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11:44 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Google makes it easier to bring VR to your apps and the web
The challenge of bringing virtual reality to the masses isn't so much recording it as putting it in front of people's eyeballs. How do you plunk VR into an app without resorting to exotic c...
11:13 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' lands September 30th
Final Fantasy XV hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30th, Square Enix announced during its Uncovered live event in Los Angeles. The release date may not be a surprise for everyone, consideri...
10:50 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' is getting a movie and an anime series
You like Final Fantasy, right? Well get ready for a surfeit of entertainment options as Square Enix is serving up not only an anime series, but also a movie alongside the almost decade-old (still not ...
10:03 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger launches its first airline bot
Facebook Messenger has a new bot, and this one can deliver all your flight info to one thread. The Messenger team has announced that its first airline partner's, the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines'...
09:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Watch the live 'Final Fantasy XV' event right here
Square Enix is calling today's big event in Los Angeles Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, so prepare for some serious revelations. The game has been in development for a decade, and it hasn't bee...
08:48 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget AOL chief wants to turn the company into an ad empire
Verizon bought Engadget's parent company AOL for its ad tech, that much we knew. And the man behind that deal was none other than AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong, who The Wall Street Journal re...
07:56 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Soccer legend Pele suing Samsung over doppelganger
Korean tech giant Samsung isn't a stranger to lawsuits, with its most famous legal battle being that never-ending one against Apple. But now, Samsung is about to face another legal challenge, aft...
07:13 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft hopes Cortana will lead an army of chatbots to victory
If Bloomberg Businessweek's latest cover story didn't make obvious enough, the hour or so the company dedicated to them on stage at its BUILD developer conference should have cleared up any ...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk says this is 'part 1' of the Tesla Model 3 reveal
If you're ready for Tesla's $35,000 electric vehicle and have $1,000 ready to put down, then your day has dawned -- at least in Australia. Elon Musk tweeted a pic of the Model 3 pre-order li...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Dyson's latest air purifier measures your air quality
Exactly one year ago, we managed to get our hands on the then new Dyson Pure Cool air purifier and quickly fell in love with it. While folks outside Asia are still waiting for the Pure Hot + Cool, Dys...
06:43 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Chatting with Skype bots feels like talking to a search engine
Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it would be integrating chat bots into Skype, thus allowing you to have quick conversations with a variety of businesses and services. At the Build 2016 keynote...
06:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Engadget has a new Windows 10 app!
Forgive us for tooting our own horn, but Microsoft isn't the only company with big Windows news today -- we have some, too. Engadget has released a new app for Windows 10, giving you quick access...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Build 2016 conference by the numbers
Despite somehow managing to stretch 20 minutes worth of actual news into a two and a half-hour slog, Microsoft announced a host of new products and services at its 2016 Build developers conference on ...
05:14 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Oculus Rift teardown reveals an easy-to-fix VR headset
Now that the finished version of the Oculus Rift is here, you might be wondering what's inside and how easily you can replace parts if something goes terribly wrong. You won't have to guess ...
04:35 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Uber wants to offer help entirely within its app
Uber's ridesharing service is good when it works, but getting help for it can be a mess -- just ask anyone who has botched a payment or tried to get a refund. Thankfully, though, the company isn...
04:08 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Google gives its search app a new voice
You're likely well-acquainted with the voice of Google's search app, but get ready: Google is shaking things up. The company has introduced a new voice that promises to be subtler and more n...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget 'World of Warcraft' to get a book series aimed at kids
World of Warcraft has been around for more than a decade, fleshing out the world of Azeroth with new lands, stories and characters. Its subscriber base is slowly shrinking, but the Warcraft brand cont...
03:13 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget The Feds are demanding that Google unlock phones as well
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) compiled and released a map of where the federal government is currently taking Apple, Google -- and in some cases, both -- to court in order to compel the co...
02:48 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Apple's latest Safari browser is built for developers
You no longer have to try an OS X beta (or a WebKit nightly build) to see where Apple is going with Safari's under-the-hood features. The tech firm has released a Safari Technology Preview that ...
02:24 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry 10's new Facebook app lives only on the web
BlackBerry 10 is on life support, with few sales and fewer devices. It's in such a bad state that the company has switched its attention to Android, giving developers little reason to support its...
01:51 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Skype gets HoloLens support and help from Cortana
Microsoft isn't just content to work on a universal Skype app -- it has much bigger plans in store. It's developing a version of Skype for HoloLens that, as you'd expect, lets you chat...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's AI strategy is more than just Cortana
With the Tay fiasco fresh in our minds, Microsoft has unveiled its "conversations as a platform" strategy at its annual developer conference Build to get devs to create AI bots that work wit...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's AI strategy is about more than just Cortana
With the Tay fiasco fresh in our minds, Microsoft has unveiled its "Conversations as a Platform" at its annual Build developer conference Build, in the hopes that devs will create AI bots th...
01:24 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Cortana will soon make suggestions throughout your day
Cortana has come a long way since it debuted nearly two years ago. As time goes by, Microsoft's virtual assistant keeps getting smarter, with features like helping you scan emails to keep track o...
01:03 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Anyone can turn their Xbox One into a software dev kit
The dream of turning your Xbox One into a software development kit is finally real. Phil Spencer announced today during the Build keynote that it'll be pretty simple too. Essentially, download th...
12:53 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's HoloLens starts shipping to developers today
We knew Microsoft would be shipping the first wave of HoloLens pre-orders to developers today, but now we're getting a look at what that kit will look like. Inside the box, you'll of course ...
12:51 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft and NASA want you to walk on Mars
Microsoft and NASA have been collaborating on ingenious ways to use mixed reality as an aid for astronauts since last year. Last December, as part of NASA's Sidekick project, two HoloLens headset...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget New Universal Windows apps include Facebook, Instagram
Redmond surprised developers at Build by launching Linux Bash support, but it's now gone back to its bread and butter with updates to its Universal Windows apps. As a reminder, those are apps tha...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Linux command line tools are coming to Windows 10
Now here's something you likely didn't expect at Microsoft's Build developer conference: a staple feature of Linux (and Unix) is coming to Windows 10. The company is integrating the Bas...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Linux command-line tools are coming to Windows 10
Now here's something you likely didn't expect at Microsoft's Build developer conference: A staple feature of Linux (and Unix) is coming to Windows 10. The company is integrating the Bas...
12:07 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Windows 10's Anniversary Update arrives this summer
Just because Microsoft is less focused on monolithic Windows releases doesn't mean it's forgetting to deliver big upgrades. The company has used Build 2016 to announce an Anniversary Update ...
12:07 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Windows 10's 'Anniversary Update' arrives this summer
Just because Microsoft is less focused on monolithic Windows releases doesn't mean it's forgetting to deliver big upgrades. The company has used Build 2016 to announce a so-called Anniversar...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: Will VR work with monocular vision?
Welcome back to the show, everyone! We're all getting pretty excited about the VR headsets coming to market this year, and a good portion of those users will be wearing glasses.But what about tho...
11:25 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Live from Microsoft's Build 2016 keynote!
It's time once again for Build, Microsoft's annual developer conference, where the company lays out its plan for the year ahead. Since Windows 10 is already out there in the wild -- where it...
11:11 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' on mobile to offer mods and command blocks
On the desktop, command blocks are useful tools for experienced Minecraft players. Enter a forward slash in the chat window and you can enter some pseudo-programming to teleport, change the weather an...
11:11 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' on mobile to get mods and command blocks
On the desktop, command blocks are useful tools for experienced Minecraft players. Enter a forward slash in the chat window and you can enter some pseudo-programming to teleport, change the weather an...
10:52 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Drilling makes Oklahoma as earthquake-prone as California
Drilling for oil and gas has made parts of Oklahoma and Kansas as likely to be hit by major earthquakes as California. A new United States Geological Survey (USGS) hazard map shows that the risk of a ...
10:25 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Here's how to watch Microsoft's opening-day Build keynote
Microsoft is about to kick off its annual Build conference in San Francisco this week. The debut of Windows 10 made all the news last year. Now, about eight months since its launch, we're expecti...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is betting big on AI chatbots like Tay
Tay, the AI-powered chatbot that ended up spewing hate speech on Twitter, is just the beginning for Microsoft. At its Build developer conference later today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will unveil a ...
09:54 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget CNBC taught a horribly botched lesson in password security
CNBC just learned a hard, hard lesson about password security. The news outlet posted (and promptly took down) an article on the subject whose centerpiece was a "how strong is your password?"...
09:26 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Spotify bets on debt to fund expansion
Spotify has raised $1 billion in a deal onlookers have called "strict" and "devilish." Rather than another equity-based funding round, the money was raised through convertible bond...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: A space-based full service stop, bat drone and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: DARPA's own AAA satellite service to service satellites orbiting Earth could launch in about five years, if all the testing goes as planned. A new drone is based o...
08:40 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Sky Kids is a simple tablet app for junior streamers
Kids have never been better served by content providers than they are today. Between Netflix, YouTube, DisneyLife and others, competition for the attention of younger members of the household is fierc...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Uber is deeply integrating with other apps
Uber has been pushing to get its services better integrated into third-party apps in recent years, and new widget and branding features will bring a more complete experience than ever before....
08:02 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Apple and the MLB team up to put iPad Pros in the dugout
When the commentators during a baseball broadcast refer to the tablets Major League Baseball coaches are holding as "iPads," unlike pro football announcers, they'll actually be correct....
07:05 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Drones deliver sterile insects to tackle disease in Ethiopia
To combat disease-ridden tsetse flies in Africa, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is enlisting heavy-duty drones. An autonomous system has been developed by Embention, which can fly for u...
06:52 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget EE TV lets you download recordings to phones and tablets
EE TV is a combination of free-to-view TV channels, DVR-style recording and on-demand apps like BBC iPlayer and Now TV. Today, it's being updated with "Recordings to Go," a new feature ...
06:02 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Japan is trying to rescue its tumbling X-ray satellite
Japan's JAXA space agency is struggling to figure out what happened to its Astro-H "Hitomi" satellite after it lost contact on Saturday. Radar data from the US Strategic Command's ...
05:00 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Tay AI makes brief, baffling return to Twitter
Microsoft's Twitter AI experiment -- Tay -- briefly came back online this morning. Tay was initially switched off, after learning the hard way that, basically, we're all terrible people, and...
04:45 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Amazon bans crappy USB Type-C cables
One Google engineer's quest to test USB-C cables sold on Amazon ended in a disaster when a particularly shoddy one fried his gadgets. Thankfully, Amazon has decided to take a stance against subpa...
03:44 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget J&J's anesthesia-bot loses against its human counterparts
Just because robots can be more efficient than humans and can make certain processes cheaper doesn't mean they'll always come out on top. Case in point: Johnson &amp; Johnson is pulling ...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Inrix Traffic app uses AI to learn your driving habits
It's been awhile since we've heard from Inrix, the company that uses OpenStreetMap and its own traffic analysis to guide you via GPS. It also supplies connected car tech to Lexus, Mercedes-B...
01:25 am -04 - Wed, March 30, 2016
Engadget Scientists use lasers to sniff out E. coli on food
Scientists have developed a better sniff test for that plate of leftovers that's been hanging out in your fridge. Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institutes of Science and Technology are usin...
11:41 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget NASA is building a new exoplanet-hunting tool
NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are done forming the special team of astronomers to build their new, powerful exoplanet hunter. The scientists were selected after holding a national com...
10:50 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Nurx app delivers HIV prevention drug on demand
Nurx began as an on-demand birth control delivery service in late 2015, but it has now expanded its repertoire to include a drug that reduces the chances of HIV infection. The National Institutes of H...
09:57 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Ringly is back with a vibrating, activity tracking bracelet
Ringly, purveyors of vibrating jewelry, are at it again -- this time with a bangle bracelet. Unlike the company's ring, this will track your steps, figure out how far you've walked ("ev...
09:08 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Australia: Steam's old no-refund policy broke the law
Were you unhappy that Valve didn't offer refunds on Steam until last June? Neither was Australia. The country's Federal Court has ruled that Valve violated consumer law by denying Steam ga...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget 'Quantum Break' live action trailer introduces its villains
Remedy's Quantum Break is an ambitious project, and we wouldn't blame you if you're still in the dark when it comes to the game's time travel-focused plot. Who's Paul Serene?...
07:40 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Use Feverprints to better understand your body temperature
The Apple Health app will autonomously track your steps and other wellness data, sure, but Boston Children's Hospital wants its iOS app Feverprints to help you keep an eye on something else throu...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget AT&T offers unlimited data on U-verse, with a catch
AT&amp;T's U-verse internet service has had data transfer caps for years, but they're about to come off... if you're fiercely loyal to the company, anyway. The telecom is re-introd...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Waze will warn you when you're speeding
If you drive in unfamiliar areas often enough, you've probably run into situations where you couldn't spot a speed limit sign or were too busy finding your way to notice. However, Waze has ...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Online map shows North Carolina's transgender-friendly bathrooms
Oppressed groups have a knack for writing guides to avoid discrimination, and that's truer than ever in the internet era. MIT web designer Emily Rae Waggoner has created a Google map that helps ...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget 'Killer Instinct' arrives on PCs
The PC hasn't exactly had a wealth of top-tier fighting games (Street Fighter V is more the exception than the rule), but that's changing today. As promised way back in June 2015, Double Hel...
04:54 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget NCAA to stream Final Four and championship game in VR
Streaming sports in VR isn't that novel these days, but that's not stopping the NCAA from employing the tech this weekend in Houston. The collegiate sports governing body announced plans to ...
04:26 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Bowie tribute concert at Radio City will be streamed on Skype
A pair of concerts will offer a tribute to David Bowie in New York City this week, and you'll be able to stream one of them. Due to "unprecedented interest," concert organizers are team...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Behind Facebook Messenger's plan to be an app platform
A year ago, Facebook announced at its F8 developer conference that Messenger would evolve into more than a simple chat app. For one thing, you'd be able to chat with businesses and stores to, say...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Amateur astronomers caught a Jupiter impact on camera
Jupiter gets hit by wayward celestial objects surprisingly often (about once per year), but you'd be forgiven if you didn't know it. Not all of them are visible, and professionals can only ...
03:20 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Twitter adds image descriptions to help the visually impaired
To make Twitter more accessible, the company has rolled out an update today that lets users add descriptions to their images. Once the feature has been enabled -- you'll find it under Settings an...
02:58 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget The Apple vs DoJ encryption battle is far from over
The Apple vs. FBI showdown that's been playing out over the past six weeks is over. But in reality, the battle to circumvent encryption has just started....
02:38 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Razer made a game capture card designed for livestreaming
Livestreaming games is a big business these days, and Razer knows it. The gear designer has unveiled the Ripsaw, a capture card that's all about sharing your console and PC gaming exploits on th...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Tidal has 3 million subscribers a year after Jay Z's takeover
This week marks a year since Jay Z and a lineup of big-name artists took over Tidal, touting a library of exclusive content and a lossless audio option. In the 12 months since Mr. Carter &amp; Co....
02:08 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Google's 'Fiber Phone' is a new kind of land line
Practically nobody, save perhaps your grandparents, still uses a landline. But that's not stopping Google from rolling out a brand new home phone service. On Tuesday, the company announced the ne...
01:45 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget FTC sues Volkswagen over false 'Clean Diesel' car ads
Volkswagen's US legal woes aren't stopping with the lawsuit from the Justice Department. The Federal Trade Commission has filed its own lawsuit against the car maker, accusing it of deceivi...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Instagram rolls out 60-second videos starting today
Instagram announced on Tuesday that it will soon begin rolling out 60-second video capabilities for its users, "one step of many you'll see this year" according to the company's bl...
01:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Snapchat completely revamps its feature set for 'Chat 2.0'
Snapchat unveiled a massive update to its popular messaging app on Tuesday, replete with a slew of new functions. Chat 2.0, as the company is calling the new iteration, will enable users to effortless...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Sony's 'Ultra' 4K streaming service goes live on April 4
Sony isn't wasting any time with its 4K streaming service, Ultra, which was announced back at CES. It'll be launching on April 4 exclusively on Sony's new 4K TV sets, the company announ...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget The best soda maker
By Anna Perling This post was done in partnership with Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After nearly 200 hours of research and testing, we&#...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Yahoo asks potential buyers to bid before April 11: WSJ
Despite Marissa Mayer's best efforts, Yahoo is struggling to stay relevant. The company is still worth a lot of money, but most of that can be attributed to its stake in Alibaba, an enormously su...
12:09 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Sony's RX10 III zoom camera steps up to a 24-600mm lens
It feels like Sony announces a new camera every other day. Following the HX-80 point-and-shoot from earlier this month, the company is now introducing the RX10 III, its latest superzoom camera. For st...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud's subscription service is a mess
SoundCloud first tipped its hand for a music streaming service in late 2014, and after wrapping up a series of licensing deals with labels, it's finally here. The subscription plan, called SoundC...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Run for president in Sandra Day O'Connor's educational game
If you think it's too late to change careers, consider 86-year-old former senator and Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who recently became an app developer. Her educational company...
11:21 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget 'The Iron Giant' gets a collector edition Blu-ray this fall
Last September, the animated classic The Iron Giant returned to US theaters as a "Signature Edition" with high definition visuals and two additional scenes. Warner Bros. has now confirmed a ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Nexus 6P courtesy of Younity!
Left a file on your desktop and you're already halfway across town? Want to share that movie, song or photo, but don't have a local copy or cloud backup? You can do all that easily -- and fo...
10:39 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Leaked T-Mobile doc reveals it's launching data-only plans
T-Mobile is preparing to launch six new Simple Choice plans on March 30th, according to a leaked image obtained by TmoNews. Based on the info in the image that we've embedded below the fold, thes...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's Miitomo app launches in the US on March 31
Nintendo has announced that Miitomo, its first smartphone game, will be launching in the US and Europe on March 31st. The company had previously promised a "March" release outside of Japan, ...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Apple iPhone SE review: A compelling blend of old and new
Even though we all knew it was coming, Apple's iPhone SE announcement still managed to raise eyebrows ... and plenty of questions. Is there still a market for a 4-inch iPhone? Is Apple playing it...
09:50 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Pre-order your PlayStation VR core bundle at 10AM ET
Already have the camera and controllers you need to make full use of PlayStation VR? Your moment is at hand: as of 10AM Eastern Time today, March 29th, you can pre-order the PlayStation VR core system...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Flix Premiere is the online cinema for forgotten films
Major film studios have much of their production schedules mapped out years in advance. By default, cinemas have pretty full calendars themselves. With a finite number of screens, theaters can only ta...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget 'Quantum Break' has an audio setting just for streamers
YouTube and Twitch have come under fire for overzealous blocking of copyrighted music in video games, but Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment has a way around that. For folks who want to stre...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Teleport your hologram, changing ocean PH and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Microsoft Research developed a new 3D camera capturing system that creates a live-time 3D hologram of a person that can be sent to interact with other people, as long a...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud's music streaming service launches in the US
Just over a week ago, Soundcloud announced a licensing deal with Sony Music, agreeing to terms with the third of the three major record labels. It looks like the deal with Sony was the only thing keep...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Acer's 14-inch Chromebook tries premium on a budget
Acer's Chrome OS strategy is all about saturation. The company has been an ardent supporter of Google's browser-based OS, and it offers laptops, convertibles and all-in-ones in a wide range ...
07:55 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Samsung rolls out its ad-blocking Android browser
Owners of certain Samsung devices now have a new browser option: Samsung's very own "Internet" app. Wait, don't go! You may have given up on the app long ago, but version 4.0 has s...
06:44 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Fans persuade Blizzard to pull sexualized 'Overwatch' pose
Sometimes a beta test is more than a glorified demo that the marketing department pushes for to drum up pre-orders. Fans of Overwatch, Blizzard's colorful new shooter, discovered just that recent...
06:04 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's 'Mi Ecosystem' starts with a smart rice cooker
With its air purifiers, water purifiers, security sensors and other home appliances on the Chinese market, it's no secret that Xiaomi has an ambition to not only own the smartphone space, but to ...
05:55 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Shoot Mi now: Xiaomi made a rice cooker
With its air purifiers, water purifiers, security sensors and other home appliances on the Chinese market, it's no secret that Xiaomi has an ambition to not only own the smartphone space, but to ...
05:29 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Spin-jump your way to 'Flappy Bird' in 'Super Mario World'
To date, we've seen the infamous Flappy Bird show up either cloned or otherwise in roughly 853 different places. That's a slight exaggeration, but you probably weren't expecting to find...
03:51 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Edit all you want, because Google Photos will keep your originals
If you're prone to overfiltering, cropping and general meddling with your photos, you just keep right at it -- if you're using Google Photos on Android. The app has been updated to ensure it...
02:24 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Japan's most powerful X-ray satellite went incommunicado
Japan's space agency launched its latest X-ray satellite Hitomi in February, expecting it to keep an eye on the universe for at least three years. Sadly, its future is now uncertain. JAXA lost co...
01:14 am -04 - Tue, March 29, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pay joins China's trillion dollar mobile wallet market
With Apple already expecting China to be its biggest mobile payment market, it's no surprise that its biggest direct competitor, Samsung, also wants a slice of this piping hot pie. After a one-mo...
11:23 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Ocean waves and temperatures can predict extreme summer heat
Predicting the weather typically caps out around 10 days in advance for certain factors, but a new study could extend that up to almost two months. By measuring the surface temperature of oceans from ...
10:16 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget NASA's flying methane meter built for Mars finds work on Earth
Just as new military technologies often trickle down to civilian uses, a high-tech methane detector originally developed to detect gases on Mars has found a new role here on Earth. NASA's Jet Pro...
09:07 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Girl's superhero-inspired 3D-printed arm spews out glitter
When Jordan Reeves was given the chance to create her own superhero-inspired prosthetic arm, she conjured up something other 10-year-old girls can only dream of. She designed a cannon that can slip in...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Archer,' 'The Walking Dead' season finale
This week Archer season seven premieres on FX, while The Walking Dead prepares for its season finale. Of course, VR games have arrived including Adr1ft, while the new Rollercoaster Tycoon comes to PCs...
07:20 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Steve Urkel's car has been resurrected as an electric vehicle
Well, this is pretty adorable: A company is resurrecting Steve Urkel's diminutive BMW Isetta as an electric vehicle. The Microlino comes from Switzerland's Micro Mobility Systems, according ...
06:01 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Apple's encryption battle with the FBI is over, for now
The Department of Justice has dropped its case against Apple. After over a month of court motions, congressional hearings and public fights over circumventing the security of the iPhone 5C used by San...
05:57 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget 'Contra' for phones looks just as tough as the console versions
The Contra game series is notoriously tough (there's a good reason it's synonymous with the Konami code), and it doesn't look like it'll be any easier in its smartphone version. Ko...
05:24 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget New Horizons spots signs of a former lake on Pluto
The New Horizons probe isn't just revealing details of Pluto's highest heights... it's also uncovering some of the dwarf planet's hidden history. NASA has published an image form t...
04:59 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Oculus takes you into the colorful alien world of 'Farlands'
High-end virtual reality is here, by way of the long-awaited consumer Oculus Rift. But to get the most out of that headset, you're going to need entertaining VR experiences. Thankfully, Oculus ha...
04:28 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Xbox One grabs 360 games 'Halo Wars' and 'Soul Calibur 2 HD'
The Xbox One is beefing up its library via backwards compatibility, allowing players to boot up some of their favorite games from the Xbox 360. This week, Xbox One users get Halo Wars, Soul Calibur 2 ...
03:58 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Cooking app maker wants a standard for smart kitchen devices
There are plenty of smart cooking devices to help you bring masterpieces to the table. However, they don't usually talk to each other -- your sous vide tool doesn't know the weight of the i...
03:27 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Drawing drone mimics your sketches
Ever wondered what a drone would draw if it had an artistic side? MIT is happy to show you. It recently developed a Flying Pantograph drone that, as the name suggests, translates whatever you draw on ...
03:05 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Instagram says it's not changing your feed... yet
The internet flung into a panic today as users prepped for Instagram to change how images display in its feed. Earlier this month, the filter-driven photo app announced that it would switch from a chr...
02:40 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Sonos product head Marc Whitten has left the company
Sonos announced a round of layoffs earlier this month, and now a turbulent March continues. The company has confirmed that chief product officer Marc Whitten has departed the company after a two-year ...
02:17 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Electric rollerblades go offroad with tank treads
Polish inventor Jack Skopinski recently debuted his latest electric people-mover: a set of battery-powered "off-road" rollerblades that handle dirt trails as well as they do city streets. Ea...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Facebook preps in-store purchases for Messenger
Facebook already lets you send money to friends through its Messenger app, but it appears the social network has much loftier ambitions for financial transactions. The Information reports that Menlo P...
01:20 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Sony is open to bringing PlayStation VR to PCs
PlayStation VR is one of the more affordable advanced virtual reality headsets hitting stores, but it has a big catch: you need to own a PS4 (and a PlayStation Camera) to use it. What if you'd ju...
12:46 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Tumblr revives Replies to restore the art of conversation
Were you miffed when Tumblr replaced its longstanding Replies feature with instant messaging, effectively forcing you to have private chats about a funny GIF? The social service heard your gripes -- i...
12:23 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Periscope's first year is part of a livestreaming success story
Twitter's social livestreaming service, Periscope, has accomplished a lot in just one year. Users have generated 200 million broadcasts on the app since launch and they watch 110 years of live Pe...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Kuvee's smart bottle is like a Keurig, but for wine
I'm no wine snob. Heck, my familiarity with wines doesn't extend much past knowing the difference between reds, whites and pinks -- excuse me, ros&eacute;s. (Whatever.) And even if I fin...
11:43 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget New Jersey bill would jail you for texting while walking
There's no question that using your phone while walking can be a problem -- cities have tried everything from dedicated sidewalk lanes to padded lamp posts to prevent collisions with distracted p...
11:05 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Delivery drone flies drinks and balls to golfers in Japan
Rakuten, just like Amazon, is experimenting with drones that can quickly deliver goods to its customers. Unlike Jeff Bezos' company, however, the e-commerce giant is starting small with a service...
10:45 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Pandora creator takes over as CEO
Pandora isn't just shaking things up with hints of on-demand listening. The internet radio pioneer's board of directors has abruptly appointed founder Tim Westergren as CEO, with outgoing le...
10:20 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Some iOS 9.3 users can't visit web links
As important an update as iOS 9.3 may be, it's clear that Apple still has to work out a few kinks. Some users are reporting that they can't open web links after the upgrade, whether it'...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Vimeo's On Demand store comes to Roku boxes
First and foremost, Vimeo is known as a portfolio site for professional and aspiring filmmakers. YouTube, meanwhile, is seen as the place to monetize online videos, given its huge viewership and suppo...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Oculus Rift review: High-end VR is here -- if you can pay
Phones and tablets are getting boring. And the excitement around smartwatches was, to put it kindly, short-lived. And then there was virtual reality. What used to seem like a science fiction pipe drea...
09:43 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Pre-order the first Ubuntu Linux tablet
If you've been talking a lot about using Ubuntu Linux away from your PC -- or using a mobile device as your PC -- you now get to put your money where your mouth is. BQ has started taking pre-ord...
09:22 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Uber recruits engineers with coding puzzles during rides
Uber knows it has a captive audience during rides, and is trying to pick out the coders among them with a new app feature called "Code on the Road." It pops up in the main app and offers &qu...
09:01 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Pichai unveiled Cardboard before seeing the final design
Deep within a long, expansive profile piece about Google's CEO Sundar Pichai, BuzzFeed's Mat Honan has offered a fresh tidbit about the unveiling of Google Cardboard. Clay Bavor, VP for virt...
08:24 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Samsung accidentally reveals the Galaxy S7 Active
A Samsung app has leaked the existence of a new smartphone from the company, the Galaxy S7 Active. The previously unknown phone appears in a long list of supported devices in the Google Play listing f...
06:06 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget IBM wants to accelerate AI learning with new processor tech
Deep neural networks (DNNs) can be taught nearly anything, including how to beat us at our own games. The problem is that training AI systems ties up big-ticket supercomputers or data centers for days...
04:04 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget In a world of smartphones, Nintendo's 3DS reaches five years old
Nintendo's (not quite) first steps into 3D were shaky. Some of us complained that the 3D effect hurt our eyes, while others found the battery life on the first-generation 3DS just awful. (It was....
01:31 am -04 - Mon, March 28, 2016
Engadget Toyota will make automatic braking near-standard by 2017
Worried that you might not stop your Camry in time to avoid a nasty collision? Toyota is determined to prevent that from happening going forward. The Japanese car maker has announced that its automati...
10:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 27, 2016
Engadget You can use a tube of lipstick to play 'Counter-Strike'
Chloe Desmoineaux isn't playing Counter-Strike, the renowned first-person shooter game from Valve, like everyone else. Instead of using traditional PC-gaming controls, she's turned a tube of...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung Smart Windshield needs to go into production ASAP
Every once in a while, a concept comes along that makes so much sense you wonder why it doesn't already exist. The Samsung Smart Windshield is one such example. While technology for cars and truc...
05:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 27, 2016
Engadget Harvard researchers built a health app for former NFL players
Since 2014, Harvard University has been running the Football Players Health Study, a program that examines the well-being of former NFL athletes as they leave the game behind. Now, as part of its ongo...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 27, 2016
Engadget The After Math: OK, let's try that again
There are just some weeks we'd love to Groundhog Day our way through and try again to get right. Ben Affleck knows what I'm talking about. There was Apple's snoozefest on Monday that de...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 27, 2016
Engadget Oculus founder flew to Alaska to deliver the first consumer Rift
Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus, took it upon himself to deliver the first consumer version of his company's virtual reality headset, the Rift. Ross Martin, a VR enthusiast and indie developer f...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, March 27, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Toyota's new Prius, and more!
Tesla is set to unveil its most affordable electric car ever next weekend, but Chevrolet stole a bit of its thunder by rolling out the first pre-production Bolt EV. Meanwhile, Toyota debuted the Prius...
06:41 am -04 - Sun, March 27, 2016
Engadget Free Facebook and Wikipedia inadvertently foster piracy networks
Free-but-limited internet services can help communication and knowledge in countries where just owning a computer is a luxury, but they're not immune to abuse. Motherboard notes that some Angola...
02:31 am -04 - Sun, March 27, 2016
Engadget FAA: reports of worrying drone flights surged last year
As drones become more accessible and affordable, the chances for abuse go up... and the Federal Aviation Administration has the evidence to prove it. It just posted an updated list of sighting report...
11:16 pm -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget Lockheed Martin's hypersonic aircraft plans are taking shape
For years, Lockheed Martin has been working on hypersonic (Mach 5 and above) aircraft like the SR-72, which could reach virtually any part of the world within a couple of hours. These vehicles have l...
09:40 pm -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget MIT mods a Kinect camera to take reflection-free photos
Photos taken through glass, say of the skyscrapers surrounding the one you're in, are often ruined by glare. That's why MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture Group is researching for ways to m...
08:08 pm -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget DARPA's next challenge could lead to AI-powered radios
So far, the solutions to wireless spectrum crunches have involved either offering relatively untapped airwaves or reusing frequencies that were previously assigned to something else. However, DARPA k...
06:33 pm -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget One of the most profitable patent trolls has been defanged
Uniloc, perhaps best known as Patent Troll in Chief, suffered a pretty devastating blow today. The company has long asserted that its "software activation" patent that's beguiled everyo...
05:02 pm -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget 'Holoportation' demo makes live-video holograms look easy
Last June Microsoft showed off its HoloLens tech that created holograms from live video. Now it's putting that into practice and giving it an official name: Holoportation. It uses multiple 3D cam...
03:29 pm -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget Foxconn and Sharp reportedly sign takeover deal on March 31st
All the fuss over Foxconn's protracted acquisition of Sharp might come to a close soon. Reuters tipsters understand that the two tech giants will finally sign the takeover deal on March 31st, a ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget ASUS' ZenFone Zoom is ultimately held back by a mediocre sensor
ASUS has been trying to make a mark in the US phone market for years, first with its hit-or-miss Padfone line and more recently with the budget-friendly ZenFone 2. Then, for reasons nearly beyond comp...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget Kickstarter celebrates STEM with a slate of kid-focused projects
This week, Kickstarter hosted a special STEM event at its headquarters in Brooklyn, showing off a variety of products intended to teach kids programming skills. If the prevailing wisdom is "hook ...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget 6 high-tech, energy-generating roads
By Cat DiStasioAs we march into toward the future, our infrastructure needs to evolve. Fortunately, innovators are integrating energy-generating properties into the very roads that lead us forward. So...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's mechanical television, part 1
Before LCD monitors, we had good-old fashioned cathode ray tube monitors and televisions. In an homage to that simpler time, Ben and Karen are going back to basics with a two-part project: a mechanica...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Brain injury gadget, DARPA future plane and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Samsung has jumped on the preventing-brain-injury bandwagon, developing a brainBAND to light up to indicate the severity of a hit in contact sports. Meanwhile, DARPA is...
05:51 am -04 - Sat, March 26, 2016
Engadget Watch Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft reach the ISS this morning
Run out of Daredevil episodes to binge but still can't sleep? Take a peek live while the ISS captures its largest delivery ever, riding aboard an Orbital Cygnus spacecraft (like the one shown abo...
11:56 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Nevada gets first FAA-approved urban drone drone delivery
Flirtey, the startup that did the first FAA-sanctioned drone delivery in a rural area, has replicated the feat in an urban setting. It sent out an autonomous hexacopter on a half-a-mile flight to an e...
11:56 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Nevada gets first FAA-approved urban drone delivery
Flirtey, the startup that did the first FAA-sanctioned drone delivery in a rural area, has replicated the feat in an urban setting. It sent out an autonomous hexacopter on a half-a-mile flight to an e...
11:41 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Here's your first look at Netflix's 'Voltron' series
As Netflix expands its suite of original programming it's going to the nostalgia well once again. The good news here is that instead of another sitcom spinoff like Fuller House, we're gettin...
11:06 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Keyless entry systems are still vulnerable to simple hack
ADAC, the German Automobile Club, is sort of the AAA of Germany. Recently, the group revealed the findings of some auto security tests they'd run to bring attention to how easy it is for thieves ...
10:43 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Scientists find more evidence that Planet Nine exists
It took us almost 50 years to get a close look at Pluto, so we think it's safe to say humanity has to wait a while before we can catch a glimpse of Planet Nine. In fact, we still have to prove th...
10:25 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget DARPA thinks it has the solution to satellite longevity
The government's mad science wing has an eye on lowering the cost and extending the lifespan of the geosynchronous Earth orbit satellites that follow our planet during its rotation. DARPA has pro...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Alexa controls Nest thermostats
Beginning today Amazon's digital assistant Alexa can control Nest thermostats. If you're home is too warm or too cold, just shout at the voice-activated helper and it'll adjust the temp...
09:18 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Rumor: Google's Android camera will get smart with Goggles
Google might be working on a new feature for Android cameras that allows smartphone photo-snappers to search for information directly from their pictures, SlashGear reports. This tech would essentiall...
08:52 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Recently patched security flaw bypassed OS X's new defenses
Theoretically, the System Integrity Protection introduced in OS X El Capitan makes it very hard to completely compromise a Mac. The feature prevents software from modifying protected files even if you...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: What planet are you from?
Obviously this week's big news was Monday's Apple announcement (or non-announcement if you prefer), wherein they announced a 4-inch iPhone, a 9.7-inch iPad Pro and some additional bands for ...
07:10 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Pranksters scammed Nintendo fans with 3D printing and Photoshop
It's getting tougher and tougher to determine what's real on the Internet. Thanks to Photoshop and 3D printing you can create nearly anything. That's exactly what two pranksters did usi...
06:19 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Oculus reduces latency with shiny new tech
Today Oculus announced that its SDK for the Rift supports Asynchronous Timewarp (ATW). While that sounds like something that keeps the TARDIS from smashing into a star, it's actually going to mak...
05:33 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Advertising's hottest surveillance software is surprisingly legal
You may have heard that the FTC this week sent out a dozen strongly worded letters to apps using the SilverPush framework. The FTC politely told twelve app developers that they needed to let users kno...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft shows what it learned from its Tay AI's racist tirade
If it wasn't already clear that Microsoft learned a few hard lessons after its Tay AI went off the deep end with racist and sexist remarks, it is now. The folks in Redmond have posted reflections...
04:29 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget A 'Star Trek' Holodeck in Steam VR was inevitable
Let's face it: if you grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, you probably see virtual reality as just a stepping stone toward the Holy Grail of simulation, the Holodeck. It's no s...
03:58 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget LED-lit fishing nets save sea turtles from getting caught
Sometimes, it's the simplest tech that makes the biggest difference. University of Exeter researchers have crafted fishing nets with evenly distributed green LED lights (one every 33 feet) that w...
03:32 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget HoloLens TED Talk shows what augmented reality can do
If you think you have a sense of what Microsoft's HoloLens headset can do, you're in for a pleasant surprise. The company's Alex Kipman recently presented a TED Talk on HoloLens that in...
03:03 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's gigantic Surface Hub pen display is finally shipping
Microsoft is finally shipping to business customers its interactive whiteboard replacement, the Surface Hub. Unveiled at the Windows 10 launch last year, the collaborative machine was delayed last yea...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Fighting depression in the video game world, one AFK at a time
Matt Hughes took his own life in the fall of 2012. He was a freelance reporter covering the video game industry, and before he committed suicide, he sent emails to some of his editors, noting that he ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget We're shutting down our comments ... see you next week
A few months back, we rolled out a new comments system. This was, in the words of Douglas Adams, widely regarded as a bad decision.But hey, every time we've changed commenting systems there'...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Rock Band 4 for PC will offer every DLC song ever for $2,500
Unlike on other platforms that have access to most every song in the franchise's archives, Rock Band 4 for the PC comes with no previous DLC content. As such, Harmonix has added an additional tie...
01:16 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget House bill would discourage crooks from using burner phones
For many criminals, prepaid "burner" phones are a dream tool: they're cheap, commitment-free... and most importantly, don't require ID that could reveal the buyer. House Represent...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Google wants developers making crazy Android experiments
Last year, Google launched a site promoting innovative Android experiments on phones, tablets and smartwatches. Anything was game, provided it ran on top of Android or Android Wear. Now, with less tha...
12:47 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Explore the 'Batman v Superman' Batcave on Street View
Whether you think Batman v Superman is a masterpiece or an underwhelming mess, it's hard not to be impressed by the new Batcave. It's a stylish take on the Dark Knight's lair and now, y...
12:32 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Human-made bacteria has the tiniest genome ever
Believe it or not, creating artificial life (albeit based on existing species) isn't new. However, scientists have managed a particularly unusual feat: they've built synthetic bacteria that...
12:15 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget The best fitness tracker
By Amy Roberts This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.Over the course of 60 hours, we surveyed readers, intervie...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget France fines Google for breaking 'right to be forgotten' law
Europe's "right to be forgotten" law is a boon to privacy, helping individuals hide embarrassing Facebook posts and other "out-of-date and irrelevant" results from search engi...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget It's not Tay's fault that it turned racist. It's ours.
Microsoft had to pull its fledgling chatbot, Tay, from Twitter on Thursday. The reason: In less that 24 hours, the AI had been morally corrupted to the point that it was freely responding to questions...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Amazon shows you how to make an Echo with Raspberry Pi
If you're into messing with hardware and have some basic programming skills, you can put together an Amazon Alexa device of your very own. Amazon has even put together an official guide to do so ...
10:40 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft readies a universal Skype app for Windows 10
Microsoft is developing a new version of Skype that works across all Windows 10 devices, including desktop PCs, tablets and smartphones. At the moment, it's called the rather convoluted "Sky...
10:21 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget '2001: A Space Odyssey' as 569 GIFs tests fair use limits
If there was a grand prize for "Most Work Done to Prove a Point" (and "Fanciest Name Ever") Jean-Baptiste Henri Franck Cyrille Marie Le Divelec would be a contender. For 2001: A Gi...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Google makes Nik photo-editing tools free to download
When Google snapped up Nik Software, it acquired not just Snapseed, but also the company's photo-editing plug-ins for Photoshop and Apple Aperture. Now, the company is making those plug-ins compl...
09:39 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget 'Street Fighter V' gets two much-needed updates this month
When Street Fighter V launched last month, it was criticised by the press and fans alike for its lack of in-game content. The engine and mechanics were solid, but it lacked the story mode, tutorials a...
09:18 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Apple made it mindlessly easy to design a custom Watch
Remember when the Apple Watch launched, and you had to book an appointment, with an actual human, if you wanted to try the different strap and case combinations? Apple eased up after the watch had bee...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Multi-headed 3D printer, robo plant grafting and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Autodesk built a 3D printing assembly line that gives different jobs to several print heads, allowing them to work collaboratively and quickly spit out a finished proje...
08:12 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget HTC Vive developer explains how to livestream 'mixed reality'
Mixed reality games -- which combine VR and AR -- are about to become very mainstream when the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets ship in just a few days. For Twitch streamers who want ...
06:47 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Sony's original TV show 'Powers' returns on May 31st
Sony's first PlayStation TV show landed with a bit of a thud. Based on the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis, Powers struggled to stand out against its superhero peers, especially those o...
05:23 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Evaporating Bitmoji cost Snapchat around $100 million
SnapChat is buying Bitstrips, the company behind those weird (and depending on your Facebook News Feed) sometimes offensive personalized avatar comic strips. Fortune reports that the deal between Bits...
03:42 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Apple Music gets an Android widget
Apple Music on Android is pretty much identical to its iOS counterpart, but its latest update adds a unique feature for the platform: a widget. You can now add an Apple Music widget on your home scree...
02:43 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget Apple issues new iOS 9.3 build for older iPhones and iPads
Apple has released a fix for the iOS 9.3 bug that prevented some people with older iPhones and iPads from installing the update correctly. See, the mobile platform's latest update bricked older d...
01:21 am -04 - Fri, March 25, 2016
Engadget NASA to use the ISS as a testbed for inflatable living modules
NASA, perhaps more than anyone else, knows that there's only so much room for packing stuff onto a spacecraft. That's why it's testing expandable living modules on the International Spa...
11:50 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Solar storms trigger X-ray auroras on Jupiter
It's no secret that auroras are a common presence on other planets... however, you might be surprised by the ones you can't usually see. A new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observat...
10:58 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Netflix is the one limiting its video quality on AT&T and Verizon
Last week as T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced that his company's Binge On program would expand to cover YouTube, he mentioned a strange point: that even the "mobile optimized" 480p Ne...
10:21 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Hacker sells data stolen from Verizon's enterprise customers
Verizon suffered a data breach, according to KrebsOnSecurity, but you can breathe easy if you're just one of the carrier's subscribers. What the hacker infiltrated was Verizon Enterprise Sol...
08:47 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Downloading 'Dark Souls 3' early makes the game even harder
Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn't the only thing hitting the internet ahead of its official release this week: The latest entry in FromSoftware's absolutely punishing Dark Souls series has ...
07:50 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Redbox is reportedly giving internet video another shot
Remember Redbox's first stab at online video? You'd be forgiven if you didn't. The whole affair lasted about a year and a half before low adoption and payment snafus led Redbox to cal...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Make your own accessories for the Steam controller
Valve wants to know what you'd do with its Steam controller if you had a chance to customize it. The gaming behemoth has released the CAD plans for it in an effort to spurn the community to put i...
06:39 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Oculus starts shipping the finished Rift headset
It finally happened. After nearly four years of crowdfunding, developer kits, an acquisition by Facebook and seemingly endless hype, the finished Oculus Rift headset is shipping to its first customers...
06:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget One of Apple's first TV shows will be about apps
Apple's foray in to the world of original programming doesn't stray from the company's skill sets. Today it announced that it was teaming up with TV executives Ben Silverman and Howard ...
05:40 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Google's Nexus 6P and more!
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
05:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Shooting the Arabs: How video games perpetuate Muslim stereotypes
Islam has an image problem. And it's not just recent world events that have led to an undue level of scrutiny and prejudice. The media has been pigeonholing Muslims for years. You need only watch...
04:28 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Atari Vault brings 100 classic games to Steam
At last, you now have a simple way to play hordes of classic Atari games on your PC without resorting to third-party emulators: as promised, the Atari Vault is now available on Steam. The Windows-onl...
04:02 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Scientists push a record 57Gbps through fiber optic lines
Need proof that the limits of fiber optic technology have been shattered? You just got it. University of Illinois researchers report that they've set a record for fiber data transmission, deliver...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget AI-written novel passes first round of a literary competition
Researchers from the Future University in Hakodate have announced that a short-form novel co-written by an artificial intelligence also developed by the team was accepted by a Japanese story competiti...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness: Startup Workspaces
Roost makes it easy to rent out the extra space you have in your home. Like kitchen cabinets and crawl spaces. Rent every nook and cranny to anyone. In this week's episode of On The Brink of Grea...
02:36 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Messaging giant Line becomes a phone carrier in Japan
Line already dominates phones in some corners of the world through its messaging app and rapidly expanding list of services, but it's now taking that control one step further: it's becoming ...
02:11 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Google enhances Gmail security and beefs up its warning systems
Google is trying to make Gmail as safe as it can possibly be with a few new features designed to prevent phishing, malware and hacking. This week, Google is rolling out an updated warning system on li...
01:50 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Hulu's Gear VR app puts you in a virtual viewing room
Your Gear VR just became a very personal TV. Hulu has launched an app for Samsung's virtual reality headset that lets you watch conventional movies and TV shows alongside native VR video from th...
01:28 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Google is reportedly working on an Amazon Echo rival
Nest might not be building a challenger to the Amazon Echo, but that doesn't mean its sister company Google is standing idle. The Information's sources claim that Google is building its own ...
01:07 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly designing its own secure servers
Apple's track record for online services like iCloud has been shaky at best. According to The Information, the iPhone maker has spent years trying to come up with an internal solution that can ha...
12:46 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Feds indict seven Iranians for hacking banks, NY state dam
Just days after accusing Syrian hackers of a wide range of crimes, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch unsealed an indictment against seven Iranian nationals on Wednesday, charging that the men launched...
12:40 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget How 'Pokemon Go' will work on your smartphone
At last, Niantic and The Pok&eacute;mon Company are ready to talk about Pok&eacute;mon Go. Until now we've seen and heard relatively little about the game, save for what was shown in its ...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Top Gear drag races the BMW i8 and M4 to decide the future
The BMW M4 and i8 represent two every different expressions of the performance car. The M4 relies on its turbocharged six-cylinder combustion engine to spin the rear wheels. Conversely, the i8 packs a...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Swarm turns your check-in history into a detailed lifelog
By bringing back mayorships, leaderboards and other features that make every day a new level in one big game, Swarm is now more or less what Foursquare once was. But with the release of Swarm 4.0 toda...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Take a 360-degree video tour of Google's Oregon data center
Google's latest 360-degree video provides a virtual tour of its data center in Dalles, Oregon. We've seen glimpses of Google's server farms before, through Street View and other high-re...
11:22 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget TiVo and Rovi close to merger deal, says NYT
Rovi is closing in on a deal to buy DVR maker TiVo for an unknown price, according to sources from the New York Times. The exact terms aren't yet known, but TiVo reportedly has a market value of ...
11:14 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Apple offering Office 365 as an iPad Pro 'accessory'
At its recent "Loop You In" event, Apple said that its iPad Pro can replace your "sad' old PC for productivity chores, and it's now selling Office 365 directly to back that up...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Razer's gaming keyboards now sport a more pared-down design
Razer debuted an expansion to its popular line of BlackWidow gaming keyboards, dubbed the BlackWidow X. These are nearly identical to the original BWs, save that they've been stripped of their pl...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Microsoft grounds its AI chat bot after it learns racism
Microsoft's Tay AI is youthful beyond just its vaguely hip-sounding dialogue -- it's overly impressionable, too. The company has grounded its Twitter chat bot (that is, temporarily shutting ...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Google is helping developers make more accessible apps
Designing apps is hard, especially when you're trying to cram a new feature into an already crowded interface. Even the most popular apps can become cluttered, making them difficult to use for pe...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Vevo's app can use your Spotify account to give better recommendations
Last year, Vevo rolled out a new iOS app that let users pick their favorite artists as part of an onboarding process meant to give better customized music recommendations (it later brought the same ex...
09:42 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Samsung wants to swap its rigid culture for a startup ethos
Samsung, the largest mobile and memory chip company in the world, says it plans to change its autocratic ways and act more like a start-up. In a statement, it says "we aim to reform our internal ...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget 'Activist investor' wants to replace all Yahoo's directors
In many ways, Yahoo is the internet's metaphorical grandparent. We don't visit nearly enough, and we're all avoiding thinking about what might happen to it. Well, it looks like an equal...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Activist investor wants to replace all Yahoo's directors
In many ways, Yahoo is the internet's metaphorical grandparent. We don't visit nearly enough, and we're all avoiding thinking about what might happen to it. Well, it looks like an equal...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: AI bots, the wall-climbing drone and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Microsoft debuted a teenaged AI bot on Twitter to study human interactions and USC researchers are testing out bots with realistic faces for video chat support. Stanfor...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Twitch wants your ideas for TwitchCon 2016
Twitch tipped its hand a bit when it announced that its community meet-up/education expo TwitchCon 2016 would be moving to the roomier climes of the San Diego Convention Center. Now live-streaming beh...
08:33 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Government documents reveal Dyson is making an electric car
There might come a time when the image of a vacuum isn't the first thing that pops into your head whenever someone says "Dyson." It seems the company has received funding from the UK go...
08:16 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Sky gets exclusive Formula 1 TV rights from 2019
The BBC's decision to abandon its Formula 1 coverage has paved the way for an exclusive TV deal with Sky. Starting in 2019, Sky Sports will be the only place where Brits can watch each championsh...
08:02 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Amazon says it pays men and women equally
Over the last week, Amazon has been resisting pressure from investors and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to show gender pay statistics. However, it has now relented and revealed that ...
07:10 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget SteamVR recreates your PC desktop in virtual reality
Steam already offered (compatible) VR headset owners the ability to drag their (ugh!) two-dimensional games, kicking and screaming, into virtual reality with courtesy of its Desktop Theater mode. Now ...
06:04 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Apple opens pre-orders for the iPhone SE and new iPad Pro
Usually, a few days after an Apple event, I log on from Europe in the morning and wonder why so many American's are still online. That day is iPhone pre-order day. That day is today, if you'...
05:02 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Nielsen starts breaking down TV streams by device next month
Nielsen already tracks what you're watching via gizmos like Apple TV, Roku and PlayStation, but has always lumped those viewing statistics together. That changes come April 25th when the ratings-...
03:41 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Apple made a documentary with 'Vice' for its Music service
Apple has joined forces with Vice for a six-part documentary called The Score that puts a spotlight on different local music scenes across the globe. If you'll recall, Cupertino is rumored to be ...
02:22 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Sony's 'ForwardWorks' will try PlayStation gaming on mobile, again
Sony only just announced an overall restructuring of the PlayStation business under Sony Interactive Entertainment, and now it's launching a new business to focus on mobile gaming. There aren...
01:03 am -04 - Thu, March 24, 2016
Engadget Wrong house gets torn down based on a Google Maps error
We've seen our share of GPS-guided mishaps, but what happened to the owners of a Texas duplex is particularly heartbreaking. Their house was torn down by mistake (no, this isn't the first ti...
11:39 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget YouTube wants in on the mobile livestreaming game
YouTube Gaming might not be taking off the way Google's video wing expected, but that won't stop the outfit from taking inspiration from another growing video sector. VentureBeat reports tha...
10:37 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Take a look at the April update for 'Destiny'
Developer Bungie held a livestream today adding further details to what you can expect from Destiny's next update. First up is an increase to Light level (the rating that denotes your defensive a...
09:55 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Google Maps for iOS gets more ridesharing options
Google Maps has added new ridesharing options to its iOS app, a week after they first became available on Android. Uber was the sole choice for years -- so long as you have the app on your phone, Maps...
09:28 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Tesla Model S price hike rumored for US
With the upcoming launch of the Model 3 at a price of around $35,000, Tesla is significantly lowering the threshold for entry into brand ownership. At the same time, rumors are circulating about the M...
08:49 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Chinese man pleads guilty to stealing US aerospace secrets
Some two years after the United States charged Chinese national Su Bin as part of a conspiracy to steal aerospace info, he's pleaded guilty to the crime. For that he'll face a maximum senten...
07:04 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Blu-ray rip leaks to torrents
After grossing over $2 billion in theaters, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made its long awaited debut... on the piracy scene. The movie is scheduled for release via download until April 1st, and th...
05:35 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget The creator of 'XKCD' is working on high school textbooks
XKCD's Randall Munroe has done a good job of simplifying scientific and technical concepts through his comics, so it only makes sense that he would turn his attention to full-on education, doesn&...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget 'The Banner Saga 2' comes to PC and Mac on April 19th
The long-awaited sequel to The Banner Saga, Stoic's beloved role-playing game, is finally coming soon to PC and Mac. Although The Banner Saga 2 won't be available for download until April 19...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Eating tacos with Danny Trejo is the best use of VR so far
Danny Trejo is a national treasure. Tacos are delicious. Now you can combine both into a wondrous lunchtime experience thanks to Trejo Eats Tacos in VR from Ganglebot Films. The three-minute YouTube s...
04:12 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Pebble cuts 25 percent of its staff
It's not easy being an indie smartwatch maker in a sea of tech giants. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky has revealed to Tech Insider that his company is cutting 40 jobs, or 25 percent of its workforce,...
04:12 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Pebble cuts 25 percent of its staff (update: clarification)
It's not easy being an indie smartwatch maker in a sea of tech giants. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky has revealed to Tech Insider that his company is cutting 40 jobs, or 25 percent of its workforce,...
03:49 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Tinder matches you with a presidential candidate
Tinder is about to get as pushy about politics as your Facebook friends. In a partnership with Rock the Vote, Tinder will match users in the United States with the presidential candidate who most clos...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook fights harassment with impersonation alerts
Online harassment is bad enough by itself, but it can be particularly insidious when harassers try to impersonate you -- they can easily ruin your reputation with a few bogus posts. Facebook might ju...
03:05 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget This headset puts a microphone right in your ear canal
It's been a while since I've cared about advances in Bluetooth headsets, and I would guess that I'm not alone. For years, you've been able to buy a small and decent-enough earpiece...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Waze warns you about dangerous intersections in big US cities
Most navigation apps can get you from A to B while avoiding traffic snarls, but they rarely give you a feel for how risky the drive might be. Is that intersection a cake walk, or a death trap? Waze th...
02:25 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Toyota's Prius Prime plug-in hybrid touts 120MPGe
Toyota's Prius line has lost some of its luster in recent years. While it's still synonymous with hybrid cars, its plug-in hybrid model is facing stiff competition that has an edge in terms ...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget 2017 Hyundai Ioniq triplets electrify New York
Hyundai's electrified Ioniq might just be the green star of this year's New York Auto Show, offering consumers hybrid, plug-in, and all-electric options.If you're an American and want a...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' gets its first live concert
Minecraft has had its share of real-world crossovers, but nothing quite like this. Norway's annual The Gathering tech conference is hosting a live concert both in real life and in Minecraft toni...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget The massively multiplayer online role-playing orgy I never had
It was supposed to be my first orgy.NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts....
12:58 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Tay is an AI chat bot with 'zero chill'
Got some time to kill? Microsoft wants you to kick back and chat with Tay, an artificial intelligence that's supposedly super hip and down with the kids. Or at least, that's what I gather fr...
12:24 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget You are now free to buy Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One
Yes, the Xbox 360 is officially old-school. Today's Xbox One system update adds direct access to Xbox 360 games, making it easier to actually use the console's backward compatibility functio...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Barclays isn't planning to support Android Pay in the UK
If UK bank Barclays hadn't angered mobile customers enough over its delayed rollout of Apple Pay, a new announcement today looks take things up a notch. After Google declared that it will bring r...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: PC gaming on your couch!
This week, my friend Roger Chang of Daily Tech New Show joins us to explain how to best take advantage of those amazing Steam sales -- right from the comfort of your couch! Personally, I'm more c...
11:40 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Blendle brings its pay-per-story news hub to the US
If you've ever thought that it would be wiser to pay a few cents to read a paywalled article than shell out for an expensive subscription, you're about to get your chance. Blendle is launch...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget FBI leans on forensic software maker to crack terrorist iPhone
When the Department of Justice and FBI said they'd found another way to infiltrate San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone 5c without asking Apple to weaken its security, they r...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Instagram adds a notification tab to its web interface
Instagram's website has always felt like a bit of an afterthought. Sure, it works, with a feed and the ability to add likes and comments. But it's never been as polished or as fully featured...
10:28 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget US charges Syrian Electronic Army hackers
Despite numerous high-profile hacking campaigns against the US government, news outlets and tech companies, the Syrian Electronic Army has remained a largely faceless entity... until now. The US has c...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Pornhub is streaming skin flicks in virtual reality
If last week's slurry of video game virtual reality news left you craving something a little more carnal in nature, you're in luck. Skin site Pornhub has announced it's launching a cate...
09:39 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Popular 'Destiny' matchmaking site plans app for more games
Online multiplayer isn't just an afterthought for many of today's PC and console games -- it's central to the whole experience. Games like Destiny work best as massively multiplayer exp...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Switching mobile carriers will become much easier this year
There are several reasons to remain allied to one mobile network operator or another. Loyalty rewards such as contract discounts and special upgrade terms aside, switching providers can just be a bit ...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Twitter is testing stickers you can add to photos
Twitter is struggling to attract new users, so it's looking to other social networking apps for ideas. As Recode reports, the company is testing a new sticker feature similar to Facebook, allowin...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: UAVs of the sea, real-time FaceSwap and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins has created a UAV that can stay underwater for two months, before launching through water and air. A mouth-mapping system using...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Todoist for Android lets you build tasks using natural language
Task management app Todoist may require a $29 annual subscription for you to get the most out of the app, but at least the frequent pace of upgrades and feature additions makes it feel like you'r...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Amazon organized a secret robot, AI and space conference
Amazon brought a number of AI, robotics and space exploration experts together for a secret conference this week, according to Bloomberg. It was called MARS, or Machine-Learning (Home) Automation, Rob...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget 'Battleborn' beta launches April 8th on PlayStation 4
If you haven't noticed, episodic gaming is all the rage these days. The developers at Gearbox have taken notice and are structuring Battleborn's story mode in such a fashion. A press release...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget YouTube's iPad app gets Split View and Slide Over features
Productivity and YouTube don't always make a great pairing, but Google's giving iPad owners a chance to make it work. The latest version of YouTube for iOS includes support for Slide Over an...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Android Pay is coming to the UK 'in the next few months'
While iPhone users have been enjoying Apple Pay, Android adopters in the UK have been left twiddling their thumbs, or experimenting with alternatives like Barclays' bPay. Android Pay launched in ...
05:48 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Sony brings PS2 classics 'Manhunt' and Bully' to the PS4
It was a big deal when Sony introduced PS2 backward-compatibility on the PlayStation 4 with the launch of Star Wars: Battlefront, but it's already old hat, apparently. With its latest PlayStation...
05:48 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Sony brings PS2 classics 'Manhunt' and 'Bully' to the PS4
It was a big deal when Sony introduced PS2 backward-compatibility on the PlayStation 4 with the launch of Star Wars: Battlefront, but it's already old hat, apparently. With its latest PlayStation...
04:42 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget iOS 9.3 brings international WiFi calling to iPhones on AT&T
If you've been waiting for AT&amp;T's WiFi calling service to start working outside the US, you may want to install iOS 9.3 on your iPhone right now. It won't only bring Night Shift...
03:40 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Intel is officially slowing down the pace of CPU releases
To make consumers crave its next generation of CPUs, Intel has produced chips on a yearly tick-tock cycle for the last decade. Thanks to the shrinking die sizes, that process may permanently become a ...
03:19 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget Intel is officially slowing down the pace of CPU releases
To make consumers crave its next generation of CPUs, Intel has produced chips on a yearly tick-tock cycle for the last decade. Thanks to the shrinking die sizes, that process may permanently become a ...
12:56 am -04 - Wed, March 23, 2016
Engadget NASA's Dawn mission offers a closer look at the dwarf planet Ceres
If New Horizons is providing us tons of info about Pluto, the Dawn mission is helping us get to know Ceres a lot better. NASA has released new photos and information that the Dawn spacecraft took and ...
11:26 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Nintendo says it's not stopping Wii U production
Contrary to reports from Japan's well-regarded business rag, Nikkei, Nintendo has told ITMedia that it has no plans to halt Wii U production so soon. "That's [Nikkei's report] not ...
10:57 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook is breaking up with the BlackBerry platform
WhatsApp's earlier announcement that it's leaving the BlackBerry ecosystem was apparently only the beginning of Facebook's exodus from the platform. The world's biggest social netw...
09:48 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Yahoo stops daily fantasy sports contests in New York
Yahoo is following the lead of DraftKings and FanDuel and stopping its paid daily fantasy sports operations in New York. Reuters reports that this shutdown won't affect other states, however....
08:57 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Google is giving Chrome's app launcher the axe
Folks who favor launching Chrome apps from their dock on OSX or the taskbar on Windows rather than through the browser itself are bound to be disappointed by today's news. Google has announced th...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget 'Hyper Light Drifter' is set to launch at the end of the month
Heart Machine announced via Kickstarter on Tuesday that its forthcoming retro 2D RPG, Hyper Light Drifter, will be released at the end of March. The game, with a style that harkens back to 16-bit acti...
07:39 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Google Drive for Android gets a file editing shortcut
Many people adopt Google Drive because they're already invested in the company's other products, like Docs and Photos. They all play nice with one another, however on Android the Drive app i...
07:10 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Tesla Ludicrous Mode now available as retrofit for Model S P90D
When Tesla first introduced the Model S P90D with Ludicrous Mode, P85D owners no longer had the top-of-the-line performance version of the electric sedan. To make it up to owners, Tesla eventually off...
06:39 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Streaming is now the US music industry's biggest money maker
It may have just been a matter of time, but it finally happened: streaming music is now the biggest cash cow for the American music industry. The RIAA's latest year-end sales report reveals that...
06:03 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Backstage with the winners of the IGF and GDC Awards
The Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards are the highlight of GDC week. They both honor the best games of the past year in two glamorous, back-to-back ceremonies in downtown Sa...
05:36 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Apple's messy iPad lineup keeps getting more complicated
iPad sales peaked following the holiday quarter of 2013 -- perhaps not coincidentally, that was when Apple's tablet lineup was at its most logical. Apple had just introduced the iPad Air, the fir...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Chromecast app expansion prompts a name change to Google Cast
Google's trying to redefine the TV and audio experience with its Casting technology, and it is getting the help it needs from manufacturers to do just that. One of them being Vizio, which today r...
05:11 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget The Engadget staff on this week's Apple news
Covering a keynote from a big tech company makes for a busy day at Engadget, and yesterday's "Loop You In" event at Apple's Cupertino campus was no exception. Our fearless senior m...
04:58 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Google Photos will suggest albums after your next trip
Sure, Google Photos is clever enough to craft stories when you return from a trip, but you probably want more than that. Wouldn't it be nice if it could organize those photos into albums so that...
04:27 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Nintendo reportedly stops Wii U production in late 2016
You might need to bid farewell to the Wii U sooner than you think. Nikkei sources claim that Nintendo is halting production of its struggling home console at the end of 2016, and that the gaming legen...
04:06 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget The world's largest Pokemon card is actually 13,000 cards in one
Pikachu has evolved once again -- this time into a massive mosaic featuring his original pose as drawn by famed Pok&eacute;mon illustrator Ken Sugimori. The mosaic is 32 feet tall, 23 feet wide an...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Sony closes 'Driveclub' creator Evolution Studios
You likely saw this coming, but it's still sad to say: Sony has confirmed that it's closing Evolution Studios, the developer behind both the MotorStorm series and the troubled Driveclub. The...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft: Story Mode' gets three extra episodes in 2016
The first four episodes of Minecraft: Story Mode came out in quick succession, giving players a tightly crafted tale before Christmas. But with one episode remaining, developer Telltale suddenly went ...
02:29 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget US carriers cover the costs for calls and texts to Belgium
If you're determined to get in touch with friends and relatives who were in Belgium during the March 22nd terrorist attacks in Brussels, you're about to get a helping hand. Major US carriers...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Chevy is getting the Bolt EV ready for production
The all-electric Chevy Bolt is on schedule to start being built by the end of the year. The automaker announced today that pre-production of the vehicle has begun. The company is currently finishing u...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget US to give ZTE a break on tech exports
ZTE might not be cut off at the knees by US export restrictions... at least, not yet. An unnamed Commerce Department official tells Reuters that the American government will temporarily lift those re...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget NASA catches the flash of a supernova for the first time
Spotting supernovae is relatively easy, but witnessing the immediate aftermath of those exploding stars? That's hard -- however, NASA has managed just that. By using the Kepler space telescope to...
01:01 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget HTC's M10 will have an online launch event on April 12th
April is turning to be a super busy month for HTC. In addition to shipping out the first lot of Vive to consumers, the company will also be launching its next flagship smartphone, the M10 or simply th...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Sony kicks off 'Makers & Gamers' docu-series with 'Journey'
Journey was not a financial success, but the PS3 game -- which takes players on a spiritual trip through a quixotic landscape -- is undeniably a masterpiece. Considering the deep impression it made on...
12:24 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Google warns of Android flaw that lets attackers hijack phones
Rooting (that is, using a security flaw to gain control over an operating system) is a staple of the Android enthusiast world, but it's also used by would-be attackers... and Google just offered ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget The best handheld 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.We spent a total of 65 hours researching and 22 ho...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon Video gets an NFL reality show this summer
NFL Films isn't confining its efforts to conventional TV and movies. The sports video producer has unveiled All or Nothing, a football reality show destined solely for Amazon Video. The series wi...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an mCookie Family Kit courtesy of Microduino!
Getting your STEM skills up to speed is now easier than ever with Microduino's mCookie. These Arduino-compatible electronics kits make building mini machines a snap -- literally -- with magnetic ...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget 'Star Fox 64' lands on the Wii U Virtual Console this week
Star Fox 64 is an unequivocal classic that introduced Fox McCloud to a new generation of Nintendo fans. Now, with a fresh Star Fox game headed to the Wii U, Nintendo has decided to re-release the belo...
10:02 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Tesla drops its largest consumer Powerwall model
If you're thinking about buying Tesla's Powerwall home energy storage battery, you're down to one option. The company tells Greentech Media that it will discontinue the larger $3,500 10...
09:39 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Orbital rocket ready to launch its biggest ISS cargo ever
A resupply ship from Orbital ATK is ready to launch its largest cargo ever to the International Space Station. The newly redesigned Cygnus craft, first launched in December, is capable of carrying 25 ...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon starts selling Comcast cable TV and internet
Amazon has moved into some unexpected areas recently, like a physical bookstore, and apparently the spot on its list is cable TV. TV Predictions was first to notice the Amazon Cable Store, which so fa...
09:01 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Vizio is bringing Google Cast to wireless speakers
Vizio's new SmartCast platform, based on Google Cast, isn't just headed to TVs. The company also revealed that it's working on a few wireless speakers that'll bundle in the technol...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Jaunt's 'cinematic VR' tech will take you around the world
Nothing can compare to seeing the world for yourself, but visiting places through 360-degree virtual reality experiences doesn't sound that bad. Jaunt, the startup that aims to produce a ton of i...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Vizio's new TVs sport Google Cast, HDR and Android tablets
Vizio's latest P-Series 4K HDTVs are more than just an annual upgrade -- they also completely redefine how you'll be accessing media. The TVs, which range from 50- to 75-inches, are still te...
08:29 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Sony's designer product series lands in the US, courtesy of MoMA
Sony is bringing its Life Space UX range of well-heeled audio and projector products to the US this May. The company has partnered with the MoMA store to sell its three of its debut devices. The LED B...
08:05 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' maker has 'figured out' PS4/Xbox One cross-play
When Microsoft announced that it was working with developers to expand Xbox Live to play nicely with other platforms, it was Rocket League developer Psyonix leading the charge. Gamers immediately aske...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's Miitomo app racks up 1 million users in Japan
Nintendo's first smartphone app is performing well in Japan. Miitomo, which the console maker launched on March 17th, has already snapped up 1 million users on iOS and Android. Of course, Japan i...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's first smartphone game racks up 1 million users
Nintendo's first smartphone game is performing well in Japan. Miitomo, which the console maker launched on March 17th, has already snapped up 1 million users on iOS and Android. Of course, Japan ...
07:12 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget The People's Operator now has a super-cheap 4G plan
When The People's Operator (TPO) launched in the UK in 2012, it stood out for two reasons. On the one hand, a quarter of the company's profits are piped into a charitable foundation, and 10 ...
06:22 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget SilverPush claims its TV monitoring app didn't snoop on you
SilverPush, an Indian firm that made software capable of silently tracking your TV viewing, claims it has no active partnerships with US-based apps. The company found itself under the spotlight last w...
05:20 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Graphene-based patch can help monitor blood sugar levels
This see-through patch made of graphene and studded with gold isn't just a fashion accessory or temporary tattoo. It has the capability to monitor your blood sugar levels and deliver diabetes med...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Students finally get their hands on the BBC's Micro:bit computer
The BBC has begun delivering its tiny Micro:bit programmable computers to students today, with every Year 7 in the UK due to receive theirs over the next few weeks. The spiritual successor to the BBC ...
02:40 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Pre-order the $400 PlayStation VR 'core' bundle March 29th
Despite Sony saying last week that its $400 PlayStation Virtual Reality headset wouldn't go up for pre-order, here we are hours before the $500 "Launch" bundle's pre-orders go live...
01:23 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Andy Grove, tech legend and former Intel CEO, passes away
Intel's former CEO and Chairman Andrew S. Grove has passed away today, March 21st. He was 79 years old. The company owes much of its success to Grove, who was the company founders' first hir...
12:22 am -04 - Tue, March 22, 2016
Engadget Mars 'X-ray' gravity maps reveal how its crust has changed
Our lust for Martian knowledge (and travel) isn't showing any signs of stopping and now we've gotten a look inside the planet thanks to new X-ray-like gravity maps. NASA says that it now has...
10:59 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Big tech companies want to make email more secure
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Comcast and LinkedIn have joined forces to create a new email mechanism that makes sure the messages you send are encrypted. In the proposal they've submitted to the Int...
10:04 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Day of the Tentacle,' March Madness
This week Double Fine is releasing Day of the Tentacle Remastered, on PS4 and PC (OS X / Mac version arrives tomorrow), complete with updated art and new developer commentary. Beyond watching your bra...
09:50 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple wants to know how the FBI will hack its phone
This afternoon the Department of Justice asked the courts to vacate tomorrow's hearing concerning the iPhone 5C in the custody of the FBI. The government had asked for Apple to help it circumvent...
09:11 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget E! has a live daily newscast on Facebook
E!, your one-stop source for news about which vapid celeb is making out with another, or who is hanging out with another famous person's kids, is taking its brand of journalism to Facebook. Live ...
08:15 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Everything you need to know from Apple's 'Loop You In' event
Apple squeezed a surprising amount of news into an hour-long press conference, but hey -- not everyone has time to sift through the day's events. If that's you, well, we've got a handy ...
06:54 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget FBI backs off Apple, finds another way into iPhone 5c
The Department of Justice just asked the courts to vacate tomorrow's hearing with Apple concerning the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Apparently, the FBI will use alternativ...
06:41 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Here's your first (unofficial) look at 'Pokmon' on smartphones
You no longer have to guess what Pok&eacute;mon Go will look like when it finally reaches smartphones. An attendee at a SXSW panel led by Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke recorded footage of the mobile...
06:41 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Here's your first (unofficial) look at 'Pokemon' on smartphones
You no longer have to guess what Pok&eacute;mon Go will look like when it finally reaches smartphones. An attendee at a SXSW panel led by Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke recorded footage of the mobile...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel stop operating in New York, for now
We hope you aren't an ardent DraftKings or FanDuel fan in New York -- that reprieve they got isn't going to last. The state's Attorney General has reached agreements with both daily fa...
05:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple's 'Loop You In' iPhone event, by the numbers
Another Apple event came and went today, ho-hum. The surprisingly succinct press conference highlighted the company's environmental efforts, a bit of shade thrown the FBI's way and a couple ...
04:51 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Spotify now has 30 million subscribers
Who said that Spotify was going to lose customers just because rivals like Apple Music were in town? Certainly not Spotify. Founder Daniel Ek has revealed that his streaming music service has 30 mil...
04:22 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple's smaller iPad Pro is the 9.7-inch iPad we've always wanted
Last year's iPad Pro was without question the most powerful tablet Apple ever made, but let's be real: Its size made it a complete non-starter for some people. That's why the folks in C...
03:53 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget The iPhone SE is a powerful little blast from the past
We've had years to get used to the the iPhone 6 family and its curvy lines, but some people still yearn for the crisper angles -- and smaller screens -- of iPhones past. For them, Apple's ne...
03:35 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget The 9.7-inch iPad Pro vs. the competition: Which works best?
The iPad Pro is great for getting work done, but its 12.9-inch screen is a little too big for some. So now we have the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which takes the original Pro's souped-up internals an...
03:29 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Google built tech to support the Syrian uprising, Clinton email says
Google built a tool in 2012 designed to help organize Syrian dissidents opposed to President Bashar Assad, according to a new batch of emails released from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton�...
03:08 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple has a fast USB-C charger for your iPad Pro
One of the harsh lessons from the iPad Pro is that big batteries take a long time to charge -- forget to plug it in at night and you could be in for a hassle in the morning. Apple is finally tackling ...
03:08 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple has a fast USB-C charger for your iPad Pro (updated)
One of the harsh lessons from the iPad Pro is that big batteries take a long time to charge -- forget to plug it in at night and you could be in for a hassle in the morning. Apple is finally tackling ...
03:01 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget UK pricing for the iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro
As expected, Apple unwrapped a handful of new devices and accessories today in Cupertino. We had our first glimpse of the iPhone SE, a smaller iPad Pro and a handful of new bands for the Apple Watch. ...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget The iPhone SE vs. the competition: Small but strong
In the ongoing march to larger screen sizes, the new iPhone SE might seem like a step backwards. But it's welcome relief to people who find large handsets unwieldy. However, even if few phones ar...
02:34 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget How does the SE stack up to the rest of the iPhone line?
The iPhone SE is the newest member of Apple's smartphone line, with a smaller size that makes it more pocket-friendly than either the 6s or 6s Plus. But, while the SE boasts a diminutive frame an...
02:16 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple drops the iPad Air 2 price to $399
Sure, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro might have been the star of the show at Apple's spring event, but that isn't stopping Cupertino from giving the budget-conscious crowd something nice. The company...
01:48 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple's CareKit will help patients better manage their illnesses
Apple revealed a new way for people -- and their doctors -- to better manage their health during the Spring 2016 iPhone event on Monday. Building off of its successful ResearchKit program, the company...
01:48 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple's CareKit helps patients better manage their illnesses
During its "Loop You In" event today, Apple revealed a new way for people -- and their doctors -- to better manage their health. Building off of its successful ResearchKit program, the compa...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple introduces a smaller iPad Pro
As rumored, Apple has been working on a smaller version of last year's iPad Pro. Today, at its "Loop you in" event, the company revealed the new 9.7-inch tablet. Similar to the 12.9-inc...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple iOS 9.3 update available today with 'Night Shift'
During its "Loop You In" event, Apple announced that iOS 9.3 would finally be available to all starting today. The new version of the operation system adds the color-temperature changing Nig...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple introduces a smaller iPad Pro starting at $599
As rumored, Apple has been working on a smaller version of last year's iPad Pro. Today, at its "Loop you in" event, the company revealed the new 9.7-inch tablet. Similar to the 12.9-inc...
01:40 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple unveils four-layer woven nylon Watch bands
Apple realized from the get-go that its Watch is a piece of jewellery and, like any fashion accessory, must appeal to a broad range of folks. With its first event of 2016 happening at the beginning of...
01:34 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple announces iPhone SE, a faster 4-inch iPhone for $399
There's a lot of love out there for the tiny iPhone 5S -- Apple says it sold over 30 million of them last year -- but there's no doubt that its 2013-era hardware is getting rusty. Enter the ...
01:34 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE starts at $399, arrives next week
There's a lot of love out there for the tiny iPhone 5S -- Apple says it sold over 30 million of them last year -- but there's no doubt that its 2013-era hardware is getting rusty. Enter the ...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch gets a price cut to $299 and new bands
It's been just over a year since Apple announced the Watch, but we're not getting a new model just yet. Instead, Apple used its "Loop You In" event to announce a few new bands. The...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple TV updated with folders, dictation and Siri for App Store
Today at Apple's "Loop You In" event the company had plenty to announce, including an update for its Apple TV. The fourth version's headline features are its App Store and new Siri...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch gets a price cut to $299, along with new bands
It's been just over a year since Apple announced the Watch, but we're not getting a new model just yet. Instead, Apple used its "Loop You In" event to announce a few new bands. The...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple's Liam robot takes apart your iPhone for recycling
Apple has come under fire for its use of conflict minerals in iPhones (so have many other device manufacturers, to be fair) before, and the company has just introduced how it aims to reduce its enviro...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple's 'Liam' robot takes apart your iPhone for recycling
Apple has come under fire for its use of conflict minerals in iPhones (so have many other device manufacturers, to be fair). Today at its "Loop You In" event, the company revealed how it aim...
12:55 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Tim Cook starts today's Apple event with some words for the FBI
"We will not shrink from this responsibility."That's how Apple CEO Tim Cook started today's live "Loop You In" event, with a message about privacy, security and encryptio...
12:45 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget We're live from Apple's 'Loop You In' event!
Nothing brightens up a dreary March day like the promise of some shiny new hardware, and Apple should have us covered there. Tune in at 1PM ET/10AM PT for some sweet liveblog action from Apple's ...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Google Now can block publishers you don't read
You can already tell Google Now to stop showing you stories on certain subjects, such as an annoying political candidate or a rival sports team. But what if you want to purge an entire site from that...
12:01 pm -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget 10 competitions humans fought against machines
In 1981, science essayist Jeremy Bernstein wrote a piece for The New Yorker that touched upon a historic backgammon game two years earlier, in which reigning champ Luigi Villa lost to a computer. It w...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Casio's first Android Wear smartwatch arrives March 25th
You no longer have to choose between Android Wear and a watch that can survive your epic hiking adventures. Casio has revealed that its first smartwatch, the WSD-F10, will be available on March 25th t...
11:20 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Tesla explains how Model 3 reservations will work
Want to be one of the first people to own and drive a Model 3? Tesla has some simple advice: get down to one of its showrooms at opening time on March 31st. That way you'll get "a better spo...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget I lost a weekend playing 'Miitomo,' Nintendo's first smartphone game
So here it is: Miitomo is Nintendo's first smartphone app. It's a social interaction game that's... kind of existed before. Tomodachi Life was a surreal 3DS title populated by your own ...
10:40 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Supreme Court will review Apple damage claims against Samsung
If Apple wants Samsung to cough up a lot of money for allegedly violating its patents, it's going to have a real fight on its hands. The US Supreme Court has agreed to review the damage claims i...
10:04 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Google plans to bring internet to Cuba, Obama says
Google will be one of the first American companies to help open up Cuba to the internet, President Obama announced this morning during his historic visit. "One of the things that we'll be an...
09:40 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Netflix raises the standard for its latest 'Recommended' TVs
Last year, Netflix launched its "Recommended TV" label to coax manufacturers to improve speeds on Smart TVs and, of course, push its service. This year, it's asking for more by making t...
09:10 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget 'Halo 5' gets cooperative Firefight game mode this summer
Apart from the odd silly weekend playlist, Halo 5 doesn't really cater for your more casual gaming moods. You've got Arena matches for classic competition, and Warzone games when you're...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: win a smart heating system courtesy of Heat Genius
Of all the ways to educate your boiler, Heat Genius offers some of the most comprehensive smart heating systems around. From remote temperature and hot water control to radiator and underfloor heating...
08:25 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Animation software used by Studio Ghibli will soon be free
You may not have heard of Toonz animation software, but you've no doubt seen work it was used in: Studio Ghibli films like Spirited Away and Tale of the Princess Kaguya (above), or the animated s...
07:59 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Sainsbury's is stocking vinyl records in 171 supermarkets
Vinyl is back, and it seems like it's here to stay. More than two million LPs were sold in the UK during 2015, up from 1.3 million the year prior. The steady growth since 2007 -- when the medium ...
07:20 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Apple fixing iMessage flaw that lets hackers steal photos
Apple has put a lot of work into making its phones hard to crack, much to the consternation of US law enforcement officials. It's still not perfect, however, as researchers from John Hopkins Univ...
06:15 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Dara O Briain to host gaming show 'Go 8 Bit' on Dave
British broadcasters have always struggled to create high quality TV shows about video games. Aside from Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe, few programmes have done the medium justice. Just look at the...
06:04 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Panasonic shows how its robotic suits ease your burden
If you ask Panasonic, the future is full of wearable robotic assistants... lots of them. The Japanese tech giant has posted a video highlighting all the exoskeletons and service robots it's worki...
04:20 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget Smart 3D modeling lets you mess with faces in videos
Have you ever wanted to mess with a video by making its cast say things they never would on camera? You might get that chance. Researchers have built a face detection system that lets you impose you...
02:12 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget 'Forza Motorsport 6' gets eSports tourneys anyone can join
If you're the sort to regularly set lap records in Forza Motorsport 6, you're about to have your moment in the sun. Making good on its bet on eSports, Microsoft has announced two Forza-base...
12:36 am -04 - Mon, March 21, 2016
Engadget LG's Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE returns to AT&T
AT&amp;T isn't just banking on the LG G5 to start its spring with a bang. After months of sorting out glitches, LG is re-launching the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE on AT&amp;T as of toda...
11:09 pm -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget Telltale reveals the first details of its 'Batman' game series
When Telltale Games confirmed late last year that it was working on a Batman game series, it didn't reveal much beyond the game's very existence. At last, though, it's ready to dribble...
09:35 pm -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget Blind woman may see thanks to gene therapy and light
Optogenetics, or mixing gene therapy with light treatments, is finally getting a proper field test: doctors have given a blind Texas woman the first optogenetics-based therapy in hopes of restoring so...
08:04 pm -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget Here's how 'Star Wars Battlefront' does Jabba the Hutt's palace
Part of the allure of Star Wars Battlefront is seeing how it translates classic scenes from the movies to the video game world. How will it handle Jabba the Hutt's palace, for example? As of this...
06:29 pm -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget Airbnb now books stays in Cuba for everyone
Airbnb was quick to open its doors to Cuba once the country enjoyed warmer relations with the US, but there was a big gotcha: you could only book a stay if you were a US traveler. That ruled out... we...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget 6 floating buildings powered by the sun
By Cat DiStasioAs the earth's population grows and land becomes more scarce, people are looking to bodies of water to support new types of structures. And if you're designing a building to f...
02:01 pm -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget Lyft drivers would make more as employees, estimates show
Critics claim that ridesharing companies stiff drivers by labeling them as contractors rather than full employees, but how much are they losing out on, really? Quite a bit, if you ask those drivers�...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget Autoblog drives the world's fastest motorized log
Translogic host Jonathon Buckley takes a ride in the Cedar Rocket, the world's fastest log. Built by reality TV star Bryan Reid, Sr., of Timber Kings, the Cedar Rocket is powered by two electric ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget The After Math: It's virtual insanity
Between SXSW and GDC, Virtual Reality has been front and center in the public eye (and not just the folks wearing prosthetic penguin appendages). Sony's PSVR headset finally received a price tag ...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: A solar-powered plane, and more!
Everyone's heard of hybrid cars, but what about hybrid airplanes? A solar and biofuel-powered plane is set to make history this June by completing the world's first zero-carbon trans-Atlanti...
08:07 am -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget Your old Amazon Kindle needs an update to stay online
Most Kindle updates focus on nice-to-have improvements, but this is one you won't want to ignore. Amazon is warning owners of pre-2013 Kindles (that is, the original Kindle Paperwhite and earlie...
05:04 am -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget New studies detail just how complex Pluto and its moons are
Before New Horizons started sending back data and close-up images of Pluto, we barely knew the dwarf planet. We were like a love-sick fool who could only observe from afar. Now, the New Horizons scien...
01:05 am -04 - Sun, March 20, 2016
Engadget 'Destiny' spring update arrives on April 12th
Bungie hasn't been shy about teasing Destiny updates in between The Taken King and its sequel, but what are those going to look like, exactly, and when is it arriving? The studio isn't spil...
11:02 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Senate holds Backpage in contempt in child trafficking probe
The Senate has unanimously voted (96-0) to hold Backpage, a classified ads website, in contempt of Congress. See, Homeland Security's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations issued subpoenas las...
09:27 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Swatch's first proper smartwatch is a Tissot
Swatch technically released smartwatches last year in the form of the Bellamy and Touch Zero One, but their narrow focuses (payments and volleyball) made them niche tools that you're unlikely to ...
08:31 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Automakers agree to make auto braking a standard by 2022
By 2025, almost all new vehicles in the US will come with automatic emergency braking systems, thanks to a pact 20 automakers made with the government. The companies and the US Department of Transport...
06:58 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Xbox One drops to $299 in Microsoft's spring game sale
If you missed out on last fall's Xbox One sales, you're about to get a second chance. Microsoft is kicking off an Xbox Spring Sale on March 20th that will once again lop $50 off the Xbox On...
05:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's console wars: PlayStation 1 vs. Nintendo 64
The console wars have begun! Ben compares the inner workings of the original PlayStation and Nintendo 64 by tearing them down to their chips and highlighting the electronics design considerations, in ...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget GDC 2016 Revisited: Virtual reality takes a big leap
And just like that, GDC 2016 has come to a close. But, before the Engadget team says goodbye to the gaming conference, we wanted to give you a look at some of the highlights of the week. Virtual reali...
03:15 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget This is the future of video game development
The Girls Make Games initiative aims to encourage young women to dive into the rich industry of video game development, and it seems to be doing the trick. This year at the Independent Games Festival ...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Balight's bike LEDs light up your ride in the doofiest way possible
Twenty-nine people died in traffic-related accidents on the streets of San Francisco in 2014. Seventeen of them were pedestrians and cyclists. So when I commute through the city on a bike, there'...
01:05 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Stagefright exploit reliably attacks Android phones
You may know that the Stagefright security flaw is theoretically dangerous, but it hasn't been that risky in practice -- it's just too difficult to implement on an Android device in a reliab...
01:05 pm -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Stagefright exploit reliably attacks Android phones (updated)
You may know that the Stagefright security flaw is theoretically dangerous, but it hasn't been that risky in practice -- it's just too difficult to implement on an Android device in a reliab...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Insomniac Games CEO on the challenges of making games for VR
As the Founder and CEO of Insomniac Games, Ted Price is responsible for esteemed console games like Ratchet and Clank, Sunset Overdrive and Fuse. Then there's Song of the Deep, a gorgeous 2D plat...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Insomniac's CEO on the challenges of making games for VR
As the Founder and CEO of Insomniac Games, Ted Price is responsible for esteemed console games like Ratchet and Clank, Sunset Overdrive and Fuse. Then there's Song of the Deep, a gorgeous 2D plat...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Olivia Munn on why we're all nerds now
Putting on Her Game FaceConnie Guglielmo,CNETOlivia Munn plays Psylocke in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie and CNET caught up with the actress to chat gaming, smart home tech and more. Munn says ...
08:41 am -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget FTC issues warning to apps covertly monitoring TV broadcasts
It's like the those skeevy flashlight apps all over again. The Federal Trade Commission has sent out a warning to mobile software developers using the Silverpush framework that their applications...
05:27 am -04 - Sat, March 19, 2016
Engadget Netflix reportedly pays $90 million for Will Smith and 'Bright'
A couple of weeks ago rumors surfaced that Netflix was in the lead to sign its biggest movie deal yet, and now Deadline says it is the winner of a bidding battle (over Warner Bros./MGM and PalmStar) f...
10:25 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is trying to make Chrome extensions work on Edge
Microsoft's very first batch of Edge browser extensions is small, but it seems the company's taking steps to make sure Windows users get more in the future. According to Microsoft Senior Pro...
08:50 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Live in a yellow submarine on Google Maps
Google wants to help you remodel your house one sticker at a time. Okay, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but the search giant is adding options to customize locations (including your abode and w...
07:18 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Johns Hopkins' drone flies straight from an underwater station
A UAV developed by a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab team can stay underwater for months, waiting out of sight until it's called to duty. When the machine does get deployed, it can s...
06:32 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Steam is ready to play all your games in VR
Not too long ago Valve announced that it had a way to play all of your Steam games in virtual reality, rather than just those built solely for the medium. Well, it's officially out in beta form a...
05:51 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger has a hidden basketball game
March Madness is upon us, bringing dunks and layups galore as 68 college teams vie for the national championship. It's easy to get swept up in the hype, but if you're anything like me a trip...
05:27 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Twitch's cooking show appetizer is a full blown meal now
Twitch's food experiment with streaming episodes of Julia Child's The French Chef is getting a lot bigger. The company just announced that starting at 9 PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific on March 19...
05:13 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget 'Below' is hiding more mysteries than you think
Capybara Games made a classic mistake in the middle of developing its latest game: announcing the release date too early. Capy unveiled Below, a moody and mysterious exploration experience, back in 20...
04:55 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget The Sulon Q has insane mixed reality ambitions
Earlier this week, Sulon Technologies unveiled the Sulon Q, which it claims is the world's first tether-free all-in-one headset that combines AR, VR and spatial computing in a single device. That...
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget The next three-person ISS crew is about to leave Earth
Astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka have been selected as the crew for Expedition 47 on the International Space Station. They're scheduled to take o...
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget The next three-person ISS crew is on its way (update)
Astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka have been selected as the crew for Expedition 47 on the International Space Station. They're scheduled to take o...
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget The next three-person ISS crew is on its way (updated)
Astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka have been selected as the crew for Expedition 47 on the International Space Station. They're scheduled to take o...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget America accuses Iran of hacking the dam, cyber-squirrels rejoice
As cyber-geddon stories go, Middle Eastern countries hacking into US dams or power grids and making stuff go haywire sounds like the plot for a not-so-subtly racist Hollywood scare flick. But that...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: What's this?
Y'all. This week was SXSW and GDC and we are tired. So let's dive right on in so I can go back to trying to take a nap on my keyboard. ...
04:12 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud inks deal with Sony Music as streaming service looms
Back in January, SoundCloud and Universal Music Group came to terms on a licensing deal and now the popular music site has inked another agreement. SoundCloud announced today that it has a deal in pla...
03:55 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget LG agrees to build Bang & Olufsen's pricey TVs
Even if you really love Danish design, $8,000 is insane for a 55-inch Bang &amp; Olufsen 4K TV, since a superior OLED model from LG costs about three grand. B&amp;O may have though the same th...
03:39 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget NPR won't push its podcasts or app on the radio
NPR is far from oblivious to the growth in podcasting. The organisation puts out a bevy of shows that people can subscribe to, download and stream, like From the Top and Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me...
03:27 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Head of Xbox Phil Spencer apologizes for sexist GDC party
The technology and video game industries have been unwelcoming to women in a variety of ways for years now, with the "booth babe" at big events being a prime example. Despite an ongoing back...
03:11 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Uber reportedly bought at least 100,000 Mercedes Benz S-Classes
Quick recap: ride-sharing behemoth Uber is famous for connecting passengers with people who have their own cars. (Well, among other things.) Uber doesn't own a fleet of cars for would-be drivers ...
02:51 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget With HoloLens, you can now remodel your kitchen at Lowe's
When it comes to HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality headset, the company's making very careful moves to introduce the holographic tech to the public. Case in point: Today, it announced ...
02:31 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Google lays out its autonomous car proposal to the Feds
The head of Google's self-driving car program, Chris Urmson, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation on Friday outlining a proposal that would fast-track self-driving car technology and...
02:15 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Sony is reportedly developing a 'PlayStation 4.5' for 4K gaming
Microsoft isn't the only company considering a minor console refresh: Sony is also reportedly working on a slightly faster PlayStation 4 to deliver 4K gaming, Kotaku reports. Several developer so...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget My love affair with PlayStation Vue: a cautionary tale
You have to appreciate the irony: I'd intended to write this as a ringing endorsement of PlayStation Vue, Sony's cable-like streaming TV alternative. The service, available on PS4, PS3 and i...
01:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget With Alta, Fitbit finally made a stylish fitness band
The Fitbit Alta is what happens when Fitbit sits down and decides to make a fitness tracker that isn't ugly. After all, the novelty of fitness trackers is wearing thin, so the company needs a new...
01:29 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Apple surprised at DoJ's request to cross-examine witnesses
On Wednesday the Department of Justice asked that its hearing with Apple on March 22 concerning the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter, Syed Farook be an evidentiary hearing. What that means is that bot...
01:20 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Twitter is keeping its 140-character limit
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared on The Today Show on Friday to celebrate the company's 10 anniversary. While there, Dorsey confirmed to host Matt Lauer that Twitter's 140-character limit wi...
01:07 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Uber adds one-way trips from San Diego to Mexico
If you find yourself in need of transportation to Tijuana while you're in San Diego, Uber now has an option with its Passport service. The ride-hailing app will arrange transportation for a one-w...
12:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Ralph Lauren made a great fitness shirt that also happens to be 'smart'
Ralph Lauren's PoloTech shirt is smarter than it looks. It's also more expensive. The tee combines the fashion label's preppy aesthetic with the ability to deliver live metrics (heart r...
12:20 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget The best wireless home theater headphones
By Lauren DraganThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After spending dozens of hours researching every radio fr...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget How HTC and Valve built the Vive
Long before the Vive was born, both software developer Valve and phone manufacturer HTC were separately looking into virtual reality.In 2012, VR was beginning to creep back into the public imagination...
11:46 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Stanford's SCAMP robot can fly, climb and perch on walls
Stanford's SCAMP looks like a quadcopter at first glance, but it can do much more than fly and hover in the air. Just like what its full name -- Stanford Climbing and Aerial Maneuvering Platform ...
11:23 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Swings and suspension wire help make VR feel far more real
If you're obsessed with the rise and rise of virtual reality, the last few weeks have been busy. SXSW was followed by GDC, and both events made a huge deal on the potential of the new platform / ...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Adobe lets you try new Lightroom features before they're released
Lightroom on the web is handy for using the photo-editing software when you're away from your personal computer. Today, Adobe announced that it's adding a big boost to the web-based software...
10:53 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget London theatre shines lasers at audiences to deter phone use
In a bid to stop audiences from distracting actors on stage, staff at a London theatre are shining lasers at audience members who won't turn off their smartphone. The Times reports that Jermyn St...
10:45 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget The world of weird video games at Alt.Ctrl.GDC
Video games aren't all about fancy graphics on HD televisions and high-end PCs. Back in the day, innovation relied partially on building better cabinets, ramps, buttons, joysticks and all manner ...
10:17 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget PlayStation VR bundle includes camera and controllers for $500
When Sony announced pricing for its $400 PlayStation VR headset at GDC this week, it also mentioned you'd need extra gear to use it that wasn't included. However, the company is now offering...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget OnStar is helping GM plan for an autonomous-car future
General Motors has been on a tear lately. The automaker recently invested $500 million in Lyft and acquired both self-driving startup Cruise and ride-share company Sidecar. And that's all since J...
09:50 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Uber gets off lightly as TfL approves minor rule changes
Last year, Transport for London (TfL) looked at Uber and the broader private hire industry to see if they should be subject to tougher regulations. The results of that investigation were reported in J...
09:34 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget The UK's first VR roller coaster is a lonely trip through space
The medium of virtual reality is changing how we experience games, movies, news, sport, porn, The Simpsons... and now, roller coasters. Already this year, several theme park operators in the US and UK...
09:14 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget AMBER Lab robot jogs just like a human
Two-legged robots are nothing new, but usually we see them walking, not running around a test lab. A pair of seemingly autonomous legs that can lap you in the park is a scary thought, after all. Such ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Spinal Cancer solution, self-lacing Nikes and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Nike will sell widely-available self-lacing shoes by the Holiday season, though we have no idea how much they will cost. Researchers at the Mayo Institute developed a p...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Fox Sports will broadcast FIFA's Interactive World Cup finale
Fox Sports announced on Thursday that it will televise the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016. The E-sport tournament pits 32 "Grand Finalists" against one another in a three-day contest that w...
08:05 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Sky to offer Premier League matches on its basic TV packages
In its latest bid to stand out from broadcasting rival BT, Sky is launching a new sports channel that will be available to subscribers who don't pay for a Sky Sports bundle. It's called Sky ...
07:45 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Watch tissue-based robots move in response to light
Researchers have modified muscle cells to move in response to light, which could eventually result in "bio-bots" useful in for health or environmental applications. The breakthrough was made...
07:07 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Domino's has built an autonomous pizza delivery robot
For a pizza chain, Domino's actually has a pretty rich history of innovation. It's embraced social media, created a one-click Easy Order button and even built a delivery car that has its own...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Samsung has a new music app for Galaxy users to test
Have a new Galaxy S7 or other Samsung Galaxy device running Android Marshmallow? Then the electronics giant wants you to kick the tires on Samsung Music. I'd explain what it is, but its name does...
04:53 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Yahoo Mail upgrades link previews with playable video
Yahoo Mail just made its link previews on desktop richer and more informative. When you paste a URL into the body of your email, you'll now get a preview card that contains not only a snapshot of...
03:42 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft reveals gradient-hued 'Shadow' Xbox controllers
Special edition Xbox controllers aren't exactly breaking news, but Microsoft unveiled a pair that are pretty unique. The shadow design models come in "Copper Shadow" and "Dusk Shad...
01:55 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Edward Snowden is the Lavabit user the government was after
There was never hard proof that the government was after Edward Snowden during its pursuit of now-defunct secure email service Lavabit, but that's changed. In an embarrassing gaffe, the feds rele...
01:04 am -04 - Fri, March 18, 2016
Engadget Netflix will premiere 'The Little Prince' in the US
It looks like Netflix is now snapping up new foreign films for domestic distribution. The video-on-demand service will premiere the French-made animation The Little Prince in the US, according to The ...
11:18 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Michael Kors' Android Wear smartwatches can change faces
Michael Kors already has a healthy lineup of watches in different shapes and sizes, but he still clearly wants a piece of the smartwatch action. The American designer has launched a new line of Androi...
10:49 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War' creator's 'LawBreakers' is a timed Steam exclusive
It turns out Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski hasn't abandoned PC gamers after years of making Gears of War games for the Xbox 360. His new shooter LawBreakers will be a Steam exclusive "...
10:13 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Kickstarter buys crowd-funded music community Drip
Drip, a community for independent artists and record label, has been acquired by Kickstarter, the company announced today. The company was set to shut down tomorrow, but Kickstarter has swooped in at ...
09:33 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget DARPA's 'Improv' initiative crowdsources solutions to DIY terrorists
The quality gap between technology available to the Department of Defense and regular citizens is rapidly shrinking -- just look at UAVs. While that's a good thing for hobbyists, it also enables ...
08:40 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Spotify agrees to pay millions for unmatched royalties
Spotify has come an agreement with NMPA (National Music Publishers Association) over unpaid royalties for music on the streaming service that didn't have copyright owner information. According to...
08:23 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget NYT: Apple engineers may quit before cracking the iPhone
The spirit of anarchy and anti-establishment still runs strong at Apple. Rather than comply with the government's requests to develop a so-called "GovtOS" to unlock the iPhone 5c of San...
07:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget You can now binge on porn with T-Mobile's Binge On
Earlier today, T-Mobile announced that it was adding a number of new content providers to its Binge On initiative. The blog post announcing the new additions, which included YouTube and Google Play Mo...
07:33 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Latest Windows 10 preview brings Edge browser extensions
Microsoft has finally started testing the feature that could make its new Edge browser a real alternative to the likes of Chrome and Firefox: extensions. An updated browser with support for extensions...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget 'Hellblade' takes real-time motion capture to the next level
Yesterday, during the Epic Games keynote at GDC 2016, Ninja Theory showed off a live motion capture demo for Hellblade, its upcoming AAA indie title. The results are absolutely stunning. Tameem Antoni...
06:28 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: An Apple TV media streamer 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...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Oculus founder on Rift, 'Eve: Valkyrie' and VR's next steps
Bundled along with every Oculus Rift kit is a copy of Eve: Valkyrie, a multiplayer dogfighting shooter. So as soon as you take the headset out of the box, you'll be able to strap it on and jump r...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Here's what to expect from Apple's 'Loop You In' event
In just a few days, Apple is going to make headlines for more than just its hard line on encryption. The company invited the tech press to Cupertino on Monday to "loop" us in to the newest a...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Breaking down PlayStation VR with Adam Boyes
PlayStation is banking big on virtual reality. It's the only major console manufacturer to build its own VR headset, PS VR, which is exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and is set to launch in October...
04:24 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget A VR experience transported me to a live soccer game
The virtual reality space is still a work in progress. While there are already many use cases for it, from gaming to education, developers continue to find new ways to fiddle with the technology. A pu...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget The next big thing in smartphones is uncertainty
You've probably noticed something about smartphones. They haven't been exciting lately.Chances are, your current smartphone looks and works a lot like your last one. Your next will probably ...
03:40 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Surface Pro rival, the Galaxy TabPro S, hits US and UK
If you had your eye on the Surface Pro 4, but wanted something a little less Microsoft-branded, Samsung's got an alternative just for you. The company's Galaxy TabPro S is available to order...
03:20 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget DoT and Alphabet plan to battle gridlock
Department of Transportation secretary Anthony Foxx and Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs announced a transportation platform today called Flow. The system will grab data from in-the-street sensors, WiFi-...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness: Startup Culture
If you've been wondering what it's like to work for a hot Silicon Valley startup, you're in luck. Bambu's new promo video offers a behind-the-scenes look at what makes the company ...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget College athletes in EA lawsuit will receive an average of $1,600
Back in July, a judge approved a $60 million settlement between Electronic Arts and a number of college athletes over the use of their likeness in games. Athletes with a valid claim, all 24,819 of the...
02:25 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Don't like Twitter's new algorithmic feed? Then turn it off.
Remember the uproar that was #RIPTwitter from a few weeks back? Well, conserve your internet outrage because, love it or hate it, Twitter's new algorithmic timeline -- the one that surfaces "...
02:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Audible wants you to share audiobook passages like Vine clips
The next time you discover a notable passage in an audiobook, Audible wants you to share it among your friends like you would a meme or Vine clip. The audiobook company announced a Clips feature today...
01:40 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Alphabet is looking to sell off Boston Dynamics
Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc, has decided to put its robotics division, Boston Dynamics, up for sale, according to a report from Bloomberg News. Per a pair of anonymous Google employees ...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Microsoft finally rolls out Windows 10 Mobile to older phones
For a while there, Windows 10 Mobile was only easy to come by if you needed a new phone or liked unfinished software. Now -- finally, thankfully -- Microsoft is starting to rollout its Windows 10 upda...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Uber is testing a way to pay drivers instantly
Uber is testing out a way to pay its drivers at the end of every ride, rather than once a week, which will hopefully help them avoid payday lending services charging high fees, the AP reports. Once si...
12:25 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget 'BioShock: The Collection' for Xbox One, PS4 and PC pops up again
The evidence that a BioShock compilation will soon arrive on current-gen consoles continues to pile up. BioShock: The Collection is a yet unannounced but often rumored set that includes BioShock, BioS...
12:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile adds YouTube and more to its Binge On streaming
Following a round of additions to its Binge On initiative in January, T-Mobile is tacking on more content to the data-free video option. Beginning today, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Red Bull TV, Disc...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk's customer helpline now uses voice authentication
The days of digging out that grubby Post-it note with your telephone account password scrawled on are over for TalkTalk customers. From today, you'll only need your vocal cords to prove you are w...
11:45 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Sonic comes to the Apple TV
If even you still own an old Sega console, the chances are you haven't played it in years. Luckily, a number of the company's most popular games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, have been port...
11:25 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Nextbit isn't bringing the Robin to Verizon and Sprint after all
If you backed Nextbit's Robin and have pledged allegiance to Sprint or Verizon in the US, well, you're out of luck. Nextbit CEO Tom Moss admitted in a message to the project's backers t...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Baidu will soon test its self-driving cars in the US
Chinese tech giant Baidu is planning to make self-driving cars a commercially viable option by 2018. To take another step in that direction, the company will test its autonomous vehicles on roads in t...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget ProtonMail's encrypted email is now available to all
After a two-year, invitation-only beta, ProtonMail has opened its privacy email service to the public and launched new mobile apps. The app is encrypted end-to-end and, like Apple's iPhone, can&#...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget US to ban hoverboard imports following Segway complaint
Feds might seize even more "hoverboards" now that the US International Trade Commission has banned most of them from being imported into the country. The ITC didn't issue the order beca...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Sky is becoming a virtual reality broadcaster
Sky has known for some time that virtual reality has a huge part to play in the future of broadcasting. Since 2013, it's been investing in VR production company Jaunt, and last year, Sky News rel...
09:49 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget A dangerous piece of PC ransomware is now impossible to crack
What do developers do after discovering a software vulnerability? Why, patch it, of course. Ironically, criminal have learned that lesson too, as one gang has updated the notorious TeslaCrypt ransomwa...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget These workout shorts made me feel like I was running underwater
It's been almost two days since I worked out while wearing Physiclo's new resistance shorts, and my legs are still sore. It's not like I worked out all that hard either. Physiclo co-fou...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Now you can ask Amazon's Echo about your Fitbit stats
It was only a matter of time until someone integrated a fitness gadget with Amazon's Echo -- we should have guessed that Fitbit would be first. Starting today, you'll be able to ask any of A...
08:43 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget This is how HTC will sell the Vive to the British public
HTC's Vive VR headset is almost upon us. Pre-orders went live on February 29th and the first units should be heading to early adopters' doorsteps on April 5th. One question has long lingered...
08:33 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Google Docs lets you limit access with an expiration date
In business, many people collaborate with clients, contractors and other small companies for a short length of time. You might want to give them access to some of your documents -- a list of your team...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Swimming like a penguin is a different kind of virtual reality
This week in "People Looking Awkward in VR tech" features me in a headset and giant, fluffy, penguin wings. Part of a VR showcase touching on the potential applications of what everyone'...
07:31 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Intel's first 'Skull Canyon' NUC has Core i7 power
If you're considering an Xbox One or PS4 for gaming and entertainment, Intel has another proposition for you: The first Skull Canyon NUC (next unit of computing) mini-PC. It fits a sixth-gen Skyl...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Oppo R9 is a fancy mid-range phone for selfie addicts
How many megapixels does your pretty face deserve? 16 apparently, according to a couple of new Android smartphones from Oppo. The freshly announced R9 and R9 Plus are the latest addition to the Chines...
06:25 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 apps will come to the Xbox One this summer
It feels like Microsoft has been dangling the "Windows will come to Xbox" carrot for the longest time, but now it appears the company isn't too far away from actually delivering. Speaki...
05:20 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Apple loses video streaming patent case in Germany
OpenTV might not be able to beat Apple in a popularity contest, but it just won a court case against Tim Cook and his crew in Germany. The software maker filed a lawsuit against Apple in 2014, accusin...
04:15 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Stats show small drones pose 'minimal' risk to planes
Small drones -- the common consumer ones weighing under 4.41 pounds -- pose very little risk to planes, according to a new study by George Mason University's Mercatus Center. Since people have on...
02:49 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Apple will power part of iCloud with Google Cloud Platform
Google Cloud Platform has reportedly scored another major client after getting Spotify in February: Apple. Cupertino has struck a multi-million dollar deal with its staunchest rival to move part of iC...
01:31 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget The late Satoru Iwata honored by Game Developers Choice Awards
The video game industry lost one of its most passionate members last year when Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata passed away. He's been honored before, but there really isn't such a thing as paying ...
01:00 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Survive underground in Capy's 'Below' this summer
After almost three years we finally have a better idea when developer Capybara Games' Below will finally release: this summer. Other details on the procedurally generated, subterranean survival g...
12:35 am -04 - Thu, March 17, 2016
Engadget Self-lacing Nikes are real, will go on sale later this year
While we're still waiting for the Back to the Future-styled Nike Mag, the company has unveiled its first "self-lacing" shoe in another silhouette. The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 senses the pre...
10:44 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Even researchers agree that slow internet can stress you out
You're not the only one who gets frustrated when videos buffer too much and too often. Ericsson found that the stress caused by trying to load videos on a slow mobile connection is comparable to ...
09:58 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Computers can tell when you've been drunk tweeting
In case the rambling string of misspelled words and incoherent thoughts weren't dead giveaways, scientists have developed a method of machine learning to sniff out drunk tweets. Researchers from ...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Razer's 'Core' external GPU ships in April for $500
Razer announced pricing and availability for its new Core external graphics box at GDC on Wednesday. The device is available for pre-order starting today and units will begin shipping in April. It wil...
08:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Watch the 2016 IGF and GDC Awards live right here!
Now that the GDC show floor is officially open to attendees, it's time for the routine trophy ceremonies. It all starts with the Independent Games Festival Awards at 6:30PM PT/9:30PM ET tonight, ...
08:07 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Necklace helps your diet by listening to your eating
Forget using image recognition or the honor system to count calories -- if University at Buffalo researchers have their way, you'll just need to wear a necklace to watch what you eat. Their rece...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Hands-in with the gloves that virtual reality needs
When most people strap on a virtual reality headset for the first time, their immediate instinct is to look down, attempting to see their hands. And, the majority of the time, they'll be sorely d...
06:47 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Uber caps Surge Pricing at 3.9x during DC transit crisis
The DC metro system underwent an unprecedented 29-hour emergency shutdown for rail inspection and repairs on Wednesday, throwing the commutes of its 712,000 daily riders into chaos. Many of those ride...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Drone pilots sign up in droves to fly during emergencies
You may see a lot of stories about civilian drone operators causing chaos during emergencies, but it's clearer than ever that many of them are willing to help out, too. Bard College has publishe...
05:11 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Microsoft makes a big bet on esports with Xbox Live tournaments
On top of offering networking compatibility with other gaming platforms, Microsoft had another treat for developers at GDC this week: An easy way to create their own game tournaments with Xbox Live. T...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget How a startup is making it easy to build virtual reality worlds
My most recent virtual reality experience was created by a 9-year-old. That's according to Martin Repetto, CEO of Voxelus, a platform that lets you build, share and play your own VR games. As I r...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget iOS malware uses copy protection to infect 'pure' devices
Ne'er-do-wells have so far exploited holes in Apple's FairPlay copy protection primarily to distribute pirated iOS apps, but it now looks like they're turning their energy toward hurtin...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget A few insider thoughts on the future of virtual reality
Virtual reality is here to stay. That's the resounding cry here at GDC 2016, and it's no wonder, seeing as the conference actually had to move certain VR-related panels to bigger rooms due t...
03:15 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Netflix's Chelsea Handler talk show debuts May 11th
We've been hearing about how Netflix and Chelsea Handler would "revolutionize the talk show" for nearly two years. On May 11th, though, the streaming service's first show to featur...
02:51 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Pope Francis is starting his own Instagram account
The Catholic church under Pope Francis is already quick to use the internet to spread its message, but it's about to kick things up a notch: the Vatican has announced that the Pope will launch hi...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget The challenges of creating games for virtual reality
Virtual reality games are fun and immersive, but making them exciting and interesting can be a challenge. This is especially so for traditional game developers who have had to learn a new way of creat...
02:17 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Tidal extends free trial for the updated version of Kanye's album
By now you've likely heard all about how Kanye West's The Life of Pablo will always be a Tidal exclusive. When the album first dropped, West mentioned on Twitter that he would "fix"...
01:58 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget BMW's next-gen Project i focuses on autonomous driving
When BMW talks about wanting to build the most intelligent car, it's not joking around. The automaker is kicking off a Project i 2.0 initiative that will push autonomous and networked driving te...
01:27 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Samsung's de Grisogono Gear S2 isn't made for peasant wrists
Baselworld is going down in Switzerland this week, which means you can expect a ton of smartwatch news. We've already seen a few announcements, and today Samsung revealed a super fancy version of...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget It's a wrap: So long SXSW, see you next year
So much happened at SXSW, where to start? Well, you may have heard that the President rolled into town. He took the chance to warn -- the mainly tech crowd -- about not being "absolutists" o...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Twitter brings some of its latest social features to Windows 10
The Android and iOS Twitter apps have seen a number of new features in recent months, and now the Windows 10 version is getting some of those tools. With an update for both mobile and desktop, the Twi...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget LastPass app takes the pain out of two-factor sign-ins
Many will tell you that it's wise to use two-factor authentication to lock down your internet accounts. Actually using it, however, is another story -- there's only so many times you can ent...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget MSI ships its Mac Pro-like Vortex gaming PC
Do you like the Mac Pro's concept of stuffing a lot of computing power into a small cylinder, but wish there was a gaming PC inside instead of workstation hardware? You just got your wish. MSI ha...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Watch the Epic Games GDC 2016 keynote right here!
Although plenty of announcements have already come out of this year's Game Developers Conference, the main Expo doesn't officially begin until today. And Epic Games is kicking off the festiv...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: iOS and Android battle for your love
This week, we have some Real Talk about loving multiple operating systems, with Tom Merritt of Daily Tech News Show breaking it down for us.I also have share some feelings about hyperbole re: Comodo F...
11:46 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Medium's collections makes it easier to find things to read
It's taken a few years, but Medium has made a niche for itself as the ideal place for hot takes and navel-gazing editorials on the web. Starting today, you'll be able to find the site's...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Chevy's new Malibu keeps teens safe from themselves
The Chevy Malibu used to conjure up images of teen rebellion. The late '60's/early '70s SS muscle car was the go-to backroads drag racer for more than a few adolescents. And while the l...
11:14 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Uber's Family Profiles let you pay for up to 10 people
Many companies offer "Family" programs to make it easier to manage accounts, but they're typically associated with things like mobile plans, streaming services or downloading apps from ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget The hidden beauties unlocked by photomicrographs
Founded in 1988, the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research has established itself as a leader in photomicroscopy. In addition to helping develop new technologies to further the field, it...
10:44 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget The largest planetarium in the West is coming to New Jersey
If you want to see one of the biggest, boldest recreations of the night sky, you might only have to book a trip to New Jersey in the near future. Jersey City's Liberty Science Center says it'...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget SXSW showed me Here's Active Listening buds are a sound idea
"SXSW is all about the big ideas." I've been saying it all week long. It's true. Here in Austin is not the place to launch a phone, it's where you show an idea about how to ge...
10:16 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget MediaTek's 10-core mobile chip hits the market next month
As a believer of the old "quality not quantity" saying, Qualcomm backed away from octa core in favor of just four custom-designed cores for its Snapdragon 820 chipset. MediaTek, being the pi...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget You'll need an Oculus Touch to play 'Rock Band' in VR
We already knew Rock Band VR was coming to the Oculus Rift, but now we have a bit more information about the project. In a gameplay demo at an Oculus Game Day event recently, we learned that the game ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget The first Oculus Rift games bode well for the future of VR
I hid behind a stack of wooden crates in the saloon, trying to hide from the bullets flying at my general direction. Panicked, I frantically reached for the pair of revolvers by my side, pointed them ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget The nostalgic joy of playing 'Pinball FX2' in VR
I associate pinball with family, partly because my father convinced me it was cool when I was a kid, just like he did with The X-Files, Mystery Science Theater 3000, ping pong and a handful of other q...
09:39 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Microrobots use the power of bacteria to avoid obstacles
We don't need to scale down Google's self-driving system to make microrobots that can swim in fluid while avoiding obstacles. Drexel University professor MinJun Kim and his team of engineers...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Sky opens 'Q' TV orders to everyone
Sky is back with a revamped TV platform called Sky Q, which introduces a series of new set-top boxes and a much-needed software overhaul. Until now, orders have been limited to UK customers with a Sky...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Nanowires could bring 'tunable' privacy glass to the masses
If you don't want to block light but still need privacy, a discovery from Harvard might let you ditch the window coverings. Researchers at the university's engineering school have developed ...
09:01 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget TomTom's Golfer 2 GPS watch tracks your swing
TomTom's original Golfer GPS watch can give your distance and score, but the latest golf devices from Piq and Game Golf also track your swing and distance stats. To keep up, TomTom has launched t...
08:35 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget 'Deadpool' used way more CGI than you probably think it did
The folks behind last month's raucous Deadpool movie lied to you more than you probably could've imagined. That intro sequence that serves as a narrative framing device for practically the w...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Waze helps you plan future trips based on expected traffic
Traffic can ruin your careful planning for that appointment in the 'burbs, but Waze can help with a feature called "timed drives." After you enter the destination, date and time, it wil...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Nixon's Android Wear smartwatch is water resistant up to 100 meters
A number of smartwatches tout activity tracking and sporty looks, but Nixon is looking to offer more for folks who like to take the action outdoors. The watchmaker is jumping on the wearable tech band...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Ring's Video Doorbell Pro is a sleeker, more powerful home portal
Ring's Video Doorbell is helpful if you want to know who's gracing your door, but it has its limitations: it streams in 720p, its motion detection isn't fine-grained, and its boxy desig...
06:35 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Pigeons track air pollution in London with tiny backpacks
A small flock of pigeons have been given tiny backpacks to monitor air pollution in London. The project was dreamt up by Plume Labs, a company focused on the environmental problem, and the marketing a...
05:40 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Jay-Z pulls another album from streaming services he doesn't own
While Jay Z took his album Reasonable Doubt off Spotify just before he launched his own music service , the artist has recently pulled his Blueprint albums. Pitchfork noticed the disappearance of the ...
05:25 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Virgin Media is killing SmartCall, one of its most useful apps
To incentivise customers to sign up for its TV, telephone and broadband packages, Virgin Media offers a number of value-added services. These include access to Sky's mobile apps, but also things ...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Deezer's music streaming service arrives on the Apple Watch
There are many ways to listen to music on the Apple Watch, but if Deezer's your streaming service of choice, then it's time to add another app on your wearable. Deezer has released an app fo...
03:01 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Your next Apple Watch band could warn you of a stroke
Sure, you've been rocking that metal link band for your Apple Watch since you got it, and it's fine for fashion and all, but what about its function? There's no way it could measure you...
01:09 am -04 - Wed, March 16, 2016
Engadget Man pleads guilty to hacking celebrity accounts for photos
The celebrities affected by the massive nude photo leak in 2014 got some answers today. A 36-year-old man from Pennsylvania named Ryan Collins has been charged with computer hacking felony for infiltr...
11:46 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Researchers develop a polymer sponge to repair broken backs
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed a novel spinal graft that automatically "grows" to the requisite size and shape when implanted. The spongy polymer isn't meant to be a form...
09:53 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget PlayStation VR's launch lineup looks impressively diverse
Sony isn't letting up with the PlayStation VR news. In addition to the price and release window announcement, and what comes in the $400 box, the gaming juggernaut wants you to see what you'...
09:24 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Roccbox portable stone bake oven can cook pizza in minutes
Roccbox's Indiegogo campaign page says the lightweight stone bake oven can cook almost anything, from fish to fluffy breads. More important, it says the oven can bake Neapolitan pizza in just 90 ...
08:29 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Jawbone widens its legal claims against Fitbit
Jawbone isn't holding back in its lawsuit campaign against Fitbit over purported corporate espionage... if anything, it's ramping things up. The company tells us that it filed a motion to wi...
07:39 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' multiplayer beta starts April 18th
If you've been wondering whether or not Gears of War 4 can live up to the reputation set by (most) of its ancestors, you won't have to wait long to get a good sense of where it's going....
07:21 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Where to pre-order PlayStation VR in the UK
So, Sony has finally given us all the details for its new PlayStation VR headset. It's coming in October and it'll cost you &pound;350, but did you know that some UK retailers are alread...
06:55 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Apple's response to DOJ filing in San Bernadino case: Nope!
Apple continues to refuse complying with the feds' demands to open up the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c. Cupertino has filed a reply brief in response to the DOJ's filing, stating ...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget PlayStation VR needs a camera but it isn't in the $400 bundle
What will $400 get you come this October when PlayStation VR finally launches? Glad you were wondering. The box will include an HDMI cable, a USB cable, a pair of stereo headphones with a "comple...
06:26 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget NASA picks solar power candidates for deep space missions
NASA is going to need solar power if it wants to keep its future deep space missions running, and that means getting someone to build that light-gathering technology. Fortunately, the agency has some...
05:57 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Instagram will roll out the Facebook sorting we love to hate
Don't look now, but Instagram is about to borrow a page from its owners at Facebook. The image-focused social network has revealed that it'll soon re-order photos and videos to show the cont...
05:40 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Giphy wants to be the Netflix of GIFs
GIFs are portable human expressions. Looped images of grumpy cats, falling babies and weird Drake moves convey a barrage of information and emotions in a way that words and emoji cannot. While the for...
05:28 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: Battlefront' is coming to PlayStation VR
If you wanted something a little bit bigger to sink your teeth into for PlayStation VR, there's Star Wars: Battlefront. It's a third-party exclusive and, well, Sony's Andrew House didn&...
05:08 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Sony's PlayStation VR headset launches in October for $400
The PlayStation VR headset lands in October 2016 for $400 (&euro;400 / &pound;350 / &yen;44,980), Sony announced at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today. PS VR, originally...
04:40 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is opening up the world of 'Minecraft' to Gear VR
The Oculus Rift isn't the only virtual reality platform getting a piece of Minecraft's pie. Today, at a GDC 2016 event, Microsoft and Oculus are set to announce that the open-world phenomeno...
04:25 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Comcast starts rolling out gigabit internet access in Atlanta
At last, Comcast's promised gigabit internet rollout is starting in earnest. The cable giant is beginning an "advanced consumer trial" of the extra-quick, DOCSIS 3.1-based broadband in ...
04:04 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Apple Music gets previously unlicensed remixes thanks to Dubset
When it comes to remixes and mashups, music licensing deals and royalties become tricky business. Thanks to a new deal with Dubset, though, Apple Music will gain an entire collection of the tunes. Dub...
03:46 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Google now encrypts 75 percent of its internet traffic
How much progress has Google made on securing your internet traffic ever since Edward Snowden's leaks made it clear that encryption is crucial to maintaining privacy? Quite a bit, if you ask Goo...
03:46 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Google now encrypts over 75 percent of its internet traffic
How much progress has Google made on securing your internet traffic ever since Edward Snowden's leaks made it clear that encryption is crucial to maintaining privacy? Quite a bit, if you ask Goog...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget 'Harry Potter' meets 'Zelda' in a fantasy action game
Mages of Mystralia is a fantastical romp through a mystical world, starring a young woman named Zia who discovers she has powerful magical abilities -- though this isn't necessarily a welcome dev...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Sennheiser's 3D audio for VR feels totally natural
Sennheiser announced its 3D audio platform AMBEO back at CES this year, and today at SXSW I got a chance to try a VR demo and see how it sounds. Using a standard pair of headphones and a stock Gear VR...
02:43 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget US Army turns to phone app to prevent base attacks
Neighborhood watch apps aren't just for civilian streets. The US Army has forged a deal with CloseWatch to use a mobile crime reporting app, iWatch Army, to prevent mass shootings and other crim...
02:22 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Here's an early taste of the 'System Shock' remake
Two decades after its original release, System Shock is being remade. Night Dive Studios, the developer in charge of the project, released some pre-alpha footage, and it looks great....
01:58 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Google uses VR to put you inside a Bruegel painting
The Google Cultural institute has been working for half a decade to make the world's art accessible to everyone (with an internet connection). It's done a decent job of it so far, digitizing...
01:35 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Fossil unveils 7 more wearables, including Android Wear watches
When Fossil teased plans to have over 100 wearable devices on store shelves this year, it wasn't clowning around. On top of the abundance of devices it has unveiled so far, it's announcing s...
01:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Here Maps stops supporting Windows devices
We hope you weren't counting on Here Maps to provide directions on your Lumia. Here has announced that it's dropping much of its support for Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile. The compan...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Ohlala CEO Pia Poppenreiter on what 'paid dating' really means
Ohlala, an app that facilitates "paid dates," caused a ripple of raised eyebrows when it launched in New York last month. Despite Ohlala's insistence that it is not about paying for sex...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget The best rice cooker
By Karen Solomon and Tim BarribeauThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After going through more than ...
12:20 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Google Maps makes it easier to hail a ride that isn't Uber
For almost two years now you've been able to open up the Google Maps app, type in a destination and see how much an Uber would cost. If you like the price, you can tap the button, instantly pop i...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Google's Inbox gets 'smart replies' on the web
With "smart replies," Google's Inbox app gave us an easy way to respond to emails on our phones without typing. Now, that feature is headed to Inbox on the web. For the most part, it wo...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget New York prescriptions go digital to combat opioid abuse
On March 27th, New York State residents will no longer need to decipher their doctor's terrible handwriting, thanks to a switch from paper to electronic prescriptions. The new phase is part of a ...
11:21 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Uber's food delivery service gets a dedicated app in US cities
You no longer have to head to Canada to make full use of Uber's food delivery service from your smartphone. The UberEats app is now available on Android and iOS in a handful of US cities, startin...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a OnePlus 2 smartphone!
The once elusive OnePlus smartphones have finally broken free of their invite-only status for those eager to score one. Although a relatively new name on the scene, the company's top-tier OnePlus...
10:38 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget AMD's most powerful GPU yet is built for VR
AMD has just launched the liquid-cooled Radeon Pro Duo, a graphics card that boasts a lot of superlatives. With 16 teraflops of computing power, it's the fastest single-slot graphics graphics car...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Yahoo Games is shutting down in May
Yahoo Games, part of many people's early online gaming experience, has been on its deathbed since 2014 when the company started killing old titles. Now, Yahoo has decided on when it plans to lay ...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Android N for phones is promising, but not for the faint of heart
Last Wednesday, Google threw us all for a loop by pushing out an Android N Developer Preview well ahead of its I/O developer conference. We already dug into what this preview build means for tablets l...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget 'Gone Home' follow-up 'Tacoma' pushed back to 2017
Fullbright, the studio behind the critically acclaimed Gone Home, has delayed its new game Tacoma. The sci-fi mystery was penciled in for the second half of this year, but it's now been pushed ba...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Smart pill dispenser, Kodak's new app and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Kodak is launching a new app at SXSW for friends and family to share their key moments with one another, and according to the company, it's free of ads and data co...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Twitch launches food channel with 'The French Chef' marathon
Twitch is known as the place to watch and broadcast live video games, be it competitive eSports like Dota, a humorous "Let's Play" or a bizarre Pokemon experiment. But to grow, the comp...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Sony's h.ear wireless headphones ship April 12th for $350
Back at CES, Sony unveiled a full portable audio line under the "h.ear" brand. Despite a range of headphones, a speaker and even a new Walkman, the over-ear wireless headphones were the high...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Razer reveals its latest 14-inch Blade gaming laptop at GDC
At GDC on Tuesday, Razer announced that it is releasing the fifth generation of its popular Blade gaming laptop. The new edition will reportedly offer significant performance improvements over its pre...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Razer's new Hacker Development Kit natively supports CryEngine
Razer unveiled its latest revision to its Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) developer's bundle, aka Hacker Development Kit v1.4, during GDC on Tuesday. The latest HDK offers a number of improvem...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Razer's updated Blade gaming laptop has a slimmed-down design
The gaming show GDC has just begun, and Razer used the opportunity to unveil the fifth generation of its popular Blade gaming laptop. The new edition will offer significant performance improvements ov...
08:36 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine' VR experiment revealed
Last week we got an inadvertent early peek at a new Star Wars VR experience from Industrial Light &amp; Magic, and now the full trailer has been revealed. RoadtoVR has the Trials on Tatooine trail...
08:05 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Researchers create a system to predict 'Dota' match winners
Right now, the professional eSports scene is spearheaded by MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends. Each match is a complex affair pitting two teams in a combat-fuelled land grab, punctuated by cruci...
07:44 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Video game downloads now help the UK measure inflation
Helped by the rise of console and PC marketplaces, game downloads are now popular enough that the UK is using them to help calculate inflation rates. Office of National Statistics (ONS) announced toda...
07:07 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget We're getting closer to real invisibility cloaks
We've been inching closer to real-life invisibility cloaks for a bit now, but going full on Harry Potter in the Hogwarts library is probably still a ways off. The latest advancement in metamateri...
06:24 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget British Gas' Boiler IQ will text you before it breaks down
While smart thermostats (supposedly) enable you to intelligently heat your homes and potentially save money, they only replace the dumb controls you had previously. Your boiler, the focal point of all...
05:29 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget 'Cyborg heart patch' combines electronics and living tissue
One of the latest inventions out of Tel Aviv University can patch up broken hearts. We're talking about the real organs here, especially those damaged by myocardial infarction or heart attack. A ...
04:04 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Lyft has a new carpooling service for the Bay Area
If you're in the Bay Area, you can add Lyft's upcoming carpooling service to the list of ridesharing options you can use to get around. The company has joined forces with the Metropolitan Tr...
02:40 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Google's next campus looks like a campsite from the future
Google's grand designs for a new complex have been upgraded since we saw them last. Its still-in-planning campus (right next to the Googleplex), has benefitted from new renders, revealed in part ...
01:22 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Twitch wants developers to bake streaming directly into games
If Choice Chamber scratched the itch for audience participation in your Twitch streams, get ready for a whole lot more where that came from. The live-streaming juggernaut has announced Stream First, a...
12:24 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget GM teams up with Lyft to offer drivers short-term rentals
If you've been eyeing the ride sharing economy but your car isn't up to snuff Lyft and GM have teamed up to offer short-term rentals to would-be drivers. The Express Drive program is launchi...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Next for iRobot, a cute $199 kitchen and bathroom mop bot
After tackling ever-complex vacuuming, sweeping and mopping bots for most of your house, iRobot took a surprising turn for its latest product: it went small and cheap. The company's new $199 Brav...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, March 15, 2016
Engadget Next for iRobot: A cute $199 kitchen and bathroom mop bot
After tackling ever-complex vacuuming, sweeping and mopping bots for most of your house, iRobot took a surprising turn for its latest product: it went small and cheap. The company's new $199 Brav...
11:48 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Ads on Apple's news app will soon look like normal articles
Apple is planning to offer ads that look like typical articles inside its News app. Ads will be showed right in your content feed "inline with News articles", looking almost indistinguishabl...
11:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget The final Lee Sedol vs. AlphaGo match is about to start
By nabbing three straight wins to kick off a five match series, the Google DeepMind AI program AlphaGo established itself as a more than worthy adversary for legendary Go player Lee Sedol. Sedol rebou...
11:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget The final Lee Sedol vs. AlphaGo match is under way (update)
By nabbing three straight wins to kick off a five match series, the Google DeepMind AI program AlphaGo established itself as a more than worthy adversary for legendary Go player Lee Sedol. Sedol rebou...
11:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Google DeepMind AI wins final Go match for 4-1 series win
By nabbing three straight wins to kick off a five match series, the Google DeepMind AI program AlphaGo established itself as a more than worthy adversary for legendary Go player Lee Sedol. Sedol rebou...
11:05 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Sony buys Michael Jackson stake in music venture for $750 million
Sony Corp. has reached an agreement with the estate of Michael Jackson to acquire the late music star's interest in their joint music business for $750 million.Terms of the deal call for Sony to ...
10:24 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget ExoMars is speeding toward the red planet
In 2013 the European and Russian folks behind ExoMars announced they'd launch a rocket to explore Mars this year and they're right on schedule. Lifting off from Kazakhstan this morning, the ...
09:56 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Non-toxic carbon nanotube battery could power space probes
MIT researchers are developing an alternative to lithium batteries that uses absolutely no toxic materials and isn't prone to spontaneous combustion. This alternative source of power takes the fo...
09:16 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget 'Oddworld' goes dark with sequel 'Soulstorm'
The Oddworld games have always had something to say about the world we live in, but despite tackling themes like environmental destruction at the hands of ruthless corporations. But despite the heavy ...
08:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget J.J. Abrams talks to SXSW about how technology democratized filmmaking
After President Obama's keynote, a SXSW session featuring J.J. Abrams alongside his friend Andrew Jarecki (writer and director HBO miniseries The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst) was pr...
08:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget J.J. Abrams talks to SXSW about how technology has democratized filmmaking
After President Obama's keynote, a SXSW session featuring J.J. Abrams alongside his friend Andrew Jarecki (writer and director HBO miniseries The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst) was pr...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Daredevil,' 'Pee-Wee' and March Madness
This week the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament begins, so it's time to prepare your bracket. Still, before the games get fully under way this weekend, Netflix has a loaded lineup with...
06:41 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Paramount says 'Star Trek' fan film's Klingon violates copyright
Ever since CBS and Paramount Pictures sued the makers of the Star Trek fan film Axanar, fans have been wondering: what alleged copyright violations were so onerous that lawyers had to get involved? Un...
05:59 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will continue to support Bitcoin in the Windows Store
Over the weekend, people noticed that Microsoft's Windows 10 Store FAQ had been updated, and claimed Bitcoin is no longer a supported payment method. Now, the company tells Softpedia that this up...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget 360fly hopes you'll livestream mobile VR video
There's no shortage of 360-degree cameras to add a dash of virtual reality to your adventure videos. However, livestreaming that portable VR hasn't been realistic for most people... at least...
04:58 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Anonymous declares 'total war' on Donald Trump
Donald Trump is in the sights of hacktivist collective Anonymous again. On March 4 the group, posted a video declaring "total war" on the presidential candidate. It hopes to not only bring d...
04:37 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Sulon offers a peek at a true all-in-one VR headset
The ideal virtual reality headset doesn't need anything else to work its magic: no wires, no tracking sensors, no smartphones. That's been largely elusive, but Sulon Technologies thinks it&#...
04:16 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget AT&T avoids class action lawsuit over unlimited data throttling
Bad news if you were hoping to take AT&amp;T to task for throttling your unlimited mobile data: you probably won't get much help beyond government regulators. A Northern California District ...
03:54 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Verizon upgrade program gets you a new phone every year
Verizon hopped on the annual phone upgrade bandwagon late last year, but only for iPhones -- not much good if you prefer Android-flavored devices. Thankfully, it's widening that circle today. The...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Comic-Con's streaming service launches in beta on May 7th
San Diego Comic-Con doesn't take place until July, but when it does, you'll have an option to stream coverage and gain other "exclusive access" with a new service. Comic-Con is wor...
03:08 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft shows how you tell stories with HoloLens
When Microsoft started taking pre-orders for its HoloLens developer headset, it teased a digital storytelling app named Actiongram. But what is it, exactly, and how does it work? The folks in Redmond ...
02:45 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Samsung's experimental headphones send electric impulses to your brain
Not to be outdone by Sony's experimental Future Lab hardware, Samsung is showing off a trio of projects from its C-Lab teams. The most intriguing of these three is definitely the Entrim 4D hardwa...
02:20 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget We're live at GDC 2016!
SXSW Interactive isn't the only tech event happening this week. Over the next few days, we'll also be in San Francisco, bringing you the latest news from the Game Developers Conference 2016....
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget The LucidSound LS30 is a gaming headset for the style conscious
Last month when I was putting together a list of gaming headsets worth buying, I spent a lot of time reading about audio quality. Which headsets delivered the best highs and lows for music, how clear ...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Skype for Web lets you make calls to mobile phones and landlines
Skype for Web arrived last summer, delivering voice and video calls alongside IM-style chatting in your browser. To deliver more functionality, the web-based version of the service is getting a few up...
01:26 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout 4's' first DLC trailer is big on killer robots
If you've already explored every nook and cranny of Fallout 4, you'll soon have some new territory to cover. Bethesda announced today that its first piece of DLC, Automatron, will launch on ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Google wants you to livestream Android games
Google is about to introduce some behind-the-scenes frameworks that should make playing and sharing Android games considerably easier. On top of expanding Android game recording to let developers add ...
12:35 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Vue TV streaming is now available across the US
Sony is launching PlayStation Vue nationwide across the US, shaking off the "passion project" image that's haunted the service since its inception. If you live outside Vue's existi...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will let Xbox, PC gamers play online with other platforms
It finally happened. Microsoft is officially opening up its network gaming capabilities, allowing developers to have Xbox One and Windows 10 games play online with other console and PC platforms. Yes,...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Mr. Robot has an FBI consultant to make hacking look authentic
A long line of people snakes through the halls until it winds down a flight of stairs. Over a thousand fans anxiously wait for the doors to open inside the Austin Convention Center. They're here ...
11:34 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Whatsapp encrypted voice chat is reportedly coming soon
While much of the tech community has already come out in support of Apple over its ongoing encryption battle with the FBI, you can also expect the conversation to lead to even more secure products. Wh...
11:11 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget AirJamz is a wristband that turns air guitar into wear guitar
The tagline reads: "AirJamz is the wearable Air Guitar that you have to see to believe." To be fair, you probably can believe it, especially if you're familiar with Zivix. The company i...
10:49 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget 'TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan' kicks some shell on May 24th
If you're a fan of Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo and Michelangelo -- the heroic green Turtles that is, not the artists -- we've got some good news for you. The upcoming Mutants in Manhattan g...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Drawing bot, 3M's future plan and an orb with a soul
Today on In Case You Missed It: Artist Sougwen Chung creates art with help from a robotic arm, take a tour of 3M's exhibit, which visualizes the challenges the earth will face by 2050 and finally...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget WD's PiDrive gives your Raspberry Pi 314GB of storage
Sure, you can already add storage to your Raspberry Pi, but it's usually an exercise in trade-offs: SD cards don't hold much data, and USB drives (even the portable ones) tend to be too big ...
09:39 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Adobe's Monument Mode gets rid of would-be photobombers
We've all been there. You arrive at the Lincoln Memorial only to encounter hordes of other tourists eager to snap a photo. Chances are you're never going to get a shot that doesn't have...
09:20 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft wants you to train AI with 'Minecraft'
AI has mastered the complex game Go, and if you're willing to teach the machines to beat you at Minecraft, too, Microsoft wants your help. Researchers from Project AIX want to use the open-world ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Philips' latest Hue lights help you sleep
Philips has smart Hue light bulbs that produce flashy colors, but what about bulbs that change just enough to give you a good night's rest? You're set after today. The lighting firm is trott...
08:08 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget John Oliver breaks down the San Bernardino iPhone case
John Oliver has earned himself a reputation for explaining politically complex topics in a way that anyone can understand during his Last Week Tonight talk show. After tackling net neutrality and Dona...
07:07 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Six tiny robots can pull a two-ton car
Stanford university's uBots have pulled off a feat that makes ants look like slackers. Working in concert, six of the robots managed to tow a 3,900 pound car, despite weighing just a half-ounce e...
05:53 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget LG's Stylus 2 is the first phone to support DAB radio
Despite the increase in streaming, smartphone makers have still seen it fit to include FM radio support in their devices, especially in emerging markets. The main reasons for this are that it saves da...
05:32 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget LG's Stylus 2 is the first phone to support DAB radio
Despite the increase in streaming, smartphone makers have still seen it fit to include FM radio support in their devices, especially in emerging markets. The main reasons for this are that it saves da...
03:29 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget Ariana Grande channels pop stars to save Tidal on SNL
Things aren't going great at Tidal right now, and it's trying to save itself with exclusive exclusive releases from the likes of Rihanna. But what if a power outage messed up their streams? ...
01:27 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget The best drone racer in the world just won $250,000
What did you do with your weekend? 15-year-old Luke Bannister just won $250,000 by beating out 150 teams in the first World Drone Prix, held in Dubai. Drone racing is now a very real thing, with racer...
12:29 am -04 - Mon, March 14, 2016
Engadget North Korea steps up hacking campaign against the South
North Korea isn't letting up on its hacking campaign any time soon... if anything, it's kicking into high gear. South Korean officials report that the North has been escalating its cyberatta...
11:46 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Fun and games
Google's DeepMind AI bested a Go Grand Master, but it's not over yet -- and it doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a game or two. If black and white counters don't thrill you, ...
10:45 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Scientists can identify terrorists by their victory signs
To no one's surprise, many terrorists aren't willing to divulge their identities -- they'd rather cover themselves head-to-toe than risk a drone strike or police bust. Researchers, how...
09:42 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Hackers target firm protecting against denial of service attacks
When you dedicate your company to protecting against hacks, you make yourself a bigger target for those hacks... and one firm is learning this the hard way. Staminus, an online hosting service that f...
09:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget NASA wants your help to get to Mars in the next 25 years
The idea of a manned mission to Mars got in the public consciousness in a big way over the last few years thanks in large part to Andy Weir's novel The Martian and its excellent big-screen adapta...
07:42 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Microsoft no longer takes Bitcoins in its Windows app store
Microsoft's grand experiment in accepting Bitcoins as payment hasn't panned out, it seems. The company has quietly updated an FAQ to reveal that it no longer accepts the digital currency in...
06:20 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget US bill would train law enforcement to fight online harassment
People weren't just talking about how to deal with online harassment at SXSW -- they were also taking steps to put anti-harassment laws on the books. Representative Katherine Clark has unveiled a...
05:10 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Life after death: How will you handle your digital legacy?
You're dead.It's the hypothetical scenario Megan Yip, an estate-planning attorney, gives her clients when they show up at her office in the Bay Area. She makes them think about what they wou...
04:40 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Dubai will host the World Future Sports Games in 2017
Apparently, the World Drone Prix was just the tip of the robotic sports iceberg. Dubai has announced that it's holding the World Future Sports Games, a broader competition, in late December 2017...
04:03 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Inside the mind-reading dream factory that is Chaotic Moon
For two weeks every March, Austin, TX, transforms into the media playground known as SXSW. Everyone from brands like McDonalds and Budweiser, to indie app developers descend on the city to share ideas...
02:29 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget The pulsing 'Hotline Miami' soundtrack gets physical
Hotline Miami and its sequel Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number have two of the best soundtracks in all of gaming. But for whatever reason, until now there hasn't been a way to get a physical version ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's design workflow
Have you ever wondered how The Ben Heck Show team tackles your suggestions and problems? Why use perfboard instead of a manufactured PCB or a breadboard? Is a 3D printer the best way to go, or should ...
11:29 am -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Google AI finally loses to Go world champion
At last, humanity is on the scoreboard. After three consecutive losses, Go world champion Lee Sedol has beaten Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, in the fourth game of t...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Mini review video: Our take on the Galaxy S7 Edge, in just a minute
Though Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are both great phones -- each earned a score of 90 -- it's the Edge that's improved the most over the past year. Whereas the S6 Edge's cu...
09:00 am -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Sony's sound necklace, smart music earbuds and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Austin played host to SXSW by starting the Interactive portion of the conference with musical tech you didn't know you wanted. We got a tour of Sony's R&a...
09:00 am -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: BMW's car of the future, and more!
What if installing solar panels were as easy as rolling out a carpet? That's the promise of the Roll-Array, a powerful, flexible solar system that can be set up in two minutes flat. Meanwhile, De...
05:34 am -04 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget Software brings your PC's entire interface to VR
Virtual reality faces numerous challenges, but one of the biggest is having to take your headset off whenever you need to run a conventional app. What if you want to maintain that immersion, or just ...
01:27 am -05 - Sun, March 13, 2016
Engadget NASA probe should lead to quieter supersonic aircraft
There's a good reason why it still takes hours to fly cross-country: supersonic airplanes are still so noisy that it's utterly impractical to fly them over populated areas. That's why ...
11:07 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Dell brings Linux to its latest XPS 13 laptop
Have you coveted the Skylake-powered version of Dell's near-borderless XPS 13 laptop, but wished it would ship with an open platform like Linux instead of Windows? Now's your chance. Dell ...
09:32 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg back day-and-date movie service
The notion of paying $50 to watch new-in-theaters movies at home may sound wild, but it apparently has the support of the biggest directors and producers in the business. Variety sources claim that t...
09:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget SXSW's online harassment summit was a peaceful look at an ugly problem
Last fall, the organizers of SXSW thrust themselves into a storm of controversy. The event's organizers cancelled two panels -- one of which was dedicated to delving into the hot topic of online ...
08:02 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix debuts Marvel's 'Luke Cage' on September 30th
If you've been waiting for Netflix to flesh out its grittier Marvel shows with the release of Luke Cage, you now have a date to mark on your calendar. Lead actor Michael Colter has revealed that...
06:31 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Steam will help you play any game in VR
Sure, SteamVR is making it easy to play virtual reality games. However, you probably have a whole bunch of conventional games in your Steam library -- what about those? Don't worry, you're...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget 6 next-gen green cell phones
By Cat DiStasioIn the grand scheme of things, mobile phones haven't been around that long. Less than 20 years ago, hardly anyone had one, and devices of that era certainly weren't capable of...
03:28 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Record-breaking astronaut Scott Kelly retiring this April
Astronaut Scott Kelly, the International Space Station's selfie king, is retiring from his post at NASA on April 1st -- no foolin'. The American record-holder for most time spent in space wi...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Android N's split-screen feature is huge for the Pixel C
There was a lot to like about Google's Pixel C, but ultimately I was left underwhelmed because Android is still far behind the competition when it comes to productivity. The biggest problem? You ...
01:11 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Making your own functioning R2-D2 is a labor of love
Last year at CES, I remember seeing a life-size, fully functioning R2-D2 unit (minus the Leia hologram, sadly). I assumed it was hired out from a professional movie props unit or something similar; no...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget How 'Ratchet and Clank' preserves history by starting over
If you could go back and redo anything you've created, would you? The team at Insomniac Games was able to do that and give the original Ratchet and Clank from 2002 a complete overhaul. But it isn...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: The Black Panther returns
The Return of the Black PantherTa-Nehisi Coates,The AtlanticTa-Nehisi Coates is one of the most important voices of our time, and he went to work on a new Black Panther series of comic books for Marve...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the Galaxy S7 in about a minute
Didn't have time to get through our 4,000-plus word review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge? No problem. Here's what you need to know: We like them. A lot. The S7 in particular feels lik...
08:30 am -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Sony shows off its first set of weird and wild Future Labs prototypes
Last week, Sony took the wraps off its Future Lab initiative -- an R&amp;D arm of the company showing off early prototypes of products and gathering feedback to help shape their development proces...
06:07 am -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Google's mobile research team will watch you use its products
Despite what your parents told you, it sounds like there's at least one van that's safe to go inside when you're asked. Google is hitting the road to see how people outside of its San F...
12:38 am -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Watch AlphaGo vs. Lee Sedol round 3, live right now
Human Go player Lee Sedol is currently down 0-2 in a five game series against the AlphaGo program, which is powered by Google's DeepMind AI. The third match is currently under way at the Four Sea...
12:38 am -05 - Sat, March 12, 2016
Engadget Watch AlphaGo vs. Lee Sedol (update: AlphaGo won)
Human Go player Lee Sedol is currently down 0-2 in a five game series against the AlphaGo program, which is powered by Google's DeepMind AI. The third match is currently under way at the Four Sea...
11:34 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget AdBlock replacing ads with anti-censorship messages tomorrow
We've seen Malaysia ban access to Medium and Russia do the same for Wikipedia, so if you thought Amnesty International would sit on the sidelines for World Day Against Cyber Censorship this year,...
10:28 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget A 'Star Wars' VR experiment is coming soon to HTC Vive
Last year Industrial Light &amp; Magic teased an HTC Vive VR tie-in experience (the old teaser clip is embedded after the break) to go along with The Force Awakens and to celebrate the launch of i...
08:50 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Watch astronauts make outer space Skype calls with HoloLens
So why exactly did the crew International Space Station need those HoloLens headsets? For a holographic instruction manual and VoIP calls, of course. Prior to entering orbit, the headset was certified...
07:06 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Bot Party asks: Are robots the future of comedy?
"You're so ugly, you scared the crap out of the toilet." That joke was delivered by a robot called Annabel wearing a sparkly blue prom dress. This is peak SXSW. The reason why Annabel i...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget What becomes of a failed app: It tries to become the next Snapchat
A few days ago, a new app called Shorts arrived in the app store. The app lets you share your camera roll with anyone who's interested -- it's okay, you get to choose which photos and videos...
05:14 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget President Obama urges SXSW audience not to be 'absolutists' on encryption
South by Southwest managed to get a pretty good keynote speaker as it kicked things off today: President Obama. The president sat down with Evan Smith, editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, for a quic...
04:35 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's 'Miitomo' mobile app goes live in Japan next week
For people in Japan, the anticipation of Nintendo's first smartphone app will be over soon. The company announced today via Twitter that Miitomo, its long-awaited, free-to-play mobile title, is l...
04:04 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Watch President Obama's interview at SXSW Interactive
A US president is about to speak at SXSW Interactive for the first time. President Barack Obama -- who's known to be relatively tech savvy, at least as far as presidents go -- will participate in...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget The Chevy Volt is a fun hybrid that tiptoes into the future
I have to drive 40 miles and the 2016 Chevy Volt says I only have about 23 miles of charge left in the battery. No biggie: I have three quarters of a tank of gas. I hit the accelerator and the car...
03:31 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Researchers develop ice-repellent coating for windshields and more
Having to scrape ice off your windshield in freezing temperatures before heading off to work is awful. When ice builds up on airplanes and other equipment, it can go from being a nuisance to causing s...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Fitbit Blaze review: A smartwatch in looks only
When Fitbit introduced its Blaze smartwatch back at CES, many people hyped it up as an Apple Watch competitor. It's $150 cheaper, but still features a color touchscreen, notifications, a host of ...
02:37 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Tesla Model X P90D first drive
Driving a Tesla - driving any EV, really - is an experience. If you've never done it before, the first time is a revelation. I'm lucky enough to be able to say that my first time in an EV wa...
02:14 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Take out space pirates in 'Gunjack' on Oculus Rift and Vive
Gunjack places you in the gunner seat of a spaceship in the EVE universe, battling interstellar crafts as they attempt to infiltrate the mining vessel under your protection -- all in glorious virtual ...
01:51 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Marvel's STEM challenge gives one teenage girl an internship
Alongside the next installment of its Cinematic Universe, Marvel is hosting a STEM challenge for teenage girls. The studio teamed up with Dolby, Synchrony Bank, Broadcom Masters and the National Acade...
01:27 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Amazon working on an education platform for course materials
Following in the footsteps of Apple and Google, Amazon's another tech company with sights set on education. As TechCrunch reports, earlier this month the e-commerce giant quietly opened the flood...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget HP's 15-inch Spectre x360: Come for the screen, stay for the battery life
Before there was a Surface Book, there was the Spectre x360. Though the laptop is sold by HP and has HP's name on it, it was designed in close collaboration with Microsoft, which had input on eve...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Underoos
Hey, check out our new Public Access Weekly logo! Doesn't it look great up there? I've got to give a hand to Erik, our designer, who whipped it up for us -- I think it looks terrific and I l...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget We're live at SXSW Interactive 2016!
Hello Austin! Once again SXSW -- the weird and wonderful show for interactive digital technology -- is upon us, and Engadget's here in full force to bring you the best bits as they happen. Unlike...
12:18 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Ford's 'mobility' subsidiary to focus on autonomous cars and more
GM isn't the only US automaker making self-driving car announcements today. Ford revealed a new subsidiary, Ford Smart Mobility, that will focus on developing new technology for autonomous vehicl...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's OneNote tool imports all your Evernote content
With Evernote having a tough time of it lately, Microsoft is trying to swoop in with OneNote. It's just released the OneNote Importer tool that will make it easy for folks to transfer all their E...
11:40 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget The best microSD card
By Kimber StreamsThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After 40 hours of research and testing over the past two...
11:20 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Pay your credit card bill using the Amazon Echo
Too busy whipping up a souffl&eacute; to check your bank balance online? You can now ask Amazon's Echo devices to give you the info, thanks to a partnership with Capital One. You just need to...
10:47 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Even robots can't survive Fukushima's ground zero
Five years after an earthquake-triggered tsunami hit Japan's Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant, there's still a tremendous amount of cleanup work left. The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO...
10:18 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget GM buys Cruise Automation to develop driverless tech for its cars
After snatching up what remained of the ridesharing company Sidecar, GM further boosted its self-driving efforts by acquiring Cruise Automation. If that name doesn't sound familiar, the company m...
09:57 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget 'Elite Dangerous' will return to Oculus Rift on launch day
Elite Dangerous has been a confirmed VR title since 2013, and has supported the Oculus Rift development kit for well over a year. But development hasn't exactly been fast-paced. At present, the g...
09:29 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Adobe warns users to patch a critical Flash vulnerability
Stop me if you've heard this one. Adobe has released a new patch for Flash that fixes "critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected syste...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Space junk reboot, biological machine v2 and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA thinks it can extend the life of even dead satellites orbiting Earth with a new solution from the agency and Orbital ATK. Mission Extension Vehicles should go up i...
08:29 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Take a 360-degree video tour of CERN's Large Hadron Collider
CERN's Large Hadron Collider keeps delivering important scientific discoveries, but apart from some Google Street View images, it's pretty hard to grasp the scale of it. However, a new 360-d...
08:21 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Where to buy Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the UK
The Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona is fast becoming a distant memory, but now is the season for flagship phones announced at the show to start making their way to consumers. Today, it's ...
07:35 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Robot home can anticipate and cater to your needs
Ashutosh Saxena, the founder of a startup called Brain of Things, believes an automated home might make more sense than automated cars in the long run. We spend more time inside our houses, after all....
06:28 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Google is using neural networks to improve Translate
Google has got a pretty good handle on AI, judging by its shocking back-to-back wins against a 9-dan champ Lee Sedol in the intricate strategy game Go. Though the company is using it in Google Photos,...
05:05 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' is getting a basketball mode
It's already pretty tough to argue against Rocket League being the best multiplayer game of 2015, but things are about to get a lot more fun. With March Madness almost upon us, Psyonix, the team ...
03:21 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget Stanford's HIV and cancer test detects their presence earlier
A new technique to detect HIV and cancer developed by a team of Stanford chemists could save lives. It's a lot more sensitive than current screening tools, and hence has the power to detect disea...
01:32 am -05 - Fri, March 11, 2016
Engadget NASA successfully tests rocket engines designed for deep space
NASA says that its latest tests are a milestone towards the next stage of space exploration &mdash; and Mars. It successfully fired a RS-25 rocket engine for 500 seconds on Thursday March 10th. T...
11:56 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Bosch is building its own Internet of Things cloud network
Like it or not, it looks like the Internet of Things is going to be more than an annoying buzzword or passing fad. The latest proof is that Bosch is offering an end-to-end environment to get your hous...
10:06 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget 'Catlateral Damage' will smash its way to PS4 on March 22nd
Two events of note are taking place in two weeks time: 1.) Apple is likely launching another iPhone, and 2.) Catlateral Damage is arriving on PS4. That's right, you're not dreaming. The cat ...
08:24 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget DSCOVR films a different view of the total solar eclipse
The DSCOVR satellite used its location between the sun and the Earth to its advantage to capture the total solar eclipse from a different perspective. While people were taking photos of the sun being ...
06:42 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget New fuel cell tech could power phones for a week
No matter how efficient our devices get in terms of power usage, there's really only so much manufacturers can do given the limitations of the energy source: lithium-ion batteries. But researcher...
06:07 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Now you can call 199 of your Line friends simultaneously
Messaging service Line introduced a unique new feature with the latest update to its mobile and desktop apps: the ability to conference call with up to 200 people. Skype, for comparison, supports only...
05:27 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: The Huawei Watch 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...
05:03 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Wikipedia brings personalized reading options to its iOS app
Wikipedia is full of news today. Along with the announcement that it's working on a crowdsourced speech engine, the service has also rolled out a redesigned app for iOS. With this new version (5....
04:42 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Scientists find new bacteria species that can eat plastic
Plastic is a problem. We use too much of it -- over 300 million tons are produced every year -- and we can't easily get rid of it (there's that whole lack of biodegradability thing). But sci...
04:21 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget DOJ files a response to Apple in San Bernardino iPhone case
The Department of Justice is not happy with Apple's refusal to unlock the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, as stated in a response filed today."By Apple's own rec...
04:21 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget DOJ files a response to Apple in San Bernardino iPhone case (update)
The Department of Justice is not happy with Apple's refusal to unlock the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, as stated in a response filed today."By Apple's own rec...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget An interview with one of NASA's Curiosity Rover engineers
With his Elvis haircut, his fondness for cowboy boots and the way he'll launch into soliloquies about big ideas like how to bend humanity toward collective self-improvement, Adam Steltzner might ...
03:42 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Yahoo streaming deal nets weekly NHL hockey games
Yahoo is no stranger to streaming live sports, and starting this week it's adding hockey coverage. The company struck a deal with the National Hockey League (NHL) to offer live action from up to ...
03:21 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Rhapsody's music-streaming service comes to the Wii U
Rhapsody doesn't often beat Spotify to the punch, but today it did. The streaming service has announced that its music catalog, which features over 30 million songs, is now available on Nintendo&...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness: Social Video
Instagram videos cap out at 15 seconds. Vines? Six. As Steve Goldboom learns, though, those are still too long -- by 13 and four seconds, respectively. Yep, the new episode of his mockumentary series ...
02:39 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Use your fingers to play in Vive's world with the Manus VR glove
The Manus VR glove promises to take handheld controllers out of virtual reality, allowing players to use natural hand and finger motions within immersive, digital spaces. It's compatible with the...
02:21 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget FCC Chair proposes new data privacy rules for consumers
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler made his case for an ambitious plan to better defend consumer data privacy on Wednesday. His proposal would effectively govern how ISPs can lever...
02:01 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Run the Jewels made a VR music video for 'Crown'
Rappers Killer Mike and El-P teamed up for two albums worth of tracks under the name Run the Jewels. There's also a collection full of remixes made entirely from cat sounds. After creating some o...
01:42 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Wikipedia is developing a crowdsourced speech engine
Wikipedia announced on Thursday that it is collaborating with researchers from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology to develop an open, crowdsourced speech engine that will make the online ...
01:15 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Waze's cleaner and smarter design arrives on Android
Nearly five months after Waze rolled out its 4.0 update to iOS users, the service is finally doing the same for Android. That means the app on Google's platform now features a cleaner and smarter...
12:55 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget USA Today announces VR news show 'VRtually There'
The New York Times is already using VR to take you inside the news, and USA Today is looking make the catching up on events more immersive, too. The USA Today Network plans to debut "the first br...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Under Armour will sell partially 3D-printed shoes for $300
When Adidas showed off its Futurecraft 3D concept late last year, it wasn't really clear how close to reality 3D-printed shoes were. Well, they're much closer today. Under Armour is debuting...
12:20 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Apple schedules a March 21st event to 'loop us in'
Apple has been keen on a spring event in years past, and today Cupertino confirmed 2016 will be no different. Tim Cook &amp; Co. will host the latest product announcement in just over a week on Mo...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Toyota strengthens autonomous car program with new hires
Toyota wants to build a road-ready autonomous car by 2020, and it's tracking down the right expertise to help it achieve this goal. The car company announced it's welcomed the 16-strong soft...
11:41 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget New electric GT racing series to feature Tesla's Model S
As soon as next year, Formula E will have some company. The Electric GT World Series was announced this week, aiming to field 10 teams for its first season in 2017. What's more, the new series wi...
11:22 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Samsung does its own Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge teardown
While iFixit is quick to tear apart new devices to gauge repairability, Samsung has its own look inside the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The company offers a breakdown of the components that make...
11:01 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget MIT has a way to speed up web browsing by 34 percent
Sure, Google has a way to reduce page load speeds, but that's limited to mobile for now. From the sounds of it, the venerable Massachusetts Institute of Technology has other plans that could make...
10:41 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget 'Thumper' might just be the most intense VR game yet
Pretty much the first question I asked after playing the Thumper demo last year was "are you doing VR support?" Many months later, an answer has emerged: it's coming to PlayStation VR.D...
10:20 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget LG G5 will hit the US in early April, and it's bringing 'Friends'
Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are getting rave reviews, but don't forget about the other, more ambitious Korean flagship barreling down the pipeline. Though it fell short of offering a fir...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget The first 4K Roku TVs hit Best Buy for $400 and up
Roku TVs afford you all the same features and apps the dinky set-top boxes do without cluttering up your entertainment center. Last year, Roku caught up with the times by launching the Ultra HD-ready ...
09:40 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Honda's hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity goes on sale
Hydrogen-powered cars are less efficient and environmentally friendly than EVs, but nobody can deny that they're more practical. Case in point is Honda's Clarity fuel-cell vehicle (FCV), whi...
09:21 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Hackers tried and failed to steal a billion dollars from bank
Hackers stole $80 million from a bank, but it could have been a lot worse if they had just Googled the name of a company, according to Reuters. Thieves got inside servers of the Bangladesh Bank, steal...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop deal would link three European capitals
One of the companies vying to make Elon Musk's transportation dream a reality has signed a deal with the government of Slovakia to explore building a three-country Hyperloop. Crowdsourced enginee...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Music with your eyes, 3D print everything and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: An engineer built a DIY musical instrument for people with disabilities, helping them create music with an eyetracking device. Two 3D-printed bits of technology caught ...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Nest devices get better at knowing when you're home
If you're a Nest owner, you've probably experienced the company's thermostat flipping itself to Away mode while you were still home. Most likely, that's because someone didn't...
08:29 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Sony admits Oculus Rift is technically better than PlayStation VR
With Oculus, HTC, Samsung and Sony all set to take on one another in the battle for virtual reality dominance, it's obvious that consumers will assess the strengths and weaknesses of each product...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Xerox adds instant translator feature to some of its printers
Look, we all know Xerox doesn't make the most exciting products, but its new Easy Translator Service is pretty cool. So long as you have one of its ConnectKey-enabled multifunction printers, you ...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget YouTube Gaming app hits Canada and 3 more countries today
The YouTube Gaming mobile app is live in Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, for iOS and Android devices. The app launched in the US and UK last year, and YouTube promises it'll hit "...
07:29 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Apple's Eddy Cue on FBI iPhone feud: 'Where does it stop?'
Apple continues to make its case in the court of public opinion about its ongoing dispute with the FBI. In a Spanish interview with Univision, Senior VP Eddy Cue says that if the agency forces Apple t...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Canon's EOS Rebel T6 DSLR is geared toward beginners
Only a few weeks after the announcement of its EOS 80D and G7 X Mark II, Canon's now launching the EOS Rebel T6, a successor to the T5. This new camera (known as the EOS 1300D in Europe) joins th...
06:02 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Google Create program will highlight experts in their field
Google+ has launched a new program called "Create" that puts makers, artists, influencers and experts in their field in front of a bigger audience. If you'll recall, Mountain View redes...
04:50 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Twitter adds Unity support to its mobile development toolkit
Game developers with a love for Unity and social networking just got a little present: Twitter has announced Unity support for its mobile software development toolkit. For most of us, this simply mean...
03:46 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Google's Deepmind AI beats Go world champion for a second time
Google's Deepmind AI has done it again: it's beaten Go world champion Lee Sedol in the second of a five-match challenge. After forcing the 9-dan professional to resign in yesterday's te...
03:00 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Opera's desktop web browser gets built-in ad blocking
If you use a major desktop web browser, you usually have to hunt down an ad blocking add-on if you're determined to purge intrusive promos from your internet experience. You won't have to go...
01:16 am -05 - Thu, March 10, 2016
Engadget Napster founder is making a day-and-date movie release service
Sean Parker, Napster co-founder and ex-Facebook president, is cooking up another big project. According to Variety, he and Prem Akkaraju (an exec at SFX Entertainment, Inc.) have recently pitched a pr...
11:57 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Oculus Social launches on Gear VR, Facebook tie-in coming soon
Following the lead of nearly everything else on the internet, Oculus has announced it's adding social features to the company's VR platform. Starting tomorrow, Gear VR owners will be able to...
10:32 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Chrome Music Lab puts sound experiments on your browser
If you love to play with musical instrument apps, you might find Chrome Music Lab entertaining. It doesn't have straightforward virtual pianos or guitars -- it's more of a collection of expe...
09:40 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Sonos announces layoffs, refocuses on streaming and voice tech
Sonos has announced that it will be "letting go of some employees,"; part of reshaping the company in a new direction. In an (admittedly vague) blog post, CEO John Macfarlane doesn't sa...
09:29 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget New research hints at stem cell treatments for cataracts
A pair of unrelated studies into the efficacy of stem cell-based treatments for correcting cataracts had the scientific community abuzz on Tuesday. The studies are "amazing, almost like science f...
08:22 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Google joins Facebook's effort to reinvent the data center
Facebook and Google aren't the best of friends, but they're willing to make exceptions for the right causes: Google has joined Facebook's Open Compute Project in a bid to improve data c...
07:34 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Netflix wants Will Smith's next feature film
Netflix's track record for original movies is spotty, to say the least. On one hand, you have something like the pretty stellar Beasts of No Nation. Then there's Adam Sandler's output t...
07:13 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget 'EVE Online' now rewards you for helping science
At last, playing a ton of EVE Online can do a lot of good in the real world. As promised, the massively multiplayer space title now includes a Project Discovery minigame that has you contributing to ...
06:40 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Pentagon has deployed military drones in the US
If you were skeptical that the US military would only fly its drones in combat zones, your suspicions were well-founded -- although the situation isn't as bad as you might think. A recently publi...
06:13 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Immerse yourself in Vive's VR with two mixed-reality videos
Fantastic Contraption launches with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset on April 5th and it promises to take advantage of the technology's coolest features. It's a full-body kind of game th...
05:47 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget The first uterus transplant in the US has failed
Medical progress sometimes doesn't go according to plan. Cleveland Clinic has announced that the first US uterus transplant failed just two weeks after doctors put it in. Details of what went wro...
05:15 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Watch leading thinkers debate the risks and rewards of AI
The advent of artificial intelligence is as dreaded as it is lauded. Proponents believe it's a technological advancement that will augment humans in unprecedented ways -- think immortality and su...
04:43 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget 'XCOM 2' gets its first DLC pack on March 17th
2K has revealed a launch date for the first XCOM 2 downloadable content: March 17th. Titled Anarchy's Children, the add-on pack will come with more than 100 "exotic" goodies, which you ...
04:27 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Researchers grow crops in simulated Martian and Lunar soil
Researchers from the Dutch Wageningen University and Research Center announced on Tuesday that they had successfully cultivated 10 food crops in soil that simulates what astronauts would encounter bot...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget RSA security conference: 25 years of discontent and pranks
The first time I went anywhere near the RSA information security conference in San Francisco, it was by way of a prank.Two things I love to cover are computer crime and and enterprise security, so whe...
03:40 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Microsoft app logs you into Windows 10 using your phone
Windows 10 already does a lot to spare you from typing in your password, but Microsoft wants to take that text-free login one step further. The company has quietly posted a beta Phone Sign-in app for ...
03:20 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Google Docs gets speedy Android navigation and an outline tool
It'll soon be a lot easier for you to browse through Google Docs files on Android phones and tablets. With the latest version of Docs on Android, you'll now see a small overlay when scrollin...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Fresco News teams with Fox stations for crowd-sourced coverage
Back in January, Fresco News launched an Apple TV app to deliver a curated feed of crowd-sourced breaking news coverage. Now, the citizen journalism app is working with local Fox affiliates to make us...
02:40 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget 'League of Legends' studio buys a fighting game powerhouse
Riot Games, the studio in charge of League of Legends, acquired Radiant Entertainment and all of its fighting game technology this week. Radiant is staffed by popular figures in the fighting game comm...
02:20 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook nabs face-swapping app Masquerade to take on Snapchat
The face-swapping filter on Snapchat is getting plenty of use as of late, and Facebook is joining the fray as well. Zuckerberg &amp; Co. bought the popular app Masquerade (MSQRD) that offers a sim...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Sony's A6300 is a step forward for mid-tier mirrorless cameras
Sony had the right idea with its A6000: It made a powerful mirrorless camera and sold it at a relatively affordable starting price. And people loved it, with Sony claiming it's been the world...
01:41 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Android N Preview arrives with split-screen view and more
What, did you think that you'd have to wait until Google I/O to see what the next version of Android would entail? In a pleasant surprise, Google is releasing Android N Preview to developers (and...
01:20 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook will soon let you turn off all Live Video notifications
Since Facebook opened up its Live Video feature to all users earlier this year, there has been a sharp uptick in the number of folks livestreaming. That's all well and good, but there's curr...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Samsung's latest vacuum bot is a solid Roomba competitor
It used to be that if you were looking for a decent vacuum robot, you really only had one choice: a Roomba from iRobot. But now there are plenty of other options from upstarts like Neato and establish...
12:40 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget YouTube veterans want you to livestream cooking
There are plenty of cooking shows in the internet era, but they tend to be pre-recorded, passive affairs. The results are predictable, and you probably won't get to ask questions about the recip...
12:18 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget NASA preps its donut-shaped decelerator for manned missions
NASA wants to make sure that the decelerator replacing parachutes in future deep space missions can withstand packing, compression and extreme conditions. That's why the agency created a small-sc...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Coachella helps festival-goers prep for the desert with VR
VR has become a key marketing tool, especially when it comes to big events. When Coachella attendees receive this year's Welcome Box containing the requisite wristbands and more, a special editio...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: Smartphone life expectancy
If we weren't all obsessed with getting the "Next Big Thing" all the time, how long would that smartphone of yours actually last? To help answer this question, we turn to Engadget Senio...
11:41 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget DirecTV's first live 4K show is the Masters golf tournament
DirecTV has been talking about 4K broadcasts for a long time, and now it's finally ready to make them a practical reality. The satellite TV provider has revealed that its coverage of the Masters ...
11:22 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget NASA reschedules Mars InSight mission to May 2018
NASA's next major mission to Mars, InSight, is officially back on track with a new launch window starting on May 5, 2018, and a landing on the Red Planet planned for November 26, 2018. InSight (w...
11:01 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Chrono is a new game store built to reward streamers
There's a new games store in town called Chrono, and it's kind of troubling. Chrono's business model is to sell one game per day, and partner with "influencers" (Twitchers, Yo...
10:39 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget NASA's asteroid explorer faces tests that simulate space
Before NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft can visit an asteroid to collect samples, it'll have to run a tough gauntlet. The probe is undergoing a 22-day thermal vacuum test that will see whether o...
10:21 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget NOAA records the biggest annual increase in CO2 levels
The Mauna Loa Observatory, which has been monitoring carbon dioxide levels since the 1950s under NOAA, has recorded the steepest rise ever within a year-long period. Apparently, the average CO2 level ...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Peeple is boring
When Peeple entered the online limelight in October, it was instantly pilloried as an app that went too far for no good reason. It was hastily described as "Yelp for people," a tagline that&...
09:39 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget ViviSat has a plan to breathe new life into aging satellites
The wealth of space junk idling around Earth is becoming such a serious problem we've taken to dreaming up supervillain schemes to address it. No one solution has been settled on quite yet, but i...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Jeff Bezos' space company plans to launch tourist flights by 2018
Blue Origin could be offering commercial suborbital space flights as soon as 2018. Jeff Bezos, the company's founder, has revealed his team's plans for the coming years during an event that ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: ESA's Mars mission, amputee touch and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The European Space Agency is sending a probe to Mars to, among other things, detect whether the atmosphere detects gas to indicate 'biological activity' on th...
08:35 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget 3DNes adds another dimension to classic NES games
While Nintendo and Sega have given us a handful of "3D classics" for the Nintendo 3DS, a new emulator promises to open up the field considerably. 3DNes is a Unity-based emulator that, as the...
07:29 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon now sells Japanese video games internationally
If you've ever paid an astronomical price to import a Japanese game, here's some good news: Amazon Japan will now ship video game hardware and software internationally. The change happened r...
06:35 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Samsung launches a phone upgrade program of its own
With global smartphone sales decidedly flat, how can companies push new device sales? As expected, Samsung is following in Apple's footsteps by launching an upgrade program that will motivate use...
05:20 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Intel buys a 360-degree sports video replay specialist
Intel is already into camera technology with RealSense, but it just took a big leap into sports entertainment by acquiring Replay Technologies. That's the company behind the crazy 360-degree free...
03:55 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Google's Deepmind AI beats Go world champion in first match
Google's Deepmind artificial intelligence has done what many thought it couldn't: beat a grandmaster at the ancient Chinese strategy game Go. The "AlphaGo" program forced its oppon...
03:50 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Barclays' 'MakerSpaces' offer 3D printing to local businesses
The worlds of banking and technology intersect at many points, but you'd hardly consider 3D printing a shared interest. In Barclays' "MakerSpaces," though, it's common ground....
03:11 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries
Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Sci...
01:30 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget IBM Watson powers Hilton's robotic concierge 'Connie'
IBM Watson is training for yet another job at the Hilton McLean in Virginia. The hotel has recently welcomed a new concierge named "Connie," you see, and it's actually a Nao robot power...
01:15 am -05 - Wed, March 9, 2016
Engadget Plan your entire vacation with a single Google search
Google Search's latest feature makes it possible to arrange your entire holiday (flights, accommodation, itinerary) from a single search. It's the company's first foray into travel on m...
11:17 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Nexus 5X update should fix those lag and slowdown issues
Google's Nexus phones (and tablets) usually run Android at its best. Because, well, Google also makes Android. However, the company's recent heavy-middleweight Nexus 5X wasn't quite wor...
09:43 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget NYC's WiFi-equipped buses will debut in Queens this year
Looks like New Yorkers won't have to wait years before they see those high-tech buses state Governor Andrew Cuomo promised last month. Besides outfitting subway stations with WiFi connections, th...
08:53 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget iFixit pulls apart Samsung's new Galaxy S7
One thing that's as inevitable as the annual appearance of a new Galaxy phone is iFixit tearing it down. The repair people have, as usual, sought to understand Samsung's Galaxy S7 by exposin...
07:39 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' stars 'Dragon Ball Z,' 'Spartacus' actors
Gears of War 4 is set 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3, and its story stars JD Fenix, the son of long-time series protagonist Marcus Fenix, Game Informer reports. He's joined by Kait D...
06:52 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Lollipop becomes the most popular version of Android
At last, there's a new flavor of Android on top of the heap. Google has published updated stats which show that Lollipop is now the most-used version of Android, snagging 36.1 percent of device s...
06:17 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Yik Yak 'Handles' finally attach names to posts
Since it launched, Yik Yak has allowed users to anonymously post messages and pictures viewable by others within their local area. Popular among students, the service has been controversial and consid...
05:57 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget FBI confirms new rules for accessing Americans' NSA spying data
Score one for privacy... I guess? The FBI has confirmed to The Guardian that it's accepted new privacy rules for accessing data on American citizens collected by the NSA. The only rub? We don...
04:27 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Seagate will launch the 'fastest-ever' SSD this summer
Geeks of all stripes agree: there's no such thing as being able to move data too fast. Luckily for them, Seagate will soon show off a "production-ready" solid-state drive that push thos...
04:04 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Here's why the surface of Mercury is so dark
For years, scientists have wondered why Mercury is so dark. It doesn't have as much iron and titanium as the Moon, so it should be brighter. A team at Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Laborato...
03:38 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget US to give poorer Americans $9 a month for broadband
The Federal Communications Commission has been talking a lot about reforming its Lifeline subsidy program to focus more on internet for poorer Americans than phone service, and now it's ready to ...
03:11 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Theranos knowingly sent faulty test results to patients
News for blood testing startup Theranos just keeps getting worse. After plenty of very public drama and mishaps, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that federal investigators have found that poo...
03:11 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Theranos sent faulty test results to patients
News for blood testing startup Theranos just keeps getting worse. After plenty of very public drama and mishaps, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that federal investigators have found that poo...
02:44 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Glitchy NVIDIA graphics driver cooks graphics cards
Many gamers will tell you to hold off on installing the latest drivers for your video card until you know they're safe... and here's why. NVIDIA has pulled a GeForce driver (364.47) after nu...
02:44 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Glitchy NVIDIA graphics driver cooks graphics cards (update: not that bad)
Many gamers will tell you to hold off on installing the latest drivers for your video card until you know they're safe... and here's why. NVIDIA has pulled a GeForce driver (364.47) after nu...
02:18 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is ending support for Skype on TVs
Microsoft announced the integration of Skype in Office Online late last year. So you could collaborate and co-edit documents using the video call and chat service. Starting today you can do the same i...
01:50 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Opera Mini's built-in video compression finally hits Android
More than a year after hitting iOS, Opera is finally bringing its innovative video compression feature to its Android browser, Opera Mini. You'll have to enable "video boost" manually i...
01:24 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Google Street View takes you on a South African safari
So you've wanted to see African wildlife in its native habitat, but the prospect of booking such an expensive trip makes your bank account weep. What to do? Google can help. It just introduced th...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget What Hollywood doesn't understand about virtual reality
As a screenwriter, I'll frequently find myself at a meeting with a Hollywood executive who keenly lets me in on a secret: Virtual reality is "the future" of scripted entertainment. Whil...
12:57 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Coleco officially pulls its name from the Chameleon
Last month the Coleco Chameleon showed up at Toy Fair promising a taste of retro-gaming glory. But those promises have come to naught after a non-start to its Kickstarter and numerous accusations rega...
12:57 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Coleco officially pulls its name from the Chameleon (update)
Last month the Coleco Chameleon showed up at Toy Fair promising a taste of retro-gaming glory. But those promises have come to naught after a non-start to its Kickstarter and numerous accusations rega...
12:41 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget NEC can verify your identity using sound-capturing earbuds
Sure, you could use your fingerprint to unlock your phone, but NEC developed a way to verify your identity with your ears. The corporation announced technology this week that used the way in which sou...
12:22 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget BioWare loses another storyteller as Cameron Harris steps down
Senior Editor Cameron Harris will leave BioWare -- and the video game industry as a whole -- in April, she announced in a series of tweets on Friday. At BioWare, Harris had a hand in crafting the narr...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget The best clothing iron and ironing board
By Jackie ReeveThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After putting in more than 20 hours on research a...
11:40 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Ford hopes you'll watch movies in self-driving cars
If and when self-driving cars become a practical reality, you'll probably want something to do during your journeys besides chatting with passengers or checking your phone. Thankfully, Ford migh...
11:18 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Facebook wants to detect slang before it's popular
It's tricky to catch slang while it's still cutting edge. Unless you're in the right social circles, you'll probably hear that lingo when it hits the mainstream... in other words, ...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a pair of GoTenna off-the-grid communicators!
Camping and hiking trips can be doubly relaxing since you're often left without cell service and have no choice but to enjoy nature undistracted. If you get separated from fellow travelers and ne...
10:41 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Toymail reimagines the walkie-talkie as a plush creature
You might remember Toymail from its successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign. The idea connected kids to their parents via a range of plastic toys, and later hit regular stores like Amazon and even went i...
10:21 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Eye-tracking app lets you make music hands-free
Eye- and face-tracking systems already help you communicate when your hands aren't an option, but what if you want to have some fun? You're covered there, too. Andreas Refsgaard has built Ey...
10:02 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Some Olympic events will air in 8K and VR this year
Even though 4K content is only now arriving, parts of the 2016 Rio games in August will be shot in 8K video and virtual reality. The Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) confirmed that it will air arou...
09:39 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Fox Sports will stream the Big East hoops tournament in VR
Between the news that March Madness Live will be available on more devices than ever this year and TuneIn partnering with the NBA to host live game audio, it's been a pretty interesting week for ...
09:18 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget PlayStation VR has a lower age limit than Oculus Rift
With the VR revolution almost upon us, would-be early adopters are sizing up which headset is right for them. Do they back the Oculus Rift headset, the motion-tracking Vive, the smartphone-centric Gea...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Students can make self-driving cars with littleBits' STEAM kit
littleBits designed its latest kit with both students and teachers in mind. Its new STEAM Student set is meant to help educators teach kids grades 3 to 8 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design a...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Drone net launcher, whale call science and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Hundreds of thousands of whale calls from a seafaring science journey in 2006 have finally been analyzed, resulting in proof that whales gather by species when feeding....
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Pandora will let bands insert voice messages into your music stream
Social media has increasingly broken down the walls between musicians and their fans, allowing bands to have more direct conversations with the people listening to their music. The "artist market...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge review: Samsung's finest get more polished
After years of trafficking in plastic flagships, the glass-and-metal Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge proved Samsung still knew how to make jaw-dropping phones. Ah, but there was a rub -- a few of them, in fact....
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Indiegogo launches push to support female entrepreneurs
Indiegogo wants to do more to help women become entrepreneurs in the technology industry across the next year. To coincide with International Women's Day,* the crowdfunding site is launching a pr...
08:33 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget SEC sues Wells Fargo and Rhode Island for game loan disaster
Wells Fargo and Rhode Island state have been charged with fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for their part in the 38 Studios debacle. The SEC alleges that both parties defraud...
07:20 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Sony finally hands out free game codes for its 2011 hack
If you were one of the 70 million Sony customers affected by the 2011 Sony hack, and took the time to fill in a lengthy claim form following the intrusion, now is the time to check your inbox. Since M...
06:29 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Amazon's first live show is QVC for the YouTube generation
Now that Amazon has its own private fashion labels, it's launching its its first ever live TV show called Style Code Live. Hosted by a trio of reality and fashion show personalities, the show loo...
05:55 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Koov is Sony's answer to Lego Mindstorms
Governments and educators around the world want to teach kids coding at an early age, so many corporations are eager to help -- for a price. The latest company jumping into the trend is Sony, which ju...
05:16 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget All Amazon Fire TV devices now have the major UK catch-up apps
If you prefer to catch-up on TV shows instead of watching them as they air, Amazon's latest announcement might be of interest. After bringing all major UK broadcasters to the Fire TV, the company...
04:28 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Seagate released employee tax data in phishing attack
Tax season is upon us (sorry for the reminder), and apparently if you want the W2-form information of thousands of Seagate employees, past and present, all you have to do is email and ask for it. A co...
03:01 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Skype's live translator feature now supports Arabic
Skype is probably best-known as a video chat client, but Microsoft wants it to be all things chat to all people -- even if they aren't speaking the same language. Back in 2014, the app gained the...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget Bionic finger makes amputee feel texture on his phantom hand
Someday, amputees might be able to get prosthetics that can discern shapes and feel texture, thanks to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Its scientists have succeeded in de...
01:33 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget AI made quantum experimentation easier for our feeble brains
Is the cat in the box alive, dead or... alive-dead? Questions like the one posed by the Schroedinger's Cat thought experiment have vexed mere mortals for far too long, and the scientific communit...
12:00 am -05 - Tue, March 8, 2016
Engadget The Edge Desk transforms so you can get work done anywhere
Who still uses a desk? Better question: Who still needs a desk, given that so much of our work today takes place on laptops, phones and tablets? Those devices don't need to be put on a flat surfa...
11:43 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Google's DeepMind AI will take on a Go champ tomorrow night
Google's DeepMind AI is already the first computerized system to best a champion Go player, and you can watch its next big game in less than 24 hours. The AlphaGo program will take on Lee Se-dol ...
11:12 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget DOJ seeks to overturn ruling in New York iPhone case
The Justice Department hasn't given up on its quest to get a court order that will force Apple to unlock a meth dealer's iPhone in New York. On February 29th, magistrate Judge James Orenstei...
10:26 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Comcast buys a sports tech company to boost your set-top box
In case you had any doubts that Comcast is serious about improving your sports-watching experience, the cable giant is making its efforts abundantly clear. It just acquired OneTwoSee, a Philadelphia-...
09:33 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel are legal in Virginia
Virginia's General Assembly recently sent the Fantasy Sports Act to governor Terry McAuliffe, and now that he's signed, it is the first state with daily fantasy law on the books. Highlights ...
09:05 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Amazon job posting reveals it's forming a VR team for Video
Amazon is cooking up a virtual reality initiative, a job posting on Glassdoor has revealed. In the ad spotted by UploadtoVR, the company wrote that it's looking for a Senior Software Development ...
08:49 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'The Division,' 'Carmichael Show'
We're only a week into the Ultra HD Blu-ray era and we already have our first day-and-date release, as The Peanuts Movie is coming home in 4K. Still, my nostalgia is piqued by the release of *bat...
07:47 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget The USAF's new 'cyber weapon' hunts network vulnerabilities
The US Air Force's Space Command recently announced that its latest cyber weapon, dubbed the Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter (CVA/H), has come online and is "fully operational&quo...
06:59 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Google Photos now shows Live Photos from your iPhone 6s
If you frequently snap Live Photos with your iPhone 6s, you now have an easy way to preserve those photo/video hybrids for the ages. A fresh Google Photos update for iOS lets you both back up and vie...
06:27 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's SQL database software now runs on Linux
Remember when Steve Ballmer likened Linux to cancer, and the notion of Microsoft courting the open source crowd was virtually unimaginable? The company has come a long, long way since then. Microsoft ...
05:48 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget White House launches neighborhood-building open-data project
The White House announced on Monday that it is launching an ambitious online program that aims to help families and communities alike by giving them the tools to access a package of federal and local ...
05:22 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Google hires the creator of 4chan
It didn't take long for 4chan creator Chris Poole (better known as Moot) to find a new home after selling his brainchild. Google has hired Poole to take advantage of his 12 years of experience &q...
04:55 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget NCAA March Madness Live streams games to even more devices
Oh, March Madness. The time of year when productivity takes a nose dive as sports fans follow along to see who will win the office pool. NCAA March Madness Live is the home for all your streaming need...
04:30 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Funimation launches its all-in-one anime destination site
Funimation Entertainment announced today that its FunimationNow platform is now live. The site, which we first saw back at CES, will make the studio's expansive archive of shows -- including DBZ,...
04:01 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget TuneIn strikes deal with NBA to stream live audio from games
As part of the ongoing efforts to expand its premium radio services, TuneIn has announced a partnership with the National Basketball Association. This new multi-year deal will let TuneIn stream live a...
03:35 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Blizzard's 'Overwatch' hits consoles and PC on May 24
The wait is almost over for Overwatch, Blizzard's first original game in some time. The shooter will hit PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on May 24, the company announced today. Additionally, you&...
03:12 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Kanye West vows 'no more CDs'
Kanye West's recent trend toward tech-related diatribes isn't over yet. In one of his signature tweetstorms, the star has declared that there will be "no more CDs" coming from him...
02:52 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Google's Project Fi no longer requires an invitation to join
After nearly a year, Google is ready to drop the velvet ropes that have kept Project Fi off-limits for most Americans. As of today, anyone in the US can sign up for the simpler, data-centric wireless ...
02:27 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Verizon can't share web activity with advertisers unless you opt in
Last spring, Verizon began offering its customers a way to opt out of the "supercookies" that track activity for advertisers to leverage. Following a settlement with the FCC, the wireless co...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: The Xbox One wireless adapter and more!
Before we set about reviewing all the phones announced at Mobile World Congress last month, we decided to give our gaming and audio buyer's guides a refresh. In addition to culling some older pro...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Lyft wants you to hail rides through Facebook Messenger
You can already request an Uber car through Facebook Messenger, but what if you prefer to get around in Lyft cars? Don't worry, you're covered. The mustachioed ridesharing outfit has release...
01:06 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget WordPress blogs will soon support Facebook's Instant Articles
If you turn to Facebook for your daily news update, you may have come across Instant Articles. A small number of publishers are able to serve up news articles quickly for mobile devices right now, but...
12:43 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Toyota's wearable for the blind sees the world through cameras
Scientists are slowly making headway in the treatment of visual impairments, but in the meantime, technology promises to help the blind and partially sighted gain greater independence. Joining the ran...
12:19 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Instagram beta arrives for Windows 10 mobile devices
Instagram first arrived on Windows mobile devices in beta form back in 2013. Today, the photographic social app is available for Windows 10 handsets, but it retains the beta designation. As with any e...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Dodocase's SmartVR is a pocket-sized Cardboard alternative
When Google first introduced its Cardboard VR concept on June 25th 2014, there were only a few ways you could try it out yourself. You could either get one for free if you were an I/O attendee, or you...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Sony's HX80 point-and-shoot fits a 30x zoom in a small body
If Sony's new A6300 mirrorless camera is more than you need, you might be interested in the company's latest point-and-shoot. Today, Sony revealed the HX80, a compact shooter with a 30x opti...
11:42 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Apple e-book price fixing case won't reach the Supreme Court
Apple's last shot at avoiding a $450 million e-book price fixing settlement just went out the window. The US Supreme Court has declined to hear Apple's challenge of an appeals court decisio...
11:15 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Microsoft cancels 'Fable Legends' and closes Lionhead
Fable Legends has officially been canned and developer Lionhead Studios will be shut down, Microsoft announced in a blog post this morning. Fable Legends was poised to be a free, multiplayer-focused, ...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Acaia's Bluetooth scale tracks your morning coffee ritual
I'll admit it: I'm a coffee snob. I wasn't even that invested until I became friends with two roasters. Fast forward a few years and I have equipment in my kitchen for six different bre...
10:47 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Researchers use criminal profiling to unmask Banksy
Researchers have used profiling techniques commonly used on criminals in an attempt to confirm the identity of London street artist Banksy. The team from Queen Mary University of London believes its g...
10:32 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget BMW's most ambitious concept car is its vision of the future
If you want some idea of the crazy technology BMW is working towards, just take a look at its new Vision Next 100 concept car. Unveiled this morning as part of BMW's centenary celebration, the Ne...
10:09 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Run 500 hard-to-find Apple II programs in your web browser
Sure, it's easy to find ways to run classic Apple II programs like The Oregon Trail or Prince of Persia. But what about that obscure educational title you remember using as a kid? Is it doomed ...
09:17 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Google had over 75 million takedown requests last month
Last month, Google processed over 75 million search takedown requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), or over 100,000 links per hour. That's more than double the number of link...
08:05 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget China irate over US export sanctions against ZTE
The US government is slapping crippling sanctions on telecom manufacturer ZTE and the Chinese government is not happy about it. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that "China i...
07:46 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget UK regulator starts cracking down on fake online reviews
Online reviews, like those on Amazon, are typically a good way to judge the quality of a product or service before you decide to part with your money. They can also be huge indicators of the reputatio...
06:42 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Google seeks carrier for Loon pilot program in India
Google's Project Loon has blossomed from a crazy-sounding scheme into a practical program. In fact, the company can now auto-launch a balloon in 30 minutes that will stay aloft for 100 days. For ...
06:30 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Sky takes a first step into eSports tournament coverage
With millions of fans regularly tuning into services like Twitch and YouTube Gaming to watch their favourite titles being played at the highest level, traditional TV broadcasters are starting to take ...
05:43 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget UK to test self-driving trucks later this year
Later this year, the UK will open up its motorways to self-driving trucks under new plans to speed up deliveries and cut traffic congestion. The Times reports that Chancellor George Osborne will confi...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget 3D-printed (nearly) nude selfies are a thing
One thing that you sometimes see advertised is an erotic photoshoot for couples who want to remember their sexy days in their dotage. Now, thanks to the confluence of digital photography and 3D-printi...
03:49 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget New Horizons spots snowcapped peaks on Pluto
Right now, most mountaineers covet the seven summits: the highest peaks on each continent. In the (very, very distant) future the big seven might be redefined as the highest peaks across the solar sys...
02:21 am -05 - Mon, March 7, 2016
Engadget Apple VP says FBI's order makes everyone less secure
To support their legal battle in Congress over San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone, Apple and the FBI are also waging a war of public opinion. So far, the FBI is winning, with over...
11:54 pm -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget Web code hints at what it's like to read with dyslexia
People with dyslexia can tell you about their frustrations with reading, but it's hard to really understand their condition without witnessing it first-hand. Well, you now have a quick and easy ...
10:12 pm -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget Scientists to drill into asteroid impact that wiped out dinosaurs
There's plenty of evidence to indicate that a gigantic asteroid likely wiped out the dinosaurs (and many other forms of life) when it smacked into what's now the Gulf of Mexico roughly 65.5 ...
08:53 pm -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget Watch an electric Corvette shatter a speed record
Numerous car makers and gearheads have built extremely quick electric vehicles, but who holds the speed record? Not necessarily who'd you'd expect. The International Mile Racing Association ...
07:16 pm -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget AT&T drops Univision channels from U-verse in pricing dispute
There have certainly been some fierce disputes between TV providers and their networks in recent years, but few are quite so ugly as the one erupting between AT&amp;T and Univision. AT&amp;T ...
07:16 pm -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget AT&T loses Univision channels from U-verse in pricing dispute
There have certainly been some fierce disputes between TV providers and their networks in recent years, but few are quite so ugly as the one erupting between AT&amp;T and Univision. AT&amp;T h...
05:44 pm -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget Uber rejects talk of 'thousands' of sexual assault reports
Uber isn't fond of allegations that it doesn't do enough to stop sexual assault during rides, and it's opening up some of its data to prevent its bruised reputation from getting worse. ...
03:51 pm -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget First known Mac ransomware reaches the wild
While ransomware has sadly been a reality on smartphones and Windows PCs for a while, you haven't really had to worry about it on a Mac... until now, that is. Palo Alto Networks claims to have d...
02:03 pm -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget 'Metal Gear Solid' fan remake bites the dust
When a fan remake of a popular game dies, it tends to die quickly. Either the effort required is too much for a group of part-time volunteers, or the original developer's lawyers shut it down ov...
12:29 pm -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget Email inventor Ray Tomlinson dies
It's a sad day for the Internet: Ray Tomlinson, widely credited with inventing email as we know it, has died from a suspected heart attack on his 75th birthday. In 1971, he established the first...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Better, happier, more productive
Has a week of petty partisan politics and bleak international news got you down? Don't try to drown your sorrows in a bottle of whiskey (the little bastards will only learn to swim) -- instead ge...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Highlights from the Geneva Motor Show
The Geneva Motor Show kicked off this week, and one of the stars of the show was the Koenigsegg Regera, an insane plug-in hybrid with 1,500 horsepower. Meanwhile, Goodyear rolled out a crazy spherical...
06:06 am -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget 'The Division' will get plenty of extras in its first year
Take note, Bungie: this is how you tell gamers what they can expect for add-ons. Ubisoft has posted a roadmap for The Division's downloadable extras, outlining just what you'll get and when...
02:28 am -05 - Sun, March 6, 2016
Engadget Panasonic makes the first countertop induction oven
Induction cooking is great for budding chefs: it rarely needs preheating, it's energy-efficient and it's safer than conventional burners. Getting it has usually meant going for a full-size o...
11:20 pm -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget ZTE faces restrictions on using US technology
Chinese companies already have a hard time doing business with the US (mostly over spying fears), and it's about to get worse. Reuters sources understand that the US Commerce Department is about...
09:40 pm -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget Cake AR platform puts virtual makeup on your face in real time
Last year, one of my fellow Engadget editors got to try some jewelry without actually putting them on through FaceCake's augmented reality platform. Turns out the company also created a variant f...
08:06 pm -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget Quantum computer revolves around just 5 atoms
It's no mean feat to find the factors of a very large number -- even a supercomputer can take years to find all the multipliers. However, MIT researchers have found a way to clear this massive h...
06:33 pm -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget The darkest material on Earth has become even darker
When Surrey NanoSystems introduced the original Vantablack, the company said the carbon nanotube material is capable of absorbing 99.96 percent of light that touches it. It's so dark, it can fool...
05:01 pm -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget 'Koi' is the first PS4 game made entirely in China
Now that China allows game console sales across the country, local developers are finally getting a chance to shine: Oasis Games has the distinction of introducing Koi, the first PS4 game made entirel...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget The Ben Heck Show's Felix hacks a guitar
While Ben is away, Felix and Karen will play... the guitar! Karen uses lasers for the electronic housing while Felix prototypes the microcontroller, audio codec and LCD display to embed in an acoustic...
01:58 pm -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget 'Street Fighter' cheating means dropped ranks and lost points
Last week Capcom asked for your help catching Street Fighter V rage quitters in the act. Using the evidence the community provided, the publisher/developer was able to cross-reference it with internal...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget 6 high-flying clean energy generators
By Cat DiStasioDirty fossil fuels come from the ground, but the future of energy is in the sky. Thanks to innovative engineers in the renewable energy industry, the world of high-altitude wind and sol...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: US Soccer uses VR to reveal new crest
US Soccer's Rebranding Gets an Assist From Virtual RealityZach Schonbrun,New York TimesWhen the time came to reveal its new crest, the US Soccer Federation chose a different medium to announce th...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Fast brain upload, mind-control monkeys & more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at HRL Labs have developed a system to upload information to your brain using electrical signals already mapped from an expert's mind. Duke University ...
04:47 am -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget HTC 10 renders show off the upcoming flagship phone
On the last day of Mobile World Congress, HTC released a very vague teaser showing the outline of a new phone. Well, we now know what that phone might look like, thanks to these renders that Evan Blas...
12:54 am -05 - Sat, March 5, 2016
Engadget $350 million Nintendo land coming to Universal Japan's park
When Nintendo announced it was granting Universal Studios the rights to some of its properties for theme park rides, it was anyone's guess where they'd show up first. Now we know that they&#...
11:41 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Amazon reverses course on encryption for its Fire tablets
It's been only one day since -- in the midst of a national debate over encrypted devices -- Amazon started pushing a new Fire OS 5 to its tablets that ditched support for device encryption. Just ...
10:36 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Google grants presidential hopefuls a digital podium
Google is giving this year's crop of US presidential candidates a pretty big stump to stand on: Search results. Mountain View is opening up a new platform, dubbed "Google Posts," that h...
09:14 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget BMW wants to build 'the most intelligent car'
BMW is looking to the future. For the German automaker, that means a research and development team that's as well versed in artificial intelligence as it is wind-tunnel testing. It's a futur...
08:27 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Study shows evidence of Zika virus' risk to pregnant women
Scientists have yet to prove without a doubt that the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes microcephaly. A big study involving 5,000 women being conducted right now will help determine that, but the resul...
05:16 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Meerkat pivots from livestreams to a video social network
Meerkat's time in the media spotlight was short-lived. The livestreaming app was a hit at last year's SXSW festival, but it quickly lost steam after Twitter blocked access to its social feed...
05:16 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Meerkat pivots towards a video social network
Meerkat's time in the media spotlight was short-lived. The livestreaming app was a hit at last year's SXSW festival, but it quickly lost steam after Twitter blocked access to its social feed...
04:51 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Bumble now lets you find a new BFF
Bumble, the dating app from former Tinder CEO Whitney Wolfe where women make the first move, has launched a new service that will allow users to find a friend as easily as they find romance. The new B...
04:26 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Play Cupid on Tinder by sharing profiles with your friends
Tinder is slowly rolling out the option to share other people's profiles with friends via text messaging. A small number of users will spot a "share" icon under some profiles -- tapping...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Having multiple online identities is more normal than you think
A few months ago during a family reunion, my husband wanted to show visiting relatives photos of our home renovation. He brought up my Instagram feed on his laptop and started showing family members p...
03:33 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Google patents AR-based pop-up books
Google has filed a pair of patents with the USPTO that aim to reinvent how we interact with printed media. The first patent is for an "Interactive Book" with motion and pressure sensors embe...
03:11 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget UEFA Champions League final will use goal-line technology
Goal-line technology is already being used in the Premier League to verify scoring, and it's headed to two UEFA league finals, too. The upcoming Champions League and Europa League finals will bot...
02:40 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget The next Windows 10 update is all about Cortana
Cortana has learned three languages in the latest Windows 10 update, which is available today for Insider members in the program's Fast ring. Cortana now supports Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Br...
02:21 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Google changes how it scrubs 'right to be forgotten' people
Google confirmed today that it is adjusting how it handles "right to be forgotten" requests from EU citizens. Since 2014, when EU's Court of Justice established its "right to be fo...
01:56 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget SpaceX will attempt to another launch and sea landing today
SpaceX has been trying to launch a Falcon 9 rocket tasked with carrying a communications satellite for over a week now. After a few scrubbed attempts, the company will give it another go this evening....
01:56 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget SpaceX will attempt another launch and sea landing today
SpaceX has been trying to launch a Falcon 9 rocket tasked with carrying a communications satellite for over a week now. After a few scrubbed attempts, the company will give it another go this evening....
01:56 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget SpaceX will attempt another launch and sea landing today (updated)
SpaceX has been trying to launch a Falcon 9 rocket tasked with carrying a communications satellite for over a week now. After a few scrubbed attempts, the company will give it another go this evening....
01:31 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget DeepDrumpf: The Donald Trump AI spoof bot America needs
"I'm what ISIS doesn't need." That may sound like a quote from Republican presidential candidate/real estate tycoon Donald Trump, but it's actually from an AI-powered Twitterb...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Five reasons why crowdfunding projects fail
Engadget was an early proponent of crowdfunding and has helped many exciting gadgets become a reality. The only downside of this is that my inbox now overflows with Kickstarter and Indiegogo pitches l...
12:34 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Major League Baseball takes Snapchat to the dugout during games
Snapchat isn't new to sports coverage, but with Major League Baseball this season, the social channel is making a big push at the ballpark. The collaboration between the app and the league kicks ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget The best 24-inch monitor
By David Murphy This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After spending 50 hours researching 19 different monitors...
11:28 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S7 buyers can claim their free Gear VR
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones, it offered a pretty nice enticement to pre-order buyers: A free Galaxy Gear VR headset and six-game bundle worth $150. If you plunked your ...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Master & Dynamic's brass earbuds mix style with great sound
So far, I haven't had the best luck with the earbuds I've reviewed: The OnePlus Icons were unremarkable, and though Earin sold me on the idea of totally wireless earbuds, the execution left ...
10:36 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Government using sci-fi, fantasy to justify iPhone unlocking
San Bernardino County's district attorney has made its argument as to why Apple should unlock Syed Farook's iPhone and it's, it's something. Ars Technica dug out the court filings ...
10:30 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Feelin' good
YOU.GUYS.Fiber internet is coming to my neighborhood. Fiber. Internet. This is a pretty serious game changer -- Not only is Google looking to roll out fiber to all of San Francisco, but a smaller, loc...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Fur technology makes Zootopia's bunnies believable
Zootopia is a world where humans don't exist. It's a big, crowded metropolis where anthropomorphic animals drive cars, fight crime, eat ice cream and ride trains. Prey and predators of varyi...
09:41 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Boeing's self-cleaning bathroom zaps germs with UV light
Boeing recently gathered its engineers and designers to create an airplane bathroom that won't turn into a smelly, germ-filled nightmare. If you've been on long-haul flights before, you know...
09:19 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry's Priv Android phone comes to Verizon
For power Android users who need a physical keyboard, one of the few devices left is the BlackBerry Priv. Until now, it could only be found on AT&amp;T and T-Mobile, but it's now available on...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Poop fuel, magnet-attached spherical tires and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: UCLA's biofuels lab is doing interesting work with manure protein, to see if supply of a better kind of alternative fuel can be produced on an industrial scale. Go...
08:28 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Facebook changes how it pays tax in the UK
Facebook has announced that starting this April, it'll radically simplify its business arrangements in the UK. Boor-ing, right? Except this means that the social network's tax dealings will ...
08:13 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget RBS will employ an AI chat bot to handle online banking queries
In response to recent moves by rivals to incorporate more technology in their customer operations, RBS has announced it's to deploy a new online virtual assistant to help deal with enquiries quic...
07:50 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Explore Google Maps with Link from 'The Legend of Zelda'
Here's a little something to brighten up your day -- open up Google Maps in the browser and you'll notice that the yellow Pegman now looks like Link. The fabled Hero of Time is there to cele...
06:58 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget A Super Famicom-themed Nintendo 3DS is headed to Japan
If you were watching the Japan-specific Nintendo Direct yesterday, you would have noticed a little hardware treat for fans of classic consoles. A special edition New 3DS XL is coming to Nintendo'...
06:49 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Netflix reportedly in talks with the BBC for new 'Top Gear'
If Amazon is to be the home of new, new Top Gear, then it's only fitting Netflix gets its hands on new, old Top Gear, right? The Guardian reports that Netflix is "in the early stages" o...
06:03 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Epic Games: Microsoft can't be allowed to control PC gaming
Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games (Unreal Engine, Gears of War), has written a scathing op-ed about Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform initiative for The Guardian. Sweeney argues that Mic...
05:32 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Robots could get soft, stretchable skin that changes colors
Researchers from Cornell University have developed a potential skin material that lights up and stretches to more than six times its original size. The so-called hyper-elastic, light-emitting capacito...
04:50 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Barnes and Noble to close its Nook ebook store in the UK
Barnes and Noble has decided to lay down its arms and stop competing with Amazon for ebook and e-reader sales in the UK. The bookstore operator has announced it will stop selling digital content, incl...
04:04 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget US Chamber of Commerce suing Seattle over ridesharing unions
When Seattle approved Uber and Lyft drivers organizing in December, the city did it knowing that the practice was illegal. Independent contractors aren't allowed to do so under federal law becaus...
01:42 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Sony's Future Lab will ask users for input on early prototypes
Sony has a new research initiative called Future Lab Program that's more transparent than what you might be used to. Instead of treating the concepts that come out of the lab as closely guarded s...
12:36 am -05 - Fri, March 4, 2016
Engadget Kendrick Lamar releases a new album in response to tweets
Twitter can apparently be used for more than just mischief making, activism and unexpected beefs, as it appears LeBron James managed to coax a new album out of rapper Kendrick Lamar. SBNation notes th...
10:08 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget The Hubble has seen farther back in time than ever before
NASA announced on Thursday that an international team of astronomers have used the Hubble space telescope to spot the most distant galaxy discovered to date -- not to mention one of the oldest in the ...
09:59 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget AT&T is bringing internet-style targeted advertising to TV
Targeted ads are coming to your TV by of AT&amp;T. The telco is partnering with video advertising company Videology to sell ads based specifically on what the two think you're looking for, ac...
09:29 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Instagram blocks users from linking to Telegram and Snapchat
You know that website section in your Instagram bio? It's the only place on the social network where you can deeplink to other parts of the internet, and IG celebs often use it to let fans know w...
08:39 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget DARPA unveils its next VTOL aircraft concept
DARPA announced on Thursday that it had awarded the Phase 2 design contract for its unmanned VTOL X-Plane concept to Aurora Flight Sciences (AFS). VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) planes, like the...
07:54 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Nintendo Direct roundup: 'Mario Maker,' 'Splatoon' and more
Today's Nintendo Direct featured a light feast of sci-fi adventures and fantasy tales, including a new Star Fox game, the return of classic Super Nintendo games (exclusive to the New 3DS handheld...
06:59 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget The SkyWall 100 is a net-launching anti-drone bazooka
A group of English engineers have developed a new device for downing quadcopters that stray into restricted airspace: the SkyWall 100. This shoulder-mounted net launcher weighs 22 pounds and runs on c...
06:24 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: TCL's 50-inch Roku 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...
06:11 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget 'Kirby' returns to your hands in June with 'Planet Robobot'
Everyone's favorite spherical pink vacuum cleaner is back in Kirby: Planet Robobot for 3DS. It uses a 2.5D perspective where you can jump between different depth planes in the sidescroller. What&...
05:53 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget 'Monster Hunter Generations' hits 3DS in the summer
Monster Hunter Generations, known as Monster Hunter X in Japan, hits 3DS in the summer across the western world, Nintendo announced today. Monster Hunter is a popular action role-playing series that h...
05:45 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Nintendo makes SNES games exclusive to 'New' Nintendo 3DS
Want to play classic, Super Nintendo games on the go? Hope you updated to Nintendo's vaguely named "New" Nintendo 3DS last year, then -- the company just announced that the latest addit...
05:29 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget 'Star Fox Guard' is bundled with 'Zero' April 22nd
Slippy Toad has a chance to shine come on April 22nd this year. But more than just playing a support role the game you already knew about, Star Fox Zero, there's more action in the form of Star F...
05:06 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget A day with the HTC Vive
Virtual reality in your home is finally ... well, real. And I'm not just referring to VR-lite experiences like Google Cardboard or Samsung's Gear VR. I'm talking about graphically rich,...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget The Calendar Watch previews your schedule at a glance
Last year, What Watch introduced its Stop the Time watch, which offered a minimalistic flourish of smart technology on top of a classic wrist-worn timepiece. The idea was to purposely limit the featur...
04:30 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Watch today's Nintendo Direct right here!
The moment is almost upon us: the next Nintendo Direct starts at 5 PM ET / 2 PM PT. But before you get your hopes up too high, it won't have anything to do with the company's Wii U follow-up...
04:21 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Egyptian student faces deportation over Trump threat
An Egyptian student studying in California faces deportation after posting a threatening message about Donald Trump on Facebook. 23-year-old Emad Elsayed posted a picture of Trump on FB back in Februa...
04:10 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Twitter, Reddit and more file brief to support Apple vs the FBI
Several tech companies have voiced support for Apple in its battle with the FBI over iPhone encryption. Today, lawyers for a group of 16 companies, including Twitter, filed a brief formally backing Cu...
04:10 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Twitter, Reddit and more file brief to support Apple vs the FBI (update)
Several tech companies have voiced support for Apple in its battle with the FBI over iPhone encryption. Today, lawyers for a group of 16 companies, including Twitter, filed a brief formally backing Cu...
03:53 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Researchers train monkeys to mind-control a wheelchair
A team of scientists at Duke University have developed a wheelchair that is controlled exclusively by the thoughts of its user -- in this case, one of two lab monkeys -- and have published their findi...
03:32 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Amazon removes encryption support in latest Fire OS update
As Apple continues to battle the FBI in favor of device encryption, it appears that Amazon has quietly gone the other way. According to several owners of Amazon's tablets, the latest Fire OS 5 up...
03:19 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' arrives on Blu-ray and DVD April 5th
After raking in over $2 billion in box offices around the world, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to take over your living room. The J.J. Abrams-directed film will be available as a digital HD purc...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness: Senior Startup Challenge
Silicon Valley is a young, vibrant place that values youth as a commodity above all else, so what can it do for older people? Can technology offer something for the folks that aren't scooting aro...
02:35 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Watch an autonomous drone deftly avoid obstacles
Skydio, an aerial drone startup, recently released an impressive highlight reel of its first UAV nimbly avoiding obstacles as it followed a group of cyclists during their ride through Menlo Park, Cali...
02:08 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger simplifies tune sharing with Spotify
Facebook's Messenger already lets you hail Uber rides and talk to businesses, and now they've just added a new feature: Spotify integration. Instead of copying and pasting a Spotify link to ...
01:49 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Palmer Luckey on why there's no Oculus Rift for Mac
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey had some harsh words for Apple products when he spoke to ShackNews at a recent Xbox event. When asked whether the company's forthcoming Rift VR headset will ever be c...
01:20 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Samsung and Six Flags team up for virtual reality roller coasters
If you're making the trek to a Six Flags park this summer, virtual reality will be an option for some roller coasters. The company teamed up with Samsung on a number of virtual reality roller coa...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget John McAfee says he'll have 'no problem' becoming president
You know that it's a topsy-turvy year when John McAfee isn't the most preposterous candidate vying for the White House. The antivirus millionaire has been talking up his chances with US News...
12:33 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Privacy concerns kept Nest from making an Echo-like assistant
With the announcement of two new Echo speakers, Amazon also revealed that those voice-controlled devices (and the Fire TV) now play nice with Nest thermostats. According to Recode, the Google-owned co...
12:33 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Privacy concerns kept Nest from making an Echo-like assistant (update)
With the announcement of two new Echo speakers, Amazon also revealed that those voice-controlled devices (and the Fire TV) now play nice with Nest thermostats. According to Recode, the Google-owned co...
12:20 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Intel is building its own augmented reality headset
As the craze over both augmented and virtual reality heats up, it looks like another big name tech company is stepping into the fray. Wall Street Journal reports that Intel is working on an augmented ...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget High-speed video shows how water lily beetles sprint on water
Water lily beetles are little speed demons, flitting from one pad to another at half a meter (1.6 feet) per second. Now, thanks to a study conducted by Stanford bioengineering assistant professor Manu...
11:41 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Adobe Lightroom mobile for iOS handles full resolution images
Back in February, Adobe updated Lightroom mobile for Android to include the ability to open, edit and export images at their full resolution. Now, the same feature is available inside the iOS version ...
11:22 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Device lets doctors see inside arteries to treat blockage
One of the best treatments for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an atherectomy, where doctors use a cathetar to gouge out plaque inside blood vessels. The problem is that so far, docto...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget A few stiff drinks saved 'No Man's Sky'
I'm alone on a freezing planet blanketed in snow; pine trees the color of rusted metal hang heavy with white powder. It's -163 degrees Celsius (-261 degrees Fahrenheit), but my suit keeps me...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Stir now sells just the bases for its sit-stand desks
Every time we write about Stir's kinetic standing desks, we always point out how damn expensive the things are. In a world where you can buy a manually-operated standing desk from Ikea for a coup...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' $150 edition comes with a model spaceship
Sure, No Man's Sky finally has a price and release date, but can a game truly claim to have made it without its very own exorbitantly priced special edition? Presenting the No Man's Sky &quo...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' finally takes off on June 21st for $60
No Man's Sky, the stylish space-exploration game that's roughly as big as the actual universe, will reach PlayStation 4 and PC on June 21st (June 24th in the UK), and pre-orders are live tod...
10:41 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Medium is working on paying its contributors
Getting paid to write is hard, a situation that's not helped by so many places asking you to work for free. Medium CEO Ev Williams has let slip that he's working on a way for his service to ...
10:21 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget 'Ghostbusters' reboot trailer is here
Prime your proton packs, because it's not long now before the Ghostbusters reboot haunts theaters worldwide. We've already seen a few promo photos and set shots from the film, but today we&#...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget The 21st-century charity that puts Google and VR to good use
How do you get people to care about the world's problems? More important, how do you get them to care enough to take action? Some nonprofits, like the ASPCA, are fortunate enough to have the perf...
09:41 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Amazon is making a KKK movie led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Amazon's push for original content has seen it expand beyond TV shows and into movies. The company plans to release 12 films a year, which has caught the attention of some of Hollywood's big...
09:20 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Apple opens a Twitter account to answer your tech problems
Sometimes it's infuriatingly difficult to get a Genius Bar appointment at your local Apple store. So if your Mac is on the fritz and you've got an important meeting to attend, what are your ...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Google's 'Moon Shot' web series profiles Lunar Xprize hopefuls
Out of the 29 teams that joined Google's Lunar Xprize, 16 are still in the running, working on rovers that they believe can land and operate on the moon. We'll get the chance to know these a...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Amazon debuts two smaller and cheaper Echos
Amazon has announced two new Echo-ready devices that do most of the same taks, but look completely different. The Echo Dot is a stubby version of the regular Echo while the Amazon Tap is a Bluetooth a...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Supersonic jetliner, the issue of sea sponge and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA gave Lockheed Martin $20 million to make a preliminary design of a supersonic jetliner that will break the sound barrier without a sonic boom. Stanford students ar...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget World's first 'active' sleep monitor keeps tabs on brain waves
Neurotechnology company Rythm launched both itself and its first product on Thursday, called the Dreem. The Dreem is a wearable device laden with EEG sensors. However, unlike other systems that utiliz...
08:21 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget UK issues new guidelines for punishing online trolls
Lawmakers in the UK are slowly coming to the realisation that online abuse can be just as damaging as its real-world equivalent. Last year, revenge porn became a specific crime, and the maximum prison...
08:10 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Sony's 4K security camera can spot intruders in the dark
What do you give to the person who has everything? The world's best security camera to watch over it, we guess. Sony's latest Alpha product, the 850,000 yen ($7,500) SNC-VB770, may fit the b...
06:58 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Samsung starts shipping the world's largest capacity SSD
Samsung has started shipping the 16TB (well, okay, 15.36TB) SSD it showed off at the Flash Memory Summit in California last year. The company says the positively tiny, 2.5-inch drive has the largest c...
05:55 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Steam now discounts bundles when you own some of the games
Every PC gamer loves a Steam sale, however picking up deals can get a little trickier when you already own half of the games. It's a first world problem for sure, but it gets frustrating when you...
04:57 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget New DisplayPort standard leverages USB Type-C's blazing speed
DisplayPort standards are one of those things most of us don't think about a whole lot, but are pretty important in terms of how our monitors connect to computers. The Video Electronics Standards...
03:26 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Even expensive police drones are easy to hijack, hacker says
Authorities shouldn't trust their UAVs too much, even if they're of the more expensive variety. Nils Rodday, a security researcher working for IBM, demonstrated at the RSA security conferenc...
01:53 am -05 - Thu, March 3, 2016
Engadget Val.ai watched every movie to figure out which one you want
Alexa is going to the movies. The Finnish folks at Valossa are leveraging the tech behind Amazon's voice assistant to answer your burning cinematic questions with their Val.ai initiative. As the ...
11:51 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Yahoo welcomes the rise of eSports with its own hub
Yahoo clearly wants a piece of the growing eSports pie. Despite having to shutter almost all its verticals recently, the company has launched a new hub for competitive video gaming under the Yahoo Spo...
10:42 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Play as two new heroes in the next 'Battlefront' DLC
DICE has announced the next map and character DLC pack for its wildly popular Star Wars: Battlefront game. The new pack, dubbed Outer Rim, will feature two new maps including a close-range field withi...
09:36 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Dubai hosts the first World Drone Prix on March 11th
While there are plenty of efforts to make drone racing a serious sport, Dubai is determined to outdo them all. It's about to host the World Drone Prix, which will robotic fliers against each othe...
08:44 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Finn from 'Star Wars' wants a story mode for 'Battlefront'
Electronic Arts and DICE have gone on record saying that the "Battle of Jakku" map is the closest we're going to get to any content in Star Wars: Battlefront that wasn't in the cla...
08:01 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget 1,000-pixel headlights could offer improved vision at night
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new headlight technology that automatically and intelligently adapt to the current traffic conditions. The team, led by Dr. Hermann Oppermann, ...
07:04 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Slack to start integrating native voice chat into its app
A couple of months ago, you could start making Skype calls from within Slack, an award-winning work chat app that's pretty popular with a lot of companies (we certainly use it over here in the En...
06:18 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget YouTube creators stand a real chance of winning Emmy awards
While movie and TV award shows are increasingly willing to recognize internet video, they still tend to focus on conventional productions with reasonably big budgets. However, they're about to br...
05:34 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' has an official championship
Rocket League is practically tailor-made for tournaments (it's football/soccer with cars, after all), and Psyonix is determined to make the most of that fact. It's teaming up with Twitch to ...
05:08 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget HBO won't send out advance 'Game of Thrones' screeners to avoid piracy
The public's appetite for all things Games of Thrones has cemented its rank as the most pirated show year after year, but HBO's going to try and change that with season six set to premiere a...
04:45 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Watch the Engadget staff on: FBI vs. Apple
Yesterday, both Apple and the FBI testified at a House Judiciary committee hearing on the San Bernardino iPhone debate. If you're looking to get caught up quickly, a few of our editors sat down t...
04:27 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Incredibly complex machine plays music with marbles
There have been plenty of impressively elaborate musical machines in recent years, but this might top them all. Swedish band Wintergatan has crafted a Musical Marble Machine that, as the name suggests...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Zero's electric motorcycles replace range anxiety with fun
It's quiet. In fact, it's completely silent. The motorcycle is on and ready to whisk me away. But before I twist the throttle, I sit and listen to the birds, traffic and a neighbor yelling a...
03:38 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Don't even think about vaping on a plane
There are a number of public places where smoking is banned but the use of e-cigarettes is not. Well, you can take commercial flights off of that list. The US Department of Transportation banned the u...
03:11 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Apple leads the (tiny) mobile payment world
It's no secret that the mobile payment space is becoming increasingly crowded, but who's out in front? If you ask Crone Consulting, it's Apple... although Cupertino might not have much...
02:45 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget The first 'computer-generated' musical isn't very good
I spent a reasonable portion of last year digging into neural networks and machine learning, wondering if and when computers were going to take my job. So when news broke of the "computer-generat...
02:23 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Alphabet's Eric Schmidt to lead military innovation board
Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt will soon head up an advisory board for the US military. Defense Secretary Ash Carter revealed today that Schmidt had agreed to lead the Pentagon's new De...
01:55 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget 'Big Hero 6' gets a TV show on Disney XD next year
Baymax fans rejoice -- Big Hero 6 is back! But don't get your hopes up for another film just yet. Disney announced this morning that the Marvel property will get a TV series on its Disney XD chan...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Everything you need to know about the redrafted IP Bill
The Investigatory Powers Bill, which is set to become the UK's new, consolidated piece of surveillance legislation, was first introduced in draft form late last year. After fielding the thoughts ...
01:08 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Netflix is bringing back 'Fuller House' for a second season
Less than a week after its debut, Netflix already renewed Fuller House for a second season. The Full House reboot arrived last Friday to less than stellar reviews, but it caused plenty of nostalgic ch...
12:47 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Pentagon competition dares you to hack its websites
The US military already tests the security of its networks, but it doesn't feel that's enough in an era when cyberattacks are a constant reality. It's starting up an experimental compet...
12:26 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Google kicks off a public pilot for Hands Free mobile payments
Heads up, Silicon Valley residents: the days of pulling out your credit card to pay for Big Macs are numbered. Google just announced that the pilot program for its Hands Free payments scheme has gone ...
12:20 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Sony cuts $10 off the price of PlayStation Vue TV plans
If you've been eyeing Sony's PlayStation Vue TV service, the company announced two changes that could make it more enticing. First, it reduced the price of all multi-channel plans by $10 a m...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: Death by Hyperloop?
Ah, the Hyperloop. Transportation of the future. But at what cost? On today's show, Daniel Cooper of Engadget joins us to explain how we will fly at speeds upwards of 750MPH and not be squished l...
11:41 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Coleco Chameleon Kickstarter over before it even begins
Last month RetroVGS's Coleco Chameleon made a big splash at Toy Fair, promising retro-gaming goodness from such storied systems as the SNES, the Intellivision and the Atari 2600. The Kickstarter ...
11:41 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Coleco Chameleon Kickstarter over before it even begins (update)
Last month RetroVGS's Coleco Chameleon made a big splash at Toy Fair, promising retro-gaming goodness from such storied systems as the SNES, the Intellivision and the Atari 2600. The Kickstarter ...
11:19 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Brazil court orders release of arrested Facebook exec
Did you think Brazil was overreacting when it arrested a Facebook executive over the company's failure to hand over WhatsApp user data? So did a Brazilian court. A judge in Sergipe has ordered th...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget The curious sext lives of chatbots
ELIZA is old enough to be my mother, but that didn't stop me from trying to have sex with her.NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts....
10:42 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Apple vs. the FBI: Catch up on the iPhone encryption hearing
Apple and the FBI spent five-and-a-half hours (!) testifying before Congress yesterday over the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone saga. And while there weren't any definitive conclusions, it was a ch...
10:21 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo offers a choose-your-own-adventure 'Batman' story
Amazon's Echo speaker can do everything from controlling your home to ordering pizza, but its latest trick is something special... at least, if you're a fan of caped crusaders. As part of a ...
10:02 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget EA says 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' not due till 2017
It's been almost four years since players gathered a crew on the SSV Normandy SR-2 and saved the universe with Commander Shepard. A new Mass Effect game was originally scheduled for 2016, however...
09:41 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Twitter is pushing Moments out to more countries
Twitter clearly believes that its Moments feature is going to help win back those users that won't stop jilting it. The company has launched the service in Australia and, according to iPhone in C...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget A common crop pesticide is making bees dumb
Poor honeybees. Back in 2010, the USDA found a possible link between pesticides used to kill varroa mites and colony collapse disorder. Now, researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand hav...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Moon waystation, human skin like bananas and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The European Space Agency wants to put a permanent base on the moon, for all agencies to share. A new solar plant in Nevada is the first to store 10 hours of energy in ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Meta's new AR headset lets you treat virtual objects like real ones
Meta's augmented reality headset originally launched on Kickstarter, but the company has managed to avoid the flash-in-the-pan fate that befalls so many crowdfunded projects. The company has lear...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Spotify's Fresh Finds playlists serve up undiscovered artists
Last summer, Spotify rolled out its Discover Weekly feature that builds a new playlist each week based on your listening habits. I've actually found the tool to be quite useful for discovering ne...
08:29 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget 'Alan Wake' teased once more in 'Quantum Break' easter egg
Oh boy, Remedy Entertainment sure does love to tease. The Finnish game developer has hinted once more at a return for Alan Wake through a fictional trailer buried inside its upcoming thriller Quantum ...
07:50 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon UK recalls Kindle Fire chargers over shock risks
Every so often we'll hear about a recall for a gadget-related charger or power adapter. Following Apple and Microsoft, it's Amazon's turn to fess up in 2016 and ask that customers stop ...
07:25 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Kanye caught on Pirate Bay while his album streams on Pornhub
In the picture above, you'll spot Joel Zimmerman's alter ego, Deadmau5, standing side by side with Kanye West. Last night, the rodent-headed musician was putting a little distance between hi...
07:25 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Kanye caught on Pirate Bay while his album streams on Pornhub (update)
In the picture above, you'll spot Joel Zimmerman's alter ego, Deadmau5, standing side by side with Kanye West. Last night, the rodent-headed musician was putting a little distance between hi...
06:36 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget IBM's iOS sleep-tracking app is powered by Watson
Are your poor sleeping habits messing up your day-to-day life? If you own an Apple Watch or iPhone, you can find out with the SleepHealth app from IBM Watson. The app is the first for IBM's Healt...
06:10 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Vue wants you to crowdfund film screenings with your mates
Unless you've invested heavily in your own home theatre setup, it's unlikely that you're going to match the experience of watching a film at the cinema. UK movie chain Vue knows this, s...
05:31 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Google Photos gets some much-needed editing tools
When Google broke Photos out from Google+, there were a lot of benefits -- a canny search algorithm, unlimited storage for compressed photos and more. One thing that got lost, however, was the Snapsee...
04:20 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Xbox One update boosts Party Chat and lets you buy Xbox 360 games
For Microsoft and Sony, the start of a new month means it's time to share new software updates. Sony's already had its turn, announcing that Remote Play will soon make its way to PC and Mac,...
03:04 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Business card with built-in ECG is perfect for cardiologists
Some people can make business cards that stand out and show off their skills. Take for example, that one engineer who created a card that lights up and that programmer who designed one that can play T...
01:37 am -05 - Wed, March 2, 2016
Engadget Pictures of Huawei's dual-camera P9 surface
It seems like just last week we were at Mobile World Congress in Spain checking out all the new phones. Oh wait, that was last week. Then why in the hell didn't Huawei show off the P9 handset the...
11:53 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget 2015's 'Nobel Prize of computing' honors encryption pioneers
Unless you've just finished an incredibly dedicated Rip Van Winkle cosplay session, you're probably well aware of how hot a topic encryption is at the moment. To that end, the winners of the...
10:42 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Energizer intros rechargeable batteries made from recycled cells
Energizer broke fresh ground when it made the first disposable batteries from recycled cells, but that immediately raised a question: where are the rechargeable versions? As of today, they're he...
10:11 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Watch the Space Station's one-year crew touch down on Earth
The astronaut and cosmonaut who lived aboard the ISS for almost one whole year are on their way home. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko, along with another cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, boarded their ride ...
09:18 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Sony delays 'Uncharted 4' again, to May 10th
If you're waiting for the next installment of the Uncharted series, get ready to wait just a little bit longer than you might have planned. While its open beta may be just days away, tonight Sony...
08:16 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook to push live video to top of News Feed
What's the point of live video if you don't watch it when it's, you know, live? That's the reasoning behind a new shift in Facebook's algorithm that'll push live video st...
07:48 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget LG Smart TV owners can soon stream Gamefly titles
LG announced on Tuesday that it will be adding a streaming app from video game rental service Gamefly to its WebOS-enabled smart TVs in late April -- much like its recent deal with Samsung. The new a...
06:31 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget 'Rock Band 4' is coming to the PC with your help
If you wailed when you heard that Rock Band 4 wasn't coming to the PC, it's time to wipe those tears away -- you now have a chance to make it happen. Harmonix has kicked off a crowdfunding c...
05:53 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Waze app leads IDF soldiers into Palestine, conflict erupts
At least one Palestinian man is dead, and another 10 reportedly have been severely wounded, after an Israeli Defense Force truck strayed into the Kalandia Palestine refugee camp on Monday -- reportedl...
05:01 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Echo speaker gives you US election updates
NBC News announced on Tuesday that it has developed and released a new skill for the Amazon Echo that, when activated, will have Alexa read you regular updates of the 2016 presidential elections. The ...
04:12 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Brazil detains Facebook VP after he failed to give up user data
Apple isn't the only company in hot water over encryption. Facebook's VP of Latin America, Diego Dzodan, was detained by police this morning in Brazil after the company failed to comply with...
03:49 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Pirates hacked a shipping firm to find boats to raid
Seaborne pirates just borrowed a page from their land-based counterparts. A Verizon security report has revealed that raiders hacked a shipping company's content management system to determine wh...
03:22 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Tidal fires its CFO and COO in latest executive shuffle
We've become accustomed to hearing about executive shuffles at Tidal over the last several months. According to both Norweigan newspaper Dagens N&aelig;ringsliv and Swedish news outlet Breaki...
03:01 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Watch the fastest-ever electric skateboard run
There's no doubt that electric skateboards can get you around town in a hurry, but they don't hold a candle to this. Mischo Erban recently set a Guinness world record for the fastest speed o...
02:33 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget DirecTV streaming services won't require a satellite dish
AT&amp;T isn't about to sit on its thumbs while Dish's Sling TV scoops up people eager to ditch conventional TV. It's introducing a trio of DirecTV streaming services in the fourth...
02:10 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget 'Forza Motorsport' comes to Windows PCs this spring
Forza Motorsport is one of the precious few realistic racing games to hit the mainstream, but you've had to play it on an Xbox so far. You typically have to try games like Live for Speed or Proj...
01:43 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget NBC's comedy streaming service arrives on Roku and Fire TV
NBC's comedy streaming service officially went live back in January after a month-long preview. As of today, the monthly subscription is now available on two popular streaming devices. Roku and A...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget The best electric kettle
By Tim Barribeau, Winnie Yang and Michael SullivanThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.Over the past ...
01:15 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget NYU says Craigslist sucks at spotting fake rental listings
Researchers at New York University claim that Craigslist has a serious problem identifying fraudulent listings. After digging through two million of 'em, a team from the Tandon School of Engineer...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Pebble drops price of Time and Time Round by $50
If you've been holding out on getting your very own Pebble Time, congratulations, because your patience has been rewarded. Today, the company is dropping the price of two its Time smartwatches --...
12:45 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Watch live as Apple makes its case against the FBI
Apple is testifying today in front of the House Judiciary Committee as part of hearing called "The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy." It's an opportu...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 now protects against cyberattacks
Windows Defender has offered a baseline level of PC security for years, but that's not really going to cut it in an era when data breaches and other large-scale cyberattacks are virtually commonp...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget 24 hours with Sony's A6300 mirrorless camera
Last month, Sony introduced its A6300 mirrorless camera, a follow-up to the sought-after A6000 from 2014. As expected, the company's latest compact Alpha shooter brings top-of-the-line specificat...
11:52 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget BBC supervision should be transferred to Ofcom, says report
At the end of 2016, the BBC will get its next Royal Charter, giving it set of rules and expectations it must meet as a public service broadcaster over the next 10 years. The UK government put a call o...
11:45 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget 'Viva Ex Vivo' brings the microscopic world to your PS4
Are Fantastic Voyage and Innerspace some of your favorite movies? Do you rewatch Cosmos just to see the microbiology segments? If so, we have the game for you. Truant Pixel has unveiled Viva Ex Vivo, ...
11:30 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Google helps Android app makers understand its rules
It's frustrating when a favorite Android app disappears from Google Play, but it's even worse when that happens due to a misunderstanding of the rules. Do you really want to lose access over...
11:15 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Nexus 5X courtesy of Bolste!
Today's workforce is often a mobile and global one. That makes finding the right tools to provide ease of communication and collaboration imperative. Bolste fits right into that sweet spot, offer...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget DJI's Phantom 4 comes with obstacle avoidance and 'speed' mode
Smarter, leaner, faster, stronger? That's the promise with DJI's Phantom 4, announced today, in what appears to be the most significant upgrade to the range yet. DJI's flagship consumer...
10:44 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Aston Martin DB11 arrives with 600 horsepower, stunning design
The Aston Martin DB11 packs a 5.2-liter, twin-turbo V12 in a brand-new chassis, all wrapped in a gorgeous design. James Bond, meet your next car. The drapes have been removed from the new DB11, billed...
10:26 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Watch Stanford's self-driving Audi hit the track
Sending a self-driving race car around a track with nobody inside seems pointless -- there's no driver to enjoy the ride, and the car certainly isn't getting a thrill out of it. But the stud...
10:05 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget NASA picks a supersonic jet design for its X-plane initiative
NASA has awarded a key contract for its New Aviation Horizons X-plane initiative, bringing supersonic passenger travel a step closer (back) to reality. The space agency will give Lockheed Martin $20 m...
09:45 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Walgreens starts breaking up with Theranos
The Financial Times is reporting that Walgreens is now actively looking to dump troubled blood testing startup Theranos. Sources claim that the pharmacy chain has instructed its lawyers to look at the...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget The Firefly 2 proves that every vaporizer should have its own app
The first Firefly vaporizer was revolutionary when it debuted in late 2013. Along with the original Pax, it helped take portable vapes mainstream with Apple-esque minimalist design and convection heat...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Xbox's Phil Spencer still coy about a 'Battletoads' sequel
When Xbox head Phil Spencer takes the stage at a gaming event, eagle-eyed fans pay close attention to what's on his chest -- his choice of attire is usually a subtle hint of games to come. Last J...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Play 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition' in 4K on your PC today
You have to hand it to Microsoft for trying surprise announcement/availability on for size for its latest release a la Adele, Drake or Kanye West. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition hits PC today. If you&...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Trusting robots too much, automated garbage and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Georgia Tech Research Institute studied how people would react to a robot with clearly labeled 'emergency guide' signage, during a fire drill. Researchers...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is bringing 'Minecraft' to the Oculus Rift
Minecraft is a delightful and hugely successful game, but no one would say its success hinges upon realism. It's blocky graphics, full of sharp right angles and huge "pixels" are far fr...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget The future of Xbox looks a lot like PC gaming
Microsoft held its annual "spring showcase" in San Francisco last week, an event to show the press what's coming up between now and E3 this summer. It was also a victory lap for the Xbo...
08:31 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Vivo Xplay5 boasts 6GB RAM and a familiar curved screen
If you need an excuse to acquire a new exotic Chinese smartphone, then how about 6GB of RAM? Not only is Vivo's new Xplay5 the first mobile device to announce this spec, but it's also the se...
08:10 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Reality TV streaming service Hayu launches in the UK
Humans are a strange species. Some of us, when not busy doing our own thing, like to sit in front of the gogglebox and watch the lives of others play out -- or, the contrived, semi-scripted lives of o...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Hound's voice-recognition technology books an Uber for you
Virtual assistants are getting better at their jobs. With Siri, Cortana or Google Now on your smartphone, it's not hard to pin down the closest artisanal coffee shop in a new neighborhood, set up...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Avegant Glyph review: A wearable cinema for serious movie fans
The idea behind the Avegant Glyph is pretty simple. It's a $699 portable, wearable movie theater. And if you're thinking it looks more like a pair of Beats than a cinema screen, there's...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Neato's robot vacuum is the first with smartwatch control
We're not sure how useful controlling a robotic vacuum from a smartwatch is, but there's no debating the bragging rights. Neato has revealed that its $699/&pound;550 Botvat Connected is ...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Hound's voice recognition technology books an Uber for you
Virtual assistants are getting better at their jobs. With Siri, Cortana or Google Now on your smartphone, it's not hard to pin down the closest artisanal coffee shop, set up a reminder to water y...
07:38 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget UK government considers fining providers with confusing T&Cs
Although companies are legally required to list terms and conditions when a customer buys something, they can often be confusing or outright misleading. ISPs and mobile operators are especially guilty...
07:25 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Sony's next big PS4 update brings Remote Play to PC and Mac
Sony surprised a lot of people when it announced you'd be able to remotely play PlayStation 4 games on a PC or Mac back in November. But we're just as surprised at how quickly it's turn...
06:42 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Gmail can scan images to stop confidential data being leaked
Businesses do a lot to secure their operations, but often it just takes one rogue employee to send themselves confidential files and they're doomed. Google launched its Data Loss Prevention (DLP)...
05:38 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget In Sweden, McDonald's Happy Meals come with VR goggles
Swedish kids (and adults) can get a toy much sweeter than Barbies and Hot Wheels with their Happy Meals this month. Over the weekends of March 5th and March 12th, 14 McDonald's outlets in Sweden ...
04:43 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget The 'Uncharted 4' open beta starts this weekend
Sony is likely to open the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer beta to everyone in the world this weekend. The offering was previously limited to folks who'd bought the Nathan Drake Colle...
03:41 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Watch Google's robot 'Spot' play with Andy Rubin's real dog
The US military recently decided that Google's Alpha Dog and Spot robots weren't ready for active duty, leaving the four legged robots with nothing to do. In the meantime, Google is doing wi...
01:42 am -05 - Tue, March 1, 2016
Engadget Giant virus can protect itself against other viruses
Didier Raoult, a microbiologist at Aix-Marseille University in France, must be some sort of virus whisperer. He'd made various discoveries about the world of viruses over the years. In the latest...
11:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Even Snapchat falls victim to phishing attempts
Snapchat bragged about its eight billion daily video views on Monday, but over the weekend something happened that the ephemeral social app is probably less enthusiastic to admit: it's just as su...
10:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Take a peek at 'Life is Strange' studio's next game, 'Vampyr'
Gaze into the darkness long enough and a reluctant British vampire will gaze back at you. Sure, that's not quite what Nietzsche said, but it's the angle Dontnod is taking with its latest gam...
09:33 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout Shelter' is becoming a bit more like 'Fallout 4'
We still don't have exact timing for the upcoming Fallout 4 add-on packs and survival mode, but perhaps a pretty sizable update to Fallout Shelter is an olive branch of sorts. For the most part, ...
08:58 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 4K Blu-ray, 'Creed,' 'Zelda' and 'Mythbusters'
Somehow, season four of House of Cards arriving this week doesn't feel like that big of a deal. Beyond Netflix's flagship series, we're looking forward to a number of big releases, incl...
07:52 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Google starts selling Cardboard VR viewers through its store
Believe it or not, Google hasn't offered Cardboard through its own online shop -- you've had to go through third parties to get a taste of its virtual reality experience. Logic is finally p...
07:14 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget GoPro buys mobile app makers to help your action camera editing
It's rarely fun to edit your action camera videos, and that's a big problem for GoPro -- it even cited that drudgery as a significant "inconvenience" to users when reporting its la...
06:11 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Malware hints that Hacking Team is back
Hacking Team has largely stayed under the radar after a gigantic leak exposed its spyware-selling ways, but the company might be on the rebound. Security researchers have noticed that recent Mac malwa...
05:33 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget NY judge rules feds can't force Apple to unlock an iPhone
A US magistrate judge in New York has ruled that the government can't force Apple to help law enforcement unlock an iPhone using the All Writs Act. This case in question is about drug trafficking...
05:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Sony to shutter its native PSP store at the end of March
Sony announced on Monday that it will shutter the PSP's native store on March 31, 2016. Customers will still be able to purchase PSP content from the company's webstore, just not directly th...
04:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' update puts items in both hands
It's often the little things that make a big difference. Mojang has released a combat-focused Minecraft update that lets you carry items in both hands, dramatically streamlining how you play. Y...
04:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Cram for Super Tuesday with Engadget's election guide
On March 1st Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia will cast their votes in the primaries and caucuses. Plus Alaska and Wyomi...
03:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Razer reveals the first games for its VR developer kit
Razer and the OSVR alliance have been working on their developer-ready VR headset for a while, but they haven't said much about what you'll play on this early hardware. That's a bit od...
03:18 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' will get a physical release later this year
The ridiculous but delightful Rocket League -- a game that basically lets you play soccer with rocket-powered cars rather than human beings -- was one of the surprise indie hits for the PS4 and Steam ...
02:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Google self-driving car crashes into a bus
Google's self-driving cars have been in accidents before, but always on the receiving end... at least, until now. The company has filed a California DMV accident report confirming that one of it...
02:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Google self-driving car crashes into a bus (update: statement)
Google's self-driving cars have been in accidents before, but always on the receiving end... at least, until now. The company has filed a California DMV accident report confirming that one of its...
02:26 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Technics explains why its new SL-1200 turntable costs $4,000
Back at CES, Panasonic's revived Technics brand pulled the wraps off of its new direct-drive SL-1200 turntable. While that announcement surely kicked up all sorts of feelings, the new gear comes ...
01:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Read Apple's opening statement to Congress over its FBI fight
Apple is gearing up for its first meeting with Congress tomorrow regarding the FBI's request to unlock an encrypted iPhone linked to the San Bernardino terrorist attacks. The company's Gener...
12:58 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget 'Little Ripper' drones take flight to find sharks and save lives
After playing host to fourteen shark attacks last year, the Australian state of New South Wales has been eyeing up drones for help. The state government's new "shark strategy" calls for...
12:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Google Maps pit stop feature arrives on iOS
Back in October, Google Maps rolled out a new feature for finding pit stops along your route. Today, the handy tool is making its way to the iOS version of the app. If you missed the news the first ti...
12:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Humans trust this emergency robot more than common sense
Getting people to trust robots is as big a deal for the future of technology as building them. But, it turns out, acquiring that trust might not be that difficult. Test subjects at the Georgia Institu...
11:39 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Bugatti Chiron blasts into Geneva with nearly 1,500 hp
Bugatti's answer to Ferrari and Lamborghini is here. The LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder have all come and gone, yet people the world over still put one hypercar on a pedestal above...
11:21 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Square's money-sending app now holds on to your cash
Square Cash is all well and good if you want to send money to someone right away, but what if you want to set something aside for later, such as paying back a friend? You're covered after today....
11:00 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget 'The Artful Escape' is what happens when rock stars make a game
The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a psychedelic hipster dream disguised as a narrative-driven adventure game. It stars Francis Vendetti, the fictional nephew of the late, great musical icon Joh...
10:41 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget US and Europe reveal how they'll protect your personal data
The US and EU have published a big pile of documents that spill the beans on the pair's replacement for Safe Harbor. The new provision is known as the EU-US Privacy Shield and is designed to limi...
10:18 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Brita's smart water pitcher orders its filters from Amazon
Amazon's automatic Dash refills are reaching all kinds of devices... and now, that includes the gadgets in your fridge. Brita has launched the Infinity water pitcher, a WiFi-equipped container t...
10:16 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget DAB radio gets 12 extra stations in the UK
If you have a shiny DAB radio sitting in your car or living room, now's the time to walk on over, turn it on and retune. Why? Well, a second "multiplex" has gone live in the UK today, o...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget You can now pre-order HTC's Vive VR headset for $799
If you passed on the Oculus Rift because you're dead set on owning HTC's Vive VR headset, your time has now come. The company has just opened pre-orders for the $799 bundle (&euro;899 in...
09:43 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget HoloLens' official PC app streams live video from your headset
You know that Microsoft's HoloLens will do a fair amount on its own, but what can it do in harmony with your PC? Quite a bit, actually. Fans have noticed that Hololens' official companion ap...
09:21 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Stretchy circuits will make for better wearables and robots
Smart clothing and robots alike might soon get better thanks to a breakthrough from a team of Swiss researchers. They created relatively thin electronic circuits that can be stretched like rubber up t...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's HoloLens is now ready for developers
If you're a developer, today's the day Microsoft is making good on its mixed-reality promise. Pre-orders for HoloLens, the company's augmented-reality Windows 10 headset, are now live. ...
08:20 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Hive feels the heat after smart thermostat glitch
The Internet of Things can be a wondrous thing -- it allows you to operate your lights using an app, remotely monitor your house and, when it works, intelligently warm it. This last weekend, some owne...
08:05 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Thorpe Park's VR ghost train will open on May 6th
Derren Brown's new ghost train attraction for Thorpe Park is still wrapped in secrecy. We know visitors will sit in a suspended carriage and that the experience will feature multiple HTC Vive hea...
07:51 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Snapchat Stories come to the browser with Oscars roundup
Snapchat is immensely popular, but at the moment its plentiful Snaps and stitched Stories are trapped inside the mobile app. If you're on a laptop or PC, or want to share a Snap on another social...
06:54 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Netflix steps up proxy blocking to celebrate Oscars weekend
What else gets you in the inclusionary spirit of the Oscars like your favorite streaming service blocking you from accessing it? That's the reality many woke to this weekend when Netflix stepped ...
05:46 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Moth eyes inspire solar cells that work indoors
As a rule, most solar cells need to catch direct sunlight. Even those that work indoors can only do so much to generate power from artificial light sources. However, British researchers have found a...
04:31 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget 'Ex Machina's' Oscar win is a triumph for low-budget VFX
If you've ever thought that a low-budget sci-fi thriller can't compete with the cream of Hollywood, think again. Last night's Academy Awards handed the Oscar for best visual effects to ...
04:09 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Amazon UK to deliver fresh food with new Morrisons deal
Instead of taking the UK's supermarkets head-on, Amazon has decided to ally with them in order to boost the popularity of its Pantry service. The site, launched in November last year, allows Prim...
02:00 am -05 - Mon, February 29, 2016
Engadget Raspberry Pi 3 has a 64-bit processor and built-in WiFi
It's hard to believe, but it's been four years since the Raspberry Pi Foundation gave the DIY computing scene a huge kick in the right direction with the launch of the Model B. To celebrate ...