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11:14 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Now Amazon Prime Video's Android app is available in the Play Store
Amazon's video app has always had odd gaps in its platform support, or weird hurdles to work around like requiring sideloading on Android. In the last few months, those have started to close, wit...
09:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential's massive privacy mistake
The suspicious email some people who pre-ordered the Essential phone received wasn't a scam or a phishing attempt at all. Andy Rubin, the company's founder, has apologized and revealed that ...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Magic Leaps rumored AR glasses may have been revealed in patent
Magic Leap's much-hyped augmented reality system has been an object of skepticism ever since the company was funded at a high level back in 2014. The tech world seems fairly obsessed with the pos...
06:54 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget TCL is reportedly reviving Palm with new devices in 2018
Chinese electronics company TCL boldly claimed it would release devices under the BlackBerry name to revive the brand, and its recently-released KEYone smartphone proved them right. But according to A...
06:22 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Robots are now better at targeting individual neurons than people are
The brain is a delicate thing, and scientists keep looking for high tech ways to make it easier and safer to to learn more about it. In the area of brain surgery, there have been smart scalpels that k...
06:01 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Astronomers use AI to reduce analysis time from months to seconds
Gravitational lensing is when the image of a distant object in space -- like a galaxy, for example -- is distorted and multiplied by the gravity of a massive object, such as a galaxy cluster, lying in...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Instagram says hackers swiped contact info for verified users
Instagram just suffered a potentially serious (and this time, very real) data breach. The social photo service is sending out alerts that intruders got access to the phone numbers and email addresses...
05:31 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Robots learn to understand the context of what you say
It can be frustrating when telling robots what to do, especially if you aren't a programmer. Robots don't really understand context -- when you ask them to "pick it up," they don&...
05:11 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Best Buy plans to send sales consultants to more homes this fall
Best Buy, the company that'll sell you overpriced HDMI cables and charge a premium for making basic adjustments to your TV, wants to put its sales people in more houses. The Associated Press repo...
04:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Researchers create a new fusion recipe that boosts energy output
Nuclear fusion is an attractive way to create energy. It generates hardly any waste, doesn't pollute the planet and takes advantage of elements that we have plenty of. But fusion takes a lot of w...
04:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget 'Nexus Dawn' explores story leading up to 'Blade Runner 2049'
Blade Runner 2049 picks up 30 years after the classic original movie, but what happened in the interim? Denis Villenueve, the sequel's director, tapped three creators to make short films explorin...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Watch ASUS' IFA 2017 event in under seven minutes
The first official day of IFA 2017 isn't until Friday, September 1st, but the pre-event festivities are already in full force. Like Acer and Samsung, ASUS had its big press conference today in Be...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Daimler thinks self-driving EVs are the future of car sharing
Earlier this year, Daimler announced plans to develop a self-driving, car-sharing system with fully autonomous vehicles geared towards city living. Today, the company says that the first part of that ...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Mercedes-Benz sees self-driving EVs as the future of car sharing
Earlier this year, Daimler announced plans to develop a self-driving, car-sharing system with fully autonomous vehicles geared towards city living. Today, the company says that the first part of that ...
03:15 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Verizon's Pixel phones will be among the first to get Android Oreo
Carriers are notorious for their protracted phone update processes, particularly Verizon. It's not uncommon for Big Red subscribers to wait weeks longer than others to get an upgrade -- and its ...
03:04 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget 'Onliner' malware spambot targets 711 million email accounts
A security researcher who goes by the name Benkow has discovered a spambot with 711 million email addresses at its disposal. Troy Hunt, who runs the website Have I Been Pwned, said it's "the...
02:50 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Kid Koala drops the beat in 'Floor Kids' for Switch this fall
Floor Kids heads to Nintendo Switch this holiday season, featuring badass breakdancing moves, hand-drawn art and music by Kid Koala, a member of legendary hip hop group Deltron 3030 and one of the DJs...
02:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget The best way to customize a supercar is in VR
To paraphrase Robin Williams, buying a $2.8 million supercar is God's way of telling you that you're making too much money. And yet there's a certain thrill in picking out the red leath...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget 'No More Heroes' sequel hits Nintendo Switch next year
Suda51 and the snarky, over-the-top, ultra violent titles he makes -- like the Wii's No More Heroes and the more recent free-to-play experiment on the PS4, Let It Die -- are some of the best gami...
02:10 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget 'Kentucky Route Zero' will finish its story on consoles (updated)
Believe it or not, there hasn't been a console version of the mysterious, narrative-driven Kentucky Route Zero since the first act arrived in 2013. Well, it's here... and you may have a good...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Acer Switch 7 hands-on: A compelling Surface alternative
There are plenty of pretenders to Microsoft's Surface throne, but they often come with compromises that force you to default to the original. Acer is hoping to buck that trend with the Switch 7 B...
01:54 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget First FDA-approved genetic therapy fights leukemia
The first gene therapy treatment has been approved for use in the United States. The FDA greenlit a procedure that uses a patient's own cells to combat a particular type of leukemia, but will onl...
01:48 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget MIT's latest robot politely weaves through crowds
We're still trying to get robots to walk through difficult terrain (or gallop like ostriches), but sooner or later they'll need to master another important skill: Not getting in our way. MIT...
01:34 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget 'Super Meat Boy Forever' lands on Nintendo Switch next year
Super Meat Boy Forever, the sequel to successful twitch platformer Super Meat Boy, will hit Nintendo Switch with a squishy, bloody splat in 2018....
01:27 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget AT&T brings fixed 5G trials to three more cities
AT&amp;T is expanding its fixed wireless 5G trials to new cities around the US in a bid to master the technology before its official standards are released. In addition to the previous test city o...
01:08 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget ASUS' Windows Mixed Reality headset may come with a premium price
After a teaser back in the spring, ASUS is ready to talk in-depth about its Windows Mixed Reality headset... and it's clear that this is a premium design, with the price to match. The headgear (...
12:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget NYC's Citi Bike adds Apple Pay to make bike-sharing easier
Next time you rent a Citi Bike in New York or New Jersey, you'll be able to pay with your iPhone. The latest update for the bike-sharing service's app adds support for Apple Pay, as spotted ...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Samsung has a 43-inch version of its Frame TV for smaller spaces
Samsung has announced that its art-inspired Frame TV, which launched this past June, will soon come in a 43-inch version. The new model could be a good alternative for people who may not be able to fi...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Dropbox Paper's newest features cater to designers
Dropbox Paper originally seemed like a Google Docs clone built for the big businesses that have been an increasingly large focus for the cloud sync-and-share company. But two years since its initial i...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro hands-on: Tiny changes, big improvements
As the all-important holiday season approaches, companies want to make sure their products have a spot on your shopping list. So Samsung's trio of wearables launching at IFA 2017 is timely, espec...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Samsung Gear Sport hands-on: Promising but incomplete
Samsung may have just unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, but it's not done with new devices just yet. Here at IFA 2017, the company unveiled a trio of wearables with a deeper focus on fitness -- the Gea...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Samsung's refined Gear IconX earbuds now talk to Bixby
The Gear Fit 2 Pro and Gear Sport aren't the only products Samsung is unveiling at IFA 2017. Today, the company also introduced a revamped version of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds, which featur...
11:51 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Watch Samsung's IFA event at 12PM Eastern
Samsung's last big event was just one week ago, but it already has another one lined up. The tech giant is hosting its IFA 2017 presentation at 12PM Eastern -- and as always, you can tune in to i...
11:29 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget The iPhone 8 reportedly swaps the home button for gesture controls
The folks over at Bloomberg got their hands on some images of the next iPhone as well as some information from people familiar with the new model. Some of the features confirmed in their report were a...
11:16 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Riptide's electric skateboard balances power and portability
Electric skateboards have been coming out of the woodwork lately, popping up in all shapes and sizes, with each new company trying to find a niche in the market. There have been examples of extremely ...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Western Digital's wireless drives get a makeover
Western Digital's wireless backup drives have had a makeover. The new My Cloud Home (opposed to the previous 'My Cloud') is sleeker, more angular and comes with a textured bottom half, ...
10:44 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget BMW shows off its all-electric Mini concept
The all-electric Mini could blow the bloody doors off the EV landscape, simply by making plug-in power more accessible. That's why the prospect of a 3-door electric version of the iconic car is s...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Sea Hero Quest hides dementia research inside a VR game
On the face of it, Sea Hero Quest could be just another mobile game. Cheerful, colorful and with plenty of bite-sized levels intended to test memory and spatial awareness. But while you're captai...
10:15 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget B&O and LG made a TV you can move with a remote control
A partnership between Bang &amp; Olufsen (B&amp;O) and LG has long been in the offing, and now the fruits of its labor have been unveiled at IFA 2017, in the form of the BeoVision Eclipse. The...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget PSVRs crazy Headmaster soccer heading game is on PC
With VR going mainstream, families are going to be looking for titles that won't give their kids nightmares. One of the best of those, Headmaster, has only been available on Sony's PlayStati...
09:45 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant is coming to more speakers and appliances
Last May, Google opened up its AI Assistant's software development kit to the wider world of third-party smart devices, including blenders, smart locks and web cameras. At the IFA in Berlin, Goog...
09:33 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Essential customers hit with deceptive phishing emails
Some customers who pre-ordered the Essential phone have reported getting suspicious emails asking for "additional verifying information." Based on the copy someone posted on Reddit, the emai...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Facebook snags hit Latino YouTube shows for its Watch video tab
Facebook is steadily adding shows to its recently launched Watch video tab for mobile, desktop, and TV. Last week, it nabbed a docuseries based on viral blog Humans of New York, which already boasts a...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Dell's Inspiron 7000 Gaming laptop comes with a GTX 1060 now
Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming has always been a solid, if unexciting, option among entry-level gaming laptops. With its latest refresh, Dell is making things a little more interesting with some ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Even if Hyperloop fails, public transport will win
One hundred and fifty teams from around the world entered the third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Of those, 25 made it to the company's weeklong event in Hawthorne, California. And like the p...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget IBM's Watson is creating US Open tennis highlight videos
When it's not busy healing America's broken criminal sentencing system, Watson is creating highlight videos of tennis matches. That's probably one of the things one could say if IBM...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Zepp's tennis sensor now includes a highlight camera
Unless you've got a professional coach on hand, it can be tricky to determine how good your tennis skills really are -- simply not slamming the ball into the net doesn't count, unfortunately...
08:46 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Watch Acer's IFA 2017 showcase in under six minutes
Didn't get up early enough for the first salvo of new gadgets from IFA 2017? Don't worry, we've got your back. Acer kicked things off with its press event this year, unveiling its lates...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Diesel's first Android Wear smartwatch will set you back $325
The latest fashion house to launch its own Android Wear device is Diesel in the form of the On Full Guard smartwatch. The On Full Guard, which was first announced a few months back, comes packing Qual...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget ASUS' new ROG Strix gaming laptop is built for FPS players
ASUS' IFA welcome mat is scattered with laptops, and it's not just more slender ZenBooks. The company's gaming arm, ROG, has recast its Strix gaming laptop in two different editions, ea...
07:30 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget ASUS' latest 2-in-1 has NVIDIA graphics and weighs 3 pounds
If you need a very light convertible or laptop and still want to do some light gaming or video editing, the latest ASUS ZenBook Flip and VivoBook models may do the trick. Just a few months ago, ASUS u...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget We're live from IFA 2017 in Berlin!
Part of the Engadget crew may have just wrapped up Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, but another set of staffers has arrived in a different part of the country to start IFA 2017. This year, at Europe'...
06:45 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Alexa and Cortana will soon work with each other
Amazon and Microsoft are integrating their digital assistants. Alexa and Cortana will soon be able to communicate with each other, allowing users of one AI to benefit from the other's skills. In ...
06:30 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, August 30th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.We're only at the halfway mark of this week, and Google is taking on Apple for AR dominance and Uber officially named its new CEO....
06:00 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Polar unveils an affordable heart rate tracking armband
These days fitness trackers tend to multi-task as standard. The likes of the Fitbit Alta HR and the upcoming Gear Fit 2 Pro offer everything from sleep monitoring to calorie-counting -- with Samsung&#...
05:40 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Acer's all-in-one 360 camera has an LTE connection
Acer has introduced two new cameras at the IFA trade show in Berlin, and while both are 360-degree LTE-connected devices, they serve different purposes. The Holo360 is an all-in-one device that you ca...
05:30 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Acer's Switch 7 hybrid tablet has dedicated graphics without a fan
Acer's Switch 5 tablet wasn't something to write home about. The kickstand was clever, but what else was there to lure you away from, say, a Surface Pro? The company has a better answer toda...
05:15 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Alienware's 34-inch curved monitor supports NVIDIA G-Sync
Gaming monitors are becoming more specialized and less useful for regular movies thanks to widescreen and often curved designs. Alienware is a good example with its latest 34-inch displays, the curved...
05:00 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Deezer now streams high-quality audio to more than just Sonos
Deezer Elite brought high-quality music streaming to Sonos speakers back in 2014, but until now, the service wasn't available on audio gear from other companies. Starting today, you can access th...
04:35 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget CeX hack puts as many as 2 million accounts at risk
Second-hand gaming retailer CeX has been left red-faced after being forced to admit that an "online security breach" may have put as many as two million customer accounts at risk. In an emai...
03:01 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget Logitech's latest no-lag wireless gear includes a mechanical keyboard
Logitech's ultra-low lag wireless peripherals are quickly expanding beyond mice. It's introducing two more peripherals that take advantage of its Lightspeed tech, including its first keyboa...
01:01 am -04 - Wed, August 30, 2017
Engadget There's a VR game to go with Netflix's new 'Voltron' series
If you thought Netflix's Voltron Legendary Defender was a great new take on the old series, there's more where it came from -- not in animation, but in VR. On September 26th, fans can play t...
11:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Uber has its new CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi
Uber's board of directors (which still includes outgoing CEO Travis Kalanick) has made its pick for a new leader official, selecting Dara Khosrowshahi. The former CEO of Expedia, he was reportedl...
09:56 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Zeiss VR One Connect puts PC games on mobile VR headsets
PC-powered VR gaming requires a minimum $500 investment just for the headset, but Zeiss and Steam have introduced a cheaper way to do it. The Zeiss VR One Connect runs SteamVR games powered by a PC, b...
08:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget PC players can try the next 'Overwatch' map early
Hot on the heels of the deathmatch modes added to the main game today, Overwatch is allowing players to try out the game's next map, Junkertown, on the PTR servers. While only PC owners get to pl...
07:14 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Cummins unveils an electric big rig weeks before Tesla
Sorry, Tesla, but someone just stole the thunder from the electric big rig you were planning to unveil this fall. The engine giant Cummins has unveiled a concept semi truck, the AEOS, that runs entir...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Uber may face federal investigation over foreign bribery
Uber's new CEO might have a lot of trouble on his plate. The Wall Street Journal has learned that the US Department of Justice is taking preliminary steps to determine whether or not Uber manager...
06:07 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget The first water-resistant BlackBerry will ditch the keyboard
TCL, the Chinese conglomerate that produces phones under the BlackBerry name, is going to broaden its appeal to more than just keyboard devotees. The company has revealed to Engadget that it will laun...
05:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Tumblr adds three useful ways to post from your mobile device
Tumblr keeps improving its mobile apps, adding to already useful features like photo filters, instant messaging, stickers and GIF posts to keep your interactions fresh and interesting. The microbloggi...
05:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Skypes interview feature pairs video calls with a code editor
Skype recently launched a preview version of a new feature that could be appealing to people who conduct technical interviews online. Now, while on a video call, Skype users have the option to simulta...
05:03 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Netflix engineers dream up a way to search your queue with Morse code
Netflix's annual Hack Day event saw a host of funky projects this year, including a Redbox-style Netflix vending machine, a spooky new interface that makes eyes and heads of characters in thumbna...
04:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Uber gives free insurance to drivers in India
Uber's reputations in India and the Philippines aren't stellar, to put it mildly, but the ridesharing company is making amends in both countries. To begin with, it's providing free ins...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Misfit delays its Android Wear smartwatch to October
Misfit said that its Vapor smartwatch would arrive this summer, but the season's nearly over and it has yet to put the device on your wrist. What gives? Well, there's been a delay... althoug...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Fight zombies on your street with 'Walking Dead' AR mobile game
How long would you last during a zombie apocalypse? Because let's be honest, the chances are you'd be shuffling among the living dead in next to no time, no matter how good your baseball swi...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Aston Martin will go EV and hybrid only in the mid-2020s
The car James Bond drives in the next 007 film might be a hybrid. Aston Martin, famous for supplying the spy's chosen vehicle, announced that its entire automotive lineup would be hybrids by the ...
03:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Burger King is using cryptocurrency as a loyalty program in Russia
Rather than give you another punch card or plastic loyalty card for your wallet, Burger King has a different idea for rewarding its customers: cryptocurrency. In Russia, The BK Lounge has started issu...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Robot caregivers are saving the elderly from lives of loneliness
Relying on 300-pound bear-faced robots to help nursing home residents get out of bed in the morning is much more effective if those folks actually have a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Elder...
02:50 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget 'Overwatch' Deathmatch modes are live
For over a year since it launched in May 2016, Blizzard's Overwatch only let teams of players compete against each other in completing objectives -- none of that kill-more-than-the-other-team hog...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Until Dawn studio has two PSVR games for this year
Thank goodness Sony has finally started to bundle required cameras and controllers with its PlayStation VR hardware, but the system still needs more games to compete with the likes the Oculus Rift or ...
02:22 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Twitters live NFL news and analysis show premieres tonight
Twitter's new NFL live show #NFLBlitz premieres tonight on the league's @NFL account. Last year, Twitter held the rights for the NFL's Thursday night games, but Amazon snagged those str...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget What we're using: Qapital, Mighty and the Switch Pro controller
This month's In Real Life focuses on self-improvement: taking your Spotify playlists to the gym minus your phone, getting some app-powered help on your savings and, er, being a better gamer on th...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Tinder Gold launches worldwide to reveal who likes you
Tinder has been trying out its Gold subscription service in a handful of countries since June, and now it's launching the experimental tier worldwide. Pay $5 per month (this price isn't set...
01:18 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Lomography's all-analog square camera uses familiar film
Do you prefer to shoot photos with a completely analog camera, but wish you could get in on the square photo trend that's all the rage with the Instagram crowd? Lomography thinks it can help. It&...
12:58 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Amazon's podcast-inspired 'Lore' series premieres October 13th
Amazon embraced the podcast revival late last year when it opted to turn the nonfiction podcast Lore into a Prime Video series, and you're about to see whether or not its effort was worth the wai...
12:38 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Neo-Nazi site Stormfront has been temporarily taken down
The post-Charlottesville removal of neo-Nazi content from various web sources continues to power on as the long-standing website Stormfront has, for now, been taken down. A Whois search shows that Web...
12:18 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget India shut off the internet in an attempt to maintain order
Last week, local governments in the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana shut down citizens' internet access and text messaging services just before a verdict was to be released on a high...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Intel's 18-core Xeon CPU may be destined for the iMac Pro
There's been a lot of speculation about which Xeon chips the upcoming iMac Pro will use, but Intel may have just revealed the answer. During IFA, it unveiled the Xeon W-series lineup aimed at hig...
11:38 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Amazon adds multiroom audio control to Echo devices
There were rumors earlier this month that Amazon was working on incorporating multiroom audio into its Echo line and today, the company has announced that it's done just that. For those with Echo...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a set of refinished AirPods courtesy of BlackPods!
Like most Apple products, the AirPods are a solid option (and familiar fit) for those looking to check out truly wireless earbud-style headphones. The look when you're wearing them, however, is a...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget YouTube's big desktop redesign is now available to everyone
Today, YouTube is rolling out a number of updates across both its mobile and desktop apps. As of now, everyone should have access to the new version of YouTube when you're viewing it through your...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Google unveils ARCore, its answer to Apples ARKit
A few months ago at WWDC, Apple unveiled ARKit, the company's first-ever attempt at an augmented reality platform. With it, developers could weave AR apps with relative ease, especially since any...
10:44 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Apple TV 4K movies could cost $20, but studios want more
With a new 4K Apple TV on the horizon, Apple has to figure out how much it'll charge for ultra-high definition films. And, not surprisingly, it's butting heads with Hollywood. While the iPho...
10:40 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Google pulls 300 Android apps used for DDoS attacks
If a random storage manager or video player you downloaded recently has disappeared from your Android device, don't worry: it might have been for your own good. Google has removed 300 apps from t...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Reprogramming the piano
Dan Tepfer is an acclaimed jazz pianist and composer who has played venues from Tokyo's Sumida Triphony Hall to New York's Village Vanguard. He also has a degree in astrophysics and writes c...
10:14 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Google Maps will help you park in 25 more cities
Back in January, Google rolled out a "parking difficulty" icon in Maps which, as its name suggests, explains how hard it will be to find a spot for your vehicle. While useful, it was only av...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Sonos will unveil a voice-controlled smart speaker on October 4th
After all that talk about voice control, Sonos is finally ready to put its money where its mouth is. The connected speaker company has sent out invitations to a New York City event on October 4th wher...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp now deals in customer support for businesses
A year after outlining its plans to give the platform customer service functionality, WhatsApp has revealed how businesses will be able to communicate with users via verified accounts. A green check b...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Uber kills plans to track passengers after their trips
Following criticism by consumers and privacy groups, Uber will change an app setting that lets it track you after a trip ends, company security chief John Sullivan told Reuters. Back in December, it s...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Yuneec's first commercial drone is ready for filming and rescue
Yuneec may be DJI's biggest consumer drone rival, but you probably have only heard of its consumer and selfie drones. Now, it's taking a step into the big leagues with a new model, the H520....
08:34 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Intels Myriad X chip will give drones and robots better vision
It's been almost a year since Intel scooped up AI and computer vision chip-maker Movidius. By the time of its takeover, the company had already crammed its Myriad 2 processor into drones, cameras...
08:10 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Nintendo is killing the Miiverse in Japan
The Wii U will go down in history as one of Nintendo's least successful consoles. It had one great idea, however: Miiverse. A system-wide message board that players could post drawings, messages ...
07:05 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget An autonomous Ford Fusion will deliver Domino's in Michigan
Domino's has been experimenting with high-tech delivery methods for years, from UAVs to drones with wheels. This time, the pizza chain might send a self-driving Ford Fusion to deliver your food i...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Ocados Alexa skill lets you call out your shopping list
With Amazon now a major player in the UK grocery market, supermarkets have been forced to adapt or risk losing some of that all important market share. Some have mimicked their rival by offering one-h...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, August 29th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to Tuesday. We're swapping out trade shows and investigating the case of Japan's broken internet....
04:41 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Amazon Music Unlimited is now cheaper for students
Sigh, it's that time of the year again. Despacito may still be atop the charts, but summer is dwindling, meaning it's time to head back to school. But, don't cut short your soundtrack j...
01:31 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Nintendo launches special 'Pokmon' and 'Fire Emblem' bundles
You may want to check if you can cancel your Fire Emblem Warriors or Pok&eacute;mon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon pre-orders. Nintendo has just announced a special FE Warriors edition for the Switch an...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, August 29, 2017
Engadget Canon's budget mirrorless M100 gets a big sensor upgrade
Canon's M5 and other mirrorless cameras don't get the respect of Fujifilm or Sony models, perhaps because of the blah style and lack of features like 4K that users have come to expect. Howev...
11:48 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget BMW adds a performance version of its electric i3 for 2018
For 2018 BMW is lightly reworking the style that made us call its i3 "a long-range concept car you can actually buy" and it's expanding the lineup with the i3s. A new performance versio...
09:15 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Narcos' and 'Twin Peaks'
Pro football is almost back, but until then we have the debut of college football this weekend. Also arriving is Wonder Woman (via the usual video on-demand outlets), while Baywatch brings The Rock to...
07:07 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Taylor Swifts new music video sets first-day record on YouTube
Taylor Swift returned from her self-imposed social media exile with a single that's already breaking records. Her music video for 'Look What You Made Me Do' raked in over 31 million vie...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Get ready for 'Halo' in VR
Microsoft regularly uses Halo as a selling point for its technology (see: the original Xbox), and that's definitely true in the virtual reality era. The tech pioneer and 343 Industries have reve...
05:59 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Numworks graphing calculator is made for students raised on tech
Like textbooks, graphing calculators are still a necessary (and expensive) accessory for math and science students in high school and college. Sure, there are calculator apps for tablets and smartphon...
05:27 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Patton Oswalt returns to Netflix this October with a new special
Patton Oswalt's honest, story-based stand-up and everyman persona has brought him quite a bit of success. He's active and loved on Twitter and won an Emmy for his 2016 Netflix special, Talki...
05:04 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget DJI pulls drone app plugins that swiped too much user data
DJI's efforts to improve drone security go well beyond offering bug bounties and requiring updates. The company has rolled out updates to its Go and Go 4 mobile apps in order to pull add-ons that...
04:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Game of Thrones season seven gets a behind-the-scenes series
It's been a long 24 hours since Game of Thrones finished its seventh season with last night's finale, but the long wait until the final episodes will be worse. To nurse your longing for West...
03:53 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget NVIDIA's Shield 2 prototype shows up in a Canadian pawn shop
Back in 2013, NVIDIA released the Shield, a handheld gaming unit that looked like a heftier Xbox controller paired with a fold-up screen. Powered by the company's then-current Tegra 4 chips, it r...
03:25 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes
Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget The hits and misses of Gamescom 2017
We've just wrapped up another games show, and found plenty to keep us busy in Cologne, Germany. Gamescom might not have the flagship reveals of E3, but all the major games makers are here -- and ...
02:46 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Samsung hints that another 360-degree camera is in the works
The Gear 360 camera only reached shelves a few months ago, but that might not stop Samsung from readying a quick follow-up. The tech giant has quietly applied for a trademark on "360 Round,"...
02:25 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget 'Mario Rabbids: Kingdom Battle' tempers insanity with charm
When I first stumbled across the rumor that Nintendo and Ubisoft had teamed up to make a Super Mario Bros. and Raving Rabbids cross-over, I chose to live in denial. It just wasn't something I wan...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Redesigned Jaunt VR app hits Windows Mixed Reality next month
Jaunt has been working on immersive VR for quite some time now. It got an infusion of Disney cash a couple of years back and has been steadily adding technology like Dolby audio to it's library o...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget DJI will pay you to find security exploits in its drones
DJI clearly doesn't like that organizations are shying away from its drones over security fears, and it knows it can't solve the problem by itself. The company is launching a bug bounty prog...
01:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget LGs V30 offers customizable high-quality audio
Along with a nearly bezel-less display, a great camera and face and voice unlocking, the LG V30 will also have impeccable audio. LG announced a handful of features today that will put its latest V ser...
01:01 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget NYPD is already replacing its Windows phones with iPhones
The NYPD is learning a hard lesson about the dangers of buying a declining smartphone platform in bulk. The New York Post understands that the police force is replacing all 36,000 of its officers'...
12:41 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Facebook will block ads from Pages that spread fake news
In its latest attempt to fix its fake news problem, Facebook will now block Pages that spread fake news from advertising on the site. "If Pages repeatedly share stories marked as false, these rep...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Sony's $400 PSVR bundle finally includes the required camera
Much of Sony's advantage with the PSVR was that it was the cheapest way to get (non-cardboard) virtual reality into your home. Now that Oculus has dropped the price of its bundle, that advantage ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Moog debuts full production model of its Subsequent 37 analog synth
Moog may have debuted the successor to its Sub 37 analog synthesizer back at Moogfest in May, but that instrument was limited to 2,000 total units. A good chunk of those Subsequent 37 CVs probably did...
11:41 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Whole Foods is already hawking Amazon Echo speakers
Amazon isn't wasting any time now that its Whole Foods acquisition has gone through. Sure enough, visitors to Whole Foods stores have noticed that the grocery stores are already pitching discount...
11:19 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Google accidentally broke the internet throughout Japan
Last week, nearly half of Japan briefly lost access to the internet because of an error made by Google. The mistake was noticed and corrected within just a few minutes, but its effects led to hours of...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget What to expect at IFA 2017
IFA is one of the world's most prestigious technology shows, and a sober European counterpart to the glitz at Las Vegas' CES. It's where plenty of big names show off the wares they hope...
10:47 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Sonos FCC filing confirms a voice-powered speaker
At this point, it's probably easier to list off who isn't making a voice-controlled smart speaker (that we know of). Thanks to an FCC filing, it looks like Sonos is getting close to jumping ...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Dell's latest Inspiron PCs include the first 17-inch 2-in-1
Dell is launching its latest generation of Inspiron PCs pacing Intel's latest 8th-generation "Kaby Lake" chips, with a bit more fanfare than usual. Exhibit "A" is the Inspiron...
10:01 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Insta360 One is a 4K 360 camera with smart tricks
For those who haven't been following, earlier Insta360 released a montage of cool sample clips to tease its upcoming camera's bullet-time video capability. What baffled me at the time was ho...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Hulu adds the CW to its live TV service
If you're using Hulu's new live TV service for your cord-cutting needs, you'll find a new network available soon. Hulu just announced that the CW (home to shows like Jane The Virgin, Cr...
09:21 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget NASA goes Steampunk for its future Venus probes
NASA knows better than any of us that what seems normal today was once science fiction. So, it isn't afraid to bet some cash on some fanciful space projects via the NASA Innovative Advanced Conce...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Steam VR is coming to Windows Mixed Reality headsets
After nearly two years, Microsoft is months away from releasing its first Windows Mixed Reality headset to the public. The first out the gate will be Acer's $300 VR headset, which runs on the sam...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Dell's XPS 13 gets the very latest Intel quad-core CPUs
If you want the most portable 13-inch laptop that's also as fast as possible, Dell's XPS 13 laptop may be in your future. The new model is available with Intel's 8th-generation Core i7 ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Giphy will tell you what the most popular GIFs are
For the first time ever you'll be able to see how many times a GIF has been viewed, so long as it's hosted by Giphy. That sounds pretty useful for internet professionals and social media cel...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones hands-on: Too basic for the price
Fitbit is coming for your ears. The company's first wireless fitness headphones, called Fitbit Flyer, are designed to accompany you on your workouts, thanks to a sweat-proof, durable body. I got ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Fitbit Ionic smartwatch hands-on: A surprisingly well-rounded debut
After a series of reported delays and developmental challenges, Fitbit is finally ready to unveil its first smartwatch. The timing is appropriate, given that this is the tenth anniversary of the compa...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Dell makes a VR Visor to go with its Alienware laptops
The Age of VR is quickly settling in around us. A platform that just a few years ago could barely be even be considered niche is now knocking down the walls of the mainstream with hordes of big-name b...
08:27 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Samsung recruits Panasonic to bring HDR10 to more TVs and devices
Despite corralling the likes of Sony and TCL into using its high dynamic range tech, it seems not everyone is interested in Dolby Vision. In April, Samsung bucked the trend by announcing its upgraded ...
07:52 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Latest macOS kills pro video editor favorite Final Cut Pro 7
When Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) launched to replace version 7, it sent shockwaves through the professional editing community. Many users had moved to FCP 7 from Avid because it was cheaper, and after muc...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Uber drivers can share their location with friends and family
It may have just snagged a new CEO in the form of Dara Khosrowshahi, but it's business as usual for Uber when it comes to its app. The company is introducing another driver-oriented feature in th...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, August 28th 2017
Hey, good morning! Over the weekend, we capped off a week of games coverage from Europe's biggest video-game conference, and saw a Hyperloop pod hit over 200MPH. Uber, meanwhile, now has a new CE...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Lost Alan Turing letters found in university filing cabinet
A huge batch of letters penned by visionary British cryptographer Alan Turning has been found at the University of Manchester. Professor Jim Miles was tidying a storeroom when he discovered the corres...
03:23 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Safer thorium reactor trials could salvage nuclear power
A Dutch nuclear research institute is conducting the first experiment in close to five decades on molten-salt nuclear reactors based on thorium. Long hailed as a potential "safer" nuclear po...
12:34 am -04 - Mon, August 28, 2017
Engadget Tanker's speedy Arctic crossing is bad news for the planet
Normally, smashing a transportation record is something to celebrate. This time, however, it's not necessarily worth cheering. Sovcomflot's liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker Christophe de...
11:15 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop Pod Competition winner hits over 200 mph
Adjacent to SpaceX headquarters, 25 teams gathered for another Hyperloop Pod Competition. This time the winner would be judged by how quickly they could go down the 1.25 kilometer (about .77 miles) tr...
11:15 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop Pod Competition winner hits over 200MPH
Adjacent to SpaceX headquarters, 25 teams gathered for another Hyperloop Pod Competition. This time the winner would be judged by how quickly they could go down the 1.25 kilometer (about .77 miles) tr...
10:25 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Developers put game on Pirate Bay to help cash-strapped players
Game studios normally bend over backwards to discourage pirates and keep titles off of any piracy sites, but don't tell that to Acid Wizard. When the studio saw that a young player asked for a re...
08:48 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Uber picks Expedia chief as its new CEO
Uber's lengthy, sometimes tumultuous search for a new CEO is over. Sources talking to both the New York Times and Recode have learned that the ridesharing company has picked Expedia chief Dara K...
08:34 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget China orders internet comments linked to real identities
China isn't slowing down in its bid to silence online political opposition. As of October 1st, the country will require that tech firms hold on to records of the real identities of everyone posti...
07:01 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' knocks 'Dota 2' off its Steam throne
It's no secret that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is selling well even in its Early Access form, but it just crossed an important (if symbolic) milestone. On the morning of August 27th, the...
05:32 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Smart code helps your phone browse the web twice as quickly
Many attempts at improving the speed of mobile web browsing involve some obvious sacrifices: Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages alter how you view the pages, while proxies introduce the risk of so...
03:57 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Demand for Mayweather-McGregor fight crashed pay-per-view servers
Did you pay for an expensive pay-per-view or streaming pass to watch the hyped-up boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, only to boil with rage as your access went down? You'r...
02:29 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Apple Watch will soon support a huge variety of workouts
Apple already mentioned that watchOS 4 will do more to accommodate fitness fans, but it's now clear that there's more coming for the exercise crowd... a lot more. Thanks to some sleuthing in...
12:58 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Uber's key CEO candidate backs out at the last minute (updated)
Uber's choice of a replacement CEO just got more problematic. Former GE chief Jeff Immelt has announced that he has "decided not to pursue" Uber's top spot despite reports that he ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget The best cold-brew coffee maker
By Nick Guy and Kevin PurdyThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editor...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget After Math: Short and Sweet
It's been a long week for small events. Engadget editors spent it getting to know new AI assistants, Disney taught a computer to judge short stories and Amazon announced that your Whole Foods bil...
08:30 am -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Ben Hecks N64 Portable mod
After many comments, requests, questions, setbacks and badgering from our impassioned fans, the Nintendo 64 Portable is finally finished. Ben took the device to the Midwest Gaming Classic for he...
06:22 am -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget States still don't know if Russians hacked their voting systems
With reports of Russians conducting wide-scale hacking campaigns against US election systems in 2016, you'd think that the individual states would know whether or not their voting systems had com...
01:25 am -04 - Sun, August 27, 2017
Engadget Drones will watch Australian beaches for sharks with AI help
Humans aren't particularly good at spotting sharks using aerial data. At best, they'll accurately pinpoint sharks 30 percent of the time -- not very helpful for swimmers worried about stepp...
11:11 pm -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget Quantum 'hashtags' may prove the existence of a strange particle
Hashtags could soon be useful for a lot more than fostering discussion on your favorite social network. Researchers have developed a hashtag-shaped quantum chip (shown below) that could confirm the ex...
09:33 pm -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget Discord chats may be crucial to lawsuits over neo-Nazi violence
Discord was quick to shut down neo-Nazi servers and accounts in the wake of racist violence in Charlottesville, but that doesn't mean those conversations are gone forever. In fact, they may be i...
08:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget Some early Chevy Bolts suffer from battery issues
We're sure people who were waiting for the Chevy Bolt EV were thrilled when General Motors started selling them much earlier than planned. Unfortunately, some of them might now have electric cars...
06:28 pm -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget ESPN will stream big-name boxing matches under a new deal
Many eyes might be focused on a certain hyped-up boxing match this weekend, but ESPN just struck a deal that could be more important in the long run for fisticuffs fans. The sports broadcaster has for...
05:02 pm -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget Trump's cybersecurity advisors resign en masse
Another Trump panel has taken a hit after eight out of 28 of its members resigned en masse. Members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which advises Homeland Security on matters o...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget What we're watching: 'Atypical,' 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'
Welcome once again to Video IRL, where several of our editors talk about what they've been watching in their spare time. This month we're checking out Netflix's big release from the las...
02:29 pm -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget EPA will no longer sponsor the annual climate leadership awards
It's no secret that Scott Pruitt is a climate change skeptic, and the Environmental Protection Agency has been undoing Obama-era policies ever since he took office. The agency's latest move ...
01:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget The director of 'Final Fantasy XV' isn't finished yet
Final Fantasy XV took a long time coming. After a decade of delays, it's not surprising that both Square Enix and the game's director, Hajime Tabata, are saying they aren't finished wit...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Meet the brothers behind 'Stranger Things'
Turned Upside DownAdam Sternbergh,VultureNetflix darling Stranger Things returns for a second season this fall and the hype is already building. Vulture caught up with the Duffer brothers, the twins w...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget 'Dishonored' gets unleashed in 'Death of the Outsider'
Our next taste of Dishonored isn't DLC -- it's an entirely new standalone title called Death of the Outsider, which lands on September 15th. That might seem like an odd move for developer Ar...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, August 26, 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 -- remember the eclipse? -- and some of Friday's big sto...
04:54 am -04 - Sat, August 26, 2017
Engadget Redbox deals with Sony and Lionsgate bring discs with no delay
This year Redbox is trying to make a resurgence, adding kiosks after a few years of shrinking availability. Of course, if it's going to draw people in for disc rentals over streaming, it will nee...
11:31 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Nike's self-lacing HyperAdapt goes on sale again this weekend
If you're still chasing the Marty McFly dream, Nike's self-tightening shoe is coming around for the second time this weekend. While a few pairs of the $720 HyperAdapt 1.0 were available late...
10:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Korg's revives another classic synth in its latest iOS app
Korg has a habit of reviving old synths via an app for iPad and iPhone, and this week the audio company revealed its latest creation. Korg claims the new, $20 iMono/Poly app for iOS reproduces every f...
09:41 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget MIT researchers use drone fleets to track warehouse inventory
Imagine a warehouse buzzing with tiny drones that automatically track and monitor inventory from afar, leaving workers free to manage and move material. That's the new system developed by MIT res...
08:03 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Polygram is a new social network powered by facial recognition
There's a new social network in town and it's packed with some pretty smart and savvy features. Polygram's main contribution to the hard-to-break-into social media world is its ability ...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Microsoft discontinues the original Xbox One
Microsoft has stopped selling new Xbox One consoles in the US and UK. Technically, it's listed as "sold out" on the Microsoft Store and doesn't even show up in searches for Xbox sy...
05:32 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Tesla's music streaming service pops up in software update
Tesla has continued its foray into safe, eco-friendly and autonomous electric vehicles of late, as well as moves into the solar roof, municipal energy station and home-based power markets. Last month,...
05:32 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Tesla's music streaming service pops up in software update (update: a joke?)
Tesla has continued its foray into safe, eco-friendly and autonomous electric vehicles of late, as well as moves into the solar roof, municipal energy station and home-based power markets. Last month,...
04:57 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget LeEco is trying to crowdfund an electric scooter
Troubled would-be Chinese tech empire LeEco is looking to launch another product, but it needs you to crowdfund it first. A Kickstarter for their electric powered standup scooter will go live on Augus...
04:20 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Feed the Taylor Swift hype machine for a better chance at tickets
Buying tickets to a play or concert online is an absolutely terrible experience these days. Between fighting bots and ridiculous handling fees, fans get the short end of the stick when they can't...
04:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Use Google Home to stream CBS All Access to your TV
You can already use your voice to control your Spotify account with Google Home. The connected speaker also works with Chromecast as a sort of voice-enabled remote control for Netflix. Now Google Home...
03:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget The connected persons guide to surviving an alt-right protest
On Wednesday, alt-right group "Patriot Prayer" got its permit for a weekend rally on federal land inside San Francisco. It was issued despite strong opposition from Mayor Ed Lee and city off...
03:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget VW engineer sentenced to 40 months in prison for emissions cheating
Former Volkswagen engineer James Liang is taking the fall for his employers sins. Liang has been sentenced to 40 months in federal prison, and has been ordered to pay a $200,000 fine for his part in t...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Samsung Chromebook Pro review: One misstep spoils the show
My co-workers mercilessly chide me every time I review a Chromebook. "They're all the same!" they laugh. I then patiently explain the many variations on the Chromebook formula that exis...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget iRig Keys I/O packs in a full audio interface for $200
IK Multimedia has years of experience making audio products and software for the mobile musician. From microphone preamps to audio mixers and MIDI interfaces (and more), the company seems dedicated to...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Google Chrome may soon have an option to keep websites muted
A member of Google's Chrome development team announced today that it's working on a mute button for websites. In a post, Fran&ccedil;ois Beaufort said, "This will give you more cont...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget YouTube begins isolating offensive videos this week
In June, Google announced that it would begin isolating YouTube videos that weren't directly in violation of its standards but contained "controversial religious or supremacist content."...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Apple removes apps from Iran following US sanctions
Apple has been cracking down on Iranian apps over the last few weeks, removing those that offer food delivery, shopping and ride-hailing services, among others from its App Stores. Due to US sanctions...
01:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget A quadrocopter could be used to explore Saturn's largest moon
Back in 2014, NASA proposed using drones to explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Well, three years later, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab has a pitch for the aeronautics agency. Like NASA sugg...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Apples Swift coding course heads to 30 community colleges
In May, Apple launched a free app development curriculum that includes around 180 hours of training as well as lesson plans, exercises and instruction guides. Today, the company has announced that ove...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Astronomers capture best image yet of a star other than the sun
See that photo above? It might look a lot hazier than the HD photos you're used to, but it's the best and most detail image of a star other than our own sun that we've captured thus far...
12:18 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget The best portable AC power supply
By Mark Smirniotis 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 p...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Watson is helping heal America's broken criminal-sentencing system
The American criminal-justice system's sentencing system is among the fairest and most equitable in the world ... assuming you're wealthy, white and male. Everybody else is generally SOL. Du...
11:49 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget KFC's bizarre VR game isn't ready to revolutionize work training
Fast food franchise KFC is known for its oddball stunts, including special smartphone editions (and wacky chicken-themed accessories). But its latest, a VR escape room cum work training experience, is...
11:49 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget KFC's bizarre VR game isn't ready to revolutionize work training
Fast food franchise KFC is known for its oddball stunts, including special smartphone editions (and wacky chicken-themed accessories). But its latest, a VR escape room cum work training experience, is...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds more ways to relive memories in your News Feed
Facebook's On This Day has become one of its more popular features, so it's adding a handful of similar memory-centric compilations to your Feed.Along with showing you the Facebook activity ...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Google Voice is having trouble delivering text messages
If you're a Google Voice users, there's a chance you're not receiving text messages this morning. As spotted by Android Police, a thread in the Google Voice support forums indicates tha...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Microsoft boasts about Xbox One X sales without giving numbers
Microsoft has been counting the days until the release of its powered-up mid-generation console, the Xbox One X, on November 7th. The company even announced a stylized but otherwise identical Scorpio ...
11:14 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Google Assistant app now available on iPhones in Europe
If you've been hankering for a chance to play with Google Assistant but don't own an Android phone, Google Home or hate the Allo messaging app, we have good news: Google announced today that...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Celebrities are vanishing from social media to make a statement
Platforms like Instagram and Twitter have taken the relationship between celebrities and fans to new heights. Those who follow famous people on social media feel closer to them than ever before, since...
10:38 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Cleveland residents take AT&T broadband complaint to the FCC
In March, two organizations -- Connect Your Community and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance -- alleged that AT&amp;T had been practicing "digital redlining" in lower income Clevela...
10:19 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget 'Black Mirror' season four looks as bleak as ever
Black Mirror is coming back to depress us all, and Netflix has revealed the cast and directors for season four's episodes. If you thought the last season was perhaps a little too happy-go-lucky, ...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget One week with Microsoft Cortana
"Never mind it. Never mind," I cursed, looking down on the poorly formed monstrosity that gazed back at me with a singular pulsing eye. No, not at me -- through me. This was not my trusty Go...
09:45 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Amazon opens up its 'influencer' program to YouTube stars
Back in the spring, Amazon launched an "influencer program" that let people with large internet followings set up their own storefront for their favorite products -- and earn commission at t...
09:38 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget UK snooping laws could sever EU data ties come Brexit
As it stands, the sharing of data between businesses, law enforcement agencies and such across EU countries is relatively straightforward. That's because of various laws and agreements in place a...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Carbon nanotube yarn generates electricity when stretched
Wearable makers have long sought to harvest electricity from your movement, but current tech is expensive and inefficient. However, researchers from Texas and South Korea have discovered a promising m...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget FBI nabs Chinese national linked to massive OPM hack
The FBI has arrested a Chinese national from Shanghai linked to the massive data breach that hit the Office of Personnel Management back in 2014 to 2015. Feds took the chance to nab Yu Pingan when he ...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Secret of Mana returning as a 3D remaster on PlayStation and PC
Next month, a horde of nostalgic Nintendo heads will get the chance to relive the Secret of Mana on the SNES Classic Edition. But, if you're a gamer with modern sensibilities, then its 16-bit wor...
08:03 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Hololens patent hints at a new wand-style controller
Microsoft has been focused more on mixed reality lately than Hololens AR lately, unveiling VR motion controllers and helping Dell, Lenovo, Acer, HP and others with their MR headset launches in May. It...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Humans of New York is getting its own Facebook TV show
Facebook is steadily rolling out its new Watch section for original shows on desktop and mobile. But, what good is a new video platform without a stocked lineup of programming? To give you more option...
06:55 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Semi-autonomous truck convoys due to hit UK roads next year
Convoys of semi-autonomous trucks are expected to be tested on public roads in the UK before the end of next year, the government announced today. The Department for Transport and Highways England hav...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, August 25th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.While we're still cranking through Gamescom news, the most surprising gaming news of the day popped up on Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw's blog. It's...
05:03 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Google expands its offline YouTube Go app to Indonesia
Google is rolling out a flurry of products in Indonesia. Chief among the new additions are YouTube Go and Google Assistant. The announcements (made at its second annual Google for Indonesia event) tie...
04:02 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget CIA uses a secret tool to spy on NSA, FBI and other intel partners
Apparently, nobody's exempt from the CIA's intelligence gathering, not even its own intelligence partners. According to a set of documents published by WikiLeaks, the CIA uses a tool called ...
03:09 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget Samsung leader found guilty of bribery and embezzlement
Samsung will have to operate without its acting leader for a few years, now that a South Korean court has found Lee Jae-yong guilty of bribery and embezzlement. The executive has been sentenced to fiv...
01:21 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget 'Half Life' writer reveals what could've been Episode 3
Nearly ten years after the debut of Half-Life 2: Episode Two, the world is still waiting for Valve to deliver the final episode in the trilogy, but we may have to settle for something else. Just a few...
01:21 am -04 - Fri, August 25, 2017
Engadget 'Half-Life' writer reveals what could've been Episode 3
Nearly ten years after the debut of Half-Life 2: Episode Two, the world is still waiting for Valve to deliver the final episode in the trilogy, but we may have to settle for something else. Just a few...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Robotic exoskeletons improve mobility for kids with cerebral palsy
Kids with cerebral palsy (CP) can have limited movement (and therefore independence) throughout their lives. Some of them who experience the related set of neurological and movement disorders have wha...
08:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Tesla's electric big rigs may focus on shorter routes
Tesla's been teasing its all-electric big rigs since April, but details have been scarce ahead of its planned grand unveiling in September. Heck, Reuters had to peer into DMV emails to discover t...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Apple might announce a 4K TV box at next months iPhone event
Apple is unveiling another new product with its latest iPhones and Apple Watches in September, according to Bloomberg. Cupertino is reportedly announcing its 4K- and HDR-capable Apple TV, as well. If ...
07:11 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Stadiums 24/7 sports stream is live on Twitter
In May, Twitter announced that among a handful of sports-focused streams that would be coming to the site was a 24/7 livestream from Stadium. Starting today, that all-day sports content hits Twitter v...
06:27 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget The new story mode in 'FIFA 18' is all about choice
The Journey was one of the best additions to FIFA 17, crafting a dramatic but believable story around a rookie football (sorry, soccer) player in England. With FIFA 18, EA is building on the mode with...
05:57 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Return to 'Smuggler's Run' in the next 'GTA: Online' expansion
For the next expansion to GTA: Online, Rockstar Games is looking to its past. "Smuggler's Run" will task you to move inventory for the perpetually paranoid Nervous Ron by land and air. ...
05:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $30 on a Kwikset Kevo smart lock
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...
05:03 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Judge orders DreamHost to hand over data from anti-Trump site
Earlier this week, after DreamHost challenged its warrant in court, the Department of Justice narrowed what sorts of information it would seek from the website host in regards to activity on the site ...
04:50 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Spotify's deal with Warner Music clears path to going public
Spotify just signed a deal with Warner Music to secure its artists for the streaming service's users worldwide. This is the last big label after Universal Music Group, Merlin and Sony to renew ti...
04:34 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget AI recycle bins could know what youre throwing away
Is that coffee cup recyclable or compostable? It can be tough to tell, for sure, but a new recycling system from Cambridge Consultants aims to help using image recognition and machine learning. With l...
04:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Netflix snags Def Comedy Jam 25th anniversary special
Netflix is adding to its growing comedy slate with a 25th anniversary special honoring Def Comedy Jam. The lineup will include Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and Katt Williams.Def Comedy Jam...
03:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget 'Assassin's Creed' is crossing over with 'Final Fantasy'
So this is weird: Square Enix and Ubisoft have announced that this month will mark the beginning of crossovers between Assassin's Creed and Final Fantasy. Yup, really. "This collaboration is...
03:40 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Amazon's acquistion of Whole Foods will make some groceries cheaper
Amazon announced today that its acquisition of Whole Foods will close on Monday August 28th and the finalized deal will come with a few perks to both the grocery chain's and Amazon's custome...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Apples Iowa data center could make Siri better in the US
Apple has been building data centers powered by renewable energy across the US for some time, now, with facilities in North Carolina, Arizona and Reno. The tech company plans to build it's latest...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Essential PH-1 review: A beautiful blank slate
Andy Rubin was disillusioned. He helped build the Android operating system. He watched as Google acquired the company, and he steered development on the mobile OS for years after that. And somewhere a...
02:37 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Twitter's Xbox app can stream live 360-degree video
Twitter launched on the Xbox One last fall, and did so with a focus on video. Today, an update adds some new video types, most notably live 360-degree video. Given that just about every platform has b...
02:15 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Xbox One X is still a tough sell
We get it, Microsoft. The Xbox One X is a beast! It'll run games in native 4K! (Not like that sometimes-4K from the PlayStation 4 Pro.) It's basically everything we've ever wanted, spec...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Germany will implement ethical guidelines for self-driving tech
Germany is working on implementing a handful of new rules for autonomous cars that address ethical questions that come with the technology. In June, the ethics commission of the Federal Ministry of Tr...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget UK Samsung TVs bricked after firmware update
Remember the days when you could unbox your new TV, turn it on, and just watch it? Clearly that time is long in the rearview, thanks to everything needing to be "smart" and requiring loads o...
01:10 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget HTC reportedly considering selling its Vive VR business
Back in the day, HTC was one of the biggest and best Android manufacturers out there. It made a number of the most important Android handsets in the early days, including the very first -- the T-Mobil...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Internet wisdom clashes with political activism in downtown Phoenix
Don't feed the trolls.This advice is drilled into our heads: The most effective way to smother harassment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, email or any other online outlet is to ignore ...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Food dominates Facebook video views, study shows
There's a lot of hand-wringing about ad revenue among news and entertainment websites, so many are switching from articles to video on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as a cure-all. However, a so...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Ex-Uber employee fights for workers right to pursue class-action
Susan Fowler, the ex-Uber engineer who called out the company's sexual harassment problem in a blog post earlier this year, has now focused her attention towards the Supreme Court. With her attor...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Netflix's latest documentary chronicles Lady Gaga
Apple Music isn't the only service with rock star documentaries. On September 22nd, Netflix will debut Gaga: Five Foot Two, a look at Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta's life over the eight...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Indias privacy ruling could disrupt its biometric society
A landmark judgement has ruled that Indian citizens have a fundamental right to privacy, despite the country's vast biometric identification scheme. In a case bought forward by opponents of the g...
11:22 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Amazons AI could create the next must-have fashion brand
Artificial intelligence is already assisting reporters, athletes, and doctors. Soon, it could also become a regular on the catwalk. At least if Amazon has its way. The online retail giant is busy deve...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget UK governments fitness app champions daily ten-minute walks
The NHS knows that when it comes to health, investment in preventative programmes can sometimes be more cost-effective than actual treatment. That's why the organisation has begun exploring a sch...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Intel studies how to make people accept self-driving cars
It's natural to fear what you don't understand. For example, according to a AAA study, 78 percent of drivers are afraid to ride in a self-driving car. That's completely understandable. ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget 'Destiny 2: A more open and impactful shared-world experience
My first experience with Bungie's shared-world online shooter was the result of a challenge. It was 2014, and I still hadn't upgraded to the new console generation. It was early in the cycle...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Razer's latest controller brings Chroma to Xbox gamers
If comfort reigns supreme on your gaming agenda, get ready to wrap your thumbs around Razer's latest controller for Xbox and PC, the Wolverine Ultimate. The officially-licensed controller has bee...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Wait, 'Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition' is actually fun?
A part of the Final Fantasy XV universe (it's a thing), I wrinkled my nose at the news of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition for smartphones. I've completed the game on PS4, have played through...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Amazon UK now lets you easily convert cash into online credit
The beauty of shopping online is that you can browse and buy without ever leaving the comfort of your sofa. Amazon accepts all major debit and credit cards online, but what if you've got a bundle...
10:19 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Disney turns to AR to sell 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' toys
Luckily for George Lucas, Fox didn't give a hoot about toy licensing for the original Star Wars, but Disney sure as hell does. To make sure its September 1st Star Wars: The Last Jedi Force Friday...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget One week with Siri
The iPhone has been my primary smartphone for well over a decade, and therefore I've had Siri on my phone ever since its introduction in 2011. But I never really found a reason to use it. I'...
09:46 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget 'Dissidia NT' tries to add MMORPG dynamics to a fighting game
Fighting in Dissidia NT, coming to the PlayStation 4, is mayhem. Six characters from the Final Fantasy universe, of varying levels of popularity, are rushing each other, launching giant magical projec...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Why BMW bets on versatility over pure EVs
Behind the wheel of the BMW 330e you almost forget it's a hybrid. Then you floor it on an uphill climb while in electric mode and the car automatically switches to the gas engine -- with a warnin...
09:14 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget 'Fe' is a stunning adventure about connecting with nature
Once, Andreas Beijer snuck up on a deer. He remembers tip-toeing through the forest, always downwind to ensure it wouldn't pick up his scent. "I managed to come really close," he says. ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Purism will try its hand at security-focused smartphones
Purism's laptops, which focus on security and privacy, have been doing so well that the company now intends to venture into another type of electronics. The San Francisco-based "freedom-resp...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Turtle Beach starts selling its wireless Xbox headset
The biggest pain when it comes to wireless Xbox One headsets is that they all require some sort of adapter or base station to connect to your console. Add to that the hefty price tag (most models can ...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget 'Life is Strange: Before the Storm' is all about being a wiseass teen
Before she was the absurdly cool burnout who stole our hearts in Life is Strange, Chloe Price was just a normal, melodramatic teenage loner trying to cope without her best friend. Chloe doesn't h...
07:10 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Carphone Warehouse says a lack of 'innovation' is hurting sales
Your smartphone is probably the most important technology purchase you'll ever make. It travels everywhere you go, delivers the sum of total human knowledge and helps you capture important memori...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Ariel's electric supercar promises 1180 horsepower
No sooner had rumors started circulating that car manufacturer Ariel had something special in the works than the company came out and confirmed it was true. An electric supercar with more than 1000 ho...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, August 24th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.The Galaxy Note 8 has arrived. Sure, we have the full breakdown below, but if you just want to relive the reveal event, we've cut a highlight video of the bes...
05:02 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget WD's My Book Duo storage box puts 20TB on your desktop
Western Digital has unveiled the 20TB My Book Duo, its highest-capacity storage system yet, and it's a good example of the pluses and minuses of spinning hard disks compared to SSDs. The system w...
03:45 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Google might announce the next-gen Pixels on October 5th
If you need to see Google's next-gen Pixels before deciding whether to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, don't worry -- you might only need to wait for a few more weeks. Evan Blass, known for h...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget 'The Evil Within 2' is better because it spaces out the scares
The Evil Within 2 is weird, gross and scary. But that's okay because it balances all that with exploration and figuring out what the hell is going on. I can then get back to fleeing disgusting bu...
01:29 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget You can use your own iPhone to get Virgin's $1-a-year plan
Looks like Virgin Mobile is on a mission to sign up as many iPhone users as it can. The carrier has just announced that you can now bring your own iPhone and enjoy its $1-a-year subscription offer. Wh...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, August 24, 2017
Engadget Nikon's D850 DSLR blends speed with insane resolution
Nikon recently teased a full-frame D850 for its 100th anniversary, hoping it would fulfill the wish-lists of pro photographers. It has now unwrapped the DSLR and seems to have wildly succeeded with th...
11:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget California continues to lead the US in renewable energy
In 2006, California adopted aggressive legislation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boosting renewable energy production throughout the state. And since then, the state has been tracking...
10:24 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Audi will use solar panels to help power its future EVs
When you think of electric vehicles, you probably imagine Tesla's Supercharger, or gas station-like centers where you go to top off the voltage. There's another idea, though, that makes a lo...
09:27 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Drones are delivering packages in Iceland's capital city
At last, a fully operational urban delivery drone system is here... only you probably won't get to use it. Drone logistics startup Flytrex has teamed up with Iceland's main online retailer, ...
08:37 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Privacy group says Washington cyberbullying law is censoring instead
Anti-cyberbullying laws are noble, but attempting to punish online speech is tough. Digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) claimed that Washington state's anti-cyberbullying le...
07:55 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Uber grows in spite of scandals, but keeps bleeding cash
Uber's endless stream of scandals doesn't appear to have made much of a dent in its bottom line... not that the company is breaking out the champagne just yet. The ridesharing firm reports ...
07:34 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's 'Insiders' can test Windows 10 S on any PC
Microsoft's Windows Insiders program lets interested users test future versions of the operating system before they're released to the public. While owners of Windows 10 S, Microsoft's ...
06:57 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget FTC gives Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition the go-ahead
Amazon just got much closer to completing its purchase of Whole Foods. The Federal Trade Commission has decided against further pursuing an investigation into the $13.7 billion deal, arguing that the...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget 'Ruiner' is not just a cyberpunk 'Hotline Miami'
Ruiner might be one of the most eye-catching titles showcased at Gamescom -- something that's hard to achieve when every company is bombarding you with posters, flags and bags at every turn. The ...
05:56 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget 'Carcraft' is Waymo's virtual world for autonomous vehicle testing
Earlier this year we watched as an AI kept driving straight into the water in Grand Theft Auto: V. Rather than use Rockstar Games' crime-world magnum opus to train its self-driving vehicles, thou...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Google search uses a medical quiz to help diagnose depression
Only half of Americans who face depression get help for it, and Google is determined to increase that percentage. As of today, it's offering a medically validated, anonymous screening questionna...
05:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget 'Shinobi Striker' makes 'Naruto' a serious online fighter
Naruto is in a strange place right now. The long-running manga series ended in early 2015, before its anime adaptation wrapped up in March this year. The spiky-haired ninja saved the world and achieve...
04:53 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Facebook will livestream 15 upcoming college football games
Facebook secured exclusive rights to livestream college football games during the upcoming season, starting with a pair of games on September 2nd. Users worldwide need only visit the sports network St...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Danny Glover is advising Airbnb's diversity efforts
When he isn't busy raising awareness for pseudobulbar affect (PBA) and generally being too old for shit, actor Danny Glover will be advising Airbnb. It's part of the push the short-term rent...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Pre-register for 'Monument Valley 2' on Google Play
The sequel to the mind-bending, gorgeous puzzler Monument Valley has been available for iOS since June; it was announced at Apple's developer conference, WWDC. Now Android users get to experience...
04:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Watch Hulu's live TV service on your Mac or PC
It's been a month since Hulu added its live television service to the Amazon Fire TV and only a day after the company announced Xbox 360 compatibility for its subscribers. Now the company that Di...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung says it's building an Echo-like smart speaker
Samsung is spilling the beans on more than just its smartwatch plans in the wake of its Galaxy Note 8 event. In an interview with CNBC, mobile division chief DJ Koh has confirmed that his company is ...
03:17 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Catch up on Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 news in 10 minutes
The Galaxy Note 8 wasn't exactly a well-kept secret, but Samsung officially revealed the supersized handset earlier today. If you missed the announcement live, don't worry: We've got yo...
03:02 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Snapchat will feature original scripted shows by end of year
Snapchat has jumped into television in a big way, with NBC's twice-daily news show, CNN's newscast, a CBS-led James Corden variety show and even MTV's Cribs crowding in to connect with ...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung's new Gear VR is built for the big Galaxy Note 8
Thanks to its tie-in with Oculus, Samsung's Gear VR has had the most content and arguably the best image quality of any mobile virtual reality headset since it launched. It has improved ever sinc...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Robot bears are coming for your grandparents
Not content to simply blame millennials for killing practically everything, baby boomers are now expecting the younger generations to care for them in their agedness. The nerve. Indeed, some 13 percen...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget ESPN's mobile app personalizes your live sports streams
ESPN is keeping up its recent trend of letting you watch sports your way. The TV network has updated its Android and iOS apps with a reworked Watch tab that gives you a more personalized approach to ...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget One week with Samsung Bixby
Nobody wants an assistant they can't trust. And no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't put my faith in Samsung's Bixby. It's the newest entry in the crowded field of virtual assist...
01:43 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget By the numbers: Samsung's Note 8 revealed
It was a big day for Samsung and its recently maligned Note line of phones (becoming an explosive punchline will do that to a brand). The company revealed on Wednesday the Note 8, a 6.3-inch pocket co...
01:31 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Swords of Ditto scratches that retro Zelda itch
Washed up on the beach, you, young boy/girl/robot, are the hero that will save the island of Ditto. Or you'll fail, and plunge the land into a hundred years of darkness until another hero is born...
01:14 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy Note 8 vs. the competition: More than just a stylus
With phone screens getting bigger and bigger, the Galaxy Note doesn't quite stand out the way it used to. The Note 8's 6.3-inch screen is only a tad larger than the 6.2 inches boasted by the...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Facebook's mobile apps now take 360-degree photos
Standalone cameras and apps that can take 360-degree photos and videos are a must if they're essential to your job or if they fit your lifestyle. But if you find yourself taking spherical images ...
12:46 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung is giving Note 7 owners a hefty discount on the Note 8
If you were one of the millions of people who had to give up the recalled Galaxy Note 7, fret not, because Samsung has your back. Today, as part of its Unpacked 2017 event in NYC, the company revealed...
12:39 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget 'Star Wars Battlefront II' adds tactical weight to space combat
As my T-65B X-Wing glides into view, I survey the scene up ahead. TIE fighters chase after nimble A-Wings, a flurry of green laser fire in their wake. A group of X-Wings circle an Imperial Cruiser, un...
12:34 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Note 8 has a 6.3-inch screen and an 869 price tag
Samsung totally botched the refresh of its big-screened Galaxy Note line last year, but thankfully, an exploding battery doesn't seem to be among the new Note 8's feature set. As you'd ...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy Note 8 vs. the Note 7: What's changed?
Last year the Galaxy Note 7 was actually one of our favorite phones until it started exploding, so we're happy to see Samsung's line of large-screen-with-stylus handsets make its return toda...
12:17 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung will unveil its next Gear S smartwatch on Aug. 30th
The Galaxy Note 8 isn't going to be Samsung's only big mobile offering this fall. Mobile chief DJ Koh tells CNBC that the next Gear S smartwatch will make its debut at the IFA trade show, wh...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung details safety measures for the Note 8 battery
Samsung is well aware that its facing an uphill battle with the Note 8. Specifically, with its battery following last year's fiery Note 7 debacle. As a way of rebuilding public trust, the company...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Lucha Libre will stream 'Triplemania XXV' on Twitch
Triplemania turns 25 this year, and in keeping with its adrenaline-pulsing theatrics you'd expect it to do something pretty special to celebrate, which is why fans will be able to bypass pay-per-...
11:32 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget 'Live Message' on the Galaxy Note 8 lets you draw all over photos
While Samsung used to be known for loading up its smartphones with all manner of gimmicky software of questionable utility, the company has pulled back on its Android customizations in recent years. B...
11:29 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung debuts a smarter, more capable S Pen
Tablets and pens have gone hand in hand since the days of cuneiform and the original Galaxy Note. However, as the Notes (as well as Tabs and Notebooks) themselves have advanced in capability over the ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: Enough to make you forget the Note 7
After the nightmare that was the Galaxy Note 7, few people would've been surprised if Samsung killed the Note line entirely. But it didn't. As an insane number of leaks have suggested, the c...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget The Galaxy Note 8's dual camera rivals the iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung may be late to the dual-camera game, but it seems to have put that extra time to good use. The Note 8 is the first major Galaxy handset to sport two rear cameras, with a setup that includes tw...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 packs a giant display and a smarter pen
It's been a long, long year for Galaxy Note fans. The Note 7 launched with much fanfare last summer, only to die in spectacular fashion as systemic battery flaws (not to mention hasty decision-ma...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Live from Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 event!
After an embarrassing fiasco involving exploding batteries, recalls, apologies and assurances, Samsung is ready to re-introduce the Note line to the world. Thanks to the plethora of leaks, we have a p...
10:26 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Pepper's new job is performing Buddhist funeral ceremonies
Pepper the robot has seen a variety of gainful employment in its relatively short life. It's worked in a mobile phone store, a Pizza Hut and a French train station, but now it seems it's jac...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Both the Amazon Echo and Google Home are under 100 right now
If you're in the market for a smart speaker but don't fancy shelling out the full retail price for one, Amazon and Google might be able to help. Today, both the Amazon Echo and Google Home h...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget HP's Omen X is a monstrous, customizable gaming laptop
While companies like ASUS, Acer and NVIDIA are working on making gaming laptops thinner and lighter, HP is going in the opposite direction with its huge Omen X Laptop. It weighs a whopping 10.8 lbs, w...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Watch Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 livestream at 11AM ET
If you've been eagerly awaiting the return of the Galaxy Note after the drama surrounding last year's model, today is the day. At 11AM ET, Samsung will reveal the Note 8 and perhaps a few ot...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget 'Fallout,' 'Doom' and 'Skyrim' will launch in VR this year
The biggest beef for VR gamers is the lack of, well, VR games. That's about to change soon thanks to Bethesda, which revealed that all three of the VR titles it announced previously will be comin...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Amazon's new education tool helps students become better writers
Amazon's been ramping up its efforts in the education space since 2013, when it acquired TenMarks. The ed-tech startup helps teachers and parents create easy-to-digest curriculums for young stude...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk shows off SpaceX's custom spacesuit
Ladies and gentleman, meet the SpaceX spacesuit. Elon Musk just came through with the first pic of the astronaut gear via his Instagram. And, even though it's not a full look at the suit, it offe...
08:03 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Apple's next self-driving phase is an employee shuttle
Apple famously planned to build an entire self-driving car, but abandoned that idea to focus on autonomous vehicle technology &agrave; la Uber and Waymo. Thanks to a New York Times report, we now ...
07:45 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Alexas mood-matching music suggestions come to the UK
For Amazon Echo owners in the UK, the arrival of Music Unlimited provided the likes of Apple and Spotify with some music needed competition. The company immediately made it the default music service o...
07:19 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget EE is also suing Ofcom to mould 5G spectrum auction as it sees fit
It seems a couple of UK carriers would rather tie the impending 5G spectrum auction up in litigation than let any of their competitors get their own way. Following in the footsteps of Three, EE is lau...
07:19 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget EE says it'll also sue Ofcom to mould 5G spectrum auction as it sees fit
It seems a couple of UK carriers would rather tie the impending 5G spectrum auction up in litigation than let any of their competitors get their own way. Following in the footsteps of Three, EE's...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget MIT makes it easy for beginners to design robots
It's not easy building robots if you don't have the education and the training. A team of researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), however...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, August 23rd 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Wednesday has arrived. It brings the last gasp of eclipse talk (for a few years, anyway), as well as our first close look at the SNES Classic Edition. Oh, and don&...
05:15 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Blizzard's making 'Overwatch' competitive seasons short and sweet
By now, Overwatch gamers are accustomed to getting updates. Blizzard keeps spoiling us with new characters, modes, and events. They in turn keep the game fresh for returning players 14 months down the...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Royal Mail is going greener with all-electric vans
As you can probably imagine, Royal Mail isn't the most environmentally friendly of businesses due to the sheer number of vehicles it has on the road. The logistical behemoth is getting greener by...
03:30 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Amazon's latest Twitch Prime giveaway eyes 'Madden 18' fans
Amazon's well and truly got football fever. It seems securing the rights to select NFL games for Prime Video wasn't enough, it's now also got the hook-up for Madden 18. The latest insta...
01:45 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget DOJ gives up on getting all 1.3M IPs from anti-Trump website
The Department of Justice has given up on getting the IPs of 1.3 million visitors to disruptj20.org, a website that helped organize protests of the president's inauguration. it originally asked t...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, August 23, 2017
Engadget Walmart uses Google's AI shopping assistant to fight Amazon
Google's Express delivery service has just gained another big player in addition to Target and Costco: Walmart. Soon, you'll be able to buy items from the major retailer with your voice thro...
11:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Sony owes Xperia owners a refund over faulty water resistance
When you buy a phone billed as water-resistant, you generally expect it to survive accidental dunks. Some Sony phone owners have a very different story, though -- their supposedly resistant phones too...
10:16 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy'
We're back! This week the big event doesn't occur until Sunday night (unless it leaks early), when Game of Thrones wraps up its penultimate season with another super-sized episode clocking i...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Hulu will soon merge its two iOS apps into one
Say goodbye to confusing one Hulu app on your iOS device for another. Soon, the streaming service will condense both of them into a single one and phase out the Hulu Live TV app introduced earlier thi...
07:06 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Microsoft built a hardware platform for real-time AI
In many cases, you want AI to work with info as it happens. That virtual assistant needs to respond within a few seconds at most, and a smart security camera needs to send an alert while intruders are...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Super-powered bacteria can harness light for fuels and plastics
Researchers have been working on improving the photosynthetic process for some time -- trying to use light to create energy but doing so in a way that's much more efficient than chlorophyll. For ...
06:04 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Ubisoft's next Anno game relives the age of trade and empire
The Anno RTS series focuses more on civilization-building than straight-up combat, and its later editions explored that premise centuries into the future. But the franchise's next entry casts bac...
05:43 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget LG will build electric car parts in Detroit
LG Electronics is building a 250,000 square foot EV parts plant in Detroit suburb Hazel Park, it said in a press release. LG might not build its own cars, but its vehicle components division supplies ...
05:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Suppliers and retailers will use blockchain to keep food fresh
IBM has joined with a group of food supply companies and retailers to use the computing company's blockchain tech to keep food fresh. Currently, it can take up to two weeks to track down the sour...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Nope, 'Alto's Odyssey' isn't coming out this summer
It's going to be a bit before we can play Alto's Odyssey. The followup to the ridiculously relaxing snowboarding game Alto's Adventure won't be out any time soon, developer Built B...
04:33 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Crashplan drops its cloud backup service for home users
If you rely on Crashplan as a remote backup for your computer, you're going to have to find an alternative in short order. Code42 is phasing out its Crashplan for Home service as it switches its...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Sony Music taps Dubset to monetize samples in remixed songs
It's tough enough for artists to make sure they're paid for every stream of their songs, but what about remixes? There is a system in place from Dubset called the MixBank Rights Management P...
03:47 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Thanks to Google, Shutterstock can stop automated watermark removal
Stock photos have watermarks to make sure that you don't use them without paying for them. Removing them used to take some Photoshop know-how, but Google found a way to remove them automatically....
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Delta tests customer service video chats to field your complaints
Delta is certainly trying to update its tech to join the 21st century. This summer, it's tested replacing boarding passes with fingerprints and checking baggage by scanning passengers' faces...
03:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Sony 'won't allow' cross-platform dino survival in 'Ark' either
Stop me if you've heard this before: The makers of a huge multi-platform game want to unite their disparate users so everyone can play together, regardless of whether they're playing on PC, ...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Seinfelds first Netflix stand-up special premieres September 19th
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series would be moving to it over from Crackle and that Seinfeld would have two stand-up specials appea...
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Hulu's live TV service is now available on Xbox 360
If you're still watching Hulu on your Xbox 360, here's some great news for you. The on-demand streaming service has just expanded its new "Hulu Experience" interface to the almost ...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget I didn't see the eclipse in totality, but it was still pretty great
Like more than a few stories in my life, this is one of procrastination and regret. Yesterday's total solar eclipse was the first to be viewable from the US in my lifetime, and my hometown of Lin...
01:45 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Verizon's always-on throttling is an afront to customers and net neutrality
Well, it was nice while it lasted. Today, Verizon (the biggest carrier in the US) announced it was doing away with its simple and fair unlimited wireless data plan and complicating things by instead o...
01:45 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Verizon's always-on throttling is an affront to customers and net neutrality
Well, it was nice while it lasted. Today Verizon (the biggest carrier in the US) announced it was doing away with its simple and fair unlimited wireless-data plan and complicating things by instead of...
01:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Uber's more flexible driver policies promise fewer cancelled rides
If you've used Uber long enough, you've probably encountered drivers who've canceled trips simply because they weren't convenient. They didn't want to travel far or had an app...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Home and factory robots can be hacked to harm humans
Last month, cybersecurity firm IOActive let everyone know that Segway MiniPro hoverboards were vulnerable to hacks and outside control via their Bluetooth connections. Now it has revealed that industr...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget How RFID tags became trendy
As far as wireless technologies go, radio-frequency identification (RFID) is one of the oldest. Patented in 1983 by the late British inventor Charles Walton, RFID made it possible for new, cutting-edg...
12:47 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget SNES-inspired 3DS XL hits Europe in October
Miss out on the SNES Classic pre-orders that went up (and promptly sold out) overnight? Nintendo has a consolation prize for you. Sort of. The storied game-maker will release a Super Nintendo-themed 3...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Medium is letting some users hide their posts behind a paywall
If you come across a piece on Medium you can't read without an account, don't be surprised. Medium has expanded its Partner Program to give users a way to earn money from their articles by p...
12:16 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' comes to your phone this fall
Square Enix is bent on bringing Final Fantasy XV to every platform imaginable, and that includes the phone in your pocket. It just unveiled a Pocket Edition of the road trip role-playing game that wi...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Astro's email app packs a virtual assistant you can talk to
Virtual assistants have been quick to invade our phones and our homes &mdash; is it any surprise that they're creeping into our email accounts, too? A startup called Astro built a chatbot (im...
11:59 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Tencent becomes the exclusive Chinese home of the NFL
The NFL has signed a deal with Tencent that'll see the Chinese giant becoming the exclusive home of the game for the next three years. As well as most pre and regular-season games, Chinese fans w...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Stranger Things is already headed for a third season
Netflix is releasing the second season of Stranger Things on October 27th, but the show is already set to come back for a third season. In an interview with Vulture, Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators...
11:20 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget 'State of Decay 2' forces you to pick who becomes zombie food
State of Decay 2 wants you to decide who lives or dies -- and whatever happens next. The sequel aims to double-down on what made the 2013 original work: a more sophisticated game world, and bothy more...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget One week with Alexa
My morning routine is simple: I wake up when my phone's alarm goes off, I go back to sleep, wake up again, contemplate more sleep, get dressed, make coffee and listen to one of Alexa's "...
10:49 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Verizon's new unlimited plans throttle video all the time
Verizon's revival of the unlimited data plan was supposed to be a good thing: it was bringing back worry-free service that let you use your smartphone as much as you like. Unfortunately, the carr...
10:25 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Researchers want astronauts to put their biological waste to work
Researchers at Clemson University are presenting work at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society that could change how astronauts handle waste in the future. For long trip...
10:02 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget You can buy Nintendo games with Paypal now
PayPal has been on the Xbox One and PS4 stores since day one of each, but so far, Nintendo users haven't had the option. That has changed, though, as Nintendo says that Switch owners can now pay ...
09:43 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget DJI won't let you fly your Spark drone without a safety update
DJI is no stranger to imposing limits on drones unless you take certain actions, and that's truer than ever right now. The company is releasing new firmware for the Spark this week to tackle prob...
09:23 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget The eclipse caused people to look away from their screens
Turns out all it takes for people to put down their phones is a once-in-a-lifetime event. In case you missed it, the eclipse took over the sun (and our lives) yesterday. Flocks of people headed to the...
09:02 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Fixed-wing drone lands on vertical surfaces like a bug
Scientists have borrowed a few tricks from Mother Nature in order to create a drone capable of landing flush against a wall. The Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) looks like a small airplane and fli...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Comcast tries using Roku to hook college kids on cable
A few years after launching the Xfinity on Campus service, Comcast says it's now available for over 100 schools -- up by 60 percent from last year. Originally, its streaming TV setup only worked ...
08:40 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget NHS could trade free cinema tickets for hitting fitness goals
Just as insurers are looking to wearables to motivate people to lead healthier lifestyles, the NHS is now also exploring a scheme that would reward active participants with discounts on shopping, fitn...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget AccuWeathers iPhone app may track you even if you opt out
AccuWeather on iOS might be deceiving users and violating Apple's developer terms of service, security expert Will Strafach has discovered. If you deny it access to location info, the popular app...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget AccuWeathers iPhone app may track you even if you opt out (update)
AccuWeather on iOS might be deceiving users and violating Apple's developer terms of service, security expert Will Strafach has discovered. If you deny it access to location info, the popular app...
08:01 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Netflix nabs the next film from Jason Bourne director
Netflix is causing waves on this year's film festival circuit with buzzy productions, such as Okja and Mudbound. Despite facing resistance from theatre chain owners upset with its distribution ta...
07:35 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Linksys new router puts your gaming needs before everyone elses
You might not think twice about your router (unless it crashes), but gamers looking for every edge do. For those folks, Linksys has unveiled the $300 WRT32X Gaming Router, a model it developed in coll...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Bixby assistant is finally available worldwide
Samsung has faced a tough slog getting Bixby to the masses, but now its voice assistant is accessible in more than 200 countries including the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa. It's been av...
06:30 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, August 22nd 2017
This Tuesday morning, we're still talking about the eclipse, getting a name for Google's latest version of Android and testing the best virtual assistants out there....
06:00 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget 'Cuphead' is as wondrous as it is difficult
Cuphead is a flashback in many ways. It hearkens back to the classical, hand-drawn animation style of the 1930s. And it's reminiscent of 2D, 8-bit-era platformers that were so tough, they wanted ...
05:01 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget The first Shenmue III teaser is comfortably familiar
There's plenty of big news flowing out from this year's Gamescom. Although the Xbox One X has dominated the headlines thus far, some other fan-favorite games are also vying for space at the ...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's second 'Classic' console is better, but not perfect
When Nintendo announced that the already impossible to find NES Classic Edition was going out of production, there were two reactions: outrage that the company could introduce such a popular product a...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget HP's first Omen X gaming laptop is built for overclocking
With an over-the-top gaming desktop, you expect certain things: lots of overclocking potential, expansion, a mechanical keyboard... and, of course, windows and RGB lighting to show it off. Some lapto...
12:47 am -04 - Tue, August 22, 2017
Engadget 'Life is Strange: Before the Storm' trailer showcases its story
Since Max and her time traveling powers won't be in Life is Strange's upcoming prequel, you might be wondering what to expect. Well, this new trailer out of Germany's Gamescom expo can ...
11:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget WhatsApp borrows Facebook's colorful status updates
Now you can switch your WhatsApp status update to suit your mood. You can stitch photos and videos together to make it look like Snapchat -- or you can make it look more like its parent company's...
08:33 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Google may be readying its own smart headphones
Google might be planning a foil to smarter-than-usual headphones like Apple's AirPods or the Bragi Dash line. After some sleuthing inside the Google app, the team at 9to5Google has found referenc...
07:49 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget The first new Age of Empires game in over a decade is in the works
It's been over a decade since Age of Empires III came out in 2005, but fans of the lauded RTS franchise will once again be subject to Gandhi's merciless wrath: Age of Empires IV is officiall...
07:11 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Disney Research taught AI how to judge short stories
Disney researchers have been coming up with some striking new technology lately, including a method for real-time speech animation, shared augmented reality and some creepy face-projection tech for li...
06:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Swiftly-falling snowstorms may fall at night on Mars
Certain areas of Mars develop clouds at night that drop icy rain rather quickly -- and in some areas, perhaps snow. While neither have been strictly observed, researchers have developed new computer m...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget CNN is the latest to make a daily news show for Snapchat
NBC isn't the only major US broadcaster hopping on the Snapchat daily news show bandwagon. CNN has launched The Update, a survey of events that will run in the Shows section of Snapchat's S...
05:38 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Google might launch a reborn Chromebook Pixel and smaller Home
Do you still have a Chromebook Pixel-shaped hole in your heart months after Google pulled the plug? Good news -- Google might be bringing it back. A source speaking to Android Police claims that a &qu...
05:11 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget IRS warns that tax-related phishing scams are on the rise
According to the IRS, the amount of phishing scams targeting W-2 forms rose sharply this year compared to last. In 2016, around 50 companies and organizations fell victim to such scams while during th...
04:41 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Walmart is slowly expanding its Uber-powered grocery delivery
Walmart has been testing a grocery delivery service since 2013, when it expanded from San Francisco and San Jose to the Denver market. It's been using ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to...
04:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget High-powered microscope can scan cells without destroying them
Confocal microscopes are pretty wild. The instruments can capture cell division in realtime, but the downside is the lasers in existing ones tend to fry the cells they're studying. Researchers fr...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Plex says recent policy changes don't mean it's sharing your data
Last week, the makers of media player software Plex sent an email to users informing them of a privacy policy. In effect, the new terms would remove the ability to opt-out of the software's data ...
03:39 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Cute and creepy adventure game 'Fe' hits Switch in 2018
A year ago, Electronic Arts kicked off its indie publishing program EA Originals by announcing an intriguing gem: Fe, created by studio Zoink from Gothenberg, Sweden. The wordless adventure game follo...
03:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Facebook makes Safety Check a permanent feature
Facebook is acting on its promise to make Safety Check a permanent feature. The social network is rolling out a dedicated Safety Check hub that helps you find any ongoing crisis without first being p...
03:03 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Cyberpunk shooter 'Ruiner' hits PC and consoles September 26th
When we played Ruiner during the Xbox showcase at GDC back in February, we compared it to a 3D, highly polished version of Hotline Miami. The cyberpunk-themed, top-down action game sets you up to kill...
02:46 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Oreo is officially the next name for Android
Google loves to make a big splash when it reveals the name for the latest version of Android. But the company is going all out this year, using the solar eclipse as an opportunity to reveal that Andro...
02:39 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Every NFL team is involved in EA's 'Madden' eSports tournament
You've seen conventional sports teams dip their toes in the eSports waters before, but probably not like this. EA is launching the Madden NFL Club Championship today, and it'll have officia...
02:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Researchers use encryption to keep patients DNA private
There are a lot of valid security concerns when it comes to genetic testing and keeping your genome under wraps. But researchers at Stanford University have figured out a way to keep the vast majority...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Comcast's new sports guide makes it easier to find games and scores
Comcast has made some useful tweaks to its sports guide for X1 on set-top boxes and the Xfinity Stream App just in time for the NFL preseason. On X1, the top of the sports guide now has landing pages ...
01:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Walmart may use a blimp to deploy its delivery drones
Hey, Amazon: you aren't the only one who pictures blimps full of delivery drones. Walmart has applied for a patent on "gas-filled carrier aircrafts" that would serve as airborne bases,...
01:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Watch Googles Android O event right here at 2:40PM ET
During today's solar eclipse, Google will be unveiling its latest OS, Android O. The release event and livestream will begin at 2:40 PM Eastern. "Watch the solar eclipse unveil the Android O...
01:16 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Star Wars Battlefront II' space skirmishes put Yoda in the cockpit
Star Wars: Battlefront II may have a single-player mode -- a first for the series -- but that doesn't mean multiplayer is taking a back seat. Electronic Arts showed off the large-scale, multiplay...
01:04 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Brawl in the post-apocalypse in the next 'Overwatch' map: Junkertown
We're currently enjoying Overwatch's summer event (including our favorite addition, the grilldad Soldier 76 skin) and looking forward to the recently-announced deathmatch modes coming to the...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget 'The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs' promises biggest-ever pets expansion
In the close-to-three years since its release on PC, The Sims 4 has broken down gender barriers, freed itself from the shackles of the suburbs, and even found time to cater to Mac and console gamers. ...
12:46 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Celebrate 10 years of 'BioShock' with a $200 boxset
It's hard to believe, but as of today, the extremely influential BioShock is ten years old. To commemorate the art-deco shooter's birthday, publisher 2K will release a fancy commemorative ed...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget One week with Google Assistant
I had been in a years-long relationship with Siri when my affair with the Google Assistant began. It started innocently enough. Assistant made me laugh with some silly jokes, and we played a cute game...
12:14 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget AT&T's latest tablet is basically a vehicle for DirecTV Now
AT&amp;T would really, really like you to try DirecTV Now. So much so, in fact, that it's releasing a tablet where its streaming video services are the centerpiece. The Primetime is a mostly ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Google Home's Bluetooth audio feature is available to all
Google has opened up its Home smart speaker in a big way. Today the search giant has added Bluetooth audio to the device for everyone, after teasing it back at I/O in May and slowly rolling out to sel...
11:38 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Any Tesla will soon pull your personal settings from the cloud
There aren't a lot of formalities for new Tesla feature launches -- if CEO Elon Musk decides to tweet something then it's coming, and probably soon. A case in point is new cloud-based driver...
11:19 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget A live-action reboot of The Jetsons is headed to ABC
The Jetson family is coming back to television. ABC has ordered a put pilot for a live-action reboot of the animated series, Variety reports. The show is said to be a multi-cam sitcom set 100 years in...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Scientists recreate Neptune's diamond rain using powerful lasers
While we've yet to fully explore Neptune and its fellow gas giants, scientists have a lot of theories about them based on the info we know. For instance, they believe that it rains diamonds on th...
10:41 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Formula One's eSports racing league seeks the best 'F1 2017' driver
Traditional sports squads and eSports teams partnering has been happening pretty frequently recently. But now we're seeing it happen in a big way with motorsports. Specifically, Formula One is pa...
10:20 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget 'Final Fantasy XV' coming to PC early next year
Square Enix has milked Final Fantasy XV, offering not only PS4 and Xbox One console versions, but also a (bad) free mobile game, branded Sony Walkman and even a cookbook. What it doesn't have yet...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget The solar eclipse hype is annoying, but the event is worth it
By now, it's possible that you are completely fatigued by the August 21st total solar eclipse and all the media hype surrounding it -- and it hasn't even happened yet. It seems as though eve...
09:40 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget UK says online hate crime is as serious as offline offences
The UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today laid out a renewed commitment to tackling hate crime, including making sure that online offences are being dealt with appropriately. In its public s...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Kickstarter commemorates Voyager with projects celebrating humanity
Forty years ago, the two Voyager probes were launched and to honor the anniversary, Kickstarter has created Projects of Earth -- a group of campaigns inspired by the Voyager's Golden Record that ...
09:14 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Scientists find a much faster way to classify our cells
Researchers have created a new technique for identifying cell types much quicker than ever before, a finding that could improve disease diagnoses and treatments. While there are many types of cells in...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Engadget is testing all the major AI assistants
Hardly a day goes by that we don't cover virtual assistants. If it's not news about Siri, there's some new development with Alexa, or Cortana or Google Assistant. Perhaps a new player, ...
08:31 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Elon Musk urges the UN to limit AI weapons
Elon Musk has signed his name alongside more than 100 others to ask the UN to regulate the use of autonomous weapons systems. The group of concerned engineers, many of whom are respected in the field ...
08:03 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Watch the trailer for Amazon's answer to 'Black Mirror'
Amazon Prime viewers in the US will soon be treated to the new anthology series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. As you may have guessed from its title, the show is based on the work of the illu...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Solar eclipse gives NASA a rare opportunity to study Mercury
While you're stuck on Earth during today's solar eclipse, NASA jets will be performing a tricky science experiment on the Sun and its closest companion, Mercury. A pair of them will take off...
06:10 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Barclays customers can now ask Siri to make payments for them
In today's edition of companies making it all too easy for us to spend money, Barclays has added a feature to its iOS app that will debit your account after hearing you utter but a few words. Or,...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, August 21st 2017
Welcome to Monday. The new Xbox One X is ready for pre-order, and Microsoft's talking up its features....
04:33 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget FBI reportedly advising companies to ditch Kaspersky apps
Kaspersky Lab's tussle with the US government could have ramifications for its dealings with the private sector. A new report claims the FBI has been meeting with companies to warn them of the th...
03:01 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget HTC cuts the Vive VR headset's price to $599
You knew HTC wouldn't let the Oculus Rift's price cut go unanswered for long. As of today, HTC has permanently lowered the price of the Vive headset by $200, to $599. That's still $100 ...
03:01 am -04 - Mon, August 21, 2017
Engadget Intel's eighth-gen CPUs will be more powerful than we thought
Earlier this year, we didn't expect much from Intel's upcoming eighth-generation Core processors. But at Computex in May, the company surprised us all by revealing they'll be 30 percent...
11:58 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Replacement screens can be used to hijack your phone
A new study has shown that one of the most common fixes to a stock smartphone ailment can be used to steal your data, and compromise your device. In the newly published paper, researchers from Israel&...
10:35 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Microsoft co-founder's remote vehicles find a legendary WWII ship
The USS Indianapolis played an important role in WWII history, including the delivery of parts for the atomic bombs that would eventually drop on Japan. However, it met a grim fate: not only did a Jap...
09:07 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget ICE insists it doesnt use Stingrays to track undocumented immigrants
In a letter (PDF), the acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that the agency doesn't use its Stingray mobile call-intercepting devices while enforcing immigration ...
07:36 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Prisma hopes to market its AI photo filtering tech
Prisma's machine learning photography app may not be as hot as it was in 2016, but that doesn't mean it's going away. If the developer has its way, you'll see its technology in man...
06:08 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Microsoft reveals every game enhanced for Xbox One X
Microsoft has dribbled out details of Xbox One X visual upgrades over the past couple of months, but now it's laying all its cards on the table. The company's Larry "Major Nelson" ...
06:08 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Here are all the games enhanced for Xbox One X
Microsoft has dribbled out details of Xbox One X visual upgrades over the past couple of months, but now it's laying all its cards on the table. The company's Larry "Major Nelson" ...
04:40 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Microsoft unveils 'Minecraft' edition Xbox One S
How devoted are you to Minecraft? Devoted enough that you want your console to be a living, breathing representation of the construction game? If so, you're in luck. Microsoft has unveiled a limi...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Pre-order Xbox One X in a limited Project Scorpio Edition
The rumors were true. Microsoft is marking the launch of the Xbox One X by starting pre-orders for a limited Project Scorpio Edition for the console. It'll cost the same $499 as the standard mode...
03:53 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Build your own dinosaur park in 'Jurassic World Evolution'
Did you watch Jurassic World and think that the chaos could have been avoided with better park design? You're going to get a chance to prove your theory. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier has t...
03:03 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung's Gear VR app provides help to the visually impaired
Samsung isn't just using VR headsets as a means of boosting phone sales. The company's C-Lab has launched Relumino, a Gear VR app that uses augmented reality to compensate for vision proble...
03:03 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Samsung Gear VR app provides help to the visually impaired
Samsung isn't just using VR headsets as a means of boosting phone sales. The company's C-Lab has launched Relumino, a Gear VR app that uses augmented reality to compensate for vision problem...
01:46 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Watch Microsoft's Gamescom event at 3PM Eastern
Germany's Gamescom expo may not capture as many eyeballs as E3 does, but it's still crucial to the gaming industry. The event offers a better look at the titles and hardware that you first ...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget The best ice cream maker
By Marguerite Preston and Lesley StocktonThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently...
10:59 am -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Facebook patent reveals more details about its AR glasses
Mark Zuckerberg showed off a render of the AR glasses Facebook is working on last year, but he didn't reveal a lot of details about the device. Now, we finally know a bit more about it, thanks to...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's 'IoT on Wheels'
Ben and Felix are taking part in element14's IoT on Wheels design challenge with help from a local electrical engineer, Bob Baddeley, to use ST Microelectronic's Nucleo microcontroller board...
06:33 am -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Google tests tools that encourage you to pay for news
It's no secret that Google and conventional news outlets have a fraught relationship, and that's in no small part due to the problems publishers have turning Google searchers into paying cus...
06:33 am -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Google tests tools that encourage you to pay for news (updated)
It's no secret that Google and conventional news outlets have a fraught relationship, and that's in no small part due to the problems publishers have turning Google searchers into paying cus...
01:51 am -04 - Sun, August 20, 2017
Engadget Australian courts order ISPs to block 59 pirate websites
Australian authorities will make it much harder to keep up with the latest on Game of Thrones. They're expected to crack down hard on dozens of pirate websites that serve unauthorized movies and ...
11:04 pm -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget Sorry, Amazon is canceling your 'free' Echo Dot
If you thought that free Echo Dot was too good to be true... well, you were right. Amazon is cancelling zero-cost orders for the tiny smart speaker, informing buyers that a "technical error"...
09:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' won't get more single-player content
BioWare vowed to fix Mass Effect: Andromeda's numerous teething troubles shortly after launch, but there's apparently only so much it can do. The studio has revealed that its 1.10 patch is ...
07:58 pm -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget VW's electric microbus will become a reality in 2022
When Volkswagen unveiled the ID Buzz, the assumption was that it would meet the same fate as many concept cars: it'd look good at an auto show, and promptly disappear when cold economic realities...
06:27 pm -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget Nest's sub-$200 thermostat might swap metal for plastic
The Nest thermostat's premium looks match its pretty hefty price tag, but if you're cool with a simpler version that can still do the job, you may want to wait it out. Evan Blass, a notable ...
04:59 pm -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget Uber favors former GE leader as its next CEO
Ever since Uber ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, there's been one overriding question: just who would be daring enough to replace him and salvage the ridesharing outfit's tattered reputation? At...
03:28 pm -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget Dell founder offers low-key response to Charlottesville violence
Tech giants like Apple and Intel have vocally opposed both the racist violence in Charlottesville and President Trump's equivocating response to it, but former manufacturing council member Dell h...
02:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Netflix's heroes return in 'The Defenders'
'The Defenders' IsThrilling SuperheroTeam-Up EntertainmentMark Hughes,ForbesNetflix's last Marvel series, Iron Fist, didn't quite offer the same thrills as its previous three origi...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget Logitech's PowerPlay delivers no-compromise wireless gaming mice
It's 2017 and many hardcore PC gamers are still devoted to their wired mice. Ask them why and you'll likely get two reasons: You don't have to worry about charging them, and there'...
11:00 am -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget The three TVs that made our buyer's guide
Hot on the heels of updating our buyer's guide, we have three more additions, and they're all TVs. Of all the models out there, we've edited our selection to just three: two reasonably ...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget ASUS ZenFone AR review: A 'better' Tango phone doesn't mean much
Google's Tango augmented reality technology isn't new, and its debut last year on Lenovo's Phab2 Pro left a lot to be desired. I mean, honestly, as neat as AR apps can be, an enormous p...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning!The weekend has arrived, and we're talking Twitter's problems dealing with Trump, a casual drone landing on a battleship, and the battle against hate online....
05:14 am -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be out as soon as September 15th
For a while after the Note 7 debacle, the fate of Samsung's supersized phone line was uncertain. It soon became pretty clear, though, that the Korean manufacturer isn't killing the name: Sam...
01:17 am -04 - Sat, August 19, 2017
Engadget Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept
Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 C...
11:08 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Fighting classic 'Tekken' debuts on mobile
Fighting game Tekken is coming to your smartphone screens, joining the likes of Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, South Park and some Sega Genesis titles in the ring. Maker Bandai Namco announced th...
09:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Secret World Legends expands into disaster-ridden Tokyo
The Secret World was rebooted in June as the free-to-play, shared-world RPG Secret World Legends and it just received the first of three updates that will expand the game into a "disaster-ridden ...
07:45 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Bundesliga is the latest soccer league to use video referees
MLS began using video assistant referees (VAR) earlier this month, and when the top German league began its season today, it too employed the tech. Bundesliga announced back in January that it would u...
06:32 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Fiskers luxury EV will debut in January at CES 2018
Legendary car designer Henrik Fisker has announced when we'll finally get to lay eyes on his electric luxury EMotion sedan in person. The car will debut in January at CES 2018. As Fisker told The...
05:49 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Google mobile search shows 6-second video previews
If you've searched for videos often enough on Google, you've probably had that moment where you tapped the wrong video because you weren't quite sure it was what you were looking for. ...
05:40 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Play as David Beckham in his prime in PES 2018
Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer franchise always vies with EA Sports' FIFA series for the year's best football game. To get an edge over its competitor, Konami packed new features into th...
05:09 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget China's online court heard its first case today
The Hangzhou Internet Court, a new online court in China that will hear internet-related civil cases, had its first trial today. Today's copyright infringement case was between a novelist and a w...
04:43 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Facebook opens up its Craigslist-like section to retailers
Facebook is trying to figure out what people want from Marketplace, so it's going to add a bunch of new products from real vendors in order to suss that out. "We'll kind of look and see...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Google figured out how to flawlessly remove stock-photo watermarks
Watermarks are placed on copyrighted images like stock-photos in order to keep people from using them without permission or without paying. And manually removing them requires Photoshop skills, time a...
03:51 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Microsoft could release an Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition
Microsoft used "Project Scorpio" as the code name for the Xbox One X, its powerful new gaming console set to release on November 7th. According to a couple of leaks on German website Xbox Dy...
03:45 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget The Echo Dot was free on Amazon for a hot minute
The Echo Dot, Amazon's $50 in-home assistant, was briefly free on Amazon today, thanks to an "Audible" discount that got added at checkout. The discount applied to both black and white ...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Marjorie Prime explores the limits of AI built from memories
Marjorie, 86, is dying. In her final months, she finds solace in an artificially intelligent holographic recreation of her late husband Walter, called "Walter Prime." They talk every day, re...
03:18 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Porn site offers to revive 'Sense 8' for a third season
Sense8 is one of the more creatively interesting shows available on just about any streaming service. The Wachowski-made Netflix show, now in its second and final season, tells the story of eight peop...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Options for neo-Nazis on the internet are starting to shrink
If you're an American who's ever wondered what it would be like to have had the internet and today's technology during the time of Nazi ascension in Germany, take a look around. You...
02:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Google Home guides you through Vogues 125th anniversary issue
Google's partnerships with media companies for Home add-ons goes beyond advertisements for Beauty and the Beast. For next month's 125th anniversary issue of Vogue, readers can ask Google Ass...
02:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget TCL limits its budget-friendly 4K smart TV to one size
When we picked TCL's P-Series Roku 4K Smart TV for our Buyer's and Back to School Guides, we noted a perfectly good television with an "extra-bright screen, good contrast and accurate c...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget The next 'Final Fantasy' brawler 'Dissidia NT' heads to PS4 in January
We knew that the next entry in Final Fantasy's all-star brawler Dissidia series would be coming to PS4, and a possible Amazon mishap clued us in to an end-of-2017 release. Square Enix has announc...
01:46 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Google uses machine learning to help journalists track hate
Hate crimes have sadly existed long before last weekend's tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia but tracking them has been difficult. To help fix that, the Google News Lab has partnered with...
01:18 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget USA Today teams with Instagram to livestream the solar eclipse
The USA Today Network has announced that in collaboration with Instagram, it will livestream the total solar eclipse on August 21st. The feed will feature real-time video broadcasts by journalists in ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget The best instant camera
By Erin Lodi 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, ...
12:41 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Trump announces hes elevating the role of US Cyber Command
In a statement today, President Trump announced that he's elevating the US Cyber Command to a unified combatant command, bringing it the level of others like the US European Command and the US Sp...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Netflix is using 'The Defenders' debut to hype 'The Punisher'
Marvel's latest TV series The Defenders, which brings together heroes such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, might have just debuted on Netflix, but that doesn't mean that the comic...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget The grantees of Engadgets $500,000 immersive arts program
When we launched the Alternate Realities grant program in May we had no idea what to expect. We saw a need for funding in the arts happening at just the time when new media like AR and VR were startin...
11:44 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Google Home's voice controls now work with free Spotify accounts
If you're a Google Home user without a paid Spotify account, your use of the service on Home has been limited. Up until now, Spotify has only integrated with Home for paid accounts. But at I/O, G...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Google countdown teases Android O reveal during solar eclipse
Google is capitalizing on the solar eclipse hype to tease out the latest version of Android. On Monday at 2:40 PM Eastern, the internet juggernaut says we'll "meet the next release of Androi...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Sprint plans fix for BlackBerry KEYone that reinstalls bloatware
We were pretty impressed with BlackBerry's newest smartphone, the KEYone, especially given how long the company had gone without a serious contender on the market. But it seems its US versions ca...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Everyone could soon have the powers of Doctor Octopus
Doctor Otto Octavius may have been a power-mad scientist bent on world domination and the utter ruin of his nemesis, Spider-Man, but the guy had some surprisingly cogent thoughts on prosthetics develo...
10:36 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Remember software's dearly departed with Product Graveyard
Vine. Sunrise. Google Reader. Over the years, we've seen many pieces of software thrown on the virtual garbage pile. The reasons behind their demise are numerous: Sometimes a startup is acquired,...
10:12 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Apple mulls pricey early movie rentals right after theater debut
Apple and Comcast are the latest names in the seemingly never-ending struggle to bring movies home faster. Bloomberg reports that the tech behemoth and telco, independently, are in talks with movie st...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget How to watch the eclipse, regardless of where you live
You've been hearing a lot about the eclipse, but now that it's finally almost here, do you know how you're going to view it? If you live in the contiguous US, whether you're in the...
09:44 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget LinkedIn's app can record and share video, not that you would
Picture the scene: Your boss calls a snap meeting. You, being the diligent worker, whip out your phone and start recording. Your colleagues look on in bewilderment. "What are you playing at?"...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Essential's startup advantage might come back to haunt it
"Most companies would get a stage, and we'd have lights and music and everything else," joked Andy Rubin as he addressed a group of reporters. "But that really isn't our style...
09:14 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Former Uber CEO says fraud lawsuit defies common sense
Travis Kalanick says Benchmark Capital, the Uber board member suing him for fraud, pretended to be on his side and then forced him to resign as CEO while he was vulnerable due to the death of his moth...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Essential's PH-1 strives to be more than just another Android phone
Andy Rubin rose to fame for his role in creating Android, and even after leaving Google, he couldn't quit phones completely. Now he's back with his new company, Essential, to show the world&...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget EFF warns blocking neo-Nazi sites may threaten free speech
The EFF has criticized internet providers for blocking the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, saying it violates the principals of free speech and could backfire. "We strongly believe that what ...
08:10 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget BT Sport to stream its Saturday footy results show on Twitter
Twitter has recently been the forum of choice for many weird, wannabe-viral transfer announcements, but BT will soon be taking to the social network for more serious football coverage. Just as we star...
08:01 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Self-driving truck thats built to crash comes to Colorado
Tech and automotive companies have quietly been trialing autonomous trucks since 2015. Thus far, these tests (from the likes of Daimler and Uber) have been inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed by othe...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Apple demonstrates how the iPad Pro was made for iOS 11
Apple's iPad sales were surprisingly good last quarter, but a lot of critics (including us) thought there was still no way the iPad Pro could replace a proper PC. The release of iOS 11 next month...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, August 18th 2017
This Friday morning involves car news, more smartphones with almost too many cameras and a glimpse at Tribeca's TV festival....
04:32 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Google and Deezer promise to expunge racist music, too
Google and Deezer don't want to be known as home for the hateful, racist music that Spotify started deleting earlier this week -- so both companies have pledged to follow in its footsteps. Spotif...
03:02 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Surface app shows accessory battery levels
Microsoft's Surface ecosystem now includes a lot of Bluetooth peripherals, including the Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, Surface Pen, Surface Dial, Surface Arc Mouse and others. Most of those ar...
01:36 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget 'Galaxy Quest' Amazon TV series back on with a new writer
Galaxy Quest, the cult movie beloved by sci-fi fans for its gentle mocking of, well, sci-fi fans, is back on track as a rebooted TV series for Amazon, THR reports. The revival was originally revealed ...
01:36 am -04 - Fri, August 18, 2017
Engadget 'Galaxy Quest' Amazon TV series back on track with a new writer
Galaxy Quest, the cult movie beloved by sci-fi fans for its gentle mocking of, well, sci-fi fans, is back on track as a rebooted TV series for Amazon, THR reports. The revival was originally revealed ...
10:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Monster's headphones get their own voice assistant
Monster's latest team-up isn't with another star athlete or fellow accessory-maker: it's with music platform Speak Music Inc., which is lending the company its voice assistant named Mel...
09:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos
AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty close....
08:11 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning voice-control tech
Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Studen...
07:13 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Quake Champions isnt finished, but you can play it August 22nd
Been green with envy over your pals playing the Quake Champions closed beta? Time to stop being jealous and start working on your rocket jumping because the classic shooter's revival is moving to...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Lean back and watch the eclipse...from your Volvo
On Monday, lots of people are going to head outside and check out the first total solar eclipse to be viewable in the contiguous US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast one in nearly a century. But...
05:56 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget YouTube music head says company pays higher royalties than Spotify
Making a living from streaming royalties is tough for music artists, and YouTube has had one of the worst reputations in the music industry for a while. Even Lyor Cohen, the current head of YouTube Mu...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $50 on Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro tablet
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...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Voting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter records
Cybersecurity firm UpGuard has discovered that personal information from over 1.8 million Chicago residents was unintentionally exposed by voting machine supplier Election Systems &amp; Software (...
04:39 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Skypes new look arrives on the desktop in preview form
Skype is making a preview version of its new desktop design available for users to try out. Available today, Mac and non-Windows 10 PC users can download Skype Preview and see the new features that ar...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Facebook demotes video clickbait posts to improve your feeds
In a bid to promote "authentic communication," Facebook will now demote clickbait stories that present static images as video along with images with fake playback buttons in them. While the ...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget BMWs redesigned 8 Series is cleaner, more aggressive
At the Monterey Car Week BMW just unveiled two new concept vehicles. Both are previews of planned production models of the Series 8 and Z4 Roadster. If the versions you'll find on the forecourt a...
03:51 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget OkCupid just banned a white supremacist for life
OkCupid is the latest company to kick white supremacists off of its platform. In a tweet today, the dating service said that it found out Chris Cantwell -- the fascist featured in Vice News' Char...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Congressmen call for investigation of FCC cyberattack claims
The FCC has claimed that the site it uses to collect public comment on its plans to roll back net neutrality rules was taken down by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack instead of crippled b...
03:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget An iOS 11 feature can quickly disable Touch ID
Law enforcement authorities have been at odds with the legal system and mobile companies when it comes to gaining access to citizens' phones. One of the more notable instances was the FBI's ...
02:57 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget 'Volume' developer launches a surprise, bite-sized sci-fi game
Subsurface Circular came out of nowhere.Well, that's not entirely true. Mike Bithell, the developer behind Thomas Was Alone and Volume, tweeted a prescient question in April, asking followers if ...
02:51 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget YouTubes live TV service is available in half of all US homes
While other services, including Hulu, PlayStation Vue and SlingTV, have been available for a while now, YouTube TV is catching up fast. Launched in April to five basic metropolitan areas, the company ...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget How 'We Happy Few' plans to avoid the pitfalls of 'No Man's Sky'
The 1960s dystopia of We Happy Few will hit Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on April 13th, 2018, thanks to Compulsion Games and Gearbox, the studio best known for Borderlands. You're not hallucina...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget fuboTV recruits CBS to take on cordcutter rivals
Folks generally cut the cable cord to save money, but fragmentation means you might have to subscribe to more than one service. Case in point is fuboTV, which focused on international soccer (football...
02:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget CBS now available on sports and live TV streamer fuboTV
Folks generally want to cut the cable cord to save money, but fragmentation means you might have to subscribe to more than one service. Case in point is fuboTV, which focused on international soccer w...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Twitch can filter streamers by their 'Overwatch' hero of choice
Overwatch and Hearthstone fans will now find it easier to discover livestreams most relevant to them after Twitch introduced new channel filtering options for the popular Blizzard titles. From today, ...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Reddit is letting some users upload video right to the site
Reddit has grown and maintained its internet prominence by staying simple, meaning it has to be cautious about introducing new features (its users, erm, aren't fans of change). Last year, the pla...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Reply to Instagram messages with pictures and video
Instagram users have a new means of expressing themselves via direct messages as of Thursday. They can now reply to shared Direct posts with images and video of their own....
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Tribecas TV Festival aims to be a curator for televisions golden age
A lot has changed since the Tribeca Film Festival debuted in 2002. Netflix and Amazon, for instance, hadn't even launched their video-streaming services -- and now they're both two of the bi...
01:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget 'Splatoon 2' Switch bundle is a $380 Walmart exclusive
In case you've been holding off on picking up a Nintendo Switch until it had a pack-in game, you're in luck. Nintendo has announced that it's releasing a special Splatoon 2 version of t...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Loupedeck's hands-on controls make you better at Lightroom
Adobe's Lightroom can do wondrous things to photos, but fiddling with a mouse can impede your speed and creativity. This is where a product called Loupedeck comes in. It's a control panel de...
12:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget World of Tanks adds single-player campaigns on August 22nd
The multi-player competitive game World of Tanks is getting its first single-player campaign mode next week. On August 22nd, Wargaming will release War Stories -- episodic gameplay that users can expe...
12:35 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget PS4s next update finally lets you squelch notifications during movies
We knew a few things PlayStation 4 owners would be getting with the system's next big software update thanks to a leak last week. But it goes beyond enabling PS4 Plus owners to stream on Twitch i...
12:15 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Turner's sports service will be the home of Champions League soccer
Not to be outdone by ESPN, Turner Broadcasting has announced a sports streaming service of its own next year. And to start, it's partnering with UEFA on a three-year deal to stream Champions and ...
12:07 pm -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is up for pre-order through Sprint
Starting today, Essential Phone is available for pre-order from Sprint -- the exclusive carrier of the smartphone. While the phone is compatible with all major networks and can be purchased unlocked f...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Hyundai shifts focus from fuel cell cars to EVs
Fuel cell champion Hyundai is changing direction with its product strategy, announcing that it will now focus on electric vehicles. The shift comes after Tesla and other electric vehicle manufacturers...
11:29 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Samsung, Foxconn back 'Kiss' high-speed wireless transfer tech
Samsung, Foxconn and other smartphone industry firms are backing a new standard that would let you wirelessly download large files in seconds. Called "Kiss," it was developed by a company ca...
11:14 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Shazam brings its music-recognition skills to Samsung TVs
Samsung and Shazam have partnered up to put an end to the head-scratching torment of hearing an unidentifiable song on TV. Samsung's newest update for its 2017 smart TV platform will give viewers...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Facebook shut down an internal forum because of harassment
Last year Facebook was home to an internal forum spouting sexist and racist comments, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider. The forum, called FB Anon, was set up in May...
10:46 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Google tests a version of its Search app for data-lacking locales
Google is testing a lite version of its search app in Indonesia, according to reports from Android Police. The company placed ads on Facebook in the country inviting users to try out the app, which is...
10:31 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Twitter livestream will chase the eclipse across the US
Twitter is teaming up with The Weather Channel to live-stream the eclipse. But, this isn't just any live video feed, oh no. After all, Twitter's competing for your attention with the likes o...
10:17 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget LG V30 leak shows a refined, almost bezel-free phone
We already knew that LG's incoming V30 smartphone would have one of the best cameras on the market, face and voice unlocking, a 6-inch, 18:9 OLED screen and high-end specs. Now we can see the exa...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Self-healing polymers make for tougher soft robots
Robotic teams around the world are working on soft robots, because some situations call for a touch gentler than what a rigid machine can give. They can squish into tight locations for search-and-resc...
09:55 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget AT&T offers new DirecTV Now customers a free Apple TV, again
AT&amp;T's offered plenty of goodies to entice customers into subscribing to DirecTV Now in the past. But, if a year's worth of HBO or a free Roku box wasn't enough to lure you in, ...
09:44 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget AT&T offers new DirecTV Now customers a free Apple TV, again
AT&amp;T's offered plenty of goodies to entice customers into subscribing to DirecTV Now in the past. But, if a year's worth of HBO or a free Roku box wasn't enough to lure you in, ...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget What does a fancy toothbrush tell me about myself?
Last month, I finally caved. After weeks of seeing the same ad in my Instagram feed over and over again, I did something I thought I would never do: I bought something directly from the app. It was a ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget This Infiniti EV defies all logic, but you will want it anyway
We rarely buy cars based on logic. It's usually about the emotional reaction to a vehicle: How it looks, how it drives and the way it makes us feel when we're seen behind the wheel often sea...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget 'Collegiate Rocket League' is invading campuses this fall
The world of competitive gaming has broken out of livestreams and plugged itself into network television. These days, eSports sit alongside traditional sports and popular TV shows on networks ranging ...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Xfinity Mobile arrives to all of Comcast's markets
If you're using Comcast's Xfinity internet service anywhere in the US, you can now get on the company's Xfinity Mobile service, too. Just over four months after it was first revealed, C...
07:20 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Electric Jukebox has a new music streaming karaoke machine
You might recall the Electric Jukebox, a wand-style microphone and streaming stick that let you sing along to a Spotify-style music catalog at home. The company is still around &mdash; in fact, ac...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Newton is the rare email app that works great on both Windows and Mac
There are plenty of good third-party Windows email apps out there, but not many of them work across all the platforms you might use. If you're the type of person who jumps between macOS and Windo...
06:30 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, August 17th 2017
Hey, good morning! This Thursday, Nokia is returning to the flagship phone fight, neo-Nazi sites struggle to find a place on the web and HBO's woes continue....
06:15 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget EE TV gets voice controls thanks to Amazons Alexa
While Vodafone has long abandoned its dreams of a TV service, rival network EE is pressing on with its strange Freeview-bundled-with-some-on-demand-apps box. The hardware now supports Alexa, Amazon�...
05:49 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget ASUS goes dual-camera crazy for its ZenFone 4 series
ASUS' smartphone division was unusually quiet back at Computex a couple of months ago, but now we know why. Today, the Taiwanese company unveiled its ZenFone 4 smartphone line with not one, but f...
05:43 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Twitter livestream will chase the eclipse across the US
Twitter is teaming up with The Weather Channel to live-stream the eclipse. But, this isn't just any live video feed, oh no. After all, Twitter's competing for your attention with the likes o...
05:41 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget LG V30 leak shows a refined, almost bezel-free phone
We already knew that LG's incoming V30 smartphone would have one of the best cameras on the market, face and voice unlocking, a 6-inch, 18:9 OLED screen and high-end specs. Now we can see the exa...
05:36 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Self-healing polymers make for tougher soft robots
Robotic teams around the world are working on soft robots, because some situations call for a touch gentler than what a rigid machine can give. They can squish into tight locations for search-and-resc...
05:02 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Twitch starts its retro 'Starcade' marathon on August 28th
Twitch has nailed down the start of its Starcade marathon... and unlike many of its other marathons, it won't just involve playing episodes back to back. It'll stream the arcade-themed game ...
03:25 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget HBO hacking woes continue: this time on social media
HBO just can't catch a break. The cable network got hacked again, though this time, the perpetrators targeted its social media accounts. A hacker group called OurMine took over the company's...
03:03 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Roku clamps down on pirate channels
When Roku introduced private channels, it meant them as a way for developers to try their content before setting it loose in public. Well, that's not quite how it panned out: pirates have been us...
01:27 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Tim Cook condemns 'repulsive' racist violence in Charlottesville (update)
Tim Cook made his stance about Charlottesville clear enough by tweeting out that "violence and racism have no place in America" as the tragic events were unfolding. This internal letter sent...
01:01 am -04 - Thu, August 17, 2017
Engadget Google Maps Q&A section is going live around the globe
If you're looking up a new place you've never been to before, look for Google's new feature -- it could give you a better idea of what it's like. The big G has started rolling out ...
11:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Microsoft delays Crackdown 3 until 2018
Microsoft has delayed the much-anticipated heroic brawler Crackdown 3 until Spring 2018. The sandbox brawler was previously scheduled to come out this November alongside the launch of the Xbox One X, ...
10:46 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Squarespace pulls hate sites from its web hosting service
The post-Charlottesville crackdown on internet hate speech is expanding at a very rapid pace. Squarespace, the web design and hosting service, has revealed to The Verge that it's removing a "...
10:01 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Ford patents removable wheel and pedals for future autonomous cars
Lawmakers have cautiously supported automakers' experiments with self-driving vehicles, but they've been split on whether cars need a steering wheel at all times in case humans need to take ...
09:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Motorola designed a phone screen that repairs itself
Motorola doesn't just want to make phone screens that are shatter-resistant... if it has its way, what cracks that do show up could be fixed on the spot. It recently applied for a patent on a pho...
08:26 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Zooming photos is finally a thing for image-driven Pinterest
Pinterest is adding a couple of new features to help you get more use out of it. First, the app now (finally) allows you to pinch to zoom in on Pins, which it said in a blog post is one of its most re...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Horror adventure The Black Mirror revived for modern gamers
Despite being released long after the point-and-click game genre's heyday, 2003's The Black Mirror became a gothic horror hit long before the unrelated British sci-fi anthology show. THQ Nor...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Apple starts removing Apple Pay from white nationalist sites
Apple has suspended support for Apple Pay on a handful of websites selling white-supremacy clothing and accessories, joining a cascade of technology companies currently cutting off hate groups online....
06:54 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Meet Jon Hamm's latest character in AR before the movie debuts
Jon Hamm and Lois Smith take on the future of personal assistants in Marjorie Prime, a movie set to release on August 18th. Co-starring Tim Robbins and Geena Davis, the film explores Marjorie's f...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget iDevice dimmer switches work with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri
Using your voice to control things around your home is one of the cooler aspects of the future we live in. But, unless you have the right phone or smart speaker, that functionality can be crippled or ...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Spotify removes hate bands from its streaming library
You can add Spotify to the growing list of companies taking a stand against hateful, racist content. In the last few days we've seen Google and GoDaddy cancel a white supremacist website domain, ...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Start Genesis luxury cars with your voice and Google Assistant
Hyundai definitely isn't limiting Google Assistant support to its mainstream cars. Its upscale Genesis brand has introduced Google Assistant support that gives you voice control over your vehicl...
04:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Dating app Badoo adds video chat to help you filter out creeps
Dating apps have been slow to adopt video functionality. Big shot Tinder bought a video service in February but hasn't announced plans to add its functionality, while Hinge just included user-mad...
04:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Twitter suspends account used for 'Daily Stormer' updates
The white supremacist website Daily Stormer keeps popping up, and like a bad game of whack-a-mole, the internet keeps trying to rid itself of the stain. Web hosting company GoDaddy dumped the domain i...
04:07 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget US regulators recall refurbished Galaxy Note 4 batteries
The Galaxy Note line is having problems again. Don't worry, this is not a Note 7-level emergency. And the issues aren't Samsung's fault or even associated with the original phone model....
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Lowes Iris smart home system can connect to your Nest thermostat
Home improvement retailer Lowe's continues to update its Iris smart home system. Originally released in 2014, it added mobile set up, remote monitoring and subscription-based emergency services t...
03:24 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Jawbone's medical plans included a heart attack warning bracelet
Now that Jawbone is making the move from consumer wearables to medical devices, just what is it up to? Bloomberg's sources might have an idea. They've obtained investment pitch documents fro...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Trump dissolves two advisory councils, one of which already disbanded
After a conference call today organized by Stephen Schwarzman -- Blackstone CEO and head of the president's Strategic and Policy Forum -- the advisory council decided that the best thing to do in...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Nokia got a lot right with its first Android flagship
"Nokia" and "return" are two words that have been forever glued together since I joined Engadget six years ago. Over the past decade or so, this publication has talked plenty about...
02:33 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Neo-nazi website Daily Stormer briefly resurfaces with Russian domain (updated)
After being rejected by both GoDaddy and Google, neo-Nazi publication The Daily Stormer resurfaced today with a Russian domain extension. As Vox reports, Stormer's efforts to secure a Chinese hos...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Twitters dilemma: What to do with Trump
"My use of Twitter is not presidential," said President Donald Trump on Twitter last month, before adding the kicker in emphatic all caps: "it's MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL."Yet n...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Twitters dilemma: What to do with Trump?
"My use of Twitter is not presidential," said President Donald Trump on Twitter last month, before adding the kicker in emphatic all caps: "it's MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL."Yet n...
02:17 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Researchers create more efficient supercapacitor to power wearables
Supercapacitors offer a lot of advantages over batteries when it comes to energy storage. They can store a lot more of it, they can take on or transmit energy much more quickly and they typically last...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Facebook helps you celebrate birthdays with videos and fundraising
Whether you're a fan of Facebook's birthday-centric features or not, it's still pretty handy to know when your buddy's next celebration day is so you can mark the occasion. The soc...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Tribeca's new TV festival highlights streaming and VR shows
The Tribeca Film Festival is no stranger to embracing technology as a creative tool, and that's true now that it's branching out into episodic video. Tribeca is hosting its first TV Festiva...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Your timely reminder: Not all hacking requires a computer
The public perception of hacking involves a shadowy figure in a hoodie hunched over a laptop, tapping furiously while a waterfall of glowing green text fills the screen. Also they're probably lis...
01:14 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Microsoft Research uses AI to help drones soar like eagles
Microsoft is looking to the skies for its next round of AI inspiration. Specifically, Redmond's Research division is using the birds that capture columns of warm air to glide around without expen...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Google Home voice calling starts rolling out today
Google Home is getting a big upgrade today: The smart speaker can now place voice calls, no cellphone needed. This feature was first announced back at Google I/O in May, but it's now ready to rol...
12:41 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile boosts coverage with the first 600MHz LTE network
That cellular equipment you see above may not look like much, but don't dismiss it too quickly -- it could be crucial to the future of wireless data. T-Mobile has switched on the world's fir...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Google adds allergy forecast info to mobile search results
One antihistamine or two? Google is making sure hay fever sufferers can answer that question in double quick time, thanks to the new addition of pollen measurements in search results. Plug an allergy-...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Google Docs version tracking makes collaboration easier
Since adopting the G Suite moniker in September, Google has been steadily beefing up Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Whereas, in the past its updates have targeted select sets of users (like one-tap citatio...
11:37 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Shonins wearable Streamcam simplifies personal security
In times like these, you learn to keep yourself safe with what you have on hand. Whether that's broadcasting to Facebook Live, Periscope or Instagram, people have been using their phones to captu...
11:13 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Protests supporting fired Google employee have been postponed
The multi-city Google protests organized by alt-right conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec have been called off for now. Posobiec began planning the protests after James Damore was fired by Google for ci...
10:59 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Optical laser uses shockwaves to peer inside distant planets
Scientists at SLAC's National Accelerator Laboratory are able to peer even further into space thanks to an improved optical laser. The laser uses shockwaves to create high pressure conditions in ...
10:42 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget The Essential Phone is finally shipping next week
Ex-Android boss Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will start shipping next week, at least in one color, according to an email spotted by 9 to 5 Google. "As shipment of your Pure White device is s...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget ESPN's Apple TV app streams four live feeds at once
Just in time for football season, ESPN updated its Apple TV app to include a handy new feature for sports fans. Thanks to tvOS MultiCast, you can now watch up to four live streams at once across all o...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget 'Hope Floats' is a seaborne bot that spams lawmakers with calls
On a plain white wall at a large Brooklyn gallery, a seemingly old-fashioned phone booth sits about five feet off the ground. The words "Hope Floats" are painted in white on the black box, w...
09:42 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows
Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times. In June, the compan...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Yet another 'Game of Thrones' episode has leaked
When you have the world's most popular show, keeping a lid on new episodes is tough, apparently. After Game of Thrones' fourth episode hit torrent sites due to a leak from HBO partner Star I...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Google offers Lunar Xprize finalists an extra $4.75 million
It's been almost 10 years since Google and Xprize launched their lunar spacecraft challenge, and they're giving the final contenders more incentive to cross the finish line. The partners are...
08:55 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Amazon's Alexa can now steer exoskeletons
Exoskeletons don't come cheap and they're not one size fits all, making them a daunting prospect for the average buyer. But, some companies are working towards changing that. In December, Hy...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Intels self-driving supergroup brings Fiat Chrysler into the fold
Intel's self-driving supergroup has added another member to the team: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The partnership, which already includes BMW, Intel and Mobileye, has ambitious plans to get ...
08:01 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget AMC wants to opt out of MoviePass' one-movie-a-day deal
You and your friends might be thrilled at MoviePass' new $10-a-month subscription service, but AMC sure isn't. According to Variety and Deadline, the theater chain is trying to find a way to...
07:02 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Barack Obama breaks the record for most-liked Tweet
Barack Obama's August 13th tweet promoting racial and religious tolerance has become the most liked of all time, Twitter says. The message -- apparently in response to the death of a woman at Cha...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, August 16th 2017
Welcome to Wednesday! Virtually creep inside Kendall Jenner's closet, watch a drone chill on the UK's biggest warship and hear about a smart-lock update that bricked said locks. Whoops....
05:35 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Facebooks AI suggestions come to Messenger in the UK
According to Facebook, chatbots were going to change the way we get things done. Users were meant to be able to to buy flowers, order fast food and check in with their bank without ever having to leav...
05:00 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget 'Micromotors' alter your gut's chemistry to safely deliver medicine
There's a reason diabetics can't take their insulin orally (for the time being): stomach acid is super effective at dissolving it and similar large proteins, like antibiotics. But rather tha...
04:10 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget BT to remove half of the UK's remaining telephone boxes
With the majority of Britons now carrying a smartphone in their pocket, demand for static, boring telephone boxes has dwindled. A small number of them have been repurposed, turned into tiny offices, W...
03:58 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Google's Pixel 2 may also borrow HTC's squeeze controls
It's been widely rumoured that HTC and LG will be handling manufacturing duties for Google's Pixel 2 and the next Pixel XL respectively. And, it seems both brands are keen to put their stamp...
02:50 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget Google Home Preview Program is now available to everyone
If you like being on the bleeding edge and aren't afraid of a few bugs, the Google Home Preview Program is now available to anyone who wants to sign up, as 9 to 5 Google noticed recently. If you&...
12:56 am -04 - Wed, August 16, 2017
Engadget AltspaceVR is keeping its virtual hangout open
AltspaceVR might have just saved its virtual world at the 11th hour, because the company is halting its plans to shut down. According to a new post by the team, AltspaceVR isn't closing down and ...
10:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Now Alexa can do your bidding through Ultimate Ears' speakers
Alexa keeps making its way to non-Amazon devices recently, such as Anker's Dot clone and HTC's U11 phone. Now, it's gracing two more devices with its presence: Ultimate Ears' Boom ...
08:46 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget SteelSeries' new keyboard ensures you never miss a Discord alert
SteelSeries is known for precision products, claiming its recent mouse has such a high level of tracking that on-screen characters matched its movements on a 1:1 scale, a much-wanted milestone from eS...
08:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Intel's second 10-nanometer chip architecture is Ice Lake
Intel still hasn't shipped its first 10-nanometer processors, but that isn't stopping it from teasing the next batch. The company's codename page has revealed Ice Lake, a series of chi...
07:16 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Reddit ban hate groups in wake of Charlottesville
It's not just domain registrars and game chat services that are cracking down on neo-Nazis in the wake of the racism-fuelled violence in Charlottesville. Facebook and Reddit have both confirmed t...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Blow stuff up and fight evil as Agents of Mayhem on console and PC
In the age of online-only Overwatch, you might think to yourself, 'I'd love this hero shooter stuff if it was in a single-player campaign.' You might want a game that had great cartoony...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget D&D's revamped RPG companion site is live
Back in March, Wizards of the Coast announced a new digital toolset for Dungeons &amp; Dragons that would eliminate the agony of paperwork in the pen-and-paper game. Players can still gather aroun...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Vudu movie streaming comes to Apple TV on August 22nd
It's not just Amazon that's bringing an arguably overdue video service to the Apple TV in the near future. After a tease in June, Vudu has announced that its streaming movie service will co...
05:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget FrontRow is the latest wearable livestreaming camera
The latest wearable camera to hit the market comes from mesh WiFi product maker Ubiquiti Networks. The FrontRow camera is a small device that can be worn on a lanyard around the neck or clipped on and...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Intel's diversity report shows slow growth for women and minorities
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich condemned hate speech and white supremacy on Twitter after the horrifying events in Charlottesville this weekend. On Monday, he resigned from Trump's American Manufacturi...
04:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget EVE: Valkyrie wont require VR come September
EVE: Valkyrie was one of the first games Oculus used to show off one of its Rift prototypes, and since 2014, the game has been associated exclusively with virtual reality. That's changing. The ga...
03:47 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget 'Hamilton' battles ticket bots with a hand from Ticketmaster
The people behind Hamilton aren't just counting on laws to combat ticket bots -- they're enlisting the help of the ticket providers as well. Ticketmaster has revealed that it will use its re...
03:25 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Atari partners with LGBT Media to make more inclusive games
Atari is making good on its promise to stake part of its strategy on LGBTQ apps. The company has formed a partnership with LGBT Media, the company behind the social app LGBTQutie, to reach more of the...
03:04 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget UPS will use VR to train its student delivery drivers
UPS is about to give its student delivery drivers a whole new training setup. Soon the shipping company will teach a new class how to navigate city streets and avoid hazards in a VR simulator using of...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook is making the News Feed easier to navigate
Over the next few weeks, Facebook will be introducing a few updates to its News Feed on desktop and mobile that make it clearer and easier to navigate. First, comments within a post are going to look ...
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Instagram tidies up comment sections with threaded responses
Instagram doesn't care if you see all your friends' posts in chronological order. But it does want you interacting with the month-old photos its algorithm picks to appear above and below mor...
02:04 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook Camera adds GIFs, colorful text and the ability to go live
Facebook is beefing up its Camera functionality with a trio of Snapchat- and Instagram Live-inspired updates. Starting today, iOS and Android users have the ability to go live, create GIFs and share c...
01:44 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Nielsen ratings give credit for Facebook, YouTube and Hulu views
Media ratings giant Nielsen announced today that publishers will now get credit for digital video content aired on Facebook, Hulu and YouTube. "Through capturing this audience, Nielsen is providi...
01:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget MoviePass $9.95 unlimited deal is one movie a day
Going to the movies isn't cheap and MoviePass wants to fix that. The company has just announced a $9.95 no contract subscription plan that'll grant subscribers access to one movie per day in...
01:14 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Googles latest Daydream VR series puts you in Kendall Jenners closet
The latest Google Daydream series will give you a VR look into the closets of supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Cindy Crawford. The series -- aptly called Supermodel Closets -- was made in partnersh...
01:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Stream Sling TV on the web from the comforts of Chrome
Today, the popular live TV streaming service Sling announced a new browser-based player for Google Chrome. The feature is in beta but it's available to all current Sling users....
12:38 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Uber agrees to 20 years of user privacy audits in FTC settlement
Uber has come under fire more than once for failing to protect privacy, and now it's facing the consequences. The ridesharing outfit has settled with the US' Federal Trade Commission over al...
12:17 pm -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Target's Prime Pantry competitor expands to Denver and Dallas
Amazon may have introduced Instant Pickup today, but Target has news of its own. Yesterday, we reported that Target had purchased Grand Junction, a same-day delivery company. Now, the company has anno...
11:58 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Kanos latest DIY kit turns motion into code
DIY computer company Kano has released another brightly-coloured addition to its learn-to-code arsenal: a motion sensor kit. The standalone product comes with the Kano App to teach would-be coders how...
11:38 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Google sees a future in wearable-free health monitoring
Google and its Alphabet parent haven't been shy about their interest in digital health, and now they're taking that curiosity in an unusual but potentially very helpful direction. GeekWire ...
11:18 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Tech companies want user data protected from warrantless searches
Late last night, a bevy of tech companies -- including Apple, Google, Verizon, Twitter and Facebook -- filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of Carpenter v. United St...
11:03 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Smart locks rendered dumb by automatic update fail
Making dumb things smart can have its benefits, but adding complexity to once-simple devices can also lead to unforeseen problems. It's a lesson smart lock maker LockState is all too aware of, af...
10:51 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Google Allo finally offers web chat, but it's only for Android users
Allo, Google's beleaguered chat app that arrived on the iPhone and Android devices last year, finally has a web counterpart. Just a few minutes ago, Amit Fulay (head of product for Allo and video...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Amazon Instant Pickup service gives you orders in 2 minutes
Amazon's Prime Now usually does the job if you need something in a hurry, but what if you can't even afford to wait a couple of hours? If you happen to live in the right city, you might have...
10:35 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget GoFundMe shuts down campaigns for Charlottesville suspect
Crowdfunding platforms are taking a no-tolerance approach to campaigns raising money in support of James Fields, the man accused of driving a car into protesters at a white-supremacist rally in Charlo...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget LinkedIn cant block scrapers from monitoring user activity
Your LinkedIn activity could soon be used to keep tabs on you at work. On Monday, a US federal judge ruled that the Microsoft-owned social network cannot block a startup from accessing public data. Th...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Samsung's latest portable SSD can handle RAW 4K video
We keep hearing about obtuse terms like "96-layer" and "V-NAND" for flash storage tech, but what does that mean for actual products? Samsung has given us a concrete answer with its...
09:44 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Neil Gaiman's 'Good Omens' Amazon miniseries has its stars
Good Omens, Amazon's upcoming six-part mini-series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name, will star Michael Sheen and David Tennant, Variety reports. It's th...
09:44 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Neil Gaiman's 'Good Omens' Amazon miniseries has its stars (update)
Good Omens, Amazon's upcoming six-part mini-series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name, will star Michael Sheen and David Tennant, Variety reports. The new show...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget The Future IRL: Robot farmers do the dirty work
The US is facing an agricultural worker shortage, along with aging farm owners, at the same time it juggles demand in food from a global population boom. If we're being blunt, those elements adde...
09:14 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget $550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab
Smartphones can now be used as laboratory-grade medical testing devices thanks to new kit designed by the University of Illinois. The transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer attaches to a sm...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Android phones can now open Schlage's premium smart lock
Android users in search of a smart lock now have another option available to them. On top of its existing iOS (and HomeKit) support, Schlage is adding compatibility for Google's OS to its top-of-...
08:29 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Facebook Marketplace makes its way to 17 European countries
If you're looking for stuff to buy online, check out Facebook Marketplace -- it might now be available in your country. The social network has expanded the presence of its eBay and Craigslist riv...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Riot Games loses 'League of Legends' lawsuit to retired soccer star
A Dutch court has ruled that developer Riot Games must pay former Netherlands midfielder Edgar Davids for using his likeness in League of Legends. According to the ruling, a championship skin used in ...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget DJI drones are getting an offline mode for secret flights
Chinese manufacturer DJI is adding a local data mode to its drones. Once enabled, the new feature will stop the company's apps from collecting user data (such as photos, videos, and flight logs)....
07:00 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Qualcomm's new depth-sensing camera is surprisingly effective
Dual cameras are so pass&eacute;. Qualcomm is getting ready to define the next generation of cameras for the Android ecosystem. It's adding three new camera modules to its Spectra Module Prog...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, August 15th 2017
Hey, good morning! What happened? DeLorean's making a flying car, that's what. Well, it has a render and plans. There's also a ready-for-swimming wearable for Samsung and Mewtwo wants t...
05:11 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget A drone landed on Britain's biggest warship and nobody cared
The Pentagon has already approved a policy giving military bases the right to shoot down drones that get too close. A lot of other countries' governments and militaries, however, are still in the...
04:02 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Aetna may offer customers a free Apple Watch as a perk
Health insurer Aetna is already giving its workers free Apple Watches (plus a handful of regular customers), but it now looks ready to expand those bonuses to everyone. CNBC sources understand that Ae...
02:33 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Blizzard isn't ditching the Battle.net name after all
Some fans got sad when they heard that Blizzard plans to ditch the Battle.net name after two decades online. Others shrugged it off: it's new name doesn't matter anyway. It's always goi...
01:20 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Peter Dinklage film Rememory hits Google Play on August 24th
If you're going to get sad once Game of Thrones ends its current short season at the end of August, there's a little glimmer of hope: The show's star Peter Dinklage has a movie coming o...
12:15 am -04 - Tue, August 15, 2017
Engadget Intel CEO Brian Krzanich drops out of Trump council
Intel chief Brian Krzanich condemned hate speech and white supremacy on Twitter following the horrific events in Charlottesville this weekend. For a while, though, it wasn't clear whether he'...
10:34 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Target buys same-day delivery company to battle Amazon
A couple of months ago, Target took on Amazon's Prime Pantry services with its own version: Restock. The retailer's new service undercut Amazon by a dollar for a 45-pound box full of goodies...
09:36 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget DOJ demands info on 1.3M visitors to protest-organizing website
A month ago, the Department of Justice served a warrant (PDF) to Dreamhost regarding one of its clients. This is routine for law enforcement to make such requests, the website hosting service said in ...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Google hires a legendary Apple engineer to tackle AI
Legendary programmer Chris Lattner has had a roller coaster of a year. He left Apple (where he developed the Swift programming language) to help build Tesla's Autopilot technology, only to leave...
07:47 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook adds a link to Trending News in the app's main menu
The redesigned Trending Topics section of Facebook is now called Trending News and the updates to this feature -- which were announced in May -- are now available to most US users on both iOS and Andr...
07:04 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Samsung's next Gear Fit will track your swimming
We liked Samsung's Gear Fit 2, but it had its limits. You couldn't use it to track your swimming, for starters. It's a good thing, then, that well-known leaker Evan Blass claims to ha...
06:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Snapchat can stitch multiple Snaps into one concert video
If you aren't able to see your favorite performer on stage, don't worry -- random Snapchat users will help you out. The app's newest feature, Crowd Surf, stitches together snaps of the ...
05:59 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Gaming chat app Discord starts shutting down racist accounts
Google and GoDaddy aren't the only internet companies dumping racists in light of the violence in Charlottesville. The team behind the gaming chat app Discord has shut down both accounts "a...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Pandora appoints Sling TV's Roger Lynch as CEO
It's been a rough year for Pandora. The service followed its relaunch as an on-demand streaming service by looking to get bought, but soon closed shop in Australia and New Zealand and got sued by...
05:07 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Sea lions are getting sick from toxic algae blooms
Sea lions off of the coast of California are getting very sick and it's because of increased blooms of toxic algae. The algae release a chemical called domoic acid and when sea lions eat fish tha...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Netflix snags an Alan Arkin, Michael Douglas comedy series
Netflix may have lost Disney, but it has been bringing in a ton of big names the past couple of weeks. The latest project to be announced is a comedy series starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. En...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget LG's V30 will unlock when it recognizes your face or voice
Until your phone or tablet is set up just the way you want it, a brand new device feels kind of foreign. With the V30, LG is giving you more options for making the phone your own. You can match haptic...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Alleged Microsoft memo says Surface reliability issues are fixed
Last week, Consumer Reports removed its "recommended" rating from four of Microsoft's Surface laptops and tablets, citing reliability concerns: 25 percent of the 90,000 users they surve...
03:43 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget UK cybersecurity researcher pleads not guilty to malware charges
Marcus Hutchins, the British cyber security researcher who won attention for helping to halt the spread of the WannaCry malware program earlier this year, has just entered a plea of not guilty for a s...
03:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Google cancels neo-Nazi site's registration in a matter of hours
If the white supremacists at Daily Stormer thought they were going to get a warm reception from other web service providers after GoDaddy gave them the boot, they were clearly mistaken. Google says it...
03:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Google is reportedly testing a long overdue UI update for Calendar
Google Calendar might finally be getting a much needed update. The Next Web is reporting that some users' Calendars have a whole new user interface that's seemingly based on Google's Ma...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Softlab transforms 'empty' space with light and mirrors
Recently, Engadget visited The Lab, HP's trippy art exhibition incongruously placed in the middle of the Panorama Music Festival in NYC. It proved surprisingly popular among festival-goers thanks...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Four people arrested in India for leaking latest 'Game of Thrones' episode
HBO's Game of Thrones has suffered a couple of leaks lately, with episodes of the hit show released to the internet before their scheduled air date. According to a new report at AFP News, however...
02:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Get Google's own contacts app on any Android phone
Until now, the only normal way to get Google's official, dedicated Android contacts app was to pick up a Pixel, Nexus or Android One phone. Many third-party apps could fill in the gaps, but it w...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget What we're playing: 'Tacoma,' 'Final Fantasy' and 'A Dark Room'
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 enjoyed (to varying degrees) two flavors of Fina...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Facebook's Messenger AI will sniff out Spotify tracks for you
Facebook Messenger integrated Spotify into its chat extensions back in April of this year, then added a way to create group playlists within the chat app a month later. Now, the music streaming servic...
01:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Insta360's next camera may shoot orbiting video while stationary
If you've tinkered with a consumer 360 camera lately, chances are you have already tried the "round view" or "little planet" viewing mode in the companion app for a good laugh...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget VW's first ID electric car for the US may be a crossover
Are you champing at the bit waiting for Volkswagen's ID electric cars to hit the market? You might not want to be picky about the choice of body style. Sources speaking to our Autoblog colleagu...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget A break from Twitter showed me how broken it is
J.G. Ballard's High Rise is a novel in which the residents of an opulent apartment block abandon the outside world. The building offers every amenity possible, from a supermarket through to a ban...
12:43 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Snag a mediocre selfie with Pikachu using Snapchats latest Lens
For those of you who've just been dying to get a selfie with Pikachu, I have good news. For a short time, Snapchat has a Pikachu Lens available that gives your face that coveted Pikachu makeover ...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Pixel art RPG Songbringer arrives on PS4 September 5th
Fans of retro games have been looking forward to Songbringer, a pixelated sci-fi RPG, for awhile now. Today, PlayStation announced the game's release date: You'll be able to play Songbringer...
12:03 pm -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget NYC is getting a huge new VR conference this fall
In addition to an upcoming virtual reality hub at NYU, New York City will also host its first VR-focused convention later this year. The NYVR Expo, which will take place at the Javits Center from Octo...
11:58 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget CNN will livestream the solar eclipse in 360-degree 4K
The total solar eclipse is just a week away in the US, and unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that this is an experience you simply cannot miss. But if you don't live in the ec...
11:39 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Researchers use AI to monitor hospital staff hygiene
Hospital-acquired infections are a pesky problem and around one in 25 hospital patients have at least one healthcare-associated illness at any given time. To combat this issue, a research team based a...
11:18 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Fighting Mewtwo in 'Pokmon Go' is invite-only
Mewtwo finally made an appearance in Pok&eacute;mon Go today in Japan. The legendary pocket monster helped show off the new Exclusive Raid Battle system in Japan, and soon will be making its way t...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget 'Sonic Mania' is a wonderful balance of nostalgia and novelty
If you've played Sonic the Hedgehog on your phone, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 in the last half-dozen years, you have Christian Whitehead to thank. In 2009, he created an unofficial proof of concep...
10:41 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Google adds voice recognition for Indian and African languages
For quick reminders and messages, it is a lot faster and more convenient to simply talk to your phone, rather than pull up an app and type on a keyboard. That's part of the reason Google has been...
10:22 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget YouTube is testing live viewer counts on mobile
YouTube video views have gotten a lot of attention lately thanks to the record for the most watched video shifting so much. Well, if you want to keep up with how may people are watching "Despacit...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget MITs new AI can keep streaming video from buffering
Buffering and pixelation are the scourge of streaming video. It ruins the experience for viewers, robs advertisers of revenue as said viewers tune out, and causes technical headaches for streaming ser...
09:46 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Lyft still sees a place for human drivers in an autonomous fleet
The prospect of self-driving cars is particularly concerning to people who make their living by driving, whether it's a taxi or working for Uber or Lyft. Companies such as Lyft have made no secre...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget 3D printing will revolutionize how the Marine Corps fights
"The people closest to the problem are also the people closest to the solution," Capt. Chris Wood, co-lead for Additive Manufacturing with the US Marine Corps, told Engadget. In 2016, the US...
09:15 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Delorean's next car is a flying one
Paul DeLorean isn't as famous as Larry Page, Airbus or Uber, but he's competing with all three in the race to build a flying car. DeLorean does have a famous name, however, and is the nephew...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget ZTEs latest big-screen phone packs dual cameras for $129
While the rest of the tech world gets ready for the return of Samsung's Galaxy Note line, ZTE continues its quiet takeover of the budget phablet market. Every year since 2014, the company has rel...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Canary improves livestream skills of its home security camera
Smart home security company Canary has unveiled a new range of features to make it easier to keep an eye on your home, including two-way audio, a web app and real-time monitoring. The updates join Can...
08:40 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Amazon is finally killing whats left of Lovefilm
After starving Blockbuster to death, the streaming age is preparing to mount another head on its wall. Lovefilm By Post -- yes, the subscription movie rental service you forgot about long ago -- has b...
08:07 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget GoDaddy dumps white supremacist site 'Daily Stormer'
White supremacist website Daily Stormer just lost its web domain. In a tweet, GoDaddy claims it's giving the site "24 hours" to move to another domain provider, having found it to be in...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Uber rolls out in-app driver tipping in the UK
Uber can only be successful if it has a growing fleet of drivers willing to ferry people around their local town or city. With this in mind, the company has announced a slew of changes today aimed at ...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Tesla's 'Tiny House' roadshow demystifies its energy tech
Renewable energy is good for the planet, but it can be great for consumers -- depending on your location, you can actually make a profit using solar panels and backup battery storage. Those benefits c...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, August 14th 2017
It's Monday morning! Over the weekend you may have missed more HBO hacker leaks, and how you can now get Google's Pixel phone's camera tricks on other smartphones....
05:15 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget London police issue head-mounted cameras to armed officers
London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) will soon issue body-worn video cameras to armed officers. Members of the city's Firearms Command will be required to wear them on their caps or ba...
04:31 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Study finds massive volcano range hidden in Antarctica's ice
A new study claims to have found a huge expanse of volcanoes lurking beneath the ice in Antarctica. Scientists unearthed a total of 91 previously undiscovered volcanoes -- some stretching up to 3,850 ...
02:58 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget Netflix signs Shonda Rhimes away from ABC in huge coup
Disney recently turned the screws on Netflix by pulling its content and unveiling a streaming service of its own, but now the tables have turned. Netflix revealed that it has signed Shonda Rhimes away...
01:42 am -04 - Mon, August 14, 2017
Engadget The TRAPPIST-1 star system may be too old for life
We hate to further quash hopes that the TRAPPIST-1 star system can harbor life, but... it's not looking great. Researchers have determined that the dwarf star is between 5.4 billion years old and...
11:11 pm -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget Gene editing technique could treat ALS and Huntington's disease
The most common gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9, only modifies DNA. That's helpful in most cases, but it means that you can't use it to tackle RNA-based diseases. Thankfully, that migh...
09:35 pm -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget HBO refuses to play ball with hackers as more episodes leak
HBO says it will not negotiate with the hackers who made off with 1.5 terabytes of its data. The statement contradicts the recent leaked email screenshot from the hackers, which showed the broadcaster...
08:02 pm -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget Waymo patents cars that soften to safeguard pedestrians
Self-driving cars are supposed to be safer by nature, as they shouldn't make nearly as many driving errors as humans. However, Waymo might not be willing to take any chances. The Alphabet-owned c...
06:31 pm -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget Facebook knew about Snap's struggles months before the public
You may have only recently discovered that Snap isn't having much luck attracting new users, but Facebook knew months before -- and there's a chance you helped it find out. The Wall Street J...
05:01 pm -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget Android Wear updates leave glitches with Assistant and reminders
It's... not the best time to have an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch on your wrist. Owners are reporting bugs with the wearable software that have either persisted through or appear to be caused by ...
03:28 pm -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget Amazon offers refunds for dodgy solar eclipse glasses
Did you buy a low-cost pair of eclipse glasses hoping to watch the August 21st solar eclipse without spending a fortune? Amazon might be reaching out to you. The company has confirmed a recent Verge r...
01:57 pm -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget Algorithm shows the data you give away when clicking suggested links
If you're roaming the internet, you might run across recommendation engines. Some offer products or services you'd actually want to use, but does interacting with them harm your privacy even...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget The best sous vide machine and gear
By Tim Barribeau and 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 edit...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget After Math: Come out and burn
As the current presidential administration keeps trying its best to be America's last, let's take a moment from the existential horror of nuclear annihilation at the hands of the world'...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget Ben Hecks Logic Gate board game: the finale
The team has had their troubles with the Logic Gate board game, so is it time to put it out to pasture? The group meets with Hari from element14 to help determine how much it would realistically cost ...
06:32 am -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget Microsoft and Intel want Bitcoin tech in your workplace
Blockchain is practically tailor-made for business, and not just because it's a cornerstone of Bitcoin. Its decentralized, speedy approach to secure transactions is more convenient for tracking ...
02:22 am -04 - Sun, August 13, 2017
Engadget Super-thin semiconductors delay the 'death' of silicon
Silicon has been the backbone of processors for decades, but it's rapidly approaching its physical limits: making a chip on a process smaller than 5 nanometers is usually impossible without intro...
11:10 pm -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget Google Pixel camera trick comes to other phones through a mod
Much of the Google Pixel's photographic prowess comes from its software -- it's particularly good at high dynamic range photos thanks to its HDR+ mode, which fills in gobs of detail while re...
09:33 pm -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget '2 Dope Queens' podcast comes to HBO next year as four hour-long specials
Comedians Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson are bringing their hit podcast 2 Dope Queens to HBO. The network has announced that four one-hour 2 Dope Queens comedy specials will be airing on the net...
08:01 pm -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget Infiniti prototype melds a 1940s race car with EV power
As a rule, electric car concepts embrace the future. Even those with a retro flavor are clearly products of the 21st century. Don't tell that to Infiniti, however -- it's going deep into the...
06:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget HTC's U11 will support Bluetooth 5.0 when Android O arrives
HTC's U11 surprised us when we reviewed it -- most of the company's phones have been hit-or-miss for a few years now. But the U11 is a solid Android option, and HTC just announced it'll...
04:59 pm -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget Facebook secretly launched a mobile app in China
Facebook has largely been shut out of China since 2009, but that isn't stopping it from getting involved in the country... albeit in very roundabout ways. The New York Times has learned that Face...
03:31 pm -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget Studio Ghibli reopens for Hayao Miyazaki's new film
Just a few years ago, Studio Ghibli's future was in the air after co-founder and legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki (supposedly) retired. The place is about to be jumping again, however, as the st...
01:58 pm -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget AI beats top 'Dota 2' players in one-on-one matches
Artificial intelligence isn't just good at playing Go -- it can also emerge victorious in the eSports arena. The Elon Musk-backed OpenAI team has developed a machine learning system that has bea...
12:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: The rise and fall of 'Mortal Kombat'
'Mortal Kombat's' 1997Was the Oppositeof a Flawless Victory Matt Gerardi,AV ClubThe Mortal Kombat franchise was riding high... and then 1997 rolled around. AV Club takes a look at the h...
10:30 am -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget Playing professional 'Call of Duty' with half a thumb
Ian Wyatt doesn't remember the moment he lost half of his thumb. He was 1 year old, sitting in his family's driveway against the side of an exercise bike while his 7-year-old brother played ...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, August 12, 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 SoundCloud's survival and a big upgrade for No Man...
02:28 am -04 - Sat, August 12, 2017
Engadget Vizio TVs add the Google Play video app
Vizio has been adding streaming apps to its smart TVs these past few weeks, including Netflix and Amazon Video. The latest addition to its streaming apps collection? Google Play Movies &amp; TV. T...
11:19 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget 'Dota 2' will add two new heroes in the Dueling Fates update
Some of the world's best Dota 2 players are doing battle at Valve's The International esports tournament, but they may need some more practice when they get home. That's because the com...
08:54 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Yes, Big Baller Brand shoes will be in NBA 2K18
As the fall sports seasons draw closer, we're also getting more information about the fall sports games. NBA 2K18 has highlighted its position as the dominant hoops game -- and squelched the rele...
07:57 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Facebook acquires a German computer vision startup
Facebook's latest startup acquisition is German computer vision company Fayteq, a company that develops plugins for editing applications like Adobe After Effects that let you add or remove object...
06:31 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Researchers create flexible battery that can run on salt water
When it comes to making batteries for wearables or implantable medical devices, there are a few features that have to be incorporated. The batteries need to be flexible and remain functional while bei...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Netflix's 'Gypsy' won't be getting a second season
Gypsy was initially poised as another prestige drama for Netflix -- with a star-filled cast including Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup, and some intriguingly dark material. Unfortunately, it didn't q...
04:54 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Asus leaks four ZenFone 4 models on its own website
Last year's Asus' ZenFone 3 line of mobile devices included a ton of spinoffs, including the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Laser and the dual-camera ZenFone 3 Zoom this past January. Apparentl...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget A popular messaging app inspired Times Squares latest tourist trap
In Japan and South Korea the messaging service Line is king. But it's almost unknown in North America, let alone the rest of the West. That leaves people this side of the international date line ...
04:23 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Investors demand key VC firm leave Ubers board in light of lawsuit
Yesterday, it was revealed that Benchmark Capital, an Uber investor with a seat on the company's board, is suing former CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud. Now, in an equally bizarre move, a group of ...
04:04 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget FCC extends net neutrality public comment period until August 30th
It hasn't been too long since individuals and companies protested the FCC's plan to gut net neutrality with a national Day of Action. It's such a hot button issue, that net neutrality s...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Russian hackers can reportedly take over unsecured hotel WiFi
Security-conscious travelers typically avoid public WiFi hotspots, instead using VPNs and other tools to make sure their data is safely encrypted as it transmits from computer to unsecured wireless ro...
03:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget MalwareTech's arrest shows hacking is still a dangerous game
Many hackers are people who just "happened" into discovering they were good at something, that, until recently, wasn't a career path in school. The calling chose them; their current liv...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Behind EAs push to put more women in sports games
Until two years ago, there was no way to play with female characters in FIFA, the world's most popular gaming franchise. But EA Sports changed that with the introduction of FIFA 16. That's b...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Depression simulator 'Please Knock' arrives September 7th
Please Knock on My Door is a conversation about depression via video game. Developer Michael Levall created the indie title about his own experiences with depression and the mind-numbing routine of ma...
02:03 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget 'Hamilton' app helps you get tickets, take embarrassing selfies
Hamilton: An American Musical is the most popular Broadway production in recent memory, and now it's coming to your phone -- beyond the soundtrack (and mixtape) you've had on repeat the last...
01:43 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget New in our buyer's guide: The Gear VR controller and lots of audio gear
Less than a month after our last buyer's guide update, we're back with a slew of new additions. This round of updates focuses mostly on audio products, including several headphones and speak...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget US citizen allegedly used fake eBay sales to hide ISIS funding
According to FBI records, US citizen Mohamed Elshinawy used fake eBay sales to bring in ISIS funding for terror attacks, reports the Wall Street Journal. As part of a financial network with operatives...
01:08 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Netflix in talks with Disney to keep 'Star Wars' and Marvel movies
A little over a year ago, Disney made Netflix the exclusive home of its movies, including Star Wars, Pixar and Marvel flicks, which led to rumors of a Netflix acquisition by Disney. A few days ago, ho...
12:38 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget SoundCloud isn't shutting down just yet
SoundCloud's financial woes have just been granted a bit of relief. An investment proposal was circulated among SoundCloud investors earlier this week which outlined a deal that would bring in ar...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Samsungs next wearable is the Gear Sport
There has been chatter about a Samsung watch for awhile now, and it looks like the rumors have legs. Android Headlines reports that the company has filed documents with the FCC about a device called t...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget The best telepresence robot
By Patrick AustinThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial pic...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Blizzard preps aging 'Warcraft 3' multiplayer for future changes
So this is a bit strange: Over 15 years later, Blizzard has added a public test realm to its premier real-time strategy game, Warcraft 3. Overwatch (also made by Blizzard) fans know that the PTR is wh...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Here's the first look at the 'Papers, Please' short film
In 2013, independent game developer Lucas Pope released an indie game called Papers, Please. Set in the 1980s, the game features an immigration inspector based in a communist country who's tasked...
11:02 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Amazons delivered meals may not require refrigeration
Amazon's been elbowing its way into the food and grocery business for awhile now. Its recent acquisition of Whole Foods made it clear just how serious Amazon is about the whole thing. Now, Reuter...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget An AI nose can remember different scents
Russian researchers are using deep learning neural networks to sniff out potential scent-based threats. The technique is a bit dense (as anything with neural nets tends to be), but the gist is that th...
10:19 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Toyota allies with Intel to develop self-driving car ecosystem
Toyota is teaming up with Intel, and an assortment of tech and automotive firms, to develop an ecosystem for connected cars. By sharing self-driving vehicle data, the companies aim to develop maps and...
10:01 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Amazon plans Prime Video shows with Walking Dead creator
It looks like we're not finished with deals between comic book creators and online movie studios. Hot on the heels of Netflix announcing its acquisition of Mark Millar's comic book empire Mi...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Pilot error caused fatal Icon A5 plane crash, NTSB says
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the Icon A5 crash that killed two Icon employees was caused by pilot error and not a problem with the aircraft. The final determi...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget No Mans Sky gets basic multiplayer a year after debut
Such was the lack of concrete information as to how the final consumer release of No Man's Sky was going to play, many gamers felt cheated by the distinct absence of multiplayer features. Develop...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Verizon can't find partners for its Sling-style TV service
Verizon has been trying to get its own Sling TV-like live TV streaming service off the ground, but that effort has apparently hit some snags. The operator plans to offer dozens of channels, including ...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Deathmatches are coming to 'Overwatch'
It's been a pretty big week for Overwatch. First came the introduction of the second annual Summer Games event, then the announcement that two new professional teams are joining the Overwatch Lea...
07:52 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Steam Link puts PC games on Samsung smart TVs
You can now play Steam games on your Samsung 2016 or 2017 smart TVs without having to worry about beta bugs and performance issues. The Steam Link app for the chaebol's latest smart TV models is ...
07:45 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget The ISS is getting a ruggedized computer upgrade
When SpaceX's rocket takes off on August 14th, it will be carrying a machine that could make things a lot easier for future astronauts embarking on deep space missions. That machine is the Spaceb...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Today's Google Doodle teaches you to scratch and mix turntables
Google's doodles are an outlet for the company's playful urges. And, even though they've become all too common, the redesigns still manage to pack the odd surprise. Take today's of...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Today's Google Doodle teaches you to scratch and mix on turntables
Google's doodles are an outlet for the company's playful urges. And, even though they've become all too common, the redesigns still manage to pack the odd surprise. Take today's of...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday, August 11th 2017
We made it, people. This morning we're covering the baby monitor trying to be a doula, the silent 10-minute song rocketing up the iTunes chart and LG's latest effort to make the best smartph...
04:45 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget You'll need your phone to get into Miami Heat home games
You can't collect ticket stubs for Miami Heat home games anymore, because the team is shifting to mobile-only entry. Even if buy your ticket from American Airlines Arena's box office, you�...
03:31 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget 'GLOW' is body slamming its way to Netflix for a second season
The Crown isn't the only Netflix series that's returning to the platform. The gorgeous ladies of wrestling will also be grappling their way back on to your screens. On Thursday, the GLOW Twi...
02:02 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Gmail for iOS will warn you about visiting phishing links
A few months ago, Google introduced an anti-phishing feature for Gmail on Android after a widespread attack affected millions of users. Now, Mountain View is adding the extra security measure to Gmail...
12:34 am -04 - Fri, August 11, 2017
Engadget Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch's detachable controllers
The Nintendo Switch certainly isn't the first gaming tablet, but is it directly riffing on others' ideas? Gamevice thinks so. The accessory maker is suing Nintendo for allegedly violating ...
11:24 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Microsoft claims Surface reliability isn't really that bad
Consumer Reports said that it would no longer recommend Microsoft's Surface laptops and tablets because of "poor predicted reliability" compared to other brands, based on its surveys. N...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget 'Battlefield 1' joins EA's on-demand gaming service
With EA Access' all-you-can-eat video game service, you can play full versions of the publisher's games, which include big name titles like Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and FIFA 17. ...
09:39 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget LG might finally enable FM radios in US phones
Radio might be so last century, but it's a cheap and effective format for broadcasting media -- and it won't cost you any data to tune into. Many foreign-built smartphones actually come with...
08:49 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Gaming chat app Discord tests video calls and screen sharing
Discord, the Slack-like gaming chat app, has been steadily improving since its initial launch a couple of years ago. Last January, it added a $5 paid tier for fans to essentially thank the company &am...
08:02 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget 'Hearthstones Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is live
Blizzard's digital card game Hearthstone's newest full expansion is now live. Knights of the Frozen Throne brings 135 new cards and free solo content to the title and a couple new mechanics,...
07:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Google cancels all-hands meeting due to safety concerns
At the same time Google fired the author of a 10-page memo criticizing its diversity efforts due to "biological" differences, CEO Sundar Pichai scheduled a company town meeting for today to ...
06:40 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Xboxs self-published indies have their own space on the store
Finding self-published indie games on Xbox is a lot easier as of today. You'll be able to find them on the Xbox Store hidden in their own "Creators Collection" marketplace. Microsoft�...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: The UE Roll 2 Bluetooth speaker drops to $50
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...
05:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Snapchat's 'Phone Swap' show is heading to television
Snapchat is making a television show, folks. Phone Swap, a dating series whose first season net more than 10 million viewers per episode, is breaking out of its Snapchat prison and heading to TV. Snap...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Amazon's US ticket sales talks stall over customer data
Are you hoping that Amazon will sell event tickets in the US and put an end to the dominance of giants who charge endless hidden fees? You might not want to hold your breath. Reuters sources back pr...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Researchers are trying to make pig organs more viable for transplant
We have a huge supply and demand problem when it comes to organ transplantation. Closing that gap with animal-grown organs is an idea that's been on the table for some time, but it comes with a s...
05:11 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Investment firm sues Uber's Kalanick to oust him from board
It has been only a couple of days since Uber co-founder Garrett Camp promised that former CEO Travis Kalanick would not be coming back to the company as CEO. Now Benchmark Capital, an early investor w...
04:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Snap is still struggling to add new users
Snap Inc just dropped its second-ever quarterly earnings report, and the picture is as bleak as expected. The young company continues to struggle to grow its pool of users, despite adding new features...
04:20 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget 'Are Aligned' turns VR into a party game anyone can enjoy
There's no doubt that VR can be an isolating experience. When you've got a headset and headphones on, you're effectively blocked out from the world. That's something developer Dann...
04:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Netflix takes on JFK in The Crown season two December 8th
Netflix has announced the premiere date for season two of The Crown -- December 8th -- and has released the season's first trailer. The season begins with the British army fighting an illegal war...
03:50 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video editing studio
It's an overcast day in San Francisco, and there's a drone buzzing high above the city. I'm with Tim Feess, the young co-founder of Gnarbox: a rugged portable video editing tool that pa...
03:50 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video-editing studio
It's an overcast day in San Francisco, and there's a drone buzzing high above the city. I'm with Tim Feess, the young co-founder of Gnarbox, a rugged portable video-editing tool that pa...
03:34 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Car ownership could decline thanks to Uber and Lyft
While it may seem logical that people will own fewer cars as ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber gain more traction, there hasn't been a way to study any potential effect. Then Uber and Lyft...
03:13 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Motos chunky gamepad arrives August 25th
Motorola has announced the release date and price of its gamepad Moto Mod. On sale August 25th, the attachment costs $80 and is only available through Verizon....
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Who needs friends when you have anonymous feedback apps
The current number one app in the iOS App Store has a curious name. It's called Sarahah, and it's been at the top of the Free Apps chart on iTunes for the past few weeks. The premise behind ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Who needs friends when you have anonymous feedback apps?
The No. 1 app in the iOS App Store has a curious name. It's called Sarahah, and it's been at the top of the iTunes Free Apps chart for the past few weeks. It's an anonymous messaging se...
02:45 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget AMDs beastly 16-core Ryzen Threadripper CPU is available today
We already knew a lot about AMD's monstrous $1000 16-core 1950X Threadripper CPU (and slightly cheaper 1920X $800 12-core version), but the company released a few more details as the processors w...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget RCA's new Roku TVs are dirt-cheap, if you can live without 4K
RCA is the latest brand to offer a line of Roku TVs and while they aren't 4K, they are super affordable. Three models are included in the line -- 50-inch, 43-inch and 32-inch versions priced at $...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Of course 'Fallout 4' will have a 'game of the year' edition
Much like the sun rises in the East, Bethesda has trotted out another game of the year edition for one of its open-world role-playing games. This time it's Fallout 4. As you might expect, it incl...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget A nearby Sun-like star hosts four Earth-sized planets
Exoplanet discoveries are getting pretty common, so it takes something special to catch our attention. A star called Tau Ceti fits the bill, as it's just 12 light years away and unlike the Trappi...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget A silent, 10-minute song is climbing the iTunes charts
If you've ever plugged your phone into your car stereo, only to have the same song start playing every single time, I have some good news for you. Yesterday, a true internet hero named Samir Rezh...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Nanit the AI nanny tries to unravel the mysteries of a restless baby
When my wife and I became parents, the most important weapon in our childcare arsenal was an A5-size notebook. In this mighty tome we wrote out every single data point relating to our new baby, from t...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Consumer Reports pulls recommendation from Surface PCs
While Consumer Reports has previously given Microsoft Surface products good reviews for lab performance measures like battery life, speed and display quality, it's now pulling its "recommend...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Twitch's desktop streaming app is officially here
Twitch's desktop app is ready for primetime after spending a few months in beta. The company has just launched the full version of the application, and it comes with the various features it added...
12:05 pm -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Fitbits overdue smartwatch probably wont win any design awards
We've discussed Fitbit's struggles to create a smartwatch, and we've even covered previously leaked photographs of the device. Now, Wareable has final pictures of the device it says are...
11:42 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget IKEA smart lights now play nicely with Apple HomeKit
IKEA's Tradfri smart lighting line is an impressive system at a relatively affordable price point, and it just got even better. Earlier this year, IKEA announced that it would be integrating Trad...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Samsung inexplicably opens up its Android browser
Samsung has announced that the new version of its browser, Samsung Internet, can be used on any relatively new Android phone, which is good news if you're bored of existing mobile browsers that a...
10:40 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Vertus fire sale phones are still too expensive
Last month, we reported that British luxury phone maker Vertu was closing up shop due to financial difficulties. Now, the company is auctioning off pretty much everything in its warehouses. If you eve...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Cult classic 'Night Trap remaster limited to 5,000 physical copies
If you're keen to get your hands on the remake of Night Trap, you'll have to be quick. To build on its cult standing, the campy horror game will only be available in a limited run when it la...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget TalkTalk fined 100,000 for long-forgotten 2014 data breach
Enough time has passed that TalkTalk has bounced back from its reputation-damaging data debacle of 2015, which saw hackers steal the personal details of over 150,000 of its customers. That earned the ...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget ASOS adds visual search to ease your fashion hunt
Visual search is fast becoming a staple of shopping apps, and ASOS is the latest online retailer to welcome the feature. The UK-based online fashion giant has updated its iOS application with the abil...
09:39 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget GM expands car rental service for gig economy workers
With Uber's money-losing car lease program apparently ending, GM is rushing in to fill the void with Maven Gig. The automaker announced that it's expanding from its current San Diego and San...
09:21 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget FCC wants mobile data to count as broadband internet
The FCC under Chairman Ajit Pai is signaling new broadband policy changes that can only be described as friendly to ISPs and hostile to consumers. In a "Notice of Inquiry," a public comment ...
09:10 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget The weird and wonderful world of soccer transfers on Twitter
Football. Soccer. Calcio. Futbol. Fu&szlig;ball. Whatever you call it, the world's favourite game continues to grow in terms of players, viewership and, of course, money. Just last week, Braz...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Ubers in-app chat is for people who really dont want to talk
Uber hit a whopping 5 billion rides in May, up from 2 billion rides a year ago. That equals an unquantifiable amount of passenger-driver interactions. Therefore, it's odd that reaching out to you...
08:56 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget LG V30's camera has the lowest f-stop in a smartphone
After focusing on audio for the V20, LG decided to shift its successor's selling point to something else: its camera. We still have a few weeks before V30's launch, but the phonemaker has fo...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget W Magazine shows how fashion is embracing augmented reality
The fashion world loves augmented reality. From Gap to Nike, brands are trying to find different ways to integrate the technology into their retail experience. And now W Magazine, one of the most prom...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget 'W Magazine' shows how fashion is embracing augmented reality
The fashion world loves augmented reality. From Gap to Nike, brands are trying to find different ways to integrate the technology into their retail experience. Now W Magazine, one of the most prominen...
07:35 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Mayor of London promises public 4G on the Tube by 2019
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has vowed to bring proper mobile connectivity to the London Underground, including platforms and tunnels, by 2019. It's a promise that we've heard many times befor...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Cassini will take five victory laps before plunging into Saturn
Over the past few months, Cassini took the closest pictures of Saturn's rings we've ever seen that it was pretty easy to forget that the probe was nearing its end. It actually dove in and ou...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, August 10th 2017
Today we're looking at edible robot surgeons, EVs that will go (some) distance, and free apples. In-game ones, but still! Happy Thursday morning....
05:50 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Sky Qs Dolby Atmos support arrives for new Premier League season
When Sky surprised subscribers with the launch of its new Devialet-made surround sound speaker late last month, it also dropped in news that Sky Q customers would soon enjoy enhanced sound courtesy of...
05:15 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Kaspersky and Microsoft reach truce over antivirus software
Microsoft and Kaspersky Lab appear to have reached a truce over their ongoing antivirus (AV) software battle. The Moscow-based cyber security firm has agreed to withdraw antitrust complaints following...
04:29 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Fidelity lets clients view their bitcoin balance on its site
Fidelity Investments announced in May that it would soon let its clients view their bitcoin and other cryptocurrency balances on its website, provided it was stored on Coinbase. Embracing unregulated ...
03:01 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Overwatch League adds new teams from Rams, Cloud9 owners
Blizzard's official professional esports league for Overwatch continues to round into shape, and today announced two more franchises have been purchased. That puts the count at nine teams total, ...
02:29 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Google and Blizzard invite you to train AI with 'StarCraft II'
Google, apparently tired of trouncing human players at Go with its DeepMind AI, set its computer intelligence up with Blizzard's video game Starcraft II last fall. It seems that was more than a s...
01:31 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at Microsoft stores
There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrou...
12:46 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Ron Gilbert's 'Thimbleweed Park' adventure is coming to the Switch
Ron Gilbert has had his fingers in quite a few adventure games over the years, including Lucas Arts' Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, along with Hothead Games' Penny Arcade Adventures, Deat...
12:06 am -04 - Thu, August 10, 2017
Engadget Samsung's high-capacity V-NAND memory is perfect for massive SSDs
Just over four years since it unveiled the first 3D vertical NAND memory, Samsung has developed its first 1 terabit (Tb) V-NAND chip. The flash memory technology, used in devices ranging from smartpho...
08:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget PS4 Pro owners get 60FPS Twitch streaming in next update
Sony has been hinting at a big version 5.0 firmware update for the PlayStation 4, but... what does it entail, exactly? Eurogamer has an idea. The site has obtained release notes that hint at at leas...
07:40 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook 'Watch' section launches as a platform for TV shows
Get ready for a new tab in Facebook on the web, mobile and TV apps, as the social network has announced it's replacing the video button with "Watch." Watch is "a new platform for s...
06:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget How to get fired in the tech industry
Step 1: Decide you'd like to write a memo.The topic is completely up to you. But, remember, you want the title to be both alarming and relevant to current social conversations. (#SEO #Content)For...
06:33 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Tesla considers 'platoons' of self-driving electric semis
In April, Elon Musk revealed a project Tesla had been working on since 2016: Electric semi-trucks. Turns out he had more in store for the big rigs. Much like his company's work building self-driv...
06:14 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Lawsuit claims Disney illegally collected data in kids apps
The Walt Disney Company is being sued because a number of its apps geared towards children have allegedly been collecting personal information that the company has been sharing with advertisers. The c...
05:54 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Xbox makes it easier to preview new games and features
If you want to preview upcoming Xbox One user interface changes, you need to be an Xbox One Insider. The tiered program also allows members to check out early alpha and closed beta games on both Xbox ...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget NBC will shut down its Seeso comedy streaming service this year
NBC's experiment in a comedy streaming service, Seeso, wasn't long for this world -- the outfit is shutting down later this year. There's no explanation as to why, but it notes that its...
05:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Tesla quietly upgrades Autopilot hardware in new cars
Tesla may have promised that all its newly-made vehicles from October 2016 onward would have the groundwork for self-driving capabilities, but that doesn't mean its technology is set in stone. E...
04:38 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Square Enix and AMD are giving away indie games with new GPUs
AMD wants to ensure you always have something unique to play with new graphics card. The new AMD4U program is a partnership with publisher Square Enix exclusively featuring games from the publisher�...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Coldplay's Chicago concert will stream live in VR on August 17th
If you weren't already convinced that live VR concerts are hitting the mainstream, you might be now. Samsung is partnering with Live Nation (which is no stranger to the concept) to offer a Coldp...
04:01 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Snapchat video of alleged sexual assault leads to quick arrest
A man in Ohio is being held on a $1 million bond today after being charged with an alleged rape that was recorded and uploaded onto Snapchat by his victim. There aren't a lot of details about the...
03:42 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget RuPaul's biographical series will stream on Hulu
2017 has been very good to RuPaul. The ninth season of Drag Race notched eight Emmy nods, including for Reality Competition Host which he won last year. RuPaul's streak continued on Wednesday as ...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget The Coen Brothers are bringing the Wild West to Netflix
Joel and Ethan Coen are bringing their considerable filmmaking chops to Netflix for an anthology series about the American West. The brothers will write and direct The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which ...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook kills its standalone Groups app
Facebook seems to be clearing out some of its app clutter. It just ended support for its high school-geared app Lifestage earlier this week and today it announced that its standalone Facebook Groups a...
02:44 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Intel plans a test fleet of 100 self-driving cars
Intel isn't wasting any time now that it officially owns Mobileye. The Mobileye team has unveiled plans to build a fleet of 100 or more self-driving vehicles to conduct tests in both its native ...
02:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget FaceApp changes your race with its latest selfie-editing filters
FaceApp uses neural networks for realistic-looking changes to your selfie photos. Originally, it had filters to add smiles, change your age, change gender or "beautify" your face. Unlike Sna...
02:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget FaceApp changes your race with its latest selfie-editing filters (update)
FaceApp uses neural networks for realistic-looking changes to your selfie photos. Originally, it had filters to add smiles, change your age, change gender or "beautify" your face. Unlike Sna...
02:14 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Intel will unveil 8th-gen Core processors on August 21st
Intel's 7th-generation Core processors still feel relatively young, but the company is already poised to talk about their successors. The chip designer has announced that it will premiere its 8t...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Moon discovery may expand where we search for alien life
Every discovery we make about the universe has implications for us. Understanding how our solar system formed, and how we got here, helps us figure out how likely it is that we'll find life on ot...
01:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Google Maps Q&A feature taps into local expertise
While it's still just a beta release, the latest version of Google Maps (9.59.0, available as an APK installation) has some new features worth looking at. Key among those is a "questions &am...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Edible robot surgeons will cure you from the inside out
Back in 1985, the best robotic surgeon we had was the PUMA 560, a manipulator arm just barely more advanced than Rocky Balboa's robo-butler. Just barely. The PUMA was nevertheless revolutionary. ...
01:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Facebook uses AI to detect fake ads
Facebook has been making efforts to be more transparent about its efforts to moderate posts and combat the spread of fake news and other spam, especially after the social network's effects on the...
01:02 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget One of Apple's display suppliers is in dire financial trouble
Japan Display's reluctance to embrace OLED manufacturing has cost it dearly. The firm took a net loss of &yen;31.5 billion ($287,185,500) from April to June. "We have decided to make a s...
12:42 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Anker's Genie is a cheaper Echo Dot
As part of its growing smart home tech line of products called Eufy, Anker is adding its version of the Echo Dot. It's a little bit bigger than the Dot with some slightly different specs here and...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget BMWs i3 is a long-range concept car you can actually buy
Electric cars are the future. Sadly, the future mostly resembles the past when it comes to car designs. Sure, early cars like the Honda Insight and the GM EV1 at least tried to look sleek -- even if i...
12:06 pm -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget EFF says border control needs a warrant to search your tech
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has submitted a court filing arguing that federal agents at international airports should obtain a warrant before snooping through passenger laptops, phones an...
11:47 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Amazon invests in Andy Rubins Essential phone project
Amazon is dipping more digits into the hardware market. Along with Chinese powerhouse Tencent, the shopping juggernaut has announced an investment into Andy Rubin's Essential Products Inc. via th...
11:31 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget 'Myst' studio's crowdfunded 'Obduction' hits PS4 August 29th
If you're a die-hard Myst fan, you've probably at least heard of Obduction, the new game from Cyan. You may have even supported its Kickstarter. Today, CEO Rand Miller took to the PlayStatio...
11:17 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget The FBI hacked an alleged sextortionist with a dummy video
Buster Hernandez, a 26-year-old from California, is believed to have extorted sexual images from children as young as 12. Unsealed documents relating to the FBI investigation reveal that the predator ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget 'Rez Infinite' on PC and VR is pure digital nirvana
Rez has always been a game focused on immersing yourself in music and rhythm. Every version of the shooter, from its original launch on the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2, to last year's Rez Infinit...
10:39 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Nissan settles Takata airbags lawsuit for $97.7 million
Earlier this year, we reported that Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker that was charged with criminal fraud for covering up faulty airbags, had agreed to pay a $1 billion settlement after a US fede...
10:21 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's Switch news channel is giving away free 'Zelda' food
Who bothers to check gaming news on their Switch when there's this little thing called Twitter? Well, Nintendo may have finally figured out a way to put its news feed to good use. It turns out, i...
09:58 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget B&O's $40k speakers look surprisingly normal
Bang &amp; Olufsen (B&amp;O) has announced its latest aural offering, the BeoLab 50, which is available for an eye-watering $39,170 (&pound;22,930) per pair. It's billed as the compan...
09:28 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Sony will use blockchain to beef up school cybersecurity
The folks at Sony Education are worried that some schlubby kid that's gonna fail gym could hack their school and change their grade to a pass. It's why the company is teaming up with IBM to ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Acer's latest Chromebook packs speed in a tiny rugged body
When you spring for a Chromebook, the choice between performance and ruggedness is usually an either/or proposition: you can get a durable machine or speedy hardware, but seldom both. Acer thinks it c...
08:43 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Three will sue to stop EE and Vodafone dominating connectivity
Three's dissatisfaction with how Ofcom plans to operate the upcoming 4G and 5G spectrum auction has finally gone beyond an exhausting war of words. The carrier has long threatened to take legal a...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget EPA docs reveal how Tesla's long-range Model 3 covers 310 miles
Elon Musk once said that Tesla couldn't fit a 100kWh battery into the Model 3, but he didn't specify what kind of battery the car will have. Now, a bunch of EPA certification documents have ...
08:04 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Automated English visa test struggles to understand English
An Irish veterinarian's application for an Australian visa has been rejected after she failed to pass an automated English proficiency test, despite completing it in her native language of... Eng...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Nissan's next Leaf will be $5,000 cheaper than the Model 3
If you want a cheap EV and are willing to settle for less range, you might end up with a Nissan Leaf and not a Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3. According to a (now pulled) leak on car sales site Autobytel...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, August 9th 2017
It's Wednesday morning, and your password philosophy is wrong. Oh and we know even more about that new iPhone....
04:35 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget Google is about to tell websites they serve annoying ads
You might encounter fewer and fewer pop-up ads, thanks to Google's new initiative. The big G will begin telling websites in the next few weeks if they serve ads that people tend to find annoying....
02:25 am -04 - Wed, August 9, 2017
Engadget MetroPCS' prepaid deal gives you two unlimited lines for $75
With the upcoming school year about to kick off, MetroPCS is rolling out a new plan for the entire family. Starting today, you can get your first line of unlimited LTE data (courtesy of T-Mobile), tal...
11:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget 'Fallout' is bringing the wasteland to tabletop gaming
Multiplayer in Fallout on PC and consoles probably isn't going to happen. So, if you want friends to join you in the wasteland you're going to have to go old school. The folks from Fantasy F...
10:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget 'Smash Bros'-style game 'Brawlout' is coming to the Switch in late 2017
The indie fighting game Brawlout emerged around EVO 2016 to wow casual fans with Super Smash Bros-like combat while sneaking in more advanced mechanics for competitive players. Fans finally got their ...
09:59 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Valve reveals 'Artifact,' the official 'Dota' card game
Tonight, during Valve's "The International" Dota 2 esports tournament the company announced it's making a spinoff card game associated with its popular MOBA. Other than its name, A...
09:15 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Atari taps Jeff Minter to resurrect classic coin-op Tempest
As seen in this 1981 commercial, Tempest was one of Atari's flagship coin-operated arcade games. But unlike Space Command or Centipede, Tempest sent players down geometrically fractal tunnels in ...
08:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Indie slasher 'Severed' comes to Nintendo Switch
Drinkbox's critically well-received Severed has been available on a slew of platforms, but the march of time has made it harder to find: the PS Vita and Wii U are clearly on the way out, and not ...
07:22 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Google Home plays Deezer tunes at the sound of your voice
Google Home doesn't have a huge range of on-demand music services on offer (Google's services and Spotify are your biggest choices), but you can add one to the list today. Deezer has launch...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Overwatch summer event adds lifeguard McCree and grilldad Soldier 76
We knew it was coming, but the return of Overwatch's Summer Games is a welcome change. Like all of the game's seasonal events, this one brings the opportunity to earn skins, poses and other ...
06:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget ESPNs standalone streaming service arrives in 2018
Disney bought a majority ownership in consumer streaming company BAMTech for $1.58 billion as part of plans to start its own video services. The first one up under the ESPN name offering coverage of m...
05:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Roland's revival of the iconic TR-808 makes classic sounds portable
If we know anything about Roland, it's that the company loves to debut new gear on the corresponding date. Today is August 8th, or as the company calls it "808 Day," so naturally it...
05:33 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Microsoft's Outlook.com beta is a smarter inbox with more GIFs
Microsoft already lets you preview versions of Windows and the Xbox interface before they're finished, so why not its Outlook.com email service? Sure enough, you're getting that chance. The ...
05:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget US trade commission looks into Qualcomm's patent fight with Apple
Qualcomm's patent beef with Apple just took an important step forward. The US International Trade Commission has decided to investigate Qualcomm's complaint that some iPhones violate six of ...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Disney will shun Netflix for its own streaming service in 2019
Today during an earnings report, Disney announced that it plans to no longer stream its content on Netflix. Instead, it intends to launch its own streaming service sometime in 2019. This comes just a ...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget FDA hasn't confirmed if meatless Impossible Burger is okay to eat
The meatless Impossible Burger has been hard to track down since it debuted last August. Its parent company Impossible Foods promised that a massive new factory would put the faux beef patties in 1,00...
04:05 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Amazon reportedly plans to add multiroom audio to Echo speakers
The ideal audio system in your home would allow you to hear whatever you're listening to as you move from room to room. These days, you don't even need an expensive multi-speaker setup. Goog...
03:47 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Uber is reportedly closing down its car-leasing program in the US
Uber's terrible, awful, no-good 2017 isn't over yet. Two years after it started leasing cars to drivers, the ride-hailing company has realized that it should've looked at the economics ...
03:39 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Your modern car might be as vulnerable as the first iPhone
Over 10 years ago, the first iPhone burst on the scene and changed mobile computing forever. But it had a flaw: The baseband (the part that manages all the radios) on the installed Infineon chip could...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget The iPhone 8 may launch in September after all
Earlier this year it was rumored that the iPhone 8 wouldn't get the what's come to be standard September release date, but instead would launch later in the year. However, KGI Securities has...
03:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Epic Games gives developers a taste of ARKit ahead of iOS 11
ARKit on iOS may blow up perhaps sooner than expected. That's because Epic Games have added experimental support for it to the latest version of Unreal Engine. The idea is to give developers an e...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Anchor's app turns your podcasts into social videos
Podcasts might be enjoying a resurgence, but they're not exactly designed for social networks. Are your friends really going to notice the link to your latest episode when there's a cute ca...
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Fingernail-sized chip can repair damaged tissue in seconds
A new device can begin repairing damaged organs in seconds, heralding a major breakthrough for life-saving medicine. Developed at Ohio State University, the technology known as tissue nanotransfection...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget GM is beta testing a ride-hailing app for autonomous EVs
General Motors acquired Cruise Automation last year to boost its self-driving car efforts. Cruise made kits that turned Audi S4 or A4 vehicles into autonomous vehicles, and the company's know-how...
01:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Facebook shutters its teen-focused social app Lifestage
Last year, Facebook released a new social media app called Lifestage. It was aimed at high schoolers (you couldn't even access the app's features if you were older than 21) and allowed users...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget LG's middling tablet comes with a weird accessory dock
Since Android tablet sales have fallen off a cliff (to the benefit of Windows and Chromebook convertibles), companies have to do something, anything to make them more enticing. Case in point is LG, wh...
01:16 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Federal court steps in to protect podcasts from patent troll
The venerable podcast is the bastion of broadcasters big and small, from major news outlets to DIY publishers. But, for the last few years, this hallowed ground has come under threat from patent troll...
01:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Nintendo World Championships return on October 7th
You won't have to wait nearly so long for the third Nintendo World Championships as you did for the second. Nintendo has revealed that its third World Championships will take place in New York Ci...
12:47 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Intels acquisition of Mobileye is officially complete
In March, Intel announced the acquisition of Mobileye, a company it has partnered with to develop self-driving automobile technology. And as of today, the $15.3 billion deal is officially complete. In...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Minecrafts annual convention is now an online stream
Minecon has been a popular event for Minecraft fans since 2010, but this year the good people of Mojang are switching it up. Instead of a physical convention, it will host Minecon Earth -- an interact...
12:15 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget The real-time motion capture behind Hellblade
In a makeshift changing room filled with Disney Infinity figures, I strip down to my boxers and pull on a two-part Lycra suit. It feels tight, and the top half shimmies up toward my waistline as soon ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Swarm redesign shows just how much it knows about you
Foursquare's Swarm check-in app has catered to lifeloggers before, but never quite like this. The location-centric company is launching Swarm 5.0 for Android and iOS with your trip history as it...
11:51 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Instagram livestreamers can add a guest to their broadcasts
Livestreaming is becoming a major part of social networks -- Instagram, Twitter (via Periscope) and Facebook have all been pushing it in our faces for a while now. They all work the same, more or less...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget David Letterman is joining forces with Netflix for a new show
If you've wondered if David Letterman has been enjoying his retirement, well the answer is apparently no. It seems he's been bored, which is why he's struck a deal with Netflix for a br...
11:44 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget 'The Dog Whisperer' curated an audiobook collection for your pup
Have you ever been listening to an audiobook and thought, "I love this, but I wish they had more offerings for dogs"? If so, you might be the only person, but Cesar Millan still wants to hel...
11:39 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Spotify makes its long-awaited debut on Xbox One
Well, that didn't take long. Less than a week after members of the Xbox crew were seen spinning tunes from Spotify on the console, the streaming service is making its official debut. Reports last...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget The man who put us through password hell regrets everything
If you rue the inevitable day when IT makes you change your password, you're not alone. It is incredibly frustrating to constantly think of new passwords with a capital letter, a special characte...
11:17 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget US agriculture agency tells staff not to mention climate change
It's no secret that the Trump White House is no fan of climate change science, but that's been having more of a chilling effect than you might think. The Guardian has obtained emails showin...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Autonomous wheelchairs arrive at Japanese airport
Passengers with limited mobility will soon be able to navigate airports more easily thanks to Panasonic's robotic electric wheelchair. Developed as part of a wider program to make Japan's Ha...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a OnePlus 5 smartphone and backpack!
OnePlus has been making its mark on the mobile scene for a while now and its latest phone doesn't disappoint. The OnePlus 5 is a combination of features, style and price that hits the sweet spot,...
10:34 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Video reviews are already proving their worth in MLS
Slowly but surely, technology is making its mark on world soccer. Goal-line technology is already helping rule out goals in the Premier League, Germany's Bundesliga, France's Ligue 1 and Ita...
10:12 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Mazda's engine breakthrough promises big fuel efficiency gains
Mazda has made the announcement car manufacturers have been working towards for years: it's releasing the first commercial compression-ignition gasoline engine. Dubbed SkyActiv-X, the engine will...
09:51 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Federal scientists: US already feeling effects of climate change
The EPA and the administration might not be fans of climate science, but government scientists from 13 federal agencies have concluded that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right no...
09:30 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget You actually don't mind Instagram messing with your timeline
Instagram has been enjoying a blockbuster of a year. It hit the 700-million-user mark in April, and last week the service celebrated the first anniversary of Stories -- the Snapchat clone that now has...
09:10 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Watch the most impressive 'Game of Thrones' VFX reel yet
Warning: Spoilers ahoy. This week's Game of Thrones episode wasn't dampened by hacking or leaks, mainly because the "Loot Train" battle was so spectacular. The producers have poste...
08:35 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget YouTube clarifies how much cash its creators can make
A lot of creators rely on YouTube to make a living, but despite recent efforts to improve, the Google-owned site still takes videos down for no good reason. On top of that, mismatching ads to offensiv...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Nintendo's 'Samus' 3DS XL is perfect for that 'Metroid' reboot
Huge Metroid fan? You'll be thrilled to know that Nintendo has designed a New 3DS XL to go with the upcoming Metroid II reboot, then. The Samus Edition console will be available on September 15th...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget 'Metroid: Samus Returns' plays like a modern classic
For a brief moment, a number floating in space overshadowed everything else during Nintendo's E3 digital showcase. The announcement of Metroid Prime 4 heralded the return of a franchise that, wit...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Lonely Planet's Trips app is Instagram for travel junkies
If you've ever planned a vacation abroad, you've probably spent some time with Lonely Planet. The company is the largest travel book publisher in the world, and it also has plenty of free re...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Tile Pro helps you find your stuff from 200 feet away
We've held up the Tile as the best Bluetooth-connected fob to keep track of your stuff since its second, refined version launched in 2015, and more recent versions have gotten better and smaller....
07:41 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Sharp's edge-to-edge AQUOS S2 is a glimpse at your next phone
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone may have wowed us with its edge-to-edge display recently, but let's not forget that Sharp has been driving this design with many of its previous Android phones -...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Leak shows the iPhone 8 is all screen and no home button
Much of the recent talk surrounding the iPhone 8 has focussed on its hardware. Now, courtesy of a new leak, we can go back to speculating its design. The latest image -- via the web's resident ha...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, August 8th 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.All kinds of items are up for sale, including Google Glass, HBO's emails and a unique comic-book company. Just another Tuesday, we guess....
04:42 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget Intel's push for petabyte SSDs requires a new kind of drive
There aren't many ways to make data center storage exciting, but mentioning a drive that could hold up to one petabyte (1,000 terabytes) comes close. Intel is making the case to swap out old disk...
03:32 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget The military can shoot down drones that fly over bases
Drones can cost a pretty penny, so make sure not to fly them too near an airport... or a military base. The Pentagon has approved a new policy that gives military bases the right to shoot down or seiz...
02:15 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget HBO hackers return with exec emails and a ransom demand
After hitting the headlines last week, the hackers responsible for the HBO data breach are back. And, this time they're demanding a ransom. On Monday, the group leaked internal emails, and multip...
02:15 am -04 - Tue, August 8, 2017
Engadget HBO hackers return with 'GoT' actor phone numbers and a ransom
After hitting the headlines last week, the hackers responsible for the HBO data breach are back. And, this time they're demanding a ransom. On Monday, the group leaked internal emails, and multip...
11:37 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget CBS is launching a streaming sports channel this year
CBS isn't going to lean primarily on All Access to fuel its streaming ambitions -- it's catering to the sports crowd, too. Company chief Les Moonves has teased plans for a "24/7" ...
10:27 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Google employee behind 'echo chamber' diversity memo fired
Over the weekend, a Google employee's internally-shared 10-page document attacking a supposed "echo chamber" around diversity and inclusion went viral. Now, Bloomberg reports -- based o...
10:18 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget CBS All Access is making its way around the world
More people all over the globe will be able to watch Star Trek: Discovery and CBS' other original online and TV shows without resorting to piracy. The network is launching CBS All Access in other...
09:20 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget The Oculus launcher now works with Steam games
Oculus' launcher software is, unsurprisingly, focused on running VR apps from the Oculus Store. But that's probably not how you get all your apps -- you may have Rift-ready games in Steam, f...
08:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget The new Google Glass is on sale today (but don't get it)
Did you regret skipping Google Glass the first time around? You now have a second chance... if you have a specific need for it, that is. Glass for Work partner Streye is now selling the follow-up Glas...
07:26 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'The Carmichael Show' and 'Orphan Black' finales
This week we're saying goodbye to several notable shows. BBC America's Orphan Black tops the list with its series finale Saturday night, but we'll also take a look at series enders for ...
06:38 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget LG's V30 flagship leaks in hands-on footage
Last month, LG teased a reveal for its V30 smartphone, a followup to its audiophile-friendly V20. While renders immediately appeared supposedly showing the upcoming phone's design, we might have ...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget 'Spelunky' and 'Downwell' creators have 50 games coming this fall
Good news if you and yours have long worn out Sportsfriends' appeal -- it's been a few years, so that's understandable -- and you're hankering for another collection of unique mult...
05:41 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Amazon snags rights to Lucille Ball movie starring Cate Blanchett
Amazon isn't done seeking Hollywood glory just because it has a couple of Oscars under its belt. The internet giant's studio wing has snapped up Luci and Desi, a high-profile biographical f...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget France and Germany want Apple and Google to pay their taxes
France and Germany are looking to make major tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon begin paying their fair share of taxes. The move comes as many European leaders have expressed frust...
04:51 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Brain-controlled VR game hints at a hands-free future
We may be a long way off from a Holodeck-like virtual reality where your body is the controller, but Neurable might have the next closest thing. It recently unveiled a prototype peripheral that adds ...
04:50 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget France and Germany want Apple and Google to pay their taxes
France and Germany are looking to make major tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon begin paying their fair share of taxes. The move comes as many European leaders have expressed frust...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget What we're listening to: Nine Inch Nails, 'Men in Blazers' and Kitty
Welcome back to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. This week, we're focusing on music and podcasts, from Tumblr-Wave to Trent Reznor. Fi...
04:14 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Xbox One is getting a completely new customizable interface
Microsoft just updated its suite of products for online gamers a month ago, adding a few quality-of-life features to Xbox Live and its streaming service Mixer (previously Beam). But today, they'v...
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Uber co-founder says Kalanick will not return as CEO
After a series of missteps including a videotaped argument with one of his company's drivers and a scathing written account of Uber's sexist, toxic culture, the company's then-CEO, Trav...
03:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget MIT uses radio waves and AI to more accurately study sleep
Sleep tracking has moved to the bedroom, with apps, peripherals and wearables that use movement or your device's microphone to figure out when you're sleeping or awake. Those with sleep diso...
03:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Venmo adds QR codes to make finding friends easier
Venmo wants to make it easier for you to find your friends. Instead of searching for their exact quirky handle, the payment service just added QR codes to user profiles. Just click the "Scan Code...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget YouTube hopes messaging will keep viewers glued to their screens
When I heard that Google was adding direct messaging to YouTube, the first thing I thought was "great, Google has another messaging app." After juggling Google Talk, Hangouts, Allo and Googl...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Obama's science advisors are reportedly still hard at work
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), a group meant to provide the president and White House officials with scientific and technological analyses and advice, has largely emptied out sinc...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Michelins 3D-printed tire is as stunning as it is futuristic
Looking at Michelin's new concept tire (dubbed the "Vision") is like staring at a mesmerizing painting of future wheels. The blue webbed structure looks nothing like a typical black tir...
02:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget The next version of Firefox will include support for VR
Mozilla has been working on VR for a while now, with support for Oculus Rift in the Firefox nightly builds as far back as 2015. Currently announced at the end of July and set to start rolling out live...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget CBS, Showtime and The CW are coming to DirecTV Now
This is a little convoluted, so bear with us: CBS will soon be available on DirecTV Now, the pay-TV provider's streaming service. CBS offers its own streaming service, CBS All Access, the exclusi...
01:38 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Apple joins Instagram just to show off iPhone photos
Back in 2015, Apple wanted to show off the camera chops of its then-flagship iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones, so it decided to tell the world the old fashioned way. A new ad campaign plastered gorgeou...
01:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Researchers develop method for real-time speech animation
Researchers at the University of East Anglia, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon University and Disney have created a way to animate speech in real-time. With their method, rather than having skilled animators ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget YouTube adds in-app direct messaging and sharing features
Don't look now, but Google has yet another messaging service -- sort of. Today, YouTube announced that it is rolling out a new in-app direct messaging feature, much like what you'll find in ...
12:47 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget T-Mobile's latest plan gives seniors a discount on unlimited data
You can't really sugarcoat it: senior citizens get a raw deal when it comes to cellphones. Carriers tend to either assume that you don't use data (and want a basic cellphone) or else give yo...
12:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Faraday Future leases new California plant amidst financial uncertainty
After abandoning its plans to open a manufacturing plant in Las Vegas, electric car maker Faraday Future has found a new home. The company has signed a lease for a 1,000,000-square foot facility in Ha...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget The best apps and streaming services for students
It's true that most of Engadget's back-to-school guide has comprised, well, gadgets, but as every nerd knows, a piece of hardware is only as good as the software it runs. That's why, to...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Scientists may have found a functional cure for type-1 diabetes
Type-1 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 42 million people worldwide, and occurs when the pancreas produces little to no insulin. Those with the condition must take supplementa...
12:01 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Intels 18-core chip was a risk. It will probably pay off.
Intel's high brass made a decidedly un-Intel move last August. During a routine business meeting at the company's Santa Clara headquarters, they decided to upend their desktop CPU roadmap fo...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Intel unveils full specs for its 18-core i9 Extreme Edition CPU
Intel made a big splash at Computex with its new Core i9 X-series family, which is spearheaded by its first 18-core processor for desktops. But we haven't much in the way of technical details, un...
11:33 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Google no longer forces its search on Android users in Russia
Back in April the Russian government ruled that Android phones in the region would have to allow Yandex -- essentially Russia's version of Google -- as a default search provider. Now that's ...
11:12 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget New FX subscription streams shows ad-free for $6 a month
Comcast announced today that it, along with FX Networks, will launch a new on-demand and streaming service that will give viewers commercial-free access to current and past episodes of FX and FXX seri...
10:51 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget 'Horizon Zero Dawn' add-on 'The Frozen Wilds' lands November 7th
Guerilla Games still isn't saying much about what Horizon Zero Dawn's upcoming The Frozen Wilds expansion will contain, but at least you know when you'll get your hands on it. The stud...
10:37 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Vizio adds Amazon Video to its list of SmartCast TV apps
Earlier this week, we reported that Vizio was finally integrating Smart TV apps directly into its displays; previously, owners of these Vizio models used an included Android tablet to download apps an...
10:11 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Netflix acquires Mark Millar's comics publishing house (updated)
Mark Millar is a well-known name in the world of comics, which is why today's announcement is such a big deal. Netflix has revealed that it's acquired Millarworld, Millar's comic book e...
09:55 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Sloohs stargazing telescope livestreams now free to view
If you enjoy watching nature livestreams (and let's face it, who hasn't put on a panda cam at least one or twice while toiling away), then you may love today's announcement. Slooh, an o...
09:45 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget New data privacy laws will let Brits erase childhood social posts
The UK's Data Protection Act began looking long in the tooth some time ago. It was introduced in 1998 when the internet was a very different place, after all, and today the government has publish...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Samsung's rugged Galaxy S8 Active launches this week
Samsung is officially releasing the Galaxy S8 Active on Friday, August 11. The rugged sibling to the company's all-conquering flagship will come in two colors (meteor gray and titanium gold). For...
09:03 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Samsung boss may face 12 years in prison over bribery charges
After being charged back in February (and a month's stint in jail), Samsung's acting head Lee Jae-yong could now face up to twelve further years in prison over his role in a corruption scand...
07:02 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget Google cuts up to $200 off its Pixel phones
Google's Pixel phone has been on the market for a while now, but it's still one of the best handsets money can buy. If it's something you'd like to own, but are put off by the pric...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, August 7th
Welcome to the new week. Confuse self-driving cars with stickers, fool your body into accepting organ transplants and more future-hacks in our weekend catch-up. Good luck with your Monday!...
03:45 am -04 - Mon, August 7, 2017
Engadget New computer models could direct scientists to epic cosmic events
Now that they're spotting gravitational waves more often, scientists are expanding their search for cosmic events. Specifically, they're using new computer models to depict the cataclysmic c...
11:55 pm -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget Asteroid family is as old as the Solar System itself
To date, astronomers haven't seen asteroid families (that is, asteroids with a common source) in the Solar System older than about 3 billion years -- well after the star system came to be 4.5 bil...
09:40 pm -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget Body sensor collects vital data by making you sweat
Medical sensors that sample your sweat are great, as they can accurately gather some of the data you'd get from blood without having to poke through your skin. There's just one problem: thi...
08:03 pm -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget Find 'Rick and Morty' rants with a quote search engine
Rick and Morty is chock-full of quotable moments, so it would only make sense that someone would eventually find a way search every single word, wouldn't it? Sure enough, it's here. The crea...
06:29 pm -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget You can confuse self-driving cars by altering street signs
While car makers and regulators are mostly worried about the possibility of self-driving car hacks, University of Washington researchers are concerned about a more practical threat: defacing street si...
05:02 pm -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget Lockheed Martin previews a future of tiny space telescopes
Current space telescopes are... big. You can't really avoid it given the need for giant lenses and bulky sensors. Lockheed Martin wants to fix that -- the aerospace firm has just released the fir...
03:31 pm -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget UK issues stricter security guidelines for connected cars
Nervous about the thought of your connected car falling victim to hacks, especially when self-driving cars hit the streets in earnest? So is the British government -- it just issued tougher guideline...
01:57 pm -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget Code hints the next Apple TV will support 4K and HDR
There have been murmurs of a 4K Apple TV and even hints of 4K HDR videos on iTunes, but now we have evidence tying it all together. Remember that incredibly revealing HomePod firmware? Developer Guilh...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget The best essential oil diffuser
By Shannon PalusThis post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, ...
11:00 am -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget After Math: Showing and Growing
It was a big week for expanding one's business. Netflix revealed its new slate of anime series, LastPass doubled its premium price, and the Chevy Bolt proved it could outrun a Tesla 3 over distan...
09:30 am -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget Ben Heck's portable Raspberry Pi photo booth
Karen has an idea for a project: With Felix's help, she'll create a portable Raspberry Pi photo booth, useful for weddings and other events. This isn't just a hardware project, though -...
06:35 am -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget Nanoparticles fool your body into allowing organ transplants
Organ transplants are frequently life-saving, but they remain a gamble when your body can reject the new organ well after the initial surgery. Yale researchers have discovered a clever solution to th...
01:56 am -04 - Sun, August 6, 2017
Engadget Chicago police see less violent crime after using predictive code
Law enforcement has been trying predictive policing software for a while now, but how well does it work when it's put to a tough test? Potentially very well, according to Chicago police. The city...
11:33 pm -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Harvard's tiny robotic arm can make endoscopic surgery safer
Minimally invasive surgery is already amazing as it is, but a team of Harvard scientists have created a device that expands its possible applications even further. They designed a tiny robotic arm tha...
10:02 pm -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Tesla fans reach a symbolic long-distance EV driving milestone
There's been a relentless quest to set electric car driving records in 2017, and a team of Italians just managed to smash a couple of those records in style. Tesla Owners Club Italia drove their...
08:28 pm -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Insurers increasingly use apps and drones instead of agents
Hobbyists aren't the only ones using the phone and drone cameras to explore the world in new ways, as insurance companies are increasingly opting for "virtual" or "touchless" ...
07:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Neil Young prepares a giant online archive for his music
Neil Young has come a long, long way since he dismissed streaming music services. The singer-songwriter has unveiled plans for a huge online archive of his work that, naturally, will tie into his stre...
05:27 pm -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Virgin Galactic conducts a 'dry run' for rocket-powered flights
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (official name VSS Unity) has just completed its sixth test glide. The reusable spaceplane still has between two to nine more staged glides to go before the aerospa...
03:59 pm -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Google employee's anti-diversity screed enrages coworkers
For all the talk of improving diversity in technology companies and getting employees to treat each other with respect, it's clear that there's still a long way to go. Motherboard has learn...
03:59 pm -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Google employee's anti-diversity screed enrages coworkers (updated)
For all the talk of improving diversity in technology companies and getting employees to treat each other with respect, it's clear that there's still a long way to go. Motherboard has learne...
02:31 pm -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Amazon relists Blu smartphones after 'false alarm'
Blu's unlocked Android phones are back on Amazon after a "false alarm," the company told Engadget. The online retail titan pulled down all Blu models from its website a couple of days a...
12:58 pm -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Tesla lowers the Model X's price now that it's more profitable
Tesla might have ditched the Model X's relatively affordable 60D trim, but that doesn't mean it's insensitive to your price concerns. Elon Musk's outfit has lopped $3,000 off the ...
11:30 am -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Recommended Reading: Pro soccer players train with video games
How Soccer PlayersAre Getting SmarterOn the Field WithBrain-Training Video GamesTom Taylor,Sports IllustratedAthletes are employing all kinds of tech during training to gain a competitive edge while t...
09:59 am -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Google adds Home speakers to its software preview program
Google is giving you a way to get updates for its Home speaker before other people do. All you have to do is volunteer to be part of its Preview Program, which was originally launched for Chromecast i...
08:00 am -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We have a new most-played YouTube champ and an important PSA for Game of Thrones fans....
03:07 am -04 - Sat, August 5, 2017
Engadget Respawn CEO: Despite sales stumble, expect more 'Titanfall'
Titanfall 2 has sustained its playerbase and momentum with free DLC every month since its release, but there's no question that the game was a hit that didn't make the impact it should'...
11:33 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Facebook tries slipping more local politics into your News Feed
Facebook isn't shy about wanting to increase your involvement in politics, and that might soon include seeing posts from the politicians you don't follow. A spokesperson has confirmed to Rec...
10:17 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Comcasts new X1 tools give parents more control over the home network
After debuting an all-in-one streaming app for its cable TV service and a new IoT-commanding home gateway earlier this year, Comcast announced on Friday that it is adding a trio of new parental contro...
09:11 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget YouTube Music adds song and album downloads almost two years later
It's pretty surprising that Google is updating the YouTube Music app instead of scrapping it wholesale. Before the most recent update it mainly served as a way to cast tunes that don't exist...
08:49 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Prosecutors claim Marcus Hutchins admitted writing malware code
Just a couple of days after the FBI arrested Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) he made an appearance in a Las Vegas federal courthouse, pleading not guilty to charges accusing him of creating the Kron...
08:49 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Prosecutors claim Marcus Hutchins admitted writing Kronos malware
Just a couple of days after the FBI arrested Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) he made an appearance in a Las Vegas federal courthouse, pleading not guilty to charges accusing him of creating the Kron...
08:04 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget US Army reportedly ceasing use of all DJI drone products
According to a memo obtained by sUAS News, the US Army will stop using DJI drones, effective immediately. "Due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products, it is ...
07:20 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Bring your own SNES cartridges for the Supa RetroN HD
The upcoming launch of Nintendo's SNES Classic has turned up the hype on 16-bit nostalgia, and Hyperkin is ready to seize the moment. The company already builds several consoles built for retro g...
06:58 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget 'Scape' mode in 'GT Sport' is basically Lightroom in a racing game
Even if you're garbage at racing games, this fall's GT Sport has a lot to offer beyond absurdly detailed cars. Case in point: "Scape," the game's insanely deep photo mode. Mor...
05:55 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget AT&T might be the first US carrier to sell a Huawei phone
Next year, Huawei may finally get a foothold in the US market when AT&amp;T reportedly begins selling its next leading phone. Getting its support would be huge for the company: It's the third...
05:34 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget 'Despacito' is the third to hold YouTube's most-popular spot this year
The juggernaut that is Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' just took the crown for the most-watched YouTube video ever. It crossed the 2.9 billion-watch threshold held by Wiz Khal...
05:05 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget The next Apple Watch might not need an iPhone for data
Well, Apple Watch fans have more to look forward to than just a new operating system. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple will release a version of its Watch with cellular network support ...
04:46 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Coinbase will support newly-minted Bitcoin Cash after all
Earlier this week, disgruntled members of the bitcoin community successfully split a new cryptocurrency off from the main branch. Bitcoin Cash, as it's called, attempts to speed up transactions, ...
04:24 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Proposed emojis include the drunk face and sad poo we've all been missing
It's only been a month since the Unicode Emoji Consortium released version 10 of the colorful little communication icons, including more diverse images along with zombies, a T-rex and (yes) a san...
03:47 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Billboards Artist Pass is Snapchats first music-focused series
Snapchat is getting a music documentary series courtesy of Billboard. Called Artist Pass, the series' five-minute long episodes will give viewers behind-the-scenes looks at musicians as they prep...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Childs Play is gifting joy and gaming carts to more childrens hospitals
If you're at a children's hospital next year, the chances of seeing one of the Gamers Outreach Foundation's (GOF) signature Go Karts are pretty high. The all-in-one rolling gaming rigs ...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Childs Play is giving joy and gaming carts to more childrens hospitals
If you're at a children's hospital next year, the chances of seeing one of the Gamers Outreach Foundation's (GOF) signature Go Karts are pretty high. The all-in-one rolling gaming rigs ...
03:23 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Researchers create instant hydrogen from water and aluminum
Hydrogen power seemed all the rage for awhile, until we had to face the practical considerations of using it. Yes, it's clean and abundant, but it's also incredibly difficult to transport. O...
03:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Pros weigh in on phishing the White House
Just before Anthony Scaramucci's fifteen minutes -- er, I mean ten days -- of White House fame were up, a man in the UK (who imaginatively calls himself "Email Prankster") had some choi...
02:42 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Google is reportedly building a Snapchat-style news system
Snapchat's Discover mode is a way for brands to create visual stories for consumption by its 158 million reported daily users. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google is developi...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Googles next Pixel phone looks pretty basic
The recent leaks showing features of Google's upcoming Pixel phone indicated that it would look a lot like the previous versions, with a 6-inch AMOLED display and an HTC U11-like squeezable frame...
02:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Alexa can find baby making music on Amazon's streaming services
Amazon announced today that users of its streaming service Prime Music, which is free with a Prime membership, and its subscription-based Amazon Music Unlimited can now ask Alexa to find tunes appropr...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Volkswagens head of compliance pleads guilty in emissions scandal
Last September, Volkswagen's James Robert Lang pled guilty in federal court on charges of conspiring to defraud US regulatory agencies and consumers. The veteran Volkswagon AG engineer admitted t...
01:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Sonys Xperia XZ Premium will play Netflix in HDR
In May, Netflix began opening up its HDR streaming feature to smartphones with HDR-capable screens. At the time, only LG G6 users could make use of it, but now those with a Sony Xperia XZ Premium can ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Smartwatches are relying on fashion brands to survive
The 2017 lineup of Android Wear watches is a techy fashionista's dream come true. With options from Louis Vuitton, Movado, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Emporio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger and an ever-gro...
12:49 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Karate Kid reboot no one asked for debuts on YouTube Red in 2018
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are getting back together to reprise their roles as Karate Kid's Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence in a 10-episode TV series called Cobra Kai. Announced today, th...
12:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Grab an Amazon Echo for half off today
Amazon's been expanding its line of smart, Alexa-powered home speakers for awhile now. If you're interested in buying an Amazon Echo, well then today is your lucky day. The smart speaker, wh...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget The best gear for building a home theater in your dorm
To the extent that your shoebox of a dorm will be your home for the next nine months, you should do whatever you can to make it feel cozy and inviting. To that end, we've included some home-theat...
12:16 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Messaging app Kik reportedly has a child abuse problem
Kik is the "de-facto" app for grooming children online, alleges a new video report. What's more, the messaging platform (which is primarily home to teens) is apparently allowing child e...
12:07 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Match.com turned its most eligible bachelors into free dolls
Match.com is as synonymous with online dating as Tinder is with casual bonking, but even an established platform needs a good PR push occasionally. In a campaign that would've almost certainly be...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Robot chefs and en route baking could be the future of pizza delivery
Looking at its storefront, you wouldn't expect Zume pizza to be the kind of business gunning to revolutionize the food-delivery business. Tucked into a quiet commercial park in Mountain View, Cal...
11:38 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Toyota and Mazda will work together to build EVs
Recently, Taiwanese electronics company (and Apple supplier) Foxconn announced a Wisconsin-based plant to build TVs, part of a larger $10 billion investment into the US. Now, Japanese companies Toyota...
11:25 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Spotify may finally make the leap to Xbox One this fall
Sony and Spotify have been pretty cozy for the past few years on PlayStation, but it looks like the streaming service is going to show Xbox fans some love soon too. Reddit's unblinking eyes spott...
11:09 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Bloomberg: Elon Musk is building his own Hyperloop
Elon Musk may have dreamt up the Hyperloop, but the bulk of its development has been carried out by others. When he unveiled the white paper in 2013, the South African billionaire said that his vision...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget The best mechanical keyboards
By Kimber Streams, Dan Frakes, and Ryan WhitwamThis post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's inde...
10:18 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Lenovo realizes unskinned Android is the best Android
Lenovo's Anuj Sharma has revealed that his company will no longer add its own skin to the Android phones that it sells. The executive spoke to Gadgets 360, saying that the company will abandon th...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget 'Pyre' is an awesome sports game masquerading as fantasy heroics
Pyre is the latest title from Supergiant Games, the indie studio that earned instant acclaim for its debut Bastion and follow-up Transistor. Like its predecessors, Pyre features lush hand-drawn art an...
09:41 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Chinese messaging app kills Microsoft's unpatriotic chatbot
A popular Chinese messaging app had to pull down two chatbots, not because they turned into racist and sexist bots like Microsoft's Tay and Zo did, but because they became unpatriotic. Tencent, o...
09:21 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Watch NYT's immersive stories on Samsung Gear VR
Virtual reality is proving an accommodating medium for the art of storytelling. Even beyond gaming, a diverse pool of creatives (including award-winning filmmakers) and companies are exploring this br...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Turn your smartphone into a Game Boy with Hyperkins Smartboy
The first of April has long been a day for practical jokes and silly pranks -- and there's no escape from April fools on the internet. Companies like ThinkGeek regularly announce fake products on...
08:28 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget The next episode of 'Game of Thrones' leaks online
Once again a Game of Thrones episode has leaked before its intended release. The fourth part of season seven was shared online through a Google Drive link, and we can confirm it's authentic. The ...
08:04 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget LinkedIn built a Tinder for business advice
The ability to swipe left and right to determine if you want to do business with someone is Tinder's signature feature. It's been copied by hundreds of imitators, but few would have expected...
07:02 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Amazon adds Alexa voice control to Prime Photos for Fire TV
You don't have to dig for old pictures anymore if you're looking at them using Fire TV. Amazon's Prime Photos app now supports Alexa, which means you can bark voice commands at the app ...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Friday August 4th, 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Friday has arrived. We'll close out this week with the Moto Z2 Force review and a look at how GTA V is still making money four years after it came out....
04:45 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget Artificial skin transplants could be used to treat diabetes
Skin grafts made using CRISPR gene editing are preventing mice from developing diabetes, and scientists claim they could prove beneficial for humans too. In a proof-of-concept study, researchers at th...
03:33 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget A Japanese cosmetics company found its perfect pitch man: Guile
The trend of video game characters hawking real-life products doesn't seem to be slowing, but this time it's a classic character capitalizing on the right opportunity. Guile's unmoving ...
02:03 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget FCC back at full strength after Senate appoints two new members
The FCC is no longer shorthanded after seven months of operating below max capacity now that the Senate has finally appointed two new commissioners. In a statement released today, the agency has named...
02:03 am -04 - Fri, August 4, 2017
Engadget FCC back at full strength after Senate confirms two new members
The FCC is no longer shorthanded after seven months of operating below max capacity now that the Senate has finally confirmed two new commissioners appointed by the president. In a statement released ...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Dark energy tests prove science is right about the universe
The results are in: As best we can tell, the universe clumps and expands just how we thought it did. That confirmation comes from the first results of a five-year survey wherein researchers took dark ...
10:57 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Your next craft beer might be named by a neural network
Researcher Janelle Shane has used AI to come up with names for paint colors, metal bands and guinea pigs in the past. She's even used it to generate wonderfully weird pickup lines. Now, she'...
07:44 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Open-world adventure game 'Rime' comes to the Switch this November
Tequila Works' highly-anticipated indie game Rime, formerly planned as a PS4 exclusive, is also headed to PC, the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. While some were worried the open-world adventure wo...
06:46 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Uber Freight schedules loads for truck drivers in six more states
Uber's purchase of Otto provided the ride-sharing company with a beachhead to get into the trucking business, an entr&eacute;e to the autonomous car industry and a bit of controversy. The res...
06:05 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget LastPass Premium now costs twice as much
LastPass announced a restructuring of its plan pricing and packaging today and the cost of its premium tier is doubling to $24 per year. Some features are also being taken away from the free plan. Tho...
05:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget FCC offers 'reverse-auction' to expand rural broadband access
The FCC got the go ahead for its rural broadband subsidy plan, Connect America Fund, in 2014. The fund -- intended to bring high-speed internet access to the least served communities in the US -- has ...
05:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Dell's massive Canvas display for artists is available for $1,800
If you're looking for a giant digital drawing display, but don't have the money to spend on Microsoft's lovely but expensive Surface Studio, Dell is ready to take your cash. The Dell Ca...
05:15 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget The Wirecutter's best deals: Google's Daydream View VR headset drops to $60
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...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget GoPro bets its near future on the Hero6 and Fusion cameras
Ever since becoming a publicly traded company in 2014, GoPro hasn't had the most positive financial results. The camera maker has been struggling to be profitable, as shown by its past few quarte...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Michelle Carter gets 15 months in prison in texting suicide case
Back in June, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court found Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter for urging her then-boyfriend to kill himself back in 2014. Today, her sentence came down: Of the maximum 20-y...
04:07 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Facebook translations are now entirely powered by AI
Facebook has been working on changing how it translates text in posts and comments and today it announced that its transition is complete. It means that translations should be quite a bit more accurat...
03:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Googles Play Store will boost rankings of high quality apps
With thousands of apps added every day, Google's Play Store is bloated with poor-quality software. We're not just talking about lame game knockoffs -- lots of the worst are badly-coded monst...
03:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Uber leased recalled cars to drivers in Singapore
Uber's troubles just keep on coming. A new report in The Wall Street Journal today says that the ride-sharing company knowingly leased recalled Honda Vezel sport-utility vehicles to Uber drivers....
03:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Uber leased recalled cars to drivers in Singapore (updated)
Uber's troubles just keep on coming. A new report in The Wall Street Journal today says that the ride-sharing company knowingly leased recalled Honda Vezel sport-utility vehicles to Uber drivers....
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget iOS 11 camera features may include scene recognition
Smartphones may have effectively killed off dedicated point-and-shoot cameras, but Apple is looking to them for inspiration with iOS 11. Developers have dug through beta firmware for the HomePod, and ...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget A New York library card is your ticket to stream thousands of movies
Libraries have long let users check out DVDs and Blu-ray discs, but that's starting to feel a bit archaic thanks to Netflix, Hulu and all the rest. Fortunately for those who don't even have ...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Chevy Bolt outlasts Tesla's Model S in Consumer Reports range test
Consumer Reports just published the results of its range test of the Chevrolet Bolt electric car and came up with some surprising results. While the Bolt is rated for 238 miles of driving by the EPA, ...
02:43 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Asus ZenFone AR is available now on Verizon for $648 (updated)
Back at CES, we were impressed with Asus' new smartphone, the ZenFone AR, but it wasn't clear exactly how much it would be. Now, the Verizon-exclusive smartphone is available for preorder; i...
02:43 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Asus ZenFone AR is available now, unlocked or from Verizon (updated)
Back at CES, we were impressed with Asus' new smartphone, the ZenFone AR, but it wasn't clear exactly how much it would be. Now, the Verizon-exclusive smartphone is available now and it cost...
02:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget WNBA teams make their console debut in NBA Live 18
It looks like EA is finally getting the idea that women play sports and that video game fans want to see them in their sports titles. Since the video game company has women's soccer teams in socc...
02:20 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget FBI arrests UK security researcher who stopped WannaCry outbreak (updated)
Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old security researcher who is credited with halting the spread of the WannaCry malware program earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI while attending the DefCon s...
02:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Facebook is still terrible at managing hate speech
Facebook has failed yet again at managing and removing hate speech. Ijeoma Oluo, a black activist and writer, was on a road trip with her children recently when she decided to make a meal stop at a Cr...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Minecraft: Story Mode arrives on Nintendo Switch August 22nd
The second episode of Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two will be released on August 15th and like the first episode, it will be available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and Andr...
01:39 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Facebook is slowly becoming less white and less male
Facebook's latest diversity stats are in, and it seems that while the process is glacially-slow, the company is becoming less white and less male. In the last year, the number of women in tech ha...
01:12 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Photography algorithm alters perspective after images are captured
Combining multiple photographs to create a new image isn't uncommon, but researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in partnership with NVIDIA have come up with a a pretty ...
12:51 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Vector successfully launches prototype rocket for small satellites
Today, Vector, a company that aims to deliver small and nano-satellites into orbit, successfully launched a full-scale prototype of its Vector-R rocket. It was a suborbital flight; the rocket took off...
12:33 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Facebook is testing Stories beside your desktop News Feed
Facebook's Snapchat-like Stories feature launched on its mobile app earlier this year and now it looks like the company is testing it out on its desktop site. As TechCrunch reports, for some user...
12:18 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi now sells more wearables than Apple or Fitbit
It hasn't been a great time for Fitbit lately, and reports that rival Xiaomi has now taken the lead in worldwide wearable device sales can't be welcome news for the company. Findings from re...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget PayPal made digital money cards to send to your friends
Remember those birthday and Christmas cards you used to get from family as a kid? They were no Game Boys or PlayStations, but they were still pretty sweet because there was almost always a few bucks t...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget This virtual try-on system for clothing might actually work
It can be a real pain to shop for clothes online when it's unclear how they'll fit. Sure, if you have favorite brands, it's easier, but if you're wading into the unknown territory ...
11:20 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million
Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwo...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget FIFA envisions a future where players wear in-game fitness trackers
Like it or not, soccer is moving into the modern era. For the past few years FIFA, the sport's governing body, has been working with the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to bring e...
10:39 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Facebook's related articles will add fact to fake news shares
Facebook's related articles section can now help you determine whether a story that's being shared on the website is nothing but a hoax. After hearing from users about how related articles g...
10:22 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Zuckerberg hires Clinton pollster, totally not running for president
There have been rumors circulating about whether Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is planning a presidential run in 2020. After all, he decided he wanted to "personally hear more of ...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Disney will show the sights, sounds and smells of 'Star Wars' in VR
Disney is teaming up with virtual reality gaming centre The Void to launch an immersive Star Wars experience at two of its sites. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire lets you step inside the intergalacti...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Sony wants to turn your PS4 into an anime box after buying Funimation
Japanese animation has exploded in popularity over the past few years, thanks to increased availability on streaming services like Crunchyroll, Hulu and Amazon. It was popular enough for Funimation, w...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget With Funimation deal, Sony's PS4 will be a must-have for anime fans
Japanese animation has exploded in popularity over the past few years, thanks to increased availability on streaming services like Crunchyroll, Hulu and Amazon. It was popular enough for Funimation, w...
09:38 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget London is bankrolling an extra 1,500 residential EV chargers
London is already one of the best places to drive an electric car in the UK, with an abundance of chargers in car parks, hotels and side streets. London mayor Sadiq Khan wants more, however, to shift ...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Newton email app keeps things tidy with a Priority Inbox-like tool
If you've wished you had the ability to use Priority Inbox and Tabs features in non-Gmail accounts, well, you're in luck. Newton's Tidy Inbox feature is now available across iOS, Androi...
09:17 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Amazon reminds cloud customers in China to avoid VPNs
Apple isn't the only company that's feeling the pressure from the Chinese government in its quest to limit internet access even further. According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon also had...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Moto Z2 Force review: One step forward, another step back
Last year, Motorola pulled off a stunning feat: It built the first modular smartphones worth using. The Moto Z and Z Force played nice with the company's burgeoning line of Moto Mod accessories, ...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Four years on, 'GTA Online' is still a money-spinner
Almost four years down the line, GTA V is still drawing big crowds. And players are dropping a lot of dollar on the game's ballistic online mode. That cash is filling up the safes at Take-Two Int...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Plastics breakthrough could improve your car's mileage
A new thermal engineering process could finally make it viable to use plastic product components in things such as vehicles, LEDs and computers. Until now, the material has been overlooked for such ap...
07:45 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Deliveroo is giving riders GoPros after a rise in acid attacks
Following the sharp rise of acid attacks, especially in inner city areas, food delivery service Deliveroo has introduced new measures aimed at keeping its riders safe as they navigate the streets. The...
07:20 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget TalkTalks made a simple circular TV remote just for kids
It's never been easier to keep the kids entertained. YouTube, the BBC, Sky, Virgin Media, Disney and more all have apps dedicated to shows for the little ones, and parents can trust everything on...
07:05 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Nissans door alert honks at you to check the backseat
The last thing you want is to forget items in the back of a car during these relentless summer days. But even with all the technical wizardry found inside modern vehicles, there's really nothing ...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Thursday, August 3rd 2017
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.This morning we have free advice on how to sell tablets, the latest financial data from Tesla and two big screens (one of them is on a phone)....
05:45 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Sky is rewarding loyal customers with a special TV channel
Every major TV provider is worried about subscriber churn, or the number of people cancelling their package to save money or switch to a rival service. For the longest time, Sky has countered this tre...
05:22 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Apple adapted Bluetooth LE for ultra-low power hearing aids
Last month, Apple and Cochlear teamed up to showcase the latter's new made-for-iPhone implant for folks with hearing loss. Now, Wired has revealed that the pair had to stretch the boundaries of p...
04:04 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Daimler funds Volocopter's autonomous flying taxi dreams
Volocopter just got a $30 million cash injection, thanks to a few investors, including fellow German firm Daimler. The automaker's contribution can help the company stick to its timeline and its ...
02:37 am -04 - Thu, August 3, 2017
Engadget Microsoft starts testing Windows 10's built-in Eye Control
The latest Insider preview build for Windows 10 is rolling out, and it's bringing that eye-tracking support Microsoft recently mentioned. Users with a compatible eye tracking device (which right ...
11:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Stream Lollapalooza performances live this weekend on Red Bull TV
Another summer big summer music festival is upon us. This weekend, artists converge on Chicago for four days of live tunes at Lollapalooza. If you can't make the trip, don't fret: Red Bull T...
10:53 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Mozilla file sharing test wipes files after one download
The files you share online tend to linger around in the cloud. But what if you don't like the possibility that someone might swipe your files after you're done? Mozilla is offering an answ...
09:43 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget LG's next OLED phone is just as big, but not flexible
Look for another super-sized OLED phone on the way from LG soon, as it has just announced a flagship device built around a 6-inch FullVision display to match the G6 and Q6. While LG has established le...
08:57 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Honeywells connected thermostats now work with Google Home
Google welcomed Honeywell into the Home family as a partner back in January, but now it's finally including both of the company's connected thermostat families, the Lyric and Total Connected...
07:58 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Shopify goes after Square with a new mobile credit card reader
Shopify just released its new card reader that makes it easy for merchants to complete credit or debit card-based sales on the go. The reader accepts chip dips or swipes and works with Visa, Mastercar...
06:56 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Verizon's latest rewards program shares gobs of your data
Verizon has just fired up a new rewards program, but you might want to hold off if you're concerned about your privacy. Brandon Robbins and other customers have noticed that enlisting in Up requi...
06:56 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Verizon's latest rewards program shares gobs of your data (updated)
Verizon has just fired up a new rewards program, but you might want to hold off if you're concerned about your privacy. Brandon Robbins and other customers have noticed that enlisting in Up requi...
06:07 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget DJI's Spark drone starts recording when you raise your arm
When we reviewed DJI's Spark drone, one of our gripes was the limited set of gesture controls. You can't do everything you want without reaching for your phone. DJI is already taking steps t...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Fitbit CEO says its first smartwatch will be ready for the holidays
Looks like Fitbit's new smartwatch will arrive before the holiday season, according to the company's CEO. In its second quarter earnings report, he noted that the wearable is "is on tra...
05:22 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget REDs $1,200 holographic phone features snap-on camera accessories
Digital camera maker RED is still releasing new products at different price points, like its $15,000 4K Raven bundle the company plans to release in a partnership with Apple. But the company's lo...
04:59 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Researchers think algorithms can improve your trash selfies
Whether we take selfies to match our own perception of what we think we look like or trying to understand how others perceive us, there's no doubt that the self portrait is the defining photograp...
04:39 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget HBO data breach included thousands of internal documents
It looks like the data taken during Monday's HBO hack is more than just a couple show episodes and Game of Thrones spoilers. The company paid security contractors to sniff out exactly what leaked...
04:29 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Tesla is getting 1,800 Model 3 reservations per day
After narrowly meeting its promise to launch the Model 3 in July, Tesla has released its latest earnings report (PDF). Other than slightly higher than expected revenue, the company says that since the...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Goofy AirPod pockets are the latest ridiculous fashion statement
"I'm always losing my AirPods," says everyone who's purchased a pair of Apple's questionably fashionable wireless headphones. While it's unlikely that putting them in tin...
04:04 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Skip the line and grab a Uniqlo jacket from a vending machine
You can get Best Buy products, Snapchat Spectacles and Instagram likes from a vending machine these days. You can even get a car. Now, Uniqlo wants to add its clothing to the myriad of items you can s...
03:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Facebook News Feed will direct you to faster-loading links
It's not just bogus articles that can make your Facebook News Feed seem like a minefield -- it's also frustrating when a friend shares a web link that takes... forever... to... load. Thankfu...
03:33 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Google Earth iOS update saves it from App Store removal
One of iOS 11's big changes (and there are many) is that it will no longer support 32-bit-only apps. This has left developers scrambling to make sure their apps will be able to launch on the soft...
03:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Karma's new hotspot gives users a cloak of invisibility
Personal hotspot hardware provider Karma has announced a new security-focused product, Karma Black. A specialized version of the company's KarmaGO hotspot device, Karma Black will provide anonymo...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Microsoft powers a DJs live show with a Surface Book and Kinects
When it comes to live shows, the visuals are key to making a lasting impression. I'd even argue that what you see is just as important as the quality of the music. It is a performance, after all....
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget The Smithsonian art museum dove into VR with Intel's help
Virtual reality and museums are a perfect pair. We've seen plenty of institutions, like the British Museum, dabble in VR over the past few years. But for the most part, the offerings have been fa...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Sony and IBM created 330TB data tapes for a massive analog archive
Storing data on magnetic tape is back, baby. Sony has announced that thanks to a partnership with IBM Research in Zurich, the pair have developed a magnetic tape cartridge capable of storing 201 gigab...
02:04 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Pentagon officials can view classified material on special tablets
The Department of Defense (DOD) is testing out the use of tablets for viewing classified documents and videos. In a statement, the Defense Information Systems Agency said that the year-long pilot prog...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Vizio adds the streaming apps its new TVs were missing
One of the more unique features of Vizio's smart TV lineup is that some models use an Android tablet to cast streaming services to the displays. That's rather than having apps baked directly...
01:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Glittery iPhone cases recalled after reports of chemical burns
Smartphone cases are normally as harmless as can be, but that sadly isn't always true. MixBin has recalled 263,000 iPhone cases after 24 reports of skin irritation and chemical burns when the ca...
01:14 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Three new 'Persona' spin-offs are coming, including 'Q2'
Atlus has just announced a trio of new Persona spin-offs. Following on from the 2015 PS Vita rhythm game Persona 4: Dancing All Night are a pair of new Dancing titles based on Persona 3 and Persona 5....
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Blue raises the bar for wireless audio with its Satellite headphones
After making its name building microphones for both amateurs and professionals, Blue made the leap to headphones back in 2014. Its first model, the Mo-Fi, featured a built-in amplifier and the company...
12:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Ransomware attacks hit small businesses the hardest
If it seems like reports of ransomware attacks -- malicious software that holds data hostage unless a ransom is paid to the person or organization behind it -- are increasing, Malwarebytes agrees with...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget All Apple had to do to sell iPads was make them cheaper
It's been about a year and a half since Apple introduced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It was a great device, but it also made Apple's tablet lineup more confusing than ever. I wrote at the time th...
12:13 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Microsoft inadvertently hints at its own iPad keyboard cover
You might not have any inclination to buy a Surface Pro tablet if you're an iPad owner, but Microsoft may be happy to sell you the keyboard portion. WinFuture has noticed that Microsoft posted a...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget The best audio gear for students
There's a strong case to be made for investing in quality audio gear at any period in your adult life. For college students in particular, though, a good set of speakers can be icebreakers as muc...
11:43 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Overwatch's Summer Games event returns on August 8th
In the 14 months since Overwatch hit the shelves, Blizzard has worked tirelessly to keep a steady stream of fresh content coming. New maps and characters appear every so often, as do seasonal events, ...
11:28 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Netflix reveals new slate of anime originals
Netflix is taking the plunge into the world of Japanese animation. The streaming giant already licenses a number of animes, and now its sprucing up its library with a raft of originals. The new wave o...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Transfer PayPal funds mid-chat with Skypes Send Money feature
Skype and PayPal have teamed up to make it easier for you to transfer money to someone mid-conversation. If you're talking to a pal through the Skype mobile app and remember you need to reimburse...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget What you need to know about Apple, VPNs and China
On July 29th, Apple began notifying VPN companies that their apps would shortly be pulled from the App Store in China. In a statement, ExpressVPN said that the move was "surprising and unfortunat...
10:41 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Virgin Orbit will test its rocket-launching plane in 2018
There's a lot happening at Virgin's three space companies, even though they might not be making headlines the same way that other commercial spaceflight companies are. Virgin Galactic is foc...
10:25 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Uber and Lyft are losing their fight against unionization
A federal judge has dealt a blow to ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, after dismissing an appeal to block legislation that would allow their drivers to unionize. US District Court Judge Ro...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Xiaomi is one of the world's biggest phonemakers, again
Samsung shipped two percent more phones in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to Strategy Analytics. By shipping 79.5 million out of 360 million units worldwid...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Team USA tests Eagle Prime ahead of its Giant Robot Duel
Over two years since it announced its robot battle, MegaBots is testing out the fighting machine it will take to the mechanical blitz. Its latest vid sees it pilot the 12-ton behemoth around an obstac...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Samsung's giant 4K QLED TV costs $20,000
More than just about any other electronics products, TVs cost a fortune if you really want the biggest, best model available. Case in point is Samsung's Q9, the latest model in its top-end QLED l...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Twitter hides daily user numbers to avoid Facebook comparisons
While Facebook is happy to wax lyrical about its user metrics, Twitter is keeping schtum on the number of its daily visitors -- even after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gotten invol...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Plex pushes Live TV broadcasts to Apple TV, Android
It hasn't been that long since Plex launched live TV and DVR support, but now it's officially out of beta testing. While it's still a premium feature tied to the Plex Pass subscription ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Hyperloop One's passenger pod takes its first ride
Just weeks after Hyperloop One demonstrated a working, albeit slow, version of its levitating sled, the company has made another leap forward. This time around, the startup has successfully tested its...
06:58 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget RED starts selling its 'budget' $15,000 camera with Apple
RED, known for high-end cinema cameras used by James Cameron, Peter Jackson and others, has just formed a very unusual retail partnership. It's now offering the 4.5K, 120 fps RED Raven camera exc...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Wednesday, August 2nd 2017
Hey, good morning!That SNES Classic that everyone wants is going up for pre-order this month, as Nintendo tries to ensure people who want one can actually buy one. Meanwhile, Sony is happily making mo...
05:50 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget IKEAs selling home storage batteries for its solar panels
A rooftop of solar panels generating clean energy is great and all, but having somewhere to squirrel away that free juice is even better. After stepping into the shade for a good few months, IKEA bega...
04:45 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget CBS All Access has more new TV shows to join 'Star Trek'
After a few delays, the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery is on track to launch September 24th, and the streaming network has a few more shows planned to keep the momentum going. There's...
02:44 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Next 'MST3K' DVD box set could be its last
The cult of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 is currently in full swing. There's the gleefully cheesy Netflix revival, which came off the back of a successful Kickstarter from the show's creator...
01:03 am -04 - Wed, August 2, 2017
Engadget Apple and Google ditch shady trading apps with Australia's help
It's no secret that Google and even Apple have an abundance of sketchy applications on their app stores. Some of those called binary options trading apps have alarmed the Australian Securities &a...
11:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget The pro 'StarCraft' scene is alive and well
StarCraft used to be the belle of the ball when it came to eSports, but times have changed. While it still has a viable competitive scene, you're more likely to hear about Dota 2, League of Lege...
10:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Snap's next purchase might be a popular selfie drone maker
Snap's hardware business could soon extend well beyond cute-looking camera glasses. Sources speaking to The Information understand that the Snapchat creator is in discussions to buy Zero Zero Rob...
09:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget VSCO adds video editing tools to its subscription service on iOS
Popular iOS photo editing app, VSCO, keeps adding new tools for photographers looking to tweak their still images. The company has included RAW support, simplified capture features, a Collections syst...
08:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Tesla battery head departs as Model 3 production ramps up
Tesla may be celebrating the launch of the Model 3, but it's still a bittersweet week. The electric car maker's longstanding battery technology director, Kurt Kelty (pictured at right), has...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Bitcoin feud splits the currency in two
This morning, bitcoin split into two currencies -- the original and Bitcoin Cash. The hard forking, as it's known, resulted from heated debate over the cryptocurrency's future, since the agi...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Nextbit ends customer support for its Robin 'cloud phone'
When gaming peripheral maker Razer acquired Nextbit this past January, the phone maker promised to support the Robin, its beautiful yet flawed "cloud phone," providing updates and security p...
05:36 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget DJI and 3D Robotics team up for business-focused drone tools
For all their hobbyist applications, like photography and videography, drones are still primarily commercial tools. Thus, 3DR's partnership with DJI for the Enterprise Drone Platform. Specificall...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon taps 'Boondocks' creator for alt-history show 'Black America'
Amazon could be getting another alternate history show of the likes of The Man in the High Castle. A series called Black America is under development and it's centered around a reality where sout...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Apple iPad sales grow year-over-year for the first time since 2013
This time of year isn't usually great for Apple's hardware sales, but the company's newly released Q3 earnings has at least one pleasant surprise. In addition to raking in $45.4 billion...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Get your first taste of 'Sunless Skies' on August 30th
Sunless Skies, the sequel to Sunless Sea that reached its Kickstarter goal in just four hours, will be available for Early Access play on August 30th. Kickstarter backers will get their key via email ...
04:23 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Request a Lyft inside the Amtrak app when your train arrives
Lyft has teamed up with another brand, forming a partnership that totally makes sense. Now, Amtrak riders can request a Lyft directly from the Amtrak app. Lyft said in a statement that rides to and fr...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Senate bill demands tougher security for the Internet of Things
Security among Internet of Things devices is bad enough at home, but it's downright scary in government, where a vulnerable security camera could lead to hackers stealing vital secrets. A bipart...
04:07 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Google adds a dash of Pinterest with recipes and shopping
Google Image Search hasn't really been well-suited to competing with Pinterest. You could save images for later viewing or visit the source page, but you couldn't always tell what you would ...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget 'Resident Evil' will haunt the Nintendo Switch this fall
Before Resident Evil 7 came along and blew everyone's expectations of what a survival horror game could be out of the water, the franchise was in a bad spot for awhile. The Revelations sub-series...
03:36 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Microsoft shrunk the Xbox One wireless controller adapter for PCs
Microsoft has a few new accessories on the way for Xbox One and PC gamers. Along with three new Wireless Controllers in Xbox 360-style Grey/Green, hot red Volcano Shadow, and Halo-esque Patrol Tech va...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Windows 10 will soon include built-in eye tracking
It's not easy to use a PC if you have ALS or another neuromuscular disease that prevents you from using your hands. You can use eye tracking, but that could easily entail specialized software and...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon adds live home camera feeds to Fire TV's bag of tricks
It seems like every day brings a new announcement for Alexa and Amazon-branded devices, and this day is no different. Today, the online retail giant announced that soon you'll be able to view you...
03:06 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Pinterest wants you to think of it as a visual search engine
Pinterest might have started out as a social network, but it's quickly moving into search engine territory. This week, the site announced that it's moving the "Search" and "Le...
02:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Nintendo has a fix for the Switch's battery bug
Nintendo has sold almost 2 million Switch units in the four months since the system launched in March, so it's safe to say the console is a success. But it's still plagued with a few system ...
02:35 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Sustainable seafood grows in a lab instead of the ocean
Taking a whiff of a tray of multiplied cells, made from the stem cells scraped off a dead fish, all I could detect was a faint aroma of something smelling 'off.' Fishy, even. The co-founders...
02:17 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget YouTube will isolate offensive videos that don't violate policies
YouTube has been working on ways to manage offensive and extremist content that do and do not violate its policies, and some steps it has taken include AI-assisted video detection and removal as well ...
02:07 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget You can finally stuff your head into a Windows VR headset
After a few months of waiting, you can snap up a Windows Mixed Reality headset for yourself... if you meet the right conditions, that is. Microsoft is now selling both the Acer and HP Developer Editi...
01:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook is reportedly working on a tablet for video calls
Facebook's hardware aspirations go beyond virtual reality. The social network is working on a video calling device that'll feature a wide-angle lens, a mic, speakers, a touchscreen between 1...
01:47 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Command a spaceship fleet in the 'Dreadnought' PS4 open beta
Ever dreamed of commanding a whole fleet of giant spaceships? You now have your chance. Six Foot, Yager and Grey Box have launched the PS4 open beta for Dreadnought, their long-in-the-making tactic...
01:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Theranos settles Walgreens lawsuit with 'no finding of liability'
Theranos, the lab testing and equipment company, has had a bad couple of years. The company has been accused of all sorts of wrongdoing, including fake test results and false claims of "innovativ...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Hollywood's favorite video editing tools arrive in a free app
If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to edi...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app
If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to edi...
01:11 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget SNES Classic will be available for pre-order this month, honest
The SNES Classic has already had a tumultuous history, and it was only officially announced last month. But now, Nintendo has confirmed (really for real) that the system will actually (really) be avai...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Kuri robot will (hopefully) record your family's precious moments
If you're a parent, you probably dread the thought of missing an important moment in your child's life. Do you really want to be in the other room when your little one takes those first step...
12:45 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Trade in your Surface for a new one every 18 months
Microsoft is making it easier for customers to get their hands on the latest tech with its new Surface Plus financing options. Phone carriers have already tapped into the marketing potential of early ...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget FIFAs tech experiments drag soccer into the modern age
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It may not be as big as American football, baseball or basketball in the US-- at least not yet-- but there's a much larger interest in it here now t...
12:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Panasonic AI senses drowsy drivers and cranks up the AC
Until self-driving cars get a lot better, the only AI controlling them will be us. Since we're imperfect, sleepy beings, however, Panasonic is using artificial intelligence in a different way: To...
11:52 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget iOS app developers can now recruit up to 10,000 beta testers
You'll now have a bigger chance of beta testing upcoming iOS, tvOS, watchOS and even iMessage apps from your favorite developers. Cupertino has expanded the number of beta testers devs can invite...
11:36 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Upgraded versions of the Moto G5 line are coming to the US this fall
We've been getting info about Motorola's Moto G5S and G5S Plus phones for a little while, but now we have the official specs and general release dates. First up, the G5S, which has an all-me...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Reddit might look a lot more like Facebooks News Feed soon
Reddit has been talking about some serious design changes for awhile now (getting rid of CSS styling, for one), and now we have more information on what it might look like. In an interview with Recode...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Engadget giveaway: Win a River Mobile Power Station courtesy of EcoFlow!
Having a portable power source is a must if you want to be properly prepared for your next glamping trip or just a long day in the park. EcoFlow's River Mobile Power Station is as near a panacea ...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Watch the US Navys electromagnetic catapult launch a fighter jet
The US Navy's next-gen Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) has already shown it can hurl weighty dead-loads. Now, after months of trials, it just propelled its first actual aircraft. A...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Australian budget bot wins Amazon robot challenge
An inexpensive robot has triumphed over its more sophisticated competition to win Amazon's annual Robotics Challenge. 'Cartman', a robot designed by the Australian Center for Robotic Vi...
10:10 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Why take in great views of London when you can stare at a screen?
If you took a whirl on the Coca-Cola&trade; London Eye but didn't stream it on Facebook Live, did it even happen? We needn't concern ourselves with that philosophical question any longer...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Mophie's USB-C battery pack charges your new MacBook Pro
If you have a USB-C Macbook Pro (also known as the one in which Apple forced us to all live in a dongle-laden hell), you probably are familiar with the woes of charging it. Sure, it's fine if you...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Samsungs Galaxy S8 and S8 now support Daydream View VR
With thousands of apps and Oculus behind it, Samsung's Gear VR is already a great virtual reality headset for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, and comes with a new controller to boot. It's always g...
09:23 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Your face might do more than just unlock the new iPhone
Apple's latest secret leak was from its own documentation -- and it's given plenty for developers to chew over. The latest code snippets shared by Guilherme Rambo and Steve Troughton-Smith o...
09:03 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget SteelSeries says its nailed 'true 1-to-1' mouse tracking
Gaming peripheral brand SteelSeries has expanded its mouse lineup with an offering that could prove to be the Holy Grail for serious esports gamers: true "1-to-1" tracking. The company'...
08:40 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon snatches ATP tennis rights from Sky
After winning numerous awards for its TV and movie originals, Amazon has set its sights on adding coverage of various popular sporting events to its Prime subscription. In the US, the company has alre...
08:03 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Amazon removes Blu smartphones over 'security concerns'
Budget Android phone manufacturer Blu Products has been suspended from selling its handsets on Amazon. Citing "security concerns," the online retail giant is removing Blu models from Amazon....
07:35 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget BT Sport will air Gfinity esports, just like BBC Three
Gfinity is on a roll. The British esports organiser has partnered with BT Sport to broadcast its Elite Series tournament in the UK. The company inked a near-identical deal with BBC Three last week, en...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Facebook and Twitter hold anti-extremism alliance summit
The quartet of web giants that make up the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) are holding their inaugural meeting today. Formed in June by Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and Google, the ...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Tuesday, August 1st 2017
Good Tuesday morning to you. Hackers have accessed details of forthcoming episodes of Game of Thrones, and we've got an early leaky look at the Galaxy Note 8. Talking of hacks and leaks, our Defc...
04:51 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Sony's turnaround strategy is working
When Sony nominated Kaz Hirai to lead the corporation, he laid out an ambitious strategy that he titled One Sony. Hirai identified three key markets where he wanted Sony to be a leader: digital imagin...
03:59 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget See how NASA envisions a 'Mars 2030' landing in VR
Just because you can't go with the astronauts NASA chooses for the first manned mission to Mars doesn't mean you can't experience the Red Planet for yourself. A NASA-approved virtual ex...
02:37 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget Sony is acquiring anime distributor Funimation
Turns out the partnership Sony and Funimation forged to create the latter's streaming service wasn't a one-off thing. Sony Pictures is currently in the process of buying 95 percent of Funima...
12:13 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget CNN: Email 'prankster' catfished White House personnel
Ready for another story about political emails? CNN reports tonight that a person described as a "prankster" from the UK emailed several White House officials and successfully fooled them in...
12:01 am -04 - Tue, August 1, 2017
Engadget HP made a VR backpack for on-the-job training
To date, VR backpack PCs have been aimed at gamers who just don't want to trip over cords while they're fending off baddies. But what about pros who want to collaborate, or soldiers who want...
10:09 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget College football player loses scholarship over his YouTube channel
YouTube views can translate into serious dollars, but if you're a student athlete, you may want to think twice about trying to earn money on the platform. A football player for the University of ...
08:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Take an early look at the Galaxy Note 8 in 'Midnight Black'
While the Galaxy Note 8 won't launch until August 23rd, noted leaker Evan Blass aka EVLeaks has just posted a full render of the device in its Midnight Black color. Closely matching renders seen ...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget What's on TV: 'Voltron,' 'Sharknado 5' and 'Wet Hot American Summer'
This week is a big one for Netflix, although bigger releases like The Defenders are still waiting for later in August. This week we'll see season three of Voltron: Legendary Defender, as well as ...
06:44 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Bloomberg: Spotify is planning another big podcast push
Spotify started its new year getting into the podcast game when it announced it was bringing on its first original content in a trio of music-related shows. Then in March, it partnered with WNYC to br...
06:05 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Android apps can find nearby devices even when they're offline
If you've ever wished that your smartphone's apps would automatically do your bidding the moment you neared a device, you're in luck. After previewing it at I/O in May, Google has made...
05:43 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Google just made scheduling work meetings a little easier
There's a little bit of good news for people juggling both Google G Suite tools and Microsoft Exchange for their schedule management at work. Google has released an update that will allow G Suite...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Titanfall 2 arrives on EAs PC and Xbox One subscription services
Titanfall 2, the criminally underrated man-vs.-mech multiplayer game that reliably releases new free content nearly every month, is now available for subscribers of EA's subscription services. Us...
04:59 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Watchdog asks FTC to look into how Google collects shopping data
Back in May, Google introduced a new tool, "store sales measurement," which tracks debit and credit card purchases in the real world. The company claimed it could help them prove that online...
04:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Samsung hints how the Galaxy Note 8's dual camera will work
It's no secret that the Galaxy Note 8 will likely include dual rear cameras given all the leaks, but you don't have to take the rumor mill's word for it -- Samsung appears to have dropp...
04:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Tech CEOs havent yet agreed to attend House net neutrality hearing
Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee invited CEOs from Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon, Netflix, Comcast, Verizon, AT&amp;T and Charter Communications to testify at an upcoming hearing ab...
04:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget HP brought a trippy tech museum to a music fest
It was a blazing hot summer's day, but inside a pitch black room in HP's "The Lab" at the Panorama music festival in New York, I got the chills. I was experiencing Right Passage, o...
03:49 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget FCC says sharing DDoS attack details undermines security
Back in May, Comedy Central's John Oliver exhorted viewers to add their public comment on the FCC's website for net neutrality. While at first it seemed as if the server couldn't handle...
03:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Lyft's Minnie Vans will drive guests around Disney World
Earlier this month, Lyft teamed up with Taco Bell for a new Taco Mode service that lets riders add a stop to the fast food chain on their late night route. Now, Lyft is partnering with another brand -...
03:11 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Multiplayer VR is about to look much more realistic
Multiplayer VR is imperfect, especially on a large scale. Body tracking tends to be quite limited, so it's not uncommon to see generic animations and herky-jerky movements from your fellow playe...
02:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget What we're using: The Razer Blade and switching back to Windows
Welcome to IRL, our series dedicated to the things that Engadget writers play, use, watch and listen to. This week, Features Editor Aaron Souppouris explains his switched to Windows and a new laptop, ...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget The exquisite art and subculture of Def Cons (unofficial) badges
A series of tweets sent me and other Def Con attendees scrambling to get to the Caesers Palace pool as quickly as possible. I cut short a conversation, shoved my gear in my bag and ran out of the pres...
02:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Judge rules lawsuit claiming Apple broke FaceTime can proceed
Apple was hit with a lawsuit earlier this year that claims the company purposefully broke FaceTime on iOS 6 in order to push people to upgrade to iOS 7. And as of late last week, Apple failed to get t...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Unlock VR mode in 'Alien: Isolation,' if you dare
Alien: Isolation is a terrifying game, even before you add VR to the mix. But, for those of you dying to experience the survival horror in all its immersive (underwear-spoiling) glory, you can now pla...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Chrome ad-blocker shows up in experimental Android browser
Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google would soon include built-in ad blocking in Chrome for both mobile and desktop. While the feature hasn't been officially revealed ye...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget The VR successor to 'Second Life' is now in public beta
Sansar, the VR platform by Second Life creator Linden Lab, is now available for everyone to explore. The public "creator beta" follows a private "creator preview," which allowed de...
01:16 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Classic action game 'Another World' is headed to your turntable
If you've played &Eacute;ric Chahi's classic action-adventure Another World (aka Out of this World), there's a good chance you remember the soundtrack. Large chunks of the game wer...
01:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Gboard on iOS adds YouTube and Maps everywhere there's a keyboard
Gboard might not be the fastest input method for your device, but that doesn't negate its utility. Swapping to it within a text message thread or Facebook Messenger is faster than jumping into an...
12:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Hackers leak HBO episodes, 'Game of Thrones' info online
Netflix isn't the only video service suffering form a hack: HBO has been breached as well. Hackers have gotten their mitts on 1.5 terabytes of data according to Entertainment Weekly, which appare...
12:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Scientists want to create animal feed out of light and electricity
Figuring out how to feed the Earth's population is no small feat, which is why a recent development is so exciting. Researchers at the Lappeenranta University of Technology and VTT Technical Rese...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Amazon's new show only exists to sell you more stuff
Amazon is blending commerce and entertainment again with a new show called Overhaul in which YouTube stars makeover their homes with products you can easily purchase on Amazon. The show will be on a s...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget The best VR headsets and accessories for dorms
We'll be the first to admit that a virtual-reality session isn't terribly conducive to bonding with new friends in the dorm. But, hey, a few of us here at Engadget are introverts, so you don...
11:46 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Alphabet is using salt and antifreeze to store power from wind farms
The latest from Alphabet's experimental X division? A storage solution for renewable energy. Code named "Malta," the system uses tanks of salt and antifreeze (or another hydrocarbon liq...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Technology is failing to create transparent supply chains
During the early days of globalization, it was relatively easy for corporations to either hide, or be ignorant of, human rights and environmental atrocities committed along their supply chain. Factori...
11:14 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Discovery acquires HGTV parent company in $14.6 billion TV deal
Discovery Communications is acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive in a $14.6 billion deal announced today. Once finalized, Discovery will produce around 8,000 hours of original programming yearly and...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Share your 'Minecraft' creations in 3D
Minecraft is all about creating 3D worlds, but sharing them outside of the game has always been a 2D experience -- you're sharing screenshots and videos like with any other game. Microsoft wants...
10:39 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Getting NASA astronauts safely out of Orion
As Project Mercury astronaut Gus Grissom learned, NASA spaceflights are not over after splashdown. During his 1961 mission, the hatch blew too soon and nearly took him and the "Liberty Bell"...
10:21 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Bollywood star Salman Khan is coming to Amazon Prime Video
Amazon has made no secret of its ambitions when it comes to TV and film; after all, it just took another step towards becoming a full-fledged film studio by handling distribution for one of its movies...
10:03 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Japans first private rocket launch is a partial success
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) hasn't made a secret of their spaceflight ambitions; they aim to put humans on the moon before China. But private spaceflight is also reaching new...
09:45 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Lunar 'sandbox' helps robots see in harsh moon lighting
Everything is more extreme on the moon. On top of temperatures that range from -300 F to +224 F, future astronauts and probes must deal with lighting conditions generously described as "harsh.&qu...
09:23 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget AMD is unintentionally profiting from cryptocurrency miners
A digital gold rush always has one obvious winner: the people who make the tools necessary to mine in the first place. AMD, for instance, has found itself the beneficiary of an increase in demand for ...
09:02 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Samsung's latest LTE modem supports faster-than-fiber speeds
If you're in the market for the Galaxy S9 next year, it could have a modem that's faster than your home fiber connection. Samsung has unveiled a co-called 6CA (carrier aggregation) modem tha...
08:15 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget London is getting another dockless bike rental service
Competition over putting bums on the seats of rental bikes is hotting up in London, with Mobike today announcing an expansion of its dockless service into the capital in September. The company will st...
08:02 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Amazon will become a bona fide film studio this year
Amazon has traditionally stuck to buying and producing films, relying on indie film studios to distribute its flicks to cinemas. However, its next big release will see the retail giant's burgeoni...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Self-driving car demo is the first to cross the US-Canada border
As a rule, self-driving car tests tend to be limited to the country where they started. But that's not how people drive -- what happens when your autonomous vehicle crosses the border? Continenta...
06:00 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget The Morning After: Monday, July 31st 2017
Hey, good morning!Welcome to the new week. Over the weekend, we talked about our new robot friends, HTC's return to flagship smartphone form and fines for walking while texting -- if you're ...
04:30 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Scientists find cleaner, more efficient way to turn CO2 into fuel
Conventional fuel aren't going away just yet, but that doesn't mean you can't produce them in a more responsible way... and scientists might have found that way. They've developed ...
03:03 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Genetic engineering creates an unnaturally blue flower
Blue flowers are rare in nature, and for good reason: the color is usually the result of mutations and quirks of acidity levels rather than an actual blue pigment. That makes genetically engineering a...
01:29 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Firmware shows the next iPhone will use infrared face unlock
Ever since our close look at an alleged render of the next iPhone back in May, there have been rumors of 3D face scanning plus a large screen-to-body ratio flying about. Today, we finally bring you so...
01:29 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget Firmware suggests the next iPhone will use infrared face unlock
Ever since our close look at an alleged render of the next iPhone back in May, there have been rumors of 3D face scanning plus a large screen-to-body ratio flying about. Today, we finally bring you so...
12:33 am -04 - Mon, July 31, 2017
Engadget AMD returns to high-end gaming graphics with Radeon RX Vega
AMD has been content to cater to budget gamers with its graphics cards over the past couple of years, but it's ready to play in the big leagues once again. After plenty of leaks and no shortage o...