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11:55 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Apple adds one more year of warranty to first-gen Watches
Apple will still repair your first-gen Apple Watch if it breaks due to battery issues even if it's already older than two years. The tech titan has extended its wearable's repair coverage re...
10:27 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Tesla revives automatic braking in response to lower review scores
Apparently, public pressure works... to a degree. Tesla has reintroduced automatic emergency braking to the Model S and Model X through an update after their continued omission led Consumer Reports to...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Amazon's free Android app program is nearing its end
Back in 2015, Amazon launched a program called Underground that gave users free access to paid Android apps and in-app purchases. For those who've never heard of it before, you can think of it as...
08:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Hideo Kojima on his cinematic influences,'Death Stranding' and VR
If you're starting a new gaming festival, having Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima aboard is a good way to prove you mean business. That was the case for the inaugural Tribeca Games Festival,...
07:32 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Apple, Tesla want changes to California's self-driving car tests
Califonia's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will soon review the new set of proposed regulations that could change how testing works in the state. If the proposals are approved, we might see s...
05:58 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Turkey blocks Wikipedia over an alleged 'smear campaign'
Turkey may have just stepped up its efforts to quash online free speech. The country has blocked Wikipedia for supposedly running a "smear campaign" by allowing articles claiming that the Tu...
04:29 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX try a picture-perfect rocket landing at 7AM ET
Many SpaceX rocket landings have gotchas for viewers. Drone ship landings frequently mean shaky satellite video feeds, and nighttime launches just aren't very photogenic. You're about to ha...
04:29 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX try a picture-perfect rocket landing at 7AM ET (updated)
Many SpaceX rocket landings have gotchas for viewers. Drone ship landings frequently mean shaky satellite video feeds, and nighttime launches just aren't very photogenic. You're about to hav...
03:02 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget EPA pulls climate science web pages to reflect White House views
President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt aren't exactly fans of climate science, and they're scaling back the EPA's website to reflect their views. The EP...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget 'The Circle' takes anti-tech paranoia to ludicrous heights
As a book, David Eggers' The Circle was a flimsy attack against modern technology culture with occasional bits of insight. As a film, though, it's so disjointed, ridiculous and dull that eve...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: The genetics of better beer
You Want Better Beer?Good. Here's a BetterBarley GenomeAdam Rogers,WiredThe beer industry certainly isn't hurting for money these days, but a group of scientists are trying to figure out how...
11:03 am -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk gives us a glimpse of Tesla's electric semi truck
Elon Musk made a few revelations about some his newer projects this week, including the electric semi-truck Tesla has been working on since 2016. The automaker promised to unveil the big rig this Sept...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: The Hoff speaks for AI and MIT builds a mobile 3D printer
Today on In Case You Missed It: David Hasselhoff stars in a short film about an AI that takes over people's lives and decides what they should do and say. The kicker is that all of The Hoff'...
09:05 am -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Life imitating art imitating...life? Netflix's series about prison is involved in an actual crime, and Elon Musk is going back into the tunnels. We'll ex...
03:40 am -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Hackers stole a copy of 'Orange is the New Black' season five
The next season of Orange is the New Black isn't supposed to premiere until June 9th, but the first episode has already leaked. That's because a hacker or group of hackers going by the name ...
03:40 am -04 - Sat, April 29, 2017
Engadget Hackers stole a copy of 'Orange is the New Black' season five (updated)
The next season of Orange is the New Black isn't supposed to premiere until June 9th, but the first episode has already leaked. That's because a hacker or group of hackers going by the name ...
11:46 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget There's a slackbot for people who like to shit where they eat
Online dating and work chat apps have been separate entities for entirely logical, productive and HR-compliant reasons. But a dating app-maker has decided that the line dividing office life and love l...
10:53 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Yik Yak's anonymous chat app is shutting down
Just four years after it started, Yik Yak is shutting down. In the past couple of years, issues like bullying have taken a toll on the allure of the anonymous internet, while this app had its own issu...
08:44 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Portland plans to convert poop into fuel
The city of Portland has come up with an unusual way to replace diesel fuel. It's going to convert waste methane from sewage into renewable natural gas. That's right -- trucks in the future ...
07:37 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk wants to build a traffic-skipping tunnel utopia
Back in December, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk sent a frustrated tweet vowing to alleviate traffic by grabbing a tunnel-boring machine and going to work. While this seemed like the usual What If...
06:31 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Fitbit says that Flex 2 didn't explode on its own
Wisconsin resident Dina Mitchell said she suffered second-degree burns on her arm after her Fitbit Flex 2 suddenly caught fire on Tuesday, while she was reading a book.Today, Fitbit says that didn...
06:15 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget We destroyed a collectible Doritos bag to get at its hidden MP3 Player
Junk food and summer blockbusters go hand in hand -- from the nachos, popcorn and candy you buy at the cinema, to action-hero faces plastered on every brand of potato chips at the supermarket. This ha...
05:46 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget NASA pushes first launch of its Mars rocket to 2019
The Space Launch System (SLS), the heavy rocket NASA plans to send humans to Mars with, won't get its first launch until 2019. Tech problems have delayed the project years later than Congress...
05:18 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Apple Music clips are the new stars of Musical.ly videos
Part creation tool, part social network, the popular Musical.ly app lets users make and share their own music videos using segments of songs. Thanks to a new deal with Apple, the service's users ...
04:50 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget The war for the soul of the password
Obviously, whoever invented the password system was a jerk. And whoever started adding all those little rules for password creation is a sadist. Not the kind of sex-positive sadist with a flag for the...
04:22 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Merriam-Webster's idea of 'sheeple' are Apple fanboys
I'll admit it: I'm an unabashed Apple fanboy. I spent far too much on a Macbook Pro with specs that would cost half as much in the Windows world, I love my pair of ridiculous-looking and eas...
03:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Airbnb makes it easier for road warriors to find a room
Airbnb is becoming a more popular option for business travelers. Employees from more than 250,000 companies around the world have signed up to use it for work, the company says. So, Airbnb caters to t...
03:28 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget USPS solar eclipse stamps use body heat to reveal the moon
The United States Postal Service is no stranger to letting its nerd flag fly with special edition stamps. The latest in its space series is a little different, though. Rather than just showing off cel...
02:54 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget NSA will stop illegally collecting American emails
The National Security Agency has enjoyed relatively broad authority to monitor communications among suspected terrorists and their associates, even when those people happen to be American citizens and...
02:25 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Vibrating utensils won't stop you from stuffing your face
The weight loss world is full of plausible-sounding advice. We've got apps to count calories, smart scales that measure our body fat and even vibrating utensils that promise to slow our eating do...
01:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Your next Lego masterpiece is a $120 NASA Saturn V rocket
Lego has been inspired by NASA lately. Last month, the toymaker paid homage to women who made great contributions to the space agency, and now it's revealing an Apollo Saturn V set that also look...
01:38 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget I sat in on a virtual support group for sexual assault survivors
Thanks to its ability to give you a first-person point of view, virtual reality has quickly become a vehicle for empathetic storytelling. Testimony, a VR project that premiered at Tribeca 2017, does s...
01:38 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget I sat in on a virtual support group for sexual-assault survivors
Thanks to its ability to give you a first-person point of view, virtual reality has quickly become a vehicle for empathetic storytelling. Testimony, a VR project that premiered at Tribeca 2017, does s...
01:03 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy S8's home button shifts to prevent screen burn
Screensavers were originally a way to prevent burn-in on older CRT monitors. The now-classic moving images in early operating systems were created to keep any single pixel on the screen from remaining...
12:36 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Uber puts you in control of your user data
Uber is making removing the hurdles to deleting your account entirely. Like so many other services, simply uninstalling the app from your phone doesn't wipe your data on the company's server...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget The best 360-degree camera
By Jeff CarlsonThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Apple and Qualcomm's license dispute is getting nasty
Qualcomm's ongoing legal dispute with Apple today took a new turn after the chipmaker accused its device-making partner of further withholding patent royalties. According to a statement, Apple re...
11:24 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Xbox chief envisions a Netflix model for narrative games
Microsoft has just tipped its hand for what the company will show off at E3 in June. In a wide-ranging interview with The Guardian, Xbox chief Phil Spencer laid out his plans for the future of Xbox so...
11:03 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Vizio's new M-series 4K TVs are its real 2017 highlight
Last year, Vizio wowed us with its P-series 4K TVs, which delivered premium picture quality at a price much lower than other companies. But Vizio's mid-range M-series sets also gained a reputatio...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget 'Dragon Quest XI' spawns the best and worst special edition consoles
Square Enix is on a bit of a merchandising mission in the lead up to the July release of Dragon Quest XI in Japan. For its latest trick, it's partnered with Nintendo and Sony to today announce tw...
10:21 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget 'Pictionary' comes to phones five years after 'Draw Something'
It has taken its sweet time, but Pictionary (with all the appropriate copyright branding), has landed on iPhones, Android devices and, oh, even Amazon's app store. The game has two modes. For one...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' on the Switch is basically perfect
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is poised to be the next must-have Switch game. Regardless of the last Mario Kart title you played -- our experiences vary from Mario Kart 64 to DS iterations to the Wii U's o...
09:43 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Chrome warns you when typing anything into non-secure sites
As part of Google's quest to compel all websites to use the more secure HTTPS protocol, Chrome 62 will flash more warnings when you visit HTTP sites. A few months ago, Chrome 56 (rightly) started...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Facebook creators will profit from people stealing videos
Facebook's video platform has grown like a weed, mainly thanks to auto-plays and a significant rise in accounts presenting other people's work as their own. In 2015, the company introduced a...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Home Depot left customers' unprotected personal data online
It's been awhile since hackers broke into Home Depot's servers and stole 56 million customers' credit card information back in 2014. But recently, a tipster pointed business watchdog si...
08:08 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget NASA's inflatable greenhouse could feed astronauts on Mars
One of the biggest problems we still have to solve when it comes to sending humans to live on the moon or Mars is food. The spacefarers can't exactly take years' or a lifetime's worth o...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget YouTube searches for its next star with a cover competition
YouTube is looking for the world's next star, and it's asking Ludacris and Ryan Seacrest to help it happen. Seacrest's production company are making "Best. Cover. Ever", for t...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, April 28th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.A new Nintendo portable (don't get too excited though), a mobile 3D printer that might be ready for your future Mars homestead, and one of Nintendo's mos...
05:15 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Where to buy LG's G6 for the best price in the UK
The launch of LG's latest smartphone, the G6, has been somewhat staggered. First there were pre-orders, and then a prerelease specifically for those eager customers. But over the last few days, t...
05:15 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Where to buy LG's G6 in the UK
The launch of LG's latest smartphone, the G6, has been somewhat staggered. First there were pre-orders, and then a prerelease specifically for those eager customers. But over the last few days, t...
04:46 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget PlayStation 4 has never been more important to Sony
Sony's PlayStation division has never been more important to its bottom line. The company posted some lacklustre numbers today for the fiscal year ending on March 31st, but its video game efforts...
04:45 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget M&S to trial online grocery deliveries
As the UK online food delivery market continues to grow, some big name businesses are worrying that they're missing out. Amazon finally threw its hat in the ring almost a year ago and now Marks a...
03:31 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Google 'Topics' highlight active users and communities
Google's latest feature for its social network can make your home stream look a little bit less lonely. Next time you check Google+, you'll see a new block in your stream listing topics you ...
02:03 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Facebook's Messenger Lite expands to 132 more countries
From the text-only Facebook Zero way back in 2010, to more recent Project Aquila, Mark Zuckerberg and company have made it clear that reaching the developing world is a huge priority for the company. ...
12:29 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Google and Facebook named as victims to $100 million scam
The tech companies that fell victim to a $100 million email scam reported in March are no inexperienced newbies fresh off their first funding round. According to Fortune, they're none other than ...
12:29 am -04 - Fri, April 28, 2017
Engadget Google and Facebook named as victims in $100 million scam
The tech companies that fell victim to a $100 million email scam reported in March are no inexperienced newbies fresh off their first funding round. According to Fortune, they're none other than ...
11:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook report admits foreign governments are influencing discourse
On the same day Facebook released its report on global government requests for the second half of 2016, its Threat Intelligence team announced new steps the social giant is taking to combat so-called ...
10:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's latest portable is the $150 2DS XL
Nintendo is dropping the NES Classic Edition from its lineup, but it has new hardware on the way with this just-announced New Nintendo 2DS XL. The portable system will cost $150 when it goes on sale J...
10:07 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Google iOS search now finds streaming movies, music and TV
Finding streaming content on your iPhone is getting easier. Google announced on Wednesday that the newest update to its search app on iOS devices will enable users to find TV shows, movies and songs o...
09:13 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget The next generation of VR enhancements coming to HTC Vive
The first year of consumer virtual reality has been exciting, to be sure, but ask anybody in the industry, and they'll tell you that it's only the beginning. Engineers and developers are alw...
08:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Take a look at Apple's self-driving test vehicle
Photos obtained by Bloomberg are giving us our first look at what appears to be a testbed for Apple's self-driving car technology. An observer caught the Lexus SUV (looking similar to the demo ve...
07:50 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon is 'doubling down' on the Echo ecosystem
Amazon is off to a profitable start in 2017. The company's first-quarter sales jumped 23 percent to $35.7 billion, beating analyst expectations, and top executives pinned part of that spike on th...
07:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Uber self-driving lead steps aside due to Waymo's lawsuit
While Waymo -- the company formerly known as Google's self-driving car project -- continues to sue Uber over stolen trade secrets, the former employee at the center of its charges will "be r...
06:39 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Nerdcore artist Mega Ran takes us on a Gameboy nostalgia trip
Nerdcore artist Mega Ran has a new video out today and it's full of Nintendo nostalgia. Church ft. KadeshFlow is a fun homage to the 8-bit visual style popularized by the GameBoy in the late 1980...
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Where to buy Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the UK
It's that time of the year again -- one of the most important dates in the smartphone launch calendar. Today, the UK gets its hands on Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and whichever size...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Show off your 3D art in Tilt Brush's new online gallery
Google's VR paint experience Tilt Brush just got a hefty update with a slew of new features that let users tweak the environment for more dynamic lighting and color options. But even more excitin...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget 'Tropes vs. Women in Video Games' says goodbye
The groundbreaking critical series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games is coming to an official end. "This is one of the most emotionally complicated projects I've ever created," writes cre...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Google's AI and hardware push wasn't crazy after all
Even though Google released its hardware products (the Home, the Pixel phones and its WiFi router) late last year, it's not until early this year that we'll likely see any initial impact on ...
05:18 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget The FCC doesn't care what you think about net neutrality
By now, you've probably heard what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has in store for the internet in the United States. If not, here's the short version: Pai wants to strip the internet of its current ...
04:58 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Surface revenue falls by 26 percent
Microsoft's third quarter earnings are mostly rosy -- except when it comes to sales of its Surface laptops. The company reports that Surface revenues fell 26 percent compared to last year, reachi...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Acer's $139 fitness watch promises to monitor your stamina
Acer is adding to its stable of quirky fitness trackers that measure unusual health metrics with the newly unveiled Leap Ware. It follows the company's Liquid Leap lineup, which offered continuou...
04:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Vizio's 65-inch 4K P-Series TV drops to $1,455
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...
04:14 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget MIT's mobile 3D printer built the largest structure to date
Your next house could be built by a robot. Following the recent success of San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor, a team of MIT researchers have created a mobile autonomous 3D printer of their own. And...
03:53 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon taught Alexa to whisper sweet nothings in your ear
Soon enough, Amazon's Alexa will shout out your grocery list. That's assuming developers take advantage of the new language framework that Amazon has added to its digital assistant. The idea...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget A kickstand is the most interesting feature on Acer's new 2-in-1
Of all the new Switch laptops and convertibles that Acer unveiled today, the most eye-catching is the Switch 5. It's a slick 12-inch Windows 10 hybrid with what the company calls an "auto-re...
03:23 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Mars-like soil makes super strong bricks when compressed
Elon Musk's vision of Mars colonization has us living under geodesic domes made of carbon fiber and glass. But, according to a study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, those do...
03:02 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget McDonald's will satisfy your Big Mac craving with UberEats delivery
McDonald's already tried delivering Quarter Pounder combo meals via Uber in Florida and now the fast-food restaurant it ready to expand the option. Crain's Chicago Business reports that McDo...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget It looks like Apple is resurrecting its Venmo competitor
Apple began considering its own peer-to-peer payment system back in 2015. Since then, however, nothing seems to have come of it. Today, however, Recode reports that Apple is again in negotiations to l...
02:19 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Google's Classroom is open to anyone with an urge to teach
Forget those pesky teaching qualifications, because Google has now found a way to make educators out of us all. Starting today, any Google Classroom user will be able to create their own classes. Work...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget The Navy built rechargeable batteries that won't explode on you
The Navy, the airline industry and Samsung all have a major problem with lithium-ion batteries. Specifically, they tend to catch fire more than most people would like. But that could change soon thank...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Cyberbullying nets '13 Reasons Why' mature rating in New Zealand
New Zealand has come out hard in its opposition to Netflix's series 13 Reasons Why. The high-school-focused show centering on a girl's suicide and its aftermath already has content warnings ...
01:19 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Apple Music redesign will put video in the spotlight
We know all about Apple's plans for Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke, but it looks like the company has bigger things in mind for its music-focused series. Bloomberg reports an Apple Music ...
12:54 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget LG's smartphones are no longer hurting the company
It's a testament to how topsy-turvy the mobile world is that a company can make its seventh successive quarterly loss and still feel good. That's because LG's mobile division, which man...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Boston's book cleaning machine and Disney's new SFX tricks
Today on In Case You Missed It: We take a look at the Boston Public Library's novel method of keeping its archives clean. Hint: it involves pushing them through a portable vacuum cleaner. The Dep...
11:58 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Acer's new Predator gaming laptop trades power for portability
What's the point of getting a powerful laptop if you can't drag it to a gaming party? Acer's latest back-to-school update for its Predator series of laptops, the Triton 700, may actuall...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Acer is making yet another fitness wearable
After a series of underwhelming attempts at making fitness wearables that track uncommon metrics, Acer is at it again with its new Leap Ware watch. Not many details have been shared yet, but one thing...
11:26 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Acer unveils a slew of new Switch laptops and detachables
At the IMAX theatre in New York's Lincoln Center, Acer CEO Jason Chen showed off his company's upcoming back-to-school lineup of products, including new Switch laptops and detachables, as we...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget 24 hours with Sony's A9 full-frame mirrorless camera
Sony has one clear goal with its A9 full-frame flagship camera: to make professional photographers forget about their DSLRs. These are high expectations, sure, but the company's new mirrorless sh...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Razer claims its wireless mouse is good enough for eSports
For pro gamers, wired mice have always been the only option, but now it looks like Razer is trying to change that. Following in the footsteps of Roccat, the peripheral company is releasing Lancehead -...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Google has already lost the hardware chief it poached from Amazon
You probably have food that's been in your freezer longer than David Foster (nope, still not the composer) stayed at Google after leaving Amazon. After six months, Foster is vacating his position...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Why Amazon wants to replace your mirror with a camera
Years ago, if someone told you that she was buying a camera for her bedroom, you'd imagine she was planning something naughty. But times have changed, and Amazon believes that you'll spend $...
09:51 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Uber hopes to silence critics with more UK driver benefits
Uber has long argued that its drivers are independent contractors, not employees. While that distinction has been argued in the courts, the company has been upping driver perks to try to keep them on ...
09:44 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's hardware visionary is calling it a day
Alongside today's impressive earnings report, Nintendo announced that long-serving employee Genyo Takeda is stepping down as company director this June. Holding the title of representative direct...
09:23 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Cassini probe survives first dive between Saturn and its rings
NASA's Cassini probe has emerged unscathed after its first dive between Saturn and its rings. The spacecraft's ground team had to spend 20 hours wondering whether the probe was doing well or...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Atlus has change of heart over 'Persona 5' streaming restrictions
Since launching last month, Persona 5 has already comfortably earned its place among the JRPG greats. Yet for streamers, this highly acclaimed title has become more of an archaic headache than a gamin...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Gboard on Android makes it easier to type and tweak your text
Google has made a few seemingly minor tweaks that could make Gboard on Android much easier to use. The keyboard now comes with a new text editing mode with arrow keys that you can use to quickly go to...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Inmates used smartphones to swap child porn in prison
Prosecutors have charged a group of inmates at a federal prison in New Jersey for downloading child porn from the dark web to their smuggled phones, according to NBC News. They even stored videos and ...
06:43 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget UK ebook sales flounder as interest in print copies rebounds
Book sales in the UK are on the rise, but not because of ebooks. Figures for 2016 released by the Publishers Association show a 7 percent rise over 2015, the largest year-over-year growth in a decade....
06:05 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry KEYone reaches the US on May 31st
To say that the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone has been protracted would be an understatement. BlackBerry and TCL teased the high-profile phone in January, dished out proper details in February, and ...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, April 27th 2017
TV dinners for foodies? The beginning of the end for net neutrality? Someone beating up a poor robot? Must be a Thursday. We also hear more on the next Call Of Duty title and Amazon's new fashion...
05:12 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget NASA is running out of functional spacewalk suits
NASA already spent over $200 million on developing a next-gen spacesuit, but it's still years away from conjuring up a working unit. That's a bigger problem than you might think, because acc...
05:04 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Two men admit involvement in the TalkTalk 2015 hack
Two men involved in 2015's TalkTalk hack have pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey court in London. Matthew Hanley, a 22-year-old from Tamworth, Staffordshire, admitted to three offences under the Co...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget B&O puts its smallest speaker in your pocket for $169
What's next for high-end audio company Bang and Olufsen following last year's handheld BeoPlay A1 speaker? Making a smaller model, of course. The Beoplay P2 fits in the palm of your hand and...
03:45 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch could outsell the Wii U in its first year
Nintendo's profits are up. It's claimed an operating profit of $1.6 billion (178 billion yen) for the last quarter, which, while around the same level as the last earnings report, is almost ...
02:14 am -04 - Thu, April 27, 2017
Engadget Samsung's chip business kept things looking up to start 2017
Samsung's Q1 2017 earnings are in, showing the company's highest quarterly profit since Q3 2013. That's despite the Galaxy Note 7 recall, and a markdown in the price of its Galaxy Note ...
11:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Google becomes first foreign internet company to go live in Cuba
After former President Obama reopened America's diplomatic relations with Cuba, businesses started looking for opportunities to make inroads to the island nation. Google was one of these, with Ob...
10:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the first with instant replay
Soccer (or, to the rest of the world, football) traditionalists have shunned video replay for years, claiming it would alter the sanctity of referees' calls. But well-documented flubbed calls lik...
09:37 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Microsoft wasn't hammered by surveillance requests in 2016
A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft released its Transparency Report revealing that it had received "1,000 to 1,499 surveillance requests for foreign intelligence purposes (known as FISA) from Janua...
08:06 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Google experiment promises clean nighttime shots from your phone
Many modern smartphones can take decent photos when the sun goes down, but their noisy, washed out images still don't hold a candle to the shots from a high-end DSLR. Google researcher Florian K...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget DJI grounded its drones in Iraq and Syria to lock out extremists
The most recognizable name in drones has reportedly stepped in to help the United States in its ongoing war on terror. As The Register reports today, Shenzhen-based DJI -- makers of the ever-popular P...
07:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Watch David Hasselhoff in an AI-scripted short film
Robots are slowly taking more and more jobs -- and soon, they'll come for the writers (gulp). That's the pitch behind director Oscar Sharp and AI researcher Ross Goodwin's short film It...
06:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Air Force enlists hackers to hunt bugs in its site
Bug bounties have been a staple among startups and online businesses since the days of Netscape Navigator but the federal government has been slow to adopt the beneficial code hunts. However, a year a...
06:03 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget FCC Chairman outlines his plan to gut net neutrality
The future of net neutrality has been uncertain since the November election of Donald Trump. His FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, has made it clear he intends to scale back some of the regulations surrounding ...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Google Trips is now more helpful for anyone afraid to fly
Last year, Google released Trips, an app for iOS and Android that helps you keep track of your itinerary while traveling. It automatically collects information from your Gmail inbox, organizes it and ...
05:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget You're not too old to play with Hot Wheels in 'Forza Horizon 3'
The second Forza Horizon 3 expansion is coming out soon and it's bringing a big dose of childhood nostalgia along with it. Hot Wheels and their iconic bright orange tracks arrive on May 9th as pa...
04:51 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Samsung's auto-reply app fights distracted driving
Let's be honest: too many of us are using our phones while driving. It's a problem and it's dangerous, but we do it anyway. Samsung knows this and has come up with a new app cleverly na...
04:43 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook's live video problem is only getting worse
Facebook's struggle with livestreams of terrible crimes is still very real, and appears to be worsening. Local media report that a young Thai man used Facebook Live to broadcast a murder-suicide ...
04:08 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Spotify's latest move shows it's trying to get royalties right
Spotify has struggled with unpaid royalties recently, though it's promised to fix things to help support frustrated artists. The company recently limited its free streaming option to build trust ...
03:24 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget 'Danger Zone' turns the best part of 'Burnout' into a full game
It's been nine long years since we had a proper Burnout game. But when Paradise launched back in 2008 it didn't come with the franchise's trademark Crash Mode, the arcadey feature that ...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget SOBRO: The smart coffee table for cold beers and chill tunes
Coffee tables aren't the most glamorous piece of furniture. If you're anything like me, they inevitably become a repository for loose stuff like keys and remotes. Storebound's SOBRO sma...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget A Fitbit Flex 2 reportedly exploded on woman's arm
Dina Mitchell was reading a book on Tuesday in her Wisconsin home when the Fitbit Flex 2 on her wrist exploded, causing second-degree burns, she told ABC News. Mitchell reportedly tore the device off ...
02:26 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Police will scan every fan's face at the Champions League final
If you're headed to the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3rd, you might just be part of a massive experiment in security -- and a privacy uproar. South Wales Police are conducting a...
01:55 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Google turns 'Hamilton' hype into a VR history lesson
We're all a bit more versed in American history these days, thanks in great part to playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and his award-winning hip-hop-infused musical, Hamilton. The Hamilto...
01:32 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Reddit plans to make big changes to how the site looks
Reddit's default design is a throwback to simpler times on the internet. However, moderators on the site's numerous subreddits put a bunch of work into making sure their communities stand ou...
01:32 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Reddit is stripping away some of its personality
Reddit's default design is a throwback to simpler times on the internet. However, moderators on the site's numerous subreddits put a bunch of work into making sure their communities stand ou...
01:16 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget 'Call of Duty: WWII' will take you back to Omaha Beach November 3rd
Call of Duty: WWII will launch November 3rd on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As you might expect, the game takes place largely in Europe between 1944 and 1945, ultimately pushing toward Germany afte...
01:16 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget 'Call of Duty: WWII' takes you back to Omaha Beach November 3rd
Call of Duty: WWII will launch November 3rd on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As you might expect, the game takes place largely in Europe between 1944 and 1945, ultimately pushing toward Germany afte...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget 'The Protectors' shows how VR can help save African elephants
At first, the elephant looks like it's asleep. But then you notice it has stumps where there should be feet. Its tusks have been sawed off. And there are countless maggots crawling along a gaping...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget The first 4K livestream from space starts at 1:30PM ET
Astronaut Peggy Whitson has already broken plenty of new ground in her current role as a commander aboard the International Space Station, but she's about to break some more. As promised, Whitson...
12:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Google Home has 5 million recipe options for your next night in
Google has been rapidly adding new features to its Home connected speaker recently, and the latest will be handy for chefs. Google Home can now read out recipes step-by-step -- but it sounds like you&...
11:59 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Tesla Model S safety concerns cost it Consumer Reports' top rating
Consumer Reports and Tesla really aren't getting along well lately. The what-should-I-buy magazine has lowered the ratings of Tesla's Model S and Model X after noting that a promised automat...
11:38 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget FDA: Stop buying miracle cancer drugs on Instagram
The FDA has issued a warning to social media users not to be taken in by miracle cures hawked on the internet. The agency found 14 companies that made fraudulent, outrageous claims about the power of ...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo Look is a voice-controlled camera for fashion tips
Amazon's Echo smart speakers just went in an unusual (but potentially very helpful) new direction. Meet Echo Look, an Alexa-powered camera designed around taking your own fashion photos and vide...
11:02 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Uber highlights your rating to make you a better passenger
It's no secret that Uber assigns star ratings to passengers as well as drivers, but finding your passenger rating has practically required a small mining expedition. After today, though, you'...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget VR's latest victim: 'live' standup comedy
Comedy Living Room started in 2012 as a way for emergent stand-ups to try out gags in the safety of a friend's living room. Now, the event is embracing virtual reality, enabling everyone to watch...
10:20 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget How 'Puyo Puyo Tetris' tricked me into liking puzzle games
When Larry Kasanoff said he was turning the world's most iconic puzzle game into a trilogy of science fiction movies, I was speechless. After a disaster like Pixels, how could anybody look at Tet...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Delta's new premium headsets will make first class feel better
Starting on July 15th, you'll find a pair of premium LSTN headphones in your seat when you fly overseas in first or business class with Delta. They're really not quite like your typically pl...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Delta is handing out premium headphones to rich people
Starting on July 15th, you'll find a pair of premium LSTN headphones in your seat when you fly overseas in first or business class with Delta. They're really not quite like your typically pl...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Delta removes the guilt from keeping in-flight headphones
Starting on July 15th, you'll find a pair of premium LSTN headphones in your seat when you fly overseas in first or business class with Delta. They're really not quite like your typically pl...
09:34 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget 700 million people are using Instagram
Instagram's Stories feature beating out all of Snapchat in terms of users is so two weeks ago. Now the photo-minded social network is crowing about hitting 700 million users in rapid fashion. Spe...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget 'White Collar' crime tracker mocks police profiling bias
As Police forces edge ever closer to realizing the plot of Minority Report, a new art-slash-research project aims to point out inequality in our society. With White Collar Crime Risk Zones, three arti...
09:10 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget UberEats food deliveries come to Edinburgh
After launching in London last summer, Uber's food delivery service UberEats has expanded to Manchester, Birmingham, and recently, it added the useful option of scheduling post-pub burger drop-of...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Nomiku Sous Chef essentially offers TV dinners for foodies
Nomiku debuted nearly five years ago with a pretty innovative idea: affordable sous vide cooking in your own home. Back then, machines that did sous vide -- a way of cooking vacuum-packed foods in a t...
08:55 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget The UK is worried fake news will impact General Election result
UK politicians are worried fake news will have an impact on the outcome of the General Election in June. Speaking with The Guardian, Damian Collins, a Conservative MP and the chairman of the culture, ...
08:48 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget EU court rules selling pre-loaded pirate boxes is illegal
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has today handed down a judgement that could drastically affect how multimedia streaming boxes are sold across the continent. In a case involving Dutch anti-piracy...
07:47 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Twitter is gaining more users, losing less money
Twitter has updated us on the state of its business and, if you squint, you can almost see that things are picking up for the service. The company revealed that while revenues fell by $164 million, it...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Pioneer and Onkyo slip Chromecast support into more audio devices
Owners of some recent audio products from Onkyo and Pioneer don't need a dongle for Chromecast support anymore. At CES in 2016 Google announced a push for Chromecast support in more audio product...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, April 26th 2017
In case you missed it yesterday, one Google cofounder is making a flying (kinda) car, while the other has a secret blimp, Uber is having a pretty awful year (already), and there's a for-real tric...
05:09 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Twitter plans to broadcast live videos all day, every day
Twitter wants to air more live videos on its platform, and it wants to air them all day every day. In an interview with Buzzfeed News, the company's COO and CFO Anthony Noto said Twitter plans to...
04:20 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Man arrested after knocking over a 300-pound security robot
Sure, the K5 isn't the cutest robot making its first steps into human society, but that doesn't mean drunks get to knock it over. One of the five-foot droids took a tumble last week in Mount...
03:02 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Verizon's $80 prepaid plan is unlimited but not perfect
Verizon has launched a new prepaid plan that sounds more enticing than many of its competitors'. At $80 a month, it offers unlimited data, talk and text in the country. The carrier also tacked on...
03:02 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Verizon's $80 prepaid plan is unlimited but also imperfect
Verizon has launched a new prepaid plan that sounds more enticing than many of its competitors'. At $80 a month, it offers unlimited data, talk and text in the country. The carrier also tacked on...
01:28 am -04 - Wed, April 26, 2017
Engadget Bloomberg: Google co-founder Sergey Brin has a 'secret airship'
A couple of days ago we got a good look at a "flying car" backed by Google's Larry Page, and now Bloomberg reports that Sergey Brin has a project too -- it's a zeppelin. The airshi...
11:44 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Chrome casting tweak streams all videos directly to your TV
As a general rule, you send an entire Chrome browser tab to your Chromecast (or other Cast-ready devices) as a last resort. The quality is lousy enough that you only really want to use it when a serv...
10:53 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Google Maps can remember where you parked on Android and iOS
Google Maps already lets you know when parking at your destination might be difficult, but the app's latest navigation feature aims to make things even easier after you've arrived. The helpf...
09:44 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Verizon's $70 Gigabit internet plan misses both targets
Yesterday Verizon announced the launch of Fios Gigabit Connection, as "the nation's largest deployment of gigabit Internet connection service." It even promised a $70 per month price st...
08:07 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Netflix gets its shows into China through iQiyi licensing deal
While Netflix has dominated much of the streaming content market, it's been blocked by regulators in a major region: China. Having previously licensed content to LeEco (which is currently dealing...
07:16 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Scientists successfully grew fetal lambs inside 'uterus-like' bags
Doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a new artificial womb that could benefit the tens of thousands of critically preterm (younger than 26 weeks) births in the US each ye...
06:37 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Fans resurrect 'Tomb Raider' in your web browser
If you need a reminder of how far video games have come since the mid-90s, look no further than OpenTomb. Over the past four years, a handful of devoted developers have been rebuilding the original fi...
05:53 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget This prosthetic arm is powered by Bluetooth and your mind
Robotic limbs aren't a new technology, though the range of motion and strength of such limbs continue to improve. Controlling prosthetics with your mind is another area of refinement, but they�...
05:37 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Campy, live-action horror game 'Night Trap' heads to PS4
After 25 years, a browser port and a failed Kickstarter, cult classic FMV (full-motion video) game Night Trap is finally getting making its way back to living rooms. Thanks to the folks at developer S...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget AT&T's faux 5G network launches in Austin
At last, 5G wireless is here... sort of. As promised, AT&amp;T has launched its pre-standard 5G network, starting with certain parts of Austin. So long as you have a Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you can...
05:05 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget New 'Sonic Forces' footage feels a lot like 'Generations'
For the last few months, SEGA has been playing coy with Sonic Forces-- first only little else beside the game's name and the usual promises of greatness. Then, earlier this month, a new trailer t...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget DC is launching its own streaming service with a show TNT killed
DC Entertainment is getting into the streaming space with help from Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter. What's more, the company's own service is said to be launching with a T...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Sling tries to lure customers with an AirTV bundle
Sling has realized that it also needs a dirt-cheap hardware offering to help hook wary users into cutting the cord. That's why it's heavily discounting the AirTV Player, which lets you acces...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget 'Heroes of the Storm' adds everyone's favorite 'Overwatch' hero
Last month, Blizzard announced it would revamp its MOBA game, Heroes of the Storm, in a huge patch released in April. Its 2.0 update, which is live in North America, promised to upgrade its player pro...
04:05 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget YouTube Kids brings cartoons and bright colors to your smart TV
YouTube Kids' mobile app is fine if your young ones are content to watch videos on a tablet, but what if you just want to plunk them down on the couch to watch on the big screen? You can after to...
03:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Nastier version of IoT botnet could brick your smart toaster
Two new versions of a nasty botnet called BrickerBot were spotted in the wild by researcher Pascal Geenens, who reported the latest attack for security firm Radware. Permanent denial-of-service botnet...
03:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget A Doritos bag is all you need to play the 'Guardians 2' soundtrack
Doritos is teaming up with Marvel Studios to promote Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in an unusual way. They've created a custom-designed, limited edition series of Doritos bags with a built-in, r...
03:10 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Spotify took its sweet time getting Behind the Lyrics on Android
Over a year ago, Spotify rolled out a slick new Behind the Lyrics integration on iOS that connected the song you were currently listening to with annotated lyrics from Genius. Like a cross between VH1...
02:52 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Samsung's emoji chat app helps people with language disorders
It seems like emoji has become a language of its own, but each symbol is really a stand-in for a wide array of thoughts and emotions. This shorthand can be useful for someone who struggles to digest w...
02:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Watson could be the key to smarter manufacturing robots
Some reports predict that robots will replace 5 million jobs in the next couple of years. Bill Gates thinks we need a "robot tax" to compensate for those losses. A new partnership announced ...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars: Episode IX' ends the trilogy on May 24th, 2019
Modern Star Wars movies have had a bad habit of slipping into December, but that isn't stopping Disney and Lucasfilm from wanting the space epic to become a summer blockbuster once again. The tw...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Streaming is boosting the music industry worldwide
The music industry has struggled to adapt to the digital world over the past couple of decades, but it might just be hitting its stride again. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget IBM's Watson looked into my soul and 'drew' my portrait
Since its introduction to the world in 2009, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been crushing humans in Jeopardy, helping chefs make food with unconventional recipes and even offering tech support. B...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Amazon's latest Dash button orders you fresh undies
Living in an apartment without an in-unit washer and dryer means that occasionally you go to great lengths to avoid carrying all your dirty clothes to the basement's laundry room. Every now and t...
01:25 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Flying, spherical displays are coming to a halftime show near you
Pepsi's drone show at the Super Bowl this year was impressive, sure, but imagine what those UAVs would've been capable of with more than one pixel. To wit, Japan's Docomo has designed a...
01:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Apple sees its redesigned retail stores as community spaces
Apple's retail stores have long had a social side. You might not visit just to hang out, but the combination of free workshops and an abundance of connected devices gives you a reason to stay be...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Uber wants to test its flying taxis by 2020
Today in Dallas, Uber is taking the wraps off its flying car plans. The company's three-day "Elevate" summit is meant to discuss all things relating to vertical take-off and landing (VT...
12:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget The Avengers take on gaming icons in 'Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite'
After a year of silence, Capcom has announced eight new characters for its crossover fighter -- Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Doubling down on Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Ult...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget I smelled and hugged a tree in VR, because art
At the Tribeca VR arcade this year, there were displays ranging from the harrowing to the distracting, but few were as eye-catching as Treehugger:Wawona. It's an interactive art installation that...
11:42 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget MTV's 'Catfish' will introduce internet trolls to their victims
MTV's Catfish: The TV Show, a documentary series that brings together online couples who have never met in real life with sometimes disastrous results, is branching out. Instead of pursuing poten...
11:21 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Google refines its search results to curb fake news
Google's quest to fight fake news isn't stopping with identifying bogus stories and an emphasis on fact-checking. The internet giant is rolling out changes to its search results in hopes of ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Glyph video headset courtesy of Avegant!
If you enjoy the movie theater, but can't stand crowds, Avegant's Glyph could be your saving grace. This rechargeable audio/video headset projects a 720p private screening experience onto ea...
10:50 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Facebook is tweaking the News Feed to make room for fact checkers
In its own way, Facebook is taking responsibility for the spread of misinformation and changing how its products deliver news. The next phase of that is a test that "might" populate the News...
10:23 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Juicero's unnecessary complexity makes it unnecessarily pricey
Juicero came under fire after Bloomberg showed that you don't need its $400 (previously $700) machine to squeeze juice out of its proprietary fruit and vegetable packets. All you need are your ha...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget XPrize winner says its Tricorder is better than 'Star Trek'
The technology of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek looked so far forward it could almost have been used as a visual aide to Arthur C. Clarke's third law: technology so advanced, it's indist...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget AT&T's rural internet push starts with Georgia
AT&amp;T is making good on an FCC Connect America Fund promise to bring reasonably fast internet to rural dwellers and those who'd otherwise have to settle for pokey service. The carrier has...
09:22 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget NFL players can track and sell their own health data
Professional athletes know that it's not just the matches and training sessions that matter: it's what you do in your downtime too. Whoop's wearable straps specialise in this area, trac...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Uber's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2017
Uber is believed to be the world's most valuable startup, with estimates pegging the company as being worth around $70 billion. Its business, and its CEO, have always garnered controversy, but to...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Apple has NASA minds working on its AR glasses
Apple has hired former NASA JPL augmented reality expert Jeff Norris to help shape its AR projects, according to Bloomberg. Based on previous reports, Cupertino has been working on a pair of AR glasse...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Vizio's $250 soundbar hosts Google Assistant and Chromecast
Vizio may have been knocked by LeEco after its $2 billion buyout deal was cancelled, but the company's not going to fall into a grief-stricken funk. The home theater business has announced a new ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Vizio's XLED TVs might make you forget its tracking software
Vizio's pushed a wider range of affordable HDR screens with its recent E-series, which follows the trend of high-resolution 4K televisions getting cheaper and cheaper. So follows the company'...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Vodafone's failed TV ambitions are costing it dearly
Vodafone once had aspirations to become the next quad-play provider, able to offer its customers more than just a mobile phone contract. For nearly two years, the company was preparing to enter the pa...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Waymo's ready to offer public rides in its self-driving minivans
While Alphabet's legal battle with Uber continues to rumble on, its Waymo self-driving initiative is going from strength to strength. Its laser-mounted white minivans are consistently proving the...
06:10 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Channel 4's online TV ads will call you out by name
Adverts are about to get a lot more personalised -- or creepier, depending on your point of view -- the next time you hop on the All 4 streaming service to catch up on The Island with Bear Grylls. Thi...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, April 25th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.No, you're not dreaming -- flying cars are real, and the Galaxy S8 is selling at a record pace. Also, you might be a still-in-utero neomorph from Alien. ...
04:36 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Wikipedia co-founder launches Wikitribune to fight fake news
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales hopes to tackle fake news with a journalism outfit of his own. Wikitribune will be free to access and use crowdfunding to hire experienced reporters. They'll work...
03:01 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Run' gets an update, if you're still playing
The first Nintendo game that came out on smartphones, Super Mario Run, got its first update since launching on Android last month. Assuming anyone's still rocking and hopping in the mobile Mushro...
01:25 am -04 - Tue, April 25, 2017
Engadget Lyft driver's lawsuit accuses Uber of privacy violations
Uber is now facing its first Hell-related legal battle a couple of weeks after The Information revealed the project's existence. A former Lyft driver has filed a class action lawsuit against the ...
11:59 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Apple Music delays its 'Carpool Karaoke' show
Apple had indicated that its first video series for Apple Music would arrive in April, but we're almost into May and Carpool Karaoke is nowhere to be found. According to Reuters, a March premiere...
11:59 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Apple Music delays its 'Carpool Karaoke' series
Apple had indicated that its first video series for Apple Music would arrive in April, but we're almost into May and Carpool Karaoke is nowhere to be found. According to Reuters, a March premiere...
11:03 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget KeyMe aims to replace locksmiths with kiosks in more cities
If you lock yourself out of your home or car, you typically have only one option -- call a locksmith and hope they can get to you quickly. But you'll pay a small fortune for their time and expert...
10:22 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget 'Alien: Covenant' VR experience emerges on April 26th
Both Fox and director Ridley Scott have made bit commitments to virtual reality, and you're about to see just how those commitments are evolving... in an unsettling way. Fox has revealed that Al...
09:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,' 'Handmaid's Tale'
This week the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, but our competitive juices will be pushed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. On streaming services, high-profile premieres abound, wi...
08:56 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget HipChat resets all passwords after hackers break in
Today, Hipchat alerted its users that someone broke into one of its servers through a vulnerability in a third-party library. The chat service saw no evidence that other Atlassian systems or products ...
08:09 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA's Shield TV upgrades to 4K for Cast and Google Play movies
Despite all the 4K material NVIDIA's Shield TV can handle, there have still been a few gaps: you couldn't play Google Play Movies &amp; TV content in 4K, for instance, and you definitely...
07:08 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget ABC affiliate deal makes it easier to livestream local channels
Disney has signed deals with more than 160 television stations that will finally enable them to stream their local content. Most of the affiliates will now use services like DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStat...
05:58 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Google Photos for iOS beams images to your TV with AirPlay
Google has been improving its Photos app for a while now, adding features like automatic white balance, compensation for wobbly video, social photo editing tools and even improving Apple's own Li...
05:37 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget FCC may unveil softer net neutrality rules this week
Like it or not, the FCC may be close to divulging its plans for relaxing net neutrality rules. Recode contacts claim that Chairman Ajit Pai may talk about the softer regulation as soon as April 26th, ...
05:16 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Stephens College is the first all-women's school with an eSports team
Last Thursday, Stephens College made history when it officially created the first varsity-level eSports team at an all-women's school. The program's 12-player squad will begin digitally comp...
04:54 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Sling TV's Cloud DVR records your guilty pleasures on Apple TV
Two weeks after Sling TV rolled out its Cloud DVR feature to Android and Roku users, the streaming service is now doing the same for people who own an Apple TV. "First Look," which was intro...
04:33 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Unroll.me is sorry-not-sorry it sold email data to Uber
When the New York Times revealed that Apple had threatened to drop Uber's app over privacy guideline violations, there was a juicy tidbit tucked inside: Unroll.me's email management service ...
04:12 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget 'Breath of the NES' is a retro 'Zelda' fan project destined to die
While you wait for something else to play on your Switch (might I suggest looking into TumbleSeed?), you could kill some time with Breath of the NES. As the name suggests, the fan-project was inspired...
03:51 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Disney's projection tech turns actors' faces into nightmare fuel
Disney is taking scary clown makeup to the next level. It's using a new projection system to transform the appearance of actors during live performances, tracking facial expressions and "pai...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget We livedthrough the history of evolution in VR with'Life of Us'
It's easy to criticize virtual reality for being isolating and a bit anti-social, but there's a lot of potential for connection with shared VR experiences. One good example is Life of Us, th...
03:16 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Google automatically translates local reviews when you travel
We all use user-generated reviews to figure out what points of interest are worth checking out. If you're traveling in a country where you don't speak the language, however, the reviews you ...
02:59 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Legendary car designer Fisker unveils his new luxury EV in August
Henrik Fisker has already dropped a few hints about his EMotion luxury electric car, but you now know when you'll get to hear the rest. The automotive design legend has revealed that his namesak...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget DJI's first-person goggles look to the future of drone flight
The new DJI Goggles put you in the cockpit of a quadcopter, giving you a first-person, VR-like experience in the real world. The goggles have a couple of screens through which you can see whatever the...
02:21 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Kitty Hawk's Flyer isn't the flying car you were promised
That flying car startup Google's Larry Page is backing? It's finally showing its hand... and the company's initial product is both more and less than what you might expect. Kitty Hawk&#...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi still isn't ready to sell phones in America
Whenever I write about a new Xiaomi product these days, the response is usually sour comments along the lines of, "Why bother telling us when these won't be coming to our side of the world?&...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 hits sales records despite the Note 7's flameout
As Samsung was readying the Galaxy S8, everyone wondered if the company would be able to recover from the disastrous, exploding Note 7. From a pure quality of hardware perspective, the S8 appears to b...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Amazon is trying to be your one-stop subscription shop
Amazon's subscription offerings go beyond Kindle Unlimited, Prime and its various add-ons. The retailer has offered magazine subscriptions for awhile too, and now the company has set up Subscribe...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Tag Heuer's 'modular' smartwatch isn't actually modular
Webster's dictionary may define "modular" as "constructed with standardized units," but in tech, that buzzword has a slightly different meaning. A modular device usually has s...
12:39 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Amazon is interested in self-driving vehicles, too
Apple and Alphabet aren't the only tech heavyweights branching out into self-driving vehicle technology. Amazon wants in on the action, too. Wall Street Journal sources hear that Amazon formed ...
12:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Spotify looks into building its own hardware
Spotify, the most popular music streaming service, might be getting ready to jump into the hardware game -- if a few job postings are to be believed. The company recently posted a handful of openings ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Tesla plans larger Supercharger sites, more travel refueling spots
Tesla is working hard to make it easier for its customers to charge their electric cars on the go. Back in February, the company revealed that it'll be doubling its Supercharger network in 2017. ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Google's next-gen VR camera was designed for seamless video
Two years ago, Google introduced Jump, a VR platform that uses cloud-based software and smart stitching algorithms to make 360-video creation easier than ever before. It also partnered with GoPro to m...
11:48 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Create your own films on a VR movie set
When someone mentions "VR filmmaking," they're usually referring to 360-degree video, or some kind of video game environment where the story unfolds around you. One developer in Japan, ...
11:19 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Google's next trick for Android is 'copyless pasting'
Google's recognition for context goes beyond conversing with Assistant, it would seem. The search juggernaut is working on a feature that "thinks" of what you were looking at in Chrome ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Running with an AI 'personal trainer' is fun, but expensive
The artificial intelligence that we hope will exist in our lifetime is a world away from what's available right now. A thinking computer that knows us better than we know ourselves, and can make ...
10:42 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Apple's iPhone 8 might not ship in September
Apple has practically settled into a routine with its flagship iPhone launches: it announces the new model in early September and ships it later that month. You can practically set your clock by it. ...
10:23 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch' has its first match-fixing scandal
In a month's time, Blizzard's popular multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch will officially be a year old (not counting the beta). In that time, the game has accumulated over 25 million...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Samsung is helping Sennheiser bring 3D audio to Android
When Sennheiser unveiled the first earbuds to use its Ambeo 3D audio technology, it limited them to iOS users. Are they ever going to come to Android? Yes, apparently -- with some help. Sennheiser has...
09:44 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Peggy Whitson breaks the US record for cumulative time in space
US astronaut Peggy Whitson has officially broken the US record for cumulative time spent in space. As of 1:27 AM ET today, she had spent 534 days, 2 hours and 49 minutes in space -- a number that has ...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget 'A Moment in Time' shows the charming potential of art in VR
Quill, like Google's Tilt Brush, is an artistic tool that lets you paint in virtual reality. Designed for the Oculus Rift, it's a liberating way to draw and view art in 3D space. The next st...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Rickard Nordin, Sweden's 'Hearthstone'-streaming politician
For many people, eSports cropped up when they weren't looking, growing out of the passionate local communities built by game creators and players. Professional teams now compete in high-stakes le...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget SlingStudio makes multi-camera video production a reality for all
Putting video on the internet is easier than ever -- even livestreaming has been dramatically simplified, thanks to products like Periscope and Facebook Live. But video production gets much more compl...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget Siri now reads out your WhatsApp messages
Apple's Siri assistant may not boast as many third-party integrations as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but it's still useful in its own right. Since the company opened up the platform l...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, April 24th 2017
Welcome to a fresh new week at Engadget. Over the weekend, you may have missed Uber's latest sketchy tale, a rallying call for truth and science, and a love letter to the Galaxy S8 from a once-Sa...
02:58 am -04 - Mon, April 24, 2017
Engadget South Korean presidential candidate campaigns with 'Starcraft' maps
How should politicians connect with younger voters? How do you cut through the relentless waves of promises, speeches and the rest? If you're South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in, you ...
11:55 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget A 3D-printed patch could help you recover from a heart attack
Scientists have dreamed of easily patching up heart tissue in the wake of heart attacks, but there are always gotchas: for example, it's no mean feat to replicate the complex structures of real t...
09:24 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget Most habitable planets may be completely covered in water
When you imagine what a rocky, habitable planet looks like, it's easy to picture an alternate Earth where land and oceans exist in an ideal balance. Unfortunately, that's not necessarily ho...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget IllumiBowl's latest toilet light also kills germs
IllumiBowl's motion-activated, multi-color toilet night light may have seemed like a silly idea when it first launched, but don't laugh -- it's a practical solution if you'd rather...
06:02 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget Pinterest doesn't want you to see it as a social network
Believe it or not, Pinterest has never really advertised itself in the US -- remarkable for an internet giant with over 150 million users and enough clout that it can buy well-known services like Inst...
04:29 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget First gene therapy drug proves a flop in the market
When UniQure launched the first commercial gene therapy drug, Glybera, it promised a minor revolution in medicine. By using custom viruses to deliver genes, it could reportedly cure a rare disease (li...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget Thousands descended on DC to march for truth and science
A balmy Friday evening gave way to a miserable Saturday, with low, gray clouds that blotted out the sun and soaked Washington DC with rain. That wasn't enough to stop thousands of people &mda...
01:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget Apple threatened to drop Uber's app over iPhone tracking
Uber is no stranger to trouble, but it may have landed in some especially hot water two years ago. New York Times sources claim that Apple CEO Tim Cook held a face-to-face meeting in early 2015 to cal...
01:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget Apple threatened to drop Uber's app over iPhone tracking (updated)
Uber is no stranger to trouble, but it may have landed in some especially hot water two years ago. New York Times sources claim that Apple CEO Tim Cook held a face-to-face meeting in early 2015 to cal...
01:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget Apple threatened to drop Uber's app over iPhone tagging (updated)
Uber is no stranger to trouble, but it may have landed in some especially hot water two years ago. New York Times sources claim that Apple CEO Tim Cook held a face-to-face meeting in early 2015 to cal...
12:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget Livestream's Mevo camera can broadcast to YouTube Live
Last year, Livestream's Mevo became the first camera with integrated Facebook Live streaming. Now the video streaming platform is giving its device a few more major upgrades, including support fo...
10:30 am -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget The best toaster
By Brendan Nystedt and Michael Sullivan This 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 ...
09:00 am -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's super glue gun: Gears, Arduinos and motor drivers
We're making progress with the Super Glue Gun project, though we've hit a problem and we could use your help. To push the glue sticks into the gun, we need motor control. For this we're...
04:28 am -04 - Sun, April 23, 2017
Engadget YouTube will fight fake news by offering workshops to teens
Google is already flagging fake news, but it knows that isn't always enough. People need to recognize what fake news is, too. To that end, its YouTube wing just launched an Internet Citizens pr...
11:57 pm -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget Europe may harmonize how internet companies fight hate speech
Internet companies are already taking action against hate speech, but it's no secret that they don't always tackle it in the same way. One may delete the hostile material immediately, while...
10:31 pm -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget Artificially bright clouds might save the Great Barrier Reef
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dying due to changes in ocean temperature, and conventional attempts to save it (such as improving water quality or limiting fishing) haven't panned out. H...
08:59 pm -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget China proves its first resupply spacecraft can reach orbit
China's space program just hit a milestone: according to Reuters, its first cargo probe has successfully proven that it can ferry supplies to orbit. Tianzhou-1 took off from the Wenchang Satellit...
07:25 pm -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy S8 won't help you shop on Amazon
Samsung already gave a heads-up that Bixby wouldn't be complete when the Galaxy S8 launched, but Verizon customers will have to make do with less than most... for a while, anyway. The American c...
05:56 pm -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget Britain has its first day of coal-free power in 135 years
Coal power has been a fixture of British culture ever since the country's first plant went live in 1882. It shaped the Industrial Revolution (and the air pollution that followed), was involved i...
04:25 pm -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget YouTube fixes Restricted Mode issue censoring LGBTQ videos
YouTube says it has fixed the issue that made Restricted Mode a bit too restrictive. The option was supposed to make the website more suitable for minors when switched on, but its older version also f...
02:57 pm -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget 'Avatar' sequels start arriving on December 18th, 2020
James Cameron has spent years drumming up hype for his Avatar sequels with little to show for it (the first sequel was originally due this December). However, his team is finally ready to commit to sp...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Juicero and the Silicon Valley hype machine
Silicon Valley's $400Juicer May BeFeeling the SqueezeEllen Huet andOlivia Zaleski,BloombergWe never bought into the hype of a $700 juicer, but the folks at Juicero were able convince some that it...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget 'The Last Goodbye' is the VR Holocaust memorial we need today
You've read about the Holocaust in books and seen it portrayed in films. But it's another experience entirely to walk through the site of a concentration camp in virtual reality, led by a su...
10:30 am -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget With the Galaxy S8, Samsung grabs the smartphone design crown
In the interest of full disclosure, I'll admit my bias right up front: I have never liked Samsung's smartphones. The Galaxy and Note series have both been wildly successful -- so much so tha...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
My name is Christopher Trout, your new editor-in-chief. You may not recognize my name, but chances are you've read something I've written. When I arrived at Engadget nearly seven years ago, ...
06:36 am -04 - Sat, April 22, 2017
Engadget Waymo says Uber hid a LiDAR device based on its technology
The legal battle Waymo waged against Uber is getting more and more intense, and the Alphabet-owned division is showing no signs of slowing down. It has just accused the ride-hailing company of coverin...
11:48 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Pinterest fixes its broken visual search tool for Chrome
Pinterest thought it launched something cool when it added visual search to its Chrome browser in March. It was supposed to be able to pinpoint specific items in an image, say a pair of sunglasses som...
10:47 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Lawsuit takes aim at Google, Huawei over Nexus 6P battery issues
A federal class action complaint has been filed accusing Google and Huawei of fraud, breaching warranty and improperly handling customer complaints after a number of Nexus 6P smartphones unexpectedly ...
10:08 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget The Moto Z2 Play looks very familiar
You probably picked up the Moto Z Play for its long battery life, mid-range price and compatibility with Motrola's flagship modular backs. If you were worried that those components wouldn't ...
09:34 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Valve is trying to end account smurfing in 'Dota 2'
Valve is changing the way Dota 2 is played, at least on a meta level. Beginning May 4th, players will be required to register a unique phone number to their accounts in order to queue up for ranked ma...
08:54 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Duolingo has a premium subscription, but lessons are still free
The idea that learning another language should be free is the core idea behind Duolingo. Over the past few years, the app has strived to make learning a new tongue convenient, portable and fun. Now th...
08:04 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Adidas will sell more shoes partially made with ocean trash
In honor of tomorrow's Earth Day celebrations, Adidas is unveiling yet another collaboration with Parley, an organization that focuses on protecting oceans from being polluted. This includes thre...
07:14 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget The next version of uTorrent will run in your browser
uTorrent is the most popular Bittorrent client in the world, but it's clearly getting a bit long in the tooth. You can expect some big changes soon, though. TorrentFreak reports that the app will...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen shows off its vision for a driverless future
Back in March, the Volkswagen Group dropped rendered concept images of its futuristic Sedric, an autonomous vehicle that would take riders to their destination at the touch of a button -- no human dri...
05:40 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Samsung promises to fix Galaxy S8's 'red tint' problem
Quite a few of Samsung's newly-released Galaxy S8 handsets have been showing a noticeable reddish tint on their screens. While the company initially said that the problem was easily fixed with a ...
05:23 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Arsenal FC delivers match day updates with Alexa
Amazon's virtual assistant can tell you all sorts of info on a range of topics. Sure, Alexa can already give you sports details, but one English Premier League club is going a step further. With ...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Dell's first HDR display is aimed squarely at video editors
HDR10 and Dolby Vision are the two main competing standards for high dynamic range displays. Today, Dell lent its support to the former as it announced its first HDR10-compliant display, the Dell Ultr...
04:38 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Court documents reveal more shady dealings by Theranos
Things just got a lot worse for Theranos, the beleaguered blood-testing company that's seen its share of bad press and class-action lawsuits. The latest complaint is mostly based on testimony fro...
04:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Sony made a gigantic PS4 controller no one can use
Sony has eSports-tailored PlayStation 4 controllers, but aside from that, the gaming juggernaut hasn't made any major changes to the gamepad that shipped with the PS4. But as a Japanese promo for...
03:55 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Turns out, pacemaker security is terrifying
The hacker who uses her wizard powers to get rich by manipulating stocks is a tired Hollywood trope. But that doesn't mean some hackers don't dream about making the fantasy come true, or tha...
03:40 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Steve Ballmer's US data trove isn't the first, but may be the best
Steve Ballmer spent years at Microsoft chasing money for the tech giant to add to its bottom line, but now he's devoted to following the money the US government spends. After his retirement and c...
03:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Michael Kors taps your Instagram feed to beautify your smartwatch
Last month, Michael Kors announced a "My Social" app that lets you tap into your Instagram feed for watch face backgrounds. Today, the company is sharing a video that shows exactly how you&#...
02:58 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Apple fills new hardware team with ex-Google satellite execs
Apple has hired two people with intriguing backgrounds in the field of satellite technology: John Fenwick, the former head of Google's spacecraft business, and Michael Trela, the ex-lead of Googl...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Twitch kicks off Science Week by streaming Sagan's 'Cosmos'
Prepare to see all kinds of science-y streams on Twitch next week. The streaming platform is holding a week-long celebration of all things science, starting with a marathon of Carl Sagan's Cosmos...
02:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Hulu eyes Joe Hill's 'Locke & Key' horror comic for new series
After a few false starts, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's award-winning horror comic Locke &amp; Key is getting another shot at coming to your screen. Hulu is producing an hour-long pilot ad...
01:34 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget The rumors are true: 'Call of Duty' is going back to World War II
The next Call of Duty returns to the series' roots with a storyline set in World War II. Sledgehammer Games is working on the new title, dubbed Call of Duty: WWII, and the studio is expected to d...
12:58 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Microsoft has a plan to beat Chromebooks at their own game
Microsoft is holding an education-focused event on May 2nd, and speculation has indicated that we might see Windows 10 Cloud for the first time. The software is pegged as a low-resource platform that ...
12:37 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Lilium's electric personal jet manages a vertical takeoff
The Lilium jet may look like somebody's wacky concept of a futuristic aircraft that will never be able to fly, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It has recently completed a series...
12:15 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Twitch opens the door for more streamers to make money
You don't need to be a member of Twitch's exclusive group of Partnered streamers to start making money broadcasting on the service anymore. "Twitch will invite creators to join the prog...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget The best laser printer
By Ben Keough and Liam McCabeThis 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 e...
11:38 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Merch booths are coming to a video game near you
Take a look through Etsy or the countless daily T-shirt sites and nerd-focused stores online and you'll find a common theme: merchandise featuring characters and other bits from your favorite vid...
11:14 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops will arrive this holiday
Remember Windows RT, the stripped back version of Windows 8 meant for ARM-based hardware? It was a complete failure for Microsoft, recreating the desktop environment but little else for the Surface an...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget How Gorillaz brought a global listening party to your phone
Gorillaz are having a house party at 500 locations around the globe. The animated band -- brainchild of musician Damon Albarn (Blur) and artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl) -- is hosting the unusual audi...
10:43 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Galaxy S8 owners can upload 100,000 songs to Google Play Music
Samsung has historically been guilty of loading up its smartphones with apps that duplicate features already found in Android. The company's software game has definitely improved over the years, ...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 37: Modern Things
On this episode senior editor Chris Velazco and social media manager Evan Rodgers join host Terrence O'Brien for the last ever video edition of The Engadget Podcast. From here on out the show is ...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Insta360's 'affordable' 8K VR camera is up for pre-orders
With the recent VR announcements at Facebook's F8 conference, things are certainly getting a lot more interesting in the 360 content space, especially with the new hardware that can shoot in six ...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget 'The X-Files' is coming back, again
It would be hard not to draw a line between the world's current obsession with daft conspiracy theories and the first broadcast of The X-Files. More than 20 years after the era-defining series be...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Canada strengthens net neutrality with zero-rating crackdown
In a victory for net neutrality, Canada's telecom regulator has ruled against a carrier offering 'free' music streaming as part of a zero-rating scheme. Quebecor's 'Unlimited ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget The ZTE Quartz is an affordable intro to Android Wear 2.0
ZTE has made a name for itself by selling affordable smartphones that are best described as "not bad." Now, the company is extending its "affordable premium" philosophy to Android ...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Choose from Alexa or Google Assistant in your new Mercedes
In the future, it'd be nice to expect our smart home will just know when we're on our way home and prepare for our arrival. In the meantime, voice assistants from Google and Amazon let us co...
07:35 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget UK drops plan to allow online guilty pleas for minor crimes
A government plan to introduce online convictions, allowing those who've committed petty crimes to plead guilty and pay fines without having to go to court, has been scrapped. The online option w...
07:01 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Tesla's app now reflects the company's move beyond cars
By merging Tesla and Solarcity, Elon Musk has sought about creating an "end-to-end clean energy" solution that starts in the home and extends onto the road. The idea is simple: harness solar...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, April 21st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Friday, friends. A few changes are afoot at Engadget, Elon Musk has plans for brain-machine interfaces in a few years, and HTC made a phone that is rumo...
04:29 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Snap buys key patent to secure the future of its geofilters
Mobli, an Israeli company, patented the idea of adding filters to photos based on your location back in 2012, way before Snap started using them. Now TechCrunch says the ephemeral messaging app has pu...
02:45 am -04 - Fri, April 21, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk expects to have a brain-machine interface in four years
A couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal revealed Elon Musk's latest venture, Neuralink, and its plan for developing brain-machine interface technology. Now, Musk has invited Tim Urban of W...
11:47 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Smart card Plastc goes under despite $9 million in preorders
Plastc, a smart payment card that can store all your CC details, promised to be the only plastic you'll ever need to bring when it started taking pre-orders in 2014. Now, almost three years and c...
10:16 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Juicero will refund unsatisfied buyers of its WiFi-connected press
We never bought the hype on Juicero's $700 connected cold-press machine, but the company's CEO says anyone who did pay for one can get their money back. In a blog post on Medium, CEO Jeff Du...
09:19 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Now Apple's Live Photos can work on any website
Apple first introduced Live Photos in the iPhone 6S series back in 2015, but the odd photo/video-clip hybrid has taken its time coming to the internet. While Tumblr was the first to integrate Live Pho...
08:20 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Huawei blames slower P10s on memory shortage
Memory speed isn't always something that one would pay attention to when buying a smartphone, or at least you'd expect the latest flagships to come with the fastest options available at the ...
07:36 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Reports: US is preparing charges against Wikileaks' Assange
United States authorities have prepared charges for the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, CNN reports. Assange has been hiding out in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012, fleeing all...
06:48 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Windows 10's biannual update schedule starts in September
Now that the Windows 10 Creators update has officially arrived, Microsoft is looking forward to the next major updates in its release schedule. Although we already new Microsoft would bring another ma...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget 'Grand Theft Auto' returns to its top-down roots next week
If Grand Theft Auto: Online's last big event, the sophomorically named Cunning Stunts, stoked a flame in your racing heart, next week's add-on might set it ablaze with nostalgia. For a few d...
05:43 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget The only thing new about Nike's latest Apple Watch is the band
When the Apple Watch Series 2 debuted some beefed-up fitness tracking features last year, the Nike+ variation looked like it would finally realize the full potential of Apple and Nike's long-runn...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Tot Bot helps physically disabled toddlers explore
As any parent of a small child knows, toddlers want to explore. They want to look and touch (and sometimes even taste) everything. It's how they learn about the world. Unfortunately, kids with ce...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Grenco Science's G Pen Elite drops to $120
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...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Concentrates are the future of cannabis
The cannabis industry is in the midst of an unprecedented renaissance. Strains are stronger, consumption methods more numerous and availability greater than ever before. Medical-grade marijuana now av...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Lyft's dashboard display helps drivers with hearing impairments
Accessibility isn't just for those with a disability; inclusion benefits all of us. Adding a visual notification to an auditory one hurts nobody, and it allows people with a hearing impairment to...
03:41 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget 'Up Next' is an Apple Music series highlighting new artists
Apparently Apple's Clive Davis documentary isn't the only music-related news from the tech juggernaut today. Apple Music has a new monthly feature series called Up Next as well. As the name ...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Tesla recalls 53,000 vehicles for potential parking brake issue
Tesla is recalling 53,000 of its Model X and Model S vehicles built between February and October 2016. Some of these might have a manufacturing flaw that prevents the electronic parking brake from bei...
02:57 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget You can wake up Microsoft's Surface Studio by talking to it
Waking up your PC from sleep is as easy as tapping the touchscreen, moving the mouse or pressing a button on the keyboard -- but if you have a Microsoft Surface Studio, it just got even easier. Thanks...
02:36 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Future Moto Mods could offer sticky notes and improved audio
In its continuing bid to stay relevant in a competitive market, Motorola is trying to build up a community of hardware designers for the Moto Z's modular add-ons. Yesterday, the company brought t...
02:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo can manage your Google calendar for work
The Echo has been out on the market for much longer than Google Home, but we're still surprised about the latest trick that Amazon's voice-controlled speaker just picked up. As of today, you...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Prepare for the world's first nanocar race this month
Nanotechnology is fascinating, but for most people who aren't full-time chemists, it's a ridiculously dense field of study. An international team of scientists are trying to make nanotechnol...
01:23 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Crackle signs up 50 Cent for two original series
Perennial Engadget CES interview Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has found new pastures for his foray into movies. Instead of just making direct-to-video projects with Val Kilmer and Bruce Willis, ...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Apple Music's next exclusive is a Clive Davis documentary
Apple Music's next documentary focuses on music industry legend Clive Davis. Last night at the annual Tribeca Film Festival, it was announced that Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives would b...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Google Home can now recognize more than one person
Google's Home device is late to the domestic AI assistant game, but it can do one trick that Alexa can't right now: Tell family members apart just by their voices. Up to six people can link ...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget HBO adapting Ray Bradbury's dystopian classic 'Fahrenheit 451'
We're already living in a dystopian reality, so it's not surprising that our entertainment reflects that. Following Hulu's release of The Handmaid's Tale, showing a dark US theocra...
11:19 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Uber might have to pay 2 million to operate in London
Transport for London (TfL) is proposing licence fee changes that would foot Uber with a &pound;2 million bill. The regulator opened a consultation today that would change the current two tier-syst...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget 'Virtual Rick-ality' is a VR treat for 'Rick and Morty' fans
Rick and Morty is one of the funniest shows on television -- and it's also one of the weirdest. Co-created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon (Community), the series is like a demented spin on the ...
10:38 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Stream from your Android device to an Apple TV with an $8 app
Non-Apple-device Airplay streaming to Apple TV effectively died when Apple pushed tvOS 10.2 into the world. But the folks who enabled it in the first place, doubleTwist, have returned to fix that. &qu...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Spotify lets thousands of indie labels limit free streaming
With an IPO looming, streaming music leader Spotify has been inking a number of new deals with record labels to ensure it has the content it needs to keep growing. The latest deal comes with Merlin, a...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget 'Arden's Wake' paves the way for never-ending VR stories
Making movies in virtual reality is easy. Making good animated movies in virtual reality is hard. There's no "mise en sc&egrave;ne" to play with, and the even the basic 180-degree r...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget How to buy legal weed in the online era
Medical cannabis is now legal in a majority of US states -- 28 plus DC, to be precise. As the legalization movement continues to gain momentum, buying weed "over the counter" is easier than ...
09:20 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung and Amazon counter Dolby Vision HDR with HDR10
Samsung and Amazon have unveiled HDR10+, an improvement of its current HDR10 open standard that brings it more up to par with rival Dolby Vision. The partnership makes sense as Amazon will create and ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget GoPro's Fusion spherical camera is six GoPros in one
GoPro has taken the wraps off a spherical camera called Fusion hot on the heels of Facebook's 360-degree camera launch. Unlike the brand's other action cams, Fusion is a spherical device tha...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget A letter from your editor: Changes ahead
My name is Christopher Trout, your new editor-in-chief. You may not recognize my name, but chances are you've read something I've written. When I arrived at Engadget nearly seven years ago, ...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Apple is on a mission to only use recycled materials
With the release of its new environmental report, Apple is looking to push the envelope of what it can do for the good of the planet. Last year, it boasted about how much cash its recycling efforts ha...
08:05 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget HTC will unveil a squeezable 'U' phone in May
Sounds like HTC's busy preparing for a big event in its home country: the electronics maker has just sent out a Save the Date for May 16th. Invites like this are typically shrouded in mystery, an...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Microsoft is replacing Wunderlist with a new To-Do app
Wunderlist is evolving. At least, that's how the Microsoft-bought team is putting the news that the list and task management app is headed for retirement. Not yet, though. In its place, Microsoft...
06:30 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Apple Maps now lists UK EV chargers and public bikes
As Apple turns to laser-mounted minivans and even drones to improve the accuracy of its Maps app, the company also regularly introduces useful points of interest for iOS users. As Bloomberg reports, t...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, April 20th 2017
Hey, good morning!Google getting into the ad-blocking business? A SNES Mini console? A Sony camera built for pros? It's as if all the good news has come at once. Come join us for the last 24 hour...
05:15 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget David Attenborough's hologram will help you study fossils in VR
Sir David Attenborough is no stranger to VR. The beloved naturalist and TV presenter has worked on immersive, look-where-you-like films for the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London, the American Mus...
04:45 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Over 1,000 Intercontinental hotels hit by a data breach
The Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) thought only a handful of Holiday Inns were affected by a data breach that happened last year, but it turned out to be a much bigger deal. In a statement posted...
03:31 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget FTC letters warn social media stars about advertising labels
Over the last few months, the feds have slowly turned their attention to the spread of advertising over social media. With a lack of rules and information, celebrity "influencers" paid to pu...
01:41 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget Amazon opens up the voice control technology behind Alexa
Software and app developers can now use the technology that powers Amazon's Alexa assistant to add voice control to their creations. Amazon has opened up the service called "Lex" in wha...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, April 20, 2017
Engadget MasterCard adds fingerprint sensors to payment cards
Our fingerprints are quickly replacing PINs and passwords as our primary means of unlocking our phones, doors and safes. They're convenient, unique, and ultimately more secure than easily guessed...
10:39 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Portland wants to get driverless cars on its roads this year
A new initiative from the city of Portland, Oregon hopes to attract the fast-growing self-driving car industry to the city's streets. According to Bloomberg, Mayor Ted Wheeler and the city's...
09:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Android's new filters will help you purge unused apps
Use a smartphone for long enough and you'll likely accrue a bunch of apps you don't really use -- think dead social networks or games you only ever tried once. How do you do that spring clea...
08:24 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Book Windows 2-in-1 goes on sale April 21st
At Mobile World Congress, Samsung debuted its Galaxy Book, a power tablet running Windows 10 with a snap-on keyboard that looked to improve on Huawei's Matebook. Despite promising specs and integ...
07:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget WSJ: Google will build an ad-blocker into Chrome
Tonight the Wall Street Journal reports that, according to anonymous sources, Google will introduce an ad-blocking feature for Chrome on mobile and desktop platforms. Ad blockers for browsers are hard...
06:53 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Tesla's Autopilot lawsuit ends with a ho-hum settlement
Tesla's lawsuit over the alleged theft of Autopilot trade secrets is coming to a quick end. The electric car maker has settled its lawsuit against Sterling Anderson, who was accused of violating ...
05:59 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Nearby 'super-Earth' may be our best shot yet at finding alien life
Scientists are finding potentially life-bearing planets at a surprisingly high rate, but the latest may be more tantalizing than most. A research team has discovered LHS 1140b, a temperate rocky exop...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget The Renault R.S. 2027 Vision could be the F1 car of the future
Renault sees more power, less weight, and an increased focus on safety.At this week's Auto Shanghai, French automaker and Formula 1 factory team Renault revealed their idea of Formula 1's fu...
05:17 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Coal company plans Kentucky's biggest solar farm for old mine site
Amid the decline of coal power, one fossil fuel company is refurbishing one of its old strip mining sites as a solar farm. Berkeley Energy Group is setting up two sites in eastern Kentucky as test loc...
04:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook predicts where you'll look to improve 360 video
When you stream a regular video, it's tough enough to get high-quality visuals to your screen without sacrificing viewing quality. Now imagine the even higher difficulty of streaming a 360-degree...
04:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Sony hopes its full-frame A9 makes pros forget about DSLRs
Sony held an event in New York City today, where it unveiled its new flagship full-frame camera, the A9. This mirrorless shooter, which the company is pegging as a DSLR killer, is geared toward profes...
04:22 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Bose accused of secretly sharing your listening habits
The podcasts and music you listen to can reveal a lot about your personal and political leanings. That's the basis of a class-action lawsuit filed against Bose, whose wireless headphone and speak...
03:59 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Chinese EV supercar maker is prepping an all-electric SUV
If you're an automaker, you can't just come right out of the gate with a supercar if you're expecting mass adoption. Well, you can, but maybe it isn't the wisest move? To that end,...
03:38 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Logitech's Pop buttons can control Apple HomeKit devices
Smart devices give you more control of your home while simultaneously making it more complicated. Logitech launched its Pop Smart Button last year to help simplify things a bit, and now they've m...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Throw more money at your favorite Twitch streams
If you're eager to regularly support a partnered Twitch streamer beyond the usual $5 per month subscription, you don't have many options. You can send them some bits, of course, but you'...
03:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget I don't want to live inside Facebook's vision for social VR
Over the last few decades, there have been several attempts to merge the mundane aspects of the real world with the digital. All of these, while catering to a niche, have failed to conquer the world i...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Sling TV streams live broadcasts to your LG Smart TV
If you're a cord cutter, you no longer have to worry about buying a dedicated media player just to watch live broadcasts on your LG TV. Sling TV's internet-only service is now available on &...
02:31 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook details its plans for a brain-computer interface
Facebook wants you to use your brain to interact with your computer. Specifically, instead of using something primitive like a screen or a controller, the company is looking into ways that you and I c...
02:14 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Capcom's collection of Disney NES games does retro gaming right
Recapturing the feeling of playing video games of bygone eras is no easy task. Sure, a simple emulator can technically drag ancient software to modern television screens, but anyone who grew up playin...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Alphabet starts collecting health info to better predict disease
It didn't take long for Alphabet's Verily to get its watch-based health study off the ground. The life sciences company has launched its 4-year research initiative, Baseline, to potentially ...
01:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook's latest drone delivers internet during a disaster
Internet connectivity is kind of like air: something we take for granted until we can't get it. To help make communications easier during disaster scenarios, Facebook has come up with the "T...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook's new 360 cameras bring multiple perspectives to live videos
Last year, Facebook announced the Surround 360, a 360-degree camera that can capture footage in 3D and then render it online via specially designed software. But it wasn't for sale. Instead, the ...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook's new 360 cameras bring exploration to live videos
Last year, Facebook announced the Surround 360, a 360-degree camera that can capture footage in 3D and then render it online via specially designed software. But it wasn't for sale. Instead, the ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget V-Moda's wireless earbuds pack fitness features in a familiar design
If what's been holding you back from a neck-worn set of earbuds is the bulky plastic horseshoe you need to wear with them, the folks at V-Moda would like a word with you. The thing is, the compan...
12:37 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget South Korea tests prepaid cards to replace pocket change
Coins are a pain in more ways than one. You probably don't like fishing for change, of course, but they're also expensive to make (the US loses money on every penny) and require mining that ...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Twitch can finally sort top-ranked 'League of Legends' streamers
In terms of sheer minutes watched, League of Legends has been the most popular game on Twitch ever since the livestreaming platform launched in 2011. In fact, there are so many channels for the game, ...
11:58 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Lenovo's convertible Chromebook is built with Android apps in mind
Convertible Chromebooks are all the rage lately, but you wouldn't have known it by looking at Lenovo's offerings. It did release the Chrome-powered ThinkPad Yoga 11e, but that was aimed at ...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Sony's A9 is its new monster full-frame flagship camera
Sony has just launched its most impressive, and most expensive mirrorless camera ever, the 24.2-megapixel Alpha A9. Equipped with the first ever full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, it's all about spe...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Sony's A9 is a powerhouse full-frame flagship camera
Sony has just launched its most impressive, and most expensive mirrorless camera yet, the 24.2-megapixel Alpha A9. Equipped with the first ever full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, it's all about spee...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Dyson's updated air purifiers remove more harmful gases
It's been a little over a year since Dyson launched its first connected air purifier, the Pure Cool Link, and to celebrate this occasion, the company is about to update its entire line of air pur...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget BMW is adding 100 EV charging stations to US national parks
Today BMW turned on a EV charger at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the former home of the inventor. It's the first of 100 stations that the German automaker plans on installing in US nat...
10:43 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Baidu wants to work with everyone on self-driving tech
Like many big technology companies, Chinese giant Baidu has been working on self-driving cars for a few years now, even investing with Ford in LIDAR sensor company Velodyne. Collaborations between tec...
10:20 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Remembering the first 'photo' of a black hole
Black holes are so outlandish that the scientists who first thought them up figured they couldn't possibly exist in reality. They form from massive, collapsed stars and are so dense that nothing ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Toyota is testing a hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi
Toyota built a larger sibling for the hydrogen fuel cell powered Mirai, a semi truck. The automaker is testing a water-expelling big rig at the Port of Los Angeles that it hopes will yield data that w...
09:44 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi Mi 6 mimics the iPhone's camera tricks without the bump
After the swanky limited edition Mi MIX, you'd think it'd be pretty hard for Xiaomi to top that with its next flagship phone, but the new Mi 6 unveiled today still had some tricks up its sle...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook's plans for Oculus are finally taking shape
When Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion in early 2014, it wasn't entirely clear what Mark Zuckerberg planned to do with all of the virtual reality hardware suddenly at his fingertips. Hell,...
09:10 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Audi teases its EV ambitions with the E-Tron Sportback
Audi's E-Tron electric car lineup isn't coming until next year, but in the meantime it's giving us a taste with the E-Tron Sportback Concept. It's debuting the electric SUV at the ...
08:51 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook sprinkles GIFs everywhere with Giphy
Facebook is bloated. It's slowly morphing into the iTunes of the social media world. At F8, the company's annual developer's conference, the company added features to its core apps and ...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Legendary radio duo Stretch & Bobbito return as NPR podcasters
Throughout the 90s, a late night stop in the WKRC studios with Stretch and Bobbito was a requirement for many up-and-coming rappers. Now, in 2017 the pair are returning, but because it's 2017 the...
08:06 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's next hit console could be the SNES Mini
Nintendo's decision to retire the NES Classic left many fans disgruntled. The system, a reimagined version of the iconic 80s console, was a hit last Christmas -- for those that could find one, th...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Early Galaxy S8 owners complain of red-tinted screens
Samsung started shipping the Galaxy S8 to customers in South Korea who pre-ordered the flagship phone almost a full week ago. They were probably thinking of how lucky they were to get the phone early ...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, April 19th 2017
Hey, good morning!This morning, we put Samsung's Galaxy S8 through its paces, finally seeing why Facebook bought VR company Oculus, and started replaying a 20-year-old game. (Because it's fr...
05:00 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget The best movies on Netflix UK
Netflix may be best known for Originals like House of Cards and Orange is The New Black, but the streaming service also has a varied selection of critically-acclaimed movies to choose from. You can ev...
04:40 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget The best movies on Amazon UK Prime Video
One of the most comprehensive Netflix rivals around, Amazon Prime Video is packed with a varied selection of films to choose from including cult classics, documentaries and new releases. Here's o...
04:20 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Instagram on Android works without an internet connection
If Facebook has Lite to cater to users in the developing world, Instagram has offline mode for Android devices. The Facebook-owned company has revealed at F8 that most of its Android app's featur...
03:01 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Logitech's sub-$100 deck tempts new mechanical keyboard fans
Mechanical keyboard aficionados may extol the virtues of their chosen device like speed and feel but often downplay how much that luxury will cost you. Many good mechanical keyboards run between $150 ...
02:03 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Kickstarter seeks creators to launch more ambitious projects
If you look at what's trending on Kickstarter, you'll see a bunch of gadgets, games and quirky knickknacks. While they all look fun and promising, it seems Kickstarter wants to see grander c...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Spotify's half-price plan for students comes to 33 more countries
Spotify already makes half-price Premium subscriptions available to students in the US, the UK and Germany, but the company is now ready to let hundreds of thousands of more users in on the deal. Star...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, April 19, 2017
Engadget Fujifilm's new Instax camera is half digital, half instant
Panasonic isn't the only camera maker introducing a new, affordable product today. Fujifilm is doing the same with the Instax Square SQ10, a hybrid digital/instant shooter with a retro look and a...
11:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Malaysia Airlines will be first to monitor its planes by satellite
Three years ago, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared over the South China Sea, starting an multinational hunt for the plane. Despite rumors of a sophisticated hijacking or seizure of the aircraft...
11:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Get your free copy of 'StarCraft' ahead of its Remastered release
At the tail end of March Blizzard announced plans for StarCraft: Remastered, which is due later this year with updates including 4K graphics and modern online features. Buried within that release, it ...
10:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Panasonic's latest super-zoom camera also shoots selfies
Point-and-shoot cameras have had a bad rep lately, since they're neither as convenient as a smartphone nor as powerful as a mirrorless cam or DSLR. However, there are a few areas where they stil...
09:07 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook Spaces finally delivers on social VR
Three years ago, when Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion, many scratched their heads in befuddlement. Social networks and virtual reality seem like such strange bedfellows; one is about connecting ...
08:14 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget HBO Go makes it easier to binge watch on your phone
You'd think that HBO would make marathon viewing a priority in all its apps when its shows practically beg for it, but no. Until now, the HBO Go mobile app has asked you to play episodes one at ...
07:22 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Microsoft replaces the password with a phone-based log-in
Microsoft's Authenticator app can now save you a step when logging into anything that requires a Microsoft Account. According to a blog post from the company's identity division, Microsoft h...
06:53 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 will throttle apps to improve battery life
If there's anything that will kill your laptop's battery quickly, it's running background apps. They'll often chew up a lot of processor power regardless of what they're doin...
06:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Watch Facebook's F8 keynote in under 10 minutes
If there was still any question why Facebook paid all of that money for Oculus, today's F8 keynote provided some extra explanation. From AR to social VR and more, the company laid out its plan fo...
05:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Apple's iWork, GarageBand and iMovie are now free
If you've bought an iOS or Mac device in the past few years, Apple's suite of creativity and productivity apps was effectively free for you. Sure, you had to pay for that expensive tablet or...
05:34 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's new literacy tool teaches language skills in a browser
Microsoft has partnered with the nonprofit organization CHOICE Humanitarian to release a browser-based digital literacy tool, called Accent, for underprivileged populations. It's designed specifi...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget HTC realizes most people don't have a VR-ready PC
HTC is making it easier for you to buy a Vive. The company just rolled out three new bundles for the virtual reality headset that include PCs and graphics cards for the first time. If you already have...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Uber Central lets businesses offer you a free ride
While Uber is scaling back some services, the ride-hailing giant is also finalizing some new features for their lucrative business customers. Uber Central, which the company launched last summer, is n...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Murders, suicides and rapes: Facebook's major video problem
A nationwide manhunt for Steve Stephens, the 37-year-old from Cleveland who uploaded a video to Facebook of himself shooting an elderly stranger in the head, came to an end today. Stephens committed s...
04:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Google Maps brings your destination history to iOS
As a competitor to Apple Maps, Google Maps does a pretty great job on iOS. Of course, it helps that Google started mapping long before Apple's offering drove people onto airport runways. If you&#...
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Even tiny wireless carriers want their own internet TV service
Wireless providers with a live TV service aren't hard to find these days. AT&amp;T offers its customers DirecTV Now and Verizon has its own Go90 service to entice new customers. Mississippi-b...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Explore the world with Google Earth VR on Oculus Rift
The Google Earth revamp isn't just focused on the web and mobile crowds -- there are a few perks for virtual reality fans as well. Google has updated Earth's free VR experience to support t...
03:07 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook takes on Slack with a free version of Workplace
Facebook's not-so-subtle bid to take on Slack and Microsoft Teams just got particularly serious. The social network has announced a free version of Workplace that will let virtually any group cha...
02:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Spin your yacht rock playlist from Spotify in Facebook Messenger
If you want to listen to Run the Jewels in Facebook Messenger, you'll totally be able to do that. From the F8 stage, Facebook's David Marcus announced that soon you'll be able to share ...
02:43 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Lomography's super-cheap film cameras look like disposables
Thanks to the smartphones in our pockets, we all have a basic understanding of digital photography, even if we don't own a fancy DSLR. But this casual familiarity can make delving into analog, fi...
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds a login shortcut to other Android apps
The great part about being tech obsessed is getting the latest and greatest devices. The less great part is having to log into all the services you use when you get new hardware. Today at F8, Facebook...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook's latest Messenger makeover is all about business
Last week, Facebook announced that Messenger now has 1.2 billion monthly users, making it one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. With so many users on its platform, it's no surprise...
01:56 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook Spaces VR parties are available for Rift owners today
Facebook teased how it would create social experiences in virtual reality, and now it's ready to take things one step further. It just launched a Facebook Spaces beta that lets Oculus Rift owner...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget The $300 PlayStation 4 Slim bulks up with a 1TB hard drive
Sure, it's simple enough to swap out the standard 500 GB hard drive in your PlayStation 4 for a bigger one, but sometimes you just don't want to go through the hassle. Well, thanks to the PS...
01:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook reveals its camera-centric AR future
As it told us last year, Facebook is convinced that folks are going to ply the world with cameras that can enhance your reality. This year at F8 in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the "Ca...
01:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen's crossover of the future uses AR to keep you informed
Volkswagen first showed off its next-gen ID platform at the Paris Auto Show last year with a concept car for where it sees electric vehicles going. Now the embattled automaker has debuted the ID Crozz...
12:42 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's NES Classic has been discontinued in Europe too
When Nintendo pulled the NES Classic from its website and retailers in the US, we knew it was only a matter of time before the same happened on the other side of the Atlantic. It took four days, but t...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Live from F8, Facebook's annual developer conference!
It's time once again for F8, Facebook's annual gathering of developers from around the world, and it's a little special this year. That's because this is the 10th anniversary of th...
12:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Snapchat adds augmented reality emoji to your videos
Snapchat has offered a variety of silly, weird (and sometimes racist) filters for a while now. Today, though, Snap is rolling out a few new "world lenses" that have a new trick. You can now ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Watch Facebook's F8 keynote at 1PM ET
News Feed, Messenger, Instagram, VR and more. Facebook's annual developer conference kicks off today with a keynote address. We'll be there live with all the news and commentary in our liveb...
11:43 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Esports joins the 2022 Asian Games as a medal event
Esports will form part of the 2022 Asian Games, set to be held in China. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said it wanted to reflect "the rapid development and popularity of this new form of spor...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Android Pay can soon dip into your PayPal account
Now that Android Pay is gaining steam around the world two years after its debut, it's become a convenient way to check out without reaching for your credit or debit card. For people who don...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Gear VR controller makes mobile VR more immersive
Samsung was first to mobile VR, but Google's Daydream View headset beat it to motion controls. Now, the Korean electronics giant is fighting back with the Gear VR controller. And, with a bit of h...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus review: Redemption is here
Last year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were excellent phones, and so was the Galaxy Note 7... until it started bursting into flames. While some within Samsung were tasked with figuring out what happen...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Panasonic can read your heart rate by looking at your face
Being a sports professional means keeping calm in high-pressure situations, or at least pretending you are when actually freaking out. Spectators are typically none the wiser, but Panasonic will be gi...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Netflix finds 'Carmen Sandiego' for its latest reboot
In a bid to answer one of, if not the biggest unsolved mystery of Saturday morning kids' TV, Netflix is making a new Carmen Sandiego show. Twenty animated episodes are apparently on the cards, wi...
10:05 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget UberEats now lets Brits schedule food deliveries
UberEats, like Deliveroo and Amazon Prime Now, can be useful if you don't have the time, supplies or energy to rustle up some grub. When you're really in a rush, however -- the morning '...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Tumblr's Cabana app lets friends watch video along with you
Tumblr has released a new standalone app called Cabana, where you can hang out with your friends through video chat and force them to watch cute animal videos. It's far from a being a new concept...
09:45 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget iRobot starts a patent war over robot vacuums
It's getting nasty in the robot vacuum arena. iRobot has filed lawsuits against Bissell, Black &amp; Decker, Bobsweep and Hoover for allegedly violating several patents for the concept of an ...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Master and Dynamic developed its own concrete for its first speaker
When a company moves into a new product category, it's important to make a statement with that first device. Master &amp; Dynamic has been designing some of the best-looking headphones you ca...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget AMD's mid-range Radeon 500-series video cards are here
With last year's Radeon RX 480, AMD wowed us with a $200 video card that could tackle VR and 1,440p gaming. But with its 500-series cards, it's aiming to make an even bigger leap. How does 1...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Huawei Watch 2 arrives in the US for $300
Huawei Watch 2, the wearable we think Google should have used to launch Android Wear 2.0, is finally out in the US. Starting today, you can get the $300 standard variant with its mixed rubber strap in...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Pandora's on-demand streaming service is available to everyone
It's been just about a month since Pandora unveiled its attempt at building full-fledged, on-demand streaming music service. Aside from a handful of bugs, the big problem with Pandora Premium was...
08:10 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Report: Apple launching three iPhones this fall
Apple is prepping up to three iPhones for a possible fall launch, including a flagship stainless steel and curved glass tenth anniversary model, according to Bloomberg's Apple guru Mark Gurman. T...
08:10 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget 'Anniversary' iPhone reportedly crams big screen into smaller device
Apple is prepping up to three iPhones for a possible fall launch, including a flagship stainless steel and curved glass tenth anniversary model, according to Bloomberg's Apple guru Mark Gurman. T...
07:10 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language
You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, April 18th 2017
Hey, good morning!We're warming up for F8. Yep, Facebook's big annual event kicks off today and it looks like the company has an awful lot planned to show us. Meanwhile, Netflix has explaine...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Google Earth feeds your wanderlust with 'Voyager' stories
There are two things you should never do if you want to maintain productivity: start clicking on links in Wikipedia, or open Google Earth. There are many, many other ways to waste time on the internet...
04:35 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget Steve Ballmer builds an open database of government spending
Our leaders may be determined to make their daily dealings less transparent, but they probably didn't reckon on bored Steve Ballmer. The former Microsoft CEO has spent more than $10 million on a ...
03:20 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget 'Find my iPhone' helps nab prolific Coachella smartphone thief
If you're thinking of stealing smartphones, the tech-centric Coachella festival is probably not the best place to do it. Savvy police teamed with equally savvy concert-goers to nab alleged smartp...
01:47 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget The next Moto Z Force revives the headphone jack
We wouldn't blame you if you thought that the Moto Z and Z Force ushered in the death of the headphone jack. While they weren't the first phones to make that leap, it seemed like Apple, HTC...
01:47 am -04 - Tue, April 18, 2017
Engadget The next Moto Z Force will revive the headphone jack
We wouldn't blame you if you thought that the Moto Z and Z Force ushered in the death of the headphone jack. While they weren't the first phones to make that leap, it seemed like Apple, HTC ...
11:49 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Watch NASA's first 360-degree live stream of a rocket launch
Rocket launch videos are typically captured from afar, putting you in the shoes of a spectator in the crowd. NASA's live coverage of an Orbital Cygnus spacecraft's ISS resupply mission, howe...
10:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget CBS adds movies to its All Access streaming library
While we patiently wait for the network to finally deliver Star Trek: Discovery, CBS has been slowly growing its in-house All Access streaming service. In the past few months, CBS has added live TV, N...
09:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Full Throttle,' 'Fargo,' 'Silicon Valley' and 'Bill Nye'
This week both the NBA and NHL are cranking through early rounds of playoffs, but we're a bit more excited by the latest Telltale game. Otherwise, gamers also have access to remastered editions o...
08:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Telltale's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' game arrives tomorrow
The first episode of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Tangled Up in Blue, arrives tomorrow, and you can get a sneak peek at all the action and space snark in the official la...
07:57 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Filmmaker Ridley Scott is committing to VR in a big way
Filmmaker Ridley Scott isn't a stranger to using emerging tech to push his creative vision. I mean, for all of Prometheus' faults, Scott's use of 3D wasn't one of them. Back in 201...
07:15 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Theranos settlement means it could have a lab again in 2019
Theranos has been headed toward disaster for a while through its dodgy blood testing methods, but it might have just avoided the worst possible outcome. The biotech outfit has reached a settlement wi...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Netflix users have streamed half a billion hours of Adam Sandler
That should explain why Netflix keeps throwing money at him....
06:16 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Facebook reviews reporting process following livestream confession
On Sunday a man posted a video to Facebook detailing his intent to kill another man. Two minutes later he posted another video of the murder. That video was available on the social media site for over...
05:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Intel cancels developer events as it moves beyond PCs
We hope you weren't looking forward to the next Intel Developer Forum... or any Intel Developer Forum, for that matter. After 20 years, Intel has cancelled the Developer Forum program in light of...
05:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget What to expect from Facebook's annual developer conference
Tomorrow marks the first day of this year's F8, Facebook's annual developer conference, and it promises to be a big one. After all, this is the 10th anniversary of F8, and you know that CEO ...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget YouTube opens up mobile livestreams to more users
It hasn't been that long since YouTube rolled out livestreaming for those who want to broadcast directly from their phones. The caveat was that you had to have at least 10,000 subscribers to enab...
04:52 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Indie charmer 'TumbleSeed' will arrive on Nintendo Switch May 2nd
Okay, so you've had your Nintendo Switch for awhile. Ganon's corpse is but a speck in the proverbial rearview mirror and hunting for the last remaining shrines in Breath of the Wild isn'...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget LG's ultra-light Gram laptop has too many compromises
LG's Gram is a wonder to hold. It's one of the lightest 15.6-inch notebooks we've ever seen, at just 2.4 pounds. But that extreme portability has some tradeoffs, especially when it come...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget LG's ultralight Gram laptop has too many compromises
LG's Gram is a wonder to hold. It's one of the lightest 15.6-inch notebooks we've ever seen, at just 2.4 pounds. But that extreme portability has some tradeoffs, especially when it come...
04:18 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Netflix expects to sign up its 100 millionth subscriber this weekend
Netflix's earnings report is out (PDF), and the nearly-worldwide video streaming company has seen its subscriber count creep up to 98.75 million (two years ago, it was at 59 million). To close th...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget NASA seeks comet 'crumbs' with a new detection technique
It's relatively trivial to spot comets, but spotting the dust they leave behind? That's no mean feat -- it's like tracking grains of fast-moving sand on a cosmic-scale beach. NASA, howe...
03:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget People really like to watch a giraffe give birth
For weeks, animal lovers have been holding their breath in anticipation waiting for April, a 15-year-old giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in New York, to give birth. Well, the moment finally arrived l...
03:07 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Most of us are using our phones while driving
Between the hefty fines, disturbing PSAs and social shunning that comes from using your phone while driving, it turns nearly everyone is still texting, tweeting and generally fiddling with their phone...
02:45 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Google quietly takes on LinkedIn with its own job listings site
Google has a new job listings site coming online soon, adding yet another site you'll need to upload your resume to. You can even visit the Google Hire site now, though it won't let you sign...
02:27 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget VW pours $300 million into a national EV charging network
Volkswagen's nearly $15 billion settlement over its diesel emissions cheating included a stipulation that it push clean transportation, and that involves a lot more than producing electric cars. ...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Raise the horns for Anthrax and Killswitch Engage in VR tonight
There really isn't anything like being on the floor during a heavy metal show. The smell of sweat, spilled beer and, ahem, greener substances combine to form one of the more unique aromas in live...
01:12 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget NYC taxi commission wants Uber to add in-app tipping
Uber has long had a complicated relationship with tips. As the company said last year, tipping is not "expected or required" when you take an Uber, and the app still does not provide an opti...
12:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Tesla cuts the price on its entry-level Model S by $7,500
Just because Tesla is ditching the Model S 60 and 60D doesn't mean that you'll be paying dramatically more to own the luxury electric sedan. Tesla has cut the price on its current entry-leve...
12:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Tesla cuts the price on its entry-level Model S by $5,000
Just because Tesla is ditching the Model S 60 and 60D doesn't mean that you'll be paying dramatically more to own the luxury electric sedan. Tesla has cut the price on its current entry-leve...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Russia's main search engine defeats Google in antitrust complaint (update)
A little over two years ago, Russia's largest search provider, Yandex, filed a complaint against Google for what it believed were anti-competitive practices. Now, Russia's Federal Antimonopo...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Russia's main search engine defeats Google in antitrust complaint (updated)
A little over two years ago, Russia's largest search provider, Yandex, filed a complaint against Google for what it believed were anti-competitive practices. Now, Russia's Federal Antimonopo...
12:05 pm -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Verizon's Android Wear 2.0 watch goes on sale May 11th
Verizon's Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch broke from cover back in February with an scheduled launch for March. Well, that didn't happen. Today, the wireless carrier announced that its Wear24 de...
11:38 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Instagram goes after Pinterest with saved post collections
Now that Instagram has overtaken Snapchat by emulating its features, the service is taking aim at another social networking heavyweight: Pinterest. Instagram is rolling out an update to its Android a...
11:25 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget HTC has already cut the disappointing U Ultra's price
HTC isn't having the greatest time between its financial struggles, departing leaders and scaled-back plans, and that's manifesting in its phone prices. The company is running a week-long sa...
10:46 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Go back to 1984 with Internet Archive's Macintosh collection
Not content to sit on the sidelines, the Internet Archive recently resurrected something, too. This time, it's a swath of apps, games and software from the original Macintosh circa 1984. That mea...
09:51 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Hotels pressure the government to crack down on Airbnb
There's no doubt that the hotel industry hates Airbnb -- the home sharing service lures many would-be customers away through lower rates and the perks that come from staying in someone else'...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Origin's first budget gaming laptop costs less than a grand
Origin's EON15-S laptop has always straddled the line between gaming performance and portability, and this year's model does that again, but for a bit less cash. For 2017, the PC maker has a...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Picobrew's next goal: A safe and affordable DIY distillery
Picobrew has a new, cheaper countertop beer brewing system. That you already knew. But the company is now dipping its toes into distilling. The Picostill is an add on for the Pico Model C that turns t...
08:08 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Google is fixing a Chrome flaw that makes phishing easy
As we've seen in the past, a strong password doesn't automatically make people safe online. Often, a specially-crafted email is all that it takes for someone to hand over their digital life ...
07:07 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Researchers simulate walls in VR by shocking your muscles
Virtual reality is still a pretty crappy facsimile of The Matrix, but scientists are trying their best to fix that. At the CHI'17 conference in Denver, a team of researchers from the Hasso-Plattn...
06:37 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget UK forms 'specialist squad' to tackle prison drug drones
Training carrier pigeons to fly contraband beyond prison walls is undeniably canny, but these days all you need is an inexpensive drone to do the same job. While perhaps not as reliable, remote-contro...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, April 17th 2017
Hey, good morning!While we consumed our body weight in chocolate, the US Navy banned vaping on its entire fleet and EA detailed the sequel to Battlefront. There's also a drone that can spy on fis...
04:05 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget UK driving tests to include sat nav skills from December
In biggest shake-up of the standardised driving exam since the introduction of the theory test, UK drivers will be required to demonstrate that they can navigate using a sat nav. The Driver &amp; ...
02:55 am -04 - Mon, April 17, 2017
Engadget Toddlers who use touchscreens sleep less, study says
Toddlers really need their sleep. It's crucial when our brains our first developing, so early problems can ripple across your lifetime. That makes a report by Birbeck University of London researc...
11:58 pm -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Smart bandages will use 5G data to track your health
Bandages are usually very mysterious -- it's hard to know how well you're healing until you unwrap them, and that usually means a trip to the doctor. If Welsh researchers succeed, however, ...
09:48 pm -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Lynk & Co unveils its second take on a shareable car
Lynk &amp; Co might have only shown off its first tech-laden vehicle half a year ago, but it's already set for a follow-up... and then some. The Geely-owned brand has unveiled the 03 Concept...
08:03 pm -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Computer models help form new magnetic materials
Magnetic materials are extremely difficult to find. They're rare in nature, and creating one in the lab usually involves both a lot of experimentation and a little luck. Duke University, howeve...
06:34 pm -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Square chief teases a smart debit card
Square Cash's virtual payment card might not be quite so virtual in the future. Company chief Jack Dorsey has teased a strange, all-black Visa debit card that Recode suspects is really a physica...
05:10 pm -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Cleveland police seek suspect in murder streamed on Facebook
The Cleveland Police Department has confirmed it's looking for a suspect, Steve Stephens who committed a homicide and streamed the crime on Facebook Live. Sadly, this isn't the first homicid...
03:33 pm -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Only a handful of Windows phones will get the latest update
Virtually every Windows 10 PC can get the Creators Update, but phone owners won't be so fortunate. Microsoft has revealed that only some Windows 10 Mobile devices will receive the Creators Updat...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Early computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies
The technology world just lost one of its most prominent innovators. Robert Taylor, best known as the mastermind of ARPAnet (the internet's precursor), has died at 85. As the director of the US m...
02:02 pm -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Internet and computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies
The technology world just lost one of its most prominent innovators. Robert Taylor, best known as the mastermind of ARPAnet (the internet's precursor), has died at 85. As the director of the US m...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget The best beard trimmer
By S&eacute;amus BellamyThis post was done in partnership with Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget After Math: It's so hard to say goodbye
It's been a tough week for farewells. We've seen the NES Classic get canceled, Microsoft pull the plug on Vista, and the impending end of free registration for California's electric veh...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget BenHeck's Nintendo Classic Edition teardown
It's time for another hardware teardown! This time it's the Nintendo Classic Edition -- specifically, a unit belonging to David of the "Technophiles" podcast. Using Keysight's...
06:15 am -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Potentially 'undefeatable' ad blocker looks at content, not code
Facebook may have just lost its war on ad blockers. That is, if a new method developed by Princeton and Stanford researchers is implemented into a widely available blocker. Computer scientist Arvind N...
04:03 am -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget Uber is kicking restaurants off its UberRush service
When Uber launched UberRush in 2015, the company promised to deliver just about anything in minutes to clients in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. In addition to connecting regular users with cour...
01:56 am -04 - Sun, April 16, 2017
Engadget AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors
An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that ...
11:57 pm -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget Watch the ESA trace 2 million stars' journey across the skies
Carl Sagan showed how some constellations would change over time as stars move through the universe in his TV series Cosmos. Now the European Space Agency has done something similar, but in a much big...
09:09 pm -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget US Navy bans e-cigarettes on every ship in the fleet
Last year, the FDA finally started regulating e-cigarettes and swiftly ruled to keep them out of checked baggage on flights. Incidental reports that some had caught on fire led regulators to restrict ...
07:39 pm -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' playfully skewers 'Stranger Things'
If you've been excited about the reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000, you aren't alone: To celebrate the new season's debut yesterday, Netflix let the show's wisecracking trio t...
06:17 pm -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget Italian court halts Uber injunction as Taiwan lifts ban
Uber doesn't have to pack its bags and leave Italy just yet. Another court in Rome has decided to suspend a lower court's rule banning the ride-hailing service from operating in the country ...
05:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget Apple will replace your busted iPad 4 with the iPad Air 2
If you bought Apple's first iPad with the now-ubiquitous Lightning connector (released way back in late 2012) and need to get it repaired, you might end up with a pleasant upgrade. According to a...
04:15 pm -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget David Bowie's musical is making the leap to VR
David Bowie's Lazarus had two short, completely sold out runs in New York and London. If you missed it, you're kind of SOL. But, if you're willing to settle for experiencing it in virtu...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars Battlefront II' invites you to the dark side in November
The winners write the history books.When the second Death Star explodes over Endor in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the Rebel Alliance rejoices. It's a thrilling moment of victory aft...
01:45 pm -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget The PowerRay drone is an aquatic spyglass for playboy fishermen
Who needs fishing prowess when you have a remote-controlled, sonar-equipped, bait-dropping, mini-submersible at your disposal? Because with the new PowerRay underwater drone, that's exactly what ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Technology hasn't improved the airline experience
How Technology HasFailed to ImproveYour Airline ExperienceFarhad Manjoo,The New York TimesIt hasn't been a great week for United, but that massive incident served as a harsh reminder that the air...
10:42 am -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget Uber saw rapid growth in 2016, but it still bled cash
Uber has revealed part of its financials for the first time, perhaps in effort to distract you from all the controversies it's involved with. The privately held ride-hailing company, which isn�...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend! We have news on the Microsoft Windows zero-days that weren't, and a teaser trailer for the next Star Wars movie....
06:19 am -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget Airbnb fights off account hijackers with new security tools
If you get hacked on Airbnb, you won't only have to worry about criminals getting ahold of your credit card details. You'll also have to fret about internet scammers knowing exactly where yo...
03:36 am -04 - Sat, April 15, 2017
Engadget Microsoft says it already patched 'Shadow Brokers' NSA leaks
Yesterday, the mysterious "Shadow Brokers" posted some hacking tools for Windows that were allegedly stolen from the NSA. All of them were at least a few years old, but exploited flaws in se...
11:29 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Shadow Brokers release also suggest NSA spied on bank transactions
Besides a cache of potentially damaging zero-day exploits against many versions of Windows, another element of today's Shadow Brokers release is a folder titled SWIFT. Inside, it has documents li...
11:29 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Shadow Brokers release also suggests NSA spied on bank transactions
Besides a cache of potentially damaging zero-day exploits against many versions of Windows, another element of today's Shadow Brokers release is a folder titled SWIFT. Inside, it has documents li...
09:58 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook busts up international spam operation
While Facebook has spent significant time fighting fake news on its network, it continues to battle another plague to its social platform: Fake accounts. These are often used to spread low-quality con...
09:08 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget GOP rep. on ISP privacy rules: 'Nobody's got to use the internet'
The internet is a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. It's where many of us turn when we need to file our taxes, apply for jobs or search for housing. But one Republican lawmaker who voted to rol...
07:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget 'Shadow Brokers' dump of NSA tools includes new Windows exploits
Earlier this year "The Shadow Brokers" -- an entity claiming to have stolen hacking tools from the NSA then offering them for sale -- seemed to pack up shop, but the group has continued on. ...
07:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget 'Shadow Brokers' dump of NSA tools includes new Windows exploits (updated)
Earlier this year "The Shadow Brokers" -- an entity claiming to have stolen hacking tools from the NSA then offering them for sale -- seemed to pack up shop, but the group has continued on. ...
07:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget GM aims to put 300 more self-driving Chevy Bolts on the road
General Motors and its San Francisco-based autonomous vehicles division Cruise have made it clear they plan to put an autonomous taxi fleet on the road as fast as possible. Earlier this year, rumors f...
06:16 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Dallas siren hack: Coming to a city near you
At 11:42 PM last Friday night in Dallas, suddenly and for no apparent reason, what locals call the 'tornado sirens' went off. All of them. It was a clear, calm night; no foul weather presage...
05:46 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget SpaceX announces date for second Hyperloop pod competition
It's been less than three months since the first Hyperloop Competition blasted test pods down a 1.25-kilometer test track in Southern California and SpaceX is already gearing up for the second ed...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget 'Nex Machina' will show you exactly how someone hit a high score
Finnish developer Housemarque's ode to Robotron: 2084, Nex Machina is out for PC and PlayStation 4 this summer. And while we debuted it in December, details for the frantic arcade shooter have be...
04:31 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget This experimental e-book gets edited every time it changes hands
A Universe Explodes is an unusual e-book in a variety of ways. Best viewed on a mobile device, it's about 20 pages long and has 128 words per page. Only 100 people "own" the original ve...
04:06 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Live your Kamehameha-blasting dream with 'Dragon Ball Z' VR
Somewhere high on the list of childhood fantasies is the dream to hurl balls of energy from your hands. Capcom knows this urge, which is why they stuck a Hadoken-throwing simulator in their Ultra Stre...
03:41 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Of course there's a 'Candy Crush' fashion collection
The Candy Crush craze continues to reach new heights. Just when you thought a TV show based on the popular game was more than you could handle, well, that's not the only thing happening in time f...
03:16 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Trump administration is killing its open data portal
Reversing yet another Obama-era practice, the Trump administration announced on Friday that it will not only be keeping its visitor logs secret for five years after Trump leaves office, but will be sh...
02:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Unlock YouTube's hidden Dark Mode to save your eyes
If you've ever tried to watch YouTube when it's dark out, you know that the typical bright white of the video service's page can be a bit blinding. Enter "Dark Mode," a hidden...
02:34 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Sprint and The Onion have a video series no one asked for
Seeing the former Verizon pitch man (who's named Paul) shilling for Sprint was a bit weird. Sprint seems to know this and has capitalized on it with a partnership with The Onion's creative s...
02:08 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Next 'Layton' game is coming to Android and iOS before 3DS
Last we knew, the new Professor Layton game's differences from prior releases were relegated to its protagonist and the absence of its original puzzle designer. Now word is out that Layton's...
01:43 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Komodo Dragons may hold the key to fighting infections
Komodo Dragon blood could save your life. Curious scientists -- are there any other kind? -- recently identified a peptide in the Dragon plasma that might serve as an antibiotic. Now, a bite from a Ko...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Alphabet's Verily details its research-focused health watch
Google has made a smartwatch, but not the kind you might expect. Verily, the health organisation owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has (finally) announced its 'Study Watch' for medica...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget 'Tinder for BFFs' app makes more sense than you'd think
For most of my adult life, I've had trouble making friends. As a shy, introverted person, I don't go out often, and when I do, it's hard for me to talk to people. What do I say? How do ...
12:43 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Bose goes premium with its outdoor-ready Revolve speakers
You might see Bluetooth speakers as a commodity item, but Bose is having none of that with its premium, pricey SoundLink Revolve and Revolve Plus models. Much like the Vizio Cast, they output music fr...
12:38 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Apple gets the OK to test autonomous cars in California
California will soon have yet another company's self-driving vehicles navigating its roadways. The Department of Motor Vehicles granted Apple an autonomous vehicle testing permit on Friday, enabl...
12:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget The best WiFi router (for most people)
By David MurphyThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks...
12:03 pm -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget The first trailer for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is here
The 2017 "Star Wars Celebration" has been going on for the last day or so -- and now those of us who aren't there are getting what's likely to be the most exciting thing coming out...
11:46 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Xbox One update makes your game streams easier to find
We know you're probably still salivating over the latest Project Scorpio details and the promise of next-gen games, but for now you've still got a perfectly good console tucked under your li...
11:23 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Google Photos will make your shaky videos watchable
Google's Photos app has long been compensating for wobbly Live Photos taken with an iPhone. Now it can do same for any video in your device. The tech titan has begun rolling out Photos' long...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Adidas Futurecraft 4D shoes: The fourth dimension is hype
Adidas is getting serious about turning its 3D-printed concepts into consumer products. Last week, the sportswear giant revealed Futurecraft 4D, a sneaker designed partially with a manufacturing techn...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Classic puzzle-platformer 'Fez' is coming to iOS
It might be five years old, but Fez remains a masterclass in indie puzzle-platforming. The bright pixel art, the mesmerizing Disasterpiece soundtrack and perspective-shifting gameplay comes together i...
10:22 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook is now better at detecting fake accounts
Facebook has incorporated some technical changes to its website that make it easier to address one of its biggest problems: spam accounts. According to a blog post by Protect and Care Team manager Sha...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 36: Bad and Boujee
On this episode of the Engadget Podcast senior editor Cherlynn Low and executive editor Dana Wollman join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about some recent examples of bad corporate behavior. First...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget The new CIA head hates WikiLeaks (when convenient)
The new director of the CIA has come out swinging against WikiLeaks, calling the organization a "hostile intelligence service." In his first public speech, Mike Pompeo called Julian Assange ...
09:18 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook buys newspaper space to combat fake news
Facebook has splashed out on a bevy of full-page newspaper ads explaining how readers can better identify fake news. As Bloomberg reports, the marketing materials appeared in Bild, Sueddeutsche Zeitun...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: The story of Microsoft's Solitaire and volleyball-blocking robots
Way back in 1988, Wes Cherry was a Microsoft intern and during his time at the company he created the biggest time waster the world has ever known: The Solitaire computer game. Cherry built the game o...
07:31 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Microsoft hammered by surveillance requests in 2016
US authorities must have spent more time at Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court last year than in 2015. According to Microsoft's latest transparency report, the tech titan received 1,000 to 1...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, April 14th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This Friday, we're saying an unexpected goodbye to the NES Classic Edition and preparing for the Model 3's big reveal in July. Oh, and scientists took a ...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget New York City's free WiFi kiosks speed up access to social services
When New York City launched its LinkNYC gigabit free WiFi program last year, it was a win for internet accessibility. With over 800 devices currently spread across New York City, the kiosks provide mu...
03:02 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Survey says: Political polarization isn't the internet's fault
It's easy to blame social media for the rising political polarization in the US when you can use it to hide in a bubble of your own creation. Simply block people who don't share your viewpoi...
01:31 am -04 - Fri, April 14, 2017
Engadget Skype's 'all-new' Windows 10 app makes the trip to Xbox One
Although Microsoft isn't promoting its Xbox One camera add-on nearly as much these days (and using one on new systems requires an adapter just to plug it in), it has acknowledged the Kinect with ...
11:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Google has taught an AI to doodle
Hot on the heels of the company's art and music generation program, Project Magenta, a pair of Google researchers have taught a neural network to sketch simple drawings all on its own....
10:28 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Saturn and Jupiter's moon burps bode well for distant life
Scientists recently took a closer look at data over a decade old and concluded that two moons orbiting Saturn and Jupiter might have environments that foster life. During an October 2015 flyby of the ...
09:39 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget The time for Uber leadership to step down is long overdue
It seems like hardly a week goes by without Uber fending off bad press. If it isn't sexual harassment stories or driver disputes, it's self-driving car accidents and reports of sleazy busine...
08:59 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever couldn't top 'Zelda'
Nintendo has been proclaiming that the Switch is its fastest-selling console ever since the system launched, but now it has numbers to back that up. Based on NPD reports, it says the Switch sold 906,0...
07:40 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Uber accused of ignoring drunk driver complaints in California
In the latest string of bad PR for Uber, the company could be facing down yet another fine from regulators in the state of California, this time for allegedly failing to look into rider complaints of ...
06:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget The FCC just sold a chunk of the wireless spectrum to T-Mobile
The results are in. After a year-long process, the Federal Communications Commission today announced the conclusion of its first-ever broadcast incentive auction, naming T-Mobile, Dish, Comcast and US...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Cadillac's CT6 Plug-In hybrid goes on sale in the US
General Motors' Cadillac division starts sales this month of its $75,000 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid. General Motors has started US sales of the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In after taking its first domest...
05:46 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save on an Xbox One Design Lab controller
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
05:14 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Google comes for Pinterest (and your dated sense of style)
For years, Pinterest has been the go-to place for many people looking for fashion inspiration. Google wants to change that. That's why today it introduced a new feature called "style ideas&q...
04:43 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Russia blocks protest app for refusing to share data
Back in 2013 when messaging apps seemed to be cropping up every day, Zello's walkie-talkie audio dispatches seemed a novel addition to a crowded niche. We didn't anticipate that the app woul...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Dropbox document scanning comes to Android devices
Android Dropbox users now have the same ability as their iOS-using brethren: scanning documents right to their account with a mobile app. The company's Paper app -- a collaborative document works...
03:43 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Tesla plans to show off finished Model 3 in July
If you've been waiting to get a glimpse of the final Tesla Model 3, this summer can't come soon enough. CEO Elon Musk told a fan on Twitter today that the final unveil for the company's...
03:43 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Tesla will reveal the finished Model 3 in July
If you've been waiting to get a glimpse of the final Tesla Model 3, this summer can't come soon enough. CEO Elon Musk told a fan on Twitter today that the final unveil for the company's...
03:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget You're never getting an NES Classic Edition now
If you've spent the last few months trying to get your hands on a NES Classic Edition, it's time to give up. Nintendo's tiny, plug-and-play retro console is dead. Or dying, at least. Th...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget LG G6 review: Finally back in the race
Let's be real: Last year's G5 was ambitious, but it never lived up to its potential. Even now, I have to give props to LG: It took guts to make that phone, and it took guts to admit at a Mob...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Slack adds status messages, a feature it should have had on day one
After its meteoric rise to popularity, Slack has been slowly adding useful features to help keep fast-moving chatrooms from getting bogged down. Earlier this year, the company introduced much-needed t...
02:19 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Tesla's plans to show off its electric semi truck this fall
According to Telsa CEO Elon Musk, the automotive arm of his company will unveil a semi truck this coming September. Musk dropped the news via a tweet. The company is currently gearing up to start full...
02:19 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Tesla plans to show off its electric semi truck this fall
According to Telsa CEO Elon Musk, the automotive arm of his company will unveil a semi truck this coming September. Musk dropped the news via a tweet. The company is currently gearing up to start full...
01:54 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Kim Dotcom asks the Supreme Court to hear him out
Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing website Megaupload, is taking his case to the United States Supreme Court. He's petitioned the highest court in the land to overturn a ruling allowing US a...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Shield your address from Uber by using cross streets
If you haven't deleted Uber yet, the ride-hailing service has actually added a pretty useful feature today designed to protect user privacy. When you're typing in either a destination or pic...
01:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon offers its voice-recognition smarts to other companies
Amazon's Alexa has become the flag-bearer for AI assistants. Not only does she possess an exhaustive list of useful skills, but she's also started finding new homes in everything from phones...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Netflix will premiere movies at Cannes for the first time
After years of ignoring streaming services, Cannes is finally recognizing both Netflix and Amazon's original work. With several Amazon funded-movies debuting at last year's event, Cannes...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget More people use Instagram Stories than Snapchat itself
The common belief is that Snapchat rules all when it comes to evaporating photo essays. But the numbers don't quite back it up. Instagram has announced that over 200 million people are using Stor...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Finally, a good digital masturbator
NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts....
11:46 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Luxury AGA ovens aren't safe from hackers
In the kitchen, nothing screams "I have money" like an AGA. The expensive British-made cast-iron stoves (or cookers, depending on where you're from) have barely changed in terms of look...
11:27 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Trump's transition team asked NASA about mining the moon
President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget calls for big cuts to the EPA and Department of Energy, but NASA's budget would only be cut by one percent. It looks like Trump has had designs ...
11:02 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget DJI refreshes the Phantom 4 with 'Advanced' entry-level model
While DJI's Phantom 4 Pro strictly targeted filmmakers, folks who wanted that form factor were stuck paying the long dollar ($1,500 - $1,800) for it. Sure, it might've been overshadowed by t...
10:44 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Microsoft to offer self-service refunds for digital games
According to a Reddit user, Microsoft may be looking to offer self-service refunds for games. The feature, as discovered by user gaymerRaver, apparently enables users that have purchased a game on Xbo...
10:23 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Astronomers may have taken the first photo of a black hole
The Event Horizon Telescope project's astronomers can now breathe a sigh of relief. They finally managed to observe Sagittarius A* for five sleepless nights after switching on the array on April ...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Japan's volleyball team test their spikes against robot blockers
In a bid to give its national volleyball team an edge, Japan has enlisted the help of high-tech training robots. According to New Scientist, these bizarre-looking bots are used to mimic the opposing t...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Firefox 'performance' tab will curb its RAM hunger
Despite their popularity, both Firefox and Chrome have reputations as resource hogs that chew up big chunks of your RAM. In the case of Firefox, some of this is unfair -- parent Mozilla says part of t...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget You can finally drive a Porsche in 'Forza'
Porsche has just signed a six-year partnership with Microsoft, confirming its iconic cars will be making their first appearance in the Forza Horizon series. Kicking off the new deal is Forza Horizon 3...
08:45 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget A future Apple Watch could be essential for diabetics
Apple is quietly developing a sensor that can monitor a person's blood sugar levels continuously and non-invasively. If successful, the technology will be integrated into a future version of the ...
08:15 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Virgin Media uses home routers to boost its public WiFi network
Virgin Media is starting to expand its public Wi-Fi network by turning customer routers into hotspots. The upgrade, which was first teased in 2015, is only compatible with SuperHub v3 routers for now....
08:00 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget HP introduces new Pavilion laptops at... Coachella
HP has picked an unlikely event for the launch of its new Pavilion laptops: Coachella. As wacky as it sounds, the company actually has a somewhat logical reason for the choice. It's showing off t...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget The promise of self-driving cars starts with better 'eye-sight'
San Francisco's Pier 35 usually hosts cruise ship guests boarding and unboarding their giant floating hotels. It's a cavernous building hundreds of meters long which actually makes it the pe...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget California will start charging electric vehicle fees in 2020
While some states are still offering incentives for electric vehicle buyers, California will soon become the biggest state to start charging fees for EV ownership. California is estimated to account f...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, April 13th 2017
Despite its newly christened console, Nintendo is keeping the 3DS alive with a slew of new games in addition to new Switch titles (that's what the pudding above is about). Meanwhile, the New York...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget GM's self-driving car operation in San Francisco will keep growing
Every carmaker is pushing to develop autonomous vehicles, and GM is no different. Despite having tech rated in second place by Navigant Research and the announcement of a Super Cruise-equipped Cadilla...
03:32 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Uber's 'Hell' program tracked and targeted Lyft drivers
In its quest to ensure Lyft remains in second place, Uber reportedly ran a program that exploited a vulnerability in its rival's system. According to The Information, the ride-hailing company...
02:24 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Researchers are breeding fluorescent bacteria to uncover landmines
One of the many tragedies of war are the dangers that persist long after conflicts formally end -- dangers like abandoned minefields peppered with active, deadly ordnance. Buried landmines threaten th...
12:58 am -04 - Thu, April 13, 2017
Engadget Google's Areo app can order a plate of food or a plumber
Google has a new app you can't access unless you live in Bangalore and Mumbai, India -- and it's a shame, because it sounds pretty darn useful. The app called Areo combines food delivery and...
11:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Prototype Genesis SUV melds hydrogen and plug-in power
It hasn't even been two years since Hyundai spun out its Genesis luxury badge as a separate division, but the new group is already making a name for itself. Genesis has unveiled its first experi...
10:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Here are the Nintendo Switch games on deck for 2017
Today's Nintendo Direct announcement event was the first since the launch of Nintendo's Switch console, so more than a few gamers were hoping more games would be added soon to the system...
10:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Android Pay now works with your mobile banking app
You no longer have to use Google's official app if you want to get started with Android Pay's tap-to-buy features. The internet giant has forged partnerships with several financial institut...
09:22 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget A Yelp bot will deliver your sushi in San Francisco
While Amazon continues refining its delivery-by-UAV dream, Yelp is gearing up to test a grounded method to autonomously transport take out. The company is partnering with Marble to use their wheeled d...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Volvo's new XC60 is better than ever at not killing people
Volvo's 2018 XC60 isn't the newest thing at the New York Auto Show &mdash; it was actually unveiled on Geneva &mdash; but it was too Swedishly pretty not to spend time with. It'...
08:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget VW aims to move past scandals with another self-driving EV
Volkswagen really, really wants to prove that it's moving past its diesel emissions scandal, and to that end it's unveiling yet another electric car concept following the I.D. and I.D. Buzz....
07:46 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget A 'brand new' Google Earth will arrive April 18th
Google just sent out invites for a pre-Earth Day event in New York City next week. In keeping with the obvious theme, the search giant is promising to take the lid off of a "brand new experience&...
07:09 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Nintendo announces Joy-con battery grips for Switch controllers
The Nintendo Switch's detachable Joy-con controllers already have decent battery life, but if you're looking to game for even longer sessions, Nintendo has you covered. Today the company ann...
06:52 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget 'Splatoon 2' launches on July 21st with three new Amiibo figures
If you were hopeful that the Nintendo Switch's Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event was indicative of an early launch, have a seat: today Nintendo announced that the game's official release date...
06:52 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Nintendo still has a stack of 3DS games in the pipeline
Nintendo Switch titles ARMS and Splatoon 2 headlined today's Nintendo Direct presentation, but they weren't the only games with news to reveal. The studio has a solid lineup of games coming ...
06:51 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget 'Minecraft' hits the Nintendo Switch on May 11th
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition lands on May 11th, bringing the world's most popular sandbox to yet another gaming platform. Minecraft on Switch supports the Pro controller and up to eight pla...
06:19 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's spring-loaded fighter, 'Arms,' hits Switch in June
Arms -- a fighting game from Nintendo that's essentially a mix of boxing and a shockingly violent Slinky exhibition -- is set to hit the Switch on June 16th. Nintendo revealed the game's rel...
05:58 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Astronomers create first image of dark matter web
See that image above? The one that looks like a cosmic rorschach test? That's the first composite image of a dark matter web that stretches between galaxies, according to a paper published in Mon...
05:36 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Turing's new phone boasts human and digital assistants
Remember the Turing Phone? You're forgiven if you didn't. Turing Robotic Industries unveiled the ambitious phone to much fanfare, only to delay it multiple times and even switch operating sy...
05:09 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Crafty prisoners hid DIY computers, committed identity theft
In what sounds like a plot line from Orange is the New Black, a pair of Ohio prison inmates took decommissioned computers, used them for nefarious purposes and hid them from guards by stashing the mac...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Internet giants resist the FCC's relaxed net neutrality rules
It's no secret that many people object to new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plans to soften net neutrality rules, but the companies affected by these plans have now had a chance to object directly...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Spotify finally gets serious about an Apple Watch app
If you're an Apple Watch owner, you might be wondering why there's no Spotify app for your favorite wrist computer. Developer Andrew Chang aimed to remedy that oversight with his own app, Sn...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Stream your favorite animated classics for $5 a month
If you're itching to return to the days where you watched Saturday morning cartoons in your pajamas while eating cold cereal straight from the box (I can't be the only one, right?), Boomeran...
03:19 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget 'Rick and Morty' enter the VR video game universe on April 20th
Rick and Morty fans, you've got a week to get VR-ready for the series' debut in the virtual realm. Adult Swim and Owlchemy Labs, creator of Job Simulator, announced today that the long-await...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Hover Camera can now follow and record its owner sans phone
The term "selfie drones" may suggest an added level of convenience, but in reality, these machines still share one common pain point with conventional offerings: they need to be connected to...
02:48 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Garmin's new Vivosport tracks reps and stress
Garmin's vivosmart 3 is here and it's packing guided breathing exercises, automatic rep counting in the gym and a supposed five-day battery life. Working in concert with the Garmin Connect m...
02:48 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Garmin's new Vivosmart tracks reps and stress
Garmin's vivosmart 3 is here and it's packing guided breathing exercises, automatic rep counting in the gym and a supposed five-day battery life. Working in concert with the Garmin Connect m...
02:26 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Acer's $300 Windows headset bodes well for the future of cheap VR
For Microsoft, the future of computing is not only virtual reality but also it's "mixed reality," the company's term encapsulating AR and VR experiences. That started with HoloLens...
02:05 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Project Scorpio's generous specs let game makers go wild
Microsoft's Project Scorpio console promises to be seriously powerful compared to the Xbox One, but what good is all that power if your games don't take advantage of it? You might not have t...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Google Home can track flight prices for you
The big knock against Google Home when it launched was simply that it didn't do as much as Amazon's Echo. But Google has been busy adding more features to Home and generally trying to make t...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget TP-Link jumps aboard the mesh WiFi bandwagon
Mesh networking is a pretty big trend in home WiFi these days. Google, Netgear, Plume, Eero and Linksys are all current offering routers that make it super simple to add another router and expand your...
01:07 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Burger King wreaks havoc on Google Assistant with Whopper ad
The latest ad to hijack voice activated gizmos is from none other than Burger King. But rather than being an accident the way Microsoft's Xbox One campaign with Aaron Paul was, the BK Lounge spot...
01:07 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Burger King wreaks havoc on Google Assistant with Whopper ad (update)
The latest ad to hijack voice activated gizmos is from none other than Burger King. But rather than being an accident the way Microsoft's Xbox One campaign with Aaron Paul was, the BK Lounge spot...
12:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 and much more!
With spring here -- and an erratic winter quickly fading from memory -- we've finally refreshed our buyer's guide with a healthy heaping of gear. This year, slim and flexible is still the no...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Honda tries salvaging the Clarity with electric, hybrid options
For years now, the Honda's Clarity line has been about figuring out the best way to bring to hydrogen fuel cell cars to market. As you probably guessed, it's been a pretty slow process. To w...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Microsoft is holding an education-focused event on May 2nd
Surprise! Microsoft will hold an event on May 2nd in New York, and based on the invite we received, there will likely be a focus on its education initiatives. "Learn what's next. #MicrosoftE...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget 'Face-sensing' headsets show your real-life expressions in VR
Existing VR systems and experiences are immersive, engaging and sometimes even interactive. But they don't offer a quick, easy way for you to express your emotions. Medical device maker MindMaze ...
11:53 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget BlackBerry made more cash from royalties than phones
Between antitrust fines and lawsuits, Qualcomm's patent strategy is already running into trouble... and things just got much worse. The wireless chipset maker has been given a preliminary order ...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget ESL's 24/7 eSport channel is coming to PlayStation Vue
ESL is bringing its live competitive gaming channel, eSports TV, to PlayStation Vue. For the uninitiated, PlayStation Vue is Sony's internet-based TV streaming app, offering viewers cable-like on...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget PlayStation Vue gets an expensive, dedicated eSports channel
ESL is bringing its live competitive gaming channel, eSports TV, to PlayStation Vue. For the uninitiated, PlayStation Vue is Sony's internet-based TV streaming app, offering viewers cable-like on...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Play the unsettling opening of 'Prey' for free
With epics like Zelda and Persona 5 still occupying many players' time, the idea of spending more hard-earned cash on another $60 game is a big ask. It seems as though publishers have realized th...
10:33 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Toyota's FT-4X is an off-road warrior for nerdy yuppies
After years of very good work, the "Toyota" name still conjures up mental images of cheap, functional econoboxes. Efforts to harness the power of cool have led to weird projects like the FJ ...
10:27 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Misfit's Flare is a $60 no-frills fitness tracker
If you're in the market for a bare-bones fitness tracker, Misfit has just unveiled the $60 Flare. It can track your steps, distance, calories and sleep quality, and you can program the touch-sens...
10:03 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Las Vegas nightclub is turning into an eSports arena
Las Vegas is quickly becoming a hotbed for virtual sports. Allied Esports and Esports Arena have unveiled plans to turn a 30,000 square foot nightclub at the Luxor Hotel and Casino into the Vegas Stri...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Tarzan the swinging robot could be the future of farming
Some farmers already use drones to monitor their crops, but a team of researchers from Georgia Tech have created a far more interesting alternative. Instead of designing yet another drone, they create...
09:35 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Virgin Media unintentionally blocks Facebook and Instagram
If you're a Virgin Media customer and you're experiencing issues trying to access Facebook or Instagram, you are not alone. The broadband provider has admitted that there's a technical ...
09:35 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Instagram go down for Virgin Media customers
If you're a Virgin Media customer and you're experiencing issues trying to access Facebook or Instagram, you are not alone. The broadband provider has admitted that customers have been unabl...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget WD's G-Drive USB-C adds storage and power to your laptop
Apple's courageous decision to equip the MacBook with just one USB-C port for charging and external storage forced owners to carry a pricey dongle if they wanted to do both at once. If you'r...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Amazon FreeTime cheat sheets educate parents on kids TV
Nobody will judge you for not watching Dora or the 43rd Frozen short on Amazon FreeTime with your kids. Problem is, you won't be able to talk about their shows, books or games with them if you ha...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Cadillac takes on Tesla's Autopilot and a biometric thrill ride
Today on In Case You Missed It: When people think semi-autonomous driving, Tesla's Autopilot system is usually the first thing that comes to mind. But Cadillac wants in on the robot-driving actio...
07:59 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Sony's HDR camera helps self-driving cars see in the dark
As Tesla recently showed, video cameras are as important as radar and LiDAR in self-driving cars, tracking road signs, vehicles and pedestrians. However, most can't handle tough lighting situatio...
07:50 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Vodafone scraps mobile roaming charges for 40 countries
In roughly two months, the European Union will scrap roaming charges for smartphone users across the continent. While the impact on the UK remains hazy -- there's that whole Brexit thing to take ...
06:59 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Lincoln 'invents' Uber, but for rich people
If you're the sort of person who's used to driving around in a Lincoln, then a regular Uber probably feels like a step down. That's why the luxury motor company has launched its own twi...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, April 12th 2017
Nothing makes for morning reading quite like the protracted death of Windows' black sheep, Vista, the sex doll of the future, and terrifyingly upgraded VR horror rides. Something for everyone, we...
04:29 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Your phone's motion sensors can give away PINs and passwords
You could be the most careful mobile user ever, but hackers can still steal your PINs and passwords simply by spying on your phone's motion sensors. A team of cyber researchers from the UK's...
02:54 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Twitter @support's test bot will handle your complaints
Twitter launched a handful of features in recent months meant to cement its new role as a customer service platform. Now it's putting some of those features to use: the social network has begun t...
02:54 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Twitter @support is testing a bot that handles complaints
Twitter launched a handful of features in recent months meant to cement its new role as a customer service platform. Now it's putting some of those features to use: the social network has begun t...
12:05 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Walmart.com uses discounts for in-store pickups to fight Amazon
Walmart has made a few moves already to make shopping there more appealing vs. Amazon, but the latest one leverages its existing stores and distribution network. With a new program called "Pickup...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, April 12, 2017
Engadget Nikon's D7500 DSLR arrives this summer for $1,250
Those of you with eyes set on a mid-range DSLR may want to wait for Nikon's D7500, scheduled to launch later this summer for $1,250 body-only. The new shooter features a 20.9-megapixel DX-format ...
11:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Evernote for Mac puts shortcuts on the Touch Bar
When we reviewed the latest MacBook Pro after it came out last November, we found its brand-new Touch Bar feature to be useful, if unasked-for. But even as a peripheral appeared to give users the full...
10:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars Battlefront II' trailer leaks out a few days early
EA promised to reveal a trailer for its Star Wars Battlefront sequel on April 15th during the Star Wars Celebration event, but it appears to have popped up online a bit early. The 30-second teaser cli...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Robots could soon cooperate on surveillance
Computers are getting better at spotting objects, but they tend to work in isolation. What good would a security robot be if it couldn't share info about an intruder with other machines? Cornel...
09:17 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget The Moto C series could be Motorola's most affordable yet
Life under Lenovo has had its ups and downs for Motorola. The company has found success on the budget end of the smartphone spectrum with the recent Moto G5 and the Moto E series before that, but the ...
08:07 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S8 launch will happen without Bixby Voice
We're just days away from the launch of Samsung's latest flagship phones, but now the company says we'll have to wait for one of the highlight features of the Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus. While...
07:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Roku TVs will eavesdrop on your shows to serve up ads
Roku fans have another treat this week aside from getting Sling TV's Cloud DVR functionality. Assuming you opt in, the latest software version (7.6) will use Automatic Content Recognition to list...
06:45 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Google's AutoDraw turns your clumsy scribbles into art
Google wants to help you get in touch with your inner Picasso. Today, it's launching AutoDraw, a web-based tool that uses machine learning to turn your hamfisted doodling into art. It's simi...
06:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Alabama tests filing taxes via selfie
As tax day looms, Alabama citizens will get to live the dream and file using an app on their mobile device. The state's department of revenue is partnering with MorphoTrust to let taxpayers use t...
06:05 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget With its 2018 TLX, Acura learns the value of good software design
Acura just pulled back the curtains on a pair of premium sedans &mdash; the 2018 TLX and its sportier A-Spec cousin &mdash; and they feature a more sporty, aggressive look than the milquetoast...
05:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget The PC's 5-year slump might be coming to an end
For the past several years, the PC market has largely told the same dismal story: shipments are down, mobile is taking over the world, and there's no relief in sight. However, there's a gli...
05:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Google fixes one of Chrome's biggest issues with scroll anchoring
If you've ever viewed a page on a mobile device, you've probably suffered through the frustration of having your view suddenly jump to another point in the webpage halfway through reading so...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget 2017 is already an incredible year for video games
Every now and then, it's wise to stop and recognize the good things in life. And right now, it doesn't get much better than the video game industry. After dozens of Slack conversations about...
04:56 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Drone sales doubled in 2016, proving they're not a novelty
While it may have been a disappointing holiday season for some drone makers, dollar-for-dollar drone sales in the United States have more than doubled over the past year. According to a new report fro...
04:40 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Russia hopes legitimizing Bitcoin will thwart crooks
Russia's existing stance on bitcoin and other digital currencies is... less than welcoming. You could face website bans and prison time just for using it. However, the country is making an abou...
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Yahoo misused millions meant for humanitarian aid, lawsuit claims
Yahoo executives allowed the head of the company's Human Rights Trust to use $13 million -- the bulk of the organization's funding -- for personal gain, according to a federal lawsuit filed ...
04:07 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget It's robot killing time in Overwatch's Uprising event
Yesterday, without preamble or rumor, the French trailer for Overwatch's next event leaked. Fans scrambling over the details discovered it would tell the story of mascot character Tracer's f...
03:50 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Graphene is the key to tougher flexible OLED displays
You can already find flexible displays in your phone or smartwatch, but there's a good reason you don't find them everywhere: the transparent electrodes in many OLED screens are too fragile ...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Relive 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' on Xbox One starting today
Ask a Xbox One fan what game they'd most like to see added to the console's backwards compability list and you'll probably get Call of Duty: Black Ops II as an answer. It was the most-r...
02:56 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA posts Mac drivers for its latest graphics cards
NVIDIA is quickly making good on its promise to support its latest graphics cards on Macs. The GPU giant has quietly posted beta macOS drivers (direct download) that should support any GeForce 10-ser...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft finally pulls the plug on Vista
The old wives' truism that Windows operating systems alternate between great and skippable editions held true through the 2000s, and nowhere was that more evident than Vista. It appeared between ...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Watch NASA's first 4K broadcast from space on April 26th
If you've ever wanted to see Earth orbit in stunningly real high-def, here's your chance. On Wednesday, April 26th, you can watch the first 4K livestream from the International Space Station...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Science proves people lie for selfish reasons
How honest are you, really? Would you be open to a brain treatment that might make you act a little more truthful? I'm asking because researchers from the ever-productive University of Zurich tri...
01:13 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Gorillaz are throwing a house party in mixed reality
Your favorite virtual band Gorillaz has a new album called Humanz on the way (as well as a TV show, it seems), and the record has had an active promotional campaign so far. The group has shared a seri...
12:48 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget AMD's mid-range Ryzen 5 processors start rolling out
AMD wants to break back into desktop CPUs in a big way. After debuting its high-end Ryzen 7 chips last month, which go toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i7 lineup, the company is today releasing its m...
12:24 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Swatch's provocative 'Tick different' slogan has Apple riled
We don't know when exactly Apple and Swatch first had a falling out, but trademark disputes seem to be the stage both have chosen to publicly acknowledge their strained relationship. In the lates...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget RealDoll's first sex robot took me to the uncanny valley
During my four-hour visit to the birthplace of the RealDoll, the frighteningly life-like full-body sex toy, I've seen mounds of silicone vaginas, sheets of detached nipples, headless women hangin...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Facebook brings group payments to Messenger
Two years ago, Facebook introduced a feature on Messenger that allowed you to send money to your friends and vice versa. That's great if you only need to pay one person, but not so convenient if ...
11:29 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget 'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' will arrive this August
Turns out we didn't have to wait for E3 for more news on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. That's because developer Naughty Dog just revealed that the add-on will be released on August 22nd for $4...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Fitbit is having trouble making a smartwatch
Ever since Fitbit introduced its Blaze fitness watch at CES 2016, there's been talk about the company building a "true" smartwatch. That conversation only intensified when Fitbit bought...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget 'Bayonetta' brings heel guns and hair fights to the PC
After years of feverish fan demand, PC gamers can now finally play Bayonetta. Arriving on Steam today with 4K support and advanced graphics options, Sega's critically acclaimed action classic now...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget A vibrating smart bra keeps tabs on how zen you feel
Name an article of clothing, and some company has probably crammed a fitness tracker into it. We've seen connected shirts, shoes and even bras. But most of these focus on the time you spend activ...
10:47 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget The classic Tamagotchi toy is back
You've already seen Nintendo revive the NES and Nokia reintroduce the 3310, so why not resurrect more '90s tech? Bandai certainly doesn't see a problem with it. The company has relaun...
10:29 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Instagram Direct combines disappearing photos with all other messages
Instagram's direct messaging features have gotten surprisingly robust over the years. You can send photos privately to another user (or group of users) and share other images you see from Instagr...
10:12 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget The Windows 10 Creators Update is now live
After much beta testing and new feature additions, Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update is finally rolling out today. You can read more about all the new stuff in our preview, but if you want t...
09:51 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Justice Department attacks global spam botnet after arrest
The Kelihos botnet is a global network of infected Windows machines that is used for all manner of nefarious cybercrime. That's enough reason for the Justice Department to want to wipe the networ...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget GoPro's trade-up program entices old users to buy a Hero5
GoPro really, really wants to sell you a Hero5. It has even launched a trade-up program to make the prospect of giving up a working older model more appealing. Starting today, April 11th, you can get ...
09:11 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Canada hid the Konami Code in its commemorative $10 bill launch
Canada's currency is already the world's dorkiest, with its plastic material, transparent windows and holograms everywhere. For a $10 bill celebrating the nation's 150th anniversary, ho...
08:50 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Famous poker-playing AI takes down scientists and engineers
Libratus, the poker-playing AI that crushed four world-class pros in January, has put another group of human players to shame. This time, the upgraded variant of the AI known as "Lengpudashi"...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget One theme park's mission to perfect VR horror
I still can't figure it out. Inside the warehouse, I press against the railing, squinting through the darkness to get a better look at the Ghost Train. A Victorian carriage hangs from the ceiling...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, April 11th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This Morning After is brought to you by the death of phone calls on flights (hooray!), how Persona 5 manages to digitally manifest Tokyo and the news that the most...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget 'The Crown' gives Netflix its best shot yet at a TV BAFTA
Despite producing a long list of critically-acclaimed TV shows, Netflix's original programming has yet to be rewarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The streaming gia...
04:10 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Google says its own analysis shows 'no gender pay gap'
In a new post on pay equity, Google VP Eileen Naughton says the company was "taken aback" by the US Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) accusation that it paid women less ...
03:04 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget Boeing uses first FAA-approved 3D-printed parts for the 787
Boeing expects to shave $2 to $3 million off each 787 Dreamliner's manufacturing costs by 2018, thanks to 3D-printed titanium. The company has teamed up with Norwegian company Norsk Titanium to c...
01:24 am -04 - Tue, April 11, 2017
Engadget PewDiePie starts a weekly Twitch show
Let's say you're YouTube star PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg. You're facing an exodus of advertisers that could hurt your bottom line, and it doesn't help that you shot yourself in...
11:58 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Air Force tests air-to-ground strikes with an autonomous F-16 wingman
There's so much focus around autonomous cars these days it's easy to forget that the military's trying to plug artificial intelligence into fighting vehicles, too. And not just in compu...
11:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm countersues Apple over iPhone and iPad royalties
For years, Apple and Qualcomm have worked together on technology that' goes inside your iPhone and iPad. Qualcomm specifically handles a lot of the modem chips that connect devices to cellular or...
11:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Someone stole a piece of the Space Shuttle's thermal tile
A six-inch piece of thermal tile like the ones lining the belly of the space shuttle was stolen from an exhibit at NASA Kennedy Space Center over the weekend Popular Mechanics reports. Although the ti...
11:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Someone stole a tile from the Space Shuttle's thermal shield
A six-inch piece of thermal tile like the ones lining the belly of the space shuttle was stolen from an exhibit at NASA Kennedy Space Center over the weekend Popular Mechanics reports. Although the ti...
10:27 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Yuneec adds livestreaming to its remote control drone app
Yuneec diverted from its earlier higher-end drones to release a more affordable model last fall, the Breeze. For bundling a 4K camera and several flight modes into a $500 package, we guessed it would ...
09:33 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Better Call Saul,' 'MST3K' and 'Hidden Figures'
Tonight Better Call Saul returns for its third season on AMC, and brings a familiar face for Breaking Bad fans. Gamers can look forward to Yooka-Laylee, while Hidden Figures makes it Blu-ray and Ultra...
08:14 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget 'SculptrVR' brings 'Minecraft'-style creation to Google Daydream
When Google's Daydream headset came out, we praised it for its comfortable construction, but noted its bare game library. Little by little, the platform is adding experiences, even if many are po...
07:32 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Comcast hopes to launch an NBC-focused streaming TV service
Comcast is apparently more than a little envious of internet-only streaming services like CBS All Access and HBO Now. Bloomberg contacts claim that the cable giant is planning to introduce an online v...
06:57 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget AMD buys wireless VR startup Nitero
AMD is a company best-known for its computer processors and graphics cards. Now, it wants to help build the next generation of virtual reality headsets. Today, it announced it's acquired intellec...
06:57 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget AMD is spending money to 'solve' the wireless VR problem
AMD is a company best-known for its computer processors and graphics cards. Now, it wants to help build the next generation of virtual reality headsets. Today, it announced it's acquired intellec...
06:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Sling TV's $5 Cloud DVR arrives on Android and Roku
Sling TV's Cloud DVR feature is slowly becoming available for more subscribers. Now folks who use Android and Roku devices to stream live TV can pay $5 extra a month to store 50 hours of video on...
05:50 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget San Francisco airport can now record all visitors' license plates
When you drive to the airport, you expect a certain amount of tracking, if just from security cameras. However, San Francisco International Airport might be taking things a step too far. The travel hu...
05:23 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Sony's new superthin E Ink tablet costs just $700
Despite being the only horse in the niche race, Sony continues to develop E Ink devices. The company has tried to sell higher-end professionals on edit-friendly displays since it released the 13.3-inc...
04:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget FCC axes plan to allow phone calls on flights
There hasn't exactly been a groundswell of support for in-flight phone calls in the US, and regulators are now ready to drop the idea. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed that his agency cancel a ...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget 'Planet Earth II' on 4K Blu-ray will make you want a new TV
Planet Earth II looks so good on 4K Blu-ray that it completely justifies the existence of the doomed disc format. The original Planet Earth sold most consumers on the benefits of Blu-ray and HD video ...
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget The next big 'Overwatch' event starts tomorrow
According to a trailer released for French-speaking audiences, Overwatch's next big event is headed to consoles and PC tomorrow, April 11th. "Insurrection" sends you and five teammates ...
03:36 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Play 'The Elder Scrolls Online' for free this week
Bethesda is trying to boost The Elder Scrolls Online's player base less than two months before the launch of its big Morrowind expansion. Starting tomorrow at 10 am EST, anyone can download and p...
03:14 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Watch 'Citizenfour' team's WikiLeaks doc this summer on Showtime
There haven't been any shortage of documentaries about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but the one we've kept a keen eye on is from filmmaker Laura Poitras. You might remember her as the d...
02:52 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget This neural network generates weird and adorable pickup lines
Training a neural network involves feeding it enough raw data to start recognizing and replicating patterns. It can be a long, tedious process to just approximate complex things -- like writing articl...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Gorillaz are getting a TV show, apparently
Prepare your brain's weirdest synapses for an animated TV show starring the members of Gorillaz, the lauded cartoon hip hop group led by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Tank Girl co-creator Jamie ...
02:09 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget VW teams with Mobvoi to make in-car AI less terrible
As a general rule, in-car voice assistants are... lackluster. Unless you rely on a smartphone tie-in like Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, you're left with stiff voice commands and limited features...
01:48 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget LeEco is not buying Vizio after all
Troubled electronics and car maker LeEco made an ambitious promise to buy TV company Vizio for $2 billion last year, but as it turns out, that acquisition isn't happening after all. The company t...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget AT&T paid $1.6 billion to own the next generation of wireless
For all intents and purposes, it looks like AT&amp;T is going to own a majority of 5G wireless connections in the US. The company has announced that it has acquired Straight Path Communications fo...
01:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon orders two seasons of 'Gilmore Girls' creator's next show
Netflix may be the frontrunner in the race between online video channels to produce original content, but Amazon is trying hard to close the gap. It has just commissioned two seasons of The Marvelous ...
01:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Most of Jay Z's albums are already back on Apple Music
Hip hop legend Jay Z pulled most of his music off of Spotify and Apple Music last Friday. It wasn't a huge surprise given Jay Z's involvement and stake in competitor Tidal, but it looks like...
12:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget 'Minecraft' adds a shop for mobile add-ons
For many, the biggest limitation of Minecraft's Pocket and Windows 10 Editions has been the lack of community material. What good is playing on your phone if you can't try out that sweet ne...
12:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Tesla overtakes GM to become the most valuable US car maker
Tesla just managed a symbolic but important win in its quest to make electric cars popular. Shortly after the start of trading on April 10th, Tesla's stock market cap overtook that of GM -- it wa...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget 'Persona 5' took me back to Tokyo
Two years ago I took my first trip to Tokyo. The city exceeded my wildest expectations, an addictive blend of ramen, neon nightlife and tranquil parks. I spent a fortnight exploring the place, absorbi...
11:33 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Spain arrests Russian citizen for connections to US election hack
The evidence that Russia hacked the US to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election continues to grow. The latest comes from AFP, which says that that a Russian "computer expert&quo...
11:01 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Russian-owned Livejournal bans dissenting speech to please Putin
Russia's hardline stance against LGBTQ media is back in the news. This time it's because a change in the terms of service for LiveJournal strictly prohibits users from posting "politica...
10:40 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Cadillac unveils its answer to Tesla's semi-autonomous tech
Outside of Tesla, semi-autonomous driving modes are still quite rare. GM, however, wants to make it relatively mainstream. The upcoming 2018 Cadillac CT6 (due this fall) will be the company's fir...
10:20 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Google might bring curved screens to its next Pixel phone
Google, which has taken a hands-off approach to Android hardware until recently, may be getting more involved in smartphone production. It's reportedly investing up to $875 million in LG Display ...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Algoriddim's djay Pro finally makes the move to Windows
After a short few months in beta, Algoriddim's djay Pro has finally arrived as a native Windows 10 app. Prior to this, the Apple-centric software added Android to its roster of mobile devices, in...
09:40 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Android Wear 2.0 is ready for a bunch of new watches
It's a bit beat up, but my OLED-equipped LG G Watch R is still going strong (and bright) after nearly two years. So it's good news that, after being delayed by glitches, Android Wear 2.0 is ...
09:20 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Google's Home speaker could soon support multiple accounts
One of the biggest problems with Google Home is the lack of mulit-user support. If you're the only person that uses the smart speaker, there's no problem, but for families and other house-sh...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget ZTE's first Android Wear watch is also one of the cheapest
Android Wear 2.0's release has been delayed multiple times, and aside from a few watches that have just hit the market, there aren't many ways to get Google's latest wearable OS right n...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Ford's hybrid cop car has electric boost for high-speed chases
You may see hybrids as dull econo-vehicles, but as Lamborghini and others have shown, electrons can boost a gas car into another dimension. You'd think there would already be economical hybrid co...
07:01 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Google's AI will take on the world's top Go player next month
It's been a busy year for Google Deepmind. You might remember AlphaGo resoundingly beating Go grandmaster Lee Sedol by four games to one and secretly schooling some of the world's best Go pl...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, April 10th 2017
Still haven't cut the cord from your cable TV package? YouTube might get you there. In more outlandish weekend news, international scientists plan to drill deep into the Earth, and are searching ...
03:47 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Homemade thrill ride speeds up if you're not scared enough
Roller coasters don't care how scared you are, they always follow their pre-programmed circuit to a "T." That gave Dutch artist Daniel de Bruin an idea: What if a ride could measure you...
01:08 am -04 - Mon, April 10, 2017
Engadget Leaf veins may lead to longer battery life
There have been many, many discoveries that promise longer battery life, but one of the latest is rare in taking its inspiration from one of the most common structures in nature: the leaf vein. Scien...
11:04 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Tough water-repellent coating could lead to faster ships
You've no doubt seen footage of water-repellent coatings that seemingly defy the laws of nature. However, they have a catch: they're often too fragile to be useful in situations where they&#...
09:31 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Carrie Fisher will be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' without use of CG
Lucasfilm swore that it wouldn't create a digital version of the late, great Carrie Fisher for future Star Wars movies, but that doesn't mean she'll be cut out entirely. Her brother Tod...
07:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Tesla reveals a sleek solar panel built for your existing roof
Tesla's home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to bring renewable energy to their home. To that end...
07:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Tesla's sleek solar panels are easier to install on your roof
Tesla's home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to bring renewable energy to their home. To that end,...
06:27 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Scientists aim to reach the Earth's mantle with an undersea drill
We'd know a lot more about what's under the Earth's crust if Jules Verne's Icelandic volcano weren't but a figment of his imagination. Japan's Agency for Marine-Earth Sci...
06:27 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Scientists plan to drill into the Earth's mantle for the first time
We'd know a lot more about what's under the Earth's crust if Jules Verne's Icelandic volcano weren't but a figment of his imagination. Japan's Agency for Marine-Earth Sci...
04:56 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Hack sets off all of Dallas' emergency sirens
Some hacks are clearly worse than others, but Dallas can at least lay claim to facing one of the loudest hacks to date. The city reports that attackers managed to set off all 156 of its emergency sir...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Real-life 'Pong' table is available as a crowdfunding project
Remember that real-world Pong table that was supposed to become a product you could buy if everything went smoothly? Well, it's here... almost. The creators have launched a Kickstarter crowdfundi...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Swap your boring coffee table for one that plays 'Pong'
Remember that real-world Pong table that was supposed to become a product you could buy if everything went smoothly? Well, it's here... almost. The creators have launched a Kickstarter crowdfundi...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget The best blender
By Christine Cyr Clisset and Lesley StocktonThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independen...
12:31 pm -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget GameStop looks into a potentially serious credit card breach
Did you shop at GameStop's online store for the holidays, or take advantage of its post-holiday clearance sales? You might want to check your credit card statement. GameStop has confirmed to se...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget After Math: Flying high
It's been a big week for aviation achievements. DARPA successfully flew a model of its next VTOL aircraft, Dr. Peggy Whitson is tacking on three more months to her ISS stay (and breaking another ...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's mini pinball game
As the team works on bringing their projects into production, it's time to turn our attention to the Super Space Shuttle mini pinball game. This was definitely an element14 community favorite, an...
04:35 am -04 - Sun, April 9, 2017
Engadget Man-made global warming makes droughts and floods more likely
We already know that man-made global warming is bound to affect our planet, but it's hard to connect human activities to specific events. Now a team of Penn State scientists have published a stud...
11:34 pm -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget Bernie Sanders quietly launched his own podcast
Just because Bernie Sanders is no longer a presidential candidate doesn't mean that he's out of the internet's spotlight. In fact, it might be easier than ever to listen to his ideas: ...
10:03 pm -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget Kobo will sell discounted digital copies of your paper books
Kobo, the Canadian e-reader titan, has snapped up a little-known e-book platform called Shelfie and will incorporate its features into its apps. Shelfie was a service that sold digital copies of print...
08:34 pm -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget Indie hit 'Besiege' is adding online machine-making duels
The war machine construction game Besiege has been a darling of Steam's Early Access scene, and for good reason: its extremely flexible building block system has let people's imaginations ru...
07:02 pm -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget 'Shadow Brokers' give away more NSA hacking tools
The elusive Shadow Brokers didn't have much luck selling the NSA's hacking tools, so they're giving more of the software away -- to everyone. In a Medium post, the mysterious team supp...
05:33 pm -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 can set up a PC using your voice
Windows installations have come a long way over a few decades. It used to be that you had to hand-hold the system, but it's increasingly automatic -- you can even nuke an existing install with re...
04:02 pm -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget Gag ransomware forces you to play an anime shooter game
A typical ransomware takes your files hostage in exchange for money, but "Rensenware" asks for something else. It forces you to play an anime-type shooter game called Touhou Seirensen (Undef...
02:28 pm -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget White House hires Lyft manager for a key transportation role
It's tempting to oversimplify the ridesharing industry into an ideological battle: Lyft is the kinder, more generous outfit that donates to the ACLU, while Uber is a champion of hyper-capitalism ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: iFixit wants to show you how to repair everything
Meet the $21 MillionCompany That Thinksa New iPhone Is aTotal Waste of MoneyDavid Whitford,Inc.We're no stranger to iFixit's in-depth teardowns here at Engadget, but the company has a plan t...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget 'Ghost in the Shell' is more cyberposeur than cyberpunk
Spoilers ahead for the Ghost in the Shell anime and US remake.The original Ghost in the Shell anime feature is a cultural landmark. It was a neo-noir story set in a startlingly fresh vision of a conne...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget YouTube TV made this baseball fan finally cut the cord
I don't watch a lot of TV. I don't watch Game of Thrones or Walking Dead or many of the TV shows that are usually at the top of the popular zeitgeist. Instead, my daily entertainment is usua...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. While Apple Music and Spotify subscribers will have to do without most of Jay Z's hits, we're checking out YouTube TV and offerin...
04:56 am -04 - Sat, April 8, 2017
Engadget Microsoft opens up its Windows Insider preview for Business
Since Microsoft launched its Insider Program a few years ago, millions of people have signed up to test out upcoming versions of Windows 10 on their devices. One small issue, however, was a limitation...
11:51 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Uber must leave Italy in 10 days after nationwide ban
Trouble seems to follow Uber wherever it goes. A court in Rome has just banned the ride-hailing service in Italy for contributing to what it says is "unfair competition" faced by the local t...
11:36 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget US Navy's MQ-4C Triton drone prepares for deployment in 2018
The last time we mentioned the Navy's long-range MQ-4C Triton drone was in 2013, and the project is still creeping towards eventual deployment. Northrop Grumman announced this week that it has co...
10:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Tesla owners can expect easy access to all discovered Easter Eggs
Over the years, Tesla has snuck a number of quirky Easter Eggs into OTA updates for its cars. That includes everything from Ludicrous mode enhanced acceleration to a James Bond send-up, or even an imp...
10:04 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget WikiLeaks latest CIA dump focuses on malware for Windows
As WikiLeaks continues to extend the mileage from its "Vault 7 cache" of CIA information, its latest release focuses on tools it says the agency uses for hacking Windows computers. While its...
07:32 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Jay Z's albums are disappearing from Apple Music and Spotify
If you were hoping to make Jay Z's "Lucifer" part of your "getting ready to go out" playlist tonight that could be tricky depending on the streaming service you use. That'...
06:44 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Dept. of Labor claims Google's pay disparities are 'systemic'
After suing Google for not releasing employment data, the US Department of Labor now claims pay disparities between men and women are widespread throughout the company. Although Google claims it has s...
06:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Gboard studies your behavior without sending details to Google
Last June, Apple started testing differential privacy, a method to gather behavior data while anonymizing user identities. The company expected it would improve QuickType predictions. Google has just ...
05:54 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Two Marines punished for online misconduct under new policy
Two Marines have been disciplined for posting disrespectful comments about a female soldier on social media, The Washington Post reports. It's the first time the Marine Corps has officially punis...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget YouTube TV needs more channels, but it gets the basics right
YouTube TV launched earlier this week, bringing another option to the quickly growing online TV subscription space. It's basically the cord-cutting dream; being able to watch shows, news or sport...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Good luck finding a safe VPN
If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise. Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress, and Donald Trump, ISPs are now...
04:10 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Huawei finally has a phone worthy of the Leica brand
From super-slow-mo cameras and bezel-less displays to banking on the power of nostalgia, smartphone makers have tried almost every trick they can to stand out. Huawei's latest strategy is to part...
03:34 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Google hires Vive and Oculus developer to bolster its VR team
If you want to see the potential of virtual reality, check out SoundStage: a virtual reality music sandbox app for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Google just snapped up developer Logan Olson for its VR...
03:09 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Mice brains store backup copies of memories
Turns out that even the human brain might use redundancy when it comes to storage. New research out of the Riken-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics suggests that memories are stored in two places ...
02:44 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Uber's legal defense: Waymo does LiDAR better, for now
Uber has finally responded via the courts to Waymo's allegation that it's using the Alphabet company's Lidar technology. The ride-hailing company called Waymo's injunction motion t...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Ford's baby crib isn't a car, but it feels like one
When it comes to getting a baby to fall asleep, sometimes a car ride is the only thing that will do the trick. I know that all too well because that's the tactic my parents used when I was a tyke...
01:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget NYPD details its body camera policy ahead of spring pilot program
After four years of legal wrangling, input from 5,000 active duty officers and 25,000 members of the public, the long-awaited NYPD body camera pilot program is set to begin at the end of the month. On...
01:36 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Government gives up on unmasking anti-Trump Twitter account
Well, that was fast: just yesterday, we learned that the Trump administration was attempting to compel Twitter to reveal information about an account critical of the president's policies. Today, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Please don't buy a Mac Pro right now
This week, Apple finally admitted after too damn long, that it had over-designed the "trashcan" Mac Pro into a corner. Its triangular thermal design was innovative, but impossible to upgrade...
12:32 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Adobe shows how AI can work wonders on your selfie game
Adobe has been focused on making its mobile apps powerful photo-editing tools for quite some time. At its annual MAX design conference last fall, the company debuted Sensei: a collection of AI and dee...
12:08 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Alexa can finally set specific smart bulb colors
Alexa has been able to control Philips Hue, TP-Link and other smart lights for a while, but control was limited to on/off and dimming, not color -- a bummer, since the bulbs also emit up to 16 million...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget The best SSDs
By Ben Keough and Nathan EdwardsThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chose...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget 'Candy Crush Saga' devs are making a mobile 'Call of Duty' game
King, the developer behind Candy Crush Saga, is working on a Call of Duty game for mobile. Describing the project as part of a job listing for the company's Stockholm studio, King said it will &q...
11:25 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Europe clears 21st Century Fox's purchase of Sky
21st Century Fox's &pound;11.7 billion acquisition of Sky has edged a little closer to being a done deal today, as the European Commission approved the merger. The commission was assessing an...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 35: TV Party
On this episode host Terrence O'Brien is joined by executive editor Dana Wollman and (eventually) senior editor Chris Velazco. They start by looking at the current state of cord cutting and weigh...
10:55 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget O2 is bringing free 1 Gbps WiFi to the City of London
Workers and residents in London's "Square Mile" will enjoy free 1 Gbps WiFi connections, thanks to a new deal between the City of London Corporation and mobile carrier O2. The multi-mil...
10:47 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget IRS says thousands of taxpayers affected by financial aid breach
Tax day is rapidly approaching in the US, but according to the IRS, there could be additional headaches for up to 100,000 people this year. Hackers posing as students applying for financial aid possib...
10:24 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget 'Orcs Must Die! Unchained' arrives April 19 with competitive mode
Robot Entertainment is finally ready to launch its latest PC game, Orcs Must Die: Unchained. The title, which has been in an open beta since last year, arrives on April 19th with a new head-to-head mo...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Mastodon's sudden popularity should serve as Twitter's wakeup call
There's a hot new social network these days and it's called Mastodon. Well, it's not that new -- it's been around since September 2016 -- but it's gained tens of thousands of ...
09:33 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget FCC prepares for net neutrality reversal
Reuters and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that Ajit Pai is preparing the ground for his rollback of Net Neutrality. The FCC chief reportedly sat down with telecoms groups to hash out his plan ...
09:20 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget A second TV show about video games is coming to Dave
The glory days of GamesMaster might be long gone, but finally it seems there's renewed interest in video game-focused programming. Broadcaster UKTV has announced the second series of Go 8 Bit wil...
09:10 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Translator turns your words into spoken Japanese
You may want to install Microsoft Translator if you're going to Japan and your vocabulary is limited to "Konnichiwa," "Ohayou" and "Notice me senpai." The app can no...
08:43 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Google will flag fake news stories in search results
Google is taking a stand against dubious and outright 'fake news' by introducing a Fact Check tag in search results. If you ask for information about a highly contested subject, Google will ...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget IBM Watson offers tech support that never sleeps
If your company uses IBM's helpdesk services, don't be surprised if you find yourself talking to Watson next time you contact the IT department. IBM has added a Watson-powered concierge-like...
07:32 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget McLaren's F1 team will 3D print parts trackside
When McLaren Racing heads to the Bahrain Grand Prix next week, the constructor will take with it something the motorsport has not yet seen trackside: a 3D printer. The Formula One team has confirmed t...
06:44 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget 'Inside' wins big at the 2017 BAFTA Games Awards
The annual BAFTA game awards were held at London's Tobacco Dock last night, celebrating the best software and creative, talented individuals from 2016. Playdead's quiet, thought-provoking In...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, April 7th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We've got a lot to cover, with a curious energy that can only mean it's finally Friday. There are concrete details on the next Xbox, a new iPad to review...
05:28 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA's Titan Xp is the new king of graphics cards
Much to the consternation of last-gen Titan X owners, NVIDIA recently unveiled the GTX 1080 Ti, a GPU that offers more performance for nearly half the price. Luckily, rich gamers can get regain braggi...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Amazon replaces battery forklifts with fast-fueling hydrogen ones
Amazon will replace its forklifts' batteries in 11 warehouses with an alternative power source: hydrogen fuel cells (HFC). The e-retail giant is investing millions in the technology, acquiring th...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Hydrogen-powered forklifts could speed up your Amazon deliveries
Amazon will replace its forklifts' batteries in 11 warehouses with an alternative power source: hydrogen fuel cells (HFC). The e-retail giant is investing millions in the technology, acquiring th...
03:03 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Climate change could make future flights a lot rougher
Airplane rides could get extra bumpy in the future thanks to climate change. Turbulence could become two to three times more common because of it, according to a new study from the University of Readi...
01:02 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Periscope opens 360-degree broadcasts to everyone
When Periscope debuted live 360-degree broadcasting late last year, it was only available to a handful of users. That changes now. A tweet from the company announced that as of today anyone who's...
12:01 am -04 - Fri, April 7, 2017
Engadget Adidas Futurecraft 4D starts a new era of 3D-printed shoes
Adidas is back with another sneaker based on a 3D-printed midsole, but this time the company says it's moving even closer to mass production. The Futurecraft 4D shoe will be the first one using C...
10:46 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget GM challenges eight schools to build self-driving Chevy Bolts
Just about every major car company is trying to figure out the best way to build a self-driving car, and GM is tapping a handful of schools to help get the job done. Teams from Virginia Tech, the Univ...
09:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Samsung expects to post record operating profit for Q1 2017
Samsung expects to post stellar earnings for the first quarter of 2017 despite its head honcho's scandal in Korea and the lack of a new flagship phone for the period. The company believes its con...
08:59 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Showtime's streaming apps can download video for offline viewing
A day after trumpeting that it's coming to cord-cutting Sling TV, Showtime is helping out another neglected group: Offline viewers. The premium network announced that its Showtime and Showtime An...
08:07 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Dr. Peggy Whitson set to shatter another NASA record
As the first woman in command of the International Space Station, NASA's Dr. Peggy Whitson is already a proven pioneer. Last month, Whitson set the record for most spacewalks by a female astronau...
07:11 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget This is what AI sees and hears when it watches 'The Joy of Painting'
Computers don't dream of electric sheep, they imagine the dulcet tones of legendary public access painter, Bob Ross. Bay Area artist and engineer Alexander Reben has produced an incredible feat o...
06:38 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Spotify's plan to go public might not include an IPO
Now that Spotify is locking down long-term deals with record labels, the company's next big task is going public. Before you run to the hills at the sound of financial speak, this influx of cash ...
05:54 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Australian regulator sues Apple over phone-bricking 'Error 53'
When iPhone owners hoping for a cheap screen repair started getting the notorious, phone-bricking Error 53 message last year, the company claimed it was a security measure meant to protect customers f...
05:18 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Runtastic's video recipe app feeds your fitness regime
It makes sense that the folks behind a running app would launch a new video recipe app. Cooking clips from Tasty and Delish seem to be taking over everyone's Facebook feed lately, so now is the t...
04:54 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Here's the Galaxy S8 you really want (but can't have)
It's only been one week since Samsung unveiled its new flagship phones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but there's already a beefier and better version on the way. A more powerful variant of the S8+...
04:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Vizio's 55-inch M Series display drops to $600
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, April 6, 2017
Engadget Twitter sues feds over attempt to identify anti-Trump account
Twitter is suing the government to resist giving up the identity behind @Alt_uscis, an account tweeting out anti-Trump messages. The account is allegedly run by rogue members of US immigration agencie...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Spotify is limiting free streaming for its own good
It's no secret that labels and artists aren't thrilled that their music is available free on ad-supported streaming services. Taylor Swift famously pulled her catalog from Spotify due to its...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget YouTubers will need at least 10,000 views to make ad money
YouTube has been busy tweaking its service and community lately. It just rolled out a live TV-streaming feature, and recently moved to better identify offensive content to prevent ads from being displ...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Wink to send a text with these experimental earbuds
We're always looking for new ways to control our mobile phones without using our hands, whether we're driving or at work. Voice control is fine but not always welcome in quiet spaces. The ne...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Explore Japanese gaming culture in 360 degrees with MatPat
Matthew Patrick is best known as the guy on YouTube who uses math, science and rabid curiosity to build intense, unexpected narratives from the stray plot threads of movies and video games. As the Gam...
02:46 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget FDA clears 23andMe to warn you about potential health risks
Good news for everyone who wants to do at-home DNA tests: 23andMe has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to tell customers if they're at risk for 10 potentially debilitating disease...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Sprint kills its 'half your bill' promo in favor of $50 unlimited plan
Sprint is going to axe its "Cut Your Bill in Half" promo. Until further notice, the carrier is offering something different: $50 for "unlimited" talk, text and data for a single li...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget 'EVE: Valkyrie' takes space battles to the ground in new update
CCP has revealed that it's bringing ground-level skirmishes to EVE: Valkyrie for the first time. Announced during a Keynote at CCP's annual EVE Fanfest, new map Solitude sees players battlin...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds 'educational' guide to counter fake news
Facebook has repeatedly come under fire over the last year as a distributor of "fake news", despite repeated its protests that it isn't a media company per se. The social network has ta...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget First 'Hearthstone' expansion of 2017 adds dinos and adventure
The long-awaited first expansion of 2017 for Blizzard's Hearthstone is finally here. Journey To Un'Goro adds 135 cards (gallery here) to the game with fun new functions, but the first conten...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Apple iPad review (2017): No alarms and no surprises
Over the past few years, we've seen the iPad go from curious experiment to Apple's vision for the future of computing. But we've also seen the tablet market dry up &mdash; not even ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook's AI assistant is ready to hang out in Messenger
A couple of years ago, Facebook introduced M, an AI-powered personal assistant for Messenger. The idea behind M is that you could ask it to do pretty much anything -- book flights, cancel your cable s...
12:40 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Assign other apps to the Galaxy S8's Bixby button, if you dare
One of the Galaxy S8's standout features is Samsung's Bixby assistant. It not only organizes your schedule and talks to you, but also helps translate and identify items around you via the ph...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Democrats aren't backing down on internet data privacy
It's only been a few days since President Trump signed the bill rolling back rules that kept consumer data private from internet service providers, but it looks like Democrats aren't letting...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Moto G5 and G5 Plus review: Still the best budget phones
The year was 2013, the company was Motorola, and the device was the Moto G. It set a new standard for affordable smartphones, offering a user experience that left the existing sea of cheap, crappy And...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Xbox One now supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio
Just as Microsoft promised last fall, the Xbox One finally has support for next-generation audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X -- provided you have a recent home theater receiver that supports th...
11:19 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop One's test route is ready to run
It was August 2013 that Elon Musk, under pressure from Shervin Pishevar, published his white paper on the Hyperloop. Just three years and seven months later, and the world's first Hyperloop tube ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Apple's Clips app hits iOS today to make video creation a cinch
Remember that time Apple launched an iOS app called Clips so people could go forth and pepper their social networks with cleverly edited videos? Well, you probably don't, because it hasn't h...
10:33 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget The Ubuntu mobile dream is over
Ubuntu-powered phones and tablets never quite took off the way Canonical, the Linux-based platform's creator, expected. Now the company is finally admitting defeat and ending all its mobile proje...
10:12 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Jeff Bezos pumps his personal fortune into Blue Origin
Every year, the US government grants NASA a budget of tens of billions to fund its terrestrial and extraterrestrial research. Just last month, President Trump signed an order confirming it would get $...
09:51 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Zunum Aero's hybrid planes could halve the cost of US flights
Boeing and JetBlue have backed a little-known company called Zunum Aero -- and for good reason. The startup is three years into the development of small planes powered by hybrid-electric propulsion, w...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Zip lines for astronaut emergencies
Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers at Aalto University have found a way to make clothing truly recyclable via a process called Ioncell. An ionic solvent dissolves the cellulose found in natur...
09:22 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Comcast jumps into wireless with Xfinity Mobile
Last September Comcast confirmed rumors by announcing its plan to launch wireless service this year based on a combination of its 16 million Xfinity WiFi hotspots and the Verizon network, and today we...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's 'Project Scorpio' Xbox promises true 4K gaming
If you've been wondering just how powerful Microsoft's 'Project Scorpio' Xbox will be, dream no longer. A series of pieces co-written by Eurogamer and Digital Foundry have listed t...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Samsung's second-tier 'MU' 4K TVs are an alternative to QLED
With prices beginning at $2,500 for the most basic model, Samsung's QLED 4K TVs are likely out of reach for a lot of people. The good news is that the company hasn't forgotten customers who ...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Marvel RPG will let you play as Spidey or Hulk on consoles
Marvel Heroes 2016, the free-to-play role-playing and MMO hybrid is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One consoles as Marvel Heroes Omega this spring, developer Gazillion revealed. As with the PC version, it...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Fight as Spidey or Hulk in Marvel's free-to-play console RPG
Marvel Heroes 2016, the free-to-play role-playing and MMO hybrid is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One consoles as Marvel Heroes Omega this spring, developer Gazillion revealed. As with the PC version, it...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget ESPN's Drone Racing League returns with faster, bigger races
Last year, I asked a simple question: Can drone racing become as big as eSports? While we wait to find out, one of the leading race organizers -- the Drone Racing League -- is making all the right mov...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Pacemaker makes your mixes better and easier to share
In news that'll please budding mix-meisters (you're not actually a DJ, sorry), popular iOS mixing app Pacemaker has just received a hefty paid update. Pacemaker+ doubles down on its existing...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Western Digital unveils its first portable SSD
Western Digital only just started accepting that SSDs are ready for the mainstream, but it's making up for that lost time by launching its first portable SSD just months after unveiling a desktop...
07:30 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget MGM spends $1 billion to take full control of the Epix channel
Epix has long been the baby of four studios (Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount and Viacom), but it's about to have just one parent. MGM has bought out the stakes of its partners for just over $1 billion,...
07:25 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Monzo is now a proper digital bank
UK banking startup Monzo has been given the green light by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority to operate, well, like an actual bank. Until now, the company has bee...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget E-volo's electric 'air taxi' picks up passengers next year
The last time we'd heard about E-Volo's 18-rotor electric helicopter was almost a year ago to the day. The latest news out of the company is that at AERO, an aviation trade show in Germany, ...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, April 6th 2017
This Thursday you might have missed Netflix's switch from star ratings to thumbs, giant robots committing to battle, and YouTube revealing its very own cord-cutting option....
04:50 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Soft manta ray robot could watch over coral reefs
It looks like Harvard's octopus robot is going to have some stiff competition. Chinese researchers have crafted a soft manta ray-inspired bot that could surveil the seas without harming nature i...
03:55 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote hits the UK for 40
At long last, Amazon is selling its new Fire TV Stick in the UK. The cheap media streamer, which comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote, first debuted in the US last October. As you would expect, th...
03:40 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget SpaceX is saving a ton of money by re-using Falcon 9 rockets
SpaceX is deep into the development of reusable rockets to slash launch costs for future missions, so one has to wonder how much its historic SES-10 mission saved. At the 33rd Space Symposium in Color...
02:46 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Twitter unveils faster Lite app for data-deprived users
Twitter is following in the footsteps of Facebook Lite and YouTube Go by launching a faster, smaller, data-saving version of its mobile website called Twitter Lite. It's aimed largely at users ou...
01:58 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Another startup promises self-driving taxis 'soon'
Popular online learning service Udacity already trains engineers for work in the fast-growing autonomous vehicles field, but now the company is ready to harness all that talent and launch its own self...
12:31 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Emirates will hand out Surface tablets on flights from Dubai
In mid-March, the US hastily instituted an indefinite ban on electronic devices larger than a cellphone from being carried on to the flights of nine Middle Eastern airlines. Reportedly, it was to prev...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, April 6, 2017
Engadget Canon's latest point-and-shoot helps you take solid selfies
Canon has been relatively quiet since introducing its EOS M6 mirrorless in February, but the company is getting ready to launch yet another camera soon. Enter the PowerShot SX730 HS, a point-and-shoot...
10:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Canon's industrial-strength drone carries a rumored $20k price tag
Canon is arguably the biggest name in photography, but the Japanese company has managed to stay out of the aerial photography game so far. That's about to change with the extremely pricey (and ve...
09:59 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Early adopters can grab the Windows 10 Creators Update now
We've already explained a lot of the new features coming in the Windows 10 Creators update, but maybe you don't want to wait until April 11th. Starting today, the new Game Mode, Paint 3D and...
09:04 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Your Pebble watch will still work after its servers shut down
After Fitbit bought the beleaguered Pebble last November, we bid a fond (and at times bitter) farewell to the first big fitness smartwatch. Its acquisition spelled the beginning of the end for the dev...
08:04 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Over 8,000 Uber, Lyft drivers fail new Massachusetts background check
More than 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers have been denied licenses to operate in Massachusetts under a new, stricter state background check law, according to the Boston Globe. The most common reason? Iss...
07:25 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Giant murderbots will fight for their countries in August
Who's ready for a robot rumble? Back in 2015, we told you about MegaBots, a team of American engineers building a piloted combat robot to battle Kuratas, a 13-foot mech built by Japanese company ...
06:53 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Major League Soccer gets its first eSports player
A number of European soccer teams have their own eSports players, but what about American clubs? Don't worry, they're catching up. New York City FC has signed Major League Sports' first...
06:22 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget New York could open its roads to autonomous car tests in 2018
While automakers have successfully negotiated with certain cities to let them test their self-driving prototypes, other areas haven't budged to accommodate. In New York's case, a 45-year-old...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp's digital payments push will begin in India
Three years after buying WhatsApp, Facebook still hasn't quite figured out how to make money off of messaging service's massive user base. According to a report from India-based media compan...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget The Army could save hydrogen cars from a premature death
Over the past 25 years, hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) have been the butt of countless jokes in the automotive industry. Many critics see the technology as something long in the works that will never have ...
04:51 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Germany backs fines for social networks that ignore hate speech
Germany is backing its crusade against online hate speech with some legal clout. The country's cabinet is backing a proposed law that would fine social networks up to &euro;50 million (about ...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Intel's 360 replay tech is coming to more NFL stadiums
The National Football League just announced that it's moving its Thursday Night Football streaming coverage from Twitter to Amazon, but there's more news to share this week. Through its on-g...
03:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Apple could make a MagSafe to USB-C adapter if it wanted to
Dongles are a sad part of life for new MacBook Pro owners: The 2016 laptops infamously replaced all of its ports with USB-C, except for the headphone jack. So, it's going to take a lot of adapter...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Watch as NASA lays John Glenn to rest on Thursday
Astronaut and four-term US senator from Ohio, John Glenn, will be buried at Arlington Cemetery tomorrow, April 6th at 9 AM ET. The ceremony will air live on NASA TV to honor the first American to orbi...
03:13 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget AI predicts the layout of human stem cells
The structures of stem cells can vary wildly, even if they're genetically identical -- and that could be critical to predicting the onset of diseases like cancer. But how do you know what a stem ...
02:52 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Stream Showtime on Sling TV for $10 extra a month
Showtime is coming to Dish's cord-cutting service, Sling TV. Showtime content will include eight linear channels and "nearly 2,000" on-demand titles, with more to follow weekly.Sling is...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget How Microsoft plans to make 3D building mainstream in Windows 10
Paint 3D was a surprise. Even longtime Microsoft watchers had no idea the company was working on a 3D spin on Paint, and it seemed like a left-field choice for most consumers. But after diving into Pa...
02:06 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Vote for Engadget RD's 'Superhumans' series to win a Webby Award!
Engadget R+D's first documentary Superhumans debuted back in September and now the series is up for a Webby Award. The look inside the first cyborg games is nominated for a People's Voice aw...
01:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Google's next smart speaker may double as a WiFi router
If you're Google and you want the next Home speaker to clearly one-up the Amazon Echo, what do you do? Stick another device inside, apparently. A source speaking to the Information claims that ...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget SpaceX releases video of its historic reused rocket landing
SpaceX made history last week when it successfully relaunched a previously-used rocket back into orbit (recovering the $6 million nosecone was just gravy). That rocket body could potentially be used y...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget YouTube's live TV service is here
Google announced YouTube TV at the end of February, and today the live TV streaming service is ready to launch. It's available today on your phone and computer in five markets: New York City, Los...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Deliveroo builds its own kitchens to help restaurants expand
Deliveroo's food delivery services are convenient provided your favourite restaurant is signed up and willing to cover your post code. All too often, you'll open the app only to find that wh...
12:38 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Waze's traffic data could help emergency services save lives
Soon, Waze data will not only help drivers avoid accidents, but help emergency responders identify them as they happen. The Google-owned navigation service has partnered with the European Emergency Nu...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget The full extent of Windows 10's data sharing is slightly alarming
Microsoft has repeatedly sworn that Windows 10 doesn't violate your privacy, but you've had to take its word on that when it hasn't outlined exactly what data it shares from your PC. At...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget GoPro's $100 accessory puts Karma's gimbal (almost) anywhere
When GoPro launched Karma at the end of the last year, company CEO Nick Woodman was keen to point out that it's "So much more than a drone." That statement was mostly referring to the b...
11:33 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Invisible infrared light reveals a hidden Alaska
Infrared photography isn't just for soldiers or police, it also gives photographers a tool for capturing what is normally unseen. A strong case in point is photographer, artist and Tron title des...
11:12 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Alcatel crams four cameras in a phone because two isn't enough
Remember the good old days, when having a camera on your phone was considered cutting-edge technology? These days, most smartphones rock two cameras, and an increasing number are sporting two on the b...
10:51 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget AT&T is giving free HBO to some unlimited wireless customers
AT&amp;T has another offer in its pocket to get customers signing up for its new unlimited data plans: free HBO. If you sign up for one of AT&amp;T's "unlimited plus" plans, the...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Sony's SSDs can withstand the torture of capturing 4K
Aspiring 4K filmmakers who want the best quality can buy pro-level RAW video cameras on the cheap, or use a DSLR with an external 4K recorder like the Atomos Ninja 2. However, the SSDs on such devices...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Use AI to turn your favorite film into a color palette
If you're seeking color inspiration from a distinctive-looking film like Grand Budapest Hotel, you could just "eyedrop" it in Photoshop or try an app like Adobe Color CC. Thanks to Vanc...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Facebook helps you prevent the spread of revenge porn
Revenge porn is difficult to fight. Even if you successfully get the photos pulled, it's all too easy for someone with local copies to upload them again. Facebook thinks it can help. The social n...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Netflix's overly simplified thumb ratings are here
The rumors are true: Netflix is dropping its star-based rating system in favor of "Thumbs," a new way for you to vote up (like) or down (don't like) on movies and TV shows that show up ...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget YouTube Go beta offers data-savvy streaming in India
Google has today begun beta-testing its India-specific YouTube Go app. YouTube Go is primarily designed to help save users data, aiming to help keep down mobile bills while recommending videos that ar...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Disqus wants to help rid the web of toxic commenters
In recent years, commenting services have come and go, but one has maintained a consistent presence on some of the world's biggest websites: Disqus. It's spent the past ten years helping bra...
06:30 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget The Honor 8 Pro is Huawei's best flagship yet
There's Huawei, and then there's Honor. While both are technically the same company, the Honor brand takes some of the best bits of Huawei's smartphones and packages them up in new devi...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, April 5th 2017
Welcome to the middle. Apple is sorry about its Mac Pro, and promises something big next year, while in other mea culpa news, the makers of Mass Effect: Andromeda will release a bunch of fixes both th...
05:35 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Driverless pods begin ferrying the public around Greenwich
It's been almost a year since the UK's Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) opened sign-ups for a driverless pod trial in Greenwich. The original plan was to start before Christmas, but given...
04:35 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Watch a NASA simulation of Cassini's upcoming Saturn crash
On April 26th, NASA's Cassini probe will begin diving in and out of the gap between Saturn and its rings in what the agency calls its "Grand Finale." The spacecraft will orbit the gas g...
03:30 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget DirecTV doubles its live 4K broadcasts for this year's Masters
Last year DirecTV made history with the first live 4K broadcast -- the PGA Masters Tournament. It was only one channel, sure, but up to that point anything we'd seen in UHD had been pre-recorded....
01:47 am -04 - Wed, April 5, 2017
Engadget Reebok will introduce plant-based sustainable shoes this year
While others try shoes that lace themselves or have 3D printed soles, Reebok will have "plant-based" footwear on shelves this year. Adidas already sold a sneaker produced from ocean-plastic,...
11:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Zoe Quinn's book about fighting online hate arrives Sept. 6th
Zo&euml; Quinn, perhaps one of the most qualified people to talk about online harassment, has written a book on her fight against online hate. It's called Crash Override, just like the volunt...
11:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget FX reel shows how 'Ghost in the Shell' developed its visual style
By most accounts, the movie adaptation of Ghost in the Shell didn't live up to the visionary manga and anime it's based on, but it did create some stunning visuals. The film's holo-satu...
09:44 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Valve only wants to sell you good games
As Steam continues to grow its expansive catalog, Valve is still figuring out how to separate the quality titles and undiscovered indie hits from the legions of mediocre games that are only designed t...
08:55 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Your kid's 'accidental' Amazon app spending will be refunded soon
It's finally time to put a bow on Amazon's case with the Federal Trade Commission. In 2014, the online shopping juggernaut cam under fire for not fully warning parents that free apps could s...
08:14 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime will replace Twitter to stream Thursday NFL games
Last year Twitter made Thursday Night NFL games a centerpiece of its video streaming/group chat efforts. This year, the NFL is taking its 10-game simulcast package to Amazon Prime, according to report...
07:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget 'Lego Star Wars' and more Lucasfilm nostalgia come to PS Now
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out on DVD and Blu Ray today, and (perhaps not-so) coincidentally four classic Star Wars video games have joined Sony's subscription-based streaming service, PlayS...
06:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee wins computing's highest award
World Wide Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee just chalked up another accolade, and it's one of his greatest yet. The Association for Computing Machinery has given him the 2016 Turing Award, frequently...
06:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Stream Coachella live on YouTube without the dusty sweatfest
Spring has sprung in the US and that means it's time for music festival season. Coachella is typically the first major event of the year and the 2017 installment is set to kick off April 14th. Ju...
05:53 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget 'Serious Sam' returns to VR for a 'Second Encounter'
If you're a fan of bombastic early-2000s first-person shooters and you own a HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift, Croteam has you covered. Serious Sam, the studio's fast-paced, over-the-top and gratu...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Seattle court strikes blow to Uber driver unionization efforts
A landmark decision by Seattle's city council, which would allow drivers for ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft to unionize despite being classified as independent contractors, has hit a snag a...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget The future of a cleaner, cheaper power grid is batteries
On the southern edge of the island of Kauai sits an unsightly diesel power plant. The rust-covered smokestacks (a by-product of being next to the ocean) that emit a mechanical engine drone are a stark...
04:56 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Kanye West album is the first to go platinum from streaming alone
Kanye West's The Life of Pablo may have had excessive hype between the initial Tidal exclusive, the expansion to other services and the changing tracklist, but it's definitely a commercial s...
04:35 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Twitch starts selling the games it streams
We already new Twitch planned to start selling its viewers a selection of PC games directly through the streaming site. Starting today, the service allows users to purchase a variety of different titl...
04:16 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Send Starbucks lattes to your lover with iMessage
Saying "I love you" with a Grande Soy Latte just got a little easier. Starbucks updated its iOS app with its first iMessages offering which allows you to send anyone you chat with a Starbuck...
03:47 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Microsoft will unveil the next Xbox's specs on Thursday
Last fall, Sony outraced the competition in releasing the PS4 Pro, their half-step improvement on current consoles that includes better tech to handle VR gaming. Microsoft's mid-generation succes...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Apple Music for Android gets an overdue makeover
The Android version of Apple Music was very close to the iOS app when it first arrived, but it's clear that the software has lagged in recent months. While iOS and desktop users got a (frankly n...
03:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Bipartisan bill aims to curb warrantless phone searches at the border
The Trump administration revealed its "extreme vetting" procedures on Tuesday and hoo boy, are they draconian. They'll require foreign visitors -- even close allies like France and Germ...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget DARPA successfully flew a model of its 24-fan electric plane
DARPA's experimental Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, the XV-24A LightningStrike, cleared another developmental hurdle by completing its subscale flight tests in early March, accordi...
02:24 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Twitter hopes to stream paid TV
Have you spent a lot of time watching Twitter's live video? No? We can't entirely blame you -- with some exceptions, many of its streaming agreements are for niche events. However, the so...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Netflix reveals 'The Defenders' arrival in security footage
Netflix has a healthy roster of Marvel shows at the moment with the likes of Iron Fist, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Those worlds are about to be consolidated, as the titular characters are...
01:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Alphabet bests Uber in self-driving car reliability
It's no secret that Uber's young self-driving car program still needs work, but how does it stack up next to efforts from others? Not so well, it seems. California's Department of Motor...
12:53 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Roadside assistance is T-Mobile's latest connected car freebie
T-Mobile's SyncUP Drive dongle has enabled drivers to add 4G LTE connectivity, vehicle diagnostics and GPS monitoring to their older cars since the service rolled out in November. Now, the carrie...
12:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget How BioWare will fix 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'
The internet's reaction to Mass Effect: Andromeda has been overwhelmingly negative. Whether the game's pitiful user ratings on review sites are actually representative of what most players t...
12:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Sprinkles app is better at captioning selfies than you
Microsoft is surprisingly invested in making oddball camera apps for the iPhone. First, it launched a selfie-enhancing camera and then followed that up with Pix, a camera that uses AI to make sure you...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' makes open world games exciting again
At this point, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become a video game phenomenon. Much has been said about how it's a new take on the dusty old Zelda formula, or on how it represents a f...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' makes open-world games exciting again
At this point, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become a video-game phenomenon. Much has been said about how it's a new take on the dusty old Zelda formula, or on how it represents a f...
11:42 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Mercedes and Bosch want you in a self-driving taxi ASAP
Mercedes parent Daimler has put aside its own project to develop a self-driving car and will now collaborate with automotive supplier Bosch. The two companies plan to deliver fully autonomous "le...
11:18 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Samsung's in-house OS is a security nightmare
Samsung's Tizen platform might give the company the technological independence it wouldn't have if it stuck to outside software like Android, but it's apparently a security disaster. Re...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Product Red edition iPhone 7 courtesy of Speck!
There's been plenty of chatter lately about the new Product Red edition iPhone 7, which finally breaks free from the muted metallic lineup with its brilliantly colored exterior. From what I'...
10:29 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Spotify agrees to let artists keep new albums off its free tier
One of the biggest points of contention between music streaming giant Spotify and the record labels that provide it with songs is the service's free tier. Regardless of whether you pay for a subs...
10:16 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Invasive, self-destructing iOS hack is even worse on Android
Security researchers from Google and Lookout are warning Android users about "one of the most sophisticated and targeted mobile attacks we've seen in the wild." Called Chrysaor, it'...
09:57 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Graphene sieves are a cheaper way of making saltwater drinkable
A graphene-based sieve developed by a team of researchers from the University of Manchester could give millions of people access to clean water. See, it's highly efficient in filtering the salt o...
09:35 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Four decades of 'Doctor Who' arrive on the BBC's BritBox
BritBox, the streaming service co-owned by British broadcasters BBC and ITV, has now become an essential purchase, at least for some people. The company is now the exclusive home to the entire library...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: DIY Iron Man
Today on In Case You Missed it: British inventor Richard Browning show us his (slow, careful) flights across a test area using his "Daedelus" jet pack prototype. Daedelus consists of six ker...
08:51 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Apple is making an iMac with pros in mind
When you think "pro desktop," you probably don't think of the iMac. You can get one with a pro-quality display and a high-end (consumer) processor that will do the job for many tasks, b...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Apple is sorry about the Mac Pro, vows to relaunch it in 2018
The last new Mac Pro was announced back in 2013, and not much has changed much since. The iconic shiny objet proved a difficult fit for its pro users, and as a consequence Apple is apparently fundamen...
07:30 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Verizon adds cult TV shows to its Go90 video service
Go90, Verizon's homegrown video network, is making a play for fans of cult TV all across the country after signing a deal with Warner Bros.. From today, the service is the new home of classic sho...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, April 4th 2017
Apple's dreaming up its own graphics chips for future iPhones, SEALs are using brain-zapping tech to learn and train faster and our parent's parent company has decided to give Aol a new name...
05:13 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Reddit law enforcement requests have tripled in two years
Reddit has just released its 2016 Transparency Report showing how many times US and foreign governments or law enforcement demanded private user information. Given its size (274 million users) the sit...
01:37 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Boeing shows what its deep space habitat could look like
NASA teamed up with six companies to develop deep space vehicles as part of its NextSTEP program last year. Boeing, one of the six, has now given us an idea of what its creations could look like. The ...
01:37 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Boeing's deep space habitat could be home for Mars astronauts
NASA teamed up with six companies to develop deep space vehicles as part of its NextSTEP program last year. Boeing, one of the six, has now given us an idea of what its creations could look like. The ...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, April 4, 2017
Engadget Sonos Playbase review: The only speaker your living room needs
The idea of having high-quality home theater audio seems great until you actually try and set it up. I've owned a few surround sound systems, but the additional speakers and cables added a level ...
11:49 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Sony's slow-mo friendly Xperia XZs goes on sale this week
As smartphones have evolved to basically all look the same, manufacturers have been keen to capitalize on gimmicks to entice customers. Sony didn't buck that trend with the forthcoming, monolithi...
11:28 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Tesla's market value surpasses Ford
Ford is currently valued at about $45.1 billion. Tesla is now worth $47.8 billion, reports Bloomberg. Last year, Tesla delivered less than 80,000 cars. Ford, America's second largest automaker, s...
10:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Google hopes license sharing will stop Android patent trolls
With over 4,000 different devices released in the last year alone, the Android ecosystem is massive. That kind of scale can lead to a lot of copyright confusion and patent squabbling on the platform, ...
10:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget The White House is saving all of Trump's deleted tweets
Five days after Trump's inauguration, news leaked that his staff was continuing to use email linked to a private server. While that's not illegal (though hypocritical, given Hillary's e...
08:56 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Rogue One,' 'Archer,' Louis CK and 'Chewing Gum'
While March Madness is finally coming to an end, it's also time for some big spring premieres. Archer's latest season, Dreamland is here, and it's on FXX these days so check your cable ...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Trump signs bill rolling back FCC privacy rules for ISPs
As promised, Donald Trump has signed a bill that nullifies rules introduced last year by the FCC to protect data and privacy for customers of internet service providers. Those rules would've bloc...
07:57 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Seven corporate rebrand attempts even worse than 'Oath'
Now that the Verizon-AOL-Yahoo! merger is finally nearing its completion, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong took to social media on Monday to unveil the combined organization's new name: Oath. No, seriously....
07:27 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget YouTube pushes harder to tag videos 'too offensive' for ads
Weeks ago, an investigation by the Times revealed that plenty of mundane advertisements were unknowingly presented alongside extremist videos on YouTube, sparking outrage and a few companies to withdr...
06:58 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Bang & Olufsen's modular speakers double as wall art
There hasn't been a shortage of attempts at modular speakers, but how many of them would you be willing to place at the center of your living room decor? Not many, we'd wager. Bang &am...
06:25 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Customer service on Twitter now includes location sharing
Twitter is one way to easily get some customer service. A simple tweet can often get a faster response than finding a customer support number or using email. The social network has a new feature to ma...
05:52 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Electric skull cap helps brain cancer patients live longer
A skull cap that shocks tumors with low-intensity electric fields is helping people battle brain cancer. When combined with the oral chemotherapy drug temozolomide, it significantly improved survival ...
05:27 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget PlayStation classic 'Jak and Daxter' will be re-released on PS4
Sony isn't slowing down in its quest to bring seemingly every classic PlayStation series to the PS4. The gaming giant has revealed that Naughty Dog's PS2-era Jak and Daxter games (The Precur...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Computer programmers can still qualify for H-1B visas
Yes, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is cracking down on the controversial H-1B category of work visas with new anti-fraud and anti-abuse measures. But it is not disqualifying comp...
04:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Verizon is rebranding Yahoo and AOL as 'Oath'
Somewhere along the way, Verizon's planned purchase of Yahoo got real complicated. Thanks to security breachs of gargantuan proportions, Yahoo has lost a ton of value -- and the company was strug...
04:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Yahoo and AOL are part of Verizon's new 'Oath' brand (updated)
Somewhere along the way, Verizon's planned purchase of Yahoo got real complicated. Thanks to security breachs of gargantuan proportions, Yahoo has lost a ton of value -- and the company was strug...
04:03 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Death Star-like lasers become a practical reality
Like many elements of sci-fi, the superweapon in Star Wars' Death Star seems implausible: can you really combine multiple laser beams into one fearsome blast? Apparently, you can... if not quite...
03:35 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget How NASA's future robots will explore frozen worlds
Delivering a rover to the surface of a distant icy world like Jupiter's moons Europa and Titan is only half the challenge. Once on the surface, the robotic explorers will have to contend with int...
03:12 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch owners report yet another issue: warping
The Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console in the company's history, sure, but it hasn't been all roses. For example, gamers have encountered significant problems with the dock and J...
02:48 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget This connected vibrator's camera is disturbingly easy to hack
While your microwave definitely isn't spying on you, it's always important to make informed choices about which connected devices you bring into your home. Case in point: the $249 Svakom Sii...
02:25 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Google WiFi helps keep you off the internet at night
Settling in and letting go of screens for dinner or bedtime can be a struggle for both kids and adults. Scheduling time to focus somewhere besides the internet, then, might make a lot of sense. Google...
02:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget US cracks down on the tech industry's go-to work visa
The H-1B category of work visas is controversial for a few reasons, including how reliant the US tech industry is on it. But one of the biggest concerns is the idea that it facilitates the outsourcing...
01:21 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Try 'Dishonored 2' for free on April 6th
It's common to see big game studios offer free multiplayer weekends in a bid to reel you in, but you don't see that quite so often for single-player titles. You either have to trust reviews ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Google gives devs a way to prove they can build fast mobile sites
Google hasn't been shy about promoting its vision of faster mobile web browsing. The company's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project is focused entirely on developing "light-weight&quo...
12:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Amazon wants social media influencers to sell you products
Amazon's always kicked a few cents the way of its unpaid salespeople if they convince family and friends to purchase something. Now, however, the company is making a big play for people and compa...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget With Amazon Cash, you can shop online without a bank card
Internet shopping is great, but most of it is off-limits if you don't have a credit or debit card. Unless you thrive on gift cards, you'll have to settle for whatever is in physical shops. ...
11:43 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget ESPN's new Apple TV app behaves like your cable box
As great as the streaming TV era may be, it frequently lacks the immediacy of conventional broadcasts. You can't always flip to your favorite network and start watching right away like you can wi...
11:14 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Offline Netflix belatedly hits Windows 10 PCs
Android and iOS users have been able to download content from Netflix since late last year, but the service's Windows apps conspicuously lacked the feature. Well, that's starting to change. ...
10:45 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget 'Batman Arkham VR' finally comes to Oculus Rift and Vive
Your chance to don Batman's suit in the comfort of your own home is coming very soon. That is, if you have the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset hooked up to a PC. Batman Arkham VR, previously a...
10:11 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget More people use the internet on Android than Windows
It's a milestone day for the mobile world: Android's internet use has overtaken that on Windows PCs for the first time. According to StatCounter, Google's phone platform represented 37....
09:30 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Brain zapping helps US Navy Seals learn faster
The Navy wants soldiers who can concentrate better and learn faster, and it's looking at a controversial piece of tech to do that: transcranial electrical stimulation. It has been testing a passi...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget HTC launches a monthly subscription for Vive VR apps
Virtual reality is still in its infancy, so it's no surprise that most apps for the HTC Vive are smaller, experimental and ultimately expendable experiences. If you're a new headset owner, i...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget PicoBrew tries to make countertop beer brewing affordable
Brewing your own beer is surprisingly easy and cheap. But, it can seem intimidating. Plus, some of the equipment takes up a lot of space if you really start to embrace the hobby. Companies like Picobr...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget 'Reverse Prisma' AI turns Monet paintings into photos
Impressionist art is more about feelings than realism, but have you ever wondered what Monet actually saw when he created pieces like Low Tide at Varengeville (above)? Thanks to researchers from UC Be...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Apple is building its own GPU for the iPhone and iPad
Imagination Technologies is famous for one thing: it's the company that provides the graphics for the iPhone. But today, Imagination announced that its longstanding relationship with Apple is com...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, April 3rd 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome to the work week. April 1st is finally done, and in these days of fake news, we're all increasingly numb to the corporate non-ideas that barraged our inboxes and social ...
03:07 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Scientists discover shortcut for turning grass into plane fuel
It takes millions of years for natural processes to convert plants into gasoline, but researchers at Ghent University have figured out how to do it much faster. By pre-treating grass to make it break ...
01:01 am -04 - Mon, April 3, 2017
Engadget Scientists control soft robots with magnetic fields
As slick as soft robots are, they tend to have very simple movements. It'd be a challenge to create a truly complex machine using existing technology. Researchers may have a solution to more so...
10:36 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget Google tweaks the Pixel C's interface to match its smartphones
Google will probably put the promising but ultimately ill-fated Pixel C tablet out to pasture before too long -- it's been on sale for a year and a half now, after all. But that hasn't stopp...
09:09 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget Tesla's SUV demand is catching up to its sedan
You'd think that Tesla would sell far fewer units of its pricier, slightly frumpier-looking Model X SUV than its mainstay Model S sedan, but that's not the case these days. The electric car ...
07:27 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget Apple hopes to sell premium TV channels in a bundle
Apple's attempts to offer its own TV service haven't panned out. However, it appears to have a Plan B: offer a bundle that includes just a handful of channels you can already watch on its d...
05:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget Soccer icon Maradona threatens to sue Konami
You may have been excited to see sports legend Diego Maradona in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, but the superstar himself is... less than thrilled. Maradona has threatened to sue Konami for...
05:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget Soccer icon Maradona threatens to sue Konami for using his face
You may have been excited to see sports legend Diego Maradona in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, but the superstar himself is... less than thrilled. Maradona has threatened to sue Konami for ...
05:59 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget Soccer icon Maradona threatens to sue Konami for using his face (update)
You may have been excited to see sports legend Diego Maradona in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, but the superstar himself is... less than thrilled. Maradona has threatened to sue Konami for ...
04:31 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget Police make first arrest in Facebook Live sexual assault case
Law enforcement is taking sweeping action following a horrific sexual assault streamed on Facebook Live. Chicago police report that they've made the first arrest in the case, bringing a 14-year-o...
03:03 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget Roland founder and music legend Ikutaro Kakehashi dies
It's a tragic time for both music and technology. Ikutaro Kakehashi, best known as the founder of Roland Corporation, has died at 87. The engineer turned corporate leader got his start making ele...
01:57 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget New York Post's mobile news alerts fall victim to a hack
If you're a hacker looking to grab attention by attacking a news outlet, what do you do? Deface their website? Take control of their social media accounts? Those are old hat -- apparently, you co...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget The best slow cooker
By Camille Chatterjee, Christine Cyr Clisset and Lesley StocktonThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweetho...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget After Math: Did I do that?
It was a big week for huge accomplishments. SpaceX proved that you can, in fact, reuse rockets. Scientists trawled 3 million studies to solve an oceanic mystery and Twitter opened up all 140 character...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget BenHeck's logic gate board game
With any product, it's always important to get the major decisions out of the way first. Who's the intended audience? What will it look like? How can we make it portable? And, most important...
03:28 am -04 - Sun, April 2, 2017
Engadget Man receives someone else's reprogrammed stem cells
The concept of using stem cells for transplants just became a truly practical reality: a Japanese man with age-related macular degeneration has received the first transplant of stem cells from another...
11:03 pm -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget Survival horror game 'We Happy Few' is becoming a movie
Video game movies tend to struggle in part because of their stories. What sounds good for an adventure or first-person shooter can fall flat when you're asked to construct a cinematic narrative ...
09:28 pm -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget Exploit attacks your smart TV through over-the-air signals
Worries that someone could hijack your TV with a broadcast have been present for decades (ever see The Outer Limits?), and it's clear that they're not going away any time soon. Oneconsult s...
07:59 pm -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget Flying courier drone can drive up to your door
Delivery drones have more than a few challenges, not the least of which is dropping off the package in a convenient place. Do you really want to head out to your yard to collect a box? You might not...
06:32 pm -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget 'Archer' mobile game asks you to break out your printer
By their very nature, most augmented reality games are at least a little bit futuristic. The creators of Archer, however, are embracing the past... in more ways than one. FXX's Archer, P.I. mobil...
05:01 pm -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget Coal's sharp decline leads to a drop in US energy production
Whether you like it or not, coal power is on the decline... and that's having a marked impact on American energy output. The US Energy Information Administration has published data revealing tha...
03:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget 17 corporate pranks that aren't April Fooling anybody
It's (ugh) that time of year again. That magically obnoxious season wherein every tech startup, thought influencer and blog worth its weight in snark attempts to pull a fast one on the rest of us...
01:58 pm -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget YouTube wants you to translate video descriptions
YouTube has had community-sourced subtitle translations since 2015, but they're only useful if people can find the videos in the first place... what about labeling the videos? You now have a cha...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Beats 1 is a powerful music marketing tool
Blink-182 and AppleMusic Team up toShow Off IncreasingReach And Power ofBeats 1Steve Baltin,ForbesBeats 1 has been a key selling point since Apple Music's launch. The internet radio station boast...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget Alexa on the Huawei Mate 9 isn't worth the effort (yet)
It's time to call it: Amazon has conquered the smart home industry. From connected appliance makers and game creators to television networks and even financial institutions, everyone is jumping a...
09:51 am -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget SpaceX might reland Falcon Heavy's upper stage this summer
Hot on the heels of Falcon 9's historic flight, SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that Falcon Heavy's first flight is scheduled for late summer this year. He also announced that...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the EditorApple may have scrapped its rumored March press event, but fortunately, we were able to count on Samsung for some good old-fashioned spectacle. Actually, by the company's st...
06:17 am -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget Expect to see BlackBerry's name (and tech) on more devices
A few years ago we had all the jokes about BlackBerry and licensing, but yesterday the company reported a higher profit than analysts were expecting and says that its licensing program will expand soo...
03:04 am -04 - Sat, April 1, 2017
Engadget SoundCloud brings Chromecast streaming to iOS
With a new subscription tier and a fresh bank loan, SoundCloud is moving right ahead with business as usual. Today's update brings a sorely missed compatibility so you can now play your SoundClou...
11:24 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget UK reports 70 drone near-misses at Heathrow in 2016
Heathrow is apparently a magnet for drone pilots fond of flying their devices near planes. According to the latest report from the UK Airprox Board, three planes narrowly missed drones roaming the ski...
09:29 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Blizzard's first eSports stadium opens for 'Overwatch'
Blizzard had a formative role shaping the strategy and MOBA titles that dominate eSports today. But the studio didn't really dive into competitive events until it started devoting floorspace to i...
08:37 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget AT&T, Comcast and Verizon explain that they don't sell your browser history
Now that Congress has passed a rule rolling back FCC regulations that would explicitly prevent internet service providers from selling data like your browsing history, three of the biggest ones are tr...
07:02 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Android Wear 2.0 is hitting more watches today
Yesterday, Google said that an unspecified bug was delaying the Android Wear 2.0 rollout yet again. It looks like the delay hasn't been too severe though. The company says that Wear 2.0 is now av...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget 'Skylanders' learns what Amiibo knew all along: Drop the portal
The paradigm for toys-to-life games is well-established: one part kid-friendly video game, one part expensive, collectible figurines -- and a tethered NFC "portal" that ties them together. W...
05:37 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Next-gen RAM will be twice as fast ... whenever it arrives
PC gamers and video professionals alike (among many others) live and die on fast performance. For the speed demons out there, we have some good news. JEDEC, the organization that sets standards for th...
05:04 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget German law urges parents to rat out kids' illegal downloads
When it comes to piracy, institutions typically go after individual offenders and platforms, especially illicit ones. But Germany's highest court just ruled that children aren't just on the ...
04:39 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Pornhub adds HTTPS to keep your kinks hidden
Now that your ISP will soon be able to sell your browsing history to advertisers, it's good to know which companies have your back, privacy-wise. Around the web, the recent switch to HTTPS encryp...
04:15 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Amazon is making Twitch a destination for original shows
You'll probably have to get used to the idea of Twitch streaming a bunch of Amazon Prime Video shows. Starting at 4PM Eastern on April 5th, three of Prime Video's spring pilots will air on r...
03:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget When the 'S' in HTTPS also stands for shady
Just when we learned the importance of HTTPS in address bars, spammers and malicious hackers have figured out how to game the system.Let's Encrypt is an automated service that lets people turn th...
03:23 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Snapchat adds another feature Facebook will copy
Snapchat is in a tough spot right now and we're not just talking about all of those insensitive filters. Users love Stories, but because of that, everybody from Medium to Bumble to Facebook is ad...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget The government plans to crack down on sketchy advertorial
The Federal Trade Commission is going back to an old well, and possibly will actually exercise some of its authority. We're talking about the FTC's stance on sponsored editorial posts that a...
02:09 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Netflix nabs 'Archer' team for its first animated feature
Netflix is making its animated feature film debut with the grandly titled America: The Motion Picture. According to Deadline, the original movie is an R-rated, comedic take on the founding of our coun...
01:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XIV' live action drama heads to Netflix
Japan's unique Final Fantasy XIV-based drama is making its way to the rest of the world thanks to Netflix. Daddy of Light isn't really an adaptation of the hit MMO -- it's a live-action...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' patch improves docked Switch performance
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a near-perfect game, but its performance on the Nintendo Switch is far less so. While it plays smoothly in handheld mode, it's not unusual to see lower ...
12:58 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Apple invests in Indian developers with a new app accelerator
In a bid to take advantage of India's growing developer community, Apple opened the doors to an App Accelerator in Bangalore today. True to its name, it'll serve as a place to speed up app d...
12:36 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Twitter eggs are bad news so the company got rid of them
The day before April Fools isn't the best time to make big announcements, but that's not stopping Twitter from dropping some big news. The social network revealed its new default profile pic...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget The best portable document scanner
By Amadou DialloThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pick...
11:40 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Apple's 'we're sorry we took away your ports' dongle sale ends today
When Apple rolled out its controversial new MacBook Pro last fall, potential buyers were a bit miffed at the need to buy a host of expensive dongles to make the computer work with their old devices. A...
11:20 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Amazon's NFL series goes inside the huddle for a second season
Amazon debuted its All or Nothing NFL series back in 2016 with a look at the Arizona Cardinals' 2015 season. Now the online retailer is bringing back the original for a second act. The company an...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Homemade 'Iron Man' suit requires a special kind of crazy
Remember the, insane record-shattering flight of a jet-powered hoverboard? UK inventor Richard Browning thought that riding on top of a jet pack wasn't crazy enough, so he strapped six kerosene-p...
10:33 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget The Engadget Podcast Ep 34: Intergalactic
On this special all Samsung edition of the Engadget Podcast host Terrence O'Brien is joined by executive editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Chris Velazco. First all three will debate some of t...
10:20 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Apple fixes iOS loophole that overloaded 911 centers last fall
Last October, a teenage hacker figured out how to trick some iPhones into calling 911 repeatedly, racking up thousands of bogus calls. That attack took place months ago, but Apple has just now updated...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget ICYMI: Moving arms with thought and painting faces with light
Today on In Case You Missed It: A quadriplegic man can now move his right arm thanks to the miracles of modern science. No, not like that. A team of doctors from the Cleveland Functional Electrical St...
09:04 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget EFF: Verizon will install spyware on all its Android phones
Who'd have thought that just days after the house rolled back privacy protections for internet users, ISPs would take advantage? The EFF did, pointing out that Verizon has already announced that ...
09:04 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget EFF: Verizon will install spyware on all its Android phones (update)
Who'd have thought that just days after the house rolled back privacy protections for internet users, ISPs would take advantage? The EFF did, pointing out that Verizon has already announced that ...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Netflix has a new translation test to avoid subtitle fails
Netflix supports over 20 languages, many of which aren't dubbed, so subtitles are often the only way for foreign viewers to follow the plot. While the streaming company holds itself to a high sta...
07:07 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Verizon reportedly wants in on this streaming TV thing
It looks like Comcast isn't the only cable operator considering a Sling TV-like live streaming service. Verizon has also been acquiring the digital rights to TV stations like CBS and ESPN, accord...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, March 31st 2017
It's Friday, so live a little. Maybe order a pizza by robot? How about the latest phone available directly from Microsoft, the, er, Galaxy S8? Meanwhile, Destiny 2 is coming to PCs, and Oculus co...
05:05 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget UK broadband prices to fall as Ofcom prioritises high speeds
Ofcom says millions of UK broadband customers could soon pay less for superfast broadband under new plans to limit the amount Openreach charges other ISPs to access its fibre network. The communicatio...
04:06 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget Russian hackers targeted Clinton's email before the elections
US intelligence agents are pretty sure the Russian government authorized the DNC hacks and leaked Hillary Clinton's emails. While the country continues to deny its involvement, security firm Secu...
02:00 am -04 - Fri, March 31, 2017
Engadget The Overwatch World Cup is back for 2017
The Overwatch World Cup is back for its second go-round, this time inviting players from more countries, featuring more games and promising even more live events. The world of eSports has continued to...