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11:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Google Search on Android can find your info in apps and offline
Since 2013, Android users have been able to use Google Search to find things stored within the apps on their phone, and now that feature is getting an upgrade. Google announced tonight that a new &quo...
09:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget 'TowerFall' ups the mayhem with eight-person local multiplayer
The developers behind TowerFall are working on more than just a game about climbing a mountain. That's right: Matt Thorson has also released an official mod that brings support for up to eight pl...
08:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Washington Post open-sources its 'Trump Revealed' biography
Last week, after the Washington Post published its new Trump Revealed biography, the Republican Nominee was quick to give the book a harsh, "Don't buy, boring!" review. While Trump may ...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Court tosses federal lawsuit over AT&T's data throttling
The FCC may be having some success hauling AT&amp;T out on the carpet for throttling unlimited data plans without clear warnings to customers, but the FTC isn't so lucky. A Ninth Circuit app...
07:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget The new Papa John's app for Apple TV makes ordering a breeze
Papa John's knows a delicious pizza goes well with marathoning your favorite shows by way of the Apple TV. That's why the pizza giant has launched a new app to let you order, customize and p...
06:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft OneNote can help solve your math homework
Just in time for back to school season, Microsoft has made a few slick updates to Office 365, intended to help users get more out of their pen-based digital notes. Building on the beta launch of Windo...
06:22 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget More of Sierra's classic adventure games come to Steam
Sure, Sierra's biggest adventure game titles (such as King's Quest and Space Quest) have been around in their original forms on Steam for a while, but many gamers remember playing a lot more...
05:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget SETI researchers investigate an unusual signal
The hunt for alien life might have turned up something special. A Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence team using Russia's RATAN-600 radio telecope (above) is investigating an unusually stro...
05:35 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget It's now easier to create and customize Snapchat Geofilters
If you're one to continually try out Snapchat's On-Demand Geofilters to spruce up your snaps, starting today you'll be able to edit and place themes and designs straight from within the...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent app once again linked to Mac malware
The developers of Transmission can't catch a break. Just months after their BitTorrent app was linked to the first known instance of Mac ransomware, security researchers at ESET have pinpointed a...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Alleged PS4 Slim leak reveals incremental changes to console
Sony has confirmed its next game system, the PlayStation Neo, and will probably formally introduce it at an event on September 7th. The console maker was rumored to have built a new thinner version of...
04:35 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Order pizza right from your Twitch stream with Hungrybot
When you're chilling on the couch watching your favorite esports stream on Twitch and hunger hits, pizza is just a few keystrokes away....
04:15 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Twitter's making it easy for content creators to show you ads
Twitter's finally giving creators a good reason to upload videos to its platform rather than YouTube by allowing individuals to monetize content....
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Report: Google is turning Waze into a ride-sharing platform
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is planning to launch a carpool-based ride-sharing service using Waze in the Bay Area. The new feature would connect drivers and potential passengers going...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Chris Brown turns to Instagram amid police standoff
Singer Chris Brown's Instagram account got a lot more interesting today. With police outside of his Los Angeles home, who were following up on a report that Brown pulled a gun on an unnamed woman...
03:15 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget EU net neutrality guidelines close key 'fast lane' loopholes
When the European Union passed its net neutrality laws in 2015, it left a few big loopholes that many were worried would undermine the rules. Would your internet provider have free rein to exempt its...
02:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Konami announces 'Metal Gear Solid: The Definitive Collection'
Konami is bundling Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online in a special package called Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience....
02:25 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Parrot's hybrid drone looks ready to blast a Death Star
Remember when drones used to be fun toys, not a serious business regulated by the Feds? Parrot does, judging by its two latest models, the Mambo and Swing. The $139 Swing looks a lot like an X-Wing fi...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget The resurrection of 'Allison Road'
When Chris Kesler was six years old, he sat just outside of his cousin's room and peered at the flickering TV through a crack in the doorway. On-screen, in grainy VHS quality, a murderous red-hai...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Pebble's latest update adds quick views and more shortcuts
When Pebble announced its latest Pebble 2 and Time 2 watches earlier this year, it also revealed several software improvements that would roll out not just to the new models, but to most other existin...
01:05 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget The new Google is coming for all users soon
The new Google+ is slowly being rolled out to additional users over the next few days, according to Danielle Buckley, Project Manager at Google. Finally, anyone who wasn't able to take a look at ...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Now is available on your PC
Sony was vague about when PlayStation Now would reach PCs, but apparently you didn't have to wait long at all -- it's available today. If you have a sufficiently beefy Windows PC (a 3.5GHz C...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget SpaceX to launch SES satellite on a reused Falcon 9 rocket
Satellite operator SES will be the first company to launch a spacecraft on a 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket. The Falcon 9 which travelled to the ISS in April, before landing on a drone ship in ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget My favorite games to read
I've been reading a really great story recently. By which I mean I have been playing a really great video game. Specifically, I've been playing adventure game Kentucky Route Zero, now on its...
11:37 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Devs can now publish Windows apps straight to Xbox One
Microsoft is getting its proverbial development ducks in a row, with the addition of new capabilities to its Dev Center that should make multi-platform publishing a whole lot more straightforward, as ...
11:11 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget 'Gran Turismo Sport' delayed to sometime in 2017
Polyphony Digital has a reputation for taking its sweet time to bring Gran Turismo games to Sony consoles, and Gran Turismo Sport won't be an exception to the rule. The studio has delayed its fi...
10:50 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Google wants your help to improve its automatic translations
Google's ability to interpret and translate handwriting isn't perfect. Sometimes you'll scribble a word or take a photo of a restaurant menu on holiday, only to have a garbled mess thro...
10:31 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Sonos opens up: Spotify Connect and Amazon Echo control is coming
As much as Sonos is known for high-quality connected speakers, it's also built up a reputation for lackluster software and a closed ecosystem. And that's getting harder to live with as alter...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Samsung launches first Exynos chip with all radios built in
Samsung has revealed a new chip that could have a ripple effect on its high-end smartphones, and will make IoT devices and smartphones for developing markets faster, slimmer and cheaper. The quad-core...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Mophie's cheapest battery packs yet start at just $30
There are two things Mophie has always been known for: Delivering attractive mobile cases and battery packs that fit right alongside Apple's aesthetic, and making you pay a premium to own its pro...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The US Government wants to limit big rig speeds
Today on In Case You Missed It: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to mechanically limit the speed of buses and semis over 26,000 pounds to under 68 miles per hour. The id...
09:05 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Intel's 7th generation Core CPUs will devour 4K video
4K video is finally gaining a foothold in home theaters this year, but for most PCs it's practically kryptonite. Even if you're lucky enough to have a powerful computer, dealing with such hi...
09:02 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget The wireless FIIL Diva headphones are gorgeous but flaky
In a world where everything is increasingly wireless, most of us are still tethered by our headphones. Manufacturers have produced wireless headsets of all types, but they're still limited by iss...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Uber gives you ride discounts for shopping with a Visa card
Uber is no stranger to promos that discount rides when you use a specific credit card, but it's kicking things up a notch. It's introducing a permanent Local Offers feature that, in its curr...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Kwikset's second-gen Kevo is ready to lock up your smart home
When it launched in 2013, Kwikset's Kevo smart lock was the first to allow users to unlock their front door with just a tap on the deadbolt. Today, Kwikset is launching the second generation Kevo...
08:10 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Twitter's promoted stickers invade UK feeds
Playing its part in the ongoing game of shameless social network feature copying, Twitter launched stickers for all users last month. These let you spice up your pictures with emoji and other cartoony...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget VMware won't charge you to run a new OS in Fusion
Virtual machine software is theoretically a one-and-done purchase, but you know that's not how it works in practice. You typically end up buying an upgrade every year just to get the latest opera...
07:30 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Kim Dotcom will be allowed to stream his extradition appeal
The extradition case for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be streamed on YouTube, a New Zealand court has ruled. The German internet entrepreneur -- now living in Auckland, the nation's largest ...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget The compact Yuneec Breeze drone is built for 4K selfies
Yuneec is known for high-end drones with features like 4K and collision avoidance, but is going straight for Joe Consumer with its latest model. The Breeze is a $500 compact drone with five flight mod...
06:02 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget EU Commission: Apple must repay its $14.5b Irish tax break
The European Commission has ruled that Apple was given up to &euro;13 billion ($14.5/&pound;11.1 billion) in an illegal sweetheart tax deal with the Irish government. The amount of money invol...
05:01 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Adieu, Chromebook Pixel 2
The best Chromebook that money can buy is slowly disappearing. As VentureBeat notes, the second-generation Chromebook Pixel is now unavailable in the US, with a mere "out of stock" message d...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget 'This War of Mine' studio reveals a dystopian steampunk PC game
11 Bit Studios made a name for itself with This War of Mine, a powerful game about the civilian casualties of war, and now the company is back with a second experience that peers into the heart of hum...
02:40 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Amazon is cracking down on counterfeit goods
Amazon is cracking down on more than just counterfeit reviews -- the e-commerce juggernaut is waging a war against fugazi products, too. In order to sell Adidas, Asics, Hasbro, Nike and Samsung produc...
01:26 am -04 - Tue, August 30, 2016
Engadget Apple iPad, Mac rumors suggest upgrades for power users
While we prepare to see the next iPhone on September 7th, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has delivered another batch of rumors centered around Apple's iPad and Mac plans. According to his sources, ...
11:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget FCC backs down from municipal broadband case
After losing its bid to protect municipal broadband services, the Federal Communications Commission has apparently given up the fight to keep local competition in high-speed internet service. As Ars T...
10:54 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget NASA uses a DNA sequencer in space for the first time
The crew of the ISS just took the first step towards making the orbital laboratory a little safer for its inhabitants. For the first time ever, NASA astronauts have sequenced DNA in microgravity. The ...
10:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Niantic is reversing bans on some 'Pokmon Go' accounts
Pok&eacute;mon Go players who felt they were wrongly banned might get a reprieve. That's because developer Niantic has said that in its quest to block bots and data scrapers, some people who...
09:43 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget LG delivers three new super-sized ultrawide monitors
LG has continued to push the limits of 21:9 aspect ratio monitors over the years and its latest three additions are something to behold. Ready to debut at IFA and coming to the US this fall, they incl...
09:01 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget The FAA's commercial UAV rules are now in effect
Look alive, stateside drone pilots: the Federal Aviation Administration's initial set of operational rules for commercial UAV flights officially goes into effect today. Those rules were finalized...
08:20 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Narcos,' 'Killjoys,' college football
This week the NFL preseason is wrapping up as the college football season begins, which also means the end of summer TV and the beginning of fall programming. Battlebots and Killjoys both have season ...
07:34 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Now Google Cast is built into every Chrome browser
Like Gmail prior, it honestly seems like Google Cast has been in beta forever. Well, it's actually only been two years according to Google, and that test period ends now. Cast is directly built i...
07:05 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Instagram Stories fights Snapchat by recommending users to follow
Instagram Stories' feature updates are no longer quite in lockstep with Snapchat's. It's gradually rolling out an update to the Explore section that displays a bar of Stories from peop...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Surface Pro 3 battery issues disappear in today's update
The Surface Pro 3 has been plagued with a software problem that causes some tablets to quickly lose power once unplugged from a charger, but a firmware update released today squashes the battery bug. ...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Android 7.0 Nougat review: All about getting things done faster
After a surprise debut and months of previews, Android 7.0 Nougat is ready for primetime. The broad strokes haven't changed since we first met Nougat back in March (when it was just "Android...
05:10 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Sensor tech predicts when senior citizens are at risk of falling
Falls are dangerous for anyone, but they can be particularly worrying for senior citizens whose bodies aren't as resilient as they used to be. University of Missouri scientists may have a way to ...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget 'Dead or Alive' VR is basically sexual assault, the game
PlayStation VR is going to launch with a game that allows players to sexually assault a woman who is actively asking them to stop. Yes, that's exactly as gross as it sounds and yes, of course the...
04:20 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Kim Dotcom hopes to livestream his extradition appeal
Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom is in the fight of his life as he appeals his possible extradition to the US, and he wants everyone to know it. He's requesting that the Auckland, New Zealand court...
03:54 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Blu's Pure XR brings 3D Touch to Android for $299
Right on schedule, Blu has followed up last year's Pure XL with its latest affordable, feature-heavy (and unlocked) Android phone: the $299 4G LTE Pure XR. On its face, the XR version sports a cu...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung's enormous, pen-toting Galaxy Note was something of a curiosity when the original came out five years ago -- unwieldy and built for a niche audience. Since then, big phones have become th...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget What to expect at this year's IFA
IFA, one of the world's largest consumer electronics trade shows, starts this week in Berlin. It's not quite as big as CES, but it can be a good insight into what lies ahead in the holiday s...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Foreign hackers attacked two state election systems, FBI warns
Hackers outside of the United States attacked two state election databases in recent months and the FBI is warning voting officials across the country to bulk up security and investigate their own sys...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Zuckerberg hopes to show off his home control AI next month
Remember that artificial intelligence Mark Zuckerberg said he was going to build to control his house? It sounds like he actually made it -- and he's almost ready to show it to the public. "...
01:55 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook is working on user-activated Safety Checks
Facebook's Safety Check has proven an invaluable tool for people to contact their friends and families in the immediate aftermath of large scale disasters. At a public Q&amp;A session in Luis...
01:28 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Verizon's 'LTE Advanced' network promises 50 percent higher speed
Every wireless carrier has various tests that say its network is the best, but most still view Verizon as the best overall choice when looking for that all-important combo of speed and reliability. (T...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Google announces 30 finalists for its first indie games festival
Google's first indie gaming festival is less than a month away, and today the company is announcing the 30 games that made the cut for the competition. You can find the whole list here, but note ...
12:43 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Sony returns to crowdfunding for its next e-paper watch
Miss out on Sony's original crowdfunded watch? You're about to get a second chance... at least, if you live in Japan. It's running a campaign to fund the FES Watch U, a more polished-...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Apple sends out invitations for its September 7th iPhone event
The rumor was right on the money -- Apple has sent out invitations for a media event on September 7th. The teaser is characteristically cryptic between its out-of-focus lights (which, naturally, form...
12:18 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Roku's next players reportedly deliver HDR, more 4K support
If you held off on last year's Roku 4, the company's next batch of media players might be for you. The big upgrade this time around is the addition of HDR support in the high-end "Roku ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget The best tech for college athletes
Look, there's clearly more to college life than studying and partying. There's also sports! Before you hit the field, gym, rink or court it's probably worth taking stock of how you can ...
11:46 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook highlights false news story in its trending topics
The usefulness of Facebook's "trending topics" feature has always been a bit questionable, but it's been under fire this year as the company battled accusations its human editors w...
11:28 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Skagen's first smartwatches are decidedly analog
Fossil is gradually dragging its watch brands into the smartwatch era, and now it's Skagen's turn: the Danish company is introducing its first smartwatch, the Hagen Connected. The new wrist...
11:07 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget NFL reportedly using ball tracking chips in pre-season games
The NFL is using sensors inside footballs during pre-season to track quarterback throwing speeds, running back acceleration, ball position and other stats, according to Recode. The chips are reportedl...
10:27 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Swing states don't want DHS to protect its voting machines
Some states' electronic voting machines are antiquated, insecure and vulnerable to potential attacks from hostile attackers. But despite this, states like Georgia and Pennsylvania would prefer to...
09:58 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Russia hopes 'clean' rockets are the future of spaceflight
If you ask Russia, modern rockets are hindered by not just their engines, but their fuel -- the chemicals just aren't powerful enough to carry increasingly heavier loads and keep costs in check. ...
09:29 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile tweaks its One plan to address your complaints
T-Mobile's One plan rubbed a lot of people the wrong way: sure, you got unlimited on-device data, but anything better than 480p video or 2G hotspot tethering was going to cost you an arm and a le...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Fitbit's new Charge and Flex track every type of workout
It's no surprise that Fitbit's been planning a major update to its fitness trackers. And about time, too. The two-year-old Charge and three-year-old Flex are in dire need of a tune-up to hel...
08:30 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Sky Q review: The live TV box you don't use for live TV
It's more than a decade old, but Sky+HD remains one of the leading set-top boxes available to subscribers in the UK. YouView, TiVo and others all have their merits, but in terms of longevity, spe...
08:08 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Iran launches the first part of its national data network
Iran made a lot of fuss about creating a national data network way back in 2005, and after 11 years it's finally ready... sort of. The country has launched the first phase of the network, which ...
07:07 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget There may be water on Mars, but not much
Remember those weird dark streaks that NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found last September? These recurring slope lineae (RSL), as they're called, were originally thought to contain liqu...
05:55 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget New York's smarter face recognition catches more ID thieves
Sometimes, behind-the-scenes tech upgrades can make a big difference. New York's Governor Cuomo reports that an overhaul of the state DMV's face recognition software in January has led to m...
04:44 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget UK: Facebook, Google, Twitter 'consciously failing' on terrorism
The UK parliament has slammed Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for "consciously failing" to remove terrorism recruitment content. According to a report from the Home Affairs Committee, the soci...
04:04 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Toyota is teaching teens how to build fuel-cell cars
Toyota has launched a new project to teach high school students how to build fuel cell cars. Well, OK, the company is teaching them how to build small, remote-controlled fuel cell cars, but it's ...
02:30 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget Philips Hue motion sensor turns lights on for you
So you have your home all decked out with some sweet smart lights that you can control with your phone. Big deal. True convenience is when your lights turn on exactly when you need them to, without yo...
01:20 am -04 - Mon, August 29, 2016
Engadget US mulls speed-limiting devices for buses and big rigs
Large vehicles like buses and big rig trucks are just as much of a safety concern as everyday cars, and US regulators think technology might be the key to saving lives. The NHTSA and FMCS have propos...
11:46 pm -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget Amtrak's next-generation high-speed trains arrive in 2021
While Amtrak is a perfectly fine way to travel, especially on the Eastern seaboard, the country's publicly owned rail company doesn't exactly have a high-tech reputation. That will change in...
10:16 pm -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget Simulated Mars mission ends its year-long experiment
A NASA-backed, year-long simulation of living on Mars has finally come to a close. The six people in the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) experiment have left their dome on Ma...
08:50 pm -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget NBC Sports 'Goal Rush' helps you follow Premier League scoring
Premier League soccer started a couple of weeks ago, but this weekend NBC Sports debuted a new feature for fans in the US: Goal Rush. Each week when there are multiple matches going on at the same tim...
07:25 pm -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget Opera warns that its web sync service was hacked
Data breaches happen all too often, but it's rare that they target your browser's sync service... and unfortunately, Opera just became one of those exceptions. The company is warning users ...
06:01 pm -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget Microsoft makes it easy to report hate speech
If you come across any racial and gay slur and just about anything that sounds like hate speech on Xbox Live, you can directly report the incident to Microsoft. The tech titan has launched a dedicated...
04:28 pm -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget US military worries it will lose the AI war
It took a while for the US military to bolster its defenses against cyberattacks, and it looks like there's a similar deficit when it comes to artificial intelligence. A new Defense Department r...
02:56 pm -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget 'Jason Bourne' in 3D is making moviegoers in China nauseous
In China, where 80 percent of movie theaters built in the last 10 years have 3D projectors, movie studios often release "exclusive," three-dimensional adaptations of movies that won't a...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget Russia's search giant is making a self-driving shuttle bus
Internet search giants making self-driving cars appears to be a trend, and Russia's Yandex wants in. It's partnering with Daimler, truck maker Kamaz and government-backed researchers at NAM...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Hackbot wars, part 3
Find out who will win in the final Hackbotz showdown between the Death-A-Nator, Ghandi-Bot and Mr. Pointy? Ben's weapon of choice is an "intimidation knife" that's attached with 3D...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget After Math: Only the essentials
It was a pretty kick-ass week in terms of interplanetary exploration -- and not even just in NMS. Astronomers found a potentially habitable planet just 4.2 light years from us! This could be our first...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget Tesla's powerful new battery, and more in the week that was
Tesla makes the world's best electric cars - but they're not content to rest on their laurels. The company just launched a powerful new battery that makes the Model S the fastest production ...
06:55 am -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget Watch Snowden talk 'Snowden' with Oliver Stone next month
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's telepresence world tour has another stop: a conversation following an early screening of the upcoming Oliver Stone biopic, Snowden. The Oscar-winning director w...
01:01 am -04 - Sun, August 28, 2016
Engadget Laptop pioneer John Ellenby dies
The PC industry has lost one of its quieter but more influential leaders: John Ellenby, the CEO of Grid Systems, died earlier this month at the age of 75 of yet to be determined causes. His company (...
11:04 pm -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget MIT's new 3D-printer makes objects that remember their shape
3D printing has done a lot for medical science. It's helped us create better prosthetics, manufacture artificial vertebrae and even develop smaller internal cameras. Next, it could help us revolu...
09:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Strange galaxy is made almost entirely of dark matter
A galaxy isn't big just because it has many stars in it. A worldwide research group has discovered that a galaxy in the Coma cluster, Dragonfly 44, consists of 99.99 percent dark matter. It ha...
08:03 pm -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Ubisoft is shutting down the free-to-play 'Ghost Recon'
Free-to-play games based on popular franchises were a huge trend for awhile. But, as Microsoft showed us this week by canceling Halo Online for Russia, there are no guarantees for success. Ubisoft is ...
06:27 pm -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Google taps Airbnb exec to turn self-driving cars into a business
Google's self-driving car project hit a rough patch with the departure of one of its earliest team members, but it's evident that the tech giant is still bent on turning the experiment into ...
05:01 pm -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Facebook will show bigger vertical videos in your News Feed
Facebook's News Feed for mobile will become much friendlier to vertical videos in the near future, according to Marketing Land. It won't exactly be optimized for the orientation the way Snap...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Juno probe makes the closest-ever encounter with Jupiter
If you thought the Juno probe's first photos of Jupiter were tantalizing, you're in for a treat. The spacecraft just completed the closest approach it will take during its primary mission a...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Motorola's latest wireless earbuds don't live up to expectations
In June, Motorola unveiled its VerveLife line of "lifestyle" products, with the VerveOnes+ wireless earbuds being the first to go on sale. These are truly wireless, existing as two independe...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: The political media machine on Facebook
Inside Facebook's (TotallyInsane, UnintentionallyGigantic, Hyperpartisan)Political-Media MachineJohn Herrman,The New York Times MagazineA barrage of political links, ads and other content has fil...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Yoga will make you want OLED everywhere
The dream of large OLED screens has, for the past few years, seemed perpetually on the horizon. LG has had OLED TVs on the market for a while, but they're still far more expensive than comparable...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Six innovative rooftop solar technologies
By Cat DiStasioIt's never been easier to give your house a solar roof. Falling manufacturing costs and increasing demand have led to a number of fascinating new solar products in recent years, in...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The first autonomous robotic octopus has arrived
Today on In Case You Missed It: Harvard Researchers created the world's first fully-autonomous octo-robot, something that runs on hydrogen peroxide and moves by pumping oxygen into its tentacles....
03:02 am -04 - Sat, August 27, 2016
Engadget Privacy groups call foul on WhatsApp sharing data with Facebook
WhatsApp's new terms-of-service are causing quite a stir among privacy advocates. Yesterday, the company announced it would begin sharing user phone numbers, profile data, status message and onli...
10:42 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget FDA recommends that all donated blood be tested for Zika
In light of the Zika virus rapidly spreading to other parts of the world, the Food and Drug Administration has changed up its recommendations for donated blood. Going forward, all blood donated in the...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' has been pirated 750,000 times
It seems streaming exclusives are continuing to create a rise in piracy. After a four-year hiatus Frank Ocean finally resurfaced, dropping his long-anticipated sophomore album, Blonde, on Apple Music ...
09:24 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Progress from 'NBA 2K17' demo carries over to the full game
Game demos are awesome, but they're usually the intro section of any given game. More than that, once you actually have the retail version, you're stuck working through the same portion of t...
08:51 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget AT&T signs up HBO for its DirecTV Now streaming service
Back in March AT&amp;T announced plans for a trio of DirecTV-branded streaming services it will launch later this year, and now it's stocking the cupboard with content. Disney recently announ...
08:23 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Google Wallet introduces automatic transfers
Google has just pushed out an update to its Wallet mobile app that allows automatic transfers to your bank account. Previously, if you wanted to use money from the account elsewhere you'd have to...
07:28 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget VW aims for an EV that goes 300 miles on a 15-minute charge
In the wake of its emissions scandal and lawsuit with US authorities, German automaker Volkswagen has been pushing its electric concept vehicles and rushing its 84-mile-per-battery E-Golf into the con...
06:43 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Tech giants pledge to close the gender pay gap
To celebrate Women's Equality Day, President Obama has announced a group of 29 major US employers who have signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge and promised to help close the gender pay gap. O...
05:56 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Broadcast your Blizzard games right now via Facebook Live
As originally announced in June, game developer Blizzard Entertainment and social media powerhouse Facebook have agreed to a deal that enables FB users to stream their Blizzard gameplay over Facebook ...
05:45 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Everyday robots
Tomorrow is International Cosplay Day, so a quick shout-out to all you creative folks out there who spend so much time stitching together costumes to bring fantasy to life: Y'all are rad! It is v...
05:31 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Untangling the NSA's latest alleged embarrassment
Last week, security researcher Mikko Hypponen found a notice on Github from an entity called Shadow Brokers, a reference to master of the galactic black market for information in the game Mass Effect....
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Baidu's all-electric self-driving car is a modified Chery EQ
Baidu's plan to make self-driving cars a consumer reality by 2018 just changed gears, so to speak. According to Business Insider, the company has swapped out its modified BMW 3-series test vehicl...
04:42 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Facebook is ditching human editors from its trending topics
Facebook made the news a few months ago after claims surfaced via Gizmodo that the social network was keeping certain conservative news content from hitting the site's Trending Topics section....
04:20 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Ford's app lets you find and pay for garage parking
Ford is making some canny moves to get its brand in front of the public, even for folks who don't own one of its cars. Its latest update to the FordPass app lets your reserve a parking spot in ga...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Nintendo opines on where it went wrong with the Wii U
Nintendo wants to make sure it "does better" next time when it comes to launching its NX platform....
03:35 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Snapchat is rolling out behavioral targeting later this year
Snapchat is bringing behavioral targeting, or advertisement based on data gathered from user activity, to the app in the near future. ...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Level is a pair of glasses that doubles as an activity tracker
Last year, VSP, the nation's largest vision care provider, unveiled what it thinks is the eyewear of the future. It's called Project Genesis and it comes from The Shop, a thinktank innovatio...
02:51 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Spotify buries artists with Apple and Tidal exclusives
Another week has passed with another high-profile exclusive debuting on Apple Music. As it does each time an artist keeps a new album off its service, Spotify reiterated this week that those exclusive...
02:51 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Spotify buries artists with Apple and Tidal exclusives (updated)
Another week has passed with another high-profile exclusive debuting on Apple Music. As it does each time an artist keeps a new album off its service, Spotify reiterated this week that those exclusive...
02:27 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget NASA extends the Spitzer mission for two-and-a-half years
When the Spitzer telescope blasted off to space on August 25th, 2003, NASA didn't think it would still be doing science by 2016. But since it's alive and well 13 years later, the agency has ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget The Wii U revisited: Looking back on a forward-thinking console
Engadget is re-reviewing the current generation of game consoles, each of which has benefited from firmware updates, price drops and an improved selection of games. We've already revisited the Xb...
01:31 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Watch Fox Sports Go on Apple TV, if you have cable
The start of both NFL and college football seasons are imminent and Fox Sports is giving viewers another option for streaming the action. The network announced today that its Fox Sports Go app is now ...
01:05 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Spotify adds a full list of tour dates to artist pages
Spotify has been providing concert info for a while, but now those listings are getting a bit more detailed. Late last year, the company teamed up with Songkick to serve up a list of nearby concerts b...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Mind-controlled nanobots release drugs inside cockroaches
Stay with me here -- scientists from Bar-Ilan University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel created nanobots, injected them into cockroaches, and released fluorescent drugs into the insects us...
12:16 pm -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Amazon to open bookstores in Chicago and Portland
For an independent bookstore, few threats are bigger than Amazon. With its e-book store and brutally competitive print book prices, it can be hard for a family-run business to compete. Well, it's...
11:51 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Twitter is working on a keyword tool to combat harassment
Harassment is one of the biggest problems facing Twitter right now. Some of the company's most popular and influential users have been driven off the platform because of some truly horrific, hurt...
11:26 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Sprint offers 'Unlimited Freedom Premium' for heavy video users
Not long after introducing its "Unlimited Freedom" option, Sprint has announced a new plan called "Unlimited Freedom Premium," which offers high-definition video for $20 more than ...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the HP Chromebook 13
Until recently, if you wanted a Chromebook, you had two distinct choices: splurge on a Pixel, or settle for something cheap and pokey. Lately, though, we've seen a few entries that aim to do some...
10:29 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Nintendo celebrates indie gaming this September
Nintendo is placing the spotlight squarely on a month's worth of independent games, introducing the #Nindies Summer Jam promotion going on in the Nintendo eShop....
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 3: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Editors Nathan Ingraham and Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about Android Nougat, PlayStation 4 rumors and why Amazon would create an Echo-exclusive music service. Then the p...
09:50 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Sony and Panasonic partner to sell 8K TVs by 2020
NHK boldly declared it would broadcast the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 8K (also called Super Hi-Vision), but that's just four years away now and the grand total of 8K TVs on the market is ... one. To ...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Stack your dominoes and get the pizza delivered too
Today on In Case You Missed It: Global pizza company Domino's is teaming up with drone delivery company Flirtey to launch an actual pie delivery service, via UAV, in New Zealand. The company has ...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Russian cyberthief convicted of stealing millions of CC info
Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian parliament member, could face up to 40 years in prison for hacking into point-of-sale computers and stealing millions of credit card details. A federal jury has co...
08:05 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget UberEats drivers are revolting in London
Established food delivery service Deliveroo and recently launched UberEats might be competitors in the UK, but their drivers have found a common enemy in the businesses they work for. UberEats courier...
07:03 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget 'Don't Starve Together' arrives on PS4 with a huge bundle
Thanks to being a freebie for PlayStation Plus subscribers, Don't Starve earned a solid following on PlayStation 4. To reward that, the developers at Klei Entertainment have put together a massiv...
06:02 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Google is killing off the Device Assist app on Nexus handsets
Google is killing off its homegrown Device Assist app that helps navigate the ins and outs of certain phones. That means tools like speed tests, settings for battery saving and live tech support are g...
05:40 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget EE's latest perk is six months of free Apple Music
Hot on the heels of EE giving subscribers free access to BT Sport's app for six months -- big spenders get it for the length of their contract, too -- the carrier is adding yet another tantalisin...
04:48 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Wander through 'Dear Esther' on PS4 and Xbox One next month
Before Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, indie developer The Chinese Room (TCR) wowed people with Dear Esther. The first-person narrative started as a mod for Half-life 2 in 2008 before the team r...
03:45 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget US banks will launch their Venmo competitor in October
In an attempt to add a little hipness to personal banking, a consortium of US banks has been quietly working on its very own Venmo competitor. While the details of the service are currently a little t...
02:42 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Russia's free, PC multiplayer Halo game has been cancelled
Remember that Halo game you heard about that wasn't launching in North America? Well, now it's not launching anywhere. Halo Online was originally intended to be a free, multiplayer game desi...
01:47 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget Rifftrax app takes the guesswork out of syncing jokes to film
For fans of snarky, alternative film commentary, Rifftrax has long been a haven of amusement. For only a few dollars, one can hear MST3K veterans Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett rag on clas...
01:06 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 could have tap-to-pay feature for Japan's subways
Apple might give its upcoming iPhones an extra feature exclusively for people living in Japan. According to Bloomberg, the tech titan is planning to add tap-to-pay support for the country's exten...
12:50 am -04 - Fri, August 26, 2016
Engadget De La Soul releases crowdfunded 'and the Anonymous Nobody' album
Like many Kickstarter projects, the new De La Soul album took a lot longer to arrive than promised, but now it's here. Originally scheduled for release in September 2015, the group's new pro...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget CBS All Access hits Xbox One
If you have been patiently waiting to try CBS All Access on your Xbox One, there's good news. CBS has announced that its streaming service is now available on Microsoft's console. It's ...
11:02 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Dolby Atmos soundbars are ready for your living room
After announcing a pair of Dolby Atmos-equipped soundbars at CES, Samsung is finally shipping the duo in the US. The HW-K950 and HW-K850 are both available now, so long as you're willing to part ...
10:29 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Ubisoft delays 'The Division' DLC to fix the base game
Ubisoft's survival shooter multiplayer title The Division had a successful launch back in March, but unpolished design choices erupted into outright game-breaking bugs in the free content additio...
09:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Researchers are building a robotic Lionfish exterminator
We joke around a lot about bringing about a horrific robot apocalypse, but let's get real: sometimes, building a killer robot is just the right thing to do. Well, at least when those robots are b...
09:04 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget The Department of Defense needs help designing a biohazard suit
The Department of Defense is looking for a few good creators to help bring a brand new biohazard suit to life. The Chembio Suit Challenge is being held by the Chemical and Biological Defense division ...
07:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget DJI's new Osmo camera adds a zoom lens
DJI's Osmo is already one of the better action camera / stabilizer (or gimbal) combos out there, but a new model is already on its way. Less than a year after the Osmo was released, DJI is introd...
07:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Snapchat brings live score filters to high school football
For its next geofilter trick, Snapchat is partnering with fellow Southern California startup ScoreStream to bring live scores from more than 5,000 weekly high school football games into your Snaps and...
06:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Google's Fiber rollout isn't going as planned
Google Fiber may have just gone live in Salt Lake City, but the process of laying all that fiber optic cable is reportedly making Alphabet's homebrewed ISP the company's most expensive unit ...
06:19 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Universal Music Group is reportedly done with streaming exclusives
Apple Music and Tidal have tapped into exclusive releases to gain the upper hand on Spotify over the last year, but it appears one major record label may have had enough. Frank Ocean released his long...
05:55 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget The co-creator of 'Rick and Morty' just founded a VR studio
Most folks know Justin Roiland as the co-creator and lead voice actor behind Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, but it's less widely known that he's obsessed with virtual reality. The enterta...
05:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Judge orders the release of additional Clinton emails
The FBI recently discovered an additional 15,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. Though a vast majority of those communications appear to be innocuous, a federal judge...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $25 on Jaybird X2 wireless headphones
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...
04:34 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Apple patenting a way to collect iPhone thieves' fingerprints
Apple's done a lot to curb iPhone theft via the "Find my iPhone" feature and encryption that locks out users if an incorrect code or fingerprint is used too often. However, it's th...
04:13 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget To stay competitive, Walmart and Target turn to startups for help
Ten startup teams are holed up in Minneapolis through next month to use a new retail-focused accelerator there to launch everything from voice-based search technology for retailers to interactive game...
03:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Your iPhone 6 could be falling victim to 'touch disease'
If you've ever seen a flickering gray bar at the top of your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus lately, you may be the victim of a very serious problem plaguing your mobile device....
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget NFL Network launches on PlayStation Vue ahead of football season
Last month, Sony announced that NFL Network and its RedZone channel for keeping up with scoring plays would arrive on PlayStation Vue before the start of the season. Well, the time has come. The compa...
03:11 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Playing solitaire and tic-tac-toe is as easy as a Google search
A Google search is handy for getting info on nearly anything, but now the company is making it easier to play two timeless games on both mobile and the web. When you search for "solitaire" o...
02:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget HTC breaks its promise to update the One A9 'within 15 days'
When HTC launched the One A9, it promised to roll out new versions of Android "within 15 days" of their release. Pretty sweet, right? Well, it would be -- but that's not happening with ...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget 'Virginia' comes to PS4, Xbox One and Steam on September 22nd
Virginia, the long-awaited "first person interactive drama from" indie game studio Variable State will hit consoles and desktops on September 22nd. The game, which draws its inspiration from...
02:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Apple patches three zero-day exploits after activist is hacked
Apple has rolled out a patch for three previously unknown zero-day exploits that were used to hack into the iPhone 6 of Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights activist based in the United Arab E...
01:39 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Homeland Security is investigating the Leslie Jones hack
The Department of Homeland Security is looking into yesterday's hack of actress Leslie Jones' personal information and photos. Deadline reports DHS confirmed Thursday that its New York offic...
01:27 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Unicode's next emoji update focuses on gender and jobs
The latest proposed updates to Unicode's emoji rules add a handful of dual-gendered jobs and give basically every human emoji both male and female versions, Emojipedia reports. Those two ladies d...
01:05 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget New tourism app has IBM's Watson guide you around Orlando
There's plenty to do in Orlando, Florida besides infect yourself with Zika -- what with Universal Studios, Disney World, the Epcot Center and SeaWorld. And a new app, backed by the supercomputing...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Uber has already lost more than $1.2 billion this year
Uber is a fairly well-established business at this point, so you'd be forgiven for thinking that it makes a profit at this point. But today Uber held a conference call with investors and revealed...
12:24 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Google offers 360-degree tours of US National Parks
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks Service, Google has put together a collection of virtual tours combining 360-degree video, panoramic photos and expert narration. It's ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Facebook opens its advanced AI vision tech to everyone
Over the past two years, Facebook's artificial intelligence research team (also known as FAIR) has been hard at work figuring out how to make computer vision as good as human vision. The crew has...
11:42 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Uber is quietly rolling out flat rates for riders in select cities
Uber is testing out a new pricing plan that could make using the service as cheap as paying bus fare in a city like San Francisco. ...
11:19 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Amazon announces a special forum just for car enthusiasts
Amazon has launched Amazon Vehicles, a special "automotive community" meant for users to research information about their vehicles while shopping for vehicles, parts and accessories. The key...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' multiplayer will be tweaked after fan feedback
Last weekend Titanfall 2 opened its doors for the first of two multiplayer test weekends, allowing fans to play an alpha version of the game for free on Xbox One and PS4. While it achieved a goal of t...
10:40 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Google's high-speed Fiber internet goes live in Salt Lake City
If Google's experimental Fiber plans pan out, 24 locations across the US will be able to try it out. You know which place doesn't have to wait for that to happen, though? Salt Lake City, Uta...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget 'Evolve' continues its rebirth with new co-op mode
The asymmetric shooter Evolve is experiencing a renaissance. Reacting to dwindling player number, developer Turtle Rock made Evolve free to play, rebalanced the gameplay and promised more additions do...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget President Obama delivers an ode to America's national parks in VR
The first virtual reality film to feature President Obama is, not surprisingly, a love letter to some of America's greatest treasures: its National Parks. Together with Oculus, National Geographi...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Creating and sharing GIFs with Giphy Capture is dead simple
While we might not be able to agree on the correct pronunciation of "GIF" (hint: it's the one that doesn't sound like the peanut butter brand chosen by choosy moms), we can find so...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Google adds even more 3D Touch support to its iOS app
The Google app on iOS has supported 3D Touch for awhile, but that's going, ahem, deeper. Now you can deep press on the big G at the bottom of the screen to start a new search query from anywhere ...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: This power tool might save you from yourself
Today on In Case You Missed It: Shaper's Origin is designed to use augmented reality and an on-screen display to guide you through cutting wood pieces. And Australian National University research...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Harvard's Octobot is a soft, fully autonomous robot
See that pretty translucent octopus up there? That's not a toy or a real (but strange) creature from the deep: it's a soft robot developed by a team of Harvard University researchers, and it...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Viveport Development Awards offers cash prizes for VR apps
How do you attract developers to a fledgling virtual reality content delivery service for a VR headset that already has a shopping platform? With half a million dollars in cash and prizes, of course! ...
08:50 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget The first self-driving taxis are cruising around Singapore
Uber announced that it will start self-driving trials in Pittsburgh later this month, but it was beat to the punch by a much less well-known company. Starting today, nuTonomy will offer rides to Singa...
08:41 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp will start sharing your data with Facebook
WhatsApp announced a major change that we suspected was coming today by adding terms that allow it to share user data with its parent company Facebook....
08:31 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Report: YouTube will fend off Facebook with social features
If you want to post a video on the web several years ago, YouTube was the go-to spot. Now, Google's video network is feeling the pinch with strong video features from Facebook, Twitter and others...
08:02 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Apple is reportedly developing a social video app
Deep in the bowels of Apple HQ, the company is reportedly developing a new video-editing and sharing application. According to Bloomberg, it's similar to Snapchat, allowing iPhone users to quickl...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Uber starts letting Londoners book rides in advance
Hailing an Uber is very much an immediate experience: Open the app, pin your pick-up point, request a ride and wait a few minutes for your car to arrive. Great when you just want to get home, but not ...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Garmin's latest smartwatch is for athletes with deep pockets
Garmin is no stranger to the smartwatch game and now the company is adding another timepiece to its lineup. The Fenix Chronos is Garmin's high-end wearable that offers "a full multi-sport an...
06:02 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Boeing simulates worst-case scenarios for space taxi landing
Boeing ran into some issues that ended up delaying its space taxi's debut until 2018, but it never stopped preparing for the time it has to begin ferrying astronauts to the ISS. The aerospace com...
04:40 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Fujifilm's entry-level mirrorless will up your selfie game
Fujifilm has launched the X-A3, a low-priced mirrorless camera aimed at casual users, particularly those who want excellent selfies. It has a number of improvements to its successor, the X-A2, in tha...
03:13 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Germany's aerospace agency built a safer rail car
An aerospace agency might seem like an unlikely place to find a breakthrough in railroad safety equipment, but that is exactly what the engineers at the German Aerospace Center (better known as DLR) h...
01:34 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Network finally adds two-factor authentication
Considering how much the PlayStation Network breach cost Sony, it's kind of crazy that the service didn't offer two-factor login authentication before now. But, that's no longer the cas...
12:57 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Yes, 'The Angry Birds Movie' will have a sequel
Rovio has had trouble recreating the success of the first Angry Birds with each successive sequel, but that isn't stopping the Finnish developer from trying the same with the movie based on its b...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget HP built a privacy screen into its EliteBook laptops
Now you can watch all the adult content you want on the go. HP has designed a new integrated privacy screen in partnership with 3M to combat what the company calls "visual hacking." In other...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV has a 34-megapixel sensor and 4K video
The moment Canon fans have anxiously waited for is here. Today, the company finally took the wraps off of it EOS 5D Mark IV, a DSLR geared toward photographers and videographers alike. For starters, t...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, August 25, 2016
Engadget Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV has a 30.4-megapixel sensor and 4K video
The moment Canon fans have anxiously waited for is here. Today, the company finally took the wraps off of its EOS 5D Mark IV, a DSLR geared toward photographers and videographers alike. For starters, ...
11:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget MIT accidentally discovered a cleaner smelting process
Sometimes, science can take an unexpected turn. While trying to develop a new kind of high temperature storage battery, MIT researchers accidentally stumbled upon a new, more efficient process for sme...
10:48 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Google links Project Fi-approved WiFi hotspots to Nexus phones
The WiFi Assistant feature from Google's Project Fi wireless network turned out to be one of Nicole's favorite parts of the service, and now more people will have access to it. Google announ...
10:04 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Amazon will donate Kindles to promote digital reading
Amazon aims to promote digital reading around the world and has established a new program called Kindle Reading Fund to achieve that goal. The Fund will be in charge of donating Kindle e-readers, Fire...
09:13 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Doctors use ultrasound to jump-start coma patient's brain
We're getting better at predicting when a patient might come out of a coma, but helping them recover is another matter. Even after a patient wakes up, the effects of being in a persistent unconsc...
08:38 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Startup uses algorithms to fund civil lawsuits
It won't shock you to hear that many companies see lawsuits as opportunities for profit. Patent trolls base their entire businesses around it, after all. And now, they may use technology to help ...
07:56 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Olympics GIFs apparently did get someone banned from Twitter
You may have heard that the IOC placed a ban on media outlets using unlicensed footage from the Rio Olympics to make GIFs for their social media channels. Of course, since it's 2016 and people ha...
07:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Comedy Central is bringing a Snapchat show to prime time
Comedy Central is ordering a TV show starring, created by, and executive produced by comedian James Davis. This might be just like any other series announcement out there, except this show is based on...
06:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Italian earthquake victims asked to disable WiFi passwords
Early Wednesday a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 120 people and trapping countless others under debris. To help ease communications for search and recovery, multiple d...
05:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget The 'Battlefield 1' Premium Pass nets you four new expansions
Battlefield 1's upcoming Premium Pass was officially announced today, and it'll run you $49.99 if you want to add all four of the planned expansion packs to your collection....
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget French official threatens lawsuits over internet photos of police
Unfortunately, it's all too clear that some government officials just don't understand how the internet works. After police in Nice, France were shamed online for forcing Muslim women to rem...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget There's a potentially habitable planet just one star over
Locating potentially habitable planets outside of our own solar system is pretty difficult -- and when we do find them, they're usually unfathomably far away. Today, one isn't. Astronomers h...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Zika virus' effects are broader than first thought
The Zika virus is primarily known to cause microcephaly (small heads) in the babies of infected mothers, but its effects may be wider-ranging than first thought. A Harvard-led study has conducted brai...
04:29 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget New York's Bryant Park is tracking visitor behavior
Like any other potential advertising space, New York City's Bryant Park needs information about its visitors in order to attract potential sponsors. To gather that information, the private Bryant...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget VR game developers prefer the HTC Vive, grapple with nausea
The decision to get a high-end virtual reality headset is as much about the software selection as the technology itself. So which platform is getting the most attention from developers? Apparently, ...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Sun-powered bacteria turn nasty CO2 into helpful biofuel
Cars emit polluting carbon dioxide (CO2) when they burn gas, but what if you could reverse the process? Scientists from the University of Washington have engineered a bacteria that can do just that: p...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Pandora's new internet radio station is curated by Questlove
Pandora may be prepping a Spotify-like subscription for launch, but that's not keeping the internet radio service from ramping up its original content. Today, the company announced that it's...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Adult Swim is publishing 'ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove'
Adult Swim Games is stepping in to publish an all-new ToeJam and Earl game 25 years after the original made its Sega Genesis debut. ...
02:31 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Hackers target Leslie Jones, post nude photos to her site
Leslie Jones, the Ghostbusters and SNL star who has been the target of vicious online harassment this summer, has fallen victim to a hack that compromised her personal photos and info. According to Va...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget People will lie to robots to avoid hurting their feelings
In the future, it's possible that robots will be able to prey on our emotions. Or at least, behave in a way that makes us sympathetic towards them. Research carried out by the University College ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Honor's latest dual-camera smartphone comes to Europe
After Asia, Europe is typically the next destination for new devices from Huawei's Honor brand. Though the new Honor 8 was recently announced for the US market (read our full hands-on here), the ...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Uber partners with startup Betterment to offer retirement accounts
Previously, Uber hasn't exactly treated its drivers with the same kind of respect and fairness you'd expect from an employer of its stature. With several lawsuits in the works surrounding th...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget 'Halo 5: Forge' reaches PCs on September 8th
It won't take much longer before you can get a taste of Halo 5 on your PC. Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed that Halo 5: Forge, the multiplayer level creation experience, will reach Wi...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard gets a Bing search upgrade
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iPhone just got a significant upgrade this week, adding a search engine for emoji, GIFs, and more from Bing. ...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Longest-ever aircraft takes damage in second flight
The future of air travel may have to wait a while. Airlander 10, Hybrid Air Vehicles' cross between an airplane and airship, suffered damage at the end of its second test flight. The longest-ever...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget US Judge absolves Fitbit of corporate espionage allegations
In the ongoing case between Jawbone and Fitbit, a US International Trade Commission judge ruled Tuesday that Fitbit did not steal trade secrets from its major fitness tracking competitor. Last year, J...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget US Judge absolves Fitbit of corporate espionage allegations (for now)
In the ongoing case between Jawbone and Fitbit, a US International Trade Commission judge ruled Tuesday that Fitbit did not steal trade secrets from its major fitness tracking competitor. Last year, J...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Why young-adult video games are thriving
In the recent hit game Inside, you play a child on the run through a mysterious and horrifying surveillance state straight out of 1984. Oxenfree stars a group of teenagers with a complicated history a...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Dyson's latest smart fan heats, cools and purifies the air
Dyson has expanded its lineup with The Pure Hot+Cool Link, a very expensive WiFi enabled fan that combines all the features of the Dyson Pure Hot+ Cool fan and Pure Cool Link. It can thermostatically ...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Moto Z's Hasselblad camera add-on surfaces in fresh photos
When Motorola and Lenovo unveiled the Moto Z, they unveiled a host of MotoMods... except for one. Where was that camera add-on we'd seen in leaks? Apparently, it's still coming -- and it mig...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the BlackBerry DTEK50
With a review headline that reads "cheap, secure and better than expected," you might expect the device in question to have earned a high score. As it turns out, this is a BlackBerry we'...
10:37 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget China reveals images and details of its first Mars rover
NASA's next-gen Mars rover might not be the only space vehicle heading to the red planet in 2020. China is apparently planning to deploy a rover of its own by July or August 2020, and the country...
10:15 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Leap Motion wants picking up VR objects to feel believable
Virtual reality is more immersive when you can pick up objects with your bare hands, rather than a controller or a pair of wand-style remotes. Leap Motion is one of the frontrunners in this area, havi...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget The highs and lows of Gamescom 2016
Gamescom is over. The publishers have packed away their booths, and the lingering smell of sweaty, K&ouml;lsch-fueled gamers (and sweaty, coffee-fueled journalists) has finally started to dissipat...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Racecar drivers are being replaced by computers
Today on In Case You Missed It: Formula E racing is gearing up for new robo-races with the DevBot, a hybrid vehicle that can be driven by a computer rather than a person. Meanwhile, researchers at the...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget YouTube's app for the big screen is being updated today
YouTube may have originated on the desktop (more than a decade ago!), but now mobile and the living room are two of its most important platforms. The latter is receiving an update today: Game consoles...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Comcast's Watchable streaming app adds new exclusive series
Even cable giant Comcast has to pay attention to internet viewers, and last year it launched an interesting YouTube-like site called Watchable. Packed with content from creators including Buzzfeed and...
07:25 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Amazon now offers unlimited cloud storage for 55 per year
One of the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member is unlimited cloud storage for photos, as well as 5GB of space for other file types. If you own any of the retailer's Fire devices, too, you ge...
07:15 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Google Drive for Android now creates file and folder shortcuts
Google's latest Drive update makes it easy to access your favorite files on Android. It adds the ability to add file and folder shortcuts to your homescreen, so you don't need to launch the ...
06:08 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Explore indie puzzler 'The Witness' on Xbox One in September
"Ideally we want the game to be in as many places as we can get it, but since we are a small developer and it's a complicated game, we can only do so much at once." That's The Witn...
05:01 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Dexmo exoskeleton glove lets you touch and feel in VR
As much as we enjoy virtual reality these days, there's still the occasional urge to fiddle with virtual objects using just our hands. If all goes well, the upcoming Manus VR glove will be the fi...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget The Power Egg is unlike any drone you've ever flown before
Normally, when you think "quadcopter", you think of the standard block-shaped mass of propellers, struts and landing gear. But nothing says they have to look that way. In fact, one drone com...
02:55 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget Google hires satellite exec to head up Project Loon
The Project Loon team has been conducting successful tests in different parts of the globe for quite some time, but they've yet to release a commercial product. Google's new hire could chang...
01:37 am -04 - Wed, August 24, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' update explains which monsters are the best
Despite its incredible initial popularity, Pok&eacute;mon Go has faced a number of issues since launch beyond just keeping its servers working. A Bloomberg report cites analyst numbers claiming th...
11:31 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Revisit 2005 by playing 'Call of Duty 2' on your Xbox One
Back before Call of Duty went full-on Michael Bay, the series focused on historical conflicts ignored by the then unstoppable Medal of Honor series. Xbox 360 launch title Call of Duty 2 was the last g...
10:46 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Have a virtual visit to the Bauhaus with Harvard's collection
Bauhaus, for the uninitiated, was a German art school that unfortunately closed its doors back in 1933. It was home to thousands of paintings, sculptures, photos and other various artifacts created by...
09:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Look at the Xbox 360's cancelled 'Goldeneye 007' HD remaster
It's one of those bits of gaming trivia that punches a specific generation of players square in the gut: There was once an Xbox Live port of Goldeneye 007 in the works, but it was cancelled. It&#...
09:04 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Fossil evidence of supernovae found on the sea floor
Astrophysicist Shawn Bishop of the Technical University in Munich looked for evidence of supernovae in an unlikely place: on the sea floor. Now, according to a paper in Proceedings of the National Aca...
07:49 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Amazon is rebooting Scorsese's 'The Departed' into a TV series
Streaming services continue to gobble up popular titles to adapt and reimagine for their content-craving audiences. But unlike Netflix's recent decision to adapt the timeless children's nove...
07:18 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget PSN's first Humble Bundle gives you Capcom games at a discount
Humble Bundle is best-known for its PC game offers, but it's branching out in a big way. It's partnering with Capcom and Sony to launch PSN's first-ever Humble Bundle, the appropriately...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Visa-powered payment ring is now available to everyone
That Visa-based payment ring is no longer limited to athletes who made it to the Olympics in Rio. Anyone can now pre-order an NFC Ring that lets you tap to pay at many store terminals without pulling...
05:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Boomerang uses AI to help you write emails people will read
Why don't you get a response to every email you write? It's possible your recipient is busy. Maybe it didn't reach them. Or maybe, just maybe, you didn't write a quality email in t...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Google's using neural networks to make image files smaller
Somewhere at Google, researchers are blurring the line between reality and fiction. Tell me if you've heard this one, Silicon Valley fans -- a small team builds a neural network for the sole purp...
04:35 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Vizio's SmartCast app will integrate Google Play streaming
Vizio's Chromecast-enabled TV vision is being expanded even further with the integration of Google Play Movies &amp; TV....
04:18 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Google will downplay mobile websites with intrusive pop-ups
It's bad enough when you deal with third-party pop-up ads, but it's that much worse when the site itself shows pop-ups. Do you really want to subscribe to that newsletter before you've...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Tesla unveils 100 kWh battery for Model X and S
Tesla's latest innovation is a 100 kWh battery pack for the Model X and Model S that can travel up to 315 miles non-stop, an improvement over its existing 90 kWh model. The new battery module is ...
03:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget MIT's smarter routers promise to fight crowded networks
MIT hates overcrowded networks just as much as you do, and its CSAIL division has made two breakthroughs that could clear up the data pipes. To begin with, it's developing programmable routers t...
03:04 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Now will soon let you play anywhere you have a PC
Analysts have been predicted the death of game consoles for years -- and while they're usually wrong, PlayStation Now is the strongest living argument for a gaming industry without iterative hard...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Samsung launches first 4G, Tizen-powered smartphone in India
Samsung's experiment with the Tizen operating system hasn't shown up in more than a couple of handsets and some Gear smartwatches so far, but the smartphone behemoth still believes the open-...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Prisma's arty photo filters now work offline
There's a lot going on behind the curtain with Prisma, the app that turns your banal photos into Lichtenstein- or Van Gogh-esque artworks. The app actually sends your cat photo to its servers whe...
02:16 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget FBI improved a Dark Web child pornography site, lawyer argues
The FBI operated Playpen, a child pornography site on the Dark Web, for nearly two weeks in February 2015, distributing malware to users so the bureau could track suspected pedophiles across the globe...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Google's Daydream VR could debut in the next few weeks
With the release of Android Nougat this week, Google's mobile VR platform Daydream couldn't be far behind. And that indeed seems to be the case, as Bloomberg reports that Daydream will launc...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Tesla ex-partner finds someone else to help with self-driving tech
Now that Tesla has kicked Mobileye's image recognition tech to the curb, what is its former partner going to do? Run into someone else's arms, of course. Mobileye has revealed that it's...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget You can buy Parrot's fixed-wing Disco drone in September
Parrot's beginner-friendly drone is finally ready to take to the skies, after we first saw a prototype at CES this year. The Disco eschews the more common quadcopter format for a fixed-wing syste...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Pinterest buys Instapaper to rule the 'save for later' market
Pinterest is more than just about collecting Thanksgiving recipes or selecting your dream wardrobe. You can also use the service to save articles for later reading, a feature that's been around s...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Opera's free unlimited VPN service is coming to Android
Opera previously launched an unlimited VPN service for iOS earlier this year as a result of its 2015 acquisition of SurfEasy, and now it's doing the same for Android users. ...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Solar dish sets steamy thermal energy efficiency record
In the hunt for ever more reliable and efficient green energy production, the Australian National University (ANU) has developed a solar dish with an incredibly high sunlight-to-steam conversion rate....
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget The best microwave
By Tim HeffernanThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.There is no perfect microwave oven, but after tw...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Office for Mac gets 64-bit support for better performance
Microsoft announced in April that it would make the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit for Office 2016 for Mac. Well, the time has come. The update is rolling out to those who are running Microsoft'...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget WikiLeaks revealed private info for 'hundreds' of innocents
WikiLeaks will tell you that it's providing valuable transparency while respecting the privacy of innocent people, but the Associated Press isn't convinced that it's walking that fine l...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Now that Deezer is widely available in the US, should you switch?
People outside of the U.S. are already familiar with Deezer. The streaming service has been available in other parts of the world for a long time now, but until recently the company only made its subs...
10:39 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Lyft says it listened to offers, but is not for sale
Lyft is disputing reports from The New York Times and other sites (including Engadget) that the company is actively seeking a buyer. "Getting approached and then having it characterized as us wan...
10:15 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Capture 'The Witness' with NVIDIA's Ansel camera
The Witness drops you on a beautiful island full of mind-melting puzzles that subtly feed into one another. It's a relaxing, picturesque locale that you can now photograph with NVIDIA's Anse...
09:50 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget HoloLens' 24-core chip makes vivid AR possible
Microsoft has revealed more details about its HoloLens headset at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino. The augmented reality (AR) device marries video games with the real world, so it needs to calcu...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The USDA created milk-based cling wrap
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT's Self Assembly Lab came up with a phone that can be put in something that looks like your old rock tumbler and snap together by itself, with the force of magn...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget The Caeden Sona stress-fighting tracker caused me anxiety instead
It sounds like a great, if somewhat abstract, idea. The Caeden Sona is a gorgeous wristband with a heart rate monitor that constantly measures your pulse, in an attempt to gauge how you respond to str...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Augmented reality power tool helps anyone craft things
Crafting with CNC mills, routers and other power tools isn't all that easy, especially if you're new to it. You'll frequently want a template, and it's all too easy to mess up a cu...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Android Pay automatically adds Walgreen loyalty points
Despite Android Pay's promise of simplicity, getting loyalty points is still a small hassle -- you either have to carry the store's card or have the cashier scan it from your phone. Walgreen...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget BT is looking for the speaking clock's next voice
It's almost baffling to think that despite the many ways we can check the time, especially in our display-saturated era, BT's speaking clock still receives roughly 12 million calls each year...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget TP-Link rebrands to remind Americans it's here
Although it is a market leader in the global networking industry, TP-Link has struggled to make an impression in the US. The company is banking on a major makeover and a new product portfolio to help ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Router maker TP-Link turns its attention to smart homes
Although it is a market leader in the global networking industry, TP-Link has struggled to make an impression in the US. The company is banking on a major makeover and a new product portfolio to help ...
07:07 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook tests auto-playing News Feed videos with sound
It's no secret that Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become a more video-centric social network, and the company has been conducting various tests to see how its users would react to new feature...
06:06 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget The Xbox Onesie is equal parts comedy and tragedy
For the folks who take their couch potato-ing very seriously, Microsoft has something up its rollable sleeves for you. It's called the Xbox Onesie, and, as you might expect, it's an adult-si...
05:05 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Fox News broke UK broadcasting rules with pro-Brexit views
Ofcom has ruled that Fox News broke the UK's broadcasting guidelines when it aired a program discussing the EU referendum on the day of the vote. Your World with Neil Cavuto, a show produced in t...
03:29 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's made-for-autonomous-cars CPU is freaking powerful
NVIDIA debuted its Drive PX2 in-car supercomputer at CES in January, and now the company is showing off the Parker system on a chip powering it. The 256-core processor boasts up to 1.5 teraflops of ju...
02:05 am -04 - Tue, August 23, 2016
Engadget Microsoft inks a patent and software deal with Lenovo
Microsoft is dipping its fingers into the coffers of yet another Android device manufacturer. The company has just announced a partnership with Lenovo, which will put its apps in the Chinese's ma...
11:59 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Augmented reality power tool helps anyone craft things
Crafting with CNC mills, routers and other power tools isn't all that easy, especially if you're new to it. You'll frequently want a template, and it's all too easy to mess up a cu...
11:53 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon could launch an Echo-exclusive music service
Back in June, reports came out that Amazon plans to launch a $10-a-month standalone music service similar to Spotify, Apple Music and other subscription-based options out there. According to Recode, t...
10:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Iraq built a gun-wieding robotic vehicle to take on ISIS
Iraq built an armed robotic vehicle, according to Baghdad Post, and it could be used to take back a town occupied by ISIS. Based on Defense One's translation of the story, the robot is car-sized ...
10:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Iraq built a gun-wielding robotic vehicle to take on ISIS
Iraq built an armed robotic vehicle, according to Baghdad Post, and it could be used to take back a town occupied by ISIS. Based on Defense One's translation of the story, the robot is car-sized ...
09:52 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Researchers develop cheaper, more flexible smart glass
Thanks to the work of a team of researchers at the University of Texas, Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering, your next car windshield or apartment window could have an efficient, low-cost way...
09:13 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Video claims to show a redesigned PS4 slim controller
Earlier today Eurogamer took pictures and video of what appears to be a redesigned slim PlayStation 4, and now YouTube channel ZRZ is showing off what it says is the console's new controller. The...
07:38 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Halt and Catch Fire,' 'Madden NFL 2017'
The Olympics were a nice diversion, but now it's back to your regular summer programming schedule. AMC's hardware hacking series Halt and Catch Fire is back, and Madden NFL 2017 is hitting c...
06:50 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Netflix will offer an 'Anne of Green Gables' series in 2017
Netflix is fond of rekindling childhood memories, and its latest nostalgia trip is a big one. The streaming service is partnering with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Anne, a TV series based...
06:11 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget NASA regains contact with spacecraft after a 2-year silence
When mission crews lose contact with a spacecraft or lander for a significant amount of time, that's usually a bad sign... ask the European Space Agency if you want to know why. However, NASA ju...
05:44 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Edible milk-based film preserves food better than plastic
Figuring out how to keep food fresh was a challenge seemingly met by plastics. But as it became clear that spooling out all that synthetic packaging was adversely affecting the environment, interest i...
05:14 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Fox starts the Bundesliga season with a soccer VR broadcast
Fox Sports and NextVR are at it again. The two have paired up for live sports broadcasts in VR before and now they're bringing those immersive views to the pitch in Munich. This weekend marks the...
04:46 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Japan may forge Olympic medals from recycled smartphones
If you caught Japan's teaser for the 2020 Summer games in Tokyo, you know the nation is planning to lean hard on its pop-culture icons -- but Tokyo may also use the Olympics to make a statement a...
04:15 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget FBI finds 14,900 more files from Hillary Clinton's email server
Just because the US Attorney General isn't bringing charges over Hillary Clinton's private email server doesn't mean that it's all over -- far from it. FBI investigators have unear...
03:44 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Weeklong Twitch marathon showcases streamers with disabilities
The AbleGamers Charity has been campaigning for greater accessibility in games for over a decade now, applauding games that do inclusivity right and raising money for grants and fellowships. Today the...
03:16 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Chinese scientists study usefulness of manned lunar radar station
China is currently investigating how feasible it would be to build a special manned radar station on the moon due to pricing constraints and how useful such a base would actually be. ...
02:54 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Microsoft app helps you coordinate with fellow shift workers
Sure, the office crowd has chat apps like Slack and HipChat to coordinate what they're doing, but what if you're a shift worker who needs to swap hours? Microsoft (which already has GroupMe...
02:54 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Microsoft app helps you coordinate with fellow shift workers (update: statement)
Sure, the office crowd has chat apps like Slack and HipChat to coordinate what they're doing, but what if you're a shift worker who needs to swap hours? Microsoft (which already has GroupMe ...
02:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget The 2016 Pebble Beach Concept Lawn was nuts as always
Walk along the priciest mini car show in the world. The Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is like the smallest, most expensive car show you can imagine. A bunch of unobtanium c...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Middle-earth Blu-ray set is gorgeous, but insanely expensive
Yes, many Lord of the Rings fans (including this writer) may be obsessive collectors, but the latest movie collection that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are releasing this far takes things into the...
01:51 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Pretend Rdio never died with this Spotify theme
Remember Rdio? I do. A beautiful music streaming service that was eventually outmuscled by Spotify, Google Play Music and the like. If you miss its light, well-considered design like I do, you might b...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Joule proves sous vide cooking doesn't have to be intimidating
Despite the recent rise of affordable sous vide machines, the cooking concept has always skewed a little nerdy. Preparing food in vacuum-sealed bags in a temperature-controlled water bath sounds like ...
01:16 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Twitter's night mode comes to iOS
It was only a matter of time before Twitter brought its night mode to iOS, and sure enough, it's here. The social network has started rolling out a settings tweak that, like on Android, lets you...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Android 7.0 Nougat arrives today
Typically, Google releases new versions of Android alongside new Nexus hardware, but the company is breaking with tradition this year. Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out as an over the air update start...
12:44 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Plus membership prices rise in September
PlayStation Plus memberships will cost more starting on September 22nd. On that date, a one-year membership in the US will rise from $50 to $60, while three-month memberships will rise from $18 to $25...
12:24 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's latest acquisition hints at AI scheduling in Office
Hate the song and dance involved in finding just the right time to hold a meeting? Microsoft does too. It's acquiring Genee, whose centerpiece is an AI-powered virtual assistant that helps you ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget The best tech for college freshmen
Starting college is expensive. In addition to, you know, the tuition, you and the parentals will probably be making a large shopping trip to buy all manner of sweaters, snacks and extra-long twin shee...
11:38 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget The slim PS4 is looking realer every day
When photos of a purported slim PS4 redesign emerged, you could hear the skeptics' cries from a mile away: fake! Photoshopped! However, it looks like this new console is very much real. Eurogamer...
11:19 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Sony receiver lowers the costs of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
It's not easy to add smartphone-based infotainment to your existing car, especially if you prefer Android Auto. Many aftermarket head units are either devoted solely to Apple CarPlay (like Pione...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Analogue's beautiful, aluminum NES gets a smaller spin-off
The NES Classic is equal parts neat and limited -- after all, it has the correct look, but can't be expanded beyond the 30 games built into it and won't play nice with existing NES controlle...
10:43 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget MIT is exploring phones that put themselves together
We've seen a tiny chair that can assemble itself from MIT, but now the lab responsible for that adorable experiment has their eye on a much more complicated project: self-assembling cellphones. S...
10:24 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Apple bought a company that tracks chronic health issues
Apple has purchased Gliimpse, a startup that helps users collect and personalize their health records, according to Fast Company. Apple confirmed the deal, which reportedly happened earlier this year,...
09:41 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Review concludes UK bulk surveillance powers are necessary
Prior to the UK's Investigatory Powers Bill being voted through the House of Commons in June, the surveillance legislation faced criticism from several top Labour MPs. Former Home Secretary and n...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Close-by exoplanet may have an oxygen-rich atmosphere
At last, scientists might have spotted a rocky exoplanet with an oxygen-heavy atmosphwere... only it's not the alternate Earth you might be hoping for. Astronomers have determined that GJ 1132b ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget The Pongbot makes beer pong actually challenging
If you ever went to a party in college, chances are you've played beer pong. You throw a ball into a cup filled with beer, and a successful shot means your opponent has to take a drink. It's...
08:30 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Netgear Orbi promises to rid your home of WiFi dead zones
One of the most frustrating first world problems today is not being able to connect to your home WiFi network in spots that are farther away from your router. Netgear believes it can get rid of that p...
08:04 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Super-resilient ceramic could be the key to future spacecraft
Vehicles like the Space Shuttle have used ceramic tiles to thwart heat during reentry, but it has its limits. It can only get so hot, which can force you to use different materials -- and you can forg...
06:56 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Gene-modified soil bacteria promise eco-friendly computing
You normally need non-renewable elements or minerals to create nanowires. However, the US Navy's Office of Naval Research may have a better solution: the life living in the dirt under your feet....
05:28 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Reuters: Samsung to sell refurbished high-end phones
Samsung is preparing an official refurbished phone program, according to Reuters, which could launch "as early as next year." The scheme would offer premium handsets -- think the Galaxy S an...
04:22 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Gene editing records 'memories' in human DNA
Scientists have been recording data in DNA for a while, but it has usually involved bacteria and other simple organisms. MIT, however, just took a big leap forward. Its researchers have used the CRISP...
03:01 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget 'Big City Stories' is a free-to-play city builder for PS4
Hellfire Games' Big City Stories is looking to combine the best parts of city-building games like Sim City or Cities: Skylines with the open-world mechanics of an MMO. The result? An awesome-look...
01:30 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Lyft suspends its Bay Area carpooling service
Lyft has learned a valuable lesson from one of its most recent ventures: the carpooling biz is tough to get into. The company is "pausing" the carpooling service it launched for the Bay Area...
12:02 am -04 - Mon, August 22, 2016
Engadget Tokyo 2020's Olympics pitch: Mario, Pac-man and co.
In case you didn't notice, the Olympics is wrapping up in Rio, and sports fans now have an endure a whole three years and 11 months until the next one, which happens to be in Tokyo. Japan's ...
11:15 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget Here's how the NSA spied on Cisco firewalls for years
Edward Snowden leaks revealed that the NSA had the ability to spy on Cisco firewall traffic for years, but just how did the agency do it? We now have a clearer idea. An analysis of data from the Equ...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget New stock exchange fights unfair online trading
Some (such as The Big Short author Michael Lewis) see high-frequency, algorithm-based stock trading as a serious threat to the economy. There's a concern that big trading firms are cornering the...
07:31 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget 'Star Citizen' presentation hints the game is coming together
We won't blame you if you're skeptical that Star Citizen will ever be a finished, shipping title. Even now, it's not so much a game as a collection of modules: you can explore space and...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget This forklift simulator is basically 'Shenmue' VR
Shenmue's forklift truck sequence was effectively my first job. I was 15 when Sega's open-world adventure came out, and truly captivated by the game. After two discs of mystery, adventure an...
05:36 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget Kaleidescape's high-end movie player business shuts down
If you're familiar with Kaleidescape, it's likely related to the company's years-long battle with the DVD Copy Control Association over the right to sell disc-ripping movie servers. Aft...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget '#SkiJump' is an exhausting, but fun VR game
As embarrassing as it is to play, #SkiJump is a lot of fun. It's a VR game in which you move your body in order to ski down a mountain, and playing it feels like you're embodying the unnamed...
03:58 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget PS4 redesign supposedly pops up at an auction
Wondering what Sony might have in store at its September 7th PlayStation event? You might be getting a sneak peek. An auction purports to be selling an as yet unreleased "slim line" PS4 th...
03:58 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget PS4 redesign supposedly pops up in an online listing
Wondering what Sony might have in store at its September 7th PlayStation event? You might be getting a sneak peek. An online classified listing purports to be selling an as yet unreleased "slim l...
03:25 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget Watch the trailer for Apple Music's Cash Money documentary
Wondering what Apple's Cash Money documentary will look like? You can already get a peek today. Apple has posted a trailer for the feature, The Cash Money Story: Before Anythang, that gives you a...
01:57 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget Massachusetts will tax ridesharing services to compensate taxis
State and city governments have been trying to protect the taxi industry from ridesharing services for a while, but Massachusetts is taking an unusual route. Its governor recently enacted a law (the ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Hackbot Wars, part 2: Weapons
It's time for the "Hackbotz" to assemble! In this second part of the series, we see the bots being weaponized for ballon destruction. With their experience in thrifty salvaging, The Ben...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget After Math: All of them
This was an interesting week for understanding core concepts. Here are some examples. Every Eddie Bauer store was hacked, all of Twitter's users now get quality filters, AT&amp;T entirely eli...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget Self-driving taxis and buses, and more in the week that was
The age of the self-driving car is finally here: Uber just announced plans to launch its first fleet of autonomous taxis this month, and self-driving buses are now hitting the streets of Helsinki. Air...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget Finding compatible USB-C accessories is a crapshoot
By Andrew E. FreedmanUSB Type-C is mainstream now. HP and Apple put the new standard on their high-end laptops exclusively, while a number of others are using both USB 3.0 and USB-C. Samsung added USB...
02:40 am -04 - Sun, August 21, 2016
Engadget 3D faces based on Facebook photos can fool security systems
Facial recognition systems aren't quite perfect yet and can still make mistakes especially when they're assessing the faces of people of color. Now, a team of researchers from the University...
11:58 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Lifestage is a video-centric social app for teens
Facebook isn't done launching products designed to capture the Snapchat generation. Its latest attempt after Instagram Stories and live filters? A new standalone, video-centric social app for hig...
10:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will fix Surface Pro 3 battery issues through software
Microsoft was right about its hunch that Surface Pro 3 battery degradation was a software problem. The company reports that it has ruled out hardware as a cause for the shrinking battery capacity, an...
09:31 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget Biggest US total solar eclipse in decades happens next year
Lunar eclipses are pretty amazing, but statistically speaking, they aren't really all that rare. Catching a full solar eclipse, on the other hand? That's hard. The moon blocks our planet...
07:55 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget Oracle funds a group trying to tarnish Google's image
It won't shock you to hear that Oracle is nursing a grudge after it lost its big copyright case against Google. It's pushing for a new trial, for one thing. However, the software giant is ...
06:28 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget Lyft reportedly tried to sell to Apple, Uber and others
Apparently General Motors wasn't the only potential buyer for Lyft's ride-sharing business. According to the New York Times, the San Francisco-based company has been trying to sell itself to...
05:45 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget Six futuristic data storage technologies
By Cat DiStasioDigital technology is taking over the world, and scientists are hard at work finding better ways to store data -- lots of it and for long periods of time. Scientists are exploring new m...
05:01 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget How did Microsoft fare at Gamescom this year?
Microsoft has a ton of Xbox exclusives in the pipeline. Gears of War 4, ReCore, Dead Rising 4, Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3 -- the list goes on. Here at Gamescom, we've been speaking to the de...
04:01 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget 'Resident Evil 7' took just 15 minutes to creep me out
Resident Evil 6 was a bad video game, and Capcom knows it. To save its zombie franchise, the publisher has taken a radically different approach for Resident Evil 7, throwing out the loud explosions an...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget 'Outreach' is a space adventure game set in the Cold War
A renewed interest in spaceflight has sparked a wave of video games looking at the harsh realities of living in space. We've had Adrift, a near-future survival epic similar to the film Gravity, a...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget North Face's Access Pack was made for obsessive gadget lovers
A lot of backpacks and messenger bags now come standard with padded laptop sleeves. Whether that's due to most people taking a notebook or tablet with them, I don't know, but laptop bags are...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: What happened at Hyperloop One?
How Hyperloop Onewent off the railsSarah McBride,BloombergThe folks at Hyperloop One are one group trying to make Elon Musk's seemingly crazy idea of a levitating pod transportation system a real...
11:45 am -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget 'Oh... Sir!' is our favorite insult-em-up
Officially, it's day two of Gamescom here in Cologne, Germany. For us, though, it's day four of Nick Summers and I marching up and down a vast convention center, visiting developers to find ...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget Pop culture's many takes on artificial intelligence
Over the years, artists, writers, filmmakers and game studios have all tackled the concept of artificial intelligence. Often their vision is of machines that are brutally hostile to humans. Philip K. ...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Segway's plan B and flexible concrete
Today on In Case You Missed It: Segway came to Intel's Developer's Forum to show a prototype for a self-balancing scooter that is also a robot. If the public SDK works out well, Segway hopes...
02:32 am -04 - Sat, August 20, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Milk Music service will end on September 22nd
Users of Samsung's Milk Music -- and by definition, owners of Galaxy or Note smartphones, since the service was only available on them -- are in for some sad news: It will shutter in the US on Se...
11:06 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Now you can unlock Chrome OS with a PIN code
Want to unlock your screen by typing in a few numbers instead of a hefty password? The experimental feature is currently being tested in the latest Chrome OS developer update, according to Google empl...
10:13 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget North Korea's 'Manbang' is a state-approved streaming service
You can't watch Netflix in North Korea, but the Democratic People's Republic now has something, at least: Manbang -- a state-approved set-top box that streams live TV, on-demand video conten...
09:11 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' multiplayer tech test is now open to all
Jon Shiring, the lead engineer for Titanfall 2 at Respawn Entertainment, announced via Twitter on Friday that the game's first "Multiplayer Tech Test" session is now live. The open even...
08:12 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Google Allo's sticker packs are weird and wonderful
Google's Allo messaging app is on the horizon, and Android Police has an early look at what we can expect out of the sticker packs with which you can decorate your conversations with others. At a...
07:23 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Volunteers needed to get infected with Zika for science
While the Zika virus spreads into the US and the CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid the area of another recent outbreak in Miami Beach, Florida, scientists continue to race toward prevention opti...
06:44 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Kickstarter introduces the Prototype Gallery for creators
Kickstarter will soon allow creators with projects seeking funding to add photos and videos of their creations in a Prototype Gallery on their project page. ...
05:58 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Mercedes-Maybach concept is a look at the future of luxury cars
Stop us if you've read this before: Mercedes-Benz has another ridiculous concept car. At CES 2015, we got a close look at the F015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept and now the automaker is b...
05:40 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Weird science
This week has been AI week here at Engadget, which means we've been examining the variety of ways that artificial intelligence is changing our technological landscape and our society as a whole -...
05:34 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget New Snowden docs suggest Shadow Broker leak was real
On Monday, a group of hackers calling themselves the Shadow Broker put up a number of cyber-espionage tools reportedly stolen from NSA-associated hacking outfit, the Equation Group. Edward Snowden has...
05:09 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget The recent Windows 10 update is breaking webcams
If you've installed the recently-released Windows 10 Anniversary Update and noticed your USB webcam is acting screwy, you're not alone. It seems the decision to prevent them from using the p...
04:44 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and new Gear VR headset are available now
Samsung announced a host of new gear earlier this month, the most notable of which is its excellent new Galaxy Note 7 handset, and it's all available now in the US. The phone is now on sale at AT...
04:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Niantic vows to ban 'Pokemon Go' cheaters
Niantic is trying to make Pokemon Go more fair for its millions of players across the globe, this week officially confirming that it will ban any account that appears to be cheating."After review...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Hacking and AI: Moral panic vs real problems
On August 4th, seven different artificial intelligence systems competed against each other to see which was best at hacking. The Cyber Grand Challenge was sponsored by DARPA (the US Defense Advanced R...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Hacking and AI: Moral panic vs. real problems
On Aug. 4th, seven different artificial intelligence systems competed against each other to see which was best at hacking. The Cyber Grand Challenge was sponsored by DARPA (the US Defense Advanced Res...
03:45 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Blizzard built a 'World of Warcraft' cafe
World of Warcraft is an institution. After 12 years, Blizzard's seminal MMO is still running, and although player counts have fallen since its 2010 peak, there were still 5.5 million active accou...
03:36 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Google is phasing out Chrome apps for Mac and Windows
Google's Chrome browser has supported stand-alone "apps" on Mac, Windows and Linux since about 2013, but they'll be going away before long. The company just announced that it will ...
03:08 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Tiny robot caterpillar can move objects ten times its size
Soft robots aren't easy to make, since they require a completely different set of components from their rigid counterparts. It's even tougher to scale down the parts they typically use for l...
02:50 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Beautiful indie game 'Below' is delayed once again
If you're eager to play Super Time Force developer Capybara Games' latest title, Below, you're going to have to wait a bit longer. The atmospheric and ethereal indie game has been delay...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget 'Battlefield 1' will challenge your preconceptions of WWI
Battlefield 1 is shaping up to be a return to form for DICE, the EA-owned development studio behind the famous first-person-shooter series. After handing the franchise keys to Visceral Games for Battl...
02:16 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Report slams Chicago's data-driven crime prevention tool
Chicago's police department have tried out many strategies to battle the city's high gun-related crime rate. The most promising of these, the "Strategic Subject List" (SSL), dumps ...
01:56 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Pandora's new streaming service could launch as soon as September
We've know about Pandora's plan to turn the remaining pieces of Rdio into its own subscription service for some time now, but thanks to The Wall Street Journal, we know that the launch could...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Duel your friends 'Tron' style in 'Project Arena' VR
Project Arena is a full-body VR game that pits two players against each other in a Tron-esque light disc battle. It was born from Icelandic developer CCP's "VR Labs," an initiative of e...
01:11 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Evatran's aftermarket charger for your Tesla Model S is coming soon
EV charging company Evatran has been prepping its upcoming Plugless wireless charging system for release in the near future. ...
12:47 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Robocall 'strike force' sets out to end unwanted calls
The Federal Communications Commission is just as fed up with robocalls as you are. After opening the door for telecoms to offer robocall blocking services last year, and urging those companies to make...
12:23 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget The best headlamps
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.After three years of continually testing headlamps, an...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Crafting a story for 'Titanfall 2'
Titanfall 2 represents a huge opportunity for Respawn Entertainment. When the first game launched in 2014, the Xbox One was still in its infancy, and struggling from Microsoft's disastrous messag...
11:46 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Invite all your Twitch friends to a stream or broadcast
Twitch's social network-like Friends feature just got more useful if you want more company for streaming or broadcasting. A new feature called "Activity Sharing" will notify your entire...
11:20 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget How will you survive when the robots take your job?
The robots are coming, and they're taking our jobs. Or that's the concern, anyway. A recent Oxford University study surmises that over the next two decades, about 47 percent of U.S. jobs are...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Bigscreen's 'VR LAN party' comes to the Oculus Store
Bigscreen's promise to bring the environment of a LAN party into virtual reality is becoming more credible, now that it's also available in the Oculus store. The free software has been "...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Claymation puzzler 'Armikrog' comes to the PS4 on August 23
There's no rule that game animations must be done in a computer. The creators of Armikrog elected to use claymation, the painstaking stop-motion process beloved in such movies as Wallace and Grom...
10:23 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' test patch turns troll talk into funny lines
Blizzard has rolled out an Overwatch test patch that could make playing on the game's Public Test Realm (PTR) either hilarious or infuriating, depending on which camp you're in. A bunch of R...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 2: One More Robot
In Episode Two: One More Robot, editors Cherlynn Low, Dana Wollman and Chris Velazco join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about how fitness trackers ruined Happy Meals, the true potential of AI and...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Neck pillows that work and self-driving everything
Today on In Case You Missed It: Ford Motor Company joined the self-driving car race, taking on Uber, which just bought autonomous truck company Otto. We're just excited to see the self-driving ve...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Smartphone batteries with twice the life may arrive in 2017
A type of lithium battery that could make gasoline-powered cars obsolete is on track to be commercialized, according to MIT News. The "lithium metal" batteries, developed by MIT spin-off Sol...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Listen to Groove Music while you play 'Forza' on Xbox One
One of the cooler features from the Anniversary Update for Xbox One is Background Music. As the name implies, you can use music from practically any source as your soundtrack for a lot of different ac...
08:05 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Virgin Media's next price hike will come in November
Virgin Media customers across the UK will today begin receiving letters notifying them of an upcoming price increase. The company says that from November 2016, line rental costs will rise from &po...
07:57 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Watch astronauts install a space taxi dock on the ISS
Boeing and SpaceX are working on manned spacecraft that will send astronauts to the International Space Station as early as 2017, but before that happens, they need a place to dock. Crew aboard the sp...
07:30 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget BAFTA opens film awards up to streaming-only releases
The Golden Globes, Emmys and BAFTA TV awards have long accepted streaming-only releases for consideration, while rules for the top film accolades haven't changed. Both the Oscars and BAFTA film a...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget The 2016 Pokemon World Championships kick off today
The 2016 Pokemon World Championships are being taken to the next level as they kick off today. This year, the event is to be closed to the general public, so if you're not actually competing in t...
06:02 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget NASA plans to hand over the ISS to a private corporation
NASA is dead set on leaving Low-Earth Orbit to go to the moon, Mars and other farther destinations. That means extending the space station's funding beyond 2024 is out of the question. Now, NASA ...
05:00 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget 23andMe helps identify genetic links to common skin cancer
The team at 23andMe is clearly going out of its way to show that huge amounts of volunteered genetic data can boost medical research. Scientists at both 23andMe and Stanford used data from consenting...
04:05 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Kick Cancer's ass and raise money for sick kids in 'I, Hope'
Nazis, like zombies, are pretty much the perfect video game enemy because there are zero redeemable qualities about them. But those might have some competition now that there's a game where you f...
03:04 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Samsung Note 7 teardown reveals waterproof components
iFixit, famous destroyer of gadgets for the good of all humankind, has busted out its arsenal of teardown tools to take apart a Samsung Galaxy Note 7. In the team's quest to see every single comp...
01:21 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget NYT's curated news app will shut down next month
Just about two and a half years after launching its NYT Now mobile experiment at South by Southwest, the New York Times has announced it will be "officially shelving" the app. After August, ...
12:29 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Satellite imagery can be used to predict regions of poverty
A new study in the journal Science shows how a combination of satellite imagery and machine learning algorithms can be used to predict poverty in regions of the world where data is otherwise unavailab...
12:10 am -04 - Fri, August 19, 2016
Engadget Frank Ocean's new visual album is live on Apple Music
Endless, Frank Ocean's followup to his acclaimed 2012 debut Channel Orange, is available now exclusively on Apple Music as a 45-minute visual album. Rolling Stone says Endless is a separate proje...
11:27 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget All Eddie Bauer stores in the US hit with malware
If you shopped at an Eddie Bauer store in the first half of 2016, you may want to keep a close eye on your personal and banking information. The clothing store chain has reported that -- like a growin...
10:06 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Facebook's point-based recruiting system isn't producing diversity
Two years ago, Facebook proposed a system to make its workforce less universally white or Asian and male. The plan was to incentivize its in-house recruiters to hire diverse candidates, literally givi...
08:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Financial aid will soon be offered to attend coding bootcamps
It can be pretty expensive to attend coding bootcamps even if you make a decently comfortable living. The U.S. Department of Education is looking to change this, launching a new initiative that'l...
08:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Google is opening a dedicated space for startups in San Francisco
With its close ties to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Google naturally has its hands in the region's huge startup economy. To further its involvement, the company has announced plans to open a...
07:36 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget US Judge rejects Uber's $100 million class-action settlement
A US district court judge in San Francisco has rejected Uber's attempt to settle a class action lawsuit between the company and roughly 385,000 drivers in California and Massachusetts. Uber annou...
07:19 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Wii U balance boards help paraplegics better use their exosuits
Able-bodied people maintain their balance in part by the sensory feedback receive through our feet. People with severed spinal columns don't receive those sensations which, even though they are b...
06:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget For its 50th anniversary, Best Buy unveils 50 deals tonight
Years after the demise of competing chain Circuit City, Best Buy is still the most reliable destination to pick up HDMI cables or try out VR platforms after more niche stores close for the evening. To...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Comcast begins gigabit internet trial in Chicago
Comcast has already revealed its plans to bring gigabit internet service to Atlanta and Nashville, and now it's now offering the option in Chicago on a trial basis. Like those other two cities, t...
05:50 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Jabra's headphones can be prescribed by a doctor to monitor fitness
Doctors can now prescribe fitness-tracking headphones as part of of a patient's health management regime. Jabra announced today that ts newly announced Sport Pulse wireless headphones are now par...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Tricking out your dragon in 'Scalebound'
Scalebound is one of my most anticipated Xbox One games. It's a classic Platinum title, mixing over-the-top, combo-heavy combat with a gargantuan dragon that's willing to help you out in a p...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget AIs fight to the death in 'Doom' contest next month
Google DeepMind took a leap forward last year when its artificial intelligence agent mastered 49 Atari 2600 games. The learning system, or "deep Q-network" (DQN), that DeepMind designed achi...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Airbus reveals ambitious plan for autonomous flying taxis
If a self-flying taxi scheme didn't come from the world's second largest aeronautical company, we might think it was a prank. However, Airbus appears to be serious about its "Vahana&quo...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: $65 off an OXO coffee brewing system
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...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget The next Apple Watch reportedly won't have cellular connectivity
Apple is widely expected to introduce the next generation of the Apple Watch before the end of the year, and today Bloomberg has some details on what to expect -- and what's getting left out. Whi...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Uber India lets users hail a ride from their browser
Uber's found that one size does not fit all when it comes to bringing its business to other parts of the world. Take India, where the company has had to implement cash payments, panic buttons and...
03:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Twitter suspends 235,000 accounts for promoting terrorism
For years, Twitter was the free speech bastion it aspired to be, maintaining a hands-off approach enabling a liberated forum yet allowing hate speech to flow across its channels. Amid criticism and pr...
02:46 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget US government cedes control of the internet in October
On October 1st, the US Government's National Telecommunications and Information Administration will hand over control of the internet's domain name system to the Internet Corporation for Ass...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Sprint's new Unlimited Freedom plan is unlimited with a catch
Hot on the heels of T-Mobile's new unlimited data plan, Sprint is launching a new Unlimited Freedom plan for $100....
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Watch Segway's personal robot in action
What if you could have a personal robot helper that transforms into a self-balancing scooter? That's the appeal of the Segway robot, an adorable device which first debuted during CES. We were abl...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget CNN's news drones officially launch with their own acronym
We've known about CNN's drone aspirations for quite some time, but now the news network is officially launching its UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) program. The official title of the project i...
01:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Twitter is letting all users filter out trolls from their notifications
Twitter has been failing to deal with abuse on its platform for a good long time now, but it seems like the company might finally be taking some substantive action. Twitter just posted a blog detailin...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Gawker.com will shut down as part of Univision buyout
Gawker Media's long, strange legal battle is done, and so is Gawker.com -- reporter JK Trotter just confirmed that the site is set to cease operations next week, after 14 years of snarking up eve...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget 'Rez Infinite' is getting a collector's edition from iam8bit
Much like the game itself, Rez Infinite is being released in a very unorthodox manner. For example, iam8bit is publishing the game as part of a special collection with a vinyl soundtrack, special T-sh...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget The robots of war: AI and the future of combat
The 1983 film WarGames portrayed a young hacker tapping into NORAD's artificial-intelligence-driven nuclear weapons' system. When the hit movie was screened for President Reagan, it prompted...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Facebook is open-sourcing its AI bot-building research
Say hello to smarter artificial intelligence. Soon, anyway. Facebook is opening up the secret sauce that powers its bots so the public can employ and study it. This is part of the Facebook AI Research...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Iconic NY store's extensive Mac collection is up for auction
Tekserve, a landmark New York City Apple dealer and repair center for 29 years, closed this week and is auctioning off its huge collection of computers and other tech. The centerpiece is a 35-piece (m...
11:22 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' hits VR headsets November 29th
Ubisoft has dropped the dates for three of its incoming VR games, including Star Trek: Bridge Crew. That title, set in JJ Abrams Star Trek universe, is available for pre-order and arrives on all three...
11:02 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Nokia's VR camera gets a $15,000 discount
Nokia's trolley-dash approach to business means that it now makes health gadgets and professional-level VR cameras. The latter arm sells one product, a $60,000 VR camera called Ozo which is bough...
10:40 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Smart glasses make hands-free 'Pokmon Go' a reality
Pok&eacute;mon Go has taken the world by storm. It's not uncommon to see dozens of people walking around parks and city streets with their heads buried in their phones, trying to catch cute c...
10:25 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile One is the carrier's new unlimited data plan
T-Mobile has offered an unlimited data option for a while now, using it as a big differentiator between it and AT&amp;T and Verizon. But now, it sounds like the carrier is going to do away with da...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Facebook is launching its own PC gaming platform
Facebook's gaming aspirations didn't stop with Farmville and its $2 billion Oculus VR acquisition. Nope, the social network is also launching a dedicated PC gaming platform today. Said platf...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Spotify's first documentary recalls the early days of Metallica (updated)
We first heard about Spotify's Landmark series back in May and today the first installment is debuting for Android and iOS users. Landmark -- Metallica: The Early Years is a documentary-style loo...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Goat-inspired robot design and apple picking
Today on In Case You Missed It: A researcher at Carnegie Mellon created the GOAT leg for robots that moves much like a pogo-stick and posted a video of its tests to YouTube. Meanwhile a robot to harve...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget AMD crashes Intel's party: Powerful Zen CPUs are coming next year
A block away from Intel's Developer Forum in San Francisco, AMD brought together a select group of media and analysts to make one thing clear: Its long-awaited Zen processor actually exists, and ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Whyd is a colorful take on voice-controlled wireless speakers
Just two years ago, Whyd was trying to mix up the music streaming world, with a service that let you collect tracks from around the internet, and put them in one place. Today, it's moving into ha...
08:20 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Uber will offer free rides in its self-driving cars this month
After months of testing, Uber's self-driving cars are ready to pick up their first passengers. Bloomberg reports that the ride-hailing company will allow customers in Pittsburgh to request one of...
08:11 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget The creator of Google's self-driving car now works for Uber
Bloomberg has taken a look at Uber's future in the autonomous vehicle world and uncovered a small, but important detail. The website is reporting that Uber has purchased Otto, the driverless frei...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget How to see everything you've ever watched on Netflix and Amazon
Streaming is a curious beast. One minute you'll be enjoying the 80s vibe of Stranger Things (go watch it if you haven't already) and the next you'll be struggling to pick something from...
06:37 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget NASA will answer your questions about its journey to Mars
NASA has a ton of Mars-related projects that it hopes would culminate in sending humans to the red planet within the next 25 years. There's the stationary InSight lander that it plans to launch i...
05:44 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Google Chrome tests out a more personal New Tab page
A recent change to the Chrome Dev build on Android could indicate a new feature coming to the browser soon. Android Police points out that users are seeing a Google Now-powered content list on their d...
04:20 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Airbnb takes down its experimental Trips app for Android
Airbnb has pulled down an unreleased app it was testing from Google Play shortly after people caught wind of its existence and what it can do. The experimental application represents the future of the...
02:39 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft will blast off in September
It's official: OSIRIS-Rex is blasting off to meet a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu on September 8th, NASA has confirmed at a press briefing. The spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral and tr...
12:58 am -04 - Thu, August 18, 2016
Engadget Wikiverse turns Wikipedia into a visual universe of articles
I've spent (too) many lazy evenings hopping from one Wikipedia entry to the next, reading things that could be useful for trivia night. It's fun enough, but this website that visualizes Wiki...
11:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget McDonald's pulls plug on Happy Meal activity trackers
McDonald's Happy Meals might be beloved for their included toys, but the food inside is just as unhealthy as most of the menu at the Golden Arches. As the Rio Olympics approached, the franchise h...
10:23 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Gene editing helps spot evolutionary link between fins and hands
Gene editing technology isn't just useful for curing the world's ills, it seems. University of Chicago scientists have used the CRISPR technique to discover a key evolutionary connection be...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Washington, DC apartment building offers an 'Uber room'
While developers in San Francisco are subsidizing Uber rides for residents, one forthcoming apartment building in Washington DC's Mount Pleasant neighborhood is offering to make the actual experi...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget LG adds brighter, more portable projectors to Minibeam lineup
For the very truly dedicated cord-cutters out there, LG has just announced two new portable, battery-powered projectors that can be set up blissfully free of any audio, video or power cables. The two ...
08:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Astronomers witnessed a white dwarf going nova
When a star explodes, astronomers usually scramble to point their telescopes in its direction, hoping to catch a glimpse of the aftermath. While this is a fine way for learning about the results of a ...
07:44 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget French mayor bans 'Pokmon Go' in his town
In what is either great technological misunderstanding or extreme territorialism, mayor Fabrice Beauvois wants every digital pocket monster out of his village. He mailed a decree to Niantic, creators ...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Driverless buses to hit Finnish city's streets
Finland has been testing autonomous EasyMile buses on public roads for a little while now, but away from the hustle and bustle of its big cities. Now the Scandinavian country is ready to try out the a...
06:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Live-action 'Pokemon' film snags 'Gravity Falls' and Marvel writers
There's a live-action Pokemon film on the horizon, and Variety reports Legendary has two great writers in its sights to help pen the feature: Alex Hirsch of Gravity Falls fame and Nicole Perlman,...
06:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Hulu cozies up to Marvel, starts working on a 'Runaways' series
Netflix has been milking its relationship with Marvel with great success, churning out critically acclaimed -- and badass -- series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Now Hulu's getting in on the ...
05:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Pinterest is betting big on video ads for brands
While showcase site Pinterest is still releasing features in line with its image-focused brand, it's finally expanding its advertising options beyond still photos. Today it's introducing pro...
05:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget 'Resident Evil 7' gameplay vid proves safety is an illusion
Resident Evil 7 is looking as creepy as ever, if the latest trailer out of Gamescom 2016 is any indication....
04:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget New algorithm finds signs of depression in your Instagram feed
While Instagram data can already be used to guess your age, a new research paper shows how it might also be used to check upon your mental health. Using a set of machine learning tools and several doz...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget World's longest aircraft takes its first flight
That aircraft you see above may look more than a little odd, but it just made history... and it might be the future of flight. Hybrid Air Vehicles has successfully flown the Airlander 10, a long-endur...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Chrome extension restores the backspace key to its former glory
Lots of very smart people work at Google, but that doesn't mean they're immune from making decisions that piss people off. Consider this recent Chrome kerfuffle: some users were recently sho...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget AT&T unveils 'overage-free' phone plans to counter Verizon
No, the big US carriers aren't done shadowing each other's moves yet. AT&amp;T has responded to Verizon's new phone plans with Mobile Share Advantage plans that scrap overages and i...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' writers are striving for a deeper story
Gears of War has never been known for its deep, imaginative storytelling. Each game is a popcorn-friendly thrill ride, pitting muscular soldiers against an army of bloodthirsty monsters. It's a s...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Apple is making a documentary with Cash Money Records
Cash Money Records' deal to stream some of its music exclusively on Apple's subscription service appears to be about more than just tunes. Bloomberg reports that Drake and Nicki Minaj's...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Celebrity augmented reality 'holograms' are coming
Get ready for celebrity 'holograms' beyond the usual 2D illusions. RadicalMedia and Uncorporeal are partnering on 3D captures of celebrities for augmented reality and eventually virtual real...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget How we trained AI to be sexist
You'd never know from Jacqueline Feldman's background that she'd become a passionate proponent of gender equality for artificial intelligence. She went the dreamer's route at colle...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Netflix strikes a deal with Enseo to offer its service in hotels
Tired of relaxing in your hotel room and flipping on the TV only to realize you can't binge watch your favorite shows without Netflix? Netflix knows the true horror of this realization. ...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Microsoft says this might be the last console generation
Earlier today I sat down with Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft's Head of Xbox Games Marketing, to talk about Xbox One, Project Scorpio and the future of console gaming. Here are Greenberg's though...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Instagram adds event video channels to the 'Explore' feed
Instagram wants you to know it's more than just photos; it's about videos too. That's why the app has been investing quite a bit in surfacing them more in its Explore tab. Earlier this ...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Kanye West, incest and Twitter's First Amendment conundrum
NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.On Nov. 11th, 2014, Kim Kardashian's ass broke the internet. Her iconic posterior, photographed by...
12:07 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget EE's Max handset plans include free EU roaming and BT Sport
EE hasn't done a great deal to mix up its tariff options this year, and you know what that means. Correct... we've got a complicated new pricing structure to chew through. The carrier has re...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Google for Education gets a host of updates as the school year starts
Google's Chromebook has been particularly successful in the education market -- and that's helped drive its broader software platform, Google for Education. It's similar to the business...
11:40 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget FreedomPop offers unlimited WhatsApp chats in over 30 countries
Don't want to pay a fortune for mobile service, but can't stand the thought of being unable to message your friends? FreedomPop thinks it can help. The sometimes-free carrier has launched ...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget TfL slides into your Twitter DMs with weekend travel updates
In an extension to its partnership with Twitter, Transport for London (TfL) has announced a new pilot that will send a direct message every Thursday that will warn of weekend closures and maintenance ...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Twitter and YouTube wouldn't delete an extremist cleric's posts
Internet giants have been increasingly willing to take down extremist content, but their previous reluctance is coming back to haunt them. The UK recently convicted radical cleric Anjem Choudary (and ...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Twitter and YouTube wouldn't delete an extremist cleric's posts (update: gone)
Internet giants have been increasingly willing to take down extremist content, but their previous reluctance is coming back to haunt them. The UK recently convicted radical cleric Anjem Choudary (and ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Can big data and AI fix our criminal-justice crisis?
America, land of the free. Yeah, right. Tell that to the nearly 7 million people incarcerated in the US prison system. The United States holds the dubious distinction of having the highest per capita ...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget BBC picks new weather partner after 93 years with the Met Office
Although it's been almost a year since the BBC announced its 93-year partnership with the Met Office was coming to an end, the broadcaster didn't have replacement lined up at the time. Durin...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook opens up Messenger to ad bots
Right now, Facebook lets Messenger bots from brands like Expedia and HP help you make a purchase, but they can't try to sell you a new product. However, a policy change means those automated assi...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Konami strikes out on its own for 'Metal Gear Survive'
Thought you'd heard the last from the Metal Gear franchise? Despite creator Hideo Kojima's departure from Konami to form his own studio, Kojima Productions, Konami has been hard at work on i...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Kobo's new Aura One e-reader is big and waterproof
Whether you read before bed, in the bathtub, during your commute or at the beach, Kobo wants to be there for you. The e-reader maker just released the $229 Aura One, a 7.8-inch waterproof slate that f...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Fitbit's new Charge 2 and Flex 2 wearables leak
Fitbit's Charge and Flex sports trackers are two and three years old, respectively, so a recent trademark listing stoked rumors that new models would come soon. We can now see what the Flex 2 and...
09:37 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Uber takes legal action against TfL over new taxi rules
It's safe to say that Uber isn't particularly happy with the changes to London's private hire regulations. The Transport for London (TfL) board approved new measures earlier this year, ...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Amazingly old sharks and drones for the sea
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new study just published in Science details the carbon dating process used to find the average age of Greenland sharks is 272, along with pegging one at a likely age ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Automatic's new car adaptor uses 3G without a subscription
Automatic just announced a new adapter that plugs into your car's ODB port with an unlimited 3G connection instead of using your phone's Bluetooth to talk to the company servers. The new Aut...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Automatic's new car adapter uses 3G without a subscription
Automatic makes devices that track your driving style and trips, quantifying that information for you in a companion app. These gadgets also do thing like tell you why your check engine light is on be...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget 'Mr. Robot' has its own official mobile game
If you're looking for some extra Mr. Robot while the second season plays out, then there's now a mobile game to keep you entertained. Mr. Robot: 1.51exfiltratiOn is available for iOS and And...
08:03 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget NASA's $1 million robotics contest will prep Valkyrie for Mars
NASA has formally opened registration for its Space Robotics Challenge, and to win a cut of the $1 million prize purse, researchers have to help prep Valkyrie for Mars. Also known as Robonaut 5 (R5), ...
07:10 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Pizza Hut delivers the world's first playable DJ pizza box
The major brands won't admit it, but it's pretty hard to innovate in the pizza-making industry. Stuffed crust and sausage-ringed pizza are now well established, so companies like Domino'...
06:19 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget The ISS crew will install a parking spot for space taxis
Space taxis made by Boeing and SpaceX could carry astronauts to the ISS as soon as 2017, and NASA has begun preparing for their arrival. On Friday, astronauts Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins will do a s...
05:29 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Intel says new USB Type-C spec will ease headphone jack loss
Judging by comments on articles about Apple's next iPhone and the Moto Z smartphone, the public is not crazy about ditching the headphone jack. However, Intel and its partners have embraced the i...
04:48 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget 'Destiny' to add private matches and user-hosted tournaments
The reasons for Destiny splitting paths between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions and their current-gen counterparts are becoming a lot clearer. With the "Rise of Iron" expansion, the ...
04:35 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget World's largest offshore windfarm to be built in the UK
Britain is set to become home to two of the world's largest offshore wind farms after ministers approved plans for a new 1,800-megawatt project capable of supplying 1.8 million UK homes. Hornsea ...
03:27 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Intel is building a virtual reality studio in LA
Intel has dropped another virtual reality revelation at this year's developer conference besides its new Project Alloy all-in-one headset. Apparently, it's also building a new studio in Los ...
02:33 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget LG gives select Korean G5 users access to Android Nougat
LG is giving very few G5 users a taste of Android's upcoming mobile platform. And when we say "very few," we mean it: the phonemaker is limiting beta Nougat access to 2,000 G5 owners, w...
01:39 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget NASA is making it easier for you to dig through its research
Ever wanted to sort through NASA's enormous collection of research results, but didn't have an easy enough way to go about it? NASA has a solution for you, with a new public web portal that ...
12:53 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Intel intros a ready-to-fly drone for software developers
Intel has introduced a quadcopter called Aero at its annual developers conference, and we'll bet you can guess its target audience based on the event. That's right, Aero was specifically des...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, August 17, 2016
Engadget Nikon's D3400 DSLR is made for aspiring photographers
Not everyone can handle cameras like Nikon's flagship D5, which are designed with professional photographers in mind. But, for those who want a less advanced DSLR, the Japanese manufacturer has o...
11:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Huawei Honor 8 goes after millennials with fancy dual cameras
It's not even been a year since Huawei brought its affordable Honor line to the US, and the company is already releasing a follow-up. The Honor 8 is a smartphone designed with millennials in mind...
10:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Verizon flirted with more bloatware for its devices
Engadget parent company Verizon apparently wants to litter your phone with even more crap you don't want. Pre-installed apps from its brand partners would arrive with your new handset from Big Re...
09:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Baltimore PD's phone surveillance allegedly violated FCC rules
A new legal complaint filed by a Georgetown Law professor claims that law enforcement agencies using Stingray cell-site spoofing devices are in violation of standard FCC rules because they don't ...
09:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Google tells you how to vote by state with a simple search
You're running out of excuses to not vote in this year's US presidential election. Google has rolled out a new, state-specific voting guide for anyone who searches "how to vote" or...
08:12 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Intel to manufacture ARM chips in a bid for mobile domination
Intel is flexing its manufacturing muscle in an attempt to get inside your next phone. To do that, it has entered a licensing deal with ARM, according to a report from Bloomberg. Without this license,...
07:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget TiVo is pulling the plug on Series 1 DVRs September 29th
Whenever you buy something with a promise of "Lifetime" service, the question is exactly how long that will last. For owners of the very first TiVo DVRs who shelled out for promised Lifetime...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget HP's new Omen gaming PCs include a cube-shaped desktop
Gamers have many reasons why they steer clear of desktops from big-name brands, but one of the biggest is the poor expansion. You may have fewer upgrade slots (if any) versus a white label or home-bui...
06:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Amazon's pilot episodes are now free on YouTube and Facebook
If you don't have a Prime subscription but want to check out some of Amazon's original series, you're in luck. The company has made ten pilot episodes from some of its best dramas, come...
06:05 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Lyft now allows you to select your pickup and dropoff locations
Lyft knows sometimes it's difficult to catch the ride you've paid for. While you're standing across the road staring at your driver and can't quite cross the street because there&#...
05:12 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' kicks off its open multiplayer test this Friday
Titanfall 2 is hosting its Open Multiplayer Technical Test beginning this weekend on Friday, August 19th to run for two weekends. ...
04:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Edward Snowden suspects NSA hack was a Russian warning
The National Security Agency (and the US itself) may have just received a shot across the bow. Hackers identifying as the Shadow Brokers claim to have breached the Equation Group, a hacking outfit wi...
04:12 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Airbnb tests an app that plans your trips
Airbnb's efforts to plan your whole trip, not just your stay, just got a little more concrete. The home rental outfit is testing an Airbnb Trips app for Android (an iOS version should also be in...
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Apple builds an R&D center in China to survive a tough market
There's no question that China isn't as much of a money maker for Apple as it once was. However, it's not about to quit the country -- if anything, it's settling in for the long h...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget The USB-IF is certifying USB chargers going forward
There are so many USB chargers in the world, you're bound to get stuck with one that doesn't work the way it should, or it may not work at all. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announ...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget The USB-IF is certifying USB-C chargers going forward
There are so many USB chargers in the world, you're bound to get stuck with one that doesn't work the way it should, or it may not work at all. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announ...
03:27 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' will require a monster machine to play in 4K
You might have been delighted to hear that Gears of War 4 will take full advantage of your PC, but you might not be quite so thrilled when you realize what it takes to run the game in its full 4K glor...
03:06 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Integrated Xbox Wireless is coming to future PCs and accessories
If you're a serial Xbox One controller user, you've probably used it with your Windows PC at some point as well, whether to get in some Steam gaming or to make controlling any game a little ...
02:43 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Tom Clancy's 'Jack Ryan' is now an Amazon exclusive series
Tom Clancy's famous fictional CIA agent Jack Ryan is back in action after 2013's critical and commercial disappointment Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Amazon has greenlit a 10-episode series, ex...
02:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Intel's Joule is its most powerful dev kit yet
We've seen plenty of unique dev kits from Intel, including the SD card-sized Edison, but not one as powerful as this. Intel announced Joule today, a tiny maker board that will allow developers to...
02:06 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Ford plans to have fully autonomous cars on the road in 5 years
At the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, California the automaker announced it would have a fully autonomous car on the road with a ride sharing service in 2021. CEO Mark Fields said s...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel's group features make daily fantasy more social
Until now, the focus for daily fantasy companies DraftKings and FanDuel has been just that: daily fantasy sports. However, both companies have announced new features that allow players to make private...
01:46 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk's OpenAI will teach AI to talk using Reddit
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has delivered the first DGX-1 supercomputer to Elon Musk's OpenAI nonprofit, and the researchers already have a project in mind. Believe it or not, they want to teach AI...
01:25 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Intel's Euclid is a RealSense PC the size of a candy bar
Intel has just announced Euclid, a unique all-in-one RealSense device that's packed in the size of a candy bar. As CEO Brian Krzanich said on stage, this is essentially an easy way to bring senso...
01:25 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will let you try Windows 10 games early
The Xbox Game Preview program is a nice way to try indie console games before they're finished, but what about PC gamers? Where's Microsoft's answer to Steam Early Access? At last, it&#...
01:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget A lab-made black hole supports longstanding Hawking theory
In 1974, Stephen Hawking put forward a hypothesis suggesting radiation can escape the light-sucking grip of a black hole. This week, and over forty years later, newly published research claims to have...
12:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Windows Holographic coming to all Windows 10 PCs next year
We already knew that all Windows 10 PCs will be compatible with Windows Holographic, a "mixed reality" experience that'll let you immerse yourself in faraway lands. Now, we know when th...
12:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Intel announces Project Alloy, an all-in-one VR headset
Moving one step beyond Samsung's Gear VR, Intel just announced Project Alloy, an all-in-one VR headset that doesn't need to be connected to a phone or computer. Yes, that means it's com...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Ford and Baidu join forces to invest in self-driving tech
Auto manufacturer Ford and Chinese search company Baidu are hard at work resarching self-driving technology, but are obviously looking for ways to make it simpler to get things done. The two companies...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget The best electric and gas ranges
By Tyler Wells LynchThis 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 35 hours of research, we think that th...
11:56 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Thud Rumble's Intel-powered DJ mixer has a PC inside
Roughly four years ago, Thud Rumble -- a company that's the brainchild of legendary DJ QBert (Richard Quitevis) and Yogafrog (Ritche Desuasido) -- was having an open house. Developer and DJ Rich ...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Watch Intel's 2016 Developer Forum keynote here
Intel's 2016 Developer Forum kicks off today with a keynote from CEO Brian Krzanich. We don't know what, exactly, he'll be speaking about yet. But the keynote's title, "Invent...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Grovemade and Joey Roth team up on wooden desktop speakers
Grovemade has a knack for crafting tech accessories out of wood. For its latest product, the company teamed up with designer Joey Roth on a set of desktop speakers that are made from that natural mate...
10:50 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a OnePlus 3 smartphone with all the add-ons!
Smartphone competition has been fierce lately, if only due to the number of smaller international brands that have stepped up their game. Amongst the leaders of the pack is OnePlus and its latest hand...
10:32 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget McDonald's hands out activity trackers with Happy Meals
For more than three decades, McDonald's has handed out toys with Happy Meals. It's been long argued that the gifts incentivize parents and children to eat more fast food, leading to health i...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget The next wave of AI is rooted in human culture and history
Understanding humans is essential to the design and experience of a technology. For decades, major corporations have turned to social scientists for insight into human behavior, culture and history. A...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Temporary tat yourself for user interface
Today on In Case You Missed It: Microsoft and MIT built a computer interface that drops a touchpad into a shiny, golden temporary tattoo. Just as fantastic as you'd imagine, people can use them t...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Samsung's new Gear VR is its most comfortable and immersive yet
Samsung's Gear VR has always been an anomaly among the company's dizzyingly diverse product lineup. Ever since the first "innovator edition" of the headset debuted alongside the Ga...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: Sleeker, simpler, better than ever
Samsung has come a long way. When the very first Galaxy Note launched in 2011, it felt like a quirky anachronism -- wasn't the age of the stylus over? The answer, as evidenced by the Note line�...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget HDHomeRun's DVR app is ready for the Xbox One
Earlier this year Microsoft confirmed that development of a DVR feature for the Xbox One is "on hold," so what's next for fans of its OneBox dream? SiliconDust's answer is an app t...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Lenovo unveils two compact, VR-ready desktop gaming PCs
Desktop PCs are becoming a tough sell, thanks to rival laptops with NVIDIA mobile graphics chips nearly as powerful as desktop graphics cards. That's perhaps why Lenovo launched a couple of oddba...
07:50 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Ex-Apple CEO's quirky Android phone comes to the UK for 99
Obi Worldphone garnered a fair amount of attention when it announced its first smartphones around this time last year. Understandably so with a former Apple CEO among its founders, but John Sculley�...
07:30 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget VR will vie for awards at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that it will accept submissions from virtual reality producers In 2017. It's the first major festival that will allow the category (which includes VR, AR a...
06:04 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop One could build its first commercial route in Dubai
While Hyperloop One isn't quite done building its test structure, it already has a potential location for its first ever commercial route: Dubai. The company has teamed up with DP World, one of t...
04:23 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' season two takes cues from 'League of Legends'
Overwatch's 15 million-plus players are going to see some pretty big changes come the game's second season. First up is how rankings work. The current 1 - 100 skill ranking is going away in ...
04:10 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Oculus Rift will hit UK and Canadian retailers on September 20th
Now that Oculus has caught up with the pre-order backlog for its VR headset, the Facebook-owned company has decided it's time to make the Rift available in more places. In an announcement today, ...
02:44 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget China's quantum satellite enables hack-proof communications
China has made history by launching the first ever quantum satellite developed by a team of Chinese and Austrian scientists, according to state-run media and The Wall Street Journal. If it works just ...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Google will 'increasingly focus' Hangouts on business customers
It's been over three years since Google formally launched Hangouts. It was an effort to take the popular Google Talk IM app into the mobile age, but it came late to the party. Lots of competitors...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Duo, Google's super-simple video chat app, arrives today
Back in May at its I/O developer conference, Google introduced a pair of new communication apps: Allo for text-based communication and Duo for video calling. Allo is the more interesting of the two, w...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Duo, Google's supersimple video chat app, arrives today
Back in May at its I/O developer conference, Google introduced a pair of new communication apps: Allo for text-based communication and Duo for video calling. Allo is the more interesting of the two, w...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget MSI and Origin PC use NVIDIA's desktop-grade laptop graphics
PC makers aren't wasting any time implementing NVIDIA's GTX 10 series laptop graphics in their lineups. Both MSI and Origin PC have revealed that their higher-end gaming portables will be a...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA brings desktop-class graphics to laptops
With the GeForce GTX 1080, NVIDIA pushed the boundaries of what a $600 graphics card can do. That flagship card was joined by the GTX 1070 and GTX 1060, two lower-power cards based on the same 16nm Pa...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, August 16, 2016
Engadget Thin gaming laptops will run VR with NVIDIA's new chip
Nvidia has just taken the wraps off a trio of laptop GPUs based on its new "Pascal" chip architecture, the GeForce GTX 1060M, the 1070M and the 1080M. While the 1080M is by far the most impr...
11:38 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget NASA wants some assistance catching an asteroid
If you haven't heard yet, NASA aims to capture an asteroid, drag it to the orbit between the Earth and the moon and ultimately send people to scour it for samples. While that sounds like a crazy ...
10:31 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget WikiLeaks released a cache of malware in its latest email dump
In its rush to let information be free, WikiLeaks has released over 80 different malware variants while publishing its latest collection of emails from Turkey's ruling AKP political party. In a G...
09:48 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Instagram Stories' camera controls catch up to Snapchat
Instagram isn't shy about wanting to go toe-to-toe with Snapchat through Stories, and that now includes camera features, too. Updates for both the Android and iOS versions of Instagram let you s...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: Olympics, 'Bound,' 'Fear the Walking Dead'
This week we're kicking back and enjoying the second week of Rio 2016, complete with track and field action, at last. Other notable options for our TVs this week include Bound and Inversus on PS4...
08:41 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Google to move Hangouts On Air to YouTube Live
Several years ago when Google+ launched, one of its key features was Hangouts, a video chat program that allowed several people to chat online at once. Hangouts grew so popular that it eventually spun...
07:47 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget 'Battlefield 1' open beta starts August 31st
Eager to play Battlefield 1 but can't wait until the game's October 21st release date? Well, good news. Electronic Arts has announced that a 64-player open beta for the first-person shooter ...
07:18 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Capcom plans harsher punishments for 'Street Fighter' quitters
Capcom has been combating quitters in Street Fighter V since the game's debut. And tomorrow, the publisher/developer is apparently making the penalties for disconnecting before a match ends even ...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget HTC's Nexus phone efforts show up at the FCC
If there was any doubt that HTC is working on at least one Nexus phone this year, the FCC (and a handful of leaks) just erased it. The regulator has received an HTC filing for smartphones that will b...
05:56 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Snapchat buys a search and discovery app for $100 million
Snapchat has grown up quite a bit in the past year, from adding original content from the likes of NBC to introducing Memories, an option for a more permanent archive of photos. Now it could be ventur...
05:26 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget 'Hidden Figures' celebrates black women who led the Space Race
Hidden Figures tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three black women who played crucial roles in one of NASA's finest hours: launching an American into orbit f...
04:57 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget 'Hamilton' creator Miranda joins the fight against ticket bots
Hate that ticket bots robbed you of a chance to see that big concert or musical? So does Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Hamilton author is teaming up with Senator Charles Schumer to promote a proposed fede...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Bumble is adding paid features to help find your perfect match
Bumble, the dating app that's previously dabbled in offering services beyond traditional swipe-based matching, is now offering a subscription model that offers three new features for just $9.99 a...
03:53 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Lockheed Martin hopes to turn your kids into astronauts
Lockheed Martin knows that its future spacecraft will only fly if there are enough people interested in flying them, so it's trying something a bit unusual: it's helping to raise the next wa...
03:23 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Hyatt and Starwood hotel chains suffer credit card breach
HEI, the holding company behind a wide number of hotel brands including Marriott and (wait for it) Hyatt, has announced that it suffered a data breach via its payment tools. According to the outfit, h...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget We don't understand AI because we don't understand intelligence
Artificial intelligence prophets including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Raymond Kurzweil predict that by the year 2030 machines will develop consciousness through the application of human intelligen...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget 'Destiny: Rise of Iron' PS4 exclusives include a new map
Sony has landed more than a few Destiny exclusives in hopes of selling more PlayStation 4 consoles, and it's stopping as Bungie's shooter/MMO hybrid celebrates its second birthday. When Rise...
02:24 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Play 'Minecraft' on the Oculus Rift today
Minecraft has landed on the Oculus Rift as part of a free update to the Windows 10 Edition beta. Anyone who owns the PC or Mac version of Minecraft is automatically granted access to the Windows 10 be...
02:03 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Tinder says GIFs and emoji lead to better connections
Who knew that the secret to successful online dating lay in GIFs? The next time you find yourself spending an hour coming up with the perfect greeting and introduction on Tinder, stop and find a GIF i...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Report reveals identity of NSA and PRISM surveillance target
It's been over three years since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden released a trove of documents detailing the extent to which the American government was able to spy on its citizens. A big pa...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Audiophiles in Japan are installing their own electricity poles
Audiophiles are known for doing some pretty extreme things in their quest for 'purer' sound, such as buying headphones that cost as much as a good car or getting ridiculously overdone cables...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget How a robot wrote for Engadget
John McCarthy, the late computer scientist who first coined the term Artificial Intelligence, famously said "as soon as it works, no one calls it AI any more." What was once cutting-edge AI ...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget The best tech for honor students
Look, not everyone is cut out for late nights of drinking and playing DJ for groups of frat kids. Some would prefer to campout in the library until the wee hours of the morning studying and pouring ov...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Audi cars will start talking to city traffic systems this fall
If you've ever been stuck at a red light that seems to last an eternity, you'll be happy to know that Audi announced that it's going to start work with municipalities to tell its cars w...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Grover is like Rent the Runway, but for gadget lovers
Add one more monthly expense to my budget. Just kidding, I don't have a budget. (I'm not very fiscally responsible.) But whether you're financially cavalier or a careful spender, Grover...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Postage stamp-sized device can disinfect water in minutes
In many parts of the world, people have to boil water or leave it for long periods under the sun to make sure it's clean enough to drink. Problem is, the former consumes fuel they can use for coo...
10:44 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Instagram's new tools help you reach out to stores
Plenty of businesses operate on Instagram, but wouldn't it be nice if you could reach out to them on Instagram beyond posting a comment and hoping they'll notice? You'll get to do that...
10:44 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Instagram's new tools help you reach out to stores (updated)
Plenty of businesses operate on Instagram, but wouldn't it be nice if you could reach out to them on Instagram beyond posting a comment and hoping they'll notice? You'll get to do that ...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Twitter's first promoted stickers come from Pepsi
You knew it was just a matter of time before Twitter's stickers became advertising vehicles. The social network has just introduced promoted stickers, which help brands get their message out thr...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Exploring the past, present and future of AI with Engadget
Few things stir up as much excitement, fear and confusion as artificial intelligence. So we're dedicating this entire week to examining it from as many angles as possible. We'll look at how ...
09:51 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Next PS4 update won't interrupt your gameplay with UI
If Monday's are a struggle for you, console yourself with the fact that Sony's teasing a few of tomorrow's big PS4 firmware beta update features, which includes a significant UI refresh...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Twitter in talks to livestream NFL games on Apple TV
Twitter paid $10 million for the rights to stream NFL games and is reportedly talking to Apple about building an Apple TV app, according to the New York Times. That would let fans to watch ten Thursda...
09:05 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Jabra's latest sport headphones track more of your fitness regime
Jabra's Sport Pulse and Sport Coach wireless headphones have been available for some time now, but the company has new versions of both models with some added features. Let's start with the ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Spotify revamps its kids category to help with early learning
Spotify already had a variety of content for young listeners, but with the help of educational initiatives Too Small to Fail and Vroom, the streaming service has revised that lineup. The newly revampe...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Microsoft rolls out new Surface Pro Type Covers for NFL fans
Now that the NFL preseason is underway, Microsoft is taking advantage of the moment with a product designed specifically for football fans. If you own a Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4, the company...
08:18 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Office iPhone users can doodle with their fingers
If you want to sketch or perhaps add your signature to a Word, Excel or PowerPoint document on iOS, the only option has been to use the iPad Pro's Pencil. Now, with the latest version of Office f...
07:26 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Sea anemones could be the key to treating hearing loss
Sea anemones could soon do a lot to help those of us living above the water. Researchers have discovered that proteins used by starlet sea anemones to repair their cells also repair the sound-sensing...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget UK's first cloud DVR lets you watch recordings anywhere
To be blunt, Bush isn't a brand known for particularly innovative products. But, come the end of the month, it's the name you'll see on the first cloud DVR to launch in the UK. Bush...
06:05 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Tim Cook: 'Apple could unlock iPhones, but won't'
To celebrate both Tim Cook's fifth year at the helm of Apple and the production of the billionth iPhone, the chief has sat down with the Washington Post. It's very much a goodwill piece, alt...
05:15 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget London police to create a troll-hunting social media unit
In a bid to tackle rising levels of abuse on social media, London's Metropolitan Police is to set up a five-person team of specialist officers tasked with targeting online trolls. Scotland Yard w...
04:32 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' delayed to November 29th
Noctis and friends have put their bromance-filled road trip on hold. Square Enix has confirmed today that Final Fantasy XV, the long-awaited JRPG once known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, will now laun...
03:40 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget Air Force boosts drone pilot bonuses to keep up with demand
It's no secret that the US Air Force is doing everything it can to recruit and keep drone pilots, and now it's resorting to a very direct solution: cold, hard cash. The military branch is o...
01:05 am -04 - Mon, August 15, 2016
Engadget 'PaRappa the Rapper' comes back as an anime series
You sadly aren't about to see another PaRappa the Rapper game any time soon, but you will get some kind of fix the near future. Fuji TV has announced that it's airing the pilot episode for ...
11:58 pm -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget Ultrasound can levitate large objects
Scientists have long dreamed of using acoustic levitation to float objects, but there has been one big catch: you couldn't lift an object larger than the wavelength without being picky about what...
10:54 pm -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget Samsung plugs IBM's brain-imitating chip into an advanced sensor
IBM's TrueNorth, a so-called "cognitive chip," remarkably resembles the human brain: its 4,096 cores combine to create about a million digital neurons and 256 million synapse connection...
09:28 pm -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget Infiniti's latest engine is a last hurrah for gas-powered cars
Hybrid and pure electric cars may be the future of transportation, but Nissan's Infiniti badge has found a way to make the most out of gas engines while they're still relevant. When the next...
07:57 pm -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget California bill would require more zero-emissions cars
California's tougher-than-usual climate change policy might become more stringent before long. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke tells the Associate Press that she's introducing a bill requiring t...
06:26 pm -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget Experts think bitcoin's tech is the future of finance
Even if bitcoin fades into obscurity, finance experts believe that the technology behind it will live on and even change how financial services work. According to a study conducted by Swiss non-profit...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's'magic smoke' preventer
It has been said that when an electronics component sets itself on fire that it has "let the magic blue smoke out" and so with it, the magic that makes technology great. In this episode Ben ...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget Hebocon: The contest to find the world's crappiest robots
Sex toys, dried squid, repurposed Happy Meal toys and the husk of a Gameboy Advance are just some of the components found in the robotic competitors at Hebocon -- a contest that aims to crown only the...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget GMC's latest SUV travels farther thanks to glue
Usually, squeaking significant extra mileage out of a vehicle involves some very conspicuous changes. You can switch to a new engine, go hybrid (or full electric), or build components out of lightwei...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget SpaceX nails a tricky fourth rocket landing at sea
SpaceX is good enough at sea-based rocket landings that they've nearly become commonplace. The private spaceflight outfit has successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket aboard a drone ship for the fo...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget After Math: On the road again
It's been a big week for transportation news. Karma is making a comeback with its $100,000 Revero, London is putting traffic updates on the backs of its busses, LeEco just threw down big bucks on...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget Karma's stunning electric supercar, and more in the week that was
After years of anticipation, Karma Automotive has finally unveiled the Revero, a plug-in electric supercar powered by roof-mounted solar panels. In other transportation news, BMW launched an electrifi...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget Irish court orders accused Silk Road admin's extradition to US
Silk Road's saga hasn't ended just because some of its primary architects are behind bars. An Irish court has ordered the extradition of Gary Davis, an alleged key administrator for the Dar...
01:41 am -04 - Sun, August 14, 2016
Engadget MIT-designed windows can rapidly switch from clear to opaque
Imagine not having to use curtains or blinds anymore. Instead of covering your windows when the sun's too strong, you simply have to flip a switch to turn them completely opaque. A team of MIT re...
11:04 pm -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget Tesla preps an extra long-range battery for its electric cars
Tesla has dropped hints that it's ready to extend the range of its electric cars (there was an allusion to a "P100D" hidden in firmware), but it now looks like that long-distance techno...
09:35 pm -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget MIT's and Microsoft's flash tattoos can control gadgets
Those stylish flash tattoos could do more than just look cool in the future. A team from MIT and Microsoft Research has developed a fabrication process called "DuoSkin," which can be used to...
08:01 pm -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget Google's Fuchsia operating system runs on virtually anything
Google is no stranger to creating whole platforms when it needs them, but its latest project might be something special. It's working on Fuchsia, an open source operating system that's desi...
06:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch supplies run low ahead of September event
You'll find a lot of Watch variants marked as "Sold Out" if you browse Apple's online store, 9to5mac has discovered. And, yes, the list includes ones with brightly colored bands Cu...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget The incredibly intricate badges of Def Con
Three days before the 24th annual Def Con hacker event, badge designer and builder 1o57 (aka Ryan Clarke) had a problem. "The lion's share of the 20,000 badges showed up this year not progra...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget Test-driving two of Alta Motors' electric motorcycles
What's insanely quick, all-electric and only has two wheels? The Alta Redshift MX. On the this Translogic, host Jonathon Buckley rediscovers the joys of electric motorcycles with the Alta Redshif...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget Sony's hi-res turntable and software make it easy to go digital
Vinyl has seen a resurgence lately, with sales growth for this format outpacing digital. To stay on top of that trend, Sony refreshed its record player lineup to include the not-so-memorably named PS-...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: How Netflix is changing storytelling
Netflix and thefuture of entertainmentBen Bajarin,TechpinionsSince Stranger Things debuted on Netflix, I've seen a number of articles and heard a few podcasts discuss the merits of an 8-episode s...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget Six designs that bust e-waste
By Cat DiStasioMany modern gadgets seem like they were designed to be disposable, forcing consumers to buy a new model instead of repairing their old one. This leads to an enormous amount of waste, an...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: This rock-armored insect could change medicine
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley discovered that an insect called the caddisfly spins strong, stretchy silk that works like a biological sticky tap...
03:40 am -04 - Sat, August 13, 2016
Engadget GM reportedly tried to buy Lyft
General Motors is serious about gaining a foothold in the ride-sharing industry. Not only has the company established its own car-lending app and purchased the defunct Uber competitor, Sidecar -- but ...
11:42 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Conviction overturned for one of the 'Making a Murderer' subjects
Late last year Netflix's true crime series Making a Murderer brought attention to the case of Steven Avery, and now his nephew's conviction has been overturned. Along with his uncle, Brendan...
10:24 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget The Elio three-wheeler is now available for $7,000 pre-order
Elio's crowdfunded 84 mpg three-wheeled two-seater is now street legal and ready to take your pre-orders. While the company doesn't have a firm delivery date for the vehicle yet, eager first...
09:32 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Fan-made 'Goldeneye 007' multiplayer-only HD remake released
Veterans of the Nintendo 64 likely remember Goldeneye 007, a surprisingly great adaptation of the James Bond film released in 1997 that changed shooters forever. After the 2004 release of Half-Life 2,...
07:44 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget HTC's new Desire phones reportedly releasing later this quarter
HTC is hard at work on a new pair of new Desire smartphones that are reportedly releasing later this quarter....
07:44 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget HTC's new Desire phones reportedly release later this quarter (update: images)
HTC is hard at work on a new pair of new Desire smartphones that are reportedly releasing later this quarter....
06:53 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget HTC switches up the Vive VR pack-in games
To help soften the blow of the HTC Vive's $800 price tag (or, lord help you, the $1200 Business Edition), the company has struck deals with studios to give you free games with each headset purcha...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Adidas rewards its medal-winning Olympians with 3D-printed shoes
It's too early to tell whether 3D-printed footwear will ever be more than a gimmick. Still, you have to give credit to sportswear brands for trying something new, even if in some cases 3D printin...
05:34 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Samsung press invite hints at IFA debut for Gear S3 smartwatch
Samsung typically has a strong presence at the IFA trade show every September and we're starting to get more news about certain gadgets. After weeks of rumors that the company will reveal its lat...
05:09 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's IFTTT competitor arrives on Android
Microsoft Flow, the company's answer to IFTTT, has landed on Android. The service debuted on the desktop back in April and was quickly ported to iOS devices. Flow works much the same way as IFTTT...
04:50 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Get schwifty
Howdy out there Public Access Weekly fans! Anyone out there catching that Perseid meteor shower? I'm going to make an attempt to escape from the perpetual San Francisco summer fog to try and catc...
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget The hysterical hacking headlines of Def Con 24
You might've noticed that your regular news outlets have way more hysterical, random-seeming and utterly terrifying articles about hacking this week. That's because hacking conference Def Co...
04:26 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget The New York Times has acquired a VR agency
The New York Times is acquiring an experiential agency known as Fake Love, which specializes in virtual and augmented reality....
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget 'Maguss,' the game that definitely isn't 'Harry Potter Go'
"It's a little bit complicated," Ondrej Tokar says with a laugh.Tokar is the creator of Maguss, an augmented reality mobile game that transforms players into wizards wandering around a ...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's IFTTT competitor arrives on Android
Microsoft Flow, the company's answer to IFTTT, has landed on Android. The service debuted on the desktop back in April and was quickly ported to iOS devices. Flow works much the same way as IFTTT...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Intel should buy Jawbone just for its fitness app
If recent reports are to be believed, Jawbone is in serious trouble after missing a payment to a creditor. Sources close to the company have denied it, but this isn't the first time we've he...
03:06 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget The European Space Agency will land on Mars in October
Nearly 13 years after the British spacecraft Beagle 2 went missing on Mars, the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli module will touch down on the red planet -- assuming everything goes according...
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Ebay, Etsy, Microsoft and others vow to ban illegal wildlife trading
A smattering of internet merchants, services and tech titans have spoken: no trading of live animals or their illegally-sourced body parts, like rhino horns or turtle meat, on their watch. Etsy, eBay,...
02:18 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Upcoming 'No Man's Sky' patch will fix most issues
No Man's Sky was released for PlayStation 4 last week, but not without its fair share of problems. Developer Hello Games is aware of the game's many bugs and glitches, and is working on a pa...
01:54 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget A computer program that can replicate your handwriting
Handwriting is a skill that feels personal and unique to all of us. Everyone has a slightly different style -- a weird quirk or a seemingly illegible scrawl -- that's nearly impossible for a comp...
01:31 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Your hard drive's sounds could help hackers crack your system
File this under a totally bizarre and improbable way to hack someone. Security researchers have recently demonstrated a way to use the sounds of your computer's hard drive to possibly transmit in...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Virgin Media TiVo update adds smarter Series Link feature
While we wait for more details on Virgin Media's new V6 set-top box and the 4K service arriving with it, the company's showing it hasn't yet forgotten about those aging HD TiVos current...
01:08 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Reuters: Congressional leaders were briefed on DNC hack last year
As new details emerge on the hacks of the Democratic Party, we've yet to learn the scope of the damage. Yesterday, Bloomberg reported the people behind the DNC hack had much larger aspirations th...
12:45 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Hillary Clinton is co-hosting a podcast about her campaign
On top of serving as Secretary of the State and New York Senator, Hillary Clinton can now add "podcast host" to her list of many accomplishments. The Democratic presidential nominee is co-ho...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Photo-editing app VSCO is turning off its sync feature today
Almost two years ago, the popular photo-editing and sharing app VSCO released a big iOS update that, among other things, brought the app to the iPad. At the same time, VSCO added a sync feature: if yo...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget The best cheap compact camera
By Amadou DialloThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.If you want to buy a decent and basic point-and-shoot cam...
11:36 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix's pricey Baz Luhrmann hip-hop drama arrives today
Of all the Netflix productions, including the critically panned, $90 million Marco Polo, none have had as difficult a gestation (and high a price tag) as The Get Down. You can now download the hip-hop...
11:09 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Virtual reality programs could help paralyzed patients walk again
Results from a recent experiment have demonstrated that special brain-machine interfaces, when used in addition to exoskeletons and virtual reality, could very well help paralyzed patients regain move...
10:52 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Seth Rogen is developing a sitcom about the Singularity
If you've never heard of The Singularity, it's the concept made famous by Ray Kurzweil that society's going to be up-ended by the rise of AI. Give it a few years and it might be more we...
10:29 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Minecraft launches on the Oculus Rift next week
If you own an Oculus Rift and are eager to play Minecraft on it, we now know roughly when it's coming. Mojang developer Tommaso Checchi tweeted that it'll arrive to the Windows 10 Beta editi...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast returns!
In 2014 we said the Engadget Podcast was going on hiatus to "retool." Well, we haven't been sitting on our laurels. Over the last two years we've rethought our editorial mission, c...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Studying the 1700's clouds for pollution clues
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists at CERN constructed a large chamber to replicate the cloud environment before the world's Industrial Revolution got its start after 1750. The thought ha...
08:45 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget SpaceX to start testing the engine that will take it to Mars
SpaceX has recently inched closer to realizing its head honcho's -- that's Elon Musk, but you already know that -- ambitious Mars plans. It has sent its next-generation rocket engine, the on...
08:03 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile drops the HTC 10 after less than three months
HTC just can't catch a break. The company's smartphone sales are down, fuelling consecutive quarterly losses. To bounce back, HTC needs its latest flagship, the HTC 10, to pick up steam -- a...
07:20 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Sky will stream tomorrow's Soccer Saturday on Facebook and YouTube
When broadcasters put down billions of pounds to secure rights to the world's biggest sporting competitions, consumers who aren't able to afford or don't want pay-TV subscriptions often...
07:06 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Squid protein makes textiles self-healing
You might be able to repair your ripped jeans one day just be adding water, thanks to a breakthrough from Penn State researchers. Based on its earlier research on self-healing plastics, the team turne...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Spotify Gaming puts your favorite soundtracks in one place
Video game soundtracks hold a pretty special place in the Engadget Gaming crew's heart. Whether it's a collection of painstakingly curated licensed tracks a la Hotline Miami or wholly origin...
04:54 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Local Canadian police station admits it owns a Stingray
The Edmonton Police Service has fessed up to Motherboard that it owns a Stingray and that it "used the [surveillance] device in the past during investigations." After Vancouver cops admitted...
03:33 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Weed spit test can detect if you're driving high in 3 minutes
A new speedy spit test could be the breathalyzer's counterpart when it comes to roadside testing for marijuana. The technology, developed by Shan Xiang Wang from Stanford University, can detect t...
02:01 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget CVS launches its own mobile payment system
CVS, which has yet to adopt Apple Pay and other NFC-based payment services, has launched a mobile payment solution of its own. It's aptly called CVS Pay, and it shows a barcode on the phone scree...
12:58 am -04 - Fri, August 12, 2016
Engadget Experts believe DNC hackers are behind a larger plot
Although it's not the hack Donald Trump called for, security experts believe the same Russian hacking group allegedly responsible for leaking 20,000 Democratic party emails to WikiLeaks is also b...
11:49 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget New 'Rogue One' trailer has some familiar 'Star Wars' touches
Disney and Lucasfilm just premiered a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and you don't even have to wade through NBC's Rio 2016 Olympics coverage to see it. As we'd heard, th...
11:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Grindr is launching its own clothing line
Grindr is looking to insinuate itself into every part of your life it can. Next stop? Your wardrobe, of course. But it's for a good cause, in support of Athlete Ally's efforts in fighting ag...
10:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Riot Games is suing a huge 'League of Legends' cheat service
Cheating ruins online games. Full stop. Valve has cracked down on folks running amok in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends developer Riot Games is doing the same. Specifically, Rio...
09:26 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Deep Space Industries plans to land on an asteroid by 2020
This week, asteroid mining company Deep Space Industries announced detailed plans to launch the first private mission to an asteroid by 2020. The California-based company plans to build a successor to...
08:44 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Researchers are developing a soft, stretchy touch screen panel
Gaming with mice and keyboard or controller is one thing, but what about using a soft, stretchy touch panel? Wouldn't that look and feel pretty bizarre?...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Arcano Systems' chiptune synth offers 80s video game nostalgia
Here at Engadget, we have quite an affinity for all things that remind us of what it was like to play video games in the 80s. That includes musical instruments and gear that are capable of reproducing...
07:25 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Kansas duo sues IP mappers for putting them through 'digital hell'
Imagine the exact center of the United States, somewhere in the middle of rural Kansas. There lies 360 acres of farmland rented by the Arnolds, a couple and their two sons who moved there in 2011. Wit...
06:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Adblock Plus bypasses Facebook's attempt to restrict ad blockers
The war between Facebook and ad blockers is heating up. Just two days after the social network announced plans to restrict software that removes its advertising, the popular utility Adblock Plus has a...
06:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Adblock Plus bypasses Facebook's attempt to restrict ad blockers (update)
The war between Facebook and ad blockers is heating up. Just two days after the social network announced plans to restrict software that removes its advertising, the popular utility Adblock Plus has a...
06:26 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Jibo's social 'family robot' won't ship to backers overseas
International crowdfunding is always risky business. Even if a project makes it to market, overseas backers usually have to pay a shipping premium. Sometimes, it's worse: today backers of Jibo�...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget US government wants you to grow weed for science
Citizens hoping the US government would smile upon recent requests for deregulation, today is not your day: it will remain an illegal, schedule 1 controlled substance. But all is not lost, as the DEA ...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget This wireless flaw leaves millions of Volkswagens cars vulnerable
A team of researchers has revealed a vulnerability of Volkswagen vehicles that leaves almost all its cars manufactured since 1995 vulnerable to theft. ...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Those Chip and PIN cards aren't as secure as we thought
Chip and PIN cards and readers are finally rolling out in the United States. Unlike traditional magnetic cards that use static information to make a transaction, pieces of plastic, based on a standard...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Instagram Stories arrive on the web thanks to a Chrome extension
While we wait to see if Instagram will bring its new Snapchat-like Stories feature to the web, someone has already created a workaround. Thanks to Alec Garcia's Chrome IG Story extension, you can...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Crafting the algorithmic soundtrack of 'No Man's Sky'
While you've no doubt heard of No Man's Sky, the game, chances are you can't say the same of the band that scored its soundtrack. That's fair. UK noise/drone rock group 65Daysofsta...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: 20 percent off a Sony DualShock 4 wireless controller
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
02:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Simit is a new language for more efficient programming
A team of researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Adobe, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Toronto, Texas A&amp;M and the Uni...
02:34 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Apogee's new MiC 96k works with Windows for USB recording
Apogee has built a stellar reputation when it comes to audio gear. Back in 2014, the company debuted the MiC 96k: an updated version of its compact USB microphone that can handle up to 96kHz 24-bit an...
02:10 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Hey, Snapchat, enough is enough
I discovered Snapchat just a few months ago, and even though I'm much older than most of its users, I fell in love with it. Despite its obtuse interface and obscure controls, I was charmed by the...
01:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Yes, 'No Man's Sky' has a few issues
No Man's Sky landed on PlayStation 4 this week and it wasn't perfect. Cue a rash of backlash on Twitter, a few dozen angry Reddit threads and a handful of YouTube videos calling creator Sean...
01:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Karma unveils Revero hybrid with new solar charging roof
Normally, the most exciting part about a new car is seeing the design for the first time. However, Karma Automotive's unveiling of the hybrid Revero today surprised no one, because it's iden...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook wants your News Feed to be more informative
Facebook is on a constant quest to refine and tweak its News Feed algorithm so that you'll see stories that are relevant and of interest to you. Now it aims to improve it even further with a new ...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Microsoft acquires Beam livestreaming service
Microsoft has just announced its acquisition of the livestreaming service Beam, a platform that allows viewers to interact with streamers during broadcasts....
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Google fined $6.8 million by Russian antitrust body
Russia's antitrust body has slapped Google with a $6.8 million fine after ruling that the firm didn't do enough to open Android up to other companies. Officials believe that the search engin...
12:07 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Virgin V6: This is Virgin Media's 4K TV box
We've known for a while that Virgin Media has been working on a new set-top box, but information on the next-generation hardware has been hard to come by. Thankfully, the company has begun teasin...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget SeatGeek aims at Ticketmaster with a new ticketing platform
Hoping to be more than just an online reseller, SeatGeek is making its biggest move against Ticketmaster yet with its own platform for selling tickets directly to events. SeatGeek Open will let event ...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Waze will help you avoid traffic jams around big events
Navigation apps like Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze are good for letting you know when you're approaching a traffic jam. Waze is taking that task a bit further with its new Global Event Partner...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Audi's active suspension converts road jolts into electricity
Regenerative brakes capture a lot of wasted energy in hybrid and electric cars, but there's another energy source automakers could exploit: potholes. To harness those tailbone scourges, Audi deve...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Cheap, secure and better than expected
BlackBerry's first Android phone was a curious, ambitious machine, so it's funny that the company's second turned out to be so ... practical. The $299 DTEK50 is affordable from the get-...
10:12 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget BuzzFeed: Twitter secretly censored tweets during Obama Q&A (updated)
As part of a larger piece examining Twitter and its widescale user harassment problem, BuzzFeed News has reported that tweets were secretly filtered out and censored for President Obama in 2015. Ahead...
10:08 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Amazon chronicles Hugh Hefner's life in upcoming original series
Like Hulu and Netflix, Amazon continues to add to its library of original content. Today, the online retailer announced a 13-episode show that will chronicle the life of Hugh Hefner. American Playboy:...
09:57 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget UK grants new powers to remotely block illegal prison mobiles
Mobile phones have to be one of the most valuable kinds of prison contraband, where they're used for keeping in touch with loved ones all the way through to running criminal empires from behind b...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Hop on a bike and tour the world
Today on In Case You Missed It: A British man was the first to bike the length of the UK, all within the world of Google Maps and his virtual reality headset. If you're intrigued, his blog is rea...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Spotify launches a cartoon to teach you about music
Spotify is more than a music streaming app. Podcasts, video distribution -- the company has tried everything to broaden its appeal and stop subscribers from defecting to Apple Music, Tidal and Google ...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Tesla rival LeEco building $1.8 billion EV factory in China
China's EV industry hasn't produced many vehicles yet, but thanks to strong government incentives, it's on an explosive growth curve. One of the main players is electronics giant LeEco,...
07:55 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Xbox One S converted into a road-ready laptop
Do-it-yourself Xbox laptops have been around since Ben Heck cobbled one together from an Xbox 360, but "laptop" is a misnomer -- most are more like small desktops with screens hinged on. Mod...
07:05 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget UK police bust 'significant' pirate pay-TV streaming ring
The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is claiming another small victory in the never-ending and probably unwinnable war against piracy. Following a series of dawn raids at...
06:50 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget DOE to start building a tool that will 3D map the universe
Next year, the Department of Energy will start building the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), which will 3D map millions of galaxies across the universe. The agency-backed project has passe...
06:05 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Hive's smart thermostat gets IFTTT's recipe-based automation
If you own one of Hive's smart thermostats and are looking to get more from the connected appliance, today is your lucky day. The British Gas-owned company today announced that it's teamed u...
05:45 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget 'Star Trek: Discovery' is set 10 years before the original
It was Bryan Fuller's turn to take the stage at the Television Critics Association press tour and spill the beans about his vision for Star Trek. The producer has revealed that Star Trek: Discove...
04:38 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget LG's V20 will sound great... with wired headphones
Some portions of the technology industry would like you to think that smartphones without headphone jacks are the future. LG feels differently, and has teamed up with high-end audio firm ESS to bake i...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Logitech's Pop button controls your entire smart home
As slick as smart home technology may be, you lose some ease of use. With certain exceptions, you can't just flick a switch to set everything in motion. Logitech thinks it can change that. It...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Three's Feel at Home roaming will soon cover most of Europe
Three's Feel at Home perk lets subscribers use their regular minute, text and data allowances abroad at no extra cost. The inclusive roaming feature even covers several far-flung destinations inc...
01:49 am -04 - Thu, August 11, 2016
Engadget Judge tosses lawsuit filed against Twitter over ISIS activity
A district judge has tossed out a lawsuit accusing Twitter of playing a role in the terrorist-related deaths of two Americans by allowing ISIS activity on the website. The class-action lawsuit names t...
11:59 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Google Docs finally adds multitasking tools for iPads
Google Docs, Sheets and Slides' most recent iOS updates make them play a whole lot nicer with multitasking on iPads. The patch feels a little overdue at this point, but hey, we'll take suppo...
10:59 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Tor promises not to build backdoors into its services
Tor has published what it calls a "Social Contract" comprised of promises to users and the principles the team believes in. It has been around for over a decade, so publishing a set of goals...
10:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Scientists see gene activation in human brain for the first time
When it comes to neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and schizophrenia, along with addiction and depression, a certain enzyme has gotten a lot of attention as a major actor in each: histone d...
10:09 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Latest Tesla Autopilot-related crash occurs in China
Once again, Tesla's Autopilot driving assist feature is at the center of another car crash, this time due to a collision that occurred on a highway in Beijing. Reuters reports that a Tesla owned ...
09:34 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Yelp will virtually line up for you at restaurants
Yelp already provides a list of places you can go to, as well as a treasure trove of hilarious one-star reviews, but it's about to become even more useful. The company's app will soon give y...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget 'Futurama' gets its own quote search engine
Ever since The Simpsons got an encyclopedic search engine through Frinkiac, many TV fans have been wondering one thing: where's the Futurama version? Relax, it's here. The creators of Frin...
08:12 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget There's something weird going on beyond Neptune
Past Neptune, in the outer solar system, astronomers have recently discovered a new mystery object orbiting the sun on a plane nearly perpendicular to the rest of the planets. Adding to the weirdness,...
07:17 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber to test home wireless internet in up to 24 US areas
According to an FCC filing, Google Fiber's next experimental stage is nigh. The tech titan is purportedly seeking permission to test high-speed wireless broadband in 24 US locations, including 12...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Sex toy sends intimate data to its creator
Connected sex toys that track your habits can be helpful, but at least one of them is a little too willing to transmit your personal data. Presenters at Def Con have revealed that at least one toy, t...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Cassini spacecraft finds flooded canyons on Saturn's moon Titan
It's official: Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has canyons that are flooded with liquid. Well, liquid hydrocarbons, anyway: Scientists analyzed images from a flyby of the Ligeia Mare sea of me...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget HP's low-cost Stream laptops now include a 14-inch model
HP is clearly having some success with its cheap-and-cheerful Stream laptops, as it's expanding them in a big, big way. It's refreshing the range with not only some under-the-hood upgrades,...
04:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget 'Gwent: The Witcher Card Game' beta delayed to October
At E3 2016 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red announced that it's working on a standalone Gwent title for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. It was supposed to enter closed beta for ...
03:55 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget FCC loses its bid to protect city-run broadband
If you were hoping that the FCC's efforts to protect municipal broadband would survive telecoms' attempts to destroy it, we have bad news. A federal appeals court has shot down an FCC order...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget The 'Final Fantasy XV' season pass includes six DLC packs
Final Fantasy XV is hurtling toward a finalized release date of September 30th for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so there's still plenty of time left to decide what console you want to play on...
03:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Researcher finds huge security flaws in Bluetooth locks
Security research Anthony Rose just wanted to try out his Bluetooth range-finding setup. While wandering in his neighborhood, he noticed a lot of Bluetooth locks popping up and decided to do some snif...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget This drum machine recreates the 808's features in your browser
We've seen drum machines and synthesizers that are playable in a browser before, but now one of the most iconic instruments has a more detailed web version. The HTML-808 and HTML5 Drum Machine ma...
02:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget You can now message President Obama on Facebook
President Obama is no stranger to social media, and now the leader of the free world is making it even easier to reach him on the world's largest social network. In a Facebook post today, the Whi...
02:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget 'Quantum Break' reaches Steam on September 14th
When Microsoft vowed that it would resume releasing games on Steam, it wasn't making an idle promise. Microsoft and Remedy have announced that Quantum Break will reach Steam on September 14th for...
01:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Snapchat's racist yellowface filter lands it in hot water
Snapchat's problems with racist image filters aren't over yet, it seems. The messaging service tells The Verge that it has pulled a filter that was supposed to be anime-inspired, but came ac...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget NFL Network and NFL Redzone are now live on Sling TV
After striking a content deal with the NFL last week, Sling TV is now making the NFL Network and NFL Redzone channels available on its streaming service. The company announced that, starting today, Sl...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Facebook launches guided tours for 360-degree videos
When you explore 360-degree videos on Facebook like you're supposed to, you could miss crucial moments happening outside your POV. The social network's new "Guide" tool for Pages, ...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget The Rapidfire K70 is a gaming keyboard that typists will love
Mechanical keyboards are favored by gamers and programmers for how precise and springy the buttons feel under their fingers. The latter is important not just for improving a player's reaction tim...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget IFTTT's recipe-based automation is coming to other apps
IFTTT's recipes are great for getting apps and devices that you use on the regular to interact with each other without being prompted to do so. Before now, you had to download the IFTTT app or vi...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Vizio TV update helps you play HDR Blu-ray movies
Your shiny new Vizio TV just became much more useful for playing high dynamic range movies. Vizio is in the midst of rolling out an update to its SmartCast M- and P-Series sets that adds the HDR10 su...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Alexa support coming to BMW's 'Connected' assistant app
BMW first revealed its revamped "Connected" assistant app in March, and it will finally be available this month. As a reminder, it does a lot more than sync your phone and car, acting more ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget The historical research behind Mafia III's biracial anti-hero
The 1960s were a period of dramatic upheaval in the United States. By 1968, the Vietnam War was raging abroad while civil rights activists at home were mourning the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr...
10:48 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Apple's iPhone 7 will reportedly debut on September 7th
Apple will reportedly unveil its next iPhone -- which we're referring to as the iPhone 7 for now -- on September 7th, Bloomberg reports. That lines up with Apple's previous iPhone timing, as...
10:41 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk is working on a roof made of solar panels
Elon Musk's fondness for ambitious, out-of-left-field ideas isn't restricted to electric cars or rockets. During SolarCity's latest earnings call, the entrepreneur revealed that his en...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget This Olympics photo was brought to you by a robot
At every major swimming event, the competitors aren't the only ones in the pool. In order to bring you footage from the various races, cameras from various news and photo agencies litter the bott...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Adidas will bring its robot-staffed factory to Atlanta in 2017
Late last year, Adidas announced plans to bring shoe production back to Germany starting in 2016. With that in mind, the company created a new manufacturing facility staffed by robots, known as Speedf...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Wannabe spies can make iPhone screens invisible
Today on In Case You Missed It: A phone repair store owner in Turkey is trying to copyright his invention that syncs a pair of eyeglasses to the screen of an iPhone. When the glasses are worn, the scr...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Kyocera's DuraForce Pro is a smartphone and action cam in one
If you film motorcycle ice racing or open pit mines, a regular smartphone may be a bit dainty. Kyocera's newest model, the DuraForce Pro, is up for the job, though. It's a ruggedized, 5-inch...
07:55 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget 'DOTA 2' forum hack spills almost two million passwords
The website LeakedSource has revealed that a forum tied to the game DOTA 2 was hacked on July 10th, 2016. Attackers were able to make off with almost two million records, including usernames, email ad...
07:13 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Uber takes the fight to TfL over new English exam for drivers
Considering the proposals Transport for London (TfL) originally put forward as it looked to update private hire regulations in the capital, Uber escaped relatively unscathed when the authority ended u...
06:20 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget London buses to show live traffic updates in rear windows
Over time, transport authorities have improved how they share important road travel news. Roadside signs can give a driver an important heads-up during journeys and apps can notify travellers before t...
05:15 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Google is developing techniques to combat VR trolls
Trolls are everywhere on social media, and you can expect to encounter them in social virtual reality experiences as VR devices become more common. That's why Google's Daydream Labs team has...
03:56 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Google explains why Palestine isn't labeled in Maps
Services like Google Maps have not just functional but symbolic importance, as a bug on a map of Israel has proved. A Gaza City journalism group spotted a change in the way Google represented Palestin...
01:02 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Watch a high-speed footage of past SpaceX launches
If you didn't get the chance to watch previous SpaceX missions blast off, this video can bring you up to speed. It shows what the private space corporation has been up to these past few months, i...
01:02 am -04 - Wed, August 10, 2016
Engadget Watch high-speed footage of past SpaceX launches
If you didn't get the chance to watch previous SpaceX missions blast off, this video can bring you up to speed. It shows what the private space corporation has been up to these past few months, i...
11:58 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Microsoft figured out how cloud servers can swap encrypted data
A team at Microsoft Research has figured out a way to share encrypted information stored in the cloud without compromising security. The example the outfit gives is as follows:...
10:39 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget NASA will build full-scale deep space habitats on Earth
NASA is already preparing for humanity's journey into the great unknown, and part of its efforts is developing a suitable habitat for future spacefarers. In order to create a place where people c...
09:47 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Federal regulators crack down on social media abuse in nursing homes
According to a ProPublica report released late last year, documented cases of nursing home employees sharing abusive or degrading images of their residents on social media are on the rise. To combat t...
08:54 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget EPA hands out $4.5 million to build better air pollution sensors
The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't just want to clamp down on pollution... it wants to develop the technology that helps spot that pollution. It's handing out a total of $4.5 milli...
08:11 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget De La Soul's samples are why its classic albums stay offline
Have you wondered why De La Soul is more than happy to offer its newer albums online, but has had so much trouble getting its classics (Stakes Is High and earlier) online that it gave them away at one...
07:39 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Google Chrome will begin blocking Flash in favor of HTML5
Though it's been a long time coming and the writing's been on the wall for a while, Google Chrome is finally de-emphasizing Flash in favor of HTML5. Come September, Google Chrome 53 will beg...
06:54 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Internet meme tries shaming Trump into releasing tax returns
Way back in the years and months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, a loudmouth businessman and reality TV star named Donald Trump continued to push a disproved and fallacious controversy a...
06:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Intel buys an AI processing powerhouse
Intel isn't the biggest player in the artificial intelligence world, but it might change that very shortly. The chip giant just bought Nervana, a startup specializing in processor-based "de...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Seagate's new 60TB SSD dwarfs the others on the market
Seagate has just announced a whopping 60 TB solid-state-drive, the largest SSD yet with that sort of capacity....
05:35 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Sony is holding a PlayStation event on September 7th
It looks like we could finally see what Sony has up its sleeve for the future of PlayStation next month. Members of the press have begun receiving invites to a "PlayStation Meeting" schedule...
05:06 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget ESPN will roll out a streaming service that bypasses cable
Today The Walt Disney Company released its quarterly earnings report, but the most interesting news has to do with ESPN. Disney confirmed reports it's making a $1 billion investment in BAMTech, a...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Netflix speed test comes to your smartphone
Like the idea of Netflix's no-nonsense internet speed test? You don't have to fire up a web browser to try it. Netflix has released app versions of its Fast.com test for both Android and i...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Why the Olympics need GIFs
The 2016 Olympics kicked off last Friday in Rio de Janeiro, and there have already been a slew of exciting moments. But if you were hoping to catch a GIF of, say, Simone Biles' jaw-dropping floor...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Instagram could soon be rolling out a 'Save Draft' feature
If you're an avid Instagram user, you know it can sometimes take a few tries before you come up with the perfect post. But as it stands right now, if you back out of a screen in the app, you'...
04:08 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent offers grants for budding artists
BitTorrent doesn't just want to rely on ready-made content from big-name artists and well-funded indies to fuel its constant distribution dreams -- it's contributing to the projects themselv...
03:50 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Google Now toying with 'Explore Interests' personalization
Google Now automatically caters results to your prior searches, but manual customization of what it serves up is a little clunky. You can either toggle fields of interest on and off in the service...
03:27 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget 'Dead Rising Triple Pack' brings zombie carnage to PS4 owners
Just in time to get in on the Dead Rising 4 hype and the series' 10th anniversary, Capcom is rewarding fans for their patience by porting all three of the franchise's previous entries to bot...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud Go now streams to Sonos connected speakers
The number of options for Sonos owners to stream music to their connected speakers continues to expand. SoundCloud announced today that its subscription service is now available on the popular multi-r...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Samsung denies its mobile payment platform is insecure
Every year the Black Hat conference highlights and analyzes security vulnerabilities in common services public awareness and a little infamy. On Sunday, a researcher released a paper criticizing the ...
02:13 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches arrive on August 29th
Fossil revealed a handful of new wearables back in March and a pair of those gadgets are arriving this month. The company announced today that its Q Wander and Q Marshal smartwatches would be availabl...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Intel's 'Skull Canyon' NUC is the future of tiny desktops
What if you could have a desktop that easily slips into a messenger bag or purse? That's what Intel has been aiming for with its NUC (Next Unit of Computing) devices. Yes, it's a terrible na...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Intel's Skull Canyon NUC is the future of tiny desktops
What if you could have a desktop that easily slips into a messenger bag or purse? That's what Intel has been aiming for with its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) devices. Yes, it's a terrible na...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget New policy demands 20 percent of federal code be open source
For years, the Obama Administration has been pushing for greater transparency and parity between federal agencies and the general public. After months of negotiations and discussions, the Office of Ma...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget The best portable 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.If you can't install a dishwasher, get the Da...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget LG's V20 smartphone may be as modular as the G5
Just a few days ago, LG revealed that it will introduce its first Android Nougat phone in San Francisco on September 6th. The V20 is said to come with similar dual-screen, dual-selfie camera features ...
12:20 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget RIP Basis Peak: The best wearable you've never heard of
If you don't already own a Basis Peak, then you'll probably never get the opportunity to see one up close and personal. The wearable has barely registered in market share metrics, but has su...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Google Inbox finally lets you attach files from Drive
It's been almost two years since Google launched Inbox, its vision for a smarter way to keep your email under control. The company has added plenty of features since launch, but there are still a...
11:50 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget 'Open banking' data will help Brits compare and switch accounts
Just as Ofcom is making it easy to switch broadband and mobile providers to inspire us to hunt for the best deals, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) wants us to be similarly proact...
11:45 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget How to hack a government
Last month members of the Turkish military experienced an attempted coup to oust president Recep Tayyip Erdoan. The overthrow attempt was quickly thwarted, but it might have succeeded if Chris Rock (t...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook finds a way around desktop ad blockers
Facebook has decided to fight back against ad blocking. In a blog post today, the company recognised that a growing number of users have installed desktop ad blockers to avoid advertising they conside...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a pair of HD6 speakers courtesy of Audioengine!
Yesterday was 808 Day, and even if we're a little bit late celebrating a classic drum machine, the bass must go on. Luckily, Audioengine has provided a pair of its flagship HD6 powered bookshelf ...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Chrome is nearly ready to talk to your Bluetooth devices
Don't look now, but your web browser is about to become aware of the devices around you. After months of testing, Google has switched on broader experimental support in Chrome and Chrome OS for ...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget NASA built an HDR camera to film rocket tests
We enjoy the hell out of static rockets tests, but NASA doesn't do them for the lulz -- they're the crucial last step before a new booster launches. To get better data, the space agency deve...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Starbucks starts selling Lyft gift cards next week
Lyft is teaming up with Starbucks to offer special $20 Lyft gift cards at participating stores across the nation....
10:00 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Starbucks starts selling Lyft gift cards today
Lyft is teaming up with Starbucks to offer special $20 Lyft gift cards at participating stores across the nation. Now, when you head into the coffee shop for a quick caffeine fix, you'll also be ...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Robot tattoo artist and healing coral reefs
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists were able to program soft materials to shift their shape on digital command, which is only a precursor to our biggest tech news of this episode: That an indu...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Everyone will be able to create Twitter Moments in a few months
Today Twitter announced that it was was opening Moments creation to more brands, media outlets, partners and individuals like activist DeRay Mckesson. That's great and all, but the real news is t...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Fender is working on guitar apps for beginners and pros alike
Mobile apps that help you keep your guitar in tune are nothing new, but now a big name in the instrument game is getting in on the action. Today Fender announced its Tune app for iOS, offering yet ano...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Google Maps for Android lets you save maps to an SD card
After testing it in a limited rollout, Google has officially unveiled "WiFi only" mode for Maps on Android. When enabled, it will keep the app in offline mode, blocking it from using expens...
07:33 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Netflix explains how and why it's switching to HTTPS streaming
Netflix has always used DRM to keep studios happy and make an effort to stop people from copying its video streams, but now it's added a new layer of protection. Last year the video streaming gia...
06:36 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget NASA publishes a thousand photos of Mars
NASA releasing high-res photos of the Martian surface is nothing unusual: the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRise camera has been capturing the planet on cam since 2005. This latest image dump, ...
05:55 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget One man is cycling the length of Britain in VR
Exercise bikes can be a little boring. Even with some music or mindless TV in the background, it's a mind-numbing workout. Pedalling, pedalling, pedalling. Not for Aaron Puzey. The Brit has devel...
05:42 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Vodafone scraps line rental charges for fibre broadband
Let's face it: signing up for an internet connection is a lot harder than it needs to be. Things like installation fees and additional monthly charges can often push the cost higher than original...
05:33 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Google will power Stanford's genomics service
Stanford aims to make genetic testing a normal part of patient care, and it's teaming up with Google to make that happen. The university's School of Medicine will launch Clinical Genomics Se...
04:10 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Australia will track online money laundering and cyber fraud
Australia outlined its cyber security strategy earlier this year and now we have a better idea of what it entails. In an effort to figure out where funding for cyberterrorism comes from, the country h...
02:30 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Self-destructing battery dissolves in water within 30 minutes
If spy agencies want to make self-destructing gadgets that leave no trace, their every component should be able to go kaput, including their batteries. Various research teams have been trying develop ...
12:30 am -04 - Tue, August 9, 2016
Engadget Researchers discover advanced cyber-espionage malware
Both Kaspersky and Symantec have unearthed a new type of malware so advanced, they believe it could have links to a country's intelligence agency. They're calling it "Remsec," &quo...
10:48 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Oracle data breach opened credit card payment systems to attack
Data thieves don't always have to go straight to the source to swipe payment details... sometimes, they can take a roundabout route. Oracle has confirmed to security guru Brian Krebs that hacker...
09:11 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget AT&T, Verizon sued for giving businesses discounts on 911 fees
Calling 911 is one of those things you just expect to work regardless of the circumstances. A new lawsuit alleges that mobile carriers including AT&amp;T and Engadget parent company Verizon are sh...
08:12 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'No Man's Sky,' Olympics, 'The Get Down'
Live streaming or tape-delayed to prime time, we're watching the Summer Olympics, but there's a lot more to check out this week than just the action in Rio. The highly-anticipated game No Ma...
07:16 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' update warns you not to catch and drive
You probably know that it's unwise to play Pok&eacute;mon Go while you're behind the wheel, but Niantic and The Pok&eacute;mon Company aren't taking any chances. They're tr...
06:55 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Internet Archive adds 10,000 Amiga games and applications
With zero fanfare, the Internet Archive uploaded a new collection of software last week from the Amiga, a mid-80s personal computer famous for its impressive-for-the-time game graphics. The new collec...
06:24 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget FCC hopes to speed up 5G rollouts by cutting red tape
The FCC really, really wants to get the ball rolling on 5G mobile networks, and it's willing to make an end run around some of the usual bureaucracy to make that happen. The Commission's Wi...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm chip security holes affect most Android phones
If you own vaguely recent Android smartphone, there's a good chance that at least one of Qualcomm's many chips powers it... and if so, you might be at risk. Check Point has revealed four vu...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Twitch is cracking down on 'Pokmon Go' cheaters
While livestreaming can be a boon for game developers, Twitch has made it clear the company has zero tolerance for players who flagrantly violate any game's terms of service. For players streamin...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget We still don't know why 'alien megastructure' star is dimming
Astronomers' favorite mysterious stellar object, which may or may not be surrounded by an "alien megastructure", remains unexplained. A reason for the flickering light emitted by the st...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget AI hackers will make the world a safer place -- hopefully
The spotlights whirl in circles and transition from blue to purple to red and back to blue again. Basking in the glow is a stage constructed to resemble something out of a prime-time singing competiti...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Day-one patches are the new normal
No Man's Sky will receive a massive day-one patch that adds a ton of new content and gameplay elements to an already humongous game. This would be just fine, except a few retailers across the nat...
03:40 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Massive 'No Man's Sky' day one patch is live a day early
No Man's Sky's substantial first-day patch is available now for the PlayStation 4, a day earlier than the game's August 9th release date. The patch's file size is 824MB, which isn&...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Explore 'Quadrilateral Cowboy' even further with its source code
The team behind Quadrilateral Cowboy is giving a little something back to the community. Blendo Games has released the game's entire source code for players and other studios to explore and exami...
02:49 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Starting today, it will be a lot harder to vape if you're under 18
In May, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced plans to regulate e-cigarettes like it does regular tobacco products. Today, those changes go into effect. First, the new regulations make it i...
02:24 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Wilson's smart football hits stores next month for $200
Back in February, only a few months after Wilson introduced its smart basketball, the company followed that with a similar product for football players. Up until now, however, Wilson hadn't share...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget 'Harold Halibut' brings back stop-motion video games
Remember the days when games were willing to experiment with stop motion characters and real-world backdrops, like Mortal Kombat or The Neverhood? They're back. Slow Bros. is working on Harold Ha...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Roland buys majority stake in headphone maker V-Moda
In case you hadn't heard, today is 808 Day. To properly celebrate the occasion, audio gear maker Roland is padding its gadget lineup. Headphone company V-Moda announced today that it had sold a m...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Big-I is a smart home robot that will stalk your family
Siri, Alexa and Cortana are helpful around the house, but can their respective tech follow you around the house like something out of a science fiction movie? Big-I, the personal robot, can do just th...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Lyft app now supports multi-stop routes
Next time you share a Lyft with a friend or have to use the service to run errands, you don't need to manually adjust your destination anymore. The ridesharing app now supports multi-stop routes ...
12:56 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget AT&T ordered to pay $7.75 million for bogus directory assistance tools
US telecom providers have a pretty bad rap, and today we're finding out that some AT&amp;T customers ended up paying money they shouldn't have thanks to some scammers. The FCC just relea...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Watching Olympics coverage in VR is fun, but TV is still better
Many people complained about the tape delay and excessive ads for NBC's Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony coverage, but there was another option. If you had a Samsung Gear VR headset and were wi...
12:14 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' update brings grappling hooks and giant boots
Psyonix still isn't done finding ways to inject new life into Rocket League more than a year after it first hit the scene. It's introducing a Rumble mode that adds some welcome chaos to the ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget The best tech for students who like to party
That's all students, right? Right? While not everyone will be headed to toga parties on frat row (we applaud your decision there), all of you are going to need some gear to keep you amused when c...
11:38 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Adidas Creator Studio lets you design kits for soccer teams
Ever wish you could have a hand in creating team kits for your favorite soccer (read: football) team? Adidas wants to make that possible with its upcoming Creator Studio project....
11:21 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget NBC will produce original content for Snapchat
If Snapchat's feeling an existential crisis (what with Instagram ripping off its product and all) then it's not showing it. The company has sealed a deal with NBCUniversal that'll see t...
11:03 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget The next MacBook Pro may have a fingerprint-reading power button
That widely rumored MacBook Pro update may have more than just an OLED touch strip to draw you in. A 9to5Mac source (who has reportedly supplied "reliable" info in the past) claims that Appl...
10:41 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Mars' veins were created by vanishing ancient lakes
Scientists just produced stronger evidence that Mars once had water lakes that might have nurtured life. After combing over Curiosity rover data, the researchers determined that veins in places like t...
10:22 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Hulu is ending the free version of its streaming service
Hulu is eliminating the ad-supported free streaming service it has offered over nearly a decade....
10:02 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Woody Allen's Amazon series arrives September 30th
Amazon's had its day on stage at the Television Critics' Association press tour, and this fall will be a big one for the streaming video firm. It's revealed that a raft of shows will de...
09:39 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Walmart buys Jet.com to better fight Amazon
Walmart has officially acquired Jet.com for $3 billion, a purchase that will significantly enhance its online retail presence. The US retailer didn't pitch it as such, but the deal -- leaked on F...
09:33 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Ofcom is happy with how much live football is shown on TV
Almost two years after it waded into the debate about an apparent lack of live football on TV, UK communications regulator Ofcom has decided it's time to tap out. The watchdog announced today tha...
09:18 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Venus may have supported life before Earth
Venus is a hellhole. Despite being much closer to Earth than Mars, its climate is off-the-charts insane: Average temperatures of 864 degrees F, crushing barometric pressure, and did I mention the volc...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget On-demand drone insurance launches in the US
Drone accidents can be even more expensive than the drones themselves. However, giving your robotic flyer full insurance coverage might be overkill when you may only fly in short bursts every now and...
08:03 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Nigerian email scammer stung by his own malware
With more and more internet users now wise to email scams, scammers are utilizing increasingly advanced techniques to stay one step ahead of their targets. A pair of researchers recently stumbled on a...
06:50 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: iPhone 7 gets new home button, drops headphone port
Another report has suggested that Apple is taking a different tack with this year's iPhone. Bloomberg reporter and renowned Apple scooper Mark Gurman has published a story claiming that the new h...
06:20 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Delta computer system meltdown puts all flights on hold
After a strange succession of software bugs and glitches delayed and grounded flights across several airlines last year, you'd think system resilience would be top-notch by now. Delta Airlines, h...
06:01 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Analyst claims Apple Watch 2 due later this year
Across the land, armchair speculators are all talking about one thing: if we'll get a new Apple Watch this year, and what features it'll get. But Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities, ...
04:09 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget ESA plans to study the wind by shooting lasers from space
The European Space Agency plans to send two potent Aladin lasers into space next year, both aimed at studying the wind. It's part of the ESA's Living Planet program aimed at better understan...
02:28 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Nissan may stop making its own electric car batteries
Nissan has long made its own electric car batteries thanks to Automotive Energy Supply, its team-up with NEC, but it appears to be having second thoughts. Sources speaking to both Nikkei and Reuters u...
12:50 am -04 - Mon, August 8, 2016
Engadget Orkut creator intros a social network based on your obsessions
Google might have axed Orkut a couple of years ago, but the social network's spirit is living on. Its namesake Orkut B&uuml;y&uuml;kk&ouml;kten has launched Hello, a follow-up social...
11:03 pm -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget Skully ends its dreams of making augmented reality helmets
If you thought that Skully's plan to crowdfund an augmented reality motorcycle helmet was overly ambitious... unfortunately, you were right. After years of delays and several weeks of grave fina...
09:37 pm -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget FTC vows to crack down on sponsored internet posts
The FTC's settlement with Warner Bros. over poor disclosure in sponsored internet posts was just the beginning. The Commission tells Bloomberg that the government is planning a crackdown on paid ...
08:04 pm -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget This popular Japanese snack can teach you how to code
Glico, that Japanese company that makes a bunch of popular snacks like Pocky, has created what's probably the most delicious way to learn basic coding. It has launched a new app called Glicode, w...
06:35 pm -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget Amazon will stream show pilots on Twitch for 24 hours
Amazon is no stranger to showing you series pilots to gauge your interest, but it's trying a different strategy this year. The internet retailer will stream its version of The Tick and two other...
05:03 pm -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget Large Hadron Collider's new 'particle' was just a fluke
Sorry, folks: CERN didn't mean to get your hopes up. Researchers have determined that Large Hadron Collider data suggesting a possible new particle was really just a "statistical fluctuatio...
03:31 pm -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget GoPro's Hero5 camera could pack GPS
GoPro most definitely has a future planned beyond drones and virtual reality rigs. Both an FCC filing and an apparent video leak suggest that the upcoming Hero5 action camera will give you a couple of...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' day one patch changes large parts of the game
Many gamers are all too familiar with day one patches that fix bugs or add features that didn't quite make it in time for certification or shipping. However, the first-day No Man's Sky patch...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Hackbotz, part 1
With the return of BattleBots and Robot Wars, The Ben Heck Show team produce a real-life Nintendo Mario Kart battle arena with robot kits. In this first of a three-part series, the robots are assemble...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Sentimental Sunday
It was a top notch week in terms of longing for the simpler times of yesteryear. The action was capped off with a ringing endorsement from none other than Clint Eastwood himself. But while that angry ...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget A bus suspended over the ground, and more in the week that was
So far Tesla has launched a sexy sportscar, a luxe sedan, a powerful SUV, and an affordable electric car. What's next? Think bigger. According to Elon Musk, the company is set to unveil an electr...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' welcomes trainers in 15 more countries
Apparently, Pok&eacute;mon Go's launch in Japan signified a wider release in the region. Niantic's hit app is now officially out in 15 more countries in Asia and Oceania, specifically Br...
02:19 am -04 - Sun, August 7, 2016
Engadget IBM's Watson AI saved a woman from leukemia
IBM's Watson has done everything from winning at Jeopardy to cooking exotic meals, but it appears to have accomplished its greatest feat yet: saving a life. University of Tokyo doctors report tha...
11:49 pm -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget Fan-made 'No Man's Sky' app catalogs your interstellar journey
The galaxy-faring sci-fi fest No Man's Sky isn't out until next week but one enterprising fan has already made parts of the game perhaps a little less daunting. Reddit user Aleator83's ...
10:10 pm -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget Iran bans 'Pokmon Go' over security jitters
A number of governments are already nervous about the security implications of Pok&eacute;mon Go, but Iran is taking that fear one step further: it just became the first country to ban the critter...
08:33 pm -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry releases its Hub apps on Android
Even if Kim K ends up ditching BlackBerry, she could still replicate part of the BB experience with an Android phone. The Canadian phonemaker has released its Hub+ suite of applications on Google Play...
07:02 pm -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget US reportedly elevates the role of Cyber Command
Now that the US treats cyberwarfare as a staple of its combat operations, it's ready to raise the prominence of its internet warriors. Reuters sources say that the Obama administration is planni...
05:28 pm -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget The first website went public 25 years ago
The internet just marked another major milestone. The first website, Tim Berners-Lee's description of the World Wide Web project, went public 25 years ago on August 6th, 1991. The launch was un...
03:59 pm -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget Android's social watch face closes down in September
With the looming update to Android Wear 2.0, legacy apps (and devices) are going the way of the buffalo. In this case, it's the Together watch face that included one-to-one communications like do...
02:31 pm -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget Cruise the airport on top of a piece of motorized luggage
I've never driven a car. I've also never ridden a scooter, a moped, a Segway or even one of those stupid "hoverboard" things with the combustible batteries. But I do travel a lot, ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: President Obama, Commander in Nerdiness
Obama to leavethe White Housea nerdier placethan he found itGardiner Harris,The New York TimesPresident Obama has accomplished a lot of things during his eight years in office. One of the causes he�...
12:12 pm -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget ESPN streams its first drone racing event at 1PM ET
Just when we were getting used to ESPN and eSports coverage, the worldwide leader in sports is adding another new event to its slate: drone racing. It's not on the broadcast channels yet, but tod...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget Six Tesla inventions that aren't electric cars
By Cat DiStasioTesla is well known for its electric cars, but you might be surprised to learn about all the other stuff the company makes. At some point in time, each of the amazing things Tesla is do...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Area man gets robo-legs and scientists invent brain dust
Today on In Case You Missed It: Ohio resident Lee Raisor lost all four of his limbs in an industrial accident 30 years ago but today is the proud new owner of a pair of robot legs. Just look at him go...
07:22 am -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget Homido's V2 headset shows mobile VR doesn't have to be basic
Virtual Reality's main players might be household names (or owned by them), but scratch under the surface, and there's a bustling bevy of lesser-known names jostling for your attention. Usua...
02:37 am -04 - Sat, August 6, 2016
Engadget Apple buys a Seattle-based AI startup for $200 million
Apple has snapped up a Seattle-based startup called Turi that specializes in machine learning, likely in an effort to boost its products' AI capabilities. Ever the secretive corporation, Cupertin...
11:51 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Hackers arrested after stealing more than 30 Jeeps in Texas
This article has been updated with comments from FCA.It seems the news regarding vehicle hacking continues to get worse, especially when it comes to products from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Last year,...
09:18 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Chris Urmson leaves Google's self-driving car project
After seven and a half years working on self-driving car tech for Google/Alphabet, Chris Urmson announced his departure from the team in a blog post tonight. He took over as director after Google X fo...
08:58 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Torrentz.eu quietly shuts down its torrent search engine
Popular Poland-based torrent meta-search site Torrentz.eu has removed its key functionality, effectively shutting down a major portal for finding pirated material on the web. According to a message on...
08:16 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Disney Channel to release 12 original short films online
In an effort to better engage with young audiences, Disney Channel is set to release 12 short-form movies online. The original content is part of a new collection called "Free Period," which...
07:28 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget FDA approves using genetically-modified mosquitos to fight Zika
The Zika virus and related illness outbreak has been top-of-mind as of late -- in the US, that's particularly true in parts of Florida where the virus has spread. It looks like there may be a rat...
06:44 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Researcher-created Twitter bot phishes two out of three users
Phishing, the malevolent hacker technique of getting hapless folks to click malevolent links, just got a powerful new weapon. Black Hat researchers have created a Twitter bot that reads your tweets an...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Microsoft has two big Windows 10 updates slated for 2017
While announcing the gradual rollout of its Anniversary update for Windows 10, Microsoft confirmed that there would be two feature updates coming in 2017. This means moving to a twice-a-year schedule ...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Target starts selling Kindles again after a four-year break
Years ago, visiting a Target was one of the best ways to check out Amazon's Kindle products in person before plunking down your hard-earned cash. But in 2012, Target stopped selling Kindles both ...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget One month after going free, 'Evolve' averages 15,000 players
Pick a random moment in June and you'd likely find about 100 people playing Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve on Steam. That's not a lot of players in general, but this number is especially s...
04:50 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Squad goals
Happy Friday everyone! This week has pretty much zoomed by, so let's dive right in: Tomorrow, I'll be the guest host on ICYMI so look for my mug to show up on the Engadget home page. A heart...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Six Flags adds a gaming twist to its VR roller coasters
Six Flags first announced that it was teaming up with Samsung to outfit roller coaster riders with Gear VR headsets back in the spring. The theme park company is taking its virtual reality project to ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Where the would-be vice presidents stand on cybersecurity
Aside from sound bites on Russia and hacking, where Clinton and Trump stand on cybersecurity issues is generally unclear. In fact, they've devoted little time to this crucial and urgent subject. ...
03:37 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Bahrain imposes 'internet curfew' near protests, activists say
The Bahrain government has shut down 3G and 4G services in the village of Duraz every night for the past month, according to advocacy group Bahrain Watch. Activists found that each night between 7PM a...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget SoftBank: Japan's most interesting tech company
Japan and technology are often mentioned in the same breath. Bullet trains, robots, only-in-Japan phones that'll never leave the island, digital pop-idols and so on. Tech legends like Sony, Ninte...
02:50 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Google wants to standardize Android password managers
Security is more important than ever, but people still don't love typing passwords into phones. As such, Google is teaming with Dashlane and other password managers on the "Open YOLO" (...
02:24 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Mercedes will reportedly challenge Tesla with four new EVs (confirmed)
Executives from Mercedes-Benz haven't been coy about the company's EV plans -- it wants to go head-to-head with Tesla. As part of this strategy, Bloomberg reports that Mercedes is getting re...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget 'Jason Bourne' is embarrassingly dumb about tech
Jason Bourne, the latest film featuring Matt Damon's amnesiac assassin, isn't just a bad movie -- it's woefully ignorant about almost every aspect of technology. And that's a big p...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Amazon makes it easier to build audio adventure games for the Echo
If you grew up in the early age of computing, you likely encountered text-based adventure games. That ancient form of gaming got a new lease on life thanks to the Amazon Echo -- you can play some audi...
01:18 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Google tag-teams with Facebook on eco-friendly servers
Google recently friended arch-rival Facebook's Open Compute Project (OCP) to help it with power-sucking data centers, and that relationship is already paying off. Google revealed its first contri...
12:53 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Twitter wants you to DM brands about your problems
Ever since brands started proliferating on Twitter, angry users have been shouting at them when they have problems. Naturally, brands have long Twitter accounts dedicated to supporting users with prob...
12:27 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget The best Bluetooth tracker
By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.Bluetooth trackers are small gadgets you attach to important i...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget HTC's Viveport is an app store for VR experiences
In a bid to highlight immersive virtual reality experiences outside of games, HTC has announced Viveport, a new app store for its Vive headset. While Steam will remain the place to go for Vive VR game...
11:44 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Watch the first gameplay from Bethesda's 'Prey' reboot
Following its reveal at E3, Bethesda has shown the first gameplay footage from Prey. The new reboot is a divisive one, as it appears to abandon the character and spiritual powers that defined the orig...
11:23 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget LinkedIn debuts 'influencer' videos for interview tips and more
Video has become a big part of the business strategy for social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. Now, LinkedIn is following a similar path by letting certain people share original videos on i...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Facebook starts testing live photo and video filters
Facebook has launched a new, experimental feature for its mobile apps that adds Snapchat-esque live filters over the videos and photos you take. Before you get too excited, though, you should know two...
10:45 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget HP Chromebook 13 review: a great laptop that doesn't come cheap
Just over a year ago, you basically had two options for buying a Chromebook: Spend $999 on Google's excellent but overpriced Pixel or buy an inexpensive laptop that was inevitably compromised in ...
10:21 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Google sneaks Olympic-themed minigames into its mobile app
The 2016 Rio Olympics officially kicks off today with the opening ceremony, and Google's already got the fever. In addition to peppering search results with easy-access schedules, stats, highligh...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Ting made its pay-for-what-you-use data rates cheaper yet
Folks looking to save a few bucks on their cellphone bill might want to take a look at Ting. It's an alternative to the likes of pre-paid offerings from the big carriers and the company's ap...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: 10-minute cold brew, robospiders and flaming neck shots
Today on In Case You Missed It: A lightning-fast crowdfunded cold brew coffee machine called the Prisma is currently campaigning on IndieGogo. Plus, a pair of spider-bots weave webs of high-strength c...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Apple's Store app knows what you want and when it's in stock
Apple's Store app (not to be confused with Apple's App Store) that provides info about its bricks-and-mortar retail locations adds a few decent features today, including knowing when your or...
08:15 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Spotify's Release Radar is Discover Weekly for new music
Discover Weekly is one of Spotify's best and most unique features, serving up a personalized playlist full of artists you probably haven't listened to before. But what happens toward the end...
07:31 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget High school in Japan to offer drone and robotics course
In the latest installment of 'Japan is too cool and I wish I grew up there,' one private high school has announced a new course dedicated to drones and robotics. While the specifics are a li...
06:40 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' now has over 15 million players
It's safe to say that Blizzard Entertainment's foray into first-person shooters has been a successful one. After surpassing 7 million players in just over a week, Overwatch has seen that num...
05:27 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Nissan made a working prototype of its BladeGlider EV hotrod
Nissan is getting serious again about its futuristic BladeGlider EV. The delta-shaped, single-front-seater (with two rear seats) was first introduced in 2013, but after saying it might sell the car, t...
04:11 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget NASA celebrates Curiosity's fourth year on Mars with a game
The glitch that shut down Curiosity in July was thankfully a temporary issue, else NASA would have mourned its loss rather than celebrating the rover's fourth year on Mars by releasing a game. It...
03:04 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget NIH might start funding human-animal chimera studies
The NIH could start funding experiments that inject human stem cells in animal embryos to create hybrids called "chimeras." It issued a blanked ban on chimera research last year, but it look...
01:56 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Amazon launches 'Prime Air' with a cargo plane, not a drone
The first time we heard about Prime Air it was emblazoned on drones Jeff Bezos showed off for 60 Minutes in 2013. Now Amazon is revealing the logo on a flying machine that operates on a much larger sc...
12:54 am -04 - Fri, August 5, 2016
Engadget Beat the world at 'Forza' and drive away with a Ford Focus RS
Your skills at driving supercars around on Forza's meticulously detailed racetracks could net you a real ride. The top prize in the first-ever Forza Racing Championship is a 2017 Ford Focus RS --...
11:57 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Disney launches its own family-friendly messaging app
Although there's already a crowded field of messaging apps out there, Disney has just announced its own contribution: Disney Mix, which aims to stand out from the pack by being safest, most famil...
11:19 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' dev says it needed to block scrapers to expand
Niantic Labs is still facing backlash from some players over blocking many third-party Pok&eacute;mon Go services, but insists that the moves are necessary. In a blog post it provided a graph (wit...
10:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget X-ray technique unveils mystery second figure in Degas painting
Painted around 1876, Edgar Degas' Portrait of a Woman seemed just that -- an otherwise ordinary female depiction in the artist's moody style. But as it aged in the 1920s, people started noti...
10:07 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Olympic Committee bans press from releasing GIFs
The Olympics is a GIF gold mine, thanks to athletes' superhuman feats of strength, agility and speed, all the crazy fans and the hilarious moments in between. This year, though, the International...
09:27 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Apple announces $200,000 bug bounty program
Unlike many of the other major tech companies, Apple has never had a formal bug bounty program or corporate policy for welcoming outsiders who poke holes in their security features. However, as TechCr...
08:05 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Valve is open-sourcing HTC Vive's room-scale tracking tech
Much like Valve open-sourced its Steam controller gamepad, it's doing the same for the Vive VR headset's stand-out feature. The company has recently opened up SteamVR's room-scale 3D tr...
08:05 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Valve is letting third-party peripherals use HTC Vive's tracker
Much like Valve open-sourced its Steam controller gamepad, it's doing something similar for the Vive VR headset's stand-out feature. The company has recently opened up SteamVR's room-sc...
08:05 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Valve is letting third-party peripherals use HTC Vive's tracker (updated)
Much like Valve open-sourced its Steam controller gamepad, it's doing something similar for the Vive VR headset's stand-out feature. The company has recently opened up SteamVR's room-sc...
07:29 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $250 on an LG OLED TV
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadge...
06:55 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget US Copyright office doesn't want the FCC to unlock cable boxes
Raise your hand if you hate paying your cable provider a monthly fee to "rent" their mediocre cable boxes month after month. The FCC has been investigating potential ways to change up this p...
06:25 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Microsoft just changed its toy gun emoji to a real pistol
Looks like Microsoft and Apple may not be on the same page about firearm emojis afterall. Right after Apple changed its gun emoji to a water pistol in iOS 10, Microsoft replaced its toy pistol emoji w...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Cult classic 'Indigo Prophecy' gets a new PS4 release date
Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream has announced that one of its earlier pseudo-cinematic games, Indigo Prophecy, will be released for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store on ...
05:11 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Latest Apple TV rumor points to a TV guide for video apps
At the WWDC 2016 event, Apple revealed a number of improvements on the way for the Apple TV, including a new feature called single sign-on. That would let cable TV subscribers log in once, and immedia...
04:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget 'Brand New Subway' game lets you redesign NYC transportation
Despite the robustness of New York City's famous subway system, every rider will lose their patience at some point or another. High fares! Inconveniently distant stops! Irregular schedules! Good ...
04:18 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am join Apple's reality TV show
Planet of the Apps, Apple's first leap into the TV content pool just snagged a couple of big names. The show, which will follow an unscripted reality TV format, is set to feature famous lady Gwyn...
03:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget FCC program that gives tech to deaf, blind Americans is permanent
The FCC's iCanConnect program, which provides communication equipment to low-income deaf and blind Americans, is now permanent after four years in pilot form. Known formally as the National Deaf-...
03:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Netflix picks 'Stranger Things' scene for first 360-degree video
Netflix has shown an interest in creating virtual reality content, from releasing a dedicated VR app that creates a screen inside a virtual environment, to experimenting with a virtual video store. No...
03:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget The next Google Maps update could show how bad the parking is
Google's next iteration of its popular Maps app looks to be adding a whole bunch of new functions, if the recently released 9.34 beta is any indication. The big news is that the update could incl...
02:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Calvin Klein thinks Apple was paid fairly in Samsung patent case
The exhausting brawl between Apple and Samsung over patents simply refuses to die the horrible, gruesome death it deserves. Samsung is the more bloodied, you may recall, having paid Apple a $548 milli...
02:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget LG unveils the first Android Nougat phone on September 6th
Earlier this month, LG announced its quirky V20 smartphone would be the first to ship with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, beating the upcoming Nexus refreshes to the nougat-y punch. N...
01:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Beloved indie game 'To the Moon' heads to iOS, Android in HD
To the Moon is a heartwarming RPG that landed on PC in 2011 and quickly found success, garnering multiple accolades including a nomination at the 2012 Independent Games Festival. In 2017, mobile playe...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Facebook is ramping up its fight against clickbait
Two years ago, Facebook began its fight against clickbait in its news feed. It down ranked articles based on how quickly you gave up on them after you clicked through, and also prioritized pieces with...
12:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Listen to the full 'No Man's Sky' soundtrack on YouTube
No Man's Sky is just a few days away. If you're itching to explore its vast and colorful galaxy, there's an easy way to whet your appetite: by listening to its stellar soundtrack. 65day...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget 'Prey for the Gods' is a modern 'Shadow of the Colossus'
It's strange that Shadow of the Colossus, a game so well-received on the PlayStation 2, has had so few imitators. The beautiful art style, spectacular battles and surprising story (I won't s...
11:50 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Google's iOS GIF keyboard now supports more languages
GBoard, Google's kooky iOS keyboard that lets you push GIFs and emoji to your friends is getting a multilingual update. Starting today, the service will now work in French, German, Italian and Sp...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Tesla Model X: The official SUV of the future
My eyeballs feel weird. It's the fault of Tesla's Ludicrous mode. With the feature enabled the Model X P90D is the world's fastest SUV -- launching from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds. Sure ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Axon 7 smartphone courtesy of ZTE!
It's getting easier to find high-quality phones at affordable prices these days and this week's giveaway offers one of the latest in that category. ZTE's Axon 7 smartphone just launched...
10:31 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget The Roomba 960 is iRobot's cheaper app-driven robot vacuum
The $900 WiFi-connected Roomba 980 is pretty exorbitant for many folks, nice as it is, so Robot has launched the $700 Roomba 960. The new model has a less powerful motor and battery, but retains the W...
09:51 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Strava's safety 'Beacon' shows friends where you're training
Strava has added a safety feature to its running and cycling app that we're surprised isn't more common. "Beacon" lets up to three friends see exactly where you're biking or r...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: One Pen to rule all and video you can manipulate
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab formulated a way to interact with existing videos, so they can prod and move objects within...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Disney 16-bit classics including 'Aladdin' coming to GOG.com
Nothing says '90s gaming like the Sega Genesis and 16-bit Disney classics like Aladdin. You can bathe in that nostalgia again thanks to GOG.com and Disney's re-release of Aladdin, The Lion K...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Yuneec's SkyView drone goggles double as a private home theater
The world of "first person view" (FPV) flying -- where pilots don video specs to see what the drone sees -- isn't new, but consumer-friendly headsets like Yuneec's SkyView goggles ...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget The sun finally sets on China's lunar rover
China's Jade Rover has led a pretty interesting life even by the standards of most devices sent to examine another celestial body. It began its tour of duty on the moon back in 2013, died and was...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Nucleus is an Alexa-enabled touchscreen intercom
Most people have smartphones and tablets (sometimes, in multiples) these days and don't actually need an intercom. But if you're looking for one and want something more feature-packed than y...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Intel scientist teases depth-sensing 'horn' for HTC Vive
Intel scientist Dimitri Diakopoulos revealed a sneak peek of an interesting depth sensing camera that attaches to HTC's Vive headset. "I felt that VR needed a solid unicorn peripheral with s...
05:50 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Google app for kids makes it fun to explore the Himalayas
Zooming around part of the Himalayas (and its tallest peak) on Google Street View might already be fun for a lot of people, but you'll have to amp up the fun factor if you want grab kids' at...
04:19 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget University of Miami's sports VR app goes behind the scenes
The Olympics aren't the only sports-in-VR news this week -- college athletics will take the (virtual) field too. In conjunction with the University of Miami, EON Sports VR is starting a VR channe...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget BBC to show the Olympics live in 360-degree video
Watching the Olympics on TV? That's so 2012, apparently. The BBC is launching an "experimental" service on Friday that will broadcast the action in 360-degree video instead. It's n...
02:51 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Dust-sized wireless sensors could control prosthetics someday
See that minuscule component in the image above? That's a wireless sensor, and someday, doctors could slip it into our bodies to monitor our organs like a microscopic Fitbit or even to give quadr...
01:26 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget Pepper the robot is ready to greet the great American public
Pepper's resume is already packed with an impressive list of multinationals in both Japan and Asia, but now the robot is ready to meet and greet in English, specifically in San Francisco, where i...
12:32 am -04 - Thu, August 4, 2016
Engadget NASA maps the thawed parts of the Greenland ice sheet
NASA has created the first map of the bottom of the Greenland ice sheet, showing which parts have begun thawing and which remain frozen as ever. This is the first time what's underneath the surfa...
11:42 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget IBM researcher builds a phase-change capable artificial neuron
Computers have long been compared to artificial brains, but now IBM has followed the comparison and built a working artificial neuron. The tech giant's research center in Zurich created 500 of th...
10:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget World's largest game expo tightens security following violence
Germany has been hit by a string of mass violence as of late, and the effect of those tragedies is about to spill over to the gaming community. The organizers behind Gamescom, the world's larges...
09:52 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget New York governor legalizes daily fantasy sports
Daily fantasy sports leagues have seen serious ups and downs in the last few months as regulatory agencies grapple with whether risking money on their services constitutes gambling. New York state ban...
09:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Wal-Mart is interested in acquiring discount retailer Jet.com
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is currently in talks to purchase online retailer Jet.com, if reports are to be believed. ...
08:17 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Tesla ramps up production to meet aggressive delivery goals
In Tesla's second quarter earnings release (PDF), the company announced it had completed the design phase on the long-awaited Model 3 while also missing the mark on delivery numbers for current p...
07:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' battery saver mode will return to iOS soon
Day by day Niantic Labs keeps tweaking its incredibly popular game, and now Pok&eacute;mon Go is rolling out to players across Central and South America. No matter where you're trying to catc...
06:42 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Dish and Sling TV cut a deal for NFL Network streams
That didn't last long. On the heels of Dish Network deal with the NFL expiring, the company has announced that Sling TV (owned by Dish, of course) will have the NFL Network and NFL RedZone availa...
06:04 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Exploit can attack secure websites through ads
Some web-based exploits are more dangerous than others... and unfortunately, this is one of the nasty ones. Security researchers at KU Leuven have discovered an attack technique, HEIST (HTTP Encrypte...
05:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Pioneer's new turntable digitizes your vinyl collection for $350
Sony's PS-HX500 turntable caught our eye at CES for its ability to catalog a vinyl collection as high-res digital files. It's a steep investment at $600, but now Pioneer DJ has a more afford...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Apple Music for Android is officially out of beta
For the past 10 months, Apple Music's Android version has been sitting in Beta. That changes with the 1.0 update that just hit the Google Play Store today. While the latest version fixes some big...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Acclaimed platformer 'Inside' is coming to PlayStation 4
Limbo developer Playdead has revealed it will be releasing its latest acclaimed platformer, Inside, for PlayStation 4 on August 23rd. The date was announced via a new trailer which shows the game'...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget 1Password now offers an individual subscription service
If you need a little help organizing and keeping your passwords safe, you might consider using 1Password, which has introduced a new individual subscription service. What's more, if you go ahead ...
04:51 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Sony's original series 'Powers' won't return for season three
Although it lasted two seasons, Sony's original superhero crime drama Powers unfortunately won't be returning for a third. According to series creator and comic book author Brian Michael Ben...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget You can now pay your Comcast bill at thousands of 7-Elevens
For those who prefer to pay their cable or internet bills in cold, hard cash, Comcast's new partnership with PayNearMe will allow you to do just that at some 7,700 7-Elevens. Finally, customers c...
04:11 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Apple fixes its gender pay gap, makes small diversity gains
Gender and ethnic diversity remain one of the tech industry's biggest problems, but this year more big companies are actually shaping up. In its latest Diversity Report, Apple announced today tha...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 costs at least $850 in the US
Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 have started in the US, and it's clear that you'll be paying a pretty penny for Samsung's pen-toting flagship phone. The best deals among major carrier...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Basis recalls Peak smartwatch for burn risk from overheating
Back in June, Basis stopped sales of its fitness-focused Peak smartwatch following reports that the wearable was overheating. Today, the company issued a recall for the device, citing the risk of burn...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget New York bill would ban 'Pokmon Go' stops near sex offenders
New York state might not just ban sex offenders from playing games like Pok&eacute;mon Go -- it may eliminate the incentives for them to play, too. A group of senators have introduced a bill that...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Nike used 3D printing and Olympic sprinters to design its new track shoe
When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce competes in the women's 100m and 4x100m relay at the Olympics this month, she'll do so wearing what Nike claims is one of its most advanced track and field shoes...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Online sales of the OnePlus 3 will soon be paused across Europe
Starting August 9th, OnePlus will temporarily halt sales of the OnePlus 3 in select European countries as it is struggling to meet demands for the device....
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard is available in your local language
The iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard is arguably its main selling point, but it hasn't been much good if you aren't North American -- you've had to rely on a US English layout so far. Th...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Mt. Sinai's new AR tech overlays 3D models into surgeon's eyepiece
For the medical community, virtual and augmented reality offer the tantalizing opportunity to visualize hidden or blocked areas of the body. This year has seen some fascinating applications, from mapp...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Skype rolls out its suite of third-party app chatbots
Skype is the latest service to be joining in on the bot craze. After deploying a preview of Skype Bots back in April, the company is pushing a new series of chatbots out into the Skype Bot directory a...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Siri cheat sheet shows how you can talk to your iPhone
Sure, iOS will give you a quick hint as to what you can ask Siri, but there's a lot more the voice control system will recognize. How do you know whether or not your command will work? You don&...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget New MIT tech lets you mess with objects in pre-recorded video
Despite everything going on within the frame, videos are still a passive experience to observe. You can't reach in and mess with the objects you're watching &mdash; until now. An MIT res...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget YouTube's subscription service keeps your kids' videos ad-free
It's nice that a YouTube Red subscription gives you ad-free and offline viewing, but wouldn't those features be more useful for keeping your kids entertained on your next vacation? YouTube ...
12:22 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Facebook opens a giant hardware lab to build its future
Hardware will play a big role in Facebook's future between Oculus' VR headsets, internet drones and open source networking gear, and the social network wants to give that technology the best...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Paper, Dropbox's answer to Google Docs, now has apps for iOS and Android
It's been almost a year since Dropbox formally introduced Paper, its vision for a collaborative workplace regardless of whether you're a project manager, coder, designer or any other kind of...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget US grants its first clearance for a private flight to the Moon
If you're running a private American company that wants to send payloads to the Moon, who do you talk to in order to get the all-clear? Moon Express knows -- it just got the first-ever clearance ...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Snapchat's location-based 'geostickers' arrive in ten cities
You might have thought that Snapchat's Geofilters do a pretty good job of jazzing up your snaps when you're in an area blessed with them. Now, the company's rolling out new stickers you...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Sky and Amazon team up for Roman Empire drama 'Britannia'
There's no grand secret as to why Sky is the dominant pay-TV provider in the UK. The movie premieres, exclusive sports programming and biggest shows from major US cable networks are what subscrib...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget 'Chambara,' the split-screen samurai game born in a dorm
College dorms are a strange microcosm of adult life, offering close-quarters friendship, intellectual stimulation and the kind of freedom that comes with a prepaid meal card. Dorm life fosters in-pers...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Hulu will host all Turner networks on its new live service
Time Warner Inc. just made a big foray into streaming, buying a 10 percent chunk of Hulu for $583 million. With the investment, the media giant has joined rivals and Hulu founders Disney, Comcast and ...
10:19 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Xbox One S teardown reveals a simpler, speedier design
If you're a console gamer, you've probably been wondering: how did Microsoft manage to shrink the Xbox One S so much compared to its predecessor? And importantly, did it have to make any bi...
09:58 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Hackers steal $63.7 million from Bitcoin exchange
A Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange has suspended all transactions after hackers stole a significant sum of the cryptocurrency. Bloomberg is reporting that 119,756 BTC, currently valued at $63.7 millio...
09:39 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Google's so much closer to delivery by drone
Today on In Case You Missed It: Google's Project Wing is about to take off now that the US Government signed off on the company testing drone delivery within the country; perfect timing for Googl...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Tell ZTE what to build next
Looks like ZTE is getting around to keeping its promises. After teasing us at CES with plans to develop a crowdsourced mobile device, the Chinese electronics maker today opened up its Z-Community foru...
09:01 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Wall-riding robots spin carbon fiber hammocks
You can mock impractical architecture, but there's no denying it pushes design and technology in new directions. Case in point is a project from the University of Stuggart's Institute for Co...
09:01 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Wall-riding robots spin carbon fiber structures
You can mock impractical architecture, but there's no denying it pushes design and technology in new directions. Case in point is a project from the University of Stuggart's Institute for Co...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Artisto transforms your videos into moving paintings
Artisto is like Prisma, but for videos. You either take a fresh video or select one from your gallery, choose the 10-second section you want to use and wait for the app to transform it into a version ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Meeting strangers in the VR wilderness
I didn't expect to see anyone. Not in the woods. I blink a few times and widen my stance, swiveling my head back and forth to see if there are others. No, just the one. A bearded face floating in...
06:59 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Chrome for Android makes video smoother, less power-hungry
Google set the stage for the latest Chrome for Android update by revealing that a billion hours of video are now viewed per week on the browser, much of it on mobile. The Android team consequently foc...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Polar thinks there's room for another Android Wear smartwatch
It was inevitable that smartwatches would eventually consume "dumb" activity trackers like the Fuelband (RIP) and Fitbit. These days, almost any device that you can slap on your wrist offers...
03:53 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Prisma the 10-minute cold brew coffeemaker hits Indiegogo
Prisma, a machine that can make cold brew coffee in just under 10 minutes instead of 12 frickin' hours, is now on Indiegogo in a bid to raise $150,000. That means you can get one coffeemaker as a...
03:53 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Prisma's 10-minute cold brew coffeemaker hits Indiegogo
Prisma, a machine that can make cold brew coffee in just under 10 minutes instead of 12 frickin' hours, is now on Indiegogo in a bid to raise $150,000. That means you can get one coffeemaker as a...
03:40 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Facebook to stream first live match between Premier League teams
With more and more people heading to Facebook and Twitter to keep up with live events, the social networks are increasingly turning to sport to retain users. Twitter has already streamed Wimbledon cov...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Gogoro brings on-demand scooter rentals to Berlin
Taiwan-based electric scooter company Gogoro is expanding its reach and business model. Today it announced a partnership with Coup (a subsidiary of automotive-parts supplier Bosch) to bring 200 on-dem...
01:31 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Microsoft gives everyone a chance to buy a HoloLens
In the past, developers had to apply for a chance to buy Microsoft's augmented reality headset. Now, the tech titan has loosened up its requirements for purchase. You only have to meet three cond...
12:43 am -04 - Wed, August 3, 2016
Engadget Vevo will now feature the three biggest music labels' videos
Vevo has always had access to Sony Music's and Universal Music's videos -- it was, after all, a collaboration between the two companies. Now, thanks to a licensing deal it hashed out with th...
11:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Jeep hackers return to take over your steering wheel
Last year, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek made headlines by remotely hacking a Jeep, killing the transmission and applying the brakes while Wired reporter Andy Greenberg was beh...
10:14 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 update adds AdBlock support to the Edge browser
AdBlock and AdBlock Plus are no longer exclusive to Windows Insider Program participants. Microsoft's anniversary update for Windows 10 doesn't only come with Cortana voice commands (and man...
09:28 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget What happened at Samsung Unpacked 2016?
Wondering what all the fuss was about Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event earlier today? Let our Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco explain everything you need to know about the new Galaxy Note 7 and i...
08:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Wisconsin court deems sentencing algorithm constitutional
If you were hoping that Wisconsin would open up the sentencing algorithm it uses to help determine prison time, you're about to be disappointed. The state's Supreme Court has ruled that the ...
08:12 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Read the first 13 years of 'Nintendo Power' on Archive.org
Before the yawning information-spouting chasm of the Internet, there were two ways you could get information on video games: your dubiously-trustful buddies and trade magazines. Despite being a compan...
07:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget The NFL and Snapchat make their partnership official
While Snapchat has been courting sports fans and major leagues for some time now, the National Football League will be the first to announce an official, multi-year deal with the social media platform...
06:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget US Air Force says the F-35 is ready for combat
The F-35 Lightning II has faced more than a few technical problems and cost overruns in the 15 years since Lockheed Martin first won its production contract, but it's nearly done overcoming those...
06:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget China's elevated bus demoed with cars driving underneath
Six years ago, China came up with a super wacky idea: A large straddling bus that can let cars drive under it, which could be a cost-effective way to skip over congested traffic while carrying hundred...
06:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Iranian hackers compromise Telegram's secure messaging
Telegram prides itself on private messaging that lets activists escape government censorship and crackdowns, but it might have a crisis on its hands in Iran. Security researchers speaking to Reuters ...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget DNC executives leave following email hack
The fallout from the Democratic National Committee email hack (and the subsequent posting by Wikileaks) is extending well beyond the resignation of Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in July....
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Everything you need to know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 event
Sure, there might not have been many surprises going into Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch event, but you can't say the massive conglomerate can't put on a good show. For about an hour, w...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Airbnb hopes to redesign small towns
For Airbnb, it's not enough to try to shape city policies on home sharing -- it wants to shape the cities themselves. The service tells FastCo Design that it has created an innovation lab, Samar...
04:07 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Latest Firefox update will help stop your browser from crashing
If Microsoft's anniversary update and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch weren't already enough excitement for you in one day, then hold on tight. Mozilla's rolling out an update that ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget The best cheap coffee maker
By Thais Wilson-SolerThis 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 considering 17 cheap coffee makers an...
03:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Rithmio Edge tracks weightlifting sessions with Android Wear
We've seen a number of wearable devices that track your weightlifting sessions at the gym, but Rithmio has a new app that does so with a device you may already own. The Rithmio Edge app works wit...
03:18 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Windows 10's Anniversary Update arrives
After a few months of hype, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here... well, mostly. Microsoft has started rolling out the upgrade to desktop users, who'll automatically receive it stages with...
02:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Snapchat is developing scannable ads
Snapchat users could soon be scanning more than each other's snapcodes. The company is reportedly working on scannable ads that would unlock sponsored content within the app. Like QR codes before...
02:33 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget 23andMe data helps find genetic factors behind depression
Genetic samples from 23andMe users have contributed to scientific discoveries before, but never quite like this. Researchers have used gene samples from 307,354 23andMe customers to identify 32 genet...
02:14 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Google's speeding up mobile web search results for all sites
The time you spend waiting for mobile search results to load is about to drop drastically. Google announced on Tuesday that it is expanding the scope of its Accelerated Mobile Pages program to include...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget The best tech for students studying abroad
There's nothing quite as exciting or daunting as packing up your stuff and heading overseas for a semester. You'll have an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, a foreign languag...
01:46 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Twitter's Olympics coverage includes live Moments and Periscope
Much like Google, Twitter is going all-out to make itself a one-stop shop for summer Olympics coverage... and this year, there's a distinct focus on live action. The social network has revealed ...
01:28 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Feds give Google OK to test Project Wing drone deliveries
The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has been very cautious about drone testing in the US so far, but that's about to change. The White House has announced that the FAA has granted Google perm...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget How to watch the 2016 Rio Olympics
The summer Olympics are just a few days away, and whether or not you're a sports fan, chances are you'll want to keep up with everything that happens in Rio de Janeiro. Thankfully, you'...
12:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal will star in 'The Division'
Ubisoft's mission to bring another of its major franchises to the big screen has been given a boost after the company confirmed The Division movie's first big stars. As predicted last month,...
12:04 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pass will give you secure banking via an iris scan
At Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event, the company revealed that its Galaxy Note 7 will have a futuristic new way to sign in: an iris scanner. It'll do much more than just unlock your phone, thou...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Twitch lets viewers tip more broadcasters by 'Cheering'
To entice top broadcasters to its streaming service (and make a cut from their tips), Twitch recently introduced "Cheering." It lets viewers spend actual cash to purchase "Bits," w...
11:54 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung Cloud safeguards your phone's data
The star of Samsung's Unpacked show might be the Galaxy Note 7, but one of its biggest surprises is something you can't really touch: its long, long rumored cloud storage service. The tech g...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget HTC's 10 and Vive boost sales, but the future still looks grim
HTC's Vive VR headset and HTC 10 smartphone sold briskly in Q2 2016, boosting revenue 27 percent over last quarter to 18.9 billion Taiwanese dollars ($598 million). The bad news is that compared ...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a LattePanda DIY kit courtesy of DFRobot!
A caffeinated bear with coffee bean eyes is a catchy brand concept, and you'll no doubt want to grab a cup 'o joe for a long dig into this week's LattePanda giveaway package. DFRobot, y...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung will finally sell its cutesy 360-degree camera in the US
It's been half a year since we first met Samsung's charming 360-degree camera, and they're still a little tough to come by. They've available in Korea and Singapore and Samsung sol...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Gear VR headset gets a more comfortable design
Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 is neat and all, but its USB Type-C port means it's incompatible with the Gear VR headset you might have lying around. Never fear, though: The company built a new...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung's big, beautiful Galaxy Note 7 lands on August 19th
Another year, another Galaxy Note. Samsung just unveiled its new Galaxy Note 7 in New York this morning, and you'll be able to get one for yourself in the US starting on August 19th. We got the c...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget We're live from Samsung's 2016 Unpacked event in New York!
Samsung is holding its annual Unpacked event in New York City today, and we're here ready to bring you all the news as it happens. As is often the case with its summer Unpacked events, we're...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Telltale's 'Batman' game does Bruce Wayne justice
Batman comics excel when they dive into the psyche of Bruce Wayne. The moody billionaire is conflicted by his desire to be a good person while protecting Gotham by any means necessary. How much force ...
10:18 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Instagram's 'Stories' feature looks a lot like Snapchat's
How do you fight an immensely popular social app like Snapchat? For Instagram, it's by copying one of Snapchat's most popular features: stories. "Instagram Stories" lets you post a...
09:59 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Overwatch heroes are getting Olympic-themed makeovers
With the 2016 Olympics just days away, Blizzard is giving its popular multiplayer shooter an unofficial sporting makeover. To coincide with the events in Rio, every one of Overwatch's 22 heroes h...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Some robots independently sing, others help babies
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new neural network robot in Japan can independently sing and move whenever it wants to. Researchers developed a robotic onesie for babies who may have cerebral palsy ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget New littleBits kit gives kids the power to rule their rooms
Remember when you were a kid and couldn't keep your mom and your rowdiest sibling out of your room? You'd probably have loved littleBits' latest kit. It provides young makers and invent...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Xbox One S review: A worthy successor -- to the Xbox 360
Microsoft is making a lot of assumptions with the Xbox One S. It's a 40 percent smaller, 100 percent whiter version of the Xbox One that launched nearly three years ago, albeit with a few key dif...
08:42 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Barclays swaps passwords for voice IDs for telephone banking
Just as fingerprint sensors have made smartphones more useful and secure, voice-authentication tech is making the dreaded call to customer services that bit more convenient. Following TalkTalk and fel...
08:14 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Apple won't have to pay a patent troll $625 million after all
Patent troll VirnetX has won multiple patent lawsuits against Apple, including a recent $625 million judgement over FaceTime and VPN tech. However, it appears it overplayed its past success during tha...
07:18 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget The first 8K satellite TV broadcasts are live in Japan
Just as we were getting used to Ultra HD 4K, Japan's NHK has kicked off its Super Hi-Vision broadcast tests, sending out 4K and 8K video via satellite. Unfortunately, there's no way to watch...
06:17 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget San Francisco is testing an algorithm that sets bail
The San Francisco justice system has apparently been testing out an algorithm that can make release recommendations and compute for a bail amount based on several factors. In particular, it looks at d...
04:02 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' makers explain why they blocked third-party apps
Gotta catch 'em all. It's the itch you just can't stop scratching -- and one where a wave of unofficial Pok&eacute;mon Go apps and web-based maps helped clue you in on exactly where...
02:27 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Virgin Galactic gets its spaceship license
Virgin Galactic is one step closer to making us all space tourists: it just received its operator license from the US Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (...
12:56 am -04 - Tue, August 2, 2016
Engadget Theranos intros new 'fingerprick' testing tech despite its woes
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has introduced a 95-pound testing device called "miniLab" at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting in Philadelphia. The controversial bloo...
11:29 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Uber has served 100 million trips in New York City
As Uber strikes million-dollar deals in China, it's also celebrating a milestone in one of the first places it established itself: New York. The company has announced that it's now delivered...
11:01 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Watch the Olympics in 4K Ultra HD on Comcast, DirecTV or Dish
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are almost here, and despite the issues present in Rio, watching from home should be better than ever. If you're in need of something else to display on your brand n...
09:53 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Google's 2016 Nexus phones could feature a new launcher
While we've had early looks at Android Nougat for months, it appears Google may be saving other software tweaks for its next Nexus devices. Android Police has screenshots that it says show "...
09:08 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' hits 100 million downloads
Pok&eacute;mon Go is still going strong, despite privacy scares and feature bugs. According to a report by App Annie, it has now been installed over 100 million times, up 25 million from late July...
08:13 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: Summer Olympics, NFL preseason
It's time for the 2016 Summer Olympics, broadcast live from Rio (in HD, Ultra HD 4K with HDR and VR!), so you know what I'm watching this week. The tape-delayed Opening Ceremony kicks things...
07:33 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget IBM's new virus filter could lead to home diagnostic tools
The best way to treat any disease, beyond avoiding getting sick in the first place, is to catch it early. You can always go to the hospital and have expensive tests run, but we can do better: New rese...
06:58 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Washington state sues Comcast over its 'deceptive' service plan
Comcast doesn't have a stellar reputation for delivering what you pay for, and Washington state is taking the cable giant to task for that shoddy service... if not quite in the way you expect. I...
06:40 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Apple drops the gun emoji for a friendlier water pistol
The news is awash in the shootings of police officers and unarmed black men, and individuals opening fire in nightclubs and public party events. In an effort to stop promoting gun violence, Apple is r...
06:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Frank Ocean's long-awaited album is an Apple Music exclusive
Fans of Frank Ocean have been waiting for the singer's followup album for years, and according to the New York Times, it is finally coming this week -- if you have Apple Music. Following the like...
05:50 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Apple TV's new iPhone remote control app talks to Siri
As promised, you no longer need to use the new Apple TV's standard remote control to take advantage of all the media hub's features. Apple has released a brand new Apple TV Remote app that ...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget The Impossible Burger is a lab-made meatless treat for carnivores
Every October two vegetarian friends of mine from Michigan spend a week at my place while they attend New York Comic Con. Because I take my hosting duties very seriously, I always try to find good pla...
05:05 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget CDC warns against visiting a Zika-hit Miami neighborhood
Reports of the first active Zika transmissions in the US are leading to some far-reaching precautions in Miami. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning both pregnant women and thei...
04:35 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Multitouch is about to get more advanced thanks to Qeexo
Multitouch input, as we know it, is mostly for scrolling, rotating plus zooming with two fingers, and you can use more to toggle various actions on supported trackpads. But if you ask Mountain View-ba...
04:05 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget New York Governor bans sex offenders from 'Pokmon Go'
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has forbidden registered sex offenders in his state from downloading and playing Pok&eacute;mon Go and similar augmented reality games. According to a statement rele...
03:35 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget TP-Link settles with the FCC over risky WiFi router power levels
When the FCC said it was cracking down on WiFi routers that can operate at power levels that might cause interference, it wasn't kidding around. TP-Link has agreed to a settlement with the FCC t...
03:05 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Microsoft announces 'Gears of War 4' eSports Pro Circuit
When it comes to Xbox-exclusive multiplayer games, Gears of War is second only to Halo -- and Microsoft is leaning on that popularity for its next big tournament: the Gears eSports Pro Circuit. This t...
02:35 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Russia claims it can collect encryption keys
Russia now requires (or at least, appears to require) that local internet providers offer backdoor access to their customers' encrypted messages, and it conveniently has a way to make that happen...
01:50 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Android will tell you when new devices access your Google account
If you have a Google account, few things are more disconcerting than getting a notice that an unfamiliar device just got access... especially when you only got the notice while checking your email con...
01:23 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Wear a vibrating bracelet while playing 'Pokemon Sun' and 'Moon'
Pokemon Go isn't the only adorable-monster-hunting game to get a physical accessory -- Pokemon Sun and Moon will connect to the Z-Ring, a peripheral that lights up, vibrates and makes noises when...
12:55 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook and Twitter try to attract YouTube stars with ad money
Ask a YouTube star why they don't share videos directly to Facebook or Twitter and they'll probably tell you that there's no money in it -- they make far more from YouTube ads and spons...
12:28 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Twitter will livestream the 'Suicide Squad' NYC premiere
After livestreaming the Democratic National Convention, Wimbledon and MLB and NHL games, Twitter is diving into the entertainment space with a stream of the Suicide Squad red carpet premiere in NYC. I...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Introducing Engadget's 2016 back-to-school guide!
Oh yes, it's already that time of year. Temperature are still sitting in the triple digits in some places, but many of you are just four weeks away from a new school year, heralding the end of su...
11:27 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget You can cut this display with scissors
Want a display that can take any shape? You might not need a factory to cut it for you in the future -- may only need a pair of scissors and a steady hand. Japan's National Institute for Mater...
11:12 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget BBC iPlayer will require a TV licence from September
For years, people have used BBC iPlayer as a way to avoid the licence fee. If you watched everything on-demand, rather than tuning in live, it meant you didn't have to pay the age-old subscriptio...
10:58 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Huawei's Honor Note 8 packs a huge 6.6-inch screen
Honor might be a Huawei sub-brand, but it's definitely taking the spotlight today. It's introducing the Honor Note 8, an upper-mid-range behemoth meant to take on the likes of Xiaomi's ...
10:29 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Clinton and Kaine will answer your questions on Quora
Donald Trump's Reddit AMA was a bizarre affair, as the Republican candidate answered just a dozen questions while mods banned some 2,000 accounts. Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine,...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Instagram should have had harassment prevention tools years ago
I was never sure when it was going to happen next. I'd open Instagram and see the heart-shaped notification icon lit up. Maybe three of you liked my latest #nofilter sunset shot! Except sometimes...
09:22 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Philips' new personal health tech includes a fitness watch
Watch out, Withings -- Philips wants to move in on your turf. The Dutch tech giant is launching a slew of personal health devices that take advantage of its expertise in health tech while seeming more...
08:30 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Tesla and Solar City agree to a $2.6 billion merger
Tesla has confirmed that it will buy SolarCity for $2.6 billion, a deal that unites two Elon Musk firms as one giant green company. The merged business will sell solar panels, Powerwall batteries to s...
08:05 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget LG's V20 will be the first Android Nougat smartphone
LG will launch the V20 smartphone in September, and it will be the first to get Android 7.0 Nougat. It's the successor to LG's wacky V10 phone, and will have the same dual-screen, dual-selfi...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win a Sony Xperia XA courtesy of 32nd Shop
The British summer simply can't win. Either it's too hot and muggy to go outside, or it rains all day when you're trying to host a BBQ. Free stuff, however, is one thing you can't ...
07:30 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget From Machop to Machamp: Surviving London's 5K Pokrun
One had escaped earlier, but not again -- this time, Squirtle, you're mine. I yanked at the peak of my cap, and began to spin the Pok&eacute;ball patiently as the target area grew smaller, an...
06:25 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Scientists turn CO2 into fuel with solar power
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago believe that they've perfected the art of photosynthetic solar cells. It's a technology that mimics a plant's ability to inhale carb...
06:10 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget HTC Vive price rises to 759 after Brexit
Ready to take the plunge with a high-end VR headset? Bad news. If you live in the UK, the price of admission is now a little more expensive. At least if you want the HTC Vive, anyway. Starting today, ...
04:20 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Google teams up with GSK to develop 'bioelectronic medicines'
By forcing startups like Google X, Fiber and Nest to behave like companies and take financial accountability, Alphabet believes that its subsidiaries are more likely to invest in projects that will ul...
03:07 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Uber China to merge with rival Didi Chuxing
Uber has agreed to sell its Uber China arm to arch rival Didi Chuxing in exchange for a 20 percent stake in the merged operation, according to reports from Bloomberg and others. The combined company i...
03:07 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Uber China merges with rival Didi Chuxing
Uber has agreed to sell its Uber China arm to arch rival Didi Chuxing in exchange for a 20 percent stake in the merged operation, confirming reports from Bloomberg and others. The combined company is ...
03:01 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Google weaves Olympics highlight videos into your search results
Google is no stranger to providing useful info during Olympic games, but it's kicking things up a notch for Rio. The internet behemoth has teamed up with broadcasters in 60-plus countries (includ...
01:25 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget UK spies tracked Middle East activists with a web link shortener
Intelligence agencies don't always rely on hacks to monitor and influence political events. Motherboard has learned that the UK's GCHQ created its own URL shortener, lurl.me, to both dissemi...
12:01 am -04 - Mon, August 1, 2016
Engadget Delphi will test its self-driving taxi service in Singapore
Uber may be talking about it, but automotive technology parts supplier Delphi is doing it. Today the company announced a partnership with Singapore to start a pilot program for an on-demand autonomous...
11:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' update kills battery-saving mode, footprint tracking
Pok&eacute;mon Go's first substantial update adds tweaks for overpowered Pokemon (those consistently at the top of Pokemon gyms: cough, Vaporean, cough), where the critters can be found, and ...
09:36 pm -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Deep space travel might play havoc with your heart
Traveling deeper into space may carry some unanticipated health risks. Scientists have published a study noting that Apollo astronauts have died of heart disease at an unusually high rate -- of the 7...
08:04 pm -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Jack White's label played a vinyl record at 94,000 feet
Jack White's Third Man Records label is no stranger to using technological feats to draw publicity, but its latest feat is something truly special. The company recently teamed up with Students a...
06:32 pm -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget HBO's 'Westworld' sci-fi series arrives October 2nd
JJ Abrams' and Jonathan Nolan's TV adaptation of Westworld hit its share of snags on the way to release (it was originally supposed to debut in 2015), but it's nearly here. HBO has con...
06:32 pm -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Hackers target Vietnam airport screens with political messages
China, the Philippines and Vietnam are embroiled in a bitter dispute over territory claims in the South China Sea (a court has ruled that China's claims are illegal), and that appears to have led...
05:02 pm -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Uber reportedly pours $500 million into mapping the planet
It won't surprise you to hear that Uber is improving its maps to offer better pickups and drop-offs, but the ridesharing giant is apparently more committed to the idea than you might think. A Fi...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Leak: Samsung's next Gear VR works with your old phone
The Galaxy Note 7 isn't likely to be the only treat at Samsung's August 2nd media event... and you may well be happy even if you have no intention of buying a new smartphone. Well-known tip...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Mini review video: Our quick verdict on the new Moto Z phones
For years, Motorola put out a flagship phone called the X, and for years it won positive reviews, thanks to its customizable design, clean software build and generally good value. This year, there...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Nintendo PlayStation prototype teardown, part2
In part 1 we took a close look at the amazing SFX-100 Nintendo PlayStation console for a teardown of the hardware and an analysis of how the chips function together. After looking inside, Ben discover...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget The After Math: Office Politics
It's been a busy week for HR departments across the nation. Microsoft fired, Porsche hired and Kickstarter claimed credit for 300,000 new jobs. On the other hand, Qualcomm's about to pay big...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Nissan's gold Olympics-edition EV, and more in the week that was
Tesla's Gigafactory is set to double the world's battery production, and this week it opened its doors for the first time. Tesla is also working on an electric truck, but Mercedes-Benz beat ...
08:00 am -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Hanging off a racing sidecar is as crazy as it looks
Translogic host Jonathon Buckley has done a lot of crazy things on the series, but being a "monkey" in a sidecar race might just be the craziest. In this episode, we travel to Millville, NJ,...
02:12 am -04 - Sun, July 31, 2016
Engadget Europe's space agency will beam your message to Polaris
The European Space Agency (ESA) is collecting messages from people around the world to send to a place we'll never set foot on: Polaris. All you've got to do to send your thoughts to the Nor...