United Nations with their search-and-rescue missions. In particular, they want to provide UN's first responders with UAV...
02:33 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget EFF: T-Mobile's video 'optimization' is just throttling
We wouldn't blame you for doubting T-Mobile's claim that Binge On 'optimizes' mobile video instead of throttling it -- that sounds like a classic euphemism. And it looks like your...
01:31 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Maingear proves that all-in-ones can be monster gaming PCs
Ask gamers why they don't buy all-in-one PCs and they'll usually give you two main reasons: the hardware isn't beefy enough, and it's rare that you can upgrade after the fact. Wel...
12:36 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Hyundai wants to replace the owner's manual with AR
Korean car maker Hyundai wants you to leave your owners manual in the glove box. Instead it's updating its Car Care app for iOS and Android with the Hyundai Virtual Guide AR feature that not only...
12:01 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Jaybird's sport earbuds offer customized sound with an app
Jaybird's line of wireless in-ear headphones have become a popular choice for listening to music during a workout. At CES 2016, the company has two new models: Freedom and X3. While both offer wi...
12:01 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget Hexoskin's fitness clothes now work with third-party apps
In late 2014, I tested out Hexoskin's first smart shirt, a vest that promised to monitor your vital statistics while you exercised. After a year in the lab, the company has rolled up to CES with ...
12:00 am -05 - Tue, January 5, 2016
Engadget 500 of NYC's free WiFi kiosks will be installed by July
LinkNYC's ambitious plan to convert some 7,500 Gotham payphones into kiosks featuring free domestic phone calls, USB charging points, gigabit WiFi and tablet-based internet access is well under w...
11:45 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Yahoo shuts down its Screen video streaming hub
Yahoo's woes continue as the company shut down Screen, its video service/hub. If you'll recall Screen played a part in reviving Community after NBC cancelled the show and hosted the first NF...
11:40 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future unveils its FFZero 1 supercar of the future
Faraday Future has unveiled the FFZero1, a concept car that the firm promises will spearhead a complete revolution in the way that we drive. "What would happen if we just started clean?" the...
11:28 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Control your TiVo via smartwatch
Smartwatch displays might not be big enough to do a whole lot more than pop alerts, but Sweden's Com Hem wants to help wearables replace your living room's Houdini-esque remote controls. The...
11:28 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Swedish TiVos have smartwatch controls
Smartwatch displays might not be big enough to do a whole lot more than pop alerts, but Sweden's Com Hem wants to help wearables replace your living room's Houdini-esque remote controls. The...
11:13 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget UHD Alliance reveals its specs for 'premium' 4K TVs
Last year a number of TV manufacturers, Hollywood studios and other content companies got together so they could avoid ruining the home experience of 4K. A battle over competing standards and formats ...
10:48 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget You can use your smartphone to 'lace up' this sneaker
These may not be Nike's highly acclaimed Back to the Future kicks, but their power-lacing system is going to leave you impressed. Meet the Digital Sole, a pair of sneakers created by French compa...
10:43 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget The Royole-X is a foldable headset for movies on-the-go
For a brief moment in the hectic and crowded floor of CES, I escaped and watched a trailer for a Fast and Furious movie. No, I didn't sneak away into a theater (I wish), I simply donned the Royol...
10:40 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget A closer look at NuAns' Neo, the prettiest Windows 10 phone
Windows 10 Mobile is still a work in progress, but a Japanese phone maker just might have made me a Microsoft convert. Maybe. NuAns' NEO is perhaps the first seriously pretty Windows 10 thanks to...
10:38 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Netatmo's security cam can pick out cars, humans and animals
Netatmo is no stranger to home monitoring cameras, and at this year's CES, the company is taking its efforts outside. The WiFi-connected Presence outdoor security camera has a rather unique featu...
10:20 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's cheap smartphone can do quality selfies
This time last year, Lenovo unveiled the Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash attachment and then managed to avoid launching a smartphone with front LED flash for the rest of 2015. (Well, if you exclude the Mot...
10:09 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Sensorwake clock wants to wake you up with scents, not sound
One of the most hated sounds in the world has to be the shrill siren of the alarm clock in the morning. But what if you could wake up to a pleasant scent instead? That's the thought behind the Se...
10:08 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget The water bottle of the future has a built-in screen
It's a water bottle with a color screen built-in. Nothing sounds more "ugh, CES" than that. However, the product is more serious than it sounds. And heavier than it looks. It also does ...
10:05 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Here's a transforming robotic video projector
Cerevo unveiled its newest -- some would argue, wackiest -- invention to date at CES Unveiled. Dubbed the Tipron, this machine is equal parts autobot and long-throw projector. It stands just a foot an...
09:48 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget The 3DRudder is a $175 VR controller for your feet
Last year 3DRudder let us put our kicks on its feet-based motion controller, but it wasn't quite ready for the full VR demo. This year the team is back with an Oculus headset attached so we can g...
09:35 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Wisewear hides a safety alarm inside a woman's bracelet
If there's one issue with conventional personal attack alarms, it's that if it isn't already in your hand when trouble strikes, it's basically useless. Wisewear is a company that&#...
09:33 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Mekamon is a battle bot with an augmented reality twist
A couple of little four-legged battle bots could be the future of gaming. Reach Robotics, a UK-based company, is pushing for mixed reality gaming with modular robots called Mekamons that will face off...
09:32 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Parrot's Disco drone takes flight as a fixed-wing ultralight
The latest in Parrot's stable of drones ditches the popular quadcopter format, opting for a fixed-wing design instead. The Disco -- in keeping with Parrot's musical naming theme -- is still ...
09:13 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's Drive PX 2 is a water-cooled supercomputer for cars
NVIDIA's sequel to the Drive PX in-car computer it debuted last year is a liquid-cooled beast with the power equivalent to 150 MacBook Pros. Say hello to the Drive PX 2. It sports 12 CPU cores an...
09:13 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's Drive PX 2 is a liquid-cooled supercomputer for cars
NVIDIA's sequel to the Drive PX in-car computer it debuted last year is a liquid-cooled beast with the power equivalent to 150 MacBook Pros. Say hello to the Drive PX 2. It sports 12 CPU cores an...
09:08 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget The Q.rad warms your home with microprocessor waste heat
Microprocessors generate a surprising amount of heat during the course of their number crunchings -- especially when you cram a slew of them together in a modern data center. While major tech companie...
09:04 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Facebook backup plan would keep it running on Android
It won't shock you to hear that Facebook and Google are at odds with each other given their competing ad and search interests, but it now sounds like Facebook is ready if things ever really go do...
09:01 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget The Oree Stylograph is a smart pen made out of pure copper
While Livescribe may have the recognition, it's by no means the only smart pen on the market. Here at CES, we got a peek at the Oree Stylograph, a beautiful ballpoint smart pen that's built ...
08:48 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget The Vert 2 activity tracker knows if you're making the effort
The original Vert was all about the jumping. But it was also very accurate about the jumping. The wearable is getting a 2016 refresh, with an expanded repertoire of metrics that not only includes the ...
08:41 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Build your own gesture-controlled robots with the Ziro kit
Forget controlling robots with clunky remotes; ZeroUI wants you to start manipulating them with your hands. That's why it's created the Ziro, a robotics kit that'll let you build your v...
08:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget In & Motion's Ski Airbags aim to save your spine
If there's one thing that terrifies a downhill skier, it's probably the risk of making an awkward landing on rock-solid ice. That's the issue that French company In &amp; Motion is ...
08:21 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Sleepion will stimulate your senses to put you to sleep
We're not sleeping well. Off-late there's been an onslaught of sleep-guaranteeing tech including apps and beds that can prep your mind and body for the deepest slumber. Cheero, a California-...
08:16 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Your couch can become a VR thrill ride with Immersit
I've tried virtual reality demos a few times and there's always just a little something missing. Whenever the VR camera moves through an environment, I know my body isn't actually movin...
08:15 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Sphero's Force Band will let you control BB-8 with gestures
Sphero's smartphone-controlled BB-8 droid (from the new Star Wars film, of course) is one of the cooler toys we've seen. The company's looking to add an extra level of interactivity to ...
08:15 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Belty the self-adjusting belt just got smarter and classier
One of many odd things to come out of CES 2015 was Belty: a self-adjusting belt that would literally cut you some slack if you enjoyed your dinner a little too much. As mentioned last week, following ...
08:06 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Alarm.com adds Apple TV and Amazon Echo support
Alarm.com announced on Monday that its turnkey security suite now works with both the Apple TV and the Amazon Echo. The Apple TV integration will allow users to remotely access video feeds from alarm...
07:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Lenovo says the Yoga 900s is the world's thinnest convertible
It's that time of year again: Lenovo whips out some impossibly thin and light laptop. Last CES it was a 1.7-pound notebook, and this year it's the Yoga 900s, a half-inch-thick, 2.2-pound mac...
07:29 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Lenovo has a desktop with a built-in projector
Well, this is a little weird. In addition to the usual parade of laptops, Lenovo today unveiled an odd little desktop at CES: a miniature PC with an optional projector. It's called the Ideacentre...
07:27 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Lenovo Y900 'Razer Edition' gaming desktop to launch in June
Project Christine, Razer's boldly designed modular gaming PC, still hasn't surfaced as a commercial product -- but that doesn't mean you can't get a Razer-branded gaming desktop. L...
07:26 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's new gaming laptop has one-touch overclocking
Lenovo announced the release of a new 17-inch gaming laptop on Monday, dubbed the Y900. It's part of the Y Series of gaming devices and features some impressive specs. It boasts a quad core 6th G...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Zepp wants rackets and bats to pack integrated sensors
Now that any athlete (or wannabe) can measure their baseball, tennis and golf swings with standalone sensors, Zepp figures that the next step is putting them directly into the sports equipment. The co...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Linksys adds two multi-stream MU-MIMO routers to its lineup
It's router season here at CES 2016, and Linksys has dropped two new MU-MIMO (multiuser, multiple input, multiple output) network gatekeepers. They take their place above and below the current AC...
06:23 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Intel buys German drone company Ascending Technologies
Intel has signed on the dotted line to acquire Ascending Technologies, a German drone company specializing in detect-and-avoid systems for UAVs. Ascending Technologies helped Intel show off during its...
05:49 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Sleep Number's new bed will train you to sleep better
We've already heard of Sleep Number's smart SleepIQ beds, but now the company is taking the whole intelligent mattress thing to the next level. At CES 2016, it's introducing something c...
05:41 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Cortana starts rolling out on Cyanogen for OnePlus One
If you're a lucky owner of a OnePlus One phone, you can now find Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant after updating to the Cyanogen 12.1.1 release. As we've reported, the integration ...
05:19 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Griffin's Travel Power Bank is a keychain-sized Apple Watch charger
Until we have more efficient battery technology, it seems we're resigned to carrying extra battery packs around to keep our power-hungry devices running on busy days and nights. Griffin has taken...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget It's official: Activision buys legendary eSports company MLG
Mike Sepso co-founded the eSports organization Major League Gaming in 2002. In October 2015, he left MLG to work for Activision Blizzard -- the studio behind Destiny, Call of Duty and Hearthstone -- a...
04:52 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Muzik's smart headphones share your tunes on Twitter
Just about every streaming music app has an option to share whatever you're listening to. However, using that feature on your phone can be a pain -- by the time you've reached into your poc...
04:31 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Volvo's making a media streaming system for autonomous cars
We've all thought the exact same thing: when self-driving cars hit the mainstream, I'll be able to catch up on Game of Thrones during my commute. In reality, however, lawmakers are preparing...
04:10 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Engadget is live from CES 2016!
As much as we may have wanted to spend the week after New Year's recovering from our bacchanalian excesses on the holiday, there is work to be done. The Engadget team has assembled in Las Vegas f...
03:58 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future's insane 1000 horsepower concept car leaks
Ahead of tonight's unveil of its concept car, it looks like Faraday Future accidentally leaked details of its concept vehicle via its app. The app showed up prematurely in the App Store. The comp...
03:58 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future's insane 1000-horsepower concept car leaks
Ahead of tonight's unveil of its concept car, it looks like Faraday Future accidentally leaked details of its concept vehicle via its app. The app showed up prematurely in the App Store. The comp...
03:55 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget LG tries to capture the cheap smartphone market with the K series
Over the last year and a half, manufacturers have started making cheap smartphones that are actually good enough to compete with the typically expensive flagship models that usually cost two or three ...
03:32 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Network is down, Sony confirms
It's a rough Monday for Sony, as the PlayStation Network appears to be experiencing widespread issues. Sony acknowledge that it's aware of the problems, which have affected PS4, PS3 and Vita...
03:11 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget AMD's new graphics core is built for laptop gaming
For all the talk of fast graphics in thin laptops, the technology isn't quite there yet. You typically have to choose between a bulky gaming machine and a thin system with pokey low-end video. ...
02:50 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Altec Lansing wants to end the frustration of lost earbuds
What if your earbuds had a feature that helped you locate the accessories when you forgot where you put them? Well, you'll soon be in luck as Altec Lansing will do just that with its Freedom True...
02:31 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget OMsignal's biometric sports bra hits stores this spring
Four years ago, OMsignal set out to make a biometric sports bra -- but a lack of experience in clothing design hampered the company's progress. Eventually, the team released the OMsignal smart sh...
02:09 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Mysterious adventure game 'ReCore' heads to PC, too (update)
ReCore is a mysterious project from Mega Man and Mighty No. 9 legend Keiji Inafune, but today we get a sliver of fresh information -- it's launching on PC as well as Xbox One. Microsoft quietly d...
01:48 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Toyota joins Ford's infotainment fight against Google, Apple
Ford is determined not to let Google and Apple dictate its vehicle dashboards and now has a big partner. Toyota has agreed to adopt Ford's open-source SmartDeviceLink (SDL) interface software, le...
01:29 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget US government sues VW for clean air act violations
The US government has just announced that it has filed suit against Volkswagen (as well as its luxury brands Audi and Porsche) for alleged violating the clean air act. This response is the first offic...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget ASUS' optical zoom smartphone to hit the US next month
All good things take time, which is often the case with products coming from ASUS. In this case, we're looking at the ZenFone Zoom, the world's first modern smartphone to feature a camera wi...
12:39 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Fiat Chrysler adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is introducing the next generation of its Connect in-car entertainment (ICE) software at CES this year, and it includes support for both Apple's CarPlay and Google...
12:20 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget DJI's latest drones are made for 4K video pros
Now that there's a budding market for movie-making drones, DJI is determined to seize the moment. It's releasing a trio of camera drones that cater to pros wanting the best possible aerial ...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Polar launches its very own smart scale
If you make fitness trackers, then you probably need to make weighing scales, or watch as Withings or Fitbit steals your customers away from you. It's a lesson that Polar now appreciates, and aft...
11:42 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget The first 4K Roku TVs will be available this spring
Roku may be best known for its ever-expanding range of streaming boxes, but the company has also spent the last few years trying to get Roku OS installed on as many new smart TVs as possible. It'...
11:16 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Oculus Rift pre-orders open this week but there's still no price
Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift go live on January 6th at 8AM PT, Oculus announced today in a brief blog post. There's still no word on how much the virtual reality headset will cost, though the c...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Intel, Warner sue over device that strips 4K copy protection
The media industry was more than a little alarmed when 4K bootlegs of Amazon and Netflix streams showed up this November. Weren't these feeds supposed to be relatively safe from pirates? It...
10:30 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Xbox One exclusive 'Scalebound' delayed to 2017
We're not even a week into 2016 and already video games are being bumped to next year. PlatinumGames has announced that its Devil May Cry-meets-dragons RPG Scalebound has been pushed back to 2017...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Samsung's new portable SSD puts 2TB in your pocket
Samsung ushered in last year by launching its first portable SSD, so it's only fitting the company should kick 2016 off by announcing a bigger, better successor. The new Portable SSD T3 is simila...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 has already been installed on 200 million devices
Making Windows 10 a free upgrade for the majority of users out there appears to have worked like a charm for Microsoft. The company announced this morning that Windows 10 is being used on more than 20...
09:42 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget GM and Lyft team up to create self-driving vehicle network
Lyft and General Motors may be runners-up in their respective industries, but a partnership between the two could significantly boost both driverless vehicles and ride-sharing tech. The companies anno...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Makerbot just made a more reliable 3D printer head
Makerbot unveiled a new extruder for its 5th generation 3D printers today. The component, dubbed the Smart Extruder+, reportedly offers superior performance, longevity, and reliability than the curren...
08:30 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Netgear transforms your power plug into a fast WiFi hotspot
2016 is here, and the flying cars and hoverboards are disappointing, to say the least. Worse yet, we still can't get a decent internet connection in our man cave, but Netgear is at least trying t...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget New WiFi standard offers more range for less power
The WiFi Alliance has finally approved the eagerly-anticipated 802.11ah WiFi standard and dubbed it "HaLow." Approved devices will operate in the unlicensed 900MHz band, which has double the...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Mio's new tracker and health metric may help you live longer
Mio introduced a new fitness tracker called the Mio SLICE at CES Monday and, with it, a new kind of health index called the Personal Activity Intelligence index that supposedly helps practitioners liv...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Acer's Aspire Switch 12 S: a convertible laptop with USB Type-C
Acer's Aspire Switch 12 was an odd thing. Ostensibly a "five-in-one," it was a low-power Windows tablet that tried to be everything to everyone (with varying success). It'll soon b...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Acer introduces 'world's first' laptop with 802.11ad WiFi
Acer isn't bringing a load of Windows laptops to CES this year, but it is refreshing some existing lines with new features and tech. One such device is the company's TravelMate P648, a busin...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Acer adds a semi-rugged $180 model to its Chromebook line
Acer's almost certainly the most prolific ChromeOS supporter. It's brought Google's operating system to a wide range of devices over the years, including HDMI sticks, 15-inch laptops, c...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Acer's H7 is the world's first USB Type-C display
You probably don't know Acer for its smartphones, but the company has nonetheless been pushing out handsets for years. Its latest is the Liquid Jade Primo, a Windows Phone teased a few months bac...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Acer's new Chromebase is bigger and more powerful than ever
The idea of all-in-ones running Google's ChromeOS is now firmly established, and Acer is pushing the concept further with its new Chromebase 24. While previous models from LG and Acer have used c...
07:35 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Amazon UK begins offering loans for pricier purchases
In a bid to put an even bigger squeeze on its brick-and-mortar competition, Amazon is now offering its customers instalment plans to help them buy the more expensive items on its website. According to...
07:08 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Four new 'superheavy' elements added to the periodic table
Science teachers will soon be instructing their pupils to buy new textbooks or crudely add four new elements to their copy of the periodic table. The chemical substances known as 113, 115, 117 and 118...
05:39 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Samsung's latest smart fridge has cameras and a huge display
One of the highlights of CES is always the wacky new appliance tech (and associated bickering) from Samsung and LG. This year looks to be no exception thanks to a new "Family Hub" refrigerat...
04:18 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Tesla Model S deliveries soared at the end of 2015
If cautious trade magazines and long-term reliability reports spooked any would-be Tesla Model S buyers, you wouldn't know it from the delivery numbers. The automaker says that it delivered 17,19...
02:24 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Phase One launches a true 100MP medium format camera
Taking medium format photos above 60 megapixels has typically required some trickery, like shooting multiple pictures at a time. However, you won't have to 'cheat' with Phase One'...
12:30 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget LG will show off its paper-thin, rollable OLED panel at CES
In 2014, LG announced that it built an 18-inch OLED panel that rolls up just like a newspaper. Now, it's ready to show off its ultra-thin beauty to the public CES. It's just one of many conc...
12:01 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Fords with Sync 3 are getting Android Auto and CarPlay
Owners of Ford vehicles with Sync 3 will soon be able to enjoy Android Auto or Apple's Car Play in their cars. The automaker announced that its connected car system will start playing nicer with ...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, January 4, 2016
Engadget Whirlpool integrates Amazon's Dash into its smart appliances
Whirlpool has come out swinging at this year's CES with a slew of connected kitchen appliances and an app that will be integrated with Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service. It's actually...
11:20 pm -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget Samsung's 2016 Smart TV remote controls all your devices
It's not too hard to simplify your home theater if you get a Harmony remote or the right HDMI-CEC gear, but Samsung wants the experience to be even simpler than that. Its 2016 Smart TVs are launc...
10:30 pm -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 line adds OLED and a Surface rival
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon must still be a hit with the pro laptop crowd, as the PC maker is unveiling no less than three ThinkPad X1 models at CES... and it's shaking up the formula in the...
08:53 pm -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is an Ultra HD Blu-ray launch title
Ultra HD Blu-ray is finally coming in 2016, and while we'll hear more about its 4K movies this week at CES, Warner Bros. is kicking things off by announcing some of the first movies on the way. R...
06:59 pm -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg is writing his own AI assistant
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is legendary for giving himself personal challenges every year, such as learning Mandarin. However, his goal for 2016 is rather ambitious. He's planning to writ...
05:32 pm -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget GPS top hat uses directional sound to show the way
Never mind pulling out your phone to get directions to the pub... how about some fine headwear? A team of Cornell University students has developed a GPS-enabled top hat that relies solely on directio...
03:43 pm -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget Samsung soundbar gives you Dolby Atmos out of the box
As immersive as Dolby Atmos' vertical audio is, it's not viable for everyone. You might not have the space for all those speakers, especially if you have to buy some of them after the fact....
01:51 pm -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget Alcatel OneTouch unveils its first Windows 10 tablet
Alcatel OneTouch is primarily focusing on Android phones these days, but it's not averse to showing Microsoft some affection. The company is coming to CES with the Pixi 3 tablet, its first slate...
12:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: A Volkswagen van, and more!
Sea levels are rising as arctic ice melts, so what will cities do to combat rising tides? According to architect Vincent Callebaut, they'll set sail. This week Callebaut unveiled plans for a futu...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget See games played quickly for charity at 12PM Eastern
If you didn't catch the Games Done Quick crew's summer charity run, you're about to get a second chance: the speedrun specialists are starting their winter campaign, Awesome Games Done ...
06:06 am -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget Watch a GPS-assisted boat motor keep ships steady
Driving a motorboat can be scary if you're a newcomer. Despite all that power, you're still at the mercy of the wind and waves -- it can be hard to keep your boat steady when you're doc...
02:11 am -05 - Sun, January 3, 2016
Engadget Windows 95 on a Nintendo 3DS is as strange as you'd think
The trend of putting PC software on wholly impractical devices isn't stopping with the new year, folks. GBATemp fan Shutterbug2000 has managed to get Windows 95 running on a New Nintendo 3DS XL ...
10:33 pm -05 - Sat, January 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Echo speaker guides you through workouts
Amazon must want to help you fulfill your New Year's resolutions, since it just updated the Echo speaker with a handful of features meant to get your life in shape. To begin with, you can ask Ale...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 2, 2016
Engadget LG's 2016 TVs include its first production 8K set
Forget all the hype about 4K at CES last year -- this year's trend is 8K. LG has revealed some of the first details about its 2016 TV lineup, and the highlight is its first production-grade 8K mo...
05:33 pm -05 - Sat, January 2, 2016
Engadget Super-maneuverable drone airplanes are coming
Helicopter-like drones are extremely nimble, but their fixed-wing counterparts aren't so lucky. Chinese researchers have a way to bring some of that agility to conventional airplane designs, tho...
03:01 pm -05 - Sat, January 2, 2016
Engadget US internet speeds triple, but lag behind other countries
If you've noticed that your home internet speeds got much faster in recent years, you're not alone... although you might not want to cheer just yet. The Federal Communications Commission ha...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 2, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's DIY Novena laptop, part 2
As Ben and Felix continue building the Novena Open Source laptop, Felix tries to maintain his sanity while customizing a Phantom keyboard with Cherry-MX switched mechanical keys and a teensy microcont...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, January 2, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: How Taylor Swift took on Apple
Taylor Swift Is the New Prince: The Artist Who Tamed the Corporate GiantGaby Dunn, The Daily BeastIt's true: Taylor Swift went toe to toe with Apple in 2015 and came out on top. If you'll re...
01:30 am -05 - Sat, January 2, 2016
Engadget Meet the world's smallest camera-equipped drone
The Axis Vidius is a quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand -- it's roughly 1.5 inches square -- yet it's able to livestream and record video in 420p. Axis says its Vidius model is th...
09:45 pm -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget Researchers use the Force (in an Apple Watch) to fly a drone
Taiwanese tech researchers at PVD+ created an app for the Apple Watch that remotely controls a drone with arm movements, briefly turning pilots into Jedi. Reuters caught the motion-controlled drone in...
08:25 pm -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget Report: Activision buys eSports staple MLG for $46 million
Call of Duty and Hearthstone studio Activision Blizzard has acquired a majority of Major League Gaming's assets in a $46 million deal that essentially dissolves the professional gaming organizati...
04:20 pm -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget OrCam's MyMe wearable will watch and decode the world for you
You've probably heard of wearable cameras from companies like Narrative, which clip onto your clothing and log images of your daily life. The upcoming MyMe from Orcam takes that idea to a whole n...
03:03 pm -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget NY calls for FanDuel and DraftKings to give back profits
It was a pretty glum New Year celebration for daily fantasy sites FanDuel and DraftKings, following an amended lawsuit filed against them yesterday by New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman. The ...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget Self-driving buses will be a big part of the transit puzzle
While companies like Google and Tesla predict a future where fleets of vehicles pick up and drop off passengers, one glaring omission in this big city ride-sharing utopia is buses. You know, the thing...
01:04 pm -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget Drone-maker DJI starts testing GPS-based flight restrictions
After some rather high-profile incidents of drones ending up where they don't belong, manufacturers rushed to find a solution. Otherwise they might have found themselves on the wrong side of some...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget The best in-ear noise-cancelling headphones
By Geoffrey MorrisonThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.The Bose QuietComfort 20 is the best set of in-ear no...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget What ever happened to last year's Best of CES winners?
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas -- and the same can be said of some products unveiled at the world's biggest tech show. What we see and report on at CES doesn't always lead to something...
07:06 am -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars
Scientists at UCLA have found a new way to inject silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten alloy of magnesium and zinc, resulting a metal nanocomposite that demonstrates "record levels" o...
04:01 am -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget Domino's Pizza brings one-tap ordering to Apple Watch
If you're a Domino's Pizza addict, there's now a faster way to get some fresh slices hurtling towards your front door. The company has updated its Apple Watch app with "Easy Order,...
02:20 am -05 - Fri, January 1, 2016
Engadget Now we can 3D print ceramics
Despite being able to build just about anything with 3D printing, until now items have been limited to polymer plastics, a handful of metals and glass. However, researchers at HRL Laboratories have an...
11:07 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' hits the road in 2016
Final Fantasy XV has been in development for what seems like an eternity. But being New Year's Eve (or Day, depending on where you live), changes are afoot: Final Fantasy XV and its all-dude bro&...
09:19 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget '46 years' Facebook glitch is a New Year's gift from Unix
Don't worry, you're not living out a 13 Going on 30 scenario -- you're only "celebrating" 46 years of Facebook friendship with someone right now because of a glitch. A Unix-ba...
08:09 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget SpaceX's first reusable rocket is back in its hangar
As a reminder of one of 2015's greatest accomplishments, SpaceX founder Elon Musk posted one more picture (embedded below) of the record setting Falcon 9 rocket it launched to space and then land...
06:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Netflix can help your kids ring in the New Year a bit early
While you're busy putting on a fancy dress or a shirt and tie for tonight's festivities, millions of parents around the world have to figure out how to trick their kids into going to bed at ...
06:10 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Give your fetus a concert with vaginal sound system, Babypod
Some people are born to get down; others are gestated. Spanish gynecology clinic Institut Marqu&egrave;s wants to tap into the fetal-music market with Babypod, a speaker that expecting mothers ins...
05:12 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Thinga is a kid-friendly search engine with parental controls
Keeping kids away from questionable content while they surf the web is an ongoing battle, and there's a new site that's looking to help. Thinga, a kid-friendly search engine, offers answers ...
04:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Oculus pushes Rift Touch launch date to second half of 2016
Oculus announced on its website Thursday that the Touch handheld controller accessories to its highly-anticipated Rift VR headset will be delayed to the second half of 2016. Pre-orders for the control...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Laugh the pain away with 2015's best infosec memes
As you might guess, infosec memes aren't as straightforward as Pizza Rat or Left Shark. That's because most of the time they run on one part inside jokes and two parts hacker history. They&#...
03:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget AT&T acquires parts of phone-monitoring company Carrier IQ
Carrier IQ came under scrutiny in 2011 as the public learned about its practices of capturing the user data on more than 140 million mobile devices. The company logged where and when people made calls...
03:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget British Library digitizes George III's massive map collection
King George III was quite the map collector, and his massive catalog of cartographic relics is being digitized by the British Library. In total, the collection encompasses over 50,000 maps, including ...
02:28 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget New Apple patent hints at near-universal mobile payments
A recently filed patent application suggests that Apple has bigger plans for its peer-to-peer mobile payment system than just iMessage. The company is apparently also looking at integrating it into ot...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Feedback loop: the best reader comments of 2015
The stories we tell here at Engadget are meant to both inform and entertain. And when we're doing our jobs well, the work we do sparks impassioned responses and conversations amongst our readers ...
01:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget BlackBerry will continue to operate in Pakistan after all
BlackBerry has decided to stay and operate in Pakistan. Earlier this year, when the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority asked for "unfettered access" to users' information, including e...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget 2015 diversity report card
It's no question that the tech industry is made up overwhelmingly of men. And as far as ethnicities go, whites and Asians tend to dominate the field. Given the enormous impact of tech on our dail...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget What do the biggest tech companies have in store for CES?
Don't get us wrong: When Team Engadget arrives at CES in Vegas next week, we plan to be thorough, combing through aisles upon aisles of crapgadgets so that you don't have to. But before we s...
11:42 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget 'Final Fantasy IX' is headed to PCs and phones next year
The last Playstation 1-era Final Fantasy is finally getting remastered. Square Enix announced this morning that Final Fantasy IX will make its way to PCs and phones next year, Kotaku reports. There�...
10:59 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Tor plans to launch a bug bounty program
Tor will open itself up to attack in 2016 with the start of a bug bounty program aimed at identifying weaknesses in its security systems, Motherboard reports. Tor is a free service that allows users t...
10:22 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Twitter reinstates Politwoops for cataloging politicians' tweets
Back in June, Twitter pulled the plug on Poltiwoops, a site that cataloged the idiotic things that politicians post on the social networks. At the time, the company said the website violated its terms...
10:01 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Qualcomm teases its chip for drones with autonomous navigation
We've known about Qualcomm's drone ambitions for a few months now, but it looks like the company is ready to demo the goods. Ahead of CES next week, the chipmaker teased features of its Snap...
09:43 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Advanced sensors could use rubberized laser beams
Lasers usually conjure up the image of bulky devices with mirrors inside that shine a coherent beam out one end. However, scientists from Kent University have created a model that's just a flat p...
09:22 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget 'Star Trek' owners sue to stop a crowdfunded fan film
If there's one thing that CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures are good at, it's showing how much contempt they have for Star Trek fans. The co-owners of the sci-fi property have shoved a prou...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget ICYMI: The best animal tech of 2015
Today on In Case You Missed It: We are rounding up our favorite animal stories from ICYMI's beginning last June. You can see the pigeons detecting cancer here, or learn about how memories are for...
08:35 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Hackers get Linux running on a PlayStation 4
In the two years since the PlayStation 4 first went on sale, hackers have enjoyed limited success in their efforts to open up the console. In June, a Brazilian team claimed the first PS4 "jailbre...
07:20 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Watch a worm's brain light up as it plots its next move
Scientists have created the first ever video of neurons firing in a freely moving animal, a technique that could lead to greater understanding about how our own brains work. The Princeton-led team fir...
06:15 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget 3D printed digital sundial is brilliant and insane
People have been using the sun to tell the time since life began, but few ever expected that system to be worthy of an upgrade. Step forward a French engineer, going under the name of Mojoptix, who ha...
05:10 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget UK trains to let contactless cards act as paper tickets
In the future, Brits will be able to slide through a ticket barrier and board a train without using a credit card-sized piece of paper. As The Telegraph reports, talks are underway to introduce a new ...
05:10 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget USPS' 2016 stamps celebrate Pluto's exploration
The US Postal Service now has an answer to its 1991 "Not Yet Explored" Pluto stamp, the same one the New Horizons team affixed to their probe before it started its journey to the dwarf plane...
02:44 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Honda: we won't be able to sell gas-only engines in China by 2025
We're fortunate that most auto companies are embracing an alternate energy future, with all manner of electric cars hitting the streets lately -- and that's not to mention hydrogen-powered v...
12:40 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Microsoft will warn users targeted by government hackers
Microsoft promises to notify its users if it believes that the government's targeting their account. In its announcement post, the company says it already notifies subscribers if an unauthorized ...
12:40 am -05 - Thu, December 31, 2015
Engadget Microsoft will warn users targeted by government hackers (update)
Microsoft promises to notify its users if it believes that the government's targeting their account. In its announcement post, the company says it already notifies subscribers if an unauthorized ...