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11:10 pm -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget Humanity's corner of the Milky Way may be larger than expected
If you accept conventional views of the Milky Way, humans live in a sort of cosmic cul-de-sac: our star is in the Orion Arm (aka Local Arm), a small spur sitting in between the much larger Sagittarius...
09:36 pm -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget Pirate Party victory gives it a real chance of influencing politics
As of now, the Pirate Party is more than just a symbolic vote for internet freedom, copyright reform or straight-up democratic change -- in Iceland, it could have a tangible effect. The party just won...
08:02 pm -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget Teen arrested for sharing exploit that almost brought down 911
An Arizona teen is discovering why you should think very carefully about sharing exploits online: you don't know what people will do with them... or in some cases, that you're sharing the ri...
06:31 pm -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget Alton Brown's internet cooking show will be a 'Good Eats' sequel
Do you miss Alton Brown's classic cooking show Good Eats? You're about to get more of it... and then some. In a live chat with fans, Brown has revealed that his previously hinted-at internet...
05:01 pm -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget Touring around Xiaomi's headquarters and Mi Home store
Xiaomi was quite a different animal when I first visited back in August 2011: It only occupied three floors in a small building, the cubicles were tight, security was loose (I literally just walked in...
03:29 pm -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget EA temporarily blocks Origin access in all of Myanmar
Some gamers are learning first-hand about the dangers of trusting your game library to a copy-protected service: you're at the mercy of that service and its interpretation of the law. Players liv...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget SpaceX is ready to resume testing rockets following its accident
SpaceX hasn't yet pinpointed the ultimate cause of its Falcon 9 explosion from September, but it's far enough into the investigation that it's ready to get back to business. The private...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's multi-system retro controller
Using a build idea from the element14 Community, Ben takes an ESP8266 module and creates the ultimate all-in-one retro gaming controller for the Super Nintendo, Sega Megadrive / Genesis and Nintendo E...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget After Math: Well that's terrifying
Halloween is tomorrow so here are some stories to scare the pants off you. Google's AI can now encrypt its thoughts from its human handlers, Turkey's descent into a police state is accelerat...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget A real-world Hyperloop preview, and more in the week that was
The Hyperloop cometh: Danish architecture firm BIG just gave the world a sneak peek at a 93-mile track designed to connect Abu Dhabi and Dubai, while the University of Waterloo is set to test the worl...
07:30 am -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the ASUS ZenBook 3
ASUS's latest ultraportable the ZenBook 3 is often compared to Apple's 12-inch MacBook. And can you blame people? The laptop is even thinner and lighter than Apple's two-pound wonder, b...
02:31 am -04 - Sun, October 30, 2016
Engadget Starbreeze deal gives you more freedom to move in VR
If Starbreeze is going to get you wearing VR headsets in IMAX theaters and pods, it'll have to create a wow-inducing experience... and it might have taken one step closer toward that goal. The co...
11:20 pm -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget Terahertz scans could save male chicks from an untimely end
Chicken hatcheries often grind up male chicks as soon as they break out of their shells -- they don't produce enough meat as adults, so they're considered useless compared to the egg-laying ...
09:35 pm -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget Scientists find the first known dinosaur brain tissue fossil
That lump you see above many not look like much at first blush, but it's a big deal for paleontology: scientists say they have discovered that the sample has the first known example of a dinosaur...
08:02 pm -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget 'Skyrim Special Edition' audio took a step backward
As a rule, remasters of classic video games are supposed to be clear steps forward in audiovisual quality. However, Bethesda didn't get that memo before launching Skyrim Special Edition. PC and X...
06:28 pm -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel may be serious about a merger
DraftKings and FanDuel have dismissed talk of a possible merger for ages, but it looks like those rumors may be more than just idle banter. Sources for both ESPN and Recode say that the daily fantasy...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget Game studios go all-out with Halloween events and sales
Game developers thrive on seasonal events, and that's truer than ever this Halloween. It's not just themed skins and game modes, although there are plenty of those -- there are some serious ...
03:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget Watch crew leave the International Space Station at 4:45PM Eastern
It's always a momentous (if melancholic) moment when astronauts finish their stints aboard the International Space Station, and NASA is determined to capture every last minute of the occasion thi...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the PlayStation VR
And then there were three. The PlayStation VR went on sale earlier this month, making it the third big-name tethered VR headset to arrive this year. Though it's less immersive than either the Ocu...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget Jabra's Sport Coach headphones count my reps so I don't have to
Whenever I go to the gym, I immediately plug in my headphones. Last year, I graduated to wireless headphones, and while I'm happy with my current Bluetooth buds (more on those later), I was intri...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget Six amazing uses for the wonder material graphene
By Cat DiStasioGraphene is a super-strong, ultra-lightweight material that's led to scores of technological innovations in recent years. It consists of bonded carbon atoms formed into sheets that...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget Unboxing and playing the 'League of Legends' board game
Mechs vs Minions is League of Legends fanfiction presented in the style of Dungeons &amp; Dragons or Descent, with just a hint of Fireball Island thrown in for good measure. It's a cooperativ...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Halloween Spooktacular 2; The CGI reckoning
Today on In Case You Missed It: Disney figured out a way to make digitally generated faces in a fraction of the time it used to take with a head-worn camera rig. Designers in the Netherlands created a...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget The Morning After Weekend Edition: Happy Halloween!
Letter from the EditorChange is life. It's what keeps things interesting. It's also what keeps the cauldron of commerce at a full boil. And in the technology industry, change is constant. Th...
05:18 am -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget It looks like Sony's 10-year-plan for the PS3 is over
Yesterday, Sony announced that MLB The Show 17 will launch on PS4 next March -- but it won't be coming to the PS3. As the previous year's edition of the sports game was the last first-party ...
02:29 am -04 - Sat, October 29, 2016
Engadget White House plan will train coal workers for 21st century jobs
Stepping away from fossil fuels is incredibly important, but our move toward a sustainable future will invariably leave countless workers unemployed by no fault of their own. The White House knows thi...
11:47 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Giphy is giving orphaned Vines a new home
Yesterday, Twitter announced that it will effectively kill off the struggling short-form video platform Vine in the coming months. The news did not go over very well with the service's fanbase, m...
09:56 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Red Bull's 2018 rallycross cup is getting an EV class
Off-road racing is going electric with the announcement that Red Bull is adding an EV class to its Global Rallycross events. The United States Auto Club will help serve as the governing body for the c...
08:50 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Tesla unveils its solar roof and Powerwall 2
At Universal Studios in Los Angeles Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off the company's solar roof-top panels, new $5,500 Powerwall 2 high-capacity residential battery pack and Powerpack 2 for businesse...
08:13 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Hey Twitter, hiding usernames won't help you
Once Twitter announced that links, pictures and usernames would no longer count towards a tweet's 140-characters, it also started testing changes to how @ reply messages look. This week my accoun...
07:36 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget GM's car-sharing service arrives in Los Angeles
Maven, General Motors' car-sharing service, is finally coming to the City of Angels. Though Maven has been around in other cities for awhile now -- Ann, Arbor, Mich., Boston, New York City and Sa...
06:57 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget NASA's New Horizons has sent back its last data from Pluto
The New Horizons probe had just one shot at gathering as much data from Pluto as it could, a process that took more than a day. But it's taken the past fifteen months to actually receive all 50-p...
06:26 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Apple's MacBook Pro isn't the touchscreen laptop it ought to be
Ever since Phil Schiller brought up the issue while introducing the second-generation MacBook Air, Apple has made a point of publicly resisting the pressure to introduce touchscreen Macs. Computers ne...
05:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's Moto M reportedly packs 5,100mAh of power
We don't have an official release date for Lenovo's next Moto handset just yet, but we do have a leaked set of specs that hint at what's to come. According to some grainy renders that m...
05:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's Moto M reportedly features a nice metallic unibody
We don't have an official release date for Lenovo's next Moto handset just yet, but we do have a leaked set of specs that hint at what's to come. According to some grainy renders that m...
05:35 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Zip around Taiwan on the faster Gogoro S electric scooter
Gogoro's battery-powered scooter left us rather impressed after our test ride in Taiwan back in 2015, and the startup has since sold over 14,000 units locally plus rolled out 240 GoStations natio...
04:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Research has two types of touch for VR haptics
Virtual reality is one of the most immersive technologies available today. That is until the illusion shatters when you instinctively reach out to touch something and are met with a one-size-fits-all ...
04:15 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget That time your smart toaster broke the internet
Where were you the day the internet died?Last Friday the internet had its biggest hiccup to date when a whole bunch of major websites were maliciously knocked offline. Harnessing the weak security of ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget The best cheap projector
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pic...
03:45 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Windows 10's focus on friends could make it a more human OS
One of the more intriguing things Microsoft announced this week wasn't fancy new hardware. It was a simple addition to the Windows 10 task bar: small icons representing the people you interact wi...
03:32 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Facebook enables advertisers to exclude users by 'ethnic affinity'
Facebook's features let advertisers limit which users see their material, ideally those who will be more interested in their products. But currently included in the "demographics" secti...
02:52 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Someone really wants 'No Man's Sky' developers to apologize
The internet hivemind's vile side was at it again this morning. This time, by apparently hacking the Twitter, Linkedin and email accounts of No Man's Sky developer Hello Games. Buckle up bec...
02:35 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: They reminisce over you
If, like me, you are also a fan of The Walking Dead then you probably also spent most of Monday feeling a strange combination of shock, grief and melancholy. (Here, have sone virtual hugs.) Fortunatel...
02:28 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime arrives in China to further challenge Alibaba
With over 63 million people already paying for Prime, Amazon is now expanding its subscription service to one of the largest marketplaces in the world: China. The retailer has announced that mainland ...
02:08 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Unearthed Clinton emails garner renewed FBI scrutiny (updates)
Although the FBI previously concluded that Hillary Clinton should not face charges over the usage of her personal email server, the Bureau apparently isn't done looking into Clinton's emails...
02:08 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Unearthed Clinton emails garner renewed FBI scrutiny (updated)
Although the FBI previously concluded that Hillary Clinton should not face charges over the usage of her personal email server, the Bureau apparently isn't done looking into Clinton's emails...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget What creatives think of the Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft's Surface Studio is a bold device. Ostensibly an all-in-one PC, it's also a major play at winning more creatives over to the Windows way of life.The bulk of the Studio is a 28-inch...
01:34 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Hacker behind 'celebgate' jailed for 18 months
The individual behind the 2014 iCloud image leaks -- more commonly known as the Fappenning -- has been sentenced. Ryan Collins, 36, will serve an 18 month jail term for one count of violating the Comp...
01:10 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Memories of a better Vine
Twitter has its reasons for shuttering Vine, the service that popularized short, looping videos. But from the outpouring on social media, it's clear that many will miss it. While most Engadget ed...
12:46 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Geohot cancels his self-driving add-on amid legal scrutiny
George "Geohot" Hotz, PlayStation and iPhone hacker extraordinaire, has canceled production on Comma One, a $1,000 aftermarket add-on that he said would allow some cars to operate semi-auton...
12:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Clever SIM sticker makes no-signal mobile payments possible
Mobile wallets aren't just for getting in and out of Starbucks that bit quicker. In several parts of the world, many people rely solely on mobile wallets for all their financial needs. These are ...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget This Halloween, dress as a sexy meme
Christmas may be the "most wonderful time of the year," but Halloween is the high holiday of sexy costumography. If you want to stand out from the legions of alluring nurses, librarians and ...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Lithium battery failure wipes out DARPA robot at NASA
It's not just Samsung that has problems with combusting batteries, as NASA's office of Safety and Mission Assurance has just revealed. The body has announced that NASA centers have seen at l...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Facebook goes full Snapchat with filters and vanishing messages
Facebook has "borrowed" a lot of ideas from Snapchat lately, including the concept for Instagram Stories and Facebook Live selfie filters. In perhaps its most audacious move yet, the social ...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget First look at the new MacBook Pro (the one without the Touch Bar)
This is the new MacBook Pro. But it's probably not the one you were hoping to read about. What I have here today is the new entry-level 13-inch model &mdash; the one without the multi-touch T...
10:45 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Abz's deep sea adventure is coming to Xbox One
Abz&ucirc;, the best game about exploring the depths of the ocean (sorry Ecco the Dolphin), will get a physical release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this January. It's a beautiful and relaxi...
10:25 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget HTC's Vivepaper is a VR magazine stand
HTC has unveiled Vivepaper, an app that lets Vive users check out interactive, VR content from publishers like Conde Nast. After you don the headset and scan a physical AR booklet, you can peruse a vi...
10:18 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Uber drivers in the UK entitled to minimum wage, tribunal rules
Uber drivers have won an employment tribunal case in the UK, making them entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the National Minimum Wage. The ride-hailing company has long argued that its chau...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 12: Surface Envy
Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about the value of the Esc key, the Nintendo Switch and the impeding Gilmore Girls resurrection...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Microsoft throws everything into mixed reality
Today on In Case You Missed It: Microsoft introduced a bunch of new products this week but the darling might be the new Surface Studio, with 65% more pixels in it than a standard 4K monitor. Meanwhile...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Google unveils Allo-assisted 'Stranger Things' scavenger hunt
Google is trying hard to get folks using its AI-gifted Allo messenger service, so it has jumped on a popular Netflix show. It has revealed some Stranger Things tie-ins for Halloween, including a stick...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Soylent stops powder sales after making some people sick
Crafting a powder-based drink that can replace your entire diet, it turns out, is pretty darn difficult. Following a total recall of its food bars, Soylent has slammed the breaks on its liquid meals t...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget 'Icarus' machine can commandeer a drone mid-flight
Security researcher Jonathan Andersson has shown it's possible to hijack drones that rely on the DSMx signal protocol. Unlike conventional jammers, which simply strip control from the user, this ...
07:05 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Europe urges Facebook to stop tapping WhatsApp data
Europe's privacy bosses have urged WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with Facebook while it investigates its privacy practices. The Article 29 Working Party, made up of data protection heads fro...
06:42 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget All London black cabs will support contactless from next week
London's entire black cab fleet will be required to carry readers to process card and contactless payments as of Monday October 31st, Transport for London (TfL) has announced today. This is no gr...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Friday October 28th 2016
Apple's big MacBook event introduced a new family of Pro machines, with nary a mention of the MacBook Air. The company also expelled standard USB 3.0 ports in its new range, replacing them all wi...
05:03 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Tesla doubles the energy density of its commercial batteries
While Tesla's solar roof / Powerwall event isn't until tomorrow, the product that preceded both, its commercial... cousin, Powerpack, has been upgraded and is already shipping to companies. ...
03:41 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Yahoo brings all its bots together in one app
Yahoo has quietly introduced a new app called Yahoo Bots, as recently spotted by VentureBeat. The application, available for iOS and Android, acts as a hub to connect you with all of the company'...
02:39 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Google's AI created its own form of encryption
Researchers from the Google Brain deep learning project have already taught AI systems to make trippy works of art, but now they're moving on to something potentially darker: AI-generated, human-...
12:39 am -04 - Fri, October 28, 2016
Engadget Intel diversity fund expands to veteran, LGBTQ and disabled founders
Intel has been an industry leader when it comes to diversity initiatives &ndash; both internally and through its investment arm. Last year, Intel Capital announced a $125 million Diversity Fund ai...
11:07 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Catch the first glimpse of Faraday Future's production EV
Faraday Future has yet to unveil its competitor to Tesla's line of commercial electric vehicles, but it seems we're getting closer. A video posted today teases the company's production ...
10:24 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Search for classic GIFs in the Internet Archive's new collection
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Internet Archive has created a special treat for its visitors: an utterly enormous number of GIFs culled from the original social network, GeoCities. Fittingly, ...
09:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Vue is on Android TV now, Mac and PC later
Sony keeps getting more serious about its cord-cutter service, PlayStation Vue. After announcing support for Android mobile devices in June, the company has revealed that its streaming app is now avai...
09:04 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The new 15-inch MacBook Pro can push four 4K monitors at once
Thanks to that discrete Radeon graphics chip in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro, users can run nearly 43 million pixels worth of lag-free screen real estate from their laptop. Tucked into the tech specs f...
08:37 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget LG's latest 5K screen is Apple's new flagship display
If you're eyeballing Apple's new MacBook Pro line, but you need even more screen real estate than 15 inches of Retina display -- LG has already got you covered. Taking the place of Apple...
08:04 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The Nintendo Switch reportedly has a multitouch screen
We have plenty of questions about the Nintendo Switch, but one of the most pressing is: Does it have a touchscreen? During the three-minute teaser, no-one ever swipes, taps or prods the main unit, lea...
07:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Watch Apple's MacBook Pro event in 9 minutes
In contrast to Microsoft's everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach to announcements just a day earlier, Apple's "Hello Again" event was a more focused affair. However, there was ...
07:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Watch Apple's MacBook Pro event in nine minutes
In contrast to Microsoft's everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach to announcements just a day earlier, Apple's "Hello Again" event was a more focused affair. However, there was s...
07:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget 'SpyParty' finally looks like a real video game
Yes, after nearly 10 years, SpyParty is still in development. It's an underground kind of independent, competitive game where one player is a spy attempting to complete discreet tasks at a fancy ...
06:36 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Twitter's identity crisis killed Vine
Today, Twitter announced that it's effectively killing Vine, its short-form video service. Though you can still download and watch already-posted Vines, you won't be able to upload new six-s...
06:24 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Marvel writer chased off Twitter by pathetic misogynists
A year ago Marvel announced that the character Mockingbird would be getting her first solo series helmed by author Chelsea Cain. The book ran from March until it was cancelled this month, with the fin...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: $110 off on a Dell XPS 13 laptop
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...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Apple's 'Hello Again' event by the numbers
Well, that was unusually brief. Apple debuted just three new products during its 2016 Hello Again event held in Cupertino, California on Thursday. The company showed off its new almost-all-in-one TV a...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile offers unlocked Pixel owners a $325 credit
While Verizon is the only carrier to offer Google's Pixel phones directly, T-Mobile has its own plan to tempt over Pixel owners: $325 credited towards their bill. That's half of the cost of ...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Does the iPad Air have a future at Apple?
During its Fall 2016 event in Cupertino on Thursday, Apple debuted its newest MacBook Pro as well as an overhaul of Final Cut Pro X and an all-in-one video entertainment app simply titled, TV. But sur...
04:48 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Yahoo's latest transparency report reads like tonedeaf fluff
Following all the trouble it has had lately, Yahoo has released its annual transparency report. Globally, the firm had 20,511 data requests, with almost half of them coming from the United States gove...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Alphabet's experiments still lose money, but it's getting better
Alphabet, semi-new parent company to the Google we all know and love / tolerate, continues to rake in money hand over fist. The company just released its financial statements for Q3 of 2016, and both ...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Google's Assistant just got even smarter thanks to IFTTT
Between a chat app, two new smartphones and a new in-home avatar, Google's new Assistant is really getting around. While that slow march toward ubiquity continues, it keeps getting smarter, too -...
04:07 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Apple's new MacBook Pro is slim, trim and has a stunning screen
We knew it was coming, and now it's here. Apple's newest MacBook Pro. It's thinner, it's lighter and it comes with a better screen than the Pros of yesteryear. But, given how much ...
03:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The 15-inch MacBook Pro vs. the competition: More than touch
The larger MacBook Pros have always been about getting serious work done, and now you might be able to do even more thanks to the new Touch Bar. But there are plenty of other 15-inch machines to choos...
03:34 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget You'll need a new cable to connect the MacBook Pro and iPhone 7
Today, Apple unveiled brand new MacBook Pros with a dynamic Touch Bar and a quick (albeit forced) migration to USB-3 (AKA Thunderbolt). Of course it's Apple's prerogative to continue to push...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The 13-inch MacBook Pro vs. the competition: Small but effective
It's been a while since we've seen a revamp of the MacBook Pro, and this year's models are definitely a big change thanks to the new OLED touch bar. Meanwhile, rival companies have been...
03:07 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget UK pricing for Apple's new MacBook Pros
So, Apple's "Hello Again" event is over, and it turned out to be a little lighter than first thought. The company announced a new all-in-one guide for Apple TV, as well as Minecraft hit...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The FCC's new privacy rules shield personal data from your ISP
A new set of privacy rules approved by the FCC today will require broadband providers to ask for your permission before collecting data about your browsing habits, app usage and location or financial ...
02:47 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The writing is on the wall for MacBook Air
Apple hasn't updated the MacBook Air since 2015 and it's not going to any time soon. Instead, the company today phased out the $900, 11-inch MacBook Air. Only the $1,000, 13-inch MacBook Air...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Turkey shuts off internet service in 11 Kurdish cities
The Turkish government has cut off mobile and landline internet access to 11 cities in the country's southeast, a region that is predominantly Kurdish, Turkey Blocks reports. Kurds are the larges...
02:11 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The new MacBook Pro goes all-in on Thunderbolt and USB-C
The rumors are sadly true: Apple is ditching standard USB ports on the new MacBook Pro. Instead, the next version of the laptop will feature a quartet of Thunderbolt 3 ports -- that are the same shape...
01:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Meet the MacBook Pro's new Touch Bar with TouchID
Apple has announced its newest line of MacBook Pro notebooks, and true to the leaks, it comes with an OLED strip instead of function keys. As the company's Phil Schiller notes, function keys are ...
01:34 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Apple unveils a thinner MacBook Pro with an OLED 'Touch Bar'
Apple's long-awaited MacBook Pro refresh is finally here and it's... well, pretty much what we expected. That's Apple's fault, partially, after a recent macOS update revealed detai...
01:28 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' is coming to Apple TV
Today's Apple event might be about new Macs, but the folks at Cupertino are taking time to detail updates for its other products too. First up: Apple TV. On stage, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed th...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The new Apple TV app is: TV
The rumored TV guide app for Apple TV is here, just unveiled at the company's event. It brings TV and movies from the box's various apps into one browsable location. As demonstrated on stage...
12:54 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget We're liveblogging Apple's 'Hello Again' MacBook launch!
Hello again, indeed! If it feels like we were just doing this, it's because... we were. Apple held an event last month to unveil the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. There was much fanfare and ...
12:51 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget If someone else makes flying cars happen, Uber will be ready
While most of us consider flying cars something that would be cool if they were real, Uber is doing slightly more to make it happen. As profiled by Wired, the transportation company has released a 99-...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Twitter is killing Vine
Bad news for fans of the once-popular Vine video-sharing network. Its parent company Twitter announced today that it is killing the service's mobile app, meaning you can no longer create new clip...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget How to watch Apple's 'Hello Again' event
Roughly an hour from now, Tim Cook and pals will take to the stage at Apple's "Hello Again" event. The redesigned MacBook Pro complete with OLED touch strip and fingerprint reader is al...
11:42 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget 'The Last Guardian' soundtrack is getting a vinyl release
Pumped for The Last Guardian? Yeah, we are too. The long-awaited follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus stars a young boy and a giant feathered creature called Trico as they explore a world fille...
11:25 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The army may have laser-equipped vehicles by 2017
The army, in partnership with General Dynamics, is developing a short-range laser weapon designed to protect soldiers against mortars, missiles and drones. The news was broken by Scout Warrior, which ...
10:35 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Emoji join Dali and van Gogh in New York's MoMA
You might think of emoji as a lowbrow form of communication, but according to MoMA, it's art. The museum added the original 176 emoji, developed by Shigetaka Kurita for Japanese pagers in 1999, t...
10:13 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Facebook's teen-only Lifestage app comes to Android
Are you a teenager in high school? If the answer is no, sorry -- this next app isn't for you. After launching on the iPhone earlier this year, Facebook's "Lifestage" has landed on ...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Google's arty filters one-up Prisma by mixing various styles
Basic filters are soooo last year, and Google knows it. It's all about turning your mundane pet photos into works of art now, spearheaded by popular mobile app Prisma. Since it launched earlier t...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Real-time drawing collaboration and sippable seawater
Today on In Case You Missed It: Google introduced a new cloud-connected whiteboard called the Jamboard, which is made for collaboration with coworkers, then the finished doodle can be stored in Google...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Twitter promises 'meaningful' safety updates next month
Twitter is a real time platform for news and conversation, but sometimes that conversation can get quite nasty. The company's laissez faire attitude toward freedom of expression has seen it devel...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live gets spooky face filters for Halloween
Should Facebook dress as Snapchat for Halloween? The company has unveiled new Facebook Live masks for the spooky soiree with an eerie resemblance to those from its social media rival. To don them, you...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Spam texts could help solve a Canadian murder case
If you own a mobile phone, chances are that you've received at least one spam text message. Normally, an unscrupulous company is trying to hawk its financial services or help you save money on a ...
07:25 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm just announced the biggest chip acquisition ever
The smartphone world is starting to slow, and the companies that make the chips that go inside them are teaming up to stave off dwindling profits. Perhaps that's why Qualcomm today announced that...
07:14 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Twitter will fire around 350 employees in hunt for profits
Twitter's not had a great time of it lately, with several would-be suitors deciding that they didn't want to buy the burgeoning social network anyway. Now, the company has announced its late...
07:04 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Dial is coming to the Surface Pro and Book
As part of its event yesterday, Microsoft revealed the wireless Surface Dial, a control wheel that attaches directly to the Surface Studio's screen, letting artists select colors and do other cho...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday October 27th 2016
Microsoft's big Surface showcase was aimed at creators and those of us interested in getting some new Redmond-made Windows 10 hardware. It was less about Office and more about 3D photography and,...
05:22 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget LG would make more money if it wasn't for smartphones
You know it's bad when your mobile business gets trounced by the rival that sold a smartphone that actually blew up in its customers pockets. That's the situation over at LG, whose mobile co...
05:03 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget PlayStation 4 has a pair of controllers made for pro gamers
The Xbox One has the Elite gamepad to satisfy the platform's pro gamers or people who just want a really nice gamepad. But Sony fans are stuck with a controller that's barely changed since t...
04:02 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Pocket's Explore tab adds more reading suggestions
Pocket is one of the slickest bookmarking services for reading on the web, but its strength was never discovering new things to read. Starting today, it's hoping to fix that with a new Explore ta...
02:46 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Verizon buys a video startup for its tech, kills the service
Verizon announced today that they'd acquired former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's startup, Vessel, a subscription service for short-form video. Or to be more exact, they bought its technology and p...
01:31 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget Giphy's GIF service has over 100 million users every day
It won't shock you to hear that GIF hosts like Giphy and Gfycat are thriving in an era where there's a new meme every minute. But just how well are they doing? Supremely well, according to...
12:38 am -04 - Thu, October 27, 2016
Engadget EU and ESA sign deal to keep ahead of global space competition
The European Space Agency has lined up several projects in the next few years, from its wind satellite aiming to go up in 2017 to a 2020 ExoMars expedition to follow up on the missing Schiaparelli pro...
11:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Science exonerates HIV's 'Patient 0'
For years, many have pinned HIV's US outbreak on one man: a flight attendant, nicknamed Patient 0, whose travels and sexual activity allegedly helped spread the virus quickly. However, there...
10:11 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Nintendo teases more Switch details for a January livestream
Nintendo has gone on record saying that last week's tease of the Switch was the last we'd hear of the new console this year. Well, the gaming juggernaut isn't holding additional details...
09:56 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget 'Hearthstone' shakes up how tournaments will work
Blizzard's Hearthstone has been a darling on the pro gaming circuit for awhile, and the card game's next season should cement its eSports focus even further. A big part of that is how its de...
09:51 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Samsung profits dip 30 percent due to exploding Note 7s
The world's largest smartphone maker's profits plunged 30 percent due an exploding flagship model. Samsung's operating profit for the third quarter was $4.6 billion, down from $6.4 mill...
08:33 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget 'Night in the Woods' brings cynical cats to PS4, PC in January
Adorable independent adventure game Night in the Woods has been in development for just shy of three years, following a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign in October 2013 that asked for $50,000 an...
07:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Surface event in 10 minutes
Microsoft had no shortage of announcements at its big Surface event. The Surface Studio all-in-one was undoubtedly the centerpiece, but the tech pioneer also unveiled a supercharged Surface Book, low-...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Apple TV's 'TV guide' app expected to appear tomorrow
Add one more thing to our list of anticipated announcements during Apple's launch event tomorrow: a new "guide" for Apple TV. First reported by Recode in August, now sources tell it and...
06:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget What happened at Microsoft's Surface event
Microsoft spent more than two hours on stage today introducing new products and software updates, but it all really comes down to one thing: the Surface Studio. It's one of the most impressive pi...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft is making a play for Apple's base of creatives
During today's Surface event Microsoft executives used the word "creative" tens of thousands of times. Sure, they talked about using Word, Excel and Powerpoint as a way to achieve these...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Tesla posts first profit in two years
Tesla's having a good month. Last week it announced that all the cars it's now producing will have the hardware needed for fully autonomous driving, on Friday it's holding an event in L...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Google Pixel cameras are experiencing excessive lens flare
The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL have plenty of features that can stand up to the competition, but there's one that Google apparently didn't intend on including: excessive lens flare on tha...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Comcast sues Nashville over law that helps Google Fiber
The Google Fiber team isn't having a good week. Comcast has filed a lawsuit against Nashville in a bid to overturn a city law, One Touch Make Ready, that was primarily designed to help speed Goo...
04:17 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Native Union made a USB hub that blends into your home
If you're reading this, chances are you're a gadget freak and may need to recharge multiple devices on a daily basis. That's when you're greeted by a pile of messy cables plugged i...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Apple delays AirPod launch beyond October
We hope you weren't dead set on getting a pair of AirPods in the immediate future. Apple tells our TechCrunch colleagues that it's delaying the launch of its self-branded Bluetooth earbuds p...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget 23andMe stops work on advanced gene sequencing
The team at 23andMe is dialing back some of its grander plans for DNA analysis. Co-founder Anne Wojcicki has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that her company has stopped working on next-generation sequenc...
03:26 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Video games are more important than ever
When Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, it shocked the humanitarian world. What's more, Dylan himself hasn't behaved like a traditional Nobel winner: he hasn't commented ...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Watchmakers think smart features will beat smartwatches
Fossil is the fourth-biggest watchmaker in the world, responsible for about 5 percent of global timepiece sales. The company produces watches for a variety of brands, including Armani, Kate Spade, Mic...
02:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Nintendo expects to sell 2 million Switches in the first month
While Nintendo's earnings didn't look so good this quarter, President and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima apparently has a rosy outlook for the launch of his company's next-gen Switch portable co...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Nissan's latest EV conceals the hottest of hot desks
To prove the versatility of electric vehicles -- and probably just for the heck of it -- Nissan has transformed its workhorse e-NV200 electric van into a mobile office with a 106-mile range. UK-based ...
01:57 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft unveils an ergonomic keyboard for Surface fans
New Surface computers (plus the Surface Dial) aren't all that's new at Microsoft's fall event. The crew in Redmond has quietly unveiled Surface-minded accessories, headlined by a Surfa...
01:35 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget GM will use Watson AI to recommend services on the road
Artificial intelligence isn't just being used to automate cars... it's finding a home in conventional cars, too. GM has unveiled a partnership with IBM that will see the Watson cognitive co...
01:13 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's 2016 Surface event by the numbers
Microsoft held its Surface 2016 event in New York on Wednesday and spent just over two hours showing off its newest laptop, the Surface Book i7, a slew of forthcoming VR headsets (not to mention a bun...
12:51 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's big-screen Surface Studio is an engineering marvel
Microsoft's event unveiling the new Surface Studio just wrapped up, and we had a few minutes to stare straight into the gorgeous display of the company's first "all-in-one" compute...
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft passes on updating the Surface Pro
Microsoft announced a flurry of hardware at its Surface event, but there was one very conspicuous omission: a new Surface Pro tablet. For the first time in a long while, a year will come and go withou...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Surface Studio vs. the competition: Beauty isn't skin deep
Over the past few years we've seen Microsoft take on the world of tablets with the Surface and, for those who prefer something more on the laptop side, the Surface Pro and Surface Book. But it ha...
12:17 pm -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Surface Dial is a physical scroll wheel for your digital art
During its big event today, Microsoft introduced a new Surface-centric peripheral alongside the new all-in-one Studio desktop. The Surface Dial is a wireless, brushed aluminum puck that adds new gestu...
11:25 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Book i7 offers twice the graphics power
Were you worried that Microsoft would leave the Surface Book untouched during its Windows 10 event? You can set your mind at ease. Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Book i7, a refresh that focuses on...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile leaks new Windows 10 phone ahead of announcement
T-Mobile accidentally leaked the newest Windows 10 phone, the Alcatel Idol 4S, ahead of the handset's official announcement during Microsoft's Surface event in New York City today. The hands...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Surface Studio is Microsoft's first all-in-one desktop
As rumors suggested, Microsoft has unveiled a new all-in-one PC at its "Imagine What You'll Do" event in New York City. The Surface Studio, as the device is called, is a gorgeous deskto...
11:20 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Insult-em-up 'Oh...Sir!' arrives on PC, Mac and mobile
Few games are as difficult to categorise as Oh...Sir! Part beat-em-up, part smack talk generator, this weird indie title has you insulting your opponents into submission. Each match offers a central c...
11:14 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's answer to Twitch is baked into Windows 10
Broadcasting live gameplay to Twitch or Facebook isn't easy. It means setting up special capture software and navigating a mire of complicated bandwidth settings. Microsoft is trying to fix that:...
11:14 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Microsoft built Twitch-like livestreaming into Windows 10
Broadcasting live gameplay to Twitch or Facebook isn't easy. It means setting up special capture software and navigating a mire of complicated bandwidth settings. Microsoft is trying to fix that:...
11:07 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Dolby Atmos audio is coming to Xbox One S
One of the gripes audiophiles have had with the Xbox One S is that despite the console's Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, is its lack of support for next-gen audio standards. That changes sometime in the ...
11:07 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Dolby Atmos audio is coming to the Xbox One S
One of the gripes audiophiles have had with the Xbox One S is that despite the console's Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, it doesn't support next-gen audio standards. That changes sometime in the fut...
10:55 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Lenovo, HP and Dell are all working on $300 Windows VR headsets
Microsoft's holographic computing platform will crossover to the world of virtual reality. It was first announced at Computex earlier this year and today at the company's event in New York C...
10:37 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget The new Microsoft Paint lets you share terrible 3D doodles
As rumored, part of the new WIndows 10 Creators update is a brand new version of Paint. In 3D. Microsoft general manager Megan Saunders showed it off onstage using a 3D scan of a sandcastle from the s...
10:37 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget The new Microsoft Paint lets you share terrible 3D doodles.
As rumored, part of the new WIndows 10 Creators update is a brand new version of Paint. In 3D. Microsoft general manager Megan Saunders showed it off onstage today at Microsoft's big Surface even...
10:17 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 'Creator's Update' coming for free next spring
The star of today's Microsoft event may be the new Surface Studio hybrid PC, but its world still revolves around Windows 10. At today's event, the company revealed a lot of details about the...
10:17 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 'Creator's Update' arrives free of charge next spring
The star of today's Microsoft keynote may be the new Surface Studio all-in-one, but its world still revolves around Windows 10. At today's event, the company revealed a lot of details about ...
09:55 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Audi drops Le Mans in favor of Formula E
Here's an unusual turn of events: Audi is dropping its best-known presence in motorsports. The car maker is terminating its FIA World Endurance Championship commitment, which includes 24-hour Le...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Channel your inner magician with IoT controllers
Today on In Case You Missed It: If you've gotten chicken juice on your smartphone one too many times while trying to whip up a masterpiece in the kitchen, you may be interested in a motion sensor...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Live from Microsoft's Surface 2016 event!
After surprising us with the Surface Book last year, what could Microsoft have in store next for its flagship PC lineup? We'll find out today during its Surface media event in NYC. As we explaine...
09:05 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Watch Microsoft's big PC event right here
Microsoft's "Imagine What You'll Do" event is just under an hour away. The company is expected to show off new hardware and software at the New York City show -- you can read all a...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Alexa makes Amazon's new Fire HD 8 tablet even more useful
With the Echo and Echo Dot, Amazon proved that its Alexa assistant -- and voice commands in general -- could actually be pretty helpful. But how will it fair on a device that isn't listening to y...
08:51 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget MPs want Sky and Virgin Media to make public channels more visible
Pay-TV providers in the UK may be forced to do more to promote the on-demand content of public service broadcasters (PSBs) on their platforms in the future, under new rules being discussed by MPs. The...
08:03 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget AT&T reportedly spies on its customers for government cash
AT&amp;T controls a big chunk of America's cellular infrastructure, and it turns out that it's been using that power for super-creepy purposes. The Daily Beast is reporting that the telc...
07:52 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget EE follows rivals by bundling broadband line rental prices
When the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) introduced new legislation requiring UK ISPs and providers to be clearer with their broadband pricing earlier this year, some heeded the advice faster th...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget 'Evolve' is dying after its free-to-play transition failed
Evolve managed to bump its online player count from 300 to a million by going free-to-play, but developer Turtle Rock says it can no longer support the shooter. "We were hungry for more but unfor...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday October 26th 2016
While you weren't checking email, or sleeping and all that, Apple said its services are making bank despite decreased hardware sales this quarter. Then, the company's new Macbook leaked ahea...
04:55 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pay adds new online payment options
Samsung Pay already works in a lot of places because of its canny MST magnetic tech, and the company is taking steps to make the service even more ubiquitous. Starting next year, it will work with Mas...
04:07 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Vodafone fined 4.6m after PAYG top-up fails
Vodafone has been slapped with a hefty &pound;4.6 million fine after failing to process customer top-ups. UK regulator Ofcom found that 10,452 pay-as-you-go (PAYG) customers weren't given a c...
03:35 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget Nintendo loses less money, but Switch can't come fast enough
Nintendo's latest financial report is more dour reading for console gaming. While the company saw sales of 74.8 billion yen ($718.86 million), up since last quarter, it has to contend with an ope...
01:57 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget 'Strangers Things' director will helm the 'Uncharted' movie
Sony Pictures has announced that Shawn Levy will be directing the live-action movie version of Uncharted. If the name sounds familiar, Levy was the executive producer and director of Netflix hit Stra...
01:57 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget 'Stranger Things' director will helm the 'Uncharted' movie
Sony Pictures has announced that Shawn Levy will be directing the live-action movie version of Uncharted. If the name sounds familiar, Levy was the executive producer and director of Netflix hit Stran...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Engadget IBM's Watson is lending its smarts to Slack and its chat bot
Slack is going to tap into IBM pet Watson and its cognitive computing skills, covering both bots and other conversation inferences. Slack's own Slackbot will be the first to get the intelligence ...
11:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Intel's new chips are for smart cars and the Internet of Things
Intel has been investing in IoT for years, playing catch up to compete with companies like Qualcomm that got to the market early and saturated it with their chipsets. But a declining PC market pushed ...
11:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Trump squashes rumor of Trump TV
Since the launch of his campaign there has been speculation that presidential candidate Donald Trump was using the 2016 race to expand his brand. That's culminated recently in speculation that he...
10:29 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Dish helps you follow out-of-town NBA teams
It's tough being a San Antonio Spurs fan living in New York City, since I can only watch games shown on national TV. With NBA Team Pass, though, that's not a problem. And starting today, Dis...
09:54 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Lyft's monthly passes lower the cost of your carpooling
Carpooling services such as Lyft Line and UberPool already make ridesharing more affordable, but it's about to get cheaper -- if you're willing to pay in advance. Lyft is testing monthly Li...
09:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft makes its deep learning tools available to all
The same internal, deep learning tools that Microsoft engineers used to build its human-like speech recognition engine, as well as consumer products like Skype Translator and Cortana, are now availabl...
08:35 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Disney makes facial capture tech more practical for movies
If you don't see facial motion capture everywhere in movies and video games, there's probably a good reason for it. In order to train a capture system to match expressions, you frequently h...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Rockstar liquidates cheaters' 'GTA Online' bank accounts
Not long after it launched in October 2013, Grand Theft Auto Online cheaters began artificially creating gobs of in-game money. The plague of illicitly-gained cash proliferated while Rockstar continue...
07:25 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Facebook teases an app that makes live video look like fine art
In an interview at WSJD Live, Facebook's Chief Product Officer Chris Cox showed off an interesting AI-powered app that makes live video look like the work of famous artists like Monet or Van Gogh...
07:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Google to 'pause' its Fiber rollout
Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to "pause" the planned expansion of its Fiber high-speed internet service in the 10 cities it had been looking into and will eliminate a number of p...
07:08 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Delta's RFID luggage tracking system now includes a map view
Delta's new RFID luggage tags rolled out earlier this year, making it harder for at least one airline to lose your bags. Now, just in time for the holiday travel rush, Delta has already upgraded ...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Twitch picks up 'ChefShock,' a daily live cooking show
Twitch, the Amazon-owned game streaming network, is branching out to appeal to the foodies of the world with a new daily show. Variety is reporting that the service has signed a deal with Justin Warne...
06:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Google's home delivery service now covers most of the US
Google's same-day delivery service, Express has been growing quickly (it just spread throughout New England), but it's now poised to be almost ubiquitous in the US. The internet giant has ex...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget VW will begin buying back diesel vehicles in mid-November
Volkswagen's ongoing diesel emissions scandal puttered forward again today as a US federal judge finally approved the $14.7 billion settlement between the automaker and owners of some 475,000 die...
05:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Apple Pay transactions surge by 500 percent
Mobile payments are all the rage among tech companies, but how successful have they been, really? Quite successful, if you ask Apple. While discussing its latest earnings, the Cupertino firm revealed ...
05:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Why the fashion world won't let Amazon in
There's no doubt Amazon has already mastered the art of selling groceries and other essential goods online. But the company aims to be more than that. It's also focusing on streaming technol...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Apple's iPhone sales keep falling
Apple just announced financial results for its Q4 2016, and it marks the third straight quarter of declining revenues. The company pulled in revenues of $46.9 billion, down about 9 percent from one ye...
04:49 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel settle with New York for $12 million
Just because New York state has legalized daily fantasy sports doesn't mean that DraftKings and FanDuel are off the hook just yet. The two sites have settled with New York's Attorney Genera...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' finds a new frontier in VR co-op gaming
While you spent your childhood climbing trees, learning to love Mario and making furtive glances at your first crush, I was playing Star Trek games. That doesn't make me a gamer, but I'm wel...
04:13 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Apple chose BlackBerry's 'hood for its car OS project
Apple may have put the brakes on plans to build its own self-driving car, but the company's plug-and-play, self-driving operating system is still moving forward, even if the team has been scaled ...
03:49 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget MacBook Pro leak reveals an OLED touch strip and Touch ID
Cat's out of the bag, it seems. Remember that macOS Sierra update that arrived on October 24th? It turns out that the code contains hidden images of the widely rumored next-generation MacBook Pro...
03:27 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget The first official Netflix 'Gilmore Girls' trailer is here
After nearly a decade off the air, Gilmore Girls is coming back thanks to Netflix and hordes of long-time fans hungry to know where Lorelai and Rory really ended up. As the reboot's first officia...
03:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's Mi MIX is all about its gorgeous edge-to-edge display
We're used to surprise announcements at Xiaomi events, but this time, it's a rather special one. After showing off the Mi Note 2, the company unveiled the Mi MIX "concept phone" --...
02:38 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget The NBA's live Twitter shows debut this week
As promised, the NBA and Turner have launched their two original shows on Twitter... and they might scratch your itch if you can't get enough basketball in your life. The first, The Starters, st...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget AT&T's streaming DirecTV service will cost $35 a month
It's been just a few days since AT&amp;T announced that it would be buying Time Warner for $85.4 billion. Now Time Warner CEO Jeffrey L. Bewkes and AT&amp;T CEO Randall Stephenson are on ...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget AT&T's online-only DirecTV service will cost $35 a month
It's been just a few days since AT&amp;T announced that it would be buying Time Warner for $85.4 billion. Now Time Warner CEO Jeffrey L. Bewkes and AT&amp;T CEO Randall Stephenson are on ...
01:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Research helped 'Gears of War 4' sound so good
Popping in and out of cover has been a hallmark of the Gears of War franchise since the first game came out in 2006. It hasn't changed much because it didn't need to. What's always been...
01:25 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget High tech meets haute couture at Silicon Valley Fashion Week
Pop culture loves to pit fashion and technology against one another. While fashionistas are often portrayed as really really good looking buffoons (looking at you, Derek), techies are rarely seen with...
12:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Lyft could be getting rid of its pink mustache
Lyft's pink mustache could be going away. In an interview at WSJD Live, co-founder and CEO John Zimmer teased that the company's iconic colorful facial hair could be replaced in favor of a n...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Bixi adds gesture controls to iOS and Android devices
We can think of more than one situation when you wouldn't want to touch your phone because of what's on your hands. Imagine needing to quickly consult a recipe on your tablet when your finge...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget What to expect from Apple's 'Hello Again' event
Apple is sneaking in one more big product unveiling before 2016 comes to a close, and expectations for new Macs are running high. And how couldn't they be? Aside from last year's iMacs and t...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Google's Jamboard is a 4K digital whiteboard for collaboration
It's hard to recall today, but being able to edit a document at the same time as others was a transformative feature for Google's suite of online office apps. That feature debuted a decade a...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Dropbox pushes further into education by partnering with Blackboard
Dropbox is continuing to make the education market a priority as it looks for new customers. About six months after introducing its first product aimed specifically at schools, the company is announci...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget 'The Division' update keeps you playing past the endgame
Ubisoft is facing the same problem with The Division that Bungie encountered with Destiny: how do you keep people playing after they've hit the level cap, especially when extra content only goes ...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget New York's free gigabit WiFi kiosks are coming to the UK
BT celebrated the 80th birthday of London's iconic red phone boxes earlier this month, and while some of these are being updated for the digital age, there are still countless antiquated payphone...
11:01 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Bank of America is building an AI helper for its mobile apps
If you've ever wanted to get financial advice from a computer, then you're going to love what Bank of America is working on. The company has announced that it's developing Erica, a &quo...
10:39 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Google adds a food delivery shortcut to Maps for iOS
Not content with a simple navigation app, Google has updated Maps for iOS with a handy food delivery shortcut. So when you tap on a nearby restaurant, perhaps to see its opening times, you'll soo...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Tesco trials receipts sent directly to your smartphone
Some receipts are just about worth keeping -- you may have second thoughts on the fit of those new jeans, after all -- but the scrolls you receive at supermarket checkouts are basically just paper was...
10:15 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget WiGig will bring superfast WiFi to devices next year
The WiFi Alliance has finally certified "WiGig," a high-speed, 60 GHz standard otherwise known as 802.11ad. Using beamforming, it can yield speeds of up to 8 Gbps, or nearly 1GB per second f...
09:50 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp is rolling out video calls on Android
Whatsapp, the $19 billion app used by over a billion folks, may finally be ready to support video calls. As Android Police noticed, the feature now works for some Android users, even without an update...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Treat all your wine right with a $1,500 fridge
Today on In Case You Missed It: A wine fridge called Plum can scan your wine bottles, seals so they stay fresh and then calibrates the temperature inside for maximum deliciousness of pour for every gl...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Mophie co-founder launches an electric scooter
Daniel Huang, co-founder of Mophie*, wants to change the way that we think about transport. That's why he quit the company that made him famous to start Immotor in April of 2016. Now, Huang is on...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Uber's self-driving truck company completes a 120-mile beer run
If you're in Colorado and grab a can of Budweiser, it's possible that you might be sipping beer delivered by Uber's autonomous truck company. Today, Otto confirmed that on October 20th,...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Driving while connected with the Navdy heads up display
Not everyone can afford to replace their current whip just to get the latest automotive smart features. The aftermarket world has got your back if you want to upgrade your stereo, but if you're l...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry's third Android phone packs a fingerprint sensor
BlackBerry has announced the DTEK60, the second in its range of Android smartphones manufactured by a third party. Like the DTEK50, the actual device has been put together by TCL, leaving BlackBerry w...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget The Navdy is an $800 accessory that makes almost any car smart
Not everyone can afford to replace their current whip just to get the latest automotive smart features. The aftermarket world has your back if you want to upgrade your stereo, but if you're looki...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's curved Note 2 has a striking yet familiar look
It was only last month when Xiaomi launched the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, but the Chinese company is already back with yet another flagship model. What we have here is the Mi Note 2 which, as you can tell...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Google buys eye-tracking startup to boost its VR hardware
Google's mission to bring VR to the masses has resulted in the development of the Daydream View and Cardboard, but the company isn't stopping there. In July, we brought you news that the sea...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday October 25th 2016
While you were sleeping, we found out where you can still buy a Galaxy Note 7 (don't), Apple added Portrait mode to its flagship iPhone 7 Plus, and we're thinking about what Microsoft has pl...
05:06 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget MTV to add fan livestreams to music programming in 2017
To entice millennial viewers, MTV is experimenting with a hybrid TV format that combines traditional programming and user-created livestreams. Back in June, MTV Music tested a slot that allowed fans t...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Opera's latest browser can cope with your mountain of open tabs
Many web browser creators like to boast about performance in ideal conditions, where there's only one tab and the app is already open. But that's not how it works in real life -- many people...
03:01 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Alexa gives voice control to Logitech's Harmony Hub remote
Alexa now (officially) works with Logitech's Harmony Hub, meaning it's a lot easier to get voice control over your home entertainment and automation devices. After you enable the Alexa skill...
02:30 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Netflix CEO jokes that the future of entertainment could be drugs
Netflix is one of the most successful entertainment companies in the world, and it did so by constantly looking for ways to reach people. CEO Reed Hastings said in an WSJD Live interview that in the e...
01:45 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Microsoft CEO says mixed reality is the 'ultimate computer'
Microsoft is set to unveil several new products at its fall event on Wednesday, but that hasn't stopped CEO Satya Nadella from dropping by Laguna Beach, California this Monday. At a WSJD Live int...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, October 25, 2016
Engadget Global smartphone sales up by 6.6 percent in 2016
While smartphone sales have slowed in recent years as most markets become saturated, the industry is still managing to post positive figures. Market research firm GfK has released a report today showi...
11:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Henrik Fisker reveals the face of his upcoming electric vehicle
Henrik Fisker, once again, took to Twitter to release another image of his new company's, Fisker Inc., 400-mile electric vehicle. This time, the Tweet revealed the front end of the upcoming car.T...
11:01 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget 3D printed 'heart on a chip' is an alternative to animal testing
3D printing's potential to create custom objects, parts and tools has enormous potential for the medical field, where bespoke organs could be created on demand, saving lives that wouldn't su...
10:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget NHTSA advice aims to keep connected cars safe from hackers
Following a smattering of recent high-profile attacks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking a hard look at vehicular cybersecurity. In a 22-page document (PDF), the NHTSA outli...
09:43 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Twitter plans to lay off several hundred employees
Last year when Jack Dorsey returned as CEO of Twitter, the company let go of more than 300 people, and a Bloomberg report indicates history will repeat itself this year. Citing anonymous sources, the ...
09:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget DARPA tests parasailing radar with its robotic boat
If you want a vision of what naval battles could look like in the near future, you just got it. DARPA has tested a parasailing radar array (part of its Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems project, o...
07:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Get a look at the lost Super NES 'Rayman' game
When he isn't busy cryptically teasing Beyond Good &amp; Evil 2, game developer Michel Ancel laments (above) past projects lost to the sands of time. Like the Super NES version of Rayman that...
07:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Trump campaign launches streaming Facebook show
We've seen Donald Trump alternatively use social media to issue everything from an "apology" to an almost unfathomable number of insults, and now it's an avenue for video broadcast...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget FTC complaint blasts Disney, Google over child influencer videos
It's sketchy enough when companies send free products to YouTube stars in return for positive coverage, but it's worse when those videos are explicitly aimed at kids. How is a young child s...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: World Series, 'Titanfall 2,' 'Skyrim: Special Edition'
Assuming the new season of Black Mirror hasn't scared you into unplugging everything, there's plenty to watch this week. While Westworld has finally started to show a few hints of where we&#...
04:58 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget AI-powered security cameras recognize small details faster
San Mateo-based Movidius may still be in the process of getting bought up by Intel, but the company's latest deal will put its low-power AI and computer vision platform into more than just DJI dr...
04:36 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Smartwatch shipments dropped ahead of new models
The smartwatch market isn't quite as red-hot as it looked in recent months. IDC estimates that smartwatch shipments fell by just shy of 52 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2016, wi...
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Uranus might have two more moons
NASA launched its two Voyager probes almost 40 years ago, sending the first on a more direct route out of the solar system. Voyager 2 took a longer route to survey Neptune and Uranus in 1986, becoming...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab A grows a bit, gains a pen
With the Galaxy Note 7 still making headlines, Samsung is ready to divert some of America's attention to another big screen with a pen: the 10.1" Galaxy Tab A will be available stateside sta...
03:08 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Scientists map the Milky Way Galaxy in exceptional detail
There have been detailed maps of the Milky Way before, but none quite so ornate as this. Researchers in the HI4PI sky survey have created a fine-grained map of our home galaxy using its most common m...
02:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget 'Dishonored 2's' live-action trailer is all about glorious revenge
Just as we saw with Fallout 4 last year, Bethesda is hoping to amp you up for Dishonored 2 by making it seem more real with a live-action trailer. The two-minute piece is narrated by Emily, the kidnap...
02:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Android Pay is coming to hundreds of thousands more websites
Android Pay will already let you know where it works in the real world, but soon it will be available at hundreds of thousands more places online. Thanks to new partnerships with Visa and Mastercard, ...
02:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget AT&T's internet-only DirecTV service launches in November
You don't have to sit on pins and needles wondering when AT&amp;T will launch DirecTV Now, its flagship internet-only streaming service. As part of a discussion of the Time Warner acquisitio...
01:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Apple rolls out updates for the Watch and Mac
Apple launched updates on Monday for the Watch and Mac, mostly focused on squashing some bugs in each of the systems. The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update adds an automatic smart album just for iPhone 7 Pl...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' offering spooky bonuses for Halloween
If there's one thing our (fictional) mom always told us, it's that we shouldn't go out walking at night with our smartphone on show. The folks at Niantic Labs feel differently, and thin...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Google's VR future includes a headset that tracks your eyes
Google's plans for a new headset are advancing. In July, we wrote that Google had been actively assigning individuals to work on a high-end standalone headset that doesn't require a computer...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Apple releases iOS 10.1, adds Portrait mode to the iPhone 7 Plus
The Portrait mode for Apple's iPhone 7 Plus has been in the works for months, and now it's ready for the masses... sort of. 7 Plus users running beta software have been able to shoot photos ...
12:41 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget You can still buy the Note 7 in Hong Kong, but you shouldn't
Hong Kong's Sincere Podium is home to all manner of mobile devices -- be it second-hand phones, imported handsets (mainly from Japan and Korea), spare parts and even prototypes once in a while. T...
12:20 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget What to expect from Microsoft's 'Imagine What You'll Do' event
The holiday shopping season is a mere four weeks away, which means that tech companies need to get their products out, stat. We've already seen launches from Google and Apple, but now it's t...
12:10 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Vulnerable webcams used in major internet attack recalled
This past Friday, some of the biggest sites and services on the internet were effectively shut down by a major distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). As the day wore on, it was revealed that hac...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget The best mini fridge
By Tyler Wells LynchThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial pic...
11:44 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget NBA gives you a better view of games on your phone
Just because you can watch live sports on your phone doesn't mean you'll enjoy it -- the footage is usually optimized for TV, which sometimes means staring at players the size of ants. You w...
11:13 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Latest XPRIZE contents focus on water production and women's safety
The XPRIZE nonprofit just announced its latest set of competitions aimed at "sparking breakthrough solutions to two urgent grand challenges." The first is the "water abundance XPRIZE,&q...
11:13 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Latest XPRIZE contests focus on water production and women's safety
The XPRIZE nonprofit just announced its latest set of competitions aimed at "sparking breakthrough solutions to two urgent grand challenges." The first is the "water abundance XPRIZE,&q...
10:51 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Vixole's Matrix shoe puts an active LED display on your feet
Now that Nike's Back to the Future-inspired high tops exist, and the famous self-lacing tech has arrived on a consumer product, even footwear is beginning to get smarter. With a little crowdfundi...
10:04 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Blockchain gets its first test with international trade
Some financial gurus are convinced that blockchain (the underlying tech behind bitcoin) is the future of business, and they might already have some proof. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Wells ...
09:23 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Note 7 debacle forces Samsung to offer next-gen discounts in Korea
In an effort to retain Galaxy Note 7 customers in South Korea, Samsung is offering a big discount on the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 models. The company will effectively offer 50 percent off ...
08:30 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget IBM Watson collaborates on EP with Grammy-winning producer
IBM's Watson has upended any romantic notions of songwriting by making it a precise formula of inspiration, emotion, musical theory and trends. The AI system's new music algorithm, called &q...
07:21 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Singapore will trial a full-size autonomous bus
Singapore will trial a pair of driverless buses. No, not micro buses, nor "Ollis" -- full-sized buses, measuring 12 meters (40 feet) long. The vehicles will operate in the Jurong West region...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Monday October 24th 2016
Happy Monday. Over the weekend, we sampled smart-refrigerated wine, looked back on 15 years of iPod, and asked Amazon's AI to fact-check politicians for us. Coming up this week: Apple's MacB...
05:15 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Linux exploit gives any user full access in five seconds
If you need another reason to be paranoid about network security, a serious exploit that attacks a nine-year-old Linux kernel flaw is now in the wild. The researcher who found it, Phil Oester, told V3...
04:31 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Microsoft to raise some UK prices by up to 22 percent over Brexit
Like it or not, the outcome of the Brexit vote has caused a lot of financial uncertainty in the UK. The government has yet to decide which course to take when it invokes Article 50, effectively trigge...
02:31 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget UK games retailer charges for its PSVR demos
Still not sold on VR? Got a PS4? But still not sure? Then you should probably test it out before laying down the hundreds of dollars (or pounds) the peripheral costs. But you probably shouldn't h...
12:42 am -04 - Mon, October 24, 2016
Engadget Adult Swim's latest game embraces cassette glitches
Does something look slightly off with picture you see above? Don't worry, that's on purpose. Adult Swim Games and Fire Face are launching the surreal puzzler Small Radios Big Televisions o...
11:09 pm -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget UK spies paid a New Zealand firm to help tap key internet lines
It's no longer a secret that the UK's GCHQ was expanding its mass surveillance in the years before Edward Snowden's leaks. However, it hasn't really been clear as to who was helpi...
09:34 pm -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk's Mars colony would have a horde of mining robots
If it wasn't already clear that Elon Musk has considered virtually every aspect of what it would take to colonize Mars, it is now. As part of his Reddit AMA session, the SpaceX founder has reveal...
08:01 pm -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget Samsung's hurried Galaxy Note 7 recall doomed the phone
You knew it was just a matter of time before some of the drama behind the death of the Galaxy Note 7 came to light, and what we're seeing isn't all that pretty. Wall Street Journal sources ...
06:32 pm -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget iPod marks its 15th birthday in a changed world
If you're a gadget fan of a certain age (cough), you're about to feel ancient: Apple's iPod just turned 15 years old. Steve Jobs unveiled the first version of the media player at an eve...
04:56 pm -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo now fact-checks politicians
You've probably heard politicians make more than a few outlandish claims, and not just in the run-up to the US presidential election. Do you really want to swing by a fact-checking website every...
03:25 pm -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget Sweden effectively bans camera drone flights
Don't bring a drone with you to document your trip to Sweden -- you could find yourself in legal trouble. The country's Supreme Administrative Court has effectively banned camera drone flig...
01:57 pm -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk answers your SpaceX questions on Reddit at 6PM Eastern
SpaceX has raised more questions than it has answered as of late. Just how will it finance its plan to colonize Mars? Can it improve the reliability of its rockets? And exactly when will it reuse a ro...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck'sPlayStation 4 Slim teardown
Voiding warranties is what we do best here on The Ben Heck Show, and a new game console gives us the perfect opportunity. Join Ben as he tears down the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim to find out what makes i...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget After Math: Let's get nasty
It's been quite the week for everything going to hell in a handbasket. This viscous election cycle is seriously stressing out half of Americans. Videogame voice actors are on strike, the cops are...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget Tesla's self-driving future, and more in the week that was
Tesla is making several big announcements this month, and Elon Musk just delivered the first: From now on, all new Tesla cars will be self-driving. The electric automaker also teamed up with Panasonic...
07:03 am -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget Cisco says it can cut live pirate video streams
It's relatively easy for content providers to take down pirated videos when they're uploaded to the web, but stopping live streams is another matter. Just ask anyone who has watched a bootl...
01:40 am -04 - Sun, October 23, 2016
Engadget Doctors relax rules on letting babies watch screens
Ever since 1999, many pediatricians have clung to one main recommendation about kids and gadgets: you shouldn't show screens to any child under 2 years old. However, they've just loosened th...
10:55 pm -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites
Miniature satellites are increasingly a big deal, and for good reasons: they're not only less expensive and easier to deploy than the giant satellites of old, but can cover wider areas. And the ...
09:23 pm -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook censored a cartoon breast cancer awareness campaign
Facebook still has a thing or two to learn about what's considered acceptable in your timeline. The social network is catching flak after it briefly took down an ad for Cancerfonden's breas...
07:49 pm -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
After no small amount of anticipation, it's official: AT&amp;T has announced that it's acquiring Time Warner for the equivalent of $85.4 billion in cash and stock. The move gives one of...
06:27 pm -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls
Facebook has quietly upgraded its Messenger app for Windows 10 with the ability to make voice and video calls, VentureBeat has discovered. No more leaving the app to ring up a friend through a browser...
04:58 pm -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops
We hope you weren't expecting a new iMac or Mac Pro at Apple's "Hello Again" event... you might be disappointed. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a mostly good track re...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation
By Cat DiStasioAs the world's urban centers grow, getting around them becomes increasingly difficult. In some cities, traffic is congested all day long and rush hour can last for several hours. F...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Lenovo Yoga Book
There's nothing quite like the Lenovo Yoga Book. It's a small, lightweight clamshell device running your choice of Android or Windows 10 as an OS. Take a tour of the hardware and you'll...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget Plum is a smart but expensive gadget for the wine-obsessed
Wine has a culture all of its own, steeped in tradition and practices passed down over the years. But wine experts will tell you it's also a science, with precise measurements and conditions requ...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget Razer's Blade Stealth and 'Core' add up to the gaming laptop I always wanted
For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed of a computer that didn't exist: something that could get me through the work day but also transform into a gaming powerhouse at home. It's t...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Wearable robots will walk all over you
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT and Stanford researchers created tiny robots that can grab onto clothes and walk on your shirt, with the goal of them one day, forming a swarm to create a temporary...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorWelcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the g...
06:45 am -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget Google Pixel XL's modular components can be easily replaced
iFixit gave Google's Pixel XL a middling repairability score of 6 out of 10 partly because its display was poorly assembled. Still, the team found a lot of modular components that can be easily r...
06:00 am -04 - Sat, October 22, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorWelcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the g...
11:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Nintendo Switch won't play Wii U discs and 3DS cartridges
Nintendo might have crushed some fans' dreams with its Famitsu interview. The company told the popular Japanese gaming magazine that its upcoming hybrid console won't be able to play Wii U d...
11:10 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget 'The Last Guardian' is finally ready
Hold tight Fumito Ueda fans, your wait is almost over. Despite that long quiet period and even a recent six-week delay, tonight Sony Interactive exec Shuhei Yoshida tweeted that The Last Guardian has ...
10:37 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Google's redefined privacy policy lets ads follow you everywhere
In 2007, Google bought online advertising network Doubleclick with the assurance that they would prioritize user privacy as they developed new ad products. They've kept that promise, dividing the...
09:54 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Instagram is testing Live videos
A Russian publication has spotted an experimental Instagram feature it obviously got its from parent corporation's repertoire: live videos. One of T Journal's readers sent in screenshots and...
08:31 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Reebok Liquid Speed shoes use 3D drawing for a better fit
We've seen a number of limited release shoes built using 3D printing, but now Reebok is coming in with its own attempt to rethink the traditional molding process. Reebok's Liquid Factory dra...
07:16 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook employees argued to ban Trump's posts over hate speech
Some Facebook employees fought to remove posts from Donald Trump in which the Republican presidential candidate called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, arguing that the comments violat...
05:56 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Why the Internet fell apart today
If you were on the internet on Friday morning, congrats! You were one of a lucky few who maintained their connectivity in the face of a massive, nationwide DDoS attack against part of the Domain Name ...
05:31 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Watch Samsung VR's first scripted series this weekend
Assuming you still have a phone to slot into your Gear VR, you'll have something new to watch this weekend. Invisible is the first scripted series on the Samsung VR platform, and is helmed by Edg...
05:07 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget The looming spectre of cyberwar with Russia
In the world of cyber (as in security), the question of the week seems to be, "are we going to cyberwar with Russia?"White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest thinks so. A week after Presiden...
05:07 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget The looming specter of cyberwar with Russia
In the world of cyber (as in security), the question of the week seems to be, "Are we going to cyberwar with Russia?"White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest thinks so. A week after Presiden...
04:38 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Blame the Internet of Things for today's web blackout
Today's nation-wide internet outage was enabled thanks to a Mirai botnet that hacked into connected home devices, according to security intelligence company Flashpoint. The distributed denial of ...
04:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Introducing 'The Morning After'
Look, we get it. Sometimes it's hard to keep up on all the latest happenings in the world of tech. That's why Engadget has a newsletter that delivers the top stories of the day directly to y...
04:06 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget New York passes law making it illegal to list short-term rentals on Airbnb (update)
New York governor Andrew Cuomo just signed a bill into law that will make it much harder for Airbnb to operate in the state. New York already prohibits rentals of less than 30 days in a multi-unit bui...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Evidence ties Russia to Podesta and Powell email hacks
Back in March, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta received a frantic-sounding email about his account security and clicked a shortened link that appeared to be from Google. Instead,...
03:10 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget NASA finds likely crash site for ESA's ExoMars probe
Just as we expected, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected the potential crash site for the European Space Agency's missing ExoMars Schiaperelli probe. The MRO located a brig...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Upgrade ya
So... since the entire Internet is apparently one big Fail meme today, let's just jump right in shall we? This week, we're rolling out some of the Public Access upgrades that we've been...
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook will allow 'newsworthy' graphic content in timelines
Facebook rightly came under fire for censoring the iconic, Pulitzer-winning "napalm girl" photo THe Terror of War not that long ago. Now, the social network is altering its course as a direc...
01:55 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Watch HP's Elite X3 Windows Phone simulate a desktop
After spending plenty of time with HP's Elite X3 Windows Phone, it's hard not to be impressed by the company's ambition. It's just too bad the execution isn't so great. The El...
12:56 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget US investigating Friday's internet blackout as 'criminal act'
This morning, several sites were shut down due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a large domain name server. Sites affected include Twitter, Spotify, the New York Times, Reddit,...
12:43 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Time Warner's latest suitor is AT&T
AT&amp;T's next step to telecom dominance? Buying Time Warner, it seems. Before the next episode of Westworld airs, theoretically, AT&amp;T could own HBO, CNN, Hulu, DC Entertainment and ...
12:43 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Time Warner's latest suitor is AT&T (update)
AT&amp;T's next step to telecom dominance? Buying Time Warner, it seems. Before the next episode of Westworld airs, theoretically, AT&amp;T could own HBO, CNN, Hulu, DC Entertainment and ...
12:43 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Time Warner's latest suitor is AT&T (update: deal is done?)
AT&amp;T's next step to telecom dominance? Buying Time Warner, it seems. Before the next episode of Westworld airs, theoretically, AT&amp;T could own HBO, CNN, Hulu, DC Entertainment and ...
12:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Toyota's hydrogen buses can work as emergency generators
Toyota will start selling fuel cell (FC) buses in 2017, with the aim of selling up to 100 in the Tokyo area ahead of the 2020 Olympic games. The company is using a beefed up version of the fuel system...
12:20 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget With the Switch, Nintendo could make controllers great again
There was no more exciting time to be a peripheral fan than 1999. For me, someone who loved the custom controls of the arcades, the Dreamcast was a fantasy. Its Visual Memory Unit (VMU) was a memory c...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget The best smart hub
By Jon ChaseThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, t...
11:43 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget City of the Shroud' is an RPG with a truly player-driven story
Adventure and role-playing games have always focused on telling stories, and that tradition has permeated into almost every other genre. Whether linear plots, or branching, adaptive tales, developers ...
11:43 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget 'City of the Shroud' is an RPG with a truly player-driven story
Adventure and role-playing games have always focused on telling stories, and that tradition has permeated into almost every other genre. Whether with linear plots or with branching, adaptive tales, de...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Google searches for 'nasty' hit all-time high after Trump's comment
At the conclusion of the third presidential debate in which Donald Trump failed to show American he has the temperament or knowledge to lead the country, the embattled Republican candidate hissed &quo...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Artificial intelligence won't save the internet from porn
"I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"], and perhaps I could never suc...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget NASA's Juno probe napped through its latest Jupiter flyby
NASA's Jupiter probe was supposed gather data when it did a close flyby of the gas giant a few days ago. Alas, it suddenly switched off all its scientific instruments as it unexpectedly entered s...
10:24 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget 'Enemy of the State' gets a timely TV series sequel
Jerry Bruckheimer has announced that he's developing a TV sequel to his 1998 hit movie Enemy of the State. The series will be filmed with a view to airing on ABC and will be set 20 years after th...
10:08 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Some of the biggest sites on the internet were shut down this morning
Happy Friday! If you've had trouble this morning accessing your favorite internet outlet, you're not alone. Dyn, one of the internet's biggest domain name servers (DNS) got hit with a d...
10:08 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Some of the biggest sites on the internet were shut down this morning (update: down again)
Happy Friday! If you've had trouble this morning accessing your favorite internet outlet, you're not alone. Dyn, one of the internet's biggest domain name servers (DNS) got hit with a d...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep. 11: Everybody Hurts
Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Mona Lalwani join host Terrence O'Brien to talk Macbook rumors, Amazon ISP ambitions and Julian Assange. Then they'll talk about all the work t...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 11: Everybody Hurts
Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Mona Lalwani join host Terrence O'Brien to talk Macbook rumors, Amazon ISP ambitions and Julian Assange. Then they'll talk about all the work t...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Orbital space junk is putting us in jeopardy
Today on In Case You Missed It: The US Air Force is moving its Space Surveillance Telescope to Australia to track space junk littering geosynchronous orbit. That's the orbit 22,000 miles away fro...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook's News Feed will adapt to your connection speed
Facebook is really trying to show News Feed stories you might want to see, even if you're on a slow internet connection. Last year, it tweaked its algorithms to serve up stories by caching them o...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget 'The Orange Box' comes to Xbox One
It's been more than nine years since Half-Life 2: Episode Two came out and, yeah, that cliffhanger still stings. Thankfully, Microsoft's Larry Hryb has announced that The Orange Box is now a...
07:20 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget 'Doom' unleashes hell with a new arcade mode
If you've shotgunned and boot-stomped your way through the new Doom campaign (and if you haven't yet, you should) fear not: Bethesda has plenty more demon hunting ready to go. The developer ...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Blizzard launches its own cross-game voice chat service
About a year ago, Blizzard revealed a chat service for all of its Battle.net multiplayer games, starting with Overwatch. Last month it killed the Battle.net name altogether, saying multiplayer support...
05:05 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget The Oatmeal's latest Kickstarter hit is a monster card game
The Oatmeal's Exploding Kittens project took Kickstarter by storm and raised an impressive $8.8 million. Now, the online sensation is back on the crowdfunding platform with another card game, and...
04:04 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget The 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' VR game is delayed to March 2017
Ubisoft's upcoming VR game Star Trek: Bridge Crew seems to instil an excitement in certain people that just can't be matched. And so it is with a heavy heart that I bring you news of the gam...
02:01 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 Insiders can use Ink to draw on photos
Microsoft is developing some cool new features for the Windows Ink Workspace, and Insiders are getting the first look. Insiders in the Fast ring who install the latest Windows 10 Preview for PC and Mo...
12:02 am -04 - Fri, October 21, 2016
Engadget There's an inactive one-handed keyboard hidden inside iOS code
In these days of big iPhones, smaller-handed individuals have trouble typing up a storm on their iOS devices. However, since iOS 8 (at least), Apple has toyed with an edge-swipe activated one-hand key...
11:10 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Fire TV software is getting a new look soon
Amazon's refreshed Fire TV stick with Alexa-enabled remote started shipping today, and along with the new hardware, we're getting a look at the new Fire TV software update. The new look is s...
10:02 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Apple lawsuit reveals most chargers sold on Amazon are fake
Apple has filed a lawsuit against Mobile Star LLC for manufacturing fake Apple chargers and cables and passing them off on Amazon as authentic goods. According to the details of the lawsuit posted by ...
08:24 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Galaxy Note 7 recall becomes a presidential punchline
Samsung is having a tough time. The fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 is one the biggest blunders ever in tech and now President Obama is using it as a punchline....
06:55 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget WikiLeaks dump reveals Obama's personal email address
Hacked files published by WikiLeaks reveal that Barack Obama's personal email address in 2008, just before he secured the US presidency, was [email protected] The information comes via emails...
06:08 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Surface business is still booming
Microsoft's Surface concept has gone from being a joke to becoming a significant part of its business. Sales of Surfaces devices jumped 38 percent during the last quarter (Q1 2017) reaching $926 ...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Welcome to Google's NYC home
Google has made minimal forays into real-world retail shops thus far. There's a good reason for that: the company has long been more focused on software than hardware. That's slowly changing...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget The Switch shows desperate Nintendo is the best Nintendo
Nintendo has something to prove. After the Wii U flamed out spectacularly, the company needed to do something truly different to stay afloat in the console world. Its answer is the Switch, a new hybri...
04:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Engadget's first thoughts on the Nintendo Switch
We now know that Nintendo's next-generation game console will be the Switch, a hybrid device offering portable and home gaming in one. But there's a lot we don't know. What games will i...
03:55 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on an iPad Air 2
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...
03:36 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Google's Daydream View VR headset is available for pre-order
Google announced via Twitter on Thursday that its forthcoming VR rig, the Pixel-powered Daydream View is now available for pre-order. The offer currently only extends to customers in the US, the Unite...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Trump made a 30-year-old Janet Jackson song a hit again
Memes and Saturday Night Live sketches have been the only bright spots coming out of this year's televised garbage fires presidential debates. Last night's final meeting between priapic Repu...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget ZTE crowns its crowd-sourced Project CSX winner
Since the start of September, phone manufacturer ZTE has been running a crowd-sourced contest slash internet brainstorming session to figure out what features its customers want most in their next pho...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget The PS4 Pro, as explained by the man who designed it
Sony really wants to clarify a few things about the PlayStation 4 Pro:First, the Pro doesn't signal the end of video game console generations, even though its specs and launch window fit a patter...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Supporting Peter Thiel isn't embracing 'diversity'
Presidential candidate Donald Trump has had a rough week. After a tape was revealed of him bragging that he could grab women "by the pussy" and get away with it, several former female acquai...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Video game voice actors will strike after rejecting pay raise
The video game industry has made an offer to the SAG-AFTRA-represented video game voice actors, but the union won't put it to a vote in front of its members. Interactive Video Game Companies (VGC...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Automakers and Google balk at California's self-driving rules
Google and a cadre of automakers are not happy about the state of California's proposed rules for autonomous vehicles, which they say would severely slow their progress towards a self-driving fut...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Tesla won't let its cars autonomously drive for Uber or Lyft
Yesterday, Tesla announced that every new car rolling off their assembly lines from now onward will come equipped with all the hardware needed for fully autonomous driving. But deep in the release not...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Sony jumps into eSports with 'PlayStation Tournaments'
How good of an NBA 2K17 player do you think you really are? Well, you're about to find out because on Thursday, Sony announced that it is teaming up with the ESL gaming network and hosting a mont...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Razer's new Blade Pro laptop houses a mechanical keyboard
Razer has definitely made a name for itself in the world of gaming notebooks, but for the past few years, the Blade family of laptops has had a black sheep: The Razer Blade Pro. This 17-inch machine w...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Nike's power-laced Mags net millions for Parkinson's research
All the nostalgia around Nike's self-lacing shoe, the 2016 Mag, came together in a major way for a great cause. Today, the sportswear titan revealed it raised $6.75 million through its online raf...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Samsung's vision of the mobile future is 4K-and-VR ready RAM
While Samsung's customers (and stock price) are still reeling from the Galaxy Note 7 immolation debacle, the tech giant is focusing on the future. As such, the company has introduced a new type o...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Skyrim, NBA 2K and new Mario are coming to Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch looks like an impressive piece of hardware capable of going from the living room to mobile with the swipe of a hand, but it's nothing without a lineup of acclaimed, high-quali...
11:05 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget The first 'Red Dead Redemption 2' trailer is here
Red Dead Redemption hit the last generation of console games with studio Rockstar's signature flair, taking Grand Theft Auto's sandbox gameplay and spreading it across the boundless beauty a...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Kanye: Apple and Tidal 'bullshit' caused Drake rift
Kanye West says that he and Jay Z didn't appear on the final "Pop Style" track of Drake's Apple Music exclusive Views album because of Apple's rivalry with Tidal. "Y'...
10:04 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget 'Switch' is Nintendo's next game console
It's been almost a year and a half since Nintendo announced the NX, and now the gaming giant has finally dropped the codename and secrecy in favor of something more official: Switch. Like the cou...
09:37 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget The new Zelda 'Breath of the Wild' trailers are the best yet
We're hours away from Nintendo's (brief) reveal of the NX, and if there's one game we're excited for, it's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new adventure, which is...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Bot is my co-pilot
Today on In Case You Missed It: DARPA's autopilot system for military planes is being tested, this time in a Cessna Caravan turboprop plane. It's made up of a robotic arm and tablet with spe...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget UK 'Turing Law' will posthumously pardon convicted gay men
Under new legislation, thousands of gay and bisexual men will receive posthumous pardons from the UK government. Dubbed the "Alan Turing Law," an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill wil...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget The first Cybathlon pushed the limits of bionic technology
Andre van R&uuml;schen slowly climbed a five-step ramp at the end of his race. With a black processor strapped to his back and leg supports on either side of his lower limbs, he stayed focused on ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget NBA will livestream weekly games in VR this season
As far as professional sports leagues go, the NBA may be the most tech-forward of the bunch. Last year, for example, it teamed up with NextVR to stream the first game of its 2015-2016 season in virtua...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Did Trump pilot a TV service during the debate?
Just ahead of last night's debate, Donald Trump launched his own Facebook Live video stream featuring coverage and analysis before, during and after the event. The feed, which featured analysis a...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget NSA's hacking tools found among data stolen by contractor
The feds quietly arrested NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin III back in August for stealing an enormous number of documents from the agency. Now, the investigators sifting through the documents foun...
07:58 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Sky Mobile will open signups on October 31st
It's taken more than two years, but Sky is finally ready to launch its own mobile service. At its annual Investor Day, the company confirmed it will open registrations for Sky Mobile, its O2-powe...
07:28 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget The ESA's ExoMars mission lander is still missing
The European Space Agency is still in the midst of investigating what happened to ExoMars' Schiaparelli lander, which seemed to disappear 50 seconds before it was supposed to land. At the pressco...
06:39 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Google begins its big Pixel push in the UK
It's a big day for Google. The company is launching its first Pixel branded phones in the UK, retiring the Nexus line and attacking the iPhone with gusto. To give its new handsets a proper introd...
06:29 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Android Nougat 7.1 beta is now out for select devices
Google has delivered on its promise and released the developer preview of Android Nougat 7.1 for beta testers before October ended. You can only access it if you have a Nexus 5X, a Nexus 6P or a Pixel...
05:45 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Brits can now shop by talking to their Amazon Echo
Now that the Amazon Echo has reached the UK, thousands of Brits are getting to grips with the cylindrical speaker's smart assistant, Alexa. Companies like Just Eat and Sky have created app-like &...
05:45 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo's UK owners can now shop just by talking
Now that the Amazon Echo has reached the UK, thousands of Brits are getting to grips with the cylindrical speaker's smart assistant, Alexa. Companies like Just Eat and Sky have created app-like &...
05:25 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Tesla shows off its upgraded self-driving capabilities
Yesterday, Tesla promised that it would equip its entire fleet with self-driving hardware, and it has now showed showed off what that tech can do. It released a video showing a Model X do a fully auto...
04:20 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Ecuador cut Assange's internet with a little push from the US
When Ecuador admitted that it cut off Julian Assange's internet connection at its embassy in London, the country's officials said it was their own decision. According to NBC News, though, th...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Kodak revives its Ektra brand with a camera-centric smartphone
Kodak is a brand with history, but little relevance in the modern photographic world. The company battled through bankruptcy in 2013, refusing to give up as its film business was superseded by digital...
01:29 am -04 - Thu, October 20, 2016
Engadget Climate change took a backseat to scandal at the presidential debates
While the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton covered national debt, gun control -- and whether or not to accept the results come election day -- climate change barely got ...
11:56 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Lynk & Co's EV is the first car with its own app store
As a rule, automakers see software in a car as a means to an end. Even Tesla, as cutting edge as it may be, is only willing to give its code so much attention. However, China's Geely wants to see...
11:56 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Lynk & Co's EV is the first car with a dedicated app store
As a rule, automakers see software in a car as a means to an end. Even Tesla, as cutting edge as it may be, is only willing to give its code so much attention. However, China's Geely wants to see...
11:07 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Tiny body-roaming robots could be the future of wearables
Wearables have gotten smaller and less obtrusive over the years, culminating in today's compact fitness trackers and smartwatches that stay immobile and out of the way. But that doesn't have...
10:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future will unveil its production car at CES 2017
You shouldn't have to wait too much longer to see what Faraday Future's production electric car looks like. The company tells us (and has confirmed on Twitter) that it will unveil its produc...
09:56 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Good luck buying a 128GB Pixel XL at Verizon tomorrow
Pre-order, pre-order, pre-order. While doing so with video games is basically pointless these days (the chances of a huge AAA title not being readily available at launch are slim), plopping down money...
09:01 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Anonymously speak to a Trump supporter with 'Call a Deplorable'
If this Presidential race has got you stuck in a political echo chamber on Facebook, then maybe you just need a safe space to ask someone how on Earth they could possibly hold different political view...
08:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Nintendo promises our 'first glimpse' of the NX tomorrow at 10AM ET
After all the rumors, we're about to get a look at Nintendo's mysterious NX system. The company has invited everyone to check out a "preview trailer" tomorrow on Nintendo.com at 10...
08:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Nintendo promises our 'first glimpse' of the NX
After all the rumors, we're about to get a look at Nintendo's mysterious NX system. The company has invited everyone to check out a "preview trailer" tomorrow on Nintendo.com at 10...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Tesla brings self-driving hardware to its entire fleet
If you're wondering if the Model 3 will be ready for our eventual autonomous future, wonder no more. Today Tesla announced that beginning today, all the cars it builds will have the necessary har...
07:51 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget 'Dead Rising 4' DLC is as ridiculous as you'd expect.
Golf, but with ridiculous instruments of death like a fire-breathing triceratops head instead of woods and irons. That's the pitch for Dead Rising 4's season pass of add-on bits and sounds l...
07:51 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget 'Dead Rising 4' DLC is as ridiculous as you'd expect
Golf, but with ridiculous instruments of death like a fire-breathing triceratops head instead of woods and irons. That's the pitch for Dead Rising 4's season pass of add-on bits and sounds l...
07:12 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Russian arrested over giant LinkedIn password hack
You might not be happy that a hacker swiped millions of LinkedIn passwords back in 2012, but it sounds like you might soon get some justice. Czech police acting on behalf of the FBI and Interpol say ...
06:27 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Airbnb bans multi-listing hosts in New York and San Francisco
Airbnb knows that city and state governments are eager to crack down on abuse of its home rentals for makeshift hotels, so it's taking action before it has no choice. As of November 1st, residen...
05:54 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Twitter fires a VR manager after his past comes to light
Yesterday, Twitter announced that they had hired the former CEO of AngelHack Gregory Gopman as a contracted VR program manager. TechCrunch wasted no time reminding the Internet about his 2013 rant aga...
05:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Google rumor hints at 'Unplugged' streaming TV service
Since rumors about Apple's TV attempts are in their ebb phase, now it's time for Google to take the stage. In a pattern that seems very familiar, sources tell the Wall Street Journal, Reuter...
04:58 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Samsung blocks video of 'GTA V' Galaxy Note 7 bomb mod
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been the butt of its fair share of internet jokes since it started exploding in September, but it's hard to surpass what one Grand Theft Auto V modder did when he...
04:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Facebook chief explains why Peter Thiel is still on the board
Ever since Peter Thiel drove Gawker Media to bankruptcy in a bid to silence unfavorable press, many have been wondering: why is Facebook keeping Thiel on its board of directors when he's antithet...
04:08 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Apple will finally update its Mac lineup on October 27th
It's been a very, very long time since Apple has updated its Mac lineup -- the new Macbook is the only computer that Apple has seen fit to upgrade in 2016. That should all change next week, thoug...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Sling TV adds NHL Networkto its add-on Sports Extra package
Not long after Sling TV cut a deal with parent network Dish back in August to offer NFL Network to its customers, they're expanding sports offerings again. Just a few games into the season, they&...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget eBay teams up with Facebook Messenger to launch shopping bot
Bots are one of the big buzzwords of 2016; Google, Microsoft and Facebook have all made them major parts of their strategy this year. Yes, they might not all be panning out quite as planned, but that ...
03:18 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget The ESA's ExoMars mission looks like a success so far
After a seven-month trip, the European Space Agency announced on Wednesday that its Schiaparelli module, ExoMars mission's landing craft, has deployed to the surface of Mars. The module jettisone...
02:56 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget LeEco shows off its LeSee Pro autonomous vehicle in San Francisco
While most of the news coming from LeEco's event in San Francisco was about new TVs and phones, the company's CEO, YT Jia made a point to show off his company's desire to become not jus...
02:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget LeEco jumps into the US market with TVs, phones, car and bike
After proclaiming earlier its plans earlier this week, LeEco unveiled a suite of new phones and televisions for the US market. The China-based company wants to make a big splash in the United States a...
02:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget LeEco jumps into the US market with TVs, phones, a car and a bike
After proclaiming Unites States market-domination plans earlier this week, LeEco unveiled a suite of new phones and televisions for the US market. The Chinese company wants to make a big splash in the...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Robot mussels help measure the effects of climate change
The mussels you see on the shoreline might not just be soaking up some rays... they could be key to studying climate change. An research team has published data from robotic mussels whose sensors hav...
01:26 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget The Pixel's wallpaper app is now available for all Android phones
If you've ever picked up a Chromebook, you've probably noticed that Google loads them up with dozens of gorgeous wallpapers. But for some reason, Google has only offered a paltry handful lat...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Google Docs helps you figure out who's responsible for tasks
It's not always easy to determine who's responsible for what in a given online project, but Google thinks it can sort out that mess. It's introducing a slew of Google Docs updates (as p...
12:45 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Lost Japan-only 'Legend of Zelda' game is available to play
Even the biggest Nintendo fan out there might not be familiar with Satellaview. It was a Japan-only peripheral for the Super Famicon (the country's version of our Super NES) that broadcast games ...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Tech giants outspend banks in US lobbying
It won't shock you to hear that tech companies are trying to cozy up to politicians, but they may have more influence than you think. Bloomberg has determined that the five largest tech firms in...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Moov made a heart rate sensor you wear on your head
When representatives from the fitness tracking company Moov first told me they had made a heart rate sensor that you wear on your head, I thought the idea was ridiculous. But after I saw the Moov HR S...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Automakers are beating Silicon Valley at its own game
When Google unveiled its self-driving car, it looked as if the future of driving belonged to Silicon Valley. Then the rumors started bubbling up that Apple was also working on a car. It appeared that ...
11:40 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Eight hours of air traffic in one image
A couple years back, a composite image showing seven hours of takeoffs at LAX airport went viral. The man behind that image, Mike Kelley, has spent the time since working on expanding his initial idea...
11:24 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget How to watch the third (and final) US presidential debate
It's been a long damn road, getting from there to here, but we're finally at the third and final presidential debate. But for the good of democracy, and the country, we're all going to ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Even over-ear headphones tailor sound to your hearing
The personalized audio of MeQ's Even earbuds is sweet, but there's an obvious catch involved: you have to be a fan of in-ears to use them. What if you prefer the feel of headphone cups? Don&...
10:55 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile agrees to pay FCC $48m over misleading data plans
T-Mobile has championed itself as a provider of "unlimited" wireless data -- but its plans have historically also come with a wide variety of caveats, be they throttling video data or slowin...
10:41 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Amazon Alexa can answer your debate and election questions
Since your racist uncle is not a reliable source, many Americans have turned to Alexa for information about the presidential election. It's hard to say whether that's good or bad, but Amazon...
10:20 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget DARPA's telescope will keep the military's satellites safe
DARPA is officially done developing the Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) and has handed it over to the US Air Force. Pentagon's most adventurous arm worked with the military division for over a...
09:55 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Apple could bring E Ink keyboards to MacBooks in 2018
You may have to wait a while if you want a Mac with an E Ink keyboard. Wall Street Journal tipsters understand that Apple wants to make Sonder's e-paper keys a "standard feature" on Ma...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Getting ethanol from more than just corn
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory created ethanol out of carbon dioxide in a way that they believe would be easy to scale up. Most importantly, the conve...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget 'Amnesia' games to scare a new generation of players on PS4
Horror fans on the lookout for bone-chilling titles on the PS4 have something to look forward to in November. The whole Amnesia collection developed by Swedish studio Frictional Games and British deve...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Facebook's friend-based Recommendations take on Yelp
It might not feel like it sometimes, but Facebook is more than just memes or baby pictures. Many people use the social network to ask friends for ideas for places to eat in Paris or what to do this we...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Netgear's new Nighthawk router doubles as a Plex server
Video streaming is becoming one of the main things we do on the internet, and few things in life are more annoying than having to wait for a clip to finish buffering. To keep up with our growing appet...
07:59 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Onehundredforty wants to sell you your tweets as arty posters
Tweets are usually forgotten quickly, replaced by the next thing-du-jour -- and frankly, most of us like it that way. However, a startup called Onehundredforty thinks that your succinct observations (...
06:59 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Tinder's premium Boost feature is rolling out worldwide
Tinder's latest idea to monetize its mobile matching service is rolling out worldwide, as users outside of Australia and the UK will be able to Boost to the top of nearby dater's queues. Get...
05:59 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Singapore's self-driving taxi service has its first accident
That didn't take long: One of Singapore's nuTonomy self-driving taxis has already been in an at-fault collision. Less than a month after the service launched, a slow-moving taxi hit a lorry ...
04:59 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget The BBC Micro:bit is going global
After a bit of a slow start, the BBC's mini computer, the Micro:bit, has now made its way to more than one million children across the UK. Designed to help bridge the computing skills gap and ins...
03:58 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Venus might still have active volcanoes
We already know that Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in our solar system. What we're still not sure of is whether those volcanoes are still active -- now a new study suggests that ...
03:02 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Chrome's experimental browser comes to Android
You no longer have to stick to your computer to try the cutting edge version of Google's web browser. The company has started offering Chrome Canary for Android, giving you a taste of new mobile ...
01:56 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Cops' facial recognition database has half of US adults on file
American law enforcement agencies have created a massive facial recognition database. If you're an adult in the US, you might already be in it. According to a comprehensive report by the Center f...
12:52 am -04 - Wed, October 19, 2016
Engadget Facebook would like you to endorse political candidates
You don't have to run a big media outlet to endorse a candidate this presidential election... or other elections, for that matter. Facebook has introduced an endorsement feature that lets you bac...
11:23 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Facebook isn't done trying to copy Snapchat
Facebook's Snapchat-alike Messenger Day app has expanded to a new test ground: The Land Down Under. "We know that people come to Messenger to share everyday moments with friends and family,&...
10:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Huawei opens preorders for its Honor 6X phone in China
A month after Huawei started selling its Honor 8 in the US, the company has opened up preordering for its 6X phones in China and to ship out on October 25th. While there's no news about when that...
09:32 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Nokia wires an apartment complex with 52Gbps fiber
It's one thing to wire a house with gigabit fiber, but it's another matter to outfit an entire apartment building -- you need a huge pipeline to accommodate everyone. Nokia, however, might h...
08:46 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Vimeo's on-demand TV store is now available in 150 countries
Last month Vimeo, STARZ and Lionsgate Entertainment -- makers of such fine prestige TV as Orange is the New Black and Mad Men -- announced a new partnership to put all that programming online with an ...
08:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Scientists successfully bred baby mice from skin cells
A team of scientists at Japan's Kyushu University has successfully turned the skin cells of a mouse into mature egg cells used to breed viable offspring. According to a new paper in the journal N...
07:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget OneNote can now use Android's split-screen mode
As Windows Phone is not so much an ongoing concern anymore, Microsoft's software is decidedly cross-platform at this point. Today, the company's collaboration and note-taking software OneNot...
07:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Ecuador confirms it cut Assange's internet for US election interference
Last night Wikileaks confirmed Ecuador -- whose London embassy its founder has been holed up in since June 2012 -- was responsible for cutting off Julian Assange's internet access. Now the Ecuado...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Bill Belichick is through with the NFL's Surface tablets
You'd think Patriots coach Bill Belichick is feeling over the moon right now. After all, his golden boy Tom Brady is finally back from a four-game suspension, handed to him by the NFL for his rol...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Candy Crush is becoming a game show
Candy Crush, the once ubiquitous mobile game behemoth that's now played almost exclusively by my aunt, is getting its own game show. CBS announced on Tuesday that it is teaming up with King Games...
05:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly unveils new Macs on October 27th
Even before Apple's September event, rumors swirled that the company would save any Mac-related updates for an October presentation. As the month has gone on, however, fans have wondered whether...
05:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium gives you custom email
How much do you value control over your email? Enough that you're willing to pay for a custom experience, but not so much that you're willing to jump through hoops to do it? Microsoft migh...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Amazon wants to sell internet service in Europe
In Europe, Amazon is looking to bring users more just speedy deliveries and award-winning TV shows. According to a new report from The Information, the online retail giant and Hollywood production stu...
04:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget SolarCity will give Airbnb users a rebate on solar panels
AirBnB has had a tough time touting its happy userbase while it doggedly fights citywide bans and its own racist hosts. One of their promotional tacks has been the environmental benefits of choosing h...
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Researchers accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol
Science has a long and storied history of looking for one thing but finding something better instead. Penicillin, radioactivity, science boxes...I mean microwave ovens -- all of these discoveries came...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Twitter's troll problem likely killed Disney's bid
The last few months have seen many reports about massive companies like Disney, Verizon, Google and Microsoft purchasing Twitter, which continues to struggle with questions about its value and utility...
03:07 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Clinton campaign considered Tim Cook and Bill Gates for VP
One of the nuggets of information to come from the Podesta emails leaked by Wikileaks is a correspondence that lists business and tech leaders as potential running mates for presidential candidate Hil...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Facebook's verified users can now schedule live broadcasts
You no longer have to wait patiently for your favorite superstars to share a link for their Facebook Live streams. Facebook is introducing scheduling to Live, letting publishers queue up streams so th...
02:24 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Tesla gives new Model 3 orders a mid-2018 delivery date
First Tesla moved this week's big product unveiling, now the company has started alerting car shoppers and potential buyers that it could be awhile before they can finally get behind the wheel of...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Vudu offers ad-supported movies 'on us'
For years, Walmart-owned Vudu has had a reputation for its high picture quality and ties to Ultraviolet digital copies. Now, the video on-demand store is trying something new: free movies. There is a ...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's speech recognition engine listens as well as a human
When humans try to transcribe a spoken conversation all in one go, they manage to miss 5.9 percent of what they hear on average. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that, for the first time, they've m...
01:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Instagram's suggested Stories are now available to everyone
If you've been scrounging for Instagram Stories to watch outside of the ones your friends make, you're in luck. After slipping Stories into the Explore tab for a limited number of users, it...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Instagram introduces new suicide prevention tools
If a friend is having a hard time or even in danger of hurting themselves, sometimes the first warning signs appear in social media. Instagram can now help you intervene anonymously with some new supp...
12:55 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Plantronics' new wireless cans deliver noise-canceling for $200
Plantronics' latest wireless headphones double-down on the company's strengths: sound quality and price. For a relatively low price of $200, the BackBeat Pro 2 packs in decent noise-cancelli...
12:28 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA's GTX 1050 graphics card starts at $109
This year has been a busy one for NVIDIA, what with the introduction of its highly anticipated GeForce GTX 1080 and, most recently, the high-end Titan X graphics cards. But the company isn't forg...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Amazon Japan's manga-ready Kindle has 8 times the storage
Amazon Japan has an unusual challenge with the Kindle: it not only has to cater to your typical bookworm, but to a local fondness for image-heavy (and thus storage-intensive) manga books. What it'...
11:40 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange stations in airports
Sasmung has officially cancelled the Galaxy Note 7 following its exploding battery scandal, but there are still plenty of people out there who need to exchange their phones. If you're planning to...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Sky Q smartphone app lets you take your recordings with you
One of the clever things about the Sky Q box is that it can sync recordings to devices throughout your home. The company has offered a tablet app since launch, but if you wanted to transfer TV shows a...
11:21 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Fairphone's easy-to-fix handset relaunched with a slim cover
Most smartphones are doomed to the scrap heap several years after they're new, because glued and soldered parts make them too pricey to repair. With the modular Fairphone 2 handset, on the other ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Ultimaker 3 can 3D-print using two materials at once
There aren't many 3D printers out there that have two extruders for putting out two materials at once, and even fewer that are ready to hit the market, but Ultimaker's latest device is up to...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget The OmniWear Arc is a haptic neckband for serious gamers
There's a lot to keep track of in a game like Counter-Strike. You need to know your location, where your teammates are, your ammo supply and most importantly -- where your enemies are. With all t...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a DIY Lego drone kit courtesy of Flybrix!
One of the caveats for buying a drone is that you may only enjoy a few minutes of flight before ham-handedly smashing it into a constellation of bits and pieces. Usually, those fragments mean the end ...
10:23 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget London's Uber drivers must now pass an English exam
After many months of proposals and legal challenges, Transport for London (TfL) has finally imposed a new rule requiring private hire drivers, including those from Uber, to meet an English-language re...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget 'Football Manager 2017' will simulate the effects of Brexit
With Football Manager, developer Sports Interactive has always tried to make the most authentic manager simulator possible. Juggling transfers, training and match tactics -- it's a deep, addictiv...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Hand over your car to the robot overlords
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new parking structure will autonomously park cars without a single human's assistance. Meanwhile Colorado School of Mines is testing small-scale water treatment ...
09:07 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget 'Red Dead Redemption 2' is coming next fall
Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar has been teasing a new Red Dead game in recent days, and we now know what it is: Red Dead Redemption 2. The third game in the series, it's described as "a...
09:01 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Pixel and Pixel XL review: What happens when Google designs phones?
Google's fascination with hardware stretches back years. Remember the early days of Android and the G1? The rise of the Nexus line? Those ill-fated [email protected] light bulbs and those beautiful Ch...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget The Misfit Phase is yet another connected analog watch
Misfit may not be the first (or even tenth) name that comes to mind when you think about sophisticated design, but its acquisition by the Fossil group last year may have taught it a thing or two about...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget New smart crib aims to relieve frazzled, sleep-deprived parents
Exhausted parents the world over have probably fantasized about a crib that could automatically rock their crying babies to sleep. And Snoo, a new $1,150 smart sleeper, promises to do that. It mimics ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Origin PC shows that slim gaming laptops are on the rise
Don't worry, folks -- just because gigantic gaming laptops are in the spotlight doesn't mean that PC makers have forgotten about thin-and-light machines. If anything, they're gathering ...
08:32 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Valve says it's not responsible for 'CS:GO' gambling
Earlier this month, Washington state told Valve to stop allowing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) gun skin transfers through Steam. The state's Gambling Commission argued that Valve was f...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Orbital's Antares launches cool science experiments to space
NASA and Orbital ATK had to put off Antares' comeback until the next day due to a glitch, but everything went well the second try. The rocket finally blasted off to space carrying a Cygnus spacec...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime now includes a 'Family Vault' for sharing photos
Slowly but surely, Amazon has built out its Prime subscription to offer access to more online services. Faster deliveries and streaming video often dominate the headlines, but over the past couple of ...
06:02 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Here's how to make a robotic dress that can pour cocktails
This one's for the ladies (and gents) tired of the same ol' party dresses you can buy. Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht has shared detailed instructions on how to recreate her robotic,...
04:43 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Apple may ditch traditional USB ports on the MacBook Pro
Apple reportedly plans to eliminate the USB 3.0 and Magsafe ports on its next-gen MacBook, and kill the 11-inch MacBook Air altogether. That's according to Macotakara, the Japanese rumor site tha...
03:06 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Audi's all-electric vehicle line will be called the 'E-Tron'
You won't have a tough time remembering the name of Audi's first electric vehicle, not when the automaker says the SUV will simply be called the E-Tron. That's it -- no model designatio...
01:25 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Australia gets first dibs on Gigabit LTE network and router
We're still years away before 5G fully goes live, so for now, Qualcomm continues to build on top of current 4G LTE technology to bridge the gap. The latest development on this end is the launch o...
12:21 am -04 - Tue, October 18, 2016
Engadget Watch DARPA's autopilot system fly a turboprop plane
It'll likely take a long time before DARPA's autopilot system flies military planes on its own, but this latest demonstration proves that it works. Aurora Flight Sciences, the aviation compa...
11:32 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm-powered 5G devices may arrive in first half of 2018
As we saw back at MWC, 5G trials are already well under way around the world, and such efforts are recently boosted with support from the FCC plus the EU. Verizon has stated that it's aiming to i...
10:24 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Project Include cuts ties with Y Combinator over Thiel and Trump
Project Include, a high-profile Silicon Valley diversity initiative, has officially cut ties with the influential Y Combinator venture incubator due to its ties to prominent Donald Trump supporter, Pe...
09:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Cleveland pitcher leaves playoff game due to drone injury
I'm not sure if "drone" has appeared on a major league injury report before, but one of the flying machines has had an impact on an MLB ALCS playoff game. No one was injured by a drone ...
07:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Razer's THX purchase means cinema-approved VR and laptops
Longtime cinephiles might be disappointed by the following news: THX will now operate as an "independent startup" under the Razer banner. Yep, the gaming PC and peripherals company. The cine...
06:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget What's on your TV: 'Black Mirror,' 'Desus & Mero,' 'The Walking Dead'
The Walking Dead left us on a cliffhanger during last season's finale, and we'll (presumably) find out which longtime cast member dies Sunday night when it returns. Until then, there's ...
05:35 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Porn sites blocked California users today to protest proposed law
Several porn websites have a new tactic to alert their electorate living in California: Blocking them. On the ballot next month is proposition 60, which would require adult performers to use condoms f...
05:07 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Trump may be building his own online video service
As Donald Trump's presidential campaign appears to be circling the drain with 23 days to go, the Republican nominee must be thinking about what comes next. According to The Wall Street Journal, T...
04:38 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Netflix's price hike didn't hurt subscriber growth
Netflix's delayed-price-hike strategy has apparently paid off, as its earnings report for the third quarter (PDF) showed it added more customers than expected. By the end of the quarter, Netflix ...
04:16 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Russia hopes to block cruise missile attacks with cell towers
While the United States may have put its blimp-based missile defense system on hold, Russia is taking a more civilian approach to jamming cruise missiles. As Motherboard reports today, the Russian mil...
03:50 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget ZTE's Axon 7 Mini smartphone is yours for $300
As promised, ZTE is launching the Axon 7 Mini in the US... and it might just hit the sweet spot if you're more interested in price than raw performance. The 5.2-inch Android phone ("mini&qu...
03:25 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget NASA unveils a new testbed for electric aircraft
In order to hit its ambitious goal of transitioning aircraft to electric propulsion in the next ten years, NASA has announced a new research wing at the NASA Glenn Research Center's Plum Brook St...
03:01 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget iPhone 7 update fixes your Verizon connection problems
If you recently snagged an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and depend on Verizon for service, you'll want to check for a software update. Apple has released an iOS 10.0.3 upgrade that that fixes a weeks-long ...
02:35 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Acer's new Chromebook 15 is cheap but compromised
Chromebooks have long had a reputation for being cheap, compromised machines, but things have changed in the last few years. You can now spend hundreds of dollars to get a Chromebook with better desig...
02:12 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Apple hires a Carnegie Mellon professor to improve its AI
Apple isn't letting Samsung's acquisition of Viv go unanswered. The Cupertino crew has hired Russ Salakhutdinov, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as a director of ...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget YouTube's future pay-only shows include one from 'The Rock'
YouTube is more determined than ever to line up major original shows for its Red subscription service. The video giant has scored deals for three new exclusives from names you will definitely recogniz...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Kello trains your sleeping habits without using sensors
While there are already a handful of devices that claim to improve our sleep quality, one little startup from Hong Kong's Brinc IoT accelerator thinks that it can do a better job. Kello is a slee...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget The 'Beyond Burger' probably won't make you give up beef
Meat alternatives are becoming a holy grail for food producers -- not just to tap the growing vegetarian and vegan market, but also because animal farming is resource intensive. Even so, people who wo...
12:48 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget PBS made a tablet just for kids
You buy a kid-proof tablet to give young ones a safe environment to play their favorite games and videos, so wouldn't it make sense to buy a tablet from an outfit making all that content? PBS th...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget The best gear for small apartments
This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.Small homes are fragile ecosystems. Throw in some clutter, and a...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Pepe the Frog creator is using positive memes to #SavePepe
What do you do when your most well-known creation gets transformed into a hate symbol through bigoted memes? For Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe the Frog, you fight back with memes of your own. Furie ...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Pepe the Frog's creator is using positive memes to #SavePepe
What do you do when your most well-known creation gets transformed into a hate symbol through bigoted memes? For Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe the Frog, you fight back with memes of your own. Furie ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Google Flights adds price-tracking notifications
Booking the cheapest flight can be daunting. Should you book from an airline's site or go with something like Expedia? Plus, there's the trick of using Chrome in Incognito Mode can usually s...
11:50 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget LG's new flagship V20 will retail for $769
We got our hands on LG's Android Nougat-equipped V20 last month and found a solidly built (if somewhat conservative) new flagship device. Now that the V20 is getting ready for its public debut on...
11:33 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Video game voice actors will strike on October 21st
The Screen Actor's Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has announced that it will advise its members appearing in video games to take industrial action on Friday, October ...
11:16 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget WikiLeaks claims a 'state party' cut Julian Assange's internet
If you believe WikiLeaks, someone is trying to silence founder Julian Assange. The truth-through-disclosure group is claiming that a "state party" has cut Assange's internet access at t...
11:16 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget WikiLeaks claims a 'state party' cut Julian Assange's internet (updated)
If you believe WikiLeaks, someone is trying to silence founder Julian Assange. The truth-through-disclosure group is claiming that a "state party" has cut Assange's internet access at t...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget VR helped me grasp the life of a transgender wheelchair user
Playing The Circle is quite literally a transformative experience. Designed by Manos Agianniotakis, a student at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in Buckinghamshire, England, it's a...
10:44 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget UK spies violated privacy laws with bulk data collection
Ever since Edward Snowden's leaks came to light, UK spy agencies have responded to accusations of surveillance overreach with a common boilerplate statement: that their activities are lawful, nec...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Smart ping pong paddles remix music to the speed of play
I love playing table tennis, but my backhand topspin is average at best. I'll play for an hour and grow tired of chasing wayward balls, knowing that I'll never have a smash quite like Peco f...
10:01 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Samsung starts building 10-nanometer processors
Chip companies are battling Moore's Law tooth and nail, but Samsung says it's the first to start building processors using a 10-nanometer process, ahead of Intel and others. To put that int...
09:45 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Rockstar is teasing a new 'Red Dead' game
The rumors of a new Red Read game appear to be true. Over the weekend, developer Rockstar posted some less than subtle studio logos with the series' iconic red and black color scheme. Now, we hav...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget The Ecobee3 Lite is a decent smart thermostat that costs less than most
Most thermostat makers now have at least a single entry in the smart-home category, with some already on their second- and even third-gen products. All are vying to provide consumers with smarter, sim...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's futuristic Yoga Book is a novelty item not worth buying yet
At a time when Apple, Microsoft and Google are pairing their new tablets with keyboards, Lenovo has done the unthinkable. It's completely ditched a true keyboard for a digital sketchpad, trading ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Carbon Xprize chooses the 28 best solutions for CO2 emissions
Twenty-eight teams made it through the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon Xprize's first round. Now, they have to start proving that they can truly transform a meaningful amount of carbon dioxide emiss...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Carbon Xprize chooses the 27 best solutions for CO2 emissions
Twenty-eight teams made it through the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon Xprize's first round. Now, they have to start proving that they can truly transform a meaningful amount of carbon dioxide emiss...
08:29 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Apple isn't building a car anymore
Remember Apple's ambitious, long-rumored and totally not top-secret plan to build a self-driving car for the masses? According to Bloomberg, it's dead, with several hundred employees being r...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget SoundHound's voice assistant lives inside its own speaker
Alexa and Google Home aren't the only pieces of voice-controlled assistant hardware available this holiday season. Today SoundHound announced the first third-party speaker to harness the power of...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget HP's Elite X3 gets closer to the dream of a Windows Phone as a PC
Everything about HP's Elite X3 seems like a gamble. It's the company's first phone in two years, and it's the first major Windows Phone device since Microsoft's Lumia 950 debu...
07:30 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win an iPhone 7 courtesy of Casetify
When the mornings are feeling that little bit crisper and the nights are drawing in, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming. Okay, it might be a little premature to start thinking about the f...
07:04 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget 'The Simpsons' celebrates 600 episodes with a VR couch gag
Even if you think The Simpsons has lost its spark, there's no denying that the show does a great job at keeping up with popular culture and technology. It's already taken on Apple (and its l...
05:53 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Tesla moves its 'unexpected' product unveiling to Wednesday
Tesla was set to reveal an "unexpected" product today, but you'll have to wait a few more days to find out what it is. In a tweet early this morning, CEO Elon Musk said that the announc...
04:57 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Samsung tested its Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house
The batteries that power Samsung's smartphones (including that Galaxy Note 7), are tested in a lab that's owned by the company. While it tests to ensure its phone batteries are certified by ...
04:24 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Body cameras will be given to 'over 22,000' London police
To help keep the peace, more than 22,000 London police officers will soon be given body cameras. The roll-out begins today -- six months later than former mayor Boris Johnson had anticipated. The new ...
03:32 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Tesla and Panasonic to build solar panels for PowerWall systems
Tesla has entered a deal with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels at the new SolarCity facility in Buffalo, NY. However, the deal is non-binding and depends on shareholder approval of Tesla's $...
01:57 am -04 - Mon, October 17, 2016
Engadget Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs
Researchers have used quantum computing tech to miniaturize a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, making it small enough to pick up the structure of single biomolecules without damaging them or ...
11:38 pm -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget Juno's misbehaving engine means a change of plans around Jupiter
Three months ago, the Juno probe ended a years-long journey when it settled into orbit around Jupiter. Everything's just peachy with Juno's cameras -- as evidenced by these magnificent photo...
10:24 pm -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget Increased encryption will help keep porn browsing private
Thanks to boosts in visibility when it comes to search and web browsers, you've probably noticed more websites (like Engadget) switching to HTTPS, which uses encryption to secure the connection b...
08:54 pm -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget President Obama calls for a plan to deal with extreme space weather
As President Barack Obama's administration enters its final stages, he's paying more attention to what's going on way, way above us than expected. Just days after the president outlined...
06:45 pm -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget AT&T's insurance plan will soon repair busted phone screens
If you have insurance on your phone and smash the ever-loving tar out of the screen, you normally have to file a claim, pay a deductible and wait for a replacement device. Bleh. AT&amp;T and its i...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget German officials: Tesla shouldn't say 'Autopilot' in its ads
Just days ago, Germany's Federal Motor Authority sent letters to Tesla owners warning them that their cars' "Autopilot" feature is strictly there for driver assistance, not driver ...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget The game that makes drone warfare personal
Killbox is a game that creates humans out of brightly colored 3D shapes, only to slaughter them in the most dehumanizing way: a drone strike. And not just any drone strike -- the game is based on the ...
01:57 pm -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget Universe may hold 10 times more galaxies than once thought
The observable universe was already incomprehensibly big, but it now looks to be even bigger. Astronomers have determined that are likely about 10 times more galaxies than previously thought, or betwe...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget BenHeck's Halloween SuperHero Wearables, part 2
It's time to assemble our DIY superhero Halloween costume -- get ready to put the micro-electronics together with the sewn outfit, including the laser-cut logo for Captain Tangent. To save time, ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget After Math: The jobs market
It's been a mixed week for employment prospects. On one hand, Apple fired a bunch of its staff for being skeevy with customer photos and HP announced that it would slash 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over ...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget The Prius Prime's efficiency, and more in the week that was
What does Tesla have up its sleeve? The automaker is planning to unveil a mysterious new product on Monday, and speculation so far ranges from the finalized Model 3 to a major Autopilot update. Meanwh...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget Miyamoto came up with 'Donkey Kong' ideas in the bathtub
In an interview posted on Nintendo's Japanese website, Shigeru Miyamoto reminisced about the time he spent developing the classic arcade title Donkey Kong. According to Wired writer Chris Kohler,...
01:20 am -04 - Sun, October 16, 2016
Engadget Samsung gives the Galaxy S7 a taste of the Note 7's software
Like it or not, the Galaxy Note 7 is gone for good. However, you're getting a small treat if you switched from the Note 7 to another Samsung phone. Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners report that they...
11:03 pm -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget Here's Apple's workaround when your iPhone 7 home button fails
The iPhone 7's non-moving home button may feel odd at first, but it has its perks... especially if it ever stops working. MacRumors forum goer iwayne has shown that the new iPhone will give you a...
09:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget CIA reportedly plans to launch a cyberattack against Russia
The United States is preparing to launch an unprecedented cyber attack against Russia, according to NBC News. Sources told the publication that the White House asked the CIA to present it with several...
08:02 pm -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' multiplayer beta kicks off
Did you pre-order Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare with multiplayer gaming in mind? If so, you now have a way to find out whether or not your faith (and your cash) is well-placed. As promised, the Infin...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget Watch Orbital's Antares rocket fly for the first time in 2 years
Orbital ATK's new and improved Antares rocket is ready for lift off two years after the company's unfortunate accident. Back in 2014, its older version blew up merely six seconds after launc...
04:59 pm -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch Nike arrives on October 28th
If you've been holding off on getting an Apple Watch Series 2 in hopes of scoring the running-oriented Nike+ edition, you only have a few more days to wait. Apple has updated its product page to...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget Blue's Raspberry mic is small, but delivers stellar audio quality
It's no secret that Blue's line of USB microphones are a go-to choice for podcasters and anyone else who wants a simple, easy-to-use recording device. The company's Snowball and Yeti mi...
01:58 pm -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget Samsung's leaked Chromebook is a pen-toting premium hybrid
Samsung's Chromebook strategy has so far focused on the budget-conscious crowd, but it's about to change in a big, big way. Chrome Unboxed tipsters have uncovered store listings (and briefl...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: President Obama on science and innovation
Barack Obama:Now Is the GreatestTime to Be AlivePresident Barack Obama,WiredThe White House Frontiers Conference took place this week to "explore the future of innovation here and around the worl...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget Six energy-harvesting gadgets powered by people
By Cat DiStasioPeople power is perhaps one of the world's greatest untapped sources of renewable energy. Smart devices that harness kinetic energy from everyday human activities help the environm...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The alcohol creating energy and removing pollution
Today on In Case You Missed It: The University of Colorado, Boulder is diving into a beer project with a surprising twist: Researchers have managed to use beer brewing runoff to grow a species of fung...
07:14 am -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget Coen brothers are writing 'Dark Web,' the Silk Road movie
Heads up, Fargo fans: Fox is making a movie called Dark Web about Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, and the studio enlisted the help of the Coen brothers. The siblings are on board to write the film�...
03:22 am -04 - Sat, October 15, 2016
Engadget Kigali Amendment reached to cut use of planet-warming HFCs
Today, more than 170 nations have settled on a plan to cut the use of hydrofluorocarbons (or HFCs), a refrigerant that causes warming in the Earth's atmosphere. Called the Kigali Amendment for th...
09:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Tesla Model S is the best-selling US luxury sedan, by a wide margin
Third-quarter sales of the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan surged 59 percent from last year to 9,156 units, the company confirmed to Autoblog today. The sales are about five percent more than our ...
07:07 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget The FBI served Google with a secret subpoena
Tucked into Google's latest bi-annual transparency report, the search behemoth quietly revealed that it received a secret subpoena from the FBI sometime during the first half of 2015. While the s...
06:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Xbox Elite controller opens up games to people with disabilities
AbleGamers program director Craig Kaufman knows he's done his job when a kid comes running up to him on a busy convention show floor and screams, "I can stab people now!""And I...
05:53 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Tencent to debut live-streaming WeChat drone at end of month
Tencent, the Chinese tech giant that owns League of Legends, Supercell Games and WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China, announced on Friday that it will release a consumer quadcopter by the ...
05:28 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Forget holograms, here's a 'floating e-ink' display
The amount of pixels in a display has been the source of forum flamewars since the advent of HDTV, which makes an experimental display technology from the University of Sussex so interesting. It'...
05:04 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Amazon to stream Ghibli-produced 'Ronja, the Robber's Daughter'
Amazon's children's video offerings are expanding once again. This time it's with an animated version of Ronja, the Robber's Daughter. That name might sound familiar if you were as...
04:41 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Don't panic: Spotify is having problems, but it's looking into it (update: it's back!)
As if this long, dark week couldn't get any worse, Spotify is dealing with some stability issues. Some people are still able to stream music, but plenty of people on Twitter are saying the servic...
04:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Lawmakers demand answers from White House over Yahoo emails
Four dozen members of the US House of Representatives, acting as a bipartisan bloc, have requested that the Obama Administration brief them on allegations that Yahoo improperly scanned user emails at ...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget 'Secure' apps in Google's Play Store are a crapshoot
Infosec Apple fanboys are not known for their empathy -- either for those who can't afford their holy high fetish of phone security (iPhone) or for those who simply can't stomach the ecosyst...
03:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights
In the wake of Samsung's global recall of the Galaxy Note 7, the US has now banned the device on all aircraft, even if they're turned off. Previously, the Federal Aviation Administration (FA...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Samsung introduces a gilded, more powerful Galaxy TabPro S
While your smartphone is headed back to meet its maker, Samsung is rolling out a flashier Gold Edition of its already svelte Galaxy TabPro S tablet. It's been less than a year since the PC replac...
03:11 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Germany urges Tesla owners to use extreme caution with Autopilot
Tesla's "Autopilot" feature (a driver assistance tool rather than something that truly lets the car drive itself) has come under fire in recent months. Earlier this year, a car using Au...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Fix up look sharp
Admittedly, I am extremely late to the party here but we just started watching Mr.Robot and holy cow is that ever a great show! I'm not sure I've ever been so impressed by the USA Network. I...
02:48 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget White House encourages local governments to embrace chatbots
The Obama Administration receives thousands of emails, phone calls and letters every day. And, since August, American citizens have been able to contact the president through Facebook as well, thanks ...
02:25 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Yahoo revived email forwarding so you can finally leave
After Yahoo disabled automatic mail forwarding earlier this week, the internet company has flipped the feature back on for all users. The company told Engadget that the move was part of "previous...
02:03 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Salesforce CEO says no to Twitter bid
It's official. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff told Financial Times that it will not be bidding on Twitter. On news that the CRM company was pulling out of the running, the social network's stoc...
01:48 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Google search results now include full localized ballot info
Google has been putting election-related information right at its users' fingertips in recent months -- the company made it easier to register to vote, has state-specific details on how to vote r...
01:26 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Brain-fixing injectable wires will soon be tested on humans
Last year, a team of Harvard University researchers revealed that they created a wire mesh doctors can inject into the brain to help treat Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. They alread...
01:10 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget The best webcams
By Kimber Streams This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.If you need a webcam for video calls, streaming, or recording,...
12:47 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Drones are delivering blood to hospitals in Rwanda
In Rwanda, transporting critical medicine and blood can be difficult if the patient is in a remote location. Heavy downpours can wash out the roads, and local hospitals are often too small to stock ev...
12:26 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Iron Man volunteers to voice Zuckerberg's JARVIS assistant
Mark Zuckerberg famously set himself a New Year's goal to create an AI assistant to control his house, and now that it's almost ready, he needs a voice for it. Naturally, Zuck enlisted Faceb...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget It's hard not to love Anki's adorable Cozmo robot
As someone raised on science fiction and the dream of advanced artificially intelligent robots, I couldn't help but fall for Anki's Cozmo. But really, that's not much of a surprise. The...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Anki's adorable Cozmo robot is hard not to love
As someone raised on science fiction and the dream of advanced artificially intelligent robots, I couldn't help but fall for Anki's Cozmo. But really, that's not much of a surprise. The...
11:47 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Even Windows 10 tablets get an Instagram app before the iPad
Instagram brought its filter-driven social network to Windows 10 mobile back in the spring and now it's doing the same for PCs and tablets running Microsoft's OS. The photo and video app is ...
11:24 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Ken Bone learns about election cycle scrutiny the hard way
Ken Bone became an internet sensation literally overnight following last Sunday's presidential debate, and as such he's been making the media rounds in a big way (and trying to cash in on hi...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: The iPhone 7 and Fitbit Charge 2
Well, well, well. After just a few months of phone releases and reviews, our smartphone buyer's guide section looks very different than it did recently. New to the guide, as you'd expect, ar...
10:44 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Vine's soundboard lets you add audio memes to your loops
Vine is a six-second comedy echo chamber. As soon as someone creates a meme-worthy joke, the punch line phrase, sound effect or editing technique spreads like wildfire. Usually it's mere imitatio...
10:23 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget 'Friday the 13th' game delayed to 2017
Friday the 13th: The Game will miss its 2016 release window, and is now scheduled for early 2017. The developer of the crowdfunded title announced the delay to Kickstarter backers, but softened the bl...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 10: Survivor
Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Chris Velazco join host Terrence O'Brien to debate Facebook's trending new problem and the true purpose of Twitter. Then they'll sift thro...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Relax while a robot takes care of your yard work
Today on In Case You Missed It: Kobi is a yard work robot that is purportedly able to clean leaves, mow the lawn and shovel snow, though the promo video shows it very briefly moving snow only, so stan...
09:15 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Smart sleeve warns you of impending forearm injuries
Wouldn't it be great if you could know that you're about to injure yourself moments before you actually do? A pair of students out of Rice University believe that they've developed a we...
08:55 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget This paper rolls up into an adjustable flashlight
The latest capsule collection from Design of Things (courtesy of design firm Nendo and Softbank) is just as fascinating as its 3D-printed, prune-able Bonsai trees announced last year. The Paper Torch ...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Apple adds SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus option in the US
Apple has started selling SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- on its US website, at least -- just like it did for the previous models. It's the way to go if you'd rather not be tied down with a ...
08:01 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Smart sensor helps you brew the perfect cup of tea
Given the quantity of gadgets specifically designed to brew the perfect coffee, it's easy to think the tech world hates tea. Thankfully, 42Tea's new brewing sensor is designed to let people ...
07:35 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Brobot can 'sweat' to do push-ups for longer
The Terminator may not feel remorse or pity, but does it even lift, bro? Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a robot called Kengoro that can sweat, helping it get through 11 minute...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Peek inside one of Nintendo's retro gaming vaults
What secrets lie inside Nintendo's offices? It's a question I ask myself regularly at night, clutching my new Nintendo 3DS and dreaming about a Metroid Prime sequel (Federation Force doesn&#...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Tesla rival's EV outed by public records request
Atieva is a Chinese company building an EV for the US market, and we're now getting a first look at its "Atvus" sedan, thanks to a public records search by Recode. The vehicle bears a p...
04:56 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Sony is releasing at least five mobile games in Asia
Sony's PlayStation division has finally revealed how it plans to conquer mobile device. According to Wall Street Journal, the unit aims to release five to six PS games for both iOS and Android de...
03:21 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Netflix reportedly spent $40 million on Chris Rock
Chris Rock has had well-known comedy specials on HBO like Bigger and Blacker and Never Scared, but in 2017 when he returns with his first special in eight years, it will be on Netflix. According to Th...
01:16 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget Google will launch dedicated search results for mobile
In a few months' time, you might notice getting different sets of search results on a phone and on a computer even if you use the same terms. That's because Google has decided to start index...
12:00 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget GM's car-sharing service Maven lands in San Francisco
There's a new option to getting around the streets of San Francisco. GM has announced the immediate availability of its car-sharing platform Maven in the City by the Bay. The automaker -- which h...
12:00 am -04 - Fri, October 14, 2016
Engadget GM's 'Maven' car-sharing service lands in San Francisco
There's a new option for getting around the streets of San Francisco. GM has announced the immediate availability of its car-sharing platform Maven in the City by the Bay. The automaker -- which ...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget The Weeknd's new music video is the FPS you never wanted to play
Canadian music artist The Weeknd dropped a music video today for his just-released single False Alarm, and it's a doozy -- a bank heist gone bloody from a gun-toting robber's first-person pe...
10:54 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget HP will cut up to 4,000 jobs over the next 3 years
HP is no stranger to large-scale job cuts, and it's unfortunately gearing up for another round. A filing from the PC maker (not the split-off enterprise company) has revealed that it plans to cut...
10:13 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Evernote fixes bug that could wreck your Mac's notes
If you use Evernote for Mac to organize your life, you'll want to update the app as soon as you can. The note-taking and sharing service is telling macOS users that it has fixed an app bug that ...
09:29 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget PS4 adds 360-degree videos and photos in time for PSVR
Now that the PSVR has finally been released to the public, Sony can now bring new PS4 features online that take advantage of the new peripheral. A few of these come in an update to the console's ...
08:43 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Mars astronauts could use VR to remind them of home
To put it mildly, Mars astronauts are likely to feel isolation on a level that even the most daring space explorers can't understand. How do you feel connected when Earth is just a dot in the sk...
07:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Who's still using Windows Phones? The NYPD.
Microsoft may have all but given up on Windows Phones, but rookies in the New York City Police Department are now getting them with their gun and badge. As CNET reports, the NYPD only started handing ...
07:13 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Ken Bone may have violated FTC rules with Uber tweet
Ken Bone's overnight fame looks to have already soured. As VICE reports, Bone's tweet for the UBERSelect service in St. Louis, where last Sunday's presidential debate was held, did not ...
07:13 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Ken Bone may have violated FTC rules with Uber tweet (update)
Ken Bone's overnight fame looks to have already soured. As VICE reports, Bone's tweet for the UBERSelect service in St. Louis, where last Sunday's presidential debate was held, did not ...
06:26 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Neural implants and robot arms allow paralyzed man to feel again
After breaking his neck more than a decade ago, Nathan Copeland has finally regained his sense of touch. The only catch is that those feeling are fake -- artificially generated by a robotic arm and an...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on an iPad Pro 9.7
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...
05:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Google highlights fact-checking stories one month before election
This year's US presidential election is one of the most acrimonious in memory, with not a day going by without one campaign accusing the other of outrageous falsehood (some more than others). Wit...
04:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Yahoo email breach could put Verizon deal in jeopardy
After Verizon announced a $4.83 billion deal to acquire former internet giant Yahoo, troubles the former company faced quickly came to light. Now the wireless carrier says that Yahoo's 2014 email...
04:26 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget 4Chan may have wiped Clinton campaign chief's iPhone
Hillary Clinton's campaign chief, John Podesta, might be having a particularly lousy week. In the wake of WikiLeaks dumps revealing Podesta's email and the sensitive account details inside, ...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Google's memory-boosted AI could help you navigate the subway
Modern neural networks are good at making quick, reactive decisions and recognizing patterns, but they're not very skilled at the careful, deliberate thought that you need for complex choices. Go...
03:29 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Pandora's iMessage app lets you share songs and stickers
Yesterday, Pandora unveiled a new brand image, but today they're actually putting some new features into the app. iOS users now have access to an iMessage app that easily lets you share what you&...
03:10 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly wants to use changeable E Ink keyboards
Apple's plans for advanced laptop controls may extend beyond that rumored OLED touch strip. Both 9to5Mac and TrustedReviews report that Apple has been in talks to use a laptop version of Sonder D...
02:49 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Smart trash can helps educate reluctant recyclers
France and recycling go together like hammers and fromage frais, which is why the country has some of the worst recycling rates in Europe. Local startup Uzer is hoping to encourage better habits with ...
02:26 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook Video now plays nice with Chromecast and Apple TV
If you've been dying to get Chewbacca Mom on your television, the latest update to Facebook's video product is directed at you. Starting today, you can now send Facebook videos to your nearb...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Tinder 'Smart Photos' uses swipe data to select your best pic
When you're swiping through Tinder it's pretty easy to dismiss someone based on their first photo. Maybe it's poorly compressed, from the delivery room or the church steps on a person&#...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Twitter picks horse racing for its first global sports stream
Twitter has made a big deal out of streaming sports in the US, but anywhere else? Not so much, unless you count a Wimbledon experience that avoided showing the live games themselves. However, that...
01:39 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget US National Archives gets into the historical GIF game
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) serves as America's historian, cataloging and preserving the nation's most precious documents, audio and video recordings. On Thursday...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Twitter teams with BuzzFeed for a live election night stream
Twitter doesn't want its live US election coverage to stop with the debates. It's partnering with BuzzFeed News on a show for election night, November 8th. Visit Twitter starting at 6PM Ea...
12:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Original PS3 owners can file claims in the 'Other OS' lawsuit
After more than six years, Sony agreed to pay out millions to settle the class-action lawsuit surrounding its removal of the "install other OS" feature from the PS3 in 2010. Now owners of th...
12:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Blue dye could help keep Ebola doctors safe
If you're unfortunate enough to wind up in hospital with a dangerous infectious disease like Ebola, then keep an eye on what your doctors are wearing. If their hazmat suits are smeared with blue ...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget The foldable, fully-enclosed Passport drone is yours for $549
Foldability is all the hype in the drone world these days, as is the case with the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic. But before these two were announced, we already heard about Zero Zero Robotics' H...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Streaming to Periscope is no longer confined to phones
Twitter's live-streaming service is moving beyond the phone. Today, Periscope CEO, Kayvon Beykpour, announced that Periscope will stream videos from, well anything. The new "Producer" f...
11:45 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Linksys boosts the speed of its customizable WRT router
Linksys has launched a new router in its WRT lineup beloved by WiFi tweaking aficionados. The WRT3200ACM has more bandwidth for its Tri-Band 802.11AC tech, amping the max speed to 2.6 Gbps, double the...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Science creates a cast that lets you scratch those itches
If you made a list of things that sucked about breaking your arm, the fiberglass cast to heal you would be close to the top. You can't shower with it, you can't get at your skin and you wind...
11:14 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent says it's not killing its streaming media service
Last week, Variety published a report detailing some internal turmoil at BitTorrent: the company's CEOs had both reportedly been fired, the recently-launched BitTorrent Now initiative was dead an...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget LightRail art installation aims to bring San Francisco together
San Francisco's Market Street cuts through the center of the city, from the Embarcadero to the Castro. It's a microcosm of the highs and lows of not just the city, but the entire Bay Area. F...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Steam will soon natively support PlayStation 4 controllers
While it's been possible to link a DualShock 4 to a PC to play Steam games, the functionality has been provided by third-party apps, not the companies themselves. Luckily, that will soon change, ...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Astronomers spot a tiny dwarf planet beyond Pluto
Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea have another possible candidate to consider for their dwarf planet squad. A team of researchers have discovered the new, tiny candidate deep within the Kuiper b...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Save items to your Todoist lists with the Amazon Echo
Todoist is one of the more full-featured to-do services out there, and it's available on nearly every platform out there. Whether you use Mac or Windows, iOS or Android, Todoist has you covered. ...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: End forgetfulness with the e-version of a Post-It.
Today on In Case You Missed It: A German researcher developed a digital Post-It note that never dies as long as the small solar panel gets sunlight. They can be stuck just about anywhere. Meanwhile, E...
09:16 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Soylent recalls its food bars aftermaking some customers sick
You probably shouldn't eat one of Soylent's recently-launched food bars. The company is halting sales, and recalling existing bars following reports of of customers getting sick after eating...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Shazam adds in-app music video channels
You still probably got Shazam pegged as the app to launch when you want to ID a song. And it still does that, expect it now also comes with a bunch of extra features. The latest addition to its offeri...
08:40 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live will host a collaborative escape room game today
If you enjoy live action room experiences (think zombies, puzzles etc) or fancy yourself as a bit of an armchair detective, it might be worth tuning into a first-of-its-kind Facebook Live stream later...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Inside the redesigned Apple Store on Regent Street
Soon, Apple's store on Regent Street, London, will re-open to the public. The gadget mecca has been given a radical makeover, retiring the old glass staircase and much of the first floor. In thei...
08:23 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget The second trailer for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is here
Disney has dropped the latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, showing more of the main characters and building on details revealed in the last one. The film -- which arrives on December 16th...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Apple Store fires staff for stealing customers' private pics
Another Apple Store in Australia is embroiled in a scandal, and this time, it involves explicit photos. According to Courier Mail (membership required), the Carindale Apple Store in Queensland fired f...
05:50 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget You can't explore PSVR's dinosaur planet until November
Until scientists successfully resurrect dinosaurs, interacting with them in VR is going to be the closest we get to going up close and personal with the terrible thunder lizards. But if you were hopin...
04:31 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Google Photos will animate your videos too
The latest AI-powered upgrade for Google Photos brings four tricks. In a blog post today, we learned about four new features for the service, including the simplest one, which autodetects sideways pic...
04:09 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Samsung offers Note 7 owners $100 off another Galaxy phone
In an attempt to keep users, Samsung is issuing a $100 credit to exchange the defective Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 Edge or other Samsung device. By comparison, it'll give you just $25 if you s...
03:09 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget US couriers issue strict guidelines for returning your Galaxy Note 7
If you can't walk into your carrier's store to turn in a Galaxy Note 7 in person, you'll have to ask them for Samsung's fire-proof box and wait for it to come in. FedEx and UPS hav...
01:28 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget Space rocks form more craters on the moon than we expected
We might see the moon every night, but we still don't know everything about our planet's faithful companion. For instance, a team of Arizona State University astronomers have discovered that...
12:39 am -04 - Thu, October 13, 2016
Engadget First season of 'Hitman' ends on Halloween, in Japan
The first season of Hitman's episodic experiment comes to a close on October 31st -- no tricks. This final installment takes place in Hokkaido, Japan and according to publisher Square Enix, it�...
10:52 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Terahertz radiation could speed up computer memory by 1000 times
One area limiting speed in personal computing speed is memory -- specifically, how quickly individual memory cells can be switched, which is currently done using an external magnetic field. European a...
08:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook triggered a spike in US voter registration
How well do those online voter registration campaigns work, really? Better than you might think. Both officials and the Center for Election Innovation &amp; Research report that Facebook's ...
07:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Valve's next VR hardware could be a wrist-mounted controller
If last week's Oculus Connect left you hungry for more news about virtual reality, maybe news of a new hardware out of Valve's Steam Dev Days will do the trick. Perhaps the biggest tidbit is...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook says it shouldn't pay back taxes from Irish loophole
Apple and Google aren't the only big tech companies fighting against requests to pay back taxes they allegedly racked up through loopholes. Filings obtained by Ars Technica show that Facebook is ...
05:51 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Microsoft was working on a Band that tracked your swimming
Just because Microsoft axed its Band wearable doesn't mean that there wasn't another Band in the works. Windows Central forum goer FUD Hater has posted what he says are details and images o...
05:26 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook is still trending fake news stories
It's been six weeks after Facebook's "trending topics" section was publicly called out for promoting a blatantly false story about Megyn Kelly and very little -- if anything -- has...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Watch as Murs livestreams a world record 24-hour rap session
In what could be one of this week's most entertaining livestreamed events: LA-based rapper Murs is currently in the middle of a marathon, possibly record-setting YouTube-broadcasted rap session. ...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Oculus' plan to rule VR is to throw more money at it
Oculus is the first company to help ship more than one virtual reality headset. In the past year alone, it's collaborated on two smartphone-powered versions of the Samsung Gear VR as well as the ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget VR at comic cons isn't worth the hassle
There was plenty to see at this year's New York Comic Con, from the stars of the newest Netflix shows, to elaborate cosplay of superheroes and giant robots. However, it seemed like quite a few ex...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Jackbox releases its latest party game pack on October 18th
You may not be all that familiar with Jackbox Games, but it has quite the following: party games like Quiplash have helped it stand out in a sea of indie studios. And it's about to make it a litt...
03:06 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Comcast set-top boxes now offer detailed stats for more sports
Did you like the abundance of stats while watching the Rio Olympics on Comcast? If so, you're in for a treat from now on. Comcast is rolling out those same on-screen stats for every sport its X1 ...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Google and Facebook team up on a direct connection to Asia
Google and Facebook are looking to speed up their connection to Hong Kong. According to an announcement today, the two internet giants have teamed up with the Pacific Light Data Communications Company...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Colorado researchers turn beer waste into battery electrodes
In the beer-friendly state of Colorado, researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder have turned brewery runoff into something with a different sort of buzz: low-cost lithium-ion battery electrod...
01:59 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Twitter's Flight developer conference was scrapped this year
For the past two years, Twitter has put on a big show called Flight to dazzle mobile app makers with new tools and highlight new shifts in strategy. This year, though, Flight is grounded. Twitter conf...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget The Galaxy Note 7's death creates an environmental mess
Samsung's decision to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 and recover remaining units isn't just a blow to smartphone fans... it's not so hot for the environment, either. Experts speaking to...
01:17 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Verizon now says the Pixel will get Android updates immediately
Since it was announced that Verizon was the only US carrier selling Google's new Pixel smartphone directly, there's been some confusion about what that'll mean for Android updates. Orig...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Google Sprayscapes lets you build surreal 360-degree landscapes
Google has long held a reputation for being an experimental company, so it was notable that it felt the need to build Android Experiments, the platform it launched last year to show developers how wei...
12:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget The White House reveals proposals to research and fund AI
President Barack Obama's administration believes that artificial intelligence can be a positive force in the United States, vastly improving specialized areas within health care, transportation, ...
12:12 pm -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Pandora rebrand hints at its future in on-demand music
Pandora has been promising a big shift to on-demand music ever since it bought Rdio in 2015, and it's hinting at that sea change through a very conspicuous way: its branding. The company has give...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell launches a VR company
Atari's Nolan Bushnell is busier than ever these days -- in addition to his mobile game efforts, the video game pioneer is launching a virtual reality company. Modal VR is promising a combination...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget BMW's motorcycle of the future doesn't require a helmet
BMW has unveiled a slew of concept vehicles to mark its 100th birthday, but its fourth and last example might be the most daring. Its new Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle would supposedly b...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo Dot review (2016): Forget the Echo. Buy this instead.
The robot assistants we were promised as children are finally ready for the home. Well, sort of. Instead of walking, talking humanoid automatons like Rosie from The Jetsons and Robby the Robot from Lo...
10:43 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Apple will build an R&D center in China's Silicon Valley
Apple needs China a little more than China needs Apple, which is why the company is bending over backwards to show some love to the Middle Kingdom. VentureBeat is reporting that the iPhone maker will ...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Muscle-mimicking soft robots can help with physical therapy
Some soft robots can wriggle into tight spots and swim like a real octopus. These ones developed by a team from the &Eacute;cole polytechnique f&eacute;d&eacute;rale de Lausanne (EPFL), ho...
09:55 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Google's Curio-Cit shows you a different side of Paris
Anyone can visit Paris, but even residents like myself can't just stroll into Mayor Hidalgo's office or go backstage (and underneath) the Op&eacute;ra Garnier, the venue that inspired Ph...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Family seamstresses will be replaced soon enough
Today on In Case You Missed It: Robots have finally gotten around the 'needing human assistance' thing when it comes to sewing clothing. The Sewbo is one such option, which can stitch togeth...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget ZTE's crowdsourced gadget competition is down to five
Since August, ZTE has been running an American Idol-style contest where, instead of singers, people are asked to judge the firm's future product development. Users were asked to suggest plausible...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's HoloLens is now available to pre-order in Europe
With all of the hype around VR, it's easy to forget Microsoft's push into augmented reality (AR). Today, the company is launching HoloLens pre-orders in a bunch of new countries, including A...
07:32 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Tesla Roadster prototype up for auction starting at $1 million
Tesla's Roadster is a seminal electric car, but it's not exactly a vintage model -- it first went on sale in 2008. So how does user "Jester944" justify the $1 million minimum bid f...
07:16 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget UK calls for a taskforce to keep AI and robots in check
While artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are starting to play a more valuable role in people's lives, a new report states that the UK is ill-prepared for an inevitable autonomous future. T...
06:31 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget RED's latest modular cameras pack 8K 'Helium' sensors
RED's new 8K Weapon and Epic-W cameras with the new "Helium" sensors are now shipping, giving cinematographers up to 35-megapixel RAW images at 60 frames per second. The $49,500 and $29...
05:31 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Note 7 crisis will cost at least $2.34 billion
Do you know what's really bad for your business? Selling a smartphone with a tendency to explode in your customer's pockets. That's why Samsung has revised its quarterly profit guidance...
04:32 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Boeing pushes space taxi's first ISS mission to late 2018
Boeing's CS-100 Starliner won't be ferrying astronauts to the ISS until December 2018 (or maybe even later), according to Aviation Week. The aerospace corp was supposed to help end NASA'...
03:01 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Amazon's standalone music streaming service is finally here
Based on a string of rumors that began circulating in January of this year, it was only a matter of time before Amazon rolled out its fully fledged music service. And today is that day. Enter Amazon M...
12:44 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget Graphene-fed silkworms can spin super threads
Turns out graphene, the wonder material with so many potential applications, is also the secret sauce to making tougher silk. A team of scientists from Tsinghua University in Beijing successfully crea...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, October 12, 2016
Engadget HP's new laptops and all-in-one are slimmer than ever
Just as it did last year, HP is updating its convertible, all-in-one and thin-and-light laptop again. This time, the company is making sure its devices are (more than) slim enough for your bags and cr...
10:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget NYT: Samsung engineers can't replicate Galaxy Note 7 problems
Even though Galaxy Note 7 production has shut down and the phones should be on their way back to Samsung in fireproof boxes, the question of how everything went so wrong has yet to be answered. When i...
10:06 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget The original 'Red Dead' is on PlayStation 4
Sure, Xbox One owners have been able to play Red Dead Redemption since this summer, but Sony fans have been left out in the cold on PlayStation 4. Well, that's sort of changing. The game's p...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Royal Caribbean uses fuel cells to power cleaner cruise ships
It's not just ground-based transportation that could stand to benefit from clean-running fuel cells. Cruise ship operator Royal Caribbean has revealed that it's developing a new class of sh...
07:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget 'Cuphead' and its deal with the devil pushed into 2017
Chalk up another high-profile indie game being delayed. This time it's Cuphead, the platformer styled after 1930's animation (think: Steamboat Willie and Betty Boop). The Steam and Xbox game...
07:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget CBS All Access starts streaming on your PS4
Relax, American PlayStation fans, you don't have to worry about missing out on Star Trek: Discovery when your Xbox One-toting friends start watching. CBS has rolled out All Access on the PS4, gi...
06:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Hashtags help survivors break their silence
Last Friday, the Washington Post revealed a video recorded in 2005 of Donald Trump and Access Hollywood co-host Billy Bush engaged in a lewd and crass discussion about women. Caught on a hot mic, Trum...
05:53 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Skin-grown cells could help you recover from heart attacks
Scientists have taken numerous shots at repairing hearts following heart attacks, but an experimental approach might do a better job than most. Japanese researchers are developing a technique that rep...
05:35 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Comic books come to VR through an app
You may have felt immersed in a comic book before, but never quite so literally as this. Madefire has released a free Gear VR preview app that lets you read its Motion Books in virtual reality. As you...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget MIT's Foundry software is the 'Photoshop of 3D printing'
Because the materials from a 3D printer aren't the most functional, their output has largely been limited to prototyping in the past. That should change in the near future with devices like MIT&#...
04:58 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget YouTube acquires FameBit to help creators get that brand money
YouTubers looking to get some of that sweet brand advertiser budget should now have an easier time finding sponsors for their work. Google announced today that YouTube has acquired FameBit, "a te...
04:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Western Digital finally offers a consumer SSD
Western Digital has enjoyed a long run supplying data drives for all markets, but had stubbornly resisted releasing solid-state ones for consumers. This was an odd position back in 2008 when the techn...
04:23 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Download Android 7.1 Nougat in beta later this month
Android version 7.0 Nougat launched to all devices at the end of August, offering some long-overdue quality-of-life upgrades. Weeks later at their Made By Google event, the tech giant teased the mobil...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Auto supplier wants to make LiDAR cheaper for automakers
Infineon announced on Monday that it is buying Innoluce BV, a Dutch company that manufactures teensy LiDAR modules, in hopes of using the technology to bring self-driving car technology into the mains...
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Samsung's built-in smart appliances blend in with your decor
Smart home appliances are all well and good, but they're rarely options if you need or prefer that machinery built-in. What if your oven has to blend in neatly with the kitchen? Samsung wants t...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Sony's PlayStation VR teardown video is a soothing diversion
Sony's PlayStation VR headset might not have the graphics horsepower of the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, but the lower price tag, the widely available PS4 hardware and bigger game selection make ...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Samsung ships fire-proof boxes and gloves to recover Note 7s
If you purchased a Galaxy Note 7 from a US carrier or retailer, you can (and should) return it to a store immediately. If you bought the phone straight from Samsung, though, the process was a little t...
02:34 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' celebrates Halloween with ghoulish Loot Boxes
If the buzz around the Olympics wasn't enough to get you spending cold hard cash on a bunch of Summer Games Loot Boxes, Blizzard hopes its Halloween-themed Overwatch event might do the trick. Aft...
02:13 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget A second hacking group is targeting bank systems
It's bad enough that one hacker group has been wreaking havoc on banking systems worldwide, but it's apparently getting worse. Security firm Symantec reports that a second group, Odinaff, ha...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Amazon reportedly plans to open convenience stores
Amazon's plan to be a one-stop food shop may extend well beyond those rumored drive-up grocery stores. Wall Street Journal sources claim that Amazon hopes to open convenience stores where you�...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Jack Dorsey calls Twitter the 'people's news network'
One of the reasons that Twitter has struggled with its investors is because nobody, not even its leaders, really knows what Twitter is for. In a memo sent around to employees, CEO Jack Dorsey seems to...
12:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Sony's 'EmojiMovie' looks terrifying
If you've ever wondered what emojis would look like if they were anthropomorphized as mutated Pac-Man characters, just take a look at the first image from Sony's upcoming Emojimovie: Express...
12:31 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget FCC fines Comcast $2.3 million for shady billing practices (updated)
Comcast is no stranger to customer complaints, but today the service provider's practices cost it $2.3 million. That fine will settle an FCC investigation into whether the company was charging it...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Google's Project Fi now has family plans
If you don't use a ton of data, Google's Project Fi (a cell phone service that jumps between Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular, depending on signal strength) is one of the better deals in wir...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Sports Illustrated captured a full Mount Everest climb in VR
Thanks to virtual reality, viewers have the opportunity to visit places they would like never have the chance to see in real life. Sports Illustrated and Endemol are teaming up for another one of thos...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Dropbox for iOS lets you sign PDFs, adds iMessage app
Dropbox isn't a company that makes flashy, high-profile changes to its products. Instead, they're all about refinement, making small changes over time that end up making things faster and ea...
11:56 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget ACLU: Police use Twitter, Facebook data to track protesters
According to an ACLU blog post published on Tuesday, law enforcement officials implemented a far-reaching surveillance program to track protesters in both Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD during their r...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Scientists want to send a telescope to Alpha Centauri
It used to be that if NASA didn't want to do something, it didn't get done, but we're a long way from those days. The agency doesn't believe that there's currently enough valu...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Scientists want to send a telescope to photograph Alpha Centauri
It used to be that if NASA didn't want to do something, it didn't get done, but we're a long way from those days. The agency doesn't believe that there's currently enough valu...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget As the Note 7 dies will Google inherit the Android kingdom?
Samsung just officially ended the Note 7, barely two months after it launched. The full implications for Samsung are yet to be seen, but it's undeniably a huge blow to its mobile reputation. When...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Sprint offers high school students a million free wireless devices
In an effort to help bridge America's digital divide, Sprint announced today that it will provide a million wireless devices and service to disadvantaged high school students. Dubbed the "1M...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a wireless surround sound system courtesy Polk Audio!
Surround sound is a wonderful thing, especially when you can have it in your own home. Running wires, sometimes across the center of a room to hook up your satellite speakers, however, is rarely ideal...
10:56 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget YouTube stomped TV in the second presidential debate
Did you choose to watch coverage of the second US presidential debate on your computer or phone instead of your TV? You're not alone... in fact, you might be in the majority. YouTube reports that...
10:56 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget YouTube stomped TV in the second presidential debate (updated)
Did you choose to watch coverage of the second US presidential debate on your computer or phone instead of your TV? You're not alone... in fact, you might be in the majority. YouTube reports that...
10:36 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Samsung crams LTE into a tiny smartwatch chip
Samsung's mobile division is in crisis mode right now, so of course the company is happy to talk about one division that is doing well: chips. It just unveiled the Exynos 7 Dual 7270, which is no...
10:09 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget President Obama outlines vision for sending humans to Mars
This morning, CNN published a piece by President Barack Obama in which he outlines plans to get human to Mars in the 2030s. It gives a bit more detail to desires expressed by the president for years n...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Cassia Hub handles multi-room audio with any Bluetooth speakers
We first met the Cassia Hub back at CES, a device that offered the similar connectivity to a WiFi router but for Bluetooth. Now the company is announcing a new feature that will allow owners of that B...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The ESA's mission to Mars launches next week
Today on In Case You Missed It: The European Space Agency and Russia are joining up to launch their ExoMars project next week, which will look for traces of extraterrestrial life on the red planet. Me...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Dating app Hinge ditches flings for relationships
Between Tinder, Bumble, OKCupid and the plethora of dating apps available, finding someone to hook up with has never been easier. But the endless supply of options has also made it much harder to conn...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Netatmo's home monitor tracks air quality, humidity and more
While it's far from a new idea, home air quality monitoring has seen something of a resurgence of late. Dyson in particular has been pushing pollution awareness alongside its range of purifiers, ...
08:41 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Netgear security camera is wireless, ultra-wide and weatherproof
Look, we know -- it's hard to get excited about home security cameras. However, Netgear is determined to stand out with a camera that ticks virtually every checkbox on the list. Its new Arlo Pro ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Tile unveils a smaller take on its original bluetooth tracker
In the three years since it first introduced its Bluetooth trackers, Tile has accepted that less can be more and worked to reduce the profile of its location-aware squares. Less than two months ago, w...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Top chicken producer pours money into plant-based meat
Tyson Foods is known for its chickens, nuggets, beef and pork, but it sounds like it doesn't consider mock meat makers to be its nemesis. In fact, it has poured money into Beyond Meat, enough to ...
05:44 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good
For the sake of consumer safety, Samsung has "permanently discontinued" production of the Galaxy Note 7, the company told Engadget in a short statement. The news comes shortly after it halte...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget 'Robot Wars' is coming back for another season
The Robot Wars reboot, it's fair to say, went a little better than the new-look Top Gear. While Chris Evans and chums were panned by petrolheads -- leading to dismal ratings and the departure of ...
04:55 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Casual 'Pokemon Go' trainers now have a fighting chance
Pok&eacute;mon Go players know if their pocket monster is a catch and even have one of them scurry behind your avatar. The latest update is aimed at balancing the in-game battles, giving the Pidge...
04:10 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget IMAX VR is coming to Manchester this year
IMAX is teaming up with Odeon to launch a pilot "VR centre" in the UK. The new facility, based at the Printworks multiplex in Manchester, will house modular "pods" that can be adap...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Skype's live translations are now available in Russian
Since launching last year, Microsoft has steadily been building out Skype's automatic live-translating ability, and making it even easier to speak with more people around the world. The feature, ...
02:15 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Oculus disables Gear VR app on Samsung's Galaxy Note 7
Oculus has pushed an update to the Galaxy Note 7 that disables the Gear VR app on the device, according to several sources. Instead of loading the app, it shows a message (above) stating that "un...
01:39 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries
When Microsoft envisioned the medical world embracing HoloLens in the future, it wasn't kidding around. Duke University is testing the augmented reality headset as an assistive tool for difficult...
12:31 am -04 - Tue, October 11, 2016
Engadget Nature documentary 'Planet Earth II' looks absolutely stunning
For people who love showing off their high-end A/V gear, documentaries from BBC Earth are about as good as it gets for infinitely rewatchable reference material. But the clock ticks ever forward and s...
11:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Theranos faces lawsuit from a major investor
When Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes announced that the company was shifting its focus, she said her team is lucky to have investors who believe in its mission. But there's at least one major i...
10:03 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Apple suspends developer account over 'review fraud'
Review fraud is a hot topic of late. Both Amazon and Steam are dealing with it in their own ways, and now Apple is jumping into the fray with the creator of the dev-tool, Dash. Apple removed the appli...
09:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget What's on your TV: 'Gears 4,' 'Falling Water,' 'Mascots'
Gears of War is back, and ready for players on Xbox One. We've had a chance to play it a bit, and the HDR graphics along with the audio are both impressive, while the gameplay brings the best of ...
08:42 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Note 7 catches fire, but the damage isn't done
When Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launched earlier in the fall, we loved it. So did a lot of others, critics and consumers alike. Then the reports of battery-related fires started rolling in. Just wee...
07:42 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget AA batteries power Bastl Instrument's pocket-sized synth
Teenage Engineering's Pocket Operators offer tiny battery-powered synths and a range of sounds across a collection of six devices that cost $59 each. Czech synthesizer company Bastl Instruments h...
06:56 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Yahoo Mail disabled forwarding, good luck switching now
The Yahoo email hack and government surveillance claims aren't going to go away no matter how much CEO Marissa Mayer wants them to. For users trying to flee the service, the beleaguered internet ...
06:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Samsung stops Galaxy Note 7 sales, owners should 'power down'
That's it for the Galaxy Note 7 -- Samsung just issued a statement saying it's asking "all global partners to stop sales and exchanges of Galaxy Note 7 while further investigation takes...
06:12 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Netflix borrows from YouTube for its children's programming
Netflix's new strategy for content: don't just spoof YouTube, borrow from it. To flesh out its children's programming, the world's biggest streaming service has just licensed the Y...
05:40 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Memes made the presidential debate great again
There's something magical about an inside joke. A good inside joke reminds friends that no matter what happens, you'll always have that moment when you were completely in sync, united by lau...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Our fingerprints, eyes and faces will replace passwords
Passwords are a pain in the ass. They're either easy to crack or hard to remember, and when breaches occur you have to come up with a whole new one. So people are trying to do away with passwords...
04:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Samsung's cylindrical PC looks like a very trendy trash can
Apple, HP and MSI aren't the only ones big on super-stylish, trash can-shaped desktop PCs. Samsung has quietly started taking pre-orders for the ArtPC Pulse, a cylindrical computer that bears mor...
04:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget You can now pre-order Oculus Touch controllers for $199
At last week's Oculus Connect, the virtual reality company revealed that its Touch motion controllers would arrive December 6th. You don't have to wait until then to make your purchase thoug...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget GM: you won't buy self-driving cars at dealerships for a while
Do you dream of having a self-driving car in your driveway, ready to whisk you away at a moment's notice? You might have to keep dreaming for a while. GM president Dan Ammann tells Business Ins...
03:05 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Thousands pay tribute to famous Twitch gamer in live funeral
Philip Klemenov, a well-known pro gamer and livestreamer who went by "Phizzurp," had his life tragically cut short when he died in a car accident on October 2nd. However, his passing is a...
02:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Cyanogen ditches its mobile OS in favor of a modular strategy
Cyanogen is abandoning its dreams of becoming the third big mobile platform in favor of rolling out a modular approach to smartphone software customization. The Cyanogen Modular OS program empowers de...
02:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Facebook at Work officially launches as 'Workplace'
Right on schedule, Facebook's private social networks for companies officially launched today. After several years in private beta, the company's Slack and Yammer competitor is now known sim...
01:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget 'Maguss' wants your help bringing its mobile spellcasting to life
If you like the idea of a Harry Potter-like mobile spellcasting game and aren't that attached to J.K. Rowling's universe, you can now plunk down some cash to get it. The Maguss team has laun...
01:20 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Google Assistant is getting a sense of humor from 'The Onion'
As Google Home gets closer to launch, the AI assistant is not only getting smarter, but also a little more friendly and -- hopefully -- a whole lot funnier. As the Wall Street Journal's Christoph...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget The best pressure cooker
By Lesley StocktonThis 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 40 hours of research and testing&mda...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget YouTube says some games are weirdly popular by region
Some games are universal -- Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto, for instance, are popular in almost every country despite being different from each other in nearly every way. Pok&eacute;mon Go is also...
11:35 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Google's search engine now converts color values
There are plenty of nerdy things that Google's search engine can do, and the latest is a peach if you're a graphic designer. If you type in "RGB to Hex," you'll be shown a col...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget MegaBots forced to scrap its 'unsafe' combat robot
Building a robot that can do battle Pacific Rim-style is harder than it looks. The biggest problem? Keeping the pilot alive, apparently. MegaBots -- the US half of a proposed mecha duel -- is scrappin...
10:35 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Olloclip's new lenses attach quickly to your iPhone 7
Now that there are new iPhones with revised cameras, many smartphone photographers are going to want new Olloclip lenses. Thankfully, they've arrived... and Olloclip didn't just tweak the c...
09:33 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's reworked Paint app lets you draw with 3D objects
Microsoft is working on an overhaul of its Paint app for Windows 10, and it might just be worth a look if you're a casual creator. WindowsBlogItalia has leaked an early test version of the softw...
08:59 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget VR model of Auschwitz helps convict Nazi war criminal
German police have used VR forensics tech to prosecute a Nazi war criminal who worked at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The team from the Bavarian state crime office (LKA), led by investig...
07:59 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget The 'Inside' soundtrack was created with a human skull
Inside, the mysterious puzzle platformer by Playdead, continues the dark and isolating tone of its predecessor, Limbo. Much of the game's atmosphere can be attributed to the soundtrack, which off...
06:58 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget UK targets doxxing, hashtags and more in online troll crackdown
Over the course of the year, the UK government has attempted to crack down internet abuse by introducing new guidelines for prosecutors and forming a new troll-hunting police unit. Those updates ensur...
05:55 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Spy photos capture Google's self-driving Chrysler minivans
Google will soon have self-driving minivans on the roads, judging by spy shots leaked by Electrek. The photos, taken from a Google facility in Mountain View, show a half-dozen Chrysler Pacifica vans b...
04:15 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Indiana Pacers use AI to help you get hot dogs faster
Among the hassles you deal with at sports events, waiting in line is one of the most annoying. What if you miss the start of play because you had to satisfy a hot dog craving? The Indiana Pacers wan...
02:21 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget 'Battlefield 1' helps you make movies on your game console
PC gamers have long had tools to make professional-looking movies. Console players, however, haven't had much luck... it's usually either raw gameplay or nothing. DICE and EA want to give ...
12:18 am -04 - Mon, October 10, 2016
Engadget Lady Gaga album leaks through Amazon's Echo speaker
Lady Gaga is starting to reveal some of the songs on her upcoming album Joanne, but it might not be quite the controlled release she was hoping for. Fans with Amazon's Echo speakers recently disc...
10:49 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget BioWare's 'Jade Empire' gets another shot at life on iOS
BioWare is virtually synonymous with Mass Effect and Dragon Age these days, but it has had its share of experiments. Remember Jade Empire, its China-inspired (and critically well-received) action rol...
10:05 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Samsung reportedly halts Galaxy Note 7 production
After more reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones catching fire, Yonhap News reports that Samsung has temporarily suspended production. The Korean paper cited an anonymous source working at one o...
09:22 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Chrome's December update will be less of a memory hog
Google has spent a while reducing Chrome's sometimes notorious demands on your system, but it knows that its web browser still needs some work. Accordingly, the upcoming Chrome 55 will include a...
07:54 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget HTC's Android Wear smartwatch emerges in a photo leak
HTC has had on-again, off-again plans for a smartwatch for years, but it looks like something is finally starting to materialize. A Weibo user has posted what are claimed to be photos of the "Ha...
07:54 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget HTC's Android Wear watch emerges in a photo leak
HTC has had on-again, off-again plans for a smartwatch for years, but it looks like something is finally starting to materialize. A Weibo user has posted what are claimed to be photos of the "Hal...
06:26 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget GE made an oilfield drone that can sniff out gas leaks
At the opening of GE's new oil and gas R&amp;D center in Oklahoma, the multi-business company has also presented its new methane-sniffing helicopter drone called "Raven." GE started...
04:55 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Tesla drops the entry-level Model X 60D from its lineup
We hope you weren't scrimping and saving to put the entry-level Model X in your driveway. Tesla has quietly dropped the 60D version of its electric crossover, leaving the 75D as your only choice....
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Disney's one-legged robot will hop its way into your heart
Disney's research division revealed last year that one of the company's goals is to bring its fictional characters to life... as robots. Well, folks, we may now be witnessing the birth of a ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget How to watch the second US presidential debate
The second US presidential debate promises to draw even more attention than the first. On top of giving Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump a chance to adjust their strategies, there's a switch to a...
12:45 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Tesla is holding a 'product unveiling' on October 17th
This October is a busy month for Tesla. On top of a SolarCity-linked event on the 28th, the company's Elon Musk has revealed that there's a Tesla-specific "product unveiling" event...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's guide to making your own Halloween costume
It's almost time for Halloween! Ben and Karen put their heads together to design an electronics superhero costume, filled with sound effects and highlighted with electroluminescent wire. Ben star...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget After Math: Ooooohhh, numbers!
It's been a big week for counting. IBM laid out $200 million in Watson research, Amazon dropped the price of its fresh produce deliveries, Oculus unveiled a slew of new accessories for its VR hea...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Mobile, sun-seeking gardens, and more in the week that was
The Fisker Karma was one of the world's hottest plug-in hybrid supercars when it debuted in 2011 - and now its creator Henrik Fisker has announced plans to launch an electric sports car with a 40...
09:27 am -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire this week
Unfortunately, that replacement Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire wasn't just a one-off. There are now two more incidents of the ostensibly safer smartphone igniting and threatening the health of i...
09:27 am -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire this week (updated)
Unfortunately, that replacement Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire wasn't just a one-off. There are now two more incidents of the ostensibly safer smartphone igniting and threatening the health of i...
09:27 am -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire this week (update: AT&T response)
Unfortunately, that replacement Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire wasn't just a one-off. There are now two more incidents of the ostensibly safer smartphone igniting and threatening the health of i...
09:27 am -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: AT&T and T-Mobile responses)
Unfortunately, that replacement Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire wasn't just a one-off. There are now two more incidents of the ostensibly safer smartphone igniting and threatening the health of i...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Get ready to prove the skills on your resume in virtual reality
If you're going to add skills you don't actually have on your resume, make sure the employer won't do everything in its power to make you prove it. Lloyds Banking Group, for instance, i...
01:50 am -04 - Sun, October 9, 2016
Engadget Brain-like memory gets an AI test drive
Humanity just took one step closer to computers that mimic the brain. University of Southampton researchers have demonstrated that memristors, or resistors that remember their previous resistance, ca...
11:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030
Germany isn't content with relying on financial incentives to usher in an era of pollution-free cars. The country's Bundesrat (federal council) has passed a resolution calling for a ban on ...
09:59 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget Two more automakers can test self-driving cars in California
You might not have heard of Wheego and Valeo before, but they must be doing something right when it comes to self-driving vehicles. California has given them permission to test one autonomous car each...
09:15 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget 'Luna' is a whimsical puzzle game that takes place in the stars
Not every VR game involves battle or fighting. Some titles, like I Expect You to Die or Fantastic Contraption, are more fun puzzles than violent shoot-em-ups. At the Oculus Connect event last week, I ...
08:31 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget Maserati's first electric car won't be a Tesla rival
Italian supercar makers haven't exactly embraced electric vehicles with gusto (the LaFerrari hybrid is about as close as you get), but that should change in the next few years. Ferrari's si...
06:58 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget LeEco inadvertently spoils its US launch plans
LeEco's hardware lineup is supposed to make its splashy US debut on October 19th, but it appears that someone at the company couldn't wait to show what it had in store. Vizio's new own...
06:06 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget Sarah Nyberg's Twitter bot feeds the emptiness of alt-right trolls
Engaging with "alt-right" Pepe-spewing racists on Twitter is a diversion I have yet to tire of, but the fact is even I can't tweet enough satisfy the masses. Fortunately, automating the...
05:31 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget The best of CEATEC 2016: virtual tea, printed makeup, too many robots
Panasonic showed off a TV that hides in plain sight, there were gesture controlled origami birds, and a TARDIS-shaped machine that could 3D scan your entire body in four seconds flat. That's the ...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget The VR reading library Oculus hid at its developer conference
Oculus' annual developer conference serves as a touchstone for its community; a time to see how far virtual reality has come in the last year and to inspire, motivate and help developers build th...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget Six next-gen battery technologies
By Cat DiStasioWe all love our battery-powered gadgets, but portable power cells can be devastating to the environment. Fortunately, recent developments have proven that greener batteries are coming i...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget The sweet sound of the 'world's most expensive' earphones
I imagine I'm like most people in that I'm fairly content with a leaky pair of earphones that came bundled with a phone I bought 18 months ago. Some of you will have more expensive tastes, o...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Behind the scenes of Google's Pixel phones
Behind the Pixel:Google's First RealThreat to Apple's iPhoneMark Gurman,BloombergBefore Google's Pixel event had even started on Tuesday, Bloomberg already posted a behind-the-scenes ar...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget Sony's RX100 V camera makes a strong first impression
With the introduction of its RX100 series in 2012, Sony raised the bar for point-and-shoot cameras. As such, it's no surprise that the latest model can do things like capture JPEG and RAW photos ...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Get your makeup done in minutes
Today on In Case You Missed It: Panasonic is channeling a wonderful Jetson's future by first using a mirror to determine your skin's flaws, then printing out foundation and concealer within ...
06:05 am -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget Reuters: Yahoo email scanning done with a Linux kernel module
In the ever evolving saga of Yahoo's email servers and who could peek into them, the latest nugget comes from a Reuters report that the scanning program operated at a deeper level than mail filte...
12:59 am -04 - Sat, October 8, 2016
Engadget Donald Trump's video apology goes out over Facebook, Twitter
Hours after the Washington Post published a video of Donald Trump in 2005 stating, among other things, that "And when you're a star, they let you do it...You can do anything. Grab them by th...
10:36 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Researchers push Moore's Law with a 1-nanometer transistor gate
Ready for some hardcore science about transistor elements that are a fraction of the width of a human hair? Good, because that's what this post is all about. "The semiconductor industry has ...
08:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: AT&T considering a halt on Galaxy Note 7 sales
Reports that a Galaxy Note 7 issued as a replacement caught fire on an airplane may be too much for at least one carrier. Bloomberg cites a single unnamed source claiming that AT&amp;T is "co...
07:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget New York's busiest railways now accept Apple Pay
New York has been in the process of rolling out a mobile solution for the Metropolitan Transit Agency's super-busy Long Island Railroad and Metro North Railroad lines over the summer, and this we...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Internet dumpster fire 4chan is going broke
The polarizing poster child for the wonders and woes of free speech on the Internet, 4chan, is enduring tough times. With ad revenue drying up, it faces an existential dilemma to change or die. Last S...
06:04 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Watch ads to tip your favorite Twitch streamers
Just when it looked like Twitch was looking to reduce the amount of ads on its site, the live-streaming service has introduced a new way for users to tip their favourite casters that relies heavily on...
05:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Snapchat ends our long nightmare by killing Story Auto Advance
Before Instagram copied it, Snapchat's rolling 24-hour Story feature was a quick way to keep up with anyone you follow on the app. There was just one problem: Viewing a new Story would play not o...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Oculus Avatars turned me into a creepy VR mannequin
While yesterday's Oculus announcement centered mostly around VR hardware and games, the company also rolled out a few new features that'll let you socialize with the rest of your Rift-owning...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Four questions with the founder of Fnatic
Sam Mathews founded the European esports organization Fnatic in 2004, after selling his car to send a group of players to a competitive gaming event in Las Vegas. A dozen years ago, esports were barel...
04:47 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Part of Scotland will soon be powered by kites
Name a method of generating power that's cheap, efficient, sustainable and sounds like something Mary Poppins dreamed up after downing 20 teaspoons of sugar. That's right -- kite power. One ...
04:22 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Alexa can now lock your BMW and feed it directions
Remember when James Bond drove his BMW in a parking garage from the back seat by remote control? Yeah, the automaker's latest Connected app won't do that. But, it'll at least make you f...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget It's not easy being Yahoo
Remember when Yahoo was great? Yeah, I'm having a hard time, too. Especially in light of the past few weeks, during which the company's house of cards collapsed -- and afterward those cards ...
03:51 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Silicon Valley bro sues Yahoo for reverse discrimination
This week hasn't been particularly kind to beleaguered internet company Yahoo. CEO Marissa Mayer, former chief marketing officer Kathy Savitt and editor-in-chief of Yahoo News Megan Liberman have...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Russia was behind the DNC hack and others, US says
Russia directed the hack of the Democratic National Committee and other recent invasions of political organizations, according to the US Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of N...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Top Russian officials authorized the DNC hack and others, US says
Russia directed the hack of the Democratic National Committee and other recent invasions of political organizations, according to the US Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of N...
03:31 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget US catches spies shipping military tech to Russia
We got some good things out of the Cold War, like James Bond and John le Carr&eacute;, but overall it was a pretty miserable period in history. That's why it's so disappointing to see Ru...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Why 'teleportation' makes sense in virtual reality
Getting around in virtual reality is a bit tricky right now. Even in room-scale VR, players are restricted by the physical size of their play space. Trying to walk to a point on a digital horizon migh...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Google Assistant is gender-neutral(ish), but it's not feminist
In a world occupied by Siri, Cortana and Alexa, Google Assistant is a bit of an anomaly. It's the first widely used voice assistant to eschew a female name, which the company reportedly did to av...
02:43 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Alphabet is working to squash the Zika virus, too
There are a few ways to kill off a pest: eliminate its food supply, or, make sure it can't effectively procreate. Since the pest in question for this post is mosquitos, the former solution isn�...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget GoPro's Hero5 Black and Session bring overdue improvements
Recently, GoPro unveiled an entirely new product lineup. Not just the new Hero5 Black ($399) and Hero5 Session ($299), but also the Karma drone, a surprise handheld gimbal -- known as the Karma Grip -...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Don't stop believing
It's been a wild card kind of week, full of Google announcements and Yahoo breaches and AI assistants, and I'm excited to get home and watch the Giants-Cubs game tonight, so let's get t...
02:13 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget The FBI wants to crack another iPhone after Minnesota stabbings
The FBI and Apple might be headed for another fight over the case of a locked phone. Last night, FBI special agent Rich Thorton confirmed that the agency is trying to crack an iPhone belonging to Dahi...
02:07 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Google Duo is pushing Hangouts off Android
It looks like Hangouts is being sent to the big office suite in the sky. According to Android Police, starting on December 1st, phone makers like Samsung and HTC will no longer be required to add Hang...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Apple's $120M patent victory over Samsung reinstated on appeal
Once again, the tables have turned in the Apple vs. Samsung patent saga. Back in February, a US circuit appeals court overturned the $120 million victory awarded to Apple way back in 2014, claiming th...
01:49 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Philadelphia court orders Uber, Lyft to stop operating in the city
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft deal with legal and regulatory issues all the time, but the battle is heating up in Philadelphia. A Common Pleas Court judge ordered the two companies to stop oper...
01:49 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Philadelphia court orders Uber, Lyft to stop operating in the city (updated)
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft deal with legal and regulatory issues all the time, but the battle is heating up in Philadelphia. A Common Pleas Court judge ordered the two companies to stop oper...
01:32 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Hackers doctored anti-doping files before releasing them
The World Anti-Doping Agency wanted Russia banned from the 2016 Olympics for operating a "state-run doping program." In response, hackers, believed to be from the country, breached WADA'...
01:14 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget NFL could fine its own teams for social media posts
Sports reputation as being DVR-proof has led some leagues to try and tightly control how and where their highlights show up online. While the NBA is relatively loose about allowing its clips on YouTub...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Events app helps you find stuff to do
There's no shortage of event-finding apps for your smartphone. YPlan, Eventbrite, Songkick -- the list goes on and on. Facebook's dream of being your go-to event planner is no secret, and to...
12:51 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will hold a Windows 10 event October 26th
It has been a busy few weeks for the big tech companies making major announcements and we're not done yet. Microsoft announced today that it will host a Windows 10 event October 26th in New York ...
12:26 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Watch the first trailer for 'Black Mirror' season three
The third season of Charlie Brooker's dark, technology-infused drama Black Mirror is almost upon us. The show is known for its bleak but surprisingly believable depictions of the future, where so...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget The best ergonomic keyboard
By Melanie PinolaThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.Of the dozen ergonomic keyboards we've tested since 2014, ...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Backpage CEO arrested and charged with pimping a minor
Online classified ad site Backpage.com has been going through legal turmoil for years, and with good reason -- there's plenty of evidence that the site's "adult" section has been a...
11:18 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget AT&T, Sprint will exchange replacement Note 7s after airplane incident (updated)
A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started smoking and burned through the carpet on board a Southwest flight this week. Following the incident, one US carrier is allowing owners to exchange those rep...
11:18 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget US carriers exchange replacement Note 7s after airplane incident (updated)
A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started smoking and burned through the carpet on board a Southwest flight this week. Following the incident, one US carrier is allowing owners to exchange those rep...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget The Pixel's release doesn't mean your Nexus is completely toast
Google unveiled its fancy new Pixel phone during a press event on Tuesday. If you haven't seen it yet, it's an impressive handset, with VR capabilities, a fast-charging battery, supposedly t...
10:40 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Google's tech lab for teens sows the seeds of diversity
One of the best ways to solve the tech sector's lack of diversity is to start 'em young. New York City's mayor, Melinda Gates, and tech titans like Microsoft and Google all know that. I...
10:21 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Amazon makes food delivery cheaper for Prime members
Amazon has cut the price of an AmazonFresh membership down to just $14.99 a month as long as you also subscribe to Prime. For that, you'll be entitled to unlimited grocery deliveries in the locat...
10:16 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 9: What's he building in there
Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien to dig through all the big Google news from the week, including the launch of the Pixel phones. Plus th...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget The 'Final Fantasy XV' soundtrack was a decade in the making
What were you doing 10 years ago? Try to think back. Maybe you had a different job or lived in another apartment. I was still a college student, waiting tables at a pub in my spare time. It feels like...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Wetsuits will be modeled on the cutest sea creatures
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT researchers are creating a two-layer wetsuit modeled off of the pelts of sea otters and beavers, who are able to stay warm in chilly water despite not having the la...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget A 'Made by Google' pop-up store is coming to New York
With a slew of new hardware, Google is finally aiming for scale. The new Pixel phones, the smart Home speaker -- these aren't Nexus-level side projects. These are polished, premium projects that ...
08:17 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget 'Robo Recall' for Oculus Touch is fun, frantic and completely free
At Oculus Connect 2 last year, Epic Games' Bullet Train demo stole the show -- leaning heavily on the "bullet time" effect popularized by the Matrix films to create a smooth, action-pac...
07:16 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Apple and Spotify start streaming unofficial mixes
Earlier this year, both Spotify and Apple inked deals with Dubset for unofficial mixes, one of SoundCloud's most popular services. As Techcrunch reports, the first of those is now streaming, a D...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Google puts fitness playlists in Runtastic's Android app
If Google Play Music and Runtastic are your favorite running companions, this collab was meant for you. The Big G's Play Music division has teamed up with Runtastic to put free workout playlists ...
04:40 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget 'Superhot VR' feels like a time bending, action-packed puzzle
Earlier this year, Superhot launched on PC and consoles with a fresh gameplay gimmick: Time only moves when you move. This simple idea turned the fast-paced action of an FPS shooter into an odd, metho...
04:09 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Tinder will 'Boost' UK profiles, for a price
"There are plenty more fish in the sea," the saying goes. But what if you're one of those millions, nay billions of fish swimming around, hoping for a little attention? What's the ...
03:21 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget New York will use facial recognition to catch terrorists
New York governor Andrew Cuomo wants to give the state's bridges and tunnels a high-tech makeover, starting with the installation of cameras, sensors and facial recognition equipment. Under his i...
02:02 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Samsung's quarterly earnings weren't affected by the Note 7 recall
Samsung might spend as much as $1.8 billion recalling and replacing 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s, but it still expects a 5.6 percent operating profit growth for the third quarter. According to the Korea...
01:00 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Oculus' prototype headset points to VR's wireless future
Tucked away inside the dark hallways of the San Jose Convention Center is a meeting room with signs that read "No photos" and "No food or drink." I shook the hands of the Oculus sp...
12:00 am -04 - Fri, October 7, 2016
Engadget Rockband VR is a completely different kind of guitar game
When Oculus first teased Rockband for virtual reality, it sounded like kind of a stupid idea. A guitar game? In 2016? In virtual reality? How passe. It was hard to imagine how the series' iconic ...
11:12 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Prisma's art filters can turn your videos into moving paintings
A Prisma for videos doesn't sound so enticing now that Prisma itself has begun supporting the format. The popular app can now apply filters to videos and spit out 15-second snippets that look muc...
09:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Boeing chief believes he can reach Mars before Musk does
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg believes that it's his company that's sending the first humans to Mars, not SpaceX. At a Chicago event sponsored by The Atlantic, Muilenberg declared that he...
09:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Verizon reportedly looking for a $1 billion discount on Yahoo
Back in July, Verizon (the parent company of Engadget) agreed to acquire (most of) Yahoo for $4.83 billion, and normally, that would be the end of things. However, since then, Yahoo confirmed it suffe...
08:02 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget The Oculus Rift earbuds are surprisingly comfy
Headtracking, motion controls and visual fidelity usually dominate the conversation about what makes for an "immersive" virtual reality experience, but great sounding audio is every bit as i...
07:38 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget The FCC wants ISPs to get permission before sharing your data
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules on Thursday that would require internet service providers like Time Warner and Comcast to disclose how they use customers' personal data, and ask permi...
06:49 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget 'League of Legends' is adding post-game replays
Nailing a sweet pentakill in League of Legends is even better when you have an easy-to-share video of it for bragging rights. But what if you don't want to resort to third-party tools to watch or...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent reportedly fires its CEOs, gets out of the media game
BitTorrent has had a big interest in making it easy for creators to distribute and sell music and films, but it looks like that initiative might have just ground to a screeching halt. Variety is repor...
06:12 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget You don't need a ridiculous PC to run Oculus Rift anymore
Back when we reviewed the consumer-ready Oculus Rift in March, we found its minimum specs requiring an Intel Core i5 4590 (or equivalent) processor and an NVIDIA GTX 970 graphics card to be in line wi...
05:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $250 on KEF bookshelf speakers
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...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Comcast's 1TB data caps start to roll out nationwide
Comcast's data restrictions are going from testing to reality for most of its customers. Its 'XFINITY Terabyte Internet Data Usage Plan' is already in place in a number of places, and w...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Amazon's rumored Echo streaming music service may be coming soon
Amazon has offered a very basic streaming music service for a few years now, but it looks like the company is nearly ready to significantly revamp its offerings. An Echo-only streaming music option ma...
05:39 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Comcast's 1TB data caps start to roll out nationwide
Comcast's data restrictions are going from testing to reality for most of its customers. Its 'XFINITY Terabyte Internet Data Usage Plan' is already in place in a number of places, and w...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Facebook is trying to bring its basic internet services to the US
Facebook initially launched "Free Basics" as a way to bring basic internet services to countries with limited or no traditional internet connectivity, but now it sounds like the company is w...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Verizon has final say over when its Pixels get Android updates
Verizon is pretty pleased to be Google's sole US carrier partner for the new Pixel and Pixel XL. Sure, you could order one straight from Google, but nothing sates gadget lust like being able to w...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Report confirms IoT botnet took down Krebs' security site
Two weeks ago, security researcher Brian Krebs' site KrebsOnSecurity got knocked offline by one of the biggest DDOS attacks ever recorded, which peaked at 620 Gbps. What happened? Akamai, which h...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget LinkedIn can quietly tell headhunters you want a new job
Let's say you're not happy with the way you've been treated at work, but your objections have fallen on deaf ears. If you start hunting around for another job, it's all too easy fo...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget This is how your parents will watch esports
Christina Alejandre ended up chatting with UFC President Dana White backstage at the Turner Studios in July, just before the final game of ELEAGUE's debut Counter-Strike: Global Offensive season....
03:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Palmer Luckey skipped the Oculus event to avoid being a 'distraction'
Palmer Luckey may have founded Oculus, but he stayed away from today's big Oculus Connect event after stirring up some trouble recently. Late last month, it was discovered that Luckey donated $10...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Amazon picks up 'Lore' TV series
Though comic conventions might traditionally be the domain of superheroes and space epics, Amazon Studios used its New York Comic Con panel today to announce that Amazon Prime will be the home of the ...
03:10 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Sony's new A6500 and RX100 V cameras are all about speed
Today at an event in New York City, Sony revealed its latest compact cameras, the A6500 and RX100 V. And they have one thing in common: They're all about speed. With the A6500 flagship mirrorless...
02:56 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Belated sequel 'Blade Runner 2049' debuts next October
Reports have been circulating about Ridley Scott and Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel for a long time now and today the official title of the follow-up was announced. Blade Runner 2049 is t...
02:55 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget 'Blade Runner 2049' and Disney will come to VR via Oculus
Oculus is working on a handful of new VR content projects, but the biggest names dropped at its Oculus Connect 3 conference this afternoon were Blade Runner and Disney. The coming film Blade Runner 20...
02:51 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Oculus brings VR gameplay streams to your Facebook news feed
Facebook has been experimenting with livestreaming gaming for a bit, and now Oculus is coming into the fold. You'll be able to broadcast your Gear VR gameplay to the world's largest social n...
02:50 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Does anyone want to buy Twitter?
At the end of September, the list of reported potential suitors for Twitter included Apple, Disney, Google and Salesforce. Based on new reports from Recode and CNBC, it sounds like none of those compa...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Fight off post-apocalyptic bandits in 'Arktika.1'
It's a hundred years in a post-apocalyptic future and a second ice age has arrived. You're a mercenary, hired by a Russian colony to protect the facilities from bandits, criminals and other....
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Walking in virtual reality is hard, so 'Lone Echo' got rid of it
First generation virtual reality may have nailed sense of presence, but one major limitation keeps it from feeling truly immersive: Walking. The endless landscapes of the digital world are hampered by...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget The next batch of Oculus games highlights the Touch controller
2016 has been a banner year for Oculus for one main reason: After four long years, it finally shipped the consumer edition of its VR headset. Sure, it's pricey at $600 and sure, it requires a pre...
02:26 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget An extra $79 turns the Oculus into a room-scale VR system
At Oculus Connect 3, the VR company announced room-scale support for its upcoming Touch controllers. To enable the feature users will need a third sensor in the room for an additional $79....
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Oculus to offer earbuds for the Rift headset
The Oculus Rift already comes with a set of built-in headphones, but what if you're more of a earbuds person? Well, Oculus just announced a pair of in-ear buds designed specifically for the Rift....
02:09 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Virtually hang out with up to 7 friends in Oculus' 'VR Rooms'
Oculus announced a host of new social features for platform during its OC/3 press event on Thursday. In addition to Avatars, which allow users to customize outlines of their faces with various accesso...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Oculus Touch to launch on December 6th for $199
Until now, the Oculus Rift has been incomplete. It's a comfortable, high-end VR headset, but without Touch the experience feels like a preview. A taste of the platform's full potential. Than...
01:56 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Customize your appearance in VR with Oculus avatars
Oculus avatars allow anyone using the Rift to create a customized version of themselves, complete with more than 1 billion permutations of clothing, accessories, hair, face and color choices. Oculus V...
01:49 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Oculus is building a VR web browser, codenamed 'Carmel'
Today at Oculus Connect, co-founder Nate Mitchell announced that the company is working on a fully VR web browser. It's dubbed "Carmel," emphasis on the "mel," and is "fu...
01:37 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Oculus' next headset is a cross between the Rift and Gear VR
Virtual reality is kind of stuck between two markets right now: an extremely mobile but lower quality, phone-powered experience, and an very high end, expensive, wired PC experience. Facebook's M...
01:35 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Oculus shows off how you'll hang with friends in VR
Back at F8 earlier this year, we saw a demo of a couple of people interacting with each other via virtual reality -- sort of like VR Skype. Now, at the Oculus Connect event, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows ...
01:35 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Facebook shows how you'll hang with friends in VR
Back at F8 earlier this year, we saw a demo of a couple of people interacting with each other via virtual reality -- sort of like VR Skype. Now, at the Oculus Connect event, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed...
01:14 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Giphy Cam finally arrives on Android
After 14 months of breathless waiting, Android users can finally experience the Instagram of GIFs. Giphy released its Giphy Cam app to the Play store on Thursday. The app allows you to record GIFs, ap...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Watch the Oculus Connect 3 keynote at 1PM ET
Oculus' developer conference is going down in San Jose, California this week and today the keynote address will reveal the big news. You can stream all of the announcements as they happen at Ocul...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Google wanted to sell intelligent robot arms (but didn't)
Google (and parent company Alphabet) build a lot more hardware than fancy new smartphones and AI assistants -- it's just that a lot of it doesn't make it out of the lab. Take these advanced ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget DJI's Goggles put you in the cockpit of a drone
No, this isn't another VR headset. These are video goggles from DJI. Why would you want a headset from DJI? Because it connects wirelessly to the company's new foldable Mavic Pro drone, givi...
11:47 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Learn a new language with Duolingo's chatbots
Duolingo has been offering language learning tools for a while now, but today the company debuted a new tool inside its iPhone app that could make the task a bit easier. Thanks to AI-powered chatbots,...
11:15 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Sony's RX100 V can shoot RAW photos at a crazy 24 fps
Sony only had the Alpha A99 II camera to show at the Photokina 2016 event because of problems caused by the Kumamoto earthquake. The silver lining is that it launched a pair of very interesting new c...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget With the X-T2, I finally get why people love Fujifilm cameras
I've tested a handful of Fujifilm cameras over the years, but none of them have convinced me to switch from my shooter of choice, the Sony A7 II. That full-frame sensor is hard to beat. But, with...
10:35 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Humans can only live to 115, researchers claim
Research out of New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine believes that the goal of living forever is an impossible one. A team of researchers analyzed mortality rates and aging trends acros...
10:32 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Sony reveals the A6500, its new E-mount mirrorless flagship
It doesn't seem like that long ago that Sony launched the its top-of-the-line A6300 mirrorless E-mount camera, but guess what! That model, which we found to be impressive, has now been displaced ...
10:32 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Sony reveals the A6500, its E-mount mirrorless flagship
It doesn't seem like that long ago that Sony launched the its top-of-the-line A6300 mirrorless E-mount camera, but guess what! That model, which we found to be impressive, has now been displaced ...
10:10 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Search ads show up on Apple's App Store
While we've known for months that Apple would start placing adverts in App Store search results, only a small percentage of iPhone and iPad users have seen them so far. From today, however, all d...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget LinkedIn can quietly tell headhunters you want a new job
Let's say you're not happy with the way you've been treated at work, but your objections have fallen on deaf ears. If you start hunting around for another job, it's all too easy fo...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Airbag helmets might save your noggin
Today on In Case You Missed It: Stanford researchers just wrapped up a study of bike helmets that found a clear winner with the caveat that it's not available in the US yet. Airbag helmets (like ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget ASUS' Zenfone 3 and its Snapdragon 821 arrive this month
If you want the fastest Android phone in the US, you can pre-order Google's Pixel phone starting at $649, and get it around October 20th. There is another option, though -- ASUS will release its ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Game Fnatic: See what it takes to be a 'League of Legends' pro
It's on. The Engadget video series Game Fnatic follows four amateur and semi-pro League of Legends players as they attempt to win a spot on Fnatic, one of the world's most successful and fam...
08:20 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Xbox exclusive 'ReCore' gets a 30-minute demo
When ReCore was first announced, it looked fresh and exciting. An agile explorer flanked by cute, adorable robots in a sprawling desert. Oh, and Mega Man legend Keiji Inafune was attached to the proje...
08:05 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Where to buy Sony's Xperia XZ in the UK
Sony's smartphone launch timetable has been pretty questionable of late. After bringing the Xperia X Compact to the UK the day after Apple's iPhone announce, the company is back with a poorl...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Shazam Lite for Android requires less storage and data
Shazam has introduced a "Lite" version of its app today, designed specifically for Android users in emerging markets. Just like Facebook and Messenger Lite, it uses less storage and data tha...
06:54 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget 'Gravity Rush 2' won't get a holiday release after all
A bunch of PS4 exclusives were supposed to drop this year, but almost all of them had been delayed. The latest casualty? Gravity Rush 2. The sequel to one of the key launch titles for the PS Vita was ...
05:56 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Rimac's electric bike can go 150 miles on a single charge
Rimac has revealed a new electric bicycle that is just as impressive as its LaFerrari-killing, million-dollar Concept One supercar, in its own way. With a massive 3kWh battery, the Greyp G12H can go u...
04:55 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Cult classic 'Voodoo Vince' returns to Xbox next year
Voodoo Vince is coming back. The quirky platformer set in New Orleans and starring a voodoo doll who inflicts pain on himself to hurt enemies (because voodoo) started life on the first Xbox. But becau...
03:53 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget NYT: Yahoo reworked its malware scanner for email surveillance
Following a Reuters report that in 2015 Yahoo scanned customer emails for US surveillance, the New York Times has followed up with details from anonymous sources of its own. Although Yahoo responded a...
02:20 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget Stanford simulator predicts brain swelling to guide surgeons
Surgeons have been cutting out parts of the skulls of patients suffering from brain trauma for a very long time. But a new simulation tool developed by a team of researchers for Stanford U and the Uni...
12:43 am -04 - Thu, October 6, 2016
Engadget 'PokmonGo' will add catch bonuses to make the grind worthwhile
As Niantic Labs keeps tweaking things to hold onto its Pok&eacute;mon Go player base, it has revealed another new feature coming to the augmented reality game. Currently, player activities like ca...
11:55 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget CIA claims it can predict some social unrest up to 5 days ahead
Back in March 2015, the CIA chief began setting up a new office, the Directorate of Digital Innovation, to integrate the latest tech into the agency's data-gathering workflow along with boosting ...
11:02 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget 'Skyrim,' 'Fallout 4' to offer user mods and PS4 Pro support
Bethesda and Sony have kissed and made up. Who benefits from that corporate make-out session? You, because mod support is en route for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition, according to a post on Beth...
10:11 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Washington state orders Valve to end 'Counter-Strike' gambling
For Washington state, it's not enough for Valve to distance itself from gun skin gambling in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive -- it wants the company to put an end to the practice. The state'...
09:38 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Theranos is closing its labs and Wellness Centers
Theranos is making some big changes going forward, company chief Elizabeth Holmes has revealed in an open letter. While the embattled blood-testing firm isn't closing shop completely, it will shu...
08:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Reuters: Twitter seeks a sale decision by October 27th
Twitter's flat growth and falling profits made for a dim outlook until a few weeks ago when sources close to the social media platform said that Google, Salesforce and other tech luminaries were ...
07:32 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Samsung acquires Viv, an AI platform from the makers of Siri
Just a day after Google revealed its premium Pixel phone and Google Home featuring Assistant AI baked in, Samsung is making a splash by buying up some AI power of its own. Viv Labs was founded by some...
07:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War' is headed to the silver screen
Today Microsoft has announced that it's partnering with Universal Pictures to bring Gears of War's hulking soldiers and massive monsters to the big screen. There's no word on casting ye...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget ASUS ZenBook 3 review: A powerful MacBook competitor with issues
Apple's tiny MacBook was a revelation when it debuted last year. It was thinner and lighter than most ultraportables on the market, and its refined design brought over some cues from Apple's...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Netflix deal screens movies both online and in theaters
Netflix's first experiment with showing its original movies in theaters didn't extend very far, but you're about to get a better chance at catching those productions on a giant screen. ...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget MIT engineers make beaver-inspired wetsuit to keep surfers warmer
Large oceangoing creatures, like whales and seals, keep warm with thick layers of blubber. But smaller mammals like beavers and otters have a different method of insulation: Their dense fur, which tra...
05:07 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget You can shop many stores entirely in Facebook Messenger
You've had the option of chatting with stores in Facebook Messenger for a while. Wouldn't it be nice if you could complete the entire sale without leaving chat? Shopify thinks it can help on...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Kohl's is the latest retailer to roll out its own mobile payments
If you like to shop at Kohl's and need an alternative to Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay, you're in luck. The retailer announced today that its own mobile payments platform, Kohl'...
04:23 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget 'Beyond Good and Evil' sequel enters pre-production
Beyond Good and Evil 2 finally exists as more than just some well-meaning plans. Creator Michel Ancel has posted an Instagram teaser confirming that the sequel to the classic game has entered pre-prod...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Personal assistants are ushering in the age of AI at home
Google Home is the latest embodiment of a virtual assistant. The voice-activated speaker can help you make a dinner reservation, remind you to catch your flight, fire up your favorite playlist and eve...
03:33 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Sony releases 80-title lineup of PSVR games and apps
When we got our hands on the PlayStation VR, we confirmed two things: One, that the headset and PS4 hardware won't match the performance of a higher-end PC and Oculus Rift or HTC Vive; And two, t...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Spotify ads briefly served malware to your PC
Some Spotify listeners got more than just free music with their ad-supported software. Multiple users report that the streaming service was serving malware-laden ads that would pop up your default we...
02:49 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Nike's self-lacing Mags are hot, won't catch fire
For Nike, yesterday was the culmination of a passion project which began in 2007. It was then that iconic designer Tinker Hatfield, who is behind the most popular Air Jordan models, took on the task o...
02:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Replacement Note 7 starts smoking on Southwest flight
A Southwest flight was evacuated in Lousiville, Kentucky when a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 overheated and began smoking on board. Lousiville Metro Arson investigators confirmed to WAVE News 3 that a Samsun...
02:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Replacement Note 7 starts smoking on Southwest flight (updated)
A Southwest flight was evacuated in Lousiville, Kentucky when a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 overheated and began smoking on board. Louisville Metro Arson investigators confirmed to WAVE News 3 that a Samsun...
02:06 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Surgeons complete first uterus transplants from live donors in US
A team of surgeons at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas have achieved something that hadn't previously been done in the US. With the help of a Swedish surgical team, doctors performed th...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Caption Contest: Chanel and the art of Robocouture
Karl Lagerfeld's love of technology runs deep. For his latest fashion show at the Grand Palais in Paris, Chanel's Creative Director celebrated the surreal beauty of information infrastructur...
01:23 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Blue Origin successfully tests its crew escape system
Blue Origin's escape system test went by without a hitch. Jeff Bezos' private spaceflight outfit successfully ejected the crew capsule from the New Shepherd rocket about 45 seconds after la...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Pebble 2 review: An affordable smartwatch with a fitness bent
Pebble is in a tough spot. Once a pioneer in smartwatches, it now has to fight off competition from brands like Apple and Samsung, as well as more affordable devices, even ones that feel more like fit...
12:49 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget NSA contractor arrested for allegedly stealing secrets
The New York Times reports that the FBI quietly arrested and charged an NSA contractor in late August on suspicion of stealing, and potentially disclosing computer code relating to an offensive hackin...
12:29 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Nanomachines just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
If you want to know how far nanotechnology has come, you only need to ask the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It just awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to researchers Bernard Feringa, Jean-Pier...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Lightseekers brings your video game into the real world
Action figures can look a little staid next to video games where your character can walk, talk and fire all manner of weaponry. But there's still something special about the tactile experience of...
11:43 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget OurMine retaliates against BuzzFeed for exposing an attacker
The account hijackers at OurMine are fond of intruding into the personal worlds of their celebrity targets, but they don't respond kindly when someone turns the tables. BuzzFeed is recovering af...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Here's what you missed at the Made by Google event
It may be time to bid a sad adieu (sadieu?) to the beloved Nexus line and hello to Google's new Pixel phones, but we've still got a whole slew of fresh hardware to look forward to. In additi...
11:22 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Here's what you missed at the 'Made by Google' event
It may be time to bid a sad adieu (sadieu?) to the beloved Nexus line and hello to Google's new Pixel phones, but we've still got a whole slew of fresh hardware to look forward to. In additi...
11:03 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Twitter is locked in an internal battle over sale
Something is rotten in the state of Twitter, and it looks as if some of the blame should be laid at the feet of Jack Dorsey. At least, that's the sentiment of a lengthy report from Bloomberg that...
10:39 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Facebook didn't mean to let you sell guns and hedgehogs
Facebook's newly launched Marketplace is meant to help you sell all kinds of goods, but it turns out the service has been a little too permissive in its early days. The company has apologized af...
10:29 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk fined 400K for mistakes that led to 2015 hack
TalkTalk's attempt to shake off its hack-smeared image has been dealt a blow by the UK's Independent Commissioner's Office. The regulator has fined the company &pound;400,000 for se...
10:18 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget The first Project Tango phone goes on sale next month
Project Ara is no more, but that doesn't mean Google's weirder smartphone ambitions are all dead and buried. Project Tango -- a push to put 3D mapping in a smartphone -- is still alive and w...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Wacom's new hybrid tablets pack power and a more accurate stylus
Wacom is no stranger to standalone graphics tablets. After years of outfitting artists with pen tablets and displays for working on a desktop machine or laptop, the company debuted both Android and Wi...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The selfie-obsessed can verify online ID with photos
Today on In Case You Missed It: Mastercard is introducing a way to verify online purchases, by sending a link to the user's cell phone, which then walks them through taking a selfie and blinking ...
09:01 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Roku makes it easy to launch a streaming TV channel
Roku just showed off its latest players upgraded with features like 4K and HDR, and now it's working on getting more stuff for owners to watch. That will come via its new Roku Direct Publisher to...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Netflix and Girl Scouts team up to get kids into STEM
Netflix has revealed a collaboration Melinda Gates would approve of. The streaming service has teamed up with Girl Scouts of the USA for a project that aims to encourage young girls to pursue careers ...
08:08 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Amazon's latest Prime perk is free books and magazines
While members of the Amazon Prime club get all kinds of benefits with their subscription, bookworms don't receive a great deal of special treatment. Sure, they can borrow one e-book for free each...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget PlayStation VR review: Great games outweigh limited specs
The PlayStation VR is just what the fledgling virtual reality industry needs today. While the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive made headlines for being the first truly high-end VR headsets on the market, they...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Honda's 3D-printed customizable EV has motorcycle bones
Honda aren't the first to reveal vehicles with 3D-printed panels, details and more. Hoever, it's certainly one of the biggest, so it's efforts warranted a closer look. Fresh off the hee...
06:18 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Sky Q's Split Screen puts two matches on one TV
If you love sport, picking a match to watch on TV can be a nightmare. Murray's semi-final against Wawrinka? Or Nadal's clash with Djokovic? When both are happening simultaneously, you have t...
05:55 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Video game voice actors push for standardized contracts
In the midst of a protracted squabble, the union representing voice actors has come up with a contract for low-budget indie game developers. SAG-AFTRA is promoting a new agreement for titles under $25...
04:50 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget RIP, third-gen Apple TV
The Apple TV of old -- the one that doesn't have a tiny, Siri-enabled remote, or any desire to play games -- is no more. As MacRumors reports, the third-gen hardware is no longer listed on Apple&...
03:31 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget How about a nice hot cup of virtual tea?
Electronics company ALPS tests out (and manufactures) all kinds of things, but its virtual cup, courtesy of haptic technology and heat transmission, is the electronics manufacturer at its weird best. ...
02:27 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget NASA tests Mars 2020 rover's landing camera
The Curiosity and NASA's other Mars rovers had to look for wide-open and flat landing locations to be on the safe side. Mars 2020, however, will have a camera-based navigation system capable of a...
12:21 am -04 - Wed, October 5, 2016
Engadget Full-body 3D scanning is about to get faster and cheaper
3D scanners come in all shapes and sizes these days, and obviously the bigger you go, the more you have to pay. In the case of full-body scanning, many existing solutions require you to stand still fo...
11:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget UberPool riders in London might have to do some walking
Uber has performed a number of experiments in the UK, and its latest slightly rewrites how fares for UberPool work in London. Whereas before a driver might take a roundabout way to get to your on-dema...
10:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Sony posts everything you need to know about the PS VR
Since VR headsets are a fairly new category, Sony wants to entice you to buy the PS VR by publishing a lengthy FAQ about the device. In it, the company talks about everything, from its $400 to $500 (f...
10:08 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget GOP website outed its response to the VP debate a bit early
Today the Republican National Committee showed tech companies aren't the only ones to get a little jumpy with the publish button. Following Apple's early Twitter leak of the iPhone 7, the GO...
09:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Watch the Made by Google launch event in 15 minutes
Google unveiled its plan for consumer hardware earlier today, showing off Pixel phones, the Google Home hub, Google WiFi router, Chromecast Ultra and Daydream VR headset, plus its Assistant AI ready t...
09:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget With Assistant, Google is becoming a lot more like Apple
Google may have finally taken control of its hardware with the new Pixel phones, but the company's still focusing on software. In particular: artificial intelligence. The AI-powered Assistant is ...
08:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget ComiXology Originals are precisely what they sound like
Taking an, ahem, page from Netflix and parent company Amazon, Comixology is working on its own line of original, exclusive comics, aptly named comiXology Originals. And they don't seem priced too...
07:34 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget AI can help you find a programming job
Artificial intelligence isn't just helping you work more effectively... it can help you find work, too. Source{d} is running a job service that matches programmers with employers by using a &quo...
06:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Simple robot roams around using just a ball motor
Robots don't have to be overly complex to perform more than basic tasks. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have created SIMbot, a human-sized cylindrical robot that gets around with only on...
06:25 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget A look back at Google's Android flagships: the Nexus family
Android purists have always had the same response to new smartphone announcements from the likes of HTC, Samsung or LG. "I'll just wait for the next Nexus." And why not? For years, Goog...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Fisker teases an electric sports car with a 400 mile range
Henrik Fisker is back in the news with another electric car company. Fisker Inc. (not to be confused with Karma Revero) is the latest venture from the famed designer. Aside from claims that the electr...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Uber's self-driving cars are off to a rough start
Uber's autonomous ridesharing cars appear to be running into snags just a few weeks into their Pittsburgh test runs. Quartz has gathered multiple reports of the self-driving vehicles getting in...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Government uses gag order to keep encryption company quiet
In the first half of 2016, Open Whisper Systems (OWS) -- the maker of Signal and creator of the encryption used by Google Allo and Facebook Messenger -- was served a subpoena for information concernin...
04:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Guccifer 2.0 dumps a bunch of Clinton Foundation donor data (updated)
Julian Assange's "October surprise" press conference may have been a bust but his Gilligan, the hacker calling himself Guccifer 2.0, came through on Tuesday, releasing a large database ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget How to watch the US vice presidential debate
In this US election, the vice presidential debate matters more than ever -- both the Democrats' Tim Kaine and the Republicans' Mike Pence have had relatively little time in the limelight bey...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google's Daydream View is the VR headset for everyone else
It's pretty clear by now that virtual reality -- like it or not -- is probably here to stay. The tricky part is getting people to start using these requisite VR headsets on the regular, and Googl...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google's Daydream View is the VR headset for the masses
It's pretty clear by now that virtual reality -- like it or not -- is probably here to stay. The tricky part is getting people to start using these requisite VR headsets on the regular, and Googl...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google's play for the living room starts with Home
Today was Google's biggest hardware launch day yet. Not only did it announce two new Pixel phones and a Daydream VR headset, it also unveiled a slew of products for the living room. We already he...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget 'Great British Bake Off' host stars in a Daydream VR game
Plenty of people were wondering what comedian and actress Sue Perkins would get up to now that she's done hosting The Great British Bake Off, and now we finally have the answer: She's starri...
03:12 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google's Pixel and Pixel XL might make you forget those Nexuses
Goodbye Nexus, hello Pixel. Google pulled back the curtain on two new smartphones today, marking the end of a hardware era and signaling the start of something exciting. The Pixel and Pixel XL were ta...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger now lets you toggle end-to-end encryption
With the flick of a switch back in April, the popular international messaging service WhatsApp turned on end-to-end encryption for every conversation in its system, dramatically boosting security for ...
02:54 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget UK pricing for Google's Pixel phones, Daydream VR headset and more
A wealth of leaks might've taken some of the sting out of Google's big event today, but there was quite a lot to take in nonetheless. Google spent a lot of time talking up its AI Assistant -...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget By the Numbers: The 'Made by Google' edition
Google laid out its AI-powered vision for the future of mobile computing at its Made By Google event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The company debuted its widely anticipated (and widely leaked) Pixel p...
02:26 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget The Pixel XL vs. the competition: The bigger flagships face off
Once more, Google is giving us two flagship phone sizes to choose from. But this time, the company's releasing them under its own brand, Pixel. There are great features like Google Assistant and ...
02:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget The Google Pixel vs. the competition: Ready to rumble
We may be saying goodbye to the Nexus name, but we're not saying goodbye to the things we've come to expect from Google's premiere phones. The new Pixel still offers everything you'...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Yahoo reportedly gave US government access to all users' emails
According to Reuters, Yahoo provided US intelligence officials access to all of its customers incoming emails last year. The publication's sources claim that the company had to comply with a clas...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future unveils 'world's highest energy density' EV battery
Faraday Future has partnered with LG Chem to build battery packs for Faraday's upcoming FFZero1 supercar and other vehicles that use its new electric car platform. In a joint press release, the c...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Yahoo reportedly gave US government access to all users' emails (updated)
According to Reuters, Yahoo provided US intelligence officials access to all of its customers incoming emails last year. The publication's sources claim that the company had to comply with a clas...
01:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget AI-powered voice-assistant Google Home costs $129
During its hardware-announcing extravaganza Google announced that its voice-powered assistant/Bluetooth speaker Google Home will cost $129 and will ship on November 4th. It's the stationary piece...
01:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google's AI-powered 'Home' hub ships next month for $129
During its announcement-filled keynote today, Google revealed that its voice-powered assistant/Bluetooth speaker Google Home will cost $129 and is slated to go on sale November 4th. It's the stat...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google WiFi is a router that simplifies whole-home wireless
Those rumors of Google giving WiFi routers another shot? They're true. Meet Google WiFi, a router designed entirely in-house... and with a few nice advantages over the OnHub line. Apart from bein...
12:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget A new 'Harry Potter' adventure will hit Google's VR platform
One of the first pieces of content to launch on Google's new Daydream mobile VR platform expands on the most popular and fantastical multimedia franchise in modern history. A VR experience built ...
12:58 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Chromecast Ultra brings 4K and HDR to Google's streaming pucks
With the last Chromecast, Google managed to turn its inexpensive streaming device into something that was fast and genuinely useful. Now, as the rumors foretold, we've got a 4K/HDR upgrade in the...
12:46 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google Pixel tools help you switch from an iPhone
We've seen many attempts at helping you switch from one smartphone platform to another, but Google is kicking things up a notch with its Pixel smartphones. The lineup will include software to b...
12:46 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google $80 Daydream VR headset is soft and self-contained
Google unveiled its upcoming VR headset, dubbed the "Daydream View", during its Made by Google event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The View looks nothing like similar VR rigs and, according t...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google says its Pixel has the 'best smartphone camera ever'
Google has revealed the specs for its new Pixel smartphone's 12.3-megapixel rear camera and they're pretty impressive. For starters, its 89 score from DXOMark makes it the "best smartph...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google claims the Pixel has the 'best smartphone camera ever'
Google has revealed the specs for its new Pixel smartphone's 12.3-megapixel rear camera and they're pretty impressive. For starters, its 89 score from DXOMark makes it the "best smartph...
12:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google's Pixel phones arrive with full-res photo and video storage
Google has announced that its new smartphones, dubbed Pixel, will come with unlimited cloud storage for full-resolution pictures and videos. That's a big deal if you plan to take advantage of the...
12:32 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Android Nougat 7.1 leans on the cloud for everything
Android 7.1 is coming. What's so different with this version? According to a report by Bloomberg, pro camera effects, instant chat support and a feature that automatically offloads items from you...
12:25 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google finally takes control of its phones, thanks to Pixel
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL aren't just a pair of handsets that Google's mobile division is producing with a third-party, like its Nexus devices. No, these two new phones are emblematic...
12:25 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget With the Pixel line, Google finally takes control of its phones
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL aren't just a pair of handsets that Google's mobile division is producing with a third-party, like its Nexus devices. No, these two new phones are emblematic...
12:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google Assistant will be the core of new hardware
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off today's keynote event by emphasizing the company's shift in focus from "mobile first" to "AI first", and saying it wants to create a p...
12:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google's 'Assistant' is at the core of its new hardware
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off today's keynote by emphasizing the company's shift in focus from "mobile first" to "AI first," saying it wants to create a personal Go...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google baked its AI 'Assistant' into the new Pixel phones
The Pixel and Pixel XL may look new on the outside, but just like grandma says, it's what's inside that counts. Google has tweaked the underlying software that powers the Pixels, baking its ...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Google's Pixel phones make their debut
For years, the Nexus mobile range has been synonymous with a "pure" Android experience. No more. Google just announced the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones developed in-house that the company ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Prepare for terror with the 'Outlast 2' demo
With Halloween fast approaching, it's a good time to build out your collection of spooky games. Outlast, a first-person thriller set in a psychiatric hospital, was a huge hit in 2014, and now dev...
11:50 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi's $69 4K Android TV box arrives in the US
Xiaomi's Mi Box, a 4K Android TV device, is officially launching in the US from lunchtime today, priced at $69. If you want to pick one up, then you can head over to the company's official w...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget We're live from the #MadeByGoogle launch event!
Not-so-cryptic teasers, seemingly ironclad leaks and a truly surprising advertising push have all led to this. Buckle up, folks: today might be a turning point for Google as an honest-to-goodness hard...
11:10 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Nike's 'Back to the Future' shoes can be yours in a raffle
The Nike Mag, aka Back to the Future sneakers, have been a work in progress since 2011. However, it wasn't until 2015 that they featured the self-lacing technology which made them a pop culture h...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Schlage Sense smart deadbolt!
Your front door may be feeling left out of the smart home scenario, and there's little reason it should. Schlage offers a trio of intelligent door locks, with its Sense smart deadbolt as the top-...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget You'll need the disc to play 'Modern Warfare: Remastered'
Folks are salivating at the thought of playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, but the new game it comes with? Not so much. But if you purchased the disc-based version of Call of Duty: Infini...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Amazon bans reviews posted in exchange for free products
Amazon has banned "incentivized reviews" done in exchange for free products after a large study showed that they're biased. In a blog post, the retail giant said that it has updated its...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget IBM gives its Watson IoT headquarters a $200 million boost
IBM is betting big on internet of things and setting aside $200 million for its Watson IoT division's headquarters in Munich. The company says this investment, one of the biggest it's ever m...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The NYPL's book train and better-bouncing 'bots
Today on In Case You Missed It: The New York Public Library will unveil a brand new "book train" at its Bryant Park branch that will ferry research materials up 11 floors from a subterranean...
09:05 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Pushing the limits of exoskeleton technology at the Cybathlon
Andre van R&uuml;schen has no memory of the day he lost all feeling in his legs. After a car accident in Germany, he had a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. When he w...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Yahoo's reworked mobile app is all about sharing news
When you're browsing your Facebook feed (or Flipboard, or Reddit), you probably spend at least some time reading, sharing and commenting on the latest news. What if there was an app dedicated jus...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Mercedes grabs a spot on the Formula E grid from 2018
Mercedes is set to become the latest in a long line of traditional car makers entering the world of Formula E. The company confirmed today that it's signed an agreement to reserve a spot on the g...
08:05 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Cheaper Sky Q bundle marks the end for SkyHD
When Sky launched its new Q service, it was only a matter of time before it became the default option for new and upgrading subscribers -- we just didn't expect it to happen so soon. As of today,...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Drobo's USB-C drive array is tailor-made for your new PC
You haven't had a whole lot of options for very high-capacity external drives on computers with USB-C ports. How are you supposed to archive the video projects from your MacBook? Drobo wants to h...
07:03 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's concept mirror finds your flaws and prints makeup to fix
Panasonic has discovered a profitable new business in the last few years: beauty tech products. Facial moisturizing tech, hair dryers and very relaxing eye masks that I may have tested out (multiple t...
07:03 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's smart mirror finds your flaws, prints makeup to fix them
Panasonic has discovered a profitable new business in the last few years: beauty tech products. Facial moisturizing tech, hair dryers and very relaxing eye masks that I may have tested out (multiple t...
06:20 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's new prototype TV can hide in plain sight
Panasonic showed off an early transparent TV before, but the company has now improved the image quality to the extent that the idea of a TV built into your furniture's glass panes is not only pos...
05:10 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Apple Pay bolstered by Co-op Bank and Metro Bank in the UK
Since it launched in July 2015, UK banks have steadily begun adopting Apple Pay. All of the big name institutions are on board -- including Barclays, Santander, HSBC and Natwest -- but there have been...
05:01 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Marvel's 'Iron Fist' hits Netflix on March 17th, 2017
The final piece of the Defenders puzzle will be slotting into place on March 17th, 2017. We've known about the Iron Fist TV show for some time, and was finally greeted with a teaser trailer at Sa...
04:03 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Find your next 'Destiny' raid group with latest Xbox One patch
Next time you need to find a group to help you through Destiny's latest raid, you won't have to venture outside your Xbox One. That's because the Looking For Group feature teased at E3 ...
03:01 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget UE's new PartyUp feature broadcasts to multiple speakers
Ultimate Ears' Boom and Megaboom Bluetooth speakers have been some of our favorites in recent years, and if you or your friends picked one up, today's new software update may surprise you. T...
02:02 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Pixel leaks keep flowing on the eve of Google's big event
Everybody keeps spilling the beans on Google's upcoming Pixel phones. After a UK retailer and a Canadian carrier posted about them early, it's now Verizon's turn. Gizmodo has spotted li...
01:01 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget SteelSeries keeps it classy with its new gaming headsets
Any gamer can benefit from a good headset, whether to stay in clear contact with their teammates during an intense raid or to keep the noise down while their spouse is asleep. But some cans are loud i...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, October 4, 2016
Engadget Mastercard's 'selfie pay' comes to Europe
Have you dreamt of a world where everyone verifies their online purchases with a selfie? Me neither, but apparently that's a future Mastercard believes in. The company's "Identity Check...
10:21 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Trump campaign snaps up ClintonKaine.com
The next step of the 2016 Presidential election? Apparently, domain squatting. Wired reports that after Hillary Clinton's campaign declined to buy a domain consisting of her last name combined wi...
09:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Google hires Amazon exec to develop its new phones
Google has hired one of the key personnel in Amazon's hardware division, according to The Information. The Big G has apparently signed up David Foster (no, not the composer) to head up the develo...
07:39 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget In 'Madden 17' the LA Coliseum has one tiny problem
A legacy fan of the Madden sports game franchise made a disturbing discovery: In its latest version, Madden NFL 17, the evening sun is in the east, the absolute wrong side for it to set anywhere on pl...
06:56 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Meet NASA's robot destined to mine Martian soil
It looks like the Curiosity rover won't be the only craft exploring Mars. NASA recently released a video of its latest Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot prototype going through i...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: 'X-Men' and 'Pacific Rim' 4K, 'The 13th,' 'Arrow'
Hopefully even a brief Netflix outage didn't stop your Luke Cage binge or get in the way of catching the HBO premiere of Westworld, but this week the focus is on Blu-ray. A slew of Ultra HD Blu-r...
05:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp lets you doodle on photos and videos
Even a straightforward messaging service like WhatsApp isn't immune to the allure of adding Snapchat-style features. The Facebook-owned app is introducing the option to draw on photos and videos,...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Watch the trailer for Netflix's spoof of YouTube stardom
You're about to find out how Netflix tackles the rapid rise of YouTube stars. The streaming giant has posted the first trailer for Haters Back Off, its send-up of internet video success. As men...
04:53 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Microsoft discontinues its Band fitness wearable
The Microsoft Band is likely no more. While signs pointed to the wearable line's possible demise a few weeks ago, there was always the chance that the tech giant would flip its noncommittal stanc...
04:24 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Huawei reportedly turned down Google's new phone strategy
You may be wondering why Google appears to be going with HTC for this year's Pixel phones instead of Huawei. Wasn't the Nexus 6P a rousing success? Apparently, Huawei and Google aren't ...
03:56 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Chat app Telegram is now a gaming platform too
If a company has a messaging app, there's a good chance that chat bots are headed its way. Case in point, today secure-chat service Telegram announced a bot-powered gaming platform. While the app...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Crowd control and confetti cannons at the Overwatch Open
The studio is immaculate. Shiny black floors glisten under orange, blue and purple lights. A dozen people dressed in all black, wires dangling from their headphones to the battery packs at their waist...
02:57 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Oregon authorities are investigating Kickstarter darling Coolest
When Coolest debuted on Kickstarter back in 2014, it set a funding record. The do-it-all cooler campaing took in $13 million for an outdoor beverage option with blender, Bluetooth speaker, USB chargin...
02:57 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Oregon authorities are investigating Kickstarter darling Coolest (updated)
When Coolest debuted on Kickstarter back in 2014, it set a funding record. The do-it-all cooler campaing took in $13 million for an outdoor beverage option with blender, Bluetooth speaker, USB chargin...
02:32 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Chevy truck brings hydrogen fuel cells to the military
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles aren't just for eco-conscious civilian drivers. Chevy has unveiled the Colorado ZH2, an experimental truck designed to test the feasibility of fuel cells in the milit...
02:05 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Researchers use the human body to transfer wireless passwords
Sending data over wireless formats like WiFi and Bluetooth is very convenient, but not necessarily secure. A Princeton report back in January revealed that some smart home devices unwittingly broadcas...
01:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget New Jersey town's parking solution is free Uber rides
The city of Summit, New Jersey has a bit of an infrastructure issue. The NJ Transit Summit Station doesn't have enough parking for all the people who commute through it. But fear not, the city ha...
01:03 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget MIT's shock-absorbing robots are safer and more precise
Soft robots aren't just about speed and grace... they should be safer, too. To prove that point, MIT's CSAIL has developed bouncing robots whose 3D-printed soft skins act as shock absorbers...
12:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Quadriplegic driver gets first autonomous car license
Sam Schmidt is no ordinary race car driver after suffering a devastating accident in training that rendered him a quadriplegic back in 2000. Now he's also the first American to have been handed a...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget The best blood pressure monitors for home use
By Stacey HigginbothamThis 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 20 hours researching more t...
11:33 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Apple Maps displays nationwide Amtrak train routes
Prefer to travel cross-country by rail? If you're an iPhone owner, you no longer need to fire up a third-party app to plan your trip. Apple Maps has introduced support for Amtrak train routes acr...
11:07 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Toyota's companion robot goes on sale at the end of the year
Toyota has announced that it'll sell people its adorable Kirobo Mini "communication partner robot" from the end of this year. Would-be owners can snag one from a series of low-volume pr...
10:32 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Watch Blue Origin test its crew escape system on October 4th
Blue Origin is about to take an important step toward its first manned flights. Jeff Bezos and company are planning to test New Shepherd's mid-flight escape system on October 4th, with a live st...
10:03 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Singapore wants a self-driving wheelchair by 2017
Singapore is pushing for businesses to develop an autonomous wheelchair that'll convey people around without instruction. The announcement came from Mark Lim, the official in charge of the countr...
09:28 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Toyota's Prius Prime plug-in hybrid starts at $27,100
Toyota's latest take on a plug-in hybrid, the 2017 Prius Prime, may be more of a bargain than its name would suggest. The automaker has revealed that US pricing for the Prime will start at $27,1...
08:58 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Facebook opens Marketplace to take on eBay and Craigslist
If you visit Facebook today, the chances are that you'll come across someone trying to sell something. It could be a friend looking to make some money from an old smartphone or a thousand-strong ...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget 3D print your own 'Skylanders' hero with the Creator app
With Disney Infinity on its way out, it's down to Skylanders and Lego Dimensions to maintain the toys-to-life dream. Skylanders is the oldest of the two and this year, its new gimmick is the abil...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Matterport makes over 250,000 of its digital tours VR ready
Thanks to companies like Oculus, HTC and Google, 360-degree experiences are becoming a lot more mainstream. Having been on the 3D bandwagon for a number of years, Matterport is now taking the time to ...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget New littleBits kit finally adds Bluetooth module
Like everything else in our world, toys are getting more sophisticated and connected. Makers of Lego-like robotics kits littleBits has a whole bunch of DIY sets and has just launched an updated versio...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Zepp's latest sports training sensor is for soccer players
Zepp started making training sensors for baseball, softball, golf and tennis in 2013. Now, with a few years of experience under its belt, the startup is ready to break into the world's most popul...
06:16 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Verily's wearable microscope sees beneath your skin
UCLA and Verily, Google Alphabet's life sciences division, has developed a wearable microscope that could help doctors in the near future. The device is designed to track fluorescent biomarkers i...
04:55 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Sky introduces its first VR app
Sky has announced that it's launching Sky VR, a mobile virtual reality app that'll showcase the best of the company in 360-degree video. Viewers will be able to catch, for free, snippets of ...
04:38 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk scraps line rental to repair hack-damaged brand
TalkTalk's image has suffered since it was hit by a "significant and sustained cyberattack" in June 2015. The hack affected its bottom line too, cutting profits from &pound;32 milli...
03:04 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Facebook introduces Messenger 'Lite' for Android
Facebook has announced a "Lite" version of its Android Messenger app. The new bare-bones Messenger app is designed for older phones with less memory and less powerful processors. Messenger L...
01:57 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget Fluctuating brain networks help you handle complex tasks
Researchers already know that the human brain isn't static, but it's now clear just how dynamic the mind can be. A Stanford University team has discovered that the networking between brain r...
12:00 am -04 - Mon, October 3, 2016
Engadget UK retailer leaks Google's Pixel phones in detail
Here are Google's Pixel phones. Again! In some unfortunate error somewhere along the way, UK phone seller Carphone Warehouse has full listings for two phones, cementing what we've already he...
11:04 pm -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Solar road tiles get their first public test
No, that's not an elaborate new Lite-Brite kit-- that's the possible future of energy. After years of work (and some last-minute delays), Solar Roadways has installed its first public energ...
09:29 pm -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Blue Apron's meal kit service has had worker safety problems
Popular internet companies have a tendency to devote relatively little attention to their warehouse workers, lavishing the most attention on their software engineers. It's their code that makes ...
08:02 pm -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget HIV researchers edge closer to a cure
Most recent news on the fight against HIV has focused on preventative medicine and suppression, but British scientists might be inching toward an honest-to-goodness cure. A 44-year-old social worker i...
06:31 pm -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Simulation of hidden ocean tides could lead to better sonar
There's a lot of tidal movement under the ocean's surface, but we haven't had a great understanding of it so far. Internal tides, created around continental shelf breaks, are far more ...
04:56 pm -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Tesla's electric car deliveries surge by 70 percent
Tesla didn't have the best spring thanks to sub-par deliveries, but it made up for that in style this summer. The company reports that it delivered 24,500 electric vehicles in the third quarter, ...
03:28 pm -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Hit side-scroller 'Axiom Verge' lands on Xbox One
Not surprisingly, Axiom Verge has taken a while to spread across platforms -- Thomas Happ designed the entire Metroidvania-style shooter by himself, so even a straightforward port was bound to take a ...
01:59 pm -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Drone flies as both biplane and helicopter using one propeller
There are helicopter drones and fixed-wing drones, but creating a hybrid of both is tricky. Even Parrot's Swing, as clever as it is, needs four propellers and elaborate wings to pull off its stu...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Texas Instruments light booster
Even plants like to sleep sometimes. To do that, though, they need one hearty light meal from the sun. Watch how Ben and the team use Texas Instruments' MSP430 microcontroller with the ADS7042 li...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget After Math: Adventures in the 21st and a quarter century
We are living in the future here, people! Granted, no, full-body lycra catsuits haven't taken off quite as well as we initially expected but the promise of futuristic technology has sure come thr...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen's long-distance EV, and more in the week that was
This week Elon Musk unveiled his long-awaited plan to establish a self-sustaining city on Mars - and he's targeting a ticket price of about $100,000 per traveler. Meanwhile, Volkswagen showcased ...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Fighting game's 'useless' add-ons help its creators
Steam has a wide range of ways to support game developers, ranging from buying early releases through to countless add-ons. But it doesn't have a way to pay developers out of sheer kindness. Ho...
01:53 am -04 - Sun, October 2, 2016
Engadget Volvo's e-buses will honk at oblivious pedestrians
Volvo's e-buses, which are already shuttling passengers in some European cities, are silent operators like other electric vehicles out there. The automaker's idea of minimizing their chances...
11:56 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget Google releases massive visual databases for machine learning
It seems like we hear about a new breakthrough using machine learning nearly every day, but it's not easy. In order to fine-tune algorithms that recognize and predict patterns in data, you need t...
10:25 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget USB-C's new audio spec could rid of your headphone jack
Like it or not, the effort to get rid of the headphone jack is well underway. The USB Implementers Forum has published its long-expected Audio Device Class 3.0 specification, giving device makers the ...
10:25 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget USB-C's new audio spec could get rid of your headphone jack
Like it or not, the effort to get rid of the headphone jack is well underway. The USB Implementers Forum has published its long-expected Audio Device Class 3.0 specification, giving device makers the ...
08:58 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget Space drone learns how to see with one eye in zero-G
One of the small drones aboard the ISS taught itself how to go around station with just one eye, and it was a lot harder than you might think. For starters, the SPHERE drone (that's short for Syn...
07:26 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget Leak shows how EU would punish Google over Android practices
You might not have to wait until the European Union officially launches its Android antitrust case to find out how it plans to punish Google. Reuters says it has obtained a copy of the European Commi...
06:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget Major Netflix outage interrupts your weekend viewing plans
We hope you weren't dead-set on watching all of Luke Cage this weekend. As we write this, Netflix is recovering from a serious worldwide outage that knocked out its service from around 3PM Easter...
05:54 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget Meerkat the livestreaming app is no more
Meerkat took SXSW by storm in 2015, and for a while, the livestreaming app seemed promising. But then Periscope arrived and reigned supreme with Twitter's help. Now, we can say it has officially ...
04:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget New York Public Library has a mini roller coaster for books
On October 5th, the New York Public Library near Bryant Park in Manhattan will open up its newly renovated reading room to everyone. When that happens, members of the public will be able to get their ...
03:27 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget US officially reduces its internet oversight
After lengthy delays and no small amount of political opposition, it's official: the US has given up a key aspect of internet oversight. As of October 1st, the Internet Corporation for Assigned ...
03:27 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget US reduces its internet oversight
After lengthy delays and no small amount of political opposition, it's official: the US has given up a key aspect of internet oversight. As of October 1st, the Internet Corporation for Assigned N...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Apple Watch Series 2
The Apple Watch Series 2 is what the company should have put out last year: It's faster than the original, with longer battery life, a more intuitive OS, brighter screen, built-in GPS and waterpr...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: The role of hip-hop in 'Luke Cage'
The Unexpected Hip-HopCrossover in New NetflixSeries 'Luke Cage'Adelle Platon,BillboardBased on the trailers Netflix released ahead of this week's Luke Cage debut, you might've gue...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget EV concepts merge with reality at the Paris Auto Show
I might have been imagining things, but automakers seemed a bit nervous at this year's Paris Auto Show. Maybe it's because it's first the first major car event to follow Tesla's su...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget Six wheels that give cars (and bikes) superpowers
By Cat DiStasioFor a long time, business experts said, "Don't try to reinvent the wheel." Now, that's the primary objective for many engineers looking to create the vehicles of the...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Harnessing mother nature's fury for energy
Today on In Case You Missed It: A Japanese engineer created a wind turbine that can harness energy from both typhoons and hurricanes, watch the video of it here. Meanwhile, researchers at Northwestern...
07:13 am -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook gives select Pages the power to tag their products
Someday, you might see products tagged in Facebook images and videos the same way people are today. Facebook has begun testing an experimental feature that allows businesses running Pages to tag their...
01:46 am -04 - Sat, October 1, 2016
Engadget Apple loses FaceTime patent retrial, ordered to pay $302.4 million
In the continuing saga of Apple vs. VirnetX, Reuters reports that a federal jury in the Eastern District of Texas has ruled in favor of VirnetX, ordering Apple to pay $302.4 million in damages. This p...
11:08 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Yahoo open-sources machine learning porn filter
Yahoo is the latest tech company to open source its computer vision code. The beleaguered outfit's application for it? Filtering porn. Yahoo hopes that its convolutional neural net (CNN) will emp...
10:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget The first Chevy Bolt EV you see might be your Lyft ride
Shortly before General Motors scooped up the pieces of failed Uber competitor Sidecar back in January, they invested $500 million in Lyft for a partnership to create a self-driving vehicle network. In...
09:54 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer
Google's Tilt Brush debuted in September 2014 as a virtual reality painting experience -- immersion with the creative simplicity of MS Paint, as The Verge put it. They've added more in-game ...
07:33 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Google Maps will show where your next Calendar appointment is
Google has been all about change for its suite of productivity apps this week, and now we're seeing what happens when some of the disparate services combine. On Android, Maps and Calendar are joi...
06:59 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Twitch rolls out video uploads, clip editing on iOS and Android
While Amazon-linked Prime features are the big news out of TwitchCon, the livestreaming service is bringing some long-promised new features to users. Starting today, users can upload videos directly t...
06:04 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget GLM unveils its exotic electric G4 concept car
Green Lord Motors, better known as GLM, has been called the Tesla of Japan on more than one occasion. Founded in 2010, GLM has quietly been producing its own electric vehicle platform paired with a th...
05:40 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Twitch announces ad-free streaming for Amazon Prime members
Today at Twitch Con 2016 in San Diego, Amazon and the world's biggest livestreaming platform announced a new perk of their deepening relationship. It's called Twitch Prime and starting today...
05:14 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget BMW teases an all-electric future with Mini and X3
BMW's outline to reinvent itself as an automaker of the future has a new wrinkle to it. The company plans to sell electric versions of the X3 SUV as well as an EV Mini, according to Reuters. Ther...
04:49 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget The Pax Era aims to be the Keurig of vaporizers
Out of all the ways to ingest THC, oil concentrates are far and away the messiest, stickiest and most irritating method. Unlike shatter, crumble or even wax, all of which maintain their shape and text...
04:24 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Rosetta probe's love affair with a comet ended predictably
Goodbye, Rosetta. After 12 years of getting up close and personal with Comet 67P, your service has come to an end. At approximately 7:19 am Eastern the spacecraft descended upon the comet one last tim...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget What to expect to see from Google's October 4th event
It's that time of the year when tech companies trot out their newest wares hoping to cash in on the holiday season buying spree and Google is no different. On October 4th the search giant is hold...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget What to expect from Google's October 4th event
It's that time of the year when tech companies trot out their newest wares hoping to cash in on the holiday season buying spree and Google is no different. On October 4th the search giant is hold...
03:44 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget US builds a $100 million African drone base to fight Boko Haram
The Department of Defense announced on Friday that it is investing $100 million in a drone base located in Agadez, in central Niger. The base will serve as a central surveillance hub in the fight agai...
03:22 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Hackers targeted voter registration systems in 20 states
With the US presidential election just over a month away, a Homeland Security official says voter registration systems in 20 states were the targets of hackers. The Associated Press reports that an of...
03:16 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Spooooooon!
Yes, like some of you out there, I too am pretty excited about the news that The Tick is coming back. Between that and Space Ghost streaming for free, I'm getting a pretty heady dose of early 90&...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Wanted: One 400-lb hacker (or maybe five tiny ones)
This week the topic of cybersecurity made its first-ever appearance at a presidential debate.This was thanks to moderator Lester Holt, who asked candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump how to figh...
02:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget The United Nations is turning VR into a tool for social change
Virtual reality is lauded as an empathy generator. The ability to transport viewers to a setting that would otherwise be inaccessible, or even unfathomable, lends a sense of poignancy to the medium. O...
02:16 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Facebook tests feature similar to Snapchat Stories for Messenger
Facebook has been keen on borrowing features from Snapchat as of late and it's testing yet another one in Poland. The so-called "Messenger Day" tool allows Facebook Messenger users to s...
01:55 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Japan's noisy iPhone problem
I cancelled my iPhone 7 Plus order last week. Yes, I still had a two-week wait before it was scheduled to arrive, but it wasn't impatience that got the better of me. It was where I live: in Japan...
01:29 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen previews its EV future with the I.D. concept
You wouldn't blame Volkswagen if it never wanted to here the word "diesel" ever again. The German company desperately needs to swing from dirty to clean, so it launched the ID, a new pl...
01:03 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Salesforce urges EU to block Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn
When Microsoft announced they'd won the bidding war for LinkedIn with a colossal $26.2 billion offer, it seemed, well, about as interesting as corporate enterprise acquisitions sound. Yet it'...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget States sue to block White House plan for internet transition
If you thought the battle over whether or not the "keys" to the internet would be handed over to an international governing body might be over quickly, we've got some bad news. Attorney...
12:15 pm -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget The best smart leak detector
By Rachel CericolaThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.After spending over 10 hours pouring water, mopping it ...
11:52 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget China now streams some court trials on the internet
In China, some court cases will now be streamed on the internet for the public to view across the country. The Chinese government isn't exactly known for transparency, but this is certainly a ste...
11:28 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Fuze is the first iPhone 7 headphone jack case you can preorder
It was only a matter of time until iPhone 7 accessory makers started delivering a slew of cases to bring back the 3.5mm headphone jack. But I didn't expect the first case that you could actually ...
11:04 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget US renews five-year gaming education grant for Becker College
To maintain its interest in gaming education, the US Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration renewed a five-year grant this week with Becker College in Worcester, Massachuset...
10:44 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Cybersecurity firm offers $1.5 million for iPhone exploits
A previously undisclosed (aka zero-day) exploit can fetch enough money to buy its finder a house. Zerodium, a firm that buys security exploits, has announced that it's paying $1.5 million for one...
10:22 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Google search cards help you choose a college
Search for a college or university with Google and you'll soon see a new results card. These small, mobile-friendly summaries include graduation and acceptance rates, the average post-grad salary...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 8: He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot
On this week's episode managing editor Dana Wollman, reviews editor Cherlynn Low and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien to discuss Elon Musk's plans to colonize ...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Channel your Wall-E future with self-driving tech
Today on In Case You Missed It: Nissan created smart chairs that autonomously move themselves while people are seated in them, modeled off of the car maker's ProPILOT driving system. The chairs a...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget California approves unmanned self-driving car trials
Given the number of tech companies that call California home, it's no surprise the state has been quick with forward-thinking legislation to support the development of self-driving vehicles. And ...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Hands-free 'Ok Google' commands come to Google Maps
The "Ok Google" command has expanded since the debut of Android KitKat, allowing devices to respond in various smart ways to those two words. Now, Google Maps on Android has this ability too...
07:35 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Amazon's next game will have a Twitch-centric wager system
Ever since Amazon bought livestreaming website Twitch, the retailer has slowly but surely begun building video tools into its offerings. It's new free game engine, Lumberyard, already lets develo...
06:28 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget The more you play 'Hello Neighbor,' the smarter its villain gets
In an upcoming horror PC game called Hello Neighbor, you play a character with voyeuristic tendencies. You're obsessed with sneaking into your suspicious next-door neighbor's house to see wh...
05:30 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Intel wearables show models' stress levels on Paris runway
Intel's continuing experiment with wearables is getting pretty serious. The company teamed up with British designer Hussein Chalayan to create smart glasses and belts for five models in Chalayan&...
04:14 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Teddy Ruxpin returns with animated LCD eyes
Teddy Ruxpin is back -- again -- and this time, the creepy/adorable stuffed toy comes with animated, emoji-like eyes. The bear can blink, turn its irises into snowflakes and transform them into hearts...
03:00 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget HTC Vive launches dedicated VR store for everything besides games
HTC is launching a new app store for its VR hardware. Viveport escapes beta testing today, showcasing all the other VR possibilities besides survival horror, shooting and such. The company is promisin...
01:26 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Melinda Gates' initiative is about getting more women into tech
Melinda Gates has been supporting the global fight against malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS with her husband since 2000. And she'll continue to do so, but now she's also building her own offic...
12:30 am -04 - Fri, September 30, 2016
Engadget Logitech's newest webcam is for the livestreamers
With eSports shaping up to be a half-a-billion dollar industry this year, now would be a good time to step up your livestreaming game if you're hoping to get noticed among the packs of Twitch str...