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11:48 pm -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Google neural network tells you where photos were taken
It's easy to identify where a photo was taken if there's an obvious landmark, but what about landscapes and street scenes where there are no dead giveaways? Google believes artificial intel...
10:08 pm -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget YouTube reduces the chances of mistaken video takedowns
YouTube has taken steps to prevent mistaken takedowns of your videos, but that hasn't been enough for some. A rash of alleged copyright violations in recent weeks (such as for Call of Duty clips)...
08:36 pm -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Liquid-based watch tech is coming to more devices
If you're a fan of high-end watches and really want to stand out, one of your slicker options is HYT's H series. Instead of relying solely on spinning hands to tell the time, it uses a hydr...
07:04 pm -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Sony stops shipping PlayStation TV in Japan
The days may be numbered for the PlayStation TV (aka PlayStation Vita TV), Sony's attempt at bringing the Vita experience into your living room. The company has updated the PSTV's Japanese ...
05:35 pm -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's soldered Atari 2600
Watch Ben as he tackles the challenge of soldering the main processing chips of an Atari 2600 into a new configuration. In this episode, he'll Introduce concepts and tricks such as the optimal la...
04:07 pm -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Scientists model a Coronavirus' infectious bits for the first time
A collaboration of scientists from University of Washington (UW), the Pasteur Institute and the University of Utrecht have harnessed a state-of-the-art microscope and supercomputer to model a coronavi...
02:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Zepp and Old Hickory debut bat with integrated swing sensor
Zepp tipped its hand on integrated swing sensors for baseball bats and tennis rackets back at CES. With MLB Spring Training in full swing, now's as good a time as any to pull the wraps of the fin...
01:58 pm -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Apple said to unveil smaller iPhone, iPad models on March 21st
All the hype surrounding Apple's rumored March event might soon boil to a head. Sources for both Recode and Buzzfeed understand that Apple will hold its shindig on or shortly after March 21st --...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget How do you get 'verified' on Tinder?
I, Mat Smith, through the gift of working as a journalist here at Engadget, am verified. On both Twitter and Facebook. It's the social networks' way of certifying that I'm better than t...
11:10 am -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget HTC's Vive will cost 689 in the UK
At last, we have a UK price for the HTC Vive. We always knew that the VR headset would cost a little more than the Oculus Rift, given the difference in the pair's hardware. The bundled wand contr...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget The After Math: You take the good with the bad
It's been a week of mixed news for the tech industry. Boston Dynamics and MIT showed off new devices that could radically advance humanity while, at the same time, Sharp spent billions on a compa...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: A flying car by 2018, and more!
If you've been waiting forever for a flying car, you won't have to hold out much longer: The Terrafugia TF-X will take to the skies by the year 2018. In other transportation news, Singapore-...
08:30 am -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Ducati XDiavel S throws a devilish punch
Translogic host Jonathon Buckley takes a ride on the all new XDiavel S from Ducati. With 1,262 cc of displacement, this motorcycle packs a punch, but does it live up to its 'techno cruiser' ...
04:01 am -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget AI learns to predict human reactions by reading our fiction
A team of Stanford researchers have developed a novel means of teaching artificial intelligence systems how to predict a human's response to their actions. They've given their knowledge base...
02:35 am -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Valve has fired its 'Dota 2' Shanghai Major tournament host
Gabe Newell, head honcho at Valve, has abruptly (and very publicly) fired 'Dota 2' Shanghai Major tournament host James "2GD" Harding. Newell made the announcement via Reddit on Fr...
01:01 am -05 - Sun, February 28, 2016
Engadget Volvo shows off a prototype of its self-emptying trash can
Volvo's ROAR (RObot based Autonomous Refuse handling) project has moved into prototype testing, the company announced earlier this week. The ROAR system is designed to autonomously empty trash ca...
11:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Runkeeper nixes its 'DJ' feature in favor of 'Spotify Running'
Spotify announced on Friday that it is partnering with Runkeeper and more deeply integrating its own Spotify Running feature into the popular fitness app. Spotify and Runkeeper already offer playlist ...
10:03 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Sony files patent for 'Powerglove'-like controller
Sony has reportedly filed a trio of patents for a new glove-based controller system. NeoGAF user R&ouml;sti came across the filings. The system centers around a finger-tracking flex sensor, a sepa...
08:34 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp is dropping support for the BlackBerry platform
By the end of 2016, WhatsApp will no longer work on most BlackBerry devices, even those loaded with the company's latest mobile platform. In the blog post the WhatsApp team published today, they ...
07:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Capcom needs your help tracking 'Street Fighter' sore losers
Street Fighter V might not feel entirely complete right now, but that's no reason to abandon good sportsmanship. Developer/publisher Capcom is aware of the problems the community is facing in ter...
05:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Lab-grown sperm cells successfully produced fertile baby mice
It's not easy turning embryonic stem cells into sperm cells in the lab, but a team of Chinese scientists managed to grow viable specimens using samples from mice. To prove their method works, the...
04:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget MWC Revisited: The most interesting wearables
Wearables failed to make much of a splash at MWC 2016. The category seemed to be an afterthought for many manufacturers -- such as HTC or Samsung -- which instead focused on smartphones and virtual re...
03:15 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Should Pokmon move to consoles?
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Pok&eacute;mon's Japanese debut. To celebrate, Nintendo announced the next generation (VII, for those keeping count) of the RPG, Sun and Moon, and the reac...
02:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget 6 high-tech refugee shelters that can be deployed in an instant
By Cat DiStasioEach year, tens of thousands of people around the world are displaced from their homes by natural disasters, war and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. When this happens, eme...
01:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget If Apple loses, your home could be the next thing that's unlocked
In a recent interview about Apple's ongoing legal battle with the Department of Justice, Tim Cook said that our smartphones have more information about us and our families than any other device w...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget 5G was the real star of Mobile World Congress
Expect 2016 to be the year when all of the talk around 5G starts to feel like more than hype. It seemed as if the big tech companies couldn't shut up about it at Mobile World Congress this week -...
12:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Why I Won't Purchase the New Galaxy S7 (or Edge)
Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at Mobile World Congress 2016 for release on March 11, 2016. Along with some other Android devices, namely the LG G5, these new models came with ...
12:06 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Watch the Engadget staff on: Online streaming
With the Academy Awards less than 48 hours away, the Engadget staff sat down to talk all things streaming. Our intrepid editors discuss their favorite services, cop to still subscribing to cable and p...
12:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget MWC Revisited: The best of the rest
We've seen smartphones, wearables and tablets galore here at Mobile World Congress, plastered with mucky fingerprints and goodness knows what else over the week on the show floor. But, that'...
11:39 am -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Discogs' vinyl-tracking app goes wide February 29th
Whether you call it "vinyl," "wax," "black crack" or something else entirely, we can all agree that poring over shelves for new records can be a time-consuming, but ultim...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Scrubbing with a toothbrush that knows when you missed a spot
Mobile World Congress is predominantly about smartphones, however look hard enough and you'll find all sorts of other surprises too. Take Oral-B, which chose Barcelona as the place to announce th...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: The Super Bowl MVP is a huge nerd
NerdVon Miller,The Players' TribuneYou may not be able to tell by his on-field dominance, but Super Bowl MVP and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is a huge nerd. Miller, some fellow players a...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Rogue wave detection, exo-glove and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at Seoul National University developed the Exo-Glove Poly, which can help wearer's perform difficult tasks like opening doors or grasping delicate obje...
08:03 am -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget Google DeepDream experiment takes you on a trippy VR journey
Google's latest VR experiment involves feeding footage captured by its 360-degree camera rig through the DeepDream machine. Since the company's DeepDream program uses a neural network to tra...
05:44 am -05 - Sat, February 27, 2016
Engadget New 'Shenmue 3' screenshots give you a glimpse of the game
If you need any more proof that Yu Suzuki really is making a new Shenmue game two decades after the last one, look above and below the fold. Yes, these are actual Shenmue 3 screenshots (and even a lit...
11:53 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Scientists built a book-sized, protein-powered biocomputer
Supercomputers are absurdly impressive in terms of raw power, but it comes at a price: size and energy consumption. A multi-university team of researchers might've sidestepped that, though, with ...
10:58 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Google is reportedly working with Vizio on Cast-ready TVs
Google has tried reworking Google TV into Android TV, but we're still not seeing the platform embedded in many more new TVs that were announced at launch. Now, according to a report from Variety,...
08:26 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Watch Jason do what he does best in 'Friday the 13th' game
A slasher movie is only as good as its big bad, and that goes doubly so for interactive horror flicks. Take the upcoming Friday the 13th game, for example. To ensure that its Jason is as terrifying as...
07:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Sprint is reportedly bringing back two-year service plans
According to a report from FierceWireless, Sprint Wireless is reversing course and is once again offering two-year service contracts to its customers. The company stopped offering contracts just this ...
06:11 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget UC Berkeley warns 80,000 people over potential data theft
The University of California, Berkeley is warning 80,000 people -- including current and former students, faculty and vendors -- that hackers have accessed a computer system that stored their Social S...
05:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget India's $4 smartphone is too good to be true
Last week, we heard a company in India was selling a smartphone for an astounding $4, which seems a little too good to be true. It turns out that it probably is. After selling nearly 30,000 units, the...
04:57 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget 'Dark Souls' publisher brings 'Necropolis' to PS4, Xbox One
Here's one to add to your video game watch list: Necropolis is a stylish, hardcore dungeon-diving game from Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind the magnificent cyberpunk title Shadowrun Return...
04:28 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget EVs will cost the same as gas-powered cars by 2025
If the price of EVs is what's keeping you from giving up your gas guzzler, you may not have to wait long for the prices to come down. In a study released today, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says ...
03:48 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Last year's IRS cyber attack may have accessed 700,000 accounts
The Internal Revenue Service already increased the total number of accounts accessed in last year's cyber attack once. Today, it's raising the number gain. The IRS announced that during a 9-...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: This chain reaction
Today isn't just the day that you get a brand, spankin' new Public Access Weekly -- it's also Johnny Cash's birthday so put on something black, press play on the YouTube video belo...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget The best HDTV indoor antenna
By Grant ClauserThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After spending more than 20 hours attaching many antennas...
02:42 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget MasterCard's selfie security: What could possibly go wrong?
When I read about MasterCard's plan to do selfie security with purchases, I wondered what the first massive breach of biometric data is going to look like. Unlike passwords, biometrics such as fa...
02:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Does Amazon's new ad-supported show hint at a free video service?
Yesterday, Amazon announced that season 3 of Vogue's The Fashion Fund is now available for streaming through its video library. This series is a little different than the company's Prime Vid...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Meet the Oscar-nominated sound designers behind Kylo's lightsaber
Skywalker Sound is home to Star Wars. From the first movie in 1977 to episode VII in 2015, the sound effects for the entire saga have been shaped and mixed within the red-bricked walls of George Lucas...
01:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Apple's $120M patent victory over Samsung overturned on appeal
The never-ending Apple vs. Samsung patent wars just had another chapter written today, long after most of us stopped caring. A US appeals court overturned the $120 million jury-appointed verdict that ...
01:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget MWC Revisited: Virtual reality is here to stay
With Mobile World Congress done and dusted, it's time to take stock of what we've seen over the past week. Sure, we were treated to the usual menagerie of mobile devices, but for the second ...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Have some cake and enjoy the 'Indie Dev Supershow' this weekend
Alix Stolzer was one of the first game developers to truly embrace the power of livestreaming. She's the feline half of independent studio Robot Loves Kitty (her husband, Calvin Goble, is the and...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget 'Dragon Front' is Oculus Rift's most exciting game yet
High Voltage debuted its newest offering for the Oculus Rift, an immersive, turn-based collectable card game called Dragon Front. It plays much like Magic: the Gathering in that players draw from cust...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Google Inbox adds two time-saving snooze options
One of the great things about Google Inbox's snooze function is being able to set the exact date and time to resurface emails you intend to read and reply to later. Sometimes, though, you just wa...
11:25 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Lumo stops forcing you to buy its running shorts
If there's one thing guaranteed to annoy your customers, it's being forced to buy something that they don't want. It's been an issue with the forthcoming Lumo Run, a posture-fixing...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget MWC Revisited: The best phones in Barcelona this year
The booths have been dismantled, the bigwigs have boarded their planes and the doors have been closed. That's a wrap for Mobile World Congress 2016. Now that our team has had a chance to kick bac...
10:29 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Sun' and 'Moon' hit the Nintendo 3DS this holiday
Pok&eacute;mon Sun and Pok&eacute;mon Moon are indeed real games and they're heading to Nintendo's 3DS this holiday season worldwide. Nintendo's announcement was short and sweet...
10:02 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Scientists plot sea levels using GPS satellites
Accurate sea level measurements are more critical than ever, but there are a limited number of radar satellites designed for that purpose. However, a team from the UK's National Oceanography Cent...
09:39 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Indie horror 'Neverending Nightmares' comes to PS4 and Vita
Neverending Nightmares will be tip-toeing its way onto PS4 and Vita before the second half of 2016, bringing its unusual brand of horror and psychological exploration in tow. The game was originally l...
09:19 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Zuckerberg is the most known, liked and disliked tech CEO
A new survey from Morning Consult shows that Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg are, if nothing else, the best-known tech CEOs out there. It also shows the power of statistics to confuse -- at first glance,...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: 3D-printed vertebrae FTW, YouTube blur and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: An Australian neurologist successfully used 3D printed replacements for vertebrae to save a man who would have died from cancer otherwise. YouTube has updated its editi...
08:32 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Cleveland Clinic performs first uterus transplant in the US
Doctors in Cleveland have performed the first successful uterus transplant in the United States. But, once the 26 year-old recipient has one or two babies, the womb will be removed so she can stop tak...
08:17 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget 'Hard West' is getting some Frankenstein-esque DLC next week
The turn-based tactical shooter Hard West is getting a pretty sizeable expansion soon called Scars of Freedom. If you haven't already played Hard West you can read our preview, but the simplest e...
07:47 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live Video comes to Android
The ability to broadcast live video will soon be available to every Facebook user on iOS and Android. After its US debut on the iPhone, the company has slowly started to introduce the feature in other...
07:05 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget 'Alan Wake' sequel hinted in trademark filing
Quantum Break is a little more than a month away, but already fans are speculating about a possible sequel to Alan Wake, the last big game from developer Remedy Entertainment. A trademark application ...
06:03 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget MIT builds an early warning system for sailors
MIT believes that it's developed an early warning system for rogue waves that could save the lives of sailors. Currently, predicting when a ten foot high wave is going to crash across a ship take...
05:05 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Photo of Pluto's north pole shows its ancient frozen canyons
NASA has released another close-up of the most beloved dwarf planet, this time focusing on its northern polar area. If Pluto's heart-shaped region has a cracked ice plain, mountain ranges and cra...
03:46 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Nintendo cuts forecasts as 3DS sales fall short
Nintendo may want to send its crystal ball back for a refurb, because it has once again failed at forecasting. It just announced a downgrade to its 2016 estimates because the new 3DS and 3DS XL portab...
02:46 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Project Loon shows off autolauncher at work in Puerto Rico
With Project Loon, Google aims to provide wireless, high-speed internet to underserved areas like the entire nation of Sri Lanka. The team has figured out how to guide them around the globe using prev...
12:59 am -05 - Fri, February 26, 2016
Engadget Project Empathy shares knowledge with unconnected schools
A lot of schools across the globe, especially in developing nations, don't have computers with access to the internet. Project Empathy aims to address that issue by having classrooms with interne...
11:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget The 'Resident Evil' 20th anniversary means more re-releases
Ready to re-buy Resident Evil 4 again? This time for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One? Well, you'll be able to do that this year, but not before developer/publisher Capcom drops gussied-up versions of ...
10:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget APEX telescope maps Milky Way's star-forming regions
The APEX telescope in Chile has completed its biggest project, resulting in the most complete view of the cold galaxy we've ever seen. It spent almost a decade peering into the skies for the APEX...
09:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget CowTech's $99 3D scanner captures detail from small objects
In today's maker-friendly workshop a 3D scanner is just as useful as a 3D printing for replicating small objects. And now there's an option to adding the former gadget to your setup for unde...
08:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft officially kills its Android app porting tool
Well, that didn't take long. After lots of silence regarding Project Astoria, Microsoft is killing it in favor of its shiny new Xamarin purchase. In case you'd forgotten (entirely understand...
07:34 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget A real suicide bomb detector should arrive this year
Ever since terrorism became an all-too-real fact of life, people have dreamed of suicide bomb detectors that spot an explosive vest before its wearer has a chance to detonate. However, making a workin...
06:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Pandora brings its music discovery feature to Android
Pandora is quite useful when you don't know exactly what you want to listen to. However, the internet radio service's Android app has never looked that great. With an update to the software ...
06:03 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Dell's XPS 13 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...
05:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Doctors implant 3D-printed vertebrae in 'world's first' surgery
Ralph Mobbs, a neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, made medical history in late 2015 when he successfully replaced two vertebrae with custom made prosthesis. The patient, in his 60...
05:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Apple is reportedly launching a 9.7-inch iPad Pro in March
9to5Mac is reporting that Apple plans to unveil a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro at an event on March 15th, rather than the rumored Air 3. The new iPP would join its larger, 12.9-inch predecessor and incorpora...
04:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Imogen Heap is using digital currency tech to change music
Imogen Heap is no stranger to using bleeding-edge technology to perform music, but she's now using it to change how you buy music. Her Mycelia project not only lets artists sell music directly to...
04:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Why did 'Layers of Fear' launch in the month of love?
The universe of human emotion is complex and dense, filled with wildly firing synapses and warring wavelengths. Some people embrace all-consuming feelings like love but shy away from adrenaline-pumpin...
03:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Facebook and Google will back Apple in court
As Apple continues to fight back on the FBI's request, calling it "unconstitutional" in court, support from the tech world is starting to pour in. Soon after Microsoft announced it'...
03:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Facebook, Google and Amazon will back Apple in court (updated)
As Apple continues to fight back on the FBI's request, calling it "unconstitutional" in court, support from the tech world is starting to pour in. Soon after Microsoft announced it'...
03:42 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Mercedes replaces robots with people on its assembly line
We've all heard stories about how the robots are taking our jobs. While that may be true, Mercedes-Benz is replacing some of its high-tech workers with real live humans. As it turns out, robots c...
03:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Apple tells court FBI's request is 'unconstitutional'
The legal and PR battle between Apple and the FBI carries on with the company filing a motion to stop it from being forced to help unlock an encrypted iPhone. In the motion it states that complying wi...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness episode two: Uber
Love it or hate it, Uber has become an integral part of the daily commute and nowhere is that more true than on the streets of San Francisco. Sometimes we forget that the people charged with shuttling...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness, episode two: Uber
Love it or hate it, Uber has become an integral part of the daily commute and nowhere is that more true than on the streets of San Francisco. Sometimes we forget that the people charged with shuttling...
02:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft has Apple's back in FBI iPhone dispute
The tech industry support is beginning to coalesse around Apple in its fight with the FBI. Microsoft's President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, announced on Thursday that his company would ...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Razer's Blade Stealth gaming ultraportable is all work and no play
At some point, every laptop-owning PC gamer asks the question: Can I hook a desktop graphics card up to my notebook? Until recently, the answer was no, but times are changing. In the past year Alienwa...
02:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Apple and FBI to testify at Congressional encryption hearing
As the battle between Apple and the FBI over unlocking a terrorist's iPhone rages on, the US House Judiciary committee will discuss encryption next week. The committee scheduled a hearing for nex...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget The MWC wind-down: what Engadget (and friends) really thought
It's been a long, long week in Barcelona. Phones were launched. VR was everywhere. And there was a spherical, laser-touting robot, too. Because why not? With so much ground passing under our feet...
01:38 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Astronomers are using pulsars to spot gravitational waves
Earlier this month scientists detected gravitational waves, but it wasn't easy. Because of the tiny forces involved, it took us nearly 100 years to confirm Einstein's original prediction tha...
01:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Amazon's 'The Fashion Fund' follows Vogue's design competition
If you're a fan of Project Runway, Amazon has a new show that may pique your interest. The online retailer announced the 10-episode unscripted series The Fashion Fund, a show that chronicles the ...
12:38 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget 'Halo 5' is bringing back the long-missed Firefight mode
Life hasn't been kind to you if you're a fan of the players-versus-AI Firefight mode in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach. You didn't just lose a direct equivalent to it in Halo 4 or Halo 5...
12:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Google bets that smart software will improve health care
Google's DeepMind project has mostly focused on solving high-minded computer intelligence issues. Today, though, it's tackling something far more practical in the short-term: health care. Th...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget YouTube adds a custom blurring tool for creators
Let's say you've uploaded a video to YouTube only to find that you accidentally left your phone number on full display to the world. If you wanted to avoid an avalanche of unwanted phone cal...
11:43 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Coral reefs will continue dying unless carbon output drops
Growing an endangered species of coral in a lab is one thing, but rebuilding a reef damaged by ocean acidification is a complete other. On paper, though, it's possible. A group of researchers att...
11:22 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Space Station's one-year crew is coming home on March 1st
On March 1st, the longest ISS mission is coming to an end. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will make their journey back to Earth, 340 days after they landed on the...
11:01 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Netflix to stream original anime by 'Attack on Titan' producer
Netflix is preparing to release its new, 12-part original anime series Perfect Bones. It's not the streaming service's first original anime, but it's the first time the company is launc...
10:42 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Japan considers treating Bitcoin like real money
Japan's financial services regulator is considering recognizing Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as equal to their real-world counterparts. The news comes via Nikkei's Asian Review, whic...
10:23 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Anti-violent game politician gets five years in jail
Disgraced former state senator Leland Yee has been sentenced to five years in jail after using up all of the world's irony in a single go. If you're not familiar, Yee was previously state se...
10:02 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Pokmon 'Sun' and 'Moon' should debut on February 26th
The Pok&eacute;mon video game series is turning 20 this week, and Nintendo is determined to mark the occasion with a bang. It's hosting a Pok&eacute;mon Direct on February 26th where it ...
09:42 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Freetel is fighting to find a US niche for its mid-range phones
If you take a look at who's making reasonably priced unlocked phones for the US, you'll see Chinese names like ZTE and Huawei pop up a lot. Freetel &mdash; a Japanese smartphone maker &a...
09:28 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Ride on the Tube for free using Apple Pay next week
At the tail end of last year, Mastercard incentivized card owners to use Apple Pay by gifting them free travel as part of its "Fare Free Mondays" promotion. It must have proved popular, beca...
09:21 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout 4' Survival Mode looks savage
Fallout 4's Survival Mode isn't going to be pretty. As VG247 reports, enterprising Redditor ShaneD53 dug through in-game files to pull out text pertaining to the upcoming game mode and got a...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Laser-powered spacecraft, upgraded Atlas bot and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A professor from California is working on a plan to use photonic propulsion to get a spacecraft to Mars within 72 hours. It would use get the craft off of earth with th...
08:17 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Samsung is building 256GB memory chips for smartphones
Your smartphone may soon have as much storage as a typical PC. Samsung has announced that it's mass producing 256GB embedded chips, double what it had last year, using the Universal Flash Storage...
07:29 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget The Oculus Rift can use some of Valve's Chaperone features
It often feels like there's a fundamental break in how Oculus and Valve see the future of VR: While Oculus' Rift focuses mostly on seated experiences, Valve wants you to stand up and walk ar...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Huawei partners with Leica to improve its smartphone cameras
There's already a big announcement at the CP+ camera show in Japan, but it's actually for smartphones. Huawei has announced a strategic partnership with Leica, the German company known for m...
06:25 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's budget Lumia 650 finds a few ways to impress
Microsoft's Lumia 950 wasn't a bad phone, just one that didn't seem to live up to its potential (when we tested it, anyway). We've encountered some stunners since then, but Microso...
06:05 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Samsung proves why 5G is necessary with a robot arm
We've been hearing murmurs about 5G for years now, but it seems like this Mobile World Congress is the one where companies start to get serious about it. Samsung and Deutsche Telekom, for example...
05:36 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Keep a Zipcar for as long as you want
Just ahead of GM's car-sharing service Maven launching in Ann Arbor, resident rival Zipcar is punching back. The latter's unveiling a new system wherein you could keep a car indefinitely rat...
04:22 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Google tweaks Android app to load websites faster over WiFi
The latest Google+ upgrade for Android comes with a handful of big changes, starting with the ability to load websites faster. So long as you're on an unmetered connection like WiFi, G+ can pre-r...
04:01 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Ofcom won't split BT and Openreach, but there will be changes
For almost a year, communications regulator Ofcom has been conducting an investigation into whether BT and its Openreach broadband arm should be split up. Rival companies like Sky, TalkTalk and even t...
03:02 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Report: France wants Google to pay $1.76 billion in back taxes
France is reportedly demanding that Google pay 1.6 billion Euros ($1.76 billion) in back taxes. Reuters cited an anonymous official at the finance ministry who said, "As far as our country is con...
01:41 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget Chicago requires high school students to take CS classes
In Chicago, 41 public high schools already have a computer science curriculum, thanks to its science- and tech-loving mayor's project called CS4All. Now, its Board of Education has decided to off...
12:35 am -05 - Thu, February 25, 2016
Engadget US accuses airbag maker of faking test data
Takata has been in hot water over unsafe airbags for years, but there are new signs that it's particularly deep trouble. A US Senate report maintains that the vehicle part maker presented fake te...
11:06 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Twitch will host a 24-hour Pokmon marathon this Saturday
Pok&eacute;mon is celebrating its 20th birthday with a massive global bash this weekend and has declared February 27th "Pok&eacute;mon Day". Fans on the East Coast can join in the fe...
10:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Sharp reportedly accepts Foxconn's $6.2 billion takeover offer
According to reports from Japanese business journal Nikkei and Reuters, Sharp has decided to accept a takeover offer from Foxconn. Taiwan's Foxconn is a massive electronics manufacturer best know...
10:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Sharp accepts Foxconn's $6.2 billion takeover offer
According to reports from Japanese business journal Nikkei and Reuters, Sharp has decided to accept a takeover offer from Foxconn. Taiwan's Foxconn is a massive electronics manufacturer best know...
09:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Microsoft bought a company that makes porting apps easier
Microsoft is taking its relatively new role as a mobile app maker pretty seriously. So much so that it's bought Xamarin, a company that specializes in cross-platform application development. The ...
09:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget MakerBot learns that 3D printing and copyright don't quite mix
Trying to stop unauthorized 3D printing is like plugging a hole in a dam with your finger -- once the template for an object leaks out, it's virtually impossible to stop the flood of bootleg prin...
08:28 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Arizona county won't give its employees any more iPhones
Apple's refusal to help the FBI unlock a terror suspect's iPhone has apparently touched a nerve in Arizona. Maricopa County, the place that brought us bigoted birther enthusiast Sheriff Joe ...
08:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget 'Streets of Rage 2' soundtrack was remastered for vinyl release
Vinyl is all the rage (sorry) these days, and game soundtracks are hitting the medium on the regular. One of the upcoming releases is Streets of Rage 2, a title that's widely regarded as having o...
07:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Nissan Leaf's connected climate control has a security flaw
GM recently found out that connected cars can be vulnerable to online attacks, and now it's Nissan's turn. Security researcher Troy Hunt reports several parties have learned that the Leaf�...
07:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Nissan disables its Leaf remote control app (update)
GM recently found out that connected cars can be vulnerable to online attacks, and now it's Nissan's turn. Security researcher Troy Hunt reports several parties have learned that the Leaf�...
06:57 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Stripe wants to help you start a business in the US
Mobile payments platform Stripe has launched a new product that lets anyone in the world start their own business in the US. Stripe Atlas is designed to enable people or more likely startups from arou...
06:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Rimac's electric hypercar will be shown off in March
It feels like forever since Croatian car manufacturer Rimac announced its Concept_One electric hypercar. Five years after we first saw the vehicle, the company is finally ready to show off the product...
06:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget 'NBA 2K' is having trouble capturing Steph Curry's greatness
When it comes to sports games, virtual players tend to be capable of feats no real person could accomplish. And then there's Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. The reigning NBA MVP dazzle...
05:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Pro-ISIS hackers threaten Facebook and Twitter over crackdowns
Surprise: ISIS isn't happy that social networks are taking down accounts sympathetic to its cause. Vocativ has obtained a video from a pro-ISIS hacking group that threatens retaliation against F...
05:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Amazon paid $15 million for Woody Allen's untitled new movie
After shelling out $10 million for Manchester by the Sea at Sundance, Amazon spent big on another film. The online retailer nabbed North American theatrical and streaming rights to Woody Allen's ...
04:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Tim Cook: Unlocking terrorist's iPhone would be 'bad for America'
Apple has been in an ongoing legal fight with the government regarding the iPhone of terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook. While the United States has filed motions compelling the company to help it circumve...
04:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Tim Cook: Unlocking terrorist's iPhone would be 'bad for America' (update)
Apple has been in an ongoing legal fight with the government regarding the iPhone of terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook. While the United States has filed motions compelling the company to help it circumve...
04:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Virginia sends nation's first daily fantasy bill to the governor
As DraftKings and FanDuel make their case for daily fantasy sports in each state in the US, the Virginia legislature approved a framework to regulate the games. The Fantasy Contests Act (SB 646) passe...
04:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget 'Axiom Verge' is absolutely, definitely still coming to Vita
The glorious Metroid-style nostalgia bomb that is Axiom Verge will hit the PlayStation Vita soon, developer Thomas Happ says in a blog post this week. In fact, a playable version is already up and run...
03:48 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget British firm makes first quadcopter flight over English Channel
A British commercial drone company has sealed its place in the record books after successfully completing the first quadcopter flight over the English Channel. Earlier this month, Ocuair's custom...
03:33 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Amazon will stream a live Macklemore concert
Apple and Google aren't the only tech giants that can stream live concerts. Amazon is planning to stream a live Macklemore concert on February 27th at 12AM Eastern to help mark the launch of the ...
03:18 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Google's Project Shield helps any news site beat DDoS attacks
The distributed denial-of-service attack, better know as a DDoS, is one of the more basic but effective ways of shutting down a website you might want to torment. Often, hackers use them to silence si...
03:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget SpaceX will try another sea landing tonight
SpaceX announced on Wednesday that it will attempt another sea landing with its reusable Falcon 9 rocket after delivering the SES-9 commercial telecommunications satellite into orbit. The SES-9 will e...
03:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget SpaceX will try another sea landing tonight (update: scrubbed)
SpaceX announced on Wednesday that it will attempt another sea landing with its reusable Falcon 9 rocket after delivering the SES-9 commercial telecommunications satellite into orbit. The SES-9 will e...
02:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget HTC teases the One M10
Mobile World Congress is just about over and all the phones that were going to be announced have been announced. Or so we thought. Right on the final day of MWC, HTC dropped us a hint that the rumored...
02:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Gmail for Android shows your agenda alongside calendar invites
Google is getting better and better at integrating its stable of services, making the connections between apps like Gmail and Google Calendar tighter and smarter. Today, the company announced a pretty...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Google Docs now lets you edit and format text with your voice
Back in September, Google rolled out voice typing in Docs, letting you compose text without needing to touch the keyboard. Whether or not talking instead of typing is more efficient is still up for de...
01:52 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Sony's Xperia X Performance is a confusing phone
If you need another reminder that Sony is hurting in mobile, just take a look at the Xperia X Performance. It's the most powerful version of the electronics giant's new phone lineup, but rat...
01:36 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber is coming to San Francisco
That sound you heard was the collective sigh of relief from legions of Bay Area tech workers. At long last, Google has announced that it's bringing Fiber to San Francisco -- the heart of the ind...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Can a balance board improve the standing desk experience?
I'm glad that I work from home, if only because my colleagues would hate the wacky fitness gizmos I test at my desk. The latest unbearable distraction (that nobody else has to put up with) comes ...
12:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Google wants hard drives designed to store your cloud data
Take a look at the hard drive in your desktop PC. It might hold terabytes of data, but the basic 3.5-inch design can be traced back to the early days of computing -- not really relevant in an era whe...
12:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Mad Catz has a gaming pad for Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Now that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are officially out of the bag, it's time for peripheral makers to introduce products for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones. Not surprisingly, Mad Catz ...
12:16 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget ZTE's Android projector/tablet combo is crazy like a fox
Even more intriguing than new mid-range phones is ZTE's Spro Plus, which might just be the craziest projector design I've seen yet. The company basically managed to fit an 8.4-inch Android t...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: A dialog for doge
At long last, the Internet has gifted me with another Dear Veronica question about dogs! I try to help out a couple dealing with a particularly mouthy doge... sorry, Shiba Inu. However, most of this a...
11:46 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Siri is reportedly coming to the Mac this year
Ever since Apple introduced Siri voice control in the iPhone 4S, Mac users have been wondering: when's our turn? Well, that day might finally be near. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that Siri will be ...
11:28 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Google brings fast-loading mobile articles to your phone
If you perform a Google search on a mobile device today, you might notice some pages are a little snappier than they used to be. That's because the search giant today switched on its Accelerated ...
11:28 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Google brings fast-loading articles to your phone
If you perform a Google search on a mobile device today, you might notice some pages are a little snappier than they used to be. That's because the search giant today switched on its Accelerated ...
11:14 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' gets a beautiful story trailer
With Uncharted 4: A Thief's End just a matter of weeks away Sony has released a new trailer. For a story trailer, it's... pretty light on story. But it at least offers some rough ideas on th...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget 'Postal Redux' brings remastered mindless violence to Steam, PS4
When Running With Scissors released Postal in 1997, Senator Joe Lieberman offered a succinct review of the game during a press conference in Washington, DC: "This is sick stuff. And sadly, it sel...
10:41 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Hands-on with ZTE's stylish Blade V7 mid-range phones
ZTE proved it could make a killer-looking device with last year's Axon, and now it's bringing some of that design work down to its mid-range Blade line. This week at Mobile World Congress, t...
10:23 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget NASA is holding a contest to improve Robonaut 2's vision
NASA's spacefaring humanoid robot needs help. Robonaut 2's vision is failing, because its sensors are old and had been affected by exposure to high levels of radiation in space. To solve the...
10:04 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget DJI offers crash insurance for drones
What often gets lost in the excitement of buying a drone is that there's a solid chance you're going to crash and destroy it. Since that would be $500-plus down the drain, DJI has launched D...
09:42 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Twitch is finally archiving chat with video broadcasts
The bedrock of Twitch is its community and a good deal of watching a live broadcast's fun comes from interacting with the regulars who show up in chat. And while you can always check out an archi...
09:22 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Do you want to crowdfund a Jay and Silent Bob game?
Coming just fifteen years after the book was (initially) closed on the View Askewniverse, Kevin Smith is (finally) making a Jay and Silent Bob video game. Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch! is a...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Quick launch UAV box, dog translation collar and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new crowdfunded collar for dogs purports to translate activity levels and temperature into how the animal is feeling, then let you know. The KYON collar is basically ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget All of Todoist's Apple apps are getting an update today
To-do and reminder apps are a dime a dozen in the iOS App Store, but only a handful have stood the test of time. Wunderlist, Any.Do, Omnifocus and Todoist are probably the best options out there, and ...
08:39 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Sony is done with the Xperia Z range
When Sony announced three new Xperias earlier this week, it wasn't really apparent where they fit into its grander smartphone plans. Turns out, the X, XA and X Performance are its future.Since 20...
08:21 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Getting up close and personal with Xiaomi's gorgeous Mi 5
After a few minutes playing with Xiaomi's Mi 5, a thought runs through my head: "I really shouldn't be surprised." The company has found enormous success in its native China, to th...
08:21 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Up close and personal with Xiaomi's gorgeous Mi 5
After a few minutes playing with Xiaomi's Mi 5, a thought runs through my head: "I really shouldn't be surprised." The company has found enormous success in its native China, to th...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Facebook officially expands beyond the Like with Reactions
While the "Like" button on Facebook has traditionally been a quick and fun way to respond to a post, the truth is that it's not always appropriate. "Liking" certain posts -- s...
07:25 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout 4' will fully support PC mods from April
Bethesda's Fallout 4 may have won a handful of accolades at the DICE Awards, but the company has no plans to divert attention away from the post-apocalyptic RPG. Speaking with Game Informer short...
07:25 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout 4' will fully support PC mods in April
Bethesda's Fallout 4 may have won a handful of accolades at the DICE Awards, but the company has no plans to divert attention away from the post-apocalyptic RPG. Speaking with Game Informer short...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget F1 champion Lewis Hamilton isn't afraid of self-driving cars
Three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton stopped by Mobile World Congress 2016, where he talked autonomous vehicles and what type of technologies make his job easier. Hamilton was joined on ...
06:41 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Sky borrows from Netflix's playbook with 'Watch Next' feature
If you like to binge-watch shows but haven't yet jumped aboard the Netflix bandwagon, Sky's latest update could show you what you're missing out on. The broadcaster announced today that...
06:39 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Jolla's 'Aqua Fish' phone quietly surfaces at MWC
So this is a surprise. Jolla, the Finnish mobile company known for its gesture-based Sailfish OS quietly showed up to MWC with a new handset called "Aqua Fish." The Sailfish-based phone is t...
06:25 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget BBC's Music app puts live sessions, interviews and playlists in one place
From its radio stations to Live Lounge sessions and festival coverage, the BBC produces a lot of music-related content. Late last year, the broadcaster announced a number of new ideas designed to leve...
06:15 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Uber's experimental service in Bangkok hails motorcyles
In Bangkok, Thailand, people can fire up Uber and summon motorbikes instead of cars. The San Francisco company has kicked off an experimental service called UberMoto in the Asian capital, according to...
05:10 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget LG's cute Rolling Bot takes a casual stroll at MWC
LG has a new friend for its G5 flagship smartphone. LG named it Rolling Bot. Rolling Bot is cute, though right now it doesn't do very much. You can control it with a G5, but it moves very slow --...
05:10 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Watch LG's cute Rolling Bot take a casual stroll around MWC
LG has a new friend for its G5 flagship smartphone. LG named it Rolling Bot. Rolling Bot is cute, though right now it doesn't do very much. You can control it with a G5, but it moves very slow --...
04:45 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's latest mid-range phone is a sequel to the popular Mi 4
Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra just rolled into a Barcelona press event on a hoverboard, but the company already unveiled its new devices at a companion event in Beijing. Beyond just the high-end Mi 5 an...
04:05 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's 'most beautiful' flagship rocks a Snapdragon 820
As promised, Xiaomi has unwrapped its new flagship phone for us here at Mobile World Congress. The Mi 5 is the long-awaited successor to the Mi 4 from 2014, which took a back seat for the Mi Note and ...
02:50 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget MIT mapped where Boston's biggest energy hogs reside
Boston might be best known for the longstanding baseball rivalry between its Red Sox and the New York Yankees, but maybe the nerdier folks among us will think of it beyond Fallout 4 and PAX East now. ...
01:20 am -05 - Wed, February 24, 2016
Engadget Spotify is moving its data to Google Cloud Platform
Netflix might choose Amazon's cloud service over Google's, but Mountain View's Cloud Platform has scored a big customer of its own. Spotify has announced it's moving the technology...
11:56 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Sony is hosting a PlayStation VR event next month
Despite what GameStop has in mind, Sony might actually still make its promised "first half of 2016" release date for PlayStation VR. That the company has sent out invites for a special media...
10:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget ASUS agrees to 20 years of audits for router security issue
Over the next two decades, ASUS' routers and their firmware will undergo an independent security audit once every two years. That's one of the conditions FTC set that ASUS had to agree to in...
08:39 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Amazon is working on a comedy starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
The man who calmly did the splits between two moving semi trucks and lived to tell the tale is starring in a comedy from Amazon. Jean-Claude Van Johnson has Jean-Claude Van Damme playing a martial art...
07:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Boston Dynamics presents the 'next generation' Atlas robot
Over the years we've watched in awe as Boston Dynamics has refined the design of its humanoid Atlas robot, and this new version is impressing us once again. Last year the Alphabet-owned group sho...
06:41 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Hardcore cult hit 'Risk of Rain' lands on PS4, Vita this year
Risk of Rain is a gloriously, ridiculously challenging action game that debuted on Steam in November 2013 -- and it's headed to PlayStation 4 and Vita in early 2016. This isn't your standard...
05:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars' helmets translate your words to droidspeak
Canadian electronics designer AE Innovations has created a helmet that makes it sound like you're talking in "droidspeak." Yes, that's R2D2's and BB8's beeping, whirring ...
05:35 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Samsung printers automatically re-order ink with Amazon Dash
Amazon didn't stop at handy buttons for its Dash re-ordering tech. Back in January, the company announced a collection of devices that leverage the system to automatically order supplies when you...
05:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Android keyboard puts files and people within reach
When you're chatting with someone on your phone, you may be doing a lot more than punching out text. Wouldn't it be nice if you could bring up important files and info without jumping betwe...
04:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Pocket now includes 'sponsored' articles in its recommendation feed
Pocket has become perhaps the best way to save links and view them later on the go, whether on a tablet, phone or a standard PC. The company behind it has found plenty of success, but now it wants to ...
04:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars Battlefront' adds a retro film grain option
Are you the sort of Star Wars fan who seeks out "de-specialized" versions of the original movies, and knows that Han shot first? If so, you're going to have a field day with the latest ...
04:10 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Mighty is like an iPod Shuffle for Spotify
It's no secret that running with your phone, well, it kind of sucks. Whether it's in your hand, tucked into your waistband or strapped to you arm, toting a handset during a workout isn'...
03:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Samsung Gear S2 Classic with 3G reaches US carriers
You don't have to settle for plain Jane looks just to get a cellular-equipped Samsung Gear S2 in the US. Both AT&amp;T and Verizon have started taking pre-orders for a 3G version of the Gear...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget The best robot vacuum
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After running more than 30 cleaning cycles over tw...
03:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Teaching apps could do away with music instructors
The most terrifying thing about learning an instrument is the moment when you have to play in front of an examiner. It's also a moment that future generations might be spared if the new Scalebook...
02:52 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Google is shutting down its car insurance comparison service
Google is sending one of its lesser-known tools called Compare to the slaughterhouse. We don't blame you if you've never heard of it before -- in the email sent to the service's partner...
02:32 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Oppo promises stable photos from smaller smartphones
Numerous smartphones have image stabilization, but they're usually large, chunky or both, and for good reason: the optical (lens-based) stabilization they typically use chews up a lot of space. O...
02:16 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Bill Simmons' 'Grantland' replacement will be on Medium
High-profile writer, podcaster and Grantland founder Bill Simmons has been in the process of rebooting his career following a publicized split from ESPN last spring. He's resurrected his podcast ...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Honda's concept nav system consists of an Android phone and free app
Plugging your phone into your car has become second nature for most drivers. After all, at this point your handset probably has more functionality than your vehicle. Plus, while your car's infota...
01:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Global carriers adopt Google's SMS standard
Google is trying to move Android from the ancient SMS messaging system over to Rich Communication Services (RCS), and last year bought a company called Jibe Mobile to speed up the process. That appear...
01:32 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget A top Meizu phone can't hide Ubuntu's flaws
The last 12 months have been disastrous for the minor league of mobile operating systems. Jolla's Sailfish OS has started to capsize, while Blackberry has all but abandoned BlackBerry 10 for Andr...
01:18 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget UN group bans lithium battery shipments from passenger planes
Lithium-ion batteries, like those commonly used in laptops and smartphones, are no longer allowed to be shipped as cargo on passenger planes, the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Orga...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget The smart typewriter is here
Find it nigh-on impossible to focus when writing on your computer? You now have a dedicated device to help you shut out the social networks and other distractions: after more than a year's wait, ...
12:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Activision officially owns the maker of 'Candy Crush Saga'
It's official: Activision Blizzard is committed to mobile gaming in a big way. The company has closed its $5.9 billion acquisition of King, making it the owner of Candy Crush Saga and giving it 3...
12:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget US Army patents bullet that self-destructs to protect civilians
The .50 caliber bullet is one of the biggest projectiles you can fit in a rifle or machine gun. Its size and range makes it super-effective at neutralizing foes over long distances, but because it als...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Snapchat lenses help you celebrate your birthday (or a pal's)
Social networks have made it way easier to remember friends' birthdays, and now they're trying to help us create less boring greetings. Facebook, for instance, just launched 15-second birthd...
11:47 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Elgato's Eve Thermo lets you control your radiators with Siri
Elgato is best known, in some circles at least, for its niche video products. In recent history, however, it's somewhat reinvented itself as a maker of smart home devices. The company's Eve ...
11:37 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook, Intel and carriers team up to rethink telecom networks
Facebook set out to create a better home for your data with the Open Compute Project, but that's only part of the problem -- without good telecom networks, you can't get that data. That'...
11:15 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Marshall's wireless headphones rock all night (and day) long
When will these headphones die? That's what I'm thinking two days after switching on Marshall's $150 wireless Major II. The box clearly states "30 hours of playback," but it i...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Model One smartwatch courtesy of Olio!
If you've been hesitant to commit to a platform-specific wearable, fret not, there are still plenty of options. Although, few boast the high-end materials and build quality that Olio's Model...
10:38 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget PBS to debut a free 24/7 live channel for kids this year
PBS already offers a range of streaming options for its content, and today the public broadcaster announced a new channel for kids. The upcoming PBS Kids channel will not only be available around the ...
10:32 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Here's our first look at the HTC Vive consumer edition
After announcing that the consumer version of Vive VR headset will be going on sale for $799, HTC finally let us get a close look at its hardware today at Mobile World Congress. For the most part, it ...
10:23 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Fujitsu made a wearable that knows when a cow is in the mood
Fitness trackers for cows are nothing new, but Fujitsu's EDSC wearable has a very specific purpose. The company's Estrus Detection System for Cattle, which is being showcased at Mobile World...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget A one-man protest at Mobile World Congress
Conferences like Mobile World Congress are typically exciting times. Details of glitzy product launches and demos fill websites and newspapers with promises of a better tomorrow. While the world watch...
09:48 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Exploring Barcelona's greatest museum with Project Tango
Lenovo and Google are hard at work on the first, consumer-friendly Project Tango smartphone, but actually building the thing isn't the only hurdle that needs clearing. The bigger problem is an ex...
09:40 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Mastercard to let Brits confirm payments with a selfie
In its latest attempt to reduce online fraud, payment giant Mastercard is bringing its "selfie pay" technology to the UK. MasterCard Identity Check, which also utilizes fingerprint technolog...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Samsung has a new flagship store where you can't buy anything
Many people like to do their shopping online, but there's something to be said for going to a brick-and-mortar location and actually seeing something before you buy it. With that in mind, Samsung...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Eero is the home WiFi solution I've been waiting for
Let's face it: Your home WiFi network probably sucks. Or at least, it sucks enough that you'd much prefer to plug in directly to your router every time you get online. Except, of course, you...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Tricksy smartphones, fake kidney implants and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Brand new Mobile World Congress smartphones can both take heat map selfies and charge your phone with a power pack using salt and water (aka break-up tears). Vanderbilt...
08:16 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Amazon's private label takes aim at the fashion industry
You might buy a suit from Amazon, but would you buy a suit made by Amazon? The company has reportedly launched seven private label fashion brands and up to 1,800 new products ranging from men's s...
07:35 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook's latest VR video innovation is a big deal
Streaming video in virtual reality, as with just about everything, isn't easy to pull off well. The experience of watching 360-degree videos in VR usually ranges from grainy and blurry, to high-q...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget O2 CEO says blocking mobile ads isn't 'the answer'
Just a few days after Three announced it was going to block mobile ads at the network level, O2's CEO Ronan Dunne has spoken out against the practice. In an interview with Campaign at MWC, Dunne ...
06:44 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Netflix is going all in on HDR and more original content
After revealing an ambitious plan for global expansion earlier this year, Netflix is now looking to focus on what's arguably the most important part of its business: content. In a recent meeting ...
06:42 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget O2 CEO says blocking mobile ads isn't 'the answer'
Just a few days after Three announced it was going to block mobile ads at the network level, O2's CEO Ronan Dunne has spoken out against the practice. In an interview with Campaign at MWC, Dunne ...
05:50 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Oppo can fully charge a smartphone in 15 minutes
Most people might not drool over Oppo phones, but they're going to get a feature that might get those salivary glands pumping. This morning at Mobile World Congress, the company showed off its ne...
05:28 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget There's more than just one iPhone the US wants to access
Remember when the head of the FBI swore blind that authorities only wanted backdoor access to the iPhone in this one, special case? Turns out that his friends over at the Justice Department just blew ...
04:24 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget IBM's supercomputer will power an online, anime VR game
It's a bit odd that no one's thought to fuse the virtual-reality, role-playing game centric anime Sword Art Online into a proper VR experience before now, but that's the future we live ...
02:34 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Volvo is the latest to add phone-free Spotify to its rides
Volvo has been involved with a fair bit of high-tech stuff as of late but the latest announcement from the company is a little less fantastical than garbage collecting robots. The Swedish car manufact...
12:44 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Bill Gates sides with FBI over iPhone access issue
Bill Gates says that Apple should help the FBI break open the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. Talking to the Financial Times, he said this was a very specific case: "They are not asking for...
12:44 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Bill Gates sides with FBI over iPhone access issue (update)
Bill Gates says that Apple should help the FBI break open the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. Talking to the Financial Times, he said this was a very specific case: "They are not asking for...
12:44 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget Bill Gates sides with FBI over iPhone access issue (updated)
Bill Gates says that Apple should help the FBI break open the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. Talking to the Financial Times, he said this was a very specific case: "They are not asking for...
12:42 am -05 - Tue, February 23, 2016
Engadget BBC captures nature in 4K for 'Planet Earth II'
The 4K wildflife documentary Netflix promised us isn't slated to debut until 2019, but you won't have to wait that long to see vivid images of nature on TV. BBC's gearing up for the rel...
11:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Nikon's A900 is the first Coolpix point-and-shoot with 4K
Nikon has more than a few premium compact cameras to reveal today. Along with the announcement of its DL series, the company's also introducing three new Coolpix shooters. The most interesting on...
11:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Nikon launches DL line of premium compact cameras
Fresh off its exciting camera announcements from CES 2016, Nikon is now back with more. Today, the company is introducing a new line of premium point-and-shoots, called DL. This series consists of thr...
10:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Medicated vaginal ring can reduce risk of HIV infection
A special type of vaginal ring that continuously releases an experimental antiretroviral drug called dapivirine could help protect women from HIV. Two separate groups of scientists conducted experimen...
09:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Valve uses 'Portal' robots to find out if your PC is VR-ready
In mere months we'll finally have two of the "big three" virtual reality headsets out in the market. While your bank account might be more than capable of writing the HTC Vive and Oculu...
08:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Fuller House,' Oscars, 'Michonne'
After The X-Files wraps up its abbreviated run tonight, we'll be getting ready for Telltale Games to release the first part of its The Walking Dead: Michonne game. Of course, later this week Netf...
08:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget You can get up close and personal with the titanosaur in VR
The massive dinosaur class known as titanosaurs got a lot of attention last month when a 122-foot skeleton was added to the fossil exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History. If you can't...
05:51 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook hopes you'll send birthday wishes in 15-second videos
To put it mildly, many "happy birthday" wishes on Facebook are... impersonal. Even if you know someone well, you can't help but look like you're brushing them off with text and the...
05:16 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget American Airlines drops its lawsuit against Gogo
Last week, American Airlines filed a lawsuit against GoGo to get out of its contract with the in-flight internet provider. The airline found "materially" better service with a competing comp...
04:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget IBM's Watson can sense sadness in your writing
Artificial intelligence won't be truly convincing until it can understand emotions. What good is a robot that can't understand the nuances of what you're really saying? IBM thinks it ...
04:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget 'Carmageddon' comes to PS4 and Xbox One this year
Carmageddon enjoyed a brief (if imperfect) revival on PCs and mobile a few years ago, but what about living room gamers? Don't worry, you'll be covered soon. Stainless Games has revealed Car...
03:59 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Zuckerberg finds it funny some still don't trust Internet.org
Amid on-stage sweat, several wireless microphone issues and pointed (but important) questions from his interviewer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his ground at Mobile World Congress tonight. For t...
03:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Instagram series creates visuals for David Bowie's 'Blackstar'
David Bowie released his final album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday just two days before he passed away. He gave InstaMiniSeries access to the songs ahead of the release to transform the tunes into ...
03:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Oral-B's new smart toothbrush tracks movement with your phone
Oral-B debuted its Smart Series of connected toothbrushes last year, and at Mobile World Congress 2016, the company announced a new model. The Oral-B Genius touts Position Detection tech that uses mot...
02:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Go's world champ expects Google AI to lose its big match
Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence might have beaten a Go champion last month, but you shouldn't expect a repeat victory... at least, not according to its next opponent. World champ ...
02:18 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Instant man-made blood vessels could speed up drug discovery
Man-made tissues and organs are useful tools for scientists seeking to understand and potentially fix the human body. One area in which they could have a significant impact is drug discovery, allowing...
01:54 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Russia wants permission to fly a spy plane over the US
Russia requested permission on Monday to fly a surveillance plane equipped with an advanced electro-optical imaging sensor over the US, despite objections from American officials. Both the US and Russ...
01:33 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Snapchat wants its users to pay to make their own geofilters
Snapchat's various location-based filters have turned into one of the service's defining features. It started out as a way to add flair to your photos and videos in specific locations Snapch...
01:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Hackers compromised Linux Mint's install files (updated)
Some Linux fans just got a hard lesson about the importance of double-checking install files. The Linux Mint team is warning users that hackers compromised the ISO (drive image) downloads for 17.3 Cin...
12:51 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber comes to Alabama through a city-run network
Until now, Google has had to build Fiber's gigabit networks the hard way, either from scratch or by making deals to use some existing lines. It's about to try something new, though: the sea...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Gear 360 event: Here's what you missed
Samsung wasn't going to let LG have all the limelight. The mobile giant's press show at MWC was memorable to say the least. Not just for the launch of the Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge), or even th...
12:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget A look at Disney's 'Star Wars Experience' concepts
While we've known for a while that Disney intends to build big new Star Wars-themed areas inside its parks, concrete details of its plans have yet to materialize. That hasn't exactly changed...
11:53 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials
Optogenetics is one of the greatest achievements in gene splicing over the last decade, as it has helped researchers see how the brain works in animals by making neurons react to light. For the first ...
11:30 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget LG came out fighting at Mobile World Congress
MWC proper hadn't even started, yet LG is already poised to be the talk of the show. Its G5 flagship surprised everyone with its snap-on accessories, but that wasn't the main talking point. ...
11:06 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget ABC's 'Good Morning America' takes you on a live VR safari
If you're a fan of ABC's morning show, the network is offering viewers a rather unique take on remote reporting this week. From 7:00 AM to 9:00 ET tomorrow (February 23rd), Good Morning Amer...
10:43 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget MediaTek's octa-core mobile chip focuses on efficiency
Back in June, MediaTek announced its Helio P10 mobile chipset to offer octa-core processing and faster LTE to the masses; and today, we know that it'll finally be getting into consumers' han...
10:22 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Verizon starts testing 5G wireless in the field
At last, 5G cellular data is leaving the lab. Verizon and Samsung have started testing the multi-gigabit wireless access in "real-world" conditions around Verizon's HQ, including indoor...
10:02 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Intel bets big on 5G to avoid missing out on mobile (again)
Remember WiMAX? So does Intel -- and it doesn't want to repeat that 4G technology's failure, which it backed heavily before it lost out to LTE, when it comes to the next generation of networ...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Adobe Lightroom mobile brings more desktop tools to Android
Adobe's Lightroom mobile got a handful of useful desktop features on iOS back in December, and now those tools are available on Android. In terms of more robust editing, the Android version now o...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Motorola chief Rick Osterloh weighs in on life under Lenovo
Motorola's split from Google and absorption by Lenovo left many people wondering if one of the world's most interesting phone makers would get mismanaged into oblivion. Motorola president Ri...
09:40 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon pushes its free shipping minimum to $49
Amazon has increased the minimum price of an order that qualifies for free shipping from $35 to $49, unless you're buying more than $25 worth of books. The last time that the cost went up was the...
09:21 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget A critical security flaw affects nearly the entire internet
An eight-year-old bug in the Internet's Domain Name Service (DNS) could be used to widely spread malware, according to security research Dan Kaminsky. He says a flaw found in the Gnu C standard l...
09:01 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Visa thinks your car should pay for its own fuel
The jury may still be out on the usefulness of the Internet of Things, but payments giant Visa is 100 percent sure that it doesn't want to miss out. Today, it announced plans to push Visa payment...
08:40 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Kyocera shows off another solar-powered prototype smartphone
Last year, during Mobile World Congress, Kyocera teased a rugged smartphone with solar charging built in. What made that concept device interesting was how its sun-powered films were laid out: they sa...
08:20 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Sony's vision of our connected future is vague and uninspired
In addition to a new mid-range phone line, Sony also laid out its grand vision for the future of its Xperia line. Three concepts were on display. And they were all a little underwhelming....
07:58 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Halo's Arbiter is picking a fight in 'Killer Instinct'
If it's not Akuma in Tekken 7 or Cloud Strife in Smash Bros., now it's Halo's Arbiter who's coming to Killer Instinct. The addition was teased earlier this year at PAX South, but w...
07:15 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Tim Cook wants the US to reform its intelligence policies
Tim Cook believes that the US should launch a commission to reform the country's intelligence gathering policies. The admission came at the tail end of an internal memo that further explains Appl...
07:00 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Epson unveils its third-generation Moverio AR glasses at MWC
Epson debuted the third iteration of its Moverio AR glasses series, dubbed the BT-300, at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona on Monday. The new smart specs boast completely transparent lenses im...
06:01 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Cheap smartphones will soon get much better graphics
The company that created the iPhone's graphics chip wants to bring its pixel-crunching expertise to dirt-cheap smartphones. Imagination Technologies is launching the PowerVR 8XE, a new series of ...
06:01 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget High-powered graphics chips are coming to cheap smartphones
The company that created the iPhone's graphics chip wants to bring its pixel-crunching expertise to dirt-cheap smartphones. Imagination Technologies is launching the PowerVR 8XE, a new series of ...
04:50 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget FBI chief 'not trying to set precedent' with shooter's iPhone
FBI Director James Comey has penned an editorial about its dispute with Apple over unlocking the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. In it, he tried to quell criticism by Apple's...
04:20 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Sony is working on a lifelog camera and Amazon Echo rival
Sony's in Spain to announce its new range of Xperia X phones, but that's not the only gear it's showing off this week. The firm is revealing three "product concepts" for gets ...
03:27 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Sony focuses on the camera with its Xperia X lineup
It was a mystery as to what Sony was going to unveil at MWC this year, but now we know -- a new line of Xperia X smartphones and "smart products" to go with them. The Xperia X and Xperia XA ...
03:00 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Cyanogen's 'MOD' platform is a whole new level of Android tweaking
Android has always been the mobile platform of choice for tinkerers, a trend that also directly led to Cyanogen's success as a custom version of the OS. Now Cyanogen is launching a platform calle...
02:00 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook created a super-detailed population density map
Facebook's quest to get the world online is paying some unexpected dividends. Its Connectivity Lab is using image recognition technology to create population density maps that are much more acc...
01:30 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Michigan gunman reportedly worked as Uber driver between shootings
Uber has confirmed that the man arrested over the shooting and killing of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan last Saturday worked as a driver for the company. According to reports, the gunman may have ...
12:03 am -05 - Mon, February 22, 2016
Engadget Don't watch 500 simultaneous episodes of 'The Simpsons' in VR
Too much of anything is (usually) bad. It's certainly true when trying to watch the opening ten minutes of five hundred Simpsons episodes all at the same time. While a two-dimensional version alr...
11:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget ZTE's latest Android projector is basically a tablet
ZTE's Android projectors have often seemed like answers to a question no one asked, but the company might have found an audience with the newly unveiled Spro Plus. The device combines a 500-lume...
10:36 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget KnowRoaming's money-saving sticker SIM goes hardware-free
KnowRoaming's magical SIM sticker auto-detected when your phone was working outside its home territory, switching to local carriers and saving you a bunch of money in the process. What's sma...
09:14 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Gene test spots all known inherited heart conditions
You might never have to worry that you'll fall victim to a heart condition passed along by your family. Researchers have developed a blood test that can reliably detect all known inherited heart...
07:42 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget LG's new VR headset, as explained by Jamiroquai
This is the new LG 360 VR headset.That is Nick Summers.This is a Jamiroquai video:These are emotions: ...
06:10 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget 'The Legend of Zelda' marks its 30th birthday
Gamers, you have permission to feel old once again: The Legend of Zelda just turned 30. Nintendo released the classic action-adventure in Japan on the Famicom Disk System (it wasn't even a cartr...
04:39 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Garmin's restyled Vivoactive is a big improvement
It's fair to say that we weren't blown away by the Vivoactive smartwatch last year. But Garmin's recently announced Vivoactive HR feels a lot better. Functionally, it shares a lot with ...
03:28 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Astronauts are trying Microsoft HoloLens in space
Astronauts will soon have plenty of sweet tools at their disposal, but nothing quite like this -- as promised, NASA recently began testing Microsoft HoloLens aboard the International Space Station. T...
03:17 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Brits who pre-order the Galaxy S7 get it three days early
Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge hit store shelves on March 11th, with pre-orders going live tomorrow (February 22nd) in the UK. The reservations are kicking off a day before the US and if you tak...
02:21 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge arrive on March 11th
Samsung really, really doesn't want you to wait long to get your hands on a Galaxy S7. The company has announced that both the S7 and the S7 Edge will arrive on March 11th, with pre-orders starti...
02:01 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook makes Gear VR videos clearer and faster to load
When it comes to smartphone-powered virtual reality, few devices come close to Samsung's Gear VR. The headset has been sold in a few different flavors and now, it's getting some updated soft...
01:05 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S7 automatically flags nuisance callers
Impressed by the Samsung Galaxy S7? Before you give a final verdict, there's one extra feature we think you should know about. Whitepages, a company that provides caller ID and spam detection in ...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget HTC's new Desire phones are inspired by 'streetwear fashion'
HTC's Desire phones have never been the most thrilling. Sure, the low- to mid-range devices fill a purpose for those that can't afford (or don't want) the latest and greatest smartphone...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are beautiful, if unsurprising sequels
When Samsung outed the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge last year, we all generally lavished it with praise. It was for a good reason -- they were easily the nicest phones Samsung had crafted in years, even thou...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Samsung has a 360-degree camera for Gear VR video
Along with the expected Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung is also taking the wraps off the a 360-degree video camera, the Gear 360. It's built around two 15-megapixel sensors, each nestled be...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Lenovo has a lot of cheap Android tablets
In addition to unleashing Windows 10 fury on an unsuspecting Spanish public, Lenovo is also introducing a new line of Android tablets named "TAB3" here at MWC 2016.There's the TAB3 7 an...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Lenovo adds more mid- and low-end options to laptop range
Lenovo has a bunch of new Windows 10 machines to show off at MWC this year, and if you're familiar with the company's Yoga and Miix lines, they'll seem very familiar. First up is the ul...
12:40 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Live from Samsung's MWC 2016 press event
Now that LG has shown us the G5 and "Friends," it is Samsung's turn to take the stage at Mobile World Congress 2016. If last year's event in Barcelona is any indication, all signs ...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Watch Samsung's Galaxy S7 event stream at 1PM Eastern
It's no secret that Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy S7 at its Mobile World Congress event today, but let's face it: there's a certain thrill to seeing things unfold live, isn'...
12:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Meet HP's Elite X3, a Windows Phone with a wireless lapdock
It's been ages (fine, two years) since HP released a smartphone, so surely a device making its debut at Mobile World Congress out to be special, right? Well, HP's newest mobile &mdash; t...
11:57 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Samsung Connect Auto brings LTE data to your car
You didn't think Samsung would stay out of the connected car race, did you? Sure enough, the Korean electronics giant has unveiled its own take on smarter vehicle tech in the form of Connect Aut...
11:08 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget LG's wacky 'Friends' accessories might just annoy its enemies
LG didn't just roll up with a new phone. It turned up with an entourage of devices in one of the most refreshing, if a little baffling, launches in MWC history. The devices all center around the ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Getting all of our ducks in a row
We're still a few years from the planets aligning again but you couldn't tell from this past week's news. People are paying zero for a weekend of PS4 multiplayers, the ESA discovered it...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Riversimple's hydrogen car and more!
Is the age of the hydrogen car upon us? This week Riversimple announced plans to launch a 250-mpg fuel cell vehicle that's as affordable as a gas-burning car. The craziest part is that the compan...
09:42 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget HTC's Vive will cost $799, ship in early April
If you've been eagerly awaiting HTC's Vive VR headset, we hope you've been saving up. At Mobile World Congress today, HTC announced that the consumer version of the Vive will cost $799....
08:30 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Huawei's MateBook is its spin on the Surface
Just how hot are convertible PCs these days? Enough for Huawei to make one its very first computer. Today the Chinese electronics giant announced the MateBook, a 12-inch hybrid Windows 10 tablet, at M...
08:00 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget LG made a robot ball and a VR headset for the G5
LG basically just shot for the moon with the new G5, but that's not all the company's been working on. There's a fascinating spate of accessories to go with the phone, though what'...
08:00 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget LG's modular G5 is its most daring flagship phone ever
LG is in a tricky position: starting with the G2, it's made consistently lovely flagship smartphones, but it can't even crack the top 5 top-selling mobile brand. The time has come for someth...
07:45 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Live from LG's keynote at MWC 2016
LG is getting ready to kick off the festivities at Mobile World Congress 2016. We're expecting to see LG's new flagship smartphone, the G5. And this is just the start of a very interesting -...
07:40 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Watch LG's MWC 2016 press event here
We're just a few minutes away from LG's huge press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the Korean giant has already confirmed it'll be debuting its latest flagship s...
07:30 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget We're live from MWC 2016 in Barcelona!
It feels like we never left. We are back in Barcelona to attend Mobile World Congress 2016, the European showcase for smartphones, tablets, hybrid laptops, internet services and a whole lot more. Back...
02:47 am -05 - Sun, February 21, 2016
Engadget Hints emerge of 'BioShock' remasters for PS4 and Xbox One
You might not have to resort to emulation (or dragging out an old console) to play the BioShock series in your living room. A Brazilian ratings board has listed a BioShock: The Collection bundle head...
11:20 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget NASA's next space telescope sees 100 times more than Hubble
As much as the Hubble Space Telescope has done to shine a light on the darkest corners of the universe, it doesn't hold a candle to what's coming next. NASA has started work on WFIRST (Wide...
09:47 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Daimler chief sees electric cars beating hydrogen, for now
Daimler may be hedging its bets with work on both electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars, but it sees a front runner emerging. In a chat with Euro am Sonntag, company chief Dieter Zetsche says he believ...
08:18 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget NASA gets inundated with astronaut applications
Apparently, everyone wants to be an astronaut. NASA has received a record number of applications for its open astronaut positions from mid-December 2015 until February 18th. Over 18,300 hopefuls submi...
06:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Make your own 'Star Wars' short for fun and profit
Watch The Force Awakens or maybe a fan restoration of A New Hope recently and want to leave your own mark on the galaxy far, far away? Well good, because the Star Wars Fan Film Awards are back. The co...
05:14 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Feds say there isn't a single safe 'hoverboard'
Some universities only allow "hoverboards" on campus if they have safety seals. Unfortunately, that's not as simple as it sounds. In the Consumer Product Safety Commission's letter...
03:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's giant Game Boy
Karen, Ben and Felix are back, this time with a supersize Game Boy. To do this, they needed a vinyl cutter for the decals, a CNC router for the huge case and a 3D printer to ensure the switches were i...
02:18 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pay racks up 5 million users in half a year
Samsung Pay is off to a promising start... if you ask Samsung, at least. The company reports that Samsung Pay picked up 5 million users in its first six months, handling over $500 million in purchases...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Alcatel tries its hand at crafting a 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet
It turns out the 2-in-1 Windows tablet PC bandwagon is too tempting to resist. Alcatel &mdash; a company best known for its cheap smartphones &mdash; just pulled back the curtains on the Plus ...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Alcatel doubles down on cheap-good phones with two new Idols
Alcatel OneTouch had a surprise hit on its hands with the Idol 3, a reversible smartphone seated at the crucial corner of cheap and good. Is it any surprise, then, that the Idol 4S popped here at Mobi...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget 6 of the world's wildest self-driving cars
By Cat DiStasioLast week, US officials said that the computer in Google's self-driving car can legally be considered the "driver" -- a decision that could serve as a stepping-stone to m...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Lady Gaga's robotic keyboard had some help from NASA
The Grammys had an unexpected performer this week. All eyes were on Lady Gaga, as she took to the stage at Staples Center for her tribute to David Bowie. But a minute and a half into her performance, ...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: NASA's new telescope, amazing robot hand and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA just started developing the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, slotted to hit space by the mid-2020s. This will good 'ole Hubble still chugged away, analyz...
07:17 am -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Fan-powered hoverboard needs your money to kickstart production
Arca Space started accepting pre-orders for its hoverboard in December, but it looks like the company needs a bit more help to begin mass producing the device. The company has launched a Kickstarter c...
05:34 am -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget Free, third-person MOBA 'Smite' heads to PlayStation 4
Smite is already popular on PC and Xbox One, and this year it's hitting another major platform: the PlayStation 4. The game is in closed alpha on PS4 today, though it's only for a small numb...
01:03 am -05 - Sat, February 20, 2016
Engadget EFF scores a blow against the government's domestic spying
Before we knew that the National Security Agency was getting its jollies by spying via Prism, there was Jewel vs. NSA. That case, filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation, has gotten a boost from Calif...
11:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Verizon is adding a ton of new channels to FiOS 'Custom' TV
When Verizon launched its Custom TV offering last year, the picking were a bit slim. That's changing. The base "Essentials" package from before only offered a paltry 35 channels. That&#...
10:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Ford Sync 3 is also heading to Europe this summer
Ford is apparently launching the Sync 3 connected car system this summer not only in the US, but also in Europe. The voice-activated 8-inch infotainment center can easily find establishments for you -...
09:37 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget NASA wants to send your art on a round-trip to space
NASA will take your artworks on a spacecraft this year. The exploration agency has launched a new We The Explorers campaign that's encouraging people to send in a piece of art for OSIRIS-REx, the...
08:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Valve is preparing 'Team Fortress 2' for eSports
Valve plans to kick off the first round of beta testing for Team Fortress 2's competitive matchmaking mode within the next week or so, the company writes in an update on the game's Competiti...
07:47 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Apple: Government may have ruined its chance to get iPhone data
The fight between Apple and the government over San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone 5c heated up today with the Department of Justice filing another motion to force the company to ...
07:40 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger for Android now supports multiple accounts
Though Facebook has been testing multiple account support for Messenger for awhile now, it's finally making the feature official starting today. As of the most recent update, Messenger users on A...
06:41 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Snag 'Tales from the Borderlands' on disc in April
In Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale Games turns Gearbox's frantic alien shooter into a narrative-driven point-and-click adventure, broken into five episodes that were released across 2014 and...
05:21 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget 'Grand Theft Auto' in VR might be too real
Virtual reality is getting closer to being an intricate part of gaming. Now we just need to wait for the titles. Modder Joseph Delgado decided that instead of being patient he would add VR support to ...
04:49 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Microsoft, Samsung and Intel form smart home alliance
The connected home has a huge problem. Very little few of the devices actually talk to one another. Thanks to competing communication protocols and companies creating proprietary ecosystems that only ...
04:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Virgin Galactic unveils the new SpaceShip Two, named the VSS Unity
There hasn't been a lot of news out of Richard Branson's commercial space flight company Virgin Galactic since the company's SpaceShip Two broke apart during an October 2014 test flight...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Hospital ransomware: A chilling wake-up call
If you had a loved one in the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center during its recent ransomware siege, would you be mad at the digital extortionists or the hospital? For me, the answer would be both....
03:40 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget What to expect from this year's Mobile World Congress
Team Engadget is slowly trickling into Barcelona as you read this, which can only mean one thing: The beautiful nightmare of Mobile World Congress is nearly upon us. The next few days will see some of...
03:21 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Exoplanet census suggests Earth really is special
There are an estimated 700 million trillion terrestrial planets in the observable universe. Among them, Earth may very well be one of a kind according to a new study from Uppsala University in Sweden....
03:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget FBI must reveal the code it used to hack Dark Web pedophiles
A judge has ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to turn over the complete code it used to infiltrate a child pornography site on the Dark Web, Motherboard reports. The FBI seized the Tor-based...
02:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's flagship store reopens with a new name and new look
In the decade since Nintendo World opened, the store has become a tourist destination, a popular hangout for kids and a mecca for Nintendo fans across the globe. With that last audience in mind, it sh...
02:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Kanye West's Tidal exclusive could hurt both him and his fans
Kanye West spent the weeks leading up to the release of his long-awaited new album going wild on Twitter. He simultaneously reaffirmed his runaway ego and also gave an inside look at his thought proce...
01:59 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget The DoJ is trying to force Apple to comply with FBI
The Department of Justice has filed a motion to force Apple to comply with FBI's orders to gain access to a phone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, the man behind the San Bernardino attack that left 14...
01:59 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget The DoJ is trying to force Apple to comply with the FBI
The Department of Justice has filed a motion to force Apple to comply with FBI's orders to gain access to a phone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, the man behind the San Bernardino attack that left 14...
01:46 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget China tightens its censorship grip on foreign content
China is set to enact a strict new law that effectively bans foreign publishers -- even those partnered with domestic companies -- from posting any content online in the country without first obtainin...
01:06 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Google builds a team to support 'next billion users' in Asia
To better serve its users in Southeast Asia, Google is creating its first engineering team dedicated to the region. To kick off the recruitment drive it's acquired Pie, a startup in Singapore tha...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Careless whispers
Today's issue of the Public Access Weekly is brought to you by chocolate ganache donuts, a Reggae Classics playlist and videos of people doing fairly impressive stunts in dinosaur costumes (someh...
12:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Mitsubishi is working on a floating display
While it's not the 3D Star Wars hologram you're hoping for, Mitsubishi is developing a system to project video in mid-air, which it hopes to commercialize in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics...
12:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget NYT finds smoking gun in the hands of Volkswagen's former CEO
Volkswagen's former CEO has always said that he knew nothing about his company's emissions-cheating policy. His default line is that he learned about the scandal just days before the firm pu...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget The best touchscreen winter gloves
By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.Over the past four winters, we've tested more than 30 pai...
11:43 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Robots are friends, not job-stealing foes
Robots aren't taking our jobs -- at least not all of them. A new study by the VDMA Robotics and Automation Association shows that jobs in Germany's automotive sector actually grew the more i...
11:27 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Volvo will (kinda) let drivers ditch car keys for phones
From 2017, Volvo will offer its customers the option to ditch keys and buy a car that's only unlocked with your smartphone. The firm is piloting the technology for the rest of this year with car-...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget The latest menswear accessory is a Surface Book
As the line between fashion and technology continues to blur, Microsoft Japan is taking the well-trodden path of fashion collaboration to promote its Surface Book and tablets. Microsoft has claimed a ...
10:42 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Karma kills unlimited data, announces less restrictive plans
After two stabs at unlimited hotspot data -- which involved severe limits on data speeds, as well as heavy throttling -- Karma is calling it quits. As a replacement, the startup is launching a new ser...
10:24 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Will.i.am is back with another smartwatch
The charismatic musician William Adams, more commonly known as Will.i.am, is trying the whole smartwatch thing again. The Black Eyed Peas rapper-turned-solo artist has been working in the technology s...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Wevr: The virtual reality studio you need to know
It's pronounced "weaver." And you might not be familiar with it now, but the LA-based virtual reality outfit is quietly positioning itself as the backbone of the industry. With one foot...
09:40 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Sprint coaxes you away from Verizon with double data
Sprint has launched a new set of wireless plans that offer more than twice the data as Verizon for the same price. The Better Choice offering is designed to sit side-by-side with Verizon's S-XXL ...
09:21 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget The LG G5 will let you lock and load new batteries
In the lead up to MWC, we've heard plenty of rumors about the LG G5 and its swappable accessories. The general idea is that you'll be able to slide out the bottom of the phone and replace it...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Computer chips cooled by 'blood,' tiny tank and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: IBM Research in Zurich is using fluid to both power and cool computer chips, modeled off of the way the human brain works. University of Southampton scientists created ...
08:31 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Samsung will stream the GS7 launch in 360-degree video
For MWC in Barcelona, Samsung will be doing an Inception-like trick of letting you see its brand new devices -- using last year's devices. The company is presenting Unpacked 2016 in 360 degree VR...
07:59 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Cops nab teen hacker in Scotland over US government breach
Scottish police and the FBI have arrested a 15-year-old boy from Glasgow believed to be another member of hacking group "Crackas With Attitude." According to Motherboard's sources, the ...
07:30 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Facebook makes it easier for Brits to report suicidal posts
Facebook users can share almost anything on the social network, from interesting news stories to silly GIFs, and sometimes their darkest thoughts. For several years, Facebook has offered concerned fri...
07:00 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Garmin's latest wearables know what sport you're doing
Garmin has revealed the Vivoactive HR sports watch and Vivofit 3 activity tracker, which look like solid improvements over the previous models in both design and features. For the Vivoactive HR smartw...
07:00 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Garmin's latest wearables know what sport you're playing
Garmin has revealed the Vivoactive HR sports watch and Vivofit 3 activity tracker, which look like solid improvements over the previous models in both design and features. For the Vivoactive HR smartw...
06:29 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout 4' is the DICE Awards game of the year
Bethesda's Fallout 4 has taken home the top prize at the DICE Awards. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' ceremony -- now in its 19th year -- also gave the developer best RPG and g...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Omate's kids smartwatch does 3G calls and reliable tracking
Smartwatch connoisseurs should already be familiar with Omate, the maker of one of the first full-Android watches with cellular connectivity. Given the recent surge in the number of kids smartwatches,...
05:41 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Windows Phone sales have almost ground to a halt
Gartner has released its smartphone stats for Q4 2015 and the news is especially bad for Microsoft. In Q4 2014, the software giant owned 2.8 percent of the smartphone market -- not great, but still go...
05:05 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget HSBC is rolling out biometric banking to 15 million customers
HSBC isn't the first to introduce biometric banking in the UK, but its rollout is set to become the biggest. The financial giant today announced plans to introduce voice-recognition technology fo...
04:49 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget UK carrier Three to block ads at the network level
In a landmark move for the UK's wireless industry, Three has inked a deal with Shine that will enable ad-blocking across its network. The implementation will, according to Three UK, give customer...
03:30 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget Get ready for ads in Facebook Messenger
If you've been chatting with businesses via Facebook Messenger, don't be too surprised if they start sending you ads in the near future. A leaked document obtained by TechCrunch apparently s...
12:35 am -05 - Fri, February 19, 2016
Engadget The $4 Android phone debuts in India
What could be the world's cheapest Android phone just went on sale in India. It's so cheap, its retail price in US dollars can be rounded to a single digit. The device called Freedom 251 cos...
11:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Watch the version of 'Star Wars' that George Lucas hates
If you want to watch the original, unaltered version of Star Wars from 1977 legally your options are essentially nonexistent. George Lucas has infamously disowned the original theatrical releases, sta...
09:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget It's getting easier to use Twitter for customer service
A lot of people turn to Twitter to ask for help from or to air their grievances against a particular company, knowing they can get a response faster that way. Due to the burgeoning customer service ac...
09:12 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Opera Max alerts you when apps consume data in the background
In an age where unlimited data plans are scarce, it's important to keep tabs on apps like Facebook Messenger and Gmail that gobble up data in the background. For Android users, there are controls...
08:40 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Translator gets offline and photo-based features
Microsoft rolled out a pair of super-useful updates to its Translator app on Thursday. Unfortunately, the new feature you get depends on which platform you use....
07:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Watch the 2016 DICE Awards right here!
The invite list to what's essentially gaming's Oscars is pretty exclusive, but thanks to the magic of Twitch you won't need to call in any favors to watch the Academy of Interactive Art...
07:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Twitter, Facebook support Apple in its fight with the FBI
As Apple CEO Tim Cook insists that his company should not be forced to help the FBI weaken security on an iPhone (Not sure why that matters? Get an explanation of the key issues here.), a few more com...
06:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget 'OlliOlli 2: XL Edition' and 'Not a Hero' hit Xbox One in 2016
After launching last year on PC and Sony platforms, both OlliOlli 2 and Not a Hero are heading to the Xbox One in 2016, each in its own definitive edition. OlliOlli 2: XL Edition includes the complete...
06:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Vevo is planning to launch a music video subscription service
Vevo's done a lot of work over the last six months to improve its app ecosystem. First, the music-focused video service totally rebuilt its iOS app; it then brought those updates to Android and l...
05:51 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Google Play Games ditches the Google log-in requirement
Your Google+ account continues to get a little less useful. The folks in Mountain View announced today that Google Play Games would not longer require the aforementioned log-in. Over the coming weeks,...
05:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: DJI's Phantom 3 drone and more!
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
04:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Explore the skies with this new USS Enterprise drone
At this year's Toy Fair Spin Master showed off its latest drone creation: a USS Enterprise quadcopter. It may not travel at warp speed, but it'll still arrive right on time for Star Trek...
04:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget What you need to know about Apple's fight with the FBI
The iPhone 5c belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook, the man behind the San Bernardino terror attack that left 14 dead, is in the hands of the FBI. It could -- potentially -- contain information about the s...
04:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Report: ISIS's Twitter propaganda efforts have stalled
The Islamic State isn't having much luck recruiting new members online these days. Twitter suspended 125,000 accounts sympathetic to the jihadist organization between June and October of last yea...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Coleco Chameleon will resurrect your favorite Atari 2600 games
The Coleco Chameleon from Retro Video Game Systems won't land on Kickstarter until the end of the month. However, it did hit Toy Fair earlier this week to give the public a little taste of its re...
03:42 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Neverware turns your tired laptop into a speedy Chromebook
When your old laptop takes five minutes to boot Windows, you may start to think about giving it away or worse, tossing it. A company called Neverware has a better idea -- why not convert it to run Goo...
03:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget 'Pokkn Tournament' joins the Pokmon Championship series
Pokk&eacute;n Tournament is the latest evolution of the Pok&eacute;mon video game franchise, featuring your favorite pocket monsters battling one-on-one in a 3D arena. It sounds like an ideal ...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness, episode one: Virtual reality is the future
Steve Goldbloom has seen the future, and it isn't real. Virtual worlds are the next big thing, but the question remains: with screens strapped to their faces letting them go anywhere they want, w...
02:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Robotic arm gives drummers an extra hand to thrash with
Let's face it: most of us will never be great drummers. Despite our stellar air drumming skills, it's just not going to happen -- no matter much we listen to Neal Peart. Researchers at Georg...
02:16 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Apple pushes iOS patch to counter the dreaded 'Error 53'
As reported earlier this month by the Guardian, a number of iPhone users -- specifically those who have had their home buttons or screens repaired by third-party technicians -- have had their devices ...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Kaleidoscope VR film fest will embark on a world tour
Kaleidoscope's North American tour in 2015 was so successful, it's traveling the world this year to convert more virtual reality skeptics into believers. The film festival is heading to 10 c...
01:35 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Ghosting redefined
They are our brothers and sisters, our mothers and fathers, our teachers, our students, our bankers, our janitors, the bathroom attendant, the perfume-counter girl, the porn star, the preacher. They a...
01:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget FBI wants to use dead suspects' fingerprints to open iPhones
Having been denied by Apple, despite having a court order, the Federal Bureau of Investigations is quickly running out of options in its efforts to unlock one of the San Bernardino shooter's cell...
01:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget FBI could use dead suspects' fingerprints to open iPhones
Having been denied by Apple, despite having a court order, the Federal Bureau of Investigations is quickly running out of options in its efforts to unlock one of the San Bernardino shooter's cell...
12:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's new Wireless Display Adapter is more responsive
Like other Miracast HDMI dongles, Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter lets you easily mirror the screen of your Windows (or Android) devices on monitors, TVs and projectors -- anything with an H...
12:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Inside Lady Gaga's high-tech Grammy performance
When Lady Gaga started singing "Space Oddity" at the Grammys Monday night, virtual drops of red paint dripped down her face to form a lightning bolt. The image -- a meticulously planned faci...
12:12 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget FCC votes to fight cable's reign over set-top boxes
Last month, reports surfaced that the FCC planned to pry set-top boxes out of hands of cable and satellite companies. Today, the Commission passed the "Unlock the Box" plan that would do jus...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget LinkNYC's free gigabit WiFi officially launches, we go hands-on
A month ago, we were hot on LinkNYC's free gigabit WiFi hotspots when they kicked off beta testing. Today, the organization is officially launching its payphone replacement hotspots (or Links, fo...
11:39 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Vimeo adds Chromecast streaming to its Android app
Before now Vimeo, one of the internet's largest video platforms, didn't support Chromecast streaming through its Android app. It felt like a glaring omission, especially since the iOS app wa...
11:22 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Panasonic pushes same-sex equality in Japan
Panasonic has revealed that it will recognize its employees' same-sex relationships from the start of April. The announcement was timed to coincide with the news that the third Japanese prefectur...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget The human cost of electronic waste
Despite long-standing restrictions on the export and import of electronic waste ("e-waste"), the industry is huge.One town in particular, Guiyu, in South Eastern China, rose to fame after th...
10:46 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Amazon is growing its on-demand delivery service
Amazon has invited its Flex drivers to sign up for its expanded "on-demand" delivery service that handles standard packages, according to Reuters. The e-commerce giant launched its Flex prog...
10:30 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget PayPal's redesigned mobile app makes money transfers easier
If you're a fan of sending money with PayPal while on the go, a new version of the company's mobile app aims to make the task easier. As you might expect, handling transactions is the most p...
10:13 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget PS4 owners can play online for free this weekend
If you prefer to play video games solo, there's a chance you haven't bought a PlayStation Plus subscription for your PS4. Sony wants that monthly fee though, so to tempt you it's organi...
09:49 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Samsung's next smartwatch comes with an e-SIM
Samsung will release a version of its 3G-connected Gear S2 that ditches the traditional SIM card in favor of an electronic one. It'll be the first mainstream connected wearable that ditches the o...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Peloton's spin-class bike now works with Strava
Peloton, the high-end connected bike that lets you follow along with indoor cycling classes, has announced that it'll let you sync your stats on Strava. Riders can join the Peloton Club on the se...
09:04 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Square Enix games will stream to NVIDIA Shield
Publisher Square Enix is adding many of its titles to GeForce Now, the game subscription service for NVIDIA Shield devices. 2013's Tomb Raider will be first, followed by other franchises like Sle...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget TwitchCon 2016 moves to San Diego
TwitchCon is heading south. Following the broadcasting service's inaugural fan meetup/streaming workshop/Deadmau5 concert at San Francisco's Moscone Center last year, it's heading to Sa...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Feedback flex screen, cyborg Olympics and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers built a prototype flexible display smart device with tactile feedback to actually use the bendable display for control within apps. Actev Motors has a new $...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Nextbit Robin review: Beautiful, ambitious and far from perfect
The crew at Nextbit is something of an Android phone dream team: Tom Moss used to run Google's Android business, Mike Chan was a longtime Android engineer and Scott Croyle designed phones that ma...
08:22 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Live Video is rolling out internationally
While Facebook Live Video has been around for a couple of months now, access has been reserved for celebrities, verified profiles, and users in the US. International users won't have long to wait...
08:10 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Tag enemies with your eyes in Tom Clancy's 'The Division'
If you're hankering for something to spice up The Division after months of playing, getting a Tobii eye tracker is probably your best bet. The Swedish company's devices are now compatible wi...
07:32 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget How Netflix's global growth is making recommendations better
Netflix recommendations might appear simple on the surface, but there's a specific science behind the lists of movies and TV shows it thinks you should watch next. Star ratings, Facebook integrat...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Skype's Android and iOS apps let you video chat with 24 other people
Group video calling on our smartphones isn't a new idea, but Skype -- arguably the most well-known name in video calls -- hasn't supported it, until now. Today, Microsoft announced that grou...
06:22 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget The Pentax K-1 is its first full-frame DSLR
Pentax has finally filled a big hole in its lineup with the K-1, its first full-frame DSLR. The camera arrives a year after Pentax first revealed a full-frame prototype, and considerably later than pa...
05:32 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Cat's S60 is a rugged phone with a thermal camera
If you could have any feature in a smartphone, what would it be? A battery that lasts a week? A truly unbreakable screen? What about a thermal camera? Okay, so that last one has probably never crossed...
04:15 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Google Translate adds 13 more languages for a total of 103
Google Translate could help connect even more people now that it's added 13 more languages to its roster. Those 13 are Amharic (Ethiopia), Corsican (Corsica island in France), Frisian (Denmark, G...
04:00 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Book arrives in the UK for 1,299 and up
If you reserved a Surface Book after Microsoft opened pre-orders last month, then you're no doubt eagerly awaiting a courier's knock. Not nearly so organised? Well, not to worry, as we'...
03:05 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Yahoo kills most of its digital magazines
Yahoo put a lot of effort into becoming a legit media company these past few years. It didn't only launch several digital magazines that publish content for its front page, it also hired big-time...
01:30 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget China could be Apple Pay's 'largest' market
One of China's biggest banks might've spoiled Cupertino's surprise about Apple Pay launching in the region, but, well, now its Thursday debut is official. "We think China could be ...
12:30 am -05 - Thu, February 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft has a slew of stability updates for the Surface
The myriad problems with Microsoft's Surface Book and its Surface Pro 4 tablet are well documented, and now we know what Redmond's definition of "quickly" is: A period of time no l...
11:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Canon reveals the G7 X Mark II and SX720 HS PowerShot cameras
Aside from introducing the EOS 80D DSLR, Canon has two more cameras to launch today: the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and SX720 HS. Both are part of the company's popular line of point-and-shoots, thou...
11:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Canon's EOS 80D DSLR is designed for the semi-pro crowd
Today, Canon isn't just announcing a fresh set of PowerShot point-and-shoots. The manufacturer has also introduced the EOS 80D, a DSLR geared toward advanced amateurs and semi-professionals. This...
10:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget The modular THeMIS mini-tank can be whatever you need it to be
Estonian defense contractor Milrem debuted its modular unmanned ground vehicle, dubbed the THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System), at the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday. The THeMIS is basical...
09:53 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Anonymous-linked hacker rescued at sea and then arrested
An purported member of online activist group Anonymous was arrested by the FBI in Miami after a Disney cruise ship rescued him and his wife from a sailboat near Cuba. As NBC reports, the FBI had been ...
08:43 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Hospital paid hackers 40 bitcoins to get its network back
After more than a week of computer problems for Hollywood Presbyterian Memorial Medical Center, President &amp; CEO Allen Stefanek announced (PDF) that it has decided to pay 40 bitcoins, or about ...
07:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Google CEO: FBI's request of Apple could set a 'troubling precedent'
Tim Cook did not mince words in a lengthy open response to the FBI's order that Apple create a backdoor to allow the agency access to a terrorism suspect's iPhone. Plenty of privacy groups a...
07:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget NASA finds its first 'super-Earth' exoplanet with an atmosphere
Astronomers at NASA, working with the ESA and the University College London, announced Tuesday that they have discovered a "super-Earth" exoplanet with an atmosphere for the first time. The ...
07:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget NASA finds 'super-Earth' with an atmosphere it can analyse
Astronomers at NASA, working with the ESA and the University College London, announced Tuesday that they have discovered a "super-Earth" exoplanet with an atmosphere, that, for the first tim...
06:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Indonesia blocks Tumblr because it hosts pornography
Indonesia has banned Tumblr, the internet's GIF factory and pizza pleasure palace, because the site hosts pornographic content, the BBC reports. Indonesia's Information Ministry apparently d...
05:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Patient wears VR headset to map brain during surgery
Virtual reality is becoming increasingly useful when it comes to the medical field, and doctors in France have taken notice. At Angers University Hospital in western France, physicians used a VR heads...
05:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Warren Spector is in charge of 'System Shock 3'
Word broke late last year that the legendary System Shock franchise would get a modern sequel, but no details about what the game will look like were forthcoming. We still don't know much about t...
05:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Spin Master's life-size BB-8 is too cute and too real
We all fell in love with Sphero's tiny BB-8 droid when it launched last year. But, after you finally saw The Force Awakens, maybe you found yourself wishing for something a bit... bigger? Spin Ma...
04:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Fandango snaps up Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster
Fandango is growing its cinematic empire by acquiring the movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and its parent company Flixster, Deadline reports. As part of the deal, Flixster owner Warner Bros. wi...
04:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Outlook.com update brings a load of new features, including GIFs
Microsoft teased a revamped version of Outlook.com last year, including a preview that began in May. Today, the company announced that the updated web-based email service is now open to all. In additi...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget View-Master VR keeps one foot planted in the real world
Last year View-Master made the leap to virtual reality, packing a Google Cardboard experience into an affordable, kid-friendly headset. With the introduction of the View-Master Viewer DLX at this week...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Build your own action figures with the new ThingMaker 3D printer
The original ThingMaker was all about making little rubbery monsters. However, the new ThingMaker unveiled at Toy Fair this week can make whatever you can imagine in its app -- no metal molds necessar...
03:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget 'On the Brink of Greatness' unlocks Silicon Valley's secrets
Nobody said starting your own business was going to be easy. So why not get some pointers from a man who's already been there and done that. Steve Goldbloom is such a man. He's been there. H...
02:34 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Instant Articles are getting more content this spring
Facebook first announced its so-called Instant Articles last May, serving up news articles quickly for mobile consumption. However, the list of publishers was super limited, but that's about to c...
02:34 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Instant Articles will draw from more news outlets
Facebook first announced its so-called Instant Articles last May, serving up news articles quickly for mobile consumption. However, the list of publishers was super limited, but that's about to c...
02:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Flexible smartphones may be coming sooner than you think
Companies have been promising us futuristic, paper-like displays since forever, but so far we remain unimpressed. The ReFlex, a prototype flexible smartphone from Queens University is tantalizingly cl...
01:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget 'Gmailify' gives you Gmail service without the Gmail address
Last March, Google began allowing its users to link their Gmail account with their Yahoo! and Outlook accounts so that all of their emails could be accessed from a single screen. The company announced...
01:19 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget The original 'Rayman' makes its way to mobile tomorrow
The original, 1995 version of Rayman is heading to iOS devices tomorrow, February 18th, according to the series' official Twitter account. "Rayman's going old school on mobile! Look for...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget What to do when you're done building 'BioShock'
Forrest Dowling is the man who made sure BioShock Infinite's world was both complex and logical. As the lead level designer on the third BioShock installment, he was in charge of every archway in...
12:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Google's fresh food delivery service becomes a reality
Google Express, the search engine's home delivery service, will begin shipping fresh grocery items to its customers. According to the Wall Street Journal, the offering is starting small and is on...
12:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget XPRIZE is challenging A.I. to save the world
If the thought of artificial intelligence conjures up nightmares the likes of Terminator 2 and HAL 9000, XPRIZE's latest competition could disabuse you of that notion. Today at TED2016, XPRIZE is...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Twitter launches GIF search for a more animated timeline
After testing the feature with select users a few weeks ago, Twitter has officially announced that starting today searchable GIFs will be rolling out over the coming weeks to iOS, Android and twitter....
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: How tech works around magnets!
This week on the show, we look into how technology has shielded itself from the dangers of magnets. But we also look into a far more serious thread: chronic "likers" on social media. What do...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Coming to terms with my game backlog
I used to be scared of the RPG genre. Growing up, I played plenty of video games like any other kid, but I stuck to stuff I could pick up and put down. Mario, GoldenEye, Doom. I lacked the dedication,...
10:41 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Daytona 500 will be broadcast in VR
Fancy seeing the Daytona 500 from the perspective of the pit crew? Now you can, thanks to a new five-year deal signed between Fox Sports and NextVR. The pair are planning to broadcast a series of majo...
10:19 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Spotify offers free Chromecasts to new Premium subscribers
Chromecast offers are normally something we'd associate with Google's Play Music service, but for a limited period this month, Spotify has decided to get in on the act. From today until Febr...
10:03 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Virtual reality could help fight depression
A study by University College London (UCL) and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) suggests virtual reality could be utilized as a treatment for depression in the future....
09:38 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' gets its own official monthly swag box
Monthly subscription boxes are a curious idea: subscribers pay a fee to receive things like t-shirts, toys, merchandise, makeup or food that they have no choice over. Companies like Loot Crate, Fancy,...
09:17 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget 'Pong' comes to the Apple Watch
Tennis season is coming, and what better way to celebrate the sport than by playing it on your wrist? That's the idea behind A Tiny Game of Pong, a version of the Atari classic designed to run on...
09:10 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget O2 data bolt-ons now rollover into next month's allowance
iD is a mobile provider after our own heart. With all-you-can-eat data plans a distant memory, the Carphone Warehouse-owned MVNO has introduced the next best thing: rollover data. And better yet, ther...
09:02 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Meizu unveils the most powerful Ubuntu phone yet
Once again, it's the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu that's helping Canonical sell its vision of an Ubuntu handset. Following the MX4, the company has unwrapped the "Ubuntu Editio...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: 3D-printed ears, autonomous DARPA drones and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have 3D-printed living tissue that can be transplanted into living animals, most notably an ear that grew new...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Leap Motion's new motion-sensing tech is built for VR
For several years now, Leap Motion has been working on bringing hand gestures to virtual reality. And it makes sense; using your hands to move digital objects is way more natural than fiddling with a ...
08:28 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Aston Martin is partnering with Faraday Future on electric cars
British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has signed a deal with Chinese tech company LeEco (formerly LeTV) and electric-car startup Faraday Future. As Reuters reports, the plan was revealed at a news conf...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Synaptics' fingerprint sensor fits inside the volume rocker
Synaptics' latest fingerprint sensor for mobile devices measures only 3.5 mm wide. It's so thin and tiny, it can fit inside a volume rocker switch on the side of your smartphone or tablet. T...
07:30 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Expect to see plenty more kid-friendly wearables soon
Qualcomm has signed a deal with three lesser-known tech companies to bring its new Snapdragon for wearables chip to a more niche branch of smartwatches. The most interesting outfit to sign on the dott...
07:30 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget OpenGL's successor is ready to improve gaming graphics
Games on devices of all kinds could soon be running better because Vulkan, the successor to OpenGL, has finally been released officially. The new standard gives developers low-level access to discrete...
07:05 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S7 poses for the camera once again
As is the case with most hotly anticipated smartphones, the closer the launch event gets, the quicker the spoilermill churns. At this point, it's safe to say that Samsung's February 21st eve...
06:33 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Google will lay Play for Education to rest in March
Google is shutting down its Education initiative's curated app portal. The company launched Play for Education in 2013 to give educators in the US an easy way to buy apps and books en masse and p...
05:40 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget The humble Samsung Chromebook 3 costs $200
We didn't know how much Samsung's Chromebook 3 would cost back when the company covertly debuted it at CES (it feels like so long ago, really), but that's changed. This diminutive lapto...
04:31 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Tim Cook: FBI backdoor order is 'chilling' and 'dangerous'
After it emerged that the FBI was demanding that Apple create a backdoor in its iOS software to help agents access information on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, CEO Tim Cook has taken the u...
03:02 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Google Street View might add a virtual Disney World tour
Whenever the Google View Street View Trekker is spotted in a certain location, a virtual tour of that place is sure to follow. Well, Orlando Weekly has reported that someone who was wearing the photo-...
01:39 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Claim your Nintendo account username now
Nintendo's new cross-console (and phone) account system is live. You can register with your existing Nintendo Network ID, or with Facebook, Twitter and Google login details. While this is where N...
12:33 am -05 - Wed, February 17, 2016
Engadget Samsung reveals high-end, low-power chips for midrange phones
Samsung has announced that it's bringing its 14nm Exynos chips to cheaper smartphones. These are smaller chips that are both more efficient and more powerful, and given that the company is alread...
11:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Homer Simpson will broadcast live, with some motion-capture help
The Simpsons, live! Well, at least partially. In a new episode set to broadcast on Sunday May 15, Homer Simpson will speak live to viewers, commenting on the day's news as well as answering fans&...
09:53 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget A lot of people watched the Grammys on CBS All Access
Last night's Grammy awards not only saw Taylor Swift verbally subtweet Kanye West during her acceptance speech for Album of the Year, but also a record number of folks watching music's grand...
08:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Instagram adds two-factor authentication to protect its users
Instagram has become quite a powerful social media platform that its 10 most famous accounts boast over 30 million followers each. Maybe that's why it has decided to add two-factor authentication...
08:43 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget 'Jet Set Radio' is absolutely free on Steam
Cupid may have left you high and dry, but have no fear: Sega wants you to have some free games to make up for it. See, as part of the publisher's Make War Not Love event this year, everyone on St...
08:10 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Judge tells Apple to help FBI access San Bernardino shooters' iPhone
After a couple shot 14 people in San Bernardino, CA before being killed themselves on December 2nd, the authorities recovered a locked iPhone. Since then, the FBI has complained it is unable to break ...
07:50 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Help Leo win an Oscar in 'Red Carpet Rampage'
Poor Leonardo DiCaprio. Try as he might, the acting superstar just can't seem to land himself an Oscar. Sure, he's already earned boatloads of BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Emmys, but an Academy...
07:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Barbie's smart home is a party house
Barbie's new connected Hello Dreamhouse may not have a Nest thermostat, but we still saw many other smart-home features at Toy Fair this week -- as many as an 11.5-inch plastic doll might need fr...
06:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget '5D' discs can store data until well after the sun burns out
Researchers at the University of Southampton's Optical Research Center announced on Tuesday that they've perfected a technique that can record data in 5 dimensions and keep it safe for billi...
05:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget 'Black Ops 3' is $15 on Steam in a multiplayer-only edition
So, you haven't played Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 but you don't want to throw down $60 for an online shooter that you might not enjoy. Activision has you covered with the Call of Duty: Black ...
04:50 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget 1Password's family plan manages log-ins for up to five people
Music streaming services aren't the only apps where a family plan can come in handy. 1Password, the popular log-in vault software, is offering a new family tier of its own. For $5 a month, up to ...
04:27 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Pirates prove Kanye's new album isn't really Tidal-exclusive
Kanye West's anticipated album had a bizarre launch, but once the album was finally released early Sunday morning, we hoped the drama would be over. We were wrong. Shortly after putting up The Li...
04:09 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget American Airlines knows Gogo's in-flight WiFi sucks
Sick of horrendously slow in-flight WiFi? It turns out you're not alone. American Airlines just filed suit against Gogo, the leading WiFi provider for most airlines, for not living up to its clai...
03:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget GameStop CEO: PlayStation VR will ship this fall
Thanks to GameStop CEO Paul Raines, we have an idea of when to expect Sony's PlayStation VR to arrive. In an interview with Fox Business this week, Raines said the retailer "will launch the ...
03:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Fashion and technology find common ground in a new exhibition
Technology isn't just about smartphones and 4K. In the fashion world, it comes in the form of computer modeling, laser cutting, sewing machines and, recently, 3D printing. These elements are what...
02:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Where the hell is 'Kentucky Route Zero?'
There's an important question at the heart of Kentucky Route Zero. As Conway and his dog drive through dusty, humid towns collecting strange friends and glowing-yellow leg bones, a single questio...
02:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Where the hell is 'Kentucky Route Zero'?
There's an important question at the heart of Kentucky Route Zero. As Conway and his dog drive through dusty, humid towns collecting strange friends and glowing-yellow leg bones, a single questio...
02:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Here Maps for iOS offers easy access to detailed place info
Here Maps provides an alternative to Apple and Google navigation apps, and the iOS version of the software just got a lot more useful. First, tapping on a place icon on a map will bring up detailed in...
01:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Three new 'Fallout 4' DLCs are coming this spring
Bethesda announced three upcoming add-on packs to its smash-hit Fallout 4 on Tuesday. Players will soon be able to access three DLCs dubbed Automatron, Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor....
01:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Grammycam footage during last night's show was pretty terrible
It seemed like a solid idea. GoPro cameras in the base of those gold Grammy award statues were meant to capture a unique perspective of the music industry's annual party. However, the results wer...
12:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Detailed Mars maps help you plan the hike of your dreams
With the help of NASA's Curiosity rover, we've seen a lot more of Mars than we ever anticipated -- especially the Red Planet's sand dunes. But the exact topography of the planet remains...
12:24 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget There's a battle brewing over one-wheeled skateboards
At January's Consumer Electronics Show, US Marshals raided and shut down a booth hawking the Trotter, a one-wheeled electric skateboard. Officials were told that the device violated patents owned...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget The best label maker
By Marisa McClellanThis 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 25 hours of research (including talking...
11:40 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Doctors reveal they can 3D print body parts and tissue
3D printing isn't just for toys and models -- doctors at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced yesterday that they've managed to 3D print "living" tissue an...
11:19 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Apple Pay hits China on February 18
After months of rumors, it looks like Apple Pay will finally be launching in China on February 18, according to social media posts from the country's largest bank, Industrial and Commerical Bank ...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget You can now pre-order an Oculus PC bundle for $1,500
If you've been holding off ordering an Oculus Rift because you don't have a PC that's good enough, you can now buy one of the VR headsets bundled with a PC. From today Best Buy, Amazon ...
10:50 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Genius Kit and iPad Air 2 courtesy of Osmo!
Kids have been known to hog the iPad, so you may as well load one up with fun and educational games to offset all that Rastamouse binge watching. Osmo is an interactive game system that can challenge ...
10:22 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Artists explain how 'The Witness' got its special look
As you walk through The Witness, solving puzzles and taking in the island's natural beauty, you might wonder how it all came together. Did gameplay take precedent, followed by artistic flair? Or ...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Silk Labs Sense: Not your typical home monitoring camera
As useful as Nest's Dropcam is, it isn't the best looking home monitoring camera. Still, there aren't many of them that do a better job design-wise. Silk Labs, a startup founded by Mozi...
09:41 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Art exhibit turns tweets into a colorful sphere of emotion
Even if you see thousands of tweets per day and all the emotions that go with them, that's just a tiny fraction of Twitter's total traffic. A new art project wants to help you grasp the joy ...
09:21 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget 'Elite Dangerous' offers space combat in a separate game
Elite Dangerous is a trading, fighting and exploration space game, but if you're only interested in the "fighting" part, you can now do that for a lot less. Developer Frontier is offeri...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Spacey HoloLens use, spy submarines and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: DARPA is about to start testing an autonomous submarine called Sea Hunter, designed to find and trail larger submarines for weeks at a time....
08:42 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget UK proposes to starve porn sites that don't verify age
The UK has banded about the idea of forcing porn sites to implement age gates for some time now, and today it's turning that talk into walk. New legislation proposed by the government would requi...
08:24 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Coleco's Chameleon retro game console will soon hit Kickstarter
Coleco's Chameleon console promises a true old-school gaming experience. That means its games will look and feel like the titles you might have played decades ago, and they absolutely won't ...
07:32 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget The big Vaio, Toshiba and Fujitsu merger is still on
We've been reporting on rumors that three of Japan's PC makers, Vaio, Toshiba and Fujitsu are planning to merge their computing divisions for a while. Now, Bloomberg has apparently received ...
06:45 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Simon has evolved into a touch-free memory game
Hasbro reinvented Simon in 2014, using touchscreen displays to replace buttons and turn it into the Simon Swipe. Now, the famous American toymaker is gearing up to release a new version of the game, o...
06:38 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget 'Better Call Saul' season 2 hits Netflix in the UK
Although Netflix is doubling down on original content, the streaming service still heavily relies on content produced by TV networks. AMC has proved a valuable partner, allowing the company to syndica...
06:06 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget The Spectrum could return as a handheld games console
A little over a year ago Retro Computers pitched a new version of the classic ZX Spectrum on Indiegogo. The console and controller hybrid allowed anyone to play 1,000 games such as Knight Lore and Und...
05:55 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Former Nokia music service MixRadio is shutting down
When Nokia signed a deal with Microsoft to license Windows Phone, the Finnish smartphone maker built a suite of apps to help lure iOS and Android users to the platform. It launched dedicated navigatio...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Sony's new smartphone camera sensor is smaller and cheaper
At this point, Sony's more famous for the components that it makes for other people's devices than their own phones. It's certainly the case for its image sensors, which are now used by...
04:14 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' lead writer joins Bungie
Not long after the departure of writer David Gaider, another scribe from Canadian developer BioWare has left the company. This time it's the lead writer from the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda, ...
02:25 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Army blimp went on a rampage due to lack of batteries
The Pentagon is done looking into what caused the Army's JLENS blimp to drift away and demolish power lines in its path in 2015. While investigators refused to make the full report public, Los An...
12:42 am -05 - Tue, February 16, 2016
Engadget Leaked teaser video shows off waterproof Galaxy S7, S7 Edge
Samsung isn't officially showing off its next flagship phone until the 21st, there's already a video of it available on a company YouTube channel. Imploring us to get ready for #TheNextGalax...
11:28 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget LG brings a smarter pen experience to the Stylus 2
LG's promised trickle of details leading up to the G5's debut is in full force, but it's also teasing out at least one other model. Like last year, the outfit is selling a stylus-equipp...
10:53 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget BMW iPerformance plug-in hybrids coming in July
BMW obviously has a long-term plug-in vehicle plan. Like megacity long. First hinted at in 2008 and finally announced in 2009, the Bavarian's EV march has gone through the MINI E, the ActiveE, an...
10:07 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Johns Hopkins grows tiny brains in petri dishes for lab testing
Most new drugs tested on mice don't work on humans, because we're "not 150-pound rats," says Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School's Dr. Thomas Hartung. He and his team believe...
08:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Bop It! 2016 is more complicated than you remember
If the return of The X-Files and Full House to TV wasn't enough of an indication that pop culture has a thing for the Clinton years right now, then maybe news that Bop It is coming back will chan...
07:59 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Researchers want to use wasps to improve UAV flight plans
After spending the past decade studying ground-nesting wasps a team of researchers from the Australian National University believe that they've unlocked the secret to the insects' uncanny ho...
07:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Street Fighter 5,' 'Better Call Saul'
It's back! We could be talking about Street Fighter 5 or Better Call Saul and it still works. Somehow The Grammys tonight is being pushed back by those two debuts, while Hulu is already streaming...
06:36 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Monopoly money is no more in the new Ultimate Banking edition
Hasbro has released a new edition of Monopoly called Ultimate Banking, that should help keep familial infighting to a minimum. Instead of paper money, which can easily be laundered or stolen when you ...
05:49 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget UK pilot union wants laser pens classified as offensive weapons
Following an incident on Sunday in which a New York-bound Virgin Atlantic flight out of Heathrow had to be diverted when the first officer was blinded by a laser beam, the British Airline Pilots Assoc...
05:16 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Radio Flyer's Tesla Model S for kids hits the sidewalk in May
Thanks to Radio Flyer, your kid can have their very own Tesla Model S this spring. The toymaker teamed up with Elon Musk &amp; Co. to create a version of the all-electric sedan for younger drivers...
04:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget BioLite's latest gear includes a stove, lamp and a pair of solar panels
The smell of burning wood from pot belly stoves and fireplaces is noticeable in some Brooklyn neighborhoods during the winter, but down underneath the Manhattan Bridge overpass at BioLite headquarters...
04:04 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Barbie's new Dreamhouse goes full IoT with voice commands
Last year, Mattel debuted its WiFi-enabled Hello Barbie to make playtime a bit more interactive. A connected doll needs an internet-friendly home, too. At this year's Toy Fair, the company is sho...
03:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Mattel's new ThingMaker is a $300 3D printer for toys
We've been waiting years for 3D printing to finally be simple enough for mainstream consumers -- and now, it looks like Mattel might be the first company to make that happen. At NYC's Toy Fa...
02:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Hackers hold Hollywood hospital's systems for ransom
A Hollywood hospital is having to rely on pencil and paper after a ransomware attack. For more than a week, the computer systems at Hollywood Presbyterian Memorial Medical Center have been down at the...
02:16 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Like being followed around all day? There's an app for that
If you like the feeling of being watched while you go about your daily routine, there's an NYC-based artist who will coordinate that for you. With the appropriately-named Follower project, you ca...
01:49 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Comcast outage hits cable and internet service across the U.S.
Comcast customers woke up to a major service outage across the country this morning, with some users reporting issues tuning into service channels, as well as internet troubles. In a statement, Comcas...
01:43 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget The magical 'Harry Potter' location clock exists in DIY form
There's a fine line between magic and science, and Redditor tbornottb3 has created a beautiful example of this idea with the "Harry Potter-inspired Family Clock." It's a digital ve...
01:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Which gaming headsets are worth buying?
We may call them "video games," but audio plays a big part in the experience too. Good music and sound effects can set the mood, immerse us in the story and alert us to impending danger. But...
12:52 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Doctors will use 3D modeling ahead of your next sinus surgery
Given the sinus' close proximity to your eyes and brain -- not to mention the area's super-sensitive nature -- the single slip of a surgeon's scalpel can have debilitating and permanent...
12:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget 'Hitman Go' lands on PS4, Vita and PC next week
Hitman Go is an incredible mobile title that launched in 2014 and spawned a new line of subtle strategy games from developer Square Enix Montreal, including Lara Croft Go. Now, the Hitman Go: Definiti...
11:50 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget AT&T matches Verizon's $650 offer to swap carriers
AT&amp;T has announced that it'll hand you up to $650 in credit should you choose to switch from another mobile carrier. If you're prepared to jump through the various hurdles, you'...
11:30 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Film's cinema comeback is driven by nostalgia, not logic
When Kodak declared bankruptcy and Fujifilm halted film stock production, things looked grim for celluloid. Shooting was going digital, and new cameras from Red, Sony and Arri produced quality nearly ...
11:02 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget NASA dives deeper into how it's really using HoloLens
A year ago we heard that NASA and Microsoft were teaming up to build Sidekick, a project that uses HoloLens to let astronauts and scientists collaborate remotely, as well as visualize 3D schematics. N...
10:39 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Making TV shows in 8K is about to get a lot easier
If you want to broadcast a TV show in 8K resolution, then you're going to need a whole room full of computers to encode the image. After all, a regular machine would struggle to process the 60, 3...
10:19 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget 'Daredevil' season two trailer is all about The Punisher
Netflix has teased Daredevil's second season before, but today we've got a full-blown trailer showing the return to Hell's Kitchen. Matt Murdock seems conflicted about his actions in se...
10:06 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget The Science Behind the Superheroes: Can Superpowers be Created?
If we take the 1984 classic Marvel Super Heroes RPG, also known as the 'FASERIP system', at its word, there are five categories of superhero:Altered HumansHigh-Tech WondersMutantsRobotsAlien...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Sports Illustrated puts you inside the new Swimsuit Issue
Babes, bikinis and ... virtual reality? It's an equation that pretty much elicits a "no duh!" from anyone in the room. Which is why when I meet Chris Hercik at Time Inc. headquarters in...
09:41 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War' creator was asked to work on 'Silent Hills'
The legend of Silent Hills continues. The cancelled survival horror game, spearheaded by Hideo Kojima and film director Guillermo del Toro, could have had Cliff Bleszinski on its all-star development ...
09:18 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Samsung-backed smart shoes will be your personal trainer
If you're still wearing plain old sneakers, Samsung wants to put a stop to that. The company is about to launch a new brand of smart athletic shoes called IoFIT from its in-house startup, Salted ...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Hulu's universal Windows 10 app features live tiles and Cortana
A big part of the promise of Windows 10 is the big push for universal applications, which enable developers to write one app that'll work on PCs, phones and tablets. Hulu has embraced Microsoft&#...
08:27 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget An Australian carrier's 'free data' day was totally abused
Mobile carriers rarely give anything away for free, so when Australian provider Telstra offered customers unlimited downloads for a whole day, they more than filled their pockets. To atone for a netwo...
07:50 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Samsung gives you more options with its Edge displays
When Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note Edge, we weren't sure if its sloping display was a gimmick or a glimpse at the company's future. Turns out it was the latter, what with the various Ga...
07:01 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Nissan's self-parking chairs keep lazy offices tidy
While motorized human transporters have yet to truly take off, the folks over at Nissan have come up with something more practical for the time being: self-parking office chairs. With a single clap, t...
06:03 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Microsoft retreats back to the low-end with the Lumia 650
Since Microsoft took control of Nokia's Lumia smartphone brand, it hasn't exactly been cranking out the most compelling of hardware. The recent(ish) Lumia 950 and 950 XL are the closest it&#...
04:55 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Pansonics's mirrorless selfie camera fixes your flaws
To get the best possible pictures -- of yourself -- you could do worse than Panasonic's latest Lumix, the GF8. With a 16-megapixel sensor and flip-around screen, the mirrorless camera will certai...
04:55 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's mirrorless selfie camera fixes your flaws
To get the best possible pictures -- of yourself -- you could do worse than Panasonic's latest Lumix, the GF8. With a 16-megapixel sensor and flip-around screen, the mirrorless camera will certai...
02:50 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget The Navy wants to deploy railguns on its latest destroyer
The US Navy's latest toy, a railgun that can fire projectiles at seven times the speed of sound, maybe be deployed sooner than thought. The original plan was to test it on joint high-speed vessel...
12:53 am -05 - Mon, February 15, 2016
Engadget Mattel will launch a redesigned VR View-Master this fall
Mattel refreshed the View-Master for virtual reality last year with a version based on Google Cardboard, and this weekend it showed off an updated design at the New York Toy Fair. The View-Master View...
10:23 pm -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget Telltale Games previews 'The Walking Dead: Michonne'
As promised, Telltale Games has delivered a six-minute preview for its next The Walking Dead game. TWD: Michonne will focus on the dual-katana wielding character in a story that fits into a bit of mis...
09:08 pm -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget LG's 'Specialist' phones each bring one high-end feature
We still haven't seen all of LG's next premium phone, the G5, but tonight it's unveiling two interesting midrange handsets. Dubbed the Specialist S Series, the X cam and X screen are bo...
08:09 pm -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget Kodi takes the fight to sellers of pirate TV boxes
Pirate TV boxes have existed since about five minutes after TV boxes were first introduced. Whether it was rewired cable boxes or satellite TV setups with hacked cards, it's been a reality of the...
06:13 pm -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving car project is on a hiring spree
Google is on a hiring spree &ndash; only not all of its openings are for programmers or web designers. The internet giant is ramping up its self-driving car project, listing 36 jobs under its Goog...
04:51 pm -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget The NBA counts more than a billion likes and followers
Ahead of tonight's NBA All-Star Game, the league proclaimed it's the first pro sports association with over a billion combined likes and followers on social media. It's debatable how ma...
02:24 pm -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget From 'Halo' to Miles Davis: One woman's life behind the scenes
A long, winding drive through Lucas Valley leads to the wooden gates of Skywalker Ranch. Inside George Lucas' exclusive estate, well-manicured gardens blend in with the sweeping wilderness of Cal...
01:10 pm -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget Airmail might be the perfect email app for your iPhone
Airmail is a well-known, well-received email client on Macs. But when you have a huge screen, keyboard and mouse, a good email app on the desktop doesn't have to try so hard. However, making a go...
11:45 am -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger lets you send a heart-wrapped Valentine
To add to today's Valentine's Day celebrations, you can now send a fun little Valentine-themed missive to your friends via Facebook Messenger. For today only, you can choose to wrap up your ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Love is in the air
Scientists just confirmed the existence of gravitational waves -- actual ripples in the fabric of spacetime -- but who cares about unravelling the secrets of the universe, Valentine's Day is comi...
09:30 am -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla's most affordable EV, and more!
Tesla just announced plans to launch its most affordable electric car next month. The Model 3 is expected to cost $35,000 and is set to debut on March 31st -- but it already has competition. Chevrolet...
08:06 am -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget Kanye West's new album is streaming exclusively on Tidal
Music icon (and owner of perhaps the weirdest account on Twitter) Kanye West has finally delivered his highly-anticipated new album, The Life of Pablo. West has been teasing the album on Twitter for w...
07:45 am -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget Spotify will make a playlist out of your Valentine's love note
Back in the day, people had to painstakingly make carefully curated mixtapes for the apple of their eyes. Then we all moved on to making playlists. Now, Spotify is making it even easier for bashful, l...
04:00 am -05 - Sun, February 14, 2016
Engadget Oculus wants to help VR avatars look normal when they talk
Remember all those Hong Kong kung-fu movies with really poor dubbing so the actors' mouths would keep flapping after the words had stopped? That was charming. What's less charming is the pos...
11:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget The FBI teaches teens about extremism with a game that defies logic
The FBI recently fired up a new site urging teens and other young internet people not to "be a puppet," which in this extremely specific case requires recognizing and understanding violent e...
08:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Gear VR can now take golf fans on the PGA Tour
It's a little hard to believe that something called the "Waste Management Phoenix Open" is one of the biggest events in golf, but hey &mdash; now you don't need to shell out to...
07:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget DARPA to unveil its 130-foot unmanned robot ship in April
DARPA is christening its autonomous robot ship in April, the agency's director, Arati Prabhakar, has revealed at a media roundtable. That's the same submarine-hunting drone defense contracto...
05:05 pm -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget AIs get a crash course in humanity by interpreting stories
As it turns out, the key to crafting intelligent machines that won't go rogue and slaughter us all might be some very thoughtful storytelling. Mark Riedl and Brent Harrison from Georgia Tech are ...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's FPGA dev board tutorial
Thanks to a request from the element14 community, Ben chooses a DE0-Nano softcore microprocessor (FPGA) and gives us a tutorial on the basics of low-level digital programming, helping us to see that i...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget Engadget editors on the highs and lows of online dating
Years ago, getting involved in a relationship with someone you met online was a bit of a taboo. Not only was it supposedly for weirdos, but it was also seen as a bit dangerous, since you couldn't...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget Huawei's $80 smartwatch isn't worth it
You remember that adage about how if you want something cheap, fast and good, you can only get two? I'm too drunk to recall it properly, but Huawei's doing its best to tick all three boxes w...
11:50 am -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget One-year timelapse video of the sun shows its dancing corona
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory was only designed to fly for five years, but it has celebrated six years of 24/7 solar observation on February 11th. The ultraHD video below the fold is a timela...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget Space architecture: Six buildings for the final frontier
By Cat DiStasioMars has captured the world's attention recently, but space agencies around the globe haven't forgotten that there's a whole slew of other planets out there. And with con...
10:29 am -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget Astronaut Scott Kelly will answer questions from space on Tumblr
Scott Kelly, the NASA astronaut with a green thumb, is hosting Answer Time on Tumblr right from the ISS. What's "Answer Time," you ask? It's like Reddit's AMA where the host f...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Twitter's identity crisis
What Everyone's Got Wrong About Twitter (Including Twitter)Ian Schafer,RecodeTwitter's earnings dropped this week, followed by a number of theories on the future of the company. Deep Focus f...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Cotton Candy body parts, robotic bartender and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Vanderbilt University scientists whipped up some human capillaries by using a cotton candy machine to properly shape channels for the blood vessels. A Kickstarter proje...
07:39 am -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget iPhone soon becoming 'full replacement' for Apple TV remote
TV remotes are all well and good, but they have a nasty habit of coming up missing at the worst possible moment -- Apple TV's new wand isn't immune to this malady. It should come as good new...
03:25 am -05 - Sat, February 13, 2016
Engadget Tesla improves Summon feature with more safety
Tesla's slow but steady progression towards fully autonomous driving continues. Last month, the company announced beta testing of its "Summon" remote parking feature.The California-base...
11:51 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Watch DARPA's tiny drone do 45 MPH indoors, autonomously
It's been a bit since we last saw DARPA's bird-of-prey inspired drone system, but the government's mad science wing hasn't been sitting idle. The Fast Lightweight Autonomy program ...
10:59 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Shape-shifting polymer straightens out from body heat
There have been plenty of tries at shape-changing materials, but this one might be the most practical yet. The University of Rochester has created a polymer that returns to its original shape when sub...
09:33 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Rock the vote for your favorite game in the GDC awards
Want to make your voice heard in this year's Game Developer's Choice Awards? How about doing the same for the Independent Game Festival's accolades? Boy howdy, you're covered in bo...
08:47 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Snapchat hopes you'll subscribe to video channels
Snapchat isn't content with simply offering videos through Discover and hoping you'll watch them... it wants to give you a reason to keep coming back. Recode sources understand that Snapcha...
07:56 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Apple is replacing USB-C cables that shipped with early MacBooks
If you were an early adopter of Apple's slimmed-down MacBook, then this may apply to you. According to the company, a "limited number" of laptops sold between its launch in April of 201...
06:46 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Android app turns your phone into an earthquake detector
Your smartphone can already warn you about earthquakes. UC Berkeley, however, is going one step further: it wants your phone to help detect those quakes. The school has released an Android app, MyShak...
06:09 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Apple urges judge to make up mind about unlocking phones for Feds
Today, Apple tried to prod New York Magistrate Judge James Orenstein into settling a months-old debate about unlocking an iPhone at the heart of a criminal investigation. A letter submitted by one of ...
05:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo starts talking to your thermostat
Amazon's voice-guided Echo speaker can serve as everything from an exercise coach to a game machine, but its latest addition could be particularly helpful if you're shivering as you read thi...
04:58 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget NBCUniversal has a streaming service for reality TV fans
If you're a fan of American reality TV shows but you live in the UK, Ireland or Australia, you'll soon be in luck. NBCUNiversal announced Hayu, a streaming service dedicated to the high-qual...
04:35 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget How Univision is beating the competition to 4K sports streaming
4K is everywhere. The technology is rapidly making its way into people's homes, in the form of a wide assortment of 4K-ready devices that includes cameras, TVs and smartphones. Then there are the...
04:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget SyFy's futuristic cop show 'Halcyon' will have 5 VR episodes
In the year 2058, virtual reality is so commonplace that big-city police have established a Virtual Reality Crimes Unit. In this branch, detective Julie Dover ends up investigating an incident that sh...
03:58 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Study links North Korea to Sony hack and malware campaign
Cyber-security firms Kaspersky and Alienvault Labs announced at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit that they had uncovered new evidence linking the massive Sony Pictures hack of 2014 with an ongoin...
03:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget YouTube acquires BandPage to help drive Red subscriptions
YouTube announced on Friday that it is acquiring BandPage, a platform that acts as a homepage of sorts for musicians. BandPage originally designed landing tabs on Facebook for musicians but lost most ...
02:58 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Apple's new 4-inch iPhone and iPad Air 3 are rumored to arrive on March 18th
The Apple rumor mill has been in full swing over the last month or so, with as-yet-unconfirmed March 15th event that's said to introduce a new 4-inch iPhone and the iPad Air 3. Those rumors are g...
02:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Google is shutting down Picasa in favor of Photos
Google has been steadily migrating its resources towards the Photos ecosystem since the company first announced it at last year's I/O developers conference. It's already shut down Google+ ph...
02:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Game algorithm could help win elections
There's a particular strain of game theory, Colonel Blotto, that many believe could predict the outcomes of everything from elections to sports matches. It asks two sides to distribute soldiers ...
01:53 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Mitsubishi uses sound and WiFi to locate you indoors
There have been many attempts at locating you indoors when GPS fails, but they usually come with catches. WiFi alone isn't very accurate, for example, while a ton of beacons isn't always pr...
01:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Dr. Dre will reportedly star in Apple's first original TV series
Rumors have swirled about Apple building its own TV service for untold months now -- and the company has also been rumored to be creating its own original content, ala Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and basica...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget RIP: Adblock Plus
I got a little too excited when the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) chief called Adblock Plus (ABP) "an unethical, immoral, mendacious coven of techie wannabes." I immediately wanted to...
12:41 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget uTorrent offers ad-free option for $5 a year
uTorrent recently opted to monetize with ads, but it turns out that pirates hate those as much as paying for content. Now, parent BitTorrent is trying something else -- offering a subscription to elim...
12:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Google gives My Maps for Android a much-needed revamp
Google's My Maps for Android hasn't received a lot of affection lately, but the company is making up for that in style. It quietly released a big upgrade to the custom mapping app that, on ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget The best open-back headphones under $500
By Brent ButterworthThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.If a serious music lover who wanted to spend less tha...
11:46 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Philae mission team says goodbye to the comet lander
The mostly quiet Philae comet lander appears to be silent for good. German space agency DLR announced today that it would no longer attempt to send commands to the unit. "Unfortunately, the proba...
11:23 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget UK police arrest teenager over recent US government hacks
UK authorities believe they've caught a teenage hacker who was part of the recent wave of attacks on US government officials. A 15-year-old boy who goes by the name "cracka" was arreste...
11:01 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix just finished moving all of its data over to Amazon
The closure of Netflix's last data center might not be news, but who's picking up the slack on the outside might be. The firm has revealed that it's now moved its entire online business...
10:46 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget American Airlines teams up with Uber for door to door travel
American Airlines has jumped into bed with Uber in order to create a service that's as "door to door" as the pair can make. The idea is that fliers who can afford not to take the airpor...
10:31 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Visa buys a stake in rival Square
Visa has purchased a 10 percent piece of Square, according to documents seen by the WSJ. Square is best known for its smartphone-attached readers that make it easy for merchants (and even panhandlers)...
10:31 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Visa reveals its stake in rival Square (updated)
Visa has purchased 10 percent of Square's trading shares according to documents seen by the WSJ. Square is best known for its smartphone-attached readers that make it easy for merchants (and even...
10:21 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Skype has Valentine's Day video cards for you to send your loved one
Animated emoji with music composed by Paul McCartney is't the only way Skype wants you to connect for Valentine's Day this year. Today, the company is announcing a new series of video messag...
10:10 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget O2 tracks and sells what customers are doing on the Tube
If you're with O2 and regularly use the London Underground, you should know that the network is trying to track your phone and pass that information on to advertisers. If that sounds like a huge ...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget I left my Nexus 7 for a younger model
Dear Nexus 7,We need to talk. We've been together for nearly four years now and have had some good times, haven't we? I mean, you were my first tablet. I'd never met any device like you...
09:38 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Fan mashup of 'Mario Kart' and 'Star Wars' is a gaming dream
If you're like me, you spent your youth imagining what it'd be like if your favorite fictional universes got together -- heck, Aliens vs. Predator and Kingdom Hearts are practically kids...
09:20 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget NASA maps part of Pluto's complex terrain
Pluto's surface looks pretty textured even from afar, but you may still be surprised by how complex its terrain actually is. This new color-coded geological map illustrates that complexity more c...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Ripples in Spacetime, brain jolts to learn and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory confirmed Einstein's theory that ripples in the fabric of spacetime do, in fact, exist. They...
08:29 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget 'Need for Speed' hits PC in March with steering wheel support
When the latest Need for Speed drifted onto consoles, racers noticed that a few features were missing. No manual transmission option? No racing wheel support? Admittedly, the game isn't a sim rac...
08:02 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Google ramps up recruiting for its self-driving car project
How do you know what a company is planning to achieve a year or two down the road? Look at who they're hiring right now. It was that idea that led Reuters to Google's recruitment website and...
07:24 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's wacky AI app matches you with a dog breed
Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting pretty good at identifying people, but before it starts looking for Sarah Connor, Microsoft's Garage team is having fun with it. Last time, the group relea...
07:20 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Channel 5's Demand 5 becomes My5
Another day, another rebranded streaming service. Following ITV and Channel 4, the folks at Channel 5 have decided to throw out the name Demand 5 and introduce a new service called My5 in the UK. You ...
06:09 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget AT&T gets ready to test 5G technologies this 2016
AT&amp;T has been working on possible 5G technologies, such as millimeter waves, for years. Now that it's time to get serious, it's teaming up with Ericsson and Intel to ramp up its deve...
06:09 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget AT&T gets ready to test 5G technologies in 2016
AT&amp;T has been working on possible 5G technologies, such as millimeter waves, for years. Now that it's time to get serious, it's teaming up with Ericsson and Intel to ramp up its deve...
05:20 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Twitter's out-of-order timeline prompts TfL to narrow travel updates
Transport for London (TfL) runs a whole host of Twitter accounts designed to keep commuters up to date with travel disruptions. The organisation is now changing its approach, however, and reducing its...
04:42 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Yet another running app has been bought by a shoe company
If you're a sportswear company, then you need your own app-cum-social network to maintain relevant in this modern age. That's why Asics has just picked up Runkeeper in a deal that's bee...
04:42 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Runkeeper is the latest app to be bought by a shoe company
If you're a sportswear company, then you need your own app-cum-social network to maintain relevant in this modern age. That's why Asics has just picked up Runkeeper in a deal that's bee...
04:36 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget The 2016 presidential race according to Facebook 'likes'
The data-minded folks over at FiveThirtyEight have teamed up with Facebook to find out what parts of the country support which candidate via an interactive map. While FiveThirtyEight stresses that thi...
03:04 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget Immersion sues Apple for infringing on haptic feedback patents
Apple's the star in the latest chapter of Immersion's court drama. The California haptic feedback developer known for going to court to guard its technologies has filed a lawsuit against App...
01:28 am -05 - Fri, February 12, 2016
Engadget UCLA open sources image detector that can see what we can't
UCLA has released the source code to powerful image detection software that can see an object's every detail at high speed -- key for applications like fingerprint and iris scanning, or self-driv...
11:46 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget OK Go flies in zero G for its latest music video
Chicago-based band OK Go has released a fun and colorful music video shot entirely inside a parabolic plane. Since a parabolic flight goes up and down like a wave, it induces periods of microgravity a...
10:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook is testing SMS, multiple accounts in Messenger
Facebook has slowly beefed up its Messenger offering over the past year, with not only the ability to send payments and hail an Uber ride, but also the addition of an AI-inspired personal assistant (o...
09:49 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Indonesia demands Line remove LGBT stickers from its app
Indonesia's Information and Communication Ministry spokesman Ismail Cawidu on Thursday has called on social messaging app maker Line to remove a selection of stickers depicting LGBT themes from i...
08:56 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget 'Grand Theft Auto 5' outsold almost every game in January
Rockstar Games is reaping the rewards of keeping GTA Online fresh with things like heist missions and holiday-themed events for these past few years. Grand Theft Auto 5 was the number two selling game...
08:09 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Foursquare wants you to order food from its phone app
Foursquare doesn't just want to help you find nearby restaurants these days... it wants to bring the food to you. It's partnering with Delivery.com to let you order food, groceries and even...
07:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Sneezing is even more disgusting with high-speed cameras
New, super-gross research out of MIT is shedding new insights into what happens when we sneeze. Researchers from the university used high-speed photography to record 100 healthy volunteers right at th...
06:58 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget YouTube uses notifications to pester you with recommendations
We'll admit that push notifications are a great way to keep up with new content when it arrives. However, those messages quickly become annoying when they relate to things that you really don...
06:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget You'll soon track Bluetooth devices directly over the internet
There are plenty of Bluetooth-based sensors and smart household items, but they have one big gotcha: they typically need an intermediary device to get internet access and offer control away from home....
05:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Uber wants to pay $28.5 million to settle lawsuits about your safety
Today, Uber is trying to kill two legal albatrosses with one stone. After contending with a pair of class action lawsuits over a questionable "safe ride fee," the company petitioned the U.S....
05:49 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget NYPD used Stingrays over 1,000 times since 2008
Until now, New York City's police department hadn't disclosed any information about whether or not it used so-called Stingrays to monitor cell phone activity. In response to an NYCLU (NYCLU)...
05:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget 'Destiny' sequel set for next year
Destiny's Valentine's Day event is well under way, but developer Bungie is taking an extra step toward proving its devotion to fans. The long-rumored (and apparently delayed) sequel to the s...
05:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Google brings 40 US national parks to Street View
Google just made it easier to visit some of the US' biggest landmarks without hopping on an airplane. It's teaming up with the National Park Service to offer 360-degree Street View imagery f...
04:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget CBS exec: no recent talks with Apple about a TV service
Since Apple itself doesn't have much to say about its long-rumored TV service, we're forced to look for signals elsewhere. In comments revealed just before CBS announced its earnings today, ...
04:42 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget 'Master of None' season 2 is coming to Netflix next year
If you've been anxiously awaiting news on the second season of Netflix's Master of None, you're in luck. Comedian and star of the original series Aziz Ansari took to Twitter today to of...
04:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Coming soon to Engadget: 'On the Brink of Greatness' with Steve Goldbloom
International bon vivant and Silicon Valley playboy Steve Goldbloom explores the cut-throat world of startup culture in Engadget's first (maybe only) mockumentary, On the Brink of Greatness. The ...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget VR is better when virtual objects feel real
For all the amazing experiences virtual reality enables (the illusion of flight, the exhaustion of exercise and even the emotional fatigue of trauma), it still has one major flaw: Virtual objects are ...
03:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Gravitational waves are our window into the early universe
"We have detected gravitational waves. We did it," David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), said at a press conference in Washingto...
03:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Google is working on a standalone VR headset, too
Clues have been circulating about Google's plans for a new VR headset in recent weeks. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that Mountain View is working on a second virtual reality device. Unlik...
03:06 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm's X16 modem could help gigabit LTE work in more places
While our wireless carriers bicker over who offers the fastest service, Qualcomm went and pulled back the curtain on the Snapdragon X16 modem, a dry sounding bit of networking tech with huge implicati...
02:49 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm's new chips will power up smartwatches, mid-range phones
Look inside just about any Android Wear smartwatch (plus a few running alternative OSes, no less) and you'll find one of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400-series chips thrumming away inside. The com...
02:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget There won't be an 'Assassin's Creed' game this year
Time-traveling parkour people, take it easy this year. Ubisoft will not release a new Assassin's Creed game in 2016, breaking the franchise's annual launch schedule for the first time since ...
01:56 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Add Cinemax to your Sling TV lineup for $10 a month
Sling TV customers could already add HBO to their streaming lineups, and now the service for cord cutters is adding another premium network. Cinemax is now available on Sling TV, bringing its library ...
01:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Instagram wants you to know how many people watch your videos
Until now, judging the merits of your Instagram videos was based solely on likes. Soon, you'll know exactly how many folks have watched your footage. The photo-driven social network is replacing ...
01:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Ooh! A piece of candy...
Just once I'd like to wake up on a Friday morning and not get Rebecca Black's infamous song stuck in my head -- but every Friday it sneaks in there like the overachieving ear worm that it is...
01:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Windows 10's new preview program is for cautious types
As nice as the Windows Insider program is for getting a peek at upcoming features, it's not for everyone -- even the "slow" ring can be risky on a device you depend on. Microsoft has a...
01:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget MLB.tv's baseball subscription is $20 cheaper after lawsuit
Major League Baseball was due in court last month to answer for its practice of region-locking games. The policy basically meant that a die-hard Red Sox fan in the southeast US had to pay extra for th...
12:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget 'Battlestar Galactica' movie starts coming together
There has long been talk of a Battlestar Galactica movie (supposedly as far back as 1999), but it looks like the flick is becoming more than just a bunch of whispers. Universal has signed on well-kno...
12:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget James Woods gets permission to sue his Twitter abuser
This week has already seen plenty of focus on Twitter's sometimes toxic culture, and now another high-profile victim is speaking out. James Woods has reportedly been given the go-ahead to launch ...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Twitch streamers raised $17.4 million for charities in 2015
Twitch is huge. There's no getting around this fact: Video giant YouTube basically copied Twitch's gameplan last year, the site launched Twitch Creative and Twitch Plays sub-sections, it dom...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget I broke my DS and it broke my heart
I never really loved my first Nintendo DS. It was gray, plastic and chunky thanks to its weird angular shape. It didn't have a lot of interesting games at launch. That first DS (aka the "DS ...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget I broke my DS, and it broke my heart
I never loved my first Nintendo DS. It was gray, plastic and chunky, thanks to its weird angular shape. It didn't have a lot of interesting games at launch. That first DS (aka the "DS phat&q...
11:38 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Time Inc buys... MySpace?
MySpace still exists. Crazy, right? The once monolithic social network had been fading into irrelevancy until it was relaunched with a little help from Justin Timberlake back in 2013. The fresh coat o...
11:22 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Immersit's crazy 4D motion sofa kit hits Kickstarter
Immersit thinks that your gaming, virtual reality or home cinema experience could be a little more dynamic. To fix that, it just launched its Immersit 4D motion sim for your sofa on Kickstarter. The d...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Science confirms that gravitational waves exist
At last, scientists have validated a key part of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The National Science Foundation, Caltech and MIT have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, or ...
10:40 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Japan's X-ray satellite Astro-H will soon blast off to space
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) newest (and sixth!) X-ray observatory is leaving for space on Friday to study black holes and galaxy clusters. It's called Astro-H, and it's ...
10:20 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Xbox One thriller 'Quantum Break' is coming to PC too
Quantum Break's time-altering escapades are no longer tied to Microsoft's Xbox One console. When the game launches on April 5th it'll also be available on PC, giving players with beefy ...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget AirDog is the action-sport drone GoPro needs to beat (or buy)
I first learned about AirDog when the company's founder, Edgars Rozentals, pitched it to me over email. It wasn't the first drone that would follow you -- 3D Robotics had been doing that for...
09:41 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Microsoft apps now come with Android devices from 74 companies
If finding Microsoft apps on the Galaxy S6 caught you off-guard, you're in for a real surprise this year. Microsoft has announced that its apps are now bundled with current and future Android dev...
09:22 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Walgreens has told Theranos to shape up or ship out
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the relationship between Walgreens and Theranos is becoming fractious. According to the paper's unnamed sources, the drugstore has threatened to end its ...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Steps for electricity, scoliosis exosuit and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison made shoes that store energy from steps inside internal batteries, making them the coolest transport hybrid yet. Columb...
08:29 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget You can run over 1,000 Windows 3.1 programs in your browser
The Internet Archive has spent many years gathering and storing digital content from the past. It now hosts millions of web pages, texts, videos and audio snippets, but recently the site expanded its ...
08:05 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Carphone Warehouse's 'iD' network adds free data rollovers
When Carphone Warehouse's iD mobile network launched in May last year, it promised flexible plans that would suit the differing needs of consumers. International roaming was a big draw, as was un...
07:40 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget UK IP Bill needs 'significant changes,' says joint committee
A new surveillance bill proposed by the UK government has been scrutinised and, in many ways, criticised by a joint committee in its long-awaited report today. Since November the group has been gather...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Vevo's Apple TV and Android apps offer a more customized experience
Ask most people what comes to mind when they think of Vevo, and the answer will probably be the massive number of Vevo-sponsored musical artist pages on YouTube. If you watch a popular music video on ...
06:02 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Samsung to launch Public Safety LTE in Korea
Samsung's plans of using its strong LTE technology for emergency services are taking shape. The Korean company has revealed that it's providing the infrastructure and devices for the country...
04:33 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Chrome on Android communicates with smart devices around you
Folks running Chrome on iOS have had a chance to tap into the Physical Web devices around them since last July, but Google's finally opened that functionality up to its own ecosystem. To that end...
04:23 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget 'Top Gear' gets its cast as Clarkson begins filming for Amazon
At last, we know who will be standing alongside Chris Evans for the highly anticipated Top Gear reboot. Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc had already been confirmed, but now we've got another four...
03:01 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Serato's DJ tech is ready to mix playlists on your iPhone
Creating a great playlist is tough. It's more than just throwing a bunch of songs together and hoping for the best. You have to make sure the music melds together smoothly, with no jarring transi...
02:19 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk: You can reserve a Model 3 starting March 31st
Even though Elon Musk said earlier today that he's not sure how much of Tesla's Model 3 will be unveiled next month, you'll still be able to get in line right away. Musk (shown above po...
02:03 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook makes it harder to ignore video ads
As often as Facebook likes to push video ads, they've been relatively easy to ignore. The sound is usually off until you click, so you can scroll by to whatever you really meant to look at. Howev...
01:17 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget Ford will launch an on-demand shuttle service in Kansas City
Ford's Transit vans, which are typically used to haul equipment and supplies, will soon be shuttling people around in Kansas City. The automaker's teaming up with ride provider Bridj and the...
12:34 am -05 - Thu, February 11, 2016
Engadget ISIS help desk tells jihadis how to hide from authorities
The encrypted messaging service Telegram blocked 78 ISIS channels in 2015, but new ones just keep popping up. As detailed in a report provided to The Hill, the group has evolved an expanded technical ...
11:58 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget GamerGate target drops case against harasser that started it all
Game developer Zo&euml; Quinn has been through an awful lot in the 18 months since an ex-boyfriend posted details of his relationship with her online. But now she's dropping harassment charge...
11:27 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget LG G5 already has a touch-enabled Quick Cover
There's still over a week left before LG launches its newest flagship phone, but we know two things for certain: First, the G5 has an "Always On" display, and second, you will be able t...
10:38 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Vatican uses Telegram to guide Catholics during Lent
When Pope Francis says he sees the internet as a blessing, he's not just talking a big game. As part of a broader "Keep Lent" campaign beginning Wednesday, the Vatican is sending its da...
09:55 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Hiker with head-mounted cameras taught drones to fly through forests
Researchers in Switzerland have developed a drone that can navigate forest trails in search of missing hikers. According to EPFL, around 1,000 people get lost in Swiss forests every year and often nee...
09:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget 'House of Cards' S4 trailer shows it has some intrigue left
While Netflix has already dropped a couple of teasers for the next season of its flagship series, the official House of Cards season four trailer gives viewers their first extended look at some new fo...
08:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Twitter should make harassment a priority, not algorithms
The rumors were true: Twitter confirmed today that it's rolling out -- horrors! -- an algorithmic news feed. Essentially a version of its "While You Were Away feature," the new timeline...
08:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Twitter should make harassment, not algorithms, a priority
The rumors were true: Twitter confirmed today that it's rolling out -- horrors! -- an algorithmic news feed. Essentially a version of its "While You Were Away feature," the new timeline...
07:53 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Google's killing off Flash-based advertising
Google has announced that its Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DCDM) platforms will begin phasing out the use of Flash ads starting June 30th. From the start of July through t...
07:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Facebook roasts board member's attack on 'anti-colonialism'
Venture capitalist (and Facebook board member) Marc Andreessen is known for being outspoken on tech issues, but he's learning the hard way that he went one step too far. Facebook's Mark Zuck...
06:04 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Google will make it easier to be 'forgotten' online in Europe
Google has been complying with the European Union's "right to be forgotten" laws for nearly two years now, but it hasn't always been easy. Up until this point, Google has been revi...
05:18 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Twitter isn't attracting enough new users
Twitter's had a busy fourth quarter. It's been dropping new features like Moments and today's best tweets announcement. Also it's Jack Dorsey's first full quarter as CEO. So h...
05:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Twitter is going to 'fix' how you @
Earlier today, Twitter announced that it would be implementing an optional algorithmic feed that would put the most "important" tweets that you missed at the top of your timeline. Now it see...
04:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Tesla will unveil its $35,000 Model 3 on March 31st
Tesla has long promised a $35,000 electric car is on the way, and in today's earnings release (PDF) it announced that we'll get to see the Model 3 on March 31st, ahead of it going on sale in...
04:07 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Cotton candy machines help create artificial organs
You may have seen some pretty unusual ways to make artificial organs, but Vanderbilt University might have just topped them all. Its researchers have developed a technique for making the templates of...
03:23 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Valve's VR technology now works with the Unity game engine
For many gaming platforms, the litmus test these days is whether or not they get official support in Unity's game engine -- land that and many developers (and by extension, gamers) are likely to ...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget My toxic relationship with fitness wearables
Fitness gadgets were meant to make me a better man. Or at least a healthier (possibly more attractive) one. Over the course of my wrist-based romance, I've strapped on a Fitbit, a Jawbone Up, two...
02:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Shooter classic 'Descent' gets a second crowdfunded revival
Apparently, there are a lot of gamers (and game developers) who are still fond of Descent's mind-breaking, 6-degrees-of-freedom shooting action. Just months after the success of Descent: Undergro...
02:27 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget HBO Now tallies 800,000 subscribers in 10 months since launch
A standalone HBO streaming service was supposedly what the masses were clamoring for. Well, it turns out "about 800,000" people were really interested. HBO CEO Richard Plepler revealed the f...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget The incredibly sad world of niche dating apps
When I exited the market in 2006, online dating was akin to wearing sweatpants in the club. It was a sign that you'd given up on the "real" world; a symbol of existential surrender....
01:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Make massive mechanizations with Minecraft's Overworld update
Following on from last fall's update to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition, which saw the introduction of basic redstone components, Microsoft today announced that t...
01:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget IRS says identity thieves nabbed 100,000 income tax e-file PINs
Tax season is a busy time for the Internal Revenue Service, and identity thieves are only making it worse. The IRS confirmed that hackers used stolen social security numbers automated malware to gener...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Particle's Electron board lets anyone make 3G internet devices
As sweet as it might be to dream of making your own Internet of Things device, there's one big problem: keeping it online at all times. How do you connect that smart sensor in your backyard when ...
12:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget 'The Walking Dead: Michonne' debuts on February 23rd
The Walking Dead: Michonne is a three-episode miniseries from the undead-drama masterminds at Telltale Games, and the first installment is set to drop on February 23rd for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Play...
12:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Software maps the 'Star Wars' universe
You may have a good feel for the scope of the Star Wars universe, but Swiss researchers just took things to another level. They've created maps of the space fantasy series' expanded univers...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: Become a cosplay master!
I start this episode with a little rant about some Apple rumors that have been circulating about: I'm pro-headphone jack, though many Apple fans out there seem to disagree with me. Insanity, I te...
11:45 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Netflix kids series 'Beat Bugs' features music of The Beatles
Amazon and Netflix are cranking out original series at a rapid pace. The content isn't just for adults, though, as both streaming libraries feature a smattering of original kids stuff, too. Netfl...
11:33 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Tesla quietly drops the Model S 85 series in the UK
Most Brits can't afford to buy a Tesla, but for those that can deciding which particular model to go with is now a little easier. The electric car company has quietly slimmed down its Model S ran...
11:23 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Machine turns your Twitter posts into tasty cocktails
Ever wondered what your tweets would taste like if you could distill them into a drink? Probably not, but there's now a way to find out. Cl&eacute;ment Gault and Koi Koi Design have whipped u...
11:03 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget 'Final Fantasy IX' is now on iOS and Android
You could argue that Final Fantasy IX is the long-running series' high point. It's certainly the highest-rated Final Fantasy game on Metacritic, even if its sales and nostalgic value pale in...
10:41 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Terabit satellites to supercharge remote internet access
Despite the growth of fiber and mobile networks, satellite broadband is now more important than ever. Google and Facebook already plan to beam internet connectivity to remote parts of the globe and ai...
10:21 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget BioWare writer David Gaider to helm 'Baldur's Gate' series
When longtime BioWare writer David Gaider announced his departure from the studio, many wondered where he would end up next. The answer shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. He's joining...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Tribeca Film Festival wants to normalize VR for the masses
Genna Terranova wants virtual reality to feel "commonplace." That is, she wants to make it normal. Terranova, who serves as the director of the Tribeca Film Festival, thinks now is the time ...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Paul McCartney wrote tiny songs for Skype's new animated emojis
Last fall, Skype took the emoji and sticker craze and ran with it, introducing a new animated emoticon the company simply called the "Moji." It's basically an animation coupled with an ...
09:38 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Facebook eyes millimeter-wave wireless to power free internet
Despite a major setback in India, Facebook is still working on expanding its Free Basics service (part of internet.org) for developing nations. The company told the Verge that it's researching wi...
09:20 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget MadCatz cutting a third of staff after 'Rock Band 4' flop
Peripheral maker Mad Catz has posted yet another disappointing financial report, sparking executive resignations and major layoffs. The filing is the first full quarter since Rock Band 4 was released ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Mind-controlled exosuit, a pancake study and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers from The University of Melbourne are about to launch a clinical trial into whether paralyzed people can control an exoskeleton suit simply by thinking about...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Twitter's timeline option puts important tweets up top
Twitter is doing its best to make sure you see the best content in your timeline. At least that's what it's hoping it's doing with today's announcement of a new timeline option. Th...
08:33 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Supreme Court decision may derail Obama's emissions pledge
At the Paris climate talks, President Obama pledged that America, historically the world's biggest polluter, would reduce its carbon emissions 32 percent by 2030. However, the Supreme Court has r...
08:05 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Sonic to star in a 'live-action and animation hybrid' movie
If you've played the most recent Sonic the Hedgehog games, you might be wondering how life can get any worse for the blue blur. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was universally panned by the press, and ...
07:20 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget The first YouTube Red Originals are now available
YouTube Red, Google's ad-free premium version of the video streaming site, has released its first four attempts at original programming, right on time. As you'd expect, the initial crop of v...
06:58 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget That insanely-expensive hoverboard is now $5,000 cheaper
Did you take a look at Arca Space's honest-to-goodness actual hoverboard and think that $19,900 was a bit too much? That's excellent, because the firm has revealed that its canny business de...
05:55 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Iranians are using crowdsourcing to avoid 'morality police'
In spite of their overbearing government, the people of Iran remain culturally liberal. And now a new app named Gershad aims to help young Iranians avoid Ershad, the country's infamous "mora...
04:45 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Chinese companies want to buy Opera for $1.2 billion
You might think of Opera as a forgotten browser from the pre-Chrome era that you haven't used in years. But a group of Chinese companies value it highly enough to put a whopping $1.2 billion buyo...
03:50 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget Robotic system can lead to faster medicine development
A robotic system developed by a group of Carnegie Mellon scientists could make the drug development process faster, cheaper and more efficient. See, drug discovery, which identifies potential new medi...
02:45 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget 'Metal Gear Online' adds a bit of sabotage next month
Despite what you might think, Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima's unceremonious departure from publisher Konami won't affect how Metal Gear Online plays out. To wit, the company's bols...
01:28 am -05 - Wed, February 10, 2016
Engadget US regulators: Google's self-driving car AI 'can be a driver'
US regulators say Google's self-driving car can be considered the driver under federal law -- a big step towards approval for self-driving cars to take to the roads. Safety regulators apparently ...
11:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget LG teases G5's 'Always On' display
While the G5 teaser GIF LG's mobile division posted on Twitter doesn't say much, it has enough info to tell us that the device will have an "Always On" display. According to Androi...
10:52 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget 'Operator' is a font designed to make coding easier
While many of us bristle at the sight of Comic Sans (this writer included), coders have an altogether different view of typefaces and how they're presented. Thus, Operator Mono, the new font from...
09:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Latest Windows 10 update comes with a change log
Microsoft is currently rolling out the latest Windows 10 update, and it now has an update history that makes it easier to keep track of the platform's changes. This build comes with key improveme...
09:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent comes to Apple TV through a live news app
BitTorrent just came to the new Apple TV... though not in the way you might have expected. OnAir Live Developers has released OTT News, an app for Apple TV (Android and iOS too) that uses BitTorrent L...
08:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget DraftKings loses its exclusive ESPN ad deal
Things keep getting worse for DraftKings, the embattled daily fantasy sports site. Not only is it currently under investigation (or already banned) by a number of state attorney generals for violating...
07:59 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' reaches your Xbox One on February 17th
PC and PS4 owners have been playing Rocket League's unique take on sports gaming since last July, leaving Xbox One owners on the virtual sidelines. Don't worry, though -- you won't hav...
07:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget New 'Star Trek' has a showrunner from the final frontier
Star Trek fans have had a tumultuous last few months. But it seems that amid the recent ups and downs (a fan film getting shut down by CBS and Paramount most definitely qualifies as the latter), news ...
06:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Beer-tracking app Untappd gets barcode scanning, hails an Uber
If you're a dedicated beer geek, chances are you're using the app Untappd to track your libations. For the unfamiliar, the mobile software allows you to log and rate beers while following wh...
06:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Apple Music for Sonos comes out of beta tomorrow
Sonos started supporting Apple Music in the middle of December, but then it was technically in a beta. As of tomorrow morning, that beta label will be removed -- the service is now fully supported by ...
05:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget NASA's space tourism posters will make you want to suit up
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a knack for space-themed travel posters. A little over a year ago, its "Exoplanet Travel Bureau" series made its debut with an homage to the iconic ...
05:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Grammy awards get built-in cameras for a winner's perspective
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is set to take place next week, and this year folks watching at home will get a rather unique perspective. The awards themselves, those iconic golden-horned reco...
04:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget StreamNation shuts down its cloud media service on March 8th
Are you one of the early adopters who gave StreamNation a shot? If you did, you'll want to sit up and take notice. The company is shutting down its namesake personal-media-in-the-cloud service ...
04:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Vine update lets you reorder an account's videos
While Twitter is firmly behind keeping things in chronological order, Vine announced that users could reorder the videos of their favorite accounts from newest to oldest, oldest to newest and most imp...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Atari Lynx: A romance of high scores and low batteries
Like most tween crushes, the attraction was instant and overwhelming. I remember the first time I set eyes on the Atari Lynx as if it were yesterday. It was perched on a shelf, center stage, behind a ...
03:43 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget 'The Division' is getting an open beta next week
If you didn't participate in The Division's recent closed beta, don't worry -- you're going to have another chance to play the game soon. Ubisoft has announced open beta dates for ...
03:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Prep for the debates and primaries with Engadget's election guide
Last week Iowa voted and there were surprises all around. Ted Cruz became the front runner in the Republican race and Marco Rubio made an excellent showing by coming in a close third. Plus Hillary Cli...
02:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Google backs away from banning dedicated Android ad blockers
Google's tough stance on dedicated Android ad blockers might be softening a bit. The company has reversed its decision to yank Adblock Fast from the Play Store following an appeal from the app�...
02:35 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget PayPal shoots self in foot while 'white knighting' for Netflix
With the recent rollout of Netflix Everywhere, the company has been on a tear trying to track down and lock out users who rely on VPNs to bypass its regional restrictions and access the US programming...
02:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Vertu's sudden CEO swap spells trouble after Chinese buyout
It's only been three months since we met Vertu's then freshly-appointed CEO Billy Crotty, an Irishman who was brought in by the company's new Chinese owner, but for reasons unknown, it ...
01:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Pre-order Oculus Rift-ready PCs starting on February 16th
If you want an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset but realize that your existing PC just won't cut it, don't panic -- you can get a guaranteed-ready system very shortly. Oculus has announc...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget The best beard trimmer
By Seamus BellamyThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After 46 hours of research and a week of testin...
01:26 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Twitter's 'First View' ads put videos at the top of your feed
For Twitter, a lot can happen in a week. After it was reported to be readying a change that would shift the placement of tweets, the company has pushed forward with a new feature that changes what you...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Obama's last budget calls for better infrastructure, cybersecurity
With President Barack Obama's final year in office comes one last, contentious dance with Congress over a $4.1 trillion dollar budget for 2017. According to the New York Times, some $3 trillion o...
12:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget You can get the Nexus 9 for 40 percent off, but only today
Just in time for Valentine's Day, HTC is offering the Nexus 9 at a deep discount. The US-only promotion, available until 11:59PM PT/2:59AM ET tonight, takes 40 percent off of Google's flagsh...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Axent Wear's cat ear headphones are the stuff of anime dreams
New Yorkers have perfected the art of looking but not looking. You know, where you let your eyes glaze over someone as you pass, so you can take them in without making it obvious that you're stud...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Gmail gets visual cues to alert you to suspect emails
Google is making an annual event out of Safer Internet Day, offering tools and incentives to help keep its users safe. Today, Mountain View is adding a couple of visual cues to Gmail to alert you to p...
11:55 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Uber waives fees to get London taxi drivers using its app
Many London cabbies think of Uber as a threat to their livelihood and professional reputation, nimbly side-stepping legislation and driver qualifications like the "Knowledge." Uber wants the...
11:40 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Android creator Andy Rubin is making a free dashcam
There's been a lot of speculation about what Android inventor and ex-Googler Andy Rubin has been up to with his startup, Playground Global. Is he making a phone? Well, no... but what he is doing ...
11:21 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon renews 'Mozart in the Jungle' for a third season
It was only a matter of time, really. Hot on the heels of two Golden Globe wins, Amazon has renewed Mozart in the Jungle for a third season. The company is shy on what the new run will entail, but it ...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a stereo tube amp system courtesy of Monoprice!
Tube amplifiers have long been a passion for audio purists and musicians who have cash to support the pricey habit. There's also the bonus of steampunk-esque styling that these exposed-component ...
10:41 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget France tells Facebook to stop moving user data overseas
France's privacy regulator has told Facebook that the site is in violation of the country's data protection act. Furthermore, the social network has been given just three months to get its a...
10:19 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget 'Happy Birthday' settlement puts the song in the public domain
Since 1988, Warner/Chappell has had an iron grip on the copyright for "Happy Birthday to You." Artists couldn't sing it on a recording without paying up, even though it's virtually...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Fighting games to fairy tales: The unlikely story of 'Unravel'
Unravel is a thoughtful, heartwarming game that feels like mix of LittleBigPlanet, Limbo and Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina, all wrapped up in a cozy sweater your grandmother just finished ...
09:41 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget iPhone puzzle games are no match for this robot
Puzzle &amp; Dragons is a ridiculously popular mobile game in Japan that tasks players with matching coloured orbs in order to take down enemy monsters. If you've played Pokemon Shuffle befor...
09:21 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Uber shuts down its app in Paris to support driver protest
Uber will suspend its service in Paris today between 11 AM and 3 PM in support of a driver protest against proposed legislation from the French government. So far, the company has distanced itself fro...
09:14 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget UK intelligence committee slams IP Bill for being too vague
The UK's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has struck out at a controversial surveillance law being proposed by the UK government, the Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill). The response is...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget 3Doodler is back with a cute, safe 3D printing pen for kids
Even from their earliest moments of Kickstarter success, one thing was clear to the team at 3D printing pen startup 3Doodler: they'd have to build a version just for kids. Now, after releasing a ...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Robot news round-up, 3D hand scanner and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: iRobot sold its line of military robots to a US-based firm to focus on Roomba and a new chameleon robot changes color to blend in; a student built a 3D scanner with cam...
08:31 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget NASA's Curiosity offers another 360-degree peek at Mars
Less than two weeks ago NASA posted a 360-degree video on Facebook that showed the perspective of its Curiosity rover on Mars. It was an exhilarating view, but the way it had been created -- by stitch...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Withings Hy-result analyzes your blood pressure
Next time you open the Withings Health Mate app on iOS, you'll find an option named "HyResult" when you click the + button in your timeline. It's a new add-on that can analyze your...
07:45 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon Japan has free on-call wine advisors
In some cities, Amazon will deliver you alcohol, including wine, within an hour. But which one to choose? Japanese enthusiasts will now get help thanks to the new Sommelier service. Between noon and 5...
06:37 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Wearable sleeve could improve stroke recovery therapy
When it comes to tools that help stroke victims on their way to recovery, we've seen exoskeletons of sorts to medicine covered clot-busting nanoparticles. But researchers from the University of S...
05:44 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Apple TV is getting badly-needed voice-dictation
Apple is really trying to fix one of the biggest complaints about its generally solid 2015 Apple TV: text input. The previous beta 2 of tvOS 9.2 introduced a bluetooth keyboard, and the latest beta 3 ...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon's new free game engine comes with Twitch baked in
While Amazon might be known for selling you things, its cloud services now have just as much of an impact. It already powers many of the most popular apps and websites on the planet, but it's eas...
04:16 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Sky Q goes on sale in the UK
Sky TV's long overdue revamp has finally arrived. The new Sky Q service is available to order starting today, ushering in fresh hardware and a vastly improved UI. The basic box costs &pound;4...
04:01 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Twitter is setting up a safety council to tackle abuse
If there's one thing that's hampering Twitter's adoption in the wider world, it's that it's become a pretty toxic place for some people. The firm has decided to tackle this pr...
03:05 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Diatoms are a biological wonder material, new study says
Caltech professor Julia Greer and her team have taken a really close look at diatoms and found them to be tougher and more resilient than previously thought. Diatoms are single-celled, mostly microsco...
01:35 am -05 - Tue, February 9, 2016
Engadget Kickstarter lists 100 facts from 100,000 funded campaigns
After almost seven years online, Kickstarter can now boast that it has 100,000 successfully funded campaigns under its belt. A photography project called Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars by a Nat...
11:55 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Nike SNKRS app arrives for Android sneakerheads
About a year after launching its SNKRS app on iOS, Nike is finally dropping a version for Android. Designed as a streamlined shoe-buying experience, its intent is to cut out some of the cruft of the w...
11:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Firewatch Photos will print and ship your in-game snapshots
In-game photo modes are cool and all, but beyond sharing your Driveclub or Arkham Knight snaps via social media, there isn't much you can do with them. Well, in the PC version of Firewatch (out t...
10:03 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Commercial aircraft get their first global emissions standard
Ground-based vehicles have had emissions standards for a while (just ask Volkswagen), but commercial aircraft like passenger jets? Not so much. However, the world just took one big step toward cleanin...
08:58 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget 1Password gets Material Design makeover and fingerprint unlock
1Password has pushed out an update for Android devices at last, and it brings huge changes to the app. The password manager will look like a brand new application the moment you upgrade to version 6, ...
08:58 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget 1Password for Android gets a redesign and fingerprint unlock
1Password has pushed out an update for Android devices at last, and it brings huge changes to the app. The password manager will look like a brand new application the moment you upgrade to version 6, ...
08:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Smart car algorithm sees pedestrians as well as you can
It's one thing for computers to spot people in relatively tame academic situations, but it's another when they're on the road -- you need your car to spot that jaywalker in time to avoi...
07:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Google has the best-paid CEO in the US
Google is an enormous company by most standards, but it now has one more notch under its belt: the US' best-paid CEO. A company SEC filing has revealed that Sundar Pichai received the equivalent...
07:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: NBA ASG, 'Vinyl,' 'John Oliver'
We're finally past the big game, and now the NBA is ready to take center stage with its All-Star weekend. Besides sports, AMC is kicking off the second half of this season of The Walking Dead, an...
06:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Capcom releases the most badass 'Street Fighter 5' trailer yet
Capcom debuted a fully CG trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter 5 release and lo, it is glorious. Each of the game's 16 playable launch characters makes an appearance, M. Bison raises some havo...
05:43 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Brain-machine link helps you steer exoskeletons with your mind
Right now, mind-controlling a machine isn't pretty: you typically wear a silly cap or headset, or else subject yourself to open brain surgery to get a deeper link. Australian scientists might ha...
05:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget The USAF wants to use the F-35 as a stealth scout plane
The F-35 Lightning II is the most advanced multirole fighter America's ever built. Problem is, that to maintain its stealth capabilities, it has to store all of its munitions within its body. Thi...
04:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars' is getting an official electronic music album
There are plenty of Star Wars-inspired songs and remixes (such as Meco's disco adaptations), but the legendary space fantasy series is finally getting something official... and you might want to ...
03:59 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget SpaceX could try its next sea landing on February 24th
The next sea-based landing attempt for SpaceX could be on February 24th, based on an announcement from satellite operator SES. As part of the launch of a new SES-9 satellite, which Elon Musk's co...
03:24 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge say hello in leaked photos
We're in prime flagship leak season since Mobile World Congress is just a few weeks away, and we might have just gotten our first in-the-wild looks at Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. If thi...
02:46 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Instagram confirms multiple account support is coming this week
The ability to post from multiple accounts inside the Instagram app is a feature users have begged the company to add for quite some time. After making an appearance in both the Android and iOS apps, ...
02:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Smart strap brings payments to your Pebble smartwatch
Right now, you have slim pickings if you want to pay for things from your wrist: there's the Apple Watch, an upcoming Swatch model, eventual Samsung Gear S2 support and... that's about it. ...
01:26 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Hacker posts info on thousands of Homeland Security employees
The US government has yet another security breach on its hands. Late yesterday, a Twitter account posted a Department of Homeland Security staff directory containing names, titles, email addresses, ph...
01:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Watch the cinematic opening for 'Dark Souls 3'
Dark Souls 3 is almost here, people of the internet. But while you patiently wait until April 12th, when the game's scheduled to launch, there's now a cinematic opening for it to keep your e...
12:26 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget The future of military camouflage may be a cute chameleon robot
Researcher Guoping Wang of Wuhan University, China, and a handful of collaborators 3D-printed a chameleon robot that changes colors in response to its environment, as spotted by New Scientist. The lit...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget You can now buy MSI's eye-tracking laptop
MSI has revealed that people can now pick up the flagship GT72S laptop for the princely sum of $2,599.99. Unlike other high-end gaming devices, this one has a trick up its sleeve: Tobii's eye-tra...
11:12 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Humble Bundle is funding its own games
Now that the Humble Bundle crew has a monthly indie game subscription service, you might be wondering: how is it going to keep you coming back for more? By offering exclusive games, that's how. T...
10:30 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget 3D hand scanner could give you custom braces
Many 3D scanners are built to scan whole objects, but that doesn't necessarily cut it if you're trying to scan a specific part. Ever try to map your own hand? Yeah, that doesn't work ...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget The environmentally friendly rainbow laser forest
Lasers might not be the first things that come to mind when thinking of the conserving the environment. Nonetheless, they're being used to manage commercial forests more efficiently.The false-col...
09:41 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget The Pirate Bay begins testing browser streaming
The Pirate Bay torrent site has blown around so much, you might not even be sure where it is right now (thepiratebay.se, we think). It's still kicking though, and now has a new trick -- streaming...
09:22 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget iRobot is selling off its military division
The US military might seem like an endless cash train for contractors, but it's not always so. Vacuum bot maker iRobot has sold off its defense and security division in order to focus on its core...
09:01 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget India bans Facebook's 'Free Basics' service
Net neutrality one, Facebook zero. India's telecommunications regulator has banned what it calls "discriminatory tariffs for data services," more commonly known as zero-rating. The term...
08:02 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget 'Red Dead Redemption' pays a brief visit to the Xbox One
Ever since Microsoft announced backwards compatibility for the Xbox One, gamers have campaigned for the inclusion of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption. The open-world western is yet to grace Microso...
07:04 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget The OnePlus 2 now costs $349
If you need a high-end phone but have budget issues, OnePlus has permanently lowered the price of its OnePlus 2 smartphone from $399 to $349 (&euro;345 and &pound;249 in Europe and the UK). Th...
06:01 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Vallie offers to charge your EV before parking it in London
After a small test in the heart of London, Vallie has started to expand its on-demand valet parking service. At least a little bit, anyway. The app now covers a slightly larger patch of the city, stre...
05:35 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget World's fastest mobility scooter hits record 107.6 mph
It must've been a slow week at an Isle of Man bodyshop when mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine decided to "tweak" a mobility scooter for a bit more speed. The garden-variety Days ...
04:21 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget The UK wants Google to test its self-driving cars in London
Google's self-driving cars have already racked up more than a million miles, however all of them have taken place in the US. What about other parts of the world, such as those where people drive ...
04:06 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Watch 540 dancing robots celebrate Chinese New Year
Ten robot cheerleaders isn't enough when it comes to celebrating Chinese New Year. To kick off the year of the monkey, Chinese broadcaster CCTV's TV special included 540 dancing robots, with...
02:25 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Experiment will find out why astronauts feel weak back on Earth
Astronauts don't have it easy when they come home, and it's not just because of the change in gravity: their red blood cell production drops while they're in space, leaving them weakene...
02:25 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Experiment to determine why astronauts feel weak back on Earth
Astronauts don't have it easy when they come home, and it's not just because of the change in gravity: their red blood cell production drops while they're in space, leaving them weakene...
12:29 am -05 - Mon, February 8, 2016
Engadget Super Bowl 50: the ads, not the football
You've probably seen plenty of this year's Super Bowl ads already, especially as YouTube offered many companies the option to get their videos out in advance, hopefully ensuring more views d...
11:51 pm -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger has a hidden chess game
It's no secret that you can use Facebook Messenger for a whole lot more than just chatting with pals, but there's still a surprise or two in store. Social networkers have discovered that Me...
10:20 pm -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Chip promises brain-like AI in your mobile devices
There's one big, glaring reason why you don't see neural networks in mobile devices right now: power. Many of these brain-like artificial intelligence systems depend on large, many-core gra...
08:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Smallest-ever optical switch revolves around one atom
We've seen some ridiculously tiny electronics in our day, but this might take the cake. Swiss researchers have built an optical networking switch so small that it's measured on the atomic s...
07:12 pm -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' will have a real single-player campaign
Respawn hasn't said much about its Titanfall sequel beyond plans for multi-platform support, but some details are starting to trickle out... and they'll be good news for fans of the robot-sl...
05:49 pm -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Scientists decode the bedbug's genes to help kill it
Just the very thought of bedbugs probably makes your skin crawl, and that's made all the worse by their ability to adapt to new threats. Like it or not, that pesticide you used years ago probabl...
04:16 pm -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact arrive in the US
As promised, Sony has brought its latest and greatest smartphones to the US. Both the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact are now on sale in unlocked form through Amazon, Best Buy, B&amp;H and other ...
02:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Google is reportedly releasing a VR headset this year
There were hints that Google was interested in making virtual reality hardware, and now some of the first details of that gear seem to be trickling out. Financial Times sources claim that Google'...
02:05 pm -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Smart cube lamp shows emoji and sets the mood
LED cube lamps have been around for a while, but they tend to either be make-it-yourself affairs or limited in what they can do. However, Spin-R might finally bring that lighting tech to your living ...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Raspberry Pi Bitscope mod
If you need to troubleshoot or design electronic hardware, an oscilloscope is a useful bit of kit. This week Ben and Felix put together a Raspberry Pi-based Bitscope Micro Oscilloscope with a 7-inch t...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget The After Math: The rule of three
There's an old rule in comedy writing called the rule of three (no, not "threeves") which dictates that things in sets of three "are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more ef...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: VW's microbus concept, and more!
Volkswagen is still reeling from the Dieselgate emissions scandal, but it's trying to turn over a new leaf. So far the automaker has announced plans to launch 20 electric vehicles by the year 202...
06:50 am -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget The new 'Ghostbusters' is getting its own LEGO set
The Ghostbusters reboot might be a geek's dream in more ways than one. LEGO has offered a peek at a new Ghostbusters set that recreates all the main characters and their gear in glorious detail, ...
02:06 am -05 - Sun, February 7, 2016
Engadget Samsung Gear VR users can mingle on AltspaceVR
Samsung Gear VR users can start making friends in a virtual reality world now that AltspaceVR has released its app for the headset to the public. In fact, they can mix and mingle not only with other G...
11:08 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Here's the view from Blue Origin's rocket as it lands
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin proved that its New Shepard rocket is indeed reusable by launching and landing it successfully a second time in January. While you've likely seen a footage or two of ...
09:18 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Hangouts gives you better call quality by skipping Google
If you don't think Hangouts calls on your phone are passing muster, don't worry -- relief might be in sight. The latest version of Hangouts for Android is telling users that it'll boos...
07:42 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Yesteryear's malware was gorgeous in its simplicity
The Internet Archive is apparently devoted to preserving all parts of the web's history and that even extends to malware and viruses from the MS DOS era. The good news is that you can peruse a pr...
06:15 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget NFL welcomes startup ideas for the future of football
Tomorrow, the biggest event in football will take place in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. But today, a group of technology entrepeneurs gathered in an auditorium at Stanford's Gr...
04:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Twitter says your timeline isn't changing
Were you panicking at the thought of Twitter messing with your timeline order? Were you declaring #RIPTwitter and getting ready to move to Peach? Relax. Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has piped up to sa...
04:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Twitter says your timeline isn't changing (update: details)
Were you panicking at the thought of Twitter messing with your timeline order? Were you declaring #RIPTwitter and getting ready to move to Peach? Relax. Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has piped up to say t...
04:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget 6 gadgets that clean the world's oceans
By Cat DiStasioIn grade school, most children learn about the fragility of our ocean ecosystems. Despite this, the world's vast waters have become a de facto dumping ground for toxic chemicals, a...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Earin's wireless earbuds are ambitious but flawed
For the past year and a half, Swedish startup Earin has been trying to turn a Ryan Gosling&ndash;inspired earbud concept into a proper working product. The hook: Unlike other Bluetooth headsets, t...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Watch the Engadget staff on: Getting ready for Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50 weekend is here, and who is better equipped to talk you through preparation than a squad full of Engadget editors? As the Big Game approaches, some of our staff sat down in the studio to...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget The HTC Vive isn't limited to perfectly square rooms
I'm not gonna lie: I was jealous when I heard that my colleague Sean Buckley got to play 12 virtual reality games in Seattle last week. (He even moaned about it later.) I got to try "only&qu...
11:30 am -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Twitter needs searchable GIFs for fun and profit
This week, a group of Android users noticed a new feature in the Twitter app: a GIF button that can be used to search through trending GIFs to drop into status updates. As you'd expect, the inter...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: High-tech sports stadiums of the future
Introducing the Stadium of the Future, Where Technology is KingPatrick Sisson,CurbedFor sports fans, the experience of attending a game in person is becoming increasingly more high-tech. Levi's S...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: VR yourself into a robot, plasma physics and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: UC Berkeley is using VR, motion capture and spatial mapping to put a human 'into' the body of a robot with a technique called robotic teleoperation. The video...
07:28 am -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget Ohlala's 'paid dates' app debuts in New York City
Valentine's Day for single folks can be a pretty touchy subject. But New Yorkers who don't have qualms about exchanging money for short-term companionship have an alternative option in Ohlal...
03:37 am -05 - Sat, February 6, 2016
Engadget GoPro and Microsoft ink patent licensing deal
GoPro and Microsoft have forged a partnership, and it's a very secretive one. The two companies have signed a patent licensing "for certain file storage and other system technologies." ...
11:35 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Cops nab man for crashing a drone into the Empire State building
A New Jersey native's drone has recently crashed into the Empire State building, and unlike the person whose machine hit Seattle's Great Wheel, he didn't get away with it. Authorities h...
09:38 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Twitter's Facebook-style timeline could arrive next week
Completing the process of Facebook and Twitter doing battle by eventually copying all of each other's features, a report by Buzzfeed says that Twitter could debut its "algorithmic" feed...
08:39 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Verizon's video service sidesteps Verizon's bandwidth caps
Engadget's parent company Verizon is taking a page from T-Mobile's playbook and proving that it really doesn't care about net neutrality. The latest update to its Go90 video streaming a...
06:40 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget The first Ultra HD Blu-ray players are already on sale
I wasn't expecting to see Samsung's UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player on sale until the end of the month, but it's already available at a few stores. USA Today points out that Video and...
05:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Google is exploring wireless charging for self-driving cars
Self-driving cars are poised to be an incredible tool of the future, but they won't be much use if they can't hold a charge. It looks like Google wants to solve this problem via resonant mag...
04:57 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Tinder bans users for sending pro-Bernie Sanders messages
Campaigning for Bernie Sanders, and presumably any other politician, can get you banned from Tinder. According to a report from Reuters, two users of the dating app learned that the hard way recently,...
04:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Apple says the iPhone-breaking Error 53 is a security measure
If you're an iPhone owner who hasn't had a run-in with the dreaded Error 53, consider yourself lucky. The error &mdash; which usually forces iPhones with replacement screens or home butt...
03:57 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Twitter explains its handling of ISIS-linked accounts
One way ISIS has distinguished itself from other terrorist organizations is its use of social media to spread news and recruit followers. Now, following Google and Facebook, Twitter is revealing info ...
03:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: A Vizio smart TV and more!
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
02:49 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Google DeepMind AI finds its way through a 3D maze by 'sight'
Google DeepMind has already conquered the world of Go, but its next accomplishment may be walking around in a game of Doom or GoldenEye 007. The artificial intelligence system successfully navigated a...
02:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Report: Blackberry lays off a third of its Waterloo staff
Citing multiple sources, Mobilesyrup reported Friday that Blackberry has laid off roughly 35 percent of its workforce in Waterloo, Canada -- where the company is headquartered. That translates into ab...
02:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Report: BlackBerry lays off a third of its Waterloo staff (Updated)
Citing multiple sources, Mobile Syrup reported Friday that BlackBerry has laid off roughly 35 percent of its workforce in Waterloo, Canada -- where the company is headquartered. That translates into a...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Let me see your Super Bowl
Yes, it's finally here -- the day that we all gather around to eat snacks, yell at the TV and watch the sportsball. I have personally prepared for the weekend's Super Bowl 50 event by doing ...
01:53 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Slow down, Apple: Perfect your iOS apps before moving to Android
Apple CEO Tim Cook let an intriguing bit of news slip earlier this week at a town hall meeting with the company's employees. Apple Music for Android was apparently just a first step: The company ...
01:27 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Golf-bot sinks hole-in-one at PGA event
Dropping a hole-in-one at the 16th hole of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona apparently isn't that hard. Tiger Woods famously got one back in 1997, Italian pro Francesco Mo...
01:01 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Final Cut Pro X now handles 4K export to some Apple devices
Final Cut Pro X didn't get the warmest of receptions when it was released in 2011. But Apple's made many changes to its video-editing software since, listening to user feedback and adding fe...
12:35 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget The fabulous life of a professional 'Street Fighter' player
Darryl Lewis stows his luggage in the plane's overhead bin and settles into his seat, ready for another takeoff, another trip for work. He's seated next to an older man who's flying wit...
12:14 pm -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Echo speaker can now order an Uber for you
The hardware is still the same, but Amazon's Echo continues to impress with smarter and more useful software. Want to listen to your favorite Spotify playlist? Not a problem. Craving some Domino&...
11:48 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget DraftKings is taking its daily fantasy sports to the UK
While daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel battle to stay open in the US, the former outfit is taking its games to the UK. Starting today, sports fans across the pond can take advantage of Draft...
11:19 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch discounted by up to 120 at Currys PC World
Apple's debut smartwatch has received some hearty discounts at Currys and PC World stores across the UK. Point your browser to either retailer's website and you'll notice a number of de...
11:12 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Netflix renews 'Orange is the New Black' for three more seasons
Netflix just announced it is bringing back Orange is the New Black for a 5th, 6th and 7th season. The streaming service's original series, created by Jenji Kohan (Weeds) and produced by Lionsgate...
10:49 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Apple will reportedly accept damaged iPhones for trade-in
Apple's iPhone recycling program is handy for getting rid of your old handset when you buy a new one. However, the initiative doesn't allow customers to trade in older models if they have sc...
10:30 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget The fabulous life of a professional 'Street Fighter' player
Darryl Lewis stows his luggage in the plane's overhead bin and settles into his seat, ready for another takeoff, another trip for work. He's seated next to an older man who's flying wit...
10:26 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Google's AI will take on the world Go champ live on YouTube
Google's victory over a top Go player was unprecedented, but can its artificial intelligence program DeepMind beat the world champion? We'll find out starting on March 9th, when DeepMind...
10:05 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Audio software can make phone calls more intelligible
It can be tough hearing each other on the phone no matter how much you shout if you're in a noisy environment. Fraunhofer believes its new audio software can solve that problem, though, and make ...
09:43 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget 'Godus Wars' developer kills microtransactions after outcry
Last week Peter Molyneux had to contend with a hacked Twitter account, but this week he's dealing with disgruntled gamers. His 22cans studio just released a Steam Early Access version of Godus Wa...
09:19 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Visa wakes up to the sound of the internet
If you had to name the pre-eminent internet payments platform, you'd probably say PayPal -- a fact that sends Visa executives into a frenzy. That's why the big V has announced that it's...
09:05 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget BBC will make its first broadcast into space tomorrow
British astronaut Tim Peake has already achieved a number of "firsts" while aboard the International Space Station, but his next milestone will possibly be the most entertaining. Tomorrow (F...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Soft robot challenge, NASA's space sails and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA announced a space probe this week that will use solar sails to leave Earth's orbit; the first spacecraft from the agency to do so. It should go up in 2018 and...
08:00 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Wilson's smart football brings the big game to the backyard
Wilson, which released a smart basketball last year, is expanding its connected sporting goods repertoire to the realm of football. The Wilson X Connected Football, as it's called, is embedded wi...
07:25 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Destiny's new 'Damage Referee' will punish laggy players
Destiny is in a state of limbo right now as Bungie struggles with the pressures of developing a sequel while keeping existing gamers entertained. Many Year One players have downed tools altogether, bu...
06:23 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget iPlayer now lets you search shows from your iOS home screen
Boot up your iPhone or iPad today and you'll notice a fresh BBC iPlayer update in the UK App Store. The latest version adds support for Spotlight search, meaning you can swipe down from the top o...
06:04 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Scientists want to sequence the genomes of all known kakapo
Scientists want to sequence the genomes of all known kakapo, which shouldn't be that hard -- the animal is critically endangered, and it's believed that there are only 125 individuals left. ...
04:52 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget UN group says Assange should be released and compensated
A United Nations panel has sided with Julian Assange and classified his time in London's Ecuadorian Embassy as arbitrary detainment. In light of this, the group believes his "detention shoul...
04:52 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget UN group says Assange should be allowed to walk free
A United Nations panel has sided with Julian Assange and classified his time in London's Ecuadorian Embassy as arbitrary detainment. In light of this, the group believes his "detention shoul...
04:03 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Registration opens for the 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' test run
February 23rd, the date when publisher Electronic Arts originally promised Mirror's Edge Catalyst is coming up. But rather than mope until it finally releases in May, there's a reason to tur...
02:29 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent
Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological...
12:40 am -05 - Fri, February 5, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk talks up electric plane at hyperloop event
Electric airplanes are practically a non-existent technology, but that could change if Elon Musk decides to put money and energy behind the particular concept he's been mulling over for a number ...
11:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Pocket's premium users can customize their fonts and layout
Pocket's latest update for iOS comes with an awesome treat for its premium users. Besides giving them access to a permanent library, they can also start customizing their reading experience. They...
10:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Keybase promises frictionless secure file sharing
Keybase, which provided people with a way to encrypt the messages they send, has branched out into file sharing, and it works quite differently from services like Dropbox. You can create two types of ...
10:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Keybase promises secure file sharing that's easy and free
Keybase, which provided people with a way to encrypt the messages they send, has branched out into file sharing, and it works quite differently from services like Dropbox. You can create two types of ...
10:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget PayPal has a Super Bowl ad, too
At the rate companies are releasing their Super Bowl ads prior to this Sunday, it's a wonder why they even spent the millions to air them during the big game at all. The latest in that YouTube-ap...
09:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Report: Facebook is deleting medical marijuana pages
NJ.com reports that Facebook has deleted the business pages of medical marijuana dispensaries -- three in New Jersey so far as well as a handful of others across the nation -- for violating the site&#...
08:13 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget NYC's parking meters are getting a big upgrade this year
Driving in New York City is stressful enough as it is and that's before you have to try finding a parking spot only to realize that you're out of quarters. Mayor Bill de Blasio has a plan in...
07:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Google to push anti-ISIS ads in extremist search results
If you find yourself doing a Google search for terms related to Islamic extremism, you might soon see anti-ISIS ads persuading you to pursue a different path. According to a report written by The Guar...
07:09 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Warner Bros. cancels 'Batman: Arkham Knight' for Mac and Linux
Batman: Arkham Knight was one of the better big-budget games of last year -- but its launch on the PC was an unmitigated disaster. Warner Bros. had to pull the game from Steam and retailers and offer ...
06:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Google keeps you safe from sneaky download buttons on the web
For years now, Google's been working hard to make the internet less dangerous. That's why the company has announced a new feature to strengthen its Safe Browsing initiative. The goal with th...
05:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Obama proposes $10 per barrel oil tax to fund clean transporation
President Obama has proposed a $10 per-barrel tax on oil to fund cleaner mass transit and cleaner vehicle research. The plan, laid out in a fact sheet, is a "smart, strategic integrated investmen...
05:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Obama proposes oil tax to fund clean transportation
President Obama has proposed a $10 per-barrel tax on oil to fund cleaner mass transit and cleaner vehicle research. The plan, laid out in a fact sheet, is a "smart, strategic integrated investmen...
05:34 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Louis C.K. drops future 'Horace and Pete' episodes to $3
Louis C.K. has responded to criticism of the $5 premiere pricing for his new web show in a way only he can: With very creative swearing. "Horace and Pete is a full on TV production with four broa...
05:13 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget There are 3.57 degrees of separation between you and all of Facebook
The world's population continues to expand, but we're closer connected to everyone else on the earth than ever before -- at least, if you're a Facebook user. Today, the company's r...
04:49 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Tim Cook hints more Apple apps could come to Android
Apple stepped into the Android waters late last year with the launch of Apple Music on Google's competing mobile OS. But if comments made by Tim Cook at recent "Town Hall" event for App...
04:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget NYC mayor wants a streetcar to connect Brooklyn and Queens
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is once again trying to make an impact on transportation -- but this time it's with streetcars, not taxi apps. Later today during his State of the City speech, ...
04:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Create VR experiences within VR itself using Unreal Engine
Epic Games has been teasing "the future of VR development" recently, and the team is finally ready to tell everyone what that is: Creating virtual reality content within virtual reality itse...
03:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Panthers linebacker gets 3D-printed brace for Super Bowl
During the first quarter of the NFC Championship game nearly two weeks ago, Carolina Panthers All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis broke his arm making a tackle. Immediately after the game, Davis said he h...
03:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Mozilla will stop supporting Firefox OS for smartphones in May
Mozilla's Firefox OS isn't strictly speaking dead, but it may as well be as far as smartphones are concerned. The company announced via email that it would stop supporting the mobile OS afte...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget How to watch this week's presidential primary debates
Primary season is officially underway, but don't think that the deluge of debates is over. There will be many, many, many, more chances for the candidates to face off on stage. Tonight at 9pm ET ...
02:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Bing's big mobile search update comes to Android
Last fall, Microsoft rolled out a major update to its Bing app for the iPhone. The big change was the realization that searching on a smartphone usually means you want immediate answers to questions w...
02:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget See the new tricks in 'Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD'
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD lands on the Wii U on March 4th, complete with a lineup of new gameplay treats. The first is a new item, the Ghost Lantern, which lights up when it's nea...
02:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Foxconn likely to become Sharp's new owner
Foxconn is now the clear favorite to buy Sharp after offering $5.5 billion for the moribund electronics firm. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Foxconn's bid was so large that it's n...
01:40 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Serial adds new episodes as the season 1 case continues
Still wondering what happened to Adnan Syed after the first season of Serial wrapped? Well, we're about to get an update. Syed is back in court this week as his lawyers present new evidence in an...
01:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Instagram multiple account support available to some iOS users
If you've been clamoring for multiple account support in the Instagram app, you might soon be in luck. Some iPhone users, including our own Mat Smith, are seeing the feature pop up on iOS. If you...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Android Wear update adds new gestures and voice-to-text
Since Android Wear's debut, Google has regularly added new features for the wearable software. Today, those gadgets are getting three more tools -- the stuff we first heard about back in November...
12:40 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Instagram introduces 60-second video ads
Instagram's toolset is beginning to diverge for users and advertisers. Since September businesses have been able to upload 30-second video ads -- double the length available to regular users -- a...
12:34 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Three's new pay-as-you-go SIM offers 200MB free data each month
This week, Three added a new pay-as-you-go SIM tariff to its existing contract-free options, and it comes with a rather alluring perk. The Data Reward SIM costs &pound;10 and includes 1GB of data ...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Iowa GOP website exposes voter records for 2 million people
The Iowa caucuses may be over, the state's Republican party still has its hands full. Wall Street Journal reports that the website for the Republican Party of Iowa had a security flaw that expose...
12:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget The new 'Doom' drops on May 13th
The brand-new Doom hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on Friday, May 13th, Bethesda and id Software announced in a trailer today. About this trailer -- we've embedded it below, but make sure to ...
11:34 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Honda recalls another 2.2 million vehicles over airbag trouble
The ongoing saga of defective Takata airbags continues. Honda just announced that it added 2.23 million more vehicles to its recall list, making for a total of 8.51 million affected vehicles in the US...
11:21 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Intel's diversity report shows change is slow, but important
Intel has made a big deal about its commitment to fostering a more inclusive workplace and now wants us all to see how well it did in 2015. The firm is celebrating the fact that it was just about able...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget I'm too out of shape for virtual reality
My knees and thighs ached. If my left shoulder moved more than half a foot out of its neutral position, it lit on fire. Breathing deeply made my back seize with stabbing waves of pain. My pride was hu...
10:38 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Taylor Swift is getting her own mobile game
The company that's famous for making Kim Kardashian: Hollywood has announced that it's making a mobile game inspired by Taylor Swift. Gu Mobile has revealed that it'll craft a title bas...
10:19 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Christian college says mandatory Fitbits won't track sex
Can a Fitbit distinguish between cross-fit and carnal knowledge? It doesn't matter, says Oral Roberts University (ORU) officials, because they won't be scanning data for signs of student coi...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Ubuntu's first tablet doubles as a desktop, goes on sale in Q2
Remember that time Spanish device maker BQ started promoting a new, Ubuntu-powered tablet before Canonical was ready to start talking about it? Well, the Ubuntu developer finally decided to get chatty...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget The best gear for your living room home theater
By Grant ClauserThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.Everyone loves watching a great movie on a big screen wit...
09:42 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Select Twitter users are seeing a dedicated GIF button
Twitter has begun testing a new feature for fans of reaction GIFs. Some users have spotted a dedicated GIF button in their Android apps, smack dab in the middle of the camera and poll icons. Bank of t...
09:35 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Three vows to fix prices to ensure O2 merger is approved
The proposed merger of UK carriers Three and O2 is far from a done deal. The European Commission, which is conducting the official review, telecoms regulator Ofcom and the UK's Competition and Ma...
09:21 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget GoPro is axing budget Hero line, confirms 'connected' Hero5
GoPro had its most challenging year yet in 2015, after a less than successful Hero4 Session launch, a slump in share price, and a swelling product line that confused some customers. To rectify that, t...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Echo can now play music directly from Spotify
Playing Spotify music on the Amazon Echo is now as easy as saying three words: "Alexa, Play Spotify." The e-retailer-slash-device-maker launched voice control for the app and two other music...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Underground AI delivery, sea life discovery and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Xenoturbella deep sea creature doesn't have a brain, eyes or functional gut, but its genetics prove it is one of the oldest forms of ocean life. Also, it looks...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget SYNEK's countertop draft system will soon put growlers on tap
SYNEK's countertop draft beer system is one of many Kickstarter success stories. However, due to alcohol laws in states like North Carolina and Virginia, breweries and retailers couldn't fil...
08:52 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Google engineer finds holes in three 'secure' browsers
It appears no anti-virus or security software is safe from Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy. After recently exposing holes in products from Trend Micro and AVG, the bug hunter has recently...
08:21 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Apple Music now lets Android users save music to an SD card
Apple doesn't often make Android apps, but when it does, it's either to secure more iPhone users or give people access to Apple Music. Now that the streaming app has eclipsed one million dow...
08:10 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget IRS expects its e-file tax system to be back online today
If you're desperate to get tax refund cash via the IRS's e-file system, a server crash may delay it, though not by much. The agency said that it's "stll assessing the scope of the ...
07:01 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Parents can call their kids directly on this smartwatch in Japan
You only need to look at these mamorino watches once to know they're for kids. What might surprise you, though, is that they come with a pretty nice feature, especially for parents of children wh...
06:46 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Matt LeBlanc will be one of the new 'Top Gear' presenters
If you've been following the new series of Top Gear, you'll probably know that the BBC has been hunting for on-screen partners for presenter Chris Evans. There's already been plenty of ...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget 'The Division': Experience New York City as you never have before
New York City's Flatiron District is pure chaos. As I peer around the corner of a skyscraper, automatic rifle in hand, all I see are abandoned cars and people shouting in the streets. I'm no...
05:28 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Get the most out of your next vacation with these 12 apps
Maps, guidebooks and pocket dictionaries used to be regarded as travel essentials - but no longer. The digital age has lightened our luggage and made navigating our way around new places a whole lot e...
04:58 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Assange will 'accept arrest' if he loses UN verdict tomorrow
It had to happen eventually, right? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has announced that he will walk out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London if a United Nations panel rules against him tomorrow. "...
03:35 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget VAIO's debut Windows 10 phone is a lot prettier than its name
A few years ago, Windows Phone tried to make a splash with vibrant colors, sharp contours and unusual palettes. Then things got a little quiet. Now Windows Phone 10 is suddenly upon us, and Japanese p...
03:35 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget VAIO's debut Windows 10 phone is prettier than its name suggests
A few years ago, Windows Phone tried to make a splash with vibrant colors, sharp contours and unusual palettes. Then things got a little quiet. Now Windows Phone 10 is suddenly upon us, and Japanese p...
02:46 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget eBay bug lets hackers embed malicious code into auction pages
Security firm Check Point Software has discovered an eBay vulnerability that gives attackers a way to use the website to phish unsuspecting users or to infect their devices. So long as attackers use a...
01:27 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Twisty fusion reactor goes online after 19 years of work
Germany just took fusion power one big, important step forward. The country's Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics has just switched on Wendelstein 7-X, the first large fusion reactor based on...
12:00 am -05 - Thu, February 4, 2016
Engadget Facebook's latest feature is a supercut of your friendships
Today is Facebook's 12th birthday, or as CEO Mark Zuckerberg likes to call it, Friends Day. To celebrate the occasion, the social network is introducing a new personalized video experience that e...
11:28 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget 'Hitman' blows his cover next week on PlayStation 4
The cold, calculated killer known only as Agent 47 returns to do what he does best sooner than we thought. That's assuming you have a PlayStation 4 and have pre-ordered the next game starring the...
11:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget For some reason, VAIO announces a Windows 10 phone
Japan is getting more Windows Phones. In October, Windows Japan announced that six companies were tackling Windows 10 for mobile, and following the gorgeous NuAns phone, VAIO has revealed its second e...
10:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget US medical panel recommends 3-person embyronic testing
The US National Academy of Medicine recommended Wednesday that the Federal Drug Administration should approve clinical trials for so-called "3-parent embryos." It's a controversial proc...
09:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Activist @Deray Mckesson is running for mayor of Baltimore
In yet another sign of social media's growing impact on the world, one of the most well-known figures of the #BlackLivesMatter movement is running for political office. Deray Mckesson (@Deray) fi...
09:08 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Amazon's retail plans could include a lot more than books
Amazon is taking steps to make its brick-and-mortar dreams come true, according to Recode. Its sources confirm that the e-retailer aims to open not just more book shops, but also other types of retail...
08:27 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Apple ordered to pay $625 million in FaceTime patent lawsuit
VirnetX has been a thorn in Apple's side (and a good chunk of the tech industry) for the better part of this decade. It first sued Apple in 2010 over the alleged use of virtual private network (V...
07:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Google pulls Samsung-backed ad blocker from the Play Store
Samsung may have stirred up more trouble than it was expecting when it started blocking ads in its Android web browser. Google has pulled Adblock Fast, the app partner for Samsung's feature, from...
06:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Here's the 'Simpsons' search engine you've been waiting for
You don't win friends with salad, but you can probably make plenty of new ones by becoming a Simpsons meme machine with Frinkiac, a new search engine dedicated to the show. Just type in a few lin...
06:28 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Justin.tv is set to return as a Snapchat channel
The man who played a key role in pioneering livestreaming as we know it is offering viewers a window into his life once more. Justin Kan announced that his Justin.tv "lifecasting" exploits w...
05:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget 'Alto's Adventure' is coming to Android next week, and it's free
Alto's Adventure was one of the best games to launch on the iPhone last year -- the beautiful visuals, addictive gameplay, and chill soundtrack made for a uniquely laid-back and satisfying experi...
05:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget LG will unveil the G5 on February 21st
It's no secret that LG has something planned for Mobile World Congress this month (it mentioned an event weeks ago), but the Korean tech giant is now making it clear as to what's up. It...
05:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Google experiments with e-books designed for your phone
E-books are just digital recreations of what you can get on paper. Wouldn't it be better if they took advantage of internet-connected mobile devices to tell new stories? Google, at least, wants t...
04:42 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget If you love adult coloring books, you'll enjoy 'Hidden Folks'
Hidden Folks is a deceptive game. It appears simplistic, featuring black-and-white line drawings of busy industrial plants, dense cities, and forests populated by campers and critters. But, its black ...
04:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget YouTube's first original programming will arrive on February 10th
A big part of last fall's YouTube Red launch was the promise of original content for those subscribers shelling out $10 every month. We still have no idea if YouTube's first slate of origina...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget 23andMe says being a morning person is in your genes
Are you the sort of person who wakes up with the Sun? You might not just have a go-getter attitude to thank for it. The genetics firm 23andMe has published a study which suggests that variances in 1...
03:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Google's new head of search is an AI research leader
There's a changing of the guard underway at Google... and it could have big ramifications for how the company tackles its main business. Senior VP of search (and early employee) Amit Singhal is r...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Band 2 gets better battery life with new GPS mode
Despite its flaws, the Microsoft Band 2 is an improvement from Redmond's first attempt at wearables. With an update, the version 2.0 is getting a fix for one of our biggest gripes with the device...
03:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Google staffer makes his own smart bathroom mirror
Smart mirrors are everywhere in tech companies' visions of future homes, but they never seem to show up in real homes -- at best, you might find them in fitting rooms. That just wasn't good...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars' VFX Oscar nominees on making 'The Force Awakens'
If there's one thing you can be certain to find in a Star Wars movie, it's glorious special effects. So after The Force Awakens opened last year, an Academy Award nomination for the film...
02:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving cars hit the rainy streets of Washington state
Google is expanding its self-driving car test to the rainy and hilly city of Kirkland, Washington. In fact, citizens of the Seattle suburb have probably already noticed one of the company's Lexus...
02:35 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Porsche chief is no fan of self-driving cars
Porsche might be embracing electric cars and hybrids, but it's not about to welcome autonomous driving tech with open arms. Company chief Oliver Blume has utterly rejected the prospect of a self-...
02:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Sony's A6300 mirrorless camera shoots 4K in Super 35mm
In similar fashion to Canon, Sony saved its best for after CES 2016. Today, at an event in New York City, the company revealed the A6300 mirrorless camera, a long-awaited successor to the A6000 from t...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget A first-hand quest for the future of sex, Part 2: Mission diverted
I'd just returned from CES, where it was obvious that sex and tech were finally coming together. Despite my rather unfortunate experiences weeks prior, I was feeling inspired.That's when Kii...
01:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Order Dominos Pizza through your Echo during the Super Bowl
Domino's Pizza revealed Wednesday that its customers will be able to order a pie through their Amazon Echo and track the order from oven to doorstep without ever leaving the couch. To do so, you&...
01:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Safety Truck concept starts testing in Argentina
If you've ever driven behind a slow semi-truck on a tight, two-lane road, you'd get the appeal of Samsung's Safety Truck. It's equipped with a camera up front, which sends a live f...
01:16 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Podcasts are showing up in Google Play Music for some users
Yesterday, HBO's Bill Simmons tipped the arrival of podcasts in Google Play Music this month, and the launch appears to be close at hand. In fact, Android Police reports that podcasts are showing...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Pebble adds custom messages and more in latest update
One of the benefits of owning a Pebble smartwatch is that the company is continually adding new features to the e-ink smartwatch, thus improving it over time. Today, the company has announced a slew o...
12:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Google rolling out free gigabit internet in public housing
Google started its gigabit Fiber program in Kansas City and now some of the area's low-income residents will be first to get the service for free. The company is now hooking up homes in Fiber nei...
12:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget FAA drone registry is a privacy nightmare
The FAA is delighted that signups for its new drone registry have hit 300,000. But the agency's buoyant mood is destined for a nosedive. The FAA isn't warning drone owners their names and ad...
12:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Confusion over FAA drone registry results in privacy problems
Correction: This story states that the FAA's new drone registry database is searchable and exposes the private data of citizens and hobbyists. Currently, this is incorrect. The drone registry is ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: How many times should I buy Overwatch?
I have someone with a bit of a cross-platform conundrum today: they want to play Overwatch, the new upcoming hotness from Blizzard, on both their PS4 and gaming PC. I bring on Scott Johnson of The Ins...
11:38 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget A supermassive black hole is shooting X-rays across galaxies
NASA doesn't often compare things to a Death Star, but a phenomenon observed by its Chandra X-ray Observatory apparently qualifies. The composite image above shows a supermassive black hole that ...
11:22 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Tumblr isn't doing as well as Yahoo expected
Yahoo had high hopes for Tumblr when it bought the blogging platform for $1.1 billion in 2013, but it hasn't lived up to its expectations. The troubled company has lowered its valuation to $760 m...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Square is selling its NFC payment reader in Apple Stores
Last November, Square finally got on with the times and unveiled an NFC-friendly reader, but it was only available on Square's website. Now, however, it's available in Apple retail stores to...
10:42 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Indycar driver tests smart shirt to track the perils of racing
Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo has revealed that it quietly tested its futuristic smart clothing during Indycar races last year. The firm teamed up with driver Tony Kanaan to create a version of its...
10:30 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget London taxis must accept contactless payments from October
It's official: London's entire black cab fleet will be required to accept card and contactless payments from October this year. The new regulation received final approval from the Transport ...
10:21 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Amazon brings its Alexa assistant to first-gen Fire TVs
Now that the 4K Fire TV has taken center stage, Amazon might be forgiven for showing a little less love for its older streaming devices. However, that doesn't appear to be the case, after the onl...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Super Bowl 50 athletes tell us about their favorite tech
Super Bowl 50 will take place this Sunday in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and as a result, both the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers are already on the ground in the Bay Are...
09:42 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Google engineer fries Pixel testing USB Type-C cable
You might not remember Benson Leung, the Google engineer that tasked himself with examining USB Type-C cables. He's been diligently doing so for months, but he's calling his tests to a halt ...
09:19 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget HTC burned another $101 million in the last three months
Much as we'd like to sugarcoat it, the unfortunate truth is that HTC is in trouble, and the situation is only getting worse. The phone maker has posted a third consecutive loss-making quarter, ea...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget I survived a celebrity trainer workout with Fitbit's Alta
Half-way through a grueling thirty-minute workout concocted by Harley Pasternak -- a world-renowned trainer who's worked with an exhaustive list of celebrities -- I realized I made a horrible mis...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Cockroach torture, an app for Parkinson's and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A cybernetic cockroach how-to describes how to use an Arduino to control where a cockroach goes, which makes all of us uncomfortable....
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Fitbit's low-profile Alta tracker is up for preorders
FitBit announced on Wednesday that its newest fitness tracker, the Alta, is now available for preorder. Unlike the recently announced mid-level Blaze (which we weren't too impressed with) or top-...
08:25 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Court rules that felon has to wear GPS ankle device for life
A convicted pedophile from Wisconsin has no choice but to continue wearing the worst wearable device ever -- a GPS ankle tracker -- for the rest of his life. According to Ars Technica, the offender na...
07:50 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget 'Counter-Strike' player tricks cheaters into getting banned
Cheating has plagued the various incarnations of Counter-Strike practically since its servers went online in 1999 and one resourceful Redditor has had enough. User AndroidL created a trio of fake hack...
07:45 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Indie darling 'Gone Home' hits UK consoles next week
It's been an agonising wait, but Gone Home will soon be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the UK. The game's console debut was originally slated for mid-January, however some last m...
06:55 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Bloodhound's land speed record attempt delayed until 2017
It looks like we may have to wait a little longer to see a car break the 1,000mph barrier. After wowing crowds with its supersonic car back in September last year, the British-led Bloodhound SSC team ...
06:12 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Craig Charles won't be presenting the 'Robot Wars' reboot
We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but Craig Charles will not be reprising his role as presenter for the upcoming Robot Wars reboot -- and there'll be no Philippa Forrester trawling the p...
05:55 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget NYT: Amazon plans to open more brick-and-mortar bookstores
Amazon's physical bookstore in Seattle might not be its first and last. According to The New York Times, the e-retailer is planning to open more brick-and-mortar bookstores in the future. Sandeep...
05:05 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Nintendo explains its rewards program and that smartphone app
Nintendo's first smartphone entry is gradually, actually, happening. During investor call earlier today, the company showcased what is actually going on, how it'll make attempt to make most ...
05:05 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Nintendo explains its reward program and that smartphone app
Nintendo's first smartphone entry is gradually, actually, happening. During an investor call earlier today, the company showcased what is actually going on and how it'll attempt to make the ...
04:01 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is officially acquiring SwiftKey
The rumors were true. Keyboard app developer SwiftKey has been swooped up by Microsoft for an undisclosed fee. The company stresses its apps will "continue to be available on Android and iOS,&quo...
03:49 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Apple bought the company that exposed its flawed firmware
What do you do when researchers create a worm that infects your company's firmware? If you're Apple, you buy the researchers. Last August, news broke of a exploit named "Thunderstrike 2...
03:05 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Lenovo finally profitable on mobile after buying Motorola
Lenovo is making money in PCs despite a flaccid market, and declining mobile sales apparently aren't bothering it, either. The company made a solid $300 million in net profit this quarter, even t...
01:52 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Carbon nanotube film is stronger and stretchier than kevlar
Researchers at East China University of Science &amp; Technology have finally managed to develop a macroscopic material that exhibits the same strength and pliability as individual nanotubes. In f...
12:31 am -05 - Wed, February 3, 2016
Engadget Watch Amazon spoof tech culture in its upcoming sci-fi movie
There's already a spot-on parody of tech industry culture you can watch, but Amazon -- a big part of that industry -- might have a clever satire of its own. Its studio wing just released the firs...
11:18 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Nintendo sold almost 10 million Amiibos in the last three months
While Nintendo didn't have a lot of good news to share in its latest earnings report, it's now elaborated on a new money-maker. Yep, those Amiibo: for-real figurines that can connect to comp...
10:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Comcast's gigabit internet makes its way to Atlanta
The slow march toward blazing fast internet is upon us, and Comcast is bringing its DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit service to a few more cities. Soon the fine people of Atlanta and Nashville will be able to (like...
10:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Scientists raised endangered coral species in the lab
Elkhorn is a critical reef-building species in the Caribbean, and the fact that it's endangered proves that our coral reefs are in huge trouble. In an effort to help the planet's reefs recov...
09:18 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Kindle e-reader update gives quick access to your books
Who said that dedicated e-readers were dead? Certainly not Amazon. It's rolling out a major Kindle reader update that breathes new life into your e-paper experience. The most conspicuous impro...
08:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget The Turing Phone will ship with Sailfish OS, not Android
The Turing Phone promises to be the sturdiest, most secure smartphone around, and now it boasts one more unique feature: Jolla's Sailfish operating system. The Turing Phone will not use Android a...
07:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget YouTube reportedly plans to support live 360-degree videos
360-degree videos are all the rage nowadays, and YouTube is at the forefront of that trend. The internet service began supporting this type of content last March, which it later expanded to be compati...
07:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey
Microsoft has made a habit out of acquiring significant mobile app makers, but its next deal may cut particularly close to the bone for smartphone fans. The Financial Times' sources understand t...
07:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is reportedly buying SwiftKey (update: official)
Microsoft has made a habit out of acquiring significant mobile app makers, but its next deal may cut particularly close to the bone for smartphone fans. The Financial Times' sources understand th...
06:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget NSA will unite divisions to better tackle online threats
The US' National Security Agency isn't as united as it looks at first glance. Its intelligence gathering division (the one that conducts mass surveillance and hacking) and cyberdefense group...
06:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Zagg buys battery phone case maker Mophie for $100 million
In what appears to be a coming-together of a phone accessory empire, Zagg has just announced that it's buying Mophie for at least $100 million, with perhaps more to be awarded later on depending ...
05:59 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Studio sues makers of 'NBA 2K16' for using player tattoos
Sports video games attempt to offer an experience that's as lifelike as possible, which includes details like players' tattoos. NBA 2K16 is a title that does just that, and the pursuit of ac...
05:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Yahoo is laying off 1,700 people and closing five offices
Yahoo can't seem to figure out how to turn itself around. Today it announced a new "aggressive strategic plan" to pare itself down to focus on its strength in its Q4 earnings report. Th...
05:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Instagram launches its first original video series
Snapchat's attempt at scripted shows didn't go so well, but that isn't stopping Instagram from giving the concept a whirl: it's launching Series 5, its first original video series....
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Twitch offers a close look at first-person film 'Hardcore Henry'
Hardcore Henry is basically a mix of Jason Bourne, Captain America and Call of Duty. It's an action epic about a man who wakes from near-death in a futuristic laboratory and with no memory of his...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Microsoft shows how NFL fans could use HoloLens in the future
It's going to be a while before HoloLens, Microsoft's newly developed augmented reality headset, will become a mainstream product. But since its debut last year, the tech giant has been teas...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget HBO's Bill Simmons outs Google podcast plans
Google tipped podcasts for Play Music back in the fall, but it looks like the company is finally prepping for their debut. Thanks to HBO's Bill Simmons, the Twitterverse now knows that Google Pla...
04:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Uber updates its look
Uber has new app icons, a fresh logotype, and region-specific background colors and patterns, company co-founder Travis Kalanick shows off in a blog post today. The new icons for both the rider and pa...
03:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Your fitness tracker probably has security issues
Ever wondered how secure you are with a fitness tracker on your wrist? The researchers at Open Effect have... and their answer is "not as much as you'd probably like." In their analys...
03:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Google OnHub routers are finally getting guest WiFi
As clever as Google's OnHub routers are, they've had a few glaring omissions... like, say, a guest mode to accommodate your friends. However, the company is making amends for at least one of...
03:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Twitter conversations now have their own pop-up window
If you participate in Twitter conversations with multiple accounts, you know that once you get past seven replies it can be difficult to keep track of the chat and your dynamic timeline. Today Twitter...
02:28 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Microsoft formally recalls Surface Pro power cords
Microsoft said it would recall Surface Pro power cords to head off potential fire risks, and it's following through on that promise. The Redmond crew has officially recalled about 2.25 million AC...
02:11 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget NASA's first SLS launch will send cubesats into deep space
NASA announced on Tuesday that the first mission for its new Space Launch System in 2018, dubbed Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), will send more than a dozen mini-satellites as well as an unmanned Orion ...
01:38 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Apple's smaller iPhone and new iPad tipped for March 15th event
The iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 rumors are piling up, and it looks like we won't have to wait long to get the official details. Both BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski and 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, ...
01:22 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Time-twisting shooter 'Superhot' arrives on February 25th
The innovative, time-based shooter Superhot has had a long, unusual road to completion -- it started out as a clever idea at a game jam, got off the ground through a successful crowdfunding campaign a...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget It takes a village: The rise of virtual pop star Hatsune Miku
The crowd waves neon green glow sticks in the air. The performer they came to see is loading on a screen. After a kaleidoscopic burst of magic dust, Hatsune Miku, one of Japan's preeminent pop st...
12:41 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung reportedly launches its VR camera February 21st
Tired of waiting for Samsung's virtual reality-oriented Project Beyond camera to be more than just a well-meaning idea? You might just get your hands on it (or rather, something like it) soon. Sa...
12:19 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Tesla is launching new Powerwall home batteries in 2016
Tesla's Powerwall was a big success from the moment that Elon Musk launched it last year. In fact, the device is sold out until mid-2016, and may have already hit $1 billion in sales. It turns ou...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget The best blender
By Christine Cyr ClissetThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After researching dozens of blenders, ta...
11:44 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud adds stations to encourage music discovery
It's no secret that SoundCloud is aiming to roll out its audio streaming service this year, and the company is laying the groundwork with new features. With an update to both the Android and iOS ...
11:22 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Tesla dealerships aim to play Michigan at its own game
You can't buy a Tesla in Michigan because, like in many states, local laws prohibit manufacturers selling to their customers directly. To do so would cut out dealerships, which just happen to hav...
11:05 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget BBC to retain Olympics coverage until at least 2024
The BBC has broadcast coverage of the Olympic Games for countless decades, but that legacy was put under threat last summer. While the BBC already had the 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympics locked up, Disco...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Xbox One Gears of War Ultimate Edition courtesy of GameStop!
GameStop was nice enough to drop off an Xbox One Gears of War Ultimate Edition console to our offices and we're looking to pass it along to a lucky Engadget reader this week. This bundle includes...
10:55 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget BT's phone and broadband services go down across the UK
If you're a BT customer and you're experiencing issues with your home phone or broadband connection, you are not alone. The company has confirmed both services are suffering from network iss...
10:55 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget BT Broadband goes down across the UK
If you're a BT customer and you're experiencing issues with your broadband connection, you are not alone. The company has confirmed its internet service is suffering from network issues, whi...
10:39 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving simulator helps it refine its cars
Google's self-driving simulator apparently plays a big role in the development of the company's autonomous vehicle technology despite its cadre of cars being tested on actual roads. In its l...
10:21 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Mars Curiosity rover gets into VR with a Facebook 360 video
NASA has posted a Facebook 360 video taken by the Mars Curiosity rover from the surface of Mars that Mark Zuckerberg himself re-posted and called "neat." (A one ton, nuclear buggy takes take...
10:02 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget 'B' is for burn rate: Sesame Street launches a venture fund
PBS staple Sesame Street has come a long way since it relied on donations from viewers like you, having recently made a historic deal with HBO. Now its nonprofit arm, Sesame Workshop, will dole out ca...
09:42 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Evernote to stop selling notebooks, scanners and socks
Evernote is still one of the most popular and fully-featured note-taking apps, however as a business it's been struggling of late. Following extensive layoffs and the departure of its long-time C...
09:22 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Cast your vote for March's free PlayStation 4 indie game
With the Iowa caucuses behind us, it's understandable if you want to make your voice heard again before this November. Well, PlayStation has your back because Vote to Play is making a return. Sta...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Animal vs. drone, 3D-printed living bone and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Dutch police are training eagles to attack drones in areas deemed off-limits while simultaneously being way more rad than other antidrone solutions that use nets....
08:29 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget 'Knights and Bikes' is a charming co-op game set in '80s Britain
Every so often we'll spot a game in the bowels of Kickstarter which, despite all of the problems associated with crowdfunding, grabs our attention and won't let go. Knights and Bikes is one ...
07:30 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget BT's updated TV app has an on-demand section just for kids
Like the UK's other big TV providers, BT offers customers an app that lets them manage their YouView+ set-top box and access some of the content they pay for when they're away from the livin...
07:14 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget suitX launches lightweight and affordable exoskeleton
suitX, the robotics company out of University of California, Berkeley's Human Engineering Lab has launched its first exoskeleton after years of development. It's called Phoenix, a relatively...
06:12 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Politician rallying against SWATting falls victim herself
Writing about SWATting victims is as depressing as writing about data breaches, but this is the future we live in. In regards to the former, the politician who's come out strongest against the po...
05:22 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Sainsbury's is prepared to pay 1.3 billion for Argos
Sainsbury's mission to expand its non-food empire has been given a big boost after it agreed terms on a &pound;1.3 billion bid for Argos owner Home Retail Group. With its latest proposal, the...
05:11 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is getting a LEGO video game
Frustrated that The Force Awakens won't feature in any Star Wars: Battlefront DLC? No matter. While the graphics won't be quite the same, LEGO and developer TT Games will soon have you cover...
04:26 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's profit slump shows the NX can't come soon enough
Nintendo didn't do too bad in 2015, but its latest financial report highlight's one thing: while the company's not struggling, it's depending too much on a handful of legacy titles...
04:21 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk loses over 100,000 customers following hack
It was inevitable that last October's cyber attack would drive some customers away from TalkTalk. At the time, the extent of the damage was unclear but the company has finally shared some numbers...
04:00 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Opera adds mute tab option and better download interface
Opera may be lagging behind the more popular browser choices today, but it hasn't given up on rewarding its loyal users with new features. Version 35 for computers has just been released, and wit...
02:55 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Soft robotic fingers can pick up even fragile objects
&Eacute;cole polytechnique f&eacute;d&eacute;rale de Lausanne's (EPFL's) new robotic grippers don't look anything like fingers, but they can pick up even delicate objects li...
01:38 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget easyJet's hybrid plane design has a hydrogen fuel cell inside
Aiming to save the European airline money, oh and the environment, easyJet hopes to trial new hybrid plane designs later this year. We're not talking about a new paint job or minor wing design ch...
12:01 am -05 - Tue, February 2, 2016
Engadget Uber drivers' rates protest takes to the SF streets
The Uber drivers are milling around in the parking lot of the now demolished Candlestick Park and they're antsy. But mostly, they're pissed. They're making less than when they first sta...
11:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget EOS-1D X Mark II: Canon's flagship DSLR goes 4K
There's no doubt Nikon stole CES 2016, thanks to the D5, D500 and KeyMission 360 announcements. But rival Canon seems to have saved its best for after the show. Today, it's introducing the E...
10:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Preview premium channels for free on Verizon FiOS
Verizon announced a new perk for its FiOS customers on Monday that will allow them to preview HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, EPIX or Starz for up to 48 hours. The offer will be available on not only live TV ...
09:39 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Samsung will lend you a free Galaxy Note 5 while you're in Korea
South Korea really, really wants you to know that it's a technology hub, and it's willing to offer some unusual perks to tourists to underscore that point. The Korea Tourism Organization is...
08:58 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Virtual reality support for 'The Witness' sounds shaky
Your brain might be sore from The Witness' puzzles but you won't have to worry about motion sickness from playing it in another format on your PlayStation 4. We've confirmed with develo...
08:37 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Crooked Silk Road investigator arrested a second time
You'd think that a former Secret Service agent caught stealing Bitcoins during the Silk Road case would know better than to try to elude authorities, but apparently that isn't the case. Ex-i...
07:59 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: Super Bowl 50, 'Better Call Saul'
Yes, Sunday is Super Bowl time. Panthers vs. Broncos to decide this season's NFL champion. In the run up to that however, we have a pair of true-crime series kicking off, as FX presents a show ab...
07:39 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook tweaks your News Feed to show more relevant stories
Facebook typically floats stories to the top of your News Feed based on how likely people are to interact with them, but as you can probably attest, that's not how it works in real life. Just bec...
07:04 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Mechanical 'trees' generate energy by swaying in the wind
What if windmills looked more like trees? Well, a team of engineers at Ohio State University is looking for answer to that question with structures that resemble trees, but actually create energy when...
06:38 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Obama seeks $1 billion for cancer 'moonshot' over two years
During his final State of the Union address, President Obama detailed a "moonshot" goal of curing cancer. He also put Vice President Joe Bidden in charge of the task force. It looks like the...
06:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Prep for the Iowa caucuses: Check out the Engadget Election Guide
Tonight the process of selecting the nominees for president from the Democratic and Republican parties officially gets underway in Iowa. The citizens of the Hawkeye State will gather and physically or...
05:57 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Whatsapp messenger hits 1 billion monthly users
Last time Whatsapp crowed about its active monthly user count, it was a zero shy of where it is now: 1 billion. The outfit says that's almost one in seven people on Earth who use Facebook's ...
05:40 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Gmail has over 1 billion active users
Does it feel like virtually everyone you know has a Gmail address? You're not alone. While discussing its latest fiscal results, Alphabet has confirmed that there are now over 1 billion active Gm...
05:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Zika virus declared an international health emergency
If it wasn't already patently clear that the Zika virus poses a serious threat, it is now. The World Health Organization has declared that Zika is a health emergency "of international conce...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Music streaming now counts towards gold and platinum certification
Music streaming has been all the rage for years now, but the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had yet weigh its merits. However, that's about to change. Starting today, the RIAA w...
04:28 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Alphabet earnings shows just how much Google's 'other bets' are losing
The newly-minted Alphabet (made up of Google proper and the variety of ventures that make up the "Other Bets" the company is involved in) has just released its first full quarter of financia...
04:20 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: Lenovo's Yoga 900 and Samsung's Gear VR
It's been about two months since Engadget's updated its buyer's guide -- we were busy eating holiday cookies, preparing for CES, going to CES and then recovering from CES (phew). Fortun...
03:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Dish's 4K-ready Hopper 3 DVR is now available
Although the Hopper 3 was supposed to arrive at the end of January, Dish isn't too late on its promise. The company's third-generation DVR, which supports 4K and up to six Joey receivers sim...
03:11 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Detachable tablet sales are taking off
The tablet market might be tanking as a whole, but there's apparently one major bright spot: tablets with detachable keyboards. While IDC estimates that slate shipments were down almost 14 percen...
02:46 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Amazon inks deal with Mattel for American Girl TV specials
If your little one is a fan of Mattel's American Girl dolls, you may want to consider a Prime membership. Or at least make sure yours doesn't expire anytime soon. Amazon announced a deal tod...
02:21 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget The #2015bestnine Instagram meme was made to help launch a dating app
There's a decent chance you saw &mdash; and might have gotten annoyed by &mdash; a slew of #2015bestnine photo collages mucking up your Instagram feed just before the new year. Well, it t...
01:56 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Google makes it easier to keep up with the presidential candidates
It's an election year here in the United States. In truth, the candidates started eating up news cycles well before 2016 started. Regardless, keeping up with each of their platforms and statement...
01:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Google wants more control over Nexus smartphones
Google's Nexus phones to date have been partnerships, where the hardware manufacturer lets its talents ships. The Nexus 6P may be Android's ultimate reference device, but there's no mi...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Farewell to the Ziegfeld, one of the last movie palaces
Last Thursday, New York City's majestic Ziegfeld Theater took its final bow with a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was, in many ways, a tragic end for Manhattan's last single-s...
12:24 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget US and Europe struggle to agree on data sharing
How tech companies share your data overseas is a thorny issue, and it doesn't appear to be getting any easier. The US and European Union failed to reach a deal over data sharing before an end-of...
12:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget 'Star Citizen' solo game will cost you extra after February 14th
Right now, pre-ordering Star Citizen gets you both the open, massively multiplayer namesake game and Squadron 42, its recently established single-player counterpart. However, it won't be that goo...
11:52 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget UK to test self-driving cars on 41 mile 'connected corridor'
The UK government has dipped into the public purse once again to help finance a handful of autonomous car projects. One of the more interesting proposals is a 41 mile "connected corridor" th...
11:38 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Study shows some 3D printing fumes can be harmful
If you do a lot of 3D printing and are worried about the fumes, you may want to read a new study from US and French researchers. It measured the amount of particles emitted by five 3D printers using n...
11:20 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget iPad Air 3 drawing hints at a smaller iPad Pro
It's February, which means we're likely just one and a half months away from the next Apple launch event -- one where we can expect a 4-inch "iPhone 6c" "iPhone 5se" and ...
10:58 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget America is angry about Europe's tax investigations
An eyeliner-clad official from the US treasury has traveled to Brussels to scream leave Google alone! at their European counterparts. International tax chief Robert Stack has accused the European Unio...
10:38 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget LG's first Super Bowl ad features Liam Neeson and cheesy sci-fi
Liam Neeson seems like he can anything these days -- including hawk LG's OLED technology. For the company's Super Bowl commercial debut, Neeson stars as a "man from the future" del...
10:19 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Cycling officials find motor hidden inside competition bike
"Doped bikes" that use hidden motors to give riders a boost have long been suspected but never seen. However, officials accused 19-year-old Belgian star Femke Van den Driesshe (above) of &qu...
10:10 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Parliamentary committee finds UK snooping bill too vague
The Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill is preparing to lay out its concerns and recommendations for the new surveillance legislation, following its final evidence session with prim...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Aiding Syrian refugees, one iris scan at a time
Over six million people are thought to have been displaced by the Syrian civil war, leading to a human crisis on a scale not seen in decades. While countries around the world have offered aid and asyl...
09:41 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the sea
Microsoft is on a mission to put its server farms at the bottom of the ocean. That might sound self-destructive, but there's method in the madness -- such an approach, the company believes, could...
09:21 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Android browser can now block ads
Ad blocking, it appears, is no longer just reserved for app developers -- device makers are getting in on the act too. After Apple led the way and ASUS recently announcing it would begin shipping devi...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget GE banks on LEDs, ditches compact fluorescent bulbs in the US
If you're the sort of person who gets worked up about what goes in your light fixtures, listen up. Starting today, GE is phasing out production of compact fluorescent light bulbs &mdash; yeah...
08:30 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget UK scientists get permission to 'gene edit' human embryos
A team of British scientists has been approved to use "gene editing" techniques on human embryos, in the hope that it will better our understanding of early human life. A group at the Franci...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Car screens are getting force touch tech
Large touchscreen infotainment systems have become an important feature in modern cars, but they can also be a huge distraction for drivers. Synaptics thinks it would help if you could "feel"...
07:29 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Eagles are being trained to take out illegal drones
Forget anti-drone drones, one of nature's most majestic hunters may soon play a valuable role in taking down dangerous UAVs. As part of a new trial, the Dutch National Police force has begun trai...
07:02 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Electronic music gets its own televised awards show
Variety is reporting that Fox will broadcast the inaugural Electronic Music Awards on Saturday, April 23rd at 8pm. The network has teamed up with superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold to create the event as a c...
06:20 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Researchers are looking into how to use cryotherapy safely
Cryotherapy, not to be confused with cryogenics, involves short-term exposure to sub-zero temperatures, and is used by athletes to reduce pain, improve recovery time, and sometimes in itself for pain ...
05:02 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Sundance champ 'Birth of a Nation' chose Fox over Netflix
This weekend Nate Parker's film The Birth of a Nation won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury and Audience prizes for a drama, just days after signing a record $17.5 million distribution deal w...
03:45 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget Man found not guilty after confiscating his child's iPhone
You can safely say that you have control over your kids' devices when you're living with them, but it's trickier if you split up with your partner and share custody -- and one former co...
02:18 am -05 - Mon, February 1, 2016
Engadget NASA is making a data modem driven by light
Now that photonic (that is, light-based) chips are a practical reality, they're going to get their ultimate test: space. NASA is developing an integrated photonics modem that will be used to tes...
11:32 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget Facebook, Instagram make text art from your photos
Who knew that Facebook had a secret artistic side? Mathias Bynens did, at least. He recently noticed that Facebook and Instagram automatically turn many public photos into ASCII art just by adding a f...
10:12 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget Meet Samsung's Galaxy S7 on February 21st
Waiting to see if Samsung can rekindle its smartphone sales streak with Galaxy S number seven? You won't be waiting long: media invites, as well as a tease-next-to-nothing teaser video have both ...
09:57 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget Comcast customer's Raspberry Pi bot tweets when speeds are lousy
No one likes complaining to an internet service provider, but it's especially frustrating when you're not getting the performance you're paying for. Many ISPs refuse to do anything unl...
08:28 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget Reggie Watts made a weird comedy just for VR
Reggie Watts is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of both technology and humor, and he just found a way to do both at once. He recently produced Waves, a mind-melting comedy (it involves joining ...
07:01 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget UNICEF is looking to invest in tech that helps children in need
The United Nations Children's Fund, more commonly known as UNICEF, wants to start investing more in technology startups. This new initiative is part of its Innovation Fund, which seeks to develop...
07:01 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget UNICEF looking to invest in tech that helps children in need
The United Nations Children's Fund, more commonly known as UNICEF, wants to start investing more in technology startups. This new initiative is part of its Innovation Fund, which seeks to develop...
06:07 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget 'Blackshades' webcam malware co-creator gets probation
The head of the 'Blackshades' hacking ring might be doing hard time, but one of his former partners won't be facing so bleak a future. A judge has sentenced malware co-creator Michael ...
04:46 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget VR video brings you closer to presidential candidates
Sure, you can watch political debates and rally replays to get a feel for a presidential campaign, but what's it really like to be swept up in the fervor of a meet-and-greet or stump speech? The ...
03:16 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget Curiosity rover takes a selfie on a Martian dune
Curiosity continues to explore the red planet almost four year since it landed in 2012, and over the course of its journey, it's taken the kind of selfies we don't mind seeing. Its latest se...
02:15 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget A closer look at the vehicles designed for the Hyperloop Pod competition
Trains in the US are slow and boring. They may have brought this country together over 100 years ago, but unless you're commuting, when we think about spanning long distances, we look to the sky....
01:45 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget Life with the LG V10 and its oddball second screen
I was initially skeptical of LG's V10. Both the second screen and dual selfie cameras struck me as classic phone gimmicks in the vein of the Samsung Continuum or Kyocera Echo: They seem like good...
12:29 pm -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget MIT students win Hyperloop pod design competition
Crews are already building the first Hyperloop tracks, but how about the vehicles to run on those tracks? Don't worry, they're coming soon: MIT has won a SpaceX competition that challenged ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget The After Math: These numbers are 'yuge'
The GOP holding a debate without the overcooked sweetpotato that is Donald Trump wasn't even the week's biggest news. We found the world's biggest solar system, US Customs confiscated a...
09:30 am -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'Deathproof' vehicles and more!
Many automakers are working on self-driving cars, but Volvo is the first to announce plans for completely "deathproof" vehicles by the year 2020. Meanwhile, General Motors invested $500 mill...
08:00 am -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget A brief history of open letters to Twitter
By Harry McCrackenThis article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.Slate's David Auerbach has a plan to fix Twitter. In brief, it involves making it a more welcom...
04:48 am -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Audible stocks up on original radio programming
Amazon really wants you to listen to its podcast and audio-book service, Audible. And it's hoping to win you over by grabbing comedians like Maria Bamford and folks from the public radio and podc...
01:02 am -05 - Sun, January 31, 2016
Engadget European SpaceDataHighway's first satellite lifts off
The ESA's and Airbus Defence and Space's ambitious European Data Relay System (EDRS) project has reached a milestone this January 29th. Its first laser-satellite system has blasted off to sp...