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11:08 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Lead an army of cartoon heroes in Epic's latest game
Epic Games announced Battle Breakers, its new free-to-play title for mobile and PC, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The game looks like a Saturday-morning cartoon, complete with la...
10:17 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget One billion hours of YouTube are watched every day
It's easy to track YouTube's most popular metric: Check the counter below any video to see how many times it's been played. It's harder to know how long viewers watch, which YouTub...
09:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Porsche Design reveals a Windows 2-in-1 convertible
Porsche Design had another Mobile World Congress revelation besides a limited edition version of Huawei's Watch 2. The design group has also announced a laptop-tablet convertible and detachable h...
09:27 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Non-profit aims to preserve the hidden history of video games
It's relatively easy for developers to preserve classic video games through emulators, museums, remasters and retro consoles. But what about the culture that surrounded it, such as ads, boxes, ma...
09:06 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget 'Hearthstone' gets first expansion of the year in early April
It doesn't take much to set video game fans down rumor rabbit holes these days, but in this case, hints about Hearthstone's first expansion in 2017 were correct. Blizzard has officially anno...
08:46 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon is teaching Alexa to distinguish different voices
For all of Alexa's many skills, one major thing Amazon's voice assistant is currently missing is the ability to distinguish who is actually speaking to it. According to a new report from Tim...
08:16 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Horizon Zero Dawn,' 'Moonlight'
This week's big premieres are Horizon Zero Dawn on the PS4, and Nintendo's Switch console. If you're not pulled in by open-world charms or Joycons, then remember Planet Earth II is cont...
07:43 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Visit NASA's newly discovered planets in 'Elite: Dangerous'
Sadly, it's unlikely that you'll ever visit the Trappist-1 system's newly-discovered Earth-sized planets in your lifetime... not unless someone develops near-light speed travel, anyway....
07:20 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Here's what you missed from the MWC 2017 press events
All the big press conferences here at MWC 2017 are finally over, and that means it's time to bring you all the news and reports of the quirkiest developments on the show floor. But in case you ha...
07:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Fox tests auto-downloading movies onto your phone
Wouldn't you like it if newish movies trickle-downloaded onto your phone when you weren't looking so you could watch them later? That's the concept behind an experiment being carried ou...
06:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Sensor turns on a cop's body camera when their gun is pulled
Years after high-profile police shootings pressured departments across the country to adopt body cameras, results have been mixed. The increased accountability expected from their rollout has been mar...
06:17 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Connected teddy bears leaked kids' voices online
When Germany banned a connected doll over security concerns, it wasn't being overly cautious. As it turns out, there's a textbook example of what happens when toy data privacy goes horribly...
05:40 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Takata pleads guilty to fraud in faulty airbag cover-up
Japanese auto parts maker Takata has formally pled guilty in federal court today to a criminal fraud charge stemming from its cover-up of millions of faulty airbags. As part of the guilty plea, Takata...
05:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Was that 'Moonlight' Oscar mix-up caused by a tweet?
By now, you've probably seen the video from last night: Warren Beatty looking confused holding an envelope and card that didn't match what he expected, Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong winn...
04:51 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget SpaceX is sending two private citizens around the moon in 2018
It's been a long time since humans orbited the moon -- but Elon Musk's SpaceX is going to try and change that next year. The company just announced that two private citizens approached Space...
04:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Control your home with a gorgeous wooden remote
If you're looking for an attractive way to control your smart home, this minimalist, carved-wood multipurpose remote might fit the bill. It's called the Turn Touch, and it's pulled in a...
04:11 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Uber's SVP of engineering resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment
Uber's highly regarded SVP of engineering Amit Singhal has been asked to leave the company after reports emerged that he was involved in a sexual harassment case while he was still employed at Go...
03:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Boston Dynamics officially reveals its rolling 'Handle' robot
We got a preview of Boston Dynamics' latest "helper" thanks to offscreen video leaked from a presentation, but now the company is ready to let us meet Handle. Unlike its previous robots...
03:28 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget We're live from GDC 2017 in San Francisco!
The 2017 Game Developers Conference is happening this week in San Francisco, and we're here to keep you up to date on all the latest news from the event. Like last year, companies such as HTC and...
03:06 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Huawei is considering cell towers that wirelessly charge drones
Huawei's big news at MWC was, of course, the P10 handset and a new watch. The company does have its fingers in other pies, though, and one of those is the drone game. Far away from the exhibition...
02:54 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Mozilla buys Pocket, an app for saving articles
More than one save-it-for-later service is finding a new owner these days -- Mozilla has acquired Read It Later, the developer behind Pocket. The service will be treated as a product separate from (bu...
02:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget LG is working on a VR headset with Valve
LG is teaming up with video game developer Valve to create a head-mounted virtual reality device that uses SteamVR tracking technology. This places LG in direct competition with HTC, which teamed up w...
02:24 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget 'MythBusters' revival gets its new hosts
The original MythBusters show ended with a bang, but Discovery was quick to plan a reboot and launch a reality show competition (Science Channel's MythBusters: The Search) to find replacements fo...
02:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile upgrades its unlimited plan again to one-up AT&T
T-Mobile added HD video streaming and 10GB of LTE hotspot tethering to its unlimited One plan earlier this month, possibly as a response to Verizon's new unlimited data plan. Yes, the mobile carr...
01:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget FCC chairman says his agency won't review AT&T's Time Warner purchase
Last month, AT&amp;T revealed how it might structure its deal to acquire Time Warner without having to go through FCC review. The communications giant noted that it "anticipated that Time War...
01:20 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget MediaTek's revamped 10-core chip will be hitting phones in Q2
MediaTek's first 10-core chips, the Helio X20 and X25, didn't exactly storm the smartphone market last year, but the company isn't ready to give up just yet. Following MediaTek's i...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget A first look at Gear VR's motion controller
Samsung and Oculus are making sure the Gear VR keeps up with Google's DayDream VR platform. The two companies announced a new version of the mobile headset and it now comes with a controller. In ...
12:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget MWC's best phones head-to-head: It's (mostly) about the display
While flagships may have been scarce at MWC this year, there were still more than a few notable smartphone announcements early in the week. We've put the biggest ones so far in a handy chart so y...
12:17 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's next video original is a smash British TV series
Netflix isn't the only streaming service that can snap up a popular British TV show. Amazon has revealed that season two of Fortitude, Sky's well-received Arctic thriller, will be one of it...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget The charity that wants video game karts in every hospital
In many ways, Jonathan Watson is like other 11-year-olds. He does his homework, dreams of becoming a doctor and plays video games when he can. Depending on the day, his favorite is either Minecraft or...
11:46 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget On Facebook, love reactions triumph over hate
Ever since Facebook introduced reactions a year ago, there's been a lingering question: which reactions rule? At last, we know... although you can probably guess the answer. Facebook tells Select...
11:28 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook's new video app launches on Samsung smart TVs
Facebook recently confirmed that rumors of a video streaming app were real, and now owners of Samsung's 2017 QLED 4K TVs can download it. As the company said on Valentine's Day, it's fo...
11:15 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Watch Sony's Xperia MWC press event in under 5 minutes
Sony invited us to their MWC booth to run down a few announcements in the span of about 30 minutes. Since you might not have a half hour to dedicate to catching the full video, so we've distilled...
11:01 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Let's play 'Horizon Zero Dawn'
This is the strangest death I've suffered in Horizon Zero Dawn. I can handle taking a laser beam to the face from a gigantic metal bobcat or being knocked to the ground by an overzealous robot ve...
10:48 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Comcast X1 boxes will get a YouTube app later this year
Last year Comcast added Netflix streaming to its X1 platform, and in 2017 YouTube will be next. Once the app is released later this year, customers will be able to search YouTube via text or with the ...
10:32 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget The sequel to 'Shadow of Mordor' arrives August 22nd
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of the most important blockbuster games of 2014, proving that an open-world title set in a very familiar fantasy world could still feel fresh and innovative. And...
10:15 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Roborace unwraps its driverless electric car
The team behind Roborace has taken a big step towards introducing a fully driverless racing competition. At a press conference in Barcelona, chief executive Denis Sverdlov and chief designer Daniel Si...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Akai brings its iMPC music production app to Android devices
Akai's iOS-friendly iMPC app has been giving musicians and producers a much more mobile version of its MPC (Music Production Center) hardware for a while now. During MWC this week, the company is...
09:52 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget K-pop and VR at MWC is sensory overload
I expected MWC to be a roller-coaster ride of emotions, but I wasn't quite anticipating getting on a literal one (albeit in VR) here at the show. When Korea Telecom (KT) offered up a chance to pa...
09:44 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Jolla's Android alternative is coming to Sony Xperia phones
If you're a fan of Jolla (a mobile platform that's part Linux, part Android and loosely based on Nokia's MeeGo project), good news. The company has announced it will be releasing an off...
09:39 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Sony's Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra round out its mid-range lineup
With a 4K screen and Snapdragon 835 chip, the new Xperia XZ Premium has plenty of appeal, but there's probably a reason Sony didn't mention the price. Luckily, at MWC 2017 it also unveiled t...
09:30 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Watch Samsung's MWC 2017 event in under 15 minutes
Samsung's MWC 2017 press conference opened with quality control assurances before moving on to the Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Book and a new Gear VR. We save you the trouble of watching an hour-long v...
09:15 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Twitch goes after Steam with direct game sales
Twitch has a dilemma -- it can get you fired up about a game, but then you've got to head off to Steam or another site when it comes time to buy (insert sad trombone sound). However, the Amazon-o...
09:09 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Oppo's clever, zooming dual camera was inspired by periscopes
The dual-camera craze is real at Mobile World Congress, but Oppo decided to break from the pack with its own, very clever implementation. Long story short: the company managed to build a 5x "loss...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget AT&T tweaks its unlimited data plans to offer tethering
Remember when AT&amp;T announced that it would once again offer unlimited data packages, and they were a little underwhelming? Sensing its error, the company has taken the opportunity to roll out ...
08:30 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Watch Huawei's P10 MWC event in under 15 minutes
Huawei took much longer than 15 minutes to reveal it new P10 phones and version 2.0 of its smartwatch at MWC 2017. Lucky for you, you don't have to relive every minute of the event in order to re...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Streamer completes every NES game ever made
In May 2014, Piotr Delgado "The Mexican Runner" Kusielczuk wanted a new challenge. His Super Castlevania IV speed runs were leaving him burned out and he wanted to tackle something different...
07:25 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Huawei's fancy Porsche Design smartwatch isn't all that different
Huawei's Watch 2 is getting a limited edition run, courtesy of Porsche Design. While we've already strapped on the company's basic Android Wear sequel, the VIP version was behind glass ...
07:25 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Huawei's fancy Porsche Design watch is rather ordinary
Huawei's Watch 2 is getting a limited edition run, courtesy of Porsche Design. While we've already strapped on the company's basic Android Wear sequel, the VIP version was behind glass ...
07:00 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget HTC's Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap cost $100 each
HTC launched a pair of desirable accessories for its Vive VR headset at CES 2017 in Las Vegas last month, and now we know when they'll arrive and for how much. The Vive Tracker, a 3D tracking dev...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, February 27 2017
Welcome to your Monday. The world's premier mobile show, MWC, kicked off over the weekend, and the biggest launch might have been a 17-year-old dumbphone. Yes, as rumors suggested, Nokia (well, t...
05:07 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Ricoh's next camera can stream live broadcasts in 360
Ricoh makes one of the best, simple 360-degree cameras out there. It's gradually added better picture quality, more video skills (and cheaper models) to its Theta series, but the company's t...
04:25 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Sony's new Xperia Ear lets in sounds from the outside world
Sony already debuted wireless earbuds with the Xperia Ear device last year. Here at MWC 2017, the company is showing off the next iteration of its virtual assistant-equipped audio gear. For now, Sony ...
04:00 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget ZTE's low-cost Blade V8 Mini comes with dual cameras
In addition to unveiling its Gigabit phone here at MWC, ZTE is adding two new phones to its Blade V8 line of affordable handsets. The Blade V8 Mini and Lite will be available in Asia and Europe in Mar...
02:45 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget The Xperia XZ Premium may be the 4K flagship we've been waiting for
After a mostly disappointing year of Sony smartphones (ahem, Xperia X and X Performance), the company might have just built its finest yet. Say hello to the Xperia XZ Premium, a high-performance seque...
02:45 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Sony's Xperia projector finally gets a name and release date
When we first caught a glimpse of Sony's Xperia-branded projector concept at last year's Mobile World Congress, the company didn't have many details to share. A whole year later, Sony f...
02:15 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget AT&T's smart streetlights can smooth traffic, detect gunshots
AT&amp;T first unveiled its ambitious "Smart Cities" program at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, but now we have an idea as to how it's going to work. The telecom has signed a deal with GE to...
02:00 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Lenovo's new Android tablets are ready for kids and workers
If it wasn't already clear that Lenovo is trying to cover every conceivable tablet niche, it is now. The tech giant has just introduced Tab 4 and Tab 4 Plus models that theoretically please every...
02:00 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Lenovo's latest Yoga 2-in-1 packs uncommonly fast graphics
With most 2-in-1 laptops, you're giving up any hope of running games or other graphics-intensive apps -- if there are dedicated graphics at all, they're usually too slow for more than the ba...
02:00 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Alcatel made an affordable modular phone studded with LEDs
We learned at CES this year that it simply isn't enough for affordable phones to just offer low prices anymore. And Alcatel, which is perhaps one of the most well-known budget phone makers, has c...
12:31 am -05 - Mon, February 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's 'Manchester by the Sea' wins acting and screenplay Oscars
Amazon's $10 million bet on Manchester by the Sea has paid off with a few Oscar wins. Casey Affleck won the Academy Award for Best Actor, while writer/director Kenneth Lonergan picked up Best Ada...
11:57 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Here's our first look at Netflix's 'Bright,' starring Will Smith
Why would Netflix pay $90 million for a single film? Two words: Will Smith. The blockbuster star is teaming back up with David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad, for Bright, a new fantasy action fil...
11:48 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget NASA starts wind tunnel tests for its quiet supersonic jet
NASA's plans for a quiet supersonic jet, the QueSST, just became tangible: the agency and Lockheed Martin have started wind tunnel tests for the future X-plane. It's a scale model at this st...
11:09 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Netflix wins an Oscar for documentary short 'The White Helmets'
While we were expecting Amazon to score an Oscar first for Manchester by the Sea, Netflix ended up beating out that film with a Best Documentary (Short Subject) Oscar for The White Helmets. Directed b...
10:16 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Satellite maps provide a new way to track deforestation
There's no question that deforestation is a problem, as it affects everything from climate through to biodiversity. But gauging the severity of deforestation isn't easy -- simply measuring l...
08:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget MIT's 'Super Smash Bros.' AI can compete with veteran players
For expert players, most video game AI amounts to little more than target practice -- especially in fighting games, where it rarely accounts for the subtleties of human behavior. At MIT, though, they&...
07:14 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Scientists rejuvenate blood by reprogramming cells
Like it or not, your body gradually loses its capacity for producing blood as you age -- that's why immune deficiencies, leukemia and other blood conditions become more likely with time. Scienti...
05:47 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Sony has sold nearly 1 million PlayStation VR headsets
Ever since PlayStation VR, speculation has been rampant: is console-based virtual reality here to stay, or will it die an early death? Apparently, its near-term future is secure. Sony's Andrew ...
04:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget BenHeck makes aZelda lamp by upcycling laptop screens
Humans by nature can be a little bit wasteful. Recycling helps, of course, but some things are too good to throw away. That's where upcycling comes in. Karen has the idea to repurpose laptop scre...
03:59 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget The Huawei Watch 2 is a strong showcase for Android Wear 2
Android Wear 2.0 just made its debut on a pair of LG-made watches, and as expected, we're starting to see other companies show off their own takes on the new system. Huawei is unveiling its Watch...
02:48 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget GoPro's deal with Huawei gives it a foothold in smartphones
Don't look now, but GoPro just shifted a little toward becoming a mobile app company. The action camera maker has struck a deal with Huawei that will see its intelligent video editor, Quik, integ...
02:09 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Staedtler and Samsung made an old-school pencil-like S Pen
Along with a pair of new tablets and some 5G equipment, Samsung unveiled a fresh new version of its S Pen stylus that looks incredibly familiar. The new stylus is just like German pencil maker Staedtl...
01:58 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy S8 launches March 29 in New York
As expected, we didn't get a Galaxy S8 reveal. Samsung's MWC showcase centered around a whole lot of tablets and other devices. However, the company did confirm one thing: that March 29 laun...
01:26 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Gear VR returns with a motion controller
While there was no shortage of new Samsung hardware, the company's MWC showcase also had a new Gear VR headset to show off, with a new controller. Adding motion input (as well as a few more butto...
01:01 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget The next wave of Moto Mods turn your phone into a gamepad
Motorola is teaming up with Amazon's Alexa for a smartphone mod, but that's just one of a bunch of new hardware add-ons set to come to compatible Moto phones. The company's next wave in...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is basically just another Note tablet
For the first time in what seems like ages, Samsung hasn't brought a flagship smartphone to Mobile World Congress. It seems like we'll have to wait until well after the show for our first lo...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Book crams desktop power in portable body
Samsung may not be ready to unveil the Galaxy S8 smartphone just yet, but it still has fancy new hardware for us here at MWC. In addition to the Tab S3, the company is showing off two new hybrids that...
01:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is basically another Note tablet
For the first time in what seems like ages, Samsung hasn't brought a flagship smartphone to Mobile World Congress. It seems like we'll have to wait until well after the show for our first lo...
12:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget We're live at Samsung's MWC 2017 press conference
We're here in Barcelona, fingers lightly resting against our keyboards in anticipation. We know we're not seeing a flagship phone, but what could that mean? Maybe new tablets, which has alwa...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget The best electric razor
By Dan KoeppelThis 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, it...
11:45 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Catch the Samsung MWC 2017 liveblog here
Mobile World Congress is where Samsung usually unveils the latest member of the Galaxy S series. Not this year though. Delays mean that the company's flagship phone will have to make its debut so...
11:30 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Say hello (again) to the Nokia 3310
The rumors were true. The Nokia 3310 is back. Courtesy of new brand owner HMD, the phone is returning with a mixture of 3310 charm and some specification upgrades. The good news: it's cheap (arou...
11:30 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Nokia's fresh start hinges on these Android phones
For years, people have wondered what an Android-powered Nokia phone would look like. The company's trademark design prowess, matched with Google's software and stellar app support. A match m...
11:07 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Motorola and Amazon will bake Alexa into Moto Mods and phones
You just can't stop Alexa. According to Amazon and Motorola representatives here at Mobile World Congress, the two companies have teamed up to explore ways to bring Amazon's voice-controlled...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget After Math: Oh, balls
It was a stellar week for spheroids, both the physical and metaphorical varieties. NASA discovered seven new planets (three of which are habitable) just 40 light years away. Ants on golf balls are tea...
10:45 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget The new Moto G5s trade fun colors for mature looks
When Lenovo/Motorola first revealed with 4th-generation Moto G and Moto G Plus last year, it did so at a surprisingly secretive launch event in India. That was probably just as well: they were perfect...
10:45 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget DJI's Matrice 200 UAV line is built for work
Until now, consumer drones have been primarily marketed towards hobbyists and filmmakers. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, DJI revealed their latest drone line, the Matrice 200. These ...
10:30 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Withings' wearables will adopt the Nokia name this summer
So long, Withings. The health and fitness brand will be retired this summer as the team adopts the name of its new owner: Nokia. The company's smart(ish) watches, scales and home security cameras...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Watch BlackBerry's KEYone event in under 5 minutes
Last night here in Barcelona, BlackBerry announced all of the details about its KEYone handset at an hour-long event. Since you likely don't want to spend around 60 minutes rehashing the importan...
09:50 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Huawei's P10 wraps familiar performance in colorful bodies
When it comes to hardware launches, subtlety isn't exactly Huawei's strong suit. It's no secret the company would unveil its new P10 smartphone today, so now there's only one quest...
09:00 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget HP's Pro x2 hybrid comes with a Wacom pen, military specs
Microsoft's Surface Pro was arguably the first tablet that could do serious work rather than just web-browsing, so HP ran with that idea for its original Pro x2 612 laptop back in 2014. With its ...
08:41 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Huawei reveals the Watch 2 at MWC 2017
It was almost two years ago to date that Huawei unveiled the "Watch," the company's first Android Wear device. Today, at MWC in Barcelona, Huawei has just announced its successor, the i...
08:18 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Huawei unveils its Leica-branded P10 and P10 Plus flagships
Huawei made a valiant effort with the P9, even if its Leica hype didn't quite deliver. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company has unveiled its successor, the P10, with another dual-ca...
07:00 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant comes to recent Android phones
Yes, the leaks were true: you no longer have to buy a Pixel (or launch Allo) if you want official support for Google Assistant on your Android phone. As of this week, the AI helper will start rolling...
07:00 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget LG G6 ditches modularity in favor of essentials
LG's handful of recent teasers for its new G6 flagship left us wondering if there'd be any surprises left for us at its launch event today. Back in early January, the company was rather fran...
06:16 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget LG's G6 is official
The LG G6 is official, but it's not much of a surprise. We already knew that the G5's modular capabilities were out, in favor of a more traditional aluminium and Gorilla Glass shell. We also...
05:45 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Live from LG's G6 Day at Mobile World Congress!
The time has come. The LG G6 hasn't exactly been a well-kept secret, but we're poised to finally meet the company's new handset in Barcelona. Keep you browser locked here for all the ne...
02:00 am -05 - Sun, February 26, 2017
Engadget Get your LG MWC 2017 liveblog here
Coming to you live from Barcelona, we're delivering coverage of the LG MWC 2017 press event. Keep it locked here for all the news as it's announced at 12:00PM CET (6:00AM ET). We're exp...
11:58 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget Augmented reality may save you from road rage
When you're driving, it's all too easy to rage at fellow motorists who are either in a hurry or taking their sweet time. After all, you don't know the context. Are they in a real pred...
10:33 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget Valve promises more realistic audio for VR
Most of the effort in improving virtual reality focuses on the visuals. But what about audio -- isn't it jarring to hear sound that clearly doesn't mirror the world you're in? Valve t...
08:59 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid pumps out 680 horsepower
Porsche's most powerful Panamera ever is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. And in a nod to the times, and Porsche's own green car strategy, it's a plug-in hybrid....
07:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget Dolby Vision software promises HDR on more of your devices
Wonder why you can only get Dolby Vision's high dynamic range video on a limited number of devices? It's because you've needed specialized hardware -- if a device wasn't designed w...
06:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget iPhone muggers turn to phishing to access the device
If your phone was stolen or got lost somewhere, keep an eye out for any suspicious texts or emails: thieves and muggers could have a high-tech trick up their sleeves. A Brazilian woman who got robbed ...
04:29 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget Draft 5G specs lay the groundwork for a real standard
With all the hype around early 5G launches and tests, there's one glaring problem: the telecom industry hasn't really defined what 5G is. However, the super-fast wireless is starting to tak...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget Six Flags' new VR roller coaster is both breathtaking and broken
Imagine screaming through deep space, swerving through the wreckage of exploding starships in a high-octane scene plucked straight out of a science fiction movie. Suddenly the universe stops, frozen i...
01:54 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry's KEYone is an exciting return to form
With a global launch in the works and the hopes of diehards at an all-time high, the pressure was on BlackBerry and TCL to deliver on all that Mercury hype. We can't render an official verdict ye...
01:31 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry's 'Mercury' phone is now the KEYone
What was once known as the BlackBerry "Mercury" is now the KEYone. (Yeah, I don't like the name either.) At a press conference in Barcelona, TCL -- the new steward of BlackBerry's ...
12:55 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget We're live from BlackBerry Mobile's MWC 2017 press conference!
And so it begins. The first big press conference of MWC 2017 is all about BlackBerry, specifically the so-called "Mercury." We were pretty big fans when we first met the QWERTY keyboard-pack...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: AI and the future of music
We Are the Robots:Is the Future ofMusic Artificial?Jack Needham,FACTArtificial intelligence is invading more of our lives by the day and it's going to work making music as well. FACT takes a look...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget We're live from MWC 2017 in Barcelona!
It's the end of February, which means we're back in Barcelona once again. For the next few days, we'll bringing you coverage of Mobile World Congress 2017 as the news breaks here in Spa...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget Our first look at the Nintendo Switch and 'Breath of the Wild'
The Nintendo Switch is finally here, along with its most anticipated launch title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We're still putting the new console through its paces, but we've p...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget Get your BlackBerry MWC 2017 liveblog right here
It's February, which can mean only one thing: the MWC tanks are rolling into Barcelona. We're expecting to see a lot of new phones and tablets, and the fun starts right here, later today wit...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorIt's been a banner week for Nintendo fanboys and girls, what with the company's new console finally making its way into reviewers' hands -- and giving Nintendophil...
06:05 am -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget PSA: That Razer esports sponsorship email is a scam
So, you stream your gameplays and recently received a lucrative sponsorship offer via email from popular esports platform Team Razer. Exciting, right? Unfortunately, it's nothing but a scam -- th...
03:37 am -05 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Engadget Apple, other tech giants will support transgender student's case
Several tech titans plan to sign an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of a 17-year-old transgender student's fight in court, according to Axios. Apple, Microsoft, IBM, PayPal, eBay, A...
11:59 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Security error leaves NY airport servers unprotected for a year
In this day and age, hacks and subsequent leaks of user data would seemingly shock everyone into keeping their security up to date. Not so for New York's Stewart International Airport, located 60...
11:38 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Twitch will let you change your username every two months
Starting today, you can change your Twitch username. What's more, you can do it every 60 days, and, seemingly as a shot at Microsoft and Xbox Live, it won't cost you a dime to swap from &quo...
11:01 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget First Unity-built cartoon proves the engine isn't just for games
As the NBA's eSports league proves, video games are quickly becoming mainstream. Games are having a moment, and so are the tools used to make them. Case in point, the Unity game engine recently r...
10:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Uber's credibility crisis is getting harder to avoid
The latest ripple effect from recent reports of ingrained sexism within Uber is that the engineer who originally wrote about them now says someone is trying to dig up dirt on her. Susan Fowler tweeted...
09:04 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk thinks unions are bad for Tesla
Last night, tunneling fan CEO Elon Musk sent an email to Tesla employees firing back against allegations of poor working conditions and low pay. He rebutted claims made by Jose Moran, a production wor...
08:07 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget FCC head puts the brakes on new ISP privacy rules
In the latest chip at net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission has Chairman Ajit Pai has moved to put a halt to a set of privacy rules designed to shield customers' personal data from in...
07:06 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Facebook claims a technical error automatically logged users out
Were you logged out of Facebook earlier today? You weren't alone. A rash of folks were signed out of their account and some were told that their accounts may have been compromised. As such, the s...
05:54 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Google is shutting down Spaces
Google's oh-so-brief Spaces experiment didn't even last a year before the company decided to shut it down. According to a note from the Spaces team today, they've made a "tough dec...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget How used cars became a security nightmare
Application security for connected cars is far less mature than anyone should be comfortable with. This was clear at the RSA information security conference last week in San Francisco, where two prese...
04:11 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget 'Halo' will bring back local multiplayer
When I critiqued Halo 5: Guardians, the lack of split-screen co-op was low on my list of gripes with the game. But that's not to say it wasn't a problem. In the lead-up to the 2015 game'...
03:46 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Solar-powered drone switches from helicopter to plane mode
Ever since the wobbly autogyro went out of fashion, engineers have tried designing a craft that gets the vertical lift of a helicopter's blades with the horizontal thrust of a plane is difficult ...
02:51 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Sling TV launches new Extra channel bundles
It's no secret that Sling wants to overthrow the sluggish cable providers. But as more an more people start cutting the cord, Sling is finding out that some of them aren't quite ready to dit...
02:04 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Arctic seed vault grows as defense against food crisis
In light of President Donald Trump's rise to power, some people are seriously worried about the planet's health. Count The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists among that group, since they rece...
01:38 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget LG's ultralight Gram laptops now available starting at $1,000
One of the most exciting things we saw at CES 2017 was LG's 14-inch Gram laptop, particularly because of its lightweight design (2.3 pounds). Today, the company announced that the device is now a...
01:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Everything you don't want to know about the Nintendo Switch
Being a Nintendo fan is often an exercise in managing expectations. For years, we've watched the company just miss the mark with online services, third-party game availability and outdated hardwa...
12:50 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget 'RollerCoaster Tycoon' finally goes 3D on mobile
With RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch, the beloved amusement park building series is moving beyond dated 2D graphics and into the modern world. It's strange to say this in 2017, but it's the first...
12:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Investors and employees aren't buying Uber's sexism 'probe'
Nobody was terribly surprised by revelations from former engineer Susan Fowler about a sexist, bro-centric Uber culture that protects "high performer" employees. And many folks aren't i...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget The best password managers
By Joe KissellThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks,...
11:10 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget The NBA hopes VR will expand its audience
This year's NBA All-Star Weekend wasn't just about the iconic Slam Dunk Contest or the riveting game between the best players from the Eastern and Western conferences. Yes, these were certai...
10:50 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Play both 'Banner Saga' games for free via Twitch Prime
Now here's an offer from Twitch and Banner Saga creator Stoic you can't refuse. Twitch Prime members (that is, anyone on Amazon Prime) can download the original Banner Saga for free right no...
10:33 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget You can now gamble while playing 'Frogger'
Konami has launched a version of Frogger that's suitable for gambling, which is now available to play in a casino. Frogger: Get Hoppin' is a skill-based title that enables players to wager m...
10:15 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget 'Runner 2' and other indie hits get rare physical releases
Indie games don't often cross over into the physical world, so it's pretty notable when two separate companies make boxed games at once. Choice Provisions is partnering with Limited Run Game...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 29: Re-Offender
Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Nathan Ingraham join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about the biggest tech stories of the week. Of course, that means Uber and the growing controvers...
09:50 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Google helps put aging SHA-1 encryption out to pasture
The decades-old SHA-1 encryption used to protect websites is already dying, but a discovery from Google and security researcher CWI Amsterdam could be the killing blow. For the first time, they'v...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: UPS delivery drones and fashion's robo-photo booth
Today on In Case You Missed It: We explore UPS' plans to deploy hordes of delivery drones and the robots are coming to replace fashion photographers &mdash; body shaming not included. And jus...
09:15 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Huawei announces a 360-degree VR camera for smartphones
Huawei is joining the 360-degree camera war. The Chinese electronics company has revealed that it created a 360-degree clip-on for smartphones called Honor VR Camera in collaboration with Insta 360 at...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Initial thoughts on 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild'
Unlike my New York-based colleagues, I didn't get a Nintendo Switch early enough to give some thoughts on the hardware. Mine arrived yesterday, along with Just Dance 2017 and The Legend of Zelda:...
08:50 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget ZeniMax wants to stop Oculus from selling VR headsets
Despite being $500 million richer than it was a few months ago, ZeniMax still isn't happy about the outcome of its Oculus Rift lawsuit. Reuters is reporting that the video game company behind id ...
08:29 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget LG's latest battery is also a phone
The problem with having a smartphone that you want to use all the damn time is that you'll spend a big chunk of your day wedded to an outlet. LG believes that nobody should have to suffer such an...
08:02 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Latest version of iOS solves iPhone 6's shutdown issues
Some iPhone 6 and 6s devices have been randomly shutting down over the past several months. iOS 10.2.1 was designed to fix the issue, and Apple says it has successfully solved the problem for most peo...
07:07 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Samsung to change donation policies amid bribery scandal
In the last six months, Samsung has been no stranger to scandal. Since September, it's hurriedly dealt with the fallout from its Galaxy Note 7 recall, and in recent weeks has been thrust into an ...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, February 24 2017
Good morning. We spent two days with the Nintendo Switch and we have feelings. Amazon is citing the First Amendment in defense of its robot Alexa, and we look forward to transforming into cups and ban...
04:40 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Server bug leaks user data for thousands of popular websites
A number of high-profile websites have been leaking their users personal data into the ether, thanks to an error at their hosting provider. Cloudflare, which provides services to companies like Patreo...
03:30 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Lyft's biggest rollout takes it to 50 new cities
Lyft has just announced its biggest expansion to date. The ride-sharing service is now available in over 50 new cities and four new states across the US. They're mostly located in the Midwest, bu...
02:21 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Google Allo's desktop client is in the works
Google just can't stop when it comes to messaging apps. While its texting software for Android has a new name, the AI-powered Allo is coming to a new platform soon. VP Nick Fox teased a desktop w...
12:14 am -05 - Fri, February 24, 2017
Engadget Amazon refuses to hand over Alexa info for murder investigation
Amazon continues to resist law enforcement's demands to hand over the audio recordings for an Echo involved in an Arkansas murder investigation. The tech titan has filed a motion to throw out a s...
11:09 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Google's Android texting app has a new name
Despite how common texting is, its integration on Android has always lagged slightly behind, as Google appeared to focus on other things. Sometimes it wrapped the feature into other services/apps like...
10:09 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Google's Immerse VR series debuts with exploration of racial identity
Google's virtual reality offerings are taking off. While their engineers develop techniques to simulate user faces hidden behind headsets that will make streaming VR less clunky, the NBA recently...
09:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Disney's Maker Studios changes strategy and lays off employees
Disney-owned Maker Studios is putting its business through a major overhaul in an effort to become profitable. According to The Wall Street Journal, Disney is laying off around 80 people -- some of th...
09:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Disney's Maker Studios changes strategy and lays off employees
Disney-owned Maker Studios is putting its business through a major overhaul in an effort to become profitable. According to The Wall Street Journal, Disney is laying off around 80 people -- some of th...
08:26 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Google WiFi, OnHub routers inexplicably crashed today
Google's smart router projects are supposed to provide hassle-free networking, but today many owners are experiencing just the opposite. Reports are streaming in of nonfunctional Google OnHub and...
08:26 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Google WiFi, OnHub routers inexplicably crashed today (updated)
Google's smart router projects are supposed to provide hassle-free networking, but today many owners are experiencing just the opposite. Reports are streaming in of nonfunctional Google OnHub and...
07:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget 'Skullgirls' heads to iOS and Android this spring
Popular fighting game Skullgirls has been released on almost every other modern platform; now it's time to play it on your smartphone. Originally teased last July, the free-to-play version of thi...
06:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Alphabet sues Uber over Waymo's self-driving car tech
Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous car business, has sued Uber for stealing crucial technical information about its self-driving technology. Waymo's lawsuit targets Otto, a promising self-driving ...
06:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Transgender protection rollback sparks opposition from tech
On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced that it would roll back federal protections for transgender citizens and require states and local school boards to decide how (or, more accurately, whe...
06:11 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Spotify gets into podcasting with three music-themed shows
Spotify dipped its toes into podcasting in 2015 by adding pre-existing programs to its lineup. Now it's getting into content creation and rolling out its own shows. The company is launching three...
05:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Facebook is inserting ads midway through videos
Facebook's ambitions for video have been pretty explicit. And now the social network is (officially) introducing a way for its publishing partners to get paid for them. Rather than front-loading ...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on a Dell UltraSharp monitor
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...
04:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Indie devs with disabilities win full ride on Train Jam to GDC
Two game developers with disabilities are headed to the 31st annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) this year via Train Jam, a four-day rail excursion from Chicago to San Francisco that was founded i...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget It will cost $670 to get 90 percent of 2017's 'Hearthstone' cards
Since it launched in 2014, Blizzard's free-to-play digital card game Hearthstone has dominated its niche. To keep gameplay fresh, the studio has alternated new content additions between Adventure...
03:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Twitter and PBS will livestream Trump's speech to Congress
Twitter has been livestreaming everything from Presidential debates to boxing matches and NFL games to see what sticks. And just like it did with the inauguration, Twitter will once again pair with PB...
03:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Acer is making an air quality monitor
Acer's next project is a different type of monitor than you might expect from the company. It's an air quality monitor, actually. No, wait; where are you going? "The Acer Air Monitor fe...
02:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Google is donating $11.5 million to racial justice causes
Google will invest $11.5 million to support racial justice, the company announced in a blog post today. The funds are split between 10 different causes, with $5 million going to the Center for Policin...
02:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget 'Alien: Covenant' preview evokes original's nostalgic last supper
While the first official trailer for Alien: Covenant showed us terrifying images of a colony ship gone horribly wrong, this new preview gives us a full, uncut scene. It's a stunning glimpse at th...
01:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget All the smartphones we expect to see at MWC 2017
It's that time of year again. Barcelona, with its stunning architecture and succulent jam&oacute;n, will soon be packed with new smartphones, tablets, wearables, networking gear, app develope...
01:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget FCC lifts transparency requirements for some internet providers
The Federal Communications Commission today voted to remove reporting requirements for internet providers with fewer than 250,000 subscribers, a move that chips away at the foundation of net neutralit...
12:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Apollo 11's crew capsule is going on tour
The Apollo 11 space capsule was displayed around the country in 1970 and 1971, shortly after it safely brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins back from their iconic 1969 moon trip. Si...
12:35 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Exploring death through the isolation of VR
I'm sitting on a field of tall, red grass staring straight ahead at a lone tree. Its leaves match the crimson landscape that stretches out before me. In the distance, a rusty orange forest fades ...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Google Fiber launches its first wireless gigabit project
A Denver apartment complex is the first to get gigabit internet speeds from Google via its wireless Webpass service rather than Fiber. Webpass specializes in multi-unit internet service using point-to...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Google improves two-step verification on phones
Last summer Google introduced phone prompts as a way of approving sign-in attempts protected by two-step verification. Instead of an email or text, users receive a simple pop-up alerting them to a new...
11:20 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Apple speaks out against regressive transgender policies
Apple spoke out against the Trump administration yesterday, criticizing its stance on transgender rights in schools. While the previous administration offered inclusive guidance to schools on transgen...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget In the NBA's eSports league, diversity means a new kind of athlete
With millions of gamers willing to watch people play League of Legends or FIFA for fun, major players in the entertainment industry see eSports as an intriguing business opportunity. Earlier this mont...
10:30 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch will launch without a Virtual Console
With the Switch launch only eight days away, Nintendo has finally broken its silence on what online features gamers can expect at launch. Disappointingly, the gaming giant revealed that early adopters...
10:15 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Alphabet fights 'toxic' comments with machine learning
If you've spent any time at all on the internet, you know that finding civil conversation can be a real challenge. Whether on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or your favorite news site, trolls can oft...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Bethesda shows the insane shape-shifting potential of 'Prey'
In the upcoming Prey, Mankind is in serious trouble. With the alien Typhon over-running the once prosperous Talos 1 space station our fate falls into the hands of unlikely protagonist, Morgan Yu. Havi...
09:41 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung's next smartphone chip is ready for gigabit LTE
Mobile World Congress is nearly upon us, giving Samsung ample reason to show off the latest product from its chip foundries. The company has announced the Exynos 9 Series 8895, a flagship CPU that...
09:21 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Google preps a 4K set-top box for Fiber homes
Google Fiber looks ready to release a new 4K set-top box with WiFi support, despite scaling back its operations and not having very many video subscribers at all. An FCC listing has revealed a "4...
09:12 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget UK government finally draws up laws for autonomous cars
Ever since the idea of autonomous of vehicles began appearing on the roadmaps of major car makers, the UK government has made it clear that Britain can provide a strong platform for them to develop an...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget 48 hours with the Nintendo Switch
Is the Switch more like the Wii, Nintendo's ambitious and wildly successful console which unearthed a whole new audience of casual gamers, or the Wii U, the half-baked followup that even the comp...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Razer's Power Bank keeps your laptop running
External battery packs are a dime a dozen, but you might want to pay attention to this one. Razer has unveiled the Power Bank, a 12,800mAh external battery designed primarily for laptops. It's cl...
08:31 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget British scientists film massive rift in Antarctic ice shelf
The 1,500-foot-wide crack across Antarctic's Larsen C ice shelf has grown by roughly 20 more miles since December. It's now around 110 miles long, and based on satellite observations this mo...
08:02 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Chrome Canary adds support for MacBook Pro's Touch Bar
Chrome could soon follow in the footsteps of other apps (like the Microsoft Office) that recently introduced support for the Macbook Pro's LCD strip. Google has just released version 58 of the ex...
07:35 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget BT Sport to air 'FIFA' eSports tournaments in the UK
One of the top FIFA eSports competitions is going to be shown on BT Sport in the UK. Today, the broadcaster has announced "exclusive" coverage of the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Serie...
07:01 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Terror threat posted on Whisper leads to arrest
A man from North Carolina was arrested by federal authorities shortly after he submitted a post that sounded like a threat to the anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper. According to the feds' affi...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, 23 February 2017
Good Morning After. NASA's big announcement could offer us a future among the stars, Apple's own 'spaceship' gets a boring name and another Instagram feature you might never notice...
05:05 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Google adds voice typing, Doodles and more emoji to Gboard on iOS
Google's powerful Gboard app might now be on Android, but it's the iPhone version that is receiving most of the updates. As part of its most recent overhaul, the search giant has extended su...
04:15 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 reportedly has a 6.2-inch display
Phone leaker extraordinaire Evan "Evleaks" Blass is back with another doozy. The VentureBeat reporter has published a mostly full spec sheet for Samsung's Galaxy S8+, an all but inevita...
03:19 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget How to get banned from Disney's Club Penguin in under 30 seconds
How do you get banned from Disney's tween-focused Club Penguin social network in under 30 seconds? Hacking. Tool-assisted speedruns have been around since the late '90s, showing off inhuman ...
01:51 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Tesla: Model 3 production is on track to start in July
Tesla's final earnings report for 2016 is most notable for what it tells us to expect in the upcoming year. In a letter to shareholders (PDF), Elon Musk &amp; Co. report that Model 3 producti...
01:03 am -05 - Thu, February 23, 2017
Engadget Stealth action game 'Serial Cleaner' starts after the murder
Many stealth action games have you creating bodies: you're a hitman, a thief or someone who otherwise needs to eliminate enemies in a hurry. But what if you were the person disposing of the bodie...
11:18 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Firefox adds the ability to snooze tabs on Test Pilot
It probably happens quite often: you come across an interesting piece, but you're too busy to actually read it. While you can always bookmark a web page, Firefox's latest Test Pilot experime...
09:43 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Failed 'Super Retro Squad' Kickstarter returns as 'Glitch Strikers'
When Jay Pavlina created Super Mario Bros. Crossover in 2010, he had a viral hit on his hand. The popular fan game tweaked Nintendo's classic platformer to allow characters from other retro games...
08:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget FCC approves first LTE-U devices
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that as a way to help alleviate network congestion, his organization has approved devices that tap into the LTE-U spectrum. Specifically, ...
07:51 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Caltrain asks White House to reverse high-speed rail funding cut
After Republicans successfully lobbied US Transportation secretary Elaine Chao to halt approval of a $650 million dollar grant for an electrification project that would have laid the groundwork for a ...
07:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Windows 10's Mail and Calendar app finally gets a Focused Inbox
Taking a cue from Outlook on iOS and Android, the Windows 10 Mail &amp; Calendar app is getting a few new features that might actually make desktop email manageable again. The latest version now i...
06:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Watson can diagnose heart disease by looking at medical images
IBM's Watson technology has helped doctors before, but usually by poring through databases before offering its advice. Now, it's ready to look at the patients themselves -- or rather, their ...
05:28 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Sony's 'world's fastest' SD card writes data at 299 MB/s
Sony's upcoming SF-G series of SD cards will be available this spring, the company announced today. When that time comes, Sony said they "will be the world's fastest SD cards." Boa...
04:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget The Russian government has its own 'fake news' watchdog site
In Russia's heavily state-controlled media landscape, the government wants to make it clear when Western news outlets publish work it disagrees with. As Newsweek reports today, the Russian Minist...
04:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget YouTube and PewDiePie aren't breaking up any time soon
It's been a week since YouTube sensation Felix Kjellberg (better known as PewDiePie) had to face the music for the anti-Semitic jokes he made in several of his videos. In the fallout, PewDiePie l...
04:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget YouTube and PewDiePie aren't breaking up anytime soon
It's been a week since YouTube sensation Felix Kjellberg (better known as PewDiePie) had to face the music for the anti-Semitic jokes he made in several of his videos. In the fallout, PewDiePie l...
04:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget 'EVE Online' is crowdsourcing the search for real exoplanets
EVE Online players will help scientists look for other planets from the comfort of their computer desks later this year. The game's developer, CCP Games, is teaming up with Massively Multiplayer ...
03:35 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget New York City expands program linking students to tech jobs
If you ask New York City, the Tech Talent Pipeline is a shining star in its technology education efforts. The program helps students find internships and training that get them cushier tech jobs when ...
03:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Google's ride-sharing platform is expanding beyond the Bay Area
After successful tests of its casual carpool service in the Bay Area and Tel Aviv, Alphabet's combination navigation app and ride-sharing platform Waze is ready to expand beyond its first two tes...
02:52 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget 'Mass Effect' gets raunchy in its new Cards Against Humanity pack
If your favorite part about Mass Effect is making jokes about the game's wide-array of sexual paring options, you can skip Andromeda -- Cards Against Humanity has announced a limited run Mass Eff...
02:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch' streamer destroys his in-game imposter
Brian St. James is called Kephrii in the competitive Overwatch scene, and he's known as the highest ranked Widowmaker player in the world. He recently ran into a hacker impersonating his gamer ta...
02:06 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Lawmaker: Chile and Texas don't share a flag, y'all
The current roster of emojis includes many national flags, but not state-specific ones. So, left with few other options, people have taken to using the Chilean flag emoji () to signify Texas pride. Th...
01:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget AMD returns to high-end gaming CPUs with Ryzen 7
AMD has largely ceded the performance processor space to Intel in recent years. You typically get one of its chips inside a budget PC, not an all-out gaming rig. At last, though, you might have reas...
01:23 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget The next 'Futurama' mobile game has the show's creators aboard
Futurama continues to be the animated franchise that just won't die. Fox and developer TinyCo (a divison of Jam City) announced today that they're working on another mobile game from the ser...
01:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget NASA: We found 7 Earth-sized planets just 40 light years away
During a news conference in Washington DC Wednesday, NASA revealed that, using the Spitzer Space Telescope, they've found seven new Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away fr...
12:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Emails show new EPA chief is cozy with the fossil fuel industry
There's no question that new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt has a conflict of interest when he previously declared himself the agency's number one enemy. However, it�...
12:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Kobo is the next to offer an e-book subscription service
All-you-can-read e-book subscriptions are nothing new (just ask Amazon), but Kobo is just now joining the fray. It's launching Kobo Plus, a service that offers unlimited reading of eligible book...
12:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget YouView's big UI update starts hitting retail set-top boxes
YouView announced a fairly comprehensive update to its set-top box UI last November, but it was actually TalkTalk customers that got almost immediate access to the new look. Today, it's the turn ...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Twitter tests custom profiles for customer service DMs
Twitter has truly fully embraced its role as a customer service platform for businesses around the globe. One of the features it's testing in private beta, for instance, is designed to give compa...
11:41 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Robotic studio takes fashion photos without a camera crew
Fashion photography is a time-consuming process, to put it mildly. The constant adjustments to angles and lighting can take ages, and that's not including formatting your photos for different med...
11:22 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Apple buys and shuts down Asian social network iCloud
In a bid to direct every conceivable iCloud domain towards one website, Apple has bought the rights to iCloud.net from a small Chinese social network.It was one of the few iCloud related sites not own...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Instagram's carousel-style photo sets are now available to all
Sometimes one photo just doesn't tell the whole story. That's why Instagram has just introduced a new feature where you can combine up to 10 photos and videos in a single post (It's bee...
10:20 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Our digital future as a 'Forest of Numbers'
Over the next ten years, we'll see ever-faster chips, artificial intelligence and exponentially more data. Forest of Numbers, an exhibition by architect Emmanuelle Moureaux at the National Art Ce...
09:55 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Microsoft creates a low-data version of Skype for India
Skype's place as the original gangster of internet messengers means that it's never had to watch its weight, until now. Microsoft has put the app on a diet to announce Skype Lite, a slimmed-...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Bulletproof origami shields and hoverbikes
Today on In Case You Missed It: Finally, the best part of Return of the Jedi is becoming a reality. Hoversurf Inc. is building actual hoverbikes for folks to ride. Well, not right away. It'll be ...
09:05 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Apple's spaceship campus will open in April as 'Apple Park'
Forget 'Campus Two," "Spaceship" or "Doughnutsville," because Apple's new headquarters has been officially named Apple Park. The company has announced that the multi...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Verizon will test 5G wireless in 11 cities by mid-2017
Verizon isn't going to let AT&amp;T's 5G plans go unanswered. The carrier (and our corporate overlord) says it will pilot the gigabit-class wireless in 11 cities by the middle of 2017, i...
08:20 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Valve's room-scale VR trackers will soon be sold separately
Valve has announced that it will soon be selling standalone SteamVR Tracking base stations directly. While you could previously order the tech from HTC, later this year, consumers and developers will ...
08:07 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Sinclair C5 gets a modern reboot as the IRIS eTrike
Before the Toyota Prius and Tesla Model S, there was the Sinclair C5. Launched in 1985, the electric tricycle was supposed to be the first of many battery-powered vehicles from inventor Clive Sinclair...
07:07 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Valve launches SteamVR support for Linux
Valve has been giving Steam users Linux love since 2012, and it's not stopping with VR. The company just launched SteamVR for Linux, letting developers create Linux content for the HTC Vive VR he...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, February 22 2017
Welcome to your Wednesday. And maybe the future. NASA has a big announcement today, Qualcomm is promising phone chips that'll gulp down data faster than your current fiber connection, and more im...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Wileyfox Swift 2 series review: Affordability upgraded
British smartphone brand Wileyfox came onto the scene in 2015, kicking things off with two distinct devices. Of these, the Swift turned out to be one of the best affordable handsets you could buy -- q...
05:20 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Scientists hold the first quantum computer face-off
For the first time ever, two quantum computers have faced off against each other in a series of experiments to determine which technology reigns supreme. A team of researchers from the University of M...
03:34 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Netflix reportedly snags Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman'
Netflix is making another big movie splash, as IndieWire is the first to report that it's acquiring the rights to Martin Scorsese's $100 million+ gangster flick The Irishman. Reportedly in t...
01:23 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Crowdfunded 'MST3K' revival hits Netflix April 14th
Tonight, after a "Red Carpet Kickstarter Screening" of the first new Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode, Netflix announced the revived series will launch April 14th. In a message to backer...
12:49 am -05 - Wed, February 22, 2017
Engadget Google's mixed reality tech shows faces behind VR headsets
YouTube has already perfected the art of mixed reality videos that show the VR world and the real world at the same time. A great example is the video of Conan O'Brien's virtual trip to oute...
10:32 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Ultimate Beastmaster,' Oscars
This week we've got the second episode of Planet Earth II, focusing on Mountains this time. It's also time for Netflix to kick off its worldwide reality TV show, Ultimate Beastmaster. Taking...
10:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Boeing plans to build 3D-printed modular satellites
Boeing is known for building huge, high-end satellites that cost roughly $150 million each, but that could change in the future. The aerospace corporation plans to adopt new production practices that ...
08:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget MIT researchers built an energy-sipping power converter
Researchers from MIT's Microsystems Technologies Laboratories have built a new power supply system designed specifically for powering electronic sensors, wireless radios and other small devices t...
07:49 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Dance moves turn into music with BeatMoovz
There are plenty of gadgets out there for making music on your mobile device, but they're relatively sedentary affairs. BeatMoovz turns things arounds with a music tool that gets you up and danci...
07:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget SodaStream recalls 51,000 bottles because they might explode
Your greatest SodaStream fears have been realized: tens of thousands of SodaStream's plastic bottles may not be able to withstand quite as much pressure as the company thought, causing the United...
06:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Implants enable richer communication for people with paralysis
John Scalzi's science fiction novel Lock In predicts a near future where people with complete body paralysis can live meaningful, authentic lives thanks to (fictional) advances in brain-computer ...
06:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Meitu's new phone uses AI to snap better selfies
Chinese selfie app and smartphone company Meitu has unveiled its newest flagship, and it's all about making you look better. The T8 includes a front-facing camera with optical image stabilization...
06:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Uber's self-driving vehicles are picking up folks in Arizona
Uber's fleet of self-driving vehicles are now cruising the streets of Tempe, Arizona. After a spat with the California Department of Motor Vehicles in December, Uber moved its line of 16 custom, ...
05:50 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook hopes to stream an MLB game every week
Twitter and Yahoo aren't the only ones interested in streaming live baseball beyond dedicated sports sites. Reuters sources claim that Facebook is in "advanced" talks with Major League...
05:35 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Uber has a sexism problem, and so does Silicon Valley
On Sunday, a former Uber engineer published details about the sexual harassment and rampant sexism that she claims she and other women experienced at the company. But despite reporting the incidents t...
05:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Working Samsung Galaxy S8 reportedly surfaces in the wild
There have been supposed peeks at Samsung's Galaxy S8 before, but always with the screen off. How is that near bezel-free design going to work, exactly? We might have a better idea. Photos hav...
04:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Intel and Ericsson form an alliance to explore 5G applications
Intel is already showing off the building blocks of its 5G hardware at MWC and the big carriers are rushing to upgrade to the new standard, but the chipmaking giant is also launching a new initiative ...
04:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Ants run on tiny treadmills to help track their behavior
It's relatively easy to study animals' movement by plunking them on treadmills, but how do you do that with a creature as small and fragile as ants? Build a tiny custom treadmill, that'...
04:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget VTech's new Android tablet has its own kid-friendly messaging system
VTech's tablets and other kids' gadgets have always focused on creating a child-safe walled garden, but it's fallen far short of having an ecosystem like what children can get on an iPa...
04:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget 'Complicit' is an undercover look at the dangers of making gadgets
Even though Apple and Foxconn vowed to improve factory worker conditions back in 2012, life is still pretty rough for the people building the gadgets we use every day. Complicit, a new documentary fro...
03:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Snail venom provides a new way to treat chronic pain
The Conus regius' venom is bad news for its prey, and it's been proven harmful to humans as well. For instance, a 2009 clinical case describes a diver who had trouble moving his arm for 12 h...
03:28 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget NASA to announce a 'discovery beyond our solar system' tomorrow
Exoplanets, those that orbit stars beyond our own Sun are the most likely places that we'll discover extraterrestrial life. On Wednesday, February 22nd, NASA is planning to announce a "disco...
03:09 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart News
Editor for Breitbart News, Milo Yiannopoulos, announced that he is resigning his position at the news network effective immediately. The move comes amid a firestorm of criticism after a video recently...
02:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Homeland Security staff locked out of their own networks
Department of Homeland Security workers in Washington, DC ran into a massive headache when they came to work on Tuesday. Reuters sources say that staff were locked out of multiple networks starting a...
02:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget The Alienware 13 gets better with VR and impressive battery life
Gaming laptops used to be an outlier in the world of portable computing. When the rest of the market was focused on extending battery life, gaming laptops doubled down on raw power and thick frames de...
01:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Blizzard will no longer support your old Windows Vista PC
Blizzard is legendary for supporting games well after they've left store shelves. Diablo II, for instance, got a patch last June, 16 years after the action RPG shipped. However, even a committe...
01:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Google's VR painting app lands on the Oculus Rift
Tilt Brush, Google's virtual reality painting app, is available today on the Oculus Rift, complete with a few tweaks to make your 3D art take shape as naturally as possible. Tilt Brush landed on ...
12:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget UPS wants UAVs to cover its 'last mile' deliveries
Drone-based deliveries are quickly moving out of the realm of science fiction. Amazon, 7-11 and a host of startups are already toying with the idea. Now, UPS, one of the biggest parcel delivery servic...
11:41 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Next iPhone might have depth-sensing front camera
It's that time of year, folks. Rumors of what the next iPhone will be like are coming in hot and heavy. Last week, well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo noted that the new handsets would nix ...
11:20 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Intel and Qualcomm are steadily gearing up for 5G
We're still years away from a finalized 5G standard, and it'll be even longer before we get compatible devices in our hands, but we're seeing plenty of companies readying themselves for...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Portal WiFi router!
Not only do many of us tax the limits of our bandwidth and routers, but if you're in a crowded environment and scan networks, you'll often see a long list of neighboring ones all up in your ...
10:46 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Newly discovered star remnants are the brightest ever seen
The European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory discovered a pulsar that's a thousand times brighter than researchers had previously thought possible. Officially dubbed NGC 5907 X-1...
10:35 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget EE looks to drones and big balloons to tackle 4G 'notspots'
One of EE's biggest challenges is connecting rural customers. The UK network's 4G coverage is slowly improving, but there are still countless subscribers stuck in so-called "notspots.&q...
10:25 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget The Etch A Sketch gets an LCD makeover but retains its magic
We've all labored over an Etch A Sketch at some point in our lives, painstakingly turning the two knobs to create a single-line black drawing on the gray screen. It's a classic toy that hasn...
10:03 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Tiny 'engine' turns natural gas into hydrogen
Here's the dilemma with hydrogen: fueling your car with the stuff is faster than charging an EV, but making and distributing it is inefficient and polluting. A team from the Georgia Institute of ...
09:43 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Artificial synapse could be key to brain-like computing
If you're going to craft brain-like computers, it stands to reason that you'd want to replicate brain-like behavior right down to the smallest elements, doesn't it? Sure enough, researc...
09:22 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget University offers course to help sniff out and refute 'bullshit'
Not only is fake news everywhere, but its purveyors call genuine news fake, making it doubly hard for the average person to know what's real and what's Inception. For example, President Dona...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget The Future IRL: Deliveries via robot
Your online delivery habit is facing a growing problem: the rising number of packages needing delivery, combined with a projected deficit in truck drivers (PDF). But that's the issue a company li...
08:55 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Verizon will pay $350 million less for Yahoo
Despite two massive security breaches, which saw over a billion user total accounts compromised, Verizon still wants to make Yahoo its own. Early reports suggested that the carrier has been seeking to...
08:32 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Atari's 'Swordquest' comic returns without the game
Over 30 years after its original release, Atari has decided to resurrect one of its most beloved game franchises: Swordquest. Released in 1982, this ambitious gaming series was a pretty unique proposi...
08:07 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Spaceflight Bill paves the way for a UK spaceport in 2020
Space isn't just big, it's big business. According to the government, the UK's space industry is already worth more than &pound;13.7 billion to the economy, but one thing's mis...
07:30 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm chip promises phone data that's faster than fiber
Just because true 5G wireless is edging closer doesn't mean that 4G's peak speeds can't improve in the meantime. Qualcomm has unveiled a new LTE modem, the Snapdragon X20, that promise...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Soundwall's Nova art speaker boasts magic touch and backlights
The latest version of Soundwall comes with a couple of extra features that make it even more interactive. You can think of a Soundwall either as an aluminum artwork that plays music or a flat-planel s...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday February 21 2017
Welcome to Tuesday.If you thought the Galaxy Note 7 saga was over -- we wish it was -- you'd be wrong. Samsung might bring refurbished devices back. Kind of. We also toured the New York Toy Fair ...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, February 21 2017
Welcome to Tuesday.If you thought the Galaxy Note 7 saga was over -- we wish it was -- you'd be wrong. Samsung might bring refurbished devices back. Kind of. We also toured the New York Toy Fair ...
04:39 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Samsung will showcase C-Lab's AR and VR projects at MWC
Samsung will exhibit four new augmented and virtual reality projects out of the C-Lab program at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. C-Lab or Creative Lab is the chaebol's in-hou...
03:20 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Images and retail listing of Sonos 'Playbase' leak out
It looks like Sonos is about to release a new home entertainment speaker system, judging by a deleted B&amp;H Listing (via article on Zatz Not Funny), a tweet and an FCC listing. Reportedly called...
03:20 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Sonos 'Playbase' soundbar price and images leak
It looks like Sonos is about to release a new home entertainment speaker system, judging by a deleted B&amp;H Listing (via article on Zatz Not Funny), a tweet and an FCC listing. Reportedly called...
02:25 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Samsung will reportedly sell 'refurbished' Galaxy Note 7s
Even though Samsung has established a cause for those Galaxy Note 7 flare-ups, the device's story is not over. Korean outlet Hankyung reports that the company will sell the "refurbished"...
02:00 am -05 - Tue, February 21, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Fire TV Stick with Alexa is hitting the UK for 40
The latest iteration of Amazon's Fire TV Stick, first launched in the US last October, is finally UK-bound. While the little streaming dongle still won't admit 4K is a thing, it boasts a qua...
11:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget New Horizons scientists want to redefine what planets are
Alan Stern and his fellow New Horizons scientists really want Pluto to become a full-fledged planet again. The principal investigator of NASA's mission to Pluto, along with a few members of his t...
10:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Claim your Nintendo Switch online account name right now
We're a little over a week away from Nintendo releasing its next console, the Switch, and the company is prepping the launchpad. If you want to secure your Nintendo Account user ID for the system...
09:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Uber CEO reveals details on sexual harassment investigation
A former Uber engineer's blog post that blew up online did more than just shame the company into finally investigating her long-ignored sexual harassment allegations. It has also forced the ride-...
08:08 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget 'Rogue Legacy' studio returns with a retro co-op brawler
The developer behind hit indie game Rogue Legacy has a new title coming in 2017: Full Metal Furies. The teaser trailer shows off a brawler with a retro aesthetic, four unique classes of female protago...
07:38 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Julian Assange 'happy' about the rise of fake news
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is taking time out from hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to sing the praises of fake news. He appeared via satellite at a Q&amp;A in Sydney, Australia th...
06:53 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Internet troll's book deal is rescinded
Just a couple of months after announcing a book deal for Milo Yiannopolous -- an internet figure most well-known for being banned from Twitter due to harassment focused on actress Leslie Jones -- Simo...
06:37 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Piloted hoverbike redefines 'dangerous'
Good news: a private company has developed a manned hoverbike you may well fly one day. Only... you might not want to. Startup company Hoversurf is teasing the Scorpion-3, an electric quadcopter bik...
06:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget AI turns Game Boy Camera photos into decent shots
Many people have fond memories of using the Game Boy Camera, but to call its low-resolution black-and-white shots "photos" would be... generous. Don't tell that to Roland Meertens, tho...
05:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Crowdsourced research predicts what molecules smell like
As of now, the only way to tell how something smells is to actually take a sniff. That is to say, there's no observable, scientific measure we know of that can predict how we'll perceive a s...
05:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Report: Apple might be revamping its iPad lineup in March
Japanese website Macotakara reports that Apple's upcoming March event will see the release of a new line of iPad Pros as well as 128GB iPhone SE and a new bright red color choice for the iPhone 7...
04:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget The Simon Optix headset gave me a headache
The classic game of Simon is a test of memory and reflexes. How long a sequence can you remember, and how fast can you repeat it? The new Optix headset turns it into a test of stamina as well: How lon...
04:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Hyundai chooses efficiency over range with its new Ioniq vehicles
Hyundai has been dragging its feet. Hybrid technology has been on the road for over a decade and the Korean automaker is only now catching up with its new Ioniq brand. But, instead of just dropping a ...
03:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget The sequel to 'Alto's Adventure' arrives this summer
Last week, Snowman -- developer of beloved snowboarding game Alto's Adventure -- announced that its next game, Where Cards Fall, would be out this fall. However, we're going to get another g...
03:11 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's next-gen HoloLens reportedly won't arrive until 2019
If you've been hoping for a cheaper, smaller HoloLens to come out soon, you might be disappointed. Microsoft-focused news site Thurrott reports that the company is eschewing a more incremental fo...
02:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Teddy Ruxpin's LCD makeover is occasionally charming
Teddy Ruxpin may be one of the iconic toys of the eighties but, let's face it, he was in need of a little update. After all, kids are used to looking at screens and a lot of them don't even ...
02:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp status updates now look a lot like Snapchat
Facebook is continuing its bid to bring a dash of Snapchat to all its apps. In a confirmation of rumors from the fall, WhatsApp has overhauled its status feature with an option to share photos and vi...
01:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget House bills would ban warrantless use of fake cell sites
House representatives are making good on their plans to implement clearer cellphone surveillance laws. A bipartisan group (led by House Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz) has put forward two b...
01:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget 'Hot Wheels Track Builder' is an AR den for your creations
Hot Wheels is best known for its extensive line of die-cast model cars, as well as some racing video games for younger kids. However, at this year's Toy Fair the brand is aiming to combine the be...
12:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung's future Gear VR will come with a controller
Now that Google's Daydream View is giving Gear VR a run for its money, how is Samsung going to respond? By implementing one of Daydream's best features, of course. Both an FCC filing and a...
12:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Smartphone problems? Space particles may be to blame
Here's a new one. Space particles from the sun and even distant black holes are affecting microelectronic devices more than ever, according to a recent study from Vanderbilt University. Chip manu...
11:41 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Watson-based cancer project paused after running aground
It's tempting to treat IBM's Watson as a cure-all: just throw some cognitive computing at the problem and you'll make everything better. That can only happen if it's well-implement...
11:09 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget HBO will stream its Sunday lineup early to make room for Oscars
You won't have to choose between following the Oscars this Sunday and catching up on your favorite HBO show. The network just announced that it will stream the next episodes of Girls, Big Little ...
10:38 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' update boosts framerates on PS4 Pro
While the in-game carnival continues, Final Fantasy XV's latest patch upgrades the graphical options for PS4 Pro owners. While the game launched with a 4K (and HDR) capable version for Pro consol...
10:07 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget DNA 'computers' could lead to self-activated smart pills
Imagine a pill that knew if you were ill enough to need drugs, and wouldn't release chemicals if it thought you didn't need it. That's the breakthrough that's been made at Eindhove...
09:36 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget AI can predict autism through babies' brain scans
Scientists know that the first signs of autism can appear in early childhood, but reliably predicting that at very young ages is difficult. A behavior questionnaire is a crapshoot at 12 months. Howe...
09:05 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung's US reputation plummets after Note 7 mess
In 2015, Harris Poll ranked Samsung third in its US Reputation Quotient report, ahead of Apple, and rated it number seven last year. Thanks to the recall and eventual withdrawal of its exploding Galax...
08:14 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's Spectacles can now be bought online
Snapchat's video and photo-capturing spectacles are no longer restricted to those who can hunt down its colorful vending machines. From today, you can also buy them online. Or rather, you can if ...
08:06 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Endless nuclear power can be found in the seas
Climate change is such an urgent issue that despite problems with radioactive waste, nuclear power is once again viable until renewable solutions like solar and wind are more widely adopted. The ocean...
07:07 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Google and Microsoft agree to demote pirate search results
The UK government has drawn up a 'Voluntary Code of Practice' designed to demote search results for copyright-infringing websites. The new guidelines, which come into effect immediately, hav...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, February 20 2017
Welcome to the week. The Pacific Ocean might be hiding a whole other continent, Bill Gates wants to tax the robots, and some other robots crash in the midst of a road race. A pretty thrilling Monday m...
04:40 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget BBC nature series 'Blue Planet' will return later this year
Planet Earth II has only just started airing in North America, but already the BBC is working on a big-budget nature follow-up. Blue Planet II, a successor to the original Blue Planet series from 2001...
04:20 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Uber reportedly ignored repeated sexual harassment by manager
A former engineer at Uber wrote that she was sexually harassed and that her complaints were ignored by the human resources department, despite other harassment reports against the same manager. Furthe...
03:07 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget 'Horizon Zero Dawn' made me fall in love with open-world RPGs
There's something about Aloy. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's an enchanting kind of magic in the way she shoots a bow, speaks her mind and sprints across vast valleys lit...
02:15 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi to announce its 'Pinecone' mobile chipset this month
Following reports from earlier this month, today Xiaomi confirmed on Weibo that it will be announcing its very own mobile chipset, named after its subsidiary "Pinecone," in Beijing on Februa...
01:04 am -05 - Mon, February 20, 2017
Engadget 'Counter-Strike' is facing a chat bot invasion
The Counter-Strike community has faced numerous challenges in the years since launch, ranging from cheating to gambling, but there's one more to add to the pile: a flood of chat bots. At least o...
10:59 pm -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget Color-changing hair dye responds to your environment
Just because you want to color your hair doesn't mean you want the same color all the time. Wouldn't it be nice if it could change with the weather, or whether or not you're inside? Y...
09:31 pm -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget The Pacific Ocean is hiding a whole continent
Who knew that finding hidden continents was a trend? Researchers now say they've confirmed the existence of Zealandia, a giant land mass (roughly two thirds the size of Australia) hiding in the P...
08:03 pm -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget Amazon lowers its free shipping threshold to counter Walmart
When Walmart ditched its Amazon Prime-style subscriptions and offered free two-day shipping for all orders over $35, it was a shot across the bow -- we might not compete directly, but we can still und...
06:29 pm -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget Event Horizon Telescope will soon take the first black hole photo
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is finally ready to take a picture of Sagittarius A*. From April 5th to 14th this year, the virtual telescope that's been in the making for the past two decades ...
05:02 pm -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget Apple reportedly buys an AI-based face recognition startup
Those rumors of Apple exploring facial recognition for sign-ins might just have some merit. Calcalist reports that Apple has acquired RealFace, an Israeli startup that developed deep learning-based fa...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget Spin Master's BB-8 is still cute and you can get one this year
The cute spherical BB-8 was one of the many highlights of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Spin Master's near life-size replica of him was one of our favorite things about last year's Toy F...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses
How would you deal with the likelihood that robots and automation will likely lead to many people losing their jobs? For Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the answer is straightforward: tax the robots....
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget The best vacuums
By Liam McCabeThis 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, it...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget After Math: Going on 'walk-a-back'
It was a big week for claiming victories (even if you didn't really win). Just look at Trump's crowing about how his administration is operating like a "well-oiled machine" (it...
10:15 am -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget SpaceX successfully blasts off from NASA's famous launch pad
After a last-moment delay, SpaceX has put NASA's legendary Launch Complex 39A back into action. The company successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the historic pad (best known for the Apol...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget BenHeck's Portable N64, part2
When Ben began his Nintendo 64 build, he knew it wasn't going to be easy. In this episode, he shrinks down the size of the controller, embeds the RAM expansion and begins to construct the case wi...
07:00 am -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget Barbie Hello Hologram is a tiny virtual friend for girls
Smart home speakers like the Echo and Google Home can tell you the weather, play music and look up stuff for you. However, they stop short of attaching a face to those actions, and certainly don'...
02:32 am -05 - Sun, February 19, 2017
Engadget Self-driving car race finishes with a crash
Fans attending Formula E's Buenos Aires ePrix got a nice treat: the first 'race' between self-driving cars on a professional track, courtesy of a test from Roborace. Only... it didn�...
11:57 pm -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump livestream is reborn in New Mexico
Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump livestreaming art piece in New York City was ignominiously shut down just a few weeks into its planned 4-year run, but it's getting a revival... albeit nowhere near...
10:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget Intel made a drone to help an NBA player in the Slam Dunk Contest
Orlando Magic player Aaron Gordon took things to a whole new level in tonight's NBA Slam Dunk Contest, one of the main events during the league's All-Star Weekend. The 21-year-old worked wit...
09:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget Batmobile toy uses augmented reality to show the driver's view
Batman's got plenty of wonderful toys bearing his name, from his trusty Batarangs to his super Batcomputer. However, none are more famous than the Batmobile. And, while diehard fans might be a li...
07:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget TAG Heuer's next smartwatch may include a swappable timepiece
TAG Heuer has dropped a few hints about its plans for a successor to the Connected, but the biggest news may be what it isn't mentioning. Android Central sources claim that TAG is working on the ...
05:59 pm -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget Robot probe no. 2 dies while exploring a Fukushima reactor
The second robot Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) sent into Fukushima's unit 2 reactor also failed to finish its mission. Earlier this month, the cameras of the first "scorpion" rob...
04:28 pm -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget FBI has three probes looking into Russia's election hacking
It's no secret that the FBI has been investigating Russia's alleged bid to influence US elections through hacking, but it's now clear just how deep that investigation goes. Reuters tips...
03:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget JJ Abrams and Stephen King are creating another Hulu series
The first collaboration between JJ Abrams and Stephen King on an original Hulu series (11.22.63) clearly went well, as the two are coming back for another round. Abrams' Bad Robot studio has tea...
01:29 pm -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget Google tests LTE phone calls on Project Fi
As nice as Google's Project Fi service is for the data-hungry crowd, it's not so hot for voice -- switching to Fi frequently means giving up pristine-sounding LTE voice calls with some of yo...
12:02 pm -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget Twitter and Showtime stream a boxing match at 9PM Eastern
Twitter is no stranger to livestreaming sports, but it still has opportunities to break new ground. The social network is teaming up with Showtime to stream its first-ever boxing match. Tune in to T...
10:31 am -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget Airbnb sued by major US apartment landlord
Here's a huge one for the ever-growing pile of lawsuits filed by and against Airbnb. Apartment Investment &amp; Management Co. (AIMCO) has sued the rental service for "helping tenants br...
09:03 am -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget SpaceX reschedules its unmanned Red Dragon mission to Mars
SpaceX is still relentlessly gunning for Mars, but the company has admitted that the current plans for its first unmanned flight might be a tad too ambitious. SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell has reve...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorWe live in a time when what previously would have been surreal is now reality. And I'm not even referring to the fact that our president fails to see the need to secure his ...
05:03 am -05 - Sat, February 18, 2017
Engadget Now Amazon Echo can access your Outlook.com calendar
As a part of Amazon's ongoing quest to make Alexa and its Echo devices deeply embedded within our lives, this week it added support for Microsoft Calendar accounts. If your account ends in Outloc...
11:57 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 take off from NASA's historic launch pad
At 10:01 AM EST on February 18th, a SpaceX flight will take off from Launch Complex 39A for the first time since the company signed a 20-year lease for its use. The company will also attempt another f...
11:57 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 take off from NASA's historic launch pad (updated)
At 10:01 AM ET on February 18th, a SpaceX flight will take off from Launch Complex 39A for the first time since the company signed a 20-year lease for its use. The company will also attempt another fi...
11:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget GM and Lyft could deliver a self-driving fleet next year
GM and Lyft announced their self-driving joint venture over a year ago, and now Reuters is hearing 2018 could be a big year for the effort. While a clear set of nationwide rules on autonomous cars cou...
09:04 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Now Microsoft's Twitch competitor has an Xbox One app
Microsoft bought livestreaming service Beam last August to fold its advanced viewer interactions with its gaming services on Windows 10 and Xbox. They finally opened testing up to select users at the ...
07:54 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Germany bans creepy doll over privacy concerns
My Friend Cayla is a smiling, blonde doll that can answer questions and play games by pairing with a smart device. She might also be spying on you....
06:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget When vending machines attack (a university)
We are marching toward certain doom at the hands of an angry Skynet of our own invention. Need proof? This week a school was attacked by its own soft drink vending machines.You read that right....
06:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget A supercomputer in coal country is analyzing climate change
In Wyoming, where the state produces about 40 percent of America's coal, a new supercomputer named Cheyenne has just come online to join in the fight against climate change. According to the Asso...
05:37 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Here's our first look at HBO's 'Silicon Valley' season four
Richard Hendricks, the hapless-yet-brilliant lead of HBO's Silicon Valley, is back. And once again, he has some big ideas percolating, judging from the show's first teaser trailer. But his p...
05:12 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Who is Scott Pruitt, the new EPA head?
On Friday, the US Senate voted 52&ndash;48 to confirm Scott Pruitt as the 14th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. His nomination and subsequent confirmation surprised many polit...
04:27 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget All opinions are equal in BuzzFeed's new comment system
President Donald Trump's election win was shocking to many, which seems to say that Americans understand each other less than ever. Part of this disconnect may be a lack of exposure to opposing v...
04:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Civic-planning sim 'Cities: Skylines' is coming to Xbox One
The civic-planning simulator Cities: Skylines is making the jump to consoles soon, long after Microsoft teased a port back in August 2015. At an undisclosed date this Spring, Xbox One owners will get ...
03:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Tesla owners now have an even more obsessive companion app
As the most technologically advanced production cars on the road, Tesla's vehicles collect a lot of potentially useful data. Unfortunately for Tesla's diehard fanclub of early adopters, the ...
03:11 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch eShop purchases will be tied to your account
Rejoice, Nintendo fans! Your eShop purchases on the Switch will be tied to your account and not the hardware, according to a new unboxing video....
02:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA Administrator
Immediately after his inauguration, President Trump got to work on his long-anticipated plan to gut the Environmental Protection Agency. His administration wants to review all research coming out of i...
02:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Moto Z Mod puts a walkie-talkie on your phone
Motorola has been encouraging enterprising hardware hackers to create Mods at contests around the globe for the Moto Z smartphone, though so far results have been somewhat limited. The latest Mod to m...
01:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Congressman requests investigation on Trump's old Android phone
With reports that President Donald Trump is still relying on his old, unsecured Galaxy S3, even as he's one of the most visible hacking targets in the world, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) has propo...
01:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Visitors with e-visas will get activated SIM cards in India
In a push to make travel easier, tourists on e-visas will now be greeted with SIM cards in India. The move will allow visitors to connect with locals on arrival without having to wait for hours to get...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget The NBA made an original show for Google's Daydream VR platform
As part of its 2017 All-Star Weekend festivities, the NBA is launching a virtual reality app for Google's Daydream platform. The main piece of NBA VR is a new series called House of Legends, whic...
12:42 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Humanity is on the cusp of de-extincting the Wooly Mammoth
After successfully extracting sequenceable DNA from a pair of Woolly Mammoth carcasses pulled from Siberia's permafrost in 2014, a team of Harvard researchers announced on Thursday that they are ...
12:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Xbox One bundle offers 10 indie games for $20
Xbox One owners who don't have many indie games can now fill that hole on the cheap. For the next few weeks, video game developer Curve Digital has partnered with Microsoft to offer the Instant I...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget The best bluetooth headsets
By Marianne Schultz and Nick GuyThis 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 chose...
11:43 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget YouTube will do away with unskippable 30-second ads next year
If you're not paying for YouTube Red, you're likely used to the many different types of advertising the video service features. But next year, one of the more irritating formats will be goin...
11:20 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget We tried McDonald's super-engineered shake straw
As part of this year's St. Patrick's Day promotions, McDonald's is debuting a highly engineered, hyper-exclusive straw dubbed the "Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal," ...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget ZTE cancels ill-fated Kickstarter to focus on a better phone
ZTE's plans to crowdsource ideas for its next mobile device has been a mostly smooth-sailing journey. But the company's efforts to make the eye-detecting phone a reality has been far less su...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget The Female Governors' Summit aims to get more girls into tech
Jobs in computer science and engineering aren't just highly lucrative -- they're also crucial for national innovation. With that in mind, Oklahoma's Governor Mary Fallin, Rhode Island&#...
10:40 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Fig's new fund helps indie games get to Steam
Crowdfunding and investment site Fig is offering successful indie developers a little extra cash to finish games and get them on Steam. With the $500,000 Fig Finishing Fund, developers that hit their ...
10:23 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Uber can't even fake concern for drivers in Q&A session
Given how eager Uber seems to replace drivers with autonomous cars, a Q&amp;A session conducted by CEO Jeff Jones on Facebook went about as well as you'd expect. He answered just a dozen or s...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 28: Disconnection Notice
On this episode, managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar join host Terrence O'Brien on to debate the value of reviving dead products and really dig deep on the value of u...
09:28 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget UK hospital uses VR to reassure children before MRI scans
Entering a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine can be a nerve-wracking experience. You're trapped in a tight space and have to lie perfectly still as loud noises -- produced by the current i...
08:51 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Dawn probe spots organic materials on dwarf planet Ceres
Ceres is now officially included the list of celestial bodies where we've found organic molecules. NASA's Dawn scientists have spotted the presence of organic compounds on the dwarf planet u...
08:15 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Bop It! Maker edition will get your creative juices flowing
Bop It! 2016's got nothing on this year's iteration of the '90s musical toy. Hasbro has just launched a Bop It! Maker edition, and if that name isn't obvious enough, it promises th...
07:07 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Giphy made 2,000 GIFs to help you learn sign language
A GIF can be more than a well-timed punchline for a tweet or group chat. Now, the looping clips can be used to teach people new languages. As Mashable reports, GIF provider Giphy has launched a new &q...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, February 17 2017
Hey, good morning! We made it to Friday. But what about yesterday? Some poor soul got their hands on Nintendo's new console two weeks in advance -- but has no games to play on it, Apple is tinker...
05:05 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Toyota, GM and Lyft want nationwide rules for self-driving cars
Automakers Toyota and GM and ride-sharing firm Lyft called on the US government to create US-wide standards to ease the testing and adoption of autonomous cars. The problem, they say, is that rules va...
04:18 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget Google's 'really blue' Pixel and Pixel XL come to the UK
When Google announced the Pixel and Pixel XL, it showed off three colors: silver, black and "really blue." Only two of those made it to the UK, however, with the third and whackiest option r...
03:03 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget VR headset attachment promises to manage stress and sleep
Some VR experiences could be relaxing on their own, but there's a VR accessory that was designed to make sure you get some well-deserved R&amp;R. That accessory, which attaches to a VR headse...
01:16 am -05 - Fri, February 17, 2017
Engadget 'Hearthstone' will release three full expansions in 2017
Blizzard is shaking up its Warcraft-themed digital card game, Hearthstone, with a slew of changes coming this year. Unlike its prior habit of alternating smaller Adventure releases with larger Expansi...
11:57 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Scientists are building an army of tiny cancer-fighting robots
Scientists have worked for years to incorporate robotics into delicate medical procedures. They've given us tiny devices that can inject drugs into a person's eye or bend to operate on hard-...
11:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Twitter kills notifications from threads of people you blocked
Twitter is ramping up its anti-abuse measures lately. After making abusive accounts invisible to anyone who don't follow them, the microblogging website has announced that you'll no longer b...
10:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Photographer captures nature through surveillance webcams
Nature photography usually involves a lot of being outside and walking. That's fine for some, but photographer Marcus DeSieno captures our world's natural majesty from his computer, via onli...
09:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Alphabet won't need all those internet balloons after all
Since it launched nearly four years ago, Alphabet's Project Loon experiment has shifted from an unlikely moonshot to an idea that might actually work. As Alphabet's experimental X division c...
08:39 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget 'Monopoly' is killing the thimble and it's all your fault
Monopoly's venerable thimble is not passing Go and it won't collect $200. The sewing accessory has been part of the board game since 1935, but voters decided to ditch it during a recent cont...
07:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Valve may be using a neural net against 'Counter-Strike' cheaters
It sounds like Valve is taking advantage of a neural network to combat the spread of cheats in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Posting on Reddit, someone using the moderator-verified Valve Anti-Chea...
07:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Office for Mac gets Touch Bar support
Owners of the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar will be pleased to hear that Microsoft Office now works with the LCD strip Apple introduced with its latest laptop. Support for Touch Bar was announced alongsi...
06:34 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Some poor soul has a Nintendo Switch, but no games
Today is a bittersweet day for NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot. His Nintendo Switch pre-order arrived on his doorstep two weeks ahead of schedule, but he has absolutely nothing to play on it. "I have ...
06:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Zuckerberg's vague new mission for Facebook
Facebook had already run into rocky territory over the past year, stumbling over censoring historically-significant content and wrestling with its own role in the election, before Trump came to office...
05:58 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Google needs your help building better video analysis algorithms
You probably haven't heard of YouTube-8M, but it's a big deal for anyone working in the field of machine learning. In short, it's a large database of labeled video content that programm...
05:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Skype Mobile tests in-call reactions and retooled search
With the wide variety messaging apps adding video calls, Microsoft has been steadily rolling out improvements to Skype to keep up with the competition. Starting today, Skype users can help test a few ...
05:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on a UE Roll 2 Bluetooth speaker
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...
04:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Samsung's South Korean leader has been arrested for bribery
That took a little longer than expected. Samsung's vice chairman Lee Jae-yong (better known as Jay Y. Lee) has been arrested over charges of bribery, according to Bloomberg. In early January a co...
04:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget AT&T will offer unlimited data for all customers tomorrow
Well that didn't take long. Just a few days after Verizon announced it would start offering an unlimited data plan after years of selling capped data packages, AT&amp;T will be doing the same...
03:50 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget President Trump plans to order a new travel ban next week
President Donald Trump said he will sign an executive order next week that updates his contentious January 27th ban on travelers and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries. Last week, a federal...
03:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Google opens massive virtual collection of US presidential history
If you're an American history buff, you're in luck. To celebrate President's Day, Google arts and culture team has just kicked off a monumental historical project focusing on our countr...
03:11 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget NASA crowdsources better ways to poop in spacesuits
Back in December, NASA and X Prize competition website HeroX announced the Space Poop Challenge to find a hands-free human waste solution that would work for six days in spacesuit. The winning entry w...
02:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Play a piano duet with Google's AI partner
When Google tries to educate public about its AI research, it often releases tools that playfully explain the grittier, technical corners of artificial intelligence. Like, say, neural network software...
02:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget A version of the pre-Trump EPA website is online
Longing for a time when the White House didn't actively deny the effects humans were having on climate change? You aren't alone. Following the sweeping changes made on Inauguration Day this ...
02:06 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget 'Alto's Adventure' studio will launch its new game this fall
Indie game developer Snowman has built up quite a reputation based mostly on one game: Alto's Adventure. But we now finally know when we'll get to see the studio's next creation. Where ...
01:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Lenovo is being dragged down by its mobile business
Lenovo is accustomed to good financial news, but even it's not immune to the tepid smartphone market. The company's mobile division lost $112 million as sales took a 23 percent nosedive, inc...
01:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Tinder just bought a Snapchat-like video app
With Tinder's acquisition of collaborative video messaging app Wheel, the swiping app of choice may soon offer more than photos of available people in your area. Tinder expanded beyond dating las...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Hasbro's cute new robo-dog teaches coding on the sly
Toy makers are coming up with more and more ways to encourage children to learn STEM skills, and Hasbro is trying to do that in a somewhat futuristic way. The company is releasing a $120 robotic dog t...
12:42 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant now helps with your shopping on Google Home
Amazon's Echo and its Alexa virtual assistant had a big head start before Google debuted Home, but the company has regularly announced new features to try and make up ground. Today, Google reveal...
12:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Untappd puts Foursquare-like beer recommendations front and center
The beer-focused app Untappd is a handy way to keep track of what you've tasted, what you liked and what your friends are drinking. This week, the suds social network completely redesigned its mo...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget GM's car sharing service offers more EVs by teaming with cities
The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to embracing EVs and now its teaming up with GM's car-sharing service to make those vehicles more readily available. Maven announced today that it's pa...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget YouTube now has over one billion auto-captioned videos
Over a billion videos on YouTube are accessible to viewers who are hard of hearing or completely deaf, thanks to the video platform's automated captions. YouTube product manager Liat Kaver has an...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget IBM's new weather app sends emergency alerts without a network
What good is a weather app when the network is down? Not much -- typically. But with an upcoming Weather Channel app for Android, IBM is offering one solution for emerging markets: "Mesh Network ...
11:20 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Twitter starts temporarily restricting abusive accounts
In a bid to stop trolling and online harassment, Twitter has now begun to reduce the reach of abusive accounts. The social media site's new vetting system temporarily restricts the tweets of abus...
10:59 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget NASA wants to send humans aboard the first SLS flight
The first Space Launch System flight scheduled for 2018 was supposed to be unmanned, designed to test the new rocket and its companion Orion capsule. But now NASA has grander plans for its maiden flig...
10:38 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Makerbot lays off a third of staff as 3D printers remain niche
For the fourth time in less than two years, 3D printer manufacturer Makerbot is laying off workers, this time cutting 30 percent of its staff. It also announced plans to shift its focus to professiona...
10:15 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Bloomberg: The next Apple TV will be 4K
The next Apple TV will support 4K video and possibly HDR, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Other than that, though, it won't be massively different from the current product, and the com...
09:53 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Play 'NBA 2K17' and 'Rocket League' for free on Xbox this weekend
It's been a long week, hasn't it? Well luckily for Xbox One owners it looks like Microsoft wants to start the weekend early, as from today you'll be able to play both NBA 2K17 and Rocke...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Microsoft's drone simulator and Dubai's hover taxis
Today on In Case You Missed It: Why get stuck in traffic when you can simply fly over it? At least, that's Dubai's plan. The UAE's largest city announced its intent to unleash swarms of...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget 3Doodler's new kits help kids craft their own robots
It used to be that if you gave a 3Doodler Start to a child, you'd have to throw them some stencils or otherwise pray they were creative enough to make something neat. Not so anymore. Eager to emp...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget IBM and Indiegogo are bringing Watson's smarts to the masses
IBM sees a big future in the Internet of Things. The company unveiled its $200 million IoT headquarters in Munich this week as part of its planned $3 billion investment in the connected devices indust...
08:55 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Apple's WWDC starts on June 5th
Apple's annual developer conference, WWDC, will begin on June 5th and run through to June 9th. Typically, the show doubles as a press conference, serving as a showcase for the latest iterations o...
08:07 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Uber offers UK drivers free English course ahead of compulsory test
Uber only works if a huge number of drivers are at its disposal. (Surge pricing helps when demand outstrips supply, but it's not a silver bullet.) To achieve that critical mass, the company is co...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget ZTE's 'Gigabit' phone will bridge the LTE and 5G gap
You may think of 5G as the next fast wireless standard, with speeds ranging from 400 Mbps with AT&amp;T all the way up to 5 Gbps and beyond. LTE isn't quite dead yet, though, and ZTE has laun...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Google Fiber is restructuring and taking a new direction
Alphabet is making some huge changes to steer Google Fiber in a new, more wireless direction. According to Wired, the corporation has reassigned hundreds of Fiber employees to other parts of the compa...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, February 16 2017
Welcome to the return of iPhone rumors. It's already that wonderful time of the year as leaks, rumors and supply chain-side intel offer a glimpse into what Apple's cooking. Or not. Global ga...
04:31 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget 'EverQuest' co-creator joins Amazon Games Studio in San Diego
Amazon is firing up new locations for its Games Studio (AGS) offices along the West Coast and infusing it with some legacy blood. John Smedley, one of the original creators of the seminal MMO Everques...
03:01 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Reddit mixes up its front page with new 'r/Popular' subreddit
As Reddit has grown from a small, insider community to a highly-trafficked intersection of conversation and news, debate has raged over what should get shown on the site's front page. Like Google...
02:18 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget Pixar opens a free Khan Academy course on storytelling
Pixar is offering a free course through Khan Academy that can help you find the kind of stories you want to tell -- and help you tell them better. The "Art of Storytelling" is the latest ins...
01:40 am -05 - Thu, February 16, 2017
Engadget LG explains why the G6 has a big 'FullVision' display
Even though LG has yet to fully take the wraps off of its next flagship smartphone, the latest teaser explains why you need the G6 and its "FullVision" display. Measuring 5.7-inches diagonal...
11:48 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Analyst rumor: iPhone 8 'function area' to replace home button
While we're still months away from finding out exactly what's what with any new iPhone, the rumor mill is already running at full tilt. Following up on earlier reports of a 5.8-inch edgeless...
11:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry's share of the smartphone market is virtually zero
BlackBerry may be hoping for a recovery in its smartphone business, but it's hitting rock bottom right now. Gartner analysts estimate that BlackBerry's once-dominant platform hit 0.0 percen...
10:18 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget CNN broadcasts on YouTube after TV ban in Venezuela
Earlier today, the Venezuelan government cut CNN en Espa&ntilde;ol's signal, shutting off its television broadcasting in the country shortly after it aired a report on fake passports. Not to ...
09:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget 'Watch Dogs 2' patch adds a mystery to the game's ending
Watch Dogs 2 has a new ending, and it might be teasing the location of the game's sequel. Ubisoft updated the hacker-themed action game last week, adding new emotes, dances and clothing. It also ...
08:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Republicans hope to overturn internet privacy rules
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai isn't the only one bent on rolling back internet regulations. Republican Senator Jeff Flake is planning to submit a resolution that would eliminate the FCC's recently ...
07:57 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget NASA is crowdsourcing the search for exoplanets
To those of you who dream of going to space: Sorry, but that may never happen. However, NASA is once again counting on the public for help understanding what's beyond our world. All we have to do...
07:08 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook now lets companies post job listings
You might not have to visit LinkedIn or a dedicated job site to climb up the career ladder. Facebook has started rolling out support for job listings on company pages, starting with the US and Canada...
06:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Microsoft drone simulator helps you prevent real-world crashes
It's relatively easy to develop a drone that can fly on its own, but it's another matter developing one that can navigate the many obstacles of real life. That's where Microsoft thinks ...
05:51 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk accidentally tweets that Trump's ban is 'not right'
If you've been tweeting for a while, then your drafts folder is probably full of too-hot takes that you eventually thought better of and dialed back for public consumption. Of course, you're...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget 'Street Fighter' on Nintendo Switch flings first-person hadokens
News keeps trickling in for the Switch as we await its public release next month. Befitting a Nintendo console, they range from exciting to bizarre, often taking the system's novel points and run...
05:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget New Simon memory game looks like a cheap VR headset
Last year, Hasbro revealed an updated version of its classic Simon game that didn't require you to press multi-color buttons. With Simon Air, you just put your hand close to the color and it devi...
04:52 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon simplifies self-published paperback printing
Amazon has a program in place allowing people to self-publish both printed and electronic books, but until now the workflow has been clunky as authors were forced to use a different tool for each form...
04:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Siri's latest Easter egg lets you become 'Lego Batman'
Apple's personal assistant Siri is known for its Easter eggs and its oddball answers to questions like, "What is the meaning of life?" Now, its latest trick will help you get in touch w...
04:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo and Google Home want to be your new house phone
Right now, you can order a pizza, manage your to-do list and call an Uber on Amazon Echo and Google Home. The latest development from the smart speakers would give us yet another reason to leave our p...
03:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Drivers push NYC to require tipping option in ride-sharing apps
In New York City, some ride-sharing services offer an in-app option for riders to tip the driver. Uber doesn't, so the Independent Drivers Guild is pushing the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (...
03:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Sony plans to make PlayStation Now exclusive to PC and PS4
If you're a PlayStation Now user that doesn't actually own a PS4, get ready to cancel your subscription -- Sony just announced that its cloud gaming service is going to drop support for ever...
03:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Why is Verizon offering unlimited data again?
As soon as Verizon dropped the unexpected news that it was bringing back unlimited data plans, I immediately started searching for the catch. The company has a rightfully earned reputation for nickel-...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget McDonald's has re-engineered drinking straws
Of all the tech innovations coming out of McDonald's, we never would have expected the humble drinking straw needed a redesign. But that's exactly what a team of robotic and aerospace engine...
02:35 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Dutch town adds 'Lightlines' to alert distracted pedestrians
A city in the Netherlands is the latest to give distracted smartphone users an extra heads-up in the crosswalk. A pilot project in the city of Bodegraven called +Lightlines (or +Lichtlijn in Dutch) is...
02:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Microsoft will unveil Xbox Project Scorpio on June 11th
If you're an Xbox fan who's been anxiously awaiting more news on Microsoft's Project Scorpio ever since it was unveiled at E3 last year, you now know exactly when you'll get the fu...
01:57 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget India sets record launching 104 satellites aboard a single rocket
The Indian Space Research Organisation, India's version of NASA, set a record on Valentine's Day when one of its PSLV rockets successfully launched 104 satellites into orbit. Riding onboard ...
01:36 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Republicans call for investigation into EPA use of encrypted chats
Earlier in February, Politico reported that US government workers (particularly at the EPA) were using encrypted chat apps like Signal to express dissent against President Trump's policies withou...
01:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Twitch's in-chat tipping program generated $6 million in 2016
In June 2016, Twitch introduced Cheering, a system that allows viewers to pay their favorite partnered streamers simply by typing an emote into the chat -- and it appears to have paid off. Participati...
12:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Your brain always has a backup plan
You may not always be consciously considering a Plan B when you're making a decision, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Queen's University researchers have discovered that t...
11:34 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Verizon reportedly reduces its Yahoo offer by $250 million
Verizon's $4.83 billion Yahoo acquisition could end up costing closer to $4.6 billion, Bloomberg reports. The discount comes after two high-profile Yahoo hacks came to light last year, which affe...
11:02 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Yahoo can scan your emails to tell you who's calling
Yahoo has added two new features to its Mail app, helping users both easily identify phone numbers linked to email contacts and instantly sync photos from their camera roll to their desktop mailbox. T...
10:42 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget HTC's mobile VR headset won't be a copycat
HTC is quickly establishing itself as a virtual reality-focused company, and that's evident with its plans to enter the mobile VR arena. In an interview with CNET, company CFO Chia-lin Chang has ...
10:19 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Russia-backed malware can now target Macs
The state-backed Russian group accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee appears to be expanding its repertoire. Bitdefender Labs researchers have obtained a sample of a Mac-native variant ...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Bethesda's 'Prey' reboot makes you fear everything
Prey is all about deception. The first-person shooter starts off simple enough: You're a scientist beginning a new job at your brother's massive research company. You wake up in your bedroom...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Makeblock's Lego-like 'Neuron' teaches kids robotics and code
Makeblocks, a company known for kid-friendly robotics and DIY hovercraft-drones, is launching a new gadget-building platform called Neuron. It's like Lego meets Littlebits -- you get over 30 bloc...
09:44 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Sony files patent for Vive-style PSVR tracking device
Sony is experimenting with its own Vive-style VR tracking device, according to a patent filing from June. The document hints at a tracker working similarly to HTC's current virtual reality tech. ...
09:26 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant can share your personal info in Allo chats
For now, Allo is the one place where regular Android users can get a taste of Google Assistant, the AI helper that's otherwise reserved for Google's own Pixel phones. You can call on it duri...
09:05 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget 'Team Fortress 2' patch fixes decade-old bug
Video games with a dedicated developer team periodically release software patches to fix broken things. Sometimes these come at the behest of the title's community, and dedicated users can be cou...
08:17 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Microsoft hikes UK Surface prices because Brexit
Thanks to the Brexit vote, the weakened pound is causing many companies to adjust prices to cover the shortfall, and today you can add Microsoft to that list. The cost of the company's enterprise...
08:08 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget IMAX opens first VR theater in Los Angeles
The first of many planned IMAX theaters dedicated to virtual reality has opened in Los Angeles. Trading large, wraparound screens for small, immersive headsets, the facility allows anyone to experienc...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' adds creatures from 'Gold' and 'Silver' this week
If the seasonal events Niantic Labs has added to Pokemon Go haven't been enough to keep you playing, maybe 80 new pocket monsters will. Specifically, those from the Johto region from Pokemon Gold...
06:38 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon UK is reportedly developing its own clothing lines
Amazon may have become the defacto place to buy electronics, books and associated forms of media, but a number of other product categories are quietly booming. Clothing sales, for instance, have grown...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday February 15 2017
Welcome to hump day. Expect new Facebook apps on your TVs, home security cameras that just know where your doors are, and the return of the Nokia 3310 -- for some reason....
04:33 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Henrietta Lacks will be immortalized in an HBO special
Her name may not be widely known outside of medical research circles, but Henrietta Lacks -- and the tumorous cell samples she left behind when she died of cervical cancer in 1951 -- have been crucial...
02:58 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget Huawei is launching its P10 flagship smartphone at MWC
Huawei has confirmed that it's debuting its upcoming flagship handset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona through a mysterious video teaser. Unfortunately, it doesn't even show you a glimp...
01:18 am -05 - Wed, February 15, 2017
Engadget 'Apocalypse Now' game studio tries raising $5.9 million on its own
The plan to translate cult war horror film Apocalypse Now into a video game seemed ambitious in scope and public support when it launched a Kickstarter late in January with a $900,000 goal. But after ...
11:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Jaguar and Shell partner for in-car fuel payments
Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Shell to make fueling up a touch more convenient. That's because everyone who owns a vehicle equipped with the company's InControl Apps ...
11:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Canon expands its mirrorless lineup with the EOS M6
In case the EOS 77D and Rebel T7i weren't enough for you, Canon has also announced the EOS M6. The company's new mirrorless camera is basically an M5 without a built-in electronic viewfinder...
11:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Canon's latest DSLRs are the EOS 77D and Rebel T7i
Canon is adding two new members to its EOS DSLR lineup, the 77D and Rebel T7i. The former is designed to be a step above the Rebel series but below the 80D, which was introduced nearly a year ago. It ...
10:08 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Gates Foundation: Empowering women is key to fighting poverty
In 2006, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet donated $31 billion in company stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As a way of outlining just what the Gates family did with the "single ...
09:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Climb Mount Everest in VR on your Oculus Rift
You no longer need an HTC Vive to scale Mount Everest in VR on your PC. S&oacute;lfar Studios and RVX have released Everest VR for the Oculus Rift, bringing the virtual ascent to Facebook's ...
08:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Starz will let you pay for streaming TV with prepaid cards
Conventional TV networks, as a rule, are very fond of subscriptions. Don't tell that to Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, though. He told guests at the Code Media conference that the premium channel will...
07:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Former employee sues Magic Leap for sex discrimination
Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is being accused of sex discrimination and creating a hostile work environment. Ironically, the company is being sued by Tannen Campbell, who was hired to make the...
06:50 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Caavo hopes to be the one box to rule your home theater
If you're a home theater geek, chances are your days are spent juggling several different remotes and TV inputs. Caavo, a startup from the folks behind the original Sling box, hopes to make your ...
06:26 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Stream live NBA games in VR la carte starting February 23rd
The NBA announced its plan to stream weekly games live in VR last fall and soon there will be a much cheaper &agrave; la carte option. Starting February 23rd, basketball fans will be able to watch...
05:55 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Toyota's 10 millionth hybrid sale hints at a greener future
Toyota announced that as of January 31, it has sold over 10 million hybrid cars. Business has been strong in recent months, as one million of those sales have come since the end of April 2016....
05:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon's delivery drones could drop packages with parachutes
Amazon's much-anticipated (and long time coming) drone deliveries might technically finally be happening, but a new patent spotted by CNN suggests your next book or box-set might actually arrive ...
05:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook's next conquest: Your TV
Facebook's recent push into video is coming for your big screen TV. The social network enabled streaming video to Apple TV and Chromecast last October, but it's about to go native with an ap...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Conway is 'unclear' who retweeted a racist from her account
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, came under fire Tuesday after someone retweeted a self-proclaimed white nationalist's support for her from her official Twitter account. The user, Li...
04:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Comcast's all-in-one Xfinity Stream app arrives February 28th
Say goodbye to the Xfinity TV app as you knew it... not that you'll necessarily mind. Comcast has unveiled a replacement mobile app, Xfinity Stream, that promises to cover just about everything ...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Scenes from Epson's 'Digital Couture' show at New York Fashion Week
Since 2015, Epson has been giving up-and-coming designers an opportunity to show clothes made with digital printers at New York Fashion Week. This year was no exception. With the Digital Couture Proje...
04:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile's upgraded phone plan ditches the HD video day pass
Until T-Mobile improved its One plan this week, one of its biggest hassles was the HD video day pass. Even if you paid extra for unlimited HD, you had to enable a pass every time you wanted more than...
03:55 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget The Strong Museum will open a 'Women in Games' exhibit in 2018
"Women have indelibly shaped every aspect of the history of video games, and that story needs to be better documented and told."That's Jon-Paul Dyson, director of the International Cent...
03:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Daimler is going all-electric with 'Smart' cars in North America
Smart, a subsidiary of Daimlerchrysler, announced on Tuesday that starting in 2018 all of its vehicles sold in North America will be of the electric variety. The company plans to stop selling the gas-...
03:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook videos in your News Feed soon autoplay with sound
The age of scrolling through your Facebook News Feed past mercifully silent autoplaying videos is over. The social media giant is showering its users with unasked-for love by automatically triggering ...
03:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget 'Rocket League' blasts into 4K with PS4 Pro support
With the launch of the PlayStation 4 Pro in November, Sony promised a more powerful console with a boost in framerates and resolution pretty much across the board. Of course, that shiny new hardware d...
02:40 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget 'Outlast 2' is all about documenting your own mental breakdown
Philippe Morin wants to break your brain. As a creator of the grotesque, critically acclaimed horror series Outlast, he delights in dissecting the psychology of terror and dreaming up new nightmares f...
02:11 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget AI is learning to speed read
As clever as machine learning is, there's one common problem: you frequently have to train the AI on thousands or even millions of examples to make it effective. What if you don't have week...
01:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget National Academy of Sciences endorses embryonic engineering
The next generation of humans may well be genetically modified. The National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday issued a 216-page report endorsing human germline modification in the future, but only in ce...
01:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Outlook.com subscription is officially available
Microsoft's paid take on email, Outlook.com Premium, is officially open for business: the company has quietly dropped the Preview label on its service, making it available to anyone in the US. Sp...
12:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Etsy wants to be your online source for craft supplies
Etsy has made a name for itself as marketplace for handmade goods, but today the company announced an ambitious new initiative: Etsy Studios, an online storefront dedicated solely to craft supplies. T...
11:46 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Sony made a PSVR music video you can move around in
When it comes to the immersive visuals virtual reality offers, the audio needs to be equally as compelling. That includes having the sound adapt to your movements as you navigate a scene or event. To ...
11:21 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Dodge Beyonc's haterz in the 8-bit game 'Lemonade Rage'
If you've ever dreamed of being Beyonc&eacute; for a day, you're in luck. A small group of game designers created Lemonade Rage: an 8-bit adventure where you dodge haterz, bullshit and I...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a handcrafted desk set courtesy of Grovemade!
There's something relaxing about a neat and organized work space (at least for some of us). Less clutter can mean less distraction when you're trying to get things done. Grovemade has been h...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget 'Forza' is a billion-dollar success story for Microsoft
Microsoft has revealed that its flagship racing franchise has now made over a billion dollars at retail. With last year's well received Forza Horizon 3 shifting over 2.5 million copies in a coupl...
10:27 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Trump or nah? OkCupid now matches partners' politics
OkCupid has refreshed is mobile app with a new look and revised questions and categories to help you find a potential life partner rather than a one-night stand. The app already probed your interests ...
10:10 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Google has been asked to take down over a million websites
After years spent attempting to clean the internet's murky waters, Google's latest transparency report reveals it has now received takedown requests for over a million different sites. With ...
09:50 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget The Nokia 3310 will reportedly return this month
The Nokia 3310 needs little introduction. Easy to use. Borderline indestructible. A battery that seemed to last forever. Oh, and it had Snake. It's been a while since the phone was at the top of ...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Transient luminous events and bipedal robots
Today on In Case You Missed It: We get a much closer look at electrical discharge phenomena courtesy of a video filmed from the International Space Station. Called "Transient Luminous Events"...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Nest Cams can automatically detect your doors
Nest is improving both its apps and its camera smarts. An update to both iOS and Android apps (if your phones and tablets are on the latest versions) focuses on notifications, with Nest Aware subscrib...
08:33 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget YouTube cancels Pewdiepie's original series after anti-Semitic jokes
Just hours after Disney-owned Maker Studios severed ties with Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg for broadcasting anti-semitic messages, the Swedish-born vlogger has now lost support from another k...
08:04 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Driver murders prompt Uber to tighten security in Brazil
Uber India launched cash payments in 2015 and the company has since expanded to South America, but there has been a dark side: crime. At least six drivers in Brazil have been murdered and robberies ar...
07:56 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' has a $20 DLC season pass
If you thought Nintendo's next Zelda game didn't look expansive enough, then you might be intrigued / already sold on a $20 season pass that will go on sale March 3rd. Producer Eiji Aonuma t...
07:03 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Scientists are making VR displays that match your eyesight
One of the reasons why VR games and experiences cause headache and nausea is because headsets' displays can't optimize images for your eyes. A team of Stanford scientists seek to change that...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, February 14 2017
The unlimited data battles of yesteryear are back as T-Mobile and Verizon offer all the data you might need (with fair usage caveats), and silly Nintendo party games are also making a return on the Ni...
03:46 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Scientists release huge set of exoplanet-detecting observations
If you've always wanted to find exoplanets, now's your chance to help. A team of scientists from MIT, Carnegie Mellon and other universities have released a huge dataset containing 61,000 in...
01:42 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon Chime is yet another videoconferencing tool
Somehow, in 2017 it's still a chore to collect people for a conference call, much less one with video. Now Amazon is taking on Microsoft/Skype, Cisco and the rest with its new solution, Chime. Ai...
12:53 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Maker Studios parts ways with Pewdiepie after anti-Semitic jokes
Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg's actions have cost him a business partner: Disney's Maker Studios. While the YouTube personality claimed a video published on January 11th was nothing ...
12:09 am -05 - Tue, February 14, 2017
Engadget Eddy Cue reveals 'Planet of the Apps' reality show details
Last fall we heard many of the details of the reality TV show that's coming to Apple Music, but now we've actually seen a bit of it. During an onstage interview at Code Conference, Apple exe...
11:06 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Playboy goes full-frontal, again
Playboy is bringing nudity back to the magazine a year after striking totally bare bodies from its pages. In October 2015, the publication's CEO Scott Flanders said that nudity was "pass&...
10:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Humble's latest bundle benefits ACLU, Doctors Without Borders
Humble Bundle has raised millions for charities like the American Red Cross and Girls Who Code, but its latest offering is not only for a good cause -- it's making a political statement. The Humb...
09:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Planet Earth II,' 'Chef's Table' and 'The Good Fight'
It's time. Nearly ten years after the original Planet Earth documentary showed us what our HDTVs were for, Planet Earth II is arriving Sunday night. Even better, if you have Dish Network, you can...
09:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Fox's impulse-buy Movie of the Day app comes to Apple TV
Fox is always open to new ideas on how to goose digital movie sales, and one of its recent developments has been the "Movie of the Day" app on iOS. Starting tomorrow, it will also be availab...
08:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget A closer look at Nintendo's '1-2 Switch' mini-games
I played plenty of Nintendo Switch titles during last month's launch event, but it was the mini-game collection 1-2 Switch that I couldn't get out of my head. (I suppose virtually milking a ...
08:07 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Twitter briefly stops notifying people when they're on lists
Twitter just made a big (if momentary) blunder when it comes to fighting abuse. The social network briefly stopped providing notifications whenever someone adds you to a list, ostensibly to make sure ...
07:21 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Senators ask for info on Trump's smartphone use
When he isn't addressing matters of national security amongst diners at his Mar-a-Lago resort, Donald Trump is reportedly using an unsecured Android phone for official communications. That's...
06:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Uber puts mapping cars on five continents
Uber just showed how committed it is to mapping the planet. The ridesharing outfit has started rolling out map cars in Singapore, putting the vehicles on five major continents (sorry, Antarctica, you&...
06:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget UK bookstore tweets entire 'Harry Potter' novel at Piers Morgan
J.K. Rowling is famously outspoken on Twitter, a lesson Piers Morgan is now learning the hard way. On a recent episode of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Morgan spoke in favor of President Donal...
05:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Passenger drones will begin flying over Dubai this summer
The single-rider, human-sized quadcopter that whipped CES 2016 into a frenzy could be carrying passengers as early as this summer. As the head of Dubai's Roads and Transportation Agency announced...
05:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Formula E's next-generation cars get their first concept shots
The all-electric Formula E race series is set to make some high-profile moves this season. With a big race in Brooklyn and at least one major entrant ditching the fossil-fueled Le Mans races, electric...
05:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget AI learns to recognize exotic states of matter
It's difficult for humans to identify phase transitions, or exotic states of matter that come about through unusual transitions (say, a material becoming a superconductor). They might not have t...
04:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile upgrades its One plan to counter Verizon
There's no mistaking it: Verizon's decision to resurrect its unlimited data plan was a shot across T-Mobile's bow. And to no one's surprise, the magenta-hued network is responding ...
04:21 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Univision will stream Liga MX soccer live on Facebook this season
Facebook has hosted livestreams of soccer matches in the past, but for the upcoming Liga MX season, the social network is doing more than one-off events. Today, Univision announced that 46 total match...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget YouTube creates four original shows just for its Kids app
Now that YouTube has dipped its toes into the wild world of original programming, the company has plans to launch four new shows this spring aimed at children and pre-teens. The YouTube Kids app will ...
03:40 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget You can now give your Valentine a virtual blowjob
Valentine's Day is less than 24 hours away, and if you're still scrambling for a gift for your special guy, porn website CamSoda has an idea -- send him a virtual blowjob. Yes, that's a...
03:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget A 'Costume Quest' animated series is coming to Amazon Video
One of Amazon's upcoming original kids series should be very familiar to fans of a certain Double Fine title. The online retailer announced today that a Costume Quest animated children's ser...
02:49 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Trump didn't restrict public phone use near classified info
Hillary Clinton caught plenty of flak for the security risks involved with her private email server, but President Trump is raising a lot of eyebrows as well. When the Commander-in-Chief received word...
02:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' is actually a cookbook
Food is pretty important in Final Fantasy XV -- and it's not just obvious Cup Noodle product placement either. Meals add to your vitality and strength, increase magical resistances and even offer...
01:52 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget The LG G6 promises superior sound with an upgraded quad-DAC
Details continue to emerge about LG's upcoming G6 smartphone, and today the company revealed that the device will feature a 32-bit quad-DAC system promising improved sound quality....
01:28 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget The gore of 'Resident Evil 7' is heavily censored in Japan
A big part of the fun in Resident Evil 7 is the way it pays off the creeping tension with jolts of pure gore. It turns out, however, that gamers in Japan aren't getting quite the same effect. As ...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard
Who really cares about desktop keyboards anymore? Well, people who need to type all day without hurting their wrists, for one. Microsoft has been in the ergonomic keyboard business for decades with it...
12:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget IBM's Watson-powered voice assistant is built for security pros
If it wasn't already clear that AI-powered voice assistants are ready for the workplace, it is now. IBM is not only launching Watson for Cybersecurity, a cognitive computing service that parses l...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget The best electric blanket and heated mattress pad
By Courtney SchleyThis 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...
11:35 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget The UK considers tougher prison sentences for whistleblowers
The UK government is considering new proposals that would drastically increase prison sentences for individuals and journalists found guilty of obtaining or sharing state secrets. In a bid to moderniz...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Razer Blade updated with 4K screen and Kaby Lake CPUs
Razer has launched a new Blade for folks needing a blend of power and portability. The latest 14-inch model is the company's first with an (optional) 4K screen, and is also packing Intel's l...
10:46 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Apple takes a big step toward wireless charging on iPhones
Rumors have swirled for a while that Apple might embrace wireless charging beyond smartwatches (including for the next iPhone), and the company only seems to be stoking those expectations. Apple has q...
10:31 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Transhumanist politician wants to run for governor of California
Zoltan Istvan didn't have much of a chance at being president, but that didn't stop him from campaigning as the Transhumanist Party's candidate to promote his pro-technology and science...
10:02 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Google brings Foursquare-like favorite lists to Maps
You can now create Spotify-like "playlists" of your favorite local spots on Google Maps that your friends can share and follow. The feature, which Google recently rolled out to Local Guide u...
09:39 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Dating app makes you call your match to get started
With most dating services, live human interaction is usually the last thing that happens. It's what you get if that back-and-forth messaging actually leads somewhere. In Hotline's newly la...
09:21 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Watch the second trailer for the 'Ghost in the Shell' movie
The live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell is fast-approaching theaters, so of course Hollywood's marketing machine is churning out more trailers in anticipation. The latest teaser is a two-min...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget How 'NieR' was brought back from the dead
Taro Yoko, director of NieR: Automata, leans forward in his chair. "The stories I write really aren't very good at all," he says, through a translator. "They're a big pile of ...
08:08 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon and Netflix win their first BAFTA film awards
Last October, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced that streaming-only titles would be considered for the first time at the 2017 film awards. A wise decision, it seems, be...
07:07 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Nikon cancels DL compacts amid 'extraordinary' losses
Nikon has cancelled the DL series premium compact cameras it was hoping to pit against Sony and Panasonic. The lineup was supposed to launch in June of 2016, but was delayed due to problems with the e...
06:05 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Sonos to raise prices by up to 25 percent over Brexit
If you live in the UK and have been mulling a Sonos purchase recently, take note: the company's prices will soon be going up. Through an online support page, the company has confirmed that its pr...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, February 13 2017
It's Monday, and over the weekend Intel says its chips are getting (predictably) better, although not to a revolutionarily degree. We play with the ultimate, if unofficial, NES, and see a streami...
05:09 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Apple's Carpool Karaoke series gets its first trailer
It's been six months since Apple acquired the keys to the viral juggernaut that is Carpool Karaoke. In that time, we've learned that the iPhone maker plans 16 half-hour episodes that will in...
04:22 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Dwarf star's atmosphere holds the ingredients for life
One of the biggest questions in the search for life in the universe is a simple one: how common are the ingredients needed to make life-giving planets? They might be more widespread than you think. ...
02:03 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget Secure wireless charging stops pads from frying your phone
It's not just dodgy wired phone chargers that you have to worry about -- a poorly-made wireless charging pad could easily toast your phone. But how do you prevent that from happening when there a...
12:02 am -05 - Mon, February 13, 2017
Engadget NASA rocket will form artificial clouds in space
When you watch a rocket launch, it's usually to enjoy the show put on by the rocket itself. With one of NASA's next launches, however, you'll likely be more interested in what's l...
10:08 pm -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget Chance the Rapper wins the first Grammy for a streaming-only album
This year is the first time streaming-only albums were eligible to win at the Grammys and Chance the Rapper took full advantage. The hip hop artist won for Best Rap Album Sunday night, notching the fi...
09:24 pm -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget Liquid battery could last for over 10 years
Modern batteries aren't hampered so much by their capacity as their long-term lifespan -- a lithium-ion pack can easily become useless after a few years of heavy use. That's bad enough for ...
07:55 pm -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget Car makers ask Trump to revisit fuel efficiency rules
Car companies operating in the US are required to meet stringent fuel efficiency standards (a fleet average of 54.5MPG) through 2025, but they're hoping to loosen things now that President Trump ...
06:27 pm -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget NASA picks three potential drill sites for Mars 2020
When the Mars 2020 rover reaches the red planet, it will quickly begin drilling for samples from its surface. NASA hasn't picked the exact drill site yet, but it has narrowed its choices down to ...
05:23 pm -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget Verizon revives its unlimited data plan
Here's a nice Sunday surprise: Verizon is bringing back the unlimited data plan. As of February 13th, the carrier is launching a Verizon Unlimited tier that gives you unlimited US data, calls an...
04:56 pm -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget Jolla's latest mobile OS upgrade focuses on the basics
Jolla is going some distance to putting its Sailfish OS on more phones you can buy, but it's clear the startup still has a ways to go before you're ditching your existing device. It just rel...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget BenHeck's portable N64, part 1
Of all the build requests the Ben Heck Show team receives on the element14 Community, there's one that has repeatedly came up: build a portable Nintendo 64, please! The team has finally decided t...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on NVIDIA's new Shield TV
NVIDIA's new Shield TV is a lot like its old Shield TV -- at least, on the inside. Still, the revamped Android TV set-top box is a lot smaller; it has a vastly improved game controller; and it�...
12:29 pm -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget 'Splatoon 2' preview arrives on Nintendo Switch in March
The Nintendo Switch doesn't exactly have a massive catalog of launch titles, but that doesn't mean that you'll be waiting months to play all the biggest games. Nintendo is promising a ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget After Math: Baby come back
This was a week of many happy returns. Stanford students brought back 5,000 year old Chinese beer, Prince's catalog has reappeared on streaming services not owned by Jay Z and a pair of classic H...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget Panasonic's indoor farm, and more in the week that was
Tesla's groundbreaking affordable electric car is nearly here. This week the automaker announced plans to begin production on the Model 3 by the end of the month. Meanwhile, environmental champio...
07:25 am -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget Spyware targeted proponents of Mexico's soda tax
Surveillance-oriented spyware is dodgy in itself, but it's even worse when it's abused to intimidate political enemies -- just ask Mexican health advocates. The New York Times has learned t...
01:38 am -05 - Sun, February 12, 2017
Engadget Google adds iconic African landmarks to Street View
It's not all jungles, mud houses and wild animals in Africa: the continent has cities, art centers, monuments and other landmarks, just like everywhere else in the world. To bust myths going arou...
10:59 pm -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget Old drug gets an absurd price hike to $89,000 per year
Martin Shkreli doesn't have a monopoly on jacking up drug prices. Marathon Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for an old drug used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, deflazacort, and in...
09:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget NASA wants to send a life-detecting lander to Europa
Back in June 2016, NASA commissioned 21 scientists to design a lander headed for Europa, conjure up science objectives for it and figure out if the mission is feasible. After around eight months of de...
08:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget Google hints at Assistant coming to existing Android devices
It's very likely that you'll see Google Assistant on new Android devices beyond the Pixel line, but when... and what about the device you already have? The AI helper might be coming sooner t...
06:27 pm -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget Feds delay endangered bumblebee's protection
The rusty patched bumblebee was supposed to be officially added to the endangered species list on February 10th. Unfortunately, the insect's fate is now uncertain: a Federal Register notice filed...
04:59 pm -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget Tiny airborne probe could help local weather forecasts
To date, it hasn't been easy to get loads of airborne weather data beyond major airports. Airliners have had a sophisticated probe system (TAMDAR Edge) for over a dozen years, but that doesn'...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1
Convertible laptops aren't anything new these days, but Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 still stands out from the pack. It brings in most of the premium design elements we loved about the original XPS ...
01:58 pm -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget Intel's 8th-gen Core processors won't be revolutionary
It's clearer than ever that the days of tick-tock Intel chip upgrades (new process one generation, new architecture the next) are long gone. Intel has revealed that its 8th-generation Core proce...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: The story of 'Legion,' Marvel's latest TV show
Marvel's 'Legion,' explainedEric Watson,PolygonMarvel's latest TV series debuted on FX this week, and if you're a little lost on the backstory or just need a quick refresher, ...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget The Analogue Nt mini wants to be the last NES you'll ever buy
Trying to play an NES cartridge on Nintendo's original, 30-year-old hardware can be an exercise in frustration. The console's ancient composite cables offer terrible image quality on modern ...
09:28 am -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget Subaru secures permit to test self-driving car in California
The list of automakers that can test their self-driving cars in California is getting less and less exclusive by the minute. Its latest addition? Subaru. The Japanese company has secured an Autonomous...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorIt's been another eventful week in Trump's America. The Ninth Circuit effectively administered a coup de grace to the president's Muslim travel ban after hearing f...
04:15 am -05 - Sat, February 11, 2017
Engadget Drone Racing League lands a title sponsor for the 2017 season
It doesn't quite have the cachet of something like the Winston Cup (yet), but the Drone Racing League says its 2017 campaign will be called the Allianz World Championship Series. In another move ...
11:56 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Android's instant tethering is now officially available
Instant tethering started making its way to some Android users in late January, allowing them to set up an automatic hotspot connection between devices. Now that the feature is officially available, m...
11:09 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget HBO's 'Silicon Valley' returns April 23rd
HBO's tech-industry satire Silicon Valley will return for its fourth season on April 24th. Despite its usual lead-in Game of Thrones likely getting a late start on its seventh season, Pied Piper ...
10:05 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Photo of Magic Leap AR prototype leaks out, backpack and all
In December, a report by The Information indicated that well-funded startup Magic Leap wasn't nearly as close to producing its vaunted augmented reality headset as demo reels had suggested. CEO R...
07:59 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget NBC: Russia 'considers' sending Snowden back to US
A report by NBC News cites unnamed US intelligence sources claiming that Russian officials are deliberating a handover of Edward Snowden as a "gift" to the Trump administration. Since leakin...
06:34 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget California bill doesn't want Netflix to be taxed like a utility
Proposed legislation in California aims to prohibit video-streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, from being taxed as utilities by local municipalities. The AB 252 bill, called the Stre...
06:09 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget SDPD finds that body cameras reduce misconduct and force complaints
According to an internal report released to the public this week, the San Diego Police Department has seen a significant drop in allegations against officers for both misconduct and overall use-of-for...
05:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Valve is making it easier to publish games with Steam Direct
Valve is ditching its oft-maligned Steam Greenlight system for something more straightforward. For the uninitiated, Greenlight is a community-focused program that uses a voting system to determine whi...
05:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget 'FTL' successor shows off adorable mech battles
If you've played FTL: Faster Than Light, you know that it's a sublime gaming experience, well deserving of its high ratings and devoted fan base. Developer Subset Games has just launched a t...
04:54 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Astronaut filmed elusive blue lightning aboard the ISS
Some types of electrical discharge phenomena like blue jets and red sprites occur way above the altitudes where normal lightning occurs. That makes it tough to see them or even to confirm that they ac...
04:32 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Inauguration-protest arrests lead to Facebook data prosecution
If you attend a protest in Washington, D.C., nowadays, better plan on leaving your cellphone at home. That is, unless you want police to confiscate it, mine it for incriminating information and then g...
04:21 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Ford bets $1 billion on an unknown self-driving AI company
Seemingly out of the blue, Ford announced today that it's investing $1 billion in Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company building self-driving technology. Ford is effectively buying the previously u...
04:11 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Ferroelectric material could make your smartwatch run longer
Elon Musk's big plan involves charging your electric car with shingles that are solar panels. While that's incredibly impressive -- not to mention ambitious -- it uses only one form of alter...
03:48 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump livestream shut down for 'public safety'
It was supposed to last four years, but Shia LaBeouf's "He Will Not Divide Us" livestream has been shut down by the Museum of the Moving Image. The project was created by the actor alon...
03:25 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget How an AI took down four world-class poker pros
That was anticlimactic," Jason Les said with a smirk, getting up from his seat. Unlike nearly everyone else in Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino, Les had just played his last few hands against an a...
03:05 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Crowdfunded 'Star Trek: DS9' documentary imagines a new season
The creators and stars of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine have launched an Indiegogo campaign to produce a documentary about the show. What We Left Behind will tell the story of the third fourth Star Trek ...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Facebook enlists help to verify ad data after inaccurate reports
Facebook reported on multiple occasions late last year that it had been misreporting both ad video views and Instant Article stats. To help smooth things over with marketers, the social network explai...
02:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Pay pros for lessons on sucking less at video games
Losing to a 12-year-old in Super Smash Bros. can be a real downer, but there are a few ways to prevent that. You can challenge kids who aren't as good, practice and improve on your own, or, if yo...
02:09 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Ch-ch-ch-changes
Hey y'all, remember last week when I mentioned there were a lot of things happening at Public Access and I would fill you in later? Well, in lieu of our more traditional newsletter format, today&...
01:54 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi is reportedly building its own phone processor
With all the lawsuits being brought against major mobile chip maker Qualcomm, there seems to be no better time for smartphone makers to explore other CPU options. According to The Wall Street Journal,...
01:32 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Scientists make battery that runs on air and carbon dioxide
Researchers at Penn State University have potentially come up with yet another way we could create energy from all that nasty carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere. They've developed an inex...
01:07 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Fukushima reactor's radiation levels killed a cleaning robot
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) wasn't kidding when it said the radiation levels inside Fukushima's nuclear reactor are the highest they've been since its meltdown in 2011. It had to p...
12:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Google makes its screen reader easier to use on Chromebooks
To improve the Chromebook experience for users with visual impairments, Google announced a new version of its ChromeVox tool this week. First, the screen reading feature is now the default option on a...
12:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg demos finger-tracking Oculus gloves
In a bit to keep folks excited about its Oculus virtual reality products, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off a bunch of new tech at the Oculus Research facility in Redmond, Washington. The most i...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget The best receiver
By Chris HeinonenThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pic...
11:36 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Snapchat is getting a reality TV show from AE
The running theme for Snapchat this year? It wants to be seen as more than an ephemeral messaging service. One way it can accomplish that is by bringing on more original content, like with its exclusi...
11:09 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Dodge repurposes its parking tech to safeguard police
Fiat Chrysler has cleverly re-purposed some not-state-of-the-art tech on its police cars to protect officers. The radar and cameras at the rear of its Charger Pursuit vehicles can now detect movement ...
10:42 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Sprint offers five unlimited lines for $90, but only for a year
Sprint's latest subscription deal makes a great headline: Get five lines of unlimited data, talk and text for just $90 a month! But, as usual in the mobile world, there's a catch. That great...
10:17 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Android Wear 2.0 uses offline AI for its smart replies
One of the new features on Android Wear 2.0 is Smart Reply, which suggests responses to messages that you can quickly tap if you're busy doing something else. In its research blog, Google explain...
09:55 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Valve is working on three 'full' VR games
Valve is still making video games! But they're probably, almost certainly not Half-Life 3 (I know it's hard, but we have to let it go.) During a media roundtable, Valve founder Gabe Newell c...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: MIT built a water claw and there's a new VR rollercoaster
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT's Soft Active Materials Lab showed off its gold-fish-catching hydrogel claw. The robot hand is made entirely of water and is completely invisible when submerge...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Samsung and Google have work to do before the Chromebook Pro launches
Samsung's forthcoming Chromebook Pro, which the company introduced in partnership with Google at CES last month, appeared to be the latest contender in my search for the perfect premium Chromeboo...
08:23 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp offers two-step verification to everyone
What was once in beta is now available to everyone. WhatsApp is rolling out two-step verification, an additional layer of security, to all of its users on iOS, Android and Windows. It's an option...
08:10 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Exiled Hyperloop One co-founder launches rival venture
The former co-founder of Hyperloop One has made his grand return to the world of firing people across the country in vacuum tubes. Brogan BamBrogan has announced the launch of Arrivo, a new company th...
07:20 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Sony's $300 Ultra HD Blu-ray player will arrive in March
Last month we got our first look at 2017's best electronics, in the next few months some of them will start hitting shelves, and in between, we're getting pricing information. Sony's ta...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, February 10 2017
Welcome to the end of the week. Read how the new FCC chairman is already making moves when it comes to net neutrality and cable TV reform, Samsung's new (expensive) 4K TVs and how hundreds of tho...
05:44 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Prince's music returns to Spotify and more streaming services
Prince removed his music from every streaming service except Tidal in July 2015, but today the artist's catalog returns. Both Spotify and Napster have confirmed the return of works like 1999, Pur...
05:44 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Prince's music returns to Spotify and other services this weekend (updated)
Prince removed his music from every streaming service except Tidal in July 2015, but the artist's catalog returns this Sunday. Apple Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Napster have confirmed the ret...
05:01 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Sony prices up its latest Extra Bass headphones and speakers
Back at CES, Sony announced a slew of new on-ear and in-ear headphones for its 'Extra Bass' range. The only problem? No pricing. Thankfully, Sony has now released this rather crucial informa...
03:49 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Miitomo makes it easy to share Miifotos with your friends
Do you want some sort of a Miifoto central where you and your friends can check out each other's snapshots on Miitomo? Then you'll want to download the social networking app's latest up...
01:52 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget You can open the frunk on a Tesla Model X with just a screwdriver
One would assume that a closed and locked trunk would be a relatively safe and secure place to store items in a car. While not impervious to break-ins, it's far more difficult to get into a trunk...
12:17 am -05 - Fri, February 10, 2017
Engadget Judge sides with Microsoft in court battle against gag orders
Microsoft's court battle against the government's gag orders is likely far from over, and that's a good thing in this case. The Department of Justice asked the court to shut the lawsuit...
10:17 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Google Pixel's Assistant AI upgraded for smart home control
At Google I/O last May, the tech giant announced its own voice-powered hub to rival Amazon's Echo: the Home, which would be powered by their AI helper, Assistant. The Siri-like software was promo...
09:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Viacom's new boss nixes streaming services scheme
If you were hoping to see current Daily Show episodes on Hulu, you're likely out of luck in the short run. Viacom's new CEO, Bob Bakish, explained the company's new strategy in an earni...
07:56 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Head back to Liberty City in 'GTA IV' on Xbox One
Grand Theft Auto V recently shipped 75 million copies, but if you wanted to play what came before it on Xbox One you were out of luck. Until now. Starting today, Grand Theft Auto IV and its $50 millio...
07:16 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Pretend to be Tony Stark with this $290 desktop robot arm
Most robot arms we've seen in the past few years have been either attached to our favorite rolling dog/mech robots or been innovative prosthetics on our favorite humans. But why not a little work...
06:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Appeals court denies Trump's attempt to revive the travel ban
The San Francisco Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday afternoon to keep the stay on President Donald Trump's travel ban, which aims to halt people from seven majority-Muslim countries f...
06:07 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget 'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' delayed for a second time
The latest adventure of the Coon and Friends has suffered another setback. South Park: The Fractured But Whole will now hit store shelves sometime between April 2017 and March 2018, publisher Ubisoft ...
05:42 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget You don't need to touch the Amazon Tap to use Alexa anymore
Having to touch a device to use voice commands kind of defeats the purpose of having voice commands at all. For example, my use of "Okay, Google" went down dramatically once I switched from ...
05:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook bolsters original video ambitions with MTV hire
As rumored a couple of months ago, Facebook is getting serious about making its own original content. The company has now hired a former MTV executive, Mina Lefevre, to be its Head of Development. Acc...
05:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Marshall Mode in-ear headphones drop to $42
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...
04:35 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Volvo melds technology and luxury in the XC90 T8 hybrid
The name Volvo conjures up the incredibly safe but visually bland 240 Wagon sold during the '70s, '80s and '90s. You'd buy a Volvo because you were practical and possibly a bit par...
04:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Google's Street View head moves to Lyft to work on mapping
Lyft is refocusing its mapping efforts with a major new hire: Luc Vincent, who previously founded and led Google's Street View team. As a vice president of engineering at Lyft, Vincent will be in...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Keybase's encrypted chat works with accounts you already have
With their first release, Keybase simplified encrypted file sharing, allowing anyone to securely send data without the need for additional third-party software. Now the company wants to bring that sam...
03:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget This tiny drone can pollinate flowers like a bee
As a species, bumblebees aren't doing well, so sadly, we may have to consider a future with fewer of the endangered insects. Humanity would be in trouble without these active pollinators, so Japa...
03:39 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Cortana scans your emails to remind you about commitments
If you've ever said you'd do something in an email then whiffed on adding it to your calendar, Cortana can now help. As it previewed last year, Microsoft's assistant will check your ema...
03:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Panasonic's new image sensor could help cars see in the dark
Panasonic's new image sensor tech is designed for taking shots in the dark. Literally. The company has made an advancement that provides "electrical control of the near infrared (NIR) light ...
02:53 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Science confirms what we already know: It's all in the hips
To find out what people think of lady dancing, you don't need to head to the club. Instead, researchers in the UK outfitted female dancers with motion capture rigs, much like the ones that bring ...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Twitch 'Communities' help you find specific streams
Despite YouTube and Facebook's best efforts, Twitch is still the king of video game live streaming. The platform's popularity has given rise to a new problem though: discoverability. When so...
02:13 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Algae can survive nearly a year and a half in outer space
Algae from the Arctic Circle are used to tough weather, and it turns out they're also able to survive the extreme conditions of outer space. Two specimens recently spent 16 months on the exterior...
01:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget LG wins $168 million lawsuit against knockoff headphone makers
Last year LG filed a $200 million lawsuit against companies producing counterfeit versions of its wraparound Tone headsets. Now, the presiding judge has spoken. While the amount the company was awarde...
01:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget The Cybathlon returns in 2020
The world's first Cybathlon, a single-day sporting competition designed for people with severe disabilities, was a massive success in 2016. We documented the games, tech and cheering crowds that ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Chrome for Android adds WebVR support for the Daydream headset
If you have a Daydream VR headset, you may want to update your Android phone's Chrome browser ASAP. Chrome's stable version now supports WebVR, a JavaScript API necessary for experiences loa...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Trump's FCC head is doing exactly what we expected
The newly minted head of the FCC has only been in the job for a few weeks but has already begun to make changes. Ajit Pai is a vocal opponent of net neutrality, promising to "fire up the weed wha...
12:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Taser bought two computer vision AI companies
Law enforcement agencies across the country are adopting body-worn cameras as a means both of increasing their transparency with the public and generating actionable feedback to improve officer perfor...
12:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget DeepMind is using games to test AI aggression and cooperation
As our ability to create AI grows, it's important that we assess how it behaves in different situations. DeepMind, Google's AI division in London, has been concerned with one aspect in parti...
12:05 pm -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget MIT and Segway's robo-hackathon focuses on eldercare
Robots have become smarter and more useful over the last year alone, and Segway Robotics is turning to developers for ideas on more meaningful applications for its Loomo bot. For three days starting F...
11:45 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Samsung's QLED 4K TVs will start at $2,500
If you've been waiting to buy one of Samsung's QLED 4K TVs, which were unveiled at CES 2017, today is your lucky day. The company is now taking pre-orders for its Q7 and Q8 sets, starting at...
11:24 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Classic Hot Wheels cars are coming to 'Rocket League'
It was announced a few days ago that real-life Rocket League toy cars are hitting shelves this spring. Now, the circle has been completed: Psyonix revealed this morning that it will introduce Hot Whee...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget After 40 years, scientists discover first-ever white dwarf pulsar
After decades of speculation, students at Warwick University have now found the first ever white dwarf pulsar. Since 1967's discovery of the first pulsar (a rotating star that emits electromagnet...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget After 50 years, scientists discover first-ever white dwarf pulsar
After decades of speculation, students at Warwick University have now found the first ever white dwarf pulsar. Since 1967's discovery of the first pulsar (a rotating star that emits electromagnet...
10:40 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Mobile app approved as an alternative contraceptive
For the first time, an app that monitors fertility via algorithms has been officially certified for contraception use. Germany's Department of Health approved the mobile Natural Cycles app, meani...
10:25 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget The future of STEM education is cloudy under Betsy DeVos
This week the United States Senate confirmed Betsy Devos as the new Secretary of Education. Despite a shaky performance during her committee hearings, where she seemed to suggest guns belonged in scho...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget 'Nidhogg' creators bring hypnotic platformer 'Flywrench' to PS4
Messhof, the team behind indie hit Nidhogg, today announced that it's bringing critically acclaimed platformer Flywrench to PS4. Featuring the studio's trademark lo-fi art style and an aural...
09:42 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Use 375,000 images from the Met however you want, for free
If you want to use images of paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like Woman with a Parrot by Gustave Courbet (above), you no longer have to worry about rights. All of the Met's approxi...
09:19 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook puts a weather section in its mobile apps
Facebook aims to offer almost everything you'll want to have on a phone: games, video and photo filters, chat apps, shopping portals and now even week-long weather forecasts. The social network h...
09:03 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Rethink's workplace robot is now smarter and easier to train
Think of a warehouse robot and a huge, cumbersome machine probably comes to mind. They're reliable, but difficult to reprogram if you're not a trained specialist. Rethink Robotics is trying ...
08:31 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Comcast told not to claim it has 'America's fastest internet'
Comcast has agreed to stop advertising its Xfinity broadband service as "the fastest internet in America" after an ad industry group said the claim doesn't jibe with the data. The compa...
08:02 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Court indicts contractor who stole NSA's hacking tools
A federal grand jury has indicted former NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin for what could be the biggest theft of classified materials in the US. According to Reuters, the indictment alleges that Ma...
07:50 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget UberEats is now available in Manchester
Uber is taking on Deliveroo, slowly. The company's food delivery service, UberEats, is now available in Manchester, following a gradual expansion in London that now includes a breakfast service. ...
07:40 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Brits can soon plead guilty and pay fines for petty crimes online
As part of new plans, UK criminals accused of minor offenses will soon be able to plead guilty and receive their sentence online. In a government report published today, the Lord Chancellor and Secret...
07:01 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Science shows that anyone could become an online troll
It's easy to dismiss internet trolls as freaks. Surely they weren't raised well, right? Don't be so quick to judge. Cornell and Stanford researchers have published a study suggesting...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, February 9 2017
Welcome to Thursday morning. Android Wear 2.0 lands on two new LG smartwatches, Adidas has beef with Tesla, and the next iPhone could be expensive. I mean, more expensive....
05:04 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Evernote is getting faster thanks to Google's Cloud Platform
You might see Evernote's pages load faster than usual going forward, now that the service is almost fully done moving 3 petabytes of data to Google Cloud Platform. The team only has to transfer s...
04:00 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget B&O adds a $299 option to its wireless headphone line
When it comes to Bang and Olufsen's audio gear, you have to be willing to shell out some extra cash to get the company's mix of design and sound. The Beoplay line does offer some more afford...
03:17 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Wikipedia issues near-total ban on Daily Mail sources
As a rule, Wikipedia accepts most any publication as an article source. If the information is credible and verifiable, it doesn't usually matter where it comes from. However, it just made one g...
01:56 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook will try fighting ad discrimination with algorithms
Facebook is making changes to its advertising policy following last fall's revelation that ad purchasers could discriminate by race. The social network's solution at the time was to use algo...
12:48 am -05 - Thu, February 9, 2017
Engadget 'NBA 2K eLeague' eSports squads will be owned by NBA teams
In 2018, the NBA will team up with Take Two (maker of the NBA 2K videogame series) for a groundbreaking eSports league. That's because this time, the actual NBA franchises will own eSports teams ...
11:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget 'Castlevania' is getting a Netflix animated series
Vampire-themed shows are a dime a dozen, but you might have a better-than-usual reason to care about this one. Producer Adi Shankar (of Dredd and The Grey fame) has revealed that he's working on...
10:28 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Tesla may start pilot production of the Model 3 on February 20
We have good news for anyone anxiously waiting for delivery of a Tesla Model 3. Reuters reports that Tesla will start pilot production of its cheapest model on February 20. The news outlet cites anony...
09:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Trump's Nordstrom tweet isn't illegal, but it's still a problem
When Donald Trump became president of the United States, many thought his off-the-cuff tweeting days were over. Surely he would adopt the seriousness of his new role as leader of the free world and ap...
08:26 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget NASA figured out how to make Venus-resistant electronics
There's a reason why we're focused on colonizing Mars rather than Venus: the latter is absolutely inhospitable. Its atmosphere is 96 percent carbon dioxide and in terms of pressure, 92 times...
07:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget SpaceX aims to launch ISS resupply mission on February 18th
After one of its Falcon 9 rockets exploded on the launch pad last September, SpaceX sprinted to get back on track, and achieved a successful comeback launch in mid-January. To deal with the backlog of...
07:09 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 is getting a picture-in-picture mode
Microsoft just made it easier to use multiple applications at once on Windows 10, especially when dealing with video-focused programs. The company released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15031 to de...
06:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Intel will finish a $7 billion semiconductor factory in Arizona
Intel plans to complete Fab 42, a semiconductor factory in Chandler, Arizona, with an investment of more than $7 billion over the next three to four years. At its peak, the factory will employ about 3...
06:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Intel finally plans to finish its Fab 42 factory in Arizona
Intel plans to complete Fab 42, a semiconductor factory in Chandler, Arizona, with an investment of more than $7 billion over the next three to four years. At its peak, the factory will employ about 3...
05:58 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone could cost over $1,000
To mark 10 years of metal and glass slabs, Apple is expected to debut an ultra high-end version of the iPhone alongside its next scheduled update. According to a report from Fast Company, Tim Cook and...
05:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook's 'Lite' app has over 200 million users (updated)
Just because you're using Facebook Lite, it doesn't mean you want to compromise on features. Neither do any of the 200 million users worldwide taking advantage of the bare-bones version of t...
05:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Verizon is releasing its own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch
Carriers are no stranger to selling smartwatches, but offering one of their own? That's rare, but Verizon is giving it a shot. The carrier (and Engadget corporate overlord) has unveiled the Wear2...
04:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Binge-watch on a virtual beach with Hulu VR's social features
While Hulu continues to add more and more VR content to its catalog, the company wants to make sure you and your VR-ready friends have a virtual place to enjoy all of it. Today, Hulu announced two big...
04:17 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget TSA debunks its own airport behavior screening
If you've ever suspected that the TSA's airport behavior screening (where it looks for visual signs of lying or stress) was just another example of ineffective security theater, you now have...
03:55 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's '1-2 Switch' has 28 ridiculous minigames
Weird Nintendo is the best Nintendo. We now know there are a total 28 minigames in Nintendo's upcoming party game 1-2 Switch, according to the official Japanese website. One eagle-eyed Reddit use...
03:33 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget DHS could demand social media passwords of US visitors
Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from the State of Washington v. Donald Trump lawsuit that suspended the President's controversial executive order preventing entry of...
03:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook is closing half of Oculus pop-ups in Best Buy stores
Facebook is shutting down 200 of its 500 Oculus VR pop-up stores from Best Buy locations around the country due, in large part, to underwhelming interest from the public. Per pop-up workers speaking t...
03:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook is closing nearly half of Oculus pop-ups in Best Buy stores
Facebook is shutting down 200 of its 500 Oculus VR pop-up stores from Best Buy locations around the country due, in large part, to underwhelming interest from the public. Per pop-up workers speaking t...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Signal tries its hand at encrypted video and voice calling
Open Whisper Systems' Signal app is no longer limited to keeping text chats out of the wrong hands. A beta version of the Android app now includes experimental support for video and voice callin...
02:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget An unofficial ACLU Dash Button offers one-touch donations
Amazon's Dash Buttons offer one-click ordering for items your purchase through that Prime membership on a regular basis. In fact, there are over 250 of the buttons from a range of different brand...
02:20 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Adidas thinks Tesla's old Model 3 logo is a little too familiar
Would you confuse the Tesla Model 3's three-bar logo with Adidas' signature stripes? No? Don't tell that to Adidas. The apparel giant has filed a challenge to prevent Tesla from registe...
01:58 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget E3 will 'officially' open to the public this year
E3 has traditionally been a media-only event -- at least in theory. But starting in 2017, you won't even need a WordPress account to get access to the latest and greatest in gaming. The Entertain...
01:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Flipboard streamlines your feed with 'Smart Magazines'
The latest update from news aggregation service Flipboard aims to further unify and organize users' online feeds by introducing "Smart Magazines." The new feature creates topic-specific...
01:19 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Pinterest uses AI and your camera to recommend pins
Last year, Pinterest introduced the possibility of shopping for things just by taking a photo of it. Today, the company is ready to announce that feature to the world. It's called Lens, and as yo...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Airbnb's rehabilitation tour doesn't end with a Super Bowl ad
Airbnb's rehabilitation tour came to a dramatic climax on the evening of February 5th, 2017. In between downs of the 51st Super Bowl, as dozens of beefy men slammed their bodies together to the c...
12:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Six Flags and Samsung unveil 'mixed reality' rollercoaster
To many of us, roller coasters are just fine without extra visual stimulation. However, last year, several amusement parks introduced virtual reality devices, letting you fly through space or a gargoy...
12:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget HBO Now racks up 2 million subscribers
HBO Now's growth isn't about to slow down any time soon, it seems. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes reports that the internet-only video service now has over 2 million customers -- not bad when i...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Android Wear 2.0 was worth the long wait
When Google introduced Android Wear back in 2014, the smartwatch industry was young. The only players worth noting were Pebble, Samsung (with its Tizen-based offerings) and a few other niche options (...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget The LG Watch Style is a very basic Android Wear 2.0 device
At last, the long-awaited update to Android Wear is upon us. Google is debuting its new wearable OS on a pair of LG-made devices: the Watch Style and Watch Sport. The Style is a $249 smartwatch that b...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget LG Watch Sport review: Where software steals the show
Today has been a long time coming. Android Wear 2.0 was originally announced last May, groomed for launch last fall and then delayed until, well, now. Since that first announcement was made at Google ...
11:38 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Europeans will get 'portable' streaming libraries next year
The European Union is supposed to be a big, borderless family of member states, but this concept is far from true in the online world. For several years, EU regulators have been working towards a &quo...
11:19 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget The New York Times bundles Spotify to entice subscribers
After building up plenty of new subscriber momentum during the election, the New York Times is making a surprising move to encourage people to pay up: Bundling Spotify's music streaming service w...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget 3D stereoview 'VR' hellscapes from the 1850s
Not long after photography was born, someone figured out that showing each eye slightly shifted views of the same image makes you think you're seeing a three-dimensional scene. That idea gave bir...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget 3D stereoview 'VR' hellscapes from the 1860s
Not long after photography was born, someone figured out that showing each eye slightly shifted views of the same image makes you think you're seeing a three-dimensional scene. That idea gave bir...
10:41 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Samsung factory fire triggered by discarded batteries
Samsung just can't catch a break when it comes to batteries. The company reports that faulty lithium batteries and other waste products triggered minor fire at a Samsung SDI factory in Tianjin, C...
10:23 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget 'Avatar' attractions are coming to Walt Disney World in May
Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that the entertainment giant will soon be opening a park based on James Cameron's Avatar. From May 27th, visitors to Disney World Orlando will be able to explore...
10:04 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Lenses made from nanomaterials get closer to replacing glass
Researchers recently showed off breakthrough nanomaterial "metalenses" that could replace bulky glass optics. There was one problem, though -- it only worked on a single color at a time, mea...
09:45 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget 'Orange is the New Black' season five premieres on June 9th
House of Cards isn't the only show Netflix is soon bringing back for a new season. The streaming service revealed today that another one of its hit originals, Orange is the New Black, will be pre...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: DARPA's drone snatcher and Pokmon: Minecraft edition
Today on In Case You Missed It: DARPA unveiled a UAV recovery systems that can catch a 1,000-pound drone but still fit comfortably in a standard 20-foot shipping container. The SideArm, as it's c...
09:14 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget 'Gears of War 4' gets bromantic update for Valentine's Day
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Microsoft has decided to woo gamers with a week-long Gears of War 4 event. Taking a few tips from Cupid, February 10th will see the week-long return o...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds ways to find and offer help through Safety Check
Facebook's Safety Check feature has proven useful as a quick and easy way for people to tell their family and friends they're safe during times of crisis. But safety is one thing; what if yo...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Pink creatures will invade 'Pokmon Go' this Valentine season
Pok&eacute;mon Go will look a lot rosier than you're used to these next few days. For V-day 2017, pink Pok&eacute;mon like Chansey, Porygon and (the evolved form of Clefairy) Clefable wil...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Who wants to play games on their smartwatch?
It's always been possible to play games on your smartwatch, but is that really the best way to use that device? The makers of that Minecraft Gameband your niece and nephew won't shut up abou...
08:45 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Netflix wants its own TV merchandise empire
As the lineup of Netflix originals swells, it's no surprise to hear that the company wants to push into merchandising. As Bloomberg reports, the video streaming provider has posted a job opening ...
08:02 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Corsair teases its first whole computer
You likely know Corsair as a computer parts and peripherals manufacturer. It makes DRAM modules for laptops and desktops, flash drives, PC cases, SSDs, keyboards, mice and so on and so forth. An ad pu...
07:06 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget FBI's FOIA website will make it easier to submit requests in March
The FBI's decision to stop accepting email-based Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests wouldn't have sounded so bad if the agency didn't present horrible alternatives. Compared to ...
06:55 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget UK schools trial police-style body cameras for teachers
To combat disorderly students, two schools in the UK have started trialling body cameras. Teachers will use the equipment to record a "perceived threat to a member of staff or pupil," accord...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's the middle of the week, and we're here to help. Besides a brand new episode of The Future IRL, we have a new record broken by Tesla and a 5,000-year...
04:51 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry Messenger Enterprise promises secure comms for business
Faulting BlackBerry for its lack of apps or antiquated design ideas was fair, but the firm's dedication to security spoke for itself. The company is going to take that reputation and use it to re...
03:40 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget 600-year-old starlight addressed a loophole in quantum theory
Quantum entanglement, where two particles are separated by space and yet inextricably linked by the laws of quantum mechanics, has already been proven to be real, but something called the "freedo...
02:28 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Google Play listing shows how you'll pay on Android Wear
Google is hoping the release of Android Wear 2.0 will push more people toward smartwatches, and one of the key pillars of that strategy is Android Pay. Ahead of the launch, it has (perhaps accidentall...
01:01 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Silenced on the Senate floor, Elizabeth Warren goes to Facebook Live
On Tuesday night, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked "Rule XIX," censuring Senator Elizabeth Warren for her attempt to read a letter (PDF) critical of fellow senator and attorne...
12:04 am -05 - Wed, February 8, 2017
Engadget Three years later, 'Grand Theft Auto V' hits 75 million shipped
Grand Theft Auto V launched over three years ago, yet it's still a big money-maker, proving that &mdash; at least in some small way &mdash; crime does pay. The popular open-world action g...
10:32 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Apple hires a new boss to revamp Apple TV's image
For further evidence that Apple is looking to revamp its TV strategy, I present exhibit A: the hiring of Timothy D. Twerdahl, previously head of Amazon's Fire TV division. A report from Bloomberg...
09:39 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch' tests server browsing and retains CTF
Blizzard's roster of games have all evolved from their initial versions through periodic updates tweaking rules and adding content, but only after extensive testing on the studio's end. To l...
08:53 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget The legal arguments for and against reviving Trump's travel ban
San Francisco's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments this afternoon in the State of Washington v. Donald Trump, the lawsuit that led to the suspension of President Donald Trump's c...
07:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Tesla's Model 3 won't have a 100 kWh battery to start
Tesla's started off 2017 with a bang, officially opening its Powerpack-filled 20-megawatt energy storage station in Mira Loma, California last week as it looks to start production of its Model 3 ...
05:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget California Republicans want to block high-speed rail funding
A 14-member contingent of the California GOP have sent a letter to newly-installed Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, asking that the DOT halt approval of a $650 million dollar grant for a propose...
05:33 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Vevo pauses its music video subscription plans
You probably aren't champing at the bit to pay for a music video subscription service, but if you are... well, you'll have to keep champing. Vevo chief Erik Huggers tells Variety that his c...
05:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget PayPal's Slack bot makes recouping the office bar tab easy
Slack is a popular way for teams to communicate in the office and bots make the app a lot more helpful with a number of tasks. Thanks to PayPal, there's a simple way for you to send money to a co...
04:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget NASA really isn't sure why ancient Mars was wet
The scientific community accepts that once upon a time, Mars was partially covered by water. New data from NASA's Curiosity rover indicates that a lake was present on the red planet billions of y...
04:40 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Tesla Model S breaks acceleration record with Ludicrous Mode
Tesla's Model S P100D is the fastest accelerating production car in the world, thanks to a Spaceballs-inspired software update. In a recent Motor Trend test, the Model S P100D hit 0-60 mph in 2.2...
04:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Your old PC's DVD drive might earn you $10
The PC you had a decade ago might be a clunker in comparison to what you have now, but it might just make you a little extra money. In the wake of a class action settlement with major optical disc dr...
04:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget This tiny hackable synth will only cost you $39
When you're new to making music, affordable gadgets provide a nice introduction without a hefty investment. As far as tiny synths go, Teenage Engineering's $59 Pocket Operators are an easy s...
03:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Supermassive black hole set a record for longest lunch ever
When a black hole eats a nearby star, the resulting X-rays typically fade within a year or so. That's why astronomers are excited about a giant black hole that's been shedding telltale radia...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget New York City starts cracking down on illegal Airbnb listings
New York's ban on short-term rentals has officially started cracking down. As the New York Post reports, a notorious Manhattan landlord and a Brooklyn real estate broker were hit with 17 total vi...
03:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook warns inauguration protesters over police data hunt
Protests on the day of President Trump's inauguration were mostly peaceful, but over 230 people were arrested on allegations of rioting... and law enforcement appears bent on scouring their inter...
02:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Twitter's diversity and HR heads are leaving the company
Twitter had a rough time in 2016, and it's not starting the new year off very well, either. The company's vice president of diversity and inclusion, Jeffrey Siminoff, is leaving at the end o...
02:20 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Google uses AI to sharpen low-res images
Deckard's photo-enhancing gear in Blade Runner is still the stuff of fantasy. However, Google might just have a close-enough approximation before long. The Google Brain team has developed a syste...
01:55 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget US and UK among the most civil nations online, Microsoft says
Today is "Safer Internet Day," so Microsoft has released some stats showing relative safety and civility by nation. It turns out that people find each other pretty civil online in the US, as...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget CRISPR, 'binge-watch' and 'botnet' are now in the dictionary
The vocabulary experts who decide which terms get added to the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary are at it again. Today, over 1,000 new words made the cut from fields like science, tech, medicine pop ...
01:07 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Stanford students recreated a 5,000-year-old Chinese beer
Homebrewing is a niche hobby today, but before the industrialization of the industry, a lot of beer was made in people's kitchens. Li Liu, a professor in Chinese archaeology at Stanford, was part...
12:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Email Privacy Act has another run at becoming law
If the definition of madness is doing the same thing and expecting different results, someone should check in on the Email Privacy Act. The bill is taking its third run at becoming law after failing t...
12:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Watch the first trailer for Marvel's 'Iron Fist' on Netflix
With Marvel's Iron Fist hitting Netflix on March 17th, it's about time we've got a full look at the series. The series' first full trailer quickly introduces you to Danny Rand (Fin...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget How indie game 'TumbleSeed' made it to the Nintendo Switch
Greg Wohlwend is an accomplished independent game designer and artist whose r&eacute;sum&eacute; includes critically acclaimed mobile titles Threes, Ridiculous Fishing and Puzzlejuice. His gam...
11:41 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget The delayed BeatsX wireless earbuds arrive February 10th
If you've been waiting to get your hands on a pair of BeatsX wireless earbuds, you're in luck. Today, Beats revealed on Twitter that the delayed model will arrive this Friday (February 10th)...
11:20 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Fox crime drama sees police turning to the public for real-time alerts
What happens when an eccentric billionaire buys an entire district of the police force and equips it with a gamut of high-tech tools to fight crime? Fox's latest crime drama, APB, is a timely tak...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Control your connected home with a wave of your hand
The IoT-powered smart home has caught the tech world's fancy for years, promising domestic command at your fingertips. But beyond set-and-forget environmental preferences, connected devices are u...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Pixel smartphone courtesy of TurboTax!
It's tax time again, where many fight sloth and memory lapses until mid-April, when procrastinating is no longer an option. Whether you get them sorted early or wait until the last minute, Intuit...
10:39 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's engineers have embraced Unreal Engine
If there's one thing that Nintendo has struggled with, it's enticing third-party developers to create games for its consoles. But according to VentureBeat, the company is looking to change t...
10:20 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook says it can't police all posts for racism
Facebook has a lot of control over what you see in your social feed, but it can't control everything... at least, according to its lawyer. While defending against a German lawsuit over misuse of...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget AIAIAI suggests headphones based on one of your Spotify playlists
AIAIAI first announced its modular TMA-2 headphones back in 2015. With swappable parts, the system allows you to pick and choose which components will work best for your listening habit. However, with...
09:31 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Twitter will filter abusive tweets out of your timeline
Twitter is delivering three new tools to help battle abusive users just one week after admitting it hasn't moved fast enough to curb rampant harassment taking place on the platform. In a blog pos...
09:31 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Twitter will soon filter out abusive replies to tweets
Twitter is delivering three new tools to help battle abusive users just one week after admitting it hasn't moved fast enough to curb rampant harassment taking place on the platform. In a blog pos...
09:21 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Logitech's 4K webcam will make your chats more cinematic
If you've got a stylist, makeup artist and really fast internet connection, you're ready for Logitech's 4K Pro Brio webcam. It not only comes with high-resolution 4K at 30 fps (4,096 x ...
09:01 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Logitech turns your car into a Amazon Alexa controller
Amazon's Alexa platform is no longer confined to the home: Ford, Hyundai and Volkswagen have all revealed plans to integrate the voice assistant into their vehicles. That's great if you'...
09:01 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Logitech turns your car into an Amazon Alexa controller
Amazon's Alexa platform is no longer confined to the home: Ford, Hyundai and Volkswagen have all revealed plans to integrate the voice assistant into their vehicles. That's great if you'...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget YouTube rolls out mobile live streaming to its biggest creators
YouTube, despite its dominance in online video, has been slow to adopt mobile live streaming. While Twitter and Facebook have embraced the 'broadcast anywhere' mentality, Google has stuck mo...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget The Future IRL: Everyone gets an R2D2
If you've spent any time on Kickstarter, you've already seen those questionable rolling trashcan bots mixed among promising pieces of tech. You might even start thinking truly useful home-ba...
08:02 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Sony's latest sensor shoots ridiculous slow-mo video
Sony has unveiled a sensor that could bring some impressive camera tricks to your next smartphone. The 3-layer CMOS sensor does super slow motion at up to 1,000 fps in full HD (1,920 x 1,080), around ...
07:03 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Man's pacemaker data leads to arson and insurance fraud charges
Authorities from Ohio arrested a man named Ross Compton and charged him with arson and insurance fraud based on his pacemaker data. Compton told the police that when he saw his house burning on Septem...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Did you watch the Super Bowl on a Vizio TV? There's a chance it may have been watching you too, while LG drops some more G6 hints and Google keeps tweaking Ma...
05:20 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget FIFA YouTuber admits to breaking UK gambling law
A prominent British YouTuber has been fined for running an unlicensed FIFA betting website called FUT Galaxy. Craig Douglas, better known as "NepentheZ" online, pleaded guilty to two charges...
04:40 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget SpaceX plans to launch a rocket every two weeks
SpaceX has a bold plan in place to get through its backlog. The space corporation's president Gwynne Shotwell told Reuters that SpaceX aims to send a rocket to space every two to three weeks as s...
03:20 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget Injectable male contraceptive tested successfully on monkeys
It's 2017, and male birth control methods haven't really advanced beyond the vasectomy -- a procedure that's been performed since the 1800s -- or condoms. That's what makes Vasalge...
02:07 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget By March, the FBI won't let you email in FOIA requests
Formal requests citing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) have been a powerful tool in the public's efforts to legally get info from the government. And not just for yourself: Once a FOIA requ...
01:24 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget 'Adr1ft' developer joins a VR startup, leaves old studio behind
If you were hoping for a sequel to Adr1ft, the game about a zero-gravity escape from a destroyed space station high above Earth, you might want to place those expectations elsewhere. Head of Three One...
12:04 am -05 - Tue, February 7, 2017
Engadget 'Wolfenstein' parody explores whether hurting Nazis is OK
Game developer Ramsey Nasser put a timely spin on classic MS-DOS game Wolfenstein 3D. "People have been asking if punching fascists is OK, " he wrote on Twitter, "so I made a game explo...
11:03 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget The HoloLens version of 'Portal' jumps right into the real world
If the thought of immersing yourself in Portal in VR has already got your brain tied in knots, just wait until you step into the HoloLens version. Developer KennyW has successfully ported a basic rend...
10:20 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: John Oliver, 'Walking Dead' and the Grammy Awards
The Super Bowl is over, and next Sunday night is loaded up with premieres: The Walking Dead, Girls and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver -- plus the Grammy Awards. Before we get to that, however, the...
09:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget AR games like 'Pokemon Go' need a permit in Milwaukee
Pokemon hunting is apparently a messy business. The Milwaukee County Board passed an ordinance requiring the creators of location-based augmented reality games like Pokemon Go obtain permits before us...
08:47 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget FCC stops defending caps on prison phone call rates
The Federal Communications Commission's new anti-regulation stance is now affecting prisons. BuzzFeed News reports that the FCC is no longer defending two key parts of its caps on prison phone c...
07:51 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget LG's G6 invite drops more hints about the 'Big Screen' phone
As usual, LG is continuing to slowly drop hints about its big product unveiling ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017 next month. Our official invite to the launch event for its next flagship mobile pho...
07:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Google makes it easier to share its speedier mobile web links
Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages are great for speeding up the web on your phone, but not so much if you want to share links with friends. Frequently, the only hint at the original link is a br...
06:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Anova acquisition could mean a sous vide chicken in every pot
You might see even more smart cooking gadgets at your favorite retail outlet soon thanks to industry giant Electrolux's purchase of popular sous vide maker Anova.The $250 million acquisition allo...
05:39 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Super Bowl LI commercials were heavy on tech and politics
For people who don't care about football, watching the Super Bowl is mostly about enjoying the overhyped commercials that happen during the event. (That and the halftime show.) Naturally, tech co...
05:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Syrian refugee sues Facebook over fake news photos
See the heartwarming moment above? That's Syrian refugee Anas Modamani taking a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he starts a new life in the country. However, it also caused Modaman...
04:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget NASA expands emerging space economy with a commercial airlock
The first commercially funded airlock is coming to the International Space Station, and luckily it's not being built by Weyland-Yutani....
04:24 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Louisville turns your smart lights red when air quality suffers
Citizens of Louisville, Kentucky just got a way to make their smart homes even smarter, thanks to IFTTT and the local city government. According to an announcement from Mayor Greg Fischer, the city ha...
04:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget DARPA's SideArm system snares drones from mid-air
Even the longest-loitering drone needs to land sometime. But rather than risk damaging these multi-million dollar aircraft on improvised battlefield landing strips or aboard US Naval vessels, DARPA is...
03:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Japan's space junk collection experiment ends in failure
Well that's disappointing. On January 27th, Japan's space agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Kounotori 6 spacecraft to the ISS. It was supposed to test a novel method of dragging space ...
03:27 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Google may lean on a partner to sell Android apps in China
Google's presence in China is limited, to put it mildly, but it might have found a way to get its foot in the door. The Information sources claim that Chinese internet veteran NetEase is talking ...
03:04 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Moto Z hackathons create more interesting Mods than Motorola
The modular Moto Z was the tool of choice at the latest Motorola hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Developers and entrepreneurs took on the task of hacking the mobile phone with a variety ...
02:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Vizio tracked and sold your TV viewing habits without consent
A settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General will cost Vizio $2.2 million. That sum will settle the charges with both the state and federal agencies after a compl...
02:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Vizio tracked and sold your TV viewing habits without consent (updated)
A settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General will cost Vizio $2.2 million. That sum will settle the charges with both the state and federal agencies after a compl...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Lenovo's new pro laptops include one built for VR
Lenovo knows that it's not enough to build laptops that support virtual reality -- you need laptops that can create virtual reality, too. To that end, it's releasing a trio of pro workstatio...
02:09 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget 'Rock Band VR' is coming to the Oculus Rift on March 23rd
You won't have to wait much longer to play Rock Band VR. Developer Harmonix has announced that its virtual reality title is launching for the Oculus Rift on March 23rd, with pre-orders available ...
01:47 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget PiQ puts AI to work in the 'world's first' smart ski
Baseball bats and tennis rackets aren't the only pieces of sports equipment that are getting smarter these days. Ski maker Rossignol and consumer electronics company PIQ announced on Monday that ...
01:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Uber hires a NASA guru to help it understand flying cars
Uber is eager for the day when you can take a flying car across town, and it just landed a key hire that could help make this a reality. The company has recruited Mark Moore, NASA's technology le...
01:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Three prepares for spectrum race with UK Broadband purchase
Three announced today that it has agreed to buy UK Broadband Limited for &pound;250 million, making Ofcom's impending spectrum auction altogether more interesting -- as interesting as spectru...
12:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget What Snap's IPO tells us about Spectacles' future
When Snap Inc officially filed its IPO last week, we finally got our clearest look yet at its operations. In addition to learning that its co-founders will be donating up to 13,000,000 shares of their...
12:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Scientists map every atom inside a nanoparticle
Even the smallest defects can create serious problems. It's a good thing, then, that researchers have found a way to map nanoparticles at an "unprecedented" level of detail -- they...
11:48 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget UK MPs propose heavy fines for social networks that don't tackle abuse
Although the government is looking to curb the rise of social media abuse by introducing tougher penalties for online trolls, companies like Facebook and Twitter currently don't face much pressur...
11:43 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Korean watchdog backs Samsung's findings on faulty Note 7 batteries
Although Samsung has already revealed what caused its Note 7 smartphones to catch fire, an independent government firm is now confirming the tech giant's findings. The Korean Agency for Technolog...
11:24 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Google Maps now offers easy access to important info
Google Maps' Marcus Lowe has announced a tweak to the service that makes it significantly more useful for Android users. Nestled at the bottom of the home screen will be a new section containing ...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Google project turns your daily routine into custom clothing
Most fashion isn't truly personal unless you design it yourself, and most people aren't about to fire up a sewing machine to make that happen. However, you might only need your phone to get...
10:25 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget BT defends Google and Android in EU antitrust case
Google has found an unlikely ally in one of its many battles with the European Commission. As the Telegraph reports, UK telecoms provider BT has sent a letter defending Google's ownership of Andr...
10:15 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Airbnb wants to house 100,000 displaced people in five years
Airbnb was one of several tech companies to take a firm stance against Trump's immigration ban last weekend, but the company has since expanded its assistance beyond just those affected at Americ...
09:48 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget An entire 'Pokemon' game is playable inside 'Minecraft'
When you think of Minecraft add-ons, you probably think of mini games or the occasional clever machine -- fun, but you'll likely be back to the main game before long. Well, you might want to cle...
09:23 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Uber's latest option is a personal chauffeur
If you're traveling, or flitting about from one business meeting to another, it can be annoying to arrange a ride for very stop on the journey. Uber is looking to remedy the issue by launching Ub...
08:55 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Arcade cabinet brings wind, smell and bugs to VR
Koei Tecmo Wave, the company best known for the Dynasty Warriors game series, has unveiled an arcade cabinet that adds all-new sensations to virtual reality. The "VR Sense" enclosure is a &q...
07:55 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget UK electric car sales reach a record high
Electric car sales are slowly rising in the UK. Fresh figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that 7,279 "alternatively fuelled vehicles" were registered in J...
07:25 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Google tackle fake news ahead of French elections
Fake news on Facebook and Google reached millions of people during US elections, and France wants to make sure its own presidential contests aren't disrupted. Compounding the risk, a lot of fake ...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, February 6 2017
Welcome to the week. We saw Amazon's brief and disgusting teaser for its delivery drones, China becomes the biggest producer of solar energy in the world, Windows Cloud (unrelated) and how Elon M...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Nature documentary 'Planet Earth II' is coming to Snapchat
Planet Earth II was probably the BBC's best piece of TV programming last year. The documentary series captured and, more importantly, explained the natural world with nuanced narration and breath...
04:40 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Intel drones form US flag for Lady Gaga's halftime show
Remember when quadcopter drones juggled balls and formed up into a Star Trek logo? That seems downright quaint compared to what we just saw at Lady Gaga's elaborately produced Super Bowl halftime...
02:50 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget 97 tech firms team up against Trump's immigration ban
As expected, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Apple and 93 other tech firms have filed an amicus brief in support of lawsuits against President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from sev...
02:02 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Scientists may have discovered a lost continent
As much as we humans think we know about Earth's ancient composition, it's clear we have a lot to learn. Researchers now say they have evidence of a lost continent, Mauritia. The team foun...
12:01 am -05 - Mon, February 6, 2017
Engadget Lenovo's latest Android tablet is really a budget laptop
The tablet market is increasingly skewing toward laptop replacements, but what if you want a replacement for a low-cost laptop? Lenovo thinks it has the answer. It's introducing the Yoga A12, a...
10:53 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget Amazon flashes Prime Air drone delivery in its Super Bowl ad
The game is over, but Amazon managed to stand out with a brief (if also disgusting) 10-second spot. Unfortunately, other than the voice-controlled shopping via Echo, it needed a disclaimer that "...
09:29 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget Mars' liquid water may have had an atmospheric 'escape route'
Scientists have long believed that Mars lost its liquid water very gradually, turning into a mostly dry planet over an extremely long time frame. However, they may have to toss that assumption out th...
09:04 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget 'Stranger Things' ad reveals S2 release date: Halloween
We got our first real peek at the next season of Stranger Things during tonight's Super Bowl, and a release date for its second season. The teaser revealed it's not coming until Halloween, s...
07:57 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget Drones help expand the world's busiest airport
Drones and airports usually go together like oil and water, but you can't say that about Atlanta's air hub. The city has formed a partnership with 3DR, Autodesk and engineering firm Atkins ...
06:31 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget China is now the biggest producer of solar energy
You probably don't think of China as a clean energy champion given its frequent problems with smog and continued dependence on coal power, but you may have to rethink your views after today. The ...
06:31 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget China is now the biggest producer of solar power
You probably don't think of China as a clean energy champion given its frequent problems with smog and continued dependence on coal power, but you may have to rethink your views after today. The ...
04:57 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget US Navy decommissions the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
It's the end of an era for the US sea power, in more ways than one: the Navy has decommissioned the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The vessel la...
03:25 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget IMDb is shutting down its infamous message boards
IMDb's message boards were supposed to encourage discussion among movie buffs, but that's not how they've turned out. If anything, they've developed a reputation for haters and tr...
01:57 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget Supercar concept runs on electrolyte fluids
Alternative fuel cars are rarely pulse pounding thrill rides, but NanoFlowcell might have created an exception to the rule. It's teasing the Quant 48Volt, a supercar concept that runs on a combi...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's Essentials series: A Star Wars LED art project
This week, Karen has a project that requires a bit of intelligence, and discrete electronics can provide just that. To make her laser-cut Star Wars BB-8 light more responsive to the world around it, B...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget After Math: Do you think this is a game?
It's been a heck of a week for gamesmanship. Sony announced significant firmware upgrades for the PS4, Super Mario Run is collecting millions in coin and Nintendo revealed surprisingly affordable...
10:00 am -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget All all-electric supercar, and more in the week that was
In a major win for clean energy, Tesla just unveiled the biggest battery storage facility on the planet. It's made from 396 Powerpacks, and it can store 80 megawatt-hours of electricity -- enough...
07:24 am -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget Hack knocks out a fifth of the Dark Web
The Dark Web is having a rough time right now... although the victims in this case won't earn too much sympathy. An Anonymous-linked hacker speaking to Motherboard brought down about a fifth of t...
02:11 am -05 - Sun, February 5, 2017
Engadget Ancient Ceres may have had plenty of ice volcanoes
Millions of years ago, Ceres' surface might have had plenty of icy volcanoes to keep Ahuna Mons company. Scientists have always found its solitary existence weird anyway. "Imagine if there w...
10:58 pm -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget 'Windows Cloud' looks like Microsoft's answer to Chrome OS
To date, Microsoft has had a simple strategy for fighting Chromebooks: make low-cost Windows laptops that negate Google's price advantage. However, it now looks to be extending that strategy to ...
09:26 pm -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Dark net black markets are turning to bug bounty programs
Dark net black markets are taking a leaf out of many legit companies' book and turning to bounty hunters to find security flaws in their systems. Hansa Market is one of them. According to CyberSc...
07:55 pm -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Lady Gaga's Super Bowl show will tout 'hundreds' of drones
It's easy to be cynical about the Super Bowl's halftime show: unless you're a fan of the artists, it's often an excuse for a bathroom break... or at least, to gawk at the ridiculou...
06:27 pm -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Google ordered to turn over foreign emails
So much for Microsoft's court win providing a neat and tidy defense against law enforcement requests for foreign data. As part of an FBI fraud investigation, a Philadelphia judge has ordered Goo...
04:59 pm -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Jawbone is reportedly leaving consumer for clinical wearables
It's no secret that things haven't been going well at Jawbone HQ. Last year, rumors came out that the company was halting the production of all its fitness trackers, and its customer service...
03:28 pm -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk says he put immigration ban on Trump council agenda
Elon Musk said he wasn't about to join Uber's CEO in quitting President Trump's economic advisory council, and he's sticking to his guns in the wake of a meeting on February 3rd. T...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget The Gita is your rolling robot porter
Though robots are increasingly making their way into factories, offices and even airports, they're still not something you'd encounter walking down a city street -- and definitely not in a w...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Yves Bhar on design in age of AI
10 Principles ForDesign In TheAge Of AIKatharine Schwab,Fast CompanyIn an age when artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of our lives, it's important to have some guidelines to keep ...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard makes typing a pleasure
If you spend most of your days typing at a desk, it's worth looking into an ergonomic keyboard. The traditional flat QWERTY keyboard design wasn't designed with comfort in mind, and really, ...
10:14 am -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Gmail will stop working on Chrome for XP and Vista this year
If it's been some time since you've updated your Chrome browser, you might see a banner at the top of Gmail's interface on February 8th. It'll contain a reminder to update to Chrom...
09:30 am -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Watch three teams compete for the best Hyperloop pod design
Last Sunday 27 teams brought their completed Hyperloop pods to SpaceX's headquarters in Southern California hoping to get time in the vacuum-sealed track. After a battery of tests by the judges, ...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the Editor"Fail fast, fail often" has become something of a Silicon Valley clich&eacute;. And yet, despite best efforts to embrace that mantra, our latest president has manag...
04:12 am -05 - Sat, February 4, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk plays 'Minecraft' differently than you do
Since December, Elon Musk has been discussing plans to build a tunnel to help avoid LA traffic problems. It's been hard to tell if he was serious about "The Boring Company," but a few d...
11:58 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Hackers use streaming devices to make radio stations play 'FDT'
Vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things can have odd results, as we witnessed last year when radio stations suddenly started playing archived clips from a furry podcast. More recently, unknown hacke...
11:08 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget 'Mafia III' expands its story starting at the end of March
It's more than a little weird that it's taken until now for the folks behind last year's Mafia 3 to announce add-on packs for the game. But that's just how the world works lately. ...
10:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget A ban on immigration is an attack on Silicon Valley
Almost immediately after President Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven muslim majority countries from entering the US, tech companies have come out in force against it. The b...
09:51 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget The FCC stops investigating carrier's 'zero-rating' plans
Now that there's a new voice atop the FCC, priorities are changing. As part of a "Friday night news dump" -- as it's being called by fellow commissioner Mignon Clyburn -- the regul...
09:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget ESPN strikes deal with EA to broadcast 'FIFA' eSports tournaments
ESPN isn't slowing down its plans to make eSports mainstream. The network has now teamed up with EA to broadcast FIFA tournaments on most of its channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and...
08:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget FCC halts nine companies from participating in the 'Lifeline' program
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Friday that the FCC will not let nine companies participate in the federal Lifeline program, which provides low-cost internet connectivity for some of America's...
07:04 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Facebook users pretend the 'Bowling Green Massacre' is real
Some of Facebook's users are using the Safety Check feature to mock outright falsehoods made by Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway. In a recent interview with MSNBC's Hardball, Conway fabricated...
06:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget That was fast: Nazi punching now a game
It's only been a couple of weeks since a very public incident of face meeting fist, and already there's a proverbial app for that. Punch A Nazi, as the name suggests, lets you smack virtual ...
05:37 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Medium hopes subscription plans can save it
Popular blogging platform Medium is launching a consumer subscription service, just one month after firing a third of its staff.The first version will launch later this quarter as "an upgrade to ...
05:12 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Take the internet's best dogs for simulated runs with 'Good Dogs'
When life gets you down and the world appears to be coming apart at the seams, nothing calms a troubled mind quite like a good run through the park with your favorite doggo. Now thanks to WeRateDogs, ...
04:48 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Planet acquires Google's Terra Bella satellite imaging division
Google's has officially sold off it's satellite imaging division. An announcement from rival imaging company Planet confirms it will acquire Terra Bella from Google and take over operation o...
04:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget iOS cracking tools reportedly used by FBI released to public
Last year, the FBI ordered Apple to help crack the iPhone 5c owned by Syed Farook, one of the shooters in the 2015 attacks in San Bernardino. Apple refused, and the FBI reportedly worked with Cellebri...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget The way to a man's heart is actually through WiFi
They say you can't hide what's in your heart, but the saying is doubly true for an Ohio man whose pacemaker data has been used to indict him on felony charges of aggravated arson and insuran...
03:37 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget The Google Now launcher for Android may be discontinued soon
One of the most annoying things about Android has long been the custom skins that manufacturers would slap on top of the operating system. Things have gotten better in recent years, but plenty of user...
03:10 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget 'Psychonauts' in VR is a story Tim Schafer never planned to tell
Tim Schafer's Psychonauts is the definition of a modern cult classic. Despite winning multiple awards and the adoration of critics, Double Fine's first game sold poorly. Good games, however,...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget 'Fallout Shelter' arrives on Windows 10 and Xbox One next week
Mobile games have been making their way to consoles at a semi-regular clip lately. Most recently it was Square Enix Montreal's series of Go titles moving to PlayStation 4, and now Fallout Shelter...
02:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget The Public Access Weekly: Working man blues
Y'all, it has been a busy week here in the Engadget community. There is just a ton of stuff happening behind the scenes (more on that next week), and there are a few dozen articles in the queue, ...
02:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Researchers discover a better way to make ammonia
For the past century or so, we've been making ammonia the same way that Nobel-prize winning chemist Fritz Haber did: by smashing hydrogen and nitrogen gas together at 250 atmospheres and heating ...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget RadiTo podcast app sidesteps Iran's censorship
Fighting censorship has become an active part of life in the future we live in. To help combat it in Iran, the RadiTo app offers programming from the BBC, Iran's Radio Farda and Radio Zamaneh fro...
01:11 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Apple's $200 education bundle includes apps like Final Cut Pro X
Companies usually give college students, teachers, faculty and staff some solid discounts on both hardware and software. Today, Apple is doing just that with a new audio and video education bundle. Th...
12:43 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget 'RunGunJumpGun' is currently free for Twitch Prime members
If you're a fan of the weirdly fantastic indie game RunGunJumpGun, you'll be excited to hear that Amazon is offering a free download of the PC version for a limited time. The only catch is y...
12:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget The best USB microphone
By Kevin Purdy and Lauren DraganThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chose...
12:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Vodafone abandons its pay-TV plans
In a fairly predictable move, Vodafone has said it's all but deserted plans to launch a pay-TV service in the UK. The company has barely touched on its televisual ambitions since announcing in sp...
11:50 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget PS4 Pro might have a 'boost mode' to improve frame rates
Sony's new PS4 Pro provides a noticeable visual upgrade to games that have been patched to take advantage of the console's extra horsepower. But what about all the rest of your games that de...
11:50 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget PS4 Pro might have a 'boost mode' to improve frame rates (update)
Sony's new PS4 Pro provides a noticeable visual upgrade to games that have been patched to take advantage of the console's extra horsepower. But what about all the rest of your games that de...
11:45 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Nintendo is taking the Switch on a UK tour this month
Are the Joy-Cons too small? What is ARMS really like to play? If you have these or any other Switch-related questions, there's only way to get some definitive answers: Try the system yourself. Fo...
11:28 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Boeing's Starliner space taxi will have over 600 3D-printed parts
Boeing may have pushed the Starliner's first trip to the ISS back to 2018, but we're sure to get more details about the space taxi between now and then. Reuters reports the spacecraft will p...
11:04 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget 'Hearthstone' tournament has 48 teams vying for $300,000
Blizzard has revealed more details about the Global Games, its new Hearthstone eSports competition format that pits teams, rather than individual players, against each other. The tournament will featu...
10:41 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget LG is fixing its 5K monitor so it'll work near your WiFi router
It's not a good sign when your pricey new 5K monitor is affected by proximity to your wireless router. After reports of the monitor becoming unstable, if not unusable, when in close company -- un...
10:20 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget The PS4 will soon support external drives and 3D movies in VR
It's been a little while since we last saw an update for the PlayStation 4, but that doesn't mean Sony hasn't been hammering away on new tweaks for the console. Today, the company unvei...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 27: American Tune
Managing editor Dana Wollman and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join host Terrence O'Brien to discuss the biggest tech news of the week. First they'll debate OnePlus' benchmark scandal, th...
09:41 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Fukushima radiation skyrockets after possible fuel breach
Radiation levels inside the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactor are over 100 times fatal levels, the highest they've been since the triple meltdown in March, 2011, according to operator Tepco. The ...
09:16 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Government watchdog says SpaceX Falcon 9s are prone to cracks
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets apparently have a serious issue that could delay the company's manned missions. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Government Accountability Office investiga...
08:13 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Apple accused of intentionally breaking FaceTime on iOS 6
We don't normally cover individual lawsuits against corporations because, hey, they make a lot of money, and everyone wants a slice. But the circumstances around this one are sufficiently controv...
07:07 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget Google blurs the line between websites and Android apps
With its latest Chrome Beta release, Google has given app-like websites called "Progressive Web Apps" a higher status on Android. If you launch a site like Flipkart Lite in the latest Androi...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, February 03 2017
Welcome to Friday. Snapchat makes a move to become an even bigger business, Uber's CEO bows out from President Donald Trump's advisory council and hey! There's the long-awaited, brand n...
04:30 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget NASA's gliders could deliver more accurate weather forecasts
A group of students and NASA Armstrong scientists are developing a small inexpensive glider that could help deliver more accurate weather forecasts. The device is called Weather Hazard Alert and Aware...
03:04 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget GoPro is planning to release a Hero 6 camera in 2017
If you've been following GoPro for the last few months through its Hero 5 production issues and Karma drone recall (now back on shelves), you're probably not surprised by a disappointing ear...
12:52 am -05 - Fri, February 3, 2017
Engadget John Carmack airs grievances over ZeniMax lawsuit on Facebook
ZeniMax might have only won a small fraction of the $4 billion it wanted to get from its Oculus lawsuit, but John Carmack was still definitely unhappy with the court's decision. The Oculus CTO ha...
10:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Plex for Alexa will get the party started with your voice
It seems like Amazon has been adding new Alexa skills nearly every day lately. The latest trick is voice control for the popular home media streaming server Plex. Just use your voice to ask Plex to br...
09:51 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Tesla CEO Elon Musk won't quit Trump's advisory council
While a boycott movement that registered over 200,000 account deletions and messages from employees convinced Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to end his tenure on the president's economic advisory counc...
09:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Outlook for iOS gets better with third party app support
Outlook mobile turns 2 years old today. To celebrate, Microsoft is introducing an add-in feature on iOS (Android is "coming soon") that promises to reduce the time you spend switching betwee...
07:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Target shuts down its 'Store of the Future' project
An effort to bring Target stores into future has reportedly been nixed before it could ever see the light of day. As Recode reports, Target's aptly named "Store of the Future" project, ...
07:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Pornhub just launched a sex ed portal for its users
Pornhub is now offering a new kind of education-based entertainment and no, it's not just more pigtails and plaid skirts. The porn hosting site announced on Wednesday that it has teamed with fame...
06:37 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Faraday Future is scaling back its EV production plans
The troubles for Faraday Future don't seem to have an end in sight. According to Reuters, the company's making drastic changes to its production roadmap: Rather than building seven electric ...
05:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Snap Inc. quietly created a foundation to support arts and education
We've known for a while that Snap Inc. confidentially filed for an IPO, but the official paperwork (also known as the S-1) is out and full of juicy new details. In addition to insight on how many...
05:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $40 on a Samsung Gear 360 camera
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...
05:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Researchers discover blood vessels in lab-grown mini-brains
Growing brains in laboratories was just the start for scientists. Next up is vasculature. By studying the naturally occurring capillaries discovered on the mini-brains, researchers from Brown Universi...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Who is Jerry Falwell Jr. and why is he reforming higher education?
Donald Trump has already earned his reputation of nominating candidates for his cabinet-level positions who face stiff opposition from the science and tech community. He's given the nod to former...
04:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Snap Inc. officially files for IPO
Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc. has officially filed for its initial public offering Thursday, giving a rare insight into what makes the ephemeral messaging service tick. Although Snap did no...
04:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Uber CEO Travis Kalanick leaves Trump's advisory council
After a week including widespread #DeleteUber protests against his company, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told employees today that he is no longer participating on President Donald Trump's economic a...
04:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Uber CEO Travis Kalanick leaves Trump's advisory council (updated)
After a week including widespread #DeleteUber protests against his company, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told employees today that he is no longer participating on President Donald Trump's economic a...
04:26 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Comcast employees around the US protest Trump's immigration ban
Google isn't the only big tech company to stage a walkout over Donald Trump's controversial ban on immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Today at 2PM ET, hundreds ...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Audi's concierge-based car rental service is outstanding, but pricey
Normally when I rent a car it involves a meandering line, a long counter and an associate who's almost always very cordial and helpful, but very much in a hurry. It feels impersonal. It's li...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Audi's concierge-based car rental service is outstanding but pricey
Normally when I rent a car it involves a meandering line, a long counter and an associate who's almost always cordial and helpful but in a hurry. It feels impersonal. It's like going inside ...
03:41 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget With new method, scientists find water on an exoplanet
Finding planets is hard, finding water on planets is harder, and finding water on exoplanets is pretty damn hard. And yet, a group of scientists claim to have achieved just that with the help of the V...
03:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Microsoft asks for exceptions process in Trump's immigration ban
Trump's immigration (read: Muslim) ban has already negatively impacted America's tech industry. Microsoft alone has 76 employees, along with their 41 dependents, who are subject to the presi...
02:56 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget 'Rocket League' cars are the new hot wheels
In Rocket League you slam around a Thunderdome-style pitch in hot rally cars while trying to smash a gigantic "rocket ball" into a goal... Basically, it's the perfect marriage of soccer...
02:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Introducing the new Engadget app!
We have some big news today: Engadget has a new app for iOS and Android! (About time, right?) The new mobile app has been completely rebuilt and redesigned. You get all the same great content from our...
02:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Apple's 'polarizing' new products are paying off
Throughout much of 2016, it seemed like lots of Apple fans were unhappy. The year brought few updates to the Mac (and the one big change was quite polarizing), a barely redesigned iPhone with no headp...
01:50 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Mozilla shutters its connected devices division
Mozilla will close its gadgets division, laying off some 50 employees working on products for connected devices (like smart TVs, for example) in the process. While the company wouldn't comment on...
01:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget New FCC chairman wants the agency to be more transparent
New FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced today that he wants the commission wants to be more transparent in how information on its proceedings is made available to the public. Pai detailed a new pilot prog...
01:03 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Facebook's AI image search can 'see' what's in photos
If you forget to tag or add a description when uploading a photo or gallery to Facebook, it can be tough to find an image when you need it. Or at least it used to be. The social network revealed today...
12:42 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget A breath monitor could soon be used to detect the flu
What if you could pick up a device from the drug store that could tell you if you have the flu and save you a trip to the doctor? That's one possibility for a breath-analyzing gadget that Univers...
12:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Devolver will highlight games from banned nations at GDC
At the end of the month, developers from around the world will congregate in San Francisco for the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC). Or rather, that was the plan. This year that's not goin...
12:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget SpaceX test fires the first Falcon 9 it landed on a barge
SpaceX failed to launch a used Falcon 9 rocket back in May or June last year like it originally planned, but it's getting closer to its goal. The private space corporation had its historic Falcon...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA makes it more difficult to resell bundled games
NVIDIA is putting the brakes on a cottage industry in consumer game code resales. Until now, if you got a free game with a card like the GTX 1080, you could redeem it on NVIDIA's web site and get...
11:21 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Archaeologists want you to spot ancient sites from your PC
Checking Twitter can get pretty traumatic these days, so why not use your time making a groundbreaking discovery instead? That's now possible using GlobalXplorer, a "citizen science" pl...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget AmpMe's speaker-linking app adds access to your Spotify library
When AmpMe arrived in late 2015, the app that links phone and tablet speakers for a more robust audio setup only played tunes from SoundCloud. Shortly after launch, an update added the ability for use...
10:39 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Quirky Wii U game 'Project Giant Robot' has been cancelled
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last Nintendo-made game for the Wii U after all. If you were holding onto hope that the quirky Project Giant Robot would still grace the system, it ...
10:17 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Pixel's fingerprint gestures come to the Nexus 5X
Google's Pixel has an Android feature that enables you to swipe down on your phone's fingerprint sensor to open your notifications. The option made its debut with the Pixel, leaving Nexus ow...
09:57 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Classic racing series 'GTR' will return in 2018
It's taken more than a decade, but GTR 2, the game rightly lauded as one of the best racing sims ever, is getting a sequel.The game's existence was announced via the Race Department forums (...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Spinning synthetic veins and emotion-sensing smartwatch apps
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers from Vanderbilt University are using commercial cotton candy machines to spin synthetic capillaries. Instead of sugar, the machines spin polymer fibers whic...
08:59 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Tokyo's Olympic medals will be crafted from old gadgets
Tokyo's olympic planning committee has a novel idea for crafting new medals: old technology. Instead of relying on mining companies for new gold, silver and bronze, it's turning to the publi...
08:29 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Google gives up on 'Hands Free' wireless mobile payments
Google has ended its "Hands Free" payment scheme, which let you live the retail dream of paying wirelessly with no need to pull out a card or phone. The program, which ran only in San Franci...
07:41 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget ASUS is being investigated for price manipulation in Europe
In one of several antitrust investigations launched today, the European Commission has begun probing tech brands ASUS, Denon &amp; Marantz, Philips and Pioneer for suspected price manipulation. As...
06:46 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget EU probing Valve and five publishers for geo-blocking games
The legislative body of the European Union is launching an antitrust investigation into regional pricing and geo-blocking practices on Valve's Steam store. In a statement, the European Commission...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday February 2nd, 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Another day, another Boston Dynamics robot. Also, Tesla made a name change and "shared reality" is a thing....
04:35 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Facebook's friend-based Recommendations come to the UK
We've all been there. It's late and you're wandering around town, aimlessly looking for a place to grab dinner. Where do you turn for suggestions? Foursquare? Google? Maybe Facebook? Th...
04:30 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Google's self-driving cars are getting better at autonomy
Perhaps more than any company (with the possible exception of Tesla), Google's autonomous driving record has been under close scrutiny. Today the company bears news that while dramatically increa...
03:01 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget YouTube for iOS gets Chromecast lock screen controls
It can be annoying having to unlock your phone screen and sift through all the open apps to pause, forward or rewind what you're casting on TV. Good thing YouTube has finally made things easier f...
01:41 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Literary horror game exceeds $125,000 Kickstarter goal in 4 hours
Literary RPG Sunless Skies received full funding on Kickstarter in just four hours. The upcoming title is a sequel to the well-reviewed indie-darling Sunless Sea....
01:41 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget The sequel to 'Sunless Sea' exceeds Kickstarter goal in 4 hours
Literary RPG Sunless Skies received full funding on Kickstarter in just four hours. The upcoming title is a sequel to the well-reviewed indie-darling Sunless Sea....
12:11 am -05 - Thu, February 2, 2017
Engadget Bat Bot is an autonomous drone that mimics a bat's flight
For roboticists working in the field of biomimetics, copying a bat's complex flight patterns has been a difficult problem to solve. Or, as Caltech professor and Jet Propulsion Laboratory research...
10:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's first-ever Super Bowl ad is for the Switch, of course
When you consider the fact that Nintendo and its mustachioed mascot are household names, it's a bit strange to realize the company has never run an advertisement during the Super Bowl. That'...
09:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Developer combines HoloLens and Vive for 'shared reality'
As fun and immersive as virtual reality is, watching your friend play around in a completely computer-generated environment doesn't have quite the same impact when watching it on a flat monitor o...
08:23 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Apple's next custom Mac chip could do a lot more
Intel processors have powered Apple's Mac computers for over a decade now, but Apple has also found success designing its own A-series ARM-based chips for the iPhone and iPad. While the company i...
07:35 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Reddit bans 'alt-right' community over harassment
Reddit isn't done cracking down on harmful communities. The social site has banned its r/altright subreddit for violating policies against "the proliferation of personal and confidential inf...
06:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget AT&T will launch 5G wireless in two cities this year
AT&amp;T's 5G wireless network just got much more tangible. The carrier has announced that its ultra-fast wireless will launch in two cities, Austin and Indianapolis, sometime later in 2017....
06:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget IBM's Watson will help you file your taxes
Tax experts can find deductions that you might otherwise miss, but they're only human -- they can only find so many potential savings, let alone paint a larger picture of your finances. They'...
06:04 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget 'Serial' team returns with a new true crime podcast
When it debuted in 2014, Serial was a breakout hit for podcasting and an interesting case of the media effecting social justice. The show's team of This American Life alumni even won a Peabody aw...
05:40 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Instagram is testing multi-photo albums for everyone
It likely won't be too long until we can all share more than one photo in an Instagram album. The company is reportedly testing out the feature in its latest Android beta release, Droid Life repo...
05:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' now has an easy mode
Super Mario Run isn't exactly a difficult game, though it may take some real work to master it and get every special coin scattered through every level. Which makes the new feature Nintendo added...
04:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook shows no sign of stopping, now has 1.86 billion users
Facebook is under quite a bit of pressure of late. It's trying to fix the rise of fake news and clickbait on its News Feed and, more recently, it's had to deal with the Zenimax lawsuit again...
04:16 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Oculus to pay $500 million after ZeniMax lawsuit ends
ZeniMax is triumphant in its lawsuit against Oculus over alleged technology theft... well, sort of. A Texas jury has determined that Oculus must pay $500 million to ZeniMax over claims that Palmer Lu...
04:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Gel-based robot hand can grab and release fish
Most robot limbs aren't exactly kind to the organic world given all that unforgiving metal, and even rubber-based soft robots aren't very gentle. However, MIT has a better way. It recently b...
03:55 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Snap's newest Lenses could make any surface a billboard
The next evolution of Snapchat's Lenses could add more than just a flower crown to your selfies. According to a new report from The Information, Snap Inc. is working on a smarter version of its c...
03:34 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Playing Zelda in real life is a lot like doing grade-school homework
Anyone who grew up playing the Legend of Zelda series has found themselves daydreaming about adventures on the plains of Hyrule. What would it really be like to traverse the lands of Zelda's king...
03:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget The latest Boston Dynamics robot will roll its way into your nightmares
Remember the movie Xanadu about a Greek muse that comes to earth and rollerskates into everyone's heart? The leaked footage of Boston Dynamics' two-wheeled robot Handle is sort of like that....
02:51 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget New York sues Charter over slow internet speeds
There's no question that many American internet providers fall short of expectations, but New York might just hold them accountable for making promises they don't keep. In the wake of a prob...
02:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Nintendo will charge under $30 for Switch multiplayer in Japan
When Nintendo announced that the Switch would have a more robust online multiplayer network than previous consoles, fans were split. The new console's online service promised voice chat and onlin...
02:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget March for Science set for April 22nd
That hoped-for protest against President Trump's anti-science policies? It's on. The newly-named March for Science is now slated to take place on April 22nd -- appropriately, Earth Day -- in...
01:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Republicans poised to roll back environmental protections
With astonishing speed, US Republicans are set to strike down laws or vote on a new bills that eliminate environmental protections for the air, streams and national parks. The measures are being table...
01:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Mosquitos are beating gene editing with rapid evolution
Gene editing and gene drives have the potential to be a massive scientific breakthrough, letting scientists target and eliminate diseases by modifying genes and disseminating them throughout a populat...
01:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Tesla drops 'Motors' from its name
In a move designed to cement the company as more than just a car maker, Tesla has dropped the "Motors" from its name. The firm posted the necessary SEC paperwork this morning and comes as El...
12:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Bill Nye and Buzz Aldrin do a little turn on the catwalk
Never in a million years did I think I'd see Bill Nye and Buzz Aldrin walk a runway together, but that's exactly what happened. Both were part of designer Nick Graham's Fall 2017 fashio...
12:17 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Kickstarter acquires live streaming company Huzza
Kickstarter today announced that it has purchased Huzza, the live-streaming startup that helped create Kickstarter Live. Like Twitch for creators, Live is a video platform that helps facilitate Q+As a...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget 'My Brother's Keeper' uses new VR tech to reenact the Civil War
A story about two estranged brothers facing off on a Civil War battlefield might seem like a strange fit for a virtual reality film, but My Brother's Keeper isn't your typical VR movie. The ...
11:41 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget PlayStation VR bundles are back
Sony knows that you probably don't have the camera and Move controllers needed to make use of its PlayStation VR headset, so it's reviving and expanding its virtual reality bundles to help g...
11:19 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen agrees to yet another diesel cheating settlement
Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion to compensate US owners for lying about emissions on 3.0-liter diesel vehicles. Owners of 20,000 model-year 2009-2012 cars -- which can't be fix...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget The best baby monitor is a simple night-vision camera
As a tech reporter, I've been pitched a whole host of smart baby monitors recently. That's partly because I work here, and also because I have easy access to an infant with whom I can test o...
10:38 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget OnePlus 3T caught cheating on benchmarks
No, the days of smartphone makers cheating on benchmarks aren't over yet. XDA has discovered that the OnePlus 3T artificially boosts processor clock speeds when running certain benchmark apps, k...
10:18 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Spaceflight changes the shape of the human brain
The human brain reshapes itself during spaceflight, according to a study by a team of scientists from the University of Michigan. They came to that conclusion after comparing the structural MRIs of 12...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget MIT demos smartwatch app that detects emotions
A conversation is never just about the words we speak, it's about our tone, volume, body language, gaze and everything in between. But the signals that we send out can sometimes be misinterpreted...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget GoPro's troubled Karma drone is back on sale today
Surprise! GoPro's Karma drone is back on sale. GoPro recalled Karma in the run-up to the holidays last year due to instances where drones were losing power mid-flight (not cool, obviously). In ea...
09:39 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Magnetic fields could explain an 'erratic' neutron star
Scientists think they've discovered why an unusual star system is emitting "sudden, erratic and extremely intense" bursts of X-rays. Using three different space telescopes, the team set...
09:21 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Nintendo plans to release two-to-three mobile games each year
After months of vague statements, Nintendo has finally confirmed its smartphone strategy, announcing that it will release two to three mobile titles every year. While all eyes are currently focused on...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget 'Candleman' is a 3D platformer that will make your heart melt
Proper 3D platformers are a rarity these days, especially on the Xbox One. That's why we're intrigued by Candleman, a charming adventure featuring a tiny wax-based hero. To succeed, you'...
08:32 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Snapseed makes it easier to add drama to your photos
Snapseed doesn't see quite the amount of updates that other Google-owned products do, but each one lately has been pretty significant. The name of the game for the latest is the addition of curve...
08:08 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon plans to build a $1.5 billion air cargo hub in Kentucky
We may be decades away from the flying warehouses Amazon wants to build, but the e-commerce giant is growing its shipping and distribution network in different ways. The company has just announced tha...
07:07 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' will have a proper story mode
When last year's Star Wars Battlefront launched, it was hard not to be disappointed. The promise of a shiny next-gen Star Wars game made by Battlefront developer DICE was a tantalizing propositio...
06:55 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget Discovery's channels stay on Sky thanks to last-minute deal
Discovery's 12 channels are staying put on Sky, with the pair having agreed a new multi-year carriage deal at the eleventh hour. Negotiations had all but imploded last week, and Discovery threate...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday February 1st, 2017
Welcome to February, we're glad you made it......even if Beme and Asheron's Call didn't. In yesterday's news, we have Apple's latest earnings report (expect to hear from Faceb...
04:30 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget 'Donkey Kong 64' player finds rare collectible 17 years later
The 3D platformer Donkey Kong 64 was lauded for its expansive worlds and multitude of well-hidden collectibles when it launched on the Nintendo 64 in 1999. Like many games of the era, it has enjoyed a...
03:25 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget TalkTalk chief Dido Harding is stepping down
After weathering the worst of a major customer hack in October 2015, TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding is stepping down after seven years in charge. In a regulatory announcement today, the provider confirmed ...
03:04 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget NASA's new satellite radiator is a work of art
Satellite radiators are typically huge and heavy -- not at all ideal for tiny spacefarers like CubeSats. To address small satellites' need, NASA Goddard technologist Vivek Dwivedi has teamed up w...
01:31 am -05 - Wed, February 1, 2017
Engadget NYPD will equip all officers with body cameras by late 2019
New York City started trying police body cameras years ago, but it hasn't had a formal agreement to roll them out across the entire force. It's not for lack of trying, though -- the city and...
11:59 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Facebook tweaks the feed to bury fake news and clickbait
Just how much fake news trending all over Facebook actually influenced the election is still up for debate, but the question pushed the social media company into crackdown mode. In the last few months...
10:31 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Game developers take a stand against Trump's immigration ban
The opposition to the Trump administration's immigration ban has spread far and wide. Video game developers are joining the chorus against what some see as an unconstitutional policy put forth wi...
09:44 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget New brain-computer interface breaks through locked-in syndrome
Researchers have been using brain-computer interfaces to interact with patients suffering from locked-in syndrome for a few years now. But a new system from the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineerin...
08:47 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Facebook is reportedly building a streaming TV app
Facebook hasn't been shy about its recent push into video. The social network has been rolling out new video ad products and going so far as to reward longer and more engaging videos with better ...
07:56 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Samsung will unveil something at MWC on February 26th
Samsung just sent out its invites for the Mobile World Congress 2017, however, unlike previous years, the big news is what won't be there. As a knock-on effect of the whole Galaxy Note 7 mess, it...
07:28 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Chevy stops making the Spark EV following the Bolt's arrival
It's hard not to take a look at the Chevy Bolt and ask: why on Earth would anyone buy the Spark EV over this? And GM feels the same way, apparently. The automaker has confirmed to Detroit News ...
07:05 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Production on 'Star Trek: Discovery' is finally underway
Thanks to delays at the network, CBS' latest addition to the small screen Star Trek canon obviously didn't make its scheduled release date of January 2017. But there's some good news fr...
06:44 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget SoundHound wants to take on Google and Amazon in voice AI
When it comes to voice recognition software, SoundHound is definitely not as big a name as Google or Amazon -- yet. SoundHound has raised $75 million in support of its efforts to create artificial int...
06:20 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Coin shuts down its payment services on February 28th
You knew Coin's payment tech wasn't long for this world when Fitbit bought the company in 2016, and now the end is at hand: the Coin team is shutting down its payment services on February 28...
05:58 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Disney's Club Penguin will relaunch as a mobile app in March
After 11 years online, Disney's kid-friendly social network Club Penguin will shut down at the end of March, to be replaced by a new mobile-only version called Club Penguin Island. The site origi...
05:37 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Google opens the code for Chrome on iOS
Google's Chrome browser has been open source from the get-go (through the Chromium project), but not on iOS. Apple demands that browsers use WebKit instead of their own rendering engines, so Goog...
05:25 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget GitHub rallies Silicon Valley companies to oppose Muslim ban
GitHub plans to meet with a number of Silicon Valley tech companies to discuss filing an amicus brief in lawsuits targeting Trump's immigration and refugee ban....
05:15 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Sketchy adoption app Adoptly is a hoax after all
A few weeks ago, a company called Adoptly stated a Kickstarter for an app that promised to make adoption easier -- with the help of a ridiculous, Tinder-style interface for swiping left and right on c...
04:55 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Trump to announce his SCOTUS pick tonight via Facebook Live
Donald Trump will announce his nominee for the vacant Supreme Court Justice seat tonight via Facebook Live. The stream begins at 8pm Eastern via the POTUS Facebook channel. As CNN reports, both candid...
04:37 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget iPhone 7 turns around slowing sales for Apple
iPhone sales were bound to start dropping sooner or later, but today's earnings news from Apple sees a turnaround: iPhone sales are back up after a year. In the first full quarter with the iPhone...
04:24 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Tesla's Powerpacks are now lighting up California's grid
"Batteries are boring when they are successful." That's Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel, speaking on Monday to an audience of reporters, employees and government officials si...
04:06 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Snapchat now creates QR codes for web links
Remember the days when you were supposed to share websites between phones using QR codes? They're back, but with a modern twist. Snapchat is updating its mobile apps (iOS at first, with Android s...
03:44 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget ACLU signs on with Y Combinator after $24 million donation
The ACLU, in an average year, fundraises around $4 million. After stridently opposing Trump's unconstitutional immigration ban last weekend, the civil liberties watchdog was rewarded by the Ameri...
03:21 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Netgear WiFi routers are vulnerable to more security exploits
Netgear's WiFi router security woes aren't quite over yet. Researchers at Trustwave are drawing attention to two vulnerabilities that lets anyone recover your router's administrative p...
02:57 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Casey Neistat's Beme service shuts down following CNN deal
And just like that, YouTube star Casey Neistat's brief stint in mobile apps is over... for now, anyway. As promised, the social video service Beme is shutting down on January 31st following CNN&#...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Return to Vvardenfell in 'The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind'
Have you ever been caught up in an Elder Scrolls Online adventure only to look around, yearning for more scrolls of an elderly variety? Well, it looks like your prayers have just been answered as Beth...
02:12 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget 'Witcher' developer forum hack exposed 1.8 million gamers
If you're a big enough The Witcher fan to have joined CD Projekt Red's official forums, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. Members signed up to Have I Been Pwned have received emails...
01:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Walter brings foreign prestige TV dramas to the US
The internet has democratized almost everything to the point where almost anyone can now start their own streaming service. Channel 4, a British public service broadcaster, is joining the fray by laun...
01:26 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Nintendo kills the Wii U, at least in Japan
Nintendo has quietly updated its Japanese website to say that production of the Wii U, at least domestically, has ended. As spotted by Kotaku, the listings for the console now include the phrase "...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity TV app for Roku starts beta testing
It's been nearly a year since Comcast announced work on its "Xfinity TV partner app" for Roku and Samsung, and now the Roku version is ready for testing. The Xfinity TV beta app is now ...
12:44 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Shell to start installing EV chargers in UK petrol stations
The UK's EV charging infrastructure continues to grow thanks to a few dedicated players, but the likes of Tesla and nemesis Ecotricity will be joined by an unlikely newcomer later this year. Petr...
12:38 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Pandora's radio data now included in Billboard Hot 100
Despite recent layoffs and the fact that it only launched a streaming service last month, Pandora is a giant player in the internet radio market. Billboard unveiled a partnership with the service for ...
12:17 pm -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Uber opens its network to self-driving cars, starting with Daimler
Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler has agreed to eventually roll out a fleet of self-driving vehicles on the Uber network, in the hope of making ridesharing safer and more environmentally friendly. ...
11:58 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget The LG 5K monitor Apple sells doesn't work near WiFi routers
Rather than replace its aging Thunderbolt display, Apple showed off LG's new 27-inch Ultrafine 5K monitor as the perfect mate for the new MacBook Pro when they were introduced last fall. Unfortun...
11:36 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' made Nintendo $53 million
How well has Nintendo's first experiment in mobile gaming fared so far? Quite well... though it's not enough for the company's tastes. The gaming giant has revealed that Super Mario Run...
11:15 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a OnePlus 3T smartphone!
When OnePlus hit the scene, its smartphone sparked lots of interest, but only limited quantities were available. Now, it's become a standard for those looking to pick up a quality Android handset...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Raybaby is a baby monitor that tracks your child's breathing
When Ranjana Nair, Sanchi Poovaya and Aardra Kannan saw a friend's prematurely born child two years ago, they were shocked at the amount of electronic equipment that was hooked up to its tiny bod...
10:38 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Keck Observatory's exoplanet imager captures its first photos
The W.M. Keck Observatory's near infrared camera has a new instrument that gives it the power to capture images of Jupiter-sized exoplanets near their stars. That instrument is a vortex coronagra...
10:19 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget 2K wins right to store your biometric facial data
Video game publisher 2K has just won a lengthy court case over the right to collect and store players' biometric data. Using your console's camera, the company employs face-scanning tech in ...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Fox Sports will broadcast Super Bowl 51 in a 'VR suite'
Sure watching boxing, basketball and tennis in VR are cool, but what about the biggest TV event of the year? Come Sunday, Fox Sports will fix that gap in its lineup by teaming with LiveLike to beam th...
09:46 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Libratus, the poker-playing AI, destroyed its four human rivals
The Kenny Rogers classic profoundly states that "you've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em," and for the first time, an AI has out-gambled world-class players...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Reptile robots in the wild
Today on In Case You Missed It: BBC One's nature show, "Spy in the Wild," partnered with a robotics division in order to design and produce two remote-controlled robot reptiles. Using b...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Plex snaps up news streaming app Watchup
Plex wants to be in charge of all the videos you watch, even the news. The media player system has acquired news streaming service Watchup to make the latest reports from Fox News, CNN, CBS, Euronews,...
08:50 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XII' remaster comes to PS4 on July 11th
Final Fantasy XII, the last in the franchise to grace the PlayStation 2, is getting the remaster treatment on PlayStation 4. Today, at a special event in Tokyo celebrating the series' 30th annive...
08:19 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Nintendo delays its 'Animal Crossing' mobile game
Fans of Isabelle and K.K. Slider will need to wait a little while longer before they can play Animal Crossing on their smartphones. As part of its latest earnings release, Nintendo has revealed that t...
07:41 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Walmart kills its Amazon Prime-style shipping service
After launching it less than a year ago, Walmart is scrapping ShippingPass, a subscription program meant to compete with Amazon Prime's free shipping. Instead, it will offer free two-day shipping...
07:02 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget More tech CEOs speak out against Trump's immigration order
More tech leaders have voiced opposition to Trump's immigration policy, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who attended the President's tech summit just a month ago. Bezos said that Amazon has...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, January 31 2017
Over the last 24 hours, you might have missed electronic glasses that auto-focus for you, Google's $4 million contribution to immigration organizations, and Gap's augmented reality dressing ...
04:41 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Yale's liquid metal material can shed light on magnetic fields
We most likely won't reach the center of the Earth in this lifetime, but scientists might be able to recreate it with the help of Yale's new liquid metal material. Researchers from the unive...
03:16 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Watch today's Liverpool vs Chelsea game in 4K and Dolby Atmos
Are you a soccer (football to the rest of the world) fan with a state-of-the-art home theater? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions and happen to be a BT Sport subscriber, today&...
01:44 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Exploring what made the 'Doom' and 'Titanfall 2' campaigns tick
The new Doom was almost one of my favorite games last year. While it was edged out at the last minute, there's no denying how refreshing the game was. Developer id's laser-focus on speed, ma...
12:01 am -05 - Tue, January 31, 2017
Engadget Lego launches a safe social network for kids to share their creations
If your child is a budding Lego genius yearning to show off their creative constructions to the world, then Lego has just the place for them to do it. The company behind the iconic bricks has just lau...