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11:09 pm -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget Campy horror game 'Night Trap' arrives on PS4 August 11th
Do you miss the days when full-motion video was the biggest deal in games? When just seeing a known actor in a cutscene was enough to work everyone into a frenzy? You're in luck. A couple of mont...
09:26 pm -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget Scientists may have found a Neptune-sized alien moon
Astronomers have found an abundance of exoplanets, but no exomoons. Despite ongoing efforts, the tiny celestial bodies have just been too elusive to detect using modern technology. However, researcher...
07:57 pm -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget Chinese scientists created the largest virtual universe
A team of Chinese scientists put the world's faster supercomputer to the test by using it to create the biggest virtual universe. They're calling it a "warm-up exercise" for the ma...
06:25 pm -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget SoundCloud is close to getting a lifeline
It's grim times for SoundCloud between massive job cuts and talk of mismanagement, but help might be coming soon... at a steep cost. Bloomberg sources understand that SoundCloud is in "adva...
04:56 pm -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget Russian censorship law bans proxies and VPNs
It's going to be much harder to view the full web in Russia before the year is out. President Putin has signed a law that, as of November 1st, bans technology which lets you access banned website...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget The best probe thermometer
By Michael Sullivan This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial pic...
01:57 pm -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget Luxembourg's asteroid mining law takes effect August 1st
Luxembourg's parliament has voted in favor of passing an asteroid mining law that give companies ownership of what they extract from the celestial bodies. The European country has been working on...
12:29 pm -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget BT offers broadband to every rural home in the UK, for a price
The UK was confident when it unveiled plans to make broadband available to every home by 2020, but how's it going to get there? BT thinks it can help. The telecom giant has made an offer to spe...
11:30 am -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget After Math: As the cash flows
It was a profitable week for some of the biggest names in tech. Amazon released its second quarter earnings, Buzzfeed jumped into the hardware business with a smart hotplate, and Uber found yet anothe...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: The first working prototype
Now that the team's making progress with the electronics for the handle design, Ben is working with Autodesk Fusion 360 to create the model for the 3D printer to house the trigger and protoboard....
06:35 am -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget Honolulu is the first big US city to ban phone use at crosswalks
Cities have tried innumerable measures to keep pedestrians' eyes off their phones when they cross the street, and there have even been some state-level attempts at legislation to force a change i...
01:01 am -04 - Sun, July 30, 2017
Engadget Court says politicians can't block people on social media
A federal court in Virginia just handed down a verdict that could affect a lawsuit against the president for blocking users on Twitter. US District Judge James Cacheris has ruled that Phyllis Randall,...
10:33 pm -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget 'Dota 2' won't be so intimidating to newcomers
For many rookies in Dota 2 and other multiplayer online battle arena games, the biggest obstacle isn't the game itself -- sometimes, it's the community. There are certainly helpful players,...
08:58 pm -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget 'LawBreakers' open beta runs all weekend on PC and PS4
We've had a few cracks at LawBreakers, the futuristic cops vs. robbers game from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions, but now anyone can play on PC and PS4. An open bet...
07:32 pm -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget iTunes hides clues that Apple is preparing to go 4K
It's inevitable for a massive digital store like iTunes to start selling 4K movies and videos, and that time might come sooner than you think. MacRumors forum member Tomas Jackson from the UK rep...
05:58 pm -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget Congress looks into government agencies' deals with Kaspersky
Kaspersky has a long and difficult path ahead if it wants to clear its name. The US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology has just asked 22 government agencies for all th...
04:28 pm -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget Apple pulls VPN apps following China crackdown
China might say it isn't cracking down on personal VPNs, but Apple would likely argue otherwise. ExpressVPN, Star VPN and other developers report that Apple has pulled their apps from the App Sto...
04:28 pm -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget Apple pulls VPN apps following China crackdown (update: statement)
China might say it isn't cracking down on personal VPNs, but Apple would likely argue otherwise. ExpressVPN, Star VPN and other developers report that Apple has pulled their apps from the App Sto...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget Netflixs Castlevania showrunner Adi Shankar on nerddom and season two
It's easy to draw a line from producer Adi Shankar's scrappy Bootleg Universe -- his slew of short indie films about the Punisher, Power Rangers and other pop culture heroes uploaded on YouT...
01:29 pm -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget Amazon deal trucks may be your last chance at an NES Classic
Are you still pining for the elusive NES Classic Edition a few months after its abrupt discontinuation? If you're in the right US city and act quickly, you might have a chance. Amazon's Trea...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget HTC U11 review: More than just gimmicks
Even die-hard fans have been ready to write off HTC for years now, and I can't blame them. The company's phones have fluctuated between greatness and mediocrity while its competitors have im...
10:30 am -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget Who needs friends when robots are this sociable?
Nearly every step wrought havoc upon the prototype walker's frame. Designed to activate landmines in the most direct means possible, the EOD robot was nevertheless persistent enough to pick itsel...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Trent Reznor on Beats, Apple Music and more
In Conversation:Trent ReznorDavid Marchese,VultureNine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor helped craft Beats Music, the streaming service that would eventually become Apple Music after the tech giant pu...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We'll take a look back at some of the big stories from earlier this week and Friday's big news including Model 3 deliveries and t...
04:22 am -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget Some Pokmon Go events in Europe postponed after Chicago debacle
Last weekend's Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest did not go well, with technical issues and cell coverage problems preventing many players from participating at the event's Chicago location in Gran...
02:08 am -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget I took a ride in Tesla's new Model 3
After celebrating the delivery of its first 30 Model 3's to eagerly awaiting pre-order customers, Tesla invited attendees at Friday night's event to take a spin in the brand new vehicles. So...
12:05 am -04 - Sat, July 29, 2017
Engadget Tesla just delivered the first round of Model 3s
As Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised earlier this month, the company handed over the first 30 Model 3's to their new owners at a delivery ceremony in Fremont, California this Friday....
11:24 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Now Windows 10's 'Continue on PC' feature works from your iPhone
A couple of days ago Microsoft enabled a feature that lets Android users easily use the share button to push a web page from their cell phone to a Windows 10 PC. Now, it's released an app to mana...
09:55 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget YouTube video maker MKBHD wins Tesla's 'Project Loveday' ad contest
Tonight at 11:45 PM ET Elon Musk will deliver the first production Tesla Model 3s during a livestreamed event, and now the company has some new ads to play during any down time. Fans of its cars and t...
08:40 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget WSJ: Sprint has proposed a merger with Charter
Another day, another rumor of a deal bridging the worlds of cable and mobile involving Sprint. Tonight a report from Wall Street Journal claims that Sprint has proposed a merger with Charter, to creat...
07:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Twitter tests $99 subscription for auto-promoted tweets
Twitter is testing a subscription plan that charges users $99 a month to automatically promote tweets into strangers' timelines. This wouldn't be a service offered to all: Only those invited...
06:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Apple's HomePod firmware spills more details on the smart speaker
Apple unveiled its Siri-powered HomePod speaker hub at WWDC back in June, and despite a hefty $350 pricetag and the inevitable comparisons to Alexa devices, it actually sounds pretty good. In the lead...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget YouTube recommendations inadvertently serve up illegal livestreams
While live streaming is often associated with Facebook and Twitter these days, YouTube has been offering the feature for over five years now. Still, it's only recently that the video giant has ta...
05:43 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget A molecule found on Saturn's moon Titan could foster life
In a new study published today in Science Advances, researchers report that they've found a complex molecule in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan that could lead to the formation of life...
05:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget YouTube hopes to patch things up with the music industry
The music industry hasn't been too enamored with YouTube, what with all the unsanctioned content on the video site. Now that Google is planning to merge Google Play and YouTube into one music ser...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget What we're watching: 'Shirobako,' 'American Gods' and 'Robot & Frank'
Welcome once again to Video IRL, where several of our editors talk about what they've been watching in their spare time. This month brings a mixed bag; while one of us dived into season one of St...
04:41 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget 'Forces of Destiny' YouTube series explores untold 'Star Wars' tales
Can't get enough Star Wars content while you wait for the next couple of movie installments? You might want to check out this series of animated shorts, Forces of Destiny, written by the prolific...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Samsung topples Intel as worlds largest chipmaker
Samsung registered a record profit of $12.6 billion in its second quarter earnings report, but hidden in those numbers lies another milestone. Of its $54 billion in revenue, $15 billion came solely fr...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget The FDA has a significant change of heart about e-cigarettes
The FDA has just announced a sweeping change in its policy regarding e-cigarettes and vaping products. In a press release issued this morning, the administration outlined its plan to focus on reducing...
03:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio will tour the world as a hologram
The latest instance of the musical death and resurrection show is none other than Ronnie James Dio, who died in 2010. Thanks to a hologram (actually a high-tech version of an old parlor trick), the fo...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Is your VPN lying to you?
It's no secret that there are oodles of shady VPN services that promise to protect your privacy as you surf the internet, but may, in fact, actually be worthless. After all, internet privacy is o...
03:04 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Microsofts minimal Modern mouse and keyboard are now available
Microsoft revealed its Modern Keyboard and Mouse last month. Both are styled like the company's Surface devices and the keyboard has Apple-style "chiclet" keys and a sturdy aluminum fra...
02:40 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Visit a kiosk in the UK to diagnose your cold
We have app doctors that can help diagnose you from your phone and in the future, we very well might have AI physicians, but the UK is now offering another option -- medical kiosks. A company called M...
02:13 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Bandsintown concert-discovery app amps up the artist interaction
If you're looking to find a music performance in your local area, you might think about using Google or Eventbrite. If you want a dedicated concert-discovery app with an artist-centric big new up...
01:52 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon debuts its own fashion label for women's shoes and purses
Amazon has been making their foray into fashion for awhile now (really, what area are they not at least exploring?), and now they've announced a new private label. Called "The Fix," and...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget The 'Final Fantasy XV' bromobile invades 'Forza Horizon 3' next week
Final Fantasy XV's Regalia hot rod is coming to Forza Horizon 3 next week. So yup, you can continue that game's epic road trip across Horizon's digital Australia come August 1st. Assumi...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Plans Matter offers Airbnb-like listings for architecture nerds
Google is working on adding vacation rentals to its hotel search results and Airbnb is going to help you find national park-adjacent rentals, mansions and penthouses. But if those options are quite sp...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Honor returns to Moto G territory with the 150 6A
Huawei sub-brand Honor has released a powerful flagship and interesting mid-ranger in the past few months, so it's headed back to wallet-friendly, entry-level territory for its next European laun...
12:50 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Google Play discounts TV seasons if you already own episodes
If you own a few episodes of a TV show and would like to purchase an entire season, Google Play just made it a little easier on your wallet. You can now purchase a complete season of a television show...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget The best PC-gaming gear for students
While many of you will likely make your school computer some sort of all-purpose laptop, a few of you need something that can also withstand extensive gameplay sessions. For that reason, we've in...
12:20 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Will.i.am hopes buying a smart home platform will get it started
Will.I.Am is at the point of his career where he has the disposable income to throw at basically whatever he wants. Be it a terrible smartwatch (or two) or an insipid iPhone case, he's thrown cas...
12:03 pm -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Samsung teams up with TUMI to recycle the Gear S3
If you insist on toting your gear around in TUMI-branded bags, then Samsung might have the watch that's right for you. The two companies have teamed up to launch a version of the Gear S3 Frontier...
11:40 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget The iPod was my last physical connection to music
Apple has discontinued the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. There wasn't much fanfare; it was a pretty quiet ending, when you consider that these devices defined a generation and changed the way we li...
11:18 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget You can trust your Roomba with your home's dirty secrets
Earlier this week, iRobot and its CEO Colin Angle came under a bit of fire after Reuters reported that the company was looking to sell maps of customers' homes to companies like Amazon, Apple or ...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget The best wireless earbuds under $50
By Lauren DraganThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pick...
10:28 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget YouTube's fake news course has reached just 500 kids
You've got to hand it to YouTube: despite overwhelming odds, Google's video wing keeps pushing through with its Internet Citizens program. By its count, the video service has educated some 5...
10:05 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Porsche takes its racing heritage to Formula E
Porsche is well aware of the performance potential of EVs, having committed in 2015 to the Mission E sports car and, more recently to a high-powered charging network. That now applies to the motorspor...
09:42 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Pakistan's Prime Minister resigns following Fontgate scandal
Fontgate strikes again. Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif has stepped down following a Supreme Court order disqualifying him from holding office. The ruling also called for anti-corruption c...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Microsoft is getting its own AI-powered photo search
Microsoft's upcoming Photos app is getting AI image search so that it can spot and classify objects, much like Google Photos and Apple Photos can. Spotted by Windows Central, the latest Insider P...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Gogoro's solar-powered scooter battery charging station is here
Electric scooter-maker Gogoro's latest battery-charging location is its cleanest yet. As usual, riders pull up, swap out their depleted batteries (two per vehicle), and drive off with fully-charg...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Virtual reality hangout AltspaceVR will close in August
AltspaceVR, the social app that's sort of like Second Life for the Gear VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, "can't afford to keep the virtual lights on" anymore. The company has announce...
08:01 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Hulu is the new home of old TGIF sitcoms
Hulu's collection of classic sitcoms already includes Seinfeld and The Golden Girls. Now, its library is getting even bigger with the addition of several shows from ABC's TGIF comedy line-up...
07:06 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget BBC Three to stream six weeks of Gfinity esports coverage
A couple of years ago, the BBC decided to stream the League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals in London. The live, online-only coverage was clearly an experiment designed to test the appetit...
07:01 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Sony raising the price of PlayStation Plus in Europe
Do you enjoy firing up your PS4, playing a few online matches and maybe checking out what free games and discounts are up for grabs? Well, we hope you really enjoy doing all that, because you're ...
06:45 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's 2DS XL lands in the UK for 130
There's nothing like a summer holiday spent chilling in an air-conditioned hotel room playing computer games. And if you're looking for something portable enough to chuck in your hand luggag...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, July 28th 2017
Hey, good morning! Your Friday has landed. Yesterday, the iPod series was squeezed to one model, we welcome Doomfist in Overwatch and we might have just met the king of Chromebooks....
04:26 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' PC beta starts August 28th
We already got a taste of Destiny 2 during the beta test last weekend on consoles, but Bungie is finally revealing when PC gamers (who didn't make the trip to E3) will have their chance . The bet...
02:23 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget Amazon's 'The Hub' is a delivery locker for residential buildings
Amazon already has lockers in various public locations that you can use to receive packages, but it's now offering a more private option for multi-tenant dwellings. The e-commerce titan has launc...
12:21 am -04 - Fri, July 28, 2017
Engadget SpaceX schedules Falcon Heavy's maiden launch for November
SpaceX chief Elon Musk has revealed that the company is sending its heavy lift rocket to space for the first time in November. The company was originally gunning for a summer launch, but in June, the ...
10:03 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Case study finds the drawbacks of Facebook's 'free' internet
Facebook's successor to its Internet.org "web for all" service, Free Basics, has had a troubled rollout. India notoriously shut it out of the country back in February 2016 for violating...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Culinary co-op 'Overcooked' arrives on Nintendo Switch
Overcooked, the game from publisher Team17 and developer Ghost Town Games that has players chaotically cooking recipes and serving dishes is now available for Nintendo Switch. The game has been well r...
07:57 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Bipartisan Senate legislation would modernize digital privacy
A group of senators introduced two bills today to modernize digital privacy. The current federal statutes derive from the Electronics Communication Privacy Act (ECPA), which was passed in 1986. One of...
07:05 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Slings video production device can use DJI drones for footage
Earlier this year, Sling released its multi-camera video production device SlingStudio that made it a heck of alot easier to juggle multiple feeds for live or edited video. Today the company announced...
06:20 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget This is how Doomfist invades 'Overwatch'
Doomfist is here. Overwatch's 25th character went live across PC and consoles today, finally making the game's most famed, punch-drunk villain playable for everyone. Doomfist is a damage-dea...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Modern Warfare Remastered hits Xbox and PC as a standalone title
It's no secret that including the remastered version of the first Call of Duty: Modern Warfare helped sell copies of the latest in the series, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Unfortunately, you c...
05:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Sling TV adds pay-per-view events starting with UFC 214
SlingTV is taking another step toward replicating the traditional pay-TV experience: Offering pay-per-view events. If you're impatient, know that it starts this weekend with UFC 214, so you won&#...
05:23 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Amazon touts Prime Day results despite slumping profits
This year's Prime Day was Amazon's third and largest to date, according the company's earnings report released on Thursday. The company claims that it was the "the biggest global s...
05:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Jump between a dream and reality in Major Lazer's new music video
Major Lazer's latest EP, Know No Better, came out last month, surprising fans two years after the electronic hip-hop group's previous LP, Peace is the Mission. The original music video for t...
05:05 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $40 on a Netgear Arlo Q security camera
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
04:56 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Researchers make biomedical adhesive inspired by slug slime
Being able to repair internal tissue with adhesives would be incredibly useful in the medical world. As of now, those kinds of repairs are limited to sutures and staples, which are far from ideal and ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 review: King of the Chromebooks
It's been years in the making, but Chromebooks are escaping "second computer" or "cheap netbook" status. Google thinks these machines can be your main computing device, and th...
03:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget US self-driving car bill heads to the House floor
Last month, a Senate committee created a proposal to allow autonomous vehicles onto the roads under specific safety and "tech neutral" requirements. Now that the bill has hit House of Repres...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Flash was useful, but developers are glad its on the death march
Earlier this week, Adobe announced it would cease support and development of Flash at the end of 2020, a decision that had many people saying, "Finally." The "Flash is dead" rhetor...
03:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Apple granted approval to test its 5G wireless technology
The FCC has approved an application for Apple to begin testing its 5G technology, which means the company is joining a number of others already working towards bringing 5G to the masses. Sprint is loo...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Motorcycle helmets finally get decent heads-up display navigation
I'm a huge proponent of reducing any and all distractions while riding a motorcycle, scooter, or moped. Helmets and padded gear are great, but when you get down to it, riders are still just squis...
02:46 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Scientists can turn crystals into reusable electrical conductors
For some time, scientists have been experimenting with crystals to see if they can become a new kind of memory storage. Now, scientists at Washington State University have figured how to make a transp...
02:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Apple trims its iPod lineup to one lonely model
The iPod is clearly an endangered species after 15 years. Apple has quietly discontinued the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, yanking their product pages from its website. Both MP3 players are hanging ar...
02:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Fitbit makes Cortana your new workout partner
Fitbit might have had a few issues (okay, many issues) developing their long-expected smartwatch, but they have some good news today if you use Windows. You can now use the Fitbit skill with Cortana, ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Fender's Mustang GT amps pack an overkill of digital options
Playing the electric guitar in a cover band can be complex. You need to be able to sound like a wide range of different guitar players, each with their own distinct sound -- much of which is based on ...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget 'Wolfenstein II' DLC adds three new Nazi-punching characters
You'll be playing as more than just the broken-schmeckled B.J. Blazkowicz in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. That's because the game's three expansions will feature a different protag...
01:29 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Comcast's live TV streaming service could launch by years end
Earlier this year, rumors circulated that Comcast was planning to launch Xfinity Instant TV, a live TV streaming service for Comcast internet customers that don't have a cable package. During an ...
01:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Fords Chariot rideshare service expands to New York City
New Yorkers are set to get yet another transportation option this summer, when Ford's shuttle service Chariot expands into the city. The service initially launched in San Francisco in September 2...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Funny Or Die puts you inside a robot racing toward obsolescence
It's 1982. A young boy named Dennis has just received the birthday present of his dreams. It's you -- a Japanese robot that can repeat words, although for the most part you watch silently. T...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook Messenger update makes business bots easier to deal with
After launching Messenger 2.0 in April, Facebook has just dropped the platform's 2.1 update. Once again, most of these changes are here to help businesses, with Facebook focusing on improving how...
12:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Gucci's latest fashion is a retro sci-fi mashup
While some designers look to the future of fashion and tech, Gucci is going back to what 1960s and '70s Hollywood thought the future would be. For its Gucci and Beyond Winter Instagram campaign, ...
12:35 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Just Eat is trialling restaurant deliveries like Deliveroo
For the longest time, all takeaway sites were the same. You searched by post code or cuisine type and then browsed the businesses listed in your local area. Then Deliveroo came along with its army of ...
12:28 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Google and MLB team up for behind-the-scenes Daydream VR videos
Sports teams are no stranger to VR; after all, the NFL partnered with Google Daydream to produce an exclusive series called All or Nothing last year. Major League Baseball has also collaborated with G...
12:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Airbnb helps you tell everyone why you left that dive early
Airbnb is changing its online reviews system so it's easier to leave feedback for a property you vacate before your stay is complete. Previously, the only way to do this was through Airbnb's...
11:58 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget 'Marjorie Prime' imagines a world where AI keeps us from grieving
Despite humanity's astounding technological advances, the one thing that we've never been able to invent our way out of is our own mortality. But what if you never actually had to lose the o...
11:41 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Sony's A7S II camera shot 4K video from outside the ISS
Sony has revealed some dazzling 4K video shot by its low-light champ A7S II from the ISS, showing the US and Japan by day and night. The mirrorless, full-frame model is not the first 4K camera on the ...
11:24 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Facebook helped blunt Russian meddling in French elections
Facebook played a key role in identifying and stopping Russian interference in the recent French election, a US congressman has revealed. During the attack, Russian intelligence operatives attempted t...
11:09 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Viral cooking videos control Buzzfeed's $150 Bluetooth hot plate
If you've ever been reading Buzzfeed and thought "this is a company that should get into the hardware business," well, you're in luck. The media company has paired with GE to bring...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Samsungs budget phones are cheap, but thats not enough
Samsung leads the pack when it comes to high-end Android phones, but its understanding of the mid-range and budget market is seriously lacking. On Monday, the company unveiled its new Galaxy J7 and J3...
10:42 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Samsung's PhoneCast app streams videos to your Gear VR
Samsung's Gear VR has a sweet 200-inch virtual screen you can use to watch videos. Unfortunately, what you can watch is limited by the fact that it's not compatible with third-party apps. Th...
10:23 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget US scientists have genetically modified human embryos
A team of scientists from Oregon have performed the first known instance of gene editing on human embryos in the US, according to MIT's Tech Review. Shoukhrat Mitalipov from Oregon Health and Sci...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget LG's G6 wasn't the hit phone the company craves
After almost breaking even last quarter, LG's mobile division is back to its subpar self. In the last three months, the manufacturer's handsets lost it $117.27 million. The company is pinnin...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Google Play Music and YouTube Red to merge into single service
YouTube Red and Google Play Music will eventually merge to create a new service. The move comes after months of speculation following Google's decision back in February to combine its YouTube and...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Tesla will livestream the first Model 3 deliveries tomorrow
Elon Musk promised to hand over the first 30 Tesla Model 3s at a special soir&eacute;e tomorrow (July 28th), and buyers and fans of the EV are psyched. Rightfully so -- it's the most importan...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget GoPro QuikStories automatically creates a sweet edit for you
If you've spent more than five minutes on social media recently, you'll know that "stories" are the hot new currency. Sharing your day with your followers keeps you and your friend...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget The top Twitch clip involves a horror game and Jack Daniels
Tom Wheldon started streaming on Twitch as JurassicJunkieLive two months ago. He was an intrepid tinkerer and a veteran video creator who started making YouTube videos before it was the cool kids'...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget A billion people use WhatsApp daily
One billion people check WhatsApp every day. Not every month -- it hit that number way back in early 2016 -- but every single day. The Facebook-owned chat app has announced the milestone number in a p...
08:03 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Blizzard is increasing Overwatch penalties for bad behavior
Blizzard is doubling down on its punishments for nefarious Overwatch players. Aside from the permabans in place for cheaters, the developer will also penalize anyone who abuses, harasses, spams, or gr...
07:39 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Over a million Americans quit Twitter in just three months
Controversial presidential announcements and celebrity revenge porn are all in a day's work for the social network everyone loves to hate. Now, Twitter has announced its most recent financial res...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Russian charged over $4 billion bitcoin laundering scheme
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged a Russian Bitcoin exchange operator with 17 counts of laundering up to $4 billion since 2011. Alexander Vinnik was arrested earlier this week by Greek po...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, July 27th 2017
Hey, good morning! Looking good, in that line-drawn, '80s way.There's now a phone with a miniature screen for your selfie shots, and A-Ha is back in fashion. Oh, and we've got a Boring ...
05:03 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget EVE: Valkyrie studio's 'Sparc' hits PSVR on August 29th
CCP Games announced last month that it would be following up its popular EVE: Valkyrie VR game with the Tron-like VR sport title Sparc. Today, the studio announced it'll come out for PlayStation ...
04:32 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Skys made its own surround sound TV speaker with Devialet
Not content with building set-top boxes, internet and satellite-fuelled TV services, Sky is branching out into high-end audio. The company has partnered with premium speaker maker Devialet on the Soun...
04:02 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Jazz star Esperanza Spalding to record an album on Facebook Live
Other artists keep their music under lock and key until it's fully polished, but jazz star Esperanza Spalding wants to "rely on improvisation and first instinct" for her next album. Tha...
02:45 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget Medium snaps up Talkshow and its public chat app
Talkshow's namesake chat-in-public app never really caught on, but that doesn't mean the team's story has ended just yet. Co-founder Michael Sippey has revealed that Medium has bought ...
01:12 am -04 - Thu, July 27, 2017
Engadget 'Take On Me' app turns your home into an '80s music video
A-ha's classic video for "Take On Me" was the result of painstaking effort -- it took 16 weeks to rotoscope the frames, creating that signature blend between the real and hand-drawn wor...
11:35 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Samsung secured record profits in the second quarter
As expected, Samsung registered a record operating profit of 14.07 trillion won ($12.6 billion US) in Q2 2017. Interestingly, the breakdown reveals that while its mobile division's (including Gal...
10:08 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget 'Close Encounters' returns to theaters with a 4K remaster September 1st
Jaws wasn't the last classic movie of legendary director Steven Spielberg's to be remastered; Close Encounters of the Third Kind will get some modern love too. And best of all the 4K digital...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget HTC's first standalone Vive headset is only available in China
At long last, HTC has released a PC-free version of the Vive... only you probably won't get to use it. The company has introduced a Vive Standalone headset that's intended strictly for the ...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Half of the matter around us comes from distant galaxies
For a long time, the prevailing theory of sources of matter was that it was mostly local; the atoms that make up our planet and our bodies were from pretty close by. But now, researchers at Northweste...
08:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Arrested Bitcoin exchange leader might be linked to Mt. Gox theft
Greek authorities arrested a leading member of the BTC-e Bitcoin exchange on suspicion of money laundering, though the ultimate charges haven't been disclosed. That's because the person in q...
07:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 preview connects your Android phone to your PC
Microsoft is acting on its promise to make PCs and phones live in harmony. It just posted a Windows 10 Insider Preview (on the Fast ring) that introduces the first batch of features integrating Windo...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget CNBC: Secret team at Amazon is working on health care projects
A report by CNBC connects several threads that apparently lead to an Amazon stealth team working on health related projects. Dubbed 1492 (because healthcare from Columbus worked out great for so many ...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget BBC America streams 'Top Gear' and 'Orphan Black' on Roku
Roku has been adding a slew of new content to its streaming service lately. Recent additions include DirecTV Now, Univision, TBS, TNT and even Sling TV to the diminutive square box. If you're a f...
05:50 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget After amassing 2 billion users, Facebook isn't slowing down
Even as Facebook continues to fight fake news and tweak its hate speech algorithms, it still remains the world's most popular social network with over 2 billion monthly users as of June. In its m...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Apple supplier Foxconn announces plan for Wisconsin display factory
Foxconn, supplier to companies like Apple, BlackBerry, Nintendo and Microsoft, formally announced its plans to open a factory in Wisconsin, which is part of a $10 billion investment in production in A...
05:14 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Walmart cancels early SNES Classic Edition preorders
If you're one of the lucky folks that got a preorder in at Walmart for a Super Nintendo Classic Edition unit last week, you might want to sit down. Walmart is canceling all of the preorders, clai...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget 'The Sims 4' will get weird on consoles November 17th
After an eight year absence, The Sims is coming back to consoles in a very big way. Come November 17th you'll be able to control a virtual society from the couch in The Sims 4 with what sounds th...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Google is spending $50 million to modernize the job hunt
Google.org is investing $50 million to alter how we think about work. From throwing money at training in in-demand fields like coding, to simply making life easier for people in low-wage positions, Mo...
04:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Google drops Instant Search to unify mobile and desktop queries
Google introduced the by-now familiar Instant Search back in 2010. The idea was to make searching faster by updating the results of your search in real time while you typed. Now the company is droppin...
04:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Google tests your tolerance for autoplaying video
Google is testing the scourge of Facebook and Twitter, autoplaying videos, in its searches. The SEM Post noticed some result pages started included them, specifically when searching for upcoming films...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook pledges funding to non-profit election security group
Just last week, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center launched Defending Digital Democracy, an across-the-aisles bipartisan effort to find ways to protect against election hacking. The group inc...
03:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Bitcoin grows up and gets its first federally regulated exchange
Bitcoin is set to be given the same financial safeguards as traditional assets. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has granted LedgerX, a cryptocurrency trading platform operator, approval to...
02:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Disney plans to make augmented reality a shared experience
Augmented and mixed reality experiences tend to be solo affairs: you're either looking at your phone or wearing a headset. For Disney Research, that's not nearly social enough. Its scientist...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Overwatch League pro players will earn at least $50,000 a year
Activision Blizzard is taking Overwatch eSports seriously. The Overwatch League begins next year and it completely transforms the face of professional play, tying teams to specific cities around the w...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Audi, BMW and Mercedes cars will share live traffic jam data
It's not too hard to find real-time traffic data, but it's usually specific to one car make. Wouldn't it be great if cars of all brands could regularly coordinate? They're not quit...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Airbnb and NAACP partner to boost minority-hosted rentals
Airbnb is doing everything it can to repair its image after a racist host cancelled a reservation earlier this month. The next step of that is to help people of color rent out their homes or spare roo...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Yeast could hold the key to custom-built DNA
Scientists have been playing with DNA for a long time, but now researchers are taking things a step further by building DNA from scratch in a bid to conquer life's blueprint. An international tea...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Pokmon Go Fest's big flop shows Niantic needs to think bigger
This past weekend's Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest felt like a bit of a flashback to 2016. Users were having connection problems and couldn't even sign into the game. People were angry, and refu...
01:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Meizu Pro 7 has a tiny selfie screen on its backside
It's been a while since a Meizu smartphone last caught our attention, but in a twist of fate, the freshly announced Pro 7 flagship series manages to pack some surprises. Most notably, these devic...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Silicon Valleys sudden obsession with making TV shows
Just as channel-surfing was replaced by binge-watching, so is "Netflix and chill" about to give way to something newer and less-romantic. Facebook and Snapchat are racing to claim their shar...
12:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget TSA requires separate screening of devices larger than a phone
We've been hearing for months that the TSA might increase domestic airport security measures this summer (they've already done so for international flights coming into the US), and now those...
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Girl Scouts adds STEM badges for robotics and computer science
The Boy Scouts have been in the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons (they've since distanced themselves from the politics within the president's speech), but the Girl Scouts are doi...
12:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Adobes 'Playful Palette' makes color mixing artist-friendly
Artists work with real paint by mixing groups of colors on a palette, making for natural blending and color combinations. That's a far cry from Photoshop-type color pickers, which let you grab sp...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget The best game consoles and accessories for your dorm room
Not all of your college fun will involve keggers or games of ultimate frisbee. As the weather gets colder, you might have difficulty tearing yourself out of your dorm, in which case your entertainment...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Softbanks robot army grows with a stake in Roomba's owner
Softbank may be best known as one of Japan's top phone carriers, but their recent behind-the-scenes investments make it clear they want something more. Bloomberg Technology reports that the Japan...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Facebook's first wave of original TV shows is almost ready
Based on previous reports about Facebook's ambitious original programming plans, the social network was supposed to launch its first shows in June. Well, July is almost up, and we've yet to ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget The wearables battlefield is strewn with casualties
In business, the phrase "we are reviewing strategic options" is a useful sign that shutters are being drawn. Wareable reports that those words were uttered by TomTom CEO Harold Goddijn when ...
10:43 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Apple and Cochlear team up on made-for-iPhone hearing implant
We've known that Apple has an interest in iOS-based hearing aids for some time, as they've worked with various manufacturers to bring these devices to the market. Now, Cochlear has teamed up...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Watch Elon Musk's Boring elevator hide a car underground
Elon Musk is once again updating everyone on the progress of his tunnel-digging operation's first segment. Judging from his latest vid, even the process of entering the underground route will be ...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Apple ordered to pay university a tiny $506 million patent fine
Apple is no stranger to patent lawsuits, but the tech giant has been dragged through the mud again after a judge added a hefty additional fine to a case originally heard in 2015. The company has been ...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi's answer to Alexa is a $45 smart speaker
Xiaomi's Mi division, which sells some accessories in the US but still no phones, is getting into smart speakers. It just unveiled the Mi AI Speaker, its equivalent to Amazon's Alexa, Google...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Verified Twitter users have their very own dating app
Just like the rest of us, celebrities yearn for love too. These days most people seeking romance (and other pursuits) can turn to a dating app. But a traditional Tinder account is just too basic for t...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Waze joins Google Maps on Android Auto
Google Maps has become the de facto way to get from point A to point B. But for commuters and Uber/Lyft drivers, Waze -- with Google's transit information overlaid and crowdsourced data -- has be...
08:50 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget O2 eases roaming strain by secretly throttling data speeds
On June 15th, mobile roaming was more or less abolished across the EU. Great news for anyone wanting to drum up Instagram envy with their holiday snaps, but it's easy to forget the technical chal...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget USB 3.2 doubles your connection speeds with the same port
Your future computer or phone will be capable of stupidly fast transfer speeds. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group unveiled the USB 3.2 specification that effectively doubles the current USB 3.1 spec by addin...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget eBay is adding visual search to its mobile app
Next time you see a cute pair of shoes or a cool shirt you'd like to buy, snap a picture or take a screenshot. eBay has just announced two new features that adds image search capabilities, simila...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Nintendo continues to flourish with strong Switch sales
With the Switch riding high and the beleaguered Wii U all but retired, Nintendo's accounts are looking a little brighter than usual. The Japanese console maker posted some strong financial earnin...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, July 26th 2017
Welcome to your Wednesday morning. Today we explain how we'll try to stop killer robots, reveal some new gadgets from Motorola and look into the sketchier side of YouTube influencers....
04:31 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky launches its free antivirus software worldwide
Kaspersky has finally launched its free antivirus software after a year-and-a-half of testing it in select regions. While the software was only available in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China and in Nord...
03:03 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget UK to ban sales of fossil fuel cars by 2040
France isn't the only big country getting ready to ditch fossil fuel vehicles. The UK is planning to ban sales of new fossil fuel-powered vehicles (including vans) from 2040. It's all abou...
01:06 am -04 - Wed, July 26, 2017
Engadget Google tests Amazon-like Q&A section for local businesses
Google is testing a feature you're likely used to seeing on Amazon's listings. SEO Specialist Sergey Alakov has spotted an experimental Questions &amp; Answers section inside search card...
11:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Niantic tries to explain the Pokmon Go Fest problems
On Saturday Pok&eacute;mon Go players from around the world gathered in Chicago's Grant Park for a promised special anniversary event, but as we now know, things didn't quite work out. A...
10:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Google tests vacation rental filter alongside hotel search results
Last year, Google issued some updates that made it easier to track down flight and hotel deals and it has recently been testing an option that would bring up vacation rentals when users search for hot...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget The Navys railguns are ready for live-fire field tests
The US Navy has been testing its railguns, which fire shells at high velocity using electromagnets instead of explosive propellant, for years. Test footage emerged in 2012 showing off successful demon...
08:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget FDA approves first MRI machine for premature babies
Premature babies are some of the most vulnerable patients in a hospital, and they also need some of the most dedicated care. Treating these tiny patients in the neonatal unit, or NICU, can be a challe...
07:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Uber will charge $15 to return your lost bag
The next time you take an Uber car across town, be thorough when you check the seat for your belongings -- it could prove costly to leave something behind. Uber has quietly updated its policies to le...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget BMW's updated EV plans include a 3-door Mini
BMW's plans to electrify the Mini go well beyond an early experiment and a plug-in hybrid. The Bavarian brand has unveiled the next steps of its EV strategy, and the highlight is an all-electric ...
06:16 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Modular robotic eel hunts for sources of water pollution
We already have ways to measure the levels of pollution in bodies of water, but an eel-inspired robot can do the job faster and more effectively. The researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Te...
05:55 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Nanobots can swim your bloodstream faster by doing the front crawl
With invasive surgery sometimes being a literal pain in the ass, it's no surprise that scientists are working tirelessly to minimize the need for such procedures. Now, however, China's Harbi...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Chrome plays nicely with your MacBook Pro's Touch Bar
If you have one of the more recent MacBook Pro laptops with a Touch Bar, Google Chrome has long played second fiddle. Despite early hints of support, you've had to spend months surfing the old-fa...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Trump says Apple CEO promised to build three factories in US
President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Apple CEO Tim Cook promised him the tech titan would build "three big plants, beautiful plants" in the US. He didn't elaborate o...
05:09 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Toyotas future EV battery tech could enable much longer trips
The switchover to an electric vehicle (EV) future is bound to happen, with increased sales and companies like Volvo committing to hybrid models in the next couple of years. One of the things still hol...
04:40 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget PlayStation Vue's $10 sports add-on includes NFL RedZone
You already get a healthy dose of sports with a PlayStation Vue subscription, but what if you need more? Sony is happy to help. It just launched a $10 per month Sports Pack that adds 13 channels, incl...
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Adobe accidentally released its cloud-based photo editor
It's ever more important to be able to edit your photos on the go. Adobe has stripped-down versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom apps available in both mobile and web-based formats. Yo...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Lyft is growing faster than Uber, but there's a long way to go
Despite the plethora of external scandals and internal struggles, Uber is still a popular service, and recently reached a milestone of five billion rides taken with its service. Despite hitting the le...
03:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Googles Trusted Contacts app arrives on iOS
Google released Trusted Contacts for Android at the end of last year as an app version of Facebook's Safety Check that automatically shares your phone's status to close friends and family. S...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget The Moto Z2 Force is a powerhouse that plays it safe
Motorola's press conference is over, and we're now gearing up to put the Moto Z2 Force through the review wringer. (For those wondering, yes, I'm going to run this thing over with a car...
03:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget DeepMind researchers create AI with an imagination
Being able to reason through potential future events is something humans are pretty good at doing, but that kind of ability is a real challenge when it comes to training AI. Taking those reasoning ski...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget A memory bug made the OnePlus 5 reboot during 911 calls
OnePlus fixed that nasty bug that rebooted your OnePlus 5 when you called an emergency number, but just what caused it, exactly? The company has offered an explanation... and it's a thorny issue...
03:11 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Instagram gives businesses tools to keep comments in check
Instagram has updated its API and is giving businesses access to content metrics as well as new tools for managing comments. Now, through the API, businesses can turn comments on and off as well as hi...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget YouTube stars are blurring the lines between content and ads
Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner are just some of the celebrities under the microscope for using social media to shamelessly plug sponsored products. Advertising without prope...
02:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Netflix will stream Matt Groening's fantasy cartoon 'Disenchanted'
It's been almost 30 years since Matt Groening launched his yellow nuclear Simpsons family on the Fox network. It's been about 18 since he took to the stars with Futurama. Both series have be...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget LG's display arm invests billions to take OLED mainstream
LG's much-coveted OLED screens are set to become more attainable to the average Joe. The South Korean company has announced plans to invest a further 7.8 trillion Korean won ($7 billion) into pro...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget China is launching an 'unhackable' quantum messaging service
China has been active in the field of quantum cryptography lately, and now it's gearing up to use the technology in an "unhackable" government messaging service. While existing internet...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Congress invites tech CEOs to testify at net neutrality hearing
Today, during a hearing on FCC oversight, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden announced another hearing entitled "Ground Rules for the Internet Ecosystem." That hearing ...
01:20 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget See 14 minutes of adventuring in the next 'Uncharted'
We've been looking forward to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for awhile, and we know many of you have as well. That's why we're excited about Naughty Dog's announcement today. They...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Google AI could keep baby food safe
Google's artificial intelligence technology can help the food industry beyond picking better cucumbers. In one company's case, it could prevent your child from getting sick. Japanese food pr...
12:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget House science chairman thinks climate change is 'beneficial'
Forget the piles of peer-reviewed research accumulated by scientists over decades, climate change is actually great news for mankind. Or so says Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the Republican head of the Hous...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget The unending fight to preserve The Last Supper
In April, Italian marketplace chain Eataly announced it would sponsor the latest effort to preserve Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper. It's the perfect marketing partnership: A fo...
12:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Adobe is ending development and support for Flash in 2020
Adobe announced today that it is ending support for and development of Flash in 2020. The company cited declining usage statistics (80 percent of Chrome users visited a site with Flash daily in 2014, ...
12:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Lyft's Taco Bell mode indulges your late-night cravings
So it's midnight, you have an irresistible case of the munchies and your favorite eateries have stopped delivering. Are you going to settle for a bag of chips or (gasp) hold out until the morning...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Will we be able to control the killer robots of tomorrow?
From ship-hunting Tomahawk missiles and sub-spying drone ships to semi-autonomous UAV swarms and situationally-aware reconnaissance robots, the Pentagon has long sought to protect its human forces wit...
11:47 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget ABC News is the latest to put original videos in your social stream
Media companies are scrambling to figure out how exactly to best utilize the different social networks, and many have taken to producing original content for them. Bloomberg, for example, is building ...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget NASA wants your origami ideas for its spacecraft radiation shield
NASA needs ideas on how to design a radiation shield for deep space vehicles, and it's turning to origami artists and enthusiasts for help. If you're skilled in the art, that includes you. T...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Motorola's newest Mod is this $300, 360-degree camera
You didn't think Motorola was just going to announce a new phone, did you? The company also unveiled its latest Moto Mod &mdash; a 360-degree camera that magnetically attaches to Moto Z phone...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Motorola's sleek, sturdy Moto Z2 Force arrives on August 10
So far, Motorola has spent its year churning out reliably good mid-range devices, not to mention a handful of new Moto Mods. Not bad, but now it's finally flagship time. Motorola officially revea...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Algobrix teaches coding with Lego-like bricks
Legos have been a beloved for decades as toys that teach constructive aesthetics and foster DIY creativity. Then the company started releasing Mindstorm kits to turn static models into moving robots w...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a 55-inch TCL P-Series 4K Roku TV!
TV prices are dropping and quality is on the rise, at least compared to my initial foray into HD over a decade ago. Now, you can pick up a set with 4K, HDR and a built-in streaming platform for well u...
10:29 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Google expects 11 Daydream-ready phones by the end of 2017
Right now, it's slim pickings if you want a smartphone that supports Daydream VR headsets. Outside of Google's own Pixel line, you're looking at just a handful of devices from ASUS, Hua...
10:14 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Google SOS Alerts can guide you during a crisis
When you're in the midst of a crisis, your internet search priorities are clearly different than usual: am I in danger? Where can I go for safety? And who do I talk to for help? Google clearly...
10:10 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Facebook boosts live 360 video to 4K for better VR
Following YouTube's support for 4K live 360 video late last year, it was only a matter of time before Facebook caught up. After all, Zuckerberg's betting big on VR. Today, the social media g...
09:49 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Huawei's Watch 2 costs $550 more with a Porsche Design logo
Android Wear still pretty clunky despite the version 2.0 release, and most of the smartwatches using it are somewhere on a scale between homely and fugly. Huawei's Watch 2 is a decent looking exc...
09:34 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Nielsen counts live Hulu and YouTube TV streams for its ratings
Nielsen might be the lord of all TV ratings, but they've been scrambling to catch up in this new media landscape we're in. Over the years, the service has been shifting and adjusting its tra...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Musk and Zuckerberg bicker over the future of AI
It's easy to imagine the world's most powerful people as being mysterious and aloof, but thanks to the wonders of Twitter, we can now regularly witness them being just as petty as the rest o...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Giphy's GIF-making tool is now available in your mobile browser
Last October, Giphy reported that users made 100 million daily users serving 1 billion GIFs per day. But how many of those views -- and creations -- are on mobile? The moving image repository site has...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Nokia will unveil its first Android flagship next month
Finnish startup HMD Global will give the world its first official look at its Nokia-branded Android flagship on August 16th. The manufacturer is sending out invites for a London event on that date, re...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Alexa will now order you a Dominos pizza in the UK
There are many ways to order a pipin' hot Domino's pizza. You can use your smartphone, smash a tiny pizza button or even tweet an emoji to the company's official Twitter account. Now, f...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget HP hopes its new all-in-one PCs are style icons
With certain exceptions, HP's all-in-ones aren't what you'd call eye-catching. They're not ugly, but they aren't exactly conversation pieces. HP thinks it can change that: i...
07:03 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget MIT-developed plugin makes CAD changes 'instant'
A new computer-aided-design (CAD) plug-in could drastically improve products you use on a daily basis. Researchers from MIT and Columbia University say the tool will allow engineers to develop prototy...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, July 25th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The big news in tech this morning? Microsoft's 32-year-old Paint program. Oh -- and we're expecting a new phone or two from Motorola. It's that kind...
05:02 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Stanford built a '4D' camera for cars, robots and VR
A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect "eye" for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It's a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of ...
04:05 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget TiVo's voice-controlled Bluetooth remote has a Netflix button
The TiVo peanut-style remote has only changed slightly over the years, but ZatzNotFunny points out that a new revision is close to release. Labeled S6V, this Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connected remot...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Tech Hunters: Opening up new worlds with the Nintendo GameBoy
You have to hand it to Nintendo: the company knows how to change the way people play video games. As millions of gamers getting to grips with the Switch, which delivers A+ games on-the-go as well as i...
02:40 am -04 - Tue, July 25, 2017
Engadget Nikon working on next-gen D850 DSLR for its 100th anniversary
Nikon has become a bit set in its ways, failing to compete with Sony, Fujifilm and others in the profitable mirrorless and high-end compact realm. For its 100th anniversary, it has no intention of ced...
10:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Bounce's Brown Sugar streaming service arrives on Apple TV
The Apple TV's selection of culture-specific streaming services just got a little larger. Bounce has launched its subscription video service on Apple's fourth-generation media hub, bringing...
09:18 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget It's the beginning of the end for Microsoft Paint
Windows' Fall Creators Update will add a pack of new features to the platform, but it could also mark the beginning of the end for MS Paint. Microsoft has revealed in a list of removed and deprec...
09:18 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget It's the beginning of the end for Microsoft Paint (update)
Windows' Fall Creators Update will add a pack of new features to the platform, but it could also mark the beginning of the end for MS Paint. Microsoft has revealed in a list of removed and deprec...
08:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Shark Week,' 'HarmonQuest' and 'Ghost in the Shell'
It's summer, and that means it's time for Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Along with the usual specials, it also has Shark After Dark talks set up hosted by Chris Hardwick. In non-shark...
07:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Facebook's latest acquisition is all about fighting video piracy
Facebook might be rolling out even more tools for video creators, but it still has a pressing problem: Folks passing off other people's video content as their own. To fight that piracy, the socia...
06:38 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget 'The Emoji Movie' confirms it's the nightmare we all feared
The Emoji Movie has looked like a potential stain on humanity ever since it was first revealed. We're talking about a Pixels-level disaster, totally lacking in charm and humor and blowing what th...
05:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget India will ban driverless cars in order to protect jobs
As self-driving cars are being tested everywhere from the US to South Korea, Germany to Australia, reports today make it clear that it won't be happening in India. The country's transport an...
05:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Mercedes-Benz will join Formula E in 2019
Last October, Mercedes-Benz announced that it had reserved a spot in the Formula E racing championship for the 2018/19 season and today it revealed that it would officially be entering the competition...
05:12 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Gmail can now send your Smart Replies in Spanish
Back in May, we reported that Gmail's Smart Replies had come to the Gmail app for iOS and Android. Now, the feature is being expanded further. The Gmail Twitter account announced today that Smart...
04:51 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget NASA moves ahead with plans to build a quiet supersonic jet
NASA's dreams of a quiet supersonic jet are one step closer to fruition. The agency tells Bloomberg that it'll start taking bids to build a larger (94-foot) real-world demo version of the a...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget A behind-the-scenes look at how Intel broadcasts live baseball in VR
To a baseball fan, there's nothing quite like the feeling of watching a game in person. But not everyone has the time or money to go to one, so most of us settle for watching it on TV. Intel, how...
04:25 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Google is still making money despite $2.7 billion EU fine
Google parent company Alphabet just announced its financials for the second quarter of 2017, and it looks like the company took a bit hit from the record fine the EU dropped on it late last month. Alp...
04:16 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Roomba maker iRobot plans to sell digital maps of your home
While iRobot may have originated as a bomb-disposal robot maker at MIT in 1990, the company is probably better known as a robot vacuum company. So much so that it has taken to suing competitors like B...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget 'Dunkirk demands to be experienced in a theater
Dunkirk is a cinematic mic drop by Christopher Nolan -- 106 minutes of sound, fury and, if you're lucky, glorious 70mm IMAX film. It's a movie that uses all of the latest technology to not o...
03:51 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget One weekend with the 'Destiny 2' beta
It's easy to think of the original Destiny as a large-scale, highly polished test run for Bungie's vision of the future of video games. When Destiny came out in September 2014, it was unclea...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Wisconsin company offers staff implants for keys and passwords
Don't assume that companies chipping employees is usually the stuff of dystopian science fiction -- it's here... although it's better than it sounds. Wisconsin's Three Square Mark...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget ASUS' take on mesh WiFi is now available
Mesh networking is all the rage for people who want to fill every bit of their home with sweet high-speed Wi-Fi. Lynksys, Google, Netgear, TP-Link and Eero all have devices that use the new technology...
02:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Snopes needs money to continue fighting fake news
When you want to find out if something on the internet is true, you head to Snopes.com. The venerable fact-checking site, established in 1994 by David Mikkelson, is now part of Poynter's Internat...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Google ships final Android O beta before official launch
You won't have to wait too much longer to get your hands on Android O. Google has posted its fourth Developer Preview for the mobile operating system, and it's the last beta you'll see...
02:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Fairphone will stop supporting its first 'ethical' phone
Fairphone has announced that it will no longer be supporting the Fairphone 1, which first hit the market in 2013. That means the company won't be supplying spare parts for the phone any longer an...
02:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Orii smart ring turns your fingertip into a Bluetooth earpiece
While modern Bluetooth earpieces are more compact than ever, chances are you'll still need to leave at least one stuck in your ear. This can get uncomfortable over time, not to mention the dorkin...
01:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget JCPenney joins the modern age and adopts Apple Pay
The list of stores and merchants that accept Apple Pay seems to be growing on a daily basis, and now there's one more to add to the list. JCPenney's store credit card will now work with Appl...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget A Twitter joke gave rise to a truly original soccer game
The internet has a fantastic ability to embrace a joke, and then beat it to death faster than you can mumble "my name's Jeff." From Hobo With a Shotgun and Kung Fury through to Goat Sim...
01:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget At the Mercedes museum, your rental car parks itself
The concept of a self-parking car certainly isn't new, but Daimler is about to take the next logical step on that front. It's partnering with Bosch to launch an Automated Valet Parking serv...
01:06 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget The UK wants smart homes to become one with the energy grid
The UK government imagines a near future where smart home devices and appliances can help balance the scales of energy supply and demand, as well as save consumers and businesses money. The Department...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget An iPod Shuffle for Spotify is surprisingly essential
Thanks to Baby Driver, we've all been reminded of our love affair for the MP3 player -- namely the iPod. Now that Apple Music, Spotify and others allow us to carry millions of songs on our phones...
12:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Galaxy S8 Active ditches the curved display in leaked images
Samsung has been putting out Active versions of its S line since the S4 and this weekend, some images and specs of the upcoming Galaxy S8 Active leaked on Reddit. The leaker supposedly got ahold of th...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget MetroPCS customers can use T-Mobile's scam-fighting tools
Shortly after the FCC revealed its plan to fight robocalls, T-Mobile introduced two anti-scamming tools back in March to alert customers to shady calls. Now, the carrier is giving MetroPCS users the s...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget The best accessories for your dorm
When we talk about the best accessories for students, we're not just talking about things like mice and laptop bags, though make no mistake: We most definitely have opinions there. But we'd ...
11:38 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk hints at changes to SpaceX's Mars rocket
We've known for awhile that SpaceX's plan to get an uncrewed capsule to Mars by the end of next year was a little too ambitious. Last week, we reported that Musk had abandoned plans for the ...
11:18 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Final Fantasy characters are now selling Nissans
Final Fantasy character Lightning has landed herself another ad campaign. She's already hawked Prada and Louis Vuitton and now she's moved from the fashion world to the auto industry. Lightn...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget The moon may be hiding lots of water below its surface
Since 2008, we've known that there is water on the moon. The lack of atmosphere and a magnetic field means that most of the water on our satellite's surface would be immediately stripped by ...
10:43 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Helix wants to build a marketplace for your DNA
There are secrets buried deep within our genetic code, and more than a few companies that want to help you learn them. Helix believes that the gaggle of startups vying for your DNA have a problem: the...
10:24 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget The next HoloLens will use AI to recognize real-world objects
We're all excited about the gaming potential of HoloLens, but Microsoft is also fixated on enterprise AR, much like Google now is with Glass. During a talk at the CVPR (Computer Vision and Patter...
09:54 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Spotify and Warner are ready to make a deal on music royalties
Spotify's been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, as they're being hit with lawsuits for having unlicensed music in their catalog. But this morning, there's some good news fo...
09:50 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Tesco's same-day grocery delivery option is going UK-wide
Tesco is today claiming a win over supermarket rivals and the logistical magicians at Amazon after kicking off the expansion of same-day grocery deliveries to cover the whole of the UK -- or 99 percen...
09:23 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Tiny robot prowls water lines in search of leaks
Twenty percent of fresh water around the world is lost to leaks, but finding tiny pipe defects is nearly impossible -- especially in non-metal ones used in the developing world. MIT researchers have c...
09:02 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget 'Partner' Didi Chuxing is freezing Uber out of Southeast Asia
Part of Uber's sky-high $70 billion valuation was due to its optimism about expansion in China, India and other parts of Asia. However, its China adventure was a money bonfire that finished when ...
08:25 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget LG shrank its dual-screen V20 to make the Q8
If you hankered after LG's V20, but wanted it to be a bit smaller and a bit cheaper, then you should probably take a peek at the new Q8. It's the company's latest mass-market smartphone...
07:30 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Diet app Lose It introduces DNA-based weight loss plan
Last year, calorie-tracking app Lose It launched a feature called Snap It, which promised to identify the foods you were eating just from a photo. By adding machine learning and computer vision to the...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, July 24th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Have a good weekend? Then you probably weren't at Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest. Of course, even if you stayed home, there were still plenty of previews to check...
03:18 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Nanomaterial charges everyday batteries in seconds
If you want a battery that charges in seconds rather than hours, you go for a supercapacitor. There are some catches to that, though: either you give up the long-lasting energy of a chemical battery ...
01:14 am -04 - Mon, July 24, 2017
Engadget Citizen scientists find a failed star in the Sun's neighborhood
Citizen scientists may not have the time and equipment of their pro counterparts, but their dedication can sometimes lead to discoveries that would otherwise be impractical. Case in point: a NASA-bac...
11:05 pm -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget Work starts on a massive underground neutrino experiment
Neutrinos are notoriously difficult to understand, but work is underway to know them a little better. Researchers have officially broken ground on the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, the home to the...
09:27 pm -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget Your Telegram chats now include disappearing photos
Telegram's messaging app is better known for its security than catering to Snapchat fans, but it's blurring those lines. The company has updated its mobile apps with support for disappearin...
07:56 pm -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget NASA backs deep space habitat made with old ISS cargo module
NASA has given Lockheed Martin the go-ahead to build a full-scale prototype of the deep space habitat it proposed for the NextSTEP program. That means in around 18 months' time, it might start te...
05:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget BMW denies conspiring with rivals on diesel emissions systems
VW isn't the only German automaker reeling from the effects of diesel emissions scandals. BMW is denying Der Spiegel allegations that it not only colluded with Daimler and the Volkswagen Auto Gr...
03:56 pm -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget Dwayne Johnson and Apple made a Siri movie
Now here's something you probably didn't see coming. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed that he's starring in a Siri-themed movie (The Rock x Siri) that launches July 24th...
03:56 pm -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget Dwayne Johnson and Apple made a Siri movie (update: live)
Now here's something you probably didn't see coming. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed that he's starring in a Siri-themed movie (The Rock x Siri) that launches July 24th...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget The best fan
By Tyler Wells Lynch and S&eacute;amus BellamyThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's inde...
02:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget Forecast data model warns you of tornadoes hours in advance
Meteorologists usually only issue warnings for tornadoes when they're imminent, which gives you precious little time to take cover -- the American average is just 13 minutes. NOAA researchers ma...
12:29 pm -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go Fest' issues refunds after tech problems ruin event
After an up and down first year of existence, the Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest was supposed to be a triumphant event where players could work together in news ways and earn unique awards. The event unfo...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget After Math: Do you see?
It was an illustrative week for machine vision. Sony's high-speed eyes allow robots to see at 1000 FPS, IBM trained a neural network to spot schizophrenia, and MIT's AI knows what's in ...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: Merging form and function
The team continues buckling down on its Super Glue Gun project. Felix brings together a custom-designed motor control circuit that will be used for extruding the glue. Meanwhile, Ben cuts up the perfb...
06:32 am -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US
Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch ...
01:33 am -04 - Sun, July 23, 2017
Engadget Twitch will stream the '80s arcade gaming show 'Starcade'
Starcade, the '80s TV show that had participants compete in arcade video games, will be back by the end of August. No, not as a reboot, which is in the works, but as a Twitch marathon. The video ...
11:25 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Yes, Microsoft is still working on a 'Halo' TV series
Remember the Halo live action TV show Microsoft announced way back in 2013? Unlike Spartans that never die, it sure felt like the project's been dead for quite a while. The tech titan told AR12Ga...
10:11 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records
Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents, but not in the way you think. The bank wasn't hacked, and its computers didn't go on the fritz: it just inadvertently sent 1...
09:05 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget 'Westworld' season 2 trailer reveals a park gone horribly wrong
Westworld won't return to TV until 2018, but we're getting a peek at what that return will entail... and things have clearly gone downhill. A new trailer for the second season reveals that t...
08:23 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Latest 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer shows more of the crew
No, CBS' much-delayed Star Trek: Discovery still isn't out yet, but you're at least getting a better look at how the streaming-focused series will play out. The broadcaster has released...
07:20 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Watch the full 'Stranger Things' season 2 trailer
At last, Netflix is offering more than minuscule teasers for Stranger Things' second season. The service just premiered a full-length trailer for season 2, and it sheds much more light on what to...
05:58 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Here's what happened when that security robot drowned
By now you've probably heard of that security robot that fell into a fountain in Washington, DC-- it's practically the stuff of legend as far as the internet is concerned. But what really ha...
05:58 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Drowned security robot wasn't a victim of foul play
By now you've probably heard of that security robot that fell into a fountain in Washington, DC-- it's practically the stuff of legend as far as the internet is concerned. But what really ha...
04:27 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Watch the nostalgic trailer for Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'
After no shortage of hype, Warner Bros. is finally ready to show what Steven Spielberg's take on Ready Player One is all about. The studio has released the first trailer for the adaptation of Ern...
02:58 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget UK drone rules will require you to take safety tests
US officials might be easing up on drone regulations, but their UK counterparts are pushing forward. The British government has instituted rules that require you to not only register any robotic aircr...
01:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget ASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never be the same again
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is an entirely new breed of gaming notebook. It packs in the most powerful laptop graphics hardware on the market, NVIDIA's GTX 1080, in a frame that's almost half the ...
12:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Instagram's influence on restaurants
Instagram Is PushingRestaurants to BeKitschy, Colorful andIrresistible to PhotographersCasey Newton,The VergeIt's no secret that Instagram is full of brunch pics and food porn, but restaurants ha...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Hobbyist developers will make $30 million via 'Roblox' this year
Roblox has exploded over the past two years. It's not quite a game and not quite a development platform, allowing players to boot up millions of user-made projects, or create their own games and ...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We'll take a look back at some of the big stories from earlier this week, plus key updates like NASA's tips for viewing a solar e...
04:49 am -04 - Sat, July 22, 2017
Engadget Strava's new Premium perks will insure your phone while you ride
Strava makes a popular tracking app for workout warriors, however many cyclists have questions about whether its $60 per year (or $8 per month) Premium package is worth the cost. Features already incl...
11:54 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget 'Minecraft' novel by 'World War Z' author is now available
As strange as it sounds, Minecraft got the novelization treatment, and the final product is now out for purchase. The good news is that the Mojang team put Microsoft's millions to good use by com...
10:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget 'The Defenders' Comic-Con trailer features punching, heroes
Stop us if you've heard this one before: There's a threat facing New York, and a few of Marvel's punch-happy heroes need to clean it up. Based on the new trailer shown tonight at Comic-...
09:48 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of shortcuts
As a music streaming service, Google Play Music works well enough but its user interface leaves an awful lot to be desired. Following the mobile app's update that added persistent navigation butt...
08:52 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Spider-Man and Frank West join latest Marvel vs. Capcom roster
Like comic books, fighting games are ripe for the crossover treatment. Nintendo has done it with good success in the Super Smash Bros. series, bringing characters from disparate franchises like Street...
07:54 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Aphex Twin is the latest artist to open an online record store
Aphex Twin is opening an online record store. For his own music, of course. The Vinyl Factory reports that Richard D. James has started his direct-to-fans store with reissues of his back catalog inclu...
06:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Australia's first vinyl factory in 30 years will open next year
Thanks to new production technology and the support of big companies like Sony, vinyl is hot these days. Trent Reznor is releasing his Quake score for LP, the Contra soundtrack is available as a recor...
06:06 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Missing Malaysia Airlines flight search yields valuable seafloor data
In 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 disappeared from radar and a massive search for the missing aircraft ensued. For two years, scientists used sonar to map the seafloor where the plane was thoug...
05:41 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget First Amendment suit halts anti-'Pokmon Go' law
A legal battle against AR games like Pok&eacute;mon Go has been brewing in Wisconsin and this week, the games scored a win. In February, Milwaukee County introduced a new law that required AR game...
05:17 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Google tests VR as a replacement for dull training videos
We've heard about medical professionals using VR to augment their suites for years, but Google is testing its fit in the broader workplace, starting with employment's least fun experience: T...
04:50 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Mini's new plug-in hybrid packs thrills into a compact cruiser
From the moment it appeared at the LA Auto Show, the new Mini Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid seemed to run in a different pack than other affordable EVs. That's due in large part to the Mini'...
04:28 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Razer is reportedly working on a phone just for gamers
Razer is known for its high-end gaming devices. The company has desktops and laptops, keyboards and mice, power banks and even projection systems aimed at core gamers. This past January, however, Raze...
04:09 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget NASA doesn't want you to go blind during the solar eclipse
The much-celebrated full solar eclipse is just one month away for those in the continental United States, and NASA really does not want you to go blind when it finally happens. To that end, the organi...
03:45 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget LG's friendly robots will help travelers at Seoul airport
The rise of robots hasn't exactly gone smoothly, but companies are determined to get it right. Today, LG announced that it's deploying a fleet of robots at Incheon International Airport in S...
03:25 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Mobile customers claim Verizon capped Netflix and YouTube speeds
A week after millions of Americans contacted the FCC to preserve net neutrality, Verizon Wireless customers have reported lower speeds than expected when using Netflix. Some users in a Reddit thread n...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget How hateful alt-right trolls hijacked your timeline
You don't need to get attacked by a pro-Trump troll-bot horde to know that social media is a battleground for propaganda farms. It's pretty obvious, and miles of speculative digital ink has ...
02:39 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Snap Spectacles hit retail in posh UK department store
You can get a pair of Snapchat Spectacles at vending machines in London. You can also grab them from Amazon or Snap itself online. The $129 glasses may be the flavor of the moment, but you wouldn'...
02:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget NASA wants you to record solar eclipse data with an app
Chances are that, by now, you've heard about the full solar eclipse that will cross the continental United States on August 21, 2017. And now, NASA is enlisting all of us as citizen scientists: T...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Plastic-plucking robots are the future of recycling
We are living in the Age of Plastic. In 2015, the world's industries created 448 million tons of it -- twice as much as it did in 1998. -- and the rate of production is only accelerating. However...
01:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Marvel legend Stan Lee is creating an original story for Audible
Comic book fans (and comic book movie fans) are very familiar with Stan Lee, who has a cameo in pretty much every Marvel movie. Now, the legendary Marvel writer is creating yet another shared universe...
01:28 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Delta aims to replace boarding passes with fingerprints
Delta is expanding its biometric check-in feature that allows some customers to use their fingerprints instead of a boarding pass. The service was first launched at Ronald Reagan Washington National A...
01:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's features could soon be harder to copy
Snap Inc. has quietly acquired a team that specializes in protection against reverse engineering. Prior to joining SnapChat, the Strong.Codes team built software which prevented dismantling a product ...
12:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Renders show the Galaxy Note 8 is all about that Infinity Display
We're getting another look at the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 thanks to some mockup renders created by a case maker based on leaked details. BGR got ahold of them and said they're probably our be...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget The best smartphones and mobile gear for students
Some of us here at Engadget can remember a time when cellphones on college campuses were strictly "for emergencies" (read: calls home to Mom and Dad). By now, of course, things have changed:...
12:17 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget YouTube kills the video editing tools you never used
Unless you're a YouTube power user, you may not have known that the site had the Video Editor and Photo slideshow tools to create finished video projects. Now that you've learned that, I...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Luc Besson on Valerian and his return to bold, inventive sci-fi
With Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Luc Besson is once again delivering an elaborate sci-fi epic, his first since The Fifth Element. (Lucy, his last film, with Scarlett Johansson, was de...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Lyft will develop its own self-driving car tech to battle Uber
Lyft is getting into the autonomous driving game too, and opening a research facility in Palo Alto in case you were wondering just how serious the company is. In a post on Medium, the new division...
11:18 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Spotify hit with two new lawsuits over unlicensed songs
Spotify's streaming business is legally tricky, and just ahead of an IPO that could value it at $13 billion, it's facing two more vexing lawsuits, according to THR. In one, Bob Gaudio of Fra...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget The best point-and-shoot camera
By Amadou DialloThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pick...
10:39 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Bitcoin's long-overdue upgrade is all things to all people
Bitcoin backers have welcomed a code upgrade that will improve the virtual currency's usage and scalability. The upgrade, known as SegWit2x, represents a compromise between two competing schools ...
10:16 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Hulu's live TV service is now available on Amazon Fire TV
Beginning today, Hulu's Live TV beta service is available on Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick and those using Hulu through those devices will also be automatically upgraded to the recently...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget The traditional sports world is taking eSports into the mainstream
Five years ago, you couldn't have imagined video game competitions being broadcasted on the same channel as traditional sports. TV networks have been historically obsessed with pastimes such as b...
09:42 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget 'Crash Bandicoot's' hardest ever level comes to the remaster
A lot of Crash Bandicoot fans already find the N.Sane Trilogy remake much tougher than the original games, but that hasn't deterred its developer from making it even more challenging. Now, when y...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Intel accuses Qualcomm of abusing its mobile chip monopoly
Qualcomm's dispute with Apple over patents on its chip tech recently took a nasty turn when it asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to ban iPhone sales in the US. In response to a re...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Amazon's discount policy is being investigated by the FTC
Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods requires a wink of blessing from the Federal Trade Commission, but that might not be a done deal. Reuters is reporting that the FTC is taking a particular interes...
08:03 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Sony's high-speed 'eye' gives robots 1,000 fps vision
Sony is known for making great sensors that serve as a camera's eye, but it apparently designs eyes for robots, as well. The Japanese tech giant has announced the release of a high-speed vision s...
07:01 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Microsoft is waging a quiet war against elite Russian hackers
Microsoft has proven itself to be an unlikely vigilante in the ongoing international cyberespionage story. The company started out suing the hacking group Fancy Bear for using domain names that violat...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, July 21st 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Is it Friday already? We have big news from Comic-Con featuring Will Smith and Stargate. Also, a deep dive into the cautionary tale of LeEco and a date for the Gal...
04:29 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Pokmon Go is getting Legendary monsters for its birthday
Niantic is going all out for Pok&eacute;mon Go's first anniversary. In addition to holding the Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest in Chicago and tie-in events all over the globe, it's also final...
04:29 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget 'Pokmon Go' is getting Legendary monsters for its birthday
Niantic is going all out for Pok&eacute;mon Go's first anniversary. In addition to holding the Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest in Chicago and tie-in events all over the globe, it's also final...
03:16 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget 'Stargate' revival will launch a new MGM streaming service
At Comic-Con MGM celebrated the 20th anniversary of Stargate by announcing a new TV show in the series: Stargate Origins. Other than a teaser trailer and news that it will serve as a prequel there isn...
01:27 am -04 - Fri, July 21, 2017
Engadget Amazon keeps popular items stocked by buying from other retailers
Tens of thousands of Amazon sellers might have just sold a whole bunch of their items in one go...to the e-commerce titan itself. According to CNBC, the Fulfilled by Amazon team has emailed thousands ...
11:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Starting August 5th, all MLS games will have video review
After a few years of planning and testing, Major League Soccer is ready to roll out video review in all of its games. For each game, including the playoffs and MLS cup, there will be a fifth referee o...
09:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Google Duo adds video chats to your regular call history
Google's standalone video chat app, Duo, came out last August. Since then, the company has added some nifty features, like voice-only calling to help avoid awkward bedhead conversations. Google h...
09:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Google Duo adds video chats to your regular call history (updated)
Google's standalone video chat app, Duo, came out last August. Since then, the company has added some nifty features, like voice-only calling to help avoid awkward bedhead conversations. Google h...
08:05 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget GE's $99 'Talking Laundry' box was built for the blind
Doing laundry might be dead simple for most people, but the visually impaired don't have it so easy. To make that easier, GE Appliance's skunkworks division FirstBuild -- along with the help...
07:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Netflix drops the full trailer for David Ayer's 'Bright'
Netflix has some 40 original movies due for release this year, but the highest profile release will likely be Bright. Directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch), it stars Will Smith and Joel...
06:46 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Apple CarPlay now supports Google Play Music
If for some reason you're an iOS and CarPlay user that also manages your tunes with Google Play Music, you're in luck. Google's music service is now compatible with Apple's in-car ...
06:06 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Mozilla's new Firefox features improve browsing on iOS and Android
Firefox is adding a few quality-of-life features to its mobile browsers. To celebrate hitting one million downloads in the month since it launched, the minimalistic, privacy-intensive Firefox Focus fo...
05:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Alexa helps Android users shop in the Amazon app
iPhone users have been enjoying Amazon's Alexa digital assistant within the retailer's main shopping app for some time. Now, however, Android owners can finally ask Alexa about package shipp...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Google Home and Philips Hue bundles drop by $70
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
05:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd
Samsung's next large-screened phone is on its way, as invites have just gone out for the company's Unpacked event on August 23rd. A teaser image promises to "Do bigger things," whi...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Surface, LinkedIn, and cloud revenue are bright spots for Microsoft
Good news for Microsoft: Its Surface revenues have rebounded from last quarter's slump, when sales fell 26 percent over the previous year. For the fourth quarter, Microsoft says Surface sales onl...
04:47 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Elon Musks Hyperloop 'approval' seems to be from the White House
Earlier today, we reported that Elon Musk and The Boring Company had reportedly been given verbal government approval to build a Hyperloop that would connect New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Wash...
04:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Classic motorcycle adventure game 'Full Throttle' hits iOS
It's been a few months since Tim Schafer's classic LucasArts adventure game Full Throttle got an HD remastered release on PS4, PS Vita and PC. Today, it comes out on iOS: For $5, you can tak...
04:22 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget PayPal taps into your Chase and Citibank accounts
Paypal-owned mobile payment app Venmo opened up third-party app support last year in an attempt to capture more money via more merchant transactions, including those from Poshmark, Parking Panda, and ...
04:04 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Moto Z2 Force reportedly has smaller battery than its predecessor
In April, some spec leaks gave us a look at what Motorola's Moto Z Force follow up had in store. We learned that the Moto Z2 Force would have a 5.5 inch display, a Snapdragon 835 chip upgrade, a ...
03:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget 'Call of Duty: WWII' takes zombies back to the front lines
Of course zombie mode is back for Call of Duty: WWII, and developer Sledgehammer Games just dropped a trailer for the undead nightmare mode. Of course, you and pals are tasked with eradicating the Naz...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget IBM's AI can predict schizophrenia by looking at the brain's blood flow
Schizophrenia is not a particularly common mental health disorder in America, affecting just 1.2 percent of the population or around 3.2 million people, but its effects can be debilitating. However, p...
03:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Facebook Pages can now build their own communities
Today, Facebook is rolling out a new feature called "Groups for Pages," which will let artists, brands, businesses and newspapers create their own fan clubs. The company says the idea stems ...
02:48 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Google brings its fancy Motion Stills GIF-making app to Android
Motion Stills has existed in a strange space for the past year. It's a Google-made app but it's been available only on iOS, piggybacking off Apple's Live Photos function to create drama...
02:32 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Tidal's redesigned app puts more emphasis on music discovery
Tidal's been in the news recently, as Jay-Z debuted his new album 4:44 as a Tidal-Sprint exclusive (which wasn't without some controversy, as last-minute subscribers to the streaming music s...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Google Street View takes you aboard the ISS
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station just got an adorable floating camera, but what do we get? While nobody's handing out free rides to the ISS, you can digitally explore it now that...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Intel puts Movidius AI tech on a $79 USB stick
Last year, Movidius announced its Fathom Neural Compute Stick &mdash; a USB thumb drive that makes its image-based deep learning capabilities super accessible. But then in September of last year, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Apple wants you to gussy up your Clips videos with Disney art
Apple's Clips is a neat experiment in video creation, and it seems pretty popular, too -- the company says "millions" of people use it each month. For Apple's sake, here's hop...
12:36 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Sears will sell appliances on Amazon as its retail stores dwindle
Sears announced today that its Kenmore branded products will now be sold on Amazon, meaning it's now joining forces with the company that contributed to its downfall. It's no secret that Sea...
12:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget YouTube will redirect you away from extremist videos
Last month, Google steps it would take to help stamp out extremism and terrorism-related content online. Today, the company is announcing a new initiative on YouTube to help guide people away from ter...
11:58 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk says he has approval to build NYC-to-DC hyperloop
Elon Musk's latest venture, The Boring Company, has certainly been a source of amusement. Now, the billionaire visionary has tweeted that he's received verbal government approval to build an...
11:47 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Lucid Motors is struggling to produce its luxury EV
While EVs might be making headlines left and right, producing them is not as easy -- or as much of a slam dunk -- as it might seem. Take the case of Lucid Motors, a struggling electric car startup. It...
11:26 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Luis Fonsi's 'Despacito' is the most-streamed song of all time
Justin Bieber's "Sorry" has been dethroned as the most-streamed song of all time -- and ironically, he played a hand in getting a new song to the top of the heap. "Despacito,"...
11:11 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget US authorities have seized the dark web marketplace AlphaBay
Last week, we reported that an international law enforcement operation had shut down AlphaBay, the dark web's go-to marketplace after the fall of Silk Road. Today, the U.S. Justice Department ann...
10:59 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Twitter says everyone, even Trump, has to follow the rules
Earlier this week, journalists asked Twitter's VP of Trust and Safety, Del Harvey, whether the company could really treat President Trump's Twitter account the same way it does everyone else...
10:42 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Smart harness can help stroke victims learn to walk again
People recovering from spinal cord injuries and strokes often struggle under the weight of gravity. Recovering gait, or a regular walking rhythm, can be a real challenge. A group of scientists may hav...
10:19 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget VFX company files injunction to block three Disney blockbusters
You probably haven't heard of a special effects company called MOVA, but you've seen its Contour facial-capture technology in films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Beauty and the Beast. It ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Inside LeEco's spectacular fall from grace
With additional reporting by Chris Ip and Richard Lai.Behind the doors of the five-star Bohao Radegast Hotel in Beijing's central business district on Monday, troubled Chinese tech conglomerate L...
09:44 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget The FCC admits it didnt file a report on its own DDOS attack
The Federal Communications Commission now claims to have no data on a DDoS attack that took down its website in May, just months after stating it had "gigabytes" of documentation on the inci...
09:44 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget FCC admits it didnt document alleged cyberattack
The Federal Communications Commission now claims to have no data on a DDoS attack that took down its website in May, just months after stating it had "gigabytes" of documentation on the inci...
09:32 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's solution for online voice chat feels half-baked
From the moment you pick up a Nintendo Switch, it feels like a magical device. The company nailed the hybrid TV / portable concept and created a genuinely fun console that seemed to shed the awkwardne...
09:25 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Citymapper to launch a weekend night bus service in London
Citymapper's brief bus experiment in London was more than a one-off. The company, which runs an independent transport and navigation app, is now planning a permanent bus route in the middle of Ea...
09:16 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget America is driving gun sales on the dark web
Sixty percent of all the weapons sold on the dark web are smuggled out of the US, according to research from the RAND Corporation. It, along with the University of Manchester, began investigating the ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Atari introduces the Speakerhat, a hat with speakers
Atari might be best known for classic video gaming, but now the company is debuting a new line of wearables. The first product in the "Atari Connected Life" line is called the Speakerhat, po...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Chat app Viber hopes you'll shop from its keyboard
If you owned Viber and saw Facebook make a big deal of in-chat shopping, what would you do? Bake shopping into the very heart of your messaging app, apparently. A few months after including an Insta...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Twitter says its safety updates are stamping out abuse
It's safe to say Twitter had an awful 2016. Yet amidst all its turmoil, its abuse problem trumped all others. To make matters worse, the company's convoluted approach to cleaning up its site...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget MIT's AI knows what's in your cookies just by looking at them
Imagine an app that can help you figure out how to replicate what you're eating in a restaurant and help track your calorie intake just by taking a picture of your plate. A team of MIT CSAIL rese...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Microsoft: No more Windows 10 upgrades for some Atom-based PCs
Everyone knows that technology goes obsolete quickly, but Microsoft and Intel are taking that tenet too far for some folks. Owners of three- to four-year-old "Clover Trail" Atom-based PCs li...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget UK teens say Instagram is the worst app for cyberbullying
New research claims Instagram is home to more cyberbullies than any other social media platform. The findings form part of UK anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label's annual survey, which consulte...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Petcube's $249 treat cam goes on sale next week
Petcube has released a new pet camera, and it can do so much more than its typical counterparts. You can use it not just to monitor your furry BFFs, but also to toss them treats, talk to them and shar...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget The ESA's hunt for gravitational waves is over, for now
On July 18th, 2017 at around 2PM Eastern time, Professor Stefano Vitale sent the LISA Pathfinder its final kill commands from the mission's control center in Germany. The lead investigator's...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, July 20th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.How do you do, fellow kids? Our back to school guide is overflowing with laptop and desktop recommendations, there's a smart workout-stick Kickstarter and eve...
04:31 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Here's the 'Words With Friends' TV show you didn't ask for
Zynga's Words With Friends is one of those few smartphone games that has survived for far longer than many early mobile titles -- it still has a huge fan base (55 million active games at any one ...
03:02 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Intel reportedly killed its wearables division
When TechCrunch reported last year that Intel is getting out of wearables, the tech titan vehemently denied it. Now a new report by CNBC indicates that the company is indeed leaving the business behin...
01:33 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget The OnePlus 5 has an update coming to fix its scary 911 reboot bug
If there's one thing your cellphone really needs to do, it's work in an emergency. A couple of days ago, however, one owner of the OnePlus 5 made two attempts to call 911 only to have his ph...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, July 20, 2017
Engadget Lenovo reveals AR headset and other ambitious AI concepts
You might know Lenovo for its laptops and Yogabooks, but the electronics maker is apparently used to conjuring up some pretty far-out concepts much more exciting than a 2-in-1. At its third annual Tec...
11:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Former Dreamworks exec's 'New TV' pitch: 10 minute episodes
Over the years Jeffrey Katzenberg has gotten behind ideas big (Dreamworks 3D animated movies) and small (AwesomenessTV, an online video company backed by Dreamworks and Engadget parent company Verizon...
10:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Hack into a world of cyberpunk horror next month in 'Observer'
If you think things are unendurably awful in the world today, maybe don't play Observer when it hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux on August 15th.Observer follows one of the darkest ...
09:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Christopher Nolan is no fan of Netflix's movie strategy
Don't expect Christopher Nolan to produce a Netflix-only magnum opus any time soon. In an interview, the Dunkirk director says he chooses not to work with Netflix over what he sees as a "bi...
08:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget See the first Blade Runner 2049 VR tie-in at Comic-Con
It's been a good few months for Blade Runner 2049 fans, what with the three amazing trailers already out for the upcoming reboot from director Ridley Scott. Now, we've got a new VR tie-in fo...
07:32 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk implies SpaceX won't land Dragon capsules on Mars
In February, SpaceX admitted its plan to shoot its Dragon capsule (without people) to Mars by 2018 was a little too ambitious, and bumped up the launch date to 2020. But it seems that approach was too...
06:52 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget 'Terminator 2' UHD Blu-ray comes with a life-size robot arm
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the best action movies of all time. It's also consistently been a great piece of reference material for home theater geeks who like showing off just what thei...
06:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Twitch vs. YouTube Gaming: A Destiny 2 snapshot
YouTube Gaming hit the 'net in August 2015, promising to compete with the live-streaming world's dominant force, Twitch. Two years later, both sites have evolved. Twitch offers a raft of non...
06:06 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget 'Doom' 6.66 unloads a host of hellish updates free of charge
Hell is about to be unleashed for a very affordable price. Bethesda's "ultimate" edition of Doom rolls out to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 with the new 6.66 update. How's that f...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Self-driving cars could hit US roads before federal laws are in place
A House of Representatives panel just greenlit a measure that, once officially signed into law, would allow thousands of autonomous cars to hit the road while federal legislators draft more comprehens...
05:33 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget SpaceX aims to reuse rockets within 24 hours by 2018
Elon Musk shared more of SpaceX's plans to get its rockets to full reusability today at the International Space Station R&amp;D conference. Those plans include faster turnaround for recycled ...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Google's safeguard against rogue Android apps is now available
Google is acting on its promise to further guard your Android phone against rogue apps. The company tells us that it's rolling out its Play Protect home screen to every Android device running Go...
05:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Microsoft takes on Nest with a Cortana-based thermostat
Microsoft isn't content to let Amazon or Alphabet dictate the future of the smart home. The software giant has unveiled a smart thermostat from Johnson Controls, GLAS, that promises to one-up wha...
05:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Microsoft shows off a Nest-like thermostat based on Cortana
Microsoft isn't content to let Amazon or Alphabet dictate the future of the smart home. The software giant has unveiled a smart thermostat from Johnson Controls, GLAS, that promises to one-up wha...
04:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Nests overpriced IQ camera highlights the faults of facial recognition
Nest burst onto the scene with a thermostat that was easy to use, had a slick interface, came with actual smart features and didn't look like someone just taped an off-white box to your wall. It ...
04:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Reeboks new foam space boots bring comfy kicks to astronauts
Whether it's using corn to make sustainable sneakers, or 3D printing some pretty out there looking footwear, Reebok isn't afraid of taking bold new steps with its shoes. Now, however, it loo...
04:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Scientists: Suck CO2 out of atmosphere or face the consequences
We need to start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as soon as possible. If we don't, future generations will have to choose between biblical weather events or spending trillions of doll...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Treasure Truck of deals is going on tour
Who doesn't like a deal? Amazon is pretty sure everyone does, so it's taking its retail presence on the road this summer with its Treasure Truck stunt. "At Treasure Truck, we hand-pick ...
03:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Rub elbows with musics C-list on Vevos Watch Party Live
Vevo launched Watch Party this past March as a way to watch music videos with your friends. You simply invite a bunch of buddies to a virtual room, built a playlist of videos from Vevo's catalogu...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Final season of Telltales The Walking Dead game debuts next year
Telltale's roster of graphic adventure games has slowly expanded over the years to include serious AAA properties, like the Guardians of the Galaxy adaptation they released back in April. But the...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Take a VR trip with Google Expeditions all by yourself
In 2015, Google launched a pilot program of its Expeditions software that let teachers take their students on VR explorations of various sites around the world. A few months later, it released a beta ...
02:56 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Hackers can take control of your Segway hoverboard
We can list so many reasons why you should never set foot on a hoverboard. Now, we've got yet another: Cybersecurity company IOActive has figured out how to hijack the Segway MiniPro "self-b...
02:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Netflix snags 'Bird Box' movie starring Sandra Bullock
Hot on the heels of Amazon's two-season TV show deal with Julia Roberts, Netflix fires back with its own exciting news. The streaming service announced today that Sandra Bullock will star in a dy...
02:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Stream 'Glee,' 'NYPD Blue' and older Fox shows on Hulu
Hulu's close connection to Fox just got a little closer. The streaming service has unveiled a deal with Fox that adds every episode of dozens of well-known (if also well-worn) shows, including s...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Britain's taxi industry will use Uber's playbook against it
My adopted city is pretty forward-looking, but it was still a surprise when local taxi operations, as one, began offering their own Uber-style apps. It's a phenomenon that's occurring across...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's first self-published Xbox indie games are here
Microsoft has quietly launched the Xbox Creators Program on Xbox One. Finding it and its wares on the Xbox Store may prove tough, however. Back in March, Microsoft said the self-publishing program wou...
01:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Trump endorses FCC's plan to roll back net neutrality
After last week's heavily participated in Day of Action, where thousands of companies and groups spoke out against the FCC's plan to roll back regulations put in place in 2015, Press Secreta...
01:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Your Amazon account is all you need to pay at retail shops
If you've ever wished you could use your Amazon account at physical stores (outside of Amazon's), we've got good news. The internet giant is trotting out a Pay Places feature that expa...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Google Play wants to help users find apps with curated lists
With so many new apps constantly hitting the market, it can be really difficult for users to find what they want and for developers to get their product noticed. To help solve that problem, Google Pla...
12:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Julia Roberts strikes two-season Amazon TV deal with 'Homecoming'
Streaming services have been able to shell out the money to attract pretty high profile actors for their original TV shows, and Amazon Prime Video just may have nabbed the biggest one yet. Amazon has ...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Focusing on business might resurrect Google Glass
It's hard to believe that it's been more than five years since Google first announced Project Glass, its wearable-glasses-mounted computer. What I remember most about Google Glass was hype: ...
12:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget 'Enhanced' security screenings begin for travelers flying into the US
If you breathed a sigh of relief when the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would not be extending its laptop ban to US inbound flights from Europe, we've got some not-great news ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget The best computers for students
What would a back-to-school guide be without a healthy dose of computer recs? Other than a small dorm TV, perhaps, it's the single most expensive investment you're likely to make as you begi...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget NBC's twice-daily Snapchat news show is live
If you're reading this, there's a real chance that you don't turn on the TV (if you even have one) when you're looking for news -- you're more likely to check the web or a fav...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget UK health body: Dont treat vaping like smoking
Public Health England has recommended a lighter approach to e-cigarette rules and regulations in order to support vaping as a means of quitting regular cancer sticks. The body has published its new To...
11:07 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Apple launches a machine learning blog to placate its researchers
Apple hasn't always been very open about its technology or its research, but the company surprised everyone last year when AI director Russ Salakhutdinov announced that Apple would begin publishi...
10:49 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget One single theory may have solved three Mars mysteries
We still aren't quite sure how Mars formed; there are many questions about its distinct geology and weird (but lovable) potato moons that don't really make sense. But now, a study in the jou...
10:33 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Android's phone app automatically shows GPS info during 911 calls
A lot can happen during a car accident. Between the initial shock from the impact, airbags going off and general disorientation, when you reach for your phone to call 911 you might not know where you ...
10:14 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget NASA is putting hundreds of historical videos on YouTube
As part of its mission to make its research easier to access, NASA is uploading decades' worth of archived footage to YouTube. So far around 300 videos have been uploaded, with a further 200 on t...
09:52 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Exercise stick trains your muscles with light-based feedback
Of all the products ripe for technological gimmicks, training gizmos take the (low-fat, sugar-free) cake. That said, a new gadget called Axon does look pretty cool, if you're willing to risk Kick...
09:30 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Apples Planet of the Apps': lousy TV, good for developers
Ashley D'Arcy always dreamed of being on a reality TV show. But her job as a creative director for a chatbot doesn't frequently put her in front of a camera. D'Arcy's dream was rea...
09:01 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget LastPass Families can manage passwords for a household of six
It's hard enough keeping track of your own passwords, let alone your family's. Unless you plan on outfitting your brood with biometric rings, your best bet is to sign up to a password managi...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Apple could let you discreetly call 911 with your fingerprint
Calling the emergency services is a deliberately easy process -- just three digits in most countries, simple enough for a child to learn. But Apple may have plans to make it even more straightforward,...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Facebook will allow news subscriptions on Instant Articles
In the face of mounting pressure from publishers, Facebook is launching a news subscription service. The new feature will essentially allow news outlets to erect a paywall on top of Instant Articles. ...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Google makes its government snooping reports clearer
Google's Transparency Report can be overwhelmingly tough to navigate, especially if it's your first time looking at all the data requests the company gets. To make things easier to understan...
06:15 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget London's Oyster cards are getting an app for easier top-ups
Contactless payments make it so easy to get around London that the trusty ol' Oyster card isn't as convenient as it once was. You can add funds or Travelcards online, for instance, but then ...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, July 19th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Good morning! We have two AR surprises, plus Samsung's AI assistant and the future of playing D&amp;D....
04:30 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Turn10 reveals the first 167 cars of Forza Motorsport 7
The latest installment in the Forza racing game series, Forza Motorsport 7, will feature more cars than any of the past titles, at over 700 cars. In the lead-up to the game's release, Turn10 Stud...
03:05 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Google's new feed uses your searches for a more personal homepage
Last December, Google made a change to its mobile search app: the addition of a news feed. Based on your search history and location, it started showing you news, sports and weather that it thought we...
01:24 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget US Army wants helicopters to refuel at robotic pumps
Militaries regularly set up fueling stations at forward bases so that helicopters can get back to the fight as quickly as possible. However, requiring fuel crews creates huge risks and logistical hea...
12:00 am -04 - Wed, July 19, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is ready to help in the US
The voice component of Samsung's Bixby assistant has been a long time in coming. The company was quick to boast about its AI helper at the Galaxy S8 launch, but revealed that the signature voice ...
11:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook disables modified link previews to fight fake news
Facebook has begun implementing a new feature that can prevent fake news from making it on the social network. It has started killing non-publisher Pages' ability to edit the link previews that a...
10:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's Switch Online apps for iOS and Android are available
The disjointed rollout of Nintendo Switch online features continues, as the company has released its mobile apps for iOS and Android ahead of the Splatoon 2 launch on Friday. That's going to be t...
09:56 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget 'Titanfall 2' brings back the franchise's popular co-op horde mode
Titanfall 2 has kept the fires burning for its dedicated community by valiantly releasing small bumps of free content almost every month this year. While gratis DLC is always great, fans clamored for ...
09:04 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget US Army expects to take down planes with anti-air lasers
Forget shooting down drones with vehicle-mounted lasers -- the US Army is ready to take on the bigger machines. Space and Missile Defense Command chief Lt. Gen James Dickenson has revealed that the Ar...
08:05 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Somebody turned Snapchats dancing hot dog into a mobile game
Okay, it's not like anybody was clamoring for more of that absurd dancing hot dog Snapchat added to its filter options. But this is the internet -- don't ask, and ye shall receive anyway. So...
07:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Dick's Sporting Goods is the latest retailer to price match Amazon
In what's yet another sign of the shifting retail landscape, Dick's Sporting Goods is now matching prices from Amazon and other competitors online. The new program, aptly named "Best Pr...
06:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Clinton, Romney campaign managers unite to fight election hacking
The threat of hacks disrupting US elections is very real, and enough people are concerned that it's creating some strange bedfellows. Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center has launched Def...
06:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget New 'Dungeons & Dragons' site manages the rules so you can just play
Dungeons &amp; Dragons, the quintessential pen-and-paper game, is more popular than ever, thanks to Twitch channels like Geek and Sundry and podcasts like The Adventure Zone. But it's one thi...
05:56 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Google adds security features to help block unverified apps
After dealing with security concerns like the Google Docs phishing debacle, Google has been adding quite a few new security features for its services and apps, including better protection for Gmail ac...
05:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Doomfist is here for the punching on July 27th
Doomfist is the most anticipated new character to hit Overwatch since the game landed one year ago, and players finally know when they can get their hands on him: July 27th. Doomfist is the fourth add...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Lightroom for iOS adds 3D touch-powered selective brush tool
If you're into editing photos on your mobile device, you probably have the (free!) iOS or Android version of Lightroom. Today, Adobe announced quite a few new changes to the iOS edition of the ap...
04:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Amazon Spark curates an Instagram-like shopping feed
If you've ever found yourself wishing that Amazon would just advertise its products in a social media-like format that looks and functions a lot like Instagram with maybe a touch of Pinterest, th...
04:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget 'Splatoon 2' is a cautious but excellent evolution of the original
The Wii U was far from the most popular console of its generation -- but fans who took a chance on Nintendo's first HD machine were rewarded with a tightly curated library of modern-day classics....
03:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget China blocks WhatsApp users from sending photos and video
Many WhatsApp users in China aren't able to send photos and videos to one another, and in at least a few cases, people aren't able to send text messages either. Exactly why this partial ban ...
03:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget House Democrats adopt encrypted messaging after last year's hack
In light of last year's hacking troubles, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has begun using end-to-end encrypted software for a large chunk of its messaging. For communicatio...
03:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget TBS to air four-part docuseries on 'Dota 2' tournament competitors
Turner Broadcasting announced today that TBS will air a four part documentary about players preparing for and competing in this year's The International Dota 2 Championships. The series is produc...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Some OnePlus 5 owners can't dial 911 without the phone rebooting
Making an emergency phone call to 911 on your OnePlus 5 could wind up with your phone rebooting. A handful of owners have taken to Reddit to share videos of the glitch in action, and they suspect that...
02:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Uber sued again for failing to accommodate disabled passengers
Despite Uber's programs to serve the needs of people who use wheelchairs, the ride sharing company faces a long line of lawsuits and complaints about its ability to serve people with disabilities...
02:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Fox hopes you'll binge-watch at theaters like you do on Netflix
Let's say you run a movie studio and notice that people would rather stay home and plow through the latest Marvel series on Netflix than pay through the nose for a trip to the theater. What do yo...
01:55 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Former 'Mass Effect' creative director returns to the franchise
Strange things are afoot at Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio BioWare. Mass Effect's former creative director, Casey Hudson, is leaving his spot at Microsoft and will return to Edmonton to lead t...
01:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Tinder's app tweaks make profile stalking more intuitive
If you regularly use Tinder, you may notice that the app looks different than it used to. The online dating service is rolling out an updated interface that includes new navigation and larger photos....
01:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Drone noise is driving people crazy
Do drones' characteristic lawnmower-on-helium sounds drive you batty? You're not alone. NASA researchers have conducted a study indicating that people find drone noise more annoying than t...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget This Japanese VR arcade put me inside 'Mario Kart'
Back when Bandai Namco opened its first VR arcade in Tokyo last April, I was keen to check out its various HTC Vive-powered VR games. My first ride there would have been Gundam VR: Daiba Assault, just...
12:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Leaked memo says hackers may have compromised UK power plants
State-sponsored hackers have "probably compromised" the UK's energy industry. A leaked memo from the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) identifies links "from multiple UK IP addr...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Twitch teams up with Crunchyroll for five-day anime marathon
Twitch marathons try to target different demographics, and an upcoming one specifically caters to anime and manga fans. The video streaming platform has teamed up with Crunchyroll for its first ever a...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Snapchat now lets you record up to six video snaps at once
Snapchat has unveiled two new features designed to give users greater flexibility in their storytelling. Multi-Snap lets you record up to six consecutive 10-second Snaps at once, while Tint Brush does...
11:38 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Meal Kits are already available for some customers
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Amazon had registered a trademark for a meal kit service with the slogan "We do the prep. You be the chef." And apparently those kits are already ava...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Brain implants help nervous mice find their competitive side
Social competition and establishing dominance are a part of the culture of many species, from humans to mice. That's why the results of a recent study published in Science are so interesting. A t...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Bluetooth mesh networking could connect smart devices city-wide
Bluetooth is one step closer to connecting smart devices on a large scale. The wireless standard's Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced support for mesh networking. With the new technology,...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a Nightingale home sleep system!
While some city dwellers have developed the ability to tune out loud noises, not everyone can ignore disruptive sounds come bedtime. Using optimized frequencies and decibel levels, Nightingale can do ...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Propaganda bots dominate social networks in some countries
It won't shock you to hear that governments and shady political groups will use social network bots in a bit to control the flow of information. But just how prevalent are they? Depending on wh...
10:02 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget India's first solar-powered train makes its debut
India's diesel-powered train network has a new kid on the block. The gas-guzzling Indian Railway system has just debuted its first solar-powered train, called the Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (D...
09:44 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Can an app stop you from drinking on a work night?
A new app, likened to a "nagging cyberparent," has been designed to help drinkers moderate their boozing. The snappily-named Mobile Intervention for Drinking in Young People (MIDY) pushes no...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget ISPs barred from telling users theyre under FBI investigation
Back in 2013, a federal judge ruled that the FBI couldn't force ISPs to hand over a users' private data without the suspect being informed first. Now, however, a change in the law means that...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Google job listings app Hire now available in the US
Google might be able to help a lot of Americans find their next jobs. Mountain View has officially launched its job listings app and LinkedIn competitor Hire, a few months after its website was first ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Fender's Bluetooth speakers look just as you'd imagine
Fender's first set of Bluetooth speakers is unmistakably on brand. For better and for worse, the compact Newport and its bigger brother the Monterey resemble guitar amps. Both come complete with ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Just add an iPhone to experience AR with Mira's $99 headset
While mobile VR is a vibrant market these days, thanks to the Gear VR and Google's Daydream View, the same can't be said for AR. If you want to dabble in augmented reality, you'd better...
08:08 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Google Glass is officially back with a clearer vision
If you thought that Google Glass was killed by a lack of practicality and privacy concerns, think again. Alphabet X, Google's "moonshot" branch, has unveiled a reboot of the original ey...
07:03 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Apple made it likelier you'll get an App Store review reply
Most App Store users don't leave negative ratings to be jerks -- rather, they may have just had trouble figuring out an app or felt it was missing a key feature. If the developers spot the issue ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, July 18th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Whether in real life or Blade Runner, we have some weird robot news for you. Oh, and there's Atari's new box....
04:41 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Samsung will mine scrapped Note 7s for parts and rare metals
Samsung will kick off its Galaxy Note 7 recycling efforts this month and expects to recover 157 tons of rare metals from the controversial device. The phone's fiery history is pretty hard to forg...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget Tech Hunters: Looking back at Nintendo's failed Virtual Boy
Long before the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Nintendo was experimenting with a VR headset of it own. At first glance, the black-and-red Virtual Boy looked every bit as capable as the virtual reality head...
02:37 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget 'Wolfenstein 2' and 'Evil Within 2' will support 4K on Xbox One X
You'd be forgiven for thinking that most of the games getting 4K support on Xbox One X will come from either Microsoft itself or Ubisoft, but there will definitely be some high-profile releases i...
12:31 am -04 - Tue, July 18, 2017
Engadget MelodyVR's music app will have songs from the biggest labels
When MelodyVR finally launches its virtual reality platform for music, it'll have experiences to offer from all three major record labels. After signing up both Warner and Universal Music within ...
11:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Windjammers brings 16-bit frisbee duelling to PS4 and PS Vita
You'd be excused if all of Sony's tentpole game announcements during the PlayStation Experience show last December blinded you to the best news of all: The 16-bit deep cut Windjammers would ...
10:38 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget SoundCloud explores underground music scenes in a miniseries
SoundCloud isn't done exploring new avenues just because it's facing tough times. The streaming audio service is partnering with The Fader on a documentary miniseries, SoundCloud Next Wave,...
09:49 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Google Fibers CEO steps down after five months
Five months after Google announced it was shaking up Fiber and putting broadband veteran George McCray in charge of the division overseeing it, McCray has stepped down. The company is seeking a replac...
08:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Comcast tells the FCC that net neutrality should be voluntary
Last week, thousands of companies and organizations stood up for net neutrality during the Day of Action and as the first round of comments on the FCC's plan to severely cut back protective regul...
08:17 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Rogue One' on Netflix, 'Insecure' and Shark Week
This week's big Netflix addition isn't an original, instead it's the first Star Wars flick licensed under its arrangement with Disney. Tomorrow morning Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will...
07:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Poll suggests most Americans don't like how Trump uses Twitter
Do you think President Trump's penchant for Twitter diatribes is doing more harm than good? You're not alone... in fact, you might be in the majority. ABC News and the Washington Post have...
06:44 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Google wants to sell quantum computing in the cloud
Whether or not you believe Google has honest-to-goodness quantum computers, the bigger problem is their limited access: they're largely off-limits outside of the company itself. That could change...
06:17 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget 'It' director Andy Muschietti signs on for Sony's 'Robotech' movie
More than 30 years after the original series debuted on television, the classic Mecha anime Robotech will once again grace the silver screen. Sony announced on Monday that it had tapped Andy Muschiett...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Emojipedia founder talks the past, present and future of emoji
We've been a little surprised by the outpouring of enthusiasm for World Emoji Day so far: Apple released a sneak peeks of its new emoji designs, Google signaled the end of its blobs, and the Empi...
05:22 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget This little delivery robot is carrying a belly full of sushi
If you thought that food-delivery robots originated in futuristic, 'bot-obsessed Japan, you'd be wrong. In fact, delivery robots showed up in San Francisco, London and Los Angeles first. Now...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget In a fragmented VR market, one company wants to unite them all
Virtual reality is a mainstream phenomenon these days, with major headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive now increasingly in consumer hands. There's even a flourishing market in the lower...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget DC security robot says everything is fine, throws itself into pool
Don't read too much into this, but a security robot face-planted into an indoor fountain inside of a Washington, DC office building today. It's a coincidence, we're sure, but maybe this...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Netflix blows past 100 million subscribers
A year after subscriber growth slowed due to price hikes, Netflix says (PDF) it added more US customers in the last quarter than it has since 2011. The company is now up to 103.95 million subscribers ...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Netflix blows past 100 million subscriber mark
A year after subscriber growth slowed due to price hikes, Netflix says (PDF) it added more US customers in the last quarter than it has since 2011. The company is now up to 103.95 million subscribers ...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Netflix blows past the 100 million subscriber mark
A year after subscriber growth slowed due to price hikes, Netflix says (PDF) it added more US customers in the last quarter than it has since 2011. The company is now up to 103.95 million subscribers ...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Twitter porn bots drew in over 30 million clicks
For the past few months ZeroFOX, a social media-focused digital security company, has been looking into a massive pornography botnet targeting Twitter. Dubbed SIREN, after the mythical Greek creatures...
03:41 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Heres a sneak peek at Nokias first high-end Android phone
Finnish startup HMD Global resurrected the Nokia name with a new line of Android smartphones unveiled back in February. Undaunted by lack of carrier deals, they've kept releasing more throughout ...
03:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Listen to tunes in Google Play Music's search results
If you use Google Play Music on the road, we have good news: you can listen to the latest summer jams faster than ever. In a mirror of an update to the web player from several months back, the stream...
02:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget US lifts laptop ban from final Middle Eastern airline
If you're a business traveller who wants to use your laptop on a flight originating in the Middle East, things are looking up. The US started to lift restrictions for passengers carrying large el...
02:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget US lifts laptop ban from final Middle Eastern airline (updated)
If you're a business traveller who wants to use your laptop on a flight originating in the Middle East, things are looking up. The US started to lift restrictions for passengers carrying large el...
02:38 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget South Carolina hit with 150,000 Election Day hacking attempts
More information about the scale of attempted election hacks has been released and it involves a rather surprising target -- South Carolina. Donald Trump took the state by 54.9 percent and there was n...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Amazon may take on Blue Apron's prepared meal-kit service
Amazon's grocery aspirations go beyond offering a drive-through store, AmazonFresh, Pantry and its recent Whole Foods acquisition. Bezos' shopping juggernaut is looking to get into the boxed...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget What we're playing: 'Wipeout', 'Dead Cells' and 'Danger Zone'
Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they've been playing in their downtime. This month, we've obsessed over roguelikes, remasters and resource...
01:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Jay-Z's '4:44' tops Billboard 200 chart following wider release
Clearly, Jay-Z learned a lot about the perils of permanent streaming exclusives from former Tidal buddy Kanye West. Jay-Z's 4:44 album has topped the Billboard 200 chart for the week ended July ...
01:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget LinkedIn's incessant connection requests are coming to Windows 10
If you're running Windows 10, your job search may have gotten a bit easier. Microsoft has announced that with the new LinkedIn app for its desktop OS, you'll be able to access the full busin...
01:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget New 'Blade Runner 2049' trailer teases more of Deckards story
We got our first real look at the upcoming Blade Runner sequel in May and today we get a little more with a new trailer. In this one we're given more views of the futuristic California setting an...
12:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Anyone can steal your old Myspace account by guessing your birthday
You probably haven't touched your Myspace account in ages, but you might want to pay it a visit just in case -- as it turns out, it's trivially easy for someone to take control. Security gu...
12:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Anyone can steal your old Myspace account by guessing your birthday (updated)
You probably haven't touched your Myspace account in ages, but you might want to pay it a visit just in case -- as it turns out, it's trivially easy for someone to take control. Security gur...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Take a peek at the new iOS emoji arriving later this year
If you've been not-so-patiently waiting for the 56 emoji approved by the Unicode Consortium last month to hit your iPhone . . . well, you have to wait a bit longer. But for World Emoji Day, Apple...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget ESL eSports makes cable TV debut on Disney XD
For the first time, eSports league ESL is coming to cable TV, broadcasting ESL Brawlers and ESL SpeedRunners on Disney XD. The two series will feature on Disney's D|XP, a summer programming block...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Researchers discover one of the brightest galaxies ever seen
Scientists at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, a research institute in the Canary Islands, just discovered one of the brightest galaxies we've ever come across. It's around a thousa...
11:19 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Samsung Pay will soon tap into your PayPal account
Samsung Pay has been steadily increasing its payment options since it debuted two years ago, and now it's adding a new vendor to its services. Soon, Samsung Pay users will be able to use PayPal i...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget This iOS app makes creating and editing guitar tabs a breeze
One of the more tedious tasks of playing in a cover band is managing lyric and chord sheets. When you play a typical four-hour gig in a local bar, memorizing all that music is not always going to happ...
10:42 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget US Cyber Command may be splitting off from the NSA
It sounds as though the United States' Cyber Command will break off from the National Security Agency and be more aligned with the military in the future. The move would "eventually" cl...
10:23 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Fly over Pluto and Charon in the latest NASA footage
The New Horizons spacecraft may have moved on from Pluto, making a long march to the Kuiper Belt, but we're still deep in the process of analyzing the data it sent back. Now, for the spacecraft&#...
10:10 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget UK to enforce porn site age checks from April 2018
For years the UK government has toyed with the idea of introducing compulsory age checks for online pornography. In May, all of that talk finally came to a head with the Digital Economy Bill, which fo...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Blanca Li dances with robots to better understand them
Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking are deeply concerned about AI, but the tech and its ramifications are poorly understood by the public. That disconnect prompted Blanca Li and her dance compan...
09:46 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Ataribox will come in two suitably retro editions
Just over a month since its announcement at E3, Atari is offering a proper look at its first console in over 20 years. In an email to fans, the company reveals the Ataribox will come in two editions, ...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Introducing Engadget's 2017 back-to-school guide!
We're now about midway through summer -- ergo, it's time to rain on your beach party and talk about the upcoming school year. Don't worry, though: With most US colleges opening their do...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Play 'Runescape' seamlessly between your PC and phone
If you're an avid player of MMORPG RuneScape, then you should be paying attention to publisher Jagex's announcement today. The UK-based game developer revealed that RuneScape and Old School ...
08:30 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Final Fight boss Abigail to join Street Fighter V roster
The EVO 2017 championship -- which is the premier, annual tournament for fighting games -- took place this weekend. The event culminated in the Street Fighter V finals, which saw Japanese god Tokido b...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Police body cams will soon use AI to find missing people
Motorola is adding machine learning to its surveillance equipment used by law enforcement personnel. Cops in Chicago's Waukegan police department are already suiting up with the company's Si...
07:10 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Escalators of tomorrow will have self-sterilizing handrails
You know what's a real cesspit of sickness, disease and transmittable maladies? The moving handrails that you find on escalators and moving walkways. It's why LG's electronics arm, Inno...
07:03 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Essentials first smartphone is coming to the UK
The first phone from Android creator Andy Rubin's new company, Essential, is coming to the UK. As the Financial Times reports, the startup is holding talks with a number of British carriers, incl...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, July 17th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We're starting the week with a look back at Disney's big news from D23, plus rumors of an Amazon messaging app and a flat microscope for your brain....
05:31 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Meet the International Space Stations adorable camera drone
Astronauts on board the International Space Station have a new robotic companion to play around with. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released the first images shot by the "Int-...
04:28 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget US and Australia finish a key round of hypersonic missile tests
The US and its allies are determined to be first out of the gate with hypersonic weapons, and they've just taken a big stride forward in that regard... not that they're saying much about it....
02:22 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Genetically modified yeast mops up heavy metal pollution
Environmental scientists dream of eliminating pollution with natural resources, but that's tricky when it comes to heavy metals. Plants won't work for cleaning polluted water, and only some...
12:01 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget IBM's new mainframe keeps everything encrypted, all the time
Data breaches are bad enough by themselves, but they're made worse when companies don't bother to (or can't) encrypt all their info. It's tantamount to giving hackers the keys to t...
12:00 am -04 - Mon, July 17, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Alexa lands on the HTC U11, and it works like it should
As promised, HTC is finally making it possible for owners of its U11 smartphone to install Amazon's Alexa. Starting today, those in the US who need yet another voice interface can download the HT...
11:03 pm -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook rebuffs Pakistan request to link accounts to phone numbers
Pakistan has gone to great lengths to track technology users in the name of censorship and security, but it's not going to get very far with Facebook. The social network has turned down a governm...
09:11 pm -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget Google wins fight with Labor Department over pay gap data
Google appears to have emerged mostly triumphant in its fight with the Department of Labor over supplying pay gap data. An administrative law judge has ruled that the Office of Federal Contract Compl...
07:57 pm -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget Flat microscope for the brain could help restore lost eyesight
You'd probably prefer that doctors restore lost sight or hearing by directly repairing your eyes and ears, but Rice University is one step closer to the next best thing: transmitting info directl...
06:29 pm -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget Porsche installs its first high-speed electric car chargers
Porsche knows that electric vehicles are the future, and it just took a big step to prepare for that future. The performance car brand just opened a new office in Berlin, and the new facility includes...
05:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget HTC's phone keyboard is pestering users with ads
It's one thing to voluntarily put up with ads on your phone in return for a lower price or free apps, but it's another to have ads delivered without warning... and unfortunately, HTC owners ...
05:01 pm -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget HTC's phone keyboard is pestering users with ads (updated)
It's one thing to voluntarily put up with ads on your phone in return for a lower price or free apps, but it's another to have ads delivered without warning... and unfortunately, HTC owners ...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget The best fireproof document safe
By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it ma...
01:58 pm -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget The frantic swordfighting of 'Nidhogg 2' arrives on August 15th
If you're a fan of in-person two-player games, there's a good chance you've heard of Nidhogg. Its frenetic swordfighting is easy to pick up, difficult to master and oozing with Atari 2...
12:29 pm -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget Ashley Madison will pay $11.2 million to data breach victims
Ashley Madison is still picking up the pieces two years after the massive data breach that exposed millions of users' information. The parent company of the cheat-on-your-spouse website continues...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget After Math: Are you not entertained?
It's been an exciting week for the entertainment industry. Netflix is leading Emmy season with 18 nominations, Oculus permanently dropped the price of its VR headset and Whiz Khalifa has been cro...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's ultimate sub-$400 media center
In what may be a strange change of pace for The Ben Heck Show, instead of voiding warranties, Felix is following them as he puts together the components necessary to build an Arch Linux-based media ce...
06:35 am -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget Tesla will open '2 or 3' more Gigafactories in the US
It's no secret that Tesla wants to open Gigafactories around the world to keep up with demand for electric cars and storage batteries, but how many of those will open in the US? Now we know: Elo...
01:56 am -04 - Sun, July 16, 2017
Engadget Hit indie FMV game 'Her Story' gets a spiritual sequel
Did you enjoy Her Story, the indie title that revived the use of full-motion video in games? You're not alone: Sam Barlow's game sold over 100,000 copies, a lot for a small-budget release, ...
11:52 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Disney's immersive 'Star Wars' hotel is a Jedi dream come true
No, you're not dreaming: Walt Disney World plans to open an insanely ambitious immersive Star Wars hotel that sounds like something out of Westworld. Every guest will experience a completely uniq...
11:08 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget GM is renting cars to Uber drivers in Australia
GM is expanding the presence of its Zipcar-style service Maven in Australia. The company has begun testing Maven Gig in Sydney through a pilot program with Uber a few months after it started trialing ...
09:27 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon may unveil its own messaging app
The messaging app field is as hot as ever with Apple, Facebook and Google (among others) slugging it out... and Amazon appears to want in on the action. AFTVnews claims to have customer survey info r...
08:01 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Sprint hopes smartphone leases will woo new subscribers
Sprint has revealed yet another two new programs in an effort to lure subscribers away from other carriers. Back in June, it introduced a promo offering other carriers' customers a year of free d...
07:15 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' behind the scenes footage is here
After offering up a quick look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi in April, Disney gave us a further taste at its D23 Expo today with a new behind the scenes reel. More than anything, it sets the mood for wh...
06:29 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget The world of 'Toy Story' is coming to 'Kingdom Hearts 3'
Kingdom Hearts 3 has been slow in coming, but you'll at least get a reward for your patience. Square Enix took to Disney's D23 stage to announce that the action role-playing game will have o...
05:05 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Disney's 'Powers United VR' puts you in the boots of a superhero
If it wasn't already clear that Disney is big on wearable gaming, it is now. It just introduced Powers United VR, and it's pretty much what you'd expect if you dreamed up a superhero v...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Best and worst gaming laptop brands 2017
Choosing the right notebook is hard, but selecting the perfect gaming laptop is even more challenging. In addition to specs like the processor, graphics card and storage drives, you need to consider t...
04:47 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Lenovo made an augmented reality headset for 'Star Wars' games
Here's something you probably weren't expecting out of a Disney fan event: a Star Wars augmented reality headset. Lenovo and Lucasfilm have teased headgear that uses your smartphone to brin...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Watch Disney's D23 video game event at 4PM Eastern
You probably don't think of a Disney fan expo as a go-to source for video game news, but you might need to reconsider this year. The media giant is livestreaming a Video Game Showcase starting at...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Behind Netflix's Emmy nominations haul are more shows than ever
After passing 100 million subscribers, overtaking cable TV in customer numbers in the US and expanding to over 190 countries, Netflix is starting to cement something else: sustained prestige.A record ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Spotify's other playlist problem
Spotify Sweats OverBandwidth Problem asLabels Vie forPlaylist SpotsAndy Gensler ,BillboardSpotify was forced to defend itself against allegations it uses fake artists to cut costs last week, but the s...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: The OnePlus 5 and two Surface devices
This month's buyer's guide additions fill almost every product category: We've got a smartphone, VR headset, games console, notebook and a 2-in-1. Those last two both come from Microsof...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget How Valve inspired Neill Blomkamp to start his own movie studio
Neill Blomkamp has a question: "If you could break apart films and treat them a little bit more like software, what would that look like?"Whether it's blindly following Amazon Instant r...
08:10 am -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Water bears are hard to kill, we got a peek at Disney's Star Wars theme parks and it's time for EVO....
04:51 am -04 - Sat, July 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook Live gets its first Emmy nod for an ACLU telethon
2017 is truly the year of online video services at the Emmys. Following announcements that Netflix, Hulu and Amazon all nabbed a hefty number of nominations, Facebook has revealed that some of its Liv...
11:12 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Google will nudge SMS two-factor users to try its way instead
Google rolled out a new look and feel for two-factor authentication earlier this year, and soon it will encourage people still using the text message-based system to try it out. Google Prompt pops up ...
09:16 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Samsung's latest app livestreams your mobile gameplay
Even with the advent of Twitch, broadcasting mobile gameplay footage has been finicky for awhile. Samsung wants to make it easier with its new Game Live app for recent Samsung Galaxy handsets, as spot...
07:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Seminal sci-fi magazine 'Galaxy' is now free online
The next time you watch a big blockbuster sci-fi film like Alien: Covenant, you can thank the original pulp magazines. The written form of the popular genre got its start in comic book-sized magazines...
06:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget YouTube experimenting with GIF-like video previews
According to a post on its help forum, YouTube began to experiment with video previews on the desktop a couple of weeks ago, albeit in limited fashion. But now the company seems to be ready for a wide...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky in the crosshairs
Kaspersky is in what you might call "a bit of a pickle."The Russian cybersecurity firm, famous for its antivirus products and research reports on active threat groups is facing mounting accu...
05:42 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Despite recent struggles, SoundCloud says it's 'here to stay'
After last week's reports that SoundCloud would layoff 40 percent of its staff and consolidate its offices, the company is spreading the word that it's here to stay. SoundCloud tweeted earli...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Tune into the EVO 2017 fighting game championships right here!
If you don't have any plans to go outside this weekend, here's something you can do. The EVO 2017 fighting game championships, which feature titles including Street Fighter V and Super Smash...
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Life with Bixby is equal parts futuristic and frustrating
In the future, the voice of Bixby -- Samsung's virtual assistant -- will ring forth from refrigerators and smart speakers and who knows what else. No wonder the company is taking its time with it...
04:48 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Australian bill would make tech companies decrypt user messages
Weeks ago, the Australian government introduced a new strategy at the Five Eyes security conference to combat terrorism: Force tech titans like Google and Facebook to decrypt communications from users...
04:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Juicero admits its hype machine is still too expensive
The next chapter of Juicero's troubled saga will include staff layoffs, according to a company letter obtained by Fortune. The company's CEO, Jeff Dunn, told employees that along with a focu...
04:10 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Here's our first look at Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' movie
Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One will be making a big splash at San Diego's Comic-Con next week, but ahead of that Entertainment Weekly has given us our first look at the fi...
03:51 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Researchers find coral reefs in a place they shouldnt exist
While the waters of the North Atlantic and South Pacific tend to have what hard corals need to survive, the North Pacific doesn't, and it has been thought that deep-sea coral reefs were a near im...
03:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Twitter will livestream the Electronic Music Awards September 21st
If festival season has left you tapped out financially and physically, Twitter has a way for you to watch this year's Electronic Music Awards. Come September 21st, the microblogging service will ...
03:13 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Verily's answer to Fresno's mosquito woes is 20 million more
Last year, executives of Alphabet's life science arm, Verily, discussed a project aimed at controlling invasive mosquito populations, the results of which are now going into effect. To combat the...
02:54 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Satellites may predict when a volcanic eruption will end
We've discussed how satellites are being used to research natural disasters, including monitoring the Earth's movement to predict landslides. Now, scientists have begun using satellite data ...
02:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget White House releases voter-fraud comments, personal info included (updated)
The White House is bad at technology. The President has a Twitter problem, he faces a suit over blocking users on the service and he doesn't seem to mind talking "Cyber Security" with P...
02:12 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget 'Contra' is still cool enough to get a vinyl soundtrack
Mondo's skill at curating some of the coolest pop-culture art is unparalleled. Whether it's posters, enamel pins, T-shirts or classic soundtracks on vinyl, even if you don't like one pi...
01:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Denver has the fastest WiFi of any airport in North America
Airports are some of the most miserable places on earth. On top of being charged way too much for food and booze, solid internet connections can be dodgy whether you're connecting to provided WiF...
01:25 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Authorities bust AlphaBay, the dark web's biggest marketplace
After the demise of Silk Road, the role of the dark web's most notorious black marketplace was assumed by AlphaBay. But The Wall Street Journal reports that the site has now been shuttered, thank...
01:03 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Drone Racing League sets Guinness record for fastest flight
The team behind the Drone Racing League (DRL), which is in the midst of its second aired racing season, have just set a Guinness World Record for the fastest battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopt...
12:40 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Insider trader caught because he googled how to commit fraud
Look, we don't want to tell you how to commit crimes, but we do know that Googling how to commit said crime isn't a smart starting point. It's a lesson the Department of Justice wants y...
12:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Sotheby's is auctioning off artifacts from the US space program
Nothing celebrates an anniversary like getting people to cough up extraordinary amounts of money, which is why Sotheby's has something special planned for the 48th anniversary of the first moon l...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Why TV is Facebooks next frontier
Facebook has long had a love affair with video. Recently, however, the social network has taken its video ambitions one step further: It's diving into original programming. This involves not just...
11:34 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget 'Narcos' season 3 arrives on Netflix September 1st
If you're a fan of Narcos on Netflix, then today's a good day for you. The streaming network just released the teaser trailer for the third season, which premieres on September 1st. (If you&...
11:12 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Facebooks camera can now make GIFs
Facebook has sneakily added a new feature to its app's camera. Some people are now seeing an option that allows users to make a short GIF directly through the camera, which can then be shared on ...
10:52 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Sweetgreen's iOS app logs calories directly to Apple Health
To this day, Apple Health still lacks a food database, leaving health-conscious iPhone owners with few options. Most people just end up relying on an Apple Health-integrated app, like MyFitnessPal, to...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Nintendos New 2DS XL is the closest youll ever get to a 3DS XL Lite
When most of us think about Nintendo hardware, we think about the gimmick. The motion controls of the Wii, the second screen of the Nintendo DS, the stereoscopic visuals of the 3DS and the duality of ...
10:08 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget 3D-printed silicone heart beats like the real thing
Advanced 3D printing and manufacturing techniques that can produce soft machines could save a lot of lives in the future. They could be used to make not just soft robots for search and rescue, but als...
09:46 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Microsoft borrows from Xbox and PCs to improve enterprise services
Microsoft is taking inspiration from its Xbox and desktop beta tests, and bringing faster updates to its (admittedly tamer) Windows Server arm. Starting later this year, the company plans to deliver t...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget How Bandai Namco is (and isn't) changing 'Duelyst'
There's something about Duelyst. Its magic might stem from the fact that it's gorgeous, with floaty, bright pixel art in a rich fantasy world -- or it might be the blend of card-based strate...
09:14 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Disneys Star Wars theme park is taking shape
Universal Studios Japan recently released the first trailer for its in-construction Super Nintendo World attraction, and now Disney has gone one better by building an actual physical model showing off...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget ZTE's Blade Spark raises the bar for $100 smartphones
If you're wondering what $100 will get you in a smartphone nowadays in the US, ZTE has a solid reply with the Blade Spark. Available for AT&amp;T Prepaid customers, it offers some nice things...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Oculus permanently discounts Rift and Touch bundle to $499
If you can't spare $399 for the Oculus Rift and Touch bundle while it's still on sale, don't worry. The Facebook-owned company is permanently dropping the all-in-one package's pric...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Gudak turns your $1,000 iPhone into a $20 disposable camera
With their simple controls and lack of preview, disposable cameras are fun to use and let you relive the party once the film is developed. Gudak wants to give you that feeling with its iPhone app -- i...
08:04 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Google wants more Google Earth content via your local stories
Google is planning to make Google Earth a lot more social. In the next few years, you will be able to share personal images and videos to the platform. As a result, Google envisions millions of public...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Samsung made a giant 34-foot LED TV for movie theaters
So you just spent $120,000 on a 120-inch 4K HDR screen and think you've got the biggest, baddest TV around? Nope! Samsung has unveiled the Cinema LED Screen that's an epic 10.3 meters (33.8 ...
06:30 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding
We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But learning to code is still a tricky and poorly def...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, July 14th 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome to Friday morning! Netflix has claimed a load of Emmy nominations, Radiohead hid an ancient computer program in its album reissue and high-fashion's answer to Amazon has...
05:00 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Water bears may be the last species alive when the sun dies
We often talk about whether human beings can survive a cataclysmic space event, such as a large asteroid hitting the Earth. But even if we're wiped out, other life will go on. Scientists have dis...
02:50 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget Ride-hailing services in NYC must now offer a tipping option
All ride-hailing services operating in NYC must make sure they offer in-app tipping, now that the city has made it a requirement. Authorities have passed a rule proposed by the Independent Driver'...
12:30 am -04 - Fri, July 14, 2017
Engadget US Customs can search phones but not data stored in the cloud
If you're entering or exiting the US anytime soon, take note: border officials can search your devices with or without probable cause, but they can't touch anything stored solely in the clou...
09:57 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Use Alexa to control Sony 4K TVs with your voice
Another day, another Alexa skill, right? Well the latest set is pretty useful if you feel like talking to your TV actually responding when you yell at it. With Sony's 2017 4K models with HDR and ...
08:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Energy-recycling stairs could replace stairlifts
For most people stairs are a minor inconvenience, but for those with mobility issues they're a nightmare. However, the tedious ascent is set to get a lot easier thanks to new "energy-recycli...
07:38 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp lets you share any file you want
In its latest update, Whatsapp has upgraded a few of its capabilities. For starters, while its initial roll out of document attachments last year was limited to PDFs, users can now share any file type...
06:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget iFixit rips out the Galaxy Note Fan Edition's new battery
Now that Samsung has officially relaunched its troubled Galaxy Note 7 as a "Fan Edition," the folks at iFixit couldn't help but dive back in. As you'd guess, Samsung has chosen to ...
06:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Racist Airbnb host ordered to take Asian American studies class
An Airbnb host who cancelled a reservation based on a guest's race has been ordered to pay $5,000 and take a college-level course in Asian American studies. Earlier this year, Dyne Suh booked a c...
05:50 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget A Google search is all you need to schedule a haircut
Reserve with Google is going wide. What started as a test run last December, opened to the rest of the country in March and now, in addition to workout classes, you can book a spa day and a haircut to...
05:23 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Airbnb gives business travelers the option to book with Concur
Business travel can seriously suck, with soulless, inexpensive hotel rooms the norm for many of us. Airbnb offers a unique alternative, with personal homes and rental units that business travelers can...
05:04 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget AMD's powerful 16-core Threadripper CPU will cost $999
AMD didn't have many details to share about its 16-core Ryzen Threadripper CPU when it was announced back in May, but now it's ready to spill the beans. The chip, officially known as the Thr...
04:50 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Mt. Gox chief claims innocence ahead of Bitcoin trial
At one point, the Mt. Gox exchange facilitated 80 percent of the world's Bitcoin transactions. That was, at least, until 2014 when someone absconded with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of ...
04:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget 'Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom' delayed until January 2018
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch brought the unique beauty of a Studio Ghibli movie to North American PS3s in 2012. The gorgeous RPG was slated to get a sequel, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, th...
04:26 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget FanDuel and DraftKings merger is just a fantasy after all
Facing a formidable legal challenge by the Federal Trade Commission, online fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel announced on Thursday that they have cancelled their planned business merger. Th...
04:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Climate change is making it harder for airplanes to take off
We already know that climate change might make air travel more turbulent. But now it looks like it will impact it in an even more drastic way: A new study in the journal Climatic Change examines how r...
03:47 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Net neutrality supporters sent over 5 million emails to the FCC
Yesterday, activists advocating for a free and open internet rallied individuals to submit over two million comments and millions of emails and phone calls to the FCC in support of Net Neutrality. Pop...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget BMW drivers can't escape work thanks to in-car Skype access
In the age of after-hours company emails, working lunches and constant connectivity, the one place you can escape is your car, right? Not so fast, easy rider. With help from Microsoft, BMW has install...
03:19 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Deadpool and Logan Comic-Con editions pair Blu-ray with vinyl
San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 20th through the 23rd and today, Fox Home Entertainment announced it will have some exclusive merch available in limited quantities. New editions of five of its film...
02:54 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Xbox Live update makes co-op live streams a reality
Xbox Live keeps adding and updating features in response to its multiplayer community. Last year, the service added support for "clubs" along with improved friend-finding options. According ...
02:35 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Google Play Music's New Release Radio is available for all users
Google has officially announced New Release Radio, a station on Google Play Music that provides users with a daily selection of new songs they may like based on their listening history. The feature ha...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Gran Turismo Sport will finally launch on October 17th
The long awaited Gran Turismo Sport finally has a launch date -- October 17th for North America and the 18th for Europe. Originally slated for launch in November of last year, the game's release ...
01:54 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget It's unlikely that the TRAPPIST-1 planets support life
Earlier this year, NASA made headlines when they reported the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light years away. Three of the TRAPPIST-1 planets are within the star's habitable zone...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget The world of high fashion finally has its answer to Amazon
To give you an idea of the kind of customer LVMH is after, all you need to look at is Louis Vuitton's new $2,900 Android Wear smartwatch. The French company, which owns brands like Dior, Fendi, G...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Nine Inch Nails' latest video taps into gaming legend
Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor's current interest in video games goes beyond remastering the Quake soundtrack for vinyl and using Kinect on tour. The video for NIN's new single &quo...
01:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget China might not block personal VPNs after all
With China making "unapproved" virtual private networks illegal at the start of the year, we previously reported that the nation planned to completely block public access to VPNs by February...
12:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Netflix leads the streaming pack with 18 Emmy nominations
Today, the nominees for the 69th annual Emmy Awards were announced. Netflix was the clear winner of streaming services, with eighteen total nominations....
12:32 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget It's the end of days for the New 3DS in Japan
Late last month, we reported that while the Nintendo 3DS wasn't dead, it didn't really make sense to buy one anymore. After all, the Switch serves the purpose of both console and handheld ga...
12:17 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Ubers answer to ride-sharing in Russia is a merger
Uber and Yandex, the 'Google of Russia', have agreed to combine their Russian ride-sharing businesses. The move further heralds the slowdown of Uber's global expansion, while it bolster...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Oculus has a $200 wireless VR headset in the works for 2018
We know that truly wireless VR is the future for Oculus. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out his vision for wireless virtual reality last year, and shortly afterwards we got a brief glimpse at the c...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget NASA doesn't have the money to land humans on Mars
NASA has been developing plans to get humans to Mars for some time; the public has become invested in the idea of colonizing our solar system. But now, Associate Administrator of Human Exploration and...
11:21 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget This gadget tells you if you smell so others don't have to
Ever had to rush somewhere and begun to worry that you stink like a teenage locker room? Well, thankfully, there's now an app that can measure exactly how badly you smell. Connecting to your smar...
11:05 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget EE is offering six-month Apple Music trials with free data
It's only been eight days since Three announced it was zero-rating data for popular streaming services like Netflix, but already the operator is finding itself in good company. Earlier this week,...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Afghan girls robotics team will compete in the US after all
An all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan that was denied a visa to participate in the First Global Challenge robotics competition will be allowed to enter the US after all. The White House confirmed...
10:26 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget EU tells companies to stop stalking their employees' Facebooks
Companies shouldn't be allowed to inspect the Facebook and Twitter accounts of prospective job candidates, unless there is an appropriate "legal ground" for doing so, a European group d...
10:19 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Luxury phone maker Vertu is calling it quits
Luxury phone maker Vertu is in the process of being wound up after an attempt to rescue the business from administration failed. The Financial Times reports that the firm, which apparently had debts o...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Audi knows millenials will have to deal with self-driving boredom
During Audi's elaborate introduction of its new (Level 3 autonomous) A8 in Barcelona, it also talked about the 25th Hour, a research project it says will "define the premium mobility of the ...
09:41 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Judge allows pacemaker data to be used in arson trial
Remember Ross Compton, that man from Ohio who was charged with aggravated arson and insurance fraud based on his pacemaker data? He and his lawyer tried to convince the court to disregard that evidenc...
09:19 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Researchers encode a movie onto living bacteria
Forget USB drives and the cloud -- what if you could carry every bit of data you've ever used on your skin? That's the long-term goal of researchers at Harvard Medical School, who have store...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget AT&T's 'next-gen' TV platform rollout will start on DirecTV Now
Later this year, AT&amp;T's launching an ambitious plan to revamp and unify its disparate video services. In a move that chief marketing officer David Christopher called "going from a ha...
08:31 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Radiohead album hides an app that only runs on an '80s computer
In the age of the hipster, dust-covered and irrelevant mediums like the vinyl and cassette tape have slowly been given a new lease of life. Now, thanks to Radiohead, it looks like popular British comp...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Google connects Home's voice commands to your uploaded music
A new tweak for Google Home makes it easier to access music you've uploaded, even if you're not a Google Play Music subscriber. While Google Play Music customers could already listen to uplo...
07:04 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Link your Blizzard and Bungie accounts in time for Destiny 2
PC players may be a bit sore about having to wait longer to play Destiny 2 compared to console gamers. However, there is some good news for mouse and keyboard fans: You can now link your Blizzard acco...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, July 13th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The internet took a stand on net neutrality and Microsoft's default font settings have the spotlight in Pakistan's political drama. It must be Wednesday....
05:04 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget NASA releases close-up photos of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Anybody who's taken a look at images of Jupiter has seen its Great Red Spot, the planet's massive storm that's been raging for the past 350 years. This is the first time we're seei...
03:46 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget EVE Online starts putting players to work finding exoplanets
EVE Online has finally launched the Project Discovery mini-game it announced earlier this year, and you know what that means? You can now defend all the hours you spend in the game by telling your mom...
02:23 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Pokmon Go celebrates first birthday with events across the globe
Still playing Pok&eacute;mon Go? Might as well have fun on its first anniversary. Now that we're only a few days away from the Pok&eacute;mon Go Fest taking place in Chicago, Niantic has ...
12:58 am -04 - Thu, July 13, 2017
Engadget Fox broadcasts Formula E's historic NYC races starting July 15th
Formula E is about to make history by bringing racing back to New York City, and you'll have plenty of chances to tune in... though it's not always live. Fox Sports (the league's offic...
11:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues
Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully co...
10:36 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Google won't have to pay $1.3 billion in back taxes to France
Back in February, France took Google to court demanding back taxes of $1.7 billion. But it wasn't clear whether the search titan, whose European headquarters is based in Ireland, would be subject...
09:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Samsung's $500 soundbar offers 32-bit audio, subwoofer-like bass
It's difficult for soundbars to stand out: they have to be very intelligent or sweet-sounding to rise above the rest. Samsung is clearly betting on that second strategy to stand out. It just star...
09:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Samsung's $699 soundbar offers 32-bit audio, subwoofer-like bass (updated)
It's difficult for soundbars to stand out: they have to be very intelligent or sweet-sounding to rise above the rest. Samsung is clearly betting on that second strategy to stand out. It just star...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget LG will reveal the V30 on August 31st
LG just dropped a big hint as to what's next for its smartphone roster. The company has sent out a "save the date" teaser that hints at a V30 launch in Berlin on August 31st, right bef...
07:52 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget HBO is giving you one day to stream 'Insecure' for free
For one day toward the end of July, everyone will get to experience the joy of HBO's Insecure absolutely free. Starting at 6AM ET on July 23rd, viewers can pop over to the network's website ...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Part shortages thwart the PC's sales recovery
So much for the PC industry bouncing back after years of decline. Analysts at Gartner and IDC estimate that computer shipments fell between 3.3 and 4.3 percent in the second quarter, resuming an other...
06:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Astronomers spot the smallest star so far
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found the smallest star ever discovered. It's just slightly bigger than Saturn and while its mass is similar to that of TRAPPIST-1 -- which NASA re...
05:54 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget The internet needs us to save net neutrality
Today, thousands of websites and organizations are showing their support for net neutrality in hopes of preserving the open internet. Consider Engadget among them. The Federal Communication Commission...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Any Alexa device can control your Fire TV
You'd think that Amazon would have made it possible to control a Fire TV from external Alexa devices as soon as it was an option, but no -- you've had to use the Fire TV itself if you wanted...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Amazon's next Echo will be more like Apple's HomePod
It's been over two years since Amazon debuted the Echo, which kickstarted the current wave of voice-controlled, virtual assistant-powered speakers. And while the company has added more devices to...
04:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Microsoft upgrades Paint 3D's drawing and magic select tools
Microsoft's Paint 3D was introduced as part of the Windows 10 Creators update last October. The company wants to make 3D modeling as easy and accessible as using a 2D drawing program. The free Wi...
04:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Google Drive is ready to back up all the files on your PC
Google Drive just became more useful as a means of protecting those files you can't afford to lose. A few weeks later than promised, Google has released its Backup &amp; Sync app for Macs an...
04:08 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Moon Express details plans to mine the moon with robots by 2020
Spaceflight company Moon Express has released its plans to mine the moon with robots and it aims to get started by 2020. The company was founded in 2010 with the aim of winning the Google Lunar Xprize...
03:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Amazon may give developers your private Alexa transcripts
With new rivals on the market, Amazon has to do something to help its Alexa devices compete. Until now, Amazon has not given third-party developers access to what you say to the voice assistant. Googl...
03:35 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Disturbing, fake YouTube shows fool kids for more clicks
We want our kids to use the internet, sure, but we want them to do it safely. No one wants young children to deal with inappropriate content, like fake Peppa Pig or Doc McStuffins videos. Unfortunatel...
03:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Samsungs latest acquisition could give Bixby its voice
Despite unveiling Bixby in March, Samsung's digital assistant remains an elusive beast. An ETA was predicted for June, but we're now in the throes of summer and Bixby is still in hiding. How...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Audis AI future tackles autonomous driving one solution at a time
If you want a self-driving car, you need artificial intelligence. At its first Audi Tech Summit, the automaker unveiled Audi AI, its long-term plans to stay ahead of -- or at least keep pace with -- i...
02:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Microsoft improves conversations and searches in its Outlook apps
Microsoft's mobile Outlook app can be helpful if you want an alternative to your phone's built-in email client, but it doesn't always nail the tasks you handle every day -- say, followi...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Amazons The Tick trailer keeps the comics oddball humor
It's been over two decades since the idiosyncratic comic The Tick was successfully adapted into three seasons of a Saturday morning cartoon, but its first live-action TV version a few years later...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Microsoft will offer its AI smarts to benefit the environment
Microsoft just announced a new initiative called AI for Earth. Headed by Microsoft Research's computational ecologist Lucas Joppa, the program will help researchers and organizations use AI to so...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Apple tosses in free Beats headphones for students buying Macs, iPads
Apple has offered student discounts on its hardware and services for awhile now, but now it's taking that further. In an effort to make its gear even more ubiquitous on campus, Apple will throw i...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Google's new AI acquisition aims to fix developing world problems
As part of its continued push into the AI sector, Google has just revealed that it has purchased a new deep learning startup. The Indian-based Halli Labs are the latest addition to Google's Next ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget The internet rallies around the fight for net neutrality
Today is the net neutrality Day of Action, and many thousands of organizations, companies and websites are standing up against the FCC's plan to gut net neutrality rules and let ISPs regulate the...
12:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Verizon partner exposes 14 million customer records
If you've had to call Verizon customer service recently, you might want to keep a close eye on your data. ZDNet has learned that an employee at a carrier partner, Nice Systems, exposed 14 million...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Take HomeKit devices for a spin at a handful of Apple Stores
As a mark of just how serious Apple is about its smart home initiatives, the company has built HomeKit into 46 of its brick and mortar stores. That means if you stop into the Union Square location in ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Google Play adds HDR playback for select movies and TV shows
Next time you fire up the Google Play Movies &amp; TV app, pay attention to every title -- it could sport a tag you've been waiting for. The service has finally introduced HDR or High Dynamic...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget You can broadcast live from within Facebook's social VR app
Earlier this year, Facebook launched Spaces, a social VR experience that lets you and your friends interact with each other in virtual reality. Now, the company is ready to introduce a new aspect of S...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Mystery game 'What Remains of Edith Finch' finally heads to Xbox One
Frustrated that the mysterious story of What Remains of Edith Finch has been available on PCs and the PS4 for months, but not your Xbox One? Don't be. Giant Sparrow and Annapurna Interactive have...
11:46 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Microsoft app helps blind people see the world with AI
Microsoft has launched an iPhone app designed to help blind and partially-sighted people better navigate the world. The app, Seeing AI, uses 'computer vision' to narrate the user's surr...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget High-tech solutions top the list in the fight against eye disease
"The eyes are the window to the soul," the adage goes, but these days our eyes could be better compared to our ethernet connection to the world. According to a 2006 study conducted by the Un...
11:14 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Vizio sues LeEco in the wake of their failed $2 billion deal
This time last year we heard the surprising Hollywood announcement that Chinese company LeEco would acquire Vizio in a deal worth $2 billion. Unfortunately, like so many of LeEco's recent plans, ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Walking Silent Streets makes for a sinister, but short adventure
My friends, who knew of my uncharacteristic love for Pok&eacute;mon Go, suggested that I try Silent Streets. It's a brand new mobile game that combines the same mechanics of augmented reality...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Walking Silent Streets makes for a sinister but short adventure
My friends, who knew of my uncharacteristic love for Pok&eacute;mon Go, suggested that I try Silent Streets. It's a brand-new mobile game that combines the same mechanics of augmented reality...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget 'Arms' update adds a fresh fighter, mode and a new stage
While we're big fans of Nintendo's springy-armed fighter at Engadget, the one criticism we had of the Switch exclusive brawler was that it was a bit lacking in content. Now, with today'...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget See how Teslas Model 3 has changed since its debut
EV fans and some 400,000 buyers are excited about Tesla Model 3 production and upcoming first deliveries, largely because it's one of the first affordable, long-range electric cars. There's ...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget US government removes Kaspersky from approved vendors list
Kaspersky Lab's ongoing fears that it would lose US government contracts due to its alleged links with the Russian government have been realised. The Trump administration has removed the Moscow-b...
09:37 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop One claims its first successful test run
The potential of Hyperloop is an easy sell, but until now we haven't seen Elon Musk's proposed mag-lev transit system in action. The company has announced that on May 12th it completed its f...
09:23 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Apple builds data center to obey Chinese cybersecurity rules
Apple is building its first data center in China in a bid to speed up services for local users and adhere to convoluted cybersecurity laws introduced by the country last month. According to Chinese of...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget MIT solves a major problem holding up glasses-free 3D TVs
A year ago, MIT scientists unveiled a new technology that delivered a 3D movie experience in theaters without the need for cumbersome glasses. Now they're working to bring that technology to your...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Alexa can book hotels through Kayak with your voice
Kayak introduced an Alexa skill a year ago, which lets you search for flights, hotels and rental cars with your voice. Useful, but not that useful -- you still need to hop on your computer or fire up ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Sports and tech pros own the first seven Overwatch League teams
"I think the next six months are going to determine what eSports will look like for the next few decades."That's Noah Whinston, the 22-year-old college dropout who in 2015 founded Immor...
07:50 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget oBike arrives in London with its dockless take on Boris bikes
Already this year we've seen two Chinese companies that run novel bike rental schemes expand into the UK, and now Singaporean firm oBike is throwing its chips into the pot, too. The startup has t...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Louis Vuitton's smartwatch is an extravagant take on Android Wear
The idea of the luxury smartwatch is not new -- TAG Heuer, Montblanc and Movado are just a few premium brands to have incorporated Android Wear into their lineup -- but it's still something of a ...
06:45 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Virgin Mobile makes Twitter free to access
If you have a 4G plan with Virgin Mobile, you can now access Twitter without diving in to your monthly data allowance. That means you can scroll through your feed, check your mentions and respond to p...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, July 12th 2017
Good morning! Today, the next generation of self-driving cars is coming, we try to explain the confusing world of Magic Leap's augmented reality and it's the true end of Windows Phone....
06:00 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget AirDog's ADII 'follow me' drone doubles down on action sports
In 2015, the big innovation in drones was "follow-me" mode. It wasn't new, but the technology was finally good enough for it to become a leading feature in quadcopters. A few did just t...
04:50 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Calibri font is at the center of a political scandal
Pakistan's government is in trouble. And its fate may hinge on a Microsoft font. Judicial investigators probing the financial assets of the country's Prime Minister and his family allege his...
03:48 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Apple adds PayPal as payment option for iTunes
You probably already have a credit card associated with your Apple ID to pay for any app, music, movie or book. But if you want to use your PayPal balance or just prefer paying for everything via PayP...
02:01 am -04 - Wed, July 12, 2017
Engadget Logitech to snap up console headset-maker Astro for $85 million
Logitech has been releasing accessories for both hardcore and laid back gamers these past few years, but now it's gotten serious about conquering the space. The company is in the process of snapp...
11:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's first Switch streaming app launches Thursday in Japan
Other than its still-in-development online gaming setup, the Nintendo Switch launched without the suite of video streaming apps we're used to seeing on new consoles. Now there's an announcem...
11:06 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Netflix turns Gerard Way's warped superhero comic into a TV show
Hot on the heels of releasing its Castlevania animated series last Friday, Netflix announced a new adaptation from a different nerd corner. The streaming content titan will make a 10-episode live acti...
09:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Google's latest venture fund will back AI startups
There's no question that Google believes artificial intelligence is the future, but it doesn't feel like it needs to all the hard work by itself. It's willing to give others a helping ...
08:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Immigration chat bot now helps you apply for a green card
Visabot, the Facebook Messenger-based AI that helps users navigate the complex visa application process while skipping unnecessary fees, is expanding its assistance portfolio. For a $150 fee, it will ...
08:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Researchers make a surprisingly smooth artificial video of Obama
Translating audio into realistic looking video of a person speaking is quite a challenge. Often, the resulting video just looks off -- a problem called the uncanny valley, which states that human repl...
07:32 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Toyota's $100 million fund will back AI, robotics startups
Today, Toyota announced the launch of Toyota AI Ventures, a new venture capital subsidiary focused on startup tech companies working on artificial intelligence. The fund has received an initial $100 m...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Apple quietly extends first-gen Watch warranty to three years
The first-generation Apple Watch suffered from a few problems, including "ballooning batteries" that ended up displacing a few users' screens. In response, Apple quietly extended servic...
06:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Facebook will test Messenger ads worldwide
You might be cringing at the thought of seeing ads in Facebook Messenger, but Facebook doesn't appear to have those reservations. The social network has revealed that it's expanding its bet...
06:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Google's 2017 Pixel XL may pack a squeezable body
For all the buzz surrounding Google's next Pixel phones, there hasn't been much talk of what they would actually look like beyond generic hints. However, you might be getting a much better g...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Rob Kardashians revenge porn is social medias latest headache
Members of the Kardashian-Jenner family, like Kanye West's wife Kim and supermodel Kendall, didn't become famous by being afraid of the spotlight. Heck, their reality TV show, Keeping up wit...
05:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Dating app Hinge is back on Android after nine-month break
Android fans haven't been able to use the Hinge dating app for around nine months, but that's all changing. The relationship-minded dating app is now available on Google's mobile OS. Hi...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Wiz Khalifa snags the YouTube crown from 'Gangnam Style'
For a while, it looked as if Psy's "Gangnam Style" would have an unassailable lead as the most-viewed YouTube video. After all, the catchy K-Pop tune was so popular that it broke YouTub...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget AT&T supports net neutrality but denounces 'outdated' rules
It's definitely odd to have a company like AT&amp;T, who came out against the previous administration's FCC rules for net neutrality, decide to join the day of action in support of net n...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day Deals: PM Edition
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...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Hulu is now the only place to watch Bobs Burgers
Hulu has been quietly racking up the wins lately with a string of new additions to its line-up. The on-demand streaming service &mdash; backed by Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBCUniversal and Time Wa...
04:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget 'Awaken' takes time-lapse filmmaking to new heights
If you're a fan of wordless cinematic meditations on modern society, like Samsara and Baraka, Tom Lowe's Awaken should be on your radar. Filmed over the course of five years in more than 30 ...
04:04 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Duolingos Game of Thrones language course is almost ready
If you've been clamoring to learn the languages of Game of Thrones, you might just get your wish. Duolingo's High Valyrian to English program is nearly out of its Phase 1 testing....
03:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Kevin Harts comedy streaming service launches August 3rd
Last year, Lionsgate announced it would be launching a comedy streaming service helmed by Kevin Hart and today it gets a launch date. Laugh Out Loud will be available August 3rd with a slew of comedy ...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Soylent sits alongside Slurpees at some 7-Elevens in LA
Good news if you're all about nutrition, but not a fan of actually eating while on the go: Soylent is now available at select 7-Eleven stores. The meal replacement substance was only sold on Amaz...
03:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft officially ends support for Windows Phone
It's official: for all intents and purposes, the Windows Phone era is over. Microsoft has ended support for Windows Phone 8.1 just over 3 years after its April 2014 debut. From now on, your WP8.1...
02:55 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Android stops glitchy apps by detecting your panicky presses
If you can't dismiss an app by pressing the "back" button, it may just be a glitch or crappy app, but it could also be something much worse. That's why Google has quietly slipped i...
02:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Microsoft wants to close the rural broadband gap by 2022
It's well known that the US has a pretty extreme broadband internet access gap. Around 34 million Americans don't have it, including 39 percent of rural citizens and today, Microsoft's ...
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Trump sued for blocking users on Twitter
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University warned President Trump to stop blocking Twitter users. The freedom of speech organization sent the president a letter last month arguing tha...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Online harassment keeps getting worse, study shows
Harassment is sadly an increasing inevitability on the internet with a new study showing that 41 percent of adults saying they've it experienced personally and 73 percent saying they've seen...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Spotify closes in on new Sony licensing deal
Spotify has been clamoring to strike deals with major and minor labels before it goes public, and now it's one step closer. Billboard reports that a deal has been struck between Sony and the musi...
01:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Renault aims to make toll booths a breeze for autonomous cars
With autonomous vehicles at the top of car manufacturer's to-do lists, many are focusing on the basic technology required to get self-driving cars on the road -- and we've seen a number of p...
01:16 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Tesla is building more service centers alongside Model 3 launch
Tesla just completed its first batch of Model 3s and 30 cars are scheduled to be in their owners' hands on the 28th. But with an estimated 400,000 orders waiting to be filled, Tesla's produc...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget $99 buys you a useful, but plain, Android Wear watch
When you think about all the Android Wear watches on the market, you probably recall LG, Huawei, Michael Kors or Tag Heuer. Google typically partners with heavyweights in tech and fashion. So it'...
12:44 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Lumosity doesnt actually improve your cognitive skills
Brain training apps such as Lumosity and Elevate are supposedly useful in order to keep your cognitive skills sharp, but there's been quite a bit of doubt cast on whether they are actually useful...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Audi takes its self-driving car where others dare not go
The self-driving future has a ratings scale. The classifications begin at zero, where you're constantly in charge of all the car's acceleration, steering and braking. Basically a car without...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Spider-Man: Homecoming works because of Iron Mans tech
You'd be forgiven for being burnt out on Spider-Man movies. The last two Amazing Spider-Man films were so forgettable, they practically evaporated from our collective pop culture consciousness. S...
11:45 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget 'Stranger Things' season 2 premieres October 27th
You won't have to wait until Halloween to find out what the second season of Stranger Things entails. Netflix has announced that the follow-up to the nostalgic thriller will arrive a few days ea...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Magic Leap is still figuring out what 'mixed reality' is
Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz recently said at an investor conference that the company's 'mixed reality' headset (?) "is not far away" from launch, whatever that really means. W...
11:10 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's Best Amazon Prime Day Deals: AM Edition
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...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a 1TB My Passport SSD courtesy of Western Digital!
A bit like bulky luggage, large file sizes can cramp your style when you're trying to shuffle them around the place. Luckily, external SSDs are here to help out. Western Digital's My Passpor...
10:42 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Fitbit faces ill-timed lawsuits over haptic feedback
Fitbit is facing hard times between slowing fitness tracker sales and a reportedly floundering smartwatch project. Unfortunately, there's more bad news to add to the pile. Immersion is suing Fi...
10:22 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Senators warn the FCC to be ready for net neutrality comments
Two pro-net neutrality Democrat Senators have told the FCC that it had damn well better be ready for public comments on tomorrow's net neutrality Day of Action. "It is critical to the rulema...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget HTC's Vive Prime Day deal makes the Oculus Rift even better value
As tech brands go to war on Amazon Prime Day, Oculus has emerged triumphant over HTC in terms of value. The Vive, usually on sale for $800 has been reduced by a meager $100 to $700. Meanwhile, the Rif...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Waymo teaches its autonomous cars to detect emergency vehicles
Before self-driving cars can truly take over our roads, they have to be able to give way to ambulances and other emergency vehicles. That's why Waymo has begun training its autonomous Chrysler mi...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk buys his old X.com domain from PayPal
The most famous single-letter domain owner is without a doubt Elon Musk, whose company X.com eventually became PayPal. Unfortunately, when Musk was pushed out, the domain (with its aught-tastic logo, ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget GoPro is testing its 360 VR camera with select broadcasters
It may not be out yet, but GoPro's Fusion 360 VR camera will soon be used to capture UFC fights, news footage, and awards ceremonies. To showcase the device's 5k resolution capabilities, GoP...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Lyft auto-expenses your work rides
Ride-hailing apps aren't just convenient for consumers -- companies have embraced the services, too. Lyft enabled business profiles back in April 2016 to help customers differentiate between work...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget LiquidSky 2.0 beta puts any video game on any Android device
The LiquidSky 2.0 beta is live today in the Google Play Store, promising to let you play any game on any Android device via the magic of cloud streaming. Want to cruise around Grand Theft Auto 5 on yo...
08:10 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Louis Vuitton made a $3,000 Android Wear smartwatch
The flirtations between technology and high fashion have never been very comfortable, the former's mass-market ethos clashing with the latter's exclusivity. That fact hasn't deterred Lo...
07:30 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Vodafone shows again that own-brand phones can be good value
Vodafone's own-brand devices have been hit and miss over the past few years. There was the Smart Ultra 6, which was one of the best affordable phones of its time, and the Smart Platinum 7, which ...
07:04 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Revisit the '90s with a collection of AOL CDs
The Internet Archive is a treasure trove for software geeks. In recent months, the site has hosted everything from GIFs from Geocities to Macintosh games from the 80s. Its latest blast from the past i...
06:10 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget The best Amazon UK Prime Day 2017 deals
It's July 11th. For many, it's just another Tuesday, but for Amazon, it's another opportunity for the company to sell you loads of stuff you probably don't need. That's right,...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday. July 11th 2017
Hey, good morning! AI is learning parkour, Amazon's huge sale is upon us and we see how technology is replacing painkillers....
05:29 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Blue Origin will take you on a (simulated) space ride at Oshkosh
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is displaying its historic New Shepard rocket and offering simulated space rides at the EAA AirVenture convention in Oshkosh. That's the same New Shepard that served ...
04:26 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Audi introduces its semi-autonomous A8
After a sneak peak of the vehicle parking itself and appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Audi A8 luxury sedan is finally being shown off in all its high-tech glory. With level 3 autonomy, active ...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget Tech Hunters: Bringing the Tamagotchi back to life
These days, Pok&eacute;mon has the cute creature-based game market all sewn up, but back in the 90s it was a completely different affair. Phones still had some way to go towards being anywhere nea...
02:51 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget All-you-can-play indie gaming is coming for $10 per month
While Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass likely appeals to players who want mainstream console titles, there hasn't been a great unlimited play platform for indie games -- until now. A new service, ...
01:07 am -04 - Tue, July 11, 2017
Engadget EFF rates how companies stand up to government data requests
If you're wondering which tech company will protect you in the face of a government request, you may want to check this out. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released this year's "...
11:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget LG Q6 matches big FullVision displays to midrange phones
We loved LG's G6 and its 18:9 aspect ratio FullVision screen, and now the company will offer that setup in several smaller, lower-priced phones. While the G6+ takes care of the high-end with more...
10:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Google highlights pirate sites in search results
Google may have redoubled its efforts to downplay pirate sites in its search results, but it's clear that there are some bugs to work out in its strategy. TorrentFreak discovered that the interne...
09:50 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's Best Amazon Prime Day Deals
The Wirecutter's Best Amazon Prime Day Deals 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 i...
08:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Game of Thrones'
It's been more than a year since the last time Game of Thrones aired a new episode, but finally, it's back. HBO's flagship series kicks off its seven-episode penultimate season Sunday n...
07:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget NASA seeks Jupiter's secrets with historic spacecraft flyover
Every planet in our solar system is famous for something. Saturn has its rings, Mars has its soil, Uranus that unfortunate name, and Jupiter has the Great Red Spot: a titanic storm that has been spinn...
06:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget An iOS app can help you create an ambient music masterpiece
Getting into electronic music is a breeze these days with all the great iOS apps out there. Ripplemaker, for example, is a fantastic modular synth app that even newbies can use, while veteran synthesi...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Researchers are closer to working capillaries in 3D-printed organs
Researchers have brought 3D-printed organ and tissue capabilities a long way, but the technology still faces a few challenges. A major one is how to incorporate blood vessels into bioprinted tissue. L...
05:43 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Ubuntu Linux is available in the Windows Store
Here's a statement that would have been unimaginable in previous years: Ubuntu has arrived in the Windows Store. As promised back in May, you can now download a flavor of the popular Linux distr...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Faraday abandons its proposed $1 billion Nevada factory
It's starting to seem like Faraday Future is capable of just about anything that isn't related to the business side of being an automaker. The company's plans for a $1-billion Las Vegas...
05:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Spotify denies allegations it uses 'fake' artists to cut royalty costs
Last August, Music Business Worldwide reported that Spotify placed its own music tracks into curated playlists as a way to avoid paying royalty fees on tracks the streaming company does not own. The s...
04:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Valve bans 40,000 cheating accounts after the Steam Summer Sale
More than 40,000 disingenuous gamers lost access to their games, items -- and in some cases, their entire accounts -- last weekend after the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system flagged them for violations. ...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Watch Lucid Air's EV reach 235MPH on the track
Electric cars are quick off the line by their very nature (they have gobs of torque available at all times), but what about top speed -- how are you supposed to know how quickly they can go when they&...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget In astronomy, women of color face the most discrimination
There's tons of evidence that women face a gender bias in the STEM fields. Last May, one report found that Facebook rejects female-authored code more often than code written by men. A female engi...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Starz pads its streaming library with more kids' and Spanish options
Starz is turning its attention to "underserved audiences" in the world of streaming video, adding a raft of children's shows and Spanish-language programs to its $9-a-month streaming li...
03:22 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget China orders telecoms to block personal VPNs by February
China declared that virtual private networks were illegal back at the start of the year, and now it's giving telecoms no choice but to fall in line. Bloomberg sources understand that the governme...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Experimental drug could restore memories after brain injury
An experimental drug could have major implications for patients suffering from memory disabilities caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). In tests, the drug known as ISRIB completely restored the abi...
02:44 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Twitter adds more mute options to help filter out abuse
Twitter has added a few new options to its filter settings. Now you'll be able to disable notifications from accounts that you don't follow that are new, or don't follow you or just acc...
02:25 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget People won't stop stealing this company's rentable umbrellas
Sharing E Umbrella, a Chinese startup that allows people to share umbrellas as they would bicycles has run into some early problems with its business model: specifically, people don't bother to r...
02:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Cheddar is the new home of crowd-controlled StockStream
Watching other people play video games is a big business. At any time, you can hop on Twitch and see gamers take on Demon's Souls, Pokemon, and even Sudoku. It's not all video games, either,...
01:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Googles PAIR project wants AI and humans to get along
A new Google initiative was announced today that aims to improve how humans and AI interact. Called PAIR, or People + AI Research initiative, its goal is to make sure AI technology is beneficial and e...
01:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Star Wars: Battlefront II open beta begins October 6th
Everything we saw of Star Wars: Battlefront II at E3 this year -- the engrossing single-player solo campaign, the accessible multiplayer with planned-free DLC -- told us the game's developers had...
01:06 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Xfinity TV customers can catch up on 'Game of Thrones' for free
If you're clamoring to catch up on Game of Thrones but don't have an HBO subscription, you'd better get ready for an epic binge watch. Starting today, TV customers can access all six se...
12:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Use your own voice for Waze navigation prompts on iOS
Last month, we reported that Waze was allowing Android users to record your own voice prompts, but we didn't know when the feature would be available on iOS. Yesterday, version 4.26 of the app qu...
12:28 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Geek Squad-like service installs your smart home gear
Geek Squad is supposed to be one of Best Buy's few clear advantages over internet retailers: you can ask for help from a real human being if you're not sure how to set up your devices. Even ...
12:10 pm -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget New episodes of 'BoJack Horseman' arrive on Netflix September 8th
Netflix is keeping Will Arnett pretty busy between Flaked and Arrested Development. Now comes news that he'll return to the service September 8th in Bojack Horseman's fourth season. The intr...
11:51 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Retro adventure game 'Thimbleweed Park' hits PS4 August 22nd
Fans of retro games will want to pay attention to Thimbleweed Park's latest announcement. The PlayStation Blog has announced that the popular game will arrive on the PS4 on August 22nd....
11:30 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget What we're listening to in July
It's been a couple of months since we launched a new series about the stuff we use every day. Since then, we've talked about games new and old, Netflix Originals, synthpop and even a WiFi ro...
11:11 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Leica's TL2 gains more megapixels and 4K video
When you consider the limited features you get for the astronomical prices, it's easy to roll your eyes at Leica. However, it's just released the TL2, the compact APS-C successor to the orig...
10:52 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Sony's white-hot PS4 Pro debuts with 'Destiny 2' in September
PlayStation is repeating history. Once again it's dropping a white Destiny bundle, except this time it's for this September's Destiny 2 and the hardware is a PlayStation 4 Pro. The limi...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Can tech replace painkillers?
Jennifer Kain Kilgore was 17 when she had her first car accident. A high school senior, she was driving with her mother and aunt for a college visit to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., when ...
10:16 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Google DeepMind AI learns to creatively move around obstacles
Reinforcement learning (RL) is the practice of teaching and guiding behavior by using a reward system. Desirable behavior produces rewards; undesirable behavior does not. It's a common tool used ...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Acura is livestreaming an augmented reality race on Facebook
Honda's luxury car brand Acura is set to livestream an augmented reality race featuring its 2018 TLX A-Spec sedan. The event will see four drivers hit a real track while wearing AR helmets that w...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget DARPA is helping five groups create neural interfaces for our brains
Elon Musk isn't the only one looking to rummage around inside your skull. DARPA announced on Monday that it has selected its five grant recipients for the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) ...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget DARPA is helping six groups create neural interfaces for our brains
Elon Musk isn't the only one looking to rummage around inside your skull. DARPA announced on Monday that it has selected its five grant recipients for the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) ...
09:44 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget San Francisco's MOMA texts modern art to suit your mood
Museum's like NYC's Met and the Smithsonian are becoming more egalitarian by releasing high-res images from their collections, letting you curate your own virtual tours. However, San Francis...
09:20 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon slashes the price of its smart speaker in half
Prime Day, the Amazon-invented holiday that celebrates the holy tradition of buying things from Amazon, is back again for a third year. As usual, the event will showcase a number of deals that will ru...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Microsoft 365 is yet another stab at attracting IT love
Microsoft has a new pitch for businesses: Microsoft 365. It's a single offering that combines Windows 10, Office 365 and the company's Enterprise Mobility + Security package into something I...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget HP Spectre X2 (2017) review: A more refined Surface clone
The HP Spectre X2 is, in many ways, the ideal way to counteract Microsoft's Surface lineup. It retains the slick, high-end style that we loved from the original model, while improving things a bi...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget The endangered Great Barrier Reef is not in danger, says UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization had voted not to add Australia's Great Barrier Reef to its list of sites in danger. The baffling decision was taken despite th...
07:34 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Sky is shaking up the way you pay for and watch sport
Televised sport is big business -- just ask Sky and BT Sport. Between them, the two companies have spent billions in order to secure access to the world's biggest sporting leagues and major event...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, July 10th 2017
Hey, good morning!Say hello to the new Tesla Model 3 -- just don't expect to buy one all that soon. We also have accidental voice commands stopping robberies and China's latest space-explora...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, July 10th 2017
Hey, good morning!Say hello to the new Tesla Model 3 -- just don't expect to buy one all that soon. We also have accidental voice commands stopping robberies and China's latest space-explora...
05:33 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget An excess of 'failed' stars is a bad sign for alien life
We know for a fact that life can exist on planets that orbit yellow dwarf stars like our sun and are optimistic about the chances for smaller red dwarf systems like Trappist-1. When it comes to their ...
03:45 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget How to get Engadget UK Flash Briefings on your Amazon Echo
Here at Engadget UK, we want to deliver the latest technology news to wherever you are, on whatever device you happen to be using. You can already find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and...
03:01 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Oculus Rift and Touch bundle temporarily on sale for $399
A few months ago, Oculus dropped the price of a Rift and Touch bundle to just $598, which is a good $200 drop from what it was before. If even that was too rich for your blood however, well, get ready...
01:33 am -04 - Mon, July 10, 2017
Engadget Hypersonic aircraft are more realistic thanks to a ceramic coating
There are a few reasons why you aren't flying across the country in hypersonic aircraft, but the simplest of them is heat: when you travel at speeds over Mach 5, the ultra-high temperatures (arou...
11:12 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Early universe 'fireworks' challenge notions of how stars form
At the rate things are going, astronomers may have to toss out the rule book for galaxy formation. Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an ancient galaxy (formed 2.7 billion ye...
09:34 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Scientists revive an extinct virus using off-the-shelf DNA
It's no longer far-fetched to synthesize a basic organism. However, a team of researchers has taken that work one step further. They recently reconstituted and reanimated an extinct virus, hors...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Duo sets record for driving an electric car coast-to-coast
It's relatively easy to drive from one end of the US to the other in an electric car now that there are enough charging stations. But driving quickly across the country is another matter -- and t...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Duo set record for driving an electric car coast-to-coast
It's relatively easy to drive from one end of the US to the other in an electric car now that there are enough charging stations. But driving quickly across the country is another matter -- and t...
06:33 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Smart home gadget ends a violent dispute by calling police (updated)
Inadvertent smart speaker commands aren't always bad. New Mexico police report that a smart home device (incorrectly labeled at first as a Google Home) intervened in a domestic violence incident ...
05:02 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget China starts 200-day simulation of living on another planet
The US definitely doesn't have a monopoly on long-term simulations of living on another planet. Four Beijing University students have begun a 200-day isolation experiment, Lunar Palace 365 (why n...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget The best kitchen scale
By Christine Cyr Clisset and Michael Sullivan This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Honda bets on luxury over range with the electric Clarity
In 1998 Honda introduced the first hybrid to North American roads. The Insight looked like a futuristic CRX and should have heralded the automaker as a leader in the green-car space along with Toyota ...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Trump talked to Putin about creating a 'Cyber Security unit'
Yes, you're reading that headline correctly. In the wake of a meeting at the G20 summit, President Trump has revealed that he talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin about creating an "im...
12:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Trump talked to Putin about creating a 'Cyber Security unit' (updated)
Yes, you're reading that headline correctly. In the wake of a meeting at the G20 summit, President Trump has revealed that he talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin about creating an "im...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget After Math: Bigger and better
It was a bumper week for big ideas. Jay-Z's latest album went platinum in under a week, despite it only existing in the ethers of the internet. RED (of high-end camera fame) revealed that it'...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's mini pinball: Simulating gameplay
Ben and Felix meet with Terry from Mathworks to find out how they can use Matlab and Simulink to create a simulation of the miniature pinball table and teensy microcontroller. Terry explains how Simul...
06:40 am -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Saturn's largest moon has enough energy to run a colony
Saturn's biggest moon, Titan, is one of the few viable places humans can explore first-hand beyond Mars. It's relatively safe from radiation, it's covered in liquid (though not water) ...
02:34 am -04 - Sun, July 9, 2017
Engadget Algorithm spots abnormal heart rhythms with doctor-like accuracy
While not all arrhythmias are fatal or even dangerous, it's still a cause for concern. Some, after all, could cause heart failure and cardiac arrest, and a lot of people with abnormal heart rhyth...
11:11 pm -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Ever-changing memory could lead to faster processors
Virtually every central processor in your devices uses a tiered set of memory caches to speed things up by fetching commonly used data. But it's not very efficient -- in trying to accommodate eve...
09:27 pm -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Tesla makes its first Model 3
After months of waiting and no shortage of hype, Tesla's first Model 3 is finally rolling off the production line. Elon Musk has revealed that the initial production unit is ready (not pictured a...
09:27 pm -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Tesla makes its first Model 3 (update: pictures!)
After months of waiting and no shortage of hype, Tesla's first Model 3 is finally rolling off the production line. Elon Musk has revealed that the initial production unit is ready (not pictured a...
08:03 pm -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Singer sues 'Fallout 4' publisher over use of a classic song
The Fallout game series is legendary for its use of music to set the post-apocalyptic mood, but it might have been a little too eager when creating the tone for Fallout 4. Singer Dion DiMucci has sued...
06:29 pm -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Your GaymerX Foundation donations are now tax deductible
Indie gaming company MidBoss formed the GaymerX Foundation in 2016 after years of running an annual convention for LGBTQIA game developers and fans. According to its website, it's "focused o...
05:02 pm -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget AI vision can determine why neighborhoods thrive
It's relatively easy to figure out whether or not a neighborhood is doing well at one moment in time. More often than not, you just have to look around. But how do you measure the progress (or de...
03:31 pm -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Intel made a VR tie-in for Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'
Movie and TV tie-in books and games are a thing of the past -- these days, it's all about virtual reality. Fox made one to go with The Martian and HBO created a VR Castle Black to promote Game of...
01:58 pm -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Web gets built-in copy protection hooks with a few key flaws
Like it or not, the web is getting some built-in padlocks. The World Wide Web Consortium has decided to publish Encrypted Media Extensions, a standard for hooking copy protection into web-based strea...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Rebooting a hero in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
'Spider-Man: Homecoming'Is One of the Best SuperheroMovies in YearsChristopher Orr,The AtlanticWell folks, the time has come. The team-up between Sony and Marvel for the third different take...
10:36 am -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Alexa notifies you when Amazon has shipped your package
You can add one more device to the pile of gadgets vying for your attention, now that Amazon has switched Alexa's notifications on. The e-commerce titan first revealed that visual notifications w...
09:00 am -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget The only way to stop another WannaCry is with regulations
It's been one week since the newest (and therefore scariest) cyberattack, which caused pandemonium across Ukraine and Russia before spreading to other countries. But that came only a few weeks af...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. Tesla's building a big battery Down Under and it's time to talk about what Jawbone's demise means for wearables....
04:35 am -04 - Sat, July 8, 2017
Engadget Latest Windows 10 preview takes the headache out of high DPI
Because of old legacy programs, using Windows with high-res displays has always been a little tricky, especially if you're switching between multiple screens. The latest preview build pushed to I...
11:50 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget PlayStation Vue drops its cheapest packages, now starts at $40
Until now, in some areas, PlayStation Vue offered "Slim" versions of its streaming TV packages that dropped local TV channels and cost $10 less than the standard options. Now, as it's r...
09:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Google Calendar catches up to other iOS apps with a... widget
Google Calendar's iOS app now has an easier way to keep tabs on a busy schedule. An updated version of the app includes a Today View widget that shows your upcoming events at a glance. If you h...
08:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Prince's music videos hit YouTube following 'Purple Rain' reissue
Though Prince took major efforts to keep his work offline, a lot of it has been slowly making its way back to the internet since his death. The newest online addition of his increasingly accessible bo...
07:14 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Tencent's hit game 'Honor of Kings' might come to US and Europe
Tencent has been taking on the Western video game market for some time now. The Chinese-based company has a stake in Activision, which in turn owns King, the maker of Candy Crush and an upcoming mobil...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget ESPN's X Games will stream live in VR on Samsung headsets
Next week at its July 13th to 16th Minneapolis competition, the X Games will livestream its first event in VR. Thanks to its partnership with Samsung, though, it seems you'll only be able to watc...
05:41 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Moto G5S Plus reportedly has a new design and upgraded cameras
Marketing material for Motorola's upcoming Moto G5S Plus found its way over to VentureBeat and it looks like the model's getting a couple of upgrades. For starters, unlike the G5 and G5 Plus...
05:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Google join net neutrality 'day of action'
July 12th has been declared a "day of action" on the topic of net neutrality. The non-profit group Battle for the Net's event has been backed by a range of tech companies and advocates,...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Hacking Team is back
When you call yourself "Hacking Team," you're borrowing a legacy of persecution and suffering at the hands of legal authorities. The same kind that drove Aaron Swartz to become the most...
04:38 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Baskin-Robbins and DoorDash will deliver ice cream to your stoop
If you're like me, once the mercury starts rising, your diet slowly becomes more and more ice-cream-and-popsicle based. But what if it's too hot and you don't want to drive or walk to t...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Hearthstones next expansion adds undead fun in icy Northrend
Digital card game Hearthstone started off a new year of themed expansions with April's Journey to Un'goro, adding 135 cards and introducing new concepts to refresh the game. Last night, stud...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Kanye's Tidal breakup is about ego, not money
The relationship between Tidal and Kanye West, one of the streaming service's original artist-owners, is seemingly coming to an end. According to various reports, which Engadget confirmed indepen...
03:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Robots will charge Volkswagen EVs so you don't have to
Like many other auto companies, Volkswagen has been working on autonomous vehicles, partnering with companies like NVIDIA and Mobvoi along the way. Today, the company announced an extended partnership...
03:11 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Spotify is testing a 'driving mode' for fewer distractions
Now that we've all got streaming, on-demand music in the car with our phones, it's hard not to want to fiddle with our playlists while driving. Obviously, messing with your device on the roa...
02:50 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Alphabet drops all but one patent claim in its case against Uber
Alphabet's autonomous-car business, Waymo, has streamlined its lawsuit against Uber, dropping three claims of patent infringement entirely and focusing on a single case of alleged patent theft....
02:50 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Alphabet drops all but one patent claim in its case against Uber (updated)
Alphabet's autonomous-car business, Waymo, has streamlined its lawsuit against Uber, dropping three claims of patent infringement entirely and focusing on a single case of alleged patent theft....
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Facebook wants its new campus to be a mini neighborhood
It's been four years since Facebook got the ok to build a new Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in Menlo Park, California, and two years since the company moved into the space. Now the company is...
02:23 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget BMW 5 Series sedans relieve parking woes with real-time updates
Transportation analytic company Inrix announced this week that its On-Street Parking service will be incorporated into the BMW 5 Series sedan. The service provides real-time information on the likelih...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Import your orcs from 'Shadow of Mordor' into the sequel
Your perfect orc enemy (and ally) from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor are coming along for the ride in this fall's sequel, Shadow of War. Mordor has just gotten an update that adds the "Neme...
01:38 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Play Horizon Zero Dawn all over again with New Game
The team behind the popular open world game Horizon Zero Dawn announced an expansion pack called The Frozen Wilds last month, but that's not all they have up their sleeve. Today, they released pa...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget US Army is building a versatile, flying squirrel-like drone
The military is constantly working on new drone technology. That includes new types of drones like autonomous boats and small swarming UAVs as well as ways to combat drones, like frying them with micr...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Jawbones demise heralds the end of the wearables industry
Sometimes deaths are sudden, but most company deaths are the opposite, with Jawbone's protracted terminus taking upwards of a year. The company was an early pioneer in the consumer wearables mark...
12:50 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget EE tempts students with a free 500MB 'data safety net'
Most students are currently enjoying their summer away from the rigours of university life, and EE has decided to give them one more thing to feel happy about. The provider has introduced a new perk f...
12:42 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Google DeepMind teams with Open AI to prevent a robot uprising
If you're worried that one day the robots will revolt and either exterminate or subjugate the entire human race, you're not alone. But instead of sitting back and waiting for the robot rebel...
12:18 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget The best multiroom wireless speaker system
By Chris Heinonen 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 pi...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Here's why CNN isn't 'doxing' anyone
With the addition of three sentences, CNN turned a relevant news story into an utter mess. This week the organization uncovered the identity of HanAssholeSolo, the Reddit user who created the GIF twee...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Kodi boxes 'threaten to undermine' the UK's anti-piracy efforts
Media centre software Kodi is once again taking flak for its role in facilitating digital piracy today. An announcement from the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has praised "innovati...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget FAA offers registration refunds for casual drone pilots
Remember when you had to register your drone, regardless of whether it was hulking thousand-dollar pro model, or some cheap toy off Amazon? Then, remember when the FAA then realised it violated its ow...
11:22 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Uber sought a Google partnership before they became bitter rivals
New court filings in the Waymo v. Uber lawsuit document the breakdown between the two companies' cooperation and potential partnership. The filings contain a series of emails between former Uber ...
11:04 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Motorola may introduce its X4 phone on July 25th
Today, Motorola sent out a press invitation to a launch event on July 25th in New York. The question is, what exactly are they launching?...
10:49 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Tesla is building worlds largest backup battery in Australia
After blackouts left 1.7 million residents without electricity, Elon Musk famously guaranteed that Tesla could supply 100 megawatts of battery storage in 100 days. The company has announced it will do...
10:29 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Soon youll be able to gift 'Forza' to Xbox friends
What could be better than firing up your Xbox One and discovering a new game? Unless you went on a bender and forgot, that scenario was never likely because you can't be gifted games on that cons...
10:08 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Touch-friendly controls are coming to Chrome OS
Google's lightweight Chrome OS was never intended for touch, but that didn't stop the likes of Samsung and Acer creating touch-enabled Chromebooks. It probably helped that the OS was set to ...
09:49 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget US military will finally start encrypting soldiers' emails
You'd think the military's email service mail.mil would be more secure than Gmail and other free alternatives, but that's apparently not the case. A Motherboard investigation in 2015 re...
09:29 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Google is funding AI writers for local UK news reporting
The UK Press Association (PA) will soon hand writing duties on thousands of local news stories to robots. Cue headlines about the death of news media (seriously, though, this might be a problem)....
09:00 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget A car-tracking dongle could make self-driving systems better
George Hotz is intrigued by artificial intelligence. The man who hacked the iPhone and PlayStation 3 as a kid, has moved on to self driving cars with his company Comma AI because of the autonomous veh...
08:32 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Google launches a company to make geothermal heating affordable
A secret project that started in the labs of X, Alphabet's moonshot factory previously known as "Google X," is now a standalone company called "Dandelion." According to its we...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget TV shopping giants QVC and HSN merge to take on Amazon
QVC is combining with its rival Home Shopping Network (HSN) in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The move is the latest indication that TV shopping channels are feeling the strain from online giants, such as...
06:58 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Russian hackers target the US nuclear industry
The New York Times and Bloomberg both claim that Russian hackers have been attempting to infiltrate America's nuclear power industry. The infiltrations themselves have been public knowledge since...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, July 7th 2017
Hey, good morning!It's 7/7 and we're finishing off this blissfully short week with all kinds of wearables: AR biking specs, an exoskeleton that looks like it was made for sci-fi and a fitnes...
04:39 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget YouTube creators pen open letter to support net neutrality
The FCC is moving forward with its plans to undo the Obama-era rules put in place to protect net neutrality, and the parties that will be negatively affected have been scrambling to be heard. Take for...
03:25 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Kanye West terminates his exclusive Tidal streaming deal
Tidal no longer has exclusive rights to stream Kanye West's music, according to Complex and Billboard. Engadget was also able to independently confirm that Jay-Z's streaming service and West...
01:58 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' official launch pushed back
Just a couple of days after guaranteeing that his popular online shooter would be officially released within six months of its Early Access preview, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds creator Brendan ...
12:28 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Jay-Z's 4:44 album is no longer a Tidal exclusive
Just a week after Jay-Z released 4:44 as an exclusive tied to Sprint and his music service Tidal, it's now available more widely. iTunes / Apple Music, Google Play Music and Amazon Music are all ...
12:28 am -04 - Fri, July 7, 2017
Engadget Jay-Z's '4:44' album is no longer a Tidal exclusive
Just a week after Jay-Z released 4:44 as an exclusive tied to Sprint and his music service Tidal, it's now available more widely. iTunes / Apple Music, Google Play Music and Amazon Music are all ...
10:36 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Judge sides with Twitter in lawsuit against the US government
The lawsuit Twitter filed against the US government over the right to fully disclose national security requests hasn't been resolved yet, but at least it isn't dead. US District Judge Yvonne...
10:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget VP Mike Pence visits NASA
In a speech during his visit, the vice president said: "And with the National Space Council, we will grab that destiny with both hands and go to work with each and every one of you."...
09:48 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Israel reportedly has US-made drones capable of launching grenades
Aerodynamics and physics dictate that you can't quite strap an assault rifle onto a DJI Phantom and expect it to fly and hit a target. Florida company Duke Robotics has apparently devised a way t...
09:07 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Samsung expects its record-breaking profits in 2017 will continue
After stumbling in 2016 Samsung appears to be back on track in 2017, as it just announced projected earnings for the second quarter that would show its highest operating profit ever. The company won&#...
08:24 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook, Twitter and Snap all want rights to World Cup highlights
Three of the biggest social networks are trying to make a major move ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is set to take place in Russia. According to Bloomberg, Facebook, Twitter and Snap Inc. (Sn...
07:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Researcher uses Game Boy Camera to capture 2-bit photos of space
The Game Boy Camera, released in 1998, wasn't even close to the weirdest peripheral for Nintendo's classic handheld console and even earned a Guinness World Record for the smallest digital c...
07:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Mars is even more toxic to life than we thought
We haven't found life on Mars yet, but the discovery of organic molecules in the soil and atmosphere have left many hoping that it's just a matter of time before we do. However, recent exper...
06:34 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget 'Halo 5' will run in 'true 4K' on Xbox One X
Halo 5 is getting the "true 4K" treatment with the Xbox One X. During Halo 5's pre-release hype cycle, Microsoft said that it was so focused on hitting 60 frames per-second with the gam...
06:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Google Maps crowdsources info for wheelchair-accessible places
It's important to know whether a restaurant or other building is accessible if you use a wheelchair. While Google already added this information to places in its Maps app a while ago, the company...
05:53 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Jawbone is reportedly dead (again)
A little more than a year after rumors suggested Jawbone would shut down, it appears the company actually is. The Information reports it has begun liquidation proceedings and notices have been sent to...
05:52 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $1,200 on a 55-inch LG OLED TV
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn...
05:37 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm wants to ban iPhone imports with new Apple lawsuit
Qualcomm's latest move in its rapidly escalating legal battle against Apple is bold. It filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC), saying that the import and sales of som...
05:37 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm wants to ban iPhone imports with new Apple complaint
Qualcomm's latest move in its rapidly escalating legal battle against Apple is bold. It filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC), saying that the import and sales of som...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Muse makes bizarre music video with AI and found footage
Artificial intelligence is all over the place these days, predicting our thoughts, protecting our crops, playing video games and even generating adorably weird pickup lines. British band Muse is getti...
05:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five series is headed to Netflix
Ava DuVernay, the director and co-writer of Selma and director of the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time, is teaming up with Netflix for a limited series about the Central Park Five case. DuVernay, who worked...
04:51 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Scientists want to use satellites to predict landslides
Small satellites have countless uses, including when it comes to monitoring the planet for natural disasters. Now, scientists think they've made a breakthrough on this front: They're using s...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Bixby, where are you?
There's plenty to love about the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung's latest mobile darlings. The near edge-to-edge displays and luscious design give them a fit and finish few other flagships ca...
04:22 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget The Third Thumb is for all the times two just arent enough
How many times have you wished for a third hand while trying to carry too many things? Well, you can't have that yet because it's not a thing (at least not an available thing), but maybe you...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile's unlimited data plan loses edge after $5 price hike
The cost of T-Mobile's One Plus unlimited data plan just went up $5. The add-on to the company's basic unlimited plan is now $10 per month bringing the total monthly cost for a single line t...
03:42 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget iFixit kit helps with that tricky Retina MacBook Pro battery swap
Gadget repairability is an ongoing issue, one that iFixit has taken on by providing spare parts and manuals for those who want to fix their gear. The company is now offering battery replacement kits f...
03:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Sony streams PS4 games on PlayStation Now for the first time
Sony's game-streaming service, PlayStation Now, is getting a huge boost today thanks to the addition of 20 PS4 titles. The company announced that, for the first time, subscribers can use its offe...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Smart TVs stream your Steam games with no extra hardware
You can now play PC games on your 4K Samsung Smart TV without having to buy a Steam Link device. Instead, just install the Steam Link app from the Samsung App Store and you're good to go....
02:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Baidu's latest autonomous car road test may have been illegal
China's largest search engine provider, Baidu, has gotten itself into some trouble. The company has been developing self-driving vehicles and during a conference this week, it aired a live video ...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget You can now tip your Uber driver in select cities
Uber has been trying to win back the hearts and minds of its drivers and riders lately. With board members resigning, the CEO stepping down, and apology emails to drivers in NYC, the beleaguered ride-...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Healbe's GoBe 2 calorie tracker teases the future of wearables
Shortly before Apple's most recent developer conference, rumors began to circulate about the next generation of its watch. Sources suggested that the device would demonstrate a form of noninvasiv...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Camera maker RED is building a phone with a 'holographic' screen
We've seen the venerable Kodak and Polaroid brands slapped onto smartphones before, but RED &mdash; makers of those pricey digital cinema cameras &mdash; is trying something a little diff...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2' beta begins July 18th on consoles, hits PC in August
If you want to get your hands on Destiny 2 before it comes out this September 6th, Activision and developer Bungie have you covered. Folks who pre-ordered the game for PlayStation 4 can start playing ...
01:28 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Overwatch debuts its fourth new hero: Doomfist
Blizzard's hero shooter Overwatch released three additional characters in the year since it launched in May 2016, teasing through in-game hints and in-universe lore blogs. But the next hero is on...
01:19 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget SoundCloud will lay off 40 percent of its staff to stay afloat
SoundCloud has been having a rough go of it lately and today it told staff that 173 jobs would be cut, which amounts to nearly 40 percent of its employees. In a blog post, SoundCloud's co-founder...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Google makes its office apps even more secure
It's been two months since Google Docs was hit by a major phishing scam targeting Gmail users. The company reacted by ramping up protections for those apps. And now, Google is adding security con...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Spotify's new series tackles topics like immigration and equality
Spotify's foray into original content began in 2016, with a documentary about the young days of legendary rock band Metallica, followed by a video series on Green Day earlier this year. Now the s...
12:19 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Microsoft to lay off 3,000 people as it tries to boost Azure
As expected, Microsoft has announced a radical reorganization of its sales business, with thousands of people expected to lose their jobs. The process will cut up to 3,000 jobs, mainly in the sales de...
12:10 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Add HBO to your Hulu plan before 'Game of Thrones' premieres
Hulu is trying to become your one-stop shop for streaming TV, and they've taken another step in that direction. Today, the streaming service announced they've added HBO and Cinemax to their ...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Google's free 3D drawing app is like MS Paint for VR
Google has released a new app that will make it much easier to create that VR experience you've whipped up in your head -- and it won't cost you a single cent. The big G's "Blocks,...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon helped develop a wine and it ain't cheap
"Alexa, get me some wine and make it the good stuff!" Amazon has revealed a new brand of wine called Next, in collaboration with the King Estate Winery, that's "the first wine ever...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Amazon expands its wine lineup with three semi-exclusive bottles (updated)
"Alexa, get me some wine and make it the good stuff!" Amazon has revealed a new brand of wine called Next, from the King Estate Winery, that's "the first wine ever developed from c...
11:25 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget 'Splatoon 2's multiplayer web portal is coming to the Nintendo app
Splatoon for the Wii U made a strong argument for competitive multiplayer gaming on Nintendo consoles, but in a lot of ways, it was half baked. It had great characters, fun maps, ranked modes and tour...
11:25 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget The 'Splatoon 2' multiplayer web portal heads to the Nintendo app
Splatoon for the Wii U made a strong argument for competitive multiplayer gaming on Nintendo consoles, but in a lot of ways, it was half baked. It had great characters, fun maps, ranked modes and tour...
11:19 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Theres a college scholarship for talented Overwatch players
If you've ever thought that your Overwatch plays were a fine art worthy of college recognition, then it looks like your dreams may have just been answered. After introducing a League Of Legends s...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Instagram adds photo and video replies to Stories
Instagram's ephemeral Stories has been around for less than a year, but it's already beaten Snapchat at its own game. Today, the photo-sharing network is taking yet another swing at its riva...
10:42 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Facebook is quietly testing its own group video chat app
Facebook has been working on cloning Snapchat's features for awhile now, but that's not the only service the social media giant is looking to duplicate. The Verge reports that Facebook recen...
10:21 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Recreate the thrills of '90s PC admin in this browser game
Video games can be hard work. With all the grinding, stat chasing and repetition that defines many modern games, sometimes toiling away in a virtual world can feel like a second job. Well, it seems li...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget AR glasses will quench your ride-stat thirst
The bike I was riding to test a new set of AR glasses was probably a bit too small for me. Also, it was a typical San Francisco summer day, so it was cold and windy, and, like an idiot, I left my jack...
09:44 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Pro Street Fighter player immortalized in manga biography
In Japan, Pro gamers can be a bit of a big deal. Yet, despite their celebrity status, there's only one gamer who's managed to get their own manga series. Daigo Umehara is the man with that h...
09:14 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget France plans to ban fossil-fuel-powered cars by 2040
France's ecology minister has laid out an ambitious plan that would see the nation effectively ban the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2040. Nicolas Hulot, as quoted by the Financial Time...
09:03 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Googles 'Voyager' bear cam showcase is the best reality TV
Google will expose a lot more folks to Alaska's famous Katmai National Park "bear cams" thanks to an arrangent with the nature organization Explore.org. Google Earth has created a Story...
08:40 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Brexit is even making 'League of Legends' champions pricier
As if the prices of tech hardware shooting up as a result of last summer's Brexit vote wasn't disappointing enough, now it's making the cost of entirely virtual items more taxing on the...
08:35 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Insurance group: Tesla's Model S is safe, but not super safe
Tesla has always made a big deal about how safe its electric cars are, and frequently boast about how they have the highest ratings at the NHTSA. But the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a vehi...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Fender Play doesn't judge -- it just teaches you guitar
If you ask Ethan Kaplan, chief product officer of digital at Fender, about the death of the electric guitar, he gets a bit incredulous. And it's easy to understand why. As he's quick to poin...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Russian exoskeleton suit turns soldiers into Stormtroopers
In a bid to make its armed forces look even more intimidating, Russia has taken inspiration from science-fiction to create some futuristic-looking new combat suits. Developed by the state-owned Centra...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, July 6th 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome back! After a quick holiday break, we have a social-media scandal involving a Kardashian (no, the other-other-other one) and big EV news from Volvo....
04:44 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Prototype '3D' chip from MIT could eliminate memory bottlenecks
Future CPUs will have to deal with growing amounts of data, but all too often they are slowed down by bandwidth issues between the processor and RAM. A prototype chip built by researchers at Stanford ...
03:16 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget Zeiss will help restore 'Nokia' phones to their former glory
Nokia's strong reputation in phone photography stemmed in no small part from its use of Carl Zeiss optics. Whether you had an N95 or a Lumia 1020, you knew the glass wouldn't let you down. B...
03:16 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget HMD hopes Zeiss can restore 'Nokia' phones to their former glory
Nokia's strong reputation in phone photography stemmed in no small part from its use of Carl Zeiss optics. Whether you had an N95 or a Lumia 1020, you knew the glass wouldn't let you down. B...
02:45 am -04 - Thu, July 6, 2017
Engadget John McAfee settles Intel lawsuit over the rights to his name
John McAfee made headlines last year for a bunch of reasons, including a short-lived attempt to run for President of the United States. He also sued Intel for the right to use his name, six years afte...
11:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Track Bluesmart's latest luggage anywhere in the world
Connected luggage sets are easy to find these days, but Bluesmart stands out: as one of the first out of the gate, it has experience its rivals lack. You'll be glad to hear, then, that the compa...
10:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Nike will also sell sneakers on Instagram
Turns out Nike will soon start selling sneakers and other sporting goods not only on Amazon, but also on Instagram. Nike CEO Mark Parker has revealed during the brand's Q4 earnings call that the ...
09:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Kinect is pretty great at scanning dino bones
When your fancy high-tech tools aren't suited for the job, it's time to call the tinkers. The Field Museum of Natural History had a certain famous Tyrannosaurus rex skull they wanted examine...
08:36 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Disney's first 4K Blu-ray will be 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'
At last, Disney is getting into Ultra HD movie releases. Fans of the studio's flicks have been stuck in 1080p for the last couple of years even as other studios have released 4K movies via stream...
07:06 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Google's next DeepMind AI research lab opens in Canada
Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence team has been based in the UK ever since it was acquired in 2014. However, it's finally ready to branch out -- just not to the US. DeepMind has an...
06:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Twitter left high-profile revenge porn live for 30 minutes
A verified Twitter user with 7.33 million followers shared nude photos of his ex-girlfriend, seemingly without her permission and as a form of public shaming -- and the images remained live on the sit...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Virgin Galactic to conduct first powered spaceship tests in 3 years
Virgin Galactic is determined to put its private space travel plans back on track following its tragic 2014 crash. Richard Branson tells Bloomberg that the company is about to resume powered test fli...
05:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Obama Foundation taps social media to fight online echo chambers
Participating in social media these days, especially around contentious political issues, can be an exercise in frustration. Facebook fights its own echo chamber with features like Topics to Follow as...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Lyft reaches one million rides per day but is still well behind Uber
Today, Lyft announced that it's now providing over one million rides per day. The company announced the milestone in a blog post, which highlighted some of its other achievements as well. Lyft no...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Privacy watchdog sues Trump's election committee over voter data
When the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent a letter to all 50 states seeking personal, identifying information on all voters in the US, at least 44 states refused in some par...
04:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget US exempts Emirates and Turkish Airlines from laptop ban
As of today, Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines no longer have to abide by the "laptop ban" that prevented passengers from carrying on devices larger than smartphones on flights from Midd...
04:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Facebook's original TV lineup includes LaVar Ball and Mike Rowe
Facebook has greenlit two more shows for its expanding original programming lineup. They join a reality competition series as well as a cancelled MTV comedy series that the company picked up last mont...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget CNN will expose Reddit user if he ever trolls again
Over the weekend, Trump tweeted out a gif (that his staff found on Reddit) depicting an archive clip of him wrestling with WWE CEO Vince McMahon, whose face was overlaid with the CNN logo. The stunt q...
03:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Snapchat warps reality with backdrops and mask-free voice filters
Snapchat users today have three more tools designed to make their lives look (and sound) magical -- backdrops, a discrete voice-filter option, and paperclip, a way to add links to images and videos....
02:57 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Tesla's diversity panel uncovers more tales of Silicon Valley sexism
When former Tesla employee AJ Vandermeyden sued the company for ignoring complaints of discrimination and "pervasive harassment," the self-driving vehicle maker downplayed her claims. Tesla ...
02:57 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Tesla's diversity panel uncovers more tales of Silicon Valley sexism (updated)
When former Tesla employee AJ Vandermeyden sued the company for ignoring complaints of discrimination and "pervasive harassment," the self-driving vehicle maker downplayed her claims. Tesla ...
02:36 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget 'Rocket League' packs tons of freebies in its 'Anniversary' update
No, cross-console multiplayer isn't in today's Anniversary update for Rocket League. But thankfully there's enough (free!) stuff on offer here to take some of the sting off of Sony'...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Christopher Nolans Dunkirk will be biggest 70mm release in years
Christopher Nolan's WWII flick Dunkirk is getting the 70mm treatment and reportedly, it will have the widest release of any recent film using the format. According to Deadline, 125 theaters will ...
01:56 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA will power self-driving cars in China
NVIDIA has already forged self-driving alliances with big car manufacturers like Audi, Toyota and Volvo, but its latest is a particularly big deal -- at least if you live in China. The chip designer ...
01:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Play the lost 'Rayman' prototype if you have a SNES emulator
While the dream of playing a lost version of Rayman for Super NES on Nintendo's Switch console hasn't come true (yet), we have a bit of an update about the game itself. Archivist and game de...
01:13 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Chinese tech giant Alibaba has a smart speaker, too
Just days after news emerged that Samsung is working on its own AI-equipped speaker, Chinese giant Alibaba is also entering the fray. The Tmall Genie, which does a similar job to Amazon's Alexa, ...
12:52 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Jay-Zs Tidal-exclusive 4:44 went platinum in less than a week
Jay-Z's latest album 4:44 had a very exclusive release. It was available only on Tidal and new customers signing up to the streaming service days before the album dropped were also required to be...
12:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Curve's smart card switches between credit and debit after purchases
Have you ever bought something only to regret it later as you run into a spending limit on the card you used? If you live in in the right country, you might have a way to overcome this particular stra...
12:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Europe wants iFixit-style product repairability ratings
The European Parliament has approved recommendations for companies to make devices easier to repair and even add labels showing an iFixit-like "score." They also want batteries, LEDs and oth...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Einride's self-driving truck looks like a giant freezer on wheels
Einride has just revealed the prototype of the T-pod, its autonomous electric truck. The Swedish company's self-driving vehicle can transport 15 standard pallets and can travel 124 miles on one c...
11:19 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Daimler is investing $735 million in China's EV infrastructure
German car manufacturer Daimler has announced a partnership with China's BAIC Motor Corporation, pledging to provide $735 million investment into electric vehicle infrastructure in the region. D...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Digitize yourself with the Copypod 3D
Copying yourself digitally is not easy. Ideally, you want multiple photos taken from every angle at the same moment with all-around, soft illumination. A company called People's Industrial Design...
10:44 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Researchers use quantum physics for counterfeit detection
Scientists from Lancaster University have developed a foolproof anti-counterfeiting measure using a combination of quantum physics and smartphone technology. Previously, the team created unique atomic...
10:26 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget You don't need a headset to see these 'holograms'
Genuine, Princess Leia-type color holograms are still pretty rare. Most of what we think of as holograms are actually Pepper's Ghost, Tupac-style illusions that trick your brain by using 2D image...
10:26 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget You don't need a headset to see these 'no-lograms'
Genuine, Princess Leia-type color holograms are still pretty rare. Most of what we think of as holograms are actually Pepper's Ghost, Tupac-style illusions that trick your brain by using 2D image...
10:04 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Volvo's parent company acquires flying car startup
Geely -- the Chinese company who owns Volvo -- has just acquired the startup behind the world's most promising flying car. Known for the impressive vertical takeoff and landing vehicle called the...
09:43 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed' is becoming an anime series
Less than a year since the release of the Assassin's Creed film adaptation, Ubisoft is set to revisit the world of its hit game franchise in the form of an anime series. Producer Adi Shankar clai...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Tesco adds Uber rewards as the Clubcard goes contactless
As reward programmes go, none come much bigger than the Tesco Clubcard. Now in its 23rd year, the UK supermarket giant's points scheme has more than 16.5 million customers, who typically carry th...
09:22 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Atomic 'photos' help make gene editing safer
Believe it or not, scientists haven't had a close-up look at CRISPR gene editing. They've understood its general processes, but not the minutiae of what's going on -- and that raises th...
09:02 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Milky Way's fastest stars could be runaways from another galaxy
The fastest-moving stars in our galaxy, known as hypervelocity stars, may have a more interesting backstory than scientists first thought, according to new research from Cambridge University.Astronome...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget NASA will crash a satellite into an asteroid
NASA is one step closer to testing its proposed line of defence against the threat of a potential asteroid impact on Earth. The "kinetic impactor technique" essentially involves smashing a s...
08:08 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget BBC's latest app is a home for its VR experiments
The BBC is forever playing around with new forms of storytelling, but its many experimental projects can be hard to keep track of. A 360-degree video might be published on YouTube and Facebook, for ex...
07:29 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo lets you sign up for Prime just by asking
As Amazon gears up for next week's annual Prime Day sale, the online shopping behemoth has also opted to lower the barrier of entry for Prime subscriptions. With Prime members previously having t...
07:29 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo lets you sign up for Prime just by asking (updated)
As Amazon gears up for next week's annual Prime Day sale, the online shopping behemoth has also opted to lower the barrier of entry for Prime subscriptions. With Prime members previously having t...
06:20 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget All Volvo cars will be electric or hybrid within two years
Volvo is best known for building cars that are safe and beloved by flower children, but it now has a new distinction. Every car it unveils by 2019 will have an electric motor, either as an all-electri...
05:15 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Threes Go Binge plans offer free data for Netflix streaming
To better compete with EE, Vodafone and O2, Three is introducing a zero-rating scheme in the UK. The network operator has teamed up with Netflix, TVPlayer, Deezer and SoundCloud to offer inclusive str...
04:53 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget The future of tickets might be ultrasonic audio from your phone
Dealing with paper tickets may become a thing of the past if Ticketmaster's new "Presence" digital system takes off. The ticket agency worked with data-via-audio company Lisnr to implem...
03:19 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Actors on streaming shows reach a deal for better pay
It's not just writers who are getting a better deal from streaming video providers. SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a "tentative" 3-ye...
01:55 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget A bus powered by formic acid could hit the road this year
Creating sustainable vehicle fuel is rife with challenges, not least in finding the balance between developing a viable solution and putting forward ideas that have mainstream appeal: poo-powered cars...
12:26 am -04 - Wed, July 5, 2017
Engadget Extremely detailed images of living cells can now be taken over time
Advanced microscope technology now lets us view objects at the nanoscale, meaning, when it comes to biology, we can see details of living cells that were never possible before. But doing that comes wi...
11:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget GTA modding tool quietly reappears after legal threats
The popular Grand Theft Auto V modding tool OpenIV now looks to be back in action, just weeks after its creators found themselves in a whole heap of legal trouble. Last month GTA publisher Take Two In...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget A robot that milks scorpions could aid cancer research
A scorpion-milking robot designed to extract and store venom could put an end to the tricky manual method traditionally used by scientists. Researchers at the Ben M'sik Hassan II University in Mo...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Valve is taking control of the competitive Dota 2 scene
Next month, Valve will host The International 7 at Seattle's KeyArena. The annual Dota 2 tournament is all but set to break the record for prize pools in eSports for the fourth year running, with...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget BMW video teases the i8 electric roadster
Last week brought news that BMW has spent $5.8 billion developing electric vehicles and is streamlining its products to pay for it (getting by with fewer than the current 100 different steering wheels...
05:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Samsung needs data before Bixby is ready for English speakers
Wondering why Samsung still hasn't enabled Bixby voice features in English despite promising a launch in the spring? Apparently, it's down to a lack of info. A spokesperson tells the Korea...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Alexa is learning more new skills every day
Just two months after Amazon announced it was "doubling down" on its Echo ecosystem, the company has confirmed that its Alexa voice platform has passed 15,000 skills. Impressive, especially ...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget How 'League of Legends' can shape the future of eSports
League of Legends is a driving force of the eSports industry. With more than 100 million players around the world and tournaments that regularly sell out stadiums including the Staples Center and Madi...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Facebook is fighting the US on user data requests
Facebook is challenging the government over data searches that are possibly related to protests that happened during Donald Trump's inauguration. According to information dug up by Buzzfeed, Face...
01:05 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Nokia's new smartphones start at 120 in the UK
Now Nokia's name is back in the public consciousness thanks to the all the hype surrounding the 3310 reissue, manufacturer HMD Global is onto more serious matters: Bringing Nokia back as a smartp...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget When tech nostalgia goes too far
Nintendo had a bonafide smash on its hands with the NES Classic. And it looks like the SNES mini console will fly off of store shelves just as quickly. But it's not the only company looking to ca...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Surprise: Samsung is building a Bixby-powered AI speaker
Samsung is developing its own voice-activated smart speaker incorporating its Bixby virtual assistant, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.Codenamed 'Vega', the AI-powered spe...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Volkswagens e-Golf sits in the past while looking to the future
Volkswagen is betting on an electric future. After years of Dieselgate and the public relations and financial fallout of that gaff, the automaker wants to move on. So it's been talking at length ...
09:01 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's "Zo" chatbot picked up some offensive habits
It seems that creating well-behaved chatbots isn't easy. Over a year after Microsoft's "Tay" bot went full-on racist on Twitter, its successor "Zo" is suffering a similar...
08:45 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget BBC to spend millions luring kids back from Netflix and YouTube
For decades, the BBC has provided a huge amount of resources for children, whether it be TV programming, online games or GCSE revision guides. But gradually over time, companies like Netflix, Amazon a...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget LeEco's assets frozen by Chinese court as debts mount
Chinese firm LeEco's financial situation is deteriorating rapidly. A Shanghai court has frozen $180 million in assets owned by co-founder Jia Yueting, his wife Gan Wei and three subsidiaries, acc...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: July 4th, 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Happy Independence Day! After everyone else sets off fireworks today, Elon Musk and the crew at SpaceX will turn attention to their next rocket launch on the 5th o...
04:10 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Upcoming Moto Mod could add a 360-degree camera to your phone
Motorola's Moto Z Mods have quite a bit of promise to turn your phone into pretty much anything, including a gamepad, a walkie-talkie, and even a mobile Alexa station. The company has been pushin...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Tech Hunters: How the Walkman changed the way we listen to music
Today, billions of people have access to portable music, mostly thanks to smartphones. The world's music catalog is at our fingertips thanks to Spotify, Apple and Amazon's online store, but ...
02:43 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget China's 'elevated' bus was a scam after all
Remember that Chinese public transit experiment running an elevated bus over 300 meters of track along a major roadway? Unfortunately, the test site started gathering dust as "financial problems&...
12:37 am -04 - Tue, July 4, 2017
Engadget Tencent tackles mobile game addiction with time limits for kids
In the face of public pressure, Chinese internet giant Tencent is limiting play time for younger users of its hit mobile game Honor of Kings (dubbed Strike of Kings in the west). Starting Tuesday, any...
11:18 pm -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget SpaceX's capsule 're-flight' is a space travel milestone
SpaceX just took one step closer to making reusable private spacecraft seem entirely ordinary. The company has confirmed that its previously used Dragon capsule splashed down on the morning of July 3...
10:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Castlevania,' 'Snowfall,' 'Candy Crush'
It's a holiday week, but if you're up from people setting off fireworks early, you can check out six new comedy specials on Netflix Tuesday morning as part of The Standups, with Deon Cole, B...
08:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget Windows 10's 'Timeline' feature won't arrive this fall
Microsoft's anticipated Timeline Windows feature won't be included in the Fall Creators Update. Timeline, revealed at Microsoft's Build developer conference in May, was expected to be a...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget Unlock your PC with your Samsung phone's fingerprint reader
Have a recent Samsung phone and a Windows 10 PC? Life's about to get a bit easier. Samsung has updated its Flow app to let you use the fingerprint reader on Galaxy devices running Android Marsh...
04:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget The next iPhone reportedly scans your face instead of your finger
Rumormongers have long claimed that Apple might include face recogition in the next iPhone, but it's apparently much more than a nice-to-have feature... to the point where it might overshadow the...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget 'Baby Driver' is an ode to iPod nostalgia
It took a while to get going, but it's safe to say we're living in a golden age of digital music. Terrible compression is a thing of the past, and the rise of streaming services like Spotify...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget GSK will use supercomputers to develop new drugs
Developing a new drug is a long, complicated and expensive process that takes years before you get to the human trial. There's a hope that computers will be able to simulate the majority of the p...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget What we're using in July
There's a difference between what we test and write about for the site, and what Engadget editors actually decide to lay down their own cash for. Outside work hours, and when the review samples g...
10:44 am -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget DeepMinds data deal with the NHS broke privacy law
An NHS Trust broke the law by sharing sensitive patient records with Google's DeepMind division, the UK's data watchdog has ruled. The long-awaited decision falls in line with the conclusion...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget The (re)making of 'Crash Bandicoot'
Facedown in the sand, a figure wakes up on a desert island.The tide has been dragging him up the shore.He looks over his shoulder, before disappearing into the jungle....
09:03 am -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget Gaming smartphones are still a thing in China
If you've been searching for a crossover between a smartphone and a PS Vita, look no further. In China, a company by the name of iReadyGo had been making Android-powered gaming handhelds for year...
08:01 am -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's cloud focus could mean yet more layoffs
Microsoft is going through another reorganization that could result in "thousands" of layoffs, particularly to its sales force, according to TechCrunch, Bloomberg and others. The company is ...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, July 3rd 2017
Hey, good morning!Yes, it's Monday, but you might've missed some interesting things over the weekend: kangaroos that confuse self-driving cars, some 'Zelda' DLC that's a perfe...
04:30 am -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's canceled Surface Mini shows up in photos
In the heady days of 2014, Microsoft had a dream of launching a smaller version of its nascent Surface tablets. The Surface Mini was a passion project of division chief Panos Panay, but it was axed by...
02:38 am -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget Tesla will deliver the first 30 Model 3s on July 28th
Tesla will start delivering its much-anticipated Model 3 EV this month, as promised. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will have a "handover party for [the] first 30 customer Model 3s on the...
02:36 am -04 - Mon, July 3, 2017
Engadget China's heavy-duty rocket fails in mid-flight
China's space program has largely run smoothly (with notable exceptions), but it just ran into a serious obstacle. State media reports that a new heavy-duty rocket, the Long March 5 Y2, failed s...
11:33 pm -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky offers code to prove it's not a Russian stooge
Kaspersky Lab is understandably worried that it might lose US government contracts over fears that it's in bed with the Russian government, and it's making a dramatic offer in a bid to keep ...
10:02 pm -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 will remind you to install the latest major update
Are you still running the original version of Windows 10? Microsoft is about to offer a not-so-subtle hint that it's time to move on. The software giant has revealed that it will start sending ...
08:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget US lifts laptop ban at Abu Dhabi airport
The US is scaling back its ban on laptops for Middle Eastern flights headed to the US... though it's not because officials believe everything is safe. The Department of Homeland Security has exem...
07:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold and even pain in VR and AR
While some companies are trying to make AR and VR more immersive via haptic feedback, one startup decided to focus on the thermal aspects of the experience. TEGway, a spin-off of the Korea Advanced In...
05:26 pm -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget Kanye West reportedly quits Tidal over money dispute
Kanye West has been one of Tidal's biggest champions: he joined the company the moment Jay-Z relaunched its service, and The Life of Pablo was one of the streaming music service's largest (i...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget The best air conditioner
By Liam McCabeThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it...
02:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget bHaptics' TactSuit is VR haptic feedback done right
Every now and then, we come across a new attempt to bring haptic feedback to VR, but we've yet to see one that's fully convincing; those that are still around tend to be both pricey and far ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget Watch favorite games finished quickly in the name of charity
It's a long July holiday weekend, and that means something big for gamers: it's the start of Summer Games Done Quick, the second of two annual livestreams for charity. As of 1PM Eastern on J...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget After Math: It's how much?
It's been a huge week for big ticket purchases. LG announced that its 77-inch, ribbon-thin W-series TVs will retail for an eye-gouging $20,000, Germany wants as much as $57 million from Facebook ...
11:06 am -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget Samsung's resurrected Galaxy Note 7 launches on July 7th
If you've missed the Galaxy Note 7 ever since it was discontinued over chronic battery fires, you now have a second chance at ownership... if you're willing to book a flight to Seoul. Samsu...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's mini pinball game: States and sound effects
In this episode, Ben and team use Arduino and the Teensy 3.6 to create the game logic and sound for their miniature Pinball machine. Using the C++ Programming language, Ben takes Felix's C code a...
06:17 am -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget Oscar Mayer's 'Wienerdrone' is the most 4th of July thing ever
Move over, burrito drones. Oscar Mayer has something that's much more appropriate for the summer months, especially the 4th of July. Yep, the company has a hot dog-carrying drone, or as it's...
03:13 am -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget Watch the Faraday Future FF91 set a Pikes Peak record
Despite a technical problem, the FF91 made it to the top. As Faraday Future continues to develop its FF91 luxury EV, the company has been putting the car through rigorous dynamic testing. The biggest ...
01:16 am -04 - Sun, July 2, 2017
Engadget YouTube on Android TV plays catch-up with new design, auto-play controls
Android TV didn't get much attention back at Google I/O, but the platform hasn't been forgotten. An update to the YouTube app on Android TV is rolling out now, bringing the interface on par ...
11:35 pm -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget Scientists create ride-hailing tech that hides your travel data
When you use a ride-hailing app, you tell the company where you are and where you're going. That's all well and good if those firms truly will never use your data, but some of them don'...
09:04 pm -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget Researchers create temperature sensor that runs on almost no power
Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on tiny amounts of power -- just 113 picowatts, around 10 billion times less power than a watt. The sensor was described in a ...
07:29 pm -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget Volvos self-driving cars are thrown off by kangaroos
Volvo, like seemingly every other company, has been working on their autonomous vehicle technology and it has run into an interesting problem. While testing its cars in Australia, the company found th...
05:03 pm -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget Now Postmates' SF couriers can make eco-friendly deliveries
You'll need your own vehicle if you want to be a courier for Postmates, but if you're in San Francisco, you can rent an eco-friendly option from the company itself. The food (and booze) deli...
03:32 pm -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget FAA considers remote identification system for drones in the US
The FAA is still trying to figure out the best way to regulate drones to ensure safety. Last week, a committee tasked with tackling the issue met for the first time, including representatives from Ama...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget The new 'Zelda' DLC is all about exploration and survival
The Nintendo Switch is a neat little console -- but its debut was almost overshadowed by its flagship launch game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game was lauded as a long overdue evolut...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Netflix has another winner with 'GLOW'
Feeling the 'GLOW'Mairead Small Staid,The RingerDespite recent news of Netflix cancelling a few of its high-profile originals, the streaming service hasn't missed a beat. One of its mos...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget Sonys latest Xperia is a terrific slow-mo shooter, with caveats
At long last, Sony has made a seriously compelling flagship. Not only is the Xperia XZ Premium the best-looking handset the company has made in years, but it also boasts a high-end camera capable of e...
09:31 am -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget Your Apple Pay purchases can help preserve national parks
If you're buying anything from any Apple Store, Apple.com or the App Store in the US, you may want to consider paying with the company's mobile wallet. For every Apple Pay transaction at its...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. The feds have made an arrest following the Fyre Festival debacle, and no, it's not Ja Rule or any Instagram influencer. We'll als...
03:36 am -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget Next-gen Nissan Leaf launches September 5; new photo teased
Nissan has been slowly teasing the next-generation Leaf EV, and will continue to do so over the course of the summer. We now know, though, when the teasing ends and the feature presentation begins, as...
03:36 am -04 - Sat, July 1, 2017
Engadget Next-gen Nissan Leaf launches September 5th; new photo teased
Nissan has been slowly teasing the next-generation Leaf EV, and will continue to do so over the course of the summer. We now know, though, when the teasing ends and the feature presentation begins, as...
11:53 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget A few Google Home owners already have Bluetooth enabled
At Google I/O 2017 the company announced Bluetooth streaming will be available on Google Home, so that you can stream audio from any device, not just those running a compatible app. Over the last day ...
11:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget OnePlus 5's jelly scrolling possibly caused by upside-down screen
Some OnePlus 5 owners have reported encountering a strange "jelly-like" scrolling effect over the past few days since the phone was released. According to their posts on Reddit and other soc...
10:10 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Fyre Festival founder arrested, charged with wire fraud
There has been one arrest following April's disastrous Fyre Festival event, as the Southern District of New York US Attorney's office announced the arrest of Fyre Media founder William McFar...
08:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Revived National Space Council will guide Trump admin policy
Today Donald Trump signed an executive order reviving the National Space Council, an organization that existed in two previous iterations, from 1958 - 1973, and more recently from 1989 to 1993. Presid...
07:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget 'GTA Online' update brings new multiplayer mode and patriotic swag
Rockstar's new update for Grand Theft Auto Online is (mostly) all about Independence Day, a holiday Americans will be celebrating through the weekend and, some, until Tuesday. The goods, which ar...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Twitter to stream live coverage of Wimbledon and Comic Con
Twitter's livestreaming efforts have been well documented, and today we have news that the microblogging service is expanding it further. Variety writes that next month Twitter will broadcast the...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Twitter to stream live coverage of Wimbledon and Comic-Con
Twitter's livestreaming efforts have been well documented, and today we have news that the microblogging service is expanding it further. Variety writes that next month Twitter will broadcast the...
05:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget AT&T's DirecTV Now expands its local channel lineup
As pay TV subscriber growth declines, regional content affiliates are looking for more ways to bring in customers (and their money) via digital platforms like Sling TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and Dire...
05:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Facebook's WiFi locator is available to users worldwide
Last year, Facebook began testing its "Find WiFi" feature on its app, which lets you locate businesses nearby that have free, public WiFi. Find WiFi was launched in a few countries in 2016 a...
04:52 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget The Moto X4 may be the first non-Google phone to get Project Fi
There's only been one problem with Project Fi's well-received phone carrier network: too few phones. Until now, the only devices that work with it have been Google's own Nexus and Pixel...
04:35 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Afghanistans all-girl teen robotics team denied entry to US
Next month, the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition will bring together high school teams from around the world. Taking place in Washington, DC, over 150 teams are set to participate...
04:13 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Palmer Luckey donates to software that breaks Oculus exclusivity
Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has always railed against the idea of locking VR games to a single platform. Now, several months after leaving Facebook following controversy about his political donati...
03:55 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget The Met's latest exhibit puts oversharing on a pedestal
The rules are simple: For five months, twelve pairs of artists participating in The Metropolitan Museum's Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists exhibit had to use their pho...
03:35 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget The hot new cyberattack that's sweeping the nation
On Tuesday a powerful and terrifying new cyberattackworm emerged in Ukraine, quickly spreading to the Russian federation and other countries no one cared enough to report on because they weren't ...
03:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Facebook says high-frequency posters often share fake news
Facebook has taken another small step in its very mild battle with fake news. The website will now begin to deprioritize the links posted by users who share large amounts of posts each day....
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Facebook needs to be more open about its hate speech policy
On Wednesday, ProPublica published a report that outlines some pretty bizarre reasoning behind Facebook's approach to hate speech and censorship. Evidence shows that Facebook has a moderation pol...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Facebook needs to be more open about its hate-speech policy
On Wednesday, ProPublica published a report that outlines some pretty bizarre reasoning behind Facebook's approach to hate speech and censorship. Evidence shows that Facebook has a moderation pol...
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Fitbit is reportedly still struggling to make a smartwatch
When Fitbit launched the Blaze fitness watch in 2016, it made sense that the company might also be working on a more full-featured smartwatch, too. When Fitbit bought Pebble, Fitbit's CEO confirm...
02:23 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget India wants a discount on Windows to reduce its cyberattack risk
In light of the recent WannaCry and "NotPetya" global ransomware attacks, India is looking to strike a deal with Microsoft that would reduce the cost of its Windows 10 operating system by mo...
02:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Toyotas cute support robot completes its first US in-home test
Toyota's been working on a few great projects aimed at helping people with limited mobility, and they've made a big announcement today. They have completed their first North American in-home...
01:41 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget 'Rocket League' is the latest X Games eSport on ESPN
Driving giant RC cars around a soccer field and using them to bounce an equally gargantuan ball into the net sounds like the ultimate extreme sport. Unfortunately, Faceit and the X Games will only all...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget The Cash Money app creates cover art for your rap debut
Music fans of a certain generation will remember Cash Money Records' charmingly kitschy album art. Twenty years later the record label is capitalizing on nostalgia with the Cash Money 20th Annive...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget 'Asteroid Day' is a good time to learn about the threat of space rocks
On June 30th, 1908, more than 770 square miles of remote Russian forest were obliterated from the face of the Earth when a relatively small meteor, estimated at only around 400 feet across, unleashed ...
12:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Lawsuit claims Sprint caused RadioShacks latest bankruptcy
In 2015, RadioShack filed for bankruptcy and shortly thereafter co-branded around 1,400 of its remaining stores with Sprint. Just over two years later, RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy again and a ...
12:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget The remastered 'Starcraft' arrives in August
Starcraft's long-overdue facelift will make its debut on Monday 14 August. The remastered version boasts a raft of enhancements including 4K resolution, improved sound and rebooted dialogue, all ...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget The best Wi-Fi mesh networking kits for most people
By Jim Salter 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,...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Microsoft made its AI work on a $10 Raspberry Pi
When you're far from a cell tower and need to figure out if that bluebird is Sialia sialis or Sialia mexicana, no cloud server is going to help you. That's why companies are squeezing AI ont...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Alpine's latest receiver brings wireless CarPlay to all
Apple CarPlay has finally gone wireless. After debuting the technology at CES this year, Alpine is now shipping the iLX-107, the first CarPlay receiver with support for wireless connectivity. And cons...
10:58 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Don't bother signing up for Tidal now to get that Jay-Z album
As promised, Jay-Z dropped his new 4:44 album earlier today on Tidal, but you won't be able to stream it if you subscribed recently. As the Verge reported earlier, and Pitchfork confirmed by tryi...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Uber shows off its upgraded fleet of autonomous trucks
Uber's interest in self-driving vehicles doesn't begin or end at taxis, which is why it's developing a platform for autonomous trucks, too. A year on from the company's, er, contro...
10:18 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Charter tests streaming-only cable service for $20/month
If you've cut the cable cord, or have been tempted to do so, you may be getting yet another streaming option soon. Cable company Charter Communications is testing a new streaming service called S...
09:57 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Echo Show hides some meaty speakers
iFixit, the teardown kings, built their reputation by ripping open everything from gaming consoles to iPhones -- much to the chagrin of Apple. Their latest guide sees them taking apart the Amazon Echo...
09:36 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Mario 'Monopoly' adds power-ups to the tired classic
If there's one thing that Super Mario Bros. and Monopoly share, it's their innate ability to engender family arguments in otherwise placid households. Which is why it's such a delight t...
09:11 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Germany can fine Facebook up to $57 million over hate speech
Germany has passed a contentious law allowing fines of up to &euro;50 million ($57 million) for social networks like Facebook and Twitter if they don't pull hate speech down quickly enough. C...
09:03 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Ford realizes it should have an AI and robotics team
Ford is moving closer to vehicle autonomy by announcing its creation of a dedicated robotics and artificial intelligence research team. In a blog post by vice president and CTO Ken Washington, the com...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget LG gifts Comcast a $180 battery champ for its mobile network
LG's new Android phone called X charge for Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service isn't a flagship by any means. Its specs won't be able to compete with your iPhone 7s and Samsung Galaxy...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Japan wants to put a man on the moon before China does
Japan's space agency JAXA has submitted an ambitious proposal to the country's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: it wants to fly and put a man on the moon by 20...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, June 30th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.On June's final day, we're checking in with Elon's tunnel project and celebrating the return of 'Sense8.'...
05:02 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Square's personalized prepaid card is available to everyone
Digital payment service Square has been inviting customers to sign up for its prepaid debit card since May, and is now opening up the program to everyone. On Thursday, the company announced the Square...
04:04 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk's first tunnel should be up and running next week
Elon Musk recently announced that his tunnel-digging operation, The Boring Company, is done carving out its first segment. He bundled the announcement with a declaration of love for tunnels -- which h...
02:27 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Now Apple TV has access to all the cartoons on Boomerang
Parents tired of watching Moana on repeat, listen up: there's a new streaming service on Apple TV that just might catch your kids' attention. Boomerang, which offers a variety of classic Sat...
12:58 am -04 - Fri, June 30, 2017
Engadget Nike confirms 'pilot' partnership with Amazon
Nike's Q4 earnings report is notable today because CEO Mark Fields confirmed reports that the company will start selling some items directly on Amazon.In the US, we're executing a new pilot ...