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11:34 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget SpaceX recovers Falcon 9's nose cone for the first time
SpaceX just made history by launching the world's first reflight of an orbital rocket and landing its first stage on a barge again. The booster wasn't the only part of the rocket the company...
11:34 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget SpaceX recovers Falcon 9's $6-million nose cone for the first time
SpaceX just made history by launching the world's first reflight of an orbital rocket and landing its first stage on a barge again. The booster wasn't the only part of the rocket the company...
10:45 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Now Twitch streamers can choose both 1080p and 60fps
After chasing Steam and expanding into direct game sales, Twitch is ready to give its core product a framerate boost and fresh set of troubleshooting tools. The Amazon-owned streaming platform just an...
09:02 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Scientists search 3 million publications to unlock sea change secret
Sometimes facts from the ancient world aren't hidden in fossils or subterranean rock -- they're found across a massive range of ordinary data. Scientists started a project to discover when a...
08:09 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Get your internet off-contract with Comcast's prepaid Xfinity service
Following hot on the heels of Verizon's new prepaid FiOS plan, Comcast announced on Thursday that the company will offer a prepaid version of its own Xfinity internet....
07:03 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget SpaceX successfully relaunched a Falcon 9 rocket
Today's SpaceX launch will be logged in the history books as the first time a flight-proven orbital class rocket has successfully been relaunched and returned to Earth. "We just had an incre...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Streaming made last year the music industry's best since 2009
When the RIAA released its annual report last year tracking sales in 2015, it came with a significant milestone: streaming revenue had surpassed that of downloads, if only by less than a percent. But ...
05:53 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX relaunch the first rocket it landed on a barge
SpaceX is getting ready for one historic flight. The private space corporation has announced on Twitter that all systems are ready for today's launch -- the weather seems to be cooperating, as we...
05:53 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX relaunch the first rocket it landed on a barge (update: it was a success)
SpaceX is getting ready for one historic flight. The private space corporation has announced on Twitter that all systems are ready for today's launch -- the weather seems to be cooperating, as we...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Tech's biggest players tackle climate change despite rollbacks
Some of America's biggest tech companies say they're still committed to battling climate change, Bloomberg reports, two days after President Trump signed a sweeping executive order that roll...
04:52 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: A Sony 55-inch XBR 4K TV drops to $1,290
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...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook
Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR and creator of the Rift headset, is no longer with the company. Following the news that he'd donated $10,000 to a group spreading pro-Trump memes, the 24-ye...
04:23 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Bug delays Android Wear 2.0 yet again
Google's been talking about Android Wear 2.0 for a long time -- it was first announced almost a year ago, at the I/O 2016 developer event. But it was delayed from a planned fall launch until earl...
03:38 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Norway forced Tinder to change how it uses customer data
If you actually read the terms and conditions or end-user license agreement before you click the "agree" button, raise your hand. Okay, stop being funny, we know that you actually didn'...
03:38 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Norway complaint changed the way Tinder uses your swipes
If you actually read the terms and conditions or end-user license agreement before you click the "agree" button, raise your hand. Okay, stop being funny, we know that you actually didn'...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Dear Donald Trump: 'Clean coal' doesn't exist
"Clean coal" is an oxymoron. Even if you took a hunk of coal, doused it in bleach and scrubbed it for six hours with a soapy horsehair brush, it would still cause lung cancer and fill the ai...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Spotify's latest show is basically 'Carpool Karaoke'
Apple already locked down a season's worth of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke, but Spotify isn't letting that stop it from developing a similar show of its own. The streaming service ann...
02:11 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' brings the interstellar MMO grind to PC in September
Destiny 2 will hit PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 8th, much to the delight of wannabe space hunters worldwide. The original Destiny was console-only, leaving PC players in the lurch, but ...
01:48 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Audi's future-proofing plans include more ride sharing
Joining the likes of Maven and Sidecar from General Motors and Chariot from Ford, the Volkswagen group is eyeing a ride-sharing service of its own. Audi (part of the VW group) has announced that it in...
01:25 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget 'Rock Band VR' is the dorkiest game ever and I love it
Rock Band VR will make you feel like a rock star. But from the outside, you'll look like a crazy person with an Oculus Rift on your head and a plastic guitar in your hands, strumming along in sil...
01:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget A week with Fujifilm's GFX 50S medium-format mirrorless camera
Fujifilm surprised the camera world last year with the introduction of the GFX 50S, its first medium-format mirrorless. The shooter, which is now available for $6,500 body only, packs a large 51.4-meg...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Telegram's voice calls are secured by emojis
Questions about security have plagued messaging app Telegram recently, since the platform was supposedly cracked by Russia's state security agency during the election. Telegram uses its own secur...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Book a fitness class anywhere in the US with a Google search
When Reserve with Google starting helping users book fitness classes last year, the scheduling tool was only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Today, the company announced tha...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget A Google search is all you need to book a fitness class
When Reserve with Google starting helping users book fitness classes last year, the scheduling tool was only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Today, the company announced tha...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget GoPro launches its Karma drone in the UK
GoPro's foray into drone development has been troubled, to say the least. The highly anticipated Karma launched in the US last October, only to be recalled a few weeks later. The reason? Some of ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Twitter removes @replies from 140-character limit
While many have embraced the short and sweet nature of Twitter's 140-character limit, the restriction can be something of a pain. So last year, Twitter made a few changes to help you express more...
11:32 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Microsoft has its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung has been bundling Microsoft apps like Skype, OneDrive, OneNote and more on its phones and tablets for a while now. However, when it comes to the Galaxy S8, the two companies are taking their p...
11:32 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Microsoft has its own version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 (updated)
Samsung has been bundling Microsoft apps like Skype, OneDrive, OneNote and more on its phones and tablets for a while now. However, when it comes to the Galaxy S8, the two companies are taking their p...
11:04 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Adobe's experimental app copies one photo's style to another
Photo retouching and style matching (not to be confused with Prisma-like Instagram filters) is challenging work that requires a trained eye and hours of labor. At least, it was, until AI took that job...
10:42 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen can sell (some) diesel cars in the US again
Volkswagen is about to sell diesel vehicles for the first time in the US since its emission scandal broke in 2015. The automaker has received the EPA's blessing to sell 2015 diesel models that ha...
10:18 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Facebook opens up donations for personal needs
Last year, Facebook announced a tool to help you create fundraisers for 501c3 nonprofits verified by the company. The social network even extended those donations to live videos. Today, Facebook is gi...
09:49 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget NASA probe Juno captures Jupiter's poles in glorious detail
In August 2011 NASA sent a probe the size of a basketball court into space on a mission to observe Jupiter. Now, five years later, the $1 billion dollar probe has something to show for it's 415 m...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget 'Quake Champions' beta begins April 6th
If you're waiting with baited breath for the Quake Champions beta, then you'll soon be able to begin exhaling. The news is out that the game's closed beta will begin on Thursday, April ...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget The 'Quake' answer to 'Overwatch' enters beta next week
If you're waiting with baited breath for the Quake Champions beta, then you'll soon be able to begin exhaling. The news is out that the game's closed beta will begin on Thursday, April ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Toyota is using AI to hunt for new battery materials
Toyota has turned to artificial intelligence for help in the hunt for new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts. The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is investing $35 million into the proj...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Uber finally lets you adjust your pickup location
Lest we forget among all the corporate stupidity, Uber is actually popular for a reason: It's convenient, and taxi service often sucks. The ridesharing firm has just fixed one of the main bugaboo...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Sway is a slick meditation app that makes sure you relax
Sway is a smartphone-based meditation (kind of) game, that comes from Ustwo, the company behind acclaimed mobile hit Monument Valley. No, this isn't a dreamily designed puzzler, but the same gent...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Double Fine's mesmerizing 'GNOG' comes to PS4 in May
If you thought that Persona 5 would be the most stylish game you'd play this Spring, you might want to think again. In a move set to please PlayStation owners, Double Fine has announced that it&#...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Marshall's next long-lasting wireless headphone has a familiar look
Until now, if you wanted a set of wireless headphones that matched your Marshall guitar amp, you had to choose between two on-ear options. Today, the company revealed an over-ear model in the Monitor ...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Blue Origin's New Shepard wins prestigious aeronautics award
Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket has been winning awards left, right and center, but this one is "personally meaningful" for company chief Jeff Bezos. The reusable rocket has been chose...
06:29 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Watch astronaut Peggy Whitson's historic spacewalk
Dr. Peggy Whitson, the first woman to command the ISS, might soon also hold the record for the most spacewalks by a female astronaut. She's scheduled to step out of the ISS today (March 30th), an...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, March 30th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Yesterday we focused on Samsung's big Galaxy S8 reveal, and it didn't disappoint. If you need to get up to speed in a hurry, we boiled the entire event d...
04:05 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Twitch competitor can remind you to stretch
Microsoft's Twitch competitor, Beam, has arrived on Xbox One. And seemingly in an effort to keep streamers healthy, there are a few tools in the back-end to remind folks to do things like eat and...
02:49 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Domino's delivers pizza in Europe with wheeled drones
Domino's has unleashed another set of pizza delivery drones, this time in Germany and the Netherlands. Last year, it worked with Flirtey to drop pizza to customers in New Zealand using unmanned a...
01:03 am -04 - Thu, March 30, 2017
Engadget Police report explains little about Uber's autonomous wreck
After one of its self-driving Volvos in Tempe, Arizona was struck by another car, Uber temporarily shut down all autonomous testing in the state and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. No major injuries resu...
11:24 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Lyft tests a new fixed-route 'Shuttle' service for commuters
Now that shared rides represent a sizable portion of Uber and Lyft's business, both companies have been looking for new ways to expand their offerings while making the whole system more efficient...
09:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Bioware: Expect 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' support info Tuesday
The latest installment of Mass Effect is here, but so far, Andromeda doesn't look like it's a high point for the series. A Metacritic score in the 70s puts it well below earlier games that a...
09:09 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Motion-tracking projector puts a laser show on moving faces
The combination of face-mapping and video projections makes for a trippy experience. The technology transforms the human face into a canvas for digital art. When a bright red lightning bolt appeared o...
08:17 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Latest Tesla patch enables Autosteer at 90 mph for HW2 models
The new Autopilot features have been lurking in Tesla's latest electric vehicles for a few months and now they're ready to go live. For HW2 vehicles we're talking things like the Lane D...
08:17 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Latest Tesla patch enables Autosteer at 80 mph for HW2 models
The new Autopilot features have been lurking in Tesla's latest electric vehicles for a few months and now they're ready to go live. For HW2 vehicles we're talking things like the Lane D...
07:29 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Mercedes steps up its electric car production plans
When Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler unveiled plans to have at least six electric cars on the market within a decade, it was clearly being conservative. The automaker has announced that it's accele...
06:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget FCC stops federal approval of low-income broadband subsidies
When FCC Chairman Ajit Pai froze the plan to include nine broadband companies in the commission's Lifeline program in February, the future of low-cost, government subsidized internet access sudde...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 is the first phone with Bluetooth 5.0
You didn't have to wait long to see the first phone packing Bluetooth 5.0 -- in fact, it's less than a month away. When Samsung posted the specs for its brand new Galaxy S8 line, it quietly ...
05:37 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Tribeca announces art-focused Games Festival with Hideo Kojima
Tribeca was the first film festival to embrace video games as a storytelling medium, showcasing the world premiere of detective game L.A. Noire nearly six years ago. Now, the organization is teaming u...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget One of Jupiter's asteroid 'moons' is orbiting backwards
As a rule, you can safely assume that moons and asteroids will all orbit a planet in the same direction. If they didn't, interactions with their host would likely send them flying off course. H...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Blizzard puts a smidge of 'Overwatch' in 'Heroes of the Storm'
Blizzard is working hard to overhaul its free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) Heroes of the Storm. The studio has announced some big changes are coming in the game's 2.0 update, in...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Watch Samsung's Galaxy S8 event in under nine minutes
After a 15-minute "you can still trust us" intro, endless inspired-by-your-dreams cliches and enough specs to benumb the most caffeinated tech blogger, Samsung actually unveiled two damn goo...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung's 'unbox your phone' event gave us a phone that's still a box
Before Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 to the world, it teased the audience with a device that would break the conventions of the traditional smartphone. The event's pre-roll animation showed an e...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Horror MMO 'The Secret World' returns and this time it's free
While horror MMO The Secret World never quite became the next World of Warcraft, its unique supernatural vibe made it a cult hit among MMO fans. The game's publisher, Funcom, plans to relaunch th...
02:55 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Blue Origin offers a look inside its tourist rocket's capsule
Blue Origin has given you plenty of glimpses of the outside of its tourism-oriented New Shepard rocket, but what about the inside -- you know, the place where you'll spend all of your time? You ...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Xbox One's faster, simpler interface is available to everyone
After no small amount of hype, the Xbox One's big spring software refresh is finally rolling out to everyone. The March update centers around a redesigned interface that's designed for speed...
01:59 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Does anyone actually want to use a phone as a desktop?
Samsung is entering an increasingly crowded club with its new Dex dock, which turns the Galaxy S8 into a pseudo-desktop replacement. It's an idea most recently pushed by Microsoft with Windows Co...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Paralyzed man first to move his arm by thinking about it
Helping paralyzed people move on their own has been a lot tougher than 1970s TV shows led us to believe it would be. For what they believe is the first time, researchers used tech to bypass a quadripl...
01:12 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy S8 vs. the competition: Big sibling battle
Samsung knows you like big phones. However, the Galaxy Note's gone MIA this year for understandable reasons, leaving the new Galaxy S8+ to step up with its 6.2-inch screen and curved edges. But t...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Google's official calendar app is finally ready for your iPad
Google Calendar for iOS can be exceptionally useful if you're tired of Apple's stock scheduler, but there has always been one inescapable catch: it's only designed for iPhones... or rat...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 UK pricing starts at 689
Samsung just unwrapped its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, along with some all-important prices and release dates. If you live in the UK, here's what you need to know: The phone comes in tw...
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy S8 vs. the competition: Both beauty and beast
Samsung's had a rough year, but it's hoping that its new flagship phones can turn things around. In fact, the company's wants you to see the Galaxy S8 as a new type of handset: bigger a...
12:24 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Self-assembling wires could lead to faster processors
There's a very real fear that processor speed upgrades will slow to a crawl as it becomes increasingly difficult to make denser chips. Don't tell that to a team of researchers at MIT and in ...
12:12 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget All the places you can buy the Galaxy S8 and S8
If you're looking to make sure you're among the first to own Samsung's swanky new Galaxy S8 but don't want to line up outside a store on April 21st, you're in luck. Major and ...
12:02 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 can sign into websites using your face
The Galaxy S8's face and fingerprint detection are about more than unlocking your phone: If Samsung has its way, you'll use them to sign into seemingly everything online. The company is expa...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Periscope livestreams now play inside Twitter Moments
Twitter Moments are supposed to capture the zeitgeist of cultural events, but that hasn't been entirely true when you haven't had access to as-it-happens live video. Thankfully, that's ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook opens up 360-degree livestreaming to everyone
One of the most useful things that Facebook has done with Oculus is (ironically) make it work on Samsung's GearVR and host 360 degree photos and videos that users can check out on the headset. Th...
11:59 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Bixby AI assistant can see as well as talk
With its latest Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, Samsung has also launched its very own AI assistant, Bixby. We know what you're thinking -- do I really need yet another helper bot like Google Assi...
11:58 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 arrives April 21st
Now that the Galaxy S8 is finally official, the next most important piece of news is when you can buy it and how much it will cost. The new handset will be available in five colors, and of these, only...
11:52 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Every Galaxy S8 comes with a pair of AKG earbuds
Samsung's newly announced Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will come with a pair of AKG earbuds, the company just revealed at its Unpacked event in New York City. Although Samsung didn't say much more ...
11:52 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Every Galaxy S8 comes with a pair of $99 AKG earbuds
Samsung's newly announced Galaxy S8 and S8+ will come with a pair of $99 AKG earbuds, the company revealed at its Unpacked event in New York City today. Although Samsung didn't say much beyo...
11:33 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Fujifilm's Instax Mini 9 is colorful and selfie friendly
Fujifilm's Instax Mini 9 might not be as chic as the brand's Michael Kors-designed model, but its color variants sure are pretty. The Flamingo Pink, Ice Blue and Lime Green versions of the i...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung's new Gear VR and controller arrive on April 21st for $129
While the VR war between the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is getting most of the hype, the competition in mobile VR is a far bigger deal for most consumers. After all, you only need a phone and a cheap he...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget The new Gear 360 camera streams live video, works with iPhones
Make no mistake: Samsung has been really busy lately. Beyond the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the company also built a new Gear 360 camera that's both cuter and more feature-rich than before. The new G...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy S8 can double as a pretend desktop
The road to the perfect phone-desktop hybrid is littered with the carcasses of ambitious failures -- just look at Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Motorola's Atrix. Still, that isn't stopping ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pack big changes into gorgeous bodies
Samsung officially revealed the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus here in New York, and it seems safe to say that we got what we expected. The lack of a home button; the new AI assistant; the near bezel-less,...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Samsung squeezed a smart home hub into a WiFi router
Samsung isn't content with simply unveiling the Galaxy S8 today. In addition to its latest flagship phone, the company is also showing off a new Gear 360 camera, a desktop dock and, interestingly...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy S8 and S8 pack big changes into gorgeous bodies
Samsung officially revealed the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ here in New York, and it seems safe to say that we got what we expected. The lack of a home button; the new AI assistant; the near bezel-less, cur...
10:39 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Watch Samsung's Galaxy S8 livestream right here at 11AM ET
It's that time of the year again: Samsung is holding an event to unveil its latest and (hopefully) greatest Galaxy S phone, and it wants you to tune in. Visit this post at 11AM and you can watch ...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Trump trades 'unsecure' Android device for shiny new iPhone
After a wealth of hacking concerns, the President has finally swapped his unsecured Android handset for a new iPhone. The White House director of social media -- Dan Scavino Jr. -- tweeted yesterday t...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Live from Samsung's Galaxy S8 event!
Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S8 is one of the worst-kept tech secrets in recent memory -- but we're still interested in what Samsung is going to unveil today all the same. The company pretty...
09:50 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Intel: Our next chips will be a 'generation ahead' of Samsung
Intel says that when its long-delayed 10-nanometer Cannon Lake chips finally arrive, they'll be a "full generation ahead" of rivals Samsung and TMSC, thanks to "hyper scaling"...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: SpaceX's rocket re-launch and a universal wireless charger
Today on In Case You Missed It: We take a look at SpaceX's plan to see if its rockets are really reusable. Tomorrow the company plans to send the first Falcon 9 rocket that successfully landed on...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's best Surface Book finally comes to the UK
Five months after its grand reveal, Microsoft's Surface Book with Performance Base is finally coming to the UK. Why it's taken so long to cross the pond isn't clear, but never mind -- i...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update lives up to its name
The Windows 10 Creators Update, which starts rolling out on April 11th, is more than just a mere operating system upgrade. Microsoft wants to make it clear that Windows isn't just a platform for ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out on April 11th
Windows 10 users won't have to wait much longer to get their hands on Paint 3D. Microsoft announced today that the upcoming Creators Update for the OS will be available starting on April 11th. As...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy S8 can stream music to two headphones at the same time
Samsung hasn't been able to catch a break recently. After suffering a brand-battering blow with the Note 7, it now looks like almost every feature of the S8 has been leaked ahead of today's ...
07:59 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Ultimate Ears' cheapest Boom speaker looks like a colorful barrel
When the design teams at Ultimate Ears got together to create the Boom and Roll, the end result was a set of vibrant bluetooth speakers that took cues from a can of Pringles and a flying saucer. It sh...
07:45 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget O2 becomes the last major carrier to enable WiFi and 4G calling
It took a while, but O2 has become the last of the four major UK carriers to launch WiFi and 4G calling on its network. The company confirmed today that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners can now make ...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget Garmin's Forerunner 935 smartwatch knows how hard you work out
Two months after updating its Fenix line of multisport fitness watches at CES, Garmin revealed its latest GPS-enabled timepiece, the Forerunner 935. However, unlike the Fenix family, which was designe...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, March 29th 2017
Welcome to mid-week. We've got sub-$1,000 4K TVs in decent sizes, the US government voted on whether ISPs can sell your browser history, and IKEA is getting into the smart lighting game. You migh...
05:17 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget HTC targets the classroom with 10-headset Vive bundle
The folks over at HTC Vive have been talking up the potential of VR in education since day one, and this year, they're hoping to make a bigger push into this space by focusing on multi-user scena...
03:49 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget 'Serial' team's seven-episode podcast is ready for binging
When the Serial team announced their new spinoff podcast called S-Town, they promised a murder investigation in rural Alabama. While that's what host Brian Reed went there to cover, somewhere alo...
01:14 am -04 - Wed, March 29, 2017
Engadget NASA made it easy for everyone to trawl its media archives
You won't have to go through dozens of mission websites anymore just to find space photos to print or to use as desktop or mobile wallpapers. NASA has launched a new library to host its best high...
11:41 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Samsung takes aim at movie projectors with a 34-foot 4K screen
The newest generation of Samsung's 4K televisions stretch its bright, vibrant QLED tech into bigger and bigger screens, topping out at the 88-inch Q9 the company introduced at CES in January. Cle...
10:11 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Google's Duo chat app expands beyond video calls
Google loves to put out messaging apps, and until now, Duo was the one for making video calls. That changes today, according to a tweet from Google exec Amit Fulay. Duo users can also use the app to m...
08:42 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget 'Planescape: Torment' remaster arrives on April 11th
For many veteran gamers, Planescape: Torment was a definitive role-playing title -- it combined an unusual setting with a deep story, memorable dialogue and gameplay mechanics that still hold up. If ...
07:54 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget 'Minecraft' Realms multiplayer finally heads to Apple TV
If you've been looking to play Minecraft with your other Apple TV-owning gamer buddies, it's time to get excited. The latest update to the Apple TV version of this hit game enables "Rea...
07:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Apple finally flips the switch on review responses
Along with the other slate of improvements that are in iOS 10.3, maybe one that'll make a real change (at least in terms of the App Store) in the ecosystem is the ability to converse with app dev...
06:23 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget US House votes to let ISPs sell your browser history
With a slim majority of 215 to 205, the US House of Representatives just passed a resolution rolling back FCC privacy regulations. Approved last year, the rules required that ISPs get your explicit pe...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Google's iOS app comes with its GIF-friendly keyboard on the side
It's no secret that Google is hoping to make its own lineup of search, navigation and email apps the go-to services for Apple users. The folks in Mountain View have even gone so far as to introdu...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Immigration chat bot can help you with the H1-B visa
When Visabot went live last November, the Facebook Messenger-based artificial intelligence attempted to simplify the US visa application process and help many people skip the fees associated with a vi...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Immigration chat bot can help you with the H-1B visa
When Visabot went live last November, the Facebook Messenger-based artificial intelligence attempted to simplify the US visa application process and help many people skip the fees associated with a vi...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget PGA will test shot distance trackers on three tours
Not surprisingly, the PGA has been hesitant to let golfers use distance trackers on the course. In theory, they take all the challenge out of picking the right club. The association isn't stuck i...
05:05 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget NBC will finally air all of the Olympics live, across time zones
Today NBC announced that for the 2018 Winter Olympics, it will finally back off of its hated policy of tape delaying significant portions of the games. In 2016, it streamed much of the competition liv...
04:47 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Robot Nathan Fillion is here to make you think 'Destiny 2' is charming
You'd think with its shooter MMO Destiny receiving its final content addition today, its creator Bungie would give it a moment gracefully riding into the sunset before championing its replacement...
04:25 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Scientists recreate the female menstrual cycle on a chip
Scientists don't understand as much as they'd like about the female reproductive system, both due to their historical exclusion from studies and the challenge in replicating the complexities...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Uber plans to ditch Denmark over new taxi laws
Uber likes to think of itself as an enabler of small business, a connector of independent contractors with people who need a ride. Unfortunately for the San Francisco-based company, many places around...
03:35 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Democrats demand the FCC tackle cybersecurity
Two Democrats in Congress are imploring FCC head Ajit Pai to address cybersecurity issues in the United States, arguing vulnerabilities in cellular networks infringe on citizens' liberties and po...
03:10 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Playing 'Splatoon 2' over LTE won't kill your data plan
When Nintendo first revealed its new game console back in October, it chose to end the device's teaser trailer with a shot of a packed arena cheering an esports team. Its game of choice was Splat...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Trump rolls back Obama-era climate change policies
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that rolls back policies designed to combat climate change implemented by former President Barack Obama. The order is a broad stroke, touching ever...
02:33 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Uber is just as white and male as every other tech company
Uber is aware that its culture needs to change, and that means understanding what its culture is. To that end, the ridesharing giant has posted its first-ever diversity report... and it's clear ...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Waze's 'Order Ahead' is a quicker way to grab food on the go
Waze is a valuable travel buddy because of the many ways it can assist you on the road. The navigation app helps drivers avoid traffic, it integrates with Spotify, and it has a growing ride-sharing pl...
01:28 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget 'Rain World' is a strange, ever-evolving take on survival games
In many survival-themed games, the ecosystem doesn't change much. Predators are always out to kill you, while prey just wants to mind its own business. However, you'll have to be much more...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget V-Moda's Crossfade 2 wireless headphones sound better, last longer
Nearly two years after V-Moda introduced a wireless version of its popular Crossfade headphones, the company's back with a set that promises to be much better all around. Looks-wise, the new Cros...
12:32 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Scientists turn human kidney cells into tiny biocomputers
A team of scientists from Boston University have found a way to hack into mammalian cells -- human cells, even -- and make them follow logical instructions like computers can. While they're not t...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Google conquers more of your smart home with Logitech and Wink
A number of connected home devices already work with Google's smart speaker and today a few more are being added to the fold. Logitech's Harmony line and Wink's lighting gear and thermo...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Control your August Smart Lock by yelling at Google Assistant
In the quest to smart-up your analog home, interactive door locks present a distinct conundrum: If things go screwy, you might not be able to get into your home. August Home's Smart Lock lets you...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon takes on supermarkets with drive-through grocery pickup
Over the last couple of decades, Amazon has slowly conquered the online retail space. The Seattle-based e-commerce company has made it possible to purchase any thing from books to live ladybugs within...
11:22 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's DSi Shop is somehow still open, but not for much longer
Nintendo's DSi portable console, the precursor to the 3DS, was released way back in early 2009. Amazingly enough, the DSi's online shop is still up and running, even though Nintendo stopped ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget The Roadie 2 gives you no excuse for an out-of-tune guitar
I have what has been described as a "really crappy guitar." It's not even mine. It belongs to my friend who, before handing it to me, said, "yeah, I let my kid hit this thing with ...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Watch this Periscope video after a short message from #brands
Video ads are nothing new on Twitter. The company has announced a number of ways for brands to get their message out through promoted tweets, pre-roll messages and even ads in Moments. Now Twitter is ...
10:27 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Tinder on the desktop: Looking for love in another wrong place
Tinder has arrived to the desktop with Tinder Online, finally helping you find love (or sex) on the web without a smartphone or tablet. The dating site describes the web app as "your English prof...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget 'Yooka-Laylee' is at the heart of a 3D platformer revival
A few years ago, the 3D platformer was in a bad place. Mario was still around, but the genre had little support elsewhere. Colorful games like Crash Bandicoot, Pyschonauts and Jak and Daxter had vanis...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Google and Symantec go to war over our internet security
Google and Symantec are engaged in a war about each other's security practices, with all of us caught in the crossfire. As TechCrunch reports, Google believes that Symantec has been improperly is...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Uber is building its own EV charging network in London
Uber's fleet of electric vehicles in London is set to rise in the coming weeks after the company announced an expansion of its partnership with Nissan. The two companies have committed to deliver...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Comcast could chase cord-cutters with 'Xfinity Instant TV'
For years we've seen Comcast preparing to distribute video like an internet service instead of traditional cable methods, and now there's word it will roll the project out widely. While rece...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Adidas' All Day app aims to help you stay fit and eat healthy
Earlier this month, at SXSW, Adidas teased it was working on new, "open" digital fitness products. And today we're getting a clearer picture of its strategy, thanks to the introduction ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Razer's 2017 Blade Pro boasts a new CPU and THX certifications
If you've been eyeing one of Razer's "professional gaming laptops" since December, you're going to want to wait just a little bit longer. That's because the company annou...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Netgear releases two (slightly) cheaper Orbi models
Mesh WiFi networks, which use a handful of base stations to eliminate black spots in your home, are great but for one thing: the price. After all, dropping the better part of $500 on a router set is p...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Netgear releases two (slightly) cheaper Orbi routers
Mesh WiFi networks, which use a handful of base stations to eliminate black spots in your home, are great but for one thing: the price. After all, dropping the better part of $500 on a router set is p...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Square's payment service arrives in the UK
When Jack Dorsey isn't preoccupied with his CEO role at Twitter, he's also busy running the other company he founded, Square. It's all about money, and is primarily known for little dev...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds nearly everything Snapchat does to its main app
Facebook's quest to mimic Snapchat is undeniable at this point. In just the last few months, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger have all integrated some form of Stories -- a disappearing slideshow...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Vizio's latest 4K TVs are dirt cheap
Vizio continues to push TV prices down to the point where it would be crazy not to go 4K on your next TV. With its latest D-Series, a 65-inch 4K (Ultra HD) model costs $900, while the 55-inch Ultra HD...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Urbanears built AirPlay and Chromecast into its WiFi speakers
The last time we covered Urbanears, the company was hawking headphones with quilted padding. Now, some six years later it's getting into the crowded wireless speaker game. Long story short, the C...
07:07 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget There are over 770,000 registered drone owners in the US
Over 770,000 drone owners have registered to fly in the US since the FAA made it mandatory in December 2015, Administrator Michael Huerta told drone group AUVSI yesterday. As Recode notes, that's...
06:10 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon's new Prime perk gets you the best seats in the house
With the weather beginning to brighten up, Amazon's introducing a new perk for Prime members that aims to get you to down your Kindle, drag yourself off your comfy sofa and venture out to see som...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, March 28th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Tuesday, and we're letting an AI influence our tweets, see cell division that looks like the intro to an X-Men movie, and hear about Andy Rubin...
05:05 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon is buying the 'Amazon of the Middle East'
Amazon wants to be a one-stop shop for the entire world, but has struggled to get a foothold in the Middle East. After months of deliberations, the company has finally purchased Souq.com, the "Am...
04:36 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget Google Home and WiFi launch in the UK on April 6th
Google's Home speaker is coming to the UK on April 6th, the company said today. Hosting an event in a makeshift London home, the search giant unveiled its hardware plans for Europe, confirming th...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget IKEA launches its own low-cost smart lighting range
For many people, their first foray into the world of home automation begins with lighting. There's a good reason for this: smart bulbs easily fit into existing furnishings and can be operated usi...
02:17 am -04 - Tue, March 28, 2017
Engadget NASA prepares the ISS for its second space taxi dock
NASA has begun preparing the ISS' second space taxi dock for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon. Flight controllers at NASA Johnson Space Center have taken control of t...
11:14 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget SpaceX prepares to reuse the first rocket it landed on a barge
We might be days away from witnessing SpaceX make history. The private space corporation has conducted a static test fire (yet again) of the first rocket it landed on an ocean platform. SpaceX wants t...
09:48 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Planet Earth II,' 'Review,' 'Legion' and 'Walking Dead' finale
This week it's time to pick up some new demo material for your Ultra HD television, since Planet Earth II is available in 4K and HDR. Other than that it's a big week for finales, with Legion...
08:18 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget The Apple TV Remote app is finally optimized for iPads
No, we still don't have an iPad version of the Instagram app, but another longtime holdout has gotten some big(ger) screen love. Apple has finally given its Apple TV Remote app a refresh tailored...
07:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Gigantic drones may be the key to low-cost air shipping
Wonder why some companies still ship products on boats instead of speedy aircraft? It's because air freight is much more expensive -- the costs of the crew and fuel quickly add up. Natilus, howev...
06:44 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Dell's 8K monitor is available for $5,000
Dell introduced its 31.5-inch 8K monitor at CES, which the company claims is the world's first consumer screen to meet such a ridiculous resolution. While it took a backseat to the artist-aimed C...
05:53 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Scientists turn spinach into a farm for human heart cells
In the future, you might not have to resort to exotic materials to create heart cells -- you could just raid your grocery store's produce section. Scientists have invented a process that turns sp...
05:22 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk's Neuralink will plug AI into your brain
Somewhere between rolling out new Teslas, launching re-usable rockets and digging a tunnel under Los Angeles, Elon Musk managed to start yet another new company. According to a Wall Street Journal rep...
04:56 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Verizon plans to test 4K TV for its FiOS customers
Verizon has been relatively late to 4K TV (its competitors hopped aboard a while back), but it's at least making up for lost time. The carrier and its partner SES have confirmed that they'll...
04:29 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Sarah Silverman is hosting a weekly talk show on Hulu
The success of new shows like John Oliver's Last Week Tonight on HBO, Chelsea Handler's Chelsea on Netflix and Samantha Bee's Full Frontal on TBS show there's a pretty big market f...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Apple knows you keep losing your AirPods
If you're an AirPod owner, you've probably felt a twinge of panic or two over the thought of losing one on your daily commute. Luckily, Apple now has a solution. As part of the company'...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Air pollution makes surprisingly good art supplies
Plumes of diesel exhaust contain a mixture of things both nasty and harmless. A lot of it, however, is carbon. Carbon can be useful and (as you might recall from school) is often jet black in color. S...
03:03 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Intel's extra-fast 3D storage comes to your desktop PC
It didn't take long for Intel's 3D Optane storage to reach a product you can realistically buy. The chip maker has introduced Optane modules designed to boost the performance of your desktop...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget FBI's facial recognition database is dangerously inaccurate
Despite law enforcement's attempt to conceal its existence, it's no secret that half of Americans over the age of 18 -- 117 million people in total -- are part of a massive facial recognitio...
02:18 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon's store of the future has bugs to work out
Amazon was planning on a public launch of its cashier-less Go convenience store at the end of March according to The Wall Street Journal, but the retailer has hit a few speed bumps. The test location ...
02:01 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon taps 'Moonlight' director for 'The Underground Railroad' show
In the arms race for filmmaking talent and marquee shows, Amazon just scored a big win for its streaming originals. Oscar winning writer and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has signed on with Amazon ...
01:39 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Android creator Andy Rubin teases his new smartphone
The creator of Android, Andy Rubin, is building a new smartphone -- and today, he shared the first image of his mysterious hardware. It's just a tease, revealing only the corner of the phone, whe...
01:26 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook will remind you to vote in local elections
Facebook isn't limiting its get-out-the-vote initiatives to federal elections. The social network is now offering reminders to vote in local US elections, whether they're at the county, muni...
01:05 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger can share your location in real time
Plenty of messenger and map apps let you share your location with friends. iOS has its "Find My Friends" app and you can share your location through iMessage, while Hangouts similarly lets y...
12:44 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Spotify's latest acquisition could bring better recommendations
Spotify's recommendations still leave some room for improvement -- and that's bad for both you and the company's bottom line, since you're not likely to play an irrelevant song or ...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget PS4 Pro plays your 4K video files
So far, watching 4K video on a PS4 Pro has meant streaming from the likes of Netflix and YouTube. But what about all the 4K footage you shot on your phone? You should be covered after today. Sony is r...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget An AI taught me how to be a better tweeter
My name is Daniel Cooper, and I tweet... a lot.Twitter is an extension of my subconscious, a pressure valve that lets half-baked thoughts escape my mind. In the last seven years, I've tweeted 73,...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget An AI taught me to be a better tweeter
My name is Daniel Cooper, and I tweet ... a lot.Twitter is an extension of my subconscious, a pressure valve that lets half-baked thoughts escape my mind. In the last seven years, I've tweeted 73...
11:39 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Samsung will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s... somewhere
Last month, a report claiming that Samsung would refurbish and sell the many Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were returned following a global recall. In case you forgot, the Galaxy Note 7 had a battery...
11:18 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Talk to Cortana even when your Android phone is locked
Windows Phone is basically dead, but that hasn't kept Microsoft's excellent voice assistant Cortana from finding a home on mobile. Cortana has been available on iOS and Android for a while n...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget 'Wilson's Heart': Inside Oculus' new psychological thriller
You come to as thunder crashes overhead. Streaks of lightning illuminate the room through gaping holes in the building's blown-out facade as you begin to take in your surroundings. But before you...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Uber resumes self-driving car tests following crash
Uber's freeze on self-driving car tests following the Arizona crash was very short-lived. The ridesharing firm tells Engadget that it's "resuming our development operations" in San...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Uber resumes self-driving car tests following crash (updated)
Uber's freeze on self-driving car tests following the Arizona crash was very short-lived. The ridesharing firm tells Engadget that it's "resuming our development operations" in San...
09:55 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget The best Galaxy S6 and S7 trade-in deals
Whether you're itching to get your hands on the Galaxy S8 or you want to upgrade to another phone, you might be thinking about trading in your older Galaxy S7 and S6 phones.To help you make that ...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget iPad bomb threat led to recent device ban on flights
When the US and UK banned people from carrying large devices aboard flights originating in the Middle East and northern Africa, they only made vague claims about this being in response to threat repor...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget MakeVR turns the HTC Vive into a virtual design tool
Consumers are giving the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive a tepid reception, but organizations like NASA and BMW think the VR headsets are great for things like training and design. HTC is today launching Mak...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Fitbit's new sleep-tracking feature works well (most of the time)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that getting enough quality sleep is important for your well-being, The growth in the number of devices offering sleep-tracking features in recent years shows th...
07:32 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget This time-lapse cell division film is not CGI
You might have paid more attention to cell division in biology class had you seen this timelapse video from filmmaker Francis Chee (below). It shows the cell division of an egg from Rana temporaria (t...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, March 27th 2017
Hey, good morning!Hello from Monday morning. Over the weekend, we welcome the return of a 1998 gaming classic, toured the fanciest toilet showroom you'll ever see, and reported on a self-driving ...
05:01 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Supersonic land speed record attempt is delayed again
As 2016 drew to a close, it appeared that the British-based Bloodhound team had everything they needed to finally break the world land speed record. Flush with funds following its biggest ever investm...
04:48 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget BT fined 42 million for fudging late broadband payments
Ofcom's crackdown of BT and Openreach continues. The UK regulator has dealt the pair a &pound;42 million fine for late broadband installations fitted on behalf of rival internet service provi...
03:41 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget NASA trains astronauts with zero-G virtual reality
To train ISS astronauts, NASA uses physical mockups, zero-G "vomit comet" airplane rides, neutral buoyancy (underwater) and other pricey and complex schemes. However, virtual reality has bec...
01:11 am -04 - Mon, March 27, 2017
Engadget Mass-produced artificial blood is now a real possibility
Doctors dream of having artificial blood always on hand, but the reality has usually been very different. While you can produce red blood cells in a lab, the current technique (which prods stem cells...
10:56 pm -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget You can share the taste of lemonade through the internet
Ever see a friend post a photo of a drink online and wonder whether it's really as delicious as it looks? You might not have to pay a visit to find out: researchers have found a way to send the b...
09:25 pm -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget Scientists find a low-cost way to build genomes from scratch
To put it mildly, sequencing and building a genome from scratch isn't cheap. It's sometimes affordable for human genomes, but it's often prohibitively expensive (hundreds of thousands o...
07:57 pm -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget 'NBA Jam' creator talks about Midway's little-known history
If you hung around arcades in the 1990s, you were likely extremely familiar with Midway sports games like NBA Jam and NFL Blitz. Apparently, though, even these classics have a few secrets left. Former...
06:28 pm -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget Amazon considers opening augmented reality furniture stores
Amazon's retail plans could extend well beyond books and groceries. New York Times sources hear that the internet giant is "exploring" the possibility of appliance and furniture stores...
04:59 pm -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget NASA picks 10 smallsat missions to explore the Solar System
Some missions don't require big spacecraft to accomplish. Take for example, these 10 projects under NASA's Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) program. The agency picked 10...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget Lyft's round-up program donates part of your fare to charity
Lyft has been positioning itself as the anti-Uber in light of its rival's mounting controversies, and it's determined to underscore that point. The ridesharing service has introduced a Round...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget Lyft's 'Round-Up' program donates part of your fare to charity
Lyft has been positioning itself as the anti-Uber in light of its rival's mounting controversies, and it's determined to underscore that point. The ridesharing service has introduced a Round...
01:56 pm -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget 'StarCraft: Remastered' upgrades a real-time strategy classic
Blizzard is legendary for keeping old games alive, but it's going the extra mile this time around. The studio has unveiled StarCraft: Remastered, an overhaul that drags the 1998 real-time strate...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget The best hair dryer
By Shannon PalusThis 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, ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget After Math: Money, monie, mon
It's been a stellar week for sales. Under Armor has a new 3D printed sneaker coming out, Adidas will knit you a sweater in 4 hours or less and Twitter is could soon be hawking premium Tweetdeck a...
06:35 am -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget DirecTV plans to air 25 MLB games in 4K
If you're looking for more 4K sports to justify your shiny new TV, you may be in luck. DirecTV is gearing up for its second season of broadcasting MLB games in 4K, and this year you'll have...
01:28 am -04 - Sun, March 26, 2017
Engadget 'Black box' technique may lead to more powerful AI
It's not easy to train a neural network. Even if they're not difficult to implement, it can take hours to get them ready no matter how much computing power you can use. OpenAI researchers ma...
11:02 pm -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget Germany wants to regulate a 24-hour livestream as a broadcaster
You might want to think twice about running a non-stop livestream just because you can -- at least in Germany, regulators will want to have a word with you. They've told the 24-hour let's pl...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget Nokia's new Android phones will make their way Stateside
Nokia's 3310 stole the show at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, but it wasn't the only device the brand announced at the event. It also debuted a trio of Android phones called the No...
08:01 pm -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget China says Apple isn't cloning a local phone maker
Did it seem ridiculous to you that Beijing officials ordered a ban on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus over a dubious design patent claim? You're not the only one. A court has reversed the ban (which w...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget California's new car emission standards defy the White House
The Trump administration may be rethinking car efficiency regulations, but that isn't stopping California from putting its foot down. The state's Air Resources Board has finalized car emissi...
04:59 pm -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget 3D-printed cartilage cell implants thrive in baby mice
Somewhere in Sweden, a few lab mice have human cartilage cells living and growing within their bodies. A team of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy used a CELLI...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget Uber pauses its self-driving efforts following Arizona crash
Uber isn't taking any chances in the wake of its self-driving car accident in Tempe, Arizona. The company has suspended both its Arizona testing and its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania operations while ...
01:57 pm -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget AMC's streaming service would still need a cable subscription
Just because a TV channel wants to offer an online video service doesn't mean it's forward thinking. Case in point: AMC. Reuters sources claim that the network is prepping a paid streaming...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Radiohead's 'OK Computer' predicted the future
The Radiohead Prophesies:How 'OK Computer'Predicted the FutureStuart Berman,PitchforkPitchfork is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Radiohead's OK Computer this week, including a pret...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget Toto hopes to woo Americans with high-tech toilet showroom
Japanese toilets have long been a mainstay in Asian households, but the concept is still something of a curiosity in much of the Western world. Toto, Japan's biggest toilet maker, has attempted t...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget Toto hopes to woo you with its high-tech toilet showroom
Japanese toilets have long been a mainstay in Asian households, but the concept is still something of a curiosity in much of the Western world. Toto, Japan's biggest toilet maker, has attempted t...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorThere's something about the internet that turns grown-ass adults into sniveling, name-calling adolescents. We make dick jokes, start flame wars and lol so hard when others f...
06:34 am -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget Digital downloads killed 150 GameStop stores
It's game over for at least 150 GameStop stores. The retailer has announced that it's shutting down 2 to 3 percent of 7,500 shops across the globe after sales and earning plummeted last year...
02:21 am -04 - Sat, March 25, 2017
Engadget Uber CEO linked to escort bar visit that resulted in an HR complaint
In case you were counting, it has been more than a month since Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced an investigation into claims of sexual harassment and discrimination within his company. Tonight The I...
10:40 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Movado's Android Wear device looks like its regular watches
Movado has revealed its first Android Wear watch at Baselworld 2017, a few weeks after it announced its first solo foray into smartwatches. The American watchmaker calls its creation Movado Connect, a...
09:57 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Amazon will collect state sales taxes nationwide April 1st
While Amazon has resisted collecting state sales taxes, over the last few years it has bent, state by state. Now CNBC reports that as of April 1st, it will collect sales taxes in every state that impo...
07:36 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Tesla Model 3 'release candidate' drives off the lot
As Tesla continues its march towards producing a mass-market electric vehicle, CEO Elon Musk gave us a brief glimpse at the latest prototype. This Vine-length clip showed the first drive of a "re...
05:33 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Netflix thinks people still like Adam Sandler movies
Adam Sandler's recent output has been... well, it's probably best not to talk about it. Regardless of how you feel about his work, Netflix and its viewers seem to be fans and as such the str...
04:55 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Google app test makes editing photos more social
Right on the heels of killing off Google Talk, the company has admitted it's working on a new app for group photo editing and sharing. While Google already has the chat app Allo and video calling...
04:25 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Tesla starts taking solar roof orders next month
Compared to successfully launching a private rocketry business and an electric vehicle brand, Elon Musk's quest to line your roof with solar cells is a less flashy endeavor. He pitched it last Au...
03:56 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Facebook tests GIFs in comments like it's 1995
It's time for Facebook to fully embrace the animated GIF. The social network is about to start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments and your feed will never be the same....
03:28 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Google kills Talk so Hangouts may live
Google has a frankly absurd ecosystem of chat, messaging and texting apps. In theory, the company would like enterprise users to get on board with Hangouts while directing people to Allo for their day...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget How to adult at security
You're a grown-ass adult -- so stop using the same password for everything. Seriously, your cat's name followed by your birthday isn't fooling anybody. Don't be that guy (of any ge...
02:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Treasury secretary doesn't see AI as a threat to jobs
Anyone who's been paying attention to the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence over the last decade likely will admit that those technologies are going to effect the economy in wa...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget We're playing 'Splatoon 2's Global Testfire and you should too
You won't be able to buy the follow up to Nintendo's hit Wii U competitive shooter until Summer, but if you have a Switch you play the game today. Over the course of the next three days, Nin...
01:50 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget HTC U Ultra review: Bad decisions in a beautiful body
I was almost giddy when I reviewed the HTC 10 last year. After years of casting about for the right approach, the company built a phone that seemed like a clear step in the right direction. Fast forwa...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget 48 new emojis are coming to your phone this summer
Near the end of last year, we got word that new emojis were on the way. With that announcement came a list of 51 proposed emojis that would come with the upcoming release of Unicode 10.0. That lineup ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Logitech's CEO says you can innovate and be humble
Logitech is a rare technology company. It's been around for 35 years, all the while finding different ways to thrive as an independent accessory maker. But despite being a well-known brand, it�...
12:42 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Tool may finally let you stream its brooding art metal
A number of artists who were initially opposed to streaming services wind up with their music available there for one reason or another. The music of both The Beatles and Prince is now available for s...
12:19 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Comcast is considering a nationwide streaming TV service
Comcast is laying the groundwork for a streaming TV service similar to DirecTV Now in markets it currently doesn't serve, including New York and LA, according to Bloomberg. It reportedly obtained...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget The best external desktop hard drive
By Justin KrajeskiThis 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 pi...
11:47 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Xbox One launch title 'Ryse' is free to play next month
April is fast approaching, which means another handful of games will be free to play on Xbox One through the Games with Gold program. During the course of next month, four titles -- two for Xbox One a...
11:24 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget MIT creates 3D-printed robot inspired by the goldbug beetle
Someday, robots, planes, cars and other machines might have sensors all over their bodies, turning them into a huge touchscreen that recognizes your input. For that to happen, though, scientists have ...
10:57 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile fights phone scams with new tools for customers
This week, the FCC revealed its plan to battle robocalls. Part of that initiative includes allowing phone companies to target and block calls from fake or suspect phone numbers. Those rules are still ...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 33: Losing My Edge
Managing editor Dana Wollman and host Terrence O'Brien are joined by a new face on this week's episode: social media manager Evan Rodgers. They'll talk about Engadget's Adult Week ...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Airspace rights still unclear after drone lawsuit dismissed
Where exactly you're entitled to fly your drone in the US without fear of it being blasted out of the sky continues to be a legal gray area, after a judge dismissed another case brought against s...
09:26 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget YouTube automates sound effect captions with AI
YouTube has used algorithms to automatically caption speech for eight years now in an effort to make its billions of videos more accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing. While the feature was pret...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget SoundCloud borrows $70 million to keep going
When a startup is in the ascendancy, there's a near-endless line of investors ready to back it in the hope of future returns. When that road to success gets riskier, the investors dry up and the ...
08:10 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Experimental music video changes every time you play it
Artists and scientists say breakthroughs are often "lucky accidents," but one band is basing an entire music video on that premise. The song Midnight Oil from UK-based Shaking Chains uses al...
07:06 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Google might kill Hangouts' text messaging feature
Google might soon begin implementing some big changes to Hangouts, now that the service's purpose has been redefined. According to an email reportedly sent to GSuite admins, you'll stop bein...
07:06 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Google might kill Hangouts' text messaging feature (update: confirmed)
Google might soon begin implementing some big changes to Hangouts, now that the service's purpose has been redefined. According to an email reportedly sent to GSuite admins, you'll stop bein...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, March 24th 2017
Hey, good morning! It's Friday!We made it. This Friday, hackers are threatening Apple, read about experiences of online dating when as a woman in her 40s, the good and the bad in Mass Effect: And...
05:55 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Ofcom proposes free cash for lengthy broadband outages
Under new proposals by Ofcom, Brits could soon receive automatic compensation for slow broadband repairs and missed engineer appointments. The measures are part of a larger crackdown on the UK's ...
03:20 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Under Armour's latest $300 3D-printed sneaker arrives March 30th
Last year Under Armour debuted a limited run (96 pairs) of Architech shoes with a 3D-printed midsole, and now it's continuing the line with the Futurist. Once again, that 3D printing is used to c...
01:00 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Razer's 'paid to play' program bribes gamers to use its Cortex software
Lingering in the mind of every gamer is a silly, whimsical idea that very few manage to make a reality. "Gee," we think to ourselves. "It sure would be neat if I could get someone to pa...
01:00 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Moto G5 Plus is now available in an Amazon-subsidized flavor
Amazon may have given up on the Fire phone, but the company's line of low-cost "Prime Exclusive" ad-subsidized smartphones is getting a refresh today. The program launched last year wit...
12:49 am -04 - Fri, March 24, 2017
Engadget Twitter considers offering a Tweetdeck subscription service
Twitter has always been free to use and will likely remain free. But the company is now considering offering its first paid subscription service through Tweetdeck. The social network has recently sent...
10:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Elgato's control pad is a livestreaming sidekick
The rise of livestreaming has opened the floodgates of casual broadcasting, turning many computer desks into makeshift studios. Peripherals have started catering to this market, like 360-degree camera...
09:46 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Hackers try to extort Apple by threatening to wipe iPhones
Someone claiming to be a group of hackers called themselves the "Turkish Crime Family" has apparently been trying to extort money from Apple. As Motherboard reported a few days ago, the grou...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Facial recognition will help doctors detect rare genetic disease
A group of scientists have used facial recognition for something other than verifying identity or catching crooks on the run. The team from the National Human Genome Research Institute have developed ...
07:14 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget 'The Handmaid's Tale' trailer takes us to a bleak post-America future
Hulu has been teasing its adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale for months now, giving us a peak into a dystopian future Margaret Atwood first imagined in 1985. While those previews definitely gave u...
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Hubble telescope finds black hole shot out of a distant galaxy
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have observed a supermassive black hole with a mass one million times that of our Sun hurtling away from its parent galaxy. It's the first con...
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Hubble telescope spots 'runaway' black hole
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have observed a supermassive black hole with a mass one million times that of our Sun hurtling away from its parent galaxy. It's the first con...
05:58 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds more familiar features to Messenger chats
Facebook has a habit of copping features from other apps and dropping them into Messenger, so the addition of message reactions and @-mentions in the social network's marquee messaging app was pr...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro drops to $2,070
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...
04:53 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung finally has an LTE model of the Gear S3 Classic
If you're in the market for a new wearable with a retro look, Samsung today announced that its Gear S3 Classic smartwatch is getting 4G LTE connectivity. The original Classic lacked this feature,...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Bloody, meatless Impossible Burger will soon be easier to find
The so-called Impossible Burger debuted last year, but it's still pretty difficult to get you hands on one. Although it looks, smells and even bleeds like the real thing, the burger's patty ...
03:53 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Jaguar follows Chevy with unlimited LTE for your car
In-car WiFi is only worth having if you've got enough mobile data to make use of it. Following Chevy's lead, Jaguar Land Rover will offer a pre-paid, unlimited AT&amp;T data plan for $20...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget German researchers built a molecule-splitting artificial sun
Scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are testing a novel way to generate hydrogen, a potential green energy source, by using a massive array of lights normally found in movie theaters....
03:10 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Google and Howard University partner for more diversity in tech
Diversity (or the lack thereof) at Silicon Valley companies like Google has been a hot topic in the tech industry of late -- just about every major tech company out there now is publishing diversity n...
02:50 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Apple explores using an iPhone or iPad to power a laptop
The notion of using a phone to power a computer isn't new -- we've seen companies like HP and Motorola try, and ultimately fail, to make it a reality for years. But that's not stopping ...
02:28 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Google improves Photos and Duo for lousy connections
Google's been pretty busy this week. It added a location-sharing feature to the Maps app, started allowing sports teams and artists to post directly to its search results, teased us with a previe...
02:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Senate agrees to let carriers use your data however they want
The US Senate on Thursday voted in a resolution that will effectively eliminate the consumer privacy rules that the Federal Communications Commission enacted back in October. These rules had required ...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget WikiLeaks: CIA has all sorts of tools for hacking your Mac
One of Apple's big talking points is that Macs don't get viruses and that they're relatively safe when compared to Windows PCs. Well, WikiLeaks would like you to reconsider that notion ...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget WikiLeaks: CIA has all sorts of tools for hacking your 2008-era Mac (updated)
One of Apple's big talking points is that Macs don't get viruses and that they're relatively safe when compared to Windows PCs. Well, WikiLeaks would like you to reconsider that notion ...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget What we love and hate about 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'
A veteran Mass Effect player and a complete novice walk into a bar.This isn't the beginning of a terrible joke: Instead, it's the premise of a conversation between Engadget associate editor ...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Instagram will start blurring 'sensitive' photos in your feed
In recent months, Instagram has taken some long-overdue steps to reduce abuse on its platform and generally make the experience better and safer for all users. Today, the company has announced another...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget The panic and pleasure of online dating as a woman in her 40s
Dating in my twenties and thirties made me feel like Odysseus, trying to choose between dashing myself on the ego-bruising rocks of casual romps or a slow death from unrequited lust for garbage humans...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Spotify's latest music documentary chronicles Green Day's rise
Spotify's Landmark music documentary series debuted back in August with four episodes on the early days of Metallic. Today, another installment is premiering on the streaming service and this tim...
12:20 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget US ordered social media checks for some Visa applicants
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ordered "mandatory social media checks" on all visa applicants who visited ISIS-controlled regions, according to memos seen by Reuters. That could explain...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Coffee Meets Bagel dating app is trying to end ghosting
"Coffee Meets Bagel," a dating app that promises high-quality matches, has launched a rather pricey premium tier. The company's cofounder told VentureBeat that they had a lofty goal in ...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Artificial skin with solar cells could power prosthetics
Researchers at Glasgow University have successfully developed a new type of artificial skin that is more sensitive than our own. Made of just a single atomic layer of graphene, the new soft feeling ep...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Alaska Airlines: Goodbye 'Virgin America,' hello comfier flights
Virgin America has been the airline of choice for many travelers due to its on-board amenities, including comfy seating, mood lighting, Netflix and Spotify. However, the name won't be around much...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Researchers make super-cheap smartphone sperm test
Harvard researchers have developed a new device that helps men easily measure their fertility at home with their smartphone. While similar test kits exist, what sets this prototype apart is its afford...
10:40 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' is expected to arrive this September
Destiny had a rocky start, but the first-person space shooter eventually ended up living up to the promise it showed back when it was announced. Time flies, though, and the original game is nearly thr...
10:20 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget NASA AI auto-captured the changes in famous Ethiopian volcano
Artificial intelligence can help satellites and other spacecraft observe interesting phenomena before humans even spot them. Case in point: NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft started capt...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget What the internet taught me about dressing like an adult
Last December, I bought a pair of jeans from Uniqlo. That was the only time I purchased clothing from a brick-and-mortar store in all of 2016. For the past few years now, I've done most of my clo...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Misfit's Vapor will run Android Wear instead of its own OS
Android Wear smartwatches are saddled with the problem that the tech companies making them suck at fashion design. So it's good news that one of the better-looking smartwatches out there, the Mis...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Watching plants grow and playing 'Mario Kart' with an actual car
Today on In Case You Missed It: The thought of watching a plant grow seems, well boring. But researchers from the Institute of Science and Technology in Austria used lasers, fluorescent lights and a m...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump livestream moves to the UK for 'safety'
Since its launch in January, Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump art piece has been mired in controversy. In its short life, "He Will Not Divide Us" has been shut down by New York's Museum o...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Corsair's first gaming desktop isn't for tinkerers
It's been almost two months since PC parts maker Corsair teased its first finished computer, giving us nothing but a name and a picture of the front and sides of the system. Now, the company is f...
08:36 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Complete your steampunk cosplay with a Samsung pocket watch
As the world's biggest watch show continues to pump out smartwatch variants from nearly everyone, at Baselworld, established player Samsung apparently wanted to pay lip-service to the horological...
08:10 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget UK police often misuse sensitive data for personal reasons
It's no wonder people are so fervently concerned with privacy when little by little, it seems harder to maintain. You could now be denied entry into the US if you refuse to unlock your phone and ...
08:06 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Vudu's mobile app rips digital copies of your Blu-rays
Walmart's Vudu streaming arm has unveiled the "first mobile offering" to convert nearly 8,000 movies on DVD and Blu-ray to digital HD files, it says. It's an expansion of the compa...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget AT&T, Verizon join companies pulling ads from Google and YouTube
YouTube video creators are fighting against the video service's filter screening out LGBTQ+ voices, while on the other end, advertisers are worried about a different type of content. In a movemen...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, March 23rd 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome to your Thursday morning. Now relax: we tap technology for ways to relax and decompress, get excited by Netflix's next big budget project, and learn how Google is trying...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Fossil will give you 300 new smartwatch options in 2017
Fossil swore that it would introduce smartwatches across all its brands, and it's definitely making good on that promise... although the result is a tad overwhelming. The company has announced th...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Wells Fargo activates cardless withdrawals for all its ATMs
Wells Fargo's pilot trial for cardless withdrawals must have gone well, because the bank is rolling out the feature to all of its 13,000 ATMs across the country. The company debuted the feature i...
02:03 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Sensor-laden fake fruit ensures you get fresh produce
It's challenging for shippers to check the quality of fruit on its way to your grocery store. Most sensors won't reflect the conditions inside the boxes, and plucking a sample isn't go...
12:28 am -04 - Thu, March 23, 2017
Engadget Medium's subscription offers all-you-can-read stories for $5
We knew that subscriptions were coming to the popular blogging platform, Medium. But, we didn't know the full details of what'd be included or the price. For $5 a month you'll get acces...
11:03 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Apple acquisition hints at deep automation in iOS
You've had a number of built-in options to automate tasks on the Mac over the years, such as AppleScript and Automator, but you've had to turn to third-party apps like IFTTT to do similar th...
09:24 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Nintendo cites 'manufacturing variation' for Joy-Con issues
Since the Switch started to show up in gamer's homes, some have been complaining about issues with its wireless Joy-Cons. Problems with losing connection, particularly on the left one, have plagu...
08:41 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Google lets sports teams and artists post on its search pages
Remember how Google let American political candidates post content directly to search results last year? You're about to see a lot more of that. As of now, web searchers in the US and Brazil will...
07:39 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Three years later, 'Diablo III' Seasons mode heads to consoles
It might be time to rekindle your love for the loot-fest of Diablo III. A big new patch with a ton of tweaks for the hack and slash dungeon crawler will land on March 31st. The update finally brings t...
06:41 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' lands on Android a day early
Nintendo notoriously resisted making any of its games available on mobile platforms, a significant move for a company that's been making handheld titles for almost three decades. Then, with almos...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Browse Airbnb's vacation add-ons from your desktop
When Airbnb launched "Experiences" and "Immersions" last year, the company made it clear it was expanding beyond spare room rentals and into more general travel planning. Until now...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Discogs expands its marketplace to help you sell used audio gear
Discogs' vinyl-tracking app and database are handy for vinyl collectors on the hunt for some new goods. However, the company is moving beyond records and into audio gear as a whole with its next ...
05:01 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Researchers break efficiency record for consumer-friendly solar panels
Turning sunlight into power is a surprisingly tricky thing. Experiments in academia have created solar arrays that can capture up to 40-percent of the sun's energy and convert it to electricity, ...
04:37 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget NYPD filmed hundreds of BLM and Occupy protests without approval
Police are frequently fond of monitoring protesters, and that includes cops in New York -- NYPD cameras have been a mainstay at large protests over the past several years. However, it's now clear...
04:13 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Facebook Live makes the overdue jump to desktop
Facebook users have been able to broadcast live videos for over a year now. It's been mobile-exclusive since it was introduced, but Facebook has been working on bringing the feature to other plat...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Apple hopes cheap, not powerful, will turn around iPad sales
Apple has been trying to reverse declining iPad sales for several years now, without much success. For the last year and a half, that strategy could be summed up in one word: more. More power, more sc...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget PS4 update is causing WiFi problems for some players
Sony's big PS4 version 4.50 update landed two weeks ago and despite the boost in framerates, some owners are not happy their consoles have been effectively cut off from the internet. According to...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Watch the 'MST3K' reboot's gloriously campy first trailer
The first trailer for the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 is here, and it's full of camp, cheesy special effects and sassy robots. Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt are restarting the MST3K experime...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Destroy your opponents in 'Rocket League' Dropshot mode
Chaotic jet-car soccer game Rocket League just got a little crazier with its new Dropshot mode, which changes how you play the game. This free update rolls out to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC today,...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Email scheme stole $100 million from two US tech companies
It's tempting to assume that technology workers are intelligent enough to avoid email fraud, but that's not always the case. Both the FBI and the state of New York have charged a Lithuanian...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Dozens watched a Facebook Live stream of sexual assault
It's no secret that Facebook has its hands full dealing with graphic and violent content being streamed live on the site. Last summer, Antonio Perkins was streaming an otherwise normal evening wh...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Dozens watched a Facebook Live stream of sexual assault (updated)
It's no secret that Facebook has its hands full dealing with graphic and violent content being streamed live on the site. Last summer, Antonio Perkins was streaming an otherwise normal evening wh...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Finding inner peace (with help from your smartphone)
Technology is draining. Social media networks are programmed to make you come back for more, constantly swiping to refresh, like and post. You are constantly at your PC, your smartphone, your TV. You ...
12:51 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Netflix's big budget 'Death Note' remake lands on August 25th
We'll soon learn why Netflix spent $40-$50 million on a live-action adaptation of the anime series Death Note. The streaming service revealed the first teaser for the film this morning and announ...
12:33 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Nest security cameras can be knocked out via Bluetooth
Your connected security camera might not be as trustworthy a defense as you think. Security researcher Jason Doyle has published details of three vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam, Dropcam and Dropcam ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Limited edition black OnePlus phone? Not so limited anymore.
So much for that black OnePlus 3T being an ultra-rare beast. OnePlus has revealed that it will launch a limited Midnight Black edition of the 3T at a "later date," making that once-special c...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Google plans faster updates for all Android phones in 2017
If you didn't get a timely update on your Moto, Samsung or HTC device, but your friend over there with the Google Pixel did, it's not necessarily the manufacturer's fault. The complexit...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Instagram will help you book a haircut
Instagram will soon be about more than browsing your friends' photographic adventures. The social service tells Bloomberg that it will soon add an option to book appointments by visiting a compa...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Lights out on a ghostly James Webb Space Telescope inspection
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) might be the most important scientific instrument ever developed. It'll peer back in time over 13 billion years to the early universe and look for signs of l...
10:39 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget London police allegedly used hackers to target activists
If it wasn't already clear why it's a problem when police surveillance goes wrong, it is now. An independent investigator is looking into claims that London's Metropolitan Police used a...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget I love my child too much to put her on the internet
If I've done my job right, by the time my daughter leaves for college she'll have a digital footprint measured in millimeters. That's not because I want to erase her from public life, b...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Google Maps' location-sharing feature is one you might actually use
Google has been busy beefing up Maps recently. Beyond just using it for turn-by-turn directions, you can now use Maps to remember where you parked, find reviews for nearby restaurants and avoid heavil...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget VAIO's slick metal Windows Phone is resurrected for Android
VAIO, freed from the Sony yoke, made one ropey-looking Android phone all on its own. Then, learning several lessons, it made a gorgeous, machined slab of aluminum that, unfortunately, ran Windows Phon...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Virgin Media now offers up to 100 Mbps broadband as standard
Virgin Media's slowest fibre broadband package is now faster than the top speeds offered by other mainstream UK providers. In its first tariff reshuffle in some time, Virgin is scrapping its up t...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Alexa on Huawei's Mate 9 won't listen unless you press
When we first learned that Huawei planned to bring Amazon's Alexa to its Mate 9 flagship, there weren't many details on what the execution would look like. All we really knew was that it wou...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy Tab S3 is good, but not $600 good
Samsung is continuing its quest to outdo Apple at the tablet game with the new Galaxy Tab S3. The $600/&pound;599 Android slate improves on the already pleasant multimedia experience that the Tab ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget LinkedIn tries to be your tech news source with 'Trending Storylines'
Most every social network offers a news aggregation service to help keep its users abreast of what's happening in the world around them. However, many of these feeds (looking at you Twitter and F...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget 'Castlevania' successor 'Bloodstained' is coming to the Switch
The next game by Castlevania mastermind Koji Igarashi is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was pitched on Kickstarter in 2015 as a spiritual successor to the beloved got...
08:10 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget UK banks finally learn how to clear cheques in a day
Despite a huge rise in online and contactless payments, cheques are still ridiculously popular. In 2016 alone, Brits sent over 477 million of them, making their recipients wait up to five days to get ...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Critical security flaws found in LastPass on Chrome, Firefox
Last year Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy quickly found some "obvious" security problems in the popular password manager LastPass, and now he's done it again. Last week Orm...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Critical security flaws found in LastPass on Chrome, Firefox (updated)
Last year Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy quickly found some "obvious" security problems in the popular password manager LastPass, and now he's done it again. Last week Orm...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget LG is finally launching its mobile payment system (in Korea)
LG is finally ready to debut its Samsung and Apple Pay rival now that it has forged a partnership with US-based firm Dynamics Inc. According to Reuters and Yohnap News, the Korean tech giant plans to ...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, March 22nd 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.How would you like a stealth delivery of Apple announcements? Well you've got them. While there's nothing earth-shattering, there is a new tablet, a vivi...
04:50 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget A security expert's guide for digital domestic violence victims
Domestic abuse takes many forms. And given the future we live in, it probably shouldn't come as a surprise that your digital life is another venue for intimidation. If you find yourself in such a...
04:05 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Sky Q's promised voice search feature is finally here
Ever since Sky first started talking about its next-gen TV service, Sky Q, voice search was pitched as one of its fancy features, though clearly labelled as coming eventually. A year and change after ...
03:40 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Netflix launches support for Firefox on Linux
Linux users have a new option if they want to watch Netflix -- the streaming service is now compatible with Firefox for the platform. Before this, only Google Chrome could play videos from the website...
02:29 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Google doubles down on the news part of its 'News & Weather' app
Folks looking for a quick look at day's forecast and stories have always been able to turn to Google's News and Weather app for an overview -- but apparently, it didn't offer enough. Ac...
12:08 am -04 - Wed, March 22, 2017
Engadget Hollywood again considers $30 early movie rentals
Slowly, movie studios are putting the pieces in place for reducing the time between a film's theatrical run and when you can watch it at home. The latest step toward this is news that Warner Bros...
10:34 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget DoubleAgent attack can use anti-virus apps to hijack your PC
Security researchers from Cybellum have discovered another technique cyber criminals can use to take over your computer. The zero-day attack called DoubleAgent exploits Microsoft's Application Ve...
08:47 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget First Xbox One 'Tech Series' controller adds tactical styling
Console players with money to burn might find their stock controllers just a little too drab one day and go hunting for a more stylish gamepad. Xbox One owners are particularly in luck, since Microsof...
07:20 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget MGM courts millennials with new shows on Snapchat
Snap and MGM Television have inked a deal to produce original short-form shows for the social network, MGM Studios announced today. This is Snap's first major content deal with an entertainment s...
06:32 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget iTunes movie rentals finally work across multiple devices
Somehow, Apple went until 2017 before adding one of the most basic features to iTunes. You see, for the past nine years, when you'd rent a movie via the app, you'd have to watch it on the de...
05:47 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Amazon Music's iOS app infiltrates CarPlay
Amazon Music subscribers who own a CarPlay-enabled dashboard unit are in luck. Amazon's streaming service is now available via the iOS Amazon Music app for Apple's in-car infotainment system...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Twitter opens up Periscope broadcasts to take on Facebook Live
Twitter made it clear that Periscope was more than just a live selfie platform when it added support for professional cameras and GoPros last year. Now, the social network is ready to extend that same...
05:12 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Nokia speed up undersea fiber through math
Undersea fiber optic lines are crucial to making the internet hum, but upgrading their capacity is no mean feat when you may have to replace thousands of miles of cables. Facebook and Nokia don't...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Reddit hopes new social features will keep the trolls in line
Reddit knows its old-school message board style can be a little intimidating for new users, and it's individual user pages have never really expanded beyond a list of submitted comments and some ...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch's' four-legged tank hero is here (for casual players)
Overwatch's new badass robot centaur Orisa makes her official debut today, but players hoping to climb those Season 4 ranks with her are going to have to wait. Blizzard is disabling her from Comp...
03:43 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Sony gives Android O a sound quality boost
If you pick up some future Android O phone and notice that your wireless headphones sound much better afterward, you'll have Sony to thank for it. Google has revealed that Sony is contributing a...
03:27 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Baseball fans rejoice: MLB Network is on PlayStation Vue
Baseball fans have more reason to pick up a PlayStation Vue membership now as Sony's subscription service has just added the MLB Network to its roster. The addition comes right in time for the Ap...
03:11 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Play as a ladybug or a traffic cone in 'Everything'
Think of anything that exists. For example, a bear, an atom, a galaxy, a three-leaf clover, and so on. That's what you can control in the game Everything, which was just released for the Playstat...
02:49 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Adidas will knit you a $200 sweater while you wait
In the sneaker industry, it normally takes around 12 to 18 months for a new clothing design to make it to store shelves. Adidas wants to shorten that wait to a matter of hours. To that end, the German...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget The hidden depth of mobile puzzle game 'Where Cards Fall'
We're sitting in a circle on the floor of a decadent San Francisco hotel lobby, crowds of people milling around the couches and stairways. The young men of Snowman, the studio behind Alto's ...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget I don't know how to drive and I may never have to learn
Whenever I'm hanging out with friends from out of state and I pull out my New York state ID, there's always a bit of confusion: "What is that? Is it like a driver's license? Is tha...
01:47 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Twitter triples suspensions of pro-terrorist accounts in one year
If it wasn't already clear that Twitter is serious about stamping out pro-terrorist accounts, it is now. The social network has posted its transparency report for the second half of 2016, which ...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget March Madness is back in VR, but it will cost you
Last year, the NCAA streamed the Final Four and championship game in virtual reality for free as March Madness came to a close. For the 2017 tournament that's already in progress, the college spo...
01:08 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget UK also bans devices from cabins on flights from Middle East
The UK has followed the US in restricting electronic devices on flights from several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Though not identical to the measures implemented by the US, passenge...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Android O teases big changes to save your battery
Google I/O is only a few months away -- but just like last year, we won't have to wait until then to get our first taste of what's coming to Android. Today, Google is releasing a developer p...
12:23 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget NASA's origami robots can squeeze into places rovers can't
Imagine a Martian rover that can send small robotic minions to crawl into crevices or climb steep slopes -- everywhere a full-sized vehicle can't go to. That's the scenario a team from NASA&...
12:11 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Three caught up in another embarassing data breach
A technical issue has given some Three customers access to another person's account information, including their name, address, phone number and call history. The scale of the problem isn't ...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Google vows to pull ads from extreme videos and sites
Google has detailed new safeguards to ensure brands don't have their adverts served against extremist content. The measures follow a wave of complaints and advertising withdrawals by the UK gover...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook comments may soon look more like Messenger chats
In order to keep people coming back, Facebook regularly debuts new features for small sets of users. Newsfeed posts, videos and Messenger have all regularly been experimented on, but the humble commen...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook comments are headed for a Messenger-like makeover
In order to keep people coming back, Facebook regularly debuts new features for small sets of users. Newsfeed posts, videos and Messenger have all regularly been experimented on, but the humble commen...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Google's search app now has shortcuts to its popular tools
The Google app is handy for finding all sorts of information you're hunting for quickly on both Android and iOS devices. Today, the company is adding a quicker way to browse information on entert...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a smart home package courtesy of Stringify!
If you've been piecing together a smart home setup one connected device at a time, you'll be happy to know that Stringify can help you create smart sequences at the tap of a button or at jus...
10:43 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Watch plant roots grow in extreme close-up 3D
You've probably never seen growing plants this way before. A team of researchers from the Institute of Science and Technology in Austria have filmed Arabidopsis thaliana (a flowering weed) roots ...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Foursquare is getting better at selling your location data
Foursquare may have fallen off your radar, but it's far from dead -- rather, it has morphed into a business analytics juggernaut, selling its location data and API to businesses like Capital One,...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Foursquare can log your shopping trip in increasingly scary detail
Foursquare may have fallen off your radar, but it's far from dead -- rather, it has morphed into a business analytics juggernaut, selling its location data and API to businesses like Capital One,...
10:10 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Devon police will establish the UK's first 24/7 drone squad
The Devon and Cornwall Police force is to become the first in the UK with a permanent, 24-hour drone assistance unit. The flying fuzz will be on hand to search for missing persons, seek out suspects a...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget The life-changing magic of tidying up (your computer)
Someone once told me that consumerism is the process whereby our happiness is ripped from us so that it can be sold back to us at a profit. It's the sort of thing you don't think about when ...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget There's now a GameBoy emulator for the Apple Watch
The last place you'd probably want to play a video game is on an Apple Watch. The wearable has a tiny screen, almost no buttons and can only be operated with one hand. It's a completely impr...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Here is a tiny GameBoy emulator for your tiny Apple Watch screen
The last place you'd probably want to play a video game is on an Apple Watch. The wearable has a tiny screen, almost no buttons and can only be operated with one hand. It's a completely impr...
09:23 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Apple doubles the storage of the iPhone SE and iPad Mini 4
The new, limited-edition red iPhone 7/7 Plus and upgraded 9.7-inch iPad aren't the only things Apple has to share today. The company is also increasing the storage across all iPhone SE and iPad M...
09:19 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: CT scanning mummies and drones that land like birds
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers from The Field Museum are using CT scanners to look inside mummies from Peru and Egypt to see what lies behind the casket and ancient gauze. The images have...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop company begins building its first passenger pod
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced that construction will soon begin on its first passenger capsule. The pod is being built in partnership with Spanish engineering firm Carbures and i...
08:50 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad is its cheapest yet
Apple just simplified its tablet lineup in a big way. The company has introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad -- not the Air 3, just... iPad. The new model will seem extremely familiar on the outside, but ther...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Apple announces red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
In the midst of launching a new video-editing app for the iPhone and iPad, Apple has also just snuck out a new special-edition red iPhone 7, with barely any fanfare. (Although rumors that something wa...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus now come in red
In the midst of launching a new video-editing app for the iPhone and iPad, Apple has also just snuck out a new special-edition red iPhone 7, with barely any fanfare. (Although rumors that something wa...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Apple's Clips app makes crafting viral videos in iOS dead-simple
Crafting a short-form video masterpiece on an iPhone or iPad is possible, but Apple just made it a little easier. This morning, the company announced a new iOS app called Clips that -- long story shor...
08:01 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget iCloud led authorities to journalist's Twitter attacker
The man who triggered Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald's epileptic seizure through Twitter used a prepaid phone with no identifying info. But a little digging revealed that the Tracfone prepai...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Google Maps' latest trick is remembering where you parked
Google Now kept track of parking locations before, but it wasn't with any degree of accuracy. The latest version of the Android Google Maps app circumvents how inaccurate the feature was by havin...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Alexa lets you order from Prime Now
"Alexa, order chips and dip from Prime Now" is a phrase that you can now say and legitimately expect chips (and dip) to turn up at your door within two hours. That's because the shoppin...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, March 21st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the Morning After, and the start of Adult Week here at Engadget. (We mean it in the grown-up sense, not the sexy one.) We also break down Samsung's...
04:45 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget Meet the first fighters of Nintendo's newest franchise, 'Arms'
The Switch blew us away when it launched earlier this month, but our enthusiasm for the console's possibilities has been tempered by its seriously limited game library. Lucky for you fighting gam...
03:31 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget HERA telescope upgrades could reveal the earliest stars
When it first went online in February 2016, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) radio telescope in South Africa boasted 19, 42-foot-diameter antennas aimed at the "Cosmic Dawn" o...
02:13 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget The next round of Xbox One tweaks include custom avatars
The next update for Xbox One Insiders doesn't have any one huge feature defining it. Rather, the collection of them outlined on Xbox Wire add up to something noteworthy as a whole. Perhaps the ad...
01:00 am -04 - Tue, March 21, 2017
Engadget ARM's latest CPUs are ready for an AI-powered future
ARM processor technology already powers many of the devices you use every day, and now the company is showing off its plans for the future with DynamIQ. Aimed squarely at pushing the artificial intell...
11:35 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget YouTube pledges to 'fix' Restricted Mode's LGBTQ censorship
After a post by Rowan Ellis, many people recently noticed that YouTube's Restricted Mode filter consistently blocked videos containing LGBTQ+ related content. Despite tweeting that it is supposed...
10:32 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Walmart is opening its own tech incubator in Silicon Valley
Like Target and Amazon, Walmart is trying to figure out what the future of retail looks like. The company already bought up startups like Jet.com and clothing store ModCloth to better compete online, ...
09:44 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Alphabet's new VP will grapple with self-driving car regulation
For Alphabet's Waymo, technology might not be the biggest challenge to putting self-driving cars on the road -- it's making sure there's a regulatory framework that allows those cars on...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Federal appeals court upholds Nintendo's win in 3DS patent battle
Just months after the Nintendo 3DS launched in 2011, it faced patent infringement allegations. Tomita Technologies was accusing Nintendo's new handheld of using its glasses-free 3D display techno...
07:29 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' 'Humans' and Dave Chappelle
Tonight, Mass Effect fans can fully dive into the series' latest installment with Andromeda, and Netflix is premiering two Dave Chappelle stand-up performances pulled from his archives. Later in ...
07:01 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget AT&T gives new DirecTV Now subscribers a year of HBO
AT&amp;T is determined to build early momentum for DirecTV Now, and it just found another way to sweeten the pot. The telecom has launched a promo that gives you a year of HBO access if you sign ...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Disney shows how you catch a real ball in VR
It's relatively easy to boost the immersiveness of virtual reality by giving you gloves or props. But how would you have someone catch a real ball when they can't see where it's going? ...
05:19 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Cruise through your Kindle comics with ComiXology's Guided View
ComiXology's Guided View is a great way to experience digital comics. Designed for mobile devices, it allows readers to view things on a panel-by-panel basis, mimicking how you read a print comic...
04:36 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Pottery Barn's AR app will preview your future furniture
When you're looking to purchase the perfect couch for your living room, you probably want to make sure that it looks good next to your end table. Pottery Barn hopes to entice shoppers into its st...
04:10 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget US temporarily bans most electronics on Middle Eastern airlines
The US just made traveling to certain parts of the world considerably more complicated, at least if you're a technology fan. Middle Eastern and African airlines (including Royal Jordanian and Sau...
04:10 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget US temporarily bans most electronics on Middle Eastern airlines (updated)
The US just made traveling to certain parts of the world considerably more complicated, at least if you're a technology fan. Middle Eastern and African airlines (including Royal Jordanian and Sau...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Researchers develop a drone that swoops and lands like a bird
Watch out, birds. The drones are coming for your jobs. Researchers at BMT Defence Services (BMT) and the University of Bristol in Britain have built a fixed-wing UAV that can land as well as its avian...
03:10 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Comcast's latest all-you-can-watch event includes Netflix
Comcast's efforts to come to terms with Netflix just kicked up a notch. The cable giant is holding its fifth annual Xfinity Watchathon Week between April 3rd and April 9th, and this year Netflix ...
02:45 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Trump's quiet war on data begins
Two months into the Trump presidency, there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the new administration. One big area of concern is how the executive branch will deal with the vast amounts of...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget eBay takes on Amazon with guaranteed 3-day shipping
In an effort to deal with formidable rival Amazon, eBay has launched a new program giving shoppers guaranteed three-day shipping on 20 million products. Called "Guaranteed Delivery," it also...
01:58 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Chaos leads to stronger carbon fiber
Carbon fiber is widely used in aircraft and performance cars thanks to its light-yet-strong nature, but it's still a fuzzy science. What's the ideal baking temperature, and the resulting deg...
01:35 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget 'Zelda' fan creates an ocarina-controlled smart home
In the real world, an ocarina is a lot less functional than the magical one Link has in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As Nintendo 64 lovers know, the Hyrulian hero can use his instrument to do...
01:13 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget YouTube responds to allegations it censored LGBTQ videos
YouTube has found itself accused of effectively censoring LGBTQ+ content, and its creators, thanks to its restricted mode. YouTuber Rowan Ellis discovered that the site has been marking videos concern...
12:50 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Museums use CT scans to take the mystery out of mummies
Most of us have a rather cinematic view of mummies: a bandaged body rising out of a sarcophagus, stumbling toward whoever just disturbed their slumber. Of course, this could never happen and not just ...
12:28 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Instagram now lets you save your live videos to your phone
Instagram first revealed its take on livestreaming back in November and has continued to roll out the feature around the world in early 2017. Today, the social network announced that users can now sav...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget How to turn your armchair activism into online good
A lot has been going on around the world lately, and you may have felt the need to express your frustrations at things happening that you don't agree with. Sitting around and complaining about th...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Welcome to Engadget's Adult Week
None of us are in much of a rush to grow up. But, eventually, the day comes when you need to give up the slovenly ways of your college years and hard partying habits of your early 20s. It's time ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget The internet knows how unattractive I am
Honestly, I'm fine with being unattractive, because owning your flaws is the best way to avoid becoming defined by them. But if the subject comes up in conversation, I'll joke that, on a hyp...
10:48 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Neverware's Chrome OS for old computers now includes Office 365
Neverware has made a name for itself with its CloudReady software, which essentially transforms any old PC or Mac into a Chromebook. But while that's a nice way to breathe new life into aging com...
10:32 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Position tracking protects drone herds against hackers
Much ado has been made over flying drones in groups, but there hasn't been much thought given to protecting autonomous drone groups against security breaches. What happens if someone impersonate...
10:11 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Mysterious Apple device turns out to be a... badge reader
The frenzy to uncover pre-production Apple devices is not what it used to be, but folks still go to great lengths to find secret Cupertino info. That's why a recent FCC discovery about a mysterio...
09:49 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung unveils Bixby, its Siri competitor
It was only a matter of time until Samsung launched a full-fledged virtual assistant of its very own -- "S Voice" just never quite cut it. Today the company unveiled Bixby, a new assistant t...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Openreach's VR videos detail the humdrum life of a network engineer
Of all the incredible and entertaining uses of virtual reality, trust Openreach to come up with arguably the most boring content ever for the fledgling medium. BT recently agreed to spin its Openreach...
09:19 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Researchers make concrete production carbon neutral
Concrete is not just the key to our built future, but a principal reason as to why we won't live to see the utopia it creates. After all, production of the building material contributes around fi...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm's chips bring 4G connectivity to dumb phones
In an effort to differentiate its processor lineups (and annoy tech publications), Qualcomm recently renamed its chips as "Mobile Platforms" instead of "processors." We can now see...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Anheuser-Busch's Alexa skill lists workouts that burn off a beer
Amazon has been expanding its Alexa "skill" plugins to broaden its uses, from streaming NPR to voice-controlling your film and music libraries. If you never expected to ask your device what ...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget HIV breakthrough may help scientists kill sleeping virus cells
AIDS patients must endure a lifetime of drugs because the virus conceals itself in the immune system and reactivates with a vengeance once the treatment stops. However, French scientists have discover...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, March 20th 2017
Hey, good morning!Is there such a thing as a good Monday morning? Hopefully, you've managed to calibrate to the clock changes last week, as we kick of this one with the weekend's highlight. ...
05:22 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Guess' Android Wear smartwatch is classically styled
Guess, the fashion brand that's perfect for annoying people when they ask what you're wearing, is launching a new smartwatch. This time, however, the company is going all-in on Android Wear ...
03:30 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget Tiny liquid battery cools chips while powering them
Scientists from IBM and ETH Zurich university have built a tiny "flow" battery that has the dual benefit of supplying power to chips and cooling them at the same time. Even taking pumping in...
12:50 am -04 - Mon, March 20, 2017
Engadget SXSW's gaming awards celebrate 'Uncharted 4' and indie hits
South by Southwest isn't just about cool tech, movies and music... gaming is a big deal, too. The Austin festival has unveiled its fourth annual gaming award winners, and the top picks definitely...
11:02 pm -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget AMD claims LG and Vizio are violating its graphics patents
AMD is one of the few remaining companies with a big stake in graphics hardware (it's powering the PS4 and Xbox One in addition to PCs), and it's determined to hold on to that stake however ...
09:31 pm -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget Saks Fifth Avenue left customer data exposed to the public
Sometimes, hackers don't have to lift a finger to swipe valuable shopping data -- it can be sitting right out in the open. BuzzFeed News has found that a number of associated major fashion store...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook may show off its hardware efforts in April
When Facebook launched its hardware-focused Building 8, it raised all kinds of questions: just what was it making in there, and when would you see the first fruits of its labor? You might not have to ...
06:29 pm -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget Uber president quits in response to controversies
Uber might be on the hunt for a second-in-command to keep its behavior in line, but that isn't stopping one key executive from heading out the door. Recode sources claim that company President Je...
06:29 pm -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget Uber president quits in response to controversies (updated)
Uber might be on the hunt for a second-in-command to keep its behavior in line, but that isn't stopping one key executive from heading out the door. Recode sources claim that company President Je...
04:56 pm -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget Canada's first spaceport could host launches in 2020
Canada will finally have its own spaceport courtesy of private space corporation Maritime Launch Services. The company plans to start building (PDF) the facility next year in an isolated town on Nova ...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget Intel's first hyper-fast 3D drive is meant for servers
At last, Intel is making a stand-alone drive based on its extremely fast 3D storage technology... although you're probably not about to pick one up yourself. The chip maker has unveiled the Optan...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget 'Kerbal Space Program' expansion has you making your own missions
Squad isn't done adding to Kerbal Space Program just because the game's protracted development is over... if anything, the studio is just getting started. The company has unveiled KSP'...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget The best electric toothbrush
By Casey JohnstonThis 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,...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget After Math: Potpurri
It's been a bountiful week for tech news. Google developed an algorithm that can shrink jpeg files by 35 percent, Lyft settled a California lawsuit to the tune of $27 million, NASA has some thoug...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget BenHeck's Nintendo Switch teardown
Nintendo has a new console out, which means Ben, Karen and Felix are responding exactly as you'd expect them to: by tearing down the new Switch console and Joy Con controllers. How does it compar...
06:26 am -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget NASA signs up four research teams to study the Solar System
While NASA already has plenty of scientists, it still regularly works with research teams from various universities and non-profit orgs. It even created the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual I...
01:29 am -04 - Sun, March 19, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 will push some updates over limited data plans
Windows 10's Creators Update should generally be more considerate when delivering updates, but you might not be the biggest fan if you have limited internet service. Microsoft has confirmed that...
11:02 pm -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget LeEco is reportedly selling the site for its Silicon Valley HQ
Chinese tech giant LeEco might not get the chance to build the massive Silicon Valley HQ it wanted. According to Reuters, it's selling the 49-acre property a year after it bought the site from Ya...
09:28 pm -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget Chrome quietly received a big 3D graphics boost
Did you recently notice a boost to 3D web graphics while using Chrome? It's not just you. Google has revealed that Chrome 56 and later releases support the WebGL 2.0 standard. You should see f...
07:58 pm -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget Amazon can judge your daily outfit choices
Amazon has a new perk exclusively for Prime members. The latest version of the e-commerce titan's app comes with a feature called "Outfit Compare" under the "Programs and Features&...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget Marine Corps guidelines now ban online sexual harassment
The US Marine Corps has already started to crack down on soldiers sharing nude photos of women soldiers through internet groups, but it now has a better way of tackling this behavior. The military br...
04:59 pm -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget Tesla kills its relatively affordable 60kWh Model S options
After April 16th, 2017, people will no longer be able to buy the most affordable Tesla cars available today. The automaker has decided to stop offering the Model S 60 and 60D options to "simplify...
02:57 pm -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget WikiLeaks won't share CIA exploits unless companies meet terms
WikiLeaks offered to work with tech companies to patch the CIA's leaked security exploits, but there has been a whole lot of silence ever since. Why? That depends on who you ask. Motherboard sour...
01:28 pm -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' reaches Android on March 23rd
Android users won't have to wait much longer to find out whether or not Super Mario Run has justified any of the hype. Nintendo has made good on its earlier promise and revealed that the Android...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget Ethan Hawke shot most of his forthcoming biopic with DJI gear
Ethan Hawke's forthcoming biopic, Blaze, sees the actor make the move from center stage to the director's chair. The movie tells the story of the late country and western artist Blaze Foley,...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Tornado simulators and cranial cracking robo-surgeons
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are leveraging 20,000-core supercomputers to model the inner workings of supercells in hopes of finding out why some ...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorIf you can define a year before it's halfway over, 2017 may well be the year of blurred lines. No, not the 2013 Robin Thicke song, but the lines that separate reality from f...
06:23 am -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget UberEats and Volvo think riders might want a backseat dinner
Tokyo might be known for its plethora of restaurants, but the beleaguered UberEats service and Volvo have put a brand new one in the backseat of a moving SUV. A partnership between the Swedish automak...
02:55 am -04 - Sat, March 18, 2017
Engadget AccuWeather now lets you look at the forecast in virtual reality
Checking the weather report is usually a colorless, simple experience -- a glance at an app to see the five day forecast or check the news for any major storms or events. If you have a Samsung Gear VR...
11:29 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Lily Drone team says it has no timeframe for issuing refunds
When Lily Robotics announced that its self-flying, follow-along camera drone wouldn't be produced, it promised to refund $34 million in pre-orders back to its customers. That's still the pla...
09:57 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Supercomputer simulation looks inside of 2011's deadliest tornado
In may of 2011, a sequence of tornadoes roared across the midwestern United States. The incident became a focal point for scientists eager to learn what it is about supercell storms that allow them to...
09:08 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Germany plans to squeeze hydroelectric power out of a coal mine
As coal energy falls out of favor in much of the world, one defunct mine in the heart of Germany's coal country is preparing for a new life as a sustainable power plant. As Bloomberg reports, the...
08:06 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget DARPA has laid the groundwork for thought-powered prosthetics
New research from the government's mad science wing, DARPA, could make life an awful lot easier for people who use prosthetic limbs. You see, DAPRA has devised what it calls the "Atomic Magn...
05:50 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget FCC: Your cybersecurity isn't our problem
The new FCC Chairman hasn't wasted any time getting down to business. That is, the business of burning consumer privacy and security to the ground.New Trump appointment FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has ...
05:07 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Apple paid Chance the Rapper $500,000 for a two-week exclusive
It's tough for streaming music services to stand out. Cosmetic differences aside, all of them offer virtually the same thing. Each major platform has the songs listeners want, for the most part. ...
04:37 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget FBI apprehends troll for seizure-inducing Twitter attack
The perpetrator who tweeted a seizure-inducing image to a journalist has been apprehended by the FBI. In December a troll sent Vanity Fair and Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald, who is epileptic, a flas...
04:07 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi
WiFi has become essential to our everyday lives, which is why slow speeds piss us all off. Luckily, a PhD student in the Netherlands has come up with a potentially groundbreaking idea: using infrared ...
03:38 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Owners of bricked G4 and V10 phones sue LG
It's been years since LG's G4 and V10 smartphones launched, but the people burned by a flaw that made those devices non-functional haven't forgotten. Four G4 and V10 owners filed a clas...
03:13 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget LG sweetens its G6 deal with a free TV
LG wants you to take a look at its upcoming G6 smartphone so badly that it's partnered with Sprint and Verizon to offer a fairly ridiculous deal. When you pre-order the G6, each carrier will give...
02:49 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Focus is key to blending virtual objects with the real world
You might remember Avegant for its unusual take on the video headset. The Glyph looked like (and doubled up as) headphone cans but worked pretty well. We called it "a wearable cinema for serious ...
02:23 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget The internet picked a T. rex as one of the new 'Monopoly' tokens
Tasking the internet to pick something for you can go horribly awry. Just ask Boaty McBoatface. When board-game maker Hasbro asked for suggestions to update the Monopoly game pieces, it likely didn�...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget OK Google: Don't put ads in the Google Assistant
Given how genuinely useful so many of Google's products are, I sometimes forget that the company is, above all else, an advertising company. The vast majority of Google's money comes from ad...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget OK, Google: Don't put ads in the Google Assistant
Given how genuinely useful so many of its products are, I sometimes forget that Google is, above all else, an advertising company. The vast majority of Google's money comes from ads, and it has m...
01:35 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Amazon nabs 'Moonlight' streaming exclusive
Competition between Amazon Prime Video and Netflix remains fierce. At the moment, both streaming platforms are doing whatever they can to gain an edge. Netflix is scooping up premium content like Dave...
12:46 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Germany to use voice recognition to identify refugee origins
Germany will soon use voice recognition tech to help figure out exactly where refugees came from, according to Die Welt. Though the number of asylum seekers coming to the nation in 2016 dropped signif...
12:21 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget The week that was at SXSW 2017
As much as Team Engadget loves Austin, it's time for us to say goodbye to SXSW. This week, we saw some of the latest things happening in tech, art, film and music -- oh, and we also ate a ridicul...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget The best powerline networking kit
By Nathan Edwards &amp; Samara LynnThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independentl...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget EU orders Facebook and Google to prevent consumer scams
Social media platforms are still a wild, wild west of consumer fraud, with uncountable numbers of scams everywhere. The EU has ordered Facebook, Google and Twitter to put a stop to them or risk facing...
11:17 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Uber's self-driving car tests aren't going as well as planned
Uber has lots of work to do to catch up with its rivals' self-driving car technologies. According to the internal test reports Recode obtained, the company's 43 self-driving cars autonomousl...
10:51 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget ABC News lets you watch multiple streams on your Apple TV
We live in an era where there's so much breaking news, most of it terrible, that there's simply not enough time for our brains to cope. ABC News agrees, which is why it's updated its Ap...
10:25 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget The Shins made a collage app for band flyers
It's been thirteen years since Garden State propelled The Shins to mainstream success. In that time, the band's lineup has changed entirely, save for James Mercer, its founder and ever-prese...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 32: North and South of the River
Senior editors Devindra Hardawar and Nathan Ingraham were among the Engadget team in Austin for SXSW 2017 this week. They sit down to talk about what they've seen, from movies to VR experiences t...
09:43 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget UK government pulls YouTube ads over hate speech concerns
The UK government has pulled adverts from YouTube after a report from The Times found they were running alongside extremist content. Ads for campaigns such as promoting blood donation and Army recruit...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget McDonald's brings mobile ordering to the UK
Mobile ordering is big in the UK, so it's surprising to see a big name like McDonald's is only now getting its own systems in order. As BuzzFeed News reports, it today pushed live a new feat...
09:12 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Philips latest Hue bulbs will match your chandelier
Thanks to wide compatibility with products like Amazon Echo and Google Home, Philips Hue is the "Kleenex" of smart LED bulbs. Up until now, the company has only done a standard-sized bulb, b...
08:25 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Lyft will settle California drivers' lawsuit for $27 million
It's final: Lyft will have to pay $27 million to settle a proposed class action lawsuit filed by drivers in California. The ride-sharing company originally agreed to pay $12.5 million, but US Dis...
07:07 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Netflix is swapping star ratings for thumbs up and thumbs down
When you finish watching something on Netflix, do you rate it? Maybe you'll sit (or stand) there, with all of that responsibility on your shoulders, for much longer than you need deciding whether...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, March 17 2017
It's the end of the week and we have talked to Buzz Aldrin about VR and Mars, tried to fund a documentary about what happened to the Tony Hawk game series, all while attempting to ignore Google H...
04:43 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget WSJ: Nintendo is selling way more Switches than it expected
We already knew that the Switch was Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever, but we now have an idea as to how many units it's pushing out. The WSJ says Nintendo plans to double production f...
03:22 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget The 'Candy Crush' TV show debuts on CBS July 9th
For whatever reason, Candy Crush is making the jump from addictive game to primetime TV game show, and CBS has revealed it will premiere July 9th. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it's a little too...
02:13 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Sony will soon stop PS3 production and shipments in Japan
Sony is ready to lay the PlayStation 3 to rest, a little over 10 years after the first model was released. Gematsu and Japanese website Gamestalk have discovered that the company will "soon"...
12:55 am -04 - Fri, March 17, 2017
Engadget Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent
For obvious reasons, Google has a vested interest in reducing the time it takes to load websites and services. One method is reducing the file size of images on the internet, which they previously pul...
11:10 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Teenage paranormal thriller 'Oxenfree' now fits in your pocket
Spooky adventure game Oxenfree has made its way to mobile. Developer Night School's sidescrolling tale debuted on PC and Xbox One early last January, with a stop on PlayStation 4 last May that ad...
10:08 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Gmail on desktop now lets you preview video attachments
A minor, but handy update comes to Gmail on the desktop today: videos sent as attachments can now be played right in your browser window, eliminating the need to actually download them to your hard dr...
09:08 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon ups its Smile donations to 10 percent for one day
If you need a good reason to pull the trigger on that Amazon purchase, then try telling yourself it's for a good cause. Today only (through midnight PT), the retailer's AmazonSmile program w...
08:32 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Google keeps improving Apple's Live Photos
Apple's Live Photos are a neat trick when done well, but in practice they tend to be a wobbly mess. Last year, Google showed off a much more elegant solution with it's Motion Stills app for ...
07:19 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Sony's mixed-reality 'cave' is an immersive experience for groups
Amongst the many oddball exhibits at Sony's SXSW "Wow Factory" was the mixed-reality "cave." Unlike many other experiences at Sony's event, this one didn't require s...
06:50 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget YouTube kills annotations to make way for mobile-friendly features
If you've ever had a grey box pop-up in the middle of a YouTube video to correct spelling, add in some extra information or link you out to another video, you've encountered a YouTube annota...
06:28 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Google: 'Beauty and The Beast' message wasn't meant to be an ad
That didn't take long. Shortly after Google told us that its Beauty and The Beast ad being read by Assistant was not in fact an ad, the search juggernaut has reversed that stance. "This wasn...
06:12 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Party Bot decides who's on the guest list, what music to play
While most people in the tech business only roll into Austin once a year for SXSW, a handful of companies choose to call the city home. Fjord (formerly known as Chaotic Moon) is one of them. So, when ...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget What Trump's budget would mean for NASA and climate change
President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget beefs up the Defense Department while removing funds from the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, NASA and many other government a...
05:03 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget 'Lawbreakers' prepares to take on 'Overwatch' with closed beta
Lawbreakers, the new team-based shooter from Gears of War developer Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions, is inching closer to launch. Its first closed beta starts today and runs through March 19...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $200 on a Yuneec Q500 Typhoon drone
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
04:15 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Buzz Aldrin turns to VR to explain how we can get to Mars
Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut and the second person to set foot on the moon, may be 87, but he's keeping his mind focused on the next space frontier. For decades now, he's thought about h...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Montblanc's first smartwatch is the luxury Summit
Luxury brand Montblanc has already made a few tentative steps into the smart things space. And just as a simpler stylus preceded a fancier note digitizer, Montblanc is now ready to follow up its e-Str...
03:35 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Google Home is playing ads for 'Beauty and The Beast'
Whether you care about the latest Emma Watson film or not, Google Home will tell you all about it. Recently, the smart speaker's users have noticed that the disembodied Assistant will give you a ...
03:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon puts Alexa inside your iPhone
Now you can talk to Amazon's intelligent assistant whenever you use the Amazon app on your iPhone. Alexa will be able to do much more than just deal with your Amazon account, like play songs from...
02:38 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Documentary to explore what went wrong with 'Tony Hawk' games
Back in the late '90s, the video games bearing the name of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk weren't awful. Publisher Activision wasn't a monolith pushing out uninspired, annual sequels ...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Intel wants to be a tech 'enabler' for the fashion industry
The line between technology and fashion is blurring. Brands and designers are now using electronics to make cutting-edge wearables and experiences, while companies like Amazon are trying to break into...
01:50 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Elektron's Analog Heat upgrades your synth and drum machine
The proliferation of digital modeling of analog synths has lowered the barrier for cash-strapped would-be musicians hoping to become the next big synth group like S U R V I V E (the band responsible f...
01:26 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget LG lures G6 shoppers with a free Google Home
LG is giving away a $129 Google Home music-playing assistant to anyone who orders its flagship G6 device (arriving in stores on April 7th) from T-Mobile, AT&amp;T and other carriers prior to the e...
01:04 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Swatch is working on its own smartwatch operating system
WatchOS or Android Wear? Neither, says the head of Swatch, who revealed that his company is working on its own smartwatch OS. CEO Nick Hayek told Bloomberg that his business has developed a new platfo...
12:40 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget The US Navy wants gamers to stop the rise of the machines
In a bid to help solve its real-world problems, the U.S Navy has called upon the aid of the most dedicated corner of mankind -- gamers. Launching its own week-long online game on March 27th, the Navy ...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget A sly Now TV update is culling sideloaded apps like Plex
Ever since the launch of the first Now TV box for just &pound;10 in 2013, some buyers have been using the little streaming pucks in ways Sky hadn't originally intended. Cut through the brandi...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Spotify might delay album releases for 'free' users
Spotify's deadlock with three of the largest music labels could soon come to an end. According to the Financial Times, the streaming company has agreed to 'window' important album relea...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget James Woods is involved in another Twitter lawsuit
If you've taken someone to court for something they tweeted about you, then you should probably be familiar with how defamation law works. Apropos of nothing, James Woods, who previously sued a T...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget A Russian military contractor is building huge drone tanks
A Russian weapons company named after the inventor of the AK-47 has revealed that it's building a new type of unmanned combat vehicle. The firm states that its upcoming drone tank will carry both...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget EU tool lets whistleblowers report anti-competitive companies
In a bid to surface more illegal tax deals and clamp down on shady practices like price fixing, the European Commision has launched a new tool to let whistleblowers anonymously come forward. The regul...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Vevo's Watch Party lets you watch music videos in sync with your friends
Ever since streaming video became commonplace, people have expressed a desire to be able to virtually have a movie night with friends who aren't in the same place. Google has even released an app...
10:40 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget OnePlus again uses scarcity to market its fancy, all-black 3T
OnePlus pulled off a neat (but occasionally controversial) trick with its original invitation-only selling scheme -- it allowed it to ramp up manufacturing capacity while also driving demand by playin...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's game chat transcribes your trash talk
If you've ever thought your gaming put downs had a poetic beauty to them, then Microsoft's Game Chat Transcription might be the answer to your pwning prayers. From today, Halo Wars 2 players...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Ron Howard on his Einstein show and digital filmmaking
Genius isn't your typical Albert Einstein biopic. It starts with a brutal assassination, and immediately jumps to the renowned physicist in flagrante with one of his assistants. The series is dir...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Biofuels make air travel up to 70 percent greener
Air travel releases almost 800 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, pushing us ever closer to our looming environmental catastrophe. NASA scientists want to do something about it, and teamed up ...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget NASA finds biofuels make air travel 70 percent greener
Air travel releases almost 800 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, pushing us ever closer to our looming environmental catastrophe. NASA scientists want to do something about it, and teamed up ...
09:22 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Scientists want to define just how smart robot surgeons are
For roughly three decades, medical robots have assisted surgeons in the operating theater. They provide a steady hand and can make tiny incisions with pinpoint accuracy. But as robotics improve, a new...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy S8 may use your face for secure mobile payments
Facial recognition is a done thing. So are contactless payments. So why not put them together? Samsung might do just that according to Bloomberg sources. The incoming Galaxy S8 will reportedly feature...
08:55 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Ofcom to investigate Sky and 21st Century Fox merger
The UK's media regulator will investigate a proposed merger worth &pound;11.7 billion ($14.6 billion) between 21st Century Fox and Sky. Speaking in the House of Commons, Karen Bradley, the Se...
08:25 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Exploding earphones burned a plane passenger's face
John B. Goodenough, one of lithium-ion battery's creators, truly has a good reason to find a better power source. Lithium-ion batteries have the potential to catch fire regardless of what device ...
07:32 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget AMD claims its Ryzen 5 is better value than Intel's Core i5
AMD made a big comeback with its high-end Ryzen 7 CPUs, and it's now ready to take on Intel's Core i5 mid-range chips with the Ryzen 5. It's offering four chips in the family ranging fr...
07:03 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile 'ghost calls' to 911 linked to two deaths in Dallas
911 outages as a result of cellphones have been a problem before, especially for T-Mobile, and it looks like the issue still hasn't been resolved. In the past week, an infant and an adult male di...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, 16 March 2017
There's two more days left this week, but we're not stopping, and neither should you. Russia is going to the moon, while some of the country's agents have been blamed for the Yahoo hack...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, March 16 2017
There's two more days left this week, but we're not stopping, and neither should you. Russia is going to the moon, while some of the country's agents have been blamed for the Yahoo hack...
04:42 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Google Play Music has a few new options for playback quality
After seemingly forgetting about Google Play Music for an extended period of time, the search juggernaut has been showing its music streaming app newfound love lately. The newest update across Android...
03:19 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Get ready to see more Twitter live streams
Twitter seriously wants to give Facebook a run for its money in its bid to transform into one of the largest online destination for live videos. According to The Information, the social network plans ...
02:22 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget Watch these declassified nuclear test films on YouTube
There's something both beautiful and unnerving about a mushroom cloud. The United States conducted around 216 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1992, many taking place in Nevada and the ...
12:47 am -04 - Thu, March 16, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA and Bosch team up for AI-powered autonomous cars
NVIDIA lined up quite a few partners at CES this year, including Audi and Mercedes, to use its powerful upcoming Xavier chip in autonomous vehicles. But days ago, Intel bought MobilEye for $15 billion...
11:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Lucid's luxury electric car will start at $52,500
When the Lucid Air made its debut late last year, all the hype over the electric car's trick features was countered by one overriding question: would the price be anywhere near competitive with t...
10:46 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget The Great Barrier Reef's fate rests on slowing global warming
There's no question that the Great Barrier Reef and other coral fields are hurting as a result of rising water temperatures. But is there a relatively straightforward way to save them, or do the...
10:06 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Stare into an active volcano with Google Street View
Standing next to a boiling lake of molten rock the size of two football fields has got to be awe-inspiring, but it's also pretty damn dangerous. Google partnered with two explorers to capture ima...
09:22 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds an easy way to find your local government officials
In part of his 5,700-word manifesto last month, Mark Zuckerberg hinted at plans to make Facebook a more informed and civically engaged social network. Now, some of those ideas are getting a concrete s...
08:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget 'Family Link' app gives kids their own child-safe Google accounts
For some time, child-proofing your tech meant using kid-specific login profiles to wall-off your progeny into the most harmless corners of your tablet. That's hardly a delicate or complex safety ...
08:08 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Federal judge temporarily suspends the revised travel ban
A federal judge in Hawaii has halted President Donald Trump's immigration ban targeting six majority-Muslim nations, just one day before the order was scheduled to take effect. The technology ind...
06:35 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget GoPro cuts another 270 jobs
Despite a disappointing earnings report at the end of 2016, GoPro now expects to land "in the upper end" of its revenue goals for the first quarter of 2017 -- somewhere in the neighborhood o...
05:57 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Popular teen social app Wishbone hacked
Popular teen social networking app Wishbone was hacked, according to a report today from Motherboard. Now, millions of email addresses and thousands of cell phone numbers are circulating the internet,...
05:34 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Twitter hopes you want to watch live lacrosse
Good news -- Twitter has landed another sports streaming deal! Only... it's probably not what you were expecting. The social network has scored the rights to stream National Lacrosse League games...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Fossil's smartwatches start receiving Android Wear 2.0
Fossil may have been a bit late to introducing Android Wear watches, but it's one of the fastest out of the gate with the Android Wear 2.0 upgrade. The fashion brand has started rolling out Googl...
04:52 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget NASA plans to make a telescope out of the Sun
As NASA astronomers peer further and further into space, they require ever larger and more powerful telescopes to do so. That's why one team of researchers from the Jet Propulsion Lab have propos...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget This 8K 'VR' ride is the craziest thing I saw at SXSW
When I heard that several Japanese companies were getting together to show off an 8K VR ride at SXSW, I was instantly excited. I've spent a lot of time writing about 4K video, but haven't ha...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Moog celebrates music and the machines that make it
The synth-heavy Moogfest at SXSW (the main event is in May) is scheduled during the overlap of the festival's Interactive and Music tracks. That makes sense, because it's the perfect combina...
03:38 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Chrome for iOS adds a Safari-like Reading List
As part of its latest update, Google Chrome for iOS just got a so-called Reading List feature, allowing users to save pages for offline viewing. If that sounds familiar, it's because Safari has ...
03:17 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget McDonald's tests mobile ordering on coastal elite
If you've ever thought that fast food wasn't fast enough, then it looks like McDonald's latest initiative has you covered. The takeout chain has begun trialling mobile ordering at resta...
02:55 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook's Snapchat-like Stories are now available worldwide
Facebook's quest to clone Snapchat features wherever possible just took its next logical step. Just a couple of months after it started testing Stories in the main Facebook app, the social networ...
02:33 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget 58 tech companies file amicus brief against revised travel ban
Nearly 60 tech companies have submitted an amicus curiae brief to a Hawaii district court on Wednesday, denouncing the Trump administration's revised travel ban, which is scheduled to go into eff...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Frank Oz on Muppets, puppets and CG Yoda
Frank Oz needs no introduction. He's voiced iconic characters like Yoda and Miss Piggy and directed classic films like Little Shop of Horrors and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His impact extends far b...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA releases a tool to benchmark your VR setup
If you've ever wanted to make sure that your PC's virtual reality setup is running as well as it possibly can, you now have the software you need. NVIDIA has released its promised FCAT VR t...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA brings benchmarking to VR
If you've ever wanted to make sure that your PC's virtual reality setup is running as well as it possibly can, you now have the software you need. NVIDIA has released its promised FCAT VR to...
01:28 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Cancelled '90s arcade fighter 'Primal Rage II' released online
Forget Tekken 7, 2017's hottest new fighting game has just arrived - only it's 22 years later than originally expected. After being cancelled in 1995, Kotaku reports that Atari's long-l...
01:03 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Sound waves can be used to fool your phone's motion sensors
It's tempting to assume that the sensors on your mobile devices are trustworthy. Surely something that relies on real-world activity can't lie, right? Unfortunately, that's no longer th...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Netflix offers 20 classic 'MST3k' episodes to the world
In the not-too distant future (April 14th, 2017 AD), a brand-new season of crowdfunded Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes will hit Netflix. Before then, however, 20 classic episodes of the show hav...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Google's AI gets human help to avoid offensive search results
Google is making a new push to eliminate offensive search results such as those that appeared from US neo-Nazi site Stormfront in response to queries about the Holocaust. As Search Engine Land noticed...
11:51 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Russian spies indicted in massive Yahoo account breach
When Yahoo claimed that state-sponsored hackers were behind the 2014 breach that exposed 500 million accounts, it may have been understating the significance of what happened. The Justice Department ...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget YouTube boosts the quality of online VR video
When you stream VR video online, you usually have to sacrifice visual quality. There's a lot more data, so something has to give. However, that isn't stopping Google's YouTube and Day...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Russia's space agency preps for its first manned moon landing
NASA, the US government and American space corporations aren't the only ones with their eyes on the moon. Russia's Space Agency (Roscosmos) has begun planning for its first manned lunar land...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Toy drones don't stand a chance against a $3 million missile
A Patriot missile costs around $3 million. A commercial quadcopter? Let's say roughly $200. But which one would win on the battlefield? General David Perkins, Commander of the US Army Training an...
10:35 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget How one artist is reinventing the music album with VR
Nick Koenig is no stranger to musical innovation. The artist, better known as Hot Sugar, has been dabbling in the art of "associative music" since his teens. As he describes it, the techniqu...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Alexa can now order food from Grubhub
In the future, as predicted by Star Trek, all you'll need to do is speak and food will be instantly created before your eyes. Since we don't have a way of instantly converting energy into ma...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Uber drivers no longer need other mapping apps
Few of us think about the driver experience when we hail an Uber. We open the app, summon a car and then clamber into the backseat, peering at our phones or talking to friends until we arrive at our d...
09:35 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Three finds more customers affected by 2016 data breach
Three today revealed that a customer data breach it caught wind of last November was more extensive than first thought. Using stolen employee logins, ne'er-do-wells gained access to a database us...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Submersible sticky situations and elongating elastomer electrodes
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers from Purdue University and the Office of Naval Research teamed up to develop a new kind of glue that even works underwater. The synthetic compound is derive...
09:01 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Hugh Hefner docuseries bares all on Amazon Prime next month
An Amazon series detailing the life and impact of Hugh Hefner is heading to the service on April 7th. Announced last year, American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story is a new docuseries that will combine...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Google: 4 out of 5 US homes have solar power potential
A five kilowatt rooftop solar installation now costs just $12,500 on average after tax credits, and pretty soon, installing one might soon be a matter of re-tiling your roof. Whether it's right f...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget How the UK plans to block illegal Kodi soccer streams
Last week, at the High Court, the Football Association Premier League (FAPL) was granted stronger powers to crack down on the illegal streaming of English football matches. Instead of chasing websites...
07:03 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Corporate database leak exposes millions of contact details
A 52.2GB corporate database that has leaked online compromises the contact details over 33.7 million employees in the United States. The list includes government workers, most of whom are soldiers and...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, March 15 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome to Wednesday. Remember all those big, beautiful TVs from CES back in early January? Well, we have prices for both Sony and Samsung's newest screens. And if you can affor...
05:02 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Finding the perfect soundtrack with Google Home is a bit easier
Paralysis of choice is a real problem, and to help mitigate it, Google has updated the app formerly known as Chromecast. Next time you open Google Home, you'll see a new "Listen" tab at...
03:59 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Twitter accounts hacked to push #NaziHollanda message
In a near-repeat of a hack last November, large numbers of Twitter users are suddenly pushing a disturbing spam message. This one is written in Turkish and appears to target Holland with a "#Nazi...
03:02 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Chrome 57 will throttle background tabs to save energy
If you use Chrome as a primary browser, you'll know that it can be a resource hog that eats up too much battery. The browser's latest version was designed to solve that issue by throttling b...
01:28 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Energizer's Xbox One battery charger recalled for burn hazard
Faulty parts in tech devices have always threatened a particularly explosive calamity, but the last year has seen recalls for a bizarre range of devices that set themselves on fire. Top of the list: H...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, March 15, 2017
Engadget Now Roombas check in with 'Clean Map' reports to your phone
How do you know if your Roomba has cleaned every inch of your floor? If you have one of the wirelessly connected series 900 Roombas, you'll start getting "Clean Map" reports through the...
11:39 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Warner Bros. is reportedly considering a 'The Matrix' relaunch
In 1999, a small sci-fi movie called The Matrix made its debut, featuring not just a focus on hacking and a slick action aesthetic, but also the use of "bullet time" special effects. Its suc...
10:58 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Netflix really wants to be a legitimate movie studio
Netflix has been producing original movies at a steady clip, sure, but, despite its best efforts, earning any prestige has proved elusive. In an effort to attract more big name stars like Will Smith, ...
10:11 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Lowe's is using AR and VR to make how-to easier
Last year home improvement chain Lowe's teased what it was doing with Google's Tango augmented-reality technology, and now the company is ready to debut the next wave of its high-tech initia...
08:57 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Kesha's internet advice: Don't read the comments
Online bullying is a huge problem for nearly all internet users but especially youth. At a SXSW talk about reclaiming the internet, international pop star Kesha talked about her issues with social net...
08:37 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget DeepMind AI learns to 'remember' previous knowledge
For all the talk of artificial intelligence becoming increasingly brain-like, there's one area where it frequently falls short: memory. Neural networks usually have to learn everything they need ...
07:46 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget 'Parappa The Rapper Remastered' comes to PS4 on April 4th
Downloading games from digital platforms is one of the great boons of our internet-equipped future, but holiday sales ramp up their value to a whole other level. But they also periodically run small f...
07:10 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Trump to sign sweeping rollback of Obama-era climate change rules
Donald Trump is poised to sign an executive order that will dramatically reduce the role that climate change has in governmental decision-making. The order could impact everything from energy policy t...
06:43 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Netflix will help finish Orson Welles' last film
Netflix is normally focused on landing rights for hot upcoming projects. However, its latest coup is decidedly different -- it's a movie that's four decades overdue. The streaming service ha...
06:11 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Visa is testing NFC sunglasses that can pay for stuff
Sunglasses may soon be able to do more than take your picture. At SXSW on Tuesday, Visa revealed a prototype pair that can be used to pay for purchases. A small NFC chip resides in one of the arms and...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook admits its image screening fell short
To say that Facebook has some egg on its face right now would be an understatement. The social network not only didn't take down some sexualized images of children, but reported the BBC when it ...
05:27 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Germany: Facebook and Twitter are still failing on hate speech
Facebook and Twitter are being criticized by Germany (again) for their failure to deal with hate speech. Back in December 2015, the social media sites, along with Google, agreed to delete content that...
05:06 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Russia finds Apple guilty of fixing iPhone prices
Google isn't the only American company facing regulatory trouble in Russia. The country's antitrust body has ruled that Apple is guilty of fixing prices for iPhone 5 and 6 variants at 16 loc...
04:42 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Samsung promises monthly security updates for unlocked Galaxy devices
While stock Android users are going to get monthly security updates through their respective carriers, owners of unlocked Galaxy headsets have had to settle for less frequent fixes. Thankfully, this w...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget 'Fistful of Stars' lets you experience a stellar birth in VR
There may be no better way to show off the possibilities of virtual reality than by exploring the cosmos. We've already seen some early space experiences, like Adr1ft, but expect artists to keep ...
04:01 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Apple's latest hire proves privacy is more important than ever
If you've followed iOS security news over the years, there's a distinct chance you've heard of Jonathan Zdziarski. He isn't always flawless, but he has a knack for both finding App...
03:37 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget This self-cleaning bag freshens up your smelly gym clothes
At my age it's important to get to the gym on a regular basis, but it's hard to find the time. It's just as difficult to get around to doing laundry, which means I tend to get stuck car...
03:14 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Drop your Ford off for service 24/7 using these automated kiosks
The march toward "automated everything" continues apace. Wendy's is putting thousands of self-ordering machines in its restaurants, and now Ford is trying out a similar strategy, but, y...
02:45 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Sony's Motion Sonic wristband makes sound with a wave of your arm
Sony's wild "Wow Factory" at SXSW uses the company's technology for a host of oddball immersive experiences. One of those, the Motion Sonic Project, was quite a bit less ambitious ...
02:24 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget The 24th 'Overwatch' character arrives next week
Orisa, the latest character to enter the Overwatch fray, will be widely available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 21st. Orisa is an "anchor tank," as Blizzard calls it -- this mea...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget UK to make online ticket-buying bots illegal
A new amendment slipped into the Digital Economy Bill, which is now pretty close to becoming UK law, would make the use of online tout bots that hoover up tickets to popular music, sport and other eve...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Samsung's The Frame TV doubles as an art piece
Samsung has hyped its 2017 TV lineup to the Moon and back, but it still has room for a few surprises. The tech giant has offered more details about its previously-teased The Frame, a TV that's de...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Samsung's 'The Frame' TV doubles as an art piece
Samsung has hyped its 2017 TV lineup to the Moon and back, but it still has room for a few surprises. The tech giant has offered more details about its previously-teased The Frame, a TV that's de...
01:25 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Justin Hurwitz: We didn't want Daft Punk helmets in 'La La Land'
Damien Chazelle's La La Land might not have won that Oscar, but it did scoop up the one for Best Original Music Score. The man behind that score is Justin Hurwitz. Anyone who has seen the film wi...
01:25 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget 'La La Land' composer on electronica's key role in the film
Damien Chazelle's La La Land might not have won that Oscar, but it did scoop up the one for Best Original Music Score. The man behind that score is Justin Hurwitz. Anyone who has seen the film wi...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget V-Moda's Remix speaker can be customized with 3D-printed parts
V-Moda has been experimenting with 3D printing since 2015, when it started letting customers personalize their XS and Crossfade M-100 headphones with 3D-printed shields. Just in time to kick off the m...
12:27 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Signal's encrypted video calling is now available to all
Signal, the encrypted chat app from Open Whisper Systems, now lets anyone chat privately on video. The feature, which first launched on Android last month, has come out of beta and is now available on...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Gmail for Android can send and receive payments as attachments
The Gmail app for Android has scored what used to be a web-only feature. It now has Google Wallet integration, so you can send and request money right within your emails. Say, you need to split the bi...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Teams is Microsoft's most intriguing productivity app yet
Group collaboration software isn't anything new, but in recent years we've seen an explosion of new solutions aiming to redefine how teams work. There's Slack, of course, which has spre...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Sony's first 4K OLED TV starts at $5,000
Sony's first consumer OLED TV, the XBR-A1E was easily its best product at CES 2017, but now comes the rub: How much is it? Before I answer that, know that Sony sets tend to be expensive to begin ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Siempo's smartphone encourages you not to use it
Do you find having a computer in your pocket that's connected to the sum total of human knowledge a bit... distracting? The founders of Siempo do, which is why they've dreamt up a smartphone...
10:44 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Harmony Elite and Amazon Echo courtesy of Logitech!
Logitech's Harmony series has come a long way and now with the Elite remote control you can do more than ever before. This universal remote not only lets you control all your media devices (from ...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget 'Sideways Dictionary' simplifies tech jargon for the masses
If you ever get confused about tech jargon (or want to clear up said confusion), a new tool from Google's Jigsaw incubator and the Washington Post may help. The "Sideways Dictionary" us...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget 'Trinity' will be the first interactive VR sci-fi TV show
Virtual reality production studio UNLTD today revealed that it's working on the world's first interactive sci-fi TV show. Speaking at SXSW, the company announced the premise for Trinity- a s...
09:29 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Sex toy maker agrees to stop collecting intimate data
It can be quite costly to violate the privacy of sex toy users, apparently. Standard Innovation has settled a lawsuit accusing the company of collecting "highly intimate and sensitive data"...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Spotify integrates itself into Waze (and vice-versa)
Drivers use their smartphone for both navigation and music, so why not put the two together? Waze and Spotify have announced that they've done just that: You can now navigate with Waze within Spo...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Dumb phone prices are no longer used to measure inflation
The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) measures inflation by looking at price increases among products the majority of consumers are spending their hard-earned on. And every year, the list...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon's next retail outlets are drive-up grocery stores
Seattle residents might be able to order groceries from AmazonFresh online and pick them up from a brick-and-mortar outlet in the near future. The city has given the company permission to install &quo...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget TAG Heuer made a modular $1,650 smartwatch
When TAG Heuer released its first smartwatch two years ago, it had a price tag of $1,800 and was dubbed the most expensive Android Wear device on the market. Still, more than 56,000 people bought it, ...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, March 14 2017
Welcome to Tuesday. Intel has just spent over $15 billion shoring up its self-driving car tech, you'll be playing PS4 games, officially and legally, on your PC and we explain how a microwave work...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget 'Zelda' concert tour to celebrate 'Breath of the Wild'
If you love The Legend of Zelda, or appreciate top video game tunes, there's nothing like a Symphony of the Goddesses performance. The live, orchestral concert series has dazzled fans of Link and...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget 'Full Throttle Remastered' will tear up the road this April
It's been almost a year and a half since Double Fine announced it was giving Tim Schafer's classic motorcycle adventure game an HD makeover, but title is finally almost ready. Today, the com...
04:32 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Laser pulse study could lead to ultrafast computers
Computers that run 100,000 times faster than current ones can change life as we know it. They could help discover distant planets more quickly or diagnose illnesses much, much earlier than usual, amon...
03:03 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Life at the 'end of the world' isn't all looting and pillaging
Typically, end-of-the-world scenarios involve rioting, looting and chaos. Those depictions are from pop culture, though, and not based on any sort of real world data. For an idea of how an apocalyptic...
01:34 am -04 - Tue, March 14, 2017
Engadget Free online courses will teach anyone DNA sequencing
It's never been easier to learn how to code using online resources, and that's not limited to computer programming. You know what else is code? DNA, which scientists have been modifying in b...
11:55 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Creators Update includes a few features for Windows Defender
Microsoft's built-in security suite for Windows isn't getting left out of the upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10. The new Windows Defender features start with memory and kernel sensors ...
10:58 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget NASA tests life-detecting tools for Mars in the Atacama Desert
NASA wanted to find out whether the Mars 2020 rover can truly drill for samples and look for signs of life at the same time. So, a team of scientists spent the whole February testing tools using a pra...
10:23 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Hack targets a Canadian government website
The Canadian government just suffered an embarrassing online security breach... although it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Officials temporarily took down key parts of two government websit...
10:07 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Iron Fist,' 'Workaholics' finale and March Madness
Despite some disappointing reviews, the fourth entry in Marvel's run of Netflix series is here with this week's debut of Iron Fist. It's also time for the start of March Madness, so get...
09:44 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget 'D&D Beyond' takes the pen and paper out of tabletop RPGs
Despite all the newfangled ways one can play Dungeons and Dragons, there's something special about playing it the old fashioned way -- in person with a bunch of friends and a geometrical mess of ...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget New York City sues Verizon over its fiber rollout
When New York City said it was upset with Verizon for allegedly backtracking on a promise to bring FiOS service to every household in the city, it wasn't joking around. The city has sued Verizon...
08:24 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget SolSol's baseball hat can charge your phone using solar power
Solar technology is still far from becoming ordinary, but we're seeing more and more of it make its way to consumer products. And now that includes hats. SolSol, a startup from Los Angeles, made ...
07:41 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Bloody sci-fi shooter 'Strafe' lands on PS4 and PC in May
Strafe is a lovely little homage to classic games like Doom or Quake -- it's built to feel like a first-person shooter from 1996 but features modern mechanics, updated graphics and buckets of blo...
07:04 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget This iPhone case is basically an Android phone
iPhones have a reputation for being user friendly, but ultimately, Android can do a lot of things iOS can't. Aspects of Android could be useful to all phone users, but straying from the Apple eco...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Senate bill would require a warrant for border phone searches
Did US border agents insist on searching the contents of your smartphone during your latest trip, privacy be damned? You're not alone -- Homeland Security has revealed that searches by Customs a...
05:22 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Sony put four perspectives in one VR headset
At the back of a cold gray warehouse in Austin, Texas, I put on a headset and proceeded to chase three strangers in a game of tag at SXSW. I was expecting an immersive VR experience far removed from r...
04:57 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget AI takes the headaches out of transcribing voice recordings
Ask many interviewers about their least favorite part of the job and they'll almost always point to transcription. It can take hours to turn even a short chat into text, which is a serious pain ...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Drone operators outnumber any other type of Air Force pilot
While some might still think of joystick-wielding aviators as the stuff of science fiction, that's no longer the case. A top general told reporters last week that there are now more jobs for dron...
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Inside 'Infinity Room,' a dazzling SXSW art installation
Refik Anadol crafts alternate realities, not for VR headsets, but through architecture, projection and sound. His installation, Infinity Room, has been three years in the making so far. It began as a ...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget No, Kellyanne, microwaves cannot turn into cameras
Everyone's paranoid about cybersecurity and surveillance these days, and rightly so. Thanks to the increase in connected devices in our homes, there are more and more gadgets that can be hacked t...
03:08 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Google says crowdsourced data makes for better fitness apps
Google made a serious move into the health and fitness space when it introduced its Apple Health competitor, Fit, in 2014. Since then, the company has been improving its platform by adding new feature...
02:45 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget PlayStation Now will bring PS4 games to your PC
You could soon play PlayStation 4 exclusives like Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Remastered on your PC. Sony is bringing the PS4 catalog to its streaming game service PlayStation Now, the company said...
02:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Volvo's first EV will cost less than $40,000
When Volvo revealed its intentions to make its first all-electric car, it raised at least a few questions: would the EV carry a premium over Volvo's already pricier-than-usual lineup? And would i...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Your clothing could soon have stealthy heart rate sensors
You might not have to wear a smartwatch or a dedicated monitor to track your heart rate in the future -- you might only need the clothes on your back. Scientists have developed polymer optical fibers...
01:45 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Nintendo teases three-part 'Breath of the Wild' documentary
Need a quick fix for your Zelda-love? The hot new Switch game, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will get a three-part making-of documentary that will be released tomorrow, March 14th, at 6 AM Pacif...
01:26 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Spotify lands '2 Dope Queens' and other hit WNYC podcasts
Last month, Spotify reaffirmed its interest in podcasting by introducing three original shows. The streaming service clearly wants to be a source for not just music, but all our listening needs. Now, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Shellfish-inspired glue stays sticky underwater
Even the strongest human-made glue tends to fail when you dunk it underwater. Purdue researchers, however, think they have a simple solution to this: imitate nature. They've developed a polymer...
12:35 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget The next robot crawling through your gut could be a gummi bear
The future of robotics is decidedly squishy. We've already seen gel-based 'bots that can catch fish, mimic octopi and even ones that can keep your heart pumping. And, if the researchers from...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Joe Biden implores SXSW crowd to use its talents to fight cancer
Like countless others, former Vice President Joe Biden has experienced the horrors of cancer up close. In 2015, his son Beau died at the age of 46 after a battle with brain cancer, a tragedy that insp...
11:54 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook bars use of its social data for surveillance tools
Twitter now has a key ally in its fight against surveillance tools: its biggest rival. Facebook has updated its policies to explicitly forbid developers from using its data (including Instagram's...
11:26 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Google's Uptime is all about snarky YouTube parties
Last year, Google created Area 120, an incubator where employees with (approved) ideas can spend their "20 percent time" on side projects. One of the groups has just released Uptime, an app ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Giphy's latest app is exclusively for animated stickers
When is a GIF not a GIF? Well, when it's pronounced JIF, for one; but also, when it's actually a sticker. Blurring this boundary is lord of the looping image Giphy, which recently introduced...
10:23 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Vertu sells its luxury phone business to a Turkish exile
Vertu has been sailing rough waters ever since it Nokia spun it out, and it's not clear that things will get any calmer. The Telegraph reports that the luxury phone brand has been bought by Bafer...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Oceans are warming faster, expect more floods
A team of researchers have successfully found a way to error-correct and clean up historical oceanic temperature data. The champagne will stay in the refrigerator, however, since the new information o...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Pandora's new on-demand music service is beautiful, but is that enough?
Rdio wasn't the first streaming music service I used, but it remains the one that I used the longest. A combination of smart discovery, social features and excellent design (something most music ...
08:01 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Scientists make stretchy electronics using a soup ingredient
For smart clothing or skin-worn devices to improve, first we need electronics that won't snap like a twig when you move. Using a soup thickener, of all things, scientists from Stanford's Bao...
07:06 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Intel buys self-driving tech firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion
Intel's recent work with MobilEye on self-driving cars must have gone well, because the chip giant is buying its Jerusalem-based partner for $15.3 billion. The deal was first reported by Israeli ...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, March 13th 2017
Welcome back. While our team out in Texas continues to struggle against wave upon wave of BBQ and beers at SXSW, they're also finding time to bring us all the cool stuff worth talking about. SXSW...
04:27 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Watch NASA's Mars rocket tests in 360-degree video
NASA will eventually use the Space Launch System to send humans to Mars -- it might even carry a crew the very first time it launches. Unfortunately the world's most powerful rocket is a tad behi...
03:14 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget PlayStation VR horror title lets friends mess with your game
Most solo virtual reality games don't make for great entertainment at parties... not unless your definition of fun involves making everyone wait their turn. Firesprite, however, has a way for yo...
01:11 am -04 - Mon, March 13, 2017
Engadget Artist runs an electronic sound exhibit using his own blood
Russian artist Vtol is no stranger to making sounds with unusual technology, but one of his latest projects might top them all. He recently created Until I Die, an electronic sound installation power...
11:59 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget Study says Fukushima region is safe enough for people to return
Fukushima's ill-fated nuclear power plant may still be so dangerous that it kills robots, but residents are trickling back as officials decide that radiation levels are safe in some areas. But a...
10:44 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget Detroit Electric's EV business gets a $1.8 billion jumpstart
Do you remember Detroit Electric? You're forgiven if you don't -- the American automaker vowed to make electric sports cars exciting back in 2013, but a combination of production delays (it ...
09:13 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget 'Breath of the Wild' creators explain how they bucked tradition
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn't just the series' best game in years, it's also unlike any title in the series -- it's an open-world experience where you're free ...
08:56 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget What it's like playing 'Rez Infinite' strapped into a synesthesia suit
At SXSW last year, Sony showed off a bunch of unusual and intriguing prototypes from its Future Lab division. In 2017, Sony's going even bigger: a huge space called the Wow Factory has stuff from...
07:25 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget The Levi's Commuter smart jacket has a ton of promise
Google's mission with its Advanced Technology and Products group is to create innovations like Project Jacquard, which can turn objects into interactive, gesture-controlled surfaces. With the Lev...
07:23 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget A closer look at the Meta 2 AR headset
We were impressed with the Meta 2 augmented reality headset last year, even though we were just looking at prototype hardware. Now, the company is shipping out the final version of the Meta 2 to devel...
07:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget A closer look at the Meta 2 AR headset
We were impressed with the Meta 2 augmented reality headset last year, even though we were just looking at prototype hardware. Now, the company is shipping out the final version of the Meta 2 to devel...
06:25 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget NASA finds long-lost Indian lunar orbiter
India lost contact with its first lunar orbiter, the Chandrayaan-1, back in 2009. Now, NASA has revealed that the agency discovered its location in July 2016 after testing a method that can be used by...
04:56 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget Russia used a cybercriminal's botnet for a spying campaign
It's no secret that the lines between state-sponsored hacking and cybercrime are fuzzy. After all, relying on professional crooks offers plausible deniability if the intruders are ever caught. Ho...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget Pinterest gives everyone in the US access to its Lens tool
Pinterest's visual search tool isn't quite ready to hop out of beta yet, but the company is giving a lot more people the chance to try it out. The new feature, called Lens, is now open to al...
01:56 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's playable ads let you try apps without downloading
Did you think that Google's Instant Apps, where you can run Android programs without installing them, would be useful on other platforms? You're not alone. Microsoft has launched a preview v...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget Building your own chatbot is a lot easier than you'd expect
Three of the undisputed kings of technology -- Microsoft, Facebook and Google -- all bet big on bots in 2016. It's too early to say whether or not that was a good move, but we can all agree that ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget The best dehumidifier
By Kevin PurdyThis 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...
11:38 am -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget Catch the highlights of Senator Cory Booker's speech at SXSW 2017
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is known for being an inspirational speaker, and he brought his game face to SXSW 2017. As one of the opening speakers for the show, he spent an hour answering questions and...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget After Math: Keep pace in the space race
It's been a productive week for those of us trying to get the hell off this crazy planet. NASA showed off a radiation-proof flight vest for interplanetary astronauts while Blue Origin debuted its...
10:15 am -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget Adidas is working on new, 'open' digital fitness products
The acquisition of Runtastic gave Adidas a major boost in its fitness tech efforts, and it didn't hurt that the $238 million purchase came with over 100 million users attached. Since 2015, the ye...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's next three builds are meant to be shipping products
You asked for bigger, better, longer-term builds, so the team is going to design three things that can be brought to market or to a crowdfunding site like Kickstarter. First up: Logic Bomb, a refactor...
06:29 am -04 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget 'The Mummy' in VR was shallow, but the seats were not
VR seat company Positron teamed up with Universal at SXSW this year to showcase a "Zero Gravity VR Experience" tied in with the studio's The Mummy reboot.While it fell (way) short of si...
01:38 am -05 - Sun, March 12, 2017
Engadget New York sets aside $5 million for its tech training fund
New York's authorities want the state's residents to benefit from its ongoing transformation into a high-tech locale. Their new Tech Training Fund could be the key to make that happen. Gover...
11:28 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget NASA offers first look at planet-rich Trappist-1 star system
NASA was quick to offer conceptual images of Trappist-1 and its abundance of Earth-sized planets. But what does the star system look like, really? At last, now we know... sort of. As part of a raw ...
09:55 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget Android 'Taste Test' helps you make a personalized home screen
If you're an Android fan, there's a good chance you already know how to customize your home screen with launchers, icon packs and widgets. But what about everyday users? That's where Go...
08:27 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget TAG Heuer confirms March 14th debut for its next Android watch
Those rumors of TAG Heuer unveiling its next Android Wear watch this month? They're true. The brand has posted a pair of teasers confirming that it will unveil a future Connected smartwatch on ...
07:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget AirBar adds a few more touchscreen tricks to the MacBook Air
We saw a prototype of the AirBar,an odd but useful device that sits below your MacBook Air's screen and turn it into a touchscreen, back at CES. But here at SXSW 2017, the company is back with a ...
06:45 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget 'Toki' uses 3D printing and projection to represent time
Akinori Goto is a stop-motion animator who has translated his art to work with modern materials and techniques. Goto creates smooth movement by passing simple light through highly complex wire mesh sc...
06:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget This company can track motion with sound instead of light
When it comes to tracking physical objects in virtual spaces, pretty much every company is relying on light in some form. Oculus and HTC have their light mapping sensors, while Sony's PlayStation...
05:25 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget The smart jacket from Google and Levi's arrives this fall for $350
It's been nearly two years since Google and Levi's announced their plans to work on connected garments, an idea born out of the tech giant's Advanced Technology and Products group. The ...
03:58 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget Alphabet's internet balloon chief leaves after 6 months
Alphabet's Project Loon is running into some figurative turbulence in addition to the literal kind. Tom Moore, the satellite executive who was brought on as CEO to help Project Loon become a ful...
02:29 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget Astronaut Jessica Meir will answer your questions on Tumblr
If you've got dreams of donning a spacesuit and going on trips outside the planet, don't miss Tumblr's Answer Time session today, March 11th. NASA's Jessica Meir will answer your q...
01:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget Why Senator Cory Booker draws inspiration from social media
Despite the fact that social media can be pretty terrible (fake news, trolling women and people of color, the list goes on), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) remains a fan. In a wide-ranging talk that kicke...
12:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Netflix has a dud in Marvel's 'Iron Fist'
'Iron Fist' Isn't JustRacially Uncomfortable,It's Also a Boring ShowKwame Opam,The VergeNetflix's run of generating buzz with its Marvel original series has come to an end. Th...
10:30 am -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget Apple wins Laptop Mag's tech support showdown (again)
Not every company offers first-class tech support for its laptops. With confusing web resources, unhelpful social media accounts and clueless phone reps, many brands put a lot of unnecessary obstacles...
09:00 am -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget SXSW 2017: What to watch out for over the weekend
The atmosphere here in Austin, Texas is warming up nicely (as is, thankfully, the weather). With the smell of BBQ and the constant strum of guitar now permanently lingering in the air, it can only mea...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Welcome to the weekend.If you're missing the usual editor's letter then know that we are too, and the man that usually wrote it. After six years with Engadget Michael Gorman is moving on, bu...
06:50 am -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget California plans to allow human-less self-driving car tests
The Departmen of Motor Vehicles in California will make it easier for automakers and tech titans to test their autonomous cars in the state. While it's currently the go-to place for companies loo...
04:23 am -05 - Sat, March 11, 2017
Engadget Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Oculus of using confidential info
While Oculus is still tied up in legal wrangling (in more than one direction) with Zenimax, a California judge just dismissed a different lawsuit against the company. Total Recall Technologies sued th...
11:56 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Samsung completes its biggest acquisition ever
Despite its explosive growth, Samsung has mostly preferred to buy smaller startups or develop its own technology. That changed last November when the company announced it would purchase Harman Interna...
11:19 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Seafaring drones are navigating Norway's fjords
While there are government-approved test sites for land-based autonomous vehicles in the US, so far there is only one official test site for their seafaring counterparts. Tucked away in Norway's ...
10:48 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Nintendo prez discusses Switch docks and left Joy-Con issues
Engadget editors have let you know how we feel after extended time with the Nintendo Switch, and in an interview with Time, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime gave us some updates from wit...
09:53 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget SEC rejects Winklevoss twins' plan to trade Bitcoin as stock
A plan from the Winklevoss twins that would have allowed stock traders to buy and sell Bitcoin without setting up a personal Bitcoin wallet has been denied by the US Securities and Exchange Commission...
09:25 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget PSVR goes on safari with 'Virry VR' nature documentary
Slowly but surely, PlayStation is releasing more non-gaming offerings for the PSVR headset. Next up is Virry VR, an app that wants to put you within arm's reach of Kenyan wildlife. Among other th...
08:36 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Watch how 'Alien: Covenant's' android is born
Another Alien film, another terrifying android that could spell humanity's downfall. In Prometheus, we were introduced to Michael Fassbender's David, a robot who was a bit too curious about ...
07:59 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Trump adviser spoke with DNC hacker during the campaign
Roger Stone, an adviser to Donald Trump during his successful presidential campaign, exchanged private messages with Guccifer 2.0, the person (or group) that hacked and leaked documents from the Democ...
06:55 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget WikiLeaks CIA cache: Fool me once
This week's poorly conceived distraction from Trump and Putin sittin' in a tree was brought to us by WikiLeaks, who dumped 8,761 documents of the CIA's hacking arsenal online for all to...
06:39 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' gets new racers and revives old modes
Without any hint that a new version was in the works, it was pretty clear that Mario Kart 8, one of the best reasons to own a Wii U, would be ported to the Switch. This is good news for the record-bre...
05:23 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Community group: AT&T 'digitally redlines' poor neighborhoods
Cleveland-based community groups have issued a report accusing AT&amp;T of engaging in a process known as "digital redlining" with regards to its broadband service in the city. The group...
04:41 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget IBM inches toward human-like accuracy for speech recognition
The tech world has spent years trying to create speech recognition software that listens as well as humans. Now, IBM says it's achieved a 5.5 percent word error rate, down from its previous recor...
04:13 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Google insists Hangouts for consumers isn't going away
After announcing their new AI-powered chat platforms Allo and Duo last September, Google seems to be sunsetting the old and busted Hangouts in favor of their new hotness. Several other announcements s...
03:21 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Next up in your News Feed: Gear VR livestreams
It looks like announcing 360-degree photos and videos for the Gear VR app was a teaser of what Oculus had in mind for this week. Now, Facebook's $2 billion baby is pulling back the curtain on the...
02:58 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget AT&T offers unlimited data with slow speeds for pre-paid plans
AT&amp;T is upgrading two of its inexpensive pre-paid GoPhone plans today, but they come with some serious trade-offs. The first plan, with unlimited data for $60 per month, only offers 3Mbps of d...
02:37 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Alphabet asks court to halt Uber's self-driving car project
Alphabet's self-driving car division Waymo seeks to completely block Uber's autonomous vehicle operations, according to new documents filed in federal court Friday. The documents are part of...
02:03 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Hulu adds A&E, History and Viceland to its live TV lineup
Hulu's live TV streaming service, set to debut later this spring, just got an even bigger channel selection. On Friday, Hulu announced a new partnership to add the A+E Networks family of six chan...
01:42 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget You won't have to pay to play 'Quake Champions'
The upcoming Quake Champions will be free-to-play. Or not. It depends on how you want to approach it. "At its core, it's a free-to-play game with the option to buy the Champion Pack and just...
01:18 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget New US solar installations nearly doubled in 2016
Yes, the head of the EPA did display a staggering level of ignorance about climate change, but not everything is terrible. A report produced by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget The best USB audio interface
By Al GriffinThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, ...
12:43 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Twitch desktop app aims to make streaming more social
Twitch has long been more than just a video game streaming platform. In fact, it's starting to morph into a full-fledged, gamer-centric social network and marketplace. Just a few days ago, the co...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget We're live from SXSW 2017!
The past few weeks have been intense for the tech world, what with MWC and GDC taking place over the past few weeks. Now it's turn for SXSW 2017. We're on the ground in Austin, Texas to chec...
12:14 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Airbnb might soon be legal in Japan
Looks like Airbnb is faring a lot better in Japan than in its own home: it might soon be able to legally operate within the country. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has given its blessing to ...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget YouTube made VR gaming videos for Google Daydream and Cardboard
You might have come across a few 360-degree gaming videos on YouTube since last year. Chances are, those are some of the results of the platform's partnership with creators and publishers formed ...
11:30 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 31: Look Inside America
On this episode a trio of out-of-towners -- managing editor James Trew, senior editor Aaron Souppouris and senior editor Mat Smith -- join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about the latest tech news...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget 'Sonic Mania' finally gives its lead character a unique special move
When Sega invited me behind closed doors to get an early look of Sonic Mania at GDC last month, I wasn't expecting much. I'd seen the trailers and indeed, it looked like a grand homage to fr...
10:41 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Facebook will stream live MLS soccer matches this season
Liga MX isn't the only pro soccer league you'll be able to watch on Facebook this season. The social network has signed another deal with Univision to stream at least 22 live Major League So...
10:22 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Verizon FiOS streaming no longer counts toward your data cap
Since chairman and net neutrality skeptic Ajit Pal dropped an FCC investigation into data-free "zero-rating," it's full speed ahead for carriers on unlimited video streaming. Verizon is...
10:02 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Get ready for more ads in Facebook's Instant Articles
As part of its Journalism Project, Facebook has revealed that it will allow publishers to place more ads in Instant Articles. That will allow sites like the Washington Post and New York Times to eke a...
09:30 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Airbus and Italdesign exhibit a Pop.Up future
Today on In Case You Missed It: Airbus and Italdesign demoed yet another flying car concept at the Geneva Auto Show this week. Dubbed "Pop.Up" the modular and autonomous vehicle can transfor...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Harmonix and Hasbro's new card game mashes up hit music
The heyday of music games may have passed, but that hasn't stopped Harmonix from experimenting with new ways for you to experience your favorite tunes. Sure, there's a new Rock Band coming t...
08:02 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Tesla pledges to fix Australian state's power woes
Lyndon Rive, co-founder of Solar City and head of Tesla's energy division, believes that his company could fix an Australian state's energy woes in just 100 days. Rive was talking to Austral...
06:58 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget A new 'Steven Universe' RPG is headed to consoles
Grab your cheeseburger backpack and a wad of Cookie Cat ice cream sandwiches, because Steven Universe is headed to home consoles. Grumpyface Studios, the team behind Attack the Light -- a surprisingly...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, March 10th 2017
Congratulations, you made it.The week is almost over, but first find out what the new head of the EPA said, the latest info on Gran Turismo Sport and catch up with the real-life person behind Horizon ...
04:35 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Google's new reRECAPTCHA automatically tells you're not a bot
Over the years, Google has utilised a number of methods to distinguish between human and bots on the web. Its take on the CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans ...
04:35 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Google's new reCAPTCHA automatically tells you're not a bot
Over the years, Google has utilised a number of methods to distinguish between human and bots on the web. Its take on the CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans ...
03:59 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget BT is finally splitting Openreach into a separate company
It's been a long time coming, but BT has finally agreed to spin off Openreach, the part of its business that handles most of the UK's broadband infrastructure. Ofcom, the UK's media reg...
03:10 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon.com now sells you stuff in Spanish
You can now browse Amazon's main website and mobile app in Spanish -- and, yes, we mean Amazon.com, not its .es counterpart. The e-commerce company has even added an easily accessible language se...
01:23 am -05 - Fri, March 10, 2017
Engadget Capy is making a game for Cartoon Network's new show
If the words "multimedia tie-in" bring back memories of bad video game adaptations and lame comic books pushed by marketing groups to promote feature films, then clearly the 80s and 90s have...
11:14 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget US Army looking to resupply troops via mortar bombardment
The US Army is working on a new means of rapidly resupplying its troops using hollowed out artillery shells. The system, while still in its concept phase, could eventually help deliver critical ammuni...
10:12 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Samsung-linked scandal takes down South Korea's president
The same scandal behind the arrest and indictment of Samsung exec and heir Lee Jae-yong has resulted in the removal of South Korean president Park Geun-Hye. Parliament impeached Park on December 9th o...
09:44 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget John Carmack sues ZeniMax for unpaid acquisition money
Oculus CTO John Carmack has personally joined the litigation war between his company and ZeniMax. He has just filed a lawsuit against the media firm for refusing to pay the rest of what it owes him fo...
09:22 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Marines had swapped nude photos of female soldiers since last May
Last Saturday, the California-based Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that a Facebook group, Marines United, had been distributing nude photos of servicewomen for some time. US Naval authori...
08:19 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget 'Gran Turismo Sport' closed beta kicks off March 17th
Like seemingly every Polyphony Digital game, Gran Turismo Sport has been a long time in coming... but you might not have to wait much longer to give it a spin. Polyphony has announced a Gran Turismo S...
07:34 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget 'Many' Android exploits in WikiLeaks CIA files are already fixed
Apple isn't the only company scrambling to reassure the public that it has fixed most of the CIA exploits revealed in WikiLeaks' latest disclosure. Google tells CNET it's "confide...
06:59 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Telltale's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' game premieres this spring
Telltale Games announced it's working with Marvel on a Guardians of the Galaxy game last year. Now, we're getting a sneak peek at the episodic adventure, along with details about its launch ...
06:38 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Twitter's next anti-abuse measure cordons off 'offensive' profiles
Twitter is taking another step toward curtailing abuse on the platform. But, it seems like the microblogging service is being a tad overzealous. Now, rather than just marking certain attached media as...
06:12 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget 'Uncharted 4' leads this year's BAFTA game nominations
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a big Naughty Dog fan, apparently. It announced the nominees for this year's video game awards, and Uncharted 4 leads the way with eight...
05:44 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Trippy rhythm-action game 'Thumper' is coming to Xbox One
No matter what platform you own, you'll be able to play last year's excellent rhythm game, Thumper. Developer Drool writes on Xbox Wire that the equally trippy and violent music game will ma...
05:20 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Contact your Senator with a fax-sending bot
The rallying cry to contact your member of Congress is louder than ever these days, but actually reaching them isn't very easy. Even if they accept email, they're far more likely to acknowl...
04:55 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget 'Elder Scrolls' digital card game launches after year-long beta
Elder Scrolls Legends, a digital card game set in publisher Bethesda's fantasy universe, has just come out of a year-long beta period. The strategy title is ready to play on PC right now, and is ...
04:28 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a SwagTron T1 hoverboard
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...
04:09 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Plex turns any cloud folder into an instant media server
After a slightly rocky beta test, Plex's new cloud-based media server is now ready for public consumption. Rather than relying on a media server PC or a networked storage drive, Plex Cloud allows...
03:40 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Google's 4K digital whiteboard will retail for $5,000 in May
Google announced pricing and availability for its upcoming 4k digital whiteboard, dubbed the Jamboard, during its Next cloud computing conference in San Francisco on Thursday. The company first unveil...
03:17 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Once-banned Vigilante app now warns of nearby emergencies
Late last year, Sp0n released a Vigilante mobile app that was supposed to warn you of nearby crimes and emergencies. Or rather, it tried to release the app -- Apple quickly pulled the title after worr...
02:54 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Retinal implant could add years to your eyesight
Scientists have been struggling to fight retinal degeneration in an elegant way. The most practical solution so far involves external devices that send wires to the back of your eyes. There might be a...
02:39 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Google is ready to take over your office chat with Hangouts
Google's work of transitioning Hangouts from being its default chat app to a more business focus is nearly complete. First up is the formally announced Hangouts Meet. Sound familiar? That's ...
02:24 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Google refines Drive for large businesses
Google today unveiled a suite of new tools designed to help big businesses communicate and coordinate in Drive. The first improvement is Drive File Stream, which allows users to access their entire Dr...
02:21 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Gmail add-ons will soon be easier to use
Gmail add-ons are handy for adding quick access to tools you would ordinarily have to leave the email app to employ. At its Cloud Next conference today, Google announced that it's changing how yo...
01:43 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget VSCO brings GIFs to its main iPhone app
In October, Giphy reported that it has over 100 million users every day. Yes, GIFs are huge, and camera app VSCO wants in. That's why, back in 2015, it introduced DSCO. The iOS-only spin-off app ...
01:18 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Ubisoft reveals year two 'The Division' expansions and gifts
Ubisoft has unveiled its roadmap for The Division year two expansions and is throwing in some gifts for the game's first anniversary. Judging by the details it revealed, you're not going to ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Visit the ISS in virtual reality with an Oculus Rift
Most of us will (sadly) never be able to visit the ISS in person and will have to make do with photos and videos of the orbiting lab. If you have an Oculus Rift, though, you have a far more immersive ...
12:44 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget New NASA budget focuses almost exclusively on space
Congress has finally passed a bill authorizing NASA's new budget that gives the agency annual funding of$19.5 billion. The paperwork remains mostly unchanged from when it was passed in the Senate...
12:22 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget WikiLeaks offers to work with tech firms to fix CIA exploits
Founder Julian Assange says that WikiLeaks will offer tech companies access to CIA's leaked hacking techniques and code. During a news conference held at The Embassy of Ecuador in London on Thurs...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Designers dream of electric dresses at Paris Fashion Week
In the middle of Paris Fashion Week, Ghost in the Shell "Prototype" (hosted by Paramount Pictures and Tumblr) aimed to show off cutting-edge fashion that makes use of technology. Weirdly, th...
11:42 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Bead screen depicts atomic life in glorious low resolution
In an era where virtually flawless 8K screens are a reality, it's easy to forget that low-resolution displays have their own appeal -- a flickering tube TV can exhibit more character than most mo...
11:19 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget EPA head suggests CO2 isn't a 'primary contributor' to climate change
If you want a good example of why American environmental scientists are in such a state of despair these days, you just got it. When asked by CNBC whether or not he thought carbon dioxide was the &quo...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget The strange life of video game voice actor Ashly Burch
It took two years for Ashly Burch to record all of Aloy's dialogue in Horizon Zero Dawn.This was after about a year of auditioning for a mysterious new project from the creators of the Killzone s...
10:51 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Premier League wins court order to block Kodi football streams
The Premier League has been granted stronger powers to crack down on copyright infringing streams of football matches. Under a new court order, approved by the UK's high court, the organisation w...
10:12 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook apes Snapchat Stories again for Messenger
Facebook has copied Snapchat's Stories feature not just once, twice, or thrice, but four times now its latest app. Messenger Day has launched worldwide today after a limited test. Much like other...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget GBoard on Android catches up to iOS with GIF, emoji suggestions
It took around seven months for Google's GBoard to arrive on Android after its iOS debut. Following that tradition of tardiness, today's update adds features to the Android version that'...
09:23 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Some Google Pixel phones are having microphone issues
Following hundreds of user complaints, Google has confirmed that some of its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are having microphone problems that require a warranty replacement. Owners have reported fai...
09:02 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Congress begins rolling back Obama's broadband privacy rules
As expected, Republicans in Congress have begun the process of rolling back the FCC's broadband privacy rules which prevent excessive surveillance. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake introduced a reso...
08:28 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's politics show is coming back for a second season
Snapchat will stream a second season of Good Luck America, a political show that aims to "help Snapchatters make sense of a weird time in America," the social network told Variety. It's...
08:15 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget UK newspapers want Facebook and Google probed over 'fake news'
The UK's newspaper industry is calling on the British government to investigate Google and Facebook's role in the controversial rise of 'fake' news. Responding to an inquiry set up...
08:02 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget 'Farpoint' will feature online co-op
There's even more riding on the success of Farpoint, the first PlayStation VR title that uses Sony's new Aim controller. The company has revealed that the game will also be a showcase online...
07:29 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Google Home works with eBay's ShopBot to price your stuff
RJ Pittman, eBay's chief product officer, has demoed an interesting Google Home feature at the tech titan's Cloud Next conference. He asked the speaker if he could speak to eBay, which activ...
06:45 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Interactive movie 'Late Shift' comes to consoles this April
Is it a movie, a video game, or a choose your own adventure book? I'm tempted to say it's a mixture of all three. Late Shift emerged last year as an interactive film where you, the viewer, c...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, March 9th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.After a week, the Nintendo Switch has made an impression on our editors, but is it a good one? It's also time for a big PS4 update, and there's a concept...
05:30 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Why London is a self-driving nightmare for the Nissan Leaf
For the people sitting in the lobby of the Aloft ExCel, a premium hotel in the heart of London's Docklands district, it was a typical day. Some were there on business, others to see the city. A h...
04:07 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget FBI Director Comey: 'no such thing as absolute privacy'
If you're wondering how the director of the FBI can justify advising that you tape over your webcam while also asking for backdoor access to iPhones, check out his keynote speech at the 2017 Bost...
02:45 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Baidu's Deep Voice can quickly synthesize realistic human speech
Baidu has been quietly working on other projects besides self-driving cars at its AI center in Silicon Valley, and now it has revealed one of them to MIT's Technology Review. Apparently, the Chin...
01:03 am -05 - Thu, March 9, 2017
Engadget Solar-powered UK schools face an 800 percent tax increase
Solar technology could face a huge hurdle in the United Kingdom. Schools and certain businesses with solar panels installed may see a 800 percent raise in taxes when a law goes into effect this April,...
11:28 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Google can use machine learning to identify objects in videos
You've been able to use a reverse Google search to hunt down similar photos on the internet for years thanks to image recognition and processing tools, but only for static pictures. Today, at Goo...
09:50 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Uber promises it won't 'Greyball' law enforcement anymore
Nearly a week after a New York Times report exposed Uber's use of an internal tool to target and mislead local authorities the company says it's "expressly prohibiting its use to target...
08:14 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Electric jet ski promises eco-friendly watersports
For all of the choices you now have when it comes to electric cars, you're not so fortunate if you're looking for a personal watercraft. There have been attempts, but you're usually loo...
06:56 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget 'Left 4 Dead' character returns to haunt 'Dead by Daylight'
Dead by Daylight, the hit survival-horror game that pits a team of four players against a dangerous killer, is getting a new character as part of the title's free "Left Behind" DLC. Pla...
06:33 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget This anti-social robot's only task is to avoid people
Robots are usually created to help us, but that's not always the case. Last week, California's Palm Desert was home to a machine that was different. ShyBot didn't serve us at all, inste...
05:58 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Burger-flipping robot has its first day on the job in California
The next time you place an order at a fast food joint, you could see a robot behind the counter. Flippy is an AI-driven kitchen assistant that can flip burgers and place them on buns, and it debuted t...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget CIA responds to WikiLeaks with an extra long 'no comment'
A day after a WikiLeaks post claimed to reveal inside details of the CIA's hacking apparatus, the agency has responded with a "no comment" and then some. In a statement posted by NBC Ne...
05:07 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget China ridesharing giant opens a self-driving car lab in the US
Didi's ever-expanding ridesharing empire might be centered in China, but it's still willing to head overseas to advance its goals. The company is opening an AI lab in Mountain View, Californ...
04:42 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Experiment suggests potatoes really will grow on Mars
It looks like Mark Watney, the fictional, stranded astronaut in The Martian, was right about one thing. Potatoes can grow on Mars. The International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima placed a special potato...
04:18 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Final 'Destiny' add-on revives old raids on March 28th
At the end of this month, Bungie will release the last extra content for its shooter MMO Destiny before it moves on to the game's sequel. In a livestream today, the studio's developers and c...
03:52 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Tesla's new solar energy station will power Hawaii at night
Renewable energy supplies are great because they produce power without filling the air with pollution. Yet, once the sun goes down solar panels become pretty useless. But Tesla and Hawaii have a solut...
03:35 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Pinterest acquires Jelly, the startup from Twitter's Biz Stone
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's startup Jelly has seen plenty of twists and turns since its 2013 introduction: it launched as a crowdsourced question-and-answer service, pivoted, and then pivoted ...
03:14 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Switch owners will wait longer (and pay more) for 'Rime'
If The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has piqued your interest in whimsical open-world adventure games featuring young men solving puzzles, Rime has you covered. It's coming out on May 26th ...
02:55 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Snapchat 'celebrates' women with more insensitive filters
Snapchat has a really hard time celebrating without coming off as offensive. Last 4/20, the app introduced a Bob Marley filter that prompted accusations of racial insensitivity. A few months later, it...
02:38 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' update adds ground vehicles to the mix
When Hello Games teased big things coming with No Man's Sky's Path Finder update, it wasn't joking around. The studio has taken the wraps off the upgrade, and there's a lot more t...
02:38 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' update adds more than just ground vehicles
When Hello Games teased big things coming with No Man's Sky's Path Finder update, it wasn't joking around. The studio has taken the wraps off the upgrade, and there's a lot more th...
02:19 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget NASA highlights women in STEM with a virtual field trip
NASA and Google Expeditions are celebrating International Women's Day with a series of virtual field trips highlighting the careers of seven women and their contributions to America's space ...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget A renewable planet is almost inevitable
When the leader of the free world denies climate change and fills his cabinet with like-minded individuals, it's hard not to panic. The world is, after all, hurtling toward an irrevocable ecologi...
01:40 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget China bans new South Korean games over a political crisis
China is rather irate that South Korea is starting to install the US' THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system to protect against North Korean threats. To that end, it&...
01:21 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Airbus unveils an autonomous, modular flying car concept
Flying cars face many obstacles, but one of the biggest is accommodating all the parts needed to both drive and fly -- their designs amount to big, heavy compromises. Airbus and Italdesign want to try...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook's Gear VR app helps you find 360 photos and video
A ton of 360-degree photos and videos are uploaded to Facebook every day. The challenge, if you own a Gear VR headset, is finding the best stuff in the Oculus Video store, or amongst the deluge of sel...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget IBM built an atomic hard drive
While the rush to keep pace with Moore's Law is getting rather "chaotic", researchers at IBM announced on Wednesday that they have drastically reduced the space required to store a bit ...
12:43 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget PS4 gets Boost Mode, external drive support on March 9th
After more than a little teasing, Sony's PS4 version 4.50 update is almost here. The sweeping upgrade is now slated to arrive on March 9th, and is now confirmed to include that rumored Boost Mode...
12:43 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget PS4 Pro's Boost Mode arrives on March 9th
After more than a little teasing, Sony's PS4 version 4.50 update is almost here. The sweeping upgrade is now slated to arrive on March 9th, and is now confirmed to include that rumored Boost Mode...
12:19 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Nintendo sorta cares about getting Netflix on the Switch
Nintendo will bring streaming video services to the Switch, but don't hold your breath, because it'll probably take a while. That's the main takeaway from a Washington Post interview wi...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Many of us bought the Nintendo Switch last week
We were lucky enough to get an early look at the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But now that the console and its killer launch game are finally available to all (if you c...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Engadget's editors on the Nintendo Switch
We were lucky enough to get an early look at the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But now that the console and its killer launch game are finally available to all (if you c...
11:38 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Bentley unveils its first all-electric grand tourer
If you ever wanted a sign that the world is moving toward a greener future, you could find a big one at the Geneva Motor Show. Bentley, a company that makes enormous gas-guzzling vehicles for the one ...
11:22 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Nest said to be working on home security and a low-cost thermostat
Notice how Nest hasn't had any truly new products lately? If you believe insider accounts, it's no coincidence -- management troubles, and the struggle to develop a home security system, lef...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget The world's largest solar farm, from space
Just over two years ago, California's 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm was the world's largest solar project. A year later, the 579-megawatt Solar Star farm, also in California, laid claim to t...
10:42 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Period tracker secretly gives Iranian women access to vital info
A period tracker's function is pretty self-explanatory, unless it's an app called Hamdam that sprung out of IranCubator. According to Buzzfeed News, it was deliberately designed to be a Troj...
10:32 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget What the Spring 2017 Budget means for UK tech
The UK's chancellor Philip Hammond has provided more details today on the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), a project unveiled at last November's Autumn Statement to support scie...
10:19 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Microsoft reminds us that So.cl exists by closing it down
Microsoft is shutting down So.cl, a quasi-social network launched by its FUSE Labs research division. In case you forgot (admit it, you forgot), it was never intended to be a competitor to Facebook or...
10:00 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Semen, centrifuges and a personal journey in male fertility
In August 2012, I came into a neon-pink shot glass. Nine months later, a baby was born.I'd never planned on having a child of my own -- and to be clear, I still don't -- but when two of my b...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Roving robots measure health vitals
Today on In Case You Missed It: Belgian company BeWell has created an automated roving kiosk that assists doctors and nurses in admitting and testing patients. The robot kiosk, called the Wellpoint sy...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget The Nemesis System is huge in 'Middle-earth: Shadow of War'
The standout feature of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was the Nemesis System. It added a layer of strategy to an otherwise standard action game, allowing players to see the strengths and weaknesses o...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Google's first original podcast is 'City Soundtracks'
Spotify isn't the only one experimenting with original podcasts. Today, Google is announcing its first exclusive series for Play Music users called City Soundtracks. The concept is similar to the...
08:29 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget 805HP GT Concept hints at the future of Mercedes hybrids
If you're Mercedes, how do you follow up the SLS AMG and AMG GT coupes? With this GT Concept, which, as exec Tobias Moers says, is Mercedes "giving a preview of our third completely independ...
08:10 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget You can now use Apple Pay to donate to 22 UK charities
Apple has partnered with 22 UK charities to let iOS users pledge donations using Apple Pay. The feature, which rolled out in the US last November, operates inside the Safari browser and lets anyone wi...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Vimeo now supports 360-degree video
Virtual reality hardware wouldn't be anywhere without content to play on it -- that's why so many big video companies are putting resources towards immersive, 360-degree video playback. Face...
07:25 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget There's a secret, celebrity-only version of Tinder
Celebrities have the same needs that the rest of us, they're just wealthier, better-looking and demand more privacy. It's why Tinder quietly set up a special members-only version of its app,...
06:45 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Apple says it's already patched 'many' Wikileaks iOS exploits
Less than 24 hours ago, Wikileaks published a large cache of documents detailing top secret CIA operations conducted by its Center for Cyber Intelligence. Included in the 8,761 documents and files, re...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, March 8th 2017
Good morning!Wikileaks is at it again, this time going after the CIA. Flickr has learned a new trick, offering a Google Photos-like "similarity search" and we know the name of Star Trek'...
05:00 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Circle with Disney launches Alexa and rewards apps integration
Circle with Disney, a device that gives you control over your kids' internet activities by connecting to your WiFi network, now has a "smart family" platform. It's called Circle Co...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Unity sponsors 50 developers affected by Trump's travel ban
On top of all the other obstacles they face, many game developers from nations like Iran, Iraq and Syria couldn't make it to GDC in San Francisco because of the Trump administration's immigr...
03:05 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget 'Voodoo Vince Remastered' brings the bayou to Xbox April 18th
Cult classic Voodoo Vince is getting a second chance at life (death?) next month. Come April 18th, the quirky platformer from Microsoft's first game console will launch as a Play Anywhere title o...
01:33 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget Google helps libraries encourage kids to code
Google has added a new project to its list of library programs, which include WiFi hotspot lending. The tech titan has teamed up with the American Library Association (ALA) to launch "Libraries R...
12:03 am -05 - Wed, March 8, 2017
Engadget 'Oleo Sponge' may be the key to cleaning up after oil spills
Cleaning up after an oil spill isn't an easy job. Just ask Exxon Mobil, or, for a more recent example, BP. Current clean-up methods include skimming it of a body off water's surface or burni...
10:31 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Lawyer in copyright-trolling porn shakedown pleads guilty
Copyright issues typically follow big companies legally challenging folks who upload protected content without their say-so. But the two lawyers behind Prenda Law took file-sharing infringement to a b...
09:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA launches Jetson TX2 platform for drones and robots
NVIDIA has launched Jetson TX1's successor at event today, and it was designed to run twice as fast while drawing less than 7.5 watts of power. The product aptly called Jason TX2 is an AI platfor...
08:28 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime is now available in Mexico
It's been about two years since Amazon launched in Mexico via Amazon.com.mx, but starting Tuesday online shoppers in the country can finally sign up for unlimited free shipping and streaming vide...
07:44 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget 'No Man's Sky' teases a new way to roam your home planet
Exploring your home planet in No Man's Sky is about to get easier. Hello Games has announced it's adding a new vehicle to the space sim in its upcoming "Path Finder" update....
06:59 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Finding the dog pictures you want on Flickr just got easier
Flickr is finally catching up to the likes of Google Photos and Google Search. Now when you check out Yahoo's photo sharing site you can find all manner of visually similar pictures just by click...
06:32 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Consumer Reports now rates product privacy and security
When you read a review for a product, you're usually looking for tangible qualities like battery life and performance. As we've seen lately, though, the company's respect for your data ...
05:53 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Mozilla is bringing modern video games to your browser
Modern 3D video games require a ton of processing power to look good and respond to player input quickly. That's why most of the web-based games you see today are at best stripped down versions o...
05:31 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Looney Tunes and other classic cartoons get a streaming service
Your favorite Saturday morning cartoons are going digital. Turner and Warner Bros. are teaming up for a new standalone video subscription service called Boomerang. It'll offer over 5,000 titles f...
05:12 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Nintendo wins a key case against a 3DS modchip seller
Nintendo is no stranger to cracking down on companies that sell tools enabling pirated games on its consoles. However, its latest victory might be more important than most. The company has won a copyr...
04:57 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget FCC chairman Ajit Pai nominated for another term
President Donald Trump has officially nominated current FCC Chairman and net neutrality opponent Ajit Pai for another five-year term on the commission, Axios reported on Tuesday. Pai's first term...
04:45 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget ACLU and 170 other groups ask the FCC to keep net neutrality
The current FCC administration is determined to end net neutrality whatever the cost, but that isn't stopping policy groups from making a bid to save it. Over 170 groups (including the American C...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget GDC opens up its arms to the trans community
Two weeks ago, the Trump administration rolled back federal protection for transgender students who wish to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. The act has drawn criticism for not...
04:20 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget CNN launches a virtual reality news unit
The Cable News Network is going virtual. CNN has announced the launch of a new immersive journalism unit called CNNVR that will produce videos and live streams of major news events, along with a weekl...
04:04 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Instagram Stories now feature Snapchat-like geostickers
Snapchat gave users location-specific stickers for snaps back in August and now Instagram is doing the same. With a recent update to the photo-sharing app, you can now use geostickers to adorn images ...
03:56 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget How a joke tweet brought 911 to its knees
For over 12 hours in late October, 911 lines across the country were ringing so much that they nearly went down. Nobody knew why this was happening, until Phoenix police discovered that 18-year-old Me...
03:13 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget 'Star Trek: Discovery' will have Jason Isaacs as its captain
Star Trek: Discovery's cast has slowly been coming together, but there's been one glaring omission: who's helming the show's namesake ship? At last, we know: say hello to Jason Isa...
02:48 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Uber confirms it's hiring a Chief Operations Officer
The rumors of Uber planning to hire a second-in-command were true. CEO Travis Kalanick has confirmed that his ridesharing company is "actively looking" for a Chief Operating Officer that wou...
02:24 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Chanel 'launched' a rocket during its fashion show in Paris
Fashion brands are really into space-themed shows at the moment. Just a few weeks ago, designer Nick Graham revealed his "Life on Mars: F/W 2035" menswear collection in NYC, and now Chanel h...
01:58 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget ZTE will pay $1.19 billion for violating US trade sanctions
ZTE is still feeling the pain from its alleged violation of US trade sanctions against Iran and North Korea. The Chinese tech giant has reached an agreement with the Commerce Department to both plead ...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Toyota put on a race to find the most efficient drivers
There's an air of excitement in the car as we whip around a corner at Sonoma Raceway, 45 minutes north of San Francisco. The passenger up front is barking stats at the driver while staring at an ...
01:30 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Toyota put on a race to find the most-efficient drivers
There's an air of excitement in the car as we whip around a corner at Sonoma Raceway, 45 minutes north of San Francisco. The passenger up front is barking stats at the driver while staring at an ...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Lyft lets you hail rides directly through other apps
Before long, you'll be able to hail a Lyft ride from a lot more places than just the company's app. That's the vision behind a new program for developers the company launched today call...
12:22 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget This attack alarm is baked into a ring
The obvious issue with a personal attack alarm is that if you don't have one in your hand, it's pointless. We've seen a few devices that incorporate technology inside jewelry, which is ...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Pinterest adds visual search to its handy browser extensions
Pinterest introduces new ways for its users to access pinned items on the regular and today it's revealing yet another. Starting tomorrow, you can employ the company's visual search tech to ...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget BBC and ITV's 'BritBox' streaming service arrives in the US
The BBC and ITV have banded together to launch their own subscription streaming service in the US. They've teased "BritBox" before, but now it's actually here, for $6.99 per month ...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Razer's new digital currency is both outdated and enticing
The last thing the gaming industry needs is another digital currency system that supplants dollars for an exclusive "points" system -- and yet that's exactly what Razer invited me to se...
11:42 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Land Rover's Project Hero SUV launches a drone to aid rescue workers
It's no secret that drones are useful for surveying situations where it might be too dangerous for a human to tread. This includes tough terrain that search and rescue teams encounter and Jaguar ...
11:22 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Amazon hands over Alexa data after murder suspect gives the okay
Amazon has agreed to hand over Alexa data to prosecutors in a murder trial after the defendant, an Echo owner, gave permission. The company had initially refused to do so, saying it "seeks to pro...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Marantz receiver courtesy of Auro Technologies!
You may have updated your set to 4K HDR to dazzle your eyes, but don't let your ears miss out on the all the fun. Auro Technologies offers an extremely immersive theater experience with its Auro-...
10:43 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget WikiLeaks claims to have the CIA's hacking toolkit
WikiLeaks just ignited another powder keg. Julian Assange's outfit has posted the first of a string of CIA leaks, nicknamed Vault 7, that purports to reveal the agency's "entire hackin...
10:43 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget WikiLeaks claims to have the CIA's hacking toolkit (updated)
WikiLeaks just ignited another powder keg. Julian Assange's outfit has posted the first of a string of CIA leaks, nicknamed Vault 7, that purports to reveal the agency's "entire hacking...
10:31 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Meet the automated triage nurse of the future
If you think that the march of automation isn't going to affect jobs in the medical profession then, uh, you better sit down. A Belgian company called BeWell is showing off Wellpoint, a self-serv...
10:08 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop One offers a proper glimpse at its Nevada test site
Hyperloop One has been showing off bits and pieces of its high-speed tube transport system over the past several months, but now it's ready to show something more complete. The company has offere...
09:44 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Blue Origin shows how 'New Glenn' rocket will fly and land
Yesterday Blue Origin showed off the BE-4 engine for its "New Glenn" rocket, and today CEO Jeff Bezos revealed its launch customer and an animation showing how it'll fly. Its new ship i...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Tech companies and game devs are gearing up for AR
Last year's Game Developers Conference was ruled by virtual reality. From Sony detailing its PSVR launch plans to Oculus showcasing the first batch of games for the consumer Rift headset, you cou...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Nest adds two-factor authentication to protect your data
Nest has finally launched two-factor authentication to prevent hackers from accessing your camera feeds or any other personal info. You can activate the feature under Account Security in the Nest app....
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Great keyboard design can be undermined by bad decisions
One problem with loving quirkily-designed mechanical keyboards is that there's a risk of falling onto a hype train of your own making. At first blush, Lofree's wireless mechanical keyboard l...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget littleBits' new kit teaches kids to build and code electronic games
Thanks to a bigger push toward computer science education, there's been an influx of coding toys for kids in recent years. Even tech companies like Apple and Google have joined in with tools to g...
08:31 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook reports the BBC for flagging sexualised child images
A BBC investigation has criticised Facebook for failing to tackle inappropriate content posted by its users, specifically sexualised images of children. Reporters tested Facebook's moderation too...
08:31 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook reports the BBC for flagging sexualized child images
A BBC investigation has criticised Facebook for failing to tackle inappropriate content posted by its users, specifically sexualized images of children. Reporters tested Facebook's moderation too...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget FreedomPop launches a cheap phone to go with its free SIM
Well, this is unexpected. FreedomPop has unveiled its own Android phone today, for the darn-cheap-but-not-quite-free price of &pound;59. The new FreedomPop V7 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 pro...
07:20 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget IMDb adds 'F-Rating' to help users identify feminist-friendly movies
In a bid to highlight movies that celebrate women in cinema, popular film information site IMDb has incorporated a new feminist classification into its listings. In order for a movie to earn the new &...
06:40 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Doppler Labs sues Bose over 'Hearphones' name and tech
When the Bose Hearphones first came out, we noted that they looked like Bose's QuietControl 30 with the technology of Doppler Labs' Here One earbuds. Apparently Doppler Labs also noticed the...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, March 7th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Some good news / weird news for the Nintendo Switch, a video game cheating service lost in court and a look inside Sonos' newest speaker. Keep an eye on the s...
05:45 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget Shipping giant tests IBM's blockchain tech to track cargo
Maersk Line, known as the world's largest container shipping company, has teamed up with IBM to start using blockchain to track its cargo. From the time the tech titan opened its Watson-powered b...
04:40 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget A San Francisco startup 3D printed a whole house in 24 hours
San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor built a whole house in a Russian town within 24 hours. It didn't repair an existing home or use prefabricated parts to make that happen -- its technology'...
02:59 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget New York Times reporters' tweets will appear in its paper edition
The pages just inside the print edition of The New York Times had previously been used to list corrections and article summaries for later stories. Last week, the newspaper announced a shakeup that re...
01:20 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget How to stop the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con from losing sync
It seems as if your left Nintendo Switch Joy-Con hasn't lost sync with the console yet, it's only a matter of time before that could happen. As we saw in iFixit's teardown of the consol...
12:01 am -05 - Tue, March 7, 2017
Engadget How Sonos made the new Playbase sound a lot better than it should
Amazon upended the home speaker space with the Echo, causing other companies to start figuring out voice control systems of their own. Sonos, which has made WiFi-enabled speakers for years, has repeat...
11:57 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget VW's 'Sedric' self-driving car could chauffer you or strangers
Volkswagen is planning for the future. Today the automaker laid out its plans for Sedric -- short for "self-driving car" -- a sort of hybrid between car ownership and ride-sharing. The boxy,...
11:23 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget The Switch is the fastest-selling console in Nintendo history
If you've had a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch at the store, there may be good reason for that. The Friday through Saturday sales for Nintendo's latest console surpassed the first two-d...
10:33 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget MIT finds an easy way to control robots with your brain
A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) wanted robots to be a more natural extension of our bodies. See, you'd usually have to issue vocal or very s...
09:41 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Google's AI-powered translator works with three more languages
Google wants language translation to sound more natural. Last year, it began moving away from phrase-based machine translation and created an AI-powered system called Google Neural Machine Translation...
08:37 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Ghost Recon,' 'Love,' 'The Americans'
This week's big game release is the latest entry in the Ghost Recon series. This time the adventuring is in an open world, but if you ask us, Wildlands loses some of the stealth and teamwork that...
08:03 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Twitch goes full Facebook
Twitch is starting to look a lot like Facebook or Twitter. Following the addition of private messaging and live update tools, today Twitch unveiled Pulse, the next step in the site's transformati...
07:01 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Robots could wear flesh to help form transplants
Right now, you have to grow human transplants in a stationary environment. That's more than a little dangerous when they could buckle under the stresses of a real body. Oxford University may ha...
06:04 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget AI predicts how athletes will react in certain situations
When you think of sports analysis, you probably think of raw stats like time in the opposing half or shots on goal. However, that doesn't really tell teams how they should have played beyond vagu...
05:36 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Major League Baseball approves another wearable for in-game use
Major League Baseball began allowing players to use two wearable devices during games before the 2016 season started. The league is now adding another gadget to its approved list: the Whoop Strap. Whi...
05:02 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget PS Vue adds multi-picture feature just in time for March Madness
Sony is launching a new multi-view feature on PlayStation Vue at a very opportune time for sports fans. March Madness begins next week, and starting today, subscribers to the streaming service can wat...
04:38 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget 'Outlast 2' will seriously creep you out this April
The follow-up to hit survival-horror game Outlast is coming to PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 on April 25. Outlast 2 will attempt to raise the creep factor with more genre-defining "WTF" mom...
04:15 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo can add to your Office 365 calendar
Amazon's Echo speakers and other Alexa devices can already control your Outlook.com calendar, but what about your schedule at work? You're covered there, too. Alexa now supports Office 365...
03:53 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Netflix wants another 'Gilmore Girls' season
Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino already knew what the last four word of the show would be when it started shooting in 2000. Sixteen years later, those lines were finally delivered last yea...
03:32 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Verizon offers pre-paid FiOS service plans
Verizon announced on Monday that it is making its FiOS fiber-optic data, voice and television package available as a pre-paid service. That means you won't need to submit to a credit check, pay a...
03:10 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget The tech that makes MMO development easy for indies
SpatialOS is the technical foundation that makes massive, persistent, online world-building possible, even for small video game studios. Think of large, mainstream games like Destiny or Elder Scrolls ...
02:48 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Public Access' time is done, but a better Engadget community awaits
It's been just shy of two years since we unveiled Public Access, our grand experiment in community contribution. In that time, we've seen some excellent stories published on the platform by ...
02:26 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch controllers can steer games on your computer
Ever since gamers discovered that the Nintendo Switch's Pro Controller works with computers, there's been a lingering question: what about the Joy-Cons you get with the system itself? Yes, ...
02:04 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Twitter suspends ex-KKK leader David Duke... then brings him back
David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan and vocal white supremacist, was suspended from Twitter this morning. And then the social network restored his account, albeit with a reset follower cou...
01:38 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Jay Z launches a venture capital firm to back startups
Jay Z was rumored to be launching a venture capital firm, and it looks like the scuttlebutt was true. His company Roc Nation has formed Arrive, a VC "platform" that will help younger startup...
01:15 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook now flags fake news
After taking heat for months in the run up to the presidential elections, Facebook has been cracking down on fake news spreading through its social network. The company recently began using third-part...
12:44 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Russian hackers are extorting American left-wing groups
Russian hackers aren't done trying to influence American politics just because the presidential election is over, if you believe Bloomberg's sources. The news outlet understands that the FB...
12:22 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Blue Origin's latest rocket engine is finally complete
After six years of development, the first of Blue Origin's new BE-4 rocket engines has finally been fully assembled. The company's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, debuted the images via a serie...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Trump's new immigration ban restricts residents of six countries
President Donald Trump has signed another executive order limiting immigration to the US, this time temporarily banning citizens from six predominantly Muslim nations. The biggest difference between t...
11:41 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Parking ticket chat bot now helps refugees claim asylum
Joshua Browder's chat bot lawyer, DoNotPay, is clearly multi-talented -- after getting people out of parking fines, it's now helping refugees find a home in a new country. Browder has adapte...
11:19 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Google Home spouts fake news in response to questions
Google is once again showing the benefits of human curation when it comes to fake news. Several sources have noticed that Google Home is reading back very bad information in response to questions like...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Adobe Lightroom mobile now captures RAW images in HDR mode
If you enjoy capturing high dynamic range (HDR) images with your phone, Adobe just added a new feature to Lightroom mobile that might come in handy. Starting today on both Android and iOS versions of ...
10:36 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Smart meters might not be so smart
A study from the University of Twente and Amsterdam's University of Applied Sciences believes that smart meters need extra schooling. Researchers have published a report claiming that the meters ...
10:15 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget IBM plans to build a universal quantum computer
Companies can technically buy a quantum computer right now, but it's not really the same as a general-purpose computer. Even if you don't question whether or not it is quantum computing, it...
09:54 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget WHO: Pollution is killing millions of children each year
The World Health Organization (WHO) released its first report on children's health and the environment, showing that the effects of pollution are felt most strongly by the very young. Of the deat...
09:33 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Fitbit unveils a stylish Alta band with heart-rate tracking
It's been around a year since Fitbit unveiled the Alta, its first stab at a wearable that's both thin and attractive. Now Fitbit is introducing a new model that delivers one of its most requ...
09:33 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Fitbit unveils a stylish Alta band with heart rate tracking
It's been around a year since Fitbit unveiled the Alta, its first stab at a wearable that's both thin and attractive. Now Fitbit is introducing a new model that delivers one of its most requ...
09:21 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget B&O adds to its wireless speaker lineup with the Beolit 17
The Beolit 12 speaker was the first device introduced on Bang &amp; Olufen's Play line of audio gear back in 2012. It was followed by the Beolit 15 in 2015 and now the company has an even lar...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Microsoft and Steelcase envision the perfect Surface office
With the Surface Book, Surface Studio and other products, Microsoft has managed to attract graphics pros, designers and engineers, many used to working with Apple products. It's now taking the ne...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget A naked barbarian simulator saved FunCom from bankruptcy
It's easy to disassociate game developers from the success or failure of their titles. The average gamer might not notice if a company's most recent releases aren't selling well, and wo...
07:03 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget US Air Force buys counter-drone tech to battle ISIS
The Pentagon is purchasing tech from Israeli defense firm that could jam or take down weaponized drones used by ISIS, according to Defense One. The $15.6 million contract was awarded for "man-por...
06:50 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget NHS to use Uber and startup Cera for at-home patient care
Healthcare startup Cera is teaming up with Uber to deliver patient care on the NHS' behalf. The service, launched in November, matches "hundreds" of carers in the UK with the people who...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, March 6th 2017
Welcome to your Monday. We have wrapped up our coverage of MWC (all things mobile) as well as GDC (all things gaming) over the weekend, played laser tag with a smartphone, and learned that you can scr...
05:02 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget NASA proposes guarding Mars' atmosphere with a magnetic shield
Ask scientists why Mars is cold and dead and they'll usually point to the death of its magnetic field some 4.2 billion years ago. Without that protection, solar winds gradually stripped it of mos...
04:16 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget BT beats Sky to Champions League and Europa League TV rights
BT has secured another three-year deal for Champions League and Europa League football, extending its lucrative TV rights until 2021 in the UK. The contract is worth &pound;1.2 billion, up from &a...
04:09 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget 'League of Legends' creator wins $10 million in cheating lawsuit
If you've noticed fewer cheaters in your League of Legends matches in recent weeks, you now have a good idea as to why. Riot Games has won a settlement in its lawsuit against LeagueSharp, the sub...
02:50 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Brave's ad-blocking browser now syncs between computers
Brave's web browser may stand out through its emphasis on blocking and swapping ads, but its team still has a while to go before it nails some of the features you take for granted. Case in point...
12:44 am -05 - Mon, March 6, 2017
Engadget Trojan uses a key internet feature to receive marching orders
If malware uses a remote command-and-control server to function, it's relatively easy to cripple it by blocking the internet addresses it uses. It's not always that easy, however, and resea...
11:03 pm -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Facebook group hosted naked photos of women soldiers
Private Facebook groups can be valuable discussion areas for like-minded people, but they can also promote toxic behavior in the wrong circumstances. The Center for Investigative Reporting has reveale...
09:25 pm -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Your WD networked drive is vulnerable to remote attacks
If you have one of Western Digital's My Cloud nstorage drives, you might be particularly vulnerable to internet attacks. Exploitee.rs has discovered a number of unpatched security flaws in most M...
07:55 pm -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Moon mission will test an anti-radiation vest for astronauts
For astronauts headed to Mars, the biggest threat might not be an unforgiving climate or dwindling supplies -- it could be gamma ray radiation that gradually wrecks their bodies. Explorers may soon h...
06:28 pm -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch game saves can't transfer between systems
It's not just your Nintendo Account that latches on to one Switch at a time -- your game saves are stuck, too. Nintendo has quietly posted word that saves are stored exclusively to the console�...
04:56 pm -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger bots are going to get a lot more verbose
Facebook's next updates for Messenger have a big focus on bots. Yep, Zuck is still trying to make "fetch" happen with those. Anyhow, the newest bits for the platform are mostly about le...
03:29 pm -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Uber's solution to leadership woes may be a second-in-command
Uber is in a lot of hot water lately between Greyball, sexual harassment claims, a political uproar, an Alphabet lawsuit and CEO Travis Kalanick's own outbursts. How is it supposed to get the shi...
02:00 pm -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Play laser tag in the real world with this smartphone attachment
Playing laser tag is fun, but in order to do so, you have to go to a special venue, get specialized equipment and basically block off the entire day. With Proxy49's Inceptor, however, you don...
12:30 pm -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget The best hair straightener
By Hannah Waters &amp; Tiffany KellyThis 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 ...
11:00 am -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget After Math: Living Large
It was a big week for big shots. Bitcoin is now worth its weight in gold, a wayward Army drone channeled the Brave Little Toaster and Apple just saved half a billion dollars in court costs. Numbers, b...
09:30 am -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget BenHeck's Mystery Hack Theater
The Ben Heck Show team is changing how they work on projects: They're now going to focus on polishing off one large project as a long-term build, with the goal of eventually bringing it to market...
07:03 am -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Bjrk's VR exhibition is coming to Los Angeles
Bj&ouml;rk is infamous for her peculiar style, and now fans in the Los Angeles area can experience that otherworldly quirkiness in 360 degrees. Bj&ouml;rk Digital, a VR exhibition based on her...
04:10 am -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Tesla opens 'Project Loveday' contest for fan-made ads
Tesla has refused to do traditional advertising for its electric vehicles, instead relying on PR and its reputation for innovation. Some fans love the cars so much that they've gone ahead and mad...
01:55 am -05 - Sun, March 5, 2017
Engadget Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology
At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-io...
11:59 pm -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget New York will offer $2,000 if you buy an electric car
Believe it or not, New York hasn't offered a financial incentive to buy eco-friendly cars. While over three quarters of the US has some kind of state-level discount, New York has made you '...
10:31 pm -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget Facebook tries adding reactions to Messenger chats
Facebook's reactions are thriving in your News Feed, and it now looks like the company wants to spread them to Messenger, too. The social network has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testi...
08:57 pm -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget Google reveals HP's Chromebook for schools coming out in April
There's another Chromebook option for schools looking to equip their students with Google's laptops. Mountain View has revealed that HP will release a new rugged Chromebook for education in ...
07:29 pm -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget US hopes cyberattacks will stall North Korea's missile program
The US might not have had much success with cyberattacks against North Korea's nuclear program, but that apparently hasn't stopped officials from further efforts... not that they're hav...
05:58 pm -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget Ransomware hits Pennsylvania's Democratic state senators
Democrats in Pennsylvania's state Senate were locked out of their computer network early Friday morning due to a ransomware attack, NBC News reports. According to an unidentified state official w...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget Here's what happened at GDC 2017
Our time at GDC 2017 has come to an end, and we're already looking forward to next year. Over the course of the week, we covered the latest developments from the gaming world, which included majo...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget Backstage with the big winners of the IGF and GDC awards
Every year, the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice award shows bring a bit of glitz and glamour to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. And 2017 was no different. The tw...
02:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget Smart garbage can turns trash into a game
Waste is a big concern for cities -- after all, no one likes looking at trash on the street. But it ends up there anyway, for various reasons: bins overflow, sometimes they're hard to find and wo...
12:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: How Foursquare managed to survive
The Not-So-SurprisingSurvival of FoursquareAaron Gell,The New YorkerWhen Foursquare split its app in two with a second dedicated to check-ins, the move was questionable to say the least. The company e...
11:00 am -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget AI continued its world domination at Mobile World Congress
Silicon Valley investor and web pioneer Marc Andreessen said in 2011 that "software is eating the world." The explosion of app ecosystems seems to prove his point, but things have changed dr...
10:00 am -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget Watch the first 10 minutes of Fullbright's 'Tacoma'
Tacoma feels a lot like its predecessor, Gone Home, even though its environments couldn't be more different. Rather than leading players on an emotional journey through an abandoned family home, ...
09:12 am -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget NASA prevents probe's collision with Martian moon Phobos
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft and Phobos would have arrived at an intersection in their orbits within seven seconds of each other on March 6th. Phobos is the larger of the two Martian moons, and MAVEN ...
08:00 am -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorIt's been an exceptionally busy week in the world of technology, as Engadget had teams of editors in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, and in San Francisco covering the Ga...
05:04 am -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget Typos are kryptonite to Alphabet's anti-trolling API
"Don't read the comments" is a cardinal rule of the internet. They're often hotbeds of toxicity and abuse, and rarely does a person come away from them feeling enlightened. Jigsaw,...
02:24 am -05 - Sat, March 4, 2017
Engadget iFixit teardown reveals what's inside a Nintendo Switch
Now that Nintendo's newest console is on store shelves you may be familiar with the outside of it, but what's inside? The crew at iFixit has completed its teardown of the Switch, pulling apa...
11:32 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Beam's next update makes game livestreams more interactive
Seven months after snapping up Twitch competitor Beam, Microsoft is unveiling a major update to its interactive tools for video game streamers. Called Interactive 2, the new system is "built from...
10:58 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Nautical horror game 'Sunless Sea' heads to iPad
Aquatic RPG Sunless Sea has been a big win for British indie developer Failbetter Games. The well-reviewed game has sold half a million copies since its 2015 PC release, and soon, iPad users will be a...
10:35 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget US suspends 'premium processing' for H-1B visas
In a move that could restrict access to foreign engineers, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced tonight that it will "temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1...
09:25 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget FCC waiver helps Jewish community centers ID bomb threats
Following a string of more nearly 70 anonymous bomb threats made to Jewish community centers in 27 states since the start of the year, the Federal Communications Commission issued an emergency order o...
08:44 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Sticker company warns against skinning the Nintendo Switch
Given the portability of the Nintendo Switch, owners may be tempted to personalize theirs. The only problem is that according to dbrand, a company that makes covers for devices like phones and laptops...
08:08 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Microsoft reduced Windows update sizes by 35 percent
Fans of Windows and snappy downloads will be relieved to learn that Microsoft's Unified Update Platform, which has been rolling out to Windows Insiders since November, will be available to all re...
07:26 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Google Photos automatically fixes your pictures' white balance
Google Photos is one of the more hidden jewels of the company's software family -- especially if you snagged a Pixel phone and unlimited storage. A way of storing all your photos online (and maki...
06:40 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch locks eShop games to your 'active' console
Nintendo's excellent but imperfect Switch console is hitting stores and shipping out to homes today, but there's still a few odd details sprouting up. It appears that the Nintendo Account, w...
05:58 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget New Alexa devices could get speakerphone, intercom features
Amazon plans to reveal new voice-controlled devices this year that will let you make phone calls, according to a report today from Recode. These gadgets might also allow you to "call" a budd...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget The cyberpunk revolution begins with video games
Hey, game developers: William Gibson called. He wants his dystopian sci-fi future back. The annual Game Developers Conference showcases the latest projects from studios around the world, offering a fi...
04:54 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Feds are using Palantir's tech to root out immigrants
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has yet another tool from Palantir to track and identify immigrants, according to The Intercept. Dubbed "Investigative Case Management" (ICM), it�...
04:35 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget The Border Patrol can take your password. Now what?
There's a whole world of bad security advice going around about traveling in and out of the United States. It's largely because under the Trump Administration there has been an uptick in Cus...
04:16 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget 'Descent'-inspired 'Sublevel Zero Redux' coming to PS4
If you're interested in some Descent-like shooter action, you could wait for Descent Underground, the crowdfunded game from from a developer behind Star Citizen. However, it's not expected t...
03:55 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Fan requests didn't change 'Nioh' too much
In an age where developers seemingly bend over backwards to accommodate fan requests (cough, the Mass Effect 3 ending, cough), Team Ninja decided to buck that for its latest game, Nioh. That's no...
03:26 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Uber used 'Greyball' tool to evade authorities around the world
Saying this week could've gone better for Uber is a massive understatement. After its SVP resigned over undisclosed sexual harassment investigations and its CEO argued with one of the company...
02:53 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Bungie will reset everyone's 'Destiny' characters for the sequel
As the sun sets on Bungie's shooter MMO Destiny, its fans look ahead to a new dawn, when the old game hands its reign (and playerbase) over to its sequel coming sometime this year, currently call...
02:30 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Bring out your inner 'Calvin and Hobbes' at Alt.Ctrl.GDC
Ah, the Alt.Ctrl.GDC booth. It's the real reason thousands of people flock to downtown San Francisco every year, under the guise of attending panels, networking and showing off their work at the ...
02:11 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Daimler recalls one million Mercedes after dozens catch fire
German automaker Daimler AG announced a major worldwide auto recall today, encompassing one million recent models of Mercedes-Benz vehicles that are at risk of catching fire due to a potentially fault...
01:50 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Why Tim Schafer keeps remaking his classic games
Tim Schafer is smiling and shaking hands with a hovering crowd as I sit down next to him. A college student asks if she can talk with him later about his career. A fan thanks him for his work -- a lib...
01:28 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget A haptic wristband could help the blind 'see' the world
Technology to help the blind navigate usually focuses on replacing the sight they're missing, or by adding auditory cues to an already cluttered soundscape. But for many sight-impaired individual...
01:06 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget There are a dozen new ideas at GDC 2017's Indie Megabooth
Indie Megabooth has become something of a haven for gamers looking for fresh experiences and new ideas. It's become a staple event for indie games at shows like PAX, Gamescom and, of course GDC. ...
12:45 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget MWC 2017 showed us the power of nostalgia
Millennials may recognize the Nokia 3310 from the "Indestructible Nokia" meme, but us older folks will more likely remember it as the first cell phone we ever used. Here at MWC 2017, Nokia r...
12:22 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget PlayStation VR's gun controller lands on May 16th
If you've been waiting to try Sony's VR light gun, or PS VR Aim Controller, then you can now start to get excited. Independent developer Impulse Gear has let slip to RoadToVR that the periph...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget The best portable hard drive
By Justin KrajeskiThis 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 pi...
11:31 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget NBC invested $500 million in Snap's IPO
Yesterday, Snap Inc. (parent company of Snapchat) finally went public -- and despite some controversy, it had a pretty good first day on the stock exchange. As it turns out, that's due in part to...
11:11 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget 'Sleeping Dogs' movie will star Donnie Yen
You can make a list of good video game movies on the back of a thumbtack, but that doesn't stop Hollywood from producing them. The latest title to be fed into the sausage machine is Square Enix&#...
10:50 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA's upcoming tool will analyze your VR setup
The setup for your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset can make the difference between soaring or puking, but how can you tell if it's good? NVIDIA is going to release a new tool called the FCAT V...
10:30 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Here's everything from MWC 2017 in under four minutes
After a week of smartphones, sleepless nights and succulent meals, that's a wrap for team Engadget at Mobile World Congress! Even though this felt like a more subdued show than in recent years, t...
10:00 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 30: I Can Change
After surviving The Great AWS Outage of 2017, managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Devindra Hardawar rejoin host Terrence O'Brien to debate some of the biggest tech stories of the week....
09:41 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Supreme Court discusses sex offender's social media ban
The case of a man from North Carolina brought before the Supreme Court has resulted in an interesting discussion on whether sex offenders should be banned from social media. Lester Packingham was conv...
09:22 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Two Dave Chappelle stand-up specials hit Netflix March 21st
Ever since Dave Chappelle left his show on Comedy Central in 2005 his fans have been asking for more, and on March 21st they will get it. The debut date was revealed in this brief teaser trailer, whic...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Yelp will help you find a gender-neutral bathroom
Yelp has announced that it will enable people to find gender-neutral restrooms when they're out and about. The company will add a feature to its desktop and mobile versions highlighting which bus...
09:00 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Toyota unveils its next-gen autonomous test vehicle
Way back in 2013, Toyota showed off its self-driving testbed for autonomous vehicle features like safety braking and automatic lane control. Now, the company is pulling the dust sheets off the second-...
08:31 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Google will release a new Pixel phone this year
The Pixel represents Google's first proper foray into the smartphone market, allowing the search giant to directly compete with Apple and cement Android's reputation as a premium platform. W...
08:01 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget 'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' $40 season pass packs two big expansions
Ghost Recon: Wildlands comes out next week. I know, I almost forgot about it too. But if an open world filled with guns, high-speed chases and sniping over huge distances in Bolivia is more your speed...
07:25 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Uber loses High Court bid to block English language driver tests
Uber's operations in London have been dealt a fresh blow after the High Court ruled that it, and other private hire companies in the city, must force drivers to pass an English language test. The...
07:00 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget GM's Maven lets you rent cars for up to 28 days
Maven is General Motors' Zipcar-style vehicle rental service, letting you pay an hourly rate to temporarily borrow a ride. But the company is now targeting folks who want to get around for longer...
06:30 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Virgin Galactic forms new company for low-cost smallsat launches
Richard Branson's Virgin Group now has three private space companies. The newest addition is called Virgin Orbit, and it will focus on low-cost small satellite launches based on the company'...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, March 3rd 2017
Friday has arrived -- as will your Switch preorder if you're lucky. Read our thoughts on its most important launch title, and while you're at it, gaze at the prettiest Windows Phone that...
05:35 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Jeff Bezos is planning a delivery service for the moon
SpaceX isn't the only private space corporation that's capitalizing on the administration's renewed interest on the moon. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin also has plans to develop a lunar ...
04:31 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Amazon's spring Pilot Season debuts five new shows on March 17th
Amazon is continuing its proud tradition letting you decide the fates of brand-new shows in a viewer-rated deathmatch. On March 17th, pilots for five potential series are dropping on Amazon Video and ...
03:02 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget For the first time, bitcoin is more valuable than gold
Today marked a weird but auspicious moment in human history. The value of a single bitcoin, the most mainstream of cryptocurrencies, surpassed the price of one ounce of gold. While that's specifi...
01:19 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Hard drives of the future could be made of DNA
Our data-driven society is churning out more information than traditional storage technology can handle, so scientists are looking for a solution in Nature's hard drive: DNA. A pair of researcher...
12:23 am -05 - Fri, March 3, 2017
Engadget Trump's EPA proposal cuts funding for climate change, pollution programs
Ever since the election, we've been wondering what the new presidential administration has in store for environmental programs, and the proposed new EPA budget may provide answers. First, the Was...
11:28 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget This cock ring connects to the world's worst social network
The Moneyball-era Oakland A's improved their on-field performance by using advanced statistics to build the best baseball team they could. In the bedroom, wearable devices like SexFit and Lovely ...
10:32 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Line is building its own digital assistant called Clova
Japanese-based messaging app Line is wildly popular in other parts of the world and the company has even expanded from a simple chat app to a full-service mobile carrier. According to a new report fro...
09:43 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Tech titans back transgender student's Supreme Court case
Apple has officially signed an amicus brief in support of Gavin Grimm's case that's hitting the Supreme Court later this month. In addition, Cupertino has successfully helped convince other ...
09:24 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget NASA releases a treasure trove of space and science programs
Now you can code like an astronomer. NASA released its software catalog for 2017-2018 on Thursday and it is chock full of cool app, code libraries and utility programs that have been made available to...
08:51 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget 3D imaging reveals secret fibers that connect tendons to bone
The Achilles tendon is a powerful body part connecting calf muscle to heel bone, enabling springing leaps and hurdles that make sports stars seem superhuman. But exactly how it connects to the bone ha...
08:29 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget VP Mike Pence used AOL email for state business while governor
The Indianapolis Star reports that in response to a public records request, the current governor of Indiana has released 30 pages of emails from the AOL (which is the parent company of Engadget) accou...
07:52 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget '#Archery' is a quirky VR party game for the HTC Vive
I wasn't expecting to start my day using a bow and arrow to shoot ice cream cones at kids, or riding on the back of a pickup truck slinging newspapers in a suburban neighborhood. But thanks to #A...
06:58 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Uber's self-driving cars could be coming back to California
When Uber first tried to roll out its fleet of autonomous taxis on the streets of San Francisco, California's DMV quickly put the kibosh on those plans. But, after a brief stint in the sunnier pa...
06:30 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget There were so many games at GDC's [email protected] showcase
Microsoft's [email protected] showcase is a staple of GDC, packing a ton of independent video games into a single room and letting players go wild. This year, [email protected] featured 20 games across a range of ge...
05:58 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant starts rolling out to Android M and N devices
It's here: native support for Google Assistant officially started rolling out to Android phones running Marshmallow or Nougat on Thursday. As Engadget noted earlier in the week, Google's con...
05:23 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Amazon admits that a typo took the internet down this week
The Great Amazon Web Services Outage of 2017 is behind us. Now, Jeff Bezos' golden child is ready to explain what happened. Turns out, what took Giphy, Medium, Slack, Quora and a ton of other web...
04:50 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Spotify hurtles past 50 million paid subscribers
Last we heard, Spotify had some 40 million subscribers. That was so 2016. Now the music streaming service has announced it's pushed past 50 million paying subscribers. Feel like helping the compa...
04:26 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on a Google Home smart speaker bundle
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...
04:10 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Linux Skype goes from alpha to beta and gets new features
Since its debut on Linux last July, Skype's engineering team has been hard at work, fleshing out the open platform's features and making it more user-friendly. The team announced on Thursday...
03:43 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget An army drone flew 600 miles astray then crashed into a tree
A routine Military drone test quickly turned into something more bizarre, after the missing aircraft mysteriously turned up ten days later over 600 miles away. Testing the RQ-7 "Shadow" dron...
03:15 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget What to expect from the Nintendo Switch's day-one update
The Nintendo Switch can't do much out of the box. It can play game cards (the system's tiny cartridges), but that's pretty much it. If you're getting a Switch tomorrow, you'll...
02:59 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Google is making Allo chats a lot more animated
If you've been sad at how Allo manages your GIFs and emojis, a new upgrade for the mobile-only chat app is here on Android. Today's update brings an easier way to access GIFs, 10 new animate...
02:40 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch's' new hero is a badass robot centaur
Blizzard has unveiled the 24th addition to its popular online shooter Overwatch, and no it's not Doomfist (Sorry, Terry Crews!). Overwatch's new hero is Orisa, a four-legged robot built by a...
02:19 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's cavalier attitude draws the eye of Wall Street watchdogs
Snapchat's parent company has finally filed for its IPO, and Wall Street has questions. Beyond what Reuters reports is the "richest" initial public offering since Facebook, is news that...
01:54 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Ad-averse Tesla will run a fan-made commercial
Tesla doesn't need to advertise -- thanks to word-of-mouth and Elon Musk's 7.5 million strong Twitter account, it sold 400,000 Model 3 electric cars without anyone even taking a test drive. ...
01:33 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Survios' 'Sprint Vector' lets your run in VR without getting sick
Locomotion and speed are two of the hardest problems to solve in virtual reality -- get either one wrong, and players are going to get sick. That's why so many VR experiences use teleportation as...
01:33 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Survios' 'Sprint Vector' lets you run in VR without getting sick
Locomotion and speed are two of the hardest problems to solve in virtual reality -- get either one wrong, and players are going to get sick. That's why so many VR experiences use teleportation as...
01:14 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Outlook 2016 for Mac now supports Google Calendar and Contacts
Users have been clamoring for Office 2016 for Mac to add Google Calendar and Contacts support, two features that have been available on both the iOS and Android versions for a while now. But the wait ...
12:55 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget The makers of the most stylish Windows Phone embraced Android
Last year, at CES, I fell pretty hard for a chubby, round Windows Phone called the NuAns Neo. Who could blame me? The two most notable Windows Phones at the time -- the Lumia 950 and 950 XL -- were dr...
12:26 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Real watch hands on a smartwatch face actually makes sense
One of the biggest complaints about smartwatches today is that they don't always display the time, since their screens go to sleep after some time. Several companies have tried to alleviate the i...
12:06 pm -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 fix will prevent updates from wrecking your day
Horror stories abound on the internet about forced Windows 10 updates screwing up presentations and other crucial work, so Microsoft is finally doing something about it. Rather than just installing up...
11:44 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch still uses friend codes for some reason
As recently as January, we were told that Nintendo's awful friend code system for finding and adding buddies for multiplayer games would be no more. That made us hope a better system for adding S...
11:22 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Antarctica's new record high temperature is 63.5 degrees
According to the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, the new record high temperature on continental Antarctica is a downright pleasant 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius). The meas...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Shooting photos with the Leica-branded Huawei P10
With the P9, Huawei made a pretty big push for the photography crowd. The company teamed up with Leica, an iconic camera brand, for a new dual-lens system on the back. It was a decent performer, but f...
10:37 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Virginia is the first state to legalize delivery robots
America is now one step closer to becoming a sci-fi utopia, thanks to a new law passed in Virginia. On Friday the state's governor signed a ruling which will allow delivery robots to use its side...
10:20 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Indie devs can publish on Xbox without Microsoft's help
It wasn't too long ago that Microsoft released an update that turned every Xbox One into a software development kit. Now, hobbyist developers will have a platform for publishing their wares on th...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget LG G6's dual cameras are good, but far from perfect
Dual cameras are now the standard option when it comes to flagship phones and LG has already put the setup to work in previous models. With the G6, the company opted for two 13-megapixel Sony cameras ...
10:00 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget LG G6's dual cameras are good but far from perfect
Dual cameras are now the standard option when it comes to flagship phones, and LG has already put the setup to work in previous models. With the G6, the company opted for two 13-megapixel Sony cameras...
09:30 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Ford's Autolivery is the future of delivery
Today on In Case You Missed It: Ford used virtual reality to demo its "Autolivery" concept service at Mobile World Congress. The package delivery system of the future would consist of a self...
09:00 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Twitter will livestream ESL and DreamHack eSports tournaments
Twitter's initial foray into livestreaming eSports must have went well, as it's expanding the range of tournaments it covers in a big way. The social network has reached deals to stream 15-p...
08:31 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Snapchat accused of squeezing a gun safety group for money
A series of leaked emails reportedly suggest that Snapchat may have behaved questionably when dealing with a gun safety charity. Mic claims to have seen messages between the startup and the non-profit...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget How Roborace is building driverless race cars
The lights dimmed and a hush fell over the crowd. The last hour had been building to this. Denis Sverdlov, CEO of Roborace, and Daniel Simon, chief design officer, took a step back as some knee-high p...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget LG's SteamVR headset is a bulky yet promising HTC Vive alternative
For the past year, the only two contenders in the PC virtual reality space were the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Not anymore. A few days ago, LG announced its own PC-driven VR headset, which was made...
07:31 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Chevy is the first major car company with unlimited LTE data
Chevrolet's latest OnStar LTE plan would be every smartphone user's dream, if it wasn't confined to cars. Starting March 3rd, Chevy owners can get unlimited 4G data, including an OnStar...
07:02 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Lego is making a 'Women of NASA' set
You'll soon have five new characters to place near your space-inspired Lego structures. The toymaker is developing a new set featuring five history-making women who made great contributions to NA...
06:35 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Gmail now lets you receive 50MB attachments
"Sending and receiving attachments is an important part of email exchanges," quoth the announcement on the official Google blog. The only downside is that the search engine is quite heavy-ha...
06:05 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, March 2 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The Nintendo Switch goes on sale tomorrow, but our review of the dockable console is here today. Plus: a price drop for Oculus Rift and a status update on Windows ...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget 'Breath of the Wild' is the best 'Zelda' game in years
I replayed the first 30 minutes of Rise of the Tomb Raider the other day. In it, I scaled a mountain, leaping from platform to platform while the environment around me crumbled. I then headed into a t...
04:50 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget Apple won't have to pay $533 million to an iTunes patent troll
It's taken two years, but Apple has finally reversed a patent ruling that required it to pay $533 million in damages to a little-known technology developer. On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeal...
03:02 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget News site deters comment rants by making you take a quiz
It's all too easy for comment sections to get nasty, especially when people rush to spout off without having read more than the headline. How does a site prevent rants from showing up without re...
01:28 am -05 - Thu, March 2, 2017
Engadget 4 billion year-old fossils found in Canadian quartz
Scientists have found new evidence of life's origins on Earth, in Canada no less. The newest record of our primordial past are fossils of bacteria that Phys.org says lived on iron and were encase...
11:59 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Smartwatch implants help track elephant sleep patterns
Humans are obsessed with sleep. We've not getting enough of it, and the tech world is flooded with wearables that confirm this fact. Now, scientists hope using activity monitors to study how and ...
11:27 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Yahoo hackers accessed 32 million accounts with forged cookies
In a regulatory filing, Yahoo revealed some additional details about data breaches that have affected over a billion accounts. Among that information is the news that hackers who obtained Yahoo's...
10:31 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Scientists prove it's possible to build a DNA computer
Scientists at the University of Manchester, led by Professor Ross D. King, have created a new DNA-based computing device. If you think of DNA as being the code for generating life, then it's not ...
09:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Watch the 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards right here!
They may not be on the same scale as the Oscars, but the Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival Awards are happening tonight in San Francisco. The events are going to be hosted b...
07:57 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget IBM somehow got a patent for an Out-Of-Office email system
A month and a half ago, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted IBM Patent 9,547,842, which is an email system designed to automatically send messages informing inquiring bodies that said p...
07:08 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Samsung is using Dish Network techs to fix washing machines
Samsung recalled nearly three million top-loading washing machines last year after reports they were exploding. It gave customers the option of having their appliances fixed by a certified technician....
06:18 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Medium's Series feature looks a lot like Snapchat Stories
Snapchat is the muse of virtually every app right now. Everybody from Instagram to Tinder is borrowing ideas from the platform, and now it's Medium's turn. Today, the self-publishing site is...
05:51 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Foursquare lets other apps use its core location tech
Foursquare has been willing to offer its place data to outside partners, but it has long kept its location awareness tech, Pilgrim, close to the vest. Now, though, it's opening things up: the com...
05:25 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Watch the first trailer for David Fincher's next Netflix show
News broke in late 2015 that celebrated master of the cerebral thriller David Fincher would return to Netflix after producing cynical political series House of Cards -- but the new drama he's cre...
04:56 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget FCC puts its broadband privacy rules on ice
New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said his agency would halt broadband privacy rules due to go in effect on March 2nd, and he's making good on his word. The Commission has stayed the regulation at the l...
04:35 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Netflix becomes your personal trainer with its new DIY device
Working out can be tough, but inversely, watching Netflix is super easy. The streaming giant doesn't want to distract you from your fitness goals, though. Netflix would much rather be your workou...
04:05 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Yelp buys a company that helps you shrink restaurant wait times
Yelp partnered with Nowait last year to let you line up remotely at restaurants and, ideally, skip the physical queue altogether. So how well did it work? Quite well, apparently -- so much so that Yel...
03:59 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Watch LG's G6 wallpaper get assembled by hand
During my visit to LG's headquarters in South Korea a few weeks ago, one surprising thing I learned was that the G6's hero wallpaper -- the one with a subtle "6" in it -- was not a...
03:37 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook's video app lands on Apple TV
You no longer need to own a brand new Samsung TV to use Facebook's video streaming app. Facebook Video has launched on the 4th-generation Apple TV, giving many more people an opportunity to watc...
03:01 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Playing with shiny, mysterious blocks in 'QUBE 2'
The original QUBE came out in 2012, making a name for itself as a clever spatial-puzzle game. Nearly five years later, the developers at Toxic Games have unveiled QUBE 2, a sequel that takes the best ...
02:32 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Microsoft plans to bring mixed reality to the Xbox in 2018
Last year, Microsoft revealed that it would be opening up its Windows Holographic Platform to other hardware manufacturers, and at CES, we got to take a look at a few different Windows VR headsets. At...
02:31 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Spotify is close to offering lossless-quality music
Tidal's lossless-quality music streaming was its original selling point over big name rivals, but it might not have that advantage for much longer. Both The Verge sources and Reddit members have...
02:14 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Meizu fires back at Oppo with its own high-speed phone charging
Last year, Oppo rolled into Mobile World Congress with what seemed like the fastest battery charging tech in town. These days, the Chinese company was eager to show off its impressive, periscope-inspi...
02:03 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon affiliate pay changes are making websites nervous
If you've been around the web for long enough, you've probably noticed that some sites depend heavily on Amazon affiliate links to make money. Engadget uses them for product page "buy ...
02:01 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget These are the Nintendo Switch games you'll play after 'Zelda'
When the dust settled on the Nintendo Switch's reveal event, fans started to crunch the numbers, and they didn't like what they found. Despite launching with a new Legend of Zelda game and p...
01:48 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Peugeot concept learns from your IoT gear to improve the ride
While the Geneva Motor Show is just days away, Peugeot didn't wait for the festivities in Switzerland to debut its latest concept. Instead, the automaker revealed an autonomous car here at Mobile...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is now $200 cheaper
We're just a few weeks away from the one-year anniversary of Oculus shipping the Rift to consumers, so now would be a good time for the company to drop some news. And here it is. Starting today, ...
01:10 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget 'MindGamers' clip shows off the dangers of wireless neural networks
The upcoming science fiction film MindGamers has an intriguing hook: 1,000 audience members are going to wear cognitive headbands to monitor their brain activity during a screening. And when it's...
12:50 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Epic Games shows the potential of high-end augmented reality
Epic Games has a reputation for bringing bizarre demos to its GDC keynotes. The company loves to show developers what Unreal Engine can do, not just in gaming but other genres as well. As such, Epic G...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Prisma lets you create your own photo filters
If you like to use filters in photo apps, you've probably had that moment where the available filters weren't quite what you were looking for. Wouldn't it be nice if you could craft you...
12:20 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Nintendo finally gives us a glimpse at the Switch eShop
The launch of Nintendo's very hyped (and very strange) Switch is only a couple of days away. And we're only just now getting our first look at its digital storefront the Switch eShop. If you...
12:16 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Netflix teases its Brad Pitt film 'War Machine'
If it wasn't already clear that Netflix has enough clout to get the biggest names in entertainment, it is now. The streaming service has posted its first teaser for War Machine, a satire of the w...
12:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Watch Epic Games' GDC 2017 keynote right here!
Unity already had its moment at GDC 2017, and now it's Epic Games' turn to take the stage in San Francisco. The company's "State of Unreal" keynote will be presented by founde...
11:47 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Google unveils 'Meet,' a Hangouts app for businesses
Google has quietly unveiled Meet by Google Hangouts, a big part of its strategy to shuffle the Hangouts app towards businesses and away from consumers. While it hasn't made a formal announcement,...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget 'Please Knock on My Door' is a digital life of depression
At first, depression doesn't sound like the most thrilling topic to explore in a video game. It's antithetical to the boisterous, action-packed, neon-tinted tone that generally dominates the...
11:14 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget The hunt for Windows Phone
MWC -- the world's biggest phone show -- is happening all around me. Nearly every new phone that's been announced here in Barcelona is Android-powered, while the ever-influential iPhone keep...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Pizza Hut's smart shoes will order a pie for you
Pizza Hut is no stranger to using tech as a promo tool, but its latest may be particularly appealing if you're looking for new footwear. It just unveiled a pair of Bluetooth shoes, Pie Tops (yes,...
10:46 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook testing AI that helps spot suicidal users
Pointing out that suicides happen every 40 seconds and are the second leading cause of death for young people, Facebook has unveiled new tools to help prevent them. While it already has self-harm prev...
10:31 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget BioLite's new off-the-grid gear doubles down on power and light
BioLite released most of its 2017 product line today, spearheaded by the new and improved CampStove 2. All the products share common design features, centered around either battery improvements, expan...
10:11 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Aol starts to shut down third-party AIM apps
Aol has revealed that it will soon block third-party apps from accessing its aging AIM messenger service. According to reports from 9To5Mac, the internet provider has notified Adium users that the app...
09:53 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Nokia got better at Android phones, fast
In case you forgot, Nokia's new 6, 5 and 3 aren't actually the company's first Android devices. Many years ago, it made a mistake the Nokia X. It wasn't really aimed at western mar...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Netflix learned how to stream good video on bad connections
This morning, a gaggle of journalists and I huddled around a table full of smartphones, watching a clip from Netflix's Stranger Things. There was plenty of grain and blockiness to be sure, but it...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Want an action camera that's also a watch?
Back in the days of Google Glass, people balked at the idea that people could, or should, walk around with a camera on their face. Spacemap wants to see if there's similar hostility to those folk...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch review: Revolutionary, but it still needs work
There's a certain magic in the air ahead of a console launch. Unlike with phones and other gadgets, we don't see new game systems very often, so each new release feels momentous. That's...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Twitter offers more controls for muting abusers
Twitter's attempt at automatically fighting abuse hasn't worked flawlessly. However, you might not mind the missteps quite so much now that it's implementing some (arguably overdue) imp...
08:38 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Mastercard app enables credit-card-free bar tabs
One of the most worrying things about going to a bar is the possibility that the credit card you handed over to open your tab with might get skimmed, or worse, stolen. Mastercard has a new digital pay...
08:08 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch' Season 4 brings a server browser and tweaked respawns
Big news for Overwatch players: Season 4 has begun and a bevy of changes and additions have arrived alongside it. First up, the competitive shooter's server browser. It's live! This means th...
07:20 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Polk Audio parent company nabs Hi-Fi brands Denon, Marantz
There's big news for audiophiles: Sound United, the company behind Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, has purchased D+M Group, the owner of Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustics brands. That wil...
07:07 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget NYT: Snapchat built its own drone
Snapchat's second or third reinvention was to describe itself as a "camera company," but really it wants to become a hardware maker. At least, that's the theory coming out of the N...
06:54 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget UK government unveils its post-Brexit Digital Strategy
After a year of delays, the UK government has finally shared its plans for a more prosperous digital Britain. Unveiled by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Digital Strategy repor...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday March 1 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Wednesday. This morning we're digging into Amazon's big server outage, some new iPhone rumors and, surprise, surprise, Uber's in trouble ...
04:40 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S8 leak shows a huge display and not much else
We're less than a month away from getting our first official look at Samsung's upcoming flagship phone. Evleaks has something for those who can't wait till then, though: a clear compute...
02:24 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget Tech CEO tweets sex hotline number at reporter
Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes didn't like Bloomberg's report questioning his company's $1 billion valuation. He disliked it so much that he told its writer to call 1-800-328-3425 -- or 1-80...
12:51 am -05 - Wed, March 1, 2017
Engadget NOAA's GOES-16 weather satellite takes its first solar images
NOAA's next-gen weather satellite GOES-16 beamed back photos of the Earth and the moon back in January, but that was just a taste of what it can do. Now, the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) onboa...
11:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA reveals its $700 top of the line GTX 1080 Ti
Last year we called NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 "the upgrade you've been waiting for," and now PC gamers have another high-end graphics card to drool over. Now, at GDC 2017 CEO Jen-H...
11:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA reveals its $700 top-of-the-line GTX 1080 Ti
Last year we called NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 "the upgrade you've been waiting for," and now PC gamers have another high-end graphics card to drool over. At GDC 2017, CEO Jen-Hsun ...
10:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget The Sistine Chapel's masterpiece frescoes have been digitized
To prepare for future restoration projects, the Sistine Chapel's world-famous frescoes and mosaic floor have gotten the up-close-and-personal treatment by way of an army of DSLRs. The last time t...
08:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Now the NPR One app is plugged into Amazon's Alexa
Amazon has been building out its voice-controlled AI system, Alexa, expanding into smart cars and Motorola phones. But part of its necessary growth comes from ingesting more content into its ecosystem...
07:56 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Google brings your Keep notes directly into Docs
Google's handy notetaking app Keep is getting bumped up to official G Suite status. According to a blog post today, Google has made Keep a part of the core lineup of cloud apps so users can pull ...
07:26 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Uber CEO argues with a driver over dropping income
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick hasn't been earning many brownie points with the public lately, and that trend isn't about to stop any time soon. Bloomberg has obtained video of the hard-driving ex...
07:26 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Uber CEO argues with a driver over dropping income (updated)
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick hasn't been earning many brownie points with the public lately, and that trend isn't about to stop any time soon. Bloomberg has obtained video of the hard-driving ex...
06:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Ford concept uses drones and self-driving vans for deliveries
Ford has a vision for the future, and it's apparently one where an army of autonomous vans and drones deliver things to your doorstep. The company used VR to put visitors at Mobile World Congress...
05:56 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Intel meets some of its key diversity goals
Intel's diversity push still looks to be largely on track, and it's now hitting some of its most important milestones. The chip maker's newly published 2016 Diversity &amp; Inclusi...
05:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Vizio's new entry-level 4K TVs make HDR accessible
Vizio's higher-priced HDR-capable TVs aren't exactly pricey, but you now have some truly low-cost options if you're just looking for the basics. The company has launched its 2017 E-Ser...
05:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Google pulls the plug on its Pixel laptops
Although its new flagship phones have been doing brisk sales, Google's high-end, $1,299 Pixel-branded Chromebooks won't be seeing much love from the search giant in the near future. Accordin...
04:43 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Expect four new expansions for 'Battlefield 1' this year
If you're a Battlefield 1 fan, get ready to open your wallet and jump into even more WWI-inspired battles. Gaming heavyweights EA and DICE just revealed four new expansion packs for its popular f...
04:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon wants Alexa to answer customer service calls
In the near future, Amazon's Alexa could be on the other end of your next call to tech support. With call centers expected to become a more than $15 billion industry in the next five years, the o...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Wink's connected home tech uses Alexa to lock your doors
You can already use Alexa to control Wink-compatible connected lights, switches and thermostats, but now the IoT company is letting you use the virtual assistant to lock your doors. Wink announced tod...
03:49 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget YouTube TV is Google's live TV service
It's been rumored for a long time now, but YouTube has just officially announced its entry into streaming live TV. YouTube TV will let you access live and recorded content from major networks bot...
03:27 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon outage breaks large parts of the internet
If your favorite website or internet service isn't accessible today, it's probably not just you. Amazon Web Services' S3 cloud storage is experiencing "high error rates" that...
03:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Unity's '2017' game engine will focus on artists and designers
Unity's keynote at this year's GDC was all about the future of its game engine. The company has outlined plans for the next major version of its platform, Unity 2017, which is being designed...
02:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Tesla engineer sues over sexist workplace culture
If it wasn't already evident that Silicon Valley's issues with sexist culture extend beyond Uber, it is now. Tesla engineer AJ Vandermeyden has revealed that she's suing her employer o...
02:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Tesla engineer sues over sexist workplace culture (updated)
If it wasn't already evident that Silicon Valley's issues with sexist culture extend beyond Uber, it is now. Tesla engineer AJ Vandermeyden has revealed that she's suing her employer ov...
02:28 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Google now lets developers offer sales on Android apps
During Google's Developer Day at GDC 2017 today, the company introduced a few new features that will benefit both developers and consumers on the Google Play Store. The one customers will notice ...
02:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Walmart's new app helps you skip store lines
Walmart doesn't just want its mobile app to speed up your checkout -- now, it might help you avoid lines altogether for certain services. An upgrade to the app has introduced "express lane&...
01:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Google will help mobile carriers run their networks better
If you didn't think that Google was into everything before, wait until it's providing the infrastructure for your mobile network. The company has announced that it's building tools for ...
01:18 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 will soon block non-Store apps like OS X does
In its latest beta build of the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has slipped in a new feature that could make your PC either safer or more irritating, depending on your point of view. If you try ...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget The first games published by Humble Bundle are super clever
Humble Bundle has ballooned from a small company offering "pay what you want," charity-focused video game sales to become a major player in digital distribution. Humble is taking on Steam�...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget The first games published by Humble Bundle are superclever
Humble Bundle has ballooned from a small company offering "pay what you want," charity-focused video game sales to a major player in digital distribution. Humble is taking on Steam's ma...
12:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Vive Studios' 'VR Sports' is exactly what it sounds like
The unmitigated phenomenon that was the Nintendo Wii had an everlasting effect on any medium with motion controllers: if you have hardware that can track hand movements, it needs to have its own "...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget The Nokia 3310 stole Samsung's show at MWC 2017
In MWCs past, the event's news has typically been dominated by Samsung showing off its latest Galaxy flagship smartphone for the year. But the company's delayed announcement this time around...
12:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Motorola's Alexa mod is just the start of an important AI plan
Motorola might have lured people to its MWC press conference with the promise of new phones, but the real talking point came toward the end of the event. After hyping a pair of mid-range devices and s...
12:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Ubisoft is building a game in the 'Avatar' universe
Alongside this week's Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, Ubisoft announced its next AAA-project: a new experience set on the moon Pandora from James Cameron's Avatar universe. The g...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget With the Prius Prime, Toyota delivers nearly the perfect tech car
The Toyota Prius made hybrids mainstream. In cities like San Francisco, you can't swing an artisanally carved reclaimed-wood stick without hitting at least one of these midsize cars rolling down ...
11:31 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget FCC chairman Ajit Pai calls net neutrality a 'mistake'
New FCC chairman Ajit Pai has made his views on net neutrality clear in the past -- he's against it. But today at Mobile World Congress, Pai gave a wide-ranging speech in which he made his most p...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Your kid's new Spanish tutor is a creepy robot
A lot of well-meaning parents really, really want their child to learn a second language. However, it's hard to teach a language when you don't actually speak it yourself. Flash cards, video...
10:52 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Sky VR now available on Google Daydream headsets
Sky has slowly been adding virtual reality content to its Sky VR app, but those Star Wars and David Beckham specials have only been available to viewers with Google Cardboard. Fast forward almost five...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway - Win a Basslet wearable subwoofer courtesy of Lofelt!
Good headphones can usually deliver a bass-rich sound to your ears, but if you're interested in bumping up the visceral enjoyment of your beats, the Basslet can help. This haptic wearable deliver...
10:19 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Renault-Nissan developing a fleet of self-driving EVs
French people love to drive, but with private radar companies set to give out way more speeding tickets, they may be willing to let machines take the wheel. Luckily, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has te...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget 'Brass Tactics' is a VR RTS that puts you in a clockwork battlefield
Real-time strategy and VR don't seem like they would go together. After all, the key attraction to virtual reality is feeling like you're in someone else's shoes in a faraway land of ma...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Oculus shows off upcoming VR titles at GDC 2017
It's the start of the 2017 Game Developers Conference and, as you might expect, it's an event where VR is likely to take center stage. Kicking it all off is Oculus, which not only announced ...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget 'From Other Suns' lets players move in VR however they want
When I boot up a new VR game for the first time, the same question always hangs in my mind. "So," I think, "how do you teleport in this game." It's become a standard in virtua...
10:00 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Games like 'Augmented Empire' are why Gear VR needs a controller
If you've ever used a Samsung Gear VR before, you've probably found yourself awkwardly tapping the side of the headset to issue a command, or fumbling with its four-way touchpad to make a se...
09:45 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: San Diego's smart street lights and Norway's robotic sea snakes
Today on In Case You Missed It: AT&amp;T is teaming with GE to install 3,200 smart sensors atop San Diego's public street lights. These devices, part of a $30 million infrastructure upgrade, ...
09:29 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Xbox Game Pass lets you play 100 titles for $10 a month
Microsoft received a good amount of deserved praise for adding backwards compatibility to the Xbox One. Today, the company is adding another way to play older titles on its flagship console. The new X...
08:57 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget SoundCloud adds a new tier to its subscription service
SoundCloud Go is now a completely different offering after the company has revamped its music streaming service. The $10-per-month unlimited subscription still offers ad-free and offline access to ove...
08:45 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Ofcom forces BT to cut over two million monthly phone bills by 5
Healthy competition between the UK's quad-play providers may have led to lower prices for all-in-one broadband, phone, TV and mobile packages, but some customers like to pick and choose individua...
08:30 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Netflix's CEO plans on putting buffering to bed
It's no secret that video streaming is king right now, and that the binge-watching craze Netflix helped establish is making other TV providers rethink how they offer content to customers. Here at...
08:03 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Google reveals the latest plans for its futuristic campus
Google's plans for its futuristic Mountain View campus changed yet again when it swapped lands with LinkedIn last year. The tech titan has recently submitted its updated proposal to City of Mount...
07:02 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Ubisoft's 'Rabbids' invade virtual reality later this year
Virtual reality is about to be invaded by derpy, mischievous rabbits. Ubisoft's long-running Rabbids franchise is coming to Google's Daydream VR platform sometime this spring, the publisher ...
06:30 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget EA's Peter Moore makes a big money transfer to Liverpool FC
Yesterday's Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool was notable for two reasons. First was the result: managerless Leicester, the current champions of England, pulled off a surp...
06:20 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Google Home is coming to the UK this spring
If you've been waiting for Google to bring its smart Home speaker to the UK, you may only have to hang on a little bit longer. A Google spokesperson confirmed to Engadget today that the contoured...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, February 28 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's Tuesday. That means Boston Dynamics has unveiled a new robot harbinger of death, there are more new smartphones and we have an idea who screwed up at the...
05:25 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget WSJ: 10th Anniversary iPhone will have a curved OLED screen
The chorus of voices claiming that Apple will release a limited-edition iPhone with an OLED display just got a little bit louder. The Wall Street Journal's anonymous sources, familiar with the ma...
04:46 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Mi 5c is the first smartphone to use Xiaomi's own chipset
After wowing the crowd with the gorgeous Mi MIX last October, Xiaomi is now back with a more humble phone but with a twist. The new Mi 5c is the first smartphone to carry Xiaomi's very own chipse...
04:00 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Raspberry Pi Zero W is a $10 computer with WiFi and Bluetooth
Although major Raspberry Pi announcements are very few and far between, you know that when there is one, it's worth paying attention. Take for example the Raspberry Pi Zero -- the $5 (&pound;...
02:48 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Samsung leader will be indicted for bribery and embezzlement
Following his arrest, Samsung Vice-Chairman Lee Jae-yong will be indicted on charges of bribery, embezzlement and two other crimes, according to Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. It's the st...
01:33 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Pilot whose drone knocked a woman unconscious gets 30 days in jail
Paul Skinner, an aerial photographer whose drone knocked a woman unconscious, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and slapped with a $500 fine. Skinner flew a two-pound 18-by-18 drone in 2015 to cov...
12:06 am -05 - Tue, February 28, 2017
Engadget Rise in Arctic Ocean acid pinned on climate change
Climate change isn't just manifesting in polar regions through ice cracks. Researchers have learned that the Arctic Ocean saw a rapid rise in acid levels between 1994 and 2010, most likely from a...