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11:34 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's smartwatch for kids costs less than $50
Look, Xiaomi's smartwatch for kids isn't anything revolutionary. It has features typically found in children's wearables, including the ability to make and receive calls and to track us...
09:46 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Ask Alexa what's playing on SyFy
Amazon has been nudging third parties to make products that use its voice-controlled software, Alexa, but it's also encouraging others to specially interact by making custom 'Alexa skills�...
07:48 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Delta is rolling out RFID luggage tags by the end of summer
In an honorable attempt to make air travel slightly less terrible, Delta announced a new program this week that will track of checked baggage via paper RFID tags....
06:52 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Wireless carriers will adopt a new real-time text protocol by December 2017
The FCC is ready to adopt a proposal that'll bring a new protocol to wireless networks to help people with disabilities communicate. It's called real-time text (RTT) and will be a replacemen...
06:04 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Scientists use 'Moth Radio Hour' to map meaning across the brain
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley took on the complex task of mapping meaning along the cerebral cortex, the thin membrane that stretches across the entire brain, and their results...
05:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Hulu is adapting Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Taking a cue from Netflix, Hulu isn't slowing down with its original programming. Today, the streaming service announced that it's ordered a full series adaptation of The Handmaid's Tal...
04:50 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Judge rules for Fitbit in patent dispute with Jawbone
Fitbit just won a legal ruling invalidating the patents Jawbone was using to block it from importing its foreign-made fitness bands to the US. The ruling reduces the chance for Fitbit to face an impor...
03:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Celebrate 50 years of 'Star Trek' at NYC's Intrepid museum
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of boldly going where no-one has gone before, the Intrepid Sea, Air &amp; Space museum in NYC will host "Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience." F...
03:12 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Google patents smart lenses you inject into your eyes
Google Glass may have been too clunky to succeed in its original version, but the search giant will find its way into your eyeballs one way or another. According to a new patent filing, the company ha...
02:48 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Cord-munching weasel temporarily knocks the LHC offline
Just weeks after coming online from a series of crucial upgrades, CERN's Large Hadron Collider was knocked back offline overnight after a weasel (potentially a Marten) chomped through the wrong p...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: The cool breeze
This week, Beyonce released a visual album called Lemonade, Babymetal partnered with Super Mario Maker (to the glee of many Engadget staffers), thousands if copies of Uncharted 4 were stolen and we go...
02:25 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget The 'Mass Effect' theme park attraction opens in May
Mass Effect is traveling to a strange new world: California's Great America theme park. The Mass Effect attraction opens on May 18th at California's Great America in Santa Clara, featuring a...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Who hacked Facebook?
Late last week, a hacker named Orange Tsai wrote about how he hacked into Facebook for its bug bounty program. A bug bounty is when a company pays hackers for vulnerabilities they find, providing the ...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget The 'Dark Souls' franchise is over... for now
At what could be the height of the Dark Souls franchise's popularity, developer From Software is ready to move on....
01:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget 'Doom' creators pull 'Blackroom' Kickstarter after four days
That lasted long. John Romero and Adrian Carmack, founders of the Doom and Quake developer iD Software, have already pulled the plug on their new Kickstarter project. The Blackroom campaign had been r...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget The curious case of 'Quadrilateral Cowboy'
Game developer Brendon Chung is an easygoing guy when it comes to the creative process. He doesn't make elaborate plans regarding the scope of his projects; instead he goes wherever the flow take...
12:44 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Samsung brings nightly storytime into VR for busy parents
Parents don't always have a chance to read to their kids at night -- especially if they're traveling, or working late. Samsung is working on a potential solution for this modern dilemma: Bed...
12:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget The best universal remote control
By Darryl Wilkinson and Grant ClauserThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.If you're looking for an easy-t...
12:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Netflix is giving the Punisher his own show
Shortly after The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal was tapped as the Punisher in season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil series, rumors circulated that the character would get its own show. Well, a few week...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget The director of 'Madagascar' takes on the wild west of VR
As the writer/director behind DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar, a blockbuster that spawned five sequels and one TV show, Eric Darnell could've easily hung up his hat and basked in his Holly...
11:43 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Cortana won't let you search with Google in Windows 10
In what may come as no surprise, Microsoft won't let you use Cortana to perform a Google search anymore. While the digital assistant was capable of using a third-party search engine on Windows 10...
11:23 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget 20th Century Fox will skip Comic-Con to avoid trailer leaks
One of Comic-Con's biggest draws is always the exclusive trailer screenings for upcoming superhero and science fiction flicks. But now more than ever, those teasers are being recorded and leaked ...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget 'A Beautiful Planet' offers a bold new look at Earth in IMAX 3D
IMAX films shot in space aren't anything new, but with A Beautiful Planet, longtime IMAX director Toni Myers still manages to show us entirely new perspectives of Earth. Shot on the International...
10:46 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Gfinity's eSports broadcasts now offer multiple perspectives
While Gfinity is known for its eSports stadium in London, the company is also committed to building an audience online. In addition to streaming on Twitch, the company has now launched a new GTV playe...
10:23 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget YouTube is changing Content ID to be kinder to video creators
YouTube's Content ID was meant to make things easier for rightsholders who wanted to ensure that their work wasn't stolen and reuploaded. However, it never really worked out like that. The r...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Japan's most powerful X-ray satellite is dead
JAXA has given up trying to rescue its doomed X-ray satellite. The Japanese space agency has announced that it's discontinuing Hitomi's operations. Previously known as Astro-H, the x-ray obs...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget FCC introduces rules to prevent 5G price hike
The FCC is planning to regulate wholesale internet rates charged by cable companies, a move that could indirectly affect consumer wireless data prices. Such business internet services, called "sp...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Sling adds Spanish TV to its multi-stream beta
Sling TV's service is great for cord-cutters, but not ideal for families who like to watch different stuff at the same time. It recently launched a multi-stream option (in beta) that allows viewi...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: 3D-printed instrument, Humanoid diver and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Free 3D plans to create your own plastic violin should make the instrument a bit easier to take up; Stanford roboticists created a remotely-operated humanoid diver that...
08:15 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is making mobile games
Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has teamed up with a small Amsterdam studio to develop and publish new mobile games. Bushnell created the iconic Atari brand in 1972, and oversaw the release of classic sy...
08:15 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell is making mobile games
Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell has teamed up with a small Amsterdam studio to develop and publish new mobile games. Bushnell created the iconic Atari brand in 1972, and oversaw the release of classic...
07:32 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget TiVo will be acquired by patent giant Rovi for $1.1 billion
Rovi has agreed to acquire DVR maker TiVo in a deal worth $1.1 billion. The acquisition, which was rumored to be close to completion in March, will be part cash, part shares -- only $277 million will ...
06:40 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Flow is Microsoft's take on IFTTT automation
Microsoft is about to release its take on the automation service IFTTT called Flow, according to a blog post published and removed by the company....
06:40 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Flow is Microsoft's take on IFTTT automation (Updated)
Microsoft is about to release its take on the automation service IFTTT called Flow, according to a blog post published and removed by the company. Update: the service is now live!...
05:50 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Cute robotic monk knows the meaning of life
The Longquan (Dragon Spring) Temple in Beijing is spreading Buddhist teachings with the help of an adorable, two-foot-tall monk. His name is Xian'er, and he's a robot with a touchscreen ches...
04:41 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Will.i.am's next wearable is available to pre-order
Rapper, singer and entrepreneur William Adams, best known as Will.i.am, is ready to unleash his next smartwatch on the world. It's called the Dial and is available to pre-order from Three in the ...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' lore comes from classic sci-fi and comics
"We always said we shouldn't have a narrative, but we should have a lore," says No Man's Sky mastermind Sean Murray. And honestly, with a procedurally generated universe that'...
03:55 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget BT is raising prices for (almost) everyone in July
If you enjoy BT's phone, broadband or TV services, you can expect those packages to get a little more expensive in the coming months. According to The Guardian, the provider has announced a serie...
03:03 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk's AI initiative opened an online dojo
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the artificial intelligence you coded in your garage probably doesn't have the type of resources behind it that Google used to make DeepMind a...
01:48 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is using synthetic DNA to store data
Microsoft's data might be intact for thousands of years to come, now that it's looking into DNA storage as an option. The company has purchased 10-million-long oligonucleotides (DNA or RNA m...
12:04 am -04 - Fri, April 29, 2016
Engadget ESPN Classic on-demand videos head to Roku and Apple TV
Sports fans with ESPN Classic on demand might spend the next few weeks glued to their screens. The company is giving them access to over 600 hours of archived programming. That means hundreds of hours...
11:18 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Test drive the PC-optimized 'Forza 6: Apex' on May 5th
Last September, Microsoft released Forza Motorsport 6 for PC and Xbox One to feed the ultra-realist gamer's need for meticulously-detailed racing. But back in March, Microsoft announced a re-rele...
10:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Google's got a new travel app, but it's not ready for the masses
Google's cooking up a new travel app that combines the best of Maps with Now, the company's prescient personal assistant. Except Trips, as it's apparently called, is not quite ready for...
09:57 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Supreme Court approves feds' request for greater hacking powers
The FBI found an ally in the Supreme Court in its quest to expand its hacking powers. Today, the highest federal court in the US has agreed to the changes made to Rule 41, giving judges the authority ...
09:19 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Argentinean football club to offer dermal implants to its fans
Buenos Aires-based football team, Club Atletico Tigre, has taken an unusual step in managing access to its stadium. The club is considering offering its fans an implantable microchip that would grant ...
08:20 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget NY Times sends 300,000 Google Cardboard viewers to subscribers
After last year's rollout of the NY Times VR app, the 165-year-old paper is sending out another 300,000 Google Cardboard kits to digital subscribers. This year's promotion coincides with the...
07:19 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter co-founder Biz Stone relaunches failed Jelly app
Biz Stone's resurrected Jelly app officially relaunched today, and where the original 2013 app was something like Instagram-meets-Yahoo Answers, Stone sees the latest version as a return to his o...
06:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Uber affirms tipping drivers 'is not expected or required'
In most parts of the world, tipping for certain services has been a long-standing tradition. Still, Uber made sure that was never the case between its riders and drivers, unless a yellow taxi was invo...
05:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: The Pebble Time Round
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...
05:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Google's OnHub router uses IFTTT to automate your life
Google's $200 OnHub router arrived last year, delivering fast WiFi in a device that touted an easy setup and automatic security updates. In the months following its arrival, the company has also ...
04:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter for iPhone is now classified as a news app
A day after Twitter posted yet another quarter of mediocre growth, the company is making a small but notable change in how it positions its app on the iTunes Store. Starting today, Twitter is categori...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Talkshow is a messaging app that wants you to text in public
There's a new messaging app in town and it's called Talkshow. But unlike most other messaging apps, the conversations you have on it aren't private. Co-founded by former Twitter exec Mi...
03:56 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Facebook: 60 percent of government requests come with gag order
In a biannual transparency report, Facebook has revealed that 60 percent of the data requests it gets from world governments includes a gag order. That means they include non-disclosure directives tha...
03:35 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Google grabs ex-Motorola president to unify its hardware groups
Rick Osterloh, former president of Motorola, is now Senior Vice President at Google in charge of a new hardware division that includes the company's Nexus devices, living room gadgets and Glass, ...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness short: Standup
Last week, aspiring startups found out just how harsh kids can be when it comes to offering criticism. To see if his jokes were funny enough, a standup comedian put his skills to the test in front of ...
03:10 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget YouTube's first live 360-degree videos were little more than tech demos
Last week, YouTube started supporting live 360-degree video streams in a bid for more-immersive video content. Though users have been able to upload and watch 360-degree video for over a year, it'...
02:50 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Chrome extension blocks out the names of mass shooters
Many mass shooters were motivated by their desire for fame and glory, so the Brady Campaign believes it's time we shift our focus towards the victims. The non-profit org has released a Chrome ext...
02:37 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Google revamps search in its Photos app for Android
Google Photos is one of the best apps out there for backing up and searching through the massive amount of pictures we all take with our smartphones. One of its best features is search, which lets you...
02:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Periscope lets you scribble on your livestreams
Just like Snapchat and a dozen other social media apps, it's now possible to draw on Periscope. With the latest version of the iOS app, you can long-press on the screen and tap the "Sketch&q...
02:04 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Vudu's latest iPad app finally has picture-in-picture
Vudu, Walmart's answer to Netflix, has finally brought its app up to speed with Apple's latest hardware and iOS 9 features. The iPhone version supports 3D Touch, letting you access personal ...
01:43 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Google Play warns you when apps contain ads
Google rolled out a new labelling scheme to its Play store on Thursday that prominently indicates that an app contains advertisements of any kind. It's the same sort of warning label you see for ...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Google and Fiat Chrysler are reportedly partnering on autonomous cars
Google parent company Alphabet has been on the lookout for established automakers to help its self-driving car initiative for some time now, and it looks like the company is close to announcing a majo...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget How Instagram became the perfect platform for streetwear resellers
Instagram isn't just about pictures of food. Search certain hashtags -- #yeezysforsale, for example -- and you'll find countless images of the most in-demand streetwear. Behind those photos ...
12:46 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Curiosity snaps a pic of the most rugged plateau it crossed
The Curiosity rover is almost done crossing the most rugged terrain it has ever crossed -- and of course it whipped out its trusty Mast Camera (Mastcam) to take a panorama for us Earthlings. Curiosity...
12:23 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget NFL Sunday Ticket adds out-of-market games at no extra cost
Before now, DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers had to pay extra for the Max package in order to livestream out-of-market games. The television provider announced today that when the 2016 season sta...
12:23 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget NFL Sunday Ticket streams out-of-market games at no extra cost
Before now, DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers had to pay extra for the Max package in order to livestream out-of-market games. The television provider announced today that when the 2016 season sta...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget A viral VR sex suit and what it says about us
He'd had a terrible morning and an even worse afternoon.Exhausted by human interaction, Roger returned home, eager to slam a beer, throw on his bathrobe and lie back in his big leather recliner w...
11:42 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 update message interrupts live weather report
Microsoft made Windows 10 a recommended upgrade for previous versions, and users have reported the desktop operating system asking about a download without warning. There have even been reports of the...
11:21 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps arrive for Windows 10
In Microsoft's early discussions of its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, Facebook and Instagram were mentioned as upcoming options. Today, the companies announced that new Windows 10 apps f...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Artificial intelligence now fits inside a USB stick
Movidius chips have been showing up in quite a few products recently. It's the company that helps DJI's latest drone avoid obstacles, and FLIR's new thermal camera automatically spot pe...
10:35 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Time-bending FPS 'Superhot' heads to Xbox One next week
The unique shooter Superhot is coming to Xbox One on May 3rd. Ostensibly an FPS, the broad pitch is "time moves only when you move," but that's not quite accurate -- when you're st...
10:13 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion
The rumors are true: Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal announced it has snapped up DreamWorks Animation in a $3.8 billion deal. It'll give Comcast access to successful animation properties like Shr...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget A virtual reality game that's good for you and scientist approved
It's fitting that the morning I first experienced Deep VR at the Tribeca Film Festival, billed by its creators as a meditative virtual reality experience, I was already approaching peak anxiety l...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget A virtual reality game that's good for you and scientist-approved
It's fitting that the morning I first experienced Deep VR at the Tribeca Film Festival, billed by its creators as a meditative virtual-reality experience, I was already approaching peak anxiety l...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget SpaceX wins its first military launch contract
Elon Musk has been fighting to be treated with the same level of respect as Lockheed Martin and Boeing, and it looks like his persistence has paid off. Reuters is reporting that the US Air Force has h...
09:18 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Deaf translation gloves, mind-controlled UAVs & more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Two college students from the University of Washington won an invention prize at a MIT competition for their SignAloud gloves, which translate the words deaf or mute pe...
09:18 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Deaf translation gloves, mind-controlled UAVs and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Two college students from the University of Washington won an invention prize at a MIT competition for their SignAloud gloves, which translate the words deaf or mute pe...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget HP's new Chromebook 13 is a Pixel for everybody
Hewlett Packard is making another Chromebook. This one, dubbed the HP Chromebook 13, is a little different from its previous efforts, though. It's the result of a design partnership with Google a...
08:41 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget UK government says BA plane strike probably wasn't a drone
Reports of a drone hitting a plane at Heathrow Airport may have been inaccurate. Responding to MP questions in the House of Commons, transport secretary Patrick McLouglin said: "The incident whic...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget 'The Angry Birds Movie' credits will unlock game content
Rovio has a lot riding on its new animated movie. Earlier this month, the Finnish company reported a &euro;13 million ($14.8 million) operating loss for 2015, blaming "heavy investments"...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Triby will be the first non-Amazon device to get Alexa
Amazon set up a $100 million fund last year to help developers integrate Alexa Voice Service (AVS), the tech in the Echo, into their third-party devices. The first of these to hit the market is the Tr...
07:34 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget BBC and Netflix team up to remake 'Watership Down'
The BBC and Netflix have teamed up to produce a new version of Richard Adams' seminal children's novel, Watership Down. The pair will "reinterpret" the story into a four-part anima...
06:32 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget UK doctors say smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes
If the British public needed reassurance that e-cigarettes are healthier than traditional smoking, a new report from Royal College of Physicians (PCP) has done just that. In a 200-page document, leadi...
05:35 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Uber tests stricter waiting time charges for late passengers
If you're not showing up for your Uber, you might get charged sooner than you think. The company is trialling fees if you keep your driver waiting more than two minutes after they arrive at the p...
04:28 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget HIV antibodies guarded monkeys from the disease for six months
There's no known vaccine for HIV, but researchers have a temporary preventative treatment in the works. A team of American and German scientists tested a quartet of injectable antibodies in monke...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Most Pinterest users are now from outside the US
Pinterest says one of its most important challenges when it transitioned from desktop to mobile in 2012 was to become a global brand. Things are going well for the company then, since majority of its ...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Apple open-sources CareKit to help us better understand our health
Forget the iPhone SE and the smaller iPad Pro: Apple's biggest surprise at its most recent keynote might have been CareKit, a software framework meant to help iOS users more easily monitor and ma...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Pinterest Featured Collections highlights local boards worldwide
Pinterest says one of its most important challenges when it transitioned from desktop to mobile in 2012 was to become a global brand. Things are going well for the company then, since majority of its ...
02:30 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Philips' Hue 2.0 app adds a host of new 'smart' features
Philips unveiled an app update for its Hue smart lights on Thursday. The iOS- and Android-ready program has been completely revamped, including a new UI....
01:58 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget Email privacy bill passes Congress with flying colors
Authorities might soon be required to get a search warrant if they want providers like Gmail to hand over your emails, even if they're older than 180 days. The US House of Representatives has una...
01:01 am -04 - Thu, April 28, 2016
Engadget FTC widens its probe into Android's antitrust concerns
Google's Android regulatory headaches aren't clearing up. If anything, they're getting a bit worse. Wall Street Journal tipsters claim that the US Federal Trade Commission is expanding ...
11:53 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Moving the Galaxy S7 launch up helped Samsung's profits
Samsung's Galaxy phones drove rapidly growing profits until sales peaked a couple of years ago, but the company just reported its Q1 2016 operating profit is up 12 percent from 2015. Coming at th...
11:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Cracker Jack ditches toys in favor of augmented reality
Ah yes, Cracker Jack. The classic American snack food and ballpark staple that offers the thrill of finding a cheap plastic toy at the bottom of the box. Well, I should say offered, since PepsiCo'...
10:28 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget 'Modern Warfare' could return in a 'Remastered' edition
The Call of Duty franchise experienced a major turning point during its Modern Warfare stage, and roared into popularity not long after that. It's been nearly a decade since the game's relea...
09:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Remote app for Android TV finally comes to iOS
Google announced that Android TV would launch with an accompanying remote app for Android devices, and two years later, they're releasing it for iOS. Lest you think that's a long delay, the ...
08:47 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Go on a bitcoin spending spree in the next Steam sale
Both high-end gaming PCs and bitcoin mining rigs require an awful lot of power to operate at their best, so this next bit of news is a pretty natural fit: You can load your Steam wallet using Silk Roa...
08:03 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Cop accused of peeping on breastfeeding mom via iPhone app
Remote video capture is cool technology, but in the wrong hands it's ripe for abuse -- especially if the wrong people end up with your device-linked smartphone. A lawsuit filed on Tuesday accused...
07:19 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung is making a dedicated VR headset
Samsung isn't betting just on phone-based virtual reality. The tech mainstay has confirmed that it's working on "dedicated" VR gear that doesn't require slotting in one of it...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' arrives on Samsung's Gear VR headset
Last month, during GDC 2016 in San Francisco, we learned about Microsoft's plans to release Minecraft for Gear VR. Still, details such as pricing and availability were unknown at the time. But th...
06:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Comcast bumps its trial data caps to 1TB
The frustration with Comcast's trial data caps doesn't just center around their existence -- it's that they're too low for many users. A 300GB monthly limit isn't much in an ...
06:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Stanford's humanoid robot diver explores its first shipwreck
A group of underwater archaeologists exploring the sunken remains of King Louis XIV's flagship La Lune added a very special member to their dive team recently. OceanOne, a Stanford-developed huma...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Otto is Samsung's cute personal assistant robot
Samsung unveiled a big new push into Internet of Things at its developer conference today, and it's using a cute little robot to demonstrate it. It's called the Otto, a reference design for ...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget 'Electronic Voyager' to document the life of synth pioneer Bob Moog
The synthesizer documentary I Dream of Wires debuted on Nextflix back in August, offering a look at the history of the instruments and their influence across genres of music. The director/producer duo...
05:19 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget The smartphone market is peaking
It's not just Apple taking a tumble in the smartphone market, apparently. IDC has published estimates for first quarter market share which not only suggest that shipments are virtually flat (up a...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget There's still no stopping Facebook
Amid a surprisingly rocky week for technology companies (in particular, Apple's revelation that iPhone sales are finally slowing down), it's all sunshine and growing metrics for Facebook. It...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Google takes you on a 360-degree tour of the Sydney Opera House
It's never been easier to visit historic places around the world, at least virtually. And now, thanks to a partnership with Google's Cultural Institute, the Sydney Opera House is letting peo...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Apple deserves the benefit of the doubt -- for now
Even though Apple warned us the decline was coming, yesterday's news that iPhone sales dropped for the first time ever was still noteworthy. Correspondingly, Apple's revenues dropped for the...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Undersea robots find key clue to a mysterious shipwreck
Robots just helped shed light on a maritime tragedy. The US Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board and Woods Hole Oceanographic have used both an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and a ...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Spotify buys CrowdAlbum to give artists a fan's perspective
It's no secret that Spotify and other audio streaming apps are constantly looking for ways to help artists connect with fans. Today, Spotify announced that it's acquiring CrowdAlbum, a compa...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget NASA gets new Dragon capsule training simulators this year
With both the SpaceX Dragon and Starliner modules just a few years from their maiden launches, NASA has already started training the crews that will operate them. To that end, NASA astronauts Suni Wil...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Babymetal is coming to 'Super Mario Maker'
Nintendo announced that it will debut a new costume set and Event Course for its popular level creator, Super Mario Maker, based on Japanese pop-metal band, Babymetal. The "Mystery Mushroom"...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Cassini flybys probe the depths of Titan's methane sea
As Cassini makes the final rounds of Saturn on its roughly 20-year mission, the spacecraft has maneuvered into position over Titan to explore Ligeia Mare, the second-largest methane sea on the planet&...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung's 360-degree camera will arrive on April 29th
Samsung unveiled its 360-degree camera, aptly called the Gear 360, earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Today, the company announced its ship date. The tiny ball-shaped camera will...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Nintendo might stop making the Wii U by March 2018
Nintendo might not be axing the Wii U just yet, but that doesn't mean the console will stick around for very long. While discussing its finances, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung's 360-degree camera will arrive on April 29th
Samsung unveiled its 360-degree camera, aptly called the Gear 360, earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Today, the company announced its ship date. The tiny ball-shaped camera will...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Intel hopes USB-C will replace the headphone jack
That recent trend of gadgets ditching the headphone jack in favor of thinner, more advanced ports? Like it or not, it's going to continue for a while yet. Intel is proposing that companies use ...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Paris police want drones to watch over crowds
Paris' police force is understandably anxious about crowd security as of late, and it's turning to technology in a bid to track threats hiding in those groups. It's planning to buy hexa...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget TiVo's cord-cutting DVR gets more storage and drops subscriptions
TiVo's Roamio OTA was supposed to fulfill the dreams of cord-cutters who wanted a big-name DVR without the burden of a conventional TV subscription, but it didn't quite live up to that ideal...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget 'Blockhood' is a beautiful game about eco-architecture
What happens when an architect makes a video game? Block'hood, a new "neighborhood-building simulator" from one-man developer Plethora Project. It started life as a research project at ...
12:42 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget SpaceX wants to land on Mars as early as 2018
SpaceX was already pretty ambitious when it signaled plans to send a Dragon capsule to Mars, but the originally hoped-for 2022 launch was apparently not quick enough. The company has announced plans ...
12:22 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Amazon is liable for in-app purchases made by kids, court finds
A federal judge today ruled that Amazon did not sufficiently warn people of the possibility of in-app purchases in "free" apps, making the company liable for unwanted charges incurred by chi...
12:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: The bots are taking over!
It seems like everyone is talking about bots these days: from major announcements by Facebook, to the quick demise of Tay from Microsoft, to a myriad tiny chatbots flooding your Twitter timeline. But ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Gorgeous competitive tactics game 'Duelyst' is out today
Duelyst isn't an eSport -- yet. After six months in a free open beta, Duelyst launches today as a full title that's still free to download across PC and Mac. It comes from Counterplay Games,...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Beautiful images could lead to quieter supersonic jets
Researchers have been looking for the key to quieter supersonic transport for years. And if you've ever heard a sonic boom, you'll know why it's an important problem to solve.While it&#...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Plants might know when to bloom by remembering seasons
Plants might have some capacity to retain information or, in other words, to form memories, according to a biologist from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts. Susan Lindqu...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Paranormal thriller 'Oxenfree' hits PS4 in May
Oxenfree is an acid trip wrapped in an enigma and smothered in nacho cheese -- and on May 31st, it's coming to PlayStation 4. Oxenfree hit Steam and Xbox One in January, and both of these version...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Watch the first full trailer for Oliver Stone's Snowden biopic
Less than three years after Edward Snowden left the National Security Agency (NSA) and leaked thousands of classified documents, we're getting our first theatrical depiction of his actions. Follo...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Tinder Social helps you and your crew mix and mingle
Tinder is working on a feature that will enable groups of friends to meet groups of new people while on a night out. The idea behind Tinder Social is that you and your chums will start planning your F...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Google Play Music's podcasts are convenient but lack features
Google announced last fall that it would finally bring podcasts to Google Play Music, and last week a collection of shows debuted in the web app. This means that if you have a subscription to the serv...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Netflix lets Android users pay with their Google Play account
Netflix is giving Android users a new way to settle their monthly bill. As its Play Store listing reveals, the Netflix app on Android will "soon" be updated with a Google Play Billing option...
09:19 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout 4' gets official mod support on PC
Even before Fallout 4 was released, Bethesda was keen to stress that the latest instalment of the post-apocalyptic franchise would officially support mods. In February, it told us that PC support woul...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Software update fixes the Nextbit Robin's sluggish camera
When the Nextbit Robin launched earlier this year, its auto-backup worked well but for a few other things that... well, they needed work. That's where the company's April update comes in. Th...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Bullet-stopping foam, all-terrain military car and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers developed a new kind of armor called composite metal foam that's stronger and lighter than the metals inside of it. DARPA is developing a military vehi...
08:28 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Google faces piracy accusation from Getty Images in Europe
Getty Images isn't happy that Google search displays copyrighted full-screen, high-res photos. In the complaint it filed with the European Union's antitrust commission, it accused Google of ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Pizza Hut gives you delivery estimates before you order online
You know the score: you order from an unfamiliar pizza place and have little idea as to when your food will arrive until you've already made a purchase. Wouldn't it be nice if you knew when ...
07:37 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Volvo will test self-driving cars on the public next year
Volvo has been working on its autonomous vehicle program for several years now, but there's only so much you can learn from testing tech in controlled conditions. While the company has run trials...
06:55 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's 'Miitomo' app passes 10 million users
Nintendo dropped a pile of news on our laps this morning. Along with its earnings, the Japanese game company gave us a release date for its new NX console, announced a pair of new mobile apps and dela...
05:45 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Formula E is getting electric trucks from the creator of Roborace
Electric truck firm Charge will supply Formula E with several electric trucks, it revealed at last weekend's race in Paris. The trucks will help shuttle equipment around the track. Interestingly,...
04:39 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget 'Animal Crossing' and 'Fire Emblem' are coming to smartphones
Nintendo is working on two smartphone apps based on Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem. They'll be released in the fall and take different approaches to their respective franchises. Fire Emblem, for...
04:37 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Sony says numerous 'Uncharted 4' copies were stolen
Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has just announced that "a number of copies" of the upcoming game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End have been stolen in transit. A few...
04:33 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Comcast is reportedly in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation
In the past Dreamworks Animation has been mentioned as a possible purchase for companies including Fox, Hasbro and Softbank, but now reports say it's in talks with Comcast. The Wall Street Journa...
04:15 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget 'Top Gear' gets an online spinoff called 'Extra Gear'
Later this year, there'll be two brand new motoring shows on our screens: Top Gear, led by Chris Evans, and an original Amazon series fronted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Th...
03:50 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Nintendo delays new 'Zelda' to 2017, announces NX version
There's good news and bad for Nintendo's upcoming Legend of Zelda open-world title for the Wii U console. First the bad: It's been delayed again, so it won't arrive now until 2017....
03:34 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Nintendo to launch NX console in March 2017
We don't know what it looks like. We don't know how it plays. But now, we finally know when Nintendo's next system will be launching: March 2017. The company's mysterious "NX&...
03:03 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Uber's app can guide its drivers to the cheapest gas
Uber drivers are (still) officially independent contractors after the company settled suits in several states, so every dime spent is a dime not earned. At least they won't have to leave the app ...
01:43 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Two SpaceX founders will build a rocket for microsatellites
Two of SpaceX's founders have started another rocket startup, but aren't entering the standard satellite game themselves. Instead Vector Space Systems, which just announced $1 million in ang...
12:38 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Hubble discovers that dwarf planet Makemake has a moon
The Hubble telescope has spotted a shadowy moon with a charcoal black surface orbiting the dwarf planet Makemake. Astronomers first observed Makemake in 2005, but since it's the second brightest ...
12:30 am -04 - Wed, April 27, 2016
Engadget Dyson's first beauty product is a hair dryer
Dyson teased the event by sending out tiny, sharp motor parts to journalists (including this one), but now we get to see the rest of the thing. Unsurprisingly, the company's first foray into beau...
11:47 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Leaked image purportedly shows hand-off feature in Windows 10
Even before Windows 10 was released we heard about its first major update, codenamed "Redstone."' Today, a purported screenshot from a recent Redstone build suggests that Windows users ...
11:06 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Feds tipped Apple to a security flaw it already fixed
The FBI can't tell Apple about the security vulnerability it exploited to get into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. But it did tell the company a different flaw in its iPhone and Mac sof...
10:08 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Google updates Hangouts on iOS to ease file sharing
Google has released Hangouts version 9 for iPhone and iPad, introducing several new useful features that users have been clamoring for. If it's been a hassle every single time you've needed ...
09:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Blizzard considers running classic 'World of Warcraft' servers
Do you miss the early, headier days of World of Warcraft, before endless changes turned it into a different beast? You're far from alone -- hundreds of thousands of people were playing on Nostal...
08:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Court: Nintendo's 3DS patents are not guilty of infringement
New York federal court judge Jed Rakoff announced his verdict in the appeal of Nintendo's 3DS patent case against Tomita Technologies on Sunday. The judge found that the technology in question --...
07:47 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Amazon FreeTime Unlimited adds content for tweens
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited launched back in 2012 as a monthly subscription service for kid-friendly content. Today, they're adding 3,000 items to FreeTime's library, bringing the total to 13,...
07:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Land Rover puts Tile's stuff-finding Bluetooth tech in an SUV
Tile's Bluetooth-connected trackers are made to keep you from misplacing all kinds of stuff -- keys, bags, phones, laptops, whatever. Now Land Rover is building the tech into a vehicle that makes...
06:06 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Instagram tests a monochromatic redesign
For all the changes that Instagram has seen in its short history, there have been certain mainstays: you could always count on a sea of blue, for one thing. However, you might have to get used to a d...
05:43 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Tech giants push Congress for K-12 computer science education
A coalition of tech industry heavy-hitters and scions of corporate America have joined forces with a bipartisan group of governors and educators to push Congress for federal funding that would give ev...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Google sister company wants to build smart city districts
Forget just providing internet access on city streets -- Google's sister firm Sidewalk Labs wants to create whole smart neighborhoods. Wall Street Journal sources hear that Sidewalk is about to p...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Researchers use light and genes to fight cancer
Scientists have already shown that you can use optogenetics (that is, light-sensitive genes and cells) to treat all kinds of medical conditions. However, it now looks like that technique could conquer...
04:43 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Twitter's 5 million new users aren't enough
First the good news, Twitter added an additional five million monthly active users during the first quarter of 2016. The company can now boast 310 subscribers. That's a year-over-year and quarter...
04:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Apple iPhone sales and revenue finally decline
The inevitable has finally happened. After years of continually growing iPhone sales (and corresponding revenue growth), Apple has hit a bump. The company just announced its fiscal Q2 2016 results, an...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Waze hack lets creeps track your driving
Waze's community-centric navigation is supposed to help you avoid obstacles that other apps might miss, but that same technology is also creating some serious privacy issues. UC Santa Barbara re...
04:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Intel explains its strategy for moving beyond the PC
When Intel slashed thousands of jobs as part of its big attempt to expand beyond the PC, it left a lot of people wondering: just what is this strategy, and why is it so vital? As of today, you have a...
03:37 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget German city designs traffic lights for oblivious pedestrians
The German city of Augsburg has taken a novel approach to dealing with pedestrians too buried in their smartphone screens to notice traffic signals. By embedding flashing red LEDs in the sidewalks at ...
03:13 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget DARPA is developing smarter, faster armored vehicles
In response to ever-more dastardly IED technologies, America's personnel carriers have become lot more resilient over the past few decades. However the ability for armored transports like the MRA...
02:49 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget The FBI won't say how its iPhone hack works
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI has declined to share details with Apple regarding the method with which it broke into the infamous San Bernardino iPhone -- namely because it doesn't...
02:22 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget HTC's Vive X program will invest $100 million in VR startups
HTC is aiming to jump-start VR development with its new Vive X fund, an accelerator that will support and promote startups working in the new medium. Vive X is backed by a $100 million investment fund...
01:54 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Google's Mode Android Wear bands snap on for easy changes
If you want to change the band on your Android wear device, it takes a few minutes. Thanks to a new line of accessories Google, though, swapping out that wrist strap can be done in a matter of seconds...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Ford, Google and Uber form a group to push for self-driving cars
Some of the biggest names in transportation tech aren't waiting around for the US to legalize self-driving cars -- they're determined to give the government a boost. Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Pandora pads podcast lineup by adding 'This American Life'
Pandora was the "exclusive streaming partner" for season 2 of the popular Serial podcast, despite the show being available through iTunes and other apps. Now, the internet radio service is a...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget YouTube's mobile homepage redesign has better recommendations
YouTube wants to put more of the videos you like in front of you, so it's giving its Android and iOS apps a bit of a facelift. Specifically, its homepage is getting a bit of a makeover. Gone are ...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Cyclist banned for six years after racing with a hidden motor
A professional cyclist has been banned for six years after it was discovered she was racing with a hidden electric motor. Femke Van den Driessche was caught at the UCI Cyclo&shy;cross World Champi...
12:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Stop trying to make me sign up for more subscription services
Here's something you didn't know you needed in your life: a Netflix, but just for the prestige films of yesteryear. That's the idea behind FilmStruck, a subscription service that's...
12:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Turner Classic and Criterion launching FilmStruck streaming service
Here's something you didn't know you needed in your life: a Netflix, but just for the prestige films of yesteryear. That's the idea behind FilmStruck, a subscription service that's...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget The best foam mattresses you can buy online
By Kevin PurdyThis 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 researched 15 of the top online mattress compan...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget HTC Vive teardown shows it's even easier to fix than Oculus Rift
We've seen the iFixit folks tear apart the Oculus Rift, now they've taken their tools and relentless curiosity to the other big VR player, the HTC Vive. Both headsets are basically just comp...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget India mandates all smartphones must come with a panic button
India has decreed that, from 2017, all phones must be sold with a panic button that lets users instantly alert the emergency services. A year later and all devices sold must also come with GPS as stan...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget What becomes of Facebook when people start to value privacy?
Facebook's role in the world has changed though I didn't expect to have an epiphany about that while sitting in the pews of a drafty, 11th-century church. It was at a wedding earlier this mo...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Nokia bought Withings to take on Apple's Healthkit
Nokia just re-entered the consumer market by acquiring well-regarded fitness tracker manufacturer Withings, but why now, and why wearables? Nokia President Ramzi Haidamus explains that Nokia has been ...
10:29 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Sonos gains Amazon Prime Music streaming in Europe
After a six-month beta period in the US, Sonos has integrated Amazon's Prime Music service into its Sonos Controller app in Europe. That means if you're a Prime subscriber in the UK or Germa...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget YouTube will soon show six-second 'Bumper' ads before videos
Unless you employ an ad-blocker, you're probably used to seeing pre-roll ads on YouTube videos. You can normally skip the longer spots if they're not really your thing, but a new format laun...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Dining with the electric fork that could save lives
This prototype fork can help you eat less salt and could save lives. It sends a gentle electric current to your tongue as you eat, fooling tastebuds into experiencing a salty, (sometimes sour) taste -...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile continues the good times with 2.2 million new customers
T-Mobile's hot streak isn't ending any time soon. The magenta-hued carrier has posted results for the first quarter of 2016 that suggest its strategy of loading on perks is paying off. It ...
09:18 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Fire starting drone, Stanford bird studies and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A prototype for a fire-starting drone was deployed in Nebraska last week, dropping small balls of accelerant to create a controlled burn over grasslands. The idea is th...
09:18 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Fire-starting drone, Stanford bird studies and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A prototype for a fire-starting drone was deployed in Nebraska last week, dropping small balls of accelerant to create a controlled burn over grasslands. The idea is th...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Giroptic's 360-degree waterproof camera starts shipping
With the tech world suddenly going nuts for 360-degree video, Giroptic may have picked the perfect time to start shipping its 360cam to backers and anyone who preordered the camera. The waterproof cam...
08:39 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget E-cigarette ads are encouraging teen vapers, CDC finds
Surprise! The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found a link between the popularity of vaping and e-cigarette advertising. In short, a greater exposure to vape-related ads increa...
08:16 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk relaunches TV Store with lowest price promise
TalkTalk may've already renamed the video streaming service it acquired from Tesco last summer, but today marks something of a formal relaunch. The TalkTalk TV Store, formerly known as Blinkbox u...
08:07 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Hover Camera is a safe and foldable drone that follows you
"Follow me" is an up-and-coming feature on consumer drones, and then you've also got those that are foldable for the sake of portability. Very few devices carry both advantages, but Bei...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Apple's iPhone upgrade program now available online
Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program is now available online, meaning you won't have to trek to a store if you want the latest device every year. As a reminder, the company launched the program wh...
06:40 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, for the summer
Next year, the European Commission will finally put an end to mobile roaming charges on the continent. Before that happens, the majority of carriers are following protocol and lowering fees for calls,...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Dropbox will soon show all your cloud-based files right in the desktop
If you're one of the 500 million people who've used Dropbox at some point over the last few years, you know what you're getting in to. It's a reliable way to back up all the files ...
05:00 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Former 'Top Gear' hosts plan DriveTribe motoring community
With an Amazon series well underway, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are turning their attention to other projects. As Variety reports, they've teamed up with entrepreneur Ernesto ...
03:28 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Nokia will buy Withings for $191 million
Nokia has announced that it's going to buy Withings for &euro;170 million ($191 million). The French health and wearables company will become a division of Nokia Technologies, home to the Ozo...
02:40 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Esports league bans porn site-sponsored team
Today I learned that porn site YouPorn has its own eSports team. Unfortunately for the site, I also learned that the Electronic Sports League (ESL) has decided that Team YP can't compete in its e...
01:10 am -04 - Tue, April 26, 2016
Engadget Logitech's Harmony app brings smart home control to Android TV
Logitech's ill-fated Revue was one of the first devices with Google TV -- how could we forget that ad campaign -- and now it's back in the fold with an Android TV app. Compatible with hub-ba...
11:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget AI will frag each other with rocket launchers in 'Doom'
An AI learning to walk through a Doom-inspired maze by sight is one thing, but how can it handle live multiplayer mayhem? That's what the "Visual Doom AI" competition this September hop...
11:28 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget US government wants cyber forces that think like the enemy
Lawmakers want mandatory training for US military cybersecurity to act as the enemy in war games tailored to test the country's cyber defenses. The suggestion was included in a recent defense bil...
10:53 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget 'VR LAN party' software launches for free on Thursday
Darshan Shankar has been working on bringing computer screens into a VR environment for two years, and on Thursday his BigScreen software will launch on Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Beta te...
10:03 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget BMW's EV tech is being used to resurrect the Karma
Saying that luxury electric-vehicle manufacturer Fisker was beleaguered before its demise a few years back would be a gross understatement. But despite the cars self-immolating and Tesla CEO Elon Musk...
09:05 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget EU invests 1 billion Euros to make quantum computing practical
The European Union doesn't want to simply wait around while scientists figure out the fundamentals of quantum computing; it's giving the concept a big financial boost, too. The European Com...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Penny Dreadful,' 'Limitless'
This weekend the NFL Draft will spread across our TVs for three days, along with the continuing NBA and NHL playoffs. Of course, Game of Thrones is back, but on Showtime we also have the excellent Pen...
07:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget FreshTeam is a messaging app that tracks employee locations
Traveling salespeople of yore could get away with plenty because, hey, who was ever gonna find out? These days, there's a smartphone in your pocket and a boss at the other end of the internet exp...
06:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget MakerBot will start outsourcing its 3D printers
Less than a year after opening its 170,000-square-foot factory in New York City, MakerBot announced today it will partner with international manufacturer Jabil to produce its 3D printers moving forwar...
05:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget The Apple Watch, one year on
One year ago Apple finally decided to get into the smartwatch game. Nobody was surprised that it happened, but the reaction it inspired has caught a few off guard. Some were shocked that it failed to ...
05:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Gmail on Android is ready for your Exchange account
Gmail threw the doors open when it added support for non-Google email accounts, but there was one glaring omission: you couldn't get Microsoft Exchange support on all devices. Not consistently, a...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Double Play: How sports games reach deeper into gamers' pockets
*Editor's Note: This article is a guest-post from our Public Access community content section, where readers, commenters and fans can all contribute stories on their thoughts, opinions and experi...
04:57 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Comcast isn't letting customers use Starz's video service
Comcast isn't exactly known for playing nicely with outside video services (just ask Roku owners), and that trend isn't letting up anytime soon. Multichannel News notes that the cable giant ...
04:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget UF researchers let people race drones using their minds
As drone racing gets faster, cheaper and more mainstream, it was only a matter of time before drone pilots ditched the controller and made the leap to an actual brain-computer interface, as these rese...
04:10 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget HTC Vive companion app now available for iOS users
If you're an HTC Vive owner with an iPhone instead of an Android device, you won't have to feel left out of the phone integration game anymore. The iOS version of the HTC Vive companion is n...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Facebook working on dedicated camera and live video app
Does Facebook have a sharing problem? If it does, the social network is considering ways to increase the amount of stuff you post, especially pictures and videos. The Wall Street Journal reports that ...
03:21 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget It's official: Charter owns Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications purchased Time Warner Cable in a deal estimated at $78 billion, and today the US Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission gave the acquisition the green light...
03:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget '1666 Amsterdam' is back in 'Assassin's Creed' creator's hands
Ubisoft and Patrice D&eacute;silets, the creative director of Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2, have reached an agreement that gives D&eacute;silets ownership of a mysterious ...
02:38 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Twitter lets you flag multiple abusive tweets in one report
Twitter has been continually improving the process for reporting abuse on the social channel, including simplifying the process a while back. The company is rolling out an update to the web, iOS and A...
01:58 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Creepy co-op game 'Push Me Pull You' comes to PS4 on May 3rd
Australian indie game developer House House announced on Monday that its highly anticipated (and cringe-inducing) sports game, Push Me Pull You, is finally being released for the PlayStation 4 on May ...
01:32 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Pope to teens: you cannot download happiness
During a special teens-only Jubilee at the Vatican this weekend, Pope Francis delivered a strong homily about the power of religion versus technology. "Your happiness has no price," the pont...
01:09 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget The creators of 'Doom' and 'Quake' reveal a new sci-fi shooter
John Romero and Adrian Carmack helped found id Software in 1991, and by 1993 the studio had changed the video game world forever. That's when id released Doom, a genre-defining first-person shoot...
12:46 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch sequel reportedly includes cellular data
One of the biggest gripes with the now year-old Apple Watch is that it's not very useful away from your iPhone. You can keep track of a run and do a few things on WiFi, but not much more than tha...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Disney forges a deal to use Nokia's VR camera
Nokia's Ozo virtual reality camera might have been a big gamble for a company best known for its former cellphone business, but it appears that this roll of the dice is paying off. Disney has st...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Apple's updated MacBook is indeed faster with longer battery life
Apple dropped some Mac news last week, but it might not have been the news you were waiting for. Neither the MacBook Air nor the MacBook Pro have seen a processor refresh since last year, and both hav...
11:39 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget US launches its first cyberattacks against ISIS
The US no longer thinks that it's enough to hurt ISIS through airstrikes and cutting off propaganda channels -- it's starting a full-on digital warfare campaign. Cyber Command is launching ...
11:22 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget The Netflix effect: SNL to air fewer commercial breaks
Honchos at NBC have told Ad Age that Saturday Night Live is going to show fewer commercials from next season. The 42nd year of the long-running sketch show will lose two whole ad breaks compared to th...
11:09 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget UK bans cold callers from withholding numbers
Have you been involved in an accident at the workplace, taken out a loan with unnecessary payment protection insurance, or think it's time to upgrade your double glazing? If too many of your conv...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Adapter brings your own wireless gamepads to the NES
Wireless gamepads for the NES are nothing new (just ask anyone who bought an Akklaim Double Player), but what if you had your pick of controllers? Analogue and 8Bitdo want to make that happen. Their n...
10:35 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Chase adds support for Android fingerprint logins
Hot on the heels of Bank of America's latest Android app, Chase now supports Android's fingerprint scanner as well. You'll need Android 6.0 Marshmallow to use the feature, and the compa...
10:14 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Lionsgate deal brings big-name movies to Steam
You've had pretty slim pickings for major movie rentals on Steam (unless you really like Mad Max), but that's changing today. Lionsgate has reached a deal with Valve to put over 100 of its ...
09:41 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's mobile Windows keyboard arrives on iOS
If you want to live-tweet Game of Thrones from an iPhone while keeping your snacking hand free, you have a new option. Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard has arrived to rival Apple's iOS, after ...
09:20 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Tesla's Destination Charging network expands to Europe
By the end of 2017, Tesla hopes to have doubled the size its Supercharger network. It wants more than 1,200 locations and 7,000 individual chargers dotted throughout North America, Europe and Asia, wh...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget 'Rock Band 4' to get online multiplayer later this year
One of Rock Band's biggest draws has always been local multiplayer. When four or five people are in the same room, jamming away on plastic instruments, it's hard not to crack a smile. Of cou...
08:45 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Ikea is selling solar panels in the UK again
The UK government slashed solar subsidies earlier this year, however Ikea is still determined to sell the dream of a solar-powered home in Britain. Today, the company has launched three "Solar Sh...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Huawei P9 review: New phone, familiar tricks
Huawei still isn't a household name in every corner of the world, despite having ousted Microsoft last summer to become the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer. The company might n...
07:24 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Raspberry Pi gets an 8-megapixel Sony camera upgrade
Although the Raspberry Pi has undergone numerous refreshes since it launched three years ago, its first official accessory -- a 5-megapixel Omnivision camera module -- has remained the same. That'...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Report: Bank network flaw helped hackers steal $80 million
Thieves who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank may have been aided by a security flaw in the SWIFT international banking network, according to Reuters. Security researchers from BAE found malw...
05:35 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Google will soon bring the Android Play Store to Chromebooks
Android apps in Chrome OS may already be a thing, but there really aren't that many available on the Chrome Web Store. That could soon change, however, as the search giant appears to be on the ve...
04:21 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Logitech made this retro game display from 160 light-up keyboards
Because when there's VR and cosplay around the corner, a simple gaming keyboard is not going to cut it....
02:40 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Paramount agrees to offer Sky UK content across Europe
The European Union is supposed to be a big old open market, but Sky customers may beg to differ -- most don't have the same movie options as folks in the UK and Ireland. That's because Disne...
01:23 am -04 - Mon, April 25, 2016
Engadget Exploit gets around Windows' app security safeguards
For years, business-focused versions of Windows have had an AppLocker feature that lets you blacklist or whitelist apps. It's undoubtedly helpful for companies eager to keep malware (or just ris...
11:05 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Make your own hand-controlled robot with a crowdfunded kit
If you've ever wanted to craft a robot that you can control with your hands, you now have a chance of making it a reality: Ziro has started a crowdfunding campaign for its gesture-controlled robo...
09:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget NASA conducts the toughest test yet for drone traffic control
If you think piloting a drone is tricky, try managing a swarm of them in the sky at once -- it'll be a small wonder if there isn't a collision. However, NASA and the FAA managed just that. ...
08:04 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm says it's fine to fast-charge your phone over USB-C
Technically, USB-C and fast-charging methods like Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 aren't supposed to mix. As Google's Benson Leung (a frequent crusader for good USB implementations) noted ...
06:32 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Google is creating a startup haven to prevent staff from leaving
It's hard to swing a stick in Silicon Valley without hitting startups created by ex-Google employees determined to bring their clever (though only sometimes successful) ideas to light. That'...
05:01 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Astronaut becomes the first person to finish a marathon in space
British astronaut Tim Peake hasn't been shy about his plans to complete a marathon while aboard the International Space Station, and he's clearly a man of his word. The explorer became the f...
05:01 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Astronaut becomes the first man to finish a marathon in space (updated)
British astronaut Tim Peake hasn't been shy about his plans to complete a marathon while aboard the International Space Station, and he's clearly a man of his word. The explorer became the f...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's mechanical TV, part 2
Welcome back for part two of the Nipkow Disc Mechanical Television build! We have the motors and vinyl set up, and now it's time for the electronics and light box. Felix gets to grips with Linux ...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Dutch police seize a secure communications network
The worries about criminals using encryption might be overblown, but that changes when a secure network appears to be used primarily with that activity in mind. Dutch police have both seized encrypted...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Beyonc's 'Lemonade' could be a permanent Tidal exclusive
The crew at Tidal just scored another exclusive album... and this time, its creator might not have second thoughts about the deal. Beyonc&eacute; has released the visual album Lemonade solely on T...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Beyonc's 'Lemonade' could be a permanent Tidal exclusive (updated)
The crew at Tidal just scored another exclusive album... and this time, its creator might not have second thoughts about the deal. Beyonc&eacute; has released the visual album Lemonade solely on T...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Beyonc's 'Lemonade' could be a permanent Tidal streaming exclusive (updated)
The crew at Tidal just scored another exclusive album... and this time, its creator might not have second thoughts about the deal. Beyonc&eacute; has released the visual album Lemonade solely on T...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Well, pay the man
This was not a good week for the major corporations of the world. Volkswagen's diesel scandal has curbstomped its bottom line, Uber paid buku bucks to settle a pair of class-action lawsuits, Appl...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Solar Impulse's trans-Pacific flight, and more!
The Solar Impulse airplane is on a mission to circle the globe using only the power of the sun, and this week it continued its journey by crossing the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, Tesla showed just how f...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the HTC 10 in a minute
After years of losses and lackluster phone releases, HTC finally seems to have gotten its mojo back. OK, it might be too soon to say if its new flagship, the 10, is enough to help the company reverse ...
05:26 am -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget 'Ark: Survival Evolved' mods will become part of the main game
PS4 owners aren't the only ones getting a treat in the Ark: Survival Evolved universe. Studio Wildcard is starting up an Official Mods Program that will fold user-made add-ons into the main game...
01:55 am -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Uber drivers partner with the Teamsters Union in California
Just because Uber has settled two big disputes with drivers doesn't mean that its rank-and-file is happy. Uber drivers in California have partnered with the Teamsters Union to create a new group...
12:17 am -04 - Sun, April 24, 2016
Engadget Solar Impulse 2 completes its flight across the Pacific
After months of delays and days of flying, Solar Impulse 2 has finished crossing the Pacific. The sunlight-powered aircraft arrived in San Francisco Bay on the night of April 23rd, with an expected t...
11:35 pm -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget NASA pours $67 million into solar electric spacecraft engines
NASA is big on solar electric propulsion (the Dawn spacecraft uses it, for instance) for a good reason: while the engines aren't powerful, they supply thrust for a very long time before giving up...
10:04 pm -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Intel execs received threats over the company's diversity push
Intel's bid to promote company diversity is running into opposition... and some of it is particularly vicious. CEO Brian Krzanich told guests at a technology conference that it has received some ...
08:29 pm -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Stanford wind tunnel for birds could lead to more stable drones
Birds can navigate both urban and real jungles with ease even when they're facing moderately turbulent winds. If they could speak, we'd have already asked their secret. But since they can�...
07:02 pm -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Congress asks the NSA how often it spies on Americans
Thanks in part to leaks, it's no secret that the National Security Agency's foreign intelligence gathering also covers some Americans. But just how many Americans are under watch, and how ...
05:31 pm -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Sales skyrocketed after 'Rust' added female character models
When Rust creator Garry Newman introduced female character models to the open world survival game, he said the idea was rooted in a social experiment: He wanted to see if lady characters would be atta...
03:58 pm -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook was the victim of a backdoor hack
Even a tech giant like Facebook isn't immune to significant security breaches. Devcore's Orange Tsai recently discovered that someone had installed a backdoor on one of Facebook's corp...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Oree's real ink-and-paper stylus is not for starving artists
Known for chic, artisanal digital products like a $190 walnut keyboard, French company Or&eacute;e is going after the creative set with the Stylograph. Fabricated from pure copper, the ink stylus ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Roku's $50 Streaming Stick makes 1080p set-top boxes obsolete
Roku has seemingly done the impossible with its latest Streaming Stick. It's smaller than the previous 2014-era version, it packs in a faster quad-core CPU and it's still just $50. The speed...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Six amazing underwater buildings
By Cat DiStasioWhile architecture on land strives ever higher, designers in wetter parts of the world are finding new ways to build beneath the waves. Underwater buildings aren't exactly common -...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Is Instagram ruining our vacations?
Instagram Is Ruining VacationMary Pilon,BackchannelInstagram users, myself included, share many daily activities with the social channel's filter-driven photography and videos. That habit is only...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Targeting Zika with tech, flexi-cam and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Brazil is taking on the Zika virus by creating a smart billboard that attracts, then kills mosquitoes. Columbia University researchers built a camera prototype that tak...
06:37 am -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget Try a free strategy game from the makers of 'Minecraft'
Developer Mojang might be best known for wildly popular and influential Minecraft, but it's no one-trick pony. Which brings us to Crown &amp; Council, the studio's latest that, from the ...
03:57 am -04 - Sat, April 23, 2016
Engadget CERN opens access to 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data
CERN will keep you researchers, students and dataphiles busy this weekend. The institute has released 300 terabytes of Large Hadron Collider data collected by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector ...
11:49 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Apple mandates new Watch apps 'must' work without an iPhone
Apple's laying the law down: Watch apps must operate without an iPhone nearby. In a blog post, the company mandates that anything submitted for App Store approval from this June 1st forward has t...
11:49 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Apple mandates that new Watch apps 'must' work without an iPhone
Apple's laying the law down: Watch apps must operate without an iPhone nearby. In a blog post, the company mandates that anything submitted for App Store approval from this June 1st forward has t...
11:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Feds scrap Apple lawsuit in New York
The Department of Justice will no longer go after Apple in court in an effort to compel the company to unlock an iPhone related to a Brooklyn drug case. According to the court document US Attorney Rob...
10:03 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Satellite TV is helping Iranians bypass internet censorship
People who live in countries with a strict nationwide internet filter always come up with ways to get around it. In Iran, according to Wired, people are using satellite TV and a free anti-censorship s...
09:12 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget 'Tekken X Street Fighter' is on hold for now
There's a chance Tekken X Street Fighter will never see the light of day. Or it could, but not anytime soon. In a recent interview with GameSpot, Tekken's game director Katsuhiro Harada reve...
08:15 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Log in with your skull via bone conduction biometrics
Researchers looking for a better way to secure their face computers have come up with a novel solution for hands-free, head-mounted password entry. A device could potentially identify its wearer by em...
07:17 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget The government is shaming people for texting and driving
It's a bad idea to text and drive. Beyond just being dangerous, it's now illegal in most US states and in several countries around the world. Yet, despite the many ad campaigns telling them ...
06:18 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Bank of America now supports Android's fingerprint scanner
Sure, smartphone fingerprint scanners like Apple's Touch ID and Google's Nexus Imprint help keep your phone more secure. But they also make it easier to log into various apps or make purchas...
05:52 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Step inside the artistic algorithms of 'No Man's Sky'
Even if you haven't played it yet, one thing is clear about No Man's Sky: It's stunning. The entire game hinges on the idea of procedural generation on a massive scale, meaning when art...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Some of the greenest gadgets for Earth Day
Most of us know how we can be friendlier to the environment: we can drive less, recycle more, and bring tote bags to the grocery store. But what most people don't realize is that we can make gree...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget How 60 Minutes played 'Telephone' with public hacking hysteria
On Sunday, 60 Minutes took a year-old segment on phone hacking it shot and aired in Australia, fluffed it up with other old hacks from last year's DEFCON, and re-packaged it for an American audie...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget How '60 Minutes' played 'Telephone' with public-hacking hysteria
On Sunday, 60 Minutes took a year-old segment on phone hacking it shot and aired in Australia, fluffed it up with other old hacks from last year's Def Con and repackaged it for an American audien...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Twitch transforms into a social network with new 'Friends' feature
It's been happening in subtle increments, but the transformation is nearly complete. After launching private messaging, Party Chat and profile updates to Twitch, Amazon's livestreaming servi...
03:55 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Accidental discovery could help batteries last years longer
Today, most smartphone and device batteries are made from lithium and slowly lose capacity over thousands of recharges. Researchers at UC Irvine built a battery that substituted gold nanowire in elect...
03:13 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Microsoft rolls out Windows Ink for beta testers
Windows Ink is available today for Insiders in the Fast ring, allowing users to sketch, write notes on sticky pads and draw all over screenshots with a digital pen (or your finger, if you're an a...
02:47 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo can now add events to your Google Calendar
It's Friday, so that means Amazon is pushing out some updates to the Echo, and todays' big addition sounds like a very useful one. You can now ask Alexa to schedule events on your Google Cal...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget The collapse of Microsoft and Nokia's mobile business
Microsoft's smartphone business is in free fall, with the company selling just 2.3 million devices in the last three months. It's likely that you'll still be able to buy a Microsoft-bra...
01:40 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget China eyes floating nuclear power plants for remote locations
It's difficult to provide power to offshore projects like oil rigs and a recently built island chain in the South China Sea. However, China has a solution: floating nuclear power plants. Accordin...
01:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Quebec contemplates mandating home EV charging stations
The Quebec government announced on Friday that it is currently considering a new mandate that would require every new home built within the province -- as well as existing rentals -- be outfitted with...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget The Xbox One revisited: Microsoft's console has gotten better with age
Engadget is re-reviewing the current generation of game consoles, each of which has benefited from major firmware updates, price drops and an improved selection of games. We're kicking off this s...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: The sky was all purple
While I usually start off these round-up posts with some comments on what's happened the previous week, or talking about days of note like geek holidays, today there is none of that. Not because ...
12:45 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Bank's dodgy cost-cutting led to $80 million hack
Earlier this month, hackers attempting to steal $850 million from Bangladesh Bank managed to only get away with $80 million. After an investigation into the breach, authorities determined that the cul...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget The best smart lock
By Jon Chase This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After spending more than three months researching and testin...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget We're updating our console reviews, starting with the Xbox One!
It's rare -- unprecedented, even -- that Engadget re-reviews the same product. But game consoles are a curious exception. Though the hardware stays the same, these machines receive myriad firmwar...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Microsoft and Google agree to work out regulatory disputes
Microsoft and Google have reached a worldwide ceasefire agreement in their ongoing regulatory disputes, Re/code reports today. In September, the two tech superpowers dropped the boatload of lawsuits t...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon locks top games behind a Prime paywall
For many, Amazon is the go-to place to buy video games. Now, the company is using that influence to incentivise Prime by requiring a subscription for select game orders. As VideoGamer reports, this ap...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon locks top games behind a Prime paywall (updated)
Update: Some of the UK listings are starting to switch back, suggesting the Prime block was a mistake. At the time of writing Grand Theft Auto V remains Prime-only in the US, however. Our original art...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Doctors look into the best ways to deal with periods in space
Two doctors have explored female astronauts' options when it comes to suppressing their periods in space, especially for long-haul missions. While we already know by now that there are no menstru...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Sean Parker revives Airtime as group video chat app
When the ex-Napster duo Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning first launched Airtime in 2012, it was a one-on-one Chatroulette-style video app with some social functions. Suffice to say, that didn't work...
10:20 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget The cost of VW's emissions scandal hits $18.2 billion
A day after a reported deal between Volkswagen and regulators over its emissions scandal, the company offered an update on the cost of the ordeal. This week, reports surfaced that customers would have...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget A high-tech solution to China's CO2 problem
China's heavy dependence on fossil fuels has led to it producing almost a third of the world's CO2 emissions. As well being a contributor to global climate change, burning combustibles like ...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget A high-tech solution to China's smog problem
China's heavy dependence on fossil fuels has led to it producing almost a third of the world's CO2 emissions. As well being a contributor to global climate change, burning combustibles like ...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget 'Ark: Survival of the Fittest' brings dinosaur combat to PS4
What would happen if you combined The Hunger Games with Jurassic Park? That's the idea behind Survival of the Fittest, a standalone game based on ARK: Survival Evolved. The so-called "Multip...
09:18 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget MTV is bringing 'Cribs' back... on Snapchat
MTV is reviving Cribs, that show that gave us a peek into the homes of A- to Z-list celebrities and Mariah Carey's bathing habits, according to Variety. It's not going to make you feel like ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: How to banish drones, fast levitating train and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A startup plans to detect and disable any drone flying within range of its proprietary system with a planned launch date later this year. The US Air Force beat its own ...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook ranks articles based on how long you read them
The Instant Articles and other content in your Facebook News Feed aren't picked by magic. The company scrutinizes what kind of stories you want to read based on your clicks, shares or comments, t...
08:12 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Twitter taps Yelp for detailed location tagging in the UK
The next time you decide to add a location to one of your tweets, expect to see a lot more businesses and popular places in your list. That's because Twitter has teamed up with business listing a...
08:01 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Solar Impulse 2 begins sun-powered flight to California
It's been a long wait, but finally Solar Impulse 2 is ready to continue its round-the-world trip. The sun-powered aircraft had been stuck in Hawaii since July due to battery damage sustained in p...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Garmin's Approach X40 fitness tracker is made for golfers
Over the past few years, Garmin has focused on two different sets of wearables: activity trackers and watches for people who play golf on a regular basis. Now, with the Approach X40, the company is br...
06:29 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget FOMO, TMI and ICYMI have made it into the dictionary
Merriam-Webster updated the "unabridged" version of its comprehensive dictionary this week, giving a nod of approval to a whole host of slang, technology and internet culture terminology. So...
05:22 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Apple's iBooks Store and iTunes Movies banned in China
Although Apple is enjoying a lot of success in China, its popularity hasn't stopped it from falling foul of the country's regulators. The New York Times reports that Chinese media watchdog, ...
04:13 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Blood flows in PS4's 'Shadow of the Beast' on May 17th
You'd be forgiven if you didn't play Shadow of the Beast when it first came out on the Amiga in 1989, but don't make the same mistake with the upcoming PlayStation 4 version. The absolu...
03:03 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Make your own ladders and leagues with Gfinity's Xbox One app
Gfinity is backing eSports heavily: if it's not a gaming arena, its an app that lets you arrange your own tournament, ladder or league. It's a first for consoles (and it's just Xbox One...
01:22 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Drones will help scientists find the best plant for biofuel
A group of researchers plan to find the best type of sorghum (a genus in the grass family) for biofuel production with the help of aerial and ground drones. They're planning to deploy a 25-pound ...
12:35 am -04 - Fri, April 22, 2016
Engadget Snapchat's 'face-swap' now taps into your existing photos
Snapchat has scrapped its pay-to-replay feature, meaning repeat views of temporary videos and photos is now a free, one-time-only deal. Far, far more importantly, you can now swap your face with with ...
11:57 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Billboard mimics human sweat to entrap Zika-carrying mosquitoes
A couple of ad agencies in Brazil installed two special billboards in Rio de Janeiro, which don't endorse any kind of good or service. Instead, these billboards were designed to lure and kill Zik...
10:49 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Uber will pay $100 million to settle lawsuits in two states
Uber announced tonight that it has settled a pair of class-action lawsuits from drivers in California and Massachusetts. The settlement will pay $84 million to the plaintiffs, plus an extra $16 millio...
10:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Australia is pouring $178 million into cybersecurity measures
Australia is spending AU$230 ($178) million over the next four years to beef up its cybersecurity measures. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched the new strategy in Sydney, where he also admit...
09:43 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Evernote on Windows looks a whole lot cleaner now
When Evernote announced it'd stop selling notebooks and socks earlier this year, the company said it was doing so to make its core note-taking app the best it could be. Perhaps the new version of...
08:41 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Translator app gets image recognition on Android
Microsoft Translator's image translation is simple: point your phone's camera at a sign or menu in any of the 21 supported languages and the app translates it in real-time onscreen. The app&...
07:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Ads force German xenophobes to hear the plights of refugees
People searching for anti-immigrant YouTube videos in Germany are going to have an awkward time doing so thanks to a novel advertising campaign by Refugees Welcome. The organization has put together a...
07:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Many legal porn sites are fronts for child abuse
There has been a sharp increase in the number of websites hiding illegal images of child abuse behind otherwise legal-seeming adult pornography sites, the UK-based Internet Watch Foundation reported t...
06:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Comedy Central, BET, MTV, more Viacom networks will hit Sling TV
Viacom networks Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Spike, Nick Jr. and others will land on Dish's streaming service, Sling TV, in the coming months. These channels will be available in single-stream and m...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Logitech Harmony 350 remote
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...
05:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget FBI paid over $1.3 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone
Today, FBI director James Comey noted that the cost to the bureau to unlock the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook was more than what he would make in the seven years and four months be...
04:57 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness: Startup pitches to first graders
How do you know if a good idea really is a good idea? You pitch it to an auditorium full of string cheese-eating first graders. Steve takes a group of entrepreneurs to an elementary school to put thei...
04:36 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Google's ad business continues to prop up its experimental ventures
Google's parent company Alphabet just released its financial results for the first quarter of 2016, and unsurprisingly the company continues to rake in huge amounts of cash. Revenue in Q1 of 2016...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's phone business is in free fall
To no one's surprise, Microsoft isn't turning much of a profit from its phone business. According to its latest quarterly report, the company saw a dip of mobile revenue by as much as 46 per...
03:58 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Billboard's music charts now feature Spotify song clips
Billboard has long been the authority on what's popular in music. The company tallies weekly rankings across charts like the Billboard 200 and Hot 100. With a hand from Spotify, you'll now h...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Stop nuclear devastation at the heart of a neverending Cold War
One of the most famous works of graffiti on the Berlin Wall is a depiction of former Soviet Union General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev kissing the ex-leader of East Germany, Erich Honecker, full on the m...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Stop nuclear devastation at the heart of a never-ending Cold War
One of the most famous works of graffiti on the Berlin Wall is a depiction of former Soviet general secretary Leonid Brezhnev kissing the ex-leader of East Germany, Erich Honecker, full on the mouth. ...
03:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget NASA wants the industry's ideas for deep space habitats
NASA announced on Thursday that it is seeking development proposals for deep space habitats -- the kind that astronauts will call home on trips to Mars and beyond. This call is the second part of NASA...
02:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Play 'EVE: Valkyrie' with friends on any VR platform
The rise of VR inspired devs to build an offshoot to the venerable intergalactic MMO EVE Online, one that deals less with politics and economy and more just...blowing stuff up. EVE: Valkyrie is out no...
02:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget New York City schools tap Amazon for e-books
The New York City Department of Education has awarded Amazon a $30 million contract to provide digital textbooks to its 1.1 million students over the next three years, the Wall Street Journal reports....
02:13 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Fire tablet gets a 16GB option and three new colors
At $50, we called Amazon's Fire tablet "incredible value" and a device "that sets a benchmark for budget slates." It was so cheap, in fact, that Amazon tried to sell them like...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Esports will be a $500 million industry in 2016
The eSports industry is poised to make a cool $463 million in revenue in 2016, according to a new report from PwC (the financial services firm formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). As testament t...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Sega to support modded Genesis games on Steam
Sega's Mega Drive console (or the Genesis, depending on where you lived at the time) still boasts an impressive library of 16-bit games. Many of those are now available on Steam and Sega, hoping ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget If video killed the radio star, VR slayed it
There's nothing in virtual reality quite as rapturous as exiting Tyler Hurd's Old Friend for the first time. The uptempo, computer-animated experience, backed by up and coming VR studio Wevr...
12:46 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' gets delayed once again
EA will release Mirror's Edge Catalyst on June 7th in North America and June 9th across Europe, a delay of two weeks. This is the second time Catalyst has been delayed; the first re-scheduling pu...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Supernatural podcast 'Lore' is getting its own TV show
If you like your podcasts dark and to fill you with a sense of dread, then you may have come across Aaron Mahnke's Lore series. Launched in March 2015, the audio show focuses on horror stories of...
12:05 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Acer reveals new Predator gaming desktop, notebook and display
Acer is made a truckload of PC announcements at its NYC event today, and new gaming gear was part of the news. The company pulled the wraps off of a trio of Predator series devices, including the Pred...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Acer unveils new Chromebook, convertible and ultrathin notebooks
Acer's newest notebooks come in a few styles: the Chromebook 14 for Work, S 13 ultrathin notebook (pictured above) and the R 15 convertible. Plus, Acer has updated three of its consumer models an...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Acer's Switch Alpha 12 is a silent, liquid-cooled hybrid laptop
When you think of a liquid-cooled laptop, a giant gaming monstrosity like the ASUS GX700 probably comes to mind. But with its latest convertible, the Switch Alpha 12, Acer is taking that technology in...
11:07 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget QWERTY keyboards change how you feel about words
The keyboard is mightier than the pen for written communications nowadays, and that apparently has a large impact on how we feel about words. A good example is the QWERTY effect, where words from the ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget This machine makes cold brew coffee in less than 10 minutes
Cold-brewed coffee is delicious. It's about two-thirds less acidic than coffee brewed with hot water, which results in a cleaner, smoother and less bitter taste. Unfortunately, making cold brew c...
10:50 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Watch Acer unveil its newest PCs and gaming machines
The sun is out, the weather is fine -- perhaps best of all -- there's some new hardware waiting for us. Acer's got a big to-do in New York City this morning, where it's expected to go ...
10:46 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget The definitive 'Ori and the Blind Forest' hits PC next week
Alongside Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider, the Xbox One played host to a smaller but no less special console exclusive last year: Ori and the Blind Forest. The 2D platformer won a bucket...
10:28 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Nintendo is bringing 'Splatoon' gear to its 'Miitomo' app
Since its launch, Nintendo has held back from offering video game-related clothing in Miitomo. You can quickly earn a Mario hat, but otherwise there are few items to show off your love for a particula...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget HBO Now comes to the Xbox One
It's already available on all of the devices that cord cutters like to shove under their TVs, but HBO Now was underrepresented in the console stakes. Now, however, that's set to change after...
10:05 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Don't bank on Volkswagen paying you $5,000 just yet
Well, this is awkward. Yesterday, German newspaper Die Welt claimed that every American with one of Volkswagen's dodgy diesels would receive $5,000 in compensation. Today, Reuters is offering up ...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget 'Metroid Prime: Federation Force' launches August 19th
It's been eight years since the last Metroid Prime game came out for the Wii, but a successor was finally announced for the New 3DS handheld system at the game conference E3. Today, Nintendo anno...
09:27 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Gene editing discovery might treat many more diseases
In theory, gene editing could eliminate genetic diseases by correcting the flaws in your DNA. However, there's one big obstacle: the current CRISPR technique has trouble modifying individual DNA...
09:09 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Underwater robot snake, Earth's ocean saving and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Princeton researchers discovered ocean currents can move most anything around the globe within 10 years; which could help replenish dying ecosystems... and also spread ...
08:50 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's ZUK phone puts other Chinese flagships to shame
ZUK, a Chinese smartphone brand that you may have already forgotten about, has recently joined the ranks of Moto and Vibe to become Lenovo's latest mobile sub-brand. That wasn't the plan whe...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget The Marines are fitting their tanks with anti-missile tech
The US Marine Corps believes it's time to upgrade their trusty tanks with technology that can detect and deflect incoming missiles. In fact, it's joining forces with the Army to test out the...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Google is bringing TV listings to search results
In its quest to bring more valuable information to search, Google will soon add live TV listings to results, allowing you to find out exactly when and what channel your favourite film or TV show is on...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 Mobile preview lets you text from your PC
Microsoft is trying hard to unify Windows 10 across devices, so now your PC can act like a phone. The latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview update features an app called "Messaging Everywhere&...
06:06 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger gets group calling with up to 50 friends
While Facebook is obsessed with bots, it's not the only new feature the company has been working on for Messenger. The app will soon be getting group calls which, as its name implies, allows you ...
05:25 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Scientists design fast, flexible transistor for wearables
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have devised a cheap method to make impressively fast and flexible silicon-based transistors. Their technique involves using beams of electrons to...
04:42 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Australian researchers developed a blood test for Parkinson's
By the time Parkinson's disease makes itself known in humans, it's already too late for treatment. But La Trobe University in Australia has developed a test that detects a biomarker present ...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Bang and Olufsen's new compact speaker packs big sound
Bang and Olufsen is well-known for its high-end audio gear, but the Danish electronics company has a number of portable devices under its belt, too. Today, the company announced the BeoPlay A1: the co...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Opera is the first big web browser with a built-in VPN
If you've wanted to use a virtual private network to improve your web privacy or (let's be honest) dodge content restrictions, you've usually had to either install a third-party client ...
01:28 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Google's Chrome experiment shows artists painting with light
Google has commissioned six artists to paint and sculpt with light using the company's virtual painting app Tilt Brush. And yes, the big G has captured the whole process, so you can watch the art...
12:22 am -04 - Thu, April 21, 2016
Engadget Court rejects child porn case evidence FBI got through malware
A Massachusetts court has thrown out evidence for a child porn case that the feds obtained by using malware. Christopher Soghoian from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told Motherboard that &...
11:24 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Your next colored bracelet can detect environmental pollution
Turns out your collection of neon-colored silicone bracelets have a use beyond showing support for a fallen-from-grace cyclist's non-profit after all. The material can actually trap pollutants yo...
10:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget 'Hearthstone' update brings drastic changes to the card game
Hearthstone is undergoing some changes in the interest of keeping the digital-trading-card game fresh. But in introducing the "Whispers of the Old Gods" -- expansion out on the 26th -- devel...
09:04 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget VLC media player is coming to Xbox One
The promise of Windows apps on Xbox One has been hanging out there for quite a while, but now that it's really happening we're seeing some results. One of the big names that will arrive on t...
08:43 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget UC Davis apologizes for trying to bury pepper spray incident
After leading UC Davis through some admittedly hard times, the school's chancellor Linda Katehi has issued something of a mea culpa for the way her communications department handled the fallout f...
08:16 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Antbo is a robot insect companion anyone can build
Interested in building and programming your own robot? You might want to give Antbo a try. Billed as the "insect robot designed for anyone with an inquisitive mind," it's a programmable...
07:37 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget 'Mr. Robot' season 2.0 hits USA on July 13
Everyone's favorite paranoid hacker dreamboat returns to type furiously and maybe destroy capitalism in season two of Mr. Robot, premiering on USA July 13. The show follows Elliot Alderson (Rami ...
06:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' basketball update lands on April 26th
Rocket League's quest to include every major sport continues. Psyonix has revealed that its game's promised basketball mode, Rocket League Hoops, will arrive as part of a free update on Apr...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Latest 'Division' exploit delivers unlimited damage
Just days after The Division community was warned they could be banned from the game for exploiting shoddy code comes one doozy of an exploit for Ubisoft's hit game. Due to a bug in the "Com...
05:59 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Analyze YouTube war footage with Google's Montage app
Where information from warzones used to trickle in, the internet has brought a flood of user-generated media. And though there are some tools available that can quickly parse through that data in real...
05:25 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Network is adding two-factor sign-ins
It's about to get much harder for someone to compromise your PlayStation Network account. Sony has confirmed that it's working on two-factor authentication for PSN, preventing intruders from...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Watch the 'Star Fox Zero' animated short here at 6PM ET
Ahead of the launch of Star Fox Zero on Wii U, scheduled for April 22nd, Nintendo this week teased an animated short with ties to the game's story. Titled Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins, the fi...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Samsung's thin and light Notebook 9 harks back to simpler times
Samsung's new flagship laptop, the $1,500 Notebook 9, does not have a touchscreen. Its display does not detach or fold back into tablet mode. It's not even that exciting-looking. And yet I a...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget VW will reportedly pay you $5,000 to settle its emissions scandal
If you were burned by Volkswagen's emissions cheating and don't think that $1,000 in credits and gift cards will cut it, we have good news for you... maybe. Die Welt sources understand that ...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Intel's move away from PCs is difficult, but necessary
There's no doubt the PC market is in trouble. We've seen shipments drop steadily over the last few years -- with the steepest decline ever occurring in the last quarter of 2015 -- spurred on...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Intel's move away from PCs is difficult but necessary
There's no doubt the PC market is in trouble. We've seen shipments drop steadily over the past few years -- with the steepest decline ever occurring in the last quarter of 2015 -- spurred on...
03:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Comcast Xfinity heads to Roku and Samsung TVs without a box
While the FCC is working on ways to "unlock the box," Comcast announced plans for its Xfinity TV service that don't require the set-top add-on. Later this year, the company will release...
03:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Comcast Xfinity heads to Roku and Samsung TVs without a box (Update: FCC responds)
While the FCC is working on ways to "unlock the box," Comcast announced plans for its Xfinity TV service that don't require the set-top add-on. Later this year, the company will release...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Amazon needs to simplify Prime Video to compete with Netflix
You can now buy a monthly subscription to Amazon Prime Video, a move that puts the service in direct competition with Netflix. In a lot of ways, Amazon comes out looking like a strong option. For star...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget AOL bought its own VR studio for HuffPo videos
News outlets have already jumped on the VR bandwagon, and today another publication joins the fray. Today, AOL announced its acquisition of the LA-based virtual reality and 360-degree video production...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget 'Exploding Kittens' is now on Android
Exploding Kittens, the most-funded game ever to cross Kickstarter's funding goal line is now available on Android. The multiplayer card contest, illustrated by The Oatmeal, works a lot like anoth...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Google Keep finally gets a Chrome extension for easier saving
Heads up, taskmasters and note-takers: Google Keep just got a few new features that should help it fit better into your workflow. For one, Google finally got around to making a Chrome extension so you...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Find and play podcasts in the Android Google app
Google finally added podcasts to Google Play Music this week, but the episodic content is still rolling out to the music service's Android app. While you're waiting to have all of your liste...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Google Keep finally gets a good Chrome extension for easier saving
Heads up, taskmasters and note-takers: Google Keep just got a few new features that should help it fit better into your workflow. For one, Google finally got around to making its Chrome extension more...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget 'Shadow Complex Remastered' hits the PS4 on May 3
Sony announced on Wednesday that is bringing the last-gen hit sidescroller Shadow Complex into the modern gaming era and release a remastered version of it on May 3rd for the PS4. For those not famili...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Arduino clone is as small as an AA battery
What do you do if even the smallest Arduino boards (or their clones) are too big for your homebrew project? If you're Johan Kanflo, you find a way to make them even smaller. His AAduino project...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget The best portable vaporizer for most people
By Mark Smirniotis This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After looking at 30 top models and testing eight, we c...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Samsung team-up aims to improve your mobile payments
If you've ever tried paying with your phone at a store, you know that the experience is often only as good as the payment reader -- a sketchy terminal could lead to you pulling out a credit card ...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360
It's the end of a gaming era: Microsoft has stopped making the Xbox 360, a little over 10 years after the console first reached shelves. As the company explains, the problems of making a decade-o...
12:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: Yes, the Earth is round
I can't believe I even had to type that as a title. But apparently it's a thing on the internet to believe that we live on a flat planet. Whether or not they're trying to troll us is un...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Google Inbox can keep up with your changing calendar
Ever struggled to keep up with a calendar event as people email changes in their plans? You won't have to panic after today. Google is updating Inbox with a smarter approach to Google Calendar ev...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget The Pico Neo is a dumb VR headset with a smart controller
We're still not sure what the future of VR looks like. Oculus, HTC and Valve are focusing on systems based around powerful gaming PCs. Sony will use its PlayStation 4 as a standardized base for P...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget BBC to air early David Attenborough documentaries in colour
Sir David Attenborough has been making natural history and wildlife documentaries for more than 60 years. One of his earliest productions, Zoo Quest, was broadcast in the early 1950s, before colour TV...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Firefighter mask offers hands-free thermal imaging
When firefighters tackle a dangerous blaze, thermal imaging can be their greatest ally. It's usually integrated in a small handheld camera, helping team members to quickly locate civilians, peak ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the LG G5 in about a minute
LG's latest flagship phone, the G5, is a fascinating device. Just plug in optional modules -- excuse us, "Friend" accessories -- and you can enjoy extra functionality when you need it: ...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Snapchat's 420 Bob Marley filter is just digital blackface
Today is April 20th, and you now what that means -- time for everyone to celebrate marijuana! Snapchat is paying tribute to 420 with a few new filters. Sure, the "traveling bong" one is inno...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget US Air Force sets a new maglev speed record
The US Air Force has smashed the world speed record for a vehicle aided by magnetic levitation, or "mag lev." The 846th Test Squadron at the Holloman Air Force Base broke the milestone twice...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Giphy brings its image search app to Android
Online GIF clearinghouse Giphy debuted a new means of finding and sharing animated GIFs using Android on Tuesday. The Giphy app now empowers users to search the entirety of Giphy's library and sh...
09:42 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Lian Li's first standing desk is also a computer
Lian Li is no stranger to building desks with computers crammed into them, but this is the first time it's playing to the standing desk crowd. After all, you can justify more of those late night ...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Nissan outs Mitsubishi for cheating fuel economy tests
Mitsubishi Motors has admitted to manipulating data in Japanese fuel efficiency tests in order to overstate the fuel efficiency of 625,000 cars.Unlike the Volkswagen scandal, the cheating wasn't ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget The Pictar brings SLR-style camera controls to (most) iPhones
There's no shortage of accessories that promised to turn iPhones into better cameras. But truly useful ones? Those can be hard to come by. Even so, Miggo, a startup best known for its SLR accesso...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: How cancer travels, true hoverboard and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT researchers discovered that cancer cells can unclump to squeeze through teeny capillaries, then reassemble as cancer clumps on the other side. Zapata Racing has a p...
08:35 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget San Francisco mandates rooftop solar panels starting in 2017
San Francisco has been pushing toward 100 percent of its energy to come from renewable resources for a while now. And to further that, the city recently passed legislation that would require new const...
08:15 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget McDonald's places a large order of Samsung tablets in the UK
If you make a trip to a McDonald's in the coming months, expect to see a few tablets. As part of an agreement with device management company SOTI, the fast food chain plans to install Samsung Gal...
07:35 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget BMW's key EV executives depart for Chinese startup
Several key executives behind BMW's well-regarded i8 and i3 electric vehicles have been hired away by a little-known China-based company called Future Mobility. The German automaker confirmed to ...
06:24 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget China's LeEco teases its very own autonomous electric car
LeEco really wants the world to know it isn't just about TVs and smartphones. After the announcements of its investment in Faraday Future and Aston Martin earlier this year, today LeEco showed of...
06:06 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Europe starts antitrust proceedings with Google over Android
The day Google feared has finally come: The European Commission has filed formal charges against the search giant for anti-competitive behavior related to Android. The European Union's commission...
05:25 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Apple agrees to pay $24.9 million to settle Siri patent lawsuit
Apple has agreed to settle yet another lawsuit from the ever-growing list of litigations it's battling to the tune of $24.9 million. This particular case, filed back in 2012 by a company called D...
04:21 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget LeEco's three new smartphones ditch the headphone jack
We've been hearing rumors about Apple killing the 3.5mm headphone jack on its next major iPhone release, but looks like one Chinese company was keen to beat its American rival in this "race....
04:06 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Amazon brings one-hour Prime Now deliveries to Leeds
Amazon has further extended its Prime Now delivery service to parts of Yorkshire, offering one-hour shipping in Leeds and two-hour in windows Bradford, Wakefield and Huddersfield. It comes just a week...
03:31 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget IBM Watson can customize your canned granola
Don't worry: IBM's Watson didn't whip up a bunch of needlessly complicated granola recipes for a cookbook that you must make (for science!). No, we're talking about its partnership...
02:24 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S7 phones get pink option that isn't rose gold
Not one to hold back on spinning out new colors and editions months after a smartphone debuts, Samsung's revealed metallic rose-hued Galaxy S7s and S7 Edges for Korean phone-shoppers. Wait, it�...
01:08 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Former astronaut auctions Zeiss lens from Apollo 15
Today in oddly specific artifacts of technology: the first telephoto lens used by an astronaut on the surface of the moon is currently on the auction block alongside a payload of other NASA memorabili...
12:04 am -04 - Wed, April 20, 2016
Engadget Google thinks Google.com is a dangerous website
Google's Safe Browsing Site Status checker lists, well, Google.com as a partially dangerous website, a Reddit user has discovered. It warns that "some pages on this website redirect visitors...
11:11 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Lyft nixed its surge cap and didn't tell riders
Surge pricing is an expensive fact of life for Uber and Lyft riders, but Lyft's policy was to cap their "Prime Time" surge prices at 3x normal. In February Lyft informed drivers it was ...
10:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget 'Max Payne' grimaces on PlayStation 4 this week
Quantum Break is the reason you should buy an Xbox One if you already haven't, but if you want to see an HD version of where developer Remedy Games basically got its start, you'll need a Pla...
09:24 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Lawsuit asks Justice Department to reveal decryption orders
Do you want to know whether or not US officials have ever forced a company to decrypt data to aid in an investigation? So does the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The civil liberties group has sued ...
08:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Study: Americans are ditching home internet for mobile
According to a new study from the US Census Bureau, more and more American households across a range of incomes are relying on mobile internet service as their sole means for getting online. In fact, ...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Uber shuts down its Instant Delivery food service in NYC
Uber has pulled the plug on Instant Delivery in New York City. The UberEats feature, which offers pre-set lunch items to be delivered in 10 minutes or less, had been available to people in The Big App...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Unofficial Apple Watch battery band put on hold
There's a good reason why you don't want to base a business around unsupported solutions to other companies' problems: those companies can break compatibility at any given moment. And ...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget 'Warcraft' among Universal Pictures' first 4K offerings
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment detailed its list of 4k Blu-ray releases scheduled this summer, and it's just the tip of the iceberg for 4K Blu-ray collectors.Beginning with Warcraft, Jason...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget 'Warcraft' among Universal's first Ultra HD Blu-ray offerings
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment detailed its list of Ultra HD Blu-ray releases scheduled this summer, and it's just the tip of the iceberg for 4K home video collectors. Beginning with Warcr...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Postmates is set to launch 15-minute food deliveries in NYC
Even as Uber kills off its own rapid lunchtime delivery service in New York City, Postmates announced on Tuesday that it will launch its own version tomorrow starting at 11am EST. NYC deliveries will ...
05:44 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Play the complete 'Walking Dead: Michonne' series in April
Following the success of The Walking Dead game, Telltale launched a new miniseries starring everyone's favorite katana-wielding heroine, Michonne. The studio will release the third and final epis...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Pinterest rebuilt its app to speed up your board browsing
Pinterest regularly adds new features that make using its digital scrapbook of sorts a more pleasant experience. Features like shopping pins, location pins and a search tool that can identify items in...
05:11 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget VW staff used code words to hide emissions cheating
Volkswagen's problems cooperating with emissions investigators aren't just a matter of navigating privacy laws... if you believe insiders, it's because the culprits did a good job of ke...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Skype's chat bots come to Macs and the web
You no longer have to be quite so picky about where you chat with Skype's chat bots. The Skype team has made preview bots available on both the native Mac app and the web, giving you a way to as...
04:45 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget The Shock Clock band uses fear and electricity to wake you up
How hard is it to get up in the morning? When you have a job, and want to keep it, most of us can usually haul our sleepy asses out from beneath the duvet, even if that's at the last minute. I�...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Corning can now print high-res images on its Gorilla Glass
Corning revealed a new use for its line of toughened touch surfaces on Tuesday, dubbed Vibrant Gorilla Glass, which will enable manufacturers to print high-resolution images on the material. "It ...
04:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Intel cuts 12,000 jobs in restructuring initiative
Intel announced that it's laying off 12,000 employees today in a radical measure designed to restructure the company. In a statement, the company said that it plans to accelerate its evolution fr...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Razer's latest gaming keyboard and mouse are built for your lap
Remember the Turret, Razer's living room-friendly mouse and keyboard combo? After more than a year of waiting, it's finally ready for action. Plunk down $160 and you'll get a pair of ...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget My Miitomo addiction proves social media is just a game
I used to think there was no room for another social network in my life. I already have Twitter for public interactions and jokes, Facebook for connecting with friends and family, Instagram for sharin...
03:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Vizio brings tablet remotes and 4K to lower-cost TVs
You don't have to splurge on Vizio's higher-end P-Series TVs to get some of their nicer features. The company is trotting out new M-Series and E-Series sets that bring over some of the nice...
03:04 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Android security report shows why you should stick to Google Play
Many security-conscious types will tell you to only grab apps from Google Play if you want to avoid malware, and Google just provided a good reason why. The internet giant has released its second-eve...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Denon outfits Heos speakers with Bluetooth and high-res audio
Denon debuted its Heos line of speakers nearly two years ago, a set of audio gear that looked to rival multi-room setups like Sonos and others. Now Denon is giving the speakers a bit of a boost by add...
02:13 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget 'Bastion' studio's third game, 'Pyre,' prepares to party in 2017
Pyre tells the story of three wanderers living in exile in a vast purgatory called the Downside, fighting for the chance to rejoin their homeland. They travel and battle in the Rites, a secret competi...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Airbnb's new iOS and Android apps promise to help you live like a local
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky just took the stage at a lavish event held in the company's San Francisco headquarters to introduce new apps for iOS and Android that he says are a reflection of the compa...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Viber to add encryption to its messaging app
Viber announced on Tuesday that it is rolling out end-to-end encryption to its messaging app (vers 6.0) across every one of its platforms -- Android, iOS, Mac and PC -- and every one of its communicat...
12:28 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget HBO and Discovery make major investment in virtual reality
Virtual reality isn't just seeing a revival when it comes to gaming, immersive content is taking root in journalism, movies and television as well. In fact, two networks made an investment in a v...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget 'Mafia III' drops you in a 60s gang war this October
A new Mafia III trailer dropped today, teasing more of the game's mobster action from the late 1960s. It all takes place in the fictional city of New Bordeaux, a locale loosely inspired by New Or...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget 'Mafia III' drops you in a '60s gang war this October
A new Mafia III trailer dropped today, teasing more of the game's mobster action from the late 1960s. It all takes place in the fictional city of New Bordeaux, a locale loosely inspired by New Or...
11:43 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Play with your pets from anywhere with PlayDate's smart ball
We've seen connected food dispensers and health trackers for pets, but we're still waiting for the first truly great smart pet toy. That's what PlayDate is aiming for with its smart bal...
11:24 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Magic Leap reveals more about its 'mixed reality' tech
Despite billions in funding and board members like Peter Jackson and Sundar Pichai, there's still a lot of mystery around Magic Leap's augmented reality (AR) tech. We know that it's mak...
11:05 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an LG G5 courtesy of Spigen!
With spring upon us, you may have cleaned your house and refreshed your wardrobe, but this week you could also win a fresh new smartphone to brighten up the season. Case and accessory maker Spigen has...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Magic Instruments' digital guitar makes it easy for anyone to jam
Magic Instruments co-founder and CEO Brian Fan knows the pain of learning new instruments all too well. A Juilliard-trained pianist before starting his own company, he spent a stretch of his life tryi...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly hires former Tesla engineering VP
Apple and Tesla have been known to swap employees on the regular, especially with development for Project Titan ramping up in Cupertino. It seems Tim Cook &amp; Co. are it again, this time reporte...
10:23 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Nokia's Ozo camera now broadcasts live VR
Now that live virtual reality is hitting the mainstream, you need a camera to make it happen, don't you? Nokia is happy to help. It's creating a live VR broadcasting option for its Ozo camer...
10:02 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget VR porn to be offered as room service in Las Vegas
For decades, people have been renting naughty movies to watch in the privacy of their hotel rooms. Now, with virtual reality becoming more prevalent, one company is experimenting with a combination of...
09:51 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Drone flights will be banned during Obama's visit to London
Drones have been banned in parts of London while Barack Obama visits the UK this week. An advisory published by the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) and regulator the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)...
09:42 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Mammalian embryos can grow in space
An experiment aboard China's Shijian 10 (SJ-10) satellite has proven that mammalian embryos can develop in space, according to the country's state-ran media. SJ-10, the country's recove...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget PillDrill does smart medication tracking in style
Folks who rely on medication for a long period may forget their routine once in a while, especially the elderly or anyone with memory loss. It also gets rather dull when every conversation with the fa...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: VR Mars bus tour, self-assembling nanowire and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Lockheed Martin is encouraging kids to get into STEM with a Mars Experience Bus, with giant displays that look as though they're actually driving on the surface of...
08:39 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Apple just fixed one of the Macbook Air's biggest problems
Ever since Apple stopped trying to sell it at $1,799, the 13-inch MacBook Air has been one of its most popular computers. The eventual drop down to $999 made it accessible to a far larger crowd, but i...
08:36 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Apple upgrades its MacBook series and adds a rose gold option
It's been just over a year since Apple launched its slimmer Macbook series. Today, the company is upgrading them with new processors (from Intel's sixth-generation Core M series), as well as...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Netflix details its HDR streaming lineup for this year
Netflix recently revealed it had rolled out support for high dynamic range video, starting with the first season of Marco Polo. This was the initial step in the company's plan to go all in on tha...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Netflix details its HDR streaming lineup for the year
Netflix recently revealed it had rolled out support for high dynamic range video, starting with the first season of Marco Polo. This was the initial step in the company's plan to go all in on tha...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Yes, someone made a smart clothes peg
It seems nothing is safe from the Internet of Things revolution. The latest attempt to make a household object smarter is Peggy, a connected clothes peg by Australian detergent company OMO. A few basi...
06:29 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Nubia brings flagship photography to a cheap phone
It was 10 months ago when we talked about how China's Nubia was bringing its camera-centric Z9 smartphone to the US market, but if you check now, the store link on its official English website is...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Submit your questions for the US Senate's first open debate
Normally, the press frames important US election debates by choosing the questions and controlling the video broadcast. For the first time, however, the public will decide the agenda in a clash over a...
05:41 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Guile is coming to 'Street Fighter V' this month
It still feels weird that Street Fighter V launched without Guile, one of the series' most iconic characters, but developer Capcom is fixing that. Later this month, the well-coiffed world warrior...
04:12 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Google Drive saves individual Slides, Docs or Sheets offline
Google introduced offline access to Sheets, Docs and Slides for Drive back in 2013, but once you select the option, it stores a large chunk of files on your device. Starting today, however, an update ...
02:55 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget Feds begin criminal investigation against Theranos
In a letter addressed to its partners, the once-promising blood test startup Theranos has admitted that it's under criminal investigation. According to multiple sources, the US Securities and Exc...
01:33 am -04 - Tue, April 19, 2016
Engadget 'World of Warcraft' keeps growing with 'Legion' in August
Blizzard will launch World of Warcraft's sixth expansion, Legion, on August 30th, unleashing hordes of hellish beasts and fresh quests into the game world. Legion adds the Demon Hunter hero class...
11:58 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Harvard-made robot can teach kids how to code
If you want to get kids' full undivided attention, you'll have to think of a fun way to do things. That's why a group of roboticists from Harvard's Wyss Institute created Root: a s...
11:07 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget 'PS4.5' report: 4K output, will play nice with older console
The PS4.5 rumors have gotten a bit juicier. The "NEO," as it's being referred to internally, features upgraded specs (an 8-core processor running at 2.1 GHz versus the standard model�...
10:04 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Apple confirms that it is no longer supporting Quicktime for Windows
Back in the day, a not-insignificant number of Windows users ended up with Apple's Quicktime software installed on their computers, thanks in large part to iTunes. It's been a long time sinc...
09:10 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'The Revenant,' 'Better Call Saul,' 'Game of Thrones'
As the NBA and NHL playoffs get into gear, it's also time for the second season of Better Call Saul to wrap up. Meanwhile, The Revenant is ready on both Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray, while Star F...
08:22 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget See Earth in stunning 4K from the ISS
Check out some of the most gorgeous footage ever caught of Earth. NASA astronauts have beamed down stunning 4K footage of our planet from the ISS using a RED Epic Dragon digital camera and posted it o...
07:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Watch a robotic snake swim eerily like the real thing
Don't be shocked if you see a mechanical snake swimming around undersea equipment in the near future... it (probably) isn't there to kill you. Eelume, Kongsberg Maritime and Statoil are bui...
06:39 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget DARPA's wild 24-fan aircraft flies for the first time
DARPA's plan for a 24-fan VTOL aircraft (vertical takeoff and landing) sounds ridiculous on the surface, but it really does work -- at least, in testing. Aurora Flight Sciences has flown a small-...
06:06 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Congressman calls for probe of longstanding mobile security flaw
It's no secret that Signaling System 7 -- a set of crucial protocols that define how phone calls, messages and data are routed through networks -- is flawed. Thanks to a recent report by 60 Minut...
05:36 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Track all your partner's infidelities with this smart mattress
Having failed at marketing their internet-connected mattress for babies, Spanish company Durmet has flipped the pillow talk on their WiFi-enabled "Smarttress." The device now comes in an adu...
05:04 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Horror game 'The Park' reaches consoles May 3rd
Funcom's The Park has become a bit of a sleeper hit among PC gamers thanks to its combination of parenthood-themed horror and its Let's Play-friendly game mechanics, and now it's ready ...
04:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Netflix is putting five percent of its cash budget into films
Now that Amazon is offering a monthly video subscription and Netflix's delayed price hike is kicking in, how are things going for the video streaming king? According to its just-released Q1 2016 ...
04:29 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Tesla gives owners free trial of its self-driving future
Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode is a great way to get a tiny glimpse into the self-driving-car future. Currently if you're a Model X or S owner and you didn't add the option when...
04:07 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Someone turned 'Fallout: New Vegas' into an interactive video
If you have a soft spot for Choose Your Own Adventure stories but wish they were set in your favorite video game universes... well, you'd better clear your schedule. Many A True Nerd has turned B...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Nintendo teases 'Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins' animated film
This week, Star Fox Zero will finally make its debut on the Wii U, after being delayed last year. In celebration of that, Nintendo created an animated short called Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins. Th...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Virtual Desktop is a glimpse at a future without monitors
I can trace my computing history along a path of display milestones. The 10-inch VGA monitor that came with my Packard Bell desktop in the '90s was a huge leap forward from the low-res Apple II d...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Virtual Desktop for VR is a glimpse at a future without monitors
I can trace my computing history along a path of display milestones. The 10-inch VGA monitor that came with my Packard Bell desktop in the '90s was a huge leap forward from the low-res Apple II d...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget YouTube now streams 360-degree live video
You no longer have to watch canned footage if you want to enjoy YouTube's support for 360-degree video. YouTube is rolling out live 360-degree streaming, giving you a chance to watch that concer...
02:50 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Siri reveals Apple's WWDC event will begin June 13th
When it comes to announcing plans for an event, the folks in Cupertino typically send out invites and info via email. That's not the case this year, though, as Apple is relying on its virtual ass...
02:32 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry CEO won't say whether he gave up encryption keys
Here's what we know, thanks to an investigation by Motherboard and Vice: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have a key that unlocks encrypted messages on every single non-corporate BlackBerry. Her...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Ubisoft to ban 'Division' players who exploit its shoddy coding
A community manager for Ubisoft's hit game, The Division, warned players against exploiting in-game glitches to gather extra end-game loot. The issue first appeared last week with the debut of th...
01:51 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget EU close to slapping Google with antitrust charges over Android
The European Union's probe into a possible antitrust case against Google over Android might just lead to full-fledged legal action. Reuters sources claim that the European Commission is getting r...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Overhauling every town in 'Skyrim' took one dev four years
Skyrim came out in 2011 but earlier this month, a modder released Holds: The City Overhaul, an expansion that renovates every village and town in the game. Even among a mod community that refuses to l...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Podcasts are now available in Google Play Music
Perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets of the last six months has come to pass: Podcasts have officially been added to Google Play Music for Android and on the web. This comes right as predicted last w...
12:40 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Google won't face Supreme Court fight over book scanning
After many years, Google's efforts to scan out-of-print books for online searching is officially in the clear. The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal over Google's victory in a...
12:05 pm -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget 'BioShock' creator takes on 'The Twilight Zone' interactive drama
Ken Levine, best known as the mastermind behind Take-Two's BioShock series, is working on an interactive live-action film based on The Twilight Zone, Wired reports. Levine will write and direct t...
11:37 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget AI-powered cameras make thermal imaging more accessible
As cool as thermal cameras may be, they're not usually very bright -- they may show you something hiding in the dark, but they won't do much with it. FLIR wants to change that with its new ...
11:02 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget IMAX wants to host your indoor cycling sessions
If you live in in the heart of a city, it's hard to enjoy biking outside... not unless you like weaving through traffic. IMAX might have the next best thing, though. It's testing IMAXShift...
10:41 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Uber forced to suspend surge pricing in Delhi
Uber has announced that it will suspend surge pricing in Delhi after the government moved to protect locals from overcharging. The city is testing a Chinese-style odd-even rule to combat pollution, so...
10:19 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget GameStop starts its own game publishing wing
Now that GameStop has dipped its toes into game publishing, it's ready to jump in with both feet: the retailer has launched GameTrust, its own publishing division. The new wing will initially han...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget It's complicated: A film examines our relationship with social media
In a world of status updates, indie filmmaker Kerith Lemon categorizes her relationship with modern technology under the "It's complicated" banner. And with good reason. Lemon, whose sh...
09:39 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Shazam finally syncs matched tracks across devices
Shazam has a lot more competition from Siri, Cortana and other services, but the music recognition service has tried to stay on top with Google Now integration, faster recognition and other new tricks...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget There was gonna be a 'Guitar Hero' MMO
In the five years following the first Guitar Hero, Activision sought to flood the market with variations on the theme. But if the company hadn't swung the axe in 2011, we were even going to get a...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget 'Edge of Nowhere' and 'Song of the Deep' land in the summer
Edge of Nowhere and Song of the Deep sound like perfect games for the summer. Edge of Nowhere is a single-player VR game about the secrets hiding in Antarctica's ice sheets, and Song of the Deep ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Oculus and 'Ratchet and Clank' studio reveal two more VR games
Insomniac Games and Oculus Studios have partnered to create Feral Rites, a 3D brawler set on a mystical island, and The Unspoken, a player-vs-player spellcasting game, both exclusively for the Oculus ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget LinkedIn's new app for students tries to make job-hunting easier
There's been a lot of talk in recent years about how hard it is for recent college graduates to find gainful employment. LinkedIn has become a major source for job hunting and networking, but it&...
08:31 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Flexible lens sheets could change way cameras see
Cameras are already embedded in a lot of devices, but what you could wrap them around things like a "skin?" That's the premise of "flexible sheet cameras" developed by scienti...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget MIT's digital lookout in the crows nest of cyber warfare
"Think about the system as a virtual analyst," says Kaylan Veermachaneni, co-creator of MIT's latest artificial intelligence. He's a research scientist at the university's Com...
07:55 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Sky's deal with Sony paves the way for 4K movies
Sky has sewn up its first pan-European deal with Sony today, ensuring the studio's movies arrive promptly, and in 4K resolution, in every country where it operates. In the UK, the new agreement m...
07:05 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Coder brings 'Counter-Strike' to Android
To be successful at Counter-Strike, you need tremendous reflexes and hand-eye coordination. That's why the shooter has always thrived on PC, where players can use tricked out monitors, keyboards ...
06:25 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget BBC opens up iPlayer to outside content for the first time
Last September, the BBC put forward a number of proposals to make iPlayer and the rest of its broadcasting services more "open" and distinctive. One of these was a pledge to allow other peop...
06:08 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget FAA says shooting down drones is a federal crime
Some judges might think you're allowed to shoot down drones that encroach on your turf, but don't tell that to the Federal Aviation Administration. In response to Forbes' questions, the...
05:27 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget DJI's pro M600 drone adapts to the camera it's carrying
DJI might be most well known for its ubiquitous Phantom series of quadcopters, but the company makes professional drones and camera kit, too. The latest addition to the pro line is the $4,599 Matrice ...
04:35 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Drone hits British Airways plane at Heathrow Airport
The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating an incident at Heathrow Airport after British Airways plane was hit by what is believed to be a drone. BBC News reports that the pilot of airc...
03:25 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Australia tests mail delivery drones
If you needed any further proof that drones can be mail couriers, you just got it. Australia Post has successfully field-tested a drone system that would deliver small packages, particularly time-sen...
01:56 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime Video is now a standalone monthly service
Starting tomorrow, you won't need to pay $100 in one shot to sign up for a year of Amazon Prime, according to the New York Times. The retail giant will not only launch a monthly option for its fu...
01:14 am -04 - Mon, April 18, 2016
Engadget You can predict city gentrification through check-ins and tweets
Do you dread the thought of gentrification jacking up real estate prices (and stifling culture) in your neighborhood? In the future, you might only need keep tabs on social networks to know when your...
11:11 pm -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Study: we can ditch fossil fuels in 10 years, if we want to
The quest to end the use of fossil fuels might not be as daunting as you think. A University of Sussex study claims that humanity could drop coal and oil within a decade, based largely on historical ...
09:40 pm -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Beverly Hills is creating its own fleet of self-driving cars
Picture the streets of Beverly Hills and you probably imagine seas of ultra-luxurious cars piloted by celebrities or their chauffeurs. However, you may have to get used to a new sight in the future: ...
08:08 pm -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Venus probe's first detailed results reveal strange clouds
Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft almost didn't make it into orbit around Venus, but it's clear that the effort to put it back on track is paying off. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ...
06:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget High-tech scalpel makes brain surgery less risky
The "smart scalpel" developed by a researcher named David Oliva Uribe in Brussels, Belgium doesn't look or even work like a conventional scalpel. It has no edge, has a sensor-rich spher...
05:07 pm -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Intel's Apollo Lake chips promise slimmer, beefier budget PCs
Intel's Atom-based processors have gotten much better at delivering a lot of bang for the buck, but there's still little doubt that you're using a low-cost system. PCs like HP's St...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget GoPro announces VR video app and livestreaming tools
It's been a busy few days for GoPro. The firm officially took the wraps off its six-camera Omni VR rig last week, snagged one of Apple's top designers, and partnered with over 100 companies ...
03:34 pm -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo can answer questions about your kid's health
Amazon Echo's voice assistant has gained a handful of new skills, including the ability to answer questions about your kid's health. It now has access to KidsMD, a new app powered by info pr...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Yelp gives you quotes for home services
Yelp is normally the service you use when you want to escape the home, but now it's aiming to be your go-to source for help in the home. It just launched a feature that gives you price quotes fo...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's luggage detective
Your valuable belongings getting damaged? Ben Heck the Luggage Detective is on the case. Using an NXP accelerometer and motion sensors, Ben produces a logging device that can fit inside your baggage t...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Governance gaffes
With the 2016 presidential elections beginning to reach fever pitch, some candidates have adopted the classic tactic of blaming the guy who's already got the job. That's not to say the admin...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: The Tesla Model S gets an upgrade
The Tesla Model S is one of the highest-rated electric cars ever, and it just got even better. This week the automaker rolled out an upgrade that gives the vehicle a bigger battery, a refreshed exteri...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Highlights from the all-electric Formula E competition in Long Beach
Translogic heads to the Formula E Long Beach ePrix to take in the all-electric race action. These electric open-wheel race cars are limited to 170 kW during competition, with an additional 100 kJ of p...
05:15 am -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget China's realistic robot Jia Jia can chat with real humans
The University of Science and Technology of China has recently unveiled an eerily realistic robot named Jia Jia. While she looks more human-like than that creepy ScarJo robot, you'll probably sti...
01:24 am -04 - Sun, April 17, 2016
Engadget Extra-thin LEDs put a screen on your skin
Eventually, wearable displays might be so thin that they effectively blend into your skin. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an optoelectronic skin whose polymer LEDs and organic photode...
11:38 pm -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget The first 'Dark Souls 3' add-on doesn't hit until this fall
Given that plenty of folks went to impressive lengths to play FromSoftware's latest game early, I'm betting the following Dark Souls 3 news isn't going to sit well with them. Why? Becau...
10:06 pm -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget Ancient apps leave 3.2 million PCs open to ransomware attacks
Criminals are relying on some particularly insidious ways to spread ransomware. Cisco's Talos group has discovered that intruders are taking advantage of vulnerabilities in old versions of Folle...
08:37 pm -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget Cricket Wireless has an unlimited plan for $65 a month
Not be left in the dust by the likes of T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon when it comes to pre-paid smartphone plans, AT&amp;T is getting aggressive with its Cricket Wireless offering. For $65 a month (...
07:05 pm -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget Apple made a one-of-a-kind iPad Pro for a charity auction
Don't think the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is ostentatious enough? You'll want to book a trip to London, then. In support of a Design Museum charity auction on April 28th, Apple's Jony Ive and ...
05:33 pm -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget Louis CK ends his web-only video series
Louis CK's success in selling online-only video couldn't last forever, it seems. The comedian has ended his web series Horace and Pete after one 10-episode season, adding the option to buy ...
04:04 pm -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget Sony, car makers halt production after Japan earthquakes
Southern Japan has been hit by two serious earthquakes in a matter of days, and those back-to-back disasters may have a significant impact on the tech industry. To start with, Sony has temporarily sh...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget A gaming mouse is a luxury I don't need, but I still want one
A while ago I assembled a list of eight gaming mice worth buying. They ran the gamut in terms of design, customization and, of course, price. Though all of these mice are still available and I'd ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the HTC Vive in a minute
Without a doubt, the HTC Vive is the most immersive VR headset you can buy right now, but that doesn't mean we recommend it wholesale. Though the included motion controllers and whole-room option...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget 6 tents that take technology off-grid
By Cat DiStasioPeople often go camping to escape the modern world, but a little technology can make a good vacation even better. The tents of the future set up in a snap, protect campers from lightnin...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: A look at what music does to your brain
The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does to Our BrainsBelle Beth Cooper,Fast CompanyYou probably enjoy listening to music while you're in the office, at the gym or to relax in the evening. B...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: VR real-life surgery, drone impact study and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Royal London Hospital and VR company Medical Realities made the first VR surgical training video while performing an operation on a real person. Meanwhile the pain of g...
02:47 am -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget Genetically modified mushrooms cleared by the USDA
While the ethical debate rages on about genetically modified human embryos, the United States Department of Agriculture has cleared its first CRISPR-modified organism. CRISPR, in case you've forg...
01:11 am -04 - Sat, April 16, 2016
Engadget Lockheed Martin's school bus takes you on a ride across Mars
Lockheed Martin's Generation Beyond initiative aims to "inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers." And what better way to spar...
11:27 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Outlook arrives for Android Wear devices
Microsoft is putting Outlook on the wrists of Google fans. The email app now has support for the Android Wear platform. With it, you can check any notifications that pop, pore over messages, and use p...
10:37 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Canada's prime minister schools reporter on quantum computing
Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, paid a visit to the Perimeter for Theoretical Physicals in Waterloo earlier today. There, he encountered a sassy reporter who seemingly didn't expect...
09:34 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Uber, Lyft drivers will need a business permit in San Francisco
Uber and Lyft drivers in San Francisco will have to register for a business permit if they want to continue earning money from giving and sharing rides. City Treasurer Jose Cisneros has begun sending ...
08:10 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Verizon will reportedly launch its next-gen TV service this year
Massive multimedia conglomerate Verizon is reportedly looking to overhaul one of its key consumer offerings. According to Variety, the company is preparing a next-generation "IP TV service,"...
07:07 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Get streaming video of your innards using ultrasound
Current medical implants use radio waves to talk to receivers outside the human body at a paltry 50Kb per second. Fortunately, there's a faster way! And we already use it to check on babies (and ...
06:09 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Apple responds to government request in NY drug case
Remember when we said the fight between Apple and the government wasn't over? Well, its battle in New York just got a little more interesting. The Cupertino-based company responded to the Departm...
05:36 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget The CIA is investing in social media surveillance even more
Now that even terrorist organizations are savvy with social media, the CIA's investment arm, In-Q-Tel, is pouring more money into companies that help make sense of noisy social networks. As The I...
05:11 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget China is blocking access to Medium
The People's Republic of China is notorious for keeping its citizens from accessing free media, be that online or offline. Thousands of sites are blocked by the country's "great firewal...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Tesla coil zaps nanotubes into a self-assembling circuit
Carbon nanotubes have gotten fanfare for rebooting Moore's Law and possibly powering the next generation of space probes, but that's not all the versatile material can do. How about shocking...
03:54 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Verizon will give you 2GB of data for trying Android Pay
Verizon may be one of the more expensive wireless carriers here in the US, but they do like to throw customers a bone every so often. The latest offer comes in the form of 2GB extra data on your month...
03:31 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Senate to Americans: Your security is not our problem
The Senate Intelligence Committee just released a draft of long-awaited legislation to tackle the problem authorities have with encrypted communications. Namely, because encryption is so secure, it in...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Six for the taxman
There was something I was supposed to do today, but I can't quite seem to recall what it was.... Just kidding! Clearly, today is the day I write and publish the Public Access Weekly! And also the...
02:41 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget House votes to block FCC from regulating broadband prices
In its guidelines for an open internet, the FCC gave itself the ability to regulate what internet customers in the US will pay for service by classifying broadband as a utility. The US House of Repres...
02:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Shuddle shuts down its 'Uber for kids' transportation service
Shuddle's ride-sharing service offered parents a way to get their kids safely to school, sports practices and other commitments. However, it seems the company wasn't able to attract enough f...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget How the Navy's orbiting robots will refurbish civilian satellites
Geosynchronous orbits above Earth are among the most valuable real estate in the solar system. This band of space is utilized by everything from civilian communications and GPS satellites, to governme...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Skype nixes plug-in requirement for web-based chats
Skype for Web offers a handy way to bring your chats and calls to your browser. However, to us it on the web, you had to install a plug-in or extension before you could make audio or video calls. As o...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Apple's recycling efforts are saving it a fortune
Apple's agenda to be more kind to the planet isn't just about getting Friends of the Earth off its back, it's also about saving bucketloads of cash. The company published its environmen...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget The best home security system
By Grant Clauser This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After 20 hours of research and a month spent te...
12:41 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Obama backs FCC plan to open up cable box competition
Back in February, the FCC voted to fight cable's grip on pricey set-top boxes that come bundled with TV service. Part the so-called Unlock the Box initiative is a 60-day comment period on the com...
12:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Livestream's Mevo camera lets you edit video on the fly
Broadcasting live video is one of the biggest tech trends of the last year. It started with Meerkat, but now Facebook and Twitter (via the Periscope app) are unsurprisingly the dominant players in the...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Hulu's recommendations feature starts rolling out to everyone
It's been over a year since Hulu introduced Watchlist, which puts your queue, favorites and watched content all in one place. Up until today, though, that feature was only available to users who ...
11:53 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget AMC decides not to let people text in theaters after all
Well, that was fast. Just two days after AMC CEO Adam Aron said he was considering ways to let patrons use phones in theaters, the company has decided to put the kibosh on that divisive -- and potenti...
11:28 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget A supernova once blasted the moon with radioactive iron
Stars are gigantic hydrogen bombs that normally produce helium with little fuss. When the hydrogen is all gone, however, they implode, causing exotic new elements to be formed by the massive gravitati...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Watching surgery in VR isn't for the faint of heart
Next month, my mom will retire as a theatre nurse. For almost forty years she's been walking into her hospital on a near daily basis, donning a fresh pair of scrubs and helping a surgical team sa...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget 'Ghostbusters' game coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this July
Early trailers for the new, somewhat divisive Ghostbusters movie has sparked a wave of renewed interest in the spooky franchise. Unsurprisingly, Activision is working on a new video game to coincide w...
10:22 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Sling TV is making a box to stream free local TV channels
More than any technical challenge, the big problem for streaming services like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue today is licensing local broadcast networks. Because of that, Sling TV only offers ABC as pa...
10:03 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Australian carrier lets customers win prizes with unused data
Unless you roll it over, the unused mobile data you paid so dearly for is lost in time, like tears in ... rain. For a limited time, however, Virgin Mobile customers in Australia can transform those de...
09:44 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Amazon films make it to Cannes' 2016 lineup
Among all the titles that Cannes is screening at this year's film festival, five aren't like the rest. They're Amazon movies, see, and Cannes is known for refusing to showcase films mad...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Tesla Model S Ludicrous Mode: Brits react
If you put down big money for a Tesla Model S, one of the features you'll never get bored of is Ludicrous Mode. All it requires is a single press on the car's 17-inch touchscreen and the car...
09:23 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Yahoo Esports goes mobile with a dedicated Android app
If you thought Yahoo's push into esports would stop at a dedicated editorial team, guess again. Now the outfit is taking that expertise mobile with the launch of the Yahoo Esports app on Android....
09:00 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Tech cure for paralysis, 3D weight scan and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A smart mirror and scale combo takes a scan of your body to compare yourself to, down the line. Though we are more interested in the PancakeBot. For the first time ever...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Play Doom's open beta all weekend on PS4, Xbox One and Steam
As promised, Doom's multiplayer open beta has arrived. It's been available to download the past few days and now you can actually play the thing. Contents include two maps and two play mode ...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Edward Snowden has too much free time, starts making music
When you almost-singlehandedly expose a vast, secretive spying network, you've every right to a little swagger. And Edward Snowden has frequently displayed that during his slow transition from wh...
07:15 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Of course Huawei is making a Gear VR rival
Huawei may have just announced the fancy P9 and P9 Plus smartphones in London last week, but it actually saved a little surprise for its Shanghai launch today. Well, we say "surprise" but it...
06:30 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Man erases thousands of websites with a bad command
As one business owner showed, things can go spectacularly wrong when you don't backup properly. User "bleemboy," who runs a site-hosting business with 1,535 customers (!), wrote to a se...
05:22 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Shortened URLs make it easy to spy on people
Security researchers have discovered that short URLs are able to be brute-forced, potentially exposing personal data to anyone motivated to look. The issue was found by Martin Georgiev and Vitaly Shma...
04:55 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Vinyl sales continue to surge in the UK
The vinyl revival shows no sign of slowing down. Today, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has announced that 637,056 LP albums were sold in the first three months of 2016. That's a 62 perce...
04:22 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget It's time for the first Pokemon General Election
The world's first Pokemon election is happening, and only one of the 720 candidates will be elected. In Japan, timed to promote the latest in a possibly never-ending series of movies, the company...
04:15 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget BT boosts entry-level fibre broadband speeds to 52Mbps
In its mission to supply the UK with faster broadband, BT has announced a new speed upgrade for Infinity fibre customers. New and existing entry-level subscribers can now enjoy up to 52Mbps, a 32 perc...
02:53 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget UC Davis tries to erase references to pepper spray incident
When you try to suppress or scrub information that's already out there, it tends to have the opposite effect. Barbra Streisand and Beyonce learned that the hard way, and now you can add the Unive...
01:03 am -04 - Fri, April 15, 2016
Engadget Millions of kids used e-cigarettes last year
Stephen Dorff is apparently more influential than we all thought -- if the youth of America even know who he is. Last year 3 million middle-schoolers and high-school students used e-cigarettes as thei...
11:54 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Apple might finally be revamping the App Store
Finding anything on the App Store is kind of a nightmare, but Apple apparently has a way to fix that. And the Cupertino company is considering taking a page from Google to do it: paid search results, ...
10:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Homeland Security urges you to uninstall QuickTime on Windows
The Department of Homeland Security is echoing Trend Micro's advice to uninstall QuickTime if you have it on your Windows computer. While the multimedia program's working just fine, the secu...
09:38 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Google Play podcasts might finally launch on April 18th
Podcasts have been rumored to come to Google Play Music for a long time now, and it looks like that wait is finally over. As noticed by Android Police, NPR sent a newsletter out to member partners tha...
08:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Apple is shutting down iTunes allowance for kids
After May 25th, you'll have to come up with an alternative arrangement for your kids' iTunes purchases. Apple is killing iTunes allowance that day and even already stopped allowing new users...
07:54 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget LG's 15-inch MacBook competitor starts at $1,100
We got a preview of of LG's 15-inch Gram laptop back in January, but now it's finally coming to the US. Like its 13- and 14-inch kin that dropped last fall, the 15-inch model is a clear MacB...
06:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Apple and FBI head back to Congress to debate encryption
Apple and the FBI will once again appear in front of a congressional committee to debate the ongoing encryption issue. The fight over the San Bernardino phone may be over, but the argument over how ou...
05:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft: Education Edition' launches this June
Microsoft's official Minecraft: Education Edition will begin its life in an early access program (kind of like how the original game did) in June. The idea here is to allow educators a chance to ...
04:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Windows 10's anniversary update goes big on education
In addition to upgrades for Cortana and improved pen support, the Windows 10 anniversary update will also include several apps and features to make life easier for schools. Likely taking a cue from th...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness: Online Experts
Ah yes, the fabulous life of an aspiring YouTube star. Steve visits with Dan, the host of Catitude TV, to get the story behind his channel that's chock-full of useful lifehacks. You know, things ...
04:02 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Canadian police used BlackBerry's key to unlock BBM messages
BlackBerry's big selling point is its stance on mobile security, but a report from Vice and Motherboard reveals at least one national police force were able to bypass that security. A cache of do...
03:40 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Building my perfect dictatorship in 'Democracy 3: Africa'
Positech's Democracy game series has always offered a grotesque caricature of politics. I've put tens of hours into Democracy 3 (D3) in recent years, and the lesson I've learned is that...
03:24 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Stitch circuitry into your shirt for a better cell signal
Wearables are getting slimmer, but they're still oblong lumps worn over normal outfits. That's not enough for some tinkerers who are trying to make clothes themselves part of the computing (...
02:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Facebook is poised to take the chatbot world by storm
Even though chatbots have been around for quite some time -- remember the SmarterChild bot on AIM? -- they've only recently become the darlings of the tech world. Just two weeks ago, Microsoft an...
02:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget EU approves stricter data protection rules
The European Parliament today voted in favor of broad new data protection laws that apply to any company operating within the EU, regardless of where they are based. First proposed more than four year...
02:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget EU approves stricter data-protection rules
The European Parliament today voted in favor of broad new data-protection laws that apply to any company operating within the European Union, regardless of where it is based. First proposed more than ...
01:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Instagram's video channels make it easier to find new footage
A couple weeks ago, Instagram increased the limit on video clips users could post to the service from 15 seconds up to a minute. With longer footage, the filter-driven photography app is offering new ...
01:04 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Google introduces customizable cases for Nexus 6P and 5X
Today Google introduced $35 custom Live Cases for the Nexus 6P and 5X. Artsy folks can design a case and companion wallpaper for their phone with their favorite image or map location. In addition to l...
12:54 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft sues US government to remove gag on data requests
Apple may have the eye of the US government when it comes to encryption, but Microsoft is taking aim at the Justice Department as well. Bloomberg reports Redmond is suing the government over the right...
12:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget GoPro launches a Developer Program to make its cameras do more
GoPro's recent integration with Periscope was only the start. The company announced its Developer Program at a press conference in San Francisco on Thursday morning. The program, which has actual...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget HTC 10 review: The flagship the company should have made years ago
HTC has done it. The company's new flagship smartphone, the 10 (yes, that's the name, and no, I don't like it either), is a credible contender for Android greatness. I've spent a l...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget New bill aims to turn open data idealism into US law
President Obama's administration has made significant progress in making US government data more transparent -- first with Data.gov, a repository for open data, and then with USASpending.gov, whi...
11:21 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Nissan's 'mind-reading' Leaf projects driver reactions on the road
Nissan is no stranger to weird concepts for automobiles. Remember the automaker's Teatro for Dayz selfie wagon? To celebrate the 5th anniversary of its all-electric Leaf, Nissan developed a versi...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Put words in the President's mouth with 'Talk Obama To Me'
Anything sounds weighty when uttered by the President of the United States, which is why a new internet text-to-speech app called "Talk Obama to Me" is such fun. All you have to do is input ...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget MightyTV brings Tinder-like swipes to your streaming queue
Swiping to control software existed long before Tinder's arrival, but the dating tool's method of showing approval has made its way to another of other apps. Swiping left or right can now he...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Scientists harness mobile gamers to build a quantum computer
If anyone tells you that playing computer games is a waste of time, you can now offer up a raised middle digit without any guilt. After all, mobile title Quantum Moves isn't just a way to kill an...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Obama forms commission to bolster US cyber security
The sad state of US cyber security was laid bare when attackers stole the sensitive data of 21 million government employees from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) last year. President Obama ple...
09:19 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Facebook VR selfies, laser-powered water and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Facebook is adding VR to the social network and one of the new tricks will let users take a selfie of their avatar selves inside of different tourist spots. Japanese re...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' multiplayer brings the series back to its roots
Excluding Halo, Gears of War is Microsoft's biggest multiplayer shooter -- for many players, multiplayer is far more important than the main story-based campaign. That's what made Gears of W...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Smart mirror scale measures your volume as well as your weight
Guess what fitness startup Naked Labs wants you to do. The company today debuted its first product: a smart scale system that scans users with lasers, enabling them to track their fitness goals in thr...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget This is what Kobe's 20-year career in basketball looks like
Information is beautiful, none more so when data is combined with the power of the web to let us visualize the previously unseen. It's one of the reasons why data journalism is so engaging, since...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget At Tribeca, this little VR match girl put Penrose on the map
Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, Allumette, the latest virtual reality short to come from Penrose Studios, isn't some Disney-fied experience for children. Th...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Coolest Cooler asks backers for more money
Coolest Cooler is the latest proof that there are a lot of interesting ideas on Kickstarter from companies that lack a plan to execute them. The company set a funding record in 2014 with $13 million f...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Disney's streaming app gets Marvel and 'Star Wars' cartoons
To cater for fans who don't want to purchase digital downloads or Blu-rays, Disney launched its own streaming service called DisneyLife. For &pound;10 a month, UK subscribers can watch a huge...
06:28 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget The 'Game of Thrones' credits are more fun in 360-degrees
There are still ten days to go until Game of Thrones season six debuts, but HBO is doing its best to keep fans' appetites for new footage satiated until then. After dropping a dingy new trailer o...
05:30 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget FBI can't tell Apple how it unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone
The feds might never let Apple in on the secret of the technique they used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c. According to Reuters, the hackers who discovered the flaw that led to ...
04:25 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Teen indicted for Periscoping her friend's sexual assault
An Ohio woman used Periscope to livestream her friend's rape. According to a report by local NBC affiliate KXAN, in February 18-year-old Marina Lonina and her 17-year-old friend were hanging out ...
03:15 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget PayPal Credit comes to the UK with interest-free plans
PayPal wants to be the method that everyone naturally defers to when buying goods and services online. Instead of grabbing your debit or credit card, the company wants you to naturally hit the PayPal ...
02:37 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's AI conjures up captions for your photos
Microsoft announced the latest addition to its growing list of fun tools that can analyze images a couple of weeks ago, and we've taken it for a quick spin. This particular AI called CaptionBot d...
12:57 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget 'Save to Google' Chrome extension compiles webpages for you
Google has a new alternative for all those save-and-read-it-later apps like Pocket: a Chrome extension called "Save to Google." According to OMG! Chrome, the big G quietly released it as a f...
12:08 am -04 - Thu, April 14, 2016
Engadget AMC is considering letting people text in movie theaters
Just as AMC was starting to win customers back by replacing every old seat in its auditoriums with recliners, the company wants to destroy that good will among moviegoers. That's because CEO Adam...
11:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Sharp's adorable robot phone is a not-so-cute $1,800
The RoboHon is real, it's going on sale, and (obviously) it's going to Japan first. At a press launch at the company's HQ in Tokyo, we finally got some important details, and it's ...
10:27 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Watch all of a Vine channel's videos with one touch
Vine videos aren't awfully long, and that becomes even more apparent when you're scrolling through a profile's post history. So to save some of the hassle of dragging and clicking every...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget The President says he will veto anti-net neutrality bill
President Obama swears that H.R. 2666 will never become a law under his administration. In a letter published today, the White House says the bill "would undermine key provisions in the FederalCo...
08:48 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Email privacy bill finally moves forward
After seemingly taking ages to do anything, Congress is at last moving forward on better email privacy safeguards. A House committee has voted unanimously to approve the Email Privacy Act, a bill whic...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Drop Google Drive files and GIFs into your Yahoo emails
Yahoo's been busy bulking up its Mail app and its latest feature follows their strategy to play nice with other email and service providers. Now you can include files from Google Drive and even d...
06:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Journalist Matthew Keys gets two years for aiding Anonymous
Convicted journalist Matthew Keys was sentenced to 24 months in prison in federal court room. Keys was found guilty in October 2015 of giving Anonymous login credentials that allowed a member of the g...
06:14 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget CDC confirms Zika virus causes severe birth defects
Following a previous study around the dangers of the Zika virus to pregnant women, the CDC has just confirmed that the virus causes serious fetal brain defects. "This study marks a turning point ...
05:33 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook shows how you'll be able to auto-tag friends in videos
On stage at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, the company did a quick demo of an upcoming auto-tagging feature for video. Using the artificial-intelligence-based recognition technology F...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Read the full Senate bill requiring encryption backdoors
If you were skeptical that polticians would be so audacious as to propose a law effectively requiring encryption backdoors... well, you just got proof. The Senate has released a finished version of R...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook wants us to take VR selfies with virtual selfie sticks
When Facebook bought Oculus two years ago, many thought the combination was odd. Facebook is a social network while Oculus makes virtual reality headsets. The two didn't seem to go together. Well...
04:49 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Theranos CEO faces ban from operating a blood-testing lab
As more details surface about blood-testing startup Theranos, federal regulators are looking to ban the company's founder. The Wall Street Journal reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Se...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget The Amazon Tap is a so-so speaker with a so-so voice assistant
The Amazon Echo has been an unexpected hit for Amazon. Since it came out a year and a half ago, the always-listening Alexa has expanded its reach beyond ordering stuff and answering questions about th...
04:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget ESPN will start covering drone racing in August
ESPN is already taking advantage of the growing interest in eSports, and the network is hopping on the drone trend, too. Today, the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) announced a "mult...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: Battlefront' gets Lando Calrissian in Bespin DLC
DICE just can't stop making wonderful downloadable content for Star Wars: Battlefront. And although we already knew the game was getting new goodies this summer, the developer has now shared more...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook poaches Google's advanced technology lead
Facebook just scored a big coup in its longstanding rivalry with Google. The company has hired Regina Dugan, Google's Advanced Technology Technology and Projects leader (think Ara and Tango), to ...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Twitter reportedly struggles to keep ISIS accounts offline
Twitter may be having some success in reducing ISIS' online presence, but it's undoubtedly facing an uphill battle. Threat intelligence outlet Recorded Future estimates that Twitter deleted...
03:08 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget ESPN will start covering drone racing in August
ESPN is already taking advantage of the growing interest in eSports, and the network is hopping on the drone trend, too. Today, the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) announced a "mult...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Android N Preview adds launcher shortcuts and new emoji
A month has passed since Google released its Android N developer preview, and today the company rolled out an update to the in-progress OS. In addition to split-screen support, quick message replies a...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Carbon fiber strings protect buildings against earthquakes
The problem with earthquake-proofing a building is that it usually involves grafting on a lot of support -- not really an option with historic buildings or other particularly delicate structures. Koma...
02:10 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget World's largest coal mining firm declares bankruptcy
It won't shock you to hear that the coal industry is facing tough times lately. Job cuts, mine closures and other signs of financial trouble are par for the course. However, that downturn just ...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Napster co-founder's new institute aims to beat cancer
Sean Parker is known for many things: co-founding Napster, joining Facebook in its early days, starting charities and creating his share of technology startups. If all goes well, though, he'll al...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook unveils two new wireless systems for underserved areas
At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced two new wireless systems meant to help bring internet access to underserved areas. One system will tackle pushing broadband through the buildi...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Move It puts a smart mini gym in your room
Eons ago, I used to go to the gym several times a week, but nowadays I can give you hundreds of reasons for why I no longer do so. Meanwhile, my beer belly is slowly engulfing my belt, and that's...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget We're one step closer to a cure for paralysis
You wouldn't think that picking up a spoon was a staggering achievement, but that's because you're not Ian Burkhart. He's a quadriplegic and the subject of a lengthy experiment loo...
12:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Logitech buys Jaybird for $50 million
If you already make killer audio products, do you think spending $50 million on a headphone firm is a good idea? It is you're Logitech's management, which just cut a check for that amount to...
12:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: Social media petiquette
Your pets do amazing and noteworthy things everyday, right? (Right). So it makes sense that we want them to have their own presence on social media, so everyone knows what a good dog they really are. ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Snapchat stickers can now move around in your videos
One of Snapchat's defining features is the ability to add text, emoji and colorful scribbles to your photos and videos. Before, these would sit statically on the screen, but now stickers can move...
11:40 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Robot finds Nessie film prop at the bottom of Loch Ness
An underwater robot has discovered a long-forgotten film prop at the bottom of Loch Ness. Back in 1969, director Billy Wilder was shooting The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, with Robert Stephens pla...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Sling TV tests a multi-stream service with catches
As helpful as Sling TV might be for cutting the cord, its one-stream-at-a-time model has its limits. It rules out your family watching across multiple TVs, for instance, or (gasp) sharing with friend...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget An otherworldly visitor nests in rural China
Guizhou province in the southwest of China is famous for its scenic landscape, unspoilt nature and ancient villages. But that's changing. Right now, engineers are constructing the Five hundred me...
10:41 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget NASA is funding asteroid spaceships and other far-out concepts
NASA's annual National Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program awards money to some of the craziest space projects you'll ever see, and this year is no different. The space agency has ju...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Mutants exist and are fighting lethal diseases
A study that analyzed the genetic data of almost 600,000 people has discovered that mutants are very real. But, rather than shooting lasers from their eyes or lifting cars, their power is to lead a he...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget A semi-autonomous road trip in the Tesla Model S
Perhaps the worst driving experience of my life happened in 2009 while helping a friend move. She could only afford to rent a rusty van for a single day, so I agreed to make the 14-hour round trip fro...
09:38 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Google Photos for Android gets a manual backup option
Sometimes a seemingly small update can have a large impact on your favorite app. That might be the case with Google Photos, which has just received a manual backup option for Android phones and tablet...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget The latest band to embrace VR is ... New Kids on the Block?
Here's a sign that virtual reality has lots its veneer of cool before it even really arrived. Pop TV has revealed that it will use the tech for the next season of Rock This Boat featuring New Kid...
09:10 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Ford night riding, AI sphere that delivers and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Ford is testing self-driving cars on a completely dark night course, designed to be used without headlights. An automation company built a flying sphere that can pick u...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Amazon's high-end Kindle Oasis is sleek, sharp and pricey
Jeff Bezos probably wasn't pleased to see his surprise spoiled this week, but e-book fans still have reason to get pumped. Amazon just pulled back the curtain on its new premium reader, the Kindl...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Meizu's 10-core phone gets a 10-LED camera flash
You may recall that the world's first 10-core mobile chip, the MediaTek Helio X20 series, is expected to hit the market this month. Indeed, today Meizu announced its Pro 6 smartphone which has na...
07:25 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Motorola hired a graffiti legend to tag the Moto X Pure
Legendary graffiti artist Futura has teamed up with everyone from The Clash, Nike, streetwear clothing company Supreme and even the 2000s trip-hop group UNKLE -- now he can add one more name to that l...
07:25 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Motorola hired a graffiti legend to tag the Moto X Pure (update)
Legendary graffiti artist Futura has teamed up with everyone from The Clash, Nike, streetwear clothing company Supreme and even the 2000s trip-hop group UNKLE -- now he can add one more name to that l...
06:23 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Cortana's international versions get instant translations
The French-, German-, Italian- and Spanish-speaking versions of Microsoft's voice assistant Cortana are now much better travel companions. Just like their English- and Chinese-speaking counterpar...
05:25 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget JINS smartglasses swap fitness advice for meditation guidance
In a bid to get you focusing at work or chilling out at lunch break or at home, Japan-based JINS has announced a trio of new companion apps for its Meme smartglasses. The focus isn't on posture o...
04:40 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Amazon's one-hour Prime Now deliveries come to Surrey
Over time, Amazon has widened the availability of Prime Now to cover a number of major UK cities. One-hour deliveries are happening in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester, but now ...
04:28 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Google Calendar wants you to achieve your goals
Google Calendar's latest feature can help you find time for the activities you want to do that always seem to fall by the wayside. Say, you want to start being more active or to learn a new skill...
03:46 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget New York's NFC payments for public transit are five years away
The move toward a more futuristic modern New York City is going to be a slow one. The MTA recently opened up the bidding process (PDF) for replacing Gotham's existing MetroCard readers with NFC t...
03:01 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Here are all the Facebook Messenger bots we know about so far
While Facebook just announced its bots for Messenger platform today, it already has a few dozen developers lined up to take the chatbot plunge. If you downloaded the latest Messenger update today, you...
02:34 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget New software can tell if you're using bad USB Type-C cables
Subpar USB Type-C cables could fry your devices -- just ask that Google engineer who tested a few and ended up losing a Chromebook Pixel 2 to a particularly bad one. In an effort to protect users, the...
01:28 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget Watch NASA attach the first inflatable habitat on the ISS
On April 16th, the ISS will become just a wee bit bigger after astronauts install the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. BEAM hitched a ride aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule during its latest (and...
12:39 am -04 - Wed, April 13, 2016
Engadget DJI's drones will stream live video over Facebook
Now that Facebook can stream live video through virtually any device, you're going to find those live feeds coming from unusual places... including overhead. DJI is promising an update in late A...
11:27 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Feds' iPhone-cracking tool takes advantage of a security flaw
The FBI didn't commission an Israeli firm to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c like previous reports said. According to The Washington Post, the agency cracked the iPhone's ...
10:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Verizon policy: switch from copper to fiber, or no fix for you
It won't shock you to hear that Verizon is not so fond of copper phone lines (just ask those left out in the cold after Hurricane Sandy), but it's now clear exactly how the carrier plans to ...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Smart purifier tells you what's in the air
With certain exceptions, air purifiers aren't especially smart or powerful. They'll remove some of the nastiness, but it's anyone's guess as to how much there actually is. Sprimo...
08:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Messenger bots are a compelling alternative to apps
After several months of speculation, Facebook finally announced today that it would be officially integrating chatbots into Messenger. It's already started doing so with a few partners like Uber,...
07:34 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget The original 'Star Wars' trilogy is returning to theaters
If you yearn for the heady days when you could watch the original Star Wars movies in theaters, you're in for a treat. Alamo Drafthouse (a very big fan of classic movies) has arranged screenings...
06:37 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Toyota's concept for the next generation has a 3D-printed dash
Toyota is looking to the future of car ownership with its latest concept, the uBox, which it created in collaboration with graduate students at Clemson University's International Center for Autom...
06:09 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Microsoft adds QR codes to tell users why their system crashed
Microsoft announced that it will begin implementing QR codes on its error screens to better explain to users why their systems have crashed. Apparently the frowny emoji wasn't fully conveying the...
05:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget 'Starshot' plan gets probes to Alpha Centauri in your lifetime
The concept of exploring other star systems with probes (and not just telescopes) has proven elusive for one good reason: even the fastest spacecraft would take 30,000 years just to reach Alpha Centau...
05:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Google.org pledges $20 million to support disability technologies
The World Health Organization estimates 1 billion people across the world live with disabilities, and Google's philanthropy division, Google.org, just pledged $20 million to help improve their si...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget BAFTA winner 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' hits PC Thursday
You really should check out the Rapture. The Chinese Room's celebrated exploration game, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, lands on Steam for PC on Thursday, April 14th, at a price of $20 (&a...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Uber's first transparency report details regulatory data requests
Uber faces constant criticism for its policies relating to drivers and security. Today, the ride-hailing company released its first transparency report, detailing the scope of information requests fro...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Dolby Atmos soundbar system will cost $1,499
We were intrigued by Samsung's HW-K950 soundbar system back at CES, mainly because it promised to be a simple way to bring Dolby Atmos into your living room. Now we've got pricing details an...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Samsung's 2016 4K TVs start at $1,499, get even smarter
This year is shaping up to be a 4K HDR showdown for all of the big TV makers. We've already seen Vizio and LG's entries, and now Samsung has announced more details about its latest lineup. A...
04:28 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's 'Miitomo' reportedly has over 4 million users
Nintendo's first smartphone app, Miitomo, launched with a lot of fanfare. But how many people are actually interested in it? Quite a few, if you ask SurveyMonkey. It estimates that Miitomo has...
04:04 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix bags rights to new 'Top Gear'
Netflix was recently said to be discussing rights to the new series of Top Gear with the BBC, and as it turns out, a deal has indeed been struck. Top brass at the streaming service confirmed as much t...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget There's no perfect equation for getting laid in the Tinder age
Last July, I joined Grindr and things started off strong. I had a few good screws, a handful of hot dates and an intense summer fling. I saw more action in six months than I'd seen in the past th...
03:13 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Mevo is the first camera with live Facebook video
Facebook is making it easier to stream live video from any device, but what about getting one of those devices? Don't worry, as Livestream is stepping up to the plate. It just revealed that Mevo ...
02:47 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Create Facebook profile videos with Vine, Boomerang and more
Facebook flipped the switch on profile videos last fall, and now its allowing you to upload those short clips from third-party apps. The social network announced the Facebook Profile Expression Kit at...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook announces its 360-degree camera
At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook introduced its latest piece of hardware: the Facebook Surround 360 camera. The device will capture footage then render it online via web-based software ...
02:07 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook to put augmented reality in your glasses
On stage at its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the social network's 10 year roadmap. In addition to the company's dedication to live streaming including ...
02:05 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook lets you share quoted text with a click
Facebook is continually looking for ways to help you share more stuff. Today, the social network announced a tool for developers that will help you easily share quotes from an article. Rather than hav...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Account Kit signs you in with a phone number
Twitter isn't the only big social network that wants you to ditch the password. Facebook is using its F8 conference to unveil Account Kit, a framework that lets you sign into apps using a phone ...
01:25 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook to allow Live Video streaming from any device
Facebook has been really pushing Live Video lately, with a revamped app experience designed to elevate the feature to its users. Today at F8, Facebook's Developer Conference, the company has anno...
01:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Chatbots arrive on Facebook Messenger
As we suspected, Facebook is indeed adding chatbot support to Messenger and it's officially called "bots for Messenger." It's not really a surprise at this point, given that the la...
01:13 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget LSD makes you think like a baby
Researchers at Imperial College London believe that they know what effect LSD has on the human brain. After pumping test subjects full of the stuff and shoving them in an MRI, the team learned that th...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Watch the keynote for Facebook's Developer Conference right here
Today is the first day of F8, Facebook's Developer Conference, which is where Zuckerberg and Co often reveal their plans for developers in the coming year. As recent news indicate, get ready for ...
12:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix reportedly rolls out support for HDR streaming (updated)
Earlier this year, Netflix said its near-future plans focused on HDR streaming and creating more original content. And now, according to multiple reports, Netflix has quietly rolled out support for hi...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget The best water filter pitcher
By John Holecek and Tim HeffernanThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After more than 20 hours of in-...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Vimeo brings its videos to movie theaters
When you head to an independent theater in the near future, the pre-movie entertainment that plays might be slightly different. Vimeo is partnering with Spotlight Cinema Networks to show select videos...
11:24 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Tesla's Model S gets a fresh look and faster charging
While Tesla's upcoming Model 3 has dominated headlines in recent weeks, the company isn't neglecting the vehicle that has helped make an affordable option possible: the Model S. Addressing r...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an iPad Pro 9.7 courtesy of TurboTax!
We always know the tax deadline's looming (it's April 18th, by the way), but many of us still procrastinate until the last moment, scrambling to the nearest tax professional. Luckily, Intuit...
10:37 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Digital music now makes more money than physical media worldwide
Music streaming continues to provide a big boost to music industry revenue. In fact, digital music now outsells physical formats worldwide, nabbing 45 percent of all purchases in 2015 according to IFP...
10:10 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget HTC's 10 is the first Android phone with Apple AirPlay streaming
After a run of middling flagships over the last few years, HTC might finally have an exciting phone again with the 10. It's as if it crammed in just about every feature it possibly could -- a hig...
09:43 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget New York bill would have police scan your phone after a crash
It may be relatively difficult for police to catch people texting while driving, but one proposed New York law would make it near-impossible to avoid detection if that distraction leads to a crash. A...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Airmail's productivity-oriented email app comes to the iPad
Airmail is a popular Mac and iOS email app among power users, as it lets you use nearly any client and tailor the environment to suit your needs. While it recently came out on iPhone for the first tim...
09:01 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Scientists redesign the tree of life to add a thousand species
Scientists have been having a hard time figuring out where newly discovered organisms, such as giant viruses, fit in the tree of life. That's especially true for a particular group of researchers...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook and Microsoft confirm they have no gender pay gap
Tech companies may employ a smaller percentage of women than other US industries, but at least they pay them as well as men. Microsoft and Facebook marked "Equal Pay Day" (today) by confirmi...
08:10 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget HTC's Boost app promises to declutter your Android phone
Alongside its new Android flagship, HTC is unveiling an app today that anyone running Lollipop or higher can download from the Google Play store. It's called HTC Boost+ and promises to "opti...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget HTC's 10 feels like its best smartphone in years
After getting a pair of purely-OK hero phones and seeing the company's worth tank, HTC fans haven't had an easy time lately. As it turns out, HTC might have the cure for those woes (and no, ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget The HTC 10 feels like the company's best smartphone in years
Between having to settle for a pair of merely average flagships and seeing the company's profits tank, HTC fans have had a rough time in recent years. As it turns out, though, HTC might have the ...
07:35 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Arizona State University wins 2016's 'Heroes of the Dorm'
Arizona State University's "Real Dream Team" won't have to pay for tuition for the rest of the time they're enrolled. How's that? Over the weekend these runners up from l...
06:39 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Inflatable space stations could orbit the Earth by 2020
The latest SpaceX launch ferried not just supplies for the ISS, but also an inflatable module designed to add a small living room on the space station. That module was made by Bigelow Aerospace, which...
06:25 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget BBC launches iPlayer Kids app
Is it just us, or are TV providers starting to forget who pays the bills 'round here? The younger, inexplicably energetic members of the household seem to be getting all the attention of late. Ba...
05:35 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 gets a luxurious Type Cover
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is having to do battle with a slew of tablet-hybrid competition that includes Apple's smaller iPad Pro and the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. It's a little early for...
04:20 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Experts crack nasty ransomware that locks your PC and your backup
Petya, a brutal piece of malware, surfaced two weeks ago. It's a mean bit of crypto-extortion that hits its victims where it hurts: right in your startup drive. Because it encrypts your master bo...
03:24 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger's latest update hints at chatbots
At this point, it's a bit of an open secret that Facebook will announce the arrival of chatbots for Messenger at F8, its annual developer conference. Well, the latest Messenger update all but con...
01:54 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget PS Vita's 'Severed' goes wild on April 26th
What do one-armed warrior ladies do best? Use a living sword to cut off the limbs of the four-armed, three-faced, four-legged monsters around them. At least that's what the latest trailer for Sev...
12:41 am -04 - Tue, April 12, 2016
Engadget Porn site bans all North Carolina users over anti-LGBT law
Since Monday, porn site XHamster.com has refused access to any user with a North Carolina IP address. The site says the block will stay in place until the state repeals House Bill 2, which prevents ci...
11:36 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Impossible Project debuts its take on the Polaroid camera
The Impossible Project is releasing a new, old-timey instant camera on May 10th for people who want to be able to print their photos on the spot. It's called the I-1, and it works like Polaroid c...
10:28 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Drake's new album only an Apple Music exclusive for a week
We had an inkling that Drake's next album, Views From the 6, would hit streaming services other than Apple Music but didn't exactly know when. The truth is you'll only have to wait a we...
09:29 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Lyft and partners make it easy to get a ride in Asia
If you're taking a trip to China or Southeast Asia, Lyft could be a valuable addition to your arsenal of travel apps. Starting this week, it will be able to access rides you can hail through its ...
08:13 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Google's Voice Access goes live in beta form
Google quietly rolled out the beta version of its hands-free Voice Access service, allowing some lucky users to control their phones via speech alone. With Voice Access, users can say things like &quo...
07:16 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger makes sharing Dropbox files easier
If you're on Facebook Messenger, you likely already know that you can easily share images and videos with your friends by accessing your camera roll within the chat window. But what if you store ...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget 'Ghost in the Shell' VR movie won't reach your phone
We have bad news if you were hoping to live out your anime dreams and watch a Ghost in the Shell VR movie on your phone: it's not going to happen. Production IG has revealed that Virtual Reality ...
05:35 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget 'Don't Starve: Shipwrecked' lands on your PS4 this spring
If you're thoroughly hooked on Don't Starve but don't want to retreat to your PC to play Shipwrecked, we have good news. Klei and Capybara have announced that Shipwrecked will be avail...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Open-world survival game 'Rust' adds female character models
Rust, the popular open-world survival game from the creator of Garry's Mod, now features female character models after more than two years on Steam Early Access and attracting millions of players...
04:50 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Periscope will let you draw on your live streams
Ever wanted to point something out to your livestream audience without having to literally point at it? It's your lucky day. Periscope is testing a feature that lets you draw on top of your strea...
04:27 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Stream Coachella performances live on YouTube this weekend
It's mid-April, which means it's time for the first weekend of Coachella's annual soir&eacute;e in the valley. The ability to livestream a number of the performances from the comfor...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget 'Destiny' trailer shows what's new in the big April update
Bungie has seemingly been teasing Destiny: The Taken King's April update for ages, but it's finally (almost) here -- and the studio has seen fit to release one last trailer that explains wha...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget LG G5 review: Bolder doesn't always mean better
LG thinks it's time for a change. Rather than build just another thin, fast flagship, the company's latest work lets you augment it with purpose-built, snap-on accessories. Say hello to the ...
03:23 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Ticketmaster will start selling tickets on Facebook this month
You can already buy things on Facebook, and later this month, you'll be able to snag concert tickets without leaving the site, too. Ticketmaster VP Dan Armstrong told BuzzFeed in an interview tha...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget President Obama will guest host on Science Channel this week
Just because President Obama is months away from leaving office doesn't mean he's done promoting science education. The American leader is guest hosting Science Channel's Science Presen...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Step back in time with a mysterious, unreleased Neo Geo game
The Neo Geo served as a launchpad for a handful of influential fighting game franchises like The King of Fighters, but there may be one more masterpiece buried in the 26-year-old hardware. About a yea...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Stealth on the Navy's newest destroyers might be too good
America's new Zumwalt-class destroyers have been built with strong stealth capabilities, however that feature has caused a few unforeseen issues, according to a new report from Military.com. Duri...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget New Balance's rare 3D-printed running shoes cost $400
Late last year, following in the footsteps of rival Adidas, New Balance introduced its first 3D-printed running shoe. But the company didn't share many details back then, other than revealing the...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget The Notorious B.I.G. might be going on tour in hologram form
ARHT (Augmented Reality Holographic Technology) Media announced on Monday that it has acquired the digital rights to Biggie Smalls' likeness and will resurrect the famed rapper as a hologram. He ...
01:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Tesla recalls the Model X over rear seat safety
The Model X may be a groundbreaker in the electric vehicle world, but it also appears to be a bit rough around the edges in its initial form. Tesla has issued a recall for the SUV after discovering a ...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget NASA's Kepler space telescope is back in good health
You can breathe again, space fans -- NASA has returned the Kepler space telescope to normal after a nerve-wracking weekend spent in an emergency mode. It's still not clear what triggered the cris...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget The revolution in action cameras will now be stabilized
Shaky action camera footage is such a common problem that it's almost become an accepted part of the experience. There are thousands of forum threads seeking advice about what software is best fo...
12:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget 'Punch-Out' reveals a surprise nearly 30 years later
More than a few games have extremely obscure Easter eggs that might take months or years to uncover, but this one might just set a record. Reddit user Midwesternhousewives has discovered an egg in Pu...
12:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Vodafone contracts now include a 30-day escape guarantee
There are plenty of things to consider when eyeing up a new mobile contract, from network quality and coverage to handset selection and pricing. All carriers try to tip the scales in their favour with...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' is coming to PlayStation 4, watch the trailer
PlayStation Europe dropped the first teaser trailer for Titanfall 2 on Twitter Monday. Titanfall 1 was the Xbox One's marquee exclusive when it launched shortly after console's debut back in...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Watch the first live VR surgery stream on April 14th
Virtual reality has already been used to assist with surgery, and now it's giving you a chance to see that surgery as it happens. Medical Realities says it'll host the first live VR stream ...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Climate change is now affecting how the Earth moves
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that climate change is now affecting the way that the Earth moves. The team found that, as the last century has progressed, the "wo...
11:39 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Netflix bumps older subscribers up to current UK prices
If you signed up for Netflix a few years back, it's possible you're paying a cheaper rate than new subscribers. That's because the company agreed to freeze some of its older members...
11:21 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Drake's 'Views From the 6' album is an Apple Music exclusive
Music-streaming services are relying on exclusive content do outdo each other. And whether we like it or not, it doesn't look as if that's going to change anytime soon. Now, Drake has reveal...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Drone racing is about to get cheaper and easier
Those cool videos from drone races may have tempted you at some point, but where do you start? Traditionally, you'd have to spend at least a couple hundred dollars on components, plus many more o...
10:46 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Lytro's first pro movie camera is designed for visual effects magic
While there are plenty of advanced digital movie cameras, most of them aren't really designed for the modern realities of movie making, where computer-generated effects are seemingly ubiquitous. ...
10:40 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget UK competition watchdog slams Three and O2 merger
The UK's competition watchdog has called on the European Commission to block a proposed acquisition of Telefonica UK, which runs O2, by Hutchison Whampoa, the company behind Three UK, unless both...
10:25 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Netflix's first UK show, 'The Crown,' arrives November 4
If you need more lavish British dramas on your Netflix queue, you'll have the company's first UK series to binge watch on November 4. The Crown comes from Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixo...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Layer3 vows to fix cable TV, not replace it
The prevailing wisdom among the internet literati is that old-school TV is on the way out. When even the incumbents are catering to cord-cutters, surely internet-only video will be the way of the fut...
09:50 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Tesco now lets you automate your shopping with IFTTT
Now we're at the point where shopping for groceries no longer requires you to trudge down to the local supermarket, retailers are constantly working on new ways to make filling our baskets a litt...
09:39 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Festo's flying sphere makes the creepiest drone deliveries
Festo is known for drones modeled on animals, like the Seagull-inspired SmartBird and 3D-printed BionicANTs. We're not sure what animal the "FreeMotionHandling" sphere is supposed to be...
09:19 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Codemasters snaps up 'Driveclub' developer Evolution Studios
It was a sad day when Sony decided to drop Evolution Studios from its pantheon of first-party video game developers. Following the announcement, it was unclear what would become of the company best kn...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Hiring a robot waiter can cost you your business
If you've ever whined that employing people means dealing with their personal messes, don't think hiring robots can make your life any better. Two restaurants in China have been forced to cl...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Smart umbrella tells you when it's going to rain
Everything is connected these days, so why not an umbrella? Oombrella is an upscale parasol that alerts you if it's going to rain before you head outside and reminds you not to leave it behind. T...
07:34 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' digital downloads come to the UK
If you've ignored regional loopholes and a plethora of dodgy websites waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to become available in the UK, your patience has finally paid off. The latest instal...
07:01 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Fitbit data led doctors to shock a patient's heart
Doctor's made a decision to shock a man's heart back to rhythm based on his Fitbit data, showing that such devices can do far more than just track your exercise. The 42-year old patient arr...
06:49 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget 4K Blu-rays have arrived in the UK
In what'll undoubtedly become a rarer event in the future, a brand new physical media format has arrived in the UK today: 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray. Understandably, the selection is relatively slim on ...
05:55 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget HTC's next flagship leaks in promotional video
If you had any doubts over what HTC's new flagship might look like, it's time to fold them up like a paper airplane and throw them out the window. A promotional video for the new "10&qu...
04:14 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget The first 'Gears of War 4' trailer is sad (and sounds like it)
We saw Gears of War 4 gameplay footage back at E3 2015, but (in time to hype the game before this year's game show), here's a short trailer that's a bit of a downer. Setting the scene f...
02:42 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Smart spray can turns photos into large-scale street art
Don't worry about needing artistic sensibilities to produce street art -- if researchers have their way, all you'd need is a good photo and the right tools. They've developed a robotic...
12:55 am -04 - Mon, April 11, 2016
Engadget Solar cell generates power from raindrops
Rain is normally a solar energy cell's worst nightmare, but a team of Chinese scientists could make it a tremendous ally. They've developed a solar cell with an atom-thick graphene layer th...
11:07 pm -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget US military wants vaccines that adapt to fight new viruses
Vaccines and other antiviral treatments have one overriding, seemingly inescapable problem: since viruses evolve, a solution that works today can be completely useless tomorrow. The researchers at DA...
09:36 pm -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget Watch an 18-rotor electric helicopter take its first manned flight
E-Volo has been talking about the prospect of using many-rotor electric helicopters (aka multicopters) as semi-affordable personal transport for years, and it now looks like this isn't just a far...
08:03 pm -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget HIV resists attempts to cripple it with gene editing
It's tempting to treat gene editing as a cure-all: surely you can end diseases and viruses by changing or removing the qualities that make them dangerous, right? Well, it's not quite that s...
06:34 pm -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget Hitachi's answer to Pepper the robot is swifter and sturdier
Look out, Pepper: you have some fresh competition. Hitachi has unveiled EMIEW3, its first humanoid assistant robot built for full-fledged commercial service. Like its SoftBank-made counterpart, it...
05:05 pm -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget 'Attack on Titan' gets same-day release for English speakers
English-speaking fans of Attack on Titan no longer have to badger their favorite scanlation group to speed it up. The hit manga's publisher, Kodansha, has teamed up with comiXology and Amazon to ...
03:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget Japan wants tourists to pay using only their fingerprints
The next time you travel to Japan, you might not have to stock up on yen (or bring your credit card) to go shopping. As of the summer, the country's government is testing a system that will let ...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget Scientists find rare 3-star system with a hot Jupiter-like planet
Any notion that star systems are boring just got tossed out the window. Thanks to sharp images from the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope, researchers have discovered not just a rare three-star s...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's lunch box dev kit
This week, Karen and Ben produce a portable, plug-and-play hardware development kit enclosure, suitable for diagnosing problems on the go and swapping over between kits. Using the BeagleBone Black, a ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Siri take the wheel
Wow, this week just sped by like a couple of LA heisters. We saw news of super computer-controlled Roboracecars, autonomous big rig convoys, "guardian angel" emergency override systems and t...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Toyota's wooden roadster and more!
Auto tech is advancing by leaps and bounds, but Toyota's latest car is a blast from the past. Meet the Setsuna - a gorgeous roadster that's hand-carved from 86 wooden panels. In other transp...
06:05 am -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget Plex on the web gets smarter with media searches
Plex's web interface just got much, much better at helping you find that favorite movie. The company has introduced a revamped dashboard for its media front end that's at once smarter and m...
12:54 am -04 - Sun, April 10, 2016
Engadget Astronomers find a supersized black hole in a cosmic small town
The humongous black hole in the center of a galaxy called NGC 1600 took the MASSIVE Survey astronomers by surprise. It's not only almost as big as the largest one we've discovered, it's...
10:32 pm -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Car makers ask the US to slow down on rules for self-driving tech
You might think that car brands would want governments to approve self-driving cars quickly so that sales can start as soon as possible, but it turns out that they're quite cautious. The Global ...
09:04 pm -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Senators work on what might be the most anti-encryption bill yet
The White House might have avoided serious backlash by refusing to back an encryption bill being worked on by the offices of Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein. Kevin Bankston, director of New...
07:33 pm -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Kanye West album will top charts after Tidal exclusive ends
If you guessed that Kanye West's short-lived decision to make The Life of Pablo a Tidal exclusive would hurt the album's chances... you guessed correctly. Music industry forecasters now exp...
05:59 pm -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber drops a free service in its original city
Google Fiber's biggest hook has always been its $70 gigabit internet access, but there has usually been a far more frugal option: you could get free 5Mbps service if you were willing to pay a con...
05:59 pm -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber drops free basic service in its original city
Google Fiber's biggest hook has always been its $70 gigabit internet access, but there has usually been a far more frugal option: you could get free 5Mbps service if you were willing to pay a con...
04:31 pm -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Newspaper giants threaten Brave over its ad-swapping browser
You remember how Brave's web browser pays you to see replacement ads (overriding a site's usual ads) when you don't pay to block promos outright? Yeah, publishers aren't very happ...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the iPhone SE in about a minute
No, it's not the most exciting iPhone release, but the new SE still has a clear purpose: At $399, it's Apple's most affordable handset yet. Meanwhile, its 4-inch screen is likely to app...
01:28 pm -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget OS X update fixed 'simple' bug that could leak your iMessages
Researchers explained one large security hole in Apple's iMessage app that received a patch last month, but until now we didn't have details on another vulnerability fixed at the same time. ...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Grabbing and going with BMW's ReachNow car share service
BMW wants to make car-sharing classier. Its premium-level ReachNow service launched in Seattle today with BMW 3 Series', i3s and Mini Coopers scattered throughout the downtown area. Its closest v...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Auto-transcribing Moleskines, meta-Rembrandts and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Moleskine debuted its new Smart Writing Set which automatically digitizes anything that you physically write or draw. A team of art historians taught a computer to perf...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: I let my mom use Tinder to find me a date
This Is What Happened When My Mom Ran My Tinder for a MonthClay Skipper,GQMom knows best, right? Well, here's the story of a 26-year-old who installed Tinder on his mom's phone and let her f...
08:30 am -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget 7 futuristic skyscrapers that fight global warming
By Cat DiStasioImagine a world in which the high-rise buildings that crowd our city blocks could reverse the effects of climate change and perhaps even heal the planet. Each year, architects from arou...
07:26 am -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget NASA's Kepler spacecraft is in 'emergency mode'
NASA's Kepler space telescope was supposed to be continuing its K2 extended mission to hunt down hidden exoplanets, but now scientists say the spacecraft is in trouble (again). While trying to ma...
02:22 am -04 - Sat, April 9, 2016
Engadget Tesla will let you spec out a Model X starting Monday
Sure, all of the excitement is around Tesla's $35k+ Model 3, but what about the Model X SUV? It's slowly starting to hit the road, and CEO Elon Musk claimed (in a since deleted tweet) that t...
11:06 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget NASA starts drop testing Orion with a dummy crew on board
The Orion capsule's first manned mission isn't scheduled to take off until 2023 at the earliest. NASA is already preparing for it, though, and has begun a series of water impact tests using ...
08:56 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Schaft's latest robot looks positively interstellar
Alphabet's intent to get rid of Boston Dynamics hasn't affected its other robotics programs, from the looks of it. On Japan's New Economic Summit stage, the Alphabet X lab (formerly Goo...
08:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget SpaceX proves its reusable rocket can land at sea
The folks at SpaceX have successfully demonstrated that their Falcon 9 rocket really is capable of blasting off to orbit and landing back down on a drone ship. It stuck a ground landing back in Decemb...
08:09 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Twitter has two new board members, including one who uses it
This morning Twitter announced it's swapping out two board members for new faces. In the filing, it revealed that Peter Currie and Peter Chernin will step down after the annual meeting, to be rep...
08:09 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Twitter's two new board members include one who actually uses it
This morning Twitter announced it's swapping out two board members for new faces. In the filing, it revealed that Peter Currie and Peter Chernin will step down after the annual meeting, to be rep...
08:09 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Twitter's two new board members include one who actually tweets
This morning Twitter announced it's swapping out two board members for new faces. In the filing, it revealed that Peter Currie and Peter Chernin will step down after the annual meeting, to be rep...
07:33 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget This plastic could make paint scratches a thing of the past
Self-healing plastics are nothing new. In fact, IBM stumbled across the discovery of one such polymer by accident not too long ago. But now there's a new Wolverine-like plastic stealing the headl...
06:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Upgraded Tesla Model S rumored to arrive next week
Recently, Tesla's world has revolved around the Model 3. But there's more coming soon from the company. Rumors of an upgraded and pricier Model S began circulating last month, and now more d...
06:26 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry has two mid-range Android phones coming this year
Even though the Priv fell flat, BlackBerry is still trucking along with Android. The troubled company now plans to launch two mid-range Android phones later this year, reports The National. One phone ...
05:56 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Apple refused a court order to crack an iPhone in February
Now that the dust has (mostly) settled between the government and Apple over the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c, we're learning this isn't the first time the firm has objected to br...
05:32 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: What we've learned after the reviews
Well, it's finally happened. High-quality and immersive virtual reality is finally something anyone can have in their home &mdash; assuming you have a powerful PC and can shell out $600 for t...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Renegades, rebels and rogues
Howdy! This post marks our twelfth Public Access Weekly article, and it's just occurred to me that it's been nearly a whole year since we first launched Public Access with tales about your f...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget You can buy the Vive at brick and mortar stores this summer
HTC announced on Friday that its new VR headset, the Vive, will be available for sale both online and off come this summer. The company is partnering with Microsoft Stores in the US and Canada -- as w...
04:28 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Facebook isn't so much about status updates anymore
Chances are your Facebook News Feed is an endless collection of live video, memes, web links and other shared content. Remember when the social network was a place where people posted status updates? ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget The Panama Papers, a breach we can all get behind
Now here's a breach and leak everyone can get behind (unless you're a billionaire despot, that is). Selected excerpts from the Panama Papers dropped on Sunday, an unprecedented snatch-and-gr...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget The future of music tailors itself to your pulse
If you're like most people, then you probably have an uptempo playlist and a downtempo playlist stashed somewhere. But what if you didn't need to? That's the idea that Jonathan "j....
03:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Watch SpaceX launch a Dragon supply ship for the ISS today
SpaceX will send another Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station today at 4:43PM EDT from its base in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The weather is looking good so far and you'll be able to ...
03:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Step inside a mind filled with beauty and fear in 'Figment'
Figment is a colorful, whimsical puzzle game that combines childlike fantasies with mature themes including death, disease and trauma. It shouldn't work. These ideas should be oil and water, exis...
02:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget DJI app helps you find fellow drone lovers
There's a social network for everything. Dog owners, foodies, gamers -- you name it, there's an app that can connect you with like-minded folk. So of course, it was inevitable that one would...
02:08 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Facebook is making product endorsements more obvious
Ads have been a staple in your Facebook News Feed for quite sometime. Today, the social network announced changes to its branded content policy that will make it more obvious when a celebrity or other...
01:44 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Dish customers can stream Netflix in 4K with the Hopper 3
Dish took a major leap forward at CES 2016, introducing its first 4K receiver and DVR. But, as great as it is for customers to have that option, Hopper 3 needs compatible content in order to show true...
01:26 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Apple vs the FBI continues in New York encryption battle
We said it wasn't over. The federal government plans to pursue a Brooklyn drug case in which it's compelling Apple to unlock an iPhone. This is completely separate from the San Bernardino ca...
12:48 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Senator Al Franken takes on Oculus over VR data mining
With all of the groundbreaking aspects of virtual reality come a slew of new privacy concerns. Oculus, for example, says in its privacy policy it will track information about your location, physical m...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget BMW launches premium car-sharing service in Seattle
Automakers continue to push into the shared-car market. Today BMW announced ReachNow, a premium, free-floating car sharing service in Seattle. Users can get short-term one-way rentals of BMW 3 Series,...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget The best electric vehicle
By Rik PaulThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After doing three months of research, interviewing leading exp...
11:51 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Microsoft beats Google to offline translation on iOS
Microsoft updated its Translator app to support offline translation on Android back in February, and it's just added the same feature to the iOS version. Like the Android app, the translation wor...
11:28 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Nintendo kills 3D 'Zelda' tribute game on the web
About a half million people were amused by a browser-based Zelda tribute, but Nintendo's lawyers weren't among them. As we predicted, the company told the folks behind Zelda30Tribute to take...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Expando-cubes, Roboctopi and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at Harvard have created a "tunable" material that can grow, shrink and change shape on command, which could lead to Capsule Corp-style housing. It...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget NASA's resurrected telescope seeks wandering planets
NASA is kicking off a search for free-spirited exoplanets as part of the Kepler space telescope's extended K2 mission. It's an impressive quest for an instrument that was all but written off...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Where to buy LG's G5 in the UK
If LG flagships have played it relatively safe over the past few years, then the new G5 is downright dangerous. Like any top-of-the-range smartphone, its specs tick all the right boxes, but otherwise ...
10:23 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget There's an app for saying 'I told you so'
If you're the sort of person who relishes bellowing "I told you so!" into other people's faces then, congratulations, you're an asshole. You're also the prime target for ...
10:10 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Cassetteboy mashup pokes fun at the Investigatory Powers Bill
As the British government pushes ahead with the Investigatory Powers Bill, a new piece of legislation designed to update and extend its surveillance powers, the notorious Casetteboy has struck again. ...
10:01 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Google makes building apps easier with Android Studio 2.0
In 2013, Google launched an official integrated development environment (IDE) called Android Studio to make app development for its mobile platform faster and more visual. That must have worked, as th...
09:42 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Key ingredient of life might have come from comets
Life on Earth might not have developed as we know it without a little sprinkling of sugar from space. A new study by a group of French scientists suggests the possibility that early Earth got its firs...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Edge browser is clamping down on Flash, too
"Adobe Flash isn't responding." It's the message you can feel coming as soon as your browser grinds to a halt and you abandon all hope of salvaging what you were working on. Well, ...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Security director rigged lotteries with code
New evidence in an Iowa case shows a former security director at the Multi-State Lottery Association used code to rig draws. If someone made an 80s wish fulfilment movie for hackers, this might just b...
08:21 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget BMW uses the HTC Vive to design new vehicles
Since the Oculus Rift was first unveiled, it's been clear that virtual reality has applications beyond the home. One such use case is the automotive industry, where designers are constantly drawi...
07:07 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's iPhone keyboard app experiment is no Swiftkey
Microsoft's Garage team makes all kinds of experiment apps and then usually puts them out onto competitors' devices. Sometimes, they're a different approach to connected life, other tim...
05:41 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget DARPA christens its anti-submarine drone ship 'Sea Hunter'
DARPA's Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) has a brand new and less tongue twisty name: Sea Hunter. The agency made the announcement at the drone ship's christen...
04:22 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget EU court says linking to copyrighted material isn't illegal
The EU Court of Justice announced in 2014 that it doesn't see linking to a publicly available website as a form of copyright infringement. Now, its Advocate General, Melchior Wathelet, says linki...
03:03 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget The PS4's new update sneaks in 4TB drive support and more
Yes, yes, you can now play your PS4 on your PC or Mac. (We'll be doing it on our break.) but the latest update also resurrects old features, adds new ones, and does plenty more if you have no rem...
01:02 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Barnes and Noble farms out some Nook tech services
The slow retirement of the Barnes and Noble e-reader continues. After shedding its deal with Microsoft (and closing services outside of the UK and US), the bookseller is looking to save money by outso...
01:01 am -04 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Engadget Barnes and Noble farms out some Nook tech services
The slow retirement of the Barnes and Noble e-reader continues. After shedding its deal with Microsoft (and closing services outside of the UK and US), the bookseller is looking to save money by outso...
11:06 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Hackers hijack radio stations to air a furry podcast
In the kind of story we should probably get used to hearing, Ars Technica digs into an incident Tuesday morning where someone redirected multiple radio stations including KIFT and KXAX to broadcast an...
09:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Uber settles background check lawsuit in California
Uber promises never to describe its service as the "safest ride on the road" or call its background check process "the gold standard" again. That's one of the terms it agreed ...
08:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget State-run healthcare websites aren't as secure as you'd think
Health insurance websites in California, Kentucky and Vermont apparently aren't as secure as they should be. According to the Associated Press, based on the vulnerabilities found by the Governmen...
07:56 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Team behind 'Shadow Moses' to focus on 'Metal Gear' VR museum
Shadow Moses was intended to be a Metal Gear Solid fan remake, but development came to a halt last month over copyright issues. As a result, the group behind that project, iRam Gamer, has now shifted ...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Implantable computer chip could spot seizures before they start
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have teamed with IBM to develop an implantable computer chip capable of constantly monitoring the patient's brain activity and, hopefully, predict whe...
06:36 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Toyota's developing a 'guardian angel' to take the wheel
Toyota's taking a different approach to creating the self-driving cars of our future. Unlike other automakers and tech giants that have already begun investing time and resources into the space, ...
05:57 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Call Sweden's national number and talk to a random Swede now
The news almost reads like an Onion headline: Sweden, the country, has got its very own telephone number. And you can call it anytime you like to chat with a random Swede about, well, anything really....
05:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Facebook updates Search to better promote Live Video
Following the debut of new Facebook Live features yesterday, the social site announced on Thursday that it is adjusting its Search functionality to help users uncover Live video content more easily. F...
05:09 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Apple's MacBook Pro Retina and more!
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
04:47 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Outlook for iOS and Android syncs calendar info from other apps
Ever since it acquired Sunrise, the popular social calendar app, Microsoft's been bringing more of its features to the Outlook mobile apps. To that end, Outlook for iOS and Android can now sync w...
04:23 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Facebook is being used to sell weapons in the Middle East
Facebook's social network reaches billions of people around the world, but its tools aren't always used with the best intentions. The New York Times reports that Facebook Groups are being us...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget 'Quantum Break' is a legitimate reason to buy an Xbox One
Almost three years after the Xbox One's debut, it's getting its biggest and arguably first real exclusive. Quantum Break won't be available on other consoles, it isn't a sequel, no...
03:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget 'The Walking Dead' studio will publish '7 Days to Die' on consoles
Telltale Games is best known for its emotional point-and-click adventure games The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Game of Thrones, but the studio's publishing division is just getting starte...
03:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Everything hinges on 'Final Fantasy XV'
Final Fantasy XV has to be perfect. After a decade of development hell, a name change from Versus XIII to XV, a complete mechanical overhaul and a director swap, die-hard series fans aren't just ...
03:06 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Iceland resists Pirate Party push for early elections
Following the pseudo-resignation of its Prime Minister, whom the leaked Panama Papers tied to an offshore holding company, Iceland's ruling coalition remains in turmoil. Despite appointing a new ...
02:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget FDA approves 'world's smallest' pacemaker for heart patients
As consumer technology has trended smaller and thinner, medical devices have done the same. And now, the first transcatheter pacemaker has been approved for use with heart patients in the US. Medtroni...
02:04 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Facebook makes finding your Messenger friends way easier
Facebook announced on Thursday that it is implementing three new features for its popular Messenger app. They're designed to make finding and connecting with other users easier. Specifically the ...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Cablevision customers can access Hulu like any other channel
Almost a year ago, Cablevision announced plans to become the first cable provider to offer Hulu through its regular service. Today, the on-demand streaming option is finally being added to Optimum TV ...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Reddit's official mobile app launches on iOS and Android
Reddit has launched its official iOS and Android apps, three months after revealing that it was working on the latter. The company has historically neglected its mobile users, and bought the unofficia...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget SYNEK's wine system ensures a perfect pour across styles
Nearly two years ago, SYNEK launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund its countertop beer system to keep fresh suds available on tap at home. After raising $650,000, it launched successfully and re...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget SYNEK's wine system makes personalized suggestions
Nearly two years ago, SYNEK launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund its countertop beer system to keep fresh suds available on tap at home. After raising $650,000, it launched successfully and re...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Major League Baseball team uses VR for batting practice
Virtual reality made its way into the NFL last year, when the Dallas Cowboys became the first team in the league to use the technology for training. Now, on the Major League Baseball side, a similar p...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Watch the BAFTA Games Awards live right here!
For over a decade the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has held an awards ceremony to highlight the best video games. These mirror its prestigious movie and TV awards, recognising d...
12:10 pm -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's airline seat puts you in a high-tech cocoon
Panasonic has launched the most techie airplane seat we've ever seen, complete with its own app, user programmable mood lighting and a 4K TV. It revealed the product, called "Waterfront,&quo...
11:50 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget FBI bought 'a tool' to crack the San Bernardino iPhone
Last week, the US Justice Department dropped its encryption case against Apple thanks to a helping hand from a "third party." With some help, the government said it was able to access the co...
11:25 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Adidas tries to make buying Yeezys fair, but misses the mark
Buying Yeezy Boost sneakers online is tough. It comes down to this: Supply cannot meet demand. The shortage is so acute that if you don't buy them at launch for retail price -- between $200 and $...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Rhapsody's Listener Network makes finding new music easier
All of the big music services have pretty much the same catalog, high profile holdouts like Taylor Swift aside. At this point, most of the innovation happening in streaming music is around trying to s...
10:37 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving cars to face their toughest test yet
Google is taking its self-driving cars to a fourth city in an expansion of its ongoing development. The latest location for testing is Phoenix, Arizona, which is significantly more arid than any city ...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Reuters: White House refuses to openly back encryption law
The White House is apparently refusing to publicly back a law that would force tech companies to comply with decryption requests. Reuters has spoken to anonymous sources inside the administration that...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget These smart glasses became my erratic personal trainer
Fitness wearables don't have to go on your wrist -- although it makes sense that most of them are designed that way. We've been wearing wristwatches for generations, so it's a place whe...
09:39 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget DJI will supply drones for European emergency missions
While aerial drones are opening up a whole new world for consumers, organizations are also quietly working out the best way to deploy them in high-impact situations. The UAE's Drones for Good com...
09:20 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Pollution concrete, EV wireless charging and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists at UCLA have made concrete by first extracting greenhouse gases from power plant smokestacks. An EV prototype to wirelessly charge cars is making the rounds,...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Stream Android games to Twitch without a smartphone
Twitch committed to mobile gaming in a big way by sponsoring a Vainglory tournament and it's making streaming easier by partnering with Bluestacks. As a reminder, Bluestacks makes an Android emul...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Hasbro and Indiegogo want your board game ideas
Despite the ever-growing number of screens at our disposal, there's still a desire for traditional board games that rely on paper, card and plastic. Hasbro, an industry titan that owns Monopoly, ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Group of 10- to 14-year-olds win $15,000 playing 'Minecraft'
If your kids are going to play video games anyway, then you may want to make sure they're really good at it. Why? Well, take for example this group of grade and middle school kids from Maryland w...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Lutron adds Alexa support to its connected home devices
While Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices get more and more features to play music and order goods from the online retailer, it's IoT that's making it the must-have device for the home. With...
08:42 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Herms will offer more straps for the Apple Watch
Apple and Herm&eacute;s have revealed that the pair will introduce a raft of new strap options for the Apple Watch. According to Elle Australia, the new bands will launch on April 19th in a variet...
08:15 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget First official look at GoPro's 'Omni' VR camera rig
It was almost a year ago we learned that GoPro was planning a spherical camera rig for VR. Back then, that was pretty much all we knew. The announcement came at the same time that CEO Nick Woodman con...
08:05 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Watch the first trailer for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
It's been barely three months since Star Wars: The Force Awakens swept into theaters, showing the world what's become of the far-flung galaxy since Return of the Jedi. Now that the film is a...
06:58 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget US Navy's solar drone flies from and lands on water
Unlike most quadcopters, the Aqua-Quad doesn't take off from solid ground. Dr. Kevin Jones and his team from the Naval Postgraduate School developed it to fly straight up from the ocean or any bo...
05:56 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Google puts money into cementing green energy standards in Asia
Plenty of big tech companies are looking to source green energy whenever they can for their substantial energy needs, and Google is the same. But it looks like it's hard to find the renewable ene...
04:55 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget FAA considers rules allowing small drones to fly over people
Late last year the FAA implemented rules on drone registration, and now its working group of experts has submitted another set of recommendations. This time the focus is on rules for unmanned aircraft...
03:20 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Ubisoft breaks out the banhammer for 'The Division' cheaters
Ubisoft knows that cheating is running rampant in Tom Clancy's The Division and it's out to change that. Between hacks where enemy bullets can travel through walls to homing bullets, trying ...
01:48 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Algae's enzyme might hold the secret to mass producing biofuel
A common microscopic pond and lake alga named Botryococcus braunii makes big amounts of liquid hydrocarbons that can be used to make biofuel. Problem is, we can't use the organism itself as a sou...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, April 7, 2016
Engadget Platoons of autonomous trucks took a road trip across Europe
Six vehicle manufacturers just proved that self-driving trucks are perfectly capable of driving across a whole continent. These companies, including Volvo and Daimler, participated in the European Tru...
11:03 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Basis Peak gets smarter with music control and activity editing
The Basis Peak fitness tracker just got an update that controls the music playing on an Android or iOS device and lets users manually enter the type and duration of a workout. Good news for music fans...
10:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Video game clip-sharing service Plays.tv has 10 million users.
Plays.tv, a video-sharing platform for gamers, today revealed a major milestone: 10 million active users per month. That's an astonishing number on its own, but it's particularly notable con...
10:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Video game clip-sharing service Plays.tv has 10 million users
Plays.tv, a video-sharing platform for gamers, today revealed a major milestone: 10 million active users per month. That's an astonishing number on its own, but it's particularly notable con...
09:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Facebook pays news outlets to use its live video service
Facebook really, really wants its live video service to be a success -- so much so that it's willing to offer cash to get those streams going. The social network explains to Recode that it's...
08:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Taco Bell wants you to order food from a chat bot
We've seen some clever ways to order food online in our day, but this one is decidedly off the wall. Taco Bell is testing TacoBot, a chat AI that helps you order (what else?) tacos in a Slack co...
07:47 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Newegg to offer customer support via Facebook Messenger
Ever since Facebook Messenger started allowing businesses to chat with their customers (and vice versa), it's been used as a means of customer support. A number of different companies have alread...
07:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Volvo will conduct China's largest test of self-driving cars
Volvo is about to embark on one of the greatest adventures in the history of self-driving cars... at leat, if everything goes according to plan. It's planning an experiment in China (reportedly t...
06:08 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 preview adds Cortana's cross-device features
Been aching to try some of the bigger improvements from Windows 10's Anniversary Update? It's time to give them a shot. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview (only available on...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget The FBI is briefing senators on how it cracked the iPhone's passcode
Last month, the FBI dropped its court case compelling Apple to unlock an iPhone 5c that was part of an investigation into a terrorist attack in San Bernardino after figuring out how to hack into it wi...
04:52 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Game Boy mod plays nearly any classic Nintendo game
It's trivial to play vintage Nintendo games if you're not picky about what devices you use. But what if you miss the look and feel of the original Game Boy? Wermy has an answer: build a Game...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Now you can order a Domino's pizza simply by opening an app
Domino's already has a slew of ways for you to tell the company you'd like a pizza. There's the Easy Order button, the emoji tweet, the Echo method -- heck you can even do it directly t...
03:59 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Panama Papers firm says it was the victim of a hack
That gigantic Panama Papers leak revealing the sometimes shady tax haven dealings of the wealthy? If you ask the law firm the data came from, it's no leak at all... it's the fallout from an...
03:55 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget The 'Rocket League' boxed edition hits US shelves in July
The physical edition of the ball-bashing, car-crashing game Rocket League rolls into US stores on July 5th, though the lucky folks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa get it on June 24th. The game c...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Verizon team-up will create a mobile video service for teens
Apparently, Verizon doesn't believe its go90 video service is hip enough. It just bought a minority stake in AwesomenessTV, and plans to work with the DreamWorks-owned firm to create a "pre...
03:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget 'Doom' open beta kicks off April 15th
You won't have to pre-order a game to get a taste of Doom's multiplayer mode before the ultra-violent first-person shooter arrives on May 13th. Bethesda and id Software have revealed that th...
02:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Reddit's blocking tool now hides unwanted comments and posts
In a big step towards making Reddit a more welcoming community for everyone, and not just its hardcore users, the site just debuted an upgraded blocking tool. Previously, you could block Reddit users ...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime same-day delivery expands to 11 more US cities
You know what's better than free two-day shipping? Free same-day shipping, and folks in 11 more US metro areas can now take advantage of Amazon's speedy delivery times. Prime members in Char...
01:55 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Dell XPS 15 review: A MacBook Pro rival for Windows users
By the time I hit publish on this review, something interesting had happened: Dell revealed that its XPS 15 laptop was outselling the smaller XPS 13. How could that be? Most flagship notebooks these d...
01:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Opera's ex-CEO releases his finished web browser for power users
Do you miss the days when it felt like Opera was focused more on avid web surfers than the broader public? So does Opera's former CEO Jon von Tetzchner. He just released the finished version o...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget 'Rock Band 4' for PC fails to get crowdfunded
Labels may have wanted to keep Rock Band 4 from making the leap to PCs over piracy concerns, but not even a crowdfunding campaign could help jumpstart the effort. Harmonix held a month-long campaign o...
12:55 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Now we know why landslides can flow like rivers
The rule of thumb with a landslide is that however far up a mountain it begins, you're safe if you can get twice that distance away. So, if a fall begins a mile up, you need to be two miles away ...
12:26 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Google tests native desktop notifications for Chrome on Mac
Google Chrome already has its own desktop notifications for Windows and Mac to alert you to new Gmail messages and other updates. However, those pop-ups on Apple machines act independently from all of...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget The Orah 4i camera makes live 360-degree videos a reality
There are a few options out there for creating 360-degree video. Consumers like you and me would likely go for a portable camera like the Ricoh Theta or Kodak's SP360. Professionals, on the other...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: A taste for laziness
OK, the title is a little inflammatory. I know that not everyone using meal delivery services are lazy -- heck, some people have things like children and full-time jobs to think about! But there are a...
11:45 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Comcast deal lets you buy 'Star Wars' from your set-top box
It's not that hard to get Star Wars: The Force Awakens through digital sources, but Comcast doesn't want to be left out. It just struck a deal that brings Disney's movies to the Xfinit...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' hits Xbox One on October 11
There's still a lot we don't know about Gears of War 4, but at least we finally have a release date: October 11 for the Xbox One. The game is set 25 years after the end of the last entry, an...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' hits Xbox One on October 11th
There's still a lot we don't know about Gears of War 4, but at least we finally have a release date: October 11th for the Xbox One. The game is set 25 years after the end of the last entry, ...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Nuheara's wireless earbuds can also enhance hearing
At what point does something officially become a trend? For truly wireless earbuds, I'm calling it now. Nuheara is the latest company to enter into the fray, with its IQbuds: a pair that blends i...
10:28 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget 3D projections turn trees into divinities
That is not a photoshop, it's the work of French photographer Cl&eacute;ment Briend.Shot for the series Cambodian Trees, the image was created by using multiple projectors to turn trees in Ph...
09:52 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Huawei's P9 flagship phone has a Leica-endorsed dual camera
Thanks to its affordable and often feature-packed devices, Huawei has firmly entrenched itself as the third biggest smartphone manufacturer behind Apple and Samsung. Over the past six months or so, th...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Study says people get turned on by touching a robot's privates
We've known for a long time that some people like touching robotic butts and cannot lie -- sex-bots already exist, after all. But now a group of researchers from Stanford University have produced...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Twitch is helping create a new eSports league
Twitch's list of competitive gaming partnerships is growing at a rapid pace. Following deals with the folks behind Vainglory and Rocket League, the broadcasting juggernaut is joining forces with ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Moleskine's latest pen and notebook instantly digitize scribbles
Moleskine's sketchbooks and pads have been a top choice for doodlers and notetakers for quite some time. The company also dabbled in the gadget world, including co-branded products with Adobe, Li...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Forge makes livestreaming easier
About a month ago, my cousin asked for tips on livestreaming. He had OBS, the software of choice for many streamers, but he had a long way to go before his debut on Twitch or YouTube Gaming. OBS works...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Brightest X-ray laser, 3D printing cartilage and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Stanford's National Accelerator Laboratory is upgrading a laser beam to make it the brightest X-ray laser in the world, enabling all sorts of as-yet unseen science...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live gets a discovery section and instant reactions
Facebook Live is looking to tap its billion-plus user advantage and built-in social and group features to gain an edge on rivals like Periscope. As such, it has revealed live streaming within groups a...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget MIT 3D prints a complete walking robot
A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab believe that it's created a new way to 3D print whole robots. The breakthrough that researchers have made centers around cr...
07:30 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget The UK wants to make an olympics for eSports
The UK is throwing its weight behind a plan to launch an international sporting event that'll mirror the olympics, but for eSports. The eGames is a tournament backed by the government which will ...
06:56 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget DARPA helps drones avoid mid-air collisions
Some of the latest consumer drones, such as the DJI Phantom 4, come with an obstacle avoidance system. They're designed for stationary and slow-moving objects, however, like trees and cyclists, r...
05:55 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget 'The Next Rembrandt' is a 3D-printed take on the painter's style
A new Rembrandt painting has been unveiled in Amsterdam on Tuesday, and we're not talking about a newly discovered work. No, this one called The Next Rembrandt is truly brand new, created using d...
04:50 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi made a toy tablet that turns into a Transformers robot
Xiaomi and Hasbro gave Soundwave, the Transformers robot that can turn into a microcasette recorder, a makeover fit for the new era. The two teamed up to create a tablet that unfolds into a shiny 190m...
03:46 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget The future of air travel includes giant seatback displays
Airlines are increasingly embracing mobile devices for in-flight entertainment, and for a good reason -- a tablet is usually much nicer than the cramped, crude seatback systems you normally deal with....
03:01 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Twitter offers 20 weeks paid leave for all new parents
Twitter is joining social network rival Facebook by offering 20 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave starting May 1st. The company told Fortune it made the move both to set an example and assure ado...
02:36 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget The military is taking cyber warfare a lot more seriously
Following the rather embarrassing revelation that the Pentagon has no idea who'd be in charge in the event of a cyber attack comes word that the military is stepping up its cyber warfare game. So...
01:41 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget The last two 'Star Trek' films are coming home in 4K June 14th
While you and BB-8 cuddle with a 1080p Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray, Paramount is readying its first Ultra HD Blu-ray releases with Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness. We're not sure ...
12:22 am -04 - Wed, April 6, 2016
Engadget Uber rival promises a nicer ride through happier drivers
Numerous transportation outfits pitch themselves as anti-Ubers that aren't as relentlessly profit-minded as Travis Kalanick and crew, but Juno is trying something a little different: it's ho...
11:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget The Great Firewall of China blocks even its own creator
Fang Binxing is being mocked online, because he was forced to set up a VPN in front of a live audience to get past the Great Firewall of China, according to BBC. If it were anyone else, it wouldn'...
10:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Chromecast in a '70s TV is wonderful and weird
You've no doubt seen some interesting attempts at melding vintage tech with the modern world, but few of them are likely to be as fun (and vaguely practical) as this. Gadget tweaker Dr. Moddnsti...
09:38 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Nest has 'case-by-case' help for abandoned Revolv owners
Next month Nest shutting is down its service that powers Revolv smart home hubs, and now the Google-owned company says it's trying to help owners of the devices. Nest bought Revolv back in 2014 b...
08:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget 'DOTA 2' VR spectator mode may be as exciting as playing the game
The next time you want to follow an eSports tourney, you might find yourself strapping on a virtual reality headset. Valve just teased a VR spectator mode for DOTA 2 (scroll down to the video above &q...
08:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA will power the first-ever driverless race cars
NVIDIA made autonomous cars a major company focus a few years ago, but today it announced something a bit more daring at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose today. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang that NVIDIA...
07:48 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Next Amazon Kindle comes with rechargeable cases
Amazon Kindles can already last for weeks on a single charge, but the upcoming "top-of-the-line" model could last even longer than that. According to The Wall Street Journal, it will come wi...
07:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget 'Zelda' turns 30 and gets a browser-based tribute game
While we all endure the endless wait for a new Zelda game to grace the Wii U in its last days, the original quest that put Link (and Ganon) on the map is getting a new lease on life. The fan-made proj...
06:49 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget 'Quantum Break' looks relentlessly surreal
I've never taken as many screenshots of an Xbox One game as I have Quantum Break. When I wasn't preoccupied with slowing down the flow of time to outrun enemies who wanted to murder me or to...
06:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Newly discovered magnetism is a big boost for quantum computers
Until now, humanity has only known two forms of magnetism: ferromagnetism (the kind you see on your fridge) and antiferromagnetism (a sort of negative magnetism found in hard drives). However, MIT re...
05:52 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Google opens up its tool for testing your Android phone's lag
For years, Google has had tools to test the lag in Android and Chrome OS devices, letting it know when bad hardware or sloppy software is causing delays in touch input or voice commands. Wish you coul...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile adds more services to Binge On and Music Freedom
T-Mobile's Binge On and Music Freedom plans for streaming video and music without gobbling up your data add new services to the data-free initiative on the regular. Today, the Un-carrier is addin...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Make your own creature feature in Fallout 4's 'Wasteland Workshop'
Fallout 4's second DLC pack, "Wasteland Workshop", is scheduled for release next Tuesday, April 12th. Today, however, Bethesda dropped this wicked cool preview of what's in store f...
04:25 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Major League Baseball approves wearable tech for in-game use
Major League Baseball season started this week, and the league's rules committee will allow wearables to hit the diamond for the first time. During games, MLB players can wear a Motus Baseball Sl...
04:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Google's calendar reminders are coming to the web
Google announced on Tuesday that it will begin rolling out the calendar reminders found in its mobile app to its web interface this week. The reminders will behave identically online as they do in-app...
03:39 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget 'The Last of Us' and 'Uncharted' movies could be in trouble
The Last of Us and the Uncharted series are known for their cinematic feel and spectacular set pieces, so it's not surprising that Hollywood wants to adapt them for the big screen. If you're...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget France wants Apple to pay $55 million over strict carrier deals
Have you noticed that many carriers give prominent placement to the iPhone in their catalogs, with virtually identical marketing? That's because Apple gets to dictate some pretty strict terms to...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget A VR video made me rethink my relationship with meat
Barbarism. That's the best word to describe the events depicted in iAnimal, a 360-degree video that takes you inside a pig farm. Shot by animal welfare charity Animal Equality, the experience las...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's insane DGX-1 is a computer tailor-made for deep learning
NVIDIA has moved its GPU business far beyond just powering gaming computers. For several years now, the company has been focused on using its technology to power advanced machine learning technology, ...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget 'Eve: Valkyrie' is coming to the HTC Vive this year
With the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive now available for consumers, the virtual reality wars have officially begun. But depending on your headset choice, the content options will vary. So if you had your h...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget The best drill
By Doug Mahoney This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After using 16 drills to drive 1,669 3-inch scre...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Medium attracts The Awl and other influential publishers
Medium started as a no-fuss blogging site for passionate writers seeking good design and a larger audience. Over the last three years, however, the platform has slowly expanded and become a home for l...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Producer recreates 'The Life of Pablo' without ever hearing it
If you didn't know, Kanye West's latest album was a Tidal exclusive for a pretty long time. Tidal isn't available in Japan, and pirating music is a criminal offence with penalties as ha...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Got an HTC Vive? Now's your chance to swim with a blue whale.
HTC's Vive virtual reality headset has finally begun shipping to enthusiasts' homes. But a high-end VR headset is only as good as its content. Which is why LA-based VR studio Wevr is making ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Instagram's big bet on video doesn't stop at 60 seconds
Last week, Instagram surprised its users by increasing the 15-second limit of its videos to a whopping 60 seconds, a full four times longer than it was before. It had already extended the video viewin...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget PayPal nixes North Carolina ops center following anti-LGBT law
The passing of HB2, a law that denies protections for people who are gay or transgender, is proving to be very expensive for Governor Pat McCrory and the state of North Carolina. In the weeks followin...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Twitter adds DM share button to iOS and Android
If you're a fan of secretly sharing tweets with your friends via DM, today's your lucky day. The Twitter apps for iOS and Android are being updated with a dedicated Message button for quicke...
12:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Every message in WhatsApp is completely encrypted
Surprise! WhatsApp, one of the most popular online communication services in the world, now uses end-to-end encryption on every device and for every message, whether it's voice, text, photo, vide...
12:16 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget HTC starts shipping its Vive virtual reality headset
Oculus may have gotten a little head start by shipping its Rift virtual reality headset almost two weeks ago, but HTC's VR gadget is heading to customers today. The HTC Vive is heading out to fol...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Lyft Line expanding to six more cities
Today, Lyft announced that its Line shared ride feature will launch in six new cities. The service will roll out in Denver, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle and Newark starting April 11....
11:40 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Starz launches its own streaming service with offline viewing
The home of Blunt Talk, Outlander and Black Sails is copying HBO and Showtime by launching its own streaming service. Priced at $8.99 a month, Starz is letting its users watch the channel's origi...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget PS4 Remote Play comes to your computer on April 6th
At last, PS4 Remote Play is coming to your computer. Sony has confirmed that the console's big 3.50 system update is arriving on April 6th with the game streaming feature intact, giving you a cha...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a trio of Nest products courtesy of Bitdefender!
With more internet-facing smart devices in homes than ever before, it's wise to consider securing that digital portal. The Bitdefender Box connects to your home router, providing an easy-to-setup...
10:42 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Ikea made a kitchen showroom in VR
Sometimes, a trip to Ikea can feel like an early glimpse at the apocalypse. The crowds, the screaming kids, it's all a bit much. But oftentimes a visit is inevitable in order to see what a partic...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget You can watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with BB-8
If you enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, April will likely bring more joy in the form of Blu-ray and streaming availability. Chances are that you'll sit down with friends and family to watch ...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget HTC Vive review: Truly immersive VR comes at a cost
The virtual reality wars have officially begun. Last week the consumer version of the Oculus Rift finally started shipping, and now HTC's $800 Vive headset is ready to roll. It's a collabora...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget The line between sports and eSports continues to blur
The division between the activities you do outside with balls and those indoors with mice is narrowing by the day. Not content with invading the realm of traditional broadcasting, eSports is now getti...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Chocolate science, firefighter tech and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: You may want to switch careers after seeing the chocolate formula MIT researchers got to dig into; Georgia Tech came up with a heads up display for biometric tracking a...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Roku's new $50 stick fits a quad-core CPU in a smaller frame
Roku's last Streaming Stick was plenty of things: Compact, inexpensive and perfect for bringing on vacation. But you wouldn't call it fast, per se. That's something Roku aimed to fix wi...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Adidas designed a wearable for PE class
Last year, Adidas made a commitment to help young students stay fit and healthy. This idea was born after the sportswear giant teamed up with Interactive Health Technologies, a firm that provides a co...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Zepp's redesigned sport sensor tracks your swing more accurately
For Zepp Labs, a young startup from Los Gatos, California, the goal with its first multi-sport sensor was clear from the beginning: To help baseball, golf and tennis players improve their game. Now, m...
08:35 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Japanese internet cafes' latest service is VR theater for one
Smokey Japanese internet cafes aren't where the possible future of entertainment is typically revealed to the press, but here I am. An association of said internet cafes and entertainment complex...
08:05 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung first to market with 10-nanometer DRAM
Intel may have delayed its 10-nanometer CPUs, but all systems are go for Samsung's 10-nanometer-class DRAM chips. The company is now mass producing the first DDR4 chips using the tech in 8Gb siz...
07:46 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Dog microchipping becomes mandatory in the UK
If you own a dog, it's over eight weeks old and it's not fitted with a microchip, you'll be breaking the law as of tomorrow. Compulsory microchipping regulations were introduced in Nort...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Twitter will stream Thursday night NFL games
Twitter is frequently pilloried by investors for not being as successful a social network as Facebook, but that's not really what the site is about. The service is reportedly strengthening its ca...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Twitter will stream Thursday night NFL games
Twitter is frequently pilloried by investors for not being as successful a social network as Facebook, but that's not really what the site is about. The service is reportedly strengthening its ca...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget HP unveils some slimmed-down, mid-range Envy laptops
No, these aren't as flashy as that jewelry-inspired "world's thinnest" laptop that HP just unveiled, but hey: Regular people on regular budgets need new PCs too. The updated Envy a...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget HP's Spectre 13.3 laptop is as thin as a AAA battery
HP newest laptop, the Spectre 13.3, isn't like anything else in the company's lineup. In contrast to the company's candy-colored Chromebooks and plain silver notebooks, the Spectre was ...
05:15 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Facebook's tool for blind users can describe News Feed photos
Facebook has launched a new tool for iOS that can help blind, English-speaking users make sense of all the photos people post on the social network. It's called automatic alternative text, and it...
04:02 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Microsoft wants you to hack together a 'Halo 5' app
Sure, you've been making multiplayer levels with Halo 5: Guardians' Forge mode, but now Microsoft wants you to create something different for the game. Like a web app or something along thos...
02:59 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Barclays finally rolls out Apple Pay support
If you're a Barclays customer and you've been waiting since last year for the bank to support Apple Pay, we have some good news. The company announced today that the NFC payment technology h...
02:44 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Rwanda will get drone-delivered medical aid in July
In July, a fleet of fixed-wing drones will start dropping precious medical supplies to 21 hospitals and clinics in western Rwanda. These autonomous drones are made by an American startup called Ziplin...
01:04 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Yelpers are getting a show on The Food Network
The Food Network is teaming up with Yelp for a new show, according to Forbes, and it's aptly entitled 12 Angry Yelpers. Forbes says it will use Yelp reviews to "help restaurants discover and...
12:30 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's Lumix GX85 is a compact camera that packs a punch
The Lumix series is expanding with the GX85, an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera featuring a compact body and impressive specs. Panasonic says this shooter combines the best of its GX8 and GX7, ...
12:03 am -04 - Tue, April 5, 2016
Engadget The Pentagon isn't sure who'd be in charge during a cyberattack
According to a report published Monday by the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Defense lacks clear rules on who would be in charge during a national-level cyberattack. It could be t...
11:06 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' mod may actually make the game fun
When it released in early 2013, Aliens: Colonial Marines was an absolute garbage fire of a video game. There was a lawsuit regarding the wide gulf in quality between what developer Gearbox Software (o...
10:14 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Researchers made the smallest diode using a DNA molecule
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and Ben-Gurion University has developed an electronic component so tiny, you can't even see it under an ordinary microscope. See, the team use...
09:26 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget 'Starbound' is almost ready for everyone to explore
After years of being in Steam's Early Access program for in-development games, Starbound is readying to leave those confines. Four years on and the 1.0 patch, what developer Chucklefish refers to...
08:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Android Auto reaches cars in 18 more countries
Android Auto isn't just available in a handful of countries anymore. Google has expanded its phone-as-infotainment integration to 18 more countries, as well as Puerto Rico. Most of the coverage...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Star Wars' Blu-ray, 'Fantastic Contraption'
Now that The Walking Dead has wrapped up its season with an annoying cliffhanger, it's time for Fear the Walking Dead to step in on AMC. Of course, neither show matches up to the Star Wars: The F...
07:18 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Intel loses execs managing PCs and the Internet of Things
Intel has had its fair share of high-profile departures as of late (most notably the iconic Mooly Eden, who left last year), and they don't appear to be stopping any time soon. Senior VP Kirk Sk...
06:52 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget FCC labels ensure you get your daily dose of internet
The FCC passed its so-called Open Internet guidelines last year, and much of the talk focused on the practice of net neutrality. Those rules also reclassified broadband service as a utility and discus...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Drone makers form their own political lobbying group
Big drone makers aren't satisfied with existing efforts to get in the US government's good books, apparently. DJI, 3D Robotics, GoPro and Parrot have forged the Drone Manufacturers Alliance...
06:03 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Android's April security update tackles another Stagefright flaw
Google's monthly Android security updates are nothing new, but its latest release may be particularly important. The new April update tackles eight critical vulnerabilites that include one in th...
05:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget US Army hopes to outfit soldiers with tiny drones by 2018
American soldiers should soon get drone support beyond just big, expensive machines flying well above the battlefield. The US Army has requested industry information on the feasibility of making tiny ...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget The road to Panama: A history of whistleblowers and hacks
Yesterday, a coalition of journalists across the world launched the Panama Papers, a project to uncover the dirty secrets of the rich and powerful. An anonymous source provided reporters at German new...
05:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Yahoo expands sports streaming with daily MLB games
Opening Day is like Christmas for baseball fans, and Yahoo is giving them another reason to celebrate. 180, to be exact. Yahoo Sports announced today that it will stream one Major League Baseball game...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget NASA's use of HoloLens puts you on Mars with Buzz Aldrin
I got a ticket to Mars.At the end of an exhibit hall at San Francisco's Moscone Center, a Microsoft representative punched my orange ticket. I was ready to strap on the company's augmented r...
04:50 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget The 3D-printed eggs that could save vultures from extinction
It's hard to drum up sympathy for vultures. They do, after all, feast on the carcasses of dead (and diseased) animals. But at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in the UK, conservationist...
04:15 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget The internet of ratings: How makers became hip enough for reality TV
Technology wasn't always hip, and neither was Intel. The company, known for most of its 48-year history as the leader in PC chips, has in recent years branched out into more cutting-edge areas. T...
03:58 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Google Play apps are getting more unified logo designs
The new logo and wordmark that Google unveiled last fall marked probably the biggest visual revamp in the company's history, and now Google Play's logos are getting a bit of a facelift. The ...
03:28 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Toyota's data-focused company aims to make cars smarter
A few weeks ago, Ford announced its Smart Mobility subsidiary that will focus on autonomous vehicles, in-car tech and more. Today, Toyota made a similar move with Toyota Connected, Inc. The new data-d...
03:05 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Nest kills integration with Revolv's smart devices
Google-owned Nest has announced that it will shut down all support for the Revolv smart home hub in May and many customers are up in arms over the news. That's because, come middle of next month,...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Court awards $20 million in YouTube channel dispute
YouTube channels can be tremendous things when everything goes according to plan, but things can get really, truly ugly when their creators disagree with each other. Brandon Keating and David Moss hav...
02:21 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Outlook Premium gives you custom email addresses for $3.99 per month
News of a planned premium version of Microsoft's Outlook email platform broke a couple of months back, but at the time it was merely described as a pilot program. Thanks to a landing page discove...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Pebble brings text replies to iOS users on Verizon
Back in November, Pebble unveiled a Text Reply feature for iOS, finally letting iPhone users respond to incoming text messages on their Pebble smartwatch with a voice note or a canned text response (C...
01:54 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget 'Artificial gills' maker relaunches Indiegogo campaign amidst controversy
Last month, Triton, a start-up claiming to have created "artificial gills" that let divers breathe for up to 45 minutes underwater, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, and amassed...
01:38 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Amazon CEO says a brand-new flagship Kindle is coming next week
If you're thinking about buying a Kindle Voyage, you probably should hold off. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just tweeted this morning that the company is ready to release an "all-new, top of the li...
01:18 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Fight off aliens with the power of indie music in April
Loud on Planet X uses songs from Tegan and Sara, Lights, Metric, Purity Ring, METZ, Fucked Up, July Talk, Austra, Cadence Weapon and other high-profile independent bands to defeat hordes of invading (...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget World's most powerful X-ray laser will get 10,000 times brighter
If you think that Stanford's use of an super-bright X-ray laser to study the atom-level world is impressive, you're in for a treat. The school and its partners have started work on an upgrad...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Programming language makes circuits out of bacteria
Biological circuits have been a reality for years. However, making them is no mean feat: you typically have to create everything from scratch, which is impractical for everyone but a specialized gene...
11:40 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget 'Artificial gills' maker relaunches Indiegogo campaign amidst controversy
Last month, Triton, a start-up claiming to have created "artificial gills" that let divers breathe for up to 45 minutes underwater, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, and amassed...
11:12 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Sony made a custom PS4 controller for a gamer with cerebral palsy
It's tough to use gadgets when you have cerebral palsy -- few of their interfaces take the movement disorder into account. However, a Sony staffer went the extra mile to make sure this wasn'...
10:51 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Labour party says redrafted surveillance bill needs work
The UK government is trying to push through a new piece of surveillance legislation, despite facing strong opposition from technology companies and the intelligence community. Following a cross-party ...
10:41 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget iFixit tears apart the 9.7-inch iPad Pro
The repair-it-yourself crew at iFixit isn't done prying open Apple's smaller devices. It just finished a teardown of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro that reveals exactly how Cupertino stuffed most of ...
10:19 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget US working on rules for flying drones over populated areas
A US government committee has submitted proposed rules to the FAA for drone flights over populated areas, according to the Associated Press. The move would allow much broader use of UAVs for movie fil...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget 'Uncharted 4' shows what its devs learned from 'The Last of Us'
Nathan Drake thought he was out of the treasure hunting business, but the return of his long lost brother pulls him back in. That's the basic setup for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, developer ...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget BBM's paid privacy features go free
When BlackBerry phones were popular, so was BBM. The messaging app's dominance has slowly faded, however, as iPhone and Android shipments have soared. BBM is but one choice now in the App Store a...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Google pulls Taliban app after it was on Play for two days
A propaganda app from the Taliban that was initially accepted on the Play store Friday has now been pulled by Google over hate speech concerns. Called "Pashto Afghan News - Alemara," it repo...
08:11 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget UK clamps down on online ads disguised as articles
Even the most robust ad-blocking software can't strip the internet of promotional material entirely. UK watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) usually spends its time putting the ki...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win an iPhone SE courtesy of Mobilefun.co.uk
The iPhone 5s is starting to show a few grey hairs, but Apple's keeping the 4-inch form factor alive with the iPhone SE. Essentially an iPhone 6s massaged into a smaller, thicker frame, the iPhon...
06:35 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget 'Biopen' lets doctors 3D print cartilage during surgery
If you need knee replacement surgery in the future, doctors may be able to create a custom-made joint from your own stem cells. A team from St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, have developed the B...
04:35 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Homebrew self-driving tech gets millions in backing
George "Geohot" Hotz's attempt to put cheap, self-driving tech into any existing car raised eyebrows (and Tesla's ire) when it was revealed late last year. Now, one of Silicon Vall...
02:55 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget NASA gives away the data from an Earth-mapping spacecraft
Want to know a whole lot about the Earth's surface? NASA and the Japanese government are now giving away all the data from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiomet...
01:01 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Huge data leak reveals the hidden wealth of the rich and famous
In one of the biggest data leaks ever (even larger than the NSA wires leak in 2013), Panama-based legal firm Mossack Fonseca has seen 2.6 terabytes of its private data leaked to journalists. Shared wi...
12:25 am -04 - Mon, April 4, 2016
Engadget Scientists identify neurons that help you process emotions
Scientists just got one step closer to understanding the nuts and bolts of how your mind handles emotions. An MIT team has identified two neural connections in the brain's amygdala regions that ...
10:56 pm -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Tor accuses CloudFlare of blocking its anonymizing network
Not long ago, the content delivery provider CloudFlare claimed that a whopping 94 percent of the requests it gets from people using the Tor anonymizing network are malicious. It needs strict, Tor-spec...
09:29 pm -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Samsung Gear VR now works with the web's native VR format
Samsung's Gear VR already has a web browser, but it's now ready to browse the virtual reality experiences you find on the web, too. The company has introduced experimental support for WebVR...
08:01 pm -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Artificial skin grows hair and sweat glands
You've probably seen artificial skin before, but never has it been quite so... accurate. Japanese researchers have grown skin tissue that not only includes hair follicles, but all the glands tha...
07:14 pm -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Music industry pushes for digital copyright law reform
Think the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is broken, leading to all kinds of abuse? So does the American music industry... just not for the same reasons. The RIAA and other groups have responded to...
06:57 pm -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Blue Origin posts video of its rocket's third flight
Another day, another suborbital spaceflight for Blue Origin's BE-3 rocket booster. The New Shepard reached an altitude of 103km during its third flight yesterday, before the capsule came home via...
04:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Wireless charging system for EVs is nearly as good as plugging in
Wireless charging for electric cars is already affordable, but it's still pretty limited: it's not the quickest option, and it's not even on the radar if you're driving large vehic...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Tesla reportedly taps LG to make the Model 3's giant display
Tesla has a lot of Model 3 pre-orders to fill, so how's it going to get there? By asking some of the biggest companies in the world for help, that's how. Reuters sources hear that Tesla is h...
02:01 pm -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Airbnb cracks down on illegal hotels in its home town
San Francisco regulates short-term rental services like Airbnb, but there's still plenty of abuse. Locals can still point to property owners illegally offering short-term stays in homes they don...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget 6 gadgets that provide fresh water to those who need it most
By Cat DiStasioThere are 1.2 billion people around the world do not have reliable access to fresh, potable water. That's why advancements in water purification technology are so important. Fortun...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget The After Math: This is a joke, right?
April Fools Day was Friday, capping off a week of news that seemed too good to be true -- or, at least too ridiculous to be taken seriously. From drink-delivering drone caddies and off-road rollerblad...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla's Model 3, and more!
After years of anticipation, Tesla just unveiled its most affordable electric car to date. The Model 3 is a svelte EV for the masses that starts at $35,000, and it can drive 215 miles on a single char...
08:00 am -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget Autoblog reviews Tesla's Model X all-electric SUV
We finally take our turn behind the wheel of the highly anticipated Tesla Model X. The all-electric SUV from Silicon Valley automaker Tesla Motors shares plenty of technology with the Model S sedan, b...
02:21 am -04 - Sun, April 3, 2016
Engadget DARPA starts speed testing its submarine-hunting drone ship
DARPA's 130-foot unmanned ship is almost ready to take on rogue submarines. Its christening isn't slated to take place until April 7th, but it's now in the water near its construction s...
11:45 pm -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Apple, Google and Microsoft back EPA's emissions strategy
The White House and Environmental Protection Agency may have their plans for carbon dioxide emissions reduction hanging by a thread in court, but they're getting some big allies in their corner. ...
10:10 pm -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget This is what it looks like when a neural net colorizes photos
We've seen the horrific results of Google's servers taking acid and interpreting photos with DeepDream, but what happens when a neural network does something altogether less terrifying with ...
08:02 pm -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Feds promise to help local authorities unlock devices
The FBI has promised local authorities that it'll help them crack encrypted devices, so long as it's allowed by law, in a letter obtained by Reuters and Buzzfeed News. Just a few days ago, t...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive buyers face shipping headaches
Your gleaming vision of a virtual reality future may have to wait a while. Both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive buyers are facing delays and other headaches that are preventing them from getting their VR hea...
04:56 pm -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Tesla seriously underestimated Model 3 demand
It won't shock you to hear that Tesla low-balled demand for the Model 3, but by how much? Er... quite a bit, actually. Elon Musk has revealed that his company expected "1/4 to 1/2" of...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the Oculus Rift in a minute
We're only three months into 2016, but it's already safe to say that the Oculus Rift will have been one of the most hotly anticipated products of the year. The virtual realty headset, which ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Meet the Silicon Valley company bringing electricity to motorcross
Brisbane is a quiet community nestled between San Francisco and the awkwardly named South San Francisco. It consists of drab commercial parks that Highway 101 commuters overlook while heading in and o...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Watson made a simple apple pie complicated
'Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson' is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. As part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Sony's RX10 III is an impressive but overly expensive camera
Superzoom cameras aren't exactly the most exciting category when you're looking at photography equipment. They're usually almost as large as a DSLR but don't offer the advantage of...
10:30 am -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Crying Jordan has taken over the internet
The Evolution of theMichael JordanCrying Face MemeLaura Wagner,NPRIf you've been paying attention to Twitter over the last few months, especially sports Twitter, you've certainly noticed Mic...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Portable DNA lab, drone inspired by bug and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Bento Lab is releasing a portable lab to analyze DNA, the Picobug drone can autonomously switch from flying to crawling and back again, and NASA is giving the people wh...
05:18 am -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget DARPA's reusable unmanned 'gremlin' planes are a go
Four aerospace and security corporations will attempt to make DARPA's "gremlins program" dream a reality. The Department of Defense division has joined forces with its frequent collabor...
12:49 am -04 - Sat, April 2, 2016
Engadget Tech journalist Will Smith launches a talk show in VR
When Will Smith (no, not that one) announced he was leaving Tested to start his own virtual reality company last September, it came as a bit of a shock. But sometimes you see something so powerful tha...
11:57 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Acer Chromebase is an all-in-one video conference system
We first met Acer's Chromebase at CES 2016, but that one wasn't loaded with Google's enterprise software like this version is. The company's new Chromebase for meetings is a dedica...
11:17 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Facebook rejects NFL Thursday night livestreams
It looks like Facebook's flirtations with pro football are over. The social network was apparently in discussions with the NFL to livestream Thursday night games, but is backing out of the deal a...
10:45 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 has already racked up 232,000 pre-orders
It hasn't even been 24 hours since we got our first glimpse of Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 electric vehicle, and the pre-orders are flying in. Despite, or possibly because of, a polarizing style...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Fungi can help NASA deduce how climate change affects forests
A team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a new method to detect what kind of mycorrhizae are attached to the roots of trees using only satellite images. Mycorrhizae are fungi th...
09:37 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Next Blue Origin rocket carries two microgravity experiments
We only just found out that Jeff Bezos &amp; Co. are planning another round trip rocket flight for tomorrow, and now they've announced something extra. This time around the New Shepard vehicl...
09:37 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Next Blue Origin rocket carries two microgravity experiments (update: success)
We only just found out that Jeff Bezos &amp; Co. are planning another round trip rocket flight for tomorrow, and now they've announced something extra. This time around the New Shepard vehicl...
08:10 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget The new era of PlayStation starts today
Today marks the first day of Sony's new PlayStation-centric division, Sony Interactive Entertainment. Over on the PlayStation Blog, SIE president Shawn Layden says that it's going to be a bi...
07:13 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget 'Don't Starve: Shipwrecked' washes ashore on Steam
Don't Starve: Shipwrecked, the nautical themed expansion for one of our favorite survival games is finally out of Early Access on Steam and ready for your consumption. If you'll remember, th...
06:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Purdue researchers discover how Zika virus is structured
By now, you've probably heard of the Zika fever. You know, the mosquito-carried malady that's been declared an international health emergency and can trigger miscarriage for pregnant women o...
05:58 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Google apologizes again for its ill-fated 'Mic Drop' prank
Every year Google insists on unleashing a storm of April Fool's "jokes," but this time one had a problem. Last night its Gmail "Mic Drop" feature that responded with a dismiss...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: What kind of fool?
Welcome to your April Fool's edition of the Public Access Weekly -- the holiday that every journalist hates with the power of 10,000 suns! While we're busy pulling our hair out trying to fig...
04:44 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin will launch its rocket a third time
Jeff Bezos' rocket company has already shown its product is reusable, but if it's going to launch "space" tourism, it will have to fly many times. As such, Blue Origin is working f...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget SETI to begin searching older star systems for sentient life
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute haven't had any luck finding signs of alien life so far, but it could just be that they're looking in the wrong place. To date, ...
03:54 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Inventor builds super creepy 'Scarlett Johansson' robot
Ricky Ma, an inventor and maker, has spent the last year and a half building a robotic starlet from scratch on the balcony of his Hong Kong apartment. He recently unveiled the Mark I, a $50,000 protot...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Virtual reality and pornography: An X-rated debate
The true test of virtual reality is upon us. As the consumer version of the Oculus Rift rolls into homes across the globe, the world is watching intently to see if this is truly virtual reality's...
02:50 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget DJI goes after Yuneec with patent infringement suit
Drones are a mainstream item in today's tech world, and two rival UAV makers are heading to court. DJI filed a patent infringement lawsuit in California against Yuneec for violating two of its pa...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget CNBC shows how not to handle a security screwup
As articles go, Tuesday's CNBC piece trying to cobble together the Apple/FBI fight with interactive clickbait -- a little box where readers should enter their password to test its hackability -- ...
01:55 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Muzik wants its smart headphones to do more than just share
Muzik's smart headphones are set to arrive this spring, and the company is looking for more apps to integrate with its newfangled cans. Thanks to a hand from Microsoft, Muzik launched an SDK for ...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Eerie adventure 'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' heads to PC
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture was one of my favorite games that came out in 2015. Yes, it's one of those divisive "walking simulators," but the intriguing narrative and stunning ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget The return of comments
Last Friday, we announced that we were taking a week-long hiatus from the open comments section -- a decision we anticipated a lot of feedback on. What we didn't anticipate was that a good amount...
12:45 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Uber CEO faces class-action lawsuit over price fixing
After failing to get a class-action lawsuit dismissed, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will go to court over price fixing claims. A US district court judge in New York ruled Kalanick has to face the class of...
12:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's diversity should mirror its keynote
At Build 2016, Microsoft offered a glimpse at the company's future. We saw a preview of new universal apps, Linux development within Windows 10, a HoloLens update and its brand new Cortana-fueled...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget The best standing desks
By Mark Lukach and Nathan EdwardsThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.Three years ago, The Wirecutter was the ...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Hacker claims he helped swing Mexican election
A Bloomberg Businessweek report centered on a Colombian online campaign strategist alleges he hacked political rivals to engineer results in elections across nine Latin American countries.The man, And...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Egypt blocked Facebook's Free Basics over surveillance requests
Facebook was forced to abandon its Free Basics program in Egypt after refusing to facilitate government surveillance, according to a report by Reuters. The news agency refers to two unnamed sources wh...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Uncovering the glory and gore of a 1970s South American cult
It's 1970 and you've abandoned the cruel machinery of modern society and started fresh in a South American jungle. You're surrounded by like-minded folks -- people fed up with wars, pov...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Roborace will feature futuristic, sci-fiesque driverless cars
The first driverless racing series (dubbed Roborace) might make you feel like you're watching a sci-fi flick. Not only because you'll be witnessing AI-controlled vehicles speeding on the rac...
10:21 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Brave will pay you in Bitcoins for browsing the web
Brendan Eich, the controversial former CEO of Mozilla, recently launched Brave, a privacy-focused browser that blocks ads and trackers. While that concept isn't new, Brave has a twist: You'l...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is more than just a Surface knockoff
Microsoft's Surface tablets are so great, it seems, that everyone wants to copy them. So far, we've seen similar devices from Apple, Lenovo, Dell, HP and Google. Incredibly, though, one of t...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Theranos lab failed to meet its own accuracy standards
Theranos' proprietary blood-testing methods failed to meet the company's own standards as often as 87 percent of the time, according to a new report. Released by the CMS (Centers for Medicar...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Sprint knows some iPhone users in SoCal can't connect to LTE
iOS 9.3 didn't only make it tough for a lot of users to open web links, it also rendered some Sprint subscribers unable to connect to the carrier's LTE network. According to the social media...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Health tech for VR sickness, smarter wifi and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Mayo Clinic is licensing a new system that uses electrodes to fool the brain from getting sick when it doesn't detect movement while using a VR headset. New, o...
08:35 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Reddit probably got subpoena'd by the FBI or NSA
When companies receive National Security Letters (NSLs) from the FBI or a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) request from the NSA, they also get a gag order barring them from telling anyone....
08:00 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Channel 4 adds live TV streaming to the All 4 Android app
Channel 4 retired its aging 4oD platform and replaced it with the new and shiny All 4 streaming service this time last year. All 4 finally put on-demand content, live channel feeds and sundries like w...
07:39 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget LG's Jason Statham ad is as weird as the G5
There's no denying it: the LG G5 is weird. The Korean company is pitching its latest flagship as a do-everything device and selling a bunch of accessories called "Friends" that expand i...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget BBC Bitesize app puts revision flashcards on your phone
It's no secret that many teenagers, just like adults, are hopelessly addicted to their smartphones. With this in mind and exam season just around the corner, the BBC has launched an app for its p...
06:42 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Kanye West's new album arrives on Spotify and Apple Music
You can finally listen to Kanye West's new album, The Life of Pablo, on a streaming service that isn't Tidal, including Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play Music. The much-anticipated recor...
05:41 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Unique white dwarf will help clarify what happens to dying stars
Researchers have discovered a white dwarf (a dead star), with an oxygen atmosphere surrounding it -- the first of its kind. Astronomers managed to pick up the star from spectral lines: colored trails ...
04:15 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Google's 'Mic Drop' Gmail joke was a catastrophe
Like all jokes on April Fools' Day, some are received better than others. Pranksters usually mean well, but there's always someone that pushes the envelope a little too far, upsetting the re...
04:15 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Google kills Gmail joke on April Fools' after user backlash
Like all jokes on April Fools' Day, some are received better than others. Pranksters usually mean well, but there's always someone that pushes the envelope a little too far, upsetting the re...
03:03 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Cruising around in the Tesla Model 3
Tesla offered up rides in its news Model 3 to attendees of tonight's event. While the car won't be in the hands of regular folks anytime before the end of 2017 (hopefully), the automaker gav...
12:59 am -04 - Fri, April 1, 2016
Engadget Verizon plans $20 upgrade fee, even if you paid for your new phone
Eyeing up the small but nimble iPhone SE? If you're on Verizon, you'll want to make the switch sooner rather than later. According to a memo leaked to MacRumors, the company is planning to i...
11:59 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Tesla unveils its $35,000 Model 3
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated on many occasions that introducing high-end vehicles was a means to eventually bring an affordable electric vehicle to market. Today the automaker finally unveiled the p...
11:19 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget iFixit shows you what's inside an iPhone SE
Now that Apple has produced an updated small iPhone, naturally the next question is what's inside? iFixit stands at the ready with spudgers, screwdrivers and other tools for their latest teardown...
10:50 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Samsung reps can remote control your S7 for troubleshooting
You know those calls you get from a friend or family member who just can't seem to figure out how to operate a smartphone? Samsung+ app's new feature could save you the trouble of having to ...
09:57 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Postmates adds 'free delivery' subscription for $10 a month
Attempting to bring the delivery fight to Amazon, Postmates is launching Plus Unlimited, a delivery subscription service that costs ten bucks a month and gives both customers and companies using it fr...
09:23 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Mortal Kombat eSports tournament has a $500,000 prize pool
If you need any more proof that eSports is getting bigger, here it is. Warner Bros. is launching a huge Mortal Kombat X eSports program in April, and the prize pot is just as big: $500,000. The projec...
08:56 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Researchers believe they've discovered 'anti-memories'
According to new research out of Oxford University, and published in the journal Neuron, a team of scientists believe that they've found the neurological equivalent of anti-matter. Just as anti-m...
08:34 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget StubHub app uses VR to show how good (or bad) your seats are
You're about to buy tickets for an upcoming baseball game, but before you check out, you have to choose your seats. Should you cough up $100 more for club level or should you go for the bleachers...
07:58 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Orbital survival simulator 'Adr1ft' floats to Vive in May
Folks who (digitally) lined up to buy the HTC Vive have another game to add to their wishlist: Adr1ft. Publisher 505 Games announced today that the game inspired by its creator's Twitter freakout...
07:24 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Google is depreciating the Wallet card at the end of April
Google announced on Thursday that it will no longer support the physical debit cards tied to users' Wallet accounts beginning July 1. Instead, Google plans to press forward with development on it...
06:41 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Now there's a $700 smart cold-pressed juice maker
The world needs a "magical" $700, subscription-based juicer apparently. At least that's what the folks behind Juicero seem to think. The 31.5-pound countertop device ticks a few buzzwor...
06:18 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Office for Mac now supports add-in extensions
Microsoft Office didn't get a ton of stage time at Build this year, but the company announced a handful of improvements for both users and developers. Probably the most notable was the news that ...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget FCC expands Lifeline to help low-income Americans afford internet
Today the FCC voted 3-2 to approve expanding its Lifeline program that has subsidized phone and prepaid wireless access for low-income Americans since the 80s, so that now it covers internet access to...
05:43 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Canon EOS 70D kit 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...
05:16 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Kevin Hart will anchor Lionsgate's new streaming comedy channel
Lionsgate has just announced it is launching a new streaming service focused on comedy, and comedian Kevin Hart will be the big draw and main talent for starters. Laugh Out Loud will feature a number ...
04:59 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Sprint is now selling monthly Amazon Prime subscriptions
Sprint announced on Thursday that it will begin selling Amazon Prime subscriptions to its customers for $11 a month. That's slightly more than what you'd pay if you purchased Prime on your o...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget NASA takes a Super-Earth's temperature
NASA researchers recently trained the Spitzer Space Telescope at a nearby Super-Earth, 55 Cancri e, and, for the first time, have managed to map its temperature as the exoplanet orbits its host star. ...
04:02 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget NASA will attempt to develop drugs in space
A team of researchers from the University of Southern California and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are sending fungi aboard a SpaceX flight to the ISS on April 8th. Not to expose them to Mars-...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Watch Microsoft's opening-day Build keynote in just 10 minutes
If you didn't happen to be sitting near a computer during the opening ceremonies for Microsoft's Build developer conference yesterday, never fear: We've condensed the two-hour, opening-...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Kanye West's new album may hit Apple Music, Spotify tomorrow
Anyone who's familiar with Kanye's antics knows to always take his words with a grain of salt. Back in February, after releasing The Life of Pablo exclusively on Tidal (a music service he ow...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Kanye West's new album may hit Apple Music, Spotify tomorrow (update)
Anyone who's familiar with Kanye's antics knows to always take his words with a grain of salt. Back in February, after releasing The Life of Pablo exclusively on Tidal (a music service he ow...
02:55 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Edge browser gets a handful of new extensions
Microsoft has announced some important new extensions for its Edge browser at the annual Build developer conference. Major services like Pinterest, Amazon, Evernote, LastPass, Reddit, Adblock and Adbl...
02:49 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' second DLC arrives April 19
Treyarch announced on Thursday that the second DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, dubbed Eclipse, will be released on April 19th. The new content, which will initially be available only on the ...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel pull the plug on college fantasy contests
While debates about the legality of fantasy sports services DraftKings and FanDuel rage on, both companies have announced that they'll suspend all paid contests on collegiate sports as of this we...
02:37 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Tribeca Shortlist brings its movie-streaming app to Apple TV
Up until today, Tribeca Shortlist has been available on iOS, Fire TV and Roku. And now the movie-streaming service, created by the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival and Lionsgate, is expanding ...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget 'Batman v. Superman' in 4DX made watching a bad movie worse
If you've ever wanted your movie-going experience to feel like an abusive amusement park ride that went on way too long, 4DX is probably for you. But after seeing Batman vs. Superman in 4DX last ...
01:56 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget AT&T said to be building a Cyanogen-powered phone with ZTE
AT&amp;T is reportedly working with Cyanogen and ZTE on a new phone for the US market. It would run Cyanogen's forked version of Android, allowing the carrier to push services like DirectTV i...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's mobile OS isn't Windows -- it's Cortana
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella didn't mention Windows Mobile once during the opening-day Build developer conference keynote yesterday, nor did any of the other executives who took the stage. But tha...
01:11 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget BMW gets into the virtual assistant game with its ConnectedDrive app
BMW is one of the more tech-focused car companies out there, and today the company announced an expansion of its ConnectedDrive in-car systems at Microsoft Build. The new BMW Connected app for the iPh...
12:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Apple patents on-the-fly censorship technology
Apple recently patented a software system that can automatically detect and remove swear words from streamed audio tracks. The patent, dubbed "Management, Replacement and Removal of Explicit Lyri...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Untethered and unguided: Our first deep look at HoloLens
There's a white unicorn with a rainbow horn on the wall in front of me. A tiger sits casually by the door on the right. On a grey couch at one end of the room, a globe starts to spin when I gaze ...
12:10 pm -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Trim this 3D-printed bonsai tree by hand, just like a real one
Bonsai trees are cool. But Nendo is cooler. Pair the Japan-based design studio with a future-centric baby tree, and you've got something. As phone carrier Softbank launched its own crowdfunding s...
11:50 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Instant Articles now support video ads
From a user's perspective, Facebook Instant Articles are a no-brainer. Just tap the relevant link in your News Feed and the piece is visible immediately. Brilliant. For publishers, however, the f...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget iPad Pro 9.7 review: Apple's best tablet, but it won't replace a laptop
The iPad Pro raised some eyebrows when it debuted last year, but it really shouldn't have. While tablet sales as a whole have been tanking, sales of tablets with detachable keyboards have actuall...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Explore a multimedia multiverse in Santa Fe
What links Kickstarter, alternate dimensions, George R. R. Martin and the image you see above? House of Eternal Return, a new art exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico.In House of Eternal Return, visitor...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Edge browser will offer ad blocking
Ad blockers continue to go mainstream as Microsoft revealed its Edge browser will soon have the tech built right in. The feature was spotted by ZDNet during a Build 2016 presentation, where a slide sh...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Edge browser will offer ad blocking (update: with third-party extensions)
Ad blockers continue to go mainstream as Microsoft revealed its Edge browser will soon have the tech built right in. The feature was spotted by ZDNet during a Build 2016 presentation, where a slide sh...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Twitch shows love for mobile eSports with 'Vainglory' deal
Twitch has made a deep foray into touchscreen eSports with a deal to broadcast and promote the Vainglory Championships. The streaming company partnered with the app's developer, Super Evil Megaco...
09:28 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Amazon now has Dash buttons for over 100 brands
Amazon's Dash buttons are making shopping lists a thing of the past. You're a Prime member, after all, and shouldn't have to trouble yourself with such things. Since the little connecte...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Samsung could help Apple avoid large patent payout
A review board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated a claim against Apple with help from rival Samsung. The two firms are normally on opposite ends of the rope when it comes to a tu...
09:05 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Here's your first look at the all-new 'Top Gear'
The BBC is still filming the next season of Top Gear, but to get fans excited it's taken some time out and put together a short teaser trailer. As you would expect, it's a minute of pure mot...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Sad unicorn truth, disease-fighting drones and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The news that a type of unicorn walked the earth at the same time as prehistoric humans makes modern-day fantasy novels make a lot more sense. CERN is getting its Large...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget 'Disney Infinity' drops support for its Apple TV version
Apologies if you bought Disney Infinity 3.0 for your Apple TV, but the game's development team has stopped supporting the platform. On the Disney Infinity forums a user posted about an issue wher...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget WiFi distance detector could shut out router invaders
Researchers from MIT have figured out how to detect the distance between WiFi users and a single router, a feat that could make drones safer and public internet more secure. They did it by measuring t...
07:34 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Feds agree to unlock iDevices for an Arkansas prosecutor
Arkansas prosecutor Cody Hiland doesn't have to go after Apple to unlock an iPhone and an iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a 66-year-old couple. According to Associated Press, t...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Where to buy Apple's iPhone SE in the UK
"Let the 4-inch form factor not perish with the aging 5s," bellowed Apple; and thus, the iPhone SE came to be. Apple's latest handset, aimed at smaller paws and skinny jeans, is a curio...
06:50 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Everything we learned at the 'Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV' event
We have a release date , this is not a drill. Square Enix put on an entire soiree last night to preview the heck out of what we'll be getting come September 30th. It wasn't enough to merely ...
05:55 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget 'Black Mirror' season three won't be shown on Channel 4
Last September, Netflix commissioned a new season of Black Mirror from Charlie Brooker and the House of Tomorrow team. It was pitched as a "Netflix original," although the company stressed i...
05:40 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget 'Pokemon Snap' strikes a pose on Wii U next week ...in Japan
It's been almost 17 years to the day since Pokemon Snap released on the Nintendo 64 and we still haven't seen a sequel. The quirky on-rails first-person "shooter" that had you taki...
04:31 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Mayo Clinic might have the cure for VR motion sickness
Virtual reality systems are doing an awful lot to prevent nausea, but the fact still remains that some folks are going to get sick no matter how high the content's frame rate is or how low the la...
03:23 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Google Cardboard takes you 'Inside Abbey Road'
Almost a year ago Google launched "Inside Abbey Road," a special site containing an interactive tour of the legendary recording studio in London. Today, the company is back with an Android a...
02:07 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget Your girl friends can eavesdrop on convos in this dating app
A new dating app called Boompi works like Tinder at first blush. It finds matches based on location, and you can swipe left or right to let it know if you're interested or not. Now, here's w...
12:15 am -04 - Thu, March 31, 2016
Engadget The 'Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo' is available now
The long-awaited Final Fantasy XV will not arrive until September 30th, but gamers can get a taste tonight, with the Platinum Demo now available on PS4 and Xbox One. Find it now via these links (PlayS...