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10:27 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Yahoo Answers Now is a standalone app for iOS
Yahoo Answers has been the butt of many jokes for a long time now. But if you enjoy browsing through all the amusing questions people submit and tend to reply to some yourself, you'll love the la...
09:24 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget FDA approves new trials using MDMA to help treat PTSD
MDMA, the pure form of Ecstasy, is usually only mentioned when partygoers get busted for holding the Schedule 1 restricted drug. But medical researchers have been quietly testing its potential medical...
08:35 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Google timelapses offer a 32-year look at Earth's history
As static as it may seem, Earth is a lively planet that changes almost constantly -- and Google just offered a clever way to see that development with your own eyes. In a partnership with Time, it...
07:58 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget PowerPoint brings real-time collaboration to your slides
It's not much fun to plug away at a presentation, but Microsoft might have found a way to make the experience more bearable for Office 365 subscribers. It's updating the Windows version of P...
07:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Mirai botnet targets Deutsche Telekom routers in global cyberattack
The German Office for Information Security confirmed on Tuesday that not only had nearly a million routers on the Deutsche Telekom (DT) network been recently attacked but that the assault was part of ...
06:52 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget The Pokmon constant: Someone will always beat it with Magikarp
Worthless. Pathetic. Horribly Weak. Virtually useless. This is how Pok&eacute;mon games' in-game encyclopaedias describe Magikarp, a hapless fish-creature that is widely regarded as the "...
06:16 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget PlayStation's Communities app helps you find teammates faster
PlayStation's official mobile app has been live since 2013, letting players glance at their friends list, keep up with console news and buy new games on the fly. Then Sony released another compan...
05:55 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Religion and gambling have the same effect on your brain
Finding Jesus can feel a lot like falling in love, winning an award or getting high because all of these events activate the same reward circuits in the brain, according to a new study from the Univer...
05:37 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget NY Governor Cuomo signs bill outlawing online scalpers
Getting tickets to Beyonc&eacute; and Hamilton is already hard enough but it can be nearly impossible if you're competing against the automated purchasers used by 21st century scalpers. These...
05:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Intel forms a self-driving car technology group
Intel is no stranger to working on self-driving car technology, but it's now proving that it's committed for the long haul. As part of a broader organizational shuffle, the chip designer is ...
05:05 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Siri gets its first major movie promotional stunt
While Amazon has been furiously releasing updates to keep Alexa abreast of current events (and holiday shopping deals), Apple has been content to keep most of their Siri updates limited to major OS re...
04:39 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Twitter now ranks your conversations based on who replies
Threaded conversations are some of the best interactions you can have on Twitter -- with dozens of users chattering away 140 characters at a time. Unless you're already in a conversation, however...
04:04 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Car makers plan grid of super-fast EV chargers in Europe
It's all well and good to create electric car charging networks to help you on long drives, but merely having stations isn't enough. What use are abundant chargers if you spend ages waiting...
03:16 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Google's training AI to catch diabetic blindness before it's too late
Diabetes is no joke, regardless of what Wilford Brimley memes you've seen. The disease's associated foot ulcers can lead to amputation of the limb while diabetic retinopathy (DR) can rob peo...
02:56 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget The Internet Archive doesn't feel safe in Trump's America
The Internet Archive collects the history of the internet, one webpage at a time, in order to power services like the Wayback Machine, the free e-book site Open Library and the Political TV Ad Archive...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Lyft joins Uber in offering upfront fares
The cutthroat competition between Lyft and Uber sometimes has an upshot: rider-friendly features tend to spread quickly from one service to the other. And that's certainly true today. Lyft is m...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget The US tech industry will suffer if Trump tightens immigration laws
As Nov. 8th came to a close, and it became clear that America had elected Donald Trump as its next president, a familiar feeling crept over me. It was a deep sense of anxiety that arises every year or...
01:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Electrolux is testing Uber-like laundry machine sharing
You can already get rides from strangers and rent their rooms, but what if you could use their washers and dryers? Electrolux thinks it's worth a shot. CEO Jonas Samuelson tells the Financial T...
01:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook runs afoul of German hate speech laws
Facebook has been getting into trouble for its discriminatory content a lot lately, and it recently yielded to pressure about some of its practices in the US. But the social networking giant could fac...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Sky Mobile to offer flexible contracts with rollover data
It's been a long time since Sky revealed plans to become a mobile virtual network operator with the help of O2. The company opened up registrations for Sky Mobile last month, not that those regis...
12:54 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Hackers target bank account in 'tax haven' Lichtenstein
Tiny Lichtenstein is known for its adorable castles, alpine vistas and, until recently, being an unabashed tax haven for billionaires. However, some customers may regret stashing any funds in the prin...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Why are dinosaurs everywhere in VR?
There's a key scene early in Jurassic Park when the visiting scientists see their first dinosaur in person. Paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and paleobotanist Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) clam...
12:15 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Lego's 'Minecraft' clone arrives February 17th
The overlap between Minecraft's brick-building fun and Lego's actual plastic blocks was bound to happen sooner or later. Last summer, Warner Brothers rolled out an early version of Lego Worl...
12:15 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Lego's 'Minecraft' clone arrives February 21st (updated)
The overlap between Minecraft's brick-building fun and Lego's actual plastic blocks was bound to happen sooner or later. Last summer, Warner Brothers rolled out an early version of Lego Worl...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook's Instant Games work in Messenger and your News Feed
That report that went around earlier this month was right on the money: Facebook really was working on more Messenger games. Today, the social network has launched its HTML5 cross-platform gaming expe...
11:42 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Nintendo attractions are coming to three Universal parks
Nintendo didn't reveal any details when it announced a partnership with Universal Parks &amp; Resorts to bring its video games to tourists last year. Today the company divulged a bit more, bu...
11:17 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Twitter will host a live Q&A with 'Rogue One' director and cast
We're just a few weeks out from Rogue One, the first in what will probably be a never-ending string of "stand-alone" Star Wars films. After last year's successful revival of the fr...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Google's Daydream View
If you're thinking of dipping your toes into virtual reality, your best bet is to start with an inexpensive mobile headset. And of the ones that are available (there are a lot, actually), your be...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an HD DVR package courtesy of Plex!
So you've cut the cord, but want to catch a few shows on major networks without adding a new paid TV subscription. If you splurge on a digital tuner (or cable card) and antenna, you're free ...
10:19 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Russian government turns to the ghost of Nokia's mobile OS
Finnish software house Jolla has announced that its smartphone OS, Sailfish, has been accepted for use by Russia's government. It means that the platform -- which rose from the ashes of Nokia and...
09:55 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget San Francisco MUNI hacker was hacked
Over the weekend, San Francisco's transit system was hacked by an individual (or group) going by the name Andy Saolis. The attack forced the city to offer Muni rides for free while its staff race...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: CERNs robotic inspectors ride a monorail
Today on In Case You Missed It: Pairing an Arduino with a skateboard produces the Sick Ollie Machine, capable of measuring angular and X-,Y- or Z-axis accelerations to measure who is hitting their tri...
09:15 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget The UK's contentious surveillance bill has become law
The Investigatory Powers Bill, the UK's sweeping new piece of surveillance legislation, becomes an Act of Parliament today after receiving its final stamp of approval from the Queen -- a formalit...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget LeEco's phones and TVs are coming to Amazon and Best Buy
LeEco is perhaps best known away from China for its electric cars (and the cash crunch they caused), but it's now making a big US push with its bread-and-butter electronics products. After launch...
08:50 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Amazon's next Echo might have a 7-inch touchscreen
Amazon is still riding high on the success of its Echo speakers, and there's only one place to go now that it has a low-cost option like the Echo Dot: to the high end. Accordingly, Bloomberg sour...
08:28 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Fly over Paris with all your VR friends in 'Eagle Flight'
While Microsoft and Sony sort out why one person playing Rocket League on a PlayStation 4 can't compete against someone on an Xbox One, VR developers are bringing everyone together regardless of ...
07:29 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget SwiftKey for Android's clipboard is a godsend for lazy typers
So, you don't like typing out your address or any other information you usually send other people again and again -- SwiftKey gets it. In fact, its latest update for Android devices adds a couple...
07:13 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pay won't reach the UK until sometime next year
2016 has been a good year for mobile payments, thanks to the arrival of Android Pay and the majority of big banks adopting Apple Pay. Samsung was also meant to join the party, but the company has conf...
06:52 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Cables connecting Channel Islands to UK cut by ship's anchor
It's easy to forget in this wireless world that much of the infrastructure that keeps Instagram feeds updating and WhatsApp conversations flowing is under the sea, with large cables carrying all ...
06:52 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Internet cables connecting Channel Islands to UK cut by ship's anchor
It's easy to forget in this wireless world that much of the infrastructure that keeps Instagram feeds updating and WhatsApp conversations flowing is under the sea, with large cables carrying all ...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Hey there, did you miss us?Hopefully your Thanksgiving wasn't too much of a good thing, because we have even more for you today. SF's Muni went all "Mr. Robot," AT&amp;T is lau...
04:29 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Nanotubes can turn water solid when it should be boiling
Scientists have long known that under the right conditions, small amounts of water can be coaxed into changing its boiling or freezing point. A pot of water takes less energy to boil on the top of Mou...
04:11 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Ofcom will force BT to legally separate from Openreach
Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, announced today that it will force the legal separation of BT and its broadband infrastructure business Openreach after the company voluntarily failed to...
02:58 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget 'Forza Horizon 3' weather forecast: snow and blizzards
While the Forza games have dabbled with inclement weather before (rain was the big feature of Horizon 2 expansion "Storm Island" and to the consternation of some, Motorsport 6), snow in driv...
01:31 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Google brings its soothing Featured Photos screensaver to Mac
The same slick screensaver that brightens up unused screens with popular Google+ photos on the Pixel, Chromecast and Google Fiber devices is now available to keep your Mac occupied as well. With the n...
12:00 am -05 - Tue, November 29, 2016
Engadget Delphi and MobilEye will demo their self-driving tech at CES
We'll finally get a chance to see what MobilEye's been up to since it split up with Tesla at CES 2017 in January. The company and its new partner Delphi will showcase their automated driving...
11:31 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget MIT's sensor network tracks your power-hungry appliances
You get a bill from your electricity provider every month laying out how much energy you used, but there's no easy way to get a breakdown of which appliances suck down the most juice. But the US ...
10:34 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Two more investors sue Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes for fraud
Two more investors have filed lawsuits (PDF) against Theranos, a few weeks after Walgreens sued the embattled startup for $140 million. This is the third one filed against the company, following the d...
09:21 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Samsung considers steps to keep its ruling family in power
Samsung has always been a family-run company, and it's apparently bent on keeping things that way. As part of sweeping plans to reward investors (more on that in a bit), the South Korean tech gia...
08:31 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: 'Final Fantasy XV,' 'Westworld' season finale
This week brings a long-awaited finale as Westworld wraps up its debut season on HBO, and the even longer-awaited arrival of Final Fantasy XV. Other highlights include a season finale episode of Drunk...
07:19 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget HP successfully tests its vision of memory-focused computing
HP's grand dream for the future of computing, The Machine, is no longer just a set of clever ideas and hardware research. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (the business-focused company that emerged fro...
06:27 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget AT&T pushes Fullscreen, FreeVIEW service in DirecTV Now's wake
AT&amp;T's internet TV plans don't stop with DirecTV Now, as it also highlighted two Go90-ish services during an event today. The already-available Fullscreen (previously mentioned as Di...
05:36 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to warming oceans
When a giant (225 square mile) slice of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier broke off in 2015, scientists wondered exactly what caused it. Well, they now have an explanation... and it's not ver...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Canada's first self-driving car tests hit Ontario roads
Ontario ambitiously greenlit autonomous driving tests back in January, but nobody wanted to take the city up on its offer. This was likely due to its proximity to Michigan, where American car companie...
04:36 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming service launches on November 30th
Add another streaming television offering to the fray. AT&amp;T officially unveiled DirecTV Now today, its attempt to take on Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue. It was first revealed way ba...
04:27 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Record swathes of the Great Barrier Reef died in 2016
The Great Barrier Reef lost more coral to bleaching in 2016 than in any other year on record, according to scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The northern area was hit ...
03:55 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' files hint at upcoming ground vehicles
When Hello Games said that its No Man's Sky Foundation Update was laying the groundwork for things to come, it definitely wasn't kidding. Reddit user eegandj has discovered multiple files th...
03:25 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget San Francisco transit hackers threaten to expose data
Looks like San Francisco refused to give in to transit system hackers trying to hold the city for ransom. In a conversation with Motherboard, the attackers (still going by "Andy Saolis") ha...
03:20 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Record swathes of the Great Barrier Reef died in 2016
The Great Barrier Reef lost more coral to bleaching in 2016 than in any other year on record, according to scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The northern area was hit ...
02:28 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Uber's self-driving car partner skirted state rules to get noticed
Remember how Otto demonstrated a self-driving big rig truck without anyone in the cabin, making a great case for its eventual acquisition by Uber? It turns out that the company knowingly broke the rul...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Google Home
It was only a matter of time before Google came out with something to compete with the Amazon Echo: After all, Google too has deep experience with both voice commands and search. Indeed, one of the th...
01:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Amazon goes a step further to battle counterfeit goods
Amazon is getting even more serious about preventing the sale of counterfeit goods on its site. According to Bloomberg, the online retail giant is organizing teams in the US and Europe that will work...
01:16 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Netflix's 'White Rabbit Project' looks like 'Mythbusters 2.0'
White Rabbit Project isn't an official continuation of the Mythbusters franchise, but it's pretty darn close. The show stars former Mythbusters members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Ima...
12:53 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Diamonds convert nuclear waste into clean batteries
Nuclear waste is normally a major environmental headache, but it could soon be a source of clean energy. Scientists have developed a method of turning that waste into batteries using diamond. If you...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget The 12 best tech gifts for the entertainer in your life
You know the type: Someone who loves throwing parties. In fact, you will probably partake of egg nog and sugar cookies in their home before the season is up. So why not get them something that helps t...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget The best space heater
By S&eacute;amus BellamyThis 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 edito...
10:59 am -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Anti-drone gun takes down targets from 1.2 miles away
There are numerous systems built to take down wayward or dangerous drones, but they tend to have one big catch: you need to be relatively close to the drone, which could be scary if the robotic aircra...
10:27 am -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Sling TV debuts cloud DVR to combat PlayStation Vue
While Dish's Sling TV impressed us as a streaming television alternative for cord cutters (and it's gotten even better over time), rival service PlayStation Vue has had one major advantage f...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget AI can create videos of the future
Loads of devices can preserve moments on camera, but what if you could capture situations that were about to happen? It's not as far-fetched as you might think. MIT CSAIL researchers have crafted...
09:49 am -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget CNN snaps up Casey Neistat's video sharing app Beme
In the hopes of bringing in a younger audience, CNN has acquired the social video sharing app Beme, which was most notably the brainchild of YouTube star Casey Neistat. Beme, which let you quickly sho...
09:28 am -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Uber's app no longer works in China
Uber has parted ways with its Chinese subsidiary, which is going to prove problematic for tourists looking to hail a ride in the Middle Kingdom. As part of the deal that saw Uber China merge with Didi...
08:05 am -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget New magnetic field theory gets us closer to nuclear fusion
Researchers from the US Department of Energy (DoE) and Princeton University have developed a new theory on plasma that could help scientists figure out solar flares and fusion power. Most fusion resea...
06:01 am -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Sony made a Walkman for 'Final Fantasy XV' fans
Final Fantasy XV is about to make it's long, long anticipated debut tomorrow, so get ready for the hype (and merchandising). We've already seen a FF XV branded Audi A8, of all things, and So...
04:01 am -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Hospital to get first dedicated 3D tissue-printing facility
You still can't get a 3D-printed liver transplant made from your own cells, but an Australian hospital is trying to push the tech into the mainstream. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT...
01:01 am -05 - Mon, November 28, 2016
Engadget Tesla's upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out mid-December
Should you happen to be one of the first drivers to buy a Model S or Model X with Enhanced Autopilot support, you're probably wondering when you'll actually start getting those features. We...
11:53 pm -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget Test can show if the speed of light has changed
Modern science assumes that the speed of light has always been the same. Researchers have suggested that this seeming constant might have changed over time, however, and they now have a way to find ou...
09:52 pm -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget San Francisco transit stations fall victim to a hack
San Franciscans just got an all-too-real demonstration of what it's like when hackers attack urban infrastructure. The city's Municipal Transportation Agency has confirmed that the Muni sta...
07:55 pm -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget Massive galaxy cluster found 'hiding' behind the Milky Way
You would think that it would be easy to spot a cosmic structure as enormous as a supercluster holding legions of galaxies, but not so -- the Milky Way can hide all kinds of objects, usually due to du...
05:49 pm -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget German draft law would limit your data privacy rights
Germany has generally been protective of privacy as of late, but it might take a step backward. The country's union for data protection has revealed that an interior ministry draft law would ser...
03:51 pm -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget BMW reportedly unveils an i3 redesign in 2017
BMW might not be waiting for the distant future to step up its electric car plans. Welt sources claim that the automaker plans the 2017 launch of a redesigned i3 that promises both practical and cosme...
03:51 pm -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget BMW will reportedly unveil an i3 redesign in 2017
BMW might not be waiting for the distant future to step up its electric car plans. Welt sources claim that the automaker plans the 2017 launch of a redesigned i3 that promises both practical and cosme...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget BenHeck's Virtual Boy, part 1
Ben's seeing double this week with a retro virtual reality console that was ahead of its time: Nintendo's Virtual Boy (codename "VUE"). Though the technology was advanced in many w...
12:28 pm -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget Major 'No Man's Sky' update arrives with surprises
That promised Foundation Update for No Man's Sky? It's already here for both PC and PS4... and it includes much, much more than Hello Games hinted at just a couple of days ago. The centerpie...
12:28 pm -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget Major 'No Man's Sky' update arrives with a few surprises
That promised Foundation Update for No Man's Sky? It's already here for both PC and PS4... and it includes much, much more than Hello Games hinted at just a couple of days ago. The centerpie...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget After Math: Let's get lost in space
It's been a stellar week for our space-faring future. NASA unveiled its theoretical EM Drive, UCSF researchers successfully placed mouse embryos into suspended animation, a team from the Max Plan...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget The world's fastest electric car, and more in the week that was
Tesla finally sealed the deal on its acquisition of SolarCity this week, and the merger is already producing incredible results. The two companies just completed a project to power an entire island on...
06:54 am -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget Malware uses Facebook and LinkedIn images to hijack your PC
Malware doesn't always have to attack your computer through browser- or OS-based exploits. Sometimes, it's the social networks themselves that can be the problem. Researchers at Check Poin...
06:54 am -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget Malware uses Facebook and LinkedIn images to hijack your PC (updated)
Malware doesn't always have to attack your computer through browser- or OS-based exploits. Sometimes, it's the social networks themselves that can be the problem. Researchers at Check Point ...
01:02 am -05 - Sun, November 27, 2016
Engadget Mars hides a gigantic ice sheet that may help astronauts
As a rule, the truly large deposits of ice on Mars are at the poles... right? No. Researchers using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's ground-penetrating radar have discovered that the planet�...
10:24 pm -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget First 'Titanfall 2' DLC includes a no-nonsense skins store
Respawn made it a point with Titanfall 2 to ditch some of the more annoying business models of modern games (such as charging for important add-ons), and you're about to find out how well that wo...
08:35 pm -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget 'Deus Ex Go' is now ready for your puzzle creations
If you've ever wanted to create puzzles for mobile games rather than playing whatever the developer gives you, you're about to have a field day. Square Enix has released a promised Puzzle Ma...
06:32 pm -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget CERN introduces Large Hadron Collider's robotic inspectors
Since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) needs to be in tip-top shape to discover new particles, it has two inspectors making sure everything's in working order. The two of them are called TIM, shor...
05:02 pm -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget Mobile shopping reaches an all-time high on Black Friday
Did you get some of your holiday gift shopping done on your phone, instead of your PC? You're far from alone. Adobe has determined that mobile shopping (both phone and tablet) was responsible for...
03:31 pm -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget 'Cards Against Humanity' hole is a crowdfunding metaphor
The Cards Against Humanity crew is no stranger to backing projects that are alternately very helpful and utterly pointless, and its latest is squarely in the latter camp. It's crowdfunding the H...
03:31 pm -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget 'Cards Against Humanity' hole is a crowdfunding metaphor (updated)
The Cards Against Humanity crew is no stranger to backing projects that are alternately very helpful and utterly pointless, and its latest is squarely in the latter camp. It's crowdfunding the Ho...
01:58 pm -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget 'Star Wars' smartphone caters to your fandom
How much do you like Star Wars? Enough that you'd buy a phone that revolves around it? If so, we have good news... at least, if you're living in Japan. Sharp is marking the imminent arrival ...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget The best deals for Cyber Monday
Did you miss out on Black Friday bargains, or decide that packed stores and overwhelmed websites were too much? Not to worry. We're collecting some of the best gadget bargains you'll find on...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget Six unexpected sources of renewable energy
By Cat DiStasioWhen it comes to discussions about renewable energy, solar and wind power often take center stage. To a lesser degree, other forms like geothermal energy and hydropower also get some at...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget VLC media player now supports 360-degree videos
VLC, the app that lets you play basically any video format on practically any platform, is about to add support for a whole new medium. The company just unveiled a technical preview that enables its d...
05:52 am -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget Sphero's Force Band can now control your home over IFTTT
Sphero's motion-tracking Force Band can now control more than a tiny (and utterly adorable) BB-8 droid. The company has teamed up with If This Then That (IFTT) to integrate the "force" ...
02:15 am -05 - Sat, November 26, 2016
Engadget Japan wants the world's fastest supercomputer by 2018
Our world is in transition, with automation and digitization edging-out more humane forms of industrial labor. Some countries are actively pushing against that, but others, like Japan, are running hea...
11:02 pm -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget GoPro has a voice-controlled remote for its voice-controlled cameras
One of the reasons we gave both of GoPro's new cameras -- the Hero5 Black and Hero Session -- good scores is that they both allow you to use voice control to do things like start and stop recordi...
07:58 pm -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget Amazon will spend $1 billion to conquer the Middle East
Amazon is one of the world's largest retail destinations, but it doesn't have much traction in the Middle East. That's why rumors that it's looking to buy Souq.com, the Amazon of t...
05:02 pm -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' will get base building in its first major update
There's some good news for No Man's Sky fans this Black Friday: The game is soon to get its first major update, according to a post from the developer, Hello Games. The bad news: Hello Games...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget Six gifts for your paranoid friends and family
It pays to be paranoid in a time of rampant breaches, social media account extortion, identity theft, fake security products, ransomware, and hack attacks on all. That's why we've put togeth...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget Bragi's 'The Headphone' takes on Apple's AirPods
Almost three years ago, Bragi left an indelible mark on the headphone universe. The then-unknown company launched a pair of "truly" wireless headphones on Kickstarter that not only cut every...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget Bragi's 'Headphone' takes on Apple's AirPods
Almost three years ago, Bragi left an indelible mark on the headphone universe. The then-unknown company launched a pair of "truly" wireless headphones on Kickstarter that not only cut every...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget The best $200 in-ear headphones
By Lauren DraganThis 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 pick...
12:03 pm -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget Maserati's electric Alfieri two-seater coming in 2020
Maserati recently said it would sell its first electric car by 2020, and now we know exactly what it will look like. The company told Just Auto that it would build an EV version of its Alfieri, a two ...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget The first smart mirror you can actually buy focuses on your flaws
Staring lovingly at your reflection in the mirror gets old, especially if it's not a magical one that tells you you're the fairest of them all. But what if all that time you already spend in...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Genetically-modified mosquitoes are coming
Today on In Case You Missed It: Voters in the Florida Keys may have passed a measure to use bioengineered mosquitoes to combat the Zika virus and Dengue fever, but it's still a battle to get a co...
08:02 am -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget SpaceX to launch ocean-monitoring NASA satellite in 2021
Elon Musk's SpaceX has been awarded a new contract to launch a NASA satellite in 2021. The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will begin at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in Califor...
06:08 am -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future delays EV production plant in Nevada
Construction on Faraday Future's Nevada EV manufacturing plant has stopped, putting projected electric car delivery dates at risk, according to the Financial Times. The Chinese company, backed by...
04:30 am -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget Blu's Vivo 6 comes to the UK for 185 on Black Friday
US phone maker Blu (Bold Like Us) has produced a number of feature-rich yet affordable Android handsets over the years, but the company hasn't really made a name for itself in Europe. But now it&...
04:13 am -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget NASA says the ISS' inflatable module is doing great
It's been almost six months since the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was attached to the ISS, and NASA now has some early data to share. According to BEAM Manager Steve Munday, it'...
02:04 am -05 - Fri, November 25, 2016
Engadget HitFilm's VFX software now supports 8K and 360-degree video
Earlier this year, we brought you the story of FXHome, a British software company that builds VFX software for the YouTube generation. Now, the outfit is updating its paid-for tier, HitFilm Pro, for 2...
11:59 pm -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Exotic bird inspires cheaper light-based camouflage design
Colors usually come from pigments or dyes, but are also created when light is refracted and reflected by microscopic structures. Those iridescent hues, known as "structural coloration," are ...
09:46 pm -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Pixel-rich VR display eliminates the 'screen door' effect
The problem with using smartphones to power VR headsets is simply that their screens weren't made for displaying virtual reality. Smartphone displays, although often high-resolution, just don...
08:09 pm -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Mars probe crashed because it misjudged where the ground was
The European Space Agency believes that it knows what caused its Schiaparelli lander to crash on the surface of Mars. It turns out that the spacecraft was hurtling towards the ground perfectly well un...
05:56 pm -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Plex's machine learning tech auto-tags photos for you
Plex has made it easier for premium users to organize their photos and to unearth specific snapshots from their massive collections. The service now auto-tags photos based on what its new machine lear...
04:12 pm -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Reddit CEO confesses to editing comments that insulted him
Like a lot of forums, the moderators at Reddit have the freedom to ban or allow whatever post or account they deem unsuitable. But Reddit CEO Steve Huffman went a step beyond that recently when he dir...
03:05 pm -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget The Navy's $4 billion stealth destroyer has malfunctioned again
The US Navy hasn't exactly been having the best of luck with its pricey new ship. Only weeks after it was officially commissioned the USS Zumwalt, the Navy's new $4.4 billion destroyer has a...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget The hydrogen-powered generator that was almost a home-shopping hit
Joy, last year's film about QVC and Home Shopping Network inventor Joy Mangano, may not have been the best collaboration between superstar Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell. But the...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Everything you should watch over the holidays
It's the perfect time of the year to gather your family, consider what you're grateful for and watch way too much TV. Even if you're already a television connoisseur, there's a goo...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Foodsniffer to check the status of your leftovers!
Many lucky people across the US today will be presented with more food than they can handle, and that means... leftovers. Whether you're an overstocked host or a guest who's lucky enough to ...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Google's AI can translate language pairs it has never seen
Google's AI is not just better at grasping languages like Mandarin, but can now translate between two languages it hasn't even trained on. In a research paper, Google reveals how it uses its...
08:41 am -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget EE's 4G coverage now bests all UK 3G networks
EE's 4G coverage now exceeds that of any 3G network in the UK, the carrier has announced, after it switched on 800MHz spectrum capacity at 700 cell sites across the country. This filled in 5,000 ...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorHappy Thanksgiving, everybody! We're hitting you with the Weekend Edition a few days early in honor of the holiday -- and so we can enjoy some turkey, too -- but we'll ...
06:30 am -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Airbnb settles lawsuit with New York over short-term rental law
Airbnb has settled its lawsuit against the state of New York, but that doesn't mean it has given up. The rental listing service sued the state after governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that made ...
05:25 am -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget UK's Bletchley Park to host cybersecurity boarding school
Bletchley Park will once again serve as a cryptographic hub in the UK. Plans are afoot to create a new "National College of Cyber Security" in G-Block, a building which is currently in a sta...
04:50 am -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget 'Watch Dogs 2' finally has all the features Ubisoft promised
People who bought Watch Dogs 2 under the promise of a seamless blend between a solo campaign and multiplayer are finally going to get the game they paid for. Yesterday, developer/publisher Ubisoft tur...
02:14 am -05 - Thu, November 24, 2016
Engadget Navy leaks personal data for over 130,000 sailors
Another day, another data breach. While everyone is focused on pre-holiday activities, the Navy reveals that it was notified by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in October about a compromised laptop. Now, a...
11:23 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Trump's new tech adviser wants to gut the FCC
On Monday, President-elect Trump named two advisers to his tech policy transition team. One of those experts, director of the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida Mark Jamison, ...
09:12 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget NASA hopes for five more year-long ISS missions
Just because Scott Kelly has landed and retired doesn't mean that NASA is done with long-term stays in space. The agency informs Ars Technica that it's aiming for five more year-long mission...
07:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Steam's first game awards are chosen by you
Valve doesn't want to leave game awards to others any more. The gaming giant is introducing its first-ever Steam Awards, and it's asking the community to decide on both the nominees and the ...
06:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's'Solitaire' heads to iOS and Android
If you're one of the millions addicted to Microsoft's Solitaire on Windows, now you'll be able to get your card fix for free on iOS and Android. This marks the first time the Solitaire ...
05:45 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget The best deals for Black Friday
Black Friday, the shopping mania that occurs the day after American Thanksgiving, may be more important than ever in 2016. Between 4K TVs, new game consoles, media hubs, mobile devices and wearables, ...
05:11 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget New 'Pokmon Go' creature throws unpredictability into your game
That didn't take long. Mere days after leaks hinted that Pok&eacute;mon Go would get more monsters, Niantic and The Pok&eacute;mon Company have rolled Ditto into the game. The critter is ...
04:45 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: $100 off the new MacBook Pro
This 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, they may earn...
04:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Stumbling out of the gate
I just spent 15 minutes wandering around the office, trying to shoot ghouls in the face with lightning. Before that, I dropped a virtual rococo sofa into the empty space next to my desk, just to see i...
03:49 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Digital cameras can basically see in the dark now
We all love a good camera. But for many, photography isn't a just a hobby, it's a way of life. While you could put faster film in an analog camera to boost low-light performance, digital cam...
03:18 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget MIT builds low-cost synthetic muscles out of nylon cord
Researchers have been trying to build durable, low-cost synthetic muscles for years but to no avail. The systems developed so far have either been too expensive to produce en mass (like carbon nanotub...
02:55 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Nintendo offers rare discounts on 3DS and Wii U games
Nintendo isn't known for running many sales on its games (you're more likely to see sales on devices), but it's making a big exception this year. It just kicked off a Cyber Deals eShop ...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Why we need diverse games like 'Watch Dogs 2' more than ever
As we're finally beginning to see video games take diverse representation seriously, it's almost poetic that Americans just elected a race-baiting misogynist as their next leader. It's ...
02:09 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Google drops 'Cast' branding in favor of 'Chromecast built-in'
Has that seemingly ubiquitous Google Cast branding on media devices felt uninspiring, or even a bit confusing? Google might just agree with you. The company has been phasing out the Google Cast name o...
02:09 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Google drops 'Cast' branding in favor of 'Chromecast built-in' (updated)
Has that seemingly ubiquitous Google Cast branding on media devices felt uninspiring, or even a bit confusing? Google might just agree with you. The company has been phasing out the Google Cast name o...
01:42 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget DOJ: Cinemas must offer tech for blind and deaf customers
Digital distribution means that it's no longer a chore to distribute movies with audio description and closed captioning. Despite this, some theaters have resisted offering the service, cutting o...
01:20 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Separating art from the artist
December 2012. That's the last time I listened to a Lostprophets song. It was never my favorite band, but a few tracks were in my regular rotation until that month, when The Guardian broke news t...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Scientists put mouse embryos in suspended animation for a month
A team of scientists from the University of California, San Francisco only wanted to slow down mice embryos' cell growth in the lab. Instead, they managed to completely pause their development, p...
12:40 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget NASA conducts second round of fire experiments in space
Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft has begun making its way back from the ISS with fiery cargo on board. NASA has conducted its second space fire experiment aboard the Cygnus, burning nine different...
12:20 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget US proposes a phone 'driver mode' to reduce in-car distractions
Smartphones already have car-optimized interfaces like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and you'll occasionally see safety measures that shut off features (and enable others) while you're dri...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget 12 gifts for music nerds
Nerds come in many forms. Some build stuff, some like video games, and others sweat the tiny details of audio fidelity or salivate over vintage drum machines. That latter group can be difficult to sho...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Ocean adventure 'Abz' gets a glow-in-the-dark vinyl soundtrack
After the recent announcement that soothing underwater adventure Abz&ucirc; will be heading to Xbox One, fans will soon be able to own its soundtrack too. Composed by Austin Wintory, the man who w...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Revisit 'Burnout: Paradise' for free on Xbox next month
Xbox's Games With Gold subscription service has come a long way. At the start of the generation, Games With Gold offered very few AAA titles, its game lineups paling in comparison to Sony's ...
10:36 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Amazon may bring its ticket sales to the US
Amazon introduced online concert and theater ticket sales in the UK back in 2015, and it now looks like you should have that option elsewhere in the world -- possibly including the US. Recode has spo...
10:10 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Credit card readers were hacked at MSG for nearly a year
Knicks fans have it rough. To watch last year's third-worst team, fans got to pay the league's highest ticket prices and drink the priciest beer. To add further insult, Madison Square Garden...
09:55 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget EVs, 5G and fintech: How the Autumn Statement affects UK tech
Another Autumn Statement, another set of promises that may or may not improve the lives of British citizens. Amongst the usual tax and welfare modifications, chancellor Philip Hammond announced some n...
09:47 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Black Friday (2016) deals: here are the UK's best
Black Friday is upon us, but that doesn't mean that we'll have to wait for deals. UK retailers don't really care whether it's Friday or not, they're busy discounting products ...
09:47 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Black Friday deals: from Xbox One to PS4, here are the UK's best
Black Friday is upon us, but that doesn't mean that we'll have to wait for deals. UK retailers don't really care whether it's Friday or not, they're busy discounting products ...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The internet-connected chessboard of your dreams
Today on In Case You Missed It: A Kickstarter campaign for a chessboard that uses a robotic arm underneath to magically move magnetic game pieces has surpassed its funding goal -- and let's be re...
08:50 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Google's Pixel phones get lift-to-wake and double-tap features
Google's well-reviewed Pixel and Pixel XL are the Android phones to have right now, but they're still missing some much-liked features from the Nexus 6P and 5X. Namely, the models lack the &...
07:35 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget 'Star Trek: Discovery' casts Michelle Yeoh
Nicholas Meyer has let it slip that Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of the upcoming CBS show Star Trek: Discovery. The show's consulting producer dropped the bombshell while talking to ComingSo...
07:24 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget YouView's major update centres on a faster, more visual UI
BT said earlier this month it would be rolling out a major update to its TV service next year, but it can only do that by following YouView's lead. Today, YouView announced the finer details of t...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The short holiday week is almost over, but first let's take a look at a Tesla-powered island, Xbox One's VR ambitions and the roundest star we've ev...
05:05 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Obama: Michael Jordan is more than just a meme
We're sure most of you know Michael Jordan as one of the best basketball players of all time, but we wouldn't be surprised if some clueless kid only knows him as "crying MJ." Since...
03:33 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget NASA says Ceres' brightest crater is made of salt
The scientists in charge of NASA's Dawn spacecraft has released more high-res images of Ceres, along with information that sheds more light on what it's made of. One of the new images is ano...
01:57 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget Hijacked headphones could be used to listen in on your life
Fun fact: If you're in a pinch and need a microphone, a spare pair of headphones can do the job. Not so fun fact? A group of researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University just figured out th...
12:38 am -05 - Wed, November 23, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' finally makes playing with randoms easier
Overwatch is great, but, unless you're carousing with people on your friends list, it's been almost impossible to keep playing with the same people in matchmade multiplayer. Thankfully the d...
11:41 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 360-degree video
Let's be honest: no matter how much you like watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, it loses a lot of its thunder if you aren't in New York City to witness it first-hand. However,...
10:13 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Google, other tech giants outline ways to improve IoT security
Google, Intel, Microsoft, Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and a handful of other tech industry giants joined former FCC Chief Technologist Dale Hatfield to form the Broadband Internet Technical Ad...
09:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Twitter cracks down on developers making surveillance tools
If it wasn't already clear that Twitter wants to keep police and spies out of your tweets, it is now. Twitter is warning developers that it won't let them use public programming kits or Gni...
08:23 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget 'Rocket League' Steam Workshop = more crazy stadiums
As cool as playing a game of soccer (football to the rest of the world) with cars in a rapturous undersea arena is, sometimes you want to go somewhere even the development team couldn't dream up....
07:55 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget NYT: Facebook developed a censorship tool for use in China
Facebook has been banned in China since 2009 (Instagram since 2014), but ever since, there have been reports the company is trying to find its way back in. Earlier this year, Time documented a "c...
07:18 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Major advertising firm bans Breitbart for hate speech
The AppNexus advertising network drew a line in the sand today: Breitbart News has been indefinitely barred from using its ad-serving tools for violating hate speech standards. "This blacklist wa...
07:01 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Telegram launches a blogging platform for the impatient
If you've ever wanted to write something online really quickly but didn't want to go through the hassle of signing up for a Medium, Wordpress or Blogger account, maybe Telegram's new Te...
06:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Control Neato's robot vacuum with Amazon Alexa voice commands
Getting your robotic vacuum to clean the house is usually a matter of setting a timer or pressing a start button -- but what if you could just ask it to get to work? If you happen to own an Amazon Ech...
05:50 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget A 'Pokemon' glitch could corrupt your 'Sun' and 'Moon' saves
Enjoying Pokemon Sun and/or Moon? You aren't alone. But as a heads up, for now, it looks like you shouldn't save in the post-game Battle Tree location or pretty much any Pokemon Center in th...
05:09 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Sling TV is joining Comcast's X1 cable platfom
Sling TV's over the top internet service is about to arrive in an unusual landing spot: Comcast's cable boxes. The two companies just announced a partnership that will put the IPTV service o...
04:44 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Twitter suspends Tila Tequila following pro-Nazi posts
Twitter's quest to clamp down on hatemongers, trolls and similar provocateurs isn't slowing down any time soon. The social network has suspended Tila Tequila's account after the realit...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Maliciously crafted video can freeze your iOS device
If you thought last year's iOS text crash bug was a headache, you'd better brace yourself. EverythingApplePro and other users have confirmed that at least one maliciously crafted video is gu...
03:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Xbox One games stream to your Oculus Rift on December 12th
You can already stream Xbox One games to your PC. But what if you'd rather not make it patently obvious that you're playing Gears of War? You're in luck. Microsoft and Oculus are launch...
03:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Fake news sites are using Amazon to hire their writers
It appears that right wing websites that traffic in "alt-right" fake news are using Amazon's Mechanical Turk system to recruit writers to produce content for them. The Mechanical Turk p...
02:41 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget 'The Walking Dead' season three lands on December 20th
Telltale's The Walking Dead is back. Season three, A New Frontier, is set to premiere worldwide on December 20th across PC, PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Android. Keep in mind t...
02:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Former Uber drivers can appeal bans in New York City
If Uber kicks out a driver, that's usually all she wrote. They have to look for new work, even if the final offense was something beyond their control. In New York City, however, it's a di...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Johnnie Walker's drunk-driving VR experience lacks subtlety
You've probably considered the importance of avoiding drinking and driving, but I'm guessing you've never experienced the consequences of it in VR. Johnnie Walker teamed up with Samsung...
01:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget The biggest 'Minecraft' console update of 2016 lands in December
The final Minecraft: Console Edition update of the year is also its largest. The Holiday Update will land in late December, bringing the Elytra (wings that allow players to glide), Amplified Terrain, ...
01:18 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe
The sun may look round from our viewing angle but it -- like most stars -- aren't as spherical as they seem. It's actually 10 kilometers wider at its equator than it is at its poles. This is...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Influential horror series 'Amnesia' now available on PS4
It turns out horror games are like buses -- you spend ages waiting for one to arrive and then three show up at once. After years of PC exclusivity, the Amnesia Collection finally allows PlayStation ga...
12:31 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Rockefellers give Exxon Mobil lashing over the environment
Earlier this year, the Rockefeller Brothers foundation divested its holding in Exxon Mobil, the company created* by John D. Rockefeller. Now, the descendants of the world's richest oil baron are ...
12:08 pm -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Apple's diversity numbers haven't moved much in a year
It's been a year where tech companies have been pledging their fealty to the concept of diversity, but backed that up with very little action. Recode has unearthed a document that Apple sent to A...
11:47 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Fender's guitar apps will sync wirelessly with its new amp
Fender revealed its plans for a suite of guitar apps back in August, but some of the software will also pair with one of the company's upcoming amps. According to Bloomberg, Fender has a new guit...
11:29 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Britain's film board to enforce online porn age checks
The UK government is inching closer to a new piece of legislation that will require porn sites to introduce age checks. Such an idea has been kicking around for well over two years, but finally the De...
11:19 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget New battery tech lasts for days, charges in seconds
Scientists from the University of Central Florida (UCF) have created a supercapacitor battery prototype that works like new even after being recharged 30,000 times. The research could yield high-capac...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Doppler's smart earbuds coming to sports events and museums
Dopper Labs is partnering with the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Philharmonic and San Francisco fine arts museums on new experiences for its Here One earbuds. They use "smart" active listeni...
10:36 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen will build EVs in North America starting in 2021
Volkswagen introduced its new e-Golf at the LA Auto Show last week and today the automaker announced more plans for its electric vehicles in North America. As part of its plan for the next decade, the...
10:29 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget NHS to use Google DeepMind AI app to help treat patients
Google and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust have announced a fresh five-year collaboration today, which will see the former's DeepMind AI used to improve patient care across the trust&#...
10:12 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Tesla runs an entire island on solar power
Now that Tesla has officially acquired SolarCity, it's not wasting any time showing what the combined entity can do. Tesla has revealed that it's running the island of Ta'u (in American...
09:50 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Old Apple computers make excellent plant pots
What should you do with old Apple hardware? Keep it and maintain it as the company intended, old software and all? Or maybe donate it to a museum, where fellow fans can gaze at its chunky keys and ado...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The balloon bot that can actually stand upright
Today on In Case You Missed It: A scientist at UCLA's Robotics &amp; Mechanisms Laboratory is experimenting with a way to get around the fact that robots have a difficult time maintaining a h...
09:01 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget 'Resident Evil 7' $180 edition comes with a tiny haunted house
After scaring our socks off at Gamescom, Capcom has now revealed Resident Evil 7's collector's edition -- and it's not for the faint hearted... or the financially minded....
08:35 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget UK insurers detail the data they'll want from driverless cars
As car makers outfit their vehicles with more autonomous features, insurance providers are carefully weighing up how to cover owners of driverless cars while figuring out exactly who should be liable ...
08:25 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Vivaldi's web browser can control your Hue lights
Standing up and walking over to a light switch is so pass&eacute;, apparently. To stand out from its competition, Vivaldi has added Hue light controls to its upstart desktop browser. With the late...
07:55 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Facebook is testing public WiFi finder on mobile
Facebook has started testing a feature that will help you find the nearest public WiFi networks you can access for free. TheNextWeb has spotted the experimental feature in the iOS app, where chosen us...
06:54 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Brexit's good for tech, Brexit's bad for tech
Ever since 52 percent of referendum voters helped decide that life would be better outside of the European Union, Britain's economic future has been less than certain. The government continues to...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
It's Tuesday, which means Facebook and Instagram have nicked another feature from Snapchat. Meanwhile, the Snapbot has landed in NYC, Apple has a battery problem of its own to deal with and the H...
04:28 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Chase Pay's QR code-powered app only works at two stores
Retailers spent years trying to develop a mobile payment system capable of competing with Apple Pay and Android Pay, and at last, CurrentC has arrived. It's come in the form of the Chase Pay app,...
04:28 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Chase Pay's QR code-powered app only works at two stores (updated)
Retailers spent years trying to develop a mobile payment system capable of competing with Apple Pay and Android Pay, and at last, CurrentC has arrived. It's come in the form of the Chase Pay app,...
02:36 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget Scientists' realistic lab-grown gut tissue thrives in mice
A team of scientists have not only created gut tissue that's so close to the real thing, they've also successfully grafted it into mice for the first time. The team converted ordinary skin a...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, November 22, 2016
Engadget HTC's 10 Evo is its first phone you can only buy online
A couple of weeks ago, HTC launched its latest smartphone, the Bolt, as an exclusive device for US carrier Sprint. But as it turns out, that partnership isn't as exclusive as first thought, for t...
11:46 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Classic 'Ninja Gaiden' scores earn a deluxe remaster next year
Say what you will about the trend of gaming soundtracks being released on vinyl (I've already chimed in), but the upside is that the business move can expose classic tracks to a new audience. Tak...
10:33 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Study: most students can't spot fake news
If you thought fake online news was a problem for impressionable adults, it's even worse for the younger crowd. A Stanford study of 7,804 middle school, high school and college students has found...
08:58 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Trump subs in a YouTube address for a press conference
President-elect Donald Trump has made his first address regarding the state of his transition to President of the United States, via a YouTube video. While he presumably reads directly from a teleprom...
07:51 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget What's on your TV: 'Gilmore Girls,' '3%'
Need something to watch while you're huddled outside a big box store on Black Friday? Save the second episode of Amazon's The Grand Tour for your new 4K HDR TV (it's worth it), as Netfl...
07:14 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget NASA demonstrates EM Drive theory, but don't get too excited
A fuel-free engine is the stuff of science fiction for now, but scientists at NASA Eagleworks have published a peer-reviewed paper that suggests the ideas behind an EM Drive are worth testing further....
06:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Adidas' latest innovation is a pair of biodegradable sneakers
When the UltraBoost Uncaged Parleys debuted earlier this month, Adidas showed off the depth of its commitment to cutting out petroleum and fossil fuels from its manufacturing process. While the Parley...
05:50 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget 4K Netflix is finally available on Windows 10 PCs
Netflix has been pushing out 4K content to its apps on streaming boxes and Smart TVs for awhile, but the entertainment industry's anti-piracy crusade and some DRM limitations have meant PC users ...
05:20 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook drone failure prompts a US investigation
Facebook may have been beaming with pride when it completed the first full test of its Aquila internet drone on June 28th, but that "structural failure" near the end? US officials aren'...
04:57 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget WSJ: Amazon ponders live sports on Prime
Amazon already offers a robust library of movies and television for streaming, but the online retailer could be looking to tackle one of the last remaining strongholds of pay television. The Wall Stre...
04:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget 'Uncharted 4' adds a survival mode with a few twists
Gears of War 4 won't have a monopoly on co-op survival modes this holiday, apparently. Naughty Dog is introducing an Uncharted 4: Survival mode that will arrive in mid-December. As with its Xbo...
04:05 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Adorable Cozmo robot will soon recognize pets
Owners of the Anki Cozmo robot will soon be able to have it interact with their pets. An upgrade slated to roll out during the week of December 5th will add new functionality to the tiny automaton tha...
03:38 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Canada gets real wireless competition as a key carrier adds LTE
Canada was supposed to get proper, national-level cellular competition when Wind Mobile hit the scene in 2009, but that's not quite how it panned out. You see, Wind hasn't had LTE all those...
03:15 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Moto Z phones are Daydream ready thanks to Android Nougat update
Motorola promised to upgrade its Moto Z and Moto Z Force phones to Nougat before the end of the year and today the company revealed that it's rolling out the update before the end of November. Mo...
02:53 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Apple's Jony Ive helped design a Christmas tree with no lights
Jony Ive and Marc Newson have designed a range of products that have little to do with their work at Apple, but their latest is something special. They've worked with set designer Michael Howells...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Netflix has three Dave Chappelle comedy specials on the way
After stepping off the Saturday Night Live stage, the return of Dave Chappelle includes three comedy specials for Netflix. The streaming service announced today that three selections from the popular ...
02:06 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Uber gives you an easy way to compliment good drivers
There are certainly ways to praise an Uber driver beyond a five-star rating, like basic notes or some cash at the end of the trip. But what if you want to make it patently clear that you liked a part...
01:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget The MacBook Pro Touch Bar plays 'Doom' because of course it does
Doom is the rice of the video game world. It's a staple of the industry and it works with everything, running flawlessly on ATMs, printers, pianos, calculators, e-readers, chainsaws and even on a...
01:15 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Google Maps will help you avoid Black Friday hordes
For over a year now, Google Maps and Search have been telling people when stores, bars and restaurants are likely to be busy. Now, it's going one step further. From today, searching for a busines...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget OnePlus 3T review: A satisfying update to a fairly new phone
Remember the OnePlus 3? It came out barely six months ago and was the best phone you could get for $400. Well, it's about to be replaced by a faster, slightly more expensive version of itself tha...
12:46 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Tesla's SolarCity acquisition is a done deal
When compared to most major business mergers, the union of Tesla and SolarCity happened about as fast as a Tesla launching to 60MPH in Ludicrous Mode. The two companies announced their intent to merg...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget The 11 best tech gifts for movie buffs
We're guessing this person on your list already owns a TV. (And if they don't -- or you just love them very much -- we have a couple suggestions.) But there are other ways to help your movie...
12:13 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget President Obama doesn't plan on pardoning Edward Snowden
With President Obama's term nearly up, infamous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and his supporters have been campaigning for a presidential pardon. It sounds like that isn't in the card, th...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget The best white noise machine
By Doug MahoneyThis 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 picks, i...
11:30 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Clickbait, fake news and the power of feeling
Fake news has dominated post-election headlines, and important questions have been asked: Would Hillary have won had almost a million people not read that Pope Francis had endorsed Trump? (Probably no...
11:14 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Microsoft hints at what you'll need to run Windows 10 VR headsets
There's still much we don't know about Microsoft's plan to deliver virtual reality in Windows 10. At this point, we've heard it'll start with $299 headsets from a variety of P...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget X-ray laser spots photosynthesis in real-life conditions
Humanity has known about the life-giving photosynthesis process for a long time, but studying it in real-world conditions has often been impractical. You've typically had to freeze samples to ge...
10:42 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly stops making WiFi routers
We hope you weren't dead set on getting a new AirPort Extreme any time soon. Bloomberg sources claim that Apple has "disbanded" its WiFi router division, quietly ramping it down over t...
10:21 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Instagram adds live video broadcasts and disappearing photos
Instagram has been taking quite a bit of inspiration from Snapchat lately, and that trend continues today. The app's latest update brings two new features: "disappearing" photos for Ins...
10:02 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Researchers take small step towards proving carbon capture
Researchers believe that they have made a major step towards proving carbon capture and storage is viable. A team in Washington State injected liquified CO2 into a basalt formation -- rock that forms ...
09:40 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget The NIO EP9 is the 'world's fastest' all-electric supercar
NextEV, despite its name, hasn't built your next automobile. At least not yet. Instead, it's created a (somewhat) eco-friendly monster capable of beating the N&uuml;rburgring in a stagge...
09:22 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Snapchat Spectacles are available in New York City
You knew it was just a matter of time -- after stops in California and Oklahoma, Snapchat is now selling Spectacles in New York City. If you can make it to 5 East 59th Street in upper midtown Manhatta...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget UK education expert dismisses 'Minecraft' as a 'gimmick'
After offering teachers early access to Minecraft: Education Edition this summer, Microsoft's classroom-friendly version of the immensely popular sandbox game was formally launched at the beginni...
08:14 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Symantec to buy identity protection firm with checkered past
Symantec is acquiring identity-theft protection firm LifeLock for $2.3 billion. It's the company's latest move to branch out from malware protection into cybersecurity, following its purchas...
07:15 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Barclays' new ATMs let you withdraw money with your phone
Contactless technology is, we're told, destined to replace physical currency. In the meantime, you'll soon be able to use your phone to withdraw cash from an ATM -- if you're with Barcl...
07:05 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Watch the Earth from the ISS observatory in a 4K 360 video
International Space Station (ISS) crew work pretty hard, but when they do get time off, they often head to the "Cupola," according to Andrey Borisenko. The Russian cosmonaut shows us what it...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, November 21, 2016
Today begins with the proliferation of political Twitter bots, testing Sony's pricey full-frame camera, tens of thousands of recipes from your Amazon Echo and LG's new phone for audiophiles....
05:02 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Ofcom bans BT/EE from bidding on new 4G spectrum
In a bid to bring balance to the UK's mobile industry, communications watchdog Ofcom has confirmed it will limit BT and EE's role in upcoming 4G auctions. Next year, Ofcom will sell off 190 ...
04:53 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Apple replacing a small number of iPhone 6s batteries
Apple has let a cat out of its bag, the cat in this case being that there's a problem with some iPhone 6s models. According to the company, a fault with the battery is causing a "very small ...
03:04 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Google readying tap-to-pay for Android Wear smartwatches
Google may finally be ready to bring tap-to-pay to Android Wear, judging by evidence discovered in the Google Play Services version 10.0 by Android Police. Text prompt strings with messages like "...
01:12 am -05 - Mon, November 21, 2016
Engadget Light-based neural network could lead to super-fast AI
It's one thing to create computers that behave like brains, but it's something else to make them perform as well as brains. Conventional circuitry can only operate so quickly as part of a n...
11:05 pm -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget Walmart tries using blockchain to take unsafe food off shelves
It's scary when stores have to pull unsafe food. It can take days to pinpoint the batch or supplier that caused the problem, which could lead to people getting sick... or at best, force the stor...
09:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget Signal makes it easier to verify the privacy of your chats
One of Signal's privacy advantages is that it not only encrypts your conversations, but gives you simple proof that those discussions are truly secret -- you just have to compare a set of digits ...
08:02 pm -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget Alphabet's autofocusing contact lens won't be tested in 2016
Bad news if you were hoping that Google's (now Alphabet's) smart contact lenses would be available relatively soon: they're running into some hurdles. Novartis, which is partnering with...
06:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget Twitter bots were rampant during the US election
If you believe one study, it's not just fake news that polluted the internet during the US election... it's bogus accounts, too. Researchers at the international Project on Computational Pro...
04:59 pm -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget Oculus' free VR painting tool Quill arrives in December
Oculus is giving away a virtual reality painting tool, but you'll still have to pony up some of your hard-earned dollars to be able to use it. The company will release the beta version of Quill f...
03:26 pm -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget Kanye West says Facebook and Google 'lied to you'
You're not the only one upset that the internet might have misled you. Kanye West cut short a Sacramento concert with an epic 15-minute speech where he railed against the state of the music indus...
01:58 pm -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget 'Star Citizen' team will share its schedule with the public
Of all the complaints about Star Citizen's development, transparency is one of the biggest. Outside of basic goals, it's hard to know how well the epic-scale space game is coming along at a...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's reverse-engineered Game Boy Printer
It's a bit late for Ben to break the warranty on this particular piece of hardware: The Game Boy Printer was released ages ago, which means it's ripe for being reverse-engineered! First we n...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget After Math: Are you kidding me?
It's been a brutal week for American democracy but there's still plenty of face-palmingly bad news from the tech sector to go around. Apple's trying to bilk its customers out of $300 fo...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget A new supersonic jet, and more in the week that was
Tesla currently makes the world's best electric vehicles, but Jaguar's first EV could give the automaker a run for its money. Meet the I-Pace: a svelte, stylish electric SUV that's fast...
07:02 am -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget GoPro compensates Karma buyers with free Hero5 cameras
We won't blame you if you're upset that GoPro had to recall your Karma drone over sudden power losses, but at least you're getting compensation for your trouble. GoPro is offering Amer...
01:44 am -05 - Sun, November 20, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo now talks you through 60,000 recipes
Believe it or not, there hasn't really been a comprehensive recipe skill for Amazon Echo speakers. Campbell's skill is focused on the soup brand, IFTTT integration is imperfect and Jamie Oli...
11:02 pm -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget NASA seeks public input on how to cut SLS and Orion costs
NASA has admitted in its latest Request for Information (RFI) that it's spending a bit too much money on the Space Launch System's and the Orion capsule's development. The agency is ask...
09:29 pm -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget Amazon will let Italians buy Fiat cars with a click
Amazon has made it easier to research cars online, but actually purchasing a car? That's another story. Even a recent deal with Seat in France limited customers to making a downpayment on the web...
07:58 pm -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget US government releases official guidelines for smart guns
Back in June, the US Department of Justice proposed a list of specifications for manufactures of smart guns: a preliminary outline of the baseline features law enforcement agencies wanted to see in th...
06:27 pm -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget Uber starts selling digital gift cards online
Uber has made it much easier to buy gift cards for friends, family and anyone else who paid for your fare in the past. You can now get digital gift cards straight from Uber's website and send the...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget Six innovative solar systems that go beyond standard arrays
By Cat DiStasioSolar technology has skyrocketed in recent years, as new innovations pave the way for more affordable designs that generate clean energy in unique ways. We've branched far beyond t...
04:18 pm -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget Watch the US launch a next-gen weather satellite at 5:10PM ET
If all goes according to plan, the US is about to enter a new era of weather tracking. The United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch the first instance of GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environ...
03:28 pm -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget Tesla self-driving demo shows you what the car sees
Sure, Tesla's first demo of full self-driving features was intriguing. But did you wonder what it was like from the car's point of view? You're about to find out. Tesla has posted anoth...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget LG V20 review: Great for audiophiles, but who else?
After the unabashed wackiness of its G5, LG had a real conundrum on its hands: Does it keep up the modular streak for its 2016 V-series flagship phone and risk lousy sales, or try something a little m...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Fake news writer takes blame for Trump's win
Facebook Fake-newsWriter: 'I Think DonaldTrump Is in the WhiteHouse Because of Me' Caitlin Dewey,The Washington PostFacebook's struggle with fake news has been widely reported and the i...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget 24 hours with Sony's A99 II full-frame DSLR
With high-end mirrorless cameras such as the A7S II and A7R II, it's easy to forget that Sony also makes full-frame DSLRs. Its latest one, the A99 II, is set to arrive later this month for $3,200...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget 24 hours with Sony's A99 II full-frame camera
With high-end mirrorless cameras such as the A7S II and A7R II, it's easy to forget that Sony also makes full-frame DSLR-like shooters. Its latest one, the A99 II, is set to arrive later this mon...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Wildland firefighting is about to get an AI assist
Today on In Case You Missed It: Lockheed Martin just demonstrated its AI aircraft system that can spot fires and put them out independent of human intervention, while also checking to see if any human...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorStill reeling from the result of November 8th? This week, Jess Conditt spoke with professor Allen Lichtman, who saw it (and every other presidential winner since 1984) coming, th...
03:05 am -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget Spammers compromised Twitter accounts for @PlayStation and others
If you noticed something odd on Twitter tonight, you weren't alone. Around 1AM ET, accounts like @PlayStation, @Viacom, @XboxSupport, @NTSB, @TheNewYorker, @TheNextWeb, the Red Cross (@ICRC) and ...
12:50 am -05 - Sat, November 19, 2016
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg explains how Facebook is fighting fake news
Ever since the end of the presidential election, the spread of rumors, misinformation and outright fake news on social media has been in the spotlight. With even President Obama speaking out about soc...
11:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Intel is reportedly backing away from wearables
When Intel bought Basis back in 2014, there were hopes the acquisition would push the wearables firm to the next level. Sadly, things didn't go that way -- the company's first Intel-backed p...
11:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Intel is reportedly backing away from wearables (update: it says no)
When Intel bought Basis back in 2014, there were hopes the acquisition would push the wearables firm to the next level. Sadly, things didn't go that way -- the company's first Intel-backed p...
10:36 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft executive bonuses could soon be tied to diversity goals
When we graded Microsoft on its employee diversity last year, its report card wasn't exactly stellar. Despite filling out its leadership team with more women and ethnic minorities than ever in it...
09:38 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget SolarCity roofing might cost the same as traditional shingles
Elon Musk might make grand statements, but he has a track record of backing them up with results. Like creating reusable spacecraft, for example. But Musk's latest sentiments about his SolarCity ...
06:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget 'Netflix Vista' imagines binge watching inside 'Black Mirror'
Sure, lately it feels like we're living an episode of Charlie Brooker's tech-gone-wrong series Black Mirror, but what if we really were? This "Netflix Vista" short just posted by t...
06:32 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop One settles lawsuit with former employees
As Hyperloop One continues its attempt at building the future of public transportation, it's moving on without the baggage of a messy lawsuit. The company announced today that it has reached a se...
06:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget The slow evolution of the tech-centric LA Auto Show
The LA Auto Show billed itself as the place where established automakers and enthusiastic startups would come together to show off the latest technological achievements in the world of cars. It even r...
05:45 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Ford CEO Mark Fields looks to a future beyond car ownership
Ford CEO Mark Fields has been moving the automaker into ventures outside of its normal core business of selling cars for a few years now. His LA Auto Show keynote touched on the company's current...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Google relents, unlocks accounts for Pixel resellers
After about a day of scrutiny, Google is reinstating the accounts of people who bought Pixel phones on behalf of a New Hampshire dealer and shared in the profits once the devices were sold again with ...
05:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Earthquake science explains why election polls were so wrong
Polls are not predictors.This is the message that American University history professor Allan Lichtman has been screaming at the world since 1981: It's not that the polling system itself is broke...
04:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 works with any Android smartphone
Samsung's constantly trying its hand at exclusive apps and services it hopes will add value to its products, even though this strategy has been responsible for more than a few flops. Samsung Pay ...
04:20 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget BMW and Baidu end self-driving car partnership
Last June, BMW and Baidu announced they would work together on self-driving car technology. Reuters reports that the automaker and Chinese tech company are now ending the joint research project. Baidu...
03:55 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget FriendFinder breach shows it's time to be adults about security
Like all sectors -- government, retail, finance, and healthcare -- adult and porn businesses are feeling the consequences of not making security a priority, in the worst possible ways.Namely, by getti...
03:53 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Obama honors code pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton
Bill Gates will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 22nd, but he wouldn't be where he is without two of the other honorees, Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton. They developed th...
03:35 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Can we put the fake news genie back in the bottle?
The 2016 presidential campaign has definitively shown us that you shouldn't rely on Facebook for all of your news. Even at its best, you're likely to be exposed primarily to viewpoints and s...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Operation Apples
Yes, yes there has been a ton of Battlefield 1 getting played in my household... Why do you ask? It's been another crazy busy week over on Public Access so we're going to forego the small ta...
03:17 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Tech host Will Smith needs help funding his VR talk show
News of tech journalist Will Smith's VR talk show broke in April and he's looking for help funding the first season. Smith has taken to Kickstarter to raise money for the The Foo Show's...
02:53 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget A full 'Pokemon' game could come to Nintendo's Switch
It sounds like a version of Pokemon Sun and Moon could be headed to Nintendo's upcoming Switch console. It'd be akin to Red and Blue's sibling Yellow or Pearl and Diamond's Platinu...
02:29 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget 'Genital Jousting' brings a new level of silliness to Steam
As Goat Simulator and Surgery Simulator prove, many folks don't take their gaming too seriously. And what could possibly be less serious than dueling penises? That's pretty much the premise ...
02:06 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen will reinvent itself as an EV maker
There may be something of a silver lining to Volkswagen's corrupt attempts to cheat emissions tests with it diesel and gas vehicles. The company, reeling from the fines it'll pay for its mis...
01:44 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Paint 3D app arrives on Windows 10 preview
Microsoft has incorporated its revamped Paint 3D app into the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build. First announced as part of the Windows 10 Creators update, it has nothing to do with the crude ra...
01:19 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Lysol owner and Indiegogo team up to find the next... Lysol
Reckitt Benckiser's board thinks that there might be something in this crowdfunding lark for sourcing new product ideas. That's why the chemicals company behind Durex, Veet and Lysol is team...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget The best Wi-Fi Range extender
By David MurphyThis 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...
12:47 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Google's DeepMind AI gets a few new tricks to learn faster
When it comes to machine learning, every performance gain is worth a bit of celebration. That's particularly true for Google's DeepMind division, which has already proven itself by beating a...
12:26 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget DraftKings and FanDuel make their merger official
It was speculated back in June and reports last month indicated that a deal was close. Today, daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel made their merger official. The two sides announced a &q...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget How humans and machines can work together to save the tuna
From sashimi to tartare, tuna is in demand year-round. More than half of the world's high-grade fish supply comes from the central and western Pacific Ocean, a region that accounts for a $7 billi...
11:49 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget AT&T's DirecTV Now service will be unveiled on November 28th
It seems like DirecTV Now has been in the works forever. Announced back in March as a competitor to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, it's an online streaming TV service that'll offer 100 channe...
11:25 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Has Hyperloop One bitten off more than it can chew?
"I don't want to be remembered as the guy that put a train in a tube" is the quote du jour from Hyperloop One's Josh Giegel. Giegel and co-founder Shervin Pishevar have been showin...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget 24 hours with Sony's A6500 mirrorless camera
When Sony announced the A6500 in October, it touted speed as one of the camera's main selling points. The company's new flagship mirrorless, which hits stores later this month for $1,400 (bo...
10:47 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Google Live cases show trending topics on your Pixels' screens
Google has launched two new Live case lines for its Pixel phones that come with their own live wallpapers, and one of them's a lot more relaxing than the other. The Google Earth Live cases featur...
10:24 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget PSVR shooter 'RIGS' gets a new mech and arena next month
PSVR multiplayer mech-em-up RIGS is one of the platform's most stunning launch titles, delivering enjoyable and fast-paced action -- if your stomach can handle it. In a bid to keep players blasti...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 15: Everything But the Truth
Senior editor Devindra Hardawar and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join host Terrence O'Brien to dig through the week's biggest news. First they'll talk about two of the biggest new produc...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Augment yourself with video glasses and exosuits
Today on In Case You Missed It: Between Snap Inc.'s more-buzz-than-Google-Glass sunglasses and exoskeleton suits for the workplace, we are officially future-living. Spectacles cost $130 and are d...
09:12 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget TfL thinks tracking passenger phones will improve the Tube
The London Underground welcomes 1.34 billion passengers each year, many of whom have their own unique routes of travel. Transport for London wants to know more about these movements to improve the saf...
09:05 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Wearhaus' 'social' headphones are now on sale
Wearhaus isn't slinging just any old pair of fancy headphones, but instead what it's calling a social listening experience. Put simply, it makes cans that let you share whatever track you�...
08:32 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo can send hands-free texts for AT&T subscribers
Say, you have your hands full and need to text someone ASAP -- if you're an AT&amp;T subscriber with access to Amazon's speakers, you can now send messages completely hands free. Startin...
08:04 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget UK judge grants girl's dying wish to be cryogenically frozen
In what's thought to be the first case of its kind, a UK judge granted a dying girl's last wish to be cryogenically frozen. The 14-year-old was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last year...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Bungie is banning Destiny's biggest cheaters
As video game makers continue to incorporate more online and multiplayer elements into their games, they need to give special consideration to how they deal with cheaters. Consoles are locked down by ...
06:30 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget 'Beasts of Balance' is a true digital board game hybrid
Hybrid board games are not a new concept. There's only so much you can track with paper, dice and pen before it becomes 'Spreadsheet: The Game.' A companion smartphone or tablet app can...
06:30 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget 'Beasts of Balance' is Jenga evolved
Hybrid board games are not a new concept. There's only so much you can track with paper, dice and pen before it becomes 'Spreadsheet: The Game.' A companion smartphone or tablet app can...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, November 18, 2016
Is a folding drone the next must-have accessory in your travel bag? We review the Passport, dig into Snapchat's Spectacle strategy and investigate news for iPhones old and new. Plus: The old Top ...
05:30 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Rodent trials suggest screen-addiction hurts child development
A new study from the Seattle Children's Research Institute may have taken the first step towards confirming something my parents have been telling me for decades: too much TV rots your brain. Wel...
04:02 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Researchers offer new evidence of a liquid ocean on Pluto
Pluto may have lost its official planet status, but the frozen world at the edge of our solar system still deserves a closer look. That's the end goal of two new studies of Pluto published in the...
02:32 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Google Play Newsstand now shows stories based on your interests
If you're a heavy user of Google's news reader, get ready to bear with some big changes: today, the company gave Newsstand a complete overhaul. The updated app takes a step back from the cat...
01:12 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Nest 'Instaclips' capture highlights with a single click
Time-lapse photography is super cool, but doing it yourself is a pretty involved undertaking. The folks at Nest want to take the work out of it though. With a new feature for Nest Aware subscribers yo...
12:00 am -05 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Engadget Amazon launches pre-Black Friday Alexa-exclusive deals
If you're doing some pre-Black Friday shopping this weekend from Amazon, you may as well take advantage of the website's Alexa-exclusive deals. So long as you're down for some voice sho...
11:33 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Stephen Hawking warns humans may have only 1,000 years left on Earth
Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking spoke at the Oxford Union earlier this week, and the headline takeaway from the speech has been a statement that humanity needs to find a new place to li...
10:52 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Play 'Star Wars Battlefront' on PSVR December 6th
Electronic Arts teased out its Star Wars Battlefront VR experience way back in March, and now we know when it's actually exiting hyperspace. Come December 6th, you'll be able to strap on you...
10:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Coke made a selfie bottle because the world surely needed one
Coca-Cola Israel has developed a gizmo that makes selfie sticks look tame and normal in comparison. The company attached a camera-equipped base to a 500 ml Coke to create what it calls the "world...
09:41 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Hyundai will give away free rides in its ad-branded EVs
Ride sharing is getting some serious interest with both titans and startups: Google opened its Waze Rider program in the Bay Area back in September, while Danish carmaker Spiri will unleash its fleet ...
08:57 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Full Fact wants to automate fact checking to fight fake news
"If we can't discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems." That's President Obama speaking to the threat of outright fake and inaccurate news. In a...
08:03 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Nexar's dashcam app is free, but at the cost of your data
We likely aren't going to get flying cars anytime soon, but we will have self-driving ones. They'll be packed to the gills with sensors to keep us safe and sound as we Snapchat ourselves cru...
07:06 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Apple will fix iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease,' for $149
A number of iPhone 6 owners and independent repair techs have been complaining for months about something called "touch disease" killing their phones, and now Apple is responding. The proble...
06:52 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Uber uses trip data to recommend popular restaurants
As you might expect, a lot of Uber riders use the service to get to and from restaurants and bars. Thanks to its customer base, the ride-sharing company has a lot of info on which spots are popular in...
06:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Three UK breach puts millions of customers at risk
If you thought the last 12 months was pretty bad for data breaches, The company has confirmed that attackers successfully managed to access a database of 9 million customers using a stolen employee lo...
06:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Elio unveils its latest 84 mpg three-wheeled prototype
As Elio works it's way toward manufacturing, it's been progressively updating its pre-production car. Today at the LA Auto Show it unveiled the E1C engineering vehicle. This latest version o...
05:51 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Toyota confirms it will develop electric vehicles
Toyota's still adamant that it's going to get the world hooked on hydrogen-powered cars in our (hopefully) green future. But in the meantime, it's decided to dive head-first into buildi...
05:24 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Google goes after Pixel resellers by locking their accounts
Google has taken severe measures against Pixel buyers who violated its terms of service. Around 200 people purchased the phones via Project Fi and shipped them directly to a reseller in sales tax-free...
05:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Samsung's SmartThings Hub is 50 percent off
This 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, they may earn...
04:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Volvo Concierge brings the gas station to you
Today at the LA Auto Show, Swedish car maker Volvo introduced its new Concierge app. The application is a quick way to get third-party vendors to wash, refuel and service Volvos. The best part is that...
04:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: An OLED iPhone is coming next year
OLEDs make for better displays because they draw less power and provide much nicer color reproduction. The only thing stopping them from being on every smartphone in the world is that they're a h...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Snapchat's fans, not the media, are telling the world about Spectacles
If you've spent any time on Twitter lately, you've probably noticed people going on about Spectacles, Snapchat's just-released camera sunglasses. But much of the conversation hasn'...
03:23 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Twitter CEO apologizes for white supremacist promoted tweets
Earlier this week, Twitter rolled out new tools to help users combat abuse. That seemed to stir up a hornets' nest of white supremacists, as some Twitter users started noticing promoted tweets fo...
03:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook is adding donate buttons to charity Live videos
After spending a week battling a fake news epidemic, getting to grips with privacy regulators in Europe and dealing with another admission of misreporting ad data, Facebook finally has some good news ...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget The Passport foldable drone makes for a fun travel companion
My first drone flight experience was with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision, and as much as I appreciated its advanced capabilities at the time, I longed for something more compact -- a device so small that I ...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Instagram sees shopping as the next step in its evolution
Gone are the days when Instagram's scope was clear-cut. For better or worse, the app is no longer just about sharing photos with other users or scrolling through a river of images with hundreds o...
02:16 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget iCloud logs your calls, but it's not leaking anything
Apple scored points with privacy advocates early in 2016 by resisting the FBI's attempts to crack into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. But the tech giant gave the government one concess...
01:59 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Obama: We have to get serious about facts
After a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama tackled the topic of fake news following a number of reports detailing Facebook activity during the 2016 election. He explained at...
01:52 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget 'Alt-right' site plans a 'fake black person' Twitter campaign
The Daily Stormer, an alt-right website that regularly features racist, sexist and anti-semitic content, claims it has nearly 1,000 "fake black person" Twitter accounts that it plans to use ...
01:45 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Airbnb goes beyond spare rooms with 'experiences' and 'places'
It's no secret that Airbnb has ambitions beyond renting out spare rooms. Not least because local authorities keep throwing water on its core business model. The company has already made some acqu...
01:35 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Vue makes its Apple TV debut
You can already find PlayStation Vue, Sony's proprietary streaming service, on most every device in your living room. It's native on the Playstation 3 and 4, available on Android TV, Roku bo...
01:11 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget National Intelligence director James Clapper stepping down in January
While it doesn't come as a surprise, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has submitted his resignation effective at the end of the Obama administration in January. Clapper said multip...
01:06 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Volkwagen wants to make you forget about diesel with new e-Golf
Volkswagen is looking for as much goodwill as it can muster. With that in mind, it introduced a new e-Golf Touch electric vehicle with range of 124 miles. The car has the same styling as it's gas...
01:06 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen wants to make you forget about diesel with new e-Golf
Volkswagen is looking for as much goodwill as it can muster. With that in mind, it introduced a new e-Golf Touch electric vehicle with range of 124 miles. The car has the same styling as it's gas...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget GoPro videos can now show native speed and motion data
When GoPro introduced the Hero5 Black, it came with a long overdue feature found on many other action cameras: GPS. The problem was, beyond tagging where your photos and videos were shot, it didn'...
12:40 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 internet satellites
SpaceX has just asked the FCC for permission to launch 4,425 satellites that can provide high-speed (1 Gbps) internet around the globe. That's more than thrice the current number of active satell...
12:20 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Fantasy game 'Mages of Mystralia' is coming to PS4
After announcing Mages of Mystralia for PC earlier this week, Borealys Games also revealed that its intriguing wizard-em-up will also be making its way to PS4. This colorful indie title takes inspirat...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget The Linq mixed reality headset blends the real and the virtual
Microsoft's Hololens augmented reality headset overlays virtual objects in the real world, but what if there was a better way to blend the two? That's exactly what Stereolabs says it accompl...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Studio proves desktops can still be cool
The most interesting computer released this year isn't an ultrathin laptop. It's a desktop made by Microsoft. Seriously. The Surface Studio is Microsoft's bigger and bolder follow-up to...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Prince estate sues Roc Nation over Tidal streaming rights
Jay Z debuted his version of Tidal after buying the streaming service for $56 million last year. In the months since he took over, the company has struggled to compete with the likes of Spotify and Ap...
11:20 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Russian court confirms the country is blocking LinkedIn
LinkedIn has been in a standoff with Russia over the country's data protection laws. At issue is an order requiring companies that have personal data on Russian citizens to be stored on servers w...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Honor 8 smartphone courtesy of Huawei!
There's something personal about a smartphone. It stays with you day-to-day or, heck, even moment-to-moment, so it helps to have a sleek design and quality camera on board to capture the moments ...
10:30 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Snapchat's Spectacles won't make you look like a Glasshole
You would have thought that after the spectacular failure of Google Glass and the virulent public rejection its users experienced, other companies would be wary of developing and marketing camera glas...
10:15 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook's fake news activity spiked near election day
Mark Zuckerberg said it's unlikely that the small amount of fake stories circulating on Facebook affected the outcome of the presidential elections. According to Buzzfeed News' investigation...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Huawei's MediaPad M3 is out now for $299
After launching in Europe this September, Huawei's high-end Android tablet has finally made its way stateside. Available now to order on Amazon, the 8.4-inch MediaPad M3 ships on November 20th. A...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Eero's WiFi hubs get faster, smarter and now support Alexa
Earlier this year, Eero launched a home WiFi solution that it claimed would solve all our wireless woes. The idea behind Eero's system is simple; instead of relying on one router to connect your ...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget How about a drone to help you catch fish?
If you're looking to improve the quality of your catch, or just terrorize the local fish, you should check out AguaDrone. As the name implies, it's a drone that's been specifically desi...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Smarter bots are coming to Facebook, Google and Amazon assistants
We keep hearing that robots are going to take our jobs, but a company called MindMeld is giving us an idea how with its "Deep-Domain Conversational AI Platform." It'll allow bots that c...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget CamSoda launches a store for 'digital blowjobs'
Porn website CamSoda is launching BlowCast, a service that it's calling the "iTunes of Blowjobs," Apple's lawyers be damned. It's a system whereby adult performers can record ...
09:40 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Apple could lower its cut of subscription fees on video apps
Earlier this year Apple sweetened the split with iOS developers on subscriptions, by promising to halve its usual 30 percent cut -- once a user has been signed up for a year. Now, Bloomberg reports ru...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Virtually globetrot in Google Earth
Today on In Case You Missed It: Google Earth just released an update that supports virtual reality, letting users teleport all around the globe, easily. So far it's free in Steam so anyone with a...
09:20 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget The UK's far-reaching surveillance bill is now all but law
A sweeping new surveillance regime is to be enshrined in UK law in the coming weeks, after the Investigatory Powers Bill passed through the House of Lords yesterday. All that's now required for t...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Firefox Focus brings easy private browsing to your iPhone
Many modern smartphone web browsers have private modes. They're rarely turned on by default, however, and you may have to wade through settings just to make sure you're a ghost online. Mozil...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Chrysler's hybrid minivan electrifies grocery getting
The hybrid market is dominated by sedans and compacts. Well, unless you can afford a luxury SUV like the Tesla Model X or Audi Q5 hybrid. For big families that want to lower their carbon footprint or ...
07:59 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget A real-world 'Zelda' escape room game is coming next year
Have you ever found yourself humming the Zelda theme on your commute, longing to embark on a Hyrulian adventure? Well, next year Nintendo will make that dream a reality....
07:30 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 is its first 10-nanometer CPU
Qualcomm has unveiled its next-gen Snapdragon 835 flagship CPU and confirmed rumors that it will be built by Samsung using its 10-nanometer FinFET process. Compared to the current 14-nanometer Snapdra...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook's acquisition will enhance its Snapchat-like filters
Facebook has snapped up a facial recognition startup to help it win the war it waged against Snapchat. The social network has acquired FacioMetrics, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff that developed...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, November 17, 2016
We put the 4K-ready Chromecast to the test, saw increasingly less snow around the US, and gawp at the first hybrid Mini -- as well as a whole bunch of new cars coming out of the LA Auto Show. There�...
05:02 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Trump advisor takes issue with Silicon Valley's Asian CEOs
Before President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon was headed to the White House, he was running "platform for the alt-right" website Breitbart News. Aside from overs...
05:00 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget National Express coaches are getting on-board entertainment
Long-haul flights have offered seat-back TVs to distract weary passengers for some time, and it's looking like it won't be too long before every transport option has its own form of on-board...
03:48 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook halts WhatsApp data sharing across Europe
After coming under pressure from privacy regulators across Europe, WhatsApp is temporarily reversing its decision to share user data with parent company Facebook. The Financial Times reports that the ...
03:03 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget Google and India's government will launch a toilet finder
Google has teamed up with India's Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) to develop a toilet locator tool within Maps. The country has a pretty infamous toilet problem, with around 70 percent of ho...
01:33 am -05 - Thu, November 17, 2016
Engadget 'FIFA' hackers guilty of 'mining' $16 million from EA
We tend to think of 'wire fraud' as a white collar crime perpetrated against a banking institution, but in a world with virtual currencies and online marketplace, the reality can be a bit mo...
11:52 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Spray-on conductive concrete will shield us from EMP attacks
While the threat of an EMP attack knocking out electronics and sending the world into an apocalyptic spiral seems far off, it's good to know that someone is working to protect us from it anyway. ...
10:51 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Chrome has at least two new extensions built to fight fake news
After serious anxieties that fake news proliferated on social media unchecked during the election cycle, internet titans have stepped up, with Google and Facebook both blocking ad money from going to ...
10:03 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget 'Uncharted,' 'Firewatch' dominate The Game Awards nominations
The Game Awards show has made it a point to recognize more than just the usual blockbuster hits, and it looks like that will remain true when the 2016 ceremony takes place on December 1st. Geoff Keigh...
09:14 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Domino's starts delivering pizza by drone, but only in New Zealand
If you measure the future in terms how pizza is delivered, the future is now: Domino's now delivers via autonomous drone. Today, the pizza chain officially launched its drone delivery service in ...
08:28 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Twitter's live video app comes to Android TV
Twitter TV events have included Thursday NFL games and the presidential election, but until now they've only been available on TV through Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One. Now, Android TV is joinin...
07:43 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget The Mercedes-Maybach S650's top feature is exclusivity
It's nothing new for Mercedes to make a luxury car, but its new Maybach S650 cabriolet takes things up a notch (or three). Only 300 are being made, each individually numbered, and only 75 of thos...
06:59 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget 'Persona 5' delays US release date to April 2017
The localized, English version of the highly anticipated JRPG Persona 5 just got an official release date. According to Atlus's John Hardin, Persona 5 will land on PlayStation 4 and PS3 consoles ...
06:20 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Acura's Precision Cockpit fuses AI and Android in your auto
Digital dials are great and all, but why not turn things up a notch? That's exactly what Acura is doing with its Precision Cockpit, unveiled at the LA Auto Show today. More than just an in-car in...
06:05 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Rutgers professor forced to take psych evaluation over tweets
What you say online has consequences. An adjunct professor from Rutgers learned that this week after he was detained by police and forced to take a psych evaluation after asking his class a few hyperb...
05:27 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget New social site Gab is getting popular with the 'alt-right'
Last night, Twitter took the bold move of banning a number of white nationalist "alt-right" users on the same day it said it would finally start cracking down on hate speech. But where oh wh...
05:10 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Maven offers free birth control prescriptions via digital doctors
Two days after Donald Trump was elected to be the next president of the United States, searches for the term "IUD" rose more than four times across the country, according to Google Trends. S...
04:43 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Tesla cars will get even quicker through a software update
Tesla isn't done wringing every last drop of performance out of its electric cars, apparently. Elon Musk has revealed that a December software update will improve the off-the-line acceleration of...
04:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget NOAA: US snow cover hits an 'all-time low' for November
Researchers just supplied more evidence that climate change-related temperature increases are having a material effect on the planet. America's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rep...
03:50 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Mini unveils its first hybrid vehicle
Tiny-carmaker Mini unveiled it's hybrid all-wheel-drive Countryman S E at the LA Auto Show today. What's intriguing is that while it's an AWD vehicle, the front wheels are powered by th...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget LeEco's first phone for the US nails the basics but fails on software
LeEco is a name you've probably never heard of, but the Chinese electronics company has been popping up everywhere over the past year. It's well-known in China for its TVs and phones, and al...
03:04 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Brain-altering Halo Sport headphones are available to everyone
Until now, Halo Neuroscience's signature brain-bending headphones were only available to very specific groups: college-level athletes, pro athletes and the military. They helped build up hype for...
02:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Your Fitbit stats will earn you a boost in 'NBA2K17'
The act of logging your steps with an activity tracker is good for meeting personal goals, but what if there was another use for hitting that target. Well, starting November 25th, tallying 10,000 step...
02:16 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Barnes & Noble debuts $50 Nook tablet to take on Amazon
The battle for bookworms' hearts and eyes this holiday season is officially underway! Barnes &amp; Noble announced on Wednesday the forthcoming release of its new Nook tablet. The tablet will...
01:52 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Google Earth is now available in VR
The virtual whole-Earth model that Google has been perfecting for over a decade has finally reached its next big step: Google Earth is now available in virtual reality. For the first time, users can w...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Chromecast Ultra review: Better video quality comes at a cost
Google's first Chromecast was a cheap and ugly little stick that nonetheless served a very important purpose. At $35, it was about the cheapest way to make a plain old TV "smart," letti...
01:08 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Facebook finds more exaggerated ad data
After Facebook realized that it had been overstating video views for years, it conducted an internal review to search for more flaws messing with its ad data... and it's not happy with what it fo...
12:45 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Wacom Cintiq Pro displays bring its Pro Pen 2 to desktop users
Wacom's pen displays have long been an option for creatives looking to use a stylus to work directly on a screen while connected to a laptop or desktop machine. They were a staple in many creativ...
12:22 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Amazon Music Unlimited now has a family plan
It's hard to compete in the streaming music world unless you have a family plan, and Amazon knows it. The shopping pioneer has introduced a family plan for Amazon Music Unlimited that lets as man...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget 12 gifts for the gaming geek in your life
Whether they've got a fully tricked out PC gaming rig or just looking to get a little retro button mashing done on their new 4K TV, we've got the gift for the gamer in your life. Obviously, ...
11:38 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget The new MacBook Pro is more appliance than PC
It almost goes without saying that modern Apple devices are tough to repair or upgrade, but the Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro might just take the cake. An iFixit teardown of the 13-inch model reveal...
11:19 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Indiegogo lets you invest in potential startups
When a kid with a good idea asks you for $20 to fund their new startup, you give that money in the hope they'll do some good. That can sting, however, when they become a multi-billionaire and you...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Olympus' OM-D E-M1 Mark II hits nearly all the right notes
I use two cameras on a regular basis: my iPhone 7 Plus and an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark I. The latter has been my workhorse since 2014, when many Engadget staffers started using it for field assignments....
10:42 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Pinterest highlights curated content with new Explore tool
After an update last week attempted to keep us all organized, Pinterest has now given its users a new way to get inspired. Following the current trend of apps pushing curated content, Pinterest has ju...
10:21 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Japanese AI abandons its Tokyo University dreams
A team of scientists from the National Institute of Informatics in Japan have given up on making their AI smart enough to get into the University of Tokyo. The Todai Project -- Tokyo University's...
10:02 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget 'White' Twitter bots can help curb racism
Twitter is trying to curb the virulent racism on its platform by banning bigots and expanding reporting features, but it's like whack-a-mole -- two pop up for every one banned. However, a new re...
09:44 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Google AI experiments help you appreciate neural networks
Sure, you may know that neural networks are spicing up your photos and translating languages, but what if you want a better appreciation of how they function? Google can help. It just launched an AI E...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Basketball is about to get even more stats-heavy
Today on In Case You Missed It: The National Basketball Association signed a seven-year agreement to use a computer-vision, artificial intelligence system that analyzes on-court action in ways average...
09:14 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget New BBC app highlights the best of David Attenborough
On Sir David Attenborough's 90th birthday earlier this year, the BBC announced it was developing a mobile app to showcase the veteran presenter's huge body of work. "Attenborough's...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Google Allo will up your weak emoji game
According to Google's announcement for Allo's latest features, people only use three percent of all emojis available. Well, the Allo team don't want their creations to go to waste, so t...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Todoist uses AI to suggest deadlines for your tasks
The folks at Doist, the company behind the popular productivity app Todoist, regularly add features to help boost its users' workflows. After tasking Alexa with the ability to add items to lists ...
08:29 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget 'EVE Online' is now free-to-play
After over 13 years of paid subscriptions, EVE Online's recently revealed free-to-play experiment is now live. In a bid to boost its dwindling player base, CCP's latest expansion allows both...
08:08 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Humans have unique brain 'fingerprints,' scientists confirm
People say "our brains are wired differently," and now a team of scientists led by Carnegie Mellon researchers have proven that's literally the case. The group developed a way to "...
07:30 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Researchers find a new way to convert heat into electricity
When we think about ways to make existing power plants more efficient, we typically look at waste heat. It's something almost everything generates -- coal plants, automobiles and even your refrig...
07:10 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget The 399 OnePlus 3T hits the UK on November 28th
OnePlus' motto is "never settle," but it's probably best not to remind OnePlus 3 owners of that right now. Less than six months has passed since the launch of that flagship, and ye...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget suitX's modular exoskeleton can prevent work-related injuries
suitX, a robotics company out of University of California, Berkeley's Human Engineering Lab, launched an exoskeleton that can help people walk again earlier this year. Now, the company has offici...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
A smart oven that does the thinking for you, a new product from Apple that costs $300 and doesn't even have a touchscreen, and DJI's duo of upgraded drones that are tailored for filmographer...
04:20 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Disney Research's AI system knows what a car sounds like
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sound is just as important to how we experience the world as how we see it -- that's why a team at Disney Research is working on a computer vision sys...
03:58 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime Now delivers Morrisons products in an hour
To help expand its grocery delivery service quickly, Amazon teamed up with Morrisons, the UK's fourth biggest supermarket chain. It's allowed the online retail giant to add lots of fresh and...
03:10 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Wells Fargo will use 'robo-advisers' to dish out investment help
You won't have to go to a dedicated, tech-focused firm to get investment help from machines instead of humans. Wells Fargo has revealed that it's using SigFig's "robo-advisers"...
01:54 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Twitter bans multiple 'alt-right' accounts
In the wake of releasing more tools to combat abuse on its service, Twitter has banned the accounts of a number of "alt-right" users. That includes the head of the National Policy Institute ...
12:02 am -05 - Wed, November 16, 2016
Engadget Twitch chases YouTube with improved upload options
Content creators who have been testing the waters of Twitch's new Uploads Open Beta can now wade in just a little deeper -- the gameplay streaming site has announced a slew of improvements to the...
11:14 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Google expands mission to make automated translations suck less
What started with Mandarin Chinese is expanding to English; French; German; Japanese; Korean; Portuguese and Turkish, as Google has increased the languages its Neural Machine Translation (NMT) handle....
10:32 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Sony suspends player who found a sex organ in 'Watch Dogs 2'
Ubisoft might pride itself on Watch Dogs 2's plausible game world, but it looks like the open world title might be a little too realistic... and one player is paying the price for it. Sony suspen...
09:49 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget This is how the world looks on Facebook's population maps
Facebook's Connectivity Lab today released its high-resolution population maps for Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, Haiti and Sri Lanka, with the promise to make more datasets available over the comi...
09:14 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Google Fiber TV app recommends live shows
Google just illustrated one of the advantages of having an app-centric television service like Fiber TV: you can refine the entire experience through a simple software update. It's trotting out a...
07:50 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget China completes first human trial with CRISPR-edited genes
As predicted, it happened: On October 28th, Chinese oncologists at Sichuan University were the first in the world to insert CRISPR-modified cells into a patient suffering from an aggressive form of lu...
07:21 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Elusive 'Overwatch' hero Sombra is now available to everyone
Blizzard has been teasing the second post-launch Overwatch character, Sombra, for months -- cryptic clues and leaks have been floating around since the first extra character showed up. At last, thoug...
06:50 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Lucid Motors' super-secret car makes an appearance
Automotive startup, Lucid Motors dropped by the LA Auto Show with its super-secret sedan today. Because it's electric and doesn't have a traditional engine taking up space, the company has d...
06:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget BMW expands its ReachNow car-share service to Brooklyn
At the LA Auto Show today, BMW announced that its car-sharing service, ReachNow is expanding to Brooklyn starting today. The city joins Seattle and Portland as municipalities that have access to BMWs ...
06:10 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Oxford University will offer free online courses in 2017
The highest ranked university in the world will soon join prestigious institutions like Berkeley, Harvard and MIT in offering free massive open online courses (MOOCs). Starting in February 2017, Oxfor...
05:40 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Report: Snapchat secretly, officially filed for its IPO
It's no secret that Snap Inc. (n&eacute;e Snapchat) has been thinking about selling stock to the public, but it looks it has officially -- and quietly -- pulled the trigger. According to a re...
05:15 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Trump's Facebook focus helped him win the election
Despite Facebook's arguments to the contrary, its social network helped Donald Trump win the US election... if not for the reasons you'd suspect. Wired has learned that the Trump campaign f...
04:55 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Engadget presents the Best of CES 2017!
The Consumer Electronics Show is just two months away, which means it's time once again for us here at Engadget to kick CES planning into high gear. Not only are we excited to get our hands on th...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Shazam for Mac leaves the mic on after the app is turned off
Shazam brought its music-searching chops to the Mac over two years ago, but former NSA hacker and Mac security guru Patrick Wardle revealed this week that the app has a big flaw. With the version of t...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Shazam for Mac leaves the mic on after the app is turned off (updated)
Shazam brought its music-searching chops to the Mac over two years ago, but former NSA hacker and Mac security guru Patrick Wardle revealed this week that the app has a big flaw. With the version of t...
04:15 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget English rain inspired the Google Daydream game, 'EarthShape'
When Mike Bithell was a kid, sitting in the backseat of his parents' car as the cloudy English sky soaked the roads, he would draw lines in the window's condensation, attempting to "cat...
03:57 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' game-making tutorial teaches kids how to code
Microsoft knows that Minecraft can get kids into programming, and it's banking on that strategy again this year. It just teamed up with Code.org to introduce the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, ...
03:34 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Facebook employees are unofficially trying to defeat fake news
Ever since America opted to elect that guy to its highest office, a lot of accusatory fingers have been pointed toward Facebook. After all, the social network has the attention of hundreds of millions...
03:14 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Google's WiFi mesh router is now available for pre-order
Google announced on Tuesday that the home mesh network it debuted back in October, Google WiFi, is now available for pre-order. This system replaces your single router with Eero-style access points. E...
02:53 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Facebook and Instagram are finally integrated, sort of
Facebook bought Instagram way back in 2012, but you almost wouldn't know it from how separate they are. Outside of Instagram's options to log in with and post to Facebook, you almost wouldn...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget DJI's newest drones are built for filmmakers
Turns out that DJI's Mavik wasn't the company's only new airframe for the year. On Tuesday, a pair of updated drone models joined the family: the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2....
02:08 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Microsoft partners with Elon Musk-backed AI non-profit
On its own front, Microsoft has been keen to get more folks developing AI, enough to recently open-source the deep learning tools it used to build Skype Translate and Cortana for users to train their ...
01:47 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Hyundai adds Amazon's Alexa to its Blue Link connected cars
It's no fun starting your commute by going at your car with an ice scraper on a frosty morning. If you own a 2016 Hyundai, you won't have to -- at least if you have an Amazon Echo at home. T...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget OnePlus already has a new flagship with modest upgrades
It hasn't even been six months since OnePlus took the wraps off its latest flagship, and the company already has an upgraded version. The OnePlus 3T will replace the OnePlus 3, bringing improveme...
01:25 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Snowden: We rely too much on Facebook for news
Facebook has been under fire this past week for supposedly influencing the election by not doing enough to stop the rise of fake news. In an interview at the Real Future Fair conference, NSA whistlebl...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Google's new PhotoScan app makes it easy to digitize old prints
On the surface, Google Photos has a simple mission: to store all your pictures. Specifically, Google says it wants the service to be a home for all of your photos, and today that mission expanded to e...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Google unveils new plans for its London HQ
When Google spent upwards of $1.6 billion securing prime land near King's Cross station, it immediately set out plans for a new London HQ. They included a rooftop running track, swimming pool and...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Vinci's smart headphones play music, no phone required
It was inevitable that voice-controlled headphones would one day land on our heads. With Siri and Alexa answering our questions and cueing up music for our ears, it was only a matter of time until som...
12:48 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget All 4 is getting a new look with improved recommendations
Channel 4 killed off 4oD and replaced it with the new, All 4 on-demand service early last year. Since then, All 4 has made its way onto several important TV-connected devices and brought live streamin...
12:33 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget AIAIAI's modular headphones go wireless with a swappable headband
AIAIAI debuted its modular TMA-2 headphones in 2015, a model that allows users to choose which parts they wanted and swap them out at any time. There was one thing missing: wireless. With all of the o...
12:09 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget TalkTalk hacker pleads guilty to role in 2015 data breach
One of the hackers involved in last year's major TalkTalk breach, which saw over 150,000 customer details stolen including over 15,000 bank details, admitted his role in the attack in Norwich You...
12:09 pm -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget See Nokia's ill-fated 'Moonraker' smartwatch in action
After Microsoft acquired Nokia's phone business, it shelved the Moonraker smartwatch that the phone maker had been working on in favor of its own Band device. The Microsoft Band wasn't able ...
11:36 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Blu smartphones secretly harvested your texts and contacts
Blu Products, the leading seller of unlocked smartphones in the US, has revealed a serious security problem with a bunch of its products. It says a third-party app called "Wireless Update" h...
11:36 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Blu smartphones secretly harvested texts and contacts
Blu Products, the leading seller of unlocked smartphones in the US, has revealed a serious security problem with a bunch of its products. It says a third-party app called "Wireless Update" h...
11:10 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Overdrive smart racing set courtesy of Anki!
Toys are all grown up now and video game-like features have crossed over into the physical realm. So, it's not surprising that when Anki isn't working on more traditional robot pals, it'...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Xbox One gets over-the-air DVR through a set-top box
Just because Microsoft has ruled out an Xbox One DVR feature doesn't mean that you're without choices. Nuvyyo has introduced an Xbox One (and Windows 10 Anniversary Update) version of its T...
10:41 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Marvel's 'The Inhumans' will premiere in IMAX before its TV debut
Marvel is turning The Inhumans into a TV series for ABC, but it will premiere on a screen much bigger than that 65-inch mammoth in your living room. The first two episodes of the series, shot entirely...
10:15 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA helps the US build an AI for cancer research
Microsoft isn't the only big-name tech company using AI to fight cancer. NVIDIA is partnering with the US Department of Energy and the National Cancer Institute to develop CANDLE (Cancer Distribu...
09:53 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget HP's tiny Xeon-powered PC puts the Mac Mini to shame
HP has unveiled the Z2 Mini, a mini PC that packs workstation-class parts, including an Intel Xeon CPU, NVIDIA Quadro mobile M620 graphics and M.2 SSD tech. By using powerful notebook-sized parts, it ...
09:48 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Google wants to share VR with one million UK school kids
As virtual reality becomes more and more popular, companies are looking at new ways to integrate it into people's everyday lives. Google, for instance, is keen to ensure that children grow up enj...
09:33 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' arrives on iPhone and iPad December 15th
At the iPhone 7 event, Apple and Nintendo revealed that Mario would make his way to iOS devices this December. Well, today Nintendo revealed the exact date: December 15th. That's the day Super Ma...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Charging lights with foot power
Today on In Case You Missed It: EnGoPlanet is testing streetlights powered by both kinetic footpads and solar panels, placed in a plaza in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the Panther is a military-style drone t...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Twitter expands 'mute' and 'report' features to combat abuse
Twitter has such a bad troll problem that it may be the reason why Disney ultimately decided not to buy the social network. Now, even though it's probably too late to change Disney's mind, t...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget June is smarter than a regular oven, but $1,495 is hard to swallow
Smart cooking gadgets are de rigeuer these days. We've seen connected sous vide machines, smart kitchen scales and even a WiFi slow cooker. So you'd be forgiven if you thought a smart oven w...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Tinder adds trans-inclusive gender options
Starting today, Tinder users in the US, UK and Canada will have the option to define their own gender. Where previously, users could only choose between male or female, now they can pick transgender, ...
08:29 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget FBI using Twitter's raw 'firehose' data to monitor users
The FBI is using a Twitter tool called Dataminr to track criminals and terrorist groups, according to documents spotted by The Verge. In a contract document, the agency says Dataminr's Advanced A...
07:45 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Apple wants to sell you a $300 photo book about its products
Apple is known for two things: design and modesty. Okay, one thing. Today, the company announced a new photo book that "chronicles 20 years of Apple design," called Designed by Apple in Cali...
07:35 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget EE TV now highlights what shows are trending on Twitter
Ever feel like your colleagues are speaking an entirely different language when you're eavesdropping around the water cooler? Who is this Greg guy with the insatiable appetite they keep bringing ...
07:19 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Governments routinely blocked messaging apps in 2016
Over the past year, authorities from different parts of the globe have been routinely imposing restrictions on messaging apps, according to Freedom House. Based on the non-government org's intern...
06:45 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Amazon Prime discounted to 59 for 'The Grand Tour' launch
Good news: The Grand Tour, Amazon's answer to Top Gear, is now only three days away from release. The bad news is that you'll need a Prime subscription to watch it. Amazon knows this, so it&...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
A new MacBook Pro hits the review table, and Samsung splashes around some cash. While Facebook tries to figure out its fake news problem, we're expecting more real announcements from the LA Auto ...
05:40 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget NextUp is Netflix for UK stand-up comedy
With huge catalogs of movies and TV shows, of which an increasing share are now original, Netflix and Amazon do a good job of catering for most subscribers' tastes. However, their broad focus mea...
04:55 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Apple is reportedly testing a set of augmented reality glasses
According to Apple insiders, Cupertino's next foray into the quickly expanding wearables market will be digital, augmented reality glasses. As Bloomberg reports, Apple has discussed a potential c...
03:23 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget You don't need to sign in to use Skype anymore
Unless you have Skype configured to boot-up when you start your computer, starting the program, logging in and connecting to a call can be mildly tedious. It's not anymore -- Microsoft just annou...
02:00 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget Lyft's Amp dashboard light signals your ride's arrival
Unlike stealing someone's cab, jumping into the wrong Lyft or Uber isn't a jerk move, it's usually just an embarrassing mistake for whoever does it. With that in mind, Lyft wants to mak...
12:53 am -05 - Tue, November 15, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp finally launches video calling
WhatsApp has introduced a number of new features in recent months but perhaps the most eagerly awaited has been video calling. Some users briefly flirted with video calls back in May but it took until...
11:58 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget US Army's 'Phaser' could fry entire drone swarms in a volley
While the US military has enjoyed several decades of aerial dominance with few enemy fighter planes to shoot down, the emergence of ISIS drones presents a new threat to American ground troops. To comb...
11:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Jaguar introduces its first electric concept car
A world where the majority of vehicles on the road are electric is pretty much inevitable at this point. With that in mind, British luxury automaker Jaguar unveiled its first battery-powered vehicle a...
10:58 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Chat bot helps immigrants complete their visas
Legal-minded chat bots are useful for more than just fighting parking tickets -- they might just start your life in a new land. Visabot has launched a namesake Facebook Messenger chat AI that helps y...
10:34 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Facebook will also cut off fake news sites from ad money
Facebook has followed Google's example and finally banned fake news sites from using its ad network to generate revenue, according to The Wall Street Journal. Fake news websites now fall under th...
09:52 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Nike's self-lacing HyperAdapt shoes cost $720
Even if you couldn't get your hands on an ultra-exclusive pair of Power Mags, there is a way to get self-lacing Nikes in 2016. The company's HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes are about to go on sale, and...
08:54 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Grand Tour,' 'The Force Awakens 3D,'
With the 2016 election wrapped up, so are the fall seasons of a few TV shows. Still, the big news this week is the launch of Amazon's new The Grand Tour car show, featuring the former hosts of BB...
08:54 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Grand Tour,' 'The Force Awakens 3D'
With the 2016 election wrapped up, so are the fall seasons of a few TV shows. Still, the big news this week is the launch of Amazon's new The Grand Tour car show, featuring the former hosts of BB...
07:48 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Google is restricting AdSense ads on fake-news sites
Google made headlines recently about the top search result for 'final election numbers' being patently false. Now the company is going to keep fake-news sites from using its nigh-ubiquitous ...
07:14 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Dissecting the alien language in 'Arrival'
One of the coolest bits from Arrival isn't the sci-fi movie's Lovecraftian aliens or its stunning cinematography (although, to be fair, those are both great), it's the Heptapods' l...
06:35 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget New York City's free gigabit WiFi comes to Brooklyn
LinkNYC's free, gigabit-grade WiFi is all over large chunks of New York City, but there's a conspicuous Brooklyn-sized gap... or rather, there was. The communication network has switched on...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget National Geographic's 'Mars' islike a SpaceXinfomercial
Like a prequel to The Martian crossed with an educational documentary, National Geographic's Mars is an earnest attempt at inspiring a new generation about a manned mission to the red planet. But...
05:40 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Google's self-driving cars master tricky three-point turns
With supercomputers for brains and perfect 360-degree vision, one would imagine it would be fairly simple for an autonomous vehicle to pass the time-honored driver's ed test of performing a three...
05:13 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Airliner's near miss with drone injures two crew members
The threat of drone collisions near airports isn't just scary -- it can lead to very real injuries, even if there's no accident. Canada's Transportation Safety Board is investigating a...
04:45 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Brain implant helps a paralyzed woman communicate at home
A 58-year-old woman left paralyzed by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) has now become the first patient to use a brain-computer interface to restore some of...
04:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pay rewards program encourages you to shop
Most mobile payment systems don't really offer incentives to shop besides convenience, but Samsung wants to dangle a bigger carrot in front of its users. It's launching a rewards program for...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Sony Pictures will stream live VR with Nokia's Ozo camera
Nokia made some great smartphone cameras back in the day, but we certainly didn't expect that to lead to the Ozo, a $60,000, 360-degree 3D virtual reality camera. Now, the Finnish company will pr...
03:45 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Worldwide carbon emissions were flat for third year in a row
For the third year in a row, carbon emissions around the world have remained flat, according to the research group Global Carbon Project. The group revealed its findings in the Global Carbon Budget 20...
03:24 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Marshall's new headphones let you jam for (at least) 30 hours
If you're looking for a pair of affordable wireless headphones for your holiday wish list, Marshall has a new model just in time to alert Santa. The Mid Bluetooth follows the Major II in the comp...
03:01 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Apple Pay now lets you donate to nonprofits
Apple Pay has had a great couple months. While global expansion explained its 500 percent year-over-year sales increase, the service is also growing online, as it added Squarespace support back in Sep...
02:40 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Facebook didn't stop fake news because it's afraid of conservatives
In the last week, Facebook's been battling the accusation that fake, often inflammatory stories showing up in users' Newsfeeds influenced how people voted in the presidential election. The s...
02:20 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget The PowerWatch is a body heat-powered smartwatch that does very little
One of the biggest problems with smartwatches is avoiding a dead battery. Whether it's forgetting to plug them in in time, or having to fiddle with the unwieldy magnetic disk chargers, keeping a ...
01:56 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Hydroelectric dams cause more emissions than we thought
It turns out that you can't even rely upon hydroelectric dams as a source of hope and optimism in 2016. Researchers have found that the technology is far more damaging to the climate than previou...
01:20 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Scientists can directly observe alien planets with a new tool
Astronomers usually have to study exoplanets through roundabout ways, such as watching for the decrease in light when a planet crosses in front of a star. However, they'll soon have a reliable w...
12:56 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Google search for 'final election numbers' offers up fake news
Search engine technology has evolved rapidly over the past few years, but it's far from perfect. One week after the US presidential election, the top Google result for "final election number...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget 12 gifts for your NSFW neighbor
We're all adults here -- no shame if you want to get a certain someone in your life something naughty for the holidays. First, the obvious: We brought together a team of male and female editors t...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget The best intermediate sewing machine
By Jackie ReeveThis 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 picks, i...
11:39 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget 'The Martian' VR experience comes home
It's been a long time coming, but The Martian VR Experience is finally ready. Fox has released its virtual reality take on the stranded-on-Mars movie (plus Andy Weir novel) for the HTC Vive and P...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Moto Z Play review: Buy it for the battery life
You should've seen this one coming. Of course Motorola wasn't going to just release two versions of the Moto Z and call it a year. While the first two -- the Moto Z and Moto Z Force -- had t...
10:52 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will release Visual Studio for the Mac
If you needed any further proof that Microsoft is welcoming cross-platform development with open arms, you just got it. In a prematurely revealed blog post, the company has revealed that it's wo...
10:24 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Mars is much drier than expected
As if we needed another reminder that Mars isn't exactly friendly to life, researchers from Scotland's University of Stirling have revealed that the planet is more arid than Earth's dri...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget MIT is trying to crack wireless VR, too
Smartphone-based virtual reality headsets are great and all, but for the best games and experiences you need a dedicated facehugger tethered to a powerful PC like it's a diver's lifeline. Wi...
09:42 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Climate change temperature hikes could be worse than thought
So long as us humans don't cut back on our use of fossil fuels, typical estimates have Earth's average temperature climbing 2.6 to 4.8 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the year...
09:19 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Tesla's entry-level Model S gets a $2,000 price hike
Tesla has told customers via its monthly newsletter that it will hike the base Model S 60 price by $2,000 on November 22nd. The new $68,000 price is still luxury car money, so we doubt the increase wi...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget STYR's smart water bottle is here to sell you some supplements
The old adage of "drink 8 ounces of water 8 times a day" is an easy mnemonic to remember but glugging those 1.9 liters of fluid isn't exactly doctor-approved advice. In fact, the Nation...
08:35 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Chinese media: Trump's trade war will hurt Apple and Boeing
If the next president starts imposing trade tariffs on China, then he's going to be harming America's own companies. That's the line from China's Global Times, which has published ...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget MacBook Pro review (2016): A step forward and a step back
The last time Engadget reviewed a brand-new MacBook Pro design was in June of 2012. It weighed 4.46 pounds (a heavyweight by today's standards) and it ushered in some newfangled thing called the ...
07:01 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Samsung buys auto and audio giant Harman for $8 billion
Samsung has acquired Harman International Industries, an auto parts supplier best known by consumers for its Harman Kardon audio division. The $8 billion, all-cash deal is the largest in Samsung'...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, November 14, 2016
Engadget's weekend included a Japan-only Kindle made for manga and comics, an early tour of Nike's tech-packed store in NYC and staring at a supermoon. So it wasn't a bad weekend. This ...
05:18 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Amazon Music Unlimited now available in the UK from 8 a month
After months of rumours and teasing, Amazon finally launched its own unlimited music streaming service in October. Access was initially reserved access for US customers, but today the retailer is expa...
03:59 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Google Play Music gets prettier and more intelligent
It's long overdue but Google Play Music is getting a makeover. The search giant confirmed today that it is in the process of updating its Android, iOS and Web offerings with bright new UI that re...
02:14 am -05 - Mon, November 14, 2016
Engadget Las Vegas streetlights are powered by your footsteps
Las Vegas is famous for its lights, bright sunny days and copious pedestrian traffic. That no doubt made it the perfect place for clean tech startup EnGoPlanet to test new LED streetlights powered by ...
11:55 pm -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget One laptop can take down major internet servers
You don't need a massive botnet to launch overwhelming denial of service attacks -- in some cases, a personal PC and so-so broadband are all that's required. Researchers at TDC Security Oper...
09:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget VW says Audi software can distort emissions during tests
No, the Volkswagen Auto Group's emission cheating scandal isn't done unfolding. VW has confirmed earlier reports (including one from Suddeutsche Zeitung) that Audi software can distort emiss...
08:04 pm -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget Secret's anonymous sharing is coming back as a response to Trump
Secret's air-your-dirty-laundry service collapsed about as quickly as it rose to prominence, but it looks like it's poised for a comeback thanks to the new political climate. Co-creator Davi...
06:33 pm -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget Kaspersky says Windows' security bundle is anti-competitive
Windows 10's bundled Defender security tool can be helpful for basic antivirus protection, but what if you prefer third-party software? The operating system normally steps aside when you run othe...
05:02 pm -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget AdultFriendFinder hack puts 412 million accounts at risk
There have been some massive data breaches in recent years, but the latest might just top them all. LeakedSource reports that a hack targeting Friend Finder Network has exposed over 412 million accou...
03:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget Watch the first live-action 'Ghost in the Shell' trailer
Want to see how Hollywood takes on Ghost in the Shell outside of a handful of tiny video clips? You just got your chance. Paramount has released a full-length trailer for its spin on the anime/manga c...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Atari junk keyboard, part 2
We're not so sure about Ben and Atari making beautiful music together, though the Ben Heck Show team certainly builds good circuits. Previously, they took apart a keyboard and made a manually act...
12:27 pm -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg: over 99 percent of Facebook content is authentic
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is clearly riled by allegations that his social network skewed the election by allowing fake news to propagate, and he isn't having any of it. The CEO has posted...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget After Math: The new normal
This week sure went sideways in a hurry. After Hillary Clinton's stunning election night collapse, the American people are now faced with four years of well, whatever sorts of fresh hell the Pres...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget Donald Trump's environmental plan and more in the week that was
The Hyperloop keeps getting realer by the day. This week, architects unveiled detailed plans for a next-gen transportation system that will travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes. Meanwhile...
07:01 am -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget Watch the largest supermoon in 68 years
You're about to get one of the best views of the Moon in decades. When the celestial body reaches its closest point to the Earth in the early hours of November 14th (in the US, shortly after 6AM...
01:47 am -05 - Sun, November 13, 2016
Engadget Vudu's upgraded mobile app brings offline rental viewing
Unlike some big streaming video services, Vudu isn't sitting on the fence when it comes to offline playback. The Walmart-owned provider has revamped its Android and iOS apps with several big fea...
11:02 pm -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget Space mining gets a boost through Luxembourg's new law
American asteroid mining companies are allowed to keep their hauls, but what about European outfits? They should be set from now on. Luxembourg (which already has its own space mining tech) has adop...
09:33 pm -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget Cox brings its internet data caps to Florida and Georgia
Like it or not, you're going to have a hard time escaping the clutches of landline internet data caps. Cox has expanded its trial 1TB data caps from Cleveland to include customers in Florida and...
07:59 pm -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget IMAX is raising $50 million to create high-quality VR
If IMAX is going to get serious about virtual reality, it's going to need some cash... thankfully, it's not having trouble on that front. The media mainstay has wrapped up the first phase o...
06:31 pm -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget 'Desert Bus' video game charity kicks off its 10th year
It's a big moment for video game charities: Desert Bus for Hope has launched its 10th annual campaign. As is their custom, the volunteer team will play the Desert Bus mini game from Penn &am...
04:58 pm -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger public chats arrive in two countries
Facebook's plan to revive its public group chat feature just became official. The social network tells the Courier Mail that it's rolling out a test version of Messenger Rooms on Android de...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget Six green designs powered by algae
By Cat DiStasioIt's easy to underestimate the awesome superpowers of the tiny plants we all know as algae. The photosynthetic organisms are minuscule powerhouses capable of generating light and e...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget Nike's new store in New York City is loaded with tech
SoHo is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in New York City. It's home to hundreds of shops from some of the most popular brands, including Apple, Adidas and, as of last month, Google. Now you ca...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Trump's own polling models prove accurate
Trump's Big DataMind Explains HowHe Knew TrumpCould Win Izzie Lapowsky,WiredWhile it could take some time to uncover the finer points of why the polls were so far off in the 2016 presidential ele...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget Amazon Japan's manga-centric Kindle is all about storage
Japanese comics, called manga, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don't know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan's bestselling manga series, One Piece, sold more ...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Snap Inc. knows people want its video sunglasses
Today on In Case You Missed It: Snap Inc. dropped a Spectacles vending machine in Southern California and the sunglasses were snapped up in no time. If you don't have the thousands of dollars han...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget The Morning After Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorIt's the end of an era. Obama's out (in two months), Trump's in, and uncertainty abounds as details about how, exactly, our president-elect is going to change thin...
04:24 am -05 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Engadget Audi Japan is selling one 'Final Fantasy XV' themed R8
Square Enix's long-awaited next entry in the 30-year-old Final Fantasy franchise arrives November 29th on PS4 and Xbox One, but first up is this promotional tie-in from Audi. In the run up to Fin...
11:57 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Amazon owes parents cash refunds for their kids in-app purchases
Back in April, a judge found Amazon liable for in-app purchases made by children without their parent's permission, and now he's established a method for the retailer to pay them back. Accor...
11:38 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Samsung: Please, somebody, make mobile apps for Tizen
Samsung is eager to get developers to build applications for its Tizen smartphones. In an effort to drive up interest, the company has created the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program, which will offer ...
09:46 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget First official 'Infinite Warfare' tournament happens December 3rd
With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare just now landing and Modern Warfare: Remastered reminding FPS fans of the franchise's glory days, Sony is ready to celebrate the Call of Duty New Year. It'...
08:58 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Microsoft co-founder's academic search engine adds neuroscience
Researchers, scientists and academics around the world publish roughly 2.5 million scientific papers each year, on top of a backlog of more than 50 million papers dating back to 1665. Plus, the rate a...
07:41 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Your search history could be an early detector for lung cancer
"You may have lung cancer. Please consult a physician." That'd very likely be the worst alert you could ever see on your phone, right? In the future, though, it could be a reality. By l...
05:55 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Ender Dragon is coming for your Windows 10 'Minecraft' realms
Microsoft is all about unified apps these days and that applies to its $2.5 billion baby Minecraft, too. The Pocket and Windows 10 versions of the blocky creation-and-survival game are almost at parit...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget The consequences of the Trump presidency on cybersecurity
Hacking and cybersecurity played a huge role in the presidential election. So much so that Donald Trump, America's new president-elect, was helped greatly by the acts of criminal hackers in his j...
05:10 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget iBooks StoryTime app narrates children's stories on your Apple TV
To encourage parents and kids to read together, Apple has debuted a new app for tvOS. The iBooks StoryTime app features "Read-Aloud" tool that narrates books and flips pages automatically. F...
04:52 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Penn students targeted in racist, violent GroupMe campaign
It's barely been 72 hours since Donald Trump was elected president and the racism that his campaign stoked over the last 15 months has already burst through its floodgates. Since the race was cal...
04:52 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Penn students targeted in racist, violent GroupMe campaign (Updated)
It's barely been 72 hours since Donald Trump was elected president and the racism that his campaign stoked over the last 15 months has already burst through its floodgates. Since the race was cal...
04:25 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget AT&T will downgrade mobile video streams by default next year
We have officially entered a world in which carriers think they're doing us a favor by throttling video streams. AT&amp;T today announced a new "feature" called Stream Saver that�...
04:05 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget A Facebook bug killed off people before they were dead
Well, this is awkward. Facebook incorrectly flagged some people's profile pages with a message saying that the person was deceased. And it looks like the glitch was pretty widespread: even founde...
03:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Peter Thiel named to Trump's presidential transition team
Avid Trump supporter Peter Thiel, he of the infamous Gawker lawsuit, is being rewarded in the Donald's new empire. In a press release, Trump announced that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence will le...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Free The Vote: A game developer's journey to political activism
We all have a tipping point. There's a moment when we hear about one more act of violence or one more slight against people in our community, and all of the injustice we've witnessed in a pa...
03:08 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Boom's supersonic jets will pick up where the Concorde left off
Boom founder and CEO Blake Scholl wants passengers to break the sound barrier. Since the demise of the supersonic Concorde passenger jet, commercial airline's haven't offered a quicker alter...
02:45 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Apple's iOS support app surfaces in the Netherlands
Reports of an Apple support app began making the rounds a year ago and now it looks like the company may be close to an official launch. The software is now available in the Dutch App Store, but our e...
02:40 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Everybody knows
This week, in lieu of an opening paragraph we have some warm and fuzzy GIFs:And now, as promised last week, on to the Public Access stats from last month!455 posts went live on Public Access in Octobe...
02:23 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget New emoji will include a woman with a headscarf
Unicode, the controlling group behind the emojis populating our phones and computers, has been working to make emoji more diverse in recent years. A whole host of skin colors have been added, and Goog...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget NES Classic Edition review: The best and worst of retro gaming
"I don't want to sit on the floor while I play video games," my buddy Josh told me. "I'm not 7 anymore." My friend was parked just 4 feet away from my 40-inch television,...
01:38 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's iOS app augments hues for color-blind folks
Color Binoculars landed on the App Store today, promising to infuse the real world with color for anyone with the three most common forms of color blindness. This isn't the first app designed to ...
01:14 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget UK bookstores found selling banned US bomb-making handbooks
Three major online retailers in the UK have been listing a number of bomb-making manuals on their websites, according to The Guardian....
12:49 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook buys CrowdTangle to help publishers track content
The name CrowdTangle may not be familiar to you, but Facebook just snatched up the company to help its publishers track how content moves around the internet. CrowdTangle's platform launched four...
12:26 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Whatsapp starts rolling out two-factor authentication
Whatsapp is one of the biggest messaging services out there, so it's a little surprising that it hasn't supported two-factor authentication. That is, until now -- as noted by Android Police,...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget The best surround-sound speakers for most people
By Dennis BurgerThis 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 pick...
11:47 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Spotify's desktop app writes tons of data to storage drives
Over the last few months, Spotify desktop users on both Mac and PC have noticed the app has been writing massive amounts of data to their storage drives on a daily basis. Reports in the company's...
11:36 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget WHSmith will sell video games again with GAME's help
Magazine and stationary retailer WHSmith is to start selling video games in-store again, thanks to a partnership with GAME to trial concessions in a small number of locations. WHSmith pulled games fro...
11:24 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook has plans for an always-on Safety Check hub
Over a billion people now use Facebook on a daily basis, and that's just on their phone. That dominance is bringing in huge profits, but the site's popularity makes it an incredibly useful t...
11:01 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile launches LTE for US forces at Guantanamo Bay
Despite President Obama's first-term pledge to close it, the "Gitmo" Guantanamo Bay Naval Base remains open. It's hard to believe, but the 5,500 military families and staff living ...
10:38 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook disables 'ethnic affinity' ads for housing, jobs
Facebook will disable settings that let advertisers exclude racial and ethnic groups when buying ads for housing, employment or credit, the company wrote in a blog post. It first started allowing &quo...
10:20 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 14: Welcome to the Terrordome
Trigger warning: This episode in a solid hour of Donald Trump talk.If you're still with us, strap in. Dana Wollman, Nathan Ingraham and Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien to talk a...
09:53 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget BT to roll out next-gen YouView TV update and app next year
With Sky Q growing in popularity and Virgin Media soon to unveil its new 4K set-top box, BT knows it needs to keep innovating its own TV offering or be left behind. That's why it's today ann...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Neural net video can go from Monet to Matisse, live
Today on In Case You Missed It: Facebook's latest AI tech, called Caffe2Go, can add painterly styles and colors over the top of your videos in real time, processing the changes from your smartpho...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Live eSports! In VR! On your face!
ESL and Sliver.tv are teaming up for the first ever eSports VR livestream of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and League of Legends during Intel's Extreme Masters Oakland tournament next ...
08:40 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Instagram chief confirms live video is coming to the platform
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has confirmed to The Financial Times that the Facebook-owned company is bringing live videos to the photo-sharing app. Systrom said in the interview: "Live is really e...
08:05 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Zuckerberg says Facebook didn't influence the election
If you controlled a media publishing platform that connected to millions of people, it'd make you a pretty powerful individual. Not so, according to Mark Zuckerberg, who has come out against the ...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Bungie gives 'Destiny' streamers a signal boost
While it's never been easier for PC and console players to stream their Destiny exploits, finding players who provide insight and entertainment in equal measure isn't easy. Twitch provides a...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, November 11, 2016
It's Friday: Do you know where your virtual reality headset is? We have reviews of Google's Daydream View and the new Surface Book laptop, plus a "perfect" mobile game called "...
05:45 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's mini NES is out today
You may want to ready your wallets and your mouse-clicking fingers for the NES Classic's launch today. Some fans who attended the midnight event at Nintendo's New York offices were already a...
04:29 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget Pinterest helps you keep tracks of things you've tried
You probably typically pin recipes and ideas you want to try or things you want to buy on Pinterest. Its new button, however, was designed to keep track of the things you've already bought or tes...
02:45 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget After the election, hackers target think tanks with phishing attacks
Now that the election is over, the Russian teams of hackers suspected of breaking into the Democratic Party's systems have reportedly launched a new phishing attack on US political think tanks an...
01:01 am -05 - Fri, November 11, 2016
Engadget HTC's high-end Bolt is a fast, fascinating Sprint exclusive
No one would fault you if you thought HTC was done making high-end smartphones for the year. It wasn't perfect, but the HTC 10 was a highly respectable piece of kit. And HTC's design and pro...
11:47 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget HTC Vive can do wireless VR with this $220 add-on
HTC is opening up pre-orders for a $220 add-on that cuts the Vive's wires and transforms it into a wireless VR headset. The peripheral that clips onto the device was made by a company called TPCA...
10:53 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Citibank's digital wallet works in apps, online and through NFC
Citibank is partnering with MasterCard and its digital payment service, Masterpass, to add online and in-app transactions to its customers' accounts. Citi Pay users will be able to use their exis...
09:32 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Russia is blocking LinkedIn
While LinkedIn is still waiting for the ink to dry on Microsoft's $26.2 billion deal, the Russian government is gearing up to ban the professional networking site altogether. As the New York Time...
08:46 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Trump's newly-emboldened troll army poses problems for Twitter
Yesterday, the US woke up to discover it had elected Donald Trump as leader of the free world. As we've pointed out, the decision threatens net neutrality and probably the planet, though we perve...
07:57 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Garmin fitness trackers now have Strava's safety system
A slew of Garmin fitness trackers today have access to Beacon, Strava's safety feature that allows users to send their location to friends in real-time while they're out on a run, hike or bi...
07:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Uber driver accused of raping an unconscious 17-year-old girl
An Uber driver in Southern California was charged Thursday with four felony counts of sexual assault for allegedly raping an unconscious 17-year-old girl as he drove her home to Laguna Beach early Sat...
06:40 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget The OnePlus 3 gets its first taste of Android Nougat this month
Watching Android Nougat make its way to phones Google didn't have a hand in making has been, well, a little excruciating. Some major players are getting the update out first, but now it looks lik...
05:55 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Oculus is bringing VR to lower-end PCs today
The term "asynchronous spacewarp" might sound like a meaningless jumble of techno-jargon, but it's a big deal if you're into virtual reality. It's the new technology from Ocul...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a Breville Smart Oven
This 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, they may earn...
05:04 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Spotify's new animated series takes you inside music history
Spotify has big plans for original content as part of its video push, including a Metallica documentary and an animated series that explains genres. The streaming service debuted its latest project to...
04:35 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Google's defense against anti-trust claims: 'we're open'
Google has a response for the European Commission's anti-trust allegations. In a lengthy blog post, the tech juggernaut addressed the EC's concerns point by point. That starts with the EC�...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Antelope Club is a Slendertone for full-body workouts
German startup Antelope Club is looking to make fitness training more effective with its new electrical muscle stimulation suit. It's essentially a giant Slendertone that will work on more than j...
03:34 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Soccer may use video replays to help with concussions
Soccer may not be full-contact like football, but the risks of getting a concussion from a collision on the pitch are still a huge concern. At its annual meeting in March, the International Football A...
02:50 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget This election proved you're only as good as your data
As you've probably heard, while Hillary Clinton won the majority of the popular vote, Donald Trump was awarded more than 270 votes in the Electoral College. Many, particularly on social media, we...
02:24 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Scientists developed a USB stick that can perform an HIV test
When is comes to HIV tests, a drop of blood and a USB stick may be all patients need in the near future. Scientists at the Imperial College London developed a device with the help of medical testing c...
02:02 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Europe rules that libraries can lend e-books like normal ones
Europe has ruled (PDF) that e-books can be lent out just like their physical counterparts. That is, as noticed by Ars Technica, one copy can be "checked out" by one person at a time. After t...
01:40 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Nintendo confirms it will end Wii U production in Japan
When Nintendo announced its upcoming Switch console a few weeks ago, the writing was clearly on the wall for its current-gen entry, the noble but niche Wii U. Exactly when they'd be shuttering th...
01:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Facebook vows to fight fake news but won't say how
Facebook has a news problem. The algorithm powering its Newsfeed can't always distinguish an accurate story from a complete fabrication, which means misleading and false stories regularly circula...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Windows 10's virtual trackpad turns tablets into mice
Microsoft has begun testing out a new virtual trackpad feature in Windows 10, allowing users to turn their tablets into mice while using external displays. Chances are it'll form part of the OS&#...
12:40 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Florida voters conflicted over Zika-fighting mosquitoes
You can't just go and release genetically-modified mosquitoes into the environment without making sure people are okay with it -- regardless of how badly we need a way to eradicate the Zika virus...
12:21 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop co-founder 'very serious' about California secession
In the wake of the election result, Hyperloop co-founder Shervin Pishevar (pictured, right) began tweeting about his desire to see California secede from the United States. Naturally, it was dismissed...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget 'RunGunJumpGun' is a damn near-perfect mobile game
Fast-paced, reaction-based, "twitch" games have always been my thing, but rarely have they ever been this simple. RunGunJumpGun blends the brutal level design of a twitch game, the accessibi...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget 'RunGunJumpGun' is a damn-near-perfect mobile game
Fast-paced, reaction-based "twitch" games have always been my thing, but rarely have they ever been this simple. RunGunJumpGun blends the brutal level design of a twitch game, the accessibil...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Instagram adds Boomerang clips, mentions and links to Stories
Instagram has been making regular tweaks to its Stories feature since it debuted a few months ago. Today, the social network is adding a trio of tools to the collection of photos and videos that disap...
11:20 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's big Miitomo update adds chat and room customization
Nintendo is trying to get back all the Miitomo players it lost by releasing features a quasi-social network should have had from the start. The biggest addition that comes with its huge November updat...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget YouTube's new VR app lands on Google Daydream first
We've known about Google's plan for a dedicated YouTube VR app since Daydream was first announced back in May. Today, the version of the video hub arrives that's optimized for virtual r...
10:38 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Yahoo admits some staff knew of 2014 hack
As Yahoo attempts to piece together how a hacker accessed 500 million user accounts back in 2014, the company has now admitted that some employees knew of a security breach when it happened. In a fili...
10:19 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Buy Snapchat's Spectacles at this weirdo vending machine
Spectacles, Snapchat's odd but intriguing move into wearable hardware, is starting to make its way into the wild. The company just announced how you'll be able to purchase Spectacles, and it...
10:19 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Buy Snapchat's Spectacles at this weirdo vending machine (updated)
Spectacles, Snapchat's odd but intriguing move into wearable hardware, is starting to make its way into the wild. The company just announced how you'll be able to purchase Spectacles, and it...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Nikon's D5600 is a minor update with a focus on connectivity
If you're holding out for a replacement for Nikon's mid-range D5500 DSLR, you may be disappointed with the latest model. The D5600 is a very minor refresh that is obviously intended to act a...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Screaming down a magnetic levitation tube
Today on In Case You Missed It: Hyperloop One is a concept design to put a high-speed transit line between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, cutting the commute time from two hours to 12 minutes. If the 760MPH spe...
09:10 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget The 'Game Fnatic' finale crowns a new 'League of Legends' pro
And then there was one. The final five episodes of Engadget's behind-the-scenes video series, Game Fnatic, follow four League of Legends players as they vie for a single spot on one of the world&...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Google's Daydream View VR headset is promising, but just a start
It was only a matter of time until Google moved on from Cardboard and started taking virtual reality seriously. Say hello to the Daydream View, the company's first mobile VR headset. Much like Sa...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget The first VR-ready Windows 10 phone is incredibly basic
Google is leading the mobile VR race with its Daydream platform and headset, but Microsoft is getting ready to join in too. Alcatel has made a $470 Windows 10-powered version of its Idol 4S phone, and...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Surface Book review (2016): The laptop to beat doesn't come cheap
Last year, when Microsoft introduced its first-ever laptop, the Surface Book, the company proclaimed that this was the "ultimate laptop." And it was -- mostly. This two-in-one notebook offer...
08:31 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget Samsung files patent for a bizarre folding smartphone
Samsung has filed a patent with the Korean Intellectural Property Office for a smartphone with a that could be folded in half like a flip phone. The device would also have a secondary screen, presumab...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget You can now tell Siri to send money via PayPal
Siri is still very much a walled garden, but Apple has slowly begun opening its voice assistant to third parties. At its WWDC keynote back in June, the company confirmed app makers could let iPhone an...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget American Airlines upgrading 500 jets to faster satellite WiFi
If you want faster WiFi when you fly and don't mind paying for it, American Airlines is upgrading its WiFi systems on over 500 domestic aircraft, according to Bloomberg. To get those speeds the c...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, November 10, 2016
It's Thursday morning and we're looking at how a Trump presidency could affect Net Neutrality and environmental policy, Google's recommendations against some fast-charging devices, and ...
04:30 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget What the world searched on Google after the US elections
Based on the search strings that trended for November 9th, the world turned to Google in an effort to understand the President-elect's surprise win and the United States' complicated voting ...
03:01 am -05 - Thu, November 10, 2016
Engadget What 'The Last Guardian' creator learned from 'No Man's Sky'
The video game world is vastly different now than it was in 2007, when Fumito Ueda and his team began working on The Last Guardian. Nintendo dominated the hardware market with the 3DS and Wii, while t...
11:58 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Samsung launches Android 7.0 beta program for S7 and S7 edge
If you have a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you might be able to give your device an Android Nougat refresh before everyone else. Samsung's Galaxy Beta Program is now available for S7 users, but only in ...
11:38 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Play 'Overwatch' for free all weekend long
If you already aren't one of Overwatch's 20 million players, developer Blizzard Entertainment wants to fix that. Starting Friday at 1pm Eastern, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can pla...
11:38 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Play 'Overwatch' for free all next weekend
If you already aren't one of Overwatch's 20 million players, developer Blizzard Entertainment wants to fix that. Starting next Friday at 1pm Eastern, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners ca...
11:06 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Donald Trump's 'Transition Team' launches GreatAgain.gov
Now that the election is complete, the business of transitioning into a Donald Trump presidency is upon us. The president-elect's Transition Team launched its Twitter account and the GreatAgain.g...
09:28 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Trader pleads guilty to sparking stock market 'Flash Crash'
If you were trading on an American stock market on May 6th, 2010, you probably had a minor heart attack: the "Flash Crash" that day sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1,000 points (6...
08:42 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Firewatch's free-roam mode wants you to take a hike on PC, PS4
Sometimes the best therapy for whatever you're going through is taking a walk in the woods and reconnecting with nature. With temperatures starting to drop and urban living, though, that might no...
07:54 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Edward Snowden will discuss Trump and privacy on November 10th
American technology policies could change significantly under Donald Trump, and that includes its stance on privacy. How will the new leader alter government surveillance, for example? Edward Snowden ...
07:06 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget PS4's Sharefactory app now lets you make GIFs from your videos
PS4's Sharefactory app, which lets players stitch together video, music and photos into sweet highlight reels, has steadily built out its toolbox since Sony released it back in April 2014. Some h...
06:12 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget San Francisco judge denies Airbnb's lawsuit against the city
When Airbnb sued San Francisco in June, claiming that people listing their apartments for rent were responsible for any wrongdoing (like failing to register as a business), city officials were quick t...
05:45 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Planet Earth might be the biggest loser under President Trump
Deny it all he wants, Donald Trump did in fact tweet that global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to damage American manufacturing. But, let's give him the benefit of the doubt and sa...
05:21 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Twitter COO Adam Bain steps down
This afternoon Twitter's Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain announced in a series of tweets that he is leaving the company after six years "and a once-in-a-lifetime run." Listed second u...
05:09 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Google machine learning can protect endangered sea cows
It's one thing to track endangered animals on land, but it's another to follow them when they're in the water. How do you spot individual critters when all you have are large-scale aer...
04:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future teaser drops a new look at its production EV
The slow drip-feed of information Faraday Future is running until its CES 2017 reveal continues, with this teaser video giving a better look at its still-camouflaged prototype vehicle. Containing a &q...
03:52 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Putin congratulates Trump with a telegram
Who said that classic telegrams were dead? Certainly not Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader congratulated Donald Trump on his presidential election victory by sending him a telegram -- yes, of the o...
03:24 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Google will retire Map Maker, the tool that let anyone update Maps
Google's Map Maker tool was released in April 2011 as a parallel version of its official Maps app that encouraged user-submitted geographical and business changes, essentially crowdsourcing updat...
03:03 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget The Blume cigar humidifier keeps tabs on your collection
When it comes to keeping cigars fresh in a small humidor, the options range from humdipacks to compact devices that measure and regulate humidity. If you forget to check on the packs or miss a low wat...
02:42 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget 'Dishonored 2' gets a full trailer days before launch
It's been a long time coming, but Dishonored 2 is almost here -- the game arrives this Friday. We've gotten our fair share of glimpses of the game recently, but today developer Bethesda drop...
02:21 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Clinton urges supporters to speak outside secret Facebook groups
A political candidate's online support isn't always in the open, and Hillary Clinton wouldn't mind changing that. In her presidential campaign concession speech, she indirectly thanked ...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Even breastfeeding is getting quantified, thanks to the Momsense
The health benefits of breastfeeding are well-known, yet for various reasons, many new mothers quit after a few months. Maybe they don't have the time, they find it uncomfortable or they believe ...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Even breastfeeding is getting quantified, thanks to Momsense
The health benefits of breastfeeding are well-known, yet for various reasons, many new mothers quit after a few months. Maybe they don't have the time, they find it uncomfortable or they believe ...
01:38 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget The ambitious plan to help blind people get around
There have been many attempts to help blind people see, but none of them &mdash; so far &mdash; have managed to make it to mainstream users. It's a trend that Budapest-based startup EVA i...
01:19 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Can VR help to reduce police shootings?
VR is already used to help juries understand crime scenes, so it's no surprise it could also be used to better educate police officers. That's the idea behind BEST, a VR police training simu...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget New neural interface restores severed spinal connections without wires
People suffering from spinal cord injuries could soon have another treatment option at their disposal -- one that doesn't involve strapping themselves into a mechanical exosuit. Rather than hardw...
12:44 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Google's mini radar can identify virtually any object
Google's Project Soli radar technology is useful for much more than controlling your smartwatch with gestures. University of St. Andrews scientists have used the Soli developer kit to create Rad...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget 12 tech gifts for the geekiest people in your life
There's one in every family: The uber geek who pretty much has it all when it comes to tech basics. They don't need a laptop or a fancy TV. But don't worry, there's always some gap...
12:14 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Under Trump the future of Net Neutrality and broadband is uncertain
On January 20th, Donald Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States. With a Republican controlled House and Senate behind him, things in this country are going to change... a lot. One of ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Adobe brings full RAW support to Lightroom on Android
While iOS users have enjoyed full RAW support in Adobe's Lightroom mobile app since this summer, the Android faithful had to be content with the company's own DNG RAW format. Thanks to an up...
11:42 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Twinkl is a friendship bracelet for the 21st century
Telling people that you're thinking about them is so much of a chore for energy-deficient millennials that something had to be done. That's the idea behind Twinkl's charm bracelet, a we...
11:20 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Simple Habit guided meditation app is now on Android and the web
If you're desperately in need to de-stress this morning (I can't imagine why) and you're an Android user, there's a new app out there worth checking out. Simple Habit started out a...
10:44 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget You can stream songs from Wu-Tang Clan's ultra-rare album
Whatever you think of the outcome of the US election, it's providing a surprise for music fans. You see, Martin Shkreli (the infamous pharma exec who jacked up prices on an HIV/AIDS pill) bought ...
10:02 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Google doesn't want proprietary fast charging in Android phones
Google isn't a fan of non-standard approaches to fast-charging Android phones over USB-C, and it's bent on having manufacturers fall in line. Its newest Android Compatibility Definition doc...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: How studying bees helped fix internet traffic
Today on In Case You Missed It: The latest Golden Goose award goes to scientists who developed an algorithm to explain how worker bees collaborate to get honey to their hive. It turns out, that algori...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget KnowRoaming offers free WhatsApp use around the world
KnowRoaming's SIM card and sticker were designed to help frequent travelers save money by connecting to local networks. This latest feature stays true to that mission. You'll now be able to ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Pandora's new website points to an on-demand future
Pandora has generated a lot of buzz about its rumored on-demand platform based on Rdio, and is working on an extensive re-branding ahead of that. It recently unveiled a new logo, and today launched a ...
08:29 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Stanford develops CRISPR-based therapy for sickle cell disease
A team of Stanford scientists are making great progress in their search for a cure for sickle cell disease, and they want to start human trials as soon as 2018. They used CRISPR to fix the mutated gen...
07:35 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Zero's latest electric motorcycles boast 200 mile range
With some of the world's biggest bike makers now dedicating time to electric models, Zero Motorcycles knows it has its work cut out. The company has spent the last 10 years refining its gas-free ...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
It's the middle of the week, and (aside from other news) scientists think they've found where consciousness resides in our brains, Amazon might start cleaning your house (for a fee), and Nin...
05:22 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Amazon UK now offering one-hour deliveries from local London shops
In a bid to boost its Prime Now offering in London, Amazon has teamed up with a pharmacist and a wine dealer to deliver more than 7,000 additional products in under an hour. The company announced toda...
04:04 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Google slaps 'repeat offender' tag on unsafe sites
Google is closing a loophole in its Safe Browsing search policy. While it already flags sites that violate its malware, phishing and other policies, bad actors can temporary halt those activities. The...
12:44 am -05 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Engadget Facebook built a Snapchat-like app for developing countries
Facebook has launched a new Snapchat-like app less than a year after it killed its old Snapchat-like app Slingshot, according to Recode. What's special about this one is that it was built specifi...
11:39 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Disney can fly drones after unblocking its parks' no-fly zones
For their high price of admission, Disneyland and Disney World offer park-wide immersion and entertainment capped off with nightly shows and seasonal fireworks. Back in 2014, they applied for patents ...
10:09 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Australians researchers have built a better qubit
Qubits, the unit of information used by quantum computers, make use of a phenomenon known as "superposition" wherein they can exist in two separate quantum states simultaneously. Theoretical...
07:45 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Vespa is making an electric version of its iconic scooter
Electric scooters aren't hard to find, but you haven't had any luck if you wanted the most recognizable scooter of them all, a Vespa -- the Italian machine has run on fossil fuels since its ...
07:09 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget GoPro recalls all Karma drones over safety concerns
If you recently picked up one of GoPro's long-in-the-works Karma drones, you should probably return it. The company has issued a recall for all devices (around 2,500 according to internal estimat...
06:54 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget It sounds like Microsoft has shelved its Xbox streaming stick
Prior to Microsoft's keynote at E3 this year, a raft of rumors were swirling about. Microsoft's answer to the PlayStation 4 Pro (which we now know as Project Scorpio) and the Xbox One S garn...
06:20 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Hyperloop One shows how its first routes could work
Hyperloop One's plans for super-fast tube transportation are shaping up. The company, partnering with the city of Dubai, has introduced a concept that illustrates how an autonomous Hyperloop sys...
06:06 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Trump website flaw allowed anyone to 'hack' it
There are only a few more hours until the polls close, but that doesn't mean election fever has died just yet. A few clever folks on the internet have discovered that there's a flaw on Donal...
05:50 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Microsoft patches Google-outed Windows security hole
As promised, Microsoft has issued a fix for the Windows security flaw that Google disclosed before a patch was ready. The update tackles vulnerabilities in numerous versions of Windows (from Vista th...
05:28 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Walgreens sues Theranos for a reported $140 million
Walgreens is taking Theranos to court for $140 million, according to Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou and a motion filed today in Delaware district court. The details of the c...
05:21 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Alphabet's drone service reportedly nixes Starbucks delivery deal
It looks like Alphabet is walking back its Project Wing drone delivery initiative. Some employees are being told to seek other jobs within the company formerly known as Google, and the outfit even kil...
05:07 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget NASA plans to launch swarms of small satellites to study Earth
NASA announced its plans to deploy multiple swarms of tiny weather-sensing, climate change-observing satellites over the next few months during a teleconference held on Monday. The satellites will not...
04:50 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Browser add-on caught selling identifiable web histories
When you include the word "trust" in your internet company's name, you're under more pressure than most to respect the privacy of your customers... and one firm is learning that le...
04:33 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget PlayStation Vue drops all Viacom channels
If you're a subscriber to Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming service, here's some bad news: it's discontinuing all Viacom content starting November 11th. That means that channels lik...
04:15 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Android's latest update doesn't patch major security flaw
The November Android security update is live and it fixes 15 critical vulnerabilities, but it doesn't patch a major Linux kernel exploit that can give hackers quick and complete access to devices...
03:58 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Snapchat adds animations for things that aren't your face
One of the most fun things you can do with Snapchat is apply a wacky filter to your face and turn yourself into a licking pup or flower princess. But those effects have only worked for the front-facin...
03:43 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Apple starts selling refurb iPhones through its online store
If you've ever wanted to buy an iPhone straight from Apple but thought that brand new unlocked models were out of your reach, you're in luck. Apple has started selling refurbished iPhones in...
03:25 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Xbox Insider Program opens its previews to everyone
The Xbox Preview Program has been helpful for gamers who want to see the future of Microsoft's console software before it's finished, but Microsoft thinks it can do better. It's renami...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Roland's System-8 keyboard is all the synths you want in one case
There's a reason professional keyboards and synths are filled with dials, buttons and levers. When a musician is getting ready for the next song, it's quicker to turn a knob then sift throug...
02:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Scientists think this is where your consciousness lives
You're reading this right now. Yes, sure, your eyes are converting incoming photons into electrical impulses which travel up the optic nerve into your visual cortex, which in turn processes that ...
02:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Facebook wants a piece of LinkedIn's job recruiting features
After seeing businesses and employers post ad hoc job openings on their Facebook pages, the massive social network is finally experimenting with job recruitment tools in earnest. As TechCrunch reports...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget An hour with 'Meadow,' the most-peaceful MMO ever
Meadow, the latest game from indie developers Might and Delight, has flown under the radar. Like the Shelter games the studio is famous for, Meadow has you controlling a animal, exploring a lo-fi wild...
01:40 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Nanoloop's cartridge turns your Game Boy into an analog synth
Nanoloop has been providing ways for music and gaming enthusiasts to create tunes with a Game Boy for years now. The company is back with a new card for the original Game Boy handheld: the Nanoloop Mo...
01:24 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Verizon's new prepaid plans give customers even more options
More prepaid offerings are coming to Verizon soon. Today, the carrier revealed that two new plans will be available starting next week, on November 13th. The cheapest option includes 5GB of rollover d...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Do you really need a pair of smart headphones?
Muzik CEO Jason Hardi started his headphone company back in 2013 to, as he puts it, "connect the world." But even though he's been showing off versions of the hardware throughout the ye...
12:45 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget 4chan might have knocked out Hillary Clinton call centers yesterday
It shouldn't come as a shock that many denizens of internet cesspool 4chan are fans of Donald Trump. So it's also not a huge surprise that one 4chan user apparently took it upon himself to d...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Prisma can turn Facebook Live broadcasts into artistic affairs
Prisma's latest update gives you the power to air artistic videos on Facebook Live. When you switch from Photos to Videos, you'll now see a "Live Stream" button that broadcasts wha...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Gnome is a smart garden system for urban horticulturalists
There are quite a few connected gardening products out there to help you grow and nourish plants. But most of them involve smart pots or indoor hydroponic solutions: Perfect for beginners or casual ho...
11:41 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Injection-molded vinyl could offer better sound and lower costs
The vinyl resurgence trudges on and a Dutch company is working on a new production method that could bring big changes to how the format is made. Symcon built an injection molding system for pressing ...
11:20 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Facebook's new mobile AI can process video in real time
Facebook has started rolling out its "Caffe2Go" AI platform that does advanced style transfer video effects in real time using only your iOS or Android smartphone's horsepower. While th...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Amplifi HD home WiFi system!
Whether you're in a spacious home or cramped apartment, WiFi coverage isn't always what it could be. That's usually solved by upgrading your router to something with more power and rang...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Scientists built a chip without semiconductors
Remember when you saw those old-timey photos of room-sized vacuum-tube-powered computers, and laughed and laughed? That tech might be making a comeback, thanks to work from scientists from UC San Dieg...
10:26 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Steam's updated front page shows real screenshots from games
Valve has made it much easier to see what you're actually buying on Steam before paying up. The company has unleashed the Steam front page refresh it promised, which gives the store an upgraded f...
10:01 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Tesla buys an engineering firm to meet Model 3 production goals
Tesla is going to need to make a lot of cars if it's going to fulfill all those Model 3 pre-orders... 500,000 per year by 2018, to be exact. And it's making a big purchase to help it reach t...
09:45 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Soylent blames product recalls on algae
It's been a tough few weeks for Soylent. After recalling its new food bars for giving customers vomiting and diarrhea, the startup ended up pulling its famous meal-substitute powder from shelves ...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Mobility scooters that autonomously get around
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT's Computer Science and AI Lab have cooked up another autonomously driving vehicle, but this one is a disability scooter. In this newly posted video, you can wa...
09:15 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Amazon might launch a Prime housekeeping service
After years selling the products you need to keep your home tidy, Amazon may soon actually help you clean it. Two job postings, first spotted by The Seattle Times, show that the company is looking for...
09:05 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Engadget's Election Day liveblog
Engadget's editors will be watching the election results roll in all night. If you want to know what they're reading, where they're tracking the vote and what is capturing their attenti...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Sennheiser's HD 6XX headphones offer audiophile audio for $200
Sennheiser's HD 650 were popular over-ear headphones among audiophiles before they were discontinued a few years ago. At $500, the audio gear was priced just out of reach for people who were curi...
08:44 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget LeEco has grown so fast it's running out of cash
Chinese technology company LeEco is still a relatively new name in the west, but in China, the company is one of the most dominant players in smartphones, TVs, movies and e-commerce. With help from Fa...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget UK Uber-rival Karhoo is dead
Sometimes when you're late to the party, there aren't enough chicken nuggets and cocktail sausages left to go around. It's a lesson taxi-hailing app Karhoo has learned the hard way, tod...
07:07 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Google Home teardown confirms two mics and Chromecast's chips
See those parts meticulously laid out in the image above? That's what a Google Home looks like after it's been torn down by iFixit. The team known for dismantling the hottest gadgets has ope...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
It's Tuesday morning, Election Day, and you should be reading about the PlayStation 4 Pro, how Audi might have cheated on its emission tests, Mass Effect's grand space opera teaser and oh-so...
05:23 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Original Xbox One sale drops the UK price to 180
When the first Xbox One S bundles hit the UK in late September, they were so aggressively priced that the original One looked ready for immediate retirement. But the console has one last hurrah in sto...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Facebook suspends WhatsApp data use after UK privacy probe
It's fair to say that news of WhatsApp sharing user data with its parent company Facebook hasn't gone down well. Users have questioned why the social network needs to collect phone numbers, ...
03:20 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget 4K gaming has a video service to do it justice
The problem with this Ultra HD future we're moving toward is that we're in a weird in-between spot where the most convenient media delivery method (streaming) can't hold a candle to the...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Electric Jukebox's 169 TV dongle for music is finally ready
Remember the Electric Jukebox, the two-part music gadget designed for non-Spotify types? If your answer is a resounding no, nobody would blame you; the company unveiled the product over a year ago and...
01:36 am -05 - Tue, November 8, 2016
Engadget Samsung buys full-page apologies in US newspapers over Note 7 recall
Samsung took out full-page apology ads in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and The Washington Post in an effort to reduce the damage done after its botched recall of the Galaxy Note 7. "An...
11:20 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: Election 2016, 'Hunger Games' 4K, 'Danger Mouse'
If what you really want to watch is the season finale of America, you're in luck, as Election Season 2016 is drawing to an end. All of the networks will have broadcast coverage Tuesday night (I&#...
10:54 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' might soon add Ditto and generation 2 monsters
If catch and daily bonuses aren't enough to lure you back into playing Pok&eacute;mon Go, maybe new monsters are. The SilphRoad has dissected newly added codes in the game's files and fo...
09:36 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget California's Prop 60 would make it legal to harass porn stars
California voters will decide this week if they will be able to become online condom cops, with the ability to out porn performers and get paid for it. That's the bottom line of Proposition 60, w...
08:41 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget The USS Zumwalt can't afford its own $800,000-per-round ammo
The USS Zumwalt, America's newest stealth destroyer packs some impressive firepower but there's just one problem: the US Navy can't afford the ammunition for the vessel's 155-milli...
07:52 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget 'Fallout 4' mods are finally live on PlayStation 4
Almost a year after Fallout 4 hit store shelves (and following some consternation from Sony), mod support is finally available for the game's PlayStation 4 version. Now remember, this doesn'...
07:52 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Bethesda paves the way for 'Fallout 4' mods on PlayStation 4
Almost a year after Fallout 4 hit store shelves (and following some consternation from Sony), mod support is finally available for the game's PlayStation 4 version -- thanks to an update to the g...
07:15 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Expect more vote suppressing misinformation on Election Day
While the internet is filled with sources providing accurate and unbiased information aimed at getting informed voters to the polls on Tuesday, some corners of it are taking an alternate approach. A B...
06:48 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Nintendo will sell the New 3DS for $100 on Black Friday
You no longer have to pick a 2DS if you want a Nintendo handheld for $100 or less. The company is releasing special black and white Mushroom Kingdom editions of the New 3DS for $100 starting on Black ...
06:14 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Twitter could rescue Vine through a sale
When Twitter decided to kill Vine, there was a common reaction: why didn't the company just sell its looping video service instead of reducing it to a memorial? Well, cooler heads might prevail a...
05:51 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Hydroponic gardens could end Arctic food shortages
You don't have a wide variety of food choices if you live in remote parts of the Arctic. Some consumables can take so long to arrive that they're already past their "best before" ...
05:25 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Samsung Galaxy owners can print from their phone with ease
If you own a Galaxy smartphone or tablet, Samsung is about to make it easier for you to print pictures, documents and other files from it. Today, the company announced that its Print Service app for A...
04:57 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile's SyncUP Drive adds 4G LTE to your aging vehicle
For the road warriors and frequent drivers who want a connected vehicle without shelling out for a new car with built-in WiFi, T-Mobile's just announced SyncUP Drive should fill the coverage gap ...
04:27 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Genealogy service's DNA test helps you find your roots
Genealogy services are all about tracing your family's history, so it makes sense for one of these services to identify your genetic history, doesn't it? MyHeritage sure thinks so. It's...
03:58 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile's parent company is launching an anti-drone system
Anti-drone defense systems are about to become big business. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom has confirmed to Welt am Sonntag that it's developing an anti-drone defense system that shoul...
03:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget How the internet can help you vote tomorrow
Tomorrow is election day in the United States. More than a year of political maneuvering, partisan fundraising, polarizing debates and 24-hour election coverage comes to a close on Tuesday, November 8...
03:02 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget 3D-printed titanium hips will last longer with less pain
A mechanical engineering professor at McGill University has designed a new 3D-printed titanium hip replacement that will not only take the place of your aging femur, but can also fool the living bone ...
02:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' cinematic trailer goes full space opera
Kick off this N7 Day (an unofficial Mass Effect holiday for November 7th) with a close look at BioWare's long-awaited Mass Effect:Andromeda. The game's cinematic trailer shows off many of th...
02:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' cinematic trailer goes full space opera (update)
Kick off this N7 Day (an unofficial Mass Effect holiday for November 7th) with a close look at BioWare's long-awaited Mass Effect:Andromeda. The game's cinematic trailer shows off many of th...
02:06 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget 'Left 4 Dead' creator releases an unfinished campaign
Now that Turtle Rock Studios is no longer working on Evolve, it has some time on its hands... and it's giving veteran gamers a treat. If you have a PC copy of the original Left 4 Dead (one of Tur...
01:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Samsung Pay starts rolling out in Canada
Canadian iPhone owners have had Apple Pay for a while, but what if a Samsung phone is your weapon of choice? You might be set after today. Just a couple of weeks after the company revealed that Samsun...
01:20 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget The best leaf blower
By Doug MahoneyThis 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 picks, i...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Vevo lets you make GIFs from its massive music video library
Vevo just launched a new feature that should help it drive visitors to its recently-redesigned website: a GIF maker. Yes, one thing we can all agree on is that we all love GIFs, and Vevo is making it ...
12:47 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Election take on 'The Oregon Trail' is almost too realistic
You may have no problem voting in the US election, but others won't have it so easy... and a web game is making that point all too clear. GOP Arcade and the New York Times' opinion section h...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget The 12 best tech gifts for fashionistas
Buying clothes and other apparel as gifts is always something of a risky proposition -- and that's doubly true if the person you're shopping for prides herself on having good taste. Indeed, ...
12:14 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget China's new cybersecurity laws are a nightmare
Privacy fans will be delighted to hear that China has passed new cybersecurity regulations that mandate the use of real names. In addition, companies who operate in the country will be forced to store...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget YouTube is now streaming HDR video
We knew it was coming, but it's finally here: YouTube is now streaming High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. Google announced today that it's enabled support for the the display technology, allowi...
11:42 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Smoking triggers hundreds of DNA mutations every year
You know that smoking is bad for your health. However, scientists have just shed additional light on how those toxic chemicals can wreck your body. A newly published study has determined that a pack-a...
11:19 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Motorola's metal body Moto M launches with ho-hum specs
Motorola has just launched the 5.5-inch mid-range Moto M by way of its listing on Tmall (China's equivalent of Amazon). The Moto lineup always garners a lot of interest, thanks to previous stella...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Android Auto is now a standalone app you can download to your phone
If you've driven a car in the past decade or so, you've likely noticed just how lousy most in-car user interfaces are. That makes things like Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarP...
10:39 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Tesla asks new car buyers to pay for Supercharger access
It's not just your average Model 3 owner who'll have to pay to use Superchargers. Tesla has announced that anyone ordering one of its cars after January 1st, 2017 will no longer get unlimit...
10:22 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget NASA has completed the $8.7 billion James Webb space telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope has given humanity unprecedented glimpses into the universe, but it will soon be replaced by a far more powerful model. NASA administrator Charles Bolden unveiled the comple...
09:57 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Gmail for iOS is finally on par with the Android version
Google wants its services to be on as many devices as possible -- to meet that goal, the company has been putting out excellent versions of its apps on the iPhone for years now. That is, except for Gm...
09:41 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Toyota could abandon hydrogen in favor of EVs
Toyota has been vocal in its belief that hydrogen-powered vehicles like the Mirai will eventually replace gas and diesels. But this insistence makes the company's recent decision to launch a long...
09:19 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Google Search will show election results as they come in
The US election has been good business for Google, thanks in part to its localized ballot data and state voting guides. The search giant wrote that it will soon show election results directly in searc...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget The Timex IQ Move is a glorified (but very pretty) fitness tracker
Fitness trackers and smartwatches have an image problem. Most of them are bulky or bland-looking, while some are borderline ostentatious. Plus, not everyone wants to ditch their Rolex or Omega for a d...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro is a perfect way to show off your 4K TV
The PlayStation 4 Pro is a new breed of console. It's not going to replace the original system. Instead, it's meant to tide over gamers who've upgraded to new 4K TVs with fancy high-dyn...
07:02 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Akuma is coming to 'Street Fighter V'
Bulldog-faced bad-asss, and Street Fighter regular, Akuma is joining the Street Fighter V roster. The latest DLC character addition will be playable for the first time at PlayStation Experience on Dec...
06:30 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Tesco Bank breached: Money stolen from 20,000 accounts
The UK's Tesco Bank has confirmed that tens of thousands of its customers' current accounts were compromised over the weekend, leading to fraudulent withdrawals to the tune of several hundre...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, November 7, 2016
While you were weekending, you might have missed Roku's cheap, entry-level video streamer, our first 24 hours with Olympus' intriguing new camera and Samsung's attempts to hype up its n...
05:03 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Audi reportedly cheated gas engine emissions tests, too
The California Air Resources Board has reportedly discovered that even more VW-Group vehicles were cheating emissions tests. The WSJ and Reuters (via German paper Bild) are talking about how regulator...
03:55 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget Virgin Media launches 4G plans with unlimited WhatsApp and Messenger
When Virgin Media relaunched its mobile network, the company set itself apart by offering unlimited calls, texts and data at an almost unbeatable monthly price. The only drawback was that its EE-power...
03:37 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget NASA is concerned about SpaceX's rocket fueling practices
NASA is a little nervous about SpaceX's future crewed flights. The Wall Street Journal has obtained a letter from December 2015 showing that an agency International Space Station committee has b...
01:41 am -05 - Mon, November 7, 2016
Engadget US plans electric car charging networks along highways
While the range of modern electric cars is good enough that you can safely commute around town without running out of power, cross-country trips are still challenging. Tesla drivers have access to Sup...
11:29 pm -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Adobe experiment slips new words into your voice recordings
If you've ever recorded a podcast or a voiceover, you know how frustrating it can be. One slip of the tongue may force you to chop up your recording, or even redo an entire segment. Adobe believe...
09:59 pm -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Pokmon Go expands 'Nearby' test areas, rolls out daily bonuses
Every time there's a Pok&eacute;mon Go update, the number one thing its remaining players ask about is access to a tracker to help locate the little critters. This weekend Niantic Labs announ...
08:33 pm -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Intel unveils a drone made for aerial light shows
Intel isn't just using drone swarms to show off its robotics prowess -- it's building a business around them. The chip maker has unveiled the Shooting Star, a quadcopter drone tailor-made fo...
07:02 pm -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Trump's campaign staff took control of his Twitter account
Have you noticed that many more of Donald Trump's recent tweets are obviously from his staff, rather than from the presidential candidate himself? It's not because he's busy on the camp...
05:34 pm -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Google tries basing its search index around mobile websites
Google isn't just splitting its search indexes into desktop and mobile versions... it could start prioritizing mobile, too. The internet firm has started experimenting with a "mobile-first&q...
04:03 pm -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget FBI says new emails won't change the results of its Clinton probe
Those newly uncovered Hillary Clinton emails may have stirred up a lot of last-minute electoral drama, but they won't make much of a tangible impact. FBI director James Comey now reports that the...
02:50 pm -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Apple's Logic audio editor will use the MacBook Pro Touch Bar in 2017
The new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar might already come in handy with video editing in Final Cut Pro X, but what if you're a musician? If you depend on Apple's Logic Pro X, you'll have ...
01:15 pm -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 will include an AI assistant
Samsung isn't wasting any time before it makes use of Viv's artificial intelligence know-how. In a an indirect confirmation of rumors, the tech giant has revealed that the upcoming Galaxy S8...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Atari junk keyboard, part 1
Time for Ben and Atari to make beautiful music together -- almost. The team creates an instrument inspired by the sounds you'd hear on an Atari console, using a technique called circuit bending. ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget After Math: Politics as usual
It's been a crazy week for US politics, what with the end of the contentious 2016 election just around the corner. The New York Times announced that it would lower its paywall for the 72 hours su...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Fisker's EMotion sports car, and more in the week that was
Tesla swept headlines this week by launching a groundbreaking solar roof tile that's better looking and longer lasting than standard shingles. The technology could trickle down to the company...
07:04 am -05 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget New Zealand carriers will block the Galaxy Note 7
If you think that Samsung's constant software reminders to return the Galaxy Note 7 aren't enough to make stubborn owners change their minds, you should book a trip to New Zealand. All of th...
01:40 am -04 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Engadget Uber gets slapped with lawsuit over missing food delivery tips
A courier in New York who used to deliver food for Uber has filed a lawsuit against the company over unpaid tips, according to Buzzfeed News. In the lawsuit, he said that tips from customers never mad...
11:01 pm -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget Nintendo is reviving the NES' hint line for one weekend
When Nintendo releases the NES Classic Edition on November 11th, it won't limit the nostalgia to the hardware you take home. The company is marking the launch by resurrecting its classic Power Li...
09:32 pm -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget Google snaps up the creators of a game-focused Android emulator
You can already run Android apps on a Chromebook, but would you run games and other intensive mobile apps on it? Probably not. However, Google might be taking steps to make that practical. The crea...
07:59 pm -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget Uber settles big sexual assault cases in the US
Uber has settled with two Jane Does in the US who were allegedly sexually assaulted by the service's drivers in 2015, according to Bloomberg. The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the company in...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget US is ready to hack Russia if it interferes with the election
American officials are nervous that Russia's alleged attempt to influence the election could extend to the vote itself, and they aren't willing to take any chances. A senior intelligence sou...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget Six innovative wind turbine designs
By Cat DiStasioThe International Energy Association (IEA) announced last week that renewable energy capacity around the globe has eclipsed coal power for the first time ever. Wind power makes up a lar...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget Chevy starts manufacturing the Bolt
A new wave of affordable yet practical electric cars is finally reaching production lines. GM has started manufacturing the Chevy Bolt at a plant in Orion Township, Michigan, putting it on track to s...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget 24 hours with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
After being announced in September, Olympus' OM-D E-M1 Mark II quickly became one of the most anticipated cameras of the year. And for good reason. The new flagship mirrorless, which will hit sto...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: The internet and the truth
How the Internet Is Loosening OurGrip on the TruthFarhad Manjoo,The New York TimesThanks to rise of online media, we're able to find loads of "facts" to support nearly any stance we tak...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget Roku's $30 Express player is more intriguing than its high-end Ultra
Few tech companies are as reliable as Roku. Every year, like clockwork, it releasess a new round of streaming video boxes, each a bit faster and better than what came before. There's the occasion...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Robots want us to rely on them for daily tasks
Today on In Case You Missed It: The latest servant robot to join the Pepper and Buddy crew is Big-I, a Kickstarter bot that uses 3D vision, motion tracking and facial recognition to help out the human...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget The Morning After Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorWe're on the precipice of choosing the next President of the United States, and if you're still an undecided voter, let our 2016 Election Guide help inform your selecti...
04:51 am -04 - Sat, November 5, 2016
Engadget Facebook is gearing up to serve ads on Apple TV and Roku
Facebook is preparing to make (more) money by selling ads that will be shown on TV -- connected TV, that is. According to Recode, the social network will start showing video ads on apps that run on se...
10:53 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Software update will annoy Galaxy Note 7 owners into a return
While Samsung continues its quest to retrieve every Galaxy Note 7, a software update that reduces how much the phone's battery can be charged is finally rolling out in the US. Even though it'...
09:47 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget ESA releases first color photos of the EXOMARS crash site
The ESA's EXOMARS Schiaparelli lander crashed into the Red Planet's crust at more than 300 kph on October 19th, marking not only the end of its mission but also the surface itself. NASA'...
08:55 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget SpaceX engineers have solved their exploding rocket mystery
Investigators looking into September's Falcon 9 explosion believe they have finally found their culprit, CEO Elon Musk said during an appearance on CNBC today. According to Musk, the explosion th...
07:57 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget McDonald's is testing mobile ordering
Over the last couple of years, a trend among fast food franchises has focused on reducing customers' wait time by allowing them to order and pay ahead of time on their mobile devices. Starbucks, ...
06:09 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget It sounds like Facebook Messenger will soon have more games
Facebook's gaming aspirations are deeper than its Gameroom app and quick rounds of basketball, soccer (football to the rest of the world) and chess in Messenger. Zuckerberg and Co. are shopping a...
05:44 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Adobe's powerful Photoshop Fix app finally arrives on Android
Adobe isn't always quick to bring new creative apps and features to Android. It took the company over a year to deliver a version of Photoshop Fix for those devices. After making its debut for iO...
05:19 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Periscope debuts Clinton and Trump masks ahead of Election Day
I, for one, wouldn't want to be in either candidate's shoes right now but Periscope has a different idea. For the next week, the livestreaming app will allow users to don Hillary Clinton or ...
04:56 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Tesla added an all-glass roof to the Model S
Elon Musk has apparently been thinking about roofs a lot lately. SolarCity might want to make the most out of the roof on your house, but Tesla wants to remove those barriers between you and the sun e...
04:35 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Apple temporarily cuts USB-C dongle prices to appease MacBook Pro buyers
Last week Apple announced its new lineup of MacBook Pros and revealed they include only new USB-C-style connectors, dropping all legacy ports (other than, oddly enough, the headphone jack.) While the ...
04:24 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Sprint customers will get next-generation texting features soon
Even as services like Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage proliferate, SMS won't die. It is, fortunately, starting to evolve. Rich Communication Services (RCS) has the potential to replace ...
04:08 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Blizzard is building 'Diablo' inside 'Diablo 3'
The big news for the saviors of Sanctuary has been announced at BlizzCon 2016: Diablo is coming back! The original game, that is. For its 20th anniversary, Blizzard is re-releasing the original dungeo...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget The truth about Trump's secret server and Russia
It's hard not to follow the hacks and cracks of the election, even if you don't want to -- every day there's a new accusation or hysterical revelation. So you no doubt saw "Was a T...
03:41 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Netflix comes to Comcast X1 boxes next week
Comcast and Netflix are announcing that the latter's streaming service will be fully available on the former's X1 boxes from next week. If you have a Comcast X1 and a Netflix subscription, y...
03:23 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget 'Hearthstone' is going to Gadgetzan
The next expansion for Blizzard's wildly popular digital card game goes out into the desert. But it'll be a bit different than when you checked out out in World of Warcraft. "Mean Stree...
02:50 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Google DeepMind and Blizzard partner for 'StarCraft II' AI research
Google's Deepmind AI has already learned how to best humans at Go, but now Deepmind's resources will be pointed at an entirely different game: Starcraft II. Blizzard just announced at Blizzc...
02:37 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Sombra is officially Overwatch's new hacker hero
If you didn't see Sombra coming, maybe you haven't been paying much attention to Overwatch lately. Onstage during the Blizzcon keynote, Blizzard president and CEO Mike Morhaime described her...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Overwatch League is Blizzard's eSports incubator
Blizzard has its own official eSports league for Overwatch, aptly dubbed Overwatch League. It works a lot like traditional sports. Major cities in North and South America, Europe, China, Korea and the...
02:15 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget One consultation was enough to sell me on online doctors
This time last week, I was writhing in pain.I had a minor surgery a while back that left me susceptible to infections. This doesn't happen very often -- four times over the past decade -- but whe...
01:58 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Code.gov is the US government's open-source software hub
Back in August, the Obama Administration announced a new policy that requires 20 percent of the federal government's software projects be open source. To make all of that material easily accessib...
01:52 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Cheap thrills
Hey all, a lot of you out there are still waiting for your registrations and articles to be approved, so we're going to do todays weekly in a TL; DR bullet point format:On the Geek Calendar, tomo...
01:37 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget WhatsApp is reportedly developing its own Snapchat clone
WhatsApp is reportedly working on an ephemeral photo-narrative feature that's in no way a rip-off of Snapchat. According to Mashable, the Facebook-owned messaging service is testing an image-shar...
01:14 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget India wants the tech used to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone
Israeli forensics company Cellebrite helped the FBI access the contents of a suspect's iPhone 5c following the shooting in San Bernardino last year. Now India is in talks to buy the company'...
12:51 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Samsung recalls 2.8 million top-loading washing machines
No company likes to issue a product recall, but Samsung is having to deal with its fair share as of late. After going some way to reduce the damage following the disastrous launch of the Galaxy Note 7...
12:29 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Sony's PlayStation TV service comes to Mac and PC browsers
After coming to Android TV last week, PlayStation view has arrived on Mac and PC browsers, meaning it's available on just about every device you can think of. It'll work on Firefox, Chrome, ...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Japan has some exclusive PSVR titles, but you're not missing much
Sony's lineup of games and demos is often slightly different depending on the region. It's something you may have noticed with PlayStation's VR debut in both Europe and the US, -- and t...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget The best 4K monitors
By David MurphyThis 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...
11:23 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Apple is close to launching single sign-on for Apple TV
Apple wants to take the pain out of turning your Apple TV into a cable box, and is doing so with Single Sign On. It's a system that promises to let you enter the username you use with your TV pro...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget LEGO Dimensions makes me like things I hate
2016 has been a rough year for Ghostbusters fans. After more than a decade of rumors and false starts, the franchise finally got a new film -- but the reboot's cast of leading ladies turned a spo...
10:47 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Windows Store 'CoD' buyers can't play with Steam friends
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered have come to the Windows 10 Store, but you may want to think twice about buying the games there. According to Activision, those versions do...
10:24 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Indie darling 'Bastion' comes to Xbox One next month
Bastion's dream-like watercolor visuals and deep, satisfying RPG mechanics won it plenty of praise back in 2011. Since its launch on PC and Xbox 360, the game has been ported to a range of platfo...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 13: A Chicken with its Head Cut Off
Editor in chief Michael Gorman and executive editor Christopher Trout are in town this week and stop by to talk Peter Thiel, Vine and online voting with host Terrence O'Brien and reviews editor C...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Read your dog's mood swings with tech
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new product out of Japan called Inupathy is giving dogs the Dug treatment, with a light up harness that tracks their heart rate, telling you information about their e...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget The 'Call of Duty' VR mission is free for PSVR owners
Activision has announced that the Jackal Assault VR Experience will be available, for free, for all PS4 owners. Jackal Assault is the standalone virtual reality component of its latest game, Call of D...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Google shows the web is a lot more secure than it was a year ago
As we spend more time online, the need for secure browsing and communications has become more and more important. Messaging apps now incorporate encryption as standard and many of your favorite websit...
07:35 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget A game about butt-sniffin' pugs is coming to PS4 and PC
Butt Sniffin Pugs, a fun simulator featuring cute pugs exploring New Yorkie City (get it?), rescuing citizens in danger and sniffing food and butts, has conquered crowdfunding pledgers' hearts. I...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Sainsbury's finally caves to contactless
No, you haven't gone back in time. We're almost at the end of 2016, and Sainsbury's is just now confirming it'll soon begin accepting contactless payments in stores -- finally comi...
06:45 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Intel is getting into VR sports and live events
There's a glut of virtual reality headsets on the market now, but not nearly enough VR content. Intel, which just launched the "Project Alloy" mixed reality headset, is addressing that....
06:00 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, November 4, 2016
TGIF.Before you fall back this weekend, it's time to take a look at Google's Assistant-powered Home device, take a spin with GoPro's drone and find out how Singapore is pushing to be th...
05:00 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Adidas made an ocean plastic shoe you can actually buy
Late last year, Adidas teamed up with Parley, an organization raising awareness against ocean pollution, on a partially 3D-printed shoe made out of up-cycled marine plastic. Then, in 2016, the two fir...
03:03 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget BMW sold 100,000 EVs in 3 years, now turns attention to autonomy
EVs have come a long way in just a few years. Just look at the waves Tesla has made since introducing the Model S in 2012. Nissan just sold its 100,000th Leaf in the US. BMW, too, would have you know ...
02:38 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget BMW sold 100,000 EVs in 3 years, now turns attention to autonomy
EVs have come a long way in just a few years. Just look at the waves Tesla has made since introducing the Model S in 2012. Nissan just sold its 100,000th Leaf in the US. BMW, too, would have you know ...
01:13 am -04 - Fri, November 4, 2016
Engadget Psychologists figure out the science behind earworms
There's a scientific reason why you can't get that one song out of your head, and a team from the American Psychological Association conducted a large scale study to get to the bottom of it....
11:18 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Kickstarter's first sex toy has arrived
Crowdfunded sex toys aren't new to the scene, but until now, the most well-known crowdfunding site has steered clear of the category. Now, Kickstarter is hosting a campaign for Dame Products'...
10:33 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Valve is testing DualShock 4 support in Steam's beta channel
If you never quite got the hang of Valve's weird touch-pad laden game controller, you're in luck: the company is testing out Steam Configuration support for the DualShock 4. Steam beta clien...
09:46 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Re-skin Kratos with the offficial PlayStation coloring book
What do you get when you mash up a coloring book for grown-ups with a wildly popular video game platform? The entirely unnecessary, but completely official PlayStation coloring book, featuring colorle...
09:46 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Re-skin Kratos with the official PlayStation coloring book
What do you get when you mash up a coloring book for grown-ups with a wildly popular video game platform? The entirely unnecessary, but completely official PlayStation coloring book, featuring colorle...
09:02 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Google slams EU's antitrust claims against AdSense and Shopping
Back in April, the European Commission started its Google antitrust inquiry looking into Android development. But a few months later it broadened the probe into investigating whether the search giant ...
08:14 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget VRMark will tell you if your PC is ready for Virtual Reality
Oculus and Valve's own virtual reality compatibility tests will tell you if your PC is VR-ready, but how ready is a bit of a specification guessing game. Will you be able to run games at their ma...
07:28 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget MIT and NASA's flexible wing could be the future of aviation
A wing is one of the most technologically advanced pieces of an aircraft, designed with all manner of moving parts that take advantage of the Bernoulli Principle. Previous efforts to make the wing mor...
06:58 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget GoPro's production issues cut into its sales and stock price
Despite including the release of its new Karma drone and Hero5 camera, GoPro's quarterly earnings report had some bad news today. With sales falling to $240.6 million (compared to $400 million in...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget 'Watch Dogs 2' web app tries to reveal secrets in your selfies
Ubisoft is no stranger to producing poignant on the surface, but ultimately vapid marketing for its hacker-centric Watch Dogs series. And the latest example of that is a selfie analyzer for the upcomi...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: The Galaxy Tab S2 drops below $300
This 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, they may earn...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Where Trump and Clinton stand on tech and science
I know what you're all thinking: "Thank god this election is almost over."Regardless of your political affiliation I think we can all agree November 8th can't come fast enough. But...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Samsung's surprisingly stylish Gear S3 lands November 18th
Samsung unveiled the Gear S3 a few months ago at IFA, but soon it'll be ready for the masses. The company's latest Tizen smartwatch will be available on store shelves starting November 18th,...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget GoPro Karma review: A decent drone with stiff competition
When Karma was unveiled last month, there were two main takeaways. First was the lack of much-expected "follow me" features; second was the inclusion of a (not-expected) handheld stabilizer,...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget YouTube gives creators more control over the comment section
YouTube comments have historically been a toxic cesspool, but Google's video platform is finally making some changes to give creators and money-makers even more control over the conversations tha...
03:10 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'
There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been ...
02:48 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget The New York Times is free to read for the election
Some things are more important that profit. This election is one of them. As such, the New York Times announced on Thursday that it will eliminate the paywall to its website from November 7th to 9th. ...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Hackers hijack a Philips Hue lights with a drone
Surprise! The Internet of Things is a security nightmare. Anyone who was online a few weeks ago can attest to that. The massive internet blackout was caused by connected devices, and new research from...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Hackers hijack Philips Hue lights with a drone
Surprise! The Internet of Things is a security nightmare. Anyone who was online a few weeks ago can attest to that. The massive internet blackout was caused by connected devices, and new research from...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Google intros a cheaper subscription plan for apps
Subscription services have been on mobile devices for a while. Netflix, Hulu, Marvel Unlimited and others have made shelling out a few dollars a month part of our on-the-go digital lifestyle. But if d...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Play Story apps can offer introductory discounts on subscriptions
Subscription services have been on mobile devices for a while. Netflix, Hulu, Marvel Unlimited and others have made shelling out a few dollars a month part of our on-the-go digital lifestyle. But if d...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Play Store apps can offer introductory discounts on subscriptions
Subscription services have been on mobile devices for a while. Netflix, Hulu, Marvel Unlimited and others have made shelling out a few dollars a month part of our on-the-go digital lifestyle. But if d...
01:51 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Ford's next-gen driver assist will swerve before you do
The trickle-down benefits of Ford's autonomous driving technology are making their way into more and more consumer vehicles. While Tesla might get all the headlines with Autopilot, Ford has been ...
01:26 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget The NFL's first VR series is coming to Daydream and YouTube
Virtual reality is all the rage these days and the NFL is hopping on the bandwagon. The league announced today that it's expanding its partnership with Google via a new VR series for YouTube and ...
12:55 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Here are the first games optimized for PlayStation 4 Pro
With only a week until the PlayStation 4 Pro launches, Sony wants to make sure everyone knows exactly what they're going to get when the powerful console arrives. The company is starting with a l...
12:17 pm -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Parrot brings fancy follow-me features to its Bebop 2 drone
With a price tag of $550/&pound;440, Parrot's Bebop 2 drone is aimed at budding pilots who want more than a toy, but can't justify spending four figures and up on a flying camera. The pr...
11:55 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget FBI investigating its own Twitter account over election posts
One of the FBI's Twitter accounts was dormant for a year before it was revived over the weekend. @FBIRecordsVault began posting links to documents related to candidates in the US presidential ele...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget HTC wants to bring back the arcade for its VR gear
HTC's high-end VR gear is expensive and takes up a fair amount of space that most people simply don't have. That's why the company is hoping to bring back the old-fashioned arcade in th...
10:50 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Vimeo is working on a subscription streaming service
Vimeo plans to start a new Netflix-type streaming service and develop its own content, but its won't spend Netflix dollars. Rather, the site (owned by Barry Diller's IAC) will help its creat...
10:25 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Motorola is thirsty for new Moto Mods
Motorola's dream of a slick, modular smartphone is struggling to take off. The base handset is perfectly capable, but the ecosystem of Moto Mods is still pretty sparse. After its launch accessori...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Future wearables could use magnetic circuits to self-heal
Smart clothing might be huge, except for one problem: The printed "ink" electronics are delicate, so you can break them just by stretching the wrong way. However, researchers from the Jacobs...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Photos of wild animals that are far superior to yours
Today on In Case You Missed It: The BEASTCAM is a camera rig to scan live animals for fast 3D models to share with educators. Meanwhile Cambridge Consultants is marketing the Ekano mobile surgical sui...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget The Huawei Fit feels cheaper than its $130 price
It's almost gift-giving season, and companies are scrambling to release products that will fill your loved ones' stockings later this year. And plenty of people are considering options for t...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Huawei's new Mate 9 wants to be a smarter kind of smartphone
Huawei's slice of the worldwide mobile pie isn't as big as it used to be, but hey -- at least it keeps getting better at making big phones. We didn't know it would be the last Nexus pho...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Google Home review: The Assistant steps into your living room
The Google Assistant was the big news from the company's I/O conference earlier this year, but it took months for Google's true Siri competitor to really arrive. First it was baked into the ...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Canadian cops admit monitoring six journalists' phones
Authorities in Quebec, Canada have admitted that Patrick Lagace wasn't the only journalist they spied on in recent years, according to The Star. Capt. Guy Lapointe, the spokesperson for the provi...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Canadian cops admit to monitoring six journalists' phones
Authorities in Quebec, Canada have admitted that Patrick Lagace wasn't the only journalist they spied on in recent years, according to The Star. Capt. Guy Lapointe, the spokesperson for the provi...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Peter Molyneux's new game is about pioneering
Web and smartphone game publisher Kongregate and Peter Molyneux's 22 Cans are teaming up to launch a new mobile game. The Trail is an Oregon Trail-style adventure title where players strap on a b...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Boosted tells skaters its latest electric board isn't safe
One of the best electric skateboards on the market is suffering from battery problems. In a blog post, Boosted confirmed that its second-generation board has overheated on two separate occasions. In b...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday November 3 2016
The past 24 hours of news here at Engadget was a heady mix of Pok&eacute;mon Go bonuses, GIFs in space, Hulk Hogan and robot-selected wine. Definitely not just another Wednesday. We round it out w...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, November 3, 2016
The past 24 hours of news here at Engadget was a heady mix of Pok&eacute;mon Go bonuses, GIFs in space, Hulk Hogan and robot-selected wine. Definitely not just another Wednesday. We round it out w...
03:55 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget 'Futurama' writer heads YouTube's first original animated series
YouTube is adding the first animated series to its roster of original offerings on November 16th. That's when the streaming website's subscription service will start airing Paranormal Action...
01:57 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Uber facing $5 million suit from Bay area's oldest cab company
Another party is suing Uber over the ride-hailing service's business practices. This time it's San Francisco's Flywheel, the taxi company formerly known as DeSoto Cab, also known as SF&...
01:57 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Uber faces $5 million suit from San Francisco's oldest cab company
Another party is suing Uber over the ride-hailing service's business practices. This time it's San Francisco's Flywheel, the taxi company formerly known as DeSoto Cab, also known as SF&...
12:05 am -04 - Thu, November 3, 2016
Engadget Nintendo reveals 'Miitopia' and 'Animal Crossing' expansion
Animal Crossing fans starting to get burnt out by the repetitive tasks in New Leaf -- hey, it's been years since it came out -- would love Nintendo's announcement. At the latest Nintendo Dir...
10:25 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Ukraine's military wants HoloLens helmets for its tank commanders
It's not easy to see out of a tank (that's the point) but in order to be effective on the battlefield, their crews need to know what's going on around them. Modern tanks often have a va...
09:11 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget The $40 'Watch Dogs 2' Season Pass includes new stories, clothes
Watch Dogs 2 is scheduled to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 15th, followed by PC on November 29th, but Ubisoft already has its eyes on your post-game experience. The Watch Dogs 2 Season Pa...
08:14 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget NASA celebrates 16 years of space living with ISS GIFs
On November 2, 2011, Expedition 1 commander William Shepherd and cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko appeared on camera to celebrate the first long-duration stay on the International Space St...
07:31 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Voice actors will picket WB Games on November 3rd
Striking video game voice actors are determined to keep up the pressure on developers. In the wake of a picketing campaign against Electronic Arts last week, the SAG-AFTRA union is calling on actors a...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Fitbit sales are slowing despite new products
A sign that the market for fitness trackers might be reaching its saturation point, or at least losing a little bit of its steam: Fitbit's stock price fell hard, dropping by 30 percent today afte...
06:10 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Tap your cheek to ask Siri a question with Bragi Dash update
The Bragi Dash wireless headphones are already incredibly smart and sophisticated, but this month's software update 2.2 makes them practically magical. Bragi OS 2.2 enables the MyTap beta, which ...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' will keep users hooked with daily bonuses
Now that Halloween is over, the folks at Niantic Labs have cooked up a new bonus scheme to keep players coming back for more. The next update to Pok&eacute;mon Go will make it easier to rack up mo...
05:18 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Dell hints at its take on a Surface Studio-like creative PC
Microsoft and HP haven't completely cornered the market on creativity-minded desktops, apparently -- Surface Pro Artist noticed that Dell teased its own all-in-one creative PC as part of the Ado...
04:50 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Facebook racks up more users, nearly triples profits
While Twitter is trying to rebuild itself, Facebook recorded yet another blockbuster quarter. Over the past three months, the social network had $7.01 billion in revenue and $2.38 billion in profits, ...
04:39 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget No, US citizens can't vote by phone
An unsettling series of tweets surfaced on Twitter earlier today advising users to vote by phone. This is, of course, impossible: The voting system in the US requires citizens to register locally and ...
03:59 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Twitter will stream its first live awards show on December 1st
Twitter is already a hotbed of discussion during awards shows, and now it's ready to broadcast one of those shows -- if not necessarily the one you expect. The social network has reached a deal ...
03:32 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Sling TV just added even more kids programming
It seems like every other month, at least, Sling TV brings new content to its video-streaming service. That's great for those of you who pay $20 (or more) for the monthly subscription. The latest...
03:15 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget EE updates its 130 Robin tablet for kids ahead of Christmas
It was a year ago to this very day that EE began offering the first Robin tablet: a bumper-bound slate designed with kids in mind. And with Christmas fast approaching, the carrier has today launched a...
03:09 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget LastPass is now free across all your devices
Password manager and two-factor authenticator app LastPass has always had a quirky pricing scheme. While it was free on mobile, syncing all your passwords and logins across devices -- one of the key f...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Vine co-creators unveil their own take on live streaming
Vine may be on the way out, but two of its original architects are determined to carry the torch for mobile video apps. Co-creators Colin Kroll and Rus Yusupov have launched a livestreaming app, Hype,...
02:28 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget An artwork controlled by a colony of bacteria
The Tate Modern's Turbine Hall has always been a vacuous space. Five storys high, with 35,000 sq ft. of space for artworks, it's been home to some of the London museum's most memorable ...
02:06 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Gawker settles with Hulk Hogan for a reported $31 million
Since Gawker lost its court battle with Hulk Hogan back in June and filed for bankruptcy, it's been unclear just how much the former professional wrestler would get given the massive $140 million...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget 3D audio is the secret to HoloLens' convincing holograms
The streets of Microsoft's campus are lined with tall fir trees. A drive through lush green urban woods reveals dozens of nondescript buildings. Mini buses shuttle employees across the company�...
01:25 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Google Wallet launches a streamlined web app
Google Wallet may have killed off physical debits cards earlier this year, but the service is now making it easier to send and receive money with the card you already have. With the launch of the Goog...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget DOJ sues DirecTV for conspiring against LA Dodgers
The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it is bringing suit against DirecTV for its role in an alleged collusion scheme involving the broadcast rights to Los Angeles Dodgers games. Speci...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget DOJ sues DirecTV for conspiring against LA Dodgers (updated)
The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it is bringing suit against DirecTV for its role in an alleged collusion scheme involving the broadcast rights to Los Angeles Dodgers games. Speci...
01:07 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Russia is ditching Microsoft because it's an easy target
We know that Russia wants to give Microsoft products the boot, but now it's clearer as to why. A senior US intelligence official talking to NBC News not only supports talk of Russia endorsing a p...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Twitch will show you more (but higher-quality) ads
Like it or not, Twitch is about to make it harder to escape ads... but you might not mind it as much as you think. It's introducing SureStream video technology that has Twitch hosting ads itself...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget V-Moda's line of 'Forza' earbuds is meant for workouts
If you're familiar with V-Moda, you know that the brand is mostly known for making premium over-the-ear headphones. While it does have earbuds in its portfolio, that's never been the company...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget The 12 best tech gifts for sports fanatics
Chances are there's at least one die-hard sports fan in your life. And look, even if your idea of game-time small talk is "Hey, how about that local sportsball team" you can still get t...
12:14 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Netflix ponders offline playback
Remember when Netflix said it wouldn't deliver an offline playback option because its users are never far away from a reliable internet connection? Turns out that might not be true anymore. In an...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Uber's redesigned app makes it faster to hail a ride
The Uber app is a mess. As the company has expanded its business, it's been ham-fisting new features into an already bursting-at-the-seams UI. Fortunately, the company is aware of the bloat and r...
11:46 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget The tools you need to perform surgery are in this suitcase
In the US, laparoscopic surgeries are a piece of cake, since there are plenty of well-appointed hospitals packed to the ceilings with high-tech gear. In the developing world, things aren't so eas...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Wileyfox returns to form with the 159 Swift 2
Wileyfox's Swift made quite the first impression when it arrived around this time last year. At launch, it was easily one of the best affordable smartphones you could buy in the UK, and from an a...
11:28 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Olympus' high-end OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera arrives in December
If you've been jonesing for Olympus' ultimate take on a mirrorless camera, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, you now know when to expect it... although it's going to cost you. The flagship cam wi...
11:07 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Teams is its Slack competitor for Office 365
Because Yammer isn't quite enough to take on Slack, Microsoft is launching yet another business chat app: Teams. It'll be part of the Office 365 suite, and from the video below, it looks lik...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Fove's eye-tracking VR headset is up for pre-order
Last year, we took a look at Fove, a unique take on virtual reality that tracks your eyes in addition to your head for increased accuracy and realism. This doesn't just reduce head movement -- it...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Fove's eye-tracking VR headset is up for preorder
Last year, we gave you the scoop on Fove, a unique take on virtual reality that tracks your eyes in addition to your head for increased accuracy and realism. This reduces not only head movement but al...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget L'Oreal turns to virtual reality to train hairdressers
Out-of-town trainings and classes can cost aspiring hairdressers a pretty penny. L'Or&eacute;al's high-tech alternative could change that, though, and could even make learning more fun. ...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Vinfusion wine robot blends a glass based on your taste
Take it from a former wine seller when I say that wine snobs are the worst, constantly trying to prove the the extent of their oenophilia. For everyone else, it's nothing but a wave of unnecessar...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Security camera uses AI to tell humans from animals or cars
Netatmo's WiFi-connected Presence security camera is now on sale, making it one of the first on the market with built-in AI. That helps it distinguish between people cars, or animals, then send y...
09:51 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Apple says why the new MacBook Pro doesn't have an SD card slot
Did you take one glance at the new MacBook Pro and wonder why Apple removed your precious SD card slot? The company isn't about to bring the slot back, but it's at least ready to explain its...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon's bookstores charge more if you're not a Prime member
If it wasn't clear already, Amazon really wants you to sign up for Prime. As GeekWire reports, the company has adopted a unique pricing model inside its physical bookstores: one sticker price for...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Sims yourself into a new VR social network
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new social network for virtual reality just launched, geared towards users who will decorate rooms to their taste, then have online friends over to hang out in their ...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Scribd adds unlimited access to 'New York' and 'Time' magazine
Last summer Scribd axed romance novels because it couldn't afford them. Business has apparently stabilized because now it's adding magazines to the fold. Not those types of magazines, though...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Atlas Recall is a cross-platform search with a big caveat
Imagine if you had a personal assistant that was constantly taking screenshots of everything you looked at on your computer and filing them away for future reference. Imagine then, if you could call u...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Play-Doh's new toy-to-life app is pointless, but fun
If you had a decent childhood, you probably crafted some Play-Doh masterpieces back in the day. Today, however, kids are less likely to play with the modeling compound and more likely to spend time on...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget YouTube deal ends years-long fight over music videos in Germany
German music fans haven't had it easy in the past 7 years. A royalty dispute with music rights group GEMA has forced YouTube to block thousands of music videos in the country, leaving locals no ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon's new reading app for kids combines humor and text messages
Amazon has been obsessed with the act of reading for years, and now it's trying (again) to get kids obsessed with it too. That's why the company spent the last year building Amazon Rapids, a...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget The Arrow Smart-Kart is a joy rider that parents can control
If you grew up in the '80s or '90s, you might have been lucky enough to own a Power Wheels car. Even if you didn't, anyone who watched TV knew the jingle. (You're probably humming ...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Black Caucus: Facebook ads violate discrimination laws
Facebook's practice of letting advertisers exclude racial groups from targeted ads has caught the eye of US lawmakers. "We are writing to express our deep concerns with reports that Facebook...
06:10 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Facebook blocks UK insurer from profiling users for discounts
When you're a first-time driver, getting a reasonable car insurance quote can be a tricky affair. Age and inexperience on the road result in higher premiums, which only come down after you'v...
06:10 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Facebook blocks UK insurer Admiral from profiling users for discounts
When you're a first-time driver, getting a reasonable car insurance quote can be a tricky affair. Age and inexperience on the road result in higher premiums, which only come down after you'v...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday November 2nd, 2016
Yes, it's the start of hump day, but you may have missed Google revealing unpatched Windows 10 bugs, the truth of the dark web and (in cheerier news) our beautiful Engadget Holiday Gift Guide. We...
03:57 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget China's WeChat messenger tests its own version of instant apps
WeChat might not mean much here in the US, but in Asia, the messaging app boasts some 800 million users. Its next step toward dominance is "small programs" that act like apps within the chat...
02:31 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Cabbage Patch dolls with unsettling LCD eyes are now available
Those modern Cabbage Patch dolls with amusing/disturbing LCD eyes introduced earlier this year are now available in the US. While they unfortunately didn't come out in time to complete your Chuck...
01:12 am -04 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Engadget Talkshow shuts down its chat-in-public app on December 1st
If you tried Talkshow's public-facing chatrooms but left wondering why they were necessary, you're not alone. The startup is shutting down its service after determining that it won't b...
11:49 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget GM's car-sharing program links Uber drivers to weekly rentals
While we mostly think of GM's Maven program as just a ZipCar-like car sharing service, it's more generally an option for "flexible" access to vehicles. That's why Maven is a p...
11:14 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Steam now requires that game makers show real screenshots
Have you ever been duped into buying a game on Steam that looked good in the store preview, but was nowhere near as exciting when you sat down to play? Valve wants to put a stop to that. The company...
10:54 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget MIT makes neural nets show their work
Turns out, the inner workings of neural networks really aren't any easier to understand than those of the human brain. But thanks to research coming out of MIT's Computer Science and Artific...
10:11 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget See the Face Palm and 'Harambe' emojis on iOS for the first time
Apple's developer preview of iOS 10.2 offers the first look at a handful of fresh emojis, including Shrug, Avocado, Face Palm, Duck, Fox, Fingers Crossed and Gorilla (AKA Harambe), as spotted by ...
09:21 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Gameroom is Facebook's antiquated answer to Steam
Back in August Facebook announced its PC gaming platform as a partnership with the Unity developer toolset. There are a few more details now, and from the sounds of it, Facebook Gameroom is basically ...
08:58 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Project Tango game 'Woorld' is here to make your life silly
This one is for all the Levovo Phab2 Pro owners out there. The Project Tango-powered augmented reality game Woorld is available today via the Google Play Store, just for Phab2 Pro people. Woorld comes...
08:03 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Is this Overwatch's new hacker hero?
Blizzard continued its brutal trolling of Overwatch fans by adding yet another crumb on the trail to unveil Sombra, the next character to be added to its roster of playable heroes. The latest in their...
07:36 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Microsoft patch for Google-outed exploit is still a week away
Microsoft is still more than a little upset at Google revealing unpatched Windows security flaws, but it'll at least have a solution in hand in the days ahead. The software giant now plans to iss...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Sony brings PSN toolbar to Playstation.com
Sony has been slow to add new functionality to its PlayStation Network and integrate it across platforms. Take two-factor authorization, for example, which they first announced last April and finally ...
06:21 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Tesla makes its case for buying SolarCity
Tesla's been busy with more than the Model 3 in recent months. In August, founder and CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would join with his other company, SolarCity, in a $2.6 billion merger. Mu...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget FilmStruck's streaming service for classic films is here
You can look at FilmStruck in two ways. For film aficionados, it's a one-stop shop for classic cinema. But it's also known as the service that ripped the Criterion Collection away from Hulu....
05:36 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Twitter adds business auto-replies for faster customer service
Twitter has been coming to terms with its role as a customer service platform recently, and the social network's latest update for business users should help speed up response times even further....
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Airbnb now requires that hosts accept anti-discrimination rules
Remember how Airbnb said it would ask you to agree to a non-discrimination policy if you wanted to host guests? That's now in effect. As of November 1st, hosts must abide by rules forbidding th...
04:48 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook reportedly planning deeper dive into eSports
The exponential growth of eSports is undeniable, especially as it continues to be embraced by big-name entities such as ESPN, Amazon and many others. Not surprisingly, Facebook too has shown interest ...
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Conjure spells on your phone to prepare for 'Fantastic Beasts'
J.K. Rowling's prequel to the Harry Potter series is set to hit theaters next week and Google wants to help you prepare by turning your phone into a magic wand. On an Android device, you can cast...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Roli Blocks is an affordable, modular way to make electronic music
British music-gear company Roli is mostly known for its attempts at reimagining the piano. The full-size Seaboard and smaller Seaboard Rise may bear similarities to traditional keyboards, but their ru...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Gun through 'Gears of War 4' as Run The Jewels in new DLC
Earlier today, the acclaimed rap pair Run The Jewels announced a new single "Panther Like A Panther (I'm The Shit)" that played in a trailer for Gears of War 4's revamped horde co-...
03:20 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Nintendo to end Wii U production this week
The Wii U game console has come to the end of the line -- its production line, specifically. Eurogamer reports multiple sources have confirmed that the final Wii U unit will be built this Friday....
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Latest Roku TV update makes any smartphone a wireless headset
One of Roku's smartest features was the company's decision to pop a headphone jack right into the remote, turning it into a wireless headset and saving your housemates from overhearing poten...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget What the Transhumanist candidate learned from the election
Zoltan Istvan is many things: a journalist, a futurist and entrepreneur. Mostly, though, he's been a cheerleader for the transhumanist movement, a philosophy focused on merging humans together wi...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Instagram shopping tags help you buy what you see
Ads in your Instagram feed may be irksome, but wouldn't it be nice if you could at least find out how much it would cost to buy those sweet shoes or stylish bags? Instagram sure does. It's...
01:50 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Xiaomi aims to be more than king of the budget smartphones
The day after the Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX launch last week, the flagship Mi Home store next to Xiaomi's headquarters was packed with visitors. Nope, they weren't there to spend their yuan, but ...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Hulu's live TV options will include Fox and Disney, of course
Hulu will roll out its live TV lineup in early 2017, complete with shows from the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox, two of Hulu's founding partners, the company announced today. The agree...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Google's Daydream View VR reaches stores November 10th
You won't have to wait much longer to see whether or not Google's Daydream View headset is a viable contender to the likes of Gear VR. Google has announced that its virtual reality wearable...
01:11 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Master and Dynamic adds the on-ear MW50 to its wireless lineup
Almost exactly a year ago, Master &amp; Dynamic debuted its first wireless headphones with the over-ear MW60. Today, the company is adding to that product line with the on-ear MW50. This new model...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget The UK's first pro drone race will be hosted in London next June
With backing from big broadcasters like ESPN and Sky Sports, drone racing is already making its mark on TV. The Drone Racing League's (DRL) inaugural five race season is now two races deep, havin...
12:44 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget 'Lifelogging' startup Narrative isn't dead yet
Narrative, the company behind the lifelogging camera of the same name, was all set to die, but death is no longer on the agenda. Instead, six of the moribund wearable firm's employees, including ...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Introducing Engadget's 2016 holiday gift guide!
Here in the US, holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, but at Engadget we're getting started early. Three weeks early, to be precise. Today we&#...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Samsung spends $1 billion to strengthen US chip production
Making the chips that sit inside our smartphones, tablets and cars is a big business, and one that's only getting bigger. Samsung is looking to take advantage of that by spending a further $1 bil...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Hello's 'Sense' sleep sensor gets voice controls
Hello Inc. has launched a new version of its sleep sensor called "Sense with Voice," with the highlight being (wait for it) voice commands. As a reminder, it consists of a sphere-shaped moni...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Instapaper makes its premium features available for free
Instapaper has announced its biggest update yet since Pinterest acquired it in August: the read-it-later app is making its premium features available for free. The service used to offer a set of speci...
11:40 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget The first VR-ready Windows 10 phone arrives next week
An upgraded version of Alcatel's Idol 4S smartphone will soon be available with Windows 10 Mobile in the US. T-Mobile will be stocking the unique handset, which comes with a Snapdragon 820 proces...
11:11 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget New York Times is making daily VR videos with Samsung's help
The New York Times isn't just dabbling in virtual reality for the occasional special presentation -- it wants to make 360-degree videos as commonplace as the crossword puzzle. The newspaper has ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Amazon Alexa is now a small home robot thanks to Omate
As Amazon's Alexa voice assistant becomes smarter each day, it's also showing up in more form factors, with the latest being a small home robot courtesy of, well, a smartwatch brand. Omate&#...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Kickstarter Live lets project creators stream directly to backers
Thanks to sites like Kickstarter, creators all over the world have been able to bring their product visions to life via the medium of crowdfunding. Many of the website's successful projects utili...
10:15 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget You can now legally hack your own car or smart TV
Researchers can now probe connected devices, computers and cars for security vulnerabilities without risking a lawsuit. Last Friday, the FTC authorized changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ...
09:50 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Canadian cops spied on journalist's phone for months
The Montreal police tapped the iPhone of a columnist writing for Canadian French-language newspaper La Presse, according to the publication itself. La Presse said it discovered 24 surveillance warrant...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Robots so advanced, they cool themselves with sweat
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers from the University of Tokyo devised a better air cooling system for robots that is modeled on their as-yet-overlords, sweaty humans. The 3D-printed bones h...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget The first Google Tango phone launches with over 35 new apps
It's been years in the making but Tango, Google's depth-sensing tech, is ready to make its consumer debut. That's because today is when the first-ever Tango phone, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro,...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Smart pen measures the dimensions of virtually any object
Despite all the technological advances over the years, measuring items in your home still tends to involve old-school rulers and tape measures... and they can be inaccurate if there are curves. Instru...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Sonos speakers can now be controlled through Spotify
While Sonos makes some decent speakers, many feel that its apps are lacklustre at best. If you fall into this camp, you'll be pleased to hear that Sonos hardware is now starting to play nice with...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget 'Deadpool' director hired for 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie
Deadpool and Sonic have a fair amount in common. They vanquish bad guys, protect innocent bystanders and talk with spades of attitude. With this in mind, it's no surprise to hear that Tim Miller,...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget The 'dark web' isn't all guns and drugs
Whenever you hear the phrase "dark web," you instantly imagine stern-faced CNN anchors talking about terrorists, sex criminals and drug dealers. A study from Terbium Labs is looking to dispe...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday November 1st 2016
It's the morning after we were reminded that war is hell, sneakers can fit themselves and jingles don't last forever. We also reported on the quiet rise of the high-end tablet and the return...
04:57 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Henrik Fisker unveils his ambitious EMotion luxury EV
Henrik Fisker has tweeted some new images of the EMotion electric car from Fisker Inc. with a theoretical 400 mile range and 161 mph top speed. Overall, it looks like a softer version of the original ...
03:55 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget 'EVE: Valkyrie' blasts onto HTC Vive this month
EVE: Valkyrie might have started life as an Oculus Rift tech demo, but this month the space-shooter will arrive on Steam for HTC Vive owners. The exact release date is coming "soon," accordi...
02:53 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Google reveals unpatched Windows bug that hackers are exploiting
Google has revealed that it came across previously undiscovered Flash and Windows vulnerabilities in October, and one of them remains unpatched. The tech titan gave both Adobe and Microsoft a heads-up...
01:27 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Tag Heuer made a more expensive, $9,900 smartwatch
What do you do when you've got an empty wrist and almost $10,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Buy a rose gold smartwatch from Tag Heuer. To match your phone, private jet, toothbrush and crippli...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Korg brings the iconic ARP Odyssey synth to iOS
Synthesizer companies have a knack for bringing digital versions of analog gear to mobile devices so hobbyists and pros alike can get creative with ease. Earlier this year, Moog released a $30 app tha...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, November 1, 2016
Engadget Korg's $300 Monologue synth runs on AA batteries
Korg tempted us with the analog polyphonic Minilogue synthesizer back in January and now the company has another budget-friendly instrument. Meet the Monologue: a monophonic analog synthesizer that ha...
11:26 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget The Galaxy S7 Edge gets doomed Note 7's Coral Blue outfit
Samsung's Galaxy S7 series is benefiting yet again from the death of its Galaxy Note cousin. After that always-on display update, this time around the S7 Edge gets a new color scheme: Coral Blue....
11:05 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget James Cameron: High frame-rate cinema is 'a tool, not a format'
Sadly, James Cameron is going to probably retire making Avatar sequels that focus more on technology than story or his trademark action-flick set-pieces. Armed with $2.8 billion in box office receipts...
10:22 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Android Chrome might move search bar to screen bottom
Even with my oversized mitts, stretching all the way across my Nexus 6P to hit the Chrome address bar can be a challenge. But I won't be reaching nearly as far if the newly unveiled "Chrome ...
09:33 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Experts question if Trump servers shared info with Russian bank
A handful of computer scientists and DNS experts discovered that over the course of four months this year, a Trump Organization server irregularly pinged two servers belonging to the prominent Russian...
08:57 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Pirates swamp online stores with counterfeit music CDs
It can be easy to forget that CDs still represent a significant chunk of the music industry's revenue in the streaming era, but pirates certainly haven't forgotten. The Wall Street Journal ...
08:29 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget The next president gets Obama's 11 million Twitter followers
For the nation's first social media president, the peaceful transfer of power includes a little more than turning over the nuclear launch codes to the next Commander in Chief -- it also includes ...
07:58 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Chrome boosts page load speeds with clever bits of code
Google's main selling point for Chrome has always been simple: speed. With the browser's latest update, 64-bit Chrome 53 and 32-bit Chrome 54 on Windows, the internet juggernaut is upping pe...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Your Facebook check-in won't help North Dakota protestors
There's a new viral message making its way through your Facebook friends' status updates today. The copy-paste chain letter message claims that police in Morton County, North Dakota are usin...
06:41 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Crown,' 'Atlanta' season finale and 'Call of Duty'
While the World Series wraps up this week, we're waiting to check out Netflix's next big-ticket original series: The Crown. Also arriving to all on Friday is the new Call of Duty, although i...
06:13 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Netflix taunts ad blocking crowd with 'Black Mirror' ads
You might not like that companies are trying to either discourage ad blocking or serve ads regardless, but at least they're getting creative about it. Netflix is promoting its bleak drama Black M...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Peter Thiel's tech wealth made him a First Amendment gatekeeper
Peter Thiel built his fortune in Silicon Valley as a founder of PayPal, an early backer of Facebook and a venture capitalist focused on the technology industry. He's living proof of the Bay Area&...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Outside China, Xiaomi seeks another home on US networks
October 9th marked Hugo Barra's third year at Xiaomi, and as its Global Vice President, he watched the company evolve from a China-centric smartphone e-tailer to an IoT ecosystem with a growing i...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget US bank authority warns of data breach that took 10,000 records
Government data breaches aren't always the work of foreign intruders or even disgruntled employees. Sometimes, it's a staffer who simply isn't security-conscious. The US' Office of...
04:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Samsung's stylish mobile accessories are launching worldwide
What you see above is Samsung's suite of stylish accessories, each meant to be paired with a smartphone or tablet for entertainment and functional purposes. Up until today, the company had only o...
03:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Google gets better at spotting bogus Play Store app installs
It'd bad enough when you download a crummy Android app, but it's worse when you're tricked into installing that app thanks to fake installs and other tricks that make it seem more popul...
03:20 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Microsoft Flow and PowerApps get a public launch November 1st
Flow, Microsoft's in-house version of IFTTT, has been in preview mode since April, but the folks at Redmond are finally ready to open the service up to the general public. Starting November 1, Fl...
02:55 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Swiss rail stations will sell bitcoins at ticket machines
Switzerland is stepping up its bitcoin fascination in a big way. Railway operator SBB (with the help of SweePay) is launching a 2-year trial for a service that lets you exchange Swiss francs for bitc...
02:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Is tech billionaire Peter Thiel prepping for a life in politics?
"I occasionally get involved, but don't want to make it a full time thing."That was how Peter Thiel answered a question about his future in politics today. But, after he spent roughly 1...
01:59 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget iPad regains share in a shrinking mobile tablet market
Apple's share of the tablet market has been sliding for a while, but it's making a comeback... if not for the reasons the company might prefer. Strategy Analytics estimates that the iPad cli...
01:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Toyota has eyes on ZipCar-style vehicle leasing services
ZipCar-style car sharing services, where you pay to rent a vehicle by the hour, are already a thing across much of the US. But Toyota is looking into the idea of individuals being able to lease out th...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget The best chainsaw
By Doug MahoneyThis 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 picks, t...
12:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Twitter test makes Reader mode the default on iOS
For its latest experiment, Twitter has enabled the Apple-built 'Reader' feature by default inside its iOS app. As the Guardian reports, this meanssome, but not all users are seeing simplifie...
12:23 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget iOS update fixes your iPhone's missing Health data
The iOS 10.1 update addressed a lot of initial gripes with Apple's latest mobile operating system. However, it also introduced a glaring bug for some users: the Health app might not show your dat...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Puma's self-lacing shoes were made for track athletes
Nike has some competition. Though the company has gotten a lot of attention for its Back to the Future-inspired HyperAdapt sneakers, it's not the only brand working on self-lacing shoes. Almost a...
11:28 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Uber and Lyft aren't immune to racial discrimination by drivers
For a while, ridesharing has been seen as a possible solution to the racial discrimination you sometimes see with taxis. If drivers can't always see or hear you first, they're less likely t...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget 'I Expect You To Die' will come to PlayStation VR this year
Schell Games has announced that its forthcoming title I Expect You To Die will arrive on PlayStation VR in time for the holidays. Previously the game was announced for the Oculus Rift, and was designe...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget 'Battlefield 1' reminded me that before war was a game, it was hell
The Battlefield games aren't exactly known for having the best single-player modes. In fact, players ignore the series' solo experiences so routinely that this was actually a reason we didn&...
10:34 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Outlook now displays coworkers' availability on your phone
Sunrise is officially dead, but Microsoft just added a new feature to the Outlook iOS calendar that might help you forget it. In a trick borrowed from the desktop app, the iOS version of Outlook has a...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget The bottom line: Our quick verdict on Google's Pixel and Pixel XL
What happens when Google designs its own phones, as Apple does with the iPhone? You get some of the best handsets money can buy, that's what. The 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL are well-built...
09:29 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget MIT taught a machine to give you nightmares
Robots are learning to create zombie faces and apocalyptic landscapes, and with your help, they can make them even more terrifying. Researchers from MIT and Australia's CSIRO have created the Nig...
09:01 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Volvo's self-driving cars will hide from UK 'bullies'
If you could see that the car in front of you was being driven autonomously and therefore navigating in an ultra-safe manner, how would you react? Would you treat it as you would any other road user o...
07:31 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Vine's biggest stars asked for money to save the app
Vine's collapse didn't surprise some of the platform's biggest stars. For months, they had seen the views on their videos fall as users left the app for Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube....
06:00 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Monday October 31st 2016
While today officially marks Halloween, we're sure you've already made, worn and irreversibly damaged your costume over the weekend. That's fine; we all have to come back to reality som...
05:32 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Facebook tried to buy Snow, the 'Asian Snapchat'
Facebook was rebuffed in its attempts to buy Snapchat and Mark Zuckerberg's been like a jilted nerd ever since. The latest entry in his burn book comes courtesy of TechCrunch, which reveals that ...
02:48 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Apple drops its iconic startup chime from the new MacBook Pros
Aside from the ports that didn't make the cut, there's something else that Apple's taken away from its new MacBook Pro family: the startup chime. Yep, it's taken out the F-sharp ch...
12:50 am -04 - Mon, October 31, 2016
Engadget Steam runs out of 'Splinter Cell' game keys during a sale
Digital stores by their nature usually have unlimited inventory, right? Don't tell that to recent Splinter Cell: Blacklist buyers. Steam began a sale on Splinter Cell games on October 28th, and...