Your Web News in One Place

Articles by Engadget from September 2016

< Return to Engadget details.
10:32 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Sony shows off everything inside the PS VR core bundle box
We're a couple of weeks away from the debut of the PlayStation VR, but you can prepare with this new unboxing video from Sony. The hardware inside the $400 core bundle box (headset, processing un...
09:42 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's Famicom Mini is Japan's NES Classic
Nintendo fans in its home country are getting their own teensy retro console, as well. Today, Mario's creator has revealed the mini Famicom, a shrunken version of the original NES the company rel...
08:33 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Roam the Valve HQ reception in VR and find the cake already
When the folks at Valve aren't fiddling with Steam, updating popular first-party franchises or working on wacky projects, they like to have a little fun. Or, at least the team working on Valve�...
07:04 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Google opens up its machine learning tricks to all
There may now be an easier way to implement advanced machine learning models in your projects. Google has opened up its Cloud Machine Learning to all businesses in a public beta, after a few months of...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Periscope's website now organizes live videos into good old channels
Yup, Periscope is still a thing: Twitter's live video streaming service just announced some new discovery features to make its web portal to the world more useful. Taking a page out of the aging ...
05:43 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Google's ride-sharing platform is now live in San Francisco
Waze Rider, the ride-sharing version of the popular Google-owned navigation app, is now open to the general public in the Bay Area. After several months in private beta, the Wall Street Journal report...
05:21 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget A first look at Mercedes-Benz's Generation EQ concept EV
On the first Sunday of each month, you can't drive a car in Paris -- not unless it's electric. That's a trend that might just catch on elsewhere, judging by the fact that rival Tesla ha...
04:59 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Dr. Oz wants to sell you a heart-monitoring smartwatch
Perennial snake oil salesman Dr. Oz has found a new way to take your make money: a wearable. The press release promises the iBeat Life Monitor is "lifesaving" smartwatch that "empowers ...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a Nespresso coffee maker
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals atTheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadget...
04:15 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Google makes Docs, Drive and Calendar more productive
If you spend your work days toiling in Google's productivity apps, the first thing you might notice today is that Google for Work is now called "G Suite". Once you get past the new labe...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Snapchat's Spectacles are a low-risk move into wearables
There's no question that Snapchat (now known as Snap Inc) is an experimental company. Some of those experiments fail wildly and insult its users at the same time, but the company has been extreme...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Microsoft reorganizes to create a dedicated AI division
Microsoft has reorganized several disparate projects and programs into an entirely new Artificial Intelligence group. It will be the fourth major division after Windows, Office and cloud, reallocating...
03:23 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget HP says it should've better explained blocking third-party ink
Following a recent update that blocked some third-party ink cartridges fore its printers, HP formally apologized to customers this week for how it communicated about the change. Earlier this month, th...
02:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Google for Work has a new name: G Suite
As predicted, Google for Work has a new name. Calendar, Drive, Docs, Gmail, Maps for Work, Search for Work, Sheets and Slides all fall under "G Suite" now. A few of those items might jump ou...
02:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Google Apps for Work has a new name: G Suite
As predicted, Google Apps for Work has a new name. Calendar, Drive, Docs, Gmail, Maps for Work, Search for Work, Sheets and Slides all fall under "G Suite" now. A few of those items might ju...
02:34 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Trump still thinks Google suppresses negative Clinton searches
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has never let the truth get in the way of an angry rant. So it goes with this week's conspiracy theory of choice. At a rally in Wisconsin last night, ...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget FCC needs more time to make its set-top box rules a reality
Earlier this month, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler floated a plan to get cable companies to drop locked-down set-top boxes in favor of apps that customers could download to their device of choice. The propo...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget How these companies would benefit from owning Twitter (or not)
Twitter has been struggling lately. It's been battling flat user growth, declining profits, an executive exodus and generally bad PR -- especially around its handling of abuse. Many have speculat...
01:39 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget 'Game of Thrones' e-books make it easier to keep up with the action
To properly celebrate the 20th anniversary of George R. R. Martin's best-selling A Game of Thrones, there's a new iBooks edition of the series that offers features to help you keep up with a...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Watch HBO and Cinemax on PlayStation Vue starting today
PlayStation is beefing up the premium offerings on its PS Vue streaming TV service. As of today, HBO and Cinemax will be available either a la carte or as part of the new Ultra ($64.99 to $74.99 per m...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Google pushes Android Wear 2.0 back to early 2017
If you're champing at the bit waiting for your chance to try Android Wear 2.0 this fall, you're about to be disappointed. As part of the launch of a third Developer Preview, Google has reve...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget AOL's Alto Dashboard is a daily organizer for your email
In this era of texting and instant messaging you might not be emailing many long, heartfelt letters to your best friend from college. I certainly don't. But I'm still drowning in a sea of le...
12:28 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Stream performances from the Austin City Limits Festival this weekend
Planning on a weekend at home? Allow us to provide an entertainment suggestion. Like it does with Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, Red Bull TV is providing music fans who aren't making the trip a way t...
12:06 pm -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Wireless Emergency Alerts are about to get more detailed
The FCC has voted to strengthen the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, which sends warnings about missing children, natural disasters and other dangerous events directly to citizens' cell phones. ...
11:42 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget VW and Mercedes open Paris Auto Show with futuristic EVs
The Paris Auto Show is missing Lamborghini, Volvo and other automakers, but it's still one of the biggest displays of automotive tech in the world. Fittingly, in a city that bans gas-powered cars...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Restauranteur hopes the Apple Watch will improve fine dining
Danny Meyer is considered to be quite the progressive restauranteur. His employees don't rely on tips to make ends meet (the practice is outlawed at his establishments, in fact), and they get var...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Surgeons could use these fake elastic bones to fix injuries
A team of American scientists have developed a 3D-printed bone biomaterial that can coax your own skeleton to grow and fix injuries on its own. They haven't tested it on humans just yet, but they...
10:34 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Ask, and Siri will make Skype calls for you
When Skype updates on desktop and gives the "improving your experience" message it's usually pretty easy to dismiss that as a bald-faced lie. But the latest iOS update actually sounds r...
10:12 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Sierra Nevada is taking the United Nations to space in 2021
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser might not have won NASA's space taxi contract, but at least it's taking the United Nations to orbit. The spacecraft, which resembles NASA's old Space S...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Simple unveils a smarter spin on shared bank accounts
Simple's online-first approach to banking has been a breath of fresh air for a typically conservative industry. Now, it's hoping to shake things up again with Simple Shared, it's own ta...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Holograms for the home and a drone to plant trees
Today on In Case You Missed It: A company has developed a 'personal volumetric display" which is apparently science-sounding for a Princess Leia machine in your very own home. Looking Glass ...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Time-bending shooter 'Quantum Break' arrives on Steam
Quantum Break is a strange video game. Not for its time-bending story, or the way it combines a live-action TV show (although both are pretty interesting) but how Microsoft and developer Remedy have d...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget 'Game Fnatic' unveils the realities of being an eSports pro
Fnatic is a big name in professional League of Legends lore. Just four teams have claimed victory in the World Championship since the circuit began in 2011, and Fnatic was the first team to ever lift ...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Court overturns New Hampshire ban on ballot selfies
In the state of New Hampshire, proud voters can legally snap a selfie after filling out their ballot paper. Hurray! As NBC News reports, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has upheld a lower...
07:59 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget 'The Revenant' director is making a VR short with Lucasfilm
While the jury is still out on whether virtual reality is the future of film, some of Hollywood's biggest filmmakers are dedicating a lot of time to the medium. Deadline reports that two-time Osc...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Mercedes will put an 'EQ' badge on its best electric cars
After confirming that it has quietly been working on a new sub-brand that will host a contemporary line of EVs, Mercedes today unveiled at the Paris Motor Show what it believes is the future of electr...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Garmin's Vivofit Jr. rewards kids for being active
Garmin has painted the Vivofit band in lively colors and shrunk it down to create its first activity tracker for kids. Vivofit Jr. can track steps and sleep, as well as how long your kid has been movi...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Lose It app promises to log your meal just by taking its photo
Keeping track of what you eat has proven to be a pretty effective method in aiding weight loss. Studies show that food diaries not only help people manage their daily caloric intake, but it also just ...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Pacemaker's shareable, editable 'mixtapes' make everyone a DJ
Ever since the original Pacemaker DJ device in 2008, the Swedish team has been rethinking how we mix music. Today, Pacemaker's iOS app gets an overhaul that drags the mixtape well and truly into ...
06:15 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Japanese inventor's typhoon turbines harness storms' energy
A Japanese engineer named Atsushi Shimizu has designed a new type of wind turbine that can harness energy from something more powerful than a strong breeze. Shimizu's creation, which looks like a...
05:12 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Raise some Hell on your commute with the 'Doom' soundtrack
In case you wanted to listen to the crushing beats and guitar riffs of Doom's soundtrack during your daily trip to work or school, now's your chance. Composer Mick Gordon's industrial-m...
04:18 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Spotify launches in the world's second biggest music market: Japan
After protracted deal-making with the country's record labels, Spotify has finally launched in Japan. To sweeten the deal to prospective listeners, it's already putting particular focus on t...
03:22 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen's I.D. arrives in 2020 with up to 370 mile range
VW has kicked off the Paris Motor Show with some (much needed) flair, unveiling the fully electric I.D.. The I.D. looks like something straight out of Back To The Future II, and has a suitably futuris...
01:43 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Google hires industry vet Lyor Cohen as YouTube's head of music
In a music world where exclusives and direct ties to artists are increasingly important, Google is hoping to give YouTube a boost with its latest hire: Lyor Cohen. The former Def Jam president has mos...
12:46 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Google, Facebook and other tech titans form 'Partnership on AI'
Five of the biggest tech companies have launched a collaboration to help the public understand the benefits of artificial intelligence. The New York Times reported in early September that Google, Face...
12:05 am -04 - Thu, September 29, 2016
Engadget Komatsu's self-driving dump truck doesn't even have a cab
Despite the dream of the self-driving car, most autonomous vehicles still have a steering wheel, giving passengers the option to take control at a moments notice. Komatsu's latest dump truck is a...
10:52 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Watch the Rosetta probe fall into its death spiral this Friday
On September 30th, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta probe will cap off its 12-year career surveying Comet 67P (aka Churyumov-Gerasimenko) by slowly descending to its surface. There the s...
10:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget 20-minute 'Gears 4' prologue playthrough looks very familiar
Even the most dedicated Gears of War fan might need a refresher course ahead of the franchise's fourth numbered sequel. And that's precisely what the new video from the developers at The Coa...
09:12 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Nano-scale mirror could be a breakthrough for optical computing
Using a mere 2,000 atoms of cesium, Professor Julien Laurat and his team at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris have created the world's smallest mirror. According to postdoctoral fell...
08:09 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Dutch limo company builds a Tesla Model S hearse
While Tesla updates the AutoPilot software to reduce your risk of meeting an untimely demise behind the wheel of one of its vehicles, Netherlands-based builder RemetzCar is taking a different approach...
07:26 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget 'Here They Lie' trailer is a frightening glimpse at PlayStation VR
Here They Lie wowed us back at E3 with its virtual reality spin on existential horror. Now its latest trailer offers up plenty more reasons to get excited (or preemptively terrified) ahead of its Octo...
06:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp won't comply with India's order to delete user data
WhatsApp's decision to share user data with Facebook has provoked the ire of yet another foreign government. Last week, India's Delhi High Court ordered WhatsApp to delete any data collected...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget FDA approves first automated insulin system for type 1 diabetes
For diabetes patients, managing blood sugar levels through insulin pens, needles or pumps is a necessary hassle -- but it might be far easier to handle going forward. The US Food and Drug Administrat...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' is being investigated for false advertising
After No Man's Sky hit shelves in early August, complaints arose around bugs and oversights made by its small studio Hello Games. But as the weeks wore on, a new uproar struck out at the differen...
05:11 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Spotify is in 'advanced talks' to buy SoundCloud
Those rumors that SoundCloud is shopping itself around? They just got more substantial. Financial Times sources understand that Spotify is in "advanced talks" to buy SoundCloud. Details o...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Arduino is making an Internet of Things kit with your help
Arduino boards can certainly be used to create homebrew connected devices, but that doesn't mean it's easy. What if you're a rookie who has yet to master programming or wiring? That&#...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Verizon technician admits he sold customer data for years
A former Verizon Wireless network technician in Alabama has admitted to using company computers to steal and sell private customers' location and call data over a period of five years. As Ars Tec...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Meerkat team confirms it created the mysterious Houseparty app
Those rumors of Meerkat's creators quietly developing a group video chat app, Houseparty, were well-founded. The company (actually called Life on Air) has confirmed to The Verge that it built Ho...
03:26 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Uber's trucking plan will connect drivers with cargo
When Uber bought up Otto's self-driving truck platform, the initial reaction was to imagine a future fleet of autonomous trucks traveling coast to coast on America's interstates. According t...
03:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget US regulators warn customers about exploding Samsung washers
Just days after Samsung began replacing defective Galaxy Note 7s due to a risk of exploding batteries, the company faces another major product issue. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) i...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget How a 3D-printed boat race united a Red Hook community
Last Sunday, nearly 500 people gathered at Valentino Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to cheer on close to 20 radio-controlled boats as they sped towards a target 150 feet away. The boat races were part of...
02:27 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Periscope's VIP program rewards popular livestreaming users
If you're popular on Periscope, the livestreaming app will soon reward you as part of its new VIP program. The three-tier initiative is designed to incentivize creators who have invested time in ...
02:05 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Google Express delivery expands along the East Coast
East coast residents now have a new way to shop online. Google announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its Google Express online delivery service to a dozen states throughout the Northeast. Delawa...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Alphabet's health watch has changed a lot since last year
You know that health-tracking watch Alphabet's X research division showed off more than a year ago, the one you're looking at above? Yeah, you'll want to forget about that design. MIT...
01:23 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Apple logs your iMessage contacts and could share them with police
Apple's iMessage had a few security holes in March and April that potentially leaked photos and contacts, respectively. Though quickly patched, they are a reminder that the company faces a never-...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget We were stealing music way before the internet and millennials
When I was 13, my babysitter showed up with a box of 12 new cassettes. I was amazed that she had been able to afford all this music. I grew up poor and even one new purchase was news; a dozen purchase...
12:47 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Pink, fluffy dining at the 'Kirby' cafe
If you didn't know, Kirby is a squidgy pink ball. With minimal facial features. That's about it. Which is why he's adorable (and popular) enough to warrant a whole bunch of merchandise,...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter opens its Moments story-telling feature to all
Twitter debuted Moments as a means of slowing down the news feed almost a year ago. Back in August, the social network announced that all users would soon be able to employ the tool and today the comp...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget GoTenna's new communicator crowd sources for a better signal
If you're a fan of exploring the great outdoors, especially in areas of devoid of cell service, you may have already sought out a GoTenna. These walkie-talkie-like enablers pair with your mobile ...
11:53 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Yahoo reportedly downplayed security for years
That massive Yahoo hack might have been less of a one-off disaster and more a symptom of larger, systemic problems with security at the internet pioneer. New York Times sources claim that Yahoo made ...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi hopes to open 1,000 stores by 2020
To date, Xiaomi has focused overwhelmingly on internet sales of its smartphones and media devices in order to keep costs down. Even its tiny retail footprint has largely been limited to service cente...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget 'FIFA 17' marks a new beginning for the soccer franchise
I've been playing FIFA since its first title launched on Super Nintendo, when characters on the screen looked like nothing more than colorful stick figures. Nowadays, thanks to the power of moder...
10:43 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Narrative shuts down its lifelogging camera business
Remember the Narrative Clip, that wearable camera that let you document your day with a steady stream of photos or video? It was a novel idea, but it doesn't look like many people embraced the co...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Photo editor uses neural networks to airbrush like a pro
Most people think Photoshop is a magical tool that can change reality, but it does require a skilled artist for decent results. Using neural networks, however, University of Edinburgh researcher Andre...
10:05 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Apple chooses Battersea Power Station for new London HQ
Apple has settled on a new base of operations in London: Battersea Power Station. The iconic landmark, situated on the Southwest side of the city, has laid mostly dormant since its closure in 1983. A ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Volume is a $1,000 holographic display for your home
Just when we were running out of things to throw our money at, along comes another product nobody asked for. Startup Looking Glass made a "personal volumetric display" called Volume that it ...
09:44 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Amazon's new Fire TV Stick comes with an Alexa remote for $40
Amazon's next take on the Fire TV Stick looks pretty much the same as before, but it brings along some useful upgrades to keep it current. The biggest difference? It now includes an Alexa-enabled...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: All aboard the world's largest boat elevator
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Three Gorges Dam in China is home to the largest ship elevator, hauling up to 3000 tons of cargo from one lower level of water to the higher stream at the top. Mean...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Raise veggies like an astronaut with these Wall Farms
Click &amp; Grow, a company selling indoor garden and herb kits, has released two cabinet-like structures you can use to grow veggies, herbs and other plants inside your house. The company calls t...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Tinder Boost puts you top of the pile for 30 minutes
Tinder's next stab at monetization is, effectively, a queue jump system. Activating a new "Tinder Boost" will turn your account into a "top profile," helping you to "skip...
07:44 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry is done making smartphones
In BlackBerry's latest quarterly financials released today, the company revealed it's getting out of the hardware business once and for all, choosing instead to "outsource that function...
07:30 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm dives deeper into IoT with two new Snapdragon chips
Snapdragon processors have long been a staple in Android mobile devices but they will soon spread to more than just smartphones. Qualcomm Incorporated announced on Wednesday morning that it is not onl...
06:29 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Your health insurance might score you an Apple Watch
Apple will exclusively provide its Watch, iPad and iPhone products to Aetna for new app-oriented fitness tracking program, the US insurance giant announced. A cornerstone of the project is health trac...
05:27 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget IBM Watson's new job: third grade math teacher
IBM's famous supercomputer has accomplished many, many things these past years, from making movie trailers to saving a person's life. Now, it's also helping teachers make lesson plans b...
05:25 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Mastercard is offering free Tube travel with Android Pay
In a bid to boost mobile payments, Mastercard kicked-off a series of promotional events last year where it would pay for Londoners' travel if they used its cards to tap in and out of the Tube wit...
04:45 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Google adds an Incognito search mode on iOS
Sometimes you need to find something that you don't want to see listed in your Google search history, even while you're on the go. Chrome's Incognito browser sessions can be good for th...
03:39 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pay adds in-app coupon search for its anniversary
Samsung Pay is celebrating its first year in America by launching a feature couponers would love. The Korean company has teamed up with the owner of Coupons.com to make redeeming discounts much easier...
01:39 am -04 - Wed, September 28, 2016
Engadget Mercury is the first planet after Earth with tectonic activity
To date, Earth has been the only planet in the Solar System known to demonstrate tectonic activity. Other planets are geologically active, but not much more than that. However, it now looks like our...
11:54 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Moscow will replace Microsoft's products with local offerings
Microsoft might lose a whole city of customers in Russia. According to Bloomberg, Moscow will begin replacing Redmond's products with homegrown software as a result of Vladimir Putin's urgin...
10:52 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Measles has been eliminated in the Americas, according to WHO
It's been 53 years since the first measles vaccine was released in 1963, though most people alive today have gotten it bundled into the combined MMR prevention shot that first appeared in 1971. A...
09:49 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Apple will fix iOS 10's easier-to-crack device backups
Apple has been big on strong encryption lately, but it's not immune to making missteps. Security researchers at Elcomsoft have discovered that iOS 10's local encrypted backups (that is, the...
08:42 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Earth's CO2 levels have permanently crossed the 400ppm threshold
Despite the fact that September is typically the lowest month for atmospheric carbon dioxide, the CO2 levels in Earth's atmosphere crossed the symbolic 400 parts per million threshold this month....
07:51 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget The first presidential debate broke multiple internet records
It won't shock you to hear that the first US presidential debate shattered TV viewing records -- Nielsen says the broadcast was the most-watched debate ever with an average of 84 million viewers....
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Pixel 2 joins the few Chromebooks that can run Android apps
Prior to a few days ago, anyone wanting to run Android apps on their Chromebook had to be an early adopter. Google finally released a stable build of Chrome OS that included a Play store in beta that ...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Xbox One gets Fox Sports Go's streaming app
Fox Sports Go is basically on every major streaming platform already, including Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Fire TV. And now you can add a gaming console to that list, with the app now available on...
06:10 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget This sci-fi film was shot entirely by autonomous drones
Directed by speculative architect Liam Young, In the Robot Skies claims to be the first narrative fiction film shot entirely by autonomous, pre-programmed drones. But the lack of human camera operator...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget eSports powerhouse Team Liquid picked up by new investor group
While 2016 has been a great year for eSports exposure &mdash; several championships have gotten screen time on ESPN networks &mdash; it's also been a great year for money. Not only is it ...
05:20 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget FBI investigating potential hack of Democrat officials' cells
Reuters reports that the FBI is actively investigating whether several high ranking Democrat officials' cellphones have been hacked. The Bureau believes that this attack, should it be confirmed, ...
05:01 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Body scanners are coming to your gym
Sure, you may feel like you're in better shape after a trip to the gym, but how do you quantify it besides stepping on a scale or breaking out calipers? Australian outfit mPort thinks it can do ...
04:34 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Amazon resurrects 'The Tick,' greenlights two more shows
It's the time of year when Amazon's video division announces what new shows will make the cut and get a full series order. Today, we learned with great joy that The Tick is among Amazon'...
04:07 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk's grand plan to colonize Mars
Elon Musk is the man with a vision for a human mission to Mars, and on Tuesday he shared his plans at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico, with a talk titled "Making Humans a Mul...
03:54 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Google's Chinese-to-English translations might now suck less
Mandarin Chinese is a notoriously difficult language to translate to English, and for those who rely on Google Translate to decipher important information, machine-based tools simply aren't good ...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Scientists watch an immune system fight the flu in real time
To date, biologists have typically had to study the progress of a virus through indirect means, such as studying the antibodies -- actually tracking the viruses themselves has been difficult. However...
02:57 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Slack competitor may be coming next month
With nearly two years of development and 450 companies already on board, Facebook at Work is gearing up for a commercial launch of its in-house social network and communications platform for companies...
02:29 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Twitter helps you register to vote through direct messages
Twitter is joining the ranks of internet outlets helping you exercise your right to vote. It's allying with Rock the Vote to launch a feature that helps you register in the US through a simple ch...
02:11 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget This is how SpaceX plans to send people to Mars
SpaceX plans to send humans to Mars with on a ship called the Interplanetary Transport System, and in a video published today, the company revealed how the ITS will actually perform. The ITS is capabl...
01:59 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget MLB's At Bat app now plays highlight videos on your lock screen
With iOS 10, Apple has expanded its devices' 3D touch applications from gimmicky afterthoughts to quick feature accessibility. It's also opened up what kind of interactions are possible from...
01:45 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget BMW partners with a Formula E racing team
BMW has already dabbled in Formula E between an i3 medical car and an i8 safety car, but it's ready to commit to the electric racing league in a much bigger way. The German brand has unveiled pl...
01:27 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Infant is world's first to have three biological parents
It sounds like the setup of a wacky science fiction comedy, but this is actually real life. A five-month old baby boy was just revealed to be the first kid in the world with three biological parents, ...
01:09 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Galaxy Note 7 finally goes on sale in Europe on October 28th
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was originally set to go on sale in Europe on September 2nd, but on that very day the launch was pulled and a global recall issued on account of their tendency to explode ...
12:55 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Amazon partners are reportedly exploring in-home deliveries
With Amazon steadily speeding up its shipping options -- there's free same-day shipping in plenty of cities for Prime customers, for example -- it was only a matter of time until it started looki...
12:47 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Nissan's autonomous chairs politely carry you through queues
Back in February, Nissan took a break from rolling out electric vehicle chargers to develop intelligent office chairs that pushed themselves in. It wasn't a new product, but a proof-of-concept st...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Steam is turning into the App Store and that's OK
Steam changed the video game industry in the same way Netflix changed television. Digital distribution was a natural evolution for gaming in the early 2010s, allowing PC players to skip the midnight-r...
11:50 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget DJI's Mavic Pro takes on GoPro's Karma with smart features
Between Oakland and San Francisco in the center of the Bay Bridge lies the 400-acre man-made Treasure Island. It's here that DJI let Engadget fly its compact Mavic Pro drone. It's DJI's...
11:23 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Music labels sue YouTube ripping site over piracy
With the downfall of the Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents, users are turning to another way to get illegal songs: ripping YouTube streams. Record labels have taken note of the problem and sued the larg...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Kano returns with camera, speaker and light board coding kits
Three brightly colored boxes sit in the middle of the table. Alex Klein, co-founder and CEO of Kano, takes the yellow one and pops open the lid, revealing an array of small plastic parts inside. They ...
10:50 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Ofcom wants your help mapping Britain's mobile networks
Ofcom already has a handy online tool for checking mobile and broadband coverage across the UK, but sometimes the bigger picture can hide the little differences. In addition to the regulator's ow...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an EGG speaker system courtesy of KEF!
Kef has been bringing high-resolution audio to music enthusiasts for decades, covering both the wildly expensive variety and more affordable versions. This week, we're giving away the EGG bookshe...
10:18 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp data
Germany has ordered Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp data from users and delete all the information it has already collected. The Hamburg regulator said the social network hadn't properly not...
09:55 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Mattel won't sell a 3D printer for toys this holiday after all
If you promised your teen a Mattel ThingMaker this Christmas, you may want to find something else that's just as cool ASAP. A spokesperson told Engadget that the company won't be releasing i...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Roller coasters will be recommended by urologists
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at Michigan State created a lifelike 3D model of a patient's kidney, with stones inside, and took it on a roller coaster after the man said the crystal...
09:05 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Powered prosthetics turn mundane tasks into monumental feats
Lukas Kalemba was walking home with some friends after a night of partying and drinking in Dortmund, Germany, in 2003. While crossing a bridge along the way, he stopped to rest but lost his balance an...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget DoorDash delivers voter registration kits to your home
It's important to register to vote if you want your voice to be heard this election, but there's no denying that it can sometimes be time-consuming. You can't always register online, a...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Wink's new smart home hub is slimmer and more powerful
Every person who's tried to smarten up their home knows the woes of dealing with multiple hubs for each brand's products. Wink tried to solve that problem two years ago with its original Hub...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Blue's new microphone is a compact option for recording on the go
Blue Microphones' gear has been the go-to choice for novice podcasters and audio pros for years and now the company has yet another option for mobile recording. The new device is called the Raspb...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Spotify's Daily Mixes use your listening habits to make playlists
Spotify has been keen on adding new discovery features to its service for a while now. Today, the streaming option announced yet another tool that keeps your playlists fresh. The new feature is called...
08:40 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Sainsbury's expands one-hour deliveries in London
Sainsbury's will begin quietly bowing out of the digital entertainment game next month, shutting down its video streaming service and music, e-book and magazine stores. But while the supermarket ...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Drake has the first album with a billion Apple Music streams
Apple's strategy of cherry-picking exclusives for Apple Music seems to be paying off. Drake's Views, which debuted on April 29th, has already attracted 1 billion plays -- a first for the com...
07:55 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Hive takes on Hue with colour-changing light bulbs
In its bid to kit out Britain's homes with tech-centric appliances, British Gas' Hive has launched a wide range of internet-ready products. There's the all-important smart thermostat, p...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Edge browser stays secure by acting as a virtual PC
Microsoft has unveiled Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, a new system that will isolate the browser on Windows 10 Enterprise PCs, making them harder to hack. In a blog, the compan...
06:25 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Google India debuts offline YouTube app, public WiFi expansion
At an event in New Delhi, India, Google laid out plans to better serve users in the country. These efforts broadly focus on two areas: data usage and language support....
05:34 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi 5s hides a fingerprint reader under its glass
We were already big fans of Xiaomi's Mi 5 flagship smartphone, so it's only natural for the Chinese company to build on this model's success by bringing us the Mi 5s. It should be no su...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget BBC iPlayer will require an account starting 'early 2017'
Starting "early" next year, Brits will need a BBC account in order to access iPlayer. The broadcaster says the move is designed to make its services more "tailored" and "perso...
03:47 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget OnePlus 3 gets its first UK carrier partnership in O2
Over the past few years, OnePlus has made a name for itself by releasing powerful flagship smartphones at lower-than-expected prices. The unlocked model lets people buy their devices outright, enablin...
03:33 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Indie game darling 'Firewatch' is heading to movie theaters
Physical photographs aren't the only way Firewatch will invade the real world. Developer Campo Santo recently revealed a partnership with production house Good Universe (Neighbors and Last Vegas)...
01:52 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Roller coasters might help you pass a kidney stone
According to an new study from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, roller coasters can, in fact, do more than just give you a temporary thrill. Specifically, study author...
12:29 am -04 - Tue, September 27, 2016
Engadget Best Buy's new project highlights tech startups' creations
You'll soon see curious spots in Best Buy stores that aren't hawking any big-brand company's products. Instead, they will be stocked with electronics from companies you probably never h...
10:58 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft puts AI to work in Office 365
Microsoft isn't just trying out artificial intelligence through bots and voice assistants -- it's going all-in. The crew in Redmond has revealed that Office 365 is wielding cloud-based AI t...
10:24 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Canada's main answer to Netflix shuts down November 30th
It's tough to compete against the Netflix juggernaut, even if you throw a ton of money at the problem... just ask Shomi. The Canadian streaming video service is shutting down on November 30th, a...
09:36 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Google Pixel render shows off its software tweaks
Along with its leak of the 4K Chromecast earlier today, VentureBeat is showing off this picture that it says is of Google's upcoming Pixel phone. Along with the larger Pixel XL, it's expecte...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Facebook briefly suspended accounts of Palestinian journalists
Last week, seven Palestinian editors from two different publications reported that they had been locked out of their personal Facebook accounts without notice or reason. The social giant told The Elec...
07:57 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Debate venue offering journalists $200 'bargain' for WiFi
At one point or another, we've all paid too much to access Wifi when we're out and about. Well, ahead of tonight's first presidential debate of the general election between Republican c...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Luke Cage,' 'Forza,' 'Westworld'
It's time: Netflix is back with the next entry in its line of Marvel-character TV series with Luke Cage, starring Mike Colter and produced by Cheo Hodari Coker. Be quick with your binge, since on...
06:34 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Scientists catch a classic quantum experiment on camera
If you know a bit about quantum physics, you've likely heard of the Schr&ouml;dinger's Cat concept used to explain superpositions: a cat in a box with a poison flask is at once alive and...
06:10 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget China's largest ride-hailing company is investing in bicycles
The largest ride-hailing service in China just made a big investment in a different kind of transportation program: bicycle sharing. According to a report from TechCrunch, DiDi Chuxing is kicking off ...
05:44 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget German cars will share real-time data to help you find parking
However smart your car might be, there's only so much it can tell you by itself. Wouldn't it be nice if cars regularly shared helpful driving info beyond what you offer in mobile apps? Her...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget NASA observes possible water geysers on Europa
Hubble's extended mission continues to pay off: NASA announced today that a team of astronomers using the space telescope have spotted what appear to be plumes of high-altitude water vapor spewin...
04:54 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Satellites could predict the next human-caused earthquake
Back in March, the US Geological Survey (USGS) changed its method of tracking earthquakes to include human-induced seismic activity. Suddenly, Oklahoma looked as tremor-prone as California, mainly due...
04:26 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Why is the Oculus founder trying to bring hateful memes offline?
Online abuse and bullying have existed as long as the internet has, but it's gone mainstream in a big way over the last few years. Perhaps not coincidentally, we've also spent the last year-...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Square is speeding up EMV chip card transactions
Anyone who has encountered a "NO CHIP, PLEASE SWIPE" sign while trying to pay via credit or debit card has probably noticed the switch from magnetic stripes to EMV chips hasn't been the...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Uber explores offering short-hop flights across town
Uber has already resorted to more than one unusual method to get you from one side of town to another, but you haven't seen anything yet. The ridesharing outfit's Jeff Holden tells Recode t...
03:07 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Google's Android/Chrome laptop may be a year away
We've long heard rumors that Google may be merging its Chrome and Android operating systems into a laptop platform, and we're now getting more substantive reports that point to a Q3 2017 tim...
02:40 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Disney is reportedly considering a bid for Twitter
CNBC reported late last week that Google and Salesforce were interesting in buying Twitter. TechCrunch followed that up with its own report that the list of potential buyers included Microsoft and Ver...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget The Philadelphia 76ers just bought a pair of eSports teams
The Philadelphia 76ers' ownership group announced on Monday that it has acquired two eSports teams, Team Apex and Team Dignatas, and will merge them into a single organization under the Dignatas ...
01:57 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Google's 4K Chromecast emerges in an image leak
Those rumors of a 4K-capable Chromecast dongle just got more substantial. Evan Blass (who has a knack for accurate leaks) has posted an image of what he says is the Chromecast Ultra. The device itse...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget The best GPS running watch
By Jim McDannaldThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.We've run with more than 20 GPS running wat...
01:05 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget How to watch tonight's US presidential debate
So you're determined to watch the first of 2016's US presidential debates, but you don't subscribe to TV... or you live in a country that won't have a live broadcast. What to do? R...
12:43 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Apple will start selling Sonos speakers today
Sonos still offers one of the best experiences for those who want to keep music in sync throughout their home. But it's not a brand that everyone knows, and in a place like Best Buy or Target it ...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Fitbit's Charge 2 wearable is now available for $150
It's been almost a month since wearable pioneer Fitbit unveiled a much-needed update to its Charge and Flex ranges, giving them a bunch of aesthetic and functional upgrades in the process. Custom...
12:03 pm -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Plex Cloud lets you dump your home media server
Thanks to streaming, physical formats like CDs and Blu-rays aren't as popular than they once were. Some people choose to sign up for a monthly subscription like Netflix or Spotify, while others t...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Actors are now virtually immortal in California
Someone once said that we're all just meat being shoveled into a grave, but that doesn't really apply to Hollywood actors. That's why the state of California has passed a law barring we...
11:19 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch could soon track your sleep and fitness levels
The Apple Watch is billed as a fitness-focused device, but it doesn't really make sense of fitness data -- you're supposed to interpret the numbers yourself. However, Apple might soon give ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget PlayStation 4 Slim review: Wait for the PS4 Pro if you can
After selling over 40 million consoles, Sony is refreshing the PlayStation 4. That starts with the PlayStation 4 Slim, available now for $299, along with the PlayStation VR headset (out next month) an...
10:42 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Alan Turing's groundbreaking synthesizer music restored
Alan Turing is known for a few small achievements, like helping end World War II, laying the groundwork for modern computers and developing the "Turing test" for machine intelligence. You ma...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Pluto may have a 60 mile deep liquid water ocean
We used to think of Pluto a remote frigid rock, but since the New Horizons visit, it's vying for the title of the solar system's most interesting (ex-) planet. An earlier study showed that i...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Run fast enough and Strava will give you free sneakers
Strava is one of the few fitness apps that hasn't been bought by a sportswear company. Maybe that's why it's happy handing out footwear to anyone who can complete its "Back Half Ch...
09:38 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Trump's nationwide Snapchat filter snipes at 'Crooked Hillary'
Social networks have become an extremely important medium for getting younger generations engaged in politics, but they are also proving to be the perfect forum for playground tactics. Snapchat's...
09:20 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget How Fox Sports is bringing augmented reality to NFL games
By Mark SpoonauerAs a tech nerd and a New York Giants fan, I couldn't help but geek out during the recent Giants-Cowboys game. Fox Sports debuted a new kind of augmented-reality graphics package ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Roku's new players start at $30, make 4K and HDR more affordable
You'd think that there would be no surprises left for Roku's next batch of streaming media players, following a bunch of leaks which revealed plenty of details and some very clear photos. Bu...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Roku's new players start at $30, making 4K and HDR more affordable
You'd think that there would be no surprises left for Roku's next batch of streaming media players, following a bunch of leaks which revealed plenty of details and some very clear photos. Bu...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Roku's new players start at $30, and they make 4K and HDR cheaper
You'd think that there would be no surprises left for Roku's next batch of streaming media players, following a bunch of leaks which revealed plenty of details and some very clear photos. Bu...
08:13 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' novel in the works by 'World War Z' author
With Microsoft's billions behind it, Minecraft's momentum is showing no signs of slowing. The game now supports VR and has lets players fine-tune their worlds with Add-Ons, the movie has a r...
07:17 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Researchers think chaos theory can get us past Moore's Law
Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, believed that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every year or two. And, to his credit, that rule pretty much held out between 1965 and ...
06:31 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Bloodhound's land speed record revived by Chinese car giant
Bloodhound will, eventually, maybe, probably attempt to break the world land speed record next year. The project has been hit by countless delays, but new funding announced in July has, the team insis...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget GOG adds 'Hotline Miami' and other Steam games to your library
GOG is extending its efforts to liberate your games from Steam's copyright protection. Alongside a back-to-school sale, the online game store is expanding its GOG Connect effort to cover 17 more...
04:29 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Facial recognition will find your disappointing sex-cam double
Using your face to unlock your smartphone, or seeing Google or Facebook's algorithms identify your friends and family proves that facial recognition tech can be useful. But where there's a w...
02:59 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget SpaceX test-fires 'Raptor' rocket that will take humans to Mars
SpaceX has done its first test of the Raptor rocket engine that will take humans to Mars as early as 2024, Elon Musk said in a series of tweets. It was fired at the company's McGregor, Texas faci...
02:12 am -04 - Mon, September 26, 2016
Engadget Tanzania charges man with 'insulting' its leader on WhatsApp
Attempts to clamp down on free speech online aren't just limited to public social network posts. Tanzania has charged five men with insulting President John Magufuli on social networks, one of wh...
10:52 pm -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget The US' TV energy ratings don't reflect the real world
If you were hoping that your new, energy-efficient TV might help save the planet (and your power bill), you're in for bad news. Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group...
09:26 pm -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget A 'Fruit Ninja' movie might really happen
Now that the Angry Birds movie has proven to be a financial success, other studios want in on the mobile-games-as-movies trend. New Line Cinema has secured the rights to a Fruit Ninja movie already i...
08:02 pm -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget Hubble study helps explain the heyday of galaxy formation
The Hubble Space Telescope still isn't done giving up secrets of the early universe. Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered that a patch of 10 ...
06:31 pm -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget Security writer recovers from massive revenge cyberattack
Journalists are no stranger to making enemies bent on retaliation. However, it's becoming increasingly difficult to survive that retaliation in internet era... just ask security writer Brian Kre...
04:59 pm -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' October updates are big deals for tweakers and VR
Minecraft is close to some updates that could seriously alter how you play if you like to mess with game mechanics... or simply immerse yourself in a virtual world. An upgrade arriving October 18th f...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget Google internet balloon uses AI to stay in place for weeks
When Google first introduced Project Loon, its internet balloons used static algorithms to change altitude and stay in position. While clever, they were limited -- Google couldn't do much to ada...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget Fender's FXA2 in-ear monitors sound great onstage and off
When you think "Fender," your brain conjures up images of guitars, of long-haired tattooed musicians exploding into ear-piercing solos. It's an appropriate assessment -- the Stratocaste...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck'sPokmon Go survival kit
The team responds to the Pok&eacute;mon Go craze, taking your suggestions to create an improved Pok&eacute;mon Trainer experience. Ben, Felix and Karen join forces to design and build a smartp...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget After Math: Tinder profile make-overs and one-terabyte SD cards
Is your new iPhone hissing? Is your replacement Galaxy Note not exploding? Regardless, we shall begin. This week we saw plenty of new (and old-school) cameras at Photokina, one editor tried to improve...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget Amsterdam's autonomous canal boats, and more in the week that was
Hydrogen-powered cars and planes are on the rise, and this week Germany announced plans to launch the world's first completely hydrogen-powered passenger train in 2017. In other transportation ne...
06:48 am -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget Clinton tech says he warned of email server violations in 2009
The FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server continues to turn up important new details. Reuters has found interview summaries showing that Bryan Pagliano, a technici...
01:11 am -04 - Sun, September 25, 2016
Engadget Hacker faces 20 years in prison for helping ISIS
The US just broke new ground in its bid to fight pro-terrorist hackers. A judge has sentenced Kosovo citizen Ardit Ferizi to 20 years in prison for hacking a US company in order to collect informatio...
11:05 pm -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget CBS News will feature Instagram Stories in debate coverage
Monday's US Presidential debates are shaping up to be the most easily streamable live TV in history, with options ranging from Twitter and YouTube to Facebook Live and Snapchat. Not wanting to be...
09:38 pm -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget Chromebooks now have an easy time running Android apps
You no longer have to be an early adopter to run Android apps on a Chromebook. Google has released a stable version of Chrome OS that includes Google Play Store access in beta, giving you the opportu...
08:07 pm -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget iTunes 'Spoken Editions' podcasts will read you written news
It looks like Apple is getting ready to launch a new iTunes offering, and someone pulled the trigger a bit too early. TechCrunch has spotted podcasts branded "Spoken Editions" on the service...
06:39 pm -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget Many recovered Clinton emails won't go public before election
Hope you aren't waiting for the State Department to publish every last document from Hillary Clinton's private email server before making a voting decision -- you're going to be disappo...
05:10 pm -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving car is the victim in a serious crash
Google's self-driving cars don't have a flawless safety record, but it's clearer than ever that careless human drivers remain the greater threat. A commercial van running a red light s...
04:15 pm -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget Six sun-powered ships
By Cat DiStasioThe vast majority of boats rely on fossil fuels that tax the environment. Fortunately, alternative energy is on the rise in the marine world, and solar-powered ships are prepared to sai...
03:02 pm -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget SpaceX thinks Falcon 9 blew up due to a helium system breach
SpaceX is still in the midst of examining every video, audio and image of the September 1st Falcon 9 explosion, but it's already found one possible explanation for the unfortunate event. Accordin...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget A love letter to my Philips Wake-up Light
You know what's easier than getting me to wake up? Raising the dead and the Titanic at the same damn time. You'd have thought that going to bed earlier each night, quitting bacon and using t...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: A closer look at Nike's self-lacing shoes
The Secret Lab WhereNike Invented thePower-Lacing Shoeof Our DreamsScott Eden,WiredNike announced this week that it's self-lacing HyperAdapt shoes will go on sale November 28th. They're sure...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget At Photokina, camera makers carve out their territory
Let this sink in: Since 2010, digital camera sales have fallen from around 120 million to 40 million units. The main reason, obviously, is that consumers can fulfill most of their photography needs wi...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Animals can communicate better than we'd realized
Today on In Case You Missed It: We are adding horses to the list of animals who can communicate via some form of symbolic language, now that researchers taught a group of horses how to understand thre...
07:18 am -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget Smart's diminutive vehicles will all have EV options in 2017
Smart's teeny-tiny and highly parkable vehicles aren't exactly known for their highway speeds, but they do make sensible grocery-getters for city folk with limited space. So it makes sense t...
03:32 am -04 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Engadget iOS 10.0.2 update fixes bugs in headphones, Photos
Even if you've already updated to iOS 10, Apple has released its first official update for its mobile/TV operating system. Bugs that could shut down the Photos app when turning on iCloud Photo Li...
11:50 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Google Hangouts adds emoticon shortcuts for easy table-flipping
The latest version of Google Hangouts for Android adds something clever to your chatting experience: 20 new hidden emoticon shortcuts so you can properly express all those shruggie feelings and table-...
10:58 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Google Home is rumored to cost $130
Google Home, the latest entrant in the voice-activated-assistant race, will cost $130 and include the colorful base options shown off at the company's I/O conference in May, according to Android ...
10:47 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Snapchat to release $130 camera-equipped Spectacles this fall
Yes, the Snapchat Spectacles are real, and company chief Evan Spiegel presented them to a small group of people today. That's where he also revealed that the company has been rebranded and rename...
10:24 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Oculus founder responds to 'Nimble America' political controversy
Last night The Daily Beast reported that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is the "NimbleRichMan" behind a group of Donald Trump supporters pushing anti-Hillary Clinton memes, and now Luckey has ...
09:46 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget iHeartRadio plays catch-up with on-demand music
Although it was born out of terrestrial radio, iHeartRadio has been working hard to go beyond just streaming FM stations to your phone or Apple TV. The company set its sights on streaming services lik...
08:59 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget 'Spectacles by Snapchat' leak shows camera-equipped sunglasses
As if a report that Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel had been spotted wearing a pair of camera-packing sunglasses wasn't enough, now Business Insider says it has an ad or demo video showing the product....
07:27 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget %PublicAcces-21475082%
...
06:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's Android TV box showed up at a Walmart for $69
It looks like you may be able to check out Google's Android TV soon. Since Xiaomi's Mi Box was announced at Google I/O this year, multiple reports have speculated that the company's set...
06:07 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget LGBTQ site AfterEllen struck down by cruel modern media climate
The website AfterEllen went live in 2002, producing content for and written by lesbian and bisexual women. Since then, other sites like Autostraddle launched aimed at a similar audience and mainstream...
05:42 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Jawbone dropped by customer service provider for failure to pay
It's been a rough year for Jawbone. A few months back, the company had reportedly halted production on new fitness trackers, and was said to be selling itself off after missing a payment to a cre...
05:40 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Intergalactic, planetary
Happy Friday Public Access Weekly readers! This week brought us a Yahoo hack, an alleged Google Pixel leak, and a 'Ghost in the Shell' teaser. For those of you trying to avoid more details a...
05:17 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget DirecTV Now streaming rumored to supplant satellite by 2020
AT&amp;T is planning to release a DirecTV-branded streaming video service later this year, but according to Bloomberg, it also expects for that to become its primary video platform soon. Earlier t...
04:53 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Google might introduce another WiFi router on October 4th
We're less than two weeks away from Google's big fall event in San Francisco, and we already have a good idea of what to expect -- Pixel-branded smartphones, maybe Google Home, maybe a 4K-ca...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget The FBI recommends you cover your laptop's webcam, for good reason
FBI director James Comey recently recommended that we all cover our webcams with tape for security reasons. Comey believes that doing so is a simple step for people to "take responsibility for t...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget A tech accelerator grows in Brooklyn
At its peak, the Brooklyn Navy Yard employed as many as 70,000 people, building maritime vessels like the USS Maine, Missouri and Monitor. Military shipbuilding isn't coming back to Brooklyn anyt...
03:31 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7s can be charged to 80 percent
If you've failed to heed the warnings of Samsung and government regulators, it looks like you can now charge those recalled Note 7 batteries to 80 percent. The phones were recalled globally earli...
03:31 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7s can be charged to 80 percent (updated)
If you've failed to heed the warnings of Samsung and government regulators, it looks like you can now charge those recalled Note 7 batteries to 80 percent. The phones were recalled globally earli...
03:02 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget UPS testing drones to deliver emergency medical supplies
Remember when Amazon announced Prime Air drone delivery back in 2013? Following the excited hubbub, other services including UPS scrambled to try out competitive airbone services. But then everyone ra...
02:37 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Xbox controller support is coming to Samsung's Gear VR headset
Last month, Microsoft announced plans to bring Xbox Wireless tech to PCs and other gaming accessories starting with Lenovo's IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. Today, the company went a step further with cont...
02:14 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Uber brings safety selfies to the US
Uber's security chief is worried about safety on Uber rides, specifically about making sure that your driver is who they say they are. That's why Joe Sullivan has announced that the firm is ...
01:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Here's what your next Roku streaming boxes will look like
After releasing a cheap, updated streaming stick to great reviews, it was only a matter of time before Roku officially revealed updates for the rest of its line-up. This is not that time. Dave Zatz (w...
01:27 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Law enforcement may target hate crime by analyzing Twitter
Cardiff University is currently working on a project to let law enforcement scan social media to identify outbreaks of hate crime. According to the Financial Times (subscription required), this $800,0...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch Series 2 review (as written by a marathoner)
When the Apple Watch first came out last year, Engadget published not one but two reviews. There was the "official" review, which provided an overview of the device's features and, more...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Safety Check was activated by protesters in Charlotte
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the company was working on a way for users to activate its Safety Check feature back in August. During this week's protests in Charlotte, North Carolina...
12:17 pm -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget The best laptop stands
By Kimber StreamsThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.If you spend hours every day hunched over a laptop at yo...
11:55 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Fotr takes you back to photography's bad old days
Before digital, photographers of all calibers had to be careful, since there were several limits imposed on what they could do. For instance, you only had a limited number of exposures per reel and yo...
11:34 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget NSA operative might have accidentally leaked its hacking tools
American authorities are still digging into how a set of NSA's hacking tools landed in the hands of a group called Shadow Brokers who then leaked them online. According to Reuters, they're n...
11:11 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Apple moving forward with smart speaker to rival Echo
Back in May, reports surfaced that Apple was working on a device that would rival Amazon's Echo speakers. In fact, those rumors indicated that Tim Cook &amp; Co. had been working on the gadge...
10:57 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget A first look at Sony's full-frame A99 II
In the last year alone, Sony launched three major E-mount cameras, the full-frame A7S II and A7R II, along with the A6300 -- all impressive mirrorless models. So you might think it was losing interest...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Huge DDoS attack takes down popular security researcher's site
Just a few weeks after helping to bust some of the biggest cyberattack sellers on the web, security researcher Brian Krebs' popular site, KrebsOnSecurity, has been knocked offline by a distribute...
10:24 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Engadget's guide to the 2016 presidential candidates
In 2016 America will elect a new president -- and we're about to hit the most intense part of the campaign, with three debates coming up between now and election day.After eight years in office B...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, Ep 7: Firestarter
Managing editor Dana Wollman, senior editor Nathan Ingraham and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join guest host Devindra Hardawar to discuss Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall, Uber's self-driving c...
09:47 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget The Puerto Rico blackout, from space
A fire at a power plant in Puerto Rico left almost 1.5 million homes and businesses without power on Wednesday night. On the ground, businesses were forced to close, and traffic ground to a halt as li...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Google is reportedly interested in buying Twitter
In recent months, Twitter has come in for all sorts of criticism over how it runs the company. With growth flat, profits continuing to fall and negative reactions from users over how it's combati...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: All aboard the hydrogen fuel cell train!
Today on In Case You Missed It: A French company just introduced a hydrogen fuel cell train that it plans to install on a line in Germany in 2017. The train can carry 300 passengers reaching speeds of...
09:15 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget YouTube Gaming to air weekly live show with Geoff Keighley
Video game journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley is teaming up with YouTube for a new live show. It'll be broadcast every Thursday at 8pm ET/5pm PT under the YouTube Gaming banner (presumably, ...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget UK broadband customers also affected by Yahoo hack
Yahoo might not be quite as big in the UK as it is in the US, but that doesn't mean the shockwaves from the company's enormous hack won't be felt on the both sides of the Atlantic. In t...
08:15 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Bumble will verify profiles by asking users to take selfies
Bumble, a dating service that you can also use to find new BFFs, has launched an unorthodox verification process specifically designed to prevent catfishing. It won't just ask you to click a link...
07:25 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Google's AI is getting really good at captioning photos
It's great to be an AI developer right now, but maybe not a good time to have a job that can be done by a machine. Take image captioning -- Google has released its "Show and Tell" algor...
06:29 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Mysterious Apple device surfaces in FCC filing
What is the A1844? We don't know, but an FCC filing for the Apple-built hardware popped up, revealing a few interesting details that raise more questions than answers. Revealed by the French webs...
05:54 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Brits, say Allo to Google's new messaging app
You might think that between your family thread on Facebook Messenger, your various friend groups on WhatsApp, and the trusted text a few acquaintances still insist on using, you've got all possi...
05:32 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget YouTube Heroes will help keep the website's comments clean
If you've ever ventured into YouTube's comments, you know how nasty things can get. To help it purge all the bad juju the section brings, the video-sharing website is enlisting the help of v...
04:13 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook has been exaggerating video views for two years
So here's a funny thing about Facebook videos: it turns out people actually weren't watching them nearly as much as the social network said. The Wall Street Journal reports that since it int...
04:13 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook has been exaggerating ad video views for two years
So here's a funny thing about Facebook videos: it turns out people actually weren't watching the ads on them nearly as much as the social network said. The Wall Street Journal reports that s...
03:03 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Put your little Guardians to sleep with the 'Destiny' children's book
Days ago, Bungie released its third expansion, Rise of Iron, for its popular MMO shooter Destiny. A new short single-player campaign, multiplayer mode and six-person raid should keep players busy kill...
02:00 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget LinkedIn Learning arrives to build out your 'skills' section
With the ink still drying on Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn, the social network everyone loves to hate is now looking to break into the online education with today's launch of LinkedIn Lea...
01:02 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget Samsung already exchanged half of recalled Galaxy Note 7s
A lot of Note 7 owners don't have to sleep with one eye open anymore, according to Samsung's latest press release. The company says it has already exchanged half of the Galaxy Note 7s sold i...
12:24 am -04 - Fri, September 23, 2016
Engadget 'League of Legends' owners open up revenue streams to pro teams
"We recognize that the current ecosystem isn't consistently profitable yet for team owners or for the league."That's how Riot Games' directors of eSports Jarred "Bradmore...
11:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Oculus founder Palmer Luckey secretly funds pro-Trump 'meme magic'
Just in case you were wondering what Palmer Luckey does with all that Facebook money, a The Daily Beast article reveals what he's been up to lately. The outlet says Luckey confirmed he is behind ...
10:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Japan's LED basketball court looks like a Skrillex fever dream
Japan and high-tech go hand in hand, so it shouldn't be a surprise that its newest basketball court follows that theme to a tee. The hardwood LED court surface is the world's first to be use...
09:36 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Google opens Daydream VR platform to developers
From its debut at Google I/O, Daydream seemed like a much more ambitious smartphone-based VR software platform than the earlier Cardboard system. The countdown clock for the former's public relea...
08:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Deezer's family streaming plan is now available across Europe
Like most streaming services, music or otherwise, Deezer has a family plan that offers enough individual accounts to cover your whole household for a significantly discounted price. This particular su...
07:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Library of Congress repatriates 163,000 files to Afghanistan
The Library of Congress has completed a three-year project to digitize 163,000 documents relating to the cultural history of Afghanistan, and this week officials handed over these hard drives to the A...
07:28 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft: Education Edition' officially arrives in November
After a summer of test runs, the full version of Minecraft: Education Edition will officially launch on November 1st. When it goes live, the service will require a $5 yearly membership per user or a d...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget The CW's shows will be available on streaming devices next week
Reports surfaced in January that CBS and Time Warner were planning a streaming service for The CW network. So far, those plans haven't come to fruition, but starting next week, it'll be a lo...
06:28 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 Maps will show the traffic on your route home
Fans of the Maps app on Windows 10 will have something to look forward to with its latest update. Now, you can see what the roads are like either to home or work (or whatever locations you've lab...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Satellite tracking for airliners may help prevent disappearances
The fact that a passenger airliner can disappear without a trace is still pretty difficult to comprehend. Two companies are looking to bring a new satellite tracking solution to market that they say w...
05:27 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on Sennheiser HD 600 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 atTheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadget...
05:03 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget White House hopes to fight climate change with data sharing
Despite some scary evidence that climate change is affecting weather patterns and even shifting how the Earth moves, 43 percent of Americans wouldn't spend a buck a month to fight it. With Congre...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Sony's Xperia XZ arrives in the US October 2nd for $700
Sony debuted its latest handsets back at IFA and now the duo will soon debut in the US. The flagship Xperia XZ is slated to arrive October 2nd at Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers. Priced at $700 u...
04:13 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon takes aim at Shutterfly with photo printing service
Photo printing is the latest addition to Amazon's slate of services and that's not great news for the likes of Shutterfly. Amazon Prints outputs snapshots for as little as 9 cents each and o...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Tesla sues Michigan over law prohibiting direct sales
Tesla is suing the home of the auto industry. The electric car manufacturer started litigation against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today over a law that prohibits the automaker's direct-sale mo...
03:24 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Kindle for Kids bundle offers children's books for $99
To offer kids a way to read via Kindle, Amazon is back with another $99 bundle. The Kindle for Kids offer combines the latest e-reader with a cover and a "2-year worry-free guarantee." It�...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget How to outsource your love life
It's 5PM on a Friday. I pour myself a glass of three-day-old white wine and wait for my wing woman to call. Her name is Ally. She has a soothing voice and a gentle demeanor. She lives in Temecula...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget The iOS Portrait Mode update is live in public beta
Apple just launched iOS 10 last week, but it's already working full throttle on the next update. Today, Apple made iOS 10.1 available in its public beta program, just one day after launching it f...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Yahoo confirms over 500 million users affected in 2014 breach
Yahoo has confirmed reports that it was the victim of a major hack in late 2014, which has led to some 500 million user accounts being compromised. The story first broke way back in August when a hack...
02:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget The Fitbit Charge 2's upgrades are incremental, but necessary
Fitbit's two-year-old Charge HR has been in dire need of an upgrade, but thankfully the company has finally refreshed its lineup. The new Charge 2 boasts better exercise tracking, more informativ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk to show SolarCity rooftop panels October 28th
We knew that Elon Musk was working on a roof made of solar panels, and now we know when we'll see them: October 28th, according to a tweet from the real life Tony Stark. Assuming San Francisco�...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Hackers allegedly leak First Lady's passport and White House emails
The hacking group that was able to get a hold of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's emails earlier this month is back with a new breach: Emails from a White House staffer Ian Mellul. The ne...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook and Intel reign supreme in 'Doom' AI deathmatch
On the island of Santorini, Greece, a group of AIs has been facing off in an epic battle of Doom.This is VizDoom, a contest born from one man's idea: To improve the state of artificial intelligen...
12:55 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Oakley and Intel's sunglasses put a personal trainer in your ears
Running can be a pretty lonely sport, but you may soon get a companion that's always ready to go. Oakley and Intel teamed up to create a sunglasses-with-smart-earbuds hybrid that will tell you ho...
12:28 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Star and galaxy birth causes giant space blobs' intense glow
A team of scientists have unraveled the secret behind lyman-alpha blobs and their intense glow. These massive clouds of hydrogen gas baffled astronomers from the time they first found out about their ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Build your own Lego drone with these affordable kits
Lego bricks have been the foundation of so many awesome and elaborate creations, it's no wonder people have already had the idea to send them skyward in drone form. But while there are plenty of ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Force your pals to make decisions with Facebook Messenger polls
Instead of having lengthy discussions with your friends on which movie to watch or where to go for brunch, you could just offer them a poll with a list of suggestions. Starting today, you can now do s...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Flywheel's phone-based taxi meter arrives in NYC
Flywheel is giving taxis in New York City the modern touch. The company is bringing its software meter and app-based hailing system to the Big Apple after its initial release in a handful of cities la...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Uber adds an advance booking option in NYC
Hailing an Uber is pretty straightforward. You launch the app, choose a pickup location and hit the "request" button. Easy. Uber's simplicity has been to the detriment of flexibility, h...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget 'Super Mario Maker' for the 3DS only plays in 2D
If you were hoping that the handheld version of Super Mario Maker played in three dimensions, take a seat. Polygon has stumbled across the GameStop listing for the 3DS edition, the box for which comes...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Handmade store comes to Europe
Amazon has become home to millions of products over the years, but hand-crafted items weren't something you'd typically come across. That changed late last year when the online retailer laun...
10:33 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Watch some truly ludicrous kills from 'Dishonored 2'
The original Dishonored was all about choice. Corvo had a mission, but how he completed it was up to you. Battle the guards head on? Slow down time and quietly sneak past them? Or lurk in the shadows ...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger calls look like regular calls on iOS 10
It won't be long before mobile networks become just another dumb pipe through which services are handed down from internet companies. Don't believe us? Then receive a call via the updated Fa...
09:55 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget This giant clock was made by driving 14 trucks in circles
When you're in the business of selling long-distance trucks, it makes a lot of sense to show off how far your vehicles can drive and demonstrate how reliable they can be. Instead of relying on re...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Another thing likely to survive with the cockroaches
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists just mapped the DNA of a microscopic organism that can survive both oxygenless places and the Antarctic. Researchers believe they might help humans survive t...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Stream Android apps on Facebook Live with Bluestacks
Streaming your favorite smartphone apps on Twitch is pretty hard. Through Facebook? Even harder. To simplify the process, Bluestacks is adding a Facebook Live option to its desktop Android emulator. S...
08:45 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget NOAA's solar storm forecasts now show the most affected areas
Solar storms are no joke -- they can knock out power grids and leave entire towns in the dark. Unfortunately, the forecast model the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses only...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Pax returns with its most versatile vaporizer yet
Since the introduction of its original Pax vaporizer in 2012, Pax Labs (formerly Ploom) has been making a name for itself as one of the most intuitive and user-friendly vaporizers on the market. Less ...
07:20 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget The first Xbox One S bundles in the UK are really cheap
Microsoft's Xbox One S is just the right kind of mid-generation hardware update. The neater console, with a better bundled gamepad and 4K Blu-ray drive, is tempting enough without feeling like a ...
07:16 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Earthlings get a chance to own NASA's Golden Records
Back in the 70's, famed astronomer Carl Sagan and a team of scientists and artists put together a collection of golden phonograph records, which were sent to space aboard Voyager 1 and 2. They co...
06:06 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Blizzard finds its 'Overwatch' World Cup teams
Overwatch may only be four months old, but Blizzard's multiplayer shooter has already amassed 15 million players and is gaining a lot interest from eSports fans. Many of the top eSports teams are...
05:01 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Hydrogen fuel cell train offers pollution-free rail trips
Hydrogen fuel cells aren't gaining a huge amount of traction in cars, where there's a steady move toward electric. But what about regional railways, where long ranges and a lack of powered ...
03:51 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Lockheed Martin's bioenergy plant turns waste into clean power
When it's not taking forever to deliver the F&ndash;35 or creating new blimp inspection drones, Lockheed Martin is hard at work finding ways to turn actual trash into useable clean energy. At...
02:35 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Twitter reports increase in info and removal requests for 2016
Twitter has published its transparency report for January to June 2016, and one thing's clear: requests for user info and content removal keep on piling up. The microblogging website received two...
01:19 am -04 - Thu, September 22, 2016
Engadget Scientists use 3D scans to 'unwrap' an ancient scroll
The scientific world is developing a knack for reading texts without opening them. Researchers in Israel and the US have conducted the first "virtual unwrapping" of a heavily damaged scroll...
11:58 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget 'Ghost in the Shell' teasers offer a glitchy look at the Major
We're still not sure if Scarlett Johansson is the best choice to play Major Motoko Kusanagi, but our first look at the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live-action flick is here. Separated into five b...
10:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Pokmon Bank update gives you a multi-game Pokdex
We've known since the game was announced that players would eventually be able to transfer Pok&eacute;mon from older titles to the upcoming Sun and Moon, which will be released on November 18...
09:58 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget NASA wants ideas for how to survive on Mars
Have you been tossing around a practical, well researched idea that could revolutionize space travel, but just don't know how to pitch it to the folks at NASA? You're in luck -- the space ad...
08:52 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Oppo's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming later this year
Lately we've paid more attention to Oppo's mobile devices, but it's still the home of some well-regarded audio/video equipment. The company revealed its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player at...
07:58 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Gawker Media has been renamed 'Gizmodo Media Group'
It's been about a month since Gawker.com shut down, and now the last traces of the site's heritage have been effectively erased. Parent company Univision, which purchased Gawker Media's...
07:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Some Lenovo PCs can't run Linux
Lenovo just can't seem to avoid troubles with its PC firmware. Linux users are worried that some of Lenovo's PCs, such as variants of the Yoga 710 and Yoga 900, aren't allowing them to ...
07:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Some Lenovo PCs can't run Linux (update: Microsoft response)
Lenovo just can't seem to avoid troubles with its PC firmware. Linux users are worried that some of Lenovo's PCs, such as variants of the Yoga 710 and Yoga 900, aren't allowing them to ...
06:37 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen investors sue for another $9 billion in damages
It's been exactly one year since news of Volkswagen's emissions testing scandal broke wide, and the lawsuits keep on coming. Already on the hook for $14.7 billion in one of the largest class...
06:12 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Formula E's New York City race is set for Brooklyn next year
We already knew Forumla E was planning to race in New York City and now we have more details about the event. The all-electric race series announced during a press conference today that the final race...
05:49 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Hulu is planning two VR-only original shows
Hulu's original programming ambitions are well-known at this point, but the company has a plan for a pair of new shows that's both totally expected as well as somewhat unusual. According to ...
05:49 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Hulu is planning two VR-only shows
Hulu's original programming ambitions are well-known at this point, but the company has a plan for a pair of new shows that's both totally expected as well as somewhat unusual. According to ...
05:24 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Adidas shows off the first shoe made at its robot factory
Last last year, Adidas began rolling out its plans for Speedfactory, a set of robot-staffed manufacturing facilities located in Germany and, soon, the US. Today, the sportswear giant revealed the firs...
05:07 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name
Battle.net has been synonymous with Blizzard for most of the game studio's history, and for good reason: from Diablo onward, the online service helped usher in the concept of free, fully-integrat...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Tinder brings swipe judgement to your iMessage conversations
Productivity apps have been trying to improve the hassle of group discussion for years, often by setting up basic "polls" that look more at home in enterprise software. But now you can spice...
04:18 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Oculus' Touch controllers priced at 190 in the UK
If you still haven't figured out why the Oculus Rift sells for a solid $200 less than HTC's Vive, let this be the final word: it's the motion controllers. According to a display in a GA...
03:53 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget 30 minutes with Fujifilm's medium-format mirrorless GFX 50S
Fujifilm made the biggest splash at Photokina with the GFX 50S, a mirrorless camera with a giant sensor stuffed into a fairly compact body. When it arrives early in 2017, the company will be in the we...
03:28 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Tesla edges out Toyota for longest range zero-emission vehicle
We knew Tesla was revving up and adding range to its electric vehicle lineup, but now we have the EPA's official word. The company's top-of-the-line Model S P100D is not only quickest produc...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Democrats slam Republicans fighting the internet handover
If you thought Facebook and Google raised a big fuss over Republican opposition to the US' plan to hand the internet's 'keys' (the authority managing domain name assignments) to an...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Vizio's SmartCast soundbars don't work well with Spotify for now
Vizio's line of SmartCast soundbars and speakers tout Google Cast for wireless audio streaming from a variety of apps. One of those apps is Spotify, a massively popular music streaming service. U...
02:26 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 billion to cure disease
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative last year with his wife, Priscilla Chan, in an effort to try to "advance human potential and promote equality for all children...
02:11 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget The drought-busting balls that don't bust drought
California's water problem is severe. Despite 2016 seeing a distinct improvement in precipitation over previous years, to almost average levels in many areas, much of the state is in extreme drou...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget YouTube has several options for streaming the presidential debates
Similar to the Democratic and Republican conventions a few months back, you'll have a lot of options for streaming the upcoming presidential debtates. YouTube announced today that viewers will be...
01:28 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget North Korea inadvertently reveals its whole internet
There are already plenty of reasons why North Koreans don't go online, whether it's the low standard of living or a highly oppressive government that blocks anything which might challenge it...
01:07 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget 'Water Bear' protein could shield human DNA from radiation
Tardigrades, aka 'water bears,' are microscopic organisms that survive in harsh environments from the antarctic to oxygenless space. They are so robust that Japanese scientists froze a group...
12:48 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Tesla's major Autopilot update starts rolling out today
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to announce the latest update to his company's EVs will begin rolling out tonight. We've heard quite a lot about the "major overhaul" that ...
12:26 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget A first look at Nikon's KeyMission 360 VR action camera
Nikon may have pro photographers in the bag with its line of DSLRs, but the point-and-shoot market has all but disappeared, leaving in its wake action cams from GoPro and others. This year at Photokin...
12:03 pm -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Twitter will livestream the US Presidential debates
Twitter made it a point to livestream the Democratic and Republican national conventions, and it's keeping up that trend of political involvement now that it's debate season. The social net...
11:47 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Google stores 'transient' Allo messages until you delete them
Back when Google first announced its brand-new chat app Allo, the company told The Verge it would only store messages "transiently," not indefinitely. But since May, when the app was first a...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Would Apple really buy supercar maker McLaren?
Apple's automotive plans might not be as grand as they used to be, but that isn't ruling out some bold moves. Financial Times sources claim that Apple is considering a major stake in superca...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Would Apple really buy supercar maker McLaren? (update: Lit Motors too)
Apple's automotive plans might not be as grand as they used to be, but that isn't ruling out some bold moves. Financial Times sources claim that Apple is considering a major stake in superca...
11:16 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Google's mobile search results now show fast-loading sites
Chug a Mountain Dew, turn that thrash metal up to 11 and grab your smartphone, because it's time to get AMP'd. Cringeworthy play on words aside, you'll now find Accelerated Mobile Pages...
10:54 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Sega harnesses nostalgia to sell you 'Sonic Mania'
Ever since, uh, 1995, it's been a hard few years for Sonic The Hedgehog fans as we're promised a new game that'll remedy all those past transgressions. In order to commemorate the origi...
10:33 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget A closer look at Olympus' OMD-EM II flagship mirrorless camera
Is Olympus hampered by its micro four-thirds sensor when mirrorless rivals have APS-C and Fujifilm just launched a medium-format camera? I had a look at the company's new OMD-EM1 Mark II flagship...
10:12 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Curt Schilling to repay a fraction of $75 million game loan
The saga of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's 38 Studios, the state of Rhode Island and an awful lot of money might finally be over. At the end of July, it was announced that 38 Stud...
09:51 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Europe's free roaming law won't have time limits
The European Union is back with a second shot at a free roaming plan... and while it addresses key complaints, it's raising concerns of its own. The newly proposed rules would ditch the unpopular...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: In the future, rooms will read your emotions
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Lab created a wireless detector that can read whether people are excited, happy, angry or sad by checking their breathing and...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget The CoWatch brings Amazon's Alexa to your wrist starting today
Amazon hasn't dared to make a smartwatch of its own yet, but it might not have to when companies like iMCO have shoehorned Alexa into a wearable themselves. See, iMCO and the ex-Googlers working ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Fujifilm and Michael Kors made a fashionable instant camera
Fashion designer Michael Kors wants to make a mark on the tech world. Less than a month after the debut of his brand's Access Android Wear watches, a new product is being born from partnership wi...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Pokmon chief says Nintendo's NX is both handheld and console
The head of The Pok&eacute;mon Company has let slip that his outfit is working on a pocketable monster title for Nintendo's NX. Given that TPC is part-owned by the Japanese gaming giant, he&#...
07:40 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Dropbox's Mac app is now clearer about what it can access
After concerns were raised over how its app had gained elevated privileges on users' Macs, Dropbox moved quickly to put people's minds at rest. Desktop developer Ben Newhouse acknowledged th...
06:45 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Google and other tech titans pledge to help refugees
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other big tech corporations have joined hands with the White House to help refugees across the globe. They were among the members of the private sector that an...
05:50 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Virtually race against friends on Nautilus' latest treadmill
When I'm running, topless, in my high-rise New York apartment, I often wonder: what are my friends doing? Are they on a treadmill right now? And if they are, why don't we just run together, ...
04:29 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Tumblr on desktop plays nicely with Apple's Live Photos
Tumblr's website is now almost as Live Photo-friendly as its iOS app. The microblogging social network has finally added support for Apple's animated image format on desktop, nine months aft...
02:57 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Google Maps' shining blue beam guides Android users' travels
Google has replaced the tiny Maps arrow on Android with something that can better represent the way you're facing. When you fire up the updated app, you'll now see a blue beam that shines to...
12:58 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Control this smart candle's real flame with your smartphone
Do you like the thought of smart lighting, but think that LED bulbs are a little too modern? No? Well, LuDela has a compromise regardless. It's introducing a namesake smart candle that has you co...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget Allo brings Google's 'Assistant' to your phone today
If you're going to unveil a new messaging app, it had better do something unique. At this point, finding a place amongst entrenched options like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and iMessage is not a...
12:00 am -04 - Wed, September 21, 2016
Engadget The SproutsIO smart microgarden nurtures your inner botanist
I'm not good at remembering to water my one houseplant. I know I'm not alone -- the phrase "black thumb" exists for a reason. And if some of us can't even manage something as ...
11:42 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Nike's self-lacing HyperAdapt shoes go on sale November 28th
Nike designer Tinker Hatfield promised us power-lacing shoes to mimic the kicks from Back to the Future in 2016, and now we know what day they'll go on sale. The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be avail...
10:37 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Google's Android search may drop the 'Now on Tap' name
Google signaled that its Google Now branding was on the way out when it unveiled Assistant in May, and it now looks like the company is determined to erase whatever traces were left. The team at 9to5...
09:54 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Netflix aims to fill half its catalogue with original shows
Netflix would have launched up to 600 hours of original programming by the end of 2016, but that's apparently nowhere near enough the company's goal. According David Wells, its CFO, Netflix ...
09:13 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Polaroid's digital camera with inkless printing ships in October
Despite recent experiments with photography apps and, uh, smart TVs, Polaroid is still making new cameras that print physical photos on the spot. To build on the success of its inkless instamatic Snap...
08:37 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Fizzics' new beer system is cheaper, smaller and easier to use
When we first tasted beers from Fizzics' countertop "draught" system last summer, we weren't expecting the device to live up to its lofty claims. The company promises to turn your ...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Spiri is an EV-only ridesharing service where you're the driver
Here comes another entrant into the ride-sharing ring: Denmark's Spiri. What separates this one is the company has developed its own fleet of electric vehicles for use, which were unveiled today....
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Transit's app now tells you when to hurry for the bus
Sure, your existing phone apps can tell you when to catch the bus and when to hop off, but public transportation fans know that's only half the story. What if the driver is quicker than you expe...
06:52 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget AT&T's Project AirGig could be a wireless alternative to fiber
Bringing gigabit internet to rural areas is usually an expensive proposition -- but soon, it might not be. AT&amp;T Labs today announced Project AirGig, a new wireless internet delivery system tha...
06:28 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Time's Life VR immerses you in documentaries
There's a certain detachment to watching a conventional documentary. You may understand and appreciate what you're seeing, but you'll never quite get a sense of what it was like to be t...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget IBM and MIT team up to help AI see and hear like humans
Autonomous robots and other AI systems still don't do a great job of understanding the world around them, but IBM and MIT think they can do better. They've begun a "multi-year" par...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Samsung's replacement Galaxy Note 7s will be in stores tomorrow
More than 500,000 replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones have landed in the United States and been shipped to stores across the country, meaning anyone in need of a non-explosive device can get one tomorrow...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Amazon algorithms don't usually get you the best price
Have you noticed that Amazon's searches and recommendations tend to steer you toward its own products and partners, rather than whatever happens to be the best deal? You're not alone. ProPu...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Amazon algorithms don't usually get you the best price (updated)
Have you noticed that Amazon's searches and recommendations tend to steer you toward its own products and partners, rather than whatever happens to be the best deal? You're not alone. ProPub...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Canon makes big strides with its fast-focusing mirrorless M5
Canon's 24.2-megapixel M5 is its best mirrorless camera yet, but is that enough? The company is playing to its strengths by giving the new model classic Canon DSLR-like styling and, finally, a 2....
05:06 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Hackers were able to remotely control a moving Tesla Model S
A team of researchers from China's Keen Security Lab were able to remotely hack into a Tesla Model S by exploiting the vehicle's in-car web browser. While the Keen group worked closely with ...
04:46 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Firefox adds a 'Narrate' mode to take your eyes off the screen
Mozilla's latest Firefox adds a couple new and refined features intended to improve the time you spend reading online. While Firefox released an ad-stripping, layout-simplifying Reader Mode way b...
04:28 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Hillary Clinton email operator may have asked Reddit for help
When you're involved with a highly sensitive (and possibly illegal) IT operation, it's generally a bad idea to post on social networks about it... and one man is learning that the hard way. ...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Paid streaming services provide a big boost to the music industry
Streaming continues to play a bigger role in music industry revenue and now it's starting to provide some real help offsetting declining album sales in the US. In its mid-year report, the Recordi...
03:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Dark Sky's hyperlocal weather app is now available on the web
Four-year-old mobile weather app Dark Sky is mostly known for two things: its beautifully rendered radar maps and startlingly accurate hyperlocal weather predictions. The latter was Dark Sky's ki...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's sketch-ready Yoga Book ships on October 17th
When we first got our hands on Lenovo's Yoga Book tablet, we found it to be more than just a Microsoft Surface imitator. The freeform touch field might make typing a bit to get used to, but it�...
03:02 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Google brings natural language search to Drive
Starting today, Google Drive features Natural Language Processing to make it even easier to find that buried spreadsheet or long-lost docs. Taking a page from its Google Assistant playbook, the search...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget WatchESPN's live and on-demand streaming arrives on PS4
Rejoice, sports and console gaming fans: ESPN's self-titled streaming app WatchESPN is now available on the PlayStation 4. According to the network, subscribers can now access ESPN's live an...
02:27 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Instagram's 'Save Draft' feature is now available for everyone
Unlike Snapchat's unpolished zaniness, Instagram's tools and tone skewed users to share more curated photos. But since it didn't save your photos midway through adding the right filters...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Nike and EA bring back 1994 with 16-bit soccer shoes
Every year since 1994, EA Sports has added a new game to its FIFA video game line-up. Next week marks the release of FIFA 17, its 24th instalment, and to celebrate, the company has teamed up with Nike...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget ABC signs Facebook deal to livestream 2016 presidential debates
When ABC started experimenting with online streaming of the Democratic and Republican national conventions on Facebook this summer, they got a whopping 28 million video views. Whether that was an infl...
01:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Graphene key to promising treatment for spinal cord injuries
Graphene seems to have almost limitless potential, from making better batteries to night-vision windshields and microscopic sensors. And now, a team at Rice University has shown the material could be ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget macOS Sierra review: Mac users get a modest update this year
This is almost like part two of my macOS Sierra review. I had a chance to test Apple's newest desktop operating system at the beginning of the summer, just before it was released in a public beta...
12:56 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Apple's macOS Sierra is now available for download
If you skipped the beta releases, today's the day you can put Siri to work on a Mac. Apple's latest desktop operating system, macOS Sierra, is now available for download. While the new versi...
12:35 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Making Karma: Behind the scenes with GoPro's camera drone
A typical GoPro camera launch is much how you'd imagine it to be: Extreme sport athletes perform for the press at a beautiful outdoorsy location. But where I am today is not a typical GoPro launc...
12:26 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Leica's Sofort instant camera is better than it looks
A $300 Leica? An instant Leica? Strange things are afoot. We were a little taken aback by the announcement of the Sofort, a $300 instant camera from the storied German camera brand. It doesn't lo...
12:04 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget MakerBot's Replicator Mini is designed for classrooms
More and more classrooms today are getting into 3D printing, and MakerBot wants to be there for them. It's taken its Replicator Mini printer, which was a surprising hit in schools, and made it fa...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Vodafone now blocks unwanted calls before they reach you
Nuisance callers are having a tough time of it already this year, with Ofcom banning them from withholding numbers and helping to create a simple, text registration option for the UK's leave-me-a...
11:50 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp adds user mentions so you can't ignore group chats
Anyone who has been included in a group chat knows how annoying they can be. You end up muting the thread to keep the notifications from driving you crazy. Sometimes you do need to see a message and W...
11:22 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget MakerBot's Replicator promises bigger, faster 3D prints
MakerBot has had its fair share of woes lately, but the company isn't slowing down. It's launching a whole bunch of products, including a printer, revamped software and new materials. The Re...
11:22 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Hasselblad's V1D camera concept is a modular dream
With Project Ara, Google learned how to build a modular smartphone, and then discovered that nobody actually wants one. Cameras are different, though -- photographers love to accessorize with battery ...
11:06 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Sainsbury's to close its digital entertainment business
First it was Tesco, now it's Sainsbury's. The British supermarket will soon be closing its streaming and digital storefront services, called Entertainment on Demand collectively. These cover...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Sport courtesy of F-Secure!
The world is burgeoning with IoT devices and we're in a state of constant connectivity. Occasionally hopping on random WiFi networks isn't unheard of and checking in on your home via interne...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget China's first space station will burn up in late 2017
Officials in China have conceded that Tiangong-1, the nation's first space station, has now settled into a decaying orbit. That's a sanitized, polite way of saying that the 18,753 pound craf...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Microsoft hopes AI will find better cancer treatments
Google isn't the only tech giant hoping that artificial intelligence can aid the fight against cancer. Microsoft has unveiled Project Hanover, an effort to use AI for both understanding and trea...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget MIT 'radio' uses wireless signals to identify emotions
You can lie to your partner, your best friends and even your mom, but you can't lie to EQ-Radio. It's a device out of MIT"s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) that...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Finally, cars can finally morph into robots!
Today on In Case You Missed It: A Turkish company says that for millions of dollars, it'll make you your very own Autobot (called a LeTrons) and while whether the car is actually driveable may be...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Finally, cars can morph into robots!
Today on In Case You Missed It: A Turkish company says that for millions of dollars, it'll make you your very own Autobot (called a LeTrons) and while whether the car is actually driveable may be...
09:12 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Comcast will launch its own wireless service next year
Rumors have suggested a WiFi-powered wireless service from Comcast for years, and today at a Goldman Sachs event its CEO confirmed the move. Brian Roberts said that by mid-2017 Comcast will launch a w...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Land that Tinder match with your favorite Spotify track
If you, single person, often find yourself nostalgic for the bygone days of MySpace profile songs*, Tinder and Spotify would like to get you back in the mood with their latest collaboration. Starting ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Canary's Flex is a small, weatherproof security camera
Security cameras are slowly making their way out of your house and onto your porches and yards. Canary is following the footsteps of rival Nest by launching a new, smaller weatherproof camera called t...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget A bike accident left him paralyzed; electricity let him ride again
During a prerun of the Baja 1000, one of the world's most treacherous off-road races, Michael McClellan rode his dirt bike out to the front. He traversed the rough terrain of Mexico's northw...
08:29 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget SanDisk outs the 'world's first' 1TB SD card
If you handle a lot of 4K video, you'll know that most available SD cards will struggle to handle all of your high-quality footage. The two-year old SanDisk 512GB SD card might take the edge off ...
07:42 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget This might be the last Microsoft Nokia phone
Microsoft's association with the Nokia brand has been especially turbulent, but it appears the company has one last hurrah for its feature phone business. Today, it announced the Nokia 216, a Ser...
06:27 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget League of Legends' creators made a board game
Riot Games is best known for League of Legends and now the developer-publisher is pushing into board games. Mechs Vs. Minions is the studio's debut effort, and it features miniatures, a modular b...
05:40 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Oculus Rift now available in UK stores
At long last, you can walk into a store and buy the Oculus Rift in the UK. The high-end VR headset has been a long time coming, what with the numerous shipping delays for pre-order customers. Last mon...
05:23 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Kodak's latest 4K action camera captures VR-ready video by itself
The Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K action camera had a branding problem. Yes, you could shoot 360-degree videos, but they weren't spherical -- you needed two cameras to do that, which made it less-than-pr...
04:18 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Leaked Google Pixel phones might look familiar
In just a couple of weeks, we could have our first official look at Google's renamed flagship phones, so brace yourself for leaks and unofficial revelations. Take for instance, these images poste...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget HTC's Desire 10 phones make mid-range power feel more premium
The last time we saw a new Desire phone, HTC had basically speckled it with paint in the name of fashion. We can't blame them -- the effect was pretty damned cool -- but now the company is trying...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget Opera's VPN-equipped browser is now available to everyone
You no longer have to grab test software to try Opera's VPN-toting web browser. The company has released the finished version of Opera 40 for desktops, which revolves around a free virtual privat...
01:35 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget US government outlines its policy on self-driving cars
It's not out of the realm of possibility for fully self-driving cars to hit public roads in the next few years, what with Google, Tesla, Uber and other big-name companies working on the technolog...
12:07 am -04 - Tue, September 20, 2016
Engadget The all-electric Chevy Bolt costs $30,000
Chevy has hemmed and hawed over the ins and outs of its Bolt electric vehicle's pricing, but now we have some specifics. Driving one off the lot with the "well equipped" LT trim package...
11:43 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Adult Swim streams 'Space Ghost' episodes for free
Over the weekend, one of the people behind Adult Swim's Space Ghost Coast to Coast cartoon passed away, and the network has decided to honor his memory by making episodes of the show available fo...
09:13 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Google's likely Pixel phone event is happening October 4th
Hot on the heels of rumors and whispers aplenty, Google is sending out invites to an October 4th event that's expected to reveal, in full, new flagship Android phones, likely tagged with its Pixe...
09:08 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Dutch sports authority may track hooligans by fingerprint, GPS
When football fans get violent and charged with "hooliganism," they wind up getting prohibited from their team stadiums for a time to prevent more mayhem. But the current system of manually ...
07:54 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget GoPro sets the standard for action cameras with the Hero5
Today was a busy day for GoPro. Along with revealing its much-anticipated first drone, known as the Karma, the company also introduced two new action cameras. Both the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session ar...
07:46 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Labyrinth' 4K, 'NBA 2K17,' 'Mr. Robot'
Welcome to your fall TV season. Now we get to say things like "Lucifer got a second season?" and "Dr. Ken is still on? Good for them!" There's a slew of returning series and a...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Next 'GTA Online' expansion will make a biker out of you
Motorcycle gangs aren't exactly new ground for Grand Theft Auto, sure, but GTA Online will play host to the one percenters in the future. The refreshingly conservatively named "Bikers" ...
06:15 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Here's our first look at Panasonic's video-centric GH5
Panasonic held it's Photokina 2016 press conference today and finally spilled the beans on the 4K GH5, the successor to its popular GH4. The big news was 10-bit 4K capture at up to 60 fps, and ev...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Google's next phones may be much more expensive
For years, Google's reference Android smartphones have been relative bargains. Even the $649 Nexus 6 was a steal considering its then cutting-edge screen. You might have to get used to shelling o...
04:55 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget 'Cards Against Humanity' re-opens STEM scholarship for women
Last year, the wildly popular potty-mouthed card game Cards Against Humanity channeled the profits from its $10 Science Pack into a full-ride college scholarship for women studying science, technology...
04:36 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Samsung shows how to identify safe Galaxy Note 7 models
Samsung has already hinted that there will be easy ways to determine whether or not the Galaxy Note 7 you have in your hand has a safe battery, but it's not leaving anything to chance. The compa...
04:20 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Uber plans Detroit facility so it can collaborate with automakers
Following last week's self-driving car news, Uber is preparing to open a new facility in Detroit. The ride-sharing company revealed a fleet of autonomous Ford Fusions a few days ago that are alre...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget A first look at GoPro's foldable Karma drone
It finally happened. After months of teasing its first drone, GoPro today revealed the Karma. As we mentioned earlier, the quadcopter features a sleek and compact design, with foldable blades that...
03:54 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Facebook snags modular gadget startup Nascent Objects
Google's Project Ara was highly anticipated by consumers excited to upgrade their modular devices over time, but that dream died when the tech giant pulled the plug on the endeavor three weeks ag...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Fence-climbing robot could be priced within your reach
Four-legged, go-anywhere robots aren't really affordable... not unless you're willing to spend as much as you would on a used car, anyway. Ghost Robotics, however, thinks it can do better. I...
02:05 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Olympus' OM-D E-M1 Mark II is all about speed
Olympus is working on a new version of its flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, which sports a high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor that's 3.5 times faster than previous e...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Twitter removes character limit for photos, videos and quotes
Right on schedule, Twitter's long-anticipated announcement goes live today: photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quoted tweets will no longer count towards the 140-character limit. The company is also...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Google Photos intros smart themed movies and faster sharing
Google Photos already makes movies using your photos, but they don't really have that personal touch. Where's that Facebook-style ability to automatically create videos around major life ev...
01:05 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Comcast's Netflix-on-X1 beta test starts rolling out today
It seems odd to hear, but it's real: this week Netflix will start to become available on Comcast cable boxes across the country. Announced a couple of months ago, the partnership is rolling out s...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Google wants to help find your next book to read
It doesn't matter if you've got the biggest or best shop in the world if you can't connect people to the things that they want. It's an issue that Google is hoping to address in it...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Olympus' PEN E-PL8 is a stylish Micro Four Thirds camera
It wasn't too long ago that Olympus introduced its PEN-F camera, and now the company is following that up with a less expensive retro-looking model. Meet the PEN E-PL8, a Micro Four Thirds shoote...
12:46 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget A fleet of self-driving boats will ply Amsterdam's canals next year
Amsterdam's 60 miles of canals cover about a quarter of the city and have helped its citizens get around since the 17th century. While they've matched other trials in self-driving public tra...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget This is GoPro's $799, foldable Karma drone
We knew it was coming, but after being delayed earlier this year, GoPro has finally unveiled its Karma drone. The new quadcopter is sleek, compact and foldable, designed to fit in most any backpack. T...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget GoPro's Hero5 cameras are cloud-connected and natively waterproof
It's no secret that GoPro had a new flagship action camera in the works, but you never know how rumors may pan out. Today, the company officially announced the Hero5 Black, featuring a 2-inch tou...
12:08 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Fujifilm's GFX 50S is a mirrorless camera with a giant sensor
Fujifilm's been trying to take on its rivals by offering larger sensors for better quality pictures, but its latest system takes the cake. The new GFX 50S is the first to use the company's n...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Google Trips is a pocket-sized vacation guide
If you've ever visited a foreign country and realized that you're not quite sure what to do after hitting all the major tourist attractions, the new Google Trips app might be the digital tou...
11:45 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Watch live as GoPro unveils its Karma drone
Earlier this month, GoPro teased that it would soon be introducing its highly anticipated Karma drone. And today, the company is hosting an event in Squaw Valley, California, where it will be showing ...
11:23 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's 'Project Scorpio' games will run in native 4K
You'd be forgiven for doubting that Microsoft's Project Scorpio could really deliver on the promise of 4K gaming. Most PlayStation 4 Pro games won't run in true 4K, and the current wave...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget The best air purifier
By Tim Heffernan, John HolecekThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.After spending 180 hours running t...
10:44 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Airbnb wants to offer travelers more than a place to sleep
Airbnb has been taking tentative steps towards being more than just a vacation rental service -- the company has shown some ambitions to plan entire trips for its users. Today, the company acquired Tr...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Nikon's VR-ready camera arrives in October for $499
Earlier this year, at CES 2016, Nikon took camera fans by surprise with its announcement of the KeyMission 360. But, back then, not many details were shared about the newly minted camera. The company ...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Nikon's VR-ready camera arrives in October for $500
Earlier this year, at CES 2016, Nikon took camera fans by surprise with its announcement of the KeyMission 360. But, back then, not many details were shared about the newly minted camera. The company ...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Sony's A99 II promises fast focus in a full-frame camera
It's been four years since Sony last introduced a flagship-class full-frame camera, but it's finally back with more. Sony is launching the A99 II, a 42.4-megapixel pro cam that incorporates ...
09:22 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi-backed mirrorless camera gives you Leica looks for $330
Xiaomi's camera strategy goes beyond action cams. Its associated Xiaoyi brand is introducing the M1, a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that promises solid performance (not to mention some fam...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Our quick verdict on Apple's AirPods
The fact that they look like Q-tips sticking out of your ears is just the beginning: There are other reasons you might want to think twice about buying Apple's wireless, weird-looking AirPods. Fo...
08:03 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Canada will impose a carbon price to fight climate change
Canada will impose a minimum price on carbon emissions, says the country's environment minister Catherine McKenna. The move is designed to push the nation's 10 provinces into properly regula...
07:45 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Samsung begins replacing Galaxy Note 7 handsets in the UK
Although Samsung acted quickly to stop the bulk of Galaxy Note 7s making their way to consumers before its recall in the UK, units were delivered before the official launch. Now that it's had to ...
07:30 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win an iPhone 7 courtesy of Mobilefun.co.uk
It's that time of year again. Do you upgrade to a new iPhone or hold out for next year's models? Or, do you just let us make that decision for you? Thanks to our friends at Mobilefun.co.uk, ...
07:28 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's GH5 arrives in mid-2017 with 6K video capture
As expected, Panasonic has unveiled its much-anticipated successor to the Lumix GH4, the GH5, and the focus is once again on video. The flagship model, set to arrive in mid-2017, ups the video capture...
07:15 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Panasonic targets budget 4K videographers with the Lumix G85
Video shooters were excited about Panasonic's Lumix G7 camera when it launched last year as an $800 alternative to the lovely, but pricey GH4. Just over a year later, the company has launched a s...
07:15 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Panasonic rolls out the 4K, full-metal LX10 compact camera
Today, Panasonic is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its Lumix series with a new camera, the LX10. This compact shooter, which the company says is designed to fit in most jean pockets, features a 1...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget 'League of Legends' fuels college rivalries with live broadcasts
You no longer have to head to a basketball or football game to see your favorite college sports rivalry play out. Yahoo eSports and Riot Games' uLoL are partnering on a series of five League of ...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Hasselblad's V1D concept is a modular 75-megapixel camera
With Chinese company DJI as an investor, Hasselblad appears to (mostly) be moving away from its period of treating cameras like jewellery. Following the launch of the the first-ever medium-format mirr...
06:05 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget UK government to double fines and points for texting drivers
In a bid to reduce the number of texting-related incidents on British roads, the UK government is set to double fines and points awards for those caught using their mobile at the wheel. The Department...
05:39 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Gamers beat scientists to making a protein discovery
It's no great shock to see citizen scientists make discoveries that professionals miss, but making it through a video game? That's different. Gamers playing Foldit, a puzzle title that has...
04:09 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget YouTube star charged over 'FIFA' game betting
The consequences of promoting dodgy bets on video games can extend well beyond account suspensions and tarnished reputations. YouTube star Craig Douglas (aka NepentheZ) and FUTgalaxy owner Dylan Rigby...
02:10 am -04 - Mon, September 19, 2016
Engadget Augmented reality puts clothes on near-naked models
There have certainly been attempts at using augmented reality to help choose your wardrobe, but never quite like this. Internet retailer Lyst marked the start of London Fashion Week by using AR to cl...
11:59 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Artificial molecules fight drug-resistant 'superbugs'
Scientists are clearly picking up the pace in their quest to kill antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." Teams at the Universty of Melbourne and UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed com...
11:06 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget 'Mr. Robot' star Rami Malek wins Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy
The USA series Mr. Robot has more than just surprisingly realistic hacking scenes, as it now can claim an Emmy win. Series star Rami Malek snagged the Outstanding Lead Actor award tonight, beating out...
10:37 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Terabit fiber optic speeds just came closer to reality
Sure, researchers have been showing off terabit data speeds in fiber optics for years, but they've seldom been practical. That exotic technology may work over long distances, but it can quickly f...
09:09 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Valve pulls games after studio plans to sue critical players
If you ran a game studio and faced a slew of very negative (and sometimes threatening) user reviews, what would you do? Strive to improve your work? Rig the reviews? Ignore the haters? Digital Homi...
07:44 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Windows Preview build prevents Edge tabs from piling up
The latest Windows Insider Preview build for PC and mobile comes with an extensive list of bug fixes and improvements, but one feature in particular has the potential to become a procrastinator's...
06:21 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Watch how 'Star Wars: Battlefront' portrays the Death Star
Ever wanted to blow up the Death Star in Star Wars: Battlefront? If the answer is a resounding "yes," you're in luck. EA has revealed that its Death Star paid DLC will arrive on Septemb...
04:52 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Teen claims you can get free T-Mobile data through a proxy
One teen may have just achieved the dream of every cost-conscious wireless user: free, no-strings-attached mobile data. High school student Jacob Ajit claims to have discovered a trick that gets you ...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Intel Edison laser harp, part2
How did the Ben Heck Show team manage to crash an Intel Edison chip? Find out in the assembly of the Laser Harp where Felix, resident Linux Guy, has been handling the Edison module, while Ben and Kare...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget 'Jackal Assault' is all I ever wanted in a seated VR game
There's already plenty to look forward to in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare due out on November 4th: Space, futuristic weaponry, rifle customization, enhanced multiplayer modes and a bit of Jon S...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Lyft expects self-driving cars to handle most rides in 5 years
When Lyft says it's optimistic about the future of self-driving cars, it's not joking around. Co-founder John Zimmer has posted a manifesto which sets very ambitious goals for autonomous dr...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget After Math: The final frontier
We saw some significant developments in the field of space exploration this week. Jeff Bezos unveiled his latest heavy lift rocket. The Gaia satellite has mapped its billionth Milky Way star. China la...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Uber's self-driving cars, and more in the week that was
It's official: Self-driving cars are here. This week Uber's autonomous taxi fleet picked up its first passengers in Pittsburgh, while Ford announced that its self-driving car will have no st...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Engadget on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know by now that the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus ditch the headphone jack. And if you're like some of the readers who've been reaching out to us,...
07:23 am -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Alienware: VR rigs will become the new Wii thanks to laptops
Almost exactly seven years ago, Alienware joined the Tokyo Game Show for the first time to launch its redesigned machines since Dell's acquisition. This week, the American company is once again p...
05:25 am -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget ESPN will air a drone race series starting October 23rd
ESPN's first experiment with drone racing coverage must have been successful, as it's committing to robotic sports in a big way. The TV network has unveiled a multi-year broadcasting deal wi...
01:11 am -04 - Sun, September 18, 2016
Engadget Windows Insiders can send and receive texts on Skype for PC
Windows Insiders who still miss the experimental Messaging everywhere feature may want to get the latest version of Skype Preview for PC and Mobile. Microsoft has updated the app to be able to send an...
11:01 pm -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget Google's latest acquisition should make Maps a bit better
Urban Engines has been analyzing city traffic and how people get around. So, naturally, it'd make sense if the company was acquired by an outfit interested in making its maps more efficient. That...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget LG is ready to sell its stunning 77-inch 4K OLED for $20,000
Just in case LG's line of 2016 OLED TVs wasn't impressive enough already, next month it will ship a massive 77-inch version, complete with 4K resolution and HDR compatibility. Jumping up in ...
07:57 pm -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget Some iPhone 7 owners report hissing sounds
Some early iPhone 7 adopters are getting considerably more than they bargained for. Reports are surfacing of both the regular iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus producing hissing sounds when they're...
06:26 pm -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget Chrome beta for Android plays web videos in the background
Ever wanted to listen to the audio from a web video on your Android phone, but couldn't because the sound would stop the moment you switched apps? You won't be hampered from now on. Google h...
04:58 pm -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget Samsung sued after Galaxy Note 7 explodes in pocket
With all those reports about Note 7s burning flesh and setting vehicles on fire, you're probably wondering when you'll hear about a lawsuit. Well, here you go. A man from Florida named Jonat...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget Why can't Americans vote online?
By Sue Marquette PorembaIf we were to poll the readers of this article, we would likely find that the vast majority of readers &mdash; if not all &mdash; regularly shop online, make banking tr...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget The Linksys EA9500 pierced my apartment's WiFi-proof walls
I live in a two-bedroom San Francisco apartment built in 1916. It has a view of the bay and the top of the Golden Gate bridge. There's crown molding, high ceilings and some pretty dope neighbors....
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget The Pokmon Go Plus bracelet is great for grinding
My Pok&eacute;mon Go survival kit keeps growing. It started simply enough, with just my iPhone 6 Plus happily running Pok&eacute;mon Go, but it quickly became apparent that I would need backup...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget 'Snowden' is a simplistic, but important, reminder of NSA spying
When Oliver Stone's Snowden was first announced, it seemed far too soon to be retelling the story of the infamous whistleblower. After all, it was only three years ago that the files Snowden leak...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget Six technologies that produce clean, safe drinking water
By Cat DiStasioOne in 10 people worldwide lack regular access to safe drinking water. In an effort to tackle this most basic humanitarian problem, engineers around the globe have developed a wide arra...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The US Marines want your robots
Today on In Case You Missed It: The US Marine Corps announced its latest Innovation Challenge for robots that can handle dull, dirty or dangerous work autonomously, leaving humans free for more import...
07:27 am -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget Zipcar's latest sharing mission: bikes
Zipcar has teamed up with a start-up called Zagster for a new vehicle-sharing venture that has nothing to do with cars. The partners are launching a bike-sharing program in January that's aptly c...
04:35 am -04 - Sat, September 17, 2016
Engadget Google for Work will supposedly be renamed to Google Cloud
If you're used to seeing Google for Work branding on your employer's web apps like Docs and Inbox, changes are coming. For now, it sounds superficial, according to a report from The Informat...
11:53 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Logitech's Saitek purchase is all about flight sticks
Logitech has been expanding its product line in several directions, moving up to pro-gamer gear and down to basic, yet robust, mice and keyboards. But it's also been moving beyond the desktop com...
11:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Beam's interactive livestreaming hits Windows, Xbox this winter
In early August Microsoft announced its acquisition of Beam, a videogame livestreaming service that separates itself from the competition by using tech that allows for low latency and interactive feat...
10:21 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Scientists 'pickle' and map a fly's brain for the first time
Sure, fully mapping the human brain is impressive, but think about it: our thinking muscle is pretty big. Not to be outdone by this week's advances from the Allen Institute, scientists from Japan...
09:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Virgin Atlantic turned industrial waste into greener jet fuel
Illinois-based LanzaTech and Virgin Atlantic have been working on an alternative fuel source for Sir Richard Branson's flagship airline since 2011. This week, the two companies announced a breakt...
08:48 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Twitter makes it slightly easier to interact on iOS
There was a time when a Twitter user on iOS had to click from their timeline all the way into a tweet in order to interact with it or its account. Imagine that: Like, two taps of your finger to share ...
08:03 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget The FAA really doesn't want you flying with a Galaxy Note 7
Samsung is already laying out the steps for how and when it will have new Galaxy Note 7s available, but everyone else is still dealing with the now-recalled first batch. Eight days ago the FAA warned ...
06:49 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Twitter counted over 2 million viewers for Thursday Night Football
Twitter's first big splash in TV arrived with last night's NFL simulcast, and now the numbers are in. According to the stats, the livestream averaged some 243,000 viewers that it says watche...
05:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Sony's Shuhei Yoshida 'understands the criticism' of 'No Man's Sky'
The vast and ambitions No Man's Sky didn't have the smoothest of launches. Even after pushing out a huge day-one patch, some players still encountered glitches and crashes, and some players ...
05:23 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Japanese tax investigation ends with Apple paying $118 million
After an in-depth investigation, one of Apple's Japanese subsidiaries paid &yen;12 billion ($118 million) in back taxes, according to a report from the Yomiuri Shimbun. Japanese tax authoriti...
04:56 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Grammar Snob stickers for iMessage are ready to ruin your friendships
Apple added support for third-party apps right in iMessage as part of the iOS 10 release, and thus far the obvious use for this feature has been stickers. Everyone loves slapping stickers in their mes...
04:34 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget House committee: Snowden is a 'serial exaggerator and fabricator'
The US House of Representatives' intelligence committee just releasing a statement condemning Edward Snowden and recommending he be extradited to face justice. After two years spent reviewing the...
04:15 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Dyson Supersonic hair dryer solves many of my mane problems
My nightly getting-ready-for-bed ritual takes an excruciating hour or so. (I know, so high-maintenance ... ugh!) Most of that is spent blow drying my thick, long hair. So when Dyson promised it could ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Fairies wear boots
Last night I stayed up way, way past my bedtime to catch Black Sabbath play Oakland and I have to tell you: Catch that tour if you're a fan. That was by far the most metal experience of my life, ...
03:50 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget The iPhone's hardware may be closed, but iOS is more open than ever
By removing the headphone jack, Apple made the iPhone 7 the most closed computer it has ever built. Steve Jobs always seemed interested in hiding the gross underbelly of computers away from consumers,...
03:29 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 teardown reveals the Intel modem inside
Back in June, Intel mobile exec Navin Shenoy told Engadget that despite cancelling its mobile-focused SoFIA chip, the company is "not done experimenting and looking for opportunities to do someth...
03:10 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget A police robot disarmed a violent suspect in Los Angeles County
Last week, on September 8th, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department successfully used a remote-controlled bomb squad robot to snatch a rifle out from under an armed and violent suspect. The ...
02:40 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget The best of the Tokyo Game Show 2016
The biggest gaming show outside of the US, the Tokyo Game Show has a different atmosphere that;s all its own. While it's contracted and shrunk over the last few years, the heat and interest in vi...
02:01 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Introducing the world's smallest way to play 'Donkey Kong'
Once upon a time, video games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong were the absolute height of entertainment technology, imperfect pixels packed into six-foot-tall cabinets in arcades and pizza shops around t...
01:40 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget iOS 10 review: Apple evolves
With iOS 10, Apple is basically polishing a pearl. iOS 8 introduced a vibrant and "flat" new aesthetic. iOS 9 was focused on refinement. So by this point, we should get something completely ...
01:10 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget What to expect at Photokina's giant camera show
If you're thinking about getting a new camera, you might want to wait until the largest photo show in Europe, Photokina 2016, kicks off next week. We're expecting to see a lot of new models ...
12:52 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget I barely survived on a dinosaur planet in PlayStation VR
Stepping outside a battered space pod, I drink in the forest's sights and sounds. A shallow river meanders to my left. Some birds chirp overhead. It's a tropical paradise. Or it would be, we...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget LG's new $150 midrange phone packs a huge battery
If your main concern with a phone is battery life, and basically nothing else, this new LG device could be up your alley. The LG X Power is available on Boost Mobile for $150, and comes with an impres...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget The best wireless exercise headphones
By Lauren DraganThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.If we wanted a pair of wireless headphones for working ou...
11:47 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Who stole the DNA of 14,000 long-lived Italians?
Italian authorities are investigating a biotechnology heist that saw around 14,000 DNA samples allegedly stolen from a lab in Sardinia. This may not be a simple case of grand larceny, as the samples i...
11:25 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget AP and Vice sue FBI for San Bernardino iPhone hack info
The Associated Press and the Gannett Satellite Information Network, parent company to USA Today and Vice Media, filed suit against the FBI in federal court on Friday demanding information on how the b...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast, Ep 6: I Beg Your Pardon
Managing editor Dana Wollman and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join host Terrence O'Brien to discuss all the latest Apple goodies. Plus they'll talk about Samsung's software bandaid for y...
09:59 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Surely I just played my final 'Final Fantasy XV' demo
While Final Fantasy XV's decade-long development doesn't beat Duke Nukem's excessive run, it's still a hell of a long time for another part of one of gaming's biggest, longest...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Hawaiian crows are our new favorite animal
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists filmed young Hawaiian crows and discovered that they're so smart, they figured out how to use tools to get food without ever having been taught by adult...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget 'Yakuza 6' adds the thrill of running your own cat cafe
As Sega attempts to tie up the long-running (typically late-to-translation) Yakuza series, the sixth iteration has yet more ridiculous mini-games and side jobs, offering more mundane distractions from...
08:05 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Outlook on the web can import GDrive files and Facebook photos
Microsoft is showing its Outlook.com users some love by adding both Facebook and Google Drive integration. If you use Outlook on iOS or Android, you probably already know that you can link it with you...
07:10 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Netflix and Spike Lee are making a 'She's Gotta Have it' series
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a series based on She's Gotta Have It, Spike Lee's 1986 independent film. Lee will direct each 30-minute show and serve as the executive produce with his w...
06:15 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget The FBI missed a trick to hack the San Bernardino iPhone
The FBI told Congress it couldn't hack the San Bernardino shooter's phone without Apple's aid, but a researcher has proved that claim was inaccurate. "The process does not require ...
06:05 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Uber brings scheduled rides to eight more UK cities
Uber's useful ride-scheduling feature is hitting the road and launching in a handful of extra UK cities today. Following a successful launch in London, you can request a driver in Manchester, Bir...
05:05 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget PlayStation platformer 'Shu' has Vita-exclusive goodies
Sony isn't showing the PS Vita handheld any love, but indie developers sure are. The latest example is the 2.5D platformer Shu. "Shu feels right at home on the handheld and is a great experi...
04:04 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Tesla: Mobileye tried to stop our in-house chip development
Tesla and former pal Mobileye aren't quite done airing controversial statements against each other. After the company behind Autopilot's image recognition hardware said it severed its ties w...
02:37 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Scan photos into Office 365 with Office Lens on Windows 10
Microsoft's Office Lens app has let folks upload photos from their iOS and Android devices since April 2015. But now your Windows 10-running phone, tablet, PC can snap photos &mdash; or even...
02:03 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Amazon's 'The Grand Tour' car show launches November 18th
If you've been missing Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, then it's time to mark your calendar. The old Top Gear trio's new show is called The Grand Tour, and will begin st...
01:39 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Samsung exec explains 'facts' of the Galaxy Note 7 recall
As Samsung tries to navigate through its Galaxy Note 7 mess, an executive is speaking directly to customers. In a message posted tonight, Samsung America President &amp; COO Tim Baxter puts a pers...
01:19 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget Microsoft renames its Health app after the Band wearable
Sure, Microsoft may not be releasing a new version of its Band activity tracker this year. But that hasn't stopped the company from rebranding its generically named Health app on Android, as noti...
12:17 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals bigger Taptic Engine
iFixit has given Apple's latest plus-sized flagship phone the same treatment it gave its older siblings. It's currently in the midst of tearing down an iPhone 7 Plus, taking it apart piece b...
12:17 am -04 - Fri, September 16, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals bigger Taptic Engine (update)
iFixit has given Apple's latest plus-sized flagship phone the same treatment it gave its older siblings. It's currently in the midst of tearing down an iPhone 7 Plus, taking it apart piece b...
11:28 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget DARPA wants an 'Aerial Dragnet' to monitor urban drone traffic
Conventional air traffic might be tightly controlled and monitored, but even with the new FAA regulations, drones and other unmanned aerial systems are mostly operating without any government oversigh...
10:59 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Google Safe Browsing makes accessing The Pirate Bay harder
Guess what? There's another speedbump to browsing The Pirate Bay. Rather than internet providers blocking access to the URL (currently thepiratebay.org), certain web browsers are flagging torrent...
10:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Twitter beefs up business users' customer service offerings
Twitter's new feature for businesses makes it even easier to hop on the social network and use it for customer service. It enables companies, startups, establishments and so on and so forth to in...
09:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Uber will pay riders $384,000 due to its misleading tip policy
For a brief, one-year period, Uber's marketing materials stated that the company's ride-hailing app automatically charged users a 20 percent tip for drivers. Unfortunately for drivers and us...
08:44 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Americans divided on how much to spend to battle climate change
It's going to take a lot of money (among many other things) to help combat climate change, and one of the challenges there has been getting citizens to pay for it. But a new survey from Energy Po...
07:59 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget 23andMe health study needs 5,000 Nevada volunteers
A year after the FDA loosened limitations on what genetic analytics company 23andMe could offer consumers, the company is embarking on a groundbreaking study of 5,000 people across Nevada. In partners...
07:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Presenting the most comprehensive map of the human brain
Ask a neurologist -- as far as brains go, humanity has one of the largest and most complex thinking muscles on the planet. That's why researchers have never really had a good atlas of the human b...
06:44 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Microsoft brings third-party desktop apps to the Windows Store
Finally making use of the Desktop Bridge announced during Build 2016, Microsoft will now allow third-party developers to bring existing desktop apps into the Windows Store. While the store was mostly ...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Julian Assange: I'll turn myself in if Chelsea Manning walks
America's most wanted hackers apparently think they've got some leverage over the US government. The ACLU last week began petitioning the Obama administration for a full pardon for Edward Sn...
05:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile tells iPhone owners not to install iOS 10 just yet
T-Mobile issued a stern warning to its customers against downloading and installing the new iOS 10 update to their existing 6, 6 Plus and SE iPhone models. According to the T-Mobile website, doing so ...
05:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile tells iPhone owners not to install iOS 10 just yet (Updated)
T-Mobile issued a stern warning to its customers against downloading and installing the new iOS 10 update to their existing 6, 6 Plus and SE iPhone models. According to the T-Mobile website, doing so ...
05:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Galaxy Note 7 replacements hit stores on September 21st
If you've turned in your Galaxy Note 7 (like you should!), you've probably been wondering when Samsung would start getting replacement devices out the door. Turns out you won't have to ...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on Bose QuietComfort 20 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...
04:35 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget US consumer safety group recalls the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has officially recalled all Galaxy Note 7s purchased before September 15th, noting that their lithium-ion batteries can overheat and catch fire. This follows ...
04:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Apparently, that 'Monster Hunter' movie is still happening
Films based on video games really don't have the best track record. From 1993's Super Mario Bros. to this year's Warcraft, these movies almost always seem to lack whatever it is that re...
04:08 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Indonesian government may ban over 80 LGBT apps and websites
While homosexuality isn't technically illegal in Indonesia, it's extremely frowned upon in society. That extends to the digital realm, like when the country's Information and Communicat...
03:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Searching GIFs in iOS 10's iMessage briefly turned up porn
As happens occasionally in huge operating system overhauls, Apple's iOS 10 caused some mayhem as phones and devices tried to update and ran into trouble &mdash; with some devices even getting...
03:38 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget HBO Now will soon arrive on PlayStation 3 and 4
Cord cutters who own PlayStation consoles: Now is your time to shine. Sony has announced today that HBO Now, the channel's standalone on-demand service, will soon be available on all PS3 and PS4 ...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Report: Apple is a sexist, toxic work environment
Apple made improving its employee diversity a focal point in recent years -- but the company is still dominated by men. Women only make up 32 percent of its total workforce, and that imbalance has rep...
03:06 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget 'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' delayed to early 2017
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in the first three months of 2017, a slight delay from its initial release date of December 6th. Ubisoft announced the ...
02:44 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Pluto's moon Charon got its red toupe from the dwarf planet
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft showed us a part of Charon we'd never seen before: a rusty red section crowning its polar region. It's an intriguing feature, something the mission's...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Reykjavik would choose dystopia over climate change
Iceland's capital city has announced a daring new plan to become carbon neutral by 2040, but to do it, it'll embrace ideas from the big playbook of sci-fi dystopias. Mayor Dagur B Eggertsson...
02:10 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Apple says it won't be buying Tidal anytime soon
A few months ago, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in acquisition talks with Tidal, a music streaming service helmed by Jay-Z as well as a number of prominent musicians. Yesterday, howe...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Mammoth UK nuclear plant receives final government thumbs-up
Eight years after it was first proposed, the UK government today gave the final go-ahead for Hinkley Point C, a new nuclear power plant to be built in Somerset. The two-reactor site is expected to bec...
01:40 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Ex-HTC CEO hints at the future of VR headsets
For a man who spent 18 years at HTC turning smartphones from mere business tools into ubiquitous consumer gadgets, Peter Chou knows a thing or two about nurturing new product categories. In fact, he h...
01:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Hopefully the new 'Resident Evil 7' demo won't make you queasy
If the first demo for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard didn't leave you with a headache or worse (yeah, even in 2D), it might've left you scratching your noggin. Well, the "Beginning Hour&quo...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Jon Snow is evil and angry in 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare'
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare brings the war (and the fare) to space, and it's taking Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington and UFC fighter Conor McGregor along for the ride. Unfortunately, Activi...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Playing 'Rez' on PlayStation VR made me fall in love again
I haven't been able to find someone at Engadget who doesn't enjoy Rez. (Although now that I've written that I'm sure I will.) And if anyone does dislike it, they should play it in ...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Pandora relaunches its mid-level $5 monthly subscription tier
After nabbing the remnants of Rdio out of bankruptcy last year, rumors have swirled for months about Pandora Radio's upcoming streaming subscription services. Last month, it seemed that all stand...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Pandora relaunches its mid-level $5 monthly subscription tier [Updated]
After nabbing the remnants of Rdio out of bankruptcy last year, rumors have swirled for months about Pandora Radio's upcoming streaming subscription services. Last month, it seemed that all stand...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget SwiftKey for Android is now powered by a neural network
From today, the popular keyboard app SwiftKey will be powered by a neural network. The latest version of the app combines the features of its Neural Alpha, released last October, and its regular app i...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Get a lifetime subscription to Windscribe VPN, now under $40
If you're unfamiliar, a VPN (virtual private network) routes your internet through remote servers to help keep your personal data private when you're on public Wi-Fi, and lets you access geo...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Elwing adds electric power to a standard-size skateboard
One of the biggest factors holding electric skateboard fans back from picking up a new ride is price, with most decent boards selling for north of $1,000. The high cost of electric motors is still a h...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget 'Gravity Rush 2' expands a portable adventure to PS4 scale
The original Gravity Rush was a key launch title for the PlayStation Vita &mdash; a (rare) original adventure that wasn't a portable iteration of something that already existed. But when it c...
10:51 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Leica unveils the Sofort instant film camera
With Kodak and others trying to make film cool again, Leica has jumped into the fray with an instant camera, the Sofort. It uses Fuji's Instax format, and Leica has even decided to release its ow...
10:32 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget ESA's Gaia satellite mapped a billion stars in the Milky Way
The European Space Agency launched the Gaia satellite and its one-billion-pixel camera to space back in 2013. Gaia has been mapping the Milky Way ever since, and now the ESA has released a 3D map feat...
10:10 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget B&O Play speakers get Google Cast multiroom support
In its battle to cover consumers' homes with connected speakers, B&amp;O recently began outfitting its gear with Google Cast functionality. Operating like a Chromecast does on your TV, the co...
10:04 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Draft BBC Charter sets the stage for a subscription service
A few months after its White Paper, the UK government has published the first official draft of the next BBC Charter. The crucial document, which sets out the broadcaster's funding, corporate str...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Apple fuels TV service rumors with cable exec hire
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired Peter Stern (second from right), a former executive at Time Warner Cable. The paper believes that Stern will be working under Eddy Cue on the ...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget A totally new energy source in slow moving rivers
Today on In Case You Missed It: University of Michigan researchers spent years creating a water-harnessing river turbine to create electricity, called the VIVACE. It's the first time electricity ...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Facebook brings Live broadcasts to the desktop
If you like Facebook's Live feature but feel more at home in front of a computer than a smartphone when you broadcast, it might not be too long before you can do so. The social giant has confirme...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is still bragging about Edge's battery superiority
Microsoft says it has made the Edge browser on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update even more efficient than the previous version, and is again boasting about its performance compared to rivals. When str...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Sleep Number starts shipping its cheaper sleep-tracking mattress
You've probably seen the television ads about the couples that sleep on the same bed but require different levels of mattress firmness. Sleep Number is company behind those TV spots and the dual ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Augmented reality studio castAR picks up 'Disney Infinity' devs
CastAR, the augmented reality company founded by two former Valve engineers, has set up a new studio in Salt Lake City with the goal of creating fresh mixed-reality experiences. To help fill the new d...
08:55 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Google's latest virtual tour takes you inside 10 Downing Street
A few years ago, Google was allowed access to London's famed Downing Street to look upon the iconic black door of Number 10. And now, the search giant has been welcomed inside so we may all roam ...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Mobileye bailed on Tesla over Autopilot safety concerns
The head of driver-assistance system maker MobilEye has said that the company ended its relationship with Tesla because the firm is "pushing the envelope in terms of safety." That's the...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget FBI chief James Comey recommends taping over your webcam
FBI director James Comey revealed during the Center for Strategic and International Studies conference that he knew he was mocked for admitting that he tapes over his webcam. But that didn't stop...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Kangaroo Notebook uses mini PCs to separate work and play
InFocus has unveiled the Kangaroo Notebook, an inexpensive laptop computer with an interesting concept: interchangeable mini-PC modules. Each is a completely self-contained Windows 10 PC, so you can d...
07:05 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Oculus makes achievements a part of Gear VR and Rift games
Oculus is joining the ranks of Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Steam and even GameCenter. That's right: Rift and Gear VR games are adding achievements. They're live in a handful of games now...
06:20 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget UK ISP rapped for disguising flyers as missed delivery slips
It's fairly common for the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to wag a finger at ISPs and mobile operators for misleading claims or poorly worded fine print. Every now and again, though, the w...
06:02 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm could make dual cameras standard on phones
Qualcomm's new offering called "Clear Sight" could put dual cameras in more Android phones. It's a single module that's already equipped with two rear cameras and low light im...
05:05 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Apple's iPhone 7 Plus has already sold out
In a break from tradition, Apple said last week that it would no longer report the volumes of new iPhones it sells over the first pre-order weekend. The justification, according to the company, is tha...
04:20 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Barclays helps put bPay contactless chips in phone cases
Alongside its bPay wearables and key fob, Barclays (or more specifically, Barclaycard) brings contactless payments to other things by way of a simple NFC sticker. This looks most at home stuck to the ...
04:03 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget China will launch its second 'Heavenly Palace' space lab tomorrow
China's space program successfully completed its first round in a new phase of space exploration back in September 2011 when it launched the "Heavenly Palace" Tiangong-1 space laborator...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Epson's $650 FastFoto scanner is ludicrously speedy
Even though the vast majority of people have switched to digital photography, someone in your family likely has a box of old pictures stashed away somewhere. Birthday parties, Thanksgivings, Bar Mitzv...
01:53 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Ford previews the future of self-driving vehicles
This week, Ford invited members of the tech and automotive press to check out the latest developments, including the first rides in its autonomous vehicles. CEO Mark Fields already revealed the compan...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Dell's updated XPS 13 includes a 'rose gold' model
When Intel formally launched its seventh-generation Core processors, you could practically hear the outcry for an updated Dell XPS 13 that uses them. It's a fan favorite among laptops, but a show...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, September 15, 2016
Engadget Canon's EOS M5 is a mirrorless camera with a DSLR feel
It's been almost a year since the debut of the EOS M3, arguably Canon's best mirrorless camera to date. And now the company is expanding its compact series with the M5, a high-end shooter wi...
11:27 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Muzik's $300 headphones are ready to share your #nowplaying
Twitter-backed high-end headphones startup Muzik has finally released the smart Bluetooth cans it's been showing off for years. Muzik One's defining feature is what the company calls "p...
10:35 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is now a virtual reality music video
We've all heard the dramatic faux-opera that is Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody -- but have you ever wondered what a song like that might look like? The folks at Google did. In a new collaboration...
09:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger has an unreleased public chat feature
Facebook's lovable but unfortunately short-lived standalone Rooms app might see the light of day again -- in some form at least. According to TechCrunch, Facebook Messenger has an unreleased feat...
08:49 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Watch what it takes to build a 350HP combat robot right here
Our dreams of watching giant robots battle it out in front of us have almost come true. The folks behind the MegaBots Kickstarter have released the first trailer for their upcoming web series that fol...
08:04 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Anti-pipeline activists claim Facebook censored their live video
Facebook has long had a tough time walking a fine line when it comes to political material, and the pressure isn't about to let up any time soon. Unicorn Riot maintains that Facebook censored the...
07:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget CBS delays streaming 'Star Trek' debut until May 2017
CBS said its new Star Trek series would debut in January, but since it's September and we still haven't even heard about the cast, that date seemed to be in doubt. Today CBS confirmed a dela...
06:31 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Google will resize email to fit your phone's screen
Sure, you can open elaborately-crafted email using Gmail on your phone, but that doesn't mean you want to. Most web-based messages are formatted for the desktop, and Gmail doesn't tweak the...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Google commits to zero-waste data centers
So much of the world runs on Google, be it Docs, Gmail, YouTube or just search. But few of us know that much of what keeps the whole thing chugging along is the company's data centers, located al...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Sony will have an Ultra HD Blu-ray player -- next year
The PS4 Pro is launching with 4K streaming and only a standard 1080p Blu-ray disc player, but Sony is ready to announce its first Ultra HD Blu-ray device. The UBP-X1000ES will ship in the spring of 20...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget New York: Don't use your Galaxy Note 7 on the subway
Samsung just can't catch a break. On top of aviation regulators and safety officials warning against using pre-recall versions of the Galaxy Note 7, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Au...
04:48 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Sex toy maker faces class action lawsuit over tracking
If you were creeped out by the thought of a sex toy creator collecting data about your usage habits, you're not alone. An Illinois woman has filed a class action lawsuit against the We-Vibe 4 Plu...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Apple Pay now works with Squarespace sites
If you have a Squarespace site that you're using to sell your wares, your online store can now accept Apple Pay via the iPhone and the upcoming macOS Sierra. Now visitors can buy stuff without di...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget 'League of Legends' will keep adding new champs for 'many years'
League of Legends studio Riot Games is 10 years old, and like a fifth-grader riding his first two-wheeler, it's just getting started. Riot announced this week that League of Legends boasts 103 mi...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget NYC nixes kiosk browsers after homeless commandeer their use
NYC debuted its gigabit LinkNYC program in January of this year to great fanfare. These kiosks, 400 in total dot the city, offered free wi-fi for passing residents as well as dedicated tablets that an...
03:24 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber TV finally gets an interface overhaul
While Alphabet ponders switching its high-speed Google Fiber service to wireless, those subscribers already on the bandwagon are getting the biggest update to their TV box since the network went live ...
02:58 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget EU digital rules promise 5G, free WiFi and tougher copyright
The European Union isn't done stepping up its digital initiatives. Officials have outlined proposed policies that are focused on dramatically increasing access to both the internet and the conte...
02:31 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Samsung guarantees its latest SUHD TVs won't suffer burn-in
If the constant fear of screen burn-in was keeping you from making a big television purchase, then Samsung's new guarantee might make you reconsider. The electronics giant announced today that it...
02:09 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Adblock Plus' ad network is off to a rough start
When Adblock Plus unveiled its own ad network in a bid to make money from toned-down ads, it raised more than a few eyebrows... including those of its supposed ad partners. While the company said that...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Future medical wearables could be powered by body heat
Researchers at NC State think that they have developed a new way to harvest body heat and turn it into electricity. The team has developed a patch that's roughly a centimeter squared, that would ...
01:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget UC Irvine debuts the first public college eSports arena in the US
The University of California, Irvine is serious about eSports. This fall it will officially launch a competitive gaming initiative, complete with scholarships and an already-decorated League of Legend...
12:54 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Apple can never release an 'iWatch' in the UK
Long before Apple actually launched its first wearable, a trademarking spree sent the rumour mill into overdrive. Understandably so, because what else could an "iWatch" be? The Swiss clocksm...
12:35 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Thieves find an even more insidious way to swipe your PIN
The secret service has issued a warning to banks and ATM companies about a new way that thieves can steal your credit card information. A report from Krebs on Security explains that "periscope&qu...
12:35 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Thieves find a more insidious way to steal credit card details
The secret service has issued a warning to banks and ATM companies about a new way that thieves can steal your credit card information. A report from Krebs on Security explains that "periscope&qu...
12:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget New York proposes online security rules for banks and insurers
New York state isn't happy that banks and insurers are falling prey to hackers with alarming frequency, and it's determined to do something about it. Governor Cuomo has unveiled proposed reg...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget The moon's birth may have temporarily vaporized the Earth
According to the giant-impact hypothesis, the moon was formed when a baby Earth smashed against a Mars-sized planet named Theia. Scientists believe the collision was relatively gentle, but based on a ...
11:48 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Tim Cook has more faith in augmented reality than VR
When Tim Cook is not busy showing off the newest iPhone to celebrities, he is doing interviews on morning shows and speculating on emerging technologies. During an interview with Good Morning America ...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget 'Rick & Morty' co-creator unveils his first VR game
Squanchtendo Games, the recently founded VR studio from "Rick &amp; Morty" co-creator, Justin Roiland, has just unveiled its first game: Accounting. But don't let the benign name fo...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Disney-Square mashup 'Kingdom Hearts 2.8' is delayed to 2017
Kingdom Hearts 3 is a long way off. To tide keyblade fans over, Square Enix has been remastering the previous games -- both the console and handheld instalments -- and releasing them as three-part col...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Sex and sexuality: The Jane Austen game breaking the MMO rules
Ever, Jane is an online role-playing game set in the dramatic, romantic worlds of Jane Austen. It invites players to attend sophisticated dinner parties and fancy balls, share gossip, keep secrets, fa...
10:55 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget How to master computer science, minus the student loans
These days, you don't need to spend a fortune on college tuition to gain valuable professional skills. The Complete Computer Science Bundle gives students a full programming education without hav...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget 'Shanty Mega-structures' rise above a future Lagos
Science fiction authors have always dreamed up cities of the future. When it comes to seeing those dreams realized, though, artists and filmmakers have heavily focused on what Western cities might loo...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget The best thing about Amazon's $50 Echo Dot? It's available to all
After accidentally announcing a new $50 Echo Dot on Twitter yesterday, Amazon has confirmed the device this morning, alongside a white Echo and UK launch . But even better than the lower price (down f...
10:05 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Spotify now has 40 million paid subscribers
In the world of music streaming, numbers mean everything. Major players have come and go, but Spotify and Apple are the two companies who largely dominate the market. After Tim Cook kicked off last we...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Behind the wheel of GM's 238-mile range electric car
Chevy's new Bolt shows up in San Francisco's SOMA district at the height of rush hour. It comes around the corner evading cars, buses and wandering Giants' fans on their way to the game...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Google offers $350,000 in prizes if you can hack a Nexus
Google has set aside at least $350,000 for its Project Zero Prize contest, and to win part of that sweet, sweet prize pot, you'll have to hack a Nexus 6P and a 5X. You'll have to do so only ...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Dolphins speak in sentences and brand new bee species
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists in the Ukraine say they tracked bottlenose dolphins and found that they speak in up to five-word sentences and politely listen to each other before respondin...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Valve is changing how Steam reviews work
Valve is cracking down on Steam reviews in an effort to prevent developers from artificially inflating a game's review score on the service. Valve says that the fixation on review scores is drivi...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Twitter comes to the Xbox One, Apple and Amazon TV boxes
Much like Shia LaBoeuf declaring that he isn't famous anymore, Twitter is now out and proud about not being a social network. No, instead, Twitter is now a broadcasting platform, which means that...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Newton is a great new email app that costs way too much
Despite the frankly ludicrous number of apps in the iOS app store, it's been difficult to find a truly great email app lately. If Outlook isn't to your liking, it quickly gets tough. The off...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft probably won't release a Band 3 this year
Microsoft has no plans to release a new Band this year and reportedly disbanded a team that was working on a port to Windows 10, according to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley. In response to a question abou...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget VR documentary puts you inside the 2016 NBA Finals
The National Basketball Association began experimenting with virtual reality last year, when it used the medium to stream the first game of its 2015 season. Now, the league has teamed up with Oculus o...
07:47 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget A closer look at Amazon's new white Echos
At its London event today, Amazon didn't just announce European availability of the Echo, it also dropped a couple of global announcements too. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the existence of a...
07:31 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget YouTube becomes more social with the Community tab
As rumored, YouTube has launched the Community tab in a public beta, making the site more like a social network by letting creators post text, GIFs, live video and more. Mobile users will see the new ...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Amazon brings Echo to the UK with new white models
It took more than two years, but Amazon's connected speaker, the Echo, has finally arrived in Europe. At a launch event in London today, the company confirmed that the standard Echo and the Echo ...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Amazon to release Echo in the UK with new white models
It took more than two years, but Amazon's connected speaker, the Echo, has finally arrived in Europe. At a launch event in London today, the company confirmed that the standard Echo and the Echo ...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget I drove around Pittsburgh in a self-driving Uber
"Did you do that, or did the car do that?" I first asked that of my self-driving Uber's "safety driver" when the car pulled out of the lane it was in to go around a pedestrian...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget You can hail a self-driving Uber in Pittsburgh starting today
Uber's self-driving cars have been spotted around Pittsburgh for a few months now, but starting today you can actually take a ride in one. The company announced that as of today, Uber's most...
05:11 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Facebook and Twitter will help Google filter out fake news
Facebook and Twitter have joined a Google-backed effort that aims to tackle fake news that tend to spread on social media. If you use either website, you've definitely seen those types of posts -...
04:25 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Future heart defibrillators could save lives with light pulses
Scientists think that beams of red light could restore normal heartbeat functions in humans, replacing the use of painful electric shocks. Researchers have already tested this on animals and hope to m...
04:10 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Drone racing is coming to Sky Sports next month
Drone racing's rise to prominence is hardly a surprise. The sport combines a new, rapidly improving technology with skilful pilots and bombastic, three-dimensional courses. If you've ever wa...
03:18 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Futuretown's modular platform turns VR into simulator rides
When we last met Futuretown's CEO Johan Yang back in February, his startup appeared to be merely a virtual reality game studio, with its popular title Cloudlands: VR Minigolf currently owning 30 ...
02:29 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Proterra's electric bus can travel 350 miles before recharging
A startup called Proterra has been working on electric buses for years, and its latest model has a pretty impressive range. Its Catalyst E2 Series buses can drive up to 350 miles on a single charge, w...
01:36 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget Robots can perform surgery inside your eyeballs
Doctors at Oxford University made medical history recently by successfully completing the first robot-assisted intraocular surgery. Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology at the university, and h...
12:52 am -04 - Wed, September 14, 2016
Engadget A cartoon frog is this week's presidential campaign topic
If you were wondering what stage the 2016 Presidential Campaign had reached, the answer is politicized meme explanations. Social media and the internet have taken on a bigger role than ever in this ra...
11:54 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Latest 'Guccifer 2.0' leak drops Tim Kaine's phone number
The hacker that pillaged the DNC's computers known as "Guccifer 2.0" has released another collection of documents at a cybersecurity conference in London. While it doesn't contain ...
11:09 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Researchers produce healthy mice without using fertilized eggs
A mammal needs fertilized egg cells to have children, right? Not so fast. University of Bath scientists report that they're the first to successfully breed healthy mice without any fertilized e...
10:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Nintendo made a special 3DS XL for Pokmon Sun and Moon
You probably already have a Nintendo 3Ds if you're waiting for the new Pok&eacute;mon to drop. But if you're always on the lookout for special editions to add to your growing collection,...
09:32 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed: Ezio Collection' clambers to PS4, Xbox One
The rumors are true: To make up for a mainline Assassin's Creed skipping this year, Ubisoft is putting the best entries in the series into one package. Again. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Coll...
08:51 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Geohot will sell a semi-autonomous driving kit this year
Legendary iPhone and PlayStation hacker George Hotz (aka "Geohot") isn't wasting time translating his DIY self-driving tech into something you can buy. His Comma.ai startup plans to re...
08:37 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Vimeo partners with Lionsgate to expand its on-demand library
Vimeo and Lionsgate have announced a partnership today to offer nearly 80 of the studio's TV shows for rental in over 150 countries. The roster includes Orange is the New Black, Mad Men, Casual, ...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' slim PS4 bundle hits the US on November 29th
Did you look on wistfully as Sony Japan unveiled a special edition slim PS4 to mark the launch of Final Fantasy XV? You don't have to anymore. Sony has confirmed that the console will reach Gam...
07:56 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Websites settle with New York over online child tracking
Some of the biggest child-oriented websites are learning a hard lesson about the importance of respecting kids' privacy. New York state has reached settlements with Hasbro, JumpStart Games, Matt...
07:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Stanford has developed a roadside breathalyzer for weed
Blood, breath and urine. These are the holy trinity of determining alcohol intoxication but are virtually useless when measuring the amount of THC in your system thanks the the molecule's ability...
06:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Generations' YouTube series dives deep into game lore
If you love the world of Pok&eacute;mon, but can't stand the official anime's whiny protagonist, stay tuned: the next Pocket Monster animated adventure has nothing to do with him. On Sep...
06:06 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget SpaceX hopes to fly again by November, delays Falcon Heavy
On September 1st, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (and a Facebook satellite) unexpectedly exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The company doesn't yet know what caused it, but it's not let...
05:51 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget There's a new boss in charge of 'Mass Effect' and 'Dragon Age'
Electronic Arts is changing. Many of the massive publisher-developer's myriad studios will now be assembled under one figurative roof at EA Worldwide Studios. Describing the change, EA CEO and pa...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Edward Snowden explains why Obama should pardon him
Edward Snowden laid out the reasons he should receive a pardon from President Obama in an interview with the Guardian, saying that while his actions as a whistleblower were technically illegal, they b...
05:29 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget The 'Pokmon Go' buddy system is now live and dropping candy
Like an egg you've been walking for too long, Pok&eacute;mon Go's previously announced Buddy system arrives today with the latest update from Niantic Labs. To add an interesting new dyna...
05:04 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Tidal lost huge sums of money fighting streaming rivals
If you guessed that it would be expensive for a small streaming service like Tidal to compete with heavyweights like Apple and Spotify, especially through exclusives... you guessed correctly. Tidal�...
04:39 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Foursquare's revamped city guide app puts search at its center
Foursquare's namesake app is all about finding things to do around town, but it hasn't really put the strongest focus on the finding part -- it's usually focused on suggestions. Well, t...
04:14 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Adblock Plus launches its very own ad network
The immensely popular (and sometimes controversial) Adblock Plus browser extension is taking the next step in its crusade to clean up online advertising -- even if that effort comes at a cost to users...
03:49 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Periscope gets iMessage hearts, improved iPad support on iOS 10
Periscope's been tweaking its service to better take on main rival Facebook Live, and with the release of iOS 10 today, the Twitter-owned app gets a big upgrade. The new version of the livestream...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget BMW and VW finish installing EV chargers along US coastlines
If you regularly drive some of the busiest highways in the US, you now have a stronger incentive to pick up an electric car. BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint have finished installing 95 promised EV ch...
02:59 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Apple's iOS 10 is bricking iPhones
Apple's iOS 10 just dropped this morning and, less than an hour after launch, the landings haven't been smooth for everyone. From the get-go, Twitter has lit up with reports of people's...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget eBay Quick Sale is an easy way to sell your used phone
There are plenty of places to sell your used phone, and eBay has traditionally been one of them. But the online auction giant is now offering its own trade-in program that buys your old-gen handsets w...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Russian hackers leak health data from Olympic athletes
A Russian hacker group known as "Fancy Bears" has accessed and leaked medical files from some of the most popular Olympic athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed. Venus a...
01:59 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Adobe Lightroom gives the latest iPhones RAW support
Adobe has launched Lightroom 2.5 for iOS 10 with a big new feature -- support for capture and editing of RAW files in the "DNG" format. Using the app, you can take a photo with the iPhone�...
01:36 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Microsoft finally kills Sunrise, brings more features to Outlook
It's time to finally pour one out for Sunrise, the calendar app that Microsoft has had on death watch since May. The app will stop updating calendar changes today, and it'll log users out to...
01:16 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Apple releases iOS 10 and watchOS 3
You no longer have to be a guinea pig to give Apple's latest software upgrades a try -- as promised, the Cupertino crew has released the finished versions of iOS 10 and watchOS 3. As before, iOS...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget 'The Sims 4' heads to the city with its latest expansion
As much as The Sims 4 has done to expand its cultural boundaries over time, it has always been set in the suburbs -- you know, that bastion of conformity and homogeneity. What about the city, where ex...
12:48 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget The Eye-Sync system can diagnose concussions in one minute
Concussions are no joke -- just ask Cam Newton -- but a new diagnostic system developed in conjunction with Stanford University could revolutionize the way these head injuries are determined. The Eye-...
12:26 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget JBL's Everest Elite cans let you hear actual reality in VR
Normally when you're tooling around in a virtual world, you want the experience to be as immersive as possible. But there's a downside to being cut off from the outside world -- what if the ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget It takes two: A visual history of dual-camera mobile phones
With the recent launches of the iPhone 7 Plus and the LG V20, the dual-lens smartphone camera is once again a hot topic. Of course, many other companies will want to remind you that they were there fi...
11:35 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime gives you Audible streams for free
Amazon Prime members get a pretty decent bunch of benefits for their $99 a year subscription, and the list of goodies just got a bit longer. The online retail giant now offers its subscribers free acc...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Samsung Gear 360 and video software courtesy of CyberLink!
Want to step into the 360-degree video editing arena at an affordable price? CyberLink just launched Director Suite 5, its $300 consumer-level editing bundle for fine-tuning your video captures in ful...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget New 'Shovel Knight' expansion haunts the chapel next spring
One of the best throwback games in recent memory is definitely Shovel Knight from developer Yacht Club Games. Last September (it's been that long?), the team dropped the free "Plague of Shad...
10:23 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget TI's educational coding tool plugs into your calculator
Despite all the phones and tablets out there, Texas Instruments' graphing calculators continue to survive. The company's latest classroom tool even turns them into a device that can teach ki...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook, Google urge Congress to hand over internet control
On October 1st, the US is supposed to hand the "keys" of the internet to ICANN, and Congress is not happy about it. The mostly Republican lawmakers, led by Ted Cruz, feel that ceding control...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Soon flying UAVs could pick stuff up; carry it away
Today on In Case You Missed It: A large format hexacopter with mechanical gripper arms is all set to swoop in on your backyard and move some chairs around. Going by the Prodrone's YouTube video, ...
09:28 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Note 7 exploding battery 'fix' is a 60 percent limit
Samsung has a "quick fix" in the works for stubborn Galaxy Note 7 owners who don't want to return their devices, despite the global recall over batteries that might potentially explode....
09:00 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Human and machine become one for birth of the Cybathlon
On a bright Tuesday morning, about six miles north of Z&uuml;rich, an ice-hockey team skates onto a rink for a practice round. Each player, dressed in a white jersey and matching protective gear, ...
08:45 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Uber cries foul over London Mayor's plan to support black cabs
It's no secret that London's black cab trade has suffered as Uber's popularity has grown, but Mayor Sadiq Khan has further plans to level the playing field. As part of new proposals gea...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger chief admits bot launch was 'overhyped'
Chatbots were oversold and not that great when they first launched earlier this year, Facebook Messenger VP David A. Marcus told Techrunch's Disrupt conference. "The problem was that it got ...
08:01 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Set up your own Stingray cell dragnet with these leaked docs
The Stingray has been a controversial tool that police departments and government agencies have used to track mobile phone locations and monitor the metadata they send to cell towers. Its maker Harris...
07:51 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget RBS, NatWest and Santander now support Android Pay
Google's contactless payment platform has been given a big boost in the UK after three big banks today enabled Android Pay support. In an announcement, the company confirmed that Royal Bank of Sc...
07:39 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Shell may launch a UK EV charging network in 2017
Charger availability has long been a point of concern for aspiring EV owners in the UK. An electric car with stellar range will certainly mitigate the problem, but the fact remains: more chargers make...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Samsung loses $26 billion of market value after Note 7 recall
Samsung was having a great year, thanks to the S7 and S7 Edge, enticing investors to toss their money into the pool. Unfortunately, the rest of 2016 hasn't been going according to Samsung's ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Apple's AirPods aren't a must-buy yet
The iPhone 7 goes on sale in a few days, and with it comes another nail in the headphone jack's proverbial coffin. Included in the box you'll find a pair of Lightning-tipped EarPods and a Li...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review: Apple (mostly) plays it safe
Tick-tock. Tick-tock. That clockwork rhythm has more or less defined Apple's iPhone road map since the days of the 3GS. One year we'd get a new iPhone with a new look and loads of features t...
05:19 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Google's new museum tours bring dinosaurs to life
With Google's help, museums and cultural institutions all over the world have been able to open up their archives to millions of people who wouldn't otherwise get the opportunity to visit. T...
04:30 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Microsoft launches Actiongram on HoloLens with a tiny George Takei
Ever wanted to hang out with a tiny, goofball celebrity? If you happen to have a HoloLens augmented reality headset, now you can. Today Microsoft made Actiongram, its mixed-reality filmmaking app, ava...
03:05 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' claims the first limited-edition slimline PS4
In a never-ending tale of limited editions, spin-off movies, anime and more, the makers of Final Fantasy XV have also laid claim to the first limited-edition thinner, lighter PS4. The "Luna"...
03:01 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Apple's AirPods get a $10 tether (so maybe you won't lose them)
Apple's incoming AirPods are a technical marvel, cramming a load of tech into the same teeny tiny earbud cases that have been packaged with iPhones for years. While we wait to test a pair out for...
01:34 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Professor uses facial recognition to spot bored students
If you've been to college or university, you'll know the feeling: when your professor drones on for hours on end, but you're hesitant to bring it up out of politeness (or fear of said p...
12:51 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget Over 70 Galaxy Note 7 phones have overheated in the US alone
When Samsung first issued an official statement about the Galaxy Note 7's battery issue, the company said there were 35 cases of phones overheating from around the globe. Well, we're way pas...
12:06 am -04 - Tue, September 13, 2016
Engadget The Chevy Bolt will have a 238-mile range
Chevy has finally announced the range of its upcoming Bolt all-electric vehicle. At 238 miles, the relatively inexpensive EV should squelch some of the range anxiety that's kept drivers from maki...
11:48 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Amazon accidentally outs new, cheaper Echo Dot on Twitter
Amazon Echo's official Twitter account made a blunder that may have given hope to followers waiting for new Echo Dot stocks with bated breath. It sent out a tweet introducing an all-new and cheap...
10:54 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Researchers say dolphins speak to each other in full sentences
It's not just the family dog that can understand complex language. Researchers at Karadag Nature Reserve in Feodosia, Russia have made an incredible discovery: dolphins are able to speak to one a...
10:06 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget iMessage App Store adds stickers and games to iOS 10 texting
iOS 10 beta users can now explore a whole new world of add-ons for iMessage, according to 9to5mac. Cupertino has launched its new iMessage App Store for iOS 10 beta, and you can use it to download gam...
08:51 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Spherica creates nausea-free immersive video
Typically, 360-degree VR video comes in two varieties: static, wherein the camera remains motionless while the onscreen action unfolds around it, and vomit-inducing, where the camera moves but instiga...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Make your own batarangs with the Wazer desktop water jet cutter
You're probably familiar with laser cutters, if only because of indelible images like Sean Connery strapped to a table as a red beam slowly makes its way toward his crotch. But in practical use, ...
07:39 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'Captain America: Civil War,' 'ReCore'
The latest Marvel movie is here, as Captain America: Civil War arrives on Blu-ray and in 3D this week. It's been out for a couple of weeks on some VOD services, but now you can grab a copy for th...
07:14 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook works with Israel to curb posts inciting violence
Facebook is no stranger to fighting terrorism online, but it's about to take those efforts one step further. In the wake of lawsuits from terror victims' families, the social network is par...
06:44 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix calls on the FCC to fix 'unreasonable' data caps
Like most people, the execs at Netflix think data caps on home internet service are unreasonable. Unlike most people, however, Netflix has a directly line to the Federal Communications Commission and ...
06:15 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Text 'Call Me Maybe' to your crush with Genius Lyric Messages
Genius is where the internet turns for rap lyrics (mostly) and song annotations, and tomorrow you'll be able to send those to your pals without leaving iMessage. The way the press release describ...
05:55 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget ACLU and Amnesty International ask Obama to pardon Snowden
The American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International, two of the highest-profile human rights organizations in the United States, are calling for President Obama to grant clemency to Edward Sn...
05:47 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Twitter reportedly set to extend character limits on Sept. 19th
You'll soon be able to pack more content into each of your tweets, according to a report from The Verge. The new changes, which should activate on September 19th, will no longer count media attac...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget MIT uses radiation to read closed books
There are some books that are simply too delicate to crack open -- the last thing you want to do is destroy an ornate medieval Bible simply because you're curious about its contents. If MIT has i...
05:12 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget The PlayStation VR demo disc has 17 games in North America
Last week Sony outlined the eight demos that will be bundled with PlayStation VR for European customers. Now, the company has revealed a bigger lineup of free games that'll be included on the VR ...
04:51 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget ING Bank's main data center was shut down by a loud noise
Members of ING Bank found themselves unable to use their debit cards this weekend due to a completely unexpected technical failure: it was just too dang loud. More specifically, a loud noise caused by...
04:35 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Tweetdeck adds location and date search filters
Twitter spews an amazing volume of information into the world, yet its search function has never been precise. To be fair, it's faced far greater pressure to combat abuse, like it did releasing t...
04:21 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Razer launches its own venture fund to support VR and gaming
Razer might be best known for high end gaming hardware and lightning fast peripherals, but the company is now ready to expand from its core business into everything from the Internet of Things, to Vir...
04:05 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget The PS4's HDR-friendly update arrives September 13th
Sony has been talking about the PlayStation 4's big version 4 update for weeks on end, and now it's (almost) here. The company has confirmed that the new software will reach existing console...
03:47 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget MSI says its VR backpack computer is the lightest yet
Remember the virtual reality backpack PC design MSI showed off at Computex just a few months ago? It's already obsolete. MSI has unveiled the finished product, the VR One, and it looks nothing ...
03:23 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger chatbots now support payments
The latest version of Facebook Messenger adds a new feature to the 30,000 or so chatbots that currently inhabit its platform. Starting today with version 1.2, those Messenger bots can now accept payme...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget ZTE wants your help bringing crowdsourced ideas to life
When ZTE launched its Project CSX challenge to crowdsource ideas for a mobile device, it was hard not to wonder which of those grandiose visions would make the cut. Well, now we know: ZTE has unveiled...
02:35 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Twitter can tell you when friends and celebs start livestreaming
Twitter is all about live content on this fine Monday morning. First up, Twitter has added a new notification option that alerts users when someone they follow shares live video in a tweet. To enable ...
02:13 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Ozobot's Evo is a smarter, more social coding robot
Ozobot's Bit impressed us a few years ago with its simply take on programming education: kids just need to draw lines on a piece of paper or mobile device to program the tiny robot. As they get m...
01:49 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Police could soon identify you by your hair proteins
Police and archaeologists regularly depend on DNA evidence for identification, but it has a serious flaw. DNA degrades under environmental conditions like heat and light, so it may be useless even if ...
01:24 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Google's VR camera app comes to the iPhone
One of the biggest challenges facing virtual reality is a matter of creation. If you have lots of cash, you can make things happen, but it's been a bit more challenging for people whose best came...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget The solar panels and inverter we'd buy
By Mark SmirniotisThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.With solar power, there's no one-size-fit...
12:39 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget People and EW! launch a joint online video network
Time Inc. has announced that it's launching PEN, an online video network serving clips and shows from People and Entertainment Weekly. The service is free, supported by advertising and will broad...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Curiosity rover sends back stunning pics from Martian mountains
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover may have taken a little break earlier this summer, but the craft has been back at work and beamed some excellent images back to Earth late last week. Curiosity has bee...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget The RetroUSB AVS just replaced my childhood Nintendo
When I was a child, I fought with my brothers. A lot. It was part of being the youngest, and part of being a family. Most of our sibling rivalry died with our youth, but one single, never-ending quarr...
11:28 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Instagram lets anyone filter words out of comments
Instagram is making good on its promise to bring word filters to everyone. The photo-centric service has announced that anyone can now filter their comments to keep out abusive (or just plain annoying...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Titanfall's mobile debut is a 'Hearthstone' with mechs
If I told you Titanfall was coming to smartphones, what kind of game would you envision? A side-scrolling shoot-em-up similar to Metal Slug? A Titan customization tool? Or a portable-friendly strategy...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Apple's kid-friendly iPad coding app arrives tomorrow
There are lots of initiatives to teach kids how to code, including ventures from Google, Minecraft and even the Star Wars franchise. However, with Swift Playground, Apple is actually prepping kids for...
10:40 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Jeff Bezos' next rocket is a massive, reusable booster
Jeff Bezos isn't about to let SpaceX have the private heavy-duty rocket field to itself. Blue Origin has introduced New Glenn (named after astronaut John Glenn), a massive reusable booster rocke...
10:08 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget iTunes offers 10-movie bundles for $10 each
Believe it or not, it's been a decade since movies arrived in iTunes... and Apple wants to make sure you remember that. It's launching a 10th anniversary US promo that, appropriately, offers...
09:40 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Deezer tracks now play in your Twitter timeline
As Deezer pushes hard for a subscriber base in America, it's teaming up with Twitter to ensure its music can be easily shared online. Similar to Spotify and SoundCloud, you can now tweet a track ...
09:12 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget HP buying Samsung's printer business for $1.05 billion
Samsung's board has approved the sale of its printer operation to HP for $1.05 billion "to concentrate on its core business areas," it said in a press release. It plans to spin off the ...
08:24 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget 'The Last Guardian' is delayed until December
The long-awaited PS4 exclusive The Last Guardian has been pushed back to December 6th. The game was originally scheduled for October 25th, but apparently has more bugs than anticipated. "To ensur...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget TiVo combines its biggest, fastest DVRs to make the Bolt
As soon as TiVo unveiled its Bolt Unified Entertainment System last year, the company's biggest DVR fans started asking "what about us?" That's because despite its new design, 4K s...
07:29 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Google sibling Verily to launch connected diabetes therapies
Google's parent company, Alphabet, is wasting no time helping to fund intelligent medical treatments. Just a month after it teamed up with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to pioneer so-called bioelectronic...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud Go promo gives you 3 months of music for 99 cents
SoundCloud's Go streaming service is barely half a year old, but the company is already determined to attract hesitant listeners. It's launching a week-long promo that will give you 3 months...
06:28 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Bad experiences on Facebook have real-world consequences
Researchers at Brown University believe that they have established a link between Facebook use and depression. The study examined 264 people and tracked if, and when, they reported having an NFE: a Ne...
05:24 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Action Launcher brings Google's rumored Android tweaks early
Why wait for Google's rumored Pixel / not-Nexus phones, when you could use some of their software right now? The latest release of Action Launcher has arrived, and it cribs some of the features n...
04:05 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Morrisons to open 'hundreds' of in-store Amazon Lockers
In the UK, Morrisons and Amazon have become unlikely allies. After partnering up on Amazon Pantry, the supermarket chain has revealed new plans to open "hundreds" of Amazon Lockers inside it...
03:43 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget BMW reportedly steps up its electric vehicle plans
Mercedes isn't the only car maker determined to beat Tesla before it gets huge. Sources speaking to German business daily Handelsblatt claim that BMW is in the midst of planning an executive shu...
02:02 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Neural networks are powerful thanks to physics, not math
When you think about how a neural network can beat a Go champion or otherwise accomplish tasks that would be impractical for most computers, it's tempting to attribute the success to math. Surel...
12:00 am -04 - Mon, September 12, 2016
Engadget Take the newest Prius for a virtual spin
Toyota has a new car and a new way to market it. During Techcrunch Disrupt this week, the automaker will show off its new Prius Prime, a plug-in version of its popular hybrid vehicle. But rather than ...
11:58 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Electron microscope draws nano-sized patterns in metal ink
One of the greatest challenges in designing electronics is drawing very fine details. You normally need lithography, which complicates the process by requiring masks. However, Oak Ridge National Lab...
10:36 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Nano-sized metal fish deliver targeted drugs to your body
Doctors have long dreamed of delivering drugs to specific parts of your body, and they may soon have a clever way to do it: fish. UC San Diego researchers have developed nanoscale metallic fish (they&...
09:18 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget California energy standard could cut PC power use by a third
Computers aren't the power hogs they used to be, but California's Energy Commission believes the industry can do better. It just revealed the likely final version of standards that would re...
08:09 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget NASA plans to rejoin the ESA's gravitational waves project
NASA was supposed to be the European Space Agency's partner in the quest to measure gravitational waves, but it had to drop out in 2011 due to budgetary constraints. According to Science, though,...
06:44 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Drones can defend themselves with an anti-laser jammer
There are plenty of efforts to make drone-destroying lasers. But what about protecting those drones? Adsys Controls thinks it can help. It's making Helios, a passive jammer that confuses laser we...
05:17 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Watch the Milky Way's birth in this Caltech simulation
A team of Caltech astronomers created what could be the most accurate computer simulation of our galaxy's birth. See, according to computations for older simulations, our galaxy should be surroun...
03:51 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Watch Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot balance on one foot
Humanoid robots still have problems staying upright, especially in tricky situations, but it's evident that they're making some progress. IHMC has posted a video showing Boston Dynamics'...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Tesla's next Autopilot update will rely more on radar
Today Tesla announced that its upcoming Autopilot 8.0 update will rely more on radar than previous versions of the semi-autonomous feature. To boot, it will penalize inattentive drivers....
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Twitch-produced live shows will feature closed captions
Twitch is making its own live broadcasts much friendlier to deaf and hearing-impaired viewers. The live streaming platform's weekly show that airs every Friday, the Kappa Theater panels and all t...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Intel Edison laser harp, part 1
Inspired by #MTFBerlin and the projects at Music Tech Fest, the Ben Heck Show team uses Intel's Edison chip to build an electronic harp. The team harness the power of lasers, virtual studio techn...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget After Math: Los dos
This week has been a one-two punch of tech news. Sony and Apple both debuted a pair of new devices, Microsoft teased the next iteration of its 2-for-1 Surface laptop-tablet and GE dropped big bucks on...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget A 3D-printed autonomous car, and more in the week that was
3D printing and autonomous cars are two of today's hottest emerging technologies -- so why not combine the two? That's the idea behind Local Motors' latest vehicle, which features a 3D-...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Major cyberattack seller knocked offline as it faces arrests
One of the more popular cyberattack peddlers just came crashing down. Israeli law enforcement has arrested Yarden Bidani and Itay Huri as part of an FBI investigation into their alleged control of vDO...
02:12 am -04 - Sun, September 11, 2016
Engadget Your smartphone could soon act as a glaucoma testing device
We've seen smartphones work as electrocardiograms, so why not use them to test for glaucoma at home? That's the idea behind Cambridge Consultants' Viewi headset. Rather than hitting the...
11:59 pm -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget Google fixes two serious Android security flaws
Google's mobile security team has definitely been busy cleaning house this week. The company has released an Android update that closes two security holes that could pose a major threat if intru...
10:34 pm -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget Amazon might open more pop-up stores to showcase the Echo
You might see more pop-up Amazon stores in malls over the next year. According to Business Insider, the tech titan is planning to open more of them, particularly to showcase its Echo speakers and othe...
09:17 pm -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget Seth Rogen's sci-fi comedy 'Future Man' is Hulu-bound
Seth Rogen is working on a new comedy series called Future Man, which has just been picked up for broadcast on Hulu. ...
07:45 pm -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget Dropbox tackles security fears surrounding its Mac app
Dropbox has already raised some eyebrows over its requests for ever-deeper access to your computer, and recent discoveries aren't helping things much. Users now claim that Dropbox's Mac app ...
06:20 pm -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget Chrome cracks down on sites that don't use encryption
Chrome is embarking on a crusade to crack down on websites that still aren't using encryption, and it starts with the latest version of the browser, Chrome 56....
04:54 pm -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget Anti-encryption bill changes would limit some effects on security
A Senate bill that would demand encryption backdoors may be on ice for now, but it's now poised to come back -- with a few limitations. Just Security claims to have obtained proposed changes to t...
03:25 pm -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget Google DeepMind's AI can mimic realistic human speech
It's still pretty easy to tell whether it's a real person who's talking or a text-to-speech program. But there might come a time when a robot could dupe you into thinking that you'...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget The best places to buy and sell a used iPhone
By Jackie DoveWith a new iPhone arriving soon, many people will look to sell their old iPhone for some quick cash. But which places offer the best return and the smoothest process? To find out, Tom�...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Snowden's escape from Hong Kong
How Snowden escapedTheresa Tedesco,National PostFor two weeks in 2013, the most wanted man in the world hid from authorities. National Post has the story of how refugees helped hide Edward Snowden in ...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget Six folding electric bikes that fit practically anywhere
By Cat DiStasioImagine being able to carry a clean energy vehicle with you, just about wherever you go. Enter the folding electric bike. Battery-powered bicycles are on the rise as two-wheeled commuti...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, September 10, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: NASA is going to colonize a space rock
Today on In Case You Missed It: Nasa launched the OSIRIS-Rex craft this week to begin its long and lonely mission to visit the Bennu asteroid. It'll return to Earth in seven years full of space r...
11:27 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook bans, then reinstates, iconic 'napalm girl' photo
Facebook's policy on what constitutes as nudity is in the news again. This time, though, there's a reversal involving a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo from the Vietnam war, The Guardian report...
10:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Roland's System-8 synthesizer does almost everything
As Roland's product-packed 909 day comes to a close, one of the more impressive announcements is the new System-8 synthesizer. Taking a design cue from the Aira line, the new keyboard is packed f...
10:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Roland's new take on the iconic TR-909 delivers nostalgia aplenty
Roland's Boutique line of synthesizers broke from cover last fall and today the company announced three more members of the series. Appropriately enough for 909 Day, the highlight of the trio is ...
09:33 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget NYT: Apple car 'reboot' involves dozens of layoffs
The latest rumor surrounding Apple's fabled Project Titan car comes from the New York Times, which reports "dozens" of layoffs as parts of the initiative have been shut down. This follo...
06:45 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Hit the road jack
This week brought us announcements from both Apple and Sony, and the typical flurry of stories, opinions, analysis, comments, think-pieces and trend stories on the news from both companies. Here in th...
06:08 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget TiVo's next-gen interface plays nice with all your TV content
With TiVo's Series 1 DVRs going extinct at the end of the month and new parent company Rovi taking over, the TiVo brand is getting an interface refresh to bring it up to day with people's cu...
05:43 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Researchers can find your deepest secrets by scanning your brain
Verifying your identity with brainwave scans sounds pretty awesome on the surface, but new research from from Texas Tech University shows that EEG identification could be the start of a whole new worl...
05:15 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Sony isn't allowing Bethesda to support mods for PS4 players
Bethesda has announced that there will no longer be mod support for its PlayStation 4 titles. Unfortunately, it seems Sony has informed the company that they will not be approving user mods in the way...
04:48 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Consumer Product Safety Commission: Stop using the Galaxy Note 7
While Samsung has already announced its own recall and replacement program for the Galaxy Note 7, following reports about the phone's potentially explosive batteries, it hasn't yet gone thro...
04:12 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook co-founder donates $20 million to elect Hillary Clinton
Mark Zuckerberg's other half, Dustin Moskovitz, has pledged to donate $20 million to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democratic efforts this election yea...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Customer service matters when it comes to ransomware
This week we're finding out that Cerber is 2016's biggest name in ransomware.Cerber didn't get to the top just by being good at infecting computers, locking up people's files, and ...
03:40 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook's trending algorithm promoted a 9/11 truther story
Facebook's trending news algorithm has failed once again. Earlier today, Facebook users who clicked on the "9/11" trending topic on the social network were directed to a tabloid story b...
03:27 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget How inmates tried to coordinate a nationwide prison strike
Today is symbolic for an oft-forgotten group of Americans: Prisoners. 45 years ago, those locked away in the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York state went from protesting for more rights...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget The grandfather kings of nerdcore
In terms of popularity, nerdcore occupies a space somewhere between underground hip hop and the end of the universe, according to rapper and educator Mega Ran. Nerdcore is a brand of hip hop character...
02:44 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Alexa can tell you what's trending on Twitter
Twitter has announced a new "skill" for Echo devices called Twitter Reader. The company tweeted that you can now "use the Twitter Reader to hear trends, top Tweets, notifications &a...
02:23 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk seeks public footage for SpaceX investigation
Earlier this month, SpaceX lost a Falcon 9 rocket (and a Facebook satellite) on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral. Naturally, Elon Musk is not taking the explosion lightly, and the outspoken CEO has al...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget The iPhone 7 is the walled-off computer Apple has always wanted
So Apple killed the headphone jack with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. But what does that really mean? Think back to the Apple's origin story and the tale of the two young Steves, Jobs and Wozniak, bui...
01:43 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 trade-in programs require two-year contracts
If you're looking to get your hands on an iPhone 7 in the coming weeks but wasn't fast enough to secure one when preorders open, there's still hope. All four major phone carriers have i...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Ford dabbles in shuttles and bike sharing in San Francisco
Not happy with just announcing that it'll have autonomous car sharing available in five years, the automaker is now adding two more means of transportation for urban areas: bikes and shuttles. In...
01:18 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Transferring data between PS4s will soon be a snap
PlayStation 4 is receiving an upgrade in the form of the 4.0 software update, which is bringing a ton of new features along with it. ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget The best in-ear headphones around $100
By Lauren DraganThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.If we wanted to buy in-ear headphones for under $100, we&...
12:52 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget GM recalls 4.3 million vehicles worldwide over faulty airbags
General Motors will recall 4.3 million vehicles across the globe because of a software defect in the airbag system that has so far been linked to one death and three injuries, Reuters reports. The bug...
12:47 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget A first look at Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV
The long-awaited EOS 5D Mark IV is getting ready to hit retailers later this month. And, as expected, it is a worthy successor to one of Canon's most popular DSLRs, the 5D Mark III. At least base...
12:21 pm -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime Now delivers supplies to tailgaters at 49ers games
Amazon's one-hour Prime Now deliveries were already available to customers in the San Francisco area, but the company is going a step further for football season. The online retailer is teaming u...
11:57 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget VW engineer pleads guilty to conspiracy in emissons scandal
Just when you thought Volkswagen's emissions scandal couldn't get any worse for the company, it did. James Robert Liang, a veteran Volkswagen AG engineer, pled guilty in federal court on Fri...
11:43 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Justin Timberlake's concert film debuts on Netflix October 12th
As the streaming wars rage on, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and others continue to add to their libraries. Today, Netflix announced via Twitter that Justin Timberlake's concert film will debut on the se...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget European commission pulls free roaming plan after complaints
The European Commission has pulled down its free roaming plan for European residents, just days after it first posted it. "In light of the initial feedback received, President [Jean-Claude] Junck...
10:27 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget High-profile Kickstarter games see delays, port cancellations
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, was crowdfunded to the tune of $5.5 million last year, with an ETA of March 2017. It promises to be a spiritual successor to the Castlevania series, but this week, p...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 5: Applesauce
Editor in Chief Michael Gorman, executive editor Christopher Trout and managing editor Dana Wollman join host Terrence O'Brien for a special all Apple edition of the podcast from San Francisco. O...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Delivery drone inception and China's 'Spruce Goose'
Today on In Case You Missed It: Starship Technologies teams up with Mercedes-Benz to use the latter's Sprinter vans as "motherships" for the former's package delivery drones. China...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Amazon wants live sports streaming rights
Bloomberg believes that Amazon is considering buying the rights to a variety of live sporting events as a way of bringing more people into Prime. According to the site's anonymous sources, the fi...
08:25 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Robot sews a shirt automatically using stiffened fabric
Garments have been sewed together by humans since time immemorial, but a company called Sewbo wants to replace us with automatons. It has developed a robot that can assemble a T-shirt by simply stiffe...
07:30 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget HemaApp gives smartphones the power to detect anemia
A team of researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that turns smartphones into anemia detectors. See, the condition often goes undiagnosed in developing parts of the world. ...
06:45 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 contracts on EE, O2, Vodafone and Three: which is best?
For many smartphone fans, today is Christmas morning. Apple unwrapped the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus earlier this week and now, they're available to pre-order. Both smartphones are an upgrade over their...
06:25 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Virgin Galactic returns to the skies after two years
Virgin Galactic has announced that it has successfully test-flown its new (edge of) space plane. It's the first time in two years that Galactic craft has taken to the skies as the program was put...
05:14 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Feds arrest two men for hacking top intelligence officials
American authorities have arrested two men from North Carolina for hacking into the emails of top intelligence officials, including CIA Director John Brennan. Andrew Otto Boggs, 22, and Justin Gray Li...
04:04 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Mix up 'Rocket League' action with Rumble Mode and item trading
We're still waiting to see fully cross-platform Rocket League, but the game just made some other adjustments to keep things fresh for regular players. Dubbed Rumble Mode, the new 3v3 gameplay var...
03:00 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Sony's flagship Action Cam arrives in the US later this month
Sony introduced its new Action Cam, the FDR-X300R, last week at IFA 2016. Back then, though, the company only shared details about pricing and availability for Europe. But now we know when it will com...
02:02 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget Doom's multiplayer patch adds a messy free-for-all deathmatch
The new Doom had a bit of a different strategy for multiplayer when it launched earlier this year. The team at id Software focused on playing to the game's strengths by offering play-as-a-demon g...
12:56 am -04 - Fri, September 9, 2016
Engadget NYC's firefighters will use drones to make their jobs safer
New York City's firefighters have a new ally that could help keep them safe: drones. They've begun testing a small, fire-engine red unmanned aerial vehicle that can take both standard and in...
11:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Jonathan Blow's 'The Witness' gets the PlayStation 4 Pro treatment
The Witness, Jonathan Blow's latest release, is getting a special patch for the PlayStation 4 Pro to augment its visuals since it's coming to a brand new home. Blow's team at Thekla, In...
10:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget The Professional eSports Association officially launches in 2017
The Professional eSports Association (PEA) has announced that it will officially begin operating in January 2017 with its inaugural title as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The PEA will be launching...
09:24 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Relive Apple's iPhone 7 event right here
If you were busy at work yesterday and couldn't watch Apple's iPhone 7 stream unfold live, you can fix that. As is tradition, the Cupertino company has uploaded the whole shebang to YouTube ...
08:37 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget The iPhone 7 Plus packs 3GB of RAM for extreme multitasking
Besides that extra camera lens, the iPhone 7 Plus is packing additional hardware. Specifically, an extra gigabyte of RAM according to 9to5Mac. That brings the total amount up to 3GB if you're kee...
07:54 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Xbox One S helped Microsoft outsell the PS4 in August
The Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 in August, thanks to a boost from Microsoft's latest console, the Xbox One S. A 2TB model of the Xbox One S hit shelves on August 2nd for $400 and sales of ...
07:39 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget FAA officially warns against using Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes
Samsung's slightly explosive new phone is drawing more critical attention, this time from the FAA. The government agency has apparently heard about the Galaxy Note 7 recall, and after some consid...
06:59 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Google Photos will compensate for your shaky-cam Live Photos
The latest update for Google Photos brings some of the same features introduced in the standalone Motion Stills app into the main product, making it easier to edit, stabilize and share Live Photos tak...
06:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Those new AirPods will work with non-Apple devices
Despite listing software requirements to the contrary in yesterday's press release, The Verge reports that Apple's new AirPods will work with devices other than its own. By doing so, you...
06:03 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Google Maps adds Lyft and Gett to its ride hailing options
Users searching for directions from Point A to Point B in Google Maps just got a few more options for getting there. According to the official Google Maps blog, both the iOS and Android versions now i...
05:36 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Sling TV launches a native Windows 10 app with Cortana support
For the last year and a half, Sling TV has been gradually improving its cord-cutting TV service. Chromcast support, more channels and an updated interface have all made the streaming television soluti...
05:05 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Alexa may soon butt into your conversations
Amazon's Alexa may soon be interrupting your conversations with traffic notifications and other important announcements, if you want her to. ...
04:52 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Reuters: White House to appoint first federal cyber security chief today
According to Reuters, the White House will appoint Retired Air Force Brigadier General Gregory Touhill as the nation's first federal cyber security chief, a position tasked with dictating cyberse...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro reveal was a confident step forward
It's been a good year so far for Sony Interactive Entertainment. Yesterday's PlayStation Meeting continued the momentum from E3 and showed us the next step in its plan for home console domin...
04:25 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Playboy's legal victory could change your freedom to link
A European legal battle may have just set precedent for when you can and cannot link to material without permission. Playboy's Dutch publisher Sanoma sued commercial media site GeenStijl to take ...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Facebook's 'Star Trek' reactions show it doesn't know jack about Spock
Today is Star Trek's 50th anniversary, marking half a century since the show first aired on September 8th 1966. Here at Engadget, we're celebrating with an ancient Trekkie tradition: Nitpick...
04:06 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget A $40 dongle lets you use wired headphones and charge your iPhone 7
After Apple got rid of the headphone jack on its new iPhones yesterday you were probably thinking: How am I supposed to charge my phone and use wired headphones? Fear not dear reader, accessory maker ...
03:51 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Microsoft could be unveiling its Surface All-in-One in October
Microsoft may very well be introducing its Surface All-in-One device this October during a special fall hardware launch, according to ZDNet. ...
03:35 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Two years later, Apple has figured out what the Watch is good for
It's been exactly two years since Apple took the wraps off the Apple Watch, the first entirely new product for the company under the direction of CEO Tim Cook. But unlike Steve Jobs' legenda...
03:35 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Two years later, Apple has figured out what its watch is good for
It's been exactly two years since Apple took the wraps off the Apple Watch, the first entirely new product for the company under the direction of CEO Tim Cook. But unlike Steve Jobs' legenda...
03:24 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget FCC boss shares a fresh compromise on set-top box rules
The FCC and cable companies have been butting heads for nearly a year over how to regulate set-top boxes, and today FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his latest plan in an LA Times op-ed. The new plan...
03:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: $30 off the Amazon Tap
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...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Burritos by drone will soon be a thing
In the biggest test of drone deliveries to date, Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. and Chipotle are bringing airborne burritos to the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Accordin...
02:37 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Welcome to the final console generation as we know it
PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny practically whispered into his microphone as he introduced the world to Sony's latest console iteration, the PS4 Pro. His voice was at odds with the setting: He...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Oculus Story Studios won its first Emmy for an interactive film
Virtual reality is an art form that's still in its early stages. Headsets, like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, were only released this year, and people still need to be convinced that VR can be a ...
01:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget The iPhone 7's best new feature is water resistance
Once again, Apple has dropped a new phone with a whole array of improvements that make it a must-buy. But the iPhone maker buried the lead with its launch by barely touching on the next-gen phones...
01:36 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Will you buy the PlayStation 4 Pro?
The PlayStation 4 Neo Pro has finally been revealed, and it packs in an intriguing amount of power and features unforeseen in the console world. But given that it's only been three years since th...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Periscope makes it harder to creep on your friends' broadcasts
Periscope has rolled out a tiny update that alerts streamers when people they follow join their broadcast, taking all the fun out of secretly creeping on your friends' digital lives. When streami...
12:53 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget What happened at Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro event
Sony's PlayStation event didn't have a ton of surprises, but still -- any time you get two new flavors of the PS4, it's worth paying attention. In the afterglow of today's announce...
12:32 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Twitter just turned DMs into a chat app
Twitter has been implementing some important updates to protect its users lately, but its most recent change could help foster better conversations. The social network today tweeted (duh) a video show...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Sony's petite Xperia X Compact hits the UK
Right about now has to be the worst possible time for a new smartphone to launch, what with Apple announcing a pair of new iPhones and all. Nevertheless, Sony's Xperia X Compact is now available ...
12:18 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Airbnb introduces new rules meant to fight discrimination
Airbnb has gone forward with several rules meant to combat the discrimination perceived in its rental policy as of today. ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget 4K consoles will finally make 1080p gaming a reality
Microsoft and Sony have finally announced their new, more powerful console revisions. The PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio promise a significant performance bump over their current-gen counterparts, suppos...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget 'Animal Crossing' and 'Fire Emblem' mobile apps delayed to 2017
Nintendo's Super Mario Run for iPhone, iPad and Android made big news during Apple's event yesterday in San Francisco, but in all the fanfare it seems two additional planned Nintendo propert...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Apple knows that the new iPhones will sell out
Apple has traditionally opened iPhone pre-orders on a Friday and then reported on how many people laid down cash the following Monday. The company issues a press release saying that it's seen unp...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Stage your own 'Star Wars' battles with this new Air Hogs line
Spin Master has a great track record when it comes to making awesome Star Wars merchandise, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the company has created two brand new Air Hogs products that yo...
10:35 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Colin Powell advised Hillary Clinton on email servers
We may be sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton's damn emails, but that doesn't mean the issue is going away. The presidential candidate has been lambasted by Republicans who claim...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Go through virtual spacewalk training with this NASA video
Most people will never train to walk in space, but you can always get a cheapo Google Cardboard and play the latest 360 ultra high-definition video out of NASA's headquarters to pretend that you ...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget A $50 device and an app can easily steal your PC's log-in
You'd think protecting your computer with a strong password can keep it safe, but apparently, all it takes to steal your log-in credentials is a $50 piece of hardware and an app. According to R5 ...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Finger speakers and sumo-bots and mini-silk screens
Today on In Case You Missed It: The SIGNL strap Kickstarter campaign wants to put a private phone speaker at the tip of your finger. Plus, Japan combines its two favorite past times -- the graceful ar...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Superhumans: Inside the world's first cyborg games
Thousands of miles from the drama of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one man has been quietly plotting his own competition; a previously impossible event melding human and machine. His na...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Amazon's new Fire HD 8 is its first tablet with Alexa
It's September, and that means it's time for fresh Amazon tablet hardware... only this year, software is the real star of the show. The internet retailer has introduced a new version of the ...
08:15 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Cricket Wireless matches Google with new $30 data plan
While the major American wireless providers have been changing up their price plans and generally shaking things up, low-cost carriers have been taking note. Cricket Wireless is joining the game by in...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Epson and DJI team up for POV drone goggles
Phantom owners will soon be able to pilot their drones with a fresh perspective -- that of the UAV itself. DJI and Epson announced on Thursday that they are teaming up. Together, they'll expand D...
07:20 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Google aims its terrorist-dissuading ads at North America
As radical terrorists ramp up their online recruitment, social media services like Twitter often bear the brunt of criticism for failing to curb their outreach. But sometimes Google gets an earful too...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Apple has quietly hiked the price of key products in the UK
The price of admission for Apple's gadget wonderland is slowly rising in the UK. The company announced a slew of new products yesterday, including the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2, with a fl...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Amazon's grocery deliveries now cover 190 London postcodes
Amazon announced today that its Fresh grocery delivery service is now available in 190 Greater London postcodes. The online retailer is keen to highlight that the number of eligible postcodes has more...
06:30 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Australian airlines ban use of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7
Australian airlines Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have told passengers not to power up or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on its planes. "We are requesting that passengers who ow...
05:15 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Raspberry Pi has now sold 10 million computers
There's no doubt about it: the Raspberry Pi has changed the game for tech hobbyists and tinkerers alike. In four and a half years, we've seen the company expand its line-up to cater for smal...
04:19 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Parrot's latest project is a dev kit to help drones navigate indoors
French drone company Parrot has just announced the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, a special development kit meant to aid drones and other robots avoid obstacles while indoors. ...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget BBC iPlayer will let you 'restart' live shows on your phone
Sometimes you'll race home and boot up BBC iPlayer, only to find that you've missed the start of your favourite show. Fiddlesticks. It's an important week on The Great British Bake Off....
03:01 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Nest makes finding security camera highlights easier
The great thing about having a camera trained on your home 24 hours a day is that you can see the exact moment something exciting (or terrible like a break in) happens. The worst part is that you have...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget Nest's smart thermostat now comes in limited edition colors
Nest's third-generation Learning Thermostat wasn't exactly a design revolution -- surprise, it's another metal puck with a display -- but the company is doing something to jazz things u...
01:05 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget 'Star Trek Online' launches for free on consoles
Star Trek Online arrived on PC in the busy MMORPG scene in February 2010, just as the sun started to set on the genre. But the game followed industry trends to keep its playerbase, relaunching in Janu...
12:23 am -04 - Thu, September 8, 2016
Engadget PS4 Pro will take UHD screenshots and broadcast 1080p video
In addition to running games at higher resolution, the PlayStation 4 Pro will also take bigger and more detailed screenshots as well. Hitting the Share button on the controller will grab a 4K-sized im...
11:57 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget $35 Pokmon Go Plus accessory will go on sale September 16th
Pok&eacute;mon Go players will have their choice of accessories soon, since the $35 Pok&eacute;mon Go Plus accessory will be available September 16th "in most countries." Earlier tod...
11:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget What Happened at the iPhone event
If you're still reeling from the loss of the headphone jack and need to catch up with all of today's Apple news, Engadget's own Michael Gorman breaks down the new iPhone 7 and Apple Wat...
10:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Sony brought new PS4 accessories too
Sony didn't talk about it much during today's PlayStation Meeting event, but the reworked DualShock 4 (CUH-ZCT2) spotted in earlier leaks is real. The touchpad is a bit see through, allowing...
10:34 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget DirecTV now streams many more channels on your phone
AT&amp;T is pushing hard to get you streaming DirecTV on your smartphone. An update to the DirecTV iOS and Android apps mean you can now stream many more of the TV channels you can get at home. In...
08:42 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Watch Apple's iPhone 7 event in 15 minutes
Today's Apple event was jam packed with new gear, new features and more. If you missed any of the details on the new iPhone 7 and 7s, including all of the info on the new camera tech, we've ...
08:18 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Vizio's Cast-powered speakers offer an alternative to Sonos
Vizio first announced plans to bring Google Cast to its wireless speakers back in March. Now that the multi-room SmartCast Crave 360 is available for purchase, Vizio hopes you'll give it a look i...
07:25 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Caption Contest: Tim Cook shows Maddie Ziegler the iPhone 7
Apple unveiled its newest iPhone in San Francisco today and, despite some backlash over its "courageous" stand in removing the handset's conventional headphone jack, the iPhone 7 seemed...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Nintendo loses a little piece of its identity with 'Super Mario Run'
Today, Nintendo announced Super Mario is going mobile -- Super Mario Run will launch on iOS and Android before the end of the year. We knew the company was making more content for smartphones, but for...
06:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget PlayStation 4 Pro games look amazing, but don't expect real 4K
The PlayStation 4 Pro is undoubtedly the most powerful game console I've ever seen. Its GPU (powered by AMD's new Polaris technology) is more than twice as fast as the original PS4, and it s...
06:40 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The Aftermath: Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro event
For an hour-long media event, Sony packed a ton of new info into 60 minutes. Release date and prices for both the PlayStation 4 Slim and PS4 Pro, tons of HDR footage from upcoming games and even a few...
06:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Snapchat considers offering public stock
Snapchat is growing fast, which means that it will need more money... and it may be taking the steps it needs to bring in that extra cash. The Information's sources claim that Snapchat is talkin...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple's AirPods toe the line between usefulness and gimmickry
Apple's embracing this whole "no headphone jack" thing in a big way, and there's no better indicator than the company's new, $159 AirPods. They're not quite ready for pub...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget After Math: iPhone 7 edition
The newest iPhone is out, well all of it except for the headphone jack. But that's not all that Apple announced during its press conference in San Francisco this morning. The company also showed ...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple drops iPad prices while bumping up the storage
While Tim Cook and Co. didn't make any iPad announcements on stage earlier, Apple's tablet range did get a few changes today. Like the iPhone line, Apple is bumping the minimum storage to 32...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The new Apple Watch mostly looks like the old one
There are two ways to let the world know you have the next-gen Apple Watch, the Series 2, and not the original which came out last year. You could buy the new Nike-branded one, but well, that probably...
05:15 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The PlayStation 4 Pro vs. the original PS4: What's changed?
With only three years since the release of the PlayStation 4, Sony isn't quite ready to give us a completely new console. But while it did unveil a new slim redesign, there's also the PlaySt...
05:09 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Don't worry, 'Super Mario Run' is coming to Android too
Super Mario Run, Nintendo's first Mario-centric release for the iPhone, is coming to Android, too....
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are all about subtle, powerful changes
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are here, and wouldn't you know it -- just about all those leaks were right. It goes without saying that we're not looking at a massive redesign here, either. There a...
04:51 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The Apple Watch Nike is a running watch I might actually use
I've been wearing the original Apple Watch every day for the past eight months, but never as a running watch. As much as I enjoy the device for its notifications, slick Activity app and stylish d...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Blizzard launches new 'World of Warcraft: Legion' companion app
The World of Warcraft Mobile Armory app has been quietly keep track of all your characters, stats and auctions for years now (in fact it just got updated to version 7.0 last month). Now, to coincide w...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The iPhone 7 Plus vs. the competition: How even is the field?
The iPhone 7 Plus finally brings a dual camera to the iPhone line. But there are plenty of other big handsets out there with their own stellar features, including the LG's newly unveiled V20 and ...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Watch 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' running on the PS4 Pro
To show off the capabilities of its new, more powerful PlayStation 4, Sony called on Bioware and the highly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda. The first (official) gameplay was demoed on stage at the...
04:18 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The PlayStation 4 Pro is not an Ultra HD Blu-ray player
During today's announcement of the new PS4 Pro, we heard a lot about the enhancements offered by 4K and HDR, but there was one thing not mentioned: Ultra HD Blu-ray. Our reporters at the event as...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple killed off its super expensive gold Edition watches
With today's launch of the Apple Watch Series 2, Tim Cook and company added the sleek new Ceramic Edition, but quietly did away with the more ostentatious, solid 18-karat gold version. While that...
04:06 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Courage is not how you sell iPhones
Today, during its annual iPhone event, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller said Apple was ditching the headphone jack found in pretty much every audio device ever made because ...
04:03 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget PlayStation 4 will play Netflix and YouTube videos in HDR
Sony made much ado over high dynamic range imagery for gaming on the PlayStation 4 Pro at its September event, but don't worry -- it knows you want to watch HDR videos, too. The console maker an...
04:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The iPhone 7 vs. the competition: Win some, lose some
The new 4.7-inch iPhone is here and, just like the rumors predicted, the headphone jack is no more. If you're not thrilled with having to shop for a new pair of earbuds, it might be worth looking...
03:54 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch Series 2 UK release date and pricing
Apple's iPhone 7 event may be over, but now is the time to unpack everything we've seen. One of the biggest announcements of the evening was the Apple Watch Series 2. At first glance, the se...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Sony will upgrade all PS4s with HDR
At today's announcement of two new PS4 consoles, Sony had news for existing owners too: a firmware update will make every PS4 ready for HDR gaming. There weren't a lot of specifics on what e...
03:48 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget UK pricing for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
As one of the biggest tech events of the year draws to a close, it's time to catch our breath. By now, you may've heard all about Apple's new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and second-generati...
03:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple warns the new Jet Black iPhones are prone to scratches
If you've always preferred shiny gadgets, the Jet Black iPhone 7 is totally up your alley. A word of warning, though: Apple admits that you might have to take extra good care of it to keep it scr...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Sierra hits Macs on September 20th with Siri in tow
Sierra, the latest version of macOS (formerly OS X), will be available to download on September 20th. The update adds Siri to the Mac, the ability to copy and paste among Apple devices, and it enables...
03:26 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple's iPhone upgrade programme is coming to the UK
Apple is bringing its iPhone upgrade programme to the UK, giving diehard fans a new way to fund their annual upgrade. Plans start at &pound;33.45 per month, netting you the regular iPhone 7 with 3...
03:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Sony's 4K game console is called PlayStation 4 Pro
Sony's 4k PlayStation 4 upgrade has been something of an open secret since before E3, but today the company officially unveiled its high end game console. It's called PlayStation 4 Pro -- an...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The PS4 Slim hits shelves on September 15th for $300
Sony isn't done with the PlayStation 4. The company today revealed the PS4 Slim, a thinner version of its latest console that's been lurking around the rumor mill for months now. The Slim la...
02:55 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple kills off 16GB storage for the iPhone 7
If you're looking for just a little bit of on-device storage in your next phone, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus aren't for you. At its fall announcement event in San Francisco on Wednesday, Apple r...
02:48 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget iOS 10 will be available to download on September 13
In some countries, Tuesday 13th is the unlucky date (not Friday). Coincidentally, that's the date you'll be able to upgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 10. Version 10 of iOS has been rattling...
02:42 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple rolls out new Beats headphones with AirPod tech built-in
Apple just confirmed it's ditching the old headphone jack, and also rolling out upgraded wireless headphones called AirPods. Naturally, its Beats brand is getting in the game, announcing headphon...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple unveils its quad-core A10 Fusion chip
You know how this works: Another iPhone, another entry in Apple's mobile processor lineup. The company just unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which are powered by its new A10 Fusion mobile proces...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Live from Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro event
Apple isn't the only big tech company making headlines today: Sony is also set to divulge its next console plans at its PlayStation event in NYC. While the company hasn't revealed any specif...
02:34 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Instagram will take advantage of your iPhone 7's camera
You won't have to wait long to find apps that take advantage of the iPhone 7's upgraded camera system. Instagram has revealed that an updated version of its iOS app will take and share phot...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Watch today's PlayStation Meeting right here!
It only took about six months, but we're (hopefully) finally going to get all of the details possible about the PlayStation Neo today. Will it include an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive like the Xbox One ...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple's AirPods are smart wireless earbuds with a new W1 chip
The rumor that Apple would nix the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has been circulating off and on since late last year. Today, the company made it official: RIP 3.5mm port on the iPhone. Ap...
02:25 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch Series 1 is now just $269
While the reveal of the Apple Watch Series 2 is getting all the glitz and glamor, the tech giant isn't putting the wearable's first generation out to pasture just yet. The renamed and slight...
02:24 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 Plus adds a second camera for better zoom
Apple has been accused lately of being less than innovative -- boring even -- compared to rivals like Google. With the iPhone 7 and particularly the 7 Plus, however, Apple is trying to take back the l...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple and Nike have made a special edition Watch Series 2
Looks like Tim Cook's appointment as lead independent director on Nike's board earlier this year preempted a deeper relationship forming between the two companies. Alongside the Apple Watch ...
01:55 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple brings WatchOS 3 to your wrist on September 13th
You won't have to pick up Apple Watch Series 2 to see a tangible improvement to your wristwear -- Apple has revealed that its WatchOS 3 update will reach original Apple Watch models on September ...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple refreshes its Hermes bands for Apple Watch Series 2
The Apple Watch Series 2 is getting several new updates, many of them aesthetic augments. For instance, the previous Hermes watch band models have returned for Series 2, with a host of new colors and ...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Pokmon Go coming to Apple Watch, phone still required to catch 'em all
It was the question every Pok&eacute;mon trainer with an Apple Watch asked on day one: "Why isn't this game on my wrist?" Well, now it is -- before the end of the year, Pok&eacu...
01:36 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch Series Two comes with waterproofing and GPS
Two years after Apple launched its first wearable, the company has pulled the dust sheets from the second-generation of its Watch. As for what's different, it's certainly not what's on ...
01:36 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch Series 2 comes with waterproofing and GPS
Two years after Apple launched its first wearable, the company has pulled the dust sheets from the second generation of its watch. It's certainly not what's on the outside that defines the A...
01:34 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple adds real-time collaboration to iWork
Apple's iWork is getting education-focused real-time collaboration just in time for the start of the new school year. While Apple has a long history in schools, in the past few years Google Docs ...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Mario is coming to the iPhone and iPad
Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto showed up on the Apple stage today to reveal Super Mario Run, an iOS game starring everyone's favorite red-hatted plumber. Super Mario Run is the first Nintendo t...
01:13 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple Music has 17 million paid users with the help of exclusives
When Apple teased its redesign for Apple Music back at WWDC, the company revealed that the the service had reached 15 million paid users. CEO Tim Cook kicked off today's iPhone event by announcin...
01:11 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Apple announces the water-resistant iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Apple accidentally introduced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the latest iterations of its premium smartphone, via Twitter, before deleting the tweets. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus look remarkably similar to the ...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Live from Apple's iPhone 7 launch!
It's September and Apple is hosting an event. That can only mean one thing: New iPhones are afoot. You may have heard that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are rumored to ditch the headphone jack, but we&...
12:36 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Amazon and Apple out new iPhone 7 ahead of announcement
Looks like Amazon jumped the gun and accidentally posted its iPhone 7 accessories landing page ahead of Apple's actual event. While we can't guarantee that the page has the correct informati...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Europe's cutting-edge wind satellite should launch in 2017
Humanity is about to deepen its understanding of Earth's winds. The European Space Agency has secured a rocket launch deal for its wind-tracking Aeolus satellite, which is now expected to enter ...
12:04 pm -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Intel brings you to NY Fashion Week's runway with VR
If you can't make it to New York Fashion Week in person, Intel is giving you another option: Virtual reality. Using VOKE's app on the Gear VR, you can view live broadcasts of runway shows in...
11:38 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Snapchat reportedly drops Local Stories for cities
For a while, Snapchat has run Local Stories, or daily summaries of what's happening in your city based on videos from users in the area. However, you may have to go without them before long. Bl...
11:16 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Broadband fears prompt Europe to take a big step backwards
Regulators in Europe are considering axing regulations around broadband services in order to foster investment in new fiber optic networks. Reuters claims to have seen an as-yet-unpublished document i...
10:54 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Project Ara's death is bad news for the weird side of Google
Last week, Google announced that it was killing Project Ara, the company's modular smartphone initiative. Ara was easily one of the coolest and strangest things Google was working on, but the pro...
10:31 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Android Pay hits the web via Chrome
Android Pay is about to work in many, many more places. As promised, Google is bringing Android Pay to the web. If you use Chrome to shop at online stores like 1-800-Flowers and Groupon, you can soo...
10:03 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Mercedes backs a startup to shape the future of delivery drones
Mercedes-Benz probably isn't the first name you associate with delivery drones, but it's committing to those robotic couriers in a big way. The automaker has invested in drone logistics dev...
09:40 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Autonomous drone prototypes take flight
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley has developed augmented reality power tools to help DIY-ers with a variety of actual home repairs by projectin...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Tesla builds a fleet of mobile Model X showrooms
Tesla has announced that it's launching a fleet of mobile showrooms to spread the gospel of electric vehicles across America. The company has purchased six Airstream trailers and fitted them out ...
08:58 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget TiVo's new network DVR just passed through the FCC
TiVo is dropping the ax on its oldest DVRs at the end of this month, but Zatz Not Funny points to an FCC filing that might show what's next for the company. Thanks to the documents themselves, th...
08:05 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget AT&T uses loophole to deny low-income internet discounts
AT&amp;T is using a technicality to refuse its FCC-mandated "Access From AT&amp;T" discount program to families who should qualify for it, according to the National Digital Inclusion...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Watch how VFX artists crafted 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
ILM has unveiled the official "sizzle reel," for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, showing how it did major visual effects for the movie. If this sounds familiar, an apparently unauthorized maki...
06:45 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Of course EE's hyping wireless headphones on iPhone 7 day
EE's Add to Plan scheme lets anyone taking out a two-year smartphone contract walk away with accessories in exchange for a couple of extra quid tacked onto their bill each month. Launched last ye...
06:15 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget The 499 Moto Z and Moto Mod accessories come to the UK
This week may well be dominated by the launch of the new iPhone, but that doesn't mean Apple's smartphone rivals are holding things back. After a few months of US exclusivity, Lenovo has fin...
05:32 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget NASA's most experienced astronaut lands back on Earth
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams has landed back on the planet after a record-breaking stint aboard the International Space Station. He just spent 172 days on the orbiting lab, bringing his total time spe...
04:25 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Amazon adds restaurant deliveries to Prime Now in London
As if there weren't enough ways to order takeout in London, Amazon has jumped in with a Deliveroo-style competitor. If you live in the English capital and subscribe to Prime, you'll soon see...
04:15 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget 'Forza 6: Apex' adds racing wheel support and exits beta
Steering wheel support is essential for any racing simulation that wants to be taken seriously. And now, some four months after launch, the free-to-play Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is finally ready for t...
03:50 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: how to replace your UK phone
It's only been five days since it confirmed the Galaxy Note 7 battery problem and issued a global recall for its highly-rated smartphone, but Samsung is moving quickly to limit the damage. A coup...
03:17 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Google helps your favorite websites fight hackers
Google's Safe Browsing initiative already prevents you from accessing shady websites, among other things. Now, the initiative is also making it easier for your favorite online destinations to com...
12:38 am -04 - Wed, September 7, 2016
Engadget Blood test results could help predict bipolar symptoms
Researchers have discovered a possible link between bipolar disorder and certain blood markers. The UK-based longitudinal study (PDF) started when kids were nine years old, examining if the presence o...
11:19 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget GE puts up $1.4 billion to acquire two 3D printing firms
GE has so far invested around $1.5 billion in 3D printing tech over the past six years, and its planned acquisition of Germany's SLM Solutions Group and Sweden's Arcam would only bolster its...
10:46 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Chinese space theme park to send tourists to the stratosphere
Until Virgin Galactic launches, the only way to get to space as a civilian is to pay Russia a cool $20 million. If you're willing to fudge your definition of 'space' however, you may ha...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget NASA's asteroid-bound OSIRIS-Rex launches Thursday
After years of construction and months of rigorous testing, NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft is ready to take off from Cape Canaveral this Thursday, September 8th at 7pm ET. After i...
09:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget LG's new V20 wants to be the all-in-one flagship the G5 wasn't
When LG unveiled its hardy V10 last year, it was... well, it was a little weird. With a beefy body, a double-selfie camera and a tiny second screen, the V10 was the result of LG being a little weird. ...
09:03 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget 'Inspirational' fashion ads sell exactly the look you're Googling
Google is changing the way it indexes fashion-related content as part of an experiment involving outfits posted by fashion bloggers. Shop the Look culls various products from outfit searches so you ca...
08:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Google hits back at claims of sub-par Chrome battery life
Google isn't buying Microsoft's claims that Chrome's battery life is terrible. The search pioneer has posted a video showing the battery life improvements between last year's Chrom...
07:53 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget The PlayStation VR includes a demo disc loaded with games
PlayStation VR is expensive enough by itself, so you probably don't relish the idea of spending more just to get a taste of what the PS4 headset is like. Thankfully, you won't have to. Sony ...
07:03 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Apple's high-end wireless earbuds may not ship with iPhone 7
The long-rumoured death of the iPhone's headphone jack has left everybody wondering: What's going to become of Apple's EarPods? Well, they'll probably go wireless, but according to...
06:43 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Oscar De La Hoya's service starts streaming big fights
After retiring, boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has become one of the most powerful people in the sport. His Golden Boy Promotions firm launched in January not just to represent boxers and set up fight...
06:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Airbnb claims Santa Monica ban violates the Constitution
Airbnb isn't done with lawsuits over home rental laws it doesn't like -- not by a long shot. It's suing Santa Monica over municipal code that effectively bans "vacation rental&quo...
05:52 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Live like a king with this dick bidet
Men, ask yourselves, "is my cock really as clean as it could be?" I mean, you wash your hands after using public restrooms (or at least you should, you filthy bastards) so why wouldn't ...
05:27 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Star Trek's iconic computer voice may live on in your phone
Whenever we talk about natural language voice assistants, we invariably draw parallels to the computer on Star Trek. Soon, those comparisons may be a bit more direct: Roddenberry Entertainment has rev...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Xbox One update preview shows off new social features
Clubs and Looking for Group features are being rolled out to Preview members on Xbox One today and then the Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS and Android devices in the near future. Both features were origi...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is reportedly taking on Slack with 'Skype Teams'
Microsoft is building Skype Teams, a group messaging service that's similar to Slack, according to a report from Microsoft news blog MSPoweruser. Skype Teams takes a lot of the features that make...
04:13 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Amazon Fire TV update gives you much wider voice search
Amazon's Fire TV devices just became much more useful if you prefer to talk to your media hub. An update rolling out to the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick gives you dramatically improved search: you c...
03:48 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Warner Bros. asks that its own sites be removed from Google
Warner Bros. is in the business of keeping its content from being pirated, and in the past has been working on ways to accomplish just that. ...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Indian researchers recycle fish scales into energy nanogenerator
Indians consume a lot of fish: Data from 2014 estimated that each urban citizen consumed an average of 2.8 kg per year, or about 3.7 million kg for the whole country. That leaves a lot of leftover bon...
02:55 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Moto G4 Play joins Amazon's ad-injected Prime phone deals
Motorola's budget-minded Moto G lineup just got an even more affordable addition thanks to Amazon's Prime exclusives. For a mere $99.99 unlocked, the newly announced Moto G4 Play comes loade...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget PayPal's Mastercard deal brings its payments to more stores
PayPal wants to be your go-to payment option online and in stores, but it has a problem: banks and credit cards aren't a fan of its free bank transfers and other attempts to push online payment o...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget New Snowden leaks unravel mystery behind NSA's UK base
Just when you thought you couldn't be shocked by the NSA's snooping anymore, new leaked documents show the agency's reach extends far beyond American borders. According to files obtaine...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Woman who received world's first face transplant dies at 49
Isabelle Dinoire, the first person in the world to undergo a face transplant, died at the age of 49 in Amiens, France, of complications following her groundbreaking surgery. In May 2005, Dinoire was m...
01:05 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Instagram is dropping photo maps
Instagram isn't just piling on new features -- it's taking them away, too. The social image service says that it's removing the Photo Map feature, which lets you see where a person...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile to increase its max LTE speeds to 400 Mbps
In the last few weeks, T-Mobile introduced its One plan for unlimited data and then tweaked it after customer complaints. For power users, T-Mobile's claiming several tech advances that combine f...
11:27 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Technics' pricey SL-1200G turntable goes on sale this month
At IFA last year, Panasonic announced that it was reviving the iconic Technics brand with new turntables. After releasing a super limited special edition earlier this year, the company announced at IF...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a 'Star Trek' prize package courtesy of ThinkGeek!
On September 8th, 1966, TV audiences were taken on a journey where no one had gone before. This was the date Star Trek first aired and whether you're a fan or not, it's likely made an impact...
10:32 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget AT&T tests drones on its LTE network to prepare for deliveries
If you want drones to deliver packages and food to your doorstep in the future, they'll need to break free of the limitations of WiFi. That's one major reason why AT&amp;T is gearing up ...
10:04 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget DJI's folding 'Mavic' drone images leak out
DJI's Adam Najberg recently told Engadget that if the average consumer is going to buy a drone, "size is going to be an issue. Also ease of use." Judging by a recent leak, the company m...
09:33 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Volvo creates a company to sell self-driving car software
Volvo isn't going to hoard its self-driving car expertise. It's partnering with safety supplier Autoliv on a joint venture that will create autonomous driving software (including driver assi...
09:05 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Dolphin emulator now supports every GameCube game
The open-source Dolphin emulator has been able to run nearly every GameCube title since 2009, but one title has stumped it -- Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It turns out that the 14-year-old game used som...
08:35 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget 3D models offer a detailed look at Mary Rose artefacts
In 1545, the Mary Rose warship drifted to the bottom of the Solent, a slither of sea that separates the Isle of Wight from mainland England. It was rediscovered in 1971 and carefully salvaged in 1982,...
07:35 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Europe's free roaming law comes with an asterisk
In June 2017, the European Commission will get its wish and scrap roaming charges for travellers across the continent. Phone calls, text messages and data downloads abroad will be treated as if they o...
06:50 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget EE begins rolling out a faster 4G network
Like any four-year-old, EE's 4G network hasn't yet fulfilled its potential. For its last major upgrade, the carrier flipped the switch on Cat 6 LTE-Advanced two years ago; and today, EE has ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Hot Wheels AI is the love child of slot cars and Roomba
Model cars and track racing are the bread and butter of Hot Wheels, but they might look a little long in the tooth compared to flashy console games like Gran Turismo and Need for Speed. With the new H...
04:50 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Cuba has been filtering texts containing political dissent
Cuba's struggles with modern telecommunications have been many. Now, it looks as though the Communist country has another problem on its hands: text message censorship. SMS sent with words includ...
03:29 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget You can now own this old robot that helped NASA test space suits
Believe it or not, NASA used to utilize a decidedly creepy robot to test space suits meant for real-life astronauts. ...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Intel buys Movidius to build the future of computer vision
Intel is making it extra-clear that computer vision hardware will play a big role in its beyond-the-PC strategy. The computing behemoth has just acquired Movidius, a specialist in AI and computer vis...
01:31 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Samsung's smart belt lands on Kickstarter
Remember that health-tracking smart belt Samsung showed at its CES booth in January? You can score one for yourself. Spinoff company Welt has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the launch of its...
12:58 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Netflix, chill and learn English with Fleex's clever subtitles
Movies and TV shows can be useful tools to learn a new language. The actors might be speaking in an unfamiliar tongue, but with a decent set of subtitles you can follow along and begin to recognise sp...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, September 6, 2016
Engadget Michael Kors Access smartwatches' value is face deep
Not gonna lie. I'm a giant smartwatch nerd, and an even bigger Michael Kors fan. So when I received the invitation to review the company's new Android Wear timepieces, I was stoked. The Mich...
11:11 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Scientists build a laser using human blood
No, this isn't one of your childhood sci-fi dreams brought to life -- it's real. University of Michigan researchers have developed a medical observation laser where human blood is a key ing...
10:10 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget 'Duke Nukem 3D' re-release adds new levels from the original team
If Duke Nukem Forever convinced you that cheesy one-liners, bad puns and juvenile action-hero humor is best left in the 90s, you're in luck. Gearbox Software just announced that it's bringin...
08:50 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget AMD ships its extra-efficient 7th-generation processors in PCs
While Intel is busy revamping its laptop processors, AMD is focused on the desktop side of personal computing. The chip designer has started shipping its 7th-generation A-series processors in desktop ...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Facebook test highlights what your friends are talking about
Facebook's new experimental feature shows you status updates you might have missed otherwise. Mashable has spotted a box marked "What friends are talking about," which lists a few of yo...
07:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget What's on your HDTV: 'The Iron Giant,' 'Atlanta,' 'XCOM 2,' 'Startup'
This week there will be a number of 9/11 retrospectives, as we remember the day of the attack on its 15th anniversary. CNN and the History Channel will air specials Sunday night, while the NFL Network...
07:03 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Nintendo issues DMCA takedown for hundreds of fan games
Whenever we see a high quality fan-game using a major gaming company's IP, we always think the same thing: it's only a matter of time. For hundreds of Nintendo fan projects, that time has co...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Carbon nanotube transistors promise faster, leaner processors
The computing industry sees carbon nanotube transistors as something of a Holy Grail. They promise not just faster performance and lower power consumption than silicon, but a way to prevent the stagn...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Russian YouTuber imprisoned for playing 'Pokmon Go' in a church
A Russian YouTuber has been imprisoned and could be looking at some serious jail time, all for catching a Poliwag in a church and posting footage of it online. As the Guardian reports, Ruslan Sokolovs...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Google might be readying a successor to the Nexus 7 tablet
Android tablets over the years have typically been hit or miss, but Google found a place in the crowded market with the Nexus 7, particularly the 2013 model. The combo of a low price, great display, s...
04:53 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget John McAfee sues Intel for the right to use his own name
In the six years since John McAfee sold the eponymous antivirus company he founded to Intel for billions of dollars, the software creator has made the headlines for a variety of reasons. He's alr...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Netflix orders a series from 'Mythbusters' veterans
Still missing Mythbusters? It's not about to come back any time soon, but you might get the next best thing. Netflix (which has a habit of resurrecting fan favorite shows) has greenlit White Ra...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget The best of the rest at IFA 2016
Now that we've said goodbye to IFA 2016, it's time to bring you highlights of the most interesting devices at the event. In this particular edition, you'll find some that aren't sm...
02:27 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Rosetta probe belatedly finds the Philae comet lander
You have to sympathize with the European Space Agency. It's less than a month away from crashing its Rosetta probe into its host comet, and it just found the Philae comet lander -- you know, the ...
01:45 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget IFA 2016: All things mobile
IFA isn't as big of a mobile show it once was. Samsung and LG opted to have their big phone announcements elsewhere this year, and even Motorola had its own Lenovo-hosted soiree a few months ago....
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Amazon, Apple and Google back Microsoft fight over US gag orders
Microsoft isn't going it alone in its lawsuit fighting gag orders for data requests. Amazon, Apple, Google and Mozilla have contributed to a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Microsoft's ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Bragi's new wireless headphones are cheaper, but not as smart
It took nearly two years and a Kickstarter campaign for Bragi to deliver its completely wireless smart earbuds that handle music, activity tracking and phone calls. Now the company is back with its se...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget IFA 2016 showed us how far wearables have come
The wearables world has come a long way in a very short time, and plenty of companies have had to learn their lessons out in public. The first devices they launched were often far, far too ugly to fin...
11:11 am -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout 4' immortalizes a player's late brother
Games have paid tribute to late celebrities and fans in the past, but rarely like this. When Reddit user NoohjXLVII (aka Andy) posted about the tragic losses of his father and his brother, as well as...
10:04 am -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Wacom's latest smartpads marry pen and paper with digital notes
Despite the many high-tech devices on display here at IFA, sometimes all you want is a pen and paper to jot down notes or draw a quick sketch. Still, there's no reason not to marry ink and tech, ...
08:53 am -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Alcatel's standalone VR headset is a tough sell
While Samsung's Gear VR requires a smartphone and full-fledged headsets like the Oculus Rift require a computer, Alcatel's newly announced Vision doesn't need either. Indeed, it's ...
08:45 am -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Sainsbury's to triple the number of in-house Argos pickup stores
Sainsbury's certainly isn't dilly-dallying after completing its acquisition of Home Retail Group, owner of Argos and Habitat, last week. The supermarket already has plans for its new purchas...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget IFA 2016: The rose gold edition
No, Apple didn't invent the color pink, but it certainly made "rose gold" famous. It all started last year with the company's first rose gold iPhones, the 6s and 6s Plus, which qui...
07:42 am -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget HSBC's 'selfie verification' helps customers open a bank account
In a bid to replace the password, banks have jumped about the biometric bandwagon and are experimenting with new ways to authenticate their UK customers. Between them, HSBC and Barclays have already t...
06:42 am -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Microsoft and Mercedes bring your office calendar to your car
You can't always escape work when you're in your car, but Microsoft and Mercedes-Benz think they can at least make those corporate invasions more tolerable. They're working together on ...
04:28 am -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Live out your lumberjack dreams in a VR chainsaw simulator
Virtual reality can teleport you into space, the bottom of the ocean and, soon, a version of Boston devastated by nuclear war. On the flip side, the immersive medium can be used for more primitive occ...
02:02 am -04 - Mon, September 5, 2016
Engadget Des Moines' city council is trying to 'opt out' of 'Pokmon Go'
The City Council of Des Moines, Washington is working hard to cut down on its residents' access to Pok&eacute;mon Go, even going so far as to make attempts to "opt out" of the game....
11:58 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget LG makes an 'aggressive' investment in robots
LG has certainly dabbled in robotics, but it's now ready to commit to autonomy for the long haul. The Korean tech giant says it's "aggressively investing" in robots, with its appli...
10:48 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget NASA's sun-loving spacecraft catches a double eclipse on cam
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory sees a lot of interesting sights in its geosynchronous orbit, including intense solar flares and other celestial bodies crossing the sun's surface. On Septe...
09:23 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Fox Sports Go is streaming on Chromecast and Roku too
Just in case you need another way to watch college football, Fox Sports Go has launched apps on a few more platforms. There's now an app available for Roku, as well as the ability to stream on Ch...
07:56 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget SpaceX asked to pay $50 million after losing a satellite
SpaceX may have to deal with more than equipment losses and Mark Zuckerberg's disappointment in the wake of its launchpad explosion. Spacecom, which owned the AMOS-6 satellite destroyed in the i...
06:27 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Razer gaming keyboard aims to be the best of both worlds
Gaming keyboards tend to be an either/or proposition. Either you get the fast action and feedback of mechanical switches, or you 'settle' for the relative comfort of membrane rubber domes. ...
06:27 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Razer gaming keyboard offers no-compromise comfort and speed
Gaming keyboards tend to be an either/or proposition. Either you get the fast action and feedback of mechanical switches, or you 'settle' for the relative comfort of membrane rubber domes. R...
04:15 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget DJI exec hints at future pocket-sized camera drones
It's a simple question: How would you sell my Dad a drone? Right now, most drone buyers are professionals, hobbyists or video enthusiasts. That leaves a pretty big number of people not currently ...
03:31 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Acer's 21-inch 'laptop' gives ridiculous a new name
Acer's made gaming laptops before, but none of them are quite like this. The behemoth you see here is the Predator 21X, which is the most redonkulous notebook I've seen in my life. The term ...
02:44 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget IFA 2016: It's a wrap!
And just like that, IFA 2016 has come to an end -- at least for us. While the event runs through September 7th, our editors are getting ready to head home to their respective countries. But don't...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Telltale's second 'Batman' episode arrives September 20th
Telltale took its sweet time readying the first episode of its Batman adventure game series, but you won't have to wait too long to see what happens next. The studio has announced that the secon...
01:13 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Garmin's spendy Fenix Chronos is a tax on Golfers
I'm a fan of Garmin's Fenix smartwatches. I've been wearing the Fenix 3 for about a year, and, for me, it has a solid balance between battery life (two weeks), training tools, smart fea...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck'sXbox One S teardown
There are few things Ben Heck loves more than tearing down the newest gaming consoles. Watch how he unboxes the Xbox One S and takes apart each component, including the controller. As Ben does his thi...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget After Math: Call me, maybe
It's been a banner week for mobile devices not made by Apple (you'll have to wait until the 7th for those). Samsung, quite literally, blew its chance to gain ground on Apple, given the new i...
10:30 am -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Elevate your selfie game with this pocket-sized drone
Selfie drones? Sigh. We've only ourselves to blame. That said, the gadget fan inside of me is shamelessly drawn to the meretriciousness of the idea. The general problem of the aerial selfie is a ...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Amtrak's next-gen high-speed trains, and more in the week that was
When it comes to high-speed rail, the US lags behind many other nations - but that's set to change, as the government just gave Amtrak a $2.45 billion loan to launch a new generation of high-spee...
08:20 am -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Bang and Olufsen's 360-degree speakers deliver sound in style
Earlier this week, Bang and Olufsen introduced its BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2 multi-room speakers, and we just checked them out at IFA 2016. As expected, considering they both cost upward of $1,000 eac...
07:03 am -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget Razer and Maingear partner on an all-out gaming PC
Maingear isn't playing favorites when it comes to partners for over-the-top gaming rigs. The PC builder is teaming up with Razer for the R1 Razer Edition, a tower PC that's as much about sho...
01:50 am -04 - Sun, September 4, 2016
Engadget OpenOffice could shutter due to lack of volunteer developers
OpenOffice, one of the most prominent free alternatives to Microsoft Office, is in big trouble. Dennis E. Hamilton, its volunteer vice president, has recently sent out a message to the project mailing...
11:29 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget Daimler will fight Tesla with 'at least' six electric cars
It looks like Daimler's plans to fight Tesla are even more ambitious than first thought. Reuters sources understand that the German automaker is working on "at least" six electric cars...
10:01 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget IBM's smart earphone team-up puts Watson to work
Smart earphones like Bragi's Dash aren't just for personal activities like music and running -- they could also help you get some serious work done. Bragi and IBM are partnering on ways to c...
10:01 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget IBM partnership puts Watson in your ear to help you at work
Smart earphones like Bragi's Dash aren't just for personal activities like music and running -- they could also help you get some serious work done. Bragi and IBM are partnering on ways to c...
08:28 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget Juno sends back an unfamiliar view of Jupiter's north pole
When someone mentions the planet Jupiter, you probably think of the image we're all familiar with: that one with a view of its equator, bands and the Great Red Spot. That's why the photos ab...
08:28 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget Juno sends back a rare view of Jupiter's north pole
When someone mentions the planet Jupiter, you probably think of the image we're all familiar with: that one with a view of its equator, bands and the Great Red Spot. That's why the photos ab...
06:54 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget OurMine 'hack' bombards Variety readers with email
It's already irritating when a group of self-proclaimed hackers (really, account takeover pranksters) hijack a website... it's another when they flood your inbox. The OurMine collective mana...
05:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget A VR massage chair made me both happy and sad
One of the delights on show here at IFA was Medisana's VR massage chair, which pairs one of its high end devices with an Oculus Rift. Rather than sitting in a shopping mall and viewing your fello...
04:48 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget Here's how the iPhone 7 Plus' dual cameras could work
Apple's 2016 iPhone launch event may be just days away, but that isn't stemming the tide of leaks and rumors. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who is frequently, though not always, on t...
03:24 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget Cristiano Ronaldo's latest tech endorsement is a ZTE phone
Sources say CR7 fell over when he saw the Nubia Z11. Absolutely no one was shocked. That's what happens when you have a reputation for being the best diver on the pitch....
02:49 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget Acer's latest convertible Chromebook is bigger and beefier
In May, Google announced that it would be bringing Android apps to Chrome OS, finally marrying the two operating systems in a way that makes Chromebooks that much more useful (A million-plus more apps...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget How an argument led to the creation of a safer 'hoverboard'
German electronics firm Hama had been looking at self-balancing skateboards, better known as Hoverboards or Swagways, for about half a year. It wanted to get into the market and so bought every single...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Gaming's gender problems continue in VR
With VR mode,'Dead or Alive'goes from creepyto harassmentAllegra Frank,PolygonEarlier this week, we caught a glimpse of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in virtual reality that's set to launch th...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget IFA 2016 day one: Battle-worn BB-8 and Acer's new Chromebook
Even though we've been in Berlin for a few days, Friday was actually the first official day of IFA 2016. And, as expected, there's a lot to see on the show floor. Yesterday, we checked out S...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget Six futuristic phone designs
By Cat DiStasioCell phone technology continues moving forward year after year, but many of the developments are incremental&mdash;a better camera, more storage space, or a faster processor. Those ...
10:09 am -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget Samsung's biggest challenge at IFA is keeping up appearances
Samsung has a huge presence at IFA. Its booth takes up an entire floor in City Cube, the newest and shiniest exhibition hall at the Messe Berlin. The company's show area is so big, it's in i...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Sorting crops with artificial intelligence
Today on In Case You Missed It: Google's Tensor Flow machine learning technology helped create a device to sort through massive amounts of cucumbers at a farm in Japan, sorting the vegetables by ...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget The best 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' toy gets even better
Sphero's BB-8 quickly became the most sought-after Star Wars toy when it was revealed last year. Now, the company is introducing a "Battle-worn" edition of the droid at IFA 2016, featur...
02:42 am -04 - Sat, September 3, 2016
Engadget A tiny space pebble just put a huge dent in an ESA satellite
The European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite has new 40cm dent on one of its solar wings -- and it was caused by a tiny millimetre-size piece of space debris. The impact was disco...
11:52 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget 'Firewatch' comes to Xbox One on September 21st with bonus modes
Campo Santo's wilderness mystery Firewatch became an instant indie classic when it was released back in February, but only on PC and PS4. The San Francisco-based studio is fixing that gap in its ...
10:56 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget This mummy's skull was recreated via 3D printer
Using a mummified head found in the collections of the University of Melbourne, scientists were able to reconstruct the skull of a deceased 25-year-old woman from via 3D printer....
09:48 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Pokmon Go is getting a buddy system
Despite its initial success, Pok&eacute;mon Go has been struggling to maintain its popularity. The game's active users have shrunk by more than 10 million from its mid-July peak, which makes ...
08:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Google's Project Muze creates unwearable fashion pieces
Google shouldn't enter the fashion business any time soon, if the partnership between Berlin-based Zalando and Google is any indication. ...
07:54 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Adorable robots help travellers at Tokyo's Haneda airport
Getting lost in an international airport is never fun -- but if you're lost in Japan's Haneda this month, you'll at least be able get help from an adorable talking robot. From now until...
06:57 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Hackers temporarily reactivate suspended Twitter accounts
When Twitter takes an offensive account offlinen it usually stays down for good, but a hacking group now claims that it's discovered a way to reactivate and take control over inactive and suspend...
06:09 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung explains how the US Galaxy Note 7 recall will work
It's been less than 24 hours since Samsung announced its worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7, and owners are probably wondering exactly what's next. The major US carriers have already prov...
05:56 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Next 'Call of Duty' lets you craft guns and call down guard bots
Activision is raising the bar for its annual miniconvention celebrating its Call of Duty shooter franchise, Call of Duty XP. This year's has panels, eSports championships and performances by Snoo...
05:45 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Spiders in space
Next week is going to be a big, big deal with an Apple event and a Sony event on Sept.7th which is going to make for a pretty brutal four-day work week around here. While we're busy prepping for ...
05:31 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget This is how much an exploit merchant charges to break encryption
NSO Group, the exploit seller recently linked to a potential activist hack, charges just $650,000 to hack a group of 10 iPhones or Android devices, along with a $500,000 setup fee, the New York Times ...
05:18 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Google officially ends its Project Ara modular phone initiative
Google has shut down its modular smartphone initiative, Project Ara, a spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat today. This follows an earlier report from Reuters that claimed Google was finished with Pr...
04:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Brave browser lets you tip your favorite sites in bitcoin
Brave, the browser meant to block ads and trackers by design, has launched what might be a fairly controversial service: the ability to tip websites via bitcoin. ...
04:26 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Lindsay Lohan's 'GTA V' suit against Rockstar Games dismissed
After a lengthy legal battle against Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games' parent company, Lindsay Lohan's case has been dismissed. ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon Alexa support coming to LG's SmartThinQ hub
When LG launched its SmartThinQ hub at CES this year, you couldn't help but notice that it was a dead ringer for Amazon's Echo but, well, dumber. That's because the device could play mu...
03:40 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget The first Xbox 'Play Anywhere' games are up for pre-order
Through much of 2016, Microsoft has been working on an initiative to make your game library work across multiple devices, be it the current Xbox One, future consoles (like Project Scorpio) or a Window...
03:20 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Microsoft fixes Anniversary Update's login freeze in Windows 10
Windows 10 users had many good reasons to install the Anniversary Update at the beginning of August, even if most changes were incremental. Less loved were the handful of serious bugs that came with i...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Should we be worried about election hacking?
When you know you're gonna lose, one surefire way to cast doubt on your loss is to say the whole thing was a setup.That's exactly what Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump did when h...
02:40 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Clueless Georgia official placed on election cybersecurity panel
When it comes to US government officials who might know a thing or two about cybersecurity, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp doesn't rank highly. He was behind a massive private data leak th...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget What we expect from Apple's big iPhone event
Apple is holding a big press event next week, and it's a pretty safe assumption at this point that we're getting a new iPhone. We're not expecting a radical reimagining of the device, b...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget IFA 2016 day zero: Selfie-phones and barista robots
We're edging ever closer to the official start of IFA 2016 (that's today as you read this), but the pre-show events continue. Huawei, ZTE and others brought new phones, and Sony showed its h...
01:49 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered' has 16 multiplayer maps
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will eventually include all 16 default multiplayer maps from the original game, Activision announced during a livestream at the Call of Duty XP fan event in Los...
01:40 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Read the FBI's Clinton Investigation documents for yourself
The FBI released documents today about its investigation into presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a home email server during her time as Secretary of State. After the investigation, t...
01:25 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Alcatel's new budget smartwatch is designed for grownups
A few years back, Alcatel surprised plenty of people by announcing its own smartwatch, the originally-named, uh, Watch. Now, the company has arrived at IFA 2016 with the follow up, that takes much of ...
01:05 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget White House will host a 'South by South Lawn' fest in October
Both President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the South by Southwest festival this year, and apparently they enjoyed it so much they're bringing a mini version to the White House. T...
12:45 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Audeze's iSine buds will upgrade your Oculus Rift audio
When I first saw Audeze's new planar magnetic in-ear headphones my eye was drawn to the slightly goofy design. But, any self respecting audio lover will probably overlook that if the sound is rig...
12:23 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Scientists finally made a half-way decent map of Alaska
To protect the Arctic from climate change, scientists require a detailed map which they can slowly update and reference over time. Such a resource has, until now, been difficult to produce because tra...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget The best portable bluetooth speaker
By Brent ButterworthThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After testing 118 Bluetooth speakers over the last tw...
11:48 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget 3Doodler's new pro pen 3D prints in wood and metal
Once the hottest thing in gadgetry, 3D printers have become less buzzy as folks tire of ABS figurines. 3Doodler is trying to shake things up a bit with its 3Doodler Pro, a freehand pen that can print ...
11:04 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget San Francisco Lowe's stores to get robot workers this fall
Shoppers at San Francisco area Lowe's stores are about to encounter a new kind of customer service worker: The LoweBot. Sound familiar? It might: Lowe's Innovation Labs first showed off an a...
10:51 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Alexa told us Echo is coming to the UK very soon
Normally, us Brits only have to wait a few months at the most to enjoy new products from the world's biggest technology companies. However, when it comes to the Amazon Echo, we've been left ...
10:43 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Twitter shuts down ISIS accounts but lets white nationalists stay
Twitter's previous laissez-faire policy of letting free speech reign on the social network earned ire for their failure to curb hate speech and harassment. But letting terrorist groups freely use...
10:19 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Putin doesn't think it's important who hacked the DNC
Just before the Democratic National Convention kicked off in late July, Wikileaks published a trove of emails and other data that it acquired following a hack on the Democratic National Committee. The...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 4: All Eyez On Me
Editors Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about Intel's latest CPUs, Dead or Alive's controversial VR feature and Lenovo's "innovative"...
09:51 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget LG's 29-inch Windows 10 tablet comes stuck to a smart fridge
If you didn't know already, Samsung and LG are the two biggest companies in Korea which leads to plenty of corporate pissing contests. For instance, if LG were to release a 100-inch 4K TV, you ca...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Lego drones and the amazing 9-year-old 3D printer
Today on In Case You Missed It: An expensive drone kit with a starting price of $190 is out on the market, aimed at teaching science, technology and math to kids in a fun way. Flybrix uses Lego bricks...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget New Razer Blade Stealth upgrades all the original's faults
For a gaming company's first attempt at an ultraportable workhorse, the Razer Blade Stealth was pretty great. It had a stunning chassis, a strong CPU, a gorgeous display and the unique ability to...
08:41 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Sony's run out of ideas for its smartphones
If the definition of madness is doing the same thing and expecting different results, then someone needs to check in on Sony. Every six months, the company announces a handset in the hope of making so...
08:13 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Sony's gold-plated Walkman needs deep, strong pockets
How much do you love music? Do you love it enough to spend $3,200 on a fancy pants Walkman? That's the proposition on the table with Sony's new gold-plated NW-WM1Z music player. Essentially,...
07:20 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget A closer look at Sony's Xperia Ear voice assistant
Sony has been teasing its Xperia Ear voice assistant since last year, but now we know the concept will be an actual consumer product later this year. At IFA 2016, the tech giant announced that the tin...
06:27 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Dell's latest Alienware laptops are VR ready
Dell has revealed a 13-, 15- and 17-inch lineup of thinner, VR-ready Alienware laptops that pack new designs and whiz-bang eye-tracking features. For gamers, the main attraction is support for the lat...
06:10 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Uber granted court review of TfL's English language test
Uber is trying everything to overturn stringent new rules proposed by Transport for London (TfL). Last year, the organisation took a long hard look at the capital's ride-hailing market, and concl...
05:31 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Tesla may have disabled the Model X's door safety sensors
The latest firmware Tesla rolled out for Model X was supposed to fix its buggy doors, but it seemed to have brought new problems of its own. See, the car's sweet Falcon doors had been giving owne...
04:11 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung recalls the Galaxy Note 7 amid battery fears
The Galaxy Note 7 isn't just the highest-scoring phone we've reviewed this year, it's the highest-scoring product. But following several reports that batteries were exploding, Samsung h...
04:11 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Samsung recalls the Galaxy Note 7 amid battery fears (updated)
The Galaxy Note 7 isn't just the highest-scoring phone we've reviewed this year, it's the highest-scoring product. But following several reports that batteries were exploding, Samsung h...
02:29 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Apple activates its Twitter account ahead of iPhone event
Apple has activated its Twitter account and redesigned the Newsroom just days ahead of its iPhone 7 event on September 7th. The company has had a Twitter account since September 2011, but has never tw...
12:35 am -04 - Fri, September 2, 2016
Engadget Google rumors point to 'Pixel' phones, 4K Chromecast
The answer to the question of what Google will call its next Nexus phones may turn out to be not Nexus at all. Android Central first reported a name change last week, while tonight Android Police note...
11:56 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Montblanc unveils a $725 'Augmented Paper' and smart pen set
Like smart watches, it was only a matter of time before smart pens went from being novel gadgets to high-end luxury items. Enter Montblanc's new Augmented Paper pen and notebook, which the German...
11:13 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Google's Project Ara modular phone is reportedly suspended
Google's big plans for Project Ara might never pan out. According to Reuters, the big G has decided to shelve its modular phone initiative. Earlier this year, the company said it will be releasin...
10:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Amazon quietly ends its student loan discount program
Just a few weeks ago, Amazon and Wells Fargo announced a program that would give Prime Student customers a modest 0.5-percent interest rate discount on new student loans. It appears that partnership i...
10:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Logitech's Prodigy line takes aim at gaming's unwashed masses
These past few years, Logitech's been branching out into "serious" gaming gear with its G series, to better compete with companies like SteelSeries and Corsair. However, Logitech is sti...
09:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Steve Jobs' vintage wardrobe is up for auction
What's an Apple fanboy or fangirl supposed to do once they've filled their basement with vintage Apple hardware? Start filling up the closets with Steve Jobs' old clothes, of course. As...
08:32 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Intel's budget Apollo Lake CPUs make a low-key debut
On top of its fast, 4K-hungry seventh generation Core CPUs, Intel has also unveiled its next batch of chips meant for low-end hardware -- though, for some reason, it did so very quietly. Anandtech has...
07:48 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget YouTubers call out ad guidelines as a form of censorship
According to YouTube, the platform's Advertiser-Friendly Content Guidelines are intended to protect brands and their advertisements from appearing alongside content those advertisers might find q...
07:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Tech's biggest names are working to regulate AI research
Artificial intelligence is hitting its stride, already giving us machines that can drive themselves, talk to us, fight in our wars, perform our surgeries and beat humanity's best in a game of Go ...
06:59 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Recently patched iOS security flaw also affects OS X
Last week Apple rolled out a patch for iOS that closed a security flaw that could give attackers control over a device by having a user click a single link. Now, Apple is patching the same hole in the...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a Verilux sunshine simulator
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals atTheWirecutter.com.You may have already seen Engadget...
06:17 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Apple is hunting down unused, dysfunctional apps
Apple has vowed to remove from the App Store any programs that no longer work, don't follow current review guidelines or are simply outdated. Starting September 7th, Apple will review and remove ...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Uber wants to be New York's L train shutdown savior
New York commuters are bracing for the 18 month closure of the L train that will disrupt the daily commute of 225,000 people. Scheduled to shut down in 2019, the artery between Manhattan and Brooklyn ...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Samsung reportedly gearing up to announce a Galaxy Note 7 recall
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 debuted to almost surprising critical acclaim earlier this month, but since launch we've seen occasional reports of devices exploding while being charged. The company...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Samsung reportedly gearing up to announce a Galaxy Note 7 recall (update)
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 debuted to almost surprising critical acclaim earlier this month, but since launch we've seen occasional reports of devices exploding while being charged. The company...
05:36 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Verizon finally adds free unlimited slow data to all its plans
When Verizon first unveiled its revamped prices in July, several new features seemed really lame. The most egregious was the company's "Safety Mode," which was included only on its XL a...
05:25 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Xerox shows off a machine that can print on any 3D object
Xerox's new printer works on almost any object -- even if it does't have a flat surface. Instead of being able to print on paper, it can print on helmets, bottle caps, water bottles, and any...
05:08 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Fitbit Adventures lets you run the New York City marathon virtually
Fitbit's app rolled out with several new updates today, squarely focused on offering ways to experience virtual outings in the form of Fitbit Adventures....
04:51 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Trapped Florida mosquitoes found to contain Zika virus
After several mosquitoes were trapped and examined in Florida, it was determined that they had been carrying the Zika virus....
04:34 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget AliceX is a VR service offering the 'girlfriend experience'
AliceX is a new service that seeks to offer companionship with real models through its virtual reality streaming service....
04:17 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Play Overwatch for free next weekend
If for whatever reason you still aren't sold on Overwatch, Blizzard's popular team-based shooter, you'll want to clear your schedule for next weekend. Sony announced on Thursday that it...
04:17 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Play 'Overwatch' for free next weekend
If for whatever reason you still aren't sold on Overwatch, Blizzard's popular team-based shooter, you'll want to clear your schedule for next weekend. Blizzard announced on Thursday tha...
03:59 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Audeze crammed audiophile tech inside its in-ear headphones
Audeze knows a thing or two about planar magnetic headphones and the company is taking on a new form factor with its latest release. The iSine 10 and iSine 20 are the company's first in-ear headp...
03:42 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Sony's new e-paper watch actually looks like a timepiece
Earlier this week, Sony introduced its FES Watch U, an e-paper timepiece that it is crowdfunding in Japan. And today, at IFA 2016, we had the chance to see it in person for the first time. As we point...
03:27 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' Horde 3.0 trailer has a Run the Jewels twist
Gears of War 4 features Horde 3.0, an updated version of the series' classic five-player co-op mode, and today fans got the first taste of its gameplay with a bonus helping of hip hop courtesy of...
03:11 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Tim Cook says EU tax ruling is 'total political crap'
Apple and other giant tech companies have long stashed cash overseas where they've paid less taxes on it, but the days of that happening could be numbered. Earlier this week, the EU said that App...
02:55 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget IFA 2016 warm-up: Pet treats, smartwatches and more
The IFA 2016 show floor doesn't officially open until tomorrow, but companies didn't wait to show off their new products in Berlin. Yesterday, ASUS, Acer, Lenovo and Samsung announced a myri...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Philips' new OLED TV has built-in, super colorful ambient lighting
If you've been waiting your whole life for a TV that offers a 4K resolution, an OLED panel and Philips' funky Ambilight technology, you're going to love TP Vision's newest 55-inch ...
02:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Omate Rise 3G smartwatch slaps Amazon Alexa on your wrist
Exactly nine months ago, Omate launched its Rise smartwatch with 3G radio, circular display, carbon fiber bezel and full Android 5.1 (not Android Wear) for a mere $199 (it'll be $349 when it hits...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Kawasaki motorcycles will be able to talk to you
It seems like technology is edging us closer and closer to 1980s science fiction. Hoverboards? Got that. Advanced robotics? No problem. What about talking vehicles? Turns out, Kawasaki is working on t...
01:40 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi announces its China-only answer for Android Pay
Xiaomi and China UnionPay have joined together to launch Mi Pay in China, a brand new way to pay via Xiaomi smartphones....
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Alcatel launches a smartphone-free VR headset
Alcatel is not a big player in the global smartphone market, but that fact that it just launched a standalone headset shows how ubiquitous VR is about to become. The Vision doesn't require a sepa...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA and Baidu are building an AI platform for autonomous cars
In a fairly surprising turn of events, Chinese search engine giant Baidu and NVIDIA announced a partnership that will see both companies working together to develop an artificial intelligent platform ...
12:35 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Email hacker Guccifer gets 52 months in plea bargain
Marcel Lehel Lazar, a Romanian hacker better known by his handle, Guccifer, was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison Thursday morning. He pled guilty to charges of "unauthorized access to a p...
12:27 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger's 'Instant Video' looks awfully Snapchatty
Bots have been all the rage in Facebook Messenger over the last few months, but today the social network is adding a new way to chat with your pals. The company announced a tool called Instant Video t...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm has a plan to make VR headsets a whole lot cheaper
At a quiet, barely-attended press conference on the far side of Berlin, Qualcomm revealed its plan to get the cost of VR headsets to plummet. The company has been working on a series of reference desi...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Netatmo's radiator valves take cues from its smart thermostat
It seems like it was only yesterday that most smart thermostat makers were content with their simple solutions, leaving the more complicated heating zone control systems to those with prior experience...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Google's opening up its Early Access program to more devs
Google's opening up its Early Access program today by allowing any developer to apply to let users beta test their apps....
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Jabra's truly wireless earbuds track your heart rate during workouts
Jabra just announced a two revised sports headphone models last month, but the company is already back with more portable audio news. This time around, the in-ear headphones are truly wireless without...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Withings launches its first watch with heart rate monitoring
Much like it was mandatory to wear Loom Bands in 2014, if a fitness wearable can't track your heart rate then it's dead... dead, ya hear? Withings doesn't make fitness wearables so much...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget TP-Link's latest Neffos smartphones are its most ambitious yet
Though TP-Link is a pretty well-known maker of networking equipment in other parts of the world, the brand hasn't made much of a dent in the US. Recently, however, it's been working on a reb...
11:26 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Play 'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword' on Wii U today
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is available to purchase and download on the Wii U via Virtual Console today. This is the original version of Skyward Sword with no remastering or updates, Nintendo ...
11:19 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Nintendo finally increases the 3DS StreetPass limit to 100
The ability to share information via StreetPass with other players has always been a fun reason to carry your 3DS everywhere. But you can only capture up to 10 users' Miis at a time, and going th...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget The next 'Pikmin' game is a Nintendo 3DS side-scroller
It's been well over a year since Shigeru Miyamoto teased us with the possibility of a Pikmin 4, and during today's Nintendo Direct stream, the company announced... something else. The compan...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Sony's Future Lab needs your help testing a wearable prototype
Normally, gadget and consumer electronics prototypes will go through multiple stages of rigorous vetting and testing before they even get close to being seen by the public. But Sony is taking a differ...
10:48 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget 'Yoshi's Woolly World' hits 3DS next year with an adorable Amiibo
Yoshi's Woolly World is the next game in Nintendo's Wii U library to make its way to 3DS, further proving that while the Wii U is a wonderful system, Nintendo is winding the console down to ...
10:40 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Sony sold me on Xperia Agent in one cup of coffee
I like coffee. I like robots. So, when Sony's cutesy Xperia Agent offered to serve me up a cup of Arabica at IFA, how could I refuse? Of course I didn't, and it was probably the best cup of ...
10:17 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget 'Super Mario Maker' heads to 3DS on December 2nd
Super Mario Maker is already a success on the Wii U, and now it's making its way to the 3DS on December 2nd. Nintendo announced the handheld version during a 3DS-specific livestream this morning....
09:44 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes on launch pad in Cape Canaveral
Based on several posts on Twitter this morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has exploded in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft was reportedly sitting on a launchpad ahead of a scheduled launch this ...
09:44 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes on launch pad in Cape Canaveral (updated)
During a pre-launch test this morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft was sitting on a launchpad ahead of a scheduled launch this Saturday to take an AMOS...
09:43 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Watch Nintendo's 3DS-focused Direct here at 10AM ET
Nintendo is giving some love to its handheld 3DS console at its IFA 2016 Nintendo Direct event this year. Expected titles include Shin Megami Tensei 4 Apocalypse, Yo-kai Watch 2, Pokemon Sun &amp;...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Improving pesticide's sticking abilities
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT researchers created a kind of pesticide that is much more likely to stick on plant leaves because its additives are made of negatively and positively charged polyme...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Sunrise calendar app gets a stay of execution
When Microsoft made a final appointment to terminate Sunrise on August 31st, fans of the app were discouraged. Not only were they losing their favorite calendar program, but Redmond has not integrated...
09:05 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Sony's Xperia Ear voice assistant arrives in November
When Sony announced its Xperia X family of smartphones earlier this year, it also snuck in a quick mention of a curious device called the Xperia Ear. When paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth, the w...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Plex adds a DVR feature for over-the-air and CableCARD tuners
Ask any media hound about the best way to stream your your video files, and they'll probably direct you to Plex. Now, the streaming software is getting even more useful with a long-awaited featur...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA is letting anyone build mods for 'VR Funhouse'
VR Funhouse, the free carnival game NVIDIA built to show off its latest video cards, is becoming much more than a sideshow attraction. Starting today, developers will also be able to add their own tou...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Neato's latest robot vacuums are much more affordable
If you like the concept of Neato's WiFi-linked robot vacuum but feel that $699 is too rich for your blood, you're in luck. Neato is unveiling two more affordable Botvac models, the $399/&...
08:55 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Your vote will make ZTE's crowdsourced device ideas a reality
ZTE isn't wowing anyone with its new Axon 7 Mini phone, but it does have a far more intriguing device up its sleeve. The Chinese company shared some updates on its Project CSX campaign, which is ...
08:50 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget ZTE's Axon 7 Mini smartphone won't wow you, but it's cheap
ZTE's Axon 7 was a surprisingly good phone which proved that the Chinese company is capable of delivering on its "affordable premium" promise. In order to capitalize on that success, ZT...
08:41 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Samsung brings quantum dots to its curved gaming monitors
Samsung has announced a trio of high-end curved gaming monitors that brings its quantum dot technology to the masses. There are two devices, the CFG70, which is available in 24-and-27-inch sizes, as w...
08:17 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget IBM Watson made a movie trailer for the first time
IBM Watson can add yet another skill to its resume: the ability to make movie trailers. 20th Century Fox has tapped into the supercomputer's powers to create the first AI-made trailer for its upc...
08:15 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Sony would love you to buy its $3,200 gold-plated Walkman
At IFA 2016 in Berlin today, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai reminded rich audiophiles not to forget about Sony. He unveiled the new "Signature Series" reference devices, including the NWM1Z and NWM1A Wa...
08:08 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Tado's new thermostat listens to Siri and Alexa
Tado is no doubt celebrating today after its thermostat was selected above all others for O2's new subscription-based smart home offering. That's by no means the only Tado news from this yea...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget We're live from IFA 2016 in Berlin!
Like every year, we are back in Berlin for Europe's biggest tech trade show, IFA. This year, as we previewed recently, expect to see many new devices from some of the usual suspects: Acer, ASUS, ...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Sony's mid-range Xperia X gets a smaller spin-off
The new Xperia XZ might be the flagship phone Sony loyalists have been waiting for, but Sony's still hasn't given up on making small smartphones. That's where the Xperia X Compact comes...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget The Xperia XZ is the 2016 flagship phone Sony should've made first
Let's not mince words: Sony's smartphone might be on the upswing, but the company still needs a hit. With any luck, the new, unlocked Xperia XZ can change all that. It runs with the same Sna...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones block out the world
Sony unveiled its newest flagship set of high-end, noise-cancelling wireless headphones at IFA in Berlin today. They're called the MDR-1000X and aim to block all outside sounds until you're ...
06:32 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Bjork avatar appears in London via Icelandic mocap
Bj&ouml;rk is continuing her "Vulnicura" exhibition at London, but the fact that she's in Iceland didn't stop her from appearing at Somerset House cultural center. In glorious ...
05:55 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Rosetta 3D images comet dust before it bids farewell
Rosetta's scientists are doing every bit of science they can before the European Space Agency crashes the probe into the comet it's been studying. In fact, the spacecraft's Micro-Imagin...
05:24 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Huawei's MediaPad M3 features an 8.4-inch high-res display
Huawei didn't make the trip to IFA with just a couple of new smartphones in hand, but a new slate too. Following the company's overly ambitious attempt at a Surface-like device in the MateBo...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Huawei returns to the mid-range with the Nova and Nova Plus
By its own admission, Huawei has been concentrating on releasing the best smartphones it possibly can so far this year. First with the big-screened Mate 8, and more recently the flagship P9 (and varia...
04:44 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Get ready for simple USB-C to HDMI cables
More devices are starting to ship with USB-C connectors built-in, and today groups behind HDMI and USB announced another way to take advantage of it. That method is HDMI Alt Mode, which means cable ma...
04:14 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget HTC One A9s dons a familiar metallic design and cheaper tag
Last year we were left impressed with HTC's premium mid-range One A9 smartphone: It was a good-looking phone with great build quality and great battery life, plus it was one of the first to ship ...
04:10 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget DJI's new OSMO Mobile captures pro-level selfies
Shaky cam shots are great for indie horror films and Jason Bourne-esque action sequences, but less than ideal for filming your family's holiday. With DJI's latest addition to its popular lin...
03:45 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget BBC iPlayer now requires a TV licence following loophole closure
It's been a long time coming, but from today all iPlayer viewers now need to own a TV licence to watch the BBC content. New rules have closed the so-called "iPlayer loophole," which had...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget O2 wants to help you build a smart home on a payment plan
Although there are plenty of smart home solutions, deciding which platform to back can be hard. Do you invest in a product from a major brand like Google's Nest or choose a startup that cares mor...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Libratone's Q Adapt headphones offer adjustable noise cancellation
One of the most prevalent rumors about the new iPhone(s) is that Apple will get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Unfortunately, the options for Lightning-equipped wired headphones are still limited, b...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget O2 wants to help you spread the cost of building a smart home
Although there are plenty of smart home solutions, deciding which platform to back can be hard. Do you invest in a product from a major brand like Google's Nest or choose a startup that cares mor...
02:30 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget TomTom's new fitness tracker can analyze your body composition
Today at IFA 2016, TomTom revealed a trio of new wearables, including its first fitness tracker. Unlike other similar devices, the new TomTom Touch has one feature that particularly stands out: it can...
01:00 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget FreedomPop's free unlimited WhatsApp SIM comes to the UK
FreedomPop is famed for its free, barebones mobile plan, and for its next trick, the operator is mixing up the formula a little bit. Following a similar launch in the US, the provider's new Whats...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Sphero's Force Band, battle-worn BB-8 arrive on September 30th
Sphero is ready to start selling Force Bands -- wristwatch-like devices that will give you a way to control its BB-8 droids with a wave of the hand -- and they sure look much better than the toy-like ...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget HP's Elite Slice is a modular PC that actually looks good
I think HP's completely sick of making traditional-looking desktops and is out to make them look like anything but. In addition to a PC that looks like it was shoved inside a Bang &amp; Olufs...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Korg adds drums to its line of tiny Volca synths
Korg continues to expand its Volca series of sub-$200 synths. Today it announced the Volca Kick, a drum machine with a 16 step sequencer and analog oscillator. To keep it all in the family, it links u...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget HP Pavilion Wave PC looks like it's wearing a B&O speaker
Is that a speaker? Or a router? Those are questions my colleague actually asked me when I showed him my photos of the HP Pavilion Wave. He was wrong on both counts, but it's easy to see why he wa...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, September 1, 2016
Engadget Korg announces microKorg-S with more sounds and user presets
The microKorg has a pretty significant following thanks to its relatively easy-to-use interface and low price point. Today Korg announced the microKorg-S a companion to the nearly 15 year old instrume...
11:09 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget 'Threes' artist and friends reveal 'TumbleSeed'
From the folks who brought you the deceptively simple indie hits Threes and Ridiculous Fishing comes TumbleSeed -- another colorful game with a quirky premise, rolling onto PS4, Steam, macOS and Windo...
09:52 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Google uses AI to build a better cucumber farm
Artificial intelligence technology doesn't just have to solve grand challenges. Sometimes, it can tackle decidedly everyday problems -- like, say, improving a cucumber farm. Makoto Koike has buil...
09:52 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Google AI builds a better cucumber farm
Artificial intelligence technology doesn't just have to solve grand challenges. Sometimes, it can tackle decidedly everyday problems -- like, say, improving a cucumber farm. Makoto Koike has buil...
09:02 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Geologists have discovered what could be the world's oldest fossils
Geologists have discovered possible evidence of ancient life in rocks that are over 3.7 billion years old. It's an extraordinary find that, if confirmed, would make the fossils within the oldest ...
08:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Bosch and Drop team up on smarter kitchen tech
Many appliance makers are forming partnerships to drag their lineups into the smart home era, but Bosch's alliance may be something special. It's teaming up with Drop (of smart scale fame) t...
07:31 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget 'Iron Man' director's VR game lands on September 8th
On top of trying to outdo a beloved Disney classic, director Jon Favreau achieved a fascinating feat with his film adaption of The Jungle Book: Aside from its young actor portraying Mowgli, every othe...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Facebook's sticker search has a queasy political reaction
I don't usually search out particular stickers to express myself on Facebook Messenger (I'm a or emoji kind of guy) but recently people who do, have noticed some strange results. VentureBe...
06:01 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Logitech's new mouse works with three computers at once
If you've ever used more than one computer at once, you know that juggling extra mice can be kind of annoying. Logitech thinks it doesn't have to be: the company has just announced a new mou...
05:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Democrats want FBI to investigate any Trump link to cyberattacks
You may have been laughing when Donald Trump responded to word of possible Russian involvement in DNC hacks by joking that the country should hack Hillary Clinton's email server, but some House D...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Facebook promises to stabilize shaky 360-degree videos
Shaky video is already a problem with conventional cameras, but it's much worse with 360-degree and virtual reality cams. Your bumpy mountain bike ride won't be so exciting to watch if it ma...
04:46 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Nubia's 'bezel-less' Z11 smartphone launches worldwide
You probably still don't know a lot about the Nubia smartphone brand if you live outside of China, but the company is bent on changing that: it's launching its latest flagship, the Z11, worl...
04:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget 'Second Life' studio invites VR players to try 'Project Sansar'
Linden Lab, the creative minds behind the bizarre social game Second Life, is unveiling its latest project, planted firmly within the roots of the virtual world....
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget The DxO One gets Wi-Fi control and a suite of accessories
If you take a lot of photos with your smartphone, you've probably noticed they're not always up to snuff with the kind of images you'd see from a DSLR camera....
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Bill Nye lands a Netflix show
Everyone's favorite bow-tied scientist is back with a Netflix series. Bill Nye is making a return to TV via a talk show, called Bill Nye Saves the World, set to debut in Spring, 2017....
03:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget SETI's 'unusual signal' most likely came from Earth
With apologies to the would-be Dr. Ellie Arroways out there: the "unusual signal" picked up by SETI using Russia's RATAN&ndash;600 radio telescope and thought to be originating from...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget What to expect from Apple's 'See You' iPhone event
It's that time of year again. It's the end of summer, and Apple is once again on the cusp of introducing a new iPhone. Only this year, there's a different buzz. There's been talk o...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Dogs process differences between spoken words and tone
One pinnacle of human development has been the ability to comprehend language, thought to be a major achievement separating us from the animals. So it was assumed with dogs, but new research reveals t...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Dogs understand what you're saying, not just the sound of your voice
One pinnacle of human development has been the ability to comprehend language, thought to be a major achievement separating us from the animals. So it was assumed with dogs, but new research reveals t...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's two new tablets include a lower-cost Surface Pro rival
Lenovo's hoopla at IFA may be focusing on its creative-minded Yoga Book, but there are two new bread-and-butter tablets that are worth your attention, too. The 12.2-inch Miix 510 is a Surface Pro...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's Yoga Book is part tablet, part sketch pad
Let's face it: Tablets are on the brink of death, and it's difficult to get excited about a new slate these days. And even though tablet-laptop hybrids are taking off, that market is cornere...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Motorola's new Moto Z Play is cheaper, but not compromised
Well, that was fast. It's been just over a month since the Moto Z and Moto Z Force landed in the US and Motorola has already cooked up another phone to go with them. The new Moto Z Play is the la...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Hasselblad reveals a Moto Mod that replaces your Moto Z's camera
Remember the days before the Moto Z launched, when a mysterious camera MotoMod was leaked along with a handful of other snap-on accessories? Remember when the Z and Z Force launched, and that camera w...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Hasselblad reveals a MotoMod that replaces your Moto Z's camera
Remember the days before the Moto Z launched, when a mysterious camera MotoMod was leaked along with a handful of other snap-on accessories? Remember when the Z and Z Force launched, and that camera w...
02:29 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget PewDiePie's Twitter temporarily suspended after ISIS joke
Yesterday, popular YouTube personality PewDiePie made minor headlines for losing his Twitter verification checkmark. Today, he was briefly suspended for the service. "I did this yesterday as a jo...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Google expands 'Sheep View' project with Trekker cameras
Without the presence of Google, Faroe Island residents had to rely on camera-equipped sheep to provide 360 degree "Sheep View" images of the bucolic isle. While that's adorable, digital...
01:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Instagram gets pinch-to-zoom on iOS, Android update in tow
The feature you didn't know you wanted for Instagram has finally arrived: pinch-to-zoom. Surprised it wasn't already there? Don't be. Originally, Instagram didn't support large eno...
01:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget ASUS' ZenWatch 3 brings fast charging to your wrist
If there was ever any doubt about Asus' commitment to Android Wear, squash it now. Earlier today the company peeled the shrink wrap off its third ZenWatch (that's the ZenWatch 3, if you were...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget CBS All Access commercial-free option costs $4 more a month
CBS announced that its All Access streaming service was making the leap to Xbox One last week and now the network has another subscription option. If you like to watch the likes of Madam Secretary, Bl...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Monster's lawsuit against Beats gets thrown out
Many would tell you that Monster's lawsuit against Beats and HTC faced long odds from the get-go... and sure enough, it's falling flat. A Los Angeles court has summarily dismissed the case,...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Airbnb rentals can play havoc with your mortgage
Renting out your home on a service like Airbnb is supposed to be good for your bottom line, but it's now clear that it can create some headaches if you're a homeowner. The Wall Street Journ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Google's OnHub routers can now control Phillips Hue lighting
It's been just about a year since Google launched OnHub, a series of routers designed to make setting up and dealing with WiFi a lot easier. Our experience with OnHub found that it did exactly th...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Gear S3 watches are more elegant (and rugged) than ever
Samsung's Gear S2 was far from perfect, but it was still a big step forward for the company's smartwatch ambitions. At last: a Tizen-powered wearable with a decent selection of apps and a co...
11:50 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Live from Samsung's IFA 2016 press conference!
Samsung's already announced the Note 7, so there's clearly nothing else for the company to reveal, right? Nope, since the Korean conglomerate is here at IFA with a glitzy pre-show press conf...
11:34 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's 'Vault 1080' is a gloomy 'Fallout 4' mod
NVIDIA and LightSpeed Studio have teamed up to create Vault 1080, a special add-on level mod for Fallout 4....
11:12 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget MIT gives pesticides an electric charge to improve stickiness
There are plenty of problems with pesticides -- making bees dumb, anyone? -- but the biggest is probably how much is wasted while it's being sprayed onto crops. Because of how certain leaves natu...
10:51 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Samsung delays Galaxy Note 7 shipments over quality tests
If you were planning to buy a Galaxy Note 7, you might not want to count on getting it quickly. Samsung tells Reuters that it's delaying shipments of its latest smartphone as it conducts "a...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget A city in a warehouse in a city
I've always had a fascination with architectural models. This interest rose in recent months, following a move to a new apartment block. I love my new place, but it has its problems. There are ov...
10:12 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Free-to-play is coming to the space MMO 'EVE Online'
After over a decade with a straight subscription model, the massively multiplayer space RPG EVE: Online is adding a free-to-play tier. While paid accounts will still exist for new and old players alik...
10:04 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Netflix's original series 'Stranger Things' gets a second season
File this one under "things we knew were happening but were waiting on official confirmation." Surprising absolutely no one, Netflix's '80s-flavored sci-fi romp Stranger Things is ...
09:48 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Dropbox hacker stole 70 million log-ins in 2012
Back in 2012, Dropbox admitted someone hacked into the cloud storage service and stole log-in details, but it didn't reveal the extent of the breach. Well, apparently, it was a huge one. Motherbo...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Sea power could take wind power's bragging rights
Today on In Case You Missed It: Nova Innovation is installing the world's first tidal power generators along the coast of Scotland, which are able to produce 100 kilowatts of power each. The UK C...
09:02 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Corning's latest Gorilla Glass will make wearables tougher
The latest Gorilla Glass variant out of Corning's offices was specifically designed for wearables, which tend to be more exposed to damage than phones. Corning describes Gorilla Glass SR+ as a wh...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Viceland brings 'Bodega Boys' podcast hosts to late night TV
The latest podcast-to-TV transfer hails from the Bronx, as Viceland announced plans for a late night talk show from Bodega Boys hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero. This is the 6 month-old channel'...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget ASUS' Zenwatch 3 is fast and round
Following Motorola, Huawei and a bunch of other smartwatch manufacturers, ASUS has built a round Android Wear device. The Zenwatch 3 has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a 400x400 resolution, which wor...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Tile's slimmest Bluetooth tracker won't bulk up your wallet
Tile, which raised over a million dollars on Kickstarter over three years ago, is a popular Bluetooth tracker that helps you find your missing stuff. Aside from Bluetooth, it also uses a crowd-finding...
07:30 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm's new flagship chip loads apps 10 percent faster
Qualcomm has unveiled more details about its flagship Snapdragon 821 processor that we first saw in July. It's intended to fill the gap until a future next-gen chip comes along, so performance im...
07:10 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Uber is offering electric cars in London
It's fair to say that Uber isn't having the best of times in London right now, with a lawsuit against TfL's new taxi rules and disgruntled UberEats couriers dominating the headlines. On...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Garmin's newest smartwatch slims down, but packs on features
After going high-end with the Fenix Chronos, Garmin is getting back to its core focus with the new Forerunner 35, a feature-packed smartwatch and all-day activity tracker. This latest addition to the ...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Garmin debuts action camera with voice control and 4K video
If you've been looking to buy an action camera, Garmin's latest one might be worth considering. The Virb Ultra 30 is feature-packed, with things like an LCD touchscreen, 4K video at up to 30...
06:36 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Bang and Olufsen's new BeoSound speakers project music 360 degrees
Bang and Olufsen typically unveils new audio gear at IFA and this year is no exception. Following last year's $1,000 BeoPlay A6, the company has two new speakers that project sound 360 degrees. T...
06:02 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's robot vacuum sucks more than its peers
Xiaomi has yet to make a dent in the Western world, but back in China, it continues to expand its presence with smartphones and smart home products -- the latest of which being the Mi Robot Vacuum ann...
05:05 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Acer reveals 'Pawbo' pet accessories
Acer is branching into pet accessories with a recent acquisition called Pawbo, and has revealed at IFA 2016 that it'll soon release a bunch of dog- and cat-centric products. The first one, the Pa...
04:30 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Acer's latest PCs include the first curved screen laptop
You no longer have to stick to your desk to enjoy a flashy curved display. Acer is unveiling flood of new laptops at Germany's IFA show, and the highlight by far is the Predator 21 X -- accordin...
04:20 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Virgin Media has a broadband plan just for gamers
When most people shop for a new broadband package, they're focused on download speeds. What can I expect when everyone in my home is trying to stream Netflix? Or downloading a game like Inside to...
03:54 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Google hopes AI can improve head and neck cancer treatment
Google's DeepMind division launched its Health initiative earlier this year in an effort to use machine learning for medical purposes. Now, that initiative has launched a project that would speed...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Amazon's instant-order Dash buttons arrive in the UK
It's hard to keep up with Amazon's multi-pronged attack on British supermarkets. Prime Now, Pantry and Fresh -- all of these services are starting to blend together into a giant forgettable ...
01:04 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Theranos' Zika test is under FDA scrutiny
That didn't take long. Theranos pulled the emergency request for its Zika-testing miniLab following an FDA inspection that revealed shortcomings with patient protocol, according to The Wall Stree...
12:28 am -04 - Wed, August 31, 2016
Engadget Apple launches 2TB iCloud storage for $20 a month
Apple has introduced a way to stop that annoying "full storage" iCloud message from popping up in the near future: a new tier that offers 2TB of space. The company has updated its iCloud pri...