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11:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Faintest known galaxy could shed light on the early universe
Scientists have only just started finding extremely faint galaxies. However, they've already topped themselves by discovering the faintest known galaxy to date... and it might just provide insigh...
10:18 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Spotify's deal with Dubset means more remixes to stream
Back in March, Apple reached a deal with Dubset to make sure sampled artists in remixes and DJ mixes on its music service were properly compensated. Last week, Spotify did the same, inking an agreemen...
09:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm aims for more efficient wearables with latest chip
Rather than bringing more computing power to wearable devices, Qualcomm is aiming for efficiency with its new Snapdragon Wear 1100 chip. Announced today at Computex, it's meant for small wearable...
08:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Roots,' 'Top Gear,' 'Archer'
This week A&amp;E revisits the classic series Roots, while BBC America airs the season premiere of Top Gear with its all-new cast. Cinemax is premiering a new series from The Walking Dead creator ...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Apple faces Caltech lawsuit over WiFi patents
Apple's legal troubles with schools aren't over yet: Caltech has sued Apple and chipmaker Broadcom for allegedly violating four WiFi-related patents. Supposedly, most Apple devices (includi...
05:33 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Watch Mars make its closest approach to Earth in 10 years
Mars is about to make its closest approach to Earth in the space of a decade... and this time around, it'll be trivially easy to watch this rare celestial event. Slooh is offering a live stream ...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Watch PlayStation's E3 2016 event in a movie theater
It's almost E3 time, and that means something big for theater-going PlayStation fans: Sony's PlayStation E3 Experience is back. This year, you can watch the company's gaming presentati...
03:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Up close with the ASUS ZenFone 3 series
Much like previous Computex shows, ASUS announced a bunch of new smartphones that won't bust your wallet; only this time, the best-looking device turns out to be the base model: the ZenFone 3. We...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Catch up with Computex 2016: Day one
Computex is typically ASUS' show. Every year, the Taiwanese company takes to Taipei to unload a host of its wares and, in the process, steal the lion's share of the show's headlines. We...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Real-world 'Pong' might just beat the video game
If you miss the days of playing Pong with old-school dial controllers but would rather not track down a vintage console or arcade cabinet, today's your lucky day. Daniel Perdomo and crew have bui...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Australia to auction off confiscated bitcoins this June
Australia has plans to sell off a considerable amount of bitcoins, the cryptocurrency favored by shady online folk, this June. 24,518 bitcoins confiscated by police will be auctioned off by financial ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Can 'Warcraft' break the curse of the video game movie?
There's a special place in cinema hell for video game movies. From 1993's cringeworthy Super Mario Bros. -- a high-profile abomination that even Nintendo wants to forget -- to the basic-cabl...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Hands-on video with ASUS ZenBook 3: so, so thin
We didn't expect much from yet another ASUS ultraportable, but the ZenBook 3 is seriously impressive. Weighing in at 2 pounds and 11.9mm thick, it's both thinner and lighter than Apple'...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Hands-on video with the ASUS ZenBook 3: so, so thin
We didn't expect much from yet another ASUS ultraportable, but the ZenBook 3 is seriously impressive. Weighing in at two pounds and measuring 11.9mm thick, it's both thinner and lighter than...
09:03 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget The bible has been translated into emojis
It was inevitable: The bible has been updated for the 21st century with a new... emoji translation. According to The Guardian, an anonymous translator, who prefers to be identified only by , reworked ...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget ASUS upgrades its crazy ROG liquid-cooled gaming laptop
ROG, ASUS' well-respected gaming PC arm, likes to unveil a barrage of weird systems at Taipei's Computex -- and this year is no different. To start with, its insane liquid-cooled GX700 gamin...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget ASUS ROG unveils Avalon, a hassle-free approach to a DIY PC
If you're a serious enough gamer, you've likely looked into building your own PC for the ultimate gaming experience. But the process can be a little tedious, especially if you're new to...
05:36 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget ASUS' me-too VR headset sure looks fancy
Well, look at what we have here. Tucked away in the corner of ASUS' Computex event is what looks like a VR headset, and a particularly fancy-looking one at that. The goggles part of it is a shiny...
05:34 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Researchers create high-speed electronics for your skin
Make no mistake, today's wearables are clever pieces of kit. But they can be bulky and restricted by the devices they must be tethered to. This has led engineers to create thinner and more powerf...
02:48 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget ASUS' Zenbo robot walks, talks and controls your home
ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took to stage to announce something a little different, if completely on trend: a home robot. "Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household," he ...
02:32 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget Make music with the Large Hadron Collider through a web app
Now that music has come to the Large Hadron Collider, it's time for the giant science ring to make some music of its own. Meet Quantizer, a project from students Juliana Cherston and Ewan Hill t...
02:26 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget ASUS ZenFone 3 looks and feels twice its price
Intel may have already quit the smartphone market, but its buddy ASUS continues to fight the good fight with a slightly different approach this year. At Computex, the Taiwanese giant announced not jus...
02:26 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget ASUS's ZenFone 3 looks and feels twice its price
Intel may have already quit the smartphone market, but its buddy ASUS continues to fight the good fight with a slightly different approach this year. At Computex, the Taiwanese giant announced not jus...
02:11 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget ASUS' latest Transformers take heavy cues from Microsoft's Surface
ASUS has just unveiled a line of new Transformer 2-in-1 PCs that look suspiciously like a certain product from Microsoft. With their touchscreens, kickstands and portable keyboards, they do remind us ...
02:02 am -04 - Mon, May 30, 2016
Engadget ASUS' ZenBook 3 is thinner, lighter and faster than the MacBook
How much more can ASUS shave off of the ZenBook, its flagship ultraportable? Apparently, quite a bit. The company's new ZenBook 3, announced today at Computex, clocks in at just 2 pounds and 11.9...
11:20 pm -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget Largest-ever math proof chews up 200TB of data
You've probably been asked to prove a math solution at some point, but never like this. Researchers have created the world's largest math proof while solving the Boolean Pythagorean triples ...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget ARM prepares for VR in 2017's phones with new chips
Come next year, ARM has one major theme in mind for its next batch of mobile processors: virtual reality. Its new Cortex-A73 chip and Mali-G71 GPU are, naturally, faster than its current lineup. But m...
09:40 pm -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget Pope meets YouTube creators from around the world
Popes are no stranger to YouTube (Benedict XVI got a YouTube channel years ago), but Pope Francis is stepping things up a notch. He just met with 11 YouTube creators from around the world in a "...
08:06 pm -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget The new 'Doom' hides sinister images in its soundtrack
It's no secret that the new Doom is chock-full of Easter eggs and other surprises, but the latest is one you wouldn't find just by wandering around the game's tortured halls. Intrepid ...
06:34 pm -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget Iran orders messaging app makers to store data inside the country
Iran's attempts to stifle dissenting views through online censorship don't usually work all that well, so it's trying a new strategy: bringing more of that data within its own borders. ...
05:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget 'Catlateral Damage' VR is out on Steam for HTC Vive
Smashing pots and vases as a rampaging virtual kitty sounds so much more fun if you can physically act it out, doesn't it? Good thing you can do just that if you have an HTC Vive. Catlateral Dama...
03:33 pm -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget Google won't get a deal on French taxes
If Google was hoping that France would give it a UK-style tax break, it's going to be in for a rude surprise. The country's Finance Minister Michel Sapin informs Reuters that there won'...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget Tesla hosts a grand opening for its Gigafactory on July 29th
Tesla's sprawling Gigafactory has yet to kick into full swing, but that isn't stopping the electric car maker from giving its plant an official debut. It's inviting its biggest fans (in...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Hackmanji board game
With a bit of laser cutting for the box and some 3D printing for the pieces, cogs and arms, Ben, Karen and Felix build a new version of the board game Jumanji. (Yes indeed, it's on based on the 1...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Potpourri
It's been a mixed week for news with few clear winners and losers -- outside of Chewbacca Mom of course, who has been killing it. Let's see, Takata had to recall 12 million more airbags beca...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: A VW bug made out of timber
Six years ago a Beijing company proposed an insane lane-straddling bus that could soar over congested freeways. The project just took a step closer to reality, as the Transit Explore Bus is set to beg...
07:01 am -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget 4K copy protection removal shop settles for $5.2 million
Intel and Warner Bros. are still very much embroiled in a war on companies stripping copyright protection from 4K and Blu-ray videos. Hardware seller Ace Deal has agreed to pay the two industry giant...
02:07 am -04 - Sun, May 29, 2016
Engadget Dropbox's Infinite feature needs deeper access to your computer
On the surface, Dropbox's Project Infinite sounds great. The feature will give you access to everything in your account without having to store them on your computer. It's bound to save spac...
11:49 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Cinematic VR maker Jaunt needs a new CEO
Let's say you run a well-funded startup in the super-hot virtual reality sector. What would you do -- bask in your success? Don't tell that to Jaunt CEO Jens Christensen. After just three...
10:23 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Nest's co-founder is releasing a smart kids' go-kart
Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn't focused solely on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to ...
10:23 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Nest's co-founder is releasing a smart go-kart for kids
Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn't focused solely on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to g...
08:50 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Google Photos celebrates first birthday and 24 billion selfies
Happy birthday, Google Photos. In the year since its launch, the service has created 1.6 billion animations, collages and movies from your snapshots, according to a post on the Google blog. More than ...
07:22 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget ASUS' GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more colorful
NVIDIA's official GeForce GTX 1080 is fast, but let's face it: you're really waiting for the third-party cards that push the limits of what the high-end graphics chipset can really do. ...
05:51 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Phonebloks creator isn't entirely happy with Project Ara
Dave Hakkens, the brains behind the Phonebloks modular phone concept, thinks Google could do better when it comes to Project Ara. In a blog post, Hakkens said he wasn't happy that the modular pho...
04:40 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget NASA successfully puffs up its inflatable space habitat
Second time's the charm. Following a less-than-successful initial test run, NASA and Bigelow Aerospace have successfully inflated the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module attached to the Internatio...
03:58 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Senate anti-encryption bill is effectively dead, for now
If you were worried that a possible Senate bill requiring encryption backdoors would get enough support to become law, you can relax... for a while, at least. Reuters' government tipsters claim ...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Meet the wearable tablet you might use at your next job
There's no way I would wear the Rufus Cuff wrist computer. After a few minutes with this 3.2-inch Android tablet strapped to my body, my wrist started to get all sweaty. It felt bulky, weird and ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget HomeKit does indeed make the August Smart Lock more useful
The August Smart Lock is not new. We reviewed it way back in 2014, and for the most part, everything we mentioned then still applies. The lock is still super easy to install, and it still works with d...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Six transforming furnishings that make the most of small spaces
By Cat DiStasioConvertible furniture isn't new; most of us have lived with a shape-shifting futon or sofa bed at one point or another. Sometimes, though, a small abode cries out for much more tha...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Is the VR hype train grinding to a halt?
Why the virtual-realityhype is about to comecrashing downChristoper Mims,Wall Street JournalWhile VR seems to be all the rage this year, WSJ's Christopher Mims argues that the bubble is about to ...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Smashing bacteria, high-jumping roboroaches and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers from Seoul National University and UC Berkeley developed a robotic roach that jumps more than five feet high because people weren't scared enough of ro...
07:04 am -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Rosetta finds key building blocks of life in comet dust
The amino acid glycine, one of the key building blocks of life as we know it, has been found in the "fuzzy atmosphere" of comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency announced...
03:03 am -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Europe will make publicly funded scientific research public
European Union (EU) ministers have agreed to make a huge amount of scientific research in the region available free of charge by 2020. The move will open up publicly funded papers and articles to a wi...
02:34 am -04 - Sat, May 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter awarded bug bounty hunters $322,420 over two years
A total of 1,662 researchers earned some cash from Twitter's bug bounty program since it launched in May 2014. Twitter has revealed that it received 5,171 reports and that it paid out a total of ...
11:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Showrunner / executive producer leaves Netflix's talk show
Netflix's first talk show is finally here, but less than a month after launching it will be moving forward without showrunner/executive producer Bill Wolff. Deadline reported the TV veteran'...
11:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Google and Ray Kurzweil are making chatbots together
While we don't often hear Ray Kurzweil's name associated with Google products, Mountain View hired him back in 2012 to work on unspecified machine learning and language processing projects. ...
10:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Activists say Vietnam shut down Facebook during Obama's visit
During President Obama's three-day trip to Vietnam this week, authorities in the country blocked access to Facebook in an attempt to silence political dissidents, according to reports from two ac...
10:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Latest robot roach can leap like the real thing
Look away entomophobes: a collaboration between South Korea's Seoul National University and UC Berkeley has created an unholy robotic cockroach that can not only crawl around to gross you out, bu...
09:56 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget NBC will air the 2016 Rio Olympics in 4K, HDR and Atmos
NBC has announced that it will make content from this year's Olympic Games available to carriers in 4K and HDR, however there's one little catch: it will be delayed by a day. In a setup that...
08:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' is delayed until August 9th
The rumors are true: No Man's Sky isn't coming out in June, as originally planned. Instead, the world will have to wait until August to play developer Hello Games' ultra ambitious space...
08:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Take Amazon's Alexa for a spin in your browser
Alexa's gradual procession toward ubiquity is proof that the Echo speaker isn't the heart of Amazon's voice assistant, it's the server farms that run it. Now you can tap into Alexa...
07:06 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget NASA's first expandable habitat test on the ISS defeated by friction
NASA hopes that expandable habitats could dramatically expand livable space on the space station and Mars, but yesterday's first test on the ISS failed. Today, NASA and habitat builder Bigelow Ae...
05:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget SpaceX's next rocket launch and landing is just minutes away
Another sunny day in Florida, another launch and potential landing on a droneship for SpaceX. This time the company is launching the Thaicom 8 communications satellite, and the launch windows is just ...
05:17 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Hulu may lose most of its anime catalog come June
Hulu might be best known for its catalog of network TV shows, but for fans of Japanese animation it's been a great resource for anime titles both new and old. That looks like it's changing o...
05:17 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Hulu may lose most of its anime catalog come June (update)
Hulu might be best known for its catalog of network TV shows, but for fans of Japanese animation it's been a great resource for anime titles both new and old. That looks like it's changing o...
04:57 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Senator behind biometric privacy act tries to remove its teeth
The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act became law in 2008, making it illegal in the state to capture a person's biometric identifiers -- things like fingerprints, iris scans or faceprints -- without ...
04:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Jawbone is reportedly stopping production on all of its fitness trackers
Jawbone has struggled to gain traction in the fitness-tracking market for some time, despite being one of the first to the market. Now, it looks like the company is ready to cash it in entirely. A rep...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Time of the preacher
This week something happened on Game of Thrones, and I cannot tell you what that thing is because I am two seasons behind (and I don't give out spoilers). But I can tell you that a picture of Hod...
03:26 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Banking service SWIFT adds new security plan following hacks
Banks use a service to send secure messages built by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) to send financial transaction instructions. But recently it hasn't be...
02:54 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget How I learned to stop worrying and love the Keurig for baby milk
It was in the drafty lounge, just days after our daughter was born, that the health visitor warned us against buying Tommee Tippee's Perfect Prep. She leant in, conspiratorially, and faux-whisper...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg will use Facebook Live to chat with the ISS
Live video is all the rage for Facebook right now, and next week CEO Mark Zuckerberg will show off the feature with some help from NASA. On Wednesday, June 1st, Zuckerberg will host a 20-minute livest...
02:06 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget US automakers recall 12 million more vehicles with Takata airbags
Faulty Takata airbag inflators resulted in the recall of 12 million more US vehicles from eight major automakers on Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted recalls from Honda...
01:38 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget New algorithm performs complex DNA origami
Researchers from MIT, Arizona State University and Baylor University have developed a new algorithm that promises to simplify the arduous and complex task of assembling DNA into structures other than ...
01:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget 'Battleborn' turned gaming cinematics into high art
The best part of Battleborn is its prologue cinematic. That's not to say the game itself isn't any good -- in fact, it's a wonderful single- and multiplayer experience for the fantastic...
12:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Report: A major developer is working on a VR game for Xbox One
Ars Technica reports that a "well-known European studio" is currently working on a VR game for "set in the universe of an established, long-running franchise" the Xbox One console....
12:26 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Blue Origin's next flight will end in a crash-landing
While Blue Origin has shown it can successfully land a reusable rocket multiple times, the space tourism company will hit the ground a little harder on the next test. As Jeff Bezos announced this week...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget The best PC gaming controller
By Kimber StreamsThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After putting in 15 hours of research and testing&md...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Batman Galaxy S7 Edge has Alfred on speed dial
What better way to celebrate the third anniversary of the popular mobile game Injustice: Gods Among Us than with a Batman-themed phone. Samsung created the Galaxy S7 Edge Justice Edition for the occas...
10:51 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Backpack PCs will help you avoid VR cable catastrophe
HP revealed an arsenal of new gaming gear yesterday, but it had one more device up it's sleeve. Another PC that's part of the recently announced Omen line is a backpack machine that's V...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget FDA OKs first implant treatment for opioid addiction
That small stick in the image above might look like a fat toothpick or a part of a toy that broke off, but its much, much more than that. It's called Probuphine, and it's the first implant t...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget FDA OKs first implant treatment for opioid addiction (update)
That small stick in the image above might look like a fat toothpick or a part of a toy that broke off, but its much, much more than that. It's called Probuphine, and it's the first implant t...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget FDA OKs first implant treatment for opioid addiction (updated)
That small stick in the image above might look like a fat toothpick or a part of a toy that broke off, but its much, much more than that. It's called Probuphine, and it's the first implant t...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget The artist making physics and a conspiracy theory into music
Peaches is her aunt. Jared Leto's a fan and so is Jean-Michel Jarre, who sent her to live with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon. She's modeled for Diesel and composed for German theater. Sh...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget HTC is working on its own VR game for Vive
HTC is cooking up a game of its own for the Vive virtual reality headset. Little is known about the title, other than its name -- Front Defense -- and that it'll be shown at the Computex conferen...
09:20 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: ISS inflation failures, remote controlled muscles and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: That newly installed inflatable habitat aboard the International Space Station has refused to fully inflate and nobody's sure why just yet. A Japanese inventor has...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget 'Dragon Quest Builders' comes to the West this October
It's hard to talk about Dragon Quest Builders without mentioning Minecraft. Clearly, Square Enix has taken inspiration from the block-building phenomenon developed by Mojang. But the two play qui...
08:45 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Stringray phone tracker use in the UK admitted for the first time
Stingray devices that can intercept mobile calls, track users and block signals are definitely being used in the UK, it's come to light. The first official confirmation that these "IMSI catc...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Massachusetts, desert, pneumonia, diarrhea, gray, vacuum
To celebrate the culmination of Scripps' National Spelling Bee, Google decided to find out what words most Americans struggle with. The search engine aggregated every query that began with "...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Google knows which words you have trouble spelling
To celebrate the culmination of Scripps' National Spelling Bee, Google decided to find out what words most Americans struggle with. The search engine aggregated every query that began with "...
08:03 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Your phone probably won't be Daydream VR-certified
If you can't wait to get your hands on Daydream, Google's new mobile VR platform, then there's some bad news coming. The company's Clay Bavor has conceded to RoadToVR that you'...
07:45 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget The best smartphones on the UK High Street
Picking the right smartphone can be tough. With Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC and plenty of other manufacturers releasing handsets at a steady clip, it can be difficult to keep up with each and every launch...
07:08 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Brain glucose levels can predict someone waking from a coma
Watching a loved one exist in a vegetative state can be absolutely heartbreaking, but there isn't a lot that can be done aside from waiting to see if they'll come out of it. A big problem is...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Robber arrested after Facebook suggests the victim adds him
People know people. It's how Facebook works. Now it's a random force for good, helping to track and convict a thief in Birmingham in the UK. Omar Famuyide was spotted on the social network&#...
05:22 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Brits can now send a text to stop cold calls
Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, and the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) are making it simpler for Brits to avoid unwanted and unprompted sales calls. A new "text-to-register&quo...
04:22 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget The government spends billions maintaining archaic IT systems
It's one thing when an automaker or maybe a school uses incredibly old equipment to keep its internal systems afloat, but when it's the federal government that's another matter entirely...
02:20 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Acer reveals Intel Skylake laptops with fingerprint readers
Acer will be launching quite a few devices at Computex this year, including a range of Windows 10 laptops (that come with fingerprint readers) and a new phone. Two of those laptops, a 14-inch and a 15...
02:04 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget The ISS' first expandable habitat didn't unfold as planned
The ISS was supposed to have an expandable module attached to the Tranquility node by now -- alas, things didn't go well for NASA and Bigelow Aerospace. Space station crew member Jeff Williams sp...
12:56 am -04 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 beta testers can make Cortana a DJ or an egg timer
Beta testers who elect to receive the the freshest test builds of Windows 10 have some new features on the way, as we move even closer to the big Anniversary Update this summer. With Build 14352, Cort...
11:34 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Companies could use 'intermediate' web security certificates to spy
A certificate authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues electronic certificates (duh) to verify identity on the Internet. They're a key part of secure communications online -- and thus super...
10:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's new Droids might be shiny and metallic
See those phones above? They might be three versions of the Droid Lenovo's launching in an upcoming event in June. Evan Blass (aka evleaks), well-known source of device leaks, has posted the phot...
09:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Mars faced an ice age 400,000 years ago, and it's still recovering
We've known for a while now that Mars has water frozen in ice. And analyzing that water has been a key goal to understanding how the planet has changed over time, especially if its presence meant...
08:47 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget 'LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens' season pass detailed
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to a galaxy near you this June, and it's bringing a bevy of downloadable content with it accessible via Season Pass. ...
08:09 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Snapchat aims to make over $1 billion in revenue in 2017
Snapchat has raised another $1.8 billion in funding, TechCrunch reports today, making the platform's current valuation somewhere in the neighborhood of $18 billion to $20 billion. While the compa...
07:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Now anybody can register a '.game' top-level domain
The menagerie of content-specific top level domain (TLD) names grew once again on Tuesday when registry service, Uniregistry, opened up .game to the public. It joins other custom TLDs like .beer and ....
07:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget ForcePhone software makes any mobile device pressure sensitive
A team from the University of Michigan have developed a novel means of giving any mobile device the same sort of force-sensitive capabilities found on Apple's flagship iPhone 6s. Dubbed ForcePhon...
06:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Twitter will serve up Spotify links as 30-second clips
When Twitter first announced Audio Cards that would put songs in your social feed, SoundCloud was the music service of choice at launch. After the feature has been available for well over a year, Spot...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget 'The Force Awakens' vinyl soundtrack is etched with holograms
If you haven't already emptied your savings account on Star Wars memorabilia, Disney is back to tempt you once more. Another version of The Force Awakens soundtrack is on the way as a two LP set ...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget 'Mirror's Edge' TV show in the works from 'Big Brother' studio
Mirror's Edge, the cult-classic video game franchise from EA, is set to become a television series from the makers of Big Brother, The Biggest Loser and Hell on Wheels. Endemol Shine Studios acqu...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: 20 percent off Samsung's SmartThings Hub
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...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Android doesn't infringe on Oracle copyrights, jury finds
Google emerged victorious in court this afternoon, after a jury found that its use of Java APIs in Android doesn't infringe on Oracle's copyrights. The two companies have been battling it ou...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' players can battle each other next month
Minecraft is about to get a whole lot more competitive. Mojang, 4J Studios and Microsoft have teamed up to introduce a special new PvP mini game for Minecraft: Console Edition, and it's called si...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Report: Next Apple TV might be an Amazon Echo competitor
It seems Apple is finally gearing up to make Siri useful. Following a report from earlier this week about Apple developing a smart Bluetooth speaker similar to the Amazon Echo, now VentureBeat is repo...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Planetary Resources cancels 'space selfie' project
Sad news for fans of space exploration and pictures of themselves today: asteroid mining company Planetary Resources has decided to cancel its plans to launch an Arkyd 100 space telescope that would h...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Gunless MMO game 'Absolver' slated for 2017 release
Indie studio Sloclap has teamed with Devolver Digital on a new melee-based MMO, dubbed Absolver. The game is currently scheduled for release on both consoles and PC some point in 2017....
03:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget New study shows the scale of Twitter's misogyny problem
When then-CEO Dick Costolo admitted last year that Twitter "suck[s] at dealing with abuse and we've sucked at it for years," he was addressing the elephant in the room and a frustrating...
02:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget HTC has stopped producing the Nexus 9
As has often been the case with larger Android tablets, the Nexus 9 never quite lived up to its potential. And, it's relatively long in the tooth, first launching back in October of 2014. Google ...
02:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Facebook is reportedly working on 'shoppable' video ads
Facebook already has ways for you to shop using ads and shop pages on the social network. In an effort to prove ads can encourage spending rather than just promoting a brand, the company is reportedly...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Facebook and Microsoft are building a huge trans-Atlantic data cable
Microsoft and Facebook today have announced a partnership to build a massive underwater data cable connecting the US to Europe, an effort that'll help the two internet giants better move data bac...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Twitch Clips share your favorite stream moments
Twitch viewers know the problem: you've seen something amazing on a stream that you're dying to share, but you'd rather not make friends watch the whole stream (or remember the exact ti...
01:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Urbanears has sweat-soaked headphones, if that's what you're into
What's the best way to promote a line of workout headphones? Well, if you're Urbanears, offering a "Limited Sweat Edition" that carries the perspiration of real human "movemen...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Blendle's pay-per-article service is available on mobile devices
If you use Dutch startup Blendle to read all your news, you're in for a treat: The previously desktop-only app is going mobile for both iOS and Android for simpler enlightenment on the go....
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget The trippy, haunting 'Oxenfree' soundtrack is on vinyl
Oxenfree's soundtrack is an electronica daydream that fades into a bumping nightmare; it's the aural interpretation of the sun setting over an abandoned, beachside military base packed with ...
12:35 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Barisieur's coffee-brewing alarm clock might actually happen
When we first spotted the Barisieur coffee-brewing alarm clock back in 2014, it was a pet project for designer Joshua Renouf. The plan was always to turn it into a gadget for the masses, and in the mo...
12:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Amazon's got eight more TV show pilots for your perusal
Rather than letting shadowy commissioners decide on what TV shows to make in secret, Amazon lets everyone get involved. As it's done so several times before, the company will debut a number of pi...
11:50 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget 'Deus Ex' trailer shows mankind divided over augmentation
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided explores a future where humanity is torn by the rise of augmentation. Set fifteen years in the future, it's now commonplace for people to equip themselves with artificial...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: LOCUST launchers, VR crime scenes and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The US Navy shows off a UAV launcher that fires drones like an overgrown T-shirt cannon. We take a look at two uses for virtual reality -- recreating crime scenes for j...
11:11 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget ISS experiment will investigate how pills dissolve in space
Space is weird, and it's well known that floating around up there takes its toll on our fragile human bodies. If we're to ever conquer the final frontier, we'll need to do more than eat...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a uniVERSE Case System courtesy of Otterbox!
If you're like me, your smartphone is always at your side and that means more chances for it to take a tumble. These smart devices also pack plenty of business tools, photo, video and audio capab...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget 'Hyper Light Drifter' special edition comes with a SNES cart
I know what you're thinking -- another special edition for an indie game? Sure it's been done before, many times, but the Hyper Light Drifter Collector's Edition looks pretty sweet. It ...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget German scientists are training robots to 'feel' pain
Pain is important. It triggers the appropriate response to prevent even greater injuries or even to save your life. A couple of German researchers think so too, so they're working on a way to mak...
10:03 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget MIT exploited heat to make the most efficient solar cell yet
Sorry, University of New South Wales: Your efforts at shattering the efficiency record for solar cells earlier this month have been, ahem, eclipsed. A group of researchers at Massachusetts Institute o...
09:42 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Avian dating sim 'Hatoful Boyfriend' makes its mobile debut
Visual novels and dating sims run the gamut from benign to completely out there. Hatoful Boyfriend, a dating sim all about birds, is quirky but not totally unapproachable. It's just cute enough t...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget System helps spot bias in algorithms
There's no question that algorithms can be biased, producing results that reflect the creator's preconceived opinions. But how do you reliably detect signs of that bias? Carnegie Mellon re...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget ZTE's Axon 7 is a $450 alternative to pricy Android flagships
Last year, ZTE surprised us with the Axon, an all-metal Android phone with surprisingly high-end specs for just $450. But while it was a noble attempt at an affordable flagship, we had issues with its...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Dish's HopperGo portable DVR is available today
Nearly five months after its introduction at CES 2016, the HopperGo is finally available to Dish customers. This portable DVR features 64GB of built-in storage, which you can fill with movies and TV s...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Go Live on Facebook's Windows 10 app
Rejoice everyone using the Facebook app on Windows 10: Now you can start a Facebook Live broadcast from your tablet or desktop. Pretty neat, right? As WinBeta notes, the update is slowly rolling out, ...
07:47 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Russia is working on a taxi to the moon
A Russian rocket company has announced that it's working on a space taxi that'll shuttle crews from the ISS down to the moon. The plans were announced at an international conference on space...
07:07 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Sony has sold over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles
Sony has announced a new milestone in PlayStation 4 sales: 40 million. And it says it plans to sell another 20 million by April next year.Anyone with a basic knowledge of math could've worked out...
06:31 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Hackers steal $12 million from an Ecuadorian bank via SWIFT
Earlier this week reports showed another round of SWIFT-related cyber heists, this time targeting banks in Ecuador. A new report in Reuters sheds light on what actually happened to the high-tech thiev...
05:29 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget No Apple Store in India unless it sells more local-made goods
Apple has been making an effort to conquer India to boost its declining iPhone sales, but things aren't going too well for the company. According to Reuters, the Indian government has rejected Cu...
04:40 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Three to trial mobile ad blocking next month
Three will soon trial network-level ad blocking in the UK. Such a move was telegraphed back in February, when the carrier inked a deal with Shine, a company that specialises in the practice. The trial...
04:20 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget NASA and Wisconsin are covering the state with wildlife cameras
NASA's next search for life is headed somewhere close to home: into the woods of Wisconsin, where the space agency is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Departm...
03:29 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget Survive-'em-up '7 Days to Die' hits consoles in June
Telltale Games, the very same name behind games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, is set to publish its survival horde crafting game 7 Days to Die. It's coming out a lot sooner than ex...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget HP goes big on gaming with new Omen laptops and desktop
HP gave us a brief taste of the legendary Voodoo PC gaming brand with its Omen laptop over nearly two years ago. Now, the company is bringing the Omen name to all of its gaming hardware -- a new line...
02:25 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget UberEATS makes its way to Singapore
UberEATS exited NYC in April, so the company can "narrow its focus." Apparently, that includes testing the waters in Asia, because the 10-minute food delivery service is now available in Sin...
01:24 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget PayPal is killing its Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon apps
On June 30th, PayPal is forcing all its Android and iOS users to update their apps to version 6 if they haven't yet. Notice how Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Android Fire users aren't includ...
12:12 am -04 - Thu, May 26, 2016
Engadget 'Miitomo' players are apparently abandoning Nintendo's app
Nintendo's first big foray into mobile gaming, Miitomo, boasts 10 million downloads, but it's more than a game -- it's a quasi social network that's apparently turning into a ghost...
11:18 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Peter Thiel is the one behind Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit
Confirming rumors that had grown over the past few days, Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel admitted to the New York Times that he is financing Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. Its Gawker blo...
10:48 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget 'Hitman' will take you to Morocco on May 31st
Where do you go after murdering the French fashion scene and defending the art of assassination in Italy? For Agent 47, the hired killer that defines the Hitman games, that's up to his handlers -...
09:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Google might name and shame slow-to-update Android vendors
Google has tried a few (mostly unsuccessful) strategies to get Android device makers updating their software in a timely fashion. Remember the short-lived Android Update Alliance? However, it might be...
09:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Twitter reportedly disbands Commerce team behind its Buy button
A couple of years ago Twitter slid into commerce by enabling a "Buy" button that would let users flow directly into the purchase process from an ad. Now, according to a report by Buzzfeed, t...
08:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud Go is available to creators for $2 a month
When SoundCloud's long-rumored streaming service launched in March, the same rate applied to all users. The audio hosting site has been offering Pro plans to creators for quite some time, with th...
07:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Florida man fined $48k for jamming cellphones while driving
The Florida man who stashed a high-powered phone jammer under the passenger seat of his Toyota Highlander has been fined a cool $48,000 for disrupting cellular service on his daily commute to Tampa. A...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget 'The Division' update arrives with some giant bugs
The Division's Conflict update is here, and it brings some big features for players eager to find new things to do. Great! Only... some of those features aren't working properly. Players ...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Consumer Reports: 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient hybrid ever
It's been a few years since land-cruising Cadillac Escalades ruled America's streets. Fuel economy has trumped gas-guzzling style since the Great Recession, and hybrid cars surged in popular...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots
According to reports, the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn has replaced around 60,000 human factory workers with machines. Or, as a government publicist for the city of Kunshan to...
04:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget 'Battleborn' gets a hefty $20 price cut through the weekend
Battleborn, the frenetic team-based shooter from Gearbox Software, has introduced a $20 price cut. What's more, a brand new character joined its ranks, all on the same day rival shooter Overwatch...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Republican budget proposal would gut net neutrality
It's no secret that the Republican Party hates net neutrality regulation, but it's now ready to raise the stakes. House GOP members have drafted a 2017 budget proposal that would neuter some...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Uber is using Foursquare location data to help pick you up
If you've used ridesharing often enough, you've probably run into problems getting the driver to pick you up at just the right spot. Ever play a frantic game of phone tag as the driver circl...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Periscope broadcasts are now permanently saved by default
Earlier this month, Twitter's live-streaming app Periscope began testing saving broadcasts for more than 24 hours. During that beta phase, you had to include #save to trigger the feature. Permane...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget The US Olympic cycling team is training with smart glasses
When the US cycling team heads to the Olympics in Rio this summer, it'll have an ace up its sleeve: training with smart glasses. Solos has worked with the team to create augmented reality glasses...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving car project sets up shop in Michigan
The Google Self-Driving Car Project, as it is accurately named, announced via Google+ yesterday that it is building out a 53,000 square-foot technology development center in Novi, Michigan where it wi...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Audit shows Hillary Clinton's private emails broke federal rules
Hillary Clinton's email woes are far from over. Earlier this morning, the State Department's inspector general delivered a report to Congress stating the Democratic presidential candidate vi...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Hello Kitty is the latest addition to 'Super Mario Maker'
Nintendo has added new characters to its Super Mario Maker before, but this week the title gains another fan favorite. Starting tomorrow evening (May 26th), there will be a new Event Course for player...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Netflix's 'BoJack Horseman' returns on July 22
Netflix's BoJack Horseman rides again for a third season on July 22, the streaming service announced today. The animated series, which stars Will Arnett as a talking horse, has garnered a surpris...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Magic Leap partners with messaging startup Twilio
We still don't know all that much about super-secret mixed-reality startup Magic Leap. But today we learned that it will be partnering with communications company Twilio to make chatting with hol...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly looks into making electric car charging stations
Any electric car maker worth its salt knows that their vehicles are only as good as the charging stations that keep them running... and that includes Apple, apparently. Reuters sources understand tha...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Don't worry, Twitter isn't going to broadcast all your replies
Twitter just announced substantial changes to how tweets work -- namely, removing photo, video links and mentions from the 140-character-per-tweet limit, to help give posts some creative breathing roo...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget 'Pokemon Go' beta arrives on mobile devices
Pokemon Go, the real-world equivalent to kicking off your own journey to becoming a Pokemon master, is finally available for beta testers in the US as of today. ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' beta arrives on mobile devices
Pok&eacute;mon Go, the real-world equivalent to kicking off your own journey to becoming a Pok&eacute;mon master, is finally available for beta testers in the US as of today....
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Tech alliance asks the FCC to investigate data cap exceptions
Some big names in tech don't believe that the FCC's net neutrality rules do enough to keep internet providers honest. A group of dozens of companies and advocacy groups (including Etsy, Four...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Rumors are flying about new Xbox consoles and streaming devices
E3 kicks off on June 12th and Microsoft will be there in full-force, showing off the latest and greatest Xbox games and hardware. The company hasn't yet revealed what it'll announce at the b...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Osmo's blocks are like Lego for coding
There's a growing sense among educators and parents that learning to code is a valuable life skill. The UK has implemented programming in its computing curriculum, and several companies have crop...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Spotify's Discover Weekly playlists have 40 million listeners
Everybody hates Mondays, but Spotify listeners probably hate them a bit less than most. That's when the service's "Discover Weekly" playlists get refreshed, which offer a selection...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget You can play the new 'Legend of Zelda' early in New York City
You won't be left out of the E3 festivities just because you can't make it to Los Angeles for E3 Live. Nintendo is giving gamers in New York City an opportunity to play The Legend of Zelda f...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget A single European market won't lead to a single European Netflix
The European Commission (EC) today published a large number of proposals in its ongoing pursuit of a Digital Single Market -- the notion that a person or company in one European nation should be able ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Riding shotgun in a DIY self-driving car
"I'm an idiot."Superhacker and Comma founder George Hotz is standing in a Las Vegas suite, and he's wearing a suit. That's saying something: He was the first person to hack th...
09:42 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget EU wants Netflix to offer 20 percent European content
The European Union is updating its broadcasting laws to cover online services like Amazon and Netflix. As part of the move, the union is looking to prevent these firms just leeching money out of the 2...
09:31 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi Drone is pretty affordable for what it does
We knew it was coming, so it's not a total surprise. But, the very fact that Xiaomi -- best known for its phones -- is getting into the drone business is a bit of an eyebrow raiser. Today, the co...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget 'Hohokum' developers make a roguelike full of loot and cute
It's been less than a year since Honeyslug, the trio behind games like Hohokum and Super Exploding Zoo disbanded to pursue solo projects. Today, we're seeing one of the first such efforts, L...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: 'Pepper'-oni pizzas, 'Vibranium' hyperloops and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Softbank's domestic robot, Pepper, got a job at Pizza Hut welcoming visitors and taking orders. The Hyperloop company developed a metal that's ten times stron...
08:15 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Home Secretary submits to review of bulk surveillance powers
In an attempt to get the Labour Party on board with the Investigatory Powers Bill, Home Secretary Theresa May has committed to an independent review of the bulk powers it affords law enforcement and i...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Scientists believe supermassive black holes had speedy births
Supermassive black holes found in the center of galaxies like the Milky Way might be super-huge, because they were born big in the first place. A team of astronomers from the Scuola Normale Superiore ...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Apple rehires security expert to keep its encryption strong
Reuters says Apple has rehired security expert Jon Callas, part of a continued overhaul of its security team. Callas originally worked for Apple both in the 90s as well as more recently, between 2009 ...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget TripAdvisor is offering two free months of Google Play Music
Google Play Music is a solid service, but it's a bit of an afterthought in the marketplace compared to bigger players like Spotify and Apple Music. And in a crowded market, Google's likely l...
05:22 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft kills what's left of the old Nokia
Last week, Microsoft sold off what remained of Nokia's feature phone business while Windows Phone's market share slid below a single percent. Now, the company has taken what's clearly t...
03:50 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Mom behind most-watched Facebook Live video visits its HQ
It's only been a few months since Facebook opened up live video streaming to everyone, but with over a billion daily users the emergence of a massive hit was inevitable. Late last week an odd yet...
02:41 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget ISS' expandable module has a shield that protects it from debris
You had a lot of questions when we wrote about NASA gearing up to inflate BEAM on the ISS. Does it inflate like a balloon? What if it gets hit by micrometeoroids then? Does it protect against radiatio...
01:27 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget Pod-based marijuana vaporizers are coming
As the wave of marijuana legalization lifts the country out of its longstanding fog of prohibition, one former Keurig executive and his 40-something marijuana enthusiast friend have found a way to rid...
12:27 am -04 - Wed, May 25, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' adding ranked play next month
Blizzard's much-publicized shooter Overwatch is finally out today, but it released without one very important component: Ranked play. Don't worry though. Lead game designer Jeff Kaplan has a...
11:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget AT&T's prepaid GoPhone plans get 1GB of extra data
AT&amp;T definitely isn't being stingy with data on GoPhone these days. In the wake of healthy improvements over the past year, the carrier is raising its data caps by 1GB across the board a...
10:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget A smart toothbrush just won Intel's maker-themed reality show
Last month, Intel the tried to make inventors cool. The company brought tinkering into prime time with the debut of America's Greatest Makers, a reality TV competition on TBS where 24 teams of in...
09:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Blizzard is offering one free Battle.net name change
Sick of heading into games registered to your Battle.net account as ResidentsLover or BeautifulDarkness83? You've got one free shot to make a change on Blizzard with the release of Overwatch. ...
08:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget The Strong Museum opens a DICE Awards exhibit
The Academy of Arts and Sciences (AIAS) holds its annual DICE (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) awards to recognize outstanding video games and the individuals who bring them to life., Basica...
07:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget This sweat monitoring patch can tell how hard you're working
A group of scientists at UC San Diego are responsible for creating a tiny flexible monitor that can stick right to your sternum. Its purpose? Tracking your sweat. ...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Netflix comes full circle, creates virtual video store
First Netflix replaced tedious trips to the video store by mailing DVDs directly to your home. Then they replaced tedious trips to the mailbox by streaming movies directly to your laptop. Now, Netflix...
06:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget GoPro makes a seemingly inevitable deal with Red Bull
Red Bull's extreme sports adventures are practically tailor-made for GoPro's action cameras, so it would only make sense if the two got together, right? Sure enough, that's what happeni...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Foursquare's new bot texts food suggestions before you're hungry
Foursquare is more than a friendly food finder and gentrification-tracking app -- the company is now in the bot business with its latest tool, Marsbot. The bot analyzes users' locations and past ...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Samsung denies giving up on Android Wear for smartwatches
Hold your horses, folks: Samsung hasn't officially broken with up Android Wear just yet. A recent report from Fast Company cited unnamed Samsung executives who said the hardware giant wasn't...
05:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget E Ink announces a color breakthrough, but it's only for signs
There's a small glimmer of hope for the seemingly doomed dream of color electronic paper. E Ink, which helped pioneer ePaper by providing the technology for Amazon's Kindle, announced today ...
05:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Google stops selling the Nexus Player
The writing has been on the wall for a while, but it finally happened: Google has stopped selling the ASUS-made Nexus Player through its own store. Google hasn't said what prompted the move, but...
04:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly working on a rival to Amazon's Echo
While much of Silicon Valley has been duking it out with each other in the artificial intelligence wars, Apple has been strangely silent. But it might not be for much longer. The Information has just ...
04:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Paul McCartney adopts VR so your grandparents don't have to
For his latest release, Sir Paul McCartney is diving headfirst into virtual reality. As The Hollywood Reporter notes today, the 73-year-old former Beatle has filmed a six-part VR documentary series wi...
03:54 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Huawei sues Samsung over cellphone patents
No, the fighting between top smartphone makers isn't done just yet. Huawei has sued Samsung in both China and the US for allegedly violating its patents on cellular technology and software throug...
03:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Toyota is investing in Uber
Toyota is expanding its ride-sharing initiatives by investing in Uber, according to Bloomberg. The publication says that the pair have "entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore colla...
02:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget SteelSeries ships its OLED-packing gaming mouse
Did you look at SteelSeries' display-toting Rival 700 mouse in January and think it was just the edge you needed for your gaming exploits? It's time to do something about it. The company...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Sony sells most of its media editing tools
Sony's quest to get rid of unnecessary businesses continues. The electronics giant has sold off the "majority" of its creative software suite to Magix, a German firm that revolves aroun...
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' gets cross-network play for Xbox One and PC
Rocket League players will soon have an even wider breadth of teammates to choose from, as Psyonix has announced that Xbox One and PC cross-network play is going live for all today....
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen pours $300 million into Gett's ride hailing service
Ford and GM aren't the only big car companies getting cozy with the on-demand transportation industry. Volkswagen has made a $300 million investment in Gett, one of the bigger ridesharing outfits...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget ComiXology Unlimited offers all of the comics for $6 a month
ComiXology, Amazon's online comic book service, unveiled a new unlimited content subscription option on Tuesday. The $6 per month ComiXology Unlimited plan gives subscribers unfettered access to ...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget World's first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai
The world's first 3D-printed office building opened this week in Dubai, Reuters reports. The 2,700-square-foot, single-story building was built in just 17 days using a gigantic, 20-foot tall 3D p...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' and the long shadow of a cult classic
"It's a game that's built a lot on momentum and forward movement and not stopping, reaching almost a zen-like thing."That's how DICE Design Director Erik Odeladhl describes hi...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget The best food processor
By Christine Cyr Clisset, Michael Sullivan 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 spending 40 hou...
12:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget 'Ready Player One' filmmakers want your 3D avatars
A bulk of Ready Player One takes place in a digital universe known as the OASIS, a utopian society filled with 3D models of people plugged into the MMO world. Steven Spielberg is directing the film ad...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget YouTube Gaming launches event hubs with E3 live streams
YouTube Gaming is making live coverage of eSports competitions and other big events much easier to find. The channel is launching event hubs, starting with E3 in June. Each hub will house all the offi...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget New Google Maps ads will drop branded pins on your search results
Yes, Google builds plenty of useful and fun products, but don't ever forget -- the company is first and foremost an advertising business. As such, today the company is announcing a number of upda...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget AI 'doctors' will diagnose your X-rays
An Israeli medical imaging company has signed a deal with a Utah-based healthcare provider that could change the way we diagnose certain conditions. Zebra Medical Imaging is teaming up with Intermount...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget LG G5's VR headset, 360 camera and other accessories hit the US
When LG announced its modular G5 phone last month, it also revealed a line of "Friends" companion devices to go along with it (See what it did there?). Included in the lineup are the 360 VR ...
11:05 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's news bot finds stories based on your interests
Bots are all the rage these days, and to help you keep pace with news stories that interest you, Microsoft has one named Rowe. Inside the News Pro app from Microsoft Garage, Rowe goes to work gatherin...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget LG's 2016 OLED 4K TV lineup is still expensive, starts at $3,999
For the past few years, LG's OLED TV lineup has been the pinnacle of TV quality, with deep black levels, insanely bright colors and none of the motion blurring issues that LED/LCD TVs have. But t...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Pepper the robot gets a job at Pizza Hut
SoftBank's Pepper robot has been gainfully employed in the past, but it's apparently ready for a new career in the food industry. Pizza Hut Asia is partnering with MasterCard on a trial that...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Twitter drops media and @name replies from 140-character limit
Well, that was quick. A week after Bloomberg reported that Twitter was getting ready to relax its rules for what counts against your 140-character limit, the company is confirming the move today. Soon...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Pebble's new smartwatches focus on fitness
Way before there was Android Wear or the Apple Watch, there was Pebble. It was arguably one of the more successful smartwatches on the market, raising a whopping $10 million on Kickstarter with its si...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Pebble's first non-watch is basically a next-gen iPod Shuffle
One of Pebble's big goals for 2016 was to focus its efforts on health and fitness. It updated its Health app to provide more meaningful stats and, just today, it announced two new smartwatches wi...
09:39 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live will broadcast a Spanish soccer game
Facebook's ability to broadcast live video makes it great for breaking news, but perhaps its eventual aim is to become an entertainment destination in its own right. The Spanish football league h...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Smart coats, robot whiskers and vaporizing lasers
Today on In Case You Missed It: Google and Levi's team up to make a smart Canadian Tuxedo jacket, the University of Bristol teaches a whiskered robot to react to stimuli and Stanford's Linea...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget 'Battlecast' turns 'Skylanders' into a collectible card game
Activision Blizzard has seen a ton of success with two franchises in recent years: Skylanders, which kicked off the toys-to-life craze, and Hearthstone, which made collectible card games (CCG) accessi...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop pods will be coated in Vibranium. No, really
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced a new technology that's going to raise the hackles of Marvel's lawyers. The company, in collaboration with Slovakian materials firm c2i, h...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Otterbox's new case lets you use accessories without removing it
Ah yes, phone cases. A necessary purchase if you're accident prone or tend to drop your handset on the regular. Unfortunately, adding that accessory usually makes for a headaches whenever you try...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop pods will be coated in Vibranium. No, really.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced a new technology that's going to raise the hackles of Marvel's lawyers. The company, in collaboration with Slovakian materials firm c2i, h...
08:48 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Google's Paris HQ raided by French tax authorities
French authorities have raided Google's Paris headquarters as part of an ongoing investigation into the company's tax affairs in the country. In February, reports claimed the government beli...
08:28 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Ransomware hackers get their money, then ask for more
Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita is the latest to be targeted by ransomware hackers, local news channel KWCH 12 reports. Unlike other recent attacks, however, the Wichita attackers never made good on ...
08:10 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Phones4u execs' new venture offers loans for phones
After Phones4u lost its remaining carrier partners in quick succession a couple of years ago, the contract reseller had no choice but to go into administration. The folding of the company couldn'...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Molekule's air filter aims to purify your home with light
A startup believes its purifying technique can outperform traditional HEPA filtration across the board. Molekule's eponymous air purifier uses a process called photoelectrochemical oxidation (PEC...
05:01 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Story of NASA's black female mathematicians gets made into a movie
Katherine Johnson received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for her contribution to America's Space Race, and soon more people will know what she did to deserve it. An upcoming book and mo...
03:39 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Facebook finds 'no evidence' of political bias in Trending Topics
Earlier this month, the Senate Commerce Committee launched an official inquiry into the methods and policies of Facebook's Trending Topics team. After meeting with conservative leaders and conduc...
03:01 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget UE's updated Roll speaker brings a volume and range boost
Ultimate Ears overhauled its entry-level speaker around this time last year, reintroducing it as the UE Roll. This leveled the playing field for its trio of Bluetooth speakers, giving them all improve...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Olympus joins the action camera race with its Stylus TG-Tracker
Until today, the closest thing to an action camera that Olympus has had is its ruggedized line of point-and-shoots. But that's about to change. Today, the company introduced the Stylus TG-Tracker...
01:27 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget Vizio's cheaper tablet-controlled 4K TVs start rolling out
If you want Vizio's 4K TV with SmartCast 6-inch Android remote, Ultra HD with Dolby Vision HDR and Google Cast receiving but you're not ready to pony up for a high-end P-Series set, a cheape...
12:18 am -04 - Tue, May 24, 2016
Engadget New, thinner Macbook Pros will reportedly have an OLED touch bar
Barring a big change to the trackpad, Apple's high-powered MacBook Pro models haven't seen many major differences in recent years. That may be until now. According to 9to5Mac, which is citin...
11:57 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget 'Ori and the Blind Forest' finally makes its way to retail
What began on Xbox One as a digital title, then a definitive edition on the same console, followed by one on PC is finally making its way to bricks and mortar stores. On June 14th, you'll be able...
11:42 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget DJI drones can start streaming live aerial videos on Facebook
DJI has updated its Go app to add a feature it promised in April: the capability to stream videos over Facebook Live using compatible drones, including the latest Phantom and Inspire. Sure, you can al...
11:25 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Watch the most powerful x-ray laser zap droplets of water
Scientists at Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory wanted to better understand explosions caused by x-rays, and we got a cool short movie out of their efforts. They filmed d...
10:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook auto-translates 200 million lines of text every day
Facebook reaches more than 1.6 billion users in every corner of the Earth. Making sure everybody understands one another, at least at the linguistic level, has fallen to the company's machine lea...
09:49 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Geek Squad employee allegedly searched PCs for the FBI
An astute PC technician is supposed to report any illegal content they see while fixing a machine, but one employee of Best Buy's Geek Squad might have gone too far. The defense in a child porno...
07:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Overwatch,' 'Chef's Table'
Blizzard is finally ready with a fully new game. The servers just went live for Overwatch, and players enjoying its all-multiplayer action. Beyond that, Netflix is dropping season two of its criticall...
07:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget 'Romancing SaGa 2' is out for mobile devices this week
Square Enix has been hard at work this year bringing titles we previously thought may never see the light of day in the west to mobile devices. The latest to join the ranks of mobile ports is Romancin...
06:23 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget ATM hacking spree nets thieves $12.7 million in two hours
Normally when your data is part of a haul from some security breach your most immediate worry is about how it can be used to steal your identity online. Well, sometimes that information is instrumenta...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live adds nonstop, 24-hour video
As part of the social network's wider push into live video, Facebook is expanding beyond on-the-ground journalism and in-car Star Wars toy reviews. TechCrunch reports Facebook Live will now also ...
05:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Polaroid's first smart TVs pack 4K and Google Cast
When Google unveiled a wider range of TVs with Google Cast support, you might have done a double-take when you saw Polaroid's name -- what, the reborn camera maker? Yes, it's true... and yo...
05:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Snapchat does something useful, lets you buy 'X-Men' tickets
Although they're sitting out Comic-Con, 20th Century Fox is going big with their Snapchat-based promotions for Friday's release of X-Men: Apocalypse. While users will notice Snapchat's ...
04:49 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Amazon no longer offers refunds for after-the-sale price drops
Say goodbye to the days when Amazon would cut you a break if the price of a product dropped right after you ordered it. Customers are reporting that Amazon has stopped offering partial refunds on orde...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget NASA is building the next Mars rover in mixed reality
I poked my head inside NASA's latest Mars rover. During a mixed reality demonstration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, as soon as I strapped on a HoloLens, a vibrant holographi...
04:12 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget ESPN and 'League of Legends' studio aren't making a broadcast deal
League of Legends is one of the most popular esports titles in the world, but it's not heading to ESPN any time soon. Spokespeople for Riot Games and ESPN tell Engadget that the companies are not...
03:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live video replays will highlight the best moments
By now, you've certainly heard about Facebook's live video push. As the company continues to revise the live-streaming feature, new tools are being added on the regular. TechCrunch reports t...
03:25 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Violent crime prediction algorithms are racially biased
When a criminal defendant faces sentencing in the United States, a judge can use several factors to determine a punishment that fits the crime. Increasingly, one of those factors is what is known as a...
03:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Netflix's Disney streaming exclusives start in September
Netflix is about to get a whole lot more magical. There's a whole cadre of additional Disney films coming to the streaming service this September as Netflix becomes the exclusive streaming servic...
02:37 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Android will have password-free sign-ins by the end of 2016
Back in 2015, Google teased the prospect of Project Abacus, a sign-in approach for Android that ditches passwords in favor of a trust system that uses patterns (such as location, typing speed and voic...
02:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook offers a free VR audio tool thanks to a buyout
Facebook isn't merely content to make a virtual reality camera rig and call it a day. The company has revealed that it acquired Two Big Ears, the creator of the VR audio app Spatial Workstation, ...
01:40 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Chance the Rapper's streaming-only album hits Billboard chart
In late 2014, the Billboard 200 chart began to take into account both album sales and streaming plays for its rankings. When the list is updated this week, the first streaming-only album will be inclu...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Chicago turns to big data to predict gun and gang violence
Chicago has been inundated with gun-related crimes over the past year -- nearly 3,000 people were shot in 2015, along with another 240 already in 2016. However, in a city of 2.7 million, the CPD attri...
01:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Waterstones is done selling e-books
Waterstones is well and truly getting back to basics today, as it has dropped e-books and audiobooks from its online store. The digital libraries of Waterstones customers will remain accessible until ...
12:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget AT&T streamlines its smartphone installment plans
AT&amp;T's current Next installment plans are a little bewildering, to put it mildly. Do you want to trade in at 12, 18 or 24 months? How about a downpayment and installments for 28 months?...
12:28 pm -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Dell's 43-inch, 4K monitor supports four clients on one screen
Dell's latest monitor is a doozy. The Dell 43 Multi-Client Monitor (P4317Q) is a 4K, 43-inch beast that acts as if it's four displays squished into one. When shown on a single screen, the di...
11:54 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget E3 will hold a public gaming event this year
For years, E3 has largely been limited to game industry tradespeople and the press. That's somewhat necessary (it's difficult to wade through the show as it is), but it also locks out thous...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Cat treats and the secret to livestreaming success
As livestreaming has grown into a billion-dollar business, it's prompted a series of important questions about the future of technology and society. For example: When people share every moment of...
10:47 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget OnePlus wants you to order its new phone using a VR headset
OnePlus doesn't think that last year's VR launch for the OnePlus 2 was just a gimmick... in fact, it's ramping things up. The fledgling smartphone maker has unveiled its own VR headset...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget This is what Samsung's Gear Fit 2 (probably) looks like
As much as it's possible to know anything about a company before it's had the press conference, we know Samsung's got wearable ambitions. In addition to a pair of Bragi-like wireless ea...
09:58 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Alibaba gave online shoppers a VR celebrity date
Alibaba really, really wants you to use its virtual reality shopping experience, and it's resorting to a clever tactic to lure you in: dream dates. The Chinese internet giant marked May 20th, a ...
09:34 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Spotify's Family Plan now covers six people for $15 a month
While Spotify has offered Family Plans for some time now, rival music streaming services, particularly those from Apple and Google, have it beat in terms of price. Today, the company has addressed tha...
09:18 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget India successfully tests first tiny reusable space shuttle
India's space agency is celebrating today after successfully launching and recovering RLV-TD, a prototype reusable space vehicle. The craft was launched at 9:00am local time and rose 43 miles int...
08:45 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Oculus' DRM could have unintentionally helped VR piracy
Oculus' recent software update that locked exclusive games to its hardware has already been circumvented. On Friday, Oculus implemented changes that -- among other things -- added "platform ...
07:35 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Google's 'Magenta' project will see if AIs can truly make art
Google's next foray into the burgeoning world of artificial intelligence will be a creative one. The company has previewed a new effort to teach AI systems to generate music and art called Magent...
06:15 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget This self-healing material could solve many wearable woes
The physical limitations of existing materials are one of main problems when it comes to flexible electronics, be it wearables, medical or sports tech. If a flexible material breaks, it either stays b...
04:44 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Microsoft wants you to share your 3D printer over your network
Sure, you can use your old-school paper printer from virtually any device in your home. But what if you want to use your 3D printer in the den while you're lounging in the living room? Microsoft ...
03:01 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Jaybird's Freedom wireless earbuds balance sound and battery life
True to its word, Jaybird's latest wireless sport earbuds are making their debut in the first half of 2016. The company's $200 Freedom in-ears are now available and I've been putting th...
12:58 am -04 - Mon, May 23, 2016
Engadget Infuse helps you find fresh videos on Apple TV and iOS
Media portal and set-top box makers have tried any number of things to help you decide what to watch next, ranging from visual makeovers to voice recognition. However, the team at FireCore thinks it ...
11:15 pm -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Terahertz laser tech could scan for bombs at airports
Terahertz spectrum scanning is potentially ideal for finding bombs due to the sheer range of materials it can detect, but it's not exactly practical for luggage checks when you need both a suitca...
09:39 pm -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Toyota is bringing back Dean Kamen's stair-climbing wheelchair
Remember Dean Kamen's iBot wheelchair? Its uniquely adjustable wheel orientation gave patients the freedom to climb stairs and effectively stand upright, but its high price ($25,000) knocked it o...
08:08 pm -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Indiegogo deal helps crowdfunders make their gadgets
Indiegogo has made some effort to help get crowdfunded projects off the ground, but it has mostly focused on big companies so far. What about startups still grappling with the basics of making device...
06:36 pm -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Watch homebrew code run Steam games on the PS4
Ever since Sony switched to x86 processors with the PlayStation 4, gamers have been craving the chance to play PC games on the console -- it's much closer to your home computer than the PS3 was, ...
05:04 pm -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget These $70 DIY synthesizers are a hobbyist's dream
For me, one of the most interesting parts of Moogfest is the Circuit Bending Challenge. Sure, the performances and tech demos are great, but it's always a treat to see what a community of tinkere...
03:35 pm -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Court claims Google lost right to pull site from search results
You'd think that Google's search results would be protected in the US by free speech rights. Google gets to say what what shows up on its own site, right? However, one Florida court thinks d...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Google Science Journal studies the world through your phone
Are you (or your kid) curious about the world around you? Google wants to help. It just launched Science Journal, an Android app that helps you perform (and comment on) simple science experiments. T...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Pill-Minder 2000
Ben hacks the Christmas Present Protection System project and puts it to better daily use for pill medication monitoring -- that way you'll know if you've forgotten to take your meds. Using ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Coming Soon
It's been an auspicious week for big promises. Google announced a whole bunch of stuff at its 2016 I/O developers conference, though it didn't have a whole lot in the demonstrable product de...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Self-driving Uber cars, and more!
The self-driving cars are coming: This week Uber unveiled its first autonomous vehicle, while Google patented a sticky "fly paper" car hood that could protect pedestrians caught in self-driv...
08:15 am -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Wristband that measures alcohol levels wins US competition
BACtrack is a San Francisco company known for making breathalyzers for both law enforcement and ordinary people. But it won the $200,000 grand prize at a National Institutes of Health-sponsored compet...
06:45 am -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Six machines that build a better world
By Cat DiStasioWhen it comes to construction, technology can go a long way toward making building projects faster, more economical and safer. Robots that can alleviate back-breaking manual labor and c...
02:05 am -04 - Sun, May 22, 2016
Engadget Second 'The Division' update raises the stakes
Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment are willing to try quite a few things to keep you coming back to The Division, but their latest approach is particularly direct: they're upping the ante. Ubi has...
11:42 pm -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget The Milwaukee Bucks fell prey to a phishing email scam
Just because you're part of a major league sports team doesn't mean you're immune to internet fraudsters. The Milwaukee Bucks have confirmed that they fell victim to a phishing scam th...
10:32 pm -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget Inside Moog's Minimoog Model D synth factory at Moogfest
When Moogfest kicked off in North Carolina this week, the company announced that the iconic Minimoog Model D was going back into production during the festival. What's more, the analog synths are...
09:04 pm -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget Watch NASA inflate the space station's expandable habitat
It's almost time for the ISS crew to begin testing the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). On Thursday, May 26th, BEAM will be inflated to reach its full size, and you can watch it live on...
07:33 pm -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget Oculus update stops you from using VR apps with HTC's Vive
HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners generally have a lot in common, including access to many of the same apps and games. However, it looks like a gulf is opening up between the two virtual reality headset...
06:01 pm -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is purging terrorist content from its services
Microsoft is officially prohibiting users from posting anything that incites terrorist acts on its services, including Xbox Live, Outlook consumer version and document-sharing website Docs. In a blog ...
04:28 pm -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget Tesla can count on Panasonic to keep up with Model 3 demand
Tesla may be willing to stump up a lot of cash to meet brisk demand for the Model 3, but it still can't do this alone -- not when Panasonic is pouring $1.6 billion into the Gigafactory needed to ...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget I salvaged my shattered iPhone with a 'Band-Aid' screen cover
After a BBQ last Sunday (there may have been alcohol), I dropped my phone. Multiple times. And I wasn't lucky. Although my iPhone 6 Plus has suffered tiny hairline cracks in two of the corners, t...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget Uno's speed-reading wristband feels like a work in progress
Wearing the Uno Noteband makes me feel as if I'm in an '80s spy movie. Whenever I receive a message on my smartphone, the device on my wrist vibrates. One swipe later and words are being fla...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 video review: Behold, the GPU king
As far as video card upgrades go, there's a lot to love with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080. We called it "the upgrade you've been waiting for" in our full review. The GTX 1080 blo...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget The biggest news from Google I/O won't matter until this fall
Google I/O, the company's massive annual developer event, has wrapped up for 2016. As usual, CEO Sundar Pichai and a host of the company's executives gave the world a look at what it's ...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Shoes that vibrate to guide your travels
These vibrating shoes guide your steps asyou play touristMaurizio Pesce,WiredImagine all of the things you might notice on your next weekend trip if you weren't constantly staring at your phone t...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Man-made meteor showers and live molar video
Today on In Case You Missed It: Startup Star-ALE wants to create man-made meteor shower tech in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The Prophix is a video toothbrush tool that can live stream your ch...
02:53 am -04 - Sat, May 21, 2016
Engadget Paramount will end its lawsuit against 'Star Trek' fan film
Lawyers from Paramount/CBS have been pursuing the makers of a crowdfunded Star Trek fan film, Axanar, for months, but according to JJ Abrams, they're finally going to back off. Abrams made the an...
11:48 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google is making mobile search more visual with rich cards
Google's new "rich cards" format will make googling on your phone a more visual experience than what you're used to. It's sort of an evolved version of rich snippets, those se...
10:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Philips will launch a $400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player next month
Even as Ultra HD Blu-ray discs continue to trickle out, in the US there's only one option to play them -- Samsung's UBD-K8500. That should change next month as Philips introduces its own Ult...
09:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget World's largest solar power plant experiences minor meltdown
A small fire temporarily shut down the generator at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near the California-Nevada border Thursday. According to the Associated Press, some wires at the power ...
08:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget 'Woorld' makes a strong argument for weird Project Tango apps
It's not hard to see how Google's Project Tango can be utilitarian. Need directions through a crowded mall? Easy. Want to learn more about art installations as you wander through a museum? D...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget With Kinect, I made a Grimes remix just by moving my hands
When it comes to electronic music, it's easy to see the ties between art and technology. In fact, that's pretty much the entire goal of Moogfest, a music festival that celebrates more than j...
05:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget This freaky electric motorbike was 3D printed with metal powder
The Light Rider is an electric motorbike that weighs just 77 pounds and has a frame like an alien skeleton. Its creator, Airbus subsidiary APWorks, crafted the bike with 3D printing -- but it's n...
05:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Researchers develop passive-aggressive robotic roommate
While we've seen new robotic devices that can do everything from driving a car to thwarting underwater terrorists, a team of robotics researchers from Cornell and Stanford just want to make sure ...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Sumn quick
Hey hey there Public Access members, fans and readers! Last week, there was no Public Access Weekly post because I was taking a vacation and for the first time ever, I did not bring a computer along (...
04:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Apple pulls update for iPad Pro after bricking reports
Apple's pulled the latest iOS update (9.3.2) for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, following reports that this version of the software was bricking some devices. To make matters worse, the affected tablets ...
04:26 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google confirms a new in-house startup incubator
Big companies have always supported startups to do the nimble and risky innovating they could not, even building their own investment arms to directly fund them. But sometimes those startups are found...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget The TSA is failing spectacularly at cybersecurity
Five years of Department of Homeland Security audits have revealed, to the surprise of few and the dismay of all, that the TSA is as great at cybersecurity as it is at customer service.The final repor...
03:25 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Uber says you're willing to pay more when your phone is dying
It's no surprise that Uber knows a lot about its customers based on their use of its ride-hailing app. Speaking with NPR's Hidden Brain podcast this week, the company's head of economic...
02:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Motorola's legendary RAZR flip phone is making a comeback
The year was 2004, and Motorola had just announced what was then an insanely thin flip phone, the RAZR V3. It was -- and still is -- a head-turner, and eventually over 130 million units were sold in t...
02:35 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google wants make it easier to craft apps that go big
The Google Play Store serves over a billion users globally a month, so the potential for an app to go big is nothing to sneeze at. Alas, the chances of that actually happening is a different story, wh...
02:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google controls a smartwatch with radar-powered finger gestures
Last year, Google gave us a taste of Project Soli, an effort to deliver radar-powered finger gesture control to wearables. Today, we got a closer look at how it could be implemented in real products, ...
01:54 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google aims to launch its consumer Project Ara phone in 2017
Despite some grim portents last year, Google's "Project Ara" modular smartphone is far from dead. For starters, it now has its own business unit within Google's mysterious Advanced...
01:38 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google and Levis are releasing their smart jacket early next year
Google and Levis announced a partnership at Google I/O last year that would bring "smart clothing" to the market using a technology called Project Jacquard. The technology, which is basicall...
01:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Moog's Minimoog Model D reissue revives a classic synthesizer
To properly celebrate this year's Moogfest, the synth maker is giving synth collectors the chance to own a piece of history. The company set up a temporary "pop-up factory" during this ...
01:06 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget IMAX plans to bring virtual reality into theaters
In a move that we should have seen coming, IMAX announced that it'll be rolling out virtual reality experiences in multiplex theaters, malls and similar locations later this year. The news comes ...
12:55 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget The Post Office is shutting down its year-old mobile network
Competition among mobile providers in the UK is fierce, with four major carriers and many, many more mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) beneath them. On a battlefield that busy, casualties are i...
12:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' is making its way to China
Players around the world log hundreds of hours in Minecraft each day, but not gamers in China. Today, Minecraft developer Mojang announced it's creating a whole new version of the game created sp...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's 2DS is now cheaper than ever. Play these games.
Who needs stereoscopic 3D, or a hinge? Nintendo's cheaper, flatter 2DS is now a mere $80. It even includes a free digital copy of Mario Kart 7. That's a bargain for a current-generation hand...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget The best USB battery packs
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.We brought in almost 50 pounds of batteries and tested...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google's plans for VR are even more ambitious than we thought
In 2014, Google introduced Cardboard. It was literally just a cut-out piece of cardboard outfitted with Velcro strips, a pair of lenses and magnets. Insert your smartphone and voila, you got your very...
11:06 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget OS X update could use iPhone's Touch ID to unlock Macs
As we approach Apple's annual WWDC event that starts June 13th, the rumors about upcoming iOS and OS X features are sure to ramp up. This week, MacRumors is reporting that the company is working ...
11:06 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget OS X update could use the iPhone's Touch ID to unlock Macs
As we approach Apple's annual WWDC conference that starts on June 13th, the rumors about upcoming iOS and OS X features are sure to ramp up. This week, MacRumors is reporting that the company is ...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Amazon's screenwriting tool lets you easily share scripts
We all have at least one great story to tell, and Amazon's free screenplay writing software is intended to help you spin that tale. Like other screenwriting tools, Amazon Storywriter auto-formats...
10:19 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi will launch its first drone on May 25th
Chinese consumer electronics maker Xiaomi looks set to add a drone to its range of products next week. The company has already begun teasing a May 25th launch event on its official forum, posting what...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google and Qualcomm put Android Auto in charge of this Maserati
It's not often you get to sit in a Maserati. And I never thought I'd get the chance at a developer conference, of all places. But here at I/O, Google and Qualcomm have outfitted a Maserati w...
09:37 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Harvard's RoboBee uses static to stick to surfaces
Harvard's tiny robotic bee has learned how to stick to surfaces like Spiderman. Unlike spiders that use thousands of tiny hairs to climb walls, though, the upgraded RoboBee uses the power of stat...
09:15 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Up close with the Moto G4 Plus, the best from a puzzling new lineup
I've been spending my time here at Google I/O hoping to catch a Google exec pull a supersecret VR headset out of a coat pocket. Instead I ran into one using Motorola's new Moto G4 Plus -- th...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Rubik's phone, underwater bomb bot and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The University of Bristol's Interaction Group made a phone prototype out of small cubes that can be flipped around to form different shapes. Saab created an underw...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google patents human flypaper for self-driving car crashes
Self-driving cars are pretty smart, but it's inevitable that one will eventually hit a pedestrian. To avoid any nasty injuries, Google has patented a simple but crazy solution: an adhesive coatin...
08:01 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Google will stop you hitting backspace in Chrome by mistake
Have you ever filled out a form in Chrome, only to hit the backspace key accidentally? Suddenly you're catapulted to the previous page in your browsing history, losing everything you had just sub...
07:18 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget The EU might force Netflix and Amazon to show more local titles
The European Union is rewriting its broadcasting rules, and according to Reuters, it could end up requiring streaming services operating in the region to change their practices. Netflix, Amazon Prime ...
06:27 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget 'Walking Dead' creator's new show to debut on Facebook in Europe
Cinemax's upcoming show Outcast will debut on Facebook Live in Europe and Africa tonight. Outcast is an adaptation of The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's comic book series of the same ...
05:23 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Destiny's next expansion will be called 'The Rise of Iron'
Ignoring a welcome update last month, things have been pretty quiet on the Destiny front. That's because Bungie has turned its attention to developing a sequel, which is slated to release next ye...
05:23 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Destiny's next expansion will be called 'Rise of Iron'
Ignoring a welcome update last month, things have been pretty quiet on the Destiny front. That's because Bungie has turned its attention to developing a sequel, which is slated to release next ye...
04:04 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget 'Halo 5' multiplayer is coming to PC... sort of
Leave it to Microsoft to fulfill fans' long-standing wish of bringing modern Halo multiplayer to PC and then obfuscate accessing it in the most spectacular way possible. It's coming by way o...
02:27 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget The FCC is getting tons of net neutrality complaints
The FCC has unveiled a new online portal where anybody can see the kind of complaints people have been submitting to the commission. And according to the info on the website, the FCC has received 20,9...
01:04 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget 'Gran Turismo Sport' races to PS4 on November 15th
The Gran Turismo series has always been about two things: speed and realism. Now, it's coming back to PlayStation 4 with a very important update: native PlayStation VR support. Oh, and a ton of a...
12:23 am -04 - Fri, May 20, 2016
Engadget Reddit threads are now embeddable on other websites
You'll soon see Reddit discussions all across the internet as the company announced Thursday that it has enabled the embedding of its discussion threads. The new feature will work much the same w...
11:54 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Google is helping MIT update its programming language for kids
MIT is teaming up with Google to create the next generation of its popular visual programming language "Scratch." The partners are working on an open source version of the language called &q...
11:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Trending Topics may source more conservative news
According to a group who recently met with Facebook, the social media giant may very well be changing the way it chooses and identifies Trending Topics. This news arrives in light of a recent controve...
10:47 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Senate introduces bill to limit the FBI's new hacking rules
A bipartisan group of senators have introduced a new bill called the Stop Mass Hacking Act that would block expanded hacking powers the U.S. Department of Justice claims are necessary to keep up with ...
10:09 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Point your phone at an equation and Mathpix will solve it
Math isn't everyone's strong suit, especially those who haven't stretched that part of their brain since college. Thanks to the wonders of image recognition technology, we now have Math...
09:34 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Are you an Android N beta tester?
Sure, Google only proclaimed its newest build of Android N a "beta-quality" candidate yesterday, but that's more than enough time to formulate a hot take. With the new method of announc...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Purism introduces privacy-focused 2-in-1 tablet
If you're looking for a high-end tablet that also doubles as a laptop you're usually in the market for a Microsoft Surface Pro or the Apple iPad Pro. Purism thinks there needs to be a third ...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Purism expands its line of privacy-focused devices to include a 2-in-1
If you're looking for a high-end tablet that also doubles as a laptop, your most obvious choices are the Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro. Purism -- a company already known for its securi...
07:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Chromebooks beat Mac sales in early 2016
According to research firm IDC, more Google Chromebooks were sold in the first quarter of 2016 than all of Apple's Mac line. The milestone marked the first time Google's Chrome OS moved more...
07:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Rhapsody's VR app is a hub for live music videos
The tech world is obsessed with virtual reality. It should come as no surprise, then, that music-streaming service Rhapsody wants a piece of it as well. The company took a step forward today by introd...
07:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Rhapsody's VR app is a hub for live music videos
The tech world is obsessed with virtual reality. It should come as no surprise, then, that music-streaming service Rhapsody wants a piece of it as well. The company took a step forward today by introd...
06:56 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget US Navy to arm its submarines with 'Blackwing' spy drones
The Navy recently announced its plans to deploy an armada of stealthy spy drones from AeroVironment aboard its submarines and UUVs. Specifically, the Navy is going with the small-form "Blackwing&...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Ancient mega-tsunamis hint at cold Martian oceans
3.4 billion years ago, a meteorite smashed into the northern plains of Mars, where an ancient ocean once stood. Its impact threw up a massive wall of liquid water that scarred the surrounding landscap...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget The Navy's new cloud network forms a tactical 'kill web'
The US Navy is deploying a "tactical cloud" network that will tie together targeting data acquired from a range of sources in the sea, sky and space to form a lethal "kill web," th...
05:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: $100 off Bowers & Wilkins' Zeppelin speaker
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...
05:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget YouTube is Google's not-so-secret weapon in the VR wars
If virtual reality is going to take off the way Google, Facebook, Samsung, Sony and a host of other smaller players think it will, it's going to need great content. Video games, Oculus's fir...
04:56 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Android apps will know when you need them and open automatically
That slab of plastic and glass in your pocket might be called a smartphone, but Google is hoping to make the applications running on it smarter yet. The folks in Mountain View hope to achieve that by ...
04:34 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Researchers could help cops tap into public surveillance cameras
Researchers from Purdue University found a way for law enforcement to tap into any surveillance camera that's not password protected. As Wired points out though, the goal with this newly develope...
04:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Return to Arkham with the remastered 'Batman' games
Batman fans, rejoice! Soon, you'll be making another sojourn back into the Batman: Arkham video game franchise with the upcoming Batman: Return to Arkham remaster collection, releasing July 29th ...
03:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Google has big plans for Daydream VR but not much to show
Google revealed the Daydream VR platform at its I/O conference yesterday, and even though the company is definitely building a headset itself, there's nothing for us to get our hands on just yet....
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget What the hell is Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is a conversational successor to Google Now. But it's also a competitor to the chatbots we're seeing from Microsoft and Facebook. And of course, it's also being positio...
03:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Please don't send me Smart Replies
Yesterday, Google announced Allo, a new AI-powered messaging app. One of its key features is Smart Reply, which makes use of Google's machine learning tech to suggest responses if you don't ...
02:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget 'GunJack Next' coming to Google's Daydream VR platform
Google yesterday revealed a brand new VR platform for Android called "Daydream," and now we know of at least one game for it. CCP, which developed Eve Online and Gunjack for the Oculus Rift,...
02:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Why Google can't stop making messaging apps
Google has announced three new communication apps this week: Spaces, Allo and Duo. That's in addition to the three it already has. To understand why it's doing this, and why it'll do it...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Google will sell its own Daydream VR headset
When Google developed its popular line of Nexus phones and tablets, it didn't just give the reference designs to third parties and hope for the best. It built and sold its own hardware to showcas...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Android Apps and the Play Store are coming to Chrome OS this year
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was handed the reins of Android in early 2013, putting him in charge of both Chrome and the company's mobile OS. Ever since then, rumors have swirled that Google would lo...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Pepper the robot is opening up to Android
SoftBank's Pepper robot is about to get a lot more developer-friendly. The Japanese firm announced today that it'll be opening up Pepper's tablet to Google's mobile OS, in the hope...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Google's Android-powered VR platform supports Unreal games
Yesterday during Google's annual I/O keynote, the company made a point of mentioning that Electronic Arts and Ubisoft -- two of the biggest third-party game studios -- were working on projects fo...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Innit's connected kitchen made me some delicious ribs
We've heard tell of connected kitchens since the days of the 1969 Honeywell Kitchen Computer, but unfortunately we're not quite living in the age of the Jetsons just yet. Still, recent smart...
12:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Google is working with IMAX on a cinema-quality 3D camera
Remember last year's I/O, when Google revealed JUMP? It was a VR content creation system consisting of a camera rig made of 16 GoPros (called, appropriately, the "Odyssey") and some inc...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget See Google's version of a VR future in today's live stream
It's day two of the Google I/O developer conference and by now we've gotten a taste of the company's plans for the future of messaging apps, home assistants and virtual reality. Today, ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget See Google's version of a VR future in today's livestream
It's day two of Google's annual I/O developer conference and by now we've gotten a taste of the company's plans for the future of messaging apps, home assistants and virtual realit...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Boosted's new electric skateboards go further, ride smoother
Many a short journey has been livened up with one of Boosted's electric skateboards underfoot, but after selling the same line-up for a few years now, it's time to pimp that ride. The second...
11:08 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget RadioPublic aims to capture the 'Serial' podcast crowd
Public Radio Exchange (PRX), the non-profit behind This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, is launching RadioPublic, a company that aims to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts like Serial. Th...
10:23 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Makers of uncrackable ransomware hand over the key
The creators of a virus that forces users to pay to recover their own files seem to have turned over a new leaf. Security researchers at ESET are reporting that TeslaCrypt's developers posted the...
09:47 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Uber shows off its first self-driving car
Uber's foray into the world of self-driving vehicles will become a lot more visible in the coming weeks after the company confirmed its first autonomous car will officially hit the streets of Pit...
09:37 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget A San Francisco housing complex is subsidizing Uber rides
While some communities aren't so sure about ridesharing, an upscale development is actually paying residents to use it. Parcmerced, a planned apartment complex in the southwest corner of San Fran...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Electronics that can heal themselves and super camera
Today on In Case You Missed It: You can get your museum on with a new camera from Google, that takes hundreds of high resolution images, then stitches them together into one amazingly-detailed photo c...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget CBS All Access' second show is a 'The Good Wife' spinoff
At CBS' Upfronts presentation it had some news about its All Access subscription streaming service to reveal. Beyond the flash of a new logo and a brief teaser trailer for the Bryan Fuller-produc...
08:10 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Courts told to look down on licence dodgers with pay-TV subscriptions
If all goes to plan, the new BBC Charter will close the "iPlayer loophole" from January next year. That would mean anyone watching the broadcaster's content would require a TV licence, ...
07:31 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Google's Family Library will let Android users share apps
It's been a long time coming, but Android users will soon be able to share apps with other family members. Android Police reports that Google has begun notifying developers that Family Sharing, w...
06:35 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Spotify comes to Android TV
The Google I/O opening keynote might be over, but that doesn't mean there's any shortage of news from the developer event. Spotify, for one, has announced that it is expanding its reach to T...
05:40 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Millions of LinkedIn passwords stolen in 2012 surface online
You've probably already forgotten that LinkedIn was hacked back in 2012, but you could still be affected by that four-year-old security breach. According to Motherboard, someone going by the name...
04:42 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Nintendo has a new game plan
In case you didn't get the message yet, Nintendo is trying lots of new things. To that extent, it's formalizing some of that in its official charter next month. While most of it is rewording...
03:39 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget eBay has a virtual reality shop in Australia
eBay is giving Australians another high-tech way to spend their money. The e-commerce company has teamed up with Myers, a department store in the country, to launch a virtual reality shop. It can be a...
02:58 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Theranos is voiding and revising past blood test results
As Theranos faces increased scrutiny from regulators, tonight the Wall Street Journal is reporting the company is taking an extraordinary step by voiding its own blood test results going back two year...
02:02 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: Battlefront' lacks a story mode thanks to some movie
When Star Wars: Battlefront launched, barring a lightweight solo play arcade mode, it didn't have a true single-player campaign. During publisher EA's recent earnings call, executive VP Patr...
12:54 am -04 - Thu, May 19, 2016
Engadget Emily is a tough, remote-controlled robotic lifeguard
Attention Dwayne Johnson: it's not too late to make your version of Baywatch more apt for this generation. May we suggest casting Emily -- a 25-pound, remote-controlled robotic lifeguard that can...
11:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Here are all the highlights from the Google I/O 2016 keynote!
From two hours to under twelve minutes, we've distilled, titrated, evaporated and reconstituted Google's annual launch event into something a little bit more palatable. There's more on ...
11:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Here are all the highlights from the Google I/O 2016 keynote
Originally it was about two hours; not it's under 12 minutes. With help from our video team, we've distilled, titrated, evaporated and reconstituted Google's annual keynote into somethi...
10:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Department of Transportation bans e-cigarettes in checked baggage
Like the FDA, which recently decided to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products, the Department of Transportation has also decided to treat e-cigarettes like a fire hazard. The DOT issued a final ...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google isn't abandoning Hangouts for its new chat apps
The launch of Google's new chat apps Allo and Duo doesn't mean death for Hangouts. A spokesperson told Business Insider that the company is "continuing to invest in Hangouts" and t...
09:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Harvard engineers designed a 'soft wearable robot'
A team of engineers from Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have moved one step closer to a consumer version of a soft, assistive exosuit that could help pa...
08:23 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Tesla is selling $2 billion in stock to make the Model 3
When Tesla talked about its earnings in early May, one big question came up: just how will the company afford to make hundreds of thousands of Model 3s (over 373,000, at last count)? By raising a ton...
07:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Netflix launches Fast.com, a dead-simple speed test
For obvious reasons, Netflix is obsessed with the speed and quality of your internet connection. To help keep you up to date on how your connection is doing, it's launched Fast.com, a trademarked...
06:54 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google I/O schedule leaks info on Android apps for Chrome OS
It wasn't mentioned during today's keynote, but we're pretty sure you will hear about Google getting Android apps and the Play Store running on Chrome OS tomorrow. Confirmation has come...
06:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pay now works with your loyalty cards in the US
Samsung Pay can substitute for your credit and debit cards, but those probably aren't the only hunks of plastic you're looking to replace. What about the points program card for the grocery...
06:06 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Facebook launches interactive map for Live Video
Facebook's Live Video feature just got global thanks to an interactive map that's rolling out on the site. If you're looking for a stream from a random stranger you can either choose on...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google's extra-secure Allo chat uses familiar encryption tech
Does the extra-private messaging in Google's Allo seem familiar? Your eyes don't deceive you -- you really have seen it before. Open Whisper Systems has confirmed that Allo uses its Signal...
05:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Snapchat's content feed could go algorithmic
Snapchat's main content feed could soon get an algorithmic shakeup, Digiday reports. According to sources, Snapchat has been working on updates to its platform that would affect professional or b...
04:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google built a processor just for AI
Google is no stranger to building hardware for its data centers, but it's now going so far as to design its own processors. The internet giant has revealed the Tensor Processing Unit, a custom...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget GM is already testing self-driving Chevy Bolts
That didn't take long. Just weeks after GM bought Cruise Automation to give its self-driving car initiative a boost, the spy photographers at SpiedBilde have spotted multiple Chevy Bolts roaming...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Google I/O 2016 Edition
Google unleashed its 2016 developers conference on Mountain View, CA this morning. The company debuted a bunch of new products including its answer to Amazon's Alexa, dubbed Google Home; a new VR...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Everything's 'sweet' on Android N naming site
During its I/O keynote, Google announced that it would accept user ideas before announcing the official name for the upcoming Android N. The obvious front runners are foods like Nutella and nougat tha...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Everything is 'sweet' on Android N naming site
During its I/O keynote today, Google revealed that it would accept user ideas before deciding on the official name for the upcoming Android N. The obvious frontrunners are foods like Nutella and nouga...
03:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Yahoo Mail mobile apps get extra sharing and sync features
Yahoo continues to improve its Mail app for mobile devices. After adding support for Google Drive files and GIFs last month, the company is bringing more sharing and sync features to iOS and Android u...
03:17 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google Cast and Android TV are coming to even more screens
During today's I/O keynote Google just barely squeezed in some notes about Android TV. On stage, while the Cast feature/ecosystem took a starring a role in the new Home device while also expandin...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget New updates aim to make Android Pay a universal payment system
There's more to today's Android Pay announcements than just a long-awaited UK launch. Google doesn't want people to just think of Android Pay as a way to pay for things in stores with p...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Android Auto will soon run on your phone just like any other app
If you've been itchin' to take Android Auto for a spin, but don't own a car that's compatible with Google's software, you'll soon be in luck. The company announced at Goo...
02:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google Play is getting a dedicated VR section
Google is unpacking a lot of VR news at I/O today, and to make sure you can find that content easily, the company is making a dedicated section in the Play Store. That virtual reality hub will serve u...
02:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google's Daydream controller is a Wiimote for VR
Google's new VR platform, Daydream, wouldn't be complete without a sleek input system for its headsets and mobile devices. That's where this little white controller comes into play. At ...
02:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google gives devs more tools to build and maintain their apps
Google Analytics has been one of the most important tools for web developers since its launch a decade ago. Now, Google is hoping its Firebase service can do the same for Android, iOS and mobile web d...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Android Wear is getting a massive overhaul this fall
It's been over two years since Android Wear was introduced, but smartwatches are still very much an unproven commodity. But Google has been making plenty of tweaks and refinements to its watch-ba...
02:17 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google's new Android VR platform is called 'Daydream'
Google might be making waves with its low-cost Cardboard virtual reality system, but that was 2014. Daydream is now. Daydream is hardware and software baked into Android N: a headset that looks an awf...
02:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google wants to take the pain out of app installs
If you use a smartphone, you've surely gone through this experience: Someone shares something with you, or you click a link somewhere, and before you know it you're prompted to install an ap...
02:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google can help you avoid downloading apps you'll only use once
If you use a smartphone, you've surely gone through this experience: Someone shares something with you, or you click a link somewhere, and before you know it you're prompted to install an ap...
02:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google shows off its new 'Duo' video calling app at I/O
Google announced the upcoming release of its new video calling app at the I/O conference on Wednesday. Dubbed "Duo", this app will act as the video-based peanut butter to Allo's text me...
02:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google shows off its new 'Duo' video calling app
Google showed off a new video calling app today at its annual I/O developer conference. Dubbed "Duo," this app will be the companion to Allo, a Facebook Messenger-like app that Google also p...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google needs your help naming Android N
Nougat? Nerds? Necco wafers? Nonpareils? We'd argue none of these treats sound cool enough to grace the next version of Android, and it turns out Google is having a hard time picking too. That�...
01:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Android N gets a high-performance VR mode
Even the most stubborn fence-sitters have to admit it: Virtual reality is worming its way into our the fabric of our culture. Part of VR's growth is because we can now just strap phones to our fa...
01:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget The new Android N preview is more stable and updates itself
Google surprised us all with an Android N developer preview two months before we landed at I/O, and updated it with new performance-enhancing features just a few weeks back. Now, as revealed during th...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google Assistant will talk to your favorite services
Google Assistant won't just be helpful for talking to Google itself -- it'll tap into a wide array of services, too. The search firm has revealed that it's working on a "comprehen...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google's Allo puts AI in a messaging app
Google has introduced a new messaging app today called Allo. It's not a Hangouts replacement, but a completely standalone app that looks a little more like Facebook's Messenger. Indeed, it f...
01:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google debuts Assistant, a conversational AI helper
Say hello to Google Assistant, a more conversational spin on the company's existing mobile voice search capabilities. In many ways, it looks like the logical evolution of Google Now. By saying &q...
01:17 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google Home will take on Echo to be your at-home assistant
While the New York Times may have stolen some of the thunder yesterday, Google's answer to Amazon's smart speakers is now official. Announced at Google I/O, Home is the company's answer...
01:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Katamari Damacy's creator debuts Project Tango-powered AR game
The maniacal minds behind the cult console hit, Katamari Damacy, have unveiled their latest wacky work, an experimental open-world game powered by Google's Tango AR system called Woorld....
12:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Watch Google's I/O keynote right here, right now
Google's big I/O keynote kicks off at 1PM ET live from the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. We expect big news about Android N (including its actual, probably delicious, name)...
12:35 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget The FAA just tested an FBI drone-finding system at JFK
Airports are getting more worried about civilian drones wandering into commercial airspace. While the one that struck a plane at Heathrow last month didn't do damage, an unmanned aircraft could g...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google I/O kicks off at 1PM ET, follow our liveblog here!
Google I/O, the company's annual developer-focused conference, kicks off in just a few hours -- but at a much different venue than in years past. Instead of San Francisco's Moscone Center, w...
11:49 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Saab built a robot to stop underwater terrorist bombs
The US isn't just worried about terrorist bombings above-ground -- it's concerned about bombs below the waves, too. To that end, it's working with Saab on a remotely-controlled underwat...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget There's a new world record for solar cell efficiency
In a major leap for photovoltaics, scientists at the University of New South Wales in Australia announced that they've developed a solar cell array that's 34.5 percent efficient at convertin...
11:10 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget The Queen's Speech: What it means for technology
Another year, another Queen's Speech. In this hyper-traditional ritual, Her Royal Highness heads to the House of Lords to say a few words scripted by the current government. It is integral to the...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget 'Maize' mates first-person puzzle gaming with sentient corn
Game developers are no strangers to using wild concepts to catch your attention, but this one might just work. Finish Line Games has revealed Maize, a first-person puzzler that revolves around scienti...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Vevo revamp puts a personalized music video feed on your phone
If you're fond of gorging on music videos while you're waiting for the bus or lounging on the couch, Vevo has your back. It's launching redesigned Android and iOS apps that bring its mo...
10:44 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Charter will axe the Time Warner Cable brand
As of today, Charter officially owns both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks... and the newly expanded telecom giant isn't wasting much time making changes. A spokesman tells Bloomberg t...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Spaces proves Google still doesn't get social
Yesterday Google launched Spaces to help small groups work together with shared images, links, videos and, of course, text. It's tough not to compare the service to Pinterest or Facebook Groups (...
10:15 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Fitbit buys Coin to help with mobile payments
Fitbit is purchasing (almost all of) Coin, the payments startup that developed a universal credit card replacement. The world's biggest maker of wearable technology can now leverage Coin's k...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget PornHub wants to help you get fit
If there's one thing that PornHub is good at that doesn't involve a satisfying break from work, it's getting people to pay attention to its plans. The company's latest attempt to r...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget New phones let Japan's government secretly track its citizens
The Japan Times is reporting that local mobile network NTT DoCoMo is embracing government surveillance. The company launched five new smartphones on Tuesday that lets the authorities to track a user&#...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Mozilla fails to get the details on the FBI's malware hack
Mozilla has to take another approach if it wants to discover and fix the vulnerability feds exploited to infiltrate a child porn website. Washington US District Judge Robert Bryan has thrown out the o...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Science Spiderman would love and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A team of researchers from Boston University have figured out how to 3D print metals in a free-form style while Oxford University discovered that spider silk strands ca...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Britney's new mobile game offers a piece of the pop princess
First came Kim. Then came Katy. And now it's time for Britney, bitch. Vegas' pop-princess-in-residence is following in the digital footsteps of Kanye's notorious Instawife with a free-t...
08:28 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Tesla update helps users avoid self-parking mistakes
Tesla has issued an update for the "Summon" mode on its Model X and Model S vehicles, according to a Reddit user. The feature instructs your vehicle to autonomously park or come to you like ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Acura introduces a sleeker self-driving test car
As we creep ever closer to an autonomous-car future, one thing is for certain, most of the driverless cars we see being tested look hideous thanks to all the sensors strapped to the roof. Today Acura ...
07:30 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Pal smart strap turns your Pebble Time into a fitness tracker
The Pebble Time smartwatch (and Steel variant) launched with the promise of extended functionality via "smartstraps" connected to the magnetic charging port. So far, however, there are very ...
07:20 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Manchester police to give thousands of officers body cams
After conducting a prolonged, small-scale trial of body-worn cameras, Greater Manchester Police has announced plans to equip roughly 3,000 officers with the gizmos before the end of the year. The firs...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft ends Windows 7 updating pain with massive patch
You can still buy Windows 7, but installing it has become a giant pain thanks to the numerous updates and restarts necessary. Thankfully, Microsoft has finally done something about it by releasing a n...
06:34 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Gaze deep into the Milky Way from aboard the ISS
If you're one of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a typical day means you get to look out over the night sky 16 times in a 24 hour period. Of course, your perception of &quo...
06:09 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Nokia will return to mobile with Android phones and tablets
The Nokia brand will return to the smartphone market. Just as Microsoft announced it's offloading Nokia's old feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary and a mysterious Finnish company ...
05:16 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft sells Nokia's feature phone business to Foxconn
Microsoft has signed a deal with FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn to sell what used to be Nokia's old feature phone business. The outfit, that still produces low-end handsets like the 222 and ...
05:00 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Google launches Android Pay in the UK
As promised, Google has brought Android Pay to the UK. The app is now live in the Google Play Store, meaning anyone with a compatible credit or debit card can link their bank account and start making ...
04:18 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Fitbit's app auto-tracks activity on the Nexus 5X and 6P
With more and more smartphones now rocking motion co-processors, basic fitness activities can now be tracked without the need for a dedicated wearable. Fitbit brought such a feature to the iPhone 5S b...
03:35 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Some 'Warcraft' movie tickets include free 'World of Warcraft'
Following a similar business tactic that drug dealers have employed for ages, developer Blizzard is giving folks who check out the upcoming Warcraft movie a free, full, copy of World of Warcraft. That...
02:41 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Bezos confirms more brick-and-mortar Amazon stores
Amazon is building more brick-and-mortar stores and beefing up Prime membership perks, company CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed at the company's annual meeting for shareholders. At the moment, the mo...
01:29 am -04 - Wed, May 18, 2016
Engadget Device that makes surfaces smart reaches funding in an hour
The Knocki team's Kickstarter campaign was a huge success: they managed to raise $35,000 in just over an hour. They've even reached $136,000 as of this writing. What enticed people to put th...
11:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Publicly released OkCupid profiles taken down due to DMCA claim
A cache of 70,000 OkCupid profiles posted online in the name of scientific "research" last week has been taken down due to a copyright claim. The data was scraped from the dating site by Emi...
10:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget 'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' goes Super Saiyan later this year
Dragon Ball Xenoverse, the brawler that launched a thousand Dragon Ball Z OCs (original characters), is getting a sequel, and it's being shown off at E3 this June. Unsurprisingly, it's calle...
09:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Amazon is making an Alexa-powered tablet
Amazon is working on a new device imbued with Alexa's powers, according to The Wall Street Journal. It won't be yet another speaker, though: it's a device with a "tablet-like compu...
09:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget National Academy of Sciences finds GMOs to be 'safe'
The debate surrounding the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been raging for years and continues to do so. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has finally w...
08:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Live-action 'Tetris' film secures $80 million
The fact that filmmakers have their hearts set on bringing a movie based on Tetris to live isn't news. The fact that Threshold Entertainment has secured $80 million in funding for a hypothetical ...
08:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Netflix deal brings 'Narcos' to broadcast TV
Did you watch Netflix's Narcos and think it would be a perfect fit for TV? So did Univision. The Spanish-language broadcaster is forging a partnership with Netflix that will bring the first sea...
07:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: season finales, playoffs and 'Preacher'
We missed out on the series finale of longtime favorite Castle, but there are plenty of finales left this week. As the NBA and NHL playoffs grind on, Fear the Walking Dead, Fresh Off the Boat, NCIS, M...
07:06 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget NYT: Google's Echo competitor is called 'Home'
Google's answer to the Amazon Echo is named Google Home, according to The New York Times. Google Home, which was developed under the codename "Chirp," is a voice-powered assistant that ...
06:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget France's free coding school is coming to Silicon Valley
For 3 years, Paris residents wanting to learn programming have had access to 42, a school that offers a radical approach to technical education: there are no teachers, no lesson plans... and no tuitio...
06:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook shows its first video from its 360-degree camera rig
Facebook was quick to talk about being at the forefront of 360-degree video when it unveiled its Surround 360 rig, but how good is that massive 14-camera array, really? As of today, you can find out f...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Knight Foundation invests $60 million to protect digital free speech
It's getting tough to be a journalist these days with the First Amendment seemingly encroached from all sides. That's why the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is granting Columbia Univ...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Black and Decker's connected batteries tackle projects for $69
Back at CES, tool company Black and Decker unveiled its Smartech batteries that use an app to keep tabs on power levels and more. Just in time to help with those summer projects, the accessories are r...
05:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Researchers create mirror image of DNA-copying protein
Scientists at Tsinghua University in Beijing have created a mirror-image version of a protein responsible for two life-critical functions:, copying DNA and transcribing it into RNA. This is a crucial ...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Get ready for Android N, VR and more at Google I/O 2016
It's that time of year again. Google's about to give developers a serious show at I/O 2016, which this year is at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View (also known as Google's bac...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Tumblr rolls out 'GIF posts' for iOS users
Do you use Tumblr? Do you love GIFs? Do you also have an iPhone? Beginning today, you can start creating GIF posts via the official Tumblr app on iOS. ...
04:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget New York City rolls out its first WiFi-equipped buses
When New York City promised that its WiFi-packing buses would arrive sometime in the second or third quarter of this year, it was clearly being cautious -- the first wave of those buses is rolling out...
03:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Starz starts streaming on Android TV
ESPN isn't the only big broadcaster showing some affection for Android TV today. Starz has launched its streaming service on Google's big-screen platform, giving you access to Ash vs. Evil D...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Uber Trip Tracker lets you follow family members in real-time
Uber announced a helpful new update to its "Family Profiles" feature today. The new Trip Tracker automatically gives you a heads up when someone in your Family Profile hops in an Uber and al...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Art school grads use tech to tackle big issues
Brooklyn's Pratt Institute might be well known for its engineering and arts courses, but for students in its industrial design program, it's about more than just making something pretty and ...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Researchers create Rubik's cube-like touchscreen display
While modular smartphones like Fairphone or Google's Project Ara are still works-in-progress, a group of researchers from the University of Bristol's Interaction Group have designed a slick ...
02:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile's Binge On expands to 80 more video services
As of today, T-Mobile's Binge On service is expanding to include 80 different video streaming services. Starting today, users will be able to stream content from NBC, Univision, Google Play Music...
01:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget 'Forza' NASCAR expansion puts stock cars on the world stage
In an effort to bring even more racing action to Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 6 is adding NASCAR to its lineup of on-track offerings. With an expansion pack, the title gains 24 cars from the 2016 NASCAR...
01:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Symantec antivirus security flaw exposes Linux, Mac and Windows
Security holes in antivirus software are nothing new, but holes that exist across multiple platforms? That's rare... but it just happened. Google's Tavis Ormandy has discovered a vulnerabi...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Sony wants to push AIs to learn from their own experiences
Artificial intelligence is being put through rigorous training. Major technology companies like Microsoft, Google, IBM and Amazon have invested heavily in machine learning techniques that teach system...
12:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Google's gigapixel Art Camera captures the subtle details
The ability to browse a museum's library of art online isn't a recent development, but Google's Cultural Institute is improving that activity. The company built a camera specifically fo...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget NBA wants to help fans create basketball videos for YouTube
Some sports leagues clamp down on the use of game footage on YouTube and social channels while others embrace it. The NBA falls into that latter category and with the help of BroadbandTV, the league w...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget The best coffee maker
By Cale Guthrie WeissmanThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After putting in 41 hours to do research...
11:42 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Brain testing app will help diagnose mental health issues
Savonix is a company that claims to take the "analog processes" of cognitive assessment into the digital age. The firm is launching an iOS and Android app that, for the next six weeks, will ...
11:24 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Self-driving car pioneers bring their smarts to trucking
One of the minds at the heart of Google's self-driving car project has decided that his future lies beyond the search engine. Anthony Levandowski has teamed up with other big names in the world o...
11:08 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Jamstik smart guitar courtesy of Zivix!
If you've always wanted to learn guitar, but never seemed to make it past the first few bars of 'Stairway to Heaven', this week's giveaway could be of help. The Jamstik+ is a Bluet...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent launches a live video streaming platform
BitTorrent has launched a TV, mobile and desktop app that broadcasts live events, and true to BT's nature, it uses peer-to-peer technology. The product, aptly named "Live," livestreams ...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget WatchESPN brings live and on-demand sports to Android TV
ESPN's streaming app is already available on a number of streaming gadgets and mobile devices, and now you can watch it on Android TV. WatchESPN's live and on-demand content is now available...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget IBM's optical storage is 50 times faster than flash
Flash storage is too slow for your device's main memory, but RAM is expensive and volatile. Thanks to a breakthrough from IBM, phase-change memory (PCM) might one day replace them both. The cryst...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget The 'smoothing beautifier' will make your 3D prints less ugly
Sculpteo, the Paris-based company that does cloud-based 3D printing for consumers and companies like Staples, has launched a process that results in more finished-looking objects. Called the "smo...
09:50 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget UK government sets new target for superfast broadband rollout
The government has today committed to a new target in its state-subsidised broadband program, aiming to deliver "superfast" internet to 97 percent of homes and businesses before the end of 2...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Amazon gives Alexa more control of your Fire TV
Amazon's virtual assistant was already hard at work helping with tasks via its Echo speakers and Fire TV, but now Alexa is getting more control of your television. The online retailer announced t...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Pill-sized robot cleans your innards and much more
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT created an origami robot made of pig intestine that researchers have big plans for. Meanwhile on the Kickstarter circuit, someone made an art display that can auton...
09:10 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's Ansel game camera placed me in 'The Witcher 3' with VR
Geralt of Rivia, the grizzled silver-haired hero of The Witcher 3, was in front of me, sitting atop his trusty steed. Around me, the remnants of a bloody battle. Trees dotted the clearing I was standi...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Nest's thermostat now talks to WeMo smart home switches
Want Nest's smart thermostat to do a lot more than change the temperature when you're out? Belkin is about to make your day. The gadget maker has introduced Works with Nest support to its ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 is a PC gamer's dream
It's never been a better time to be a PC gamer. Hardware is getting both cheaper and more powerful, most big-budget console games are making it to PCs (where they also look better), and the rise ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Gesture control is coming to phone-based VR
Right now, gesture control in virtual reality typically requires an expensive PC and specialized sensors. But what if you can only afford (or simply prefer) VR on your phone? Don't worry, you&#...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Who needs a smart tampon when you have common sense?
I wasn't surprised two weeks ago when I was invited to see an early demo of a so-called smart tampon. I am, after all, one of few women who write for Engadget. Indeed, as I would later find out, ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 is the GPU upgrade you've been waiting for
It's never been a better time to be a PC gamer. Hardware is getting both cheaper and more powerful, most big-budget console games are making it to PCs (where they also look better), and the rise ...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget OnePlus 3's official render could be a decoy
This morning, a render of the much anticipated OnePlus 3 flagship phone (pictured left) has been making the rounds on the internet. We can confirm that this "leak" is legit as we also got it...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget SoundHound adds voice search to its music discovery app
Last June, SoundHound revealed its plan to provide answers to more than just your music queries. It did just that with a universal search app called Hound, software with a feature that aimed to take o...
07:55 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget BBC cuts Food and Newsbeat sites to save 15 million
The BBC has announced plans to close a string of sites and services including BBC Food, which hosts more than 11,000 recipes. The decision, which has triggered a large public outcry, is part of the br...
07:23 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget 3D printer uses lasers to create metallic objects in midair
This Harvard-made 3D printer can create complex metallic objects other printers can't. See, instead of spitting out one layer over another, the machine was designed to ooze out metal that immedia...
06:22 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Motorola just announced two new Moto Gs
Motorola has just announced a pair of phones: The Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus. Both phones share the same basic design with a larger 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 617 processor and a 3,000mAh ...
06:22 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Motorola just announced three new Moto Gs
Motorola has just announced a new generation of perhaps our favorite budget smartphone. Presenting the Moto G4, the Moto G4 Plus and the Moto G4 Play. It's a confusing lineup, with the G4 and G4 ...
06:10 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Windows 10's next update will double the number of Start menu ads
Microsoft is going to double the number of promoted apps in folds into the Start menu when it launches its Anniversary Update for Windows 10. Revealed at the WinHEC conference last week, the typical s...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Amazon opens up its product recommendation tech to all
For a company like Amazon, product recommendations are hugely important. They can be the difference between a one-off order and an unexpected spending spree. The company has spent years adapting its a...
03:50 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget Sony's XA Ultra takes 16-megapixel stabilized selfies
Sony said in February that its mid-range Xperia X smartphone lineup would be camera-centric, and with the Xperia XA Ultra, it's making good on that claim. The 6-inch device has a 21.5-megapixel E...
02:40 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget AI can recreate Nobel-Prize winning experiments
We've seen how artificial intelligence has made quantum experimentation easier, and now machine learning is being implemented in other areas of scientific experimentation. A team of researchers f...
01:31 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget NASA shows a typical day on the ISS via Snapchat
NASA hasn't exactly been secretive when it comes to activities aboard the space station, but seeing astronauts living the dream is something else. To celebrate the ISS' 100,000th orbit aroun...
12:28 am -04 - Tue, May 17, 2016
Engadget GarageBand goes to China with new instruments and Live Loops
If you're looking to bring some new voices to the music you make in GarageBand, Apple's got you covered. The company has recently added a slew of Chinese instruments including the pipa and e...
11:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget 'Pokemon Go' field test signups are now live
Pokemon Go, the mobile app that allows users to travel the globe on their own Pokemon journey, is finally open for registration for United States users. Niantic Labs' field test is available to s...
11:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Twitter starts testing Periscope button for Android
A very small fraction of Android users might notice a new button in their Twitter app. According to The Verge, the the company has added a "go live" button that users can see when they compo...
09:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Researchers develop 'liquid wire' that acts like spider silk
The properties of spider silk that make it so intriguing are also what makes it so difficult to recreate in a lab, but a team of researchers now believes they have cracked one puzzle about spider silk...
08:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Google's neural network is now writing sappy poetry
After binge reading romance novels for the past few months, Google's neural network is suddenly turning into the kid from English Lit 101 class. The reading assignment was part of Google's p...
07:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Oculus is helping students and nonprofits create VR content
There's no doubting the ability of VR to create immersive experiences for gaming and other forms of entertainment. However, Oculus wants to make sure nonprofit organizations and students have the...
07:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Google slips ads into its image search results
Google is going to extra lengths to make sure that you see its shopping links. The internet firm is introducing Shopping ads to image search results -- look for pictures of a nice couch and you may s...
06:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will free up 1 million Xbox gamertags this week
Have you been coveting an Xbox Live gamertag that someone else happened to nab before you years ago? You may well be able to claim it yet as of May 18th, when Microsoft plans to release a million diff...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget YouTube for iOS now works with Google's Cardboard headset
You no longer have to pick up an Android phone to watch YouTube videos with a Google Cardboard headset. YouTube has updated its iOS app to introduce Cardboard support, so you can watch any clip (not ...
06:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Twitter appoints BET CEO Debra Lee to Board of Directors
Following through on an earlier promise to diversify the company and better reflect its user base, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced today that BET CEO and Chairwoman Debra Lee will join the company&#...
05:47 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget MTV's first original Snapchat Discover show is all about sex
You'd think that MTV would have been quick to produce original shows for Snapchat's Discover portal (to be where the young people are), but nope -- it's only just getting to that now. ...
05:27 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Google dolls up its data centers with a mural project
Google's data centers are massive buildings nestled in cities around the world, and most of them are fairly drab from the outside. After all, it's what's inside that counts. However, Go...
05:03 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget iTunes update delivers 'simpler design' with modest changes
Apple is still trying to figure out how to improve the usability of iTunes. Today, the company released an update that tweaked the interface a bit, adding a sidebar and media selection tool that make ...
04:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Walmart Pay launches across Texas and Arkansas today
Walmart's mobile payment service is beginning a massive rollout today, with Walmart Pay launching at around 600 stores across Texas and Arkansas....
04:19 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Disney puts all of its movie VR experiences in a single app
If you've got a VR headset, you've probably noticed that finding compelling virtual experiences isn't as easy as it could be. Disney is hoping to fix that, at least for its own properti...
03:53 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Report: Twitter won't count links, photos in 140-character limit
According to Bloomberg, Twitter is prepping an update to its service that will keep photos and links from counting against the 140-character limit of a post. Currently the URL that points to images an...
03:37 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Waze begins testing new carpooling service in the Bay Area
Google-owned navigation app Waze is bringing their carpool pilot program stateside. The company will test the new Waze Rider app with 25,000 employees at select Bay Area companies who will be able to ...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget The glorious gore of 'Doom' chainsaw kills
The new Doom is buttery, plain and simple -- no other word captures the ridiculous smoothness imbued in the game's mechanics. As he traverses Hell on Mars, the protagonist moves at a constant spr...
02:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Mr. Robot season 2 trailer makes us giddy for revolution
After last year's surprising (but not completely unexpected) Mr. Robot season finale, hacker Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) and the fsociety are back. But, if you're hoping the season two trai...
02:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget 'Mr. Robot' season 2 trailer makes us giddy for revolution
After last year's surprising (but not completely unexpected) Mr. Robot season finale, hacker Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) and the fsociety are back. But, if you're hoping the season two trai...
02:24 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Fresh crowdfunding rules give you a bigger stake in startups
If you've ever wanted to support a young company beyond pledging money toward its products, it's time to act. After years of waiting, the US has enacted new rules that make it much easier t...
01:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget The Intercept is opening up access to the Snowden archive
Nearly three years after Edward Snowden first exposed the NSA's PRISM electronic data mining program, and his trusted journalist partners are finally ready to bring even more of those documents o...
01:13 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget YouTube, celebrity and a passion for destruction
A few sites on the internet are so vast and multifaceted that in some ways, they are the internet. Facebook is one, of course. YouTube, with its millions of videos uploaded every single day, is anothe...
12:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Fitbit's lead in the wearable world shrinks due to newcomers
Fitbit has ruled the wearable roost for a while, but it's clear that the activity tracker maker can't become complacent. IDC has released estimates which show that Fitbit lost a significant...
12:24 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget 'Yo-Kai Watch 2' invades the US this September
Yo-Kai Watch 2 is on the horizon, and it's headed to the US this September, with a second season of the anime series to follow. Originally launched last November for western audiences, the 3DS ti...
12:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget British YouTubers jailed for faking an art gallery heist
Four members of the YouTube channel Trollstation have been jailed staging hoax raids on two prestigious London galleries. The group pleaded guilty to two counts of using threatening words or behaviour...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Top soccer club FC Schalke 04 signs 'League of Legends' team
When West Ham United and VfL Wolfsburg signed their first eSports players, they were surprising but understandable deals. After all, both clubs were supporting FIFA -- a video game franchise that ties...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Tesla accused of exploiting cheap labor to make its factories
Tesla may pride itself on making the world a better place through eco-friendly electric cars, but it's not immune to ethical concerns. Mercury News has discovered that at least one of Tesla'...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Tesla accused of exploiting cheap labor to make its factories (updated)
Tesla may pride itself on making the world a better place through eco-friendly electric cars, but it's not immune to ethical concerns. Mercury News has discovered that at least one of Tesla'...
11:23 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Google Spaces helps you share things with small groups
Apparently, Google+ refocusing on communities just wasn't enough. Google has introduced Spaces, an app for Android, iOS and the web that's designed solely for sharing experiences in small g...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Razer's first US retail store is also an arcade
Console gaming killed the American arcade, but it's possible that PC gaming might be responsible for the resurrection. Razer is opening its first US-based retail store in San Francisco but it sou...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget The Nura headphones craft the perfect audio for your ear
Any time you buy a new pair of headphones you probably spend a bit of time tweaking their fit and feel for the best listening experience. That can mean adjusting the headband or swapping out the earbu...
10:10 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Doctors perform first penis transplant in the US
Thomas Manning from Halifax, Massachusetts lost most of his penis to a rare form of cancer in 2012. He likely never imagined he'd gain the organ back, but the 64-year-old bank courier has become ...
09:41 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget 3D-printed hair leads to fuzzy machines and sticky blocks
A while back, MIT researchers found a way to easily create 3D-printed hair: smart software can create thousands of tiny polymer strands (smaller than 100 microns, if you want) that give objects a fuzz...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget New form of light could make fiber optics more secure
When light hits your eyeball, the spinning photons actually twist it (infinitesimally). The force of that spin, known as angular momentum, has always been thought to be a direct multiple of a quantum ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Meizu hopes Indiegogo can fund its first US product
Meizu is a company most Americans likely haven't heard of. But it's actually one of the largest consumer electronic brands in China, having sold over 20 million smartphones last year. Its la...
08:01 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Raspberry Pi Zero gains camera support, keeps the $5 price
When the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the credit-card sized Zero, it stressed that the DIY computing board would not be as capable as the rest of the Pi family. But if there's one thing we�...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Garmin's new fitness tracker is a more accurate Vivosmart HR
Garmin's been busy introducing a raft of new wearables in recent weeks. First, it was the Approach X40, then the Vivomove and, most recently, the Forerunner 735XT. Each one is geared toward diffe...
06:26 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget LG converts its smaller, crazier projects into startups
For every idea a big corporation decides to show to the public, there are thousands sat in a vault down in its R&amp;D labs. LG is the latest to decide that it might be worth trying to spin a prof...
05:40 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget French anti-racism groups target Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Twitter, YouTube and Facebook will face legal complaints from three anti-racism groups in France, according to Le Monde. The French Jewish student union (UEJF), SOS Racisme and SOS Homophobie claim th...
04:15 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass
Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more ins...
02:02 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Nintendo is thinking about getting (back) into the movie business
As Nintendo continues to stretch beyond gaming for new money-making opportunities, it might get into the movie biz. According to Nintendo spokesman Maokoto Wakae, details are undecided, but the result...
01:36 am -04 - Mon, May 16, 2016
Engadget Google Play makes it easier to test Android apps
It's not too hard to beta test an Android app, but the process still tends to involve jumping through a few hoops. You might need to visit the developer's website, for instance, or join a c...
11:43 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Linksys will let you use open router code under new FCC rules
While the FCC's imminent rules for wireless device interference are supposed to allow hackable WiFi routers, not every router maker sees it that way. TP-Link, for instance, is blocking open sour...
10:17 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget ESL gives eSports an official oversight body
While eSports is now a big money-maker, it's still wildly inconsistent at times: rules, prizes and schedules can vary from league to league. The Electronic Sports League thinks the industry can ...
09:15 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Chrome will downplay Flash as soon as this fall
We've come a long, long way from the time when Google was praising Adobe Flash as if it were a cornerstone of the internet. The internet firm has quietly proposed an "HTML5 by Default"...
09:15 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Chrome will make Flash player a last resort soon as fall
We've come a long, long way from the time when Google was praising Adobe Flash as if it were a cornerstone of the internet. The internet firm has quietly proposed an "HTML5 by Default" ...
09:15 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Chrome will make Flash player a last resort as soon as fall
We've come a long, long way from the time when Google was praising Adobe Flash as if it were a cornerstone of the internet. The internet firm has quietly proposed an "HTML5 by Default" ...
08:04 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget John McAfee claims to have cracked secure WhatsApp messages
John McAfee is already many things -- entrepreneur, presidential hopeful, alleged criminal. However, you might have to add one more item to that list: the co-discoverer of a potentially major Android...
08:04 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget John McAfee claims to have cracked secure WhatsApp messages (update: probably not)
John McAfee is already many things -- entrepreneur, presidential hopeful, alleged criminal. However, you might have to add one more item to that list: the co-discoverer of a potentially major Android ...
08:04 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget John McAfee claims he can read encrypted messages on Android (updated)
John McAfee is already many things -- entrepreneur, presidential hopeful, alleged criminal. However, you might have to add one more item to that list: the co-discoverer of a potentially major Android ...
06:28 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Amazon will sell its own food brands to Prime members
Amazon is no stranger to selling self-branded goods, whether they're tablets, USB cables or baby wipes. However, it's reportedly close to venturing into uncharted territory: food. Wall Str...
05:33 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Facebook meets Glenn Beck and other conservatives this week
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg talked about meeting leading conservatives to explain the social network's trending topics selection, and it's clear that he's not wasting any time while...
04:04 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Google reportedly faces a record antitrust fine in Europe
It's growing increasingly likely that Google will face European Union fines for allegedly abusing its dominance of internet search, but just how big will the penalty be? Huge, if you ask the Tel...
02:32 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Acer will help Starbreeze make its VR headset
Starbreeze may be comparatively new to virtual reality headsets (and hardware in general), but it's getting some big allies in its corner. The Payday 2 game studio has revealed that Acer will hel...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget These Japanese smartglasses are trying to teach me zen
I'm on the subway, my head tilted downward to face my phone. I blink five times, I put my hand on my tummy to "feel" my breathing. To casual onlookers, I look suspicious as hell (or abo...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Buyer's remorse
You can't always get what you want, even if you pay good money for it. Disney has decided to drop its Infinity franchise and the studio that developed it. A judge ordered Lyft to double its class...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Hyperloop One's public test, and more!
The Hyperloop promises to one day transport passengers at blazing speeds -- and the technology just took a big step forward. This week Hyperloop One launched a cart from 0 to 166 miles per hour in 1.1...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Watch Autoblog take a ride in the vomit comet
For our 200th episode, we wanted to send host Jonathon Buckley where no Translogic host had gone before. And while it isn't technically the final frontier, a Zero-G flight and astronaut training ...
02:44 am -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Samsung smartwatch concept projects an interface on your hand
Smartwatch makers have tried a few ways to overcome the limitations of a tiny wrist-worn screen, such as gestures, pressure sensitivty or voice commands. Samsung thinks there might be a better way, t...
02:44 am -04 - Sun, May 15, 2016
Engadget Samsung smartwatch concept turns your hand into a display
Smartwatch makers have tried a few ways to overcome the limitations of a tiny wrist-worn screen, such as gestures, pressure sensitivty or voice commands. Samsung thinks there might be a better way, th...
11:11 pm -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget Software predicts the lifespans of machines by 'cloning' them
In some cases, machine breakdowns are more than just inconveniences -- in the military, they can spell disaster on the battlefield. Software is quickly eliminating those rude surprises, however. NAS...
09:37 pm -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget 'Battlefield 1' breakdown reveals a close attention to history
Video games play fast and loose with realism by definition, but authenticity still matters to some degree After all, it's hard to enjoy a history-focused game if there are obvious factual errors....
08:04 pm -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget HDHomeRun is ready to make your Android TV a DVR
When SiliconDust announced its DIY DVR project a year ago, recording your shows meant building a PC dedicated to the task, or hooking up network storage. Now it's testing out HDHomeRun Record for...
06:32 pm -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget Data breaches and spying fears are keeping people offline
Have countless data breaches and unfettered government surveillance left you nervous about doing things online? You're definitely not alone. The US National Telecommunications and Information A...
05:03 pm -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget Watch a 450-year-old supernova continue to bloom
Back in 1572, a white dwarf's explosion shone brightly on the sky. It was visible to the naked eye, and astronomers like Tycho Brahe were able to monitor the event despite not having the equipmen...
03:29 pm -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget EU agreement lets travelers watch Netflix like they're at home
Most streaming services aren't very useful when you leave your home country. If you don't lose access entirely, you'll probably be forced to look at unfamiliar content and equally unfa...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's portable Atari 2600
Ben completes the Portable Atari 2600 while wrestling with the trials of laser cutting and 3D printing. Why won't everything fit just right? Ah well, nothing a bit of soldering can't fix!...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget An instant camera with a modern take on retro photography
At a time when digital memories are a swipe away, instant film photography can feel tedious. But Impossible Project's I-1 camera makes the old school format feel new again. For its first instant ...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget Six smog-eating designs that purify the air
By Cat DiStasioAir pollution is a huge problem in cities around the globe. The widespread burning of fossil fuels combined with the destruction of air-cleaning forests results in dense concentrations ...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Snowden on the untapped power of the press
Snowden Interview:Why the Media Isn'tDoing its JobEmily Bell,Columbia JournalismReviewNSA whistleblower Edward Snowden sat down with the Columbia Journalism Review (virtually, of course) to discu...
07:29 am -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget The White House wants to study the Earth's microbes
The president proved that he has big scientific dreams when he announced a new effort to find a cure for cancer. Now, the White House has launched yet another ambitious project called the National Mic...
04:27 am -04 - Sat, May 14, 2016
Engadget Blizzard will permaban 'Overwatch' cheaters
Overwatch's massively popular beta might be over, but the game's cadre of developers at Blizzard are already making plans of how to deal with cheaters ahead of launch: Banning them. Permanen...
11:59 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Periscope users can start broadcasting from DJI drones
Periscope users can now stream videos taken by compatible DJI drones. The video streaming team introduced the feature a few days ago, and it's now out on iTunes as part of the app's latest u...
11:27 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget The sun sets on Xbox's 'Project Spark' game creation tool
Starting today, Project Spark, Microsoft's quirky game creation game, is no longer for sale. And come August 12th, the servers will be shut down, Thomas Gratz of developer Team Dakota writes. As ...
11:11 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget $60 gets you 6GB of mobile data on Verizon pre-paid plans
Verizon is bumping its pre-paid data allotments up. Folks on the $45, 1GB month-to-month plan will have an additional 2GB of mobile data available at their fingertips come May 15th, and the $60 plan j...
10:54 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget NASA is funding a deep sleep chamber and other crazy concepts
NASA is setting aside money to fund the most ambitious and odd-but-interesting projects that made it through NIAC's first phase. NIAC or NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) is the agency...
10:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Scientists release personal data for 70,000 OkCupid profiles
A group of Danish researchers scraped data from 70,000 OkCupid profiles, packaged it in a data set, and released it on the internet. While the profiles are technically public, collecting personal info...
10:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Scientists release personal data for 70,000 OkCupid profiles (updated)
A group of Danish researchers scraped data from 70,000 OkCupid profiles, packaged it in a data set, and released it on the internet. While the profiles are technically public, collecting personal info...
10:11 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget The Weather Channel's odd local news service is coming to iOS and Android
The Weather Channel is a shining example of cable TV's heyday -- but it's become increasingly irrelevant with the rise of the internet and smartphones. The company started working to get mor...
09:48 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Xbox One backward compatibility supports multi-disc games
Xbox has rolled out backward compatibility support for games that span multiple discs, starting with Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut. This means players can look forward to even more cla...
09:27 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Arizona governor sticks up for Airbnb in new law
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed SB 1350 today, which will prevent cities in the state from banning short-term rental services like Airbnb or HoweAway. According to an earlier report from Forbes, Go...
08:56 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Apple says a bug in iTunes might be deleting user's libraries
Last week, a blog post by a designer named James Pinkstone made the rounds; in it, the writer claimed that Apple Music and iTunes teamed up to delete his 122GB of local music files and basically cause...
08:10 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget The good and bad sides of Apple's classroom hardware initiative
In late 2014, Apple announced that it would donate iPads, Macs and Apple TVs to 114 "underserved" schools as a way of getting more technology in the hands of those who don't have as muc...
07:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Scientists held a secret meeting to debate creating synthetic human genes
On Tuesday, about 150 scientists, lawyers and entrepreneurs gathered at Harvard Medical School to discuss a future project to improve techniques to synthesize human DNA from chemicals. But they held t...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Google's iOS keyboard is the GIF and emoji app of my dreams
I just deleted the Giphy app from my iPhone. This is notable because I adore GIFs. I find a deep, slightly perverse, pleasure in sending texts full of those little moving pictures to my loved ones, an...
05:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Atari has 'Missile Command' and 'Centipede' movies in the works
Atari just won't give up the dream of bringing its iconic gaming properties to the big screen. Back in 2010 we heard the company was shopping a Missile Command movie around Hollywood. It even set...
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget ISIS releases learning app to teach kids about tanks and rockets
A new Android app from the tech-savvy extremist group ISIS hopes to help out busy ISIS parents by teaching their kids to read and militarizing them at the same time. The app, called Huroof, was releas...
04:16 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Where the candidates stand on cyber issues
It's a little difficult to nail down the US presidential candidates on cybersecurity. That's probably because none of the candidates actually has a cybersecurity plan.What little the candida...
03:18 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Brave browser now blocks scripts and ads on the desktop
Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's privacy-focused, ad-blocking browser has been quietly rolling out new features for desktop. What sets Brave apart from other browsers and ad blockers, was Eich&#...
02:52 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Program Amazon's new Dash button for tasks, not products
I have a trio of Amazon Dash buttons scattered around my house to lend a hand when I run low on flushable wipes, whey protein powder and dish soap. There's really no downside to trying them out, ...
02:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Windows phones will finally let you log-in with a fingerprint
We've know for a while now that Windows 10 would support for alternative log-in options like fingerprint, facial and iris recognition. Thanks to Windows Hello, unlocking a phone with facial recog...
01:50 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Alien sex tapes, robot rape and the evolution of consent
A little over a week ago Engadget's EIC and I had dinner with a couple of friends at a Chinatown Thai restaurant in L.A. As I sipped on a Singha Slurpee, our dinner companions, Claire Evans and J...
01:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget ABC's 'Nashville' VR specials will be a last hurrah for the show
There was sad news for fans of ABC's country music drama Nashville this week. The network announced that the show was being cancelled at the end of season 4, which is currently airing. That revel...
12:54 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget NASA upgrades 'Snow White' to our system's third-largest dwarf planet
Meet 2007 OR10: "the largest unnamed world in our solar system," according to NASA. At 955 miles in diameter, the dwarf planet is about two-thirds the size of Pluto, and is believed to have ...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is like a Surface with a business twist
Imagine the unholy union of Microsoft's Surface lineup and the iconic Thinkpad, and you have the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It's not Lenovo's first Surface clone -- that would be the cheaper a...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget The best $1,000 projector
By Chris Heinonen This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.The BenQ HT2050 is the best $1,000 projector for those ...
11:36 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Everything you love will die, especially in tech
A little over a year ago, Microsoft bought beloved calendar app Sunrise. For the past 14 months or so, things have been more or less business as usual... at least for customers. But this week, the oth...
10:46 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Sprint's Better Choice XXL plan includes a year of Amazon Prime
An Amazon Prime membership will cost you $99 a year, but Sprint is tacking on the two-day shipping subscription for free. Starting today, the carrier is giving new and existing customers who choose it...
10:35 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget E-book sales in the UK decline for the first time
There's something to be said about a printed book. It's easy to read outdoors, you can lend it to a friend and, unlike a top-end Kindle, it doesn't spell disaster if you lose it. E-read...
10:25 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Apple's bet on Uber's Chinese rival makes plenty of sense
Early this morning, Apple announced it's spending $1 billion for a stake in the Chinese Uber-like ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, purportedly for "strategic reasons." But what is Did...
09:53 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget YouTube will offer classic NFL games as part of a new deal
The National Football League and YouTube have expanded a deal that allows the site to play previews, highlights and recaps. In 2016, YouTube will not only carry more content and expand its search opti...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Hyundai is working on a real-life 'Aliens' exoskeleton
Lots of companies are working on exoskeleton suits, but most are designed to slightly increase your lifting capacity, prevent injuries or help you empathize. Not Hyundai, though -- the South Korean au...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Smart surfboard, robot hand that can learn and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A University of Washington robot hand has an algorithm in it that knows what works and what doesn't when handling things, and can improve itself over time. Samsung...
08:39 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Brits can get Amazon Prime for 59 this weekend
If you've been weighing up an Amazon Prime subscription, now might be a good time to take the plunge. The Jeff Bezos empire has slashed the price of a one-year plan to &pound;59, down from th...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Chemicals in our breath can reveal how we feel about movies
The air inside movie theaters apparently reek of popcorn and suspense, though our noses can't exactly smell the latter. According to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and th...
08:01 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget NASA spacecraft record magnetic explosions above Earth
Space might look like a sprawling, inky abyss, but invisible to the human eye is a wealth of magnetic activity. Earth has a magnetic field called the magnetosphere, which is frequently buffeted by sol...
07:45 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Put your name down for London's driverless pod trials
Driverless pods are headed to the London borough of Greenwich, and the public is invited to sit inside and experience the technology first hand. The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) opened sign-ups...
07:12 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook hires U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal
Facebook is expanding its legal team -- perhaps just in time -- and its newest hire comes from behind the bench. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal will join the company in late June as its Deputy Gene...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget LA cops aren't ready to switch to Teslas
After using two Tesla Model S cars as police cruisers for a year, the LAPD has reached a verdict. It's not ready to transition to an all-electric fleet just yet, but it's not closing its doo...
04:46 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget 'Android VR' confirmed by Google developer site
It looks nearly certain that Google will launch an Android-powered VR headset that works without a phone or PC. Android Police spotted an "Android VR" placeholder in Google's Play Devel...
03:39 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Google is hiring autonomous car testers in Arizona
If you're in Arizona, Google is hiring for a gig that could be a good alternative to doing Uber. The job entails test driving an autonomous car around the state for $20 an hour, six to eight hour...
01:53 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' open beta pulls in over 9 million players
It's a good time for Blizzard Entertainment right now, as the company celebrates over 9.7 million players having played team-based shooter Overwatch. During the Open Beta across Xbox One, PlaySta...
12:57 am -04 - Fri, May 13, 2016
Engadget Sega is 'investigating' a 'Shenmue' HD remaster
Shenmue fans may have some significant announcements to look forward to from Sega if all goes well. The company, when responding to a recent fan question about possible HD remasters of the Dreamcast&#...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Tinder user kidnapped and beaten by a man she met via the app
A Kansas Tinder user was recently kidnapped, beaten and held against her will for six days by a man she met via the app. Shane Steven Allen faces one charge of kidnapping and four of aggravated batter...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Tinder user kidnapped and beaten by a man she met through the app
A Kansas Tinder user was recently kidnapped, beaten and held against her will for six days by a man she met through the app. Shane Steven Allen faces one charge of kidnapping and four more for aggrava...
11:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget MIT's tiny robot operates on your stomach from the inside
Imagine this: you accidentally swallowed a battery (!), and to get it out, you need to take a pill that turns into a robot. Researchers from MIT, the University of Sheffield and the Tokyo Institute of...
10:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi
In a bid to better understand China, Apple has announced a $1 billion investment in Chinese Uber-like service, Didi Chuxing. The country's homegrown ride-hailing service already has plenty of cas...
09:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg chimes in on Facebook's trending topics
The swirling debate over how Facebook chooses stories for its trending topics section -- and whether it is muffling stories from politically conservative sources -- refuses to go away, and now the com...
08:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Disney Research uses RFID tags for low-cost interactive games
Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a way to use RFID tags to make interactive games and controllers so cheap, they're "essentially disposable." Their system c...
07:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Billboard for fake funeral home urges drivers to text
A billboard with the unusual message of encouraging texting while driving was showcased this week along the the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, Ontario. The ad, which says it's for the Wathan Fun...
06:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Google makes its most powerful language parser open source
The days of us communicating with our computers by using our fingers are nearing an end. Google announced on Thursday that it is releasing its language parsing neural network framework, SyntaxNet, as ...
06:04 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Viacom Labs' first projects focus on boosting fan interaction
Lots of brands have R&amp;D labs these days to try out concepts and strategies, like Sony's Future Lab that gets user input on product prototypes. Programming titan Viacom is no exception, wi...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget 'Call of Duty' publisher brings esports to Facebook Live
Activision Blizzard is set to conquer a new frontier: Facebook's live video feature. The world's largest video game publisher announced improvements it plans to implement to its various espo...
05:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget B&O Play speakers add Google Cast for wireless audio
Google Cast for audio is a standard feature on most new wireless speakers these days, and Bang &amp; Olufsen is making sure its B&amp;O Play customers can use that tool as well. The company an...
04:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Get your hands on 'Monster Hunter Generations' on July 15th
Monster Hunter Generations lands in North America and Europe on July 15th, specifically for the 3DS. Plus, Nintendo is launching two limited edition, Generations-branded 3DS XL handhelds, one for each...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save over $200 on a 60-inch Vizio LED TV
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...
04:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Some Euro 2016 soccer games will be shot in virtual reality
The Union of European Football Association, more commonly known as UEFA, has revealed that it will be filming matches in virtual reality at the Euro 2016 Finals. The tournament, which takes places in ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness: Tech conferences, part two
The longer a trade show goes on, the more potential there is for epic disaster. As the Bambu team continues to try and make contacts, the distractions begin to pile up and cash runs low. When Dan dips...
03:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Humans keep Facebook's trending topics 'relevant'
Facebook's news operation depends on a team of human editors filtering through trending stories surfaced by its news algorithms, internal documents leaked to the Guardian show. The leak comes as ...
03:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget BMW's autonomous luxury car will launch in 2021
During a shareholder meeting, BMW CEO Harald Krueger dropped some news about an upcoming autonomous car based on the already futuristic i8. The electric vehicle will be called the i Next and will laun...
02:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Mozilla demands details on the FBI's malware hack
The team behind Firefox is wading into a contentious battle involving the FBI, the dark web and some location-tracking malware. While Mozilla's chief legal officer Denelle Dixon-Thayer is careful...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Walmart tests two-day shipping to compete with Amazon Prime (update)
A key advantage Amazon has over other online retailers is the free two-day shipping that its Prime subscription offers. According to The Wall Street Journal, shopping giant Walmart wants in on the e-c...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Walmart tests two-day shipping to compete with Amazon Prime (updated)
A key advantage that Amazon has over other online retailers is the free two-day shipping included with a Prime subscription. According to The Wall Street Journal, retail giant Walmart wants in on the ...
02:09 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget TripIt puts travel on your wrist with Android Wear app
TripIt's already given its mobile app a sleek overhaul for Apple's iOS and now it's Android's turn. The travel app's been updated to give users of Google-powered devices, incl...
01:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Disney's remote control robots move just like people
Imagine walking into a Disney theme park and being greeted by Mike from Monsters Inc. A life-size Mike, perfectly spherically-proportioned on those spindly legs. Fitting a human into a costume like th...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget British young offenders who brag online could see tougher sentences
The Sentencing Council for England and Wales today proposed an expanded set of guidelines that courts would have to follow when sentencing young offenders aged 10 to 17. Importantly, for the first tim...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget It's no surprise that Disney shut down its gaming division
No one should have been surprised by Disney's announcement that it would cancel the Disney Infinity series and shut down its video game business. However, when the news went live, Twitter immedia...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget IBM developed a 'magic bullet' to combat viral infections
IBM Research and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore have created a new chemical "macromolecule" that could aid in the fight against a wide range of viral d...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Evernote adds image previews and search for Google Drive files
For many, Evernote is a useful productivity tool for notes, lists and more. Today, the company announced integration with Google Drive that allows you to drop in files instead of simply linking to the...
11:34 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget New DIY wearable teaches kids to code and be active
The Mover Kit aims to combine the fun of wearable tech for kids with important programming tools that'll help them later in life. It also has rainbow lights that you can program to flicker whenev...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Paris looks to Instagrammers to boost city museum visits
Maybe you've heard of the term 'influencer.' It's the moniker marketers have given to the heavy hitters of social media with their considerable follower counts (often in the tens o...
10:24 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget LandCruisers create communication network in the outback
Companies are using balloons, planes and other high-tech apparatuses to provide WiFi in underserved areas. In the Australian outback, Saatchi teamed up with Flinders University to find a way to turn t...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop One CEO wants us riding in tubes in 2021
The company formerly known as Hyperloop Technologies has had a busy couple of days. It renamed itself Hyperloop One, announced partnerships with governments and investors, launched a competition and p...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Google puts search, GIFs and more inside its new iOS keyboard
Although Google has plenty of iOS apps, switching between them to share directions or perform a web search can be time-consuming. The company knows that the iPhone keyboard is where you spend a lot of...
09:29 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Canon's latest EOS M lens has a built-in ring flash
Canon's first EOS M may have landed with a thud, but things are getting much better for the mirrorless system. The company launched the excellent EOS M3 late last year, and just revealed a very i...
09:10 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Sea drones, Pigeon pollution patrol and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A more affordable ocean-going drone is about to hit the market for about $3,000. We doubt it can reach the amazing things continually being sighted along the Mariana Tr...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Roger app puts Amazon Alexa in your phone for free
Roger, a voice app brought to you by former Spotify engineers and Facebook executives, is relaunching soon as a voice platform with support from third-party services. Among them is Amazon's Alexa...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Fender is making headphones the way it builds guitars
When an established brand enters a new product category, skepticism begins to creep in. It's fairly common for a company to license its name to a third party to make gadgets, and that was indeed ...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget NOAA's supercomputers can make hourly weather forecasts
NOAA's US Global Forecast System has gone 4D, thanks to the power of its new supercomputers. The agency has added "time" as a fourth dimension to its weather and climate model, allowing...
08:10 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget BBC White Paper: what you need to know
The UK government has published a White Paper today setting out its proposed changes to the BBC Charter. If approved, the new Charter -- which guides and regulates the BBC's operations -- would a...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Dark Sky brings its 'hyperlocal' weather forecasts to Android
Dark Sky has been a darling of the iOS app scene years. It has a nice design, and all the features you'd expect from a weather app, but its unique selling point is "hyperlocal" reports ...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Vuze camera offers 3D VR video for less than $800
HumanEyes swore up and down that its Vuze virtual reality camera would undercut the price of professional cams by thousands of dollars, and it clearly wasn't kidding around. The company has start...
07:10 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget LG's GoPro rival can stream direct to YouTube
LG has made an action camera that can live stream to YouTube (or anywhere else) without a phone or WiFi. The LG Action CAM LTE (clearly, hours spent on the name) has onboard 4G to beam video direct to...
06:55 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Vodafone's own-brand handsets are new, not very improved
Vodafone set a new benchmark for own-brand phones with its Smart Ultra 6. The handset is actually a fiver more expensive now than when it launched almost a year ago, and yet it's still one of the...
06:35 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget BT to stream Champions League and Europa League finals on YouTube
BT will broadcast coverage of both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals for free on YouTube. The company confirmed today that it will show both matches on BT Sport TV channels across Sky...
06:15 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Boeing's space taxi won't be ready until 2018
Ever since the US retired the space shuttle, it's relied upon Russian rockets to get crews to and from the International Space Station. 2017 was meant to be the year that both SpaceX and Boeing r...
05:10 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Google's own interpretation of Amazon's Echo is coming soon
All of a sudden, it's as if everyone is working on voice-controlled personal assistants, and reports suggest that Google's version of something similar to Amazon's Echo could land as so...
04:30 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Barclays offers its own app as an Android Pay alternative
When Barclays confirmed it wasn't planning to support Google's Android Pay service when it launches in the UK, it said it would instead focus on the development of its own platform. Turns ou...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Opera's desktop web browser gets a low-power mode
Opera's bid to claim loads of web browser firsts isn't stopping any time soon -- the company has released what it says is the first major desktop browser with a power-saving mode. Grab the ...
03:17 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget Some YouTube users now have access to its in-app messenger
YouTube has developed an in-app messenger, and according to Wired, it's now rolling the feature out to small number of users. The video service's director of product management, Shimrit Ben-...
02:01 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget The new 'Ace Attorney' lands in September
Phoenix Wright and his band of lawyers, circus performers and spirit mediums are making their way to North America and Europe. The newest installment for the courtroom-slash-visual-novel franchise Ace...
12:29 am -04 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed' movie trailer has fighting and Fassbending
We won't have a new Assassin's Creed game this year, but what we will have is a movie. And now we know just what it'll look like when it hits theaters this December 21st, courtesy of a ...
11:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Lyft agrees to double California drivers' lawsuit settlement
Lyft has more than doubled its original offer to settle the class action lawsuit its drivers filed in California in an effort to be recognized as employees. The ride-sharing service has agreed to pay ...
10:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Theranos loses its COO as it seeks to improve quality
What can Theranos do to restore confidence in its company and the suddenly-in-doubt finger prick blood tests it hoped would revolutionize the industry? It's hard to say, but tonight it's try...
09:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Researchers are using silk cocoons to store blood samples
When doctors draw blood for analysis, it's vital that the sample either be immediately examined or refrigerated. That's because the proteins which indicate various diseases will either be de...
08:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget French authorities investigate suicide broadcast via Periscope
In another intersection of internet livestreaming and tragedy, French police are investigating the suicide of a teenager that was apparently broadcast on Periscope. The New York Times reports that a 1...
06:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 won't let you share WiFi passwords any more
Remember Microsoft's WiFi Sense? One of its cornerstones is the ability to share password-protected WiFi networks with contacts, saving them the hassle of logging in when they visit. Unfortunat...
06:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget One of Apple's earliest Siri engineers reportedly leaves for GE
Apple hasn't had a great time holding on to the original Siri team, and we don't just mean the founders -- there are precious few of those core members left. And today, we're learning t...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Kim Kardashian gets a Webby for 'breaking the internet'
For her "unparalleled success online," Kim Kardashian will receive the first-ever Break the Internet Award at the 2016 Webbys. With nearly 70 million Instagram followers and 45 million Twitt...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Netflix's 'Voltron' assembles in its second trailer
Netflix's upcoming Voltron: Legendary Defender is looking a whole lot more palatable than previously imagined. DreamWorks Animation's upcoming Netflix reboot of the classic series is taking ...
04:35 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Google adds commenting capabilities to shared albums in Photos
Google is rolling out two new features for its Photos service: the ability to comment on shared images and albums, and a tool that suggests photos to add to specific albums. The commenting ability all...
04:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Open data reveals dodgy NYPD parking ticket practices
Open data policies in government don't just exist for the sake of convenience -- sometimes, they can reveal serious structural problems. I Quant NY's Ben Wellington took advantage of both Ne...
03:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Nikola Motor Company wants to be the Tesla of trucking
A new entrant to the electric vehicle industry called Nikola Motor Company is unabashedly riding the wave of the future in Tesla's wake. Although the company may have copped their name from Elon ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook opens up its anti-hacker training tool
Companies frequently like to teach the virtues of online security through Capture the Flag competitions, where you're encouraged to both create hacks and protect against them. Developing those c...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Sunrise shuts down its calendar app on August 31st
If you guessed that Sunrise's calendar app wasn't long for this world after Microsoft bought the company... well, you guessed correctly. Sunrise has revealed that it's phasing out its f...
02:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop One shows off its high-speed propulsion system
North of Las Vegas in the Nevada desert, Hyperloop One is taking a gamble. Specifically, a gamble that flew along a test track and ended in a spray of sand and applause. The company has been working o...
02:10 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Republic Wireless gets serious about its phone selection
Republic Wireless' promise of extra-affordable cellular service has usually come with a big catch: the phone selection. Outside of the occasional gem, you've had to settle for browsing a tin...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook's 360-degree photos are coming to your News Feed
Back in September, Facebook introduced support for 360-degree videos in your Newsfeed. Soon, that same treatment will apply to photos too. The social network announced today that starting in the next ...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Oculus highlights over a million Gear VR users with new content
While full-fledged VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive have gotten a lot of press lately, it bears remembering that Samsung's Gear VR has been around for a lot longer. And, due to i...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Oculus highlights over 1 million Gear VR users with new content
While full-fledged VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive have gotten a lot of press lately, it's worth remembering that Samsung's Gear VR has been around for a lot longer. And du...
01:05 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Play 'Hitman Go' on Gear VR and Oculus Rift tomorrow
Hitman Go is a smart reimagining of a languishing franchise that lit up mobile devices when it first launched in 2014. It took the painstaking stealth assassinations of the original Hitman series and ...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget 'Rock Band VR' will only let you shred guitar
Abandon all hope, ye Rock Banders who live to bang on the drums, lovingly 'pluck' that bass or croon like you're America's next top someone -- for now, at least. According to Uploa...
12:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Nintendo 2DS drops to $80 on May 20th
The 2DS is getting yet another price cut on May 20th. Less than a year after Nintendo brought it down to $100, from $130 originally, the company revealed today that its handheld console will now cost ...
12:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Google lets you download Nexus upgrades without waiting
Google has long made Nexus and Pixel C factory images available for people who just can't wait to install new Android versions (or want an alternative restore option). However, they've alway...
11:45 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Tumblr Labs lets you experiment with new, optional settings
Care to take some risks with your personal Tumblr? Well, today's your day as the microblogging platform's launched a new Labs feature to let users opt-in for "experimental features.&quo...
11:32 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's new mobile games will be free-to-play
Nintendo's upcoming smartphone renditions of popular franchises Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will be free to play, according to DeNA's Chief Executive Isao Moriyasu....
11:15 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget 'Civilization' reinvents itself again this October
It's been a long time coming, but a new Civ, Civilization VI, will hit PC this October. Traditionally Civ games have come every four or five years, but the release of the Beyond Earth spin-off in...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Google Translate now works in apps on any Android phone
If you hate having to paste foreign language text into Google Translate just to understand it, your worries are over. Google has updated Translate for Android to introduce Tap to Translate, an expansi...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Nest opens the networking code for its smart home devices
Nest already has a bunch of companies lined up to use its Thread network protocol in their devices (over 30 submitted right now), but it's not content with what's on deck. The Alphabet-owned...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Google wants emoji that give working women their due
Take a look at your phone's emoji list. Notice how the only people representing jobs (such as police officers and construction workers) are men, while women are limited to brides and princesses?...
10:24 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Instagram gets a new monochrome look to focus on your media
After testing a black and white design with a few users, Instagram officially rolled out the look as part of its major redesign today. The idea is that the monochrome interface will put a greater emph...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Google takes a stand against predatory lending ads
From July 13th, Google will ban adverts that promote predatory lending and other dubious financial products. In a blog post written by David Graff, the firm's director of policy, it's said t...
09:12 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Amazon's new motoring show will be called 'The Grand Tour'
At last, the new motoring show from Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond has a name: The Grand Tour. The former Top Gear trio signed for Amazon last July with the promise of more automobile ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Self-building bot, fresh tortillas from pods and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT's Tangible Media Lab built a shifting interface that can be used to test basic physics and even help seismologists understand the ripple fallout from an earthq...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Google's own Cardboard viewer arrives in four more countries
Google's most accessible VR headset is now available in France, the UK, Canada and Germany, via the official store. For something that was meant to bring VR to the masses, Google had been unusual...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Google's own Cardboard headset arrives in four more countries
Google's most accessible VR headset is now available in France, the UK, Canada and Germany, via the official store. For something that was meant to bring VR to the masses, Google had been unusual...
08:12 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk TV to offer BT Sport channels
TalkTalk, like Virgin Media, doesn't hold the rights to any live sport in the UK. Instead, the company has to hash out deals with other broadcasters, such as Sky and BT, to offer its subscribers ...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget CDC labs sanctioned for mishandling potential bioweapons
You'd think an agency like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be extremely careful in handling potential bioweapons. But according to a report by USA Today, at least one CDC lab...
07:15 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget EE's 'Jay' own-brand tablet is its cheapest to date
It's been almost a year since EE added a new tablet to its own-brand, avian-themed range -- or one aimed squarely at grown-ups, at least -- so you know what that means. With only refurbished Harr...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Garmin's latest running watch tracks your suffering
Garmin's latest running watch can track multiple sports, measure your heart rate and even give you a "suffer score," but the price might make you gasp. The Forerunner 735XT now occupies...
06:48 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget European regulators block Three and O2 merger
We suspected it was coming, but the European Commission has finally come out and said it: Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa cannot buy UK carrier O2. In a statement, the Commission said that a potentia...
06:32 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Computer remixes famous film scenes with classical art
Imagine that you could take any video clip and transform it into the art style of a classic painter with a click of a button. That's the process that researchers at Germany's University of F...
05:39 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' lands this autumn
Slowly but surely, game publishers and developers are starting to reveal their hands ahead of E3 next month. Electronic Arts is no different, and by way of its quarterly earnings report (PDF) the publ...
04:55 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget EE disputes Three's 'undisputed' reliability claim, wins
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a billboard advert for Three's mobile network, after a six-month complaint from rival carrier EE was finally upheld. The ad, which f...
04:42 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Research wants to pit you against virtual swimmers
You don't need other people to swim, but a Microsoft Research project can spice up your swimming routine by putting you in or pitting you against virtual teams. Redmond's research division i...
03:49 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Judge blocks Staples and Office Depot merger
Last year around this time, Staples announced that it had purchased Office Depot, a merger that would have created one enormous outlet for office supplies, computers, 3D printing services and more. Ho...
02:41 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget Walmart takes Visa to court over debit card payments
Walmart isn't happy that Visa still allows customers to sign for purchases made with their chip-equipped debit cards. The retail giant has filed a lawsuit against Visa in New York in an effort to...
01:14 am -04 - Wed, May 11, 2016
Engadget NBA 2K celebrates Steph Curry's MVP with a 99 rating
Today Stephen Curry collected NBA's Most Valuable Player award for the second year in a row, and also became the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. To celebrate that achievement (and his epic re...
11:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget 'Goopy' dark matter could offer a new vision of the early universe
Cosmologists exploring the origins of the universe have a new theory about how dark matter behaves. Although the stuff makes up 80 percent of the matter in the universe, we don't really have a go...
10:18 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Firefox users can try experimental features with Test Pilot
Firefox already has several builds made to test out experimental features, but now you can take some of them for a spin even if you only have the stable browser. Mozilla has re-launched Test Pilot for...
09:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Robot hand learns to twirl objects on its own
Robots can (usually) walk or roll around just fine, but hand control has often proven elusive: it's hard to give them the same kind of finger dexterity as a human. However, University of Washing...
08:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop Technologies gets a new name ahead of propulsion test
The world of Elon Musk-imagined levitating super trains that fly through tubes is finally a little bit less confusing. Today Hyperloop Technologies changed it's name to Hyperloop One. The new mo...
08:04 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Facebook might have a solution to its free WiFi's shortcomings
Facebook knows that a key limitation of its Terragraph gigabit WiFi system is how it falls apart over long distances. Line of sight is kind of a pain that way and even a 7GBPS data signal degrades whe...
07:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Uber lets New York City drivers organize, with limits
Although Uber drivers have been organizing for a while, getting Uber to play along with those organizations has been difficult when it doesn't even want to treat workers as full-fledged employees...
06:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp has a new desktop app for Windows and OS X
WhatsApp users now have a better way to stay in touch from their PC, as it has released a desktop app for Windows and Mac users. News of the desktop app leaked out early after it was detected by the T...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget The second 'Witcher 3' DLC adds 30 hours of gameplay
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt made its debut a year ago with a massive open world, a dizzying amount of quests to complete and plenty of reasons to keep coming back. After its first DLC Hearts of Stone ser...
06:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Walgreens to launch web-based mental health assesments
Walgreens is taking an unprecedented step in combating America's critical shortage of mental health professionals. The company announced on Tuesday that it is partnering with nonprofit Mental Hea...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Kepler telescope finds its largest-ever batch of planets
If you think the Kepler space telescope has already spotted a lot of exoplanets, you haven't seen the half of it... almost literally. After a lot of hype, NASA's Kepler team has verified th...
05:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Disney cancels 'Infinity' as it quits video games
So much for Disney remaining a big player in the video game world. As part of its second quarter earnings release, the media giant has revealed that it's getting out of the self-published video g...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget ESPN and Verizon settle lawsuit over customizable FiOS TV plans
It's been more than a year since ESPN sued Verizon over Custom FiOS TV, a channel bundle that allows subscribers to make &agrave; la carte selections. But today, the companies announced they ...
04:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Computer vision is key to Amazon Prime Air drone deliveries
For all of Amazon's grand plans regarding delivery drones, it still needs to figure out concepts we take for granted with traditional courier methods. Namely, figuring out how to drop off your la...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Senate committee looks into Facebook's news filtering methods
It's not just your right-leaning friends worried that Facebook is pruning conservative perspectives out of its Trending News section. The US Senate's Commerce Committee (led by Republican Jo...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Facebook respects European privacy, skips facial recognition
Last June, Facebook launched an app called Moments that allows you to share event photos with friends. The software uses facial recognition to who's in the pictures for easy tagging and organizin...
03:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Microsoft unlocks framerates for smoother gameplay on Windows 10
Microsoft wants folks to believe Windows 10 is a serious gaming platform and has showcased its capabilities with tech demos like its retooling of Forza 6 for powerhouse PCs. Today, they're lettin...
03:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Earth's early air weighed half as much as it does today
Scientists have long postulated that the early Earth's atmosphere must have had considerably higher pressure than it does today, since the sunlight was fainter. However, researchers have made a d...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget DARPA is building acoustic GPS for submarines and UUVs
For all the benefits that the Global Positioning System provides to landlubbers and surface ships, GPS signals can't penetrate seawater and therefore can't be used by oceangoing vehicles lik...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Congressional IT desk warns representatives of ransomware threats
The technology service desk at the House of Representatives has sent out an email warning your state representatives to be careful which links they follow from their email inboxes. According to the em...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget BioWare confirms 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' delayed to 2017
BioWare has confirmed what we already knew: the next instalment in the Mass Effect franchise has been pushed back to next year. Publisher EA teased the bad news during an investor's call in March...
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Nissan's xStorage is its take on Tesla's Powerwall battery
Nissan's grand designs for zero-emission cities of the future may be some way off, but you gotta start somewhere. And that somewhere starts with "xStorage," the automaker's home en...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget BioLite's new lantern doubles as a campsite power grid
After rolling out a slew of new gear earlier this year, BioLite is ready to announce their next piece of outdoor tech. The BaseLantern is a 500-lumen, flat-packing LED lantern that lights your campsit...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget HP's new Tech Ventures arm looks to invest in emerging startups
The struggles of PC maker HP have been well documented, and the continued decline of the company's main business isn't helping. Even with new products like the super thin Spectre 13.3, a 3D-...
01:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Texas Instruments has a gold-hued graphing calculator
Want to prove that you're a cosine champion at your next math exam? Texas Instruments thinks it has the answer. It's trotting out a limited edition version of the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calc...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Pebble watches are now better fitness trackers
After years of relying on third-party activity trackers, Pebble finally introduced its own homegrown version last December. Simply called Pebble Health, the native fitness app tracks your steps and sl...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Sun' and 'Moon' arrive on the 3DS November 18th
Earlier this year, Nintendo vaguely revealed that Pok&eacute;mon Sun and Moon would hit its 3DS during the holiday season. But thankfully for die-hard fans of the franchise, we now have an exact r...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget The best circular saw
By Doug MahoneyThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After thoroughly vetting over 35 circular saws an...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Impossible Project launches its first instant film camera
The Impossible Project is continuing its mission to sustain and grow the instant film market with the I-1, its first original camera. The new hardware is launching today for $299, both online and in a...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Portal router aims to deliver us from congested WiFi
What happens when former Qualcomm engineers decide to build a router of their own? You get something like Portal, an innocuous looking device that aims to speed up WiFI networks using technology never...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Dropbox is making it cheaper for schools to live in the cloud
For the last few years, Dropbox's main revenue focus has been on its business-focused offering, not its consumer one. More than 150,000 companies have signed up with Dropbox Business, and a push ...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Fujitsu's AI can help catch criminals on the run
When it's not being an austere provider of corporate IT services, Fujitsu likes to try its hand at a little bit of mad science. The latest project to come out of the firm's labs is an artifi...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Western Digital officially owns SanDisk
The world's largest storage manufacturer officially gets even bigger this week. Western Digital announced today that the company has cleared all the necessary regulatory hurdles in their planned ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a pair of Muo speakers courtesy of Kef!
As the reality of spring takes hold, we get to enjoy longer, warmer days and a burst of colorful foliage. To celebrate this positive seasonal swing, we've got a duo of rose-colored Muo speakers f...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Volvo's two-hour delivery leaves packages in your trunk
Volvo has been toying with the idea of delivering goods to your car instead of your home since 2014. After some testing, the company's so-called in-car delivery service is ready for the masses. T...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Amazon announces a simple way to put your videos on its platform
Amazon has spent the past few years emulating Netflix with its many streaming video offerings. Now with Amazon Video Direct (AVD), it's taking a cue from Vimeo and YouTube by making it easier tha...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget IMAX's laser projectors are worth the pricier ticket
I'm no fan of movie theater gimmicks. 3D glasses, giant screens, 4D "sensory experiences," food and drink service have simply never been worth the added ticket prices for me. That was, ...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Apple Pay finally becomes useful in Canada
Apple Pay technically launched in Canada back in November, but it might as well have been non-existent -- you could only use a directly-issued American Express card, which isn't all that common i...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Robots, disappearing medical skin and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: We are rounding up a few interesting robot and car stories at the top of the show because simply too much happened since last week to just chose one. The University of ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget uHoo edges other air quality monitors out with extra sensors
We've now gotten to the point where we can rely on pigeons for monitoring outdoor air quality, and there are plenty of conventional options for indoor as well. But there's always room for im...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget uHoo edges out other air quality monitors with extra sensors
We've now gotten to the point where we can rely on pigeons for monitoring outdoor air quality, and there are plenty of conventional options for indoor as well. But there's always room for im...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Shape-shifting interface lets you touch computer simulations
Researchers want us to better interact with machines via screens and VR, but let's face it, we humans like to touch real objects. MIT's Tangible Media Group has been playing with that idea f...
07:45 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Virgin Media will launch its own 4K set-top box this year
Virgin Media will unveil a new 4K set-top box for TV customers later this year. In its first-quarter financial report, the company said that as part of enhancements to its UK TV platform, it is curren...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget London Science Museum wants to rebuild the UK's first robot
The Science Museum in London is on a mission to rebuild the UK's first humanoid robot. "Eric" was invented by William Richards and Albert Herbert Reffell, two veterans of the First Worl...
07:15 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Can Samsung make truly wireless earbuds go mainstream?
Images doing the rounds this week suggest Samsung could be the first of the big names to get into the "truly" wireless headphones game. Until now, the fast-growing category has been dominate...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Uber brings wheelchair-accessible rides to London
In its bid to provide more services for disabled passengers, Uber finally brought UberASSIST to the capital at the end of last year. The service provides passengers with a "top rated" Uber d...
06:01 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget This is how you make subaquatic music
Water is a pretty strange compound. Since it's so dense, it drops the volume of sounds compared to what you'd hear on the surface. At the same time, it causes sound to travel much faster tha...
04:52 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi Max phone has a huge display and a big battery
Xiaomi's next smartphone is a giant, dwarfing even its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablets in size. The new Mi Max comes with a 6.44-inch display and a beefy 4,850mAh battery -- which is both welcom...
03:09 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget NASA films Mercury crossing the sun's surface
You don't have to wait for years to watch Mercury crossing the sun if you missed NASA's livestream earlier. The agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured the planet's transi...
01:27 am -04 - Tue, May 10, 2016
Engadget Researchers say our thirst for information affects how we behave
Researchers say the desire to make sense of our lives and the world we live in is a powerful motive in how we live and the decisions we make. Behavioral economists from Carnegie Mellon And Warwick Bus...
11:57 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget SpaceX give you three looks at its rocket's night landing
Last week SpaceX stuck a night landing on its droneship, and now (just after Blue Origin posted a ridealong view from its reusable rocket) we've got some video of the event. Three slightly differ...
11:32 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget App study reveals one in three of us aren't getting enough sleep
If you get less than seven hours' of sleep a night, you're among the one in three Americans who aren't getting enough zzz's. A team of researchers from the University of Michigan u...
10:42 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget 'Final Fantasy X' re-released again, this time on Steam
Final Fantasy XV finally launches this September, but publisher Square Enix wants you to take a look back in the vaults ahead of that. Final Fantasy X and its direct sequel X-2 got the HD remaster tre...
09:38 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook denies filtering conservative news stories
Even if your Facebook News Feed is full of family members dropping racist memes or links to factually inaccurate articles, you might not see such showing up in the "trending news" portion of...
08:54 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Fiber cut knocks out internet for some in the northeast
If your internet is or was out this evening and you live in the northeastern part of the US, you are not alone. Customers in New York City, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and other nearby areas are seein...
08:09 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Play 'Doom II' on a Raspberry Pi-powered Painsaw
For a game as extreme as Doom II, you need an equally extreme piece of tech to play it on. Sure, you could fire up DOSBox to go a few rounds, or you could nab a Raspberry Pi Zero and get the game runn...
07:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Deadpool,' 'Uncharted 4,' 'Doom,' 'Chelsea'
There's a lot to unpack this week, including the ongoing NHL and NBA playoffs and Drake taking over SNL. Of course, my favorite highlight is the arrival of Deadpool on Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ra...
07:16 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Follow the money in this searchable Panama Papers database
Earlier today, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a database of 368,000 names tied to the Panama Papers leaks. According to the ICIJ, the database is "the largest ...
06:39 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Watch Blue Origin's third landing from the rocket's point of view
Sure, you can watch reusable rocket landings from the ground as much as you want, but have you wondered what it'd be like if you were strapped to one of those rockets? Blue Origin sure has. Jeff ...
05:54 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget The Energy Department just started its own podcast
You normally don't think of government agencies embracing podcasts -- even if tight budgets aren't a problem, creativity isn't usually their top priority. The US Department of Energy w...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget 3D-printed wheelchair promises more comfortable rides
Wheelchairs are rarely as comfortable as you'd like. You either have to settle for a generic design or wait ages for a custom model that might still be a little awkward. However, London design ...
05:04 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Apple Music is helping, not hurting Spotify
Apple Music arrived last June, offering a music-streaming alternative to the likes to Spotify, Google Play Music, Tidal and Rdio (RIP). The the 10 months since, you could reasonably assume that a big ...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget The New Yorker's latest issue comes alive with AR
As far as attempts to supplement print media with technology go, there are some winners, some awkward gimmicks and some utter failures. But The New Yorker's latest cover, a collaboration between ...
04:19 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Elastic 'second skin' could treat extreme conditions
Sometimes, abandoned medical technology gets a shot at redemption. MIT, Living Proof and Olivo Labs have discovered that Strateris, an elastic "second skin" treatment that was only briefly o...
03:55 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile customers can roam in Cuba
As US-Cuban relations thaw, Western businesses have moved in and started paving the way for tourism. Sprint and Verizon made arrangements last fall with Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba, S.A. (ET...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget New Moto X phones reportedly feature modular accessories
Rumor mountain is rumbling this week with news about the next phones under Motorola's Moto X brand, and VentureBeat today says that the new devices will be modular, allowing users to swap out bac...
03:05 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Why I don't have the stomach for 'Battlefield 1'
Battlefield is a tentpole AAA gaming franchise that has made its name by thrusting players into some of the world's most brutal and deadly combat zones. So while it was a little surprising to lea...
02:40 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget FCC wants to know why mobile security patches take so long
A number of critical security flaws have hit mobile devices in recent months, prompting device makers and service providers alike to issue timely patches. Sometimes those fixes take a while to reach a...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Viv, from Siri's creators, is the virtual assistant of your dreams
Siri made the world aware of the potential of virtual assistants, but several years after its release, it's still a bit basic. Siri can only do certain very specific tasks, and she doesn't p...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy S7 can install apps on its own, but don't panic
Verizon is notorious in some circles for loading its smartphones with bloatware, but its recent moves have some users more anxious than usual... if not necessarily for the best reasons. A recent upda...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Virtual Boy emulator digs up VR's embarrassing past
The Virtual Boy is often considered a bit of a failed experiment for Nintendo, but an intriguing collector's item for gaming enthusiasts. Unfortunately, it's never been comfortable or enjoya...
12:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Netflix nabs 'Ultimate Beastmaster' reality competition show
Ultimate Beastmaster is what happens when someone tries to make Ninja Warrior more epic. It adds Sylvester Stallone and The Biggest Loser creator David Broome as executive producers, throws in a healt...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Periscope will add DJI drone streaming and broadcast saving soon
Today Periscope announced that later this week it will be implementing support for live streaming from DJI drones via iPhones and that it will soon start saving all videos by default. The Twitter-owne...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Researchers develop a drug-sniffing car that can pinpoint your stash
A chemistry professor in Texas has equipped an electric Ford sedan with a unique (and possibly unconstitutional) aftermarket upgrade: a drug-sniffing device that can recognize small amounts of illegal...
11:32 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget App study reveals one in three of us aren't getting enough sleep
If you get less than seven hours' of sleep a night, you're among the one in three Americans who aren't getting enough zzz's. A team of researchers from the University of Michigan u...
11:22 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Google tries turning search links black
As much as Google has changed over the years, there have always been certain constants in its search results: a plain white background, 10 results per page and blue site links. However, some users hav...
11:22 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Google tries turning search links black (update: statement)
As much as Google has changed over the years, there have always been certain constants in its search results: a plain white background, 10 results per page and blue site links. However, some users hav...
11:01 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Creative pushes for US bans on several smartphone makers
Creative has a long history of wielding its patents against other tech companies (just ask Apple), but its latest effort might top them all. The US International Trade Commission is investigating Cre...
10:42 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Google News highlights big stories from local news outlets
When a local news story breaks into a wider audience and major media outlets clamor for coverage, the local reporters and news sources with the most background and expertise can often get lost in the ...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Hyperloops tap into government research to float pods
One of the two competing Hyperloop companies has made a major announcement concerning how it's going to make high speed transport a reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed a dea...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop taps into government research to float pods
One of the two competing Hyperloop companies has made a major announcement concerning how it's going to make high speed transport a reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed a dea...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Spotify is making its own video shows
Spotify is rapidly scaling its video ambitions with a slate of original series. The Swedish company has announced a dozen new shows which it says will be available later this year for both free and pr...
09:45 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Personal electric plane won't need an airport
Now that hoverboards are an honest-to-god thing, we have to say we're pretty disappointed with how flying cars have worked out. Another company has jumped into the fray with a vertical take-off p...
09:35 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget HMV is closing the gap with Amazon in the UK
What a difference three years makes. HMV, a company that was teetering on the edge of closure three and a half years ago, has pushed past Tesco to become the UK's second biggest entertainment ret...
09:23 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget 'Super Mario' is coming to 'Minecraft: Wii U Edition'
Minecraft is available on almost every platform known to man, so when the Wii U version launched last December, most people responded with a shrug. Heck, you couldn't even use the GamePad for inv...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget The AiraWear massage hoodie is absurd, but it works
I've loved the idea of Tware's AiraWear massage hoodie ever since I heard about it at CES earlier this year, and not just because I enjoy back rubs (who doesn't!). It's just such a...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Opera's free VPN for iOS offers more control over your browsing
Opera's fondness for virtual private networks isn't limited to the desktop. The browser maker is releasing a free VPN app for iOS that should give you more control over how you surf the inte...
07:45 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win an LG G5 and HDTV courtesy of Virgin Media
Of all the new smartphones launched this year, LG's G5 is by far the most audacious. With two rear-facing cameras and a wacky, removable bottom bezel that can we swapped out for LG's "F...
07:28 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Karhoo takes on Uber with a price-comparing taxi app
Since Uber launched, taxi-booking companies have scrambled to create their own mobile-first services that give customers plenty of options, but ultimately lock customers to their fleet of drivers. A n...
06:44 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Twitter blocks US spies from analyzing your tweets
There's more tension between tech firms and the US government, as Twitter has reportedly blocked spy agencies from a service that helps them root out terrorists. According to the WSJ, the social ...
05:40 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon wins its first BAFTA with 'Transparent'
Amazon doesn't have the volume or breadth of exclusives to compete with Netflix, but it does have a few standout originals that are slowly winning mind share for Prime Video. At the BAFTA TV awar...
05:24 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget HTC sales fell off a cliff
All is not well at HTC. It today posted another difficult earnings report detailing its fourth consecutive quarter of losses. The Taiwanese manufacturer, which has just released its latest flagship sm...
05:24 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget HTC sales fell off a cliff over the past year
All is not well at HTC. It today posted another difficult earnings report detailing its fourth consecutive quarter of losses. The Taiwanese manufacturer, which has just released its latest flagship sm...
05:05 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Fan-made Captain America shield pulls off a few superhero tricks
No armory of fan-made Avengers props is complete without Captain America's shield. While you can get one that looks the part over at MachinaProps, a shield that you can bounce off walls and Ultro...
03:33 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Watch a parachute rescue a drone in free fall
Drone operators dread the thought of their vehicle losing power mid-flight, and not just because of the expensive crash that's likely to follow -- it's that the drone might hit something or ...
01:29 am -04 - Mon, May 9, 2016
Engadget Scientists hope to save near-extinct rhinos by transforming cells
The northern white rhinoceros is in far worse straits than most rhinos. There are just three members of the species left, and they can't breed normally -- if nothing happens, extinction is guara...
11:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget African mobile game rewarded its top players with a real cow
What did your favorite mobile game give you the last time you topped its leaderboard? In Tunisia, the developers of a game called Bagra, which translates to "cow," gave its top players a rea...
09:35 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget PayPal stops protecting you when crowdfunding goes bust
PayPal won't be so crowdfunding-friendly in the future. The payment giant is dropping Purchase Protection for crowdfunding projects as of a user agreement change coming June 25th. From then on,...
09:35 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget PayPal stops protecting you when crowdfunding goes bust (updated)
PayPal won't be so crowdfunding-friendly in the future. The payment giant is dropping Purchase Protection for crowdfunding projects as of a user agreement change coming June 25th. From then on, y...
08:03 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget Watch Mercury cross the Sun starting at 7AM Eastern
Mercury might orbit the Sun every 88 days, but seeing it cross in front of the Sun is much rarer. That only happens roughly 13 times each century, and the technology to safely watch this happen hasn&...
06:37 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget Bitcoin will pay for public services in a small Swiss town
Most experiments in paying with digital currencies have come from private companies, but the Swiss town of Zug is trying something different. As of July 1st, the community is launching a trial that w...
05:04 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget The next Moto X may pack a smarter, metal-clad design
Way back in December, rumors suggested that Lenovo's next big Motorola phone would go in a very different than ages past, including a metal chassis and a curious camera bump. Well, those rumors j...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget A rare fossil and a duck skull make an appearance at the AMNH
A nine-year-old girl patiently looked on while a technician pulled up a scan of her specimen. A 3D skull with a pointy beak popped up on the computer screen. The child, wearing clear frame glasses and...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget A rare fossil makes an appearance at the Natural History Museum
A nine-year-old girl patiently looked on while a technician pulled up a scan of her specimen. A 3D skull with a pointy beak popped up on the computer screen. The child, wearing clear frame glasses and...
02:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget Google and Fiat Chrysler aren't sure who owns self-driving car data
Google and Fiat Chrysler left a lot of questions unanswered when they unveiled their self-driving car partnership... and that's because they haven't answered some of those questions themselv...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's auto-sanitizing doorknob
Ben is breaking warranties again this week as he hacks apart an ultraviolet germ sanitizer to make an auto-sanitizing doorknob. The Ben Heck Show team even goes so far as to compare samples of bacteri...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Regulation Nation
Exciting news coming from the wild world of government rule making this week. The FDA signed off on a medical experiment designed to jumpstart your brain after it's died. Surprisingly, no, lead-a...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Chicago's high-flying cable cars
When it comes to transportation, no vehicle is more futuristic than the hoverboard -- and it's getting a lot closer to reality. This week a French inventor broke a Guinness World Record by flying...
08:55 am -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget Microsoft won't bug you to upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29th
Now that Windows 10's free upgrade period is nearly over, you're probably wondering how soon those seemingly inescapable upgrade prompts will go away on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. According to ...
06:34 am -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget Luxembourg's spacecraft will test its asteroid mining tech
Luxembourg is pouring some of its wealth into the development and launch of a spacecraft that could make it even richer. The tiny European country has teamed up with California-based Deep Space Indust...
01:16 am -04 - Sun, May 8, 2016
Engadget Uber and Lyft to leave Austin after failed vote
When Uber and Lyft threatened to leave Austin if a vote over ridesharing rules didn't work in their favor, they weren't joking around. Both companies say they'll shut down their Austin ...
11:13 pm -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget Sony developing movie based on internet meme 'Slender Man'
Sony's said to be working on a horror film about "Slender Man," the paranormal character who rose to internet fame in recent years. According to The New York Times, Screen Gems, a studi...
07:33 pm -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget iOS 10 reportedly includes a dedicated smart home app
There's no shortage of devices that support Apple's HomeKit platform. However, managing those devices is something of a mess -- you typically end up visiting separate apps to control your l...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget Apple holds talks on the future of podcasts
Podcasts may not make Apple any direct revenue, but they're still important in an era when Serial and other big shows are drawing in lots of listeners. And apparently, the company knows it. New...
04:01 pm -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget Check out some of Studio Ghibli's 'Howl's Moving Castle' in VR
If you ever wanted to explore Howl's Moving Castle, now's your chance. That's assuming you own a virtual reality headset, that is. A scene from it, dubbed "The Meadow," is ava...
02:29 pm -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget Uber faces lawsuit over aggressive Austin voting ads
Uber is known for being aggressive when it wants changes to the law -- just ask anyone who has received email after email asking for support. However, its latest effort might have crossed the line. ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a fantastic camera, but it's not for me
I've been looking forward to the X-Pro2, Fujifilm's flagship mirrorless camera, ever since switching over to the X Series 18 months ago. To understand why, you need to know a little about me...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget Six of the world's weirdest bikes
By Cat DiStasioBicycles are ubiquitous on most city streets, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. Over the years we've seen some absolutely bizarre bike designs that tiptoe around t...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Captain America vs. Iron Man
Why the Civil War betweenCaptain America andIron Man Is InevitableTim O'Neil,AV ClubThe latest installment in Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War, hits theaters in the US...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: RoboDoc beats humans, touchpad skin and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot performed surgery on its own (with a human standing by) and turns out, makes such fine, consistent stitches that it actually beats tho...
08:07 am -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget AdBlock and AdBlock Plus are available for Microsoft Edge
Back in March, Microsoft started testing a version of its new Edge browser on Windows 10 with support for extensions. Now, one of the most-requested features is covered with the introduction of AdBloc...
05:16 am -04 - Sat, May 7, 2016
Engadget MIT is raising $5 billion to make the world a better place
MIT's new fundraising initiative called "Campaign for a Better World" seeks to tackle some of humanity's (and our planet's) biggest challenges. Since that's no easy feat,...
11:46 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Facebook is testing a 'discover' feature for Groups
Groups on Facebook have evolved from being things you joined because they had dumb names and you were in college, to being legitimately useful ways to find new information. As a reflection of that, Th...
10:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Tap into Alexa from your iPhone with a $5 app
We've seen support for Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant arrive on a variety of devices, and iOS gadgets are next. That's by way of the Lexi app. The Next Web reports that the applicatio...
09:49 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's new GTX 1080 GPU is even faster than the Titan X
NVIDIA gave us a taste of its new Pascal architecture with the P100 graphics card last month, which is aimed at servers for heavy duty computing. Now, it's ready to show off how that technology w...
09:49 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's GTX 1080 GPU is faster than Titan X, lands May 27
NVIDIA gave us a taste of its new Pascal architecture with the P100 graphics card last month, which is aimed at servers for heavy duty computing. Now, it's ready to show off how that technology w...
09:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA says it can make VR worlds sound and feel real
Tonight at NVIDIA's event in Texas, the company showed off some new tools that should help developers make VR experiences even more realistic. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said its VR Works suite of APIs i...
09:41 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA brings in-game photography to the masses with 'Ansel'
Taking in-game screenshots is great and all, but there's so much more potential than just grabbing an image of what you see during gameplay. NVIDIA knows this and is addressing the desire for art...
09:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Harvard researchers trial cheap, efficient paper-based Zika test
Based on the paper-based sensors they made to detect viral-based pathogens like Ebola, a Wyss Institute at Harvard research team created a version that checks for Zika. This prototype method could rev...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Watch NVIDIA announce some big news tonight at 9pm ET
If you've been eagerly awaiting NVIDIA's next batch of high-end video cards, you might want to tune into its Twitch channel at 9 pm Eastern. The company will be livestreaming an elaborate me...
06:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Tweetbot makes it easier to go on Twitter rants
Tweetbot 4 brought some much needed features to the third-party Twitter client, such as a Stats and Activity Tab plus a revamped iPad app. Now there's a new version of the app that'll be sur...
05:57 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Charter acquisition of Time Warner Cable approved by the FCC
It feels like forever since Time Warner Cable agreed to merge with Charter Communications, for an estimated $55 billion. But today, nearly a year after the two companies struck a deal, the Federal Com...
05:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Amazon promises to eliminate racial gaps in delivery areas
Just two weeks after a Bloomberg report revealed glaring racial gaps in Amazon's same-day Prime delivery areas, the online retail giant has promised to eliminate those dead zones by expanding the...
05:08 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget VNYL's wireless turntable lets your pals follow along on Spotify
Perhaps you've heard of VNYL: the $39 record subscription service that sends you three new albums a month based on your musical tastes. After offering the vinyl aspect of the audio equation, the ...
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget How Armenian gangsters blew up the fingerprint-password debate
Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is a woman with a colorful past and a bummer of a present.She arrived this week in news stories with a string of criminal convictions, and gained notoriety for pleading "no c...
04:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget The next 'Battlefield' drops you in WWI, launches on October 21st
EA and developer Dice today revealed the next major entry in the venerable warfare series Battlefield. Just as the rumor mill believed, the game will be set in World War I -- and the new game, appropr...
04:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Watch the announcement of the next 'Battlefield' here (updated)
EA and DICE are ready to show the world the next Battlefield game, and today's the day. Watch the live reveal right here starting at 4PM EDT / 1PM PDT. Little is known about the setting or timefr...
03:53 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Manus VR gloves add full-arm tracking to the HTC Vive
The Manus VR gloves were already impressive when we got our hands in them at the Game Developers Conference, but their latest feature promises an even more immersive experience. Using the HTC Vive and...
03:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Facebook can't stop lawsuit over its facial recognition software
Facebook will have to battle it out in court over a lawsuit that claims the social network's facial recognition software violates an Illinois privacy act. This week, a San Fransisco federal judge...
02:35 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget This weekend's Kentucky Derby will be broadcast in VR
Television networks have already broadcast boxing, basketball and other sports live in VR. Heck, we've even stepped inside a soccer game. Virtual reality is becoming a regular part of live sports...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget The HoloFlex is a flexible, glasses-free 3D display
Researchers at the Queen's University Human Media Lab in Ontario have developed what they claim is the "world's first holographic flexible smartphone" display. Dubbed the HoloFlex,...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Play futuristic cops vs robbers in the 'LawBreakers' alpha
If you can't get enough of online brawls by way of Blizzard's Overwatch and Gearbox Software's Battleborn, there's a third contender out there. It's called LawBreakers, and it...
01:11 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Twitch starts rolling out access to its 'Friends' feature
Last month, Twitch continued its transformation into a fully fledged social network with a feature called "Friends." And now the streaming service is opening it up to users, albeit in limite...
12:27 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Apple Music's social features are reportedly taking a backseat
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that an Apple Music redesign is in the works for WWDC in June. 9to5Mac is now reporting that the massive overhaul also includes less focus on Connect: the service&#...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget The best bookshelf speakers for most stereos
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.To find the best bookshelf speakers for your stereo syst...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Warner Music makes most of its money from streaming
The rise of streaming services has definitely changed how we consume music. It's also changing how record labels make money. In its earnings report for Q1 2016, Warner Music Group, one of three m...
11:20 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Sesame Workshop launches an experimental new YouTube channel
The organization that's made Sesame Street for nearly 50 years is now looking to branch out in a different way on YouTube. In addition to the existing Sesame Street channel, Sesame Workshop is no...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Island in the sun
Hey there fantastic Public Access Weekly readers! This week we celebrated May the 4th Be With You, one of everyone's favorite geek holidays, as well as the holiday that falls on the day after -- ...
10:57 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Uber can't dodge assault lawsuit because of contract drivers
Uber drivers may legally be contractors rather than employees, but that doesn't absolve the company of liability in assault cases. A federal judge in California has denied the ride-sharing compan...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget West Ham United signs its first FIFA eSports pro
The FIFA video game franchise has grown into a hotly contested eSports discipline. Just like League of Legends, Dota 2 or Counter-Strike, players travel around the world to compete for coveted titles ...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget As drones get smarter, so must their owners
On Sunday, April 17th, British Airways flight BA727 from Geneva to London was coming in to land, when the pilot saw something -- reportedly a drone -- strike the front of the aircraft. The collision w...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Apple sued (again) for violating force touch patents
You probably haven't heard of Immersion, but it's a company that does two things well: haptic technology and hiring lawyers. The company is already suing Apple, claiming that the iPhone 6/6S...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget 'Uncharted' swings onto smartphones as a free puzzle game
Ready for another adventure with Nathan Drake? While you wait for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to hit store shelves, Sony hopes you'll check out its new mobile game featuring the plucky explor...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Windows Store for Business now sells apps in bulk
Microsoft has made it easier for IT administrators to buy apps for all the Windows 10 devices their companies own. Windows Store for Business, which gives these admins a way to distribute applications...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: VR manipulation and drone delivery for 3D tissue
Today on In Case You Missed It: Virtual reality researchers found a way to trick the brain into believing objects exist in the real world that only exist in the virtual one, by warping perception in a...
08:38 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget EE's Power Bar chargers aren't coming back
A little more than a year ago EE decided to give its customers free portable battery packs in the UK. The idea was solid enough -- everyone gets a "Power Bar" for free, and can swap them for...
08:28 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget One-rotor drone is equal parts awkward-looking and adorable
Who says that drones need to be hugely complicated, multi-rotor jobs? Regardless, they never told that to the folks behind the Monospinner, a one-rotor drone that's been entered into the ETH Zuri...
07:28 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget NASA launches searchable database of public domain patents
NASA has not only released 56 carefully selected patents to the public domain, but also launched a searchable database containing thousands of expired patents. While it might seem like private space c...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Where to buy HTC's 10 in the UK
A succession of middling flagships has seen HTC's reputation plummet in recent history, but the company seems to have got its mojo back. The new HTC 10, available in the UK from today, is a class...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Where to buy the HTC 10 in the UK
A succession of middling flagships has seen HTC's reputation plummet in recent history, but the company seems to have got its mojo back. The new HTC 10, available in the UK from today, is a class...
06:15 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Evernote enhances document scanning and annotation on Android
It's now much easier to scan documents using Evernote for Android. The app's latest update adds an automatic mode that determines a document's size and type the moment you point your ca...
06:01 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Vodafone bundles European roaming into its standard plans
Following Three and Tesco Mobile, Vodafone is now offering inclusive roaming with its Red and Red Value contracts. When you travel abroad, this means you won't be charged extra for texting, calli...
05:13 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget YouTube helps advertisers jump on viral content
With YouTube's Google Preferred program, advertisers can target the most popular channels and categories, so that kitchen brands don't end up on, say, the Steiner Tractor Parts channel. Now,...
04:10 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Apple Music's new student plan cuts subscriptions in half
Although it may soon give it a welcome revamp, Apple is finding new ways to lure new listeners to its Music streaming service. The company confirmed today that it has launched a new student membership...
03:26 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Backers of cancelled e-ink watch won't get their money back
If you were wowed by the CST-01 e-ink watch back when it appeared in early 2013 and threw down some of your hard-earned cash for it, we got some bad new for you: you're probably never getting you...
03:26 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Backers of canceled e-ink watch won't get their money back
If you were wowed by the CST-01 e-ink watch back when it appeared in early 2013 and threw down some of your hard-earned cash for it, we got some bad news for you: You're probably never getting yo...
02:02 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Non-invasive device monitors glucose levels using microwave
Researchers from Cardiff University's School of Engineering have developed a glucose monitor that doesn't require you to prick your finger. It doesn't even need blood after the initial ...
02:02 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget Adhesive 'patch' monitors blood glucose without needles
Researchers from Cardiff University's School of Engineering have developed a glucose monitor that doesn't require you to prick your finger. It doesn't even need blood after the initial ...
01:23 am -04 - Fri, May 6, 2016
Engadget U of M's Marlo robot uses algorithms to conquer uneven terrain
Robots walking unaided on flat ground is tough enough as it is -- just look at last year's class of DARPA Challenge failures -- so when one can handle uneven terrain in any direction (not just a ...
11:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Oculus exec Mary Lou Jepsen resigns to create new MRI tech
Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is well known for her work in pioneering display technology as a co-founder of OLPC, former head of the display division at Google X and lately Oculus VR, which she joined about a ...
10:55 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget LinkedIn reportedly looking to rival Facebook's Instant Articles
LinkedIn is said to be considering an Instant Articles feature of its own, BuzzFeed News reports. According to the publication, which cites sources familiar with the matter, LinkedIn recently started ...
10:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Windows phones will know where your fingers are before they touch
Windows phones could soon learn a new trick from their Kinect cousins: the ability to see. Microsoft Research released a new video late last month that demonstrates the prototype "pre-touch sensi...
09:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Facebook tries out temporary reactions for Mother's Day
While it's not the first time Facebook has reminded you to call your mother, the ubiquitous social network is using Mother's Day to test out some temporary Facebook reactions, The Verge note...
08:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Netflix orders a series based on the movie 'Dear White People'
As Netflix's store of original content continues to grow by leaps and bounds, The Hollywood Reporter notes it is adding another new series: Dear White People. It's based on 2014 film with th...
07:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget GoPro delays its Karma drone until this holiday
GoPro's Karma drone was due out the first half of this year, but we're already into the fifth month and it's nowhere to be found. That's because, according to the company's la...
07:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget GoPro delays its Karma drone until this holiday season
GoPro's Karma drone was due out the first half of this year, but we're already into the fifth month and it's nowhere to be found. That's because, according to the company's la...
07:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget SpaceX doesn't expect to stick the landing of tonight's launch
Make a pot of coffee and curl up in your favorite bunny slippers tonight for another SpaceX rocket launch and attempted sea landing. The Falcon 9 rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at ...
07:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Lyft and GM will test self-driving fleet within a year
General Motors and Lyft's planned network of on-demand, self-driving taxis will begin testing in one undisclosed city sometime in the next year, the Wall Street Journal reports today. While the d...
06:55 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Russian provider casts doubt on email hacking claims
Yesterday, Reuters reported that tens of millions of email addresses and account passwords were stolen in an apparent data breach -- but as is often the case, there's more to this story than meet...
06:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Amazon offers NBC's Seeso comedy service as a streaming add-on
NBC's Seeso comedy streaming service has been available to all since January, and now Amazon Prime members are getting easy access. The online retailer added NBC's lineup of comedy TV shows ...
06:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget 'Deadpool' downloads are setting sales records early
Fox's Digital HD plan to sell movies online ahead of their disc release appears to be paying off, as it just announced that CGI-heavy Deadpool is the fastest selling superhero digital HD movie. O...
05:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget The second 'XCOM 2' DLC pack arrives May 12th
The second DLC pack for XCOM 2 is set to drop on May 12th and will come bursting at the seams with new content like a Xenomorph cub desperately chewing its way to freedom. The new pack will cost $10 u...
05:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Navigate your smartwatch by touching your skin
Smartwatches walk a fine line between functionality and fashion, but new SkinTrack technology from Carnegie Mellon University's Future Interfaces Group makes the size of the screen a moot point. ...
04:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' beta signups live throughout the weekend
Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment's team-based shooter, is now available as an open beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. So if you've been seeing the endless stream of commercials online...
04:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: $20 off the Amazon Echo
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...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget On the Brink of Greatness: Tech conferences
For new tech startups, the world's biggest trade shows are all about making connections. The folks from Bambu visit one of the largest industry events of the year to preach the gospel of data. Un...
03:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Sonic grabs top honors as World Video Game Hall of Fame inductee
After getting snubbed in the inaugural class of World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees, 25-year-old Sonic the Hedgehog is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Along with Grand Theft Auto III,...
03:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget FDA will regulate e-cigarettes like regular tobacco products
As the debate over the health risks of e-cigarettes rages on, the FDA is stepping in to "improve public health and protect future generations." To do that, the US government will regulate e-...
03:20 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget FDA will regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products
As the debate over the health risks of e-cigarettes rages on, the FDA is stepping in to "improve public health and protect future generations." To do that, the US government will regulate e-...
02:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Ellen Degeneres launches a network with YouTube, Snapchat stars
Ellen Degeneres is leveling up with the launch of her own network, the Ellen Digital Network, which will create content for online platforms and television. YouTube powerhouse Tyler Oakley has signed ...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget This thirtysomething finally figured out Snapchat
Until a few weeks ago, I didn't understand Snapchat. That's odd, because I generally like to think of myself as pretty internet savvy. I've been one of the first to join every new netwo...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Computers trump chemists by studying failed experiments
In science, the pursuit of truth requires constant experimentation and, inevitably, a few failures along the way. But that's okay, because learning from those failures is often necessary in order...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Virtual reality helps paranoia patients face their fears
Virtual reality has vast potential for therapy, since it can put folks in stressful situations without any fear of harm. Researcher at Oxford University have demonstrated how effective it can be for ...
01:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Intel's latest light show was the first FAA-approved drone swarm
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting its annual event in New Orleans this week, and as part of the festivities, FAA administrator Michael Huerta made a few key...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget It doesn't matter who created Bitcoin
On Monday, Australian Craig Wright told journalists from the BBC, Economist and GQ that he created Bitcoin. He asserted that he was the figure behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and presented Nakam...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Cops hacked the iPhone owned by 'Shield' actor's murdered wife
It might not have gotten the same amount of press as the San Bernardino case, but authorities also hacked into the iPhone of Michael Jace's wife with the help of an outside party. According to th...
12:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Netflix adds data-saving quality controls to its mobile apps
Back in March, Netflix revealed that it was working on a "data saver" feature for its mobile apps. Keeping its word, the streaming service announced today that the cellular data tool that al...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 upgrades will cost $119 after July 29
If you've been dragging your heels on upgrading to Windows 10, now is the time to take action. Free upgrades to the new OS from previous versions of Windows will end on July 29, Microsoft reitera...
11:42 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget 'Dangerous Golf' swaps fairways for chaos on June 3rd
If you think golf sims are too gentile, Dangerous Golf trades hushed tones and sedate play for exploding golf balls and wanton destruction. The title is the debut from Three Fields Entertainment, a ne...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget EU court upholds new rules that ban e-cigarette advertising
E-cigarettes received one of their biggest endorsements to date last week, with the UK's Royal College of Physicians vouching for their safety and recommending smokers be encouraged to make the s...
11:04 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Long Reddit threads will eventually mention Nazis or Hitler
It's logical that as any public discussion expands, either through the number of participants or contributions, there's a greater chance it will touch upon new, divergent topics. This idea i...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Apple's App Store experiences major search glitch
Starting early Thursday morning, users trying to access Apple's App Store were met with a broken search tool and undiscoverable apps. According to Cupertino's own system status, "all us...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Traveling the world in Uncharted 4's ridiculous photo mode
Aside from minor tweaks for brightness and contrast, everything in this National Geographic-inspired gallery was captured entirely within the photo mode of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. And while t...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget 'Persona 5' gets a new trailer and release date in Japan
Persona, one of the most stylish and contemporary JRPG franchises, is almost ready to make its debut on the PlayStation 4. Developer Atlus held an event today in Japan for the next instalment, Persona...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Time's 'Life VR' will 'showcase the world through virtual reality'
NextVR just announced its virtual reality broadcasting tech will bring home concerts in a partnership with Live Nation, and today it's announcing a team-up with Time Inc. Life Magazine has histor...
09:43 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Craig Wright won't prove he created Bitcoin
As suddenly as Craig Wright declared himself the creator of Bitcoin, he now says that he won't attempt to prove it. In a strange blog post, the man who claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto says that &q...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Disney scanner identifies gadgets by their electromagnetic field
If someone placed your naked smartphone on a table alongside two identical models, how would you determine which one is yours? If you're an engineer at Disney Research, you would pull out a littl...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Google beats MS paint, gamified recycling and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Google's 3D painting app, Tiltbrush, has been used to make some beautiful things; a robotics company is gamifying trash sorting in a pilot program; and a 3D copier...
08:35 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Uber hires more former politicians to champion its cause
One of the ways that Uber is hoping to win over policy makers is to hire other policy makers to act as its representatives. The firm has formed a public policy advisory board that'll help improve...
07:31 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Nintendo and Vans team up on retro gaming sneakers
A Nintendo-themed line of Vans sneakers has mysteriously popped up online. A European store listed the range that includes classic gaming icons like Zelda, Mario and Duck Hunt, adorning some of Vans&#...
06:29 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Twitch user allegedly broadcasts assault on significant other
A Twitch user is under fire for purportedly broadcasting an assault on his partner. The account, belonging to "joedaddy505," has been closed on Twitch due to service violations, but at least...
05:35 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Periscope #saves your broadcasts beyond 24 hours
Periscope broadcasts can low live longer than a day, so long as you add #save to their titles. In fact, any broadcast with the hashtag will stay online forever unless you delete it. Periscope videos a...
05:10 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget BT pledges 6 billion for superfast broadband and 4G upgrades
In its first set of financial results since it absorbed EE, the UK's biggest mobile operator, BT has made a fresh commitment to improving broadband and 4G connectivity across Britain. After seein...
04:28 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Special microchip can prevent kidney damage from medication
Doctors have to make sure patients are getting just the right dose of medication, because some drugs (especially those administered to ICU patients) can cause kidney damage. This "kidney on a chi...
02:59 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Google's neural network is binge reading romance novels
The Big G wants its app to be more conversational, so it's feeding a neural network with steamy sex scenes and hot encounters. According to Buzzfeed News, the network has been devouring a collect...
01:33 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget Icky game 'The Binding Of Isaac' gets console expansion on May 10th
The Binding of Isaac, that weird game about a naked infant fighting through pits into hell, has been so popular since its 2011 release that it's been continually released for new platforms as rec...
12:49 am -04 - Thu, May 5, 2016
Engadget The people who made Siri are readying another big leap in AI
It's been a couple of years since we heard from Viv Labs, but a report from the Washington Post says it will debut the next generation of AI assistance on Monday. One reason we won't dismiss...
11:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Surgical robot could sew you up better than a doctor
Surgical teams aren't fond of robots that could replace them (just ask Johnson &amp; Johnson), but that doesn't mean they're completely against mechanical helpers. Children's ...
10:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Get ready for the new 'Battlefield' game with free DLC
In anticipation of Electronic Arts' next Battlefield title, the publisher is celebrating by serving up free downloads of some of the previous expansions. You can jump on the platform of your choi...
10:06 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Over one million people swiped right for premium Tinder
According to Match Group, more than one million people have ponied up the $9.99 per month (or more, if you're over 30) for Tinder's premium service level in the first quarter of 2016. That f...
09:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget DARPA wants your help tracking malicious hackers
If you're battling hackers, it's helpful to know who they actually are. Unfortunately, tracking down the culprits of an attack has always been difficult thanks to VPNs, TOR, and other method...
08:48 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget FormBox brings a vacuum-forming factory to your home
While 3D printing is all well and good, it can be frustrating if you need to make a lot of things, or make them quickly. Do you really want to wait minutes (or hours) for a bowl to finish? Mayku sure ...
08:06 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Hackers are trading millions of Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo logins
Email services including Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail have fallen victim to a hack, exposing usernames and passwords for millions of users. According to Reuters, a huge data breach consisting of some...
06:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Twitter for Mac lets you search for GIFs when a photo won't do
Twitter launched a handy GIF search tool inside its mobile apps back in February, and now the social network is bring the animated images to the desktop. With an update to the Mac software, users can ...
06:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget 'Hamilton' and 'Star Wars' collide in your dream jam session
Unless you've been living under the proverbial rock for the last year or so, you've likely heard of the musical sensation Hamilton (16-time Tony nominee) and its creator / star Lin-Manuel Mi...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Embrace your inner DJ with McDonald's McTrax placemat
Would you like a side of sick beats with those french fries? McDonald's Netherlands has you covered with the McTrax Placemat, a sheet of paper that allows you to connect with your smartphone to c...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Vine's Windows 10 app is a great way to watch its short videos
Vine finally debuted an official Windows 10 app today, which you can find for free on the Windows Store. It offers everything you'd expect: A selection of the latest trending Vine videos, as well...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget CIA and NSA doubled their searches for Americans' data in 2 years
So much for US intelligence scaling back its curiosity in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks. An Office of the Director of National Intelligence transparency report has revealed that the CIA and ...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget KFC-flavored nail polish gives new meaning to 'chicken fingers'
KFC is taking its "finger lickin' good" slogan a bit too far. The fried chicken fast food chain made two "edible" fingernail polishes for its fans in Hong Kong. Teaming up wit...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Cloud-seeding drone makes first flight over Nevada
A group of researchers and aviators in Nevada have successfully completed the first flight of an unmanned cloud-seeding aircraft, the state's Desert Research Institute reports....
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget DARPA exhibit offers rare glimpse at a secretive agency
DARPA's has been responsible for countless advancements in cutting-edge technologies since its founding in 1958. During a conference call on Wednesday, DARPA's Deputy director Steve Walker a...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Taxiing airplanes could soon get flight info wirelessly
Airlines have made great efforts to update their tech, including replacing bulky flight manuals with iPads. But pilot teams still receive flight information updates the same way they've been doin...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Anne Frank's story to be told in VR
You can already tour Anne Frank's hideaway in virtual reality if you can't make it to Amsterdam, but producer Jonah Hirsch is taking that one step further. He's creating a VR experience...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Roost unveils smart smoke detectors to take on Nest
Roost's smoke detector smart battery is one of those rare, genuinely useful, connected home gadgets. It plugs into any smoke detector to give you alarm notifications on your smartphone, and it co...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget How a 'Star Wars' nerd made VFX software for the rest of us
If you've ever tried to make your own movie, you know that emulating J.J. Abrams isn't easy. Moreover, even if you were the greatest unheralded cinematographer in history, you still couldn&#...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget YouTube will reportedly start streaming live TV in 2017
Streaming live TV over the internet is the latest entertainment land grab -- as more consumers cut the cord, plenty of companies are finding new ways to offer potential customers a way to get their li...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Explore the depths of Far Harbor in 'Fallout 4's latest DLC
Already trudged through all of what nuclear wasteland simulator Fallout 4 has to offer? Crossed the first two expansions off of your list? Suit up, because it's time to head to Fallout 4's f...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget The makers of 'Titanfall' are working on a 'Star Wars' game
Respawn is ready to break out of the Titanfall mold... and in a way you probably didn't expect. The game studio has announced that it's working with EA and Lucasfilm on a third-person Star W...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Google Slides has a new audience participation Q&A feature
Presentation apps may not be the most exciting software out there, but there's no doubt that tools like Powerpoint and Google Slides are important to large swaths of professional and educational ...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget LIGO team wins $3 million prize for gravitational wave discovery
The team of scientists and engineers who confirmed the existence of gravitational waves earlier this year have just nabbed a handsome $3 million reward as part of a special Breakthrough Prize in Funda...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Simple exploits use images to attack websites
Would-be hackers don't always have to jump through hoops to bring down a website. Researchers have discovered relatively simple exploits in ImageMagick, a common package for processing pictures ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Building community through arcades and beer
It's springtime in downtown Phoenix, and Cobra Arcade Bar is open for business. Wednesday afternoon sunlight spills through two massive open windows at the front of the bar, illuminating silver t...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget IBM opens its quantum computer to the public
Want to use a real, honest-to-goodness quantum computer yourself? Now's your chance. IBM has introduced a cloud-based platform, the Quantum Experience, that lets anyone try a 5-qubit quantum co...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Marvel videos will help 'Black Panther' readers catch up
Superhero comics are a notoriously difficult medium for beginners to jump into. Where to begin? So many are a continuation of long-running series, constantly referencing prior events or other characte...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Dear Veronica: So long, and thanks for all the fish!
Well, dear viewers, our time has come to part ways. It's been an incredible year of question answering, but I'm moving on from the world of video for now. Thank you to the entire team here a...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Gumball team creates Lamborghini-powered Batmobile
Look, whatever you think of the Gumball 3000 Rally, it does attract some spectacular machinery. High-end supercars and modded monsters are the norm, but occasionally, something really special pops up....
11:19 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Microsoft thinks disorientation is the key to touch in VR
To manipulate virtual objects in VR, you have to use an Oculus Touch or other "virtual wand" controller like some kind of hands-off, digital tong. To get an actual "haptic" or touc...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Government officials can no longer be ignorant about cybersecurity
It's sort of cute when someone you know, usually an older family member, announces that he doesn't understand Facebook or smartphones. It's far less endearing when elected officials and...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Hulu will offer live TV in early 2017
That talk of Hulu getting into live TV? It's real. Company chief Mike Hopkins has announced that you'll see live entertainment, sports and news on the streaming service in early 2017. He did...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Biotech companies get permission to test brain death reversal
Brain death in humans is normally considered irreversible. Even if you keep the body running, those damaged brain cells just won't recover to the point where you get a fully functioning person ag...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget UK telephone boxes to be turned into tiny offices
Some of the UK's iconic telephone boxes will soon be converted into small personal offices. Bar Works, a company operating a trio of co-working spaces in New York, has leased 15 of BT's old ...
09:37 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Apple Music could be getting a revamp in June
As the one year anniversary of Apple Music approaches, a report suggests it could be getting an overhaul. Bloomberg claims the service will get a rebooted user interface, one that will likely bring th...
09:37 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Apple Music could be getting a revamp in June (update: details)
As the one year anniversary of Apple Music approaches, a report suggests it could be getting an overhaul. Bloomberg claims the service will get a rebooted user interface, one that will likely bring th...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Amazon Fresh expected to launch in the UK this month
Although Amazon UK has made a small foray into the world of groceries, it has yet to fully take on Britain's supermarkets with the launch of its Fresh service. That could soon change, however, af...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Robot running buddy, mechanical sea life and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A horse-sized, standing CT scanner has been invented to keep your equine pals from being tranquilized before images are taken; a sea urchin mouth was used as inspiratio...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Biotech firm wants to deliver organs using a passenger drone
Do you remember the EHang "delivery drone for humans" from CES 2016? The company is still around, and has cranked up the level of hype with a new deal. It will develop and produce 1,000 copi...
08:55 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Sky's Now TV gets a kid-centric streaming pass
Every company with a video streaming service seems to be targeting Britain's youth at the moment. In the last six months, the UK has been introduced to the BBC's iPlayer Kids app, Sky Kids a...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Claw inspired by sea urchins' mouth can scoop up Martian soil
A sea urchin's mouth looks pretty terrifying, but the teeth inside can demolish even the toughest rocks. That's why the nightmare fuel inspired a group of UC San Diego researchers to create ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget NextVR and Live Nation team up to stream 'hundreds' of concerts
NextVR has already brought many important firsts when it comes to live VR broadcasting, so after golf, NASCAR, political debates and basketball, it's targeting live music. The company is teaming ...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Vivomove is Garmin's take on a stylish fitness watch
After introducing the Approach X40 last month, Garmin's back with another new wearable. This time out it's the Vivomove, a stylish fitness tracker that looks like a traditional watch. The de...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Garmin's Vivomove is a stylish fitness watch
After introducing the Approach X40 last month, Garmin's back with another new wearable. This time it's the Vivomove, a stylish fitness tracker that looks like a traditional watch. The device...
06:42 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget UK ad watchdog forces ISPs to simplify broadband pricing
TalkTalk announced just yesterday that, later this year, it would simplify its broadband prices by including line rental in the monthly costs. And now we know why. Sure, a single figure makes it easie...
06:31 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Blackberry BBM video calling comes to Android and iOS
There are lots of ways to make video calls, including Skype, Hangouts and Facebook Messenger. But if you're still wedded to BlackBerry's rapidly declining ecosystem, you can make video calls...
05:25 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Moovit adds Uber as a transportation option in 22 countries
Moovit, if you haven't used it before, gives you info on buses, trains and other modes of public transportation so you can plan the best route possible. It lumped in Uber with other modes of tran...
04:33 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget 'Terraria' explores a touch-friendly path on Wii U in June
Terraria, the 2D sandbox action-adventure title that made its debut on PC in 2011, is ready for another frontier. Today, 505 Games and Re-Logic announced the wildly popular game is coming to Wii U Jun...
04:07 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Pebble's Time Steel smartwatch gets a 60 price cut in the UK
When were first introduced to the Pebble Time Steel, we loved the way it looked but weren't sure whether it justified its &pound;200 price tag. The company has stuck to its guns and kept with...
03:46 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Google moves every Blogspot domain to HTTPS
Google's quest to make the internet a more secure place is taking another step. The internet juggernaut's flipped the switch on HTTPS for all Blogspot domains, according to a post on the Goo...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Opera's speedy built-in ad-blocking goes wide and mobile
Back in March, Opera introduced its native ad-blocking feature to developers. Today, the feature is available to everyone -- on desktop and mobile. The company claims that compared to Chrome, browsing...
01:48 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Apple hires Google X co-founder and Nest's ex-head of tech
Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her expertise, according to Fortune. Matsuoka co-founded X Labs, Google's secretive research facility that developed Glass and the company's...
12:43 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget Takata is reportedly recalling another 35 million airbag systems
If your car wasn't affected by Takata's massive airbag inflater recalls, it might be very shortly. Wall Street Journal tipsters hear that the Japanese firm is planning to recall "at le...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, May 4, 2016
Engadget The 'Star Wars' holographic chess game is nearly a reality
"Let's be real: Any article you read about Magic Leap or any AR platform, the first thing they talk about is Holochess."That's Mike Levine, former senior effects specialist at Luca...
11:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Tesla adds a 75kWh battery option for the Model S
Later this week Tesla will add a new battery option for buyers of its Model S sedan. Currently available with either a 70 or 90kWh pack, the new option will be 75kWh -- the same size as the smallest b...
11:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Nextbit Robin 'cloud phone' is going on sale at Amazon
If you want a Nextbit Robin and missed its Kickstarter fundraising campaign in 2015, you may want to check out its Amazon listing. The "cloud-first" Android phone that raised over $1.3 milli...
10:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget China wants to put a man on the moon by 2036
A senior Chinese official announced yet another ambitious plan for the space-faring nation at a press conference on Saturday. PLA Lt. Gen. Zhang Yulin -- who is also deputy commander of the China Mann...
09:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Human-robot teams take the drudgery out of sorting trash
Think about all the sticky, slimy vile stuff you throw away in a given week. Now multiply that level of gross by everybody in your town. Would you want to have to rummage through all that disgusting d...
08:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Nintendo pulls a 3DS game to fight another homebrew exploit
Nintendo's cat-and-mouse game with homebrew exploits isn't over yet. The gaming giant recently pulled Terry Cavanagh's retro platformer VVVVVV from the 3DS eShop after Shiny Quagsire di...
07:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget A 10-year-old Finnish kid won $10,000 for hacking Instagram
A precocious youth has won a $10,000 bug bounty from Facebook after he figured out a way to delete other users' comments from Instagram's servers, Mashable reports....
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget SpaceX had a superhero costume designer make a spacesuit
SpaceX is fond of making technology that looks good, and apparently that extends as far as astronaut gear. Thanks to both a Tested video (at the 12:09 mark) and a recently highlighted Bleep interview,...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget GoPro's new video editing suite is very familiar
It didn't take long for GoPro to make use of those mobile video editing apps it acquired back in February. The action camera maker has launched a "mobile creative suite" that, in its i...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget McLaren uses 20-year-old laptops to maintain its first supercar
You've no doubt heard of organizations clinging to ancient technology to keep their businesses running, but probably nothing like this. A Jalopnik tour has shown that McLaren relies on a roughly ...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget A simple tweak to Spotify's iOS app makes navigation a lot easier
Spotify is the leading streaming music service -- despite the fact that its app design has always left something to be desired. Things have improved in the last year or two, but by and large its apps ...
05:28 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Google Maps takes you inside Rio de Janeiro's Olympic venues
Google Maps adds indoor views of major attractions on the regular. Ahead of this summer's Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, the company is taking you inside the 25 indoor venues that will host spo...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget High-profile women in tech push diversity with Project Include
Take a look at the diversity statistics from many tech companies, as we did with our 2015 Diversity Report Card, and you'll notice a consistent issue. The tech industry, for all of its meritocrat...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Brazilian court reverses yet another WhatsApp ban
Access to WhatsApp has been reinstated in Brazil just 24 hours after Judge Marcel Montalv&atilde;o ordered the country's five largest cellular service providers to block the messaging service...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Fashion (mostly) missed the point of its tech-inspired Met Gala
Since 1946, the Met Gala has hosted the biggest names in fashion and entertainment. While the prestigious event acts as a fundraiser for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, it...
04:09 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Postmates' couriers help small shops with same-day deliveries
Small businesses use Shopify's software to create custom online storefronts, and Shopify regularly adds features making it easier to juggle digital and physical sales. Now those customers can get...
03:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Moog's new app brings the iconic Model 15 synth to your iPad
Moog may be known for its analog synthesizers, but the company has also crammed those sounds inside iOS apps for making noise on the go. With its latest app for the iPhone and iPad, the company create...
03:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Netflix knows which videos you're likely to click
Have you noticed that Netflix's video thumbnails follow a familiar pattern? That's no accident -- in fact, the streaming giant has developed a whole process for choosing those pictures. In...
03:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Netflix knows which video thumbnails you're likely to click
Have you noticed that Netflix's video thumbnails follow a familiar pattern? That's no accident -- in fact, the streaming giant has developed a whole process for choosing those pictures. In a...
02:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget 'Dishonored 2' leaves the shadows on November 11th
Dishonored 2 will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 11th, giving fans another taste of supernatural assassination. The sequel was first unveiled at Bethesda's E3 press conference last ye...
02:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Microsoft buys a company enabling the Internet of Things
If it wasn't already evident that Microsoft is serious about becoming a big player in the Internet of Things, it is now. The tech pioneer has bought Solair, a company focused on Internet of Thing...
02:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Twitter rolls out 'Connect' to help you follow more accounts
Connect, Twitter's newest feature, allows users on iOS or Android to browse a curated list of accounts to follow -- it's like having a personal stylist for your Twitter account. The recommen...
01:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Bowers and Wilkins sells to a tiny home automation startup
Bowers &amp; Wilkins has been cranking out solid audio gear for the better part of three decades, but it's being acquired by a company that's only been around since 2014. Eva Automation,...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget India rejects Apple's plan to import refurbished iPhones
As iPhone sales start to decline for the first time in 13 years, the company has been looking to emerging markets to make up the slack with first-time buyers. But Cupertino's plan to boost market...
01:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Amazon snags 'Downton Abbey' creator's next show for Prime Video
Amazon is hoping for another streaming hit with Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne, the next show from the creator of Downton Abbey. Amazon has snapped up US distribution of the series from the We...
12:48 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Periscope gets an editor-in-chief to spot its best live streams
Periscope wants to not only help you share live streams, but find the best of them... and it's willing to try unusual strategies to make that happen. Medium editor Evan Hansen has joined Periscop...
12:24 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Sony's Google Cast speakers are ready to put music in any room
Back at CES, Sony announced new multi-room audio gear with a soundbar and two speakers to put music all over your house. Now, a few months after their debut, those devices are ready for your tunes. As...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget The best refrigerator
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.We think the best refrigerator for you is most lik...
11:44 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Richie Hawtin reveals new DJ mixer
The DJ mixer controls and contours all sounds. The slightest twist of a knob or the slide of a fader can change the structure of one sound to make room for another. The instrument, which is at the cor...
11:44 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Famed techno DJ Richie Hawtin reveals his first mixer
The DJ mixer controls and contours all sounds. The slightest twist of a knob or the slide of a fader can change the structure of one sound to make room for another. The instrument, which is at the cor...
11:22 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget YouTube is testing a cleaner Material design
YouTube's basic design hasn't changed a lot over the years, but it could get a major cosmetic upgrade soon. Commenters on Reddit's YouTube forum discovered a new Material look that woul...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a 'Star Wars' prize pack courtesy of ThinkGeek!
You may still be reeling from the recent sweep of date-related events (Pi day, Alien day, and 420) but the ride's not over yet. Tomorrow is May the 4th, which is observed by many as a Star Wars &...
10:39 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Scientists use nanoparticles to crush lingering fat cells
If you think losing weight is simply diet plus exercise, the equation is not so simple. A recent study of Biggest Loser participants showed that even if you manage to drop pounds, your body will fight...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Kodak is giving free film to Kickstarter directors
Crowdfunded filmmakers will be able to shoot on film for a lot less money thanks to a partnership between Kodak and Kickstarter. Kodak says it will provide free 35mm or Super 16mm film stock for selec...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Giphy Keys for iOS puts GIFs at your fingertips
After Apple allowed third-parties to create custom keyboards for iOS, a flood of apps tried to make typing easier or add a way to send GIFs with only a few taps. Now Giphy, already a popular destinati...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget The latest 3Doodler 3D printing pen is smoother and easier
The team at WobbleWorks has been quick to iterate on the concept of a 3D printing pen in the past 3 years, and it's not stopping any time soon. The startup has unveiled the 3Doodler Create, a th...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving tech goes into Chrysler minivans this year
That rumored deal between Google and Fiat Chrysler for self-driving car technology? It's reportedly happening... if not quite in the way you'd expect. Bloomberg sources claim that the arr...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving tech goes into Chrysler minivans this year (update: official)
That rumored deal between Google and Fiat Chrysler for self-driving car technology? It's reportedly happening... if not quite in the way you'd expect. Bloomberg sources claim that the arrang...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: AI in a USB stick, electric bike wheel and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: Chip maker Movidius created an advanced neural networks USB stick to put AI into any device; the GeoOrbital wheel turns any dumb bike into a 20 miles per hour powerhous...
09:05 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk to simplify broadband prices by including line rental
Line rental is one of the things you have to consider when taking out a broadband contract, since they almost always come hand in hand. But with these two separate monthly fees, one-off setup charges ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Dish gets into... the iPhone repair business?
Now this is interesting. Today, satellite TV provider Dish introduced a new service for iPhone repairs in the US. It's an intriguing business decision, considering the company hasn't done an...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Erato is the next company trying 'truly wireless' earbuds
Cast your mind back to 2014. Now imagine a pair of wireless headphones from that time. Most likely, you thought of an "over the head" pair of cans, like the SMS Sync, or a pair of tethered e...
08:20 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget AdBlock Plus wants to help you pay the sites you visit most
With hundreds of millions of internet users choosing to block ads, publishers are being forced to adopt new strategies to survive. Paywalls are one option, but they often put off readers who wish to v...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget HP's new Pavilion PCs include a 15-inch hybrid laptop
Spring is well underway, and that can only mean one thing for HP: time to unveil a wave of new home PCs. The company has trotted out a host of new Pavilion PCs that pack both obligatory upgrades -- th...
06:19 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Uber makes it easier for Chinese tourists to hail a ride
To stay ahead in the ride-hailing race, Uber has teamed up with the Chinese payments service Alipay. A new partnership means passengers can now hail an Uber outside of China using the Alipay app, rath...
05:38 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Google and AOL team up to stop tech talent leaving NYC
New York City may be the Big Apple, but it plays second fiddle to Silicon Valley in the tech industry. That's why a number of companies located there including AOL, Bloomberg and, yes, California...
04:20 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement
One of the biggest Android app pirates has pled guilty to one count of criminal copyright infringement and one count of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement. Mississippi's Aaron Blake Buck...
01:45 am -04 - Tue, May 3, 2016
Engadget BMW has the first smart emergency system for motorcycles
While cars and trucks have long had smart emergency systems to send help in the event of a crash (think services like OnStar), motorcycles have had to go without -- a scary thought if you've ever...
11:55 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Three Earth-sized planets exist in the Aquarius constellation
It's the dawning of the age of Aquarius. Well, the discovery of three planets orbiting a cooler-than-the-Sun dwarf star located in the Aquarius constellation, according to NASA. A number of teles...
11:55 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Europe and Russia move their ExoMars mission launch to 2020
While the first part of Europe's and Russia's ExoMars mission took off on time in March, the second phase has been delayed. They've decided to launch their Martian rover, which will be ...
11:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget New BMW i8 expected late next year
Introduced in 2014, the BMW i8 is due for its first update. The new version is expected to hit the dealers in late 2017, and the hybrid powertrain will receive a host of improvements....
11:23 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon launches a Prime Now website
Amazon's Prime Now expedited delivery service finally has a standalone website. It was previously accessible only through a mobile app, but now Prime subscribers -- those who live in areas where ...
11:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Equine CT scanner can peek inside standing, conscious horses
Horses are majestic creatures, but one thing they are not is tiny. Well, not for long, anyway. That creates a problem for equine medicine. When an animal weighs just under an imperial ton and is six-f...
11:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Hacker who stole from banks ordered to pay $7 million
A hacker whose creation stole bank account details from over a million computers across the globe has been ordered to pay $6.9 million. Nikita Kuzmin from Russia is one of the three architects of the ...
10:43 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget One-handed typing is a reality on the stock Android keyboard
Competition is good for everybody. Case in point: Google recently dropped a massive update for the stock Android keyboard that brings in a ton of new features that we've seen from the likes of th...
09:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Battleborn,' 'Marseille'
This week Netflix premieres its first French original production with Marseille, starring G&eacute;rard Depardieu in a political drama. For gamers, the week's biggest release is Gearbox Softw...
08:39 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Why Nintendo chose 'Animal Crossing' over 'Mario' for mobile
Last week, Nintendo announced that it will bring popular titles like Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem to its new smartphone game lineup. While this was good news for fans of those franchises, it still ...
06:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud Go music streaming expands to the UK, Ireland
We thought SoundCloud Go could use some polishing when it launched in the US just over a month ago, but the ad-free, offline-enabled option is already expanding to other countries. CTO and co-founder ...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Make your bike electric with this swap-in tire
Electric bikes have been around for decades but haven't broken out of their niche audience. Instead of building a bicycle around electric power, GeoOrbital is a universal wheel you can swap into ...
04:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Apple Music for Android adds the videos iOS users already enjoy
Apple Music subscribers with iOS devices have been privy to the service's music videos as part of the monthly plan. Those visuals haven't been added the Android version of the app since it a...
04:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Brazilian government blocks WhatsApp for 72 hours
A Brazilian judge has order local cellphone carriers to block WhatsApp on their networks for 72 hours, effectively locking out over 100 million users from the Facebook-owned messaging service....
04:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Brazilian court blocks WhatsApp for 72 hours
A Brazilian judge has order local cellphone carriers to block WhatsApp on their networks for 72 hours, effectively locking out over 100 million users from the Facebook-owned messaging service....
04:10 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Canon's new entry-level DSLR is good enough for its target audience
As meaningful as professional cameras like the EOS-1DX Mark II are to Canon's business, the company knows it has to dominate the beginner market as well. Now, with the new $500 EOS Rebel T6, Cano...
03:52 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Tesla puts its extreme air pollution filter to the test
When Tesla revealed that the Model X (and eventually, the Model S) would have a HEPA filter so effective that it could protect against bioweapons, people were understandably skeptical. Can it really s...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Kindle Oasis review: The perfect e-reader for the 1 percent
Amazon's Kindle Oasis is like a feast with the world's finest caviar. It's an all-you-can eat Wagyu steak dinner. It's an $80 cup of coffee. Simply put, the Oasis is a $290 extrava...
02:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget 'Dark Souls' developer eyes possible PlayStation VR release
From Software has made it very clear that Dark Souls is over, so that means it's time to look forward to a new franchise. This could very well include a new IP to be released on the upcoming Play...
02:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget UK's proposed nuclear plant is one of the costliest things on Earth
Nuclear power has been around for decades, but it still isn't cheap... in fact, it may result in one of the most expensive objects on the planet. Cost estimates for the UK's proposed Hinkley...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget The Rock wants you to wake up and smell what he's cookin'
It can be difficult to get up and going in the morning, especially on Mondays. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has no trouble in the motivation department, and the actor/pro wrestler is looking to...
01:24 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget The CIA thought live-tweeting the bin Laden raid was a good idea
Tweeting a historical event as it happened can be enlightening, such as when the History Channel reenacted the sinking of the Titanic. It provides the context and time scale that you might miss readin...
01:03 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Kentucky Derby jewelry powered by tweets and hats
Former Olympic figure skater and currently fabulous human Johnny Weir has become something of a fashion fixture at the Kentucky Derby over the past few years. For the event's 142nd running, the n...
12:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget 'Uncharted 4' multiplayer maps and modes will be free forever
For big studio games, downloadable content is often announced before the title even launches to keep the hype going. Naughty Dog's long-awaited Uncharted 4: A Thief's End launches on May 10t...
12:18 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Long-delayed 'Mighty No. 9' arrives June 21st
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you -- after more than a few delays, Comcept has announced that Mighty No. 9 is finished. Keiji Inafune's spiritual sequel to Mega Man will arrive in Asia and ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Oculus Rift comes to 48 Best Buy stores May 7th
On May 7th, Oculus will launch their brand new retail experience in 48 Best Buy stores across the country, with more locations expected to follow later this summer....
11:14 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget The UAE wants an artificial mountain to increase rainfall
Desert countries are frequently victims of their elevation. They tend to be mostly flat, making it tough for air to climb upwards and form rain clouds. The United Arab Emirates thinks there's a...
10:33 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget LG's phone fingerprint sensor doesn't need a button
Existing phone fingerprint readers are less than ideal. When they're on the back, you can't sign in while the phone sits on your desk; on the front, they chew up valuable device real estate...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Uber drivers in New York State begin to organize
Over 1,000 Uber drivers in New York have formed a labor association, less than two weeks after Uber agreed to allow the practice as part of a $100 million settlement. Known as "Alles," for t...
09:43 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Berlin bans renting whole apartments through Airbnb
One of the biggest concerns with Airbnb is its effect on housing prices -- when people turn entire apartments into makeshift hotels, it tends to drive up apartment rental rates and punish locals searc...
09:24 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Hulu is working on a live TV service for cord-cutters
Hulu is reportedly working on a new live TV platform that's designed to tempt cable subscribers to cut the cord. The Wall Street Journal believes that Hulu has ambitions to square off against bot...
09:03 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 will be sold with a Ludicrous Mode option
The Model 3 might be Tesla's most affordable electric car, but that doesn't mean it's going to be slow off the starting line. Tesla founder Elon Musk has confirmed that the new vehicle ...
08:15 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Leica's M-D is a digital camera for manual purists
You may be able to live without WiFi on your camera, but would you be willing to ditch JPEG capture, autofocus and any kind of electronic screen? Oh, and pay $6,000 for the privilege, plus thousands m...
07:20 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' takes the fight into space
Following a brief flurry of teaser trailers, developer Infinity Ward has unveiled its next game in the Call of Duty franchise. As expected, it's called Infinite Warfare and takes the series into ...
06:35 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget There's a standing desk and balance board for kids now
Given the increasing anxiety of what sitting is doing to our bodies, it was only a matter of time before someone began worrying about our nation's children. After seeing his son's classroom,...
05:29 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget IBM supercomputer helped design a dress it can never wear
IBM's supercomputer can already knock up a meal, pick out a gift and know if you're feeling a bit depressed. Now, Watson is going to show the world that it can also do a passable job as a fa...
03:48 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Craig Wright claims he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto
The search for Bitcoin creator "Satoshi Nakamoto" appears to be over. Almost two years since Newsweek erroneously doxxed a 64-year-old Japanese-American man living in California, the man him...
02:45 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Jet-powered hoverboard shatters world record
When footage of a flying hoverboard first emerged last month, many thought it was fake, because the relatively tiny device appears to be breaking the laws of physics. But the "Flyboard Air" ...
12:48 am -04 - Mon, May 2, 2016
Engadget Two black holes are defying the limits of science
Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates ...
10:31 pm -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget Terrence Malick's universe documentary reaches IMAX October 7th
Director Terrence Malick's movies frequently cover grand concepts (just ask anyone who saw The Tree of Life), but his latest might just top them all. After a long development process, his all-enc...
08:55 pm -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget 'Street Fighter V' offline updates will go beyond a story mode
If you're hoping that Capcom will do more to boost Street Fighter V's solo play than add a full story mode, you're in for a treat. The studio's Yoshinori Ono tells Game Informer (...
07:26 pm -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget Graphene e-paper is brighter and bendier
Who said that e-paper was old stuff? Certainly not China -- the country's Guangzhou OED Technologies has created what it says is the world's first graphene-based e-paper. The extremely str...
05:31 pm -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget SpaceX: our Falcon rockets are more powerful than we thought
If you thought SpaceX was already making a fuss over the capabilities of both its existing Falcon 9 rocket and the upcoming Falcon Heavy, you haven't seen anything yet. The company has posted upd...
03:50 pm -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget Phone call study concludes we can only have five best friends
The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants can only have one more BFF, according to a study by a group of British researchers. They include anthropologist Robin Dunbar, who pinpointed a correlation between a p...
02:05 pm -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget Judge orders woman to unlock iPhone with her fingerprint
It's still not perfectly clear whether or not law enforcement can force you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint, but an LA court isn't waiting to find out: for the first time in a fed...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget IMAX's in-theater spin class is sensory overload
I've never been particularly fond of spin classes, as they eschew all the things I enjoy about using a stationary bike: The ability to set my own pace, listen to my music and maybe even dip into ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget The After Math: What on Earth are you watching?
Big goings-on in the world of broadcast this week. The BBC and Netflix are bringing back Watership Down to scar a whole new generation of children. NBCUniversal bought DreamWorks for $3.8 billion so h...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: The Karma Revero, and more!
The Fisker Karma is one of the hottest plug-in hybrid cars ever built. However, production stopped in 2012 when the company went bankrupt. Now the car is set to be reborn as the Karma Revero this year...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's salvage wars
Finally it's time for the team to decide who is the ultimate master of salvage. Ben, Karen and Felix fight it out to discover just how thrifty they can be in recovering motors, sensors and contro...
05:18 am -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget Scientists find a tailless comet from Earth's early days
It's well-established that the many asteroids and comets in the Solar System are the result of its violent early history, but finding an untouched example from the inner system is difficult. How...
12:25 am -04 - Sun, May 1, 2016
Engadget Samsung app helps premature babies hear their mothers
For babies, the sound of their mother's voice isn't just comforting -- it can be the key to healthy brain development. That's not easy to manage for premature babies stuck in incubator...
10:36 pm -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget 'Call of Duty' teaser hints at a bleak sci-fi world
The Call of Duty series has been embracing dark sci-fi settings in recent games, and that trend doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Activision has posted a teaser for Call of Duty: Inf...
10:36 pm -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget 'Call of Duty' teaser hints at a bleak sci-fi world (update: more)
The Call of Duty series has been embracing dark sci-fi settings in recent games, and that trend doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Activision has posted a teaser for Call of Duty: Inf...
08:37 pm -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Uber settlement protects travel with your guide dog
Uber has made some effort to accommodate passengers with special needs, but it certainly hasn't been perfect: in 2014, the National Federation of the Blind's California branch sued Uber for ...
07:04 pm -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Tech doesn't work with children and animals
It's a tale as old as time: Kids and animals don't mix with tech. Whether it's little Billy turning your new flatscreen on and off until it burns out or Rover chewing through another pa...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget US surveillance court didn't reject a single spy order last year
For years, critics have claimed that the US' Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is a pushover: it's allegedly so reluctant to reject spying orders that it's little more than a spee...
04:01 pm -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Valve will ban Steam cheaters via their linked phone numbers
Valve knows that players cheating on Steam is a serious problem, and it's taking action to address that in a few new ways. One is offering a matchmaking service for Counter-Strike: Global Offensi...
02:28 pm -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Windows 95 on an Apple Watch is wonderfully impractical
The quest to put Windows 95 on seemingly everything just achieved one of its biggest -- or rather, smallest -- feats to date. Nick Lee managed to get Microsoft's classic operating system running...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Garmin's 'Varia Vision' headset is the Google Glass of cycling
The thing about cycling is that it's only as complicated a pastime as you make it. An $80 Huffy performs the same basic function as a carbon-fiber street racer costing 100 times more, just with a...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Six robots inspired by real-life animals
By Cat DiStasioMany scientific and engineering developments were lifted right out of nature, but none more so than robots built to act like real-life animals. Biomimicry is the term for innovations li...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Why can't we stream more black TV shows?
Why Are so Many GreatBlack TV Shows MissingFrom Streaming Services?Alyssa Rosenberg,The Washington PostStreaming services are great for providing a seemingly endless supply of movies and television sh...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Barely hoverbiking, new hair dryer tech and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: YouTuber Colin Furze teamed up with Ford to build a working hoverbike within just a few weeks, from his shed. It runs off of two diesel engines so granted, it's pr...
06:00 am -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Roaming within the EU has just become cheaper
European decision-makers have been forcibly capping mobile roaming charges in the region for several years now. The last mandated reduction came into effect in July 2014, but today the European Commis...
03:47 am -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Watch a 360-degree video of SpaceX's rocket landing at sea
If you've ever had any doubt whether SpaceX's Falcon 9 really touched down on a barge, you should watch this YouTube video. It shows a 360-degree view of the drone ship as the rocket was lan...
01:38 am -04 - Sat, April 30, 2016
Engadget Puma's robotic running companion can keep pace with Usain Bolt
For some people, the RunKeeper coach's voice is enough to keep them motivated during a jog. Others need something physical to keep pace with. That's where Puma's BeatBot comes in. Devel...