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12:00 am -05 - Sat, December 31, 2016
Engadget Facebook will set off fireworks on your feed for NYE
This December 31st and January 1st, you can set off animated fireworks on your Facebook News Feed to welcome 2017. Simply click or tap a trigger phrase, such "Happy New Year" (of course), on...
09:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Facebook briefly bans journalist's post slamming Trump supporters
Journalist Kevin Sessums, known for celebrity profiles and memoirs, called Trump supporters "a nasty, fascistic lot" in a Facebook post yesterday. Shortly thereafter, it was removed for viol...
08:33 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Samsung will likely bring Chromecast-like functionality to its TVs
Samsung's Smart View app has let users pipe movies and photos on their device to a nearby TV for years, but the latest version's App Store page has screenshots suggesting it's expanding...
07:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Hyundai's next fuel cell SUVs have a reported range of 348 miles
Hyundai's next line of fuel cell SUVs will have a range of 348 miles, besting the current Hyundai Tucson by 30 percent, according to Nikkei. Hyundai reportedly plans to roll out its second genera...
05:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Encrypted chat app Signal sidesteps censorship in Cuba and Oman
Signal, the messaging app that prides itself on circumventing government censorship, has a few new places where its flagship feature works. Last week it was Egypt, and now users in Cuba and Oman can s...
04:32 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Boston is the latest city to allow self-driving car tests
You can add Boston to the list of places where autonomous vehicles are being tested legally. Rather than trials on the city's, ahem, interesting street layout, company NuTonomy will start small, ...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget 2016's hacks, attacks and security blunders
Just when we thought things couldn't get worse than 2015's security and privacy disasters, the asshole known as 2016 came along to trample and pee on any hope we had left for a hack-free, se...
03:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget The iPhone 7 may not be selling as well as Apple hoped
Traditionally, new iPhones sell pretty well in their first few months -- often outperforming the previous model's sales during the same quarter. That might not be the case with Apple's lates...
02:55 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Drones and RC kayaks offer fresh views of the ocean
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has gotten a few more tech upgrades. Scientists aboard research vessel Sally Ride recently tested a pair of drones and a remote control kayak in an effort to ge...
02:25 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget The US is preparing to modernize its nuclear weapons systems
The United States has not updated its nuclear weapons program in decades, but in February President Barack Obama allocated more than $1 trillion to the modernization of the country's nuclear stoc...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget The year of Yahoo's undoing
It's not often that we're able to quantify the crappiness of a particular year, but Yahoo's 2016 was so tragic that it ended with a hefty, widely publicized price tag: $1 billion.That&#...
01:52 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Aud lang syne
Hey all -- we're doing an abbreviated Public Access Weekly today because it's the holidays, it's almost CES and my plane home was delayed last night. (Side note, apparently it's po...
01:18 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget The best stylus for your iPad or other touchscreen device
By Serenity CaldwellThis 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 ...
12:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Facebook buys data on users' offline habits for better ads
At this point, it's well-known that Facebook is as much an advertising company as it is a social network. The company is probably second only to Google in the data it collects on users, but the i...
12:10 pm -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget The year's biggest loser was the American public
Even if we judge 2016 purely on the musical legends it stole from us, it would be an awful one. The truth is, this year has been rough by any standard. Our social networks, ostensibly designed to conn...
11:27 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Sonos alarms are waking users a day early
Waking up to your favorite music is always nice, but it becomes rather annoying when you can't turn off said alarm. That's exactly what Sonos users are experiencing and one editor on our sta...
11:27 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Sonos alarms are waking users a day early (updated)
Waking up to your favorite music is always nice, but it becomes rather annoying when you can't turn off said alarm. That's exactly what Sonos users are experiencing and one editor on our sta...
10:38 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Microsoft thinks AR could help you find your lost keys
You may think RFID tags are a pretty decent way to track your property, but Microsoft is trying to patent a much higher-tech system. A Hololens-like augmented reality device would scan your surroundin...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 20: I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
It's the last episode of the year and host Terrence O'Brien is closing things out with managing editor Dana Wollman and reviews editor Cherlynn Low. After looking at the biggest winners of 2...
09:20 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Twitter boss says edit tweet feature is 'definitely needed'
CEO Jack Dorsey asked Twitter users what improvements they most wanted to see, and as you'd expect, he got an avalanche of replies -- over 5,700 so far. The most requested feature was the ability...
08:19 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget NASA's chief scientist Ellen Stofan leaves the agency
NASA's chief scientist Ellen Stofan is "departing for new adventures" after more than three years in the top advisory position. The planetary geologist, academic and researcher worked w...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Hubble snaps a pic of a microwave-emitting galaxy
The Hubble telescope team is ending the year with a photo of an unusual galaxy, one that emits microwaves instead of visible light. See that image above? That's a snapshot of IRAS 16399-0937, a &...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, December 30 2016
2016 is almost over, but sliding in just under the wire is a wild new delivery idea from Amazon. There's also donut-shaped Mars shelters, and our take on Apple's 2016: it's not a positi...
04:45 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Crowdfunded laptop dock for Android phones misses launch date
The Superbook, a device that converts your smartphone into a laptop, is the latest high-profile Kickstarter project to delay shipping to backers. The $99 device, basically a screen and keyboard shell ...
02:44 am -05 - Fri, December 30, 2016
Engadget Nikon and Verily team up to fight diabetes-related eye disease
Verily, Google's former Life Sciences division, teamed up with a French pharmaceutical company to help treat diabetes just a few months ago. Now, it has joined forces with Nikon to enhance the sc...
11:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Lamborghini confirms Urus SUV will be its only plug-in hybrid
According to Autocar, we'll be seeing the first production hybrid Lamborghini soon. The publication reports that Lamborghini's research and development chief, Maurizio Reggiani, confirmed th...
10:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Uber and Lyft answer concerns about discrimination
A study published earlier this year documenting the discrimination ride-hailing passengers face compelled Senator Al Franken to call Uber's and Lyft's attention. Now, the Senator's offi...
09:10 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Violence for all: 'Postal' goes open source
Behind the ongoing public debate on violent video games, a few key titles always stand out -- but before the public was freaking out about Grand Theft Auto, it was reeling in shock from Postal. This r...
07:14 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget DirecTV Now's $35 special offer goes away January 9th
DirecTV launched its AT&amp;T-backed online-only streaming service, DirecTV Now, last month with a special introductory $35 price for its 100+ channel option. But that offer is set to expire on Ja...
05:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Samsung enters the smart inbox fray with 'Focus'
Samsung's Focus (no, not the Windows phone from ages ago) wants to be your Android productivity app of choice. The latest update brings the application out of beta and fixes a deleted email sync ...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget A Ben Affleck flop inspired this script-reading robot
The process used to create a major motion picture hasn't changed much in a century. Someone has an idea that they turn into a screenplay, which is then edited, developed and handed to a director,...
04:12 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Donut-shaped ice shelters could shield astronauts on Mars
Since future astronauts might be spending months at a time on Mars, their sturdy shelters must reliably insulate inhabitants from extreme outer temperatures and the cosmic radiation filtering through ...
03:08 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget ESPN takes you inside a college football rivalry with VR
Virtual reality has the ability to take us inside events and offer new perspectives for things we'd typically only view on TV. VR company Jaunt has been touting its "cinematic" platform...
02:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Find out when you can download 'Super Mario Run' on Android
If you've been staring wistfully at the many iOS folks who are playing Super Mario Run on your commute, wondering when your Android gizmo could get in on the action, maybe stop doing that. First ...
02:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget The US just imposed sanctions on Russia over election hacks
President Barack Obama's administration has imposed sanctions on Russia's two top intelligence services and it's ejected 35 Russian intelligence officials from the US. This is in respon...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Google WiFi
Google WiFi is the company's latest (and very aptly named) wireless router. Like the OnHub router that Google put out last year, WiFi is meant to be sleekly designed and easy to use. This time, t...
01:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Google mobile search shows recipe suggestions when you look for food
In the past few years, Google has used its so-called "knowledge graph" to make search results far more useful than just a list of links -- you can get lots of info on a variety of topics rig...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Nintendo tackles 3DS piracy with 'freeShop' takedown
Homebrew software designed to imitate the Nintendo eShop has been issued a takedown notice by the house of Mario. FreeShop allows 3DS owners to browse, search and download games using "titlekeys,...
12:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Duolingo's clubs make language learning a competition
Duolingo debuted chat bots to help you learn a new language back in October, but now the company is looking to offer a bit more human interaction. Today, it introduced a new feature called Language Cl...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget 2016 was a hard year to be an Apple fan
Tim Cook and the rest of Apple's leadership will probably not look back fondly on 2016. iPhone sales declined for the first time, and Apple's profits followed suit. There are still bright sp...
11:33 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Jou's MIDI controller adds tactile fun to music making
The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) arrived in the '80s to help digital instruments communicate with each other. Nowadays, with much of the action on computers, a new breed of MIDI co...
11:33 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Jou's MIDI controller adds tactile fun to music-making
The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) arrived in the '80s to help digital instruments communicate with each other. Nowadays, with much of the action on computers, a new breed of MIDI co...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook names its favorite in-house hackathon projects
Facebook is ending 2016 by naming its favorite projects and products that came out of all the hackathons its offices worldwide hosted this year. One is a richer, more robust Safety Check: a team tweak...
10:32 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Facebook is building a tool to hunt copyright infringing videos
YouTube isn't the only site record labels are taking issue with when it comes to copyright infringement. Financial Times reports that music publishers want Facebook to license music that gets pos...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Sex at CES: An uncomfortable coupling
When I arrived at the Las Vegas Convention Center in January 2012, CES was a sexless desert of 4K TVs, second-tier smartphones and (yawn) Ultrabooks for days. I'd heard stories about scantily cla...
09:35 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Here and MobilEye team up on self-driving tech for automakers
There are so many companies working on autonomous car tech that we're now seeing the inevitable next phase: partnerships and consolidation. Case in point is a tie-up between MobilEye, the sensor ...
08:13 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget The blue screen of death is going green for Windows testers
If there's one color guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of Windows users, it's blue. But as one Twitter sleuth has discovered, the iconic and always alarming "blue screen of deat...
07:01 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases
Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, December 30 2016
It's December 29th and we're looking back on Twitter's rough 2016, Tesla's Autopilot avoiding accidents and another Amazon sale day....
06:00 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, December 29 2016
It's December 29th and we're looking back on Twitter's rough 2016, Tesla's Autopilot avoiding accidents and another Amazon sale day....
05:10 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Volvo's high-end cars will come with Skype built in
Many people depend on Skype to chat with family, colleagues and clients throughout their working day. To help them stay connected while they're outside the office, Volvo has announced plans to in...
04:05 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Amazon patent reveals its drone-deploying flying warehouse plan
Amazon's drone-delivery plans apparently don't stop with using flying contraptions to ferry people's purchases to their homes. Based on a patent it filed with the USPTO, the e-commerce ...
02:20 am -05 - Thu, December 29, 2016
Engadget Samsung reveals a curved, quantum dot monitor aimed at gamers
Samsung has revealed the CH711, a curved quantum dot monitor built "with gamers in mind." It also appears to be targeting Mac users and designers with the model, judging by the sharp-looking...
11:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Trump isn't responsible for Sprint bringing 5,000 jobs to the US
President-elect Donald Trump said he was contacted by Sprint executives today and told that the company was making an investment in domestic jobs, according to Reuters and Bloomberg. "Because of ...
09:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget 'Mario Kart 64' is the Wii U Virtual Console's latest addition
Sure, Mario Kart 8 is great and all, but if you wanted to see the original version of "Toad's Turnpike" on the Wii U, your options have been pretty limited. Tomorrow changes that, as Ma...
08:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Oculus now owns an eye-tracking company
Google isn't the only company trying to figure out eye-tracking for virtual reality -- Oculus VR is on the case too. The Facebook-backed VR company has confirmed that it recently acquired Danish ...
07:04 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter adds 360 video, still no edit button
Facebook and YouTube jumped on the 360 video train back in 2015, leaving Twitter to tardily trundle out their first all-direction footage experiments during the NBA finals back in June. But at long la...
07:04 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter adds live 360 video, still no edit button
Facebook and YouTube jumped on the 360 video train back in 2015, leaving Twitter to tardily trundle out their first all-direction footage experiments during the NBA finals back in June. But now the so...
06:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget NFL is first to stream live sports on a key Chinese social network
If you enjoy Twitter's live NFL games, you might just feel jealous very shortly. The NFL has struck a deal that will make it the first sports league to livestream on Sina Weibo, one of China'...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Homestar Runner is back with a few laughs before 2016 ends
The internet felt like a kinder, simpler place during Homestar Runner's heyday. As if to combat all the bad vibes 2016 has given the world, we have a new video featuring Homestar and shirtless lu...
05:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Blizzard marks 20 years of 'Diablo' with events across its games
Believe it or not, Diablo is turning 20 years old on December 31st. Yes, the classic clickfest has been around for long enough that some adults weren't even alive when the first game launched. It...
04:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Ehang preps its flight command center for passenger drones
Almost exactly a year ago, Ehang surprised the world with its supersized drone, the 184, made for carrying a human passenger or artificial organs. Nevada even gave Ehang permission to test its quadcop...
04:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Takata expected to settle deadly airbag scandal for $1 billion
For their part in the largest US auto recall ever, the Takata Corporation is expected to pay up to a $1 billion financial penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct, the Wall Street Journal repor...
03:32 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Nevada site bug leaks medical marijuana applicant data
Nevada residents applying to sell medical marijuana got just got an unpleasant surprise. The state's Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that a vulnerability in a website porta...
03:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Amazon plans a big digital-only sale for December 30th
You can call Amazon's Prime Day an excuse to clear out slow-moving products, but there's no question that it was a success -- and now, the internet retailer is hoping to replicate that succe...
02:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch goads you into getting some post-holiday exercise
Guilt over holiday eating might just convince you to hit the gym in the coming weeks, but Apple wants to offer some motivation of its own. On December 28th, the company pushed a notification to every ...
02:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Exoplanets may have carved dusty tracks around a young star
Astronomers have spotted what they believe are two Saturn-sized planets carving "tracks" through a young star's protoplanetary disk. Although scientists have found plenty of exoplanets ...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Samsung's stylish speakers upgrade your audio to 32-bit
Samsung's latest speakers aren't just classy AV units that complement your furniture, they also deliver 32-bit audio. The company is promising listeners a new level of clarity thanks to its ...
01:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Tesla Autopilot avoids a crash before it happens
Tesla's Autopilot 8.0 has a particularly clever feature: it uses radar to track road activity two cars ahead, helping it avoid danger that you wouldn't normally see. And it now appears that ...
12:32 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Soylent relaunches its troubled powder, adds new drink flavors
Soylent had a pretty terrible 2016. After recalling its meal bars after reports of vomiting and diarrhea from its users, the company also had to withdraw its debut product: the powder used to make mea...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Twitter spent 2016 pouring gasoline on its fires
Twitter isn't a single entity, but a conglomeration of communities that use the same platform for various purposes. There's weird Twitter, political Twitter -- hell, there's even a cute...
11:29 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Samsung's second-gen UHD Blu-ray player helps simplify HDR
Next week at CES Samsung will debut its second Ultra HD Blu-ray player, along with new "Ultra High Quality" (UHQ) audio hardware. The M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player looks like any other deck,...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the OnePlus 3T
Usually phone makers refresh their flagship models on schedule, once a year. In a break with tradition, though, OnePlus didn't even wait six months: The 3 came out in June, with the 3T arriving n...
10:27 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Chinese hackers allegedly stole secrets from US law firms
Three Chinese hackers have been charged with insider trading after stealing secrets from American law firms. The Department of Justice has revealed that Lat Hong, Bo Zheng and Chin Hung installed malw...
09:58 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Ford's new self-driving Fusion almost looks like a regular car
Ford has shown the first images of its new self-driving Fusion Hybrid with a more powerful computer and improved, better-integrated sensors. It uses an upgraded version of the Fusion Hybrid platform, ...
09:29 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Samsung's robotic vacuum takes Amazon Echo voice commands
Samsung has revealed Powerbot VR7000, a robotic vacuum you can control with your Amazon Echo. The company says that, in fact, all of its WiFi-enabled Powerbot vacuums will work with Alexa, including, ...
09:01 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Qualcomm slapped with $854 million anti-trust fine in Korea
Qualcomm might have to pay a hefty anti-trust fine in South Korea. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has slapped Snapdragon's creator with a 1.03 trillion won ($854 million) fine for unfair ...
08:03 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget LG's next headset is a wearable surround sound speaker, too
Sometimes you want to listen to music without having something in or on your ears. That's the desire LG hopes its new Tone Studio wearable speaker will address. The new horseshoe-shaped unit feat...
07:02 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Scientists track gene parts controlling the embryo's early growth
Techniques like CRISPR and even experimental methods like programmable bacteria can be used to edit genes, but knowing which genes to edit is crucial. Yale scientists have found a way to track the typ...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, December 28 2016
It's Wednesday and we're talking about an Amazon Echo speaker that's involved in a murder case, artificial intelligence making smarter game opponents (and Samsung phones, oh, and a gian...
04:34 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget FDA issues final guidance on medical devices' cybersecurity
The Food and Drug Administration has issued its final guidance on protecting medical devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps from cyberattacks. To start with, it wants manufacturers to boost their c...
03:03 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Here Maps is expanding to China with the help of new investors
Here, the mapping company owned by German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler, plans to bring its products and services to China. To make that happen, it has enlisted the help of three new Asian investor...
01:26 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Sylvania smart light bulb talks to Siri without a hub
If you've set up smart light bulbs like Philips' Hue, you've probably had to link your bulbs to a central hub -- and if you didn't, you may be making-do with only basic control. Sy...
12:01 am -05 - Wed, December 28, 2016
Engadget Lenovo's latest ThinkPads ship bloatware-free
It's virtually a tradition for Lenovo to unveil new ThinkPads around CES time, but this year it's doing something a bit different: its systems are defined by what they don't have. The P...
11:58 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget VW's latest acquisition helps you pay for parking by phone
Volkswagen wants to turn itself into more of a mobility company than a pure automaker, and it just made an acquisition that should help make that a reality. It's snapping up PayByPhone, a Canadi...
10:37 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Deep learning could predict car trouble before you notice it
Trying to replicate the sounds your car is making to the mechanic you're talking to is equal parts frustrating and embarrassing. But neural networks could put your best "worn out wheel beari...
09:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget You won't be able to upgrade the Nintendo Switch's battery
Apart from the odd leak, we still don't know a lot about Nintendo's next game console. We know it has NVIDIA graphics. We know it can convert from a traditional TV set-up to a more portable ...
08:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: NYE, bowl games and 'Sherlock'
The last week of 2016 is light on videogames, but there are other options out there. Oliver Stone's Snowden movie has arrived on Blu-ray, while Netflix recently added its first Marvel flick under...
07:26 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Pre-orders open for the 'first internet-connected' keyboard
Das Keyboard is best known for its high-end mechanical keyboards, and now it's taking them online. Next month at CES the company will debut "the world's first cloud connected keyboard&q...
06:54 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Nano-sized discs teach your body to fight cancer
In the future, getting customized cancer treatments might just be a matter of injecting virtually invisible discs into into your body. University of Michigan scientists have had early success testing ...
05:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Yi Technology's next action camera promises to capture 4K at 60fps
Action cameras get more impressive with each generation, but 4K support has always been a bit shaky. So far, the best cameras on the market have only been able to shoot in UHD footage at 15-30 fps, fo...
05:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Iran bans 'Clash of Clans' for encouraging tribal conflict
The Iranian government has been censoring internet for years to keep its citizens from exposing themselves to content it deems inappropriate or radical. Now the people have been saved from another tox...
04:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Long-lasting sound waves in glass could lead to better tech
Sound lasts for a long time when traveling through glass (just hit a wine glass with your cutlery if you need proof), but controlling the lifetime of that sound? Not so easy. Yale scientists, however,...
04:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget How 'Rogue One' used CG to complete its cast
Spoilers ahead for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.Two weeks ago, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted, a side tale devoted to bridging the gap between the prequels and original trilogy. But it also spen...
03:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget 'Frog Fractions 2' found buried inside a game about fairies
Frog Fractions 2 is out now, but be warned that it's not a typical game. This is largely because its predecessor, Frog Fractions, was not a typical game, and series creator Jim Crawford is not a ...
03:08 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Republicans propose banning livestreams on the House floor
Remember when House Democrats staged a sit-in to insist on a vote for gun control legislation, and relied on livestreams and social networks to keep their message alive when TV cameras weren't ru...
02:37 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung's 2017 TVs will keep track of your favorite sports teams
CES is nothing if not a show about TVs -- every year, Samsung, Sony, LG and many more parade out incremental upgrades meant to get us to open our wallets and upgrade our screens. In advance of next we...
02:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget A South Korean robotics company just built a real Gundam
We won't have to wait much longer for our Robotech future. South Korean robotics manufacturer Hankook Mirae Technology debuted its first prototype piloted mech over the weekend. Say hello to the ...
01:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 reportedly uses AI across all its apps
Samsung has been eager to drum up attention for the Galaxy S8's AI assistant, but just how is it going to work, exactly? We still don't have the clearest picture, but some details might be c...
01:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Hulu will add about 50 Disney movies this year
For a lot of cord-cutters, Hulu is one of the best ways to stay on top of new TV episodes from major networks right after they air. But the service also has a fair share of movies, and that side of th...
12:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Fake news fools Facebook's Safety Check system in Bangkok
Fake news reports of an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, triggered Facebook's Safety Check program in the region, The Independent reports. For an hour beginning at 9PM local time on December 27th,...
12:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Fake news fools Facebook's Safety Check system in Bangkok (updated)
Fake news reports of an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, triggered Facebook's Safety Check program in the region, The Independent reports. For an hour beginning at 9PM local time on December 27th,...
12:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Facebook Safety Check erroneously says a bomb exploded in Bangkok (updated)
Facebook's Safety Check program incorrectly said there was an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, The Independent reported. For an hour beginning at 9PM local time on December 27th, anyone in Thailan...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung's 2016 went up in smoke
Samsung's year started well, all things considered. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were bona fide hits. The company's financials looked great. Its position as the global leader in the smartphone ...
11:29 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Handbrake's video conversion app update was 13 years in the making
In the fast-moving world of modern app development, users can often wait days or a small number of weeks for an update. However, if you're the team behind Handbrake -- one of the world's mos...
10:58 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Police seek Amazon Echo data in murder case
Amazon's Echo devices and its virtual assistant are meant to help find answers by listening for your voice commands. However, police in Arkansas want to know if one of the gadgets overheard somet...
10:58 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Police seek Amazon Echo data in murder case (updated)
Amazon's Echo devices and its virtual assistant are meant to help find answers by listening for your voice commands. However, police in Arkansas want to know if one of the gadgets overheard somet...
10:33 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Cuba opens its first computer factory
Cuba is slowly opening up to technology, but it hasn't actually been making technology. Its exports are dominated by natural products like nickel, sugar and tobacco. The nation is about to divers...
10:02 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget 'Dark Souls' publisher bets on AI for smarter game foes
Bandai Namco, the gamesmaker behind Tekken, Dark Souls and a whole bunch of Dragonball games, has invested in an artificial intelligence startup. The team at Heroz have an algorithm for shogi (Japanes...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the LeEco Le Pro3
The Le Pro3 is the first phone available in the US from LeEco -- a company already well-known in its native China for its mobile devices and TVs (among many other things). Similar to Motorola and OneP...
08:30 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Turkey says it's investigating 10,000 social network users
Turkey has been cracking down on internet activity at a frenetic pace ever since an attempted military coup in the summer, and it's now clear that there are a lot of people caught in the dragnet....
07:34 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget Samsung's 'creative' CES ideas: Bluetooth toy tags and skin care
Last year, Samsung brought a boatload of projects from its Creative Lab to CES. C-Lab projects it considered for business opportunities included a motion controller, a smart belt and a smart band for ...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday December 27, 2016
Welcome back from the long festive weekend. In the midst of all that egg-nog, present opening and family router troubleshooting, you might have missed Apple's first published AI research, the wor...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Welcome back from the long festive weekend. In the midst of all that egg-nog, present opening and family router troubleshooting, you might have missed Apple's first published AI research, the wor...
04:37 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget ASUS' future Chromebook is a premium alternative to the Flip
ASUS' Chrome OS efforts are currently headlined by the cheap-and-cheerful Chromebook Flip, which mainly stands out for combination of a 2-in-1 design with a bargain basement price. However, the P...
03:02 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget China's latest luxury phone packs a massive 7,000mAh battery
Many luxury smartphone makers see their work mainly as a matter of wrapping an ordinary device in upscale materials, maybe adding a concierge service and calling it a day. Gionee, however, is taking a...
01:27 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget LG takes the levitating speaker mainstream
They may seem futuristic, but levitating Bluetooth speakers have been around for years, and look as outlandish as they sound. But LG is the first major electronics brand to throw a product in the ring...
01:27 am -05 - Tue, December 27, 2016
Engadget LG wants a levitating bluetooth speaker in every home
They may seem a bit magical, but levitating Bluetooth speakers have been around for years, often looking as outlandish as the idea sounds. However, LG is the first major electronics brand to throw a p...
11:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Backpage execs hit with new pimping and money laundering charges
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has renewed the case against the co-founders of online classifieds site Backpage.com. Earlier this month, a judge in Sacramento County threw out pimping and s...
11:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Backpage.com execs hit with pimping and money laundering charges
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has renewed the case against the co-founders of online classifieds site Backpage.com. Earlier this month, a judge in Sacramento County threw out pimping and s...
10:38 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Tesla's next-generation Superchargers should be much faster
Tesla's Superchargers are certainly faster than most public EV stations, but they're still far slower than you might hope for. When it can take about 40 minutes to get an 80 percent charge, ...
09:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Dark matter scientist Vera Rubin dies at 88
It's a sad time for the astrophysics world. Vera Rubin, who was instrumental to confirming the existence of dark matter, has died of dementia at the age of 88. While the concept of dark matter ha...
07:59 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Fake news starts an Israel-Pakistan Twitter dispute
There's no question that fake online news can have dire consequences, but it's now clear that this is true even on an international scale. After a false story claimed that Israel was threate...
06:25 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Gear VR browser gets improved WebVR content support
One of the best reasons to (still) consider a Galaxy S7 smartphone is the Gear VR headset support, and with Google's Daydream a looming rival, Samsung wants to keep things that way. As such, Sams...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget The best thermometer for kids and adults
By Caroline WeinbergThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial pic...
03:28 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Apple publishes its first AI research paper
When Apple said it would publish its artificial intelligence research, it raised at least a couple of big questions. When would we see the first paper? And would the public data be important, or wou...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the Oculus Touch
The Oculus Rift VR headset went on sale back in March, but it was only this month that the optional motion controllers arrived. Better late than never, though. In fact, if you already own the Rift, yo...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Theranos had an awful year, and it only has itself to blame
Theranos was -- is -- a blood-testing startup that promised to identify illnesses from a single drop of blood. Its innovative hardware, called Edison, could quickly spot diseases without the need for ...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Stanford students discover how to build wires like Lego
Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy have developed a way to make incredibly thin wires with extraordinary properties. Using diamondoids -- the smallest possible pieces of di...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget The worst gadgets of 2016
2016 was a year in which the fates seemingly asked, "Oh, you think that's bad? Here, hold my beer." We lost a Prince but gained a nacho-cheese-flavored, would-be king. We saw drones tha...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget The biggest losers of 2016
Last week we broke down the biggest winners of 2016. This week, we're taking a look at the biggest losers.Yahoo has clearly had one of the worst years in history for a company. And, unless someth...
07:12 am -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Ultrafast lasers capture elusive photosynthesis reactions
Using ultra-rapid lasers, researchers have created the first "movie" of photosynthesis chemical reactions that shows exactly how fast they happen. The finding proves that a key process that ...
04:59 am -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget A new 'Double Dragon' game is on its way next month
One of the first entries in your 2017 calendar should be the release date of a 30th Anniversary entry in the Double Dragon series. Arc System Works acquired the rights to the series last year, and jus...
02:50 am -05 - Mon, December 26, 2016
Engadget Virtual reality content startup Jaunt lands on PlayStation VR
The PlayStation VR just got some additional content via the recently announced app launch by Jaunt. The platform will have instant access to 150 cinematic titles from the startup. The app includes vid...
11:56 pm -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget CyanogenMod website unreachable, project will continue as LineageOS
When Cyanogen announced its services and nightly builds were ending, it said the CyanogenMod open source project would continue on. However, after the latter made a blog post calling the action a &quo...
09:25 pm -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget NASA uses space laser to study polar ocean plants
Usually when you think NASA you conjure up images of Mars and space stations. But the agency also conducts important climate research. One of those projects is the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal ...
07:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's sound-switching headphones
You might not have wondered what Felix was like as a baby, but you're about to find out. Ben hacks apart a VTech baby monitor so that it's possible to listen to your favorite music with head...
05:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget AI was everywhere in 2016
At the Four Seasons hotel in South Korea, AlphaGO stunned grandmaster Lee Sodol at the complex and highly intuitive game of Go. Google's artificially intelligent system defeated the 18-time world...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget Report: Snap Inc. spent millions to get better at augmented reality
The creators of Snapchat are running toward an IPO at full speed, but it seems to have nabbed itself a neat holiday gift along the way. According to a report from The Calcalist (as interpreted by The ...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget 'Hidden Figures' isthe uplifting NASA story we need right now
Tales of the space race between the U.S. and Russia inevitably focus on the white male scientists and astronauts who seemingly did the impossible. But it's important to remember that those folks ...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget How Rebecca Minkoff uses tech to make her fashion stores stand out
Nike and Adidas aren't the only lifestyle brands designing their retail spaces with technology in mind. Others such as Rebecca Minkoff, a fashion label based out of New York City, are taking simi...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget After Math: Merry Christmahanukwanzakkahs
It's been a festive week and, for once, not a complete socio-political trainwreck. I know, I'm just as surprised as you are, but some good things really did happen. Like, we found an effecti...
09:30 am -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the LG V20
The LG V20 is one of several flagship phones you can buy right now. And though we like it -- we gave it a score of 82 -- we recommend it with more caveats than usual. On one hand, the phone packs a Qu...
02:50 am -05 - Sun, December 25, 2016
Engadget FBI looks into Chinese hack targeting federal insurance
The US' Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation hasn't had an easy time of things in recent years: it's been the subject of numerous hacks in recent years, starting in 2010. And now, the ...
11:04 pm -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget 'Star Citizen' switches to Amazon's game engine
Star Citizen is still far from being ready, but it now has a more solid underpinning. Cloud Imperium has revealed that it has switched both Star Citizen and Squadron 42 from Crytek's CryEngine to...
09:31 pm -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Louis CK's app gives you direct access to his comedy shows
Louis CK helped prove that artists can make good income by selling videos directly to fans, but getting his comedy shows to your phone can be a bit of a headache if you're unfamiliar with the int...
08:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers dies at 61
It's sad when humanity loses pioneering astronauts who claim important firsts, but it's equally tragic when we lose those astronauts who quietly accomplished a lot both in orbit and on the g...
06:31 pm -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Firefox will support Windows XP and Vista until September 2017
Numerous web browsers have already stopped supporting Windows XP and Vista, but not Firefox. To this day, Mozilla's latest software can work with your decade-old PC. However, even that team has...
04:58 pm -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Fitbit drops its attempt to ban Jawbone device sales
For once, the he-said-she-said legal fight between Fitbit and Jawbone appears to be simmering down. Jawbone tells us in a statement (below) that Fitbit has dropped its US International Trade Commissi...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Honest Few turns your social media posts into money for books
With e-book libraries, Amazon Prime Reading and the plethora of online services available putting free publications in your various devices, it's a wonder that people still pay any money for book...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget 2016 was the year that Facebook tried to take over the world
Facebook had a busy 2016. It introduced chatbots to Messenger, repositioned Instagram as a Snapchat competitor and helped make virtual reality mainstream with Oculus. But as all of that was going on, ...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Epson's new scanner resurrected my childhood memories
My mother likes to post old scanned photos of me on Facebook. Baby me in a clown costume. Toddler me looking grumpy, having just woken up from a nap. My brother and me looking like tiny British royals...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget In 2016, emoji kept it
In addition to everything else that happened in tech this year, something small, cute and unassuming wormed its way into your smartphone, your social network and even your MacBook keyboard. While emoj...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the Huawei Mate 9
The most interesting thing about Huawei's latest flagship, the Mate 9, is actually invisible to the naked eye. Under the hood, the phone uses machine learning to anticipate which apps you're...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorHappy Holidays everybody! As 2016 winds to a close, we're spending its last two weeks looking at the best and worst in the world of technology. On this Christmas Eve, I give...
07:01 am -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Cyanogen pulls the plug on its services and OS next week
As most of us are paying attention to our long holiday weekend, Cyanogen Inc. has announced that "all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds" will be discontinued by December 31st. W...
07:01 am -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Cyanogen pulls the plug on its services and OS next week (updated)
As most of us are paying attention to our long holiday weekend, Cyanogen Inc. has announced that "all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds" will be discontinued by December 31st. W...
03:37 am -05 - Sat, December 24, 2016
Engadget Amazon's cargo jets cut shipping costs by carrying the light loads
If you got a speedy delivery on a last-minute gift at the height of holiday season, you might have Amazon's fleet of cargo planes to thank for pulling off a minor miracle. Although Amazon says th...
11:35 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget DirecTV spreads 4K around to more customers, businesses
If you're trying to get access to 4K video through DirecTV, now you don't have to pick up its most expensive TV packages for access. TVPredictions confirmed with AT&amp;T that almost all...
09:02 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes second glide flight
Two years ago, Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo tragically crashed during a test flight, killing one pilot and severely injuring the other. The company unveiled its successor back in February...
06:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget If you ask Alexa, Tim Curry will read you 'A Christmas Carol'
The Amazon Echo might be sold out everywhere this holiday season, but those who've picked one of the smart speakers up prior have a treat in store. From now through January 3rd, saying "Alex...
05:38 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Tesla hides two Easter Eggs in its latest software update
Tesla's latest firmware update comes with more than just bug fixes -- there are a pair of fun surprises just in time for the holidays hidden in there as well....
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Soon cops will search your phone just like your car
Imagine a routine traffic stop where the officer has the legal right to search not just your car, but your phone too.That's where we're likely headed after a Florida court recently denied Fi...
04:39 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen is starting a ride-hailing service in Rwanda
Volkswagen is trying to put its PR woes behind it. And to do so, it's looking to invest in Africa, the cradle of civilization, with a ride-hailing service and a production facility. The automaker...
04:09 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Australia fines Valve $2.2 million over its Steam refund policy
Australia's federal court has fined Valve AUD$3 million (USD$2.2 million) after ruling that the company breached consumer law when it didn't offer refunds between 2011 and 2014. This is the ...
03:38 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Both Sony and Microsoft are holding big holiday sales right now
It's just a few days until Christmas, and plenty of people will probably end up with an Xbox One or PS4 beneath the tree. Naturally, both Sony and Microsoft are offering a raft of game deals for ...
02:50 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Ho ho ho
The holidays are officially upon us, so in between all the last-minute shopping, and gift wrapping, and caroling, and egg nogging, and traveling, let's get down to some community news:Over the ho...
02:49 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget BitTorrent's live TV network streams to iPhones
BitTorrent's Live video streaming experiment is ready to go wherever you do. The peer-to-peer app is available right this instant on iOS, and, as you might expect it's 100 percent free. As w...
02:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget NASA's Martian tech is helping hospitals eliminate bedsores
Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, kill more people annually than nearly any form of cancer, with 500,000 cases per year in the United Kingdom alone. One problem doctors and nurses face in the f...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget The best lenses for iPhone photography
By Erin LodiThis 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, i...
01:34 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget How not to promote a video game sale
You don't need a degree in marketing to know promotional material that could offend and alienate potential customers is obviously a bad call. But it's a fact Indie Gala -- an online store se...
01:11 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Trump is prepared to start a nuclear arms race
Yesterday president-elect Donald Trump tweeted, "the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes."...
01:02 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget 'Pokemon Go' gives you more goodies for the holidays
One of the reasons why Pokemon Go was such a success is because it got people out and about during the summer. Now that winter is settling in and the snow is starting to fall, however, the developers ...
12:45 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget KFC's latest weird tech suggests an order based on your face
KFC is no stranger to getting funky in order to sell its chicken but this one is really out there. The company's Chinese division is partnering with Baidu to create a smart restaurant which will ...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget We know nothing about the future of sex robots
Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions of explicit sexual acts as well as material some readers may find triggering.Isaac Asimov famously created rules that would prevent robots fro...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Netflix never slowed down in 2016
Netflix stormed through 2016, starting with its unprecedented announcement of (nearly) worldwide availability. A slew of popular originals kept the momentum going and viewers happy, despite a midyear ...
11:10 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Facebook won't flag your friends on a map anymore
Facebook is making some significant changes to its Nearby Friends feature that lets you see where pals are, Techcrunch has noticed. Most significantly, it has eliminated the precise tracking feature t...
10:45 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Half of UK electricity now comes from nuclear and renewables
A record 50 percent of the UK's electricity was generated from renewables and other law carbon energy sources in the third quarter of 2016. That's up from 45.3 percent the year prior, a mile...
10:23 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Drone footage shows Tesla's Gigafactory taking shape
To deliver the Model 3 and its dream of an affordable, yet reliable electric car, Tesla needs the Gigafactory. The complex in Nevada will be used to produce batteries at an unprecedented scale, bestin...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 19: Simply the Best
In this week's episode guest host Devindra Hardawar is joined by managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Chris Velazco as they run through the biggest winners of 2016. While it might have ...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Model your home automation on Mark Zuckerberg's
Today on In Case You Missed It: It's our holiday episode and what better way to celebrate than with Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla, their baby and mop dog? The Zuck is taking people inside his home ...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget A star will graze our solar system in a million years
In just over a million years, Earth inhabitants will get a closer look at a star than they might want. Gliese 710 is currently a safe 64 light years away, but scientists discovered in 1999 that the su...
08:00 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Ebola vaccine proves 100 percent effective in Guinea trial
An Ebola vaccine has proven to be 100 percent effective during test trials in Guinea. The shot has yet to be approved by a regulator, but Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has already committed $5 million s...
07:05 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Cassini captures Titan's mysterious clouds on cam
It's business as usual for the Cassini spacecraft until it's time to say goodbye in September 2017, and some of the latest images it captured tell us more about Saturn's moons. The spac...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Friday December 23, 2016
Before you take off for the holiday, we're looking back at this year's best games and gadgets, and fearing the worst when it comes to next year's weather....
04:50 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Sweetgreen will stop accepting cash payments in 2017
Money makes the world go around, but it's not always necessary to have greenbacks in your pocket any more. Healthy fast food joint Sweetgreen has revealed that it's going to stop accepting c...
03:13 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget DARPA is giving war vets first access to LUKE bionic arms
DARPA's sophisticated LUKE bionic arm is ready for production, eight years after its development began and a couple of years after it was approved by the FDA. Before the bionic limb makes the tra...
01:31 am -05 - Fri, December 23, 2016
Engadget Elon Musk: Tesla's upgraded Autopilot could roll out next week
Elon Musk told a Model S owner in late November that the Enhanced Autopilot update should roll out sometime in mid-December. Now, the Tesla chief has confirmed the company's timeline on Twitter. ...
11:58 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Firefox's multi-process mode is coming to more users soon
Over the last few months, the developers of Firefox have been slowly rolling out technology that will bring the browser up to par with competitors when it comes to speed, security and reliability. Oth...
10:14 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Dino VR adventure 'Robinson: The Journey' stomps to Oculus soon
Virtual reality is the best (and safest) way to get up close and personal with dinosaurs. And next month folks with Oculus Rift headsets can do just that thanks to Robinson: The Journey's PlaySta...
09:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget US starts asking foreign travelers for their social media info
Foreigners visiting the US under the visa waiver program will find a new question asking for their social media info in the travel authorization they have to fill out. It reads "Please enter info...
08:07 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Tesla's Autopilot will now stick to the speed limit
Autopilot-enabled Teslas are about to become slightly more conservative drivers. The company's latest software update will match the top speed to the posted speed limit when the vehicle's Au...
07:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Russian hackers reportedly attack Ukrainian weapons, power grid
As the conflict in Eastern Ukraine escalates, two separate reports point to Russian hackers disrupting the power grid and weapons in the war-torn country. Outside of Kiev, between 100,000 and 200,000 ...
06:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: UE's Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker drops to $130
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...
05:53 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget The team behind 'That Dragon, Cancer' made a VR radio play
The folks behind the heartrending, award-winning autobiographical game That Dragon, Cancer are back with a new project. Don't worry though, because it sounds like the polar opposite of that tragi...
04:46 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget NBA's new second-screen app syncs with games on TV in real time
The NBA is rolling out a new fantasy sports app called InPlay, which will let fans have a second-screen experience during nationally televised games. It's a slightly different concept than servic...
04:14 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Steam's Winter Sale arrives with deals on 'Doom' and 'Watch Dogs 2'
Happy holidays from Valve: Steam's yearly fire sale is happening from now until January 2nd. So, you've got a few more days to snag a deal on Firewatch, Doom, Farming Simulator 17 and loads ...
03:44 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Uber is moving its self-driving cars from California to Arizona
Uber's self-driving vehicle tests on the streets of San Francisco ended earlier this week when the California DMV stepped in. The state revoked the registrations on Uber's self-driving cars ...
03:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget The best games of 2016
The year is nearly over, and I don't think I'm alone in saying that I'm ready to leave behind the dark, twisted fantasy that is 2016.No matter your political persuasion, social status o...
03:09 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Obama dismantles registry used to track Muslims and Arabs
The Obama administration is formally tearing apart a national registry which was used to keep tabs on visitors from countries with terrorist groups, the Department of Homeland Security announced today...
02:50 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Android Wear 2.0 will launch on a pair of flagship smartwatches
The market for smartwatches is drying up, but Google seems intent on shaking it up. We already knew that Android Wear 2.0 would arrive in early 2017, but Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang recent...
02:19 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Faraday Future could be out of business by February
Last we heard, Faraday Future was going through a rough patch in regards to building its manufacturing facility in Nevada. Now, it appears the electric vehicle company's troubles are worse than a...
02:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Congress claims Snowden has been in contact with Russian intelligence
Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who released a trove of confidential documents detailing the massive scope of US surveillance programs, has been accused by Congress of giving information to Russian...
02:03 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget A French town just installed the world's first 'solar road'
The tiny town of Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy, France no longer has to worry about how it will power its street lights. The Sun will handle that....
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' is available right now on the Apple Watch
Pok&eacute;mon Go has made its way to the Apple Watch, enabling trainers to receive notifications right on their wrists about nearby Pok&eacute;mon, Pok&eacute;Stops, eggs and medals. Play...
01:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget 'Magic Hour' is photography 101 in VR
Take it from people who take photos almost constantly: figuring out the finer points of manual photography can be tricky, especially for folks who rock that Auto mode all the time. That's why a n...
12:55 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Machine learning is helping researchers decipher bat speech
Egyptian fruit bats are widespread throughout Africa and often roost together in colonies of 1,000 or more individuals. With that many neighbors packed together, it's no wonder they're such ...
12:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Barnes & Noble's $50 Nook came pre-installed with spyware
Barnes &amp; Noble introduced the $50 Nook just in time for the holiday shopping season, but it failed to mention one crucial bit of software pre-installed on its 7-inch e-reader: malware. Specifi...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget The best gadgets of 2016
A year ago, virtual reality felt almost like a pipe dream. But during 2016, we saw the launches of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Daydream, a new mobile platform from Google. VR is here...
11:19 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Peek at the drawings used to design the original 'Zelda'
To quote one of my favorite video game characters: Greatness, from small beginnings. To celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary, Nintendo has released a handful of drawings that were use...
10:27 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget 'The Last Guardian' gets its own companion book
While 2016 hasn't been the best year for the world at large, it's certainly been a brilliant one for video games. As well as giving us excellent titles like Overwatch and Uncharted 4, 2016 h...
10:03 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Raspberry Pi releases an OS to breathe new life into old PCs
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an experimental version of its Linux-based Pixel OS for Windows and Mac PCs. The OS, originally designed to run only on the Raspberry Pi hobby board, comes wit...
09:42 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Apple gives app makers more time to switch to HTTPS connection
Earlier this year, Apple required all app developers to switch on App Transport Security by January 1st, 2017. The feature (introduced with iOS 9 back in 2015) would have boosted apps' security, ...
09:21 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Prepare for even more volatile weather in 2017
Ice isn't just great for keeping your drinks cool at parties, it also helps keep our planet cool by reflecting some of the sun's heat away. But thanks to our steadfast refusal to address cli...
09:01 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Canada sets aggressive targets for minimum broadband speeds
Canadian regulators have declared that all citizens should have access to high-speed internet, even in remote areas. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ruled th...
08:34 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Tesla's UK prices are about to go up by 5 percent
Tesla has sent out an email informing customers and anyone else that's registered interest in the company's EVs of an impending 5 percent price in the UK. From January 1st 2017, any custom o...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Classic 'RollerCoaster Tycoon' comes to iOS and Android
Atari has just released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, a "new" game for mobile based on the Atari-produced theme park sims. Classic takes its cues from the original RTC and RTC2, offering a m...
07:01 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Dior's frame-maker is developing mood-assessing smartglasses
The Italian company that makes frames for Dior, Fendi and Hugo Boss eyewear is working on something more high-tech than it's used to: a pair of smartglasses. According to Bloomberg, Safilo Group ...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday December 22, 2016
Good morning! If you need some last-minute gift ideas, don't worry -- we've got your back.Issues in the news include Uber ending its self-driving car tests in San Francisco, a Nokia vs. Appl...
05:02 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget PlayStation 4's YouTube app is slowly gaining PSVR support
We're over two months out from the PlayStation VR's launch and, well, new stuff is a bit sparse at this point. But hey, an update is rolling out that'll put 360 degree YouTube videos on...
03:45 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Peter Thiel's startup helps authorities track illegal immigrants
Data-mining and analytics firm Palantir, co-founded by Gawker-bankrupting tech billionaire Peter Thiel, remains a secretive purveyor of intelligence-gathering tools. While a May report revealed the co...
02:21 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Dutch scientists' artificial leaf can create medicine anywhere
Wouldn't it be great to have the ability to concoct medicine anywhere the sun shines, even if it's on another planet? A team of Dutch scientists from Eindhoven University of Technology have ...
12:27 am -05 - Thu, December 22, 2016
Engadget Japan axes its 'fast' nuclear reactor prototype
Japan's Monju reactor was supposed to be a more efficient alternative to conventional nuclear power. The "fast," sodium-cooled prototype plant would produce more plutonium than it ate ...
10:59 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget This is the world's smallest and happiest snowman
The holiday season gets bigger and more hectic every year -- and maybe you're looking for a smaller, more adorable way to celebrate. Here's one: the world's smallest snowman. This micro...
09:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Uber's self-driving tests in SF end after the DMV steps in
The self-driving Uber pilot in San Francisco has ended, now that the DMV revoked registrations for the vehicles. Last week, the company faced off with government officials both state and local in an a...
09:04 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Snap Inc. is expanding its presence in China
Snapchat is officially banned by the Chinese government, but its parent company Snap Inc. is looking to expand its presence in the country's tech and manufacturing hub of Shenzen. According to a ...
08:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Honda is in talks to use Alphabet's self-driving car tech
Mere days after Google spun out its self-driving car division as Waymo, the newly spawned Alphabet company is already in the midst of cutting big deals. Honda has revealed that it's entering talk...
07:23 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Hoaxy visualizes how fake news spreads across social media
We're at the point where the proliferation of fake news online has had extreme offline consequences. While Google has poured funds into battling misinformation and Facebook has asked its users to...
06:46 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Russia successfully tested a missile that could cripple US satellites
According to Pentagon officials, Russia has successfully completed tests of an anti-satellite missile that could be capable of crippling the US military communications and navigation network. The test...
06:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget FCC Republicans promise to limit net neutrality when 'possible'
If you're worried that the US government will stomp on net neutrality the moment Trump becomes President, your concerns are well-founded. The FCC's two Republican Commissioners, Ajit Pai and...
05:39 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Encrypted chat app Signal circumvents government censorship
Just days after Open Whisper Systems concluded the Egyptian government had blocked access to its encrypted messaging service, Signal, the company rolled out an update that circumvents large-scale cens...
05:13 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Disney is making mini TV series for Snapchat
As Snapchat (or, if you want to be technical, Snap Inc) gets ready for its upcoming IPO, the company has been expanding its scope. No longer just an ephemeral messaging app, Snapchat has grown into a ...
04:40 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Celebs ask Twitter to tackle a specific harassment case
Twitter has frequently been accused of waiting until harassment campaigns are big enough to make the news before it responds to them -- just ask Leslie Jones. And unfortunately, it looks like history ...
04:13 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' comic unavailable in Russia because of homophobic law
Overwatch's comic series, which attempts to add more backstory to the swathe of characters inside the team shooter, has just published its Christmas special. Alongside festive cheer, present-givi...
03:49 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Fitbit's Charge 2 helps keep your heart in the zone
We like Fitbit's Charge 2 fitness tracker, but there's no question that it has room for improvement -- in particular, it could do with better guidance when you're in the middle of some ...
03:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Taking a walk in Adidas' 3D-printed running shoes
It's hard to believe it was only last year when Adidas revealed its first 3D-printed shoe concept. But the German sportswear giant is moving fast with its Futurecraft project, a collection of inn...
03:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Uber turns your friends into destinations
Most of the time, setting a place as your ridesharing destination works just fine. But what if you just want to meet up with a particular person, wherever they happen to be? Uber thinks it can help: i...
02:46 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Second Life's creator is building a 'WordPress for social VR'
None of this is real. The rocks, the stars, the enormous transmitter standing upright like a needle. It's all a mixture of pixels presented by the Oculus Rift. As I stand on Mars, I urge my sense...
02:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Nokia sues Apple over a slew of patent infringements
Nokia announced today that it has sued Apple for patent infringement in Germany and the US. According to the suit, Apple did agree to a license to a few Nokia patents in 2011, but has declined offers ...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live adds a bunch of features for famous people
Mentions is the behind-the-scenes tool that public figures use to keep track of their brands on Facebook, and today it's getting three new features aimed at improving the Live video experience. N...
01:34 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Online RPG 'Asheron's Call' to shut down after 17 years
Well-done online role-playing games tend to have a long shelf life, but the Asheron's Call series has lasted longer than most. It got started way back in 1999, and has lasted through three publi...
01:06 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Microsoft updates Beam streaming to better compete with Twitch
Microsoft is getting its newly-acquired Beam livestreaming service ready for Xbox and Windows with a big new update rolling out today in beta. Beam's low-latency tech lets you rapidly interact wi...
12:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget France is the first to use drones for its national mail service
It's no longer surprising to see postal services experimenting with delivering mail using drones. However, France is kicking things up a notch: its national mail service will be the first to del...
12:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget USPS made an ornament that displays package tracking updates
Shipping presents to loved ones during the busy holiday months can be a stressful endeavor, but the US Postal Service is testing something new this year that puts a seasonal spin on the task. Official...
12:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget USPS made an ornament that displays package tracking updates (updated)
Shipping presents to loved ones during the busy holiday months can be a stressful endeavor, but the US Postal Service is testing something new this year that puts a seasonal spin on the task. Official...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget NASA dominated space and social media in 2016
"We all have a thirst for wonder," American astronomer Carl Sagan wrote in his sci-fi novel Contact. "It's a deeply human quality." And it's partly thanks to this "t...
11:32 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget 'Civilization VI' adds Poland to the fray
Civilization VI was rightly lauded as a return to form for Firaxis following the unfortunate diversion that was Beyond Earth. But, as you'd expect from the first iteration of a complex 4X strateg...
11:08 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Large-scale ad fraud ring is stealing millions of dollars a day
Security firm White Ops says it has discovered an ad fraud scheme raking in up to $3 million per day, making it the largest such operation ever. Called Methbot, because of drug references in the code,...
10:56 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget UK government is considering a drone pilot test
The UK government is considering a "knowledge or situational awareness test" for all British drone owners, similar to a driving theory examination. The proposed quiz could be voluntary, acco...
10:44 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Peter Thiel pushes for commercial space flight in Trump's NASA
Peter Thiel is using his position in Trump's transition team to make sure commercial space grows even further under the new administration. A few weeks ago, the President-Elect named the first me...
10:21 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Recharging your electric car could be as simple as parking
WiTricity, one of the leaders in contactless, wireless charging is working with General Motors. The new partnership will, you guessed it, involve wirelessly charging electric vehicles. WiTricity'...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Algoriddim squeezes its djay Pro app into the iPhone
For the past 10 years, DJ software maker Algoriddim has been steadily updating its djay app, adding fresh features as software and technology have improved. It started out in Apple's eco-system o...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Physicists just cracked a big anti-matter hurdle
Today on In Case You Missed It: CERN scientists announced they were able to measure anti-matter on the optical spectrum after a full 20 years of trying. This could not only help us understand the univ...
09:02 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Families of Pulse nightclub shooting sue Google, Facebook
Google, Facebook and Twitter are facing a lawsuit filed by the families of three victims killed by Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen in Orlando. The plaintiffs are accusing the tech titans of providi...
08:31 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget The Earth's core has a 'jet stream' of molten iron
You know jet streams as fast-flowing air currents in the atmosphere that can help predict temperature and help planes fly faster. According to data sent back by a trio of ESA satellites called Swarm, ...
07:43 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget EU court ruling could derail the UK's new surveillance law
The Investigatory Powers Act became the UK government's new digital surveillance law less than a month ago, but it appears it's already been deemed unfit for purpose. The EU Court of Justice...
07:35 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Watch ASUS' adorable robot butcher a Christmas classic
ASUS held an event in Taiwan today announcing the availability of its Zenbo robot. From January 1st, customers in the country will be able to pick up one for between $620 and $780, depending on config...
07:26 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' hits 40 million downloads in four days
Nintendo has released official download figures for its first (true) smartphone game. 40 million people have tapped their way through the free version of Super Mario Run in just four days. The full ga...
07:01 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Taiwan to get first dibs on ASUS' Zenbo home robot
At Computex, ASUS captured the hearts of many with its cute home robot, Zenbo, with Chairman Jonney Shih hinting at a retail launch before end of this year. Well, he's not too far off in the end....
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday December 21, 2016
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The end of the year is creeping closer, and our latest candidate for a 2016 look-back is Tesla. Beyond Elon Musk's big year, we're digging into CG actors...
05:23 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Sky broadband ads now show the speeds you'll actually get
Sky's got not one, not two, but three tidbits of broadband-related news to share today, just before knocking off for Christmas. The first is the launch of the "UK's lowest fibre broadba...
04:44 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Facebook simplifies Android SMS verification
Facebook has rolled out a new system aimed to make logins easier for its users and, by extension, its ad partners. The latest developer Account Kit SDK now includes instant verification, a two factor ...
03:04 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Apple Watch refurbs lower the cost of outfitting your wrist
You no longer have to wait for a sale to snag an Apple Watch at a more reasonable price. Apple has quietly started selling refurbished Series 1 and Series 2 models through its American online store, ...
01:33 am -05 - Wed, December 21, 2016
Engadget Twitter's search results are now sorted by relevance
Earlier this year, Twitter started moving away from the reverse chronological timeline and started prioritizing algorithmically "relevant" tweets in order to keep users more engaged. Startin...
11:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget FTC tells Verizon 'supercookie' partner to give you an exit
Verizon (aka our corporate overlords) may have settled with the FCC over its seemingly inescapable "supercookie" web tracking back in March, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The ...
09:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Crytek is closing studios and slow-paying employees again
Crytek, the developer behind the technically impressive CryEngine toolset, and most recently Robinson: The Journey, is laying off employees and closing studios. Workers' paychecks have reportedly...
09:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Crytek is closing studios and paying employees late again
Crytek, the developer behind the technically impressive CryEngine toolset, and most recently Robinson: The Journey, is laying off employees and closing studios. Workers' paychecks have reportedly...
08:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Sling TV accidentally reveals its set-top box for cord cutters
The Sling TV team has inadvertently spilled the beans on its previously leaked media hub for cord cutters. Zatz Not Funny discovered a briefly available landing website for the AirTV Player, and it�...
07:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget 'Emoji Movie' teaser sends an eggplant text to 2017
Listen: Nobody had high hopes for a movie based on language-abbreviating conversational images. In fact, it's probably against their broad-strokes ambiguity to give them life and personality in a...
07:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Walking Dead: A New Frontier,' 'Sense8'
The third season of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead series is here, with the first two epsidoes available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. While most TV shows drop off for a holiday break, we'll en...
06:58 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Apple's tiny, totally wireless AirPods get meticulously torn down
After having been delayed for months -- for reasons never publicly confirmed, no less -- Apple's AirPods are finally here. And really, what better to way to celebrate one of the most curious dela...
06:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Employee sues Google for 'illegal' confidentiality policies
The Information has reported that a Google employee brought a lawsuit against his employer, accusing the company for internal confidentiality policies that supposedly breach California labor laws. One...
06:05 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Obama uses 1953 law to block Arctic drilling under Trump
President Obama has blocked any attempts at drilling for oil off the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. This would "indefinitely" stop oil and natural gas extraction in the areas, according to a ...
05:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Two high-level Twitter execs leave the company
Something must be brewing over at Twitter, because two of its high-level executives have decided to leave the company. Chief technology officer Adam Messinger and VP of product Josh McFarland today tw...
05:05 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Facebook Live Audio elbows in on radio and podcasting
Facebook spent much of 2016 tricking out its Live video broadcasting feature, most recently opening it up to footage shot with 360-degree cameras. But it seems they've been busy bringing another ...
04:55 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Soylent partner cuts supply after shouldering blame for recall
Soylent supplier TerraVia really, really doesn't appreciate being blamed for making people sick. The nutrition company has suspended its ingredient supply out of a "high level of concern&qu...
04:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget 7-Eleven has already made 77 deliveries by drone
Sure, Amazon made its first drone delivery last week, but 7-Eleven already has it beat. Today, the convenience store company announced that it has already made a total of 77 deliveries by drone in the...
03:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Office 365's latest updates simplify accessibility options for everyone
At the company's big Surface event earlier this year, Microsoft made a point of highlighting many of the accessibility features baked into its hardware and software. This month, Redmond continued...
03:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Volkswagen reaches deal for remaining 80,000 Dieselgate vehicles
Even though it's been over a year since Volkswagen was caught lying in the Dieselgate scandal, it's finally going to be done paying for it. The company recently reached a deal with US regula...
03:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Twitter is helping to find a user who sent a seizure-inducing tweet
Lest we forget how horrible people can be, news broke last week that a Twitter user sent an auto-playing, seizure-inducing animation to Vanity Fair editor Kurt Eichenwald, who is epileptic. He saw the...
02:51 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget AT&T service prevents scam calls from reaching your phone
Yes, you can block phone numbers used for robocalls and tech support scams, but that usually means having to take at least one call (or running the right software) before you realize something's ...
02:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget LG's Mac-friendly 5K display is now on sale
Now might be a good time to splurge on add-ons for your new MacBook Pro. Apple has started selling LG's 27-inch UltraFine 5K display, making it just under the wire for that promised December rel...
02:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Apple extends its discounts on USB-C gear through March 31st
Apple has tacitly acknowledged that prospective MacBook Pro buyers remain skittish about having to buy dongles just to keep using their favorite peripherals. The company is extending its sale on USB-C...
01:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Prostate cancer laser treatment cures half of trial subjects
A new prostate cancer treatment that combines lasers and deep-sea bacteria could be "truly transformative," according to a team of researchers. A trial conducted with 415 men across Europe f...
01:24 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Apple is reportedly putting Mac development on the back burner
Apple only released one substantial update to its entire lineup of Mac computers in 2016, and what a controversial update it was. To many outsider observers, the last year made it feel like the Mac is...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review: Lots of features, not enough apps
It seems like everyone is talking about how the smartwatch market is collapsing, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from taking another stab at high-end wearables. Who could blame them, really? Last...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Prisma app improves photo quality and breaks out of the square
The app that uses algorithms to tweak your photos into artistic masterpieces, Prisma, spent the six months since it debuted in June applying its filters to videos and Facebook Live in early November. ...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Instagram Stories gets stickers and forced holiday cheer
It doesn't look like Instagram will stop lifting features from Snapchat anytime soon. Today it's the addition of stickers in Instagram Stories (a feature which itself was a direct Snapchat c...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Tesla's master plan was realized in 2016
Tesla started in 2006 as a niche electric sports car manufacturer. Its 2008 Roadster had an insane range of 244 miles and an equally bonkers price of more than $100,000. It was the first step in CEO E...
11:40 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Samsung TVs now play YouTube videos in HDR
If you have a recent Samsung TV and want more high dynamic range content without having to buy a game console, you're in luck. Samsung's 2016 quantum dot and 4K TVs are getting support for ...
11:20 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Uber admits its self-driving cars have trouble with bike lanes
After reports of Uber's self-driving cars running red lights and failing to stop for pedestrians during trips in San Francisco, the company has also admitted to issues with its autonomous vehicle...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget 'Dawn of Titans' shrinks an epic strategy game onto your phone
This year alone, 1.4 billion smartphones will be sold, giving more people have access to gaming devices than ever before. But with more than 1,000 new apps flooding the App Store every day, it's ...
10:38 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget LG's Full HD laser projector is bright enough for daytime use
LG has unveiled a compact laser projector that, depending on the price, could appeal to a lot of folks. The LG ProBeam features 1080p (Full HD) resolution and 2,000 lumens of brightness, making it a v...
10:19 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Vote for the winners of the first ever Steam Awards
Back in November, Valve asked you to nominate titles for the first ever Steam Awards -- now, the gaming titan also wants you to choose its winners. It sounds like the nomination phase was a success, s...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget 'Rogue One' is a milestone (and warning sign) for CG resurrection
Spoilers ahead for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.You probably didn't expect many surprises in Rogue One, the first Star Wars "side story" which details how, exactly, the Rebel Alliance a...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Hydroponics on a grand scale
Today on In Case You Missed It: Sundrop Farms in Australia produces tomatoes from using solar power and seawater, no soil, pesticides or groundwater involved. You can watch the video of the facility h...
08:58 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Honda's next-gen Clarity hydrogen cars land in California
Honda has delivered the first hydrogen-powered Clarity fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) to dealers in Torrance, California, home of the automaker's US campus. Approved buyers can take one home on a leas...
08:05 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Shake Shack's mobile app now takes orders across the US
You might have one more option to choose from if you don't feel like lining up for some fast food. Shake Shack has joined the growing list of food chains with mobile apps that give you a way to o...
07:30 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Egypt has blocked encrypted messaging app Signal
Egypt has blocked its residents from accessing encrypted messaging app Signal, according to the application's developer. Mada Masr, an Egypt-based media organization, reported yesterday that seve...
07:01 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget The Investigatory Powers Act explained
When Edward Snowden dragged digital surveillance into the spotlight a few years ago, many inconvenient truths were revealed about the UK government's snooping capabilities. But once the initial m...
06:28 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Facebook accused of misleading EU during WhatsApp takeover
The European Commission is accusing Facebook of providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission's investigation into its merger with WhatsApp back in 2014. It centers around t...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday December 20, 2016
It's Tuesday morning, and welcome to the beginning of our year-in-review series. As 2016 wraps up we'll be recapping the big winners and losers, starting with both virtual and augmented real...
04:54 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget 'Thumper' pulses its way to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets
Thumper, the trippy rhythm game with a pulsing electronic soundtrack (no, the other one) was one of the surprise hits of PlayStation VR's launch. And now it's headed elsewhere. That's r...
03:40 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Largest digital survey of the sky mapped billions of stars
An international team of astronomers have released two petabytes of data from the Pan-STARRS project that's also known as the "world's largest digital sky survey." Two petabytes of...
02:25 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Now the Xbox One Elite gamepad is even more customizable
Sure, the Xbox One Elite gamepad is tailored to however you want to use it. But if you'd rather have a controller that wasn't the standard black and grey, you'd have to opt for the hide...
01:05 am -05 - Tue, December 20, 2016
Engadget Cuba tries offering home internet access
It's all well and good that Google is offering faster access to its services in Cuba, but there's a glaring problem: most Cubans have to go out of their way to use them. Home internet acces...
11:55 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget 'Until Dawn' looked way different as a PlayStation 3 game
Until Dawn was my favorite game from last year. It had a rocky development history, though, starting as a first-person PlayStation 3 game that used the Move motion controller pretty extensively. And n...
10:40 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Google Home now plays nice with Sony speakers and Android TVs
Google Home already allows you to control any connected Chromecast devices with simple voice commands, but if the device is really going to compete with Amazon's Echo line, it's going to nee...
09:27 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Apple still has 'great desktops' on the way
If you've been following the Mac lineup in recent years, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Apple had largely given up on desktops. The current-generation iMac is over a year old, the Mac m...
08:31 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Spice up your Facebook timeline with colored backgrounds
Are you tired of that boring black and white text on Facebook? Do you long for the days of MySpace where you could throw caution to the wind and just paint your profile page neon green? Well, you can&...
07:28 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Nigerian man charged in hacking of 108 LA county employee emails
It might not quite rival last week's revelation that up to one billion Yahoo accounts had been hacked in 2013, but it'll be news to anybody who contacted local government officials in Los An...
06:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget The Nintendo Switch could be twice as powerful while docked
Just how powerful is Nintendo's next game console? We won't know for sure until January, but if the latest report from Eurogamer pans out, the answer could be kind of complicated. According ...
06:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget New York City now lets you pay for parking with your phone
New York City is making good on its promise to have smarter parking meters before 2016 is over. As of December 19th, the first ParkNYC-capable Muni-Meters are live in midtown Manhattan -- you can now ...
05:40 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Fake news could cost Facebook dearly in Germany
Fake news and hate speech are sadly unavoidable on social media, but that might change soon... in Germany, anyway. Late last week, Thomas Oppermann &mdash; chairman of the German Social Democratic...
05:10 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Physicists learn how to measure antimatter
As you might guess, measuring antimatter is rather tricky: it's destroyed the moment it comes into contact with regular matter, so conventional approaches just aren't going to cut it. Give ...
04:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget House committee calls for clear cellphone surveillance rules
Stingrays -- those cellphone surveillance devices preferred by law enforcement agencies -- definitely broke into the mainstream public consciousness this year. And while the word is out that law enfor...
04:17 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Twitter will livestream the Golden Globes' red carpet
Twitter will livestream the fluffiest part of the fluffiest awards show, namely the red carpet ceremony of the Golden Globes awards. The pre-show will provide, if you can believe it, two full hours of...
03:50 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget AirBnB reportedly working on a flight-booking feature
Bloomberg reports that short-term rental listing service, AirBnB is looking to get into airline reservation game as well. According to unnamed sources within the company, AirBnB's plans are still...
03:23 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg explains how he wrote his home AI
Ever since Mark Zuckerberg revealed his intention to create his own AI helper, some questions have loomed large: just how would he go about it? And can one man write an effective artificial intelligen...
02:49 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry creates a research hub for self-driving cars
Just because BlackBerry is done making its own smartphones doesn't mean it won't be a big name in consumer tech. The company has unveiled the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Ce...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget The world's smallest radio works through tiny diamond flaws
Researchers at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's tiniest radio receiver through an assembly of atomic-level defects inside pink diamonds. Th...
02:06 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Samsung's new 15-inch laptop weighs little more than a MacBook
Samsung's Notebook 9 really pushed the envelope on size while still offering solid performance in a no-nonsense package. Today, the company is updating those extremely light laptops: a new pair o...
01:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Samsung reportedly plans to use LG batteries in future phones
Samsung is determined to avoid another Galaxy Note 7-style disaster, and that may lead it to make strange bedfellows. Chosunilbo sources claim that Samsung is in serious talks with LG Chem about usin...
01:19 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget The best extension cords for your home and garage
By Mark SmirniotisThis 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...
12:55 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget 'Minecraft' for Apple TV arrives today
A big part of Mincraft's success is how the game is available on basically every platform you can think of. Today, that list got one longer: Minecraft is now available on the Apple TV. As usual, ...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget This was the year of VR, until AR stole it
This was supposed to be the year of virtual reality, but barely had 2016 started when Microsoft threw a spanner in the works with the announcement of HoloLens. Rather than taking us to a virtual world...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger adds group video chatting on iOS and Android
In case you haven't noticed, Facebook has spent a lot of time making video a priority this year, and its latest initiative involves the Messenger app. Today, Facebook is launching group video cha...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget 'Two Dots' now has a competitive mode where you can bet real money
Two Dots is a unique, beautiful and meditative puzzle game that exudes a level of polish rarely found in mobile games. So it was a bit of a surprise to see its developer, Dots, announce that it was pa...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget 'Two Dots' now has a competitive mode where you can play for real money
Two Dots is a unique, beautiful and meditative puzzle game that exudes a level of polish rarely found in mobile games. So it was a bit of a surprise to see its developer, Dots, announce that it was pa...
11:36 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Pinterest lowers its goal for female engineer hires
Pinterest aimed to make itself a role model for diversity in tech in 2016, but the year didn't quite work out that way... and the company is setting its sights lower as a result. The social site...
11:03 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget The first trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' is here
Finally, we get our first look at that Blade Runner sequel. Thirty years after the events of the first film, Ryan Gosling plays a new blade runner that's discovered a secret that could cause a wh...
10:24 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Black hole detection is becoming much easier
It's still relatively difficult to spot black holes (after all, they trap light), but it may be relatively commonplace in the near future. An international team of researchers has developed a det...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget 'Wolfenstein 3D' ported to Game Boy Color on turbocharged cart
Yes, that's a Game Boy Color cartridge sporting the Wolfenstein 3D logo. It's not just cosmetic, because a modder named Anders Granlund has built a playable version of the classic FPS for th...
09:30 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget The new Razer Blade Pro trades gimmicks for 4K gaming power
When Razer made its first laptop, it was a company best known for selling third-party gamepads and high-performance gaming mice. Premium gimmicks were the name of the game. The company routinely relea...
09:22 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget UK ministers to discuss safe driving modes with phone makers
While lawmakers are doing their part to reduce the number of drivers making calls and sending texts while behind the wheel, ministers believe phone companies also have a part to play. According to The...
09:15 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget 2016: The year in winners and losers
2016 was an interesting one, that's for sure. To celebrate its quickly approaching end, we're going to spend the next two weeks looking back at the most important story lines of the year -- ...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Hyundai wants to make exoskeletons cheaper
Exoskeletons are nothing new. You put one on and become a low-level Iron Man, able to lift items that would normally snap your spine. The drawback is they can be prohibitively expensive, but Hyundai t...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Hyundai tests a more economical autonomous car system
Our self-driving future will initially be extremely expensive. That's why GM and Ford are working on autonomous systems for ride-hailing ahead of selling cars to individuals. Meanwhile, Korean au...
08:10 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Ireland says EU overstepped authority over Apple tax bill
Ireland says the European Union overstepped its authority and misinterpreted the country's laws when it ordered the country to claim 13 billion euros ($13.59 billion) in allegedly unpaid taxes fr...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win a PowerUp FPV plane courtesy of Mobilefun.co.uk
We know the feeling: You wake up on Christmas morning to a lovingly wrapped selection of socks and scarves. You need these things, of course, but everyone likes to have a little fun around the holiday...
07:05 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Google shows off its sleeker self-driving Chrysler minivans
Waymo, Google's new autonomous vehicle division, has finally unveiled its latest model: a heavily modified Chrysler Pacifica. The hybrid minivan, which can go 30 miles in pure electric mode, was ...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Monday December 19, 2016
Over the weekend, Tesla's next EV rival went to the races, Metropolis got a remake, and we tried the Netflix for fine art. Dip in....
05:08 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Google's Keep note-taking app lets Chromebook users doodle
Google has added drawing tools to its widely-used note-taking Keep app on Chrome, giving Chromebook users an Android feature that has been around for a year. Spotted by 9 to 5 Google, it's only a...
03:28 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Fusion reactor endurance record hints at our energy future
Wondering why a fusion reactor isn't powering your home right now? There are numerous reasons, but one of the biggest is simply keeping the necessary super-hot plasma in an ideal state for energy...
01:33 am -05 - Mon, December 19, 2016
Engadget Transmitter tech opens the door to underwater radio
It's easy to take modern wireless communication for granted above ground, but it's useless in areas where the signals can't propagate, like underwater or in caves. DARPA might have a b...
11:02 pm -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget 'Street Fighter V' will publicly humiliate rage quitters
When Capcom said it was planning tougher penalties for rage quitters in Street Fighter V, it wasn't joking around. NeoGAF users have discovered that a briefly available PC test release of the ga...
09:26 pm -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget Apple formally challenges the EU's tax demands
Apple is about to fight the European Commission's claims that it must pay the &euro;13 billion in back taxes ($13.6 billion) it allegedly owes from its deal with Ireland. The American firm te...
08:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget Turkey blocks Tor's anonymity network
Turkey's President Erdogan and the ruling AKP party are increasingly bent on silencing online dissent, and that now affects you even if you're smart enough to evade typical censorship method...
06:27 pm -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget Watch Faraday Future's prototype race Bentley, Ferrari and Tesla
Faraday Future is going more than a little overboard with promo pieces for its production electric car ahead of its January unveiling, but its latest clip at least has some substance. The fledgling au...
04:58 pm -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget Data breach at LinkedIn's Lynda.com affects 55,000 accounts
Microsoft is getting a little bit more than it bargained for now that its acquisition of LinkedIn is official. LinkedIn's training site Lynda.com is notifying users of a database breach that incl...
03:33 pm -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget 'Mr. Robot' creator turns sci-fi legend 'Metropolis' into a series
Sam Esmail is apparently taking a very unusual strategy for his next big project beyond Mr. Robot: he's tackling one of the earliest sci-fi epics. Hollywood Reporter sources say that Esmail is c...
01:59 pm -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget Planet-eating star shows the Solar System's future
Some 300 light-years away, there's a star that's very similar to our own, and it shows that our sun could devour its planets that get a wee bit too close. A team of astronomers, who've ...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's essentials series: Wireless communications
Karen is really wired, and this time we don't just mean hyperactive. Ben, Karen and Felix get together to talk about the essentials of wireless technology. There are many different ways for elect...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget After Math: Come undone
It's been a hell of a week, folks. American intelligence confirmed that Russia conspired to hack of our election, Uber unleashed a pack of poorly trained autonomous automobiles upon the streets o...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget Apple's new solar-powered campus, and more in the week that was
As the founder of Tesla, Elon Musk is a proponent of clean technology and renewable energy. That's why it's so surprising that Donald Trump has selected Musk to serve as a strategic advisor ...
07:03 am -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget VW to pour $200 million more into an anti-pollution fund
Believe it or not, Volkswagen still isn't done paying for its diesel emissions scandal. Reuters understands that the car maker has agreed to pay over $200 million extra into a US Environmental P...
01:50 am -05 - Sun, December 18, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' marks the holidays with snowball fights
Destiny and Overwatch don't have a lock on over-the-top holiday gaming modes. Gears of War 4 just got a 99-cent Gearsmas Pack that adds some cheer to a mostly grim and dark game. The centerpiec...
11:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook is testing group voice calls on desktop
It looks like Facebook is considering the possibility of making group voice calling available on desktop. According to TechCrunch, the social network has given a small number of users access to the fe...
09:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget Comcast teams with Hollywood to make movies 'more immersive'
Who doesn't love having movies explained to them in real time? Comcast announced on Friday that is is collaborating with a number of major Hollywood studios including Paramount, Universal, Lionsg...
07:55 pm -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget Facebook test lets you hide upsetting ads
Targeted ads can be annoying, but they're much worse when they're insensitive to tragedies in your life. If you lose a child, seeing ads for children's products is understandably traum...
06:28 pm -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget Google Maps tells you if locations are wheelchair accessible
It's tough using internet maps when you have a wheelchair. If you don't use a third-party site like Wheelmap, you may have to scrutinize Street View looking for ramps and other signs that yo...
05:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget 'Vanity Fair' editor sues Twitter troll for giving him a seizure
Who knew trolls can use social media not just to dish out death threats but to cause someone actual physical harm? A Twitter user who went by the name @jew_goldstein very recently tweeted a GIF with r...
03:29 pm -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget Google's search-savvy keyboard comes to Android
Ever since Google introduced its Gboard keyboard on iOS, there's been one main question: when is it coming to Android? You can relax. The company has released Gboard for its own phone platform,...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget How I learned to love Electric Objects' digital art display
"The last thing I need is another screen in my apartment." That was my first thought when I heard about Electric Objects, a company that makes digital art displays. Between my 55-inch OLED T...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: How Russia hacked the US
The Perfect Weapon:How Russian CyberpowerInvaded the USEric Lipton, David E.Sanger and Scott Shane,The New York TimesWithin the last week, the CIA, Obama administration and FBI have all agreed that Ru...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget Six DIY gadgets that improve life in the developing world
By Cat DiStasioAround the world, inventors are coming up with amazing DIY gadgets perfectly suited for use in rural and off-grid areas. These gadgets translate into a huge improvement in quality of li...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Snap's Spectacles are being used to broadcast surgery
Today on In Case You Missed It: A surgeon who goes by the name virtualsurgeon on Snapchat used Spectacles to broadcast a hernia surgery. Meanwhile the Office of Naval Research demoed its prototype aut...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorChristmas is right around the corner, but Santa's not the only one dropping from the sky with presents this holiday season. Amazon's Prime Air officially began service ...
02:25 am -05 - Sat, December 17, 2016
Engadget Tesla's fix for Supercharger squatters is a $0.40 per minute fee
As the number of Tesla's on the road continues to increase, owners are running into a growing problem. While there are Superchargers located nationwide for them to plug in and quickly charge up, ...
11:25 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Google, Apple and Uber promise not to build a Muslim registry
After over a thousand Silicon Valley engineers pledged never to help build a Muslim registry, Buzzfeed News asked the tech giants themselves about their stance. Google, Apple and Uber told the publica...
10:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Uber will keep testing self-driving cars in SF without a permit
Uber just announced its self-driving cars are available on San Francisco streets, but they're already caught up in controversy. That's because California regulators insist it needs a permit ...
10:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Uber will keep testing self-driving cars in SF without a permit (updated)
Uber just announced its self-driving cars are available on San Francisco streets, but they're already caught up in controversy. That's because California regulators insist it needs a permit ...
09:10 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Rogers will launch IPTV in Canada with Comcast's X1 platform
Comcast has been very careful to call its X1 setup a "platform" and not simply a cable box, and now it's licensing the tech for use on an internet TV service. Canadian provider Rogers w...
07:28 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Woody Harrelson will livestream a movie into theaters next year
We've seen plays livestreamed to movie theaters and homes before, but what Woody Harrelson has planned for January 19th is a little different. His Lost in London Live movie will be streamed in mo...
06:26 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Fact-check Trump's next tweetstorm as it happens
President-elect Donald Trump is an active Twitter user and has over 17.4 million followers. Those are facts. The contents of his tweets usually aren't. Or they aren't whole truths. As a way ...
05:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget AT&T and Verizon defend their zero-rating policies to the FCC
AT&amp;T and Verizon have pointed words for the FCC. In early December, FCC chief of wireless telecommunication Jon Wilkins sent separate letters to AT&amp;T and Verizon warning that their zer...
04:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Vine will stick around as a camera app
Twitter's October announcement that it would be shutting down its popular Vine feature drew criticism from across the internet -- and apparently that collective outrage worked. The company publis...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget 2016's biggest privacy threat: Your phone
When it comes to handing malicious hackers' intimate details about our lives, right now Yahoo is leading the pack as one of the worst threats to privacy in recent history.Yet there's one thi...
03:40 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Sony's Xperia Ear is not the hands-free assistant I wanted
In theory, Sony's newest wearable sounds promising. The Xperia Ear is a single Bluetooth earbud that lets you dictate messages, get weather updates and smartphone notifications, and carry out oth...
03:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Honor Magic tucks Huawei's latest smarts into a slab of glass
Huawei is probably best known for its Leica-branded smartphones aimed at high-end users, but its e-commerce brand Honor has also been busy entertaining affordable markets with some surprisingly nice d...
02:58 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget FBI backs CIA claims that Russia hacked the election
FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have both reportedly agreed with the CIA's report that Russian agents hacked the November presidential election and di...
02:50 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Google Home's new actions include food, news and more
Amazon's Echo line already has a truckload of skills that tap into Alexa's ability to lend a hand with tasks, and the company adds new ones on a what seems like a weekly basis. This week, Go...
02:26 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Facebook's internet drone crash-landed because it was windy
Facebook celebrated the first full test flight of its solar-powered internet drone, Aquila, in July, but things didn't go as smoothly as they could have. The drone completed a 96-minute flight in...
02:02 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Amazon's new look for Fire TV is rolling out now
When Amazon started shipping its latest Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice controls built in, the company also mentioned that a refreshed look was on the way for its streaming devices. Well, Amazon tells ...
01:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Roadrunner, roadrunner
How is it already December 16th?! I haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet (so, Amazon gift cards for all!), and there's still New Years and CES approaching like a one-two-punch. It...
01:36 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget This virtual assistant looks like an anime girl trapped in a coffee pot
Gatebox AI is an unusual virtual assistant that involves a projected CGI character kind-of trapped in a jar -- with voice controls! The sales pitch is that this virtual assistant will give the sensati...
01:11 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Dwarf planet Ceres is 'oozing' with water
Scientists already knew via remote observations that Ceres, the dwarf planet (or humongous asteroid if you prefer), has plenty of water in it. The Dawn probe has now revealed that the asteroid is comp...
12:45 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget The best digital photo frames
By Amadou Diallo 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 pic...
12:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Lenovo is bringing Chrome OS to its Yoga Book next year
Lenovo already debuted Android and Windows versions of its Yoga Book and it's planning to add a Chrome OS option next year. Laptop Magazine reports that the third version of the hybrid gadget tha...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Gear VR gets social with Oculus Rooms and Parties
A few months ago at Oculus' annual developer conference, the company announced a couple of social VR features known simply as Parties and Rooms. Parties is basically built-in voice chat, while Ro...
11:31 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Stop pretending to be in Singapore on Instagram
If you were looking to juice your Instagram metrics, then changing your (digital) location as Singapore was a nifty shortcut. According to the Telegraph, the photo-sharing network's algorithm was...
11:04 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Samsung is working on a new Gear VR and AR tech
If you're waiting on Samsung to unveil a new version of its Gear VR headset, you might get your wish soon enough. At the Virtual Reality Summit in San Diego this week, Samsung vice president Sung...
10:38 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Plex will stop supporting Amazon Cloud Drive after December 31st
You won't be able to stream movies or songs on Plex straight from Amazon Cloud Drive the moment the year changes. Plex Cloud, the company's service that gives you a way to play media saved i...
10:19 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Most Firefox users are running Windows 7 on dated PCs
Mozilla is helping developers figure out if their game or app will run well for average and not just hardcore users. The Firefox Hardware Report, using data from its anonymized Telemetry app, shows wh...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 18: We Both Go Down Together
Managing Editor Dana Wollman and Senior Editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about the biggest tech stories of the week. First Dana and Devindra debate the value of Amazon&...
09:44 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Nintendo will take the Switch on a 'Preview Tour' next month
Nintendo's next console launches in March, and the company wants everyone to know about it. Following its showcase on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Mario maker has confirmed a global to...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Amazon made its first drone-powered delivery
Today on In Case You Missed It: Amazon has been testing drone deliveries for three years now, even having to move to the UK to keep it going once the FAA changed its UAV guidelines. The company releas...
09:13 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Apple will replace a lost AirPod for $69
Following a slightly delay, Apple's wireless AirPods are ready to order. They're small and sleek, but the lack of cords has put a nagging thought in the back of my mind: I am guaranteed to l...
08:55 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget MLB and Disney pick up 'League of Legends' streaming rights
BAMTech, the Major League Baseball- and Disney-owned streaming tech company, has signed a deal with Riot Games for the rights to League of Legends tournaments.According to The Wall Street Journal, the...
08:02 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget eHarmony is trying to play catch up with Tinder
These days, the term "dating app" is pretty much synonymous with Tinder. eHarmony wants to remind everyone that it's still around, though, and it's willing to make big changes to g...
06:58 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Mercedes-Benz's Croove is like Airbnb but for cars
Ever since we've used automobiles to get around, the idea has been to buy or part-own a car until it's served its purpose and then look for a new one. These days, less and less people are ch...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Friday December 16, 2016
Hey, it's Friday!The weekend is almost here. We have luxury EVs, a gaming laptop that's ready for VR, and Nintendo's patent sketches tell us all about its incoming Switch console....
04:45 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget 'Ok Google' now works in Android Auto
With its large icons and stripped back interface, Android Auto is a simpler, safer way to access music and maps in your car. It's also designed for voice, and finally Google has enabled "Oka...
02:58 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile giving AT&T customers a free year of DirecTV Now
T-Mobile is trying to counter AT&amp;T by offering AT&amp;T customers a year of its rival's own DirecTV Now streaming service if they switch to magenta. The offer has some flaws: You'...
01:03 am -05 - Fri, December 16, 2016
Engadget Nintendo sold 196,000 NES Classic Editions in November
The NES Classic Edition has become a tough gift to find during this holiday season. Cheers to those who've already located one (or two), but according to industry tracker NPD, Nintendo sold 196,0...
11:12 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Evernote will no longer change its privacy policy in January
Evernote's explanation failed to assuage users' fears that employees would be able to read their data come January 23rd. So, the company has decided not to implement its new Privacy Policy a...
11:10 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Hacker breaches the US agency that certifies voting machines
In the year of "rigged" election claims, security firm Recorded Future says it identified a Russian-speaking hacker attempting to sell accounts that have access to the US Election Assistance...
10:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Isaac Newton text is the most expensive science book sold
Science texts aren't normally top earners at auctions, but Christie's just proved that there are major exceptions to this rule. The auction house has sold a first edition of Isaac Newton�...
09:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget 'Battlezone' Classic Mode fulfills the promise of '80s VR
It's been 36 years since Atari released Battlezone and effectively created the first-person shooter in the process. The game's immersive periscope viewer and vector graphics influenced decad...
08:26 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget AOL's Alto email Dashboard adds Alexa and Slack integrations
Email, it's the granddaddy of messaging apps. That doesn't mean it doesn't need a little nudge into the teens... the tens... whatever we're calling this decade. AOL's Alto is ...
07:46 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Amazon plans to streamline shipping with an app for truckers
Uber may have already jumped into the logistics and trucking business with its purchase of Otto's self-driving truck platform, but as one of the biggest shippers in the country, Amazon can't...
07:08 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget BMW thinks holograms are the future of interfaces
You can count on BMW to introduce fascinating concepts, and many even make it into production, such as its ConnectedDrive personal assistant app. Others, like the motorcycle that balances itself so we...
06:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget GM starts testing self-driving Bolts on Michigan roads
GM isn't wasting much time now that Michigan has cleared some of the legal hurdles to testing self-driving cars in the state. Effective "immediately," the car giant will start testing ...
05:53 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget BlackBerry phones live on thanks to a deal with TCL
BlackBerry's days of making its own smartphones are over, and that means it's time to hand the responsibilities over to someone else. The Canadian company has reached a "long-term"...
05:19 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Verizon will disable the Galaxy Note 7 on January 5th
If you were hoping that Verizon's decision against disabling the Galaxy Note 7 would give you a long while to use the ill-fated smartphone, you're in for some disappointment. The carrier ha...
04:57 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Nintendo Switch patent filing hints at potential for VR
Nintendo might have some big surprises in store when it sheds more light on the Switch game console in January. NeoGAF forum member R&ouml;sti has noticed a slew of just-published patent applicati...
04:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Elac B6 bookshelf speakers drop to $230
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...
04:17 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Obama administration says Putin orchestrated US election hacks
Russian president Vladimir Putin personally oversaw the cyber attacks on the United States' political infrastructure this year, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said today in a press conf...
03:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Twitter won't share tweets with law enforcement data hubs
Twitter is still determined to avoid facilitating mass surveillance by spies and law enforcement. The company has told Dataminr, a firm it partly owns, to stop sharing tweets with the 77 law enforcem...
03:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget President Obama signs nationwide ticket-bot ban into law
New York already passed legislation banning the use of ticket buying bots, but President Obama has just made the ban a nationwide law. Today, the president signed the "Better Online Ticket Sales ...
03:17 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Plex brings its streaming app to Kodi media centers
If you run your own media server, you've likely weighed up the pros and cons of Kodi and Plex. Normally, you'd run one or the other, but some enterprising developers have fused the two, crea...
02:52 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget President Obama signs the Consumer Review Fairness Act into law
President Obama signed a number of bills into law on Thursday, most notably H.R. 5111, the "Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016". The legislation, which passed both houses of congress at th...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget The mysterious existential dread of Krillbite's 'Mosaic'
Adrian Husby and Martin Kvale have been working together since 2011, when they were finishing up their bachelor degrees in Norway. That's when they began conceptualizing Among the Sleep, a surrea...
02:11 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Xbox One update boosts download speeds up to 80 percent
A big part of current-gen gaming we just have to live with is spending time we could be playing waiting for things to download. Microsoft is looking to ease that burden with an update to Xbox One. Wit...
01:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Riding inside the Lucid Air luxury EV
Exposed wires and metal beams are typically not what you want to see in a car. But as a Lucid engineer punched the accelerator (only Lucid employees are allowed behind the wheel), the preproduction Ai...
01:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Facebook is using third-party fact-checkers to fight fake news
Last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg previewed a number of steps the social network would take to combat fake news. Today, the company provided an update on the initiative which starts by making i...
01:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Twitter built and cancelled a messaging app
For years, it's been rumored that Twitter is working on a standalone messaging app. Direct Messages, or DMs, are certainly popular with some of the service's most dedicated users. According ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Twitch takes on YouTube and Facebook Live with 'IRL'
Twitch wants vloggers to leave YouTube and Facebook Live behind. The Amazon-owned video streaming site is launching a new "IRL" section that will allow allow streamers to share their experie...
12:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' is now available
Finally, there's a Mario game on smartphones. As promised, Nintendo has released Super Mario Run today, giving iPhone and iPad users a new way to run, leap and spin through the Mushroom Kingdom. ...
12:34 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Evernote defends access to your notes in its new privacy policy
Evernote raised hackles when it revealed a new privacy policy that would let it read your notes in certain circumstances, but it's not backing down. In a defense of the upcoming rules, Evernote&#...
12:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Use Google Home's voice controls to play Netflix
Google wants its Home speaker and virtual assistant to make you forget about Alexa. To do so, the device will need to add a bunch of new features to catch up to Amazon's gadget. Just in time for ...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Instagram hits 600 million users as its growth speeds up
Instagram's growth isn't slowing down just because it reached the half-billion user mark... if anything, it's gathering steam. The image-centric social network reports that it now has ...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger gets a new camera with special effects
Facebook definitely isn't depending solely on Instagram to take on Snapchat. It's introducing an upgraded camera in Facebook Messenger that promises to not only be simpler, but help you spr...
11:22 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget 1Password update for iOS intros native Apple Watch app
1Password has released a massive update for iOS that makes it easy to sign up for a new account and to sync across devices regardless of their operating systems. For Apple Watch owners, though, it off...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget ASUS' ROG Strix GL502VS is a mid-range (and VR-ready) gaming laptop
The idea of a "gaming laptop" usually brings to mind one of two images: an oversize laptop with enough power to rival a desktop machine, or a shockingly thin (and expensive) notebook that pu...
10:31 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Sony's new high-end wireless PS4 headset coming on January 17
Sony has unveiled the Platinum Wireless Headset aimed at PS4, Playstation VR, and mobile users. The model has hidden noise cancelling microphones and, like the Gold model, supports 7.1 virtual surroun...
10:10 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Facebook Messenger test hints at a bigger role for AI
Facebook wants its M chat assistant to be useful for much more than shopping and travel recommendations. It's testing an M suggestions feature that has the artificial intelligence offer actions d...
09:51 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget US Navy's drone 'swarmboats' show off pack tactics
While the US Navy's new state-of-the-art USS Zumwalt destroyer struggles to remain functional, the service branch's R&amp;D department has been busy investigating cutting-edge tech at a ...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Hairy robots are better than smooth
Today on In Case You Missed It: Roboticists from China created an artificial skin for robots that simulate hair with glass-shrouded microwires. A gripper hand with the 'hair' on it's sk...
09:19 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget FCC chairman Tom Wheeler will step down next month
Next month, net neutrality will lose one of its stronger advocates -- FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has just announced his plans to step down on January 20th, 2017. Not coincidentally, that's the same...
09:04 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget US' new stealth destroyer may finally have affordable ammo
To put it mildly, the US screwed up when it decided to carry on with its Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers when they depended on smart ammo the Navy couldn't afford. However, it might have a cleve...
08:33 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget 21st Century Fox is buying UK's Sky in $14.6 billion deal
Following talks last week, 21st Century Fox has agreed to buy Sky, the UK's largest pay-TV network, for &pound;11.7 billion ($14.6 billion). The UK-based pay-TV broadcaster and broadband prov...
08:03 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Re-live the first surgery recorded via Snapchat Spectacles
UK-based teaching surgeon Dr. Shafi Ahmed -- the man who previously brought you surgery livestreamed in VR -- has repeated a similar feat in a slightly smaller format. After hearing about Snapchat Spe...
07:15 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Uber's Beacon is a colorful light to guide you to the right ride
While ride-hailing companies have made it easier than ever to identify your driver and the car they're driving, there's often room for mix-ups, especially when it's dark. In an attempt ...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday December 15, 2016
Welcome to the Morning After!This Thursday morning you'll be reading about Yahoo's huge data breach, Amazon's first drone delivery (in time for the holidays!) and the not-so-whimsical j...
05:04 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Watch NASA's third attempt at launching CYGNSS to space
NASA had to scrub its second attempt to launch eight weather microsatellites to space yet again. Its new target launch date? Today, December 15th, at 8:26AM Eastern time. The agency's Cyclone Glo...
04:35 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget The best Christmas jumpers for UK techies
Christmas is coming, and that means you need to get yourself a terrifically tacky knitted jumper. Sure, you can head down to shops and grab yourself a generic wooly warmer, but there are lots of optio...
04:08 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Just Eat devours takeaway rival Hungryhouse for 200 million
Just Eat, ravenous for global expansion, has bought rivals Hungryhouse and SkipTheDishes for &pound;266 million. The two acquisitions will help the company to consolidate its position as one of th...
03:54 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget 'Modern Warfare Remastered' adds female soldiers, microtransactions
If you thought that Modern Warfare Remastered would've been forgotten immediately after it was released, think again. The game's latest free update brings seven classic maps into the fold (B...
03:35 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget IFTTT makes Amazon's Echo the center of UK smart homes
Now that the Amazon Echo is available in the UK, lots of brands and services have been working on introducing their own Alexa Skills. Owners can ask the intelligent digital assistant for news updates,...
02:32 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Prescription lenses for Snapchat's Spectacles just got cheaper
While Snapchat's Spectacles are pretty neat, they're not ideal for those who need prescription lenses. A couple weeks ago, however, Rochester Optical announced that it would offer corrective...
01:01 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget Apple will pay out $2 million to California retail employees
A long-running class action lawsuit between Apple and employees of its retail stores in California came to a quick conclusion today. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2011 by four former employees b...
12:31 am -05 - Thu, December 15, 2016
Engadget 'Dishonored 2' has a good reason to play its New Game Plus mode
If, like me, you're already deep into the intricate world of Dishonored 2, be prepared to keep playing for a while. Bethesda just revealed that the title's first free update will include a &...
11:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Fitbit will keep Pebble's services running through 2017
Fitbit might no longer sell Pebble's devices, but it won't brick the smartwatches the smaller company already sold. In a blog post today, Pebble developer Jon Barlow has assured fans that Fi...
09:39 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget '1979 Revolution' lands on Android
1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a powerful adventure game about a photojournalist, Reza, who gets tangled up in the movement to overthrow the Shah of Iran around 1979. And now, the complete game is o...
08:49 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Twitter wasn't at Trump's tech summit because it's 'too small'
President-elect Donald Trump held a summit today with leaders from the tech industry, but there was a key omission: Twitter. Reuters reports the meeting included Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla and Space...
08:07 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget California tells Uber to get a permit for its self-driving cars
You know how Uber was certain that its San Francisco self-driving car test was legal, and didn't need a permit? It might want to rethink that assessment. California's Department of Motor Veh...
07:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Florida court rules police can demand your phone's passcode
A Florida man arrested for third-degree voyeurism using his iPhone 5 initially gave police verbal consent to search the smartphone, but later rescinded permission before divulging his 4-digit passcode...
07:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget NBC News: US intelligence has info tying Putin to election hacking
Months after US intelligence officials said top Russian officials were involved with hacking the Democratic National Committee and other political groups, a new report claims president Vladimir Putin ...
06:10 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget JRPG classic 'Lost Odyssey' is currently free on Xbox One
Here's an easy holiday gift for all the Xbox One owners itching to relive the nostalgic days of classic Xbox 360 titles: From now until December 31st, digital copies of Hironobu Sakaguchi and Mis...
05:44 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Black Lives Matter site faced over 100 attacks in half a year
When you launch protests in the modern era, you don't just have to worry about aggressive responses on the streets... you have to worry about your online presence, too. Deflect Labs has determine...
05:16 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Yahoo confirms new security breach affecting over one billion accounts
Yahoo just revealed that in August 2013, someone stole data linked to more than one billion accounts. Back in September, the company announced a 2014 security breach affecting some 500 million users, ...
04:59 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Study: 'Pokemon Go' boosts physical activity, but not for long
It was obvious when the need to catch 'em all first hit smartphones all over the world, more people were getting out of the house more to hit Gyms and Pok&eacute;stops. According to a recent ...
04:59 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Study: 'Pokmon Go' boosts physical activity, but not for long
It was obvious when the need to catch 'em all first hit smartphones all over the world, more people were getting out of the house more to hit Gyms and Pok&eacute;stops. According to a recent ...
04:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Steam now has full support for the PS4 controller
Valve tried to radically redesign the gaming controller with its own Steam controller, but for a lot of players it never quite caught on. Fortunately, Steam is a very flexible OS and it's pretty ...
04:04 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Lucid Motors unveils its 400-mile range luxury EV
After a few sneak peeks during the LA auto show, Lucid has finally ripped the camouflage off its luxury electric sedan: the $100,000-plus Air. The luxury vehicle is taking aim not only at Tesla's...
03:46 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Apple TV universal search now supports Apple Music, TBS and more
As Apple continues to improve the one-stop streaming experience of Apple TV and its standalone TV app, the much-hyped universal search has finally added enough partners to make it a robust and useful ...
03:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Ashley Madison settles charges over its massive data breach
Ashley Madison is paying the price for the hack that exposed the info of 36 million customers, and we don't just mean through executive departures. The owners of the cheat-on-your-spouse site, Ru...
02:59 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Amazon Echo comes to every room in Wynn's Las Vegas hotel
Since launching it in 2015, Amazon has been improving its voice-controlled home assistant Echo, from adding thousands of recipe walkthroughs to releasing its hockey puck-sized sibling, the Dot. But so...
02:37 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Alexa orders delivery from Pizza Hut on Amazon devices
Pizza Hut recently debuted a chatbot to help you with a delivery order, but the restaurant chain is putting Amazon's virtual assistant to work for the same task. Alexa's newest skill include...
02:09 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Facebook considers video push with scripted shows and sports
Facebook's video push has been well documented, but the effort has primarily relied on content produced by others thus far. Now the company says it's in talks with television studios and oth...
01:43 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Google's 2016 was defined by 'Pokmon Go,' Olympics and Trump
Google's Year in Search summaries have a knack for capturing the cultural zeitgeist, and that's truer than ever in 2016. The company has published its top search trends for the year, and it ...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Candy Mechanics turns heads into 3D chocolate lollipops
The holidays are a time to forget about your fitness goals and indulge. And what better to stuff your face with than, well, your face? Candy Mechanics is in the business of personalised chocolate, but...
01:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Dolby Atmos audio is coming to the Xbox One and Windows 10 next year
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Dolby Atmos surround sound support was coming to the Xbox One -- but only for Blu-ray playback, and only for those enrolled in the console's preview pr...
12:56 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Evernote's new privacy rules may let its employees read your notes
Evernote set off a minor fracas on Twitter Tuesday when it announced an upcoming change to its privacy policy that would enable company employees to "exercise oversight of machine learning techno...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will give Skype chatbots a voice next year
Not content with just stuffing Cortana into your home appliances, Microsoft now wants you to have real conversations with needy Skype bots. In a bid to make those awkward chatbot encounters feel more ...
12:04 pm -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Trump adds CEOs of Tesla, Uber to his presidential policy forum
US President-elect Donald Trump has been crafting a Strategic and Policy Forum to ask business leaders for advice on economic decisions, but it has mostly drawn from conventional corporate heavyweight...
11:44 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget NASA to test a tiny parachute for spacecraft re-entry in 2017
When JAXA's Kounotori (white stork) 6 left for the ISS, it was carrying a small parachute called "Exo-Brake" with it. Exo-Brake was designed to give small satellites and payloads a way ...
11:23 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget LG targets media pros and gamers with 4K HDR display
With an onslaught of products coming at CES 2017 in January, LG has decided to pre-announce its latest 4K HDR monitor. The 32-inch, IPS panel-equipped 32UD99 supports the HDR10 standard that delivers ...
11:02 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Apple's iOS support app is now live in the US
After quietly launching in the Netherlands last month, Apple's standalone support app is now finally available in the US. Serving as iOS users' one-stop-shop for Apple product problem solvin...
10:44 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Cortana bot can schedule meetings on your behalf
Microsoft is trying to turn Cortana into the digital assistant of your dreams with a new AI bot called Calendar.help. The beta service requires an invitation, but once signed up, you link it to your O...
10:25 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Instagram now lets you bookmark photos and videos
For some, Instagram is a place to see what your friends and family have been up to. For others, it's an app for marvelling at beautiful food, furniture and places captured by skilled photographer...
10:12 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Chrome for Android now includes WebVR API support
Way back in 2014, Google announced it would start supporting virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard natively within Chrome via the WebVR platform. After a few updates and a big...
09:49 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Uber brings its self-driving cars to San Francisco
Uber's self-driving cars are now roaming beyond the streets of Pittsburgh. The ridesharing firm has started deploying autonomous vehicles in downtown San Francisco, giving UberX passengers a (sma...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: One day, devices will charge when they're pushed
Today on In Case You Missed It: Michigan State University engineers built a handful of devices that have one thing in common: They all charge when they're pressed on or otherwise pushed because ...
09:14 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Amazon completes its first drone-powered delivery
It's already been three years since Amazon first revealed its somewhat audacious plan to make deliveries by drone. But the company is quite serious about this, and today it is announcing that it ...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget You can now livestream directly from Twitter's mobile apps
The line between Twitter and its livestreaming service, Periscope, is beginning to fade. Starting today, anyone can broadcast by hitting the compose tweet button inside Twitter's iOS and Android ...
08:25 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget This is how carbon dioxide moves around the world
NASA likes studying and illustrating the effects carbon dioxide has on our planet. It's kind of a hobby for the organization. And now the aeronautics association has a new model for how greenhous...
07:20 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Book your next workout right from a Google search
Google's been transforming Search for a bit, making it easier to find TV listings, restaurant menus and plan a vacation. Next up the internet juggernaut is making it easier to book a sweat sessio...
06:15 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Amazon spins out Prime Video and launches it globally
For years, Amazon has used its video streaming service as a carrot to get customers to sign up to its annual Prime subscription. It meant that viewers who didn't live in one of Amazon's supp...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday December 14, 2016
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We're halfway through the week, and you're right -- something is missing on your Mac. Also, Apple's AirPods are on sale and it's time to meet W...
05:50 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Amazon Echo competitor will launch next year
Microsoft is partnering with audio company Harman Kardon to launch a speaker with its Cortana personal assistant built in. Described as "a voice-activated speaker," a short teaser video show...
05:40 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Now TV Smart Box review: A scrappy blend of on-demand and live TV
Now TV is pivotal to Sky's future success. More people than ever before are eschewing big, expensive TV packages for lighter, on-demand alternatives such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. For th...
04:44 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Netgear admits its routers are vulnerable to remote attacks
Several Netgear routers, including some of most popular models on Amazon, have been vulnerable to remote attacks for months. According to Wired, a security researcher named Andrew Rollins discovered t...
03:35 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget How to save a few pounds buying Christmas gifts online
Before purchasing anything online, it's worth checking to see if you can knock a few pounds off the final price. It all adds up and you'll be amazed at how much you could actually slash from...
03:30 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget UK apps and websites that'll save you time this Christmas
With so much to do around Christmas time, any app or website that can save you time and help you plough through that 'to do' list is always welcomed. Fancy outsourcing some of those projects...
03:03 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Apple pulls down Watch update that bricked Series 2 devices
You can no longer download the latest update for Apple Watch, and that could be a good thing if you have a Series 2 device. Cupertino has pulled down watchOS 3.1.1 after it bricked several Series 2 wa...
01:38 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Recording industry writes Trump on the eve of tech CEO visit
According to multiple reports, on Wednesday a number of high-profile tech execs will visit President-elect Donald Trump. The list includes Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg, Jeff...
12:51 am -05 - Wed, December 14, 2016
Engadget Slack now has built-in video calling
Slack's quest to become a do-it-all chat app continues. The company is trotting out video calling support in the Mac, Windows and Chrome versions of its client, making it easy to see a coworker ...
11:59 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Wall Street wants algorithms that trade based on Trump's tweets
President elect Donald Trump's ability to move the stock market with a tweet became readily apparent yesterday after an early morning tweet about Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet program c...
10:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget 'Overwatch' unleashes Winter Wonderland event
The latest themed event for Overwatch is here, as "Winter Wonderland" has settled in for its run through January 2nd. Players of Blizzard's team-based shooter are getting an update on t...
10:08 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Tesla is working on a fix for jerks parking at Superchargers
What's a Tesla owner to do when they roll up to a Supercharger station and every terminal is occupied by a fully-charged car? That's a question CEO Elon Musk needs to find an answer to. He r...
09:11 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Imgur adds chat so you never have to leave the meme factory
A long-awaited feature has finally made it into the mobile versions of content discovery site/meme emporium Imgur. In a blog post today, the Imgur team announced that chat, messaging and notifications...
08:17 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Google Drive creates a shortcut for iOS to Android migrations
If you're switching from iOS to Android, Google Drive might be able to help you out: its latest feature gives it the powers to back up your calendar events, contacts, photos and videos. It probab...
07:43 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' is live in India and South Asia
Pok&eacute;mon Go has expanded to a new region about once a month, launching in Southeast Asia and Oceania back in August, parts of the Balkans and Central Asia in September and some of the Middle...
07:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Oppo's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player is a tribute to physical media
Add one more Ultra HD Blu-ray player to the list, now that Oppo is ready to release its UDP-203. While the $550 deck doesn't include any 4K streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon or Vudu, it's ...
06:55 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Tech workers unite against a potential US Muslim registry
Employees from large organizations across the technology industry have pledged to never help build a government database targeting individuals by race, religion or national origin, in response to extr...
06:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Nokia returns with a dumb phone from its new owner
It looks like we won't have to mourn the demise of the Nokia brand for much longer. HMD Global, the new owners of the Nokia name, unveiled their first device today: the Nokia 150. But don't ...
06:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Scientists copy climate change data in fear of a Trump crackdown
Donald Trump's incoming presidency won't be kind to climate change science, and that's making both scientists and government divisions nervous -- to the point where they're taking ...
05:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Google begins releasing its secret FBI subpoenas
Back in October, Google stated that the FBI lifted a gag order, allowing them to officially disclose they'd been served one National Security Letter (NSL), a type of secret subpoena, by the FBI. ...
05:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Obama signs bill to fund 'Moonshot' research to cure cancer
Several months after President Obama laid out his plans to cure cancer in his last State of the Union address, he is signing legislation to do just that. Known as the 21st Century Cures Act, the bill ...
05:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook's standalone Events app arrives on Android at last
It's taken a bit more than two months, but Facebook has finally brought its standalone Events app to Android. Having debuted in October this year, Events lets you stalk see happenings that your f...
04:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Canada-led effort would require more locally-made digital media
If the Canadian government has its way, you could see a lot more locally-produced material from your favorite online media services -- at least, outside of the US. It's leading a campaign that wo...
04:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget 'Orcs Must Die' developers are plotting to enter eSports
Competitive online games are a rapidly growing industry, driven by the explosive popularity of eSports. Titles like League of Legends, Dota 2, Call of Duty and Overwatch dominate the professional gami...
04:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Facebook debuts a 'parent portal' to stop online harassment
Even ignoring the past few months' deluge of fake news or its ongoing inability to enforce its own community guidelines, Facebook has long had a problem with harassment, trolling and other unscru...
03:46 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Photoshop is ready to put your MacBook Pro Touch Bar to work
When Apple replaced the physical function keys on the new MacBook Pro with a swipe-friendly Touch Bar, the company touted its ability to make edits with apps like Final Cut Pro and Photoshop a breeze....
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget With live 360 video Facebook should focus on cameras not content
360 cameras exist. YouTube already supports livestreaming in the immersive format. Yesterday Facebook finally opened up its popular Live service to the 360 videos too. But not for everyone. Right now ...
03:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Apple is dropping its battery life estimate on Macs
You probably don't trust your laptop's battery life estimates, and that's especially true if you happen to own the latest MacBook Pro. It's supposed to last for up to 10 hours, bu...
02:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget There's Shazam in my Snapchat
Abracadabra! And just like that, there's Shazam in your Snapchat....
02:24 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Logitech's Circle camera can better distinguish people from pets
The ability to determine the difference between an actual person and a pet or other wildlife can be an issue for some connected security cameras. With an update to its Circle camera, Logitech improves...
02:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe steps down, will lead PC VR group
Brendan Iribe has been the CEO of Oculus VR since its inception in 2012, working with founder Palmer Luckey to essentially bring virtual reality into the mainstream. In a blog post today, though, Irib...
02:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget 'Yooka-Laylee' won't come to the Wii U
Playtonic has announced today that its debut game Yooka-Laylee will no longer be coming to Wii U. Citing "technical difficulties" the studio says it will now release the anticipated platform...
01:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Tinder's Apple TV app gives you another way to swipe right
If you've ever thought that you'd rather browse Tinder profiles on your TV screen rather than swiping on your phone, you're in luck. The company now has an Apple TV app that will allow ...
01:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Someone Google Translated 'Final Fantasy'
As much as we love them, Japanese role-playing games can be baffling at the best of times. Yet thanks to some clever localization, teams of writers and translators around the globe have managed to mak...
12:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Google spins out its self-driving car division
Google isn't wasting much time validating rumors that it's shaking up its self-driving car efforts. The internet giant is spinning out its self-driving project as a new company, Waymo, with...
12:51 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget 'Drive!Drive!Drive!' is the most fun you can have on 16 wheels
I'm not sure when I fell out of love with driving games. Sure, I'll still play Mario Kart multiplayer when the occasion calls for it, but somewhere between the various Gran Turismo, Forza an...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Chevy delivers its first Bolt EVs in Tesla's backyard
The high-range, reasonably priced Bolt EV is finally here. Introduced at CES 2016, the car's delivery to a dealership in Fremont, California is the completion of an aggressive roadmap for the aut...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Google makes it easier to get Internet of Things devices online
It's relatively easy to build your own Internet of Things hardware, but the software is another story. How do you connect it to cloud services, push updates or just write code? Google might help....
11:41 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Watch Twitter's CEO interview Edward Snowden at 12PM ET
The world's most famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden, will be interviewed by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in less than an hour. Those of you who are interested in watching can do so live via the Pard...
11:20 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget BBC and ITV launch 'BritBox' streaming service in the US
The two major broadcast networks in the UK are jointly launching a streaming service under the name BritBox. The BBC and ITV are backing a Netflix-esque service that'll showcase the best of the t...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an iPhone 7 courtesy of Mint!
The holidays are usually pretty tough on your wallet and there's enough distraction that bills may go unpaid past their due date. Smart money and account management apps like Intuit's Mint a...
10:55 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Teenage TalkTalk hacker sentenced
The teenage hacker that played a key role in the 2015 TalkTalk data breach has been sentenced to a 12-month youth rehabilitation order today, after pleading guilty to seven charges under the Computer ...
10:48 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Microsoft will put Cortana in your smart home
Microsoft doesn't just want its Cortana in your phone or on your desk -- it wants the voice assistant to be a mainstay in your smart home. As part of a WinHEC presentation, the company's Ma...
10:23 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Apple's BeatsX wireless headphones are delayed until February
When Apple announced it was killing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, it revealed a handful of wireless options to keep the music going. In addition to those AirPods that just went on sale today, th...
10:05 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Uber tweaks its app to make UberPool rides more convenient
UberPool is one of the cheaper ride-hailing options, grouping nearby passengers who are headed in the same direction. The problem is that all of those pickups and drop-offs can be time consuming. To h...
09:44 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Snapchat Groups will let you chat with 16 friends at once
Even though Snapchat has quickly become a huge communication platform, there are still basic features it lacks, like group messaging. With Snapchat Groups, announced today, the app is beginning to fil...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Surviving an island disaster and self-bagging stores
Today on In Case You Missed It: The National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo created a game called Everscape to both study and teach people in a gamified world who are trying to escape a tsunami fo...
09:22 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Apple AirPods finally go on sale after delays
Were you worried that Apple's delay in shipping AirPods would deprive you of a holiday gift? You can (probably) relax. Apple has quietly started selling its first self-branded Bluetooth earphone...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Omnity's search engine uses rare word matching to find unexpected results
When it comes to search, there's Google and there's everyone else -- the company is basically synonymous with searching the internet. But Omnity, a relatively new company from San Francisco,...
08:29 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Hollywood forces VidAngel to stop streaming its movies
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Warner Bros, Disney and Fox have won an injunction against "family values" streaming service VidAngel. In the aftermath, VidAngel has announced that ...
08:01 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Google bought the firm behind that Amazon Alexa smartwatch
Cronologics, the company that developed what it hoped would be an alternative smartwatch OS to Android Wear, has been acquired by Google for an unknown sum. The startup was founded by former Google em...
07:31 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Cuba signs deal with Google to speed up access to its services
A lot has happened since President Obama announced that Google would work with Cuba to speed up its internet. There's a new president in waiting and Fidel Castro has passed away, but the pledge t...
06:55 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget UK police crack down on people paying for DDoS attacks
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, affecting individuals, private businesses and government-funded institutions alike. As part of a large warning to cybercriminals, the UK&#...
06:40 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Neil Young's Pono will launch an adaptive bitrate streaming service
Neil Young could be about to launch the most interesting streaming service to come along in a long while. No, really.Young recently spoke at length with Rolling Stone's Music Now podcast. While m...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday December 13, 2016
Good morning, how was your Monday?In news you might've missed: Netflix and Amazon snagged 17 Golden Globe nominations, "Pok&eacute;mon Go is growing," and a 3D-printed shoe from Adi...
05:47 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Google is moving away from its self-driving bubble cars
Alphabet's Larry Page has decided to tweak Google's ambitious driverless car strategy and make it a lot more feasible, according to The Information. The tech giant has reportedly decided to ...
04:55 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Disney's real-time motion capture tech only needs a few sensors
Motion capture systems typically require subjects to wear loads of sensors to be able to follow their movements. Disney wants to simplify the process, so its research lab has designed a physics-based ...
03:32 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Scientists design the next-gen CRISPR for gene editing
CRISPR is already effective enough to be used in experimental therapies for leukemia, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease and other conditions. But a team of scientists from Western University have c...
02:15 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Japanese cargo ship set to dock with the ISS at 4:30 AM ET
Less than two weeks after Russia's Progress 65 ISS cargo ship blew up on route to the International Space Station (ISS), the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) is coming to save the day. After a succes...
12:42 am -05 - Tue, December 13, 2016
Engadget Xbox One is $50 less through Christmas Eve
Microsoft is following Sony's lead and temporarily dropping the price on the Xbox One for the holiday season. Now through Christmas Eve you can save $50 on all One and One S bundles, which could ...
11:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Giant black hole could be to blame for brightest supernova ever
3.8 billion years ago, a star in the southern sky exploded and released 570 billion times more light than our sun and more than twice as much as any other recorded supernova. That star, dubbed ASASSN-...
11:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Xbox One starts testing support for Dolby Atmos audio
If you both have a state-of-the-art surround sound setup and are in the Xbox One Preview Program, this week should sound pretty great. That's because the update adding support for Dolby Atmos is ...
10:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Backpage executives cleared of pimping charges
The long-running legal battle between Congress and the online classified ads site Backpage.com has finally come to a close after a California judge dismissed pimping charges against the site's CE...
09:21 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget DARPA wants your gaming tactics for its drone army
Urban areas continue to vex the US military as tall buildings and narrow streets keep impeding troop communications and tactics. While ground soldiers have used single drones for years, DARPA believes...
08:34 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: 'Man in the High Castle,' 'Suicide Squad'
This week on streaming: Amazon is delivering the second season of its The Man in the High Castle series, Netflix premieres include Barry, Nobel and Crazyhead, Hulu presents the season finale of Chance...
07:31 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget SpaceX delays first manned Dragon capsule launch until 2018
Elon Musk's plan to put a human crew in space using a Dragon capsule won't happen in 2017 after all. Although SpaceX was scheduled to launch a manned NASA mission next year, that mission has...
06:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Trump could convert government news agencies to propaganda machines
One more thing President-elect Trump will inherit when he takes office next month: a large, state-run media operation with little or no impartial oversight. As the Washington Post's editorial boa...
05:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Methane emissions spike with dangerous climate consequences
If you thought that the only greenhouse gas worth panicking over was carbon dioxide, then you're gonna need a lie down. Methane, the Art Garfunkel / Luigi to CO2's Paul Simon / Mario (delete...
04:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget New 'Pokmon Go' creatures include a limited edition Pikachu
Niantic promised more creatures in Pok&eacute;mon Go on December 12th, and it's delivering... with an interesting twist. It's not only adding "several" new critters from the Po...
04:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget The next great indie game is about the dragon apocalypse
There's no such thing as an "overnight success." Sure, some folks get lucky with a snappy catchphrase or a $30 Chewbacca mask and they experience a wave of sudden, unplanned popularity,...
03:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Adidas' latest 3D-printed running shoe will cost you $333
3D printing has proven to be useful across many different areas, including the creation of lifestyle products for consumers. Adidas, for one, began toying with the idea of 3D-printed footwear in recen...
03:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Uber staffers reportedly spied on celebrities and ex-partners
It's not just intelligence agencies that are prone to abuse by workers wanting to spy on innocent people. As part of a wrongful termination lawsuit, ex-Uber engineer Ward Spangenberg states that ...
03:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix got weird on Twitter and Instagram for its new show
The latest Netflix original series is The OA, a mysterious eight-part show that comes out, in full, on December 16th. Its tagline is "trust the unknown" and Netflix is apparently taking this...
02:41 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget SoundCloud won't take down DJ mixes
SoundCloud made its name partly on the back of DJ mixes (both official and otherwise), but you could never take their presence for granted. All it would take is an overeager copyright lawyer and your...
02:10 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook gives you basic access to Moments photos on the web
Facebook's Moments photo sharing service has, for the most part, been a mobile-only affair. You could see individual Moments thanks to links, but you couldn't just go browsing. However, you ...
01:46 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Instagram Live brings streaming to your Stories today
Just a few weeks after Instagram announced that it's adding live video broadcasting to the app, the feature is now, well, live. To start broadcasting, just head over to your Stories camera and sw...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Apple releases iOS 10.2 and its companion TV app
Apple is making good on its promise of giving you a unified video streaming experience. The company has released iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1, both of which include the company's centerpiece TV app. ...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Facebook now lets you livestream in 360 degrees
Facebook has unveiled the next iteration of its Live video streaming service, dubbed Live 360. As the name implies, the new feature will enable comprehensive surround video broadcasts in real time....
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Twitch uses machine learning to moderate your stream chats
Sure, you can already take steps to keep your Twitch chat friendly, but it's a lot of work if you don't have a team of moderators. Do you really want to watch conversations like a hawk in c...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget The best toaster oven
By Brendan NystedtThis 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...
12:16 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix heads to VR again with Google's Daydream
Last week we saw HBO and a slew of new apps land on Google's Daydream VR platform -- now, Netflix is joining the fray. The streaming company launched its Daydream app this morning, and it looks p...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Dropbox is now available on the Xbox One
Dropbox has long said that it wants to be available on whatever platforms people use to get things done. That's why it has done so much to integrate with Microsoft Office over the years, for exam...
11:41 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Celebrate the SNES with Hyperkin's mechanical keyboard
If you grew up in North America during the early 1990s, there's probably one color you associate with Nintendo: Purple. The SNES had a distinctly violet tinge in the region, while European and Ja...
11:18 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Netflix and Amazon secure 17 Golden Globe nominations
While Amazon and Netflix are now regular names during awards season, the Golden Globes helps provide a good benchmark for how the wider industry rates their output. For the 2017 Globes, TV honors are ...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget HP Spectre x360 review (2016): Smaller, with more compromises
Here at Engadget, we don't have the time to review every new laptop, but we wanted to make time for HP's redesigned Spectre x360 convertible. After all, when the original came out a year and...
10:44 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Skype translations now work with calls to phone lines
Skype's live translations are no longer limited to fellow internet callers. If you're part of the Windows Insider Program, you now have access to a Skype Preview release for PCs that will t...
10:30 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Parrot's quirky toy drones are slowly growing up
There was a time when Parrot was the name in consumer drones. That's partly because, way back in 2010 when it launched the AR Drone, the DJI Phantom was still some years away. Today, the landsca...
10:12 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Twitter reinstates racist leader's account
Twitter was supposed to have cracked down on "alt-right" racism back in mid-November, but it appears to be having second thoughts. The social network has reinstated the account of Richard B....
09:51 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Panasonic checkout machine also bags your items
The rush to automate manual labor jobs has reached new heights in convenience stores. Self-service checkouts are hardly new, but Panasonic and Lawson have taken them one step further in Japan. The pai...
09:30 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Unreleased 'Akira' title for Game Boy resurfaces
Akira, still one of the most definitive manga and anime ever made, never really got a game to do the source material justice. While that's probably not going to change, Patrick Scott Patterson, r...
08:44 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Uber wants you to give its app a 'Rogue One' makeover
Rogue One is almost upon us, so what better way to scoot around town then in the back of an X-Wing? Okay, so Uber hasn't made a road-worthy starfighter replica. Instead, it's teamed up with ...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Engadget UK giveaway: Win a smart heating system courtesy of Tado
You better watch out, you better not cry. We'll upgrade your heating from low-tech to high. Alright, that was awful, but we really do have an early Christmas present on offer this week, and one t...
07:25 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget China forces game producers to reveal loot box odds
Using addictive animations and other psychological tricks, games like Overwatch and Hearthstone hook you on free loot boxes, then make you pay for the rush with real money. That sounds like gambling t...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Monday December 12, 2016
Welcome to the start of the week!As we all struggle into the office, catch up on Nintendo's theme park schemes, how three elderly British dudes are responsible for the most pirated show ever, and...
04:40 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget NASA is helping Stephen Hawking get a tiny ship to Alpha Centauri
NASA is helping Stephen Hawking and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner with the monumental task of getting a tiny probe to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. Project Starshot aims t...
02:30 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Japan
Nintendo will launch the Super Nintendo World park attraction at Universal Studios Japan, the two companies revealed. The themed area will open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with similar attrac...
01:20 am -05 - Mon, December 12, 2016
Engadget University of Michigan teams with Google to track Flint water crisis
Thanks to the prolific ineptitude of elected officials, the water in Flint, Michigan has been tainted with lead and undrinkable for more than a year. And while the federal government has, just last we...
11:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget Researchers digitally reconstruct the face of a legendary Scottish king
Robert the Bruce, a medieval warrior and hero-king of the Scottish people, is something of an enigma. While his exploits in battle against both domestic rivals and British occupiers have been well-doc...
09:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget Amazon's 'Grand Tour' is the most pirated show ever
Amazon's Grand Tour, a reboot of the BBC's hit show Top Gear, has been an unmitigated success with fans with its first episode alone garnering "millions" of views. It's also b...
07:02 pm -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget Nanotechnology discovery could lead to low-power night vision
Night vision technology is essential on the modern battlefield but is not without its shortcomings. Conventional night vision goggles (NVGs) have been compared to looking "through toilet paper tu...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget Your next heart monitor could be graphene-coated Silly Putty
For a child's toy, Silly Putty has some downright crazy physical properties. The mixture of boric acid and silicon oil, originally developed as a synthetic replacement for rubber, is a non-Newton...
03:35 pm -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget The Canadian AI that writes holiday chiptunes
Is there no industry safe from economic encroachment by automation and machine learning? A team from the University of Toronto have built a digital Irving Berlin that can generate Christmas carols fro...
02:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook adds a 'fake news' reporting option (Updated)
Facebook has been getting dragged hard since November 8th -- and rightfully so -- given the unprecedented amount of shitposts and fake news that dominated the social site in the months leading up to t...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget Ben Heck's Virtual Boy, part 2
Now that the Nintendo Virtual Boy has been torn down and we know how it operates, Ben and Karen get to work repurposing the console as a wearable virtual reality headset. To do so, Ben has to redesign...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget After Math: Game over
This was a week of tremendous loss. America said goodbye to John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, Twitter accidentally murdered @-replies for a day, Fitbit cannibalized its new acquisitio...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget Lexus' insane LED-covered car, and more in the week that was
Transportation startup Lucid Motors is working on an electric car to rival the Tesla Model S, and it just announced plans to build a $700 million manufacturing facility to bring it to fruition. Meanwh...
07:00 am -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget Japanese spacecraft lifts off with ISS supplies on board
The ISS crew won't have to worry about running out of supplies this holiday season. Japan's space agency loaded its ship called Kounotori 6 with 4.5 tons of food, water, spare parts and expe...
12:01 am -05 - Sun, December 11, 2016
Engadget Facebook fixes faulty Live reactions count and other metrics
Facebook has kept its promise to be more transparent after it discovered that its system has been embellishing video views and ad data. The social network has admitted to (and fixed) a few more faulty...
10:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget A new, compromise-friendly Airbnb makes nice with New Orleans
We knew Airbnb was working with more accommodating policies as it tries to improve relationships with the cities that don't love it, but it turns out the company really is willing to make some to...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget NVIDIA is testing its driverless car tech in California
You might see a car with a familiar logo driving around if you're in California. The state's DMV has added NVIDIA to the list of companies that can test their self-driving technologies on it...
06:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget Twitter says no to law enforcement protest policing tool
Twitter has cut off access for a tool that law enforcement was using to monitor the social network for protest-specific keywords. Those included "Mikebrown," "Blacklivesmatter" and...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget Bose Hearphones make it easy to talk in noisy places
Bose's new earbuds don't block the outside world while you rock out to your favorite tunes. Instead, they give you the ability to focus on specific sounds, such as the voice of the person yo...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget Inside Adidas' new tech-infused store in New York City
Not to be outdone by Nike, Adidas has also opened up a new flagship store in New York City. And, just like its rival, the German company packed the space with loads of technology. Inside the four-stor...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget Paris cinema chain lets you pay to test-drive VR headsets
The tech industry is banking on VR, but most folks have never even tested a headset like the Oculus Rift, let alone plunked down $500-plus to buy one. In France, at least, it's about to become ea...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Meet the attorney who's fighting revenge porn
The Attorney FightingRevenge PornMargaret Talbot,The New YorkerCarrie Goldberg started her practice to "be the lawyer" she needed after being harassed online by an ex. Now she's a pione...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget Six places where renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels
By Cat DiStasioIn the race to reduce the world's reliance on fossil fuels, cost is a huge factor. It's taken years, but advances in technology and increases in both efficiency and output hav...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Godspeed to astronaut John Glenn
Today on In Case You Missed It: Astronaut and Senator John Glenn died this week at the age of 95 and we couldn't let the first man to orbit the Earth go without a look back at some of his greate...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorOne of the pioneers of the modern smartwatch, Pebble, is no more as of this week. The company's IP and some of its employees are now in Fitbit's corporate hands, and th...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorOne of the pioneers of the modern smartwatch, Pebble, is no more as of this week. The company's IP and some of its employees are now in Fitbit's corporate hands, and th...
01:04 am -05 - Sat, December 10, 2016
Engadget China's elevated bus test site has been abandoned for months
Remember China's wacky Transit Elevated Bus aka TEB which promised to carry passengers over traffic? Well, we have some bad news for you. China News reported that the 22-meter-long prototype unve...
11:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Apple's AirPods won't be ready for the holidays
Apple announced the AirPods during September's "See You" event with a scheduled launch at the end of October. But late that month, the company delayed shipments without setting a releas...
10:10 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Washington Post: CIA concluded Russia intervened to help Trump
President Obama has reportedly opened an investigation into cyber attacks and foreign influence on the recent election, however, according to the Washington Post, a CIA assessment has already pointed ...
08:06 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Magic Leap CEO responds to 'grumpy mouse tech blogger writers'
After yesterday's report by The Information blew away some of the smoke surrounding Magic Leap, its CEO has responded. In a series of tweets over the last day and a blog post, Rony Abovitz still ...
07:08 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget You might be warned if your next flight allows WiFi calling
Between screaming babies, flatulent passengers and that guy ahead of you who insists on leaning all the way back, air travel can be pretty miserable. And that's before you think about the possibi...
05:53 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Obama's got a new cybersecurity plan, but what's the point?
There's been a lot of hot air blown across headlines this week about the big cybersecurity plan proposed by the White House's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity (PDF).The plan fo...
05:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Feds investigate police body cam footage in New Mexico
The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into claims that the Albuquerque Police Department edited and deleted footage from officers' body cameras in an effort to remove...
04:56 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget '808: The Movie' is Apple Music's latest exclusive
Apple was clear from the jump that it had bigger plans for its streaming service than just audio. Today, the Apple Music subscribers get an exclusive look a music-focused documentary: 808: The Movie. ...
04:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Ubisoft executives fined millions for alleged insider trading
In addition to a looming hostile takeover, Ubisoft corporate has to deal with over a million Euros in fines for alleged insider trading. The Autorit&eacute; des March&eacute;s Financiers (AMF)...
04:06 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Michigan embraces our self-driving future
Michigan isn't just America's high five, historically it's the heart of the auto industry as well. And now the state looks to be preparing for the future. Today, Governor Rick Snyder ha...
03:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Flickering LED lights could treat Alzheimer's disease
Twinkling lights aren't just pretty -- if they're flickering at a specific frequency, they could also treat Alzheimer's disease. A group of researchers have tested the effectiveness of ...
03:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget The inventor of Bluetooth on where wireless is going next
Bluetooth has come a long way. It's gone from being a frustrating standard that only businesspeople used for mobile headsets to something that millions rely on daily for wireless speakers and hea...
02:54 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Teens love vaping, much to the Surgeon General's horror
We know that smoking is bad for you, which is why so many people have switched across to vaping as a (theoretically) safer alternative. But that hasn't stopped the Surgeon General from objecting ...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Inside the factory building GM's game-changing Bolt EV
At CES earlier this year, GM CEO Mary Barra announced, to much fanfare, that the Bolt EV would have a range of over 200 miles, cost less than $30,000 (after tax credits) and ship by the end of the yea...
02:11 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Across the universe
Hey all, I'm a bit under the weather today so let's just jump right in:There are some geek holidays happening this weekend; tomorrow is Ada Lovelace's birthday and Sunday is Internation...
02:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Make your space fortune in 'Astroneer' on December 16th
If you felt a little let down by No Man's Sky, perhaps Astroneer can restore your faith in procedurally generated universes. System Era's space exploration game is finally nearing completion...
01:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget There's a tiny piano app for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar
Apple has showed off a number of uses for the newfangled MacBook Pro Touch Bar, including DJ and other music making controls. It also plays Doom, which is quite handy. When you need to do your best El...
01:19 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Rockstar classic 'Bully' arrives on iOS and Android
Think of Rockstar and your mind probably jumps to the Grand Theft Auto franchise, or Red Dead Redemption. While excellent games, they've arguably overshadowed an oft-forgotten classic from the Pl...
12:50 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Mixed reality comes to your iPhone thanks to the Bridge headset
There's something more than a little magical about seeing the world in front of you being devastated by dragons or augmented with arrows pointing you to your next meeting. Alas, while mixing real...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget The best soundbar
By Chris Heinonen and 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 ch...
12:07 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Sky receives takeover bid from 21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox is in advanced talks to buy Sky, a major telecoms player and the biggest pay-TV provider in the UK. Negotiations are underway and the directors of both companies have reached an "...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget The Huawei Mate 9 stands out with long battery life and a little AI
Huawei needs new tricks to differentiate its products from the crowd of Chinese phones permeating the US market, and it's turning to artificial intelligence to set it apart. The Mate 9 is a new A...
11:53 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Samsung will disable remaining US Note 7s with software update (updated)
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall in the US is still ongoing, but the company will release an update in a couple of weeks that will basically force customers to return any devices that may still be ...
11:45 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Obama opens investigation into cyber attacks on US election
President Barack Obama has ordered an investigation into cyber attacks and foreign influence during the 2016 US presidential election, Reuters reports. He's asking intelligence agencies to provid...
11:21 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' won't work offline due to piracy concerns
Super Mario Run doesn't arrive for another few days, but when it does, you'll need a constant internet connection to play the game. In an interview with Mashable, Nintendo's Shigeru Miy...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Goodbye (and maybe good riddance) to Pebble
Before Android Wear and the Apple Watch, there was Pebble. The original Pebble smartwatch was, in many ways, a trailblazer. It was one of the first to play nice with the iPhone, it had downloadable wa...
10:30 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Audi's new traffic-light countdown is the first step to smarter cities
As I get closer to the intersection, a countdown starts on the dashboard. The light is currently green, but the new Audi I'm driving tells me it'll be 147 seconds before I make it through th...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 17: Mansion on the Hill
Executive editor Christopher Trout and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about the week's biggest news, including: Pandora Premium, Fitbit's purchase of Peb...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Birds the magical flying machines
Today on In Case You Missed It: There are three main theories of flight and it turns out, Stanford has poked holes in them by simply training a mini parrot to wear tiny safety goggles, then fly throu...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Chrome will provide clearer warnings for insecure retail sites
Chrome's developers have futzed with the way that it displays insecure sites over the past few years, and for now, non-HTTPS sites display a "neutral" info symbol. Google warned that wo...
08:05 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Brood with Hollywood's finest in VR film noir
As part of a magazine celebrating this year's best actors, the New York Times has put together a murky, monochromatic set of film noir vignettes. The kicker? They were all shot in 360 degrees, gi...
07:02 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget 'Elite: Dangerous' finally beams onto PS4 in Q2 2017
Space adventure Elite: Dangerous is coming to the Playstation 4 in the second quarter next year, completing its gaming platform sweep. The trading and combat sim will have all the latest Horizon expan...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Friday December 9, 2016
Friday is here, and we learned that Magic Leap's wondrous demo video last year was all CGI magic, that scientists have discovered a dinosaur tail with feathers, and explain why Pebble fans might ...
05:30 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Google Search experiment asks users to rate movies and TV shows
Try looking up a movie on Google -- if you notice a thumbs up and a thumbs down sign inside the movie's info box, you're among the few who has access to the tech titan's new experimenta...
04:06 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Apple CarPlay is now in 200 cars, including 2017 models
Over 200 vehicles now support Apple's in-car infotainment system, the tech giant boasted on its website. Apple has updated its CarPlay-compatible vehicle list with 50 new entries, some of which a...
02:27 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget Spotify isn't acquiring SoundCloud after all
Just a couple of months ago, rumors indicated Spotify was negotiating to acquire fellow music streamer SoundCloud. Now, TechCrunch reports hearing from a source that those talks have ended and Spotify...
01:05 am -05 - Fri, December 9, 2016
Engadget First feathered dinosaur tail found encased in amber
Scientists have found dinosaur-era feathers and evidence of them in fossil impressions before. But this is the first time they've discovered a full-feathered tail section preserved in amber, ripe...
11:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget EU is suing member states over Volkswagen diesel scandal
The European Union isn't happy some of its member countries still haven't punished Volkswagen for cheating on emission tests. According to several sources, it has began taking legal action a...
10:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Twitter accidentally killed @ names in replies on iOS today
If you use the official Twitter iOS app, you may have noticed something missing today: @username handles in replies. I wasn't a fan of the reworked style when it popped up on my Android device re...
10:11 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget TSMC plans a new factory to pump out tomorrow's 3 nm chips
News leaked in late August that chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) and Apple were working shrinking the A11 processor set to go in next year's iPhone down to 10nm. But to ensu...
08:57 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget 'Reality' of Magic Leap could be further away than we thought
Over the last couple of years, we've repeatedly heard a lot about Magic Leap's supposedly advanced augmented reality tech, but have seen very little. In 2014, a half-billion dollar round of ...
07:25 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Secret's anonymous sharing app is now a publishing platform
Remember Secret? The standard bearer for the anonymous social app movement shuttered in 2015 before co-creator David Byttow teased a possible Version 2 in the wake of Donald Trump's election. Whi...
06:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget German Intel chief: Russia is trying to 'destabilize' the country
America's recent elections weren't the only event that Russia has been accused of meddling in. On Thursday, President Dr Hans-Georg Maa&szlig;en of the Bundesamt f&uuml;r Verfassungs...
06:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget AT&T will finally refund $88 million in unauthorized charges
Thanks to some shady business dealings between AT&amp;T and a pair of companies known for bloating customers' cell phone bills, roughly 2.7 million current and former AT&amp;T mobile subs...
05:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Facebook now lets you create your own frame for photos and videos
For better or worse, Facebook is trying really hard to copy Snapchat. In the past few months the giant social network has added different features that, if you ask us, are seemingly inspired by the ap...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: An $800 Dell laptop, down to $660
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...
04:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget NASA has shared its massive GIF archive with Pinterest and GIPHY
NASA's been making a concerted effort over the past year to share its enormous archive of images and video with the internet. Last October, the agency teamed up with Flickr to feature thousands o...
04:14 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Join the perfect match in 'Halo 5' with the custom game browser
Today's update to Halo 5: Guardians adds a long-requested feature to Xbox One and Windows 10: a custom games browser. The new browser allows players to search for in-progress games from the main ...
03:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95
John Glenn, the legendary war veteran, astronaut and United States Senator, died this afternoon at the age of 95 after being hospitalized in his home state of Ohio. After serving as a combat pilot in ...
03:34 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Google opens up its Assistant actions to developers
When Google first unveiled its Assistant earlier this year, the service seemed to have quite a lot of potential. Unfortunately, in our testing of the company's new Home speaker and Pixel smartpho...
03:07 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget NYC will stop collecting info Trump could use for deportations
The NYC mayor's office has announced that it will no longer store personal records for immigrants who apply for the city's free IDNYC identification card. While the card allows users to secu...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Twitch gamers will stream from the White House next week
A host of popular Twitch streamers will emerge from their poster-walled bedrooms next week to give President Obama a masterclass in clutch plays. On Monday, December 12th, Monster-guzzling gaming cele...
02:40 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget The NSA has been listening to in-flight cell phone calls for years
By now, we're all well aware of how good the NSA is at spying on people's communications. But it's still a little surprising to learn that the NSA and the British Government Communicati...
02:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Hulu is finally rolling out individual streaming profiles
Sharing a streaming service account is convenient, but it also runs the risk of jacking up your queued shows and movies or those important recommendations. To help keep your personal list in order, Hu...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Mozilla helped build a gallery-style exhibit on data security
For a few moments after stepping in from the cold, it was easy to forget I wasn't in a ritzy SoHo holiday pop-up shop. The room was stark white. Cheerful staffers huddled around display tables in...
01:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Facebook was dominated by the presidential election in 2016
As the year winds down, companies like Twitter, YouTube and others have made a habit of reminding us of all the stories that dominated the conversation over the last 12 months. Facebook does the same ...
01:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Killing children in 'What Remains of Edith Finch'
Young Calvin Finch sits on a swing perched atop a steep seaside cliff while the afternoon sun warms the waves, grass and trees. Calvin's left leg is in a cast, but he easily swings his feet back ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget The 'Ocarina of Time' soundtrack is coming to vinyl
In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, music had a pretty big role. For instance, all it took to summon a rainstorm or change the time of day was playing a few notes on an the titular musical instru...
12:35 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget HTC launches its own VR app and game studio for Vive
HTC spun its Vive VR business into a subsidiary back in June and today the company announced it's launching its own studio for VR app and game development. The appropriately named Vive Studios wi...
12:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Starbucks locations are now 'Pokmon Go' Gyms or Pokstops
We knew a Starbucks collaboration with Pok&eacute;mon Go was on the way, but now it's official. Niantic, the developer of the massively popular augmented reality game, revealed today that aro...
11:50 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Malware infects computers by hiding in browser ad GIFs
Unless you still use Internet Explorer (and please don't do that), you probably don't have to worry about new malware discovered by Eset researchers. However, the Stegano exploit kit shows h...
11:25 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's Cortana gets a simpler look on iOS and Android
Every major technology company is obsessed with voice control right now. From Amazon's Alexa speakers to Google's new Pixel phones -- almost everything has an assistant which you can strike ...
11:05 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget ITV Hub subscription strips the ads for 4 per month
ITV announced today that it's adding a premium, subscription tier to its ITV Hub streaming service, following a "successful pilot" on iOS devices. An ITV Hub+ subscription strips the ad...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Red and 'Snow' Daydream View VR headsets ship today
In addition to HBO Now support and a ton of new games, Google is finally shipping Daydream View headsets in new colors. Customers in the US, UK and Australia can order the "Crimson" (red) an...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Adobe Lightroom update makes edits easier on desktop and iOS
Adobe brought true RAW file edits to Lightroom mobile for iOS a while back and now the company is updating the interface to make photo tweaks easier while you're on the go. First, Adobe redesigne...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget This tiny digestive tracker can tell what food gives you gas
One of my favorite things to eat is cheese and egg on a bagel. But while it's delicious, let's just say that afterward we don't get along so well. Is it the egg? The cheese? I could go ...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Go full 'Westworld' with HBO Now in Google's VR headset
Just bought a Daydream View? Well you're in luck, because Google has released a flurry of new apps for its Daydream VR headset.The headline addition is arguably Gunjack 2: End of Shift. Previousl...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win an Activit Steel fitness tracker courtesy of Withings!
If you want to ditch those notifications, but still have all that activity tracking data in a unassuming package, consider Withings' Activit&egrave; Steel. This is an all day wearable with a ...
10:30 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Fitbit's Pebble acquisition risks alienating loyal users
After days of rumors and speculation, Pebble finally confirmed yesterday that it's getting acquired by Fitbit. At first, this sounded like it might be a good thing, as Pebble was struggling to ga...
09:50 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Airbnb outlines where it's willing to compromise with regulators
Airbnb is changing policy in a bid to improve its lobbying powers and help establish itself within city and regional regulations. Having failed in its recent New York lawsuit, it's now attempting...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Using brain power to move a game character
Today on In Case You Missed It: University of Washington researchers were able to use a magnetic coil at the base of test subjects skulls to watch them play a simplified 2D computer game with just the...
09:10 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Indiegogo will use collection agencies to go after fraudsters
Indiegogo has updated its Terms of Use in an effort to protect itself and backers from crowdfund-and-run fraudsters. In a recent blog post, the website has revealed that it will start using third-part...
08:40 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget London's iconic Piccadilly Circus will go dark next month
Since 1908, London's Piccadilly Circus has been home to illuminated signs and advertising billboards. As time went by, incandescent light bulbs gave way to neon lights, eventually ending up with ...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 preview lets Cortana play music, turn off your PC
Cortana is the star of a big new Windows 10 Insider Preview build. Microsoft says that voice control of your PC was one its "top requests," so the latest update now lets you shutdown, restar...
07:00 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Uber explains how you can lose access to its service
Uber already has publicly posted guidelines telling drivers what they're not allowed to do, and why they might get the boot. However, the same hasn't been true for passengers -- just what q...
06:25 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 might have a true edge-to-edge display
With the Galaxy Note 7 debacle weighing heavy on its balance sheet, Samsung needs the Galaxy S8 to be a massive success. It isn't expected to be unveiled for another few months, but already detai...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Hey, good morning! Last night, Nintendo showed off the Switch and its debut mobile Super Mario game, Microsoft laid down some big plans for 2017 and 10,000 Sprint stores are turning into Pok&eacut...
05:00 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Affinity Photo image editing app is now out for Windows
If you're looking for a much affordable alternative to Photoshop for Windows, you may want to check out this indie-made image editor. Affinity Photo, the same program that won Mac App of the Year...
03:30 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget NASA starts testing more fuel efficient jet engine tech
A group of engineers have developed a new jet engine tech that can improve planes' fuel efficiency by four to eight percent, and NASA has begun testing it out. They created a new type of engine p...
03:00 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget BBC tests 4K iPlayer with 'Planet Earth II'
For four glorious minutes, Brits will be able to watch Planet Earth II in 4K. The broadcaster is releasing some "experimental footage" in the ultra HD resolution today, which viewers can wat...
02:21 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Fans set to launch new classic World of Warcraft server this month
At the end of August, Blizzard released Legion, the sixth expansion for its long-standing fantasy MMO World of Warcraft. One contingent of the game's fans probably didn't buy it: The 800,000...
01:14 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Doctors can now sift bacteria from your blood using magnets
Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is no joke. More than half the people who contract the condition end up in the morgue. The conventional treatment involve the liberal application of antibiotics at the firs...
12:52 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Nintendo Switch makes its live TV debut on 'The Tonight Show'
After you check out our discussion with Nintendo's president Reggie Fils-Aime, you can get a good look at the new Switch console in operation (and a bit of Super Mario Go action) on the Tonight S...
12:30 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' is just as much fun as we'd hoped
It's no stretch to say that Super Mario Run (launching December 15th for iOS; an Android version will arrive next year) is one of the most notable mobile games in years. It's Nintendo's...
12:30 am -05 - Thu, December 8, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime explains why it's time to go mobile
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has garnered a reputation for being a larger-than-life character, whether he's onstage presenting his company's latest or getting ready for a o...
11:38 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Cancer consumes fat to feed its metastatic march in mice
Stopping cancer in its tracks may be easier than we thought and possible without debilitating rounds of chemo and radiation therapies. All we have to do is take away its energy source. Researchers at ...
10:43 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget The first season of Telltale's 'Batman' wraps next week
Just a year after it was announced, the first season of developer Telltale Games' Batman series is drawing to a close. Its final episode "City of Light" will makes its debut on December...
10:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Windows 10 is coming to Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile chips
Microsoft's first attempt at bringing Windows to ARM-powered machines was, shall we say, not a good idea. But perhaps the second time's the charm. Microsoft and Qualcomm just announced that ...
10:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Microsoft has big plans for VR and AR in 2017
Ever since Microsoft announced earlier this year that it would be opening up its Windows Holographic platform to other device makers, the company has been an intriguing presence in the world of virtua...
09:35 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget New York lawsuit aims to apply the Second Amendment to Tasers
The Firearms Policy Foundation and Matthew Avitabile are suing New York state over a regulation that outlaws the possession of electronic weapons including stun guns and Tasers. Avitabile happens to b...
08:53 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent photos of Saturn's north pole
As Cassini winds down its 20-year mission to Saturn, the spacecraft will maneuver into a series of weeklong orbits, allowing it to get a closer look at the planet's famous rings as it flies by. A...
08:07 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Apple reportedly working to rent new movies early on iTunes
According to Bloomberg, Apple is in talks with major movie studios to offer early rentals on iTunes. The report, which cites sources familiar with the ongoing discussions, suggests 21st Century Fox, U...
07:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Drones can safely carry blood bags
Paramedics and rescue teams can't always afford to wait for blood supplies, especially when they're in remote locations where most vehicles would take too long (or can't visit at all). ...
06:34 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget The sequel to 'Alto's Adventure' is an 'Odyssey'
Built By Snowman has a busy year ahead of it. In addition to the recently announced Distant, the studio is also working on a sequel to its ultra-soothing endless-snowboarding game Alto's Adventur...
05:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Biggest names in VR band together to create industry standards
The world's most popular virtual reality headset makers have assembled. Google, Oculus, Sony, HTC, Samsung and Acer have come together to create a non-profit organization called the Global Virtua...
05:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Sony revives its $50 PS4 price drop for two weeks
Disheartened that you missed out on a price-cut PlayStation 4 around Black Friday? You're about to get a second chance. In a near-repeat of what happened last year, Sony is resurrecting its $50...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Facebook patent hints at an automated solution for fake news
Facebook may have said that it's stepping up its fight against fake news in the past few weeks, but there are signs that it might have had a way to tackle this problem sooner. A recently publish...
04:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget YouTube in 2016 was all about viral challenges
Like clockwork, the 2016 edition of YouTube's annual Rewind retrospective video is here to sweep us back through all the whimsy and virality that made its way across the streaming site in the pas...
03:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Sprint stores are PokStops and Gyms for 'Pokmon Go'
As rumored, Niantic is bringing brand partnerships to its hit augmented reality game, Pok&eacute;mon Go. The software developer has announced that Sprint will have the first sponsored locations in...
03:20 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Scientists find bacteria resistant to last-ditch drug treatments
If there wasn't already a reason to develop a solution to drug-resistant "superbugs," there is now. Scientists have found bacteria on an American pig farm that resists carbapenems, a v...
02:58 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Bluetooth 5's faster, longer-ranged wireless is here
Bluetooth is about to become a lot less hassle-prone. The wireless standard's Special Interest Group has officially adopted the Bluetooth 5 spec, clearing the way for device makers to use the mu...
02:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget NASA mission will study Earth's 'breathing' from space
Scientists know that the Earth "breathes" carbon, particularly through plants that absorb carbon through photosynthesis when they're healthy and give it up when they lose their leaves o...
02:10 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Technology is coming for your retail jobs
Amazon recently unveiled a new type of grocery store -- one that doesn't require cashiers at all. Called Amazon Go, the brick-and-mortar location uses sensors and gates to automatically identify ...
01:42 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Mylingo offers real-time Spanish translation in movie theaters
A new app called Mylingo lets Spanish-speaking moviegoers listen to audio dubs in real time, using their own smartphone and headphones. According to the developer, users can download the studio-record...
01:21 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget SpaceX delays its return to flight until early January
So much for SpaceX resuming rocket launches before 2016 is over. Elon Musk's spaceflight company now expects to launch a Falcon 9 rocket in early January, when it will carry Iridium-1 into orbit...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: the Pixel and Pixel XL, and more!
Nope, we're not done adding phones to our buyer's guide. Hot on the heels of inducting the new iPhones (and before that, the Galaxy S7 and HTC 10), we're tossing in both of the new Goog...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget T-Mobile Digits brings calls and texts to all your devices
T-Mobile is doing its Uncarrier thing again. As the carrier works on bringing its LTE network to US forces and older cars, it's also bringing the latest technology to its existing customers. The ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget VSCO adds full RAW photo support to its iPhone app
VSCO, smartphone photographers' image tweaking app of choice, is letting iOS users tap into all the original image data captured on iPhone 6's and up. Alongside a host of new community featu...
11:37 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget North Korea might have hacked the South's cyber command
South Korea's cyber command, which was established back in January 2010 to fight off cyberattacks deployed against the country's military, wasn't able to protect itself from digital inf...
11:13 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Nintendo's Switch might play Gamecube games
Following years of pining after GameCube games on the Virtual Console, it looks like Nintendo fans will soon be getting their wish. According to a recent report by Eurogamer, the Nintendo Switch is ru...
10:58 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget This weekend's MLS championship will be broadcast in VR
As virtual reality matures as a medium there are going to be fewer firsts for it. But for now, at least, we have news that for the first time, Major League Soccer will be broadcasting a championship g...
10:39 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget 'Skyrim' and 'Fallout' immortalized as virtual pinball machines
Xbox One and PC owners can now get their hands on Bethesda's all-new Skyrim, Fallout and Doom... themed pinball machines. Available today as DLC for the free game Pinball FX 2, Microsoft gamers c...
10:22 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Smart cycling glasses show data without blocking your view
You can already buy smart glasses for cycling, but they tend to have one big catch: the heads-up display partly obscures your view. That's annoying at best, and risky at worst. Everysight thinks ...
10:01 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Fitbit buys Pebble's smarts, but not its products
The rumors were true: Fitbit is buying Pebble. Well, its talent and intellectual property, at least. The wearable maker confirmed today that it has acquired "specific assets" of Pebble, incl...
09:51 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Comcast finally allows HBO, ESPN streaming via PlayStation 4
For those who maintain a cable subscription, one of the (many) annoying aspects is that sometimes channels have streaming apps you can't use, despite being a paying customer. Over the years, Comc...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Amazon wants to revolutionize grocery shopping
Today on In Case You Missed It: Amazon created a smart store in Seattle which is currently open to just employees but next year will open to all. It lets people saunter in, grab whatever they need, th...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Google launches VR tour of New York's festive store windows
You can now visit New York's elaborate department store holiday window displays without fighting a billion other tourists. Google's "Window Wonderland" app lets you visit Barney�...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Nicki Minaj's new game could make you a rap star
It's hard to believe anyone that's not a Kardashian, a Jenner or a Ramsay can successfully make a game about their careers, but Nicki Minaj's new app actually sounds like fun. Collabora...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget An app update turns this smart pen into a 3D scanner
A smartpen that could already digitally measure pretty much anything will soon also be able to scan objects in 3D. Developed by Instrumments, a company made up of former Misfit creators, the impressiv...
08:34 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Sony has sold 50 million PlayStation 4s
After surpassing 40 million sales back in May, Sony has now sold 50 million PlayStation 4s. That figure includes PS4, PS4 Pro and the new slim version of the console, and represents sales to customers...
08:10 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Why is Johnson & Johnson getting into startups?
Everyone knows Johnson &amp; Johnson, the conglomerate behind Band-Aid, Tylenol and Johnson's Baby Shampoo. By comparison, very few folks outside the tech industry will have heard of Hax, a S...
07:07 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Judge sentences celebrity hacker to five years in prison
A federal judge has sentenced Alonzo Knowles, the Bahamian man who hacked into celebs' emails to get scripts, secrets and sensitive photos, to five years in prison. That's twice longer than ...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday December 7, 2016
This morning, we're reading about how Google has upgraded its search app to keep personal information and news events separated, the same company's attempt to solve router troubles forever.....
05:45 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Amazon's Music Unlimited family plan comes to the UK
When Amazon launched its unlimited music streaming subscription in the UK, it offered access to over 40 million tracks, thousands of curated playlists and tight integration with its Echo speaker. The ...
05:35 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Sony is bringing 'Parappa', 'Wild Arms' and more to mobile
Hot on the heels of PlayStation Experience, Sony has announced the first smartphone games developed under its new "ForwardWorks" banner. The roster includes a new Everybody's Golf title...
05:25 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Sony's Project Field brings card games to life
From Skylanders to Amiibo, "Toys to life" have been a pretty lucrative way for video game companies to make money. Sony has been more-or-less absent from the field, but today it's annou...
05:05 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Magic Leap will soon test its technology in the real world
We might be getting closer to finally finding out what Magic Leap's mixed-reality headset looks like. The ultra-secretive company has posted a job listing on Glassdoor for a Field Engineer, who&#...
04:04 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Apple Music has 20 million paid subscribers
Apple says it added three million Music users since September, bringing its total subscriber count to 20 million. Furthermore, VP Eddy Cue tells Billboard that 60 percent of those are new customers wh...
02:21 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget UC Berkeley researchers built a wall-jumping robot
Meet SALTO: a powerful new wall-jumping robot built by researchers at UC Berkeley. According to SALTO's makers, the diminutive, one-legged hopper not only has the "highest robotic vertical j...
12:51 am -05 - Wed, December 7, 2016
Engadget Bloomberg: Fitbit acquisition will kill Pebble Time 2 and Core
According to Bloomberg, Fitbit is close to buying up Pebble for less than $40 million, which aligns with what we reported when info on the acquisition first came out. Since the fitness tracker maker i...
11:37 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Square Cash plugs its virtual card into Apple Pay
The Square Cash service added a "virtual debit card" feature back in September, and tonight during the Code Commerce event, CEO Jack Dorsey announced that it's integrating with Apple Pa...
10:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Use Alexa to ask Martian's watches all your burning questions
Have one of Martian's voice-powered smartwatches? Cool, because now mVoice models and certain Guess timepieces will work with Amazon's Alexa technology. "We're excited to work with...
08:43 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Nearly half of Flickr's photo uploads come from smartphones
It's no secret that Flickr is popular with phone-toting photographers, but it's now reaching a tipping point. The Yahoo-owned image service has posted its year in review, and it notes that ...
08:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Philip Morris submits a tobacco vaporizer for FDA approval
Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro cigarettes, submitted an application to the FDA on Tuesday seeking approval for its new tobacco vaporizer. The iQOS device, as it's currently called, works on the...
07:23 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Google Docs could make writing that term paper a little easier
Formatting and inserting citations are some of the worst parts of writing a term paper. But Google wants to help make that tedious process a little less soul-crushing. An upcoming update to G Suite wi...
06:49 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Pandora officially unveils its long-awaited Spotify competitor
That Pandora was planning to launch a full fledged Spotify competitor was no secret. The company said as much last year when it bought the ashes of Rdio, which had filed for bankruptcy. But today, at ...
06:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Google further shrinks the size of your Android app updates
If there's a regular bane in Android phone owners' existence, it's the never-ending stream of app updates. Even though they're smaller than full downloads, they still chew up a lot...
06:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Apple's TV single sign-on feature goes live in the US
Apple just made your TV watching much easier... if you subscribe to the right services, that is. After dropping some hints in November, Apple has activated its promised single sign-on feature for App...
05:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Russian Parliament members claim FIFA 17 is gay propaganda
The Russian government has a problem with a lot of current technology: a YouTuber was imprisoned for playing Pok&eacute;mon Go, Microsoft Outlook was banned from government computers for being an ...
05:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Will Ferrell will bring eSports to the silver screen
According to Variety, Will Ferrell has reportedly signed on to star in an upcoming film about eSports. The as-of-yet untitled movie will feature Ferrell as a member of a pro gaming team with the twist...
04:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget VR treadmill creator cancels pre-orders outside the US
Virtuix's Omni treadmill is very alluring to virtual reality fans who want freedom to walkwithout the fear of tripping over cables or running into walls. However, it's also massive and comp...
04:27 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Tweet emoji at Google, get directions to nearby tacos
Add emoji to the many languages Google can understand. Starting today, if you tweet an emoji at Google, the company's Twitter account will reply back with a link to a relevant local search result...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget This is why 'Destiny' studio Bungie stopped making 'Halo' games
Destiny is a self-contained example of 21st-century video games: It's online, ever changing and beautifully built by a team of practiced veterans. Destiny represents the evolution of Bungie, the ...
03:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Thieves can use web bots to guess your Visa card details
If you've punched in credit card details while shopping online, you've probably wondered how secure those digits are. According to Newcastle University, the answer is: not very. Its resear...
03:09 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Apple will publish its AI research
Apple isn't exactly known for sharing its research with the world, but it's making a big exception to that rule. Company AI director Russ Salakhutdinov has revealed that Apple will publish ...
02:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' may get 100 new Pokmon this week
Pok&eacute;mon Go is about to get bigger, according to a handful of Starbucks employee guides that found their way online early this week. The images have not been verified by Niantic, the Pok&...
02:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Google Play adds 4K movies to its catalog
When we reviewed the Chromecast Ultra, one of our biggest gripes was the dearth of 4K content to justify it -- not even Google's own movie store had material to watch. The company is fixing that ...
01:43 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Trump team wants to meet with Silicon Valley execs next week
The Trump transition team has invited a number of tech industry leaders to New York next week for a roundtable discussion. USA Today reports that Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff, Jared Kus...
01:24 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget 'Coloring Book' is the first streaming-only album up for a Grammy
Meghan Trainor announced the nominees for this year's Grammy Awards on Monday night. Beyonce, deservedly, is leading the field with 9 nominations followed closely by Drake, Rhianna and Kanye West...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Twitch brings video calls to its game communication app
Twitch wants to move beyond live streaming to cover your game communications, and to that end it bought Curse back in August. Just what is it doing with its newly acquired app, though? Well, now we kn...
12:46 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Google expects to run solely on renewable energy in 2017
Google has made it a point to run as much of its business on renewable energy as possible, and it looks like the company is close to reaching its ultimate goal. The internet pioneer now expects that ...
12:18 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 may ditch the headphone jack
With Apple, Motorola and others releasing phones without 3.5mm headphone jacks this year, there's been a looming question: will Samsung follow suit? Like it or not, SamMobile sources claim the a...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Dropbox saves whole folders for offline viewing on mobile
Look, it's not hard to save Dropbox files for offline viewing on mobile. But when you need to make sure you have access to a bevy of documents for work or school wherever you go, the app's l...
11:46 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Solar beads can make some very cool lamps and flashlights
Conventional solar panels aren't exactly the prettiest objects on the planet, which is why companies like Tesla, SRS Energy and SunTegra have been focusing on blending this technology into roof t...
11:30 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget The Novint Falcon: Haptic joystick turned futuristic sex toy
I'm standing in the studio at Engadget's San Francisco headquarters, holding the remains of a pulverized, cream-filled doughnut. The pastry's sticky, off-white filling clings to the sha...
11:13 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget 'Altered Beast' and 'Streets of Rage' coming to film and TV
Sonic the Hedgehog has apparently opened the floodgates on Sega adaptations. Sega Group's production arm is teaming with Fear the Walking Dead producer Circle of Confusion on adaptations of '...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Google's mobile app gets a streamlined news feed
Google would love for its flagship, search-focused app to be the first thing anyone tapped after unlocking their smartphone, so the company is making a few changes to the app's front page in orde...
10:44 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Supreme Court sides with Samsung over Apple patent penalty
The Supreme Court ruled that Samsung's violation of design patents made by Apple can only involve components, not entire products. This could mean a severely reduced penalty that the Korean compa...
10:40 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Instagram finally lets users disable comments on posts
In recent months, Instagram has finally stated rolling out tools that let users combat abuse. First, Instagram added the ability to block specific words from your comments, and today it is adding a ho...
10:18 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Zynga back in court over alleged insider trading
Social game developer Zynga is being dragged back into a lawsuit that claims select board members acted unfairly on inside information by selling shares before a stock price tumble in 2012. As Reuters...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget All Sonos owners can now use Spotify to control their speakers
Sonos announced back in August that it would allow Spotify users to control their music through the streaming service's app instead of having to use its own software. The feature rolled out to me...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: A new form of whale communication, found
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new Marine Mammal Science publication found that humpback whales slap the surface of the water to communicate with one another, although what they're actually sa...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Google WiFi review: A hassle-free router comes at a price
Google's not new to the hardware game, but with its "made by" range, the company is making a concerted effort to marry its smart software and the gear we run it on. We've already t...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Mint adds payment tracking so you'll never pay a late fee again
Missing even one bill payment can have serious repercussions for your credit. Not only does doing so ding your score, it can also invoke penalty and overdraft fees, as well as boost the interest rates...
08:29 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget UK vinyl sales made more money than music downloads last week
Digital music might be the future, but legacy formats like vinyl aren't going away any time soon. New figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) have shown that more money was spe...
07:31 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Contact lens-based tech could lead to better EV power source
A team of scientists from the UK have developed a material made of polymers that could become the answer to humanity's battery woes. It could apparently lead to supercapacitors -- battery alterna...
06:44 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Nintendo classic 'Excitebike 64' skids its way onto Wii U
Wii U owners, it's time to charge your GamePad -- Excitebike 64 is zooming its way onto the Virtual Console this week. Costing $10 (&pound;9), the game arrives on Wii U this Thursday alongsid...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday December 6, 2016
Hey there, it's the Morning After! Oculus Touch has two pretty good reasons to stay inside this winter, and Amazon is killing checkout lines....
05:30 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget The best TV shows to binge watch over Christmas
On-demand TV has become more and more popular over the past few years. For many, it's now their default way to enjoy TV. Gone are the days of putting in a videotape and setting a timer, it's...
02:37 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Twitter in 2016 was a pretty depressing place to be
Let's not be mealymouthed: 2016 sucked. As a stark reminder, Twitter has released its "Top 10 Global Conversations" for the year, a change from last year's #YearOnTwitter format. T...
12:01 am -05 - Tue, December 6, 2016
Engadget Internet-connected toys accused of spying on kids
Smart toys can certainly inject some life into playtime, but they raise big privacy concerns when an internet connection is involved... and if you believe some critics, at least a few toys have crosse...
11:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Facebook is asking users' help to ID misleading news
The latest addition to Facebook's never-ending parade of experimental features looks like it's all about fake news. Chris Krewson, an editor for Philadelphia publication Billy Penn, has spot...
11:39 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget TiVo appears to be testing cloud DVR recording
While a few companies have tried on network/cloud DVR features, TiVo has always been associated with storage that's sitting right in your living room. Previous leaks pointed to a new TiVo box, co...
11:10 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Netflix updated its video encoding to make downloads look better
From time to time, Netflix updates the technology it's using to convert and compress each of the digital copies of movies it streams to customers. Because people watch from so many different plat...
09:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Honda's NeuV concept fires up its 'emotion engine'
Enthusiasts frequently talk about cars as though they have personalities and feelings, despite that not being the case. However, Honda's latest concept aims to change that. It's called the N...
08:57 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget 'Pizzagate' and the real danger of fake news
The internet has always had its fair share of fake news and hoaxes, but it wasn't until recently that it's become an issue of national importance. One of the more vexing questions is whether...
08:17 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Tech giants band together to fight terrorist content online
Some of the biggest names in tech have concocted a plan to combat the spread of terrorist content online together. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Alphabet-owned YouTube are creating a shared databas...
07:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget What's on TV: 'Mad Max' Black & Chrome Edition, 'The Last Guardian'
After a long wait, Team Ico's next release is finally upon us. The Last Guardian arrives on PS4 this week, while Xbox One and PC gamers can experience Dead Rising 4, as well as the game preview r...
05:35 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Demand for wearable tech is growing (but not for smartwatches)
If you were hoping the smartwatch market would bounce back from its recent slump when a slew of new models hit the market, you're about to be disappointed. IDC estimates that wearable device ship...
05:08 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Design your dream drone with MIT's program
Most of today's commercially available drones have four rotors and more or less look the same (other than that one that's foldable). So if you wanted to own a drone that had, say, five copte...
04:40 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget AT&T starts testing 5G wireless with Intel in Austin
Verizon may have beat AT&amp;T to the punch, but no matter -- the second-biggest US carrier has started testing 5G wireless technology that promises to bring gigabit bandwidth to our mobile device...
03:55 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Microsoft's second try at social chat bots arrives in Kik
Microsoft's first foray into social chat bots didn't go so well given that propensity for racist diatribes. It's giving the concept another try, however, and this time it promises to be...
03:27 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Disney can digitally recreate your teeth
Digital models of humans can be uncannily accurate these days, but there's at least one area where they fall short: teeth. Unless you're willing to scan the inside of someone's mouth, ...
03:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Android 7.1.1 is rolling out now
Google's excellent Pixel phones launched with Android 7.1, a minor update to Nougat that nevertheless included a few handy features. Now, Google has announced that Android 7.1.1 has started rolli...
02:36 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Plume's WiFi extending pods are now available
If you're having WiFi issues in certain rooms and range extenders or powerline plugs aren't doing the trick, there's another option on the market. Plume's mesh-based "pod"...
02:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Prius plug-in drivers in Japan can earn real-world rewards for electric driving
Because saving money on gas just wasn't incentive enough.Buyers of new plug-in Prius models in Japan (known as the Prius Prime in the US) will have another incentive, besides using less gas, to d...
01:52 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget VW's new company aims for on-demand self-driving cars
Like other automakers, Volkswagen sees the writing on the wall: it knows that there won't be as much of a reason to own a car in the future between ridesharing (like that of its partner, Gett) an...
01:31 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Runkeeper uses Apple Watch GPS to keep track of your route
Apple Watch Series 2 arrived with two notable updates: waterproofing and built-in GPS. Even though the popular jogging app has been letting users run without their iPhone since last fall, Runkeeper no...
01:09 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget BMW remotely locks a thief inside a car
Here's an unexpected perk of owning a tech-savvy car: it can serve as an impromptu jail. When a Seattle-area BMW 550i owner's car was stolen from a parking garage, police got BMW to remotel...
12:47 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Former Samsung engineers build a smart umbrella
Wouldn't it be great if your umbrella told you if it was going to rain before you left the house each morning? That's the idea behind the Opus One, a(nother) smart brolly that's been de...
12:39 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget HSBC trialling app that automates your savings
While all the major banks have pretty good online facilities, there's a whole breed of nimble startups using mobile apps and bank account data to create new, more personalised money management se...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget The 11 best tech gifts for workaholics
We're not saying you want to enable them (OK, maybe we are), but you definitely know someone who works too much. They chip away at their to-do lists on weekends. They are probably even going to s...
12:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Computer vision may help the blind see the world
The world is getting better at combining machine learning and computer vision, but it's not just cars and drones that benefit from that. For instance, the same technology could be used to dramati...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget The best Christmas lights
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...
11:46 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget There's an app for in-flight 'flirting'
AirDates is a new app, currently in testing, that is positioning itself as Tinder for air travel, although it'll work on all forms of public transport. Users are encouraged to post their travel i...
11:41 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Tim Peake's space shuttle will live on at London's Science Museum
Tim Peake's voyage to the International Space Station (ISS) made plenty of headlines over the past year for good reason: he was the first British astronaut to explore space in over 20 years. Whil...
11:31 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Leap Motion will bring your hands into mobile VR
Leap Motion has been working on making your interactions in VR as realistic as possible, but it's only been available to desktop or console systems. Now, the company has expanded its scope to mob...
10:41 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Uber creates an AI lab to help fuel its self-driving dreams
If Uber is going to make its dreams of self-driving ridesharing cars a reality, it's going to need a lot of expertise in artificial intelligence... and it's taking big steps to make that hap...
10:22 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Google's Trusted Contacts app lets people know you're safe
In the event of an emergency, it's not always easy to notify people that you are safe. Google knows that, so it's created Trusted Contacts, a new app that can automatically share your status...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Oculus' Touch controllers are well worth the wait
The Oculus Rift proved that high-end VR has a place in your home, but so far it's lacked one major feature: motion controls. That's something both the HTC Vive and Sony PlayStation VR offere...
09:58 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Amazon Go is a grocery store with no checkout lines
It looks like those rumors of Amazon convenience stores were true. The online shopping giant unveiled Amazon Go today, its spin on brick and mortar retail. It uses computer vision, a whole bunch of se...
09:46 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Google and Elon Musk open their AI platforms to researchers
Artificial intelligence got a big push today as both Google and OpenAI announced plans to open-source their deep learning code. Elon Musk's OpenAI released Universe, a software platform that &quo...
09:28 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Scientists confirm twisty fusion device's odd magnetic fields
Now that the first large version of a extraordinarily complex, cruller-shaped stellarator fusion device is up and running, there's an overriding question: is it behaving the way scientists expect...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget The 'Death Stranding' trailer music is headed to vinyl
Hideo Kojima has the video game industry in a frenzy. The Metal Gear creator released a new teaser for his latest project, Death Stranding, to rapturous applause on Friday night at The Game Awards. It...
08:15 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Android Pay helps Brits keep track of their Tube spending
It might have been late to the party, but Google is determined to make Android Pay the de facto payment solution for non-iPhone users in the UK. An update going out "this week" will add some...
08:01 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Climate change could explain Mars' imposing topography
Mars has lots of water, but future astronauts won't exactly be able to scoop it into bottles -- it's generally trapped in ice deposits below the surface. Scientists from Penn State think cli...
07:02 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget EU to tech industry: Remove hate speech faster or we'll make you
Despite agreeing to crack down on the spread of hate speech across their networks earlier this year, four of the world's biggest technology companies aren't delivering on their promises, Reu...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, December 5, 2016
Yay, it's Monday morning!As we wonder where the heck we packed our touchscreen-friendly gloves, last weekend was brought to you by Virgin's new spaceship, NFL deciding to go easy on GIFs and...
04:52 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget Breakthrough Prize awards $25 million to science luminaries
In a ceremony dubbed the "Oscars of Science," the Breakthrough Foundation handed out over $25 million in prizes to physicists, life sciences researchers and mathematicians. Hosted by Morgan ...
04:40 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget The best Christmas movies on Amazon UK Prime Video
Not so long ago, the festive film choice on TV at Christmas involved a toss up between Mary Poppins and One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing. Now, Amazon Prime has a small but varied selection of festive h...
01:40 am -05 - Mon, December 5, 2016
Engadget 'Furi' brings its relentless fighting to the Xbox One
You no longer have to be picky about where and how you play Furi, The Game Bakers' distinctive (not to mention incredibly challenging) boss battler. The studio has released its indie darling on t...
11:03 pm -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget Survival smash 'The Flame in the Flood' comes to PS4 in January
The Flame in the Flood's distinctive approach to wilderness survival gaming was well-received when it reached PCs and the Xbox One earlier this year, so it's only natural that the game come ...
09:35 pm -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget 'MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries' revives a classic series in 2018
It's been a long, long time since there was a single-player game in the MechWarrior series -- 2002's MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries has been your only option if you didn't want to play onli...
08:02 pm -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget Netflix gives 'Luke Cage' a second season
Marvel must be feeling glad that it bet on a slew of internet-only superhero shows -- Netflix has confirmed that it's renewing Luke Cage for a second season. There's no mention of a date fo...
06:28 pm -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget Brains can recover some 'lost' memories
For the longest while, researchers believed that you could only preserve a memory in your brain if the relevant neurons were active. However, it now looks like this isn't always the case -- and t...
05:03 pm -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget Virgin Galactic's new spaceship completes its first glide test
Virgin Galactic just came much closer to resuming its dreams of private spaceflight in the wake of its tragic crash from 2014. The company has successfully conducted the first glide test flight for VS...
03:31 pm -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget Sean Parker team-up will use algorithms for cancer prevention
Napster co-founder Sean Parker's Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy isn't wasting much time putting technology to work in treating disease. It's partnering with the Cancer Research Ins...
01:56 pm -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget GoPro sells the Karma's stabilizer grip by itself for $300
No, you still can't buy GoPro's Karma drone in the wake of the recall, but you can get a taste of the technology that came in the box. GoPro has started selling the Karma Grip, the stabiliza...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget BenHeck visits the Portland Retro Gaming Expo
Join Ben as he leaves the workshop behind and goes on a journey to Portland's Retro Gaming Expo. There's little Ben loves more, and this time he's on the hunt for a copy of Road Rash fo...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget After Math: Weird science
It's been a strange week for the scientific arts. The speed of light might not be as stable as we thought, carbon nanotubes have been used to freeze boiling water, a bunch of schoolkids recreated...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget All all-electric submarine, and more in the week that was
Are personal submarines the vehicles of the future? This week Ortega Submersible launched an all-electric sub that allows three divers to fly through the sea. In other transportation news, a Swiss pil...
08:30 am -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the NES Classic Edition
The NES Classic is an easy sell: It's a $60 device that looks and feels like the original Nintendo Entertainment System, with a library of 30 popular games pre-loaded. It's also easy to set ...
02:29 am -05 - Sun, December 4, 2016
Engadget NFL loosens its policies on teams posting GIFs and videos
The NFL's current rules social media posts have been rather draconian, even after a recent rethink. Football teams couldn't post any video during the game window until the NFL made a sanctio...
11:10 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Trump defense secretary pick serves on Theranos' board
President-elect Trump's rapidly growing circle of advisers and cabinet members continues to raise eyebrows among the tech-savvy. The incoming leader has picked retired General James Mattis as his...
09:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Microsoft hopes your Windows PC can replace an Amazon Echo
If rumors are true, Microsoft may be one of the few major consumer tech giants that doesn't have a smart, voice-guided speaker in the works... but that doesn't mean it's sitting on its ...
08:01 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Panasonic's OLED-fighting LCD is meant for professionals
Panasonic's salad days in the consumer TV space are in its past, but today the company announced a new IPS display technology that might help it win back some of the professional market. Essentia...
06:27 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Apple letter offers a clue to its self-driving car plans
Apple's hopes of developing self-driving car technology have been a poorly kept secret for a while, and now it's coming clean. The company has sent a letter to the US' National Highway...
05:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget All the reveals from PlayStation Experience 2016
It definitely feels like Sony showed off more games during the PlayStation Experience keynote today than it did at E3. Which is pretty impressive, when you think about it. The show started out with a ...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our verdict on the new Surface Book
The 2016 Surface Book is a lot like last year's Surface Book, which we already really liked. So we recommend this one too, though the few flaws we noted last time remain as well. As ever, it'...
03:15 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Airbnb drops its lawsuit against New York
Some of Airbnb's larger US legal battles are winding down quickly. In the wake of a settlement with the state, the rental listings company is dropping a lawsuit against New York that fought a ban...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget The follow-up to 'Resogun' is a Hail Mary for arcade shooters
Housemarque, the Finnish developer behind Resogun and Dead Nation, hasn't had the best year.I visited its Helsinki headquarters back in September to see how the studio was following up Resogun, t...
02:18 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Ellie is all grown up in 'The Last of Us: Part II'
Sony closed out its PlayStation Experience keynote with the first trailer for The Last of Us: Part II, the sequel to Naughty Dog's breakout 2013 shooter. The stars of the original game, Joel and ...
01:36 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget 'Uncharted' is back on PS4 with 'The Lost Legacy'
There's a new Uncharted. Well, a new story chapter at least. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, from the looks of it, is a lot like The Last of Us: Left Behind. Meaning, it's a standalone story tha...
01:36 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget 'Wipeout' comes to the PS4 through the 'Omega Collection'
Have you been suffering from Wipeout withdrawal symptoms since getting a PS4? You can relax. Sony has revealed that Wipeout Omega Collection is coming to the PS4 with remastered versions of three game...
01:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget 'Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite' hits the PS4 in 2017
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite pits classic video game characters from franchises like Street Fighter and Mega Man against everyone's favorite superheroes from the Marvel universe. The debut trailer ...
01:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget 'Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite' hits PS4, XB1 and PC in 2017
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite pits classic video game characters from franchises like Street Fighter and Mega Man against everyone's favorite superheroes from the Marvel universe. The debut trailer ...
12:45 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Watch the PlayStation Experience keynote right here!
PlayStation Experience kicks off today in Anaheim, California, offering a weekend of gaming, Capcom and Call of Duty eSports tournaments, and plenty of news for fans of Sony's wares. The keynote ...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Recommended Reading: Should Facebook start fact-checking news?
Facebook Shouldn'tFact-CheckJessica Lessin,The New York TimesHow should Facebook combat fake news? The company isn't sure yet, but one tech journalist argues fact-checking isn't the ans...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget Six amazing all-electric motorcycles
Zero-emissions cars are popping up left and right, but motorcycle design has been a little late to the game. Yet, all-electric motorcycles and are zooming down the streets in increasing numbers. With ...
10:21 am -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget ESA will fund ExoMars 2020 despite Schiaparelli's demise
The ExoMars mission will live on despite the Schiaparelli's lander unfortunate mishap. At a meeting in Switzerland, European Space Agency's member countries have agreed to set aside &eur...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Crowdsourcing the space poop problem
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA and HeroX are asking for help from the public to try to create a bathroom that can be used for up to six days, inside space suits. Previously astronauts have worn...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, December 3, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorDecember's here, and that means the holidays have kicked into overdrive as companies everywhere hope that it's their gear you'll be giving. Google, however, has ma...
10:52 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget The first 4K NBA broadcast in the US happens tomorrow on DirecTV
NBA fans in the US will get their first chance to check out a live game in 4K Ultra HD on Saturday night when the Utah Jazz visit the Denver Nuggets. The broadcast will be available via DirecTV if you...
10:52 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget The first 4K NBA broadcast in the US happens tonight on DirecTV
NBA fans in the US will get their first chance to check out a live game in 4K Ultra HD on Saturday night when the Utah Jazz visit the Denver Nuggets. The broadcast will be available via DirecTV if you...
09:27 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Microsoft expands its accessibility efforts on Windows 10
Microsoft is keen on making sure people with disabilities can use their products, and next year it's only going to expand upon that directive. It starts with some big additions to Windows 10 and ...
07:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Facebook could fight fake news with curated articles
The proliferation of fake news on its network has haunted Facebook since the presidential election. Initially downplaying its impact, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come around to start speaking on the socia...
06:48 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Cybersecurity commission calls for increased investment and innovation
In April, President Obama officially formed the The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity to examine the country's electronic vulnerabilities in the wake of high-profile hacks like that ...
06:17 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Amazon's new Snowmobile collects data instead of blasting through powder
Moving large amounts of electronically stored data is both difficult and time consuming. Current internet technology limits how quickly data can be transferred using the internet. While a few pictures...
05:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Republican congressmen question value of asteroid redirect mission
A pair of Republican congressmen, both of whom sit on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, contacted NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday, requesting more information from the...
05:06 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Hulu is now offering its originals and Bond in 4K
Streaming service, Hulu is making sure your next 4K UHD TV has content. That is as long as you're a super fan of James Bond or enjoy its library of originals. Also you're going to need a Xbo...
04:37 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget FCC accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality
The FCC has a few things to say about AT&amp;T and Verizon's takes on net neutrality. Jon Wilkins, the commission's chief of wireless telecommunication, wrote separate letters to both te...
04:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget 2016 claims another victim: Your privacy
In a blow to privacy on par with the Patriot Act, changes to the rules around warrants grant the US government unprecedented hacking powers in any jurisdiction, and on as many devices as they want.The...
03:55 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Professional football is the latest victim of a giant data leak
Big data leaks are becoming more and more common, and today another massive victim has been revealed: professional soccer (or football, if you live anywhere but the US). German publication Der Spiegel...
03:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget The Atlas robot is getting better at chasing you down
Boston Dynamics' upright-and-walking-on-two-legs Atlas robot is a slightly terrifying while simultaneously an amazing piece of technology. But during its initial demos the DARPA-funded automaton ...
02:56 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget MIT's AI figured out how humans recognize faces
It appears machines may already be catching up to humans, at least in the world of computational biology. A team of researchers at the MIT-based Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) found that...
02:29 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Foxconn exec faces 10 years for stealing 5,700 iPhones
A senior manager at Foxconn, the company that makes Apple's iPhone handsets, is facing 10 years incarceration after being charged with the theft of 5,700 iPhones valued at nearly $1.5 million. Ac...
02:14 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: D'oh!
As a die-hard Simpsons fan, I have been really excited about FXXs 600 episode marathon but I think I vastly underestimated the stamina it was going to take to get through thirteen days worth of the lo...
01:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Facebook exec says it has 'a responsibility' to fight fake news
After a barrage of criticism over fake news stories on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that over 99 percent of content on the site was authentic. Zuckerberg has since backed off that sentiment slig...
12:54 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Climate change could spark major humanitarian crisis, experts say
We hear about the continued effects of climate change all the time, but The Guardian reports military experts have another warning. The group said that even if the rise in global warming is held under...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Why didn't Google make Chromebooks a priority this holiday season?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. As such, Google, Microsoft and Apple have all revealed their latest and greatest to get shoppers ope...
12:17 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget UberPool coverage area doubles in London
Previously only available in more central parts of London, Uber's ridesharing option has been expanded to cover the entirety of zone 3 today. The catchment area for UberPool, which was first offe...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Learning and STEM toys we love
By Courtney Schley 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 p...
11:40 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Intel and Amazon team up to help developers build Alexa devices
At this week's Amazon Web Services conference re:Invent, the online retailer revealed two smart home initiatives that are getting a big hand from Intel. First, Intel built a reference design for ...
11:20 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget The House Science Committee is retweeting bad science
The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology was roundly criticized for retweeting an opinion-laced, misleading Breitbart News story on climate change. Titled "Global temperatures plunge....
11:00 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the new MacBook Pro
Good news: Apple finally revamped the MacBook Pro, after sticking with the same design for more than four years. The bad news: It's not quite the notebook we at Engadget had been waiting for. Tho...
10:40 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Google Chrome now defaults to HTML5 for most sites
Google proposed making HTML5 the default over Flash in its Chrome browser back in May. With the latest release, Chrome 55, the company has nearly completed the transition. Chrome now defaults to HTML5...
10:20 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Cybercrime network 'Avalanche' shut down in global sting
A mammoth cybercrime network known as Avalanche has been shut down, following a four-year investigation by German police and a coordinated strike by Europol, the FBI and agencies in many other countri...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 16: Feds Watching
Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about the week's biggest tech news, including Nike's new self-lacing shoes, Netlix�...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Pinchers more powerful than dog jaws
Today on In Case You Missed It: Scientists looking into the strength of the pinchers in Coconut crabs found that they exert a force of 3,300 Newtons, which is more than the average dog's jaw and...
08:45 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Drone Assist app tells UK pilots where it's safe to fly
One of the trickier aspects of drone ownership is knowing where it's okay to fly. Some places are obvious -- you should avoid airports, for instance -- while others can be a little more ambiguous...
08:31 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Plex can pull media from Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive
Plex has added support for Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox to its Plex Cloud service. The original idea with the service, which debuted in beta this September, was to void the need for a dedicated ...
08:01 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget AngelList buys tech discovery site Product Hunt
Product Hunt's discovery site for genuinely useful technology has been bought by AngelList. The terms of the deal weren't disclosed, however Recode is putting the number at around $20 millio...
07:05 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Chemists officially add new elements to the periodic table
Kids have to memorize four new elements, now that the powers that be in the world of chemistry have expanded the periodic table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has accepted the ...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, December 2, 2016
Congratulations, it's Friday!Before you configure a new Chevy Bolt, check out all the highlights and trailers from last night's videogame awards show or wax nostalgic about manual transmissi...
04:24 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget LG promotes its Home Appliance boss to Chief Executive
After a couple of rough quarters for its mobile phone division, LG announced today that it will promote Jo Seong-jin, the head of its profitable Home Appliance business, to the role of Vice Chairman a...
02:33 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Everything you missed from 'The Game Awards'
Each year that Geoff Keighley's Game Awards distances itself from its SpikeTV past, it gets subsequently less embarrassing to watch. And without a doubt, The Game Awards 2016 was the best show ye...
12:57 am -05 - Fri, December 2, 2016
Engadget Motorola isn't making a new smartwatch anytime soon
We might not see a successor to the 2015 Moto 360 in the near future, or even at all. Motorola and its parent company Lenovo have confirmed to The Verge that they're not working on a new smartwat...
11:28 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget The White House goes augmented reality with new '1600' app
Following the breakout success of Pok&eacute;mon Go, the White House is apparently looking to capitalize on the sudden interest in augmented reality. A new, official White House app called 1600 al...
10:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget 'Guardians of the Galaxy' gets the Telltale Games treatment
Telltale Games is taking its episodic style out into the galaxy. The Guardians of the Galaxy, that is. Details are scant at the moment, but in a statement, the developer's Kevin Bruner says that,...
09:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Former 'League of Legends' developers unveil 'Dauntless'
Jesse Houston, Sean Bender and Robin Mayne founded Phoenix Labs in 2014 after leaving League of Legends studio Riot Games, and they staffed their independent venture with folks from the Mass Effect te...
09:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Nikola unveils its hydrogen-powered semi-truck
It's not just passenger vehicles that are moving away from gasoline, big rigs are also saying goodbye to fossil fuels. In Salt Lake City today the hydrogen-powered Nikola One long haul truck was ...
08:56 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget 'Bulletstorm' is back, baby
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition takes the blood, brutality and bone-shattering moves from the original 2011 shooter and beefs it all up on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, due to land on April 7th, 2017...
08:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Watch The Game Awards right here!
It's time for The Game Awards and you can watch the show right here on this page! Games like Uncharted 4, Firewatch and Inside are up for some pretty big accolades, but that's not all that&#...
07:42 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Twitter acquihires a new VP of product focused on connections
The latest update in Twitter's executive shuffle is the arrival of a new VP of Product, Keith Coleman. The ex-Googler arrives by way of acquisition, as Twitter is absorbing his company, Yes, Inc....
07:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Interpol is using AI to hunt down child predators online
The FBI may have scored a big win with operation Playpen, which helped dismantle a ring of TOR-based pedophiles and prosecute its members (thanks, Rule 41), but that was just one battle in the ongoing...
06:47 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Prescription lenses for Snapchat Spectacles start at $99
Snapchat's video-recording Spectacles are super cool, but for folks who need prescription glasses they're just another tech accessory that they can't wear comfortably. Until now. The fi...
06:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget High school students open-source Shkreli's pricey HIV drug
Australian high school students have done "a little Breaking Bad" by synthesizing and effectively open-sourcing the drug famously hiked 5,000 percent in price by "pharma bro" Marti...
05:50 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $200 on a 55-inch Sony 4K 3D Smart TV
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...
05:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget 53 Oculus Rift titles will support Touch controllers at launch
We're less than a week away from the December 6th release of the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers, and it looks like lucky Rift owners will have plenty of reasons to use them. Oculus just an...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget How an obscure rule lets law enforcement search any computer
With today's amendments to Rule 41, the statute that regulates legal search and seizure, the US Department of Justice has a new weapon to fight cyber crime -- but it's a double-edged sword. ...
04:48 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget iPhone classic 'Tiny Wings' gets news levels and Apple TV app
Tiny Wings is one of the best iPhone games ever. It's a great example of a developer making something that wouldn't make sense on any other platform, and it's a game equally suited to p...
04:48 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget iPhone classic 'Tiny Wings' gets new levels and Apple TV app
Tiny Wings is one of the best iPhone games ever. It's a great example of a developer making something that wouldn't make sense on any other platform, and it's a game equally suited to p...
04:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget CBS All Access will stream NFL games starting this weekend
Starting Sunday, December 4th, CBS All Access subscribers will be able to stream weekend and Thursday night NFL action through the service. The network announced today that it agreed to terms with the...
03:58 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget France jailed a man for visiting pro-ISIS websites
France's mercurial relationship with technology and the internet is in the news once again. This time it's because a man was going to pro-ISIS websites with regularity. Facing a two year sen...
03:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget GDC will host its own video game art gallery next year
E3 has the Into the Pixel art gallery for video game concept art, and now the annual Game Developers Conference is trying its hand at one. Called "Art Boss," it's a collaboration with t...
03:08 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook turns to AI to identify offensive Live streams
Facebook is doing its best to explain artificial intelligence through a new video series, but the social network wants to put AI to use for policing livestreams as well. The company's director of...
02:47 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Motorola adds a Mophie battery and a car dock to its pile of Mods
Motorola's magnetic Mods are the reason to own a Moto Z, and the company just pulled back the curtain on two more of them. If the existing bolt-on batteries weren't big enough for you, a new...
02:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Refs will wear GoPros for Fox's Big Ten championship broadcast
During this weekend's Big Ten football championship game, Fox Sports will offer fans a different kind of on-field views during its coverage of the match-up. When Wisconsin and Penn State take the...
02:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget IHeartRadio app gets on-demand features through Napster partnership
Massive conglomerate IHeartRadio, which owns over 800 radio stations in the US, is getting into the on-demand music streaming market, just as it promised earlier this year. The company just added two ...
01:56 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Airbnb will limit Amsterdam rentals to 60 days a year
One of the sticks that is used to beat Airbnb with is that the company cares nought for social cohesion or its effect upon communities. That's why it's big news to see that the home-sharing ...
01:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget The slow death of the manual transmission
I've never owned a car with an automatic transmission. From my 1969 Datsun 2000 roadster to the 2011 Mini Countryman S that currently sits in my garage, I've had a long line of vehicles that...
01:20 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Just Eat starts delivering takeaways by autonomous robot
Just Eat has today laid claim to delivering the first takeaway meal by autonomous robot. The online ordering company has been working with Starship Technologies since July, testing the latter's &...
01:16 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Russian resupply ship destroyed en route to International Space Station
During what is normally a routine resupply run to the International Space Station on Thursday, Russian ground control lost contact with its delivery vehicle, the Progress MS-04, which has now been con...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Discogs' vinyl app offers more info on artists, labels and releases
Discogs' vinyl-tracking app has been available for everyone since February, but today the company revealed an update for the iOS version. The redesign is primarily focused on serving up more deta...
12:47 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget 'OK Google' is finally coming to Android Auto
The major selling point of Android Auto is that it brings smartphone-like apps and services to your vehicle. Google Maps, access to music and weather updates are now taken for granted, but it's r...
12:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Amazon lets Prime members add HBO and Cinemax to their plans
Amazon already offered Prime subscribers the ability to add streaming services to their account and today it tacked on two more big names. If you're willing to pay a few extra dollars a month, yo...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Korg's fun-to-use Electribe sequencers pack big features into a tiny frame
Creating music has become incredibly easy thanks to computers and low-cost (sometimes free) software. For example: Using just a MacBook and GarageBand, aspiring rock gods can pump out the jams without...
11:43 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Apple is reportedly using drones to improve Maps
Apple is putting a team together that will capture mapping data using drones to supplement its camera-equipped minivans, Bloomberg says. While its Maps app is no longer the butt of jokes, Apple report...
11:21 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Caltech fires up LIGO to hunt for more gravitational waves
Nearly a year after LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, made physics history this past February, Caltech researchers have finally finished upgrading its capabilities and are...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Movie studio Annapurna Pictures now makes games
Annapurna Pictures, the production company behind blockbuster films like Her and Zero Dark Thirty, announced today that it will publish and produce games as Annapurna Interactive. It's no secret ...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Facebook wants to demystify AI
Though movies and TV shows would have us believe that artificial intelligence means machines rising up against us, the truth is much more benign. Indeed, many of us use AI on a regular basis: Just ask...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a smart home surveillance kit courtesy of Synology!
What's the cat doing? Did I leave the window open? Who's been eating my cereal? Keeping track of your pets and home security is easier than ever, and with Synology's latest Surveillance...
10:38 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget ULA justifies pricey space launches with 'RocketBuilder' site
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V is the world's most reliable rocket, with a 100 percent mission success rate over 67 total missions. However, at a base launch rate of $109 million, it�...
10:19 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget 'Ark: Survival Evolved' stomps its way onto PS4 next week
After a lengthy wait, PS4 owners will finally be able to play Ark: Survival Evolved this week, with the game launching on December 6th. Since the game became a runaway success on Steam in 2015, PS4 ow...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the Surface Studio
Arguably the most interesting computer released this year wasn't an ultra-thin laptop or even a tablet hybrid -- it was a desktop computer. The Surface Studio is hardly the first all-in-one deskt...
09:42 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' gets cross-platform multiplayer this weekend
Since the dawn of time, comment sections have had vicious debates on which gamers own the superior platform. This weekend, Microsoft are giving them the opportunity to put their K/D where their mouths...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: Eye surgery, bot style
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Axsis microsurgery robot is designed to work remotely so that doctors can more minutely control the removal of cataracts. The machine can't cut too deeply int...
09:01 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Don't get the vinyl 'Gremlins' soundtrack re-issue wet
Mondo is a music and memorabilia store that's making a name for itself with sumptuous vinyl soundtrack re-issues of classic film and game scores. The company may have outdone itself this time wit...
08:45 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget The best Christmas movies on Netflix UK
Christmas isn't Christmas if you're not spending a good few hours of watching films. The terrestrial channels, joined by Sky, often offer a varied selection of festive movies, but thanks to ...
08:29 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Chevy beats Tesla to a sub $30,000 long-range EV
Oregon and California residents can now price very own electric car with an EPA range of 238 miles for under $30,000. Chevy's pricing configurator for its Bolt EV is now online, and as expected, ...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Plex's new Kodi plugin lets you enjoy the best of both worlds
If you've dabbled with building your own media center, it's likely that you will have encountered Plex or Kodi. Both started life as offshoots of the famed XBMC software, but over time their...
07:45 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget The National Lottery was not hacked
Camelot yesterday reported that a few days prior, it had noticed unusual activity on a number of online National Lottery accounts. Roughly 26,500 of 9.5 million accounts are thought to have been compr...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Reddit CEO apologizes for editing users' comments
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has publicly apologized for editing comments cursing him out. If you'll recall the CEO edited posts that contained "fuck Spez" and replaced his Reddit username ...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Welcome to December!Today Nikes start lacing themselves, Netflix cuts the cord and the FBI's reach just got a lot longer....
04:30 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget US lead on AI will shrink without more funding and education
Over a month ago, the White House released a report exploring AI's promises and challenges. Today, climate change denier and Senator Ted Cruz, head of the Senate's Space, Science and Competi...
03:00 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget B&O brings noise cancellation to its wireless over-ear headphones
Bang &amp; Olufsen debuted its wireless over-ear headphones over two years ago and despite offering active noise cancellation (ANC) for its on-ear model, the Beoplay H7 lacked that important featu...
01:46 am -05 - Thu, December 1, 2016
Engadget Tor exploit targeted visitors to a Dark Web child porn site
Word has been circulating of a security exploit being used to compromise Tor Browser users, and we now know who some of the targets are. Motherboard has learned that the JavaScript-based attack was u...
11:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget The EU plans to cut 30 percent of its energy usage by 2030
Even if the forthcoming Trump administration doesn't take climate change seriously, the European Union plans to slash its energy usage by nearly a third by the year 2030. By the terms of the Pari...
11:07 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Fitbit is reportedly buying Pebble
Pebble might only live on in our memories and Fitbit's devices in the future. According to The Information, Fitbit is buying smartwatch maker Pebble for an undisclosed amount. An anonymous source...
08:47 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Starz pulls Spotify music streaming into its apps
The pairing of Spotify and Starz in a single app seems odd, but it's happening anyway. Subscribers to the premium channel who use its mobile app (via a direct subscription or participating cable ...
07:49 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget America's fourth-largest cable co. will offer 10Gbps fiber
Altice USA may not be the most recognized ISP name out there, but the country's fourth-largest provider is about to get a big upgrade over the next five years or so. According to the company'...
06:53 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Apple's renewed fight against AIDS includes new iPhone cases
Apple has made a tradition of marking World AIDS Day with a campaign to donate to the Product (RED) charity, and it's going the extra mile for its 10th year of support. On top of the company...
06:02 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget It's the beginning of the end for NASA's Cassini spacecraft
Cassini is officially, irrevocably in its final year of existence. The NASA spacecraft has been capturing lovely images and collecting samples of Saturn and its orbiting objects since 2004, but today ...
05:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget 'Halo 5' is getting an eSports reality TV show
Microsoft really wants to make a big deal out of competitive Halo 5 gaming, and it's taking an unusual route to get there. The company's 343 Industries and Electronic Sports League have reac...
05:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Netflix's offline viewing mode was inevitable
The ability to finally download Netflix videos came as a surprise this morning. After all, it's the same company that just a few years ago said that offline support was "never going to happe...
04:52 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget NES Classic wireless receiver solves the short cord problem
We love almost everything about Nintendo's adorable NES Classic Edition, but there's still one major downside. There's no way around it: Those short controller cables are a major buzzki...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Senate fails to stop FBI's expanded hacking authority
So much for that bipartisan Senate bid to prevent the FBI from gaining expanded hacking powers. Senators Ron Wyden, Chris Coons and Steve Daines have failed to block changes to the US' criminal ...
04:03 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Geohot open-sources his semi-autonomous car technology
George "Geohot" Hotz's semi-autonomous driving add-on, Comma One, didn't work out as planned. However, that doesn't mean the underlying technology will never see the light of...
03:40 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget 'Red Dead Redemption' is coming to PlayStation 4 December 6th
Red Dead Redemption 2 may not arrive until next fall, but next week you'll be able to play both its predecessor and Undead Nightmare on PlayStation 4 and PC. Thanks to PlayStation Now streaming, ...
03:17 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget The Gate one-ups other smart locks with a built-in camera
Smart door locks and deadbolts allow you to let anyone in your house from anywhere with an internet connection, but how many enable you to ensure the identity of the person entering? Some smart locks,...
02:45 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget EPA could lock in emissions rules before Trump takes office
The EPA and the Obama administration set lofty goals for lowering vehicle greenhouse gas emissions back in 2012. Under those terms, US automakers would have until 2025 to double fuel efficiency to 54....
02:23 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Android malware skews Google Play ratings by installing apps
Malware writers haven't stopped trying to game app rankings through bogus app installs. Researchers at Check Point have identified a new strain of the longstanding Ghost Push malware, Googlian, t...
01:55 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget The Moto Z series could get Google's world-sensing Tango tech
Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro might be the first smartphone out there with Google's Tango technology, but other parts of the company are interested too. While addressing press at an event in Chicago, ...
01:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget A first look at Nike's self-lacing HyperAdapt sneakers
More than eight months after introducing the HyperAdapt 1.0, Nike is finally making its highly anticipated self-lacing shoes available to the public. The sneaker costs a whopping $720 and is pitched a...
01:18 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Make your own Moments with Twitter's mobile apps
Back in September, Twitter opened up Moments and gave anyone the ability to create a narrative with a collection of tweets. Since then, the story-curating feature has only been available on the web. T...
12:54 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Facebook shuts off Prisma's live video support
If you're a Prisma fan, you were likely heartbroken when the AI-driven art app lost its Facebook Live streaming feature. Why did it go almost as soon as it arrived? Now we know. The Prisma team t...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget 12 gifts for tireless tinkerers
They say the best gifts are the ones you make yourself. But that doesn't necessarily mean you, the gifter, needs to be doing the assembly. Sometimes the giftee will enjoy building their own prese...
12:13 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget NASA's Antarctica balloons will study cosmic rays and neutrinos
Antarctica is ideal for launching high-altitude science balloons this time of year. You not only get non-stop sunlight (ideal for solar power), but wind patterns that keep those balloons over land. ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget 'League of Legends' is about to change and it's all your fault
League of Legends players should probably give up on the idea of a game editor. Riot Games lead designer Greg Street hates to slam the door on any particular idea, but he's fairly confident that ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget YouTube adds 4K support for livestreams
After countless Black Friday 4K TV deals, it seems YouTube is looking to christen a lot of shiny new 4K displays. From today YouTube users will be able to stream standard and 360-degree video content ...
11:50 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget London Mayor commits to greener bus fleet
As part of ongoing efforts to curb pollution in the capital, London Mayor Sadiq Khan today announced that all new single-decker buses for the centre of town will be zero-emissions vehicles, and that n...
11:42 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget ESA tests ExoMars orbiter's cameras and instruments
ExoMars might have lost the Schiaparelli lander, but the mission is far from being a failure: its Trace Gas Orbiter probe is working just fine. The probe spent two orbits, from November 20th to the 28...
11:21 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget 'Distant' is the next game from the 'Alto's Adventure' team
Built By Snowman, creator of Alto's Adventure, has revealed the first trailer for Distant, a game it's creating in partnership with Australian indie firm Slingshot &amp; Satchel. The vid...
11:10 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget BFI to digitise 100,000 old TV shows before they disappear
The British Film Institute (BFI) has a plan in motion to save old, at-risk TV programmes stored on obsolete video formats. As part of a new five-year strategy, the organisation has vowed to digitise a...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the PS4 Pro
It's going to be another year yet before Microsoft ships its next-gen console, codenamed "Scorpio." So for the next 12 months, then, the most powerful gaming console you'll be able...
10:35 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Yelp wants you to add a 'Yelfie' to your restaurant reviews
After letting its users virtually queue up for restaurants with a previous update, now Yelp wants them to put a face to the person behind each star-rating. With the service's amateur reviews shap...
10:09 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget In IBM's future, Watson will be your doctor
IBM is working on a way to make its Watson supercomputer a far more effective medical tool for flesh-and-blood doctors. The company wants to use the platform to analyze medical imaging data to learn w...
09:48 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget GoPro cuts jobs and closes its entertainment division
GoPro has been facing tough times lately, and that's unfortunately translating to layoffs. The action camera maker is cutting 15 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring move, includin...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget ICYMI: The DroneGun aims to patrol the skies
Today on In Case You Missed It: DroneShield has been touring airports across the country to test out its DroneGun, a rifle-sized UAV jammer that disables a drones' GPS and GLONASS positioning fro...
09:18 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Netflix says it is finally adding offline playback
Netflix has long said that it had no intention of ever offering an offline playback mode for when you're stuck on an airplane or anywhere else with no internet connection. But it seems like the c...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Digitize your doodles with an e-reader you can draw on
No matter how useful a tablet can be, for many, nothing can beat the versatility of paper. Well, paper-loving reader, it might be time to re-think those analog allegiances as reMarkable has just unvei...
08:31 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Farming sim 'Stardew Valley' is coming to Nintendo Switch
Ever looked out of your window, longing for the chance to yield the greatest crops known to man? Well, Stardew Valley might just be the game for you. After becoming a runaway success on Steam earlier ...
08:02 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget NASA is developing better gears to make tougher robots
Any robot NASA sends to harsh, distant worlds has to be tougher than garden-variety machines. Since every component has to be able to withstand extreme conditions, a team of researchers over at NASA&#...
07:01 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Lucid Motors building $700 million EV factory in Arizona
Lucid Motors (formerly Atieva) has revealed that its upcoming EV, recently unveiled in Los Angeles, will be built in Casa Grande, Arizona. The Phoenix suburb will host the $700 million factory, which ...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Take a trip to Super Mario World on MDMA while touching an Echo. It's Wednesday, where hackers are the ones getting hacked and the Internet Archive needs a Ca...
05:34 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Virgin Media readies itself for the future with the V6 box
After months of teasing, Virgin Media has finally lifted the lid on what it believes will help it move "from cable TV to connected entertainment." At the heart of its new proposition is the ...
04:40 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' cleared in false advertising investigation
No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has emerged from a marketing investigation unscathed. The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has spent the last two months examining claims that the game...
03:03 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget AI will shape health care plans for US veterans
American veterans needing health care are about to get help from an unusual source: artificial intelligence. The Department of Veterans Affairs and Flow Health have forged a 5-year alliance that will ...
01:23 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget Steam will tell you what games work with OSVR
Steam has added an official badge to games on the platform that will work with Razer's OSVR headset. Much like the visual designation for titles compatible with Oculus Rift and the company's...
12:01 am -05 - Wed, November 30, 2016
Engadget DirecTV Now is a good start for AT&T, but nothing truly original
If you've seen Sling TV or PlayStation Vue in action, AT&amp;T's DirecTV Now streaming service won't offer up many surprises. Like the competition, it'll let you stream live TV...