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10:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Google hires former Intel exec as its new VP of diversity
Google has been investing big money and launching various projects to diversify its workforce, but its latest diversity report shows that it still has a long way to go. While female personnel now comp...
08:46 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget The Army is flight testing helicopter-mounted laser weapons
The US military's experiments shooting lasers from vehicles continue with another important milestone: Laser-equipped attack helicopter fired at targets for the first time. The US Army keeps gett...
07:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget IBMs Watson will analyze Wimbledon to suggest the best matches
IBM's Watson can apparently do everything. From manufacturing and medical treatment planning to portrait drawing and filing your taxes, there seems to be no limit to what the Jeopardy-winning AI ...
06:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Mexican court halts sales of Roku devices due to hackability
Roku's legal battle in Mexico has taken a hit. Last week, a judge ordered importation and sales of Roku devices to cease in the country, but Roku later won a suspension of that ruling. This week,...
05:53 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Facebook successfully lands its Aquila drone for the first time
Facebook has been testing its solar-powered unmanned aircraft, Aquila, for the past couple of years. The internet-providing drone made its first full flight last June, though it crashed on landing aft...
05:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Twitter is toying with a 'fake news' reporting feature
Twitter is working on a new tool to fight the spread of inaccurate, harmful and misleading articles online, according to The Washington Post. The company is apparently prototyping a feature that would...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget What we've been watching in June
After putting together any home theater setup big or small, there's always one last question: What are you going to watch? Our editors have already opened up about some of the games they're ...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Sense8 fans saved from cliffhanger hell by a two-hour finale
When Netflix canceled its Wachowski-helmed, conspiracy-fueled original series Sense8 earlier this year fans weren't certain what would happen following season two's cliffhanger. Well, the st...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on a PSVR gaming bundle
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Airbnb plans to rent out mansions and penthouses this year
Not content to simply point people in the direction of national parks, it sounds like Airbnb will now offer the well-heeled even more luxurious places to stay. Codenamed Airbnb Lux, the short-term ren...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget macOS High Sierra preview: It's what you can't see that counts
You can tell by its name: The next version of Apple's macOS, High Sierra, isn't a huge and transformative update. Instead, like Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion, the new OS refines what came b...
03:46 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Huawei's MacBook clone is slightly less pricey at $1,100
We were reasonably impressed with Huawei's first bold foray into the Windows 10 notebook market, the Matebook X. Partially because it's a dead ringer for Apple's 12-inch MacBook and par...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget I don't regret being an iPhone early adopter
Do you remember where you were when Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone, more than 10 years ago? It's a pretty nerdy thing to admit, but I do. I spent the day glued to my computer, at my desk ...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget The 'Final Fantasy XV' mobile game is a mess, but at least it's free
Mobile games can make a ton of money, with titles like Clash of Clans making billions of dollars for their respective developers. Square Enix has been active in mobile gaming with titles based on its ...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Despite internal struggle, Uber is still a very popular service
It's no secret that Uber is a bit of a mess right now and the subject of a number of different scandals. The company is recently CEO-less (and remains COO-, CFO-, and general counsel-less as well...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Nickelodeon is betting on amateur, kid-focused eSports
Nickelodeon and a handful of other investors -- including professional sports-team owners -- have just thrown $15 million at Super League Gaming, an organization that holds amateur eSports tournaments...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget PBS will remain on the air in rural areas thanks to T-Mobile
PBS announced today that T-Mobile has agreed to foot the bill for public broadcasting's translators to move to new frequencies, which they'll have to do in order to stay on the air after the...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Google Play sale offers deep discounts on apps, movies and more
A movie rental for a buck might be the only way I can justify watching the new Power Rangers reboot. Luckily, the Google Play store will let me do just that, with substantive discounts on movies, tele...
01:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Dubai will police streets with autonomous patrol cars
Earlier this year, Dubai announced that it would begin flying passenger taxi drones this summer. Now, it's putting autonomous cars on the road as well; by the end of the year, the Dubai police pl...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Sony plans to revive its vinyl record production
Sony was late to the vinyl resurgence with a new turntable of its own, and it's going to be later yet with its effort to jump back into pressing records. Nikkei reports that thanks to demand, the...
01:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Proposed bill would make doxxing a federal crime
While many internet harassment tactics, such as doxxing and swatting, are considered illegal under state criminal laws, the coverage is often indirect. More often than not, law enforcement has difficu...
12:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Waymos self-driving van is headed to Death Valley
Among the challenges that come with making self-driving cars road-ready, is making sure they can withstand extreme weather. They won't be much use if they can only operate in pristine conditions....
12:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Troubled game reseller forces users to identify themselves
Online game key marketplace G2A is taking another stab at making its site more secure for developers by implementing changes that will impact both resellers and customers. The company announced on Thu...
12:05 pm -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Airbnb helps you find a place to stay near remote national parks
If you haven't planned your summer vacation yet, have you thought about visiting one of the US's national parks? Airbnb hopes you will; it's partnering with the National Parks Foundatio...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Youll need to show your face to use ATMs in Macau
Macau, the gambling capital of the world, is upgrading all 1,200 of its ATMs with facial recognition cameras. According to Bloomberg, any user looking to make a withdrawal will need to enter their PIN...
11:22 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget 'AMC Premiere' will let you stream 'The Walking Dead' ad-free
Today, AMC announced a new way to watch its programming -- through a new service called AMC Premiere that allows subscribers to watch episodes of its current season shows without ads. However, unlike ...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Uber says it had nothing to do with stolen Waymo data
Uber has denied conspiring with Anthony Levandowski to steal Waymo's self-driving tech in its latest court filing. According to Bloomberg and Reuters, Uber refuted Waymo's accusation that it...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Instagram puts AI to work burying offensive comments
Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it had begun using a language AI called DeepText on its platform. Language is complex, and in order to better understand intent (an important part of flaggi...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Light-powered 'robot' cleans while it crawls
Scientists in the UK and Netherlands have developed the first-ever device that can "walk" along like a caterpillar using a single, constant light source for power. The concept is clever: A p...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Anchor lets you record and publish podcasts from your phone
If you haven't heard of Anchor yet, it's an app that lets you record little bits of audio and broadcast them to your followers with minimal fuss. In a lot of ways, it's like Instagram o...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget AI will predict key moments at the Tour de France
Machine learning is popping up in a range of different sports, helping to predict everything from athletes' injuries to peak performance levels. Enter the Tour de France -- the world's bigge...
09:26 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget The SNES Classic is probably the last retro console Nintendo will make
When Nintendo announced the SNES Classic earlier this week, nerd hearts everywhere were aflutter at another opportunity to relive old gaming glory. There was a hint of caution, though, as fans remembe...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget The 'Futurama' crew returns today in a new mobile game
Good news, everyone: after no small amount of hype, you can revisit the Futurama universe on your phone. Jam City's TinyCo has released Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow for free on both Android and i...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget 'Limbo' and 'Inside' will make for one creepy retail disc
You've probably already beaten Limbo and Inside from Danish development team Playdead. But if you've wanted a physical version of the pair, that hasn't been available. Well, until now. ...
08:02 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Cox expands its 1TB data caps to more territories
Cox is bringing its terabyte internet data caps to a bunch of new territories, having already introduced the plan to Cleveland, Ohio; Omaha, Nebraska; Sun Valley, Idaho; Florida, and Georgia. As a res...
07:31 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Scientists made an AI that can read minds
Whether it's using AI to help organize a Lego collection or relying on an algorithm to protect our cities, deep learning neural networks seemingly become more impressive and complex each day. Now...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 preview build protects your files from ransomware
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Preview Build for Insiders in the Fast ring introduces what's obviously meant as a response to all the ransomware attacks targeting the platform these days. The...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, June 29th 2017
This morning, we're talking hidden smartphone fingerprint readers, 77-inch paper-thin TVs for a 'mere' $20k and a global ransomware cyberattack that might not even be ransomware. We...
05:00 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Ocado's driverless delivery van is a glimpse of the future
Filmers and photographers line the street, their fingers hovering over camera shutter buttons. "Any second now," an engineer mutters nearby, eyes glued to a smartphone screen tracking the tr...
04:31 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime Day will include China and India on July 11th
Amazon's Black Friday-like event for the summer will be back for the third time. On July 11th, the e-commerce giant will hold the third annual "Prime Day," and this time, more people wi...
03:02 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Recent 'NotPetya' attacks might not be ransomware at all
The companies and agencies hit by a cyberattack in the Ukraine, Russia, the US, parts of Europe, Asia and Australia might never be able to recover their data. See, some security researchers, including...
01:02 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Meet the small 360 camera module that will fit into phones
You're probably not aware of this, but a Chinese company dubbed ProTruly has already released the world's first two smartphones with a built-in 360 camera last December. Don't worry if ...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Canon's lightweight Rebel SL2 has a much-improved sensor
If you prefer a DSLR's true optical finder to the EVF of a mirrorless, but don't want to lug a heavy camera, there aren't many options. Canon does have one worthy of consideration, howe...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, June 29, 2017
Engadget Canon's full-frame 6D Mark II is a solid upgrade with a catch
Nearly four years after it first launched its original EOS 6D budget full-frame camera, Canon has unveiled a successor. The EOS 6D Mark II improves on the past model in nearly every way, offering more...
11:59 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Eero's new mesh WiFi system packs more power in a pretty package
The first-generation Eero was a game changer. With a mesh network that blanketed your home in WiFi, it finally offered home wireless that doesn't suck. It pledged to rid my home of dead spots and...
11:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Draft defense bill would ban Kaspersky's security software
American officials are worried that Russian software could be used to compromise national security, and they aren't taking any chances. A draft version of the Senate's National Defense Auth...
09:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk's 'Godot' machine cuts its first LA tunnel segment
SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk just tweeted that his tunnel-carving operation, The Boring Company, just completed cutting out its first segment with its Beckett-homaging drill, Godot. While the pl...
08:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Signal tests changes to how users verify secure contacts
Last November, Signal introduced a few changes to how it manages its safety numbers -- the unique code given to each conversation you have on the app. Safety numbers can change because someone gets a ...
07:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Real-time tracking and projection mapping keeps getting better
Japanese creative studio P.I.C.S. have set a mindbending new standard for real-time tracking and projection mapping with their latest visual creation, EXISDANCE.The technology has been around for a wh...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Postmates' speedy booze delivery begins drop-offs in NYC and Texas
Postmates' on-demand alcohol service is now available well beyond California's borders. On top of an expansion to Miami in May, the internet delivery mainstay is now making its Drinks featu...
06:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget You won't escape Google ads in VR
Sorry, folks, donning a virtual reality headset won't offer a refuge from internet advertising. Google's Area 120 incubator is experimenting with online ad formats designed with VR in mind....
05:27 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget DHS wont expand its laptop ban to all US-bound flights just yet
In a statement today, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced expanded security measures for US-bound flights. Kelly said the new measures were in response to terrorist groups' "ren...
05:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget NBC Sports new Premier League plan is terrible for everyone
When NBC Sports announced its new $50 Premier League Pass yesterday, it was easy for soccer fans in the US to get excited about the ability to watch without a cable subscription. However, upon close i...
04:52 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Lawsuit claims Uber discriminates against people with disabilities
Uber launched a couple of new programs back in 2014 to serve people who use wheelchairs. UberAssist is a way to hail an UberX driver trained in accessibility and whose car can accommodate a folding wh...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Telegram will register with Russia but won't share secure data
A few days ago, we reported that Russia's communications regulator demanded that messaging app Telegram hand over information, including decrypted user messages, or risk being banned from the cou...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Fox Sports brings its 'virtual suite' to Gold Cup VR broadcasts
Fox Sports is no stranger to VR. The network broadcasted Super Bowl 51 via a virtual suite of sorts, for instance. Now Fox is taking that further with the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer championship. The fo...
04:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Google Photos' AI-powered sharing is now available
Google is making good on its promise of AI-assisted photo sharing. A Google Photos upgrade arriving this week uses machine learning to suggest pictures based on both your own sharing habits, the peopl...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Canada says court order to pull Google results applies worldwide
In 2012, Canadian manufacturer Equustek asked Google to remove search results relating to a court case against Datalink, a distributor of the former company's network devices. While Google compli...
03:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget DNC hires ex-Uber engineer as its chief technology officer
The Democratic National Committee has selected ex-Twitter VP Raffi Krikorian as its chief technology officer. Krikorian was until recently the senior director of engineering at Uber's Advanced Te...
03:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Artistic AI paints portraits of people who aren't really there
Mike Tyka paints the portraits of people who don't exist. The subjects of his ephemeral artwork are not born from any brush. Rather, they are sculpted -- roughly -- from the digital imagination o...
03:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget US hit by cyberattack that targeted Ukraine and Russia
Yesterday, a number of Ukrainian and Russian companies and state agencies reported being hit by a cyberattack, the results of which ranged from flight delays at Boryspil airport to a shutdown of Chern...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Revamped Twitch app streams live from your phone
As useful as the Twitch mobile app can be, it still falls short of what you're used to on the desktop, especially if you're a broadcaster. Would you believe that you have to switch apps just...
02:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget California may give EV buyers instant rebates
If you're worried about the federal tax credit for electric car purchases phasing out, you may want to pay attention to what California is proposing. The state is concerned about demand for EVs d...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Bonaverde wants to be the Keurig of raw coffee
Many people take their coffee drinking seriously, but even those with a proper espresso machine at home won't roast their own beans. This delicate step is typically done on an industrial scale us...
02:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Adidas' All Day fitness app hits iOS and Android devices
Exactly three months after announcing its All Day fitness app, Adidas is finally launching it in the US. The application, which is available for iOS and Android, focuses on serving up insights about d...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget A lizard-inspired robot gripper may solve our space-junk problems
Space junk is a huge problem in orbit. Over 500,000 pieces of debris are currently orbiting the Earth at up to 17,500 miles per hour, and we haven't yet figured out how to clean it up. But engine...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Apply now for Engadgets $500,000 immersive art program
We're just two days away from the official deadline to apply for Engadget's unreal arts program for unreal times. But what is time, really?In the spirit of breaking with convention, we'...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Apple Music's latest personalized playlist helps you chill
Ever since Apple Music got its big redesign last year, you've had access to just two personalized playlists: a favorites mix and a new releases mix. Suffice it to say that this won't cover ...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget LG's 77-inch Wallpaper TV is selling for the low, low price of $20k
LG's W-series "Picture-on-Wall" TVs wowed us at CES, but we knew the massive 65-inch and 77-inch hyperthin screens would cost a mint. Especially since last year's top-of-the-line G...
12:42 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Tinder's new 'Gold' subscription shows your likes before you swipe
Tinder is introducing another subscription option, which comes with an exclusive perk to get existing premium members to fork out some extra cash. Tinder Gold gives you access to a new "Likes You...
12:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi is bringing cinema tech to a living room projector
When it comes to home theater setups, high-quality projectors have traditionally been the pricier way to enjoy your movies. Now, however, Chinese tech company Xiaomi is hoping to change that with its ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Thoriz recreates the Holodeck with AR tech and projectors
If you had to list the most mind-blowing tech demos in recent memory, Microsoft's Hololens AR headset would need to be included, as would its projector-enhanced Illumiroom. A company called Th&am...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Chinese tech giant LeEco cant stop losing money
Chinese tech company LeEco has been busy over the past decade, producing everything from TVs to electric cars (or at least, trying to). But now, the conglomerate is in trouble: They are in a cash crun...
11:21 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Redesigned PS4 media hub showcases the best streaming videos
Sony is streamlining the way it presents TV and video on the PlayStation 4, making it easier to discover films and shows from across apps, all in one convenient location....
11:00 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Now you can make local Snapchat filters on your phone
Geofilters have been making Snapchat boatloads of money, so it doesn't come as a surprise that the company is making them even more accessible. Starting today, you can create Geofilters right wit...
10:39 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Pricey electric bicycle wheel gets you to work sweat-free
Yes, I own a bike. But it's nothing to get excited about. A neighbor put it on the sidewalk with a "free" sign, and bam! I had a bicycle. It's old and rusty but perfect for neighbo...
10:20 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Volkswagens cars will be talking to each other by 2019
Vehicles will be communicating with other as soon as 2019, if Volkswagen's plans come to fruition. Just one day after announcing its autonomous vehicle AI partnership with NVIDIA, the German car ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Pornhub will sync videos with your interactive sex toys
If you own either the Fleshlight Launch or Kiiroo's Onyx, then you'll know that both are capable of syncing with a certain group of adult movies. These specially-made interactive videos cont...
09:35 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Report details Facebooks bizarre logic on hate speech
Facebook has more than two billion users, and ensuring that the discussion between them remains civil is an understandably difficult task. But, if evidence found by ProPublica is true, the company...
09:15 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget These drone racing goggles could spark the sport's digital era
Drones with digital video capabilities already exist, but in the racing world, analog is still king. For now, at least. Fat Shark has been the go-to maker of racing drone goggles for several years, an...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Tablo easily turns Android TV boxes into standalone DVRs
If you already have a TV antenna and an Android TV box like the NVIDIA Shield, then you're very close to having everything you need for a DIY Tablo DVR. Instead of picking up one of the company&#...
08:45 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensors work underwater
Hot on the heels of Apple's plans to reinvent its iPhone's fingerprint reader, Qualcomm looks set to position itself at the forefront of the fingerprint sensor market. It claims that it will...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget You'll need an Xbox to enjoy Netflix's Dolby Atmos debut
According to Dolby's website, Amazon and Vudu are the only streaming services with titles that support Atmos 3D sound technology. Now, Netflix has finally joined the very short list with the laun...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Toshiba's latest SSD tech squeezes 128GB onto a tinier chip
Toshiba and (we think) its partner WD have just unveiled the next generation of rapidly evolving flash memory technology. Its 96-layer NAND tech will arrive in 2018 in 3-bit, 32GB (256 gigabit) chip s...
07:35 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Censors pull 'BoJack Horseman' two days after Chinese debut
Two days after its debut on China's iQiyi streaming service, Netflix's critically acclaimed animated show BoJack Horseman is no longer on the platform. The move is a blow to Netflix's o...
06:54 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget The first commercial astronaut training center will be built in the UK
The government's mission to put the UK at the forefront of commercial spaceflight has been given a big boost after plans were announced to build the world's first private space research cent...
06:15 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Vivo beats Apple to an under-display fingerprint scanner
There have been rumours of Apple exploring under-display fingerprint scanning technology, but you probably didn't expect the first of such demos to come from China. At MWC Shanghai, Qualcomm anno...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, June 28th 2017
Welcome to your humpday. Amazon is offering cheaper smartphones (with a caveat) and we explain how electric is going to kill the gas station. Oh, and Google got slammed with a $2.7 billion fine in Eur...
04:30 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's next big Windows update will use AI to fight malware
Windows Fall Creators Update will come with a hefty serving of security upgrades, made timely by the increasingly rampant cyberattacks targeting the platform these days. In a blog post, Microsoft has ...
01:49 am -04 - Wed, June 28, 2017
Engadget Intel's SSD 545s has size and speed at an affordable price
It's not too hard to find inexpensive solid-state drives that offer either a lot of storage or brisk performance, but finding both? That's hard. Intel, however, thinks it has a chance. It�...
11:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget You won't need cable to watch the Premier League next season
Good news for football fans in the US who love the English Premier League: NBC Sports has announced a standalone streaming package that will include 130 games, both live and on-demand, from the upcomi...
10:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Dropbox collects privacy settings into a security checkup page
Giving apps and services direct access to your Dropbox account is easier than locally downloading files and re-uploading them. But can you name every one you've linked up? Today, Dropbox has reor...
09:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Target is testing its own Prime Pantry-like delivery service
Target is taking on Amazon's Prime Pantry with its own version called "Restock." The company announced a trial run of its new service today, which it tested with employees earlier this ...
08:58 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Google News redesigned with a cleaner look
If it's been a while since you've visited Google News, now may be the best time to take a peek. Google has given its News website's looks a thorough cleanup, retaining key elements and ...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Dish knows hotel TV sucks and it wants to help
Checking into a hotel can be like moving back in time, at least when it comes to media. We're all used to using our own devices to watch television and movies, stream music and play games, but ma...
07:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Greenpeace and iFixit slam smartphone companies over e-waste
Greenpeace likes to keep tabs on tech companies, highlighting where they're going wrong when it comes to clean technology and how they can improve. Earlier this year, the organization released it...
06:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Champions League matches are coming to Facebook
Facebook can add another feather to its live-sports streaming cap: UEFA Champions League soccer (football to the rest of the world) matches. Reuters reports that thanks to a partnership with Fox Sport...
05:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget 'Dishonored' studio co-founder steps down after 18 years
Today the founder of Arkane Studios, Raf Colantonio, announced that after 18 years with the company, he is now stepping down. In a statement Colantonio said, "It is time for me to step out to spe...
05:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget You can order an Uber for those who shun the app
Uber is adding a new feature that lets you arrange a pickup for friends, family, and even Uber boycotters. Although an existing option to set a different pickup location ostensibly allows users to arr...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Pandora is shutting down in New Zealand and Australia
There's bad news for Pandora users down-under. While the streaming service got a nice infusion of cash from SiriusXM a few weeks ago. However, it just announced that its co-founder and CEO Tim We...
05:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Microsofts machine learning can predict injuries in sports
Microsoft is bringing its big-data knowledge to sports. Today, the company introduced its new Sports Performance Platform, an analytics system that aims to help teams track, improve and predict their ...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Videos are the latest way to seduce people on your dating app
The dating app Hinge has just added a video option to its users' profiles. Now, any of a user's six profile photos can be swapped for a video that will autoplay whenever someone scrolls thro...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget AMD and NVIDIA go after Bitcoin miners with new video cards
Dedicated digital currency miners know the importance of good graphics cards -- modern GPUs have enough general-purpose computing power to process money formats like Bitcoin much faster than a CPU alo...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget 'Crackdown 3' lives in the shadow cast by 'Agents of Mayhem'
Microsoft's biggest hurdle with Crackdown 3 isn't its rumored troubled development cycle, it's that Agents of Mayhem exists and is coming out first. Both share a similar premise: You�...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget NYU lands New York City's ambitious VR/AR hub
New York City is diving into VR in a big way with the launch of a virtual/alternate reality hub at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering. It'll serve to nurture companies and projects relying o...
03:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Samsung will reportedly release Note 7 fandom edition soon
Samsung continues to deal with the fallout from its exploding Note 7 devices. The company has been sued for the problem, and has issued short-term fixes, apologies and a hurried recall to try and cont...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Twitch rolls out subscriptions for Affiliate streamers
Twitch Partners get a lot of perks, including extra emotes, 60 days of past broadcast storage, financial support and the ability for fans to subscribe to their channels for $5, $10 or $25 per month. S...
02:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget London is the second city to get free gigabit WiFi kiosks
London's countless telephone boxes become more redundant with every new mobile contract signed and throwaway tourist SIM purchased. Having a mind to update these payphones for the modern age, BT ...
02:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Alcatel's Idol 5S is a bargain if you can stomach Amazon ads
Alcatel's Idol 4S phone was a good value at $350, but its emphasis on virtual reality support (such as a box that doubled as a headset) may have held it back. Unless you're a big VR fan, wo...
02:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Twitter can detect crime up to an hour faster than police
Twitter has repeatedly proven itself as an invaluable platform for information sharing during social crises. Now new research has shown its ability to detect serious incidents much faster than police ...
01:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Pinterest enables two-factor authentication for all users
It seems as though online security is at the top of everyone's priority list these days, and now Pinterest is stepping up to the plate. The social network is introducing a slate of new features a...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook has 2 billion monthly users
Every month, 2 billion users post messages, share photos, disseminate links and argue with estranged family members on Facebook. Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone today in a quick post (...
01:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Aston Martin's all-electric supercar launches in 2019
Aston Martin is going it alone on its first all-electric vehicle, the all-wheel drive RapidE, following a false start that caused it to curtail its production plans, courtesy of the departure of its f...
12:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget 'Tinder for friends' uses AI to block flirty messages
Making new friends as an adult is hard, and it's easy to find yourself relying on old college pals and work colleagues to bolster your social life, even if the former live on the other side of th...
12:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget You can buy the OnePlus 5 right now for $479
Want a OnePlus 5 and couldn't swing by one of the pop-up stores to get it early? You now have your chance. As promised, OnePlus is selling its latest flagship starting at $479 (&pound;449) fo...
12:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Large-scale cyberattack is spreading through Russia and Ukraine
A large-scale cyberattack is working its way through a number of Ukrainian and Russian targets today. So far, in Russia, oil producer Rosneft and metal company Evraz have been affected by the attack. ...
12:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Large-scale cyberattack is spreading through Russia and Ukraine (updated)
A large-scale cyberattack is working its way through a number of Ukrainian and Russian targets today. So far, in Russia, oil producer Rosneft and metal company Evraz have been affected by the attack. ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Yahoo gives Mail a makeover and introduces Yahoo Mail Pro
Even though Gmail is currently the king of web email providers, a lot of people still use Yahoo Mail. And for those loyal to the latter despite several security lapses, you'll have a few things t...
11:45 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Uber will appeal compulsory English exam for London drivers
Uber continues to fight against an upcoming rule change that would force London drivers to pass an English language exam. Today, the ride-hailing company has won the right to appeal the requirement, o...
11:45 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Uber will appeal compulsory English exam for London drivers (updated)
Uber continues to fight against an upcoming rule change that would force London drivers to pass an English language exam. Today, the ride-hailing company has won the right to appeal the requirement, o...
11:37 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Climate change could prevent food getting around the world
Climate change is bad news for basically every facet of human existence and now it's set to literally hit us in the gut by threatening global food supplies. According to a new report by leading t...
11:16 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook talks about how hard it is to deal with hate speech
Earlier this month, Facebook announced a "Hard Questions" series that would enable the company to talk more openly about difficult issues of personal privacy in the online sphere. The end go...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget The rise of electric cars will kill the gas station
Gas stations are a lifeline. They not only fuel our cars but us, too -- whether it's with lukewarm coffee during the morning commute or the salty-sweet buffet during road trips. They're a gl...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget UK copyright body throws idle threats at Kodi box owners
Audio-visual enthusiasts know and recognise that Kodi is the swiss-army knife of media centres. But for lots of people around the world, the software is synonymous with movie and TV show piracy. "...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget The high-tech war on Tibetan communication
Each year, March 10th in Tibet brings more police onto the streets, closer online censorship of terms like "Free Tibet" and "Dalai Lama" and a spate of cyberattacks."Every Mar...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Volkswagen and NVIDIA want to help humans and robots work together
After just confirming its plans to help Volvo create self-driving cars, NVIDIA has now revealed that it's also working with another leading car manufacturer. Announcing a partnership with Volkswa...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget A biometric ring could replace your passwords, cards and keys
Smart rings aren't a novel idea -- there are plenty of fitness tracking, notification-sending, payment or even protective finger ornaments around. But none have the ability to identify you and au...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger's AI assistant helps you save links for later
Two months ago, Facebook finally rolled out M, its AI-powered personal assistant, to the general public. Well, sort of. Instead of the limited edition of M that would answer your every beck and call (...
09:31 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Pandora's CEO is stepping down as digital music evolves
The rumors were true: Pandora CEO Tim Westergren has announced that he's stepping down from the company he co-founded 17 years ago. He'll remain in the leadership position while the company...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget How Troy Baker's Naughty Dog work influenced 'Shadow of War'
Troy Baker has lent his voice and performances to some of the biggest games of the past decade. From six roles across Darksiders 2 to playing Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite or stepping into The Jo...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Sony's unorthodox take on AI is now open source
When it comes to AI, Sony isn't mentioned in the conversation like Google, Amazon and Apple are. However, let's remember that it was on the forefront of deep learning with products like the ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon is selling Nokia 6 and Moto E4 with lock-screen ads
Amazon seems to be keen on growing its ad-subsidized "Prime Exclusive" lineup, because the tech titan has added five more unlocked smartphones to the list. One of them is the Nokia 6, HMD Gl...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget MIT already has your flying car in miniature form
Some drones fly, others drive. Those that can do both, however, can reach places other machines can't, making them ideal for search and rescue -- or package delivery. That's why a team from ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget The Honor 9 is a cheaper, smaller flagship
Slowly, Honor is making a name for itself producing cut-price phones with seriously competitive specs. An offshoot of Huawei, the experimental brand repackages the parts -- hardware and software -- re...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Google Home now supports up to six users in the UK
Good news, Google Home owners: your smart speaker is now ready to get to know your family. The search giant has confirmed that UK Homes now support up to six users, allowing members of your household ...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget A city covered in trees will fight air pollution in China
It's easy to find buildings laced with greenery in order to reduce their CO2 footprints. But what about an entire city? That's on its way. Construction has started on Liuzhou Forest City,...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, June 27th 2017
Welcome to Tuesday. Nintendo is reviving the SNES, Amazon's Echo with a screen is here and we look at how iOS 11 is shaping up....
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget EU fines Google a record $2.7 billion for abusing product searches
The European Commission's long-running investigation into Google has finally come to an end, and it's not good news for the search giant. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager confirmed today that...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Zombie shooter 'Arizona Sunshine' invades PSVR
When zombie apocalypse VR game Arizona Sunshine came out for SteamVR and the Oculus Rift last year, it quickly became the game everyone name-checked when talking about good VR. The game went on to sel...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Tech Hunters: Feeling the need for speed with the Sinclair C5
Sometimes, technology can be too far ahead of its time. That's the excuse many people will give for the Sinclair C5 electric tricycle, which appeared 30 years before car makers like Tesla and Nis...
02:20 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget WSJ: Sprint is discussing a new deal with Charter/Comcast
Not that long ago, there was a report that the on again/off again merger talks between T-Mobile and Sprint had resumed, but tonight the Wall Street Journal reports they're on hold. That's ap...
01:45 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Volvo is working with NVIDIA to develop self-driving car tech by 2021
With virtually every major car manufacturer dumping R&amp;D money into the field, it looks like autonomous vehicles are going to be a thing whether we want them to or not. Early Tuesday morning NV...
12:51 am -04 - Tue, June 27, 2017
Engadget Augmented reality studio castAR reportedly closes its doors
When Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson left their engineering posts at Valve, they took their augmented reality research with them and built an ambitious company called castAR. They had big plans, inclu...
11:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget You only have to log into NBC's app once across Apple devices
It's much easier to fire up This is US and SNL on iPhones and iPads now that NBC's iOS app finally works with Apple's single sign-on (SSO). You simply have to activate the feature on yo...
10:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Apple buys a company making eye-tracking glasses
Apple wasn't shy about its augmented reality plans at WWDC this year, and it's backing up those goals with yet another acquisition. MacRumors has learned that Apple recently bought SensoMot...
09:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile launches speedy LTE-U service in six cities
The war over speedier LTE data is heating up in a big, big way. T-Mobile has launched LTE-U (that is, LTE riding on unlicensed frequencies) in parts of a handful of cities, including T-Mobile's ...
08:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Astronomers capture best picture yet of the star in Orions armpit
Betelgeuse isn't just an etymological inspiration for Michael Keaton's best role, it's a colossal star forming the right shoulder in the well-known constellation Orion. Astronomers used...
07:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Crash Bandicoot,' 'Modern Warfare' and 'Okja'
This week Netflix is preparing to premiere its next big film, from director Bong Joon Ho (Mother, The Host, Snowpiercer) called Okja. It's also time for the return of two familiar video games, as...
07:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Silicon Valleys ridiculous Not Hotdog app hits Android
Get excited, Android users, the Not Hotdog app is now available to you. The app, based on a bit from HBO's Silicon Valley, was launched for iOS in May and from our findings, does a pretty good jo...
06:32 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Twitter on Android automatically enters 'night mode' after dark
Twitter added a "night mode" option almost a year ago that ditched a big white background for big dark background so users could nocturnally scroll without keeping themselves awake. But the ...
06:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Microsoft wants OneNote to be the go-to classroom app
Microsoft has been quietly focusing on the education market with its OneNote app for some time now. It's offered free Office 365 subscriptions for students, an integrated math tutor and a classro...
05:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Apple TVs new firmware is available for adventurous watchers
While Apple took time to talk about updates to its macOS, iOS and watchOS products onstage at WWDC this year, it didn't spend much time on the Apple TV. The only mention of Apple's favorite ...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Lyft tries to make your rides faster with suggested pickup spots
In order to make pickups more efficient and convenient, Lyft has begun offering pickup suggestions. Any time the app spots a slight change in pickup location that would save a rider time, such as walk...
05:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook wont release data on political ads to researchers
While many political scientists are itching to get their hands on data documenting how political ads on Facebook performed, the company says it won't be releasing that information. Facebook says ...
04:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Here's what Nintendo needs to do to make the SNES Classic great
Before Nintendo unveiled the Switch, its new hybrid game console, to the world, it re-released an old one. The NES Classic Edition was an adorably small box of nostalgia packed with some of the best g...
04:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Google gives students interactive tools for STEM and internet safety
Google launched a new browser-based Google Earth this past April, adding educational tools to make it easier for teachers to show the world off to students without having to leave the classroom. The c...
04:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Amazon is turning every Echo device into an intercom
If you've got multiple Amazon Echo devices throughout your home, you'll soon be able to use them as a connected intercom. Amazon just launched the feature today across the original Echo, Ech...
04:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Google officially kills Gchat in favor of Hangouts
Google Talk, also known as Gchat, has officially been put out to pasture and replaced with Hangouts. The tech giant has been threatening to do so since March, so you've only yourself to blame for...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 preview: Full of promise, especially on bigger screens
As always, Apple spent a considerable chunk of WWDC earlier this month hyping up iOS 11 and all of the new features it brings. Now it's your turn to take them for a spin. The first public release...
03:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Nintendo swears the SNES Classic won't sell out so quickly
Nintendo's sales strategy for the NES Classic Edition was frustrating, to put it mildly. It shipped so few systems that they sold out almost immediately, and killed the product despite loads of ...
03:21 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Samsung Pay finally works with your Discover card
Samsung Pay was supposed to work with Discover cards in 2016 (it was announced in 2015), but the year came and went without support. And that's no small problem if you like tap-to-pay purchases. ...
03:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Sony crowdsources ideas for its next PlayStation TV series
Living in television's golden age means that every company wants to film their own hour-long prestige drama for us all to obsess over. Sony is no different, although attempts to turn PlayStation ...
02:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Russia threatens to ban Telegram if it doesnt hand over data
Russia's communications regulator has demanded Telegram turn over information about the messaging app and the company behind it or risk being blocked. Founder Pavel Durov said that Telegram had a...
02:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook, Twitter and others band together to fight online extremism
France and the UK aren't the only ones fighting internet hate speech. Four titans of technology: Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube, announced Monday that they are teaming up to fight extre...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Vimeo axes plans for its Netflix-esque subscription service
Last November, online streaming site Vimeo revealed that it was building a YouTube Red-like video subscription service to compete with Netflix and Hulu. On Monday however, The Hollywood Reporter learn...
01:40 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget AT&T is rapidly expanding its rural wireless internet service
AT&amp;T wasn't kidding when it said it would expand its rural wireless internet service in short order. The carrier has launched its fixed-in-place cellular access in eight more southeastern...
01:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget DHS has a video game-like trainer for active shooter incidents
Today, the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate announced the release of a virtual training platform for active shooter incidents. The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social ...
12:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Google's YouTube party app is available without an invitation
You no longer need an invitation to see whether or not Uptime, the YouTube social viewing app, lives up to the hype. Google incubator Area 120 has made the app accessible to anyone in the US with an ...
12:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Pandora's CEO might leave the company he founded
Pandora has had a busy year so far and now, there are rumors circling around co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren. According to Recode, Westergren will be stepping down from his current role. There are c...
12:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget HMD's Nokia 6 will arrive in the US next month for $229
Like so many European acts that tried to make it big in the US, Nokia never really managed to crack the market in its original form. But HMD Global, the company that produces smartphones using the Nok...
12:07 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget The SNES Classic is real, arrives on September 29th for $80
The delicious rumors are true: Nintendo is gearing up to launch the SNES Classic, a miniaturized version of the glorious original Super Nintendo Entertainment System. According to Nintendo's Twit...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo Show review: Seeing is believing
Siri may have ushered in the era of the digital assistant, but Amazon's Echo (with Alexa) really took that concept and put it in our homes. The Echo wasn't an immediate, breakout hit -- but ...
11:46 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Exceedingly difficult TumbleSeed just got a bit easier
For those who have struggled through and given up on the exceptionally difficult rogue-like TumbleSeed (don't worry, we had a hard time too), a patch was just released that makes the game a bit e...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook reminds you Messenger video chat exists with new effects
Facebook Messenger has had video chat capabilities for a couple of years now, and last December, it finally added group chat capabilities. Today, the company is unveiling even more features to Messeng...
11:14 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Nintendo bolsters 'Arms' eSports appeal with LAN play
Nintendo's Arms, the rollicking cross between Punch Out and Wii Sports Boxing (with beefed-up motion controls), is receiving another in a long line of promised updates. The most notable addition ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Anki's cute Cozmo robot can teach kids how to code
In addition to being an adorable robot companion, Anki's Cozmo is now getting a programming platform of its very own. Starting today, Cozmo owners will have access to "Code Lab," a visu...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Microscope advances could prevent multiple breast cancer surgeries
A new type of microscope could drastically reduce the number of women having multiple breast cancer surgeries, researchers at the University of Washington claim.Until now, there's been no reliabl...
10:35 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget There's a deodorizing coat hanger for the anti-laundry contingent
If you're too lazy to take your clothes to the dry cleaner, well then Panasonic has the tech gadget you didn't even know you needed (and face it, you probably don't need it.) They'...
10:14 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Live out your stunt driver dreams in 'Final Fantasy XV'
Final Fantasy XV's latest update isn't that Prompto spin-off episode you've been waiting for, but it does give you a new ride: the Type-D off-roader. (We'll accept the substitution...
09:54 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Australia wants governments to decrypt terrorists secure messages
This week, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand -- the "Five Eyes" alliance -- will meet in Ottawa, Canada, to discuss protecting borders and best practices f...
09:33 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Faulty airbags cost Takata everything
Takata, the Japanese corporation at the heart of the auto industry's largest ever product recall, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The business supplied airbag inflators that, than...
09:12 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget MakerBot will connect Chromebooks to cloud-based 3D printers
Earlier this year, Makerbot announced in its most recent bloodletting that it would focus more on the education market. Today we're seeing some of the fruits of that decision. First up is "M...
08:28 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Tesco has a one-hour delivery service in London now, too
Tesco has today launched a new one-hour delivery option in London, after having been caught secretly testing the speedy service last month. Via the Tesco Now apps for iOS and Android, customers can or...
08:06 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Sorting Lego sucks, so heres an AI that does it for you
Neural networks are currently being tasked with everything from adding animations to video games to reproducing images taken from MRI scans. Training the AI, which needs to be fed vast amounts of data...
07:14 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget SpaceX launches and lands two rockets in a single weekend
SpaceX's technical problems that caused an explosion last September seem well behind it, as it pulled off the rare feat of launching two rockets this weekend. On Friday, the Falcon 9 lofted a Bul...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, June 26th 2017
It's Monday morning, and we're talking about how tweets are now official presidential statements, the problem with the console wars and Snapchat Specs made for underwater....
04:20 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Netflix remains ruthless as 'Girlboss' cut after one season
Netflix never talks audience numbers with its shows, but there's one sure way to know when one is doing poorly. The streaming company cancelled Girlboss, the third series over the last month to g...
02:43 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Mohu's latest indoor antenna has a 65-mile range
Mohu has something new for all of the cord-cutters out there. The company has upgraded its indoor Leaf antenna and the new version delivers a 65-mile reception range. That's up from the 50-mile r...
12:28 am -04 - Mon, June 26, 2017
Engadget Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insects
There are good insects, and then there are bad bugs. And the folks at Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures Lab (IVL) have been working on a device that will only kill pests and leave the others unharme...
10:33 pm -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget Ex-NASA scientist calls Goop's 'healing stickers' a load of BS
You're probably used to ignoring all those overpriced New Age-y therapies and miracle cures Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop tends to promote. Remember that time when it suggested inserting ja...
08:16 pm -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget Report: Facebook to pay Hollywood millions for original shows
Facebook is very serious about its original programming ambitions -- $3 million per episode serious. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the tech giant is courting Hollywood agencies for origin...
06:26 pm -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget Facebook, not presidential ambition, is why Zuckerbergs on tour
There's been a lot of speculation around whether Mark Zuckerberg is or is not planning to run for office. From his nationwide tour to his rejection of atheism, there have been quite a few moments...
04:48 pm -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget Artificial iris responds to light like real eyes
The human iris does it's job of adjusting your pupil size to meter the amount of light hitting the retina behind without you having to actively think about it. And while a camera's aperture ...
03:14 pm -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget Custom Spectacles takes snaps under the sea
Spectacles have made sharing marginally exciting videos on land via Snapchat easier. It also helps that you no longer need to hunt down a vending machine to snag a pair in the US. But a partnership be...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp is becoming a top news source in some countries
WhatsApp might not be all that popular in the US, but in some places, it's fast becoming a place where people can safely share and get the latest news. According to a study conducted by the Reute...
01:14 pm -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget Tumblr apologizes for filtering out LGBTQ content
Tumblr* says it has fixed the main issues that were plaguing "Safe Mode," a feature it recently launched to hide all NSFW posts from your Dashboard. It's a welcome addition for librarie...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget The best clothing iron
By Jackie ReeveThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, i...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget After Math: Binge On
It was a bountiful week for mass consumption. Twitch announced that it will run 6 straight days of MST3K, German police went on a 36-house raiding spree in search of hate speech and Sega's bringi...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, June 25, 2017
Engadget Ben Hecksultimate Nintendo Switch mod
Max is struggling with his Nintendo Switch, and so to avoid serious hand surgery, Ben is modding a Nintendo Switch JoyCon to move the analogue stick. This gives Ben the perfect opportunity to void the...
11:48 pm -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget A 3D-printed bridge is being built using reinforced concrete
3D printing is a massive category that covers everything from small, DIY, plastic projects to metal meant to be used in Boeing's 787 airplane. Yet another usage has come to light, courtesy of the...
10:12 pm -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget Venmo reportedly made physical debit cards for a trial run
Venmo is reportedly taking a leaf out of other digital payment services' book and making a physical debit card. According to Recode, the PayPal-owned mobile app created to make going Dutch with f...
08:45 pm -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget It's now easier to get Purism's security-focused laptops
Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC makers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you're becoming increasingly concerned about security and privacy. The company, which only us...
06:32 pm -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget Self-driving cars are safer when they talk to each other
Most current self-driving technology relies on cameras, radar and lidar. These sensory devices serve as eyes for the car, mimicking what a human driver can see. But a University of Michigan public-pri...
04:47 pm -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 source code leak is an embarrassment for Microsoft
Earlier this week, Beta Archive posted Windows 10 source code related to USB, storage and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Now, a spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that this code...
03:12 pm -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget Hackers target UK parliament email accounts
After a report from The London TImes that the email addresses and passwords of British cabinet members and other government officials were being traded by Russian hackers, it looks like the inevitable...
01:45 pm -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements
Does a tweet count as an official response to a federal inquiry? Unsurprisingly, the White House thinks so. As reported by Reuters, the White House sent a letter to the House of Representatives Intell...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Apple's original television aspirations
Apple Is a StepCloser to MakingIts Own TV ShowsDavid Sims,The AtlanticWhile the company's television aspirations remain largely a mystery, Apple hired two big names this week to help build its sl...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget 'Rocket League' will die without cross-console multiplayer
All online games eventually die. But the difference between the original version of World of Warcraft and, say, Call of Duty: Ghosts is that WoW was more of a service on an open system (PC). Players w...
09:30 am -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget Sony is losing its grip on the indie market
Here we go again.In 2011, Microsoft was the indie king. The industry was just blossoming thanks to services like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, which introduced independent games to huge, hungry audience...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We have Galaxy Note 8 rumors, and information about an Amazon beehive -- we'll explain....
04:20 am -04 - Sat, June 24, 2017
Engadget Google Home and Assistant can speak Canadian French now
The first of several new languages for Google's Assistant AI is here, as users have noticed Canadian French as a language option. I was able to switch it on for my Google Home by looking for Assi...
11:52 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Sharp will reportedly start building OLED TV panels next year
Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. In a move that could explain a sudden push to recover the use of its name from Hisense, the Japan...
11:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game modders
Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to c...
09:26 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation against Russia
President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy proto...
08:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' DLC adds another weapon slot and new maps on June 27th
It might be hard to top Titanfall 2's last DLC release that dropped the first new playable titan since the game launched. But the mech-filled multiplayer shooter's next free content block wi...
07:11 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Facebooks latest app is designed just for video creators
In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it's planning a whole new app just for them later this year. It's essentially a video creation app made just for its sta...
06:06 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Nikes SNKRS app uses AR to help you buy limited-edition shoes
Nike is the latest company to join the augmented reality craze. The sportswear giant has started using the tech to sell limited-edition kicks through its SNRKS app, with the system's first drop b...
05:36 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Modern Warfare Remastered heads to PS4 without the bundle
If you were disappointed that you had to keep the $80 disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in your gaming rig to be able to play the better-reviewed Modern Warfare remaster, you're in luck. Pu...
05:10 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget FCC greenlights OneWeb to deliver satellite internet in the US
Providing internet to remote users beyond the telecom grid has always been a difficult dream to realize. But as Trump assured supporters in Iowa yesterday that better rural broadband would get looped ...
04:46 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Wallet-busting Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in September
VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for &euro;999 -- which should put it somewhere around $9...
04:23 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Instagram tests sharing posts with only your closest friends
Instagram's algorithmic timeline is an abject failure if you actually want to see all of your friends' posts. As a way of seemingly admitting that, the photo-and-video-minded social network ...
04:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Oliver Stone's unhealthy treatment of hacking in Hollywood
What's so compelling about Oliver Stone's recent four-part interview series with Vladimir Putin is probably not what the multi-Oscar-winning director intended. It's the same thing that ...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget China targets livestreaming in latest censorship crackdown
China just shut down livestreaming on three major media platforms -- Weibo, the news site iFeng and the video website ACFUN. China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Te...
03:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Google will no longer scan your Gmail for ad targeting
Gmail is the de facto standard for personal email accounts, with more than more than 1.2 billion people using the free service. One criticism, however, is that Google scans your email for keywords so ...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Surface Pro review: Microsoft's best hybrid notebook plays it safe
The Surface Pro is everything we've ever wanted from Microsoft's Surface line. It fixes the few remaining problems from the Surface Pro 4, a machine that I adored. And yet, it's far les...
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget YouTubes mobile app will adjust to display videos of any size
YouTube is having a pretty busy week. The Google-owned video site announced six new shows for its new Red Originals program, its YouTube TV initiative expands to ten new metropolitan markets in the US...
02:23 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Current theories might be wrong about how a galaxy evolves
With the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, researchers made a surprising discovery that goes against what we thought we knew about old galaxies and how they evolve. Our galaxy, the Milky Way...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' badasses can now play Raid Battles
Some Pok&eacute;mon Go players can now start working in groups to take on powerful creatures in Raid Battles, one of the long-awaited features for the popular augmented reality game. There's ...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget An algorithm customizes exoskeletons to fit a person's needs
Scientists have been studying exoskeletons in nature for years, and they've been trying to figure out how to adapt them for human use. After all, a powered exoskeleton could change the lives of p...
01:18 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Google's neural network is a multi-tasking pro
Neural networks have been trained to complete a number of different tasks including generating pickup lines, adding animation to video games, and guiding robots to grab objects. But for the most part,...
12:57 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX launch and land a reused Falcon 9 rocket
Today, SpaceX will hopefully launch and land a Falcon 9 rocket that it's already flown to space. The launch window opens at 2:10 PM and lasts for two hours; launch time is currently scheduled for...
12:36 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Some Uber employees want Kalanick back in the CEO chair
Travis Kalanick stepped down as Uber's CEO earlier this week, leaving the CEO, COO, CFO and general counsel positions open. But while he's no longer head of the company, Kalanick is far from...
12:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Twitch's latest marathon is a a six-day 'MST3K' binge
B-movie lovers rejoice, for social video platform Twitch is set to air a Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathon lasting a mind-numbing six days. The stream, which features 38 classic episodes, will air...
12:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Twitch's latest marathon is a six-day 'MST3K' binge
B-movie lovers rejoice, for social video platform Twitch is set to air a Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathon lasting a mind-numbing six days. The stream, which features 38 classic episodes, will air...
12:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget The best wireless outdoor home security camera
By Rachel CericolaThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pi...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Symantec refuses Russia request for source code access
Security firm Symantec will no longer allow Russian authorities to inspect its source code, according to Reuters. "It poses a risk to the integrity of our products that we are not willing to acce...
11:20 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget The next video game controller is your voice
For all of modern gaming's advances, conversation is still a fairly unsophisticated affair. Starship Commander, an upcoming virtual reality game on Oculus and SteamVR, illustrates both the promis...
11:02 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch loot boxes will have fewer duplicates
Players of Overwatch and Hearthstone should pay attention to Blizzard. The company has made two separate announcements that will significantly affect the loot systems in both games....
10:40 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Keiichi Yano wants to make a music game with heart
"Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild West.A state that's untouchable like Eliot Ness."It's rare for a video-game developer to rap during an interview. It's rarer st...
10:18 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Androids in-app browser gets a security upgrade
One often-used component of Android is WebView, a micro-browser that lets you view web pages from inside apps, rather than having to use Chrome. However, pointing a slender window towards the internet...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's 3DS isn't dead, but it is trapped in the Switch's shadow
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced a brand-new console, a hybrid portable device that serves as both a portable entertainment machine and a game system for the living room. At a glance, it looked g...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Google purges private medical records from search
Very few things qualify for removal from Google's search results, and according to Bloomberg, that list just grew by one. The tech titan has apparently begun purging personal medical records from...
09:19 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Senators question Trumps approach to cybersecurity
The consequences of a large-scale cyberattack on critical infrastructure was well-documented in May when the UK's healthcare system was brought to its knees by ransomware. Now, despite President ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget The Air Force and IBM are building an AI supercomputer
Supercomputers today are capable of performing incredible feats, from accurately predicting the weather to uncovering insights into climate change, but they still by and large rely on brute processor ...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Amazon dreams of putting a giant drone beehive in your city
Patents don't mean anything right up until the moment that they mean everything, so take it as read that none of this could happen. Amazon has, however, registered a patent for a concept that it&...
07:03 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget You'll never play 'Super Mario' like this
You have a lot of Super Mario games to choose from, but you'll probably never be able to play one of the most fun versions out there. That's because it was created as an unofficial augmented...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, June 23rd 2017
Welcome to your Friday morning. As we prepare to phone in the rest of the day, read about how a lensless camera is possible with math, how car buyers aren't quite sold on autonomous vehicles, and...
05:10 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget YouTube's 2017 lineup of Red Originals includes six new shows
Other than its innovated VR180 format and YouTube TV expansion, Google's video streaming site found time to mention its subscription package during Vidcon 2017. For 2017 the YouTube Red Originals...
04:20 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Virgin Media: Change your Super Hub 2 password or risk being hacked
Typically, internet routers are designed to protect you and your devices from malicious third parties. But when many come with a default username and password, they can leave owners open to attack. Th...
04:15 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Code 'recipes' from IFTTT help you stay on top of government news
It's not exactly hard to find publicly available government info and new announcements online. A bunch of new IFTTT recipes (now officially called applets) can make sure you never miss them when ...
02:28 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget Nissan teases self-driving features for the next-gen Leaf
The next generation Leaf EV will be the first with ProPilot driver assist in North American and Europe, and Nissan has just showed how that will look. Activated by a button on the steering wheel, it c...
12:01 am -04 - Fri, June 23, 2017
Engadget IBM-powered DNA sequencing could find bacteria in raw milk
Babies love milk. Adults love milk-based products. You know what else loves milk? Good and bad bacteria. It's the ideal medium for bacteria growth and could cause various food-borne illnesses, es...
11:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Tesla is laying the groundwork to build cars in Shanghai
If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on one of Tesla's electric vehicles, the upcoming Model 3 probably looks pretty appealing. The car promises 215 miles per charge, ample seating, th...
10:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget YouTube TV expands to ten more US metropolitan markets
YouTube TV seemed an adequate addition to the increasingly crowded streaming television market, but it launched back in April with a modest area footprint, operating in only five US cities for its fir...
08:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Airbnb tests payment-splitting feature so you don't get stiffed
Airbnb is testing out a feature that would allow reservations to be split among multiple people. So, if you're booking with rude friends who never pay you back or if you want to book an expensive...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Sling TV extends cloud DVR to iOS devices
Sling TV's cloud DVR service is now available for iPhone and iPad. The streaming service's DVR "First Look" option costs an additional $5 per month and gives you 50 hours of DVR st...
06:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Tesla is reportedly trying to build its own music streaming service
Tesla has continued to one-up its achievements as a successful proprietor of safe, green and increasingly autonomous electric vehicles. But it might venture out from the niche its carved for a much mo...
06:29 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget FCC may fine robocall spammer $120 million for illegal spoofing
Everyone hates those robocalls that target our phones to sell things we don't need. They're universally reviled, with Republicans backing legislation for ringless voicemail, the FTC offering...
06:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Google urges Congress to revise outdated overseas data laws
Access to data stored overseas has become a contentious issue with tech companies and the US government. Today, in a speech given to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, Google's s...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Airbnb to target wealthy customers who prefer luxury hotels
Airbnb keeps expanding its core disruption with new features to help increase its audience. The company has made it easier for business travelers to find a room with the Airbnb app and has tried its h...
05:19 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Use emoji to search Kayak for travel deals
The inevitable march to replace words with emoji continues apace, with the world granting more legitimacy to the cartoony mini-images. Last month, an Israeli court ruled that they counted as enough &q...
04:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget YouTube's 'VR180' format works on screens and in headsets
At today's Vidcon event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki rolled out a new format for videos called VR180. Intended to split the difference between 360/VR formats and standard videos, it lets creators ...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Get a $100 credit with an Oculus Rift Touch bundle
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
04:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Local ISP claims Comcast sabotaged it into shutting down
Comcast, everyone's favorite internet service provider, is embroiled in a lawsuit for allegedly destroying a local business. According to the complaint, as the telecom giant encroached on the tur...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Log off now before todays Steams summer sale leaves you broke
Your wallet is about to get a bit lighter. Or, if you lack self-control, a lot lighter. That's because over the next 13 days games on Steam will be marked down dramatically during this year'...
03:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget You may be jailed for telling someone to die in a fire
Words can kill, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court judge decided last Friday, when he found 20-year old Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her then-boyfriend, Conrad...
03:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Death by text: How the Michelle Carter case will impact free speech
Words can kill, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court judge decided last Friday, when he found 20-year old Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her then-boyfriend, Conrad...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget FCC proposes Blue Alert for threats against law enforcement
During their June Open Meeting today, the FCC adopted a proposal to add an alert to the US Emergency Alert System. If enacted, the Blue Alert would notify the public of ongoing threats to law enforcem...
02:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Mars Rovers AI is really good at selecting rocks to analyze
If we truly want to go to Mars, then we really need to know what it's made of -- it's hard to bring everything you need from Earth. NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has been using specialize...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Trumps infrastructure proposal includes rural broadband expansion
In a speech this week given at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, President Trump said that his upcoming infrastructure plan will include expanded broadband internet access in rural are...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget BabelOn is trying to create Photoshop for your voice
Speech synthesis -- the process of artificially creating the human voice -- isn't anything new. But a startup from San Francisco called BabelOn is working on a particularly unique offshoot of thi...
01:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Stanford study uses big data to highlight racial biases in policing
A group at Stanford University has taken on the issue of racial bias in law enforcement with an ongoing study called the Open Policing Project. The researchers have also created a website that makes n...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo Show displays your smart camera's live video feed
Amazon's Echo Show is getting another new trick, err, skill. Now the gizmo will link with the cameras on your home network and display their respective feeds when you say something like, "Al...
01:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 preview delivers new emoji and easy GPU tracking
Windows Insiders have a big day today. Microsoft just released Windows 10 Preview Build 16226 for PCs and it's got a whole host of new goodies inside....
12:32 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Facebook seeks to foster community with more group admin tools
At Facebook's first Communities Summit, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new direction for Community pages. Specifically how to run them effectively. The new direction mainly includ...
12:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Hackers reportedly altered and stole voting data before 2016 election
As the United States continues to investigate the extent of hacking in the 2016 election, reports continue to emerge that make things sound a lot worse than they did a few months ago. The latest comes...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Car buyers arent thrilled about semi-autonomous features
JD Power's latest research into the likes and dislikes of car owners has two big takeaways: people love Kia and are pretty lukewarm about self-driving technology. Or, at least those components th...
11:42 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Facebook and WSJ owners are working on a 'subscription' deal
The publisher of Wall Street Journal is in advanced talks to bring articles to Facebook through a subscription model. News Corp CEO Robert Thomson said that he'd been talking with Mark Zuckerberg...
11:19 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget German police raided 36 homes over social media hate speech
Late last year, Germany proposed a bill that would fine social media providers, such as Facebook and Twitter, for failure to remove hate speech within 24 hours on their respective platforms. Now, Germ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Your next favorite songs are the backbone of 'Metronomicon'
Rhythm games live and die by their soundtracks. The problem is, if you're holding a plastic instrument in your hand, you've probably played through the same songs over and over whether it�...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Valves Knuckles VR controller tracks individual fingers
VR fans have been steadily following the development of Valve's new controller for SteamVR, called Knuckles. Now the device is being shipped to developers as a prototype, and as a result, Valve h...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Amazon is prepping Echo Show for launch with visual Alexa cards
If you're a fan of Alexa, then this announcement might be good news for you. Amazon announced that they are adding a Display Cards feature to the voice assistant that will allow Alexa to respond ...
10:04 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget NASA's Curiosity rover is just a speck in this orbiter photo
At this distance, Curiosity looks like a tiny beetle crawling over volcanic rock. Electric blue, its protective shell stands out against the rough, jagged mountainside. In reality, this is an image sh...
09:39 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Estonia will back up its government in a 'digital embassy'
The rules on what governments can, and can't, do with your personal data is based entirely on where the information is stored. Since tech companies shunt your stuff to servers across the globe, t...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget More hotels will let you watch your own Netflix
StayCast, a Google Chromecast-powered service for hotels, could fulfill your dream of being able to watch whatever you want to as a guest -- especially now that it's become much easier to get. A...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Motorola's new Moto E4 isn't exactly thrilling, but it's cheap
Motorola is as well known for its cheap phones as it is for flagships, so no one was surprised when it revealed the fourth-generation Moto E earlier this month. For those not familiar, Motorola's...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget LG's latest OLED display is flexible, transparent and gargantuan
Here at Engadget, we've covered our fair share of flexible and transparent displays. Small ones, slightly larger ones. But never one that measured 77 inches corner to corner. That particular mile...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Today's Google Doodle lets you compose your own music
If you're looking to lose half an hour in service of making your own music, head on over to Google and click on today's doodle. The company is celebrating the 117th birthday of Oskar Fischin...
07:35 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget McDonald's offers UK deliveries through UberEats
In the UK, there are many ways to stave off hunger without leaving the comfort of your home. Just-Eat, Deliveroo and Amazon Prime Now are but a few of the mobile apps that will deliver to your doorste...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Facebook is testing a feature that stops profile photo theft
Facebook has begun testing new tools in India that prevent anyone from sniping your profile picture for who knows what purpose. If you live in the country, you might see an option to turn on "pro...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, June 22nd 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Thursday morning. We're reliving the '90s through, as Sega launches a selection of classic hits both with ads and without. We're also tal...
04:31 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Caltech's 'lensless camera' could make our phones truly flat
Even as our phones get thinner, there's one spot that keeps sticking out: the camera lens. Taking good pictures and being able to focus at multiple distances requires a layer of glass that's...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Imagination puts itself up for sale after being dumped by Apple
Once the world learned that Apple will design its own GPU for upcoming iPhones and iPads instead of using Imagination Technologies PowerVR tech, the UK company quickly lost 70 percent of its value. Wh...
02:45 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' will flag creatures caught using cheats
Niantic has decided that forcing Pok&eacute;mon Go cheaters to a life of catching Pidgeys isn't quite enough of a punishment. Now, any Pok&eacute;mon caught using "third-party servic...
12:41 am -04 - Thu, June 22, 2017
Engadget Todoist team offers a less distracting take on Slack
Slack's team chat can be extremely helpful for coordinating with your coworkers, but it can also be supremely distracting. Do you really need a constant stream of alerts and unrelated funny GIFs...
11:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget ESA throws its weight behind satellite-based 5G internet
The European Space Agency has joined forces with 16 European space companies to demonstrate and champion satellite-based 5G internet. They're calling their new initiative "Satellite for 5G,&...
10:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Self-driving shuttles are coming to the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan is a hotbed for self-driving car research, so it stands to reason that students and faculty should use self-driving vehicles to get around, right? The university clearly th...
09:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Emojis for zombies, T-Rex and Colbert are almost here
Your phone chats are about to get more... fantastical. Right on cue, the Unicode Consortium has released its promised batch of emoji and text characters. The finalized set of 56 emoji (up from 48 wh...
07:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Kuri home robot can tell your pets from people
Mayfield Robotics' Kuri isn't out yet, but that isn't precluding the company from giving it some big upgrades ahead of the robo helper's late 2017 debut. Kuri can now recognize cat...
06:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget eBay will match prices from Amazon and Walmart on certain items
eBay announced a new Price Match Guarantee today, ensuring many of its items will cost the same or less than those offered by other major retail competitors. It's the company's latest move i...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Scientists may have solved a key barrier to fusion power
We've been working towards nuclear fusion, a near-limitless source of clean energy, for the past six decades, and now scientists have made a major breakthrough. A new article published in Physica...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget GE is working on a massive 3D printer for jet engine parts
3D printing is coming of age in numerous ways. On a large scale, MIT researchers built a 50-foot-wide, 12-foot tall igloo in just 13 hours. They've also debuted the first completely 3D-printed ro...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Nike will team up with Amazon to fight fake kicks
Amazon has realized that counterfeit products posing as the real deal annoys consumers and dilutes trust in its marketplace. That's likely why it came down harshly on vendors last fall, requiring...
05:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Apple eyes streaming terms on par with Spotify's label deals
Apple's iTunes and Apple Music agreements with record labels' are set to expire at the end of the month and both sides have been negotiating new terms. Today, Bloomberg reports that Apple is...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget NBC is the next big TV network to jump into eSports
Seemingly every big TV network wants in on eSports. NBC Sports has revealed that it's launching an international two-on-two Rocket League tournament this summer. It'll start online July 22nd...
04:34 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Apple's paranoia about leaks is misplaced
Apple's inability to keep its secrets is so bad that even its internal presentation about confidentiality was leaked. But according to internal videos obtained by The Outline, the company is seri...
04:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget NASA goes all-out with livestreaming for this summer's total eclipse
The US will experience its first continent-wide total solar eclipse in 99 years on August 21st, and NASA wants to make sure you see it... including perspectives you just couldn't get otherwise. I...
04:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Dailymotion is trying to clean up its act with major redesign
Dailymotion announced this week that it has completely redesigned its app and advertising strategy. And the company hopes to attract viewers with higher quality content created through partnerships wi...
03:48 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget WannaCry ransomware causes Honda plant to shut down
WannaCry isn't done yet. Honda Motor Co. had to shut down its Sayama plant on Monday after finding the ransomware in its computer network. The plant's production resumed on Tuesday....
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Samsung puts you on the field with MLB VR videos
Are you a baseball aficionado with a Gear VR headset? You're in for a treat beyond Intel's weekly live games. Samsung and MLB have unveiled plans to release "over 20" virtual reali...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hits Netflix July 18th
That exclusive deal with Disney that Netflix made back in 2012 started to pay off last fall. We wondered when we might see any Lucasfilm releases at the time, but it looks like the time is ripe for sp...
02:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Instagram gives social media influencers the benefit of the doubt
The chaos surrounding the cancelled Fyre Festival is a perfect example of how social media influencers can misguide consumers. Instagram users were led to believe they would be rubbing shoulders with ...
02:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Google Glass adds Bluetooth support for whoever still uses it
Google Glass seemed headed for awkward retirement after the device's most recent update in September 2014 appeared to be its last. But out of nowhere, almost three years later, the augmented real...
02:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Charmin's Van-Go is the on-demand toilet NYC deserves
Everybody's favorite cartoon shit bear (slow your roll there, Mike Isaac), is coming to New York City! On June 21st and 22nd, the Charmin toilet paper company is running a promotional event where...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Sony's Koov is a candy-colored coding course for kids
STEM skills are in high demand right now, making toys that teach science and engineering popular with parents hoping to give their kids a leg up in the job market. Products like Hasbro's new robo...
01:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Global coral bleaching event may finally be ending
For the last three years, coral reefs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans have been devastated by bleaching due to high ocean temperatures. But now, after looking at satellite and model data, t...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget AI film editor can cut scenes in seconds to suit your style
AI has won at Go and done a few other cool things, but so far it's been mighty unimpressive at harder tasks like customers service, Twitter engagement and script writing. However, a new algorithm...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Classic RPG 'Pillars of Eternity' is headed to consoles in August
Fans of classic role-playing games have had a lot to be happy about these past few years. The isometric genre has seen somewhat of a resurgence lately thanks to high-profile crowdfunded games like Was...
12:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget An iPhone is your only option on Virgin Mobile
It's no secret that American carriers sell a lot of iPhones. Virgin Mobile, however, is taking that to a logical extreme. The Sprint sub-brand has announced that it's partnering with Apple...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget The Snap Map is another way to stalk your pals in real time
In addition to being the place you share evidence of all the fun you're having and potentially where you land a job with McDonald's, Snapchat also wants to be the app you use to find cool st...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Periscope adds a confusing way to support your favorite streamers
While Facebook is currently winning the livestreaming wars, rival Periscope has its fair share of devotees. The Twitter-owned service hosted 200 million broadcasts in 2016 and close to 77 million hour...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Uber's future is still tied to its founder
It's said that those who don't pay heed to history are forever doomed to repeat it, but Silicon Valley prides itself on its short memory. It tells its denizens that only by unlearning receiv...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Etsy slashes almost a quarter of its staff in attempt to refocus
Etsy is widely recognized as perhaps the premiere place online to go for handmade goods from sellers big and small. But despite the company's ubiquity and influence, Etsy may have taken on too ma...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Pinterest Lens makes fab outfits from clothes you already own
Putting outfits together is fun, but it could also be irritating to do every single day. Something like Cher's virtual wardrobe in Clueless could help -- or Pinterest Lens, which the social netwo...
10:43 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Google gets closer to building its own city in San Jose
Google has been making major development moves in downtown San Jose and yesterday the City Council agreed to negotiate a sale of 16 parcels of land owned by the city. The deal has been strongly suppor...
10:24 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget The Olympics' VR aspirations will be powered by Intel tech
Intel is teaming up with the International Olympic Committee on "future experiences" for the Olympics, the company announced today at an event in New York City. The new partnership, which wi...
10:24 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Intel puts VR to work for more immersive coverage of the Olympics
Intel is teaming up with the International Olympic Committee on "future experiences" for the Olympics, the chip maker announced today at an event in New York City. The new partnership, which...
10:20 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Dabble in the murderous world of 'Hitman' for free
Since it was announced that publisher Square Enix was selling off Hitman developer IO Interactive, the studio's fate has been uncertain. With last week's news that IO bought the Hitman licen...
09:55 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Volvo launches a dedicated performance EV brand
Car manufacturers are focusing more and more on electric cars, and now Volvo is making its EV intentions even clearer. It's announced that Polestar, its performance brand, will become a standalon...
09:25 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Airbus imagines a faster helicopter with wings
Airbus has showed off a new helicopter concept at the Paris Airshow that could give operators everything they want: speed, versatility and economy. The Racer (rapid and cost-effective rotorcraft) feat...
09:10 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Queen's Speech 2017: What it means for UK tech
The General Election has been and gone, but questions remain regarding the suitability of Theresa May as Britain's premier. Nonetheless, as part of traditional ritual, MPs have once again descend...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Sega Forever makes Genesis classics free on mobile
We have no shortage of shiny, life-like HD games these days, but if you'd like to revisit older titles from a bygone era, Sega has got your back. The video game company has just officially launch...
07:50 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Mayor of London wants a zero-emission transport system by 2050
London mayor Sadiq Khan has a wildly ambitious plan to make the English capital more environmentally friendly. In a draft "Transport Strategy," which is now subject to public consultation, h...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget ISS will carry artificial organs in hope of medical breakthrough
In the near future, the International Space Station (ISS) will serve as home to five organs-on-chips research experiments. Each one will tackle a different issue, but all of them are expected to shed ...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, June 21st 2017
Hey, good morning!It's the middle of the week and we're discussing the source of those Apple leaks, review the new OnePlus 5, and report on some big changes at Uber....
05:07 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Lenovo's pro workstation is as light as a MacBook Air
It's not just laptops that are getting downsized thanks to next-gen graphics chips and processors. Lenovo has unveiled a new workstation, the P320 Tiny, with a discreet professional GPU and Intel...
03:30 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Spotify hopes you'll create shared playlists in Facebook Messenger
It can be fun to create shared playlists on streaming music services -- it's a window into your friends' tastes. You don't necessarily want to wade through an app to add tracks, though...
01:31 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down
The New York Times reports that, under heavy pressure from a large group of company shareholders, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is stepping down. Despite a reputation for scandals that appeared to be accel...
01:27 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget Former Epix exec pleads guilty over $7 million fraud
In 2009, Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM joined forces to launch a premium movie channel called Epix, with Emil Rensing as its Chief Digital Officer. Turns out hiring Rensing was a bad move: according to th...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, June 21, 2017
Engadget IBM supercomputers will power global weather forecasts
IBM's supercomputers might soon power the weather-predicting systems of tomorrow. Through its subsidiary The Weather Company, the computing titan has partnered with the University Corporation for...
11:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Tesla reshuffles its Autopilot self-driving team
Earlier this year Tesla announced engineer Chris Lattner would leave Apple and lead its Autopilot engineering team, but just five months later he is departing. Lattner, the designer of Apple's Sw...
09:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget ESAs search for Earths twin starts in 2026
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today that it is officially adopting the PLATO mission. PLATO, which stands for PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars, is a planet-hunting project that...
07:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Tumblr's safe mode keeps racy material out of sight
There's a lot of porn on Tumblr. Over a fifth of content on the site (disclaimer: it's a sister brand through Verizon's Yahoo purchase) is adults-only, if you ask the analytics firm Si...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Twitch and Blizzard partner for broadcasts and 'Overwatch' loot
Twitch and Blizzard are teaming up in a big way this year. First up, if you're a Twitch Prime member you've got some loot boxes coming your way for Overwatch. "Starting June 20th, Twitc...
06:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Intel gives up on competing against Raspberry Pi
Say goodbye to Intel's Edison, Joule and Galileo compute modules. The company has unceremoniously canceled its developer kit lineup, which were meant to give it a foothold in the burgeoning Inter...
06:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Intel has less competition against Raspberry Pi
Say goodbye to Intel's Edison, Joule and Galileo compute modules. The company has unceremoniously canceled its developer kit lineup, which were meant to give it a foothold in the burgeoning Inter...
06:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Lenovo laptop concept flexes like a yoga mat
Lenovo isn't done making exotic concept devices... far from it. The PC maker has unveiled a laptop concept whose centerpiece is a flexible screen that runs right up to the keyboard. It's not...
05:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Zepp teams up with New Balance to gamify batting practice
In partnership with New Balance, Zepp just gamified its swing sensor and app. As of today, NB HitClub is available on the updated Zepp app and brings along some new features for users taking advantage...
05:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Yes, you can actually beat 'Threes!'
Just when you thought the deceptively complex puzzler Threes! wasn't beatable, the internet comes along and proves you wrong. Three and a third years later (confirmed by the development team) the...
05:12 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget New York is reviewing its voting infrastructure to avoid hacks
Amid the growing investigation into Russia's interference in the US Presidential election, New York is taking the initiative to check whether anybody meddled with its voting machines. Governor Cu...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Microsoft improves Office's hands-free typing with Dictate
Microsoft has released a new app called Dictate. It's an add-in for Word, Outlook and Powerpoint and uses Cortana's speech-recognition technology to let you speak what you want to type....
04:32 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Spotify beats iTunes to the Windows Store
Microsoft promised back at Build that that a slew of big-name apps would reach the Windows Store, and it's making good on that vow. Spotify has released a Windows Store version of its app in ever...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Tidals On Air podcast network features five exclusive shows
Jay Z's forthcoming album isn't the only new content coming to Tidal this month. The streaming music site announced Tuesday that it is following the lead of Google Play, Deezer, and Spotify ...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget PayPal 'instantly' transfers money to your bank account
PayPal can be frustrating if you want to put funds in your bank account. It can take a day or more for transfers to go through, and that's a problem when rival services like Zelle can promise spe...
03:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung exclusives are the last thing Google Play Music needs
Back in April, Samsung used the launch of its excellent Galaxy S8 smartphone to make a small but important announcement about a partnership with Google. Google Play Music would be the default music pl...
03:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Kickstarter Gold brings back successful creators for new projects
Kickstarter is bringing back some of its VIPs for another round of crowdfunding. The new project, called Kickstarter Gold, is a return of over 65 creators who have new takes on past successful campaig...
02:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Sphero's new company wants to bring intelligent robots into your home
Sphero is mainly known for its connected toys, and, of course, Star Wars' BB-8 Droid (which it also turned into a very popular gadget). But the company has also been working on grander plans all ...
02:31 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung ready to relaunch the Galaxy Note line in August
Samsung isn't letting the Galaxy Note 7's battery failure hinder the release schedule for its next pen-toting smartphone. A Reuters source understands that Samsung is planning a New York Ci...
02:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Using a 3D render as a French ID card 'photo'
Everybody wants a decent photo ID, but French artist Rafael Fabre took the quest to a new level. Rather than just having someone snap him, he built a 3D model of his head and torso, then created a nea...
01:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Uber adds tipping and teen fares to make drivers happy
After weeks of faulty course-correction punctuated with multiple board member resignations, Uber is fighting to win back public approval, starting with its drivers. The company sent an email to all it...
01:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Uber belatedly offers tipping as part of its renewed focus
After weeks of faulty course-correction punctuated with multiple board member resignations, Uber is fighting to win back public approval, starting with its drivers. The company sent an email to all it...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget South Korea wants its own Hyperloop for high-speed transit
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed a deal to codevelop the future of transit with South Korea. The partnership will see the company working with both the local government, its institute ...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Amazon is the latest to offer clothes-by-mail to try on at home
Amazon just announced its latest service -- Prime Wardrobe. Adding to its growing list of fashion-focused offerings, the service makes shopping for clothes online a commitment-free experience, one of ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Google's Project Fi helps you pay your share of the phone bill
It's not much fun to split up a wireless family plan, especially if you're not splitting it evenly. How much do your kids owe if they're only paying some of their bill? What about that ...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget OnePlus 5 review: Making the leap from good to great
We've been following OnePlus and its journey to build a better flagship phone for years. Along the way, it managed a feat that's difficult for even the biggest conglomerates: the company kep...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget 'Fuze Code Studio' will help you design games on Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch had a strong showing its first E3 (Metroid Prime 4!, three new Mario games!), for sure, but nothing quite like what Fuze Technologies is showing off. The company has announced Fuze...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Instagram adds 24-hour live video replays to Stories
Late last year, Instagram introduced the ability to broadcast live video; simply swipe over to "Live" mode in the Stories camera, tap the button and stream away. But unlike Periscope and Fac...
11:34 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Apple tries to clamp down on leaks with mixed success
For the longest time, Apple product leaks tended to come from the supply chain: a factory worker would send parts or a design file to accessory makers eager to get a head start on their next iPhone ca...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Ask Alexa to play your favorite SiriusXM station
Alexa just got another new skill. Starting today, SiriusXM subscribers will be able to play any of the radio's available channels through their Alexa devices, depending on the package they'r...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Amazon UK adds Dash buttons for beer and batteries
It's already pretty easy to find and purchase products on Amazon, thanks to a wide array of apps and additional hardware like the Echo and grocery scanner. However, Dash buttons make things even ...
10:44 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Ring's updated doorbell stays in place while you swap batteries
Ring boasts that its smart doorbells reduce home break-ins, but its real killer feature is enabling you to screen out door-to-door salespeople. If you've been dragging your feet on buying one, th...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget What we're playing in June
Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they've been playing in their downtime.Gaming IRL is part of a broader series in which you'll find stories...
10:09 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine
Time is one of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of deep learning. It can take days to train one of these systems even if you have massive computing power at your disposal -- on more modest hardwa...
09:46 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Echo alerts you to voice or text messages with a yellow light
Now that the Echo has become a handy way to place calls and send messages, wouldn't it be nice to be able to tell them apart? Amazon is about to make it a lot easier to do just that by changing h...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Tesla driver in fatal Autopilot crash ignored safety warnings
Following the investigation of a fatal Tesla Model S crash, the NTSB concluded in a 500-page report that the driver, Joshua Brown, ignored repeated "Autopilot" warnings to keep his hands on ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Privacy-minded Firefox Focus browser comes to Android
If you liked the privacy-centric surfing of Mozilla's Firefox Focus browser but wished it were available for your Google-powered phone, you're in luck. Mozilla has released an Android versio...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Kids control the story in Netflixs new interactive shows
After months of rumors and speculation, Netflix is officially taking the wraps off of its new interactive shows for kids. The company is calling its new type of programming "branching narratives,...
08:33 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget YouTube says LGBTQ video censorship won't happen again
YouTube has updated its policies to explicitly state that any LGBTQ+-themed video with no graphic/mature language and content is allowed in Restricted Mode. The platform launched Restricted Mode for u...
08:08 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Vertu will use TCL tech in its next generation of phones
Vertu's smartphones are hand-built in England, but sold all over the globe to a glittering array of people with more cash than taste. But beneath that bejeweled case and green leather, it looks l...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung Pay now supports HSBC and M&S Bank cards in the UK
In the UK at least, Samsung is awfully late to the mobile payments party. Samsung Pay launched last month well behind Apple Pay and Google's Android Pay, and almost two years after its debut in S...
07:07 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Google Search will help you find your next job
Finding a new job can be tough. With so many recruitment sites to keep track of, it can be difficult to know what's out there, never mind applying and getting through the interview process. Now, ...
06:15 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, June 20th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.On this fine Tuesday morning, we're ready to ditch SIM cards, declare our favorite games from E3 2017 and check out some (potentially) Earth-like planets....
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone
ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, y...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Tech Hunters: Refreshing Casios classic calculator watch
Thanks to the rise of Fitbits, Apple Watches and other smart trackers, wearables are the new frontier of fashion, often mixing cutting-edge technology with the latest designer trends. However, they ar...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget Nokia launches new digital health products as Withings name fades
Nokia is ready to be a consumer brand again. Of course, to many, it never stopped. Even as its phone business changed hands to Microsoft and then to HMD Global, the Nokia brand never really died. So m...
02:15 am -04 - Tue, June 20, 2017
Engadget AT&T offers state governments its emergency LTE network
FirstNet's priority LTE network for first responders is a long time coming. Now that its deal with AT&amp;T means the project is finally moving forward, some states' firemen and EMTs mig...
11:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Drone Racing League season two starts tomorrow on ESPN
In case you were looking for a new sport to follow now that the NBA and NHL seasons have ended, ESPN is giving something different a shot, and it's not esports. The second season of the Drone Rac...
11:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Researchers map a building in 3D using WiFi-enabled drones
Turns out WiFi is good for more than just sharing cat GIFs with your friends. Researchers at the Mostofi Lab at UC Santa Barbara have created a system that "sees" inside buildings using two ...
11:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Fill your SteamVR Home lounge with gaming collectibles
SteamVR established its Home as the service's launch screen last month, a digital lounge for players to customize as they pore through their game libraries. Now you can start filling it with coll...
10:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch update makes it easy to find missing Joycons
Nintendo's latest Switch update doesn't exactly come with anything mind blowing, but it has huge list of improvements people have been asking for. One of those is the ability to find paired ...
10:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch update makes it easy to find missing Joy-Cons
Nintendo's latest Switch update doesn't exactly come with anything mind blowing, but it has a huge list of improvements people have been asking for. One of those is the ability to find paire...
10:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Spotify test rents playlist slots to music labels
Spotify is already letting labels determine what you're allowed to play on its free tier. Now, however, it's giving labels the chance to insert songs of their own. TechCrunch has confirmed...
09:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Research finds deadly heatwaves will occur more often
A study published today in Nature Climate Change predicts that deadly heatwaves will become more frequent in the future. The study found that currently, around 30 percent of the world experiences life...
08:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water
Remember when everyone went nuts over the seven Earth-like planets the Spitzer telescope found back in February shortly after Trump was inaugurated? If you're still keen to leave, NASA has releas...
08:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget EU wants clear drone regulations in place by 2019
For years, countries have been coming up with ways to regulate the use of drones. The US recently flip-flopped on whether people have to register their non-commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) w...
07:27 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Microsoft and the UN to provide digital IDs for undocumented people
It's difficult to live without identification. In many cases, you're shut out of banking, health care, voting rights and other basics. Microsoft and partners might just give those many und...
06:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Researchers can now desalinate seawater with the power of the Sun
One of the oldest means of extracting potable liquid from seawater involves distillation, basically boiling the water into steam and then cooling the purified vapor in condensation tubes. Problem is, ...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Better Call Saul,' 'Fargo' and 'Silicon Valley' finales
Now that the NBA/NHL finals and E3 are all over, it's time to say goodbye to a few other shows for the season, as Better Call Saul, Fargo and Silicon Valley all air season finale episodes this we...
05:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Sean Bean cast as lead in Crackles 50 Cent series The Oath
In April, Sony Pictures Television announced a new slate of original programming for its streaming service Crackle, two shows of which are being produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's G...
05:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget 'Stranger Things' action figures cash in on '80s nostalgia
Netflix's Stranger Things is ultimately one long nostalgia trip for kids from the '80s, so it only makes sense that it you'd see tributes to every last facet of '80s culture, right...
04:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Hasbros Gaming Crate delivers new board games every quarter
There are a plethora of subscription boxes to choose from these days, including nerdy ones like Loot Crate and Minecraft, kid-friendly boxes like the one from Nickelodeon, science-based subscriptions ...
04:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Hasbros Gaming Crate delivers new board games each quarter
There are a plethora of subscription boxes to choose from these days, including nerdy ones like Loot Crate and Minecraft, kid-friendly boxes like the one from Nickelodeon, science-based subscriptions ...
04:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Jaguar thinks the Gorillaz app is a good way to find engineers
Jaguar Land Rover has teamed up with an unlikely partner to recruit its next wave of engineers -- the animated band Gorillaz. The auto company will be using the band's mixed reality app to challe...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Sony taps crowdfunding to deliver its kid-friendly coding kit
Sony's answer to Lego Mindstorms is a robot-building kit called Koov. It's the first product from Sony's Global Education division, and it's meant to help kids learn to code while ...
03:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Armani is the latest designer to take a chance on Android Wear
Emporio Armani is the latest fashion house to jump onboard the Android Wear bandwagon. The company unveiled its first touchscreen smartwatch collection at Milan Fashion Week recently, with singer Shaw...
03:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Outlook for Mac adds features Office 365 already has
Outlook 2016 for Mac users are about to get a big update with some of the most requested features for the venerable Microsoft email program. You can now send your emails when you want with a new Send ...
03:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Time Warner is the latest broadcaster to ride Snapchat's coattails
Snap seems to have no trouble scoring giant media deals. The social app creator has forged a $100 million, 2-year agreement that will have Time Warner making short-form original shows (around 3 to 5 ...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Google Plays new feature for Samsung phones isn't so exclusive
Google Play Music and Samsung have a history of exclusives, and now they may have debuted their best one yet. Android Authority reports that Google Play Music's playlist New Release Radio, which ...
02:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Supreme Court rules sex offenders can use social networks
It's understandable why governments would want to keep sex offenders away from social networks -- you don't want predators messaging their potential targets. Is an outright ban taking things...
01:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget 'Star Trek Discovery' explores new frontiers on September 24th
After four months of production following a worrisome delay, CBS is finally comfortable enough with its long-awaited new Star Trek series to set a release date: September 24th, 2017. That's right...
01:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget The FTC plans to block the DraftKings and FanDuel merger
Last November, fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel announced they would be merging -- a deal that was expected to finalize later this year. However, according to an Federal Trade Commission pr...
01:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget It's time to embrace the eSIM
It's a downright shame that eSIMs aren't commonplace by now. Embedded SIM technology has the potential to make getting connected to cellular networks much more convenient, but there hasn...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget IKEA plans to improve AR shopping tools with help from Apple
Apple and IKEA are creating an AR app that will let customers preview how an item will look in their home. Michael Valdsgaard, IKEA's digital transformation manager, told Swedish website Digital....
11:59 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Ripplemaker brings modular synths to all skill levels with an iOS app
There are plenty of apps that can turn your phone or tablet into a synthesizer, but they tend to fall into two camps: they're either affordable and simple or pricey and robust. While that's...
11:33 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget GM eyes HD mapping to boost self-driving car development
Last year, GM bought Cruise Automation, a startup focused on self-driving car technology, and now it appears the automotive giant is getting serious about creating HD maps. Cruise Automation has just ...
11:12 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Our favorite games of E3 2017
Now that our editors have escapred the confines of the LA Convention Center, it's time to reflect on what we saw at E3 2017. More than ever, there was something for everyone, and some of us could...
10:51 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget GOP-hired data company leaked information on 198 million citizens
Data from the largely conservative Deep Root Analytics, a company that strategizes how to target audiences for political advertisements, was exposed this month. Information on nearly 200 million US ci...
10:09 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Supermassive black hole dust is denser than we thought
The majority of galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their core. And, like our own Milky Way version, most of these black holes are relatively quiet. However, a minority of supermassive black ho...
09:43 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Seaweed could be the key to long-lasting electric car batteries
Lithium-sulfur batteries are theoretically ideal for powering gadgets. They have more than twice the energy density of lithium-ion packs, but at a much lower cost thanks to sulfur's dirt-cheap pr...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget LG's enhanced G6 has more storage and premium sound
LG's G6 is a nice smartphone that has sold pretty well so far, but with the arrival of Samsung's stellar Galaxy S8, it's trying to keep consumers interested with a few changes and a new...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' to get raid battles and simplified gyms
A year after Pok&eacute;mon Go captivated the world with its location-based catch-athon, Niantic is making some changes. The biggest is raid battles, a concept that was teased in the very first tr...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Varjo promises a VR headset with 'human eye-resolution'
A Finnish company called Varjo that has been working in secret until now has unveiled a new type of VR and AR headset code-named "20/20." It supposedly has a display with "human eye-res...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Light-sensitive bacteria could save you during a heart attack
Heart attacks are frightening by themselves, but they're made worse by the potential for lasting damage. Even a brief interruption to blood flow could permanently destroy vital tissue that keeps...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, June 19th 2017
Hey, good morning!Monday's back again. Elon Musk is talking to LA authorities about using his traffic tunnels, we play even more games from E3 2017, and Bill Nye is teaming up with Netflix....
04:44 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Jay Zs 4:44 album will be another Tidal exclusive
As you'd expect from the guy that owns Tidal, Jay Z is releasing a new album called 4:44 on June 30th, exclusively on ... Tidal. Also getting in on the action is Sprint, the US carrier that acqui...
03:20 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget EU proposes banning encryption backdoors
The European Union might want it to be easier for police to obtain data, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy for officers to read that data. The European Parliament has proposed amended reg...
02:22 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget Twitter blocks a slew of Venezuela government accounts
Venezuela has been accused of censoring Twitter as part of its bid to silence dissent, but it's not so happy now that the shoe is on the other foot. The country's leadership says that Twitte...
01:14 am -04 - Mon, June 19, 2017
Engadget 'Killer Instinct' will be available through Steam
Ever since the revived Killer Instinct launched in 2013, you've had to download it through one of Microsoft's online shops, whether it's on your Xbox One or your Windows 10 PC. However...
11:10 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget Senate alters sanctions to allow use of Russian rocket engines
Don't look now, but American spaceflight just dodged a bullet. Senators have passed an amendment to an Iran-Russia sanctions bill that, if gone unchecked, would have barred both NASA and private ...
09:57 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk says Los Angeles is open to using his traffic tunnels
Elon Musk might just have the first customer for his traffic-skipping tunnels. The tech entrepreneur says he's having "promising conversations" with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti abo...
08:36 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget All the weird things you missed at E3
E3 2017 will go down in history as the first year the show was open to the public, which means the crushing crowds filling the Los Angeles Convention Center were even more extreme. The rest of the sho...
07:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget Rapid-fire archery battles are the best way to do E3
Nothing gets rid of the E3 jitters like shooting an exploding arrow right at your social media manager's face. Luckily, we brought TowerFall: Ascension to the E3 show floor this year, so nobody h...
06:37 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget Google bets AI and human oversight will curb online extremism
Google is under a lot of pressure to stamp out extremists' online presences, and it's responding to that heat today. The internet giant has outlined four steps it's taking to flag and r...
05:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget Microsoft expects consumers to 'figure out' which Xbox is which
The best way to keep a job as a marketer is to never go off message. That's precisely what happened when I interviewed Xbox's head of console marketing Albert Penello on our E3 stage this we...
04:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget Discover your rockstar stage persona in The Artful Escape
"It's not an artist's job to give people something they want, but to give them something they never could have imagined." These words are spoken to Francis Vendetti in The Artful E...
03:48 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget 'YotaPhone 3' isn't the dual-screen powerhouse you were expecting
If you're one of the few people who are still waiting for the next dual-screen YotaPhone, listen up: we finally have an update for you. During Harbin's China-Russia Expo over the weekend, Ba...
02:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget 'The Daily Show' celebrates the tweets of Donald Trump in new exhibit
The President tweets a lot. It's quickly becoming part of his legacy, offering an unprecedented level of access to the commander in chief and leaving others in government scrambling to deal with ...
01:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget The Indie Megabooth is a calm bubble floating above E3 chaos
One of the best experiences at E3 wasn't actually at E3. The Devolver parking lot was positioned directly across the street from the flashing lights, gigantic banners and thumping booths packed i...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget The best electric kettle
By Michael Sullivan &amp; Winnie Yang &amp; Tim BarribeauThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweeth...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget After Math: Reach out and touch someone
It's been a telling week for communications. Chinese scientists bounced quantum entangled photons into space and back, McDonald's recruited new hires through Snapchat, and it would appear th...
10:15 am -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget A chat with the 76ers' first all-female eSports team, Dignitas
The Philadelphia 76ers bought Team Dignitas -- an established esports organization with teams across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Heroes of the Storm -- in September, making...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget Playing witness to an android riot in 'Detroit: Become Human'
I don't know when I'll get to play Detroit: Become Human again. The latest game from David Cage's Quantic Dream studio (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) conspicuously didn't have a r...
07:00 am -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget Ben Hecks Logic Gate board game:Finding a purpose
The team's having trouble with the Logic Gate board game and needs your input. Behind all good games is a fun concept, whether it's racking up points or solving puzzles. Now, the team needs ...
01:57 am -04 - Sun, June 18, 2017
Engadget Monsanto bets on AI to protect crops against disease
Monsanto has drawn plenty of criticism for its technology-driven (and heavily litigious) approach to agriculture, but its latest effort might just hint at the future of farming. It's partnering w...
11:58 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget Jupiter is the oldest planet in the Solar System
Jupiter's ancient name really is well-deserved: according to a new study, the king of the planets isn't just the largest in the Solar System, it's also the oldest. A team of researchers...
10:24 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget Hackers stole credit card data from Buckle stores' cash registers
If you shopped at Buckle in the past several months, you might want to check your financial statements -- the clothing store has confirmed a Krebs on Security report of a data breach. Intruders plante...
08:56 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget Your Amazon login can sign you into HBO Now and Showtime apps
Amazon has begun changing the way its Channels pay-TV service works, giving users more freedom to choose where to stream their next show. The tech titan began allowing Prime subscribers to tack stream...
07:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget In 'Fortnite,' building is just as important as fighting monsters
Epic Games' Fortnite, once described by company founder Tim Sweeney as Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead, has been six years in the making. That's a long time to keep someone excited about a game,...
06:45 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget Verizon's first LTE-only handset is an LG flip phone
When Verizon finished rolling out its LTE network for calls, it became apparent that it also plans to drop its CDMA phone service altogether. Now, the carrier has begun offering its first LTE-only han...
06:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget Insomniac's 'Spider-Man' gets what it means to be Peter Parker
When Sony revealed that Insomniac games was working on a PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man game set in an original universe, the specter of another game hung over the announcement -- 2004's Spid...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget The evolution of women in video games continues at E3 2017
Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian tries to make it clear her yearly, gender-focused analysis of the video games announced at E3 isn't founded in malice -- it's simply reality. Even...
04:23 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget Texas explicitly allows driverless car tests
Self-driving cars have been roaming Texas streets for a while. Believe it or not, though, there hasn't been legislation that directly permits autonomous vehicles -- there just wasn't a law b...
02:52 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget Xsens body suits are getting even better at motion capture
Motion capturing is becoming more important for games and movies alike, but unless you're ready to shell out for a complicated rig and dedicated studio space, it's incredibly difficult. Xsen...
01:24 pm -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget IndieCade's 'resist' theme at E3 holds a mirror to society
IndieCade CEO Stephanie Barish operates at the heart of the independent-development community, running shows throughout the year that highlight some of the most innovative, thoughtful and beautiful ga...
11:54 am -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget The Last Night is a stunning take on 16-bit games for the 4K generation
Indie darling The Last Night stepped onto the big stage this week at E3. The game was announced as an Xbox exclusive during the same event that Microsoft officially revealed its powerful new 4K consol...
10:12 am -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget 'Dragonball FighterZ' looks dangerously close to the anime
There have been so many Dragonball (Z or otherwise) games that it's hard to tell most of them apart. While the latest Xenoverse titles attempted to spin out Akira Toyama's characters into al...
08:30 am -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend After E3 Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. The E3 2017 show floor has closed, but gaming news will continue to flow all weekend as we wrap up our coverage of the event. Of course, th...
05:44 am -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget Bill Nye will be back on Netflix to save the world with science
Bill Nye's Netflix talk show was met with mixed reviews, but it must have done well enough, because it's coming back for another season. The streaming platform has released an official tease...
02:00 am -04 - Sat, June 17, 2017
Engadget Airbnb is buying a scam-fighting background check technology
Airbnb is getting more serious when it comes to keeping fraudulent listings and shady renters off the website. According to Bloomberg, the short-term rental platform is buying Trooly Inc., a startup s...
10:07 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Uber sends apology email to its NYC riders
Uber's list of "issues" seems to grow with each passing day. Even when it tries to turn things around something goes wrong like one of its board members making a sexist remark and endin...
08:49 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget 'Spider-Man' is the latest big-budget flick to get a VR tie-in
Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego seem to be everywhere these days. Sony showed off a lengthy gameplay sequence from the upcoming Spider-Man video game at E3 this year, and the company'...
07:51 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Girl Scouts can start earning cybersecurity badges in fall 2018
If your office in the future dodges a spearphishing attempt in the future, you might be thanking a Girl Scout. The organization partnered with Palo Alto Networks to release 18 new cybersecurity badges...
07:09 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget YouTubes heatmaps show where eyes linger in VR videos
YouTube's growing library of VR content is a definite asset in Google's struggle to dominate the virtual reality sphere. The video platform isn't just improving the consumer experience ...
06:35 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget France wants autonomous high-speed trains by 2023
According to reports from FranceInfo, the SNCF, France's national state-owned railway company, announced on Friday that it is actively working to develop and deploy autonomous trains that will op...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Canada expects hacktivists will target its 2019 elections
It's Canada's turn to freak out about election hacking. At a news conference held today, the country's Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said it was likely that hackers would ...
05:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Glenn Close to star as a zombie in an Amazon pilot
Amazon has been hard at work beefing up its TV offerings lately, and there could soon be more reason to pay attention to the tech giant's original content. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Em...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget 'Skull and Bones' is about pillaging your friends' ships
Pirates are back. As the Pirates of the Caribbean movie juggernaut refuses to let Jonny Depp rest for more than a year or two, Ubisoft's Skull and Bones takes the ship battles of Assassin's ...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Now doctors need to be hackers, too
As far as anyone knows, there hasn't been a real-life hack attack on someone's pacemaker. Which is surprising. Security researchers have shown us that it's a very real possibility. Even...
04:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to take you on a 'Space Odyssey'
Kickstarter games are, pardon the clich&eacute;, a dime a dozen. Everyone and their business partner wants to get in on the crowd-funded interactive entertainment business, even if things don'...
04:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget 'The Lost Legacy' takes 'Uncharted' back to basics
Deep in the mountainous region of India's Western Ghats, Chloe and Nadine are in trouble. The two treasure hunters have a clue to the whereabouts of the Tusk of Ganesha, a mystical artefact, but ...
04:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Swing your arms to move in the VR shooter 'Vindicta'
Movement is a tricky thing in virtual reality. If you move too quickly, you risk getting sick and disoriented. Because of that, most developers have opted for teleporting in VR games: the act of point...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Samsung's art-inspired Frame TV will be available June 18th
Samsung's The Frame TV, which looks like a piece of artwork when not in use, will be available for purchase this Sunday, the company said in an announcement. It comes in two sizes along with a ha...
03:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget New FDA policies could hasten approvals of 'lower risk' health tech
The FDA is making an effort to keep up with the digital world. The commissioner of the FDA said in a statement yesterday that the agency would be outlining ways to streamline the regulation of digital...
03:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget 'Aztez' let me live my fantasy of being an Aztec warrior
When I heard someone had made a beat-em-up game based on the Aztec civilization and that I would be getting the chance to play it at this year's E3, I couldn't have been more excited. As som...
02:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget 'Circle of Saviors' made me equal parts hero and dweeb
Circle of Saviors is more fun than it should be. The cooperative hack-and-slash VR game glues you to a single spot, and you wield a shield and sword using HTC Vive controllers. Your buddy is armed wit...
02:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Amazons ready to own the future of grocery shopping
"When I look at the menu," Jeff Bezos allegedly said, "you're the thing I don't understand, the thing I've never had." He was explaining to Matt Rutledge, founder of...
02:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Snipers, tanks and turrets don't exist in 'Lawbreakers'
First-person, team-based shooters like Overwatch, Monday Night Combat and Team Fortress 2 all share a collection of common tropes. Players typically compete to move payloads or hold objectives, with t...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Podcast helped free a Swedish man after 13 years in prison
If you're in prison for murder, may I suggest getting yourself onto a podcast? It worked for Kaj Linna, a Swedish man just released from prison after a podcast got him a retrial....
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Jeff Bezos crowdsources ideas for his philanthropy
It's no secret that Jeff Bezos has made a massive amount of money from Amazon, so much so that he's the second richest man in the world according to Bloomberg. And now, he's ready to gi...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget 'Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite' and 'Mega Man' at E3 2017
Other than an impressive Monster Hunter World preview, the Capcom booth at E3 2017 is also home to demos for two big releases due later this year. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 picks up where the first...
01:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Fight Zombies in a 1930s adventure serial with 'Strange Brigade'
There was a time when video games about surviving a zombie horde was novel. They presented an exciting challenge wherein the player was pitted against a seemingly endless stream of mindless enemies. T...
12:52 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Bixby's voice features aren't finished, but US users can test them
Samsung's virtual assistant Bixby generated untold levels of hype before the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launched, but the version we actually got to use still feels half-baked. While the company still...
12:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Ex-Bungie developers crafted the most promising VR adventure yet
It's hard not to love Quill, the swashbuckling mouse heroine of Moss, an upcoming PlayStation VR game from Polyarc Games. She's adorable, with huge ears, a fetching adventurer's bandana...
12:10 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Atari is indeed working on a new console, says CEO
When Atari first revealed its Ataribox project at E3 this year, the announcement was met with skepticism as to whether the teaser was even real. The company hadn't made a home game console in mor...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget The best kids headphones
By Lauren Dragan &amp; Brent ButterworthThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's indepen...
11:34 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook showed terrorists the profiles of people moderating them
Have you ever wondered who takes on the grueling, unforgiving task of combing Facebook's groups and personal profiles for terrorist activity? Meet Community Operations workers, who are often paid...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Engadget at E3: Making virtual reality accessible for everyone
Virtual reality is changing gaming. If it works for you, that is. The technology adds a wearable component to gaming input, and this brings new (occasionally insurmountable) challenges to gamers with ...
10:52 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget The CIA has been rooting around in your WiFi router
A recent Wikileaks document dump revealed that the CIA has been hacking wireless routers. The documents suggest it has been going on for years and as many as 25 devices from 10 different manufacturers...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Ai Weiwei's 'Hansel & Gretel' is a surveillance playground
Should you Instagram an art exhibit?Taking an art selfie might mean participating in the aesthetic experience, hacking and remixing it with your presence. Then again, maybe commoditizing the affair fo...
10:11 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Netflix will join net neutrality 'Day of Action' after all
After being on the front lines of net neutrality action for years, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently declared that it is no longer its "primary battle ... because we're big enough to get th...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Engadget at E3: Checking in on indie game development in 2017
The indie-video-game industry is massive, churning out mainstream hits and padding the marketplaces on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, mobile and even Nintendo Switch. But the one thing that makes indie ...
09:52 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget US Air Force launch costings give SpaceX all the marketing it needs
The US Air Force has revealed how much the government can save by having SpaceX launch some of its satellites instead of relying purely on United Launch Alliance. Launch prices used to be discussed in...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Apple hires the executives that brought 'Breaking Bad' to Sony
Apple's push into television has been given a massive boost after the company announced it has hired two of the industry's biggest executives. Former Sony Pictures Television presidents Jami...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Apple hires the executives who brought 'Breaking Bad' to Sony
Apple's push into television has been given a massive boost after the company announced it has hired two of the industry's biggest executives. Former Sony Pictures Television presidents Jami...
09:10 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
In a surprising turn of events, Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced this morning that they are merging; Amazon will acquire the high-end organic food company for approximately $13.7 billion cash. ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Meet the people behind Engadget's $500,000 immersive art grant
Just over a month ago, I announced the Engadget Alternate Realities grant program, an initiative aimed at funding art projects that embrace new media and immersive technologies. With just two weeks le...
08:30 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget 'Vampyr' is more about who you kill than how you do it
Developer Dontnod has taken a sharp turn from its previous games Life is Strange and Remember Me with Vampyr, but there's more to think about than just another angle on gender politics. We stoppe...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Eating a cookie of the future made with recycled bread
There's plenty of food to go around, but most of it is left rotting in the back of our cupboards rather than in the hands of those who need it. Imagine the scenes at a bakery at the end of a slow...
07:50 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Three fined 1.9 million for weak 999 call handling system
As Britain's telecoms regulator, Ofcom's responsibilities include fining providers for serious service blunders. Three is the latest company to be hit with one of Ofcom's invoices, havi...
07:25 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon's new policy kills ad network that monetizes Echo Skills
When VoiceLabs debuted its interactive ads for the Amazon Echo, it had backing from big names like ESPN and Wendy's. For a while, it gave developers using the service called "Sponsored Messa...
06:30 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Modern Keyboard hides a fingerprint sensor
Microsoft has quietly unveiled the Modern Mouse and Modern Keyboard, its next generation of Windows 10 input devices that match the latest Surface models in design and finish. Much like Apple's k...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, June 16th 2017
It might only be Friday morning, but yesterday marked the end of the world's biggest gaming show, E3. Today, we're bringing you even more impressions from the biggest titles you'll be p...
04:20 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget US funds tech giants' efforts to build next-gen supercomputers
The US government is giving six companies a total of $258 million in hopes that they can build an exascale supercomputer before China, Japan or anyone else does. A post on the Exascale Computing Proje...
02:53 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Canada rules that all new cellphones must be unlocked
Canadians pay some of the highest wireless rates of any G7 nation, and to add insult to injury, they often have to shell out $50 or more to unlock cellphones when switching operators. However, the nat...
12:44 am -04 - Fri, June 16, 2017
Engadget Woman raped in India sues Uber for obtaining her medical records
The Uber passenger who was brutally raped by her driver in India in 2014 has sued the ride-hailing firm for improperly obtaining and sharing her medical records. See, while the company showed support ...
11:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget DirecTV Now tempts potential subscribers with free Roku box
AT&amp;T's DirectTV Now over-the-top streaming television service came on strong last fall. Launched against heavy competition from Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, AT&amp;T decided to sweet...
10:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget China bounced an 'unhackable' quantum signal between cities
The field of quantum cryptography, which seeks to transmit encrypted information using entangled quantum particles like photons, could help lay the groundwork for tomorrow's quantum networks but ...
09:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Musical.ly debuts original mini-shows from NBC and MTV
Musical.ly debuts its first original shows today -- the first of a few it will be rolling out over the coming weeks. The company has signed original content deals with entertainment groups Viacom, NBC...
08:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Super Mario Odyssey lets player two tag along as Mario's hat
Just like at last year's E3, a new installment in a Nintendo franchise is stealing the show. Super Mario Odyssey already plays like a weird, wonderful new game with an expansive world to explore....
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget I used E3 to take a very public crash course in 'Arms'
In hindsight, this was a bad idea. I'm rubbish at almost every kind of competitive, multiplayer game, and motion controls are a waggling "am I doing this right?" nightmare. Still, at E3...
07:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Pix Camera imitates Prisma with its AI-powered filters
Microsoft Pix Camera uses artificial intelligence to make your pictures of people better. It uses algorithms behind the scenes to analyze the 10 frames it snaps for every picture you take, looking for...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Steven Universe: Save the Light has all of the shows charm
Cartoon Network's Steven Universe practically begs for the role-playing-game treatment, with its deep lore, unique characters and gorgeous hand-drawn art style. The show got its first video-game ...
06:40 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Spotify adds Eventbrite to its roster of concert listings
Spotify has had concert listing recommendations for awhile now thanks to a partnership with Songkick. You could purchase tickets from providers such as Ticketmaster, LiveNation and of course Songkick ...
06:19 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: The Apple Watch Series 1 (42mm) drops to $230
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Engadget at E3: Why Konami has high hopes for 'PES 2018'
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 promises to be the franchise's best title in years, thanks to a combination of smoother gameplay and improved life-like graphics. Then there's the fact you'll ...
05:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget The key to better wireless charging lies in quantum mechanics
Wireless charging is a great idea in theory: You can just place your device on a charging mat without having to mess with any wires. But it still doesn't solve the main hassle of charging in the ...
05:19 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Lyft relies on autonomous EVs to meet climate impact goals
While Uber has been engulfed in a hurricane of scandal, its ride-hailing competitor Lyft has published its climate impact goals. The company says that with the help of autonomous and electric vehicles...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Starlink blends gaming and toys in a genuinely intriguing way
Following the likes of Amiibo, Skylanders and the rest, Ubisoft's latest take on the physical toy/videogame hybrid, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, already feels like an exciting proposition -- even ...
04:47 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Lines cute AI speakers are unimpressed by your mindless requests
We knew Japanese messaging giant Line was working on an AI assistant called Clova, and that it would first inhabit a clever-looking smart speaker called the Wave. What we only just discovered, however...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Subway hopes touchscreens will bust up its sales slump
It couldn't be that their bread used to contain the same chemicals as yoga mats. It certainly isn't the fact that their high-profile spokesman of 15 years is now serving 15 more in federal p...
04:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget The reinvented Assassins Creed Origins feels mostly the same
Microsoft gave us the first glimpse of the upcoming Assassin's Creed during its Xbox One X reveal at E3. A day later, Ubisoft discussed the details about how it took a year off from the franchise...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget HP is turning trash into printer cartridges
All those printer cartridges from HP that usually cost an arm and leg will start helping to do some good in the world beyond your prints of kitten photos. During an event at its headquarters, HP annou...
03:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Popular GTA modder tool receives a Cease and Desist from Take Two
After nearly ten years in operation, popular Grand Theft Auto modder software OpenIV has been taken offline by its developers after they reportedly received a cease and desist letter from Take Two Int...
03:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget In a bid to improve its service, Emirates introduces....AR
Emirates is looking to boost customer service and improve the travel experience with the help of AR. The airline wants to equip its staff with AR goggles that would help them tailor service to each cu...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Logitech's wireless mouse charging tech feels like a miracle
Logitech's main mission at E3 this year: proving to gamers that wireless mice are just as capable, and sometimes more so, than their corded counterparts. The company revealed two innovations at t...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Logitech's wireless-mouse charging tech feels like a miracle
Logitech's main mission at E3 this year: proving to gamers that wireless mice are just as capable, and sometimes more so, than their corded counterparts. The company revealed two innovations at t...
02:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook is countering terrorism with AI and human sleuths
With a user base of nearly 2 billion people, Facebook's global influence is nearly unrivaled, making it a potent platform for extremist ideologies. And while the company has long sought to limit ...
02:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Estonia is first in the EU to let cute delivery bots on sidewalks
Starship Technologies' delivery bots have been dropping off lunches in Europe and the US with increasing regularity, and governments are slowly warming to the idea. State legislatures in Virginia...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget In 'Far Cry 5,' your teammates might be the real stars
Far Cry 5 is one of the most anticipated games at E3 2017, even if it won't be out until 2018 -- like so many other titles previewed this week. That distant launch might be why I felt surprised t...
01:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Yahoo eSports shuttered after just a year
As of tomorrow, Yahoo eSports will be no more. The site, which covers professional competitive video gaming, is a casualty of the Yahoo merger with AOL....
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Google wants to speed up image recognition in mobile apps
Cloud-based AI is so last year, because now the major push from companies like chip-designer ARM, Facebook and Apple is to fit deep learning onto your smartphone. Google wants to spread the deep learn...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget OK K.O. is a brilliant cartoon with a game to match
With his small, boxy stature and pin-thin legs, K.O. doesn't look like much of a superhero. But that's the whole point of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, an animated series from Cartoon Netwo...
12:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon has the tech to thwart comparison shoppers in its stores
Amazon's low prices, exclusive discounts and quick delivery have lured customers away from traditional brick and mortar stores for years, but their reach has been mostly limited to the online sph...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget At last, you can get Microsoft Office from the Windows Store
The excellent Surface Laptop is now available in stores, and Microsoft Office is now in the Windows Store for the first time. This is a necessary step in Microsoft's plan for laptop domination, a...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget UK defense company sold powerful surveillance tech to Mid East
The BBC reported today that the UK defense company BAE systems sold powerful surveillance technology to a number of countries in the Middle East. The report comes after a year-long investigation spear...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Telegram founder says US government tried to bribe developers
Dismissed as a WhatsApp clone when it launched in August 2013, Telegram has grown like a weed. The messaging service now counts more than 100 million monthly active users, who have flocked to the plat...
11:22 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget This self-driving grocery store has no employees
The idea of a fully automated grocery store with no human employees might sound strange (or very appealing, depending on just how much you hate interacting with people), and now, Shanghai residents ca...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget 'Forza Motorsport 7' has more than just 4K to offer Xbox racers
When Microsoft announced Forza Motorsport 7, it was easy to focus on its eye-popping 4K resolution while maintaining 60fps, but the most important question is always, "How does it drive?" Af...
10:39 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Amazons Dash Wand lets you order groceries with your voice
You may remember the Amazon Dash, a small handheld device that made it easier for you to buy even more stuff. Now, Amazon has released a new version of the device, the Dash Wand, that is functionally ...
10:24 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget A tiny sensor turns any stationary bike into a VR workout machine
A $400 VR exercise bike might be a tough sell for VirZOOM, but the company has a new option that could make working out in virtual reality more compelling. At E3 2017, the company is showing off its n...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget CamSoda wants you to broadcast your life, sex optional
CamSoda may be a relatively small porn industry player, but it has embraced new technology by offering things like holographic girls and virtual blowjobs. Now, it's trying to meld two other popul...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' on PC is nothing like the first game
Destiny, like Bungie's Halo before it, was a relatively slow-paced shooter. That was ideal for console controllers, but it wouldn't have translated well to PCs, where gamers expect everythin...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Twitter launches its biggest iOS redesign in years
Ever since Twitter decided it was more of a place to find out what's going on in the world rather than just another social network, it's made quite a few changes. It invested more in live vi...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Twitter launches its biggest redesign in years
Ever since Twitter decided it was more of a place to find out what's going on in the world rather than just another social network, it's made quite a few changes. It invested more in live vi...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook rolls out GIF comments to everybody
Facebook has had strange relationship with GIFs over the years. For a long time, they weren't supported at all, but as the social network grew, they came to Messenger and then to comments -- as l...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Sphero ditches the robots for a storytelling Spider-Man toy
Sphero is moving beyond cute, connected rolling balls fast. Less than a month after introducing a tie-in for the animated movie franchise Cars, the company's now taking the wraps off of its first...
07:50 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Sky thinks you need to record six shows at once
Before the internet and the rise of streaming, families across the nation would sit down at regular times each week to get their fill of television. It still happens now, but on-demand services have c...
07:08 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Marimba-playing robot crafts its own tunes
Georgia Tech's Mason Bretan has built a robot that can not only play music, but is now learning how to compose its own tunes. Shimon is a four-armed, marimba-playing droid that draws upon its vas...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, June 15th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.A beautiful Minecraft? The return of Beyond Good and Evil? A Firefox browser that can challenge the speed of Chrome? What's happening?! Thursday's Mornin...
05:32 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Researchers are using VR to make dentist visits less painful
Like airlines, dentists understand that the more they can distract you from what they're doing, the better off everyone will be. UK researchers wanted see if virtual reality can ease patient pain...
04:07 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Pro are now available worldwide
If you're looking to buy the Surface Laptop or the Surface Pro, there's a chance that you'll be able to get it right now, even if you're not in the US. Both PCs are now available i...
01:40 am -04 - Thu, June 15, 2017
Engadget CNBC: Apple wants the iPhone to manage your medical history
Apple has been working on a hush-hush project that would make your whole medical history more accessible, according to CNBC. The tech titan reportedly wants to turn your iPhone into a repository for e...
11:57 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Mobile roaming is (mostly) free across the EU
It's been a long time in coming and had plenty of trials and tribulations, but it's finally here: mobile roaming is now free in the EU. As long as you have service in a member state and live...
11:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget The ambition of 'Beyond Good and Evil 2' might exceed the hype
We've waited a long time for the sequel to Beyond Good and Evil. And you know what? They actually went and did it. Arguably the biggest surprise of E3 2017 was a minute-long trailer teasing a gam...
10:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Sling TVs improved DVR wont delete your recordings
You asked, and Sling TV answered. By popular demand, the live TV streaming service's Cloud DVR now lets users protect shows from deletion and added the ability to record content on Fox channels. ...
09:27 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Plex update brings local video playback to its Android app
Plex's last few big announcements include unveiling live TV streaming for its premium subscribers and launching Plex Cloud, which lets users pipe media stored on cloud-based services (like DropBo...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Mystery internet company challenges NSAs mass surveillance order
Thanks to a newly-declassified document, we know that an unnamed tech company refused to comply with NSA orders to let the agency spy on the company's client users. It's the first known case...
07:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk brings his Mars plan before the scientific community
In this month's issue of New Space, Elon Musk outlined his plan to colonize Mars. His article discusses how to bring down the cost of Mars flights as well as some of the specs of necessary equipm...
06:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Call of Duty' goes back to what it does best: historic warfare
After Infinite Warfare, I was ready to give up on Call of Duty. I just didn't think the futuristic space setting was very compelling and couldn't bring myself to finish the campaign. Just wh...
06:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Netflix has more American subscribers than cable TV
If it wasn't already clear that Netflix has become a mainstay of the American media landscape, it is now. A combination of official data with Leichtman Research estimates shows that, as of the f...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Engadget at E3: How video games and film are merging inside VR
In Door No. 1, a new virtual reality comedy show coming to Hulu, the audience becomes the director, choosing not only where to look, but also selecting certain actions and propelling the story forward...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Our sun used to have a twin star named Nemesis
Astronomers have long been puzzled by the fact that our sun doesn't have a companion star. After all, most similar stars are part of a binary, or even triplet, system. Now, scientists may have co...
05:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Engadget at E3: VR is here -- so what's next?
For gamers, 2016 was the year of VR. But now that the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR are already on the market, with an ever-growing library of titles, where does the industry need to go fro...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Pro Evolution Soccer 2018' continues to be a pleasure to play
Every year, there's the ongoing debate about which football game is the best: EA's FIFA or Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer. And the truth is they're both great in their own right -- ...
04:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Ohio drunk drivers ordered to install Uber or Lyft
Drunk drivers may have a new consequence for getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. They'll still face stiff penalties like fines, mandatory driver's prevention programs and possible ja...
04:25 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Duck Season' is equal parts nostalgic and creepy
When I was a kid with the original Nintendo Entertainment System, I of course played Duck Hunt. Fast forward 25 years and I did so in virtual reality, live on stage at E3 in front of the entire intern...
04:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Boxs desktop app is fine for you, but better for businesses
When you think of cloud storage services, your mind probably drifts over Dropbox or Google Drive. You might not remember Box as well -- it was one of the earliest cloud providers out there and it'...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Echo Arena is competitive, virtual reality frisbee in zero gravity
When we saw Lone Echo at Oculus Connect 3 late last year, it solved one of virtual reality's biggest limitations by ignoring humanity's most common form of locomotion: walking. The game take...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Google Drive will soon back up any file or folder on your computer
If you use a cloud storage app on your PC, there's a good chance you use it as much for backing up your system as you do for accessing files on different devices. And Google knows it. The interne...
03:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Odyssey' may look bizarre, but it feels just right
There's perhaps no better example of Nintendo's creativity in game design than the Super Mario Bros. franchise. At a glance, the company's mascot seems like an unchanging, static figure...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Micosofts AI earns perfect Ms Pac-Man score
Some tasks are just too complex, too nuanced to tackle all at once, like beating all 256 levels of Ms. Pac-Man on the Atari 2600 while earning a perfect score of 999,990. That's why Microsoft did...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Microsofts AI earns perfect Ms Pac-Man score
Some tasks are just too complex, too nuanced to tackle all at once, like beating all 256 levels of Ms. Pac-Man on the Atari 2600 while earning a perfect score of 999,990. That's why Microsoft did...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Wolfenstein II' starts with a wheelchair, Nazis and a machine gun
A little over four months away from launch, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus already feels finished. The game takes place almost immediately after the events of 2014's Wolfenstein: The New Order,...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget The Grammys take voting online at last
Say what you will about the Grammys and its problems, but at least the Recording Academy has been making an effort to catch up with the times. After making streaming-only albums eligible for awards th...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget How violence in video games changes with the times
Violence is the default mechanic in the video game world. But, as video game graphics become more realistic and virtual reality headsets make games more immersive, developers are taking greater care w...
01:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Project Cars 2' takes simulated driving to a whole new level
With the likes of Forza and Gran Turismo getting their share of stage time at the big E3 events, it can be easy to overlook some of the other options. Bandai Namco and Slightly Mad Studios' Proje...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget How to avert (even more) disaster at Uber
Uber is a classic example of that old adage about money not being enough to buy you class, especially in 2017. The startup, valued at around $70 billion, has been helped and hindered by the leadership...
01:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Essentials exclusivity deal with Sprint might not be so bad
Few Android phones have generated the enthusiasm that Essential's PH-1 has. If you haven't been keeping up, it's a very pretty, surprisingly clever premium smartphone cooked up by Andy ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook made a bot that can lie for better bargains
Chatbots can help you order pizza, accept payments and be super racist, but their usefulness has been pretty limited. However, Facebook announced today that it has created a much more capable bot by g...
12:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Library of Congress archives select webcomics for posterity
Webcomics have been around for a long while, and that's raising a question: who's going to preserve those comics for online viewing outside of non-profits like the Internet Archive? The Lib...
12:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Shadow of the Colossus' was rebuilt from the ground up for PS4
When Sony unveiled a remake Shadow of the Colossus for the PS4, it raised one big question: is it just a glorified remaster, or a true revamp? Thankfully, it's more than just a quick-and-dirty up...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Minecraft' looks like a completely different game in 4K
The best demonstration of the Xbox One X's 4K capabilities comes from an unlikely, blocky source: Minecraft. Behind closed doors at E3 2017, Microsoft showed off a handful of games it upgraded to...
11:51 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Humble Bundle sweetens its subscription with games that don't expire
Humble Bundle's monthly subscription is fine if you enjoy getting a surprise mix of big-name and indie games. But what if you'd like access to a more reliable catalog, too? You're set a...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'The Darwin Project' is a 'Hunger Games'-style battle arena
The Darwin Project came out of nowhere and snapped up the spotlight at Microsoft's E3 press conference. It's the first game from the 12-person development house Scavengers Studio, and it com...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'The Darwin Project' is a 'Hunger Games'style battle arena
The Darwin Project came out of nowhere and snapped up the spotlight at Microsoft's E3 press conference. It's the first game from the 12-person development house Scavengers Studio, and it com...
11:14 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook's Safety Check now includes status updates and fundraisers
Facebook's Safety Check is a useful feature, but its implementation has experienced some bumps along the way. Now, the company hope to smooth out some of those rough edges with new features it an...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget It takes a smart city to make cars truly autonomous
Artificial intelligence is driving the autonomous car. Coupled with robust computers, automobiles of the future will be more powerful than any other device we own. But they'll only be as powerful...
10:52 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Ni No Kuni 2' changes everything but the Ghibli-esque charm
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is beautiful. If it's not the detailed environment, it's the expressive cartoon characters interacting with each other like some kind of CGI anime masterpiece....
10:37 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Instagram is making it harder for users to be shills on the sly
Some of Instagram's biggest stars are notorious for quietly shilling products, but that's about to change. The company confirmed in a blog post this morning that it's working on a new p...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Firefox finally unveils its faster, more memory-efficient browser
The team behind open-source browser Firefox has released a much-awaited version that promises to be faster and less of a memory hog. Version 54 is the first to use "multiple process" tech th...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget 'Gran Turismo Sport' is a blast even if you're terrible at it
I've never been into Gran Turismo (or racing games in general), but when my colleague Timothy J. Seppala asked if I wanted to play the franchise's next title, GT Sport, I didn't think t...
09:47 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Xbox's new avatar options include prosthetics and a baby bump
Haven't given your Xbox Live avatar much thought lately? Neither have I, and that's probably why Microsoft is taking action on that front. Yesterday, the company announced that the avatar sy...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Microsoft patches Windows XP to stop foreign hack attacks
Last month, Microsoft took what it called the "highly unusual" step of patching older Windows versions like XP against the WannaCrypt ransomware virus. It's doing the same in June to pr...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget IBM will put connected car data to better use
As cars get smarter, we're going to have to deal with all of the information our daily drives create in a way we've never had to bother with before. Thankfully, IBM is offering to be the mid...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Razer's Blade Stealth packs a larger display into a familiar frame
While the Razer Blade Stealth is a solid laptop, that 12.5-inch display is rather confining... especially when you know that there are other small laptops with larger displays. Razer is setting things...
08:34 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget US: North Korea's been hacking everyone since 2009
US authorities believe the North Korean government has been using an army of hackers called "Hidden Cobra" to deploy cyber attacks over the past eight years. That's according to the Tec...
08:05 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Europe's top court rules that ISPs should block The Pirate Bay
Even though its founders are long gone, The Pirate Bay remains one of the biggest piracy websites on the planet. Over the last decade, the torrent hub has been shutdown, reborn and consistently target...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Qualcomms new chips will give rise to more smart speakers
The smart speaker trend started with Amazon's Echo, and now includes Google Home and Apple HomePod, but it could get a lot more crowded thanks to Qualcomm. It has just unveiled a reference "...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, June 14th 2017
Welcome to the middle of the week. It was Nintendo's turn to dominate E3, the world's biggest gaming show. Super Mario Odyssey is coming to the Switch this October, Intel is making VR better...
04:20 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at two US airports
It's never a nice experience to stand in line at the airport for hours just to get a pat down when you get to the end. Hopefully, TSA's new biometric fingerprint tech could make air travel a...
02:50 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' can now assist you in Spanish
It sounds like Facebook "M," the AI-powered virtual assistant for Messenger, has learned a new language. According to the social network, it can now dole out suggestions in Spanish if that&#...
01:12 am -04 - Wed, June 14, 2017
Engadget Intels wireless HTC Vive add-on is where VR is headed
Complexity is bad for VR. The lengthy wires you need to connect a VR headset to your gaming PC or PlayStation 4 might not be a huge deal to geeks, but they're the sort of thing mainstream consume...
11:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Uber board member resigns after making a sexist remark
Are you familiar with David Bonderman? If not, you might now remember him as the Uber board member who resigned because he made sexist remark during a meeting meant to address the company's toxic...
11:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Sony's fantastical Toio cubes combine robotics with papercraft
Sony's made some endearingly offbeat electronic toys over the years -- looking at you people who gave your Aibos funerals. The company's newest addition to its crowdfunding site, First Fligh...
10:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch
Audi will launch its next generation A8, which is expected to have level 3 autonomous, on July 11th. Ahead of that unveiling, the company released a video of the new vehicle parking itself....
09:09 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Atari 2600 fans get the revival console they deserve
If you want to play retro Atari 2600 games, you're not short of options. There's eBay for the original console of course. You can play some on mobile, or buy one of those "Flashback&quo...
08:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget France and the UK pressure internet companies to fight extremism
The British and French have already made separate efforts to limit extremists' online presences, but they now believe they can accomplish more by working together. The two nations have unveiled a...
07:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget 'Duck Season' on HTC Vive revives the NES blaster with a dark twist
Duck Season brings back the classic NES light gun that holds a special place in any Duck Hunt fan's heart -- but with a dark VR twist. Duck Season is heading to the HTC Vive "very soon,"...
07:18 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon offers cash back for keeping your gift card topped up
Amazon knows how to keep you topping up your gift card balance: offer a little money in return. It's introducing a Prime Reload perk that gives American shoppers 2 percent cash back whenever the...
07:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Senators reveal plans for national self-driving car legislation
The American transportation industry has been calling for national rules governing self-driving cars, and it looks like it might get its wish. Senators Bill Nelson, Gary Peters and John Thune have unv...
06:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Relive 'Tron' disc battles when 'Sparc' launches first on PSVR
Have you wanted to relive Tron's light disc battles through CCP Games' Sparc (aka Project Arena)? You're about to get your chance... although you may have to switch platforms to get it ...
06:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget The FCC cant limit excessive inmate phone call rates
The FCC of 2015 pushed for limits to "excessive and egregious" rates for prison-based telephone calls. This was a progressive move to limit the ability states and private prisons to make mon...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget The Xbox One X is aspirational in the purest sense of the word
The Xbox One X is aspirational in the purest sense of the word. It's Microsoft's direct response to people saying that the standard Xbox One wasn't powerful enough in comparison to Sony...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Watch Nintendo's E3 2017 event in under 7 minutes
The E3 Nintendo Spotlight earlier today delivered a load of announcements in about half an hour. We're all busy people, and you might not have time to watch the entire event to catch up on the ne...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Virtual nation Asgardia will launch itself into space
Asgardia, also known as "The Space Nation," will launch a small satellite later this year. According to Asgardia's leader, Russian scientist Igor Ashurbeyli, the satellite will carry th...
05:12 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Microsoft rolls out space-saving Files on Demand to Windows Insiders
Storing your files in the cloud is a great thing for managing them across devices, but if you want to work on them on your own or with others, you either need to let them sync to your local computer o...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Google gives its Local Guides more perks and higher levels
Google's Local Guides program has grown to more than 30 million members in the three years since its inception. Participants earn points towards rewards from the company for leaving Yelp-like rev...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Action-RPG 'Code Vein' hits Xbox One, PS4 and PCs next year
Bandai Namco released the first trailer for its upcoming action-RPG game Code Vein just last month, but it couldn't exactly let E3 come and go without spilling a few more beans now, could it? We&...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Netflix, HBO and 28 other companies form anti-piracy alliance
Today, 30 content creators and entertainment companies announced that they have teamed up to fight piracy. The coalition, called ACE -- Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment -- includes the likes ...
04:04 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Apple issues billion-dollar green bond to support clean projects
Just because Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement doesn't mean the American people are going to go along with him. Cities, states and private companies from around th...
03:47 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Google highlights what it thinks an app should be
Many mobile app stores have an editor's choice section that spotlights the latest and greatest titles. However, Google wants to go one step further. It's launching an Android Excellence se...
03:31 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Sprint tempts Verizons customers with a year of free data
After ending its "half your bill" promotion earlier this year, Sprint is back with a new strategy to steal customers from its rivals. It's offering a year of free "unlimited" ...
03:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Tesla Model X earns a perfect NHTSA safety rating
Tesla has yet another achievement to crow about. On Tuesday, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its assessment of the company's Model X SUV and awarded it ...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget E3 hasnt forgotten about PC gaming
While consoles hog the bulk of the spotlight at E3, PC gaming is still a big part of the convention. Intel held its first-ever E3 event yesterday, where it announced the VR Challenger League, an espor...
02:47 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Google hires designer behind Apple's mobile chips
Google wasn't shy about targeting its Pixel phones at iPhone users (it even helped them migrate), and now that similarity could extend to the processors under the hood. Variety has discovered th...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Watch Sony's E3 2017 event in under 15 minutes
Between us, I'm nearly heartbroken about Sony not sharing any details about The Last of Us: Part Two at its E3 2017 keynote yesterday. That said, the company did make some interesting reveals at ...
02:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Mario Kart is drifting into a Japanese VR arcade
Few things in life are as uniquely stressful as pulling into first place in Mario Kart, only to hear a Blue Shell hurtling at you from behind. There's no escape -- all you can do is close your ey...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Watch Ubisoft's E3 event in under 10 minutes
Ubisoft gave us the rundown on its library of upcoming games yesterday at E3 and there was a lot of news packed into the briefing. If you missed it, don't worry. We've trimmed down the event...
01:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget 'Metroid: Samus Returns' will soon spelunk alien caverns on the 3DS
In addition to teasing the fourth installment of the Metroid Prime series at E3 on Tuesday, Nintendo also announced that the armored space heroine will be returning to the 3DS in a 2.5-D side-scrollin...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget The Xbox One X vs. the PlayStation 4 Pro: 4K and more
As Microsoft shows off its new Xbox One X at this year's E3, Sony's presentation focused primarily on its lineup of games. That's because its own powered-up console, the PlayStation 4 P...
01:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Instagram rolls out its Archive feature to all users
Last month, we reported that Instagram was trying out a new feature that allows you to hide old photos. Now, that feature, called Archive, has been rolled out to all Instagram users....
01:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is on leave from the company
Uber has been in some hot water recently, as their toxic company culture has been under the microscope after Susan J. Fowler, an engineer, wrote a scathing account of the sexual harassment she'd ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Live from Engadgets E3 2017 stage: Interviews, panels and more!
Every year at CES we build a stage, invite fascinating people to come chat with us, and take a closer look at what really matters at the show. It's a blast! In fact, we have such a good time that...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook is making a reality show with a former 'Ninja Warrior' producer
Facebook has added a second show to its original TV programming lineup. The reality competition series Last State Standing has been greenlit, according to The Hollywood Reporter....
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook is making a reality show with a 'Ninja Warrior' producer
Facebook has added a second show to its original TV programming lineup. The reality competition series Last State Standing has been greenlit, according to The Hollywood Reporter....
12:38 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Nintendo is releasing Amiibo for a 'Legend of Zelda' add-on
Nintendo doesn't just want you to download add-on content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild... it wants you to snap up more figurines, too. The gaming giant has unveiled four Amiibo des...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Compete with Xbox friends when 'Rocket League' arrives on Switch
Rocket League is coming to the Nintendo Switch. That alone is big news, but bigger yet? When it's released this holiday, you'll be able to play against folks on Steam and Xbox One. That'...
12:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget 'Super Mario Odyssey' comes to the Switch October 27th
When Nintendo announced Super Mario Odyssey alongside the Nintendo Switch reveal, it felt like a breath of fresh air. Sure, the Wii U had New Super Mario Bros U, Mario Maker and the excellent platform...
12:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget A new 'Kirby' game is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018
Nintendo wasn't going to let E3 pass without making some announcements of its own and today the company is doing just that. One of those revelations is that everyone's favorite wobbling roun...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget 'Yoshi' on Switch is more cardboard, less yarn
There's a new art style coming to the Yoshi franchise in its latest game, as the title character trundles around a diorama-styled 2.5-D setup collecting items, defeating enemies and solving puzzl...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget GM begins mass-producing self-driving Bolt EVs
The Chevy Bolt EV is an affordable, long-range electric car that's garnered positive reviews, but GM wasn't willing to stop there. They've just completed production on 130 self-driving ...
12:18 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget A bonafide 'Pokmon' game is coming to the Switch
For months, Pok&eacute;mon fans have been speculating about a possible Sun and Moon port for the Nintendo Switch. A version called "Stars" has been rumored since November, promising new ...
12:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget 'Metroid' is really, truly back
Oh boy. We thought Nintendo's E3 showing would center entirely around Super Mario Odyssey, but it had another bombshell for us in its Direct livestream showcase. A decade later, Metroid is truly ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Twitter DM buttons let brands help (or sell to) users
If you open a Messaging window with Focus Features' account on Twitter, you'll get greeted by a menu with a few choices to pick from. Those are the platform's new Direct Messaging Butto...
11:43 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Peter Thiel-backed bed sensor company Hello is put to sleep
In an announcement posted yesterday on Medium, Hello's founder James Proud said that his company would be shutting down. And Hello's product, the sleep monitor Sense, will be shutting down a...
11:25 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Russia is targeting US military personnel with online propaganda
Russia is going to great lengths to undermine the US military by not just spying on it, but trying to influence its members, according to a report from Politico. Operatives have been friending soldier...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Verizon now officially owns Yahoo (minus Marissa Mayer)
Last July, Verizon announced that it planned to buy the bulk of Yahoo's internet business. Today, Verizon announced that the $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo is now complete. As a part of the c...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Vizio's color-rich M- and P-series 4K TVs go on sale
Vizio's 2017 M-series TVs were intriguing when we saw them in April. In some ways, you're getting better image quality than far more expensive sets. And now, you can give them a try -- the c...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget This worm grew a second head after a trip to space
There are all kinds of experiments going on aboard the International Space Station, but they all probably don't produce results as strange as this one. An article published today in the journal R...
08:55 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials
Snapchat isn't just meant for sending ephemeral messages anymore. If you want to watch some shows, just check out its Discovery platform. In fact, you can even use it to apply for a grueling and ...
08:33 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Logitech's human-spotting Nest cam rival works outdoors
Back in 2015, Logitech took one look at Dropcam / Nest's home security cameras and thought it could do better. It released Circle, a cute ball that could monitor your dwelling and even stream vid...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Eero upgrades its mesh WiFi system with more power
Last year, Eero launched an all-in-one WiFi solution that aims to rid your house of dead spots forever. Each Eero hub combines the functions of a router, a range extender and a repeater, and once you ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Seagates new PS4 hard drive tacks on 2TB of extra storage
Back in March, Sony released a PS4 update that finally let owners use external hard drives of up to 8TB with their consoles -- and any extra space is great when the average installed game takes up 40 ...
07:37 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Tim Cook says Apple is working on 'autonomous systems'
Has Tim Cook made the first public admission that Apple is indeed working on self-driving car technology? Bloomberg seems to think so, based on comments made by the CEO in an interview at WWDC earlier...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Waymo bids its self-driving bubble cars farewell
Say goodbye to Waymo's quirky bubble-shaped autonomous cars. Google's former self-driving car division is retiring its fleet of "Fireflies" -- also known as "koalas" and ...
06:42 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Report: Russia hacked election systems in 39 US states
Russia's US election meddling was much more widespread than the public has been told, according to a report from Bloomberg. Hackers attacked vote systems in 39 states, accessed campaign finance d...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, June 13th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.It's Tuesday morning, and we've got a whole lot of PlayStation news to share. Yep, it was Sony's turn to wow gamers. Did it? Well, maybe. It depends...
04:31 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon allows Echo call-blocking a month after it should have
Last month, Amazon introduced Alexa calling and messaging, features tailor-made for the Echo and its all-hearing microphone, letting you do busywork while chatting with friends. However, it neglected ...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Tech Hunters: The PlayStation and the rise of 3D gaming
In the early nineties, the console market was rising to prominence. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and Sega Mega Drive were popular but were largely dismissed as kid's toys becaus...
03:01 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget The Surface Laptop is the pinnacle of design
Just a few years ago, the idea that Microsoft could be one of the most exciting PC makers around would have seemed insane. The first Surface didn't inspire much hope. (I distinctly remember wanti...
01:31 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget Your favorite Insta celebs arent following FTC ad guidelines
In April, the FTC reminded a bunch of celebrities, brands and influencers about how to properly post sponsored content on social media. But a study done by the marketing firm Mediakix found that 93 pe...
12:11 am -04 - Tue, June 13, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' release dates confirmed for PC and consoles
Tonight during Sony's E3 2017 press conference we got a good look at the new trailer for Destiny 2, and now Bungie has revealed when the game will launch. Officially, the sequel will be released ...
11:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Egypt bans dozens of independent news websites
Egypt didn't retire its ban hammer the moment it blocked 21 independent news websites back in May. According to Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, an Egyptian government watchdog,...
10:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Monster Hunter: World' is the series' first worldwide unified release
The Monster Hunter series is bigger in Japan than many of the foes you'll face in the game with its most recent release, Monster Hunter X, selling 3.2 million copies in roughly its first month. T...
10:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Polyarc's VR game 'Moss' is a 'Zelda'-esque mousey adventure
In September 2016, a trio of ex-Destiny and Halo developers raised $3.5 million in seed money from overseas developers to create a new studio, Polyarc, dedicated to making virtual reality content. We ...
10:07 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget PS4-exclusive Spider-Man arrives in 2018
The history of Spider-Man games is filled with highs and lows. For every Spider-Man 2 there's a Spider-Man: Edge of Time, an initially promising but ultimately lackluster outing. Sony hopes to ch...
10:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Skyrim' is coming to the PSVR after all
Fallout 4 isn't the only Bethesda title getting the VR treatment. During the Sony E3 announcement on Monday, the company confirmed leaks from earlier in the week that it is also porting Elder Scr...
10:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Skyrim' is coming to the PSVR, after all
Fallout 4 isn't the only Bethesda title getting the VR treatment. During the Sony E3 announcement Monday, the company confirmed leaks from earlier in the week that it is also porting Elder Scroll...
09:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'The Inpatient' takes you into a mental asylum on PlayStation VR
It seems that Supermassive Games, the developers behind Until Dawn, has been busy lately. Not only are they delivering another social game with Hidden Agenda, they're also working on a PlayStatio...
09:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget The next 'God of War' comes to PS4 in early 2018
When Sony teased us with a new God of War game at last year's E3, its presentation was almost perfect. The ten minute gameplay reveal had almost everything -- the return of Kratos, alive and well...
09:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget A new 'Shadow of the Colossus' HD remake is coming in 2018
PlayStation 4 users are getting a new remake of Shadow of the Colossus next year, Sony has just announced at its E3 2017 keynote. The action-adventure game originally came out in 2005 for the PlayStat...
09:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Matterfall' brings frantic sci-fi shooting to PS4 on August 15th
Wondering when you'll get to see Matterfall, the next side-scroller from the Resogun creators at Housemarque? You won't have to wait too long. Housemarque and Sony have revealed that Matterf...
09:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Monster Hunter World' heads to PlayStation in early 2018
If you're a Monster Hunter from way back, you'll likely be excited to know that Capcom's latest iteration, Monster Hunter World, is set to release in early 2018. The trailer came onstag...
09:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Pacifist RPG 'Undertale' heading to PS4 and Vita
If you've never looked at a PC as a gaming device, you might have missed one of 2015's best, most unexpected RPG hits: Undertale. It was a quirky, independent game that billed itself as &quo...
09:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Ni No Kuni II' arrives on November 10th
Ahead of Sony's highly anticipated E3 address on Monday, Bandai Namco confirmed that its sequel to 2013's Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will arrive on November 10, 2017. The story fol...
09:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Ni No Kuni II' arrives November 10th
Ahead of Sony's highly anticipated E3 address Monday, Bandai Namco confirmed its sequel to 2013's Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will arrive November 10th. The story follows young King...
09:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Hidden Agenda' is the next social game from the 'Until Dawn' crew
Until Dawn was one of the more unique attempts at cinematic gameplay, mostly because it was ready made for playing with a group of your friends. Now its developers, Supermassive Games, are gearing up ...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Zombies aren't the only threat in 'Days Gone'
They're called 'infected' in The Last of Us, 'feral ghouls' in Fallout and 'unmentionables' in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- but put aside labels and physical d...
09:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Horizon Zero Dawn' will get an expansion, 'The Frozen Wilds,' this year
Horizon Zero Dawn is undoubtably one of the best titles in this console generation, and if you haven't gotten enough of the massive game, Sony has some good news for you. An expansion, entitled T...
09:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Sony wants you to control PlayStation games on your phone
Sony doesn't think your friends should have to sit on the sidelines while you're engrossed in a PlayStation game... if anything, it wants them to dive in. It's launching PlayLink, an e...
08:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Superhot is coming to PlayStation VR
Just last year, Superhot VR came out for PC and consoles with a fancy new game mechanic: time only moves when you do. The virtual reality version came out for Oculus Rift last October with a couple of...
08:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Superhot' is coming to PlayStation VR
Just last year, Superhot VR came out for PC and consoles with a fancy new game mechanic: Time moves only when you do. The virtual-reality version came out for Oculus Rift last October with a couple of...
08:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget We're live from Sony's E3 2017 keynote!
At this year's E3, Microsoft and Sony have different approaches. As tradition dictates, Xbox got out of the gates first yesterday, but the console (and that "Scorpio" upgrade) had more ...
08:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Herman Miller tries to cash in on our activity-tracking obsession
We already know that sitting all day damages our health, and plenty of companies have tried to do something about it. Now, furniture maker Herman Miller is getting in on the action with a line of smar...
08:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'John Wick 2,' 'Handmaid's Tale' and 'American Gods'
While E3 rages on, there is a world outside of upcoming videogames. This week the NBA Finals will end (and it could be tonight), while on Blu-ray, John Wick 2 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are bo...
07:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' gets the polish it sorely needs
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is one of the hottest games in the PC multiplayer scene (it dominates Twitch streams), but calling it unfinished would be an understatement. There's one map, l...
07:21 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Watch Sony's E3 2017 event live right here at 9PM ET
Alright PlayStation fans, it's your turn. Sony's E3 2017 event is going down at 9PM ET/6PM PT tonight and we'll be there to bring you all of the news as it's announced. If you want...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Alienware's E3 is all about gaming monitors and accessories
It might surprise you to learn that Dell is one of the best monitor makers around. At E3 today, the company announced that it's taking its display expertise deeper into the gaming arena with the ...
06:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Logitech gives gamers a reason to like wireless mice
Ask dedicated gamers why they prefer wired mice over wireless and you'll hear two familiar refrains: even a little wireless lag can be unacceptably high, and it's no fun to plug in or swap b...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Age of Empires' is getting a 4K upgrade
Hey, Blizzard: you're not the only developer that can remaster a classic real-time strategy game. Microsoft has unveiled Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, a rework of Ensemble Studio's his...
05:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Intel wants to make competitive VR a reality
Virtual reality doesn't have much of a foothold in the eSports world. You can watch tournaments in VR, but competing in VR? Almost unheard of. Intel wants to change that -- it's teaming u...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Best Buy will let you rent gadgets before you purchase them
Retail is tough. Customers have to be able to figure out which item will best suit their needs while retailers need to make sure their customers are happy enough with their purchases to keep them. One...
05:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Starlink is Skylanders for space babies
In the spirit of games like "Skylanders," "Disney Infinity" and "LEGO Dimensions", Ubisoft Toronto announced at E3 on Monday that it is jumping into the toys-to-life genr...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Beyond Good & Evil 2 is really happening
It's happening. It's really happening. I can't believe it's real, but it is: Beyond Good &amp; Evil 2. At Ubisoft's E3 press conference, the long-awaited sequel was finall...
05:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Far Cry 5' has a cult-fighting dog
The next Far Cry is based in America, and our first glimpse of gameplay at Ubisoft's E3 2017 press event suggests a game where your band of misfit guns for hire are pretty darn important -- and o...
05:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget A 'South Park' mobile game is coming this year
If you're bored with Pok&eacute;mon Go and happen to be a fan of Comedy Central's animated misfits, you'll soon be in luck. Ubisoft's RedLynx teamed up with South Park Digital ...
05:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Ubisoft's 'Steep' will soon take you to the 2018 Winter Olympics
Ubisoft's extreme sports, open-world game Steep is getting its first full expansion pack later this year. The "Road to the Olympics" add-on will, as the name suggests, take you into an ...
05:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Watch the best Injustice 2 players compete for $250,000 on TBS this fall
In a surprising move from a channel known for sitcom reruns, cable network TBS formed an esports league (called ELEAGUE, naturally) and began regularly broadcasting matches on television in 2016. To s...
04:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Skull & Bones' takes open world online gaming to the high seas
Ubisoft Singapore just announced its next game here at E3 2017, called Skull &amp; Bones. It challenges players to rise to the rank of ultimate pirate kingpin while playing with their friends and ...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Transference' wants to scare you out of ever playing VR again
Today, we look at virtual reality mostly as a means of entertainment -- but the technology introduces some interesting questions. Can virtual experience be used to treat PTSD? Could it be used to crea...
04:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget The Crew 2 expands open-world racing to the air and sea
The middling reception to The Crew hasn't stopped Ubisoft from making a sequel. The open-world racing franchise returns with The Crew 2, this time with planes and boats thrown into the mix. You&#...
04:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle' looks like an adorable 'XCOM'
Without a doubt, the strangest Nintendo Switch rumor to surface in recent months revolved around a crossover between Super Mario characters and Ubisoft's screaming Rabbids mascots. It was doubted...
03:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Don't Starve' studio's sci-fi RPG looks like a gritty cartoon
Klei Entertainment has been putting out quality indie games like Don't Starve, Mark of the Ninja and Incognita for many years now. The developer has a reputation for solid, well-made titles with ...
03:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget A closer look at the Xbox One X
Here it is, in the flesh: the Xbox One X. Billed as the "world's most powerful console," and formerly known as "Project Scorpio," the new member of the Xbox family has finally...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Google's smart keyboard recognizes your hand-scrawled emoji
Google's Gboard is gaining some additional smarts that could help save some valuable typing time... even if you're just looking for an emoji. The company has updated the Android version of ...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Low-grav shooter LawBreakers comes out August 8th for $30
LawBreakers, the low-gravity team shooter made by Boss Key Productions, just got a release date for both its PC and recently-announced PS4 versions: August 8th, retailing for $30. But before then, the...
03:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Watch Ubisoft's E3 2017 event right here at 4PM ET
The events keep on rolling here at E3 2017 and now it's almost time for Ubisoft to take the stage. The company will make its announcements at 4PM ET/1PM PT today and you can keep it locked hear t...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget NASA will put on a colorful cloud show for the East Coast tonight
East Coast-ers should take a look up tonight, because NASA is putting on a show. As part of an experiment to track how particles move in space, researchers are releasing bright, color-changing vapors ...
02:32 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget The Xbox One X vs. the original Xbox One: What's changed?
While Project Scorpio was teased at last year's E3, it was only yesterday that we finally got a good look at Microsoft's latest console, now named the Xbox One X. It's the company'...
02:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Zelle takes on Venmo from within your bank's app
From Venmo and PayPal to Facebook Messenger, Google Wallet and even iMessage, there are plenty of ways to send money to your friends online. But these all require your contacts to have accounts set up...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget The Xbox One X will be great ... next year
Who wants to buy the Xbox One X, most powerful console ever made? Microsoft will have no problem persuading hardcore gamers to shell out another $500 on November 7th. But, as we've argued, it...
01:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Uber's second-in-command leaves the company
Uber is rumored to be looking at a shakeup of its executive team as part of its attempt at reforming its broken corporate culture, and you might have just seen the first signs of that shakeup today. T...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Tweets will be official presidential records if the Covfefe Act passes
America's 45th president has a habit of writing and then deleting his social media posts and US Representative Mike Quigley wants him to stop. As such, Quigley on Monday introduced legislation to...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Who wants to buy Microsoft's Xbox One X?
$499. No matter how many games Microsoft showed (42) and which specs flashed across the screen (teraflops! ram!), most of the reaction to its One X unveiling at E3 focused on that. It's not the $...
12:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Researchers made a battery out of trash
Pursuing more efficient sources of renewable energy has led to many iterations of the battery. But researchers just brought a really interesting new version to the table, one made from potassium ions ...
12:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget The Moto E4 Plus offers a huge battery without a huge price tag
Slowly but surely, Lenovo's Motorola is updating all of its major smartphone lines. We got the refreshed Moto Gs while traipsing around at MWC, the Moto Z2 Play just recently broke cover, and now...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget What we're listening to in June
We spend every minute of the working day bringing you news, reviews and features on every aspect of technology. Like everyone else, though, we also use tech outside of work hours. Last month we launch...
11:39 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Watch Bethesda's E3 2017 event in under 8 minutes
Bethesda took just over a half hour to reveal all of its news at E3 2017, but you don't have to sit through the entire ordeal to catch up on all of the announcements. We've compiled a clip t...
11:17 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Xbox controllers are more customizable than ever
Like the idea of customizing a controller in the Xbox Design Lab, but wish you could add a little more flair or (gasp) practical features? You just got your wish. Microsoft has added a slew of new cus...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Wearhaus 'social' earbuds share music with your gym buddies
Wearhaus' Arc social headphones are clever: you can share a new song with your friends without asking them to plug in or borrow your gear. However, not everyone can use over-ear cans -- you aren&...
10:42 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Scientists have just created the thinnest magnet ever
In 2004, scientists made headlines when they constructed graphene, a layer of carbon that is so thin it's considered to be two-dimensional -- just one atom thick. Since then, 2D insulators, semic...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Lyft teams up with Jaguar to test autonomous cars
There's a lot of reasons for the folks at Lyft to be happy, and not all of them involve schadenfreude about what's going down across the street. The ride-sharing company recently scored a fu...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Xbox One X reveal in 14 minutes
After months of teasing it's fancy new console, Microsoft officially revealed Project Scorpio... er, the Xbox One X here at E3 2017. The company packed a nearly two-hour event with specs, availab...
09:31 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Essential phone is exclusive to Americas 4th biggest carrier
Essential's PH-1, the premium handset from Andy Rubin, will only be available on America's fourth biggest mobile network. USA Today broke the news after an interview with Essential's Ni...
09:03 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Sharp says its US TVs are 'shoddily manufactured'
Sharp has been selling TVs in the US since 1970s, so it was pretty shocking when it sold its US name rights to Chinese manufacturer Hisense for a mere $27.8 million. That seemed like an especially pit...
08:25 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground
London's for-hire 'Boris bikes' have been cruising the capital's streets for nearly seven years now, while similar projects operate in other parts of the country. Two Chinese compa...
08:03 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Trappist-1 planets may have formed from chunks of melting ice
After its discovery, Trappist-1 instantly became one of the most interesting stars in the Milky Way, with seven Earth-sized planets including three in the life-supporting "habitable zone." B...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget iPad Pro 10.5 review: Where execution and ambition meet
Never mind that Apple keeps updating its notebooks and desktops -- Tim Cook once said the iPad represented the future of personal computing. That was one year ago, when the company revealed the 9.7-in...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, June 12th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Monday, and the beginning of a very busy week in gaming news. While you can expect the usual mix of Gear, Entertainment and Tomorrow reports, E3 2017 ha...
05:02 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Secret's saga ends as its creators head to Postmates
The years-long drama surrounding Secret is coming to an end. Postmates has hired Secret founder David Byttow and his teammate, Ben South Lee, shutting down their publishing platform Bold (and plans f...
04:04 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Comcast might have to pay TiVo after losing a patent dispute
Comcast may be feeling a twinge of regret for hyping its X1 set-top boxes to the Moon and back. TiVo has won an International Trade Commission dispute accusing Comcast and its hardware partners (Arri...
02:02 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget EA and FIFA plan their most ambitious eSports competition yet
FIFA's Interactive World Cup has been been growing in stature over the years, and its next eSports competition promises to be the most ambitious yet: the organization and EA have unveiled plans f...
12:58 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget The Quake Champions beta opens to everyone on PC today
Bethesda just announced that its reboot of the original eSport, Quake Champions has entered public beta today. That means anyone with a PC capable enough to run the fast-paced shooter should be able t...
12:57 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Wolfenstein returns with The New Colossus on October 27th
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was hardly a secret. The much-anticipated sequel to The New Order and The Old Blood was teased at the start of Bethesda's E3 press conference last year, and all b...
12:56 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Dishonored' is getting its first standalone assassination
There's a new Dishonored game coming, but it's not Dishonored 3 or DLC for last year's entry. Instead, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is a completely separate title coming on Septemb...
12:41 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'Zelda' and the Master Sword come to 'Skyrim' on Switch this fall
When Nintendo used The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to tease it's new hybrid portable game console, a lot of us were left confused. Sure, portable Skyrim sounds great, but is it enough to get gamers t...
12:38 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget 'The Evil Within 2' will ramp up the scares October 13th
The Evil Within 2 exists and you'll be able to play it across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 13th -- Friday the 13th, that is. The series comes from Shinji Mikami, the director of the ...
12:38 am -04 - Mon, June 12, 2017
Engadget Step inside the Commonwealth in Fallout 4 on HTC Vive this October
VR is all the rage these days and Bethesda is offering more immersive views of two of its popular games in 2017. One of those is Fallout 4, and the title is making the leap to HTC Vive this fall. At E...
11:43 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Watch Bethesda's E3 2017 event live right here at 9PM PT
When it comes to E3 press conferences, Bethesda is kind of a wild card. The company is the steward to iconic franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Dishonored and Doom, but it's press conference is o...
11:43 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Watch Bethesda's E3 2017 event live right here at midnight ET
When it comes to E3 press conferences, Bethesda is kind of a wild card. The company is the steward to iconic franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Dishonored and Doom, but it's press conference is o...
10:59 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Egypt asked for Uber's help tracking passengers
Were you uncomfortable about Uber's ability to track rides? Be glad if you don't live in Egypt -- in that country, the power could easily fall into the wrong hands. The New York Times unders...
09:34 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Taste amateur football glory with 'Madden 18s' Longshot mode
To say that I miss NCAA Football games is a massive understatement. Those games were my respite from classwork in college and continued to be a staple in my library for a few years after. Of course, E...
08:47 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars Battlefront II' makes being the bad guy feel normal
When Disney gave Electronic Arts the exclusive gaming rights to Star Wars, the company took the brand almost literally. EA's first take on the Battlefront franchise was little more than a war amo...
07:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Octuple your Xbox storage with this new Seagate hard drive
Both PS4 and Xbox One come with at least 500GB of storage, which seems colossal until one realizes each installed game typically takes up 40 to 50 gigabytes. Back in August 2015, hard drive maker Seag...
06:59 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget BioWares Anthem trailer shows off shared-world sci-fi mayhem
Ready for another look at Anthem? The new game from BioWare was formally announced at EA's press conference yesterday with a short CG trailer. But beyond the setting, a futuristic planet filled w...
06:48 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget The beautiful 'Ori and the Will of the Wisp' comes to Xbox One
Little over a year since physical copies of the award-winning Ori and the Blind Forest hit stores, and we finally have a sequel. Yep, Ori and the Will of the Wisp looks to be an even more sumptuous tw...
06:46 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's existing games will play in 4K on your Xbox One X
You won't have to spring for new games to take advantage of the Xbox One X's 4K prowess. Microsoft is updating several of its own games to play in 4K on the newer console. In addition to the...
06:43 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Original Xbox games are coming to Xbox One backwards compatibility
After bringing 385 Xbox 360 titles to the Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature, Microsoft is going even further back in time. The company announced at E3 today that it'll soon offer or...
06:43 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' will hit Xbox One this year
If you even casually follow large scale multiplayer shooter games like DayZ and Arma 3, you've probably heard of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. This battle royale game has taken the PC gamin...
06:43 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Original Xbox games are coming to Xbox One backward compatibility
After bringing 385 Xbox 360 titles to the Xbox One's backward-compatibility feature, Microsoft is going even further back in time. The company announced at E3 today that it'll soon offer ori...
06:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Hand-drawn side-scroller 'Cuphead' arrives on September 29th
The development of Cuphead has been prolonged, to put it mildly (we first saw it back in 2014), but it's finally here... almost. Studio MDHR and Microsoft have announced that the 1930s-style side...
06:29 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Life is Strange: Before the Storm' arrives August 31st
Life is Strange was an episodic hit across multiple platforms, and today during Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference we got a first look at its follow-up: Life is Strange: Before the Storm. This ...
06:27 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Sea of Thieves' won't take you on an epic pirate adventure until 2018
When Rare teased us with Sea of Thieves last year, it left the release date up in the air. Sure, we knew the game would set us on an adventure across the high seas, but we had no idea when we would se...
06:24 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Crackdown 3' delivers cel-shaded destruction with Terry Crews
It's a year late, but Crackdown 3 is finally landing on November 7th, right alongside the Xbox One X's launch. Just like before, the focus is on teaming up with friends and causing plenty of...
06:23 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Gone Home' follow-up 'Tacoma' arrives August 2nd
At last, we have a release date for Fullbright's Gone Home follow-up, Tacoma: August 2nd. The Portland-based developer showed a brief trailer during Microsoft's E3 press conference, full of ...
06:22 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Dragon Ball Fighter Z' is a lavish 2D fighter coming to Xbox One
If you loved visual style of the Naruto: Ultimate Storm series, or just carry a childhood fascination with the Dragonball series (still!), Dragonball Fighter Z might be for you -- three-on-three battl...
06:10 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Cyberpunk game 'The Last Night' revealed as Xbox 'launch exclusive'
It's been a couple of years since we checked in on The Last Night, but the indie game just popped up during Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing, now tagged as a "launch exclusive." The St...
06:04 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Minecraft' makes the leap to 4K this fall
Minecraft isn't just getting unified online play this year -- it's also receiving a huge image quality boost. Microsoft and Mojang have unveiled a Super Duper Graphics Pack (no really, that&...
05:50 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft will unify most 'Minecraft' platforms this summer
Minecraft is about to enter its final form. In August, the Better Together update will land and unify the game across nearly every platform, from iOS and Android to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This ...
05:49 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Zombies won't invade 'State of Decay 2' until spring 2018
Microsoft may have teased the invasion of the undead at last year's E3, but during the 2017 installment we're still not getting a release date for the sequel to State of Decay. In fact, the ...
05:40 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed Origins' arrives October 27th
Gladiator battles, pyramids and hippos. Yes hippos. Assassin's Creed Origins will tell you the story of how the assassin brotherhood began, with Bayek, an Egyptian sherif. While the rumors of an ...
05:40 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Metro: Exodus' brings post-apocalyptic gameplay to Xbox One X
Microsoft has plenty of Xbox One X exclusives to show at E3, but here's one you might not have expected: a brand new Metro game. 4A Games has taken the wraps off of Metro: Exodus, the next instal...
05:19 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Forza Motorsport 7' makes the jump to 4K on Xbox One X
It's official -- Forza Motorsport is back. Microsoft unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship racing series at E3 2017, and as you'd expect, it's upgraded for the current era with ...
05:06 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft unveils the Xbox One X, the most powerful console ever
Say hello to the Xbox One X, Microsoft's successor to the Xbox One. Previously known as "Project Scorpio," it was first teased at last year's E3, and we caught a glimpse at its pow...
05:06 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft unveils the $499 Xbox One X, the most powerful console ever
Say hello to the Xbox One X, the next member of Microsoft's Xbox One family. Previously known as "Project Scorpio," it was first teased at last year's E3, and we caught a glimpse a...
04:48 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Need for Speed: Payback' and the business of car crashes
Need for Speed and Burnout are completely different franchises. Both are arcade racers, sure, but the former kind of starts and stops with outrunning the cops in Lamborghinis and other supercars at ex...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget We're live from Microsoft's E3 2017 Xbox One X event!
Microsoft will answer three important questions today: How much Project Scorpio, its high-powered Xbox One, will cost; what the console's name will be; and when we can actually buy it. Lucky for ...
04:28 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Xbox E3 2017 event live right here at 5PM ET
Microsoft is getting down to business a little early this year and kicking off its E3 announcements on Sunday. We're on the scene in Los Angeles ready to bring you all of the news as its announce...
04:05 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget For 'NBA Live 18,' it's about bringing 'the magic' back
Long after its groundbreaking launch in 1995, EA's flagship basketball game has had a troubled run this decade but NBA Live 18 shows that it may be able to turn things around. After missing last ...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget American military backs an entirely new kind of processor
Virtually every processor you see is based on the same basic (Von Neumann) computing model: they're designed to access large chunks of sequential data and fill their caches as often as possible. ...
02:43 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'FIFA 18' isn't out yet and I'm already in love
There was a brief period of time last year when I was playing Pro Evolution Soccer more than FIFA. It was hard to wrap my head around that, considering EA's franchise had been my number one choic...
01:55 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Malware downloader infects your PC without a mouse click
You think you're safe from malware since you never click suspicious-looking links, then somebody finds a way to infect your PC anyway. Security researchers have discovered that cybercriminals hav...
01:44 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Project Scorpio could cost $499
There's no doubt that Microsoft's Project Scorpio will be expensive given its 4K-ready hardware. But just how expensive? Apparently, Geoff Keighley knows. The well-connected gaming persona n...
01:25 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars Battlefront II' is a friendlier 'Battlefield'
It's hard to talk about EA's multiplayer Star Wars shooter without accidentally stumbling over your words and mentioning the company's other large-scale war series: Battlefield. It'...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget The passion behind the prison break in 'A Way Out'
There's one scene in A Way Out that operates as a continuous tracking shot, seamlessly following two convicts as they tear through the interior of a large hospital, leaping over gurneys and slink...
12:29 pm -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Uber considers sidelining its CEO
Uber has been taking steps to clean up its toxic corporate culture, such as firing employees and hiring experts, but the most dramatic changes might be right around the corner. Both Reuters and Recode...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget After Math: Missed connections
It was sort of an eventful week for things that almost happened. A 40-year-old astronomy anomaly turned out to really just be a passing comet, a pair of people spent two full days in their second life...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Ben HecksLogic Gate board game: Adventures in LCD screens
After deciding to use an LCD screen for the Logic Gate board game, Ben gets to work on programming the Pic32mz series microcontroller in MPLab X IDE. Using the programming software and Direct Memory A...
09:03 am -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Watch EA's E3 2017 event in under 13 minutes
The action at E3 2017 has officially started. EA tipped its hand today with an event full of big announcements. If you weren't able to catch the news on Madden 18, FIFA 18, Battlefront II, A Way ...
06:21 am -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget SpaceX could send its biggest rocket to space in three months
SpaceX is preparing a used booster for relaunch on June 17th, but it's apparently getting its heavy lift rocket ready for lift off sometime this year, as well. According to company chief Elon Mus...
03:37 am -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget 'Kingdom Hearts 3' trailer shows combat, but no release date
Our long wait for Kingdom Hearts 3... is probably not close to ending. Still, fans can enjoy a new trailer that Square Enix premiered tonight at the LA performance of the Kingdom Hearts World Tour. Th...
01:33 am -04 - Sun, June 11, 2017
Engadget Chevy Bolt EV goes on sale nationally a month early
Chevrolet has been slowly rolling out the Bolt EV to more states ever since the car's introduction last December. Originally, the Bolt was supposed to go on sale in all 50 states as of September ...
10:57 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget States vow to block any vehicle emissions standards rollback
California isn't the only state that will openly defy the White House if it rolls back any of the vehicle emission standards set by the Obama administration. The attorneys general of New York, Co...
09:23 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget The Switch version of 'FIFA 18' doesn't have a story mode
If you were wondering how Switch versions of conventional sports games would compare to their PS4 and Xbox One counterparts, you just got your answer. EA has detailed the Switch edition of FIFA 18, an...
07:56 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon star Richard Hammond involved in electric car crash
It's a scary day for both The Grand Tour viewers and the motoring world at large. Amazon has revealed that show co-host Richard Hammond was involved in a crash while filming Grand Tour's sec...
07:56 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon star Richard Hammond involved in electric car crash (updated)
It's a scary day for both The Grand Tour viewers and the motoring world at large. Amazon has revealed that show co-host Richard Hammond was involved in a crash while filming Grand Tour's sec...
07:21 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget The Xbox One S will be $50 cheaper from tomorrow
Microsoft's Xbox One S is getting a $50 price cut in the US tomorrow. That brings the regular, non-bundle price down to $199, which is $50 cheaper than the 1TB, gold PS4 "slim" which So...
07:21 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget The Xbox One S will be $50 cheaper from tomorrow (updated)
Microsoft's Xbox One S is getting a $50 price cut in the US tomorrow. That brings the regular, non-bundle price down to $199, which is $50 cheaper than the 1TB, gold PS4 "slim" which So...
07:21 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Xbox One S bundles will be $50 cheaper starting tomorrow (updated)
Microsoft's Xbox One S is getting a $50 price cut in the US tomorrow. That brings the regular, non-bundle price down to $199, which is $50 cheaper than the 1TB, gold PS4 "slim" which So...
06:24 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Apple podcast updates will help you catch up on 'Serial'
Podcasts have come a long way from the days when they represented a novel way to fill up your iPod. There are now shows with seasons (like Serial), teasers and other trappings that you'd normally...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget What EA learned from 'Mass Effect' will shape its future
When I spoke to Electronic Arts Executive Vice President Patrick Soderlund last week, Kotaku's report about why Mass Effect: Andromeda turned out so poorly hadn't been published yet. Nonethe...
04:11 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars Battlefront II' campaign looks like a spin-off movie
Star Wars Battlefront II is definitely much bigger than its predecessor -- but we know that. EA's E3 presentation did its best to balance new multiplayer tid-bits (Chewbacca, the planet Naboo, Yo...
03:57 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Google reveals when it'll stop supporting Pixel and Nexus phones
Wondering when you should upgrade your Nexus or Pixel? Google has updated its support page to reflect when it will no longer offer telephone and online support for the devices, and you can use that in...
03:54 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget 'Anthem' is BioWare's brand-new open world
The team behind Mass Effect has something new up its sleeves. BioWare today revealed Anthem, a new open-world franchise seemingly set in a futuristic, jungle-ridden universe. The teaser shows a mech o...
03:45 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget A Way Out is a splitscreen-only prison break game
It's been a while since we heard anything about Hazelight, the Stockholm-based studio led by Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons' director Josef Fares. The team first emerged at The Game Awards in ...
03:34 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget 'FIFA 18' will continue 'The Journey' of Alex Hunter
One of the best additions to FIFA 17 was 'The Journey', a mode that put players in the shoes of a fictional young star called Alex Hunter. Today at EA's E3 press conference, it was conf...
03:31 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget 'Madden 18' story mode looks a lot like 'Friday Night Lights'
The rumors were true: EA is bringing FIFA 17's story mode to the realm of American football. EA has revealed that Madden 18 will include a Longshot campaign that sees you fill the cleats of Devi...
02:35 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Watch EA's E3 2017 event live right here at 3PM ET
The big names aren't waiting until next week to reveal what they have for us at E3 2017. EA is kicking things off today with its event at 3PM ET/12PM PT. We're expecting details on games lik...
02:10 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Inside The Mills mind-bending alternate reality art showcase
I stepped inside a small, dark room in a large, airy loft space in New York's Soho district early Wednesday morning. Our host fitted me with an HTC Vive and told to explore the world around me. W...
12:45 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget We're live from E3 2017 in Los Angeles!
Oh, how time flies. We are back in Los Angeles to cover the world's biggest gaming event, E3. As ever, you can expect the next week to be full of news about the latest video games and, of course,...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Netflix trims its library of original shows
'The Get Down,' 'Sense8'Cancellations SignalThat Netflix's OriginalsAre 'Destructible'Daniel Holloway,VarietyIn the span of about a week, Netflix cancelled both The ...
10:30 am -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Visa dreams of turning your entire home into a cash register
In a world where you can pay for goods with the tap of your phone, send money to anyone with an app and do most of your shopping online, credit cards seem a bit long in the tooth. Visa is looking to t...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget The best flashlight
By Doug MahoneyThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, i...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Of course, with E3 unfolding it's hardly a regular weekend. Before the press conferences kick off, however, we'll tell you what t...
05:00 am -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Sky Q tips and tricks: how to get the most from your set-top box
There's no denying that the way we consume media has changed dramatically over the past few years. With the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, entertainment is increasingly...
04:40 am -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Virgin V6: how to get the most out of your set-top box
In the home TV entertainment market, Sky and Virgin have been competing with each other for years. Then came the rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, and suddenly everything ch...
04:20 am -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget BBC iPlayer: tips, tricks and other useful features
The BBC has been at the forefront of broadcasting and entertainment since it launched in March 1922. Just over a decade ago, the broadcaster launched iPlayer, which quickly became one of the most popu...
03:14 am -04 - Sat, June 10, 2017
Engadget Chrome OS is ready to use printers without the cloud
Despite decades of attempts to straighten out the connections between printers and computers, it's a situation that always (at least for me) seems to have an extra complication. On Chrome OS, eve...
11:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget 'Black Panther' trailer previews a technologically advanced Wakanda
Tonight during the NBA Finals Disney/Marvel dropped the first trailer for next year's Black Panther movie. Directed by Ryan Coogler, it will be the first flick to take us into the fictional Afric...
10:51 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed Origins' could arrive on October 27th
Ubisoft is expected to launch a new Assassin's Creed at E3 2017, but some Game Informer subscribers who got their next issue early might already have the details the developer plans to announce. ...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Levar Burton is reading to you again on his new podcast
In a world where everyone has a podcast (or two -- you've subscribed to ours, right?), this new one is interesting. Levar Burton is joining the game with a new weekly storytelling podcast that sh...
08:10 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Xbox exec reveals Scorpio has 9GB of RAM available for games
We're still a couple of days away from seeing Microsoft officially reveal its Project Scorpio Xbox, but details continue to dribble out. Xbox &amp; Windows gaming platform VP Mike Ybarra twee...
05:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Walmart Pay will hook new users with instant access to its credit card
When Walmart debuted its own in-house mobile payments service last year, the company was not afraid to roll it out quickly. Walmart Pay arrived in 4,600 stores nationwide in under two months, proving ...
05:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget GameStop confirms extensive credit card data breach
If you're a GameStop customer, check your mail. The company just sent out letters to online patrons confirming a suspected payment security breach.In April, GameStop said they were looking into a...
04:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Apple deems Pepe 'objectionable' and bans the frog from its App Store
Pepe the Frog is an amphibia non grata at the Apple App Store, according to a rejection letter sent to a developer. The letter, which the developer posted to r/The_Donald subreddit (because of course ...
04:14 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Apple clarifies how tips should work in iOS apps
After a recent crackdown on tips within various live-streaming and messaging apps -- particularly in China -- it looks as if Apple has finally made it official. If an iOS app allows tipping now, it wi...
03:55 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget PCIe 4.0 will be twice as fast as today's slots
We've been hearing about a new PCIe specification since 2011. That seems like an eon ago in technology time. PCI-SIG, the community responsible for maintaining these peripheral input/output (I/O)...
03:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Google's reCAPTCHA can tell you're not a bot from your phone
Google's reCAPTCHA has evolved from distorted text, to street numbers, to "I'm not a robot" tickboxes and, most recently, to their new invisible system. And now the company is brin...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Palmer Luckey's virtual border wall: From disruption to dystopia
"Disruption" was one of Silicon Valley's worst buzzwords. But it was the battle cry of the greedy and desperate of coding and grifting. It meant better and faster data harvesting, ventu...
02:41 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Sony slashes prices on the year's biggest games ahead of E3
If you can't make it to LA this weekend and next week for the open-to-the-public E3, Sony still wants you to have a good time at home. In addition to a week of free access to multiplayer gaming s...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Cortana can be your frugal online shopping assistant
Microsoft's Cortana could already help you with shopping thanks to image search and sales reminders. Now, it might help you get the most for your money too. In the latest Windows 10 Creators Upda...
02:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Self-navigating cargo ships will use AI to plot their course
Japanese shipping companies want to build self-navigating cargo ships. Working alongside shipbuilders, their goal is to develop new technology that can predict malfunctions, reduce maritime accidents ...
01:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk says all Superchargers will run on solar and battery power
According to a tweet from Elon Musk this morning, Tesla's Supercharger stations are all being converted to solar and battery power. Musk added that eventually, most of them will be completely dis...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Tor Browser 7.0 works harder to protect your anonymity on its own
The latest update for privacy-minded folks' favorite way to surf the web should make others' attempts at tracking what they do even more difficult. The Tor browser's 7. 0 version introd...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget GoPro's Fusion could make 360 video cool, if it nails the software
Yesterday GoPro CEO Nick Woodman presented the Fusion 360/VR camera to the world for the first time at Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. The company teased an image about a month ago, but it turns out...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget HTCs squeezable U11 is now available
Back in May, we called HTC's U11 its true flagship phone (albeit with an awful name). We were impressed by both the hardware and its striking profile. Now, you can pick one up for yourself: The H...
12:18 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Humans may be able to regrow skin after severe burns
While reconstructive surgery techniques have improved greatly over the last decade or two, there's one goal that remains elusive: actual regrowth of human skin. But now, scientists may be one ste...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget The best SD card readers
By Justin KrajeskiThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pi...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget EU wants to make it easier for police to obtain user data
In light of recent terror-related attacks, the EU is looking to make it much easier for law enforcement to obtain data from tech companies like WhatsApp, Facebook and Google. The European Commission w...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Aliens didn't send this 40-year-old signal from space
Forty years ago, the Ohio State University Radio Observatory detected a mysterious signal deep in outer space, located in the Sagittarius constellation. Many have pointed to this, which came to be kno...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Indie games invade the art world at the Megashow festival
The Indie Megabooth, a bastion of independent games at conventions around the world, is growing. Again. But this time around, things are different: The Megabooth is expanding beyond games.The Megashow...
10:36 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Of course the 'Stranger Things' soundtrack is coming to cassette
Just when you thought Netflix's sci-fi horror series Stranger Things couldn't get any more retro, a new version of the original soundtrack is due to be released on cassette. To celebrate its...
10:09 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Airbnb rentals are now legal in Japan
After some legal tussling between home owners, building owners, Japanese government and, well, Airbnb the country has decided to legalise sharing economy home rentals. The law was passed earlier today...
09:48 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget SiriusXM invests in Pandora to get into on-demand music streaming
Pandora made the leap to on-demand streaming back in March after building on the pieces Rdio left behind. Earlier this month, reports surfaced that the company was looking for a buyer. It didn't ...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget What to expect at this year's E3
Dazzling press conferences. Heart-stopping trailers. A convention center packed with video games large and small. E3 is a magical week for anyone who likes to spend their free time pushing buttons on ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Samsung's beastly 49-inch QLED display is built for gaming
It would almost be ridiculous not to buy a 4K TV without HDR, since you can get such sets for under $500 -- so it's weird that we haven't seen many HDR PC displays yet. Luckily, Samsung has ...
08:32 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 preview shows big changes are coming
Microsoft promised big changes to Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update, and it's backing that up in spades with a new Insider Preview. Available to brave testers on the "Fast Ring,"...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Former Hulu exec's app aggregates YouTube unboxing vids
There's something about unboxing videos that's attracted a ton of attention in recent years, making them wildly popular on YouTube and other platforms. Now, ex-Hulu and Flipboard CTO Eric Fe...
07:06 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Valve releases the first multiplayer campaign for 'Dota 2'
Dota 2 isn't just an ever-repeating, five-on-five race to destroy your enemy's base. Every so often, Valve adds temporary cooperative game modes to the MOBA that unite the toxic player base ...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, June 9th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.As this week wraps up we're getting you ready for E3, and digging into Boston Dynamics' new owner. Plus: A peek inside the new iMac....
05:10 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget 'Artificial tongue' can tell fine whiskey from hooch
Are you absolutely sure you can tell the difference between a top-tier whiskey that comes in a handcrafted wooden box and the cheapest one from a grocery's liquor aisle? Uwe Bunz's synthetic...
04:14 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget Intel's not very happy about Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 PCs
As its 8086 chip architecture nears 40 years old, Intel has put Qualcomm on notice about recent news that Windows 10 PCs will run Snapdragon 835 chips with x86 emulation. "There have been reports...
01:03 am -04 - Fri, June 9, 2017
Engadget China cracks down on celebrity gossip social media accounts
The fans of 60 gossip bloggers on China's social media platforms, including ones owned by Tencent and Baidu, will have to get their daily fix elsewhere. Chinese websites and tech titans have shut...
10:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Taylor Swift is getting back together with Spotify
Taylor Swift must have shaken off any bad blood left between her and Spotify, because you'll soon be able to listen to her music on the service again. In fact, you'll be able to access her e...
08:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Softbank buys Boston Dynamics (and its robots) from Google
It's been over a year since we heard that Google's parent company Alphabet wanted to sell its robotics company Boston Dynamics, and now it has a buyer: Softbank. The Japanese company has bee...
07:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Apple remembered to add Touch Bar support to GarageBand
While the list of apps supporting the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar has been growing at a decent clip, Apple's own entry-level music learning and production software has been sadly left behind. Th...
07:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Apple expands Touch Bar support for Garageband (updated)
While the list of apps supporting the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar has been growing at a decent clip, and Apple's own entry-level music learning and production software just got an update as well...
06:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Twitter to stream its first basic cable drama: TNT's 'Claws'
TNT is premiering its new drama "Claws" this Sunday, but if you miss the first showing on the network itself, you can catch an encore on Twitter.TNT's parent company, Turner, streamed T...
05:40 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Those awkward AirPods will automatically link up to your Apple TV
Apple's AirPods might look pretty unusual, but no other pair of wireless earbuds on the market is as easy to use -- as long as you have Apple hardware, that is. Indeed, once you connect the AirPo...
05:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Samsungs pen-equipped Notebook 9 Pro arrives in late June
We were delighted by Samsung's lightweight Notebook 9 back at CES. The Pro version unveiled at Computex last week promised more power, a 2-in-1 configuration and, most importantly, the tech titan...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Hackers swipe designs for The Witcher 3 developers cyberpunk game
If you're developing a cyberpunk game, apparently you have to watch out for real-life hackers. According to a tweet from CD Projekt Red, "an unidentified individual or individuals" have...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on a Sonos subwoofer
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...
04:05 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Stream live performances from Bonnaroo this weekend on Red Bull TV
Music festival season is in full swing, and this weekend another one of the big events goes down. The 2017 installment of Bonnaroo kicks off this evening, bringing several stages of live tunes to atte...
03:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Spotifys Summer Rewind collects your favorite warm weather jams
Spotify's known for excellent playlist curation and music discovery, and now they're extending that expertise to your favorite summer music. Starting today, Spotify users can find their most...
03:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Sprint pushes Tidal again with six months of free HiFi streaming
We've been wondering why Sprint bought a third of music streaming service, Tidal. While the respective companies didn't discuss details at the time, the team-up is starting to make a bit mor...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Super realistic racing returns with 'Project Cars 2' in September
Barely a month after the release of the racing game Project Cars back in May 2015, the creators announced they'd already set up a crowdfunding page for a sequel. It seems they were right to be so...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Amazon opens Alexa voice control to all video streaming services
Alexa is about to be even more useful when it comes to your entertainment needs. Simple voice commands already let you navigate apps like Netflix, but tools to incorporate those types of commands are ...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget IKEA designers will live in a Mars simulator to seek inspiration
If you need a laugh today, get ready for IKEA's latest news: The Swedish furniture giant has sent a group of its designers to live in a Mars simulator. They'll live there for seven days, and...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Step inside the history of fashion with VR
Google Arts &amp; Culture has brought us virtual museums featuring everything from dinosaurs to presidential history, and now they're debuting a new collection. Their latest project, We Wear ...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget 'Life Is Strange studio's Vampyr arrives this November
Life Is Strange was one of my favorite games of last year. Putting players in a refreshingly normal college setting, it was an interactive experience built around the complexity of human relationships...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Even Republicans think Trump tweets too much
If you spend all of your time on social media, you probably aren't devoting enough time and attention to doing the job you're paid to do. For the current leader of the free world, however, T...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Pandora AutoPlay spins a custom mix when a playlist ends
Pandora Premium has been out for a few months now, and today the company is adding a notable feature from Rdio, the music-streaming service Pandora purchased in the fall of 2015. AutoPlay does just wh...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Spotify's 'Secret Genius' may help smooth things over with songwriters
Spotify announced the launch of Secret Genius today -- a global, songwriter-focused initiative that will highlight the contributions of those working behind the scenes in the music industry. It's...
12:19 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Hawaii defies Trump with law upholding Paris climate accord
Nearly 1,500 US local governments and companies have vowed to uphold the Paris climate deal, but Hawaii is the first state to make its defiance legally binding. Governor David Ige signed Senate Bill 5...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Pokmon Go anniversary events to take place in real life worldwide
Pok&eacute;mon Go is coming up on its one year anniversary and Niantic is planning a major celebration. Events are scheduled around the world but the biggest will be Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest tak...
11:51 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 users will never have to memorize a WiFi password again
Modern life with all of its technological conveniences can be an absolute wonder. Yet when you go to a friend's house and they spend 30 minutes trying to dig out a WiFi password from under their ...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget OnePlus shows off the OnePlus 5 amid image leaks
It's only been two days since OnePlus announced the June 20th launch date for its upcoming OnePlus 5 flagship phone, but it didn't take long before a couple of image leaks popped up, courtes...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget A video game trailer has been nominated for an Academy Award
Despite being one of the biggest entertainment mediums on the planet, it's rare to see video games getting the mainstream recognition that they deserve. Now, it looks like that's beginning t...
11:18 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget This is the GoPro Fusion: the company's all-in-one VR camera
GoPro surprised everybody when it teased its "Fusion" 360-degree action camera back in April. Mostly because GoPro rarely teases anything (Karma, perhaps being the exception), preferring to ...
10:59 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Real-world 'Mario Kart' is headed to Japan's Nintendo theme park
To celebrate the start of construction on Super Nintendo World, Universal Studios Japan has released its first teaser trailer for the upcoming park attraction. And what's more, the pair confirmed...
10:39 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Amazon drops its unlimited cloud storage plan
For a couple of years now, Amazon has had one of the more desirable cloud storage plans out there, offering infinity terabytes for just $60 per year. If you were taking advantage of that to store your...
10:18 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget You can replace RAM and processors in new iMacs, but there's a catch
Earlier this week, Apple revealed a fleet of new iMacs -- and as usual, the "teardown" experts at iFixit have started taking them apart. The first to go under the knife is the new 4K, 21.5-i...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Epic's long-awaited 'Fortnite' hits consoles and Steam July 25th
We've been waiting on Epic Games' fort-building monster defense game Fortnite for a long, long time. First announced in 2011, the developer's initial Unreal Engine 4 title was slated to...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Epic's long-awaited 'Fortnite' hits consoles and PC July 25th
We've been waiting on Epic Games' fort-building monster defense game Fortnite for a long, long time. First announced in 2011, the developer's initial Unreal Engine 4 title was slated to...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Strong winds and clear skies help set UK renewable energy record
This week saw more milestones for renewable energy after the National Grid confirmed that power from green sources supplied more than half of UK energy for the first time. On Wednesday lunchtime, powe...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget NASA's Mars 2020 concept is perfect for Space Batman
NASA has shown off a futuristic-looking concept of the Mars 2020 rover with a shiny black body and intimidating wheels at the Kennedy Space Center. If you're thinking that it looks like it popped...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget 'Shenmue 3' delayed by up to a year
The third part of the Shenmue saga has been delayed, developer Ys Net revealed in a Kickstarter update today. Shenmue 3 was supposed to ship this December, however that always seemed unlikely given ho...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Flying a DJI Spark by waving your hand isn't as great as it sounds
DJI's Spark is the company's first attempt at a true drone for everyone. DJI has made no secret about the fact it thinks non-RC enthusiasts want a lightweight, compact quadcopter that's...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Turtle Beachs new headsets pair seamlessly with Xbox One
When we think of gaming headsets, our minds run screaming towards Turtle Beach, the apex predator in the space. In the run up to E3, the company is wheeling out a pair of new headsets that are compati...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Honda sets 2025 deadline to perfect self-driving cars
Japanese car giant Honda has broken down its plans for fully autonomous vehicles, confirming that it intends to introduce cars that require no driver intervention by 2025. In a statement, the company ...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Roli expands its modular music gear with the touch-friendly Seaboard
Last year, Roli launched an affordable, modular music creation system called Blocks. At launch, the company sold a square Lightpad block (intended for tapping out melodies and drum beats) and two smal...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, June 8th 2017
Welcome to your Thursday morning. Want more Instagram likes? Russia has a vending machine for that. Want to stream Ferris Bueller's Day Off for free, through a tenuous branding exercise with a pi...
05:01 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Oppo's 4K Blu-ray players are the first with Dolby Vision HDR
Late last year Oppo promised its Ultra HD Blu-ray players would eventually be the first with support for Dolby Vision HDR (in addition to the required HDR-10 spec that all Ultra HD Blu-ray players sup...
02:51 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget Atlus is bringing three great JRPGs to North America for the 3DS
The Switch may have already arrived, but you may want to wait a bit before putting your 3DS in storage. Atlus, which you might know as the studio behind Persona, has just announced that it's rele...
12:21 am -04 - Thu, June 8, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 users will never have to memorize a WiFi password again
Modern life with all of its technological conveniences can be an absolute wonder. Yet when you go to a friend's house and they spend 30 minutes trying to dig out a WiFi password from under their ...
11:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Qatar blames current crisis on fake news inserted by hackers
This week a diplomatic crisis hit the Middle East as several countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Maldives) cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terro...
09:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget 'Wipeout' was born out of 'Mario Kart' and booze
If you were a console racing game fan in the '90s, there's a good chance that Wipeout is forever etched in your brain -- it's hard to forget that mix of sci-fi racing and genre-defining...
08:34 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Self-driving cars to prove their mettle on an Ohio highway
When you think of American states that are crucial to the future of transportation, you probably think of California, Michigan and maybe Nevada. Ohio, however, is determined to put itself on the map. ...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Self-driving 'InMotion' concept puts your living room on wheels
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company that discontinued the Saab name last June, debuted its InMotion electric level 5 autonomous car concept at CES Asia that's essentially a modul...
07:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget China arrests Apple distributors who made millions on iPhone data
Sometimes, it's not external hackers that pose a threat to your privacy -- it's people in the supply chain hoping to make some cash on the side. Police in China's Zhejiang province hav...
06:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Russian malware link hid in a comment on Britney Spears' Instagram
Instagram is on its way to hitting a billion users this year and with that kind of popularity comes a lot of traffic. But lurking among all of many, many harmless comments that get posted each day, th...
05:54 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget IBM's computing power will tackle the world's biggest problems
IBM's Watson is celebrated for winning at Jeopardy, cooking exotic meals and collaborating with Grammy-winning producers, but its capacity for doing good may its most important skill. The company...
05:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget DirecTV Now will only stream in Chrome on the web
Heads up, DirecTV subscribers: AT&amp;T's streaming TV service will drop support for Apple and Microsoft's baked-in browsers starting at the end of the month. According to Apple Insider,...
05:17 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Your next trip to the library could include an Oculus Rift
Public libraries aren't just for books anymore. These days, you can grab an e-book, movie or video game (not to mention learn how to code) at your local branch with nothing more than a free libra...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook's new maps will help responders during natural disasters
When natural disasters hit, the role of a site like Facebook switches from a fun social networking platform to a tool that can be used to save lives. Fully aware of the role it plays in natural disast...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Uber fires executive who obtained rape victim's medical records
Uber's problems with corporate culture aren't over just because it fired 20 people. Both the New York Times and Recode have learned that the ridesharing company has fired Asia-Pacific presid...
04:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Google tests air traffic control system that manages lots of drones
If you've been scratching your head at the FAA's extensive efforts to regulate your personal (or company) drone use, consider the chaos when they start filling the skies. That's why the...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Airbnb guides you through the check-in process
If you've ever stayed at an Airbnb home, you know that your initial visit can be a challenge: how do you get in? Hosts can send you instructions, but a message might not tell you everything you n...
03:53 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget NASA selects new class of astronauts for future exploration
The next astronaut to break Peggy Whitson's spacewalk record could be in the group NASA just announced. The 22nd class of spacewalkers consists of 13 individuals hailing from all over the US. The...
03:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget US intelligence wants to make a key foreign surveillance law permanent
The directors of America's federal intelligence agencies appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday in an effort to convince the governing body to permanently extend Section 7...
03:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Minecraft: Story Mode season two arrives for summer vacation
If you loved Minecraft's first Story Mode, there's more on the way: A second season of Story Mode is coming this summer. The first episode, called "Hero in Residence," will be on s...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget How Apple reinvigorated its AI aspirations in under a year
At its WWDC 2017 keynote on Monday, Apple showed off the fruits of its AI research labors. We saw a Siri assistant that's smart enough to interpret your intentions, an updated Metal 2 graphics su...
02:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Airbnb makes good on its promise to house the displaced
Airbnb said it would help hosts take in refugees and evacuees as a response to President Trump's attempted immigration ban, and it's following through on that promise. The home rental servi...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Astronomers prove Einstein right: Stars can warp light
In a new study published today in Science, researchers achieved a rare event -- simultaneously proving Albert Einstein both right and wrong. The scientists were able to confirm one of Einstein's ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Twitch gives up-and-coming-streamers a cut of game sales
There's an additional avenue for non-Partnered Twitch streamers to make money. Now, in addition to earning money via Bits, Affiliate streamers can earn a five percent revenue share when viewers b...
01:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Waze arrives on Android Auto after a year-long wait
Rocking Android Auto and wondering why Google still hasn't added its Waze traffic-and-maps app to the platform yet? Well, we don't have an explanation, but we do have news that after Google ...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Apple now insures your Mac in case of spills and drops
AppleCare is Apple's extended warranty program for almost all of its products, while AppleCare+ covered iOS devices specifically. That little plus sign is important, too, since it protects your b...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Wireless pacemakers could make life easier for heart patients
Since its invention in 1932, the pacemaker has saved countless lives. Now, thanks to researchers at Rice University and the Texas Heart Institute, it looks like this essential medical device could be ...
12:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Remove unused apps in iOS 11 without losing your data
Of the many apps you likely have on your iPhone or iPad right now, how many do you actually use regularly? Chances are that you have at least a few that you're keeping merely because they have da...
12:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Bosch and TomTom map roads with radar for autonomous vehicles
Bosch and TomTom have come together to create high-resolution road maps based on radar signals. The product of the two companies' collaboration, a system called "radar road signature," ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Apples AR strength is making it available to everyone
Apple is finally getting serious about augmented reality. Amid iOS improvements and new hardware announcements at this year's WWDC, Cook &amp; Co. also launched ARKit, the company's firs...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Domino's will stream 'Ferris Bueller' for free on Facebook Live
In case you've been off the grid, ubiquitous pizza-chain-of-last-resort Domino's has been running a weird Ferris Bueller's Day Off ad campaign with Stranger Things actor Joe Keery. The ...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Quench your thirst with Instagram likes from a vending machine
Ever since the dawn of the internet, people have found a way to artificially make themselves look more popular online. In exchange for a small sum, various dodgy-looking websites have long promised to...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget A day with Apple's new iMac (no, not the Pro)
I have some good news and bad news. The good news: I left WWDC on Monday with an iMac. The bad news: It's not the iMac Pro. Sorry, folks, but our review of that space-gray machine with the 18-cor...
10:44 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Humans can help AI learn games more quickly
Google taught DeepMind to play Atari games all on its own, but letting humans help may be faster, according to researchers from Microsoft and Germany. They invited folks of varying skills to play five...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Mac VR support is more confusing than you think
Early on in yesterday's WWDC keynote, Apple announced VR support in OS X, along with an external GPU dock for Mac developers. That news excited a lot of people.External GPUs, for what it's w...
10:06 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Two people spent 48 hours in nonstop virtual reality
If you own a virtual-reality headset, you've seen a few health and safety rules. Don't use your VR headset in a moving vehicle, for instance, or make sure to take frequent breaks. For most o...
09:44 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget A piracy lawsuit is tearing Kodi's add-on community apart
Some of the biggest third-party Kodi streaming addons are no longer available. TorrentFreak reports that ZemTV and Phoenix have recently closed following a lawsuit from US satellite broadcaster Dish N...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Tesla gives a shadowy tease of the Model Y crossover SUV
It'll take a few more years before Tesla officially launches the Model Y, but we now kinda, sorta know what it could look like. The automaker has given us a first look at the upcoming mass market...
08:56 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget 'Dissidia NT' brings ridiculous 'Final Fantasy' brawls to PS4
After making its transition from Sony's PSP to arcades, Square Enix's Dissidia series is coming back to PlayStation. While it's on the PS4 and not handheld this time around, it should e...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Apple is taking its secret iPhone repair machines to 25 countries
Apple is further loosening its grip on tricky iPhone repairs and allowing owners to get their devices fixed at a place other than the Apple Store, Reuters reports. According to the news agency, the co...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget The head of the US patent office just quit
The head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle Lee, has unexpectedly resigned from her position. Lee was officially appointed to the top job by President Obama in 2015*, but had a...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX land another rocket in crisp 4K
Missed the SpaceX launch that marked the first time it used a refurbished Dragon capsule for an ISS resupply mission? Well, that capsule has recently reached the space station, and the private space c...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Say hello to Arms, Nintendo's next flagship game -- and it's somehow very familiar. We also take a closer look at the story behind many of those Apple an...
05:07 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget Bioware will address more 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' issues soon
Mass Effect: Andromeda launched in rough shape, with issues affecting everything from character creation to in-game animations and facial expressions. In April Bioware laid out some of the issues it p...
03:35 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget SpaceX will launch a secretive space drone for the Air Force
SpaceX fought hard for the right to launch Air Force projects and it has landed a pretty prestigious one. Elon Musk's company will fire the X-37B miniature spaceplane into orbit with the Falcon 9...
01:31 am -04 - Wed, June 7, 2017
Engadget MIT's $10,000 robotic furniture is making its way to small homes
A few years ago, MIT designed a piece of furniture worth $10,000 -- not because it's made of luxury materials, but because it can transform at the press of a button. Now, that piece of robotic fu...
11:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Lawyers claim Trump can't block his critics on Twitter
While we withhold the right to moderate and maintain standards of discussion in our comments because they are a private space, does the President of the United States have a different standard to meet...
09:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Apple Music's 'Planet of the Apps' reality show debuts tonight
One extra treat from Apple's developer event is apparently the debut of its new original TV show. Launching tonight at midnight ET on Apple Music, Planet of the Apps will follow developers as the...
09:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Mars astronauts at greater risk of cancer than previously thought
You might not want to book that trip to Mars just yet. Researchers have published a study estimating that the risk of cancer from cosmic rays is twice as high as previously thought. They've deter...
08:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Steam's streamlined indie marketplace goes live June 13th
Steam Greenlight launched in 2012 with the dream that players would naturally vote for the games they most wanted. But that idealism fell to the reality of voter approval and it became far more of a p...
08:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch' celebrates its anniversary with a double XP weekend
While you wait to hear about what's new in gaming, maybe you can kick back and relax with one of last year's highlights. As part of the anniversary celebration for Overwatch, Blizzard will k...
07:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Trent Reznor blows dust off the 'Quake' score for vinyl reissue
Quake was a groundbreaking game in a number of ways, and that included its soundtrack -- id Software scored a coup when it got Nine Inch Nails (technically, Trent Reznor) to score the grim first-perso...
06:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Vodafone tries to keep its ads away from fake news sites
After Trump was elected President, folks clamored about the toxic sites that helped deliver him to the White House. The backlash pushed companies to distance themselves from some of them, and literall...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 could use the iPhones NFC chip for more than Apple Pay
Apple may have an awkward history of avoiding and then embracing NFC in the past, but new developments at this week's Worldwide Developer's Conference indicate those days are long gone. Appl...
05:51 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Guess what Michael Moore's 'Trumpileaks' site is about
Michael Moore just created a new website called "Trumpileaks," for, you guessed it, collecting leaked information about Trump administration activities. In a letter posted on the site, Moore...
05:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Microsofts new Surface Pen will set you back $99
Microsoft's new Surface Pen, announced at the same time as a new Surface Pro tablet, is supposed to feel like writing on paper. The company also claims its the "fastest pen ever" on any...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Apple is the perfect anti-VR test case
Apple shined a dull spotlight on virtual reality during its WWDC keynote yesterday, introducing VR support for macOS and a beefed-up, VR-capable version of the new iMac. This marks Apple's first ...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Walmart takes on Amazon's grocery pickups with automated kiosks
Walmart isn't letting up in its quest to one-up Amazon whenever possible, especially when it comes to in-person pickups. The retailer is testing a kiosk in Oklahoma City that lets you pick up yo...
04:31 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Here's our first look at Windows' new adaptive interface
Microsoft has been steadily working on bringing the full Windows experience to devices of all types over the past few years, including PCs, phones and even the Xbox One. But there are still a few diff...
04:12 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp adds photo filters and albums to make chats more visual
Just a few months after WhatsApp added Snapchat-style image updates and Siri-integration, the Facebook-owned messaging app is evolving again on iOS. With a new update, available now, WhatsApp gets eve...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook Live closed captioning makes videos more accessible
Facebook announced today that it's extending video closed captioning to Live broadcasts. The move is part of the company's attempt to make Facebook more accessible to those with disabilities...
03:20 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Apple doesnt need your personal information to succeed
In 2014, Apple's CEO Tim Cook wrote an important letter about how the company makes money. He wrote, "a few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget 'Battleborn' is free, but you'll need money to make the most of it
We all had high hopes when Battleborn was shown off at E3 in 2015. The first game from the studio that brought us Borderlands mixed MOBA and FPS genres to create something that looked even more dynami...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon, ACLU back net neutrality 'day of action' on July 12th
Many tech advocates and companies aren't happy that the FCC is planning to gut net neutrality, and they're determined to make their voices heard. The non-profit group has declared July 12th ...
02:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Uber fires more than 20 employees for harassment
For months now, Uber has been dealing with accusations that it has a rampant problem with sexual harassment amongst its employees, and today it sounds like the results of an investigation have lead to...
01:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Apple's 2TB iCloud plan will only cost you $10 a month
A slew of announcements came out of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday including a price drop for the company's 2TB iCloud storage plan. It may not be as sexy as the HomePod, ...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget HPs VR backpack PC doubles as a desktop
Last year, HP revealed its solution to the trail of cables that plagues every Vive experience -- a VR powered-PC in a backpack. Aiming to make virtual reality a more immersive and portable experience,...
01:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget OnePlus 5 launches on June 20th
After a steady stream of teasers, OnePlus is finally ready to put its money where its mouth is: the smartphone maker is holding a launch event for the OnePlus 5 on June 20th at 12PM Eastern. It's...
12:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget California and China partner on clean energy tech
The Trump administration's decision to leave the Paris Accord has already prompted some states to forge their own pro-environment pacts, but the latest such alliance is... unusual. California and...
12:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Apple wants iMessage to be your customer service app
Apple has been steadily improving iMessage over the past year, and now apparently it wants to get businesses in on the action. Enter Business Chat, Apple's as-yet-unreleased tool to provide custo...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Nintendo hasn't forgotten about 'Pokmon' on the 3DS
Okay, so, today's brief Nintendo Direct didn't reveal the Switch version of Pokemon Sun and Moon, but if you aren't a fan of traditional fighting games and still prefer the 3DS to the S...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon discounts Prime for customers with EBT cards
Amazon announced today that customers enrolled in a number of different government assistance programs can now get Prime subscriptions for $6 per month. As of now, the offer is limited to those with a...
11:36 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget UK police make first arrest triggered by facial recognition
Police in South Wales have arrested a man using automatic facial recognition software. It's the first time a person has been seized this way in the UK, according to Wales Online, following a seri...
11:23 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Lyft and nuTonomy aim to improve self-driving car comfort
Ride service companies like Uber and Lyft are focused on the technology of self-driving cars, but what about everythingn else? Lyft is now exploring the passenger aspect via a partnership with self-dr...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Arms is the successor to Punch Out the Nintendo Switch needs
The original Punch Out may be heralded as a classic 8-bit NES game, but it's one I didn't play until I was in college. I'd heard it mentioned as I grew up but always dismissed it out of...
10:44 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Pokmon fighter 'Pokken' is coming to Nintendo Switch
Nintendo is bringing a Pok&eacute;mon game to the Switch, but it's not the one you were hoping for. Fighting game Pokken Tournament, which lets you throw down as Gengar, Blaziken and a bunch ...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Don't compare Apple's HomePod to Amazon's Echo
When Apple unveiled the HomePod at WWDC, it was tempting to draw immediate comparisons to the Amazon Echo and Google Home. And I wouldn't blame you if you did. They're all smart speakers, of...
10:17 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget The Apple Pencil case won't save you from losing it
iPad Pro users, take note: Apple has released what might be the most Apple product in the history of Apple. One of the announcements to slip through the cracks during that intense WWDC keynote yesterd...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Mophie's cases add wireless charging to iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8
Mophie's cases provide a quick way to add wireless charging capabilities to iPhones and Samsung Galaxy S devices, and now they're available for the models' latest iterations. The access...
09:39 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop One reveals its plans for connecting Europe
One of Hyperloop One's smartest ideas was the Global Challenge, a "competition" where cities could pitch for the honor of hosting a Hyperloop. From the suggestions, the company then pro...
09:17 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget HP's 'fighter-jet' Omen gaming PCs are VR-ready
HP has unveiled its latest Omen desktop and laptop gaming PCs with a refreshed, "fighter-jet"-inspired design and VR-certification, along with an external graphics accelerator that doubles a...
09:01 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Uber hires a VP to fix its toxic company culture
Despite its incredibly high userbase, a string of controversies has led to what can only be described as a pretty terrible year for Uber. Now, just a few months after its employees left the company in...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Wink promises home security with its $119 smart bulb bundle
Wink's goal is to demystify the internet of things with a single hub and a single app that talks to all manner of smart home devices from other companies, and plays nice with Google's assist...
08:28 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Google is using games to teach kids about online safety
With the rise of phishing, malware and fake news, it can be hard for adults, let alone children, to identify what's safe and what's not. Parents can teach internet best practices, but compan...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Master & Dynamic's new headphones take cues from Bamford watches
It's no secret that Master &amp; Dynamic makes some of the best-looking headphones around these days, and the company routinely enlists other like-minded brands to join them. On heels of a Le...
07:26 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Google fixes random Pixel freezing with latest update
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL phones debuted to strong reviews, but not all has been perfect since -- supply has been a problem, as has quality control. Case in point -- some smartphones have been ...
07:05 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Apple is assisting the UK in terror investigations
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has confirmed his company is working with UK authorities as part of their investigations into terrorist incidents. In an interview with Bloomberg, Cook said Apple was co...
06:41 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Politicians and tech titans unite to uphold Paris agreement
The 61 US cities and states that vowed to uphold the Paris climate agreement have ballooned in number over the past few days. Despite President Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, June 6th 2017
Hey, good morning!Apple's big developer conference had plenty for fans (and frenemies) to chew over. The keynote ran for two and a half hours (don't worry: we made a shorter version), and co...
05:39 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook is trying to make clicktivism worth something
One of the problems with clicking Angry Face on a story about some kleptocrat earning a fast buck for themselves is that it has no real consequences. It's an issue that Facebook is looking to cha...
04:40 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Researchers create hydrogen fuel with artificial photosynthesis
Scientists all over the world have been attempting to recreate photosynthesis in the lab in hopes of being able to mimic the process to create fuel. Now a team of researchers from the Department of En...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Tech Hunters: the first TV set Britain fell in love with
Televisions might be cheap and plentiful now, but in the 1930s, they were almost exclusively reserved for the middle class. The BBC was the only broadcaster in town and a lucky, elite few were able to...
02:40 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget EVs are greener than ever thanks to renewable energy
Some wags will always try to claim that EVs are just as dirty as regular cars, because electricity is generated in coal-fired power stations. Except, that's not really true anymore, which is why ...
12:46 am -04 - Tue, June 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon opens up Twitch Prime's ad-free streaming worldwide
Twitch Prime subscriptions are more than a little handy. If you already have Amazon Prime, it lets you watch your favorite game stream ad-free (and support a favorite streamer) at no extra charge. H...
11:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Anki's cute Cozmo robot is coming to Canada in July
Outside of its robotic remote control cars, last year Anki released a palm-sized robot companion called Cozmo. As adorable as it is intelligent, it rolls around on its tank treads using its arm to int...
10:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Steam brings virtual reality to macOS
Mac platforms have been too underpowered for virtual reality, requiring Apple diehards to bootstrap Windows for a ramshackle VR solution. But today at its annual WWDC conference, Apple announced an in...
09:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Orange is the New Black,' 'Orphan Black' and 'Dark Matter'
This week the NHL and NBA Finals continue (and, in at least one case could come to an end), but that's not the only thing on TV. Netflix is ready to officially release season five of Orange is th...
09:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget The new iPad Pro packs a bigger screen into a familiar body
The tablet market isn't in great shape, but Apple is still convinced that the iPad represents the future of mobile computing. That's where the Pro models come in: They're designed to br...
09:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apples $130 Magic Keyboard adds a numeric keypad
If you hate wires, but love typing numbers of a wide, expansive surface, then Apple has one more important hardware announcement for you. Among all the other news out of 2017's Worldwide Develope...
08:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Affinity Photo is another powerful editing app for iPad
With the announcement of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro today at WWDC, Apple continues to push the idea that its tablet can be a feasible mobile workstation. Third-party developers have been urging the same, ...
07:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Watch Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote in 15 minutes
What's that? You weren't able to sit through nearly three hours of Apple news earlier today as the company kicked off this year's installment of WWDC? No worries. We've condensed a...
06:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Russian intelligence agents targeted US voting-software company
Russia's military intelligence agency infiltrated a US voting-software company and conducted a phishing campaign targeting more than 100 local elections officials, according to top-secret Nationa...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Surprise! The HomePod actually sounds incredible
"Hey Siri, what's the weather like?"That was the first of many questions I asked the HomePod Apple installed in the corner of its WWDC demo area, and the answer was the same each time: ...
06:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget The iPad looks like thefuture of the MacBookwith iOS 11
Apple hasn't been shy about where the iPad is headed. With the traditional tablet market on the decline, the company started repositioning its slate as more of a laptop replacement with the iPad ...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget The 15-inch MacBook Pro: What's changed?
It's been only seven months and nine days since Apple unveiled its first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and we're already looking at a refresh. It's not a redesign, so we need to peek unde...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget The iPad is now the best Apple device for music
Apple unveiled a larger entry-level iPad Pro. At 10.5 inches, folks that love working on a touchscreen are going to be ecstatic to have all that extra real estate. Plus, with iOS 11 coming this fall w...
05:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Legacy ports on a MacBook Pro will cost you $1,999
Give our regards to anyone still clutching a four-pin USB cable out there: Apple is slowly winnowing down its MacBook Pro line and eliminating the remaining machines built with anything other than USB...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget AI can predict if you'll die soon by examining your organs
When not stealing blue collar jobs, robots are becoming Dr. House, diagnosing maladies like breast and skin cancer with aplomb. Scientists at the University of Adelaide have pushed it to a morbid new ...
04:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget The new iPad Pro vs. the 9.7-inch iPad Pro: What's changed?
The iPad Pro's new 10.5-inch screen size may be a bit bigger than the 9.7-inch model it's replacing, but it's still sleek and svelte. However, a larger display and a new chassis aren�...
04:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Outlook mobile apps help you edit your contacts
Believe it or not, Microsoft's Outlook app for Android and iOS hasn't let you add or edit contacts -- you've had to turn to your PC or the web for that. At last, though, common sense p...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget The iMac Pro puts a darker spin on a familiar design
The cylindrical Mac Pro was a gorgeous feat of engineering, but that beautiful design also made it tough for Apple to update it regularly with fresh components. No wonder Apple essentially ditched it ...
04:29 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple WWDC 2017: By the numbers
It was an enthralling, albeit bladder-bursting, 2.5 hours at Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose on Monday. The company announced a slew of upgrades, redesigns, added feature...
04:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget NASA wants to make autonomous planes a reality
Self-driving cars are quickly becoming a reality, but self-flying planes? It might seem far off, but NASA wants to make them happen. Today, three different aeronautics teams received the go ahead to e...
03:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Facebook is bringing gaming videos to the living room
Facebook is determined to become a destination for gaming videos, and that includes when you're lounging on the couch. It's adding a dedicated gaming tab to its TV app that will highlight vi...
03:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple's iOS 11 upgrades for the iPad are all about productivity
With Apple's new iOS 11, the company not only introduced a brand new mobile OS for iPhones, it completely revamped the experience for iPads as well. Indeed, Apple's Senior Vice President of ...
03:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple unveils HomePod, its Siri smart speaker
Just as we expected, Apple unveiled its Siri speaker, Homepod, today during its WWDC keynote. It's yet another category where Apple is a bit late to the party -- Amazon's Echo and Alexa ecos...
02:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget 'Monument Valley 2' is now available on iOS
Monument Valley is one of the greatest mobile games ever released, a brilliant puzzle jaunt through an MC Escher landscape punctuated with lovely chimes and audio accents. Nobody expected a sequel to ...
02:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget ARKit is Apple's new reality-bending developer platform
Apple is diving into the world of augmented reality. ARKit is Apple's new developer platform, allowing programmers to build apps that blend the real world with digital objects. It's due out ...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple introduces the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Apple's original 12.9-inch iPad Pro hit the scene in November 2015. Its sheer size and high-end specs made it a standout of the tablet scene, while the Apple Pencil made to work with it made it a...
02:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple brings mulitroom speaker support to HomeKit with AirPlay 2
Apple's HomeKit has provided iPhone and iPad users with a simple platform to connect multiple smart home devices, but it's shied away from one of the most important gadgets: speakers. While ...
02:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple focuses on safety behind the wheel with iOS 11
Using your phone while driving is incredibly dangerous. But for a lot of us, it's tough to ignore all those notifications when we should be paying attention to the road. So Apple has created a ne...
02:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple is redesigning the App Store
Every year, more developers flood onto the App Store in the hope of finding an audience and some lucrative revenue. The sheer volume of apps means it's hard to get noticed, however, and on the fl...
02:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple Music will keep tabs on your friends' listening habits
Thanks to a Bloomberg interview with Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine back in April, we thought WWDC updates for the app could focus on video. During today's keynote, the company gave us a brief run...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget iOS 11's Photos app uses AI to make your shots better
Apple's iOS 11 promises to be a big upgrade for shutterbugs. It's improving both the Camera and Photos apps to take some of the headaches out of snapshots and photos. For instance, the Photo...
02:27 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple is using AI to make Siri smarter
Apple may have started the digital assistant craze with Siri, but it's largely been playing catch-up lately. Specifically, to Google and Mountain View's own Assistant. Now Apple's app h...
02:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple's macOS finally supports VR
Until now, the only way to run a high-end VR system on a Mac was by booting into Windows, but that doesn't solve the fact that Apple had yet to offer a GPU option that's actually good enough...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple's Venmo competitor is built into iMessage
Apple was rumored to be building its own competitor to services like Venmo and Paypal, and today at WWDC the company confirmed it was expanding the Apple Pay empire. Senior VP of software Craig Federi...
02:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple unveils iOS 11 with translation and a better camera
Apple has announced iOS 11, the latest version of its mobile operating system that boasts a variety of small, yet important, improvements. Messages, for instance, now syncs across all of your devices ...
02:06 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple boosts the MacBook line's performance with Kaby Lake processors
Apple's 2017 laptop lineup will be a bit speedier than last year's offerings, the company announced at WWDC 2017 on Monday. The MacBook will receive the 7th generation "Kaby Lake" ...
02:06 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apples iMac Pro is its most powerful computer ever
Apple has another iMac to reveal. The iMac Pro is a powerful, familiar-looking all-in one, decked in space gray -- and the company says it's the most powerful Mac ever. Period. The pro-level comp...
01:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget The new Mac filesystem is all about speed and security
At its WWDC 2017 developer conference, Apple has revealed that its latest (not-very-creatively-named) MacOS system, High Sierra, will run the Apple File System (APFS) as its standard filesystem. The s...
01:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget The new Mac file system is all about speed and security
At its WWDC 2017 developer conference, Apple has revealed that its latest (not-very-creatively-named) MacOS system, High Sierra, will run Apple File System (APFS). Apple claims that High Sierra is its...
01:48 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple brings more pro-level power to its iMac lineup
A refreshed line of iMacs -- and the possible introduction of an "iMac Pro" -- were some of the most-teased announcements prior to WWDC. Earlier this year, Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of...
01:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget macOS High Sierra includes changes to Safari, Photos and the file system
Another WWDC, another update to macOS, the software powering Apple's traditional desktop and laptop computers. As usual, senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi is on stage detailing th...
01:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple's macOS High Sierra: faster Safari and a new file system
Another WWDC, another update to macOS, the software powering Apple's traditional desktop and laptop computers. As usual, senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi is onstage detailing the...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple's watchOS improvements focus on fitness and Siri
Apple definitely isn't slowing down with watchOS updates now that the Apple Watch is relatively established. It's introducing watchOS 4, a big update that overhauls both the look and several...
01:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Amazon Prime Video launches on Apple TV 'this year'
Well, that took longer than it probably should have: Amazon Prime Video will finally be available on Apple TV sometime "later this year." So yep, that means if you'd rather watch Man in...
01:12 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Optoma unveils the first 4K projector under $2,000
While 4K TVs fell in price quickly, 4K projectors are still too expensive for most home theater enthusiasts. Up until now, you'd have to be prepared to shell out around $8,000 for a large-scale 4...
12:51 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Supreme Court to decide if cellphone location data requires a warrant
The ongoing battle between mobile technology and law enforcement is headed to the Supreme Court. Next term, the justices will decide whether a warrant is required for police to track a suspect through...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Live from Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote!
Let's not play coy: When Apple puts on its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, we can always count on a few sure things. Why even bother asking if we're going to see new features for iOS...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple offers its iPhone repair tools to third-party shops
You can get your iPhone fixed at third party shops, but it's clear that they play second fiddle to Apple Stores when they don't have access to Cupertino's specialized tools. However, it...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Faraday Future will test its electric SUV by climbing Pikes Peak
Faraday Future announced that one of its FF 91 pre-production vehicles will be participating in the 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The company says the race will be the first in a series pu...
11:43 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget SpaceX's re-launched Dragon capsule arrives at the ISS
This weekend's big SpaceX news has nearly reached its logical conclusion point: the reused Dragon cargo capsule has been successfully captured by the International Space Station. While that sound...
11:22 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Sony's new PS4 Slim is 1TB, gold and $249
Ahead of E3 (it starts this weekend, mind you) Sony has announced it's cut the price of the PlayStation 4, given it a new color and more internal storage. Between June 9th and June 17th you'...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Waze sends real-time accident data to drivers and first responders
Earlier this month, Waze teamed up with the Emergency Number Association to help emergency responders react more quickly to incidents across Europe. Now, that feature is debuting in the United States:...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Formlabs makes high-quality, automated 3D printing more affordable
Your basic hobbyist 3D printer (technically known as Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM) is great for rapid prototyping because, while the objects it prints are a bit rough, the system and its associate...
10:41 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple might give iOS 11 a real file system
Those wanting more control over file storage on their iPhones may be in for some good news later today. A placeholder for a new "Files" app showed up in the App Store....
10:21 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Instagram CEO downplays criticism that it copied Snapchat
If you've gotten Instagram and Snapchat confused recently, you'd be forgiven: Even Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom acknowledges that there are similarities between the two services. Instagram mi...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget How the studio behind 'Prey' reimagined space history
Talos I is a beautiful nightmare. The privately-owned research facility, suspended in space above the Earth, offers a captivating blend of science and art-deco design. Its offices are filled with tall...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Zeros DS 6.5 motorcycle was built for urban commuters
For other riders, an electric motorcycle is a two-wheeled invitation to talk. It's the lack of sound that initially tips them off. They always ask about range and speed. But mostly range. How far...
09:01 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Watch Apple's WWDC keynote live at 1PM ET
The day has come. It's time for Apple's annual developer conference to kick off and you can watch it live from wherever you'll be at 1PM ET/10AM PT. The company is keeping with its trad...
08:24 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Apple and Amazon want a stake in Toshiba's memory business
Apple and Amazon are joining a Foxconn bid to purchase Japanese chip giant Toshiba's NAND manufacturing division, according to Nikkei. The deal could make it easier for the companies, particularl...
07:30 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Amazons Alexa will keep you up to date with the UK election
It's general election week, and politicians have only four days left to curry favour before we fill those ballot boxes on June 8th. Between work and everything else, staying on top of the week�...
07:03 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Palmer Luckey wants to develop a virtual border wall
Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus, has revealed that he is working on a new startup that will develop virtual border wall technology. Luckey confirmed as much to The New York Times, which reported t...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, June 5th 2017
Welcome to the new week. Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off later today. While we will be reporting live from it, we've also got thoughts on what you might see, right here.We a...
04:05 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Robot's uncanny dexterity could transform manufacturing
Robotic hands can play drums and even twirl objects with aplomb, but they're still poor at picking up unfamiliar objects. That's why UC Berkeley's DexNet 2.0 bot is so impressive -- usi...
02:23 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget Roomba creator wants to do for gardens what he did for your floors
Let's be honest: while planting your garden can be fun, weeding it usually isn't. Not unless you enjoy crouching down for long stretches, anyway. You might not have to endure the drudgery ...
12:01 am -04 - Mon, June 5, 2017
Engadget IBM squeezes 30 billion transistors into a fingernail-sized chip
Who said Moore's Law was dead? Certainly not IBM or its chip partners Globalfoundries and Samsung. The trio has developed a transistor manufacturing process that should pave the way for 5-nanomet...
10:56 pm -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget Windows 10's smart backups may be going away
When Microsoft introduced File History with Windows 8, cautious PC users were happy: it gave you a Time Machine-style backup that let you recover older files if you made a mistake. You might not get ...
09:27 pm -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget South Korea turns its back on coal and nuclear power
South Korea is clearly a tech-savvy country when companies like Samsung and LG dominate, but you almost wouldn't know it by looking at its energy policies. It not only depends heavily on coal and...
07:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget Apple stops showing 32-bit iOS apps in your search results
Apple has been nudging iOS app developers toward 64-bit code for years: it started by requiring 64-bit support, then told users that 32-bit apps might run poorly, and lately has been warning that 32-b...
06:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget Computex was a reminder that the age of the eSIM is upon us
Nestled inside your cellphone is a teensy sliver of plastic you almost certainly never think about. That's your SIM card -- the bit that basically stores your phone's identity and passes it ...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget Overclocking to 7GHz takes more than just liquid nitrogen
Over the years, I've been fascinated by two kinds of events at Computex: eSports and extreme PC overclocking competitions. I doubt I'd ever make it as a professional gamer (I'm more of ...
03:32 pm -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget Implant-free stimulation could treat brain conditions
Scientists know that stimulating the deeper regions of your brain can treat Parkinson's and other conditions. But there's a problem: they usually need to open your skull to place implants, ...
01:56 pm -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget Mars rover's home crater was a potential hotbed for life
NASA landed the Curiosity rover in Mars' Gale Crater precisely because it promised to be a sort of open book that revealed a lot about the planet's history. Well, scientists have been busy ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget The best immersion blender
By Christine Cyr Clisset &amp; Michael SullivanThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's ind...
11:30 am -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget After Math: We're on our own
It has not been a proud week for America, what with the current administration randomly deciding to remove us as signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement and all. Luckily, the United States is still...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget BenHecksSuper Glue Gun: Programming and electronics
Armed with some early insight from his Great Glue Gun project, Ben goes heads down on redesigning a 3D-printed mount for the motor using Autodesk Fusion 360. Still, it makes sense to check these thing...
06:29 am -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget Sony is building a full-frame digital camera for pro filmmakers
If you've ever shot video with a full-frame DSLR, you know how alluring it can be -- that large sensor can be perfect for low-light shots and soft backgrounds. However, pro cinematographers have...
02:31 am -04 - Sun, June 4, 2017
Engadget Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan
Google has been bringing Android Pay to new regions in an attempt to expand its limited availability. After landing in the UK last year and in Canada more recently, the mobile payment system has now m...
11:33 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing
When Valve unveiled its plans to simplify game publishing through Steam Direct, it struggled to settle on a fee. Did it want to go low and make publishing more accessible, or go high to prevent abuse...
09:55 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Hangouts calls on iPhones now appear as regular voice calls
It took a while, but Google Hangouts has finally followed in Facebook Messenger's footsteps and started taking advantage of iOS 10's Callkit. That means calls you receive on Hangouts will ap...
08:28 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info
Identity and password management services are, in theory, supposed to improve your security by promoting tough-to-guess passwords and otherwise keeping logins under lock and key. However, the concent...
07:01 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Verizon beefs up its prepaid plans' data allowance
Verizon's prepaid plans will look a lot more enticing come June 6th: the mobile carrier has tweaked its current offerings, giving each tier a bigger data allowance. You'll now get 3GB of dat...
05:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget SpaceX re-launches a Dragon capsule for the first time
SpaceX is no longer limited to reusing rockets -- it's reusing capsules, too. The private spaceflight outfit has launched a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule (namely, one last used in September 20...
04:27 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Watch Ariana Grande's benefit concert live on Twitter and YouTube
Pop star Ariana Grande is hosting a benefit concert on June 4th to help victims of the Manchester terrorist attack, and you'll have plenty of ways to both watch and contribute online. The gig wil...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve
One thing was very clear at Computex: It's going to be a transformational year for computing. We're seeing several trends from the past few years -- like the move towards thinner and lighter...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for self-driving cars
It may have been a while since we last we came across a Here 3D mapping vehicle, but that's not to say the company hasn't been using its cars lately. In fact, the Here True collection vehicl...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is timely superhero movie
Wonder Woman,Heroine of thePost-Truth AgeMegan Garber,The AtlanticWonder Woman may be set in the time of World War I, but the movie's themes are particularly relevant right now. The Atlantic anal...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: 'Wonder Woman' is a timely superhero movie
Wonder Woman,Heroine of thePost-Truth AgeMegan Garber,The AtlanticWonder Woman may be set in the time of World War I, but the movie's themes are particularly relevant right now. The Atlantic anal...
10:30 am -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Living a digital dream with Alex Andreev's VR landscapes
"A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming," says Wikipedia. Artist Alex Andreev offers that experience with his VR dreamscape paintings by messing with the part...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Microsofts vision for connected PCs gives me hope for Windows
I wasn't expecting a major news announcement from Microsoft's Computex keynote this year -- not on the heels of events in New York, Seattle and Shanghai. What else could there possibly be to...
08:15 am -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. It's time to prep for Apple's next big event and carefully consider what could happen if the government legalizes "hacking b...
04:28 am -04 - Sat, June 3, 2017
Engadget Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered suggestions
The new Archive feature recently spotted in Google Photos is now rolling out to all users, but it has an extra trick. While the Archive button lets you push more mundane photos (scans of receipts, scr...
11:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Google Home will arrive in Canada on June 26th
Google is finally bringing its Home speaker to Canada. It took a while, but at least the tech titan didn't wait two years like it did with Android Pay, which just recently made its way to the cou...
10:24 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Spigen has a trademark beef with Andy Rubin's Essential Products
We're still about a month away from the first Essential Phone hitting the market, but there may be a problem. According to documents provided to Android Police, well-known mobile accessory maker ...
08:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Sprint and Rogers connect for iMessage-like RCS texting
Nearly every major tech company has come up with their own messaging services with enhanced features and SMS is starting to look long in the tooth. But there's hope for text messaging. A newish s...
06:36 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Gears of War 4' retools its Horde mode in time for summer
Gears of War 4 dropped last October with more story, kinetic sound and a revamped version of its signature players-vs-AI Horde mode. Microsoft Game Studios has continued to refine the game in the mont...
05:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Pirates of the Caribbean Galaxy S8 comes with its own booty chest
Samsung's Galaxy S8, released in April, was the success the tech titan needed after the Note 7's spectacular (and flammable) failure. Now safely underway with high sales, the company has inc...
04:49 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Walmart recruits its employees to deliver your packages
Walmart has been struggling to compete with shipping perks offered by companies like Amazon. And in its latest attempt to contend,it has turned to employees -- asking them to deliver packages on their...
04:20 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget 'Instant Tethering' comes to Chromebooks with some caveats
When you're nowhere near a Wi-Fi hotspot, tethering to your smartphone's data connection is a great solution. Doing it quickly and easily makes it even nicer. Apple has had what it calls Ins...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget If hacking back becomes law, what could possibly go wrong?
Representative Tom Graves (R-GA) thinks that when anyone gets hacked -- individuals or companies -- they should be able to "fight back" and go "hunt for hackers outside of their own net...
03:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Study suggests Airbnb hosts are unfair to people with disabilities
A recent study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University found evidence that Airbnb hosts might be less likely to rent to people with disabilities. But there are some important limitations to con...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2017
As a rule, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is predictable: new versions of iOS, macOS and watchOS are the stars of the show, and anything else is gravy. WWDC 2017, however, is shaping up t...
03:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Xprize enlists sci-fi authors and filmmakers to map our future
Science fiction has been instrumental in creating the future from the very beginning. Real-life manipulator hands, originally created for the nuclear industry, were named after Robert Heinlein's ...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work heads to Amazon's silver screen
Amazon's turning to literature once again for an original series. Only this time, Jeff Bezos' video wing is eschewing Philip K. Dick in favor of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. ...
02:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Robotic shorts can shave minutes off a marathon time
In marathons, milliseconds matter. A split-second can be the difference between victory and defeat; between setting a record and coming in second. So, it's a big deal when a team of Harvard engin...
01:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Adding a second pair of arms is as easy as putting on a backpack
There's only so much you can do with two arms and hands. That's basic science. But what if you could add extras without the need for ethically shady surgery or trading your apartment for a h...
01:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Facial recognition software can sense when a sheep is in pain
Animals can't tell us when they're in pain, so owners and veterinarians have to rely on other cues to help treat animals in discomfort. But determining that amount of pain might have just go...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Inside Grado Labs: A legacy of hand-built headphones
Grado Labs is a special place.That sounds hyperbolic, but allow me to explain. Behind a graffiti-covered Brooklyn facade, there's a small factory where the family's namesake headphones and t...
12:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Create a masterpiece on the Switch's touchscreen in 'Qbics Paint'
A new game coming to the Nintendo Switch promises to make good use of its touchscreen. Qbics Paint, developed by Abylight Studios, lets you sculpt and paint works of art from the comfort of your livin...
12:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Andy Rubin's Essential is toying with the idea of smart glasses
Now that Andy Rubin's technology startup Essential has emerged from stealth, there's a healthy amount of interest around what the company plans to do to stand out. We've already had our...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget The best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer
By Rachel CericolaThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pi...
11:32 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Researchers use rideshare vehicles to uncover stingray use
It's a badly kept secret that law enforcement uses fake cell phone towers, called stingrays, that can track phones and eavesdrop on communications. But one research team has taken it upon themsel...
11:10 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Scientists now know how your brain differentiates faces
Researchers at Caltech have taken a huge step in figuring out how the brain processes faces. In a study published this week in Cell, the team found that the brain only needs around 200 neurons to diff...
10:33 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Google teaches kids to code with scenes from 'Wonder Woman'
Google has an interest in teaching kids how to code. After all, they're going to be the next generation of engineers and developers inventing and supporting Google's products. Yesterday, the...
10:11 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget 'Rime' goes DRM-free after hackers crack the game in days
That didn't take long. Rime developer Tequila Works promised earlier this week that it would remove Denuvo, the anti-tampering/DRM system on the Windows version of Rime, if someone cracked it. Ju...
09:46 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget India will be the first to power its ports with green energy
As the US comes to terms with President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, India is celebrating government efforts to promote green energy. Earlier this week, o...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Waymo will battle Uber with its own self-driving trucks
Google was one of the first companies to show off self-driving car tech, but it's pretty late into the autonomous truck game. Well after companies like Daimler, Komatsu and Uber unveiled their ow...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Need for Speed Payback adds higher stakes and familiar ideas
On paper, Need for Speed Payback sounds a lot like Grand Theft Auto V crossed with a modern Fast and the Furious movie. Tale of revenge? Check. Three distinct protagonists with differing skillsets? Ch...
08:33 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's first episode of MTV's 'Cribs' lands June 3rd
MTV is finally ready to debut its first Cribs episode for the new generation -- and, yes, it's broadcasting the show on Snapchat, just like it promised last year. The reimagined reality show will...
08:28 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Where to buy HTC's U11 and Sony's Xperia XZ Premium in the UK
Over the past couple of days, two new flagship smartphones have landed on UK shores -- HTC's U11 and Sony's Xperia XZ Premium -- and both have their merits. HTC's latest marries powerfu...
08:01 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Relive monster dunks and other NBA finals highlights in VR
The NBA has been bolder with virtual reality than most other leagues, producing weekly VR games on its League Pass on-demand network with NextVR. If you're interested in checking it out without p...
07:31 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Inside the Barbicans sci-fi movie wonderland
The best science fiction movies use costumes, models and physical props to sell their vision of the future. Alien, for instance, would be nothing without the compression suits worn by its ill-fated cr...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Intel starts MLB 'Game of the Week' VR live streams
We'd heard that Major League Baseball had virtual reality streaming aspirations, and a partnership with Intel is making them a reality. The two have reached a three-year deal for the Intel True V...
06:01 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, June 3rd 2017
Welcome to Friday. The big news you probably didn't miss is that the US is withdrawing from the Paris Accord: an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions struck back in 2015. Wh...
06:01 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, June 2nd 2017
Welcome to Friday. The big news you probably didn't miss is that the US is withdrawing from the Paris Accord: an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions struck back in 2015. Wh...
05:10 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget The Eve V came from nowhere to challenge the Surface Pro
The Eve V convertible has become something of a media darling lately, mostly because it claims to be the first PC to be developed by consumers, not massive corporations. The idea of the populist PC wa...
02:51 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Snap's camera-equipped Spectacles arrive in Europe
Snap's camera-equipped Spectacles have made their way across the pond. The creators of the famous ephemeral messaging app are bringing their first hardware product to Europe through their bright ...
01:40 am -04 - Fri, June 2, 2017
Engadget Alexa can remind you to pick up the dry-cleaning
Amazon has begun rolling out a couple of upgrades for Alexa, and while they might sound pretty minor, they could make the voice assistant more helpful for every day tasks. If you're in the US, yo...
11:49 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Netflix cancels 'Sense8' after two seasons
Just a week after Netflix pulled the plug on its Baz Luhrmann-produced musical series The Get Down, the streaming service announced the cancellation of the Wachowski's sci-fi series Sense8. The s...
10:32 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook Albums will store any kind of status update
Next time you create a Facebook album for a trip or an event, you can toss everything in there for posterity, not just photos and videos. That means if you posted a text-only status update or checked-...
09:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Nintendo Switch online features will cost just $20 a year
When Nintendo announced that the Switch would feature a paid online subscription model like Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus, it was vague on the details. We knew the service would cost less than the co...
09:05 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget US is now asking for visa applicants social media names
Last month, the Trump administration formally proposed tougher vetting for visa applicants that would require more social media scrutiny. Today, the State Department formally enacted the expanded ques...
07:55 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4 is both faster and cooler
We all want more power with less charging on our mobile phones. Qualcomm, the maker of the Snapdragon 835 processor, has long been working to provide lower power usage and faster battery charging. The...
07:26 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Offensive YouTube videos won't earn ad money from Google
YouTube released new creator guidelines today, clarifying what makes videos ad-friendly and expanding the restrictions that deem videos ineligible to earn advertising revenue. The stricter rules are a...
06:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget 61 US cities and three states vow to uphold Paris climate agreement
Shortly after Donald Trump told the world that the US would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, American cities and states vowed they would abide by the international compact anyway. At least 6...
06:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Xbox's Netflix-style game service is available for everyone
Microsoft has kept its promise to add more backwards compatibility to the Xbox One, enabling owners to play select Xbox 360 titles on the new machine. But it's the console's Game Pass that s...
05:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook reportedly has a teen-friendly chat app in the works
As Snapchat continues to rule among the teen set, Facebook continues to take a more active role in encouraging younger folks to use its own communication apps. According to a report at The Information...
05:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Chrome will automatically block annoying ads in early 2018
Google will launch a version of the Chrome web browser in early 2018 that automatically blocks annoying ads. Google's new ad-filtering technology will define "annoying" as outlined by t...
05:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Nintendos solution for Splatoon 2 chat requires lots of wires
Saying Nintendo's solution to voice chat on the Switch is inelegant would be a gross understatement. At least for Splatoon 2, that is. This morning the game's Twitter account posted images o...
05:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget VR headsets could soon be half the size of the Oculus Rift
The digital worlds we see through today's virtual reality headsets are amazing, but the goggles themselves leave something to be desired. Despite offering high resolutions and room-scale VR, the ...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Book review: You're better off with a Surface Pro
It took a few years, but Microsoft's Surface Pro line is an undeniable hit. It also popularized the convertible tablet category: touchscreen-driven devices you can hold in your hands that also ha...
04:29 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk leaves Trumps council after US exits Paris climate pact
Today, president Donald Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Accord. As promised, Tesla CEO Elon Musk then announced that he would no longer be part of presidenti...
04:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $40 on Amazon's Echo speaker
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX re-launch used Dragon capsule for the first time
Today, SpaceX will launch another Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply trip to the International Space Station. However, it's the first time the group will use a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule for one...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX re-launch used Dragon capsule for the first time (updated)
Today, SpaceX will launch another Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply trip to the International Space Station. However, it's the first time the group will use a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule for one...
03:36 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Trump withdraws US from Paris climate change agreement
President Trump has announced that the US will be withdrawing from the Paris Accord. The president made the statement today from the White House Rose Garden.The international agreement to reduce green...
03:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget LIGO astronomers detect third black hole collision
Today, astronomers announced that LIGO has detected gravitational waves for the third time. As a result, scientists now may have new insights into how black holes are formed.Gravitational waves are ri...
02:55 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Samsungs mesh WiFi system connects your smart home this July
Samsung's oh-so-smoothly named Connect Home Smart WiFi System now has a launch date and pricing structure. The router, which was announced in March, also has a SmartThings hub built right in, mak...
02:34 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget James Comey will testify before a Senate committee on June 8th
James Comey continues to be a lightning rod for controversy at the national level. After a long year of Clinton email server investigations and the FBI's conclusion that the Russians allegedly ha...
02:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Researchers will attempt to reanimate a corpse with stem cells
Brain death may no longer be a life sentence if one Philadelphia-based biomedical startup has its way. The company, Bioquark, plans to initiate a study later this year to see if a combination of stem ...
01:51 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Even Skype is copying Snapchat
Despite its smaller-than-expected user-base, everyone keeps trying to ape Snapchat. The latest in that trend is none other than Skype. Yes, the VOIP and chat app is trying its hand at being an ephemer...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Intels Compute Card could transform the world of smart devices
It doesn't take too long before your typical "smart" gadget becomes dumb. After a few years, the hardware inside of your TV or connected refrigerator will be hopelessly out of date. And...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Apple users have spent over $100 billion in the App Store
Apple announced today that app developers have earned over $70 billion through the App Store since its launch in 2008. As ever, the revenue split between Apple and its app developers is 70/30 for most...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Google Sheets uses machine learning to build you better charts
Google spent plenty of time at its I/O developer conference earlier this month talking about how we're entering the age of AI. Today, the company's humble spreadsheet app Sheets is getting a...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Lego Boost coding blocks arrive during summer vacation
In January, Lego announced a new line of products called Boost aimed at teaching kids aged seven and up how to code. Now, Lego Boost is available for preorder at a price of $160. Units will begin ship...
12:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Discover NYC's 'Lost Arcade' on your go-to video library
The polish of modern gaming has nearly killed off the arcade era, but at what cost? The Lost Aracade, a documentary about Chinatown Fair, New York City's last true arcade, captures the camaraderi...
12:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget littleBits latest kit is ready to teach kids coding skills
In March, tech startup littleBits announced the Code Kit, which would make it a little easier to teach kids how to code, both at home and in the classroom. Today, the Code Kit is finally on sale for a...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Javascript creator's browser raises $35 million in 30 seconds
You may remember Brendan Eich, the former CEO of Mozilla who stepped down amid political backlash surrounding his support for an anti-gay marriage bill in California. Well, he's back, and he has ...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Mobile is helping The Pokmon Company make tons of money
It's not every year that a mobile game becomes a genuine global phenomenon -- but as I'm sure you all noticed, that's exactly what Pok&eacute;mon Go was. For a good few months, Nin...
11:19 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Tablo's new Dual DVR is ready to record right out of the box
The original Tablo box debuted in 2013, pitched as a DVR for cord-cutters that could stream TV nearly anywhere, and now the company is back with a second generation version. The Tablo Dual is redesign...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Apple's kid-friendly coding app can now bring toys to life
In 2014, Apple introduced a programming language called Swift that made waves in the developer community -- not just for its power and flexibility, but for how easy it is to learn. So easy, in fact, t...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget The success of Andy Rubin's Essential Phone may depend on carriers
When Android co-founder Andy Rubin left Google in November of 2014, shortly after a major executive shake-up within the search giant, his next move wasn't particularly clear. All we knew back the...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget The semi-nude lives of webcam stars
Harli Lotts (not her real name) knows her audience better than just about anyone I've ever met in online media. In just two years, the bubbly blonde from El Paso, Texas, has gone from manager of ...
09:44 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget EU: Social networks are getting better at reviewing hate speech
Calls for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to get better at removing hate speech on their networks have partly been acted upon, the European Commission confirmed today. Officials noted that in...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Motorola's Z2 Play sacrifices battery life for sleekness
Motorola's first Z-series smartphones were as impressive as they were divisive. Remember, the Z was insanely thin, the Z Force was nearly indestructible and both could be augmented with Moto Mods...
09:27 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Apple, Microsoft and others urge Trump to keep Paris climate pact
Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and 21 other companies today published an open letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to keep the US in the Paris Agreement to fight climate change for the goo...
09:14 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget AT&T's $70 bundle pairs unlimited data with 60 TV channels
First, it gave Unlimited Choice customers unrestricted mobile data, then it tried to lure people in with free HBO. Now, AT&amp;T is attempting to win over more customers by sweetening its mobile d...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Plex Live TV and DVR launches for subscribers
Last fall Plex started beta testing a DVR feature for its popular media server setup, and now it's making the next big step by offering live TV and DVR for all Plex Pass subscribers. They will ne...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Save cities from massive ogres in 'Extinction'
If you've played Tron: Evolution, BioShock 2: Minerva's Den or Destiny &mdash; among quite a few others &mdash; you've played a game worked on by Iron Galaxy Studios. The Chicag...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Customize your Misfit wearable to fit your sense of style
The fashion and wearable industries clash like plaid and stripes, because tech companies are not that savvy on style and vice-versa. Misfit has some of the better-designed trackers and smartwatches ou...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Customize your Misfit wearable to match your sense of style
The fashion and wearable industries clash like plaid and stripes, because tech companies are not that savvy on style and vice-versa. Misfit has some of the better-designed trackers and smartwatches ou...
08:58 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Giphy and Vimeo trade video thumbnails for GIFs
Ever gone to watch a video online and thought to yourself, "Man, this thumbnail could be a bit more animated?" If so, you're probably going to freak out a bit and think Giphy and Vimeo ...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Man gets 180 days in jail for not handing over his iPhone PIN
US courts are still torn about how to handle defendants who refuse to give up passcodes for encrypted smartphones, judging by two recent court cases reported in the Miami Herald. In one, child abuse d...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget VR arcades need to be social to succeed
Viveland, HTC's VR arcade, opened in Taipei eight months ago, with the Taiwanese company calling it the "world's first premium VR arcade." It has three jobs: make money, sell peopl...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Adobe Scan turns documents into editable PDFs
Adobe has launched a new way to turn your physical documents into PDFs with editable text, and it's completely free. The company has released a new mobile app simply called "Scan" for b...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, June 1st 2017
Hey, good morning! The biggest aircraft ever is ready for testing. (No it's not a blimp.) We hacked our very own proper D-pad for the Nintendo Switch and also took a closer look at how AI is chan...
05:05 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Google's 'innovative' new London HQ features giant moving blinds
They've been a long time coming, but Google has finally laid out its plans for its new "innovative" &pound;1 billion London headquarters located in Kings Cross. This week, the compa...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget Logitech's latest MX mice are ready for your multi-PC setup
Most mice are designed with the assumption that you'll pair them with one PC at a time. But that's just not realistic these days -- there's a good chance you have multiple systems. And ...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Engadget IBMs Watson is really good at creating cancer treatment plans
Jeopardy-winning Watson is getting better and better at designing cancer treatments. New data presented this week at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting show that IBM'...
11:48 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Uber's financials improve, but it really needs a new CFO
Uber has revealed that its losses for the first quarter of 2017 amounted to $708 million. Huge, but still smaller than the $991 million it lost in the last quarter of 2016. While the fact that it didn...
09:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Senators ask FBI to investigate FCC's alleged cyberattack
The FCC isn't exactly forthcoming with evidence of the alleged denial of service attack on its servers, and that's leaving some worried. Is it protecting privacy (as it claims), or stifling ...
08:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Silk Road founder loses appeal and will serve life in prison
The Silk Road network's creator Ross Ulbricht vowed to fight his lifetime prison sentence when it was handed down two years ago. But today, the US Second Circuit officially denied his appeal, sen...
07:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Google's virtual museum tours tell you more about the art
Google has built tools to explore art since 2011, when it began uploading gigapixel images of classic pieces. The tech titan introduced museum floor plans and walking tour info to Google Maps as well ...
07:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget The 'Wipeout' sequel you've wanted isn't coming from Sony
It's not a great time to be a Wipeout fan. Unless you're eager to re-play Wipeout HD through the Omega Collection, you don't exactly have many choices when it comes to hyper-stylized sc...
06:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking for shows
Sling TV, the live streaming service that lets you start with a core channel package and add on whatever other bundles you might be interested in, is revamping its Android user interface. The changes,...
05:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs of your face
It seems like Google hopes tickling your funnybone will keep its Allo chat app installed on your phone. The latest update adds selfie clips so you can add a personalized touch to your responses. Essen...
05:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget The worlds largest aircraft prepares for testing
We last heard about the Stratolaunch in August 2015, when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's company Stratolaunch Systems announced plans for test flights with the massive airplane meant to help l...
05:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Google beefs up Gmail security to fight phishing attempts
Google has just added a bunch of new security features in order to protect Gmail users from spam and phishing messages.Though they didn't say as much, the bumped-up protection is likely in respon...
04:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Amazon's drone deliveries could include shipping label parachutes
It's hard to believe it's been almost three years since Amazon announced its plan to deliver packages via drone. The first air delivery occurred last December in the UK and the retailer cont...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Amazon refunds $70 million your kids accidentally spent in apps
Last year, a federal judge ruled Amazon was on the hook for tens of millions of dollars worth of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids in free-to-play apps. This week, the online retail giant off...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker
Those rumors of Apple unveiling a Siri-enabled speaker just got a little more tangible. Bloomberg sources claim that Apple has started manufacturing the voice-controlled device. It might be announced ...
04:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Facebook clarifies its security settings to curb confusion
Facebook has picked up on the fact that everyone thinks its security settings are confusing. So, it has rolled out a redesign based on user research to bring some much-needed clarity to its security p...
03:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks
You have to sympathize with Android-loving Canadians. While Apple Pay has been available in the country since 2015, Android Pay has been a no-show -- you've had to pay for your Tim Hortons donut...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker
Amazon's Echo speakers give you voice control over calendars from Google and Microsoft, but there's long been a notable exception to that rule: Apple. Thankfully, Amazon just filled that ga...
03:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor
In a surprising move, the New York Times announced to its staff on Wednesday that it will immediately eliminate the position of Public Editor at its publication. The role will instead be filled by an ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget I bio-engineered glowing beer and it hasnt killed me (yet)
I've been making beer for about 10 years and, in the name of fun and experimentation, I've done some weird stuff. Toss some sarsaparilla and birch bark in the pot? Why not? "Dry hop&quo...
02:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget WSJ: Bixby Voice won't debut on Galaxy S8 until late June
To hear Samsung's Galaxy S8 ad campaign tell it, the company's Bixby digital assistant was already fully featured and ready to go at the handset's launch. The reality is quite a bit dif...
02:17 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Take-Two nabs the rights to 'Kerbal Space Program'
The news about ex-Squad members leaving for Valve was ultimately overblown, but there's still plenty of drama in the indie developer's life: Take-Two Interactive has bought the rights to Ker...
02:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Fight on the moon in new Overwatch Lunar Base map
Last week, Overwatch celebrated its one-year anniversary by dropping scores of new event-themed character skins and extras to the game. But it also added three new maps for the game's small-team ...
01:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Gear VR streams to your TV thanks to Google Cast
For as much fun as you can have donning a VR rig and slipping into a virtual environment these days, it's still pretty awkward to watch as an outside observer. Now that Google has partially solve...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Give any VR headset mixed reality powers with this 3D camera
While Microsoft's HoloLens is the first augmented-reality headset you can actually try (if you're a developer, anyway), it's also pretty inaccessible thanks to its $3,000 price. Late la...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Your face could be your ticket to fly on JetBlue
Airports are where hopes and dreams go to die. But JetBlue thinks that one method of how people typically pass the time could be used to speed up the boarding process. For some passengers, a taken-at-...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Your face could be your ticket to fly on JetBlue (updated)
Airports are where hopes and dreams go to die. But JetBlue thinks that one method of how people typically pass the time could be used to speed up the boarding process. For some passengers, a taken-at-...
12:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Twitchs Stock Stream gives you real money to invest
Ever since the start of Twitch Plays Pokemon, we've seen gamers collectively play everything from Dark Souls to a claw machine, beat every Pokemon generation and create modern art. And now with S...
12:18 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Amazons attempt to reinvent TV shopping has failed
Style Code Live seemed like the perfect bridge between Amazon's online retail dominance and its increasingly accomplished Prime Video service. Nothing is that easy, however, and it all didn'...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget NASAs first mission to touch the sun launches in 2018
Today, NASA announced the details of a mission that will take us directly into the sun's corona. Nicola Fox, the Mission Project Scientist for the Parker Solar Probe Mission at Johns Hopkins Univ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget The first UK eSports degree is event management in disguise
eSports are bigger than they've ever been, but we can't exactly allow teenagers to pursue a job in their chosen industry without demanding a formal qualification of them now, can we? Cease y...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Waze expands it carpooling experiment across California
Alphabet's Waze Rider carpool offering is expanding its service area in California. Now, no matter where you are in the Golden State, you'll be able to grab a ride, TechCrunch reports. Prior...
11:28 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Coming soon to Tesco: Currys PC World outlets
Tesco is already a solid if unspectacular seller of consumer tech, but a new partnership with Dixons Carphone looks set to take things up a notch. In an announcement today, the UK's biggest groce...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Toyota's latest infotainment system is powered by Linux
Toyota will be the first US automaker to use "Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)" for its 2018 Toyota Camry. In case you're understandably confused by all the competing infotaintment platform...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget A 3D printer gave my Nintendo Switch a real D-pad
Nintendo has a long history of building innovative game controllers -- the company put shoulder buttons on the SNES gamepad, added force feedback to the N64's bizarre controller and made a fad ou...
10:41 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget SoundCloud beats Spotify to Xbox One music streaming
SoundCloud keeps expanding its influence to stay competitive with the likes of Spotify and Pandora. It borrowed $70 million last March to enhance its push into new markets, added new tiers to its subs...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget North Korea reinvents the 'iPad'
North Korea has a state-controlled economy, and it produces devices such as tablets and computers for its citizens who can afford them. This isn't really news. But Myohyang IT, a state-owned Nort...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget AI is already beating us at our own game
Although modern AI systems still have trouble deciding whether or not to flip that stranded tortoise in their path, they're already outpacing the intellectual capabilities of their creators in a ...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget The new Nokia 3310: Whats changed?
Who knew stringing four numbers together and slapping it on a feature phone could evoke such a strong consumer reaction in 2017? Ever since HMD Global won MWC by announcing the new Nokia 3310, millenn...
08:42 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget US won't ban laptops on European flights, at least for now
After weeks of discussions, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said it won't enforce a ban on laptops and other personal electronics on flights to the US from Europe. While officials r...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Cricketers will use smart bats to track their performances
Cricket is a game of technique. Throwing the perfect out-swinger, or hitting a clean square drive takes a tremendous amount of practice and skill. If you're watching a professional match at home,...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Sony's Xperia XZ Premium puts 4K HDR in your hands on June 19th
In just a few weeks, you can finally hold Sony's new high-end, high-performance flagship phone in your hands. You can pre-order Sony's Xperia XZ Premium in the US through Amazon and Best Buy...
07:31 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Watch SpaceX carry NASA's pulsar-observing instrument to the ISS
On June 1st, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will carry supplies and new instruments to the ISS, including one designed to observe some of the strangest objects in the universe: neutron stars or pulsars. The...
06:58 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget The only thing stopping 4G on the Tube is finding someone to deliver it
Londoners' dreams of using their phone on the Tube may soon become a reality after it emerged that Transport for London (TfL) is preparing to invite bids from companies to build a public undergro...
06:31 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Acers Nitro 5 is a flashy but forgettable gaming laptop
Acer's Nitro 5 is the company's attempt to reach out to those folks who don't game often, but still want to have fun once in a while. The result is a laptop with a variety of middle-of-...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, May 31st 2017
It's the end of May, and we're still feeling the late Spring rush of tech news. Asia's biggest PC show continues, this time centered around the likes of Intel, Qualcomm and Windows -- a...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Epson's AR glasses give your drone a virtual playground
It's fun learning how to fly a drone, but a company called EdgyBees recently launched an AR game that could make honing your piloting skills even more fun. Now, you can download that AR game onto...
05:25 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget These subtle smart gloves turn sign language into words
A startup that spun out of Taiwan's University of Science is working on gloves that can translate sign language gestures into text. Such a concept isn't new by any means, but the elegance of...
04:51 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Here's our first look at Harman Kardon's Cortana speaker
We first heard about Harman Kardon's smart speaker earlier this month, but haven't gotten a chance to try it out or even see what it looks like in person. That is, until now. The Cortana-pow...
04:30 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Microsoft shows off Windows VR headsets from ASUS and Dell
We've already seen Windows 10 VR headsets from HP, Acer and Dell -- now, you can add ASUS to the mix. During its Computex keynote today, Microsoft revealed ASUS' headset for the first time, ...
03:30 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Intel adopts e-SIM to support Microsoft's connected PC vision
PCs are making a comeback, if the news out of Computex 2017 is any indication, and Microsoft wants to make sure they're all constantly connected. To support that vision, Intel is making its curre...
03:30 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Windows on Snapdragon is key to making PCs more connected
Looks like Microsoft isn't done with its world tour. After a series of events in New York, Seattle and Shanghai, the company has yet another big announcement to make in Taiwan here at Computex 20...
03:01 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Nests new camera is smart enough to know whos who
After acquiring Dropcam back in 2014, Nest waited another year to launch its own home monitoring camera. It wasn't much of an improvement over the old Dropcam Pro, and aside from releasing an out...
02:15 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget President's confusing 'covfefe' tweet remains live for hours
Rambling late night tweets from the President of the United States have been a part of our reality for several months now, but the latest one has gone to a new level. At 12:06AM ET the @RealDonaldTrum...
01:55 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Fashion and tech collide in this VR-friendly connected shirt
Virtual reality is inescapable here at Computex -- you're either stumblng into another Vive demo area or bumping into the occasional VR backpack. What's often missing is a sense of true imme...
12:28 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget US successfully shoots down a (simulated) ICBM
American missile defense systems haven't always worked out according to plan, but it's chalking up a major success right now. The Department of Defense reports that the Ground-based Midcour...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, May 31, 2017
Engadget Nikon's Coolpix W300 is a rugged point-and-shoot with 4K chops
Not to be outdone by rival camera maker Olympus, Nikon is getting ready to launch a rugged point-and-shoot of its own. The new Coolpix W300 borrows a few features from the AW130 that was introduced in...