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11:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget A digital music box for the nostalgic remix artist
Ye olde music boxes were the first way for folks to play songs in their home by using a mass-produced cylinders, each loaded with a unique tune. As the player rotated the tube, irregular pegs jutting ...
10:07 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Global internet speeds are on the rise again
Yes, South Korea still has the fastest internet in the world. But, according to content delivery network Akamai, average global speeds are up overall from late last year, jumping to 6.3 Mbps. More tha...
09:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget AI lawyer shoots down 160,000 parking tickets
Who said that chat bots were gimmicks? Certainly not DoNotPay's Joshua Browder. He recently noted to VentureBeat that his service's AI-driven virtual lawyer has successfully contested 160,00...
08:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget This intelligent tape measure may be the world's smartest
Regular tape measures are so last year. Forward-thinking creators (and anyone who needs to measure anything) should turn to Bagel, the "smart" tape measure. It also looks vaguely like a bage...
07:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget NBC: Rio 2016 broadcast is its 'most live Olympics ever'
While NBC has been criticized for years over its use of tape delay, a combination of multiple channels, live streaming and Brazil's favorable time zone (just hour ahead of ET) mean that shouldn&#...
07:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Google Fit gets a colorful redesign and improved goal setting
Google has rolled out a major Fit update with a complete visual redesign, new watch face and features for Android Wear, a new home screen widget, more detailed goal-setting and more. Version 1.57.50 i...
06:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget On-demand food service delivers beer with your meal
There's no shortage of online food delivery services, and services that deliver alcohol. However, getting both at the same time is a challenge. How are you supposed to complement that burger with...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Look at this ridiculous 200-watt laser bazooka
YouTuber and insane laser electrician Styropyro has outdone himself once again. While his previous experiments have led to a homebuilt lightsaber and a dangerous laser shotgun, this time has more than...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget 'Ghostbusters: Dimension' is a glimpse at where VR is headed
It was a struggle. My team and I spent several minutes fending off a malevolent spirit before finally subduing her, practically destroying a cramped apartment in the process. I was still reeling from ...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Intense music game 'Thumper' is a PlayStation VR launch title
Chalk up one more game available day and date alongside PlayStation VR. Drool has revealed that Thumper, its PSVR "rhythm hell" music title, will launch in sync with the headset on October 1...
05:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget PS Plus members get free early access to 'Paragon' on July 5th
In more Games That Aren't Overwatch news, Epic Studios is offering PlayStation Plus members a $20 Starter Pack for its hero brawler Paragon for free. That includes early access to the game over a...
05:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Toyota recalls another 1.4 million cars with defective airbags
Airbags have been at the center of the largest auto recall this year. Japanese corporate Takata's faulty airbags have forced major automakers to recall about 60 million cars in the US alone. Whil...
04:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Google Maps for mobile now handles multiple destinations
Believe it or not, the mobile version of Google Maps hasn't had support for multiple destinations. You could plan that multi-city tour on the desktop, but you'd still have to navigate one st...
04:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Last PlayStation VR pre-orders start on June 30th
Did you miss out on the first round of PlayStation VR pre-orders, but remain determined to get Sony's virtual reality headset on launch day? You have one last (official) chance to make it happen...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget BMW expands ReachNow car sharing service in Seattle
After its initial Seattle launch in April, BMW is ready to beef up its ReachNow car sharing service. According to GeekWire, the automaker saw some 13,000 members sign up to use its fleet of 370 i3s, 3...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget F-35 completes first transatlantic flight on delivery to UK
Marines forces on either side of the Atlantic have depended on air support from the versatile AV-8B Harrier jump jet and its marvelous Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capability to lift into flig...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget HTC is spinning off Vive into a separate company
HTC has seen its share of ups and downs and CEO shuffles in the past few years. Now, with its virtual reality division looking strong on the back of the HTC Vive release, the Taiwanese company is look...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget HTC's Vive business is now run by a new subsidiary
HTC has seen its share of ups and downs and CEO shuffles in the past few years. Now, with its virtual reality division looking strong on the back of the HTC Vive release, the Taiwanese company may be ...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Delays plague PlayStation 4 'Fallout 4' mod update
If you were looking to further explore Fallout 4's modding community as a PlayStation 4 owner, unfortunately you're going to have to wait a little longer. Bethesda has announced a delay to t...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Your NVIDIA Shield now plays Netflix videos in HDR
NVIDIA just underscored one of the advantages of having a high-powered streaming media hub: you can roll out new video features before anyone else. It's delivering an update to its Shield set-to...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget NFL legend Jim Brown settles 'Madden' lawsuit with EA
Nearly eight years after Jim Brown sued EA over the use of his likeness in Madden 09, the two parties are finally settling the case. According to Hagens Berman, the law firm that represents the legend...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Chevrolet cuts in-car LTE data pricing in half
The ongoing cost of owning a new car just got a little cheaper for Chevy drivers who opted to trick out their new vehicles with 4G LTE data plans. As CNET's Roadshow reports today, the automaker ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget The PlayStation 4 revisited: Small improvements for a solid system
Engadget is re-reviewing the current generation of game consoles, each of which has benefited from major firmware updates, price drops and an improved selection of games. We've already revisited ...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget ACLU sues US over law limiting data discrimination studies
It's no secret that algorithms can be biased against certain demographics, but the American Civil Liberties Union wants more proof -- and it's willing to go to court to get it. The organizat...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget VLC media player hits Windows 10 today, Xbox One this summer
At last, VideoLAN's VLC media player has a universal Windows 10 app... and it definitely won't be confined to conventional Windows devices for long. The developer has released a Windows 10 ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget 'Oddworld' creator on how customer feedback changed gaming
When Lorne Lanning released Abe's Oddysee, the 1997 hit PlayStation and PC platformer, "most people didn't know what 'www' meant." 19 years later, the world has changed, ...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget WiFi spec update promises to double your wireless speeds
You might not have to wait until 802.11ad arrives in earnest to get a big boost in WiFi network speeds. The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially debuted the 802.11ac wave 2 standard, which promises a big le...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Hitachi is rolling out a series of Roku TVs this fall
Roku TVs are a growing trend, with several manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon to bring the streaming service to their own televisions. Hitachi is the latest to join the club, planning on releasing...
12:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Walmart launches free two-day shipping nationwide
After a brief trial run in test cities, Walmart's plan to take on Amazon Prime launched across America this week, Reuters reports. The $49 per year ShippingPass membership now offers free two-day...
11:43 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Amazon is offering deep smartphone discounts for Prime members
If you're an Amazon Prime member in the market for a new smartphone, you might consider one of these enticing offers. The retail giant is offering exclusive pricing on select unlocked Android pho...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Uber will warn its drivers if they're speeding
Uber and safety are two words that can often sound like strange bedfellows depending on who you ask. The company famously refuses to issue basic safety checks to new drivers, with sometimes catastroph...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget South Africa's rich-poor divide, captured by drone
About 25 miles east of Cape Town lies Nomzamo, a township with a rough population of 60,000 and a population density of 44,000 per square mile. About 25 miles east of Cape Town lies Strand, a seaside ...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Flyability's Elios UAV is now even safer thanks to DJI
DJI has partnered with Swiss aerial tech company Flyability to make the Elios UAV aircraft even safer using a special image transmission system known as the Lightbridge 2. The result is a rescue drone...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Students can get a free Xbox One with a Surface Pro 4
With a new, slimmer Xbox One waiting in the wings, Microsoft is doing everything in its power to get rid of the older model. The original Xbox One is already down to $299, and starting today students ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook updates News Feed to show your friends' posts first
Over the next few weeks, Facebook is tweaking its News Feed ranking to ensure you see your friends' and family members' status updates before anything else. The social network gave its feed ...
09:36 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Original USS Enterprise prop restored to its former glory
There's probably enough material about the tragic afterlives of the USS Enterprise models to fill a small book, at least. Until two years ago, the 1701 prop used for Star Trek (1966) had been lef...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Pig poop could make more eco-friendly roadways
Today on In Case You Missed It: The chemical makeup of pig manure is so similar to petroleum that it's being tested as a more bio-friendly way to make asphalt roads, while the leftover bits can b...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget AMD's Radeon RX 480 is the new king of budget video cards
Instead of trying to build the biggest and most powerful video card on the market, AMD aimed at the low end with the Radeon RX 480. But that doesn't make it any less exciting than NVIDIA's r...
08:45 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives August 2nd
Microsoft hasn't done the greatest job of keeping its Windows 10 Anniversary Update schedule a secret (it inadvertently spilled the beans on June 28th), but it's at last official: the upgrad...
08:28 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Solve an FMV mystery with 'Her Story' on Android
It took a year, but Her Story, Sam Barlow's mystery game, has been ported to Android. Her Story is a full-motion video game where you're tasked with piecing together a story through watching...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Google: Symantec antivirus flaws are 'as bad as it gets'
Products from Symantec that are supposed to protect users have made them much more open to attack, according to Google. Researcher Tavis Ormandy has spotted numerous vulnerabilities in 25 Norton and S...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Abduct four pals for couch co-op in PS4's 'Alienation'
What's better than mowing down (virtual) alien hordes with a buddy sitting right next to you? When it comes to video games, not much. That's why the fine Finnish folks at developer Housemarq...
06:10 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Google is testing internet speeds straight from search
For years Ookla has dominated internet speed test traffic, but Netflix recently unveiled a simpler option. Now, Google may be muscling into the game with its own test that works straight from search. ...
05:35 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Sky's Now TV Combo unites live TV, streaming, phone and broadband
It's been a busy six months for Sky. Between launching a new powerful set-top TV box, sinking billions of pounds into original shows and exclusive sporting rights, the company has quietly been de...
05:14 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Google and Qualcomm are making Snapdragon chips Tango ready
Manufacturers can make their devices Tango compatible simply by equipping them with Qualcomm's new and upcoming Snapdragon 800 and 600 SoCs. According to Ars Technica, the chipmaker has been work...
04:16 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Microsoft drops Windows 10's 'messaging everywhere' feature
When the Windows 10 Anniversary update arrives this summer, it will be missing one thing we were expecting: messaging everywhere. The feature Microsoft has been testing was similar to Apple's cro...
03:26 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Salamander robot can walk, crawl and swim like the real deal
One of the latest robots out of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) can mimic the way a real salamander moves, whether on land or in the water. The EPFL scientists call it Ple...
02:27 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Electrostatic sheets promise super-light exoskeletons
Of all the reasons exoskeletons aren't widespread, weight is one of the biggest. Even the slickest designs still tend to need bulky machinery. Not at Carnegie Mellon University, however -- its ...
01:33 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget 'The Banner Saga 2' is making its PS4 debut earlier than expected
The Banner Saga was a gorgeous tactical role-playing game with some of the most attractive art around, akin to that of a great-looking animated movie. Its sequel The Banner Saga 2 was planned original...
12:58 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Valve's mobile version of Steam finally hits Windows Phone
Steam hasn't forgotten about the remaining Windows Phone faithful. It just seemed that way, with folks on Android and iOS getting a mobile app way back in 2012. The Windows Store listing says tha...
12:28 am -04 - Wed, June 29, 2016
Engadget Nintendo didn't show the NX at E3 over copycat concerns
Away from the media's prying eyes, Nintendo's investor meeting allowed some people to ask some surprisingly frank questions -- and glean a few more insights into where the company is going -...
11:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget IMAX will build your home theater for a mere $400k
For anyone tired of paying up for 3D IMAX movie tickets, the company is now offering in-home, high-definition, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, officially calibrated IMAX theater systems. All you need ...
11:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget The new 'Doom' gets its first update on June 30th
The new Doom is on the cusp of getting its first major update, and it appears to be worth checking out -- especially if you have fond memories of the original games. The upgrade arrives on June 30th ...
10:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Google is giving you power to control the ads you see online
Google has launched a new portal you can use to personalize the ads you see, and it has begun notifying users about it through either Chrome or Gmail. You can add topics of interest and your age and g...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter launches Dashboard app for small business accounts
To help business owners connect with their fans and soothe angry patrons, Twitter is launching yet another stand-alone app with a specific audience in mind. Twitter Dashboard is the social network...
09:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Further Zika studies increase the chances of a vaccine
The hopes for a Zika vaccine are seemingly getting stronger by the day. To start, Harvard researchers have successfully tested two vaccine candidates in mice -- reportedly the first instance of such ...
08:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget 'Batman: Return to Arkham' delayed indefinitely
The cheery news that Batman: Arkham Knight players get a weird new costume has been overshadowed by an update that Batman: Return to Arkham, a remastered collection of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman...
08:17 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget 'System Shock' remake is now live on Kickstarter with free demo
Welcome back to Citadel station. We hope your somnolent healing stage went well. We also hope you've ventured over to the official Kickstarter for Nightdive Studios' reboot of the seminal FP...
07:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Sony ends Ustream game broadcasts on PlayStation 4
When Sony released details about the PlayStation 4 ahead of its 2013 launch, it promoted a feature letting gamers broadcast their playing on the streaming service Ustream. Today, Sony announced that t...
07:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Artificial intelligence could be used to stop car smugglers
Chances are, you don't spend a lot of time thinking about the logistics of international shipping -- but you shouldn't be surprised that transportation hubs are ripe for export fraud. Part o...
07:04 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' Competitive Play mode launches on PCs today
Want to prove to the world that you're a top-notch Overwatch player? You now have your chance. After a quick public beta test, Blizzard is launching the team shooter's Competitive Play mode ...
06:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Curiosity finds evidence that Mars was once rich in oxygen
Mars may have had a much more Earth-like atmosphere rich in oxygen, according to JPL's Curiosity team. Using its laser-firing instrument in the Gale Crater, the intrepid rover found rocks with ma...
06:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Mozilla made a game to teach you the basics of encryption
Sure, people will tell you that encryption is important to maintaining your online privacy, but how do you wrap your head around the concept? Mozilla wants to help. It's introducing a web-based g...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Combat AI beats the Air Force's top tactical experts
A new artificial intelligence flight combat system dubbed ALPHA has taken on one of the Air Force's top tactical experts and won. Retired USAF Colonel Gene Lee &mdash; an experienced combat i...
05:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget New rules for Chinese App Store mean mandatory identity tracking
Chinese App Store users and developers will soon have to submit to upcoming Chinese regulations that dictates both app stores and providers must maintain a record of user activity for 60 days. ...
04:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Microscopic camera could be injected into your body
You may have seen some very small cameras in your day, but nothing like this. University of Stuttgart scientist have developed a 3D-printed, three-lens camera that's just 100 micrometers (0.004 i...
04:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget The free story mode for 'Street Fighter V' arrives this Friday
Earlier this month, we had a chance to try the first story mode Capcom has ever put into a Street Fighter game. It's a free update for Street Fighter V owners, but there was one detail missing: a...
04:04 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Zipcar tests pay-per-mile pricing system for short trips
Zipcar currently charges per hour to rent a vehicle from its fleet for a short time. The company is also testing pay-per-mile pricing in a few US cities, but there's no indication as to whether o...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget NASA's newest rocket booster is ready for deep space
NASA fired up a massive booster in Utah this morning. The powerful machine was put through its second and last qualification test in the desert before it's ready to facilitate the flight of the w...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Iraqis use off-the-shelf drones to battle ISIS
Let's say you're leading an Iraqi militia. You want to reconnoiter ISIS fighters' positions, but you don't have the budget for military-grade UAVs or helicopters. What to do? Fo...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Evernote's free plan no longer lets you sync more than two devices
Popular note-taking and organizational app Evernote is in the process of making a few changes. Starting today, if you use its free plan, you'll only be allowed to sync your notes between two devi...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter confirms it's launching an AR division with new hire
Following its acquisition of Magic Pony earlier this month, Twitter confirmed to me on Tuesday that it had hired Alessandro Sabatelli as its new Director of VR and AR. He will head up the Augmented Re...
02:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Pinterest wants you to shop for an item by taking its picture
If you've ever spotted someone wearing a pair of cool boots and wanted to know where to get a pair just like those, you'd be interested in a new feature coming from Pinterest. At an event in...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget The best cold-brew coffee maker
By Nick Guy &amp; Kevin Purdy 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.We looked at nine cold-brew co...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Code.org brings 'Frozen' and 'Star Wars' to its regular courses
If you have a few tots in your life who might be inclined to learn computer programming if their favorite Disney characters were involved, you might want to introduce them to Code.org. Both Star Wars ...
01:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Bose helps kids build their own speaker with a $149 kit
Fresh off of the introduction of its new QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones, Bose is back with another new product. This time around it's the Speaker Cube, a build-it-yourself Bluetooth speaker ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Facebook add-ons save and share stories in Chrome
Facebook's save-for-later feature just got much quicker if you're a Chrome fan. The social network is releasing a Save to Facebook extension for Google's web browser that lets you prese...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Clinton's tech policy includes student loan relief for startups
Now that we're down to just one nominee per party, we're starting to hear some finer points of the candidate's platforms. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton rev...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Microsoft revamps pushy Windows 10 upgrade process
After getting hit with a $10,000 settlement and accusations of shady Windows 10 upgrade notifications, Microsoft has pledged to clarify the upgrade options that users were struggling to wrap their hea...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Gene editing can end disease and fight global famine
We're looking at the single greatest advancement in genetics since Mendelev started growing peas. CRISPR-Cas9 gene-modification technology is powerful enough to cure humanity's worst disease...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget The Moto G4 and G4 Plus head to the US July 12th
You won't have to wait much longer to get your hands on Motorola's latest budget Moto G models. Both the Moto G4 and its more powerful sibling, the G4 Plus, will be available in the US start...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Amazon's new Dash buttons restock Nerf, Play-Doh and more
Since first introducing its connected buttons for easily ordering the goods Prime members use most, Amazon has regularly added new Dash options to its arsenal. Today the retailer tacked on 50 more, in...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a PowerCache 220 courtesy of Monoprice!
Whether you're a glamping enthusiast or just a gadget-addicted park lover, you'll need more than a simple battery pack to get through the day. It's also the season for outdoor adventure...
10:38 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Ask Alexa to add new features to your Amazon Echo
Amazon opened up Alexa to developers a year ago, and there are now over 1,400 apps or "skills," as the company calls them. To take the hassle out of installing those on your Echo product, it...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Hacker claims to have 655,000 health care records for sale
Hackers are getting all too creative in their bids to hold health care data for ransom. An intruder is selling records for 655,000 patients from three US health care organizations (in Atlanta, the cen...
09:55 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget VW agrees to $14.7 billion settlement over US diesel claims
After news of a settlement broke yesterday, Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal settlement will indeed hit $15 billion in the US. The official paperwork was filed with the Justice Department to...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's hand-tracking magic may lead to gamepad-free VR
The next Xbox One S console doesn't even have a Kinect port, showing that even Microsoft doesn't care about the depth sensor for gaming. However, it may yet make a comeback in VR. Microsoft ...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The CGI car stand-in and smart pill dispenser
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Mill Blackbird is a vehicle chassis that car commercials can use as a stand-in, rather than getting to film with an actual new car. The Pillo is a smart medication ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Amazon made flipping through books on Kindles and tablets easier
As useful (and as crazy thin) as e-readers can be, there's something terribly satisfying about thumbing through a sheaf of processed plant matter with words on it. While you'll never get the...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Todoist's business platform has a new activity log and notifications
Todoist has long been one of the best task management / to-do services out there. It works on just about every platform you could ask for and is frequently updated with useful features. But one of its...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Wink's smart home controller can hail an Uber car
Wink's Relay controller is about to do a lot more than tie your smart home together. The company is rolling out third-party service support that accomplishes tasks you wouldn't normally expe...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Doppler smart earbuds blend music with the outside world
Doppler Labs raised eyebrows with its Here Active Listening earbuds, which could amplify or tune out frequencies depending on how much you wanted to hear the outside world. Well, it's back with a...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget G2A attempts to appease game publishers with royalty payments
After coming under fire for how it handles sales of illegal video game keys, reselling website G2A has introduced a number of new policies that it hopes will appease developers affected by the practic...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Huawei's MateBook is beautiful, but fundamentally flawed
For many people, Huawei isn't a name they associate with premium gadgetry. Sure, it's the world's third biggest smartphone maker, and in China it's gained a reputation for quality,...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Baubax puts wireless charging ports in your clothes
Life would be so much easier if we could keep our phones charged just by slipping them into our pockets or purses. Startup BauBax thought so too, and went about crafting a set of garments that offer w...
07:30 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget The Even headphones make you feel better about your poor hearing
The best headphones in the world don't mean much if the listener's hearing isn't up to the task. A great pair of cans could offer clear, balanced sound that highlights every little nuan...
06:32 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Alphabet proposes scrapping buses in favor of Ubers
Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet's smart cities think-tank, wants governments to scrap buses and other forms of public transport. That's the headline stat coming out of a cache of documents obtained ...
06:32 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Alphabet proposes scrapping buses in favor of Ubers (updated)
Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet's smart cities think-tank, wants governments to scrap buses and other forms of public transport. That's the headline stat coming out of a cache of documents obtained ...
06:25 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Wileyfox returns with three more affordable smartphones
Fledgling British smartphone brand Wileyfox debuted its first devices last autumn, and one of them ended up being seriously good value for money. Not to lose momentum following these initial launches,...
05:29 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget 'Tetris' the movie is going to be a sci-fi trilogy
Empire has interviewed the man tasked with bringing a decades-old falling block game to the big screen -- and he says it's going to be a three-parter. Larry Kasanoff says that "because the s...
03:38 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Google adds song lyrics to search results
Looking to capitalize on the constant stream of people trying to figure out how does that song go again?, Google unveiled a new featured placement for song lyrics Monday. So, the next time you google ...
01:52 am -04 - Tue, June 28, 2016
Engadget Astronomers discover a nearby 'hidden' black hole
Astronomers compared data (and notes, we'd like to imagine) on a "peculiar" source of radio waves, concluding that what was once thought to be a distant galaxy is actually a nearby bina...
11:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Airbnb files suit against San Francisco over rental laws
Airbnb's long-running tussles with home-city San Francisco have escalated even further. The rental outfit recently sued the city, claiming that a new law requiring hosts to register their living ...
10:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Brad Neely's weird Adult Swim cartoon premieres on Vine
Adult Swim is consistently debuting new shows season after season, but usually not on Vine, right? That's why the fact that China, IL creator Brad Neely's Harg Nallin Sclopio Peepio is avail...
08:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Photonic Swiss watch engraving might keep counterfeiters at bay
Counterfeit jewelry is a big business. Sometimes the fakes are so convincing that it can be nearly impossible to tell if that Rolex you're eying is the real deal unless you have special equipment...
08:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Shark Week,' 'Resident Evil 5,' 'Marco Polo'
It's Shark Week, again. If you're in any way familiar with Discovery's summer celebration of all things shark, then you know what to expect. There won't be any Alien Shark episodes...
07:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Facebook debuts hand-picked event listings in 10 cities
In its latest attempt to seem a little more human and a little less algorithmic, Facebook debuted a new feature Monday that suggests interesting events picked by real, live humans in 10 major US citie...
06:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Dell made a 70-inch touchscreen for schools
Forget chalkboards and whiteboards in the classroom -- Dell thinks tech is the answer. It's launching a 70-inch touchscreen, the C7017T, that's designed to replace interactive whiteboards i...
06:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Expect a settlement in the Volkswagen emissions fiasco tomorrow
A federal judge has given Volkswagen until Tuesday, June 28th, to present a plan aimed at making amends in the diesel emissions scandal that's been dogging the company for nearly a year. Reuters ...
05:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Studios shutters Xbox Fitness at-home workouts
Xbox Fitness has provided an at-home workout with the help of the trusty game console and Microsoft's Kinect since 2013. However, the exercise option won't be around much longer. Microsoft S...
05:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget This laser-powered drum machine is a stunning work of art
We're big fans of homemade instruments, synthesizers and other noise makers here at Engadget. Russian artist Vtol created a massive laser-powered drum machine installation as part of Earth Lab, a...
04:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Google brings higher-resolution imagery to Earth and Maps
Every few months or so, Google improves the satellite imagery on services like Earth and Maps. Now, as part of its efforts to keep making the experience better for users, the search giant is going to ...
04:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Microsoft sued for $10,000 after unwanted Windows 10 upgrade
Microsoft's pushy and occasionally misleading Windows 10 update process has had some tangible backlash. According to the Seattle Times, a small business owner from California has successfully sue...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget 'Mass Effect Andromeda' novels tie into the full video game saga
Literary pop culture powerhouse Titan Books will publish four new novels in the Mass Effect universe between August 2016 and March 2018, as outlined in its 2016 Fiction Rights Guide. The books line up...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget My pointless quest to achieve perfect retro console fidelity
It all started about four years ago when I came into an old Sega Saturn system from the mid-90s. It was an entire console catalog that I completely skipped over back in the day. I hooked it up to my T...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Twitch introduces 'Cheering' emotes for tipping streamers
Twitch, the popular game-streaming site, has a funding problem. Not related to the company -- it's owned by Amazon and is just fine -- but its streamers. Like on other video platforms, creators a...
02:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Facebook Slideshow livens up your photos and videos
It's easy to post a ton of photos from your weekend adventures to Facebook, but let's face it: there are only so many people willing to flip through your photos one at a time. Facebook migh...
02:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Here's when that 'Minecraft' movie is finally coming out
Been waiting on pins and needles for news regarding the upcoming Minecraft movie? The good news is there's actually one big piece of news: a release date. The bad news? You're going to be wa...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Best Buy hopes to offer in-home tech advice
Best Buy can already send Geek Squad and Magnolia to your home when you need a fix or some help setting up a new TV. But what if everything is running fine, and you'd just like to improve your t...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Half of US households now subscribe to VOD services
With the various ways you can consume digital media aside from television and cable channels, it should come as no surprise that now, according to a new report from Nielsen, that about half of all hou...
12:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Google's virtual reality field trips are available to everyone
Have you been slightly envious of kids going on Google's virtual reality field trips? Don't be. As part of a broader educational push, Google is making the necessary Expeditions app availabl...
12:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget China launches its new mainstay rocket
China is celebrating the successful launch of its Long March 7 rocket, a key component and backbone of its future space program. As Xinhua News explains, the craft is designed as the "main carrie...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget HP's new touchscreen Chromebook is ready for Android apps
It's no secret that HP loves making Chromebooks, and today the company is expanding its lineup with the future of Chrome OS in mind. Enter the HP Chromebook 11 G5, an 11.6-inch laptop which featu...
11:39 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' soundtrack is going on tour around the world
It's not often a soundtrack associated with a video game, let alone one that's not been released yet, is taken on tour and played to audiences all over the world. That's exactly what�...
11:18 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Dolby's wide color range technology comes to Amazon Video
Amazon has already dipped its toes into the waters of high dynamic range video, but it's now ready to get its feet wet. The internet giant has started integrating Dolby Vision HDR into its video ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Google's Project Bloks tinker toys teach coding to kids
There has been a big push in computer science education in the last few years. The UK has made it part of its national curriculum, President Obama has pledged $4 billion toward a national computer sci...
10:46 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Amazon helps teachers share free digital education tools
Part of the promise of digital education is the ability to share knowledge between schools, but that's not easy when there isn't a central hub for making that happen. Amazon, however, think...
10:26 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Twitter's searchable stickers can add pizzazz to your photos
Post a lot of photos to Twitter but feel like they're lacking something? Twitter's changing that with today's announcement of #Stickers, which will let you spice up your pictures with p...
09:47 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Anki's tiny Cozmo robot is a Pixar character made real
Best known for its sleek and intelligent remote controlled cars, Anki is stepping into new territory with its latest product, a small robot toy named Cozmo. If you've seen Wall-E, you've alr...
09:27 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Tour de France will use thermal cameras to spot hidden motors
For decades, the world of cycling has struggled to come to terms with the amount of doping in the sport. Lance Armstrong leads a long list of athletes who have used performance-enhancing substances to...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Uber and Pandora to bring (more) music to rides
Since 2014, Uber and Spotify have allowed passengers to dictate the music that plays while the ride, much to the feigned delight of drivers. Now, the ride-sharing firm has also shaken hands with Pando...
08:15 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Edward Snowden is not a fan of Russia's 'Big Brother' bill
With Russia about to pass a law that will make it even more Orwellian than it already is, one of the nation's most famous residents has chimed in. Edward Snowden tweeted that "Russia's ...
07:10 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Google's Sundar Pichai latest target of social media hackers
Hacking group OurMine is continuing to make some of the tech industry's elite look more than a little silly. After a string of high-profile hacks, including recent takeovers of social media accou...
07:10 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Google's Sundar Pichai latest target of social media hackers (updated)
Hacking group OurMine is continuing to make some of the tech industry's elite look more than a little silly. After a string of high-profile hacks, including recent takeovers of social media accou...
06:05 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Twitter-bot plasters creepy smiles on celebrities' faces
Not all Twitter bots are racist -- some are genuinely creepy, (but in the best possible way). Take @smilevector, an algorithm created by New Zealand neural network researcher Tom White. If you submit ...
05:05 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Vodafone's Smart Ultra 7 is another unremarkable refresh
Vodafone is back in Moto G territory with the Smart Ultra 7, an own-brand smartphone designed to replace the decent Smart Ultra 6 from last year. The new model is a smidge more expensive -- &pound...
04:50 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Shoot actual fire from your eyes with this 'Cyclops' helmet
There are good and bad ideas in the DIY annals, then there's this X-Men inspired helmet that lets lets you shoot flames from your eyes. Developed by YouTube user "Sufficiently Advanced,"...
03:04 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Bizarre 'Street Fighter' gym gear includes Zangief dumbbells
Want a beach-ready body along the stylings of Chun-Li or Daddy Ryu? Capcom is here to help. In curious exercise of branding, it's announced a selection of gym equipment (loosely) inspired by a fe...
01:35 am -04 - Mon, June 27, 2016
Engadget Scientists want to make buildings from bone
A cityscape made of bone and eggshell might sound like the set for the final act of some big-budget fantasy epic, but the idea could help support ever-growing populations in our cities -- and reduce c...
11:38 pm -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget India's $4 smartphone arrives June 30th
We wouldn't blame you for thinking that the $4 Indian smartphone was just a pipe dream, but it's apparently quite real. Ringing Bells tells the Indian Express that its ultra low-cost Freedo...
09:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget Rolls-Royce expects remote-controlled cargo ships by 2020
Rolls-Royce isn't limiting its robotic transportation plans to luxury cars. The British transportation firm has outlined a strategy for deploying remote-controlled and autonomous cargo vessels. I...
08:15 pm -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget Wisconsin's sentencing algorithm faces a court battle
Many people are nervous about the prospect of using algorithms to predict crime, and a legal battle in Wisconsin is illustrating why. The state's Supreme Court is close to ruling on an appeal fr...
06:42 pm -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget Google reportedly ships its first non-Nexus phone this year
You might not have to wait long to see whether or not rumors of Google having more say over phone designs are true. Sources speaking to the Telegraph claim that Google will release a smartphone with...
05:10 pm -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget See the unusual way cancer cells spread
In many ways, the biggest problem with fighting cancer is containing it: you may kill the main tumor site, but there's a real chance that it'll spread and reemerge as a threat. At last, tho...
03:33 pm -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget South Korea hopes traffic signs will cut phone distractions
Cities have tried a number of exotic solutions to get phone-toting pedestrians to focus on where they're going (or at least, out of the way). However, Seoul thinks there's a simpler answer:...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget Chrome exploit makes life easier for video pirates
Media giants insist on copy protection systems in browsers to prevent bootleggers from copying video streams, but these anti-piracy measures aren't foolproof. Security researchers have found a f...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Essentials series: Logic gates
Join Ben, Karen and Felix as they teach you the basic functions of digital circuitry and electronics with logic gates. Using the basis of the Hackmanji game, you'll soon learn the difference betw...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget After Math: What are we watching?
These days, it seems the only news being reported is bad news. Britain's surprise exit from the EU stands to tear the nation in twain, Zika is spreading across the planet like viral wildfire, eco...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Solar Impulse's record flight and more!
This week the Solar Impulse made history by becoming the first sun-powered airplane to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, a team of Swiss students built an all-electric race car that smashed an acce...
07:01 am -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget 328 foot-long floating barrier will collect ocean trash
There are numerous efforts underway to clean the world's oceans, but The Ocean Cleanup is testing what may be both the simplest and the most ambitious. It just launched a 328 foot-long prototype...
02:26 am -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget Incipio just bought headphone maker Skullcandy
You probably don't see Incipio as more than the company who made your phone case or external battery pack. However, it's quietly becoming something of an accessory powerhouse: it owns brand...
02:26 am -04 - Sun, June 26, 2016
Engadget Accessory giant Incipio buys headphone maker Skullcandy
You probably don't see Incipio as more than the company who made your phone case or external battery pack. However, it's quietly becoming something of an accessory powerhouse: it owns brands...
11:40 pm -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Curiosity rover may sample Mars water
Scientists have already found hints of liquid water on Mars... now, they want to take a close look at it. NASA has revealed that the Curiosity rover will investigate recurring slope lineae (those str...
10:05 pm -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Google live support app would share your Nexus phone's screen
Buying a Nexus device straight from Google can be a little intimidating to newcomers. It's not as if you can visit a Google store or your carrier for help, after all. If an Android Police leak ...
10:05 pm -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Leaked Google support app shares your Nexus phone's screen
Buying a Nexus device straight from Google can be a little intimidating to newcomers. It's not as if you can visit a Google store or your carrier for help, after all. If an Android Police leak is...
08:28 pm -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Philippines man charged with raiding US celebrities' accounts
Online attacks against celebrities aren't limited to perpetrators in the US. American officials have unsealed charges against Peter Locsin, a Filipino who allegedly participated in a plot to com...
07:03 pm -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will stop making the Surface 3 in December
Microsoft's Surface 3 has been on the market for over a year with no successor in sight, but it now looks like the lower-cost Windows tablet is on its way out... well, eventually. The company has...
05:31 pm -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget IRS kills e-filing PINs prematurely due to cyberattacks
The IRS was gearing up to kill e-file PINs later this year, but it has decided to speed up its plans after discovering suspicious activity. These electronic filing personal identification numbers, whi...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Six gadgets made from LEGO bricks
By Cat DiStasioWhen kids play with LEGO bricks, their creations are limited only by their imaginations. A few colorful blocks can become a spacecraft, a bulldozer or a skyscraper with just a few moves...
02:28 pm -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Snowden's email provider confirms it was an investigation target
It's a poorly kept secret that officials targeted Lavabit's secure email service as part of their investigation into Edward Snowden's leaks. Heck, the US government inadvertently leake...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Bose's best headphones are even better wireless
When it comes to headphones, it can sometimes be easy to forget about Bose. The company doesn't debut new models as frequently as the competition, choosing instead to focus on quality, comfort an...
11:29 am -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Reuters: Big tech companies are auto-purging extremist content
YouTube, Facebook and other big internet companies are using automated systems to find and remove terrorist content, according to Reuters. Prior to this, they mostly relied on users to report extremis...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: How the 'Final Fantasy' film helped Hollywood
The 'Final Fantasy' film bombed,but its motion capturerevolutionized HollywoodJordan Zakarin,InverseThe animated Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within film may not have been a success in terms o...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The dogbot and a heart strap that beats surgery
Today on In Case You Missed It: Boston Dynamics introduced a new robot to the lineup and this one is both the smallest yet, and most adorable. The SpotMini is just two feet tall but in the video Bosto...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget A $1,500 smart oven made me the perfect leg of lamb
If you'd like to cook more but tend to feel disappointed by the results, you might be interested in the June. Announced last year, the June is an intelligent oven outfitted with a camera, a scale...
06:02 am -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 will get a larger camera, according to spy shot
Another week, another iPhone 7 leak. (Hey, it rhymes!) Following the set of components allegedly showing dual-SIM support, up to 256GB of storage and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the next iPhone, Chinese...
06:02 am -04 - Sat, June 25, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 will get a larger camera, according to spy shot (updated)
Another week, another iPhone 7 leak. (Hey, it rhymes!) Following the set of components allegedly showing dual-SIM support, up to 256GB of storage and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the next iPhone, Chinese...
11:52 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Four crops grown in simulated Martian soil are safe to eat
We're still not sure if we can Mark Watney our way through a Martian mission, because soil on the red planet contains heavy metals toxic to humans, including lead and arsenic. A team of scientist...
11:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget BitSummit 4 takes over Kyoto with more indie games and devs
BitSummit is back. The annual Japanese indie game festival recently announced its lineup of musicians and speakers including Koji Igarashi of Bloodstained and Castlevania fame, Rez creator Tetsuya Miz...
11:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Neural net photography tweaks go mobile with Prisma on iOS
We've seen DeepMind's acid trip photo creations and what it looks like when algorithms colorize black and white photos. But you need to be near a computer for the former, and do some pretty ...
10:26 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Facebook hires Google Fiber co-founder Kevin Lo
As Facebook continues its plan to help connect people around the world to the internet, it's finding help from Google. Recode reports that former Google Fiber exec and co-founder Kevin Lo has bee...
09:55 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget DHS seeks to ask foreign visitors their social media accounts
Someday, departure and arrival forms in the US might have a new section asking foreign nationals for their Facebook and Twitter accounts. The Department of Homeland Security has submitted a proposal t...
09:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Nevada gives its first license to a daily fantasy sports game
Nevada's gaming board shut down daily fantasy games from DraftKings and FanDuel late last year for fairly obvious reasons: they're gambling, and they need a license to operate in the state. ...
08:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Russia set to pass bill requiring ISPs to eavesdrop on customer data
Most of the Russian government's attempts to wrangle the internet sound like humorous tirades -- for example, banning Wikipedia for an article on cannabis. But when they command Twitter and Faceb...
07:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Celebrate 20 years of 'Quake' with a brand new game episode
Quake fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate these days. Wolfenstein: The New Order developer MachineGames is championing id Software's classic first-person shooter's 20th anniversary and ...
06:26 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget 'Destiny' distances itself from PS3 and Xbox 360 in August
It was bound to happen, the question was just a matter of when. The "it" I'm referring to, of course, is developer Bungie cutting off support for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget The Mill's shapeshifting Blackbird can mimic any car
Securing exotic, high-performance vehicles for a video shoot can be an expensive and arduous ordeal. Between dealing with availability of the vehicle, location, and filming, setting up the perfect sho...
04:52 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Oculus stops preventing VR games from working with HTC's Vive
In a big move for openness in the VR landscape, Oculus has stepped back from its position of blocking its games from working on the HTC Vive. The company quietly issued an update for its desktop softw...
04:40 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Same love
It's Pride Weekend in San Francisco, which means there will be over a million extra rainbow clad lovelies parading, dancing and celebrating in the streets and that's always fun. There's...
04:25 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Apple's differential privacy algorithm will require you to opt-in
The brief mention of differential privacy at WWDC earlier this month seemed to be in line with Apple's image. When senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi talked about the ways in which...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget FBI moves to keep its Tor hacking tool secret
In the legal back-and-forth surrounding the FBI's hack and subsequent arrest of 1,500 users of a dark web child pornography site called Playpen, the FBI has now moved to classify the Tor Browser ...
03:40 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant
The FBI did not need a warrant to hack a US citizen's computer, according to a ruling handed down on Tuesday by Senior US District Court Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. If the decision is upheld, it...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget The clownish fight over who hacked the DNC
A war of words has erupted over whether the DNC hack was an act of espionage by the Russian government, between soundbite-ready security firm CrowdStrike and a lone hacker who's unkindly claiming...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget NASA tasks the Hubble Telescope with five more years of service
Despite its successor launching in 2018, NASA is extending duty for the Hubble Space Telescope for another five years. The imaging spacecraft will continue to capture breathtaking photos from orbit un...
01:48 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget This DJI Phantom 3 drone hit a Quebec woman in the head
Picture this: You're out enjoying a sporting event, just minding your own business. All of a sudden a 2.7-pound DJI Phantom 3 drone falls from the sky and beans you squarely in the head. What do ...
01:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Genes, germs and bacon: A look inside my own DNA
There are times in your life when bad news smashes into your gut like a sledgehammer into the solar plexus. "You've got those double dots next to your CYP1A2*F, which means that we class you...
12:58 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Tune in to watch President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg live at 1:45 PM ET
This afternoon, President Obama will meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a panel of other young entrepreneurs at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Stanford's campus in Palo Alto. ...
12:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Pluto's moon Charon features a massive, deep chasm
While humans are still a long way away from going canyoneering on the moons of Pluto, we can at least start scoping out the terrain. In images shot last summer by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, ...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget The best tech and apps for your home office
By The Wirecutter StaffThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.You don't need the thinnest, lightest, or mos...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget DARPA's 'Virtual Eye' lets soldiers see around obstacles
Intel's virtual FreeD replay tech used in the NBA and other sports is cool, but it requires a lot of cameras and GPU horsepower. DARPA, the US military's science fiction arm, thinks the same...
11:23 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget 'Halo 5: Guardians' is getting Warzone Firefight this July
With the Halo Wars 2 beta freshly ended, Halo fans are likely looking for something solid to sink their teeth into. Halo 5: Guardians developer 343 Industries has come forward with exactly that: The b...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget New Gordon Ramsay mobile game brings the heat and profanity
Ever dream of working in a kitchen with Gordon Ramsay breathing down your neck? With the new Gordon Ramsay Dash game, which lands on iOS and Android next week, you can get a taste of cooking in a stre...
10:36 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget RZA teams up with Atari on a new video game-inspired album
RZA already made one big announcement this summer, and the member of the Wu-Tang Clan doesn't appear to be done yet. The rapper/producer announced this week that he's teaming up with Atari o...
10:12 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Sweden debuts the world's first 'electric highway'
Fossil fuels are bad for the planet, and freight haulage is one of the more carbon-intensive activities that operate today. That's why Siemens and Scania have teamed up to trial what's being...
09:48 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget MIT: More collaboration is needed to fight disease
As anyone who follows science knows, a lot of the fields have blended together. Medical research is dependent on robotics and other technology, while computer engineers are building neural networks th...
09:23 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget 'CivilizationEDU' takes the strategy franchise to school
Minecraft isn't the only game headed to the classroom these days. Next fall, CivilizationEDU takes the storied strategy franchise to schools, too. The game "will provide students with the op...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Saving the ocean and ghosting on love interests
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Burner chatbot would let a machine ghost on acquaintances you'd rather not text with anymore. So that's point one for the endtimes, zero for humanity. But...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Oculus claims exclusive games are good for the VR industry
Many have argued -- including our own Sean Buckley -- that the steady stream of platform-exclusive virtual reality games is a bad thing. Oculus has been by the far the most aggressive in pursuing such...
07:35 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Google creates VR montage of Pride parades around the world
Google has launched a new project to bring Pride parades around the world to people who can't physically be there. The tech titan calls the initiative #prideforeveryone and deployed employees fro...
06:37 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Roku puts your laptop in control of movie night
Roku already had a Windows 8 remote control app for phones and tablets, but to keep up with the times it's released a new Windows 10 version. Aimed at tablets and laptops, it makes controlling yo...
05:40 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Google connects Netflix to Android TV's universal search
Nearly two years after we first got our hands on the platform, Android TV is integrating Netflix with its universal search. Just last year we were complaining about the search on NVIDIA's Shield ...
04:40 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget NASA is making a robotic spacecraft that can refuel satellites
NASA has not only given the Restore-L mission its seal of approval, it has also zeroed in on its first potential client: government-owned satellite Landsat 7. The mission's goal is to develop and...
03:19 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Chrome OS is getting a much-needed storage manager
With Android tablet apps coming to Chromebooks, the very basic storage management in Chrome OS is going to be an issue. You can get your total free space via the Files App, but that doesn't give ...
01:58 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Should autonomous vehicles save passengers or pedestrians?
Oh, humanity. New research published in Science shows that we, as a race, want to have our cake and eat it too when it comes to autonomous vehicles. Specifically, we're totally okay with self-dri...
12:27 am -04 - Fri, June 24, 2016
Engadget Hubble discovers a new 'dark vortex' on Neptune
Researchers gazing through NASA's hardworking, time-bending Hubble space telescope spotted a new storm brewing on Neptune last month. As the space agency confirmed today, research astronomers ana...
11:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget 'Banner Saga 2' gets bigger and badder with Survival Mode
The Banner Saga 2 builds upon Stoic's brilliant Viking-fantasy universe, and it's about to get a little bit bigger. Survival Mode is available today as a free update to Banner Saga 2, allowi...
10:51 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Steam summer sale is poised to make a dent in your wallet
Are you ready to snap up a ton of PC games to add to your ever-growing backlog? Steam's summer sale has begun, and as always, it offers big discounts -- some bigger than others -- on over 12,000 ...
10:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget American Express teams up with Facebook to offer Amex Bot
If you're an avid Facebook user and American Express customer, you might want to pay attention. American Express has announced Amex Bot, the product of a collaboration with Facebook to offer its ...
09:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget YouTube Red's next originals include a 'Step Up' spinoff
YouTube just announced its second round of original series at VidCon 2016, and the biggest new series is a bit of a surprise. That would be Step Up, which will bring a "heart-pounding, sexy, musi...
09:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live will be able to stream Masquerade face swaps
Facebook Live is rolling out a handful of nice update these coming weeks, starting with the ability to broadcast straight from MSQRD (Masquerade). Fidji Simo, the social network's director of pro...
08:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget YouTube's mobile app will soon support live video streams
Ever since Meerkat bust onto the scene at SXSW in 2015, streaming live video footage from your smartphone has been a huge deal. Twitter's Periscope quickly blew Meerkat out of the water, and Face...
08:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Apple stops selling the Thunderbolt Display
We hope you weren't dead set on getting an Apple monitor to go with your Apple computer. The company has discontinued the Thunderbolt Display after keeping it on the market for nearly 5 years. Ap...
07:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Adele's '25' heads to streaming services now that you bought it
Chances are you've already purchased Adele's 25 if you really wanted to hear it or obtained it through other means. Now that the artist has enjoyed seven months of albums sales, the collecti...
07:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget 'Upfront' Uber pricing replaces estimates with guarantees
Soon, when you open up Uber and request a ride you'll see the pricing in a different way. Instead of its current method of displaying the rate (and multiplier, if surge pricing is in effect), wit...
06:33 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget CBS and Paramount release 'Star Trek' fan film guidelines
While Paramount and CBS's lawsuit against Axanar Productions is still ongoing, the two studios have finally produced a set of guidelines meant to govern fan-made Star Trek productions in the futu...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Chicago allows Airbnb to operate under restrictions
Alternate housing fans touring the Windy City, rejoice. Chicago's city council passed two measures yesterday to allow short-term rentals, permitting users to post their spaces on Airbnb so long a...
05:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $300 on a Whirlpool refrigerator
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...
04:59 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget House sit-in shows the power and potential of livestreaming
Forget the final few minutes of the NBA Finals. Forget BuzzFeed tying rubberbands around a watermelon until it exploded. Forget a woman trying on a Chewbacca mask in a car. Sure, these are all moments...
04:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Chicago decides not to clamp down on ride-sharing services
As is the case in many cities around the world, the debate over regulation of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft rages on. In Chicago, the city council voted down a measure this week that would&...
03:56 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Physicists create a 'quantum ruler' to measure the universe
A group of physicists from the Russian Quantum Center and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have come up with a new method of creating a special entangled quantum state, one that could be...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget The struggle to adapt storytelling for virtual reality
Storytelling in virtual reality has yet to take shape. While the simulated world of gaming has proven the visual capabilities of the medium, few have taken a crack at the art of building a compelling ...
03:08 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Soon your drone can avoid collisions using radar
Drones are all fun and games until their rotors casually meet your body. To avoid injuries, lawsuits and costly repairs, techies have built collision avoidance systems so your unmanned aerial vehicle ...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget There's a connected hearing aid, and it actually sounds useful
With every new gadget seemingly connected to the internet to automate your life, the question arises if a lot of those items are really useful. Now there's a hearing aid that connects to the Inte...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Does the world need another first-person, team-based shooter?
"I'm not the only asshole who had this idea a few years ago," Cliff Bleszinski says in between sips of a sugar-free Red Bull. He's perched in the lounge area of his studio's E...
01:56 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Boston Dynamics made a robot dog that can do your dishes
While it may not be as heartwarming as Cal Worthington's dog, Spot, Boston Dynamic hopes its newest quadrupedal robot, SpotMini, will find a place in your home. The SpotMini is a smaller version ...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget FAA fines Amazon for two more shipments of unlabeled chemicals
Last week, the FAA announced a $350,000 fine for Amazon after the retailer mishandled chemical shipments that resulted in injuries to UPS workers. Today, the agency hit the company with two more fines...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Instagram adds more video channels to your 'Explore' feed
Back in April, Instagram added a channel feature to the "Explore" feed inside its apps. Those video channels are getting a lot more options today, displaying content based on the topics that...
12:36 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget AP: VW will shell out $10.2 billion to settle emissions claims
Volkswagen is set to pay $10.2 billion to settle claims in the emissions-dodging scandal, the AP reports. Last year, Volkswagen was caught using software that disguised the true emissions output of 60...
12:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Solar Impulse makes first sun-powered Atlantic crossing
The Solar Impulse has become the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic on sun power alone. Piloted by Bertrand Piccard, it arrived in Seville, Spain this morning at 1:38AM ET, and was dramatically gree...
11:45 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile will offer unlimited data for European travel
T-Mobile is continuing its practice of proving to everyone why it should be worthy of the "Un-carrier" moniker. This time around, the company is offering unlimited data with up to 4G LTE spe...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget 'Vampyr' and the gender politics of 1918 London
Vampyr, the next game from Dontnod Entertainment features a white, male protagonist. For any other studio, this is de rigueur, something dictated by the gaming industry's presumed demographic. Bu...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Check out the BBC's new 'Robot Wars' House Robots
After a long hiatus, the much-loved gladiatorial game show Robot Wars is returning to the BBC. The new series, which will consist of six hour-long episodes, is bringing back the old House Robot gang t...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent Now is an open, ad-supported music and video platform
Chances are, most people still think of BitTorrent as a tool to pirate the latest Game of Thrones episode -- but for several years now, the company has been using its peer-to-peer internet technology ...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Science fund lets kids learn 3D printing, gene modification
President Obama declared June 17 to the 23rd to be the National Week of Making, and what better way to celebrate than funding research for kids? The National Science Foundation (NSF) created a $1.5 mi...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Alibaba founder says fake goods have 'no place' on his site
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has written an editorial for the Wall Street Journal, restating his stance on pirated goods. Last week, while speaking at an investor conference, the WSJ quoted Ma as saying th...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget BioLite camp stove add-on can cook wood-fired pizza
BioLite's latest add-on for its BaseCamp stove is perfect for outdoorsy types sick of eating chili and hotdogs while exploring the great outdoors. It's an oven that goes right on top of Base...
09:39 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Pluto might still have an ocean underneath its icy shell
Thanks to New Horizons, we now know just how complex Pluto's surface is, with its mountain ranges, deep cracks, volcanoes, canyons and heart-shaped plain. Scientists think those tectonic features...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Squashing brain cancer and autonomous drones arrive
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Airobotics drone system can autonomously launch UAVs and perform basic maintenance, like swapping out batteries. Researchers designed a device that agitates bubbles...
09:10 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget UK tech and gaming magazines are banding together
It's no secret that most magazines are struggling to retain, never mind increase their readership. The medium isn't dead, far from it, but the ever-growing competition online is forcing publ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Amazon backs 'Vainglory' mobile eSports tournament
Amazon is throwing its weight behind mobile eSports yet again. The company -- the Amazon Appstore, in particular -- is the main sponsor of the 2016 Vainglory summer eSports season. Vainglory is a mult...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Spin Samsung's Notebook 7 screen right round on June 26th
When we reviewed Samsung's Notebook 9, my editor Dana noted that it was an excellent back to basics model from the company. It didn't feature a touchscreen or even a rotating screen -- it ha...
08:19 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Netflix signs Vine star Cameron Dallas for new reality show
While you might be aware of Vine, Twitter's six-second social video service, you might not be familiar with its most popular users. With 9.4 million followers and over two billion loops, Cameron ...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget The G-BOOM bluetooth speaker is now just $80
It's 2016: We've landed rovers on Mars, developed self-driving cars and even made hoverboards (kind of). So, we shouldn't still have to choose between performance and portability when i...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's foldable electric bicycle costs just $460
Xiaomi may not yet have a drone that can carry people, but at least it has an electric bicycle now, and it'll only cost you 2,999 yuan or about $460/&pound;307. The Mi Qicycle is the second p...
06:55 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Kodi jumps into hardware with a Raspberry Pi case
As the app formerly known as XBMC prepares to launch version 17, the folks at Kodi are diving into something completely new: hardware. It's not a smart TV box on its own however, instead the proj...
05:50 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Google's AI fears are adorably mundane, for now
If Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and other ultra-IQ folks fear AI, shouldn't we? Even Google -- which produces terrifying robots (for now) -- sees the downsides, so its researchers have produced a p...
04:45 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget The best way to play 'Splatoon' is with a hacked water gun
Researchers and makers over at Kougaku Navi in Japan have been working hard on a playable Splatoon gun since March, and the latest model really looks the part. It combines a Wii U GamePad, controls tr...
03:33 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Apple left iOS 10's core code unencrypted on purpose
Apple is infamous for guarding its secrets tightly, so it came as a big surprise that the preview version of iOS 10 it released at WWDC has an unencrypted kernel. According to a spokesperson, though, ...
01:31 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber buys a gigabit ISP that uses fiber and wireless
Hoping Google Fiber will come your way soon? The Alphabet subsidiary just made an acquisition that could help it roll out high speed internet faster. It agreed to purchase Webpass, a company that curr...
12:30 am -04 - Thu, June 23, 2016
Engadget Computer simulations point to the source of gravitational waves
Since the first gravitational waves were successfully detected last September by the earthbound Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), scientists have wondered what made them. Tod...
11:28 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget FCC wants your help understanding radio noise
Interference from radio noise remains a big problem... and it's tricky enough that the FCC wants your help understanding the issue in the first place. The agency has put out a call for public in...
10:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Yuneec's 3D-sensing drone is available for pre-order
Have you been curious to see how a drone fares when it has Intel's depth-aware RealSense tech onboard? You now have a chance to find out first-hand. Yuneec has started taking pre-orders for the...
09:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget 'Furi' unleashes nothing but boss battles on PS4 and Steam this July
The Game Bakers' Furi is a neon-soaked fever dream in which you tackle boss after boss after boss in the vein of Shadow of the Colossus. It was certainly one of the more visually standout titles ...
08:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget 'Quake' marks its 20th anniversary
Attention gamers of a certain age: you're about to feel very, very old. June 22nd, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the original Quake, id Software's classic first-person shooter. It may n...
07:57 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Electric race car sets an acceleration world record
Electric cars are quick off the mark as a matter of course, since they're both very efficient with energy and always operate at peak torque. You probably haven't seen a road-going machine t...
07:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Nest will begin curating its Works With Nest products online
Home automation producer Nest wants to make things easier for you when it comes to building your connected home. That's why it will soon curate select items that work with your Nest products so y...
06:24 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook brings VR Reactions to 360-degree videos
In between shooting up enemy spaceships in Eve:Gunjack and watching your favorite shows in virtual reality, you can also use your Gear VR to browse 360 Videos on Facebook. Now, in addition to viewing ...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget 'Hotline Miami 2' is ready for your user-built sequels
The flashy, lo-res violence of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number just got a new lease on life. The long-awaited level editor companion just dropped its beta status and is ready to go live. Since the secon...
05:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Reddit users helped bust a national park graffiti artist
Graffiti artist Casey Nocket is learning first-hand about the consequences of sharing illegal acts online. She's facing a US-wide national park ban and 200 hours of community service after Modern...
04:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget California's last nuclear power plant to close in 2025
California's nuclear-powered dream has an expiration date. The state's utility conglomerate Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&amp;E) announced yesterday that they will close the last remainin...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Sony will pay out millions to spurned PS3 Linux users
A long-running lawsuit stemming from Sony's claim that its PlayStation 3 consoles would allow for third-party operating systems has finally come to a close. As Ars Technica reports, the class-act...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Simple Habit aims to de-stress you with 5-minute meditations
Yunha Kim knows a lot about stress. She founded Locket, an app that put ads on the Android lock screen, which was eventually bought up by the shopping app Wish. Starting and running her own company, n...
03:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Democrats use Twitter to amplify House sit-in over gun control
Democrats are currently staging a sit-in at the House of Representatives to demand a vote on gun control legislation, and Republicans aren't happy about it -- they're declaring recesses to s...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Instagram adds a translation feature for text inside the app
On the heels of announcing it amassed 500 million users, Instagram is adding a new feature to help its global audience better understand each other. The filter-driven photo and video app will get a tr...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Warrantless data searches narrowly miss Senate approval
A Senate amendment that would have allowed the FBI to search a suspect's phone and online records without a court order came very close to becoming a reality today. The legislation, introduced by...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Game studio claims it lost $450,000 to key resales
Game key resales are theoretically ideal for players -- you can buy that must-have title at a discount from someone who wasn't going to use it anyway. However, SpeedRunners developer TinyBuild wo...
02:10 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget 'Resident Evil 7' is going back to its horror roots
Capcom's Resident Evil 7 brings some substantial revisions to the series. The seventh major installment takes the franchise into virtual reality, but that's just the start of the changes you...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud serves up new music based on your listening habits
Nearly every music streaming service has a feature that gives you new music to listen to based on audio habit. Spotify has Discover Weekly, Pandora compiles a custom station and Apple Music is making ...
01:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget PS4's 'Detroit' couldn't have taken place anywhere else
When you set your story in a specific city, it's a very sensitive thing to do," said David Cage, director of the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Detroit: Become Human. "You don't ...
01:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget The marvel of microchips
Half a century ago, Westinghouse buried a time capsule at the 1964 New York World's Fair. In it were "Molecular Blocks," a company invention that squeezed "the functions usually pe...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Google will teach you to write Android apps
Learning to make your own Android apps isn't easy, especially if it's your first time programming anything. Do you find a tutorial and hope for the best? Sign up for classes at the local col...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Charge your phone with KFC's new take-out box
Suppose you've just fired up Yelp to hunt down the nearest KFC, texted your friends to get their order and then posted a sweet victory Snapchat of your crispy haul. That probably just took a chun...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget BET gets its own mobile streaming service
Viacom is making good on its promise to parcel out its channels as individual services for cord cutters. It's launching a BET Play app that lets you watch the network's black culture progra...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Dropbox's iOS app will scan the scraps of paper cluttering your office
Dropbox makes no bones about the shift the company has undergone in the last few years. Rather than focusing on end-user products (like the now-defunct Carousel photo app and Mailbox email app), Dropb...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Microsoft puts your company intranet on your iPhone
Look, we know: accessing your company's intranet is about as exciting as watching paint dry. However, wouldn't you rather have the option of using it from your phone, instead of having to s...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Drug trafficker gets 20 years thanks to emails he never sent
A UK man has been convicted of 20 years for drug trafficking conspiracy thanks to Yahoo emails in draft he thought were deleted, according to Motherboard. While already in jail, Russell Knaggs devised...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget MacOS Sierra first look: Siri, show me the new stuff
As of last week, OS X has a new name. It's macOS now -- macOS Sierra, specifically. The newest version of Apple's desktop operating system arrives next month in the form of a public beta, wi...
10:48 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Brexit: Where UK tech companies stand on the EU referendum
The political mud-slinging that has defined Britain's EU referendum has almost come to a close. At 7am tomorrow morning, polling stations will open and UK citizens will be allowed to vote on whet...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Microsoft updates Windows Maps as Here support is set to expire
Microsoft's mobile ecosystem is in rough shape, so it didn't help when Nokia sold its Here mapping software to a German auto consortium. That group promptly pulled Windows support, leaving u...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Formula E will pit drivers against gamers in virtual race
The joys of motorsport are in watching the perfect fusion of mechanical engineering and human ingenuity, right? Apparently not, as Formula E's leaders have decided that the competition will now e...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget FIFA vs PES: The battle to make the best soccer game rages on
FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer? It's a debate that's been around almost as long as I've been playing soccer (or football, to me and the rest of the world) games. Since their introductions...
09:38 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget CRISPR gene-editing approved for first human trials
A federal ethics and biosafety panel has approved the first ever human trials of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania aim to modify the immune system...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Deep learning computers decode human interactions
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT researchers made a deep learning vision system watch TV and it learned to predict when people are going to kiss, shake hands, high five or hug. Georgia Tech scienti...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Roost's smart water detector monitors your home's wet spots
Although less flashy than some of their connected home competitors, Roost's smart smoke alarms and smoke detector batteries are genuinely useful (and economical) pieces of a connected home. Now, ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget The new entry-level Kindle is thinner, lighter and still $80
The luxurious Kindle Oasis is no longer the new kid on the block. Amazon just unveiled its new entry-level Kindle device, which is more portable and packs in twice as much storage as the last model. A...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Hasselblad's X1D is a medium-format mirrorless camera
Yes, the rumors were true: Hasselblad has been working on a world's first type of mirrorless camera. Today, the Swedish company officially took the wraps off of its X1D, a compact shooter with a ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Samsung is encouraging filmmakers to create VR experiences
Samsung has launched a new initiative called "Creators" to entice storytellers and filmmakers to spin VR and 360-degree tales that Gear VR users can enjoy. To start with, the Korean company ...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Android Pay will tell you where it works nearby
One of the ways that Google is making Android more useful is by harnessing your location data for context-aware services. For instance, Nearby uses GPS and Bluetooth to monitor where you are, launchin...
06:10 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget NASA debuts new internet technology aboard the ISS
The ISS has a new technology on board that can transmit data from space much faster than what NASA uses today. See, the internet as we know it here on Earth doesn't work as well for spacecraft mi...
05:45 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Barclays launches its answer to Android Pay
Ever since Barclays publicly shunned Android Pay in favour of its own NFC payment platform, the bank has kept pretty quiet over when you can use its Contactless Mobile service. But today, and without ...
05:05 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget WiFi-connected hard drive fits a Plex server in your pocket
Over the years we've seen Plex's media software run across a number of different devices, from PCs to game consoles to NAS and cellphones. Now, it's teamed up with Western Digital for w...
04:05 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Tinder: one in five Brits swiped right to learn more about Brexit
Despite its reputation as a dating app for millenials, Tinder often uses its powers for good. In the US, it's already helped Americans find their presidential match and learn more about the dange...
04:03 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget The 'Burnout' successor from Criterion Games is no more
Electronic Arts' E3 keynote last week featured an awful lot of soccer (football to the rest of the world), Battlefield and Titanfall, but no word on how developer Criterion's post-Burnout ra...
02:58 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget BBM Video for Android and iPhone is now out in Asia-Pacific
Most BBM users finally have access to the app's video calling capability. BlackBerry has released the feature for Android and iOS in Asia-Pacific, which is apparently home to its biggest userbase...
01:19 am -04 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Engadget Stave off creepy texting partners with Burner's Ghostbot
If you've ever unwittingly received harassing texts or annoying messages from someone who got hold of your number somehow, you've probably made friends with your phone's block feature. ...
11:51 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Jump into the 'Overwatch' Competitive Play beta now
Overwatch, the massively popular online multiplayer shooter from Blizzard, is now bringing its Public Test Region live in North America, allowing PC players the chance to square off in the upcoming Co...
10:58 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget NASA's app turns your Apple TV into an ISS observation deck
According to NASA, the space agency's official app has been downloaded more than 17 million times on iOS, Android and Fire OS. Today, that same window into space exploration got even bigger with ...
10:14 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget 'Mighty No. 9' suffers Xbox 360 delays and a deluge of issues
Gamers eager to jump into the long-awaited 2D action platformer Mighty No. 9 were in for a rude awakening today after some concerning issues plagued the Kickstarter-funded title that looked to some to...
09:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Japan hires human employees to hunt for pirated anime
Japan's automated bootleg-hunting software isn't quite as effective as its government would like. So, it's boosting its anti-piracy campaign by hiring human employees to manually scour ...
09:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Japan is deploying pirated anime-hunting human personnel
Japan's automated bootleg-hunting software isn't quite as effective as its government would like. So, it's boosting its anti-piracy campaign by hiring human employees to manually scour ...
09:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget VLC for Android now plays videos from your local network
VLC for Android just became much, much more useful if you like full control over how and where you play your videos. The newly released VLC 2.0 rolls in a few big features that you may well have misse...
08:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Venus' electric wind stripped its atmosphere of water
Venus is even less forgiving than scientists thought. NASA researchers have discovered that the planet has an electrical field so massive (five times larger than Earth's) that it creates a wind s...
08:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future cleared to test self-driving cars in California
Faraday Future isn't waiting for Michigan to get its act together before it starts testing self-driving cars in the US. Reuters has confirmed that the fledgling company has received approval to ...
07:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Yahoo's latest mobile app is a conversational travel planner
Yahoo's latest mobile app wants to help you browse more than just the internet. Radar, which launched today for iOS, acts as your "virtual travel guide" by using machine learning and ar...
06:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Sonos puts speaker controls on your iPhone's lock screen
Ask iPhone-toting Sonos speaker owners about their biggest gripe and they'll probably point to the lack of at-a-glance controls. You have to launch the app every time, which is a pain when you ju...
06:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Newborn exoplanet might be the youngest ever observed
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has made another interesting cosmic discovery, the space agency reports this week. The youngest, fully formed exoplanet ever observed has been spotted...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk's companies team up: Tesla offers to buy Solar City
Tesla Motors and Solar City have always had a close link (Elon Musk is the chairman of both companies, and Solar City was founded by two of his cousins) but now they may come under one roof. They alre...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk's companies team up: Tesla offers to buy SolarCity
Tesla Motors and SolarCity have always had a close link (Elon Musk is the chairman of both companies, and SolarCity was founded by two of his cousins -- the Wall Street Journal breaks down the crossov...
05:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Teen responds to 'Overwatch' naysayers with a live skill display
If you're good enough at a video game for people to claim that you're cheating, what do you do? Shrug it off? Talk smack in return? If you're Gegury, a 17-year-old Korean pro gamer, you...
05:04 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget BMW will repurpose i3 batteries for home energy storage
As the current crop of electric vehicles start to show their age, the EV industry is going to have to start dealing with a surplus of used batteries that once kept those cars rolling. Now, with over 4...
04:47 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Vue comes to your Roku player
Come next week, you'll be able to watch your PlayStation Vue programming from pretty much anywhere. Sony announced on Tuesday that the streaming platform is available on Roku devices and will rol...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook is paying media companies millions to stream live video
Earlier this year, Facebook went all in on Live Video, placing it in a place of prominence in its app as well as promoting it rather heavily on the web. Now it appears that the company is even going s...
04:17 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Feds finalize rules for commercial UAVs
The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that they had completed the first set of operational rules for commercial UAV flights in the US. Any UAV under...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Samsung pours $1.2 billion into the Internet of Things
Samsung is willing to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to the Internet of Things. The electronics giant is spending $1.2 billion on IoT development in the US over the next 4 years, shar...
03:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Mozilla's next logo will be shaped by its users
It's time for Mozilla to get a new look and, true to its open-source roots, the Firefox developer is turning to the community for feedback on what its redesign should entail. The nonprofit has la...
03:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget The hostile takeover of 'Watch Dogs' studio Ubisoft continues
Ubisoft, the studio behind Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, South Park, Rabbids and plenty of other off-the-wall franchises, is slowly losing itself. The company is being swallowed up by Vivendi, th...
02:51 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Cities are collaborating on rules for Uber and Airbnb
The sharing economy,and the companies that embody it, have often waded into a fight wherever they set up shop. That's because local governments aren't nimble enough to cope with such radical...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Taylor Swift and 179 artists urge Congress to update copyright law
A group of 180 artists and musicians, including Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Carole King, Vince Staples and Kings of Leon, want Congress to take action on the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (D...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Microsoft brings mobile payments to your Windows 10 phone
Windows 10 users have been left out of the tap-to-pay trend while their friends use the likes of Android Pay and Apple Pay, but they're about to catch up in style. If you're a Windows Inside...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's 'internet mash-up' service Flow gets a mobile app
Microsoft introduced the world to its online automation service just last month, but now it's announcing Flow mobile for iOS. If you missed it, the service allows you to join up myriad online app...
01:12 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget WSJ: This year's iPhone won't feature big changes
If you're eagerly awaiting a load of new features for this year's iPhone, you might be a bit disappointed come fall. The Wall Street Journal reports that the upcoming models will offer only ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget 'Outlast 2' drops you in a desert for a fresh batch of nightmares
The Outlast 2 demo made me jump and shriek in the middle of the E3 show floor, in Microsoft's rowdy Xbox space where I was surrounded by swashbuckling pirates, roaring racing games and joyous fan...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Brain-like computers may now be realistic
Power consumption is one of the biggest reasons why you haven't seen a brain-like computer beyond the lab: the artificial synapses you'd need tend to draw much more power than the real thing...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Twitter has a new app to help celebrities chat with fans
To help celebrities, public figures and other influencers more actively engage with their audiences, Twitter has a new standalone app that offers some helpful insight. The appropriately named Engage a...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget The best air conditioner
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After five summers of researching, testing, and re...
11:35 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Tumblr officially joins the live video party
It's official: today, Tumblr joins Facebook, Twitter and Amazon as the latest platform to add live video streaming. In a post on Live Video dot Tumblr dot com, Yahoo's quirky social network ...
11:10 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Robin 'cloud phone' courtesy of Nextbit!
In case you weren't paying attention, the unique Nextbit Robin phone launched earlier in the year and this week, two lucky readers will get one of their own. The company's founders and staff...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Nest can slash people's energy use during peak prices
In California, energy companies have to switch all customers to Time of Use (TOU) rate plans by 2019. Under TOU, energy prices change throughout the day -- it won't be easy to monitor rates and a...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Twitter stretches Vines and video posts to 140 seconds
Starting today, Twitter users will get just as many seconds of video as they do characters of text. According to an announcement, Twitter is opening up 140-second videos to everyone on the service. Li...
09:56 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Instagram's expansion continues as it tops 500 million users
With 1.6 billion users, Facebook is used to big numbers. Even Whatsapp has one billion people using it every month. Instagram, on the other hand, isn't quite as big as its counterparts, but that ...
09:46 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Karhoo takes its taxi-comparison app to more UK cities
Six weeks after its launch in London, Karhoo is taking on the rest of the UK. The ride-hailing app, which lets you compare different taxi companies simultaneously, is yet another alternative to Uber, ...
09:31 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Acura built an electric NSX to tackle Pikes Peak
Acura's eagerly anticipated next-gen NSX is finally going into production for 2017, but the car will hit the road before then -- sort of. The company will race a highly modified version at the Pi...
09:01 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Adobe Photoshop adds Content-Aware Crop and font suggestions
Adobe usually announces significant updates to Creative Cloud every six months, and its delivering another right on schedule. While the changes are scattered across all of the apps in the company'...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: 3D-printed, autonomous bus starts shuttling people
Today on In Case You Missed It: Local Motors is testing a self-driving, electric mini-bus that lets passengers communicate with the bus about the weather and where they're located as they are shu...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop One team dreams of connecting Europe and China
Hyperloop One has teamed up with the city of Moscow and a local company to explore bringing the Hyperloop to Russia. The trio will investigate how and where such high-speed transportation can be integ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Computers learn to predict high-fives and hugs
Deep learning systems can already detect objects in a given scene, including people, but they can't always make sense of what people are doing in that scene. Are they about to get friendly? MIT C...
07:45 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget John Oliver's Brexit takedown won't air in the UK until after EU vote
As Britain gears up to vote in the EU referendum later this week, broadcasters are constantly working to ensure their coverage remains impartial. One such company is Sky, which has this week been forc...
06:12 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Tencent buys the game company behind 'Clash of Clans'
As Candy Crush and Kim Kardashian have taught us, there's a lot of money in cheesy mobile games. Tencent has purchased Clash of Clans maker Supercell in a deal that values it at $10.2 billion. Th...
05:00 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Fully-autonomous drone launcher never needs a pilot
Having UAVs conduct routine aerial surveillance is already having a transformative effect on farming and and energy production but they can only operate when there's a human at the controls. That...
04:05 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Ultrasound implant can help chemo drugs reach brain tumors
One of the biggest problems with brain cancer treatment is that only a limited amount of chemotherapy drugs make it through. See, our brain's blood vessels are tightly lined with cells to keep ou...
03:16 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Android Pay Day offers UK discounts for mobile payments
Now that Android Pay is available in the UK, Google wants to make sure people are actually using it. The company has come up with a promotion called Android Pay Day, which offers discounts every month...
03:01 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget UE adds Google and Siri voice integration to its Boom speakers
Today, Ultimate Ears is pushing out a software enhancement that's available for both the UE Boom 2 and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers. With an app refresh and OTA update, users will now be able to a...
01:46 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Fitbit introduces a new tool to help you get a good night's sleep
If you purchased a Fitbit with the hopes of improving your workout plan but ended up using it to track your sleep, you might want to check out the latest addition to the official Fitbit app. The new S...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, June 21, 2016
Engadget Sphero's SPRK robot for kids can now withstand more abuse
Nearly two years ago, Sphero decided to turn its robot ball into more than a toy. The company launched SPRK, an educational program for kids to build up their coding skills, as a complement to its cha...
11:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget CBS names an exec to develop shows for its streaming service
Like it or not, CBS will be creating more series for its year-old streaming service. CEO Les Moonves promised the addition of "three to four original series per year," starting with a new St...
11:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Apple Pay users can withdraw money from select BoA ATMs
If you're an Apple Pay user with access to the cardless ATMs Bank of America installed earlier this year, you might be able to withdraw cash from the machines using your phone. Reports that BoA&#...
10:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget New York energy company is using drones for inspection
Different industries and companies use drones for different tasks. For New York energy provider Con Edison, that task is to inspect 10-story boilers that produce steam and energy for some of the most ...
09:21 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Google Prompt streamlines two-step verification
It seems like not a week goes by without news of a major password hack, and the subsequent reminders to turn on two-factor verification for all of your devices and services. So, to make the process th...
08:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Your iBooks price fixing credit is on its way
Don't fret about your piece of Apple's e-book price fixing settlement -- the check is in the mail, virtually speaking. The attorneys behind the class action lawsuit have revealed that digit...
07:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent to launch peer-to-peer streaming news network
BitTorrent is looking to expand its live streaming offerings by launching a TV news network in time for the November election, Variety reports today. The news network would be an expansion of the OTT ...
06:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Mighty No. 9'
As usual, the season's penultimate Game of Thrones episode was explosive, leaving us to wonder what's left for the season finale this week, along with the season finale of Silicon Valley. Be...
06:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget China made the world's fastest supercomputer using its own chips
There's a new computing champion... and unlike past years, this one doesn't depend on any Western tech to crunch numbers. Top500 has declared that China's Sunway TaihuLight, a 40,960-n...
05:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Single-molecule switch gets us closer to light-powered computers
The computer and gadget industries have boosted the power of components by shrinking them to near-microscopic scale. One radical field, molecular electronics, takes this to its logical extreme: constr...
05:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Microsoft helps you create links to your phone apps
You know the problem -- you want to go back to something you saw in a mobile app, but you either forgot to save your place or couldn't save it at all. What to do? If Microsoft Research has its ...
04:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget How 'Game of Thrones' put together its biggest battle yet
If you're caught up on Game of Thrones, you're probably still reeling from last night's "The Battle of the Bastards." The show is no stranger to big battle scenes, but it was ...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Facebook's board of directors re-elects Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel, the early Facebook investor and board member who admitted last month to secretly financing multiple lawsuits against Gawker Media, will officially remain on Facebook's executive boar...
03:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget CW shows could leave Hulu, head to Netflix sooner
One of the worst parts about getting your TV fix through services like Netflix and Hulu is that your favorite show can disappear on any given day, with little warning. If you're a fan of the CW (...
03:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget CW shows like 'Arrow' might be leaving Hulu this year
One of the worst parts about getting your TV fix through services like Netflix and Hulu is that your favorite show can disappear on any given day, with little warning. If you're a fan of the CW (...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' composer on making truly epic scores
Ramin Djawadi's theme for Game of Thrones has inspired covers upon covers. The Iranian-German composer's music has helped shape the magic, power and terror on every episode of HBO's mos...
03:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Tumblr to launch live video with an hour of wacky streams
It seems Tumblr is planning to jump on the live video bandwagon to join Facebook, Twitter and Amazon. The blog platform has posted eight updates on a subdomain that features a logo with the words &quo...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger's SMS push might break Android app rules
Did you think Facebook was a little too eager to have you using Messenger for SMS on your Android phone? You're not alone. Concerns are mounting that Facebook's SMS prompt might violate Go...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger's SMS push might break Android app rules (updated)
Did you think Facebook was a little too eager to have you using Messenger for SMS on your Android phone? You're not alone. Concerns are mounting that Facebook's SMS prompt might violate Goog...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Elmo takes the spotlight in new YouTube series
Sesame Street's producers realize that kids these days are spending their days glued to devices other than their TVs. Its presence on YouTube has more than two million subscribers, and it recentl...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Google now tells you why you're feeling sick
Google made improvements to how you search for symptoms and illnesses in the past, and now it's looking to be even more helpful. The company will now show you a list of medical conditions when yo...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget FCC lays out its big 5G push
Speaking at the National Press Club on Monday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler made an impassioned plea for the US to take the lead in developing a wireless 5G standard. "T...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Apple might open stores in India thanks to relaxed rules
Apple might not have to bend over backwards to open stores in India: the country has loosened its rules on locally-sourced products in a way that gives foreign companies a shot. First-party retailers ...
11:47 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Experimental Zika vaccine approved for human trials
The Food and Drug Administration approved an experimental Zika vaccine called GLS-5700 for a clinical trial in humans earlier today, the first such treatment to get an official nod from the agency. In...
11:26 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Microsoft trashes Chrome's battery life
Your choice of web browser can have a tremendous effect on your laptop's battery life, and Microsoft is determined to prove that its Edge browser the most efficient of them all... at Google'...
11:05 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Huawei's MateBook heads to the US on July 11th for $699
Huawei's Surface competitor, the Matebook, is headed to the US on July 11th starting at $699. Announced back at Mobile World Congress, it's a 12-inch laptop/tablet hybrid that weighs in at a...
10:29 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Twitter buys a machine learning company to improve your videos
Facebook isn't the only social network to see some value in artificial intelligence. Twitter has bought Magic Pony, a small London outfit that specializes in using machine learning to process vis...
09:58 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Spotify racks up 100 million active users
If there was any doubt that streaming music is here to stay, Spotify just removed it. The service has confirmed that it now has over 100 million users who listen at least once a month. That's not...
09:27 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Paris fears Amazon Prime Now will 'destabilize' its economy
Amazon has brought its one-hour grocery delivery service to Paris, and the city isn't thrilled. Prime Now is available to Premium subscribers who pay &euro;49 per year (Prime is called "...
09:01 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Zungle sunglasses double as bone-conduction headphones
Sometimes the worst names come attached to the best ideas. Take Zungle, for example. It had the bright thought to pair bone-conduction headphone tech with sunglasses, and then decided to call that pro...
08:31 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget New York criminalizes the use of ticket-buying bots
If you failed to get tickets for your favorite band, even though your finger was poised on the "buy" link the instant they went on sale, don't worry -- you never stood a chance. They we...
07:36 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Nike FuelBand designers bought by a consulting giant
Synapse, a key creator of the Nike+ FuelBand (among other gadgets), is moving on to greener pastures. Product development giant Cambridge Consultants has bought Synapse for an unspecified amount. As...
06:41 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Acer admits hackers stole up to 34,000 customer credit cards
If you bought an Acer device from the company's store in the last year, there's a chance that your credit card info was hijacked. The Taiwan-based company informed California's attorney...
05:35 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Russia debuts the largest ever nuclear icebreaker
Russian cargo ships understandably have to wade through a lot of ice, and the country plans to deal with that frozen water in style. It recently floated out the Arktika, which it bills as the "l...
03:55 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget Roku players now search for news videos
Your Roku player may be an entertainment machine at heart, but it's also becoming an information hub. Roku has expanded its search feature to look for videos across 50 services, that now include...
03:01 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget BT's Smart Hub router promises stronger, more reliable WiFi
While it's possible to buy and install your own router, most people stick with the one supplied by their Internet Service Provider (ISP). Most are drab and generally underwhelming, both from a de...
01:29 am -04 - Mon, June 20, 2016
Engadget 'Football Fan Shirt' uses haptics to help you feel the big match
If you're already a huge fan of football (aka soccer) and wish you could feel those sweet victories and bitter defeats, Wearable Experiments thinks it can help. Just in time for the Euro 2016 tou...
11:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Researchers build a 1,000-core processor
You may have heard of many-core processors before, but you probably haven't seen anything like this. UC Davis has developed the KiloCore, a CPU that (as the name suggests) packs a whopping 1,000...
10:49 pm -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Groove builds smart music playlists around your tastes
Smart music discovery playlists are all the rage right now (just ask Spotify), and Microsoft knows it. It recently introduced a Your Groove feature to Groove Music that automatically creates playlist...
09:28 pm -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Add-on brings Game Boy cartridges to your Android phone
Hyperkin toyed with gamers last year when it teased a peripheral that would play real Game Boy cartridges on your phone, but it wasn't just kidding around -- it's making good on its word. Th...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget AI is nearly as good as humans in detecting breast cancer
Someday, computers could help doctors diagnose diseases much faster than they can today. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have developed a...
06:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Hackmanji board game, part 2
Ben, Karen and Felix continue to work on the Hackmanji board game puzzle. In particular, they've attempted to make it educational, with electronic logic gates ranging from AND, OR to XOR. Ben bre...
05:03 pm -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Google AI learns how to play soccer with a virtual ant
Google's DeepMind has conquered some big artificial intelligence challenges in its day, such as defeating Go's world champion and navigating mazes through virtual sight. However, one of its ...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget New York votes to ban ads for whole apartments on Airbnb
New York already makes it illegal to offer your whole apartment for short-term rentals through services like Airbnb, but it's giving that legislation some added bite. As part of a flurry of end-o...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Mini review video: Our verdict on the OnePlus 3 in a minute
While you were refreshing Engadget to see all the new stuff Apple, Microsoft and Sony announced this week, you may have missed the fact that OnePlus came out with a new phone. The OnePlus 3 -- yes, th...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget The After Math: FIRST!
Now that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has come right out and declared "America First", a popular slogan among white nationalists throughout the country, here's a look at ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget 'Batman Arkham VR' put me inside the Batsuit
Telltale wasn't the only developer that brought Batman to E3 this year: The folks at Rocksteady Games packed The Dark Knight into their suitcases as well. Batman Arkham VR was a surprise reveal a...
10:59 am -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Blue Origin lands its reusable rocket a fourth time
Blue Origin's reusable rocket is practically running like clockwork. The private spaceflight outfit has successfully landed its New Shepard rocket a fourth time (during its first-ever live strea...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: The world's skinniest tower, and more!
Local Motors just unveiled the bus of the future, and it's fully autonomous, made by a 3D printer and controlled by IBM's flagship artificial intelligence system. In other transportation new...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Driverless cars could be the future of racing
Translogic host Jonathon Buckley heads to Thunderhill Raceway for the first Autonomous Track Day. We caught up with Silicon Valley entrepreneur and event organizer Joshua Schachter to find out if driv...
02:27 am -04 - Sun, June 19, 2016
Engadget Waze will help you avoid difficult intersections
You know those intersections with no traffic lights and everyone's trying to cross at the same time? Waze calls them "difficult intersections," and the navigation app will help you avoi...
11:36 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget Cryptocurrency raider takes $60 million in digital cash
A cryptocurrency is only as reliable as the technology that keeps it running, and Ethereum is learning this the hard way. An attacker has taken an estimated $60 million in Ethereum's digital mon...
09:31 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget Pentagon wants more people to hack its websites and networks
The Department of Defense's Hack the Pentagon program was apparently so successful, the agency has decided to extend and develop new initiatives for it. Similar to Facebook's, Twitter's...
08:25 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live death highlights the risks of livestreaming
Facebook Live is great for capturing events as they happen. However, like any other live internet broadcast, it's becoming clear that there's also a dark side. Police have confirmed to the...
06:58 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget Apple won't assist the Republican convention due to Trump
Apple has made a number of firm political stands ever since Tim Cook took the helm, and it's not about to back down any time soon. Politico sources (backed by in-the-know journalist John Paczkows...
06:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget Six gadgets for a green camping trip
By Cat DiStasioThis week marks the start of summer, and campers across the nation are getting ready to explore the great outdoors. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to go off-grid while keeping ...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget 'Battlefield 1' learned a lot from 'Star Wars: Battlefront'
When Electronic Arts and DICE released Star Wars: Battlefront last fall, fans complained that it was far too simple; a shell of a game. The reaction was justified, but as shallow as the game was, it w...
03:58 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 may keep the headphone jack and support dual SIMs
One of the most intriguing rumors about the upcoming iPhone 7 is that it'll ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, meaning users will have to get audio output via Lightning or Bluetooth. But according t...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget New York votes to legalize daily fantasy sports games
If you've wished that the daily fantasy offerings from DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo would come back to New York following their shutdown in March, you might just get your wish. State legislators...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Echo Dot is a great way to bring Alexa to more rooms
I haven't been shy about my love for the Amazon Echo. I wake up with it, and aside from my phone, computers and TV, it's one of the gadgets I rely most on most throughout the day. So when Am...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget Mercedes Benz's E300 is a luxury car that happens to be high-tech
The Mercedes Benz E-Class has always been fancy. Wood, leather and a sense that you've made some pretty solid life choices are all part of the package. But the automaker has also been on the cutt...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget As Scoot has grown, so has the size of its rental bikes
Scoot's red scooters, frequently seen weaving in and out of San Francisco traffic like tiny army ants, are getting an upgrade. Not only are the rental scooters getting bigger, but they thankfully...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Why is 'Orange Is the New Black' so good?
'Orange Is the NewBlack' is Netflix'sonly great dramaAlison Herman,The RingerThe fourth season of the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black starts streaming this weekend, and ...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, June 18, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: NASA is studying how fire acts in space
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA is studying how fire acts in space to guard against a potential outbreak in an environment as fragile as the International Space Station. A baby monitor for people...
11:58 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Pro-Uber Austin politician sues to abolish fingerprint rule
Uber and Lyft have found a friend in Austin City Council Member Donald Zimmerman. The pro-ridesharing politician has filed a lawsuit against the mayor in an effort to overturn the rule requiring drive...
11:48 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Tablo's live TV and DVR features now work on the Apple TV
During CES Tablo promised its $200 box that tunes into and records OTA TV would eventually get an Apple TV app, and now it has delivered. It already works with boxes like Roku and Fire TV, and on the ...
11:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' developer ends 'legal nonsense' battle over name
There's no sign that it contributed to the delay, but Hello Games founder Sean Murray said today that after "3 years of secret stupid legal nonsense," his company's game can be cal...
10:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Valve tests Steam Controller customizations and 3D VR screenshots
When Valve announced that it had sold over half a million Steam Controllers, it also noted a new feature on the way called Activators. With Activators, gamers can customize each press of an input on t...
10:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Here's the cable industry's counter offer to fix TV boxes
Earlier this year the FCC voted on a plan to fix crappy cable boxes. Dubbed "Unlock the Box," the plan would make cable companies open up their services for use on boxes made by other compan...
09:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget IBM and Gogo join forces to dodge in-flight turbulence
In what might seem like an unlikely partnership, IBM's Watson division and Gogo Inc. (the people who bring you in-flight WiFi) have joined up to make flying a little bit smoother for everyone. As...
09:14 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Public is an app that opens your group chats to an audience
A couple of months ago, former Twitter exec Michael Sippey unveiled Talk Show, an app that let you broadcast your text conversations in public. Now there's yet another app in town that does somet...
08:33 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Twitch sues viewerbot sellers to curb fake popularity ratings
Twitch has long been the de facto prime source for streaming video game content, but with popularity comes internet crime. Seedy online outlets are selling bot followers in bulk to make accounts look ...
06:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Logitech beta testing Harmony integration with Amazon Echo
It looks like Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Tap could soon be enjoying integration with Logitech's Harmony remote control if an email circulating from Logitech is any indication. ...
05:28 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Apple and Microsoft reportedly vetoed a rifle emoji
Like it or not, emojis are permeating our vocabulary and fast becoming one of the primary ways people communicate. But if you were looking to convey your thoughts on rifles or hunting, you're out...
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Razer's OSVR headset is still a work in progress
When Razer announced the latest version of its HDK ("Hacker Development Kit") virtual reality headset, it positioned it as a competitor to premium devices like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. ...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget These were our favorite games, hardware and toys from E3 2016
Another year, another massive, exciting E3 showcase. The biggest names in the video game industry brought out their newest games and hardware, including two console announcements (and controllers) fro...
03:56 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Blue Origin will livestream its next launch on June 19th
Jeff Bezos' spaceflight outfit Blue Origin has kept their first three New Shepherd rocket launches under wraps in the past, only posting videos and announcements after the the booster safely retu...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Lexus software update gives new meaning to 'car crash'
Last year, headlines made everyone fearful of hackers taking over cars on the freeway. Turns out the real menace to owners of connected cars are the loopy manufacturers themselves.Toyota had to suck i...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Mini's latest concept is the mood ring of cars
Mini has produced tight, efficient economy vehicles since its first car was introduced in 1959. But its parent company BMW has been exploring how differently cars will be used in the future with its c...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget 'World Rally Championship 6' in VR is full of off-road rage
Virtual reality makes everything better, right? Not so fast. I got a chance to play World Rally Championship 6 with an Oculus Rift and a bucking, hydraulic-powered racing rig with a steering wheel and...
02:10 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Paramount and CBS are still suing the 'Star Trek' fan film
Although J.J. Abrams and Star Trek: Beyond director Justin Lin lobbied hard for the movie studio to drop their lawsuit against the crowdfunded Star Trek fan flick Axanar, Paramount is apparently ready...
01:50 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Google offers even more money for Android bugs
Since launching its Android Security Rewards program last year, Google has paid out more than $550,000 to 82 people for their discoveries of security flaws in the company's mobile operating syste...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget A tour of Devolver's E3 anti-booth
Devolver Digital sees itself as the punk rockstar of video game publishing. Although it's never officially had a booth at E3, it has done the conference equivalent of sneaking round the back, set...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget A one-button wearable defeats the purpose of Pokmon Go
Whenever you ask Pok&eacute;mon players what they enjoy about playing the games, it usually involves the actual Pok&eacute;mon in some way. Some enjoy training up their creatures to create the...
12:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget NASA and American Airlines team up to improve cockpit displays
In order to improve flight training, cockpit displays and other necessary flight deck operations, NASA is drawing on the experiences of some 15,000 test pilots who are already in the air with American...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Dish drops NFL channels after deal expires
Tribune stations went dark on Dish Network earlier this week, making it difficult for some customers to watch the NBA and NHL championship matchups. The TV provider is dealing with another sports-rela...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget The best binoculars for birds, nature, and the outdoors
By Daniel S. CooperThis 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 binoculars, we had a professional orn...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget E3 was secretly terrible for the future of virtual reality
After years of being teased with prototypes, developer kits and tech demos, it's finally happening: Virtual reality is on the cusp of going mainstream. Need evidence? Just look at the events of E...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Come out and play
Okay y'all. We have been up to our eyeballs in E3 and WWDC and Microsoft announcements and Sony announcements all week, and I'm still pretty bummed about what went down last night in Game 6 ...
11:12 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 preview makes it easier to do a fresh install
Windows 10 Insiders are greedy but brave souls who want the latest software toys and are willing to take some risks to get them. The latest preview build (14367) gives them a "get out of jail fre...
10:46 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget 'Portal 2' and 'Left 4 Dead' are now playable on Xbox One
The list of Xbox 360 games backwards compatible with the Xbox One has now reached 200 titles with the addition of fan favorites Portal 2 and Left 4 Dead. Additionally, support was also added for Flash...
10:22 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget First US CRISPR gene editing trial in humans seeks approval
The federal committee that monitors DNA experiments on humans will make its first judgment on a CRISPR case next week. The Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee is looking at a proposal from the Universi...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget IndieCade is the best it's ever been at E3 2016
IndieCade's E3 installment always features a lineup of nifty games from independent developers, but this year it went above and beyond. Multiple games on display used physical objects or installa...
09:38 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen plans to launch 30 electric cars in 10 years
With an $18.2 billion emissions scandal weighing heavy on its bank balance, Volkswagen is hoping electric cars will offer a brighter future. At a recent press conference, company CEO Matthias M&uu...
09:15 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget 'ReCore' is the mashup of 'Metroid' and 'Mega Man' I didn't know I wanted
Several of the games I've written about at this year's E3 have been massive reinventions of huge franchises. That made the all-too-brief time I spent with ReCore (developed by Comcept and Ar...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Autism saved by poop, AR magic and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: AR company Magic Leap gave a demonstration of an animation they made by teaming with Lucas Films. A complicated research project with mice at Baylor College of Medicine...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Shazam's background listening feature comes to Android
Shazam can build you a Spotify playlist, help you discover new tunes and identify magazines, but song recognition is still at the heart of the app. Even with this core feature getting faster and quick...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget YouTube series Lonelygirl15 is back for its 10th anniversary
Lonelygirl15, the first web series on YouTube, turned ten on June 16th, 2016. To celebrate the event, its creators posted a new video eight years after its last one. Everybody knows the terms "we...
06:50 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Android apps are now available on Chrome OS
The ASUS Chromebook Flip is the first Chrome OS device to get Android Apps after Google announced the feature at its I/O conference in May. If you own that device and are willing to download an early ...
05:32 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Disney app will narrate 'Finding Dory' for blind theatergoers
Disney's Movies Anywhere app caters mostly to viewers at home, but it has now become especially useful to visually impaired Nemo fans who want to enjoy its sequel in the theaters. The House of Mo...
04:17 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Microsoft partners with a legal weed startup
Microsoft is going into the legal marijuana business by teaming with a weed financing startup called "Kind," according to the New York Times. The two companies will create Azure-powered clou...
03:25 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Google's GIF-searching Gboard app is now available in the UK
Although Google often includes the UK in launch plans for a new product, its new web-searching and GIF-finding Gboard extension wasn't one of them. But now that the app has been out for roughly a...
02:05 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget Google lists Android Pay promotions in one page
Google has made it simpler to keep track of all available Android Pay discounts: The big G has launched a promotions page for the service, similar to the one for Chromecast. It details all the promos ...
12:50 am -04 - Fri, June 17, 2016
Engadget The first livestreamed Broadway show is happening June 30th
There have been theatre and opera performances streamed live over the internet before, but until now the famous Broadway stages have been off limits. That will change June 30th, when BroadwayHD stream...
11:08 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Olli is an IBM Watson-powered driverless electric bus
You might see a cute, driverless bus roaming the streets of Washington DC starting today. It's called Olli, and it's an autonomous electric minibus designed by Local Motors, which you might ...
10:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget A driverless Rolls-Royce means you can fire your chauffeur
While other electric or autonomous vehicle companies might be content to build a sensible, everyday mode of transport, noted luxury automaker Rolls-Royce is rejecting that notion entirely with its fir...
09:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Last SpaceX rocket landed hard enough to 'accordion' the engines
Don't start thinking that landing a rocket's first stage is routine just yet, as SpaceX has just posted video of its latest attempt. The Falcon 9 rocket successfully delivered two satellites...
08:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Keep your sheet music organized with Gvido E Ink reader
Sheet music can be difficult to corral if you don't have some sort of system. Take it from a high school saxophone player with a chronic case of disorganization. That's where the gorgeous E ...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Competitive Play coming to 'Overwatch' soon
It hasn't even been a month since Blizzard launched its hotly-anticipated hero shooter Overwatch, so they had little to reveal during E3. Amid their victory lap for snagging 7 million players the...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget 'Tekken 7' is built for spectacle and spectators
The Tekken series has now reached its seventh major iteration. It's already in arcades, but at E3 2016, Bandai Namco confirmed an early 2017 launch date for both Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game ha...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget New algorithm aims to predict ISIS attacks
A physicist from the University of Miami has created an algorithm that can scan the Islamic State's social media posts and may eventually be used to predict the group's next terrorist attack...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget 'Here They Lie' made a nightmare feel safe on PlayStation VR
The advantage that horror video games have over movies is that you're an active participant in what's happening; you make what happens onscreen that much scarier. But playing these games in ...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $75 on a Huawei Watch
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
04:55 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Church's wants to soundtrack your chicken dinner
When you think of eating fried chicken, you probably consider tasty side dishes, a cold beverage and lots of napkins. One chicken chain, Church's, wants you to also have music as part of the dini...
04:33 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's new acquisition can enhance Cortana's chat bots
Looks like Microsoft has been on a shopping spree. Hot on the heels of its massive LinkedIn purchase, the company announced that it's acquired three-year-old messaging-app maker Wand Labs.In a st...
04:12 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget The first 30 minutes of Telltale's 'Batman' are sexy and gritty
Telltale's Batman opens with a bang. A security guard sits quietly in the entryway of Gotham City Hall, when suddenly, bam -- he gets a shotgun blast to the head. A team of criminals in full-body...
03:49 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Newly discovered asteroid is Earth's cosmic buddy
Earlier this year, the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy and NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office spotted a new companion that follows the Earth on its yearly journey ar...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Plug-in pods could solve your WiFi connection issues
If you can't get WiFi in that one room, there are ways to solve the problem -- range extenders and powerline plugs are a couple of solutions that come to mind. There's also Eero, system that...
02:54 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget PlayStation VR demos begin at Best Buy and GameStop tomorrow
At this week's annual E3 game show, Sony revealed the exact ship date for its PlayStation VR setup: October 13th. Pre-orders have been open since March, but if you're still weighing the pros...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Turtle Beach's glass speaker fires a focused 'beam' of audio
Turtle Beach's HyperSound Glass is one of the most impressive tech demos I've seen in years.The broad pitch used to sell the concept is pretty easy to grasp. With traditional speakers, sound...
02:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget CDC outlines how it'll cope with Zika outbreaks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published how it plans to tackle the Zika virus in the event of a domestic outbreak. While there are already cases of the virus in the US, these were...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget House votes down privacy measure blocking backdoors
The US House of Representatives voted Thursday to block an amendment that would have prevented the government from stepping in to force weakened encryption and security backdoors, giving law enforceme...
01:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget The Grammys finally embrace the streaming age
Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book was the first streaming-only album to hit the Billboard 200 chart, and now the album will be eligible for the Grammys. The Recording Academy announced today that...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Kratos finds his humanity in the new 'God of War'
It was never in question that God of War would return. The franchise is one of Sony's most successful exclusives of the last decade, and the main trilogy of games were both critically acclaimed a...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget 'Breach' adds a smart, stylish mode to the new 'Deus Ex'
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided lands in mere months, and while we got to tackle a relatively fully-finished Dubai level (it's definitely a glossier, bigger sequel to Human Revolution), instead I'm...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget There's more money in on-demand taxis than going to Mars
NASA's annual budget for the 2015 fiscal year is $18.5 billion, a figure that you should bear in mind when we talk about the ride-hailing app business. It's because Didi Chuxing, more common...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Facebook knows when you visit a store because of its ads
Facebook's already offering retailers ways to convert ad views into sales online, but now it has a way to see if those views generate in-store traffic. To gauge how effective a retailer's ad...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget '1979 Revolution' arrives on iOS following Iranian ban
Shortly after its release in Iran, the country's government banned the sale of 1979 Revolution, a game that allows players to witness the unrest as a photojournalist. Created by former Rockstar G...
11:35 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Bluetooth 5: Quadruple the range, double the speed
Bluetooth is so ubiquitous, it's easy to forget it's still an evolving technology. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) defines the standard, and late last year teased what's comi...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget The 'Skylanders' TV show will debut on Netflix this fall
Netflix has snatched up another TV show that children will be begging their parents to stream. A new deal with Activision Blizzard will ensure Skylanders Academy, the first TV show based on the toys-t...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Facebook makes it easier to start a conversation in Messenger
After adding SMS messages to the Android version of the app earlier this week, Facebook tweaked its Messenger UI to get you sending messages faster. Underneath the list of recent messages, you'll...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Samurai Kiwami smartphone courtesy of Freetel!
The Japanese smartphone brand Freetel has finally arrived in the US and leading its stable of handsets is the Samurai Kiwami flagship. This Android phone features a six-inch, 2,560 x 1,440-pixel displ...
10:33 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Magic Leap teams with Lucasfilm for 'Star Wars' AR experiences
Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality company, is teaming up with Lucasfilm and its ILMxLAB to create immersive Star Wars experiences, the companies announced today at Wired's Business Con...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget FBI's facial recognition system can access 411 million photos
When we first wrote about the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) facial recognition system, we said the agency has access to 70 million photos. Turns out the feds can sift through tons mo...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Zombie thriller 'Days Gone' will need to find its humanity to survive
Lots of people are burnt out on the post-apocalyptic zombie trope, but I'm not one of them. I was fairly insulated from the genre until I played The Last of Us, which quickly became my favorite g...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget FreedomPop's apps put free minutes and texts on any device
FreedomPop's basic SIM-only service offers 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of data each month absolutely free. While that's technically true, FreedomPop effectively relies on data alone, wi...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Whirlpool is putting Innit's smart recipes on its WiFi ovens
Getting recipes and other cooking tips directly on a connected appliance is increasingly becoming the norm, and Whirlpool is one of the next in line. The company announced that it's Jenn-Air line...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Whirlpool is putting Innit's smart recipes on its WiFi ovens (updated)
Getting recipes and other cooking tips directly on a connected appliance is increasingly becoming the norm, and Whirlpool is one of the next in line. The company announced that it's Jenn-Air line...
09:19 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's E3 'Zelda' booth is almost as good as the game itself
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is easily one of the best games we've gotten to try at E3 this year. And in true Nintendo fashion, the company's booth is nearly as impressive as the ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Rock-like smartphone, stomach tap and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: The FDA has just approved a device for obese people that is first surgically inserted into the stomach, then used like a tap after meals to drain up to a third of the f...
08:45 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger has a hidden football keepy-uppy game
Across Europe, soccer (or rather, football) fans are glued to their TV screens day and night, watching the continent's best duke it out for Euro 2016 glory. If you fall into that camp, you'l...
08:35 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Chinese firm claims Apple copied its design for iPhone 6
It's tough for foreign companies to do business in China, so much that even Apple is having a hard time. After the iTunes Movies and iBooks Store ban back in April, the previous generation of iPh...
08:35 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Chinese firm claims Apple copied its design for iPhone 6 (update)
It's tough for foreign companies to do business in China, so much that even Apple is having a hard time. After the iTunes Movies and iBooks Store ban back in April, the previous generation of iPh...
08:05 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Meerkat team reportedly behind 'Houseparty' app
Now that Facebook and Twitter have live streaming locked down, Meerkat is done with it. As it promised, the company has now pirouetted to the next trend -- group video chat. According to Recode, the c...
06:59 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Google accused of stealing the idea for Project Loon
Did Google engineers steal the idea of Project Loon from a company that was already testing weather balloons to distribute the internet? That's what Space Data Corporation alleges, having filed a...
06:49 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Sky and Virgin Media to host 24-hour eSports TV channel
The UK will soon have it own 24-hour eSports TV channel, covering multiplayer video games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. Ginx eSports TV is a relaunch of the existing Ginx TV cha...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget UberEats food deliveries come to London
Walk anywhere in central London and you're bound to pass a Deliveroo cyclist, puffing and panting as they shuttle an enormous backpack filled with restaurant food. The service has taken off in th...
05:55 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Samsung will take on Google and Amazon in the cloud
Cloud computing! Doesn't the mere mention of it just get your blood pumping? Okay, it might be dull, but we all depend on those data centers for CPU-intensive services like Google Now and Siri, s...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget Samsung's 'Smart Glow' reinvents the notification LED
One of the perks of owning an Android phone is that manufacturers often include a notification LED that tells you when you have missed calls, tweets or text messages that need a response. Samsung has ...
03:19 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget 'Spam King' is sentenced to 2.5 years in prison
Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed "Spam King" who was responsible for a ton of spam messages on Facebook a few years ago, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. From 2008 to 200...
01:09 am -04 - Thu, June 16, 2016
Engadget NASA conducts largest fire experiment in space
As part of its efforts to ensure the safety of spacefarers, NASA set a 16x37-inch block of cotton-fiberglass material on fire aboard a spacecraft that's making its way back home. Since the larges...
11:16 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Now advertisers can target users who tweet a certain emoji
As much as we debate new Twitter features that affect users, in its pursuit of revenue the company is constantly courting advertisers. Its latest gambit capitalizes on that oh-so-popular element of mo...
10:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget More women accuse former Tor developer of sexual misconduct
Two more women have stepped forward to accuse former Tor project developer Jacob Appelbaum of sexual harassment. That brings the total accusations against Appelbaum to at least eight, as recorded on J...
09:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Apple will only let you remove iOS 10 apps, not delete them
Apple confirmed that it's giving you the power to drop native mobile apps on iOS 10 when it published an official support page detailing the feature for beta testers. What that page didn't m...
08:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Big data shows racial bias in police behavior
Stanford University just delivered further proof that massive, readily available data sets can solve tricky law enforcement problems. School researchers combing through a mix of 28,119 Oakland Police...
07:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Researchers have engineered monkeys with Parkinson's Disease
Scientists in Japan have successfully bred a set of genetically modified marmosets with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and motor neurone (Lou Gehrig's) disease, The New Scient...
06:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Fear and faith: 'The Last Guardian' is an incomplete opus
"Yes, I worry. All I can do at this moment really is pray."Fumito Ueda has been working on The Last Guardian for almost 10 years, and in just four months time, it will be released on PlaySta...
06:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Facebook opens suicide prevention tools to everyone
That emo Facebook update your friend posted may be a passing bout of frustration, or it may be a sign of something deeper. If you suspect your connections of having suicidal thoughts and want to help,...
06:10 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Fender's Mod Shop lets you customize a new guitar on the web
Typically, ordering a custom guitar not only means spending more money, but it usually means an extended wait as well. Fender has a solution for both of those issues, taking a cue from the likes Motor...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Pinterest nabs Fleksy's team to improve its digital scrapbook
When it launched in July 2012 as an app designed to help blind users type via muscle memory, Fleksy was one of the first apps to bring extended typing features to iOS. Today, Fleksy announced it has b...
05:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget 'Resident Evil 7' in VR is a sweaty, puke-inducing masterpiece
I nearly tossed my cookies in the middle of Sony's media lounge at E3, while hosting a Facebook Live stream and playing Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on PlayStation VR. This wasn't a case of Ne...
05:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget 'Breath of the Wild' is the boldest 'Zelda' game in years
Nintendo wasn't lying, or even exaggerating. There really has never been a Legend of Zelda game quite like Breath of the Wild, and the series should be all the better for it. I've extensivel...
04:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Twitter brings its go-live Periscope button to everyone
Want to livestream for your Twitter audience? You don't have to switch apps to get started. As promised, Twitter's Periscope button is now available to everyone using its Android and iOS a...
04:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Here's maps will help you find available EV charging stations
If you drive an electric car, you know that it's not enough to find a charging station on the map -- you need to know that there's an available plug. Here and Hubject think they can help. Th...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget The first gravitational wave discovery wasn't a fluke
If you were worried that the first confirmed detection of gravitational waves was just a one-off result... don't be. Researchers analyzing LIGO data have verified a second instance (recorded in D...
03:49 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget 'Mario Party: Star Rush' doesn't make you wait your turn
The mini-game mayhem of Mario Party can be a lot of fun, but the franchise has always suffered from its board game origins: when it's not your turn, there's nothing to do but wait. With Mari...
03:36 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Molecules in space may show how life formed on Earth
Scientists have known for a while that the molecular ingredients of life can be found in nearby comets and meteorites, but it's now clear that those building blocks exist much, much further away ...
03:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Use Microsoft Outlook to schedule a meeting at Starbucks
At March's Build developer conference, Microsoft gave the full rundown on a number of Office extensions for Mac. Part of that announcement was a Starbucks add-in that allows you to send gift card...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's 'Ever Oasis' is a dungeon crawler in the desert
Okay, Nintendo may have said it was only bringing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pok&eacute;mon Sun and Moon to E3, but we all knew something else would show up during the show. Well,...
02:34 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Crunchyroll's parent creates a streaming service for geeks
Ellation isn't content to serve geek culture solely through the anime you find on Crunchyroll. It's launching a new streaming service, VRV, that unites some of the biggest media producers in...
02:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget The 'Pokmon Go' wearable costs $35
Next month, Nintendo is going to fulfill the childhood dreams of thousands of people who grew up in the 1990s: It's releasing Pok&eacute;mon Go, an app that lets you catch pocket monsters in ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget PlayStation didn't need a new console at E3
Sony didn't show a new, more powerful PlayStation because it didn't really have to. But it still had the best show at E3. PlayStation repeated its strategy from last year by focusing on the ...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Alibaba chief: fake goods can be better than the real deal
If you use a contract factory in China to produce your goods, don't be surprised if high-quality fakes pop up online. That's the feeling of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, who stands accused of effecti...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Alibaba founder: fake goods can be better than the real deal
If you use a contract factory in China to produce your goods, don't be surprised if high-quality fakes pop up online. That's the feeling of Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma, wh...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget AT&T brings WiFi calling to Android phones
Hey, AT&amp;T subscribers: you no longer need an iPhone to make calls over WiFi. The carrier has introduced WiFi calling for Android. If you have a supporting device (currently limited to the LG G...
12:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Look at all the kinds of Xbox One controllers you can custom-make
Peppy, colored customizable Xbox One controllers are coming. Well, in September. That said, you can still design and order the controller of your multi-colored dreams right now, online at the Xbox Des...
12:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Look at Xbox One's colorful custom-made controllers
Peppy, colored customizable Xbox One controllers are coming. Well, in September. That said, you can still design and order the controller of your multi-colored dreams right now, online at the Xbox Des...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Why Microsoft is the best home for LinkedIn
The news of Microsoft purchasing LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion almost feels like a gag from HBO's Silicon Valley. Two companies, each often mocked for being boring in their own way, join ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Nanit's baby monitor offers wearable-free sleep tracking
A company that's describing itself as the "Tesla of baby monitors" has produced a device that it says is the best way to watch your munchkins at night. Nanit (geddit?) stands over your ...
11:33 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Hulu VR viewing comes to your Oculus Rift
You no longer have to don a Gear VR headset to watch Hulu in virtual reality. The streaming service has introduced an Oculus Rift app that brings the immersive experience to your PC. The Rift version ...
11:11 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber could bring its speedy internet to Dallas
Good news Dallasites, Google Fiber could be headed your way soon. The Fiber team said yesterday it's considering bringing its high-speed gigabit internet service to Dallas, though it'll like...
10:49 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Netflix now does picture-in-picture video on your iPad
Ever since Apple introduced picture-in-picture video in iOS 9, iPad owners have been wondering one thing: when can I use the feature with Netflix? At last, it's here. An update to the iOS app has...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Uber deal gives you free rides when you pay with Capital One
Getting a free Uber ride isn't usually easy. Unless you get a referral from a friend, you typically have to get that gratis trip outside of the app. You'll have a much easier time after to...
10:25 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget London Tube font redesigned for the internet age
The iconic typeface of the London Underground is getting a revamp. Design firm Monotype has been commissioned to rework the letters, numbers and symbols that people look at every day while they hurrie...
10:20 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget The old-school approach behind St. Lucia's 'Help Me Run Away'
How do you fit a story arc centered around a lovelorn pair of sneakers into a five minute music video? For St. Lucia's song Help Me Run Away, director Norton relied on a combination of practical ...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Monohm's circular 'anti-smartphone' is up for pre-order
Back in 2015, while I was trawling the halls of Mobile World Congress, I stumbled upon a device known as the Runcible. It was a strangle, pebble-like object with limited functionality -- its creator, ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Pebble's Time Round now comes in polished gold and silver
When Pebble unveiled its latest line of watches for 2016, noticeably absent was a successor to the Time Round, a bummer for those who love its thinner and circular design. To appease Round lovers, the...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget How Adidas is using motion capture to reinvent running shoes
When Kanye West isn't wearing his Yeezys (or Vans, as he describes in a song on The Life of Pablo), he's often spotted in Adidas Ultra Boosts. Since being introduced last year, the Ultra Boo...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget NASA's recruitment posters are looking for Mars explorers
We wish these NASA recruitment posters for Martian workers were real. Alas, we've yet to send humans to the red planet, and these were but part of an art exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visit...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' doesn't ditch Microsoft's cloud; it builds on it
When the original Titanfall launched exclusively on the Xbox One, Windows and Xbox 360 in 2014, it took advantage of Microsoft's Azure cloud system, which allowed developers at Respawn to add AI ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: An accidental invention could create clean water
Today on In Case You Missed It: Some of the greatest inventions of our modern age, from the pacemaker to super glue, got their start as accidental discoveries. That's why we're focusing toda...
08:27 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Nanoflowers can detect bacteria before they make you sick
You typically won't know you're infected with E. coli until it starts wreaking havoc on your gut. That's why a group of scientists from Washington State University are building a handhe...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget The Internet of Things is coming to your hydroponic garden
It was only a matter of time. The Internet of Things has already come for our vaporizers, now it is back for our hydroponic grow ops. Behold the Gro.io, an all-inclusive hydro system that's nearl...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget IBM's AI can predict how we'll react to the weather
According to the "butterfly effect" theory, weather is inherently hard to predict. But IBM thinks that if you throw even more computing smarts and data at it, you should be able to at least ...
07:29 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget iScout HUD helps drivers with directions and blind spots
Heads-up displays (HUDs) for cars never really caught on, but it's not for lack of trying. However, Garmin's unit is proprietary, Hudway's concept is cool but simplistic and Navdy is a ...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Former Android chief is betting on quantum computing and AI
Andy Rubin -- one of the people who invented the Android platform -- left Google in 2014, but he's still helping shape the future of technology. At Bloomberg Technology Conference, he revealed th...
06:45 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget BBC to put major new drama series on iPlayer before it airs on TV
While the BBC is increasingly choosing to air new programmes on iPlayer before they appear on TV, the broadcaster has typically restricted output to low-risk shows and specials. However, with its new ...
05:55 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Apple will deactivate Flash by default on Safari 10
You know that Maya Angelou quote that says "Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option?" If Flash were a person following that tenet, then it now has to drop Safari ...
05:25 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Sky Movies will become Sky Cinema next month
Sky isn't just a household name in the UK, but in several other European countries too. In those regions, however, Sky Movies as a brand doesn't exist. Instead, it's called Sky Cinema i...
05:15 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Three's mobile ad-blocking trial starts today
Three is trialling network-level ad-blocking in the UK today. The experiment, which is sure to put advertisers and publishers on edge, will affect a small number of Three customers that were approache...
04:55 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Machine-vision algorithms help craft realistic portraits from sketches
Sketching a person's face is difficult even for the most talented of artists. But even though it's an austere task for humans, it's not entirely perfect for computers just yet, either. ...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget OnePlus X series is no more, says CEO
While it's common practice for smartphone makers to offer two or three product lines to cover all the bases, OnePlus has recently decided to go from two to one. At the OnePlus 3 launch event in S...
02:58 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget New app lets anyone spot and help migrant boats in distress
If you've ever wished you could do more to help migrants, but don't have the wherewithal to join a humanitarian group, a new app could do the trick. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)&#...
01:29 am -04 - Wed, June 15, 2016
Engadget Kanye West adds 'Saint Pablo' track to his living album
Whether you love, hate or have been pushed to piracy by either the artist or his unconventional release strategy, Kanye West will continue meddling with his The Life of Pablo album. After announcing t...
11:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Former IBM employee accused of economic espionage
A former IBM software engineer working in China has been charged with six counts of economic espionage and theft of trade secrets, Reuters reports today. The employee, 30-year-old Xu Jiaqiang, is accu...
10:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Harley-Davidson will make an electric motorcycle in 5 years
Harley-Davidson wasn't just fooling around when it showed off its electric Project LiveWire motorcycle. In a chat with the Milwaukee Business Journal, the bike maker's Sean Cummings says th...
09:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Celebrate E3 and new 'Zelda' with this lavish Nintendo sale
E3 2016 is in full swing, and there's already a bevy of titles being shown off that we can't wait to get our hands on, particularly The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the upcoming P...
09:14 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Twitter invests $70 million in SoundCloud
Twitter might not have bought SoundCloud, but it still wants a say in the streaming music service's future. The social network has confirmed that it recently invested in SoundCloud -- it won�...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Google Maps wants you to help check user-submitted info
Google's Maps team doesn't have all day to go around checking that the information people submit about locations is accurate, so it's turning to you to share that responsibility. Some f...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Rhapsody now goes by Napster
Ah, Napster: the brand that just won't go away. In fact, you're likely about to hear the name a lot more often. Rhapsody revealed today that it would use the Napster moniker going forward in...
06:51 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Nanorods could harvest water in dry climates
Sometimes, it's the accidental discoveries that make the biggest impact. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have learned that carbon-rich nanorods created in a botched experime...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget What you're playing next: The best of E3's opening day
The biggest show in video games starts off the same every year: with a seemingly endless torrent of announcements, teasers and surprises a full day before the show floor even opens. It's nerve wr...
06:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Your iPad can double as a smart home hub with iOS 10
No inclination to get the latest Apple TV just to give yourself a hub for your HomeKit devices? If you have a reasonably recent iPad hanging around, you won't have to. Apple tells SlashGear that ...
06:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Test-driving LELO's 'condom of the future'
I'm not proud of it. As someone who's at high risk for HIV infection, I have a spotty relationship with safe sex. I came of age in the '90s, when rappers like Salt-N-Pepa and Lisa "...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Test-driving LELO's 'condom of the future'
I'm not proud of it. As someone who's at high risk for HIV infection, I have a spotty relationship with safe sex. I came of age in the '90s, when rappers like Salt-N-Pepa and Lisa "...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Apple needed to make a standalone HomeKit app
HomeKit, Apple's platform for the Internet of Things, was introduced in 2014. Last year hardware makers finally started selling devices with companion apps that supported the architecture. But th...
05:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Facebook adds SMS to Messenger for Android
A few months ago, Facebook was reported to be testing SMS integration in its Messenger app for Android. Now, that feature is officially live. It's entirely optional, so you'll need to enable...
04:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Mars may have had explosive volcanoes
The prevailing wisdom is that Mars has long been a stable planet. Without tectonic plates, it didn't have the violent upheavals that lead to earthquakes and explosive volcanoes here on Earth... d...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Twitter helps you quote your own tweets
Until now, quoting yourself on Twitter was a headache. You usually had to copy the link to your old post and paste it in to share that timeless comment or uncanny prediction. You won't have to do...
03:50 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Watch Sony's E3 2016 press event in 7 minutes
On the heels of Microsoft's big press event yesterday, Sony followed with a showcase of its own at E3. While the company didn't discuss that new console we know is coming, it did reveal that...
03:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget iOS 10 can livestream your games
You won't have to use an Android phone if you want to livestream your mobile gaming sessions. Apple has revealed that iOS 10 will include ReplayKit Live, a feature that livestreams apps in additi...
03:12 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Tesla will soon sell EVs at a Nordstrom store in LA
Tesla is about to start selling cars at a Las Angeles outlet of the upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom, according to Fast Company. It will display its Model X SUV inside the tiny, 400 square foot stor...
02:50 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget The new Zelda game will give us the first 'flexible' Amiibo
The next Legend of Zelda game is introducing big changes to the series. It features a big, open world. Our hero can jump, climb and cook. For the first time in 30 years, Link actually changed his shir...
02:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget We're live from E3 2016 in LA!
It's that time of year again...time to play all the video games! We're back in sunny Los Angeles to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016, or as some (mistakenly) like to call it, th...
02:25 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Apple's use of 'differential privacy' is necessary but not new
Towards the end of Apple's WWDC keynote in San Francisco this week, senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi switched gears from stickers and bubble effects to talk about a particular ki...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget It's never been harder to buy an Xbox One
Yesterday should've been a triumphant day for Microsoft. The Xbox One S is, on paper, a fantastic iteration on what was already a solid console. It's a thin, striking machine with 4K and HDR...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget DNC accuses Russian hackers of stealing opposition research
The Democratic National Committee reports that its entire database of opposition research into Donald Trump was compromised and accessed by Russian hackers. That includes all email and chat logs as we...
01:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Sun and Moon' will offer four-player battle royales
There's more to Pok&eacute;mon Sun and Moon than new locations and monsters. Nintendo has revealed during its E3 livestream that the game will also introduce a four-player battle mode called ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget OnePlus 3 review: The best phone you can get for $399
OnePlus has been trying to craft a full-blown, "flagship killer" of a smartphone since day one, but how successful it's been is up for debate. From my perch, the company's first ph...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget El Nio might push CO2 levels to a symbolic high this year
The amount of CO2 measured atop Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano could end up reaching a record high throughout 2016 thanks to the recent El Ni&ntilde;o weather phenomenon, the BBC reports. Accordi...
12:18 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget PS Vita slasher 'Severed' is coming to iOS, 3DS and Wii U
Back in April developer Drinkbox Studios, best known for the colorful platformer Guacamelee!, launched a little game called Severed on the PlayStation Vita. As much as we love Sony's handheld, it...
12:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' is Nintendo's next classic
Nintendo kicked off its E3 2016 livestream with a frankly gorgeous Zelda trailer, showcasing what we'll get to play and experience when the game eventually lands in 2017 on the Wii U and NX. The ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget The best sous vide gear
By Tim Barribeau &amp; Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.Over the past four years, we&...
11:59 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Where to watch Nintendo's E3 announcement stream
Microsoft and Sony made some pretty major announcements yesterday, but we're not done yet -- Nintendo is holding an online press conference this morning. Things may already be winding down on the...
11:42 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget PS4 players can get 'Modern Warfare Remastered' a month early
We've known the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare title would come bundled with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for a few weeks now. However, at this week's E3, Sony and Activi...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Net Neutrality upheld by appeals court
An appeals court in Washington DC has upheld the FCC's Open Internet Order, affirming that Net Neutrality can live to fight another day. While the appellate judges have had to rule in favor of te...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Get Together speaker from House of Marley!
This week's giveaway comes just in time for summer, so you can kick up your feet and pump up the jams. The House of Marley has been carrying the legendary Bob Marley's legacy forward with it...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Amazon angers FAA by shipping industrial chemicals via UPS
The FAA wants to slap Amazon with a $350,000 fine for suspected violations of the Hazardous Materials regulations. According to the agency, Amazon has been caught shipping volatile, potentially danger...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Nissan's bio-ethanol fuel cell would lower the cost of clean cars
Hydrogen fuel cell cars are eco-friendly, but they come at a steep cost: hydrogen is normally expensive to make and store. Nissan, however, thinks it has a solution. It's developing a fuel cell s...
09:58 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Watch Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote in 15 minutes
In typical Apple fashion, yesterday's WWDC keynote kicked off the annual developer's conference with a two-hour slate of software-focused announcements. While you may want to go back and rel...
09:31 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Google brings 'intelligent search' to business users
Google's new Springboard search may be aimed at companies, but it's just the kind of AI-powered tech that can trickle down to consumers. The search giant describes it as a sort of digital as...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Trees rest their branches at night
Today on In Case You Missed It: There's no doubt you'll be well-acquainted with everything that happened with LinkedIn, Apple and XBox, so today's show will look just a little different...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Dark matter might be made of black holes
So just what is dark matter made of? Astronomer Alexander Kashlinsky of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland thinks the mysterious cosmic stuff could be made of black holes that formed soo...
07:45 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Vodafone enters flagship territory with the Smart Platinum 7
When mobile providers make own-brand devices, they stick to a pretty strict set of unwritten principles. While many customers will want the best that Apple, Samsung, HTC and other big names have to of...
07:15 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Everything we saw at Sony's E3 2016 event
Sony revealed the PS VR's launch date in North America and served up game after game at E3 2016 with barely any pauses in between. We saw trailers and sample gameplay of the new God of War, Insom...
06:25 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Travelex's Supercard lets Brits spend money abroad without fees
Back in April 2015, foreign exchange company Travelex attempted to change the way Britons spend money abroad with the launch of the Supercard. Operating as a pre-paid Visa card that didn't need t...
06:15 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget France creates a meteor-tracking camera network
It's difficult to track where meteors go when showers are both relatively common and rain down loads of space rocks. However, France thinks it has the answer. It recently launched FRIPON, a meteo...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Xbox E3 event in under 15 minutes
If you want to see what happened at Microsoft's E3 2016 briefing without sitting through all the game trailers and yada-yada, you're in the right place! In under 15 minutes, you get a video ...
03:25 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget North Korean hackers stole US fighter jet blueprints
As part of a years-long cyber attack, North Korean hackers have allegedly stolen 42,000 materials from South Korean organizations and government agencies, including blueprints for F-15 fighter jet win...
01:45 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget PS VR Aim Controller promises 1:1 precision for virtual shooters
The PlayStation VR headset might not be the only new PS4 accessory you're grabbing this fall, as Sony unveiled this add-on for use with the game Farpoint. The PS VR Aim Controller picks up where ...
12:37 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget What happened at WWDC 2016?
Need a quick recap on all the news from WWDC 2016? Our own Dana Wollman and Chris Velazco were on the scene and are ready to run through all the news about macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS and any other plat...
12:18 am -04 - Tue, June 14, 2016
Engadget Jason is still up to his old tricks in 'Friday the 13th: The Game'
Jason Voorhees is all about chasing his victims down and ensuring they meet grisly deaths. It's good to see him keeping true to form in Friday the 13th: The Game, which we're finally able to...
11:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Scientists find the largest known planet to orbit two stars
The notion of planets in a Tatooine-like system with two or more stars isn't strange (they've been known since 1993), but a truly massive planet hasn't been seen before... until now. S...
11:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Everything we saw at Ubisoft's E3 event
Ubisoft's annual bit-too-weird E3 event went as scheduled, with acid-colored dance routines, weird ironic (?) Ubisoft creatives in comedy skits I didn't quite understand, oh, and a bunch of ...
10:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Insomniac's take on Spider-Man features an experienced hero
Tired of seeing superhero origin stories retreaded again and again and again? Then the next Spider-man game might be for you. At its E3 press event today, PlayStation announced a new take on the serie...
10:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Norman Reedus and Hideo Kojima reunite for 'Death Stranding'
Hideo Kojima made a stunning entrance during Sony's E3 2016 press conference, showing off an enigmatic yet intriguing opening to a game entitled Death Stranding. After the chilling Silent Hills, ...
10:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'Detroit: Become Human' is all about the decisions you make
The team that brought you Heavy Rain is back with the choose-your-own-adventure game Detroit: Become Human. During gameplay footage shown at Sony's E3 press conference, we saw an android detectiv...
10:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Resident Evil 7 will be fully playable in PlayStation VR
If you ever played P.T., the playable teaser for the now defunct Silent Hills -- you know exactly how terrifying atmospheric gameplay can be. A dimly rit room can create a sense of claustrophobia. Oth...
09:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'Crash Bandicoot' is back
Sony knows that what the people want: nostalgia. Last year we got Shenmue and Final Fantasy VII. This year, we've got three Crash Bandicoot remasters for PlayStation 4. The original game, its seq...
09:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget PlayStation VR launches on October 13th
We knew PlayStation VR was releasing in October already, but now we know exactly when: October 13th -- at least in North America. The headset will cost $400, but that doesn't include the PlayStat...
09:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget PlayStation VR launches Oct. 13th
We already knew PlayStation VR was releasing in October, but now we know exactly when: Oct. 13th -- at least in North America. The headset will cost $400, but that doesn't include the PlayStation...
09:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Batman is coming to PlayStation VR this October
Within the midst of a bunch premium VR offerings set to come to PlayStation's incoming headset, here's a new one: Batman: Arkham VR. While the tease didn't let much out of the bag, the ...
09:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Batman is coming to PlayStation headset this October
Amid a bunch premium VR offerings set to come to PlayStation's headset, here's a new one: Batman: Arkham VR. While the tease didn't let much out of the bag, the Joker is involved, and m...
09:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'The Last Guardian' finally arrives on October 25th
At last, that pesky bird rodent is almost ready to roam. The long-awaited, long in-development, The Last Guardian will hit PS4 on October 25th. The trailer didn't show us much else (there appears...
09:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'The Last Guardian' finally arrives Oct. 25th
That pesky bird rodent is almost ready to roam. The long-awaited, long-in-development The Last Guardian will hit PS4 on Oct. 25th. The trailer didn't show us much else (there appear to be multipl...
09:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'God of War' is coming to PS4
Kratos is back -- and he brought his axe. Sony kicked off its E3 2016 press conference with a familiar face, as we're finally getting a new God of War game on PS4. Moving on from last year's...
08:51 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Madden NFL 16 championships will be broadcast live on ESPN2
While their deal with League of Legends may have been a pipe dream, ESPN is expanding their eSports coverage to something a little closer to the roots of the "Worldwide Leader in Sports." On...
08:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Watch Sony's E3 press conference right here
It's hard to imagine Sony topping its E3 press conference from last year. Shenmue 3, The Last Guardian and a remake of Final Fantasy VII was a pretty jaw-on-the-floor combination. Still, this yea...
08:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Live from Sony's PlayStation showcase at E3!
Sony is set to unveil the latest games and hardware updates for the PlayStation 4 tonight, and we're on the ground at the big show. Rumor has it that Sony's pi&egrave;ce de r&eacute;...
08:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Kanye West releases game trailer for 'Only One'
Producer, hip-hop artist, fashion designer and famous husband Kanye West has been busy lately. When he wasn't working to put the not-so-final touches on The Life of Pablo or debuting Yeezy Season...
07:53 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'OITNB,' 'Star Trek' 4K Blu-ray, NBA Finals
The NHL has awarded its Stanley Cup, and this week the NBA Finals will wrap up -- maybe even tonight. Later this week Netflix has season four of Orange is the New Black ready for your bingeing pleasur...
07:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple's new file system revolves around encryption
One of Apple's quietest announcements at WWDC might also be its most important. The company has introduced a brand new file system, simply called Apple File System (APFS), that makes security it...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Netflix nabs 'The Discovery' sci-fi film, plans cinema release
Netflix continues to pad its streaming library, and this time it's adding another indie film. The Discovery, directed by Charlie McDowell, takes place two years after humans proved the afterlife ...
06:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Serious Sam's next adventure will be in virtual reality
Adapting classic gaming franchises to VR seems to be a theme at E3 this year. Fallout is getting a VR experience. So is Doom. So, what nostalgic game series is next? Serious Sam, of course. Today, Cro...
06:26 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Ubisoft is still making a 'Watch Dogs' movie
Ubisoft has decided that all of its major video game franchises should be turned into movies. Following Assassin's Creed and The Division, the publisher has reiterated (almost three years after i...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel are reportedly talking about a merger
Many would say that DraftKings and FanDuel are two sides of the same daily fantasy sports coin, and for good reason: in addition to similar businesses, they've sometimes been uncomfortably close ...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple and Microsoft address Orlando, avoid gay community
Early Sunday morning, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. became the home of the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The following morning Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft's Phil Spencer took the...
05:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget GoPro and Ubisoft join forces to bring thrillseekers 'Steep'
Love watching amazing stunts recorded by fearless people with skis, snowboards or even wingsuits? Don't have the guts to do all those things yourself? Ubisoft wants to give you the power to exper...
05:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Oculus Touch will control over 30 games this year
Were you worried that Oculus' Touch controller would arrive without any games that used it? If you ask Oculus, there's no reason to worry. It's promising that over 30 Oculus Rift games ...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Twitter makes it easier to block abusers
Twitter has already taken a few steps to curb harassment, but what about the basic act of blocking someone? That's getting easier, too. The social network is introducing a simpler blocking experi...
05:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'Star Trek Bridge Crew' puts you inside a VR starship this fall
While the news leaked before Ubisoft's big E3 showcase, the games company brought together several Star Trek alumni (from all over the series) to play-test its debut VR title Star Trek Bridge Cre...
05:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Basis halts Peak smartwatch sales due to overheating concerns
When we first reviewed the Basis Peak back in 2014, we noted the wearable's ability to track your activity while lacking some core smartwatch features. The company has continually added new featu...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Cyber 'bombs,' digital D-Days and other nonsense
Cybergeddon is coming. To the disappointment of many, it's just going to look like some dude sitting at a desk, typing, and probably farting into his Department of Defense office chair.Secretary ...
04:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget The next 'South Park' game will launch on December 6th
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone just jumped up on stage to share more details about the next game based on their long-standing cartoon. South Park: The Fractured But Whole was announced...
04:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' goes after the cartel on March 7th
Ghost Recon: Wildlands made its first appearance at Ubisoft's showcase last year, but now we get to see it in action in a new sumptuous gameplay trailer. The terrain is particularly beautiful, an...
04:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Apple WWDC 2016
Apple pulled out all the stops at WWDC 2016 on Monday, announcing major updates to its iOS, macOS (formerly, OSX), watchOS and tvOS platforms. Not only that, the company announced a number of mileston...
04:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Everything we saw at Microsoft's E3 event
Microsoft's E3 press conference is over, and we got a lot of news. There are two new Xboxes: a slimmer Xbox One S with 4K video support due out this August, and Project Scorpio, an Xbox with 4K g...
04:08 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Xbox One S UK pricing: what you need to know
As is the case with many Microsoft announcements, the new Xbox One S console leaked before the company had the chance to confirm it at its E3 keynote. Now that it's official, we know that it will...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'Superhot VR' brings time-bending shootouts to Oculus Rift
Superhot, the first-person shooter that slows down time whenever you're not moving, is coming to the Oculus Rift. The studio behind the game teased as much last month, but now we've got a tr...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget The Xbox One S vs. the original Xbox One: What's changed?
It's been three years since the Xbox One's launch, which means we're due for a console redesign. But rather than give us the same system in a slimmer case, the Xbox One S also features ...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget AMD targets esports and HD gaming with new Radeon RX GPUs
After surprising us with the $200 VR-ready Radeon RX 480 at Computex, AMD has rounded out its new GPU lineup at E3. The Radeon RX 470 will offer "power-efficient HD gaming," which means it&#...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Watch Ubisoft's E3 press conference right here
Assassin's Creed might have taken the year off (well, there's a movie if you want to get technical) but Ubisoft still has plenty to show at E3 this year. Hacker adventure Watch Dogs 2 will n...
03:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Sling TV debuts its new look on Apple TV
Apple's TV box is getting more internet TV friendly with the addition of Sling TV, but that's not the end of the announcements today. Apple TV will be the first platform with Sling's ne...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple's Swift Playgrounds is an app that teaches kids how to code
Apple just introduced a iPad app that teaches kids how to code in its Swift programming language. It's called Swift Playgrounds, and in it, you're tasked to guide a character called Byte to ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Alienware banks on VR with the new Aurora desktop
Alienware's last Aurora, the R4, is most (in)famous for the "ALX" option, which adds fins that flip open when the machine gets hot. Dell has just relaunched the Alienware Aurora desktop...
02:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget iOS 10 will transcribe voicemails and show calls made in apps
Not many of us send voice messages anymore, and most folks sure hate checking them. Apple's trying to solve that with voicemail transcription, a new beta feature on iOS 10 revealed at WWDC 2016. ...
02:51 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple is getting serious with Messages
Apple announced at WWDC 2016 on Monday that it is drastically changing the way its Messages app operates. Don't worry, it's a good thing. Users will now be able to add a bunch more context t...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple introduces Home app to control your connected devices
Apple's connected home platform HomeKit got its very own app today called Home. Apple's senior VP of software engineering, Craig Federighi announced at WWDC that the new IoT application for ...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple iOS 10 uses AI to help you find photos and type faster
Apple is making artificial intelligence a big, big cornerstone of iOS 10. To start, the software uses on-device computer vision to detect both faces and objects in photos. It'll recognize a fami...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple WatchOS 3's SOS feature alerts emergency services anywhere
Apple's formidable WatchOS 3 will launch as a free upgrade in the fall, the company announced today at WWDC. Among the slew of new features is SOS, a feature that users hold down the Apple Watch&...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple Music redesign makes it easier to find tunes you want
Back in early May, rumors circulated that Apple was planning on a big redesign for its music streaming service at WWDC. Well, those reports were correct. During today's keynote, SVP Eddy Cue show...
02:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Microsoft announces a new super-powered Xbox console: Project Scorpio
Microsoft and Oculus announced a close partnership at last year's E3, but we haven't seen much out of it just yet. That's changing today, as Microsoft just announced a new version of th...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple opens Siri up to third-party apps
Apple has announced that the latest version of its mobile operating system will allow developers to access Siri. That means that third-party apps will be able to bake functionality into the voice-base...
01:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'Halo Wars 2' takes the series back to its roots next February
If Halo 5: Guardians disappointed you last year, maybe try Halo Wars 2 on for size on February 21st next year. It takes the shooter series back to its strategy roots, something that's been toyed ...
01:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple will let you delete stock iOS apps
Apple might have a nice surprise for folks who aren't that fond of native iOS apps. MacRumors has spotted stock applications available for download on iTunes, including Mail, Stocks, Notes, Maps,...
01:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple's iOS 10 puts 3D Touch almost everywhere
After pushing Siri hard with iOS 9, Apple aims to improve 3D Touch with iOS 10. Announced at WWDC today, the latest version of Apple's mobile OS will let you use 3D Touch on your lock screen, the...
01:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple's stock iOS apps are now on iTunes
Apple's native apps already ship with its mobile platform, so the company didn't bother to make them available on iTunes. Now, those stock apps are up for download on the tech titan's s...
01:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple announces iOS 10, which puts 3D Touch almost everywhere
After pushing Siri hard with iOS 9, Apple aims to improve 3D Touch with iOS 10. Announced at WWDC today, the latest version of Apple's mobile OS will let you use 3D Touch on your lock screen, the...
01:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Dragon romp 'Scalebound' offers huge co-op boss battles
Dragons? Check. A spiky-haired hero with attitude rivalling Dante from Devil May Cry? Check. Okay, so we must be talking about Scalebound. The action-RPG was originally slated to come out this fall, h...
01:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple is bringing Siri to the Mac for hands-free access
Siri has been spreading its wings over the last year. Apple introduced the voice-activated helper to its watch and TV to make life more hands-free for the users. But the virtual assistant steered clea...
01:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple Pay is coming to the mobile web
Apple announced at WWDC 2016 that it will be expanding its popular Apple Pay system to mobile web browsers. That is, you'll be able to pay for stuff through the Safari browser running on a finger...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple details its latest desktop operating system: macOS Sierra
It wouldn't be WWDC without Apple detailing a new version of OS X. Oh wait, scratch that: Cupertino's desktop operating system is now named macOS, as had been rumored in recent weeks. But th...
01:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple TV gets better for cord-cutters and cable TV subscribers
Today at its big WWDC event, Apple just announced a few updates for the Apple TV platform. New apps arriving include Sling TV (finally), Fox Sports, Molotov (France) and the Minecraft: Story Mode game...
01:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' update takes cross-platform multiplayer online
After selling an incredible 100 million copies (and counting), the world of Minecraft continues to grow today with new functionality and features. Revealed today at E3, the new "Friendly Update&q...
01:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget OS X is now macOS
After 15 years of large cats and a few California landmarks, Apple's OS X is getting a new name that's actually an old name. Apple's senior VP of software engineering, Craig Federighi ...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Xbox Design Lab will make your gamepad gorgeous
Love your Xbox One gamepad, but wish it were a little more ...festive looking? Microsoft is listening. Today at E3, the company announced the Xbox Design Lab -- basically, an online store that lets yo...
01:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Gwent from 'Witcher 3' is now its own digital card game
If you're a fan of the Witcher series, you've probably heard of Gwent. The collectible card game is an optional part of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, tasking players with collecting cards and ul...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Apple WatchOS 3 is faster, more intuitive and fitness-friendly
The Apple Watch might only be a little over one year old, but that isn't stopping Apple from introducing the wearable's third major release in a year. WatchOS 3 tackles some of the biggest g...
01:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget New Xbox Live features include clan support and friend-finding options
Microsoft is making it a good deal easier to find friends when you want to play a game online this fall. A new "clubs" feature is basically a system-wide clan feature that lets you group tog...
01:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Mega Man creator's 'ReCore' hits Xbox One and PC September 18th
ReCore's debut trailer, a surprise at last year's E3, both charmed and intrigued us: That robot dog was cute! And how do the orbs, which appear to be swappable between machines, work? Detail...
12:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget 'Forza Horizon 3' simplifies racing with friends in the Outback
During Microsoft's E3 press briefing, Forza Horizon 3 was officially unveiled, showing off the centerpiece Lamborghini Centenario and the sprawling Australian outback in which it's taking pl...
12:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Play Anywhere puts the same games on Xbox and PC
Microsoft's been talking about bridging the gap between it's PC and console gamers for awhile now -- and at E3 today, it announced just how it's going to do it. Xbox Play Anywhere: a ne...
12:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Live from WWDC 2016!
Hello from lovely San Francisco, California! We're reporting live today from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, where Apple is hosting its annual WWDC keynote. As you'd expect from any develo...
12:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget This is the Xbox One S
Do you have your best shocked face ready? Microsoft just announced a slimmer Xbox One, the Xbox One S. Okay, so the surprise was kinda ruined by a month of leaks, culminating in a picture of the thing...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Live from Microsoft's Xbox showcase at E3 2016!
We're live at Microsoft's Xbox keynote at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, ready to kick off this year's E3 conference. Microsoft is poised to reveal new Xbox hardware durin...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget US pours $160 million into making tissues and artificial organs
Getting a viable organ transplant is a real problem. There are only so many donors to go around, and the organs that do show up might be tossed out if they're not used within a matter of hours. ...
12:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Watch Microsoft's E3 press conference right here
Now that EA and Bethesda have wrapped up their E3 press conferences, we can turn our attention to one of the big console makers: Microsoft. The company's Xbox showcase is due to kick off at 9:30a...
11:54 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Where to stream Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation kicks off live from the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco today at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT. Engadget will be liveblogging the keynote...
11:20 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Xbox mobile apps get new name and look
Just in time for its big E3 event, Microsoft has revealed a new Xbox One Smartglass app for iOS and Android. Actually, let's call it what it is -- now simply the Xbox app -- because the company d...
10:39 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Nanofiber film could lead to electronic skin
If you want electronic skin or other transparent wearable devices, you need to send a current through that skin. However, it's hard to make something that's both conductive and transparent ...
10:08 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Biggest US coal miner bankrolled anti-climate change groups
The wealthy using its money to suppress (or avenge) inconvenient truths is nothing new, even if nobody thought to use a washed-up pro wrestler for cover until now. But there are far worse things for a...
09:29 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Stanford looks to the skies to calculate underground water
A team at Stanford has pioneered a new use of satellite imagery that could help its home state avoid future water supply issues. Previous Stanford research had already proved satellite images (specifi...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget OSVR improves the display on its new developer headset
The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) project will soon have a new headset for developers. Unlike previous hardware, which offered a so-so experience, the new Hacker Development Kit 2 (HDK 2) is supp...
08:41 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
You probably didn't expect your week to start this way: Microsoft has acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. The company plans to integrate the career-oriented social network into many of its apps...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Machines can generate sound effects that fool humans
Can machines come up with plausible sounds effects for video? Recently, MIT's artificial intelligence (CSAIL) lab created a sort of Turing test that fooled folks into thinking that machine-create...
07:42 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Hive adds smart lightbulbs to its connected home lineup
British Gas' connected home brand Hive expanded beyond smart thermostats to plugs and motion sensors earlier this year. As was always the plan, the product range has grown a little bigger today w...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Walgreens is done with Theranos
After months of screaming at Theranos to clean up its act, Walgreens has formally ended its partnership with the blood testing startup. The pharmacy chain said that the CMS' recent rejection of T...
05:10 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget India is building a monsoon-predicting supercomputer
In India, monsoons are big business. If the country has a healthy rainy season, its agricultural industry thrives and helps account for a fifth of the total value of its goods and services. It's ...
03:29 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Some Dish subscribers will miss NBA and NHL playoff games
There's bad news for some folks hoping to catch the NBA or NHL finals today. The Tribune network, which owns WGN and affiliates for FOX, CBS and other networks, is no longer available on Dish. As...
01:55 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget NASA aims to predict dust storms on Mars
If NASA is going to send people to Mars, it needs to predict the planet's weather. You don't want to land in the middle of a ferocious storm that wipes out your entire mission. Thankfully,...
01:09 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Here's everything we saw at Bethesda's E3 event
Bethesda's big E3 show is over, and it was pretty great. We got a new Quake, lots of Fallout goodness (including Fallout 4 in VR!), a first look at the upcoming Prey reboot and a ton of detail on...
01:09 am -04 - Mon, June 13, 2016
Engadget Everything we saw at Bethesda's E3 event
Bethesda's big E3 show is over, and it was pretty great. We got a new Quake, lots of Fallout goodness (including Fallout 4 in VR!), a first look at the upcoming Prey reboot and a ton of detail on...
11:20 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget NASA and the UAE team up on space exploration
NASA wants whatever help it can get for its journey to Mars, and it's willing to forge some unusual partnerships to make that happen. Case in point: the agency has reached an agreement with the U...
11:14 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget 'Dishonored 2' gameplay teaser reveals new powers, casual time-travel
Finally, Bethesda gave us a real look at how Dishonored 2 will play. With a now grown-up Emily Kaldwin, players will get a chance to play as both her and the last game's protagonist, Corvo. Aside...
11:06 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Play 'Fallout 4' in VR next year
Bethesda is building a version of Fallout 4 for the HTC Vive headset, and it'll be ready next year. "If you thought that survival mode was an intense way to experience Fallout", Bethesd...
10:59 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Try the first level of 'Doom' for free this week
The new Doom has launched to rave reviews, but today at E3 Bethesda announced it was looking to get even more people into the game. To that end, the first level of Doom will be available for free on S...
10:52 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget 'Prey' reboot arrives in 2017
Yes, the Prey franchise is still alive -- but you'll want to forget that ill-fated sequel from years ago. Bethesda used its E3 event to unveil a series reboot, simply called Prey, that shares li...
10:51 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout Shelter' heads to PC in July, 'Fallout 4' gets new DLC
Fallout Shelter has evolved past its mobile confines and it's set to hit PC in July, Bethesda announced today at E3. Plus, Fallout Shelter will get an update in July that introduces quests and ad...
10:47 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget 'Skyrim Special Edition' is the remaster you asked for
The rumors are true: We're getting a prettier version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Developer Bethesda ported the original game to this round of modern consoles as...
10:17 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget 'Quake' is coming back to the PC with a modern twist or two
Bethesda kicked off its big E3 2016 showcase with a old favorite: Quake. Big guns, team battles, gore. Quake Champions is coming -- at the moment to PCs and will be arena-style shooter "designed ...
10:09 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget The first teaser for the next 'The Walking Dead' game has just arrived
Telltale's video game series based on The Walking Dead is one of the studio's most popular and acclaimed offerings, but it's been a long time a new game has been released. We just found...
09:16 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Tattoo artist's prosthetic inking arm is better than a real hand
If you wanted to be a tattoo artist but lost your drawing arm, what would you do? JC Sheitan Tenet has an answer: get a prosthetic arm that's better than flesh and bone. He teamed up with artis...
08:06 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Here's everything we saw at EA's E3 'Play' event
Today, video game juggernaut Electronic Arts kicked off this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo with a show all its own. If you weren't a member of the press or one of the lucky few fans ...
07:51 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget President Obama got rid of his BlackBerry
President Obama has had to use a BlackBerry since the moment he took office. However, he's finally moving on with less than a year left in his term. The Commander-in-Chief tells Tonight Show host...
05:56 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook invokes first US Safety Check for Orlando mass shooting
Unfortunately, Facebook has had reason to use Safety Check in the US for the first time. The social network switched on its tool for reassuring friends following the mass shooting at the gay nightclu...
05:21 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget EA has a bunch of new 'Star Wars' games coming
EA's got the rights to make Star Wars games, and it's making a lot of them. At its E3 2016 press conference today, the huge games publisher took to detailing numerous projects it's work...
05:15 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget EA launches an indie publishing program with 'Fe'
The EA Originals program expands the company's publishing business with a focus on small, innovative teams, and it's kicking off with a nature-focused game called Fe. It's a stylish, po...
04:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' promises to be bigger and more beautiful
Andromeda is still delayed, but when you're a big budget EA franchise, you can't just show nothing at the world's biggest gameshow. BioWare at least had a new fanciful trailer, showing ...
04:10 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's 4K-capable Xbox One S leaks before E3
Those rumors of Microsoft launching a smaller, more powerful Xbox One at E3? They're apparently quite real. NeoGAF members have posted multiple images of what they say is the Xbox One S, and th...
04:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Telltale's episodic 'Batman' game launches this summer
At last, Telltale's Batman game exists as more than a set of cryptic teasers. The studio has revealed the first screenshots of the episodic game (now titled Batman - The Telltale Series), its ca...
02:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's sci-fi movie prop
In this week's episode, Ben and Karen redesign a mouse and keyboard to make a science-fiction movie prop -- a process that involves reused scrap salvaged from the Salvage Wars, a 3D printer and a...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' explores the human-robot link on October 28th
EA isn't waiting until its big E3 shindig to say more about Titanfall 2. The publisher has followed up leaks by posting a trailer revealing the first few details of Respawn's next robotic sh...
12:29 pm -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget The first 'Star Trek' VR game arrives this fall
If you're a Star Trek fan, the odds are that your dream game (outside of a Holodeck) involves helming a starship as if you were really on the bridge. Well, you're about to get your wish: Ubi...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Can't buy me love
There's something in the air this week. Seems everybody's in L-O-V-E, love. Well, except maybe this guy. Researchers successfully tested a new gene therapy using the DNA from three donors. L...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: An impressive mobile home, and more!
Is the age of the flying car upon us? This week a new report revealed that Google co-founder Larry Page has secretly invested over $100 million in two aerial vehicle startups. Meanwhile, four major po...
07:03 am -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget Solar aircraft test flight paves the way for internet drones
Solar Impulse 2 isn't the only Sun-powered aircraft reaching a milestone this week. Luminati Aerospace has conducted a public test flight of its prototype solar aircraft, the VO-Substrata, that r...
01:50 am -04 - Sun, June 12, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp can quote messages you want to respond to
WhatsApp now has the ability to quote messages you want to reply to, which sounds especially useful for group chats with friends or family. Only problem is, it's unclear if everyone already has a...
11:05 pm -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars: Battlefront' gets Lando and Cloud City on June 21st
You won't have to wait too much longer to fill the Cloud City-sized hole in Star Wars: Battlefront's content. EA has revealed that the promised Bespin DLC will arrive on June 21st for Season...
09:34 pm -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget Cyanogen 13.1 adds Microsoft features to OnePlus One phones
You'll find an important update waiting on your OnePlus One, if you haven't installed it yet: Cyanogen OS 13.1. The OS' latest version is "MOD ready," which means the manufact...
08:01 pm -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget Your original Moto 360 isn't getting Android Wear 2.0
Android Wear is turning 2 years old, but it won't be a happy anniversary if you're one of the platform's earliest adopters. Following a similar warning by LG for the G Watch, Motorola ...
06:32 pm -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget Moto Z Droid Edition sends original images to Google Photos for free
Motorola is bundling the Verizon-exclusive edition of Moto Z with a feature shutterbugs would love: two years of free original-quality Google Photos storage. It wasn't mentioned on stage during L...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget Six incredible buildings made from shipping containers
By Cat DiStasioCargotecture is a growing trend in modern architecture that has more to do with repurposing than it does with starting from scratch -- and yet the results are no less spectacular than t...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget Siri hints at upcoming Mac support
Apple may have inadvertently erased doubts that Siri would come to the Mac. Brian Roemmele has discovered that asking iOS' Siri the right question (such as "open settings in the window"...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget The good, the bad and the weird at the Tokyo Toy Show
This year's Tokyo Toy Show failed to turn up anything as impressive as the things I cooed over back in 2014. (Perhaps that's why it's only held every two years.) However, I did get anot...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget Relive the '80s with the Korg Volca FM synthesizer
Synths are great. You push a key, turn a few knobs and suddenly you're making "music." So when keyboard maker Korg realized it had a hit with its low-cost, entry-level Monotron series, ...
11:02 am -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget Watch NRO's spy satellite blast off to space at 1:30PM Eastern
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has a pretty significant launch scheduled for today. It will attempt to send the spy satellite-carrying Delta-IV Heavy rocket to space again after scrubbing its original l...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Gary Numan's fascination with Moog synths
His friend electric:Gary Numan andthe MoogDJ Pangburn,The QuietusThe list of musicians Gary Numan has influenced is a mile long. During his three-night residency at Moogfest in May, the artist sat dow...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Robotank and carbon emissions made into rock
Today on In Case You Missed It: Israel Aerospace Industries has built a combat robot vehicle that is made of modular bits that can be switched out, while environmental scientists created rock out of c...
04:46 am -04 - Sat, June 11, 2016
Engadget Solar-powered aircraft completes its flight across the US
Solar Impulse 2 continues its slow creep around the globe, this time completing its journey across the US by landing in New York City. It first arrived in the continental US back in April when the sol...
11:54 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget SodaStream will replace some obsolete Keurig Kolds for free
Now that your Keurig Kold machine is suddenly obsolete, SodaStream is stepping up to replace that fizzy, carbonated hole in your life. The company is offering a free Fountain Jet sparkling water maker...
11:23 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Facebook pushes users to download its Moments app
Facebook is urging people to download yet another one of its apps after shoving users towards Messenger. This time, the social network has begun sending out warnings that their synced photos will be d...
10:48 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Google clarifies how search autocomplete works
In yet another odd development of the 2016 campaign season, Google's autocomplete feature -- not the actual search results, just autocomplete -- has come under scrutiny of potential bias. A YouTu...
09:57 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget The soccer madness of 'Rocket League' goes cyberpunk June 20th
Earlier this week, the team at Psyonix teased that we'd have even more details about Rocket League's huge upcoming June patch and now those are here. On June 20th, fans will be able to knock...
09:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington is in the new 'Call of Duty'
Kit Harington, the actor best known as the fearless, misunderstood warrior Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, plays a dastardly villain in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. He portrays the face of the Settlem...
08:17 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Say goodbye to the old Yahoo Messenger on August 5th
After more than 18 years of service, faithfully shuttling your messages, emojis and A/S/L requests back and forth across the internet, Yahoo has announced they will be signing off and closing its old ...
07:24 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Google lends support to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a wide-ranging and controversial trade agreement between 12 countries that President Obama has strongly supported throughout its creation. Today, he received a m...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Hacker hijacks @Deray by redirecting his Verizon phone number
While everyone freaks out over passwords to millions of Twitter accounts floating around, the hijacking of yet another high-profile account shows that hackers don't necessarily need your password...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: The Safety dance
This week we're pleased to announce that we've rolled out HTTPS, making our site a more secure place to visit. (And yes, it's about time!) Also this week: Lenovo Tech World happened, Ga...
05:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget The NSA wants to spy on the Internet of Things
We already know the National Security Agency is all up in our data, but the agency is reportedly looking into how it can gather even more foreign intelligence information from internet-connected devic...
04:56 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget A third of the world can no longer see the Milky Way
If you never thought light pollution was a problem before, think again. New research claims that more than a third of humanity cannot see the Milky Way anymore, because artificial lights have made the...
04:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Amazon reportedly working on a standalone music streaming service
CNBC is reporting that Amazon plans to launch a free-standing streaming music service, according to sources within the company. The as-of-yet unnamed service will reportedly launch in the late summer ...
04:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget World's first child-sized exoskeleton gets kids on their feet
The Spanish National Research Council, a.k.a. CSIC, has created a kid-sized exoskeleton designed specifically for children suffering from spinal muscular atrophy. Because SMA causes a loss of motor ne...
03:47 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Twitter is experimenting with adding 'Moments' to your timeline
Twitter is testing adding Moments directly to your timeline. The feature that highlights trends and news items on the social network is appearing in a carousel post that can be swiped horizontally. Wh...
02:40 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Engadget moved to HTTPS because we love you
It's been a long time, we shouldn't have left you... without a secure site to connect to.Security is (or at least should be) top of mind for everyone who uses the internet. We can't go ...
02:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget France fines Uber for illegal ridesharing
You may love Uber for enabling your wild drunken weekends, but there's clearly no love lost between the ride-hailing app and the French government. After a slew of suspensions and protests, a Fre...
01:51 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Gawker Media files for bankruptcy thanks to Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel
A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, a co-founder of Paypal and current Facebook board member, was bankrolling Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. ...
01:25 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Apple will turn landfill gas into sweet electricity
Apple has been given permission by North Carolina to build a facility that uses the methane emitted from landfill waste to create electricity. The plant, which will be based in Catawba County, will st...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget People are still buying new consoles weeks ahead of E3
Every month, the NPD Group lays out the top-selling hardware and software in the gaming industry, tracking physical sales of everything from Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s to Grand Theft Auto and Minecr...
12:40 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Tesla offers Model X owners shades to block out the haters
Tesla's Model X has an enormous windshield that arches over the back of your head, offering an expansive view of the world outside. But when it's particularly hot or sunny, all that glass ca...
12:20 pm -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget The best coffee maker for camping
By Eve O'NeillThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.In the great outdoors, there's no perfect way to ...
11:58 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Intel will supply modem chips for the next iPhone
Bloomberg is reporting that Intel will replace Qualcomm as the supplier of modem hardware for some models in the next generation of iPhones. The news service believes that the move is down to Apple�...
11:35 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Stream Bonnaroo sets from J. Cole, M83 and more this weekend
Didn't feel like making the trip to Manchester, Tennessee to catch the annual Bonnaroo music festival in person? Don't worry, Red Bull TV has you covered. Although the event started yesterda...
11:08 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Uber is letting business travellers book rides in advance
Uber is reportedly allowing a small group of business travelers to schedule rides up to 30 days in advance of when they take 'em. Recode is reporting that the option is being rolled out in Seattl...
10:40 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget What to expect from Apple's WWDC keynote next week
Apple's grand convocation of geeks -- also known as the Worldwide Developers Conference -- is set to kick off next Monday smack in the heart of San Francisco. We'll be liveblogging the keyno...
10:09 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Glass particles in liquid could lead to hologram displays
Shine a torch through a window and then a glass of water and you'll notice how the light changes as it passes through these two substances. Researchers at MIT and Harvard have now discovered what...
09:46 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Philips camera monitors baby vitals from afar
Sure, junior looks fine sleeping on the baby-cam, but do you know her or his oxygen level, heartbeat and breathing rate, you monster? Of course not (don't worry, you're a good parent), becau...
09:15 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Gravitational waves and holographic Holocaust memory
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA's mission to figure out where black holes are located won't actually deploy until 2034, but the science behind the sound experiment is being worked on no...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Living the trainer life with 'Pokemon Go'
Niantic senior product manager Tatsuo Nomura and I are walking directly across the street from San Francisco's Embarcadero waterfront. It's a beautiful day for a stroll. His phone vibrates a...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget The Gear Fit 2 is Samsung's best wearable yet
Samsung has made plenty of wearables over the years, but few were as immediately impressive as the Gear Fit. Its curved screen and relatively slim design almost made us forget the company's early...
08:14 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Sony boss confirms PlayStation 4 'Neo' exists, won't be at E3
In an interview with the Financial Tmes, Sony executive Andrew House has confirmed that a new, more-powerful PlayStation 4, codenamed "Neo," is coming, but says it will not be unveiled at E3...
07:35 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Riot used 'League of Legends' chat logs to spot bad staff
Sadly, bad language and a general lack of respect is an expected and, now, almost accepted part of playing video games online. It's a problem that permeates not just the community around each gam...
06:22 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Twitch improves stream discovery with search revamp
Twitch search has never been bad, per se, but it's fair to say that plenty of folks discover streams by other means -- social links, Google or just by scanning the front page. The site is making ...
05:05 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget CarbFix turns a power plant's CO2 emissions into rock
Apparently, pumping carbon dioxide into volcanic basalts is a pretty effective carbon capture technique. Back in 2012, scientists began an experiment in Iceland called the CarbFix Project. Since then,...
03:21 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Tesla allegedly exchanged repairs for owner silence
Tesla suffered a hit late last year when Consumer Reports revoked its "recommended" rating noting a "worse-than-average overall problem rate" in October. Now, the electric vehicle ...
01:29 am -04 - Fri, June 10, 2016
Engadget Apple Stores are being targeted by thieves dressed as employees
People say carrying a clipboard, wearing a hard hat and acting like you belong can get you into any place you want. Well, a number of thieves in NYC adopted that idea to steal thousands of dollars wor...
11:52 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget VTime lets you hang with friends in VR, whatever the hardware
As virtual reality goes more and more mainstream, there are still scant few options where you can just get your friends together and, you know... hang out in a VR world. Like, on the side of a cliff p...
11:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget This short film was written by a sci-fi hungry neural network
Remember when we played with Google's Deep Dream neural network to create trippy visuals that featured a whole lot dogs? The creators behind the short film Sunspring do. Instead of Google's ...
10:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Apple creates a new company to sell solar energy
Apple has a new product quite unlike the ones you're used to: solar energy. The tech giant has formed a new subsidiary called Apple Energy LLC in order to sell surplus solar power generated by it...
09:51 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Twitter locks 'millions' of accounts with exposed passwords
While Twitter maintains that its servers have not been hacked, the company now says it has "cross-checked" the account data noted by LeakedSource and is taking pre-emptive measures. Particul...
09:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget A closer look at Lenovo's bendy concept phone and tablet
We knew Lenovo's Phab2 Pro and Motorola's Moto Z series were breaking cover today, but the moment that drew the loudest gasps was when a YouTuber bent a phone around her wrist. Lenovo's...
09:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget A closer look at Lenovo's bendable concept phone and tablet
We knew Lenovo's Phab2 Pro and Motorola's Moto Z series were breaking cover today, but the moment that drew the loudest gasps was when a YouTuber bent a phone around her wrist. Lenovo's...
08:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Jennifer Lawrence signs on for big screen Theranos adaptation
The story of blood-testing startup Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes' meteoric rise and fall from grace is already getting the Hollywood treatment. As Deadline Hollywood reports today, Je...
07:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Get the real 'Fruit Ninja' on the VR platform of your choice
This is Fruit Ninja. There are many like it, but this is Halfbrick Studios'. And while it's been imitated over and over for regular apps as well as VR, there's only one original. It...
06:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget The Blocks modular smartwatch is finally (almost) ready
Years after the Blocks modular smartwatch first popped up on our radar, the company seems to finally be close to hitting assembly lines. The company has at least 5,500 orders from Kickstarter to fulfi...
06:12 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Uber's delivery service just went mainstream
You probably know Uber as a company that takes you places. Soon, you may know it as the company that brings you pizza. And groceries. And laundry. And... well, everything. Today, Uber took its on-dema...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: $50 off a Nest Security Cam
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...
05:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber considers gigabit WiFi to cheaply cover last mile
Google Fiber has been the Holy Grail of local internet aficionados for its blisteringly fast speed and independence from established internet providers. But setting up all its infrastructure is a huge...
04:51 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Forge your own reality with Valve's free VR toolkit
To encourage some aspiring VR world builders, Valve is releasing a free set of virtual reality creation software called Destinations Workshop. Included in the bundle are the same Source 2 engine tools...
04:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget USB-C and Lightning headphones aren't great news for everyone
The 3.5mm port is dying -- at least when it comes to smartphones. If the persistent Lightning headphone rumor wasn't enough to persuade you, the fact that Motorola beat Apple to the punch should ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget NY Attorney General tells TWC its broadband is 'abysmal'
Late last year, the New York Attorney General's office called on internet customers to submit broadband speeds as a part of its probe into service providers keeping their promises. After the stat...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Nest is reportedly working on an outdoor security camera
In a letter to employees posted by The Verge yesterday, new Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz reassured employees that the company wasn't for sale and stated that the focus should be on delivering new produc...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Twitter 'confident' that 32 million usernames weren't hacked
Recently revealed breaches into MySpace and LinkedIn have been followed by someone allegedly selling 32 million leaked Twitter accounts on the dark web. But Twitter spokespeople and the company's...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget The Moto Z vs. the competition: Much more than a gimmick
The biggest selling point of the new Moto Z and its fancier sibling the Moto Z Force might be the trio of "Mods" that let you boost the device's battery life, pump up the volume or even...
02:47 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Google's Project Tango becomes just 'Tango'
Onstage at Lenovo Tech World 2016, Google Engineering Director and Project Tango lead Johnny Lee announced some changes coming to Google's three-year-old augmented reality initiative. First up: n...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Snap-on 'MotoMods' make the Moto Z more interesting
Google isn't the only company working on modular smartphones. Following on the heels of the LG G5 and Google's "Project Ara" concept, Motorola today unveiled its new Moto Z flagshi...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Up close and personal with the first Tango phone
For years now, we've watched Google build gadgets that sense the world around us, and for years we've wondered when the non-coding public could actually use them. That time is, well, not now...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget The Moto Z and Z Force are as controversial as they are ambitious
Oh, you thought Lenovo and its Project Tango device were going to hog the spotlight today? Not quite. Motorola just revealed its new flagship phones, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, and we've alread...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's low-cost Phab2 phones are big on augmented reality
The centerpiece of Lenovo's self-branded US phones may be the higher-end, Tango-packing Phab2 Pro, but that doesn't mean there isn't something available for the budget crowd. Lenovo is ...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget The Moto Z and Z Force are Motorola's new modular flagships
So long Moto X, hello Moto Z. For its next round of Android flagships, Motorola is going for a new brand, an ultra-thin design and support for "Mods" that expand their capabilities. And yes,...
02:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Lowe's has a Tango AR app for home improvement projects
We've explored the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya using Google's Tango technology, and we've also used it for a little gaming. Now that Lenovo is bringing the first Tango device...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Android can launch apps based on where you are
Google really wants the apps you use to take the context of where you are into account. Thus Nearby, a feature that uses Bluetooth and your device's GPS to deliver you apps based on where you are...
01:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget $500 Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Google Tango phone
The second generation of Lenovo's Phab phones are here already, headlined by the first ever 'Project Tango' equipped smartphone with sensors and cameras that can map its surroundings.Th...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget 'Destiny' Rise of Iron expansion hits PS4, Xbox One in September
Destiny's next expansion, Rise of Iron, hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 20th complete with a new raid, strike, weapons, gear, missions and competitive multiplayer mode. This is the f...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Lenovo wants to make bendable phones for your wrist
At Lenovo's big announcement in San Francisco today, CTO Peter Hortensius introduced a new bendable screen that snaps around the wrist like an old school slap wristband. It's the company...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Lenovo shows off a bendable phone for your wrist
At Lenovo's big keynote in San Francisco today, CTO Peter Hortensius introduced a new bendable screen that snaps around the wrist like an old-school slap bracelet. It's the company's wa...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook's 360-degree photos invade your News Feed tomorrow
We knew they were coming, and now they're here: 360-degree photos on Facebook are rolling out on the social network starting tomorrow. The new feature spans across Android, desktop and iOS and th...
12:40 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Domino's will track customers on their way to pick up pies
Domino's already lets customers monitor the status of their pizzas for delivery, but on Monday it will reverse that service, allowing pizza-makers to track the location of customers coming in for...
12:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget We're live from Lenovo and Motorola's joint phone unveiling!
Well, this is new: Lenovo and Motorola have had US launches before, but this year they've basically transplanted their entire Tech World event right into the heart of San Francisco. The festiviti...
11:57 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget GIF whatever is on your Android screen with 'Mirror'
Recording your Android screen isn't easy, and unless you have a Chromecast device, mirroring it is also a pain. Koushik Dutta, formerly of Cyanogen and now with ClockworkMod, has updated his Mirr...
11:33 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft: Education Edition' launches in early access
A new version of Minecraft developed for the classroom is now available in early access. Minecraft: Education Edition was announced back in January alongside Microsoft's acquisition of MinecraftE...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget The free 'Street Fighter V' story mode treads on familiar ground
Just as Capcom promised, the first-ever story mode for the Street Fighter series will arrive later this month. "A Shadow Falls," a five-chapter, story-based addition to Street Fighter V will...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an UMI Super smartphone!
Apparently we've been missing out on a world of mobile devices, but in the last few years we've seen an influx of previously unfamiliar names hitting US shores and beyond. Among these is UMI...
10:46 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Play Xbox online for free this weekend
Microsoft has offered its Free Multiplayer Weekends before, but at the end of this week, the promotion will be available to both Xbox One and Xbox 360 together for the first time. In fact, it's t...
10:28 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget YouTube makes it cheaper to store videos offline in India
Eighteen months ago Google launched an offline mode for YouTube users in India. Now, the company is finessing the feature with a "Smart Offline" option that schedules videos to be downloaded...
10:06 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget HTC launches the Vive Business Edition for $1,200
HTC has just made a surprising reveal of a new version of a business version of its Vive VR headset. It's called the Vive Business Edition (BE), and you basically get the same headset and accesso...
10:06 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget HTC intros the Vive Business Edition for $1,200
HTC has just made a surprising reveal of a new version of a business version of its Vive VR headset. It's called the Vive Business Edition (BE), and you basically get the same headset and accesso...
09:51 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Tesla's most affordable Model S returns with bigger battery
Tesla's more affordable Model S 60 is back, and it comes with a more attractive base price of $66,000 (&pound;53,000). That's around $4,000 less for the 60kWh sedan that the automaker or...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget The BBC takes its first steps into 'true VR'
The BBC is in something of an enviable position. As part of its duty to "inform, educate and entertain," the broadcaster is effectively mandated to innovate -- to explore new technologies th...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Hot Jupiter planets can speed up their stars' rotation
Hot Jupiter exoplanets are the farthest thing from habitable, but that doesn't mean they're boring. Scientists from Princeton University and elsewhere have discovered one that is so large an...
09:20 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Cellphone motor as mic and fuel from sunlight
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers created a hack that lets a smartphone's vibration motor act as a microphone, picking up conversations unbeknownst to the user. Harvard University folk ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's Shield is now an all-in-one Plex box
Everybody loves Plex, but it's always been a stumbling point for novice users that it still needs a dedicated, always-on PC to run the show. Thanks to the power of NVIDIA's Shield TV, that&#...
08:17 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Google's Larry Page is secretly developing a flying car
Remember all of those dystopian futures where our skies are filled with grimy flying cars spewing smog across the land? The co-founder of Google is hoping to make that future a reality, at least accor...
07:31 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Tinder blocks under 18s from swiping for love
Tinder. an app that connects people so that they can have sex, has announced that it'll ban under 18s from its service. In a statement, the firm's Rosette Pambakian told TechCrunch that the ...
06:30 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Google DeepMind AI learns to play 'Montezuma's Revenge'
Back in 2015, Google-owned company DeepMind gave its AI access to a series of Atari 2600 games, 49 of which it learned to play its own. One particular title was a bit too complicated for the technique...
05:20 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Apple hints at OS X rebrand in the App Store
If you think about it, OS X isn't really a great name for Apple's Mac operating system. It was just meant to be the next OS after Mac OS 9, but because it has a nice round (roman) number and...
04:45 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Tesco Mobile will cut your bill if you agree to view ads
Smartphone contracts can be expensive, especially if you want a deal with a sizeable data allowance. To help you save money, Tesco is offering an unusual deal -- put up with ads on your lock screen an...
04:35 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Twitter and TfL team up for instant Tube disruption alerts
From today, London's Tube and train passengers can get travel alerts sent to their phone, thanks to a partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and Twitter. In what's being described as...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget RoBattle is a modular, autonomous combat robot
Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) new combat robot has a wide variety of applications. The machine called RoBattle can be used as an advance guard, as a decoy or for surveillance missions. Why? ...
03:35 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon Fresh grocery deliveries arrive in UK
After months of testing and logistical planning, Amazon has finally launched its Fresh grocery delivery service in the UK. The company confirmed today that it will offer deliveries to Prime customers ...
03:35 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon Fresh UK grocery delivery service launches in London
After months of testing and logistical planning, Amazon has finally launched its Fresh grocery delivery service in the UK. The company confirmed today that it will offer deliveries to Prime customers ...
02:52 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Pebble pubs its activity-tracking algorithms and Happiness app
Pebble has a few health-related updates to share following the launch of its crowdfunding campaign for three new fitness-focused smartwatches. In particular, it has revealed how its first native fitne...
01:41 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget US intelligence wants real-time behavior monitoring software
A new initiative from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence aims to create an intelligent surveillance system that can analyze live video and spot suspicious behavior in real time. ...
12:44 am -04 - Thu, June 9, 2016
Engadget Google will give app developers a bigger cut of the revenue
It's not just Apple that's looking to the deal sweeter for app developers. According to Recode, Google is also introducing a new revenue-sharing model that will give them a bigger cut. Just ...
11:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget 'Three-parent baby' test success could mean human trials in two years
The theoretical and controversial method to make a baby from three parents, using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to insert certain genes from a third person into a growing embryo, has been a long time c...
10:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget CD Projekt releasing The Witcher 3's' Gwent as standalone game
If you spent way too much time partaking in the metagame Gwent in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you might want to set aside a few days' vacation for this announcement. CD Projekt, creator of The Witc...
10:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget 'Witcher 3's Gwent may become a standalone card game
If you spent way too much time partaking in the metagame Gwent in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you might want to set aside a few days' vacation for this announcement. CD Projekt, creator of The Witc...
09:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Chrome 51 on Android brings tabs back
Now that Google has officially released Chrome 51 on Android, it's reversed a change that came with Lollipop in 2014. That release of Android brought in the option to "Merge tabs and apps&qu...
08:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Former Reddit exec intros a friendlier message board alternative
Reddit earned its reputation as the "front page of the internet" thanks to its sheer diversity of topics and deep community. However, the message board also has its dark side: while its alm...
08:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget University of Calgary hands over $16,000 in ransomware attack
The University of Calgary has become the latest victim in a recent string of ransomware attacks. According to a statement released Wednesday morning, University computer systems were affected for 10 d...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' gets arcade-style competitive mode
Square Enix has just come forward with an entirely new reason you might want to pick up the next Deus Ex game: A brand new arcade shooter mode included with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided....
06:10 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget PayPal won't refund a Twitch troll's $50,000 in donations
An Australian teen is learning one of the many reasons why you shouldn't cause grief for Twitch streamers. PayPal has refused to refund Anthony Archer after he made a total of $50,000 in donation...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget LAPD adds 100 BMW i3 EVs to its non-emergency fleet
After considering BMW's i3 and Tesla's Model S to replace a group of aging vehicles, the LAPD awarded the bid to the German automaker. 100 of the electric vehicles will be used as part of th...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Dato Duo is a simplified synthesizer for kids of all ages
Simple synthesizers are great for kids who are interested in music, and a pair of Dutch designers have built another instrument that does just that. The Dato Duo is two-panel synth features an 8-step ...
04:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Google's Project Fi gets more coverage through US Cellular
Ever since Google launched Project Fi, you've had to hop between just two networks: Sprint and T-Mobile. But what if you're in an area where one or neither is particularly great? You might h...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget What to expect at this year's E3
Ah, the Electronics Entertainment Expo. It's Paris Fashion Week for the video game crowd, where practically the entire industry descends onto downtown Los Angeles for a week of media briefings, g...
03:54 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Valencia CF is the next big soccer club to start an eSports team
At this rate, soccer (aka football) clubs signing eSports teams is quickly becoming an everyday occurrence: Valencia CF has become the first club in Spain's La Liga to have its own eSports team. ...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg holds his first live Facebook Q&A on June 14th
Now that Mark Zuckerberg has talked to astronauts using Facebook Live, he's ready to talk to the Facebook community at large... and it might just be one of the biggest showcases of the streaming ...
03:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget UK spies may have risked lives by collecting too much data
One of the common arguments against mass surveillance is that it could backfire: you might collect so much data that finding crucial info becomes difficult. As it turns out, that's a well-founde...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Xbox One won't get a television DVR feature after all
Back at Gamescom in August, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would be getting a DVR feature for over-the-air TV this year. Well, if you got your hopes up about the add-on, we've got some bad...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Apple's App Store is changing, starting with subscriptions
At next week's WWDC, Apple is set to unveil some major changes to the way developers and users interact with the App Store. According to Apple's senior VP of Worldwide Marketing (and perenni...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget The PSVR expansion to 'Volume' will debut at E3
Mike Bithell, the developer behind Volume and Thomas Was Alone announced a PlayStation VR expansion to the former last year. With E3 fast approaching, he's now ready to show the fruits of his lab...
01:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Airbnb makes it easier to find a place to stay with your friends
Airbnb addressed the problem of racist hosts at the beginning of its OpenAir conference today, but the event is primarily focused on new technology and products. As such, VP of technology Mike Curtis ...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Gene-edited organisms aren't ready for the real world
Gene editing holds the promise of eliminating diseases and perfecting humanity, but is it truly ready for real life? Not by a long shot, if you ask the National Academy of Sciences. It just issued a r...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Airbnb CEO addresses issues with racist hosts
Airbnb is hosting its annual OpenAir conference today, and CEO Brian Chesky kicked off the conference by addressing recent reports surrounding the phenomenon of racist hosts cancelling travelers'...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget 'Mr. Robot' promo has you hacking a fake ATM
If you were planning a real-world promo for Mr. Robot, a TV show that's all about hacking and the culture that goes with it, what would you do? Invite fans to do some hacking of their own, appare...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget LastPass is the first password manager extension on Edge
Microsoft is getting closer to releasing its big Windows 10 update this summer, but Windows Insider beta testers with the latest build have a new element to try out today. That's because LastPass...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget 'Watch Dogs 2' takes over San Francisco on November 15th
Watch Dogs 2 takes place in the heart of the tech world, San Francisco, and it's heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 15th. Information about the game's release date and set...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget A high-tech spin class took me from San Francisco to Wonderland
I enjoy stationary bikes because they offer the exercise benefits of cycling without annoyances like bad weather and dangerous traffic. But there are times when I miss some of the benefits of being ou...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget 'Deus Ex Go' makes puzzles out of hacking and augmentation
Square Enix Montr&eacute;al is back with another touch-friendly "Go" puzzler for mobile devices. After tackling Hitman and Tomb Raider, the studio is taking on the futuristic augmentatio...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Prosthetic arms inspired by 'Deus Ex' are coming next year
Remember that Metal Gear-inspired prosthetic arm that Konami developed? Well, it's not the only publisher keen to recreate artificial limbs from video games. Square Enix and Eidos-Montr&eacut...
11:40 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Adidas uses robots to bring shoe production back to Germany
Years ago, clothing manufacturers started moving production to developing nations where the labor costs were cheap and employees were plentiful. Proponents of globalization said that jobs going to poo...
11:24 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget 'Injustice 2' will make more dream superhero brawls reality
If you enjoyed watching your favorite DC superheroes and villains duke it out in NetherRealm Studios' Injustice: Gods Among Us, get ready to do it all over again. A sequel, simply titled Injustic...
10:58 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts 2.8' sets up 'Kingdom Hearts 3' this December
Kingdom Hearts 3 is still a long way off. In the meantime, fans of the Disney and Final Fantasy mashup are being treated to another remaster-compilation called Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologu...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Registration for EU referendum vote extended after site meltdown
The window for online registration to vote in the upcoming EU referendum has been extended after the portal crashed late last night. Many tens of thousands of visitors hit the site shortly after David...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Slack finally opens up work calls to everyone
After testing voice calls for the past few months, Slack is now opening up the feature to all of its workaholic users. It works as you'd expect: you can initiate calls with a new telephone icon i...
10:13 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Magic Leap offers a glimpse into its headset design process
Magic Leap is an enigmatic augmented reality firm that's worth $4.5 billion on the basis of some very limited demonstrations. Now the firm has been awarded a design patent for a "virtual rea...
10:06 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget 'The Beano' is being reimagined for the YouTube age
The world's longest-running weekly comic, The Beano, is to become the latest brand to get an online reinvention. According to The Guardian, parent company DC Thomson has set up Beano Studios, a n...
09:48 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Adidas will release shoes made from ocean plastic this year
Adidas is committing to integrating recycled ocean waste into a general-release shoe this year. The sportswear company showed off a shoe with a 3D-printed midsole made from up-cycled ocean plastic lat...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget France releases terror alert app in time for Euro 2016
With the Euro 2016 football tournament starting on June 10th, France has unveiled a smartphone app that alerts users to terrorist attacks. Called SAIP (System to alert and inform the population), it a...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Baggage bot, sea plastics become fashion and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A baggage handling robot is being tested at the Geneva Airport to both carry your luggage and print out tags. Adidas made athletic shoes that are almost entirely recycl...
08:36 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget UberPOOL will give you $2 if it makes you late
Uber has an interesting offer for its carpool customers. It has launched a new feature called "Arrive By," which tells you the absolute latest time UberPOOL can take you to your destination....
08:10 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Jerks are plagiarizing 'Fallout 4' PC mods on Xbox One
Maybe the team at Bethesda should've seen this coming: Now that mods are available for Fallout 4 on Xbox One, the more unscrupulous among us are apparently stealing creations that originated on t...
07:56 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Investigatory Powers Bill gets vote of approval from MPs
The Investigatory Powers Bill passed its latest milestone yesterday, as the proposed surveillance legislation passed through the House of Commons. MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the bill, with ...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Genetically engineered mice could fight Lyme disease
Kevin Esvelt, an evolutionary biologist at MIT, has conjured up an interesting way to combat Lyme disease. Instead of dealing with ticks that carry the pathogen, his method involves genetically engine...
06:02 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Sony adds 'Tethered' to its PlayStation VR launch lineup
A gaming company called Secret Sorcery Towers has revealed that its lovely-looking Tethered will be one of the launch titles for Sony's Playstation VR. The company says it was influenced by Studi...
05:20 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Rakuten is closing its UK marketplace
Before Amazon became the online behemoth it is today, it used to go toe-to-toe with another big web retailer: Play.com. The site initially specialised in DVDs, video games and music -- selling product...
05:05 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Google tests a cleaner look for Search
Google has begun to test a new Material Design layout for its desktop search results. The company introduced Material Design in 2014 at its annual I/O conference during its Android Lollipop unveil, pr...
04:02 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Getty launches VR group with 12,000 stock images
Getty Images, responsible for many of the stock photos you see on the web, has launched a VR division called Getty Images Virtual Reality Group. The company is betting big that virtual reality via hea...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Opera's battery-saving web browser is now available to everyone
You no longer have to live on the bleeding edge to see how well Opera's low power browser mode works on your own computer: the developer has released a finished version of its desktop web browser...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Withings' latest scale can gauge your cardiovascular health
Nokia recently bought Withings for $191 million and immediately put it in charge of its entire digital health business. The Finnish company may have been persuaded in part by the Body Cardio, Withings...
02:46 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget Run Android on an iPhone - with some heavy engineering and caveats
Familiar with cramming one operating system into somewhere it doesn't belong, developers at Tendigi have just created a homemade iPhone case that lets you run Android on your iOS smartphone. (Wel...
01:19 am -04 - Wed, June 8, 2016
Engadget SpaceX aims to relaunch one of its rockets this fall
SpaceX is gearing up for something huge this fall. Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the Falcon 9 that launched the Thaicom 8 communications satellite is back in the hangar with the three other firs...
11:58 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Lexus nav systems are acting up nationwide
As upgraded systems bring cars closer to other connected devices, it's inevitable that they suffer from some similar issues. Today many Lexus owners were afflicted by a problem that saw their hea...
11:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Microsoft now offering Surface Membership Plans
Microsoft has quietly introduced a Surface Membership Plan that allows small businesses to keep up with the latest Surface hardware and buy the devices on a monthly payment plan. Starting at $32.99 pe...
10:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Secret military tests in California could affect planes' GPS
This June, the military is conducting experiments at the Naval Air Weapons Center in the Mojave Desert that could affect planes' GPS, the FAA warned pilots. What kind of tests? Well, we don'...
09:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Japanese 'Pokemon' fan poll crowns a favorite other than Pikachu
Pikachu is undoubtedly the most famous Pokemon out there, but as it stands, apparently it isn't the people's favorite. According to the Pokemon General Election 720, the distinct honor of &q...
08:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Marshmallow is now on 10 percent of Android devices
The latest version of Android just hit a big, big milestone. Google's early June developer stats have revealed that Marshmallow is now on just over 10 percent of Android devices, representing a ...
07:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget 'Forza Motorsport' gets an official eSports championship
Microsoft and Turn 10 definitely aren't shy about turning the Forza Motorsport series into a competitive gamer's dream. They've unveiled the Forza Racing Championship, a company-run le...
07:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber finally adds AMC to its TV lineup
While most of us are still waiting for Google Fiber to reach our town, many of the people who have its TV service were waiting for something else: AMC. Now, after nearly four years of waiting and an o...
06:47 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future aims to test self-driving cars in Michigan
Faraday Future isn't just talking a big game when it mentions plans for autonomous features in its cars. Michigan's Department of Transportation tells the Detroit News that FF not only asked...
06:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Google's new iOS app turns Live Photos into GIFs
Cinemagraphs &mdash; those artsy hybrids of animated gifs and film stills &mdash; used to require a good deal of work to set up and create. That changes today with Google's latest iOS app...
05:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Facebook tests News Feed-only posts that avoid your Timeline
Being able to hide a Facebook update after it posts isn't entirely new, but the social network is testing a way to let users keep things from ever hitting their Timeline. A "Hide From Your T...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's Power Glove transformed into drone controller
Nintendo's Power Glove may have been forward-thinking and innovative during its time, but unfortunately it didn't always function as well as we hoped it would. Luckily one creative computer ...
05:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Passenger drone gets permission for US flight tests
Don't be surprised if you see a very large, very unusual drone flying through Nevada's skies. The state's Institute for Autonomous Systems has given China's EHang permission to te...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget E3's video game art picks include 'No Man's Sky' and 'Witcher 3'
The Into the Pixel jury has chosen the 2016 winners for its E3 art collection, and it's clearer than ever that video games can inspire artwork you'd be proud to hang on your wall. The 14 se...
04:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Researchers hack phone vibration motor to act as a microphone
On the list of things that might be eavesdropping on your day-to-day conversations, the tiny motor that makes your phone buzz isn't necessarily the first one that comes to mind. But that is exact...
03:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Keurig pulls the plug on its pod-based soda maker
Keurig may have locked up the rights to let you make your own Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Snapple and more, but it wasn't enough to get the company's Kold machine into homes. Keurig Green Mountai...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Listen to the sounds of the Milky Way galaxy's oldest stars
You probably won't get to visit the most ancient stars in humanity's home galaxy, but you'll at least get to hear what they sounded like when they were young. University of Birmingham r...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget LISA Pathfinder 'listens' to the universe while in freefall
Back in December, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Pathfinder spacecraft. Today, it's finally positioned itself in gravitational stasis at th...
02:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget 'Psychonauts' is available today on PS4 after all
PlayStation Blog editors are either confused or playing a tricky little prank on Psychonauts fans this week. Double Fine's celebrated PlayStation 2 adventure game is available today on PlayStatio...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Snapchat Discover update adds subscriptions and previews
Snapchat's Discover page has always felt a bit like an afterthought, despite how much revenue the company expects to make with that particular feature. So, to make that tab a little more user- an...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget HTC Vive now ships shortly after you order it
Buying an HTC Vive has been a time-consuming process. Even after it started shipping to customers, you technically had to pre-order the virtual reality headset and twiddle your thumbs waiting for it t...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Infiniti wants to bring highway self-driving to new models
Nissan's luxury Infiniti brand has its sights set on self-driving. Speaking at an automotive conference in China this week, Infiniti president Roland Kreuger announced plans to integrate highway ...
12:58 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget 'XCOM 2' arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One September 6th
XCOM 2 hit PCs earlier this year, and in September you'll be able to play it on those current-gen consoles. After some indications that the game wouldn't make the leap to PS4 and Xbox One, 2...
12:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget The best dishwasher
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After putting in 70 hours of research over the pas...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Juno: An inside look at NASA's mission to Jupiter
Juno is going where no spacecraft has been before. Launched five years ago, NASA's solar-powered ship was sent on a mission to study Jupiter, the largest gas globe in the solar system. Now, after...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Twitter's Android app gets the Material Design treatment
What was once a test is now official. Twitter is rolling out a new version of its Android app which adheres to Material Design, the paper-like visual language developed by Google. The app is now split...
11:38 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Vizio takes on Sonos with Google Cast-friendly soundbars
Vizio teased us with Google Cast-friendly soundbars back in March, and now the audio gear is up for sale. The company had already put the tech inside its TVs, so allowing you to beam tunes and other a...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win audiophile-quality headphones courtesy of Sennheiser!
Sennheiser has been a well-known brand in the "audiophile" headphone world for years and now its new closed back HD 630VB lets you take high-end quality on the road. The company built these ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Online gaming was his gateway to professional racing
When Nicolas Hamilton was born, two months premature, his family was told he would never walk. He had a form of cerebral palsy that would cause a constant stiffness in the lower half of his body. By t...
10:50 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget The UK gets its first driverless car insurer
As cars have gained more assistive driving features, questions have been raised over how driverless vehicles will be insured. If someone has an accident while being piloted by an autonomous car, is th...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget 'World of Final Fantasy' coming to PS4 and Vita this October
World of Final Fantasy, the upcoming RPG from Square Enix, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita this October. The worldwide releases are almost simultaneous: October 25th in North America, October 27th...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Tiny 'metalens' could bring SLR camera quality to your phone
Your smartphone's camera quality is limited for a number of reasons (sensor size, for example), but one of the biggest factors is optics: you need a lot of glass to deliver the pin-sharp photos o...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Swarm brings back Foursquare's real-world perks
Foursquare is continuing its quest to bring back all the things you liked from its old check-in app. Swarm now offers real-life perks depending on where and how often you check in. You'll get a...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Analysts predict the end of the smartphone boom
Gartner's latest research into the state of the mobile industry is a dire warning to all phone manufacturers. The financial analysis firm believes that the growth in smartphone sales will fall to...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Plant-powered, self-moving robot and safer spacecraft
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Hortum Machina B is made of plants that send electrochemical stimulus to the autonomous robotic machine that houses them, so they can direct where to move. UC Santa...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget 'Persona 5' delayed in the US until February 2017
Unlike Final Fantasy XV, which will be released simultaneously in Japan and the US, Persona 5 will have a split release, and the English translation won't come until February 14th, 2017. That...
08:58 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Three asks Ofcom to limit BT in next spectrum auction
Ofcom is expected to auction off fresh slices of mobile spectrum later this year, which carriers will use to improve speeds on their networks amid our ever-increasing demand for data. It'll be a ...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget The robot-made shelter that adapts to human movement
I peer up at the clouds and squint as raindrops splatter my glasses. Up above, far beyond my reach, is a sparse canopy woven together by an extraordinary mixture of carbon and glass fibers. They stick...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget England isn't windy enough for new turbines, claims industry boss
Every country has its stereotypes, but England will always be famous for its terrible weather. You'd think a land labeled for its cold, wet and windy conditions would be ideal for generating ener...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Tech firms say FBI wants browsing history without warrant
Tech companies and privacy advocates are warning against new legislation that would give the FBI the ability to access "electronic communication transactional records" (ECTRs) without a warr...
04:44 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Google Contacts lists verified Maps info for businesses
Google has updated its Contacts web app to become much more useful, especially to people visiting new places. So long as you save a business' official phone number that matches its info on Google...
03:47 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Some big websites might require you to change passwords
If you receive an email from Netflix or Facebook asking you to change your password because it matches a credential from an older security breach, you may want to heed its advice. Cybersecurity expert...
02:45 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Comcast brings its gigabit internet service to Nashville
Comcast announced that it's beginning an "advanced consumer trial" of gigabit service in Nashville. It's the second area to roll out the DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem powered speeds after...
01:33 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget New algorithm may lead to a picture of an actual black hole
MIT grad student Katie Bouman and her team have developed an algorithm that could finally show us a photo of an actual black hole. See, all the black hole "photos" you've seen thus far,...
12:02 am -04 - Tue, June 7, 2016
Engadget Samsung might have bendable, foldable smartphones ready for 2017
Bloomberg sources say that Samsung is thinking of introducing phones with bendable screens. In fact, Samsung said that it would have that technology ready by 2017 itself, just a few years ago at its i...
11:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Florida man gets four years in prison for selling Vitamixes on eBay
41-year-old Kevin Wain, of Tampa, Florida, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for running a credit card fraud and eBay scamming operation that netted him more than $881,000 over the co...
10:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Astronauts climb into BEAM for the first time
Earlier, a couple of ISS crew members floated into BEAM to check on its condition for the first time ever. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka collected air samples and ...
09:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Volition's newest project is 'Agents of Mayhem'
The Saints Row series has always been appropriately wacky and out there thanks to developer Volition, but shortly after Saints Row IV released, the company went a bit quiet. It's back now with a ...
09:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Trade off unwanted 'Rocket League' gear for hats and profit
Cross-platform play is getting some fresh company with the new additions coming to the soccer-meets-vehicular-mayhem of Rocket League. As part of the game's next update, the developers at Psyonix...
08:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Santiago subway will be the first powered mostly by the sun
A subterranean transit system may seem like an unlikely place to find some solar power, but that is exactly how the city of Santiago, Chile hopes to power the trains on its 108-stop, 64-mile Metro sys...
07:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Voltron,' 'Mirror's Edge' and 'House of Lies'
As the NBA and NHL finals are already close two wrapping up, it's time for the summer TV season to kick off. House of Lies will be gone for good after this week, while The Americans season finale...
07:06 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Jump back into Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' this fall
Telltale Games may be hard at work on bringing Batman: A Telltale Games Series to life, but it's also working on bringing fans more of one of its most popular series yet: The Walking Dead. In a t...
06:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget You can finally post to Instagram from other iOS apps
Ever since Apple introduced app sharing extensions in iOS 8, budding iPhone photographers have been wondering where Instagram's extension was. Wouldn't it be nice if you could share a photo...
06:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Deezer sells Stitcher less than two years after purchasing it
Podcast app/directory Stitcher is changing hands again, as this time Deezer is selling it to the E.W. Scripps company. That comes just 591 days after Deezer bought Stitcher in the first place, seeking...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Amazon's 'All or Nothing' NFL series debuts July 1st
The league first announced NFL Films' All or Nothing back in March, and now the series is set to debut on Amazon's Prime Video July 1st. The 8-episode show will follow one NFL team throughou...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget The Arecibo radio telescope is in trouble again
Unfortunately, the Arecibo Observatory's iconic radio telescope is facing an uncertain future once again... and there's only a short amount of time for you to have a say in its fate. The Nat...
04:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Microsoft releases task tracking Planner app for Office 365
Microsoft has irregularly introduced new features for its subscription-only Office 365 suite, like Sunrise integration with Calendar and smart car interoperability, but its latest gets back to the off...
04:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Apache helicopters now have real-time drone vision
After 30 years in service, the Army's AH&ndash;64E Apache attack helicopters now have the ability to fly with an unmanned wingman. A new system called Manned-Unmanned Teaming (or MUM-T) allow...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Robots, VR and the future of male masturbators
In my time as a human with a penis, I've penetrated more inanimate objects than I care to admit.NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts....
03:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget EA's 'FIFA 17' lands on September 27th
Game studios are getting a jump on the E3 news cycle and Electronic Arts is no different. Today, the company announced that FIFA 17, the next installment in its popular soccer franchise will arrive in...
03:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Netflix built a tool to gauge real-world video quality
Real-world video quality is tricky to measure: a bitrate that looks good for a crowd shot might be terrible for a close-up. Netflix, however, thinks it has the problem licked. It developed a tool that...
02:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Whimsical 'Yooka-Laylee' debuting at E3 2016
We've known about Playtonic Games' upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee for some time now, but it's finally getting some time in the spotlight during E3 2016 from June 14th through the 1...
02:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Pandora isn't selling, plans to offer cheaper subscriptions
Reports of Pandora's possible sale or merger with another company were swirling when its founder Tim Westergren returned as CEO in March. In an interview at the Midem music industry conference in...
01:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile's new Uncarrier move gives company stock to subscribers
John Legere has spent basically his entire tenure as T-Mobile CEO sweetening the deal for new and current customers, and today his largesse took a very peculiar form. As part of the newly announced Un...
01:26 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Nintendo tour lets you try 3DS games this summer
If you or your kids are jonesing for something to do this summer but would rather play Super Mario Bros. than go on vacation, Nintendo has your back. It's launching a free Play Nintendo Tour that...
01:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget NY Fed rejected, then later approved $81 million bank heist
The financial industry has used a messaging system made by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) to securely authenticate transfers between banks for decades. But rec...
12:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Uber reduces the chances that drivers will cancel your ride
When you're hailing an Uber, few things are as frustrating as a driver cancelling your trip -- there may be a good reason, but that still leaves you high and dry. You won't have to deal with...
12:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget 'Horizon: Zero Dawn' pushed back to February 28th, 2017
Did Horizon: Zero Dawn's 2016 release window seem overly optimistic to you given its open world game mechanics, David-versus-Goliath battles and novel setting? Your concern was well-warranted. Gu...
12:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Blizzard deal lets you stream its games on Facebook Live
Blizzard is about to make it much, much easier to share your gaming exploits with the world. The developer has unveiled a deal with Facebook that will let you stream its games directly through Faceboo...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Burger King Game Boy toy turned into real retro handheld
At the turn of the Millennium, Burger King handed out adorable tiny Game Boy Colors with fake Pok&eacute;mon cartridges. Sixteen years later and a modder, armed with a Raspberry Pi Zero, has turne...
11:19 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Remastered 'Final Fantasy XII' comes to PS4 in 2017
Add Final Fantasy XII to the next batch of Square RPGs getting a major facelift. The company announced today that a revamped version, titled Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, is heading to the PlaySta...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget What to expect from Lenovo's Tech World event this week
Lenovo is pulling out all the stops this year. While it's no stranger to big launch events, this company is hosting a Tech World keynote on June 9th that promises a little bit of everything, incl...
10:39 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Netflix produces its first original series for India
Netflix only reached India in January, and it knows that it has to cater to local tastes if it wants to earn respect in the country. Accordingly, it just announced that it's co-producing its firs...
10:20 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Sprint poached Verizon's 'Can you hear me now?' guy
Geico has a Gecko, Progressive has Flo and Verizon... doesn't have the "can you hear me now?" guy any more. That's because actor Paul Marcarelli has been signed up by Sprint to be ...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Sophisticated hack attack? Don't believe the hype.
You wouldn't believe how sophisticated hacking has become in the past few years.It has, in fact, gotten so mind-blowingly complex and erudite that this word, sophisticated, is now the only one hu...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Samsung's rugged Galaxy S7 Active packs a huge battery
It's that time of year again: now that Samsung's latest Galaxy S flagship has been on the market for a while, it's time for the rougher, tougher Active version to show up. The company h...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Cortana is coming to the Xbox One this summer
Microsoft announced the first big update to Windows 10 -- known as the "anniversary update" -- earlier this year. And now that the Xbox One is technically a Windows 10 machine, it'll be...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Tribeca Shortlist now streams movies on Android devices
Last year, Tribeca Shortlist arrived on the video-streaming scene touting quality over quantity. At launch, the service was only available for iPad and the web, but it has since expanded to iPhone, Ro...
08:05 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Huawei manager says it's making another Nexus device
It's now been seven months since Huawei began selling its first (very well made) Nexus smartphone and consumers are already looking at what Google has planned for its 2016 refresh. The search gia...
07:45 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Virgin Trains has its own free on-board streaming app
The beauty of the English countryside is so overrated. Luckily, the next time you journey on a Virgin train, there's a chance you won't have reason to look up from your phone or tablet at re...
07:07 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget 'Outcast' trailer forces you to keep your eyes closed
Cinemax's new show Outcast debuted on Friday. If the regular trailer didn't convince you to tune in, maybe this interactive one will do. Created by digital marketing agency SapientNitro, the...
06:01 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Google's Deepmind AI will play Go against the world number one
After it beat Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol by four games to one earlier this year, Google's AlphaGo has become the Go player to beat. Even while the series was still being played, 18-year-old Chi...
04:59 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Beacons help pregnant women get seats on Korean trains
It's a perennial problem; do you give up the seat to the fifty-something year-old that just walked on the train, or will they be offended at the suggestion? Is that person pregnant and in need of...
02:55 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Surprisingly efficient snail brains could help make robots smarter
How snails think about eating could inform future robot decision-making designs. University of Sussex researchers have discovered that the creatures use just two brain cells for complex decisions: one...
01:25 am -04 - Mon, June 6, 2016
Engadget Airbus drone is made almost entirely from 3D-printed parts
Airbus isn't content with 3D printing motorcycles -- it's crafting aircraft, too. The aviation giant used the recent Berlin Air Show to introduce Thor, a drone built almost exclusively from ...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget Living circuits can handle complex computing
Gene-based circuits are about to get decidedly more sophisticated. MIT scientists have developed a method for integrating both analog and digital computing into those circuits, turning living cells i...
09:14 pm -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget Artificial 'leaf' could beat real plants at converting sunlight
Natural photosynthesis is considered a good target for solar energy conversion, but it's already considered old hat. Harvard scientists have developed a leaf-like system that should be more effe...
07:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget ISIS worries that fake Android apps are spying on its ranks
ISIS' attempts to disseminate its extreme message through mobile apps might be backfiring. Motherboard has learned that the group is warning members of fake, malware-laden versions of its Androi...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's NES Power Glove teardown
Ben and Karen revisit retro gaming tech with one of the first wearable controllers, Mattel's Nintendo Power Glove. This repetitive-strain inducing NES gamepad needs to be updated -- time to hack ...
04:20 pm -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg's lesser-known social accounts get compromised
Mark Zuckerberg's biggest social network presence is undoubtedly on Facebook, but he has other accounts, too -- and he's learning the hard way that those accounts are just as sensitive. Hack...
03:29 pm -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget Google shows how Android apps will run on your Chromebook
Google was quick to tout Chrome OS' upcoming support for Android apps during its I/O 2016 keynote, but how does it actually work in practice? You won't have to travel to Mountain View to fi...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget Snowden did more to raise NSA concerns than officials claimed
For the longest time, US officials denied that Edward Snowden made serious attempts to raise concerns about NSA surveillance activities before he took off with classified data. There was only evidenc...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: The first freeform 3D-printed house
After 20 years of construction, Switzerland just completed the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel. The 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel runs 1.5 miles under the mountains connecting northern and...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Technology to the rescue
With all the new products being showcased at Computex this past week, it's totally understandable if you happened to miss some of the actually useful things technology does for us. Besides enabli...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget Bose goes wireless with the QuietComfort 35 headphones
Ever since the first QuietComfort headphones, released in 2000, Bose has offered consumers noise-cancelling tech that's second to none. This, along with excellent audio quality, made QuietComfort...
07:08 am -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget US Army's smart earplugs spare soldiers from loud noises
As you might imagine, soldiers can't just use garden variety earplugs to protect their ears. It might tone down the sounds of explosions and gunshots, but it'll also prevent them from heari...
02:32 am -04 - Sun, June 5, 2016
Engadget NASA and Germany extend the life of their flying observatory
SOFIA, the airborne telescope that backed up New Horizons in studying Pluto, will go on flights to observe our universe until the end of 2020. NASA and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum f...
11:36 pm -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget Password app developer overlooks security hole to preserve ads
Think it's bad when companies take their time fixing security vulnerabilities? Imagine what happens when they avoid fixing those holes in the name of a little cash. KeePass 2 developer Dominik Re...
10:03 pm -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget American Airlines planes will get ViaSat's powerful WiFi
American Airlines is equipping a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes with in-flight WiFi other than Gogo's. It has inked a deal with California-based company ViaSat, which also provides internet conne...
08:35 pm -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget RNA gene editing could stop viruses in their tracks
The gene editing technique CRISPR promises to treat all kinds of genetically-linked conditions, but it's so far limited to tweaking DNA, not the RNA that does everything from carrying protein seq...
07:02 pm -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Band 2 gets Cortana support for Android users
Microsoft Band 2 pairs up just fine with Android phones. But if you want to be able to issue voice commands through the wearable, check out the latest update for Microsoft Health. The app's newes...
05:31 pm -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget Silk Road 2.0 staffer gets 8 years in prison
It's clear that authorities want Silk Road 2.0's operators to face stiff penalties for running an online black market... even when they're not the top dogs. A federal judge has sentenc...
03:58 pm -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget Facebook shoves mobile web users toward the Messenger app
Remember when Facebook divorced instant messages from the main app and forced folks to download Messenger if they wanted a direct way to send quick missives while on the go? Well, the social network i...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget The Prophix smart toothbrush will film the inside of your mouth
The American Dental Association recommends using an electric toothbrush over a manual one, but even with the added power, it's possible to miss spots while cleaning your teeth. The forthcoming Pr...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget ASUS' ZenBook 3 vs. the updated MacBook: Which packs more punch?
The 12-inch MacBook is attractive and compact, but not without compromises. When the original came out last spring, our reviewer Dana Wollman took issue with its lackluster performance and lack of por...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget Six gadgets that let you cook with sunlight
Barbecue season has begun in the United States, and folks are dusting off their charcoal and propane grills for the first time in months to welcome the warmer weather. However, outdoor cooks have anot...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: The Golden State Warriors' tech training
Golden State Warriors use tech to theiron-court advantageTerry Collins,CNETThe Golden State Warriors set an NBA single-season record this year with 73 wins and are currently facing the Cleveland Caval...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Raining tiny satellites and the laundry-folding machine
Today on In Case You Missed It: A company called FoldiMate is selling a standalone machine to sit alongside a washing and dryer and fold about 20 garments at a time for $850. Cornell University engine...
07:12 am -04 - Sat, June 4, 2016
Engadget Facebook: No, we're not using your phone's mic to eavesdrop
In a story that mostly proves Facebook really doesn't manipulate what stories are popular on its service, today the company responded to a rumor that its app is listening in on users. This time a...
11:33 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Play a free, futuristic 'Cops and Robbers' on your Xbox One
Rumors are swirling that we could see more of the new Crackdown in just over a week's time at E3, but until Microsoft's media briefing you'll just have to make due with All Points Bulle...
10:51 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget A 'smart' exosuit learns its user's movements
As military and heavy-lifting applications for robotic exoskeletons get closer to reality, the latest trend in wearable machinery is helping the elderly and those with limited mobility get back on the...
10:17 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Outlook has an Android Wear watch face
Microsoft Outlook made its debut on current wearables with an Apple Watch app last year, before launching an Android Wear app in April. Now Microsoft has gone a step further, by updating its app with ...
08:51 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Researchers use T-rays to look inside of broken microchips
Terahertz radiation, or T-rays, can do some really incredible stuff. It can be used to scan for tumors and bombs build ultrafast wireless networks and see through solid objects. As an imaging technolo...
08:09 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Google is working on a kill switch to prevent an AI uprising
Humans don't like the idea of not being at the top of the food chain; having something we've created taking power over us isn't exactly ideal. It's why folks like Tesla mastermind ...
07:08 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Unofficial Belgian beer emojis use the appropriate glassware
As craft breweries explode in popularity across the US, more and more people want to express their love of specialty beers in the form of emojis -- rather, emoji. There's just one standard beer e...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Cake every day
What a week! Not only was it Public Access' first birthday this week -- And a very happy birthday to all of you who make Public Access what it is! -- But we also have stats on all the stories fro...
05:53 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget The US Navy just put a futuristic HUD in a diving helmet
Augmented reality (technology that uses screen-embedded eyewear to overlay the real world with information, images and more) isn't quite ready for mainstream consumers -- but it's almost rea...
05:27 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Backlit Pluto photo shows evidence of possible clouds
Can't get enough of the ninth planet-no-longer in our solar system? Neither can NASA, which continues to receive images that its New Horizons spacecraft took on its Pluto flyby last year. One sho...
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget New stats show how many newspaper jobs the internet has claimed
Anyone reading this, an article that exists only on the internet, is aware of the dramatic shift that's taken place in the media world since the 1990s. As internet penetration has grown, newspape...
04:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Cornell researchers create 3D printer that builds as you work
There's no denying the benefits of 3D printing for hobbyists and folks looking to prototype potential products. However, making changes typically means waiting for the current version to finish p...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Nest co-founder and CEO Tony Fadell steps down
The CEO of Google's home automation company, Nest, is leaving. Tony Fadell made the announcement today in a blog post, saying he will remain as an advisor to Alphabet and CEO Larry Page. Marwan F...
03:51 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Researchers take nanocars out for an open-air test drive
Nanocars, those molecular-scale vehicles that might one day carry around tiny payloads, have been zipping around in vacuum environments for awhile now. But one breakthrough the nanocar researchers at ...
03:24 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Sega classic 'Wonder Boy III' remake is decidedly modern
The Wonder Boy series originally debuted in arcades in 1986, spawning five sequels over the next few years, namely Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap. That platformer made its way to the Sega Mast...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Computex highlighted VR's growing pains
2016 is the year of virtual reality. Consumer versions of three major VR headsets -- the Oculus Rift, HTC's Vive and the PlayStation VR -- have or are about to hit store shelves, while smartphone...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Instagram rolls out its Facebook-style algorithmic feed
Back in March, Instagram announced plans to re-order the feed of accounts you follow based on what you're likely to care about most. The idea is similar to with Facebook does with the News Feed: ...
02:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Microsoft has just what VR needs
In a move we should have seen coming from a mile away, Microsoft announced that it will be opening up the Windows Holographic platform, which powers HoloLens, to other companies. Those partners will b...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Bjork's VR love affair grows with 'Vulnicura' exhibition
Bjork is infatuated with virtual reality. Last year, she debuted a VR music video for the song "Stonemilker" from her latest album, Vulnicura, but now she's taking this digital love fes...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Google pulls Chrome extension used to target Jewish people
Following a detailed investigation by Mic, Google has pulled a Chrome extension that was used by racists to identify and track Jewish people online. The plugin, called "Coincidence Detector,"...
12:18 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Synaptics' under-glass fingerprint reader is almost here
It was just a month ago when LG Innotek unveiled its under-glass fingerprint sensor, but it's clearly not the only company working on this space. At Computex, the folks over at Synaptics were kin...
12:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Uber's food delivery service is coming to London
In some parts of the world, Uber is known for more than just helping people get from A to B. UberEats, for example, is a food delivery service the company runs in various large North American cities, ...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget The best cable modem
By David Murphy This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After researching 88 cable modems this year, the Arris SU...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Walmart is testing grocery deliveries with Uber and Lyft
Online grocery deliveries are commonplace in Europe, but America's size makes it difficult for even the largest firms to offer it nationwide. That's why Walmart is teaming up with Uber and L...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Avegant's wearable cinema gets more game-friendly features
Avegant's wearable cinema is getting a software update that makes it an even more tempting purchase, especially for gamers. The new firmware adds plug-and-play 3D support, enabling you to enjoy 3...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Computex 2016: It's a wrap!
Just like that, Computex 2016 has come to an end. As in previous years, the show kicked off with ASUS' big keynote presentation, but this time it wasn't just laptops, tablets and smartphones...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget ASUS' Zenbo proves our robot butler dreams remain just that
Another robot wants to join your family. Announced earlier this week, ASUS' Zenbo is aimed at providing "assistance, entertainment and companionship." Like numerous home robots that hav...
10:15 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Now TiVo Bolt owners can stream TV anywhere
When I reviewed the TiVo Bolt last year I didn't mind its odd design as much as I missed some features it lacked compared to the older Roamio DVR. Now the recently-acquired company is fixing that...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Target has an in-store space for explaining the smart home
Last year Target unveiled its Internet of Things "Open House" experiment in San Francisco. The goal was to create a shopping experience that would help customers figure out how connected dev...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Scientists want to perfect humanity with synthetic DNA
Following a controversial top-secret meeting last month, a group of scientists have announced that they're working on synthesizing human genes from scratch. The project, currently titled HGP-Writ...
09:19 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Hubble shows the universe is expanding faster than we thought
New measurements from the Hubble telescope suggest the universe is expanding between five and nine percent faster than scientists initially thought. NASA and the ESA measured the distance to stars in ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Pennyfarthing reboot, ice box fridge and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: SnikkyBike wants to get folks on its electrified pennyfarthing of a bike, except that it doesn't even have pedals, only a place for people to stand. Surechill Tech...
08:16 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget MSI's Backpack PC is an imperfect solution to VR wires
One of the problems with the current crop of non-smartphone VR headsets is that they need to be connected to PCs via thick, heavy cables. These might hamper your movements when you're busy playin...
07:21 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Sony will trade sweet PS4 game clips for swag
Sometimes you're just sitting at home, dialed into your favorite online game, when suddenly you pull off a ridiculous play that makes you feel like a closet professional. It's only natural t...
06:17 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Uber comes to Japan to help the aged
Japan doesn't allow amateur drivers to offer rides, so Uber's had a rough time establishing itself in the country. But the nation's aging crisis might just provide the opportunity for t...
06:17 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Uber comes to Japan to help the elderly
Japan doesn't allow amateur drivers to offer rides, so Uber's had a rough time establishing itself in the country. But the nation's aging crisis might just provide the opportunity for t...
05:06 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' already has 7 million people aiming at your face
Blizzard Entertainment probably knew its online shooter Overwatch was going to be pretty popular following the wildly successful beta, but maybe not to this extent. The company has revealed that the g...
04:01 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Google launches beta testing program for Maps on Android
Here's one for adventurous techies: Google has launched a beta testing program for Maps. If you'd like to be among the first people to try its unreleased, experimental features, you can sign...
03:02 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's Cortana-powered file finder app is finally out
Lenovo announced that Cortana would come to its devices way back in May last year, and now the ReachIt app is finally making its way out of beta and into your life. It's like that Billy Ocean son...
01:59 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Walmart wants to put drones to work in its warehouses
Few jobs are more monotonous than counting inventory all day, every day. Maybe that's why Walmart is thinking about farming the job out to drones. The retailer is running tests to see if camera e...
01:59 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Walmart trials stock-checking drones in its warehouses
Few jobs are more monotonous than counting inventory all day, every day. Maybe that's why Walmart is thinking about farming the job out to drones. The retailer is running tests to see if camera e...
01:21 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Microsoft brings Outlook mail and calendar to HoloLens
You can't get a Microsoft HoloLens yet unless you pony up $3,000 for the developer edition. But when a consumer version does become available -- either through Microsoft itself or through compani...
12:31 am -04 - Fri, June 3, 2016
Engadget Blue Origin and NASA team up to test new technologies in space
NASA has just added Jeff Bezos' space travel company Blue Origin to its list of carriers approved for carrying new technologies to space. The partnership is part of the agency's Space Techno...
11:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget FIFA will test in-game video replays next year
It took FIFA, soccer's governing body, years to bring goal-line technology into the sport. And even now that the system is approved, there are only a few leagues world taking advantage of it. Sti...
10:59 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget If you excel at 'Hitman' games, it's because of repetition
If you've ever played a Hitman game, you've probably ended up at the end of a mission with a pile of bodies, your target dead in the center of a mansion, and errant guards prowling around to...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Facebook kills its little-known Notify app
Remember Facebook's Notify app? No? Well then, it has gone into the ether before you even knew it. The social network is shutting it down after launching it merely seven months ago. Notify was de...
09:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Werner Herzog's new documentary peers into our online souls
Celebrated Grizzly Man director Werner Herzog turned his gaze to the internet, and the internet gazed back. Herzog's latest documentary, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, dives into...
09:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Adidas brings its Yeezy reservation app to some European cities
It's Yeezy Season yet again. Today, following weeks of speculation, Adidas made the release date for Kanye West's new sneaker official: June 11th. In preparation for that, the company has up...
07:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving cars now know when to honk
Google's self-driving cars are not only getting smarter by the day, but they're also getting a little bit more polite. According to the project's latest monthly report, the self-driving...
06:59 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget FBI is building a tattoo tracking AI to identify criminals
AI-powered image recognition is all the rage these days, but it could have a sinister side too. Since 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology started working with the FBI to develop b...
06:34 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Build a criminal empire in new 'GTA V Online' expansion
For a game released in the fall of 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has enjoyed a long life. Most credit this to the regularly updated multiplayer, which has kept the game so popular that it was one of the to...
06:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget VSCO update simplifies how you capture, edit and browse photos
Last time we heard from VSCO, the company trotted out a separate photography app for GIFs. Turning its attention back to its flagship software for snapshots, the VSCO options for both Android and iOS ...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Olympic athletes will sport Visa's new payment ring in Rio
For those making their way to this year's Olympic games in Rio this August, Visa will be the only card accepted at official venues -- a pretty sweet deal for the credit provider. But, rather than...
05:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $300 on a Moto X / Moto 360 combo
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...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung's new smart earbuds track your steps and heart rate
The newly announced Gear Fit 2 is probably the fitness band Samsung should have made in the first place, but does the world even need another wrist-worn gewgaw? In case your answer to that is "no...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget With the Gear Fit 2, Samsung tries again at workout wristbands
Samsung's original Gear Fit was as flawed as it was ambitious, but the market for fitness gadgets is still growing. Of course Samsung was going to try again! That's where the new $179 Gear F...
04:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Tinder to debut transgender-friendly feature next month
Up until now, Tinder's gender options have been rather, well, binary. It's either men looking for women or vice versa. However, that's going to change according to Tinder CEO, Sean Rad....
04:26 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget ASUS' $599 home robot is smarter than it looks
It goes without saying that ASUS' first-ever home robot, Zenbo, stole the show at this year's Computex. As soon as it rolled onto the stage during the keynote, everyone rushed to the front t...
03:56 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Vysor allows you to mirror multiple Android devices
Google developer, Koush, announced an update to his popular device mirroring app Vysor on Thursday that will enable users to share multiple android screens to a PC, Linux or Mac simultaneously and the...
03:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Spotify's karaoke-style lyrics are gone, for now
If you tried to access Spotify's lyrics feature recently, you were likely greeted with a "Humming is fun" message instead. That's because the streaming service ended its partnershi...
03:06 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Sony adds picture-in-picture editing to PS4 Sharefactory app
For a growing number of people, it's not enough just to play a video game anymore. They also want to record and share their favorite moments, whether as a walkthrough, highlight reel or humorous ...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' tops 100 million sales
The Minecraft juggernaut shows no sign of slowing down. Today, developer Mojang announced that the block-building phenomenon has passed 100 million sales across all platforms, including PC, Mac, conso...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Twitter's first 360-degree videos will come from the NBA finals
The likes of Facebook and YouTube have been doing 360-degree videos for some time now. During the NBA Finals that begin tonight, Twitter will also offer the more immersive views for the first time. Th...
01:56 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' keeps adding players and making tons of money
Not many people would have predicted the success of Psyonix's Rocket League when it first appeared as a free title on PlayStation Plus. But here we are, 11 months later, watching the game continu...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Augmented reality hardware is still way ahead of its software
Augmented reality -- using a device's camera to overlay information on the real world -- is a concept that's been around for years. But the combined failure of Google Glass and huge hype aro...
01:07 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Google's new software lets anyone make interactive displays
Google has created an intriguing new piece of open-source software in the form of AnyPixel.js, where anyone can create their own large, interactive displays. "Big and unusual" are the key op...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget 'Sims 4' removes gender barriers in Create a Sim
The Sims franchise is all about customization. The city-building games feature wild objects, buildings, people and professions that can be combined in all manner of ridiculous ways, from blue-skinned ...
12:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Pebble adds Alexa's voice controls to its upcoming Core wearable
Pebble announced its 3G-enabled Core device just last week, and even though the gadget won't ship until 2017, the company is already adding features. Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant will be...
12:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Facepalm, selfie and shrug emoji are on the way
The annual additions to Unicode emoji library have been approved, which means 72 new tiny pictures are headed to your phone. When version 9.0 is released in June, selfie, shrug, facepalm, bacon, cucum...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Why celebrities get away with stealth shilling on Instagram
Kim Kardashian is a social media powerhouse, boasting 72 million followers on Instagram and more than 45 million on Twitter. For celebrities in general, it's never been easier to reach fans acros...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen ponders a luxury Uber rival with Porsche cars
Last week, the Volkswagen group dumped $300 million into Gett, a taxi hailing-cum-ride sharing app that's big outside of the US. Now, the company has revealed that it's pondering a rival to ...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Get your next movie recommendation from a Facebook bot
Facebook is still working on rolling out its bot platform, with the apps that will eventually comprise it still in its early stages. But there's one that you can try out right now, complete with ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Look for Donald Trump's heart in 'Surgeon Simulator'
Surgeon Simulator is putting the life of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in your (shaky) hands. With the Inside Donald Trump expansion, you're tasked with performing a heart trans...
10:40 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget 'The Division' is being turned into a movie
Despite its quirks, Ubisoft's The Division is already a cross-platform success with more than 9.5 million registered players generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. While there...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon gives its Fire HD 10 tablet a classier metal shell
If you've been eyeing Amazon's Fire HD 10 tablet, but aren't a fan of its plastic shell, you're in luck. The company now offers a metal version of the tablet, addressing one of the...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Intel's new consumer head dreams of building JARVIS
Intel is in the midst of its biggest business transition ever. Just a few months ago, the chip giant announced that it would be laying off 11,000 workers and taking a step away from the PC market. Ins...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Intel's new consumer head dreams of building J.A.R.V.I.S.
Intel is in the midst of its biggest business transition to date. Just a few months ago, the chip giant announced it would be laying off 11,000 workers and taking a step away from the PC market to foc...
09:42 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile leads the big four in customer satisfaction survey
T-Mobile has outranked the rest of the big four carriers in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), knocking Verizon off its throne. While prepaid company TracFone Wireless remains at ...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget NYPD's smartphone program is shortening crime response times
The NYPD Mobility Initiative is paying off in spades for Gotham's police. The force's Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology Jessica Tisch recently revealed that thanks to the initia...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: AI earbuds, 3D-printed casts and more
Today on In Case You Missed It: A Kickstarter project to give you artificial intelligence in earbud form is out in the world and we couldn't help but make just a little bit of fun. A startup want...
08:35 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Wanna hang out in zero gravity with George Takei?
We may not be living in the future that Star Trek promised us, but there are still perks available to us that the kids of the '60s would have killed for. Like this opportunity to fly in a private...
07:55 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Tinder is helping Brits understand the EU referendum
Nothing gets a Tinder match swooning like a well-informed political debate. Quite fitting, then, that the dating app has added a new, temporary feature for UK users to help them to brush up on EU refe...
07:35 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Up close with Lian Li's PC-hiding standing desk
Standing desks are the latest trend in office furniture and for good reason; sitting for hours a day can be pretty bad for your health. Lian Li, a case manufacturer that has built PCs into desks in th...
07:35 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget A combination standing desk / PC is the ultimate all-in-one
Standing desks are the latest trend in office furniture and for good reason; sitting for hours a day can be pretty bad for your health. Lian Li, a case manufacturer that has built PCs into desks in th...
07:05 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Google makes it easy to find lost phones and access My Account
Back in 2015, Google launched a feature that displays a map showing your Android phone's current location when you search for "find my phone." Now, the big G is introducing another way ...
06:35 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi Band 2 comes with a display and a price rise
While you probably won't see many people wearing Xiaomi's Mi Band tracker, that doesn't mean it isn't popular. The bracelet, alongside a range of kids watches, has helped the Chine...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Ready at Dawn's new game is nothing like 'The Order'
While Ready at Dawn developers were working on The Order: 1886, they saturated themselves in big-budget single-player experiences. The office's gaming nook was usually occupied by one person runn...
05:31 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget GOG will add select Steam games to your library for free
Juggling multiple digital libraries can be complicated. Did you buy that game on Steam, or GOG.com? Depending on the game, it might not matter anymore. Today, GOG.com announced a new service that will...
04:29 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Google Now on Tap now lets you search via image and text
Google Now on Tap has just been updated with a few significant features, especially if you're someone who lives for Google's image search capabilities....
03:01 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Inside Honda's ghost town for testing autonomous cars
On the edge of the San Francisco suburb of Concord, California sits a ghost town. Dilapidated buildings and cracked roads are framed by overgrowth and slightly askew street signs. The decommissioned f...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Ex-Opera chief's new browser gets custom mouse gestures
Jon von Tetzchner, former Opera CEO, launched Vivaldi with the intention of making a "true successor" to the Opera browser. Today, his company is releasing the latest version of Vivaldi, and...
01:57 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung adds 'Just Dance Now' to its smart TV hub
It's not that hard to start playing Just Dance Now -- you only have to download and install the app. Samsung, however, is making it easier to access on its smart TVs by adding the app to its new ...
01:02 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget Musk: Tesla will do 'the obvious thing' for Autopilot on Model 3
Tonight during an interview at the Code Conference, Elon Musk shared his thoughts on everything from The Martian to AI (he's only worried about one unnamed tech company when it comes to AI, maybe...
12:22 am -04 - Thu, June 2, 2016
Engadget 'Neverwinter' will debut on PS4 later this summer
Neverwinter, the free-to-play MMORPG that debuted on PC then made its way to Xbox One last year, is making its next stop on PlayStation 4. All aboard the Drizzt train!...
11:16 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget 'Skylanders Imaginators' lets you create your own heroes
Just because Disney is calling it quits on Infinity doesn't mean that the era of collectible-driven video games is over. Activision has unveiled Skylanders Imaginators, and its centerpiece is th...
10:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Valve has sold over 500,000 Steam Controllers
If you've been wondering how many people bought into Valve's bid to redefine the PC gamepad, you've got an answer: about half a million. That's the number Valve gave today in the S...
09:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Uber snags a massive $3.5 billion investment from Saudi Arabia
As a part of its latest round of funding, Uber has received what the Financial Times says is the "largest single investment ever made in a public company." That investment is a $3.5 billion ...
08:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Google Keep can autocomplete your grocery list entries
In the years since Google launched Keep, its note taking app/service has continued to slowly add new features, and today it's rolling out a couple of new tricks. The Keep website has a lightly re...
07:28 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Google will add special touches to Nexus phone software
For years, Google's Nexus devices have been synonymous with stock Android. While they may be showcases for new features, they still represent the baseline for what the platform can do. That mig...
06:42 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook to introduce AI that understands everything you post
Facebook's latest artificial intelligence system is known as "DeepText," and it has some pretty serious implications as far as privacy goes. The social network is interested in implemen...
05:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Euro 2016 social activity will determine Eiffel Tower's colors
The UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicks off next week, and fans will have the opportunity to show their team spirit via the Eiffel Tower. Tournament sponsor Orange, a French wireless carrier, will ...
04:59 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Yahoo releases content of three FBI data requests to public
Today, Yahoo made minor history by becoming the first company to publicly confirm that it has been issued National Security Letters (NSLs) from the FBI. It sounds like a simple story, but it's ac...
04:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Peter Thiel is staying on Facebook's board of directors
Ever since news emerged that billionaire Peter Thiel is funding multiple lawsuits against Gawker Media, some have said he should step down from his position on the board of directors at Facebook. A no...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Apple standalone 5K display might include its own graphics chip
To call Apple's Thunderbolt Display long in the tooth would be an understatement. It's so old that the first Retina display Macs were still a year away when it was new, and it's now eas...
03:58 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget 'Resident Evil 5' comes to PS4 and Xbox One on June 28th
Capcom's Resident Evil series set the standard for a generation of horror video games -- so it's no surprise that the company is celebrating the franchise's 20th anniversary by selling ...
03:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Y Combinator basic income test makes up for jobs lost to tech
Whether it's rational or not, there's a fear that the technology industry is stealing jobs, leaving people without a way to make a living. Startup accelerator Y Combinator thinks it might h...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Google new tools let anyone create art using AI
Google doesn't just want to dabble in using AI to create art -- it wants you to make that art yourself. As promised, the search giant has launched its Magenta project to give artists tools for br...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Google's new tools let anyone create art using AI
Google doesn't just want to dabble in using AI to create art -- it wants you to make that art yourself. As promised, the search giant has launched its Magenta project to give artists tools for br...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Rare galactic alignment produces beautiful light 'ring'
First predicted by Einstein's theory of General Relativity, an "Einstein Ring" is a rarely observed, but incredibly interesting astronomical phenomenon that occurs when two distant gala...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget NASA satellite finds 39 unreported sources of air pollution
Scientists at NASA's Environment and Climate Change Canada and researchers at University of Maryland, College Park and Dalhousie University discovered 39 unreported "major" sources of t...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook intros diverse Messenger emojis for all platforms
Facebook has created brand new emojis for Messenger, redesigned its old ones and standardized them for all operating systems. The social network will begin rolling out 1,500 newly designed emojis tomo...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget The NBA's fitness app gives you training tips from the pros
The options for fitness apps are seemingly endless these days, and now the National Basketball Association (NBA) is adding yet another. Thanks to a hand from Under Armour, the pro basketball league no...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Google bakes Cast capabilities into its Fiber boxes
If you're a Google Fiber subscriber, you no longer need to use a Chromecast to stream content from your mobile device to your tv. Google announced today that it has integrated Cast technology (wh...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Boss-battle game 'Furi' gets a soundtrack full of electro artists
You might not know much about The Game Bakers' upcoming one-on-one action game Furi, but you're about to hear a lot more about it in a very literal sense. The studio has revealed that its bo...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget 'Alto's Adventure' zen mode is built to help you relax
Alto's Adventure is already something of a tranquil experience between its endless snowboarding and beautiful pastoral landscapes, but developer Snowman wants go even further. It's introduci...
12:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Australia puts traffic lights in the ground to alert phone addicts
The German city of Augsburg has already tried putting traffic lights in the ground to keep cellphone-obsessed pedestrians from walking on to train tracks, but the Australian state of New South Wales w...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Smart headphones put an AI fitness coach in your ear
As a rule, fitness coaching from wearable devices is pretty limited when you're in mid-exercise. They'll tell you when you hit your goals, but they don't really know you and your patter...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Samsung brings back its free Gear VR promo
Miss out on your chance to get a free Gear VR headset by pre-ordering a Galaxy S7? You can rest easy. Samsung is launching a US Father's Day promo that gives you a gratis Gear VR when you buy o...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future is already prepping for its second EV factory
Faraday Future hasn't even released its first vehicle yet, and it's already thinking about expansion. Vallejo's city council has approved the electric car maker's acquisition of 15...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Google Play will suggest neglected apps for you to uninstall
When you add an app from Google Play and space on your phone is tight, you're often stuck wondering which of your darlings programs you should kill delete. According to Android Police, Google Pla...
10:41 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Most of the Moon's water might have come from asteroids
For a while, scientists believed that water inside the Moon largely came from comets. However, they might have to rethink that belief. Researchers looking at Apollo mission lunar samples now suspect t...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget OnePlus is ditching its invite system once and for all
The worst part about OnePlus phones? Trying to buy them. All three of the company's phones have been sold, at least initially, using an often frustrating invite system. Fans could obtain one by c...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Computex's most excessive PC mod is a cotton candy machine
Asia's biggest tech show regularly delivers on the PC case mods. If it's not labors of love courtesy of international case-modders, then it's the company producing the case mods themsel...
09:38 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget George Carlin will be reborn as a stand-up hologram
The greatest honor the 21st century can bestow upon a dead artist is to have their life's work reduced to commodity entertainment for nostalgia fiends. That's why so many singers have been b...
09:38 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget George Carlin will be reborn as a stand-up hologram (update: maybe not)
The greatest honor the 21st century can bestow upon a dead artist is to have their life's work reduced to commodity entertainment for nostalgia fiends. That's why so many singers have been b...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Adorable robot overlords, all-in-one home brews and more
Today on In Case You Missed it: ASUS debuted a $600 home companion robot named Zenbo, who is designed to help out around the house (so long as its chores don't involve actually holding anything)....
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Wrap yourself in a cone of sound with this directional speaker
If you work in a crowded office, you're probably considerate enough to wear a pair of headphones so you don't disturb your co-workers with your raucous tunes. But headphones can be uncomfort...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget AI that picked Oscar winners could predict the next President
There's strength -- and intelligence -- in numbers. Unanimous A.I., a silicon valley startup, has built a platform that taps into the collective knowledge of a group of people to form its own opi...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Double Robotics turns its telepresence robot into a VR rig
There's one big problem with trying to capture virtual reality video while moving... those pesky humans. Even if you have stabilizing gear, the person carrying the camera will still limit what an...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Special edition Nintendo Vans prove your inner nerd never died
Vans loves working with iconic pop culture entities. To date, the company has released shoe and apparel collections inspired by Star Wars, The Beatles and, most recently, Disney. Now, as rumored, Vans...
08:28 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget FBI chiefs want databases exempt from privacy protections
The FBI has hatched a plan to prevent its colossal database of fingerprints and mugshots from falling under the auspices of the Privacy Act. The bureau wants a series of exemptions from the law, inclu...
08:15 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget BT Mobile begins offering handset plans
BT's acquisition of EE clearly hasn't dampened the company's aspirations to become a mobile player in its own right. BT waded back into the space over a year ago now, with a simple sele...
07:32 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget 'FriWalk' is a mobility walker and a personal trainer in one
If there is one area of personal transport that is ripe for innovation, it's probably the mobility walker. Typically reserved for older generations -- complete with the stereotypical tennis ball ...
07:04 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Toyota is winning the race to buy Alphabet's Boston Dynamics
Over the past couple of months, Google's parent company Alphabet has been looking to offload its robotics division, Boston Dynamics, as it seeks to divert its attention to self-driving cars. Toyo...
07:04 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Toyota is the top bidder for robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics
Over the past couple of months, Google's parent company Alphabet has been looking to offload its robotics division, Boston Dynamics, as it seeks to divert its attention to self-driving cars. Toyo...
06:31 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Birdly and HTC Vive let you fly like a bird over Manhattan
Nope, we're not quite done yet with the HTC Vive demos at Computex. In addition to the three VR titles we tried yesterday, there was one more that we managed to hop onto after the show floor clea...
05:32 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget VR rowing turns a workout into a vacation
Playing VR games can be surprisingly good exercise -- ducking your head behind artificial barriers or waving your arms around to shoot enemy robots can work up a sweat. But what if you wanted a genuin...
04:45 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget OnePlus starts selling phones via Amazon UK
If you've been eyeing up a OnePlus phone, there's now another place you can order one in the UK. The company is selling the OnePlus 2 on Amazon UK for &pound;249 -- the same, recently re...
04:31 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi bundles Microsoft Office and Skype with its devices
It's no secret that Xiaomi plans to go global, and its execs are hoping that the company's expanding partnership with Microsoft could help them reach that goal. The Chinese manufacturer has ...
03:01 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Microsoft gets into VR by letting others build HoloLens gear
HoloLens will eventually get some siblings -- but most of them won't be coming from Microsoft. At Computex today, Microsoft announced that it's opening up the Windows Holographic platform to...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Windows Hello fully opens up to non-Microsoft devices
Soon you'll have even more options to log onto Windows 10 quickly and securely. Microsoft just announced that it's opening up the Windows Hello Companion Device Framework to other companies,...
02:24 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Free Supercharging won't come standard on the Tesla Model 3
Tesla's early adopters have been enjoying a lifetime of free charging at the company's network of Supercharger stations, but that won't be the case for owners of the forthcoming mass-ma...
01:43 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Mobile ad blocking is still relatively uncommon in the U.S.
Out of 1.9 billion smartphone users on the planet, about 419 million -- or 22 percent -- of them use mobile ad blocking tools, a new study from PageFair has found. While ad blocking has barely caught...
12:56 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Microsoft releases first update for Windows Holographic
It's taken a long time to get real Windows 10 applications up and running on Hololens. The headset finally shipped to developers last March, and now the Windows Holographic dev kit has received i...
12:27 am -04 - Wed, June 1, 2016
Engadget Lionhead alumni turn to Kickstarter to fund 'Fable' card game
Lionhead Studios may have been shuttered, but that doesn't mean it's the end of the beloved Fable franchise. Flaming Fowl Studios, a studio created from the ashes of Lionhead's closing ...
11:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget AMD is releasing the Zen 'Summit Ridge' CPU later this year
Just like Intel's Apollo Lake processors, AMD's high-performance Zen (codename Summit Ridge) CPU is coming out in late 2016. Zen has 8 Cores with 16 threads, promises a 40 percent increase i...
11:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget EU advises members to be more friendly with Uber and Airbnb
A yet-to-be-released European Union proposal advises member countries to be a bit more open to sharing companies like Uber and Airbnb. According to the guidelines Reuters and The Financial Times got t...
10:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget AMD's Radeon RX480 GPU is VR ready for just $199
For its upcoming Polaris GPUs, AMD doesn't just want to entice hardcore gamers. Instead, it's aiming to bring virtual reality-capable PCs to just about everyone with its new Radeon RX480 vid...
10:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget AMD's 7th generation laptop chips are stronger Intel competitors
AMD has always been the cheaper alternative to Intel's processors, but with its latest generation of mobile chips, it's also aiming to close the performance gap. Announced at Computex today,...
08:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Airbnb allows neighbors to tattle on noisy guests
Airbnb says most of its users are "respectful travelers," but just in case an issue does come up, it's giving those who live near a rental a place to voice concerns. The company's ...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Court says police don't need warrants for phone location data
You would think that police would require a warrant to get your phone's location info, right? Not according to the US' Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. It just ruled that asking a company ...
06:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget USPS debuts stamps with New Horizons' view of Pluto
To honor NASA's discoveries, the USPS is debuting new stamps today with images from outer space. The "Views of Our Planets" series will get new images of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, ...
06:07 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Bayer to use satellite imaging to modernize farming efforts
You probably know Bayer for its aspirin. But the multinational pharmaceutical company has its fingers in more pies that that -- it's also keen to become a force in agriculture. As part of a push ...
05:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile creates service plan for visitors to the US
Tech-savvy travelers heading out from the US know how to make their (unlocked) smartphones work abroad: buy a pre-paid local SIM and add credits as needed. Sure actual international plans exist, but t...
05:35 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Your big-name PC may have a security flaw in its update software
Those problems with security holes in big PC makers' software bundles? They might not be over yet. Duo Security says it found vulnerabilities in the update software for Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and L...
05:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget A 45-year-old New York law is holding up autonomous vehicles
In New York state, legislators are worried a law from 1971 could be a roadblock for autonomous vehicles in the near future. As the New York Daily News reports, the state is the only one in the country...
05:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Google Home reportedly has Chromecast roots
Google Home promises a minor revolution as far as around-the-home voice assistants go, but its hardware roots may be more than a little familiar. The Information's source understands that Home ul...
04:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Turkish law forces PayPal to suspend operations in the country
Turkey and the tech world's relationship is infamously contentious, and the country has crippled another company: PayPal. Starting this June 6th, the secure payment service is closing up shop, ac...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Catch up with Computex 2016: Day two
After yesterday's ASUS keynote, Computex has finally kicked off under the hot Taipei sunshine. The show is no stranger to a variety of unusual PC parts, including enthusiast motherboards, gaming ...
04:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Retailers fight to silence customer data breaches
A consortium of retailers, including Target and Home Depot, vowed to fight a data breach notification bill. The bill, HR 2205 from Reps. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) and John Carney (D-Del.), would requ...
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Samsung's new 512GB SSD is smaller than a postage stamp
Storage in your laptop or smartphone is a compromise between volume, access speed and physical size. But, the industry's competition to shrink them while boosting their specifications is fierce. ...
03:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Mojang bans brands from building Minecraft promo maps and mods
Mojang's putting its blocky foot down when it comes to brands and Minecraft. In an open letter to the community on its site, Owen Hill, the company's director of creative communications, lai...
03:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Periscope is using viewer juries to fight trolls
With most social internet services, getting rid of trolls is usually a matter of reporting a post or blocking the offender. But how do you do that in a fast-moving livestream service like Periscope? ...
03:04 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Jawbone refutes reports that it will exit the fitness tracker market
Last week, a report claiming that Jawbone would exit the fitness tracker marketplace made the rounds. At the time, Jawbone offered us a "no comment," but today the company has released a ful...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Amazon Japan adds 12 new original series to Prime Video
Amazon isn't wasting any time making good on its original programming plans for Japan. As part of its Prime Video service, which launched in September of last year, the company had announced plan...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget A closer look at that $14,000 Android phone
How much do you value your privacy, and how worried are you that your calls and text messages are under observation? If the answer to both question is "lots," then perhaps you'd be inte...
02:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Xbox One price drops to $299 ahead of E3
If Microsoft is hoping to quell rumors of new Xbox hardware at E3, it isn't doing the greatest job. The company has permanently cut the prices of Xbox One consoles by $50 across the board, loweri...
01:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Dell keeps its 2-in-1 laptop momentum going with new models
It's no secret that the PC market is shrinking due to the onslaught of smartphones and tablets, but if you ask Dell, it's apparently bucking the trend thanks to its 2-in-1 notebooks and gami...
01:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Dell's new 2-in-1 PCs run the gamut in screen size
It's no secret that the PC market has been shrinking due to the onslaught of smartphones and tablets, but if you ask Dell, it's apparently bucking the trend thanks to its 2-in-1 notebooks an...
01:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Google plots a backstory for its AI assistant
Now that Google Assistant is promising two-way conversations, Google wants to give the artificial intelligence a little more personality. The company has asked both a freelance artist (Emma Coats) and...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Facebook reportedly considering making Messenger more secure
Facebook Messenger could be getting a significant security update this summer. According to The Guardian, the Zuckerberg-led company is looking to implement end-to-end encryption for its messaging app...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Atari returns to hardware with smart home gadgets
Classic video game brand Atari has announced it's making new hardware, but sadly it's not a new console. Instead, it's making connected home and smart devices. There aren't many de...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Plug this into your Android phone and it records 3D video
As the latest Android phones cram more camera tricks up their unibody sleeves, what about your current smartphone that's barely a year old? Well that might be where the Eye-Plug comes in. Hidden ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget The best espresso machine, grinder and accessories for beginners
By Cale Guthrie Weissman 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 more than 60 hours researching an...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Samsung is packing more ads into its smart TV interface
Samsung wants to be more than just a hardware company, which is why it's strengthening its longstanding flirtation with the ad business. The Wall Street Journal claims that the manufacturer, stru...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Is there a market for a $14,000 super-secure Android phone?
2016 is a hard year to enter the mobile phone business: profits in the Android world are nonexistent and most of the industry's established names are struggling. HTC, LG, Sony and others have far...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an iPad Air and Qwerkywriter Bluetooth keyboard!
Need inspiration for a 1930s screenplay or just enjoy the satisfying clack of mechanical keyboards? Either way, the Qwerkywriter from Qwerky Toys could be just the thing for your writing nook. This Bl...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Time Inc. confirms Myspace has been hacked
Time Inc. only got the keys to Myspace.com a few months ago, but it's already having to confirm some bad news: the social network has been the target of a hack. In a press release, the company sa...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Using the HTC Vive with a green screen lets others follow along
It's often hard to convey what's happening inside virtual reality. HTC Vive's green screen idea attempts to do just that -- and also make it more interesting to watch. I will admit: Wat...
10:10 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget The story of EE has been turned into a book
Nothing says summer like lying on a beach and getting stuck into a good book. But what to read? A 19th century classic, or perhaps Murakami's latest surrealist tale? What about the fascinating st...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Mophie brings wireless charging to its iPhone battery cases
Wireless phone charging has been around for years, but most consumers wouldn't know it. The fight between different standards and a lack of support from phone makers has made the entire idea of c...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Origin PC, Velocity Micro jump on Intel's 10-core processor
Now that Intel has officially trotted out Core i7 Extreme Edition processors based on its shiny new Broadwell-E platform, gaming PC makers are coming out of the woodwork with systems that tout these e...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Whirlpool's Vessi is a homebrew fermentor that pours a pint
There's no denying the popularity of homebrewing beer among DIYers, and we've seen a number of devices that aim to make that process easier. The latest small appliance comes from a familiar ...
08:29 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget NASA gets a better picture of Pluto's surface
Back in December, NASA shared its best Pluto close-ups gathered by New Horizons. It was a detailed, but incomplete set -- now, the plucky probe has transferred more data back to Earth, allowing resear...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Sony's Xperia X hits the US on June 26, but you don't need one
After a confusing introduction at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, Sony is finally gearing up to bring its new Xperias -- the Xperia X, X Performance, XA and XA Ultra -- to the US this summer....
07:45 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Come join us for the first Engadget UK Meetup!
We love summer. The days are longer, the evenings are lighter, and we feel much better about working into the night to bring you the tech news you crave. So that got us thinking -- what better time th...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget The most followed account on Twitter has been hacked
Social media accounts get hacked all the time, but last night the victim list included the current most-followed (at 89 million, the @Twitter account itself only has 55 million) Twitter user: Katy Per...
07:12 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget BBC Micro:bit computer now available to all for 13
After a couple of unforeseen delays, the BBC finally began delivering Micro:bit computers to Year 7 students across the UK in March. With the objective of distributing free microcomputers to an entire...
06:57 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Microsoft has its own venture capitalism division
Microsoft has started its own venture capital division. The new group is called Microsoft Ventures, and it will focus on early-stage startup investments. Confusingly, Microsoft Ventures was already th...
06:57 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Microsoft has its own venture capital division
Microsoft has started its own venture capital division. The new group is called Microsoft Ventures, and it will focus on early-stage startup investments. Confusingly, Microsoft Ventures was already th...
06:39 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget BT's football final coverage attracts 3 million on YouTube
BT Sport's YouTube experiment turned out to be quite successful. As the Guardian reports, the broadcaster attracted three million people to its live coverage of the Champions League and Europa Le...
06:29 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Europe enlists tech companies to help end online hate speech
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have signed up to stop the spread of hate speech online. The group have committed to a European Commission (EC) code of conduct that ensures their respective p...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Digital Storm's latest gaming all-in-one packs a 10-core CPU
The trend of gigantic all-in-one gaming PCs isn't ending any time soon. Digital Storm has unveiled a new version of the Aura, a 34-inch curved system that packs some truly high-end hardware. To b...
05:24 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Hong Kong Pokmon fans protest over Pikachu translation
Nintendo and The Pok&eacute;mon Company have caused a minor international kerfuffle after deciding to reduce the number of languages it translates Pok&eacute;mon games into. Back in February, ...
04:28 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Welcome to Computex 2016!
In the middle of humid Taiwan, Computex is a show mostly all about computers. There's always other stuff, but it centers on PCs. ASUS started the show a little early, but we're also hearing ...
03:30 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget The President of Taiwan tries a quick chat with ASUS' home robot
I've said before that Computex is ASUS' show -- and what better demonstration than having the recently-elected President of Taiwan "talk" to your newly announced home robot? Crowd ...
03:05 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget UberPool now covers most of central London
Uber's ride-sharing service, UberPool, is now available in a larger patch of London. Whereas before it was limited to a small part of the capital, it now spans all of zone one and zone two, as we...
03:04 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Intel's 7th generation of Core CPUs are coming later this year
Besides its $1,723 10-core Core i7 Extreme Edition processor, Intel just teased some other chip news during its keynote presentation at Computex. There aren't many details available, but the comp...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, May 31, 2016
Engadget Intel's first 10-core desktop CPU will cost $1,723
Now that the megahertz race has slowed down in the desktop processor world, the new race is all about more and more cores. To that end, Intel just announced its first 10-core desktop CPU, the Core i7-...